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JBL MSC1 Monitor System Controller With RMC™ Debuts At PLASA 2009

At PLASA 2009, JBL Professional is introducing the MSC1 Monitor System Controller, a remarkable new product that integrates monitor system control and tune-ability at a most accessible price point. The MSC1 Monitor System Controller includes features found in large mixing consoles to control essential monitoring functions from the mix position. Since the acoustic issues in the room can compromise the quality of the mix, the MSC1 includes JBL’s highly acclaimed RMC™ Room Mode Correction Technology that tunes the monitor system to over come low frequency problems in any room. The affordable MSC1 works with any speaker system, and is the perfect add-on to JBL’s new LSR2300 Series studio monitors.

The MSC1 provides the ability to monitor up to three 2-channel input sources, such as a mixing console, computer workstation, and personal music player while controlling the volume of the monitor system and connected headphones. The MSC allows connection of more

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AKG Delivers Revolutionary Performance With The New Versatile C 414 Microphone Series

AKG showcases its industry leading versatility with the release of the C 414 XLS and the C 414 XL II, one of the most famous recording, live sound and broadcasting microphones since 1971. The legendary C 414 needs no introduction – it is a tool found in most recording studios and has been used on thousands of hit records; it’s been on stage with artists of every musical genre and is also used by leading broadcast facilities the world over.

The new C 414 XLS and the C 414 XLII offer nine pickup patterns that enable it to choose the perfect setting for every application. For live-sound applications and fixed installations, all controls can be disabled easily for trouble-free use, and the peak hold LED displays even the shortest overload peaks. Both mics have three switchable bass cut filters as well as three pre-attenuation levels that allow lead more

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AKG Introduces the new Perception Live Series

In an introduction that takes the industry leading sound quality of the Perception series microphone one step further, AKG is releasing the new Perception Live series microphones at the PLASA show this September. The Perception mics are already one of the best studio mics worldwide, and with the release of the Perception Live series, AKG reaffirms itself as the leader in live performance miking applications.

The Perception Live series consists of various vocal and instrument microphones. The two P3 and P5 vocal microphones, with cardioid and super-cardiod characteristics, provide the perfect sound for vocalists onstage; and the new P4 is an instrument mic designed for optimal use with drums, amps, and wind instruments. The new P2 rounds out the series, offering an integrated hum bucking coil for an effective elimination of interfering noises (P2 and P4).

“The new Perception Live series is the most comprehensive and well more

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AKG’s New Perception 120 USB Microphone Brings Studio Quality Performance To The Desktop

In an introduction that couples AKG’s studio mic performance with desktop convenience and versatility, AKG presents the Perception 120 USB Microphone at PLASA this September. The Perception 120 USB is the very first USB-equipped microphone from AKG, offering studio-quality sound performance without requiring any installation or drivers.

The Perception 120 USB is a real plug-and-play device that allows users to do podcasts, voiceovers, and studio-quality rehearsal-recordings quickly and easily. It is capable of working with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X but also the new Windows 7. And for the price, it is one of the only USB microphones with an integrated high-quality Analogue-to-Digital Converter (24-bit, 128x oversampling) for convincing sound quality and low noise.

“The new USB-equipped Perception 120 USB microphones will extend AKG’s successful Perception range,? said Thomas Stubics, AKG’s Product Marketing Manager for Recording and Broadcast. “With the widespread USB standard and more

AKG Showcases The DMM 4/2/2 Digital Automatic Microphone Mixer at PLASA

Today at PLASA, AKG announced the release of the DMM 4/2/2 automatic microphone mixer. The DMM 4/2/2 is a processor controlled digital automatic mixing algorithm with four balanced universal (microphone/line) inputs and two stereo AUX inputs providing a unique and very intelligent mixing algorithm with noise sensitive threshold.

The DMM 4/2/2 mixing algorithm automatically allocates gain among the system microphones (NOM attenuation) with a special noise detect function and the “Noise Sensitive Threshold? algorithm (NST) that eliminates an accidental switching of the input channels.

