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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® PRESENTS GRAMMY SOUNDTABLES® AT THE 131ST AES CONVENTION

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Diverse Group of High-Profile Producers and Engineers Will Gather to Dissect the Songs That Have Made an Indelible Impact on Their Careers

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (October 13, 2011) — The GRAMMY SoundTables® at this year’s 131st AES Convention will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Room 1E 15 and 16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Back by popular demand, the P&E Wing will present a second iteration of “Sonic Imprints: Songs that Changed My Life” that will explore the sounds that have inspired and shaped careers of influencers in the field. Moderated by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Chris Lord-Alge, the panel will feature a New York-centric, diverse group of panelists including GRAMMY-winning engineers Ken “Duro” Ifill, Steve Lillywhite, Ann Mincieli, Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt, with more to be announced shortly.

Chris Lord-Alge is one of the more

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L-ACOUSTICS and SENNHEISER CANADA Announce Distribution Change

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MARCOUSSIS, France — L-ACOUSTICS and SENNHEISER CANADA Inc. announce their joint decision to end their collaboration. SENNHEISER CANADA Inc. will cease to be the Exclusive Distributor of the L-ACOUSTICS brand in Canada, effective January 1st, 2012.

Starting January 2012, all sales support will be provided direct from L-ACOUSTICS. A communiqué to this effect will be issued to all Canadian customers and users within the next few days. As for the future representation of the brand, L-ACOUSTICS will establish a Certified Provider Network for Canada. This scheme has already been implemented successfully in other European markets and in the US. more

Farber Sound Brings State-of-the-Art Sound To Historic Paramount Theatre With HARMAN’s JBL VRX Constant Curvature Arrays and Soundcraft Si3 Console

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Farber Sound upgraded the sound reinforcement system at the Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud, Minnesota with JBL VRX Constant Curvature loudspeakers and a Soundcraft Si3 digital console.

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – Located in the historic downtown district of St. Cloud, Minnesota, the Paramount Theatre is a city-owned cornerstone of the community, serving as a stage for rent by community groups and for professional performances by touring musicians and theatrical groups. When the time came for a new audio system, the Paramount Theatre called on Minneapolis-based Farber Sound, which designed and installed a house PA system containing HARMAN’s JBL VRX Constant Curvature arrays, with a Soundcraft Si3 digital console at the front-of-house position.

According to Dave Farber, Owner of Farber Sound, the project was the result of a longstanding relationship between his company and the Paramount more

WorldStage Becomes The New Brand For Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications

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Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, announced that they will now be conducting business under the WorldStage name. The two companies, which were joined in a merger that took place in 2007, have long histories in the AV, staging and lighting business and have been operating jointly since the merger.

WorldStage President, Josh Weisberg, stated, “Transitioning to the WorldStage name after so many years is a big change for us, but it reflects the fact that the two companies operate as one cohesive team. For the past four years clients have been drawing from the resources of both companies, which has provided them with greater capabilities and more flexible pricing than prior to the merger.”

The WorldStage brand is being unveiled this month at www.worldstage.com. At the site, visitors can see an extensive gallery of the company’s projects as well as more

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DVEO Demonstrates New Products at IBC Show; Generates High Interest for Next Generation Multistreaming and Transcoding Systems

San Diego, California — DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), presented their broadcasting and streaming products at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam. Record-breaking attendance at IBC — 50,462 visitors — contributed to significant interest in the latest DVEO products.

DVEO drew an audience with their launch of the MultiStreamer DIG/IP™ — a brand new affordable streaming appliance combining a real time transcoder, encoder, and live streamer with SDI or HD-SDI input and concurrent multi stream, multi resolution, multiprotocol IP output with multiple wrappers and containers. The Linux® based appliance captures uncompressed SDI or HD-SDI video from cameras, editing systems, or video servers. It encodes the video to multiple MPEG-2/H.264/ MPEG-4 AVC standard streams, and streams them to content delivery networks (CDNs), cloud based transcoders, and remote video servers.

DVEO’s unique multichannel adaptive streaming H.264 encoder/transcoder, the MPEG Gearbox™ MF, also generated high interest more

MASTER COMPOSER DOUGLAS CUOMO RELIES ON METRIC HALO CHANNELSTRIP PLUG-IN TO SPEED THE APPROVALS

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 2011: Douglas Cuomo’s remarkable aptitude for creating engaging music across genres has earned him renown in the concert halls and on the operatic and theatrical stages of the world. To appreciate the tremendous scope of Cuomo’s work, it may be sufficient to note that his work has been commissioned by both Chanticleer and Britney Spears. But Cuomo also maintains a prolific career as a composer for film and television, where his ability to create genuine music of any style is a rare and valuable commodity. Among his credits are literally hundreds of themes, scores, and incidental music for network television (including Sex and the City, Homicide: Life on the Streets, Committed), film (including In the Weeds, Naked in New York, and Lie Down with Dogs), and documentaries (including Crazy Love, America’s River, and National Geographic Explorer). Part of what explains Cuomo’s high volume of more

AVI-SPL Control Room Group Partners with LYYN to Showcase Traffic Management System at ITS Show

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AVI-SPL’s Control Room Group, the leader in design and integration of mission critical control room and physical security systems, will exhibit at the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Conference and Expo on October 16-20, 2011. The Control Room Group (CRG) has partnered with Visibility Enhancement Technology provider LYYN to showcase a demo of LYYN’s traffic management system at the show.

“As a certified dealer for LYYN, the Control Room Group utilizes LYYN products in our Physical Security Division to enhance and optimize video. By integrating LYYN’s real time video enhancement products into the existing video system, visibility disturbances are greatly reduced which increases management effectiveness and road safety,? explains Mike Spiessbach, market manager, AVI-SPL Control Room Group. “With this partnership, CRG can design control rooms integrated with LYYN’s transportation system in order to provide reliable traffic monitoring and improved response rates by emergency services.? more

Earthworks SR20 Updated For AES

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Milford, NH, October 12, 2011 – Earthworks Microphones’ hand-built SR20 cardioid condenser microphone has been updated with a metal mesh windscreen more traditionally associated with vocal microphones.

The SR20 is a powerful microphone and can be used in any miking scenario live or in the studio. Earthworks patented design delivers a warm and true vocal sound, while its uniform polar response provides the same precision and sound quality at the front and side of the microphone.

The windscreen can be removed, which reveals the small diaphragm tip Earthworks SR Series microphones are known for. The SR20 is in the very well-known class of versatile instrument microphones within the “Sound Reinforcement? series and is an economical choice within the Earthworks line at $599.

Bill Norton, Earthworks’ COO, commented on the company’s new SR20. “We have always had great success with more

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T-VIPS selected by TV2 to add extra Dimension to Norway’s first 3D TV Football Coverage

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announced that its TVG450 JPEG2000 Gateway solution was chosen by TV2, Norway’s largest commercial television station, to provide transport of video for Norway’s first live 3D broadcast coverage of last night’s Norway v Cyprus football match from the national football stadium Ullevaal in Oslo.

“When it comes to broadcasting live sports, it is vital to remain at the forefront of technological advancements and for this reason we are delighted to be working with T-VIPS, a cutting-edge company that has real 3D expertise,? said John Inge Brattetveit, CTO, TV2. “The TVG450 JPEG2000 Gateway solution enables TV2 to broadcast top quality 3D video content cost-effectively and provides advanced technology to sync the left and right eye pictures, critical when broadcasting in 3D.?

The TV2 owned OB Team recently took delivery of a 3D-ready Outside Broadcast more

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