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Paper Composed by Audio-Technica Personnel Receives Best Paper Award at AES Convention

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology currently celebrating “50 Years of Passionate Listening,” is proud to announce that the paper “On the Study of Ionic Microphones” and its writers were selected as the recipients of the “AES 133rd peer review paper award, signifying it as the “best paper of the show.” The paper, composed by Hiroshi Akino, Audio-Technica Corp., Japan, with Hirofumi Shimokawa, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan, and Jackie Green and Tadashi Kikutani of Audio-Technica U.S., was presented at a juried paper session at the 133rd AES Convention in San Francisco, California.

Jackie Green stated, “We are honored and delighted to receive this recognition. Audio-Technica has been at the forefront of many technology paradigm shifts, yet historically we have published very little regarding our research. We look forward to taking a more active role in advancing the art and science of audio technology, and sharing this information with our distinguished peers.”

The paper encapsulates the following research: Diaphragm-less ionic loudspeakers using both low-temperature and high-temperature plasma methods have already been studied and developed for practical use. This study examined using similar methods to create a diaphragm-less ionic microphone. The paper reviews the experimental outcome of two ionic methods, and considerations given to resolve issues revealed by the study.

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Aphex® Expands 500 Series with New Modules

— New Parametric EQ, Optical Compressor and three new Mic Pre units join the acclaimed EX•BB 500™ in the series, forming a comprehensive line of signal processors —

Aphex®, a leader in audio enhancement technology for more than 35 years, has recently debuted its new 500 Series modules. The 500 Series now includes six models: J PRE 500 Mic Pre; EQF 500 Parametric Equalizer; DUAL RPA 500 Mic Pre; A PRE 500 Mic Pre; the COMP 500 Optical Compressor; and the acclaimed, previously unveiled EX•BB 500 Aural Exciter/Big Bottom module. All benefit from the portable and convenient 500 Series format and legendary Aphex sound.

The J PRE 500 mic pre is inspired by the flagship Aphex 1788A remote controlled preamp. They both have the same Jensen JT11K8 nickel input Transformer and Aphex patented Mic Limiter technology. Designed to provide no-compromise audio quality in the convenient 500 series format, the J PRE 500 also features a Jensen JT-11DL nickel output-balancing transformer.

The EQF 500 reissue is a modern take on the classic Aphex EQF-2 500 series three-band equalizer, originally introduced in the 1980s. With a Jensen output balancing transformer and 25Hz to 20kHz operation, the EQF 500 is extremely versatile and will make any program material shine while being punchy and quiet.

The DUAL RPA 500 mic pre is a two-channel solid state/tube hybrid preamp. The solid-state front end provides a fast transient response while the tube back end provides warmth and punch. The DUAL RPA 500 also has the Aphex patented Mic Limiter technology for “no second take” recording.

The A PRE 500 mic pre is inspired by the popular Aphex 188 eight-channel preamp. They both use a custom designed Aphex input Transformer. Like the 188, the A PRE 500 also features a Jensen JT-11DL nickel output balancing transformer. The A PRE 500 is extremely clear sounding yet musical.

The new COMP 500 module is an optical compressor. It features an electronically balanced input and uses a Jensen JT-11DL nickel output balancing transformer. The optocoupler was specified to be as fast as possible and, is produced exclusively for Aphex. The OC-500 features stereo linking, and provides all the transparency of an optical compressor with the flexibility to get aggressive compression when needed.

The EX•BB 500 is a mono, 500 Series module version of the popular Aphex Aural Exciter and Optical Big Bottom processors. Each processor has a dedicated, lighted enable button.

“The expansion of our 500 Series with these five new modules further illustrates Aphex’s commitment to providing a comprehensive range of digital signal processors,” stated Rick McClendon, Aphex’s General Manager. “The addition of three new mic pre’s, a parametric EQ and an optical compressor, which join our highly successful EX•BB 500 Aural Exciter/Big Bottom module, offers audio professionals a wider palette of processing options.”

