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Sennheiser MKH 8050 Helps Deliver Transparent Sound to Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall

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Winnipeg – May 31, 2011 – For over four decades The Centennial Concert Hall — part of the Manitoba Centennial Center, the region’s most prestigious hub for performing arts science and culture — has served as home to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Opera and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Considered the region’s crown jewel of performance spaces, the hall also hosts a wide variety of artists, dance companies and musicians from all over the globe. Recently, the 253,014 square-foot venue was outfitted with a new audio system and a full complement of Sennheiser microphones to improve the overall listener experience. The system featured 18 Sennheiser MKH8050 super cardioid microphones, which were chosen for their transparency and ability to capture the natural acoustics of the performance space.

The Centennial Concert Hall’s new audio system is comprised of a proprietary technology that more

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FOO FIGHTERS’ WASTING LIGHT RECORDED AND MIXED ENTIRELY ON AN API 1608

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – MAY 2011: Proof that analog audio is a powerful force in the digital age, the Foo Fighters’ recent analog effort, Wasting Light, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart last month. The album, which moved more than 235,000 copies in its first week, was recorded and mixed completely on a 32-channel API 1608 console in frontman Dave Grohl’s untreated garage and spare room. Although many consoles would have fit Grohl’s spacing and input requirements, the API 1608 and its sixteen-channel expander stood out as the perfect mix of uncompromising professionalism, flexible topology and functional size.

“The API sound is great for rock,” said Wasting Light producer Butch Vig. “It’s not subtle and it’s not soft. When you turn the gain up on an EQ, you can really hear it. It’s musical. We drove the 1608 more

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SYMETRIX APPOINTS HOCK THANG TO NEWLY CREATED POSITION OF TECHNICAL SALES ENGINEER FOR ASIA

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SINGAPORE – MAY 2011: In response to unprecedented sales growth throughout both the established and the burgeoning Asian countries, Symetrix announces the formation of a new position, Technical Sales Engineer for Asia, and announces the appointment of Singapore-based Hock Thang to the position. Thang possesses a deep understanding of the Symetrix product line from his prior experience as a technical sales associate in the region, and he will employ that knowledge to assist Asian Symetrix customers with their technical questions both pre- and post-sale.

“Hiring Hock to this newly created position represents a big step forward for Symetrix in Asia,” said Paul Roberts, vice president of sales and marketing at Symetrix. “It’s clear that our Asian distributors are making substantial contributions to Symetrix’ growth, and we want to support their present and future efforts by creating this dedicated technical sales position for the region. We’re especially excited that Hock more

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MOJAVE AUDIO SPONSORS VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP AT MUSICIANS INSTITUTE

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Dusty Wakeman, President of Mojave Audio; Beth Marlis, Vice President of Industry and Community Relations at Musicians Institute; and Jon Claydon, Director of Vocal Programs for Musicians Institute.

Los Angeles, CA… Mojave Audio, a leading manufacturer of world-class microphones for the recording professional, is pleased to announce the formation of the Mojave Audio Vocal Scholarship. The new scholarship program will be awarded in Fall 2011 to students (US or non-US citizens) enrolling in Musicians Institute’s Associate of Arts in Performance (Vocal) program who demonstrate outstanding vocal skills in any genre. more

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Peavey IPR 3000 Power Amplifier Brings Revolutionary High Power & Light Weight

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Peavey Electronics® proudly announces the immediate availability of the revolutionary Peavey IPR™ 3000 power amplifier. The IPR 3000 utilizes an advanced technology that increases output power, reliability and thermal efficiency while yielding the highest audio resolution possible with dramatically light weight.

Designed with a new advanced switch-mode power supply and a high-speed class D topology, the Peavey IPR 3000 power amplifier provides 1,490 watts RMS per channel @ 2 ohms (840 watts RMS x2 @ 4 ohms) with a weight of just 7.9 lbs. The highly anticipated release of the Peavey IPR 3000 follows the IPR 1600, the award-winning power amplifier that earned rave reviews from pro audio media and turned the industry on its ear. more

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HARMAN’s Crown Audio Extends Industry Leading Warranty Coverage for its I-Tech HD, CTs and Macro-Tech i Amplifiers

ELKHART, Indiana — In a move that reaffirms its commitment to product reliability and customer satisfaction, HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced that it is extending its industry leading warranty on I-Tech HD Series, CTs Series and Macro-Tech i Series amplifiers from three years to five years, effective May 1, 2011.