The mixing algorithm features a “Last Mic On? function as well as a “Best Mic On? mode and the revolutionary control concept allows users to access all microphone functions via a single rotary switch for a very intuitive operation.

To compensate for level differences or any other obstacle, the DMM 4/2/2 incorporates a dbx compressor/limiter, which provides clear and pristine sound quality more

AKG Introduces Revolutionary CS5 Conference System At PLASA

AKG is presenting the full modular, highly flexible CS5 Conference System at PLASA this September. The CS5 is the newest conference system from AKG and acts as a complete digital solution for any and all audio conference requirements.

With the AKG CS5, users can easily design high-level conference systems complete with ID card identification. It has one, three, and five step voting, interpretations of up to 63 languages and infrared distribution of up to 7 languages. The necessary infrared components are built into the base unit, enabling direct connecting of the CS5 radiators CS5 IRT1 and 2. The CS5 BU even acts as an interface to all external devices, including: mixers, wireless microphones, recording devices, CD players and more.

“Developing this system, one of the major targets was to keep everything as easy to operate as possible,? said Thomas Giczy – Product Manager at AKG. “Cabling, programming, more

AKG Showcase Architectural Microphone Shaped Sound Series at PLASA

Based acoustically on the classic AKG Blue Line Series, the Architectural Microphone Series (AMS) is representing itself to be the latest must-have in microphones. With a new wave of customizable possibilities in microphones, the AMS guarantees that conference rooms will never be the same again.

The AMS series allows users to customize the microphone by easily adjusting the length of the gooseneck module as well as selecting various designs for the shape of the capsule housing unit. The self-designed microphone can be personalized with any color as well as a shiny gold, chrome or a cool nickel finish for professional settings. In total, the entire microphone series are available in more than 6,840 customizable settings.

Premium studio microphones, like the AMS, are characterized by a very flat frequency response, low self-noise and a consistent polar pattern. Three precision transducers make up the series, all with different polar patterns, more

IFE Chooses Volicon Observer® to Monitor Over 2,300 TV and Radio Stations to Help Assure Compliance With Election Laws

BURLINGTON, Mass. — Sept. 11, 2009 — Volicon today announced that the Federal Electoral Institute (Instituto Federal Electoral or IFE) has purchased the Volicon Observer® digital video content monitoring and logging system for use in IFE offices throughout Mexico. The installation, which has received an award for “best alignment of technology to the business” from CIO Mexico magazine, enables IFE to monitor compliance with federal regulations concerning political advertising. more

PPC® Launches Perfect Path(TM), a Complete Connectivity Solution for the Retail and Custom Installation A/V Markets

ATLANTA — Sept. 11, 2009 — At CEDIA EXPO 2009 today, PPC® launched its Perfect Path(TM) line of products, which for the first time brings to custom installers and retail A/V customers the company’s cutting-edge, easy-to-use, professional-quality connector technology. In addition to these technologies which are used by cable systems and satellite networks around the world, the Perfect Path lineup will include a new line of audio/video interconnect cables with true locking HDMI and RCA connectors, and bulk cable solutions for in-wall wiring. more

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WORKSHOPS & TUTORIALS DRIVE 127th AES CONVENTION

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Beyond MP3; Blu-Ray; Pimp Your Mix & Haydn’s Bicentenary

NEW YORK: In an atmosphere charged with new ideas and bristling with the introduction of revolutionary and evolutionary technologies, AES Convention Workshops and Tutorials cover an extremely broad agenda. “Balancing an advanced Workshops’ program with more fundamental Tutorial presentations is a demanding challenge,” remarks 127th AES Convention Committee Chair Agnieszka Roginska. “As an educator (U Mass. Lowell), author, engineer, and producer, Workshop & Tutorials Chair Alex Case has drawn from his vast reservoir of industry knowledge and sources to develop a singularly broad and ambitious program.”

Highlights of the twenty-two Workshop and seven Tutorial presentations include:

1080P and MP3: We Got the Picture. What Happened to the Sound? Chair, Michael Fremer and a panel that includes John Atkinson, Stereophile; Steve Berkowitz, Sony / BMG; Greg Calbi, Sterling Sound; Alan more

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