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AES Pre-Convention Splash as Oral History Project Hits Facebook, Twitter & YouTube

August 31st, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

New York, NY — Penetrating, insightful, illuminating and entertaining, the on-going AES DVD Oral History Project is dedicated to preserving the genius of iconic audio pioneers in their own words. In conjunction with the upcoming 131st AES Convention set for Oct. 20 – 23rd at NY’s Javits Center, Committee Chair Jim Anderson developed a fast-paced series of YouTube clips and rousing video promo videos to highlight the series.

“With over a hundred DVD interviews to choose from, deciding who to feature in this campaign was a major challenge,” Anderson says.  “We ended up going with some of the best known and most colorful figures, including: Dave Hewitt, Bob Ludwig, Frank Laico, Phil Ramone, Ray Dolby and John Eargle. But, all the audio wizards featured in the DVD Oral History Project are distinguished by idiosyncratic accomplishments which have literally changed the pro-audio world.” More »

Avid Partner Pavilion to be Showcased at 131st AES in New York

August 31st, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

New York, NY — At this year’s AES, to be held October 20-23, 2011, Avid solutions partners will be showcasing their technology and solutions in the special Avid Partner Pavilion on the exhibit floor.

“The Avid Partner Pavilion is back again at AES,” says Ed Gray, Director of Partnering Programs for the company.   “Our third party community enjoys great exposure in a property right near ours, guaranteeing that attendees who visit Avid will visit them too.” More »

Metropolis Group Adds Sonnox Oxford Limiters & EQ to All 10 Suites

August 31st, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

Oxford, UK — Europe’s largest independent mastering facility, The Metropolis Group, has purchased a significant package of 10 Sonnox Oxford Limiters and 10 Oxford EQs. Sonnox Sales & Marketing Manager Nathan Eames reports, the substantial plug-in acquisition was vetted by Metropolis Group Technology Development Manager, Crispin Murray. “We test drove a good number of plug-ins, and Sonnox were the ones that everyone seemed to come back to,” Murray said. “Because they were the most transparent of all we tried, they are now installed in all ten of our mastering suites.”

Mastering engineer Miles Showell comments, “Transparency is particularly important with loudness. I don’t think we’re mastering any louder than we used to. We won’t go down the ‘level at all costs’ route, but you do need to compete. If your stuff isn’t loud enough, clients will just go elsewhere. It’s better that we do it as cleanly as possible, rather than just smash the hell out of something, to get it loud. The Oxford Limiter is the cleanest one we have. I use it on probably 85% of my work and have come up with a setting with a slight tape compression feel to it, which makes things sound really nice. More »

VisiSonics to Launch Next Generation Acoustic Arrays at AES

August 31st, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

College Park, MD — The first public demonstration of VisiSonics’ new RealSpace Panoramic Audio cameras and Digital Audio Arrays will be at Booth 758 on the show room floor of this year’s AES convention in New York. These innovative products represent a new generation of technology, offering extremely affordable tools for sound capture and analysis at a fraction of the cost of current products in the market while not compromising on quality and specifications. More »

Guitar Center Professional Helps Outfit Geoff Pillar’s New Electric Thunder Facility in Nashville

August 31st, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

Westlake Village, CA — After years of carting his collection of outboard gear from one studio to the next, Nashville-based freelance mixer Geoff Pillar opened his first recording studio earlier this year with assistance from Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. Electric Thunder, which opened in January 2011, features a fully automated 16-channel Neve Genesys analog recording console, which Pillar purchased from GC Pro, the exclusive U.S. sales channel for the custom-crafted, innovative desk.

“Chad Evans is my rep, and he’s great. I can go to him for just about anything I need. Not only does he know the product, but I know he’s worked in studios before, so I trust a lot of his recommendations,” says Pillar. He reports that GC Pro also recommended wiring specialists and other contractors to help complete the studio in addition to supplying equipment. More »

Harman’s Crown Amplifiers, JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays and Soundcraft VI1™ Digital Console Play Major Role in Celebration Music Theatre Renovation

August 31st, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

Myrtle Beach, SC — Located in Surfside Beach, part of South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach resort area, the 950-seat Celebration Music Theatre opened earlier this year as a home to world-class live entertainment. The Theatre features the artist tribute show SUPERSTARZ! Live! with entertainers performing hits from Elvis, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Cher, Barbra Streisand and many other stars.

The Celebration Music Theatre occupies the site of a former live-performance venue, where the stage, video, lighting, wiring and other parts of the theatre have now been totally redone. All previous audio and video equipment has been removed to make room for a completely new installation that includes more than 30 HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line arrays powered by Crown amplifiers. More »

AES 131st Convention Game Audio Track – Joy Sticks Rule!

August 16th, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

Next Gen Technology, Emerging Trends & Key Players Coalesce to Advance the Art of Crafting Games

New York, NY — Firmly established as a linchpin of today’s pro audio industry, Video Games continue to set new standards for advanced technology and revenue-generating products. In keeping with this stature, the 131st AES Convention, Game Audio Track, has become a magnet for designers, producers and engineers compelled to maintain ‘top of their game’ standards in a community in which longevity is measured in nanoseconds. More »

Royer Ribbons on Tour with Muse

August 16th, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

Dublin, Ireland–When you’ve spent the better part of a decade as FOH engineer for British rockers Muse—not to mention working with The Cure and Snow Patrol—you develop a second sense for knowing what it takes to properly capture and mix instruments and voices so that each artist conveys their signature sound. Welcome to engineer / producer Marc “MC” Carolan’s world. In the case of lead vocalist, guitarist, and keyboards virtuoso Matthew Bellamy’s guitar cabinet, the microphone of choice for acquiring all the subtleties of his playing is none other than the R-122 Live Active Ribbon Microphone from Royer Labs. More »

SD10 Audio Package Offers Compact Touring Kit for DiGiCo Diehard

August 16th, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

Jon Lemon has been rockin’ DiGiCo consoles on A-list tours for nearly 8 years, so when the venerable engineer was asked to handle FOH on a short tour with The Fray, he jumped at the chance to check out the latest DiGiCo SD10 console. The Denver rocker’s mini tour, opening for U2 on a handful of make-up dates from last year’s cancelled tour, was the perfect opportunity for Lemon to explore a desire to assemble and test-drive a small touring package utilizing the compact SD10 – in tandem with an SD 192kHz DiGiRack and the Waves/DiGiCo Sound Bundle. More »

Universiade 2011 Chooses Clear-Com for Summer Games

August 16th, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

Shenzen, China –Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, will be part of the communications setup for Summer Universiade 2011, a prestigious international multi-sport event for university athletes, taking place August 12-23 in Shenzhen, the People’s Republic of China. A 48-port Clear-Com Eclipse-Median digital matrix intercom, 117 V-Series control panels, three IVC-32 32-channel IP matrix cards and a ConcertTM software-based intercom system will provide a vital communications link between broadcasters working in the International Broadcasting Center (IBC) with those in the 27 sports stadiums hosting the games. More »

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