Barix Extends Feature Set for Reflector Service

Barix comes to the 2011 NAB Show (April 11-14, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth C8316) with new updates to its Reflector Service for STL, Syndication and Remote Contribution aimed at simplifying integration within existing broadcast infrastructures. Barix Exstreamer 500

The Reflector Service simplifies the setup of audio transport connections by removing the need for specialist knowledge. Hosted by Barix partner StreamGuys, the application serves as an online center to configure and monitor the audio transport bridge while providing a straightforward relay of the audio feed. The Reflector Service is paired with Barix Audio over IP hardware at the send and receive points, creating a plug-and-play installation that can have broadcasters streaming audio over IP links within minutes. more…

Korg USA Offers Multiple SP-170 Digital Piano Giveaways

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MELVILLE, NY, March 9, 2011 — During the month of March, Korg is giving away a series of Korg digital pianos to help build the next generation of musicians. On three Fridays in March (March 11, March 18 and March 25), Korg will give away an SP-170 Digital Piano complete with matching stand. The SP-170 represents piano, pure and simple. No bells, no whistles, just the finest piano sound and most realistic piano touch available in its price range.

To enter, consumers in the U.S. can complete a short online entry form at www.korg.com/sp170giveaway. Please see the website for full details.

Netia Radio-Assist 8 Provides Comprehensive Digital Media Platform for Cape Verde Broadcaster

Radiotelevisão Caboverdiana to Deploy Radio-Assist 8 Digital Audio Software Across Five Stations on Five Islands

CLARET, France — March 7, 2011 — NETIA today announced that it will provide its Radio-Assist(TM) 8 suite of digital audio software to Rádio de Cabo Verde (RCV) to standardize and streamline ingest, production, broadcast, and archiving across five Group Radiotelevisão Caboverdiana (RTC) stations on five islands. Working with systems integrator EuroCOM and in partnership with Radio France Internationale to provide some of the content, NETIA will enable RTC to prepare and deliver regional news broadcasts in Portuguese and local Creole to the Cape Verde islands of Praia, Mindelo, Sal, Fogo, and Santa Caterina.

“As we consolidate and strengthen digital media workflows at RTC facilities, our primary objectives are to unify, centralize, and harmonize all existing systems and, in turn, to improve production and distribution of content,” said Francisco Monteiro, communication and marketing director for RCV. “NETIA’s software system, which is well recognized throughout the industry, will provide us with the range of professional tools we require to complete this project successfully.” more…

AES 131ST Convention Calls for Broadcast/Streaming Proposals

NEW YORK: Continuing a successful initiative launched in 2009, AES 131st Convention Broadcast/Media Streaming Chair David Bialik has issued an RFP to industry members for recommendations on broadcast-related issues or technical innovations, for event consideration. The convention will be held Oct. 20-23 at New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center.

“With 25+ years of AES Conventions under my belt I’ve got a pretty good handle on the types of events our attendees find most beneficial to enhancing their job performance,” Bialik remarked. “That being said, I have also seen the benefits of maintaining an open line of communications with our audience. We have already formulated a tentative program of Broadcast and Media Streaming events, but we would consider additional panels if worthwhile suggestions are introduced. We are particularly interested in hearing from experts in Media Streaming, high and low-end Internet TV, Radio, Satellite, and digital innovation.” more…

Sound Devices 788T Triumphant in Recording of Metropolitan Opera Brass CD

Bove Audio Records Brilliant Brass Orchestrations with 788T and Wave Agent
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NEW YORK, NY, MARCH 2, 2011 — When he needed to capture the rousing sounds of the renowned Metropolitan Opera brass section for its latest CD, Andrew Bove, owner of the music and recording production company Bove Audio (www.boveaudio.com), turned to Sound Devices. Bove relied on the Sound Devices 788T digital audio recorder to capture the performances for each track on the CD, titled The Metropolitan Opera Brass – Waltzes, Songs and Festive Scenes. The newly released CD showcases the talent of the MET’s brass section, bringing its trumpets, french horns, trombones and tuba — usually the supporting instruments for the rest of the opera orchestra — into the spotlight. The Sound Devices 788T played its part as well, lending its superior reliability to the flawless recording of a flawless performance. more…

EAW Loudspeakers Provide Great Sound for Motown Black History Month Celebration at the White House

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, February 28, 2011 – On Thursday, February 24, 2011, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama marked Black History Month at the White House with a celebration of Motown music. The event took place in the East Room at the White House, and Chris Anderson, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Anderson Audio, was asked to spec the project. Anderson Audio is a premier audio vendor in the Mid-Atlantic region, providing professional audio design, consultation and installation. Chris decided to rely on products from EAW® for loudspeaker solutions for the event.

