Myers Tapped for CentralCast Project by Virginia PBS Affiliates WCVE & WVPT

PROTRACK TO UNIFY OPERATIONS FOR THE RICHMOND & SHENANDOAH VALLEY STATIONS

Northampton, MA – Myers, the highly respected developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced the award of a contract from Virginia PBS members WCVE and WVPT to consolidate their ProTrack-based infrastructure into a unified, collaborative workflow. When completed, the Centralcast will streamline the two station’s operations, reduce costs and enhance service to their viewers throughout central Virginia and bordering areas of West Virginia.

The Myers team will implement the project in conjunction with Snell, the facility’s chosen automation partner, allowing the multi-station partnership to take full advantage of existing content workflows, yet maintain independent sales and schedule rights processes for each. The stations will benefit from a unified ProTrack database environment with centralized metadata, PSIP and content library management, plus shared master control services seamlessly integrated with Snell’s ICE channel-in-a-box and Morpheus automation systems. ProTrack will also facilitate the sharing of program schedules across channels and stations.

“Myers proven, reliable, business and technical solutions have served the diverse needs of WCVE and WVPT well for many years,” said Mark Spiller, WCVE’s vice president for broadcast operations. “It’s imperative that our partners in this collaborative undertaking fully appreciate the complexities of our file-based workflow and provide the necessary integration to make it succeed. We have full confidence in the experience and expertise of the Myers team.”

“We are uniquely positioned to lay the foundation for a variety of collaborative station models,” said Crist Myers, president and CEO of Myers. “ProTrack’s operational flexibility – from an individual station to a complex, geographically dispersed hub & spoke configuration – gives our clients a wide range of options to strengthen and grow their business models. The combined power of ProTrack and Snell automation will provide the partner stations with the necessary tools to optimize and manage content across their entire transmission chain. Shared infrastructure projects like these provide efficiencies, a seamless workflow, and a sustainable model for the future.”

ProTrack, Myers’ proven flagship suite, is available in both radio and television editions. It offers comprehensive scheduling and business management for individual, multichannel and multi-station facilities. Actively used by more than 226 media outlets, supporting more than 1,300 channels, ProTrack provides a high-level of structure, scalability, and systems integration for today’s rapidly evolving media environments.

About MYERS
Myers has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. The company provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from contracting to invoicing, media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For additional information, please visit: www.myersinfosys.com

About WCVE and WVPT
WCVE-TV, a PBS member station licensed to Richmond, Virginia, first signed on in 1964 and is owned by Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation. Its programming is carried by satellite WHTJ in Charlottesville, Virginia. For further information, please visit: ideastations.org/tv

WVPT-TV, a PBS member station licensed to Staunton, Virginia, is located on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg. It first signed on in 1968 and is owned by Shenandoah Valley Educational Television Corporation. WVPT’s over –the-air coverage area consists of 40 counties in Virginia and West Virginia. For further information, please visit: www.WVPT.net

About Snell
Snell is a leading innovator in digital media technology, providing broadcasters and global media companies with a comprehensive range of solutions for creating, managing, and streamlining the distribution of content for today’s multi-screen world. Specializing in TV Everywhere and Live TV applications, Snell provides the necessary tools to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to 4K UHDTV, file-based, and 3Gbps operations, while enabling broadcasters to monetize and deliver their media assets across multiple distribution platforms. Headquartered in the U.K., Snell serves more than 2,000 broadcasters, post facilities, and global media companies in more than 100 countries through its worldwide team of sales and support personnel. More information is available at http://www.snellgroup.com.

Myers Information Systems contact: Crist Myers
+1-413-585-9820 / sales@myersinfosys.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmoon.tv

Sennheiser Digital 9000 System Drives ‘Next Wave’ of Interactive Art

The microphone system delivered uncompressed, artifact-free audio night after night to patrons donning Sennheiser wireless headphones

Los Angeles, CA, December 12, 2013: Last month, Invisible Cities, the world’s first large-scale opera for wireless headphones, completed its limited run of sold-out performances at Los Angeles’ Union Station – the largest railway terminal in the western United States. At the heart of the production, which was staged within the vast, multi-room expanse of the terminal as well as among its outdoor courtyards, was Sennheiser’s new Digital 9000 wireless system. The microphone system delivered uncompressed, artifact-free audio night after night to patrons donning Sennheiser wireless headphones.

