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126th AES Activities for Sonic Studio

Company Set to Launch, Demo & Preview New Professional Solutions

München – May 8, 2009 — After a seven year hiatus, the audio community will converge on Munich’s M,O,C, Event Center for this year’s 126th Audio Engineering Society Convention. Sonic Studio, LLC will be there, 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:

• a preview of the new, secureDDP™ application
• the release of the new Amarra™ Computer Music Player
• the release of the new version of Quartet DynPEQ™
• the announcement of a new bundle for DSD production
• on–site demonstrations of new & current products including the latest versions of PreMaster CD™ and soundBlade™

A significant new product will be previewed at the show, a software utility for audio engineers and record labels. secureDDP is an application for Mac OS that encrypts existing DDP file sets which can then be safely and securely delivered over public computer networks. secureDDP supports DDP file sets from SADiE, Eclipse, DCA and Merging, as well as from Sonic Studio’s own product lines. It features 128 bit encryption and fail–safe operation to ensure that encrypted DDPs arrive unaltered and uncracked. Mastering houses seeking electronic delivery of client approvals and replication masters now have a simple and secure mechanism. Also with secureDDP, record labels seeking to sell high resolution music on–line can now distribute entire albums in a trustworthy and bit–perfect form. secureDDP will be available through Sonic Studio’s eStore starting on June 15th.

Amarra, a turnkey system for easy computer playback of high resolution files, will be shown publicly for the first time since its release. The Amarra Computer Music Player combines the precision of the SSE (Sonic Studio Engine) with the power of Sonic Studio hardware and easy operation of iTunes. Amarra establishes a new paradigm for ultra–fidelity home entertainment. Sonic Studio will be demonstrating Amarra with their Model Four DAC, as well as with Swiss partner Weiss Engineering Ltd.’s FireWire Audio Interfaces.

During the convention, Sonic Studio will be exhibiting new updates to several products. Version 3.0.3 of PreMaster CD now offers DDP File Open, the option to load back and modify existing DDP file sets, at a new lower price. soundBlade 1.3.3 will also be on demo, with the eight channel capability included as standard. Demos of the upcoming version 2 of soundBlade will highlight its expanded multichannel capabilities. Also for soundBlade, version 1.1 of Wholegrain Digital System’s Quartet DynPEQ dynamic energy shaping plug–in will be available for evaluation.

With the addition of low cost, DSD–native recorders to the audio engineer’s toolkit, there has not been a professional and low cost solution to the problem of DSD to PCM conversion and distribution. In response to that need, Sonic Studio is now offering a new bundle. DSD Converter™, an option for PreMaster CD, is a bidirectional transcoder that converts both DSD and LPCM data. DSD Converter is now available as a package with PreMaster CD, saving hundreds while offering a simplified PCM workflow that preserves all the nuance of original DSD recordings.

To learn more about any of the items mentioned and to book a personal demo, visit stand 2013 in the M,O,C, from May 8th through the 10th, call them at 1-415-460-1201, or e–mail Sonic Studio at .
Amarra Computer Music Player

About Sonic Studio
Sonic Studio, LLC is the premier manufacturer of ultra–fidelity PCM and DSD content creation and home entertainment 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 eleventh generation 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.

secureDDP, Amarra, SSE, Sonic Studio Engine, DSD Converter, soundBlade, PreMaster CD, Sonic Console, Series 300, Model Four and 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.

