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Audient Breaks New Ground At NAMM 2015

Anaheim, California – Seventeen years since its inception, British audio equipment manufacturer Audient brings exciting new products, a fresh, dynamic team, a progressive new owner and a new distribution partner to the United States.

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No stranger to NAMM, Audient comes to this year’s show having picked up its third TEC-Award nomination, this time for the eight-channel mic pre, ASP880. Another recipient of much acclaim is the feature-packed USB AD/DA interface and monitoring system, iD22 which visitors to the show should be able to get a look at.

It all started with the large format ASP8024 analogue console designed by David Dearden, who himself lays claim to a sound electronics design experience second to none. He’s spent over 40 years working with consoles, headed up DDA, co-founded Audient, and also had the incredible experience of helping build the custom console used for John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ album.

“Every Audient product with a mic pre – including the latest releases, ASP880 and iD22 – incorporates the original Dearden-designed console preamps,” explains Chief Technical Officer, Tom Waterman taking pride in driving Audient’s engineering in new directions, whilst staying true to the company’s heritage. “Indeed Audient is the only company whose renowned mic pre design features throughout the whole range. It is testament to the design of the flagship analogue console, ASP8024 that it is still manufactured today and that there are more than 1,000 in daily use worldwide.”

ASP8024 is a top choice for schools as well as studios across the United States. Renowned creative institute Full Sail University packs a staggering 12 desks into a single teaching space; NYU Steinhardt and University of Central Oklahoma both possess one and Women’s Audio Mission has just taken delivery of its first 48 channel Audient.

Industry heavyweight Simon Blackwood is at now at Audient’s helm and has a proven track record for pro audio business development – past successes including Focusrite, Novation and founding Spirit.
A year after taking the reins he is very pleased with the brand’s progress, stating: “There was significant growth in our business in 2014 and our focus for 2015 is the US market”. Most recently he has utilised his close connections with industry manufacturing to help source new technology and better component pricing, which has led to the significant reduction in the price of iD22.

Together with Tom’s vision for exciting new products, Simon promises to propel Audient forward into the new year. “We have plenty of scope for further development over the next 12 months, and great energy from our team based in southern England. Setting up new distribution agreements in the States and across the globe is just the start of it.”

To bring this new direction to the USA, Audient has signed on a new distribution partner in Momentum Audio Sales. Founded by audio industry veteran John Devins on his experience in leading sales efforts for Steinberg, Cerwin-Vega, Focusrite/Novation, AKG, and JBL, Momentum Audio Sales is the perfect fit for Audient to expand their offerings in the US market. Devins will tap established dealer and sales rep networks in the US and is looking forward to a year of growth in 2015.

Belar Electronics Reorganizes, Relocates to Drive Future Innovation in Modulation Monitoring

New management structure, headquarters lay foundation for company growth heading into the 2015 NAB Show

West Chester, PA, January 20, 2015
Belar Electronics has set the stage for future growth and innovation in modulation monitoring with a new management structure as the company settles into its new Philadelphia-area headquarters. With its more than 50-year reputation for quality, reliability and precision cemented, Belar’s reorganization signals a shift in strategy to meet the dynamically changing needs of the radio broadcaster heading into the 2015 NAB Show (April 13-16, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth #C2452).

With founder and industry visionary Arno Meyer now retired, Mark Grant steps in as CEO of Belar Electronics, managing all decisions surrounding company vision and direction. Erich Meyer assumes the role of COO, responsible for day-to-day plant operations across manufacturing and supply chain. Under Erich Meyer’s direction, the company will continue to centralize all production at its new West Chester, Pennsylvania headquarters, and manufacture 100 percent of its products in the USA. Erich Barchi will continue in his role as manager of global sales and customer relations, overseeing strategy for direct and channel sales worldwide.

Mark Grant, COO

Mark Grant, COO

Erich Meyer, COO

Erich Meyer, COO

Erich Barchi, Manager, Sales and Customer Service

Erich Barchi, Manager, Sales and Customer Service

To support global sales and service augmentations, Belar will build on its distinguished legacy as a trusted technology innovator through new software-defined test and monitoring applications. In addition to improving operational efficiencies for the end user, these enhancements, notably IP connectivity and FM/HD Radio time-alignment, will bring renewed focus to the value of the modulation monitor for the radio broadcaster.

