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Groundbreaking Latin American Producers Panel to Be Offered at 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— In a historic first, a dedicated panel will be held in Spanish and feature top-name GRAMMY® Award winners from the Latin community —

New York, NY, September 30, 2014 — For the first time in AES history, there will be a panel officially held in Spanish at an International AES Convention. The panel, titled “Grandes Productores de América Latina” (“Great producers from Latin America”) will bring together 10 of the most influential Latin producers and engineers of all time. The presenters are each multiple GRAMMY®-Award winners who will present their most recent work and best-selling productions – ranging from Celine Dion and Elvis Costello to the biggest names in Latin music, such as Bajofondo and Calle 13 – and discuss the state of the music industry in Latin America.

Moderator and Incoming AES President Andres Mayo enthuses about this panel: “It is fundamental that we, as a global society, open up our eyes to other regions of the world, to try to understand their needs and get to know their talent. It is also a unique opportunity for the huge Latin population based in Los Angeles to hear from and interact directly with highly regarded audio professionals from their community during the biggest Pro Audio convention in the world.”

Panelists slated to appear include:

Daniel Anselmi, Música CaReta – Montevideo, Uruguay
Rafa Arcaute, Amen Records – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Armando Avila, Cosmos – Mexico DF, Mexico
Aureo Baqueiro, Brava! Music – Los Angeles, CA, USA; Nico Plus Music Group – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Humberto Gatica, Lionshare/Gatica Music – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Tweety González, Twitin Records – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Anibal Kerpel, SK Associates – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sebastian Krys, Arju Productions – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Guido Nisenson, Minimal S.L – Buenos Aires Argentina
Rafa Sardina, Fishbone Productions, Inc. – Los Angeles, CA, USA

Detailed information about the panel can be found here (en español también). For information on and how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-registration required) for the AES137 Convention, as well as All Access badge and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

Panel summary en español:
Por primera vez en la historia, tendremos un panel oficialmente hablado en idioma Español en una Convención Internacional de AES. El panel “Grandes Productores de América Latina!” reunirá a algunos de los más grandes nombres de la región, todos ellos múltiples ganadores de Premios GRAMMY, para presentar sus últimas producciones y hablar acerca del estado de la industria en América Latina.

Legendary Producer/Engineer Alan Parsons to Give Opening Keynote at AES137 in Los Angeles

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New York, NY, September 29, 2014 — On Thursday, October 9, 2014, the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles will feature the Opening Keynote address from Alan Parsons, the acclaimed engineer, musician, and record producer. The address will be part of the convention’s opening ceremonies, Thursday, October 9, 1:00pm – 2:00 pm (Room 403 AB). In his Keynote address, Mr. Parsons will provide his unique insights on the current and future direction of the music and recording industry from his singular perspective of success and experience throughout the history of popular music.

Parsons has been involved in the production of several legendary albums throughout his career. He was fortunate enough to work as assistant engineer on the final two albums by The Beatles, and after he qualified as a fully-fledged recording engineer, he went on to work with Paul McCartney, The Hollies and many others. But it was his contribution as engineer on Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side of the Moon that really got him worldwide attention and earned him his first of many GRAMMY® nominations. That soon led to striking successes as a producer – notably with Pilot’s “Magic,” John Miles’ “Highfly” and Steve Harley’s “Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)”. He also produced the hugely successful Year of the Cat album with Al Stewart and two albums with American progressive rock band Ambrosia. With Eric Woolfson, Parsons co-founded The Alan Parsons Project, famous for its revolving group of studio musicians and vocalists and its platinum albums and singles, including “Games People Play” and “Eye in the Sky.”

Additionally, he developed The Art and Science of Sound Recording, a definitive collection of training videos presented by Parsons, which gives viewers his exclusive insider access to legendary musicians, producers and engineers and their award-winning recording techniques. A companion book (published by Hal Leonard) based on this acclaimed video series is being formally launched at AES137.

