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KAVX-FM Switches on New Harris Transmitter

KAVX-FM, serving the Lufkin/Nacogdoches region of eastern Texas and western Louisiana, has turned on a new Harris HPX20 tube transmitter capable of simultaneous HD Radio and FM transmission. KAVX Chief Engineer Tim Swanson in front of Harris HPX20 Transmitter

KAVX is a non-profit organization operating under the Lufkin Educational Broadcasting Foundation. The HPX20 is currently transmitting at 9.5kW TPO (FM-only), and operates at an efficient 23kW ERP from a height of 723 feet above ground level.
Though transmitting in FM only at this time, the station required a new transmitter with HD Radio-capability to replace an analog-only QEI model. Harris installed a FlexStar HDX-FM digital exciter in the transmitter, providing an easy upgrade path to HD Radio when the station is ready. more

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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

Airtools Voice Processor 2X Adds New Preset Features

2xglamour.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JANUARY 2011: Heir to the Symetrix legacy of industry-leading voice processors for broadcast, the AirTools Voice Processor 2x implements a feature-rich DSP set that optimizes the sound of on-air voice talent. Latest in the long list of features that makes the Voice Processor 2x easy to incorporate in any studio situation is that now users can import or export specific presets without disturbing any other existing settings.

“Station managers can move the entire device file of one AirTools Voice Processor 2x to another unit, but more specific transfers involving individual presets were not yet possible,” said Mark Ullrich, senior technical sales engineer at Symetrix. “There may be situations where voice talent moves among various studios. With this latest software release, station managers can copy individual presets from one unit and move them to other units without overwriting other device file settings such as dynamic processing or EQ. This adds one more convenience to a device that is already very flexible.” 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

Myers ProLink Enables Schedule And Metadata Sharing Among Indiana Public Television Stations

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Northampton, MA (January 13, 2011) – Myers Information Systems – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced that all eight television stations that make up the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) alliance are now using its exclusive ProLink Service to distribute and share broadcast schedules, program offers and related metadata. Using ProTrack’s ProLink platform provides a single station the ability to centrally manage and schedule time slots for the recently launched Indiana Channel. 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

Ashly’s New KLR Series Amplifiers Raise the Bar for Performance, Reliability and Value

klr_amplifier.JPGWEBSTER, NEW YORK: Ashly Audio continues its proud tradition of manufacturing reliable, high-performance, cost-effective amplifiers with the new KLR Series. Incorporating the latest technologies to deliver both quality and value, the KLR Series amplifiers are unique in their combination of high efficiency, high power, and light weight at a surprisingly low price point. The two-channels KLR Series amps, which range from 1000 to 2000 watts per channel at two ohms, are ideal for both professional audio and fixed performance installations that require sonic perfection across the audible spectrum.

The KLR-2000, KLR-3200, and KLR-4000 are optimized to deliver high levels of sustained power, extraordinary audio performance, and road-proven reliability into two, four or eight ohm loads in bridged, stereo, or parallel mono modes. Each unit uses a state-of-the-art Switch Mode Power Supply that assures users of flawless lows, punchy mids, and pristine highs, while at the same time making each unit lightweight and efficient. The output topography of the KLR-2000 and KLR-3200 are Class-AB, whereas the KLR-4000 is a two-step Class-H design. Guarding users’ investment without sacrificing performance, the KLR Series amplifiers include output over-current protection, DC output protection, chassis internal temperature monitoring, inrush limiting, and a mains circuit breaker. more

API Introduces the Channel Strip

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JESSUP, MARYLAND: One of the highlights of the recent AES convention in San Francisco was API’s introduction of its brand-new Channel Strip. The API Channel Strip includes a 512C mic pre, the famous 550a EQ, the 527 compressor and the 325 line driver, all well-known and highly-coveted pieces in their own right, now packaged together. Each processing piece can be switched in or bypassed individually, and a flip switch allows the compressor to be placed after the EQ if desired. Additional features include an insert point, side chain input, multiple metering locations, and the famous API 2520/transformer combination.

“There was a need for a leaner, meaner version of the API 7600 that could serve as a stand-alone unit, with just the right features necessary for a comprehensive audio channel,” said Larry Droppa, API president. “We picked all the best parts of an API console channel and put them in a single space unit.” more

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