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Spectre 1.5 Takes Audio Analysis to Brilliant New Heights

Latest Version of Real-Time Multi-Analyzer for Mac OS X Includes New Meters, Inspector Window and Specially Priced Starter License

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – First-time users and existing fans alike have plenty to discover in the newest version of Spectre, the real-time multi-analyzer from Audio�le Engineering. Developed exclusively for Mac OS X, Spectre 1.5 not only offers versatile and precise tools for examining live audio, but also makes those tools simpler and more approachable than ever before. New features include an Inspector window that reduces desktop clutter, additional metering and �ltering options, and a specially priced Spectre Starter licensing option designed for beginners and students.

“Whether you’re working in a world-class concert hall, a home studio or anywhere in-between, Spectre delivers professional-grade audio analysis at an accessible price point,â€? said Matthew Foust, co-founder and Managing Partner of Audioï¬?le Engineering. “The new features in version 1.5 include several that were speciï¬?cally requested by users, which makes us even more conï¬?dent in our commitment to providing the best customer support in the industry.â€? more

Neutrik USA, Inc. Expands Operations With Opening Of New Facility

Larger Location Supports Company’s Growth, Streamlines Workflow and Increases Service Training

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CHARLOTTE, NC, JANUARY 6, 2011 – Neutrik USA, the leading manufacturer of professional audio, video, data and industrial connectors, is proud to announce the opening of its new, larger U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The company relocated and settled into its 25,000-square-foot facility on January 3, 2011, where it will continue its history of more than 22 years of providing the highest quality professional audio, video, data and industrial connectors. Executives from Neutrik USA will be available to discuss the new location in further detail during Winter NAMM 2011 at Booth 6320, Hall A.

“This move is part of Neutrik’s continued commitment to our customers and to our partners in the marketplace,� says Peter Milbery, president of Neutrik USA. “It will allow for greater operational capacity, which translates into greater opportunities to provide service for Neutrik customers, sales reps and partners. We look forward to our continued success in our new home this year and beyond.� more

Hosa Technology Introduces Hosa Pro Microphone Cables

hosa_promic_hi.jpgBuena Park, CA… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Hosa Pro Microphone Cables. Combining first-rate cable for enhanced signal transmission and audio quality, world-class REAN connectors by Neutrik AG, and class-leading workmanship, the new Hosa Pro Microphone Cables re-define the landscape for professional quality cables at a midline price.

Cable quality is crucial to signal transmission and sound clarity. In this regard, the new Hosa Pro Microphone Cables raise the bar for products in their price range. These outstanding products feature 20 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors for enhanced signal clarity, conductive PVC to absorb handling noise, a 90% OFC braided shield for effective EMI and RFI rejection, and a beefy, 6.8 mm outside diameter (OD) jacket for exceptional durability on-stage. more

Waves Audio to Offer Attractive New Prices

KNOXVILLE, TN, January 3, 2011 — As part of an ongoing strategy to make its products more accessible and reach an even wider audience, Waves is announcing that they have released new, attractive pricing across their entire product line. This latest move joins the company’s other promotional activities such as free live events and online webinars which bring leading producers and engineers directly to the audio community.

In an era when hit singles and award-winning recordings are being created anywhere and everywhere, beginning January 2011, Waves is announcing price changes that are at an average of 40% lower then the 2010 price list MSRP. The freedom offered by today’s technology opens up a new world of unlimited creative possibilities and Waves is proud to be part of that world. more

Denon Profesional Now Shipping DN-F650R From New Line of Solid-state Audio Recorders

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— Company unveils intuitive, state-of-the-art, digitally-based audio recording solutions for contractors, consultants and system integrators —

Denon® Professional, a leader in digital recording and playback solutions for the fixed installation and education market sectors, is now shipping its DN-F650R Solid-state Audio Recorder. The new recorder further emphasizes the continued growth of Denon Professional, as well as the company’s commitment to providing consultants and contractors with digitally-based, solid media products that feature no moving parts, with high reliability and maintenance-free operation under the most challenging conditions.

