The Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter, In Partnership with the Producers & Engineers Wing, Presents the Pacific Northwest Studio Summit 2010

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The 11th Annual Symposium hosts Alia Fahlborg, David Miles Huber, Eddie Kramer, Sylvia Massy and Leaders of the PNW Producer and Engineer Base, Discussing New Business Models, Technology and Ongoing Challenges in a Changing Industry Landscape

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 15, 2010) — In what has become a widely anticipated event throughout the Pacific Northwest’s professional audio community, on Saturday, April 10, 2010, The Recording Academy® Pacific Northwest (PNW) Chapter, in partnership with The Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing®, Guitar Center Professional, the Seattle Weekly and Seattle’s Experience Music Project (EMP), presented the Pacific Northwest Studio Summit 2010. The JBL Theater at EMP hosted a day filled with panels, shared technology and networking among the region’s top audio professionals.

This year’s Summit featured input from some of the industry’s and area’s most successful producers, engineers, more…

Genelec Now Shipping 8260A Three-Way DSP System with Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC) Technology

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

NAB SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 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 Waveguide/ DCW), ensuring that drivers couple coherently over their full operating bandwidth, as well as creating coincident mid-frequency/high-frequency point source. more…

Marantz Professional Displays the PMD580 Rackmount Compact Digital Recorder

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NAB EXPO, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — D&M Professional, manufacturer of the renowned Marantz® Professional series of professional recording products, is displaying the PMD580 Solid State Recorder, from its highly successful family of rackmount digital recorders. The PMD580 brings many of the same features and high sonic quality found in the PMD Series recorders but adds a crucial new dimension: network connectivity. Via its Ethernet port, the PMD580 can be positioned as a network device, allowing users to set menu parameters, schedule recording events, and transfer and archive audio files, all by using a web-based GUI interface from any PC in the network. Network accessibility allows users of solid-state digital recording devices, such as universities and government agencies, the ability to archive audio files effortlessly even at designated times, and it makes managing multiple units a breeze. The PMD580 also has an internal clock for scheduling recording events. For instance, lectures could be automatically scheduled for recording, multiple events can be scheduled via the web interface and recorded files can then be downloaded to a local PC with drag-and-drop simplicity. Of course, files can also be uploaded automatically to a server or network location, at a user specified time.

The unit also adds balanced XLR inputs and outputs, S/PDIF as well as AES/EBU digital interfaces and RS232 control. The new PMD580 offers MP3 and WAV Recording formats, and users can select between 16-bit and 24-bit resolution.

Marantz Professional Exhibits the PMD661 Compact Digital Recorder

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— New PMD661 recorder offers a smaller footprint, an improved layout and a superior feature set —

NAB EXPO, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — D&M Professional, manufacturer of the renowned Marantz® Professional PMD series of professional recording products, exhibits its newest field recorder, the PMD661 Compact Digital Recorder. The launch of the PMD661 is a direct result of feedback from users in the field, working in an array of recording environments in various vertical markets such as broadcast, government, faith and education. Marantz Professional has developed the PMD661 to provide advanced functionality and convenience, further emphasizing its ongoing commitment to supplying customers with market driven product solutions. more…

Denon Professional Offers DN-C620 and DN-C640 CD Players

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2010 NAB, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — Denon® Professional is showing the DN-C620 CD Player and the DN-C640 Slot-in Network CD Player at this NAB Convention. Both units play a variety of file formats, and the DN-C640 adds network connectivity and data DVD playback, in addition to other advanced features.

Denon Professional DN-C620 CD Player:
Housed in a 1-rackspace enclosure, the DN-C620 offers contractors and system integrators a versatile CD player at an extremely cost-effective price point. The DN-C620 is compatible with standard audio data file formats including CD-DA (.cda) and MP3, allowing for up to 20 hours of audio playback from a single CD, CD-R or CD-RW, making it well suited to serve as a continuous audio playback device for broadcast, houses of worship, health clubs, restaurants, and various other applications. The player features intuitive front panel control, which allows customizable program playlists and output of ID3 or CD-TEXT Title, Artist, and Album information via RS-232-C. Additionally, standard 25-pin Contact Closure (GPIO) and 9-pin RS-232-C Control connections are included. The RS-232-C remote capability provides added flexibility and allows the DN-C620 to be controlled from third party industry leaders like AMX and Crestron. more…

Denon Professional Displays Newest Solid-state Audio Products

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— Company offers intuitive, state-of-the-art digitally-based audio playback solutions for contractors, consultants and system integrators —

NAB EXPO, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — Denon® Professional is showing its DN-F300 and DN-F400 Solid-state Audio Players. The players further emphasize the continued growth of Denon Professional, as well as the company’s commitment to providing the broadcast marketplace with digitally-based, solid media products that feature no moving parts, with high reliability and maintenance-free operation under the most challenging conditions.

