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SOLID STATE LOGIC DUALITY DOES DOUBLE DUTY AT CAVEMAN PRODUCTIONS

Duality’s VHD Circuits Capture the Attitude for Hard Rock Recording

LOS ANGELES, CA—When Kevin Shirley, a.k.a. The Caveman and head of Caveman Productions, went looking for a console to drive the surround sound future for his hard rock projects, he selected a 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality. Shirley is a world renowned producer and recording/mix engineer for some of the defining names in American and International rock including Aerosmith, Journey, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slayer, Silverchair and the hugely successful Led Zeppelin retrospective DVD. Duality delivers the unique capability of Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) circuitry on every channel, offering the edgy tonality Shirley needs, along with the ultra-clean, signature SSL sound, making Duality the best of all worlds for creative recording and mixing in stereo or surround. more

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PA Plus Continues Long Standing Heritage With Purchase of Crown I-Tech HD

Known as a leader in the sound reinforcement industry, PA Plus has continued its successful relationship with Crown by purchasing 130 I-Tech HD amplifiers. PA Plus, one of Canada’s leading sound reinforcement companies, has over 25 years of experience working with major concert tours, nationally televised award shows, and special events.

“The new I-Tech HD series is not only the most advanced amplifier on the planet, its new DSP capabilities rival anything out there. Advancements in voltage limiting technology, the introduction of FIR filtering, overall system control features and unsurpassed functionality put this amplifier in a class of its own,� stated Mark Radu, systems engineer at PA Plus.41crownpahd.jpgPA Plus continues what has been a rich history with Crown. When the original I-Tech amplifier was introduced, PA Plus was one of the first sound companies to adopt it. “We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Crown. Our mandate of providing the best available technology to our clients has been pushed to a higher level with our commitment to the new HD amplifier. Crown has given PA Plus the tools to continue to provide the most advanced solutions on the market,� stated Gabor Szepesi, president and owner of PA Plus.

“We know that Crown relied on input and feedback from some of the most respected names in the live audio industry. Crown has delivered a product that surpasses the demanding expectations of rental and touring companies alike,� added Radu.

Speaking about the implementation of I-Tech HD at PA Plus, Brian Divine, Crown marketing director for tour sound stated, “PA Plus has the reputation of being one of the most well known names in the live sound industry. We recognize the company holds its equipment to the highest standard and we have worked very hard to provide PA Plus with the most feature packed amplifier on the market.

I-Tech HD features a new user-inspired DSP engine co-developed with BSS called OMNIDRIVEHD. The new processing engine features Linear Phase FIR filters that offer unrivaled crossover performance for sonically pure tunings. The OMNIDRIVEHD processing engine also features an innovative new suite of limiters called LevelMAXâ„¢. Harman HiQnetâ„¢ System Architect â„¢ mirrors the typical browser navigation interface to provide tour sound and contracting professionals with a familiar interface to access a host of power configuration and control functions.

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MOJAVE AUDIO AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE MIX ON LUCINDA WILLIAM’S “LITTLE HONEY”

eliljestrand_hi.jpgLos Angeles, CA … When a new recording hits the Billboard Top 200 at #9, it’s a strong statement about the artist and everything else associated with that project. Such is the case for Lucinda Williams’ latest CD Little Honey, on the Lost Highway Records label. Produced by Eric Liljestrand and Tom Overby, Williams’ latest musical offering consists of thirteen tracks and includes a duet with Elvis Costello. Capturing the true essence of a performance is always a challenge, but the task was made that much easier—thanks to the performance attributes of the MA-100 and MA-200 condenser microphones from Mojave Audio. more

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Clear-Com and MCI Partner With Shure Distribution For Live Performance Market in Germany

FRANKFURT, GERMANY, April 1, 2009 — Clear-Com® Communication Systems, a Vitec Group brand, further cements its reputation as Europe’s premier intercom systems provider by welcoming Shure Distribution Germany as its distributor for Germany’s live performance market. Shure Distribution Germany is the distribution arm of Shure, one of the world´s leading manufacturers of microphones and audio electronics. Combined with the strength and breadth of Clear-Com’s German distributor for the broadcast market, Studio Hamburg MCI (Media Consult International) GmbH, this gives customers in both the live performance and broadcast markets, dedicated channels to support their market sector with a high degree of market knowledge and Clear-Com product expertise. more

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LECTROSONICS INTRODUCES QP1 WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEM

qp1_hi.jpgRio Rancho, NM – April 1, 2009… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, has announced the introduction of an entirely new, two-way wireless microphone system based on quantum physics. The new QP1 System operates on the principal of “entanglement� between atoms. “This new system has been in development for several years,� states Larry Fisher, President of Lectrosonics, Inc., “and it has cost us millions of dollars, thus necessitating an extremely high price.� more

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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES MAJOR UPGRADE TO THE M7CL DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced a major software upgrade to its successful M7CL-32 and 48-channel digital mixing consoles. The Yamaha M7CLv2 software incorporates features requested by thousands of Yamaha console users worldwide including Global Paste, enabling simultaneous editing of multiple scenes, and Matrix Sends on Fader, providing access to 24 mix busses.
Additional enhancements provided by M7CLv2 software include Post-Fader Inserts on all inputs and outputs, Post-Fader Direct Outs, Monitor/Cue Level on stereo/mono faders, improved Recall Safe mode, and Relative Level Channel Link and User Defined Key Setup on the console’s offline editing software.yamaha-m7cl-48-console.jpg

“We always listen to recommendations made to us by engineers, the ultimate end users of our products, when designing or upgrading our products,� states Marc Lopez, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “M7CLv2 includes many of these recommendations and even more power and convenience for the live mix/installed sound situation. And, when used with the new SB168-ES Stage Box providing more inputs and outputs, the Yamaha M7CLv2 digital console becomes an even more affordable mixing solution.�

The M7CLv2 software update will be available by download free of charge during the summer for all existing M7CL users, and new console purchasers will receive the software pre-installed at no additional charge.

For more information on the Yamaha M7CLv2 software, contact Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90620; telephone 714-522-9011; e-mail casales@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the recent purchase of NEXO loudspeakers by Yamaha Corporation Japan, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

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