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HARMAN’s BSS Audio at the Heart of Audio Upgrade for England’s Coventry Cathedral

COVENTRY, United Kingdom – In need of a complete overhaul of its audio signal distribution, the historic Coventry Cathedral recently underwent a major upgrade, bringing it into the digital age with a HARMAN BSS Audio Soundweb London system. The famous Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed during World War II and eventually rebuilt, has been a place of Christian worship for over 1,000 years. The installation was handled by AV provider RaceTech AV led by Robin Dibble, head of audio engineering and responsible for an upgrade to the church’s audio system 20 years ago. All BSS Audio equipment was supplied by UK HARMAN distributor Sound Technology, Ltd.

With an outdated analog audio system, the quality of the cathedral’s audio was suffering. When Dibble was brought back to update the system, he knew a BSS Audio Soundweb London solution would be the best for the needs of the facility. “With our original solution, no matter what area of the Cathedral a microphone was plugged into, the system was inherently time aligned in both directions, both up and down the length of the building,” remembered Dibble. “We used a huge rack of hand-wired summing amps, signal delays and modular automatic microphone mixers.”

More than two decades later, the same solution is easily attainable with modern digital electronics from BSS Audio. “This provides greater reliability, lower energy consumption and lower running costs,” added Dibble.

Dibble deployed a BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-160, configured with 16 mic/line inputs. By expanding the I/O capacity with an 8-input BLU-BIB and two 8-output BLU-BOB breakout boxes, Dibble was able to increase the routing capability to 24-in/16-out, using BSS Audio’s BLU link digital audio bus between devices.

“Using Soundweb has made everything so much easier,” Dibble explained. “What was previously a huge issue, with so many channels requiring EQ and delay, is now a breeze — and there is so much processing power that just one BLU-160 is operating at only 52% capacity. And since the entire solution is built into Soundweb, it provides a completely different way of optimizing the sound.”

“As for BLU link, this provides big system cost savings as there are no network switches, no extra cards and it’s self redundant. The result is a better sound quality, and I have only had positive comments, as no one believed such a sound as this would be possible,” added Dibble.

The base for this system is installed in a console near the rear of the cathedral, for use by the clergy. In addition, the equipment rack, which houses the amps, DSP and radio receivers, is in a dedicated room immediately in the back.

Within the church, the reaction to the upgrade has been overwhelmingly positive as well, “The audio installation provided by RaceTech has greatly improved the audio quality of our corporate worship and the diverse range of events the Cathedral hosts. The sound is clear and evenly distributed, and the system is coping well, utilized in isolated areas for small gatherings through to full congregations of 1200 people,” said Jenny Thurston, Head Verger for Coventry Cathedral.

For Dibble, the BSS Audio Soundweb London system has made the whole process incredibly straightforward. “The BSS experience is never anything other than positive. I have never looked elsewhere as this has been by far the most cost-effective solution.”

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. 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 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Moog Announces Discontinuation of Little Phatty Analog Synthesizer

ASHEVILLE, NC – September 9, 2013Moog Music today announced the discontinuation of the Little Phatty Stage II analog synthesizer. Moog plans to continue building a limited quantity of units at their factory in downtown Asheville while parts and materials last, which is not expected to be more than two months. The Little Phatty was released in 2006 as a tribute to the life and legacy of Moog Music founder and synthesizer pioneer, Bob Moog. Following the passing of Dr. Moog, The Little Phatty was the first Moog synthesizer designed by Moog Music’s Chief Engineer, Cyril Lance.

“After Bob’s passing, we faced the immense challenge of creating a new synthesizer that would embody the values that we all treasured in Bob,” Lance recalls. “We worked around the clock to develop an instrument that was founded on his continually forward-looking view of synthesis.”

Over the course of its seven-year production run, the Little Phatty has gone through three incantations including The Tribute, Stage I, and Stage II editions. During that time, the Little Phatty has become one of the best selling professional analog synthesizers in history. Its sonic impact on modern music can be heard on thousands of records, and its signature swooped-back silhouette can be seen in top recording facilities around the world as well as on the stages of internationally touring musical acts such as Rush, Jack White, Queens of The Stone Age, No Doubt, Bernie Worrell and the hit shows American Idol, Nashville and Portlandia.

