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EVENTFUL AES FOR WSDG

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NEW YORK: In keeping with AES Convention tradition, the Walters-Storyk Design Group will be deeply involved in the 127th AES Convention set for Oct. 9-12 at NY’s Javits Center. Beyond spending quality time meeting with clients and heads of the company’s global offices at the WSDG Booth #628, team members will participate in a number of AES events.
Friday, Oct. 9, 9:00AM – 11:00AM, John Storyk and WSDG Europe partner/GM Dirk Noy will chair – Studio Design and Acoustics: A Case Study: A team of creative design and system integration specialists will discuss the myriad variables in site selection, planning, construction, systems integration, acoustics, HVAC, and aesthetics related to a major facility design project. Participants include: Independent NY-based HVAC expert Marcy Ramos; Judy Elliott-Brown, systems integration specialist with NY’s Connectivity Inc.; leading contractor Chris Harmaty of NY’s Technical Structures, and Brian Wick, more

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New 1700VP Variable Pattern Mic Features Remote Polar Pattern Control

1700vp-300-dpi.jpgSolon, OH––Following other breakthrough variable pattern designs such as the 930VPL boundary mic and 1500VP condenser, the new CAD Audio/Astatic Commercial 1700VP is the first continuously-variable pattern condenser overhead recording microphone system with remote polar control design (patent pending) and a 56� carbon fiber boom with an exclusive clutch rotational system.
The 1700VP’s variable polar pattern with remote control allows the user to precisely adjust the shape of the pick-up pattern to provide the best gain before feedback from a remote location using the standard mic cable.
Designed to be mounted on any microphone stand, the 1700VP’s carbon fiber boom is highly effective in the recording and sound reinforcement of vocal groups, orchestral point miking of instruments and general miking for recording, broadcast and live applications.
The remote variable polar pattern control uses a two-conductor shielded cable (max length 2000 feet) between the microphone more

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Harman Pro Backs Festinho Festival

Boutique fund raiser for Jimmy Page’s Action for Brazil’s Children

EAST ANGLIA, United Kingdom — Take a charity founded by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, the expanding Festinho 2009 weekend fund-raising celebration of Brazilian music to support it, and sponsorship from Harman Professional, and you have a recipe for a highly successful event.

The festival was established five years ago by Rupert Barksfield and Lynda Colborne —as a garden party in a country home attended by 400 people. Since then it has changed its name from the Mini Chill (allied to the larger and long-established Big Chill Festival), and also its site to Kentwell Hall in East Anglia. As a result, this year they were able to cap their attendance at 3,000 (with acts like Jon Kennedy, The Cuban Bros and Penguin Café Orchestra headlining, along with James Yuill and Tom Eno).

In its quest to provide more

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ODDS ON RECORDS & STUDIOS HOSTS KEEL’S “RIGHT TO ROCK� CELEBRITY VOCAL SESSION

KEEL Event at Odds On - 2LAS VEGAS, NV – Odds On Records & Studios recently hosted noted 80’s heavy metal band, KEEL’s “Right to Rock� celebrity vocal session. Exactly 25 years from when the original album, produced by Kiss’ Gene Simmons, was released, Frontiers Records will release “The Right To Rock – 25th Anniversary Reunion Edition� in January 2010.

KEEL Event at Odds On - 3The entire band, including Ron Keel (lead vocals, guitar and keyboard), Marc Ferrari (guitar), Bryan Jay (guitar), Geno Arce (bass) and Dwain Miller (drums), gathered at Odds On Records & Studios in Las Vegas with a special group of celebrity artists to record the chorus gang vocals for the track. Guest vocalists included Jaime St. James (Black ‘n Blue, Warrant), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Graham Russell (Air Supply), more

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BMCC TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SELECTS MIPRO DIGITAL WIRELESS

avlex_tribeca_hi.jpgNew York, NY – September 2009 … Part of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is Downtown Manhattan’s premier presenter of the arts, reaching audiences from the college community, downtown residential and business communities, schools, families, and audiences of all ages. BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (PAC) strives to present a broad global perspective through the presentation of high quality artistic work. Concerned about changes in the FCC’s (Federal Communications Commission) regulatory policies related to the DTV transition and the sell-off of the 700 MHz band, the decision was recently made to implement a new state-of-the-art wireless system. This ultimately led to the purchase of a MIPRO digital wireless setup—distributed throughout the United States by Kansas City, MO-based Avlex Corporation. more

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PMC Speakers Showcase Penteo Surround at AES in NYC

Premier UK Company Formed Strategic Alliance at Village Demo Party.
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Pictured in the PMC listening room at The Village recording studios in LA are Sasha Owen, Penteo Surround COO, Maurice Patist, PMC President Sales & Marketing; Tommy Vicari, film & TV music mixer; Chris Stone, Penteo CMO; Jeff Greenberg, Village CEO; Lisa Chamblee-Hampton, engineer/producer; and Dave Hampton, engineer/author/educator. Photo by David Goggin.

