Archive for January, 2010

Audio Engineering Society Announces Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo 2010

george-massenburg-at-nrwe-09.jpgNashville, Tennessee, January 25, 2009 – Following on the success of the first annual Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo in 2009, The AES Nashville Section, in conjunction with Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, is pleased to announce the dates for this year’s session to be held at Belmont’s Curb Event Center, just steps away from the heart of Nashville’s legendary Music Row. This two-day conference and trade show exposition will be held on March 5-6, 2010, and will once again feature top industry guest speakers and panelists, as well as exhibits by many of today’s leading audio gear manufacturers. Last year, over 300 attendees from 28 states and 5 different countries participated in this unique industry event which focuses on recording musicians and engineers working in wide variety of personal production spaces and studio environments. Students from some 20 audio technology schools were also part of that number.

“We are very pleased to announce this upcoming event, building on last year’s success, and the ability to hold it at such an esteemed venue,” stated Mike Porter, Chair, AES Nashville Section, “The Curb Event Center at Belmont holds many of Nashville’s high-profile events and conferences, and we a proud to partner with them as the annual NRW+E event grows to encompass all aspects of what the Audio Engineering Society, as well as the Nashville recording community, have come to represent.” more

Korg USA Partners with University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music for New Program

— Korg, Marshall and VOX products provide the infrastructure for Thornton School’s new degree in popular music performance —

Korg USA, exclusive U.S. distributor of the Korg, Marshall, LÂG and VOX brands, has recently partnered with the University of Southern California’s (USC) Thornton School of Music to help provide the integral tools for the school’s new Bachelor of Music degree program in Popular Music Performance. After several years of development, the school launched the new program in Fall 2009, and it is considered to be the first of its kind within a major U.S. university. The program’s launch coincided with the Thornton School’s 125th Anniversary, which reinforced its status as Los Angeles’ oldest cultural institution. As part of the partnership, Korg USA supplied a number of Korg Music Workstations, Arranger keyboards, Marshall and VOX amplifiers, and other products for the new course track.

The curriculum of the program focuses on developing the artistic skills required to be successful in the popular music industry, in addition to the business and technological savvy to successfully compete in the changing music marketplace. Particular emphasis is placed on practical, real-world experience and instruction from industry veterans. The program also leverages USC’s resources, by allowing students to collaborate with its School of Cinematic Arts, Annenberg School of Communication, the Creative Writing department and School of Theater, just to name a few. more

Vox Amplification Featured in the Beatlesâ„¢: Rock Bandâ„¢ Video Game

In the 1960s, VOX amplifiers gained international status as the guitar amplifier used by the Beatles. Now, VOX Amplification is pleased to be included in the best-selling new video game, The Beatlesâ„¢: Rock Bandâ„¢.

The Beatles: Rock Band represents the first time fans will be able to experience The Beatles‘ musical career for themselves. From the early touring days in 1963 Liverpool to the immortal, final performance on the Apple Corps rooftop, fans can follow in the band‘s footsteps as they traverse the globe during the height of Beatlemania.

The Beatles’ studio years come to life in legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. With a focus on historical accuracy, the Studio 2 in-game venue features custom-built models of the instruments the band itself played, including VOX AC30 guitar amplifiers. more

Waves Audio Announces Strategic Alliance with Digico

— DiGiCo, a U.K.-based manufacturer of groundbreaking digital mixing consoles and FPGA designs, joins forces with Waves, a leading provider of audio DSP solutions, to develop breakthrough products for the live sound industry —

— Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, and DiGiCo, the renowned UK-based manufacturer of some of the world’s most popular, successful and groundbreaking digital mixing consoles, have announced a technology agreement. The joint announcement was made today at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, by Mick Olesh, Waves Executive VP, Sales and Marketing, and DiGiCo Managing Director James Gordon and DiGiCo Marketing Director David Webster.

Waves and DiGiCo have agreed to work together to integrate Waves’ new SoundGrid technology into DiGiCo’s single FPGA Stealth Digital Processing products for the live sound industry. Further details about this strategic alliance are to be unveiled over 2010. more

NETIA CABSAT 2010 Show Preview

CABSAT 2010 Show Preview
NETIA
Exhibiting With GlobeCast in Booth A2-21

Company Overview:

About NETIA
NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions for managing and broadcasting television and radio content, and is a major player in the digital broadcast arena. The company’s three product ranges, Radio-Assistâ„¢ (audio), Manreoâ„¢ (video), and OpenNet (audio and video), allow content holders to manage all of their processes from ingest to multiplatform broadcasting over terrestrial channels, the Internet, mobile devices, and other channels.

