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Audiofile Engineering Posts Backline Calc 2.0 for iPhone OS

Professional musical calculator for iPhone and iPod touch adds new features

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Minneapolis, MN (April 30, 2010) – Audiofile Engineering, a leading audio software developer for Mac, has released Backline Calc 2.0, an update to their professional music calculator app for Apple iPhone and iPod touch. Backline Calc is an indispensible tool for musicians, music students and teachers, DJs, audio and video engineers and broadcast technicians, featuring more than 20 calculators and converters to cover virtually any musical situation, conveniently written for Apple’s iPhone OS.

“Playing, teaching, practicing or writing music, mixing live sound and producing music all involve calculations and conversions of musical and technical data,� says Matthew Foust of Audiofile Engineering. “Backline Calc lets you calculate musical, acoustic, video and even electrical data quickly and easily, so you can get on with the music and not the math.� more

ASK Video Announces Cubase 5 Level 3 Tutorial

ASK Video Announces Cubase 5 Level 3 Tutorial

Offers pre-order discount of 20%

Ontario, Canada (April 27, 2010) – ASK Video Interactive Media, a leading creator of software tutorials on DVD, announces the Cubase 5 Level 3 DVD tutorial. This third installment in a four-part series will ship May 10, 2010 and is available to pre-order at a 20% discount through May 9.

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In Cubase 5 Level 3, ASK Video CEO and Cubase guru Steve Kostrey builds upon the topics covered in Levels 1 and 2 with advanced features of Steinberg’s legendary Cubase Music Creation and Production software. Topics include offline processing, recording vocal comps in lanes, surround sound, transposing audio, pitch correction, time warp, advanced audio functions and more. more

Marantz Professional Displays the PMD580 Rackmount Compact Digital Recorder

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NAB EXPO, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — D&M Professional, manufacturer of the renowned Marantz® Professional series of professional recording products, is displaying the PMD580 Solid State Recorder, from its highly successful family of rackmount digital recorders. The PMD580 brings many of the same features and high sonic quality found in the PMD Series recorders but adds a crucial new dimension: network connectivity. Via its Ethernet port, the PMD580 can be positioned as a network device, allowing users to set menu parameters, schedule recording events, and transfer and archive audio files, all by using a web-based GUI interface from any PC in the network. Network accessibility allows users of solid-state digital recording devices, such as universities and government agencies, the ability to archive audio files effortlessly even at designated times, and it makes managing multiple units a breeze. The PMD580 also has an internal clock for scheduling recording events. For instance, lectures could be automatically scheduled for recording, multiple events can be scheduled via the web interface and recorded files can then be downloaded to a local PC with drag-and-drop simplicity. Of course, files can also be uploaded automatically to a server or network location, at a user specified time.

The unit also adds balanced XLR inputs and outputs, S/PDIF as well as AES/EBU digital interfaces and RS232 control. The new PMD580 offers MP3 and WAV Recording formats, and users can select between 16-bit and 24-bit resolution.

Marantz Professional Exhibits the PMD661 Compact Digital Recorder

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— New PMD661 recorder offers a smaller footprint, an improved layout and a superior feature set —

NAB EXPO, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — D&M Professional, manufacturer of the renowned Marantz® Professional PMD series of professional recording products, exhibits its newest field recorder, the PMD661 Compact Digital Recorder. The launch of the PMD661 is a direct result of feedback from users in the field, working in an array of recording environments in various vertical markets such as broadcast, government, faith and education. Marantz Professional has developed the PMD661 to provide advanced functionality and convenience, further emphasizing its ongoing commitment to supplying customers with market driven product solutions. more

Denon Professional Offers DN-C620 and DN-C640 CD Players

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2010 NAB, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — Denon® Professional is showing the DN-C620 CD Player and the DN-C640 Slot-in Network CD Player at this NAB Convention. Both units play a variety of file formats, and the DN-C640 adds network connectivity and data DVD playback, in addition to other advanced features.

Denon Professional DN-C620 CD Player:
Housed in a 1-rackspace enclosure, the DN-C620 offers contractors and system integrators a versatile CD player at an extremely cost-effective price point. The DN-C620 is compatible with standard audio data file formats including CD-DA (.cda) and MP3, allowing for up to 20 hours of audio playback from a single CD, CD-R or CD-RW, making it well suited to serve as a continuous audio playback device for broadcast, houses of worship, health clubs, restaurants, and various other applications. The player features intuitive front panel control, which allows customizable program playlists and output of ID3 or CD-TEXT Title, Artist, and Album information via RS-232-C. Additionally, standard 25-pin Contact Closure (GPIO) and 9-pin RS-232-C Control connections are included. The RS-232-C remote capability provides added flexibility and allows the DN-C620 to be controlled from third party industry leaders like AMX and Crestron. more

Denon Professional Displays Newest Solid-state Audio Products

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— Company offers intuitive, state-of-the-art digitally-based audio playback solutions for contractors, consultants and system integrators —

NAB EXPO, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — Denon® Professional is showing its DN-F300 and DN-F400 Solid-state Audio Players. The players further emphasize the continued growth of Denon Professional, as well as the company’s commitment to providing the broadcast marketplace with digitally-based, solid media products that feature no moving parts, with high reliability and maintenance-free operation under the most challenging conditions.

