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AES 139th International Convention Celebrates The Latest in Audio Engineering Technologies and Techniques

November 16th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

“The 139th AES Convention was a success by every measure,” says Bob Moses, Executive Director of the AES. “From the amazing content and packed audiences of the technical and special events program, to an exhibits floor that was crowded with attendees, to the exhibitors and sponsors that participated, energy and excitement were everywhere. And the Empire State Building being lit in our colors – how awesome is that? The AES HQ staff and legions of volunteers – including leading professionals – poured their hearts into the Convention. Attendees of all types went home satisfied, and the AES itself benefits from their participation, ensuring the Society’s continued good health.”

The 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention (held Thursday, October 29, through Sunday, November 1, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City) was the place to be for anyone involved with the audio industry. The exhibit floor, panels and technical sessions were packed all four days, and highlights included the Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, GRAMMY SoundTables® panel, and the lighting of the Empire State Building in blue and white in AES’s honor. Registration was near 18,500, with All Access and Exhibits-Plus registrations at an all-time high. More »

Complete AES 139th International Convention MP3 Audio Recordings Now Available for Download

November 16th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Over 200 new session recordings are now available online for download from AES partner MobilTape, the official recorder of the AES 139th International Convention, which took place in New York City, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2015. Whether you missed a particular session of interest, want to review a favorite presentation or topic, or are looking for the latest cutting-edge research on an audio-related technique or technology, these AES 139th Convention recordings offer a wealth of information. Recordings are available individually or as a heavily-discounted complete set.

The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Hosts Annual Manufacturer’s Council Breakfast at the 139th AES Convention in New York City

November 16th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Manufacturer Council Breakfast was held on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, during the 139th AES Convention in New York City. At their biannual meeting, this group of industry leaders — who are dedicated to the advancement of sound quality and to the overall growth of the professional audio industry — shared ideas and discussed issues of interest to all parties in attendance, with the goal of raising awareness about the importance of high-quality audio, credits and recording metadata, music streaming bit rates and other related topics.

The following manufacturers, organizations and publications were represented at the meeting: AES, API, Audio-Technica, Dolby, Focusrite Novation, GC Pro, Iron Mountain, iZotope, JBL, Manley Labs, Melodyne, Ocean Way Audio, Presonus, Prism Audio/Sadie, Pyramix/Merging Technologies, Royer, Rupert Neve Designs, Shure, Sonic Studio, SSL, Waves and Westlake Pro. More »

Terminal 5 Gets Upgraded To L-Acoustics K2

November 16th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Steps away from the Hudson River on the western fringe of Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, Terminal 5 is the largest venue of the concert and event properties that comprise the New York City portfolio of national concert promoter The Bowery Presents. Hosting the world’s hippest and edgiest artists on a nightly basis, the cavernous 3,000-capacity Terminal 5 currently ranks as the number three club in ticket sales worldwide.

Audiences coming through the venue in recent months have been hearing an even fresher sound—that of a new L-Acoustics K2 concert reinforcement system supplied by See Factor Industry Inc., which also provided system design, installation guidance and consulting. The new pair of 12-enclosure arrays and other supplementary gear replaces an older system that had been in place nearly since 2009.

“We had definitely gotten our money’s worth from the old system, but we were looking to further improve the sound of the room,” observes Terminal 5 Production Manager Chris Burrows, who has been with the venue since day one. “The choice of K2 was an easy one because, as a longtime production manager, I’ve had plenty of experience with L-Acoustics systems on the road. K2 is a very rider-friendly system, and I wanted a PA that would be instantly familiar and comfortable to guest front-of-house engineers when they come here. Plus, Lorne Grabe [Terminal 5’s FOH engineer] and I wanted a setup that was more like a touring rig than an installed one; we wanted a sense of stability and flexibility that a touring system provides, especially when presenting as many shows as we do in a calendar year.” More »

Stuart Roslyn and Vasco Invest in Prism Sound Atlas Interfaces

November 16th, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Prism Sound’s Atlas USB audio interface is making a name for itself at London’s Matrix Studios where two internationally acclaimed composers have chosen the unit for their own recording rooms within the complex.

Stuart Roslyn and Vasco are both delighted with their purchases, stating clarity, depth of sound and ease of use as key reasons for their choice. In both cases the units were supplied by Prism Sound dealer Kazbar Systems on the recommendation of Kazbar’s director Gavin Miller.

