Archive for April 8th, 2013

Neumann Announces Launch of KH 310 A Three-Way Active Monitor

Old Lyme, Conn. – April 8, 2013: Premium audio brand Neumann announced the launch of its new active studio monitor: the KH 310 A. The KH 310 A is a three-way system that reflects Neumann’s philosophy of achieving the most accurate sound reproduction using state-of-the-art technology and techniques. The KH 310 A will be on display at the Neumann booth at the 2013 NAB Show (booth C3217) and will be shipping next month.

The cutting edge electro-acoustic performance of the KH 310 A is based on newly developed drivers housed in a sealed cabinet — this ensures extremely accurate reproduction over the entire frequency response at surprisingly high reproduction levels. The new KH 310 A, along with the KH 120 monitor Neumann launched in 2010, demonstrates that Neumann is not only identified with first-class microphones but also manufactures sound transducers of equally high quality for the end of the signal chain.

“The KH 120 two-way near-field monitor has set a new standard in its class,” commented Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Neumann Berlin. “The same uncompromising innovation characterizes Neumann’s new three-way monitor, the KH 310 A.”

The KH 310 A is suited for use as a near-field monitor for mixing and mastering, or as a front loudspeaker in medium-sized surround systems, or as a rear loudspeaker for larger mult-channel systems. It is recommended for demanding applications in the fields of music production, broadcasting, post production and mastering. In combination with the Neumann studio subwoofers, KH 810 and KH 870, which feature a 7.1 High Definition Bass Manager, the KH 310 A monitor provides users with a perfect surround solution. The system is particularly relevant for use in the movie industry, which often requires monitoring solutions for multichannel recordings with 8 or more audio channels.

The KH 310 A’s treble, midrange and bass drivers have all been designed and tested by Neumann. Each driver is carefully optimized using acoustic simulations and undergoes an extensive series of measurements, ensuring an extremely linear reproduction across the entire frequency range. The bass driver provides an accurate response down to 34 Hz. This is achieved using a sealed cabinet design that provides extremely fast transient response. The mid-frequencies, essential for speech and vocals, are reproduced with exceptional precision by a dedicated soft dome midrange driver. Meanwhile, the high frequencies are handled by an alloy fabric dome in an elliptical Mathematically Modeled Dispersion™ waveguide. The result is an authentic sound, rich in detail, that provides a wide sweet spot while minimizing reflections in the vertical plane.

Three powerful class-AB amplifiers and a high-capacity SMPS power supply deliver very high headroom to the system with no audible distortion, and the acoustical controls for bass, low-mid and high frequencies make the KH 310 A a problem solver for acoustically challenging environments such as edit suites and OB vans. The KH 310 A is magnetically shielded and an exstensive range of accessories offers a diverse range of mounting options.

The status of the comprehensive protective system is indicated by a back-lit Neumann logo, which signifies the highest manufacturing quality. Manufacturing tolerances are so small that any two KH 310 A monitors can serve as a matched pair. The KH 310 A cost $2,249.95 each, and will be shipping in early May.

About Neumann

Georg Neumann GmbH, with its headquarters in Berlin, Germany, is well-known as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones. The company, which was established in 1928, has a long track record of world-leading product designs and has been recognized with a string of international awards for its technology innovations. From 2010, Neumann offers this expertise in electro-acoustic transducer technologies to the studio monitoring market, and will provide optimum solutions to its customers in the areas of TV and radio broadcasting, recording, and audio productions. Neumann is now the perfect partner for both the input and the output of the audio signal path. Neumann has manufacturing facilities in Germany (microphones) and Ireland (loudspeakers), and is represented in over 50 countries worldwide by Sennheiser subsidiaries, as well as by long-term trading partners. Georg Neumann GmbH is a Sennheiser Group company.

About Sennheiser

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiserusa.com or by contacting:

Jeff Touzeau
Public Relations
Hummingbird Media, Inc.
(914) 602-2913
jeff@hummingbirdmedia.com

Rachel Smolin
Public Relations
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation
(860) 434-9190, Ext. 180
rsmolin@sennheiserusa.com

Aphex® Names Jim Bailey General Manager

— Appointment helps to position Aphex® for next phase of growth —

Aphex®, a leader in professional audio technology for more than 35 years, announces the appointment of Jim Bailey to the position of General Manager. The announcement was made by Aphex Chairman and CEO David Wiener and underscores the company’s ongoing expansion. Bailey’s extensive experience in product development, illustrated by the recent debuts of such groundbreaking and acclaimed Aphex models as the USB 500 Rack and USB Microphone X, along with his management talent, combined with Wiener’s leadership and creative expertise, will see the company poised for unprecedented success in 2013 and beyond.

Wiener stated, “Aphex is firing on all cylinders. We have worked really hard over the last two years, adapting, evolving and expanding our Burbank and Salt Lake City operations to position us for the next phase of growth. A key step is putting Jim in the position of General Manager, where we can fully utilize his unique skill set in leading the product and operations teams.”