The DN-F300 and DN-F400 Solid-state Audio Players take audio playback to new levels by implementing stable and reliable solid-state media technology as the source medium. Both products are able to read MP3 files and uncompressed WAV files from SD or SDHC cards (The DN-F300 reads from USB drives as well), which utilize technology that is far more stable and reliable in demanding applications than the “spinningâ€? CD. All of the advanced features that have made Denon Professional famous for broadcast CD playback have been implemented in the DN-F300 and DN-F400. Because of their robust and reliable solid-state media format, the DN-F300 and DN-F400 are ideal for audio playback in a myriad of demanding applications, including Background Music (BGM), Fitness and Aerobics, Message on Hold (MOH) systems, theaters and broadcast. more…

A look behind the scenes: the HMD 26 broadcast headset in a field trial

Randy FlickOld Lyme, CT, 13 April 2010 – Sennheiser is a leading player in the broadcasting sector; for more than 50 years, the audio specialist has been developing professional broadcast technology in close cooperation with end users. For Sennheiser’s new HMD 26 broadcast headset, the company took advice and considered feedback from several experts in the field of broadcasting.

One of them is Randy Flick, senior audio for HBO Boxing and a top A1 in the sports industry. During the last month, Randy put the HMD 26 through its paces during a live HBO Boxing event at Mohegan Sun Casino in CT and also at an HBO PPV event at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The aim was to measure the performance of the HMD 26 in a demanding, live broadcast environment. more…

Sennheiser Initiates 20% Price Decrease on Renowned MKH 416 Broadcast Microphone

MKH 416OLD LYME, Conn. – April 12, 2010 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that effective April 12th, the first day of the National Association of Broadcasters convention, it has initiated a 20% price decrease on its MKH 416 shotgun microphones. The price decrease brings the powerful sound, robust construction and ultra-reliable performance within reach of a wider audience of broadcast consumers.

The MKH 416 shotgun interference tube microphone is one of Sennheiser’s most successful shotgun mics. Its excellent directivity and compact design, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection make it an excellent choice for film, radio and television, and especially outdoor broadcast applications. more…

New versions and an accessory kit for Sennheiser’s smallest clip-on microphone

MKE 1 WhiteOld Lyme, Conn. – April 12, 2010 – Audio specialist Sennheiser is introducing new color and connector options for the MKE 1, the company’s smallest clip-on microphone. In addition to the traditional black and beige models, the MKE 1 is now available in white and brown. Sennheiser also announces a new accessory set for the MKE 1, which includes everything required for securely attaching the tiny microphone in a variety of applications.

“We added a white version of the MKE 1 microphone to the portfolio especially for our broadcast customers,â€? says Robb Blumenreder, channel manager for professional systems at Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. “The brown version is ideal for theater applications.â€? more…

Professional receivers and transmitters now with a wider switching bandwidth

EM 3732-IIOld Lyme, CT, April 12, 2010: Audio specialist Sennheiser is launching new versions of its professional wireless products at NAB 2010. The EM 3732-II twin receiver and the SK 5212-II bodypack transmitter feature a switching bandwidth of up to 184 MHz and have a special mode for more interference-free transmission frequencies. This means that sound engineers can adapt to worldwide transmission conditions more easily and avoid interference from other transmitter with the same excellent channel separation and strong signal immunity that they are accustomed to from professional Sennheiser systems.

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The doubled switching bandwidth enhances the flexibility and versatility of the EM 3732-II receiver and its sister models, the EM 3731-II and EM 3732-COM-II. “The receivers are fitted with very high-quality linear amplifiers and auto-tuning filters,â€? explained Robb Blumenreder, channel manager of professional systems at Sennheiser’s U.S. headquarters. “This greatly reduces the amount of intermodulation products, ensuring reliable reception even in difficult RF environments.â€? more…

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