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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART RELIES ON LECTROSONICS ASPEN PROCESSING SYSTEMS

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Bainbridge Island, WA – October 2013… As an educational institution with a focus on contemporary art, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s mission is to engage a diverse population with the art and craft of the northwest region. What started as a project to fix some shortcomings with the AV system in the museum’s auditorium turned into a considerably larger project that, in the process, brought additional capabilities to the facility—thanks to ASPEN Series audio processing equipment from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more

EFFECTIVE AUDIO FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING – Part One


 

Introduction

 
Most business users are familiar with audio & video conferencing and have experienced both technologies in a variety of situations. But, many users forget that these technologies are only as good as the audio foundation. Audio quality can be impacted  by the type of device used to participate in the calls (i.e. using hands-free devices like speakerphones or cell phones versus using non-hands free devices  like telephone handsets). Too often microphones are not properly placed to hear those talking and users attempt  to  use a variety of audio devices,  including cell phones, to connect someone into a video call. Voice quality in a video conference is impacted by the acoustics of at least two rooms – the caller and  the listener. The purpose of this paper is to address what needs to be done with audio to make it effective in all situations  so users can clearly hear everyone involved in audio and video conferencing calls.
 

Audio Communications

 
Audio, that is voice, is almost always deemed the most critical portion of any conference. Without audio, the meeting loses nearly all value. A variety of equipment might be involved to hold an audio conferencing call or add audio into a video call, including telephone handsets, speakerphones for use by small groups, installed audio systems, microphones, mixers, and controllers to initialize and manage the call speakers. The quality of the voice transmission line is crucial to the success of an audio conference. A regular (analog) dialup telephone line is often all that is needed to conduct a successful audio conference. But users should be wary of individuals calling into an audio or video call on their cell phone. Both the quality of the line they are on and their location (driving in a car with a noisy truck passing them, near construction sites, etc.) can negatively impact the overall quality of the call. While many people use their telephone systems for three-way conference calls, and sometimes to even link multiple sites, a multipoint conference, of more than three sites, often requires an audio or video bridge to link sites together. A number of telephone and bridging service companies offer multipoint audio, data and video conferencing services. Calls can be established through an operator or on a dial-up basis. Keep in mind the call is only as good as the audio foundation. A noisy, hands-free conferencing connection can negatively impact the entire call, whereas video can sometimes be forgiven when lacking certain quality.
 

Audio Endpoint Equipment

 
Today, most audio conferencing endpoint products (speakers, microphones, and audio mixing controls) are full-duplex systems, providing the same kind of interaction one gets from the telephone, with important improvements.
 
Differences in simplex and full-duplex audio
 
Users can interrupt one another at any time, speaking and hearing simultaneously (known as a full-duplex call), and both users can be heard simultaneously without echo (call feedback often caused by speaker/microphone placement). Communication seems as natural as being with the person in the same room.
 
A properly chosen and configured full-duplex conferencing endpoint will ensure that high-quality audio is captured at the endpoint even when the room is reverberant or contains noise sources like a projector, HVAC noise, outside traffic, etc. Audio conferencing endpoints can be categorized as personal conferencing devices, tabletop conference speakerphones, and professionally-installed conferencing systems. Personal conferencing devices include one or more microphones, a speaker, and signal processors. They are designed to be used by a small group of people (one to four). Tabletop conference phones have a built-in speaker that can produce a higher sound output volume than the personal conferencing products, and they may also support expansion of the microphone pickup area through the use of expansion microphones or attachment of conference phones. Professionally installed audio systems offered today support arrays of microphones that can be placed around a large conference table to handle large groups of participants. The microphones used by professionally installed systems are generally permanently installed in the conference table or on the ceiling. There are also wireless microphone systems that are designed to use with professionally installed audio conferencing systems.
 
The electronics that support full-duplex audio systems process audio signals to separate the signal that originates from a local person speaking into a microphone from the sound coming from a far end talker that is played through the local speakers and is subsequently coupled into the local microphone. This is called Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC). Professionally installed audio systems may also include an additional technology called feedback cancellation. A feedback canceller may be required when a presenter needs his/her voice amplified into a local conference space so listeners, who may be in the same large room or auditorium, can still clearly hear the presenter’s voice. Amplification of the local presenter’s voice in the local room may result in a high-pitched squealing sound called feedback if there is positive gain between the microphone and the speaker. ClearOne’s Dynamic Automatic Resonance Eliminator (DARE) feedback eliminator uses proprietary adaptive algorithms that have evolved from ClearOne’s years of experience and expertise in echo cancellation technology. These algorithms eliminate feedback by rapidly identifying a feedback node and then placing a narrow-band filter at that frequency without the need for additional feedback elimination equipment.
 
