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New Control Room at Central Arizona College’s Recording Engineering Program Gets a Lift with Genelec 8260A 3-Way Monitors

— Genelec’s acclaimed proprietary GLM™ and AutoCal™ technology let the control room be
used as a teaching environment, as students and instructors can move around the room and don’t have to stay locked to the traditional sweet spot —

NATICK, MA, August 23, 2011 — Genelec Active DSP Monitors continuously demonstrate how they help make professional audio environments flexible and sound better, and that is exactly what a new pair of Genelec 8260A Tri-Amplified DSP monitors have done for the recently expanded Entertainment Industry Technology A.A.S. degree program at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Arizona. The Signal Peak campus, one of ten locations in the Pinal County Community College District, has a new control room – the facility’s third – that will be used as a teaching environment for the school’s recording engineering program, and monitoring environment that can accommodate as many as 15 students and allow instructors to move about the room as needed. The Genelec 8260A monitors are equipped with Genelec’s renowned AutoCal™ automated room calibration, which provides consistent and accurate monitoring for a multichannel audio system in widely varying room environments. more

Netia CMS to Enable SONUMA Digital Archive Project

NETIA Software Suite to Streamline End-to-End Workflow — From Ingest and Indexing to Search and Delivery — for 120,000 Hours of RTBF Content

CLARET, France — Aug. 22, 2011 — NETIA today announced that Belgium’s SONUMA, a subsidiary of RTBF (Radio Télévision Belge Francophone) and the publicly funded company responsible for the digitization and commercialization of RTBF audiovisual archives, is implementing the NETIA content management system (CMS) to manage tens of thousands of hours of archive video and audio. The NETIA CMS will simplify the task of preserving, managing, and accessing content within SONUMA’s rapidly growing digital library, which in turn will support hundreds of RTBF journalists and enable delivery of archived media to the company’s partner news organizations. more

131st AES Convention Historical Events: Stokowski to Sear

+ The History Of Recording – From 1 Mic To 24 Tracks & Audio Archiving
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NEW YORK:
“The goal of the AES Convention Historical Program is to revisit the accomplishments of pro audio past masters within a context which makes them relevant to next-generation audio practitioners,” states 131st AES Convention Chair Jim Anderson. “This year, longtime Historical Events Chair Harry Hirsch has nurtured four events which fully serve that objective.” Scheduled for Oct. 20 thru 23 in NY’s Jacob Javits Convention Center, this year’s convention is expected to attract over 20,000 attendees from around the world. more

131st AES Convention Master Class Program: Studies In Excellence

Tony Visconti On Recording Legends – Skip Lievsay On Mixing Blockbuster Films

Plus Human Hearing 101, Recording Large Orchestras for Feature Films & More aes-131-master-class-chair-alan-silverman.jpg

NEW YORK: “Designed to provide authoritative insights into significant technical issues, the Master Class Program represents a high point of every AES Convention,” remarked 131st Chair Jim Anderson. “Back for a return engagement as AES Convention Master Class Chair, Alan Silverman has once again developed a compelling group of extraordinarily accomplished audio industry icons.” Poised to draw thousands of audio professionals from around the world, this year’s event is set for October 20-23 at New York’s Javits Convention Center. more

Sennheiser Supports Unsigned Artists with The Sessions

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Montreal – August 16, 2011 – Audio manufacturer Sennheiser is showcasing independent artists through The Sessions, a series of locally produced music shows featuring unsigned local bands and solo acts that will culminate in a grand finale in September where one act will be awarded a Sennheiser prize pack valued at $5,000.

The Sessions kicked off in February at The Guitar Boutique (aka The Ranch) in Bethany, Ontario with six bands getting the chance to play through a premium range of sound equipment, including K-array loudspeakers and Sennheiser microphones. A second Session in July saw the event move outdoors, while expanding to include 19 bands over a two-day ribfest event. An August Session will feature 22 bands before the grand finale takes place in September. more

David Crowder *Band Takes Sennheiser Along for its Final Nationwide Tour

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Old Lyme, Conn. – August 15, 2011 – As the David Crowder*Band (DC*B) wraps up the remaining festival dates, conferences and one-off performances on its current tour, the band looks forward to embarking on what is likely to be its final tour as a band this fall. Audio specialist Sennheiser will be along for each of the remaining shows, which are on track to selling out to capacity. For the last several years, DC*B has relied on Sennheiser wireless systems and microphones for outstanding sound quality for both vocals and instruments throughout its touring operation.

