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Archive for May 19th, 2010

PESA to showcase new DVI, HDMI, and 3G-SDI distribution, signal processing and multi-image display gear at InfoComm 2010.

Huntsville, Alabama – May 18, 2010; PESA, a major provider of professional audio and video gear for signal distribution and router transport solutions will exhibit at the Infocomm 2010 conference and exhibition, on June 9th-11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada. more

Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser dies

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OLD LYME, Conn. – May 19, 2010 – Late during the evening of May 17, 2010, only a few days after his 98th birthday, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fritz Sennheiser, audio pioneer and founder of today’s Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG, passed away. The audio industry has lost a huge figure, not only in terms of his technical expertise but also in terms of his humanity.

Through his company Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser had a crucial influence on the development of sound transmission technologies and was instrumental in forging many ground-breaking developments in electroacoustics and transmission technologies. Under his guidance the first shotgun microphones and open headphones were created and he oversaw important developments in wireless radio and infra-red transmission. It was completely natural for Fritz Sennheiser to give his developers the “creative and technical freedom? they required. His humanity also shone more

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GENELEC ANNOUNCES NEW 9000A STEREO VOLUME CONTROL

9000a NATICK, MA, May 19, 2010 — Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology for more than three decades, announces its new 9000A Stereo Volume Control. Visually designed to appear as a miniature version of Genelec’s 5040A Active Subwoofer, the 9000A provides convenient volume control for all Genelec monitors/loudspeakers. The volume control input and output have 3.5-mm stereo male and female connectors, providing immediate connectivity with most computers and laptops, MP3 players and game stations. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA MICROPHONES SELECTED FOR WKSU’S FOLK ALLEY MOBILE STUDIO

folkalley1 — Popular Internet radio stream equips its new mobile studio with Audio-Technica mics for live music capture, in-studio performances and voiceovers —

STOW, OH, May 18, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a world leader for microphone solutions for over 45 years, was recently selected as microphone of choice employed by the new mobile studio for the Folk Alley live streaming web radio program from Kent, Ohio-based WKSU-FM. Audio-Technica microphones are used for announcement/voiceover applications, live music broadcast and in-studio guests/performances in the mobile broadcast vehicle, which has been up and running since August 1, 2009, and was part of the team for the National Public Radio (NPR) stream from the 50th Anniversary Newport Folk Festival later that month. more

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CTV PURCHASES KLEIN + HUMMEL MONITORS FOR MAJOR TELEVISION EVENTS

ctv_howard_baggley.JPGTORONTO, CANADA – CTV, the most popular television network in Canada, delivers a wide-ranging mix of programming to its demanding viewers. While some of its content, prime-time and otherwise, originates south of the border, such as the hits Law & Order and CSI, a greater share is homegrown. Dramas such as Degrassi: The Next Generation and Flashpoint join Canadian-made television movies, in a smorgasbord of entertainment programming. The morning’s Canada AM and the evening’s CTV National News deliver information-based content, supplemented by news magazine programs W-Five and the politically-focused Question Period. To maintain its high production standards the network will be relying on over four hundred Klein + Hummel studio reference monitors. more

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ViewCast Announces Support for WebM Project; Niagara SCX streaming media software to utilize open-source VP8 video codec

Google I/O – ViewCast Corporation (OTCBB: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over IP and mobile networks, today announced support of the WebM open web media project and the open sourcing of the VP8 video codec. Starting the third quarter of this year, Niagara SCX will enable users to capture and stream video utilizing VP8 – the high performance, open-source video codec that contributes to the WebM project under a royalty free license. more

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FOR FLY-IN DATES, SKID ROW LANDS ON METRIC HALO’S SPECTRAFOO

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – MAY 2010: Skid Row produced a string of iconic hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including “18 and Life,” “Youth Gone Wild,” and “I Remember You,” that now help define the era. In fact, a chapter of the new book, Full Metal Jackie Certified: The 50 Most Influential Heavy Metal Songs of the ’80s and the True Stories Behind Their Lyrics, is devoted to dissecting the origins and cultural impact of “18 and Life.” Today, the band maintains a busy schedule of fly-in dates throughout the country and around the world, performing both their classics and new songs from Revolutions Per Minute (2006). They use house or rental equipment so that they can travel light, and veteran FOH and monitor engineer Mike Thompson relies on Metric Halo’s SpectraFoo sound analysis software to deliver consistent sound night after night across disparate sound systems. more

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GENELEC 8250A ACTIVE MONITORS ARE A KEY PART OF NASHVILLE TUNESMITH AND PRODUCER ERIC SILVER’S PERSONAL STUDIO UPGRADE

eric silver — Genelec 8250A’s with AutoCal™ automated calibration system and Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) control network give Silver “the best mix I’d ever heard come out of my studio!? —

NATICK, MA, May 18, 2010 — Eric Silver shows just how global a Nashville music professional can go. Silver is well known in Music City as a producer and multi-instrumentalist – guitar, mandolin, violin, banjo, bass and piano – on tour and on tracks for artists including Keith Urban, Cyndi Lauper, Shania Twain and Victor Wooten, and as an award-winning composer on over 15 million albums sold, penning hits for artists like The Dixie Chicks, Diamond Rio and Michelle Wright. more

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SSL DV ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR RORKE DATA GALAXY HDX3 AND PROSTOR INFINIVAULT STORAGE FOR GRAVITY MEDIA ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Drive Support Allows for Massive Data Transfer and Archive Storage
NEW YORK – The newly formed SSL DV, Inc., a Solid State Logic Company, is pleased to announce that the Gravity Media Asset Management system family of products now supports Galaxy® HDX3 RAID storage from Rorke Data and InfiniVault® secure archive storage from ProStor Systems for compliance monitoring. more

API DELIVERS 100th 1608 CONSOLE IN JUST TWO YEARS

will_anderson.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 2010: Almost two years after John McBride’s Blackbird Studio in Nashville purchased 1608 serial number 001, API president Larry Droppa recently traveled to Los Angeles to congratulate film and television composer William Anderson on his purchase of the 100th API 1608 console. Built to the exacting standards of API’s revered 1604 console, the 1608 puts API’s coveted sound and discrete analog circuitry into a modern mixer that is perfectly suited to work with digital recording platforms, at a price that is within reach for project studio owners. more

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