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Antelope Audio Brings Back Popular OCXmas, Offering Special Discounts on its OCX Master Clock and Zodiac Digital to Analog Converter

Santa Monica, Calif., November 21, 2011 — Antelope Audio announced the return of its OCXmas special this holiday season, by offering substantial discounts on its most accessible products including the Isochrone OCX master clock and the Zodiac digital to analog converter (DAC). Beginning on Black Friday and running through December 31st, authorized Antelope Audio dealers will be offering the Isochrone OCX at $1,095 — a $300 discount from its regular street price of $1,395, and the Zodiac at $1,295 — a $400 discount from the price of $1,695.

“If you are a project studio owner or a live sound engineer who has ever wanted to improve the clocking and conversion performance, there has never been a better time to acquire an Antelope Audio product,” commented Marcel James, Director of Sales for Antelope Audio USA. “Our OCX is the clock that started it all and is used by thousands of studios around the world. Our Zodiac, meanwhile, will appeal to those looking to attain the core functions of conversion, clocking and monitoring in a single, elegant solution.”

Antelope Audio OCX
Since its introduction to the market in 2004, the Antelope Audio Isochrone OCX has redefined the standard for clocking in the professional studio. It was quickly embraced by notable engineers and mastering professionals including Michael Brauer, Emily Lazar and many others. The OCX is the perfect complement to pro audio converters in the studio or for a digital live console. By acquiring an OCX at the special discounted rates, users can upgrade the clocking capabilities of their project studio or live sound rig and achieve greater detail and clarity in their mixes.

Antelope Audio Zodiac
Antelope Audio’s Zodiac D/A converter represents a groundbreaking addition to any project studio or DAW set up. It employs proprietary 64-bit clocking technology used in Antelope Audio’s Trinity master clocks. By taking advantage of the Zodiac Holiday Special, consumers can access mastering quality converting at a fraction of the cost of other high-end products on the market today. Studio owners will appreciate not only the ease of set up and elegant design of the Zodiac, but moreover its stability and performance providing sampling rate of up to 192 kHz.

OCX Features

Oven Controlled Discrete Transistor Crystal
Atomic clock input resolves to Rubidium clock for perfect stability
Sample Rates 32-192 kHz
Factory calibrated to better than +/- 0.02PPM accuracy via Atomic Clock
Outputs multiple, divisible sample rates
8 Word Clock outputs
2 AES/EBU outputs
2 S/PDIF output

Zodiac Features:

Custom USB chip streams audio up to 192kHz
Antelope Oven Clock for supreme stability
64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC)
129dB Dynamic Range
Ultra Linear, Dual Stage Headphone Amps
PC/Mac Software Control Panel
Accurate Level Display for Main Volume

Dealers participating in OCXmas include audioMidi.com, Sweetwater.com, VintageKing in the U.S., Studio Economik in Canada and Audio Gate International in Mexico. To learn more about the Antelope OCXmas, or for complete product information, please visit one of Antelope Audio’s authorized dealers or manufacturer’s website.

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Antelope Audiophile Special Brings Holiday Cheer to the Audiophile Community with Discount on its Zodiac Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)

Santa Monica, Calif., November 21, 2011 — Pioneering audio company Antelope Audio announced its Antelope Audiophile Special — a unique holiday price drop on its world-renowned, audiophile-grade Zodiac digital to analog converter (DAC). From now until December 31st, authorized U.S.-based Antelope Audio dealers will be offering the Zodiac at $1,295 — a $400 discount from its regular street price of $1,695.

Antelope Audio’s Zodiac D/A converter represents a groundbreaking addition to any listening set up. It contains the exact clocking technology used by top mastering professionals and engineers in the music, film and television industries. With the latest holiday discount, the Zodiac represents the most affordable entry point to help music afficiaonados hear the music as it was intended by top professionals such as Bernie Grundman of Bernie Grundman Mastering and Ward Hake, vice president of music at 20th Century Fox’s TV Music division.

“With our Antelope Audiophile Special, we are helping audio consumers access the exact same conversion and clocking technology used by the most prominent industry professionals in the world at a fraction of the cost,” commented Marcel James, Director of Sales for Antelope Audio USA. “The Zodiac is an ideal solution for a home listening environment and the ‘missing link’ in helping any system achieve optimal performance.”

Unprecedented detail and clarity
The Antelope Audio Zodiac helps audiophile consumers experience a new level of detail, sound clarity and warmth. Featuring a plug and play interface that connects seamlessly to a Mac, PC or just about any other digital media source, the Zodiac delivers 192kHz resolution audio, dramatically improving the listening experience on both loudspeakers and headphones. Antelope’s proprietary clocking technology, which is shielded from other electronic components to maintain a consistent temperature, is at the core of the Antelope sound and results in astounding accuracy, dynamics and stereo placement of the audio.