The opera, a collaboration among The Industry, L.A. Dance Project and Sennheiser, was written by Christopher Cerrone and based on the 1972 novel by Italo Calvino. The narrative, which is accompanied by an 11-piece live orchestra being captured by a selection of Sennheiser and Neumann microphones, takes audience members on an artistic, multi-sensory journey throughout the terminal as character Marco Polo describes his quests to Emperor Kublai Khan. Thanks to professional and consumer wireless technology from Sennheiser, neither the performers nor the audience members are restricted by the typical spatial confines of a theatre, and participants are invited to experience the opera from an almost infinite number of different perspectives.

Three core technology elements from Sennheiser made the technical production possible: these included wired microphones; wireless microphones and IEM (in-ear monitoring) systems; and wireless consumer headphones. Each instrument in the orchestra was miked using Sennheiser or Neumann wired microphones while performances were broadcast to performers and audience members using Sennheiser’s state-of-the-art wireless technology. Audience participants were able to experience the entire performance using wireless consumer headphones from the Sennheiser RS 120 II system.

The Heart of the System: Sennheiser’s Digital 9000

From a technical perspective, the star of Invisible Cities was the Sennheiser Digital 9000 system, which delivered eight channels of uncompressed, artifact-free audio throughout the facility and captured every delicate nuance of the libretto. The components of the Digital 9000 system used in the opera included the EM 9046 digital receiver, SK 9000 bodypack transmitters and MKE 1 clip-on microphones.

“Digital 9000 was a natural choice for the singers,” explains Dave Missall, National Market Development, Professional Systems, Sennheiser USA. “In addition to delivering 24/96 kHz performance with unprecedented dynamic range and a non-existent noise floor, the Digital 9000 system made it easy to allocate frequencies in the middle of downtown Los Angeles, which is an extremely hostile RF environment. Since the Digital 9000 transmitters have very high linearity, intermodulation is non-existent. Therefore frequencies can be set in very close range to one another with no problems, making the system spectrum efficient.”

Running in parallel with Digital 9000 was Sennheiser’s 2000 series IEM system, which handled in-ear monitoring duties for each of the singers and dancers and ensured their performances were in lock step with the musical score. EK 2000 IEM receivers, IE 8 earbuds and SR 2050 IEM twin transmitters were accompanied by a highly complex antenna system. Four distinct zones throughout the terminal served as antenna farms to achieve seamless RF coverage for both the performers and for audience members wearing wireless headphones. Depending on the zone, A 2003-UHF passive directional antennas were deployed with A 5000-CP circularly polarized models, effectively minimizing signal strength variations while eliminating multipath issues.

Sennheiser and Neumann at the Source

Sound designer Martin Gimenez specified a diverse collection of Sennheiser evolution microphones as well as Neumann microphones to cover each instrument in the 11-piece orchestra. evolution microphones were used to capture brass and percussion, as well as overall room ambience. For woodwinds and strings, including the harp, Gimenez utilized several Neumann KM 184 small-diaphragm condenser microphones. On the piano, he selected a pair of Neumann U 87 Ai large-diaphragm condensers.

“Between the sonic immediacy of the headphone concept and Christopher Cerrone’s haunting orchestration, sonic transparency was paramount on our minds,” commented Gimenez. “Having access to the entire range of Neumann and Sennheiser microphones proved vital and necessary in order to convey the amount of detail to each and every audience member.”

Sennheiser Audio Quality, from Alpha to Omega

At the opposite end of the signal chain were four hundred wireless consumer headphones from the Sennheiser RS 120 II system, which delivered premium quality sound to the audience members during each performance. Featuring a comfortable, open-air design with easy access to user controls such as volume, tuning and an on-off switch, the combination of audio quality, comfort and ease of use made the headphones the perfect choice for this particular application.

The success of Invisible Cities’ initial run has been recognized extensively in the international press and was awarded a proclamation from the City of Los Angeles. Since completing its performances there, The Industry has entertained offers for performances in Bordeaux, France and other locations in 2014.

