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DPA Microphones Brings Unobtrusive Audio Quality to NRCU

The National Radio Company of Ukraine (NRCU) has expanded its stock of microphones by investing in six DPA Reference Standard 4011C compact cardioid microphones.

Vyacheslav Zhdanov, Head of Audio at NRCU, says “Buying these microphones was not a difficult decision to make. We had previously been renting DPA microphones so our engineers were familiar with them and knew they offered exceptional sound quality. We also knew that, coming from such a well-known Danish company, we would have no problems with their reliability and build quality.”

Zhdanov adds that the small size of DPA’s Reference Standard 4011C compact cardioid microphones was another attractive feature as they can be used discreetly, particularly on television broadcasts.

Designed for situations where unobtrusive miking is required, DPA’s 4011C microphones are ideally suited to television, film, theatre, concert and studio performances where they deliver a clean, natural sound while reducing the noticeable effect of lighting reflection and minimizing bleed from other instruments.

NRCU’s microphones were supplied by DPA’s Ukrainian distributor Realmusic and are now being used to record classical and folk music concerts for radio and television broadcast across all three of its national channels and one international channel. The majority of these recording are taking place at House Recording NCGR in Kiev.

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DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

Bob Skye Joins WSDG As West Coast Rep/Project Engineer

New Role For Electro/Acoustics Innovator / Recording Engineer

SAN FRANCISCO: Bob Skye, a leader in electro/acoustic design, recording studio construction and, a Grammy-winning engineer with Gold and Platinum credits, has joined the Walters-Storyk Design Group. As WSDG’s west coast rep and project engineer, Skye will shoulder a host of responsibilities ranging from new client development and overall business management to hands-on project design and construction supervision.

“Our business plan is focused on providing exemplary client services as we expand our operation in the U.S. South America and abroad,” says WSDG Director of New Business Development, Sergio Molho. “The secret ingredient is talent, and Bob Skye is one of the most accomplished designer/builders in our field. We are extremely optimistic about our growing West Coast office; Adding one of California’s premiere acoustic gurus to our team emphasizes the level of our commitment to this market. And, Bob’s presence will enable our long-term SF associate Jack Leahy to focus on other WSDG assignments.”

Robert “Bob” Skye founded Skyelabs Inc. in 1975 as a mobile recording/acoustical/audio system design firm. From 1986 to 1993 he owned and operated the legendary Plant Recording Studios. His electro/acoustic design skills have contributed to the success of numerous nightclub, live theater, cinema, recording studio, large venue, corporate and live broadcast clients. His CV is highlighted by work for ABC TV, NBC TV NFL Films, the San Francisco Opera, Russian National Orchestra, Hong Kong Stadium, The Lear Theater (Reno, NV) Talking House Recording (SF) and numerous clubs including SF’s DNA Lounge, Whispers, Club Mercury and Blondie’s.

“Having worked on numerous WSDG projects, I have an abiding respect for John Storyk, Beth Walters and the entire WSDG team,” Bob Skye remarked. “We share a philosophy based on a commitment to excellence. I look forward to this new chapter in my life with genuine enthusiasm.”

“Bob Skye is one of our industry’s most multi-faceted, go-to guys,” WSDG co-principal John Storyk remarked. “We have collaborated with him, bid jobs against him, and over the past 35 years we’ve grown to respect the impressive range of his expertise. He not only does it all, he does it all well. We are delighted to welcome him aboard.”

Photo: Bob Skye has joined WSDG as west coast rep/project supervisor.

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Walters-Storyk Design Group has designed over 3000 media production facilities in the U.S., Europe, the Far East and Latin America. WSDG credits range from the original Jimi Hendrix Electric Lady Studio in Greenwich Village to NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center performance complex, broadcast facilities for The Food Network, CBS and WNET, over twenty teaching studios for The Art Institutes around the US, and corporate clients such as Hoffman La Roche. Recent credits include Jungle City, NY’s major new destination studio; private studios for Green Day, Jay-Z, Timbaland’s Tim Mosley, film composer Carter Burwell, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys. WSDG principals John Storyk, Beth Walters, and Dirk Noy lecture frequently at universities and industry events, and contribute regularly to industry publications. WSDG is a seven-time winner of the prestigious TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/Facility Design, including 2012 for Jungle City. WSDG maintains offices in NY, SF, Miami, Buenos Aires, Belo Horizonte, Basel, Beijing, Barcelona and Mexico City

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SSL INTRODUCES SIGNIFICANT UPGRADE TO C10 HD COMPACT BROADCAST CONSOLE WITH NEW V4 SOFTWARE AT NAB 2013

New software expands power and introduces significant new features for the leading mid-scale console.

