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Masque Sound Custom Audio Equipment Package Helps Audiences Discover Charming New Musical, FOUND

NEW YORK, NY, OCTOBER 30, 2014 – When the ambitious and original new musical FOUND opened at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater on October 14, Sound Designer Ken Travis enlisted the services of Masque Sound, a leading theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design company, to provide a custom audio equipment package to help audiences discover this Off-Broadway gem. FOUND at Atlantic Theater Company. Photos by Kevin Thomas Garcia. Photo 1

FOUND isn’t just based on a true story; it’s based on hundreds of them. FOUND is an original musical featuring scores of surprising and eccentric discarded notes and letters that have been “found” in the real world by every-day people. Inspired by actual events, the show follows Davy who, along with his two best friends, is lost and broke. When he finds a strangely revealing note on his windshield meant for someone else, it sparks an outlandish idea that finds him and his companions on a wild, comedic journey. By bringing a host of real notes and letters from Davy Rothbart’s popular FOUND Magazine to irreverent theatrical life, this insightful new musical tells a story of ambition, betrayal and loyalty while celebrating the weirdness in us all.

Travis’ biggest challenge in designing the sound was adhering to the very quick amplification changes in the theater, which was previously an old church. “Because of its architectural design, you can’t really hit the walls and you can’t activate the room,” says Travis. “We needed to be able to go from really loud to super intimate within a second and allow the audience’s ears to settle into that adjustment. It took a little while to figure out how we would accomplish that without losing any energy and without having the audience members miss a single word.”
FOUND at Atlantic Theater Company. Photos by Kevin Thomas Garcia. Photo 2
For Travis, equipment selection proved essential to the show’s success. He found what he was looking for with a speaker system featuring d&b audiotechnik products. The sound system features a Q-Series rig, along with E3 loudspeakers for delays and B2 subwoofers. “In a matter of one minute, the actors can go through 10 songs, and, stylistically, each song is 100 percent different,” adds Travis. “It can range from something that pays homage to Queen and Bruce Springsteen, to 80s metal bands and country music. Dynamically, the shifts are huge, and the d&b system allowed us to really bring out the style of the various music genres in a rapid succession.”

Additionally, Travis wanted to ensure that no microphones were visible on the cast during the production, so he relied on Sennheiser MKE1 Professional Lavalier Microphones, along with one of Masque Sound’s pre-built Sennheiser 2000 Series wireless transmitter kits. Designed for quick and easy dispatch, Masque Sound’s pre-built kits provide 24 wireless channels and are targeted for the Off Broadway and regional markets. The orchestra was mic’ed with DPA 4011 Cardioid Microphones, DPA 4099 Instrument Microphones, Schoeps MK4 Cardioid Capsules and Beyerdynamic M 160 Hypercardioid Ribbon Microphones. Masque Sound also provided an Avid VENUE SC48 digital console.

Since the orchestra is present on stage, with musicians spread between a few small pods, Travis wanted the sound design to creatively capture and evoke a natural and intimate sound. To accomplish this, he utilized a Meyer Sound LCS LX-300 delay matrix. “We wanted the orchestra to be able to go from a chamber sounding musical, involving violin, cello, guitar, bass, drums and piano, to a heavy rock sound,” he says. “We used the delay matrix to time every single instrument on stage so that when we were amplifying it, it really sounded like it was coming from the specific instrument. We also divided the stage into zones, which ensures that the engineer has a lot of cues for the actors.”
FOUND at Atlantic Theater Company. Photos by Kevin Thomas Garcia. Photo 3
Furthermore, with regards to timing, this production requires that the audio is perfectly synched up to the show’s video images. Travis relied on MIDI to achieve this, using one big MIDI loop to ensure that the design teams could send information back and forth. This was an easy way to simplify a very technically challenging show on an Off-Broadway budget.

“This was a great team effort,” concludes Travis. “My associate, Justin Stasiw, A1 Jillian Walker and A2 Laura Brauner all did a wonderful job, and it was terrific that the whole design team was able to come together for this fun and original production. Masque Sound was once again great to work with and very accommodating in providing me with the equipment I wanted to use.”