Aphex CEO David Wiener was excited to add, “Remember that our Aphex technologies and products have been used by major artists, engineers and producers through popular music history, from Paul McCartney and Pink Floyd, to today’s Grammy®s, Oscar®s, and the upcoming Soul Train Awards. Aphex has had a huge impact and now, with our new 500 Series, we’re making these powerful tools available to pros and the new talent coming into the audio and entertainment industry. It’s really exciting to see our tech become small, portable and accessible to everyone.”

Pricing:

J PRE 500 $749 U.S. MSRP
EQF 500 $629 U.S. MSRP
DUAL RPA 500 $999 U.S. MSRP
A PRE 500 $629 U.S. MSRP
COMP 500 $629 U.S. MSRP
EX•BB 500 $299 U.S. MSRP

For more information please visit http://www.aphex.com.

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Genelec Active Monitors Keep the Sound Reliable in M3’s (Music Mix Mobile’s) Remote Facility Trucks

— The most advanced remote recording facilities for music and live broadcast continue to depend on Genelec Smart Active Monitors —

NATICK, MA, November 13, 2012 — Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, is pleased to have M3 (Music Mix Mobile), a New Jersey/California-based remote facilities company combining the talents of award-winning production professionals and state-of-the-art audio solutions, as a continued loyal user. Aside from the company’s more conventional clients, which include The GRAMMY®s, The Latin GRAMMY®s, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’s live broadcast from the University of North Carolina, and the upcoming 2012 CMA Awards broadcast, among many others, M3 has recently been putting their Genelecs to good use mixing live 5.1 surround sound for broadcast for challenging, high-energy events.

In particular, two recent jobs for AXS.tv – a new brand combining the tools of AEG Live and AXS (formerly HDnet) – allowed M3 to utilize their full Genelec 5.1 systems, which consist of 8200 Series Active Monitors and 7200 Series subwoofer.

On Sunday, September 9, 2012, at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, a double bill of Linkin Park and Incubus brought their unique brands of rock to the stage, and M3 was there to capture the performance for broadcast. In M3’s California-based Horizon truck, Broadcast Mixer Jay Vicari was in charge, carefully mixing the audio for a TV special in 5.1. “Linkin Park’s engineer Ethan Mates was with us in the truck during broadcast, and he was very happy. We’ve worked with him before, and he’s always impressed with our work and the Genelec system,” noted M3 Co-Founder and Chief Engineer Joel Singer.

Weeks later, on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, M3 was on site with their East Coast-based Voyager truck to capture and broadcast the 5.1 audio for Joe Jackson and The Bigger Band featuring Regina Carter. John Harris served as Broadcast Music Engineer for this performance.

“The consistency of sound is very important – that is why we standardize our operations and have the same monitors in each of our three trucks and flight pack systems. We rely on Genelecs because they simply provide a world-class monitoring environment, not only for our lead mixers John Harris and Jay Vicari to reference during recording and broadcast, but for the artists, producers and managers that we work with. With Genelecs, ear fatigue is non-existent, and they deliver uncolored, accurate sound, providing us with the security of knowing exactly what we’re hearing on the night of the broadcast.”

The Genelec 8200 Series Bi-Amplified Active Monitors employ the company’s proprietary Smart Active Monitor (SAM) concept, which includes, GLM™ (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager software) and AutoCal™ (Automated Calibration software) technologies, which together create a self-calibrating monitoring solution that both guarantees accurate audio and ensures a steady-paced workflow. These products and technologies reflect Genelec’s recently introduced SAM concept, which allows monitors to be controlled with digital networking to enable the building of highly flexible computer-controlled systems of monitors.

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com.

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GC Pro Helps Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Fine Arts Center Upgrade Their Lighting

— Lighting products from brands including Martin, Elation and Lightronics are part of a large upgrade package sourced by GC Pro that will help keep this theater a versatile hub for the community and the state —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, November 13, 2012 — Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Fine Arts Center has become one of the cultural hubs of the region around Oklahoma City. Intended primarily for the support of university-sponsored activities, the auditorium is designed to serve not only as an instructional facility, but also as a cultural center for the development of quality activities for Western Oklahoma, providing, as its mission statement proclaims, “…diversity in cultural experiences, and developing awareness of and appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of the region.” But the Center’s lighting grew less-than-adequate over the years, failing to keep pace with the changes in lighting technology, such as the introduction of LED light fixtures over the last decade. However, that situation has been entirely remedied, thanks to new equipment and technologies sourced by Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users.

