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API INTRODUCES THE CHANNEL STRIP

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JESSUP, MARYLAND: One of the highlights of the recent AES convention in San Francisco was API’s introduction of its brand-new Channel Strip. The API Channel Strip includes a 512C mic pre, the famous 550a EQ, the 527 compressor and the 325 line driver, all well-known and highly-coveted pieces in their own right, now packaged together. Each processing piece can be switched in or bypassed individually, and a flip switch allows the compressor to be placed after the EQ if desired. Additional features include an insert point, side chain input, multiple metering locations, and the famous API 2520/transformer combination.

“There was a need for a leaner, meaner version of the API 7600 that could serve as a stand-alone unit, with just the right features necessary for a comprehensive audio channel,” said Larry Droppa, API president. “We picked all the more

THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S ANEMIC BOWL STADIUM SOUND. DANLEY JERICHO HORNS AND SUBS DELIVER FULL FIDELITY TO BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL FANS

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PROVO, UTAH: Set amid the stunning mountains of Provo, Utah, LaVell Edwards Stadium marks the home turf of the Brigham Young University Cougars. What started as a 30,000-seat bowl in 1964 expanded dramatically over the years and now seats over 64,000 BYU fans, a capacity that is frequently met several times during the regular season. Recently, Salt Lake City-based Poll Sound replaced the stadium’s aging, mid-1990s-era loudspeakers with an array of JH-90 Jericho Horns, Danley Sound Labs’ latest revolutionary offering, bolstered by Danley subwoofers. In contrast to the old system, which, like almost every bowl sound system in the world, was dominated by mid-range, the new Danley Jericho system boasts a hi-fi balance of low end and high end, even 700 feet away!

“There are two main problems that have plagued long-range sound systems for as long as anyone has had the wherewithal to provide sound more

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TRANSAUDIO GROUP TO DISTRIBUTE SONODYNE

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 2011: TransAudio Group, distributor of the world’s finest professional audio recording equipment, announces that it will distribute Indian-made Sonodyne loudspeakers to the U.S. market. Sonodyne’s initial offerings include self-powered studio nearfield monitors with five-, six-an-a-half-, and eight-inch woofers, as well as a subwoofer and a bass-management system. Apart from their noteworthy origin – Sonodyne is arguably the leading electronics manufacturer rooted in the burgeoning Indian economy – users will find the monitors well designed, built from premium components, and remarkably affordable. TransAudio Group takes great pride on bringing the first Indian pro audio company to the U.S. at NAMM 2011 and establishing Sonodyne as a significant player in the U.S. nearfield monitor marketplace.

Ashoke Mukherjee founded Sonodyne in the late 1960s, and over the decades his company won acclaim in India and around the world for more

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WEBSITE LAUNCH: GENTLEMEN, WE HAVE REBUILT IT. BETTER, STRONGER, FASTER www.Symetrix.co

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JANUARY 2011: Symetrix, specializing in professional audio DSP hardware and software, starts off the new year with the launch of a top-notch website to serve the audio professional at www.symetrix.co. Intuitive and quick to navigate, visitors to the site find specific information or downloads, are seldom more than two clicks away.

“Users will find that navigating the new site is clean, clear, and intuitive,” said Dane Butcher, founder and president of Symetrix. “Despite its feel of simplicity, the site delivers a wealth of highly relevant and usable content. A great example is a collection of tools that allow users to perfectly match products to specific applications or venues.”

Download free software, explore the well organized “Compare all Products” matrix, access the specifications and images to complete a bid, and search the press releases for a name or two of Symetrix installations to drop with your more

GEERT BEVIN ENJOYS METRIC HALO’S LIVE AND STUDIO PERFORMANCE

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MANAGE, BELGIUM – JANUARY 2011: Geert Bevin has been coding computers and making music since he was twelve years old. Now a few decades later, Bevin splits his time between Eigenlabs, where he is a senior developer on the EigenD system in support of the revolutionary Eigenharp electronic instrument, and his indie-pop-rock band Flytecase. Both passions fully utilize his technical expertise and his cultured aesthetic sensibilities. Bevin relies on Metric Halo FireWire interfaces – one 2882, one ULN-2, and one ULN-8 – as well as Metric Halo’s DSP capabilities to deliver exacting recordings in the studio and sophisticated setups on stage.

