GC Pro Appoints Marcin Nowak to the Position of Technical Services Manager, Western Region

— Promotion of longtime GC Pro employee reflects the division’s ongoing growth —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, May 29, 2013 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the appointment of Marcin Nowak to the position of GC Pro Technical Services Manager, Western Region. In his new position, Nowak will be assisting the GC Pro staff and its affiliate network on the design of advanced installations projects. The announcement was made by GC Pro Vice President Rick Plushner and reflects the division’s ongoing success and expansion.

Nowak is certified on Apple computers and has been training on a variety of high-end products from manufacturers such as Avid, Ocean Way, RedNet, Raven and Penteo. In the near future, he will be attending advanced training with many vendors in an effort to better support GC Pro’s clients.

Plushner stated, “In his previous position as a GC Pro Technical Services team member, Marcin has done outstanding work for the past two years. In 2012, his skills and services assisted clients and helped us earn new business. Marcin is also chief engineer of GC Pro’s Hollywood recording demo facility – he will continue to be an asset to GC Pro, and we wish him congratulations on his new position.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

Auralex® Announces New Leadership Team

— With Mark Henderson as CEO, David Brune as Director of Sales and Andy Symons as Director of Operations, Auralex® is poised for its next phase of growth —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, MAY 29, 2013 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, has announced several recent additions to its leadership team. The announcement was made by Auralex Founder and President Eric Smith and underscores Auralex’s ongoing global expansion.

First, Mark Henderson has been appointed CEO. Prior to joining Auralex Acoustics, Henderson had a successful global career with Dow AgroSciences, and also functioned as Executive Director of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council, traveling abroad to grow both organizations’ market share. Along the way, Henderson acquired experience with Six Sigma and other process and organizational re-engineering job assignments. Henderson received both his MBA and Bachelor degrees from Kansas State University.

Next, Dave Brune has been appointed Director of Sales. Brune brings over two decades of sales management and business development experience with leading global manufacturers including Sony DADC, Maxell Professional Media, Thomson Consumer Electronics, and Ampex Recording Media Corporation. Dave is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in telecommunications.

Third, Andy Symons has been appointed Director of Operations. Symons brings with him 20 years of experience in operations and management as well as over 30 years of experience in the professional audio and music industries. With a degree in Telecommunications from Butler University, he began his career as a staff engineer (and later Chief Engineer and Vice President) at TRC Recording Studios. He later joined World Media Group as mastering engineer, then Plant Manager and VP of Operations. Starting in 2001, he served as studio manager and marketing director for The Lodge Recording Studios. In the spring of 2011 he decided to return to college to earn an associate degree in IT/Networking, which he completed in late 2012.

“I have known Andy and Dave for several decades, and I can attest to their status as experts in the audio industry, as well as being great friends,” stated Eric Smith. “We are excited to be working with them moving forward. On the same hand, Mark is an experienced business and management professional, and he and I have become close allies since before his appointment. With these three new personnel on our team, we are poised for unprecedented global growth in the coming months and years.”

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

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Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: Auralex® Acoustics Director of Operations Andy Symons, CEO Mark Henderson, and Director of Sales David Brune.

GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW STORE IN BELLINGHAM, WA

— 248th Guitar Center location features on-site lessons and repair services, along with GC’s vast inventory selection —

Westlake Village, CA (June 3, 2013) – On the evening of Thursday, May 30, 2013, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Bellingham, Washington, located at 3960 Meridian St., Suite 101, Bellingham, WA 98226. The Bellingham store (Guitar Center’s 248th retail location) is part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows the brand to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.

Bellingham Store Manager Kelly Sites stated, “I’m very excited to be a part of the new Bellingham store. I grew up making music in the Northeast and it’s so rewarding to help my friends, neighbors and colleagues continue to do the same. Helping get the perfect instrument in the hands of just the right customer, while also helping our customers learn or hone their craft at the awesome new Guitar Center Studios, is what makes this job so special for myself and the staff every single day.” Sites is GC certified in guitars, accessories, pro audio, drums and keyboards, and has been with the company for six years.

