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129th AES Convention Tech Tours Tap Into SF’s Audio Diversity

Innovative “Double Header” Tour Concept Will Offer Three 2-4-1 Packages

SAN FRANCISCO: World-renown for its beauty, hospitality and fine dining, San Francisco also boasts an exceedingly diverse pro audio community. 129th AES Convention Technical Tour Co-Chairs Jessica Livingston and Jeff McKnight have mined this rich vein of audio assets to coordinate a unique series of behind-the-scenes visits to well and little-known gems. While times and dates yet to be finalized, an advance look at of some of these extraordinary options is sure to pique Convention visitor interest.

Convention Co-Chair Valerie Tyler reports that “SF’s extensive Tech Tour opportunities, coupled with the coincidentally close proximity of six sites inspired Livingston and McKnight to provide visitors with a pair of two for one opportunities. To the best of our knowledge this is the first time we have been able to offer package tours,” Tyler says.

The initial 129th AES Convention Tech Tour Schedule includes: more

AX Series Monitors Brings Acclaimed X-ART Technology To Broadcast

a3x.jpgHicksville, NY––The new AX-Series monitors from ADAM Audio feature the company’s highly acclaimed X-ART tweeter and newly redesigned woofers, amplifiers and speaker cabinets to ensure superior performance in a range of broadcast applications.

Following ADAM’s award-winning SX-Series monitors, the new AX Series includes four high performance systems, ranging from the ultra-compact and fully professional A3X, to the high performance A5X, A7X and A8X systems, all at more accessible prices.

The efficient X-ART tweeter handles higher SPLs while providing an expansive frequency response up to 50kHz. All AX-Series woofers and amplifiers now feature larger voice-coils and more powerful amplifiers for greater linear excursion and more output. The redesigned cabinets all feature twin bass reflex ports. more

Renowned Mastering Engineer Bob Katz Chooses Genelc 8260A Tri-Amplified DSP Monitoring System

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— Genelec 8260A’s with AutoCal™ automated calibration system and Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) control network give Katz a transparent sound that he describes as “the best Genelecs ever� —

NATICK, MA, August 3, 2010 — Audio mastering engineer, author, teacher, inventor and audiophile Bob Katz’s resume reads like a who’s-who of the music industry. Over the course of his career, Katz has worked with a multitude of artists in literally every genre of music, including country artists Marley’s Ghost, jazz clarinetists Eddie Daniels and Allan Vaché, Latin Jazz performers Paquito D’Rivera and Tito Puente, heavy metal bands Necrophagist and Motorpsycho, progressive rock performers Sean Malone and Triggering Myth, indie rock performer Susanna, world music artists The Bombay Dub Orchestra and Sinéad O’Connor, big band Mexican composer Armando Manzanero, salsa performers Rubén Blades and Héctor Lavoe and more. Katz has also recorded and/or mastered three GRAMMY-winning albums and several other GRAMMY-nominated recordings. When it came time for Katz to re-evaluate his monitors in his Digital Domain studios mix room, as he needed a higher degree of accuracy compared to the “audiophileâ€? speakers he was using, Katz found exactly what he was looking for in the award-winning Genelec 8260A Tri-Amplified DSP Monitoring System. more

Mixed In Key Announces First iPhone App: DJ Tempo

Find the Tempo/BPM of your favorite music with your iPhone or iPod touch

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Miami Beach, Florida (August 3, 2010) – Mixed In Key, makers of award-winning Harmonic Mixing software used by world-renowned DJs, announces DJ Tempo, their first app for iPhone OS. This new app takes advantage of the same tempo-detection algorithm of their flagship product to enable fans to quickly find the tempo of music played around them.

“DJ Tempo is the easiest way to discover the tempo of music playing in clubs and on the radio�, said Yakov Vorobyev, Founder of Mixed In Key. “If you’ve ever wanted to see how the DJ progresses throughout the night, use this app.� more

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Transaudio Group Now Shipping Compact 3-way ATC SCM25A Pro Monitors

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor for ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) audio reference speakers, is now shipping the U.K. manufacturer’s first ever compact active three-way studio control monitor – the SCM25A Pro. Designed for positioning on a meter bridge, or rack-mountable for broadcast applications, the ATC SCM25A Pro offers very high-performance in the most compact possible form factor.