NETIA’s products are found in more than 40 countries worldwide, with 10,000-plus users in more than 200 installations including: The Associated Press, Minnesota Public Radio, WNEM (Meredith Group) and WOUB in the United States; ABC and SBS in Australia; BBC Monitoring and BSkyB in the United Kingdom; Italy’s RAI and Radio Vaticana; HRT in Croatia; RTM Malaysia; VOV in Vietnam; Mediacorp in Singapore; RTBF in Belgium; MOI South Africa; Kiss FM in Korea; and RFI, Radio France, TF1, Canal+, and France Televisions in France. The company has its headquarters in Claret, France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Sydney, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners. more

Netia Boosts Eastern Europe Focus, Appointing Elena Peredelskaya as Sales and Business Development Manager

CLARET, France — Jan. 18, 2010 — NETIA has strengthened its presence in Eastern Europe with the appointment of Elena Peredelskaya as the company’s sales and business development manager for the region. Within this new role, Peredelskaya will be responsible for establishing relationships with new dealers and for building and maintaining relationships with broadcasters and other media companies.

“Elena joins NETIA as a highly experienced regional sales director with strong management abilities, excellent communication skills, valuable language fluency, and extensive knowledge of and contacts across Eastern European countries,” said Christine Jecko, vice president of sales at NETIA. “We see a great deal of potential in this market for our products and solutions, and we’re looking forward to working with Elena as we continue to build our business in Europe and worldwide.” more

The Recording Academy New York Chapter and the Producers and Engineers Wing Present Up Close and Personal with Steve Lillywhite

Moderated by Noted Journalist Bill Flanagan, This Intimate Interactive Program Will Be Held on January 19 at the New York Chapter Office

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2010) — The Recording Academy® New York Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing® will host an intimate and exclusive event, Up Close & Personal with multi-GRAMMY®-winning producer Steve Lillywhite, on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Moderated by noted music journalist and Executive Vice President/Editorial Director of MTV Networks Bill Flanagan this intimate program provides music professionals the opportunity to gain insight and hear from this accomplished producer about his career path, and share stories about his ongoing journey through his long career. The evening’s interview is followed by an interactive and candid question-and-answer discussion. The event will take place at The Recording Academy New York Chapter headquarters, located at 11 West 42nd Street, 27th floor, and is FREE for Recording Academy members (non-member tickets are $30 each, or free upon joining The Recording Academy prior to the event). more

NETIA Broadcast Video Expo 2010 Show Preview

Broadcast Video Expo 2010 Show Preview
Feb. 16-18, 2010 in London
NETIA Exhibiting With GlobeCast at Stand G6 more

EKS Unleashes Otus RAW, The World’s Most Highly Configurable DJ Controller

New DJ controller features heavy-duty pitch sliders, large velocity pads/buttons, dual layer deck functionality and rugged chassis design
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Espoo, Finland – (January 13, 2010) – EKS, creators of the world’s most innovative and fully configurable DJ controllers, is proud to announce the debut of their latest innovation – Otus RAW. Designed to work as a single or dual deck controller, EKS’ Otus RAW will contain many new features that were requested by professional DJs from around the world. Otus RAW is also designed to fully utilize the possibilities offered by today’s and tomorrow’s DJ software.

Unlike the original Otus, Otus RAW is equipped with two long and sturdy SL-turntable-style pitch sliders, one for each virtual deck. The Otus RAW also features large velocity pads and buttons allowing for fast and easy operation in a hectic club environment. A layer switch immediately multiplies the layers of controls available on the Otus RAW, resulting in nearly an unlimited number of control possibilities. As with all EKS controllers, the Otus RAW will boast a future proof control ideology that makes the Otus RAW the most highly configurable controller for DJs today and for many years to come. more

Ultrasone Redefines Headphone Extravagance with

World’s finest special edition headphones taken to the next level with Palladium-based design

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Wildomar, Calif. – (January 13, 2010) – Ultrasone Inc., distributor for German headphone manufacturer Ultrasone AG, announces the release of its latest special edition headphone – Edition 8 Palladium. Based off the design of the original Edition 8 headphone, these new special edition headphones incorporate lavish accoutrements to create the best sounding and most elegant pair of Ultrasone headphones to date.

The Edition 8 Palladium is a luxurious black and silver closed-back headphone that employs Ultrasone’s latest S-Logic™ Plus technology, resulting in an impartial acoustic feeling that affords the listener the utmost spacious tonal perception. Catering to the growing need of audiophiles, who not only demand impeccable sounding, but also aesthetically pleasing headphones, Ultrasone has adorned the outer earcups with palladium, a rare material that increases durability and limits tarnishing. The earcups are also embossed with a high-tech ceramic inlay, completing the first-class appearance of the headphones. Each Edition 8 headphone is individually stamped with its own serial number & comes in a sleek leather bag for storage and transportation. more

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