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Auralex® Now Shipping UtiliTek™ Sound Absorbent Panels

— Based on Auralex®’s popular ProPanel series, UtiliTek™ panels offer contractors and system integrators a cost-effective solution in acoustical control —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, August 13, 2012 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and soon to celebrate its 35th anniversary, is now shipping its UtiliTek™ sound absorbers. Designed based on input from leading contractors and system integrators, the UtiliTek panels are similar in function, performance and design to Auralex’s acclaimed ProPanel series, but at an even more attractive price point that still yields top-notch aesthetics and performance. UtiliTek panels are fabric covered, acoustically absorptive panels designed to reduce unwanted room reflections and reverberation, providing a more accurate and articulate listening experience. UtiliTek panels are highly effective and lightweight, are composed of Class A fire-rated materials and feature a recycled absorbent core.

UtiliTek is available in four thicknesses and two edge profiles. The beveled-edge style is available in 2′x2′x1″, 2′x4′x1″ and 2′x4′x2″ sizes. The square-edge style is available in a 2′x4′x3″ size that is perfect for corner mounting between two walls or across wall/ceiling junctures for moderate low-frequency control.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to the sound contracting/fixed installation market sectors, we wanted to offer solutions for contractors working with the tighter budgets that are common in today’s economy,” stated Eric Smith, Auralex Founder and President. “UtiliTek panels can be employed in a wide variety of installations, including clubs, live performance venues, restaurants/bars, houses of worship, corporate, municipal and residential installations.”

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

StreamGuys and AdsWizz Strike Partnership to Monetize Digital Media

Partners Offer Both On-Demand and Live Streaming Media Monetization Tools, Including First-Ever Pre-Roll and Mid-Roll Podcast Ad Insertion Technology

BAYSIDE, CALIFORNIA, August 21, 2012 – Broadcasters and audio publishers can now experience a true streaming media return on investment through the collective strengths of StreamGuys’ cloud-based streaming services and AdsWizz’s digital advertising solutions. The new StreamGuys and AdsWizz partnership offers one of the first mobile-friendly, multi-platform streaming solutions with targeted, rich media advertising capabilities.

The two companies have already won a contract with a major sports broadcaster. The new customer is successfully using AdsWizz’s Pre-Roll Ad Insertion technology to deliver targeted advertisements to consumers who download the broadcaster’s audio podcasts, reaching more online media players and mobile devices than before via StreamGuys’ one-to-many streaming architecture.

In addition to pre-roll podcast capabilities, the two companies will provide joint customers with a portfolio offering several ad-supported monetization tools, including audio and video mid-roll ad insertion technology as well as companion display ad banners. These rich media advertisements can target specific subsets of users based on their gender, demographic and active location based data.

AdsWizz’s Digital Advertising Monetization Platform enables CDNs, Ad Networks and Online Audio Publishers to unleash the power of one-to-one marketing by allowing them to insert ads directly into each end-user’s on-demand or live stream and ensure the ad specifically speaks to the individual’s interests. In addition AdsWizz also provides real-time audience measurement and analytics tools to evaluate audience response. Customers using these tools can later confirm with their advertisers that streams were monetized through targeted advertisements.

StreamGuys’ one-to-many architecture ensures that broadcasters and publishers can deliver content, including advertisements in multiple formats to reach many targets. StreamGuys also eliminates transcoding steps often used for multi-format streaming that degrade audio and video quality.

Jason Osburn, executive vice president at StreamGuys, notes that the StreamGuys/AdsWizz partnership allows the company to offer a solution that simplifies monetization of live and on-demand rich media delivery — and deliver those ad-injected streams to virtually every popular end user device for consumption. The StreamGuys/AdsWizz solution currently supports Flash and Icecast streaming for MP3 and HE-AAC audio formats; as well as Flash and iOS for video.

“Most broadcasters are now seeking compatibility with iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, as well as other mobile platforms to expand their audience reach,” said Osburn. “Our relationship with AdsWizz allows us to provide a full-service shop to support broadcasters who depend on ad placement for revenue generation.”

StreamGuys manages the overall solution from their facility, including the AdsWizz server software that lives on StreamGuys’ adaptive bit-rate streaming architecture in the cloud. The company also provides rich data on hits, visitors, user agents, geographic regions and other analytics to help customers strategize future growth.

