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GRAMMY-AWARDED PRODUCER/ENGINEER ROGER NICHOLS TO TEACH MASTER CLASS AT PROMEDIA TRAINING’S MIAMI PRO TOOLS 8 MUSIC PRODUCTION & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Nichols Delves Deep Into The Art & Science of Mixing As Part of PMT’s Accelerated Program Curriculum; Feb. 25-Mar. 10, 2009

ProMedia Training, the leader in modern accelerated audio and multimedia training, is pleased to announce Grammy-award-winning producer and engineer, Roger Nichols, will teach a Master Class on March 8th as part of ProMedia Training’s Miami Music Production & Certification Program (February 25 – March 10, 2009). This influential professional will offer mixing training and insights, drawing upon his vast experience working with Digidesign’s state-of-the-art production software—and iconic artists including Steely Dan, the Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa, Crosby Stills & Nash, Roy Orbison, Plácido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Mark Knopfler, and James Taylor, to name a mere few. PMT’s Music Production & Certification Program is offered at its Miami facility (1926 NE 154th St., No. Miami, FL 33162), located in the heart of North Miami’s legendary recording scene, blocks away from The Hit Factory/Criteria Studios and dozens of other music, TV and film studios.

ProMedia Training’s Miami Music Production & Certification Program—a 14-day, 112 clock-hour accelerated package¬—is one of PMT’s most comprehensive packages, geared towards the beginner-to-intermediate student. The Program includes four Digidesign certified courses, a mixing course, and a Reason course written by MIDI master Craig Anderton. The final Master Class, “All About Mixing�, is hosted exclusively by Roger Nichols, who explores both the “science� and the “art� of mixing.

Throughout the curriculum, students will learn proper setup, recording, editing and mixing, go in-depth into the world of plug-ins, MIDI, beat detective, elastic audio and the art and science of mixing, and learn the ins and outs of Reason. Students will also work with sophisticated HD systems and control surfaces, and upon successfully completing the courses, will take the Digidesign exam for Certification. The package tuition also includes a free plug-in from Digidesign (valued at $500).

For more information on ProMedia Training’s Music Production & Certification Program and course specifics, go to: www.promediatraining.com

About ProMedia Training
With locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Nashville, San Diego, and New York, ProMedia Training is the leader in modern accelerated audio and multimedia training. In addition to individual instruction at professional facilities, the company provides on-site training for corporations, allowing industry professionals to upgrade their skills in their own working environment—some of which include MTV, HBO, and Turner Broadcasting; Dolby Labs, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Loyola University. The faculty includes Grammy and Emmy Award winners that have worked on hundreds of gold and platinum albums with such artists as U2, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin, Steely Dan, Ozzy Osbourne, Outkast, and Dixie Chicks. ProMedia Training partners with manufacturers such as Digidesign, Apple, Propellerhead, and Waves. ProMedia Training is the leading authorized Digidesign Pro School, having certified more students than any other organization. For more information visit: www.promediatraining.com

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Fernando Perez Cardenas joins Communications Systems Division, Bosch Security Systems, Inc.

The Communications Systems Division of Bosch Security Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that, as of January 2009, Fernando Perez Cardenas is its Sales Manager for the Andean Region (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile).

Mr. Cardenas, a native of Lima, Peru, brings a wealth of experience to the Communications Systems Division’s South America team, which is continuing to expand in order to keep pace with their growth in the region. Mr. Cardenas will report to Franck Fabry, Director of Americas Export Sales, Communications Systems Division, Bosch Security Systems, Inc.

Prior to assuming his position at Bosch, Mr. Cardenas studied sound engineering for five years at the University of Technology in Santiago, Chile. Upon graduation, Mr. Cardenas began a career as a freelance sound engineer, working in recording studios and mixing live sound as a FOH engineer in Peru, and for two years as a sound engineer at Lima-based Mega Studio. In addition to his freelance work in South America, Mr. Cardenas also worked for three years in Spain as a freelance FOH engineer for theaters in Madrid and Málaga. He welcomes the challenge of bringing the Bosch family of products to greater prominence in South America.

“I’m very happy to join the Communications Systems team,� says Mr. Cardenas. “And I’m very excited to bring its family of pro audio brands to Latin America. I am particularly excited to grow the Electro-Voice brand in this region. My goal is to help ensure EV products become the first choice for any major audio application in South America. With new technologies like NetMax and IRIS-Net, we will lead the way forward. From students at my former college to my colleagues in live sound production, I have a personal, hands-on understanding of what this region needs, and now I’m working with the best people and products to raise the bar for audio here.�

“The addition of Fernando Perez to the Latin American sales team will allow us to better focus on the Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Bolivian, and Chilean markets� comments Franck Fabry, Director of Americas Export Sales, Communications Systems Division, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. “Fernando’s enthusiasm and familiarity with professional audio, intercom, and conferencing equipment will be an enormous asset to our Bosch partners. He will provide an essential point of contact for clients seeking help with product specifications, recommending the appropriate equipment solutions for their applications. We are delighted to have Fernando on board and look forward to having him travel throughout the region to train an even greater number of end-users.�

Contact info:
Fernando Perez Cardenas
Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
Communications Systems Division
Sales Manager, Andean South
www.boschcommunications.com

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Electro-Voice front and center at Winter NAMM 2009 with five major new product launches

namm_2009_new_products_001.jpgWinter NAMM 2009 saw Electro-Voice unveil an array of hot new products, including Tour X loudspeakers, PL Series microphones, Q Series amplifiers, the DC-One loudspeaker controller, and the NetMax N8000-1500 audio processor.

