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Our audio equipment has been designed to meet the needs of musicians and sound professionals. And that's why so many performers, sound engineers and music schools have taken the decision to use our products every day. They have embraced the Prodipe philosophy and signed up to the Prodipe adventure. 

  • Gary Atkins


    Composer - Keyboardist - Orchestrator

    Composer, guitarist, pianist, arranger, orchestrator, copyist , and specialist in computer music, Gary Atkins worked for the theater, television, film and multimedia. He is also the creator of macProVideo tutorials used worldwide.

    Gary Atkins is a composer, guitarist, keyboardist, arranger, orchestrator, copyist, and computer specialist who has worked in Theatre, Television, Film and Multimedia.

    A MacProVideo Trainer Gary has created tutorials that have been used by people around the world. Gary co-wrote the music for the CTV series Creepy Canada with Martin Deller.

    He has assisted and acted as copyist for some of Canada's award-winning composers (John Welsman, Paul Hoffert and Glenn Morley). Currently, Gary is the Technology Co-ordinator for the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) and teaches Music Technology at Humber College.

    He is highly regarded as a trainer, and has been sought after by awarding composers such as Joe Sealy (Jazz Pianist), Glenn Morley (Genie Award winner), David Blumberg (Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, American Idol), Yves Frulla (Celine Dion Band: Keyboard Player), Clarence McDonald (James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Streisand) and others to provide training for individual users and groups in how to use Sibelius and other software.

    In 2007 Gary was made an Apple Distinguished Educator, and has presented at conferences across North America including the 2008 National Educators Computer Conference in San Antonio.

     

  • Gérard Langella


    Sound designer - Producer - Composer

    Producer/Composer for numerous entertainers in France.

    Producer/Composer for numerous entertainers in France and abroad: Mr Untel & Hanna H, Loving Paris, Sister Queen, Isis, Precious Wilson, Kova Rea and WahWah Watson.

    Production/Direction/Remixes for the My Major Company label: Khaled, Sonique, Tuvstarr, Master Boys, Patrick Juvet, Brigitte Fontaine, Kenny Thomas, Dalida, Charles & Eddie, Rachid Taha, Carole Jiani, Art Mengo and L'Affaire Louis Trio.

    Multimedia Producer for www.blobprod.com (Universal, Meadow Five Star, Salem, Camel).

    Sound designer, theme tunes and TV ad music (Paris Première, Ardisson A2, MCM, Maxximum, NRJ/TF1, General Motors, etc).

  • Gérard Prévost


    Bassist - Director - Arranger

    What a career! He started out with Coluche at a time when Coluche was doing music shows (he resumed this role in Antoine de Caunes' film about Coluche). Then he worked with Renaud, Gainsbourg, and the Gypsy Kings. He is one of the founders of Le Grand Orchestra du Splendid.

    Gérard Prévost had his first taste of rock with Chaussettes Noires, and of jazz with Miles Davis. He then made the natural progression to jazz-rock fusion in the 1970s (ZAO, Transit Express, David Rose, etc.).

    Accompanying a number of singer-songwriters, such as Les Enfants Terribles, Maxime Le Forestier and Yves Simon, gave him the opportunity to meet Coluchee and found Le Grand Orchestre du Splendid.

    In the 1980s he became director and arranger for Renaud, Odeurs, Bijou, and finally, the Gipsy Kings, with whom he worked for 14 years.

    In 2002 he returned to the jazz scene, starting a trio with Stéphane Guéry (guitarist), who introduced him to Arbon. And the journey continues with studio and live work. He was involved in the recording of two of Arbon's albums and the subsequent tours, Etre et avoir été, in 2005, and Il pleut au Paradis, in 2007.

     

     

     

  • Guy Marchand


    Singer - Musician - Comedian

    Actor, singer and multi-talented French musician who plays piano, saxophone and clarinet. His preferences are jazz, blues and tango.