The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. In 2012 the family company, which was founded in 1945, achieved a turnover of around 584 million euros. Sennheiser employs more than 2,300 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiserusa.com.

Photo captions:

1: Invisible Cities attendees listened to the opera on wireless headphones from the Sennheiser RS 120 II system

2: Sennheiser had four zones of antennas to facilitate wireless transmission throughout Union Station

3: The Sennheiser EM 9046 digital receiver

4: The 11-piece orchestra of Invisible Cities was miked using Sennheiser evolution and Neumann microphones

Prism Sound Launches ‘Bitesize’ Webinars

The enormous success of Prism Sound’s Audio Design Workshop LIVE event at the 51st AES Conference in Helsinki has inspired the company to launch a new, free webinar series – Audio Design Workshop: Bitesize.

The Bitesize series delves deeper into the audio engineering and measurement topics already discussed in Prism Sound’s popular Wednesday Webinars series. These free seminars, which are available to download from the Prism Sound website, have already covered a range of technical issues surrounding audio test and measurement and are now widely regarded as a valuable educational resource for audio engineers working in a diverse range of industries.

The launch of Audio Design Workshop: Bitesize takes the concept a stage further by delivering a detailed insight into modern testing techniques and their underlying theory. Each webinar will last roughly 30 minutes, ensuring it remains concise and relevant.

The first Bitesize webinar will take place on December 18th 2013 at 14.00 and 18:00 (UTC/GMT). This inaugural seminar will cover FFT Fundamentals and will discuss the six essential steps in audio test and measurement:
• Why you need to understand Fourier Theory
• The significance of the Time-Frequency Relationship
• DFT/FFT and why they matter
• How to choose the right window function for your measurement
• Avoiding the ‘Picket-Fence’ effect and the errors it may bring
• Make the most of your FFT – special measurement techniques
Each webinar will include live demonstrations and a Q&A session.

Anyone wanting to attend should register at www.prismsound.com/webinars to receive their session login details. Please check the Prism Sound website for information about future Bitesize webinars.

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About Prism Sound
Founded in 1987 in Cambridge, UK, Prism Sound manufactures a range of high quality professional test equipment for audio applications. The company is organized in three divisions and in addition to audio test equipment, Prism Sound also manufactures equipment for high-quality recording and production for music and sound applications and for voice-logging recorders used in law enforcement, legislative and business applications. Prism Sound audio test equipment is used by many major consumer electronics brands in automotive, home entertainment, personal mobile, communications and other market sectors as well as most of the world’s leading broadcasters including the BBC. Prism Sound’s music recording products are widely used by leading professionals in music and film sound such as the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.

For more information: www.prismsound.com

The Ultimate in Listening Pleasure: New Sennheiser high-end cables?

The HDVD 800 Features Balanced Sound Image, Maximum Precision and Impressive Spatiality

OLD LYME, CT, December 11, 2013: Audio specialist Sennheiser has announced the availability of symmetrical connecting cables for its new HDVD 800 and HDVA 600 headphone amplifiers. When combined with Sennheiser high-end headphones, the new high-end cables deliver a very special sound experience.

The new CH 650 S, CH 700 S and CH 800 S high-end cables are fitted with a four-pole plug to ensure that they are optimally matched to the fully symmetrical principle of Sennheiser’s headphone amplifiers, providing a symmetrical signal transmission from the source to the headphones. “Distortion and interference are cancelled out. The sound becomes much clearer and total harmonic distortion is reduced to a minimum,” explained Axel Grell, Product Manager High-End at Sennheiser.

Excellent materials, excellent sound

The new high-end cables are made of oxygen-free copper (OFC). The CH 700 S and CH 800 S versions are additionally coated with silver, further minimizing resistance during audio transmission. The new high-end cables also have gold-plated contacts. At the receiver end, a four-pole XLR plug with gold-plated Neutrik inserts ensures optimum sound, while the other end of the cable has headphone-specific plugs. The CH 650 S is specially matched to the Sennheiser HD 600 and HD 650 headphones, whereas the CH 700 S is optimised for the HD 700 and the CH 800 S for the HD 800.