The Zodiac is particularly attractive also to audio consumers who use headphones being designed for precise monitoring with a wide range of headphone impedance. Ultra linear, dual stage headphone amplifiers, which are controlled by a dedicated volume knob, deliver smooth sound at both high and low levels.

Features:

– Custom USB chip streams audio up to 192kHz
– Antelope Oven Clock for supreme stability
– 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC)
– 129dB Dynamic Range
– Ultra Linear, Dual Stage Headphone Amps
– PC/Mac Software Control Panel
– Accurate Level Display for Main Volume

Dealers participating in the Antelope Audiophile Special include audioMIDI.com, Soundsciencecat.com, Sweetwater and Vintage King. To learn more about the Antelope Audiophile special, or for complete product information, please visit one of Antelope Audio’s authorized dealers or manufacturer’s website.

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Visual Horizon Communications Upgrades to L-ACOUSTICS LA-RAK

VHC's Paul Smith (left) and Andy Gustaveson with the company's five new L-ACOUSTICS LA-RAK touring amplifier racks

LA8 amplified controllers take VHC’s KUDO system to a new level

ST. PAUL, Minnesota – Twin Cities-based Visual Horizon Communications (VHC), Inc. has now optimized the performance of its KUDO and other L-ACOUSTICS systems with the purchase of five LA-RAK touring amplifier racks, each loaded with three LA8 amplified controllers.

Providing audio, lighting and video services throughout the US for high-profile corporate clients like Target, Best Buy, Wells Fargo, Starkey Labs, Arctic Cat, Great Clips, Macy’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Precor, VHC was one of the first North American adopters of L-ACOUSTICS’ dV-DOSC system more than a decade ago. more

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Haivision Network Video Government Video Expo 2011 Preview

Haivision Network Video Government Video Expo 2011 Preview
Washington, D.C. — Nov. 29 – Dec. 1
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Kordis Sound & Lighting Pumps up the Volume With HARMAN’s JBL Loudspeakers at Bijou Nightclub

Kordis Sound & Lighting upgraded the audio system at Bijou in Boston with a variety of JBL loudspeakers.

NORTHRIDGE, California – Kordis Sound & Lighting recently upgraded the audio system at Bijou, a high-end club in Boston, Massachusetts, with a variety of HARMAN’s JBL loudspeakers, immediately transforming it into one of the most state-of-the-art clubs in the city. With two main floors of entertainment, Bijou wanted to create two different atmospheres for its customers. The top floor is a dance area with open spaces around the bar, drawing large crowds and partiers, while the bottom floor is a more relaxed, upscale lounge area, with various tables and couches for its guests.

The top floor system contains four HARMAN JBL Dance5 loudspeakers, two CBT4 loudspeakers, eight ASB7128 subwoofers, while the back room features four AC28/95 compact 2-way loudspeakers with two SRX718S subwoofers, with four Control 26C ceiling speakers in each of the two restrooms on the floor. The DJ booth includes JBL’s EON515XT portable PA speakers with a PRX718S powered subwoofer.

Powering the top floor system are two Crown CTs 1200 amplifiers, two CTs 3000, two MA-9000i, four MA-12000i, two XTi 2000 and XTi 1000 amplifiers, plus one Crown 180A amplifier. The whole system was processed with a BSS BLU-160 signal processor.

The bottom floor features six JBL AC28/26 compact 2-way loudspeakers, 12 AC18/26 compact 2-way loudspeakers, two AC28/95 compact 2-way loudspeakers, as well as four Control 26C loudspeakers for each of the two restrooms on the floor. There are also 16 JBL ASB6112 subwoofers distributed around the floor and ground area with an AC28/95 loudspeaker used for the DJ booth with a PRX718S subwoofer.

Powering the system on the lower level are six Crown XTi 2000, four XTi 6000, and an XTi 1000 amplifiers, and a 180A amplifier for the restroom.

When deciding on which loudspeakers would fit the environment, Greg Kordis of Kordis Sound & Lighting cited JBL’s ease of installation, sound quality and affordability. “The Dance5’s have the nightclub levels that Bijou was looking for to turn it into a premier club,” Kordis said. “The ASB7128’s were chosen because they fit perfectly into the size of the cabinets that hide them, while still delivering quality sound. The horsepower on this system is like no other, it had the room bumping without even breaking a sweat.”

There were many challenges that arose during the installation. At first, there were difficulties with acoustics and having the sound trapped between walls and furniture. “We dealt with this by using an assortment of smaller, AC Series speakers rather than using a few larger ones. With low ceilings in a small space, this ended up working perfectly to create the atmosphere and feeling that Bijou wanted,” Kordis said.

