*** Jeff Keith in Wheatstone’s audio processing lab ***
New Bern, NC – March 2014… As one of the world’s premiere designers and manufacturers of professional broadcast audio equipment under the Wheatstone and Audioarts Engineering brand names, Wheatstone Corporation’s product development labs exercise the most stringent quality control procedures at every step of the development cycle. For this reason, the ability to know precisely how something will sound is a mission critical consideration throughout the development process. To ensure the sonic accuracy of each and every product the company releases, extensive testing and evaluation takes place—and central to this process are D5 and D8 studio reference monitors from San Diego, CA-based Equator Audio.
Jeff Keith, CPBE, NCE, is the Senior Product Development Engineer at Wheatstone Corporation and is the engineer primarily responsible for the development of the company’s audio processing products. Much of his work involves analysis and research of, and ongoing improvement to, the science and algorithms used in the company’s state-of-the-art processing products. Both at his home and work, Keith looks to his Equator monitors to ensure consistency throughout every step of the product development process. He discussed his preference for Equator Audio monitors. more
*** Neutrik’s ultimatePLUG ***
Charlotte, NC – March 2014… Neutrik USA, the leading supplier of robust and reliable professional connectivity solutions for audio, video, and data, is pleased to introduce the most advanced plug for the electric guitarist: the ultimatePLUG. Combining the characteristics of two of Neutrik’s most advanced guitar plugs, the ultimatePLUG takes the tone altering characteristics of the timbrePLUG and combines these capabilities with the muting provisions of the silentPLUG—providing unparalleled convenience for the performing guitarist.
The Neutrik ultimatePLUG is a 2 pole right angle ¼-inch professional phone plug with gold plated contacts to ensure superior signal transmission. Like Neutrik’s timbrePLUG, the ultimatePLUG provides the ability to change the timbre of one’s guitar sound from a neutral, clear tone to a warm sound in four steps by simply turning a knob on the plug. The characteristic sound of a guitar is influenced, to a certain extent, by the connected instrument cable due to the natural electrical properties of the cable. The rotary knob on the ultimatePLUG provides the ability to adjust this tone. more
Buena Park, CA – March 2014… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for music, sound, and A/V professionals, is pleased to announce the company’s 30th anniversary. From its humble beginnings in 1984, company founder Sho Sato has built Hosa into an internationally recognized organization that provides an expansive range of products for various industries. What began as a single-page catalog of audio interconnects and adaptors now encompasses most—if not all—audio cables and adaptors, a growing assortment of data and video cables, wireless microphones, stands, and much more. The 30th anniversary celebration kicked off at January’s Winter NAMM Show with a focus on the company’s leadership transition to new CEO Mayumi Martinez. more
Toronto, Ontario, Canada – March 2014…
** Photo: Our Lady Peace bassist Duncan Coutts **
Wireless microphones enable vocal performers to move about freely—increasing their ability to interact with the audience. So why not provide wireless connectivity to a band’s instrumentalists? Duncan Coutts, bassist for Our Lady Peace, the Canadian alternative rock/post-grunge band, wanted this capability and found it—with the IS400 wireless instrument system featuring Digital Hybrid Wireless® technology from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more
*** Parkers Chapel Free Will Baptist church sanctuary. ***
Greenville, NC – February 2014… With a history that dates back more than 150 years, Parkers Chapel Free Will Baptist church has been a spiritual leader throughout the greater Greenville community. The church has a vibrant worship program consisting of several ministries designed to address the wide range of interests representative of its diversified congregation. In an effort to improve the audio quality in its sanctuary as a means of making all services more meaningful, the church recently upgraded its loudspeaker system with new models drawn from the TrueLine catalog of Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies.
