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133rd AES Convention Introduces Networked Audio Track

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Interoperability!  The “Holy Grail” For Audio Transport Over IP-Based Networks

San Francisco, CA — Networked Audio presents a host of technological and operational advantages, and an equal number of Workflow issues and potential quagmires. 133rd AES Convention Co-Chair Jim McTigue reports that Networked Audio Track Chair, Tim Shuttleworth’s collaboration with the late Nathan Brock has produced a comprehensive program of Workshops designed to ameliorate many of these concerns.

“Before his untimely death this summer, Nathan Brock was an international leader in the field of networked audio,” McTigue said. “We mourn his loss, but his collaboration with Tim Shuttleworth will stand as an invaluable addition to the AES Convention. Tim Shuttleworth, is a master engineer with a special focus on high performance analog and networked audio. During the course of his 30+-year association with the AES he has served in many key roles including editing the Emerging Trends Report for the AES Technical Committee on Networked Audio Systems. ” More »

Lynx Studio Technology Offers LT-HD Update for Aurora Converters

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Costa Mesa, CA–Lynx Studio Technology has announced a revised version of the LT-HD firmware for their Aurora converters. The LT-HD Version 10 firmware update allows the Aurora 16 and Aurora 8 to emulate the interface characteristics of the Avid HD I/O converter, allowing seamless operation with the latest Pro Tools offerings from Avid. Lynx has also announced a limited time offer for buyers to get the LT-HD card with updated LT-HD firmware for free when purchased with a new Aurora converter.

“Avid made several improvements with the HDX card and Pro Tools 10. The new LT-HD firmware update allows current and new Aurora owners to get the most out of their Pro Tools HDX or Native equipped studio. Emulation of the HD I/O delay allows lower latency monitoring and the ability to use Lynx and Avid hardware in the same system with sample accuracy,” stated Bob Bauman, Lynx co-founder and chief hardware engineer, who spearheaded the LT-HD firmware project. More »

Genelec Unveils SpeakerAngle App for iOS Devices

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Natick, MAGenelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, is proud to present the SpeakerAngle app for iOS devices, the first digital tool which allows anyone to correctly set and match the angling (“toe-in”) of both stereo and 7.1 surround sound speakers, helping to ensure optimum audio fidelity. Easy and intuitive to use, SpeakerAngle was co-developed by Genelec and AudioApps  and is compatible with iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later and iPhone Touch 4th Generation and later. SpeakerAngle is available now at the iTunes App Store.

In the app, dedicated onscreen speaker icons move as the actual speaker is rotated, while number boxes below each speaker icon continuously display the angle of the speaker. The number boxes also change color to let users know when their speaker is angled within industry recommendations, and when it is angled to the same degree as the other one in the pair (i.e. left and right in stereo systems; front left / front right, rear left / rear right and side left / side right in 7.1 surround systems). Detailed information screens provide a tutorial on speaker angling, as well as step-by-step instructions for using SpeakerAngle. More »

iZotope Releases Alloy 2, Essential Mixing Tools

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Cambridge, MA — iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in digital audio signal processing, has released the next generation of Alloy, a forward-thinking mixing suite that combines six essential tools in one self-contained and completely configurable plug-in.

A modern twist on classic mixing, Alloy 2 takes the traditional channel strip and brings it into the future with powerful sound-shaping tools, exceptional sound quality, and a streamlined workflow. Thoughtfully designed for mixing purposes across the music, audio, post and broadcast industries, Alloy 2 is perfect for engineers, musicians, and producers looking to sculpt their sound while addressing common mix issues.

“Whatever the track, Alloy 2 provides a wealth of tools that give you both corrective and expressive control over your audio while mixing. We went out of our way to create a tool that not only raises the bar sonically, but also enables engineers to achieve a desired sound simply and efficiently with a more seamless workflow,” says Brett Bunting, Alloy Product Manager. “Those who have never used Alloy before will be amazed by the number of mixing solutions contained within a single plug-in, while users of Alloy 1 will be struck by how much we’ve managed to add and enhance while still improving usability.” More »

Queensland University of Technology Relies on Harman’s AKG DMS700 Digital Wireless Microphones

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Vienna, Austria — In need of a technology upgrade for its lecture halls, which host more than 50,000 students during the academic year, Australia’s Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Audiovisual Projects Department installed a campus-wide digital wireless solution to replace its existing analog system. Supported by Len Lotz and Shane Palmer of Videopro, the Queensland-based technology integrator, QUT now has more than 400 educational spaces across multiple buildings channeled with HARMAN’s AKG DMS700 digital wireless solution.

