Archive for September 16th, 2008

125th AES Activities for Sonic Studio

Company Set to Launch, Demo & Preview New Professional Solutions

Marin County, CA – September 16, 2008 — After a two year hiatus, San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center will be the renewed focus of all things audio. Sonic Studio, LLC will be there. Sonic Studio will be launching new products, demonstrating current wares, and providing a glimpse at future technologies of note.

The company will stage the first public showing of several new items. A brief look at the convention highlights include:

• the release of the new, low cost NoNOISE FixIt option
• shipment of the new DSD Converter option
• the release of a new version 5 of Sonic Console
• on–site & off–site demonstrations of new & current products including the latest versions of PreMaster CD, soundBlade and the new v5 Console for Series 300 I/O Processors with 2d DSP expansion
• technology demonstrations of partner hardware & software products

A significant new product will be released, a restoration option exclusively for soundBlade™ and PreMaster CD™. NoNOISE FixIt™ combines elements of Manual DeClick™, Manual DeCrackle™, Broadband DeNoise™ and Sonic EQ™, all in a single, low cost bundle. Unlike other inexpensive restoration tools on the market, FixIt uses the same high fidelity NoNOISE II engine found in each stand–alone option, while providing a simplified user interface and entry level price. NoNOISE FixIt enables any studio, large or small, to add high quality restoration to their service mix.

With the addition of low cost, DSD–native recorders to the audio engineer’s toolkit, there has not been a professional yet cost effective solution to the problem of DSD to PCM conversion and distribution. In response to that need, Sonic Studio is shipping a new option, DSD Converter™, for soundBlade and PreMaster CD. This bidirectional processor converts either DSD or LPCM data in the background, preserving all the nuance of the original recording.

For customers who own Sonic Studio’s exclusive Series 300™ line of DSP I/O processors, a new, radically improved Sonic Console is available. Taking full advantage of Metric Halo’s 2d hardware capabilities, the v5 Console boasts a new user interface with simplified routing and factory templates for common tasks, plus new +DSP modules for reverberation and Character. Borrowing the euphonic distortion found in “classic� analog gear, Character integrates many flavors of tasty distortion directly into the Series 300 hardware. Every channel in a 2d mixer, including all bus masters, has a wide range of tube, transformer and FET Characters available.

As part of Sonic Studio’s presence at the show, they will be holding demonstrations of their products at a great local facility near Moscone. To learn more about any of the items mentioned and book a personal demo, stop by booth 1339 in the Moscone Center from October 2nd through the 5th, call them at 1-415-460-1201, or visit Sonic Studio on the web.

About Sonic Studio

Sonic Studio, LLC is the premier manufacturer of ultra–fidelity PCM and DSD content creation systems. Sonic Studio’s Emmy award–winning NoNOISE II suite is the leading audio restoration toolset for archivists, record labels, videographers and forensic investigators while their product lines for Red and Scarlet Book premastering define the state of the art. Sonic Studio’s digital audio workstations and software are in use at major studios, record labels, broadcast and post production facilities worldwide. Based in Marin County, California, Sonic Studio has an international network of distributors and channel partners who share their commitment to quality and service.

soundBlade, PreMaster CD, Series 300, NoNOISE II, NoNOISE FixIt, Manual DeClick, Manual DeCrackle, Broadband DeNoise, Sonic EQ, sonicstudio.com and the Sonic Studio logo and type are trademarks of Sonic Studio, LLC in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS HOLDS TRAINING CLASSES AT AES EXHIBITION; NEXO SUPPORTS AES SPECIAL EVENTS ROOM

BUENA PARK, Calif.─ Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) will offer two distinct training classes throughout the AES Show in Demo Room #120. The classes will be 60-90 minutes in length and the first will cover Digital Audio Networking Solutions for Sound Reinforcement with a second class for advanced users of the Yamaha PM5D-EX console.

The demo room will feature the new Yamaha SB168-ES Stage Box; a PM5D-EX system consisting of a PM5D digital console, DSP5D Expander, LYVE Tracker Recording System; MY16-ES64 and MY16-EX EtherSound expansion cards; Yamaha NAI-48ES, AD8HR, and DME8o-ES components, and classes will cover the Yamaha solution to creating a true digital audio network for sound reinforcement. A Yamaha LS-9 digital console, NEXO PS 8 Series speakers, NEXO PS Speaker Processor, Yamaha PC Series amps, will handle the pa for all classes.