Alan has come full circle and is back in his role as producer and engineer, both at his own Santa Barbara studio and other studios internationally. In 2012, Alan produced an album called Grand Ukulele with virtuoso ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro. A collaboration with Steven Wilson as engineer and associate producer resulted in the album The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories) in 2013, hailed as a major success and reaching Top 5 on the album charts in Germany.

AES Executive Director Bob Moses stated, “Alan Parsons has a massive influence on modern record production, audio engineering, mixing and other disciplines. We are honored to welcome him as our keynote speaker during our opening ceremonies.”

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

A New Kind of Record Label: Blend.io

Blend announces record label and distribution deal, giving musicians and fans more control over their music

NYC – Blend (http://blend.io), the premier music collaboration platform, has partnered with the distribution powerhouse The Orchard to offer its community of producers and musicians a digital distribution outlet via the official Blend.io label (https://blend.io/label)

Blend sees the addition of a record label as a natural progression of the expanding platform by providing everything a music producer needs in one place: inspiration, collaboration, record deals, and distribution. By partnering with The Orchard, a music distributor that amplifies reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets around the world, the Blend label is able to deliver music through a proven infrastructure to every digital music outlet.

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Blend has managed to democratize the music publishing process and puts more control in the hands of its artists. It’s easy to see which songs and remixes gain the most notoriety in the vibrant Blend community as Blend members vote for their favorite pieces and engage with the music of their preferred producers. When a song or remix reaches a certain level of votes, it has a good chance of being included in the label’s line-up. This way, the decision of which pieces makes it to publication is not up to one executive but is made by a vote of peers – a revolutionary new model for music distribution.

“We don’t want to be arbiters of taste,” said Kolundzija in a recent interview with Billboard Magazine. “We want to see what’s happening with the platform and if there’s activity around certain projects we want to give those projects a bigger stage and the label and distribution deal allows us to do that.”

The label (https://blend.io/label) will develop up and coming talent as well established artists who are interested in new and innovative ways to connect, engage and create with their fans. Apart from the instant audience on Blend, the label will support marketing and help the artists to monetize their work through distribution.

“We built the label arm to further inspire and empower our users and artists. We continue to see how our platform encourages personal connection as well as workflow and creativity, and with our new capabilities we’ll be able to further foster these relationships and give even more back to the community,” adds Guy Licata, Blend Label Manager.

About Blend
Blend is a Betaworks backed startup for musicians and producers to connect and share in¬-progress tracks and collaborate. On Blend, users share music projects in their native (source) format. Blend supports major music software tools including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Reason, Pro Tools and Garageband. For more information, please visit http://blend.io.

About The Orchard
The Orchard, a pioneering independent music and video distribution company operating in more than 25 global markets, provides an innovative and comprehensive sales and marketing platform for content owners. With industry leading technology and operations, The Orchard’s creative, tailored approach streamlines its clients’ business complexity while amplifying reach and revenue across hundreds of digital and mobile outlets around the world, as well as physical retailers in North America and Europe. The Orchard was founded in 1997 to foster independence and creativity in the music industry.

AES137 Deadline Extended for FREE Exhibits-Plus and Premium All-Access Badge Discounts to Friday, October 3, 2014

New York, NY, September 29, 2014 — If it’s about audio, it’s at AES!, and registration for FREE Exhibits-Plus badge and discounted All-Access badges has been extended to Friday, October 3. The AES137 Convention is taking place October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and will serve as the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals for three days of exhibits and four days of workshops, technical papers and program content tailored to the current audio and communications landscape. Leaders from the Professional Recording, Production, AV Communications and other industries will present and discuss topics covering all aspects of the audio arts and sciences. The convention is experiencing a tremendous surge of buzz and growth, as it promises to be the biggest AES event on the West Coast in over five years. The list of exhibitors and sponsors is growing, with over 300 of the top professional audio manufacturers, associations and technology leaders currently registered for booths on the exhibition floor and sponsorship support.

Please join us for the annual 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.

