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WORKSHOPS & TUTORIALS DRIVE 127th AES CONVENTION

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NEW YORK: In an atmosphere charged with new ideas and bristling with the introduction of revolutionary and evolutionary technologies, AES Convention Workshops and Tutorials cover an extremely broad agenda. “Balancing an advanced Workshops’ program with more fundamental Tutorial presentations is a demanding challenge,” remarks 127th AES Convention Committee Chair Agnieszka Roginska. “As an educator (U Mass. Lowell), author, engineer, and producer, Workshop & Tutorials Chair Alex Case has drawn from his vast reservoir of industry knowledge and sources to develop a singularly broad and ambitious program.”

Highlights of the twenty-two Workshop and seven Tutorial presentations include:

1080P and MP3: We Got the Picture. What Happened to the Sound? Chair, Michael Fremer and a panel that includes John Atkinson, Stereophile; Steve Berkowitz, Sony / BMG; Greg Calbi, Sterling Sound; Alan Douches, more

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New Subcompact System Extends JBL Professional’s Industry-Leading VERTEC® Line Array Series

The VT4886 passive line array element and VT4883 cardioid-arrayable subwoofer are specifically designed for standalone use or integration with other existing VERTEC models.

LONDON, England – Delivering a very high degree of output and predictable coverage capabilities in an extremely compact package, JBL Professional is introducing the smallest system enclosures in the VERTEC® product family, the VT4886 passive 3-way high-directivity line array element and its companion VT4883 cardioid-arrayable subwoofer. Incorporating innovative acoustical technologies and purpose-built transducers, they are specifically designed for standalone use or in conjunction with other existing VERTEC models.

A Variety of Applications

Designed to be one of the most versatile tools in a portable sound rental company’s inventory, the new VT4886 and VT4883 subcompact models are suitable for use in a broad range of suspended-array, ground-based and fill speaker applications, with a comprehensive range of array and suspension accessories planned for the new system. more

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JBL Professional Offers Unique Combination of High Design, 70V/100V Transformer And Weather Resistance In Control® CRV Loudspeaker

Providing remarkable versatility for a broad scope of applications, JBL Professional is showcasing the Control® CRV loudspeaker at PLASA 2009. The Control CRV offers numerous mounting options and a wide range of configurations, providing an endless variety of solutions in terms of coverage, appearance and mounting.

Immediately noticeable is the Control CRV’s unique, contemporary, quarter-round design that makes a modern design statement, adding to any venue’s visual aesthetics in either a wall-mounted or corner-mounted configuration. In addition, this sleek appearance serves a notable functional purpose, as the Control CRV is combinable into half-round, three-quarter-round or a full, 360-degree round arc cluster that is suspendable from the ceiling via a fan pole assembly. A single Control CRV mounted at a wall-wall or wall-ceiling junction physically curves across the junction, acoustically coupling with the adjacent surfaces, widening the sound field, and producing an increased sense of sonic spaciousness.

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JBL Professional Breaks New Ground With CBT Series Line Array Columns

Constant Beamwidth Technologyâ„¢ CBT Series resets the standards for directivity and versatility in passive column loudspeakers.

LONDON, England – At PLASA 2009, JBL Professional’s CBT Series passive line array columns are making their European debut, offering unprecedented levels of directivity control, sonic fidelity and affordability. The CBT Series features JBL’s patent-pending Constant Beamwidth Technology™ circuitry, a breakthrough in pattern control that provides remarkably consistent constant directivity coverage and superb audio clarity, even in difficult acoustical environments.

“With the CBT Series, JBL is improving upon a number of challenges customers have typically faced with traditional passive columns, such as uneven coverage of the listening area, inconsistent beamwidth by frequency, out-of-coverage lobes that contribute to a destructive reverberant field, and frequency response that varies with distance,� said Rick Kamlet, Senior Director, Commercial Installed Sound, JBL Professional. “All these factors result in the listening area being covered inconsistently and every more

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JBL Professional Launches Nine New AE Series 2-Way Full-Range Permanent Installation Loudspeaker Models

Providing unprecedented versatility for sound integrators, JBL Professional is adding nine 2-way full-range loudspeaker models to its revolutionary AE (Application Engineered) Series: the AM5212/64, AM5212/66, AM5212/95, AN5212/00, AM5212/26, AM5215/64, AM5215/66, AM5215/95 and AM5215/26. The nine new models, including two new horn coverage patterns, bring the total model count in the AE Series to 50. All AE Series loudspeakers are designed specifically for fixed installation sound reinforcement applications.