In what is to be its final year as a band, 2011 has already seen DC*B nominated for a Grammy. The band let loose during its live performances so far this year, playing sets in excess of two hours of lesser-known material in smaller, more intimate venues. No matter what size venue the band plays, their collection of Sennheiser microphones and wireless systems helps the band’s sound remain true –- both to themselves and hundreds of thousands of fans. more

AES Platinum Panels: ‘The Studio As An Instrument’ and – ‘The Producers Portfolio’

Creating Hits With The Flaming Lips, Bob Dylan, The National, Bjork, Amy Winehouse, Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney & More

NEW YORK: Eagerly anticipated, AES Convention,janice_david_lores.jpg Platinum Panels always attract top-tier producer and engineer participants and, substantial audiences seeking knowledge and inspiration. For the 131st AES Convention, SonicScoop co-founders, Janice Brown and David Weiss have developed unique events focused on innovative concepts and featuring participants who have achieved the dual pinnacles of creative and popular success.

“We are fortunate to have tapped into the insights and connectivity of these accomplished chroniclers of today’s audio industry,” Convention Chair Jim Anderson remarked. “They are totally plugged-in to the creative community, and we are confident their journalistic acumen will bring an unconventional perspective to their panels. In a related announcement, legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering & DVD is currently developing his popular Platinum Mastering Panel,” Anderson adds, “news of that event will be announced soon.” more

Guitar Center Professional Appoints Kurtis Ewing Account Manager

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 9, 2011 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the appointment of Kurtis Ewing to the position of Account Manager, based in the company’s Sherman Oaks, California location, effective immediately. In his new position, Ewing will draw on his extensive experience in sound production to help GC Pro expand its presence in the studio, live, post-production and house-of-worship market sectors. The announcement was made by GC Pro Vice President Rick Plushner and further underscores GC Pro’s ongoing commitment to the continuing growth of GC Pro as a turnkey supplier for professional end users.

Ewing brings a wealth of experience in the music production, television and house-of-worship market sectors to the GC Pro team. As a third-generation TV soundman, he knows the unique needs of the Southern California audio industry. With a high level of expertise, Kurtis is passionate about servicing GC Pro’s diverse client base in Los Angeles, including the post-production and composer communities. Ewing has a talent for producing music, and aside from his work in TV sound, he has written music for such hip-hop stars as The Game, Ne-Yo and many more. more

Neumann Introduces Three New Digital Microphones and Portable, Two-Channel Digital Interface

Old Lyme, Conn. – August 9, 2011: Neumann, manufacturer of the world’s most highly regarded microphones, announces four new digital products: the KMS 104 D and KMS 105 D vocal microphones, the KMR 81 D shotgun microphone and the portable DMI-2 digital converter. The addition of these items into Neumann’s existing digital portfolio highlights its leadership position in the digital microphone category, while breaking new ground in live, broadcast and portable microphone applications.

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Digital microphones for live vocal applications
Building on the success of the Neumann KMS 104 and KMS 105 condenser vocal microphones, Neumann introduces their digital counterparts: the KMS 104 D and KMS 105 D (MSRP: $1,398). Equipped with the core features of the existing models, the KMS 104 D, with its cardioid pattern, and the KMS 105 D, with its super-cardioid pattern, offer additional digital advantages such as an extended dynamic range, more robust operation and integrated peak limiters that prevent clipping. more

DK-Technologies Appoints Lift AV as New US Distributor

With the launch of its groundbreaking Compact Audio Loudness (CALM) meter, DK-Technologies is anticipating a significant growth in demand from international broadcasters – both for this meter and for all of the other products in its audio and video metering and monitoring range.

In order to cope with the expected increase in demand in the US, DK-Technologies has appointed Lift AV as its new distributor, with responsibility for the entire DK-Technologies product range.

Based in Kirkland, near Seattle, Lift AV was formed in 2007 by Steve Palermo and system designers, David Ellis and Justin Friesen. Its client base is primarily commercial and broadcast clients, production studios and houses of worship. Lift AV provides clients with design, sales and support for audio, video and lighting applications.
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Steve Palermo, President of Lift AV, says: “Lift AV has had excellent success placing DK products with end users for several years now and after looking at this opportunity to distribute DK in the US, we felt it was a perfect fit. DK has a proven record of producing reliable and quality products. We’ve always had great working relationship in the past and this further strengthens those ties.” more

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