“The Little Phatty represented a key foundational element in what would become the future of Moog Music,” said Michael Adams, Moog Music President & CEO. “It was the synthesizer that proved to the world that Moog Music would continue to create market leading, forward-thinking synthesizers. The fact that the Little Phatty remains an industry standard instrument for artists and producers to this day, is a testament to its design.”

The Little Phatty Stage II is still available in limited quantities at stocking dealers in standard and custom colors while supplies last. For pricing and availability, please visit www.moogmusic.com/dealers.

Mini Documentary and Promotional Incentives

Moog Music released a mini-doc entitled Moog Lives. Play On.: The Making of the Little Phatty today which can be viewed on the Moog website. In the video, Moog Music President Mike Adams, Chief Engineer Cyril Lance, and Product Development Specialist Steve Dunnington recall how the Little Phatty came to life, the challenges that were faced when Dr. Moog fell ill, and how they were eventually overcome to create this one of a kind instrument.

As a thank you to existing Little Phatty owners, Moog Music is offering a free Little Phatty Gig Bag (an $80 value) with the purchase of the Little Phatty CV Output Modification. The modification adds one gate and four CV outputs to the Little Phatty for those desiring greater expressive flexibility. Moog Music is also offering a free percussion and legacy preset pack for Phatty owners available via down-load on its website.

The Phatty family of synthesizers lives on through the new Sub Phatty analog synthesizer and the Slim Phatty desktop synthesizer. For more information on the Phatty family of analog synthesizers go to: www.moogmusic.com/products/Phattys

Links:
• Video Link: http://www.moogmusic.com/content/moog-lives-play-making-little-phatty
• Free Percussion and Legacy Preset Pack Link: http://www.moogmusic.com/content/percussion-legacy-presets
• CV Out Modification: http://www.moogmusic.com/products/phattys/little-phatty-cv-out-modification
• Moog Music website: http://www.moogmusic.com/
• Moog Music on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/MoogMusicInc/
• Moog Music on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/MoogMusicInc/

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About Moog Music:

Moog Music synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments are designed and lovingly handcrafted in the Moog factory in downtown Asheville, N.C. Moog Music and its customers carry on the legacy of Dr. Robert Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer and Founder of Moog Music Inc.

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HARMAN Soundcraft’s “Mixing with Professionals” Seminar Comes to Charlotte With Broadway and Live Sound Engineer Lucas “Rico” Corrubia

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – HARMAN Soundcraft’s “Mixing with Professionals” (MwP) series is making a stop at The Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 17, 2013, hosted by Broadway and tour sound engineer Lucas “Rico” Corrubia.
Corrubia has more than 25 years of experience as a live sound engineer for an enviable number of high-profile gigs. He is currently a sound designer and consultant for the Donny and Marie Osmond UK arena tour and hip-hop dance troupe “Groovaloo” and has worked on Broadway and national shows including “Miss Saigon,” “Footloose,” “The Who’s ‘Tommy,’” “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” and many more. He has been a concert sound engineer for Lauryn Hill, the B-52s, Christina Aguilera, Van Halen, The Roots, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli and other top performers.

Corrubia will give MwP attendees in-depth training on the Soundcraft Vi Series consoles in a relaxed atmosphere that allows plenty of hands-on time. If participants bring a USB stick they can save the settings and take them on the road for their next gig, or keep working on their settings using the Soundcraft Virtual Vi offline editors, which is available free on the Soundcraft website.

“I have had the privilege of working with some of the biggest names in the music business and on Broadway, which is as demanding—and thrilling—as you can imagine,” said Corrubia. “I find Soundcraft Vi Series consoles to be equally adept and completely reliable in any live sound situation, whether it’s working in the same location night after night or mixing one-off concerts with rock performers who can be completely spontaneous.”

The MwP sessions will be held on September 17 at The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28206.

