Conferences: Nov. 4-7 / Exhibits: Nov. 5-7 At SF’s Moscone Convention Center
SAN FRANCISCO: AES, director of convention management, Chris Plunkett has announced that the 129th Audio Engineering Society Convention Exhibitor Application has been posted at www.aes.org/events/129/exhibitors.With conferences beginning November 4, 2010, and Exhibits open Nov. 5 -7 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, plans are well underway for a stellar event.
“Our 129th Convention Committee has begun the process of developing a meaningful, timely, and relevant program,” comments AES executive director Roger Furness. “While traditional Papers, Workshops, Tutorials and Posters will continue to address the full range of established and evolving technologies and practices, our Broadcast/Media Streaming; Live Sound; expanded Audio for Video Game Track and other forward-positioned events will provide invaluable insights into emerging issues poised to impact dramatically on the many sectors of professional audio.”
Photo: The 129th AES Convention will be held in SF’s Moscone Center November 4-7, 2010.
â€” GC Pro found everything the new Music Production Technology associates degree program needed, from handmade microphones to the Genex eight-channel hard disk recorder, as well as one of the last Lexicon 960Lâ€™s in the world â€”
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, February 25, 2010 â€” The new Music Production Technology program at the Mike Curb College of Art, Music and Science at Daytona State College offers one of the most unique educational opportunities in the state of Florida. Two of the finest performance venues in the region are digitally linked to a new state-of-the-art recording studio featuring cutting-edge technology, including surround sound recording and mixing. The program commenced classes in January of this year, and the Music Production Technology Advisory Panel that helped with the development of the facilities consisted of a virtual whoâ€™s-who in professional audio, including Mike Cronin for acoustic design; mastering engineer Jim Kaiser; independent record/mix engineers Steve Bishir, Chuck Ainlay and Bob Bullock; and Aaron Bowlin from Curb Records. To equip a teaching facility at this level required a supplier with extensive resources, and thatâ€™s what Daytona State Collegeâ€™s faculty found in Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. more…
Worldâ€™s finest special edition headphones shipping to retailers across the United States and Canada
Wildomar, Calif. – (February 23, 2010) â€“ Ultrasone Inc., distributor for German headphone manufacturer Ultrasone AG, is pleased to announce its shipping the Edition 8 Palladium headphones to North American retailers. Available for purchase next week for $1699, the Edition 8 Palladium headphones are Ultrasoneâ€™s most luxurious, audiophile-grade headphones to date.
The Edition 8 Palladium are among Ultrasoneâ€™s most sonically accurate and transparent headphones that also employ the companyâ€™s latest S-Logicâ„¢ Plus technology, resulting in an impartial acoustic feeling that affords the listener the utmost spacious tonal perception. Catering to the growing need of audiophiles, producers and enginners, who not only demand impeccable sounding, but also aesthetically pleasing headphones, Ultrasone has adorned the outer earcups with palladium, a rare material that increases durability and limits tarnishing. more…
Versatile, High Performance Microphone Delivers Uncompromising Audio Quality at an Affordable Price
OLD LYME, Conn. â€“ February 24, 2010 â€“ Neumann, manufacturer of the world’s most highly regarded microphones, announces its newest large-diaphragm microphone: the TLM 102. The TLM 102, which is 13% smaller than its “big brother”,” the TLM 103, delivers legendary Neumann performance in a small and economically attractive package.
The TLM 102 puts outstanding sound quality within the reach of home and project-based recording studios, economically minded broadcast facilities and travelling musicians. The new microphone, which comes in a sleek black or nickel finish, is highly versatile and has several distinguishing characteristics: â€¨ more…
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 2010: TransAudio Group, the worldwide distributor of Daking gear has announced a limited time rebate offer effective February 8, 2010 through April 8, 2010. This offer, of up to $100 off, is valid on select Daking high-end analog signal processors purchased from authorized U.S. resellers. There has never been a better time to upgrade your signal path with the unmistakable fidelity of Geoff Daking’s inventions, designed and manufactured in the tradition of the great analog console manufacturers like Trident, Neve and API. Together with Daking’s surprisingly reasonable price tag and excellent product support, there is no better value in the high-end pro audio industry today. more…
â€” Waves Vocal Rider intelligently raises or lowers vocal volume without coloring or compression â€”
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL â€” Waves Audio is now shipping Vocal Rider, the first of Wavesâ€™ pioneering series of innovative new Mixing tools. Vocal Rider is indispensable for mixers and recording engineers, automatically riding the levels of vocal tracks. Instead of manually riding a console fader, or tediously drawing in every level change on a DAW track, Vocal Rider does it automatically, making it a true timesaver.