“Until now broadcasters, audio publishers and advertisers were constantly in search of ways to turn podcasts into revenue-generating advertising mediums,” said Alexis van de Wyer, president at AdsWizz. “Their search officially stops today with AdsWizz’s breakthrough in enabling broadcasters to insert targeted ads into podcasts. As we continue our partnership with StreamGuys, joint customers will be able to further grow their revenue through several other innovative ad-supported monetization tools, leveraging both on-demand and live streaming media.”

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About AdsWizz, Inc.
AdsWizz provides ad serving and audience measurement technologies to CDNs, agencies, ad networks and online audio publishers. Its audience measurement product delivers publishers with real-time and actionable analytics on their audience behavior. AdsWizz ad serving technology enables agencies and ad networks to create online advertising campaigns across audio, video and display formats with social media integration. The ad serving technology gives online audio publishers the ability to monetize all their online content such as Simulcast, webcast or Podcast; Web, Mobile or In-dash; and domestic or international. AdsWizz serves its customers from its San Francisco, Denver, Paris, Brussels and Bucharest offices. For more information, visit www.adswizz.com.

About StreamGuys, Inc.
In business since 2000, StreamGuys is a provider of audio and video streaming services. The company has have a reputation for outstanding customer service, a robust and reliable network, and competitive rates. More than 600 clients worldwide, across many industries, depend on their mission-critical service. Projects include serving as the technology backbone for live streaming/podcasting for top public broadcasters such as New York Public Radio, WAMU Washington D.C., KQED San Francisco and WXPN Philadelphia; live video events for major auto racing circuits and the British Royal Wedding; audio streaming for government entities such as D.C. Court of Appeals, U.S. Army, and the National Science Foundation; mobile video content for Cisco Systems; and IPTV content for international broadcaster ABS-CBN.

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StreamGuys, Inc – info@streamguys.com – www.streamguys.com – 707.667.9479
P.O. Box 828 Arcata, California 95518 – fax 707.516.0009

133rd AES Convention Introduces Networked Audio Track

Interoperability! The “Holy Grail” For Audio Transport Over IP-Based Networks

SAN FRANCISCO: Networked Audio presents a host of technological and operational advantages, and an equal number of Workflow issues and potential quagmires. 133rd AES Convention Co-Chair Jim McTigue reports that Networked Audio Track Chair, Tim Shuttleworth’s collaboration with the late Nathan Brock has produced a comprehensive program of Workshops designed to ameliorate many of these concerns.

“Before his untimely death this summer, Nathan Brock was an international leader in the field of networked audio,” McTigue said. “We mourn his loss, but his collaboration with Tim Shuttleworth will stand as an invaluable addition to the AES Convention. Tim Shuttleworth, is a master engineer with a special focus on high performance analog and networked audio. During the course of his 30+-year association with the AES he has served in many key roles including editing the Emerging Trends Report for the AES Technical Committee on Networked Audio Systems. ”

Networked Audio Track Workshops Include:

Audio Network Device Connection And Control: Chair, Richard Foss, Rhodes University; Panel: Jeff Koftinoff: MeyerSound; Robby Gurdan , UMAN; Andreas Hildebrand, ALC NetworX; Kieran Walsh, Audinate – Leading industry experts will demonstrate how they have enabled the discovery of audio devices on local area networks, their connection management, and control over their various parameters. Issues related to streaming audio, such as bandwidth management and synchronization, and connection management and control protocols will be discussed.

The Unified AV Network: Chair Rob Silfvast, AVID: This panel discussion will provide an overview of the AVnu Alliance, a consortium of audio and video product makers and core technology companies. Committed to delivering an interoperable open standard for audio/video, networked connectivity, AVnu offers a logo-testing program that allows products to become certified for interoperability. Representatives from several different member companies will provide insights about AVB technology and participation in the AVnu Alliance.

Interoperability Issues In Audio Transport Over IP Based Networks: Chair, Tim Shuttleworth; Panel: Lee Minich, Lab X Technologies/AVnu Alliance; Kevin Gross, AVA Networks/AES X-192; Sonja Langhans, IRT Munich; Greg Shay, Telos/Axia – This Workshop will focus on two key areas of audio/media transport over IP based networks: Multichannel Audio distribution over Ethernet LANs for low latency, high reliability interconnections in home, automobile and commercial environments; and, the interoperability of audio contribution, over Internet Protocol (ACIP and ACIP2). These issues will be addressed, from both the European and US perspectives. Issues include challenges and solutions in achieving reliable content distribution.