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 (pre-registration required), premium All Access badges, Technical Program, complete list of events and more, visit http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

Waves Debuts Everything Audio Live from YouTube Space LA

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— Hosted by acclaimed audio engineer Dave Hampton (Herbie Hancock, Prince, Justin Timberlake), Everything Audio will cover a range of audio topics, from recording, live sound, and audio for gaming, to consumer audio, forensics, sound design and much more —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, September 29, 2014 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, announces its new web program, Everything Audio, streaming live from YouTube Space LA. With new episodes added on a regular basis, the show will present a wide spectrum of audio-related content appealing to everyone from audio professionals and sound hobbyists to everyday consumers and technology enthusiasts. Topics will range from pro audio and live sound to musical instrument audio, sound for film and gaming, sound design, DJing and electronic music production. The show will also delve into the world of audio for consumer electronics, discussing such topics as headphones, computers, cell phones, televisions and car stereos, while also touching on audio forensics, restoration, psychoacoustics, hearing capacity and aural health.

The show is hosted (and executive produced) by noted audio engineer Dave Hampton, an expert in the field of audio recording, production and technical design, with a list of clients that includes Herbie Hancock, Prince, Justin Timberlake and many more. The premiere episode will air on Tuesday, October 7, 2 P.M. ET and will feature the following guests: producer/DJ/remixer Dave Audé (Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé), producer/engineer/mixer Andrew Scheps (Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey, Metallica, Jay-Z), and producer/engineer/mixer Jack Joseph Puig (Florence + the Machine, U2, Lady Gaga).

Each episode will present a panel of guests from various fields in audio, ranging from music producers, mixers, engineers, artists and musicians to retailers, audio manufacturers and representatives of consumer companies whose products feature audio as a central function. Each guest will present his or her area of expertise while interacting with the others guests to discuss topics moderated by the host. Each episode will include real-time audience interaction through a live-chat Q&A session with the guest panel.

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, stated: “Waves has long been the leading innovator and pioneer in digital signal processing and related fields, and it is fitting that this new venture offers end users a resource and inside track into the world of audio. All sorts of surprises are planned for the program, but the possibilities are massive. We are excited to present Everything Audio to the world and to celebrate the current state of audio. Enjoy!”

The premiere episode will also feature an interactive competition with a chance to win a Dell computer.

For more details, and to register for the premiere episode, please visit:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/everything-audio-with-dave-hampton-tickets-13022948991.

137th Audio Engineering Society Convention Offers Special Events and Programs for All Attendees

— Opening Ceremonies awards presentation; Alan Parsons and Neil Portnow keynotes; Project Studio Expo; Live Sound Expo; Hi-Res Audio Sessions; and Platinum Producers Panel, plus multiple other sessions and forums are in store for convention itinerary —

New York, NY — A robust selection of special events is being offered at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center). Show attendees will be treated to a diverse array of events featuring leaders from all areas of pro audio. These special events are open to all attendees, including FREE (with Pre-Registration) Exhibits-Plus badge-holders, as the AES makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles.

This year’s highlights include:
Opening Ceremonies / Awards / Keynote Speech
Join us for the annual opening ceremonies the first day of the show, Thursday, October 9. This event will feature industry-leading speakers – including current AES president Sean Olive and Executive Director Bob Moses – as well as the L.A. Convention Co-chairs Valerie Tyler and Michael MacDonald. A special keynote by acclaimed engineer, musician and record producer Alan Parsons will be a highlight of the ceremony. The event will be rounded out by a presentation of awards to industry leaders. Additionally, Friday’s keynote speech will be given by Neil Portnow, President/CEO The Recording Academy®, The GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares.

Additional offerings will explore specific areas within the audio world, including:

- 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 Rich Costey.

- 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.

“We call them Special Events for a reason,” noted AES Executive Director Bob Moses. “The top people in the world bring their expertise and wisdom to us in a variety of educational and inspirational events, which is an experience you only get at AES. And we make these open to everyone at the convention with any badge, to make sure everyone gets their mind blown at least once per day.”