“The modulation monitor remains the pre-eminent tool to help broadcasters accurately monitor on-air levels, calibrate equipment and remain in FCC compliance, and there is a strong value proposition around improved market-wide performance for broadcasters that make the investment in this gear,” said Mark Grant, CEO, Belar. “While the audio processor, exciter and other air chain components ideally amplify sound quality, broadcasters cannot take full advantage of their modulation thresholds without an accurate modulation monitor. Belar’s focus on delivering top-of-the-line, precision-oriented test instruments remains our core strategy, for the purpose of helping broadcasters troubleshoot performance issues in the air chain and maximize their broadcast signals. And moving forward, Belar intends to build on these principles with exciting new innovations that elevate the role of the modulation monitor.”

At NAB, Belar will reiterate its leadership in traditional AM and FM modulation monitoring, while highlighting new software-defined features that enhance remote connectivity for off-site signal monitoring; and improve time-alignment between FM and HD Radio signals. While the former will focus on the convenience of remote monitoring across all signal parameters and alarm conditions via IP connectivity, the latter will highlight how the modulation monitor can noticeably improve the listener experience, including the elimination of signal echo as FM and HD Radio signals blend.

“Belar has continually worked to ensure superior performance and reliability across the product line, including the use of digital signal processing to eliminate signal drifts, offsets and other signal quality hindrances for robust, stable and repeatable signal performance that remains in calibration,” said Grant. “We’ve eliminated unnecessary adjustments, minimized conversions and consolidated previously separate monitoring applications into a single box to make modulation monitoring a more user-friendly, operationally efficient and valuable process for broadcasters. We look forward to unveiling our next generation of enhancements at NAB.”

Belar Electronics’ new headquarters is located at 1140 McDermott Drive, Suite 105 in West Chester, PA 19380.

About Belar Electronics
Founded in 1964, Belar Electronics Laboratory, Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of modulation monitors. Used by radio and TV stations globally to monitor broadcast signals, Belar products are world-renowned for accuracy and reliability. These benefits are also recognized worldwide by manufacturers of transmitters and audio processors, which regularly rely on Belar monitors as test instruments to ensure their products meet specifications. Contact Belar at (610)-687-5550 or visit them on the web at http://www.belar.com.

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iZ RADAR STUDIO: RADAR and Pro Tools in One Box

Track and mix with a single, integrated, best-in-class audio appliance

New Westminster, BC – iZ Technology Corporation announces RADAR studio (patent pending), the culmination of 25 years of audio engineering excellence. In addition to its best-in-class sonics, unparalleled build quality, and brilliant simplicity, RADAR studio now runs DAW software, natively. Shipping with Pro Tools* and Harrison Mixbus, RADAR studio creates an entirely new category of digital audio recording technology: the integrated audio appliance.

“Recording is a daunting task. Music producers must research and choose computers, software, audio and sync interfaces, hard drives, and unwieldy digital interface cabling and integrate them all into their studio,” says Barry Henderson, President of iZ Technology Corporation. “RADAR studio is a turnkey solution that makes recording as easy as turning on the power and hitting the record button. The best hardware and your favorite software now seamlessly work together in one box to deliver the highest sound quality. Easy.”

RADAR systems are the premier choice for multi-track recording and playback in some of the finest recording studios, scoring stages, theatres, and post-production houses around the world. Legendary musicians and producers record on RADAR because of its cutting-edge technology, rock-solid reliability, customization capability and, of course, the sound quality it delivers. Now, music producers can run their favorite DAW software and plug-ins inside RADAR studio for the best of both worlds.

RADAR studio Key Features:

Breathtaking Sound – near-zero jitter, pristine signal path and the latest converter technology
Runs Pro Tools – track, mix and automate, using all plug-ins and features of native DAW software
Simplicity – just arm tracks and hit record. Focus on the music
Workflow – integrate iZ Session Controller and MeterBridge for a traditional studio feel
Customizable – configurable I/O, drive bays, external media, DSP cards, and peripherals
Reliability – rock-solid, time tested performance; avoid endless techno-tweaking and mid-session reboots
World-renowned Support – comes with 10 years of free customer support.

iZ Technology Corporation will debut RADAR studio at the annual NAMM Show in Anaheim, California on January 22 in HALL A, booth 6890 and host appearances and Q&A with the following:

Alex Krispin (Engineer for Daniel Lanois) – Thursday, 1/22 at 11am & 2pm.
Nick Peck (Head Editor for Disney Worldwide Publishing) – Friday, 1/23 at 11am & 2pm.
Tony Shepperd (Recording Engineer/Mixer/Producer) – Saturday, 1/24 at 11am & 2pm.