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WIREWORKS PROVIDES COMPLETE LINE OF ROAD-READY OPTICALCON FIBER SOLUTIONS

~Interconnect Panels, Equipment Interface Cables and Military Grade Field Cables featuring Neutrik’s opticalCON DUO Connectors ~

LAS VEGAS, NV ─ Wireworks, the leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems and custom panels, presents total end-to-end Fiber Solutions complete with interface panels, equipment cables and military grade field cables ready for integration into broadcast studio, truck and remote applications based on the Neutrik opticalCON DUO connectors at NAB 2009. more

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FILM COMPOSER WAYNE SHARPE SELECTS GENELEC ACTIVE MONITORS ACROSS TWO CONTINENTS

— Acclaimed American composer, working in both Hollywood and India’s growing Bollywood film industry, discovers Genelec Monitors while on location in Mumbai and then selects 8250A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitoring System for his personal studio —

NATICK, MA, April 30, 2009 — Wayne Sharpe is building bridges between the film score cultures of Hollywood and India’s Bollywood. In addition to his work on American films including Southie (with Donnie Wahlberg) and Pigeonholed (with Rosanna Arquette), as well as commercial scores for companies like Revlon, Mobil and McDonald’s, Sharpe is the first American to win the Indian film industry’s coveted Filmfare Award for his work on noted director Prakash Jha’s Gangaajal, for which Sharpe won in the Best Background Score category in 2004. He has also drawn critical acclaim for his work on Afghan director Jawad Wassal’s critically-acclaimed Firedancer. And in the process of bringing his musical influences to eastern films in Mumbai’s scoring studios, he became acquainted with Genelec active monitors, which have since become an indispensable part of his film scoring process. In April, a Genelec 8250A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitoring System, purchased through Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), was installed in Sharpe’s home studio in the New York City area. more

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WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES INSTALLED AT GOSPEL TEMPLE WORSHIP CENTER SANCTUARY

worx_gospel_hi.jpgFlorence, SC – April 2009… Fueled by an ambitious music program that helps drive the message home, Gospel Temple Worship Center and its eight ministries address as varied a congregation as one is likely to encounter. Guided by Senior Pastors Timothy and Becky Howell, Gospel Temple Worship Center’s congregation continues to expand and, to keep pace with its growth, the church recently completed the move into its brand new facility. At the heart of the church’s music program is a praise team vocal group that is accompanied by a full-fledged praise band. To ensure that both sermons and the music reach the congregation clearly, the church wanted a versatile and powerful sound system—and they found it with a TrueLine setup from Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies. more

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RBDG HELPS CLATTER&DIN STUDIOS EXPAND OFFERINGS WITH NEW AUDIO SPACES

rbdg_clatterdin.jpgSEATTLE, WASHINGTON — Responding to the area’s growing demand for facilities that can handle all aspects of post production, Seattle-based audio post house Clatter&Din expanded its roster of offerings in 2004 to include video and other media services. Soon after the addition of these new services, the company quickly realized it would require a more functional and consolidated studio space and enlisted the services of Russ Berger Design Group (RBDG) to help facilitate the transformation. more

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Yunnan, China’s Rayli Festival Selects EAW Loudspeakers and Subs

Whitinsville, MA, USA – April 30, 2009 – The inaugural Rayli International Jewelry and Culture Festival was recently held on the Rayli Riverbank Square in Yunnan Province, China. Rayli Riverbank Square is one of the most beloved and unique performance venues in the region, designed in such a way that approximately 12,000 attendees, some directly across the river in neighboring Myanmar, can enjoy the space’s performances. Chinese firm Hunan Tian Yin Art Performance Company selected EAW products to serve as the event’s loudspeakers and subwoofers.

EAW products selected include the KF750 High Output Array Loudspeaker and the BH760 Bent Horn Subwoofer. Twenty-four KF750’s were flown, with twelve on each side of the stage in four layers of three speakers, for long throw and mid-distance throw. Each side of the stage also had six BH760’s (12 total) with two additional KF750’s stacked on each side. more

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ODDS ON RECORDS & STUDIOS ROLLS OUT NEW INDEPENDENT LABEL

~ Label Launch Part of Studio’s Turn-Key Service ~

Odds On - Air SupplyLAS VEGAS, NV – Odds On Records & Studios, the $7 million multi-faceted, state-of-the-art recording facility, is pleased to announce the launch of its new record label, coined after its namesake. The new label rounds off Odds On Records & Studios’ turn-key customer service.

