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Morocco’s Luxe Radio Takes to the Air and Internet With NETIA’s Radio-Assist(TM) 8

CLARET, France — May 25, 2010 — NETIA today announced that Morocco’s Luxe Radio, a new radio station dedicated to luxury and the art of living, was launched deploying the latest version of the Radio-Assist(TM) 8 suite of digital audio automation software. The NETIA software not only supports and streamlines the end-to-end production and broadcast workflow at Luxe Radio, but also makes it easy for the station to leverage its official Internet portal, Anaka.ma, the first Moroccan luxury magazine online. more

SADiE Helps In The Dark Celebrate the Culture of Radio

The SADiE name is one that needs no introduction to radio engineers thanks to the unique relationship the company has with many of the world’s top broadcasters. To reinforce its presence in this field, SADiE recently sponsored In The Dark’s high profile events at the London International Documentary Festival (LIDF), which took place in early May.

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In The Dark is a unique organisation dedicated to celebrating and enriching the culture of radio documentary in the UK. Through workshops and live “listening” events that bring together producers from around the world it aims to encourage a thriving community where radio can be easily accessed, enjoyed and discussed.

This year, In The Dark hosted a number of events in association with LIDF. These allowed audiences to close their eyes and open their ears to a world of aural story telling. Running alongside LIDF’s programme of films and photography, it asked how story-telling through sound continues to enrich documentary culture as a whole. more

Divine by Design – Danley Sound Labs Celebrates Fifth Anniversay at Infocomm

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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – MAY 2010: Five years ago, Danley Sound Labs started as a divine inspiration to change the world of sound reinforcement using truly innovative loudspeaker and subwoofer designs. Confirmation of that inspiration is that today Danley Sound Labs is one of the fastest growing manufacturers in the industry, and many are dispassionately asserting that the company will become the “next big thing” in the coming decade. At its core are Tom Danley’s innovative designs, born of his drive for flawless fidelity, his unconventional education, and his decades spent devising groundbreaking acoustical technologies for NASA. Danley Sound Labs owner Mike Hedden, longtime head of a successful AV integration firm, shapes the company’s burgeoning product line to perfectly suit the needs of contractors. Moving forward, the company is poised both to break into budget-conscious markets with its SM Series of loudspeakers and to shake the industry’s addiction to line arrays with Shaded Amplitude designs of greater power and fidelity. more

Chameleon Labs Joins a Who’s Who of High-end Manofacturers Handled by Tranaudio Group

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 2010: As of May 1, 2010, TransAudio Group has added Chameleon Labs to its elite roster of recording gear, handling the company’s worldwide sales and marketing. Chameleon Labs occupies a unique niche within the industry that many manufacturers aspire to – extreme value. Chameleon Labs builds vintage-inspired analog recording gear with performance and options at a fraction of the cost typically associated with high-end gear. TransAudio Group will offer Chameleon Labs’ 7602 MKII Mic Pre + EQ with Carnhill transformer option, the 7720 stereo bus compressor, the 7802 two-channel opto tube compressor and the amazing TS-1 small diaphragm tube mic. Each of these products offers the highest degree of performance for the money and enables budget limited owners to experience high-end performance for the first time.

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“In a world where end users are flooded with heavily advertised cheap gear, its important they know there is another option; something that’s affordable and sounds like pro gear. Chameleon Labs offers three unique and useful pieces all under $1,000 MSRP that offer ‘best of class’ performance,” said Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group. “When I hear what my high-end customers are saying to me about Chameleon, it sure got my attention. This is the first brand I’ve heard that changes the rules and offers an extreme deal for customers.” more

Transaudio Group Now Shipping True Systems PT2-500 Mic Pre

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 2010: TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor for TRUE Systems is now shipping the PT2-500 mic pre and DI. TRUE Systems continues its contortionist legacy of packing immense-sounding microphone preamplification into tiny spaces. Descendant of the TRUE Systems Precision 8, which squeezes eight audiophile-grade preamps into a single rack space, the PT2-500 conforms to the modular 500 Series format. Like all the other preamps in the TRUE Systems family, the PT2-500 delivers stunning detail, rich analog depth, and a robust, reliable design. But the PT2-500 is 500 module sized, for audio professionals who want everything in a rack ready to use, over and over again, without buying additional power supplies and multiple racks.

