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Soundsnap Adds New Library of Professional Sound Effects for Media and Entertainment Production

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With over 700,000 users, Soundsnap is the largest membership-based professional sound effects and music loops library in the world.

Do you remember the sound of a bumblebee taking off and flying by on a warm summer day? Now you can hear it again and own it at Soundsnap.com. Providing media and entertainment professionals with Hollywood-quality audio for films, games and broadcast projects, Soundsnap announced today the immediate availability of its new collection of royalty-free sound effects from renowned sound editor, Coll Anderson (“Trees Lounge,” “The Fog of War,” etc). This collection of 5,800 sound effects includes processed sound design drones, various guns, insects, Amazon ambiances, rare muscle cars, “deathâ€? cars, and extensive Foley recordings.

“Coll is one of the most sought-after sound editors in the industry,� said Soundsnap founder, more

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KRK DEBUTS ROKIT RP10-3 FULL RANGE STUDIO MONITOR AT MUSIKMESSE 2011

Three-Way Mid-Field Delivers Professional Performance in a Cost-Effective System

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – KRK Systems, a member of the Stanton Group of companies and a leading provider of accurate and reliable monitors and control room solutions, is pleased to introduce the new ROKIT RP10-3 Mid-field Three-Way Monitor System at Musikmesse 2011 (Hall 6, Stand C52). Designed to deliver full range professional performance in a mid-field monitor package, the ROKIT RP10-3 breaks both performance and price barriers to give commercial and private studios the creative edge for critical listening environments. The integrated low frequency driver and cabinet design deliver true bass response down to 35Hz to yield an enhanced low end experience not found with other mid-field monitors. The ROKIT RP10-3 also offers a unique rotatable tweeter/midrange speaker mount plate that ensures accurate acoustic alignment for vertical and horizontal installation, making it at home in any studio.

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Sound Devices Introduces the CL-WIFI For the 788T Digital Recorder at the 2011 NAB Show

iOS Software App to Allow iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to Control a Connected 788T

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 5, 2011—Sound Devices will introduce the latest hardware accessory for its best-selling 788T Digital Recorders, the new CL-WIFI, at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C2946). The CL-WIFI allows users to control the already powerful 788T from anywhere on set. more

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Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems to Launch Dugan-MY16 at NAB Exhibition

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. and Dan Dugan Sound Design announce the launch of the Dugan-MY16 card for current model Yamaha digital mixers and processors including Yamaha 01V96, DM1000, 02R96, DM2000, M7CL, LS9, DSP5D, PM5D, and DME24/64N. Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems will be the sole distributor for the card, which will be available to customers within North America. The Dugan-MY16 card will make its official debut during the NAB Exhibition at Yamaha Booth C1325 and Dan Dugan Sound Design, Booth C1623.

Dan Dugan Sound Design automatic mic mixing products eliminate cueing errors, reduce feedback and ambient noise pickup, allow for smooth transitions between talkers, provide consistent system gain no matter how many mics are open, have the ability of handling up to 64 live microphones, and can be remotely controlled.

An ideal solution for live for broadcast, corporate A/V, houses or worship and other sound reinforcement more

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Stanton Launches Innovative SCS.4DJ Fully Integrated DJ Mixstation At Musikmesse 2011

Complete DJ System with Built-In Computer, Software and Controller

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY, APRIL 5, 2011 – Stanton Magnetics, a member of the Stanton Group of companies and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for DJs, will be introducing the Stanton Control System 4DJ (SCS.4DJ) Fully Integrated Digital DJ MixStation at Musikmesse 2011 (Hall 5.1, Stand D98).

Immediately upon seeing it in action, it is very apparent something is missing: the laptop! Taking a fresh design approach – the SCS.4DJ was designed with a powerful internal processor that makes fully standalone operation a reality. All users have to do is add their own music and they’ll be ready to go.

“With the SCS.4DJ, we developed one integrated product that contains all three of the key components you need to DJ-software, computer and controller-all in one system for an unprecedented user more

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OverTone Over the Top with Yamaha LS9 Digital Audio Console

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—OverTone is a group of seven young a’cappella performers hailing from South Africa. Their recent success includes nine songs performed for the Oscar-nominated film Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood, who with his wife discovered the band on a trip to South Africa. They have performed as guest artists for the GRAMMY®-winning One Republic and have toured with Platinum selling artist Corrine Bailey Rae, to name a few.

