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Budapest Hosts the Audio Engineering Society April 26-29

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Budapest, Hungary — The Audio Engineering Society 132nd Convention Preliminary Calendar of Events is now posted at http://www.aes.org/events/132/calendar/calendar.cfm Scheduled for April 26-29 at the Novotel Budapest Congress & World Trade Center, the Convention will feature a robust program of enlightening Papers, Workshops, Tutorials, Recording, Hearing, Broadcast, Game Audio, Student, Career, and Special Events.

The full-color, easy-to-navigate Calendar features ‘Pop Up Windows’ with descriptive abstracts, dates and times for each event. Visitors may also subscribe to iCalendar links on to their PDA, phone or calendar software. Please note dates and times of events are subject to change. More »

Workshops Highlight AES 132nd Convention

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Budapest, Hungary — Workshops are a major attraction at every Audio Engineering Society Convention. Scheduled for April 26-29 at the Novotel Budapest Congress and World Trade Center, the 132nd convention will deliver another program of diverse, compelling, and educational workshop events including:

Distributed Music Panel: Chair: Alex Case, Panel: Nathan Brock, Alvaro Barbose

David Willyard (remotely) and Karl Steinberg (remotely) This workshop covers the emerging field of music intended for performance over networks, including both advanced research and the public Internet. Topics such as determined limits for delay between locations, and methods for performance above and below these thresholds will be addressed. Soundjack and the Jamlink hardware interface will be discussed as examples of realistic interaction over networks.  There will also be a discussion of artistic strategies for overcoming excessive delay in performance. More »

Focal Press Debuts New Book: The Science of Sound Recording

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Waltham, MA — You might know the “how-to” of sound recording, but do you know the “why” behind it all? A new book by Focal Press, The Science of Sound Recording, provides more than just an introduction to sound and recording, it allows the reader to dive right into some of the technical areas that often appear overwhelming to anyone without an electrical engineering or physics background.

The Science of Sound Recording offers a basic foundation of scientific principles, explaining how recording really works. Packed with valuable must know information, illustrations and examples of ‘worked through’ equations this book introduces the theory behind sound recording practices in a logical and practical way while placing an emphasis on the concepts of measurement as they relate to sound recording, physical principles of mechanics and acoustics, biophysics of hearing, introduction to electronics, analog and digital recording theory and how science determines mixing techniques. More »

Eventide Releases New Software Upgrade for Stompboxes

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Little Ferry, NJ — In an unprecedented gift to TimeFactor users, Dave Kilminster, lead guitarist for Roger Water’s The Wall, and previously Dark Side of the Moon Live, has generously provided Eventide with the presets from Roger Water’s The Wall Live which are now included in new TimeFactor units and free for current users http://bit.ly/gyCEdD.  Also, the best-selling Space stompbox http://bit.ly/iN3oFu now includes the Freeze function which allows users to freeze the reverb and continue to play on top of infinitely sustained reverb.  Also included in this comprehensive upgrade are additional new sounds and system enhancements for ModFactor http://bit.ly/gFeYtP, and PitchFactor http://bit.ly/iibgF2 as well.  All updates are free to existing users and will be included in new units shipped from Eventide. More »

Solid State Logic Introduces “Live Recorder”

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Oxford, UK — Solid State Logic is pleased to announce the introduction of Live-Recorder.  Live-Recorder systems provide an ultra reliable, high quality, low cost solution for high channel count Live, Location or Broadcast Recording. Live Recorder is ideal for Live Music Recording from FOH console systems, Location Film Sound Recording, TV Broadcast Production Studios and Broadcast Production Trucks. The Live-Recorder system connects via standard optical MADI so can connect directly to MADI equipped Digital Mixing Consoles, venue audio distribution infrastructure (Riedel, Optocore etc) or Broadcast Routers. The system presents significant cost saving opportunities when compared to Hard Disk Recorders or other DAW recorder systems. Live-Recorder systems can record up to 128Ch@24bit/48kHz or 64Ch@24bit/96kHz. More »

Lynx Studio Technology Offers Thunderbolt Driver for Expansion Chassis Usage

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Costa Mesa,, CA — Lynx Studio Technology has released a new Thunderbolt Driver which provides Thunderbolt™ connectivity for the company’s PCI Express audio cards. When used with third party expansion chassis products from Sonnet Technologies and Magma™, the new Lynx driver allows the AES16e. AES16e-SRC and AES16e-50 professional audio cards to utilize the Thunderbolt connectivity on newer Apple computers.

“This is our first step in supporting Thunderbolt interface technology,” stated David A Hoatson, Lynx cofounder and chief software engineer. “These upcoming expansion chassis allow many of our existing and established products to be easily added to a Thunderbolt equipped computer.” More »

Beau Raymond Chooses Genelec Active Monitoring for His New Studio Facility

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Natick, MA — Beau Raymond knows sound. Having served as the engineer or producer for a wide range of artists (Joss Stone, Motley Crüe, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Devendra Banhart, Little Joy, members of the Black Crowes, Bert Jansch, the Neptunes), and working alongside production legends (Joe Chiccarelli, Rick Rubin, Rich Costey, Pat Leonard, Bob Rock), he’s now taken his substantial experience in Los Angeles studios and migrated it to indie music hub Portland, Oregon. There he opened his 2,500-square-foot Family Farm studio in 2011. For monitoring, he turned to Active Monitors from Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring. The 6,000-square-foot building also houses a lounge and a spacious apartment for visiting recording artists. The studio has already done sessions with the Dandy Warhols, the Jayhawks and the Portland Cello Project. More »

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