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Transaudio Group to Distribute Sonodyne

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 2011: TransAudio Group, distributor of the world’s finest professional audio recording equipment, announces that it will distribute Indian-made Sonodyne loudspeakers to the U.S. market. Sonodyne’s initial offerings include self-powered studio nearfield monitors with five-, six-an-a-half-, and eight-inch woofers, as well as a subwoofer and a bass-management system. Apart from their noteworthy origin – Sonodyne is arguably the leading electronics manufacturer rooted in the burgeoning Indian economy – users will find the monitors well designed, built from premium components, and remarkably affordable. TransAudio Group takes great pride on bringing the first Indian pro audio company to the U.S. at NAMM 2011 and establishing Sonodyne as a significant player in the U.S. nearfield monitor marketplace. more

Website Launch: Gentlemen, We Have Rebuilt it. Better, Stronger, Faster www.Symetrix.co

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JANUARY 2011: Symetrix, specializing in professional audio DSP hardware and software, starts off the new year with the launch of a top-notch website to serve the audio professional at www.symetrix.co. Intuitive and quick to navigate, visitors to the site find specific information or downloads, are seldom more than two clicks away.

“Users will find that navigating the new site is clean, clear, and intuitive,” said Dane Butcher, founder and president of Symetrix. “Despite its feel of simplicity, the site delivers a wealth of highly relevant and usable content. A great example is a collection of tools that allow users to perfectly match products to specific applications or venues.” more

Sennheiser Conference System Easily Translates Between English and Inuktitut

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KUGAARUK, NUNAVUT – DECEMBER 2010: Home to approximately eight-hundred native Inuit and a handful of southerners, the municipality of Kugaaruk brushes up against the Arctic Ocean, in the far northern Nunavut Territory of Canada. It is the location of Canada’s coldest recorded wind chill (-78 degrees Celsius) and a place where the day is seldom punctuated by a rising or setting sun. It is also the location of very favorable seal hunting and a place where polar bear sightings are commonplace. In their meetings every two weeks, Kugaaruk council members rely on a conference system so that Christopher Amautinuar can translate between English and Inuktitut. Kugaaruk recently replaced an aged and problematic conference system with a new Sennheiser conference system that delivers spoken word with perfect clarity and intelligibility. more

Symetrix Promotes Paul Roberts and Brooke Macomber

paul_roberts_2010.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 2010: Symetrix announces the promotions of Paul Roberts and Brooke Macomber. Roberts, previously the Director of Sales and Marketing, to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Macomber, previously Inside Sales and Marketing Manager, to Director of Business Development. Though their contributions are distinct, each has demonstrated uncommon capability and drive, and each will expand their positive impacts on Symetrix in their new roles.

In his new role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Roberts will spearhead worldwide sales management and policy, personally handle all international sales, manage U.S. regional and international sales representatives, develop corporate marketing and promotion strategies, and oversee the shipping and technical support departments. “I am excited to take on my new and expanded responsibilities,” said Roberts, who has been with the company for ten years. “Symetrix continues to grow, earning the loyalty of more

Yahoo! Symetrix Jupiter to the Broadcast Rescue

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SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 2010: To maintain its leadership of online content delivery, the Yahoo! sports broadcast facility, which produces original webcasts, including Sunday’s popular “Fantasy Football Live,” recently upgraded its video equipment to high-definition (HD). Top systems integrator, Snader and Associates (San Rafael, California) performed the original upgrade and recently returned and installed two of Symetrix’ new cost-effective ‘zero learning curve’ processors to conquer unforeseen delays in the video signal.

Internet giant Yahoo! continues to define the next generation of online content with a customizable and immersively interactive sports channel commanding the loyalty of millions. Yahoo! coverage of the 2010 Olympics proved even more popular than NBC’s! After the analog sunset switch to HD, latencies in the new system led to unacceptable delays in the video signal relative to the audio signal. The Symetrix Jupiter processors, not only vanquished more

Sennheiser Canada Announces Landmark Partnership with TELUS

telus_logo.JPGMontréal, Canada, November 2010: Sennheiser Canada, leading purveyor of high-end professional and consumer audio products, announces its partnership with TELUS, one of Canada’s leading mobile telecommunications providers, to sell Sennheiser EZX 60 Bluetooth(r) headsets and MM 50iP stereo headsets in its 1,200 stores across the nation. Launched on November 1, 2010, this breakthrough partnership, spearheaded by Michael Wyman of Sennheiser Canada’s Communications Division, is to give TELUS customers ready access to Sennheiser’s superior headset fidelity and state-of-the-art noise and echo cancellation technologies.

The two initial Sennheiser products chosen by TELUS represent the company’s core technologies and superior performance. The Sennheiser EZX 60 is a monaural, behind-the-ear Bluetooth headset. It features advanced digital noise and echo cancellation, easy call control, lightweight comfort, and long talk time. While the Sennheiser MM 50iP is aimed at iPhone users, it is also compatible with other smartphones, offering superior music fidelity with plenty of bass response and high-end clarity. An integrated microphone and operation button allow users to make calls without missing a beat. more

Transaudio Group Introduces New Daking Mic Pre 500

micpre_500.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 2010: Geoff Daking and Company, Inc. launched the new Mic Pre 500 single-channel microphone/instrument preamplifier module at the 129th AES Convention in San Francisco. Derived from the company’s Mic Pre One freestanding unit, the Mic Pre 500 is designed for installation in 500 Series format equipment. The new mic pre features switchable phase, 20 dB mic input pad, +48V phantom power, and a selectable quarter-inch line/hi-z instrument input.

Like the Mic-Pre One, the Mic Pre 500 shares the gain structure and Class A, fully-discrete transistor circuitry design of Daking’s popular Mic Pre IV. The front panel controls include a variable high-pass filter (0-200 Hz) as well as continuously variable input gain. It also includes an eight-segment tri-color LED meter with simultaneous VU and Peak is included. more

API Announces 1,000th A2D Customer

chris_cundy.JPGJESSUP, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 2010: Chris Cundy of Bozeman, Montana, was recently identified as the 1,000th customer of API’s highly regarded A2D. In the four short years since its introduction, the A2D has become one of the most popular and decorated products of the company’s offerings.

“It’s the ideal mix of the old and the new. The solid-state heritage of API with two reference quality 312 mic preamps in combination with the cutting-edge application of today’s technology in a superb A/D section is what makes the A2D such a hit,” said Larry Droppa, president of API. “It is our one and only product with a digital output and it’s great to have it become one of our best-selling products.”

Cundy is part of the team at The Shed, a production, tracking, mixing, educational and rehearsal facility in Bozeman. The Shed consists of two isolation rooms, a piano studio, control room and a live performance room. more

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

Chameleon Labs Introduces the TS-1 MKII Small Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 2010: Chameleon Labs, makers of value-conscious pro audio equipment, announces the release of the TS-1 MKII small diaphragm tube condenser mic. The TS-1 MKII is one of the few small diaphragm tube condensers on the market, unique in design and versatile in application. Driven by newly-designed vacuum tube electronics, the TS-1 MKII delivers an unmatched combination of sparkle and warmth.

The MKII power supply features an adjustable tube heater voltage control that gives the end user the ability to dial in a diverse range of sonic textures. Much like many guitar amps, this allows the user to starve or overdrive the tube, opening up vast range of sonic characteristics with a precision voltage meter for repeatability. The MKII package ships with omni and cardioid capsules. more

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