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TEXAS STUDIO EXPANDS, GETS SECOND API 1608

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AUSTIN, TEXAS: “Indie. Innovative. Intelligent.” yellow DOG Studios’ slogan is as true as a slogan can be. A place that artists as diverse as Brandon Jenkins, SQUINT, Pine Top Perkins, Mike Kelly, Green Day and Cody Canada have recently called home, yellow DOG Studios possesses the equipment, staff and the environment to produce high-quality recordings. Its Austin, location has great live and control rooms along with various vintage and boutique microphones, outboard pieces, guitars, amplifiers and even an API 1608. But having just one API recording console wasn’t enough for yellow DOG. Earlier this year, the recording facility commissioned a second 32-channel 1608 desk, and had it delivered earlier this month.

“I think the industry standard is to have different consoles in each room of a facility,” said studio co-owner and producer/arranger Ed Robinson, “but we decided to cut against the more

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DANLEY SOUND LABS SHOWCASES NEW AMPLIFIER AND DSP LINES

dsla_3_3k.JPGGAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – MARCH 2011: Though still relatively young, Danley Sound Labs is well known for manufacturing loudspeakers and subwoofers that defy conventional designs. Unorthodox inventor and company namesake Tom Danley has spent decades designing not just sound reinforcement systems, but also state-of-the-art acoustics technologies for the government. His patented creations form the foundation of Danley Sound Labs’ success, and a cadre of more

SIMPLIFYING LIFE: SYMETRIX LAUNCHES THE JUPITER APP FINDER

jupiter_appfinder.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MARCH 2011: The Symetrix Jupiter series of digital signal processors are unique. Inspired by the “apps” paradigm of smart phones, the Jupiter hardware effectively morphs to perfectly meet the needs of almost any sound processing application. Over sixty apps (and growing!) are available at Symetrix.co, each tailored to a particular need in a particular situation. But before the sheer number of apps becomes its own undoing, Symetrix is pleased to announce the new Jupiter App Finder utility on Symetrix.co. With this new utility, users can home in on the perfect app with only a few clicks of the mouse.

“The Jupiter App Finder was inspired by many eCommerce sites on which you can stack filters in a product category to narrow the list of products to those with the specific features you’re after,” explained Trent Wagner, senior product manager at more

INDUSTRY VETERAN PAUL GIANSANTE JOINS DANLEY SOUND LABS AS NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

paul_giansante.JPGGAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – MARCH 2011: To capitalize on its rapidly increasing market share, Danley Sound Labs has appointed industry veteran Paul Giansante to the position of National Sales Manager to propel the company to the next phase of its development and beyond. With a long and deep history in just about every relevant audio role conceivable – from concert manager, to AV integrator, to general manager for leading loudspeaker manufacturers – Giansante brings a wealth of knowledge and connections to his new role at Danley Sound Labs.

It would be difficult to overstate Giansante’s accomplishments. He has worked as a freelance audio systems engineer in the Midwest, providing engineering, design, installation, and operating services to houses of worship, theaters, and performing arts centers. He served as concert touring manager with Meyer Sound Laboratories, where he increased the number of acts touring with the more

API ENJOYS HEIGHTENED 1608 SALES IN ARGENTINA

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: While analog recording equipment manufacturer API saw widespread and consistent success with its 1608 console last year, the company is already on track to rival its performance in 2010. As an example, API’s Argentine dealer, SL Audio, has already sold three 1608s. The new console owners include Barbara Zampini, Palito Ortega and Luis Bacque.