Guitar Center Bellingham: What Musicians Will Find In-Store

Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the Bellingham music scene, Guitar Center Bellingham also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving Bellingham residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools and Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Bellingham brings an unprecedented selection of products to Bellingham, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Bellingham includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center Bellingham: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Bellingham customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Bellingham will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

In addition to special programs at the new Bellingham store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Bellingham residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues and Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center Bellingham Store and Studio Hours
Mon-Fri: 11 AM-8 PM
Sat: 10 AM-8 PM
Sun: 12 PM-6 PM

OXFORD LIMITER RELEASED FOR AAX + JUNE PROMO – 40% OFF SONNOX ENHANCE

OXFORD, UK: Sonnox has released the Oxford Limiter plug-in for Avid’s AAX format. Sonnox Sales & Marketing Manager, Nathan Eames reports, “The demand for AAX plug-ins has been growing exponentially, as the Pro Tools HDX user-base expands. Our design group continues to work diligently on developing 64-bit AAX versions for the forthcoming Pro Tools 11. The work is time consuming, but absolute accuracy is paramount, to bring these much loved classics to the HDX platform.”

To mark the release of the Oxford Limiter (AAX), Sonnox is offering its Enhance Collection throughout the month of June with a discount of 40%. The Sonnox Enhance Collection contains three popular Oxford plug-ins – Limiter, Inflator and Transient Modulator – whose combined punch can greatly enhance any mix. While all three plug-ins are available in AAX format, they are also compatible with other plug-in formats – TDM, RTAS, Audio Units and VST.

For more information on the Sonnox Enhance Collection and to watch a demo of the three plug-ins in action, visit: http://bit.ly/enhance40

Photo: Sonnox AAX Limiter Screen Shot

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For information on Sonnox Oxford Plug-ins please visit: www.sonnox.com

Antelope Audio Unveils Zodiac Platinum – a 768 kHz DSD DAC That Raises the Gold Standard in D/A Conversion

Santa Monica, CA, May 30, 2013– Leading digital audio manufacturer Antelope Audio will introduce the newest member of its stellar Integrity line of D/A converters – Zodiac Platinum at the T.H.E Show Newport, Hilton hotel, room 402, between May 31 and June 2, 2013. The new Antelope DAC brings audio appreciation to a higher level, offering the audiophile community the widest DSD support, including the unique 256X mode and a sample rate of 768 kHz via a custom-built USB chip.

The extreme DSD256 greatly extends the accuracy and transparency of the audio reproduction as well as the overall system performance. The custom-designed Antelope USB chip compliments high fidelity by reducing clock jitter and pushing the envelope of the USB streaming with sample rates four times higher than those offered by similar devices.

Whereas many top of the line DACs offer PCM upsamplers, the Platinum is the first device to offer a DSD upsampler. This distinctive feature allows the upsampling of DSD64 to DSD256, pushing DSD noise into higher frequencies, vastly improving the quality of the D/A conversion. The Platinum bypasses internal digital filters built into the DAC chip by implementing a custom upsampler with carefully designed high-precision linear phase filters in the FPGA.

Signature Antelope Clocking
In the heart of the new Platinum lie the renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking and the ultra-low jitter oven-controlled crystal oscillator, which are Antelope’s signature for unprecedented sound quality appreciated by the best recording, mastering and post production studios around the world. In addition, the Platinum is equipped with a 10 MHz input for the legendary Antelope 10M Rubidium atomic clock, providing the most accurate and stable clocking reference and therefore an uncompromised digital to analog conversion.

“The new Zodiac Platinum is not just a response to our customers’ requests for an Antelope DAC with DSD support, but a next level in home audio entertainment,” shared Igor Levin, CEO and founder of Antelope Audio. “The unique 256 X DSD mode, 768 kHz sample rate, quad DAC architecture, and the 64-bit upsampler, together with the atomic input propels Zodiac Platinum into a league of its own in terms of musicality, imaging and detail. This new device will take our customers’ listening experience to an entirely new level.” Levin added.