In order to fully utilize the sound potential of the HD 800 reference headphones, the CH 800 S is outfitted with an extra feature. High-quality Odu connectors from medical technology are used to ensure maximum contact reliability in order to round off the outstanding sound experience. “These three cable versions put the finishing touch to Sennheiser’s high-end world,” said Axel Grell. “When combined with Sennheiser high-end headphones and the HDVD 800 and HDVA 600 headphones amplifiers, the cables ensure perfect sound.”

The high-end cables were designed and developed at Sennheiser’s headquarters in Germany. These latest members of the Sennheiser high-end family are also being manufactured there. The Sennheiser CH 650 S, CH 700 S and CH 800 S high-end cables are now available from selected Sennheiser sales partners.

The new cables are available now. Pricing is as follows:

CH 650 S: $239.95
CH 700 S: $319.95
CH 800 S: $379.95

The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of around €531 million in 2011. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiserusa.com.

Photo captions:
1) The new CH 650 S high-end cable from Sennheiser
2) The new CH 700 high-end cable from Sennheiser
3) The new CH 800S high-end cable from Sennheiser

Riedel Products at ISE 2014

MediorNet MN-C-OPT-HDMI and MN-HDO-4IO Universal Video Cards
Riedel Communications has released a new universal video I/O card for the company’s MediorNet Modular real-time network. Supporting a variety of small form-factor pluggable (SFP) optical transceivers, the MediorNet MN-C-OPT-HDMI and MN-HDO-4IO universal video cards enable the flexible configuration of MediorNet systems for bidirectional transport of analog composite video, HDMI, DVI, and optical or coaxial SDI signals.

Ideal for environments including theaters, houses of worship, hotels, convention centers, and stadiums, the MediorNet bidirectional video cards bring added flexibility to Riedel’s MediorNet Modular system. Depending on which SFP transceivers are installed, the card can handle a combination of either four HD (1.5G) or two 1080p (3G) bidirectional video signals or analog video, HDMI, DVI, or optical SDI video I/Os. HDMI I/Os employ self-locking mini HDMI connectors.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/Riedel_MN-HDO-4IO-Universal-Card3x4.jpg
Photo Caption: The Riedel MediorNet MN-C-OPT-HDMI and MN-HDO-4IO universal video cards make installations even more flexible.

Integrated AVB Control Panel for Artist Digital Matrix Intercom
During ISE 2014, Riedel Communications will feature its new CPX-AVB expansion card for Riedel Artist 1100 series control panels. The CPX-AVB provides the next generation of AVB interfacing for Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom control panels.

The CPX-AVB is a dedicated card that fits in the expansion slot of the Artist 1100 series OLED control panels. The card turns the control panel into an AVB-enabled device, in turn making the panel’s ports available within the entire AVB network. The expansion card converts two Artist ports to the AVB network and vice versa.

To enable further signal integration, Riedel offers a comprehensive suite of AVB-enabled interfaces for its Artist intercom platform. In addition to the existing Connect AVB x8 panel interface, the Connect AVB C8 offers eight AES connections on BNC. The device supports both bidirectional AES for intercom panels and unidirectional transport for broadcast AES.

The Connect AVB A8 provides eight analog inputs and outputs on RJ45 connectors. Riedel’s AVB Manager offers full AVB network management and features systemwide control of all AVB components.

Riedel will also have a demo at the AVnu Alliance stand, 7-H195.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/Riedel-AVB-Module-for-Keypanels.jpg
Photo Caption: Riedel CPX-AVB Expansion Module

Other Products on Display:
- MediorNet Compact and MediorNet Modular signal transport mainframes
- Artist and Performer intercom systems
- RockNet networked audio systems with integrations to major console manufacturers

Company Quote:
“ISE is the premier show in Europe for seeing systems integrators and customers in the pro A/V and entertainment markets. With our powerful communications and signal transport/distribution product lines and our commitment to AVB, we are providing the fully integrated solutions that our partners and customers demand.”
– Thomas Riedel, CEO, Riedel Communications

Company Profile:
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/549773?trk=tyah

Now Available for Streaming: Audio-Technica “Ask Me Anything” Sessions at 135th AES Convention

— Featuring industry insiders and friends of A-T, these AMA sessions proved to be informative and revelatory for an audience of in-person AES convention attendees as well as a worldwide online audience —

STOW, OH, December 4, 2013 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, has made available online the “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) sessions the company recently hosted at the 135th AES Convention in New York, NY. Sessions took place on Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, at A-T’s exhibition booth on the convention floor.