Tour X loudspeakers embody the same engineering excellence and aesthetic design found in our world-class touring systems. A range of innovative features and patent-pending designs make Tour X the most exciting loudspeaker series available today.

Tour X: Own The Show.
Tour X Won Music & Sound Retailer Magazine’s “Speaker of the Year� Award at Winter NAMM 2009!

Q Series amplifiers bring our world-tour-proven approach to amp design to a new level of performance, efficiency, and value. With a range of protection features and sonic excellence built into every detail, the Class-H Q Series raises the bar for compact amplification.

Tour-Proven EV Power.

PL Series microphones. Perfected by our world-class microphone engineers and validated by professional performers and FOH engineers after rigorous R&D, the PL Series features seven vocal models and three instrument models—all boasting exceptional durability, sonic performance, and contemporary styling.

Your performance is unique. Mic it wisely.

DC-One is the next generation of Electro-Voice signal processing, built upon a DSP heritage proven in thousands of installations and live applications around the world.

Want full control? You’ve got it.

Proven NetMax technology advances to the next level with the new N8000-1500, at the heart of which is the new DSP-2 engine. Composed of three dual-core processors, the DSP-2 expands the total processing power of the N8000-1500 to 1500 MIPS.

NetMax N8000-1500: The most powerful pro audio processor on the market.

The Caplan Center For The Performing Arts In Philadelphia Opens It’s Doors With Two Soundcraft Vi4™ Digital Consoles

Expanding its audio and production capabilities with the installation of two Soundcraft Vi4 digital mixing consoles, the University of the Arts recently completed a major audio installation in the Caplan Center for the Performing Arts. Both the 215-seat Recital Hall and the Studio Theater are equipped with separate Vi4 consoles, allowing University Of The Arts Sound Engineer, Scott Rosenthal, to mix with ease and confidence.

The University of the Arts was previously mixing on analog consoles and the migration to digital has seen an increase in both productivity and education value. Rosenthal’s decision to purchase the industry leading Vi4 for the Caplan Center has increased revenue for the University and has also given students added resources to enhance their post-graduate careers by recording ensembles and recitals for their portfolios.

“With multiple ensembles performing each night, all with a variety of instrumentation, the Vi4’s ‘show and cue’ feature provides a great advantage as I no longer need to incorporate copious notes and markings from the sound-checks,� said Rosenthal. “With a simple push of a button, I can recall each setting for individual performances saving me valuable time and allowing me to really concentrate on the quality of sound.�

Rosenthal maximizes the Vi4’s capabilities and utilizes the wealth of options to record performances as well as distribute the feeds to various locations in the University as well. Rosenthal comments, “Having the opportunity to work on the Vi4 has been a blessing and I can’t imagine ever going back to the limitations of analog mixing. The Vi4 has opened so many doors that I compare it to coming out of a cave and seeing light for the first time.�

The Vi4 offers countless features including access of up to 72 inputs on 24 faders, with a total of 35 output busses available for use as masters, groups, auxes or matrices. The Vi4 also provides users with two of the most popular features from the Soundcraft Vi6, such as the highly acclaimed Vistonicsâ„¢ II touch-screen user interface and Soundcraft FaderGlowâ„¢ fader function display.

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BSS Audio at The Center Of Sound In Austria’s New Praterdome

In an impressive installation that is a display of ultimate fidelity and power, BSS Audio Soundwebâ„¢ London was utilized for the Praterdome, one of the largest and most modern nightclubs in Austria. The nightclub has two levels, four dance floors and 12 theme bars, with DJs playing music styles from various decades and styles including, house, techno, R&B, soul, 70s, 80s, and 90s. The system was installed by German based sound integrator FACE. The installation features signal processing and audio distribution by Soundweb London BLU-160 devices.

Opened in October 2008, Praterdome is owned by MPC (Music Park Concepts), which spent over seven million Euros in the development of the nightclub. “We needed a sound system that was going to effectively cover the entire venue. With people constantly moving all over the facility, the sound quality needed to be consistent,� stated Praterdome’s manager Thomas Zuchner.

Soundweb London features a low latency, fault tolerant digital audio bus of 256 channels which uses standard Category 5e cabling giving a distance of 100m between compatible devices. The BSS Audio MC-1 fiber optic media converter can be used to increase the distance between devices to over 10km (6.2 miles) using single mode fiber.

Additionally, JBL speakers were installed throughout the club. This includes 41 JBL SRX 728s, 18 JBL SRX 728s, and 16 JBL SRX 715s. Forty JBL Control 26Cs were incorporated as well. Additional Harman products in the installation include multiple Crown XTi 1000 amplifiers and CT3000 amplifiers. A total of 130 speakers and subwoofers create a sound system with a capacity of 100,000 watts.

To read more BSS news please click here.

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