Pricing & Availability:
RADAR studio is available now at an introductory price of $4,995 for a limited time. Pro Tools HD 11 is pre-installed (*user provides license key). Visit www.izcorp.com for product and ordering information.

About iZ Technology Corporation:
iZ Technology Corporation, a Canadian owned and operated company, has been developing visionary music and audio products for 25 years. Their renowned RADAR line of multi-track audio recorders and the unparalleled ADA A/D & D/A audio converters have helped thousands of customers realize their goals by delivering excellence and innovation in recording products of the highest quality. iZ is known for their uncompromising commitment to sound quality, rock solid reliability, extreme ease of use, and outstanding technical support.

Powersoft Audio Plays Key Role in AV Integration at Hope Lutheran Church, Delivering Increased Efficiency, Intelligibility

Excel AV Group Completes Design and Installation for 1,200-Capacity Church in North Dakota’s Largest City

stageFargo, ND, January 15, 2015: Hope Lutheran Church began its ministry on the north side of Fargo, North Dakota’s largest city, back in 1958. Since then, the church has succeeded in carrying its message to a diverse set of people from all walks of life, and now hosts approximately 2,600 congregants per week. Recently, Minneapolis, MN—based Excel AV Group (http://www.excelavgroup.com) assisted the church in completing a multi-faceted A/V installation in the 1,200 capacity sanctuary of its South campus, featuring state of the art amplification from audio manufacturer Powersoft.

The new AV system, which is part of a broader construction upgrade that was completed in mid-October, is a significant upgrade to the facility’s previous system, which was aging and no longer able to fulfil the church’s innovative programming requirements. When the original system was acquired in the early nineties, content consisted primarily of organ, choir and spoken word. Now, as the church pursues a more contemporary programming path, music can range from traditional to more progressive — therefore the system must now accommodate increased SPL and frequency range.

A New Audio System to Meet New Programming Demands:
boardThe new installation not only needed to ensure that everyone could hear the pastor clearly, but also had to support dramatic performances, video content as well as live modern music performances. “The old system did not have enough SPL output, the audio quality was poor, and the coverage was spotty throughout the sanctuary. They needed a system that could deliver even coverage to all seating locations — not just in terms of SPL, but also tonality, which is more difficult.” explained Caleb Dick, System Designer, Excel AV Group.

Hope Lutheran’s Technical Director contacted Excel AV Group two years ago, which counts House of Worship-related projects as approximately 80 percent of its overall business. The firm was brought on to design and implement the new audio system, as well as update the sanctuary’s lighting system while adding a 16-foot wide LED wall — replacing an older projection-based system. The new audio system featured a Powersoft K10 DSP powering the subwoofer (a Danley DBH218 bass horn enclosure), (2) Powersoft Duecanali 3904s powering the main loudspeakers (both Danley SH96 three-way horn loudspeakers) and a Powersoft Duecanali 5204 powering the balcony speakers (two Danley SM60F and one SH95HO three way horn loudspeakers.). The system also features a Midas DL251/X32 digital mixing console and Symetrix DSP, which was chosen for its networking capabilities.

speakerThe church wanted this project to involve top manufacturers, so the system is based around Powersoft for the amplifiers, Danley for the speakers, Midas for the mixing console and Sennheiser for the wireless system. Powersoft amplifiers were chosen for their outstanding sound quality, low current draw and their ability to deliver the high power requirements of the system. Following a thorough acoustic assessment, it was concluded that the main speakers required 2,800 watts at 8 ohms. “That is a lot of power, and it narrowed the options down among the choice of manufacturers. We ended up selecting the Powersoft Duecanali since we wanted to use the best technology available at the time.” Excel was able to have the whole system sequenced and running off of multiple 20-amp circuits. “We didn’t have to change to 240 volts and this made it very simple. The current draw was very low overall thanks to the efficiency of the Powersoft amplifiers.” Caleb explains.

