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Penn Elcom appoints David Logan sales manager FANE loudspeakers

Penn- Elcom (penn-elcom.com) renowned case and speaker cabinet parts manufacture announces the appointment of David Logan to North America Sales Manager for FANE Loudspeakers (fane-international.com). David Logan previously held management positions at Hollywood Sound Systems, Westlake Audio, Alpine Car Audio and brings over 40 years of Pro-Audio, MI and Music industry experience to Penn-Elcom. Fane has enjoyed an historic success in Europe with its hand-made in the UK  speakers since 1958, and now brings its full line of high end Pro-Audio and Musical instrument loudspeakers  to North America for the first time. “We’re truly excited about the new relationship between Penn-Elcom and FANE and anxious to provide domestic customers the opportunity to try the quality FANE product for the first time” says David Logan. Contact  David Logan at  david.logan@penn-elcom.com for further details.

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Clear-Com Presents USITT Stage Management Award to Carnegie Mellon Student

Continued Sponsorship Highlights Company’s Commitment to the Live Sound/Theater Industry

ALAMEDA, CA, MARCH 30, 2012 ─ Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, continues to demonstrate its dedication to the live sound industry through its ongoing support of the USITT (United States Institute for Theater Technology) Young Designers & Technicians (YD&T) Awards. This year, as the sponsor of the organization’s Stage Management Award, Clear-Com and USITT honored Carnegie Mellon senior, David Beller, for his excellence in stage management and dedication to the performing arts. The award is part of USITT’s annual Conference & Stage Expo, which attracts roughly 4,000 design and production technology professionals each year.

USITT Stage Management Award Recipient and Carnegie Mellon Senior, David Beller.

The YD&T Awards are presented to young designers and technicians in the industry who are beginning their careers and who demonstrate outstanding potential in areas such as stage management, technical production, makeup design, lighting design and more. In recognition of his contributions, Beller, like all past winners, received a cash reward and registration to the 2012 USITT Annual Conference and Stage Expo, where he was provided the opportunity to meet privately with the award adjudicators and sponsors during the conference.

Jaz Wray, Clear-Com’s Regional Sales Manager for Southwestern USA and Latin America, presents the USITT Stage Management Award to Carnegie Mellon Senior, David Beller.

“As the Stage Management Award sponsor for more than a decade, Clear-Com is proud to be a part of the USITT, which serve as a significant platform to unite members of the industry,” says Judy Cheng, Clear-Com’s Director of Marketing. “Clear-Com’s success in the Pro Audio industry began in the theater/live sound industry and we are excited to once again be involved in the USITT Award process.”

“We are pleased to support students in their early successes as well as honor their exceptional skills,” says Jaz Wray, Clear-Com’s Regional Sales Manager for Southwestern USA and Latin America. “We know they will all continue to achieve amazing things in the field. Congratulations to David [Beller] on his exceptional achievements in the area of stage management.”

From the company’s creation of the first beltpack to the innovation of advanced digital matrix systems, integrated wireless systems and intercom-over-IP, Clear-Com has been a key leader in the live sound/theater industry since 1968. Performance professionals and production crews around the world have rapidly embraced Clear-Com products, which have transformed their production workflows for the better. Clear-Com continues to develop best-in-class intercoms to help customers perform their jobs with greater ease and efficiency.

The United States Institute for Theater Technology is an association for design, production and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry to connect, create and communicate their craft with each other. It has served the industry since 1960, effectively highlighting the work and dedication that goes into set design, lighting, costumes, sound, make-up and stage managing. USITT first launched its annual awards ceremony in 1995.

About Clear-Com
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

About HME
HM Electronics, Inc. is a diverse group of companies providing solutions that enhance productivity and customer service in markets including restaurants, sports and professional audio. Founded in 1971, we sell, service and support products in 89 countries worldwide, via company-owned offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China, and an extensive network of HME-authorized distributors, dealers and service agents. Every day quick service restaurants take over 24 million orders using HME systems. With the recent acquisition of Clear-Com, HME is the world’s leading provider of professional intercom systems. To learn more, visit www.hme.com.

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Penn-Elccom announces distribution deal with FANE loudspeakers

NAMM 2012  : Penn – Elcom (www.penn-elcom.com)   announces their exclusive distribution deal partnership with renowned UK loudspeaker manufacture FANE (fane-international.com) . Launched at NAMM 2012, Fane’s legendary line of Pro-Audio and premium Musical Instrument loudspeakers will now be available for the first time to OEM and retail customers in North America from Penn – Elcom, well known case and speaker cabinet parts manufacture.  Along with the distribution deal announcement, Penn – Elcom announces the appointment of David Logan (david.logan@penn-elcom.com)  as North America Sales Manager for Fane loudspeakers.  Fane has enjoyed historic success in Europe with it’s quality hand-made speakers since 1958.

