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BERKLEE TO INSTALL THREE 32-CHANNEL API LEGACY PLUS CONSOLES

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS: Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts is one of the most widely recognized and respected institutions of higher education for students seeking careers in the music industry. Founded in 1945 at a time when all other conservatories shunned contemporary music, Berklee gave its students a distinctly relevant education by teaching jazz, folk, and other modern genres that captivated the public imagination. With alumni earning more than 175 Grammy Awards, Berklee continues that tradition of relevance today by offering degrees with unparalleled depth and breadth across the many facets that make the music industry hum. In a move inspired both by pedagogy and recognition of the enduring role of high-end analog equipment in the recording industry, the Music Production and Engineering Department recently announced that it will replace three of its existing consoles with three 32-channel API Legacy Plus consoles. more

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API NOW SHIPPING THE 527 COMPRESSOR

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 2009: API is now shipping the 527 compressor, a single channel module based on API’s 225L discreet channel compressor. The 527 features comprehensive controls including variable attack, release, ratio, and output gain controls. The unit also includes API’s patented ‘Thrust’ circuit, first offered on the 2500 stereo bus compressor. A ten segment LED meter is switchable between gain reduction and output level.

“Anyone who has used the 225L compressor found in API consoles has expressed a longing for the same kind of flexibility and control in the 500 Series for some time,” said Larry Droppa, president of API. “We’re delighted to now offer the 527 to complement our vintage 525 compressor, which has been many engineers’ favorite compressor over the years.” MSRP: $995.00. more

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Open House

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Is your college just not meeting your expectations? Are you considering transferring but think it’s just too late to apply? Well it’s not too late to apply at Five Towns College. We welcome new and transfer students to attend our Open House, Saturday January 9 at 1:00. We’ll have presentations covering all of our most popular programs such as Audio Recording, Music, Music Business, Theatre, Filmmaking, Mass Communication, and Elementary & Music Teacher Education. Take this opportunity to meet with our talented staff as well as Admissions and Financial Aid Representatives. If you can’t attend the Open House, stop by during Transfer Enrollment Week January 11-15, between 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. We’ll give you an on-the-spot evaluation of your transcripts and waive the application fee! It’s Not Too Late To Apply, classes start January 20. more

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SONICPOOL FINISHES MIX FOR SONY’S ‘BOONDOCK SAINTS II: ALL SAINTS DAY’

BDS2Hollywood, CA December 29, 2009 – SonicPool, one of Hollywood’s leading post facilities, specializing in sound and picture finishing, edit suite rentals, and full post-production services, has completed the theatrical mix for Sony’s “Boondock Saints II: All Saints Dayâ€?, which is currently in theatres nationwide.

During this year’s Comic-Con Convention, Twi-hards (short for “Twilight� die-hard fans) had stiff competition in the thousands of fans who came out to hear the panel for “Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day�, the action-packed sequel to the cult phenomenon “Boondock Saints�, and to get a look at the brand new trailer, complete with the expected, yet still intense, gun battles. SonicPool worked hard with Producer Chris Brinker and Director Troy Duffy to make sure the audience felt completely entrenched in the mayhem. more

API’s JDK AUDIO INTRODUCES R22 COMPRESSOR

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 2009: JDK Audio, the new brand developed and engineered by legendary analog innovator API, announces the fourth product in its line of robust signal processing equipment. The R22 is a two-channel, rack-mount compressor with linkable stereo operation that uses true RMS power summing, a patented Thrust circuit for chest-hitting low-end, and easy to use, refreshingly musical control of all parameters. JDK Audio will formally introduce the R22 compressor at the 2010 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California at API Booth #6411. Visitors will have the opportunity to listen to multitrack material through the new R22 and other JDK gear at the JDK listening station. more

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WIN A FREE JDK R22 COMPRESSOR AT API’S BOOTH #6411

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 2009: API is pleased to invite all NAMM attendees to stop by Booth #6411 and enter a drawing to win a free JDK Audio R22 Compressor. Winners will be chosen by random drawing at the end of the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A total of three lucky winners will each receive a JDK Audio R22 Compressor. Winners need not be present to win. JDK Audio is an entirely new brand developed, engineered and made in America by API (Automated Processes, Inc.) that captures the essence of vintage electronic design. more

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METRIC HALO GEAR A STAPLE AT UNIVERSAL MASTERING STUDIOS

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 2009: Universal Mastering Studios – West (UMS-W) has fully reopened for business following its relocation from North Hollywood to the historic former Hanna-Barbera animation studios building in Hollywood. In the process, the facility’s services have expanded to encompass a main mastering room and five production rooms, plus space for expansion into other areas of work, with every room outfitted with either Metric Halo interfaces or the company’s OEM units supplied by mastering specialists Sonic Studio. more

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TROUP COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL UPGRADES FINE ARTS AUDITORIUM WITH DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS

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LA GRANGE, GEORGIA: It had only been five years since Troup County Comprehensive High School added a 900-seat fine arts auditorium to their campus in LaGrange, Georgia, but already they were pining for a new sound system. Troup is well-known throughout the region for its theater department, which produces three performances a year at a level of professionalism that is commensurate with college productions. Although the auditorium’s architects did a beautiful job of constructing a thoroughly modern facility, with excellent site lines, acoustics, and amenities, the auditorium’s original sound contractors were not so successful. And thus the otherwise fabulous auditorium limped along from day one. more

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SYMNET TAKES UP THE CAUSE

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BREA, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 2009: The Cause Community Church in Brea, California was born of nearby Faith Community Church in West Covina, a mega-church. It was “planted” in 2005, and every week until recently, The Cause’s dedicated volunteers unloaded two trailers-worth of equipment to set up children’s ministries, a youth room, a main service room, and an overflow room in a supportive Brea movie theater complex. Although the volunteers cheerfully performed that Herculean task week-after-week and the congregation attended enthusiastically, everyone pined for the day when they would have a space to call their own. The new space would be a beacon to them and to future members of the congregation. more

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SYMETRIX ENTERS THE CZECH REPUBLIC

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 2009: Symetrix, a leading provider of audio processing solutions for the commercial, broadcast, and pro audio markets has announced the representation of Audio Zeman, s.r.o. for its Symetrix and SymNet line of products in the Czech Republic.

Established in 1990 by Vladimir Zeman, the company is active in the music, installation and live sound markets with such brands as Dynacord, Electro-Voice and AMC. more

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