Audio Networks – Paradigm Shift For Broadcasters: Chair, Stefan Ledergerber, Lawo, Germany; Panel: Sonja Langhans, IRT Munich; Andreas Hildebrand, ALC Networx; Lee Minich, Lab X Technologies/AVnu alliance; Greg Shay, Telos/Axia; Kevin Gross, AVA Networks/AES X-192 – With the emergence of a variety of audio networking technologies, many broadcast organization workflow-related questions remain unanswered. This panel will address a number of these hot topics e.g. Will traditional cross-point, matrix switches (routers) be replaced by networks? Which component will deal with signal processing, currently accomplished within audio routers? Which department is best equipped for handling audio networks: audio or IT? And, how do we educate personnel to deal with audio networks?

Error-Tolerant Audio Coding: Chair, David Trainor, CSR; Panelists: Gary Spittle, Dolby; Deepen Sinha, ATC Labs (tbc) and Juergen Herre, Fraunhofer IIS (tbc) – Two key, observable trends are: The increasing delivery of real-time audio services over the Internet or cellular networks; and, the variable capacity and reliability of these networks for real-time audio streaming. This workshop will discuss the capabilities of error-tolerant audio coding algorithms and, recent advances in the state of the art.

Open IP Protocols For Audio Networking: Chair: Kevin Gross, CobraNet, QSC – This Tutorial will address the conundrum resulting from the networking and telecommunication industry’s multiplicity of protocols for carriage of audio and video over IP networks. These protocols have been widely deployed for telephony and teleconferencing applications, Internet streaming and cable television. A variety of these protocols and their capabilities and limitations will be addressed. Including: IP, VoIP, IPTV, HTTP streaming, Real-time transport protocol (RTP), RTCP, and RTSP, and IEEE 1588 Precision time protocol (PTP). An overview of AES standards work, X192, adapting these protocols to high-performance audio applications will also be presented.

“We have attempted to make this initial Networked Audio Track as timely and inclusive as possible,” Tim Shuttleworth said. “Attendees will find invaluable information here. And in keeping with the AES goal for the Convention to serve as a forum to ‘Listen, Learn and Connect,’ the opportunities for traditional networking and information exchange will be manifest.”

Photo: Tim Shuttleworth, 133rd AES Convention Networked Audio Track Chair

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

Alan Dick Broadcast Receives Major DVB-T Project Award For (RTB) Radio Television Brunei

TO PROVIDE TURNKEY INSTALLATION

Alan Dick Broadcast — a world leader in the manufacture and design of radio frequency components and antennas for radio and television transmission — today announced they have been awarded a full turnkey project to install and commission a sizeable DVB-T television antenna system in the Southeast Asian Nation of Brunei.

ADBL will provide Radio Television Brunei (RTB) with their vertically polarized 30 panel UHF DVB-T broadband antenna, along with a Constant Impedance Combiner, unitized Patch Panel Power Splitter and Rigid Line kits. RTB is the official state broadcaster of Brunei. Its first radio broadcast was in May 1957; television service followed in March 1975. RTB currently airs five television channels including the national flagship channel, an HDTV service, a 24-hour international satellite channel, and one dedicated to the nation’s Royal Islamic Mosque.

“We are extremely pleased to be chosen by Radio Television Brunei to implement this important upgrade to their nation’s broadcast infrastructure and 1st DVB-T installation,” said Barry Sugden, director of Alan Dick Broadcast. “Our skilled technical staff is eager to commence installation.”

About Alan Dick Broadcast
UK-based Alan Dick Broadcast (ADBL) is a long-established global leader in the manufacture of antennas, combiners / filters, towers and broadcast infrastructure services for digital and analogue video and audio systems. Our portfolio starts at concept and runs through planning site development, station equipment, towers, antennas, and a full implementation and testing service. Additional information about ADBL may be obtained at: www.alandickbroadcast.com

ADBL contact: Sonia Del Castillo
sonia.delcastillo@alandickbroadcast.com

ADBL contact: Barry Sugden
barry.sugden@alandickbroadcast.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener • +1 845-512-8283
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AES Educational Foundation Announces 2012 Awards

NEW YORK: Don Puluse, President of the AES Educational Foundation, and its Board of Directors, have announced the recipients of the 2012 AES Educational Grants for Graduate Studies in the field of Audio Engineering. “This year our Emil Torick Scholar is Matthias Leimeister, who will pursue an MSi in Medientechnnologie in Audio Signal Processing from the Technische Universitat Ilmenau,” Mr. Puluse said. “Mr. Leimeister holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Heidelberg. The Emil Torick Award honors an outstanding student with exceptional career goals.”

