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API’s Dan Zimbelman (left) with Ansata’s Leslie Lean at Palme India. © 2011 Photo Courtesy of Pro Audio Asia Magazine

JESSUP, MARYLAND – JULY 2011: Continuing its expansion into the Indian market, Automated Processes, Inc. (API) has recently signed Ansata Computer Systems Private Limited as its sole product distributor in the region. Ansata, which was founded in 1989, engages the market with excellent product positioning and pricing, and will now work to fulfill the increasing demand for API modules and consoles in the area.

“API has a very strong reputation in the professional audio industry for its quality of products,” said Dipanshu Mitra, product specialist at Ansata, “and our association with API brings a lot of credibility to the expertise of our team. We can now look to API when customers require customizable analog audio more

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MONTRÉAL, CANADA – JULY 2011: Solutions Audio Video is a Montréal-based company that specializes in both home theater systems and background music systems for commercial facilities. Among its clients are all the Canadian Future Shop and Best Buy retail stores, which currently number over two hundred and growing. Jettisoning a client-provided processor, which had proven to be unreliable, Solutions Audio Video is installing Symetrix Jupiter processors in all renovated and new locations. Its rock-solid reliability, ease of installation, and competitive price make the Jupiter an ideal choice for retail settings.

“We kept going out for service calls on the client-supplied processors,” said Serge Mayer, president of Solutions Audio Video. “They were simply freezing up. We have a great relationship with the Symetrix distributor in Montréal, and the new Jupiter “zero learning curve” digital signal processors seemed like an excellent replacement. It’s more

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METAlliance Certifies Sanken CO-100K Microphone

World’s First 100kHz Mic Designed for Hi-Res Recording


Pictured is the CO-100K from Sanken Microphones.

Sanken Microphones’ CO-100K microphone has been certified by the Music Engineering and Technology Alliance (METAlliance). The CO-100K super wide-range omni-directional microphone is the world’s first 100kHz microphone designed specifically for professional hi-resolution recording.

“The C100 is one of those rare microphones that instantly impressed me because it’s unlike anything else I’ve ever heard,” remarked METAlliance co-found Chuck Ainlay. “It’s neutrality is stunning as though there is nothing between the instrument and my ears.”
Applications include the recording of music with a wide dynamic range, especially acoustic instruments, as well as capturing a new world of detail in the recording of sound effects. It’s compact size and unobtrusive appearance also makes it ideal for orchestral and other live more

Gustavo Farias Masters Juan Gabriel with Paul Grundman at Bernie’s

Latin Superstar Celebrates 40 Years of Music & 90 Million Records

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Pictured at Bernie Grundman Mastering are (L-R) recording engineer Dan Moore, assistant engineer Arturo Martinez-Caceres, producer Gustavo Farias, and mastering engineer Paul Grundman. Photo by David Goggin.

Producer Gustavo Farias has mastered the 40th Anniversary album of Latin superstar Juan Gabriel with engineer Paul Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. As one of the most famous living representatives of Mexican ranchera, ballad, mariachi and pop music, Gabriel has sold over 90 Million records in his 40-year career.

“There are a lot of surprises here for Juan’s fans — different styles, different rhythms,” commented producer Gustavo Farias, who has also helmed hit projects with such artists as Rocio Durcal, Akwid and Melissa Etheridge. “His writing and performance is very mature, yet very inventive, more

Kid Rock Flies the Flag and K1 on Born Free Tour


Kid Rock performing during the Red Sky Music Festival at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on July 20, 2011

Sound Image carrying L-ACOUSTICS’ flagship loudspeaker system on current shed tour with special guest Sheryl Crow

ESCONDIDO, California — Following a three-month North American arena tour earlier this year, Kid Rock is now out on his second US sweep in support of his latest album, Born Free. Joined by Sheryl Crow for most of the dates, which run into September, Rock and his entourage are also touring with another stellar performer: L-ACOUSTICS’ K1 stadium line source system. more

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Abbott Mixes X Factor on Yamaha DM2000


BUENA PARK, Calif.—The X Factor will make its U.S. debut on FOX September 21. The Simon Cowell-created show will be in a search across America to find the next global superstar or group who will ultimately win a $5 million dollar Sony Music recording deal. Michael Abbott, owner of All Ears, Inc. has chosen a Yamaha DM2000 for the broadcast mix of the audition phase of the production taped in Los Angeles, Dallas, Newark, New Jersey, Miami, and Seattle. Sweetwater Video/NEP provided the audio/video facilities.

“The Yamaha DM2000 was chosen because The X Factor project required an audio console with a small physical footprint but with a large amount of audio I/O,� states Abbott. “We used six MADI slot cards that were fed into a Euphonix Studio Hub, then routed out to nine MADI streams, and converted to AES via RME MADI/AES converters.�

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