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Bevin typically uses the Metric Halo 2882 on one MacBook Pro and the Metric Halo ULN-2 and ULN-8 on a second MacBook Pro. The Metric Halo +DSP licenses allow him to not only take advantage of the interfaces’ superior mic preamps, DIs, and converter technology, but also their more

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TRANSAUDIO GROUP TO DISTRIBUTE DAVE HILL DESIGNS

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 2010: TransAudio Group, boutique distributor/marketer of the world’s most highly-regarded pro audio recording equipment, announced that it will distribute Dave Hill Designs hardware and software in the United States. Hill’s long history of designing unique and powerful processors, together with his singular mastery of both the analog and digital domains, has earned him a cult status within the industry. Dave Hill Designs’ new current product line is comprised of the Europa I, a class-A mic preamp with unparalleled control over transient response and gorgeous harmonic distortion, and the RA, a TDM plug-in that emulates amplifier overload to impress the luster of imperfection on sterile digital signals.

“Dave Hill is one of the most significant inventors of our day in professional audio,” said Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group. “He is the rare person who has had more

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Symetrix Participates in Toys For Tots for 23rd Year

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – CHRISTMAS 2010: Symetrix is honored to be part of the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program to collect new, unwrapped toys each year to distribute as Christmas gifts to needy children in our community. We are very grateful to our business partners, employees, family and friends who have generously contributed over the years and made this year’s 23rd annual campaign a great success. Reflecting on the outpouring of gifts, Julie Ogden, Symetrix COO and organizer of the campaign, said, ‘I love to imagine the joy of one small child opening a present on Christmas morning. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Toys for Tots for so many young people. www.symetrix.co

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SYMNET PARTIES AT TOP HOTEL

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MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 2010: Ideally located on the most happening strip in Miami Beach, the Gansevoort Miami Beach hotel, spa and resort exudes luxury and high living, with a 55,000 square-foot beach club, an infinity pool, and an eighteen-story rooftop oasis and lounge. Celebrity sightings at Gansevoort Miami Beach are so common that they have become, in a sense, part of the aesthetic. Gansevoort Miami Beach is also surrounded by businesses and homes, and there has long been a tension between the parties on the roof and consideration for the neighbors. Three years ago, Systems Design & Integration (SDI) built a sound system for the hotel commensurate with its clientele based on Symetrix’ SymNet open-architecture DSP, together with SymNet and Crestron user interfaces. Apart from delivering stunning audio that meshes magically with the décor, the system also reigns in over-exuberance on the volume knob in order to comply more

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HOT HOLIDAY DEALS ON METRIC HALO +DSP

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 2010: While some folks hope for warm slippers this holiday season and others wish most ardently for the latest handheld electronics to beam joy into their pockets, the pro audio enthusiast dreams bigger. The good people at Metric Halo understand, and they have announced deep price cuts on a range of +DSP licenses for Metric Halo’s revered interfaces so that gift givers can give more freely. But the givers had best get on it – THE SALE ENDS ON JANUARY 7th, just in time for a long, cold winter. Won’t it be nice to warm up with a frothy cup of cinnamon swirl DSP?

But seriously, Metric Halo interfaces are cherished not only for their first-rate preamps and refreshingly transparent AD and DA conversion, but also for their powerful DSP capabilities. With the +DSP option, more

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METRIC HALO RELEASES FREE UPGRADE (v5.4) FOR MIO CONSOLE SOFTWARE

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 2010: Metric Halo, maker of top-tier pro audio interfaces, announces a significant upgrade to its Mobile I/O software, which is freely available for download at the company’s website, www.mhlabs.com. The MIO Console software, which runs on a Macintosh computer, provides a virtual console that configures and controls all internal routing and DSP within Metric Halo’s family of FireWire hardware interfaces. Version 5.4 adds support for infrared remote control and demos of Metric Halo’s popular +DSP upgrade and plug-ins, along with a large number of smaller tweaks and improvements. Most importantly, however, version 5.4 takes MIO’s industry-leading reliability and makes it even more bulletproof.

MIO Console v5.4 breathes life into the infrared receiver on the front panel of the ULN-8 and LIO-8 hardware interfaces, allowing users to control input gains, listening levels, and more using a more

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