The John Eargle Award given annually to a student who excels in both technology and music was presented to Ross Penniman, candidate for an MS in Music Engineering, University of Miami. Mr. Penniman holds a BM and a BS from University of Michigan.

Other AES Educational Foundation Awards Include:

Areti Andreopoulos is studying for her PhD at the Steinhart School of NYU. She has a degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and an MM in Music Technology from Steinhart.

Christos Manolas, receives a renewal grant for his PhD studies at the University of York. Manolas has a degree from the New Music School, Thessaloniki, Greece, and two masters’ degrees from University of York.

Magdalena Plewa is pursuing a PhD at Gdansk University of Technology in Audio Engineering and Telecommunication. She has a MSc. from AGH University of Science & Technology in Krakow, Poland. She is current president of the AES International Student Delegate Assembly.

Jamie Tagg will begin his studies towards a PhD in Sound Recording from McGill University. He has a BM from the University of Miami in Music Engineering Technology, and a MM in Sound Recording Technology from U. Mass Lowell.

Mauricio J. Gargel receives a renewal grant to continue his studies towards an MFA in Recording Arts at MTSU. He has a degree in Social Communication from Univerdidade Metodista de São Paulo, Brazil and studied audio at the Institute of Audio and Video.

Scott Levine continues his studies at McGill University for an MM in Sound Recording. He receives a renewal grant. His previous degree is in Music Technology from the University of California at San Diego.

Hannah Robertson holds a BA in Physics from Middlebury College. She continues with a renewal grant at McGill University for an MS in Music Technology.

The Board of Directors has also announced the addition of two new members, Bob Moses and Jim Anderson. Mr. Moses, a product designer, technologist, and pro audio industry advocate, is Executive Director of the AES. Mr. Anderson, a Grammy Award- winning producer and engineer, is a former President and Governor of AES and a professor at NYU.

The AES Educational Foundation was established in 1984 to encourage talented students to enter the profession of audio engineering. Grants for graduate studies with emphasis on audio topics are awarded annually. Recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated talent, achievements, goals and recommendations. Since its inception, the AESEF has presented 170 grants at 60 universities worldwide, totaling over seven hundred thousand dollars. Grants have been made possible by contributions from AES, Inc., the estate of John K. Hilliard, JBL Inc., the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, and the families of John Eargle, David Smith, and Emil Torick. The AES also receives support from other benefactors such as in memoriam donors, and individuals and companies, which support education in audio.

Application forms and additional information are available from the Audio Engineering Society, 60 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10165, USA, or on its web site: www.aes.org/education/foundation/.

Photo: Don Puluse, president of the AES Educational Foundation

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

Alan Dick Broadcast Announces IBC 2012 Exhibition Plans

IBC STAND 8.B99

Cheltenham, UK – Alan Dick Broadcast (ADBL), one of the oldest names in Europe for antennas, combiners, mask filters, transmission line and towers, has announced plans to highlight its competitively priced product portfolio as well as installation services at IBC 2012. A true pioneer in the worldwide broadcast Industry for over 40 years, ADBL serves as a major provider of communications infrastructures in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from headquarters in Cheltenham, UK.

ADBL’s extraordinary and innovative engineering expertise serves as the foundation for its high-quality range of station equipment, towers, and antennas. Products, developed to satisfy the infrastructure needs of global broadcast markets, include broadband FM and DVB-T antenna system solutions.

IBC 2012 HIGHLIGHTS

    ADB-VP – Vertical Dipole FM Broadband Antenna

ADBL’s Vertical Dipole FM Broadcast Antenna, ideal for HD Radio™ and analog broadcasting, is a vertically polarized broadband FM side mount antenna consisting of a Balun fed vertical dipole, power divider, coaxial feed lines and featuring symmetrical band bass. Constructed of stainless steel with a brass inner conductor, all associated brackets and hardware are made of hot dipped, galvanized steel to furnish many years of dependable service. The unit is completely assembled full size and factory tuned on an electrically similar tower structure to insure proper impedance match and low VSWR.