Two time slots will be available from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon and from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The course is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited. Details are available at usa.soundcraft.com and participants can register via e-mail at Soundcraft-usa@harman.com.

Photo Caption: Donny Osmond (left) and Lucas “Rico” Corrubia

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. 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 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

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Hal Leonard Publishes 2nd Volume of Power Tools for Studio One 2

Second volume of the most comprehensive book about PreSonus’ powerful Studio One 2

Montclair, NJ (September 9, 2013) – Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has released the second volume of the book on Studio One 2, Power Tools for Studio One 2, by Studio One maven Larry the O. Both volumes are the only comprehensive references to Studio One, containing a substantial amount of material not documented anywhere, including in the user manual.

Whereas Power Tools for Studio One 2, Volume 1 orients readers to the program and teaches them how to record, play, and edit audio and MIDI, Volume 2 takes users deeper into advanced applications such as working with loops and video as well as the all-important processes of music production, mixing, mastering, and sharing their work with the world. Volume 2 explores each topic in comprehensive detail, exposing every aspect of subjects like plug-ins, automation, and the use of control surfaces.

The transparent integration of mixing, mastering, and sharing is fundamental to Studio One 2’s amazing production power. In this valuable resource, Studio One expert Larry the O demonstrates how to jump from a mastering session back to a mix to make changes, which are then instantly updated in the mastering session; how to export masters to an audio file, to a DDP file that can be sent to a professional mastering house, or to a set of compressed files for digital downloading; and how to upload directly from Studio One 2 to online services, such as SoundCloud.

This new volume discusses important features released since the first volume was written, such as the new Macros feature and Nimbit, the PreSonus acquired e-commerce technology that makes selling music, merchandise and tickets to gigs and events easy and convenient. The author includes several helpful appendices that address troubleshooting common problems users encounter. The included DVD-ROM shows in easy-to-grasp videos how to create Musicloop and Audioloop files, how to use Studio One’s metering capabilities, how to integrate external processors with Pipeline, how to use the Project page, “true stem mixing”, as well as song and project integration. Volume 2 also details the program’s unique capacity to allow users to trade tricks through PreSonus Exchange. Thanks to author’s friendly tone and entertaining writing style, this informative book is far from dry and makes an interesting and easy-to-follow read.

Volume 1 received lots of industry accolades:

“This book is the ‘straight line’ between booting the program and creating a project. While it’s suitable for those getting started with Studio One Pro, there are plenty of tips, shortcuts, and workflow ideas that existing users will find helpful as well.” – Craig Anderton

“This has got to be the most comprehensive book in learning everything from the basics to advanced techniques in Studio One. Larry the O takes you all the way. Highly recommended for beginners or pros.” – Rick Naqvi, Vice President, Sales, PreSonus

“Power Tools for Studio One 2 does a fantastic job of getting you up and running in Studio One 2 and guiding you into some of the more complex functions that aren’t covered in the application’s documentation.” – Pro Audio Review

“Larry the O has decades of experience educating readers about music technology, and his friendly tone adds to the book’s ‘here’s some cool stuff I bet you didn’t know’ nature. And there is stuff you won’t know in here… this book promises (and delivers) information about Studio One 2 that even PreSonus doesn’t document anywhere.” – Mike Metlay, editor, Recording magazine

About the Author
Larry the O has spent more than 30 years as a music and audio professional in nearly every aspect of the industry. As a musician, sound designer, composer, engineer, producer, and writer, Larry has amassed credits in film, TV, video games, articles and reviews in magazines such as Mix and Electronic Musician, and technical authoring for top audio-industry companies. His audio services company, Toys in the Attic, is based in Vallejo, California.

Please contact Martina McConnon at Music Marcom for interviews with the author, high-resolution pictures, reprint excerpts, and review copies of the book!
Martina@musicmarcom.com or call 610-577-4982

Power Tools for Studio One 2, volume 2
Hal Leonard Books $39.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00110295
ISBN: 9781476874685
Width: 7.25″ Length: 9.0″ 335 pages, DVD ROM with video lessons included
More information at www.halleonardbooks.com and www.onstageandbackstage.wordpress.com

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VMP Appoints KLM Marketing New Representative for Mid-Atlantic Region

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Sept. 9, 2013—Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, AV, and communications industries, is proud to announce that it has appointed KLM Marketing its new factory representative for the mid-Atlantic region (MD., VA., DE., and eastern PA) effective Sept. 1. KLM will work primarily with VMP in the security market, and will support other low voltage channels, as well.

