Archive for March, 2012

Myers to Demonstrate Benefits of Its Broadcast Management Solution at NAB 2012

Northampton, MA – NAB will serve as the backdrop for Myers Information Systems -a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – when it illustrates how its ProTrack broadcast management suite closes the loop between systems and departments to streamline operations and get workflow rolling! Demonstrations will be held in booth N 4616 at NAB 2012.

ProTrack TV
ProTrack TV is a comprehensive, scalable and affordable broadcast management solution that interconnects Traffic, Scheduling, Sales, Engineering and IT departments. Serving as the centralized unifying element within a broadcast operation, ProTrack TV integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure to optimize workflow and preserve existing investments. Whether a single channel or multi-channel broadcaster, adhering to a linear and/or non-linear distribution format, ProTrack TV helps close the loop so workflows flow smoothly.

MAM
ProTrack TV’s Media Asset Management Module (MAM) provides a highly effective and affordable solution for managing media assets. Via the utilization of defined business rules, widely used ProTrack TV broadcast management solution is able to confirm to traffic/scheduling personal whether a media asset is available and if so, move it where it’s required, in advance of when it’s needed. ProTrack MAM is a highly intuitive solution that will automatically trigger the movement of media assets to/from playback and archive, based on what’s being inserted in the ProTrack TV schedule environment.

Automation Integration
Incorporating automation Integration into the widely used ProTrack TV broadcast management solution will establish a direct link between traffic and play-to-air automation, providing streamlined workflow and eliminating redundancy across departments. As a pioneer in delivering the most extensive range of bi-directional BXF integration to automation, Myers Information Systems, Inc. can define the lines of responsibility and help eliminate the labor-intensive task of keeping traffic and master control in sync.

ProTrack On-Demand
The ProTrack TV broadcast management solution’s On-Demand Module enables media facilities to build, schedule, track and publish program and sales packages and provide transcode requests for station-defined distribution platforms and needs, such as Mobile, Internet, Cable, and DVD and more. Whether a single channel or multi-channel broadcaster, adhering to a linear and/or non-linear distribution format, ProTrack TV helps close the loop between systems and departments so workflow can really roll!

ProTrack Radio
ProTrack Radio is a comprehensive, scalable, and affordable broadcast management solution that interconnects Traffic, Scheduling, Sales, Engineering and IT departments. Serving as the centralized unifying element within a broadcast operation, ProTrack Radio integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure to optimize workflow and preserve existing investments. Whether a single channel or multi-channel broadcaster, ProTrack Radio can help bring systems and departments together to ensure streamlined workflows!

ABOUT MYERS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Myers Information Systems, Inc. has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. The Company provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from contracting to invoicing, media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For more information, please visit: www.myersinfosys.com

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Myers Information Systems contact: Crist Myers
+1-413-585-9820 / sales@myersinfosys.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

NETIA Unveils Enhanced Version of Content Management System (CMS) at 2012 NAB Show

New Release of NETIA Content Management System (CMS) Streamlines Use of Metadata to Boost Indexing and Search Capabilities

CLARET, France — March 15, 2012 — NETIA, a leading software manufacturer of media asset management and radio automation solutions, today announced an enhanced version of its Content Management System (CMS). NETIA’s CMS allows users to manage all processes within the global production environment through simple, easy-to-manage workflow and task automation. The new release, to be demonstrated at the 2012 NAB Show, leverages all of the power of NETIA’s popular CMS and includes enriched features in its metadata management module, more robust indexing tools, and more flexible control over the entire system. more

iZotope Acquires Imagine Research

New Engineering Team and Technologies Join iZotope’s Expanding Array of Audio Software Innovation
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Auralex Application Specialist Heads to the Front of the Class at Ball State University

Daniel Porter Shares Expertise on Acoustic Theory and Real-World Applications for Central Indiana Section of the Audio Engineering Society

MUNCIE, IN — Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, recently participated in the Central Indiana Section of the Audio Engineering Society’s first ever Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop, which took place on March 10 on the campus of Ball State University in the Music Media Production & Industry Studios. more

Carl Tatz Design’s PhantomFocus™ System Goes to School

— Personal studio design guru Carl Tatz shares his design secrets and acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System expertise with students and staff at Berklee College of Music and SAE Nashville, as well as contributing a chapter to Bobby Owsinski’s new tome The Studio Builder’s Handbook —

Nashville, TN: “Carl Tatz has used his previous experience as a studio owner to become not only one of the most forward-looking studio designers today, but an innovator in monitoring technology as well. His PhantomFocus™ System (PFS) monitor tuning protocol is quickly becoming the standard by which all others are measured,” quotes bestselling author and music/technology advisor Bobby Owsinski, who has dedicated an entire chapter in his latest textbook, The Studio Builder’s Handbook, based on a point that Carl Tatz, noted personal studio designer and creator of the PFS, drives home with knowledgeable stealth and experience: “There is nothing more important in a control room than the accuracy of your monitoring.”