Among the new systems purchased by the University from GC Pro are an MA grandMA2 ultra-light lighting console, 20 Martin Stagebar 2 Long RGBW fixtures, 12 Elation Platinum Wash ZFX PRO fixtures, three Lightronics AC-1109 8-scene push-button scene remote stations, eight Lightronics RA-122 12-channel 2400-watt dimmers, and a Tripp-Lite SR42UB Smart Rack. It’s a lighting systems array that will light up the Center’s performances, which range from the school’s ballet and dance companies to touring theatrical productions and other performance arts. “The old lighting systems just bit the dust,” says Kyle Bartel, Director of the Fine Arts Center. “It was time to upgrade, and GC Pro had what we needed.”

David Almanza, Sales at GC Pro’s office in Oklahoma City, says the Center’s wish list included a new grandMA console, which several regional suppliers simply couldn’t source in time for the University’s needs, with new shows scheduled for the start of the new school year. Almanza called dozens of vendors around the country, seeking both availability and price. And the console was originally supposed to take weeks if not months to get. “We had one on the way here in less then a week,” he says. The same applied to other products. For instance, the manufacturer said that Elation’s moving-head fixtures were back-ordered for as much as two months, but Almanza was able to call on his supply chain to get them delivered within two days. “GC Pro has huge resources,” he explains. “That results not only in competitive pricing but also the ability to obtain a breadth of products that is second to none. That’s why customers come to us and stay with us.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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Bose® RoomMatch® Sound System Allows The New Gymnasium At Webster City High School To Host Sporting Events As Well As Live Concerts

Bose RoomMatch® RM12060 modules are the backbone of a system that also includes Bose PowerMatch® PM8500 power amplifiers, RoomMatch RMS215 subwoofer modules and a Bose ControlSpace® ESP-00 processor

Framingham, Massachusetts, November 13, 2012 – Can you make a gymnasium sound like a concert hall? That’s what Electronic Sound Company (ESC), a Des Moines, Iowa AV systems integrator, was able to do at the newly constructed gym at Webster City High School, thanks to the RoomMatch® RM12060 array module from Bose® Professional Systems Division. ESC chose Bose Professional components as part of their sound and acoustics strategy for the new gymnasium, including eight RoomMatch RM12060 array modules, three Bose PowerMatch® PM8500 configurable professional power amplifiers, two RoomMatch RMS215 subwoofer modules, and a Bose ControlSpace® ESP-00 processor. This system, along with acoustical treatment design, also by ESC, allowed the high school to move an upcoming fundraiser concert by Iowa-born operatic basso-baritone vocalist Simon Estes from the school’s auditorium, which seats only 650, to the new gymnasium, which can seat up to 2,500.

“RoomMatch is the best speaker that I have ever used for control over the sound,” proclaims Al Osborn, CEO of ESC. “It is a highly controllable speaker. In this situation, we needed to keep the sound away from very specific parts of the room, such as the lower parts of the walls, because as a gym we couldn’t put acoustical treatment materials on the first 16 feet of the wall height. So we had to have a sound system that was precisely controllable and highly directional. That system includes Bose RoomMatch array module loudspeakers.”

Osborn also has praise for the Bose ControlSpace ESP-00 processor, which is used on this project as both a DSP processor and a router. The ControlSpace ESP engineered sound processor provides control and audio processing in a single, expandable unit and offers eight expansion card slots accommodating a range of input/output options, including control via RS-232 and serial over IP, analog audio, AES-3, Dolby Digital®, DTS® and PCM digital stream formats, as well as CobraNet® network audio. The ControlSpace ESP-00 features an asymmetrical I/O matrix capability where up to 64 digital channels or 32 analog channels can be routed and processed, a function that Osborn used to allow the sound system to operate in specific zones as needed. This further helps control the sound energy in the room, supporting the intelligibility of the sound, by minimizing reverberation.

