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Germano Studios Purchase Two TELEFUNKEN CineMics

Re-Interpretation of the classic Stanley Church/MGM Design

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Pictured at Germano Studios in NYC with a matched pair of TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik CineMics is producer/engineer Ed Tuton.

Troy Germano, owner of Germano Studios in NYC, has purchased two TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik large diaphragm tube CineMics. The matched pair are an interpretive recreation of the rare Stanley Church/MGM design, bringing the total number of TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphones to eight in the studios’ extensive collection.

“I was looking for a great matched pair of U47-style mics and there were less than 200 of this rare CineMike produced, so very few engineers have even experienced them,” explained Germano. “I’ve had such good luck with my other re-issues from TELEFUNKEN that I thought this pair, Serial #001 and #002, would really round out our collection. They’ve already created quite a sensation among our clients.”
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Holophone® PORTAMIC 5.1 AND PORTAMIC PRO MODELS NOW SHIPPING

Ontario, canada, NOVEMBER 16, 2009 — Holophone®, the leading manufacturer of surround microphones, is now shipping its PortaMic 5.1 and PortaMic Pro camera-mountable surround microphones.  Holophone’s PortaMic 5.1 is an easy-to-use and cost-effective means of recording surround sound directly to a camera or any stereo recording device, while its PortaMic Pro microphone is based on the design of the PortaMic 5.1, but offers a wider feature set designed for professional applications, also in a compact size at an aggressive price point.

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“We are excited to announce that the much anticipated, award-winning Holophone PortaMic 5.1 and PortaMic Pro surround microphones are now shipping and are receiving a very positive response from the industry,� says Michael Godfrey, president and founder of Holophone.  “We have been overwhelmed with orders for the PortaMic products and are currently sold out from the company’s first production more

Songs To Your Eyes Places Music in Jackie Chan’s 100th Film Trailer, and in New Ad Campaigns for Subaru and Mitsubishi

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Woodland Hills, CA, November 16, 2009 – Renowned music library company Songs To Your Eyes, Ltd., has placed its music in three new, high profile projects. Company founder Opher Yisraeli made the announcement. 

            For clients Lionsgate and Relativity Media, Songs To Your Eyes placed an energetic, electro/rock cue from its “Absolute Music Library� catalogue, within the theatrical trailer promoting Jackie Chan’s 100th feature film, “The Spy Next Door.� That trailer can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5TvFI7rdwM

          The company also placed two cues from its “Urban Ninjas� catalogue into a Subaru online advertisement, working with ad agency Carmichael Lynch. Additionally, Songs To Your Eyes has also placed nine upbeat, pop/rock cues within Mitsubishi’s upcoming, online campaign promoting their various car brands. Songs To Your Eyes worked hand in hand with the creative team at The Traffic Agency (a more

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LINEAR ACOUSTIC INKS DEALER AGREEMENT WITH LOUISIANA’S CRESCENT COMMUNICATIONS

New Relationship Brings AERO.oneâ„¢ DTV Audio Loudness Manager to WVUE New Orleans

LANCASTER, PA. – NOVEMBER 16, 2009 – Linear Acoustic, the leading authority in loudness control solutions for digital television, is partnering with New Orleans based dealer, Crescent Communications, to deliver its full range of loudness control solutions to the Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee markets. This new relationship is already proving to be a successful one. As part of this agreement, WVUE New Orleans has purchased the Linear Acoustic AERO.one™ DTV Audio Loudness Manager to handle all of the station’s loudness control issues, providing a seamless surround sound experience for viewers at home.   “Linear Acoustic is on the cutting-edge of digital audio processing with respect to DTV,� says Cliff Scott, president and founder of Crescent Communications. “We do a great deal of business with broadcasters, cable operators, production companies and other organizations providing content more

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AVIOM’S PRO16® PUMPS UP THE CHANNELS FOR GERMANY’S NDR TV & RADIO STATION

Hamburg, Germany, NOVEMBER 16, 2009 –Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), one of the largest public radio and television stations in Germany, is now home to Aviom’s Pro16® personal mixing system. Located in the station’s largest recording studio and used for the production of “NDR’s BIG BAND� weekly radio broadcast of big band jazz music, the new system provides more options for monitor control than the previous set up. aviom_ndr_studio-2.jpg The monitor mixing system previously used on the show afforded the 16 to 20 band members with only six channels of content, providing little room for customization.  By contrast, Aviom’s personal mixing system gives each performer control over 16 channels of content, providing ample room for each musician to customize his or her monitor mix. With the Aviom system, band members have more control over the sound and volume of their headphone mix. NDR’s decision to switch to more

