YOU’RE INVITED: Antelope Audio to Provide Sneak Preview of World’s First Atomic AD/DA Preamp at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

Antelope Audio cordially invites you to experience a first hand, sneak preview of its groundbreaking Rubicon: the world’s first atomic AD/DA preamp. Join Antelope Audio each day at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest where we will be conducting live demonstrations of Antelope Audio’s advanced AD/DA and clocking technologies, which are recognized and used extensively throughout the recording, mastering and film production world. In addition to showcasing the Rubicon and conducting private listening sessions of its DACs and clocking technologies, Antelope will have its renowned Zodiac Gold 384 kHz DAC on hand, which has been reviewed favorably in publications like Digital Trends, AV Guide, Stereophile and many others.

WHAT: Antelope Audio AD/DA and clocking demonstrations at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest
WHERE: Denver Marriott Tech Center, Marriott Tower Level 10, Room 1022
WHEN: October 12th through 14th, 2012 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
RSVP HERE

Experience “True to Life” Analog to Digital Conversion
The 10 MHz Rubidium atomic clock, coupled with Antelope Audio’s proprietary clocking technology achieves at breakthrough in jitter management, providing listeners with unprecedented sound quality. The transformer-based, ultra low noise, discrete JFET phono preamp, together with the ultra-high 384 kHz sample rate A/D conversion and USB recording capability provide users with the sublime experience of digitizing their favoriate tracks, keeping the depth and warmth of the original analog recordings.

Zodiac Gold USB DAC with 384 kHz Audio Capability
Antelope’s Oven Controlled Oscillator and 64-bit clocking technology help audiophiles experience a new level of detail, sound clarity and warmth. The DAC features a plug and play USB interface that connects seamlessly to an iPad, Mac, PC, or just about any other digital media source. The 384 kHz audio capability dramatically improves the listening experience on both loudspeakers and headphones.

The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter Hosts Super Producer Panel At GRAMMY® GPS: A Road Map For Today’s Music Pro

On Saturday, Sept. 8, The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter, in association with the Producers & Engineers Wing®, held GRAMMY® GPS: A Road Map For Today’s Music Pro at the W Hotel in the stylish Buckhead district of Atlanta. Nearly 300 musicians, students, producers, engineers and other music industry professionals assembled to attend multiple educational sessions which covered topics such as basic entertainment law and vocal health, as well as, for students, an introduction to GRAMMY U, internships, networking, and more.

A highlight of the all-day conference was the Super Producer Panel with a stellar lineup featuring Bryan-Michael Cox (Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Steve Lillywhite (Dave Matthews Band, the Pogues, U2), Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine, Pearl Jam), Justin “Just Blaze” Smith (Drake, Eminem, Jay-Z) and moderator Butch Walker (Pink, Katy Perry, Weezer). The group offered nonstop, lively opinions on topics including what defines a producer, how the industry has changed and how they are adapting, different aspects of the production process (business, sonic, artistic and aesthetic) and the increasingly important relationship between recordmakers and devoted fans. In a final summary of what it takes to succeed today, Walker offered, “You’ve just got to work harder to put more ‘good’ on your album.”

The day ended with a presentation of “Here There & Everywhere: My Life Recording The Music Of The Beatles” by legendary engineer Geoff Emerick (the Beatles’ Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour and Abbey Road, along with work for other key artists) and author Howard Massey. The duo took a delighted and appreciative audience on an audiovisual journey behind the scenes into the creative and technical processes of this remarkable engineer that led to some of the greatest music of the last 40 years.

“We had an amazing assemblage of talent here today in Atlanta,” stated P&E Wing Senior Executive Director Maureen Droney. “The producers and engineers who participated all showed the passion for their work that was the uniting theme of the entire day — they all recognize the realities of our changing industry and continue to seek to elevate their profession.”