And finally, the two RoomMatch RMS215 subwoofer modules that Osborn incorporated into the system design play a very special role at Webster City High – the school’s sports mascot, a lynx, needed its own sound effect for games played in the gym. Osborn found a recording of what he called “an appropriately angry lynx” that provided the full-throated roar the school was looking for. “The two RoomMatch RMS215 subwoofers are just what they needed to get that extra level of excitement across,” he says. From opera to wild lynxes, the Bose RoomMatch sound system offers everything you need for a wide range of applications.

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Audio-Technica Unveils New System 10 Digital Wireless System

— Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, System 10 avoids TV and DTV interference, offering a cost-effective, high-fidelity wireless solution for houses of worship, musicians/hobbyists, karaoke, corporate applications and more —

STOW, OH, November 13, 2012 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology currently celebrating “50 Years of Passionate Listening,” recently debuted its new high-fidelity System 10 2.4 GHz Digital Wireless. Perfect for a wide range of applications – houses of worship, singers and guitar players (hobbyist to professional), karaoke, corporate/presentation etc. – the System 10 wireless offers reliability and ease of use at an economical price point, along with features and functions comparable to those of systems costing thousands of dollars more.

Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, immune to TV and DTV interference, System 10 makes frequency hunting a thing of the past. System 10 offers amazingly accurate sound and extremely easy operation with instantaneous channel selection, sync and set-up. Up to eight channels may be used together without any frequency coordination problems or group selection issues. System 10 receivers and transmitters offer an easy-to-read digital ID display.

System 10 wireless ensures clear communications by providing three levels of diversity assurance: frequency, time, and space. Frequency Diversity sends the signal on two dynamically allocated frequencies for interference-free communication. Time Diversity sends the signal in multiple time slots to maximize immunity to multipath interference. Finally, Space Diversity uses two antennas on each transmitter and receiver to maximize signal integrity.

The single-channel System 10 includes the ATW-R1100 single-channel receiver and either a body-pack transmitter or handheld microphone/transmitter. The ATW-R1100 is a diversity digital receiver offering volume control along with AF Peak and Pair indicator lights.

Multiple system configurations are available, with handheld vocal microphone/transmitters and UniPak® body-pack transmitters designed for use with lavalier, headworn and instrument microphones as well as electric guitars.

System 10 Products:

ATW-1101 UniPak® Transmitter System $489.95
ATW-1101/G Guitar System $524.95
ATW-1101/H Headworn Microphone System $614.95
ATW-1101/H92 Miniature Headworn Microphone System $664.95
ATW-1101/H92TH Miniature (beige) Headworn Microphone System $664.95
ATW-1101/L Lavalier Microphone System $614.95
ATW-1102 Handheld Microphone System $524.95

Audio-Technica’s System 10 packages will be available November 2012. For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

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iZotope Releases Insight™: Essential Metering Suite

A collection of innovative and customizable meters for post production and broadcast

Cambridge, MA (November 13, 2012) – iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in digital audio signal processing, has announced Insight, an essential metering suite for post production and broadcast applications. Insight provides a full suite of audio analysis and metering tools, perfect for visualizing changes made during the mixing process, troubleshooting problematic mixes, and ensuring compliance with broadcast loudness standards. Fully customizable and scalable, Insight allows audio engineers to visually monitor all relevant information from a mix in a convenient floating window, empowering users to look deeper into their audio with intelligent analysis tools and real-time monitoring capabilities.

Insight helps ensure adherence to current broadcast standards using the most advanced metering technology available today, with meters for immediate loudness calculation and True Peak detection, loudness calculation over time, and faster than real-time offline loudness calculation. Advanced visualization and spatialization displays further aid in detecting problems that the ears cannot perceive, like the innovative new Surround Scope and the 3D Spectrogram. Also included are convenient user presets, designed for an array of engineering applications, for quick and easy access to common metering and loudness configurations. Alternatively, users can define new presets with their own preferred customizations, giving Insight unmatched flexibility in the metering space. The perfect tool for post, broadcast, and music engineers, video editors, and sound designers, Insight allows users to keep an eye as well as an ear on the mix at all times.