After many years as a successful engineer, producer and studio operator in Los Angeles, riding the transition from analog to digital, Bailey ultimately came into pro audio manufacturing to put that experience into new products. His motto of “get the sound that’s in the artist’s head” has resulted in numerous award-winning products. Prior to joining Aphex as Director of Product Development, Bailey held product management positions at TASCAM and Avid, where he acted as the glue between the customer, the sales force, the marketing team and engineering. With his new appointment as General Manager of Aphex, that glue is becoming stronger than ever.

For more information please visit http://www.aphex.com.

GC Pro Appoints Derek Snyder to the Position of Director, Western Region

— Promotion of longtime GC Pro employee reflects the division’s ongoing growth —

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the appointment of Derek Snyder to the position of Director, Western Region. The announcement was made by GC Pro Vice President Rick Plushner and reflects the division’s ongoing success and expansion.

Plushner stated, “Derek has been a tremendous asset to GC Pro. He has provided guidance on starting our installations program; assisted in opening various commercial product lines; developed key post production and film accounts; and much more. His personal knowledge of equipment and strong relationships with the vendor community acquired over decades of doing business in our industry have translated into success for his staff and our division. He has a great understanding of the marketplace and our competition, and he operates with the utmost integrity. We look forward to continuing to work with him in this enhanced role.”

Derek Snyder stated, “I have been blessed to work for GC Pro over the last several years, and I am proud to see my role in the organization grow. I have a strong passion for this industry, and getting to serve the market working with major industry figures is a treat. I look forward to continuing my journey with GC Pro.”

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

Audio-Technica to Hold Presentations from Industry Veterans at NAB

— Broadcast audio veteran Dr. Fred Ginsburg, TV audio engineer Robert Bigelow and Audio-Technica’s Steve Savanyu will impart practical information on broadcast recording and microphone techniques —

This year at NAB, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (April 8-10, 2013), Audio-Technica’s booth C1711 will host five 30-minute audio instructional sessions throughout the day.

Dr. Fred Ginsburg, renowned industry veteran and specialist in production sound recording for motion pictures and video, will conduct two sessions each day. The first session will focus on microphone techniques and applications used for episodic television with a focus on multi-track recording, and the second session will be about techniques for rigging and attaching lavalier microphones to actors for film and video production.

Robert Bigelow, audio engineer for HBO’s Tremé, will also present two sessions. First he will share his experiences of recording live music for broadcast on Tremé, and later provide a better understanding of Mid-Side stereo recording.

Steve Savanyu, Audio-Technica Director of Educational Services, will offer instructions on selecting and using microphones with DSLR cameras, including single- vs. dual-system recording.

These Audio-Technica instructional sessions will be held in NAB booth C1711 all three days (April 8-10, 2013) as follows:

10:00am—10:30am
Microphone Techniques for Episodic Television and Features
By Dr. Fred Ginsburg —
Microphone techniques and applications used for television with a focus on multitrack recording.

11:00am—11:30am
Microphone Techniques for Digital SLR (single lens reflex) Cameras
By Steve Savanyu —
Selecting and using microphones with DSLR cameras, including single vs. dual system recording.

1:30pm—2:00pm
Rigging Lavaliers and Wireless Microphones for Film and Video Production
By Dr. Fred Ginsburg —
Techniques for rigging and attaching lavalier microphones to actors.

2:30pm—3:00pm
Recording Live Music for Broadcast
By Robert Bigelow —
Robert Bigelow, audio engineer for HBO’s Tremé, shares his experience.

3:30pm—4:00pm
Mid-Side/Stereo Miking Demystified
By Robert Bigelow —
Get a better understanding of Mid-Side stereo recording.

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

Antelope Audio’s Orion32 Interface Now Features Automatic Notification and Updating Capability and Zero Latency 32×2 Mixer

Santa Monica, CA – Antelope Audio announced that its Orion32 interface, the world’s first 32-channel AD/DA converter and audio master clock in a 1U rack unit, now includes another groundbreaking feature: the ability to notify users on firmware updates directly from the control panel and automatic updating at the user’s request.

The Orion32, which supports both MADI and USB interfaces and is clocked by Antelope’s renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology, automatically runs a software assessment at startup and can initiate any required software updates at the push of a button.

“Updates and user tips from the control panel and other new features we are announcing will enhance our customer’s experience even further,” commented Marcel James, director of sales & marketing, Antelope Audio. “With these and other new updates, the Orion32 packs a host of features never before seen on a pro audio device including its massive channel count per square inch and unmatched USB performance.”

Other recently updated features to the Orion32 — which is already being used by top recording artists such as Rihanna, Skrillex and Beyonce — include a zero-latency 32×2 mixer, news feed links to ‘how-to’s’ and helpful videos as well as other performance enhancements and general bug fixes.