    Guy Marchand was born in Paris and grew up there until his military service.

    While studying at the lycée Voltaire in Paris, he played clarinet at night in the clubs around Saint-Germain-des-Prés.


    He began his military service as a reserve officer at the airborne school in Pau, and in 1962 was posted as a sublieutenant (trained paratrooper) to the airborne regiment, which was part of the Air Transport Group (GLA1) at Montigny-lès-Metz.


    This experience led to his posting with the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) as a liaison officer during the war in Algeria. For a time he served with the French Foreign Legion.


    In his capacity as a paratroop officer, he was one of the technical advisors on the 1962 film, The Longest Day. This paved the way for his entry into the world of cinema.

    Guy Marchand is also blessed with the beautiful voice of a crooner and tasted his first musical success with La Passionata, a hit in the summer of 1965. Several equally successful albums and singles followed, but he also loves tango music, and in 1982 he sang Destinée on the soundtrack for Les Sous-doués en Vacances and Le père Noël est une Ordure.


    Indeed, Guy Marchand would say, in his usual good humour, that Destinée, along with the Avec le PMU on joue comme on aime advert, were his most important contributions to French culture. After his appearance as a paratrooper in The Longest Day, he acted alongside Lino Ventura and Brigitte Bardot in Robert Enrico's Boulevard du Rhum.

    His cinema career is peppered with support roles, one of which, the deputy to Lino Ventura's inspector in Claude Miller's Garde à Vue, earned him a César award for best supporting actor in 1982.


    That same year, he had a part in Nestor Burma, the tale of the tough detective, which was first played by Michel Serrault and then by Guy Marchand himself nearly ten years later in the television series of the same name. His performance in Coup de Torchon alongside Philippe Noiret was also admired, along with his roles as a bad-tempered husband in Cousin, Cousine and as a cynical car mechanic in L'Été en Pente Douce.

    As well as being an expert parachutist, Guy Marchand is a boxer, a horse rider, a polo player, and a Simca 1000 rally car driver with Star Racing Team. In 2007, his autobiography, Le Guignol des Buttes-Chaumont, was published, and he married Adelina, a young Siberian security officer whom he met in Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport.

    Previously he had been married to the actress, Béatrice Chatelier, his fictional wife in Les sous-doués en vacances. After his autobiography he wrote two novels: Un rasoir dans les mains d'un singe, in 2008, and Le soleil des enfants perdus, in 2011, which was awarded the Jean Nohain prize in 2012. Also in 2012 he returned to music with the release of the album, Chansons de ma jeunesse, in which he interprets classic French songs.

     

  • I Munoz/Vigilante


    Electronic music artist & Djs

    Ivan Munoz, aka Vigilante, is an industrial artist in South America. With his mix of electronic and metal, he has been able to conquer audiences of Chile and the world.

    Currently he has released 3 albums, The Heroes Code (2005), A War of Ideas (2007) and The New Resistance (2011) as well as 3 EPs, Juicio Final (2006), Prison Break (2010) and Army of Time (2011) and on DVD + CD Life is a Battlefield in countries such as Germany, Russia, Argentina and Japan as well as being distributed both physically and digitally throughout the world. During their five European Tours, they have performed their music in many countries, including: Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, France, Portugal, Italy, Norway and Spain.

    In 2006 and 2010, Vigilante achieved being the only Chilean musician to participate in one of the world's biggest festivals, known as Wave Gotik Treffen, held in Germany. In 2008, Vigilante was the supporting band for Nine Inch Nails in Chile.

    His work has had him collaborating and sharing the stage with some of the most influential bands in the Industrial music scene, including: Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Strapping Young Lad, Suicide Commando, SITD, Die Krupps, VNV Nation, Funker Vogt, Agonoize, Soman, Birmingham 6, Hanin Elias, Tyske Ludder, Clan of Xymox, Siva Six, The Dreamside, Dope Stars Inc., XP8 and XPQ-21.