Professionally installed systems for large venues require custom configuration
 
For a very large auditorium, a professionally installed system may also need to include a time delay function that delays the local presenter’s voice by a programmable amount. This allows an installer to guarantee that a listener at the back of a large auditorium does not hear the presenter’s amplified voice (which is transmitted at the speed of electrical signals through the audio systems) followed by a delayed version of the presenter’s live voice (which takes longer to reach that person due to the fact that the acoustic sound travels more slowly than the electronically captured version of the presenter’s voice).
 
We’ll continue our discussion of effective audio for video conferencing in next week’s blog. In the meantime, we want to know your thoughts about addressing how to make audio effective in all situations for your end users. Sound off in the comments below.
 

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TV Skyline Travels with HARMAN’s Studer Vista 1

MAINZ, Germany – Mainz-based TV Skyline GmbH is one of the largest OB trucks and service providers in Germany, serving public and private TV channels as well as customers in various industries throughout Europe. To meet the increasing customer demand for surround sound productions, TV Skyline upgraded the audio technology of its Ü3HD truck with a HARMAN Studer Vista 1 console. The Vista 1 was sold through Audio Pro, Studer’s German distributor.

The Vista 1 in Ü3HD is equipped with 32 faders and offers 32 mic / line inputs, 32 analog outputs and eight AES / EBU stereo input and output channels, as well as an integrated MADI port. A Riedel RockNet card is installed in the expansion slot of the console, ensuring the integration of the MediorNet system.

One particular advantage to the Vista 1 is that no external hardware is required, according to Jan Saueressig of TV Skyline. “The compact dimensions of the mixer, combined with the fact that no external hardware is needed, was a huge advantage of the Vista 1,” he said. “The easy access to MediorNet was another advantage that made the Vista 1 the obvious choice.”

“The time we had to incorporate the new console into our service was extremely short, but we familiarized ourselves with it very quickly,” Saueressig added. “We already knew about the Vistonics™ interface from using the Soundcraft Vi1, which was in our Ü1HD truck. The Vista 1 has additional options, such as surround sound and configurable DSP allocation.”

The console was first used in an 8-camera production at the start of the season for the Austrian Bundesliga soccer tournament in Innsbruck. The game was produced for the ORF and broadcasted by TV Skyline on behalf of Media Plaza in 5.1 Surround. Other productions followed at the Salzburg Festival for the transmission of the 8th Symphony of Mahler, and at the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. Which were also produced in 5.1 Surround.

For more information please contact Tel: 07131 2636-400 or Fax: 07131 2636-430, www.audiopro.de or e-mail: info@audiopro.de.

TV Skyline Film- und Fernsehgesellschaft mbH, is a leading service provider for broadcast and multimedia events. Founded in 1991 and based in Mainz, Germany, they provide clients with turnkey solutions for events ranging from FIFA World Cup to the world famous Wagner festival in Bayreuth. They also support a number of large corporations at their annual shareholder meetings or major product launches around the globe. TV Skyline has 65 staff and a pool of 200 freelancers. A fleet of comfortably furnished and highly equipped OB vans, SNG’s and production vehicles meet all the requirements for 4K, 3G, HD and SD productions, including Dolby 5.1. A growing part of the TV Skylinebusiness is the development and production of a large number of special cameras and tracking systems, built as a result of extensive experience with using cameras in the field. More information can be found at www.tv-skyline.de.

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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HARMAN Professional and Daktronics Restore Sound at University of Illinois Football Stadium

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – With a total seating capacity of 60,600, Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois was built in 1923 and is home to the University’s Fighting Illini football team. While the stadium’s history is a huge part of its charm, the outdated audio system was not. To that end, systems integrator Daktronics recently designed and installed the new audio/video systems at the stadium, implementing HARMAN’s JBL VLA Series loudspeakers along with Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers to power the audio system. The new system is integrated with existing BSS Audio and Crown back-of-house equipment.

The new main bowl audio system is integrated with the new scoreboard and consists of two line arrays, each equipped with six JBL VLA601H and two VLA901H loudspeakers. Two JBL PD5212 loudspeakers are used for downfills. Also, nine AC28’s were installed to fill shadowed areas under the East upper deck.