“Bijou is very pleased with the new system, and they’re looking forward to a great future with JBL,” Kordis concluded. “The sound is excellent and keeps people dancing and partying all night long.”

For more information on Kordis Sound & Lighting, please visit: http://www.kordissound.com/

For more information on Bijou Boston, please visit: http://www.bijouboston.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.8 billion for the twelve months ending September 30, 2011.

Look Solutions Tiny FX, Tiny CX Foggers Come To Market

Look Solutions is proud to launch two ultra-efficient, battery-driven performers, the Tiny FX and Tiny CX for theatre, film, TV, concerts and celebrations.

Tiny FX

Tiny FX

The Tiny FX is the newest, modified version of the successful Tiny series fog generators. Boasting smaller pump and dimensions, plus remarkably light weight (180 grams), the modular-design Tiny FX contains a refillable fluid reservoir that can be screwed directly into the machine, eliminating the need for external fluid tank and tube. The unit incorporates state-of-the-art technology, including a programmable microprocessor for fixed fog control, ensuring optimal energy efficiency.

Tiny CX

Tiny CX

The handy, efficient Look Solutions Tiny CX, follow-up to the Tiny C07, is easy to use and quick to start up. All components of the model are built into a small, robust housing. For a safe, continuous run, the Tiny CX is microprocessor-based and fully programmable. Its 11.1 V, intelligence-controlled battery allows for increased fog time and can be changed effortlessly, as can the vaporizer. The unit affords one-hand operation and unobtrusive fog emission.

Like the Tiny FX, the Look Solutions Tiny CX can be triggered with the lid-imbedded start button, cable remote, radio remote, or DMX 512 with a DMX-converter. For each model, the special Tiny-Fluid provides dense fog with lowest fluid consumption.

The Tiny FX and CX units are already being used for cruise ships, and various entertainment sectors, such as Disney projects and Hollywood productions. For busy producers, stage mangers and technical directors, these units truly offer the dollar-for-dollar ultimate in creative, compact convenience.

About Look Solutions

Based in Germany, Look Solutions manufactures high-performance fog machines, haze machines, battery-powered mini-foggers, low-foggers, accessories and fluids at reasonable prices. Look Solutions USA, located in western Maryland, serves customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, or to request a demo machine for evaluation, visit www.looksolutionsusa.com or call Hunter Totty, Director of Operations, at 1-800-426-4189. Look Solutions’ Tech Support Hotline is 646-300-0520.

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London’s Soho Theatre Adds HARMAN Soundcraft Vi1™ Digital Live Sound Console to Its Cast of Performers

LONDON, United Kingdom – Located in the creative heart of London, the Soho Theatre is a showcase for drama, comedy and cabaret and encourages the efforts of new and developing writers. The Theatre has hosted British and international performers including Demetri Martin, John Leguizamo, Eugene Mirman, Stuart Silver, Richard Herring, and others and offers a wide range of new productions. Recently, the Soho Theatre upgraded its audio facilities with the installation of a HARMAN Soundcraft Vi1 digital live sound console—an improvement that has made life easier for the performers as well as the audio staff.

“We have been using the Soundcraft Vi1 for a couple of months now and personally I could not be more satisfied with it,” said Paolo Melis, Soho Theatre technician. “The large number of inputs and outputs on the desk has made it much easier to mix big projects. The Vistonics II™ illuminated color touchscreen interface is straightforward and simple to use, which is a big advantage when mixing a show and you need to have everything readily at hand in an instant.”

The Vi1 offers a host of features that are specifically designed for live sound use. “As a theatre technician, the Snapshot feature that lets you quickly create cue lists is the one I enjoy the most,” Melis noted. “It allows you to take instant ‘snapshots’ of all the console settings and compile cue lists for later recall just by pressing a single button. This one function alone is a tremendous time saver.

“We are also pleased by the high quality of the console’s built-in Lexicon® effects. They are much better than the effects that were available in our previous desk.”

The Vi1’s versatility allows Melis to deal flawlessly with live bands and does double duty as both a front of house and a monitor console. “It also works wonderfully in theatre sound design projects, where you need to be able to re-create a surround sound sonic environment, or simply route multiple outputs to speakers that are placed in various locations throughout a set,” Melis said. “The available matrix and aux busses make that easy to achieve.”

“The Vi1 has made operating our audio system a lot easier for us,” concluded Melis. “The performers can hear themselves better and perhaps most importantly it gives us the ability to deliver exceptional sound to the audience, night after night.”

For more information about the Soho Theatre please visit www.sohotheatre.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,500 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.0 billion for twelve months ending September 30, 2011.

