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Neumann KH 120 Monitors ‘Carry the Quality’ For Renaissance Audio Practitioner and McGill University Professor George Massenburg

Old Lyme, Conn., October 22, 2011: Over the course of his five-decade long career, George Massenburg has been a successful equipment designer and manufacturer, an internationally renowned record producer and engineer, a multi Grammy® Award winner, and a member of the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress. More recently, he has turned yet another page in his career, and is now an associate professor at Montreal’s prestigious McGill University, where he was named to the Dean’s Chair in the Schulich School of Music in 2010.

Fifty years ago, Massenburg first had the opportunity to hear a Neumann U 67 — a microphone he eventually acquired and still cherishes. Just weeks ago, he tried the new Neumann KH 120 studio monitor, which has earned a coveted spot in his daily workflow. In his role at McGill, the only university in North America to offer a Master’s and PhD degrees in sound recording, Massenburg is helping students understand the role that audio plays in a much broader context of film and multimedia. more

Myers Enables Metadata Delivery For PBS Channel In The United Kingdom

Northampton, MA – Myers Information Systems – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced the successful implementation of a metadata delivery platform that will enable the airing of PBS content to audiences internationally. The platform was developed for PBS Distribution (PBSd), a joint venture of PBS and WGBH, Boston’s prolific public television outlet, with international rights to a significant library of public television titles. Myers will supply metadata for the programs identified by PBSd, enabling the new PBS UK service to populate its traffic and scheduling system.

“Myers’ long-standing commitment to PBS, coupled with an in-depth understanding of our operations, made the company an ideal trusted partner for this unique outreach project,” said Tom Koch, vice president of PBS Distribution. “We look forward to a successful collaboration with the Myers team as we extend our programming to new audiences overseas.” more

Auralex Application Specialist to Present at AES 2011

Daniel Porter to Share Expertise on Acoustic Theory and how it Applies to Real-World Applications

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 20, 2011 — Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, will participate in PMC/Prism Sound’s Masters of Audio Series seminar during AES 2011. Auralex Application Specialist Daniel Porter will share his acoustical expertise with attendees, providing practical tips on how to handle several real-world recording and performing scenarios.

The session, titled “From the Bedroom to Dubbing Stage,” is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1E06. The session will demonstrate the importance of acoustics in any space where critical decisions are made during the creation of music. Porter will discuss a range of typical acoustical challenges (room nodes, reflections, reverberation, etc.) and the available solutions (bass trapping, absorption, diffusion and isolation) for spaces ranging from project studios to large concert venues. more

iZotope Announces Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced

Ozone 5 Advanced to Debut at 131st AES Show in New York, NY.

AES – New York, New York – Booth 361 (October 20, 2011) – iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in digital audio signal processing, announces new product Ozone 5 Advanced as well as Ozone 5, an update to its critically-acclaimed software mastering suite. An exclusive preview of Ozone 5 Advanced will be available at the iZotope AES Booth 361 throughout the show.

“Whether you’re a musician, engineer, or mastering pro, Ozone 5 lets you master music and other audio simply and efficiently,” says Nick Dika, iZotope Senior Product Manager. “Ozone 5 is the biggest update we’ve ever offered, with improvements that will appeal to Ozone experts and new users alike. Ozone 5 Advanced is designed to set a new industry standard for mastering tools. Advanced includes many exclusive features, and offers mixing and mastering engineers an even higher level of flexibility, precision and control.” more

Aerosmith and Producer Jack Douglas Use Endless Analog’s CLASP™ on Sessions for Upcoming Album

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— Aerosmith’s new album, the first in eight years, will feature a rich analog sound made possible with the use of CLASP™ (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) —

NASHVILLE, TN, October 6, 2011 — Excitement among fans is electric at the news that Aerosmith is hard at work on their 14th studio album, set to be released in May 2012. It is a testament to the band’s legacy as one of the greatest bands in the world that each new Aerosmith album release is still such a huge event. Fans have been clamoring for a new set of material since 2001’s Just Push Play and 2004’s bluesy covers album Honkin’ on Bobo, and the sessions for the new record are rendering something very special – something that producer Jack Douglas is calling “raw” and “nasty.” Aerosmith’s decision to again collaborate with Douglas, who helmed sessions for the band’s classic 1970s LP’s Get Your Wings, Toys in the Attic and Rocks, indicates that the band is trying to capture an old-school, classic vibe on the new set. Helping Douglas, engineer Warren Huart and the band achieve the right sound is Endless Analog ’s CLASP™ (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system, which uniquely integrates analog tape into the digital audio workstation environment. Together, they have all become huge CLASP devotees, and in fact they are using four CLASP units on the sessions. more