AUDIOSCIENCE JOINS AVNU ALLIANCE

For Immediate Release
AUDIOSCIENCE JOINS AVNU ALLIANCE
Is now part of the organization promoting IEEE AVB

NEWCASTLE, DE (March 16th, 2012): AudioScience, Inc., a professional digital audio innovator in the radio broadcast and installed sound industry, is pleased to announce that it has joined AVnu Alliance as a Promoter member. The AVnu Alliance was formed to promote and certify the IEEE Audio Video Bridging (AVB) set of standards. It includes manufacturers in the areas of professional audio/video, automotive and consumer electronics. AVnu certified products will allow manufacturers to have one standards based network that handles all video, audio, control and data, while reducing costs and simplifying deployment.

“We decided as a company to focus on audio-over-networks many years ago”, said Stephen Turner, Vice President of AudioScience. “One of our mission statements is to support and promote standards that are in our area of interest. When AVB came on the scene, we watched with interest, noting that it was being developed under the auspices of the IEEE and that it had prominent installed sound and network silicon companies behind it. Being completely scalable and covering a variety of industries, we feel AVB is a contender for the holy grail of audio and video over networks and so have chosen to rally around it through the AVnu Alliance”.

“We are very pleased to have AudioScience join the growing ranks of member companies which have embraced game-changing significance of AVnu AVB for robust, AV-aware networking,” states Lee Minich Marketing Work Group chair of AVnu Alliance and president of Lab X Technologies. “AudioScience’s commitment to AVnu will continue to strengthen their role in radio automation, and lead the adoption of AVnu AVB in throughout that industry.”

About AVnu Alliance
AVnu Alliance is an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional-quality audio video by promoting the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards over various networking link-layers. The organization creates compliance test procedures and processes that ensure AVB interoperability of networked A/V devices, helping to provide the highest quality streaming A/V experience. The Alliance promotes awareness of the benefits of AVB technologies and intends to collaborate with other organizations and entities to make use of this work in their respective efforts to provide a better end-user A/V experience. The Alliance is focused on applications of these technologies in the automotive, consumer electronics, and professional A/V markets. More information can be found on the AVnu Alliance website at www.AVnu.org.

About AudioScience, Inc.
AudioScience, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets digital audio peripherals for radio broadcast and installed sound applications. AudioScience is headquartered at 42 Reads Way, New Castle, Delaware 19720, with offices in Costa Mesa – California, Rochester – New York, Christchurch – New Zealand, Malaga – Spain, and Singapore. For more information, phone +1-302-324-5333, email esasi (at) audioscience.com , or visit the company’s website at www.audioscience.com.

Lua Scripting added to Hono CobraNet ASI2416/Custom and Mini

For Immediate Release

Lua Scripting added to Hono CobraNet ASI2416/Custom and Mini
AudioScience network interfaces can now perform actions autonomously

NEWCASTLE, DE (February 1, 2012) AudioScience, Inc., a professional digital audio innovator in the radio broadcast and installed sound industry, has added Lua scripting ability to its Hono ASI2416/Custom and Mini CobraNet products.

The Lua Scripting eXtensions (LSX) allows an AudioScience network interface to automatically perform a user-specified set of actions when a particular condition occurs. For example, an opto input triggered from a push button can cause one or more relays on the network interface to close. The same event could also cause one or more relays on a remote node to close. LSX supports accesses to meters (both RMS and Peak), volumes (including mutes) and timer objects.

Richard Gross, president of AudioScience, explains “One of the exciting things about LSX is that customers can implement microphone push-to-talk functionality without requiring any external hardware. Alternatively, with a microphone attached to monitor ambient background noise, and output volume could be automatically adjusted to compensate. The possibilities are endless and I will be interested to learn how our customers deploy this exciting new feature.”

LSX runs on AudioScience network interfaces including the Hono ASI2416/Hono Custom and Hono Mini running firmware 4.10 and later. Script editing and testing is supported in ASIControl version 4.10 and later.

About Lua
Lua is an open source, embeddable scripting language. It combines simple syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection. More information can be obtained at http://www.lua.org

About AudioScience, Inc.
AudioScience, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets digital audio peripherals for computer-based digital audio applications. AudioScience is headquartered at 42 Reads Way, New Castle, Delaware 19720, with offices in Costa Mesa – California, Rochester – New York, Christchurch – New Zealand, Malaga – Spain, and Singapore. For more information, phone +1-302-324-5333, email salesasi@audioscience.com, or visit the company’s website at www.audioscience.com.