Zodiac Platinum has inherited the stepped relay volume control and the dual stage headphone drivers with impedance control from its very successful and highly appreciated predecessor Zodiac Gold. The Platinum also comes with an elegant remote control and has the option for external audiophile grade power supply Voltikus. In addition to the PC and Mac control panels available in the Zodiac Line, the Platinum also offers the comfort of the remote control from a mobile application, available for Android and iOS.

The new DAC is planned to hit the market by the end of July 2013 with an expected retail price of $4,895. The bundle with Voltikus PSU will be $5,495.

Zodiac Platinum features
Antelope 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology
10MHz input for Antelope’s Rubidium atomic clock
Widest DSD support, including the unique 256X mode
Ultra-low jitter oven-controlled crystal oscillator
Up to 768 kHz sample rate via custom USB chip
Switchable 64-bit 8x linear phase upsampler
Quad DAC architecture for superb dynamic range
Stepped relay volume control accurate to 0.05 dB
External audiophile-grade power supply option
Dual stage headphone drivers with impedance control
Analog inputs for true preamplifier functionality
Re-clocked and de-jittered digital audio output
Aluminum unibody IR remote
Control application for PC, Mac and mobile devices
Automatic internet-based device upgradability

Analog Inputs
1x Balanced Analog Inputs on 1/4” TRS
1x Unbalanced Analog Inputs on RCA

Analog Outputs
2x Headphone outputs on 1/4” TRS
1x Trimmable balanced output on XLR
1x Unbalanced output on RCA

Digital Inputs
2x S/PDIF coaxial inputs
2x optical TOSLINK inputs
1x AES/EBU input
USB on standard B type connector
Atomic / Word Clock Input

Digital Outputs
1x De-jittered AES/EBU Output
2x De-jittered S/PDIF Outputs

About Antelope Audio
www.AntelopeAudio.com
The digital audio world leader, Antelope Audio is the brainchild of Igor Levin who has more than a 20-year experience and a number of innovations in digital audio and synchronization technology. The company is widely acknowledged as the leading manufacturer of audio master clocks.

In 2009 Antelope Audio launched its product line of high-resolution USB D/A converters, being among the pioneers designing a 384 kHz DAC. Antelope’s DACs employ their renowned 64-bit clocking and jitter management technologies and custom-designed circuits, achieving unprecedented precision and sound clarity.

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Philippines’ Solar Entertainment Awards Three Site VHF Antenna Contracts to Jampro

Sacramento, CA — Jampro Antennas of Sacramento, California, was recently awarded three antenna systems contracts by the Solar Entertainment Corporation of Mandaluyong City, Philippines. The order included new VHF antenna systems for tower sites supporting Solar’s Channels 5, 6 and 7 located in the cities of Cebu and Davao.

For Channel 5 in Cebu and Channel 6 in Davao, Solar Entertainment ordered the JHD-LV2 VHF antennas for each site along with rigid transmission line, and Rigid Line Kits.

For Channel 7 in Davao, a JHD-HV4 VHF antenna was specified along with dual runs of rigid transmission line, an RCPU power splitter/patch panel system, and Rigid Line Kits.

The JHD-LV2 antenna is a half-wave spaced, dual horizontally polarized dipole flat panel antenna system with a pressurized feed system designed for Low Band VHF Channels 2 through 6, Band I covering 54 to 88 MHz.

The JHD-HV4 antenna is also a half wave spaced dual horizon¬tally polarized dipole flat panel antenna system with pressurized feed, but engineered for high band VHF for Channels 7 through 13 on Band III at 174 to 230 MHz.

Both JHD models are built of hot dipped galvanized steel, well suited to the tropical weather of the Philippines. These antennas have proven to have excellent bandwidth with typical VSWR. Many omni-directional and custom directional patterns are available to Solar Entertainment to custom fit their coverage objectives for each city.

Solar Entertainment Corporation is a Philippines-based media company with 6 cable channels, 4 Free-TV Channels (RPN, SBN, RJTV, and BEAM TV) and a film distribution company.

