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UNIVERSITY OF WALES, NEWPORT INSTALLS SOLID STATE LOGIC AWS 948 IN NEW FACILITY

Console Used for Educational and Commercial Applications

NEWPORT, WALES, UK – The University of Wales, Newport has installed a Solid State Logic AWS 948 in the recently completed City Center Campus’ recording facility. As the centerpiece of Studio 1, the AWS 948 is used for the Creative Sound and Music BA as well as the Creative Music Practice MA/MFA degree programs. The AWS 948, used in conjunction with Alpha-Link and Delta-Link modules, and a fully-loaded X- Rack, delivers the added capacity needed for the educational mission, while keeping within space and budget constraints. The console also draws commercial clients to the facility.

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STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDIO INSTALLS API VISION

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PITTSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 2011: Pittsboro, North Carolina-After several years of careful studio design and construction, Manifold Recording is the newest owner of a 64-channel API Vision console. The studio, which is situated on sixteen acres of trees, meadows, ponds and gardens, will “honor music and artistry” while using state-of-the-art technology to capture musical creations.

“API makes gear that makes people passionate about recording and producing music,” said Michael Tiemann, who co-owns Manifold Recording with his wife, Amy Tiemann. “There is an energy one feels when seeing their trademarked knobs and knowing their potential to deliver. API has never sacrificed quality in the pursuit of the latest fad or fashion, but rather they have built new products, like the Vision console, on the rock-solid foundation of proven designs.”

Construction of Manifold Recording began in early 2008, but renowned studio designer and acoustician Wes Lachot began working on more

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WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCES TRUELINE V5M and V5M-P ULTRA-COMPACT FILL / MONITOR SYSTEMS

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The new WorxAudio TrueLine V5M / V5M-P ultra-compact fill / monitor system.

Greensboro, NC – May 2011… WorxAudio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the pro touring and install markets, is pleased to introduce the new TrueLine V5M (non-powered) and V5M-P (powered) ultra-compact fill / monitor systems. These high performance loudspeaker systems are a world-class choice for both speech and music reproduction and, with their compact form factors, are ideally suited for use in front fill, near fill, under-balcony, and choir monitor applications. more

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Hartley & Mary Peavey Deliver Commencement Addresses at Mississippi State University

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Hartley and Mary Peavey encouraged the nearly 2,400 spring graduates of their shared alma mater to live with passion and give back during separate commencement addresses on April 29 and 30.

“Success is not about money, it’s feeling good about what you do,” said Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics Corporation, to Mississippi State University’s class of 2011 graduates.

“The truth about entrepreneurs is that we have to approach every day with enthusiasm, a willingness to learn from mistakes and the desire to innovate, and trust that those traits will guide us to success. My only advice to you is never quit.� more

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Starlite Productions Hosts Yamaha and NEXO Demos

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Starlite Productions, in Moorestown, New Jersey will host Yamaha and NEXO demonstrations featuring the NEXO S12 line array, PS15 speakers, the new 45 N-12 line monitors, and Yamaha Installation Series speakers. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 24 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and feature presenters from Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.

The Yamaha Commercial Audio Rolling Showroom housing all the latest in Yamaha digital products will be making an appearance at the event.

Starlite Productions is located at 9 Whittendale Drive, Moorestown. For information, telephone 856-489-9000.

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Audiopole Specifies HARMAN’s Studer Routing Matrix For Improved Workflow, As Arte Upgrades To HD

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STRASBOURG, France – Arte, the French/German TV network, has upgraded the facilities at its Strasbourg HQ with a major HARMAN Studer routing solution, supplied by Audiopole, Studer’s French distributors.

The network’s channel requirements are substantial because, since Arte is an international joint venture, programs cater technically for audiences from both countries. This requires double titling, opposite language subtitling or dubbing, with hosts speaking both languages alternately and generally two separate stereo feeds (available through DVB-T, satellite television and digital cable).