Enhancing Parishioners Audio Experience:
Since a good part of the sanctuary’s interior is composed of hardwood, the room already had pleasing acoustics. To retain its inherent ‘live feel’ without energizing the ceiling and wall, speakers with excellent pattern control were used to avoid extraneous reflections. Excel cites the precise pattern control of the Danley loudspeakers as an important factor in achieving a favorable acoustic response, and also controlling gain before feedback issues. Speakers were hung from large beams spanning the entire width of the sanctuary, and subsequently angled in various positions to ensure audio coverage for virtually every seat in the facility.

HopeLutheranRackThe system design consisted exploded mono with three different zones: a floor zone for the main speakers, a balcony consisting of three speakers (and also where FOH was located), and under the balcony, which required six speakers given its short ceiling height and deep seating area. All of these speakers were time aligned to the main system; one of Excel’s primary goals was able to ensure single time arrival for every seat in each zone — including the FOH position in the balcony, which they ultimately achieved.

The church needed the system to reach 103 dBA with 15 dB of headroom. Based on the system design, as well as the SPL plots and modelling software analysis, Excel knew the intelligibility of the system was going to be extremely high because they had one time arrival everywhere. Thanks in large part to the Powersoft K10 DSP and damping factor compensation, the bass extension was almost 30 Hz and the SPL for low frequencies was higher than the church will ever use. In a nutshell, every single one of both Excel’s and the church’s goals was met.

Delivering More Than Good Frequency Response:
According to everyone at Excel, choosing the right amplifier choice can play a determining factor in delivering a premium audio experience, as in this case: Excel has used Powersoft a number of times over the last five years. When it comes to sound quality, there is something about how Powersoft amps can deliver high levels of power really fast. For example, the subwoofer impact is consistently hard, even if the electrical service into the amp fades a bit. On the other speakers, the response from the mids and the highs are really accurate as well. The Powersoft amps produce an authentic, present sound. “It doesn’t feel like you are rounding off the transients like some older amps.”

Duecanali_3904“A lot of people think of sound quality in terms of frequency response, and a lot of that is true to an extent,” he continues. “In most amplifiers, except for the cheap ones, frequency response is almost flat. The biggest difference among amplifiers for sound quality — assuming the frequency response is good — is in the impulse and phase response. This is where Powersoft amplifiers perform very well. The sound starts and stops exactly when it is supposed to.”

The installation, which began in early July 2014 and completed by month’s end, was a rousing success. The church loves it, it was a significant upgrade and everyone is very pleased. From a technical perspective, Excel had high expectations from the start and knew everything would come out right, as they had a lot of experience with Powersoft and everything performed extremely well.

About Powersoft:
Powersoft is the world leader in lightweight, high power, single rack space, energy efficient amplifiers for the professional audio market. Founded in Italy in 1995, headquartered in Florence, Italy, with offices in Ventura, CA, Powersoft couples the experience and precision of its production department with exceptional components to deliver products with perfect audio response and high performance reliability. Its state-of-the-art amplifiers can be found in an array of markets, ranging from stadiums, sporting arenas, theme parks, performance venues and airports to convention centers, churches and clubs, and are used by the world’s leading tour sound companies. For more information, visit the Powersoft website @ www.powersoft-audio.com.

Captions:
1) Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND recently completed a multi-faceted A/V installation in the 1,200 capacity sanctuary of its South campus, featuring state of the art amplification from audio manufacturer Powersoft.

2) The church’s new audio system includes several Powersoft K and Duecanali series amplifiers.

3) One of the Danley loudspeakers hanging in the main sanctuary area.

4) The Excel AV Group rack, which consists of a Powersoft K10, (2) Powersoft Duecanali 3904s and (1) Powersoft Duecanali 5204.

5) Two Powersoft Duecanali 3904s power the main sanctuary loudspeakers.

The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Announces 2014-2015 Steering Committee

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Santa Monica, Calif. — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® has announced its 2014-2015 Steering Committee, the leadership group of the P&E Wing, which researches and recommends solutions for technical, creative and economic issues facing today’s music production professionals. The newly seated Committee, consisting of a diverse array of music engineers, producers and audio professionals, will build upon the significant legacy established by prior Steering Committees and work to identify and evaluate key issues confronting music production professionals, with the goal of finding meaningful solutions and suggestions for the industry moving forward.

