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Audio Plus Services add Pro Audio Sales Manager for West Coast

15-year sales veteran, Troy Manning, to expand sales and support on West Coast for pro audio distributor

Troy Manning

Troy Manning, new West Coast pro audio sales manager for Audio Plus Services

Montreal, Canada - September 2, 2014 – North American Distributor Audio Plus Services (APS) have announced that Troy Manning will be the new West Coast sales manager for their pro audio division. Based in Montreal Canada, APS distributes pro audio brands including Focal monitors, Lauten Audio microphones, Vovox cables, and the Moon Professional line, while the Company also distributes several lines of Hi-Fi equipment throughout Canada and the US.

“We’re extremely happy to add an experienced professional like Troy to the Audio Plus sales force. Having someone based in Los Angeles is critical for us to offer a better service to our existing and future clients,” says Simon Cote, National Pro Audio Sales Manager at Audio Plus Services.

“I’m very excited to help develop the West Coast presence for Audio Plus and their pro audio lines,” adds Troy Manning. “I look forward to taking on existing business and provide a friendly local face for sales strategy and support.”

Manning spent the past 9 years working for RSPE Audio Solutions in Los Angeles, and before his move out west, worked at Atlanta Pro Audio. With close to 15 years in pro audio sales, Manning has also worked and engineered in studios while in both Atlanta and LA. He has experience selling internationally, and to all types of clients big and small, while recent sales have focused on post-production and film. Manning considers his music production background, mostly due to his time as a studio engineer, will be a boon for both Audio Plus Services and their clients. Troy Manning can be reached via email at: tmanning@audioplusservices.com

About Audio Plus Services
Established in 1979, Audio Plus Services is a leading North American importer and distributor of premium consumer and professional electronics brands including Focal monitors, Moon mic pre, Vovox cables and Lauten Audio microphones. Based in Montreal with U.S facilities in Champlain, NY, Audio Plus has sales personnel located throughout the United States to professionally service their active roster of more than 300 specialty A/V and Pro Audio dealers. Audio Plus specializes in products and services for the professional audio and performing musician markets, and the home theater and custom integration (CI) market – both residential and commercial – for North America. For more information about Audio Plus Services visit their website at http://www.audioplusservices.com/ or call (800) 663-9352

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Amadeus Installs Sound Reinforcement System for New Cultural Center in Le Mans, France

‘Les Quinconces’ in Le Mans, France houses major events including Theater, Opera, Music, and Ballet in two theater spaces

Les Quinconces in Le Mans, France, features Amadeus sound reinforcement in its two theaters

Paris, FranceAugust 4, 2014Amadeus, based in France, one of the premiere manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems and custom studio speakers, announced their latest speaker system install for the newly opened Les Quinconces in Le Mans, France. The building houses two theaters, one 830-seats and the other 120-seats, and feature a full range of Amadeus speaker systems and subwoofers throughout the two concert halls. Amadeus speakers installed in the theaters include the DIVA XS, DIVA XS 15 line arrays, and the co-axial PMX 12, PMX 15, PMX 15 S plus paired subwoofers for each room: ML 15 and ML 18. All of the Amadeus speakers at Les Quinconces are powered by Lab.gruppen amplifiers, utilizing both the company’s ‘C Series’ and the newly released ‘IPD Series’.

Twelve years after planning began, and four years after the first brick was laid, Les Quinconces in Le Mans was inaugurated on April 26, 2014, in the presence of Stéphane LE FOLL, French Minister of Agriculture, Le Mans Mayor Jean-Claude BOULARD and Pascal LELARGE, Prefect of the Sarthe department. Also attending was Gérard BIENFAIT, President of Vinci Construction France.

Located close to the Cathedral of Saint Julian, the des Quinconces complex was mapped out following the classic, orthogonal attributes of the Parc des Quinconces. Designed by Babin-Renaud Architectes, the theatre is intended as a cultural showcase for the city of Le Mans hosting major events including Theater, Opera, Music, and Ballet. Its facade, a play on a theater stage curtain, is designed as a vast glass curtain made up of randomly alternating opalescent, transparent and translucent strips. Inside, the hall presents the attributes of a warm and surrounding cocoon made of ‘wooden scales’. A large cantilevered roof unifies the various units comprising the project.

Rémy DELAGE, scenographer and designer for Les Quinconces, reveals his insights during the project, “Equipment selection for the Theatre des Jacobins in Le Mans was part of the initial planning phase. By chance, desire, and a little bit of luck, I have become acquainted over the years with the most prestigious makers of audio equipment in general, and loudspeakers in particular, and became involved in the use, installation, and specification of their equipment. For the sake of interoperability with the other venue, a choice was made to use Amadeus systems. With the help of Michel DELUC – with whom I had previously collaborated, and Bernard BYK, whom I have known since starting out in the business – we launched into a designing phase based on the Amadeus line, with the constraint of staying within the initial budgetary limit. During that design phase I realized the expertise of the team at Amadeus! They put themselves at my disposal to care for all my needs.”

“I had the pleasure to again experience Michel’s knowledge and intuition, with a certain nostalgia for magical moments in the past when we had worked together,” added DELAGE.

“The Amadeus line array systems being defined and the peripherals chosen, all the equipment was installed in the theater. But Michel, true to his habits, kept tweaking the settings, even though I thought they were already perfect. Then came the time for the long-awaited listening phase: Everything was there, homogeneity, truthfulness and precision of timbres. Again, I couldn’t help but once more take notice that if technique cannot replace artistic quality, it can help enhance it. It turns out that technique and artistry are both in Amadeus products,” offered DELAGE.

As the theater design project in Le Mans finished, DELAGE, a respected master with a lifetime of major performance space designs in France and Europe, stated, “With this project coming to a close, I was glad to find out how, again, the dialogue between the team at Amadeus and the technicians in charge of installing the equipment at Les Jacobins could contribute to the ideal completion of a project. As for me, if I’m ever asked to specify a sound system, it will be… Amadeus.”

“Les Quinconces houses two 830-seat and 120-seat venues fitted with state-of-the-art technical equipment, offering a well-balanced combination able to host various types of performances (theater, opera, music, ballet, circus…) as well as amateur workshops, which attract a growing public. Furthermore, with its expanded audience capacity, the complex will help answer an increasing demand,” pointed out Jean-Claude BOULARD, Mayor of Le Mans, and President of Le Mans Metropole, in a recent Paris newspaper interview…

For more information on the theater at the Les Quinconces please visit their website at: http://www.theatre-espal.net/

About Remy DELAGE
Remy DELAGE, an electro-technical engineer by training, started out in the motion pictures industry, quickly joining in after graduating on the design of numerous movie post-production studios. Consultant to the Swiss composer, director and producer Rolf LIEBERMANN, Remy DELAGE collaborated with him on projects at the Vienna Opera, the Hamburg Opera and finally the Paris Opera. Remy DELAGE then worked on designing, building, restructuring and upgrading numerous theaters, operas and convention centers in France and Europe, among which the Comedie Francaise, Theatre National de Chaillot, Centre Georges Pompidou, Palais des Congrès de Nice (Acropolis). For over fifteen years, Remy DELAGE has been a consultant in technical scenography for electro-acoustics, stage lighting and video.