“As security continues to be an ever-expanding and increasingly important market for VMP, we needed a representative with a successful and established history in this vital territory,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “KLM has everything we were searching for, and we are looking forward to working with them.”

Mechanicsville, VA-based KLM Marketing was established in 2002 to represent security manufacturers in the mid-Atlantic region. It has a team of six people, of which four are field reps who are based throughout the territory and are available to visit customers in their region. KLM offers system design, sales/technical training, site visits, and strives for total customer support. Much of KLM’s growth has come due to its ability to work closely with end users and fit their needs with solid solutions.

“KLM strives to partner with dealers, distributors, consultants and end users to design and specify best of breed security solutions to make our world a little safer,” said Paul Walter, KLM partner. “We represent top tier manufactures and are consistently recognized by our brands as being one of the best rep agencies in our industry. For example, KLM has been Aiphone’s ‘Rep of the Year’ in 2010, 2011 and 2012. VMP has had a strong presence and has been well respected in the security market for a long time, and we are excited and proud to work with Keith [Fulmer] and his team.”

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communications and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to grow by adding mounting systems to address growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of our business.

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DJ and Producer Mark Sixma Doesn’t Leave Home Without HARMAN’s Lexicon PCM Total Bundle

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Dutch DJ and Producer Mark Sixma has several chart-topping tracks to his name and other major DJ’s including Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, and DJ Tiesto have played his music. Currently signed to Armada Music, an award-winning label in The Netherlands, Sixma is touring and playing some of the largest dance festivals in the world. When he is packing his sonic suitcase Sixma includes HARMAN’s Lexicon PCM Total Bundle reverb/effects plug-in.

“This bundle is my first Lexicon product. As I travel a lot, I usually prefer to work “in the box” as much as possible,” explained Sixma. “Carrying around lots of hardware on tour wasn’t an option for me. Luckily there’s no need for that with the PCM Total Bundle.”

Sixma quickly found a use for the PCM Native Reverb plug-ins on many of his different projects. “A lot of other reverb plug-ins out there sound like they just add an extra sound to an instrumental or vocal part, while the PCM Native Reverb plug-ins blend really well with the source. Which results in a very realistic and pleasant sound,” commented Sixma.

For Sixma the best aspect of Lexicon plugins is simply the quality of the sound. “I love how the plug-ins sound on vocals and traditional instruments like strings or piano. In fact I think they sound great on pretty much anything I throw at them.”

Additionally, the popular Dutch DJ relies on the Total Bundle’s cleverly programmed presets to quickly get the sound he is looking for, without impeding his creative process. Sixma also believes Lexicon surpasses other plug-ins with their capability to blend so well with the source.

Commenting on his favorite effect in the bundle, Sixma couldn’t decide, stating, “It’s hard to pick a favorite out of this bundle since all the plugins serve their purpose extremely well.”

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. 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 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

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DTV Audio Group Forum Debates Contrasting Visions for Television Sound at 135th AES Convention in New York

— DTV Audio Group members, executives, mixers and leading technologists slated to participate in groundbreaking discussion at the AES Convention —

— “The Sound of the Cloud: Audio Implications of Multi-Platform Delivery” will address the future of TV audio as digital distribution model continues to evolve —

New York, NY, September 6, 2013 — The upcoming 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (October 17 through October 20, 2013, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City) will feature an open forum discussing the shifting landscape in TV audio brought about by the transition to multi-platform mobile and fixed streaming content delivery.

Produced by the DTV Audio Group – an organization of senior-level broadcast network executives promoting best practices and successful strategies for digital television audio production and delivery – in association with the Sports Video Group (SVG), the forum, titled “The Sound of the Cloud: Audio Implications of Multi-Platform Delivery,” will take place 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2013, at the Javits Center, and will be open to all registered AES attendees. Participants will include technology leaders from major networks, content owners and distributors, and key technology providers.