“By having the studio and label under one roof, we are able to save time and money for the artist, since the studio and label will work in tandem of one another,� says Odds On Records & Studios Label President Ted Joseph. “In addition, our boutique operation allows us to respond much more quickly to the changes in the evolving market place of digital downloads and can produce more effectively than many of the major record labels out there today.�

Odds On Records & Studios label strives to sign on a small group of artists at a given time to offer personalized customer service. “Often with larger record companies, artists do not get the one-on-one attention they deserve,� explains Joseph. “Instead, many are moved around like chess pieces on a board. With Odds On Records & Studios, artists are not treated as a number; but instead are all regarded as equal priority. Our label makes sure it responds quickly to its artists’ needs and works closely with the studio throughout the recording and mixing process.�

In being an independent label, Joseph says Odds On Records & Studios is able to not only use the conventional method of marketing, but is also afforded the ability to take a grassroots approach in getting its artists’ a higher profile. “Over the past 30 years, major labels would market songs by going to radio stations with the hopes that they would program their music. They’d also be dependent on having retailers sell the physical album,� explains Joseph. “What Odds On Records & Studios label does is capitalize on today’s digital era in an effort to get our artists exposure without solely relying on radio and traditional retail. We are able to personally assist our clients in other avenues such as concerts, digital download sites, radio and Internet, maximizing all possible opportunities.�

Among the artists who have signed on with Odds On Records & Studios label include the iconic group Air Supply, the up-and-coming band, Ultraviolet Sound and new artists Adam Lopez and Greg Medoro.

About Odds On Records & Studios
Located an arm’s length from the Las Vegas strip, Odds On Records & Studios is a $2 million multi-faceted recording facility that combines vintage flair with state-of-the-art technology. The recording studio houses the largest mixing console in North America, a 96-input SSL Duality, as well as such classic industry gear as restored AKG, Gefell and Neumann tube microphones. Providing exceptional customer service, Odds On Records & Studios offers the expertise of such leading recording industry professionals as three-time Grammy award-winning James “Bonzai� Caruso, best known for his work with Steven and Damon Marley, Madonna, Gwen Stefani and Mary J. Blige and Sean O’Dwyer, who has engineered everyone from Pink Floyd and Randy Newman to Blink 182 and Scott Grimes. Odds On Records & Studios has hosted several A-list artists including Alicia Keys, Akon, T.I., the Band, Ultravoilet Sound, and up and coming Australian group, Blue King Brown. Odds On Records & Studios delivers an array of recording services under one umbrella, including its own record label. For more information about the Odds On Records & Studios label, visit www.oddsonrecords.com; for information about the studio visit www.oddsonrecording.com.

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AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER FINDS MUCH TO LIKE WITH LECTROSONICS

act_hi.jpgSan Francisco, CA – April 2009… For any theatrical presentation, the ability of the audience to clearly hear and understand the performers is of paramount importance. Without a high level of speech intelligibility, even the finest performance gets lost. Similarly, freedom of mobility is critical and the ability to hide both the microphone and the wireless bodypack transmitter among the costumes further compounds the challenges for the technicians charged with outfitting the cast. To ensure optimum audio quality while keeping the technology in a “supportingâ€? role, the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) recently invested in new wireless technology from Lectrosonics. more

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615 Music “Plays Here” with New Theme Song for Peachtree TV and Atlanta Braves

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Nashville, TN, April 30, 2009 — 615 Music has written and produced a new theme song for Peachtree TV and the Atlanta Braves, 615 Music President and CEO Randy Wachtler announced today. “The Braves Play Hereâ€? was written by Greg Barnhill and Randy Wachtler for 615 Music. The song was performed by recording artists Montgomery Gentry on the Columbia label, with Blake Chancey and Randy Wachtler serving as co-producers.