About Amadeus
Amadeus develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of high-end sound reinforcement loudspeakers, studio monitors and various signal processing interfaces that combine its own custom innovative technology with stylish design, for the professional audio industry. Created in 1992 from the collaboration between the French designer Bernard BYK and the scientist and musician Michel DELUC, the Amadeus brand has grown to become a leading supplier of high-end audio solutions and services for theaters, opera houses, museums, recording studios, research centers and touring concert sound rental operations. All development and product manufacturing is centralized in Amadeus headquarters in France, with field offices and authorized distributors located in Europe, Asia and UAE.

Contact Amadeus at info@amadeusaudio.fr or visit http://www.amadeusaudio.fr

Amadeus is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. All other registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Composer and Sound Designer Richard Devine Switches to Dangerous DAC & Monitor ST Controller

Atlanta-based electronic music and synthesizer wizard switches his monitor controller to the Dangerous Music Monitor ST & DAC ST and is astounded by the quality upgrade —

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Richard Devine in his Dangerous Music equipped studio

Edmeston, NYJuly 29, 2014Richard Devine is renowned as an electronic music composer and producer, as well as sound designer extraordinaire. From his Atlanta, Georgia studio, and his company Devinesound, he specializes in the creation of custom sound, music and audio environments for film, television, video games, audio hardware and software, interactive web-based environments, and more. Devine recently switched out his monitor controller for the Dangerous Music Monitor ST with the integrated Dangerous DAC ST D-to-A converter in his massive electronic music studio. “I realized I needed to get a separate DAC that could accommodate multiple digital sources and at the same time output clean transparent audio with a non-fatiguing sound, I didn’t hear any distortion, and could hear so much detail even monitoring at the lowest listening levels,” says Devine.

“The end results that I’ve gotten in the last few months that I’ve used the Monitor ST are incredible,” he adds. “The ST and DAC ST are one of the best investments I’ve made in my studio. I’m a complete believer, it’s blown my mind.”

Devine has already completed several projects using the Dangerous DAC and Monitor ST including sound design and effects for the video game Wolfenstein: New World Order, trailer music for Twisted Tools DarkMorph Sound Effects Library, and the new iPad app “iMPC“-based on the iconic MPC-60 line of drum machine/samplers-for Retroymns and Akai Professional.

Testing 1, 2, 3…
To check the sound of the Monitor ST and DAC ST Devine did some very specific listening test, “I A-B’d the Dangerous gear against my Apogee DA conversion, and also did some comparison tests with the U.A. Apollo, and UFX RME card; and the DAC ST was just spot-on gorgeous.” Devine noticed a marked improvement in sound quality at low volumes with the Monitor ST as well, “I like to mix at lower volumes, and with the ST even at low volumes you get all that macro, beautiful detail, which was interesting to me. I thought, ‘Wow! There’s an immediate difference!’” With his previous controller the quality was not so good at lower volumes, but that is solved with the Dangerous Monitor ST. “I understand now, I’m a believer,” he says, “Having a dedicated DAC for monitoring is essential, especially with these features.”

“I did some tests where I was mixing for longer periods of time and I realized I’m not getting any ear fatigue. The DAC ST and Monitor ST combo has this very silky, clean presence. I don’t hear any distortion. It has a Hi-Fi quality to it.” Devine wondered if there was some kind of distortion in the DA conversion with his previous monitor controller that was causing fatigue in the past. Whatever it was, it’s not present with the Dangerous Music gear, “It’s become a non-issue now,” says Devine.

Detailing his first experience with the Monitor ST and DAC ST, Devine recalls, “I was using another monitor controller before this and I was using the D-A converter in it, and I was always unhappy with the sound quality, I couldn’t really put my finger on what was going on. When I got the Dangerous Music Monitor ST and the DAC ST it was an immediate night and day difference, I was actually shocked! Because in my head I was thinking, ‘I wonder how much of a difference it’s really going to be: huge difference, small difference, or something I am not going to even notice?’-Because the other controller made the claim that theirs was ‘completely transparent’, but it didn’t sound transparent to my ears. Immediately when I first hooked up the Dangerous gear I was in shock for the first 20 minutes, it was like ‘Wow!’ And then I felt kind of stupid, ‘How did I neglect one of the most crucial components of my signal chain, my monitoring solution? How did I overlook this for so long?’ Which is absolutely just as important as the monitors and the room you’re mixing in. So I was glad to get the ST, it has such a transparent, clean sound.”

Regarding the ST remote’s programmability, Devine also appreciates the ability to store level settings, “It’s so cool that you can set up each of your input and output settings and store them. That’s genius. It’s so nice to have that flexibility all built-in to the remote. It seems like Dangerous Music have thought out really well all the scenarios that you might run into, and it’s very elegant and graceful how they’ve done it. It offers so much more than what my other controller did. I can’t tell you how happy I am!”

Project Usage: A New World Order
“I finished designing sounds for a game called Wolfenstein: New World Order, and I was tasked to make all these impact sounds, sounds that have a lot of low frequency content, a lot of metallic resonating drones, a lot of sounds of actual metal that I recorded,” he explains. “So there was a lot of low-end material, a lot of subwoofer action, because they wanted the sounds to be bigger than life. I have a wireless Bluetooth bar speaker system that’s in the middle of my monitoring area that I do references on for TV work and video games, to test what people might listen to on more of a conventional Hi-Fi-like system. And what was great about using the Monitor ST is that I was able to very quickly do comparison tests with the subwoofer and soundbar setup to see how accurate the bass levels were. And they translated almost perfectly every time for me, which was exactly what I was looking for. So I feel that I can trust the Monitor ST. You feel a lot more comfortable and confident in what you are doing if you can trust the equipment you are working on. I feel that I can be creative and not worry that there’s something not correct in the signal chain, something causing distortion, or jitter in the clock. Transparency is truth to me and I feel that the Monitor ST has revealed everything to a point where I can very-well trust it.”

On his sound design work, Devine has need for just what the DAC ST delivers, easily selectable inputs, “I use multiple sources for sound design and TV projects, I switch around from Pro Tools to Nuendo, to Logic, there’s lots of formats using various hardware. So I wanted to have a system where I could switch between having 4 different sources digitally and several analog sources that I could A-B against really quickly, and the ST was perfect for that. I have an Airport Express modem running into one port of the DAC ST so I can monitor iPod, iPhone, and then I have a CD player and analog outputs from my main mix down card, my Universal Audio Apollo. Then I have another source, my Yamaha DM2000, where I have all my synths and drum machines connected. It’s nice to be able to level match all these sources, you can do that very quickly with the ST remote. You have a reference of how loud things are irrespective of different devices that you have connected to the ST. I think that is really cool. The Monitor ST has been a dream.”

