Archive for November 12th, 2009

ATC LAUNCHES COMPACT, ACTIVE THREE-WAY MONITORS

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor for ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) audio reference speakers, introduces the U.K. manufacturer’s first ever compact active three-way studio control monitor – the SCM25A Pro. Designed for positioning on a meter bridge, or rack-mountable for broadcast applications, the ATC SCM25A Pro offers very high-performance in the most compact possible form factor.

The SCM25A Pro incorporates ATC’s proprietary short coil seven-inch carbon-paper woofer, a three-inch soft dome midrange driver and a one-inch silk dome tweeter in a ported enclosure that measures 10.4 inches (264 mm) (H) x 16.9 inches (430 mm) (W) x 16 inches (408 mm) (D). The integrated tri-amplifier generates 150 W RMS for the woofer, 50 W RMS for the midrange and 25 W RMS for the tweeter. The passively cooled amp pack also features FET limiting. The crossovers are all 4th order, more

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OLDIES BUT GOODIES – ATC MONITORS TRANSCEND TIME

rick_springfield.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA: On any random day in any random city in America, knock on any random door and ask the person who answers what they know about Rick Springfield. Without fail, you will hear a reference to Springfield’s iconic ’80s hit, “Jessie’s Girl,” but from there things become less predictable. Many people know that Springfield played the character Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime soap opera General Hospital in the early 1980s and then returned to the role a few years ago. What is perhaps least appreciated is the breadth of Springfield’s musical career, which began in the late 1960s in Australia, gained traction in the U.S. during the 1970s, and exploded in a riot of success in the 1980s before the singer/songwriter took a decadal break to help raise his two sons.

In recent years, Springfield has returned to the popular more

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TRANSAUDIO GROUP INTRODUCES THE DAKING FET3 COMPRESSOR

fet3.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA: TransAudio Group has announced the introduction of the Daking FET3, a new dual-channel limiter incorporating Class A discrete compressor circuitry and gain stages that is built in the U.S. by Geoffrey Daking. The FET3 builds on the quality and performance benchmarks set by the renowned Daking FET II single-channel limiter while adding several unique front panel features for enhanced user control.

The Daking FET3 design utilizes the same audio path and detector circuits as the FET II limiter, which has become highly regarded for its speed, high performance and unique ability to sound great on an extraordinary variety of sources. The FET3 adds new variable high-pass filters – from 0 to 200 Hz – at the detector stage to improve and customize the behavior of each limiter channel. Signal content below the user set HPF frequency will not trigger the more

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TRANSAUDIO GROUP INTRODUCES THE TUBE-TECH RM 2

rm_2.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK: TUBE-TECH introduces the new RM 2, a new two-slot rack that vertically accommodates any two TUBE-TECH M Series tube-based modules. The new two RU frame enables the user to own multiple TUBE-TECH modules and one small two-channel rack, offering the sound of TUBE-TECH in a smaller and less expensive package than ever before. The RM-2 is unique in that it is designed from the ground up for tubes. The power supply and internal voltage rails are specifically built for tube-based electronics, offering much higher supply voltages than the modular 500 racks can offer. This new two-slot RM2 rack, along with the existing eight-vertical slot RM8 rack, expands the flexibility of TUBE-TECH while lowering the per channel cost.

The PM 1A module combines an exceptionally smooth sounding microphone preamplifier and direct more

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SRL Acoustics announces new product pricing

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Drowning Pool’s C.J. Pierce Rocks Ultrasone’s HFI-780 Headphone

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Wildomar, Calif. – Ultrasone Inc., distributor for German headphone manufacturer Ultrasone AG, is pleased to announce that its HFI-780 headphones have been chosen by Drowning Pool’s lead guitarist C.J Pierce. Known for their intense style of hard rock, Drowning Pool and C.J Pierce are currently utilizing Ultrasone’s HFI-780 in the creation of their next album.

“We’re currently in the studio recording new material for our next album and I’m blown away by the detail I’m hearing with these headphones,� remarked C.J Pierce. “I’ve been in the studio, working hard as hell for 12 – 15 hours a day and haven’t had any fatigue from wearing these headphones. Unbelievable!�

For more information on C.J Pierce’s selection of Ultrasone’s HFI-780 headphone, please contact PR Representative Brian Metcalf at (305) 576-1171 x11 or by e-mail at brianmetcalf@maxborgesagency.com. To learn more about Ultrasone, more

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Drowning Pool’s C.J. Pierce Rocks Ultrasone’s HFI-780 Headphone

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BOCK AUDIO INTRODUCES NEW CINEMA MIC

bock_50_small.jpgLAS VEGAS, NEVADA: TransAudio Group, the worldwide distributor for BOCK AUDIO, is introducing the new BOCK 50 omni-tube microphone at the 127th AES Convention in New York. Focused on a tradition that stretches back to classical orchestral recording microphones of the 1950s, the BOCK omni-directional BOCK 50 is similarly intended to capture the natural ambience of groups of acoustic instruments, from small ensembles to large orchestras. It is particularly well-suited for use in a Decca Tree configuration.

The BOCK 50 features a half-inch diaphragm mounted in a sphere offering unique frequency-dependant directional characteristics. The capsule is mated to BOCK-designed tube electronics for wide bandwidth and dynamics. In addition, the custom BOCK inductor loaded linear power supply offers the best combination of long-term power, low noise floor and high-end mic sonic performance.

BOCK AUDIO, established in 2007, builds the personal designs developed more

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LECTROSONICS ‘IN DEEP’ DURING PREVIEW OF “OLLIN BURIAL”

ollin_burial_hi.jpgAlbuquerque, NM – November 2009… Land-based artworks are usually installed on the land, but rarely in it. Such was the case, however, on October 3rd, when Yei Ehekatl, a Baltic/Nahuatl tribal artist who makes environmental art using digital photography, video, living grasses, and charred wood was buried 4 feet into the ground as part of a project that explores the physical, spiritual, and cultural meanings of burial. For almost two hours, the amplified sounds of the artist’s heartbeat and breathing were heard in real time throughout the gallery where the performance occurred—thanks to wireless technology from Lectrosonics.

  

Part of the artist’s ongoing project, Ollin Burial, the performance occurred at THE LAND/gallery, which in conjunction with THE LAND/an art site in nearby Mountainair, NM, are devoted exclusively to site-specific, environmentally low-impact, land-based art. Yei Ehekatl, who is also known as more

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Blue Microphones Announces Yeti USB Condenser Mic, the World’s First THX Certified Microphone

Blue Microphones Announces Yeti USB Condenser Mic, the World’s First THX Certified Microphone

Featuring condenser capsules in a triple array, Yeti is the latest, most advanced addition to Blue’s line of premium USB microphones

Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, announces Yeti, the first THX® Certified microphone. The latest addition to Blue’s new consumer line, the Yeti is the ultimate USB microphone for professional recording.

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The Yeti features:

·      The first USB mic to offer Blue’s premium condenser capsules in a proprietary triple capsule array for the highest quality, most versatile audio recording capability

·      After rigorous lab testing, THX certification affirms the ultimate in recording and playback fidelity thanks to superior design and quality

·      Four patterns (Omni, Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional) for incredible more

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