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Barix to Stream Festival of Lights Broadcast in Germany

Audio over IP streaming solution to deliver historical recordings and other special content in remembrance of the Peaceful Revolution

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, October 7, 2014 – Audio over IP technology from Barix will help the Festival of Lights in Leipzig, Germany celebrate the Festival of Lights on October 9, 2014 with citizens and prominent political representatives, in recognition of the 25-year anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution. Barix is working with online radio broadcaster detektor.fm to revive the former Leipzig City Radio, developing an Audio over IP streaming architecture to broadcast sound collages, musical treasures, features and other original recordings about the Peaceful Revolution and generation of ’89. The Barix streaming solution will be deployed within the “City Radio Media Room” studio, delivering broadcast content from 10 Exstreamer IP audio decoders to various playout points across the festival.

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As an emotional highpoint of the many historical remembrance events organized by Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH, the Festival of Lights is extending across the entire inner city ring road for the first time. It documents the historical route of the Leipzig demonstrations, and establishes links between the events in 1989 and 2014 along the route through a broad diversity of projects, performances and projections.

In addition to broadcasting original recordings as part of the special listening experience, contemporary witnesses, historians and ambassadors from other countries will be speaking about the events then and now. Inspired by the spirit of the Peaceful Revolution, visitors to the Festival of Lights are invited to become part of the broadcast, along with Festival of Lights artists introducing their projects throughout the event. The audio streams presented by detektor.fm will then be broadcast between 6am and 7pm at all of Leipzig‘s LVB public transportation stops within the inner ring road of Leipzig.

NATURTON audiodienste GmbH is assuming responsibility for technical implementation of the radio system at stops and stations. Involvement in the Festival of Lights is a personal desire for the company’s CEO Adrian Neumann, who is pleased to deploy the Barix IP streaming solution during the Leipzig Festival of Lights.

“Knowledge gained from my data teleprocessing days is has provided me with experience about how to relay an audio signal through an IT network, which is what we are ultimately doing at the Festival of Lights,” said Neumann. “This is where LTE transmission and IT streaming, and legacy amplifier and loudspeaker technologies are being united – like my education in the East and my career in the West. This is why the project is very exciting for me.”

Barix offers the ideal solution for the streaming architecture due to its support of numerous protocols, encoding methods and application-specific firmware. The Barix Exstreamer continues to be a leading choice for radio (terrestrial and online), VoIP and other related applications worldwide, with tens of thousands of deployments worldwide.

“The Barix IP streaming solution is ideal for the deployment planned at the Leipzig Festival of Lights,” says Frank Frederiksen, COO of the Zurich-based company. “We are extremely glad to be able to support the festivities surrounding the memorable events in the autumn of 1989. The Peaceful Revolution and the accompanying end to the Cold War also associate us in Switzerland with a transition to a new global era. In this respect, being part of this wonderful event is a matter close to our heart.”

Please visit www.lichtfest.leipziger-freiheit.de for more information on the Leipzig Festival of Lights, the program and additional material. The radio station is inviting all interested parties to join in on the broadcast, and is calling for people to get involved in the program via social networking and the interactive detektor.fm app by contributing their personal experiences.

Barix: We Move Audio (www.barix.com)
Barix provides system integrators and end customers across the globe with simple and reliable solutions and components. We relay high quality audio over IP networks, and so have been enabling our customers for longer than 10 years now to benefit from the hundreds of thousands of devices installed the world over. The range of applications for Barix solutions is diverse, ranging from the distribution of background music with dynamically inserted advertising for the retail industry, bars and hotels, and PA systems for schools and public areas, to intercom and entry systems for building surveillance, protection and security. Barix is also providing support in OEM projects for more than 500 companies across the globe.