Dangerous Details
In his studio Devine uses several speakers including the Genelec 8250, with auto calibrated DSP and the Genelec sub, the Avantone Mix Cubes, and he is planning on getting a third pair of monitors. The Monitor ST can control switching between all three at the touch of a button on its remote control. “I have separate on and off switches for my Genelec sub, but what’s nice about the ST remote that I really love is that it’s all in one place, everything is easily right at your fingertips,” states Devine referring to the dedicated Subwoofer on and off and the subwoofer lo-pass filter buttons on the ST remote.

On the ST’s headphone monitoring, Devine says, “The headphone output is really nice and beefy and loud, it’s pristine, and you hear all the dynamics really well. I like to do a lot of headphone tests when I’m doing a mixdown on any project. I was pleasantly surprised about the headphone amp level, it has a super loud and clean, clear, and transparent un-fatiguing sound.”

Remembering how he first heard about Dangerous Music equipment, Devine explains, “I have a friend that’s a mastering engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area, Shawn Hatfield, and he’s mastered a good number of records for me. He used to be a producer making electronic music back in the early 90s like me. He’s got an incredible setup and an incredible set of ears for mastering electronic music. I had many discussions with him about correcting certain things in my studio and I noticed that he used the Dangerous Music gear and I was curious about that. He said it’s ‘mastering grade studio gear’ and said you ‘just can’t go wrong’ with it. He has the BAX EQ, and the Liaison to switch the signal chain up, he swears by that. He’s a firm believer. He raved about Dangerous Music to me: ‘If you want clean, pristine results without any kind of coloration – transparent and rock solid – you should check this gear out.’ That’s a good enough recommendation for me! If Shawn digs it then I will definitely go check it out. I really trust his ears.”

For more information about Richard Devine visit his website at: http://devinesound.net/

About Dangerous Music
Dangerous Music, Inc. designs and builds award-winning hardware products that are indispensable to any DAW-based recording, mixing or mastering environment. The Company pioneered the concept of the dedicated analog summing buss for digital audio workstations with the Dangerous 2-Bus in 2001. Today, Dangerous Music offers a wide range of products for recording, mastering, mixing and post-production facilities, all designed and built with mastering-quality standards and a practical aesthetic. Key products include the Dangerous 2-Bus and 2-Bus LT, Dangerous Monitor ST-SR, Dangerous D-Box, Dangerous Master, Dangerous Liaison, Dangerous Monitor, Dangerous Source, Dangerous BAX EQ, and the Dangerous Compressor.

For more information on Dangerous Music visit www.dangerousmusic.com phone 845-202-5100 or email: info@dangerousmusic.com

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Amadeus, Solid State Logic & Sonic Emotion Collaborate on ‘Palais en Jazz’ Live Music Event

Amadeus, Solid State Logic and Sonic Emotion offer listeners a Hi-Fi sound experience live outside in an historic square featuring international jazz greats Kelvin JONES, Thomas DUTRONC and Michel LEGRAND —

Amadeus, Solid State Logic and Sonic Emotion collaborated on the 2014 'Palais en Jazz' event in France

Paris, France – July 28, 2014 – Amadeus, based in France, one of the premiere manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems and custom studio speakers, collaborated with Solid State Logic consoles and Sonic Emotion, with their ’3D sound’ Wave 1 processor, on an amazing outdoor event June 28 and 29, ‘Palais en Jazz‘ located at the Imperial Palace Compiègne, a royal residence built for Louis XV and restored by Napoleon located in northern France.

The event featured AmadeusPMX, DIVA and MAESTRO speaker systems, delivering a Hi-Fi sound to the outdoor audience who enjoyed internationally renowned jazz artists Kelvin JONES, Thomas DUTRONC and Michel LEGRAND. This is the third year for the Palais en Jazz event and the sold out crowd enjoyed every minute of the music performances, responding with enthusiastic applause throughout the evening. The event was co-sponsored by Amadeus, Solid State Logic and Sonic Emotion and produced by ROCKSQUARE, a French production company.

Philippe GUERINET, Director of International Sales for SSL and CEO of SSL France, said about the event, “True to the high quality standard of the ‘Palais en Jazz’ event, the synergy between high-end digital equipment worked to the fullest extent possible, whether it was the digital SSL, Sonic Emotion’s Wave 1 processor or Amadeus’s DIVA sound reinforcement system. The whole system was easily and quickly set up by the technical staff, in spite of very challenging weather conditions.”

“With partners of such quality as Amadeus and Sonic Emotion, and the support of excellent technicians, we knew that a exceptional technical event was to come, on top of an exceptional musical event. The performances by the musicians on stage allowed us to appreciate the musical excellence of the digital chain set up for the occasion, as well as its reliability, in view of the exacting operating conditions imposed by the weather,” explains Philippe GUERINET.

Offering some background on the new SSL Live console, Philippe GUERINET adds, “From the onset, the SSL Live L500 console caused an exceptional stir, whether in France or abroad. As soon as the system became available, it was adopted by major tours: Peter GABRIEL, Carlos SANTANA, and in France by Christophe MAÉ, Amel BENT and Chinese Man. In parallel to these achievements on the touring side, prominent fixed installations such as the Théâtre National du Quartz and INA, have also adopted the SSL L500.”

Live L500 console Solid State Logic

“The ‘Sonic Wave I 3D‘ sound processor maximizes the listening experience of a live show by creating spatial sound reinforcement to entertain the entire audience, no matter where they are positioned,” explains Etienne CORTEEL, Chief Science Officer at Sonic Emotion Labs. “This unique experience of producing a pure high definition 3D sound experience complemented by Amadeus loudspeakers is a simplified adaptation for any live venue transitioning from a stereo format with the ability to precisely position and move sound sources allowing even further control over the audio environment.”

“Based on sound field control with its foundation of wave field synthesis, the 3D sound created from Sonic Emotion’s technology allows the professional venue and sound designer the ability to create a natural 3D sound field using a limited number of loudspeakers, or as many as 64, to provide listeners with an experience of a ‘sweet spot’ that expands across the entire room, no matter where listeners are positioned,” adds Etienne CORTEEL.

One of the finest specimens of France’s architectural heritage and the former residence of the kings of France, and emperors Napoleon and Napoleon III, the Imperial Palace Compiègne hosts the ‘Palais en Jazz’ festival every year, on the last week-end of June. Initiated in 2012 by Emmanuel STARCKY, director of the national museums and the estates of the Compiègne and Blérancourt castles, along with and producers Hugo BRUGIERE and Gaetan BYK, from ROCKSQUARE, Palais en Jazz was born of a common ambition to blend times and cultures and eliminate the boundaries between them.

