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RTW Announces Mastering Tools PlugIn at IBC 2014

Second Addition to Masterclass PlugIns Line of Software Offers Extensive Analysis and Display Functions

AMSTERDAM, 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 – RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, will introduce RTW Mastering Tools, the second plugin in its Masterclass PlugIns line of software-based metering solutions, at the 2014 IBC Show (Hall 8, Stand D92). Ideal for post production, TV, film and music recording, the new addition brings extensive analysis and display functions for mastering, metering and loudness measurement for single- and up to eight-channel applications as a standard-format plugin for Windows and Mac OS platforms.RTW_Mastering_Tools

Designed for simple, intuitive operation by a broader user base, RTW Mastering Tools offers a wide range of PPM scales, displays and TruePPM measurements. It provides support for many of the leading global loudness standards including ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, ARIB, OP-59, AGICOM and CALM Act. Other key features include numerical or bar graph-type readout, plus MagicLRA and correlator display, audio vectorscope, RTA (Real Time Analyzer), SSA (Surround Sound Analyzer) and multicorrelator. For added convenience, users can choose from up to six selectable window frame sizes and multiple instances.

“RTW’s development of the RTW Masterclass PlugIns Mastering Tools plugin is part of the company’s continuing efforts to give a wider range of our customers access to high-quality audio metering and measurement,” says Andreas Tweitmann, managing director, RTW. “It puts a very powerful tool for mastering, metering and loudness measurement into a convenient, easy-to-operate software package, adding further efficiency to the overall workflow.”
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The RTW Mastering Tools plugin is the second product in RTW’s Masterclass PlugIns line, which provides users with software versions of some of the company’s most popular metering and measurement solutions. The first product in the series, the RTW Loudness Tools plugin, was announced earlier this year.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

RTW to Support the 2014 IBC Show with a Range of Loudness Metering Solutions

AMSTERDAM, 11 SEPTEMBER, 2014 – RTW (IBC Hall 8, Stand D92), the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is once again providing the IBC 2014 show’s technology team with TM9 and TM7 TouchMonitor audio meters and SurroundControl 31960SD controller to support audio in the RAI’s D-Cinema auditorium featuring the IBC Big Screen Experience, as well as four TM3 TouchMonitor units to support the IBC News crew’s live and studio coverage of the show.RTW_Touchmonitor_TM9_Screen_web

“We are very happy to be back this year, supporting the IBC show with an assortment of audio metering tools from RTW,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “We are longtime collaborators with IBC and are happy that the technology team finds our metering solutions useful for their important productions. This show represents the epitome of innovation in the broadcast technology market and we look forward to another inspiring show.”

RTW_31960_078_ScreenIn the RAI’s D-Cinema Auditorium, RTW’s TouchMonitor TM9 (HW 20911) will be used for confidence monitoring between the outputs of the console in the auditorium and the input to the cinema system. The IBC technology team chose to also use RTW’s SurroundControl 31960SD controller with 3G/HD/SD-SDI de-embedder interface option, “in order to give us flexibility to meet any de-embedding or other signal requirements,” explains Terry Nelson, Technical Resources, IBC.

Also in the auditorium, engineers will use the TouchMonitor TM7 (HW 20711), that is connected to the control surface of the Cadac console, this will help to provide accurate monitoring of the cinema system feeds.

Meanwhile, the IBC News crew will make use of several TouchMonitor TM3 audio meters. These will be used in the different production areas of IBC News and were chosen to be an important element in controlling and verifying levels.RTW_TM3_DE_IB_134_51_Num_EBU_WEB

The IBC Big Screen Experience is the ultimate showcase that demonstrates how the disciplines between cinema and traditional broadcast are merging. For the full IBC Big Screen Experience programme of events, click here.

There’s Still Time to Trade-up to DPA Microphones’ d:fine Headsets

LONGMONT, CO, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 – DPA, Inc., the U.S. arm of DPA Microphones, is urging everyone to take advantage of its trade-up rebate program for its d:fine™ Headset Microphones, which concludes Friday, October 3, 2014. Participants will receive a $100 mail-in rebate for every purchase of select d:fine Headset Microphones, provided they additionally trade-in a competitor headset. The promotion is only valid on purchases made from an authorized U.S. dealer. DPA Microphones_dfine on Male Performer

The DPA d:fine Headset Microphones raise the bar for head-worn microphone solutions. Offering industry-leading sound quality, the mics are ideal for singers, public speakers, actors, musicians, house of worship leaders and broadcast professionals who insist on superior voice reproduction, comfort, ease of setup and a discreet look. They are available as both directional and omnidirectional mics, with single- and dual-ear mounts, to cover a broad range of applications. They are also available in black, brown and beige with a variety of boom lengths and adapters for every professional wireless system.