The archived sessions, available on www.audio-technica.com/aes2013, include discussions with Joel Singer, GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer/mixer, co-founder and chief engineer of Music Mix Mobile; Jackie Green, VP R&D/Engineering at Audio-Technica; Frank Filipetti, GRAMMY® Award-winning music producer, engineer and mixer; Richie Castellano, musician and YouTube sensation; Richard Chycki, mixer, engineer and producer; Carl Tatz, TEC Award-nominated recording studio designer; Frank Wells, then-current President of AES; and Jimmy Douglass, GRAMMY® Award-winning recording engineer/record producer.

“Ask Me Anything” questions were submitted by individuals present at AES booth 2723, online at www.livestream.com, and by Twitter #ATliveAES – and then fed to the presenters through a moderator during the 30-minute Q&A sessions.

“We were extremely happy with the AMA sessions in the A-T booth at the AES show this year,” stated Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing Director. “Not only was this a unique opportunity for both attendees at the show and those at home to ask insightful questions, but the content will be archived for a whole new audience to benefit from all of our presenters’ wisdom and insights. There were laughs, thought provoking answers and a few uncomfortable moments. Exactly the kind of scenario where we get to see the true genius behind our guests and understand why they are at the tops of their respective fields.”

Watch Audio-Technica “Ask Me Anything” sessions at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013.

Photo caption: Frank Filipetti, GRAMMY® Award-winning music producer, engineer and mixer, participates in Audio-Technica’s “Ask Me Anything” series at the 135th AES Convention. This session and others can be watched at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013.

Photo caption: Jackie Green, VP R&D/Engineering at Audio-Technica, participates in Audio-Technica’s “Ask Me Anything” series at the 135th AES Convention. This session and others can be watched at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013.

Photo caption: Jimmy Douglass, GRAMMY® Award-winning recording engineer and record producer, participates in Audio-Technica’s “Ask Me Anything” series at the 135th AES Convention. This session and others can be watched at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013.

Masque Sound Ushers Sennheiser’s New Digital 9000 Wireless System onto the Great White Way

Leading Theatrical Sound Integrator Represents the Pinnacle of Audio Innovation, Offering its Clients ‘No Compromise’ Quality and Reliability from Sennheiser

Old Lyme, CT, December 3, 2013: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that Masque Sound, a leading sound reinforcement, installation and design company, recently took delivery of a new Sennheiser Digital 9000 wireless system. The new acquisition enables Masque Sound to offer its clients the newest and most advanced wireless audio system ever manufactured by Sennheiser.

Masque Sound is a third generation company that has been providing Broadway and many large-scale touring productions with the most innovative audio solutions for over 75 years. The highly respected company counts timeless productions such as The Lion King, MAMMA MIA! and The Phantom of the Opera among its clients.

“There has been overwhelming demand among key designers and theatrical sound professionals to demo and use the Digital 9000 wireless system from Sennheiser,” commented Scott Kalata of Masque Sound. “We felt the Digital 9000 was an outstanding investment considering its quality and flexibility, especially as it relates to the upcoming frequency challenges our industry will be facing. We are very pleased to have such an innovative RF system in our possession and so far our clients are really looking forward to getting their hands on it.”

Every Sonic Picture Tells a Story

Kalata recognizes that Broadway productions require the best possible audio quality to help convey a story, and that today’s audiences expect nothing less than a moving and realistic audio experience: “Today’s sound designers want audio content to sound as neutral and as realistic as possible,” Kalata states. “They clearly want to move away from the companding artifacts that are always present to some degree and can compromise analog RF systems. The sonic difference between legacy and fully digital Sennheiser radios is night and day to even the casual listener.”

The Sennheiser Digital 9000 features completely uncompressed audio, artifact free wireless performance and superb dynamics while making frequency coordination nearly effortless. These features make it a top consideration for theatrical, broadcast and demanding live performance applications.

