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AES 132nd Convention a Hit in Budapest

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound Audio & John Buckman Keynote Highlight Show

Budapest, Hungary — With over 100 paper, workshop, tutorial and networking events, 11 exhibitors and 805 attendees, the 132nd AES Convention was the most intimate yet intensive gathering in the organization’s 64-year history.  Participant response to the event and, to the host city, was uniformly positive.

“Budapest exceeded our expectations as a distinctive site for our 2012 European convention,” stated AES Executive Director Bob Moses. “We attracted a number of eastern European audio professionals who had not previously had the opportunity to participate in an AES event.  The feedback we received from them as well as from our traditional AES European Convention attendees was extremely positive.” More »

Kimbra’s Kinetic Performances Go around the Earth with Earthworks

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Milford, NH — Kimbra is quickly becoming somebody that you ought to know. With a slew of SXSW showcase gigs, nationwide tours in support of Gotyé and Foster The People, tens of millions of views on YouTube, and a cover of the hit Gotyé song she lends her powerful vocals to, “Somebody That I Used to Know,” performed on Fox’s hit show Glee, Kimbra is bringing her music to the masses, one powerful performance at a time. And Earthworks is there to capture that sound all along the way thanks to Kimbra’s FOH Engineer Angus Davidson. Covering every instrument on stage, Earthworks microphones have brought Kimbra’s lively and moving performances to the masses as the intensely talented musical force tours the globe.

Angus Davidson, FOH engineer for Kimbra and Crowded House, is no stranger when it comes to using all Earthworks microphones on stage. “Previously, with Crowded House, we also enjoyed tremendous success using 29 Earthworks mics, which we used on vocals, drums and instruments,” Davidson noted. “Everything was miked with Earthworks microphones.” More »

Community’s VERIS is Part of Classic Church’s Rebirth

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Holland, PA — Founded nearly half a century ago in Northampton Township, Saint Bede the Venerable has grown to more than 10,000 parishioners. The church recently underwent a $5 million renovation and expansion, incorporating a classic Italian marble altar, magnificent stained glass, and a new sound system based around Community Professional Loudspeakers VERIS 8 two-way full-range systems.

As Audiobahn’s Tony Hersch explains, the new sound system design called for versatility. “Unlike some of the more traditional Catholic churches, St. Bede offers a mix of traditional and semi-contemporary services, with a choral and live musical accompaniment, as well as traditional organ and choir,” he says. “So ultimately we had to design a system that offered more than simply spoken word intelligibility – it had to offer good musicality as well.” More »

iZotope Releases Iris

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Cambridge, MA — iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in digital audio signal processing, has released iZotope Iris™, a new concept in sound design and sample manipulation in the form of a “visual instrument.”

Powered by iZotope’s award-winning visual feedback technology, Iris lets you unearth a world of sounds you’ve never heard before. Delve into Iris’s spectrogram to extract, layer, manipulate, and discover new sounds from within any audio file. With extended synthesis features, hundreds of presets, and 4 GB of source material, Iris is an impressive tool for sound design, musical inspiration, and sonic experimentation. More »

Neumann Introduces KK 204 and KK 205 Microphone Capsules, Designed to Complement Sennheiser’s 2000 Series Wireless Handheld Transmitter

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Old Lyme, CT– Premium audio brand Neumann announced introduces the KK 204 and KK 205 microphone capsules. The new capsules, which are available in cardioid (KK 204) and supercardioid (KK 205) patterns, are compatible with Sennheiser’s 2000 series of wireless handheld transmitters.

The acoustic features of the KK 204 and KK 205 capsule heads are derived from the multiple award-winning wired Neumann stage microphones, the KMS 104 and KMS 105. The KK 204, with its cardioid pattern, ensures the best possible suppression of sound originating from 180 degrees to the rear, while the supercardioid KK 205 has greater directivity, and maximizes incident sound from the front as compared to sound from the rear. Due to the “single polar pattern design,” the polar patterns are very uniform over the entire frequency range and provide excellent resistance to feedback. More »

Focusrite Control 2802 for Costa Mesa Studios

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Costa Mesa, CA — Costa Mesa Studios in Southern California, USA, were the first to purchase the Focusrite Control 2802. Studio manager and sound mixing engineer Nick Fainbarg couldn’t be happier with the acquisition. “I was considering spending a lot of money on a much larger console, so I spoke to Vintage King, and they strongly suggested that I demo the 2802. This was my first real Focusrite experience, and I’m extremely satisfied.” More »

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