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TC ELECTRONIC ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO THE TC TOUCHMONITOR AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

Upgraded software for TM7, TM9 software enables dual radar display

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LAS VEGAS, APRIL 14, 2011 – TC Electronic (Booth SU10217), a global leader in digital signal processing and loudness control technologies for the professional audio, broadcast and post production markets, is pleased to announce the new software version 1.11 for its TC TouchMonitor TM7 and TM9 at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The new software adds dual radar display to the LM6 loudness radar meter algorithm for TC’s line of TouchMonitors. Now loudness can look twice as good!

With the optional LM6 algorithm installed, users can load two independent radar meters simultaneously on their TC TouchMonitor TM7 or TM9. This opens up a number of highly valuable configurations. For example, it is possible to let one radar meter display a pre-processing signal while another shows a post-processing more

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RTW ANNOUNCES LOUDNESS UPGRADES FOR THREE PRODUCT LINES

DigitalMonitor 10500X-PLUS, SurroundControl 31900/31960 and SurroundMonitor 11900 Now Come with More Standards-Compliant Loudness Metering Functions

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LAS VEGAS, APRIL 14, 2011-RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices, is proud to announce at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C1739), critical loudness upgrades for its DigitalMonitor 10500X-PLUS, SurroundControl 31900/31960 and SurroundMonitor 11900 lines of products. more

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Neumann and Sennheiser Microphones Help Top Voice-over Artist Randy Thomas Stay at the Top of Her Game

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New York–April 13, 2011: Randy Thomas’ voice is recognized by millions of television viewers each day, as the signature voice of CBS Television Distribution’s Entertainment Tonight, the most-watched entertainment news magazine in the world. Since the beginning, Neumann and Sennheiser microphones have been trusted, foundational building blocks of her sound.

After getting her start as a radio DJ in Detroit in the mid-70s, her career has been built on many ‘firsts.’ In 1993, Thomas was the first woman ever to announce the Motion Picture Academy’s annual Academy Awards broadcast, which she has since reprised for seven return performances.

Thomas was also the first woman to announce the Miss America Pageant, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Democratic National Convention. Other major credits include announcing 11 Tony Awards, six Emmy Award shows and Super Bowl XLI’s Halftime Show, and the more

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DANLEY SOUND LABS HIRES SEASONED A/V INTEGRATOR CHAD EDWARDSON

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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – APRIL 2011: In response to tremendous growth spurred by increased sales of flagship products, such as the SH-50 full-range loudspeaker and TH-212 subwoofer, and new technologies, such as the Jericho Horn and the SM-60, Danley Sound Labs has added Chad Edwardson to its in-house team. Edwardson joins Danley in the capacity of engineering and system design. He will assist clients with product selection and application details, and he will assist the Danley R&D team to create products that offer ideal solutions to real-world challenges.

Edwardson found his way into the industry almost two decades ago via a well-traveled and honorable path. “I was the guy in the band that owned the PA,” he laughed. After honing his knowledge and skills at the head of a successful Michigan-based production company for six years, Edwardson joined Florida’s All Pro Sound. There, he worked in sales and system design more

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RTW UNVEILS NEW TOUCHMONITOR FIRMWARE AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

Version 1.14 Comes With Major Function Enhancements and Optimized Performance

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LAS VEGAS, APRIL 13, 2011 – RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices, is proud to introduce a new firmware, version 1.14, for its TouchMonitor series of audio metering products at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C1739). more

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Discover your Ultimate Guitar Sound with the Tone Manual

Hal Leonard releases the definitive guide to electric guitar tone by Dave Hunter

Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has published the Tone Manual ($24.99) by guitar author Dave Hunter, who takes on arguably the most discussed topic of gear-obsessed guitarists: tone.

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In the Tone Manual, Hunter breaks down the individual components of the electric guitar rig – guitar, amplifier, speakers, cabinets, effects and peripherals – and examines how each piece of equipment contributes to superior or inferior sound. He offers tips on improving and making the most of the gear you’ve already got – all with reference to interviews with name artists and manufacturers.

In addition, the Tone Manual discusses the evolution of the guitarist’s concept of “good toneâ€?. It provides an more

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Sound Devices Serves Up Stellar Audio at Pixel Corps

Production Company Relies On 788T and USBPre 2 to Produce High-Quality Videos and Train Thousands in Video Production
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, APRIL 13, 2011 — With roughly 2,000 members in 40 different countries, Pixel Corps serves as a guild for content creators and trains professionals globally on key aspects of production. In the fast-paced world of video production—from compositing to matchmoving to rotoscoping, Pixel Corps runs the gamut in production and training. A significant portion of the company’s business comes from producing Internet videos for corporations, as well as creating podcasts and voiceovers. In order to accomplish its many projects, Pixel Corps employs Sound Devices® 788T® Multi-Track Digital Audio Recorder and USBPre 2® Microphone Interface for all of the company’s audio needs. more

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TC ELECTRONIC SHOWCASES LM2 LOUDNESS AND TRUE PEAK LEVEL METER AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

New Loudness Meter Conforms To the Latest American, Japanese and European Broadcast Standards

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LAS VEGAS, APRIL 13, 2011 – TC Electronic (Booth SU10217), a global leader in digital signal processing and loudness control technologies for the professional audio, broadcast and post-production markets, is pleased to exhibit at the 2011 NAB Show its LM2 loudness and true peak level meter. Launched at IBC 2010, the LM2 displays EBU R128 and ATSC A/85 compliant loudness numbers as well as true-peak level connections to Mac or PC computers to achieve full real-time radar picture.

TC Electronic is already at the forefront of loudness metering for the broadcast industry. For decades, TC has been responsible for some of the most reliable tools available for those needing to measure, correct and convert audio for a variety of broadcast applications. With LM2, TC Electronic is not only delivering the tools for next generation metering, more

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L-ACOUSTICS Stars in Upcoming George Clooney Film, The Ides of March

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Loud & Clear’s Bill Deavers at Miami University’s Hall Auditorium, the setting for The Ides of March‘s debate scene

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Celebrated actor and director George Clooney recently spent several months in Ohio and Michigan shooting scenes for The Ides of March, a new film scheduled to premiere later this year. Both starring and directed by Clooney, The Ides of March is based on Beau Willimon’s play, Farragut North, about a governor campaigning in the presidential primaries.

Bill Deavers of Cincinnati-based Loud & Clear, Inc. was hired by the film’s production team to serve as a political consultant and provide sound reinforcement for the pivotal Democratic debate scene, which was filmed in early March at Miami University’s Hall Auditorium in Oxford, Ohio. As he had done for many “real” presidents and presidential contenders in the past, Deavers chose to specify an L-ACOUSTICS system for the event. more

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New Sennheiser MKH 8060 and MKH 8070 Shotgun Microphones Take Center Court with Veteran Network Mixer Jonathan Freed

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New York–April 12, 2011: Jonathan Freed is a freelance, Emmy Award winning network mixer who has been in the audio industry almost 40 years. In his current role as a senior audio engineer for the NBA, his team is responsible for setting up and executing the live broadcast mix for major network basketball games, while ensuring that broadcast microphones both on and off the court are picking up every nuance of audio to support the camera angles for the live feed.

Throughout his entire career — including 17 years as a musician and recording studio owner — Freed has appreciated Sennheiser microphones for their clarity and accurate sonic representation. To capture sounds on the court, he has continually relied on the Sennheiser MKH 70 and MKH 416 shotgun mics as his ‘cornerstones.’ Recently, Freed was given an opportunity to try Sennheiser’s more

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