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SMARTPHONES AND COMPUTERS REJOICE! SYMETRIX INTRODUCES ARC-WEB, A NETWORK-BASED REMOTE CONTROL IN JUPITER SOFTWARE 2.0

jupiter_arc_web_devices.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 2011: Already established as a leader in pro audio technologies, Symetrix demonstrates that it is also at the cutting edge of IT-based external control technology. With Jupiter software version 2.0, Symetrix introduces web-based control via ARC-WEB. ARC-WEB is an AJAX/HTML5 standards-based web app that mimics the functionality of Symetrix’ popular menu-driven wall panel remotes, the ARC-2 Series. ARC-WEB is compatible with many popular web browsers, operating systems and devices, including iPhone/iPad and Android. Using Symetrix’ intuitive programming tools, integrators can easily build four separate ARC-WEBs per Jupiter hardware device.

“We are very excited to launch ARC-WEB for Jupiter,” said Trent Wagner, senior product manager at Symetrix. “It’s no secret that mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are hot technology right now, especially the iPhone and iPad from Apple. In other industries, it is quickly becoming expected that remote-controllable more

CHANNELSTRIP: 13 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL ROCKIN’

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – MAY 2011: Metric Halo is happy to announce a special celebration of the 13th anniversary of its ChannelStrip plug-in by offering a 50% discount on new purchases of the GarageBand, Native, and TDM versions of the plug-in until June 20, 2011.

ChannelStrip was the first console-style channel strip plug-in launched on the market, combining gate, compressor and EQ modules in one efficient package. It was also the first to offer double-precision operation for the highest quality audio. With over one hundred presets, ChannelStrip allows the user to quickly hone in on the sound they’re looking for.

For thirteen years, top engineers have been using ChannelStrip to quickly and easily deliver the results their clients demand. Regardless of the genre, they all feel the same way about ChannelStrip.

According to Jack Hale, (Johnny Cash, Seals more

BOB KATZ TO PRESENT A FULL-DAY MASTERING SEMINAR IN ROME

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA: With an impressive collection of tools and techniques and an unflagging enthusiasm for great audio, Bob Katz is something of an audio sorcerer. He knows the incantations that can bring a mix back from the dead to not just walk, but to breathe and dance and dream. In a career that is now in its fourth decade, Katz has mastered multiple Grammy-winning albums and authored the authoritative text, Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science. On June 8th, Katz will present a full-day seminar, Bob Till You Drop, in Rome, that will greatly raise the perceptions and increase the skill sets of participants.

The event will take place at Auditorium Della Discoteca Di Stato one day before TC Electronic will hold a two-day mastering seminar in the same space that will feature Katz, George Massenburg, and other mastering luminaries as keynote speakers. The cost of Katz’s more

SYMNET 8X8 DSP AWARDED MASTERPIECE STATUS AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN ZAGREB

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ZAGREB, CROATIA – APRIL 2011: The Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb – Croatia’s largest city and its capital – recently moved to a new Igor Franic-designed building that took six years to complete. Well worth the wait, the new MCA is a marvel to experience, from the gigantic LED display that covers its western facade, to the open and airy exhibition spaces, and to the amenities, which include a library, a multimedia hall, a bookstore, a cafe, and a restaurant. The total floor space is 161,000 square feet, of which a third is devoted to exhibition space. Local A/V designer and integrator JSN Comon delivered a sophisticated, but easy-to-use sound reinforcement system that centers on SymNet open-architecture digital signal processing.

Maroje Sardelich, sound engineer with JSN Comon, oversaw the design and installation of the comprehensive system, which provides sound reinforcement more

Altitude Sports & Entertainment Enhances Pro Sports Programming With Chyron HyperX3 On-Air Graphics System

MELVILLE, N.Y. — May 2, 2011 — Chyron today announced that Altitude Sports & Entertainment, the most watched regional sports network in Colorado, has installed a new Chyron HyperX3 on-air graphics system in its studio production control room. The HyperX3 supports live programming — pregame shows, intermission reports, and postgame wraps — for the network’s broadcasts of the NBA Denver Nuggets, the NHL(R) Colorado Avalanche(TM), the MLS(TM) Colorado Rapids, and the NLL Colorado Mammoth, as well as for weekly news magazines and studio shows. more

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On Stage Audio Goes “Multi-cellular� with Martin Audio MLA™

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LAS VEGAS, NV – May 5, 2011 – Martin Audio and On Stage Audio (“OSA�) today announced OSA’s purchase of a 54-box Martin Audio MLA™ Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array system. With this purchase, OSA joins North Carolina-based Special Event Services (“SES�) as key North American members in the growing MLA worldwide network. OSA plans to station its MLA system across both its Chicago and Las Vegas facilities.