About Jampro
Jampro Antennas Inc., established to answer the need for quality broadcast systems at a reasonable price, is a leading supplier of antennas, combiners & filters and RF components for every application in the broadcast industry. Reputed for innovation and customization, Jampro builds each system to the specifications of the individual broadcaster. From the first system delivered in 1954 to those installed today, the Company is committed to consistent performance and quality founded on solid engineering. Today, over 25,000 broadcasters worldwide benefit from the quality and performance provided by Jampro systems. Additional information on JAMPRO can be obtained at www.jampro.com.

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Jampro contact: Sonia Del Castillo
916-383-1177 • Sonia@jampro.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener • 845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmoon.tv

DPA Microphones Appoints Niels Jørgen Øhrgaard

In a move that will significantly strengthen its market position, DPA Microphones has appointed Niels Jørgen Øhrgaard as its new Executive VP for Sales.

Øhrgaard joins DPA Microphones from Reson where he was Executive VP Global Sales and Marketing. He has also held similar positions at other high tech companies including Hasselblad A/S and ScanView A/S – Purup Eskofot A/S.

Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA Microphones, says: “Niels Jørgen has spent the last 20 years developing and growing sales globally for a range of companies and we are delighted that DPA will now benefit from this extensive experience. His appointment comes at an exciting time for DPA. We have recently introduced the new d:facto™ Vocal Microphone, which has been well received by the audio industry, and we are also introducing other new product ranges that will appeal to a wide variety of industry sectors. Having Niels Jørgen on board will allow us to capitalize on existing business channels and extend into new business areas.”

After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Jørgen Øhrgaard moved into R&D and then sales where his negotiation skills and ability to motivate staff produced outstanding results for the companies he worked for. Now based in Copenhagen, he has travelled extensively and has lived in various countries including the Philippines, Chile and Kenya.

Commenting on his appointment, Øhrgaard says: “DPA’s microphone products have an international reputation for audio accuracy, reliability and superb engineering and this heritage offers enormous potential for the company to grow its global business. There are numerous applications for DPA’s technology and this gives us plenty of scope to develop new business channels. I hope that my experience in dealing with strategic sales will ensure the profitability of the company and extend that profitability to DPA’s partners around the world.”

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Editors’ information:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW STORE IN SOUTHINGTON, CT

— 247th Guitar Center location features on-site lessons and repair services, along with
GC’s vast inventory selection —

Westlake Village, CA (May 23, 2013) – On the evening of Thursday, May 16, 2013, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Southington, Connecticut, located at 839 Queen St. Southington, CT 06489. The Southington store (Guitar Center’s 247th retail location) is part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows the brand to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.

Southington Store Manager Mike D’Amore stated, “Playing music is not just a hobby, it’s my passion and likewise working at Guitar Center is not just my job, but a truly rewarding career where I get the chance to help my friends, neighbors and colleagues make music every day. Managing the new Guitar Center Southington is a true homecoming for me, and I’m so excited to be at a store that has the capabilities to offer musicians the chance to learn and hone their craft at the brand-new, in-house Guitar Center Studios.” D’Amore is GC certified in guitars and has been with the company since 2003.

Guitar Center Southington: What Musicians Will Find In-Store

Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the Southington music scene, Guitar Center Southington also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving Southington residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools and Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Southington brings an unprecedented selection of products to Southington, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Southington includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center Southington: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Southington customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Southington will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

In addition to special programs at the new Southington store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Southington residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues and Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center Southington Store and Studio Hours

Mon-Thurs: 11 AM-8 PM
Fri: 10 AM-8 PM
Sat: 10 AM-7 PM
Sun: 12 PM-6 PM

134th AES Convention Draws Int’l Pro Audio Community To Rome

High Level Dialogues On Loudness, Digital Cinema & Spatial Audio

ROME: “Our 134th convention exceeded expectations in every way,” reports AES executive director Bob Moses. “Our 4 day program of over 150 workshops, tutorials and round table discussions on digital cinema, loudness, spatial audio and other timely topics, packed our presentation rooms. In addition to a solid pro industry turnout, we attracted many enthusiastic students whose quest for information and mentors was palpable. Our sponsors were uniformly pleased with the new customers in attendance throughout the Convention. I feel confident that we are on a good path in Europe and look forward to expanding this new AES model in future years,” he adds.

