Archive for December, 2010
VOX Amplification has launched a free app for iPhoneÂ®/iPadÂ®/iPod TouchÂ® that merges a VOX catalog, website and audio/video content. It creates an interactive experience for guitarists looking to learn about, see and hear the latest VOX products, as well as check out gear being used by some of the worldâ€™s greatest artists.
Users can watch product and artist demo videos, hear audio clips of products, view specs, view photos and link to the VOX website â€“ all from the palm of their hand, anywhere, anytime.
The app includes the full line of VOX amplifiers, guitars, pedals and accessories. It is available as a download from the Apple iTunes store. Please click here for more info.
â€” Yellow DOG studios standardizes its control rooms with Endless Analogâ€™s CLASPÂ® â€”
Endless Analogâ€™s CLASPÂ® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system, which uniquely integrates analog tape machines into the digital audio production workflow, has been so successful at yellow DOG studios in Austin, Texas, that producer and engineer David Percefull has installed a second unit. According to Percefull, the first CLASP unit has been in constant use since it was installed in Studio One earlier this year, ensuring that yellow DOG would also take pride in placing a unit in the newly constructed Studio Three.
Percefull, who moved into the facility, formerly known as 5AM, with partners producer-musician Ed Robinson and singer-songwriter Steven Todd Hudson near the end of 2009, reports, â€œEverything that I record hits tape through CLASP and goes to Pro Tools. I thought initially I would use it on occasion, if the client wanted more
Xantech, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years, has introduced WiPad, a secure and easy-to-install solution that enables an Apple iPadÂ® to be permanently wall-mounted for use as a touchscreen A/V control interface or standalone iPad use in commercial and residential applications. The Xantech WiPad is designed not only to securely protect the device but also to allow easy access to power, audio output and other connectivity.
With Appleâ€™s iPad becoming an increasingly practical and popular control interface, the Xantech WiPad presents an ideal solution for system integrators seeking an easily mounted and tamperproof solution for residential and commercial A/V installations. The precisely machined aluminum construction is finished with brushed surfaces for a high-end look that blends into any conference room, hotel hospitality kiosk or other application.
The Xantech WiPad measures 12 in. (L) x 9.81 in. (H) x 0.875 more
â€” Sacramento-based Associated Sound upgrades boardroom at Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenÂ® â€“ Northern California with A-Tâ€™s SpectraPulseÂ®, providing immunity from local RF traffic while insuring HIPAA regulations protecting patient privacy and confidentiality â€”
Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is pleased to announce that the Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenÂ® â€“ Northern California is the latest facility to upgrade its boardroom with A-Tâ€™s award-winning SpectraPulseÂ® Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless microphone system. The system was specified and installed by Sacramentoâ€™s Associated Sound, who recommended the system based on federal changes to the usable wireless frequency spectrum and the need to satisfy Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations that protect patient privacy and confidentiality. Ideal for fixed installation, rental staging and corporate/boardroom applications, SpectraPulse offers secure wireless operation free from RF competition, frequency coordination and â€œwhite spaceâ€? issues.
â€œWe needed to make sure that more
Music Mix Mobile (M3), 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 West Coast-based Bob Wartinbee and Mark Linett. On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, M3 was charged with capturing and mixing the music audio for the 44th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, broadcast live in 5.1 on ABC-TV from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. In the companyâ€™s broadcast/mixing trucks, Music Mixers John Harris and Jay Vicari were on site to ensure the audio would be of the highest quality, and they chose Genelec 8200 Series Active DSP Monitoring Systems. Genelec DSP systems consisting of 8250A Bi-Amplified Active DSP Monitors and 8240A Bi-Amplified Active DSP Monitors, along with the 7260A Active DSP Subwoofers, were used in Music Mix Mobileâ€™s â€œEclipseâ€? truck for the live more
â€” Free Korg software enables anyone to play back/convert/edit high-resolution audio without proprietary hardware â€”
Korg announces the release of its powerful AudioGate software for free for all content creators and listeners alike. This file conversion, editing and authoring software had previously only been available bundled with Korgâ€™s acclaimed MR series of DSD recorders.