“OSA and MLA are a perfect fit,� said Mark Graham, LOUD’s CEO “Show after show, the MLA has drawn enthusiastic attention from the Pro Audio community and audience members alike. By delivering an unprecedented level of coverage, consistency, and fidelity through its true generation-2 technology, MLA has reset the standard, and expectations, above legacy live sound equipment. And true to their first-to-move strategy, Mario (Educate, OSA President and owner) and Jim (Risgin, Vice President) immediately saw the potential that MLA offered them to more

AMX and AVI-SPL to Exhibit at AIA National Convention

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WHO: AV software and hardware manufacturer AMX and leading AV integrator AVI-SPL are teaming up to exhibit at this year’s AIA National Convention and Design Exposition.

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WHAT: AMX and AVI-SPL will demonstrate and discuss:

• Green: How to implement AV technology to make a greener environment

• Education: Why educational environments and training facilities require special attention in order to meet the needs of instructors and students

• Digital Signage: How utilizing digital signage can effectively engage an audience

• Acoustics: How the proper acoustical design can reduce noise control issues

WHEN: May 12–14, 2011 more

ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP PRESENTS ANIMATION & COMPOSITING TOOLS WORKSHOP

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will present an Animation & Compositing Tools Workshop on Wednesday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the South San Francisco Conference Center at 255 South Airport Blvd. Focused on computer animation, compositing, and visual effects software, the free event will include in-depth product demonstrations and workshops, as well as free refreshments and prize raffles.

“This workshop will explore various creation software tools and offer advanced tips and tricks for animators,� said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “It’s a unique opportunity to learn about modernized pipelines for improved workflows, as well as interact with the technology experts who provide the tools that empower today’s computer animation artists.�

Developed for animators, compositors, editors, modelers, riggers, and producers, the workshop will include a panel discussion from the Visual Effects Society more

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AES 130th Convention Presents The Recording Legacy of Phil Spector

LONDON: As influential as he is controversial, Phil Spector created an
unrivaled legacy of innovative music production techniques and, a priceless treasure of unforgettable music performances. On Sunday, May 15, 14:30 – 16:15, the AES 130th Convention will host producer/musician Barry Marshall’s presentation: Phil Spector And The Legacy of The Svengali Producer.

An in-depth exploration of Spector’s genius, the event will describe his literal creation of the role of the record producer. Marshall will trace Spector’s evolution, from his early career as an artist, his apprenticeship with Atlantic Records and Leiber & Stoller, his flowering as a producer-mogul with his Philles record label, his initial “retirement” in 1967, his re-invention as the producer of John Lennon and George Harrison and his later work with artists like the Ramones. The lecture will emphasize Spector’s evolution from the initial creation of his “Wall of Sound” through his Svengali-like approach to artist more

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SHURE CO-HOSTS RECORDING ACADEMY PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® EVENT WITH LEGENDARY PRODUCER PHIL RAMONE

NILES, IL, May 5, 2011 — Even in the lofty stratosphere of serial hit-makers, few producers have a career that spans not only A-list musicians but show business icons. And, it’s all too rare for them to get the chance to sit down and talk shop with a few hundred of their colleagues. At the recent GRAMMY® SoundTables: Behind The Glass event with Phil Ramone, the multiple GRAMMY-winning producer whose clients have ranged from pop icons to iconic politicians, stopped at Shure Incorporated for a chat with Chicago-area producers and engineers.

At the event, co-sponsored by The Recording Academy® Chicago Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing®, Ramone shared studio experiences, personal stories, and industry insights. The conversation proved that a producer’s work extends beyond music, running the gamut from psychology to logistics.

From the challenges of working with various talents on Frank Sinatra’s Duets sessions, to dealing more

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