KEY FEATURES

? Immediately detect potential mix problems through real-time visual monitoring and color-coded alerts.
? Ensure audio is fully compliant with current loudness standards with forward-thinking tools that adhere to standards like BS.1770-1/2/3, then document adherence with an exportable log or graph.
? Perform deep and flexible analysis with zoomable meters and the ability to route audio from any tracks or buses to Insight.
? Design your ideal metering plug-in by choosing the meters you want to view, customizing them, and resizing the Insight window to fit your current workflow.
? Get an extensive suite of metering tools in a single plug-in, including True Peak Meters, Loudness Meters, Loudness History Graph, Stereo Vectorscope, Surround Scope, 2D/3D Spectrogram, and Spectrum Analyzer.

Pricing and Availability

Insight is available for a special price of $399 through November 29, 2012 (Regular MSRP: $499 USD, 399 EURO) or for free to Ozone 5 Advanced Customers . Ozone 5 Standard customers can upgrade to Ozone 5 Advanced for a special price of $399 through November 29, 2012 and receive Insight for free.

Customers who already own Ozone 5 Advanced will be notified via email with details to install Insight for free.

To learn more about Insight, please visit www.izotope.com/insight

About iZotope, Inc.
iZotope is a research-driven audio software company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its products and audio technology are used by millions of people in over 50 countries, from hobbyist musicians to GRAMMY® Award winners. iZotope focuses on developing innovative audio technology for professional and consumer applications. This core technology is presented to customers in its award-winning product line and through its extensive licensing program.

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

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U Street Music Hall Named For Top 10 US Club Sound System


Washington, D.C.’s U Street Music Hall, equipped with a Martin Audio speaker system known for its powerful WS218X subwoofers, was recognized for having one of the Top 10 US Club Sound Systems by Beatport, an online music store specializing in electronic dance music and culture.

Designed and installed by Adam Weiner, principal of ITI Audio Inc., working with partner William McClure and consultant Brian Miller of Edit Design, the Martin Audio system consists of four Martin Audio Blackline+ H3+ three-way speakers, two H3H+ three-way speakers, and two F15+ enclosures as DJ monitors in addition to the five WS218Xs powered by Martin Audio MA9.6K and MA12K amps. BSS Soundweb London Blu-160 and XTA DP226 are used for processing.

The landmark system had already earned praise since the edgy Washington club’s inception. Chris Richards of the Washington Post wrote, “Bass drips like subsonic honey from U Hall’s six-figure sound system, an incredible machine that trumps any nightclub’s in the city.” Asked about the earth-shattering bass system, club principal Will Eastman wryly noted to DCist, “One of our friends from the 9:30 Club was here last night, and he said, ‘nobody that works in this club will ever have kidney stones.’”

Commenting on the system, Weiner told Beatport, “U Hall is an example of what happens when people who care about how their music sounds do everything right in designing their club.” Beatport added, “Although the system bumps like no other, it only has five subs. That’s a true testament to the power of Martin Audio.”

Asked why the owners opted for Martin Audio, Weiner concludes, “They heard Martin Audio at a previous ITI installation and knew it was the best. They describe the system as amazing and intense.”

For more information, please call 519.747.5853 or visit www.martin-audio.com.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

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Yamaha and Steinberg Launch Something “NU”

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Today marks the international launch of a joint collaboration between Yamaha and Steinberg—a hardware and software system that adds the power of the Dante audio network to world-class recording, post production, live to tape broadcast, and house of worship recording for re-broadcast. NUAGE is a complete, flexible system that allows engineers to choose and combine components to perfectly match individual application and workflow requirements.

