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GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer Makes Volume Levels Consistent Using Dolby Volume Technology

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that its GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer is now shipping. This device solves one of the most common complaints heard from consumers when watching television: a noticeable rise in volume levels during commercials. This solution eliminates that problem, keeping the volume the same throughout TV programs and commercials. It will also level the volume on different CDs and audio mixes. Everything is heard at a consistent level, improving the listening experience. more

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Certified in Gefen’s Digital Signage Solutions, AVAD Supports All Aspects of Digital Signage, From Hardware Through to Content Development

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that AVAD is a master distributor for Gefen’s digital signage solutions. Successful completion of an intensive two-day training at Gefen’s LA-based headquarters provided AVAD with its master distributor status. more

MICHAEL WAGENER’S NEW WIREWORLD STUDIOS GETS OUTFITTED WITH THE HELP OF GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL

michael wagener German-born producer, engineer and mixer Michael Wagener has been a part of legendary hard rock and heavy metal albums from such bands as Dokken, Metallica, Skid Row, Mötley Crüe, Extreme and more, and he is also known as a co-founder and early guitarist for the well-known German band Accept. Operating his own studios since 1979, Wagener recently opened his new WireWorld Studios in Nashville, with gear supplied by Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. Chad Evans, Nashville-based GC Pro Account Manager, was on-hand throughout the studio development process, recommending gear and helping with setup. more

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CLASP® GIVES PRODUCER DAVE BRAINARD AND ENGINEER BRIAN KOLB GREAT SOUND AT ANY SPEED

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— Coming off their first number-one album and single for country artist Jerrod Niemann, Brainard and Kolb are applying CLASP®’s unique true analog front end recording solution to tracks for up-and-coming artist Ray Scott’s next record—

The remarkable CLASP® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system from Nashville-based Endless Analog, has reinvented analog tape recording for the digital age, and it has opened up other production techniques never before possible: namely, processing digitally-recorded audio to analog tape and back to the DAW, using variable tape speeds within the same session. Analog tape remains the gold standard for sonic quality of music recording, but tape’s linear nature had always meant that it could run at only one of several standard speeds on any one set of tracks – 7.5, 15 or 30 inches per second (ips). more

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KINGSTON AUDIO SERVICES RELIES ON POWERSOFT FOR TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS AND NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FESTIVALS

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Difficult conditions + Powersoft = no problem

New Orleans, LA, August 2010 – Powersoft amplifiers, the most efficient, green-designed amplifiers in the industry, were used by Kingston Audio Services to drive the sound at the recent 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, presented by Shell, and the 37th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Powersoft amplifiers provided the clear, clean sound necessary to inspire audiences listening to artists ranging from Jeff Beck, Elvis Costello, José Feliciano and Irma Thomas for Jazz Fest to Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss & Union Station, and Brandi Carlile for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. more

AVAD Adds Kramer Electronics and Soundcraft to Pro AV Lineup

AVAD LLC, one of North America’s leading distributors of custom electronics, has further expanded its assortment of commercial AV products with new distribution partnerships with Kramer Electronics and Soundcraft.

“The addition of Kramer Electronics and Soundcraft gives AVAD dealers and even greater selection of products for a myriad of commercial AV applications,” said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. “Kramer’s impressive signal processing products are regarded worldwide as some of the best in the industry while Soundcraft will enable our dealers to specify and install the leading digital mixing products in applications such as recording studios, bars and clubs.” more

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SSL DV SHOWCASES GRAVITY FINAL CUT PRO PLUG-IN VERSION 2.0 AT IBC 2010

Software Update Enhances Final Cut Pro Options

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – SSL DV, Inc., a Solid State Logic Company and the makers of Gravity Media Asset Management systems for the Broadcast, Government, Education and Corporate markets, is showcasing its Gravity Final Cut Pro (FCP) Plug-In Version 2.0 at IBC 2010 (Stand 7.C15). The Version 2.0 Plug-In enhances FCP options within Gravity. more

SSL ANNOUNCES NEW ‘MADI-X8’ LOW-COST MADI ROUTER AT IBC 2010

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New Product Delivers Advanced Eight Port MADI Router/Splitter/Aggregator Functionality at an Affordable Price

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Solid State Logic, the leading manufacturer of audio consoles for the broadcast industry, announced the release of MADI-X8, a versatile and cost-effective 8-port MADI audio router/splitter/aggregator system at IBC 2010 (Stand 8.D83). more

Switch between four separate computer systems simply by moving a mouse

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, September 7, 2010 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions announced the introduction of The ServSwitch Freedom™ (KV0004A). The ServSwitch Freedom enables a single user to access information and control operations across numerous systems and screens. Just one USB keyboard and USB mouse can fulfill functions that previously required four separate sets. This provides immediate savings in both desk space and the time required to access and control multiple systems and screens. more

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Free “Online Applied SMART Board Courses” Now Available from Blossom Learning

U.S. $95.00 course offered free, one per customer, through September 30, 2010 as part of Back to School promotion

TORONTO, CANADA, September 7, 2010 — In keeping with its revolutionary approach to online K-12 educational product training, Blossom Learning’s (www.blossomlearning.com) “Online Applied SMART Board Course? will be available to new users for free throughout the month of September. The announcement was made today by Blossom Learning’s General Manager, Paul Weatherhead. more

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