FOUND began previews on September 18 and is slated to run through November 9 at The Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater, located at 336 West 20th Street in Manhattan. To learn more about FOUND, visit atlantictheater.org.

About Masque Sound
Founded in 1936 by a trio of Broadway stagehands, Masque Sound evolved into one of NYC’s most successful theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design companies specializing in theatrical, house of worship, sporting, corporate, TV broadcast and live concert events. Celebrating more than 75 years in the industry, the company is lead by Geoff Shearing, the firm’s 3rd generation owner, and Vice President and General Manager Stephanie Hansen. The company also operates Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems, a leader in the development and implementation of wireless technology. Credits range from major Broadway shows and tours including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Newsies,” “Once” and “Kinky Boots” to yearly Super Bowl broadcasts and installations of varying sizes, including New York’s New Victory Theater and historic St. Bartholomew’s Church. Masque Sound’s 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and main assembly facility is located at 21 East Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. For more information, call (201) 939-8666 or visit www.MasqueSound.com.

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS Take to the Stage with DPA Microphones for Summer Concert Series

Company’s d:facto™ Vocal and d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Mics are mainstays for all recent performances

LOS ANGELES, CA, OCTOBER 30, 2014 – Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS recently concluded their 2014 Sierra Acura Summer Concert Series at the LA County Arboretum to an audience of nearly 5,000 people. DPA microphones was among the star-studded lineup, not only for this concert series but for Feinstein’s additional performances, with its d:facto™ Vocal Microphone and d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones for Piano.Michael Feinstein Pasadena dfacto 1

Michael Feinstein’s long-time Production Manager and FOH Engineer Andy Brattain was introduced to DPA Microphones a few years ago at a show at the Palladium in London. Brattain secured the mics for Feinstein’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Series and has been using the microphones ever since.

“We were heading out on the road and had a lot of different types of shows scheduled throughout this past summer, which included everything from the outdoor symphony shows to a small trio show in a club setting,” says Brattain. “I made sure that I had a couple of DPA mics with me and this is when we really started liking them, as they worked perfectly in so many different applications with all different types of sound systems.”

Michael Feinstein Pasadena dfacto 2As a baritone, DPA’s d:facto Vocal Microphone matches well with Feinstein’s voice. “He can get a little hot on the low end, but the d:facto is able to smooth some of that out without any coloration,” adds Brattain. “Also, the proximity of where Michael holds the mic in relation to his mouth, whether really close or really far away, works nicely with the d:facto. He has the freedom to move around and the d:facto evens out the sound, leaving me with minimal EQing.”

In addition to the d:facto, Brattain relies on DPA’s d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones for Piano. “We play with the piano lid closed for 99 percent of our performances and with most microphones you are fighting the low end that produces a harsh sound. With the d:votes you can position the mics exactly how you want and when you close the lid you have this great open and natural sound,” continues Brattain. “I’ve had an engineer tell me it’s the best sounding close-lid piano they’ve heard. It’s such an easy installation too, some pianists don’t want me to tape mics to their piano, but with the d:vote magnet mounts I don’t have to worry about scratches or a gluey mess, it leaves everyone happy.”Michael Feinstein Pasadena dfacto 3

Not only is Brattain happy with the quality of DPA’s microphones but the system tech and other FOH engineers that were at the Pasadena POP performances commented on how well they sounded. “Everyone was pretty blown away about not having to do a lot of EQing, just take the high pass up a little bit and call it a day, it was great,” concludes Brattain.

Feinstein is a multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy® Award-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook.”

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.

Cignal Systems/Logic Systems to Host NEXO Speaker Tour

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BUENA PARK—Cignal Systems/Logic Systems Sound and Lighting in Valley Park, MO will host a NEXO “Speaker Tour Stop” Open House this Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Registration is not required. The event will take place at 255 Marshall Rd. Suite 160 in Valley Park, Missouri.

Products to be included in the demonstrations are NEXO STM Line Array (M46, M28, B112, S118B, NUAR Rack) and the new GEO M620/M6B Compact Loudspeaker Series.