“Our goal was to create a popular event that would bring alive modern music in a historical setting ordinarily very removed from the genre,” says Emmanuel STARCKY, Director of the National Museums and the estates of the Compiègne and Blérancourt castles. Following in the footsteps of Manu KATCHÉ, China MOSES, Kyle EASTWOOD, Dee Dee BRIDGEWATER, Dominique FILLON and Peter CINCOTTTI, who performed in past year’s events, this year Palais en Jazz presented French singer and musician Thomas DUTRONC, and Michel LEGRAND, a pianist, singer, author, producer and famed composer of hundreds of film scores, songs, operas and cult jazz albums.

Michel Legrand on stage at 'Palais en Jazz'

“The success of Palais en Jazz rests, among other things, on the quality of the team of partners behind it and the support they provide. In addition to the festival’s established associates, public and private, several equipment manufacturers stepped in and acquired prominent roles in the event’s production,” explains Hugo BRUGIERE, co-producer of the festival. “The quality of the solutions and technologies implemented by Amadeus, Solid State Logic and Sonic Emotion, some of which were specially developed for the occasion, makes this great human, entrepreneurial and artistic adventure also a technological one!” adds Hugo BRUGIERE.

Describing his initial experience at the Palais en Jazz event, FOH engineer Emmanuel FEYRABEND (who has mixed Brad SCOTT, Veronique SANSON, Claude NOUGARO, Mylene FARMER, Johnny HALLYDAY, Florent PAGNY… and many others) recalls, “When I arrived on site, I was introduced to the WFS process by Arnault DAMIEN from Euphonia. He had been charged by the festival to implement this arrangement, in connection with the standard Amadeus-built system, designed by Michel DELUC. There was little time to do the Michel LEGRAND Trio sound-check. It was pouring rain, and the ‘horizontal’ system was shielded from the rain. Given the time constraints, I opted for safety and focused on the vertical DIVA XL system.”

“After the sound check, with engineers Arnault DAMIEN and Lucas HOURDIN from Juke Box Limited, we decided to feed the WFS system with post-fader stems from all instruments and voices. Arnault was able to deliver to each and every listener an identical spatial imaging of the show! It was just staggering. The FOH system simply disappeared in terms of where the sound sources originated. Of course, the very subtle characteristics and the natural color of the Amadeus system were essential that night in achieving this compelling sonic image. The combination of Amadeus, WFS and SSL Live was fantastic. My only desire would be to work with the same arrangement again, as soon as possible,” said Emmanuel FEYRABEND, obviously having enjoyed the working with the sound system. “It’s an experience that’s halfway between the power of a sound reinforcement system and the subtlety of the best Hi-Fi loudspeakers. Strange, and incredibly good at the same time.”

Emmanuel FEYRABEND is currently in residence as an engineer at Paris’ Studios de la Chine, which features acoustic design and custom mains speakers by Amadeus, and he equates his experiences both in the studio and live in a similar fashion which is quite unique in the sound reinforcement industry, “Color, perfect stereo imaging and low-end detail spring to mind when I’m lucky enough to work with Amadeus systems. The Studio de la Chine is an outstanding achievement in terms of acoustics. The marriage between Amadeus and acoustics, devised by Michel DELUC, is a noteworthy accomplishment.”

For more information on Amadeus please visit www.amadeusaudio.fr and Solid State Logic at www2.solidstatelogic.com and Sonic Emotion at www2.sonicemotion.com

About Amadeus
Amadeus develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of high-end sound reinforcement loudspeakers, studio monitors and various signal processing interfaces that combine its own custom innovative technology with stylish design, for the professional audio industry. Created in 1992 from the collaboration between the French designer Bernard BYK and the scientist and musician Michel DELUC, the Amadeus brand has grown to become a leading supplier of high-end audio solutions and services for theaters, opera houses, museums, recording studios, research centers and touring concert sound rental operations. All development and product manufacturing is centralized in Amadeus headquarters in France, with field offices and authorized distributors located in Europe, Asia and UAE.

Contact Amadeus at info@amadeusaudio.fr or visit http://www.amadeusaudio.fr

Amadeus is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. All other registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Focal Now Shipping New “Alpha” Powered Studio Monitors in 3 Models

Three new models of active near field monitors offer Focal quality-sound with home studio affordability now shipping in the US and Canada —

New Focal powered monitors, Alpha 80, Alpha 65, & Alpha 50

New Focal powered monitors, Alpha 80, Alpha 65, & Alpha 50

Montreal, CanadaJune 25, 2014 — Renowned French speaker designer Focal Professional, with their North American Distributor Audio Plus Services, have announced that their latest “Alpha” monitors are now shipping in the US and Canada. The new monitors are available in 3 sizes, Alpha 50, Alpha 65, and Alpha 80, with 5”, 6.5” and 8” woofers respectively. The new monitors offer legendary Focal sound at an affordable price for home studio musicians and DJs creating and listening to their own music and remixes. The monitors are easily integrated into many types of music environments; even small untreated home studios. Focal Alpha monitors are very natural sounding, yet highly revealing and present a very even tonal balance from low to high volumes. In addition, the new monitors were designed to have a ‘wide sweet spot’ to help mixing in challenging, smaller studio environments. Priced per monitor, the Alpha series ranges from $349 for Alpha 50, $449 for Alpha 65 to $599 for Alpha 80.

“Focal is famous for great sounding monitors that professionals around the world in many types of music production rely on daily,” says Simon Cote, National Pro Audio Sales Manager at Audio Plus Services. “Previously the realm of mastering engineers, top mix and recording engineers, and high-end post production studios, now everyone can afford the Focal quality sound and unique monitor design in their own home music studios with the new Alpha monitor series. These new monitors use many of the same technologies in our CMS series such as the polyglass woofers, but are available at a lower cost. We did not compromise the amplifiers in the Alpha series and use the traditional Focal bi-amped Class AB models.”

Key ingredients in the success of previous Focal monitors such as the Solo6 be, Twin6 be and SM9 models are also used in the new Alpha series including custom made Focal inverted dome tweeters which offer more dynamics and less directivity, manufactured in rigid aluminum for lower distortion. The Focal-designed polyglass cones in each woofer reveal a neutral sound with less distortion in the low mid and mid frequencies. And Focal has voiced each model the same regardless of the woofer size, even with the increase in mid and low mid output with the size of the woofer, the monitor’s character is designed to remain the same. The 8-inch model is specifically designed not to create a ‘scooped’ mid range sound (like many other comparably-sized monitors), but to balance the mids and add more punch.

