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129 AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panel Update

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SAN FRANCISCO: Mastering legend and frequent AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panel moderator Bob Ludwig reports that renowned engineer and disc-cutting expert Doug Sax, will play selections from a variety of his state-of-the-art direct-to-disk recordings during the panel on Friday, Nov. 5, 2:00PM – 4:00PM (Room 134). Joining Ludwig and Sax is vinyl guru Michael Fremer, producer of 21st Century Vinyl: Michael Fremer’s Practical Guide to Turntable Set-Up DVD. Ludwig will screen archival videos of how lacquers are made and a rare clip revealing his process of cutting the vinyl master to the hit Genesis album “Invisible Touch.”

Doug Sax has cut literally thousands of LP masters with his custom designed, all-tube signal path, bringing superior sound to the format. He holds a prestigious AES Lifetime Honorary Membership and was recognized by NARAS with a Technical Achievement Grammy in 2003. His recent more

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L-ACOUSTICS Accepts Parnelli Award for K1

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Flagship line source array system takes top prize this year in category of “Indispensable Technology – Audio”

LAS VEGAS — L-ACOUSTICS proudly announces that its K1 stadium line array system was recognized with the award for “Indispensable Technology – Audio” at the 10th annual Parnelli Awards ceremony held at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on October 22nd.

Each year since 1991 this prestigious dinner event and awards ceremony has shined the spotlight those individuals and companies that have made significant contributions or advancements to the live event production industry. Potential winners are nominated and voted on by a jury of professional sound and lighting peers, and achieving an award in a given category is considered a prized honor. more

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ROYER LABS ADDS NEW EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION

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Burbank, CA … Royer Labs, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of high quality ribbon microphones, is pleased to announce the company has reached a new distribution agreement with the German company S.E.A. Vertrieb & Consulting GmbH. The new distribution agreement enables Royer Labs to strengthen the presence of its premium microphone products among musicians and audio professionals throughout the key European countries of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. more

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NEW SSL ‘NUCLEUS’ OFFERS ELEGANT CONTROLLER/AUDIO HUB FOR PRO PROJECT STUDIOS AT AES 2010

New ‘Nucleus’ Controller from SSL Combines Advanced DAW Control, with a Versatile USB Audio Interface, SSL Mic Pre’s, SuperAnalogue™ Monitoring and Duende Plug-ins

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional analogue and digital consoles, is proud to present Nucleus, a unique, high-quality DAW Controller and SuperAnalogue™ Audio Hub for professional project studios at AES 2010 (Booth 902). Nucleus is the perfect blend of workstation control and superb audio performance.

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IMT Names Tom McGowan VP of Business Development

Sales Strategist Spearheads Growth with Integrated Media Technologies

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Pictured is Tom McGowan, newly appointed VP of Business Development for Integrated Media Technologies.

Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. (IMT), leading Information Technology systems integrator and consulting firm, has named Tom McGowan VP of Business Development.

“I’ve known Tom for many years and have always marveled at his talent for growing revenues at an amazing pace,” commented IMT CEO Bruce Lyon. “He comes on board at a critical time in our company’s expansion and his leadership in the media technology industry will accelerate our engagement with leading media and entertainment companies on both coasts.”

“This is exactly the position I’ve been looking for,” explained McGowan. “IMT has carved out a major sector of the burgeoning IT and media and entertainment market and is poised to more

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AES Announces 129TH Convention Student Technical Paper Awards

SAN FRANCISCO: Two outstanding presentations will be recognized with Student Technical Paper Awards at the 129th AES Convention at SF’s Moscone Center Nov. 4-7. Convention Papers Co-Chairs Veronique Larcher, and Rob Maher, who also serves as Student Technical Paper Award Coordinator, have announced that the co-recipients are: Tejaswi Nanjundaswamy, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Tobias Ritter, Technical University of Denmark. The award certificates will be presented to the winners during the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, Nov. 4, 1:00PM to 2:30PM.