Neumann KH 120 Studio Monitors Deliver Superior Midrange and Truthful Response for Classical Music Producer Leszek Wojcik

Since the early 1970s, Leszek Wojcik has been recording exquisite classical music performances at top venues including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, The Rose Theater and Carnegie Hall, where he is employed as recording studio manager. Wojcik, who is also a highly sought after freelance classical recording professional, recently acquired a pair of Neumann KH 120 monitors.

Wojcik had been using a competitor’s pair of monitors, but ‘never really fell in love with them.’ He decided to switch to the Neumann KH 120s after one of his classical recording colleagues, Mateusz Zechowski, recommended them, citing their outstanding transparency and natural sound. Since then, they have become a foundational element of his control room and he’s never looked back.

“It took me about 15 seconds to make the decision to switch to the Neumann KH 120s,” Wojcik says. “The midrange is fantastic. It’s very truthful and flat, which is critical in recording classical music. For me, the midrange is the single most important part of a monitor’s sound, because most of the compositions in Western music were written for this range.”

Wojcik, who has a master’s degree in Tonmeister Studies from Chopin Music Academy and who lectures on “Aesthetics of Recording” at New York University, is well versed in both the theory and practice of audio recording and draws from over three decades of experience: “I come from the school that encourages making your decisions based on listening,” says Wojcik. “No two situations are the same in classical music recording so you have to keep searching for the perfect sound and you do this by listening. For this reason, the main component of the control room are the monitors, and the Neumann KH 120s are a great tool.”

Wojcik’s first field test of the KH 120 came during the recording of a performance of an orchestra from Qatar at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City. Wojcik set up his Neumann KH 120s in an alcove adjacent to the hall where he monitored the recording and also sent out a stereo broadcast mix for television. While he was monitoring at low levels, he says that the KH 120s performed admirably, providing a dynamic sound that simplified his job.

For Wojcik, having the right mix of tools is an absolute prerequisite to creating the vibrant recordings he has become known for in the industry. “I’m sure that the chisel and the hammer that Michelangelo used to create his statues were the highest possible quality of the time, and for me, the Neumann KH 120 is a wonderful tool to have — it’s like Michelangelo’s chisel,” Wojcik said.

In addition to the Neumann KH 120 monitors, Wojcik relies heavily on other Neumann and Sennheiser equipment such as Neumann KM series microphones, Sennheiser MKH series microphones — including the Sennheiser multi-pattern MKH 8000 which he uses on the ‘most demanding’ instruments — and a pair of classic Sennheiser HD 580 headphones.

“The basic premise of classical music recording is concert realism,” Wojcik concludes. “The recording should reflect the concert sound. If you go to the ideal concert hall, sit in the ideal seat in the ideal distance from the performance, this is how you should expect to hear a well made recording. Your skill and your choice of tools is immensely important. In my work as a recording recording professional, the Neumann KH 120s are a very important tool for me.”

Image caption:
Leszek Wojcik recording on location with his Neumann KH 120 monitors at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City.

AES Launches Mobile APP For SF Convention

Provides Universal Convention Details + Total Connectivity

SAN FRANCISCO: The 133rd AES Mobile Convention will empower exhibitors and attendees with virtually unlimited connectivity and flexibility. Coordinated by AES CIO Steve Johnson, this ‘must have’ App delivers instant access to every aspect of the event, from fast breaking program updates to comprehensive details on technical programs, tours and special events. The App also features a user-friendly option for locating exhibitors on the show floor, even when Internet access isn’t available.

“Another new feature is clickable presenter names, enabling rapid access to background credits for every session participant. Changes for the exhibition are even more dramatic,” Johnson says. “The App provides detailed information on each exhibitor, and accelerates downloading of brochures, videos and news releases. Another new button jumps users directly to specific booth locations on the show floor map. It also provides convention news bulletins, a Twitter feed following the #AESorg hashtag, and much more,” Johnson adds.

