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Get in a “New York State of Mind” with the Technical Tour Program at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention

September 27th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Continuing a long and always sold-out tradition, the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City) will include a four-day set of technical tours, itineraries that will take visitors into a wide range of interesting and significant facilities. And this year’s technical tour program is as “New York” as it gets. It was developed by David Merrill, a successful recording and mix engineer who has worked at several of the city’s major facilities over the past three decades, and a man who also has a very special investment in the city: he is the son of the late Robert Merrill, the longtime lead baritone for the New York Metropolitan Opera and the vocalist for “The Star Spangled Banner” before New York Yankees season-opening home games since 1969. Those fortunate enough to find a slot on what will be almost certainly sold-out tours will see the entire range of what New York has to offer as a world center for professional audio. Tickets will be available on-site at the Javits Center at the convention’s Tech Tours desk (space is limited). More »

Gibson Brands Announces Intention to Acquire Cakewalk Inc.

September 27th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Gibson Brands recently entered into a letter of intent with Roland Corporation and Cakewalk, Inc. for Gibson to acquire Cakewalk pursuant to definitive acquisition agreements to be negotiated by the parties. According to Gibson Brands Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, “If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Cakewalk must be very flattered that so many of their innovations have become industry standards. As an addition to the Gibson Pro Audio Group, Cakewalk will enhance their flagship professional products, pursue provocative R&D initiatives, and continue to serve the needs of musicians and producers world-wide.” More »

JBL to Spotlight 3 Series Studio Monitors at 135th AES Convention

September 27th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Bringing professional studio reference monitoring to customers at a remarkably affordable price, JBL Professional will be showcasing its 3 Series studio monitors at the upcoming 135th AES Convention in New York. The first studio monitor line to incorporate JBL’s patent-pending Image Control Waveguide, 3 Series is designed to deliver exceptional imaging and detail in any listening environment. With a distinctive appearance, rugged build, pristine sound, and most affordable price points, the new 3 Series will be welcomed by music, post and broadcast production customers working in stereo and surround sound formats. More »

Grundman Project Studio Thrives with IsoAcoustics

September 27th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Music producer, writer and mastering engineer Paul Grundman has installed a pair of IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R155 acoustic-isolating monitor stands at his project studio to optimize the performance of his nearfield monitor speakers and ameliorate some of the control room’s acoustic irregularities. IsoAcoustics innovative speaker stands have a unique, patented isolation technology which effectively eliminates the transfer of energy to surrounding surfaces, providing better focus across the frequency spectrum along with enhanced stereo imaging. More »

Calrec Launches Callisto Broadcast Console

September 27th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

At the upcoming 135th AES Convention in New York, Calrec Audio is launching Callisto, a brand new audio console for live broadcasters. Callisto is designed for broadcast professionals who need to produce creative and engrossing broadcast audio easily, but may not require as many resources as the company’s Apollo and Artemis consoles.

Callisto’s mechanical design is refined, with a lean construction that keeps components and materials to a minimum. Disciplined power distribution means the console is around 30 percent more efficient than a comparable Artemis Light, Callisto’s closest stable mate. Service access is from the front of the console, and the entire control surface can be replaced by removing just 12 screws. More »

Audio-Technica to Display AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone from Flagship 50 Series

September 27th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, will be showing its AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, the inaugural model from its flagship 50 Series of elite studio microphones, at the upcoming 135th AES Convention in New York. A-T’s ultimate studio vocal microphone, the hand-built AT5040 side-address condenser offers remarkably musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound. Featuring a proprietary breakthrough element design, the AT5040 employs four ultra-thin (2 micron) rectangular diaphragms that function together providing combined surface area unachievable in a standard round diaphragm. Designed as a first-choice vocal microphone with smooth top end and controlled sibilance, the AT5040’s large-diaphragm characteristics and fast transient response also make it ideal for recording acoustic instruments such as piano, guitar, strings, and saxophone. More »

Free Registration and Special Hotel Packages Announced for
 Upcoming 135th AES Convention

September 20th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

If it’s about audio, it’s at AES, and registration is now open to attend the biggest audio event of the year.

Free “Exhibits-Plus” and Premium “All-Access” registration:
Two badge packages are available: Exhibits-Plus Badge (free) and All-Access Badge.

Exhibits-Plus badges are your free ticket to getting into the AES Exhibition – the nation’s largest collection of professional audio manufacturers showing off their latest technologies – , plus you can attend all of the following: Special Events, Knowledge Center, Project Studio Expo and Systems Sound Symposium. Best of all, Exhibits Plus badges are completely free! (If you register in advance.) More »

Audio Engineering Society Announces New Networked Audio-Over-IP Interoperability Standard: AES67-2013

September 20th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

The Audio Engineering Society has officially announced the publication of AES67-2013, a new engineering standard for networked/streaming audio-over-IP interoperability.

High-performance media networks support professional quality audio (16 bit, 44.1 kHz and higher) with low latencies (less than 10 milliseconds) compatible with live sound reinforcement. The level of network performance required to meet these requirements is available on local-area networks and is achievable on enterprise-scale networks. A number of networked audio systems have been developed to support high-performance media networking, but until now there were no recommendations for operating these systems in an interoperable manner. This standard provides comprehensive interoperability recommendations in the areas of synchronization, media clock identification, network transport, encoding and streaming, session description and connection management. More »

Audio Engineering Society Convention to Feature First-Ever “Systems Sound Symposium” Sessions

September 20th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

The 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City) this year will present the first comprehensive look at one of professional audio’s most robust market sectors. Sponsored by Systems Contractor News, the SCN Systems Sound Symposium, will bring together leaders in the business of installed AV, with an emphasis on how installed sound is expanding the professional audio industry. Running from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2013, the SCN Systems Sound Symposium is a full day of panel sessions finely tuned to offer real-world experience and practical knowledge about the most pertinent AV business and technology trends of today. Four in-depth panel discussions will address the opportunities and issues affecting business growth and profitability in the near and long term. AV integrators, consultants and others in attendance will benefit from a program featuring relevant topics with compelling speakers that are changing the commercial audio business. The Systems Sound Symposium is open to all Exhibits-Plus badge-holders (free with registration in advance). More »

Sessions on Live Sound to Be Highlighted at 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention

September 20th, 2013 | Posted in News, newsletter

Always on the leading edge of professional audio, the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City) will again feature a Live Sound Track of events, bringing a high level of focus to key aspects of live sound, with expertise and insight shared by some of the industry’s top professionals. Reprising their roles as Co-Chairmen of the Live Sound Track for the convention, industry veterans Henry Cohen and Mac Kerr have consistently developed meaningful and significant sessions that draw large audiences including top professionals in the fields of live audio and sound reinforcement. More »

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