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Sennheiser MKH 8060, MKH 8070 Digital Microphones Capture Sounds and Excitement of 2011 US Open of Surfing

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Huntington Beach, California, September 9, 2011 – At this year’s US Open of Surfing, a nine-day broadcast event in which the top surfers in the world compete for a $100,000 top prize, digital Sennheiser MKH microphones were on hand to capture every sonic detail of the excitement – which also included a BMX riding and skating competition.

The annual US Open of Surfing is attended by over 500,000 people and held on a beach that stretches over 300 yards. For this year’s broadcast, Hollywood-based Coffey Sound deployed Sennheiser’s latest MKH shotgun microphones: the MKH 8060 and MKH 8070, equipped with MZD 8000 digital output modules. The digital microphones not only provided improved clarity and detail of the audio, but also provided an important element of weather resistance required to take on a cruel outdoor environment fraught with wind, moisture and salty air. more

Sound Devices Intos Pix to European Market at IBC 2011

New Line of Portable Audio/Video Recorders Debuts at this Year’s Show

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 — Sound Devices, experts in portable hard-disk recording for audio, is presenting its first line of portable audio/video recorders to the European market at IBC 2011 (Hall 8, Stand E72). Sound Devices brings its recording technology to video with the introduction of PIX audio/video recorders, consisting of two models — PIX 220 and PIX 240.sound-devices-pix-240.jpg

“Sound Devices previewed its new line of PIX recorders at this year’s NAB show and had such an overwhelming positive response, that we are now officially launching the product at IBC,” says Jon Tatooles, managing director of Sound Devices. “Continuing our heritage in field production, we’ve taken the next step and introduced high-performance video along with high performance audio with our new PIX recorders. While our existing products have become the audio recorder of choice for countless productions worldwide, camera and sound operators alike will soon be able to count on these new high-performance audio/video recorders in the field as well.” more

131st AES Convention Tech Tours Personify NYC’s Audio Diversity

From $36 Million DiMenna Center to Sear Sound & Brooklynphono
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NEW YORK: No city personifies diversity like New York. The multiplicity of recording and performing options here would be hard to match in any of the world’s great cities. AES 131st Convention Committee Chair Jim Anderson reports that Technical Tour Chair Lou Manno and Joel Spector of the AES NY Section have developed a series of tours, which dramatically illustrate the scope of NYC’s thriving pro audio community. “There is so much going on in this town that the most difficult part of the job is making a final choice,” Anderson says. “Lou and Joel have clearly got their fingers on the pulse of the city. Their selections should be of great interest to our attendees.” more

WSDG Marks European Expansion With New Offices in Germany, Spain

BASEL, SWITZERLAND: Dirk Noy, Walters-Storyk Design Group partner and European GM, has announced the opening of new offices in Cologne, Germany and Barcelona, Spain.

Carlo Fickler, a WSDG team-member since 2006, will lead the Cologne branch. An expert in architectural acoustics and audio/visual technology integration, Fickler will concentrate his energies on existing projects and on expanding the firms’ client base on the Continent. Fickler completed the interdisciplinary program in audio and video technology at the University of Applied Sciences and Robert-Schumann-College of Music Duesseldorf in 2004. Following a year as an assistant recording engineer in NYC, and some freelance work as a sound engineer in Germany, he joined WSDG in Basel Switzerland in 2006.

WSDG’s Cologne branch is equipped with a full complement of advanced measurement equipment and software tools to analyze all room, structural and electro acoustical issues. In keeping with the firm’s business plan, Fickler will interact with all international WSDG offices, and continue to lend his expertise to the firms’ global network of architectural and acoustical experts. more

Jünger Audio Boosts International Sales Team With Two New Appointments

peter-poers-jochen-wainwright-and-christoph-harm-junger-audio.jpgDynamics processing manufacturer Jünger Audio has boosted its international sales team by appointing two sales representatives, Christoph Harm and Jochen Wainwright.