The AES 133rd Mobile Convention is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android. Blackberry and other Smartphone users can utilize a mobile web version optimized for those devices. The app is available immediately, and can be downloaded free from the AES website.

In addition, the AES has developed a wide range of Exhibitor opportunities designed to help their companies stand out from the crowd. Options range from uploading logos and brochures, to banner ads and video presentations. More information can be found on the San Francisco exhibitor website.

Photo: The 133rd AES Mobile Convention App

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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

Broadcast India 2012 Preview NETIA Stand D 413 Oct. 10-12

NETIA Products at Broadcast India 2012:

Radio-Assist(TM) 8.1 — Upgraded Radio Automation Solution
NETIA will showcase the latest version of its powerful Radio-Assist(TM) range of digital audio automation software. The new version offers the same robust array of tools for streamlined end-to-end multimedia production, broadcast, and publication workflows, along with two significant new features: an integrated music-scheduling application and video editing capability. Radio-Assist 8.1 users can access both new features from a single user interface.

With music management tools integrated into Radio-Assist 8.1′s FederAll playlist preparation module, users can automate playlist generation according to preset criteria, business policies, and a wide range of intelligent options for sequencing music. The video editing tool within the Radio-Assist 8.1 interface addresses the growing demand for radio broadcasters to provide video via their online portals. This simple and easy-to-use editing tool is available through the same GUI as the Snippet audio editing tool, providing a familiar utility that allows staff to produce video clips with very little training.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/NETIA/RadioAssist8.zip
Image Caption: NETIA Radio-Assist(TM) 8

NETIA Content Management System
During Broadcast India 2012, NETIA will highlight the latest version of its Content Management System (CMS), which allows users to manage all processes within the global production environment — from editing through post and distribution — through simple, easy-to-manage workflows and task automation, accessed through one unique and easy-to-use interface. With the NETIA CMS, users can connect all of their partners and vendors within a single production ecosystem, simplifying the sharing and managing of media assets.

CMS now boasts a more robust metadata management module and even richer indexing and segmentation functionalities while providing an enhanced GUI that allows a greater number of fields to be personalized. In order to automate the description of audio and video content, NETIA CMS interfaces with third-party speech-to-text transcription systems. A multilingual thesaurus module available in this new CMS release ensures there are endless possibilities for describing content very precisely, in turn making it easier for users to access and retrieve specific content. Finally, the CMS includes an enhanced administration application that further simplifies system management.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/NETIA/CMS.zip
Image Caption: NETIA Content Management System (CMS)

Company Overview:

NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices.

NETIA provides content management solutions to major radio and television brands and to multimedia groups around the world. Clients include SBS and ABC in Australia, RAI Italy, France Telecom/Orange, MediaCorp Singapore, RTL France, Radio Globo in Brazil, RTM Malaysia, Radio France, the Associated Press, France Télévisions, TV Center Russia, and L’Équipe 24/24. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

Auralex® Offers ProFusor II™ Fabric Wrapped Sound Diffusor

— ProFusor II™ keeps sound waves from grouping without removing acoustic energy in a critical listening environment —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and soon to celebrate its 35th anniversary, introduces the new ProFusor II™ Fabric Wrapped Sound Diffusor. ProFusor II addresses flutter echo without removing acoustic energy in the room or greatly changing the frequency content of the sound. By incorporating ProFusor II’s, the user can make a small space seem large and a large space seem even larger. ProFusors allow users to enhance the accuracy of critical listening environments and create a larger “sweet spot.”

Ideal for use in residential theaters, listening rooms, concert halls, recording studios, houses of worship and various other residential and commercial applications, this engineered quadratic residue diffusor is available in two sizes (ProFusor22: 2′x2′x3″; and ProFusor24: 2′x4′x3″) and five fabric color options (Ebony, Pumice, Mesa, Sand and Shadow). ProFusor is manufactured from Class A fire rated materials, and its 3″ depth and decorative fabric allow it to fit nicely into many attractive custom designs for those requiring uncompromising performance and great aesthetics.