“This trade-in program is the perfect, cost-effective way to upgrade the tools that audio professionals need most,” says James Capparelle, Director of Marketing for DPA, Inc. “We’ve already seen a great response to the promotion from new and existing users, but there are only a few weeks left. We hope that all headset microphone customers continue take advantage of this opportunity.”
DPA Microphones_dfine Headset Microphone
This special program is available to all U.S.-based microphone customers. In order to receive a rebate for each headset, customers must trade-in an equal number of competitor headset microphones. The following DPA and competitor microphones are included in the promotion:

Eligible d:fine Headset Mics:

d:fine Directional
d:fine Omnidirectional
d:fine 88 Directional
d:fine 66 Omnidirectional
Both single- and dual-ear mounts, as well as all colors, boom lengths and connector types are part of the campaign.

Offer excludes the classic d:fine 4066 and 4088 Headset Microphones.

Eligible Non-DPA Head-worn Mics:

Audiotechnica – MicroSet or Microearset Series
Countryman – ED, E6, H6 or Isomax Series
Crown – CM Series
Samson – SE50 or DE50
Sanken – HWM Series
Sennheiser – Ear Set, HS or HSP Series
Shure – MX, WBH or WCM Series

To claim the $100 rebate, customers must mail in a completed form, proof of purchase of the new DPA d:fine and the non-DPA headset that is being traded to DPA’s U.S. office, postmarked no later than October 31, 2014.

For more information about DPA, Inc.’s promotion, please visit the Trade Up to d:fine promotion info page or contact your local authorized dealer.

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

RTW Showcases Latest TouchMonitor Updates at IBC 2014

Upgrades to Timecode Reader and Logging Data Server Licenses Add Loudness Recalculation and More Plus Chart Displays to TM7 and TM9 Meters

AMSTERDAM, 10 SEPTEMBER, 2014 – RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is pleased to debut two major updates to its highly regarded TouchMonitor TM7 and TM9 audio meters at the 2014 IBC Show (Hall 8, Stand D92). The meters’ Timecode Reader License SW20008 now permits recalculation during loudness metering, while their Logging Data Server License SW20014 has gained expanded chart-display functionality. RTW_TM9_Recalc-Chart_Fill

The new Loud.Recal (Loudness Recalculation) instrument helps mix engineers and editors save valuable time during a broadcast sound editing session. Jumping back and forth in a program segment with continuous timecode, it automatically calculates loudness measurements for the complete runtime of a segment at the time the user performs corrections to the mix or sequence (wherever located in the program). Logging Data Server License SW20014, meanwhile, now offers graphs with up to four different loudness and TP values, as well as real-time relative-gate display.

“When it comes to loudness monitoring, anything that helps the operator work more efficiently makes a huge difference. We had this in mind when we developed these latest upgrades,” says Andreas Tweitmann, managing director, RTW. “Now, users can recalculate the loudness measurements for a segment without having to pass through the program after corrections on overdriven program spots have been completed, and they have more options than ever to view loudness values. It all adds up to a faster, easier user experience, which can save time when it really counts.”

The TM7 and TM9 series TouchMonitors, which include the innovative Magic LRA instrument, feature a seven- and nine-inch touch-sensitive display, respectively, and pair unparalleled flexibility and modularity with intuitive control. The software visualizes multiple sources simultaneously. Both support displaying the same signal on multiple instruments in parallel, each with dedicated defaults with both horizontal and vertical operation. TM7 visualizes up to 40 sources at the same time, while the TM9 visualizes up to 48.

