Metric Halo Mobile I/O Software v.5.3 Now Available

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – APRIL 2010: Metric Halo announced the immediate availability of version 5.3 of MIO Console, Mobile I/O CoreAudio driver and Mobile I/O Firmware. The new version is available as a FREE update, and applies to all Metric Halo FireWire audio devices including the 2882, ULN-2, ULN-8 and the recently introduced LIO-8 multichannel A/D/A converter. more…

Omnia Reveals Clear and Loud Audio with New Omnia.11 at NAB 2010

LAS VEGAS, NV ― Omnia Audio is breaking through the cluttered sound barrier with its latest product introduction, Omnia.11. Debuting at this year’s NAB show (Telos Booth C146), Omnia.11 represents years of research and development yielding a redesigned firmware platform, GUI and adjustments to every algorithm in the system creating a completely re-thought approach to processing. The firmware in Omnia.11 takes advantage of software resources never before available for this caliber of product. The results are dynamic algorithms that were once a pipe dream of the processing enthusiast. omnia11-top-front.jpg

“Omnia.11 is on-air processing testosterone with no body fat,â€? says Omnia President and Founder Frank Foti. “It’s pure audio, lean on distortion, yet full of punch, power and girth, with no nasty side-effects whatsoever. New material, old material, hip-hop, urban, rap, rock, country, classical, talk, religious — you name it, this is HGH (human growth hormone) for processing – say hello to Omnia.11! Instead of us making all the clichéd claims about how much better it sounds than such-n-such box, we’ll just leave that for others to make after they hear Omnia.11 and how it’s simply more revealing…period!â€? more…

Genelec Now Shipping 8260A Three-way DSP System with Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDCâ„¢) Technology

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— Genelec’s 8260A features major advance in audio driver technology, integrated to a sophisticated enclosure design —

NATICK, MA, April 8, 2010 — Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, is now shipping its new 8260A Three-Way DSP System. The 8260A breaks new ground in electro-acoustic design, as mechanical, acoustical and signal-processing designs are linked closely together. The 8260A features major advances in audio driver technology, integrated with a sophisticated enclosure design, and Genelec’s proprietary Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC™) Mid/High driver technology takes a big step in perfecting audio quality in professional active studio monitors.

This breakthrough in coaxial driver design provides extremely accurate imaging and improved sound quality, both on the acoustical axis as well as off-axis. The very smooth frequency response leads to outstanding clarity and definition of the inner details of the audio. The 8260A combines, for the first time, a coaxial driver (MDC) with a modern waveguide technology (Genelec’s Directivity Control Waveguideâ„¢ / DCWâ„¢), ensuring that drivers couple coherently over their full operating bandwidth, as well as creating coincident mid-frequency/high-frequency point source. more…

Telos iQ6 Adds Phones to Axia’s New iQ Console

Cleveland, OH ― Imagine a broadcast console with a built-in six-line phone system. Imagine talent running a call-in show seamlessly, smoothly, never having to reach across a countertop to fiddle with a phone — looking instead at an integrated phone hybrid section built right into the board, with all the controls falling naturally under their hands.

You don’t have to imagine ― it’s real, thanks to the Telos iQ6 Telco Gateway that adds a complete multi-line broadcast phone system to Axia’s new iQ broadcast console with just one cable connection. Telos iQ6 isn’t a standalone hybrid; it’s a professional phone interface that saves money and time by plugging right into a Livewire network. This eliminates the cost of discrete I/O, cabling and soldered connectors, and slashes installation time. more…

Telos Zephyr/IP Family Expands with Z/IP ONE

Remotes over IP networks, only $1,995.

CLEVELAND, OH — The Telos Zephyr line of IP codecs has grown again, with the addition of Z/IP ONE, a slim 1 RU codec designed to maximize audio quality from public IP networks and mobile phone data services, including connections behind NATs and firewalls.

Agile Connection Technology (ACT), a Telos exclusive, is the foundation for the Z/IP’s exceptional performance on real-world networks. When the network is functioning well, Z/IP provides the lowest possible delay and the highest possible fidelity. Should network conditions become challenging, the Z/IP ONE automatically lowers the bitrate and increases buffer length to ensure that the best possible audio quality gets to the studio with the least delay.

As with all Z/IP codecs, Z/IP ONE is wireless capable and can connect to IP networks via Wi-Fi, EVDO, and UMTS. Telos Z/IP Server service (free to Z/IP owners) helps overcome troublesome firewalls and NATs, as well as easily connect to other Z/IPs.

