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Brett Allen Nabs First TELEFUNKEN U47/48 Studio Set for SnowGhost

Montana Studio and Music Company Now Has Assortment of Matched TFunk Pairs

TFunk SnowGhost

Pictured is SnowGhost studio’s Brett Allen with his collection of classic TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphones.

Brett Allen, producer/engineer and founder of Montana’s SnowGhost Studios, has purchased the first U47/48 large diaphragm tube microphone Studio Set. ShowGhost also has matched pairs of ELA M251 and C12 microphones, as well as TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s most exotic microphone, a modern replica of the rare ELA M270 stereo tube mic.

SnowGhost is a full working studio featuring an all-analog SSL 9048K console, Studer 24-track tape machine, plate reverb, Sonoma 24-track DSD digital recording, Pro Tools HD, 80 terabytes of network storage, and a sizable stash of classic outboard gear and premium microphones. SnowGhost is also an independent music service that records and distributes both new and more



One Danley Jericho Horn (aka the World’s Loudest Reference Monitor) delivers clean and clear audio for 17,000 fans at Montana State University.

BOZEMAN, MONTANA – SEPTEMBER 2011: The Montana State University football team first took the field in 1897 and has remained a worthy vessel of school pride ever since. The Bobcats have won numerous NCAA titles and are the current champions of the Big Sky Conference. With capacity crowds squeezing into the 12,000-seat Bobcat Stadium in recent seasons, the school funded a plan to dramatically upgrade the facility. The upgrade added 5,200 seats, a sophisticated new scoreboard, and an audio system that may provide a glimpse into the future of stadium sound reinforcement. The system centers on Danley Sound Labs’ revolutionary Jericho Horn JH-90, which throws “near-field quality” audio up to four-hundred feet from its position more

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Stefan Ledergerber new Director of Research & Development for Lawo Group


Stefan Ledergerber

Commencing September, ‘Director of Research & Development’ Stefan Ledergerber takes over the coordination of research and development at Lawo across all facilities. In this newly created position he will network with all individual Lawo development locations and technology partners, and advance the communication of the group. Over the previous few years, Lawo have invested and increased the skill set within the development teams at several locations. The latest example is the newly founded LES Switzerland GmbH in Zurich, which has existed since September 1, 2011. With the support of the Director of Research & Development further group synergy can be utilised to increase the efficiency of the engineering teams and exploit their creative potential even more. more

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Peavey® Announces AmpKit™ 1.2 Update With Major Tone Enhancements for AmpKit LiNK Guitar Interface Users


Peavey Electronics® announced today that major tone advancements in the new Version 1.2 of AmpKit™ enhance the iOS guitar-playing experience for Peavey AmpKit LiNK guitar interface users. AmpKit 1.2 is available now for download on the iTunes App Store.

Version 1.2 of AmpKit, the Guitar World Gold Award-winning guitar amps, effects and recording app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch developed by Agile Partners, features next-generation tone advancements such as dual-stage amp simulation, convolution-based cabinet simulation, adaptive input compensation, a significantly upgraded noise gate, and solo and mix output shaping that deliver by far the best-sounding, most realistic guitar tone on the iOS platform. more

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It’s Live! 131st AES Convention Preliminary Event Calendar


Session & Special Event Abstracts, Exhibitor List & Registration Info All On Line

NEW YORK: With the culmination of fine-tuning for the eagerly awaited 131st AES Convention, comes the posting of the Preliminary Event Calendar. Chock full of descriptive abstracts, dates, times and presenter details, the PEC represents a full year of intensive activity. The volunteer Convention Committee focused on developing timely, meticulously researched and impossible to duplicate: Broadcast/Streaming, Education, Game Audio, Historical, Live Sound, Master Class, Paper, Platinum, Product Design, Special Events, Tech Tours, Tutorials and Workshops. A microcosm of the Convention itself, the AES PEC symbolizes the very best that the pro audio industry and the AES have to offer.

“We have made every effort to develop the most user-friendly format for this year’s PEC,” reports Committee Chair Jim Anderson. “Easy to read, drop-down abstracts are imbedded more

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The Grundorf Tour 8 Drawer Case.

Council Bluffs, IA – September 2011… Grundorf, a leading manufacturer of equipment for musicians and audio professionals, is pleased to announce the new Tour 8 Series Drawer Case. An ideal, road worthy storage case for musical / pro audio equipment such as test and measurement devices, tools, microphones, adapters, parts and more, the new Tour 8 Drawer Case keeps those valuable accessories organized and close at hand.

Featuring four compartments on the inside of the front door plus four drawers for organizing one’s accessories, the new Tour 8 Drawer Case keeps its contents safe and secure. Touring professionals will appreciate the case’s superior protection for one’s valuable microphones. The case can be equipped with foam inserts to securely house the microphones—providing a safe haven for these valuable instruments during transit. Optional locking latches are available to create a fully lockable environment to protect one’s investment. Built with the touring professional in mind, the drawers slide smoothly on sturdy steel glides. more

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Rio Rancho, NM – September 2011… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to announce its co-sponsorship of the forthcoming webinar MultiMic, Multi-Source Mixing for Live Events: DSP Audio Processing for Boardrooms, Courtrooms, Classrooms, and Multipurpose Venues. Scheduled for September 20th, this is an excellent opportunity for A/V professionals, system Integrators, contractors, acousticians, live sound, recording, and broadcast engineers, house of worship engineers, and others to gain insight into high quality, trouble-free audio for event production. more

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School’s in Session at NYU with Yamaha PM5D Digital Console


BUENA PARK, Calif.—New York University’s Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for all of NYU and lower Manhattan. Since opening in 2003, the 860-seat Skirball Center has been an educational and community building resource, providing NYU’s first large-scale, professional performance space on campus.

Recently the Skirball Center replaced its older analog front of house console with a Yamaha PM5D digital audio console purchased from Scharff Weisberg. “About once a month a client would have to rent a digital board, and it was almost always a Yamaha PM5D,� states Ethan Bade, head audio engineer. “Our purchasing decision was made pretty clear after speaking with engineers who had brought in various consoles in the past, that a 5D would eliminate additional rental costs and save on set up time.�


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