LAS VEGAS – Solid State Logic is proud to announce new V4 Software for the innovative and industry-leading C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C2617). The new V4 software release introduces a range of features and options that significantly expand the capability of the C10, demonstrating the company’s commitment to continuous improvement. The C10 turned the industry upside down by delivering exceptional power at an attractive price point, and the legacy continues with this new system upgrade. more

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Primestream Announces Dig-IT Stand-Alone Software for Monitoring Advanced Broadcast IT Operations From Anywhere

MIAMI — March 12, 2013 — Primestream(R), a leader in advanced media asset management and broadcast automation software, today announced Dig-IT(TM), a server-based software application for broadcast, government, entertainment, and corporate IT departments that helps them monitor broadcast IT operations from anywhere. The application monitors hardware and software within single and multiple IT facilities, in addition to the FORK Production Suite — making it easy for IT administrators to manage any kind of broadcast-related IT activity. Dig-IT is designed to work seamlessly within a FORK(TM) environment or as a stand-alone solution in multiple applications.

“Our strategy is to give all kinds of broadcast operations complete control over their entire workflow,” said Claudio Lisman, Primestream president and CEO. “Before Dig-IT, system administrators had to initiate remote sessions into individual computers in order to monitor system availability and performance for media operations, which was inefficient and not very useful. Dig-IT overcomes the high latency, poor visibility, and inflexibility inherent in that method, and it also gives users alerts and analytics that help them stay on top of the entire broadcast workflow.”

The cross-platform, highly configurable Dig-IT application features centralized monitoring and an intuitive Web-based front end for easy viewing and portability.

Dig-IT allows for the following:

-The ability to monitor multiple servers, applications, file-system performance and usage from anywhere — across multiple facilities and within a single interface
-Alerts for administrators when performance hits a preset threshold or when individual system components fail
-Monitoring of essential data inside dynamic graphs to make it easy to review analytics
-The ability to monitor mission-critical servers and applications, identify performance bottlenecks, and quickly recover from system failures in order to reduce downtime and control operational costs

Primestream will demonstrate Dig-IT at the 2013 NAB Show in booth SL6824. The product will be available in the third quarter of 2013.

Visit primestream.com/b4m for more information on Primestream products.

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About Primestream
Primestream(R) broadcast software solutions offer a seamless end-to-end platform for digital acquisition of live and file-based video content, media asset management, editing, logging, control room and master control playback, smartphone and tablet video contribution, publishing to the Web, and dynamic archiving. The company’s portfolio includes the FORK(TM) suite of applications, as well as Mobile2Air(R), ControlStation(TM), and the cloud-based FORK Xchange(TM). Deployed in more than 300 broadcast operations across 40 countries, Primestream’s proven solutions are implemented by some of the world’s leading broadcasters, uplink services providers, digital media operations, and production/post-production facilities. More information is available at www.primestream.com.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Primestream/DigIT_1_0.zip

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Lawo EDIT – the editing software for radio broadcasting

*** The Lawo EDIT Multitrack Editor page. ***

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – March 2013… Lawo has broadened its product range with the launch of EDIT, a software solution for radio production that reflects the know-how accumulated in over forty years of developing high-quality audio equipment. EDIT offers all you’d expect from a Lawo product: high quality, absolute stability, development geared to today’s production environment, and first-class support assured by experienced users.