Z/IP ONE features include:
• Exclusive Agile Connection Technology which automatically senses network conditions and adapts codec performance to provide the best possible audio.
• Wide variety of high-performance audio codecs: AAC-ELD, AAC-HE, MPEG Layer 2, G.711, G.722 and linear PCM.
• Supports SIP 2.0 protocol and conforms to NACIP standards; works with VoIP devices and connections from compatible PBXs.
• 1 RU form factor is equally at home in a studio rack, remote kit or road case.
• Analog I/O plus Livewire™ port for one-click connection to Axia IP-Audio networks.
• Auto-ranging internal power supply for use worldwide.

Z/IP ONE joins the growing family of Telos IP codecs, which also includes the rackmount 2 RU Zephyr/IP and the Z/IP Mixer, which combines the versatility of the Zephyr/IP with the utility of a digital four-channel stereo mixer in a road-ready portable chassis. Zephyr/IP codecs produce superior audio for two-way applications over uncontrolled IP networks and mobile phone data services by dynamically adapting to the network and minimizing the effects of packet loss and jitter. Dynamic buffering, auto-varying bitrate functions, and high-efficiency codecs combine to produce excellent fidelity at low bitrates with nearly inaudible loss concealment.

See Z/IP ONE and the other advanced new Telos products at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas — Central Hall, Booth #C146. For more information, contact Angi Roberson via email at angi@Telos-Systems.com, via phone at +1-216-241-7225, and visit Telos-Systems.com.

Telos Systems, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with offices in Europe, is a leading manufacturer of ISDN, coded audio and telephone interface products for talk-shows, teleconferencing, audio production, remote broadcasts, and intercom applications.

MUSICIAN’S FRIEND APPOINTS TIM WHITE AS VICE PRESIDENT, SALES, AND PAMELA TURAY AS VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES

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MEDFORD, OR, April 6, 2010 — Musician’s Friend, Inc. (MF), the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments and gear in the U.S., and a division of Guitar Center since 1999, welcomes Tim White to the position of Vice President, Sales, and Pamela Turay to the position of Vice President, Human Resources. The announcement was made by Craig Johnson, Musician’s Friend Chief Executive Officer. White’s appointment represents MF’s unified sales initiative, seeking to drive a sales culture and an exceptional customer experience at each and every touch point and across every brand; Turay’s appointment underscores MF’s strategic focus on talent management and development.

Tim White brings to Musician’s Friend over 15 years experience in sales and management. In his new role as Vice President, Sales, White will be responsible for leadership of sales activities across the Musician’s Friend enterprise. Areas of responsibility include consumer and institutional contact center sales and customer acquisition; premium customer account management; online marketplace sales strategies and initiatives; and Woodwind and Brasswind retail sales. He will also be responsible for general operational management and senior leadership of Musician’s Friend’s South Bend, Indiana facility. Previously, White served as Vice President, Business Development, at Experian Marketing Services, where he consulted on multi-channel direct marketing strategies and campaign design and implementation, leveraging efficient spend for optimal profit and results. Prior to that, he served as Director, Business Development, for Carlson Marketing Worldwide; Principal at Performance Strategies Consulting, LLC; and in several positions at Convergys Corporation. White is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he received a degree in Marketing.

Pamela Turay has more than 15 years of experience in human resources, branding, sales, marketing and finance, bringing with her a proven ability to provide strategic human resource leadership and consultation to senior executives and organizations. In her new MF position as Vice President, Human Resources, Turay, who is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), will be responsible for the development and implementation of Musician’s Friend strategies, policies and programs for the human resources function. Additionally, Turay will lead all organizational design and development initiatives. Previously, she served as Vice President Talent Management and Development for Harry & David; Senior Strategist, Consultant, for The Brand Consultancy; Vice President, Talent Management, Training and Organizational Development, for Rentway, Inc.; in various capacities at West Marine Products; and a number of other positions with such organizations as Ernst & Young, LLP, American Heart Association, Mobil Oil Corporation and others. Turay is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College, where she earned a degree in Business Administration, and Missouri State University, where she received a Master of Science degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Commenting on the recent hires, Craig Johnson stated, “Musician’s Friend continues to place great focus on maintaining a talented team of personnel. Tim and Pamela both bring extensive experience and knowledge in their respective fields while being well versed in a number of valuable areas. We are very excited to have Tim and Pamela as part of our Musician’s Friend executive team and look forward to their contributions in developing sales strategies and implementing effective human resources policies.�

THE RESEARCH LAB AT NYU’S NEW RECORDING/TEACHING COMPLEX USES GENELEC MONITORING IN AN ADVANCED 16.2 ARRAY

— Genelec 8030A monitors and 7050A subwoofers offer NYU’s renowned research and teaching staff unprecedented configurability to conduct a wide variety of listening and testing experiments, furthering the knowledge base of the students and the entire professional audio industry —

— The Genelec 8030As’ small form factor and big sound combine to offer unrivalled performance for critical listening applications —

— Additionally, all department faculty members received a Genelec 6010A/5040A setup for their offices —

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NATICK, MA, April 6, 2010 — Genelec, the leader in Active Monitoring technology for more than three decades, was recently chosen to provide monitoring solutions for the Research Lab in the new Recording/Teaching facility at New York University’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. The complex is one of the most technically advanced audio teaching facilities of its type in the world. Genelec Active Monitors more…

Introducing Telos VX

World’s first VoIP Talkshow System will bow at NAB

Cleveland, OH —Telos Systems has announced that they will premier the world’s first VoIP Talkshow System for broadcasters, the multi-studio Telos VX, at the 2010 NAB Convention in Las Vegas.

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology is the basis for the Telos VX system, which uses Ethernet as its network backbone — a powerful yet simple way to share phone lines among studios and connect system components. VX uses standard SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) and RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol) protocols, so it works with VoIP-based PBX or SIP-trunking Telco service to direct up to 80 lines of phone traffic. more…

Sennheiser Unstoppable Amid Extreme RF Congestion at NBA Halftime Show

ShakiraArlington, Texas – March 31, 2010: This year’s NBA All Star Game brought some 108,000 basketball fans to the “Texas-sized� Dallas Cowboys Stadium, a record-breaking number for the sport. Consistent with the high-profile spectacle of the event, which included several days of games and skills contests, the big game’s halftime show rivaled that of the Super Bowl, being broadcast to 215 countries in 44 languages. Columbian pop sensation Shakira and R&B superstar Alicia Keys delivered their stellar performances with “wired� fidelity and rock-solid reliability, over thirty channels of Sennheiser 5000 and 2000 Series wireless microphones and G2 and G3 monitoring systems. The Sennheiser gear ably navigated the RF space, which, like the stadium itself, was filled to capacity. In addition, a range of Sennheiser wired microphones handled the backline.

Cowboys Stadium is the largest domed stadium in the world, a fact that simultaneously impressed and intimidated Kevin Sanford, president of Wireless First, the company that provided the gear and RF coordination for the show. Sanford arrived nine days before the game itself to pave the way for hiccup-free wireless performance during all the entertainment phases of the big weekend, culminating with the halftime show. “The sheer size of the place and the distances we had to cover made this a very challenging job,â€? remarked Sanford. “In addition to the frequencies I was dealing with, there were something like three hundred other wireless channels in use! CNN, TNN, you name it, everyone was consuming wireless channels.â€? In addition to bringing his arsenal of Sennheiser gear that was used for both Alicia Keys and Shakira’s performances, Sanford relied on often easily-forgotten textbook advice: careful antenna placement that maintains height and line of sight between transmitter and receiver. more…

Sennheiser Collaborates with New England Institute of Art on Student Program Aimed at Developing Talent in Live Broadcast

Randy Flick and Dustin GreggOLD LYME, Conn. – March 30, 2010 – Over the past several years, audio specialist Sennheiser has been a regular presenter in New England Institute of Art’s Boston Area Definitive Audio Student Summit (BADASS), which provides students from all over the Northeastern U.S. with an opportunity to learn about emerging trends in broadcast technology and other areas. After an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from both students and faculty, Sennheiser worked with the Institute to create a potentially ‘life changing’ career opportunity for a broadcast student: shadowing an A1 during a live HBO boxing event.

Dustin Gregg, a senior at New England Institute of Art, was selected from a pool of top student applicants and was asked to shadow Randy Flick, senior audio for HBO Boxing and a top A1 in the sports industry. “It was like learning about basketball from Michael Jordan,” Gregg said. Sennheiser and New England Institute of Art believe that by initiating sponsorships such as this, students will arrive in the working world better equipped with the relevant knowledge and tools that a career in broadcast requires. more…

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