Mike Eiseman, Steve Armstrong, Paul Furtkamp and others from Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information, contact 314-743-0100 or 888-968-4050; or visit
www.cignalsys.com or www.logicsound.com.

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Yamaha Presentation Room Set for Parsons Audio Expo

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—For the 28th straight year, Parsons Audio will hold its annual Audio Expo at the Dedham (MA) Holiday Inn on Thursday, November 6. Select audio manufacturers will hold demonstrations and presentations from 10 am – 7 pm with exhibits open from noon – 6:00 pm.

For 28 years, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has supported the Parsons Audio Expo and this year, in its Presentation Room, the following products will be demonstrated: Yamaha NUAGE Advanced Production DAW system with David Lees and Chris Hinson; CL/QL Series Digital Audio Consoles, DXR Speaker Series, and Commercial Installation Solution (CIS) presentations and demonstrations by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems regional district manager, Martin Dombey. Yamaha will also team up with members of the Audinate staff for Dante networking software presentations as the software pertains to Yamaha products.

Industry veterans Bob Clearmountain, Bob Ludwig, Frank Filipetti, Kevin Killen, and Jimmy Douglass, will be on hand throughout the Parsons Audio Expo for various mixing and mastering discussions, and the group will hold a mixing panel discussion as well. Details can be found on the Parsons Audio Expo site.

For more information and to register for the Parsons Audio Expo, visit www.expo.paudio.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the sound reinforcement, touring, broadcast, commercial recording, and post-production markets with a complete line of digital mixers, amplifiers, speakers, processors, networking capabilities, and NUAGE Advanced Production DAW System. YCAS is also the official North American distributor for NEXO speaker products. With the new CIS Series that includes ceiling and surface mount speakers, mixer and power amplifiers, and matrix processors, the Company furthers is commitment to their commercial installation solutions customers. All market sectors receive comprehensive in-house/field product training, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

METAlliance Academy Comes to Sound Stage in Nashville

“Tracking In Session with The Guys”
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The METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technical Alliance) Academy is coming to Nashville’s famed Sound Stage Studios for an immersive recording event on December 6 & 7. “Tracking in Session with The Guys” attendees will participate and interact with METAlliance founders: Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner, and Al Schmitt in live recording sessions.

Following successful METAlliance events in Hollywood at the historic studios in the Capitol Records tower and in New York City at Avatar Studios, participants will once again get a close-up look at basic tracking and mic techniques with some of today’s top talents, in Nashville’s Sound Stage Studios.

“Our previous METAlliance Academy events were a great experience for all of us,” commented George Massenburg. “We’ll be working with top musicians in a great studio with a very small group of students, pros, educators and recording beginners.”

The METAlliance offers a unique opportunity to experience living history while learning invaluable techniques with the legendary master craftsmen who founded the METAlliance. Two days focused on the art and craft of recording. Interact with all six METAlliance members with live musicians (TBA).

Amenities include catered lunchs on both Saturday and Sunday. Space is extremely limited and only a small number of attendees will have this unique opportunity. Cost: $1,495.00 per person.

For more information and registration forms visit: http://www.metalliance.com

ABOUT THE METALLIANCE
The METAlliance is comprised of a group of globally-recognized, award-winning audio engineers and producers who have been deeply involved in establishing techniques and technical standards that are the foundation of modern music recording. The METAlliance founders are Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt.

The METAlliance is a collaborative community that allows producers, engineers and audio technology manufacturers to work together to ensure the highest standards of audio production. The METAlliance is dedicated to the passionate commitment of securing the art of music through recording technologies that best deliver the music in all its many modern forms.

Alongside platforms for research and development, standardization and education, METAlliance also works closely with manufacturers to evaluate and certify products that offer the highest levels of quality in the recording chain.

METAlliance : strategic union of music producers and engineers dedicated to the highest standards of audio and delivery of music, securing the art through recording technology in all its evolving modern forms.

