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					                                                                                Contact: Robert Clyne
                                                                                  Neilson/Clyne, Inc.
                                                                                 Tel: (615) 662-1616


           — Acclaimed film music engineer relies on 960L in films like Jarhead and
           Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, as well as special events
                  including the recent Disneyland Hong Kong opening gala —

119th AES CONVENTION, NEW YORK, NY, October 7, 2005 — Acclaimed film scoring
engineer Tommy Vicari has filled a critical role in his recordings and mixes of major motion
picture soundtracks with the Lexicon 960L Multi-channel Digital Effects System. In recent
months, Vicari has used the 960L for a range of successful projects, including the forthcoming
Jarhead, based on Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book, and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of
Unfortunate Events. Vicari, whose filmography includes Cinderella Man, Ladder 49, Angels In
America and Finding Nemo, as well as credits mixing the Academy Awards broadcasts for the
past several years, has also turned to the Lexicon 960L for special event audio, such as the
rolling opening last July and August of the new Disneyland theme park in Hong Kong.

Jarhead, for which Vicari recorded at Sigmet Sound in Los Angeles and mixed last month at
Sony Music Studios in New York City, is a perfect example of how the Lexicon 960L Multi-
channel Digital Effects System helps enhance the sound of a major film’s score. He describes the
character of the score, composed by Thomas Newman for the Sam Mendes-directed film, as
“atmospheric, ambient and abstract, with a lot of environmental types of cues. There are
rhythmic cues, elements that suspend the viewer in the film. We used a lot of types of
instruments, so it’s a very complex-sounding score. There are orchestral sounds, but after they
were recorded, they were sampled and played back in a variety of different ways. The sounds are
used to establish themes and moods within the film.

“The 960L has diverse numbers and types of reverb programs that really help bring out the
uniqueness of a score like this,” Vicari continues. “For highly percussive sounds, I can choose
from different types of rooms and vary their size and other parameters until I have exactly the
effect I’m looking for. On string pads, I can use a variety of chambers and halls to enhance and
elaborate on the effect we’re going for. It really helps add depth and dimension to the mix.”
Vicari further notes that the 960L has subtleties that make it critical in the underscoring role.
“The music can often tend to disappear as you pull it back to let the dialog and effects in a scene
stand out,” he explains. “The 960L has the ability to play to the nuances in a piece of music and
give it a presence that remains clear even when it’s mixed into the background. It’s a great
processor and I use it on much of the work I do.”

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—For more information on the complete range of Lexicon Pro products, contact Noel C. Larson,
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Lexicon Pro is exhibiting at Booth #226 and Demo Room 3D03 during the 119th AES
Convention in New York, NY.


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