The P&E Wing 2014–2015 Steering Committee includes the following music industry professionals: Chuck Ainlay, Carlos Alvarez, Eric Boulanger, Mike Clink, Scott Jacoby, Glenn Lorbecki, Bob Ludwig, Harvey Mason Jr., Ann Mincieli and Phil Nicolo. Mike Clink and Chuck Ainlay will retain their positions as Co-Chairs, leading the committee as the P&E Wing continues to advocate for excellence in sound recording, audio technologies, education in the recording arts, and the rights of music creators overall.

“The role of the Steering Committee is to set our agenda for each year by identifying and prioritizing the initiatives that matter most to our members,” states Maureen Droney, Managing Director of the P&E Wing. “With this group of accomplished individuals we have a collective that encompasses the wide-ranging experience and diverse perspectives that will help us address those initiatives within the changing landscape of the recording industry.”

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Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: (L-R) Scott Jacoby, Phil Nicolo, Glenn Lorbecki, Eric Boulanger, Mike Clink (Steering Committee Co-Chair), Bob Ludwig, Maureen Droney (Managing Director P&E Wing), Carlos Alvarez, Ann Mincieli, and Chuck Ainlay (Steering Committee Co-Chair). Not pictured: Harvey Mason Jr. Photo courtesy of The Recording Academy®. © 2014.

The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Announces Title Sponsors for GRAMMY® Week Celebration Honoring Nile Rodgers

Partners Pledge Their Support for Annual Celebration Highlighting Sound Quality and Honoring Rodgers’ Career

Santa Monica, Calif. — A group of Title Sponsors has been announced for the eighth annual GRAMMY® Week event hosted by The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, this year honoring three-time GRAMMY winner Nile Rodgers for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music.

The list of Title Sponsors currently includes AVID, BMI, DTS, ELS Studio Premium Audio® – Powered by Panasonic, HARMAN Professional brands AKG®, dbx®, JBL® Professional and Lexicon®, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Louisiana Entertainment, Music Marketing, PMC Ltd. and Shure.

Industry luminaries Michael Ostin and Cameron Strang will serve as honorary co-chairs for the event, to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles. GRAMMY Week culminates with the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards®on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. For updates and breaking news, please visit www.grammy.com, and The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

“Not only is this annual event a highlight of the P&E Wing’s yearly itinerary but it also officially kicks off the beginning of GRAMMY Week,” said Maureen Droney, P&E Wing Managing Director. “This year’s multi-talented honoree Nile Rodgers is legendary as a performer, a producer and an advocate for sound quality and music professionals, and we are extremely excited to celebrate his career at our signature event. To that, we’d like to recognize our Title Sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible and we are enormously grateful for their support in helping us to host this special evening.”

As the Producers & Engineers Wing 2015 honoree, Rodgers joins an impressive list of past honorees: Chris Blackwell; T Bone Burnett; Tom Dowd; Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun; Jimmy Iovine; Quincy Jones; Arif Mardin; Al Schmitt; Jerry Wexler; and Neil Young.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

Currently more than 6,000 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.

Chandler Limited TG2-500 Pre Amp Giveaway Winner Announced

Chandler Limited TG2-500 Pre Amp Giveaway Winner AnnouncedShell Rock IA – January 2015…

All of us at Chandler Limited would like to thank everyone who participated in the TG2-500 Pre Amp giveaway promotion; your support makes all of this possible.

This was a special moment for Chandler Limited, celebrating the NAMM TEC Awards nomination of the TG2-500 microphone pre-amp from our esteemed Abbey Road Studios product line. The response to the giveaway promotion was heartfelt, and there will be another one in the near future, so stay tuned to our ‘Featured Artist’ newsletter, and other media.

We value our users and will continue to produce exceptional tools for professional recording engineers, musicians, and enthusiasts and continue to provide stellar customer support.

The very lucky winner of TG2-500 Pre Amp serial No. 1 is announced in this video.

The next giveaway…

Anyone who shares a Chandler Limited product page (of your choosing) from the Chandler Limited website on Facebook, and or Twitter between now and the next giveaway announcement, will receive an additional entry chance. Comment on the Chandler Limited Facebook page to let us know. To participate in the next giveaway, you’ll have to complete the tasks it specifically requires too.