On Broadway, there are inherent challenges to achieving a clean wireless signal given the close proximity of television stations, radio broadcasts and other interference generating venues. The Digital 9000 enables seamless frequency coordination within extremely congested environments: “We need to make sure everything is coordinated to work within the local RF environment,” observes Kalata. “Remember, on 44th or 45th street in Manhattan, there could be over a hundred radios working at once, so this can be a huge challenge. Our testing of the Digital 9000 showed that it is incredibly robust and immune to extraneous frequencies, whether they are analog or digital. Because of this, we will be able to use it in environments where traditional analog radio might not be able to operate reliably.”

Masque Sound has an impressive track record of innovation, and prides itself on being one step ahead of client demand: “We were the first company to send a digital mixing console out on the road for a major musical tour back in the early 2000s — at that point, nobody had done anything on that scale,” says Kalata. “The Sennheiser Digital 9000 represents a similar innovation, so we felt was had to be involved with it very early on. We aim to always be a leader in the marketplace, not a follower.”

About Sennheiser

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiserusa.com.

Moog Announces Minimoog Model D Expansion Pack for Animoog

ASHEVILLE, NC, December 2, 2013: Moog Music announced the release of The Minimoog Model D Expansion Pack for their award winning iOS synthesizer, Animoog. The expansion pack includes 69 Timbres extracted from a vintage Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer, and 213 presets designed exclusively for Animoog’s Anisotropic Synthesis Engine. Presets were crafted by a preeminent set of designers including Sound Creation Expert Kevin Lamb, Timbre Extraction and Design Pundit Drew Neumann, Synthesist Adam Holzman, DJ/Producer Dom Kane, and Sonic Mayhem’s Sascha Dikiciyar.

“Animoog’s Anisotropic Synthesis Engine is unique in that it uses timbres as evolving oscillators rather than as samples,” said Cyril Lance, Chief Engineer Moog Music. “Taking timbres from a Minimoog and placing them in Animoog creates very distinctive sounds that are advanced and invigorating. This isn’t an emulation of a Minimoog. It is actually a new way to experience it.”

The Minimoog Model D Expansion Pack is available now as an In-App-Purchase in the Animoog store for $6.99. The Animoog app, which received the 28th annual TEC award for Audio Apps Technology For Smartphones and Tablets, is available for download on Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod as well as for the Blackberry Z10. Audio samples for Animoog expansion packs are available on the Animoog product page at http://www.moogmusic.com.

Links:

• Animoog on the iTunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/animoog/id471638724?mt=8
• Animoog product page: http://www.moogmusic.com/animoog
• Moog Music website: http://www.moogmusic.com/
• Moog Music on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/MoogMusicInc/
• Animoog on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/animoog

About Moog Music:

Moog synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments are designed and lovingly handcrafted at the Moog Factory in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The company and its customer’s carry on the legacy of Dr. Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer and founder of Moog Music Inc. Moog Music celebrates the innovative spirit of Dr. Moog in every instrument they produce and also at Moogfest, their five-day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music.

RTW Welcomes Jessica Kell as Head of Marketing

Kell Will Oversee Marketing Communications for the Company

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2 DECEMBER, 2013 ? RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to announce that it has named Jessica Kell as Head of Marketing. Kell will draw upon her technical training as a lighting and sound technician and her media design experience to lead RTW’s marketing efforts as the company continues to enjoy rapid growth.

In her new position, Kell will be responsible for overseeing RTW’s global marketing communications, including product campaigns and trade show planning. She will work closely with the company’s sales team to develop messaging for new campaigns that continue to reinforce the company’s commitment to developing solutions that best address the needs of current and potential customers.

“I am very pleased to join RTW,” says Kell. “The company’s industry reputation is stellar, one of quality and innovation. It is an exciting time for RTW, as it continues to penetrate new markets and reach new customers with its innovative audio solutions. I look forward to working closely with the team to help enhance its brand throughout the world.”

A lighting and sound technician, Kell brings her extensive knowledge of event production technology to RTW. She has worked at several opera houses, both as a technician and stage manager, and understands the important role that reliable, up-to-date audio equipment plays in a successful live production. Prior to joining RTW, she worked as a freelancer for several design and event-planning agencies in Germany. She has also studied media communications and cultural sciences. This combined background gives Kell a solid foundation for understanding the needs of RTW customers, enabling her to highlight RTW’s solutions in an intelligent and effective way.