These nine new medium-power, lightweight models include five 12-inch, 2-way full-range systems and four 15-inch, 2-way full-range systems. All nine models utilize JBL’s patented Differential Drive® dual voice coil and dual gap, neodymium magnet, low-frequency drivers and the 2408H-1 high-frequency 38mm (1.5 in) exit, 38mm (1.5 in) voice-coil compression driver. The large-format Progressive Transition™ waveguides provide excellent coverage control and are rotatable, so the loudspeaker system can be used in either a vertical or horizontal orientation. All nine models utilize a more

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ODDS ON RECORDS & STUDIOS HOSTS ROLAND V-PIANO® PREVIEW

Odds On Roland EventLAS VEGAS, NV – Odds On Records & Studios recently hosted a VIP presentation of Roland’s V-Piano® in its Studio A Duality room. Staff from Odds on Records & Studios was joined by representatives from Roland – Ed Ulibarri and Scott Tibbs – along with noted industry keyboardists, engineers and mixers to preview Roland’s newest V-Piano in a real-world studio environment.

Odds On Records & Studios is a brand new $7 million multi-faceted recording facility located just a few miles from the famous Las Vegas strip. Offering a parallel world where vintage gear and state-of-the-art recording equipment co-exist, Odds On Records & Studios makes history as the home of a 96-channel Solid State Logic Duality console, the first of its size in North America. more

Pacifica Music Catalog Launched by RipTide Music & PigFactory As A Collection of Modern Music for TV, Film & Other Productions

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Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 14, 2009 – Pacifica Music, a new catalog of modern music, has been launched to supply affordable, high quality music to film studios, television networks, trailer houses, advertising agencies, game companies and corporate producers. Pacifica Music, LLC, is a joint venture between two leading independent licensing and publishing companies, RipTide Music and pigFACTORY. The announcement was made jointly today by Rich Goldman, Founder/RipTide Music, and Keatly Haldeman, CEO, pigFACTORY. (Please see: www.pacificamusic.com )

At launch, Pacifica Music will feature over 6,000 tracks of music across numerous genres, including hip hop, rock, pop, orchestral and electronica, with an additional 4-5,000 new tracks being added every six months. Pacifica Music, which will be deliverable through its innovative website’s Search and Download engine, a variety of popular digital asset management systems and on hard drives, offers a collection of more

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The Legendary Soundcraft Notepad Series Returns At PLASA 2009

Soundcraft is releasing a new range of small multipurpose mixers, some with integral digital FX, bearing the name of the now-legendary Notepad series. The new Notepad 102, 124 and 124 FX models boast Soundcraft audio performance with the acclaimed GB30 mic preamp and EQ technology in a highly compact and solid chassis.

Each 124 model has four mono mic/line inputs while the Notepad 102 has two mono mic/line inputs. All models boast four stereo line inputs, and suit a very wide range of applications where simple yet high-quality mixing is required, such as in home recording, small band/cabaret PA systems, AV presentation systems, small broadcast edit suites, educational environments and general contracting.

The Notepad 124FX also has an integral digital effects processor which has a feed from every input and over 100 effects, including a pink noise and test setting. The FX control can also be used to more

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New Software For Soundcraft Vi Series Brings Real Power To The User

With the Soundcraft Vi Series winning new friends daily, it’s not surprising that Soundcraft continues to develop this outstanding digital console with new features and facilities.

The main feature introduced in V4.0 is user-configurable fader layers. This allows an engineer to map out his own channels on any of 3 user layers so that a combination of different inputs can be placed on one layer, as opposed to the standard set of sequential channels on the 3 fixed layers. This allows, for example, the main vocalist mics to be programmed to appear in the same location on every layer, so they are always accessible, or bringing other essential channels closer to a central operating position. The 5 main output fader layers may also be customised in a similar way, meaning, for example, that 8 stereo aux masters can be used on one layer for instant access to multiple in-ear more

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Three, Two, One, Go! Soundcraft’s New Si1 Digital Console Expands Si Series Range

Today at PLASA 2009, a third member joins the very successful Si Series family—the even more compact Soundcraft Si1 digital live sound console.

In just nine months, Soundcraft has now launched three models in this range, picking up no less than five industry awards in that time commending the Si console on its ease of use and simplifying the transition from analogue to digital.

The new Si1 has a very compact footprint of just 1200mm width, meaning it fits nicely into space-restricted areas such as theatres, small venues, and Houses of Worship, and of course comes at an extremely competitive price.

As standard the Si1 has 32 mic inputs mapped on 16 faders, and with four dedicated Stereo Line channels, four dedicated FX Returns from the four stereo Lexicon FX processors can mix up to 48 inputs. Eight balanced insert sends and returns are provided, along with more

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