Vintage King Hosts TELEFUNKEN Mic Summit Session During AES

Track Files for Zane Carney & Friends Now Available for Download

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Pictured at Vintage King Los Angeles during AES are (L-R) Tommy King, keyboards; Gavin Salmon, drums; Zane Carney, guitar and vocals; Greg Garbowsky, bass; Josh Gleave, Vintage King Sales; Jason Scheuner, TFunk Artist Liaison; Jeffrey Ehrenberg, Vintage King West Coast Sales Mgr; Alan Venitosh, TFunk Director of Operations. Photo by David Goggin.

Vintage King Audio, the leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing teamed up with TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik to make this a very special AES in honor of its return to Los Angeles. Dubbed the “Telefunken Microphone Summit,” Vintage King and Telefunken recorded a live session with Zane Carney and Friends showcasing a full range of dynamic and condenser models from the microphone titan.

The entire line of classic TELEFUNKEN microphones were on hand for this historic session, including the new M60 small diaphragm condenser mic, the company’s first FET model. Additional Telefunken mics on hand were the DD5 Dynamic Drum Pack for drums and the M81 Dynamic for guitars. Telefunken also supplied old favorites like the ELA M 251E, C12 and U47, in addition to newer mics like the AR-51, AK-47 MKII and CU-29.

In new gear announcements, Telefunken debuted their M60 small diaphragm FET mic at the recording session. While this new mic has been used in private by Steely Dan and on TV projects like “The Following,” the Vintage King and Telefunken session was the exclusive debut to the public during AES 2014.

Visit the Telefunken website here for detailed info on the session. Downloads will be available shortly.
http://www.telefunken-elektroakustik.com/download/tfunk-vk-aes-mic-summit/

Zane Carney is a world-class guitarist, singer, and songwriter, most known for his work with John Mayer, the band Carney, and Broadway’s “Spider Man -Turn Off The Dark.” Bono of U2 has referred to Zane as “The best guitarist in NY and LA”. More recently, John Mayer handpicked Zane to play guitar on his current world tour and latest album.
Learn more about Zane Carney at: http://www.zanecarney.com

ABOUT VINTAGE KING AUDIO
Vintage King Audio is a leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. No matter the scope of a client’s needs or goals – from selecting a new microphone to designing a studio from the ground up – Vintage King distinguishes itself with standard-setting customer service, which begins with the company’s knowledgeable, industry-experienced staff. For more information, visit: http://www.vintageking.com/about-us

ABOUT TELEFUNKEN
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik strives for absolute perfection. By offering historic recreations of classic microphones alongside their own proprietary designs based around the distinctive tube mic sound, TELEFUNKEN has established a product line that expertly combines vintage style and sound with the reliability of a modern-day microphone design. TELEFUNKEN’s commitment to both the sonic excellence and quality of all of their products is rivaled only by their dedication to provide the best possible service to each and every one of their customers.
For more info, visit: http://www.telefunken-elektroakustik.com

Bob Moog Foundation’s Ignite Gala Sparks a Crowd

 Encino, CA – October 2014… The First Annual Bob Moog Foundation Ignite Gala is one for the history books, exceeding even the most optimistic expectations.

Held to benefit the Foundation’s hallmark educational initiative, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, the event brought a full house of the best and brightest in music, recording, science, and technology to the splendid Encino, California home of Michael and Edie Lehmann Boddicker.

Guests were treated to an intimate candlelight dinner, capped by an amazing performance by a star-studded house band that included keyboardists CJ Vanston (Prince, Tina Turner, Toto, Joe Cocker, Spinal Tap) and Steve Porcaro (Toto), bassist Leland Sklar (James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Toto), drummer Joe Pusateri (John Lee Hooker, John Entwistle, the Muppets “Animal”), guitarists Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan) and Tony Valenziano (The Stand, Smash), and singers Joseph Williams (Toto) and Rob Giles (Circa Zero, The Rescues), as well as a guest performance by theremin virtuoso Michael Gough.

 Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Bob Moog Foundation’s hallmark educational initiative, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, a 10-week experiential curriculum teaching children about the science of sound through the magic of music. Now in its fourth year, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool currently serves more than 1,000 second-grade students in 55 classrooms. Executive Director Michelle Moog-Koussa, shared with guests the Foundation’s plans to expand Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, including an upcoming pilot program in Southern California.