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RTW Mastering Tools PlugIn Makes US Debut at AES 2014

Additional Loudness Solutions on Display at Avid Connectivity Partner Pavilion

LOS ANGELES, OCTOBER 6, 2014 – RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, will showcase its RTW Mastering Tools, the second plugin in its Masterclass PlugIns line of software-based metering solutions, at the 137th AES Convention (Avid Connectivity Partner Pavilion Booth 1101). Ideal for post production, TV, film and music recording, the new addition brings extensive analysis and display functions for mastering, metering and loudness measurement for single- and up to eight-channel applications as a standard-format plugin for Windows and Mac OS platforms, including AAX Native 64-bit plugin for Avid ProTools 11. RTW_Mastering_Tools

Designed for simple, intuitive operation by a broader user base, RTW Mastering Tools offers a wide range of PPM scales, displays and TruePPM measurements. As with all of RTW’s software plugins and TouchMonitor line of meters, RTW Mastering Tools provide support for many of the leading global loudness standards including ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, ARIB, OP-59, AGICOM and CALM Act. Other key features include numerical or bar graph-type readout, plus MagicLRA and correlator display, audio vectorscope, RTA (Real Time Analyzer), SSA (Surround Sound Analyzer) and multicorrelator. For added convenience, users can choose from up to six selectable window frame sizes and multiple instances.

“We are thrilled to introduce our new RTW Mastering Tools software to our friends in the U.S., especially as part of Avid’s Connectivity Partner Pavilion at AES,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “Our plugins put a very powerful tool for mastering, metering and loudness measurement into a convenient, easy-to-operate software package, adding further efficiency to the overall workflow. Having them available for use right within Avid ProTools is an exciting step for us and we are happy to join our new partner during this year’s show.”

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Also on display will be RTW’s Masterclass PlugIns Loudness Tools software (also available as an AAX Native 64-bit plugin for Avid). RTW Loudness Tools was designed to serve the needs of users in the DAW sector. Finally, RTW will also demo its TM3-Primus, the latest entry to its smart product category, a compact, fully-loaded specialized meter at an entry-level price point, perfectly suited for individuals working in smaller production environments such as OB vans.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

Westlake Pro Posts Tony Shepperd Mixing Master Class Videos

First installments of video series now available on YouTube

Los Angeles, CA (October 7, 2014) – Westlake Pro, a leading retailer of professional audio, recording, live sound equipment, and technical services has posted the first two videos in a new Mixing Master Class series with veteran mixing engineer Tony Shepperd.

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Shepperd, a prolific engineer who has recorded and mixed such music heavyweights as Take 6, Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Madonna, Kenny Loggins, Boyz II Men and more, deconstructs his mix of Sheléa’s hit single I’ll Never Let You Go as he talks about his workflow and his vocal production technique, which have become his specialty over the past two decades.

“It was an honor for us to host Tony Shepperd,” said Peter Malick, Director of Online Content for Westlake Pro. “The depth of knowledge that he shares with our customers and viewers is a testament to his willingness to further the craft of recording, mixing, and producing.”

Co-sponsored by A-Designs Audio, the master class was filmed at Westlake Pro in Los Angeles in front of an overflow crowd of more than 100 local musicians, producers, and engineers and is divided into 14 videos of easily digestible content and cover a wide variety of mixing topics. Shepperd’s relaxed presentation style demystifies complex mixing concepts and he takes questions from the audience throughout the series as well as during a Q&A at its conclusion.

The Tony Shepperd Mixing Master Class video series can be found on Westlake Pro’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWvgCiRlNKN9Ef94nM302FlrBS3Rv-o73

About Westlake Pro
Based in Los Angeles, Westlake Pro specializes in business-to-business and retail sales of professional audio and video equipment, broadcast equipment, video editing software, recording software, computers, musical instruments and live sound application products. The company also provides technical services from complete studio design to live sound system design. Westlake Pro serves the Post Production, Broadcast, Music Production, Educational, House of Worship and Government markets.

For more information, visit http://www.westlakepro.com.

The Black Keys Turn Blue with Sennheiser

Old Lyme, CT, October 6, 2014: Overnight success was slow in arriving for Ohio garage rock duo, The Black Keys (TBK). The band was active for over a decade in small clubs on the Midwest indie circuit before the big time finally caught up with them in 2010 with the release of their sixth album, Brothers, and its quirky hit single “Tighten Up”. “We accidentally took off,” remarked TBK’s drummer, Patrick Carney. “We weren’t expecting that.” Nevertheless, they’ve had to get used to it as record sales and popularity have climbed steadily ever since, to the point where their eighth album, Turn Blue, released in May 2014, debuted at number one in the U.S., Canada and Australia, the band’s first record to top the album charts anywhere. The band is currently in the midst of their Turn Blue worldwide tour complete with a full range of Sennheiser microphones specified by their long-time FoH engineer, Jason M. Tarulli, and fully endorsed by monitor engineer Rob Elliot.