The Forum will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by advanced audio encoding schemes and debate whether ubiquitous mobile and “over-the-top” streaming content delivery provides an opportunity for greater audio enhancement or demands a retreat to more limited audio options. The discussion will also address the long-term implications of mobile data’s annexation of available broadcast spectrum and the resulting impact on wireless production. Finally, the forum will again take up the subject of producing live music content for television including some key insights on properly managing 5.1-to-Stereo compatibility for entertainment television.

“The transition from traditional broadcasting to a largely stream-based model opens up a lot of possibilities but potentially adds to confusion as different entities pursue a range of formats and encoding solutions,” says Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group. “The demand for more sophisticated interactive and object-oriented services on next-generation streaming appliances, and the transition to streaming of highly sophisticated cinema formats at the very high end, are directly at odds with the common perception that television audio now needs to be ‘dumbed down’ for mobile and desktop streaming. This disconnect between competing visions creates a strategic dilemma for live content producers who are looking for universal delivery standards and workflow practices across a range of delivery platforms.”

“The Sound of the Cloud: Audio Implications of Multi-Platform Delivery” will address these issues with insight from the very figures shaping the future of content delivery – providing an invaluable look into the issues faced in this evolving model that attendees simply cannot get anywhere else. Confirmed sponsors for the DTV Audio Group forum include Dale Pro Audio; Dolby Laboratories; DTS, Inc.; and Linear Acoustic.

Visit the DTV Audio Group web site for information on the organization’s leadership and advisory board. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

Photo Caption: Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group

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Education Sponsorship Provides K-20 Students the Opportunity to Attend the Women Tech Awards

Listen Technologies joins Utah businesses in support of the Women Tech Council’s commitment in nurturing students’ interest in science and technology careers.

Listen Technologies is proud to announce its participation in the Education Sponsorship program for the upcoming Women Tech Awards. The Women Tech Awards, directed by the Women Tech Council (WTC), recognizes women who are leading technology companies, promoting innovation in their industry, and are making contributions to the community.

Over the past six years, the WTC has had the opportunity to honor 90 amazing women working in various technology fields and 15 university students. They’ve also sponsored over 100 high school students for the awards in order to inspire the next generation of young women.

Current Education sponsors include; Patent Law Works LLP, Holland & Hart LLP, Nelson Laboratories, Listen Technologies, Symantec, and Truenorthlogic.

When asked why it was important to be an Education Sponsor for the Women Tech Awards, Schaeffer stated, “I wanted to make it easier for young women to attend the Women Tech awards. I’m a firm believer that when these young women see and interact with the many women who’ve been nominated for awards, as well as, have the opportunity to network with other women in technical fields, they’ll see a career path for themselves in technology. The technology field needs and wants more talented, smart, young women and there’s no better way to get them involved than getting them to attend WTC events.”

Halle Veysey, a student at Lone Peak High School noted, “This year I plan to start my own club at Lone Peak High School to interest female students in science and technology. I want to spread the word to other teens that a career in technology can be fun and exciting.”

The Sixth Annual Women Tech Awards will honor 17 women in the technology field. The Women Tech Council is looking to continue its success of hosting over 125 STEM students at the awards. The awards will be announced at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 12, 2013 at a luncheon.

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Nominations Open For Music Producers Guild Awards 2014

Nominations for the Music Producers Guild Awards 2014 will open today, Monday 9th September, as the most prestigious event recognising the UK’s top producers, engineers, remixers and mastering engineers prepares for its biggest year to date.

Set to be hosted at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in Vauxhall, London, on Thursday 13th February 2014, the MPG Awards 2014 will award fifteen different categories of music production including the UK Producer of the Year, International Producer of the Year, Breakthrough Producer of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to UK Music.

Now in its sixth year, the MPG Awards celebrate the best and brightest talent in the history of music recording, along with the industry’s rising stars. The MPG Awards count the likes of Paul Epworth, Al O’Connell, Plan B and Sir George Martin CBE amongst previous winners and the winner of the UK Producer of the Year category will automatically win a BRIT Award for Best Producer.

