129th AES Convention Platinum Panels Gleam

Artists, Producers & Mastering Engineers To Expound On Precious Metal-Earning Techniques
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SAN FRANCISCO:
“Interest in precious metal never seems to flag,” says 129th AES Convention Platinum Panel Chair Paul Verna. “Our sessions have earned high marks for their healthy mix of candor and technical insight. The intriguing stories behind the hits resonate with all our attendees. This year we are fortunate to have a number of established panelists back on board. And, we have augmented our line-up with some significant first-timers.” Co-author of The Encyclopedia of Record Producers, and a senior entertainment analyst with eMarketer, Verna is a former journalist who has written extensively for Billboard and Mix Magazine. more…

Audio-Technica Offers Wireless Rebates

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— Mail-in rebates open to all buyers of Audio-Technica’s 4000 Series, 3000 Series or 2000 Series Wireless Systems in the U.S. between October 1, 2010, and December 31, 2010 —

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is offering Wireless Rebates on its professional wireless gear, including the 4000 Series, 3000 Series and 2000 Series Wireless Systems, from October 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. All customers who purchase products from these three series from an authorized U.S. A-T dealer during the rebate period will be eligible for either a $40.00 rebate on the 4000 Series, a $30.00 rebate on the 3000 series or a $20.00 rebate on the 2000 Series.
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Netia and GlobeCast SATCON Preview

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Exhibiting With GlobeCast in Booth 830

Company Overview:

GlobeCast (www.globecast.com): A subsidiary of France Telecom/Orange, GlobeCast is a leading provider of media management and global content delivery services for broadcasters and content creators. With a secure fiber and satellite network connected to 12 teleports and technical operations centers worldwide, GlobeCast manages and transports an estimated 10 million hours of video and other rich media each year.
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Sennheiser adds TRUE Systems to family of distributed brands

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OLD LYME, Conn. – October 4, 2010 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has added TRUE Systems, a highly regarded U.S.-based manufacturer of microphone preamplifiers, to its family of distributed brands. Currently, TRUE Systems offers five high-performance microphone preamplifiers, each of which is highly complementary to Sennheiser and Neumann’s existing product line. The products will be marketed through Sennheiser’s existing professional audio, systems integration and musical instrument channels.

TRUE Systems preamplifiers, which are affordably priced and built with the highest-quality materials available, range from single-channel to eight channel models. The entire product line — including the new 500 series modules — delivers an unparalleled dimension of flexibility to users, making them ideal for use with a variety of microphone and instrument applications. more…

Audio-Technica Supports FCC White Space Ruling Assuring Continued Viability of Wireless Microphones

STOW, OH, October 1, 2010 — Audio-Technica supports the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to protect wireless microphones from interference by TV Band Devices (TVBD).

The FCC Memorandum Opinion and Order issued September 23 sets aside two TV channels in each market specifically for wireless microphones. This will allow wireless microphones to operate in those protected channels without interference from new “white space devices.� In addition, according to the FCC ruling, professional users of large arrays of wireless microphones, such as theatrical performances and music concerts, can apply for extended spectrum coverage via a geolocation database that the FCC is building and that is currently up for bid for management.

This long-awaited FCC ruling is the culmination of over two years of testing and lobbying efforts among competing interests for the white spaces spectra, and represents a clear path forward for professional users of wireless microphones.

“We are pleased with the FCC decision, as it recognizes the important contributions to art, entertainment, news and technology that wireless microphones have made,â€? said Jackie Green, Audio-Technica Vice President of R&D/Engineering. “Audio-Technica wireless systems are technically well-positioned to operate in the environment defined September 23 by the FCC’s Order. We have products that operate in the VHF range, products that operate below Channel 21 where portable TVBD are prohibited, products that operate in the two reserved band ranges, and we also have wireless systems in use today that offer true digital ultra wideband technology. Many of our wireless systems are designed to work well when numerous simultaneous channels are needed or when used in channels adjacent to TV.â€? more…

iZotope Releases RX 2: Complete Audio Repair Suite

Offers introductory pricing on professional tools to repair, restore and enhance audio for music, broadcast, video and more

Cambridge, MA – iZotope, Inc., a leader in audio DSP processing, has released RX 2 and RX 2 Advanced, updates to their award-winning audio repair software suites. With a range of new features and functionality, iZotope has expanded the scope of RX into any field where audio is recorded or restored by both consumers and professionals. Additionally, iZotope is offering introductory pricing on RX 2 and RX 2 Advanced purchases and upgrades throughout October 31, 2010.