Visitors were welcome to see and play many of Boddicker’s vintage instruments from his extensive collection, including a rare, custom engineered Moog modular synthesizer, Polymoog, Minimoog Model D, Moog Drum Controller, Big Briar theremin signed by Bob Moog, Moog String Filter, and a custom Multiple Resonance Filter Array-24 designed by Moog himself. Within the rooms of Michael Boddicker’s studio, guests were treated to exclusive previews of new inventions in the Inventor’s Corner including the new Vo-96, a revolutionary acoustic synthesizer for guitars, the Jambé, a new electronic percussion instrument, and Center Point Stereo monitor, which delivers a 300 degree sound field from a single cabinet.

 The evening also included a silent auction of musical instruments, including custom autographed guitars and keyboards, as well as music and Hollywood memorabilia, travel packages, and other donations.

“We were absolutely overwhelmed by the attendance at our first Ignite Gala, and by the tremendous support we have received,” remarked Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation. “This is just the first in a series of events we have planned to raise awareness for the Foundation, and it is clear that Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool is a program that resonates with educators and parents nationwide. We’re looking forward to our next event.”

“It was a tremendous honor for me and the band to pay tribute to Bob Moog’s pioneering legacy by performing at this event for the Bob Moog Foundation,” stated musical director CJ Vanston. “What a great way to honor the legacy of a man whose innovations have brought so much to contemporary music.”

Photo Captions:

Top – BMF’s Michelle Moog-Koussa with Toto’s Steve Porcaro

Middle – The House Band: Joseph Williams, Joe Pusateri, Steve Porcaro, CJ Vanston, Jeff Baxter, Tony Valenziano, Leland Sklar

Bottom – Michael and Edie Lehmann Boddicker

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About the Bob Moog Foundation - The Bob Moog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Asheville, North Carolina. Our mission is to ignite creativity through the intersection of music, science and innovation. The Bob Moog Foundation was founded to honor the legacy of Bob Moog by inspiring people of all ages through the genius of Bob’s legendary work in providing innovative musical instruments to musicians, giving them a new voice for creativity. The Foundation provides much-needed innovative and effective educational opportunities to today’s youth – tomorrow’s generation of creative thinkers and problem solvers.

The Bob Moog Foundation is not affiliated with Moog Music.

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METRIC HALO ANNOUNCES 2014 FALL SALE!

MetricHalo_2014_FallSaleSAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 2014: Metric Halo announced the start of the 2014 Fall Sale with the best deals ever offered on Metric Halo gear. Save up to 58% off list prices on all products including hardware and software. With this sale, customers will save up to $1,100 off Metric Halo’s award-winning hardware products, and up to $400 off Metric Halo’s award-winning software products.

The Fall Sale celebrates the launch of Production Bundle v.2 which brings VST and Windows support to the Metric Halo Production Bundle, and also introduces a new plug-in – MH Dirty Delay.

Metric Halo products are available from dealers or directly from the Metric Halo website: http://mhlabs.com

The Metric Halo 2014 Fall Sale runs until 10/31/2014.

ABOUT METRIC HALO Based on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Metric Halo provides the world with award-winning software and hardware recording, processing, metering and analysis solutions.

www.mhlabs.com

Hudson Pacific Properties Relaunches 6050 Sunset Blvd, Formerly Known as Ocean Way Recording, as United Recording

Historic Music Studio Returns to Its Original Name

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Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.(NYSE:HPP) announced today the launch of United Recording under the original name of the famed recording studio located at 6050 Sunset Blvd. United Recording, located at Sunset Gower Studios, was formerly known as Ocean Way Recording. United Recording, one of the world’s most recognized music recording studios, is responsible for record sales of more than one billion units. United Recording was founded in 1957 by the legendary recording engineer and electronics inventor Bill Putnam with the backing of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

“This is a pivotal time in the studio’s history,” stated United Recording Manager, Rob Goodchild. “We look to the future while holding ourselves to the standards of our past.” The original control rooms and recording spaces have remained virtually the same, retaining the classic acoustic design favored by artists ranging from Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Ray Charles, to modern hit makers such as Radiohead, Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. “United Recording is a legendary studio in the heart of Hollywood. It is not only a piece of entertainment industry history but remains a highly sought-after production space for top artists,” said Bill Humphrey, General Manager, Sunset Gower and Sunset Bronson Studios. The famed recording studios have remained untouched, with the original equipment in place run by industry-leading technical staff, while the lounges and common spaces have undergone significant upgrades.