AudioGate enables the real-time playback of DSD/SACD files on any computer system, with any audio hardware. Powerful dithering algorithms are provided, along with editing tools such as divide, merge, normalize, fade-in/fade-out and DC cut. Users can convert from 5.6 MHz or 2.8 MHz 1-bit audio files to any other format, including 16- or 24-bit PCM (up to 192 kHz sample rates), Apple Lossless or AAC, FLAC, Broadcast WAV (up to 32-bit floating supported) and even MP3 formats. It can be used to burn audio CDs, and the newer DSD Disc format (2.8 MHz sample more
â€” Ryman Auditorium Chooses Carl Tatz Designâ€™s Highly Praised Monitor Tuning Enhancement Protocol For Critical Broadcast And Concert Recording Events â€”
Nashville, TN: As one of the more iconic venues in the world, the Ryman Auditorium stays consistently booked with concert acts ranging from the Grand Old Opry broadcasts to top-name acts in multiple genres from pop to country to jazz to stand-up comedy. â€œAfter auditioning a Carl Tatz Design (CTD) PhantomFocusâ„¢ System at one of the Rascal Flatts studios that Carl designed, Steve Gibson [musical director for the Grand Old Opry] and I agreed that no speaker choice or acoustic design alone was going to deliver that kind of performance, so it was a no-brainer decision for us to go with the PFS for the Ryman control room,â€? says Ryman chief broadcast engineer King Williams. â€œWe also specified the Dynaudio M1, Bryston 4B combination that we heard.â€? House more
â€” New mtu301 allows users to walk freely throughout the SpectraPulseÂ® coverage area, expanding flexibility for presenters â€”
â€” Ideal for fixed installation, rental staging and corporate/boardroom applications, SpectraPulse offers secure wireless operation free from RF competition, frequency coordination and â€œwhite spaceâ€? issues â€”
Audio-Technica unveils its SpectraPulseÂ® mtu301 Body-Pack Transmitter. The mtu301 allows presenters the flexibility to clearly transmit audio as they move throughout the entire SpectraPulse coverage area. By simply plugging in a lavalier or headworn microphone to the mtu301, users can now be free to untether an onstage performance, leave a podium or walk away from a conference table, further expanding the performance for Audio-Technicaâ€™s award-winning SpectraPulse Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless microphone system. A completely new application of UWB technology, SpectraPulse offers secure wireless operation for the installed sound market, free from RF competition, frequency coordination and â€œwhite spaceâ€? issues.
The mtu301 joins the more
â€” Nashville pros rediscover their sonic roots while staying in the digital realm, keeping an efficient and inspired workflow in the studio â€”
Nashville-based Buddy Miller and Mike Poole have carved out impressive resumes, both working together and separately. As consummate music professionals, Miller and Poole are extremely in-demand throughout the Nashville music community and beyond. Millerâ€™s credits include production and/or instrumental work with super-producer T-Bone Burnett and such artists as Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Alison Kraus, Solomon Burke and Robert Plant; and Pooleâ€™s work includes sessions with Patty Griffin, David Rawlings & Gillian Welch, Martina McBride, Keith Urban and many more. Both are involved in Robert Plantâ€™s new Band of Joy project â€“ Miller as instrumentalist, producer and band member, and Poole as engineer and mixer. Recently, Miller and Poole began using Endless Analogâ€™s CLASPÂ® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system, which uniquely integrates analog tape more
â€” The BP893 is ideal for theater, house-of-worship and broadcast use â€”
Audio-Technica unveils its BP893 MicroEarset Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone. With its ergonomically molded earpiece and unobtrusive one-inch boom, the BP893 offers inconspicuous placement along with clear, consistent voice pickup. Its extended frequency response provides natural sound reproduction, and its lightweight low-profile design and ease of use make the microphone ideal for use in theatrical performances, houses of worship and broadcast studios.
The BP893 is positioned unobtrusively over either ear. Its omnidirectional miniature condenser capsule offers outstanding pickup tailored for crystal-clear vocal reproduction, similar to that of a high-quality lavalier microphone. The mic is also ideal for use in violin pickup â€“ violinists should simply wear the BP893 over the ear as usual, and there is no need for clamps on the violin.
The microphone includes a 55-inch (1.4-meter) permanently attached miniature cable. Its free end more
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