    ADB-CNQ-X1X-FM – FM Notch Filter

The ADB-CNQ is a Coaxial Quarter Wave Notch Filter. Designed for suppression of intermodal products and rejection of a single frequency, the filter family also features natural temperature stabilization, low insertion loss and VSWR packaged in a compact, high “Q” aluminum cavity. The filter’s small footprint allows it to be mounted virtually anywhere in a transmission system.

    About Alan Dick Broadcast

UK-based Alan Dick Broadcast (ADBL) is a long-established global leader in the manufacture of antennas, combiners / filters, towers and broadcast infrastructure services for digital and analogue video and audio systems. Our portfolio starts at concept and runs through planning site development, station equipment, towers, antennas, and a full implementation and testing service. Additional information about ADBL may be obtained at: www.alandickbroadcast.com

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ADBL contact: Sonia Del Castillo
mailto:sonia.delcastillo@alandickbroadcast.com

ADBL contact: Barry Sugden
mailto:barry.sugden@alandickbroadcast.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener • +1 845-512-8283
harriet@desertmooncomm.com

133rd AES Convention Signals Expanded Broadcast/Streaming Media Sessions

Diverse Media Playback, New Techniques, Hot Technology

SAN FRANCISCO: Relevant and enlightening, AES Convention Broadcast/Streaming Sessions are among the most diverse and popular fielded at the event. “Back for his 26th consecutive turn as Broadcast/Streaming Chair, David Bialik consistently develops meaningful sessions which literally pack the halls,” remarked Committee Co-Chair, Jim McTigue. “We count on David to deliver high-level, entertaining and informative presentations that keep attendees coming back year after year.” The 133rd AES Convention is scheduled for Oct. 26-29 at the SF Moscone Center.

“Our goal is to provide meaningful information in the most accessible format,” Bialik reports. “We make a special effort to develop mini-tracks focused on topic-related issues. For example, attendees will find groupings of events on Troubleshooting, and Audio for TV, Radio, & Streaming, which are virtually crash courses on these issues. And, we stress the point that these events are discussions of technologies and techniques, not sales presentations. The AES Convention continues to serve as an essential destination for the serious audio professional,” Bialik adds.

133rd AES Convention Broadcast And Streaming Media Sessions Include:

What Happens to Your Production When Played Back On Diverse Media? Chair,David Bialik, CBS; Frank Foti, OMNIA; Greg Ogonowski, ORBAN; Karlheinz Brandenberg, FRAUNHOFFER; Steve Greenberg, S-Curve; Robert Orban, ORBAN and George Massenburg, McGill University. – This all-star panel will address one of today’s key production/post production issues. Faced with a plethora of costly and not always compatible, formats and playback systems, sound engineers and mixers frequently find their mixes sound remarkably dissimilar when played on various systems and formats. Comprised of leaders in broadcast, streaming, recording, technology & software design and production/ post-production, this blue ribbon panel will discuss common problems and potential solutions.

Loudness and Metadata (Living With The CALM Act) – Chair, Joel Spector, independent broadcast consultant, Andrew Mason, BBC; Robert Murch, Fox Television; Lon Neumann, Tim Carrol, Linear Accoustic; Jim Starzinsinki, NBC/Universal; Robert Seidel, CBS; Robert Murch, Fox – One of the most hotly debated and universally welcomed (by TV viewers) legislations passed by Congress in recent years, the Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM) is the culmination of a long and passionate public advocacy campaign. What effect will the passage of this act have on broadcasters?

Facility Design: A User’s Evaluation Of Integral Acoustic Products & Materials: Chair, John Storyk – A panel of four leading studio contractors and installation experts: (TBD) will provide a real-world users survey of products and acoustic materials commonly (and occasionally) incorporated in critical listening environments. Optimal options for doors, glass, HVAC, variable acoustic panels, furniture, equipment racks and other integral components of today’s high-end (and budget conscious) TV and Radio broadcast facilities will be discussed. This is not an advertorial event. Contractor recommendations are based on personal field experience. Product considerations are based on their ability to provide cost-effective solutions to a myriad of technical and aesthetic issues.

*Stream Distribution – IP in the Mobile Environment: Moderator David Layer, NAB, Panel: Samuel Sousa, Triton Digital; Mike Daskalopoulos, Dolby; other participants TBA – The public demands portability for stream listening, whether in handheld mobile devices or cars. This panel will discuss current capabilities, future possibilities, and potential hurdles.