The PT2-500 features up to 70 dB of high-headroom, low-noise microphone gain. An exceptionally high-quality direct input (DI) calms edgy piezos and provides a THRU jack for amping or effects. Switchable phantom power, 80 Hz high pass filter, and polarity reverse give the unit appropriate flexibility, even in its tiny, 500 Series space. Like all TRUE Systems preamps, the PT2-500 boasts a frequency response that reads like a misprint, 1.5 Hz to 600 kHz (-3 dB), ensuring that the audible and usable ultrasonic ranges are well within its linear response. more

Danley Iintroduces Weatherproof Molded, Synergy Horns at Infocomm

sm_60.JPGGAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – APRIL 2010: Danley Sound Labs, a manufacturer of innovative loudspeakers and subwoofers of uncommon fidelity, SPL, and directivity, announces the introduction of two new molded horn loudspeakers – the SM-60M and SM-60F – at InfoComm 2010. Both units feature Tom Danley’s patent-pending synergy horn technology. The SM-60F delivers full-range content, whereas the SM-60M delivers mid- and high-frequency content only. The units are similar in spirit to Danley’s flagship SH-50 full-range loudspeaker, but use fewer drivers and are constructed of molded plastic, making the stock units completely weatherproof (other Danley loudspeakers and subwoofers can be special ordered with weatherproofing at additional cost). Danley has priced the SM-60M and SM-60F to compete favorably with competitive molded horns, even though the Danley designs offer dramatically greater fidelity and directivity. more

New TH-118 Adds More Woof to Danley’s Line of Subwoofers

th_118.JPGGAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – MAY 2010: Danley Sound Labs, a manufacturer of sound reinforcement’s most innovative products, is introducing the TH-118 at InfoComm 2010. The unit joins Danley’s family of patent-pending tapped horn subwoofers, delivering uniquely flat, low, and powerful bass from relatively lightweight, compact enclosures. The TH-118 modifies Danley’s popular TH-115 subwoofer with an 18-inch driver that adds even greater output to a format that is already famous for generating big sound from a little package. This is an ideal solution for sound reinforcement or fixed installation for corporate A/V, clubs, ballrooms, theaters, performing arts centers, houses of worship and more. more

Audiofile Engineering Launches MIDI Surface for iPhone OS

Paired with Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer, App Turns iPhone Into Robust MIDI Controller

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 20, 2010) – Musicians and music lovers who use MIDI technology have a remarkable new way to create, control and connect with their instruments. Audiofile Engineering, a leading developer of audio software for Mac platforms, has released MIDI Surface for iPhone OS. Designed for use with Line 6′s one-of-a-kind MIDI Mobilizer hardware accessory, MIDI Surface gives iPhone and iPod touch owners the ability to quickly and easily build their own fully customized MIDI control surfaces. Seamless touch-screen control of MIDI-enabled instruments such as keyboards, drum machines, software synths and more is now available in the palm of users’ hands. more

Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser dies

scaled_e1274277718.jpgOLD LYME, Conn. – May 19, 2010 – Late during the evening of May 17, 2010, only a few days after his 98th birthday, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fritz Sennheiser, audio pioneer and founder of today’s Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG, passed away. The audio industry has lost a huge figure, not only in terms of his technical expertise but also in terms of his humanity.

Through his company Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser had a crucial influence on the development of sound transmission technologies and was instrumental in forging many ground-breaking developments in electroacoustics and transmission technologies. Under his guidance the first shotgun microphones and open headphones were created and he oversaw important developments in wireless radio and infra-red transmission. It was completely natural for Fritz Sennheiser to give his developers the “creative and technical freedom� they required. His humanity also shone through when – considering the significant workload involved in running an expanding company – he took time to share his knowledge with students, inspiring them with an enthusiasm for audio technology. In 1982 he retired from the management of the company, handing over to his son, Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Jörg Sennheiser. more

Genelec Announces New 9000A Stereo Volume Control

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NATICK, MA, May 19, 2010 — Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology for more than three decades, announces its new 9000A Stereo Volume Control. Visually designed to appear as a miniature version of Genelec’s 5040A Active Subwoofer, the 9000A provides convenient volume control for all Genelec monitors/loudspeakers. The volume control input and output have 3.5-mm stereo male and female connectors, providing immediate connectivity with most computers and laptops, MP3 players and game stations.

The connecting cable on 9000A is Y-shaped. Past 1 meter (3 feet 3 inches) from the control knob, the single cable splits into two 1-meter (3 feet 3 inch) cables, one for audio input, one for audio output. A converter cable converting 2 x RCA to 3.5-mm stereo (female) is necessary for audio equipment with RCA outputs. A converter cable converting 3.5-mm stereo (male) to 2 x XLR (male) is necessary to use the 9000A with Genelec monitors having XLR output. These cables can be easily obtained from any authorized Genelec dealer. The 9000A is available in three colors: black, silver and white. more

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