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134th AES Convention Preliminary Events Calendar Link Goes Live

April 25th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Comprehensive Events Details on May 4-7 Convention in Rome

Rome, Italy — The Preliminary Events Calendar for the 134th AES Convention, is live on the AES website. Packed with descriptive abstracts of Papers, Workshops, Tutorials and Special Events, the Preliminary Events Calendar offers a comprehensive overview of the first AES Convention to be held in the Eternal City.

134th AES Convention Chairman Umberto Zanghieri emphasizes, “While the Calendar covers virtually every presentation and event we have developed for the entire four day Convention, attendees should continue to refer to it on a regular basis as times and locations are still subject to change.”

The 134th AES Convention will be held May 4 -7, 2013 at Rome’s Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre. The event represents a unique opportunity for audio industry professionals to exchange ideas and information and to network with peers from around the globe in one of the world’s most historic cities. More »

Nashville Recording Workshop +Expo Early Bird Reduced Rate Registration Ends Monday, April 29

April 25th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Nashville, TN — The AES Nashville Section has announced that reduced rate registration for the 4th Annual Nashville Recording Workshop +Expo is available through Monday, April 29, 2013. Thereafter, regular priced passes for the 2-day event will be available through www.nashvillerecordingworkshop.com, and at the event, May 14-15 at Rocketown in Nashville, TN.

Featuring Sugarland’s Kristian Bush as this year’s keynote speaker, the event will highlight the role of technology in the creative process as it pertains to the singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and personal studio owner. Workshops will focus on production tools, techniques, and applications for the everyday user, while an open exhibitor area also offers the attendee hands-on product showcases and demos, along with networking opportunities with audio professionals from around the country.

Presented by the AES Nashville Section in conjunction with the Audio Engineering Society, and designed to share the expertise of audio pros with home studio owners, musicians, songwriters, producers and engineers, NRW+E 2013 will feature presentations by industry pros, exhibits by audio gear manufacturers and an opening night reception. Panelists slated to appear include Jonell Polansky, Chris Mara, Chris Estes, Bil VornDick, Richard Adler, Lynn Fuston, Glenn Meadows, Mike Metlay, Randy Wachtler, Tom Tapely, and Steve Marcantonio, among others. More »

PMC Unveils New twotwo.8: Largest Model in Compact Nearfield Monitor Range Debuts

April 25th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Luton, UK — PMC, together with SMM, the company’s distributor in Germany, have unveiled a new addition to PMC’s recently introduced award-winning twotwo™ line of two-way nearfield active monitors.

The mighty twotwo.8 is the largest in the range, but manufactured in proportion with the smaller models, the twotwo.5 and twotwo.6. In this way, the front baffle is kept as narrow as possible, minimizing the effect of baffle coloration and ensuring imaging is kept razor-sharp. With its eight-inch bass driver, the twotwo.8 is capable of a higher maximum SPL (up to 115dB) and greater bass extension than its smaller siblings (down to 35Hz), but is otherwise consistent with the twotwo.5 and twotwo.6 in terms of sound and feature-set, providing the same transparency and reference-quality monitoring. As with the smaller twotwo models, the twotwo.8 combines Advanced Transmission Line™ (ATL™) bass loading technology with sophisticated digital signal processing, making a low-distortion, true reference monitor suited to stereo or surround monitoring.

Featuring analogue phono and XLR inputs plus an AES3 digital accepting audio at up to 192kHz, the twotwo.8 is quick and easy to get up and running, whether in a studio with a professional mixing console or with a laptop on the move. And of course, the twotwo.8 may be mounted vertically or horizontally without compromising tonal accuracy or stereo/surround imaging, like its smaller siblings.

For more information on the twotwo range including the new twotwo.8, see: www.pmc-speakers.com/twotwo. More »

AES Sustaining Members Prism Sound and Oxford Digital to Present Audio Engineering Masterclass at AES Rome Convention

April 25th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Rome, Italy — Oxford Digital and Prism Sound, in conjunction with the AES, LOUDSOFT and Audio EMC, will present an audio engineering masterclass during the AES Rome Convention,  featuring a live masterclass on Tuesday 7th May 2013, 10:00 – 15:30 CEST, at the Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre.  All convention attendees, including engineers, engineering managers, students and anyone interested in audio engineering are welcome to attend the event.

This is a unique opportunity to hear from some of the most experienced engineers in the industry. Watch and listen as they describe their practical experiences in analogue and digital audio design. See the latest developments in technology, and learn from the many decades of collective experience of our panel of presenters.