The DN-F650R Solid-state Audio Recorder takes audio recording to new levels by implementing stable and reliable solid-state media technology as the source medium. This product is able to record and read MP3 files and uncompressed WAV files to and from SD or SDHC cards and USB drives as well, which utilize technology that is far more stable and reliable in demanding applications than the “spinning� CD. All of the advanced features that have made Denon Professional famous for reliable recording have been implemented in the DN-F650R. Additionally, many of the company’s professional playback features have been added to the DN-F650R as well. Because of their robust and reliable solid-state media format, the DN-F650R is ideal for audio recording in a myriad of demanding applications, including the Studio, Broadcast, Houses of Worship, Government, Meeting and Conference Recording. more

Waves Audio to Receive Technical Grammy Award

— Company acknowledged for its contribution of outstanding technical excellence to the recording field —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, December 23, 2010 — Waves Audio was informed that it will be presented with a prestigious Technical GRAMMY Award during the GRAMMY Week celebration in February 2011. The news was made public as part of The Recording Academy announcing its Special Merit Awards recipients, with Waves Audio as a Technical GRAMMY Award honoree. A special invitation-only ceremony will be held during GRAMMY Week on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, and a formal acknowledgment will be made during the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, which will be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. With this presentation of the Technical GRAMMY, Waves joins a prestigious list of previous recipients which includes such well-known names as Apple Computer, Inc., Sony/Philips, Shure Incorporated and Yamaha Corporation.

This Special Merit GRAMMY is awarded by vote of the Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Producers & Engineers Wing Chapter Committees and ratification by The Recording Academy’s National Trustees to companies that have made outstanding contributions of technical significance to the recording field. more

Sennheiser Conference System Easily Translates Between English and Inuktitut

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KUGAARUK, NUNAVUT – DECEMBER 2010: Home to approximately eight-hundred native Inuit and a handful of southerners, the municipality of Kugaaruk brushes up against the Arctic Ocean, in the far northern Nunavut Territory of Canada. It is the location of Canada’s coldest recorded wind chill (-78 degrees Celsius) and a place where the day is seldom punctuated by a rising or setting sun. It is also the location of very favorable seal hunting and a place where polar bear sightings are commonplace. In their meetings every two weeks, Kugaaruk council members rely on a conference system so that Christopher Amautinuar can translate between English and Inuktitut. Kugaaruk recently replaced an aged and problematic conference system with a new Sennheiser conference system that delivers spoken word with perfect clarity and intelligibility. more

AES Announces Dates For 130th & 131st 2011 Conventions

javits-center-nyc-night-low-res.jpgNEW YORK: Audio Engineering Society Executive Director Roger Furness has announced that the 130th AES Convention will be held in the Novotel London West Convention Centre, Friday, May 13 – Monday, May 16. The 131st Convention is confirmed for NYC’s Jacob Javits Center, Thursday, October 20 thru Sunday, Oct. 23.

“Extraordinarily positive attendee and exhibitor feedback confirmed the success of our 129th Convention in San Francisco this past November,” Furness said. “We received high marks on all levels, technical, social and organizational. A palpable sense of optimism permeated the entire event.

“Our Convention Committees have already begun the year-long process of developing both these major 2011 events. The call for papers has been posted for the London Convention, and NY Convention Chair Jim Anderson meets this week with our Committee here to begin plans for October,” Furness adds. more

Symetrix Promotes Paul Roberts and Brooke Macomber

paul_roberts_2010.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 2010: Symetrix announces the promotions of Paul Roberts and Brooke Macomber. Roberts, previously the Director of Sales and Marketing, to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Macomber, previously Inside Sales and Marketing Manager, to Director of Business Development. Though their contributions are distinct, each has demonstrated uncommon capability and drive, and each will expand their positive impacts on Symetrix in their new roles.

In his new role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Roberts will spearhead worldwide sales management and policy, personally handle all international sales, manage U.S. regional and international sales representatives, develop corporate marketing and promotion strategies, and oversee the shipping and technical support departments. “I am excited to take on my new and expanded responsibilities,” said Roberts, who has been with the company for ten years. “Symetrix continues to grow, earning the loyalty of more

Yahoo! Symetrix Jupiter to the Broadcast Rescue

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SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 2010: To maintain its leadership of online content delivery, the Yahoo! sports broadcast facility, which produces original webcasts, including Sunday’s popular “Fantasy Football Live,” recently upgraded its video equipment to high-definition (HD). Top systems integrator, Snader and Associates (San Rafael, California) performed the original upgrade and recently returned and installed two of Symetrix’ new cost-effective ‘zero learning curve’ processors to conquer unforeseen delays in the video signal.

Internet giant Yahoo! continues to define the next generation of online content with a customizable and immersively interactive sports channel commanding the loyalty of millions. Yahoo! coverage of the 2010 Olympics proved even more popular than NBC’s! After the analog sunset switch to HD, latencies in the new system led to unacceptable delays in the video signal relative to the audio signal. The Symetrix Jupiter processors, not only vanquished more

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