AURALEX IS EXCLUSIVE ACOUSTICS SPONSOR AT CEDIA CHINA 2011 EXPO AND CONFERENCE

SHANGHAI, CHINA – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, is the sole acoustics sponsor at the CEDIA China 2011 Expo and Conference, set to take place at Shanghai International Convention Center November 23 through November 25.

“We are excited to represent the acoustics industry at CEDIA China, as we are currently expanding our presence throughout Asia,” says David Fischer, CEO of Auralex Acoustics. “Not only does this show support Asia’s emerging audio and home cinema industry, but it will be the most impactful international exhibition for the residential electronic systems technology industry across the region. Our role at this show solidifies our leadership and commitment to providing innovative acoustical solutions across the globe.” more

VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” Gets a Tom Kenny Lighting Re-design with Gear from WorldStage

VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live”

VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live”

Look Solutions is proud to launch two ultra-efficient, battery-driven performers, the Tiny FX and Tiny CX for theatre, film, TV, concerts and celebrations.

The Tiny FX is the newest, modified version of the successful Tiny series fog generators. Boasting smaller pump and dimensions, plus remarkably light weight (180 grams), the modular-design Tiny FX contains a refillable fluid reservoir that can be screwed directly into the machine, eliminating the need for external fluid tank and tube. The unit incorporates state-of-the-art technology, including a programmable microprocessor for fixed fog control, ensuring optimal energy efficiency.

The handy, efficient Look Solutions Tiny CX, follow-up to the Tiny C07, is easy to use and quick to start up. All components of the model are built into a small, robust housing. For a safe, continuous run, the Tiny CX is microprocessor-based and fully programmable. Its 11.1 V, intelligence-controlled battery allows for increased fog time and can be changed effortlessly, as can the vaporizer. The unit affords one-hand operation and unobtrusive fog emission.

Like the Tiny FX, the Look Solutions Tiny CX can be triggered with the lid-imbedded start button, cable remote, radio remote, or DMX 512 with a DMX-converter. For each model, the special Tiny-Fluid provides dense fog with lowest fluid consumption.

The Tiny FX and CX units are already being used for cruise ships, and various entertainment sectors, such as Disney projects and Hollywood productions. For busy producers, stage mangers and technical directors, these units truly offer the dollar-for-dollar ultimate in creative, compact convenience.

About Look Solutions

Based in Germany, Look Solutions manufactures high-performance fog machines, haze machines, battery-powered mini-foggers, low-foggers, accessories and fluids at reasonable prices. Look Solutions USA, located in western Maryland, serves customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, or to request a demo machine for evaluation, visit www.looksolutionsusa.com or call Hunter Totty, Director of Operations, at 1-800-426-4189. Look Solutions’ Tech Support Hotline is 646-300-0520.

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Red TX Brings Stunning Broadcast Audio Quality To Coldplay’s Madrid Album Launch

Broadcast sound specialist Red TX has once again helped a mega band reach out to its fans around the world by capturing the broadcast audio for Coldplay’s recent album launch at the Plaza de Toros Stadium in Madrid.

17,000 fans in the stadium were joined by 44 million other fans around the world to watch the spectacular show on You Tube. Coldplay’s set included hits such as Yellow, God Put A Smile Upon Your Face, Fix You, Clocks and Viva La Vida as well as the singles Paradise and Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall from their new album Mylo Xyloto.

The concert was mixed on board Red TX’s new truck, Red II, by renowned live sound engineer and Red TX director Tim Summerhayes. He provided a live stereo audio feed to the Visions mobile, which was capturing the video in High Definition and providing onward broadcast to You Tube.

Summerhayes also recorded the concert in 5.1 surround sound for subsequent DVD release.

Commenting on the project Tim Summerhayes says: “It was a challenge because we had very limited rehearsal time, but we worked closely with Coldplay’s production team of Dan Green and Rick Simpson and between us we kept everyone smiling.”

Red TX was commissioned to handle the broadcast audio for the Amex sponsored concert by Live Nation.

Mylo Xyloto is Coldplay’s fifth studio album and it was released worldwide on October 24th by EMI. The album has subsequently charted at No. 1 in 17 countries and sold more than 200,000 units in the UK alone in its first week.

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About Red TX:
Red TX provides a comprehensive concert recording and broadcast service to the music and television industries. The company has state-of-the-art mobile recording facilities and can handle projects of any size or complexity. As well as recording audio for broadcast, the company also records live music events for subsequent release on CD or DVD. It is headed by Ian Dyckhoff and Tim Summerhayes, both of whom have extensive experience in delivering high-quality audio for broadcast. www.red-tx.com

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