First, the user sets the target range of the vocal level in relation to the rest of the mix. Vocal Rider then compensates for all deviations from the target, intelligently raising or lowering the vocal volume, instantly. Unlike compression, Vocal Rider adds absolutely no additional coloring to the track
The new Vocal Rider Live component includes an exclusive Spill control to differentiate the vocal from background instrumentation and noise, for better tracking and performance. more…
â€” Enhancements include up to 1001 selectable UHF frequencies in 25 kHz spacing, antenna power, new I Band, transmitter backlit screens and UniPakÂ® body-pack transmitter locking battery compartment â€”
STOW, OH â€” As part of their ongoing efforts to provide state-of-the-art, market-driven wireless solutions, Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, announces updates to its 3000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems. Now offering up to 1001 selectable UHF frequencies in 25 kHz spacing in three available frequency bands (including the new I Band), Audio-Technica’s upgraded 3000 Series delivers outstanding professional performance. Nine new pre-coordinated frequency scan groups simplify selection of usable frequencies in a multi-channel wireless system. The versatile UniPak body-pack transmitter features a backlit screen for easy reading in low-light situations and a locking battery door for added security. A three-position sliding cover on the transmitter’s control panel prevents accidental shutoff or channel-switching. more…
â€” Online Waves store offers maximum flexibility for custom plug-in combinations and upgradeability â€”
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, February 10, 2010 â€” Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, unveils YourWaves, an interactive online Waves store offering three exciting new ways for users to get the Waves plug-ins of their choice, from different Waves bundles. At register.waves.com/yourwaves, users can sign up for â€œArtist Choice,â€? â€œQuick Choiceâ€? or â€œCustom Choice,â€? each providing different approaches and plug-in options for the user.
â€œArtist Choiceâ€? is ideal for users who are curious as to which plug-ins are employed on favorite recordings and by top award-winning engineers. With YourWaves Artist Choice, audio heavyweights Andrew Scheps, Gil Norton, Thom Russo, Ross Hogarth and Scott Martin Gershin have each hand-picked a selection of the Waves plug-ins they cannot live (or work) without, giving consumers access to these mastersâ€™ signature sounds. More artists will be added to the YourWaves Artist Choice roster in the future.
â€œQuick Choiceâ€? lets users choose any five plug-ins from selected groups to get the most cost-effective and specific combination. Also, if a user only has a certain budget, Quick Choice can build the perfect plug-in package to fit that userâ€™s desired applications.
â€œCustom Choiceâ€? offers, for the very first time, the option to compile personalized collections of Waves plug-ins, and tailor their selections to precisely suit their production needs â€“ the exact plug-ins they want; no more, no less. more…
â€” New premium plug-in bundle aimed at music production professionals â€”
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL â€” Waves Audio, the worldâ€™s leader in digital signal processing solutions, introduces the Waves Horizon plug-in bundle, which gathers over 50 of Wavesâ€™ most popular and useful plug-ins. Waves Horizon serves as a significant step up for audio professionals specializing in music production, who require modeled vintage tools and high-end mastering processors as well as Waves essentials. Designed specifically with music production professionals in mind, Horizon includes all 30+ plug-ins from the Waves Platinum bundle, CLA Classic Compressors, JJP Analog Legends, Vocal Rider, L3-16 Multimaximizer, GTR3, UM225/226 and more. Horizon represents Wavesâ€™ ongoing commitment to providing users with the tools they need in versatile, comprehensive collections. It joins the ranks of Wavesâ€™ premium bundles, which include Gold, Platinum, Diamond and the all-inclusive Mercury.
Waves Horizon is now available with a U.S. MSRP of $5750.00 Native / $9500.00 TDM. For more details and descriptions of all 50+ Waves Horizon plug-ins, visit www.waves.com.
â€” All-in-one pocket-size studio offers infinite overdubbing â€”
MELVILLE, NY â€” Korg introduces the SOUND on SOUND (SOS) Unlimited Track Recorder, which enables musicians to capture and develop musical ideas as they happen, wherever they are. Battery-powered and completely self-contained, the SOS contains a high-quality stereo microphone and a built-in speaker for all-in-one recording and monitoring.
Unlike other portable recorders (even multi-track), the SOS allows for an infinite number of overdubs or alternate takes to be recorded. Each track, take or overdub is recorded as an individual CD-quality 16-bit / 44.1 kHz WAV file, and saved directly to a microSD or microSDHC card. Accurate BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) timing information is embedded in each track, meaning all tracks will automatically line up when imported into a computer-based DAW system for further editing, mixdown and final playback. The SOS can record up to 200 songs in the traditional linear manner, or be set to loop a specific section. Memory consumption is roughly 100 recorded minutes per GB (gigabyte). more…