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ENGINEER CHRIS “SULLY” SULLIVAN RELIES ON AN AVIOM PRO64® DIGITAL SNAKE FOR LUKE BRYAN TOUR

High Fidelity Digital Snake Allows for Quick and Efficient Setup and Teardown

MANHEIM, PA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009 – Rising country star Luke Bryan’s current tour setup includes an Aviom Pro64® digital snake (PLASA Booth 1-F4) that simplifies setup and teardown for engineer Chris “Sully? Sullivan. The ease with which the Pro64 digital snake can be configured and reconfigured and the flexibility of the system architecture allows Sullivan to provide digital input and output points from anywhere in the physical setup to accommodate any front of house, broadcast or monitor deployment. All the pieces in the system are connected by a single run of Cat-5, allowing setup and strike to be accomplished in a matter of minutes, providing the next act taking the stage with time to spare. more

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NSCA University™ Names 2009 Educator, Instructors of the Year

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Students gain valuable knowledge from University courses

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, September 16, 2009 — Peter Mapp of Peter Mapp Associates has been named the 2009 NSCA University Educator of the Year. Mapp received NSCA’s top education honor based on student feedback from his course “Optimizing and Measuring the Intelligibility of Sound Systems,? taught during NSCA University at InfoComm 09. more

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Rotel introduces two new components with Internet Radio and Streaming Media support

North Reading, MA—September 2009—For nearly fifty years, home electronics manufacturer Rotel has been known globally for creating components that deliver top-notch audio and video performance, at affordable prices. Joining the critically acclaimed 15 Series, Rotel has unveiled two new audio components that provide even more entertainment options with the addition of Internet Radio and streaming media capability. more

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SOLID STATE LOGIC ANNOUNCES ENHANCED FINAL CUT PRO INTEGRATION FOR GRAVITY

SSL Media Import/Export Plug-In Improves Workflow for Final Cut Workgroups and End Users

NEW YORK – Solid State Logic is pleased to announce a new Final Cut Pro® media import/export plug-in for the Gravity Media Asset Management system. The plug-in streamlines Apple Final Cut users import and export functions to and from Gravity’s shared storage. The plug-in is designed to further integrate Gravity’s media asset capabilities with Final Cut workgroups and end users. more

Waterfall Audio Introduces Hurricane Evo Ultra Flat Range Glass Loudspeakers

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Carcès, France—Cedia Expo 2009—French loudspeaker manufacturer Waterfall Audio—the company that recently introduced its dramatic floorstanding glass speakers to the U.S. audio marketplace—has unveiled its latest creation, the breathtakingly different Ultra Flat Line. more

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Professional Audio Design (PAD) Drives Sales Initiatives in Northeast with Appointment of Joe Clapp

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Boston, MA, September 16, 2009–Professional Audio Design (PAD) announced that it has hired veteran Boston-based engineer Joe Clapp as sales engineer/sales consultant. In his new role, Clapp will be responsible for driving Northeastern territory sales while assisting the rest of the PAD team in its international sales and other initiatives. Mr. Clapp will report directly to Dave Malekpour, President of PAD in the newly created position.


Clapp is an accomplished engineer and former owner of Boston-based Ultrasound Productions. As a producer/engineer, Clapp’s production and engineering credits include hundreds of Boston area bands, the Ultrasound Music Library and a track from an upcoming Sylvester Stallone film. The depth of his expertise as a user of high-end audio equipment makes him a perfect asset to the PAD team, which prides itself on its outstanding integration, support and maintenance capabilities.  more

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AES PLATINUM PANELS FEATURE ARTISTS ON BOTH SIDES NOW

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The Album As An Art Form – The Artist’s Perspective – Tips, Tricks & Tales

NEW YORK: Artists on both sides of the control room window will participate in the AES 127th Convention Platinum Panels. Set for Oct. 9-12 at NY’s Javits Center, the event will attract thousands of industry professionals. This year, in a departure from previous Platinum panel formats, Chair Paul Verna is adding a performers’ perspective to the mix. In addition, the Platinum Mastering panel will focus exclusively on landmark recordings. A former journalist for Billboard and Mix Magazine, Verna is co-author of The Encyclopedia of Record Producers, and a senior entertainment analyst with eMarketer. more

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SOUND IS BETTER THE SECOND TIME AROUND

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Cincinnati, OH – September 2009… While it’s not uncommon to re-vitalize a sound reinforcement system that has become outdated or is under capacity due to a growing congregation’s size, it becomes a hard-learned lesson in the importance of choosing the “right tool for the job? when the system in question needs to be replaced because the equipment and the installation weren’t handled properly. Such was the case at Cincinnati’s Inspirational Baptist Church. After completing their new sanctuary in February 2009, church officials found themselves at the mercy of a sound system that impeded their services. Determined to rectify the situation, the church determined the only solution was to start over. Their new sound system—a TrueLine line array setup from Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies—is exactly what they hoped for. more

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DIGITAL PROJECTION AND MECHDYNE ANNOUNCE THE TOTAL 3D EXPERIENCE SYSTEM

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Powerful Media Server and 3D Technology Bundle Enables Video and Computer 3D for Projection Based Home Theaters

ATLANTA, GA – September 16, 2009 – Digital Projection International, and Mechdyne Corporation, the world’s largest immersive visualization solutions company, have developed a turnkey 3D entertainment system, complete with custom media server, designed to provide a range of 3D content for home cinema applications. A powerful Windows based server is the heart of the Total 3D Experience System, which also utilizes the most advanced active 3D glasses, IR emitter and powerful graphics adapter. When paired with one of Digital Projection’s 3D displays, the Total 3D Experience System presents 1080p images at 120Hz, creating the most dynamic, large scale, high resolution 3D entertainment imaginable. more

Announcing Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini Small Sounds Beautiful

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Compact iPod™ Music System Builds on Success and Features of the Original

N. Reading, MA—September 2009—Two years ago, Bowers & Wilkins’ iconic Zeppelin redefined what could be expected from a one-piece iPod™ speaker system. The British firm’s sculpturally tapered, beautifully finished active-loudspeaker iPod music solution proved that playback from Apple’s globally ubiquitous personal music player can indeed deliver gloriously musical in-room sound for all to enjoy. The original Zeppelin design demonstrated conclusively that amazing sound and striking visual beauty could coexist and indeed cohabit, in a confidently individualistic award-winning design that emphasized the premium quality and brand values of Bowers & Wilkins while enhancing those of the Apple iPod or iPhone™ docked to it. more

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