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

Auralex’s Acclaimed Free Personalized Room Analysis Service Helps AV Systems Integrators Build Rooms and Build Business From Coast To Coast

— AV systems integrators in all parts of the country have found tremendous value in Auralex’s Free Personalized Room Analysis Service, which helps them analyze customers’ environments for effective sound treatment —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and soon to celebrate its 35th anniversary, has recently been providing its Free Personalized Room Analysis service for AV systems integrators and other sound professionals nationwide. The service, which allows users to enter key parameter values on Auralex’s website, then calculates the dimensions, draws virtual 3D renderings of the project and suggests the most appropriate Auralex acoustical treatment projects for it, is free and has proven to be a tremendously valuable asset for AV professionals.

In Mendon, New York, Jeff Bradford, Owner of The Sound Guys – a custom integrator of distributed audio and video systems, as well as home theaters, home automation, lighting control, closed-circuit TV and high-tech telephone and security systems – has been relying on the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service for over three years. “We apply it to every home theater and media room we build,” he says. “The service is great and it’s saved us money, time and effort. What we especially like is the ability to do all of the renderings in the right colors. And it’s also helped us bring in more new business, and as a result, new revenue. That’s pretty fantastic for a ‘free’ service.”

Deep in the heart of Texas, where Bjorn’s Audio Video provides specialty retail services and home theater design for customers in the San Antonio area, Jeff Griffin, the company’s Project Manager and Systems Designer, says they’ve also been happily using the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service for over three years. Griffin says that among other advantages, the service provides a great visual way to clearly explain to customers what rooms will look like when they’re done and what the actual benefits will be from acoustical treatment. “They can see where the panels will be when it’s all finished, and that’s very reassuring for many of them, since some customers can’t visualize a finished room as well as others can,” he says. “It also lets them see you as a subject-matter expert, which adds to the overall sense of professionalism. It all helps the customer understand the concepts of acoustical treatment, which is something that may seem hard to grasp initially but which will benefit them tremendously in the end. And Auralex enables that.”

Over on the West Coast, Jim Kingsley, Owner of Kingsley AV, which has been serving the mid- to high-end home theater and music system market in Irvine, California, since 1991, says he just began using the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service in the last year and the experience has been excellent for both him and his customers. “I send Auralex the key information, including dimensions of the room, what kind of speakers I’m using and where the seating is, and they provide me with an exact plan for laying out where the absorption and diffusion needs to be and what types of products are best to use and where to put them for the best results,” explains. “It’s simple and very effective. Auralex has the experience with acoustics, they’re trained in acoustical engineering and they understand what it takes to transform a room.” Kingsley adds that the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service not only helps his company deliver a better outcome, but the detailed acoustical plan that the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service provides also reassures his customers about their investment in the acoustical aspect of their design. ”The clients are more comfortable about that, and that means improved revenues and happier customers for us,” he says. “That’s a great outcome.”

About Auralex’s Free Personalized Room Analysis
Whether you have specific acoustical concerns you are trying to address or just want to achieve the most accurate listening environment possible, Auralex’s Free Personalized Room Analysis is a cost-effective solution for diagnosing and treating acoustical inaccuracies. The service allows customers to feed information about the environment to Auralex so the company’s Application Specialists can immediately begin evaluating the room’s acoustical needs. Customers simply fill out a form (online or downloadable) with details about their project and provide diagrams with room dimensions. This information is then used to render an acoustical model of the space and to determine the most effective acoustical treatment plan for the specific room and application.

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

Lowell Expands Surge Suppression Offerings with New Models

— New rackmount panels and power strips offer cost-effective single- and dual-stage surge protection —

Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional A/V Products currently celebrating its 65th anniversary, has expanded its range of surge suppression products with three new models: ACR-1509-S and ACR-1509-SD (rackmount panels) and ACS-1505-SW-SD (power strip). All three were developed to provide system integrators with high quality, cost-effective surge suppression solutions.