Mr. Ritter’s paper, “Modeling Viscoelasticity of Loudspeaker Suspensions using
Retardation Spectra” was co-authored by Finn Agerkvist. Mr. Ritter was born in Germany in 1984. He graduated as B.Eng. from Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg in 2008 with a major in engineering physics and as M.Sc. (Eng) from Technical University of Denmark with a major in acoustics. His research interests include electroacoustic transducers, numerical methods in acoustics, psychoacoustics more

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Sound Devices New USBPre 2 Interface Is Now Shipping Just In Time for AES 2010

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Sound Devices USBPre 2, an all-new version of its popular USBPre computer audio interface, is now shipping just in time for AES 2010 (Booth 1031). The two-channel USBPre 2 offers professionals a powerful, yet easy-to-use, portable interface to interconnect audio sources to Mac OS and Windows computers over USB. Featuring an entirely new electronic design, USBPre 2 uses the same extended-bandwidth, low-noise microphone preamplifiers and digital converters as Sound Devices award-winning 7-Series Digital Recorders.

The USBPre 2 is ideal for a broad range of applications, including voiceover recording, reference playback and monitoring, and test and measurement. The class-compliant, plug-and-play device accepts mic level, line level, consumer line level and SPDIF digital (coaxial or TOSLINK) inputs. Its microphone preamplifiers have selectable analog limiters, high-pass filters, 48 V phantom power and high-resolution LED meters. Because the USBPre 2 draws its power solely from the computer’s USB port, no additional power source is required. more

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Auralex Presents Class A Fire-Rated Studiofoam Pro at AES 2010

The Industry’s First Melamine-Free Class A Fire-Rated Acoustical Foam

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, is showcasing its new Studiofoam Pro, the industry’s first melamine-free Class A fire-rated acoustical foam, at AES 2010 (Booth 729).

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Studiofoam Pro is available in two sizes: 2’ x 2’ and 2’ x 4′, both 1.5â€? thick. It is available in charcoal gray and features beveled edges and provides a Noise Coefficient Rating (NRC) of 0.90. Studiofoam Pro presents a low-cost option for sound absorption in studios, churches, restaurants, clubs and any other venues that requires a Class A fire-rated acoustical treatment. The absorption level has not been tainted by creating acoustical foam that is Class A fire-rated. In fact, the foam maintains the same cell structure, but the cells are smaller, condensing the thickness of the panel and provides superior performance to a standard 1â€? thick fiberglass panel. more

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NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PUBLIC ENEMY’S DJ JOHNNY JUICE TEAM UP FOR HALLOWEEN “A REMIX ROMANTIQUE� CONCERTS

— Sponsored by local Itasca-based Denon DJ, these Halloween performances feature NSO and DJ Johnny Juice performing never-before-heard mash-up arrangements of Rossini and Saint-Saëns —

WHO: Northbrook Symphony Orchestra (NSO), one of the leading full orchestras serving the Northshore of Chicago, performing live with Public Enemy’s DJ Johnny Juice, in concert events sponsored by Itasca-based leading DJ equipment manufacturer Denon DJ

WHAT: Sunday, October 31st matinee events – performances will feature a live mash-up of never-before-presented arrangements of Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and, to go especially with the Halloween holiday, Camille Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre. Tickets are $50.00 for adults and $10.00 for children for the performance and included brunch. For the performance only, adult tickets are $20.00 and children are free. Brunch includes cash bar.

NOTE: Media interested in attending and gaining access should contact Karl Gustafson (info below)

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PHILADELPHIA’S LEGENDARY WALNUT STREET THEATRE DEPLOYS LECTROSONICS WIRELESS

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Image of Roy Backes.

Philadelphia, PA – October 2010… Currently in its 202nd year of operation, the legendary Walnut Street Theatre is a self-producing, non-profit, regional theatre with the largest subscription base in the world. With its diverse schedule of theatrical presentations, the Walnut Street Theatre is one of Philadelphia’s key cultural attractions. To ensure the highest level of sound quality for both the performers and theatre patrons alike, the venerable organization recently invested in a sizeable wireless microphone setup from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more

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