    At last, Vigilante was promoting his latest productions and preparing what was becoming his 4th album, called The New Resistance with guest stars from bands like Ministry, Leæther Strip, Strapping Young Lad, Atari Teenage Riot, Birmingham 6 and more.

     

  • Jean Fauque


    Composer - Singer

    French lyricist, singer and composer who has worked with Alain Bashung, Jacques Dutronc, Johnny Hallyday, Patricia Kaas, Isabelle Boulay, LuzCasal, Marc Lavoine and Vanessa Paradis.

    Jean Fauque has worked with Alain Bashung on numerous albums, from Novice in 1989 through to L'imprudence in 2002. Among the albums are Osez Joséphine, Ma petite Entreprise and La nuit je mens. At Victoires de la Musique 2005, Fantaisie Militaire was voted the best album of the last twenty tears.

    Jean Fauque has also written songs for many other performers, including Jacques Dutronc, Johnny Hallyday, Patricia Kaas, Isabelle Boulay, LuzCasal, Marc Lavoine, Dolly, Aston Villa, Guesch Patti, Anggun, Alizée, Eva Marchal and Vanessa Paradis.

     

     

  • Jean-Claude Auclin


    Cellist

    Jean- Claude Auclin is a cellist who benefited in the best teachings of the French school of cello.

    Jean-Claude Auclin is a cellist who has benefited from the best cello teaching in France.

    At the age of 9 he began his musical studies at Bourges and a few years later was awarded a Licence de Concert by the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (Ivan Chiffoleau's class) before obtaining first prize for cello playing (Maurice Gendron and Roland Pidoux' class) and first prize for chamber music (Jean Mouilère's class) at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.

    After spending three years with the Opéra he joined Radio France's philharmonic orchestra in 1994, performing all over the world under the direction of a number of highly esteemed composers.

    Jean-Claude Auclin is also a member of the AGA string trio with Cécile Agator and Sophie Groseil from Radio France. He has been involved in a number of soundtrack recordings in Paris' biggest studios.

    His passion for music crosses all genres and styles. He has played and recorded with Uté Lemper, Françis Cabrel, Laurent Voulzy, Alain Souchon, Julian Lennon, Florent Pagny, Zazie, Michel Delpech, Jane Birkin, Hélène Ségara, and performed on stage with the Brazilian singer Rolando Faria (Les Étoiles) and the guitarist Jérôme Degey.

  • Jean-Claude Petit


    Composer - Orchestrator

    Jean-Claude Petit is a French pianist, composer and arranger.

    After playing with some of the jazz greats during his teens (Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Clarke, etc.), he left the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris with first place in harmony, fugue and counterpoint, and in 1966, entered the world of variety performance. Here he wrote and arranged for Julien Clerc, Serge Lama, Claude François, Mink Deville, Joan Baez, Michel Sardou, Alain Souchon, Sylvie Vartan, Jairo, Mort Shuman and Gilbert Bécaud.

    In the cinema he began to work as musical ghostwriter for Michel Magne. He sold the rights for his 1976 electronic pop album to the director, Alejandro Jodorowsky, so that the music could be used as the sound track for the film, Tusk.

    He was responsible for the music on Jean de Florette and Manon des sources, by Claude Berri, and on Cyrano de Bergerac, by Jean-Paul Rappeneau. Cyrano de Bergerac brought him a César and a Victoire de la Musique award in 1991.

    Jean-Claude Petit has also composed, produced and played on jazz rock alums, such as Babel, with the guitarist, Philip Catherine, and The Best of all Possible Worlds, with Celmar Engel.

    In June 2013 he was elected president of the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music. In 2014 he penned his first opera, Colomba, which was adapted from the novel by Prosper Mérimée and performed at the Opéra Municipal de Marseille. In 2015 he worked on the song, Le Secret Perdu, which is the first single from the 10th album by Pascal Obispo.