Orion32: Unmatched Audio Quality and Clocking in an Interface

The Orion32 allows 192 kHz I/O streaming of up to 32 channels through its custom-built USB chip, which provides seamless connectivity to any USB-enabled DAW or computer. The converter also provides 32 channels of 96 kHz audio through its Fiber Optic MADI I/O connections, making it perfect for capturing audio in live sound environments and many other applications. When using the MADI interface, the Orion32 can handle 16 channels of 192k audio.

Orion32 is also an audio master clock, employing Antelope’s proprietary 4th generation of AFC and oven controlled oscillator — both technologies that made Antelope Audio clocks an industry leader for accuracy and reliability in recording, mastering and post-production facilities around the world. The four word clock outs, together with the 10 MHz input, make Orion32 ideally suited to be in the center of any project or high-end studio.

Orion32 is packaged in a 1U enclosure with an eco-friendly power consumption of only 15 Watts. In addition to saving rack space and having very low heating levels, Orion32 comes with an extremely reasonable pricing even for small home studio, launching with a street price of only $2,995.

Orion32: Key Features

• Zero latency 32×2 mixer
• Firmware update notifications at startup
• Antelope Audio precise AD/DA conversion technology
• Up to 192 kHz on 32 channels I/O via custom-built USB chip
• 32 channels I/O via Fiber Optic MADI I/O connections
• Eight D-SUB 25 connectors for AD and DA
• 16 channels on 4 ADAT input and output connectors
• Antelope’s renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking with Atomic input
• Antelope’s proprietary Oven Controlled Oscillator for supreme clocking stability
• Four word clock outputs and one word clock input
• Five presets for fast and easy recall of favorite setups
• 1U rack size with power consumption of 15 Watts and very low heating levels
• A user friendly desktop application available for both Windows and OS X

About Antelope Audio

Antelope Audio is the brainchild of Igor Levin who has more than 20 years’ experience and a number of innovations in digital audio and synchronization technology. The company is widely acknowledged as the leading manufacturer of audio master clocks.

In 2009 Antelope Audio launched its product line of high-resolution USB D/A converters, being among the pioneers designing a 384 kHz DAC. Antelope’s DACs employ their renowned 64-bit clocking and jitter management technologies and custom-designed circuits, achieving unprecedented precision and sound clarity.

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Contact information:

Jeff Touzeau
Public Relations
Hummingbird Media, Inc.
Phone: (914) 602-2913
E-mail: jeff@hummingbirdmedia.com

Georgi Lazarov
Marketing Communications
Antelope Audio
Phone: +44 20 8133 8113
E-mail: pr@antelopeaudio.com
Twitter: @AntelopeAudio
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntelopeAudio

Clear-Com Debuts Latest Matrix Frame for Eclipse HX Range at the 2013 NAB Show

New HX-Delta Frame Offers High Performance Across Multiple Production Spaces

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 8, 2013 ? Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, will debut the newest addition to its line of Eclipse HX Digital Matrix Systems, the Eclipse HX-Delta Matrix Frame, at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C8008). The Eclipse HX-Delta offers the connectivity and high capacity of a larger matrix system in a 3RU frame, giving broadcasters more flexible installation options.

The cost-effective and compact Eclipse HX-Delta system is optimal for installation across many different production environments, from mobile broadcast trucks to smaller or multi-level studios. The Eclipse HX-Delta intercom system provides two CPU cards for redundant system control, along with the option of up to four varied I/O frame cards and up to three interface modules in a 3RU frame. Instead of installing large system frames in just one location, the Eclipse HX-Delta gives broadcasters the option of building a distributed matrix system. This offers a more flexible workflow and permits shorter cable runs between system frames and intercom panels, cutting down on cabling costs. The size of Eclipse HX-Delta is a benefit for mobile truck installations where space is limited, but varied and complex connectivity is required.

“No other matrix line offers such a wide range of advanced control panels, intercom interfaces and system frames as the Eclipse HX,” says Stephen Sandford, Product Manager at Clear-Com. “With the addition of the Eclipse HX-Delta to the already extensive variety of Eclipse HX frames, Clear-Com provides broadcasters with a complete intercom solution for every type of production.”

The HX-Delta interface cards provide users with a variety of connectivity options. The Eclipse HX-Delta frame uses all of the current Eclipse interface cards, such as the E-MADI64-HX 64 bi-directional channel card, the IVC-32-HX IP connection card and the E-Que Integra integrated wireless or E1/T1 trunking card, to name a few. In addition to the four interface card slots, the HX-Delta also provides three internal slots for interface modules. Interface modules allow the HX-Delta to integrate seamlessly with other third-party communication devices, such as telephones, two-way radios and camera intercoms.

The Eclipse HX systems, comprising the Eclipse HX-Omega, Eclipse HX-Median, Eclipse HX-PiCo and Eclipse HX-Delta matrices, along with the EHX Software, allow users to rapidly make system-wide changes. They also provide simplified setup, operation and administration as well as high system capacity for many audio and user connections. Clear-Com’s V-Series and iStation user panels, existing frame I/O cards and interfaces are all compatible with the Eclipse HX range, providing a seamless and logical upgrade path for most existing Eclipse customers.

About Clear-Com®

Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

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