LOUDSOFT will educate us on how the loudspeaker development process can be greatly streamlined with modern CAD tools. Oxford Digital will show us how the application of DSP techniques can maximize compact loudspeaker performance for a given budget and footprint. Audio EMC will explain its design philosophy for active loudspeakers to ensure both EMC compliance and optimal audio performance. Prism Sound will teach us how modern digital audio analysis techniques can provide far greater and more rapid insight into system performance. More »

Lawo Presents the Full Version of its audio software JADE

April 25th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Toronto, Ontario — Lawo has announced that JADE, the new PC-based audio control center, is now available in its full version. The software solution that allows you to employ all audio signals on a Windows PC simultaneously, without limitations, now also integrates the RAVENNA audio-over-IP network technology. This means all local audio signals in the IP network are available and from there can be used also through JADE at local workstations. Remote control and automation options make it possible to operate JADE remotely from other devices, such as Lawo radio mixing consoles.

In addition to direct audio connectivity between any audio hardware and software, and RAVENNA integration, JADE convinces through features like signal processing using the high-quality algorithms of the mc² series and – as options that can be purchased – plug-ins from third parties. Comprehensive metering incl. loudness, and the ability to save and recall complete configurations, including all processing parameters, round off the feature set. More »

New Network Management Software from Rohde & Schwarz Greatly Improves Broadcast Network Quality of Service

April 25th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Munich, Germany — Network operators can now greatly improve the fail-safe performance of their broadcast networks by using R&S BC-NETSTATE. The company’s new network management software makes monitoring all devices in the system easier. A graphical configuration tool simplifies the integration of all devices, eliminating the need for complex third-party processes. This saves both time and money.

The new network management software solution from Rohde & Schwarz is a flexible, hardware-independent system for cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcasting networks. R&S BC-NETSTATE makes it possible to monitor the entire broadcasting network from a central network operations center (NOC). The software displays the broadcast network on a geographical map and integrates all devices (regardless of manufacturer) at a transmitter site or within a network. More »

Hal Leonard Publishes Mastering Auto-Tune: A Guide to the Most Important Music Technologies of the Past 15 Years

April 25th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Montclair, NJ — From bedroom studios to the stages at Coachella, Auto-Tune pitch correction has become an integral part of music production and performance. Mastering Auto-Tune provides users of all levels a handy, comprehensive guide to getting the most out of this key music production technology, from the ubiquitous Auto-Tune effect heard on countless hit singles to the discrete pitch correction applied to countless albums and live performances.

Former product and support manager for the music industry (including Antares Audio Technologies, the makers of Auto-Tune) Max Mobley uses a conversational style without cutting corners on key technical terms and concepts. Mastering Auto-Tune approaches pitch correction with various workflow scenarios and creative objectives in mind, including:

  • the fastest way to get professional results using the Auto-Tune vocal effect
  • the secrets behind applying pitch correction to a vocal track in such a transparent way that not even the singer will know it has been applied
  • speedy, real-time pitch correction using Auto-Tune’s Auto Mode
  • surgical offline pitch-correction editing using Auto-Tune’s Graph Mode
  • pitch correction on musical instruments
  • how to use Auto-Tune for melody creation. More »

Stephen Webber to Keynote AES 134th Convention in Rome

April 9th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Rome, Italy — Stephen Webber, internationally recognized author, professor of music production & engineering, and star hip-hop DJ, will present the Keynote address at the 134th AES Convention.  Scheduled for May 4-7 at the Fontana di Trevi Center in Rome, the Convention promises a rich program of educational Workshops and tutorials, research papers, standards and technical committee deliberations, and an incomparable environment for networking with the world’s audio elite. In making the announcement AES Executive Director Bob Moses remarked, “Stephen Webber personifies today’s AES membership.  He combines a deep commitment to education with a high profile career as a creative DJ.  An accomplished author and lecturer, Webber’s Keynote will provide an insightful bridge between the future and our legacy.” More »

Klippel to Sponsor AES Rome and Also Present Two-Day Seminar in Italy

April 9th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Rome, Italy — Klippel will show their loudspeaker measurement systems at the upcoming AES exhibition to be held May 4th to 7th 2013 in Rome, Italy. In addition to their booth, Wolfgang Klippel will present this year’s Heyser Memorial Lecture during the show, entitled: “Small Loud-Speakers – Taking physics to the Limit,” as well as the Tutorial: “Rub and Buzz and other Irregular Loudspeaker Distortion.”  More »

iZ Launches USB 3.0 Drives and Blu-ray for RADAR 6

April 9th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

New Westminster, BC, Canada– iZ Technology Corporation, manufacturer of unparalleled hard disk multi-track recording and playback systems, announces the launch of their updated software v4.0.1 for RADAR 6.

Key features of 4.0.1 software:

  • Support for RADAR 6 Solid State record drives with integral USB 3.0 port
  • Support for RADAR 6 Blu-ray combo drives
  • Optimized storage device handling and bug fixes

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