“This year’s version of ‘The Braves Play Here’ is an extension of a song we created last year, incorporating the famous Braves chant echoed by Braves fans at Turner Field in Atlanta,� Wachtler said. To view the music video for this new song, please see: http://www.615music.com/core/play_media.cfm?video_id=197&type=1

“We love the new song and plan to make it a centerpiece of our marketing campaign for the Braves this year,â€? said Bryan Slonaker, Senior Director of Creative Services for Peachtree TV, which produced the campaign. Added Eddie Montgomery, “Creating a song for some of baseball’s biggest fans was something new and different for us. Being able to sing on this track and shoot a video in Atlanta was a blast.” Says Troy Gentry, “The guys at 615 Music were so great to work with, and it was fun being involved in the entire process.”

ABOUT 615 MUSIC:

Founded by president/CEO Randy Wachtler in Nashville, Tenn., in 1984,
615 Music is a multi-award winning, full-service music development, recording, post-production and sound design company with clients that include broadcast and cable television networks and programs, local market TV stations, radio stations and syndicates, advertising agencies, and filmmakers, among others. The company is comprised of 15 production libraries, and offers clients well over 600 CDs and more than 30,000 cuts of music.

615’s client roster is comprised of virtually every major broadcast and cable television network, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS, MSNBC, HBO Worldwide, A&E, HGTV, The History Channel, The Family Channel, Discovery, and CMT. Additionally, the company has written and produced musical themes and promotions used within, and to promote, numerous television series and shows. These have included the “TODAY� show, “Live with Regis and Kelly,� The Discovery Channel, “Frasier,� ABC Sports College Football, and PBS’s “Nova.�

In Fall 2007, 615 Music acquired the renowned Metro Music library. All of 615 Music’s libraries are available to the company’s clients via CD, Hard Drive, or through digital download. The combined 615 Music & Metro Music libraries are 615 “Gold” and “Platinumâ€? Collections; 615 Song Library; AMP; Kingsize NYC; Metro Music; Music Shop; Music Gallery; Promo Accelerator; Cosmind Production Music; Plan 8 Music; Interpulse; Scoring Stage Film & TV; and ZEN.

Internationally, 615 Music also enjoys a worldwide presence. The company’s various libraries are currently being distributed to over 60 countries via its sub-publishers. In addition, 615 Music has written and produced a great deal of original music work for clients based in India, Germany, and the U.K.

Among 615 Music’s numerous awards is a National Emmy for the memorable theme the company created for A&E’s acclaimed “Biography� series.
For the past two years in a row, 615 Music was also Emmy Award nominated for “Best Original Song� for two songs the company wrote and produced for NBC’s “TODAY� show—those songs were entitled “Live for Today� and “It’s a New Day, Today.�

615 Music is located at 1030 16th Ave South, Nashville, TN, 37212.
The company’s phone number is 615/244-6515 and its new website can be accessed via www.615music.com

ABOUT PEACHTREE TV AND TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.:

Peachtree TV is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s, local Atlanta broadcast platform. Driven by an Atlanta-centric, hyper-local sensibility, the channel features nightly blockbuster prime-time movies and a daytime line-up packed with popular sitcoms targeted to Atlanta’s local audience. In addition, Peachtree TV will also bring local viewers 45 Atlanta Braves baseball games in 2009, as well as other special Atlanta-based events.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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L-ACOUSTICS Takes K Platform To The Next Level

l-acoustics_logo.jpgOXNARD, California – April 2009 — L-ACOUSTICS took advantage of Frankfurt’s ProLight & Sound exhibition in early April to showcase a wide variety of new electro-acoustic breakthroughs implemented on its K platform. This platform is comprised of the manufacturer’s new generation of K line source arrays — KUDO and the forthcoming K1 — as well as the LA-RAK touring rack, fitted with LA8 amplified controllers, and LA-NETWORK MANAGER control software.

K platform upgrades will also benefit L-ACOUSTICS’ established XT, ARCS, KIVA, KUDO, dV-DOSC ranges and subwoofers, having a significant impact on their performance, reliability and flexibility. more

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