The 134th AES Convention was held May 4 -7, 2013 at Rome’s Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre. Under the guidance of Convention Chair, Umberto Zangheri, the Convention program presented attendees with the opportunity to discuss the issues that impact the vitality of the pro audio industry.

“This Convention provided a unique environment for deliberating hot issues, and incubating future innovation and growth in the pro audio industry,” Moses states. “Many events were educational in nature, bringing professionals up to speed on important topics. Many others crystallized critical technical milestones in rapidly evolving fields such as Digital Cinema. One of our missions is to take all this amazing mental power in our industry and turn it into new standards and best practices. The work in the Digital Cinema community is a prime example of this synergy. They’re not just talking about the future; they’re making it happen in our meeting rooms. It’s very important work!” he adds.

Brian McCarty, chair of the AES Technical Committee of Sound For Digital Cinema and Television reports, “the standing-room only attendance for virtually all our Sound for Pictures Track events was augmented by the fact that these meetings were extremely productive in terms of producing demonstrable findings to support our Standards Committee activities.”

Following through on his promise to serve businesses in new ways, Moses says the decision not to have an exhibition floor was deliberate. “I wanted to test a model based on sponsorship,” he said, “in contrast to a traditional exhibition. This event and venue was a good opportunity for such a test. If you look at what our sponsors did – training, product placement, and so on, you can see some very interesting and creative ways for AES to serve them.

“I’m very grateful to these companies for supporting us and coming out to play,” Moses adds. “I heard many success stories from them, and I’m looking forward to stepping our sponsor program up another level in 2014.”

Commenting on her reaction to the Convention, Gioia Molinari, Head of Marketing for Gold Sponsor, RCF remarked, “The emphasis on serious industry issues and meaningful technical dialogues distinguished this event from the new product introduction focus of many large scale conventions. The AES European gathering is sized and designed to establish critical new business relationships and, to help us assess where the industry is headed technically. We were extremely pleased with the quality of the attendees and the genuine enthusiasm expressed by our co-sponsors. This was one of the most productive and stimulating Conventions we have participated in.”

“AES Conventions are unsurpassed environments for student interaction,” said Stephen Webber, Gold Sponsor, Berklee College of Music’s Valencia Campus Director for Technology Innovation. “These are the kinds of events, which inspire dialogues that spark creative breakthroughs. The students we engaged with were bright, inquisitive and, grateful for the opportunity to meet with both their international peers and the industry professionals who are pioneering the changes which are moving our industry forward.”

“The AES Rome Convention technical program focus appealed to us as a manufacturer,” said CharterOak President Michael Deming. “The format successfully allowed us to present our products in a focused way in two technical training sessions ‘Intelligent Compression In the Analog Domain’ and ‘Wide Bandwidth Equalization in the Analog Domain.’ Our presentation room was filled with industry pioneers, working professionals and wide-eyed students, creating an environment for training and technical discussions, that doesn’t happen on a crowded exhibits floor,” Deming adds.

AES President, Frank Wells concludes, “In the marketplace of ideas, the 134th Convention proved that the AES remains professional audio’s prime source for the fundamental information, leading edge technology and technique, standards and practices-AES convention attendees have the information available to allow them lead the curve while others follow.”

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Photos
1. Keynote crowd at 134th AES Convention in Rome
2. Members of the 134th AES Convention team in Rome
3. 134th AES Convention co-sponsor, CharterOak, President, Michael Deming during a presentation in Rome.

The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

Jünger Audio Unveils the V*AP Voice Processor To Asian Broadcasters

Dynamics specialist Jünger Audio will be showing its new V*AP two channel voice processor at Broadcast Asia 2013 (Booth 5E6-01). This will give broadcasters in the region their first opportunity to view a product that is specifically designed to make life easier for engineers working in radio stations and TV production voice-over studios.