The ETL-listed ACR-1509-S and ACR-1509-SD are 1U 19-inch EIA rackmount panels with a total of nine 15A outlets (3 switched, 6 unswitched), front rocker switch, and nine-foot power cord with NEMA 5-15P plug. The ACR1509-S offers single-stage surge suppression, while the ACR-1509-SD offers dual-stage (redundant) protection. Both models are made in the USA with domestic and foreign parts.

The ACS-1505-SW-SD is a low-profile, 15A rackmount power strip that measures only 2 inches by 2 inches by 12 inches yet includes five single outlets (all switched) with spacing for external power supplies plus the new dual-stage surge suppression. ETL Listed in the US and Canada, this power strip includes a six-foot detachable power cord with molded plug and universal mounting brackets.

For more information, please visit www.lowellmfg.com or e-mail Lowell at sales@lowellmfg.com.

DK-Technologies Appoints New Sales & Marketing Director

As DK-Technologies celebrates its 25th anniversary, the company has announced a key strategic appointment that is designed to strengthen its global sales and marketing effort.

Jacob Hänel Christensen has joined DK-Technologies as Sales & Marketing Director, with responsibility for promoting the company’s entire range of audio and video metering products including the award winning DK Meter and PT0760M waveform monitor. He will be based at DK-Technologies’ head office in Herlev, Denmark.

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from DTU and an E-MBA from CBS, Jacob is ideally placed to drive the company forward as it enters the next phase in its development. He joins DK-Technologies from dnp denmark, a world leader in optical projection screens. During the 11 years he spent with dnp, Jacob held positions within sales and product marketing, ultimately achieving the post of Head of Business Development with responsibility for the dnpSolar business unit.

Karsten Hansen, CEO of DK-technologies, says: “We are delighted to have Jacob on board and feel confident that his background in sales, marketing and business development will help DK-Technologies capitalize on the success of products like the DK Meter range by developing opportunities in existing markets and expanding our reach into new territories around the world.”

Jacob adds: “I am very excited about joining DK-Technologies and look forward to helping the company promote its world class products and expand its sales network on a global scale. The timing of my appointment is perfect as the new DK Meters are making a big impact on the market. I will be working extensively with DK’s sales channels to ensure maximum exposure for these groundbreaking Loudness meters, along with all of the other products in DK’s portfolio.”

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About DK-Technologies
DK-Technologies develops and produces audio meters, video sync and test signal generators, as well as video waveform monitors and colour analysers both for LCD and CRT monitors. Alongside its worldwide distributor network, DK-Technologies also operates branch offices in Denmark, Germany, UK and USA. www.dk-technologies.com

Waves Unveils NS1 Noise Suppressor Plugin

— The NS1 Noise Suppressor instantly analyzes and adapts to a user’s signal in real time, bringing the foreground into focus as it eliminates unnecessary background noise —

Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies, introduces its new NS1 Noise Suppressor. A uniquely intuitive professional noise suppression plugin, Waves’ NS1 Noise Suppressor intelligently differentiates between dialog and unwanted noise. Perfect for post production, broadcast, voiceover, audio forensics and musical applications alike, NS1 instantly analyzes and adapts to a user’s signal in real time, bringing the foreground into focus as it eliminates unnecessary background noise.

Intuitively controlled by a simple single fader, NS1 also features an attenuation meter, which shows users just how much overall energy is being removed from their input signal. NS1 is SoundGrid® and MultiRack Native compatible.

Controls:
Fader determines the amount of noise suppression.
Attenuation Meter displays the amount of overall energy removed from the input signal.

Waves NS1 Noise Suppressor is now available with pricing as follows:
Native – U.S. MSRP $200, with a special introductory price of $99
TDM – U.S. MSRP $300, with a special introductory price of $149

Visit www.waves.com for more information.

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