ACIR to Host Yamaha CL Demo at Trump Taj Mahal

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J.—ACIR Professional will host a demo of the new Yamaha CL Digital Console Series on Thursday, April 5th from 12 Noon – 4:00 pm at the Trump Taj Mahal (Atlantic City), Xanadu Theatre. Yamaha Systems Application Engineer, Kevin Kimmel, and Regional District Manager, Bob Quinones, will be on hand to demo the new CL console and will also present the new Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045 Primary Source Enhancer and Dugan-MY16 card. All audio professionals are welcome. RSVP: to Lisa Young (young.lisa7@gmail.com) by April 2, 2012.

Yamaha CL Series Digital Console Series: The Yamaha CL Series is a Dante network-based console featuring remote I/O for a faster, more responsive Yamaha system solution. All three CL models in the Centralogic™ series, only differentiated by frame size and input capability, feature 24 mix buses, 8 matrix buses, plus stereo and mono outputs, and 16 DCAs. The footprint of all three CL consoles is small, yet powerful and has been developed specifically for sound reinforcement applications such as performing arts venues, theaters, houses of worship, touring, and remote broadcast. The high output bus count will be a great benefit to live broadcast and monitor applications.

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045: The new Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045 Primary Source Enhancer has been developed for, and is distributed exclusively by, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. Primarily used in live sound applications, the RND 5045 is a 2-channel analog, 1RU device that not only enables up to 16dB of additional gain before feedback when conditions allow, but because it is a dynamics-only processor, the integrity of the original signal is preserved. The device reduces background sounds and enhances the main audio source, providing clarity and warmth to podium, lavaliere, and headset mics, as well as in extreme situations, such as referee mics.

Dugan-MY16 Card:
The Dugan-MY16 card is designed for current model Yamaha digital mixers and processors including Yamaha 01V96, DM1000, 02R96, DM2000, M7CL, LS9, DSP5D, PM5D, and DME24/64N. Dan Dugan Sound Design automatic mic mixing products eliminate cueing errors, reduce feedback and ambient noise pickup, allow for smooth transitions between talkers, and provide consistent system gain no matter how many mics are open. The card can handle up to 64 live microphones, and is remote controllable.

Students of the Academy of Music and Theatre Hamburg Learn Tricks of the Trade With a HARMAN Studer Vista 5 Digital Console

Professor Andreas Hübner, head of the AV Media Centre at the Academy of Music and Theatre Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany – With approximately 750 students, the Academy of Music and Theatre Hamburg (HfMT) is one of the major music academies in Germany and offers an artistic and scientific education in all areas of music and theatre. One of the Academy’s hallmarks is its AV Media Center, at the heart of which lies a HARMAN Studer Vista 5 digital mixing console.

HfMT’s AV media center includes a recording studio and a video production studio, plus an audio control room for the recording of live events that take place in the Academy’s 450-seat theatre. The theatre hosts up to 10 opera productions per year, as well as productions by the Academy’s drama students. The AV Media Center’s equipment is used on a full-time basis by the Academy’s students, who are expected to familiarize themselves with the technology.

The Vista 5 console at HfMT is equipped with 32 faders. The central unit of the DSP system, the SCore Live engine, is equipped with four DSP cards and is housed in an equipment room along with other media and audio technology components. The exchange of audio and control data between the CPU and the D21m I/O system takes place via a fiber optic network.

A total of 216 and 208 outputs are available in different formats. The Studer I/O system can also be easily adapted to existing audio patchbays.

The Studer Vista 5 console was sold through Audio Pro, Studer’s Germany distributor.

For more information on Audio Pro, please visit www.audiopro.de

For more information on the Academy of Music and Theatre Hamburg, please visit www.hfmt-hamburg.de

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 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.2 billion for twelve months ending December 31, 2011.

Penn Elcom announces North American availability of FANE Colossus Prime 18XS

Penn Elcom, now North America distributors of FANE loudspeakers are proud to announce the arrival of the Colossus Prime 18XS, 18” 1200 watt woofer for pro-audio applications of all types. See spec sheet.

The Prime 18XS is intended for use as a high-output bass driver in multi way systems and features a 4 inch ‘sandwich’ (inside and outside windings) voice coil, immersed in a symmetric magnetic field yielding increased linearity and lower distortion. This, coupled with laminated silicone suspensions, a large Xmax of 12mm with peak to peak travel of 60mm, ensures fast accurate bass at high levels of excursion. The cone membrane, manufactured from polycellulose, is much stronger and more durable than conventional paper pulp alternatives. This allows the driver to combine high-sensitivity with the structural integrity required to produce undistorted low frequencies at extreme sound pressure levels. The driver handles 1200 Watts (A.E.S.) continuous and can cope with peaks in excess of 4800 Watts. This is due to advanced thermal management in the form of vented die-cast chassis and increased motor system venting. These measures effectively remove heat from the voice coil, resulting in extremely low-power compression. The Prime 18XS exhibits 100 dB sensitivity and can deliver bass down to 29 Hz (-6 dB) in a 200 litre ported enclosure.

