Archive for September, 2010

Sennheiser and Neumann Help Ithaca College Students Gain Critical Listening Skills as Microphones Shine During Live Demonstrations

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OLD LYME, Conn. – September 14, 2010 – Ithaca College’s Sound Recording Technology (SRT) program, part of the college’s School of Music, is among the most demanding audio programs in the country. It is also one of the few four-year recording programs in the U.S. that requires students to demonstrate proficiency on a musical instrument. The college had its origins as a music conservatory in 1892, and, in addition to its strong liberal arts curriculum, is well known for its classical and jazz program–which recruits fine musicians from all over the world. more

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WAX LTD FINDS WARMTH, PUNCH AND FLEXIBILITY IN NEW API 1608 CONSOLE

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 2010: To say the production and songwriting team of Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry has worked with a variety of musicians would be an understatement. From their collaborations with established artists (Rihanna, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Backstreet Boys, New Order) to their experiences with rising talent (Styrofoam, Second Son, Axiz, Tamar Kaprelian, Vera Mesmer, Joshua James), Gagel and Barry certainly know music. That said, it is no surprise that the two, who work under the name WAX LTD, recently chose to outfit their studio with a new 16-channel API 1608 console. Taming what had originally been an ungainly tangle of outboard gear, their 1608 provides the definitive API analog warmth and punch, in addition to the well-thought-out functionality WAX LTD was looking for. more

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THE ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA – SAN FRANCISCO TO HOST JOHN STORYK

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Acoustics And Interior Design A Study In Collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO: John Storyk, architect/acoustician and co-principal of the Walters-Storyk Design Group will address a joint class of students from The Art Institute of California – San Francisco on Tuesday, September 21. Entitled “Acoustics And Interior Design,” Storyk’s presentation will address the collaborative nature of these intimately related disciplines. A link which enables them to enhance each other’s aesthetics and functionality. The audience for this event will be comprised of students and faculty from The Art Institute of California – San Francisco’s Audio Production and Interior Design programs. more

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Paramount Hosts PenteoSurround 3D Audio Presentation

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Pictured (L-R) are John Wheeler, Penteo President and Founder; Randy Spendlove, Paramount President of Motion Picture Music; Tamara Johnson, Penteo Director of Industry Relations; Jason Richmond, Paramount Exec. Dir. / Motion Picture Music; Tom Kobayashi, Penteo CFO; Sasha Owen, Penteo COO; Kim Seiniger, Director of Music Production; and Chris Stone, Penteo Corporate VP. Photo by David Goggin.

Diverse Selection of Legacy Stereo Hits Converted to 5.1 Surround

Paramount Pictures hosted a presentation of PenteoSurround, with a demonstration of numerous stereo hit records and popular soundtracks converted from stereo recordings to full 5.1 Surround. John Wheeler, inventor of the process, demonstrated the new 3D audio process with selections from films such as “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and classic stereo tracks from artists such as Steeley Dan. more

SUNSET MUSIC FESTIVAL 2010 PULSES WITH D.A.S. AUDIO

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Miami, FL – September 2010… Bigger and better than ever, the recent Sunset Music Festival 2010 gave Miami’s trance / house music enthusiasts much to cheer about. Held on Saturday, July 31st at SOHO Studios, this year’s festival was comprised of four stages (three inside – one outside), each with ten DJ’s. When he wasn’t busy running the event, festival promoter DJ Xta-C treated the crowd to his unique blend of house music. Trance / progressive music artist George Acosta also performed, as did Ralph Falcon, Cato K, and numerous other musical luminaries. The main stage was located outdoors in SOHO Studios’ parking lot and this is where the biggest names on the festival roster performed—through a potent sound reinforcement system from the Aero series catalog of D.A.S. Audio. more

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Aviom Mixes it up For Northern Ireland’s Theatre At The Mill

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND — When Theatre at the Mill, a newly built, 400-seat performance arts venue located in the Belfast metropolitan area, needed a reliable way to monitor sound for its premiere production, a staging of the hit musical Sweeney Todd, it cast Aviom A-16II Personal Mixers (PLASA Stand 1-F2) in a major supporting role. The reliability and ease-of-use of the Aviom gear has proven to be the ideal solution. Supplied and installed by Production Services Ireland (PSI), the equipment helped see Theatre at the Mill through a flawless Sweeney Todd run, proving it was the ideal choice for the busy theatre’s varying needs. more

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Now Shipping: The Studio Edge Tutorial DVD by ASK Video

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Studio Concepts, Gear and the Physics of Sound by Jim Pavett is now available worldwide

Ontario, Canada (September 14, 2010) – ASK Video Interactive Media, a leading creator of software tutorials on DVD, is now shipping The Studio Edge: Pro Audio Recording Series Tutorial on DVD, announced in July. This first installment, entitled Studio Concepts, Gear & the Physics of Sound, is designed to give home recording enthusiasts the solid grounding in audio engineering and sound recording that are crucial to success in the studio. more

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Sennheiser Travels the World for Education with ProjectExplorer.org

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Old Lyme, CT – September 13, 2010 - ProjectExplorer.org seeks to provide a global cultural experience through film and multimedia materials aimed at fostering the next generation of global citizens. By educating young people about the world around them, the organization helps expand the horizons of primary and secondary school students while exposing them to diverse geographies and cultures around the world. Through the use of free online videos, teachers are able bring students on a class trip to the pyramids of Mexico or through the rainforests of Borneo. These educational discoveries are made possible in part by charitable donations from audio specialist Sennheiser, which helps by bringing an exceptional sound experience to the video production.

Have microphone, will travel
ProjectExplorer.org’s heavy travel schedule can be very demanding on equipment to say the least, observes Jenny Buccos, director and founder of more

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EAW® Loudspeakers Selected for National Festival in Iceland

iceland Whitinsville, MA, USA, September 9, 2010 – Every year, thousands of revelers travel from mainland Iceland to Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) to celebrate the anniversary of the country’s inhabitation at the national festival Þjóðhátíð (Thjodhatid). This year, local EAW® distributor EB Sound and Lighting Systems provided and ran a flown EAW main speaker system together with an onstage EAW monitor setup. more

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AVIOM SHOWCASES PRO64 NETWORK MANAGER AT PLASA 2010

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PC Application Streamlines Workflow and Simplifies Pro64 Series Network Management

LONDON, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 — Aviom, the exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, will be demonstrating its Pro64® Network Managerâ„¢ PC control application at PLASA 2010 (Stand 1-F2). The Pro64 Series is uniquely designed with a simple front-panel user interface that makes it possible to create sophisticated audio networks without PC-based programming. Soon to be available as a free download from the company’s website, Aviom has now introduced a software control application for those users who desire a centralized control and status monitoring option. more

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