As commonly found on all Focal monitors is a bass-reflex front-ported cabinet allowing placement of monitors nearer to walls while still projecting correct imaging and low-end. The speaker drivers are paired with powerful bi-amped Class AB amplifiers allowing increased dynamics, high SPL, and also include thermal protection and electronic protection with a built-in limiter and compressor. Alpha monitors include a unique ‘Auto-Standby Mode’ where if no audio signal is present for 30 minutes, the speaker automatically goes into power standby, while ‘Auto-Power On’ is activated in the monitor by audio signal detection. The monitors have balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs, 6dB of gain sensitivity, and Low Frequency and High Frequency variable shelving to help match the monitor’s output to their studio environment.

The new Alpha series monitors are available now from dealers in the US and Canada, for more information on the monitors visit the Focal Professional website: http://www.focalprofessional.com/en/239-alpha

About Focal
Since its foundation, Focal has grown to become one of the world’s leading Hi-Fi and professional loudspeaker companies. Headquartered in Saint-Etienne, France, it is now internationally recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacture of drivers for Hi-Fi and professional loudspeakers. Focal is also a pre-eminent designer and manufacturer of for car-audio and pro-audio. The company’s key strength is its complete integration and quality control of the loudspeaker manufacturing process, from the design of speaker driver units, cabinets and crossovers, to the assembly of the finished product. Focal maintains an intense, continual research program and development in speaker driver technologies. Five patents have been registered to Focal since 2003. Please visit: http://www.focal-fr.com and http://www.audioplusservices.com

About Audio Plus Services
Established in 1979, Audio Plus Services is a leading North American importer and distributor of premium consumer and professional electronics brands including Focal monitors, Moon mic pre, Vovox cables and Lauten Audio microphones. Based in Montreal with U.S facilities in Champlain, NY, Audio Plus has sales personnel located throughout the United States to professionally service their active roster of more than 300 specialty A/V and Pro Audio dealers. Audio Plus specializes in products and services for the professional audio and performing musician markets, and the home theater and custom integration (CI) market – both residential and commercial – for North America. For more information about Audio Plus Services visit their website at http://www.audioplusservices.com/ or call (800) 663-9352

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Amadeus Chosen as Winner in French ‘PM’Up’ Business Development Contest

Amadeus is sole audio company to win in prestigious Ile-de-France economic competition that rewards companies with funding for future development —

Amadeus have won the prestigious PM'Up Ile-de-France economic development competition

Paris, France – June 10, 2014 – Amadeus, based in France, one of the premiere manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems and custom studio speakers, announced today that it has received the honor of winning the ‘PM’Up’ Ile-de-France economic development competition (http://www.iledefrance.fr/competence/pm).

Amadeus was the only audio company to win out of over 228 entries. The funds are to be used over 3 years for supply diversification, international development and equipment and material investments. Amadeus has recently seen growth in the Asian audio markets and regionally in Europe and especially France in institutional installations, such as the National Museum of Natural History (France), French Institute for Science about Music and Sound (IRCAM), National Audiovisual Institute (INA), and the Philharmonie de Paris. The funds won by Amadeus, 99 110 €, will help spur investment in furthering these and other business directions for Amadeus.

Established in 2008 by the Région Île-de-France, PM’Up supports small and medium-sized businesses that exhibit a high potential for growth and job creation. Île-de-France is the wealthiest and most populated of the twenty-seven administrative regions of France.

Jean-Paul HUCHON, the President of the Conseil Regional (Regional Council) of Île-de-France points out, “PM’Up was established to support innovating, dynamic and responsible businesses with their structuring projects, in order to stimulate their growth.”

“Joining the PM’Up network alongside hundreds of high-potential SMB in the Île-de-France region’s ecosystem is a true honor,” declares Bernard BYK, head of Amadeus. “It also provides Amadeus with a wonderful opportunity to benefit from custom assistance and advising, and financial support from the Region Île-de-France. It will allow us to increase our production capacity, invest towards the launch of new products and services, create new jobs, gain new markets abroad and confirm our sustainable growth strategy.”

“Amadeus embodies the alliance of high technology and traditional know-how,” explains Antoine PALLUD, SMB advisor at the Direction du Développement Economique et de l’Innovation. “The Region Île-de-France is committed to championing businesses who believe in innovation, values, and job creation. It supports Amadeus in its expansion, most notably abroad, confident that the company will contribute to extending the influence of the region, as well as its economic growth.”

Companies who apply to PM’Up must submit an ambitious program, which may include launching new products, optimizing the company’s value chain (quality process, modernizing, partnerships, economic intelligence). The plan can also pertain to exports development, sales growth such as setting up subsidiaries or a franchise, or implementing a Corporate Social Responsibility program. The nominated businesses can obtain up to 250,000 euro in funding and benefit from assistance in the definition and implementation of their growth strategy.

The selection of PM’Up winners is made by a jury of individuals intimately involved and knowledgeable about each of the business sectors targeted: Eco-activities, Mechanics, Materials and Industrial Performance, Sustainable Mobility and Transport, ICT, High Tech, Digital and Digital Design, Health and Life Sciences, Design / Culture / Entertainment, and more.

About Amadeus
Amadeus develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of high-end sound reinforcement loudspeakers, studio monitors and various signal processing interfaces that combine its own custom innovative technology with stylish design, for the professional audio industry. Created in 1992 from the collaboration between the French designer Bernard BYK and the scientist and musician Michel DELUC, the Amadeus brand has grown to become a leading supplier of high-end audio solutions and services for theaters, opera houses, museums, recording studios, research centers and touring concert sound rental operations. All development and product manufacturing is centralized in Amadeus headquarters in France, with field offices and authorized distributors located in Europe, Asia and UAE.

Contact Amadeus at info@amadeusaudio.fr or visit http://www.amadeusaudio.fr

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CEntrance Releases New “Mini-M8″ at T.H.E. Show

New, slimmer version of best-selling HiFi-M8 designed for In-Ear Monitors —

The new Mini-M8 portable DAC from CEntrance

Newport Beach, CAMay 28, 2014CEntrance, Inc. a leader in portable digital audio technology is heading to the T.H.E. Show Newport. The Newport Beach exhibition is Southern California’s largest gathering of the audiophile community. At the show, CEntrance will release its new Mini-M8(tm) (‘Mini Mate’) portable DAC. The new product is a slimmer version of the Company’s best-selling HiFi-M8, and has several enhancements including compatibilty with in-ear monitors (IEM). The Mini-M8 will be available for pre-ordering at the show.

“We are very excited to be offering a version of our HiFi-M8 specifically designed for in-ear monitors,” said Michael Goodman, Managing Director of CEntrance. “The new Mini-M8 has a longer battery life, two additional inputs and it’s thirty-percent slimmer than the original, all for under $600.”

“Our customers will also be happy to know that the ultra-powerful HiFi-M8 is back in stock as well!” added Goodman.

In addition to the new product announcement, CEntrance is revealing “GloveAudio,” a brand extension, which will focus on small amplifiers for existing MP3 players.

