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A MANOWAR concert image.

Valencia, Spain – April 2011… D.A.S. Audio, a global leader in loudspeaker systems, power amplification, and related technology for a wide range of sound reinforcement applications, is pleased to announce a new partnership with heavy metal icons MANOWAR and Magic Circle Music. Formed by a desire to showcase the company’s cutting edge loudspeaker systems with a legendary artist known for their ‘loud, bombastic, and high fidelity sound’, the partnership commenced with MANOWAR’s Battle Hymns 2011 tour and will include a special performance during Musikmesse 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany. more

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Blade Studios Inspires the Musical Talents of Louisiana and Beyond

Brady Blade’s New Facility Designed by RBDG Brings Back the Large-Format Studio

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, APRIL 1, 2011 — Blade Studios, a new full-service production company formed by world-class drummer and producer Brady Blade and music industry veteran Scott Crompton, has opened to support the large-format, artist-driven studio while nurturing the local music community in Shreveport, LA. more

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METAlliance Certifies HARMAN’s AKG C 414 XLS and XL II Microphones

New Models Feature Nine Selectable Pickup Patterns


Pictured (L-R) at Avatar Studios in NYC are METAlliance co-founders Frank Filipetti, Elliot Scheiner, George Massenburg, Al Schmitt, Phil Ramone, Chuck Ainlay, and Ed Cherney. Photo by Guillaume Chadalliac.

HARMAN’s AKG, manufacturer of highly acclaimed professional-grade microphones, has had its new C 414 XLS and XL II series microphones certified by the Music Engineering and Technical Alliance (METAlliance).

“HARMAN’s AKG is proud to meet certification standards of the METAlliance for our C 414 XLS and XL II microphones, as it reinforces our standards for excellence in on-stage and recording performance,” states Alfred Reinprecht, VP marketing and product development, AKG. “The group itself has proven its expertise in the industry and we look forward to providing artists and engineers the finest quality products that continue more


Iso Directional Inductive Oscillator Technology To Boggle Next Generation Thereminists

ASHEVILLE, NC – APRIL 1, 2011: Introduced in 1928, the Theremin is one of the earliest and most widely known electronic instruments. Played by artists manipulating the pitch and volume of invisible sound waves radiated from a single antenna with their bare hands. Theremin music has distinguished hit records from such diverse artists as The Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Clara Rockmore and Linkin Park.

Today (April 1st), Moog Music designers carrying on the legacy of visionary founder, Robert Moog have announced the first major technical Theremin design advance in over 40 years. The PolyTheremin™ incorporates bleeding edge IsoDirectional Inductive Oscillator Technology, to isolate space around five individual pitch antennas thus enabling each to be played simultaneously (finger-by-finger) without interference from it’s companion antennas. This revolutionary concept breaks the long held belief that the Theremin could more

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New Fishman Website Goes Live


Andover, MA––A total redesign, the new Fishman website goes live today with an array of new media and features designed to provide the best user experience.

According to Tracy Hoeft, head of GURUZ Media and designer for the new site, is designed “so that viewers can find product as quickly as possible with a wider variety of content types such as video, social media like Twitter and Facebook, plus YouTube. It takes full advantage of what can be done online technically.

“We’re also expanding the Fishman Artist section,” Tracy continues, “with a better connection to each one and their social media sites so viewers can learn more about them and why they play Fishman.

“One of the more game-changing aspects of the site is the ‘Fishman-Equipped’ section that will feature all of the different instruments that use Fishman systems. And it will provide Fishman’s OEM more

Covenant Church Life Centre Gets Amped on L-ACOUSTICS


A praise team performs on the AMP room’s new KIVA-KILO house system during a Thursday evening College & Career service

CARROLLTON, Texas — With over 20,000 members spread out between five campuses in northeastern Texas, Covenant Church is a vibrant and growing house of worship network. To help accommodate its growth, the church recently converted a K-12 school at its flagship location in Carrollton into a family-centric new facility known as the Life Centre, which is now home to an L-ACOUSTICS KIVA-KILO loudspeaker system.

The new system went into the Life Centre’s AMP room, a former gymnasium transformed into a modern amphitheatre that hosts children’s church services, youth programs, college and career fellowship events, and many other functions. more

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A Venue receiver screenshot showing the Bounded Squelch feature.

Rio Rancho, NM – April 1, 2011… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is introducing a new feature for their Digital Hybrid Wireless receivers that precisely limits the range of the system without altering transmitter power. The new Bounded Squelch feature is in response to users concerned about leakage of wireless microphone transmissions when several facilities are in close proximity, such as theaters in downtown areas or adjacent TV studios. The traditional method of limiting range by using very low transmitter power is demonstrably a poor solution and has become less and less effective due to rising RF noise floors in urban areas. Furthermore, the continuing deployment of white spaces devices will cause increasing problems with low power transmissions. more

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Company Expands Customer Base with
SonoLiteâ„¢ Professional Grade Foam Panels

FRANKFURT, GERMANY, MARCH 31, 2011 – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, will introduce yet another ground-breaking addition to its line of products at Musikmesse 2011 (Hall 5.1, Stand D43); the new SonoLite™ fabric wrapped Studiofoam®Pro panels, with a price that specifically targets those on limited budgets. The latest entry-level SonoLite fabric wrapped StudiofoamPro panels (which will be on display at the ICM booth—Auralex’s German distributor), now allow the company to expand its customer base by reaching everyday musicians who want to treat a variety of studio spaces.


“Auralex is thrilled to offer this type of product at such an affordable price to both our loyal customers and to those who may be new to Auralex products,� says Eric Smith, founder and president, Auralex Acoustics. “Auralex’s SonoLite is an ideal acoustical absorption panel for the home-based musician. SonoLite is an aesthetic and price point blend of Auralex’s StudiofoamPro and ELiTE™ ProPanels™, combining the look of the ELiTE ProPanel with StudiofoamPro’s cost.�

SonoLite is a 2′ x 2′ x 1″ fabric wrapped StudiofoamPro panel, available in black or beige, with squared edges that provides an overall Noise Coefficient Rating (NRC) of 0.75. This cutting edge product will be offered at a retail price of $24.99 per panel.

About Auralex Acoustics, Inc.Located in Indianapolis, Auralex Acoustics was founded in 1977 with a mission to provide top-performing acoustical treatment products at the best value. Since then, thousands of satisfied Auralex customers have experienced improved acoustics, expert advice and exceptional customer service. Auralex products enjoy widespread use among prominent artists, producers, engineers, corporations, celebrities and government agencies.

Auralex Acoustics has become the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions and continues to enjoy rapid growth through an international network of authorized dealers. Visit the Auralex Web site at Auralex can be reached via email at or by calling 1.800.959.3343.


Westminster Abbey Reinforces Choir With OmniLine Array


Just in time for the Royal Wedding later this month, Westminster Abbey recently commissioned the installation of new speech reinforcement, induction loop and CCTV systems, along with ancillary video, audio and data distribution facilities.

The new systems were designed and specified by Audio & Video Systems Consultants, Michael Hyland & Associates, the project needing to be completed ahead of the thanksgiving service which marked the 450th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth granting a Royal Charter to The Abbey in 1560, not to mention the Royal Wedding.

The upgrade and changeover was implemented so there was no impact whatever on the building’s daily services and various other events for which The Abbey is used. Equally, steps were taken to ensure that the work did not infringe on the many visitors who tour The Abbey daily. Furthermore, given the tight timescale, extensive workshop testing of the system racks was more

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