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Formative AES Technical Committee on Sound for Digital Cinema & TV

December 8th, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

New York, NY — The Audio Engineering Society has formed a provisional committee to review audio reproduction for Digital Cinema and Television. Spearheaded by Brian McCarty, Managing Director, Coral Sea Studios (Australia), the new AES Technical Committee on Sound for Digital Cinema & Television, AESTC-SDCTV is planning a meeting in Los Angeles in early 2012. To participate in this event or to join the AESTC-SDCTV Committee contact: Brian McCarty (http://www.aes.org/technical/sdctv/).

“Our mission is to identify a consistent approach to controlling perceived loudness and frequency response from installation to installation, and from position to position within Digital Cinema installations worldwide,” McCarty said. “And, for this to be adopted as the formal reference for all contemporary dubbing stage recording and mixing activities, and ultimately as the unified method for film reproduction at home.” More »

Royer Ribbons on the Road with Fleet Foxes

December 8th, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

Burbank, CA — Fleet Foxes is a highly regarded indie folk band from Seattle, Washington consisting of members Robin Pecknold (vocals, guitar), Skyler Skjelset (guitar), Christian Wargo (bass, guitar, and vocals), Casey Wescott (keyboards, vocals), Morgan Henderson (multiple instruments) and J. Tillman (drums, vocals). With key European stopovers at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, UK and at the Green Man Festival in Crickhowell, UK where they were the headlining act, the band recently toured Europe before resuming stateside for performances in early September. Both electric and acoustic guitars are a critical element of the band’s sound and, to ensure the finest reproduction through the sound reinforcement system, two R-121 ribbon microphones from Royer Labs have become an integral part of capturing the essence of the guitars. More »

iZotope Ships Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced

December 8th, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

Cambridge, MA — iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in digital audio signal processing, announces the release of Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced. Ozone 5 is an update to iZotope’s critically acclaimed software mastering suite. Ozone 5 Advanced is a professional mastering suite that expands Ozone’s feature set with individual component plug-ins, extended features, and the brand-new Ozone Meter Bridge.

“Whether you’re a musician, engineer, or mastering pro, Ozone 5 lets you master music and other audio simply and efficiently,” says Nick Dika, iZotope Senior Product Manager. “Ozone 5 is the biggest update we’ve ever offered, with improvements that will appeal to Ozone experts and new users alike. Ozone 5 Advanced is designed to set a new industry standard for mastering tools. Advanced includes many exclusive features, and offers mixing and mastering engineers an even higher level of flexibility, precision and control.” More »

McDaniel College Gives Accolades to Community’s ENTASYS Sound System

December 8th, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

Westminster, MD — Situated on a hilltop between the Chesapeake Bay and the Blue Ridge Mountains, McDaniel College’s tree-lined 160-acre campus has been called one of the most beautiful college campuses in the U.S. One of the most visited buildings on campus is Baker Memorial Chapel. Constructed in 1958, the historic brick building hosts weekly worship services, campus-sponsored events including seasonal concerts, guest speakers and presentations, baccalaureate and invocation services, as well as frequent weddings and memorial services for alumni and current students.

When the college’s administrators recently decided to replace the existing cluster-style sound system in the busy venue, it was crucial that the new system provide superior sound quality while preserving the church’s quaint aesthetic and historic architecture. The chapel’s wood paneled walls, initially designed as acoustical treatment for a massive, now-defunct pipe organ, presented some challenges in this regard. More »

Living Arts College Relies on Solid State Logic Duality for Degree Program

December 8th, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

Raleigh, NC — Living Arts College has invested in a Solid State Logic Duality SE to support its comprehensive degree program in audio engineering, production and promotion. The North Carolina-based college prides itself on offering a unique combination of technical expertise and creative freedom to prepare students for real-world employment. Located in Studio B2R, Duality was chosen to be the backbone of the degree program, giving students the opportunity to experience high-level analogue sound quality and signal routing using an industry standard control surface, while controlling DAW software. More »

Lawo Integrates Innovason Brand in Their Portfolio

December 8th, 2011 | Posted in News, newsletter

Rastatt, Germany — In the wake of a lengthy restructuring process, the French company Innovason SAS has been dissolved. The good news is that the Innovason brand has been saved by Lawo AG who now owns all the product and trademark rights. The move, which follows Lawo’s acquisition of the majority shareholding back in April 2008, marks the end of a juridical process which resulted in the liquidation of Innovason SAS on 2nd November 2011. The Innovason brand will henceforth be managed from Lawo’s HQ in Rastatt, Germany. More »

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