Come meet CEntrance in the Headphonium Pavilion at the 2014 T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach, CA, May 30-June 1, and say hello to Managing Director Michael Goodman and Business Development Director Bill Ford. For more information on the show visit: http://theshownewport.com/visitors/index.html

CEntrance is expanding its dealer network. To inquire, please call +1 (847) 581-0500 or e-mail at sales@centrance.com.

About CEntrance, Inc.
Founded in 2000, CEntrance develops innovative audio entertainment products and licenses its technology to industry leading brands, such as Playback Designs, Bel Canto, Benchmark, PS Audio, and Lavry. Our portable recording and playback solutions have earned enthusiastic endorsements from artists such as Harry Shearer, Nathan East and Will Lee, and mastering engineers Bob Katz, Brian Gardner and sound designer Frank Serafine, among many others. CEntrance is headquartered in Chicago and distributes its products worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.CEntrance.com

All Trademarks are the property of their respective holders. Mini-M8(tm), HiFi-M8(tm), MicPort(tm), AxePort(tm), DACport(tm), DACmini(tm), MasterClass(tm) and Audiophile Desktop(tm) are trademarks or registered trademarks of CEntrance, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Jonathan Wyner Adds New ‘Dangerous Compressor’ to his Very Dangerous Mastering Studio

Cambridge-based engineer continues to grow his Dangerous Music-equipped studio adding the new Dangerous Compressor—

Jonathan Wyner adds new Dangerous Compressor

Edmeston, NYMay 27, 2014 - Longtime mastering engineer Jonathan Wyner has added the newly released Dangerous Compressor to his already well-stocked Dangerous Music-equipped studio. Wyner’s Cambridge, MA based studio sports the Dangerous Music Master, Liaison and BAX EQ as well. Wyner is a Grammy-Nominated engineer who has mastered over 5,000 CDs so far in his nearly 30-year career. “The first thing I noticed about the Dangerous Compressor was the signal path through the compressor,” he says. “It gives a subtly warm presence while remaining open and retaining transparency. Yesterday I was working on a single for Josh Groban and I was able to tighten the dynamics very gently while maintaining the subtlety and nuance of his incredible vocal performance. The sound of the box is superlative.”

When asked how Wyner found out about Dangerous Music products, he recalls, “I have known [Dangerous product designer] Chris Muth for many years. I’ve worked for almost 30 years as a mastering engineer, and Chris was occasionally a resource for us dealing with technical issues, or we had occasion to communicate about other things. It was really through Chris’ reputation that I was drawn to the Dangerous Music products when they established the company.”

Mastering engineers evaluate, choose and use audio gear for very specific reasons related to their craft, Wyner explains one of the most import gear tests for his ear, “I suppose the first thing that I would say related to the Dangerous Music Compressor is that mastering engineers are attracted to pristine and excellent components in their signal path, especially when it comes to processing analog audio. The sound of the signal path through the Dangerous Compressor, and the quality of the sound even when you just deploy the gain, is really quite lovely.”

“It’s not what I would call 100-percent transparent,” relays Wyner, “in the sense that you hear there is something there, but what it gives to the signal path has a subtle, kind of ‘euphonic bloom’ if you will, in the mid-range. But it’s really subtle enough so you don’t feel like you’re changing balances or losing depth or detail, it just adds a ‘niceness factor’ if you will. So just right off the bat: the sound of the box, the signal path, is excellent. So that clears hurdle number one for me as a mastering engineer.”

Diving into some specifics on the features of the Dangerous Compressor, Wyner says, “The Side-Chain facility that’s built into the Compressor has been showing up in more and more compression tools, both in the way Dangerous has implemented an internal side-chain filter, or the ability to plug in an external side-chain. It’s not a new concept, but it’s very well implemented in the Dangerous Compressor. Just having that facility integrated and being able to go with their relatively gentle high-pass filter – or something a little bit more specific if that’s what you need – that makes it very convenient.”

Noting some of the other controls, Wyner adds, “The way that the stereo controls are ganged is wonderful and makes a lot of sense. The ability to tweak time constants individually, but maintaining a single gain and threshold control is a neat feature. The detector is so very smooth, it reminds me of the classic compressors we have all come to love. The Auto-Time constants, the attack and release, work very well – of course sometimes you want to turn it off, but I leave it in Auto mode more often with the Dangerous Compressor than I do with other compressors.”

“The Smart Dynamics button is a neat feature where, from my impression, it’s almost like having a very subtle ‘transient designer’ on the top of the dynamic range,” he continues. “So in other words when the compressor is IN it doesn’t feel like the transients are ‘smeared’ in the same way that it does with other compressors. I find it’s really well designed, it’s really easy to use, it sounds great and you can really lay into it and not immediately recognize the signature of the compressor. It retains sonic purity with very little added distortion. The Smart Dynamics feature helps address the level issue in a really great way that let’s me use less of, or even turn off, my digital limiter!”

“At this point the Dangerous Compressor has taken the place of my main compressor, a place to start,” says Wyner about his overall mastering rig and gear choices, “should I need compression – but even without compression I’m often running audio through the Dangerous Compressor and just using it for gain. The ganged output control in stereo mode is genius.”

Even though Wyner is one of the top mastering engineers around, and knows exactly how to tweak a compressor to do exactly what he needs it to, he still says about the new Dangerous Music Compressor, “I appreciate just how easy it is to use…and the design is very attractive!”

Turning to another fairly new and unique piece of Dangerous Music gear in his setup, Wyner offers, “The Dangerous BAX EQ is a device that allows you to mimic the kind of tone controls that consumers find on old-school stand-alone amplifiers, and the shape of the filter – the ‘Baxandall filter’ – is different from what most audio engineers have on their mixing desks. It has a different sound. I’m not sure how many people have ever had the experience of being able to compare what happens when you turn up the treble on your home receiver verses turning up a shelving EQ on a mixing desk, but they sound different, they’ve got a different shape. So having that in the toolkit, something that’s very broad, that has a more gradual slope to the filter, so it’s not sharp – it’s airier – it’s a lovely tool to have.”

“The thing that really sold me on the BAX EQ is the high pass filter. An analog high-pass filter sounds different to me than one that is designed and implemented in DSP. I haven’t found a plug-in high-pass filter that sounds nearly as smooth. I think that the BAX has a high-pass that sounds very transparent for an analog filter. There’s less phase shift and the audio usually survives the path through the filter,” reveals Wyner. “The high-pass filter just sounds great.”

“There’s also a low-pass filter on BAX that has a setting all the way out at 70khz – which is way up above anything that we can necessarily hear – but, as it drops down and touches just the top part of the audible signal, it’s got a nice way of taking out a little bit of harshness, or edginess, that will creep into mixes when somebody is using a lot of signal processing. I’ve never found a Low-Pass filter to be of use in mastering until the BAX EQ. I really like the BAX filters a lot!”