Various audio interfaces and combinations are available i.e. analog, AES3, AES3id or 3G-SDI. RTW’s entire TouchMonitor range was created to help adhere to all major industry loudness standards, including EBU R128, ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, OP-59, AGCOM, and the CALM Act.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

Sound Devices Introduces FileSafe into Rack-Mounted Video and Audio Recorders

New Mission-Critical Technology Protects Video and Audio Recordings from Unintentional Drive Removal and Power Loss

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 – Sound Devices (IBC Show: Hall 8, Stand B59) introduces its unique FileSafe™ technology as part of its 2.02 firmware release for its multi-drive, network connected video and audio rack-mounted recorders. Incorporated into the Video Devices PIX products, including the 270i, 260i and 250i, as well as the Sound Devices 970, FileSafe recovers video and audio files if, during recording, drives are unintentionally removed or power is lost.Sound Devices FileSafe logo

“Pulling a drive mid-recording with a Windows, MAC or other hardware-based recording system will most likely result in corrupted files,” says Dan Desjardins, Software Development Manager at Sound Devices. “It’s taken some clever engineering to make FileSafe work, especially with high bandwidth ProRes and DNxHD video files.”

During recording, data is written to a proprietary Sound Devices file format optimized for high-data rate, real-time video and audio recording. Video Files have an ‘.sdv’ file extension and audio files have an ‘.sda’ file extension. When a recording ends, files are automatically “finalized” by converting the ‘.sdv’ files to QuickTime movie files and the ‘.sda’ files become ‘.wav’ files. This process typically only takes a couple of seconds. In the event that files cannot be finalized, whether due to power loss or inadvertent drive disconnection, they still remain intact on the drive. These files are recovered simply by inserting the drive back into a Sound Devices or Video Devices rack-mounted recorder. Each time a drive is mounted, the recorder automatically scans for unfinalized files and finalizes them.

In the absence of a Sound Devices or Video Devices rack-mount recorder, the FileSafe MAC or PC utility, which is available as a free download http://www.sounddevices.com/products/filesafe/, can be used to recover unfinalized files. Simply connect the PIX drive caddy via Firewire, USB or eSATA to the computer, open the utility and point it to the drive’s directory path containing the unfinalized files and click ‘Scan and Finalize.’

“Providing our customers with mission-critical product performance and reliability has always been a top consideration as we continue to develop the Sound Devices and Video Devices product lines,” says Paul Isaacs, VP of Marketing and Product Design. “FileSafe is yet another example of our commitment to this design philosophy.”
Sound Devices FileSafe
In addition to FileSafe, the new 2.02 firmware release includes longer file-splitting options, RS-422 control improvements and enhanced metadata editing.

Video Devices’ PIX line of rack-mounted products, PIX 270i, 260i and 250i, are a complete offering addressing a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events and mobile production. Video Devices recorders offer significant advantages and time-savings for production workflows, providing tapeless, file-based recording and playback with the ability to access and transfer high-quality files over Ethernet. The units record edit-ready Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD files, and allow simultaneous multiple-drive recording, giving production staff rock-solid redundancy and backup capabilities.

A powerful tool for professionals requiring a significant number of audio channels, Sound Devices’ first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution, the 970, records 64 channels of monophonic or polyphonic 24-bit WAV files from any of its 144 available inputs. Inputs available include 64 channels of Ethernet-based Dante, 64 channels of optical or coaxial MADI, eight channels of line-level analog and eight channels of AES digital. Any input can be assigned to any track. In addition, 32-track recording at 96 kHz is supported. The 970 records to any of four attached drives, which include two front-panel drive bays and two rear-panel e-SATA connected drives. Material can be recorded to multiple drives simultaneously or sequentially. This eliminates time-consuming post-record copying and allows for continuous long-form, high-track count recordings.

The Video Devices PIX recorders and Sound Devices 970 all feature the company’s proprietary PowerSafe technology. PowerSafe circuitry has a built-in 10-second power reserve. In the event of power loss, the unit continues to operate for up to 10 seconds, then stops any file operation and shuts down. This ensures that a complete power loss has no effect on the recording.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, live event and acoustical test and measurement applications. Video Devices, a brand of Sound Devices, produces digital video recorders and related products that address a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports, live events and mobile production.

Founded in 1998, the company designs and manufactures both brands from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI. For more information, visit the Sound Devices and Video Devices websites, www.sounddevices.com; www.videodevices.com.

DPA Microphones Has a Laugh with Conan O’Brien

Company’s d:screet™ 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphone provides pristine audio for late night host and his guests

LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 – Every night, comedian Conan O’Brien entertains a television and studio audience with monologues, comedy skits, guests interviews and musical performances on his late night TBS show, aptly self-titled Conan. To ensure the audience never misses the punch line, Mike Stock, senior audio mixer for the show, depends on DPA Microphones’ d:screet™ 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones which he uses on O’Brien, his sidekick Andy Richter and their guests, to overcome the sound challenges on set.