The system is powered with 12 Crown I-Tech 4×3500 HD and five Crown I-Tech 9000 HD amplifiers. These were installed in accordance with the existing BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-80 system and Crown CTs amplifiers. The challenge for Daktronics however, was to incorporate the new equipment into the structural appearance of the stadium.

“Daktronics structural engineering had a defined ‘look’ for the entire scoring/audio/video board structure during the beginning design phase of this project. I was tasked with designing a sound system to fit within this look, and thanks to the modular design concept of the JBL VLA Series, this was easily accomplished,” said David Sturzenbecher, Audio Project Engineer for Daktronics.

“The integration with the existing BSS Audio network was crucial to saving cost as there was no need to add additional DSP components. We did provide new user interfaces for the existing BOH system so the customer can easily see any system issues and make quick adjustments,” Sturzenbecher added.

After testing, Sturzenbecher said, “Overall, the system has been performing great. We are experiencing smooth and even coverage across the stadium with plenty of headroom. We have worked with Brad Ricks from JBL and the VLA Series on numerous other projects with great results, and the vertical arrays really fit well within the allotted area.”

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.

Revolabs Executive to Present ‘Audio Technology for Today’s Meetings’ at AVX 2013

Session to Discuss How to Ensure Exceptional Audio Quality Using Today’s Diverse Range of Platforms and Applications

SUDBURY, Mass. — Oct. 21, 2013 — Revolabs today announced that its Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of New Business Development Tim Root will be presenting a session titled “Audio Technology for Today’s Meetings” at AVX 2013. The presentation will take place on Oct. 29 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the AVX Pavilion in Denver. Topics will include how to use dynamic applications and multiple platforms to provide optimal audio experiences to listeners.

“As enterprises continue to evolve in the way they engage in both internal and external communication, they must negotiate the wide range of conferencing solutions being introduced within today’s marketplace,” said Root. “As a result, applications are becoming more complex and we are seeing the emergence of a variety of different platforms designed to share data more effectively, ranging from conference room PCs to tablet technology. This session will help users assess their audio conferencing requirements and discuss how to implement easy-to-use unified communication solutions that provide flawless audio capabilities.”

Using a combination of case studies and best practices from the marketplace, the session will explain how to provide high-quality audio using today’s wide range of conferencing solutions. The presentation will also seek to clarify the complexities of different applications and help participants understand how to use the variety of new platforms available to satisfy the requirements of today’s corporate communication settings. Upon completion of the session, attendees will understand how to select and leverage technologies that are suited to their conferencing needs and comprehend the finer points of how to provide high-quality audio to listeners.

Root has a long history of developing media and telepresence solutions for the video communications marketplace and more than 13 years of executive-level experience in both public and venture-backed companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a dual master’s degree in engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Sloan School of Management.

More information about the event is available at www.avxpo.biz/education-seminar-descriptions.html#tim_root.

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About Revolabs
Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of wireless audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets. Offering unmatched audio quality that allows users to “hear every word,” the company’s wireless conferencing and microphone systems are utilized across the globe for a variety of applications, from webcasts and video conferencing to podcasts and broadcasting. Combining the ultimate in flexibility with sleek, stylish form factors, Revolabs solutions cut the cord, facilitating natural mobility by allowing participants to move about a workspace and still be heard, without being held back by wires. Leading the way in innovation, the company continues to add to its portfolio of value-added audio and telephony systems with superior products. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Mass., and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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Platinum Tools(R) Adds New Bridle Rings and Beam Clamps for Cable Management

CAMARILLO, Calif., Oct. 21, 2013 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that it has added five new Threaded Screw Bridle Rings (p/n JH802 though JH809) and two new Beam Clamps (p/n JH966 & JH967) to its extensive inventory of low-voltage cable management solutions.

“We are now shipping our new threaded screw Bridle Rings and Beam Clamps for low-voltage installations,” announced John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. “Offering various diameter sizes and standard thread configurations, the new bridle rings attach with beam clamps on flanges up to a half inch. Simple, effective and constructed of solid, low carbon steel, these additions complement our extensive line of J-Hooks for an additional cable management solution.”

The new Bridle Rings include the JH802-100 (10 x 24 – 3/4″ ID), JH804-100 (10 x 24 – 2″ ID), JH807-100 (1/4″ x 20 – 1 1/4″ ID), JH808-100 (1/4″ x 20 – 2″. ID), JH809-50 (1/4″ x 20 – 4″ ID).

