Archive for September 15th, 2010

Ultrasone Releases Standard and Balanced Versions of its Latest Headphone Innovation – PRO 2900

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New open-backed headphones with titanium-plated drivers, velvet ear pads and Neutrik connectors feature an airy & transparent sound

Murrieta, Calif. – (September 13, 2010) – Ultrasone Inc., distributor for German headphone manufacturer Ultrasone AG, is proud to debut the only open-backed headphone in its legendary PRO Series, the PRO 2900. For the first time ever, Ultrasone is releasing both a standard, single cable version and a balanced, double cable version of a pair of headphones. With the PRO 2900, Ultrasone has struck a balance between powerful and accurate sound production, with the airy and natural sound characteristics of an open-backed headphone. more

Bad Acoustics Ignored with the PhantomFocus System

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— Turnkey Monitor Tuning Protocol Provides World Class Performance Even in Nightmare Acoustic Environments —

Nashville, TN: Continuing the trend of the engineer / producer / musician / songwriter needing his or her own studio, Nashville’s Kyle Lee (Michael W. Smith, TobyMac) accepted an invitation to become part of a larger studio complex that housed several other artists, engineers and producers. The space he was given was a former overdub booth that would be his control room. The list of egregious acoustic anomalies included a small lopsided cone-shaped room; a commercial dropped ceiling; and only high frequency absorption with a little foam in two corners. “No matter what positioning I tried with the speakers, the center imaging was vague and I just couldn’t find any low end,� says Lee, “even though my monitors were spec’ed to go down to 45Hz. I used a small subwoofer and that just confused the issue, adding a one-note bass quality to the sound.�

Enter Carl Tatz Design (CTD) and the PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning enhancement protocol that was able to essentially ignore the room problems. “I love tough rooms like this because the transformation is so dramatic,� explains Tatz. more

129th AES Convention Broadcast and Streaming Sseeions Soar

Expanded Focus On New Loudness Initiatives, Stream Formats & Facility Design

SAN FRANCISCO: “In his 22nd consecutive turn as AES Convention Broadcast & Streaming Sessions Chair, David Bialik continues to develop significant, timely, and informative events. He sets the content bar higher and consistently exceeds his own standards,” states AES Executive Director Roger Furness. “Convention Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler, Jim McTigue and I are confident that our Broadcast and Streaming event attendees will find eminently useful information at each of these sessions,” Furness adds.

“In support of our commitment to widen our focus on vital issues the 129th Convention will link three panels in a dedicated Streaming Track,” Bialik says. “In just the past 12 months since our last convention we have witnessed the rapid, almost universal embrace of Streaming. The resolution of issues such as Stream Formats are becoming increasingly urgent. The AES Convention represents an ideal forum for these discussions,” Bialik concludes. more

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