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Audiofile Engineering Releases Quiztones for Mac

Innovative Ear Training App now Available in Mac App Store

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., December 5, 2011 – Audiofile Engineering, creators of professional audio software for Mac OS X and iOS, announce the release of Quiztones for Mac as well as an update to the iOS version for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


Quiztones (http://quiztones.net) is an innovative ear training application designed to help audio professionals and musicians accomplish better mixing, recording and live sound. Quiztones uses quizzes to engage users in training exercises from frequency tones to EQ boosts/cuts on pink noise, instrument loops, and songs in a user’s music library. Quiztones trains the ears to instantly and intuitively recognize frequencies, which is useful for tasks like mixing, adjusting EQ settings, and identifying and eliminating feedback. more

Bournemouth Universtiy Gains SADiE Accreditation

Bournemouth University has been named as the first UK Accredited SADiE Training Establishment as part of a new scheme launched by SADiE to improve training for students using its editing equipment.

The university, which was also the first in the UK to take delivery of the new SADiE 6 software, achieved its accreditation through the quality of its teaching.

Pete Nash, Prism Sound and SADiE’s Broadcast Consultant who is in charge of the Accreditation process, says: “We established the accreditation scheme to give recognition to those training facilities that are offering exemplary lecturing standards in terms of technical and creative awareness of SADiE as a high end editing process.

“As the craft editor of choice for many international broadcasters, including the BBC, it is important that students entering the job market have the necessary skills to work with this industry-established tool. By having SADiE Accreditation, Bournemouth University students can prove to future employers that they have been trained to a very high standard and thoroughly understand the SADiE editing equipment they are likely to encounter in the real world.” more

Soundsonline.com Offers All Zero-G for 30% Off

Save 30% on all Zero-G sample library titles until December 31, 2011

Hollywood, CA – Soundsonline.com, the #1 producer and distributor of Virtual Software Instruments and Sound Libraries, is offering customers 30% off all Zero-G titles until December 31, 2011.

Zero-G is totally dedicated to sampling, sound FX and music production, make sounds for people who are equally dedicated to music making. The users of Zero-G products include many of the world’s foremost recording artists, producers, session players, remixers, multi-media developers and film composers. Zero-G samples are regularly featured in radio and television programs, major motion pictures, adverts and Internet audio, and of course major artists’ record releases. more

The Sing Off Takes to the Stage with a Live Finale and 100 Sennheiser Wireless Microphones as The Pentatonix Rise to the Top

Pentatonix, seen here singing into Sennheiser SKM 5200 wireless transmitters with MD 5235 capsules, took top honors in season 3’s The Sing Off.

Old Lyme, Conn. – November 30, 2011 – On Monday night, NBC presented the “Live Finale: Top 3 Finalists” of its hit show The Sing Off featuring not only the final three group contestants, but over 100 Sennheiser microphones on stage. The Pentatonix were elected champions of season 3, and music mixer Randy Faustino was on hand to ensure the audio quality was outstanding until the very end.

Faustino, a multiple Emmy award-winning music mixer and CEO/President of Creative Sound Solutions, has been responsible for mixing not only The Sing Off, but other top national prime time programs including The Voice, American Idol and others. Whether he is faced with a live broadcast or an in-studio production, Faustino depends on Sennheiser transmitters and capsules to achieve a great sound. For “Live Finale: Top 3 Finalists” he used over 100 Sennheiser SKM 5200-II transmitters, each coupled with Sennheiser MD 5235 capsules. more

EASTWEST Offers Special Savings for the Holidays

EastWest brings back BUY ONE GET ONE FREE promotion plus special prices on Hollywood Brass and Strings

Hollywood, CA (November 28, 2011) – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual instruments, introduces two special offers for the 2011 Holiday season. The first is the wildly popular BUY ONE GET ONE FREE promotion. This promotion allows customers who purchase any of 19 qualifying product by December 31, 2011 to choose a second product of equal or lesser value, free of charge. The second is the HOLLYWOOD SERIES HOLIDAY SPECIAL. This promotion allows customers purchase EASTWEST’s flagship Hollywood Series products; Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass, for up to 30% off the retail price. more