The Black Keys - Patrick Carney-photo credit Chris IsaacTarulli has been with the band since their early days, starting out in small Ohio clubs and living out of the back of a van. He clearly did a good job as Carney and the other half of the duo, guitarist and vocalist Dan Auerbach, have remained loyal to him throughout. Tarulli experienced the meteoric rise to fame right alongside the band, learning as they learned how to transition from small and medium-sized clubs to sold-out 10,000-seater arenas. Naturally, that has had a certain impact on the kind of gear available to the band: “It’s great to be able to choose what we want after so many years of having to make do with anything and everything!” said Tarulli. “As far as Sennheiser is concerned, this is the first tour where we’ve had Sennheiser gear throughout, and so far it’s been great.”

The Black Keys’ production manager Anthony Pitcher is a long time Sennheiser friend and was instrumental in cementing the relationship with Jason Tarulli and Rob Elliot. “I’ve used the Sennheiser line exclusively for years,” said Pitcher. “It wasn’t a tough sell with my audio team – they’re brilliant engineers who already had a thorough knowledge of the product line. It was just up to me to bring it to the table for this band.”

The Black Keys - Dan Auerbach-photo credit Chris Isaac“Overall, I’m really into the classic sound and feel of Sennheiser mics like the MD 441, 421 and the e 906,” said Tarulli. “I went for a combo of e 906 and MD 421 for Auerbach’s main guitar rig, with the 906 placed near the centre of the cone to get all the mid/hi-mid details plus the crunch and fuzz that comes from the Marshall amp and Fender guitar, and the 421 placed midway or nearer to the outer edge of the cone to get the low-mid warmth. Blended together, that makes for a nice, full, big-sounding guitar. I’ve got a 906 on the rhythm guitar because it’s a great mic for guitars, (actually, I think the 906 is an all-round great mic, period. You could use it for almost anything loud and it would sound fantastic) and a 421, the classic bass guitar mic, on bass. You can’t really go wrong with this choice, the 421 has excellent low/low-mid response.”

For the drums, Tarulli explained that as Neumann microphones had been used for making the records, the idea was to carry some of them over for the live drum sound in conjunction with Sennheiser equipment. He opted for an e 901 and e 902 for the kick drum, stating them to be respectively, “a good, solid inside kick mic to get the sound of the attack and the drum shell tone and the outside mic to get more of the drum head sound.” He went for an MD 441 on the snare (“a solid mic with good rejection”) and a Neumann KM 184 on the hi-hat which he described as “a small condenser mic that gets the sizzle of the hi-hats without sounding thin.” He also went for KM 184s as overhead mics. “The KM 184 is an excellent small-diaphragm condenser with good detail – the cymbals are full sounding, not thin or washy and it also complements the microphones on the rest of the kit for a more natural feel,” he explained.

TBK Dan Auerbach-photo credit Chris IsaacFor the rest of the kit, Tarulli decided on an MD 441 for the cow bell: “Overkill? Maybe!” he laughed, “but it really makes the cowbell feel full and even. Also, I can push the fader up when things get quiet to add a little extra ambience to the snare.” His final choice regarding the drum kit was an e 904 for the tom-toms, which is perhaps the choice he is the most pleased with. “The biggest problem I had for a while was with the tom mics,” he recalled. “I love mics like the 421 for toms, but mics that size can be difficult to focus and the stands can be clumsy and take up too much real estate on the drum riser. Most drummers can’t help but hit them…. sometimes fatally! The 904 solved all my problems – it’s compact, clips easily onto the drum, won’t come loose or fall off, even after the occasional wild hit from a drumstick, and sounds great.”

Engineers-photo credit Chris IsaacLast but not least, Tarulli decided on e 945s for both the tambourine and main vocals. “The 945 is a good all-round mic with excellent rejection and proximity effects,” he remarked. “The tambourine comes through really well, even in the midst of a loud stage, and it does the same job for the vocals, resulting in nice clear vocals and a crisp-sounding tambourine.”