Barbara Zampini, bass player and widow of famed punk rocker Dee Dee Ramone, “splits her time between Las Vegas and Buenos Aires,” said Daniel Paracha, sales and support engineer at SL Audio. “She’s currently building a nice project studio in Argentina, and [when considering recording gear,] her engineers Jeronimo Escajal and Hernan Perez advised her to get the API 1608. [All other equipment] has been purchased around it.” According to Paracha, Zampini will be recording and mixing all of her future tracks through the more

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SOLOMON AWARD-WINNING CHURCH RELIES ON DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS AND ASHLY DSP

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WAYNESBORO, PENNSYLVANIA: Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church is nestled among the farm fields and southern slopes of the Appalachian Mountains near Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. When the skyrocketing cost of construction materials ruined the church’s plan to build a new facility to accommodate its burgeoning membership, Hollowell fell back on plan B – convert the gymnasium into a dual-purpose room. Steve Christiano of G.A.D.G.e.T. Media (Maryland) came on board, even though he was dubious about the prospect of building the lowly ‘gymnatorium.’ But careful planning, abundant acoustical treatment, and first-rate gear, including Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and Ashly DSP, turned the project into an award-winning renovation that has attracted a lot of favorable attention. Indeed, Hollowell earned the Church Production Magazine and Worship Facilities Magazine’s, Solomon Award for Best Church Design Renovation Project for fewer than eight hundred seats.

“To me, the word ‘gymnatorium’ screams compromise, as in, ‘does neither one more

MIAMI STUDIO FINDS ITS SOUND WITH A 1608

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MIAMI, FLORIDA: Professional analog audio gear manufacturer API has just shipped a 16-channel 1608 to a new premier recording facility in Miami-Studio 26. According to the facility’s staff, the console provides exactly the kind of sound that they were looking for.

“After looking at all of the other options on the market, we decided to go with the API 1608,” said PJ McGinnis, Studio 26′s manager and main engineer. “I really love the vintage look and sound of the 1608, but I also love that it offers new, modern features that make today’s recording process quicker and more flexible than a vintage console. The 1608 seemed to fit perfectly with the type of projects that will be worked on at Studio 26,” said McGinnis.

The studio’s first project is for up-and-coming singer-songwriter Cris Cab’s debut album. Cab, who is just more

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CHICKENFOOT USES API 1608 FOR NEW RECORD

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – MARCH 2011: Working on a follow-up album to its 2009 debut, rock and roll super group Chickenfoot has recently finished recording new tracks on a 16-channel API 1608. The band, comprised of Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and solo musician Joe Satriani, worked at Hagar’s Red Rocker Sound studio – an annex to the lead singer’s house that was once a rehearsal space. According to veteran recording and mixing engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Guns ‘N Roses, Metallica), the 1608 played a pivotal role in capturing Chickenfoot’s music.

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“I absolutely love the sound of the 1608,” said Fraser. “It’s classic API. The 1608 shares the reliability of other API gear. In fact, it works so well and so transparently that I seldom had to think about the mechanics of what I was doing on the board. It was more

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ASHLY CONNECTS AT ST. PETERSBURG CATHOLIC DIOCESE CONFERENCE CENTER

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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 2011: The Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida designed the Archbishop Favalora Conference Center in nearby Lutz, Florida to be more than just a sterile and cerebral place for meetings. Built on an idyllic little lake and part of the larger Bethany Center, the new building sets a spiritual and reflective tone for the Diocese and for the other groups that rent it. Its three large meeting rooms can be combined depending on the nature of the event, and its three smaller rooms accommodate breakout sessions. A wraparound porch encourages informal conversation and camaraderie. When the center’s sound reinforcement and room combining system were not working correctly, it took the Diocese very little time to call in its audio engineering consultant of twenty years, Randi Crooks of Magnum Audio Group (Tampa, Florida), to gut and replace it. more

ASHLY’S PEMA TO THE RESCUE!

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BUFFALO, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 2011: AV Solutions is one of New York state’s premier A/V companies and has been defining presentation technology’s leading edge for over thirty years. Ever on the lookout for inspired new equipment that improves the performance-to-cost ratio for his clients, AV Solutions design engineer Karl Maciag recently called on Ashly’s new pêma unit – the industry’s first fully-featured DSP to be integrated with multi-channel amplification – to deliver state-of-the-art AV solutions at a fire station and at a health insurance provider’s facility, at a considerable space and cost savings. The firehouse now has an awesome-sounding, flexible hi-fi system, and the hospital has a privacy-protecting white noise system that is both unobtrusive and undefeatable.

While AV Solutions sales person Garry Krause was delivering a Smart Board to the Sheridan Park Fire Department firehouse, a few of the more

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