Tatz also comments about his recent invitations to lecture at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Nashville, Tennessee branch of SAE: “I try to give them something practical they can take with them and use right away in their own home studios.”

“Carl was so gracious to come speak with our senior audio students at SAE Nashville during Acoustics class. The students were very excited to hear about the PhantomFocus System, and the information Carl shared provided an unparalleled educational experience for our students,” comments Crystal Armentrout, Director of Education, SAE Nashville.

Rob Jaczko, Chairman of the Production and Engineering Department at Berklee, recalls, “I thought the students asked some great questions and learned a lot also.”

“There are quite a few things you can do to improve your home studio monitoring that are really quite simple and very rewarding if you are willing to take the initiative to calculate your monitoring position relative to the room’s acoustic peaks and nulls and deal with the first reflection points relative to what I call the Null Positioning Ensemble™,” instructed Tatz.

When Tatz extends this information to its logical end, adding many steps including various decoupling and isolation modules, subwoofer system and powerful DSP, the result is what he has achieved with the PhantomFocus System. “A lot of what I do is about myth-busting, and I’ve broken quite a few in developing the PhantomFocus System, choosing to rely on physics and the resulting sonic performance rather than acoustic superstitions.” And that performance is quite dramatic, as anyone who has experienced the PFS will agree.

Lowell Introduces Digital Specifier’s Guides for Consultants, Contractors and Systems Integrators

— Online documents make it easy to compare products in easy-to-navigate flip books —

PACIFIC, MO, March 12, 2012 — Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional AV Products for more than 60 years, has introduced online Specifier’s Guides designed to be used as a resource by consultants, contractors and systems integrators. The documents can be found in both Flash/“flip-style” and PDF formats at www.lowellmfg.com/main-literature.html. Offering both Flash and PDF formats accommodates multiple platforms, so those accessing from personal computers, tablets, smartphones or other devices can easily view specs in the office or in the field.

The digital books make it easy for users to compare products via spec sheets, instead of going back and forth between web pages or downloading multiple spec sheets for reference. The new Specifier’s Guides are part of an ongoing series of Lowell resources for consultants, contractors and systems integrators. Specifier’s Guides currently available include “Racks & Enclosures,” “Rackware® Accessories,” “Power & Surge Suppression,” and “Packaged Speaker Systems and Soundmasking.” Another book is in the works for speaker assemblies and audio components.
The series of online Specifier’s Guides will be updated on an ongoing basis.

For more information, visit www.lowellmfg.com or e-mail Lowell at sales@lowellmfg.com

White Mark Expands Into India and The Middle East

Following the most successful year in its 15 year history, White Mark Ltd is expanding its business to encompass India and the Middle East where it has appointed Jeffrey Marcedo and Dylan Hilton as its new agents. The appointments will enable White Mark to offer its high quality acoustic and design services to music, broadcast and film dubbing clients.

David Bell, managing director of White Mark, says: “Jeffrey and Dylan are experienced audio professionals with high level contacts in India and the Middle East. We are now focusing our attention on these areas as we believe the market is ripe for expansion, particularly among film industry clients who are looking to build high-end dubbing suites. White Mark has extensive experience in this area, with film dubbing and post production facility projects completed or currently running for many European customers including Savalas, Hackenbacker, Real World, Molinaire and Spool, together with numerous others in Russia, Africa, the Far East and the Americas, both North and South. We feel the time is right to improve our direct communication with India and the Middle East and that having associated personnel in place who can deal directly with clients locally will result in a more effective service, particularly in the early stages of projects.”

Jeffrey Marcedo has over 15 years’ experience as an engineer and producer in the audio industry. He started his career at Magikraft Studio in Mumbai and has worked with many music directors from India’s Hindi film industry, including Ranjit Barot, Vishal-Shekar, Anu Malik and Ismail Darbar. He has also undertaken sound design work for advertising agencies such as Lintas, Ogilvy & Mather, Rediffusion and Trikaya Grey, and spent four years as Production Manager and Sound Designer at Big FM’s national studios in India.

Marcedo has been involved in a number of high profile audio installations. These include being part of the Big FM National Programming (core) team, which was responsible for the technical set up and programming launch of 45 stations across India. More recently he set up international radio stations for Nile FM and Nogoom FM in Cairo, a project where he worked closely with White Mark, which was responsible for the acoustic and studio design.