Rob Elliot, an experienced UK monitor engineer (The Cure, Gomez) has been working with The Black Keys since July 2013. He cheerfully admits that Tarulli was responsible for specifying all the mics. “Jason has been with them forever, so it’s perfectly natural that he should specify the gear. That said, I think he made an excellent choice, so I’m more than happy.”

The final word went to Sennheiser Canada’s Chris Isaac who handles artist relations and has been looking after the band: “It’s great to have The Black Keys on board,” he said. “They are a fantastic rock duo with great stage presence who never fail to bring the house down with their live performances wherever they go. They also happen to be really cool guys, along with their team, who are a pleasure to work with.”

The Black Keys are currently working their way round the US before breaking for Christmas and a month off. In February they will embark on a second European leg and finish in Australasia.

The Sennheiser Group, with its head office in Wedemark (Hanover Region) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. In 2013 the family company, which was founded in 1945, realised a turnover of around 590 million euros. Sennheiser has more than 2,500 employees worldwide and operates its own factories in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Lichtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. The company Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor speakers) and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres) are also part of the Sennheiser Group. You can find further up-to-date information about Sennheiser online at www.sennheiser.com.

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1: Patrick Carney of The Black Keys relies on Sennheiser and Neumann microphones for his drumkit

2: TBK’s guitarist and vocalist Dan Auerbach with his e 945

3: TBK’s FoH engineer Jason M. Tarulli (l.) and monitor engineer Rob Elliot

(Photo credit for all images: Chris Isaac)

Antelope Audio Introduces MP32: 32 Channels of Transparent, World Class Microphone Preamplifiers in a Compact 2U Rack Design

MP32 is the Ultimate Front-End Recording Device for both Live and Studio Applications and the Perfect Companion to Antelope’s Orion32 Interface

Los Angeles, October 6, 2014: As part of its product unveiling at the upcoming 137th International AES Convention, leading professional audio gear manufacturer Antelope Audio announces the MP32, a 32-channel, console-grade microphone preamplifier with integrated software control. Housed in a 2U rack space, MP32 is specifically designed to complement Orion32′s precise conversion and ensure even greater transparency while recording.

mp32plusorion32The combination of the Orion32 and MP32 — totaling just 3U in rack space — make it a perfectly suited solution for studios and live recording where rack space can be a precious commodity. The new MP32 expands on the analog preamplifier circuit design of the recently launched Zen Studio, which includes 12 studio quality mic preamps.

“With the MP32, the key idea was to incorporate an holistic approach,” says Antelope’s founder and CEO, Igor Levin. “Instead of considering a mic pre to be a disparate element, it should be viewed within the framework of the overall structure which comprises the A/D converter, its drivers and the pre itself. The result is that the entire system works in harmony, ensuring sonic integrity throughout the entire recording chain: from recording, to conversion, and playback.”

Quality and Versatility On the Road, in the Home or in the Studio
mp32videoEach of the class-A preamps on the MP32 feature phantom power and four of them can operate as Hi-Z instrument inputs. By using the MP32′s control panel (compatible with both Mac and PC), users can manipulate each of the unit’s input types and mic gain levels remotely. Even more, audio engineers are able to save and easily recall their own presets for various situations, making workflow more efficient. The individual V/U style metering provides instant signal confirmation at the glance of a computer monitor.

mp32rearEach preamplifier on the MP32 was designed to be open and transparent, introducing an increased level of sonic realism in recorded material. The unit offers excellent headroom and up to 65 dB of gain in 1 dB steps: more than enough power for even the most demanding ribbon mics. Since the MP32 is so compact — yet uncompromising in its quality and feature set — it offers an economical solution for modern engineers and producers to increase both quality and channel count at the input stage, whether they are operating a DAW-based project studio, a state of the art commercial studio, a laptop-based live rig or a multi-channel remote recording truck.

The MP32 is scheduled to ship later in the forth quarter of 2014 and will be priced at $2995, with a special discount available for Orion32 owners.

About Antelope Audio:
Antelope Audio is a leading manufacturer of high-end professional audio equipment and the pioneer in the adoption of Atomic clock generators.

The company utilizes Igor Levin’s more than 20 years’ experience in digital audio to develop professional and consumer high-end products with the signature Antelope Audio sound. The company employs proprietary clocking and jitter management technologies as well as custom-designed digital and analog circuits to provide both professional audio engineers and music aficionados with unprecedented musicality, sound stage and clarity.