The DN-F300 and DN-F400 Solid-state Audio Players take audio playback to new levels by implementing stable and reliable solid-state media technology as the source medium. Both products are able to read MP3 files and uncompressed WAV files from SD or SDHC cards (The DN-F300 reads from USB drives as well), which utilize technology that is far more stable and reliable in demanding applications than the “spinning� CD. All of the advanced features that have made Denon Professional famous for broadcast CD playback have been implemented in the DN-F300 and DN-F400. Because of their robust and reliable solid-state media format, the DN-F300 and DN-F400 are ideal for audio playback in a myriad of demanding applications, including Background Music (BGM), Fitness and Aerobics, Message on Hold (MOH) systems, theaters and broadcast. more

Korg Adds Handheld MR-2 to DSD Recorder Lineup

— New recorder features X-Y stereo microphone capsule and SD/HDSD card storage —

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MUSIKMESSE, FRANKFURT, GERMANY, March 24, 2010 — Korg has added a new handheld recorder to its MR Series of DSD digital recorders – the MR-2 High Resolution Mobile Recorder. With many new and requested features, the MR-2 is a true workhorse.

As with all of Korg’s MR recorders, the MR-2 records in the ultra-high fidelity DSD format, using a 2.8 MHz sampling rate, which captures every sonic detail while preserving the ambience of the original recording location. Using the included AudioGate software, this original datastream recording can be re-purposed into nearly any audio format with minimal fidelity loss. For job-specific recording, the MR-2 can also record in any of the popular multi-bit formats, from MP2 and MP3 up to 24-bit/192 kHz. more

Korg Debuts Sound on Sound (SOS) Unlimited Track Personl Recorder

— All-in-one pocket-size studio offers infinite overdubbing —

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MELVILLE, NY — Korg introduces the SOUND on SOUND (SOS) Unlimited Track Recorder, which enables musicians to capture and develop musical ideas as they happen, wherever they are. Battery-powered and completely self-contained, the SOS contains a high-quality stereo microphone and a built-in speaker for all-in-one recording and monitoring.

Unlike other portable recorders (even multi-track), the SOS allows for an infinite number of overdubs or alternate takes to be recorded. Each track, take or overdub is recorded as an individual CD-quality 16-bit / 44.1 kHz WAV file, and saved directly to a microSD or microSDHC card. Accurate BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) timing information is embedded in each track, meaning all tracks will automatically line up when imported into a computer-based DAW system for further editing, mixdown and final playback. The SOS can record up to 200 songs in the traditional linear manner, or be set to loop a specific section. Memory consumption is roughly 100 recorded minutes per GB (gigabyte). more

Audio Engineering Society Announces Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo 2010

george-massenburg-at-nrwe-09.jpgNashville, Tennessee, January 25, 2009 – Following on the success of the first annual Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo in 2009, The AES Nashville Section, in conjunction with Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, is pleased to announce the dates for this year’s session to be held at Belmont’s Curb Event Center, just steps away from the heart of Nashville’s legendary Music Row. This two-day conference and trade show exposition will be held on March 5-6, 2010, and will once again feature top industry guest speakers and panelists, as well as exhibits by many of today’s leading audio gear manufacturers. Last year, over 300 attendees from 28 states and 5 different countries participated in this unique industry event which focuses on recording musicians and engineers working in wide variety of personal production spaces and studio environments. Students from some 20 audio technology schools were also part of that number.

“We are very pleased to announce this upcoming event, building on last year’s success, and the ability to hold it at such an esteemed venue,” stated Mike Porter, Chair, AES Nashville Section, “The Curb Event Center at Belmont holds many of Nashville’s high-profile events and conferences, and we a proud to partner with them as the annual NRW+E event grows to encompass all aspects of what the Audio Engineering Society, as well as the Nashville recording community, have come to represent.” more

Sonnox Restore Released

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Online Video and Free Demos, Sony Restoration Tools Exchange Program Announced

OXFORDSHIRE,UK: Introduced to universally favorable notices at the 129th AES Convention, the Sonnox Restore Suite features three intuitive, highly effective audio restoration plug-ins. Oxford DeClicker, Oxford DeBuzzer and Oxford DeNoiser represent a quantum leap beyond previous technology for accurately restoring impaired audio recordings.

Shipping immediately, Sonnox Restore’s advanced algorithms and novel features expedite fast, extremely effective removal of pops, clicks, crackles, scratches, hum, buzzes and extraneous background noise from virtually any recording. more

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