The drive units all use large diameter, under-hung voice coils for excellent dynamic range and linearity. The mid-range is ATCs world-renowned soft dome and the bass driver is a hand-built, in-house, using a carbon-paper cone with high excursion capability. On-board amplification features the company’s class A/B Mosfet output stage delivering 150W to the bass driver, 60W to the mid and 25W to the high frequency driver. All three stages are fed by 4th order critically damped crossover filters with phase compensation. The unit’s ported enclosure measures 10.4 inches (264 mm) (H) x 16.9 inches (430 mm) (W) x 16 inches (408 mm) (D). more

Jimi Hendrix Legacy: AES NY Section Hosts Electric Lady Studios 40th Anniversary Salute

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NEW YORK: Jimi Hendrix celebrated the opening of his Electric Lady Recording Studios at 52 West 8th Street in NY’s Greenwich Village on August 26, 1970. On Sept. 18th that year the iconic 27-year-old guitarist passed away. In addition to his lasting musical legacy, Hendrix left a studio which continues to this day to produce hits for artists ranging from Dylan, Bowie, Coldplay and The Stones to Patti Smith, U2, Sheryl Crow, The Strokes, Jay-Z and Beyonce.

On August 24th the NY Section of the Audio Engineering Society will host a 40th Anniversary Salute to Electric Lady and the Hendrix legacy. The panel will include: Jimi’s sister, Janie Hendrix, CEO/President, Experience Hendrix; Eddie Kramer, engineer of all Hendrix’s recording sessions; studio architect/acoustician John Storyk who began his career with Electric Lady, and who’s international Walters-Storyk Design Group has created over 3,000 studios around the globe; long time Electric Lady engineer Tony Platt (AC/DC, Foreigner), and Grammy-winning engineer Bob Margouleff (Stevie Wonder) Other guests, TBA, will include artists who have recorded at Electric Lady throughout its 40-year history. more

Sonnox Ignites Summer Madness! Huge Savings in August

35% Discount On All Oxford Plugins and Bundles

elite_image_150dpi-1.jpgOXFORD, UK: Sonnox has announced its best promotion yet. During the month of August, a 35% discount is being applied to the purchase of all new Oxford Plug-ins and bundles.

From the Sonnox Elite Collection – the ultimate collection of Oxford plug-ins, including EQ, Dynamics, Inflator, Transient Modulator, Reverb, Limiter and SuprEsser – to the entire range of already discounted custom bundle options, Sonnox has carved an additional 35% off all prices. more

Omnia.One Crosses 5,000 Mark

5000 units shipped in just 2-1/2 years

Omnia.OneCleveland, OH, USA ― Omnia Audio announces that the company has shipped 5,000 Omnia.One Audio Processors since its first delivery to radio stations just 2-1/2 years ago, making it one of the industry’s most successful launches ever.

Omnia.One started life as an FM processor; now there are versions for FM analog, AM, Multicast/DAB, Internet streaming and studio processing, with the ability for the same hardware platform to be quickly reconfigured for a different requirement. more

Audio-Technica Honors Ark Productions and Marketing with President’s Award

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STOW, OH, July 22, 2010 — Audio-Technica is pleased to announce that Pine City, New York-based Ark Productions & Marketing has been presented with A-T’s prestigious President’s Award. The award was presented by Marc Lee Shannon, Audio-Technica Vice President, Sales, and John Cheese, Territory Manager, Professional Products, to Ark Productions Principal Tim Chamberlain. The coveted A-T President’s Award was presented at a ceremony during this year’s InfoComm Expo on June 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tim Chamberlain, Ark Productions & Marketing principal, accepted the President’s Award, which recognizes a leading manufacturer’s representative for outstanding commitment and dedication during the Audio-Technica 2009/2010 fiscal year. The firm sells Audio-Technica professional products to retailers and sound contractors in upstate New York. more

Guitar Center Professional Appoints Doug Simpson to Spearhead New Dedicated Entertainment/Hospitality Industry Sales and Support Arm in Las Vegas

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— Industry veteran Doug Simpson will address and support the audio/video needs of the Las Vegas hotel, club and recording studio sectors —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 22, 2010 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has appointed industry veteran Doug Simpson to spearhead a new sales initiative specifically geared toward providing the Las Vegas market with special access to all of GC Pro’s services, with a particular focus on the hotel/hospitality industry. The announcement was made by GC Pro Director Rick Plushner, and represents the division’s ongoing commitment to the continuing growth of GC Pro as a turnkey supplier for professional end users. more

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