“The Dangerous Liaison is incredibly exciting,” exclaims Wyner. Where some people may think of the Liaison as mainly an analog switching box with patching memory storage, Wyner says, “To have a device that lets you so facilely and easily switch between processors, swap the order of processors, do quick A-B comparisons of signal chains. It makes my work better!”

“I use all of the Liaison‘s facilities, it mates with my Dangerous Master so that I can use one path to feed one input and either do parallel processing or not. And the other path feeds the Dangerous Master’s integrated mid-side (“S&M”) processor. I can take any of my analog boxes and implement them either in parallel processing mode or in mid-side mode,” explains Wyner. The Dangerous Master’s mid-side capabilities allow separate control of the stereo signal in terms of “center and sides” as opposed to just “left and right,” letting the engineer correct problems and enhance the stereo image of the track in ways that are impossible to execute just working in straight L-R stereo.

“It’s just as important as your greatest EQ, to have something to help you do that kind of switching,” he continues about the Liaison. “It’s important in the same way that A-B comparison between processed and unprocessed audio is at the heart of the mastering engineers’ craft. So it’s really exciting! When I first saw the Liaison, I said, ‘I have to have this!’ – it was just the same kind of excitement that I get when I hear a box that does something and you say: ‘Wow! It sounds great!’” [laughs]

Asked if the transparency that a mastering engineer requires in equipment like the Liaison is evident, Wyner agrees, “Absolutely. I don’t notice the Liaison introducing any color whatsoever. It’s virtually noise-free.”

Like the Liaison, the Dangerous Master transfer console is key to Wyner’s mastering setup and the fact that it has a streamlined feature set is fine since it has all the correct ones for mastering. “The basic commentary about the Liaison applies to the Master,” concludes Wyner. “It’s just noise-free, simple, makes life better, it’s really easy to switch things in and out in my analog chain. Plus the Master offers excellent stepped gain on the input and the output as well.” The Master is the most current version of the ‘mastering console’ design that Chris Muth has been making customized versions of for many years, specifically for individual mastering engineers at studios such as Sterling Sound.

Jonathan Wyner has mastered more than 5000 CD’s during the last 25 years spanning every musical idiom. A few selected artists he’s worked with include, Aimee Mann, Apples In Stereo, The Magnetic Fields, The Residents, Steppenwolf, The London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Thompson, Phish, Nirvana, Miles Davis, Laura Nyro, Juliana Hatfield, James Taylor, Dizzy Gillespie, DEVO, David Bowie, Crosby Stills Nash and Young (CSNY), Aerosmith, Chicago, and Bruce Springsteen; and he’s worked with dozens of top record labels, from BMG, EMI, Geffen and A&M to Sub Pop, Sony, Arista, Capitol and Columbia.

Wyner holds an AB in French Horn and Composition from Vassar College, NY and is a professor of music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music in Boston. A recording engineer since 1983, Wyner began a career in Mastering in 1985 when the compact disc format was first released. He studied digital mastering with one of the pioneers in the field for 5 years prior to establishing his own company, M Works Mastering. In 2005 Jonathan received a Grammy nomination for producing a program for Deborah Henson-Conant with orchestra, entitled ‘Invention and Alchemy’ that aired nationally on PBS. Wyner prides himself in the fact that he is among the elite group of mastering engineers to have run the Boston marathon in under 3 hours repeatedly. This year he measured the SPL at the Boston marathon from a runner’s perspective. Talk about loudness wars!

Find out more about mastering engineer Jonathan Wyner at: http://www.m-works.com

About Dangerous Music
Dangerous Music, Inc. designs and builds award-winning hardware products that are indispensable to any DAW-based recording, mixing or mastering environment. The Company pioneered the concept of the dedicated analog summing buss for digital audio workstations with the Dangerous 2-Bus in 2001. Today, Dangerous Music offers a wide range of products for recording, mastering, mixing and post-production facilities, all designed and built with mastering-quality standards and a practical aesthetic. Key products include the Dangerous 2-Bus and 2-Bus LT, Dangerous Monitor ST-SR, Dangerous D-Box, Dangerous Master, Dangerous Liaison, Dangerous Monitor, Dangerous Source, Dangerous BAX EQ, and the Dangerous Compressor.

For more information on Dangerous Music visit http://www.dangerousmusic.com phone 845-202-5100 or email: info@dangerousmusic.com

All trademarks are the property of their respective holders. Description and specifications are subject to change without notice.

ASIIS Demonstrating Amadeus Speakers at Surabaya Music Expo

Indonesian distributor for Amadeus is showing the newly released Amadeus ML 8 subwoofer and PMX 4 ultra-compact speakers — Surabaya, Indonesia –

Amadeus ML 8 subwoofer and PMX 4 speakers

April 24, 2014 – ASIIS, the distributor for Amadeus products in Indonesia, today began demonstrating the newest Amadeus products, the ML 8 subwoofer and PMX 4 ultra-compact speakers at the Surabaya Music Expo (SMEX), April 24-27th. The four-day show is expected to bring 20,000 visitors to see the variety of music products offered. More information about the Surabaya Music Expo event is available at: http://surabayamusicexpo.com

Andy M. SUTIKNO, CEO at ASIIS, says, “ASIIS is excited to get the word out about the new Amadeus ML 8 subwoofer and PMX 4. We feel that once people hear the speakers they will realize what a great sound is possible in such a compact size. We are already getting a warm reception for the new Amadeus speakers at the Expo.”

The PMX 4 speaker is designed for sound professionals wishing to combine high sonic fidelity with ultra-compact format for space-limited installation or live use. This new 4-inch coaxial speaker, the most compact in its line, completes the Amadeus PMX Series speaker line which includes the 15, 12, 10, 8 and 5-inch models, each available in passive, self-powered and EtherSound-enabled versions.

The ML 8 is the smallest member of Amadeus’ ML Series of subwoofers that now range from 8-inches to dual 18-inch models. In the same way as the other subwoofers in the ML line, the newly developed ML 8 is built around a proprietary internal reinforcement structure designed to neutralize any standing waves and to suppress energy loss caused by vibrations. This unique construction technique creates, among other things, a dramatic cut in the level of cabinet coloration of the sound using a combination of interlocking panels arranged in two perpendicular planes. The ML 8 draws 600 watts peak from the line, under an 8-ohm impedance and produces 118 dB peak SPL.

Initially available in a highly resistant black (water-soluble) paint finish, the PMX 4 and ML 8 are also available in several different standard colors. Every speaker can also be ordered in a ‘made-to-measure’ finish, based on registered or non-registered colors and/or materials. The PMX 4 can be manufactured in standard premium-grade Baltic Birch or in special woods such as Wenge, Wacapou, Wamara, Ebony from Africa, and more traditional timbers such as White Sycamore and Oak. To offer more possibilities for the ML 8, the cabinet and the acoustical fabric covering the front grill can each have a different color.