The new 5-year warranty applies to Crown I-Tech HD Series, CTs Series and Macro-Tech i Series amplifiers purchased on or after May 1, 2011. The “no-fault� warranty covers repairs that may occur during normal usage as well as from accidental damage. The warranty is transferrable from the original owner. Crown will cover shipping costs both ways, from the customer to the factory and back.

“Crown has always prided itself on building the most reliable and durable amplifiers available,� said Marc Kellom, director of marketing for Crown. “Now, we are furthering our commitment to our customers with the industry’s more

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HARMAN’s Lexicon® PCM Native Reverb Bundle is the Plug-In of Choice for Matt Knobel

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Setai Recording Studio isn’t your average facility. It’s located in the penthouse of the Setai Hotel in South Beach, Florida. Matt Knobel is the Director of Operations and Chief Engineer for Setai Recording Studio. Knobel started his recording career working for some of the top facilities in New York and he went on to tour with Billy Joel as a keyboard technician, and joined major jingle production company JSM Music.

Then came a life-changing request to set up a Pro Tools system for Lenny Kravitz. What started out as a four-day job grew into a fourteen-year friendship and Knobel’s current position as head of Setai Recording Studio. Knobel has worked with artists including Kravitz, Mary J. Blige, Ricky Martin, Sheryl Crow, Busta Rhymes, Elton John, Chaka Khan and more

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HARMAN Lexicon PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle Now Available for Digital Download

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – HARMAN Lexicon today announced it is now shipping its PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle. Bringing the sounds of its PCM96 Stereo Reverb/Effects Processor to more users than ever before, the software package makes all the effects processing of Lexicon’s acclaimed PCM96 available as a plug-in that adds a wealth of effects to a user’s DAW that are not available anywhere else.

The PC- and Macintosh®-compatible PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle is designed to work with popular DAWs like Pro Tools® and Logic®, as well as with any other VST, Audio Unit or RTAS-compatible host.

The PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle incorporates all the capabilities of the PCM96 hardware unit including:

• Dual Delay
• Random Delay
• Chorus/Flange
• Resonant Chords
• Pitch Shift
• Multivoice Pitch Shift
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Clair Systems And HARMAN JBL Loudspeakers Bring Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Hall Into Class Of Its Own

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Clair Brothers recently installed an extensive HARMAN audio system at the Goodhart Hall at Bryn Mawr College.

NORTHRIDGE, California – Illustrating the power and configurability of HARMAN JBL Professional loudspeakers, the newly renovated and expanded Goodhart Hall at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania now has a multifaceted new sound system that complements the hall’s multi-use theater space, courtesy of Clair Brothers Audio Systems, Inc.

As part of an extensive renovation, a new JBL sound system was also added. Designed with Saben Shawhan of Metropolitan Acoustics and installed by Clair Systems, the system meets the very specific needs of Goodhart Hall. The venue’s stage is used for theatrical applications like theater and dance, classical music recitals, pop music concerts, civic engagement activities such as debates and lectures, and even commencement ceremonies, so the PA system had more

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Steve Miller Band Tours with L-ACOUSTICS KUDO and KARA

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MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — Whether you call him the Space Cowboy, Gangster of Love or simply Maurice, one thing you can’t call Steve Miller is unproductive. After two dozen albums and more than 40 years of performing live, the highly prolific musician returned to the road for two weeks in late-April, along with special guest Gregg Allman, to do a string of US concert dates promoting his brand new record, Let Your Hair Down.

Although Steve Miller Band (SMB) often performs with a V-DOSC system, the SMB production crew and Milwaukee-based Clearwing Productions chose to carry an L-ACOUSTICS KUDO-KARA system out for this tour leg’s ten shows. more

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