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API Delivers 100th 1608 Console in Just Two Years

will_anderson.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 2010: Almost two years after John McBride’s Blackbird Studio in Nashville purchased 1608 serial number 001, API president Larry Droppa recently traveled to Los Angeles to congratulate film and television composer William Anderson on his purchase of the 100th API 1608 console. Built to the exacting standards of API’s revered 1604 console, the 1608 puts API’s coveted sound and discrete analog circuitry into a modern mixer that is perfectly suited to work with digital recording platforms, at a price that is within reach for project studio owners.

Anderson, owner of Anderson Scores, is a full-time film and television composer with over two hundred projects to his name, including nearly one thousand episodes of animated programming. His music can be heard on commercials, comedies, dramas, features, games, radio and CD. He was honored at the 2009 ASCAP 25th Annual Film and Television Awards for his theme and music for Fox’s The Moment of Truth. He will use his API 1608 together with Pro Tools to both track and mix a wide spectrum of genres, from orchestral music to hip-hop to oblique electronic etudes. more

Guitar Center Professional Announces New Mackie Onyx 1640i Sweepstakes Giveaway

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— As part of its ongoing sweepstakes series, GC Pro highlights Mackie® Onyx 1640i mixer, a $1699.00 value —

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the latest in its ongoing series of online sweepstakes at www.gcpro.com. The new contest is now live and will run through June 30, 2010, shortly after which a brand new contest will begin.

Several times a year, GC Pro management will select one particular product from a high-end gear manufacturer to feature on the website and give away as that sweepstakes prize. This newly-announced third contest features a Mackie® Onyx 1640i mixer, a $1699.00 value. The 16-channel 1640i is the flagship mixer of the Mackie Onyx series. It features a full 16 mono mic/line channels each with four-band dual sweep Perkins EQ, six aux sends each with pre/post and solo capability, four sub groups and a powerful master section. Despite its large channel count, the 1640i is compact, rack mountable and features Mackie’s flexible RotoPodâ„¢ design, allowing the mixer to be housed in any configuration – from custom studio furniture or live sound installs to even post-production machine rooms. Past sweepstakes have featured such products as a Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel, a $995.00 value, and a Royer R-121, a $1295.00 value. more

Metric Halo Mobile I/O Software v.5.3 Now Available

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – APRIL 2010: Metric Halo announced the immediate availability of version 5.3 of MIO Console, Mobile I/O CoreAudio driver and Mobile I/O Firmware. The new version is available as a FREE update, and applies to all Metric Halo FireWire audio devices including the 2882, ULN-2, ULN-8 and the recently introduced LIO-8 multichannel A/D/A converter. more

Fairlight Unveils EVO AT NAB 2010: Today’s Big Mixer At Tomorrow’s Smart Price

Fairlight’s reputation for innovation and quality has taken another giant step forward with the launch of EVO, a fully self-contained audio production system for video, film and music. fairlight-evo-console.jpg

The new EVO system, which will be on show for the first time at the NAB 2010 Convention in Las Vegas (Booth C1739), delivers high end console power with cutting-edge affordability. With prices starting at USD $68,000, it is without question today’s big mixer at tomorrow’s smart price.

“EVO is a major development for Fairlight, one that continues the path started by FAME, Prodigy and Constellation,” says Tino Fibaek, Fairlight’s General Manager. “Although these products already offer our customers an integrated audio and video solution, we wanted to refine and enhance the mixing part of that system so that we could improve usability. With EVO, we have achieved exactly that – a console that not only addresses the convergence of audio and video, but also delivers large format mixing functionality within the small surface footprint that is typical of post production consoles.” more

Nescom to Add API Vision Surround Console

nescom.JPGBANGOR, MAINE – MARCH 2010: Graduates from the New England School of Communications (NESCOM) are highly sought-after in the pro audio trades for their balanced appreciation of theory, application, and technique. One of the ways NESCOM keeps current is by replacing one of the consoles in its seven fully-appointed control rooms every year, as well as by providing regular upgrades to its remote truck and its 500-seat theater complex. Last year’s pick was a 32-channel API 1608 with a 16-channel expander. The overwhelming enthusiasm for the 1608 contributed to this year’s decision. NESCOM will replace a control surface in one of its surround rooms – Studio D – with a 48-channel API Vision surround production console, providing a superb front-end and mixing environment that ably handles stereo and surround simultaneously with an intuitive and instructive topology.

“There are a variety of schools of thought about whether it is better to mix ‘in the box’ or ‘out of the box’,” said Dave MacLaughlin, executive director of audio for NESCOM. “There are even regional variations. Nashville engineers, for example, tend to treat their DAWs like tape recorders, relying on external gear and summing to complete their mixes. Of course, we think students need experience with both approaches, but we already have control surfaces in a few of our other rooms. For Studio D, we wanted to give students more experience recording on a high-end console and then mixing back through that same console.” more

Waves Audio Announces Strategic Alliance with Digico

— DiGiCo, a U.K.-based manufacturer of groundbreaking digital mixing consoles and FPGA designs, joins forces with Waves, a leading provider of audio DSP solutions, to develop breakthrough products for the live sound industry —

— Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, and DiGiCo, the renowned UK-based manufacturer of some of the world’s most popular, successful and groundbreaking digital mixing consoles, have announced a technology agreement. The joint announcement was made today at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, by Mick Olesh, Waves Executive VP, Sales and Marketing, and DiGiCo Managing Director James Gordon and DiGiCo Marketing Director David Webster.

Waves and DiGiCo have agreed to work together to integrate Waves’ new SoundGrid technology into DiGiCo’s single FPGA Stealth Digital Processing products for the live sound industry. Further details about this strategic alliance are to be unveiled over 2010. more

Symetrix Adds Second Monthly Online Webinar

symetrix_webinars.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 2009: Symetrix, a leading provider of audio processing solutions for the commercial, broadcast, and pro audio markets through its Symetrix, SymNet, AirTools, and Lucid brands, will now host two freely-available “Webinars” a month. Senior systems support engineer Ryan Curtright has been hosting Webinar Master Classes once a month for nearly a year on advanced aspects of SymNet, Integrator Series, and AirTools technology. On November 11th, systems support engineer Mark Ullrich will kick off his monthly Webinar Master Class, with content geared toward professionals who are new to Symetrix products. To receive the link to attend, contact Symetrix tech support.

Many of Curtright’s classes have addressed advanced topics of interest to SymNet users who are already familiar with its infrastructure. For example, topics covered in Curtright’s last Webinar included “remote servicing and monitoring of 31 rings of SymNet over WAN,” “DTMF decoders,” and “8 BGM combiner modules.” more

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