YCAS will also provide a 7.1 system for use by the Audio Engineering Society in their Special Events Room, #134. A NEXO GEO S12 Series line array consisting of (17) GEO S1210 and (7) GEO S1230 line array boxes, NX242ES, GEO Subs including the new RS Sub, Yamaha T5n amplifiers, Yamaha M7CL digital console, and EtherSound expansion cards will carry the sound of AES planned events in the Special Events Room throughout the show.

When the Special Events Room is not being used for AES events, Lloyd Kinkade, Yamaha Commercial Audio speaker product manager, will hold 7.1 demonstrations of the new NEXO GEO S12 system throughout the three-day show. Check the schedule posted outside the AES Special Events Room for NEXO demo times. 7.1 demo playback material will be provided by Michael Chafee Enterprises.

Check the Yamaha ad on the back cover of the AES Daily for specific class times in demo room #120 and NEXO demo times in #134.

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THE OVEN STUDIOS ADDS SECOND SOLID STATE LOGIC DUALITY CONSOLE

NEW YORK – The Oven Studios, a private recording studio owned by hit makers, R&B superstar Alicia Keys and record producer Kerry “Krucial� Brothers, is adding a second 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality console. Duality, which provides SSL’s legendary SuperAnalogue™ signal path and integrated DAW control, is proving to be a recipe for The Oven’s continued success. The console was used almost exclusively on Keys’ 2007 multi-platinum hit “As I Am.� more

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PROPELLERHEADS PRESENTS THE PRODUCERS CONFERENCE, ATLANTA

Learn Reason version 4 from the Pros featuring Shondrae “Mr. Bangladesh” Crawford and DJ Toomp in Atlanta!

James Bernard (Propellerhead Lead Product Specialist), Peff (aka Kurt Kurasaki, Author of Power Tools for Reason 3.0) and Chris Petti (Line 6/Propellerhead Software Product Specialist) will demonstrate how to maximize your Reason system. Whether you’re just getting started or an advanced Reason user, learn the inside tips and trick for making beats, use of Propellerhead’s powerful Sequencer, ReGroove Mixer, streamlining your creative workflow, producing patches, sounds, and more!

The highlight of the 4 hour conference will feature an artist appearances from Shondrae “Mr. Bangladesh” Crawford and DJ Toomp. They’ll be discussing a wide variety of topics including: Production Techniques, Mixing Techniques, Sound Design and more!

Attendees will have their chance to ask questions during the Artist section.

Where: Doppler Studios
1922 Piedmont Circle,
Atlanta, GA 30324
When: Saturday Septermber 20, 2008, 9:30 am

Get Your Ticket Now! This interactive learning session is only $35 per person. All attendees will receive a free Music Production with Reason 4 DVD Tutorial (valued at $59) at the event. More giveaways and special offers to be offered during the event! Visit www.theproducersconference.com for tickets!

CONFERENCE FEATURES

Workshops from:

10:00 am Chris Petti – “Discovering Reason’s Powerful Sequencer and HyperSampled ReFill Collection” Discover how you can improve your creative workflow using Reason’s new sequencer. In addition, Chris will be showcasing Propellerhead’s ReFill collection and how these instruments can make your music come alive.

11:10 am Peff – “Modular Synthesis with Thor” This tutorial will explore basic concepts behind sound design and using Reason’s new Thor Polysonic synthesizer. Peff will provide an in-depth look at the available oscillators and filter types. In addition, Peff will provide an in depth view of the modulation matrix and its capabilities.

12:10 pm James Bernard – “Quantizing your Beats with the ReGroove Mixer” Learn the ins and outs of Reason version 4’s exciting new real-time ReGroove engine. Get ready for a guided tour exploring the limitless possibilities of this powerful feature for building and modifying grooves.

1:00 pm Artist Presentation / Q&A

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ANTON/BAUER SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON CINEMATIC POWER OPTIONS

CINEâ„¢ Product Line Showcased at IBC 2008

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008 – Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of professional camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, is showcasing its expanded CINE™ line of power products at IBC 2008 (Stand 9.C40b). The CINE™ VCLX and VCLX/2 offer superior runtime and service longevity for the power demands of today’s digital cinema production and lighting industries. Each model employs the high-draw performance of the Nickel Metal Hydride technology of Anton/Bauer’s HyTRON® 140 video batteries, making up a power package designed for the convergence of 28-volt film and 14-volt video equipment. more

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