Powersoft Joins the Legends

Florence, Italy, January 12, 2015: Built for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Seoul’s Sangam Stadium could scarcely have hosted a more unusual ‘World Final’ than when some of the best gamers on the planet assembled recently for the League of Legends showdown.

1Based on the online game that has swept the globe (and particularly Korea), some 45,000 thronged to witness this online sport (or ‘e-game’) as the Star Horn Royal Club from China took on Samsung White, and fingers clicked furiously across a computer mouse.

And with an estimated further 40 million people watching around the world — either online, in cinemas or on the ESPN3 sports channel, production values were set high.
Seoul-based Rhino Sound Systems were brought in to design the sound reinforcement inside the bowl and they assembled a vast battalion of Powersoft amplifiers to power their new EAW Anya system (and KF740/KF730 speakers).

2The system engineer was Gwon Seung Cheoul (also known as Mr. PAMAN), and not for the first time he had cause to thank the versatility of Powersoft’s advanced inherent control.

Gwon said that although this was a long way removed from being a rock concert the disciplines were the same as he strove to produce a powerful sound. After trying several simulations the model managed to remove reflections from the back wall, while KF740 delays ensured that the sound carried evenly to all parts of the stadium.

3The biggest challenge he faced was having the main tower position set behind the stage, and production requiring clean sightlines on the stage itself.

Mr. PAMAN designed and configured his amp racks back at the company warehouse, deploying 80 of the powerful K10 and 43 x K3. “I spent two weeks prepping the show which was an amazing size,” he said. “We used Powersoft’s DSP so I could control and monitor all the amplifiers from my laptop using the Armonía software.”

Rhino featured a 32-box Anya system, believing this to be the first worldwide deployment of two 16-element hangs — all controlled by dedicated Resolution 2 software, operating over Dante. This automatically configured the best performance parameters and conditions. A second laptop was used solely to control the EAW Resolution 2 software driving Anya. Subs comprised 20 each of EAW’s SB1002 and SB2001 (in an end fire set up).

Powersoft provided EAW Greybox-specific plug-ins for the Armonía software. “We drove the EAW MW12 and MW15 stage monitors using this plug-in loaded onto the Armonía and Powersoft DSP, and it sounded f***ing great!” reports the system tech.

He added that when Rhino first invested in the Powersoft brand it was because they liked the economy of the 1U rack size, combined with the tremendous power output. “It was just the perfect amplifier, with very low power consumption, which was a further bonus.” Now they are also aware of its far-reaching control.

4At Sangam Stadium, all Powersoft amps received the audio signals from an EAW UX8800 controller on a combined network so everything could be controlled from FOH via the 11 UX8800 controllers.

The EAW subs were assigned to Powersoft’s K10s, and sounded no better than during a performance by the Imagine Dragons. Said Mr. PAMAN. “I always use the damping control function. In the outfield, running cables over 20 or 25 metres for example we would generally be losing power; but using the Powersoft damping control function the quality of the sound changed immediately and was really great. Driving the subwoofers the sound also changed enormously, it was much tighter and had more punch … and I loved it.”

In summary he said that the League of Legends World Finals had been the most challenging event he had ever designed a control network for. “But the success was due to the Powersoft technology — not only the external Powersoft amps, but also the Powersoft modules in Anya itself.”

Jeff Na, from DasanSR, Powersoft’s Korean distributors, was the sound director, and the event was also supported by James Bamlett, and Bernie Broderick from EAW’s Application Support Group. Others involved in the design included Dasan SR team leader, Kang Hyun Min and Will Taylor from 3G Live Productions.

Watch the official League of Legends Show video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y3t52hWIas

Click here to watch the DasanSR video on the build up: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bhfmJ6Xudc

About Powersoft:
Powersoft is the world leader in lightweight, high power, single rack space, energy efficient amplifiers for the professional audio market. Founded in Italy in 1995, headquartered in Florence, Italy, with offices in Ventura, CA, Powersoft couples the experience and precision of its production department with exceptional components to deliver products with perfect audio response and high performance reliability. Its state-of-the-art amplifiers can be found in an array of markets, ranging from stadiums, sporting arenas, theme parks, performance venues and airports to convention centers, churches and clubs, and are used by the world’s leading tour sound companies. For more information, visit the Powersoft website @ www.powersoft-audio.com.