The new Beam Clamps include the JH966-100 for 1/8″ – 1/2″ flanges. E-Z installation to beam flanges up to 1/2″. Supports 1/4″ and 3/8″ threaded rod, S-hooks, and bridle rings. For standard 1/4″ – 20 or #10-24 threaded bridle rings.

The JH967-100 Beam Clamp for 1/8″ – 1/2″ flanges, supports drive rings or bridle rings and requires only a hammer to install.

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools
Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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New IC Realtime Surveillance Camera Provides 360-Degree Field of View from Single Lens

A breakthrough in technology that allows the user to see, record and playback full 360-degree field-of-view, ensuring activity is recorded anywhere in the scene at all times

Pompano Beach, FL – October 21, 2013 – At last month’s CEDIA Expo, leading video surveillance brand IC Realtime unveiled its first-ever 360-degree cameras. Called Immersive View, the technology utilizes a single multi-megapixel sensor combined with high-resolution optics to display a 360-degree vantage point with no blind spots and without any moving parts.

The imaging technology allows the user to see, record and playback the full 360-degree field-of-view, ensuring that activity is recorded anywhere in the scene at all times. The platform also features proprietary de-warping algorithms which re-encapsulates the images for forensic and evidentiary purpose.

According to IC Realtime CEO Matt Sailor, the company’s Immersive View technology represents the next major breakthrough in video surveillance and security technology.

IC Realtime’s Immersive View technology is available in five camera versions (3, 5, 8, 12 and 14-megapixel models) with a wide assortment of lenses. MSRP ranges from $1,000 to $5,000 depending on model. The models are shipping now.

For more information please contact IC Realtime at 954.772.5327.

For all IC Realtime media inquiries, contact Paul Muto at paul@mutocomm.com or phone 631.849.4301.

About IC Realtime
IC Realtime is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced visual surveillance solutions. The company is founded by experts with a combined 35 years of experience in the development, marketing, sales, installation and support of security and alarm equipment. The company offers a wide variety of analog and IP cameras, DVRs, NVRs, software Apps and accessories. www.icrealtime.com.

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Audio System designer Kelly Epperson Employs Clear-Com’s HelixNet® Partyline at the 2013 John Deere Event


Epperson Gives HelixNet a Rave Review after Pushing the System to its Limits and Beyond

ALAMEDA, CA, OCTOBER 17, 2013Clear-Com is pleased to announce that its HelixNet Partyline was a proven intercom solution at this summer’s John Deere Annual Event in Columbus, OH. Even after being pushed beyond its limits, HelixNet rose to the challenge and enabled Kelly Epperson and his production team to deliver a successful and cost-effective show for John Deere.

Epperson, audio system designer and A1 for the event, was hired by the production company, See Our Solutions in St. Louis, MO, to specify the audio and communication equipment for this year’s program. As part of the design and specification process, Epperson selected Clear-Com’s HelixNet as the wired communication solution for this challenging production.

“The John Deere launch meeting is an event at which the company showcases, launches and demonstrates new products across their entire line from commercial lawn equipment to their largest machinery like tractors, combines and sprayers,” says Epperson. “Because the show floor is essentially the stage, and due to the sheer size of the products, the backstage area is quite large. There are long cable runs across the expansive show floor. Scenic entrances and exits utilize extensive show control automation. Safety for crew and drivers is paramount. All these were factors for deciding which system(s) were best for communications.

“At this event, I needed a digital solution that could run a distance of more than 600 feet from Front of House to the operator positions using copper, and I needed to do so without the cross-talk and noise issues that I have experienced with two-wire systems. Because I had a positive experience with the Clear-Com HelixNet system at the 2012 Presidential Debate, I had full confidence this was the best system for this application.

Configuring the system for all 15 beltpacks was easy and didn’t take long. Each channel was labeled as either ‘production,’ ‘video,’ ‘lighting,’ ‘driver’ or ‘audio.’ Once I fired up HelixNet, it immediately displayed strong signals across the system. Each of the two channels on the beltpacks showed any one of the four labels. I never had to pick up the manual for reference.”

In addition, Epperson was also impressed that he could operate the four-channel system and all 15 wired beltpacks over one XLR cable. With other digital partyline systems on the market, he would have had to lay down new wires or special cabling. HelixNet saved him significant shop-prep time and saved his client the cost of having to rewire the show site.

