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AES London 2011 Heyser Lecture by MP3/MPEG Pioneer Karlheinz Brandenburg

LONDON: The 130th AES Convention will be highlighted by a Richard C. Heyser Lecture Series presentation by Karlheinz Brandenburg. A driving force behind such innovative digital audio technology as mp3 and MPEG audio standards, Mr. Brandenburg’s lecture is entitled, “How to Provide High Quality Audio Everywhere: The mp3 Story And More…” The presentation will be held Saturday, May 14, 18:30 – 20:00, at the Novotel London West Convention Center.

Once upon a time professional audio was challenged by the need to transmit high quality audio over phone lines. Psychoacoustics experts and signal processing researchers eventually solved the equation. mp3 and other audio Codec’s were developed to enable seamless transport of audio over thin lines. However, the mp3 story did not end there. The Internet was transforming from a text-based medium into a major carrier for sound of all kinds, including music. This issue introduced new dangers for audio quality. more

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GUITAR CENTER, THE NATION’S LARGEST INSTRUMENT RETAILER, OPENS NEW SUPERSTORE IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA

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— Company opens its third store in 2011 with special savings and live music events —

— Omaha’s Guitar Center Studios features on-site rehearsals, lessons and guitar repair services —

On April 14, 2011, Guitar Center opened a new retail location at 3115 Oak View Drive in Omaha, Nebraska. Guitar Center Omaha features extensive showrooms with the latest products for the musician, from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards to pro-audio and recording equipment. The 18,000-square-foot superstore’s opening brought unprecedented product selection and opportunities to musicians in the area, along with the unparalleled knowledge and experience of its dedicated staff. Guitar Center Omaha also features Guitar Center Studios, the retailer’s cutting-edge embedded lesson and rehearsal facility. To celebrate the opening, Guitar Center kicked off its Grand Opening Weekend Thursday night with a performance from local funk nine-piece Satchel Grande, in addition to offering more

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PRG Takes KARA Out for a Spin on Wheel of Fortune in New Orleans

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Wheel of Fortune taping on location in New Orleans

L-ACOUSTICS enclosures also used for Orlando taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show

NEW ORLEANS — Production Resource Group’s (PRG) Los Angeles office reports that it recently deployed an L-ACOUSTICS KARA System for a location taping of the popular television game show Wheel of Fortune in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Over the course of three days in mid-April, Wheel of Fortune taped 15 episodes — enough for three weeks of broadcasts — before an audience of nearly 3,000 people in Hall J of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. more

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