New York, NY — With the successful completion of the 131st AES Convention on Sunday, Oct. 23rd, one of the most positive, pages has been written in the annals of AES history. As 310 Exhibitors and 15,926 attendees thronged to NY’s Jacob Javits Center for the “World Series of Pro Audio,” flawless fall weather and rampant enthusiasm blended in a textbook example of planning and execution. “Soon after the curtains fell on last year’s event, our 2011 Committee began the first of over a dozen intensive planning meetings,” reports Convention Chair Jim Anderson. Each Chair brought an extraordinary degree of commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism to the table. The results of their labors registered rave reviews and high praise from attendees and exhibitors alike.” More »
Westlake Village, CA — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, again had a strong showing at this year’s AES convention, which took place October 21-23, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. GC Pro has been celebrating its 10th anniversary throughout 2011 as the organization continues to grow, and AES was the perfect opportunity to highlight the new and exciting things that they have to offer.
At the booth, GC Pro showcased some of the products that they exclusively distribute in the U.S., such as the Neve Genesys Console, which sports new enhanced functionality and many new features; the new Ocean Way HR-3 High Resolution Reference Monitor System, which provides virtually unlimited dynamic range while maintaining absolutely matched uniform frequency response between channels; and the new Sterling Audio ST6050 Ocean Way Signature Series Microphone, a limited-edition Class-A FET studio mic. More »
New York, NY — At this year’s AES Convention, Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test, announced the availability of their advanced HDMI I/O option for their APx525 family of two and four channel audio analyzers.
The HDMI option for APx analyzers had previously been available only for the eight-channel APx585. The new configuration is designed to match the needs of smartphone, tablet and set-top box manufacturers who require digital multichannel interfaces such as HDMI, but only have need for two channels of analog audio. The APx525 family now supports HDMI, Bluetooth and the digital serial option, allowing comprehensive test of all inputs and outputs of modern audio devices. More »
New York, NY — Millennia Music & Media Systems debuted their ultra-high performance NSEQ-4 parametric equalizer at the recent AES show in NY. It is designed for the engineer that doesn’t need the versatility of having the NSEQ-2’s Valve and Solid State circuitry in the same unit.
“The NSEQ-4 combines the musicality of the NSEQ-2 with a substantial increase in soundstage,” commented award-winning engineer Bruce Leek. More »
Genelec Research and Development Manager, Dr. Aki V. Mäkivirta, Appointed As a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society
Natick, MA — Genelec is pleased to announce that Dr. Aki V. Mäkivirta, Research and Development Manager at the company, has achieved the distinction of becoming a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (AES). The Society’s Fellowship Award is given to a member who has rendered conspicuous service or is recognized as having made a valuable contribution to the advancement in, or dissemination of, knowledge of audio engineering or in the promotion of its application in practice. More »
New York, NY — At this year’s AES in New York, Novation debuted Automap 4.1, bringing the brand new, full-featured version of Novation’s music software control application to all Novation controllers, including the flagship SL MkII.
Automap is free software that comes with all Novation controllers. It gives you instant access to your DAW and plug-ins so you can get hands-on control of your music software. It features a software edit page that graphically shows what software parameter is assigned to which knob, fader or button on the hardware. Automap 4 also has a re-designed GUI and now features a notification system that pops up in the corner of your monitor to tell you what you are controlling when you move a knob, slider or button.
Automap 4 was launched with the Novation’s new Impulse controller keyboard range in Summer 2011. The v4.1 update enables Novation’s top of the range SL MkII controllers to work with Automap 4 for instant assignment and convenient control. Other Novation controllers and keyboards are now also compatible with Automap 4, including: Nocturn, Launchpad, UltraNova, ReMOTE SL, Nocturn Keyboard and the SL Compact.
Automap is the original music software control technology. It was launched in 2006 and has evolved over the years with significant workflow improvements. It is simple to set up and start using right away, and gives you unparalleled control over your DAW’s mixer, effects and virtual instruments. First introduced at the AES show, Automap 4.1 will be available for free download by the beginning of November 2011.
Novation is a division of Focusrite Audio Engineering, Ltd. Since Novation was born, back in 1992, the company name has become synonymous with world-class analogue modeling synthesizers and unrivalled MIDI controller keyboards and solutions. The product range continues to receive critical acclaim from the music press and win numerous awards for outstanding technology and usability. Fantastic build quality, true musical instrument feel and intuitive controls are just three of the reasons why Novation’s digital musical instruments are simply a joy to play.
To keep products up to date and in tune with the user’s needs, Novation continually provide improved operating systems and brand new software available for download. OS updates are fuelled and inspired by suggestions from existing users, so comments about Novation products are actively encouraged.
Milford, NH — Earthworks has unveiled the new and improved DP30/C Drum Periscope cardioid microphone. After many recommendations from front of house engineers and drummers from all over the globe, the redesigned DP30/C features a thicker and more rugged gooseneck that will stay in place even when the snare or toms are struck extremely hard. Once the durable microphone head is placed in the “sweet spot”, drummers will not have to worry about the DP30/C migrating once they commence. More »