Greenville, NC-based Hi-Tech Electronics, a design / build firm with a focus on the installation market and a concentration on houses of worship, was selected to handle the deployment of the church’s new sound system. Hi-Tech company owner David Williams discussed the project and the factors that led to the selection of the WorxAudio loudspeakers. more
*** Club 8’s interior with its D.A.S. Audio sound system. ***
Dallas, TX – February 2014… For those residing or visiting Big D, there is no shortage of clubs and other entertainment-related venues—but most of them are nowhere near as large or lavish as the recently opened Club 8. Opened in November 2013 and billed as ‘The Ultimate Dallas Nightclub Venue”, Club 8 consists of 10,000 square feet, has 39 VIP tables, is connected to a 7000 square foot pool area that has 10 VIP cabanas with 6 circular lounge beds, as well as ballrooms that can be used for private events. This property operates on a high level, so outfitting the venue with an equally impressive sound system was no small undertaking. That’s why Club 8 management ultimately selected a sizeable sound reinforcement system drawn from the catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio.
Kevin Deal, an account manager with the Dallas office of GC Pro, the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the requirements of professional users, was contracted to design and install Club 8’s sound reinforcement system. Working in conjunction with Plano, TX-based DJSL, who served as the installation contractor, Deal’s goal was to deploy a ‘festival style’ sound system that was ultimately centered around a collection of D.A.S. Aero 12A powered line array elements and LX218-CA powered arrayable subwoofers. Deal discussed the project. more
Council Bluffs, IA – February 2014…
** Photo: Grundorf ABS Series professional amp rack **
Grundorf Corporation, a leading manufacturer of equipment for musicians and audio professionals, is pleased to announce the addition of three new models to the Grundorf ABS Series professional amp rack line. Featuring anti-flex construction for additional strength, recessed, pull-out handles, and two sets of recessed wheels for better weight distribution, these new models add greater versatility to an already exceptional product line, making them a terrific choice for professional audio engineers, A/V applications, musicians, the worship market, and equipment rental operations. more
Auckland, New Zealand – February 2014…
** Photo: On location at Auckland’s Sky Tower **
At some point in one’s life, most of us want to experience the thrill of a free fall. Usually, this results in a trip to the amusement park. In Auckland, however, locals and tourists alike get to experience something far more exciting: a base jump from the city’s Sky Tower, an observation and telecommunications tower located on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets. From a height of 630 feet (192 meters), those daring enough can plummet from a narrow catwalk at speeds up to 53 miles per hour (85 km per hour)—secured by nothing more than a single cable! Capturing this seemingly crazy activity was recently the task of Sydney, Australia-based sound recordist Jason Dirckze with the assistance of Digital Hybrid Wireless® technology from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more
Burbank, CA… February 2014…
** Photo: (from left to right): John Jennings, Ross Hogarth, Tim Pierce. Photo credit: Dale Berman **
Royer Labs, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of high quality ribbon microphones, is pleased to announce a series of eight instructional videos to demonstrate Grammy® Award winning producer / mixer / engineer Ross Hogarth’s electric guitar recording techniques using Royer ribbons. Posted online at www.youtube.com/royerlabs
, these videos are an excellent tool for aspiring recording engineers of all levels to learn from one of the most highly respected studio professionals of our time. more
Los Angeles, CA – February 2014… Dial in any pop / rock genre radio station these days and, before long, you’ll undoubtedly hear the music of Maroon 5. With an impressive list of hits to their credit, the release of their current hit CD—Overexposed, on the A&M/Octone label—continues that successful trend. Recorded in the world-class facilities of Conway Recording Studios, the album is a showcase for the band’s signature sound; and a significant part of that sound was crafted using signal processing equipment from Shell Rock, IA-based Chandler Limited.
LA-based Noah “Mailbox” Passovoy served as producer on five tracks and engineer on all tracks of the band’s latest recording. With a solid track record that includes engineering the band’s smash hit Moves Like Jagger, Passovoy certainly knows what to look for in a quality microphone pre amp. That’s why he relies on products like the LTD-1 EQ / Pre Amp and the TG2 Pre Amp / DI from Chandler Limited. Passovoy discussed his preference for the company’s products. more
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