A complete list of special events at the upcoming Convention can be found 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/.

Product Design Events to Be Featured at 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— This year’s AES Product Design Track combines two themes to bring a significant learning opportunity to audio engineering professionals; Theme 1 events are focused on audio design topics, while Theme 2 brings to AES the subject of product development in the age of global engineering and sourcing —

New York, NY — The audio industry today competes with a myriad of other entertainment forms, from gaming to video everywhere to social networking and beyond. Audio companies must bring products to market that no longer compete just with other audio products but also with other entertainment options in order for the audio industry to grow and be at the forefront of professional and consumer markets. To address audio engineering professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of product development best practices and techniques, AES has expanded this year’s Product Design Track at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, which runs Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. The Product Design Track will take place all four days of the convention, bringing a wide variety of topics to today’s engineers, managers and product management professionals. The Track is organized by Chairman Scott Leslie, founder of PD Squared, who has held previous positions in the industry including VP of Engineering at JBL Pro and CEO at Renkus-Heinz. Audio Precision is the sponsor for the track.

The two-theme approach combines audio design topics and product development practices into one track. Theme 1 addresses key audio design topics such as D/A and A/D design for modern high-resolution audio formats, how to best leverage DSP, the most effective way to go about optimizing active loudspeaker systems, and measuring loudspeaker systems. Attendees will also learn about the criticality of testing product designs for the real world, where problems like hum, buzz, clicks, pops and other unexplained misbehavior can be traced to design issues, such as internal grounding schemes or conceptual misunderstandings of signal interface circuitry, and that cost little or nothing to remedy.

Theme 2 targets audio engineering professionals who face the challenge of getting new products to market faster, while costing less and building a competitive advantage. The theme focuses on how today’s engineers and managers must develop the skill sets necessary to deal with the complex world of global availability of manufacturing and supply chain partners, design services, engineering services and community development. The theme opens with an observational panel that explores this topic at a high level and is followed by a number of track sessions that provide depth and insight in areas such as DSPs, power supply and amplifiers, transducer selection, system engineering, software integration, production test techniques and succeeding with external engineering partners. Additionally, the Product Design Track will offer an off-site Technical Tour to QSC’s state-of-the-art production facility, giving a behind-the-scenes look at one of today’s top manufacturing facilities.

Finally, the next generation of product designers will benefit from the Product Design For Students presentation, which will offer insight to the pro audio community’s newest members about career ideas and how they might just help change the audio world.

“Product development has become a mix of engineering, sourcing, partnering and business skills,” observes AES Product Design Chair Scott Leslie. “What we’ve done this year is included more of the business aspects of the product development process, as well as addressed how globalized the process has become from supply chain to development partners. Anyone who designs and builds audio products, or is contemplating doing so (or even if they’re just curious as to what it takes to create a product), will benefit from attending these sessions.”

AES Executive Director Bob Moses concludes, “”As a former product designer myself, I always found my experiences at AES Conventions to be invaluable in connecting with top recording engineers and learning what they struggled with in the studio. Several products I created were inspired by these conversations. And, of course, I learned pretty much everything I know about audio hanging with these folks.”

For further information about the Product Design Track, FREE Exhibits-Plus badges (pre-registration required), premium All Access badges, and Technical Program information, and more visit http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

137th Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles Offers a Comprehensive Recording and Production Track

— The annual AES Convention is where the Recording and Production Track sessions bring top engineers and producers together to share classic techniques and new ideas with the audio recording community —

New York, NY — Considered by many to be the most popular series of panels and presentations at the annual AES Conventions, the Recording and Production Track will take place each day during the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, set for Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. The sessions that make up the Recording and Production Track cover every major aspect of the practical side of music production, including recording vocals, mixing techniques and mastering, in addition to several special presentations from leaders in the industry.