Based in Parson’s Green, Matrix Studios acts as a creative hub that provides office space and studio facilities to over 30 companies. Stuart Roslyn set up his studio at Matrix in 2008, while Vasco made it home for his production company, Daydream Music, in 2010. More »

139th International Audio Engineering Society Convention Rocks NYC

November 3rd, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

— Convention takes a bite out of the Big Apple and reminds the industry that “If It’s About Audio, It’s At AES” —

The 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 29, through Sunday, November 1, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City) was the place to be for anyone involved with the audio industry. The exhibit floor, panels and technical sessions were packed all four days and highlights included the Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, GRAMMY® SoundTables panels, and the lighting of the Empire State Building in blue and white in AES’s honor.

Convention Committee Co-chair Jim Anderson and his team created a most ambitious and comprehensive schedule of workshops, panels and technical programs, while Co-chair Paul Gallo worked closely with the AES marketing team to drive traffic on the convention floor that included a wide representation of attendees from various sectors in the audio industry including recording and production, broadcast and streaming, game audio, live sound, networked audio, post production, system integration and more. Additionally, attendees and exhibitors were excited about the upcoming AES activities including the AES 140th Convention, June 4-7, 2016 in Paris, France and AES 141st Convention in Los Angeles, CA, September 29-Oct 1, 2016. More »

iZotope Launches Ozone 7: Vintage-Inspired Mastering Tools

November 3rd, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

iZotope, Inc., makers of award-winning software for audio production, now has released the latest version of their flagship mastering software, Ozone.

Ozone 7 is a set of essential mastering tools that enable both professionals and aspiring music producers to easily add a final level of polish to their mixes and audio recordings. While retaining the elegant workflow and precision audio processing of previous versions, Ozone 7 brings the best sonic characteristics of analog hardware to modern digital recordings.

The Ozone family of products includes both Ozone 7 and Ozone 7 Advanced, which includes additional features for gluing together a mix. Ozone 7 Advanced users can take advantage of four brand-new vintage-inspired modules, designed to add deep, rich analog character to digital recordings. Additionally, the new Codec Preview feature lets Advanced users audition the effect of industry-standard codecs on their master, making it easier to make necessary adjustments before exporting for digital distribution. More »

Dallas’ First Baptist Church Gets A Double Portion Of DiGiCo

November 3rd, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

The DiGiCo SD7 console installed at Dallas’ First Baptist Church in April 2013 now has a counterpart in monitor world; a second SD7 recently went into its new 3,000-seat worship center giving the prominent Southern Baptist house of worship a consistent audio workflow across all of its live sound hubs. Both SD7 consoles were specified by Idibri, the Dallas-based AV design and consultancy for the church, with integration done through the Dallas office of Clair Solutions.

The two consoles are linked through no less than five DiGiCo SD-Racks—three placed just off stage in a remote location, one underneath the monitor console, and one down in the broadcast mixing studio near video control—as well as a 16-channel Nano-Rack located in the orchestra pit and used to provide extra inputs if needed. More »

Dangerous Music “2-BUS+” Next-Gen Analog Summing Mixer Now Shipping

November 3rd, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Dangerous Music is shipping their new 2-BUS+ 16-channel analog summing mixer to dealers and distributors around the world. Dangerous Music revolutionized digital mixing with the original 2-BUS analog-summing mixer, now the Company has redefined summing again with the ground-up redesign of the Dangerous 2-BUS+ which includes 3 onboard custom all-analog audio processors for tone control. The new product was demoed during the AES show in NY at the Dale Pro Audio booth.

The new 2-BUS+ is a 2-space rack-unit, 16-channel analog-summing mixer, with both XLR and D-sub inputs. New innovative features include 3 separate custom onboard audio processors to add tone and color to mixes. The ‘Harmonics’ processor is a tuned harmonic distortion generator executed in parallel-processing mode with a blend control, ‘Paralimit’ is a FET limiter on stun, also in parallel mode. Both of these processors can be applied across the stereo mix, or on a pair of stems. ‘X-Former’ inserts a pair of custom transformers on the stereo mix and has a control for core saturation. All three tone controls can be active at once, and the order of signal flow through distortion and limiting can be flipped.  More »

Focusrite Launches RedNet AM2 Stereo Audio Monitoring Unit

November 3rd, 2015 | Posted in News, newsletter

Focusrite announces the launch of a new product in its popular RedNet range of Dante™ audio-over-IP products: the RedNet AM2 stereo audio monitoring unit. This product is was shown at the 139th International AES Convention in New York, October 30–November 1, 2015.

RedNet AM2 is a Dante-compatible stereo monitoring unit combining headphone and line outputs for flexible monitoring of signals sourced from the Dante network. RedNet AM2 features a quarter-inch front-panel headphone socket plus a pair of balanced line outputs with male XLR connectors mounted on the rear panel, which may be used for loudspeaker monitoring and other applications. More »

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