Archive for November, 2010

Tube-Tech Celebrates 25 Years of Analog Warmth

tube_tech_25th.JPGCOPENHAGEN, DENMARK – NOVEMBER 2010: For twenty-five years, engineers and producers the world over have associated the no-nonsense blue faceplate and white typeface of TUBE-TECH analog processors with the lush, dimensional sound they impart to any audio that flows through them. After 25 years in business, TUBE-TECH president John G. Petersen continues to craft their equipment with simple, elegant circuitry using only premium-grade components. From the start, Petersen designed TUBE-TECH gear using only vacuum tubes in the active signal path and only transformers on the inputs and outputs. Since the first the design of the first Program Equalizer PE 1A in 1985, over 15,000 TUBE-TECH units have shipped from the headquarters of parent company Lydkraft in Denmark. Because their lifetimes are measured in decades, almost every one of those units is still helping make the music of today sound much better than it would have otherwise.

Before TUBE-TECH became a reality, Petersen had received a degree in electrical engineering from Danish Post and Telegraph and took a job in 1972 at the Danish Broadcasting Company (DBC). In his role as maintenance engineer, he received factory training at Solid State Logic, EMT, Studer, Sony, Neumann, NTP, and Lyrec. His genius for inspecting, understanding, and repairing audio circuits paved the way for TUBE-TECH. “A friend of mine was opening MOX Studio in Copenhagen in the mid-1980s,” said Petersen. “I helped him refurbish all of the gear that was going into it, including two Pultec equalizers. I was skeptical about those boxes. They looked like they belonged in the city dump! But they tested nicely and, more importantly, they sounded amazing.” more

David Lucas Receives Friends Of Old Time Radio Award

NEWARK, NJ: The recent 35th annual Friends of Old Time Radio Convention presented an Award to composer/producer David Lucasdavid-lucas-old-time-radio-award.jpg (pictured left) for his contributions to Radio’s Golden Age.â€? A Clio Award-winning jingle writer, Lucas has created memorable commercial music for AT&T’s “Reach Out and Touch Someone,â€? GE’s “We Bring Good Things To Life” and many other iconic campaigns. Also pictured is author, performer Brian Gari.

Held at Newark’s Ramada Plaza Hotel, the four-day celebration of the Golden Age of Radio (Oct. 21-24), featured live recreations of classic shows, celebrity interviews, panel discussions and historical presentations. Among the attendees at this year’s convention were Chuck McCann, Joe Franklin, actor Will Hutchins, Dick Heatherton and ABC, NBC, CBS, news anchor Bob Gibson.

Barix and StreamGuys Support IP Program Distribution Network for University of North Dakota

Fighting Sioux Radio Network distributes live UND football and hockey games to 12 broadcast affiliates in two states

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, November 8, 2010 — Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, has partnered with streaming media provider StreamGuys to establish a low-latency IP distribution network for University of North Dakota football and hockey broadcasts.

Twelve radio stations across North Dakota and Minnesota comprise the Fighting Sioux Radio Network. The network, seeking to expand its broadcast footprint, selected IP distribution after comparing costs and automation capabilities with competitive distribution systems. The choice enabled a lower startup cost while ensuring uptime and smooth operation at unmanned facilities.

The network deployed Barix Exstreamer 1000 professional IP audio codecs across the distribution chain. The Exstreamer 1000 encodes and decodes program audio and relay signals, all delivered over the StreamGuys streaming platform. more

iZotope Announces Nectar: Complete Vocal Suite

Offers First Look at AES San Francisco of New Vocal Processing Plug-in

AES, Booth # 1202 San Francisco, CA (Nov 5, 2010) – iZotope, Inc., a leader in audio DSP processing, has announced Nectar, a new plug–in which includes a complete vocal processing toolkit. Adding to the award-winning iZotope line of plug-ins, Nectar includes everything users need to quickly find the vocal sound they are looking for.

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Nectar offers dozens of professionally designed vocal production styles powered by eleven processing modules. Users will select an included style and then customize it with faders tailored to that style. For further customization of their vocal sound, users can switch to the Advanced View and access all of the controls of the underlying modules that power the plug-in. more

Auralex Continues Green Initiatives with Launch of New Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series at AES 2010

First Line of Acoustical Products Made from 100% Eco-Friendly Bamboo

Auralex - Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series Keypacs-StarSAN FRANCISCO, CA – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, continues its long history of green innovation by pioneering the first line of acoustical products made from 100% Eco-Friendly bamboo, the Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series at AES 2010 (Booth 729). The new line, which consists of the WavePrism, WaveLens, QuadraTec, Peak Pyramid Diffusor and KeyPacs, retains the longevity and acoustical qualities Auralex is known for with green and acoustical properties of natural bamboo. more

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