For a private demo of the Amadeus speakers at the ASIIS booth during the SMEX please call 08122659116 or 02717088838.

About ASIIS
ASIIS is a subsidiary distribution company of AUDIO TEKHNIKA, a high-end system integrator for Home Audio, Studio and Professional Sound venues. The Indonesian Company, based in the central Java city of Danukusuman, also does Smart Building, Karaoke, Theater, Rentals and Concert Sound. ASIIS’ reputation is built on past results from its customers’ satisfaction, which has proven to be very effective for future sales through word of mouth all over Indonesia. Visit the ASIIS website here: http://asiis-indonesia.com/

About Surabaya Music Expo
Surabaya Music Expo is a great event that helps the professionals and enthusiasts of the music industry to come and connect with each other and to gain significant ideas and detailed news and information. The show offers a great platform and modern ideas and techniques with the professionals and also helps the professionals to learn about the latest developments and discuss the new trends that have been developed in the sector in the modern days. The main aim of the event is to develop and promote the industry and to enhance the knowledge and new ideas and modern opportunities that have been associated with the industry. More information about the Surabaya Music Expo event is available at: http://surabayamusicexpo.com

About Amadeus
Amadeus develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of high-end sound reinforcement loudspeakers, studio monitors and various signal processing interfaces that combine its own custom innovative technology with stylish design, for the professional audio industry. Created in 1992 from the collaboration between the French designer Bernard BYK and the scientist Michel DELUC, the Amadeus brand has grown to become a leading supplier of high-end audio solutions and services for theaters, opera houses, recording studios, research centers and touring concert sound rental operations. All development and product manufacturing is centralized in Atelier 33 headquarters in France, with field offices and authorized distributors located in Europe, Asia and UAE.

Contact Amadeus at info@amadeusaudio.fr for purchasing information. Or visit http://www.amadeusaudio.fr

ML 8, PMX 4, DIVA, UDX and Amadeus are registered trademarks of Atelier 33, SA. All rights reserved. Patents pending. All other registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Dangerous Music Products In Demand at Busy Music Production Group

With top producers & songwriters at ‘The AND Group’ already using Dangerous Music gear, management is getting calls from their other clients to get Dangerous too —

Lucas Keller with artist David Hodges

Edmeston, NYApril 9, 2013 – When top producers and writers collaborate in the studio with other artists-DJs and like-minded music professionals – the exposure to key pieces of gear often gets noted and talked about as one watches the other and hears just how great it sounds. This is happening at a somewhat alarming pace with Dangerous Music equipment at The AND Group, a collection of music management and media companies who are working with some of today’s top music insiders and hit makers.

“We’re a hybrid between a traditional artist management company, a publishing licensing company, and an experiential marketing company for brands,” says company co-founder Lucas Keller. “The marketing we do is specific to music and entertainment, a field that we already understand well on the management side. We started The AND Group last summer as a boutique company, but additionally we have access to licensing in TV and film, the commercial ad world, and directly to brands.”

Their artists are loving the Dangerous gear already, “I haven’t found anything out there like Dangerous Music. Their D-Box ties my whole studio together,” says multi-Grammy winner David Hodges (Evanescence, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Christina Perri). “As a monitoring system, it is intuitive and versatile, clean and powerful. As a summing unit, it gives a warmth and clarity to everything I work on – from pop tracks to country sessions, to rock mixes. The fact that I get two vital pieces of hardware in one without sacrificing any quality makes the D-Box a must-have.”

Keller adds, “Some of our artists are using the Dangerous gear in the studio and we are introducing it to some of the other artists we manage when they get together with those guys. I’m about to get our client, DJ LA Riots, turned onto Dangerous Music too, as there’s a need for gear of this quality in the DJ world. We are finding that a lot of our guys that we put together, they go in the studio with someone like David Hodges or Nolan Lambroza (Pit Bull, Christina Aguilera, Justin Beiber), and afterwards they are asking about getting the Dangerous gear for themselves. There’s a hundred pieces of rack gear in the studio and they say: ‘Hey, I was at Hodges’ place today, tell me more about Dangerous Music’ – which I found exciting! I actually am getting lots of calls and emails from our artists about Dangerous gear and wanting to put it into their own studios and production work flow.”

Other artists at The AND Group also love the gear, “The Dangerous D-Box brings depth and adds tasteful separation that you simply can’t achieve in the box,” states PJ Bianco (Demi Lovato, Sean Paul, Mya, Iyaz, Jonas Brothers). And Steven Miller adds, “I love the Dangerous D-Box. No other unit that I’ve seen accomplishes what it does. Between the monitoring, headphone amp and summing mixer, it makes my job increasingly easier; and the music I make sounds 100-times better.” Miller has worked with Pierce the Veil, The Veronica’s, and Skillet among many other acts.

Delving into why they started The AND Group, Keller says, “Two things that I think for a lot of artists were really not available10 years ago to align themselves with: Nobody put their music in a TV commercial, nobody did a brand presenting a tour. We wanted to bring those services in- house. The name ‘The And Group” happened by accident, we are actually three sub-companies, Milk and Honey, which is our artist management company, Third and Verse, which is our music publishing and licensing company, we have offices in New York and Nashville for that as well, and then a company called Sneakers and Bowties, which is our brand marketing company. We needed to buy a ‘.com’ so that’s how the name came about, The AND Group.”

Lucas is using the Dangerous Source monitor controller with his speakers at his desk, and agrees that having a sound controller that you can trust and will really let you hear the music track is important. “The Dangerous Source is amazing. It’s important for us that we’re listening through the right amps and monitors and systems, so we hear the music as clearly and accurately as possible. For our work with Sol Republic headphones it’s all about audio, with very, very picky DJs, who are very choosy about which headphones they’ll use or not use. And it’s all about music. We’re creating everything from commercial spots, and syncing our music in them, to doing deals directly with these guys that are DJs and producers and creatives. People are constantly listening to music at our company – we have music in the hallways!”

Check out The AND Group for more information at: facebook.com/theandgroup

About Dangerous Music
Dangerous Music, Inc. designs and builds award-winning hardware products that are indispensable to any DAW-based recording, mixing or mastering environment. The Company pioneered the concept of the dedicated analog summing buss for digital audio workstations with the Dangerous 2-Bus in 2001. Today, Dangerous Music offers a wide range of products for recording, mastering, mixing and post-production facilities, all designed and built with mastering-quality standards and a practical aesthetic. Key products include the Dangerous 2-Bus and 2-Bus LT, Dangerous Monitor ST-SR, Dangerous D-Box, Dangerous Master, Dangerous Liaison, Dangerous Monitor, Dangerous Source, Dangerous BAX EQ, and the Dangerous Compressor.

For more information on Dangerous Music visit http://www.dangerousmusic.com phone 845-202-5100 or email: info@dangerousmusic.com

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