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Archive by Heather Davis

METRIC HALO’S ULN-8 TRANSCENDS ALL PREVIOUS DEFINITIONS OF AUDIOPHILE QUALITY ON EQUINOX

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CONGERS, NEW YORK – JANUARY 2011: Soundkeeper Recordings is a beautiful amalgamation of old and new. Veteran recording, mixing, and mastering engineer Barry Diament (Bob Marley, Pete Townshend, Led Zeppelin and on and on and on) founded the fledgling record label and expertly handles all of its technical tasks. On the one hand, Diament reaches back more than half a century, to a time when sound engineers viewed their art as the capturing of what were, first and foremost, live events. Diament records the artists on Soundkeeper Recordings’ roster in beautiful acoustic spaces using only a pair of microphones. Described as “recording without a net,” the musicians, with direction from producer Diament, determine every aspect of the “mix” as they play, with no hope for a technical save in the form of a punch-in or overdub. On the other hand, Diament relies more

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METRIC HALO LIO-8 CONVERTER WINS TEC AWARD • COMPANY CELEBRATES WITH 25% DISCOUNT

lio_8_front.JPGHOPEWELL JUNCTION – JANUARY 2011: Metric Halo has earned an Outstanding Technical Achievement award by the TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Foundation for the Digital Converter Technology of its LIO-8 AD-DA. The foundation announced the award at January’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The win adds satisfaction to the honor of Metric Halo’s three previous TEC nominations for its SpectraFoo sound analysis software, its ULN-2 +DSP combination multi-channel mic pre/converter/processor, and its ChannelStrip multi-platform plug-in. To celebrate the victory, Metric Halo will offer the LIO-8 and its technological sibling, the ULN-8, at an amazing 25% discount, through all Metric Halo sales channels, from January 24 through February 18, 2011. So, as they say, act now.

The Metric Halo LIO-8 is an eight-in AD, ten-out DA FireWire converter with eight channels of AES I/O that supports up to 192 kHz sample rates. Every aspect more

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SYMNET PROCESSORS DELIVER AUDIO WIZARDRY AT THE VISIA DUBROVNIK 5D THEATRUM

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DUBROVNIK, CROATIA – JANUARY 2011: The history of Dubrovnik, a walled port city on the Adriatic Sea in modern-day Croatia, runs deep. Its origins are controversial, but it is thousands of years old and has weathered centuries of control from an array of nations and empires, as well as centuries of independent rule. It was one of the first nation states to outlaw slavery and has enjoyed political neutrality amid its often-turbulent surroundings. Although an earthquake destroyed much of Dubrovnik’s ancient architecture in the seventeenth century, some still stands and the remainder claims a longer history than any extant city in the New World. Visia Dubrovnik 5D Theatrum (VD5T) celebrates the city’s rich heritage with state-of-the-art experiential technology, including a 3D projection theater with vibrating seats and wind effect plus the ability to deliver up to nine different languages simultaneously. Tehnozavod-Marusic d.o.o. of Zagreb, Croatia designed and installed the A/V more

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METRIC HALO AND PRO TOOLS 9 – TOGETHER AT LAST

mh_black.JPGHOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 2010: With the introduction of Pro Tools 9, Metric Halo’s entire line of high-end audio interfaces is not only compatible with the ubiquitous software platform, but fully-integrated as well, providing hardware configuration that is both accessed and saved within the Pro Tools environment. Renowned among audio professionals who demand transparent mic preamps, transcendent AD and DA conversion, and organic DSP, the Metric Halo interfaces are available in a range of I/O counts, feature sets, and price points. In addition, they are also arguably the most stable interfaces available, winning the trust of users who rely on them in live situations.

“Of course, Metric Halo was ready for Pro Tools 9 on day one,” said Allen Rowand, Metric Halo’s field operative, “All of our products feature fully supported low-latency CoreAudio drivers and an RTAS version of the unique more

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IN THE MIX GETS INDIA’s FIRST API 1608 ANALOG CONSOLE

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MUMBAI, INDIA – JANUARY 2011: When considering equipment for his new studio, iconic Indian playback singer Hariharan sought an analog console that would produce a different sound than that of the various small, all-digital studios throughout the region. After researching and testing out several mixing desks, he and his sound engineer/producer KJ Singh decided that In the Mix needed an API 1608.

“We’d used an API Legacy console at Phase One Studios in Toronto to mix Hariharan’s last album, Jab Kabhi Bolna, so we got to appreciate the full API experience then,” said Singh. According to Singh, when the duo finished demo’ing their console options they found that the 1608 delivered the sound needed to set their productions apart from the competition.

“It just had that sound,” said Singh. “Plus, the 1608 has a small footprint, but is very big more

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McGILL UNIVERSITY’S SCHULICH SCHOOL OF MUSIC ADDS API VISION CONSOLE

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MONTRÉAL, CANADA – JANUARY 2011: With graduates such as Richard King, Jeff Wolpert and John Sorensen, the McGill University Graduate Program in Sound Recording is among the most prestigious audio engineering programs in the world. In fact, the program only admits seven new students each academic year, all of whom must hold bachelor’s degrees in music. Because the program is part of McGill’s Schulich School of Music, its students have always had numerous opportunities to record top-tier musicians and ensembles from many different genres and backgrounds. Now, they will have countless opportunities to do that recording on one of the highest-quality consoles available – a 64-channel API Vision.

“The Schulich School of Music recently completed a new building,” explained Prof. Wieslaw Woszczyk, who founded the recording program in 1979. “We now have three recording studios, four concert hall recording spaces, an ear-training lab, post-production suites and a multichannel audio more

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ASHLY’S NEW KLR SERIES AMPLIFIERS RAISE THE BAR FOR PERFORMANCE, RELIABILITY AND VALUE

klr_amplifier.JPGWEBSTER, NEW YORK: Ashly Audio continues its proud tradition of manufacturing reliable, high-performance, cost-effective amplifiers with the new KLR Series. Incorporating the latest technologies to deliver both quality and value, the KLR Series amplifiers are unique in their combination of high efficiency, high power, and light weight at a surprisingly low price point. The two-channels KLR Series amps, which range from 1000 to 2000 watts per channel at two ohms, are ideal for both professional audio and fixed performance installations that require sonic perfection across the audible spectrum.

The KLR-2000, KLR-3200, and KLR-4000 are optimized to deliver high levels of sustained power, extraordinary audio performance, and road-proven reliability into two, four or eight ohm loads in bridged, stereo, or parallel mono modes. Each unit uses a state-of-the-art Switch Mode Power Supply that assures users of flawless lows, punchy mids, and pristine highs, while more

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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