The nominations process, running until Monday 14th October, allows anyone to put the names of any worthwhile recording professional forward for many of the fifteen MPG Awards 2014 categories. Nominations can be made via www.mpgawards.com with producers and engineers being actively encouraged to nominate themselves.

The MPG 2014 Awards categories are:

UK Producer of the Year
International Producer of the Year
Breakthrough Producer of the Year
Recording Engineer of the Year
Breakthrough Engineer of the Year
Mix Engineer of the Year
Mastering Engineer of the Year
Re-mixer of the Year
UK Album of the Year
UK Single Song Release of the Year
Studio of the Year
The A&R Award
The MPG Innovation Award
The MPG Inspiration Award
Outstanding Contribution to UK Music

Nominations can be made at www.mpgawards.com

MPG Chairman Steve Levine said: “The Music Producers Guild Award brings those responsible for the creation of music loved around the world into the spotlight to give them the recognition they deserve. With a bigger venue and new categories, the MPG Awards 2014 is going to be the best yet and I would encourage everyone to make their nominations for one or all of the categories and then join us in February for a celebration of the very best of production talent.”

Held in a larger venue for the first time due to the high demand of previous years, the MPG Awards 2014 is expected to be a star-studded event with every aspect of the industry represented. Attendees in previous years have included: Laura Marling, Plan B, Mark Ronson, Jamie xx, Muse, Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Jamie T, Dizzee Rascal, Florence Welch, Brian Eno, Calvin Harris and many more.

Tickets for the MPG Awards 2014 are also available to order through the website, including an early bird discount offer:
MPG Full Members: £175 plus VAT, reduced to £150 plus VAT with early bird discount.
MPG Non Members: £199 plus VAT, reduced to £175 plus VAT with early bird discount.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the MPG Awards 2014 and any company that would like to be part of this exciting event should contact Joe Edwards at FM First Monday. Telephone: +44 (0) 7701 030 513 / Email: joe@fmfirstmonday.com.

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About Music Producers Guild (UK):
The Music Producers Guild (UK) is an independent and democratic organisation that encourages the highest standards of music production, and actively engages with other music industry organisations to campaign and lobby on matters of important mutual interest.

The MPG represents and promotes the interests of all those involved in the production of recorded music, including producers, engineers, mixers, re-mixers, programmers and mastering engineers.
www.mpg.org.uk

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iZotope at IBC: New RX 3, Complete Audio Repair Suite, to Debut at CPUG SuperMeet on September 15

September 4, 2013 · Amsterdam, NetherlandsiZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, will be showcasing the new RX 3 audio repair suite at the CPUG Amsterdam SuperMeet during IBC on September 15th. In addition to personalized demos at the iZotope demonstration stand, Post Production Specialist Mike Thornton will conduct a 20-minute main stage presentation Rescue Bad Audio from the Cutting Room Floor.

Using real-world examples, Thornton will show how RX 3 can resolve common audio problems in post-production and broadcast applications, highlighting features like the new real-time Dialogue Denoiser, the revolutionary new Dereverb module, and RX 3’s powerful spectral audio editor.

Presentation Details:
• WHAT: iZotope RX 3 product demonstrations and main stage presentation during CPUG SuperMeet
• WHO: Presented by iZotope and Post Production Specialist Mike Thornton
• WHERE: CPUG SuperMeet, Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, Netherlands
• WHEN: Sunday, September 15th, from 19:00- 23:00 CEST, with product demonstrations starting at 16:00

iZotope RX 3 is an industry-leading audio repair solution for audio engineers, post produc-tion professionals, broadcasters, podcasters, archivists, forensic specialists, videographers and more. Work up to six times faster than before thanks to processing enhancements and a redesigned user interface. Remove or reduce reverb, clean up dialogue on the fly, recall session details with the new RX Document format, and much more with the new RX 3.

For more information on RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced, please visit: http://www.izotope.com/rx3.

About iZotope, Inc.

iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony.

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