Of interest to all recording engineers and producers this year will be Thursday’s keynote speech given by legendary engineer/producer Alan Parsons, who will share his insight and experience from being part of some of the greatest recordings of all time. Friday’s keynote will further feature Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, who will share his valuable insights into the music business and the challenges and opportunities available in today’s evolving industry.

Also popular is the Platinum Events series, which covers a variety of topics with high-profile guests and panelists. This year’s Platinum Engineers Panel will feature Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, hosts of the popular weekly pro audio show Pensado’s Place. Attendees will get to see what happens when “The Script Is Flipped” and Pensado and Trawick are put on the other side of the interview – sure to reveal some unique insights and surprises along the way. A Platinum Mastering event will feature acclaimed mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, along with mastering engineer and incoming AES President Andres A. Mayo and other highly respected audio pros such as Bruce Botnick, Mark Donahue and Barak Moffitt, who will discuss the ramifications of the recent defining of “High Resolution Audio.” This presentation will include a guided tour of audio samples, so the audience can hear for themselves how High Resolution Audio can provide the listener with exactly what artists hear in the studio while creating their music.

AES137 will also feature the newest Project Studio Expo – a popular series of events taking place on the exhibition floor targeted to the burgeoning market of project and home studio facilities around the world. The PSE, included with admission to holders of the Free Exhibits-Plus badge, will feature presentations by leading industry engineers, producers, authors, journalists and educators, including Alex Case, Mike Senior, Stephen Webber, Larry Crane, Craig Anderton, Mick Guzauski, John Storyk, Paul White, Hugh Robjohns and others. Presenters will lead attendees through basics such as recording vocals, preparing multitracks for mixing and best practices for proper monitoring, as well as more detailed discussions on how to optimize value when it comes to choosing and purchasing equipment, how to design a great project studio and how to get the most out of a digital audio workstation. The Project Studio Expo will take place Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, throughout show hours.

This year will also offer master classes that deconstruct, track-by-track, original recordings from Fleetwood Mac, the Beach Boys, David Bowie, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the inaugural “Raw Tracks” sessions. On Saturday, October 11, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., “An Afternoon With Geoff Emerick” will get attendees up close and personal with the legendary Beatles engineer (also known for his work with such artists as Elvis Costello, Jeff Beck, The Zombies, Robin Trower and Badfinger), who will expound on stories that are part of the living history of music production. This very special presentation will be enhanced with seldom seen photos and video footage as well as rarely heard audio clips.

Additional Recording and Production Track events include a “Mastering for Engineers” session, a presentation entitled “Inside the Mix” given by multi-GRAMMY® winner David Reitzas, and a session titled “Master Mission: Spreading the Word On Mentoring, Formats, and a Changing Industry,” addressing current changes and opportunities in the burgeoning Recording and Production field.

Another mainstay of the AES conventions – the Technical Tours – will offer participants the chance to tour and experience a variety of top-notch local L.A. facilities, from leading studios to manufacturers and live sound venues. This year’s stops, over the four days of the convention, include Sony Computer Entertainment America, Capitol Studios, 20th Century Fox facilities, Village Studios, the QSC factory, EastWest Studios, Dolby Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Henson Recording Studio and The Dub Stage. Tickets are available for purchase during normal registration hours at the convention center.

Also, for the first time in AES history, there will be a panel officially held in Spanish in an International AES Convention. The panel “Grandes Productores de América Latina” (“Great producers from Latin America”) will bring together several of the biggest names from the region, all of them multiple GRAMMY Award winners, to present their most recent work and discuss the state of the musical industry in Latin America.

“This year’s Recording and Production Track is as exciting and in-depth as it’s ever been,” says Recording Track Co-Chair Andres Mayo. Co-Chair Jim Kaiser adds, “We’ve got the project studio side comprehensively covered by our colleagues at Sound On Sound magazine with the PSE, and we have noted and award-winning engineers and producers covering a wide range of other topics that will give those who attend an enticing and well-rounded experience.”