Dylan Hilton is a sound engineer, with over 10 years’ experience. He started his career at Ava Audio Labs studio in Mumbai, where he engineered music and film sound projects for many leading Indian musicians. He has also handled sales and technical support for pro speaker brand Turbosound in Mumbai and set up a sound rental company.

Hilton currently runs a sound installation and consultancy company for various clubs, restaurant, lounges, auditoria and theatres. Working with brands such as Martin Audio, Kling and Freitag, JBL, Lab Gruppen and Powersoft, he has recently completed projects for a variety of Mumbai nightclubs and restaurants including Bonobo, Out of the Blue, Oak & Barley, Woodside Inn, Rude Lounge, Indulge, Cult and Della Adventures.

Commenting on the new relationship with White Mark, Jeffrey Marcedo says: “India and the Middle East have great potential and this is the right time to be a part of it. In India, particularly, the audio industry has grown and evolved over recent years but there are very few local companies that specialise in the high end acoustic design services offered by companies such as White Mark. Clients and industry professionals are now realising the importance of acoustics and are keen to access the knowledge and expertise that White Mark can bring to their projects.”

Hilton adds: “We are looking at all potential avenues where a professional acoustic setup is required. This obviously includes radio stations, recording studios, post production facilities and film dubbing suites, but we also feel there is scope for White Mark to expand into clubs, auditoria and theatres.”

For more information about White Mark’s services in India and the Middle East please contact Jeffrey Marcedo on Tel: +91 7666946264 or Dylan Hilton on Tel: +91 9820568671.

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About White Mark:

Established in 1997 by David Bell, John Dunnill, Derek Buckingham and Alan Cundell, White Mark Ltd specialises in production facilities for music recording and the film and television industries. Over the last fifteen years it has designed and supervised the construction of over 500 production suites worldwide. The company’s impressive client list encompasses some of the world’s most famous music recording facilities including Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in the UK, Germano Studios in New York, Hit Factory/Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, Strongroom in London and private studios for producers and musicians such as William Orbit and Damon Albarn. In the area of audio post production, White Mark has completed over 140 audio studios and many broadcast and video editing facilities for more than 60 companies in Soho alone. The list of clients includes Grand Central, Hackenbacker, Envy, De Lane Lea, Scramble, Lipsync, Molinare, DeLuxe, 750mph, NBC/Universal, Wave, Unit and Boom. Advertising agency clients include worldwide facilities for Hogarth International and AMV/BBDO on four continents.

HOSA TECHNOLOGY PROMOTES PUSEY TO VP OF SALES & MARKETING

**** Photo: Jonathan Pusey ****

Buena Park, CA – March 2012… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for musicians and audio professionals, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jonathan Pusey to the newly created position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Pusey’s appointment is intended to help guide the company as it transitions to its next generation of leadership. His appointment took effect in January 2012. Pusey will be stationed at the company’s headquarters in Buena Park, CA. more

Reliable Sennheiser RF Equipment Supports Super Bowl XLVI

Indianapolis, Indiana – March 8, 2012: In the fractured and multifarious landscape of modern media, the Super Bowl stands as a monolith, gathering the nation together before its television sets to partake of common experience. Indeed, this year’s game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots was the most-watched program in television history, earning 111.3 million viewers. Of course, the modern Super Bowl experience includes much more than football. In addition to the multi-million dollar commercials, many are drawn to watch the celebrities and celebrity performances. This year, Country Music’s first couple, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, kicked things off with a rousing duet. Shelton was later featured in his judge’s chair on the season premier of NBC’s hit, The Voice. At halftime, Madonna starred in a richly choreographed medley of her chart-toppers (to the tune of 114 million viewers – more than the game itself!). Rock-solid Sennheiser RF equipment gave everyone involved as much peace of mind as one dare hope at this, the most critical of all mission-critical events.

With a stirring rendition of “God Bless America,” Lambert and Shelton gave the Super Bowl a patriotic commencement. Lambert sang into a new custom-made pink Sennheiser SKM 2000-XP handheld mic with an MMD 935-1 capsule that was created for this event. Shelton sang into a Sennheiser SKM 5200-II handheld mic with an MD 5235 capsule. “On such a high-pressure show with so many top-of-their-field experts managing such a massive logistical undertaking, one has to be adamant to get the mics you want,” observed Brad Baisley, the duo’s monitor engineer. ”Of course, Miranda used her new pink Sennheiser microphone, and Blake the Sennheiser SKM 5200. The top end is always superb, the sound is natural, and Miranda and Blake know how to work those capsules. Of course, Sennheiser’s RF has always been rock-solid for us, and that was proved once again at the Super Bowl. In addition to their great products, the assistance from Sennheiser’s Tim Moore was fantastic. He was extremely helpful in ensuring we had the equipment we needed in the appropriate frequency ranges.”

