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AES Pre-Convention Splash As Oral History Project Hits Facebook, Twitter & YouTube

50 X 50 Campaign Breaks 9.4.11 With Audio Luminary DVD Highlight Clips

NEW YORK: Penetrating, insightful, illuminating and entertaining, the on-going AES DVD Oral History Project is dedicated to preserving the genius of iconic audio pioneers in their own words. In conjunction with the upcoming 131st AES Convention set for Oct. 20 – 23rd at NY’s Javits Center, Committee Chair Jim Anderson developed a fast-paced series of YouTube clips and rousing video promo videos to highlight the series.

Beginning 9.4.11, one video per day will automatically be delivered to the phones of the subscribers. The promos will also be posted on YouTube and Facebook and Twitter. The campaign will wrap on October 23rd, 2011, the last day of the 131st Convention.

In addition giving Convention attendees and all pro audio enthusiasts a ‘taste’ of the DVDs, Anderson created 17 masterful 1950′s – style movie more

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pigFACTORY Music Signs Keep On Kicking Music; Catalog, Famed for Classic Roots Reggae Songs, Includes Iconic Tune “Pass the Dutchie”

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Los Angeles, CA, August 31, 2011 — Independent music publishing company pigFACTORY Music, whose roster includes recordings and songs recorded by artists such as Jordin Sparks, Def Leppard, Iggy Pop, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, has just signed the Keep On Kicking Music catalog to its roster. The announcement was made today by Keatly Haldeman, CEO, pigFACTORY Music.

Most famous for the iconic song “Pass The Dutchie,� Keep On Kicking Music is one of the world’s foremost roots reggae catalogues, with legendary songs recorded by artists such as Musical Youth, Toots & The Maytals, The Mighty Diamonds, Shaggy, UB40 and Simply Red. Songs from the catalog have been sampled by major artists including Black Eyed Peas, Missy Elliot, Cee Lo, Young MC, Chingy and Wyclef Jean.

Said Haldeman, “We are so excited to be working with more

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SYMETRIX ARC-WEB TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS THE SOUND SYSTEM AT ST. JOAN OF ARC’S CATHOLIC CHURCH TO BE CONTROLLED FROM THE PULPIT ON AN ANDROID

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BLYTHE, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 2011: Just paces from the Arizona border in Blythe, California, St. Joan of Arc is not your average Catholic church. Father Henri Licznerski stays ahead of the technological curve, as evidenced by the church’s video system with three screens, several pan/tilt/zoom remote control cameras, and a digital video recording system. The recent addition of several hot condenser mics for the choir with accompanying monitors left the church exposed to a substantial feedback risk, and its multiple mixer locations invited busy fingers – however well-intentioned – to really mess things up. Licznerski called on San Bernardino’s Enko Systems, Inc. to provide a solution. In keeping with St. Joan of Arc’s embrace of technology, Enko’s Dave Chitty installed two Symetrix Jupiter 12 app-based processors and provided control from Licznerski’s Android smartphone via Symetrix’ ground-breaking ARC-WEB technology.

“They previously had no auto mixing at all,” said Chitty. “And more

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FROM VINCE GILL TO SLAYER: METRIC HALO ULN-8 AND SPECTRAFOO GUARANTEES THAT EVERY SEAT IN THE HOUSE IS A GREAT SEAT!

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During the recent Rob Zombie/Slayer tour, system engineer, Andrew Dowling used Metric Halo’s SpectraFoo to tune the PA.

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – AUGUST 2011: Andrew Dowling is charged with an impressive task: make a FOH mix translate to every seat in any random venue. He frequently works for twenty-time Grammy winner and country legend Vince Gill, but Dowling applies his in-demand skills for bands from radically divergent genres as well. For instance, he will be traveling with metal icons Rob Zombie and Slayer on a twelve-stop tour that mix festival PA systems with a hand-picked Adamson system for headlining shows. To get signals in reliably and to analyze them powerfully, Dowling calls on a Metric Halo ULN-8 interface paired with Metric Halo’s SpectraFoo Complete analysis software.

Dowling originally became acquainted with Metric Halo through a more

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Earthworks Audio Teams Up With Alto Music to Give Away an SR40V

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August 30, 2011 Milford, NH ― Earthworks Audio has teamed up with Alto Music to give away its newest microphone, the SR40V High Definition Vocal Microphone™ worth $1499, to one lucky winner in September.