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RX 2 and RX 2 Advanced are designed to repair common and uncommon audio problems like tonal and broadband noise, hiss, buzz, hum, clicks and crackle, distortion from clipping and interfering sounds like cell phone rings, dogs barking, car horns, string squeaks, dropped drumsticks and just about anything else. more…

129th AES Convention to Consider Innovations in 21st Century Teaching/earning Experience

SAN FRANCISCO: Preparing next-generation pro-audio practitioners for successful careers has never been more challenging. The introduction of new methods for creating, producing, formatting, distributing and using audio, have challenged established professionals to dramatically retool their business models and work environments. A nation-wide building program has seen schools commit substantial investments in facilities capable of preparing students to thrive in this digital/downloading/wirelessly-streaming environment.

AES Convention Committee Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler and Jim McTigue report that, in an effort to explore the many factors inherent in developing 21st Century teaching/learning facilities; 129th AES Convention Education Committee Chair Alex Case will chair the AES Convention Education Forum Panel on Teaching/Learning Environments. more…

Waves Unveils C6 Multiband Compressor

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— With four crossover and two floating bands plus a sidechain feature, Waves C6 is an essential sound-shaping plug-in for studio, live sound and post production —

KNOXVILLE, TN, September 21, 2010 — Waves Audio, the world’s leading developers of professional audio signal processing technologies, announces the C6 Multiband Compressor. For years, the Waves C4 has been a favorite of studio engineers the world over, and in live sound, it has become a must-have for front-of-house and monitor engineers. The C6 builds upon its predecessor’s functionality, and takes it to the next level.

To create the C6, Waves took all the functions of the C4, and then added two additional floating bands plus a sidechain feature, for one-stop vocal and instrument shaping. The C6 lets users zero in on problem frequencies with surgical precision. With four crossover bands plus two additional floating bands and a flexible sidechain feature, the C6 is an essential solution for vocal and instrument shaping, offering de-essing, de-popping, feedback management and more, giving users all the multiband compression and dynamic equalization they need to control, tame and shape their sound. more…

Korg Ships Handheld MR-2, the Latest Addition to DSD Recorder Lineup

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— New recorder features X-Y stereo microphone capsule and SD/HDSD card storage —

Korg is now shipping the latest model in its MR Series of DSD digital recorders – the MR-2 High Resolution Mobile Recorder. With many new and requested features, the MR-2 is a true workhorse.

As with all of Korg’s MR Series recorders, the MR-2 records in the ultra-high fidelity DSD format, using a 2.8 MHz sampling rate, which captures every sonic detail while preserving the ambience of the original recording location. Using the included AudioGate software, this original datastream recording can be re-purposed into nearly any audio format with minimal fidelity loss. 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 files. more…

129th AES Convention Debuts Product Design Track

Workshops, Tutorials & Master Classes Explore Design Tips & Challenges– From iPhone Strategies to DSP For Dummy’sbob-moses-_8927.jpg

SAN FRANCISCO: Supporting the axiom that creativity is one part inspiration, 99 parts perspiration, 129th AES Convention Committee Product Design Track Chair Bob Moses has assembled nearly two dozen Workshops, Tutorials and Master Classes into the first dedicated Product Design Track. Set for SF’s Moscone Center November 4 – 7, the AES Convention is a magnet for audio professionals from every quarter of the industry: broadcast, live sound, game audio, recording, mixing, mastering and education. more…

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