For further details, OEM and dealer inquiries contact David Logan @ david.logan@penn-elcom.com .

MICHAEL BUBLÉ’S BREAKOUT CRAZY LOVE TOUR RELIES ON DPA MICROPHONES

Multiplatinum Grammy-Nominated Artist Uses the DPA 3521 and DPA 4099 Microphones for All Live Performances

BURBANK, CADPA Microphones’ 4099 Live Instrument microphones and 3521 Cardioid Compact Stereo Kit provide the kind of discreet and lightweight micing that is perfect for any size live acoustic music ensemble on Michael Bublé’s Crazy Love tour. Craig Doubet, Bublé’s FOH mixer, chose DPA because of the complete transparency of the mics. He was also looking to reduce the amount of gain before feedback in the piano and the bleeding of other instruments into the mic while still allowing for easy and repeatable placement. The 3521 stereo kit in particular, has been integral to Bublé’s live sound, since the piano is a large part of the show. more

Audio Post Production House, Mixopolis, Adds A Fairlight Xynergi To Increase Full Project Development

NEW YORK, New York- Nestled in the heart of New York City, premier audio post production house, Mixopolis, recently purchased a Fairlight Xynergi system in order to maximize potential and optimize workflow within their state-of-the-art mixing facility, providing television and radio advertising agencies high quality promotional material.

Mixopolis, who prides itself on being a full service audio post house, deploys Fairlight for post work including voiceover recording, lock to picture, sound effects and sound design. The ability to intake all audio and video formats through the Xynergi console allows them to stay on top of the game and offers the flexibility to handle any project.

Currently featuring work on Macy’s ‘Shop For A Cause’ campaign as well as other television spots and shows for NBC and HBO, Mixopolis continues to grow. With the addition of another Fairlight system, this time a Xynergi, Mixopolis looks to extend their reputation for delivering quality projects and top-notch client service from start to finish.

The addition of Fairlight’s Xynergi provides a secondary system that will allow the Mixopolis team to access projects and files while their other studio rooms are occupied. “It’s great to have the ability of prepping files or projects on the stand alone system,” said Mitch Raboy, owner, Mixopolis. “It fits perfectly in the area near our music library and is easy to access by everyone.”

For a system that wasn’t originally meant for full project development, Raboy and his team have been able to utilize it extensively due to ease of use and ability to edit material very quickly. “We all love the Constellation we have in our mixing room. This makes it easy for our team to take advantage of the second system. To our surprise it has been used regularly and we’ve even done a few complete projects on it.”

Speaking highly of Fairlight, Raboy continued,” We’ve maintained an upgrade path and still have and use the CC1/Constellation in house, which has been a work-horse throughout the years.”

“The addition of Fairlight to be able to drag and drop any file format to the timeline has been the deal maker,” Raboy added. “This was a huge step in the process to save time. We can now store video with the project and don’t need any other peripherals.”

Although Raboy and his team are not new to the workings of the Xynergi, some of the settings and processes of the console continue to make projects simpler. “The automation is great, being able to copy past projects to the current timeline saves time when working on multiple versions of a commercial. Having touch-sensitive faders and knobs under my hands is awesome. It’s great not having to use a mouse. Whatever knob or setting you’re looking for it’s right on the console.”

“Overall Fairlight has been there through it all and helped us to do our jobs at the highest level. The support has been outstanding and gives us confidence that we can tackle any job that comes our way,” Raboy summed up.

For additional information on Mixopolis, please visit: www.mixopolis.com

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About FairlightUS:
FairlightUS is headquartered in New Jersey USA and is the exclusive distributor for Fairlight products in the North American market. Fairlight has been at the forefront of digital audio development since its inception in 1975. Fairlight designs and manufactures media creation tools including digital audio recording, editing and mixing systems for standard and high definition audio post, broadcast and music production applications. www.fairlightus.com

About Fairlight:
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia Fairlight designs and manufactures media production systems powered by the company’s groundbreaking CC-1 FPGA digital processing engine. The Fairlight product range includes EVO, Xynergi and the new PyxisG2, all of which feature in the world’s leading broadcasters, commercial post facilities, music studios and film production studios. Fairlight has a rich tradition of innovation and development and is at the forefront of green computing technology.

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