Hudson Pacific Properties acquired the studio in 2013 and is striving to continue the legacy of this historic recording studio. Victor Coleman, CEO of Hudson Pacific Properties, added, “The rebranding back to the original name, United Recording, is one component of a continued investment in strategic media and entertainment properties and reinforces our goal of providing exceptional multimedia production facilities and services to global media and entertainment clients.”

About Hudson Pacific Properties
Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate company focused on owning, operating and acquiring high-quality office properties and state-of-the-art media and entertainment properties in select growth markets primarily in the Pacific Northwest and Northern and Southern California. The Company’s strategic investment program targets high barrier-to-entry, in-fill locations with favorable, long-term supply-demand characteristics in select target markets, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. The Company’s portfolio currently consists of approximately 6.4 million square feet, not including undeveloped land that the Company believes can support an additional 1.9 million square feet. The Company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax purposes. Hudson Pacific Properties is a component of the Russell 2000(r) and the Russell 3000(r) indices.

For information about United Recording, visit: http://www.unitedrecordingstudios.com
Contact Robin Goodchild 323-467-9375.

Barefoot Introduces New MicroMain45 Monitors at AES

Renowned Power, Resolution, and Accuracy
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Barefoot Sound is introducing their newest studio monitor, the MicroMain45 at AES 2014 in Los Angeles, Booth #1031. Featuring the same revolutionary signal path, amplifier and driver technologies as the flagship MiniMain12, the MicroMain45 is stripped down to the bare essentials to deliver the renowned Barefoot power, resolution and accuracy at a more affordable price.

The new Barefoot MM45 is a 3-way active monitor with controls for equalization contour and an input level stepped attenuator. The cabinet has a total of 14 liters internal volume, sealed woofer and midrange enclosures, machined aluminum baffle plate, and long fiber wool acoustic damping throughout.

The MM45 tweeter has a 1″ ring radiator, advanced geometry motor, and rear waveguide chamber, with 180W Hypex amplifier. The midranges have two 2.5? aluminum cones, advanced geometry motors, and +/- 2 mm linear excursion, with 180W Hypex amplifier. The woofer has an 8? aluminum cone with high linearity motor, and +/- 13 mm linear excursion with a 250W Hypex amplifier.

Specifications:
Input Impedance: 50k Ohm
Frequency Response: 40Hz – 45kHz (±3dB), 53Hz – 40kHz (±1dB)
Bass Response: -3 dB @ 40Hz, Q = 0.707, Slope = 12 dB/octave
Crossover Frequencies: 600 / 2500 Hz
AC Power Input: Nominal 115 VAC or 230 VAC selectable
Power Consumption: Idle: 18W, Maximum: 400W
Weight: Speaker: 37.5 lbs. each (17 kg), Shipping: 47 lbs. each (21 kg)
Dimensions HxWxD: Cabinet: 11.0 x 15.5 x 10.75 inches (279 x 394 x 273 mm)
Overall: 11.0 x 15.5 x 11.0 inches (279 x 394 x 279 mm)

See and hear the new MicroMain45 at AES Booth #1031

ABOUT BAREFOOT SOUND
Barefoot Sound was founded by Thomas Barefoot with the goal of creating a new breed of studio monitor. While project studios were sprouting up all over the world, filled with outstanding gear, yet with limited space, Thomas Barefoot recognized the need for a speaker that could transcend the traditional distinctions between nearfield, main and mastering monitors. Translating effortlessly and never requiring second guessing, Barefoot Sound monitors are recognized throughout the music industry as multifunctional masterpieces. By creating compact studio monitors with huge sound and astonishing clarity, Barefoot has set an entirely new standard. Handcrafted in the USA.

Learn more about the new Barefoot Sound MM45 at : http://barefootsound.com/micromain45/

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