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AES London Technical Programme & Registration Available Online

April 8th, 2010 | Posted in News, newsletter

London, UK — The AES European Convention, to take place at the Novotel London West Convention Centre from May 22-25, 2010, announces that the technical programme and registration are now available online.

A full technical programme of sessions are planned, including nearly 200 papers and posters, tutorials, workshops and broadcast and special events – a record number. These in-depth topics to be explored will range from audio for broadcast, games, sound reinforcement, recording and post-production. The convention will be also arranged so that the exhibits and technical programme sessions are close together and complement each other.

The London Exhibit Hall is enthusiastically filling fast and there are only a few exhibitor spaces left. Exhibitors from countries around the globe – from large to boutique firms – will have new products and technologies to introduce at the show.

Additional details on the exhibits, technical programme, and registration are available now on the AES website. You can reserve your hotel room using the PDF form on the website. Make sure to mention AES in any communication with the hotel. Book your room today!

For over 60 years, the AES conventions have been the largest gathering of audio professionals and enthusiasts on the globe, attracting delegates from over 100 countries worldwide.


Innovative Shotgun Microphone from SCHOEPS

April 8th, 2010 | Posted in News, newsletter

At the AES Convention in London, May 23rd – 25th, 2010 SCHOEPS will introduce the SuperCMIT digital shotgun microphone, which uses an innovative principle of operation (two transducers and a DSP) and defines a completely new category of directional microphone. With its moderate length, it still has greater directivity than conventional shotgun microphones – even at low frequencies – as well as an extraordinary ability to suppress pickup of diffuse sound. It also features the transparent sound quality for which the Schoeps CMIT 5 analog shotgun microphone is already well known. With the technology used exclusively in the SuperCMIT, Schoeps has created the first microphone that offers distinctly increased directivity without compromising sound quality or signal-to-noise ratio.


Prism Sound Shows SADiE 6 At AES London

April 8th, 2010 | Posted in News, newsletter

Cambridge, UK — Prism Sound will be attending the AES in London with a range of products designed for the professional recording and broadcast markets. Among these is SADiE 6, a new software-only version of the world-famous SADiE editing system which was launched at the end of 2009 to much critical acclaim.

SADiE digital audio workstations have been used for the last 18 years in broadcast, mastering, post-production and music recording applications. Until now SADiE users have needed specific proprietary hardware to run their systems but with the new SADiE packages, users can access all the speed, power and flexibility of SADiE on any computer running Microsoft Windows with ASIO compatible audio hardware, as well as existing SADiE5 hardware platforms.

The new products are application based and focus on the core SADiE expertise of Radio Production, TV/Film Post, Mastering, Archiving & Restoration, and high-level Sound Design. With no dedicated hardware requirements, the product range is more cost effective, taking the SADiE brand, reputation and advantages into new markets. The extended compatibility also significantly reinforces its appeal to professional users around the world.

Prism Sound will also be showing the SADiE LRX2 multitrack location recording workstation, which is designed to fulfil the needs of an ever more complex recording environment and to serve a wide variety of remote recording applications. This versatile tool is as effective at capturing the original soundtracks for film and television productions as it is for producing location multitrack audio recordings for release on distributed media such as CD or DVD.

Finally, Prism Sound will complete its AES line-up with its full range of recording and editing products, including the ever popular ADA-8XR multichannel audio converter, the Orpheus FireWire interface and the Maselec range of equalizers, compressors and mic pre amps.

About Prism Sound

Founded in 1987, Prism Sound manufacture high-quality professional digital audio equipment for the International broadcast, film, music production, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. The range now includes SADiE digital audio workstations and location recorders. Prism Sound also manufactures audio test and measurement products such as the DSA-1 and the dScope Series III audio analyzer.

For more information please visit www.sadie.com or www.prismsound.com

Audio Precision to Show One MegaHertz FFTs at AES London

April 8th, 2010 | Posted in News, newsletter

Beaverton, OR — Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test and measurement will use the AES Convention in London as the platform to show for the first time in Europe the company’s recently released ultra-high bandwidth analyzer option for the APx525 family of audio analyzers.

The BW52 High Bandwidth option extends the APx’s FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) capability all the way to 1 megahertz, with 24-bit resolution and 2.38 Hz bin width, making APx ideal for looking at out-of-band noise in Class-D amplifiers, sigma-delta converters and other modern audio devices. By comparison, other audio analyzers have a maximum FFT bandwidth of 250 kHz or less, making them unsuitable for looking at switching frequencies that often center around 300-500 kHz. RF (Radio Frequency) spectrum analyzers can have much wider bandwidth, but their low impedance, low resolution and low tolerance to high input levels again make them unsuitable for audio design.