NUAGE is the first truly networkable recording system consisting of hardware work surface components, sleek interface, comprehensive visual feedback, networkable audio interface units, and a software-based digital audio workstation. It offers advanced processing capabilities and superior sonic quality. The Yamaha control surface features a combination of fader and main control units allowing for various system configurations, and the core of NUAGE is Steinberg’s award winning Nuendo digital audio workstation software. Coupled with the power of Dante, this advanced production system provides mix engineers a truly synergistic studio solution. Dante audio networking provides unrestricted system design and expandability both in the studio and in situations where audio is to be shared with live mixing systems.

A Dante Accelerator audio interface card can be installed in the computer running the Nuendo DAW to provide extra-low latency multi-channel audio data transfer capacity, advantageous when communicating with NUAGE I/O units. A secondary port can be used to provide redundant connections for failsafe reliability.

“The NUAGE system will provide our customers a quality experience consistent with the Yamaha brand,” states Marc Lopez, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “We’re providing the best of all worlds – a scalable user friendly work surface, the superior workflow of Nuendo, and the power of Dante.”

NUAGE provides intuitive operation and visual organization for enhanced
efficiency. Any 24” monitor can be used with the system. The system incorporates the computer LCD displays for “Extensive Console View” channel strip extension, customizable Nuendo shortcuts that can be freely assigned to numerous User Assignable Keys, Touch Slider functionality for instant channel navigation, touch sensitive faders and encoders, Channel Name Display, and Channel Color Bar. A precision jog wheel supports accurate, error-free editing on the master section.

NUAGE modular architecture and network audio interface enable broad system flexibility. Two types of control surface units can be used individually or in combination, according to system needs. Three types of high-end audio interfaces are available, used individually or in combination for up to 128 channels. 16-channel analog, 16-channel digital, and 8-channel analog + 8-channel digital can be controlled at once with two encoders per channel, or all encoders can be mapped to one or two highlighted channels in the Channel Setting Mode. NUAGE I/O also features advanced JetPLL™ jitter reduction technology for extremely low jitter and superior AD/DA resolution.

NUAGE benefits lead to uncompromised product quality and include 32-bit/192 kHz support for superior sonic quality (Nuendo 6 supports sampling rates up to 384 kHz). Advanced audio interface DSP hardware offers “True Integrated Monitoring” for ultra-low-latency monitoring. The DSP surround processing capabilities provide all the essentials for state-of-the-art surround sound including speaker/level display adjustments and base management. The power of native system processing allows a large number of plug-ins to be used simultaneously across multiple channels/tracks. Nuendo Syncstation provides sample-accurate synchronization for audio and video.

The system’s space-saving keyboard/mouse editing capabilities as well as compact rack-mount dimensions round out the unique NUAGE system.

A basic NUAGE system starts at a targeted MSRP of $18,000 and has an expected availability of second quarter of 2013.

Computers and monitors are not included in the system components.

For more information on NUAGE, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Celebrating 125 years of Passion and Performance, and 25 years in the manufacturer of high quality digital audio consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

Yamaha and NEXO Collaborate to Offer New Level of Integration and Control

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced that effective January 2013, Yamaha CL Series Digital Mixing Consoles and NEXO powered TD controllers equipped with NXDT104 Dante network cards will offer a new level of integration and control. Together, Yamaha and NEXO are developing this integration to allow NXAMP discovery and patching operations, currently requiring a computer running the Dante Controller software application, to be executed directly from the touch screen display of CL Series Consoles. The new advancement will be available with CL Series firmware update V1.5.

The NXAMP Powered TD Controller was initially developed by engineers from both companies combining years of expertise to create the NXDT104 Dante network card announced in March 2012. The card allows for Dante network protocol compatibility between CL consoles and NXAMPs and enables the console to communicate directly with the amplifier via the Dante network.

“The synergy that exists between NEXO and Yamaha enables products like the NXDT104 to be developed,” states Marc Lopez, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “Our goal is to make all Yamaha and NEXO systems less complex, fast, and easy to use for our customers, and this new development for CL and the NXAMP marks yet another significant step in that direction.”

For more information on Yamaha CL Digital Consoles, NEXO NXAMP, and NXDT104 Dante network cards, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Celebrating 125 years of Passion and Performance, and 25 years in the manufacturer of high quality digital audio consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

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