Christoph Harm joins the company from Riedel Communications where he held the position of International Sales Manager with responsibility for the sales of all Riedel products and for generating new business. He will now be based at Jünger Audio’s Berlin office and will be responsible for sales across a number of territories including Italy, BeNeLux, the Middle East, Central Asia, parts of Africa and India. more

Auralex Increases Operations with New Headquarters

Move Supports Company’s Growth, Streamlines Workflow and Increases Warehouse Space

auralex_hq_2011.jpgINDIANAPOLIS, IN, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, is proud to announce the opening of its new 25,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, IN. Executives from Auralex Acoustics will be available to discuss the new location in further detail during CEDIA 2011 (Booth 1017).

“This move is part of Auralex’s continued commitment to its customers, reps and partners,” says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics. “The new space allows for greater operational capacity, which translates into greater opportunities to provide better service to our customers.” more

Harris Corporation Tightly Integrates RF and IP Transport within Intraplex HD Link STL System for Radio Broadcasters

MELBOURNE, FL/DENVER, September 6, 2011 (Radio Show – Booth 201) — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, introduces more IP networking capabilities to its Intraplex® HD Link™ studio-to-transmitter link (STL) system heading into the 2011 Radio Show (Hyatt Regency Chicago, September 14-16).intraplex_stl_receiver_front_press.jpg

Harris introduced HD Link in 2009 to support 950 MHz microwave STL applications for the transport of analog AM/FM and digital program services, including HD Radio™ broadcasting and multicasting. Harris will show HD Link at the 2011 Radio Show, along with a 10kW model from its recently-introduced Flexiva™ air-cooled, solid-state transmitter family, and a range of PR&E® studio systems and consoles for standalone and networked studio environments. more

It’s Live! 131st AES Convention Preliminary Event Calendar

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NEW YORK: With the culmination of fine-tuning for the eagerly awaited 131st AES Convention, comes the posting of the Preliminary Event Calendar. Chock full of descriptive abstracts, dates, times and presenter details, the PEC represents a full year of intensive activity. The volunteer Convention Committee focused on developing timely, meticulously researched and impossible to duplicate: Broadcast/Streaming, Education, Game Audio, Historical, Live Sound, Master Class, Paper, Platinum, Product Design, Special Events, Tech Tours, Tutorials and Workshops. A microcosm of the Convention itself, the AES PEC symbolizes the very best that the pro audio industry and the AES have to offer. more

AES Educational Foundation Announces 2011 Awards

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NEW YORK: The Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation Board of Directors and president Don Puluse have announced the recipients of the 2011 AES Educational Grants for Graduate Studies in Audio Engineering and related fields. President Puluse has also announced the introduction of a new scholarship, named in honor of Emil Torick, founding member and president of the AES Educational Foundation since its inception in 1984 through 2009. This year’s John Eargle Scholar is David Benson, who will receive a PhD from Schulich School of Music, McGill University, which is where he earned his previous degrees. The Eargle award is given annually to a student who excels in both technology and music. more

AES Pre-Convention Splash As Oral History Project Hits Facebook, Twitter & YouTube

50 X 50 Campaign Breaks 9.4.11 With Audio Luminary DVD Highlight Clips

NEW YORK: Penetrating, insightful, illuminating and entertaining, the on-going AES DVD Oral History Project is dedicated to preserving the genius of iconic audio pioneers in their own words. In conjunction with the upcoming 131st AES Convention set for Oct. 20 – 23rd at NY’s Javits Center, Committee Chair Jim Anderson developed a fast-paced series of YouTube clips and rousing video promo videos to highlight the series.

Beginning 9.4.11, one video per day will automatically be delivered to the phones of the subscribers. The promos will also be posted on YouTube and Facebook and Twitter. The campaign will wrap on October 23rd, 2011, the last day of the 131st Convention. more

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