Antelope is the first to design a 1U 32-channel audio interface and a multi-channel portable interface with 12 mic pres. Antelope’s breakthrough technologies are offering both studio and live audio engineers great productivity and flexibility.

The company’s customers include many Grammy award-winning sound engineers and some of the most renowned recording, mastering and post-production facilities around the globe.

Photo Captions:
1) The Antelope Audio MP32 is specifically designed to complement Orion32′s precise conversion and ensure even greater transparency while recording.
2) Rear panel of the new Antelope Audio MP32.
3) Teaser video for the new Antelope Audio MP32.

Deadline for AES137 Pre-Registration Extended to Midnight, Monday, October 6 – Last Chance for FREE Exhibits-Plus Badges and Discounted Premium All Access Badge

New York, NY, October 3, 2014 — If It’s About Audio, It’s At AES!, and pre-registration for FREE Exhibits-Plus badge and discounted All Access badges is wrapping up on Monday, October 6, at midnight. Now is the time to register to be a part of the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals for three days of exhibits and four days of workshops, technical papers, program content, and the latest audio gear. The AES137 Convention is taking place October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center – come be a part of our largest West Coast convention in 10 years! Click Here to get your FREE Exhibits-Plus Badge or discounted All Access Badge today.

The AES invites you to join us for opening ceremonies on the first day of the show, Thursday, October 9, featuring a keynote by acclaimed engineer, musician and record producer Alan Parsons and a presentation of awards to industry leaders. Friday’s keynote speech will be given by Neil Portnow, President/CEO The Recording Academy®, The GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares. Additionally, top audio professionals including Bob Ludwig, Andrew Scheps, Ed Cherney, Chris Lord-Alge, Lisa Loeb, Jack Joseph Puig, George Massenburg and others are slated as featured speakers at the convention’s many special events, sharing their unique perspective with show attendees.

Other highlights of the AES137 Convention are set to include:

- Product Studio Expo: a popular series of practical training events taking place on the exhibition floor targeted to the burgeoning market of project and home studio facilities around the world.

- Live Sound Expo: offering expert advice for the broad spectrum of live sound engineers with an emphasis on the practical, bringing professionals with decades of experience to the stage to inspire and educate attendees.

- Hi-Res Audio Sessions: A six-hour program presented in association with the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), featuring panels and sessions addressing the current and future direction of hi-res audio with the top players in the music and consumer electronics business.

- The Latin Panel: “Great Producers from Latin America” (in Spanish), top producers share their perspective on the hot music scene in Latin America.

- DTV Audio Group Forum: The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television Audio Services, leaders in the Broadcast Industry share insights on the future of television sound.

- Platinum Engineers Panel: with special guests Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick (co-hosts of popular weekly internet series Pensado’s Place), discussing studio technique and engineering as well as the pressures of creating online television.

- Platinum Mastering Panel: moderated by legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, discussing hi-res audio from the perspective of those making the music.

- Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture: presented by legendary game audio director and composer Marty O’Donnell shares his experience working on the Halo series and the challenges of nonlinear media.

- Chicks in the Mix: moderated by acclaimed producer and mixer Chris Lord-Alge, featuring a panel of well-known female industry professionals, including Lisa Loeb, Emily Lazar (September Mourning lead vocalist) and others discussing the unique challenges faced by women in this industry.

- GRAMMY® SoundTables: “Songs That Move The Needle: Producers on Producing,” moderated by Ed Cherney, featuring Alex da Kid, Don Was, Niko Bolas, No I.D., and Michael Brauer.

- Sound Is the Conduit to the Artist Heart: presented by acclaimed producer/engineer/technologist Jack Joseph Puig, a panel discussing the intersection of pro audio and mobile and what is the future of audio considering this paradigm shift.

Registration
Two badge packages are available: the Exhibits-Plus Badge (free) and the All Access Badge.

Exhibits-Plus badges are your free ticket to attending the AES Exhibition. Additionally, your Exhibits-Plus badge will give you access to Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, Special Events and more. Best of all, Exhibits-Plus badges are completely free! (advance registration required.)

All Access badges are available to anyone looking to take their knowledge and professional career to the next level. AES will once again be the meeting place for the top names in audio engineering to deliver a diverse program of workshops, tutorials, papers and more on the latest developments in professional audio. All Access badge-holders may attend all on-site AES events. (Tickets for tech tours cost extra and can be purchased on-site.)