DPA Microphones_dscreet_ConanAmong these is the set itself, which consists of the moon background behind O’Brien’s desk. Made of plastic, this digital screen usually reflects audio, bouncing it back into the mics, but Stock has found that the d:screet 4061s help to filter out that noise. Additionally, the compact design of the d:screets offer the ability to close-mic anyone who pops in on set. Perfectly concealed in both props and clothing, Stock prefers affixing the mics directly on the speakers. Regardless of the position, the omnidirectional capsule is able to pick up high-quality audio without needing to be pointed directly at the sound source. Built to fit multiple environments including theater, television and close-miked instrument applications, the d:screet 4061 covers the broad needs of this late night program.

“I have personally used DPA products for years and made the switch here at Conan to the d:screet 4061 a few months ago,” says Stock, who quickly became a devoted DPA user after he was introduced to the mics by fellow industry audio professionals when he was an A2. “I like that they have a hotter output than other mics, so you don’t have to crank up the mic preamps and console. The output seems to be a higher voltage than others, which is important, especially with low talkers on the show. The d:screet 4061 really helps with that.”

He credits the output ability of the mics as one of their highlights, as it makes his job easier regardless of the volume or tone of a speaker’s voice. Since switching to the DPA mics, other late night audio mixers have asked about his setup.

“From an industry standpoint, other people who I know have commented on the audio quality,” Stock continues. “The producers only ever complained in the past about poor audio, but I haven’t had a complaint since I switched to the 4061s. At a certain point, you can’t reinvent the wheel. It’s a microphone attached to a console, and someone’s talking. With every set or stage that you shoot on, engineers are at the mercy of the environment they’re in. Now, with the DPAs, I don’t get all of that background noise coming into the mics like I did with our previous solutions.”
Stock has worked as a freelance sound mixer on many TV series for over a decade. He joined O’Brien’s team four years ago when the host was on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. He has also worked on Dancing with the Stars, FOX’s NFL coverage with Terry Bradshaw, The Bachelorette and Dr. Phil, among others.

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

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Studio Technologies Introduces Dante™-Enabled Model 214, 215 and 216 Announcer’s Consoles

New Series Provides Plug-and-Play Installation through Popular Audio Protocol

SKOKIE, IL, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014Studio Technologies, the manufacturer of tailored high-performance audio, video and fiber-optic products for the professional audio, installation and broadcast markets, introduces the Dante™-enabled Model 214, 215 and 216 Announcer’s Consoles, targeted at live broadcast, stadium, corporate and production facilities. In keeping with the company’s design philosophy of delivering high-quality and reliable production tools, the new Announcer’s Console series provides flexibility, excellent audio performance and ease-of-use for any situation requiring an announcer, including on-air and location broadcasting, stadium announcement, voice-over booths and corporate events. The Dante implementation ensures that the Model 214, 215 and 216 units achieve plug-and-play connectivity into Dante-compatible installations.

Studio Technologies - Model 214, 215, 216 Dante Announcer's Consoles“While the audio/video-over-Ethernet movement is greatly simplifying wiring infrastructures and signal flow, traditional workflow tools, including comms, IFB and announcer’s consoles, are still necessary in today’s production environment,” says Gordon Kapes, president of Studio Technologies. “Studio Technologies is bringing its signature problem-solving equipment into this networked world by implementing the Dante Audio-over-Ethernet technology, which delivers low latency, tightly synchronized, and interoperable audio transport with simple installation and configuration.”

The Model 214, 215 and 216 Announcer’s Consoles are each designed to serve as the audio control center for announcers, commentators and production personnel. Each unit integrates all on-air talkback and cue audio signal routing in one compact tabletop system, offering ease-of-use, configuration flexibility and sonic excellence. All three models support applications utilizing the Dante Audio-over-Ethernet media networking technology. An Ethernet connection with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) or external 12-volt DC power source is all that is required to make the units part of a sophisticated, networked audio system. The connection of a microphone and pair of headphones or a broadcast headset completes the installation process.

The Model 214 offers two pushbutton switches with LED indicators that allow the user to control two audio output channels: one main and one talkback. The main output channel is designed to serve as the on-air, stadium announcement or primary audio feed. The talkback output channel is intended to provide production trucks, control rooms or support personnel with talent-originated cue signals. In addition to the main and talkback output channels, a “hot mic” output channel is also available. This un-switched audio output is beneficial when the Model 214 is being used in conjunction with an intercom system, audio console or any application that requires an “always active” microphone signal.

