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LAST PEW SOUND INSTALLS SYMETRIX AUTOMIX 780 IN HOLY CROSS COLLEGE REC CENTER

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SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 2010: Holy Cross College in South Bend, Indiana delivers what many would consider the ideal undergraduate experience. Its deliberately small size, religious underpinnings, and focus on real-world, applied skills make Holy Cross alumni uniquely qualified to successfully navigate the challenges of modern life. As part of its effort to provide a well-rounded experience, the college recently completed a new recreation center, christened the Pfeil Center. As the largest meeting space on campus, the center not only provides modern amenities for Holy Cross’ indoor sports and student recreation, but also hosts large events, such as welcome and graduation ceremonies. By using a Symetrix Automix Matrix 780 signal processor with Symetrix ARC wall panels, northern Indiana A/V designer/installer Last Pew Sound Engineering delivered a tremendously flexible, intuitive and affordable sound reinforcement system for the Pfeil Center that elegantly accommodates its many functions. more

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CHAMELEON LABS INTRODUCES THE TS-1 MKII SMALL DIAPHRAGM TUBE CONDENSER MICROPHONE

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 2010: Chameleon Labs, makers of value-conscious pro audio equipment, announces the release of the TS-1 MKII small diaphragm tube condenser mic. The TS-1 MKII is one of the few small diaphragm tube condensers on the market, unique in design and versatile in application. Driven by newly-designed vacuum tube electronics, the TS-1 MKII delivers an unmatched combination of sparkle and warmth. more

WAX LTD FINDS WARMTH, PUNCH AND FLEXIBILITY IN NEW API 1608 CONSOLE

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 2010: To say the production and songwriting team of Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry has worked with a variety of musicians would be an understatement. From their collaborations with established artists (Rihanna, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Backstreet Boys, New Order) to their experiences with rising talent (Styrofoam, Second Son, Axiz, Tamar Kaprelian, Vera Mesmer, Joshua James), Gagel and Barry certainly know music. That said, it is no surprise that the two, who work under the name WAX LTD, recently chose to outfit their studio with a new 16-channel API 1608 console. Taming what had originally been an ungainly tangle of outboard gear, their 1608 provides the definitive API analog warmth and punch, in addition to the well-thought-out functionality WAX LTD was looking for. more

EIGHT PART SERIES OF INTERVIEWS WITH GEORGE MASSENBURG AVAILABLE ON THE TRANSAUDIO GROUP WEBSITE

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 2010: TransAudio Group, boutique distributor of high-end recording equipment, presents a series of interviews with audio industry legend George Massenburg. In a conversation masterfully directed by engineer and producer Mark Hornsby, Massenburg discusses the history of George Massenburg Labs (GML), his involvement in the design of the parametric EQ, his two flagship products (the GML 8200 Parametric EQ and the GML 8900 Dynamic Range Controller), and the philosophy that has made GML so successful. This eight part series is available for viewing on the TransAudio Group website www.transaudiogroup.com/gml. Additionally, viewers can download the high-resolution videos for playback in their own listening environments to appreciate the many audio demonstrations the two engineers use to ground the discussion. more

LUNCHBOX TRADEMARK AWARDED TO API

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – AUGUST 2010: API is pleased to announce that the company’s iconic lunchbox(r) has been awarded trademark status by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Granted on July 13, 2010, the registration helps recognize API as the creator of the format and allows API to more effectively market the lunchbox frame, which can hold up to six of the popular 500 Series models. more

SENNHEISER AND TELEVIC CALL HAMILTON CITY HALL HOME

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, August 2010: When the Hamilton City Hall was slated for major renovations, the Council elected to replace their old conference system with something state-of-the-art that would meet the demands of the day. A Televic conference system, the same one used at the European parliament and innumerable cities, states, and nations throughout the world, won the bid and now provides Hamilton’s elected officials with service that is technologically advanced, intuitive to use, and reliable, day in and day out. As a bonus, the old IR assisted listening system for spectators received a fond farewell, replaced by a Sennheiser system of superior performance and reliability. more

SENNHEISER GOES GREEN AT OSHEAGA

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MONTRÉAL, CANADA – AUGUST 2010: It’s debatable whether humanity will be done with fossil fuels in twenty years or in two hundred, but it’s inevitable that sooner or later that day will arrive. Of course, there’s no telling what kind of music will be popular then, but humankind’s affinity for the sounds that move both feet and souls guarantees that music – be it a new take on rock ‘n roll or something currently inconceivable – will continue to be an important part of daily life. And what will a concert look like in our sustainable future? Attendees at this summer’s Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montréal, Quebec had, perhaps, a glimpse of that future on the Green Stage, sponsored and realized in part by Sennheiser Canada’s energy-efficient K-array loudspeaker and subwoofer technology and the Innovason Eclipse all-in-one console and signal processor. The Sennheiser Green Stage leveraged both conventional and more

TRANSAUDIO GROUP NOW SHIPPING THE COMPACT 3-WAY ATC SCM25A PRO MONITORS

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor for ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) audio reference speakers, is now shipping the U.K. manufacturer’s first ever compact active three-way studio control monitor – the SCM25A Pro. Designed for positioning on a meter bridge, or rack-mountable for broadcast applications, the ATC SCM25A Pro offers very high-performance in the most compact possible form factor. more

ASHLY AUDIO NOW SHIPPING pêma: THE HIT PRODUCT OF INFOCOMM 2010

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WEBSTER, NEW YORK – JULY 2010: Ashly Audio’s promise to “Simplify Integration” excited the crowds at InfoComm 2010 and today the company announced they are shipping the first batch of pêmas (Protea Equipped Media Amplifier). This product sets a new industry benchmark for value-engineered zone sound systems. By seamlessly integrating Ashly’s powerful, open-architecture DSP functionality into Ashly’s renowned multi-channel amplifiers, all in a two-rack space unit, pêma lowers overall system cost, occupies less space, improves energy efficiency, and both speeds and simplifies system installation and programming. Four and eight amplifier channel versions are available at both 125 and 250 Watts per channel. Depending on the configuration, pêma’s MSRP spans a modest $2,000 to $4,000, putting its benefits-to-cost ratio through the roof. more

THE ONE AND ONLY DANLEY LOUDSPEAKER AT FESTIVAL HALL

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GREENSBORO, GEORGIA – JULY 2010: The Greensboro Downtown Development Authority recently joined forces with the Oconee Performing Arts Society and Linger Longer Communities to secure funding for a $2.5 million renovation of the historic Greensboro auditorium. Originally built in 1939 in the heart of the mid-sized rural Georgia town, the auditorium has been transformed into Festival Hall, a multi-purpose theater, education, and community center. Live performances at Festival Hall include classical music, musical comedy, plays, cabaret, country, bluegrass, jazz, gospel, and children’s music and performances. In a principled act of restraint amid a climate of “bigger is better,” dB Audio & Video (Gainesville, Georgia) systems advisor J. Frank Locklear delivered a fully-functioning, high-fidelity sound reinforcement system using just one Danley Sound Labs SH-100B combined full-range loudspeaker and subwoofer. more

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