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BERKLEE TO INSTALL THREE 32-CHANNEL API LEGACY PLUS CONSOLES

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS: Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts is one of the most widely recognized and respected institutions of higher education for students seeking careers in the music industry. Founded in 1945 at a time when all other conservatories shunned contemporary music, Berklee gave its students a distinctly relevant education by teaching jazz, folk, and other modern genres that captivated the public imagination. With alumni earning more than 175 Grammy Awards, Berklee continues that tradition of relevance today by offering degrees with unparalleled depth and breadth across the many facets that make the music industry hum. In a move inspired both by pedagogy and recognition of the enduring role of high-end analog equipment in the recording industry, the Music Production and Engineering Department recently announced that it will replace three of its existing consoles with three 32-channel API Legacy Plus consoles. more

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API NOW SHIPPING THE 527 COMPRESSOR

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 2009: API is now shipping the 527 compressor, a single channel module based on API’s 225L discreet channel compressor. The 527 features comprehensive controls including variable attack, release, ratio, and output gain controls. The unit also includes API’s patented ‘Thrust’ circuit, first offered on the 2500 stereo bus compressor. A ten segment LED meter is switchable between gain reduction and output level.

“Anyone who has used the 225L compressor found in API consoles has expressed a longing for the same kind of flexibility and control in the 500 Series for some time,” said Larry Droppa, president of API. “We’re delighted to now offer the 527 to complement our vintage 525 compressor, which has been many engineers’ favorite compressor over the years.” MSRP: $995.00. more

Gefen Introduces New Product Line and Enhanced Connectivity Solutions at CES 2010.

Las Vegas, NV – Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen is demonstrating several upgrades to existing connectivity solutions and a brand new product line designed to ease home entertainment system installations at CES 2010.

“While we continue building a strong back-end for high definition audio/video systems, we are also focusing on further enhancing already proven technologies,” explained Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen Inc. “This has led us to the development of a new product line, Gefen ToolBox, for installers working in the field.” more

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API’s JDK AUDIO INTRODUCES R22 COMPRESSOR

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 2009: JDK Audio, the new brand developed and engineered by legendary analog innovator API, announces the fourth product in its line of robust signal processing equipment. The R22 is a two-channel, rack-mount compressor with linkable stereo operation that uses true RMS power summing, a patented Thrust circuit for chest-hitting low-end, and easy to use, refreshingly musical control of all parameters. JDK Audio will formally introduce the R22 compressor at the 2010 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California at API Booth #6411. Visitors will have the opportunity to listen to multitrack material through the new R22 and other JDK gear at the JDK listening station. more

WIN A FREE JDK R22 COMPRESSOR AT API’S BOOTH #6411

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 2009: API is pleased to invite all NAMM attendees to stop by Booth #6411 and enter a drawing to win a free JDK Audio R22 Compressor. Winners will be chosen by random drawing at the end of the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A total of three lucky winners will each receive a JDK Audio R22 Compressor. Winners need not be present to win. JDK Audio is an entirely new brand developed, engineered and made in America by API (Automated Processes, Inc.) that captures the essence of vintage electronic design. more

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Imaging of a higher Calibre: UK specialist shows new range of products at ISE 2010

At ISE 2010, Calibre is unveiling the all-new HQView™ range of processors and in particular the long awaited HQView420 that combines warp, mapping and seamless edge blending at an affordable price point.

At ISE 2010, Calibre is unveiling the all-new HQView™ range of processors and in particular the long awaited HQView420 that combines warp, mapping and seamless edge blending at an affordable price point.

Global debut for new HQView™ video processor product range in Amsterdam

Bradford, UK, 29 December 2009 – At ISE 2010, Calibre is unveiling the all-new HQView™ range of processors, which includes models capable of performing sophisticated warp mapping and seamless soft-edge blending of multiple projected images.

The products are the first of their kind to make state-of-the-art image processing available to a wider market, with a smaller footprint, a straightforward user interface, and very attractive price points. In particular the industry has long waited for a high quality switcher-scaler such as the HQView420 that combines both warp, mapping and seamless edge blending at a very affordable price point. more

METRIC HALO GEAR A STAPLE AT UNIVERSAL MASTERING STUDIOS

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 2009: Universal Mastering Studios – West (UMS-W) has fully reopened for business following its relocation from North Hollywood to the historic former Hanna-Barbera animation studios building in Hollywood. In the process, the facility’s services have expanded to encompass a main mastering room and five production rooms, plus space for expansion into other areas of work, with every room outfitted with either Metric Halo interfaces or the company’s OEM units supplied by mastering specialists Sonic Studio. more

TROUP COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL UPGRADES FINE ARTS AUDITORIUM WITH DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS

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LA GRANGE, GEORGIA: It had only been five years since Troup County Comprehensive High School added a 900-seat fine arts auditorium to their campus in LaGrange, Georgia, but already they were pining for a new sound system. Troup is well-known throughout the region for its theater department, which produces three performances a year at a level of professionalism that is commensurate with college productions. Although the auditorium’s architects did a beautiful job of constructing a thoroughly modern facility, with excellent site lines, acoustics, and amenities, the auditorium’s original sound contractors were not so successful. And thus the otherwise fabulous auditorium limped along from day one. more

SYMETRIX ENTERS THE CZECH REPUBLIC

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 2009: Symetrix, a leading provider of audio processing solutions for the commercial, broadcast, and pro audio markets has announced the representation of Audio Zeman, s.r.o. for its Symetrix and SymNet line of products in the Czech Republic.

Established in 1990 by Vladimir Zeman, the company is active in the music, installation and live sound markets with such brands as Dynacord, Electro-Voice and AMC. more

WITH ASHLY PROCESSORS, CEI DELIVERS FLAWLESS AUDIO AND A WONDERFULLY SIMPLE USER INTERFACE FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 2009: Communications & Entertainment, Inc. (CEI) is an Atlanta-based design/build firm that specializes in a wide range of vertical markets within Georgia and throughout the nation. To turn the proverb on its head, CEI is both a jack and master of all trades through specialized divisions within the company and a unique and comprehensive network of contractors who are available to service client systems 24/7. In the hospitality division, veteran designer Troy Riner delivers a well-tuned, yet adaptable, template for clients such as the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group and the Sporting News Grill that almost always relies on an Ashly ne24.24M matrix processor and the Ashly WR-5 wall panel. more

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