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Live Sound Expo and Project Studio Expo Take Center Stage at Upcoming 139th AES Convention in New York City

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

If it’s about audio, it’s at AES, and this year’s 139th AES International Convention is set to offer up a number of exclusive presentations and events, October 29 – November 1, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Two popular programs making their return are the Live Sound Expo (LSE) and Project Studio Expo (PSE), both taking place on convention days 2, 3 and 4, and both accessible for all AES139 attendees with either a FREE Exhibits-Plus or Premium All Access badge. These Expos offer unique sets of programming that speak directly to these popular and growing segments of the industry.

This year’s Live Sound Expo, produced in association with Pro Sound News, offers expert advice for the broad spectrum of live sound engineers – some 25% of Convention attendees – with an emphasis on practical applications. Bringing together industry professionals with decades of experience to inspire and educate attendees, this second edition of the AES Live Sound Expo follows its highly successful debut at last year’s AES Convention in L.A. This year the LSE will be broken topically across the three days, addressing important segments of Live Sound and Sound Reinforcement slated to include a “Broadway Day,” a “House Of Worship Sound/Fixed Install Day,” and a “Tour Sound Day” – each with dedicated programs consisting of presentations and panels featuring industry leaders. Sponsors for the LSE include DiGiCo, EAW, L-Acoustics, Optocore, Sennheiser, Waves Audio and Yamaha. This event also illustrates the AES’s full commitment to the live and installed sound market, as it follows the highly successful 59th AES Conference, on Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology. More »

Earthworks Mics Help Umphrey’s McGee FOH Engineer Chris Mitchell Eliminate Corrective EQ

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

In the four years Chris Mitchell has acted as FOH Engineer for Umphrey’s McGee, he has mixed over 480 shows that are all available for purchase and review online. Over the past two years, Mitchell has been working to remove corrective EQ from his FOH mix with the help of Earthworks microphones.

Mitchell first heard of Earthworks microphones in MIX magazine when the company was first founded 20 years ago. “I was a big fan of David Blackmer while at dbx, Inc., and seeing his name associated with microphones, attracted me. When I saw the engineering behind the microphones, (i.e. flat frequency response, quick transient response and extended high frequency response), it made perfect sense to me, so I have been intrigued with Earthworks microphones ever since.” More »

The Radial Space Heater 500 Tube Overdrive Now Shipping

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Space Heater 500 is now shipping. The Space Heater 500 is a single-wide tube overdrive module for the Radial Workhorse and other 500 series racks that delivers natural crunch to drums, adds character to voice, and natural compression to bass and acoustic guitar.

According to Radial product guru, Jay Porter: “When we launched the eight channel Space Heater, it became immediately apparent that we had no choice but to make a module for our growing 500 series customer base. The Space Heater sounds huge and brings so much excitement to production it will likely become one of those tools that you use each and every time you lay down a track.” More »

Concord Processor Upgrade Accelerates Functionality of Calrec Apollo and Artemis Consoles

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Calrec has unveiled major enhancements to both software and hardware in its Apollo and Artemis consoles. Taking on concepts first introduced on the highly acclaimed Summa console, version 3.0 of the consoles’ software presents new features and expands the user interface and on-screen operator feedback. At the same time, the consoles themselves are getting an upgrade with the addition of a new processing resource, the Concord processor. Taking full advantage of the new processor has allowed Calrec to make significant performance improvements.

“We’ve worked hard with some of the best people in the industry to enhance the Apollo and Artemis surfaces,” said Henry Bourne, Calrec product manager. “Feedback on the Summa console was overwhelmingly positive, so we have incorporated a lot of the same concepts into the larger, more powerful consoles in the range. These features will be very popular with our users and speed up their workflows.” More »

Vintage King and Woodshed Recording Host Top Monitor Shootout

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Vintage King Audio recently co-sponsored an unprecedented listening session at the beautiful Woodshed Recording studio in Malibu, CA. Owned by prolific scoring composer and producer Richard Gibbs, the session featured the monitor speakers Barefoot Sound MicroMain 27 and MiniMain 12, ATC SCM45A, Augspurger Duo8, Guzauski-Swist GS-31, and PMC IB2S. The attendees included top level composers, engineers and musicians.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to the music community,” commented VK sales rep Chris Bolitho, “We decided to take our Vintage King LA working showroom concept out to Richard’s great studio in Malibu to showcase these top monitors in a fine listening environment, with participants able to listen to their favorite music through each of the speakers in a high-performance signal chain.” More »

AES 139th International Convention in New York City: Registration and Special Hotel Packages Now Available for Upcoming Convention

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Early Registration is now open for both Free and Premium badges for the largest audio event of the year

If it’s about audio, it’s at AES – and this year’s 139th AES International Convention will once again take over the professional audio landscape of New York City, October 29 – November 1, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Center. From the Special Events and Exhibition Floor presentations offered by the free Exhibits-Plus badge, to the four days of in-depth Tech Program available to holders of the premium All Access badge, the 139th AES Convention will offer a of range topics and technologies with points of interest for every aspect of the audio industry. Early Registration tier pricing ends July 31. Additionally, the AES has made arrangements with several hotels in the area to offer special pricing and reservations for AES attendees, exclusively available through the AES Housing website.