Arte began transmission in 1992 as a multi cultural European channel and is now broadcasting 24/7 to France, Germany and the rest of Europe. Audiopole’s Jean-Philippe Blanchard has supported the station’s news and production studios with product since the sale of two Studer Vista 6 consoles a couple of years ago.

When Arte decided 12 months ago to more

HARMAN’s Mexico-Based Manufacturing Facility Awarded “GREAT PLACE TO WORK� Certification, By The Great Place To Work® Institute, Inc.

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TIJUANA, Mexico – HARMAN’s manufacturing facility, in Tijuana, Mexico was certified as one of Mexico’s Top 100 Great Places to Work. HARMAN representatives were on hand in Mexico City to accept the certificate on behalf of the facility during a celebration honoring each of the top 100 companies.

“Our HARMAN Tijuana team has worked intensely to be certified by the Great Place to Work institute of Mexico. We are proud of being selected as one of the best 100 companies to work for in Mexico. This recognition marks our new base line; from this point on, our continuous improvement process must take us to further improve the quality of our workplace, and at the same time, improve the results of our business,â€? stated Rafael Villalobos, director of manufacturing – loudspeakers.

HARMAN’s product development process allows for the design more

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Sennheiser’s MK4 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Hits Sweet Spot with Nashville-Based Producer Rogers Masson

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Nashville, TN – May 16, 2011: Audio manufacturer Sennheiser launched its first side address, large diaphragm condenser microphone during the NAMM show last January. The microphone, which is manufactured in Germany and suitable for a wide range of recording and broadcast applications, was widely praised for its versatility, workmanship and pricepoint, which is just $299 street.

Recently, Rogers Masson — a Nashville-based producer / mixer / engineer — used the Sennheiser MK4 while recording a publishing demo for Josh Brown, lead singer of Grammy nominated rock band Day of Fire. Masson, who does mixing and overdub work out of his home studio dubbed the Rog Mahal, works within a wide spectrum of musical genres and has worked with everyone from The Mavericks to Marilyn Manson. For his recordings, Masson relies on an agile, DAW-based system and uses his new MK4 to more

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SYMETRIX INTRODUCES POWERFUL, COST-EFFECTIVE SYMNET SOLUS STANDALONE OPEN ARCHITECTURE DSP

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 2011: From Symetrix, engineers of the infinitely flexible and expandable SymNet 8×8 DSP and the ‘zero-learning-curve’ Jupiter processors, comes Solus, which couples the most powerful open-architecture SymNet processing to date with cost-saving fixed input/output counts for small to mid-size installations. With the easy-to-use SymNet Designer software, integrators can either use or modify the dozens of existing Solus templates or build entirely new designs from scratch. Currently, there are two Solus hardware units that differ only in their input and output counts. Solus 4 has four mic/line (+phantom) inputs and four outputs, whereas Solus 8 has eight mic/line (+phantom) inputs and eight outputs. Unlike other members of the SymNet family, the Solus processors forego input/output expansion in favor of reduced cost.

The Solus 4 and Solus 8 share the same rich set of communications and interface possibilities. Each boasts Ethernet, ARC port, RS-232 port, two control more

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Rhino Remasters Ramones Vinyl at Bernie Grundman’s

Analog Master Tapes Used for Albums from the Seventies & Eighties

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Pictured in the disc cutting studio at Bernie Grundman Mastering are (L-R) Charles Benson of Rhino Records and mastering engineer Chris Bellman. Photo by David Goggin.

Rhino Records has booked the cutting room at Bernie Grundman Mastering for the vinyl reissue of classic Ramones albums from the late 70s and early 80s. Included in the first series are “Ramones” (1976), “Leave Home” (1977), “Rocket to Russia” (1977), and “Road to Ruin” (1978). Release date is July 19, 2011.

Rhino Records’ Asset/Media Supervisor Charles Benson joined mastering engineer Chris Bellman in the disc cutting studio to cut lacquers from the original 1/4″ analog Dolby stereo masters. Songs to be reissued include “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “Beat on the Brat,” “Pinhead,” “I Wanna Sniff Glue,” and more

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