The Motown event is the latest in the music series, “In Performance at the White House.â€? Performers included Smokey Robinson, Sheryl Crow, Seal and John Legend, among others, and several Motown legends were in attendance. The event will be broadcast on PBS on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. The night was also streamed live on http://whitehouse.gov and http://pbs.org, and will air to service members around the world on March 11 via the American Forces Network. more…

Sound Devices Introduces the CL-WIFI for the 788T Digital Recorder at NAB 2011

iOS Software App to Allow iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to Control a Connected 788T

LAS VEGAS, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 — Sound Devices will introduce the latest hardware accessory for its best-selling 788T Digital Recorders, the new CL-WIFI, at NAB 2011 (Booth C2946). The CL-WIFI allows users to control the already powerful 788T from anywhere on set. sound-devices-cl-wifi.JPG

The CL-WIFI works together with its companion iOS software app to allow iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches to control a connected 788T. The CL-WIFI turns an iOS device into a simple, portable control surface that allows a sound mixer to move around on set, away from the sound cart, yet still have extensive control and monitoring of their 788T recording system. more…

Fidelia Music Player for Mac OS X Offers Premium Listening for All

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Mac users with a passion for music and an appreciation for high-quality audio have an extraordinary new way to savor the sounds they love. Audiofile Engineering has launched Fidelia, a premium desktop music player created exclusively for Mac OS X and designed to offer rich high-fidelity playback for music lovers of any taste or technical background. With support for numerous high-resolution file formats and an attractive, intuitive interface that honors the classic stereo amplifiers of decades past, Fidelia lets discerning listeners optimize and enjoy their music with maximum control and no proprietary clutter. Priced at US$19.99, it’s also a remarkably accessible software alternative that integrates seamlessly with users’ existing iTunes libraries.

“Just as high-definition video technology has changed the way people experience movies and television, high-resolution audio formats like FLAC and Apple Lossless give consumers access to superior levels of sound quality,â€? said Matthew Foust, founding partner of Audiofile Engineering. “Fidelia is designed as an elegant, approachable way for casual and studious listeners alike to embrace these higher sonic standards. The MP3 format may have revolutionized the music industry, but there are higher-quality formats that can truly enhance the listening experience.â€? more…

Ben Arthur’s Dubway Days and the Metric Halo ULN-8

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 2011: Ben Arthur is a charismatic, self-made singer/songwriter who has released four critically-lauded albums and opened for such acts as Tori Amos, Bruce Hornsby, and the Dave Matthews Band. His knack for successful collaborations has earned him the friendship of many very talented musicians who tend to fly just under the radar of the mass media. That knack and those friendships will be put to the dramatic test on Dubway Days, a web-TV show – and possible Network TV show – that will air its pilot episode on February 14, 2011 at www.breakthruradio.com. It so happens that Ben Arthur is also an ardent Metric Halo user.

The tagline for Dubway Days, “Two Artists… One Day… One Song,” sums up the mechanics of the show, but its drama hinges on the immensity of that task. Ben Arthur and a guest begin a day of taping in the morning with absolutely no preconceived ideas for a song. Viewers get a front row seat to witness the false starts and eventual magic that evolves from the creative struggle to not just produce music, but to produce great music. Once the song is written, producers Mike Crehore and Al Houghton take the lead to engineer and orchestrate a polished, radio-ready recording of the song using the amazing tools of Dubway Studios. more…

Guitar Center Opens New Superstore inLouisville, KY, With Grand Opening Weekend Celebration

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— Live music events and special savings mark the opening of GC Louisville Superstore —

— Store features nation’s first on-site Guitar Center Studios, a cutting-edge studio and resource for musicians of all abilities—

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, February 7, 2011 — At 7:00 p.m. on January 27, 2011, Guitar Center launched a new retail location at 4600 Shelbyville Road in Louisville, Kentucky, kicking off a weekend-long grand opening celebration. The 17,500-square-foot superstore’s opening has brought unprecedented product selection and opportunities to artists in the area, along with the unparalleled knowledge and experience of the store’s dedicated staff. Guitar Center Louisville also features GC Studios, the retailer’s first embedded lesson and rehearsal facility. To celebrate the opening, the Grand Opening Weekend featured exclusive savings, including guitar and drum essentials at up to 89% off list price, gear giveaways and free events tailored to local musicians.

Guitar Center’s plans for the Louisville location go well beyond offering the biggest selection at the best prices. For the first time in Guitar Center history, the Louisville location features an in-house, state-of-the-art lesson and rehearsal facility called Guitar Center Studios, which will create unrivaled opportunities for Louisville musicians of all ages and skill levels. Guitar Center Studios will provide music lessons for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, featuring certified instructors providing a world-class curriculum, as well as one-on-one Pro Tools, Logic Pro and GarageBand courses. Rehearsal spaces will be fully equipped with the latest backline gear, and musicians will have access to a digital recording of their rehearsal sessions. Guitar Center Studios will serve the Louisville area as the most modern and affordable lessons and rehearsals facility in the city. The store also features GC Garage, offering on-site guitar repair services. more…

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