Several badge options are available for this year’s Convention: the free Exhibits-Plus badge, the premium All Access badge, and One- and Two-Day All Access badges. More »

AES Announces Meyer Sound’s Bob McCarthy as Keynote Speaker for the 59th International Conference on Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

The AES has announced Meyer Sound’s Director of System Optimization, Bob McCarthy, as the keynote speaker for the 59th International AES Conference at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, taking place July 15-17, 2015, with an emphasis on Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology. Known as an international authority on sound system design and optimization, McCarthy is also an educator and published author. His keynote speech, “Sound Systems Tuning and Optimization Made Simple and Affordable,” will take place on the first day of the Conference, Wednesday, July 15, at 2:00 PM.

McCarthy has been a pivotal figure in the development of all three generations of Meyer’s Source Independent Measurement system (SIM) and a leading educator in sound system measurement and tuning. McCarthy’s book, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization (Focal Press), is considered a definitive work in the field. McCarthy has designed countless systems around the world of all scales and types and has optimized systems for many of the most prestigious designers, including more than 10 Cirque du Soleil productions and seven productions of Wicked. More »

DELEC Audio Announces unito Series Dante™ Audio Networking Interfaces

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

DELEC Audio is pleased to announce the new ‘unito’ Series of Dante audio networking interfaces. Building upon the strengths of its NAM (Network Audio Modules) power amplifier modules originally introduced in 2012, the unito Series now incorporates a range of interfaces and bi-directional format conversion tools that, together, facilitate the assembly of cutting-edge paging and public-address solutions that replace traditional 100V PA systems. Offering the versatility only the Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup can provide, the unito Series product group is the perfect solution for public address, live sound reinforcement, paging systems, and similar large format audio applications.

The DELEC DIO (short for Dante Input / Output) provides a host of interfaces and conversion options for a wide range of installation scenarios. The DIO has onboard DSP that can be programmed for a variety of functions, 1.000 point FIR filters, as well as a VCA input. This affordable unit features two 1GB Ethernet ports (1 x RJ45 and 1 x SFP), AES/EBU inputs and outputs, a microphone preamp, stereo line input and output, a stereo headphone amplifier, two GPIOs (General Purpose Input / Output), and can be powered by either the internal power supply unit or via POE (Power Over Ethernet). More »

NEXO STM and Nomad Marks The Spot Again In Austin

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Nomad Sound of Austin, TX provided a NEXO STM line array for the X Games held in early June in Austin. The rig was provided for The Sound Factory Stage at the Austin 360 Amphitheater. The X Games are a jam-packed few days of skateboarding, BMX, Moto X, rally racing, eSports, music, and more. Talib Kweli, Pennywise, Kid Ink, Joywave and Deltron 3030 performed on The Sound Factory stage.

“Our NEXO rig was the perfect solution for the X Games weekend, states Stefan Bouts, Nomad System Tech. The Austin360 Amphitheatre is nearly 300 feet of a wide steady upslope to the rear of the venue, and as such, it needs a system that can throw clearly and powerfully all the way to the “lawn”, the open grass area in the rear. The NEXO STM system did so with ease. Multiple guest engineers stepped in over the weekend with acts like Talib Kweli, Deltron 3030, and The Glitch Mob, and all of them were totally delighted with the response of the system. When there were no guest engineers, our FOH engineer Matt Trevino piloted the system for us with Andy Tindall running our monitor system.” Joel Hume handled audio production management. More »

Waves Audio Announces Exclusive Offer for AES Members

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

AES members now get 25% off retail price on Waves plugins

Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, announces an exclusive offer for members of the Audio Engineering Society (AES). Whether you are recording, mixing, mastering, or working on post-production, broadcast or live sound projects, Waves plugins will help you shape, improve and perfect your sound, and AES members can now enjoy 25% off the retail price of all audio plugins by Waves.

To redeem the offer, AES members will enter a coupon code at checkout when buying a Waves product at www.waves.com or through a dealer. For more information, please visit the AES Membership Rewards page at http://www.aes.org/membership/benefits.cfm. More »

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