For further information about the FREE Exhibits-Plus badges, premium All Access badges, Technical Program, complete list of events and more, visit http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

Getting To and From the AES137 Convention Is a Breeze with L.A.’s Public Transportation Options

— Recent downtown enhancements offer improved ease of transportation to and from
convention center and after-hours entertainment —

New York, NY, October 2, 2014 — The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention is set to take place Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the AES has put together a dedicated transportation and attractions microsite designed to help attendees make the most of their AES137 Convention experience. Extensive improvements to the downtown L.A. public transportation system have made the L.A. Convention Center more easily accessible to attendees than ever before. A wealth of bus, train, shuttle and subway options are now available to transport convention attendees to and from the LA Live area, as well as nearby hotels and airports – many with fares starting as low as $1.75. Detailed information about getting to the convention center, as well as local attractions, can be found here, on the convention’s dedicated transportation microsite. Helpful tips for riding the Metro system, as well as a subway map, can be found provided here. Conversely, for those who choose to drive to AES137, the L.A. Convention Center offers convenient underground/adjacent-lot parking, just a short walk from the exhibition floor.

The L.A. Convention center is located in the heart of LA Live – a revitalized and vibrant dining, sports and entertainment district encompassing many popular attractions. LA Live is home to the Staples Center (Lakers basketball and Kings hockey games and numerous concerts each year) and offers nightclubs, over a dozen dining options, a bowling alley, nearby multiplex cinema and, notably, the Nokia Theater and GRAMMY® Museum. For a photo tour and more information about LA Live, please click here.

The Staples Center and nearby Disney Concert Hall are also included in the AES Convention Technical Tours program. For more information on how to sign up for a technical tour session, please click here.

For information on how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-register by October 3), as well as further Registration and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

Audio-Technica Offers Rebates on Select System 10 Digital Wireless Through Remainder of 2014

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— Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, System 10 avoids TV and DTV interference, offering a cost-effective, high-fidelity wireless solution for houses of worship, musicians/hobbyists, karaoke, corporate applications and more —

STOW, OH, October 1, 2014 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces $25.00 rebate offers on its System 10 Stack-Mount Digital Wireless Systemand System 10 Stompbox Digital Wireless System. Systems purchased from an authorized U.S. Audio-Technica dealer between October 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, will be eligible to receive a $25.00 rebate per system purchased (no limit).

System 10 eligible products and U.S. street prices:

ATW-1101 UniPak® Transmitter System $279.95
ATW-1101/G Guitar System $299.95
ATW-1101/H Headworn Microphone System $349.95
ATW-1101/H92 Miniature Headworn Microphone System $379.95
ATW-1101/H92TH Miniature (beige) Headworn Microphone System $379.95
ATW-1101/L Lavalier Microphone System $349.95
ATW-1102 Handheld Microphone System $299.95
ATW-1501 Stompbox Guitar Wireless System $349.95
(Rebate not eligible on System 10 Camera-Mount Wireless System)

Users can register online at http://audio-technicaus.4myrebate.com with offer code AUD-10015. Once registered, users will receive instructions for mailing claims, along with required documentation to Audio-Technica. Claims must be submitted by January 31, 2015. For complete terms and conditions, please visit the System 10 rebates page here.

About System 10 Digital Wireless
System 10 offers high-fidelity digital wireless for performing musicians and presenters. Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, far from TV and DTV interference, System 10 offers advanced 24-bit operation and amazingly clear sound. System 10 wireless ensures clear communications by providing three levels of diversity assurance: frequency, time, and space. Frequency Diversity sends the signal on two dynamically allocated frequencies for interference-free communication. Time Diversity sends the signal in multiple time slots to maximize immunity to multipath interference. Finally, Space Diversity uses two antennas on each transmitter and receiver to maximize signal integrity. Multiple system configurations are available, with handheld vocal microphone/transmitters and UniPak® body-pack transmitters designed for use with lavalier, headworn and instrument microphones as well as electric guitars. A stompbox configuration is also available: The System 10 Stompbox streamlines onstage signal flow by making the wireless receiver part of the pedalboard, and provides an A/B switcher for multiple signal/amp options. The system combines the advanced 24-bit operation, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality of other System 10 wireless configurations with unique functionality for guitarists, bassists and other instrumentalists.