Audio for Mobile Television: TBA; Dave Wilson, CEA; Jim Starzinsinki, NBC/Universal; Robert Murch, Fox Television; Geir Skaaden, DTS other participants, TBA – This technology is currently being rolled out in the US. The discussion will encompass transmission and audio concerns for this emerging, low bandwidth terrestrial service.

Broadcast Audio Networking Techniques: Dan Braverman, Radio Systems; Greg Shay, Telos Alliance; Tag Borland, Logitek Ravena – Wiring, routing and configuring broadcast studios has evolved into a sophisticated networking process for audio and control functions This session will explore a variety of established and emerging technologies and techniques for implementing and configuring broadcast studios to accommodate fully networked audio and video control functions.

Sound Design: How Does That ‘Thing’ Go Bump In The Night? Co-Moderators, Sue Zizza & David Shinn, SueMedia Productions – Whether you are working with props, recording sounds on location, or using prerecorded library sounds, the elements you choose will impact the aesthetics of the stories you tell. Illustrated by scenes from the AES Performance, Poe A Life and Stories in Sound, this session will explore working with sound effects props in the studio and location recording elements. A brief overview of sound effects libraries will be included.

The Broadcast/Streaming Track Includes:

Understanding Codecs: Chair, Barry Mishkind, Broadcasters Desktop Resource; Kirk Harnack, TELOS; Chris Tobin, MUSICAM USA; JJ Johnston, consultant; Jeff Riedmiller, Dolby – Techniques for maximizing the effectiveness of codecs developed to encode or decode a digital data stream or signal will be discussed in depth.

The Streaming Experience Samuel Sousa, TRITON DIGITAL; participants TBA
Audio Encoding for Streaming: Samuel Sousa, TRITON DIGITAL; JT, Limelight; Casey Cambra, Dolby; Robert Reams, Streaming Appliances/DSP Concepts; Other participants & chair TBA

Additional Broadcast/Streaming Events Include:

* Working with HTML5: Chair Valerie Tyler, Greg Ogonowski, ORBAN; other participants TBA
* Audio Processing Basics: JJ Johnston; Frank Foti, OMNIA; Bob Orban, ORBAN; Participants, TBA.
* Listener Fatigue: Chair Dave Wilson Craig Kasper, Audiologist; Sean Olive, JBL: Robert Reams, Streaming Appliances/DSP Concepts
* Lip Sync Experiment: Chair, Jonathan Abrams, Nutmeg Post; participants TBA
* Troubleshooting Software Issues: Chair, Jonathan Abrams, Nutmeg Post; participants TBA
* Maintenance, Repair & Troubleshooting: Chair, Kirk Harnack; Bill Sacks and Kim Sacks, Optimod Refurbishing; Bob Moore, Mooretronix
* “Poe A Life In Sound” A live performance starring Phil Proctor of Firesign Theater & Disney animated film voiceover fame. Produced & directed by Sue Zizza of SueMedia, with sound design by David Shinn.

Photo: AES 133rd Convention Broadcast/Streaming Chair David Bialik

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

Customization is Key at Jampro Antennas

IBC 2012 STAND 8.B96

MANUFACTURER’S TARGETED, REASONABLY PRICED SOLUTIONS TO SERVE AS HEART OF

Sacramento, CA - Jampro Antennas, Inc. — a world leader in the manufacture and design of antennas, combiners & filters and RF components for every application in radio and television broadcast including DTV, DVB-T, FM and HD Radio solutions — will demonstrate its commitment to serving the needs of individual broadcasters with a full complement of customizable, high-quality and reasonably priced systems at IBC 2012 in Stand 8.B96. Jampro, founded in California where it is still headquartered, has been delivering systems tailored to the specific requirements of over 25,000 broadcasters worldwide since the company was established in 1954.

“At Jampro, customizing each product to accommodate the end-user reflects our internal teamwork, commitment to excellence, and dedication to customer relations,” states Alex Perchevitch, Jampro president. “Modifications may include adapting a standard antenna for multiplex applications, developing a custom directional pattern, or engineering an antenna to withstand harsh environments. Then, before shipping, directional patterns and pattern measurement studies are conducted on our 7,000-foot full-scale test range to guarantee the best coverage. The finished product often exceeds customer expectations.”