During an exclusive listening party for PMC speaker systems at LA’s The Village recording studio, principles of the new Penteo Surround company met with PMC CMO Maurice Patist to discuss plans for the AES Convention in NYC. PMC has a long standing reputation for quality monitoring using Advanced Transmission Techology, with a large number of installs in premier recording studios worldwide.

Convention attendees will be able to experience Penteo Surround at PMC Booth #647:
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TON Eichinger wins Austrian Lotteries with DiGiCo SD7 and SD8

Studio 44 is an extremely well equipped event location based in the headquarters of the Austrian Lotteries in Vienna. Although originally intended solely for internal use, during the last 10 years it has become a successful commercial venture, with clients such as Ford Motor Company, Coca Cola, BP and Google to its name. The latest additions to its high quality equipment inventory are a DiGiCo SD7 and two SD8s.

“This is the first venue in Austria to have an SD7 plus two SD8s all with Optocore,â€? says Thomas Kappner, technical director of the complex. “We are happy that DiGiCo and distributor TON Eichinger performed the installation and training smoothly.”

“Being accustomed to the fixed architecture of analogue consoles and their quick access, we were extremely skeptical about digital console bank switching and menu structures,â€? adds chief sound engineer, Dietmar Krenn. “After initial demos, we wanted a particular more

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LINEAR ACOUSTIC FOUNDER TIM CARROLL TO SHARE EXPERT PERSPECTIVE ON LOUDNESS CONTROL, LISTENER FATIGUE ISSUES ON TWO PANELS AT AES 2009

NEW YORK – Tim Carroll, president and founder of Linear Acoustic, the leading authority in loudness control and upmixing solutions for digital television, will share his industry expertise during two panels at AES 2009, October 9-12 in New York, NY. Carroll will address the audio issues facing broadcasters today in panels titled, “Listener Fatigue and Longevity� and “Loudness Processing and Broadcast.�

“It is an honor to be asked to return to participate in the AES Broadcast Sessions organized by David Bialik,� says Carroll. “With the recent transition to digital, digital television loudness and surround sound issues are more complex than ever – but the solutions don’t have to be. The ongoing dialogue about these issues that comes out of AES each year continues to drive innovation in the industry, convincing broadcasters that controlling broadcast audio is best accomplished at each stage of the broadcast chain.�

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AES SET TO TWEET 127TH CONVENTION UPDATES

96K/24-Bit Quality News Compressed to 140 Characters

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NEW YORK: 127th AES Convention Chair Agnieszka Roginska, has announced that AES Webmaster Steve Johnson and President Jim Anderson have arranged for the Convention’s comprehensive Calendar of Events to be available in digital format. “Attendees will be able to access the 127th Calendar using iCalendar technology, and then access it directly on their mobile phone or personal calendar using applications such as iCal or Google Calendar.”

“The connectivity options have been designed for ultimate flexibility,” Dr. Roginska explains. “Attendees can subscribe to an individual Workshop or Tutorial track, or as many as they wish. “For example, to subscribe to workshops visit: http://www.aes.org/events/127/program/ and click on the “subscribe to iCalendar” link next to the Workshops line.”

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All-Star Game Celebrates St. Louis With Martin Audio

ma-all-star.jpgHeld during Major League Baseball’s centerpiece summer event, the MLB All-Star Gala was a private VIP hospitality celebration for close to 4000 guests that included MLB employees, corporate Sponsors, team owners, players and their families.

The gala was held at the Ballpark Village adjacent to the new Busch Stadium with The Switch, a leading St. Louis-based production company, responsible for the event and Stanco Productions, also from Saint Louis, contracted to provide audio for the event.

One of the main challenges according to Sam Wehrmeyer, Stanco Technical Director, was “achieving clean, even coverage with a nice full sound, but not too loud as people needed to be able to maintain conversation levels.�

“Martin Audio’s W8LCs,� Sam continues, “are the perfect box for that type of situation as they still have a full, robust sound, even at lower volumes. We only needed more

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