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® to Present “GRAMMY SoundTables®: Songs That Move the Needle” at AES137

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (October 1, 2014) — The GRAMMY SoundTables®, presented by The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® at this year’s 137th AES Convention, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in room 403AB at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown L.A. This year’s event is titled “Songs That Move The Needle,” and it will feature multi-talented production professionals Alex Da Kid, No I.D., Michael Brauer, Niko Bolas and Don Was, sharing their unique experiences in the art of music making. GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/engineer Ed Cherney will act as moderator.

Record production is a hybrid art encompassing vision, musicianship, well-honed instincts and the bottom-line ability to get a project over the finish line. When these elements combine, the result can be a milestone recording. At this GRAMMY SoundTables special event, five multitalented, cross-genre hitmakers will debate the who, what, when, where and why of songs that have left an indelible imprint.

Maureen Droney, Managing Director of the P&E Wing, stated, “We are excited about this year’s SoundTables event, which features diverse and distinctive music creators providing contrasting perspectives and also uncovering common ground. Their discussion will span genres and generations, offering attendees inspiring and entertaining insights into the art of record production. It is sure to be valuable and thought-provoking for all involved.”

Additionally, the Producers & Engineers Wing will be hosting the P&E Wing ReCharge Lounge at AES137. Located in the Demo Room Concourse, the ReCharge Lounge is open to all AES badge-holders and features charging stations for your devices, bottled water and snacks, and comfortable seating away from the convention’s crowded exhibit floor.

About The Recording Academy: 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 Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

About The Producers & Engineers Wing: Currently more than 6,500 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.

Audio-Technica to Hold “Ask Me Anything” Sessions at 137th AES Convention

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— Featuring industry insiders and friends of A-T, these AMA sessions are set to be informative and revelatory for an audience of in-person AES convention attendees as well as a worldwide online audience —

STOW, OH, September 30, 2014 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces that it will be hosting several “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) question-and-answer sessions at its exhibition booth (1301) at the 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA. Sessions are scheduled for two days of the convention: Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11. Guests include Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick of Pensado’s Place, Joe Chiccarelli, Michael Beinhorn, Ryan Hewitt, Curt Bisquera, Joe Barresi, Matt McArthur and Frank Klepacki. Additional details are available at the Audio-Technica booth or www.audio-technica.com/AES2014.

Audio-Technica AMA participant schedule (Pacific time):

Friday, October 10:

1:00 Ryan Hewitt – GRAMMY® Award-Winning Engineer, Mixer, Producer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sheryl Crow, Avett Brothers)
2:00 Michael Beinhorn – Producer, Engineer (Hole, Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson)
3:00 Joe Barresi – Producer, Mixer, Engineer (Monster Magnet, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails)
4:00 Matt McArthur – Executive Director of The Record Company

Saturday, October 11:

11:00 Joe Chiccarelli – GRAMMY Award-Winning Producer/Engineer (Elton John, U2, White Stripes)
1:00 Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick – Co-hosts of Pensado’s Place
3:00 Curt Bisquera – Drummer (Bonnie Raitt, Sarah McLachlan, soundtracks for Bourne Supremacy and Despicable Me)
4:00 Frank Klepacki – Audio Director, Engineer, Composer, Performer (film and TV work for Lucasarts, Hasbro, Top Gear, Pawn Stars, others)

“Ask Me Anything” questions are fed to the presenters through a moderator during a 30-minute Q&A session. Questions can be submitted by individuals present at AES booth 1301; online at www.livestream.com (free registration); and by Twitter #ATliveAES.

In addition, individuals may watch during and after the event at www.audio-technica.com/AES2014 (also accessible from A-T’s website or Facebook page).

“This is our second year featuring live-streaming ‘AMA’-style sessions at AES. Past sessions have proven to be both educational and wildly entertaining! With the ability to ‘virtually attend’ the event, people at home can get a true taste of the show and have the ability to ask some of the most famous and infamous professionals in our industry literally anything. Well you can asking anything, but they don’t officially have to answer everything,”joked Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing director.

Full details are available at www.audio-technica.com/aes2014.

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