131st AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panel Breaks New Ground

All Star Mastering Pros To Address New Apple iTunes Producer

NEW YORK: Perhaps the most prolific mastering engineer of all time, Gateway Mastering founder Bob Ludwig, has set a standard for excellence not only with his many Grammy Award-winning credits (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, etc), but with the many stellar AES Conventionaes-platinum-mastering-moderator-bob_ludwig.jpg Platinum Mastering Panels he has developed and moderated.

Ludwig’s 131st AES Convention Platinum event will break new ground with its premise: YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE HAVE ANSWERS: Panelists: Adam Ayan, Gateway Mastering Studios (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails); Chris Gehringer, Sterling Sound, NYC (Lady Gaga, Nelly, Cee Lo Green); Scott Hull, Masterdisk, NYC (Sting, Lou Reed, Miles Davis); Darcy Proper, Wisseloord Studios, The Netherlands (Eric Clapton, Steely Dan); and Barak Moffitt, EVP EMI Label Group (Capitol Studios), who will provide the record label perspective on today’s mastering process. The panel will address the latest trends and techniques in mastering; the state of the record industry; the de-evolution of the opportunity for learning through apprenticeship and most importantly take a lot of questions from the audience. more…

Jampro To Buy ADC Broadcast

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JAMPRO Antennas, Inc. has agreed with ADC UK Ltd. to purchase the Alan Dick Broadcast Division.

Jampro is the oldest antenna and RF device company in North America and ADC Broadcast is the most well established antenna, device, and broadcast services organization in the UK, Middle East and Africa for the past 30 years. more…

Egyptian Broadcasting Network Orders 20 Jampro Flat Panel FM Antennas

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Sacramento, CA (September 7, 2011) – Egyptian Radio and TV Union (ERTU) recently placed a major order for 20 Jampro flat panel FM antennas according to an announcement made here today by Alex M. Perchevitch, president of the manufacturing company. ERTU is Egypt’s national broadcasting network as well as the largest radio and television broadcaster in the Middle East with a total audience of approximately 60 million.

“We are gratified that ERTU returned to Jampro once again for their antenna needs. They have found our antennas are not only a cost effective solution, but have also performed reliably for decades under the harshest hot weather conditions including violent sand storms,” said Perchevitch. more…

Harris Boosts ACC+ Efficiency for AM Broadcasters

Harris is helping AM broadcasters significantly reduce average power consumption and operating costs with its next-generation Adaptive Carrier Control Plus (ACC+) systems. 3DX Front Panel

Harris has been providing ACC systems to international customers since the launch of the Super Power DX AM transmitter in 1993, with subsequent updates for ACC+ systems. Harris engaged with the FCC to authorize use of ACC/ACC+ technology in the U.S. earlier this year following a successful trial with Alaska Public Broadcasting. Harris also did extensive testing to validate ACC and ACC+ viability for HD Radio broadcasting on the AM dial.

Harris is now leveraging its PowerSmart® technology, first deployed in its latest DTV UHF/VHF and FM transmitters, for its next-generation ACC+ systems — producing up to a 35-percent reduction in energy use for AM broadcasters. Harris PowerSmart technology leverages green technology to increase power density, reduce footprint, and improve reliability through simpler designs and better operational efficiency. more…

AES Educational Events: Programmed To Elucidate

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NEW YORK: 131st AES Convention Chair Jim Anderson reports that Education Committee Chair John Krivit has fashioned one of the conventions’ most eclectic and colorful programs. “From a one-on-one conversation with recording star Ben Folds to highly anticipated Alex Case Tutorials on Delay and Comb Filters, this year’s Education Events will cover issues totally connected to today’s generation of college level audio students,” Anderson says. Scheduled for Oct. 20-23, the Convention will be held in NY’s Jacob Javits Center. more…

Hal Leonard Publishes “The Future of the Music Business”

Third Edition: How to succeed with the new digital technologies by Steve Gordon

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Montclair, NJ – Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has published The Future of the Music Business ($29.99) by Steve Gordon. This Third Edition is a practical guide for artists and entrepreneurs on how to succeed in the music business with the new digital technologies.

New technologies are revolutionizing the music business. While these changes may be smashing traditional business models and creating havoc among the major record companies, they are also providing new opportunities for unsigned artists, independent labels, and music business entrepreneurs. more…

Sound Devices Wave Agent Software Hits 20,000 Registered User Mark

A Comprehensive and Indispensable Tool to Prepare and Edit Audio File Metadata

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 — Sound Devices, experts in portable hard-disk recording for audio, is proud to announce at IBC 2011 (Hall 8, Stand E72) that its Wave Agent software has passed the 20,000-user threshold. Designed for production sound mixers and post-production editors, Wave Agent is available as a free download from the company’s website (www.sounddevices.com).

Compatible with both Mac and PC platforms, Wave Agent is an essential, time-saving tool for anyone working in production sound, regardless of the brand of digital recorder that is employed. Wave Agent helps users manage and edit broadcast wave file metadata (BEXT) and iXML metadata, and allows for batch editing of large file libraries. Wave Agent users are offered the flexibility to modify sound report templates to meet the needs of each project. Additionally, the software generates sound reports in PDF format, ensuring the reports can be viewed regardless of the editing application being used. more…

Sound Devices Features MIXPRE-D Portable Mixer at IBC 2011

Offers Impressive Audio and Compact Design for Industry Professionals with a Range of Connection Options Including DSLR Capabilities

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011—Sound Devices, experts in production sound, is setting a new standard at this year’s IBC show (Hall 8, Stand E72) for compact, high-performance portable audio mixers with the introduction of its newest MixPre-D. Ideal for documentary-style, sports, news magazine and corporate-industrial productions, MixPre-D is designed for any production application where capturing great sound is important, but size and weight are a concern. more…

Sound Devices Debuts New Mix Assist Feature for 788T Digital Audio Recorder at IBC 2011

Distinguishes Background Noise from Speech During Recording

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011—Sound Devices, specialists in production sound, is debuting Mix Assist, a new feature for the 788T Multi-Track Digital Audio Recorder, at this year’s IBC show (Hall 8, Stand E72). This new feature is available as a no-charge firmware update to all new and existing 788T customers.

Sound Devices 788T is a powerful, eight-input, 12-track digital audio recorder designed for sound engineers mixing on location for films, documentaries, episodic television and reality TV. As these applications are commonly dialog-heavy and unscripted, the new Mix Assist turns down unused microphones while instantly activating only microphones that are in use, making it easier to get clean dialog recordings. Mix Assist activates only one microphone per sound source, attenuating unused microphones by 15 dB. more…

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…

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