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FIREFLIGHT ON TOUR WITH D.A.S. AUDIO

runkle_hi.jpgMiami, FL – November 2009… Running sound for the touring concert crowd is a tough business—set up early, mix the show, tear everything down, move to the next location, and repeat it all over again according to the tour itinerary. When you consider this routine frequently also involves lighting equipment, backline (instruments), and possibly even staging, you begin to appreciate why roadies don’t know where they are half the time! One thing the road crew doesn’t need is a temperamental sound reinforcement system. That’s why Waverly, OH-based JSL Productions, who recently provided live sound reinforcement for the Christian rock band Fireflight, used their Aero Series 2 sound system from D.A.S. Audio.

  

JSL Productions, a full service audio and lighting production company that handles concerts, special events, equipment sales and rentals, as well as running an installation division, provided more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA PROVIDES MICROPHONE SOLUTIONS FOR 2009 CMA AWARDS

— Leading music mixers and award-winning performers again pick A-T for sound quality and reliability —

STOW, OH, November 13, 2009 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is celebrating its 16th year of supporting the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards by providing an extensive selection of vocal and instrument microphones for its annual awards show. The 43rd Annual CMA Awards aired live in 5.1-channel surround sound Wednesday, November 11th, on the ABC Television Network from the Sommet Center in Nashville, and featured over 250 Audio-Technica microphones, including an impressive array of hard-wired mics and Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless Systems. Audio-Technica was chosen to provide its clear and consistent quality for this star-studded live broadcast, for performers ranging from some of country music’s biggest stars to pop more

CBS WAKES UP AUDIENCES TO ‘THE EARLY SHOW’ WITH NEW NATIONAL PROMO CAMPAIGN THEME FROM STEPHEN ARNOLD MUSIC

Stephen Arnold Music/CBS Early ShowDALLAS, TX —  America is waking up to the catchiest promotional campaign of 2009, driven by the sharp sonic sensibilities of Stephen Arnold Music. CBS chose Stephen Arnold Music, the leaders in network music composition, to create the unforgettable new song “A Lot Happens Earlyâ€? for their latest “The Early Showâ€? national ad package.

Stephen Arnold Music built on its history of creating catchy hooks that build brands with “A Lot Happens Early�, a pop song that comes on like fresh brewed coffee. Stephen Arnold Music founder Stephen Arnold collaborated with hit songwriter Greg Barnhill, making music and lyrics that exactly matched CBS’ mission for “The Early Show� promos: communicate a strong and positive message that would draw viewers to the colorful “Early Show� on-air team.

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MUSIC MIX MOBILE CHOOSES GENELEC DSP MONITORS FOR 2009 CMA AWARDS SHOW LIVE BROADCAST

— With newly-expanded operations, Music Mix Mobile’s John Harris and Jay Vicari handle 5.1 surround audio broadcast, utilizing Genelec DSP Active Monitors —

NATICK, MA, November 12, 2009 — Music Mix Mobile, a New Jersey/California based remote facilities company combining the talents of award-winning production professionals and state-of-the-art audio solutions, is a collective consisting of industry veterans John Harris, Jay Vicari, Joel Singer, Mitch Maketansky and newly added West Coast-based partners Bob Wartinbee and Mark Linett. On Wednesday, November 11, 2009, Music Mix Mobile was charged with capturing and mixing the music audio for the 43rd annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, broadcast live in 5.1 on ABC-TV from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. In the company’s dual M3 trucks (now known as “M3� and “M3 West�), Music Mixers John Harris and Jay Vicari were more

AKG Teams With R&B Legend Missy Elliot To Deliver A Flawless Live Performance On David Letterman’s Late Show

With millions of viewers tuning in to see her perform live on David Letterman’s Late Show, recording legend Missy Elliot used AKG’s wireless microphone to debut her chart topping hit “Get Involved.� Using her crystal stone AKG D 5 microphone, Elliot was able to showcase her Grammy nominated lyrics to a viewing audience of more than three million people without interruption.

The performance was the first time that Missy Elliot appeared on the Late Show, adding to Letterman’s star-studded list of past performers that includes Paul McCartney, Janet Jackson, and Bon Jovi. With her D 5 handheld mics, Elliot was able to stand out from past performers thanks to the patented AKG laminated varimotion diaphragm that was able to pick up her most sensitive vocal tones. Also, the supercardiod polar pattern that comes standard on all D 5 mics ensured more

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