Waves Audio to Offer WavesLive Mixing Master Classes at Soundcheck Nashville

Waves Audio, the leading provider of audio DSP solutions for the professional, live sound, broadcast and consumer electronics markets, will be holding a two-day WavesLive master class event at Soundcheck Nashville, January 12 and 13, 2015.

The master classes will feature top live sound engineers Sean “Sully” Sullivan (Beck, Norah Jones), Pete Keppler (Nine Inch Nails, Katy Perry), Zito (OneRepublic, Backstreet Boys), and Stephen Bailey (Matt Redman, Rend Collective), as well as post-production mixing engineer Jeremiah Clever (Elevation Church). The presenters will show how to integrate Waves plugins into live mixing consoles, offer an up-close look at plugin “problem-solvers,” and demonstrate how they use Waves plugins in their live and studio mixing sessions.

Each day’s presentations and workshops will be followed by an open Q&A session. Waves product specialists Luke Smith, Johnny Mann and Noam Raz will also be on hand to provide in-depth information on Waves plugins and their integration into live systems using the Waves MultiRack application.

Where:
Soundcheck – Studio B
750 Cowan St.
Nashville, TN 37207

Each day will have a different focus and may be attended separately:

January 12, 12pm–5pm: Waves Solutions for Houses of Worship

The DiGiGrid Product Line: Overview and Demos
Mixing with Plugins Workshops:
Using Waves Tools for Post-Production at Elevation Church (presented by post-production mixing engineer Jeremiah Clever)
Mixing Matt Redman (presented by FOH engineer Stephen Bailey)
Mixing Katy Perry (presented by FOH engineer Pete Keppler)
Speech Intelligibility in the Studio and Live (panel with Pete Keppler, Jeremiah Clever, and Steven Bailey).

January 13, 10am–2pm: Waves Solutions for Live Sound

WavesLive Solutions: Overview and Demos
The SoundGrid Audio Network
Mixing with Plugins Workshops:
Mixing Katy Perry (presented by FOH engineer Pete Keppler)
Mixing Norah Jones & Beck (presented by FOH engineer Sean “Sully” Sullivan)
Mixing OneRepublic (presented by FOH engineer Zito)
Loudness (panel with Pete Keppler, Sean “Sully” Sullivan and Zito)

To sign up and for questions about the WavesLive Mixing Master Classes in Nashville, contact WavesLive at the Event Page.

The Audio Engineering Society Returns to New York City for AES139 Convention – October 2015

— AES announces Jim Anderson and Paul Gallo to Co-Chair AES139 Convention —

New York, NY — The Audio Engineering Society is set to bring the AES139 International Convention to the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, NY, October 29 – November 1, 2015 (Conference Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, Exhibits Oct. 30 – Nov. 1). Following highly-successful conventions in Los Angeles (2014) and New York (2013), which saw increased attendance as well as the development of expanded attendee and exhibitor offerings including the Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo and High Resolution Audio sessions, the 139th AES Convention will bring together the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals for four days of audio technology, information, and networking. Additionally, longtime industry veterans Jim Anderson and Paul Gallo have been announced as co-chairs for the convention, each lending his own unique and storied experiences to the AES agenda this year.

From recording and production, to broadcast and streaming, game audio, live sound, post-production, sound for picture, product design and more, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from top audio industry figures while immersed in the latest research and technology through informative presentations and special events. Furthermore, the AES will once again present the year’s only dedicated professional audio-focused convention, drawing attendees from every market sector and level of involvement – from students and enthusiasts to leading professionals from every corner of the industry.

AES Executive Director Bob Moses commented, “I’m really excited that Jim Anderson and Paul Gallo have agreed to co-chair our AES139 Convention. Both are legendary in the NY recording, broadcast and pro audio communities, and we expect to hit the ball out of the park in 2015 just like we did recently in L.A. Lots of new ideas are in the works – this is going to be another great year under their leadership and with participation from our amazing exhibitors and sponsors.”

Further information on the AES139 International Convention to be available at http://www.aes.org/events/139/.

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