Furthermore, HelixNet interface modules allowed him to easily link two wireless intercom systems. HelixNet comes with built-in interface module options. Therefore, connecting the system with any external two-wire or four-wire system, as well as linking multiple HelixNet systems over fiber or Ethernet, can be simply achieved with these modules.

“At this event, HelixNet proved to me that it is a solidly developed digital intercom system. It delivers great value—economically and technically—both as a system designer and production member,” says Epperson.

“We are extremely glad that HelixNet was able to help Kelly Epperson and his team deliver a great show for his client,” said Judy Cheng, Director of Marketing, Clear-Com. “To many users’ surprise, HelixNet gives them the same features and functions as a traditional partyline system; but its performance, capabilities, and extensibility are similar to its digital counterparts in the matrix family. HelixNet users do get a lot out of the compact 1RU unit, and users like Kelly Epperson continue to give us this positive feedback.”

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.

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DPA Microphones Hits the Corporate Limelight

The exceptional comfort offered by DPA’s d:fine™ Headset Microphones has inspired London’s Blitz Communications to place an initial order for 20 units.

Blitz provides audio-visual equipment and services to the live event industry, and the company’s Theatre Production Assistant, Kelly Morris, is the first port of call for support for theatre shows. She acts as a technician on corporate jobs, which is primarily the sector for which Blitz acquired the d:fines.

The company is involved in producing a roster of events in venues such as London’s ExCel where, as Morris explains, “a lapel mic doesn’t always pick up enough level from a presenter. A headset mic gives us that extra help”.

Blitz has been a DPA customer for many years, Morris explains, and had used a large number of DPA’s 4066 omni headset microphones over that time. However, the stock was in need of replacement. Initially, Blitz intended to replace the mics on a like for like basis, but changed its mind after demoing the newer d:fines.

“Put simply, the d:fine Headset Microphones offer our clients a more comfortable solution than they have been used to,” Morris explains. “The audio quality is also very good, which is important consideration because we need to ensure that conference speakers can be heard by everyone in the room.”

Available in both omni and directional versions, DPA’s d:fine range offers accurate, natural voice intelligibility, very high SPL capabilities and intensive protection against pop and wind noise. The microphones come in a range of colours (black, beige, brown and lime green) and with single- or dual-ear mountings. Their tiny size makes them barely visible on the face and they are ergonomically designed to fit easily and adjust to any ear size and head shape. By rotating the boom and the earhook, the mic can be moved from left to right ear, or into the optimum position. The mics can also be used with any professional wireless system.

Blitz Communications bought their d:fine Headset Microphones from DPA’s UK distributor Sound Network.

Adam Pierce, UK Sales and Marketing manager at Sound Network, says: “The corporate and conference sectors are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of delivering great audio, and this is translating into plenty of interest in high quality audio products like DPA microphones. The d:fine Headset Microphones are especially popular because they are so reliable and, thanks to their modular construction, very easy to maintain.”
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About Blitz Communicaitons
Blitz is the UK’s leading technical supplier to the events industry. Backed by a £12.5m equipment inventory, offering a fully comprehensive service, with technical experts from every discipline including video, sound, lighting, graphics, digital and staging. Blitz delivers events of all sizes in the UK and across Europe, which they aim to make more innovative, interactive, sustainable and ultimately, more cost effective.

About DPA
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to provide you – whether you’re in live sound, recording, theater or broadcast – with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for your tasks. DPA takes no shortcuts in the design processes nor makes any compromises in manufacturing, which is all done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability, and above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.
For more information, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

NOW YOU CAN MIX IN THE BOX

JESSUP, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 2013: Automated Processes Inc. (API) takes great pleasure in announcing the latest addition to its line of highly acclaimed analog consoles: THE BOX® project console. THE BOX is specifically designed for audio professionals with project or home studios who require a smaller format console with that “big console sound.” True to its heritage, THE BOX features the same circuitry, performance and legendary API sound as the company’s highly successful Vision, Legacy Plus and 1608 consoles. The new console debuted to a highly enthusiastic AES show in New York, and is now shipping from the company’s factory in Jessup, Maryland.

“THE BOX offers an easy, turnkey solution for recording and mixing,” said API President Larry Droppa. “It’s a great option for people who record a few channels at a time, but demand the warmth and punch that a large API console delivers. In addition to four inputs, full center section control, and 16 channels of API’s famous summing, the icing on the cake is a classic API stereo compressor on the program bus. Now you can truly record and mix… in THE BOX.”

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.) Established more than 40 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Series and 1608 recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment.

www.apiaudio.com

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