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RTW Introduces TM3-Primus TouchMonitor

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

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 7, 2014RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to introduce at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C1246), the new TM3-Primus, a highly compact and innovative addition to the company’s TouchMonitor range of audio meters. This latest model from the award-winning TouchMonitor series provides a full set of easy-to-read instruments for level and loudness metering in commercial and non-commercial production and broadcasting environments.

Targeted to music and multimedia producers, the TM3-Primus can be used as a desktop unit offering analog and digital audio ports. 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) is 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 right on the DAW so that a user can process and visualize the information instantly

With a budget-friendly price, the TM3-Primus is an advanced addition to the TouchMonitor range that is ideal for a variety of entry-level applications across multiple markets. The TM3-Primus is equipped with everything needed for loudness and audio metering, including frequently used standard instruments and parameters that provide supreme quality.

This new desktop unit is a full-featured device with minimum footprint and includes analog and digital audio interfaces right on the hardware, as well as a 4.3-inch touch-sensitive display to allow for standalone operation.

As an ultra-compact and low-cost TouchMonitor version, it is equally suited for professional use in minor or secondary workflows for broadcasting, music and voice recording and video editing. In addition, 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 touchscreen interface that simplifies system handling even for operators without background knowledge.

Shipment of the RTW TM3-Primus will start in September 2014.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the Touchmonitor units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

In 2013, as part of its expansion into the U.S. market, RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The office, the first U.S. location launched by RTW, demonstrates the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks stateside. It houses all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit, or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit or call 877-938-7221.

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DPA Microphones Presents its d:dicate™ Recording Microphone Range at 135th International AES Convention

Series offers the ultimate in choice and flexibility

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 16, 2013 – DPA Microphones is pleased to present its d:dicate™ Recording Microphone at the 135th International AES Convention (Booth 2551) for the first time. The d:dictate line combines the company’s best new and existing capsules and preamplifiers, which deliver superior sound across many applications where the microphones have not been widely used before, such as live sound applications for touring and installation purposes. more

DPA Microphones Gets High Marks at Berklee College of Music

Prestigious Music School Relies on Company’s d:dicate Microphones for a Variety of Music Production and Engineering Classes

BOSTON, JUNE 26, 2013 – Berklee College of Music is famous for providing its students with a premier musical education. So when professors in the school’s Music Production and Engineering (MP&E) department decided to outfit its microphone lockers, they sought equally top-of-the-line recording technologies. For that reason, they selected a variety of DPA Microphones from the company’s d:dicate Recording Microphone line, including the 4006 and 4007 Omnidirectional Mics and 4011 Cardioid Mics.

Rob Jaczko, chairman of Berklee’s Music Production and Engineering department, in Studio A placing a DPA 5100 Surround Mic and three DPA 4011 mics at left right and center on the piano, along with a pair of DPA 3521 mics inside the instrument.


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“The AWS is a first-rate, solid product that works in every way we need it to work”

NEW YORK – Completely rebuilding an existing space in New York’s Tribeca area of Manhattan, Volant Studios has installed a Solid State Logic AWS 948 Hybrid Console/Controller to drive audio for the facility into the future. Looking to offer the very best platform for two-inch tape and DAW capture, SSL’s reputation for quality was a major factor in the choice for this beautiful Horacio Malvicino designed space. The AWS 948 provides the perfect sonic platform for clients looking for SSL’s signature SuperAnalogueTM sound quality. To meet contemporary production demands, it also offers an advanced integrated DAW controller for Volant’s Pro Tools® and Logic systems. more

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DPA Microphones is Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother

NEW YORK, MAY 30, 2013 – The best Broadway musicals transport audience members into the world of the show, making it as real to them as the neon lights and towering buildings of nearby Times Square. That’s why staff members working on the new Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella turned to DPA Microphones’ Miniature. Not only do the mics provide a transparent sound for the show’s cast and orchestra; their compact size keeps them hidden from the audience, allowing spectators to enjoy the show without being distracted by the sight of bulky equipment. more

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SSL Launches First Ever Live Sound Console at Prolight + Sound 2013

“It may be our first live console, but it carries over 35 years of SSL design DNA that has delivered many of the most loved consoles in music”

FRANKFURT – Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of creative tools for audio professionals, is proud to announce the launch of ‘Live,’ the first SSL console for live sound production at Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound 2013 (Hall 5.1, Stand B.73). The ‘Live’ brings SSL’s unique approach to audio quality and console ergonomics to sound for the stage. SSL has been at the leading edge of analogue and digital audio console innovation for over 35 years. Like so many multi award winning, ground breaking and much loved consoles for Music, Broadcast and Post production SSL has created through the decades, Live promises to bring something very special to the party. more

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Studio Technologies Debuts Model 240 Producer’s Console

Unit Joins Enhanced Versions of the Entire Line of 200-Series Announcer’s Consoles

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 9, 2013 – Studio Technologies Inc., the manufacturer of tailored high-performance audio, video and fiber-optic products for the professional audio, installation and broadcast markets, debuts the new Model 240 Producer’s Console at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C5449). The company is also showcasing enhanced versions of its popular 200-Series Announcer’s Consoles. The 200-Series, which consists of models 210, 212, 220, 230, 233 and the new 240, are powerful, easy-to-use and flexible audio control “hubs” for announcers, commentators and production personnel. The new Model 240 offers powerful IFB flexibility and partyline intercom options. Compatible with all broadcast and production analog and digital audio system environments, the tabletop units are well suited for on-air television, radio broadcast and live-event production applications. The updated products also introduce new functionality and an improved physical design. more

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SSL Duality SE is Top Choice for Studio Sound Engineering Program at Alchemea College

“Duality provides students with unique and powerful performance and feature benefits to help them understand the creative nuances of sound production”

LONDON – Alchemea College, one of the world’s leading creative media training colleges, specialising in full-time and short audio engineering, music production, live sound and video courses, has installed a Solid State Logic Duality SE for its Studio Sound Engineering program. The aim of the audio program is to give students a wide variety of skills to go out into the real world and be prepared for the different needs and challenges they will face. Alchemea chose Duality to give students the very best educational experience working with a recognized, industry-leading console. more

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New console helps 360 Media address the audio needs of Middle East’s
growing film industry

BEIRUT, LB – 360 Media, a full-service, multi-room facility covering music, mastering and film projects in Beirut, Lebanon, has installed a Solid State Logic AWS 948 Hybrid Console/Controller in Studio A to attract high-level clients to the facility. The AWS 948 gives 360 Media up to 48 channels of mix capability, SSL’s signature SuperAnalogue™ mic pres, eq and mix bus, combined with a sophisticated, integrated DAW controller. With the AWS in place, 360 Media has expanded its business horizons to include audio for film and video. more

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“I think the AWS is the most well-thought-out desk for mid-size studios available on the market.”

LONDON – Orgone Studios, a facility specialising in recording, mixing and mastering, was conceived from the desire for sonic perfection in all aspects of the production cycle. The studio is a step closer to achieving their ambition with the addition of a Solid State Logic AWS 948 Hybrid Console/Controller. Primarily working with bands signed to independent metal and avant-garde rock labels, the studio offers a space ideal for recording up to six musicians in the main room. The AWS delivers SSL’s sonic legacy and industry reputation to Orgone, enhancing sound quality, streamlining workflow and providing high-end name recognition for potential clients.

Jamie Gomez - Orgone Studios


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