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Powerful, portable speaker system with legendary Cerwin-Vega! Bass
Cerwin-Vega!® introduces its new P-Series professional PA system, which delivers a new standard in power and bass punch, suited for any sound reinforcement application, from live performances to public speeches. The P-Series family includes two active speaker products: the P1500X and the P1800SX. more
Fellow Grammy-winners Embark on New Tribute to Hitsville U.S.A.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton has tracked material at Ocean Way Recording for his forthcoming album, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” with fellow Grammy-winner, engineer Dave Reitzas. The new album follows the success of 2011′s all-star collaborations, “Gems — The Duets Collection.”
Recording engineer/mixer Dave Reitzas commented, “Working with Michael is really a great studio experience. He is the consummate pro and inspires the best performances from his musicians.”
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” will be released February 26 on Montaigne Records.
About Michael Bolton
Bolton has sung with legends like Luciano Pavarotti and Ray Charles, written songs with greats such as Bob Dylan and Lady Gaga, penned hits for a diverse range of artists, including Barbra Streisand and KISS, played guitar with B.B. King and had his music recorded on a track by hip-hop superstar Kanye West (featuring megastar Jay-Z).
Bolton recently appeared in the Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live Digital Short, “Jack Sparrow,” that went on to become a viral sensation racking up nearly 100 million views to date and became the third most viewed video on YouTube in 2011. He was also featured in People Magazine “Sexiest Man Alive” issue several times including the 2012 list.
Of all that he has accomplished, perhaps nothing is more important to Bolton than the foundation he founded in1993, The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. Based in his home state of Connecticut, the major focus of The MBC is the critical issue of violence against women.
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MARCOUSSIS, France — L-ACOUSTICS is pleased to announce that new modules are now available for third party software, including CATT-Acoustics (Dynamic Link Library – DLL), EASE (Generic Loudspeaker Library – GLL), ODEON and LARA.
Sound designers and acousticians can now simulate L-ACOUSTICS’ line source arrays via specific GLL or DLL files for the electro-acoustic software EASE and CATT-Acoustics, respectively. L-ACOUSTICS coaxial speakers can also be simulated using the dedicated GLL file in EASE and the Common Loudspeaker Format (CLF) file for CATT-Acoustics, ODEON and LARA. more
“The Absence” & “Slingshot” Get Nods for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Recording industry legends Al Schmitt and Bernie Grundman are 2013 Grammy Award-nominees for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Recording artist Melody Gardot’s “The Absence” was recorded/mixed by Moogie Canazio, mixed by Al Schmitt, and mastered by Bernie Grundman, all three of whom share the nomination. Grundman is also nominated with recording engineer Helik Hadar for mastering Rebecca Pidgeon’s “Slingshot.”
Over the course of more than three decades, Al Schmitt and Bernie Grundman have collaborated on numerous hit albums. “Of course, Al makes my job really easy,” remarked Grundman. “He is in a rare class of just a handful of the best mixers.” “I love watching Bernie work and making us sound great,” added Schmitt. “He always does a great job.”
“Well, a lot of the work is just preserving what Al has recorded,” added Grundman, “and having a mastering system that can do it justice.” “He certainly has that covered,” said Schmitt, “and he also has the best espresso in town.”
The winners of the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be announced on Sunday, February 10, 2013.
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Intercom-over-IP Connects Remote Staff in All SpaceX Locations
HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA, JANUARY 30, 2012 ? Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce its role as a supplier of intercom systems to Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the first commercial company in history to put a spacecraft into orbit and return it safely to Earth. SpaceX’s remote users rely on Clear-Com’s ConcertTM IP-based intercom software to communicate within and among its four facilities, especially before and after spacecraft launches.
Deployed at SpaceX’s Hawthorne (Los Angeles) headquarters, the McGregor, Texas testing facility, and its Cape Canaveral launch site, Concert was used as the internal communications system for coordinating the most recent launch of its Dragon spacecraft. In this monumental undertaking, Dragon both delivered cargo to the International Space Station and returned cargo to Earth, successfully completing its first official operational resupply mission for NASA.
Concert is seamlessly integrated with SpaceX’s existing matrix intercom systems in the mission control rooms to enable those in mission control to collaborate and communicate fluidly with all remote personnel. Remote staff include anyone outside of the mission control rooms, whether in the same facility or in another area. Several hundred remote users, including engineers, flight operators and mission administrators, depend on Concert for reliable, flexible and high-quality communications.
Concert is the optimal communication solution for SpaceX operations. Concert offers a more feasible and cost-effective solution over hard-wired intercom user panels for the number of connected facilities and remote users. The system is highly scalable, interconnecting as few as two users to as many as a several hundred users in a single conference or in multiple, simultaneous conference sessions. Remote users can access Concert from any computer over any LAN, Wan or secure internet connection.
The system also meets the high audio performance that SpaceX requires for minimizing the possibility of communication interruptions and thereby ensuring the safety and success of every spacecraft launch operation. Supported by an ultra-wideband G.722 CODEC connection and built-in audio optimization features, every audio packet is ensured to be securely and instantly delivered. Concert has built-in echo cancellation, built-in redundancy, pack loss reconstruction, recovery algorithms and jitter buffer optimization.
Moreover, the comprehensive features of Concert make it extremely accommodating to SpaceX’s complex and dynamic operations. Concert’s grouping function, for instance, enables each remote user to tailor communication to specific departments and relevant sites. Each new user is also capable of installing and administering the intuitive software without prior training, saving SpaceX both time and money.
“Clear-Com has over forty years of experience and success in deploying intercom solutions around the world. Our intercom systems are used for command and control at NASA, along with many other recognized aerospace facilities nationwide,” says Mike Hughes, Clear-Com’s General Manager for Military, Aerospace, and Government (MAG). “We’re very proud to provide SpaceX with the right communication solution to help the company achieve its goals and continue its history-making endeavors.”
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Shaver will focus on supporting and developing L-ACOUSTICS’ network of Certified Providers for the Southern U.S., a region extending from Texas to the Carolinas, including Florida and Tennessee. He reports to L-ACOUSTICS US General Manager Laurent Vaissié, who made the announcement. more
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