Act Fast for Metric Halo’s Sale Through December 5

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 2011: Thanks to Metric Halo, this pre-holiday shopping season offers something more than loss-leader cuts on boring stuff. The “You’ve Been Really Good This Year And You Just Gotta Have It Sale” shaves 25% off the price of the TEC Award-winning LIO-8 (was $3,995 now $2,995), the flagship ULN-8 (was $5,995 now $4,495), the +DSP license for the LIO-8 or 2d Expanded interfaces (was $699 now $524), a 1-4 Mic Pre upgrade for the LIO-8 (was $700 now $525), and a 5-8 Mic Pre upgrade for the LIO-8 (was $625 now $469). But you must hurry because the savings on the LIO-8 and ULN-8 end after one hundred interfaces are sold. And the savings on the +DSP and Mic Pre Upgrades end on December 5th.

“It’s that time of year again,” said Metric Halo field operative Allen Rowand. “We’re certain you’ve been very good, so before you start shopping for those on your list, grab a little something for yourself… but act fast, because these savings won’t last!” more

SuperMegaUltraGroovy Releases Capo 1.2 for iOS

Innovative music learning app adds audio effects

WATERLOO, Ontario (November 22, 2011) – SuperMegaUltraGroovy today announced the immediate availability of Capo 1.2 for iOS, which adds audio effects that help users learn their favorite music by ear.

Capo 1.2′s mono re-mixing effect allows music students to isolate the left or right channel in their learning materials. For instance, a student learning to play the saxophone might have practice songs that contain a saxophone panned to the left, with the rest of the band panned to the right of the song. The student can now choose to slow down and learn the saxophone part on its own, or play along with the band. more

Antelope Audiophile Special Brings Holiday Cheer to the Audiophile Community with Discount on its Zodiac Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)

Santa Monica, Calif., November 21, 2011 — Pioneering audio company Antelope Audio announced its Antelope Audiophile Special — a unique holiday price drop on its world-renowned, audiophile-grade Zodiac digital to analog converter (DAC). From now until December 31st, authorized U.S.-based Antelope Audio dealers will be offering the Zodiac at $1,295 — a $400 discount from its regular street price of $1,695.

Antelope Audio’s Zodiac D/A converter represents a groundbreaking addition to any listening set up. It contains the exact clocking technology used by top mastering professionals and engineers in the music, film and television industries. With the latest holiday discount, the Zodiac represents the most affordable entry point to help music afficiaonados hear the music as it was intended by top professionals such as Bernie Grundman of Bernie Grundman Mastering and Ward Hake, vice president of music at 20th Century Fox’s TV Music division. more

Genelec is Go-To Sound System for Danny McDonald and His New York City Bars and Restaurants

— Longtime Genelec user McDonald opens The Growler Bites and Brews, which again features Genelec Active Monitors as its sound system —

NATICK, MA, November 17, 2011 — Danny McDonald, owner and co-owner of numerous bars, pubs and restaurants in Lower Manhattan, has opened a new establishment, The Growler Bites and Brews, that features a sound system comprising Genelec 8030A Bi-Amplified Monitors. McDonald has relied on the Genelec brand since installing his first system in 2000, and he is currently planning another large installation of the monitor speakers at New York’s historic Pier A.

The Growler Bites and Brews bar and restaurant is located in the Financial District on Stone Street, which is often referred to as Lower Manhattan’s restaurant row and is the location of several of McDonald’s other establishments. The new eatery is named after the traditional half-gallon jugs used to transport beer and sports a decidedly doggy theme, even offering a corral for its four-legged patrons while their owners chow down on organic hotdogs, microbrews and other fare. The Genelec speakers for this newest install were purchased from Guitar Center. more

Lowell Manufacturing Appoints Clyne Media to Lead Marketing and Public Relations Initiatives

— Missouri-based pro AV manufacturer looks to increase awareness by teaming with Nashville/New York-based Clyne Media, Inc. —

PACIFIC, MO, November 16, 2011 — Lowell Manufacturing Company, a Pacific, Missouri-based manufacturer of professional AV Products, announces the appointment of Nashville- and New York-based Clyne Media, Inc. to handle its marketing and public relations initiatives. The announcement was made by John J. Lowell, Lowell Manufacturing President, and marks the launch of a new dedicated marketing program further expanding Lowell’s profile in the industry.

Lowell engineers and produces a wide range of rack, power and audio products that provide exceptional performance in professional systems integration. more

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