Recording Academy Memphis Chapter and Producers & Engineers Wing Hold Grammy GPS: A Roadmap for Today’s Music Biz

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (October 6, 2011) — On Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, and Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing® presented GRAMMY GPS: A Roadmap for Today’s Music Biz.

Held over two days at the STAX Music Academy, GRAMMY GPS encompassed numerous musical performances and a full day of professional development including six panels and a keynote by Daniel Glass, head of innovative indie label Glassnote Records, home to the Givers, Mumford & Sons and Phoenix, among other critical favorites. more

Eastwest Offers 50% off with “Rocktober 3 Pack HD”

Save 50% on 3 eligible EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP products in October

Hollywood, CA (October 5, 2011) – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual software instruments is back with their popular and updated ROCKTOBER 3 PACK HD special. Customers can save 50% of the individual retail price of any eligible 3 EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP virtual instruments until October 31, 2011.

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The standard edition of the ROCKTOBER 3 PACK HD features some of EASWEST’s latest products; Ministry of Rock 2, The Dark Side, and Spaces Convolution Reverb, all for $599/€459 shipped on a Terabyte hard drive. If customers already own one or more of the standard selection, they can change any or all of the 3 products and still get 50% off the retail price, and they can add as many products as they wish at the same discount. Changes to the standard product selection may increase the overall price. The ROCKTOBER 3 PACK HD includes FREE worldwide shipping and ships on Terapack 2, or customers can choose DVDs. All available selections are included on the 1TB hard drive, and those not purchased can be auditioned for 10 days each, the ultimate way to test drive the multiple award-winning EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP collection. more

New Lower Price Announced on Korg’s MR-2 DSD Recorder

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MELVILLE, NY, October 3, 2011 — Korg announces lower pricing on the latest addition to its popular MR Series of DSD digital recorders, the MR-2 High Resolution Mobile Recorder. The new pricing represents an average savings to consumers of $200.

As with all of Korg’s MR recorders, the MR-2 records in the ultra-high fidelity DSD format, with a sampling rate of 2.8 MHz, capturing every sonic detail while preserving the ambience of the original recording location. For job-specific recording, the MR-2 can also record in any of the popular multi-bit formats, from MP2 and MP3 up to 24-bit/192 kHz. more

Korg Announces Fall “Rake In The Rebates” Consumer Savings

MELVILLE, NY, October 3, 2011 — Korg USA has announced a new fall rebate promotion on some of their most popular models. The mail-in rebate period runs from October 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, and applies to new products purchased by U.S. residents from an authorized Korg dealer in the USA. Full details and a downloadable rebate coupon can be found at www.korg.com/promo.
Cash rebates are available on the following products:
R3 MMT Modeling Synth with Full Size Keys $100 Rebate
PS60 Powerful, Portable Performance Keyboard $100 Rebate
Pitchblack High-Visibility, Multi-Mode Pedal Tuner $20 Rebate
Monotron On-The-Go Analog Ribbon Synthesizer $20 Rebate more

The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing and Los Angeles Chapter Hold Up Close and Personal Event with Alex da Kid and Skylar Grey

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (September 29, 2011) — On Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at The Recording Academy headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., the Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing and Los Angeles Chapter presented Up Close & Personal with Alex da Kid and Skylar Grey. Moderated by on-air personality, artist and cultural curator DJ Skee, this engaging Q&A explored the careers, inspirations and creative collaboration of GRAMMY-nominated producer Alex da Kid and GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Skylar Grey. After working on her album in an artist retreat in the woods of Oregon, Grey, in need of a great producer, reached out to her publisher in New York. After a few email exchanges, Alex sent her a beat, to which Grey came up with the hook for “Love The Way You Lie,” and a creative synergy was born. The collaborative duo discussed their individual journeys, their advice for aspiring music makers and Grey’s album coming out on Interscope Records in early 2012.

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