The Model 215 offers three pushbutton switches with LED indicators that allow the user to control three audio output channels: one main and two talkback; while the Model 216 offers four pushbutton switches with LED indicators controlling four audio output channels: one main and three talkback. One pushbutton switch controls the status of the main output on both units and is the primary audio channel. Additional pushbutton switches control the status of the talkback output channels, which include the audio signals used to communicate with producers, directors, spotters or other behind-the-scenes production personnel. The output channels can also be routed, by way of other support equipment, to the inputs on other Model 215/216 Announcer’s Consoles, which permit a talent “party-line” talk function to be created.

Studio Technologies’ Dante-enabled Model 214, 215 and 216 Announcer’s Consoles are now shipping. To learn more about Studio Technologies’ latest Dante-enabled product developments, visit http://studio-tech.com/.

About Studio Technologies, Inc.
Studio Technologies, Inc. provides tailored, high-performance video, audio and fiber optic products for the professional audio and broadcast markets. The company was founded in 1978 with a commitment to design and manufacture dependable, individualized solutions for broadcast studio, stadium and corporate environments. Known for “designing for the way professionals work,” the company is recognized as an industry leader that has never wavered from its individualized design pledge. Product categories include fiber-optic transport, broadcast support, mobile broadcast, intercom and IFB, announcer consoles, and loudspeaker monitor control systems. For more information, please visit the Studio Technologies website at http://studio-tech.com/ or call 847.676.9177.

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Solid State Logic Showcases IP Audio Networking Technology for Broadcast Production at IBC 2014

SSL leads the way with forward-thinking audio routing for broadcast production

AMSTERDAM – Solid State Logic, the world’s leading provider of tools for creative audio professionals, is demonstrating how IP Audio Networking can deliver significant feature benefits and cost optimisation in audio routing systems for broadcast production at IBC 2014 (Hall 8, D83). The insightful demonstration serves as a showcase for SSL’s growing ‘Network I/O’ broadcast audio interface range and shows how the new product line and SSL digital broadcast consoles can be elegantly interfaced with devices from more than 100 different manufacturers using a Dante IP Audio Network. The new SSL Network I/O range consists of ‘MADI-Bridge,’ providing 64 bidirectional channels of fully redundant MADI-to-network bridging with front panel confidence headphone monitoring; ‘SDI,’ bridging eight 3G-SDI embedders and eight de-embedders to the network, or MADI with internal per channel routing; and ‘Stagebox,’ which provides eight channels of mic/line I/O (using SSL’s renowned SuperAnalogue™ mic pres) with redundant network connectivity. The demonstration includes four SSL consoles (2 x C10, C100 and Live) networked with third-party devices from Shure and Sound Devices and also features SSL’s ‘LMS-16’ Loudness Monitoring system connected directly to the network. With Dante committed to conform with AVB standards and AES67, the SSL Network I/O range is ready for future networked audio developments.
Network I-O MADI-Bridge and SDI
The case for IP Audio Networking and Dante for broadcast:
Audinate’s Dante technology is very well established in professional audio for live production and installation sectors, with many significant broadcast manufacturers recently adopting the technology. In total, more than 150 manufactures have licensed Dante, giving system designers over 350 products to use together. The demonstration at IBC sets out a very strong case for why Dante is the right choice for forward-thinking audio routing for broadcast production applications.

Dante uses IP networking. The backbone of IT infrastructures worldwide, IP networking is a lower cost technology that benefits from developments and cost competition in much larger industries than broadcasting. Cat 5, Cat 6, fibre cabling and off-the-shelf network switch hardware come at a fraction of the cost of comparable TDM-based solutions and are guaranteed to be supported by international standards and major manufacturers. IP networks are scalable and can grow easily as budgets and needs require. In addition to transporting audio, they can also support other data traffic pertinent to the workflow. The function of routing, so expensive and complex to implement in TDM systems, can be accomplished using standard network switch hardware and conventionally managed router software. Ethernet/IP connectivity simplifies the interfacing to a range of other systems such as Intercoms and Station Automation. Network switches with industry-standard redundancy protocols are readily available and enable IP-based networks to meet the highest levels of redundancy demanded by Broadcasters.