At IBC 2012 Jampro will exhibit broadband solutions that bring great value and outstanding features to all segments of the broadcasting industry. Highlights include the JAT-U UHF super turnstile and JUHD Broadband UHF panel antenna that are both radome-enclosed, the Prostar JA/MS-BB Broadband UHF Slot Antenna for multi-channel/combined channel operations, the affordable RCEC (8”) mask filter featuring superior performance, and the compact and modular RCCC constant impedance combiner. The Company’s economical and flexible antennas, combiners & filters, towers, and RF components will also be on display. In addition, Jampro will emphasize the vast scope of services –spanning from concept to completion – available from its Service Group.

About Jampro
Jampro Antennas Inc., established to answer the need for quality broadcast systems at a reasonable price, is a leading supplier of antennas, combiners & filters and RF components for every application in the broadcast industry. Reputed for innovation and customization, Jampro builds each system to the specifications of the individual broadcaster. From the first system delivered in 1954 to those installed today, the Company is committed to consistent performance and quality founded on solid engineering. Today, over 25,000 broadcasters worldwide benefit from the quality and performance provided by Jampro systems. For additional JAMPRO information, please visit: www.jampro.com.

Jampro contact: Sonia Del Castillo
916-383-1177 • Sonia@jampro.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
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Bob Ludwig Platinum Panel To Address ‘Mastered For iTunes’

Mastering Pros To Clarify Misunderstood Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO: The Mastered For iTunes initiative, one of the most significant, yet misunderstood innovations developed for the ubiquitous music distribution format will be the subject of an essential Special Event planned for the 133rd AES Convention. Scheduled for October 26 – 29 in SF’s Moscone Center, the Convention will provide 20,000+ music industry pro’s with timely and definitive information on a plethora of creative and technical issues. Convention Special Events Chair, Christopher Smith. reports, “One of our most important presentations is this year’s Platinum Mastering event. Long-time moderator Bob Ludwig has developed a panel discussion to assess and clarify the relevance and value of this vital new Apple iTunes process. Attendance at this Special Event should be required by every pro engineer who hopes to keep current with critical innovations.”

MASTERING APPLE INC.’s “MASTERED FOR iTUNES” INITIATIVE – THE SCIENCE, THE PROCEDURES AND THE RESULTS: Moderator, Gateway Mastering President, Bob Ludwig (Springsteen, Stones, Radiohead, Mumford & Sons), will helm a vital discussion with leading mastering engineers including Eric Boulanger (Colby Caillat, Chris Botti, The Bravery). Other panelists tba – Apple’s iTunes Store is the world’s largest music vendor. Last year, with the introduction of Colbie Caillat’s All of You download, they began selling higher fidelity AAC encodes at no additional cost to consumers. Some mastering and recording engineers have misunderstood this process. Additionally, a surprising amount of misguided press about what it does and does not do has been generated. Considering Apple’s market share, every mastering engineer should understand this vital new procedure. The Apple “Mastered for iTunes” initiative is based on 100% solid science and it can yield AAC encodes so close to the 44kHz/24 bit PCM encode masters that many have failed an A-B-X listening test. A Q&A will follow this timely discussion.

Photo: AES Platinum Mastering Panel Moderator, Bob Ludwig

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

Rome Selected As Host City for 134th AES Convention

May 4-7, 2013 At The Roma Eventi – Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre

ROME, ITALY: “We take great pleasure in announcing that the 134th Audio Engineering Society Convention will be held in Rome, May 4-7, 2013,” reports AES executive director, Bob Moses. “Set in the heart of the ‘Eternal City’ at the new Roma Eventi – Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre, the Convention will be chaired by Umberto Zanghieri, vice president of the AES Southern Europe Region,” Moses adds.

Recently opened in the heart of Rome, a stone’s throw from the Quirinale Palace and, its namesake the Trevi Fountain, the very modern, Roma Eventi – Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre is situated in a magnificent neoclassical palace, built by Guido Barluzzi in 1930. Designated by Benedict XV as home to the Gregorian University, the Conference Centre covers almost 30,000 square feet, and consists of 15 meeting rooms able to accommodate over 1,000 participants.

The 134th AES Convention will bring together audio engineers from around the world to ‘Listen, Learn, Connect’ and, share the latest knowledge in audio research, development and applications. More details will follow shortly. This marks the first time an AES Convention will be held in Rome.

The 133rd AES Convention will be held in SF’s Moscone Center, Oct. 26 – 29, 2012

Photo: The Roma Eventi – Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

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