For information on the Recording and Production Track and how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-registration required) for the AES137 Convention, as well as All Access badge, and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

Hollywood Orchestral Percussion Completes EASTWEST’s Flagship Orchestral Series

Detailed and comprehensive orchestral percussion collection features unprecedented control of sound and instruments

Hollywood, CA – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual instruments for over 25 years, has released Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, produced by award-winning team comprised of Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen, and engineer Shawn Murphy. This release completes the company’s flagship Hollywood Orchestra, which also includes Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Brass, and Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds.

Hollywood Percussion Screen

Hollywood Orchestral Percussion is an utterly unique orchestral percussion library featuring one of America’s very best orchestral percussionists and his inspiring arsenal of instruments. A must have compositional tool for serious composers, Hollywood Orchestral Percussion includes PLAY 4 software, offering powerful scripting for ease of use and up to 5 microphone positions for unprecedented control over each instrument including main pickup (Decca tree), mid pickup, close pickup, surround pickup, and an alternate vintage circa 1945 RCA ribbon room pickup.

Recorded in the famous EASTWEST Studio 1, the home of major Hollywood soundtracks and television themes, Hollywood Orchestral Percussion perfects techniques pioneered in Stormdrum 3, using unique repetition sampling techniques and 8 way round robin that deliver a virtual live performance. The entire collection uses zero noise reduction resulting in a spectacular sound that will virtually jump out of the speakers.

Key features:

• Orchestral percussion staples include timpani, snare drums, cymbals, bass drums, and metals. Each instrument shines with exemplary detail and variety making it possible to find exactly the right sound for any piece of music.

• Specific instruments to handle extreme tempos.

• Most extensive and fluid timpani ever sampled.

• An unprecedented, extensive array of epic anvil samples

• Orchestral chimes are sampled to mimic the sound of real church bells, as the instrument was originally intended.

• Inspiring array of vintage field drums, such as Epic Bass Drum Ensemble and Mahler Hammer give this collection some serious punch.

• For the first time, the celeste has been captured in a multi mic position environment with extremely low noise.

For more details, please visit www.soundsonline.com/hollywood-orchestral-percussion

System Requirements
75GB free hard disc space, iLok security key (not provided).

Pricing & Availability
To purchase and more information, please visit www.soundsonline.com/hollywood-orchestral-percussion

• Diamond Edition: $599
• Gold Edition: $499
• Silver Edition: $249

The Diamond Edition is available for immediate download or supplied on an optional hard drive for ease of installation. For more details, please visit
www.soundsonline.com/hollywood-orchestral-percussion. The Silver Edition will be available later in October 2014.

About EASTWEST
EASTWEST (www. soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for 25 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed soundware developer. More about EASTWEST at soundsonline.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

Middle Atlantic Sets New Standard for Compact Surge Protection

MAP Compact Surge
Fairfield, NJ––The new Series Protection™ and 2-Stage Compact Surge Devices from Middle Atlantic Products establish new industry standards for reduced size, rapid response time and comprehensive surge protection.

Offering the fastest responding technology in the most compact stand-alone surge protection device in the industry, the new Series Protection system is engineered with non-sacrificial and non-degrading protection to ensure system reliability by effectively absorbing surges without contaminating the system ground. It safeguards against both under and over voltage events with automatic recovery that does not require a hard reset after a surge event, minimizing system downtime.

The new MOV protected 2-Stage unit is the industry’s most compact stand-alone surge protection device that deflects surge events from line to neutral without contaminating the system ground. It safeguards against both over and under voltage events and its two-stage technology provides enhanced surge protection. Quality fire-protected components eliminate the risk of fire associated with surge events.

Both of these devices can power and protect displays, extenders, digital signage players and more, while their ultra compact size makes them ideal for installation behind flat panel displays, in furniture, within ceiling and wall boxes or in a traditional rack already filled with components.

For technical specifications and in-depth information about Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.

Middle Atlantic Products has been part of the Legrand group since its acquisition in 2011.

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us

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