“Compared to the previous state of the art, an FFT of this length and resolution is like trading a pair of reading glasses for the Hubble telescope,” says Bruce Hofer, Chairman and co-founder of Audio Precision. “It’s a real technical achievement for the company”

25 Years Of Audio Test & Measurement Leadership

Audio Precision revolutionized the audio test world twenty-five years ago with the introduction of System One, the first audio analyzer to utilize the power of a PC as part of its design. AP continued to lead the industry as new audio technologies were developed: dual-domain audio analysis, 192K digital analysis, and Dolby and DTS test solutions, and more recently with the next generation APx platform, which introduced the first multichannel audio analyzer and the first HDMI audio analyzer.


The BW52 is supported by the following models of APx: APx520, 521, 525 and 526.

About Audio Precision

Audio Precision is the recognized standard in audio test and measurement, providing high-bandwidth, multichannel audio test instruments for the latest modern audio devices, including Class-D amplifiers and HDMI receivers. Since 1984, AP has offered high performance audio analyzer instruments and applications to help engineers worldwide design and manufacture all types of consumer, professional and industrial audio products. For more information, visit http://ap.com.

SALZBRENNER STAGETEC Premieres NEXUS with SDI Board for Premium Productions

April 8th, 2010 | Posted in News, newsletter

Buttenheim, Germany — SALZBRENNER STAGETEC MEDIAGROUP presents the new XHDI 02, a plug-in card for the NEXUS audio network. The XHDI 02’s most outstanding feature is compatibility with each and every SDI format specified by the current standards. The various formats differ greatly in data rate, varying from 270 Mbit/s for SD-SDI, 1,5 Gbit/s for HD-SDI and up to 3 Gbit/s for the new 3G-SDI. The latter is required for productions in the 1080p50 (or 1080p60) formats, which are used in the premium broadcast segment and for digital movie production. Both are areas where NEXUS is often to be found at the heart of the audio installation.

Like other NEXUS SD-SDI and HD-SDI boards, the XHDI 02 de-embeds, processes and re-embeds all the audio accompanying the video from and to the SDI stream and also offers a multitude of other useful functions. The NEXUS XHDI 02 board can be equipped with sample-rate converters and is then able to de-embed the audio even from asynchronous video signals and re-embed them again. Dolby E®signals can be accommodated, by combining the XHDI 02 with an XDED (neXus Dolby E® Decoder) board. The Dolby E®signals are de-embedded, decoded, mixed and processed, if required, in NEXUS, then re-encoded and re-embedded. This procedure is also applicable to asynchronous SDI signals. As a further unique feature, the board has the ability to compensate for the delays inherent in the Dolby E® decoding and coding process. This ensures that video and audio are always in perfect lip-sync.

XHDI 02’s comprehensive functionality introduces a welcome simplification to the workflow, which could otherwise only be achieved with additional external devices!

A number of major broadcasters — for example, ARD in Germany, — have announced their intention of making their NEXUS installations capable of dealing with the 1080p50 and 1080p60 video formats and 3G-SDI, and to use them as the formats of choice for their most important productions as soon as HD becomes a regular broadcast format. Others, such as tpc and RTS in Switzerland and a major American sports broadcaster have already completed this transition and are already using the brand-new NEXUS XHDI 02 boards.


Riedel Presents New RockNet Digital Input Module

April 8th, 2010 | Posted in News, newsletter

Wuppertal, Germany– Riedel Communications renowned for pioneering cutting edge audio, fiber and intercom technology has unveiled the new RockNet RN.335.DI digital input interface. The new digital input module provides eight digital inputs via AES. To integrate different digital sources it features high quality algorithms for excellent sampling rate conversion. It supports sampling rates between 32 and 192 kHz.

RockNet is a digital real-time audio network that provides up to 160 digital audio channels over a single counterrotating CAT-5 ring. Based on a redundant ring topology, RockNet forms a self-healing network with no loss of audio in case of a connection fault between two devices.

About Riedel

Riedel Communications – the largest supplier of communications equipment to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver – designs, manufactures and distributes the most sophisticated intercom, fiber, audio and radio technology for customers worldwide in the broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports and theatre industries. The products reflect today’s leading-edge technologies that expand conventional concepts into tomorrow’s applications. The Riedel group of companies also includes a European based large rental operation that provides radio, intercom services, event accreditation & ticketing systems as well as fiber-based and wireless audio & video transmission systems. The Company was founded in 1987 and today employs over 200 people located within 8 locations in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.


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