SSL chose to utilise Audinate’s Dante Technology because it meets their technical requirements and has the critical mass that other solutions can’t match. Developed using existing standards, including IEEE and IETF, Dante is deployable on any standard IP infrastructure and can share networks with other types of traffic. A key factor in SSL’s decision was Audinate’s commitment to converge with the AVB standards and to conform with AES67. These clear migration paths mean investment today is future-proof and a single device will be able to function in any of these environments. Audinate’s clearly defined device discovery mechanism also means any device is plug-and-play, and network standards allow you to tailor your infrastructure to define if you want this to be the case.

Key IP Audio Network benefits:
High Channel Counts: 512ch @ 48kHz (256 @ 96kHz) on a single 1GB connection.
Guaranteed Interoperability: plug-and-play discoverability of 350 devices from 100 different manufacturers – and growing.
Remote Device Control: parameters configured anywhere on the network.
Reduced Cost: standard low-cost IT hardware, standard and/or existing Cat 5 or Cat 6 cabling with audio and control on the same network down a single cable.
Simplified Interconnectivity: Ethernet/IP connectivity simplifies interfacing with a wide range of devices, including Intercoms and Station Automation.
Flexible Scalability: systems can grow as your needs evolve. Want a bigger network? Add another switch!
Full Network Redundancy: technology tried-and-tested across many industries and fully compatible with all network redundancy models.
Distributed Routing Control: routing control from unlimited devices or terminals.
Absolute Resilience: catastrophic failure of a single device will have no effect on any other devices in the network.
Standards compliant: IEEE and IETF compliant, thus deployable on and can mix with traffic on any standard IP infrastructure. Committed to converge with AVB standards and conform with AES67.

About SSL’s ‘Network I/O’ Range:

Network I/O: MADI-Bridge:
MADI-Bridge provides an interface between a Dante IP Audio Network and MADI. With 64 channels per Bridge at 48kHz, or 32 channels at 96kHz, redundant MADI, IP Network ports and PSU, the Bridge is built for uninterrupted fully-redundant operation. In addition to the built-in clock redundancy in Dante controller, the MADI-Bridge includes a pair of sync inputs for use as a self-redundant Dante Grand Master PTP clock. MADI-Bridge also features a front panel headphone socket, with rotary level control, and built-in headphone monitor routing to truly replace traditional patch bay routing and fault-finding functionality with equivalents in the IP Audio domain. GPIO connections allow for transfer of tally info and switching functions across the network with the Audio. MADI-Bridge is being shown for the first time at IBC 2014 featuring 96kHz to 48kHz Sample Rate Conversion functionality and an innovative new ‘Split Mode’ feature. This allows the pair of MADI connectors to be used independently (rather than in their usual redundant mode) for bi-directional split/combine operation. This means that, for example, two 32 channel 96kHz MADI feeds can be combined to from one 64 channel 48kHz Dante stream.

Network I/O: Stagebox:
A Mic/Line Network I/O device for use on any Broadcast Studio floor, Stagebox brings SSL’s renowned SuperAnalogue™ preamp design to the interoperable IP Audio Network market. With eight Mic/Line inputs, eight Line outputs and a pair of redundant network connections, Stagebox allows easy deployment of mic pres and speaker feeds where needed in a studio. The Network I/O’s plug-and-play feature allows devices to easily be moved, even between studios, and retain routing and settings, if required. Clear signal present, phantom power and local attention LEDs provide intuitive front panel feedback.

Network I/O: ‘SDI’:
‘SDI’ provides bidirectional bridging between Embedded SDI Audio and a Dante IP Audio Network. Eight 3G-SDI Embedders and eight SDI De-Embedders provide up to 256 channels of SDI connectivity and the unit has dual Dante and triple MADI connectivity (2 x optical, 1 x coax I/O). In addition to SDI-Dante bridging, SDI allows direct bridging between SDI and MADI infrastructure. Internal channel-by-channel routing enables flexible routing between all three domains. As you would expect, redundant PSUs provide reassurance in a 24-hour Broadcast environment.

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast, live and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.

