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LECTROSONICS ANNOUNCES THE DIGITAL SECURE WIRELESS SYSTEM

** Photo: Lectrosonics Digital Secure Wireless system **

Rio Rancho, NM – April 2014… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Digital Secure Wireless system. Featuring AES-256-CTR (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption technology, the new Digital Secure Wireless system is ideal for use in environments where privacy is of paramount concern, such as corporate boardrooms, shareholder meetings, and government facilities. As a rugged and high-quality wireless microphone system, the new products will also find a home in theaters, film making, touring and other demanding applications. more

COUNTRYMAN MICROPHONES CRUCIAL TO PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER JOHNNY KUBELKA’S LOCATION SOUND SUCCESS

*** Johnny Kubelka ***

Los Angeles, CA – March 2014… … Coping with a myriad of variables and unexpected production challenges is a routine part of the job for any location sound engineer. Whether it’s compensating for unexpected ambient noise, dealing with difficult wardrobe requirements, or one of a thousand other variables, one’s choice of microphones is a key consideration when it comes to mission critical audio for TV and film work. That’s precisely why LA-based production sound mixer Johnny Kubelka relies on his arsenal of B3 and B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier microphones from Menlo Park, CA-based Countryman Associates.

As the owner of JNO Sound, Kubelka is the Production Sound Mixer for The Horseman’s Apprentice on RFD TV, which follows the training of horse whisperer and show host Pat Parelli. He also recently completed work on the comedy film Oliver Stoned, which is currently in production. Further, Kubelka is widely known as a microphone aficionado who has numerous video product reviews posted online. In the two-plus years that he’s been working with his B3 and B6 microphones, he’s become a big fan of Countryman products. more

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WHEATSTONE AND AUDIOARTS ENGINEERING LOOK TO EQUATOR AUDIO FOR SONIC ACCURACY

*** Jeff Keith in Wheatstone’s audio processing lab ***

New Bern, NC – March 2014… As one of the world’s premiere designers and manufacturers of professional broadcast audio equipment under the Wheatstone and Audioarts Engineering brand names, Wheatstone Corporation’s product development labs exercise the most stringent quality control procedures at every step of the development cycle. For this reason, the ability to know precisely how something will sound is a mission critical consideration throughout the development process. To ensure the sonic accuracy of each and every product the company releases, extensive testing and evaluation takes place—and central to this process are D5 and D8 studio reference monitors from San Diego, CA-based Equator Audio.

Jeff Keith, CPBE, NCE, is the Senior Product Development Engineer at Wheatstone Corporation and is the engineer primarily responsible for the development of the company’s audio processing products. Much of his work involves analysis and research of, and ongoing improvement to, the science and algorithms used in the company’s state-of-the-art processing products. Both at his home and work, Keith looks to his Equator monitors to ensure consistency throughout every step of the product development process. He discussed his preference for Equator Audio monitors. more

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NEUTRIK USA ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO ITS MULTIMEDIA CONNECTOR LINE

Charlotte, NC – February 2014… Neutrik USA, the leading supplier of robust and reliable professional connectivity solutions for audio, video, and data, is pleased to announce updates and improvements to its line of multimedia chassis connectors and cable assemblies.

Chassis connectors—all of which fit into the ubiquitous Neutrik D size cutout—are now available for HDMI® 1.x, USB 2.0 (with selectable screen-to-chassis grounding and reversible A-to-B inserts), FireWire 400, and D-Sub (9- and 15-pin) connectors. These chassis connectors are available in nickel or black finish. Neutrik’s multimedia chassis connectors are all feedthrough designs, making integration literally a snap. more

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LECTROSONICS KEEPS AUDIO IN CHECK AT LEE COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

Ft. Meyers, FL – November 2013… The Lee County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is the official county warning point for natural or man-made hazards such as hurricanes, water shortages, and wildfires that may threaten the area. The EOC receives emergency information through the Emergency Dispatch Center (E-911) and reports serious emergencies to the State Watch Office located at the State EOC in Tallahassee, who then coordinates State and/or Federal involvement or assistance within the County. Lee County’s EOC is a state-of-the-art facility that makes extensive use of audiovisual equipment—and to ensure trouble free audio, the facility utilizes Aspen audio processing technology from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more

NEUTRIK ANNOUNCES NEW NL2FX speakON® CONNECTOR

**** Photo: Neutrik NL2FX speakON connector ****

Charlotte, NC – October 2013 (AES Booth# 2530)… Neutrik USA, the leading supplier of robust and reliable professional connectivity solutions for audio, video, and data, is pleased to announce the introduction of the new NL2FX speakON connector. The new NL2FX replaces the outgoing NL2FC connector and, in the process, introduces several important improvements that will be of considerable importance to audio professionals everywhere. more

COUNTRYMAN EMW OMNIDIRECTIONAL LAVALIER MICS PROVE VITAL TO HEALTHCARE PANEL DISCUSSION

**** Photo: Ty Ford ****

Baltimore, MD – October 2013… As anyone involved in location sound can attest, you’re only as good as your last project. Hence, there is no room for failure in this business. So how do you ensure exceptional audio in a small space with multiple open mics and no chance to fix in post? Such was the case for a recent studio shoot held at BlueRock Productions in Baltimore for an online peer exchange among a community of oncologists. The event consisted of five doctors who were actively engaged in a constructive and lively discussion about the current state of cancer pharmacology. The ability to ensure clean, clear dialog was essential on this project and, to meet this requirement, EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier microphones from Menlo Park, CA-based Countryman Associates were placed into service. more

AS MUCH AS YOU NEED

**** Photo: Kirchentag – Master Control Room ****

Toronto, Ontario, Canada—July 23, 2013… More than 2,500 individual events comprised the 34th “Evangelischer Kirchentag” (Protestant church convention) that took place from May 1st to May 5th in Hamburg. The closing service attracted around 130,000 faithful, as well as considerable interest from the media. more

LAWO GROUP EXPANDS MARKETING TEAM

Toronto, Ontario, Canada—July 11, 2013… Andreas Hilmer, 40, has joined German audio console specialist Lawo AG as Director of Marketing & Communications. In his new role, he will direct all marketing and communications strategies for the Lawo group of companies. The appointment follows a recent period of expansion of activities for the company, and its entry into new areas of broadcast with its recently introduced line of video processing products.

“I’m delighted to be joining Lawo. My appointment comes at pivotal time in the growth of the company, providing us with exciting opportunities for the future”, Hilmer confirms. more

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TORONTO’S JAZZ.FM91 TAKES DELIVERY OF NEW LAWO EQUIPMENT

*** (left) John Devenish, Host of Dinner Jazz, and (right) Murray Johnson. ***

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 17, 2013… As Canada’s only jazz broadcaster and registered not-for-profit charitable arts organization, JAZZ.FM91 plays a vital role enriching the cultural, educational, and community experience of their audience in Canada’s largest radio market. The venerable station is currently in the process of upgrading its facilities and, to ensure the delivery of premium content with the highest levels of reliability and flexibility, the station recently took delivery of four radio consoles and a routing system from Rastatt, Germany-based Lawo.

Murray Johnson is JAZZ.FM91’s Technical Manager and is responsible for overseeing all installation and maintenance of the production facilities, transmission distribution, and other aspects of the station’s operations. With an integral role in the selection, installation, and commissioning of all equipment to be deployed as part of the facility upgrade, Johnson took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to discuss the four Lawo crystal consoles and the Nova 17 router that will assume key roles at JAZZ.FM91. more

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