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Propellerhead Software, makers of the highly acclaimed stand-alone music production system Reason, announces two new United States based Producers Conference’s to be held on Saturday, May 9th in New York City and Los Angeles to coincide with others in Berlin, London and Stockholm on that date. Presented in conjunction with Line 6, both conferences offer attendees a direct connection to Propellerhead product specialists, artists, producers and mastering pros.

The New York conference will be held at Clinton Recording Studios from 1:00 – 6:00 pm EDT (doors open at 12:30). Tickets are $30.00 each. Headlining the New York conference is Aaron Albano and Ben Weinman from The Dillinger Escape Plan www.myspace/dillingerescapeplan along with Propellerhead’s specialist Chris Petti and Propellerhead CEO Ernst Nathorst-Böös.

The Los Angeles conference will be held at the Musician’s Institute from 1:00 – 6:00 pm PDT (doors open at 12:30 and tickets are $30.00 each (MI students attend for free). The LA conference will be led by Propellerhead’s Gerry Bassermann along with Peff aka Kurt Kawasaki, renowned Reason author and Propellerhead sound designer. Producer Bon Harris (Nitzer ebb, Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins, Evanescence, Billy Corgan) www.myspace/bonharris and composer/sound designer Kevin Teasley (Distortion) www.myspace/kevinteasley will offer up real world mastering, production and Reason

Tickets must be bought in advance and are not available at the door. More information and ticket purchases can be made here:

About Propellerhead Software
Propellerhead Software is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Formed in 1994, Propellerhead has created some of the most innovative new music software (ReBirth, ReCycle and Reason) and technology standards, including ReWire and the REX file format, which are used extensively in all kinds of music production. Propellerhead ReBirth program was the first virtual emulation of vintage analog gear—a trend that now dominates music software.

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JBL VERTEC® Rocks The Desert In Dubai With SLS Production

Demonstrating the growing worldwide adoption of JBL VERTEC® line arrays for major entertainment-industry events, SLS Production of Dubai recently provided concert sound reinforcement services for Dubai Desert Rock Festival 2009, the 10th year for the concert series. As in years past, to meet the tour-rider specifications of international-class performing artists, the system at the Festival featured an extensive range of JBL VERTEC line array models.jbl_desertrock.jpgDubai Desert Rock Festival 2009 took place at the Dubai Festival City on March 6, with this year’s show placing an emphasis on heavy metal acts. Performers included Motorhead, Nervecell, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Chimaira and August Burns Red. Additional performers included Hatred from Germany and Scarab from Egypt, both of whom won entry by winning the “United We Rock� and “United We Rock/Middle East Edition,� respectively. This year’s event drew a crowd of more than 7,000 fans.

The main PA system featured left-right line array hangs, with each side including 12 JBL VT4889 full-size line array elements, three VT4887A compact line array elements and six VT4880 full-size arrayable subwoofers. For additional low-end support, SLS deployed two ground stacks in front of the stage, each containing 12 VT4880A ultra-long excursion, dual 18-inch arrayable subwoofers. Two arrays of two VT4888 midsize line array elements provided in-fill coverage, with eight VT4888 loudspeakers providing out-fill coverage. Additional arrays of VT4887 loudspeakers were used for side fills. Crown Macro-Tech amplifiers powered the system.

SLS Production has provided sound reinforcement for the Dubai Desert Rock Festival for the past several years, relying on JBL all the way. “We first added VERTEC to our inventory eight years ago and we have had no regrets about that decision,� said Girish Yerunkar, Sales Manager for SLS Production. “We have gradually expanded our rental stock and today we have the largest rental sound system in the entire Gulf region and can cater to concerts of 350,000 people, maximum.�

For more information on SLS Production, please visit

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FiRe Audio Recorder Now Available on Apple App Store

Audiofile Engineering first to bring professional recording features to the iPhone and iPod Touch

Minneapolis, MN – Audiofile Engineering, a leading audio software developer for the Mac, announces the world’s first professional field recorder built exclusively for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.

Created for audio professionals by audio professionals, FiRe brings several firsts to the iPhone platform. Audio pros can now use this mobile platform for serious field recording with an accurate real-time waveform display, audio markers, support for professional Broadcast WAVE metadata, and the instant downloading of audio files in multiple formats.

“We created FiRe to give audio professionals the tools they need without having to invest in and carry a second, dedicated device,� said Matthew Foust of Audiofile Engineering. “The iPhone and iPod Touch provide an amazingly powerful platform for FiRe and will allow us to continue to develop it. This gives audio pros a great portable recorder that will never be obsolete.�

Designed to revolutionize expectations for portable field recorders, FiRe supports stereo recording with external microphones such as the Blue Mikey and Alesis ProTrack. If the internal mic is used for mono recordings, the screen rotates 180 degrees allowing users to best position the device for optimum directional pick-up. Users can scroll the live waveform display with the touch of a finger or navigate it with a system of configurable double-taps.

FiRe includes professional and accurate VU meters for input and output signals, a moveable playback head, configurable time units, the ability to tag recordings with location data, and an overdub mode for layering tracks. FiRe is also the first recorder of any kind to offer native SoundCloud integration, making it simple to upload recordings directly to the web and share them with the tap of a button.

FiRe is now available on the Apple App Store for $5.99.

About Audiofile Engineering
Audiofile Engineering is redefining the standards for Mac OS X audio software. Audiofile Engineering develops applications exclusively for Mac OS X and is leading the industry by creating audio tools for Macintosh-based audio professionals that fully utilize all of the core technologies in Mac OS X. For more information, visit

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