RTW TM3-Primus TouchMonitor Now Shipping Worldwide

Ultra-Compact Meter Enables Extensive Loudness and Audio Metering Capabilities for a Variety of Applications and Budgets

AMSTERDAM, 8 SEPTEMBER, 2014 – RTW (IBC Hall 8, Stand D.92), the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is pleased to announce that the TM3-Primus, its new smart series product, is now shipping worldwide. This highly compact model from the award-winning TouchMonitor line provides a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial production and broadcasting environments. Executives will be available during the 2014 IBC Show to demo the TM3-Primus and discuss its capabilities.RTW_TM3_Primus_front_Screen_white

Introduced to the market earlier this year at NAB, the RTW TM3-Primus is a multifunctional audio measurement desktop unit featuring unbalanced RCA type two-channel analog, digital (SPDIF) and USB interfaces. In addition, it features an advanced USB hybrid mode where a metering point in a digital audio workstation (DAW) (implemented using a specific RTW plug-in) can be visualized right on the new TouchMonitor’s screen. Also, a USB port allows for implementing an innovative USB/plug-in hybrid mode that enables metering to be performed on the DAW so that a user can process and visualize the information instantly.

As a compact and low-cost member of the TouchMonitor family, the TM3-Primus is equally suited for professional use in minor or secondary workflows for broadcasting, video editing, music and other recording environments. It offers a new quality solution for non-commercial use in small radio environments or podcasting. Like other models from the award-winning TouchMonitor series, the TM3-Primus comes with a highly intuitive and user-friendly 4.3-inch touchscreen interface that simplifies system handling even for operators without a strong background in audio.

Supported loudness standards include: ITU BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, ARIB, OP-59, AGICOM and CALM. The TM3-Primus includes level and loudness display with bargraph type or numerical readout plus MagicLRA type. Other instruments included with the meter are PPM, moving coil, correlator, RTA, vectorscope, numerical and chart.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130.

DPA Microphones – How Do You Wear Yours?

Company launches d:screet™ Necklace Microphone competition;
Top 100 inventive applications for the mic will win

ALLEROED, DENMARK, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 – As part of an exciting competition beginning today, DPA Microphones is giving 100 lucky people the chance to win a d:screet™ Necklace Microphone, which was launched earlier this year. The competition, running on DPA’s Facebook page and Web site, asks contestants to come up with an ingenious idea for how and where to use the d:screet Necklace Microphone.

DPA Microphones_Necklace Mic Competition_Example2Five microphones will be awarded to the five most “liked” submissions on Facebook, while the remaining 95 will be given to the people who, in DPA’s opinion, come up with the best, most creative and most original ideas. An example of one of the ideas can be found at this YouTube video, created by DPA Microphones: http://bit.ly/1ll1KBQ.

By housing a legendary d:screet 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Capsule in a soft rubber necklace, DPA has created a microphone that anyone can use. There is no need to worry about attaching it to clothing because the only fitting skill this microphone requires is the ability to do up a necklace catch. This unique plug-and-play microphone solution from DPA is ideally suited to situations where mounting and consistent audio output are the primary requirements.

“We are extremely excited about this product and want to share our enthusiasm with the rest of the world,” says DPA Microphones CEO Christian Poulsen. “These new microphones clearly meet a unique production need because they can be mounted and removed quickly several times by untrained talent without a sound expert nearby. We are well aware that they are perfect for reality show settings as they have already been used for the Danish adaptation of Big Brother. But, we think there are plenty of other situations where their simplicity, audio quality and size make them ideal. We hope that people entering our competition will use their imagination to come up with some really inventive ideas to surprise and amuse us.”

DPA Microphones_Necklace Mic Competition_Example1DPA’s competition also has a second phase for those who win one of the initial 100 d:screet Necklace Microphones. Once a winner receives their microphone, they can enter the second phase by putting their idea in motion, documenting it and posting a picture or video to the company’s Facebook page. Two grand prize winners will receive a collection of DPA Microphones of their choosing, up to a value of $1,300 USD (list price).

Entry to this competition is via the DPA Web site or Facebook page. All entries must be submitted by September 28, 2014. The 100 initial winners will be announced on October 1, 2014. Contestants can enter multiple ideas for an opportunity to win multiple Necklace Microphones, but only one microphone will be awarded per idea.

Entry to phase two of the competition will open after October 1, with the two ultimate winners announced on November 10, 2014. The first grand prize will go to the most liked picture or video on Facebook, while the second will go to the application idea that DPA perceives to be the best and most well documented.

To enter and for more information please follow these links:
Website: www.dpamicrophones.com/100freemics
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dpamicrophones

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

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