EDIT is a powerful tool for the generation of the full spectrum of editorial content in radio broadcasting. Whether reporting, interviews, or the creation and continuous updating of recurring pieces, EDIT offers a dedicated toolkit for each task. more

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Sonnox Releases AAX Version Of Oxford Dynamics Plug-In

OXFORD, UK: The wait is over! Sonnox has announced the release of the highly anticipated AAX version of it’s acclaimed Oxford Dynamics Plug-in. Based on algorithms from the Dynamics section of the OXF-R3 digital mixing console, the AAX DSP and Native versions boast six individual sections: Compressor, Expander, Limiter, Gate, Side-chain EQ, and Warmth function. Both AAX DSP and AAX Native versions can be used as a surround buss compressor/limiter, previously only possible in the TDM version. The Dynamics also benefits from new meters.

Sonnox Sales & Marketing Manager, Nathan Eames comments, “We’ve had a great number of requests for the Dynamics plug to be next in our AAX development cycle. Post customers have been particularly anxious for this version, as many use it with Avid consoles hand in hand with the Oxford EQ. This new release completes their main ‘go to’ plug-in toolset of EQ and Dynamics for Avid’s AAX format.”

To celebrate the release of the Oxford Dynamics for AAX, Sonnox is offering a 40% discount on the plug-in until March 31st 2013.

Photo: Sonnox has released the AAX version of the acclaimed Oxford
Dynamics Plug-in

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For detailed information on Sonnox Oxford Plug-ins please visit: www.sonnox.com

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Industry Leaders Unite to Support The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® GRAMMY® Week Event

Audio Industry Leaders Gather for the Sixth Annual GRAMMY® Week Celebration at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles Honoring Music Producers Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Mar. 4, 2013) — On Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® kicked off GRAMMY® Week with its sixth annual event, “An Evening of Jazz,” honoring 27-time GRAMMY winner and multi-talented music producer Quincy Jones and 18-time GRAMMY-winning engineer and producer Al Schmitt for their commitment to excellence in audio and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. The event was held at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles. GRAMMY Week culminated with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.

The event was held with the support of leading companies within the musical instrument and professional audio markets. Premiere sponsors included Astell & Kern (www.astellnkern.com), Avid® (www.avid.com), DTS® (www.dts.com), HARMAN® Professional brands (AKG® Acoustics, JBL® Professional and Lexicon®) (www.harman.com), Iron Mountain (www.ironmountain.com), Louisiana Entertainment Commission (www.louisianaentertainment.gov), Music Marketing (www.musicmarketing.ca), PMC, Ltd. (www.pmc-speakers.com), PreSonus (www.presonus.com), Shure Incorporated (www.shure.com), and Ultimate Ears by Logitech (www.ultimateears.com).

Other sponsors included Argosy® (www.argosyconsole.com), Capital Bauer Insurance (www.capitalbauer.com), Focusrite Novation (www.focusrite.com, www.novationmusic.com), Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) (www.gcpro.com), Guitar Center www.guitarcenter.com, iZotope (www.izotope.com), Lurssen Mastering (www.lurssenmastering.com), OraStream (www.orastream.com), SoundExchange (www.soundexchange.com), Vintage King (www.vintageking.com) and Westlake Pro (www.westlakepro.com).

Producers & Engineers Wing Senior Executive Director Maureen Droney said, “The evening was a huge success, and once again we take the opportunity to offer a sincere thank you to all of our sponsors. It’s a simple fact that we couldn’t have done it without them. Quincy Jones’s and Al Schmitt’s careers represent powerful moments in music history, and it is especially gratifying that so many leading high quality brands joined together and shared the night with us. We all look forward to next year.”

Representatives from several of the sponsors also weighed in on the evening’s festivities:

David Atkins, President/CEO, Argosy Console, Inc., stated, “We were thrilled and honored to be with so many of our friends and industry heroes and proud to support activities at the P&E Wing event of GRAMMY Week.”

Jim Odom, Co-founder and CSO, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., added, “Supporting The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing is a no-brainer for us at PreSonus; they’re our people! I’m a voting member of the Academy, and with other members of our team in the P&E Wing, we couldn’t imagine a better way to spend an evening during GRAMMY Week than to pay tribute to two of our heroes, Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt.”

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW STORE IN LANSING, MI

— 242nd Guitar Center location features on-site lessons and repair services, along with
GC’s vast inventory selection —

Westlake Village, CA (March 1, 2013) – On the evening of Thursday, February 7, 2013, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Lansing, Michigan, located at 517 Mall Court. Lansing, MI 48912. The Lansing store is Guitar Center’s 242nd retail location. The Lansing location is part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows the brand to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.