OverTone just finished up a two-month stint at The Wynn Las Vegas. James ‘Jimbo’ Oneal, independent front of house engineer was hired by Rhino Sound in Las Vegas to man a Yamaha LS9-16, owned by The Wynn and purchased specifically for the OverTone shows. The band played 15 short performances per day, six days a week in various locations throughout the resort.

“We were moving from location to location within the resort complex so the fact that the more

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Deep Purple Keyboardist Don Airey to Perform Live at HARMAN Stand at Prolight & Sound

Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey will be appearing at the HARMAN stand at the Prolight & Sound show in Frankfurt on Thursday, April 7. Airey will perform live through a HARMAN audio system at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM

A member of Deep Purple since 2001, Airey has almost 200 album credits to his name and has been associated with acts as talented and diverse as Cozy Powell’s Hammer, Colosseum II, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Jethro Tull and Electric Light Orchestra.

“We’re thrilled to have Don appear at the HARMAN stand at this year’s Prolight & Sound show,� says Keith Watson, Marketing Director, Soundcraft Studer. “We invite everyone to see Don perform and to check out the latest digital console offerings from Soundcraft!�

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and more

Integrated Media Technologies Offers EMC Isilon Scale-out NAS for Big Data

Leading Storage and IT Integrator Provides Intelligent Solutions

Leading systems integrator for digital media and information technology, Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. (IMT) today announced it is offering EMC Isilon(r) scale-out NAS to better serve the burgeoning digital media and entertainment marketplace.

Scalability and simplicity of storage design has become an essential element in the production of highly technical feature films which incorporate advanced CGI, 3D animation and stereography.

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“IMT is an expert in every aspect of media workflow,” said Leonard Iventosch, vice president of channel and OEM, Isilon. “We’ve already collaborated on a number of large installations and in production studio environments, pre or post, IMT’s expertise from software to network to data center infrastructure helps set best practices for the industry.”

With Isilon, IMT can enable visual effects laden film and television productions more

Lab X Technologies Partners With UMAN, Offering High-Channel IEEE 802.1 AVB Capabilities Worldwide

Combining efforts to develop an Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (AVB) platform, Lab X Technologies has teamed with software think tank UMAN to couple each company’s respective hardware and software to provide manufacturers of AV devices an easy and cost-effective solution in the emerging AVB market. The technical solution will merge Lab X FPGA-based AVB IP Solutions and the Düsseldorf, Germany-based UMAN’s Universal Network Operating System (UNOS).

This combination of the two technologies will deliver features to support the entire spectrum of IEEE AVB 802.1 standards, with streaming capabilities of more than 400×400 audio channels per device, with sub-sample accurate network-wide coherency.

“Lab X is pleased to begin work with UMAN to develop a collaborative standard for AVB as demand for the technology continues to grow, not only in the professional A/V market, but the in-home consumer markets as well,� said Lee Minich, president, Lab X Technologies. “Over time, more

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HARMAN’s Hardwire® SP-7 Stereo Phaser Effects Pedal for Guitarists Now Shipping

HARMAN’s HardWire, a leading manufacturer of guitar pedals, is now shipping its SP-7 Stereo Phaser effects pedal. The SP-7 is a versatile effects pedal that offers seven phaser types based on popular new and vintage designs, including two-stage, four-stage, modern, boutique, 10-stage, envelope, and dynamic phaser pedals.

The new SP-7 features controls for speed, depth, modify, and phaser type, as well as an indicator LED and tap-tempo switch for setting the phaser’s effects modulation speed during a live performance.

The SP-7 also includes HardWire’s trademark extreme-performance features like true bypass and high-voltage power supply rails. It also offers true stereo inputs and outputs, allowing for stereo or mono connectivity and dramatic spatial phasing effects.

“With the introduction of the SP-7 we are continuing to expand the HardWire line of pedals to provide guitarists with the most comprehensive set of effects available anywhere. The SP-7 Stereo Phaser offers more

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