“Jessica brings a unique combination of skills and experience to her new position,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “She has a fresh perspective, one based on her hands-on experience as a technician and her expertise in communications and graphic design. As RTW continues to expand its presence within new markets and deliver innovative metering solutions, we are very happy to have Jessica on board to lead our marketing efforts.”

ABOUT RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.

Real Life Christian Church Expands Its Multi-Site Ministry With Sennheiser Wireless Microphones and In Ear Monitor Systems

Sennheiser’s Evolution Wireless G3 Series Prevails in a High-Volume RF Region, While Providing Scalability and Ease of Operation

Orlando, FL, November 26, 2013: Real Life Christian Church is an Orlando-based ministry providing services to over 5,000 people across five locations, each utilizing Sennheiser microphones and wireless systems. At each of its campuses, the church features live and video teaching as well as upbeat music from a modern worship band, with a volunteer production staff handling most of the AVL duties. The church recently expanded its facilities by adding a new portable campus at the University of Central Florida (UCF) — the second largest university in the United States.

Since the newest campus is ‘portable,’ it requires production staff to quickly set up and strike all the equipment needed to produce a high quality service each week. The system is outfitted with several channels of Sennheiser evolution wireless G3 systems and microphones not only because they are extremely easy to set up, but because they routinely deliver high quality audio and reliability in one of the most congested RF environments in the country.

In addition to using Sennheiser evolution wireless at all of its campuses, Real Life also uses Sennheiser equipment to facilitate Real Life TV on Good Life Broadcasting, a regional broadcast network that reaches millions of people in central Florida. Real Life is also able to extend its reach by hosting church online and a podcast that worshipers can tune into from anywhere in the world.

“We need to make sure that the audio is consistent across each of our environments, whether our services are happening in person or via broadcast,” says Phil Ramsey, media pastor for Real Life. “We use Sennheiser, because any lack in clarity or intelligibility can negatively impact the overall worship experience for our congregation.”

Depending on Sennheiser Evolution Wireless G3:

Real Life saw the potential of portable ministry campuses for its growing congregation early on. Before opening its newest UCF location in August, the church already had two other portable facilities that required set up and strike each week. When it came to expand again, Ramsey didn’t hesitate specifying Sennheiser equipment again since it had already proven its worthiness among the churches four other locations in and around Orlando.

“We really needed microphone system that we can come in, plug in and go,” says Ramsey. “The frequency coordination on the G3 wireless system is so simple, and it is the standard at all of our locations so any of our volunteers can have everything set up and running in a matter of minutes. We’ve never had wireless microphone issues at these portable facilities, and this is huge for us. Everything is rock solid.”

At all of its combined campuses, Real Life utilizes approximately 40 channels of G3 wireless systems, as well as accompanying in ear monitor (IEM) systems. Ramsey says Real Life will soon be integrating several Sennheiser SKM 2000 handheld wireless transmitters into its arsenal, coupled with Neumann KK 204, KK 205 and Sennheiser e965 microphone capsules. “As far as wireless mics are concerned, these capsules deliver the ultimate clarity we are looking for in our style of music, and enable the vocals to sit on top of the mix without a lot of work,” says Ramsey.

Sennheiser Wireless Systems Manager:

Sennheiser’s Wireless Systems Manager (WSM) software enables Real Life to access and monitor its wireless equipment via remote control. The production team is able to view mute status, battery life and other important parameters by utilizing WSM’s advanced software features. “We use WSM because most of our equipment is locked up in a rack and we don’t have immediate access to the hardware,” says Ramsey. “With the WSM software, we have so much control in the palm of our hands and without having to access the physical devices. When you are in a 100,000 square foot facility, that makes all the difference.”

With its eyes on the future and on the further development of its new UCF campus, Real Life has never looked back in its quest for outstanding audio: “For our church, the message is so important,” he says. “We want to glorify Christ in everything that we do, and we believe that audio is one of the primary methods for relaying that message. It doesn’t matter whether someone is tuning in on their cell phone, their iPad, or attending in person. We want the audio to hit the mark.”

About Sennheiser:

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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