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Genelec 8260A Receives Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Award

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— Active monitor pioneer continues to earn accolades —

NATICK, MA, January 21, 2011 — Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology for three decades, is proud to announce that its 8260A Tri-Amplified DSP Monitoring System has received a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Studio Monitor Technology category. The 26th annual TEC Awards were presented Saturday, January 15, 2011, at the Winter NAMM Convention in Anaheim, California.

“It is a tremendous honor that our 8260A has been selected by industry professionals for outstanding technical achievement,� stated Will Eggleston, Genelec USA Marketing Director. “It is great to receive recognition from our peers for our hard work, dedication and innovation, and all at Genelec in Finland and here in the U.S.A. are very proud to accept this award.�

Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media. TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by members of various professional organizations and audio industry websites. more

Northwest College Leans On WSDG For Studio Design

POWELL, WYO: An enthusiastic AES member, Robert Rumbolz has always made a point of attending Broadcast Facility Design Panels chaired by John Storyk at recent Conventions. In 2009 as he was reviewing plans for a teaching/recording studio for the Music Department of Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., where he serves as Music Dept. Coordinator and Director of Music Technology, Rumbolz visited the Walters-Storyk Design Group AES Booth at the Javits Center. In a meeting with WSDG principal architect/acoustician John Storyk, he sought an opinion on drawings prepared by CTA, a local (Billings, Montana) architectural firm.

A fervent supporter of pro audio education, designer of many teaching facilities around the country, and a frequent lecturer on studio design and acoustics, Storyk’s initial take on the plans revealed some design issues. A discussion with Rumbolz led to WSDG coming on board as a design consultant on the project. more

Metric Halo and Pro Tools 9 – Together at Last

mh_black.JPGHOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 2010: With the introduction of Pro Tools 9, Metric Halo’s entire line of high-end audio interfaces is not only compatible with the ubiquitous software platform, but fully-integrated as well, providing hardware configuration that is both accessed and saved within the Pro Tools environment. Renowned among audio professionals who demand transparent mic preamps, transcendent AD and DA conversion, and organic DSP, the Metric Halo interfaces are available in a range of I/O counts, feature sets, and price points. In addition, they are also arguably the most stable interfaces available, winning the trust of users who rely on them in live situations.

“Of course, Metric Halo was ready for Pro Tools 9 on day one,” said Allen Rowand, Metric Halo’s field operative, “All of our products feature fully supported low-latency CoreAudio drivers and an RTAS version of the unique ConsoleConnect plugin.” ConsoleConnect provides direct access to Metric Halo’s MIO Console from within Pro Tools, allowing users to control the Metric Halo hardware, mixer, plugins, and monitor controller without leaving the Pro Tools environment. Even better, ConsoleConnect stores and recalls a complete hardware configuration state with the Pro Tools session. No other third-party interface on the market does that. more

Lectrosonics Introduces New Website

lectro_website_hi.jpgRio Rancho, NM – January 2011… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to announce that the company’s website has just completed a substantial upgrade. Featuring a bold new graphical design, improved menu and navigation structure, and enhanced search capability; the new Lectrosonics website marks significant improvements in terms of accessibility to the information site visitors seek.

Upon arriving at www.lectrosonics.com, visitors are greeted with a series or rotating panels that highlight the latest company news and, directly beneath these panels, a series of applications and the types of products typically used for each—with links directing viewers to the specific product page. This arrangement makes it quick and easy to identify the “right tool for any given job.� Across the top of the browser window, visitors will find a series of drop-down navigation links to various sections of the website, all neatly organized into categories that help one find the type of information desired. more

Aviom Introduces New Finnish Distributor With Start of the New Year

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 19, 2011 — Aviom, the exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, is pleased to announce the appointment of Studiotec as the company’s new distributor in Finland, beginning January 2011. more

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

Neutrik USA, Inc. Expands Operations With Opening Of New Facility

Larger Location Supports Company’s Growth, Streamlines Workflow and Increases Service Training

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CHARLOTTE, NC, JANUARY 6, 2011 – Neutrik USA, the leading manufacturer of professional audio, video, data and industrial connectors, is proud to announce the opening of its new, larger U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The company relocated and settled into its 25,000-square-foot facility on January 3, 2011, where it will continue its history of more than 22 years of providing the highest quality professional audio, video, data and industrial connectors. Executives from Neutrik USA will be available to discuss the new location in further detail during Winter NAMM 2011 at Booth 6320, Hall A.

“This move is part of Neutrik’s continued commitment to our customers and to our partners in the marketplace,� says Peter Milbery, president of Neutrik USA. “It will allow for greater operational capacity, which translates into greater opportunities to provide service for Neutrik customers, sales reps and partners. We look forward to our continued success in our new home this year and beyond.� more

Waves Audio to Offer Attractive New Prices

KNOXVILLE, TN, January 3, 2011 — As part of an ongoing strategy to make its products more accessible and reach an even wider audience, Waves is announcing that they have released new, attractive pricing across their entire product line. This latest move joins the company’s other promotional activities such as free live events and online webinars which bring leading producers and engineers directly to the audio community.

In an era when hit singles and award-winning recordings are being created anywhere and everywhere, beginning January 2011, Waves is announcing price changes that are at an average of 40% lower then the 2010 price list MSRP. The freedom offered by today’s technology opens up a new world of unlimited creative possibilities and Waves is proud to be part of that world. more

Waves Audio to Receive Technical Grammy Award

— Company acknowledged for its contribution of outstanding technical excellence to the recording field —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, December 23, 2010 — Waves Audio was informed that it will be presented with a prestigious Technical GRAMMY Award during the GRAMMY Week celebration in February 2011. The news was made public as part of The Recording Academy announcing its Special Merit Awards recipients, with Waves Audio as a Technical GRAMMY Award honoree. A special invitation-only ceremony will be held during GRAMMY Week on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, and a formal acknowledgment will be made during the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, which will be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. With this presentation of the Technical GRAMMY, Waves joins a prestigious list of previous recipients which includes such well-known names as Apple Computer, Inc., Sony/Philips, Shure Incorporated and Yamaha Corporation.

This Special Merit GRAMMY is awarded by vote of the Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Producers & Engineers Wing Chapter Committees and ratification by The Recording Academy’s National Trustees to companies that have made outstanding contributions of technical significance to the recording field. more

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