Korg USA Supports Next Generation of Musicians

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— Company sponsors two leading youth music programs —

Korg USA recently partnered with two high-profile youth music programs – School of Rock (SoR) and Camp Jam – for kids and young adults. These new partnerships are the first of Korg USA’s year-long campaign to support music-making and educational programs for young people.

Camp Jam is a rock and roll music program for children and adults. Korg USA was a gear sponsor for the program’s songwriting contest. Acclaimed artists/teachers are also instructing students at Camp Jam 2011 using VOX and Blackstar amplifiers, Korg digital pianos and VOX guitars supplied by Korg USA. The contest winners, campers and instructors are all enjoying the new gear. “Our Camp Jam programs are designed to give kids insight and a head start on their music interests and potential careers,” said more…

131st AES Convention Product Design Track: A Study In Development

NEW YORK: “While vintage gear remains a staple of our industry, new product development is the driving force behind major manufacturers and start-ups alike,” remarks 131st AES Convention Chair Jim Anderson. “The stakes for a successful product launch have never been higher. Our product design Co-Chairs, Bob Moses and Jonathan Novick have developed an insightful and far ranging program to help define issues faced by both the innovators and their market. Our Exhibition Hall is once again filled with new products. This year’s product design track will provide attendees with an in depth look into how they get from drawing board to equipment rack.”

AES PRODUCT DESIGN TRACK EVENTS INCLUDE: more…

Covington Associates and CRX Partners Join Forces to Serve the Media Technology Market Sector

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— Industry Veterans Partner to Offer Financing and Mergers & Acquisitions Services for Audio & Video Industries —

Covington Associates and CRX Partners announce they have joined forces to provide comprehensive financing and M&A advisory services to media technology companies in the audio & video professional, consumer, broadcast, internet and related sectors. The principal members include Covington Associates’ core Digital Media team members Ethan Jacks and John Bowen, as well as Roland MacBeth and Courtney Spencer, Managing Partners of CRX Partners.

The Covington/CRX team collectively brings a proven track record and extensive expertise in the broadcast, pro/commercial audio & video, MI, and consumer/residential AV sectors. The team provides strong guidance for businesses looking for financing or considering M&A options throughout the planning, execution and closing stages based on a thorough understanding of the strengths and synergies of sellers and potential buyers, and strong connections to a wide network of strategic and financial investors and buyers. more…

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…

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