To put the magnitude of the Super Bowl in perspective, Madonna’s 2008-2009 Sticky & Sweet tour – the highest grossing tour by a solo artist and the fourth highest grossing tour of all time – played to 3.5 million people in just over a year’s time. If you crunch the numbers, Madonna would have to play over thirty such tours back-to-back to match her one-time TV-land attendance at the Super Bowl! “Once the show starts, there’s not a lot you can do if something goes wrong,” said Matt Napier, Madonna’s longtime monitor engineer. “The best – and really the only – thing you can do in a situation like that is to have the best equipment available and to prepare thoroughly. I trust Sennheiser in Madonna’s high-stakes concerts, and that trust was rewarded with a perfect performance at the Super Bowl.”

“On tour, we have our own dedicated RF tech,” said Napier. “But as a general rule, we keep things simple and reliable by using Sennheiser wireless exclusively and their Wireless Systems Manager software, which is an effective tool for managing our frequencies.” Madonna used the Sennheiser HSP 4headset at the start of the medley and then switched to a Sennheiser SKM 5200-II handheld Blake and Mirandatransmitter with an ME 5005 capsule for the remainder. All of Madonna’s guests (Nicki Minaj, MIA, LMFAO) used Sennheiser SKM 5200-II handheld transmitters with Neumann KK 104 capsules. Cee Lo Green’s mic used the MD 5235 capsule. Sennheiser EM 3732 receivers captured the on-stage magic for the wired world beyond. Finally, Sennheiser 2000 Series wireless personal monitors rounded out the equipment list for Madonna at her request.

“No matter where we’re playing, the combination of the Sennheiser SKM 5200-II transmitter, ME 5005 capsule, and EM 3732 receiver delivers fantastic audio quality and reliable, flexible RF performance,” said Napier. “Together with Sennheiser’s 2000 Series wireless personal monitors, we’re high fidelity start to finish, with rock-solid reliability and easy frequency coordination. In addition, having the full support of Sennheiser affords me peace of mind. We needed a gold-plated SKM 5200-II transmitter for Madonna and a chrome SKM 5200-II for Cee Lo. With no time to spare, Kristy Jo Winkler and Tim Hunten, Sennheiser, and Jason Bellamy at Soundtronics arranged the delivery of these transmitters. The mics were on their way the same day. That kind of service means a lot in this industry. A big thanks goes out to the Sennheiser team!”

Sennheiser Partners with UniqueSquared to Bring Mobile Studio to Austin During World-Famous Music Week

AUSTIN – March 06, 2012: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has partnered with music retailer UniqueSquared to bring a 45-foot mobile recording studio bus to Austin during its world-famous music week between March 14th and 16th. The UniqueSquared Mobile Studio, which will make stops at various locations in downtown Austin during its music festival, is being co-sponsored by Sennheiser and features a control room, isolated vocal booth / tracking room, a listening lounge and plenty of gear from Sennheiser and Neumann. Music fans are encouraged to attend and admission is free.

The UniqueSquared Mobile Studio will feature an assortment of world-class microphones from Sennheiser and Neumann and several dedicated listening stations equipped with a selection of the latest headphones from Sennheiser — including the HD 800, which many audiophiles consider to be the best-sounding headphone in the world. Following is a selection of the audio equipment that the mobile recording studio will have on hand for musicians and fans to demo:

– Sennheiser e 906, e 914 and MK 4 instrument / vocal microphones
– Sennheiser e 835 and e 935 dynamic vocal microphones
– Neumann TLM 103 condenser microphone
– Sennheiser Amperior, HD 25, HD 205, HD 280, HD 650,HD 800 headphones and others
– TRUE Systems P2 Analog preamplifier (distributed by Sennheiser)

“We are happy to co-sponsor the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio this year in Austin,” commented Tim Moore, artist relations manager, Sennheiser. “It is exciting to interact with so many diverse music fans in one place, and the Mobile Studio enables them to try out a wide range of Sennheiser and Neumann products in a professional environment before making a purchasing decision.”

The UniqueSquared Mobile Studio, which will also have products for sale, is being presented in conjunction with the Sennheiser / Paste party at The Stages on Sixth — where 33 artists will perform over the course of three days.

Over the course of the showcase event, one pair of Sennheiser HD 800 headphones will be given away each day to three lucky registered showcase attendees and hundreds of cards will be given away featuring free music downloads of Sennheiser artists. A dedicated, interactive listening station will be provided for the duration of the event so music fans can experience Sennheiser’s latest products including the Amperior DJ-style headphones, which were recently unveiled at CES 2012.

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