QUT’s wireless channels were already crowded, nearly reaching its capacity, which put constant stress on the channels and brought interference to lectures throughout campus. Recently, with a decision to advance campus technology and expand the CBD area, QUT would require additional channels of wireless, which would not be supported by their previous analog system. AKG’s DMS700 was selected, as it offered a tactical answer, addressing all of the issues related to overcrowded bandwidth and completely eliminating interference. DMS700’s ultra-wide tuning range also offered the greatest degree of flexibility to work around uncertain frequency allocations in the future, as the Australian government redistributes allocations of UHF spectrum. More »

Hal Leonard Publishes Zen and the Art of Producing

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter

Montclair, NJ — Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has published Zen and the Art of Producing by Mixerman. Following the popular Zen and the Art of Mixing, this new book provides valuable insights for both neophyte and veteran alike. Mixerman reveals all that goes into the most coveted job in record-making – producing.

In his signature style, Mixerman provides us a comprehensive blueprint for all that the job entails – from the organizational discipline needed to run a successful recording session, to the visionary leadership required to inspire great performances. As Mixerman points out, “It doesn’t matter if you’re producing a country album or a hard-rock album: the goal is to communicate with the audience in a manner they understand.” More »

Rome Selected as Host City for the 134th AES Convention

August 16th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter, Uncategorized

May 4-7, 2013 at The Roma Eventi – Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre

Rome, Italy  — “We take great pleasure in announcing that the 134th Audio Engineering Society Convention will be held in Rome, May 4-7, 2013,” reports AES executive director, Bob Moses. “Set in the heart of the ‘Eternal City’ at the new Roma Eventi – Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre, the Convention will be chaired by Umberto Zanghieri, vice president of the AES Southern Europe Region,” Moses adds.

Recently opened in the heart of Rome, a stone’s throw from the Quirinale Palace and, its namesake the Trevi Fountain, the very modern, Roma Eventi – Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre is situated in a magnificent neoclassical palace, built by Guido Barluzzi in 1930. Designated by Benedict XV as home to the Gregorian University, the Conference Centre covers almost 30,000 square feet, and consists of 15 meeting rooms able to accommodate over 1,000 participants. More »

More than 50 Lawo Systems for the Sound of Sports

August 16th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter, Uncategorized

London, UK — This summer‘s games and its media exposure have provided some of the most gifted athletes in the world the chance to attain both national and, in some cases, international fame. As a major part of the games’ media exposure, international broadcasters from around the globe carry the feeds that fill the television screens, radio systems, and streaming Internet programs that are being enjoyed by billions — and a significant portion of those signals originate in control rooms from worldwide customers of Rastatt, Germany-based Lawo.

From the Opening ceremony as well as a wide range of sports activities, including Basketball, Football, Athletics, Badminton, Handball, Gymnastics, Table Tennis, Canoe/Kayak, Cycling, and Beach Volleyball, Lawo mc²56, mc²66, mc²90, crystal, and sapphire consoles, plus Nova73 HD routing systems have played an integral role behind the scenes.

Throughout the European broadcast community, Lawo systems are found in abundance. German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF both deliver from the control room in the IBC (International Broadcast Center) and rely on Lawo technology. Audio is mixed in ARD and ZDF’s Mobile Production Unit on a mc²90 and a mc²56 and added to the broadcast output in the HD control room. A redundantly designed Nova73 HD serves as the router. More »

Dynaudio Professional Introduces the New Main Monitor Solution – M3VE

August 16th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter, Uncategorized

Rissove, Denmark — Earlier this year, Dynaudio Professional celebrated its 20th Anniversary with the launch of the M3XE main monitor system and is now pleased to announce the wolrdwide availability of a single-amplifier version.

The M3VE main monitoring solution combines world-class driver and cabinet technology from Dynaudio Professional with cutting-edge amplification and signal processing from Lab.gruppen and Lake.

M3VE takes monitoring to a whole new level with a significant upgrade from its predecessor – the renowned M3A 3-way monitor. The speakers are powered by a four-channel Lab.gruppen PLM10000Q amplifier, using the integrated, active crossover between LF and MF by Lake, while passively filtering the MF/HF cross-over point. More »

Two New PreSonus Studio One 2 Books Released

August 16th, 2012 | Posted in News, newsletter, Uncategorized

Baton Rouge, LA — Two highly respected music-industry publishing companies have released new books about PreSonus Studio One.

Alfred Publishing was first up with its new volume, Teach Yourself Studio One Version 2.0, by David Terry. A followup on the company’s earlier book about Studio One 1.x, this book is focused on getting you started and also serves as a refresher for those with some knowledge of the program. The book includes a DVD with more than 75 minutes of instructional video. It won Music Inc. magazine’s “Best in Show” award at the 2012 Winter NAMM show. It is available here.

For those who want a more in-depth book that includes the advanced features of Studio One Professional 2, Hal Leonard Books is offering Power Tools for Studio One 2, vol. 1, by Larry the O. The first in a two-volume set, the 320-page book includes a DVD-ROM packed with video. From now through September 15, 2012, U.S. customers can receive 35% off when ordering from musicdispatch.com by entering promo code ONE2 at checkout. More »

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