Kevin “KZ” Zielinski, Lansing’s new store Manager, stated, “Working with the staff and customers at Guitar Center is just a natural fit for me; I love helping people make music and it’s so rewarding to help each person find the instrument or accessory that will be the source of their next creative inspiration.” With a passion for all things music, Zielinski has been with Guitar Center since 1999 and is certified in multiple departments including accessories, Guitars & Amps, Drums, Live Sound & DJ, Recording & Keys.

Guitar Center Lansing: What Musicians Will Find In-Store

Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the Lansing music scene, Guitar Center Lansing also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving Lansing residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools and Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Lansing brings an unprecedented selection of products to Lansing, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Lansing includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center Lansing: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Lansing customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Lansing will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Music Mentor Series – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Music Mentor Series offers educational courses on Wednesdays and Saturdays every week and touch topics such as Understanding DJ Gear and Stompbox Signal Flow to Hardware and Cosmetic Upgrades for Guitars.

In addition to special programs at the new Lansing store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Lansing residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues, Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center Lansing Store and Studio Hours

Mon-Fri: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW STORE IN CHICO, CA

— 241st Guitar Center location features on-site lessons and repair services, along with GC’s
vast inventory selection—

Westlake Village, CA (February 27, 2013) – On the evening of Thursday, January 17, 2013, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Chico, California, located at 2027 Martin Luther King, Jr. Pkwy. Chico, CA 95928. The Chico store is Guitar Center’s 241st retail location. The Chico location is part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows the brand to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.

“Everyone at Guitar Center Chico shares an enthusiasm for making music and helping our customers do the same,” says Chad Cox, Chico General Manager, Chico resident and avid guitarist. Cox, who has been with Guitar Center since 2007, brings a passion for matching the right product with right customer every time. “Personally, the guitars I’ve purchased at Guitar Center have played a pivotal role in the evolution of my music, and now as manager I have the chance to guide other musicians in Chico towards the instruments and accessories they’ll need to elevate their craft too – it’s really exciting!” Cox continued.

Guitar Center Chico: What Musicians Will Find In-Store

Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the Chico music scene, Guitar Center Chico also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving Chico residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools and Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Chico brings an unprecedented selection of products to Chico, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Chico includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center Chico: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Chico customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Chico will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Music Mentor Series – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Music Mentor Series offers educational courses on Wednesdays and Saturdays every week and touch topics such as Understanding DJ Gear and Stompbox Signal Flow to Hardware and Cosmetic Upgrades for Guitars.

In addition to special programs at the new Chico store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Chico residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues, Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center Chico Store and Studio Hours

Mon-Fri: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

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Auralex® Now Shipping Studiofoam T™ Acoustic Absorption Panels

— Studiofoam T™ eliminates standing waves and flutter echo —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, is now shipping its new Studiofoam T™ Acoustic Absorption Panels. Auralex’s latest Studiofoam™ profile, Studiofoam T provides the absorption performance that Studiofoam is famous for with a more contemporary look. Studiofoam T eliminates standing waves and flutter echo while reducing unwanted reflections. The unique 2″ profile is available in a 2′ x 2′ or 2′ x 4′ format and can be mixed with other Auralex Studiofoam profiles, making possible a wide variety of aesthetic designs.

The new panels’ unique design features a repeating T profile pattern, making them appropriate for a variety of professional and residential applications. The panels are available in three popular colors and are made from Auralex’s long-lasting, melamine-free formula, which won’t crumble with age. The Auralex Studiofoam T was developed out of Auralex’s clients’ desire to have a price-conscious Studiofoam solution with a completely unique and modern aesthetic. This upscale design offers increased low-frequency absorption and a tasteful, seamless appearance.

Features:

Eliminates standing waves and flutter echo
Reduces unwanted reflections
Decreases slap-back and room ring
Tames full-frequency bandwidth
Available colors: charcoal, burgundy & purple
Unique aesthetic at home in residential settings
Easy installation using Foamtak™ spray adhesive, Tubetak Pro™ liquid adhesive or E-Z Stick Pro™ Tabs
Proprietary Auralex formula that lasts and lasts

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

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