Engineered for use on stage or in the studio, the hand-tuned and tested Earthworks SR40V allows you to capture and reproduce your vocals with unmatched clarity and depth. With a frequency response of 30Hz to 40kHz, an extremely fast impulse response and a very short diaphragm settling time you will hear subtle details that conventional vocal microphones miss.

Alto Music, one of Earthworks’ premier dealers in New York, will host the giveaway on their Facebook page. Enter at: www.facebook.com/altomusic. The contest runs from September 1 – 30, 2011. A winner will be drawn by October 7, 2011.

A complete list of rules can be found on the contest entry more

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Korg Now Shipping Easy-to-Read MA-1 Solo Metronome

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— New display design aids practice and rhythm training —

Korg is now shipping the compact MA-1 Solo Metronome, available in two popular color options. In addition to a traditional audible beat indicator, the MA-1 also features an enhanced display for accurate beat keeping and rhythm training. The MA-1 can serve as a chromatic pitch source for tuning any instrument as well.

In addition to a swinging metronome style needle, the MA-1’s new display design represents the beats in a given measure as outlined triangle-shaped icons. As the beats progress, each icon changes from an outlined triangle to a solid triangle. A quick glance will let the user see what beat of the pattern is being played, or how far the pattern has progressed. This delivers a large advantage over units that only display the current more

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EASTWEST Ships HOLLYWOOD BRASS GOLD Edition

World-class brass instrument is pure Hollywood magic for all

Hollywood, CA (August 30, 2011) – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual software instruments, is now shipping both the Diamond and Gold Editions of Hollywood Brass, a massive virtual instrument that features unprecedented sound quality and the brand new PLAY 3 playback engine for the very latest in performance and control. Based on the flagship Diamond Edition, Hollywood Brass Gold Edition is designed to bring the best professional scoring tools within the reach of any composer.

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The second installment in the Hollywood series, Hollywood Brass is an epic achievement, once again combining the talents of top producers Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, and Thomas Bergersen, and engineered by award-winning Hollywood veteran Shawn Murphy.

Recorded in place at EastWest Studio 1, widely regarded as the “best brass recording room in more

Auralex Introduces Digital Room Analysis Form

New Digital Process Creates Quicker Assessment of Customer’s Acoustical Needs

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, AUGUST 30, 2011 — Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, launches the newest innovation to its Free Personalized Room Analysis service, a Digital Personalized Room Analysis Form (Digital PRAF). As a digital upgrade to the company’s existing Free Personalized Room Analysis service, the new digital form will allow for a more efficient customer experience.

The new digital process enables room information to be fed directly into the Auralex database, so the company’s Application Specialists can immediately begin evaluating the room’s acoustical needs. This direct stream of data drastically shortens the process and, ultimately, the acoustical analysis completion time. However, if customers still desire the paper version of this form, authorized Auralex dealers will have it on hand.

Most aspects of the PRAF service have stayed the same. Customers fill out a form with details about their project and provide more

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iZotope Software Compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

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iZotope is proud to announce that its software is compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). iZotope is committed to continued support of Apple’s latest operating system and has updated their knowledge base articles to provide the necessary information to customers interested in updating to Lion. As with any OS update, we strongly recommend ensuring you host software is fully supported before proceeding with this update.

For more information on iZotope products, please visit www.izotope.com.

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COUNTRYMAN E6 EARSET MICROPHONES DEPLOYED AT SAN FRANCISCO’S GRACE CATHEDRAL

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Art Yeap with a Countryman E6 Earset Microphone.

San Francisco, CA – September 2011… An international pilgrimage center for church-goers and visitors alike, Grace Cathedral is famous for its reproduction of Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise, two labyrinths, stained glass windows, its medieval and contemporary furnishings, as well as its 44-bell carillon, three organs, and choirs. Adjoining the main sanctuary is the Chapel of Grace, a charming space that serves as a more intimate environment for a wide range of functions. To ensure flawless performance for these functions, the microphones of choice are none other than the E6 Omni and E6 Flex Omni Earset models from Menlo Park, CA-based Countryman Associates. more

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