V*AP, the latest addition to Jünger Audio’s award-winning *AP family of products, draws on the company’s extensive experience with previous Voice Processing devices such as its v-series, but adds new tools and algorithms to create a new, easier and more efficient approach to voice processing with no compromise in sound quality.

V*AP’s main task is to offer perfect control of microphone recordings. Jünger Audio has also included processing such as HP/LP filtering, dynamic section, full parametric EQ and de-essing. All of the V*AP functions can be easily set up by the audio engineer, making it hassle free for any journalist or reporter to use it. Jünger Audio has also provided a dedicated leveler combined with a voice over circuit to help auto-mix voice programs into loudness-based broadcasting on the fly. Using the optional SDI I/O card automated voice over for embedded audio becomes an attractive feature of the V*AP.

Available as either an insert into a mixing desk or as a stand-alone unit, V*AP offers interfaces that allow integration in existing environments via an AES insert. The unit can also be used with an optional analogue board that adds two high quality mic-preamps.

Another key feature of V*AP is the inclusion of Spectral Signature™, Jünger Audio’s automatic spectral sound management algorithm that dynamically controls spectral balance to create consistent voice recordings meeting a dedicated station sound. Spectral Signature™ can automatically analyze the recording of the voice to create a sound fingerprints that become the reference the algorithm matches to on all subsequent live recordings.

At Broadcast Asia 2013, Jünger Audio will also show its ground-breaking M*AP audio loudness processor, which combines an audio monitor controller and a loudness measurement device in one unit, thus providing comprehensive quality control and loudness monitoring for anyone working in a production or broadcast environment.

Designed for quality checking surround (5.1) and/or stereo programs, M*AP can be used for live monitoring and also to ensure compliance with today’s standards and regulations (ITU 1770-3, ATSC A/85 or EBU R128).

The unit comes with alarm signals that alert the operator when pre-set loudness thresholds are exceeded, and these signals can be delivered by simple GPOs and/or SNMP traps, which carry actual loudness values. Loudness measurements can be performed over a long run or over a fraction of a program, or both. These measurements can be triggered by automation systems via GPIs or via the network – or even manually by buttons of the X*AP remote panel.

Alongside loudness measurements, M*AP also offers functionality for acoustical QA. It has eight speaker outputs that allow for A/B checking of stereo compatibility of a surround downmix through alternative speakers, as well as via L/R front speakers.

Peter Pörs, Managing Director of Jünger Audio, says: “By incorporating 3G, HD and SD auto detection, M*AP gives users the option of dealing with all 16 channels of SDI embedded audio at the same time. This means that you can listen to one program while permanently logging the loudness of two (5.1 +2 mode) or four (4×2 mode) programs. It is also possible to send further embedded programs to M*AP’s AES outputs to feed a third party instrument for analyzing and/or display.”

For no extra cost, the M*AP’s SDI board acts as an embedder as well and comes with video delay to compensate for any kind of audio delay. This feature is ideal for those looking to maintain lip sync in QA suites or control rooms. M*AP also features a built-in Dolby® Metadata generator and an optional Dolby® decoder that allows users to decode Dolby-E, Dolby-D (AC-3) and Dolby Digital plus (E-AC-3).

Jünger Audio will complete its Broadcast Asia line-up with the Award-winning T*AP TV Audio Processor and Loudness Logger, a powerful tool that offers customers of all Jünger Audio levelling processors an easy way to monitor the development of the loudness over time. Using this new software, broadcasters can monitor in real time or by analyzing previously stored loudness log files. This innovation is critical as all broadcasters now need to show precisely how their audio levels are performing in order to comply with new legislation on Loudness.

If you would like more information about these products please visit Jünger Audio at Broadcast Asia 2013 – Booth 5E6-01 – for a demo.

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About Jünger Audio
Established in Berlin in 1990, Jünger Audio specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality digital audio dynamics processors. It has developed a unique range of digital processors that are designed to meet the demands of the professional audio market. All of its products are easy to operate and are developed and manufactured in-house, ensuring that the highest standards are maintained throughout. Its customers include many of the world’s top radio and TV broadcasters, IPTV providers, music recording studios and audio post production facilities. www.jungeraudio.com

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