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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

DANLEY DELIVERS THE BEST SOUND EVER FOR ONE LORD SUNDAY

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WASILLA, ALASKA: Every year, twenty of the churches in Wasilla, Alaska join together in the Wasilla Multi-Use Sports Complex for “One Lord Sunday.” The event highlights the vast common ground that the denominations share through a mixed-style service that draws on the strengths of the participating churches. One Lord Sunday brings together some 4,000 congregants, as well as dignitaries such as the Governor of Alaska. This year, Phil Ballard of local A/V firm Sound Decisions built the temporary sound system that would convey a spirit of unity using Danley loudspeakers and subwoofers, as well as Danley’s newly-introduced amplifiers and DSPs. Notably, Ballard is on record for the first orders of Danley’s new SM-60 F molded horn full-range loudspeaker, two of which were used to fabulous effect for side-fill. more

SYMETRIX 760s AND SYMNET RETOOL DALLAS CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL

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DALLAS, TEXAS – JUNE 2010: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently converted their downtown Dallas, Texas Holiday Inn to a Crowne Plaza, and with the shift in brands came a dramatic increase in required meeting/celebration space. IHG undertook a massive renovation of the 23-story building and hired Rutherford Design of Northridge, California to design a sound system for the new lobby, plaza, mezzanine, and restaurant/bar. Company owner Richard Rutherford relied on an efficient combination of Symetrix and SymNet processors to deliver all of the complex functionality required of the system. He relied on programmable SymNet ARC wall panels to present that complex system to the hotel’s staff in a simple, intuitive manner. more

Sennheiser Flies with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets

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Toronto, Canada, July 2010: Sennheiser Canada, premier provider of aviation headsets as well as consumer and professional audio devices, is a proud supporter of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and the Air Cadet League of Canada (ACLC).

The annual support that Sennheiser provides to the Air Cadets is threefold. First Sennheiser contributes an HME 110 aviation headset to each of the winners of the Industry sponsored Power Pilot Scholarships. Second, each of the twelve finalists at the Air Cadet Effective Speaking Competition is presented with the Sennheiser/Adidas PMX 680 earphones. Finally, perhaps least glamorously but most substantively, the cadets are provided with critical information regarding hearing loss induced by a lifetime exposed to loud ambient cockpit noise and how to mitigate these effects using Sennheiser noise reduction technology and other means. more

TUBE-TECH GEAR MAKES MIXING IN THE BOX PERFECT FOR JULIO REYES COPELLO

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Music flows through the veins of composer, producer, musician, and engineer Julio Reyes Copello. The Columbian native has earned numerous Grammy nominations, a Grammy win, nine ASCAP Awards, and wide international recognition. He has worked with industry luminaries such as Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, Ricky Martin, Taylor Dayne, and Marc Anthony, among many others. In the past four years, at least one of his songs has appeared on the Billboard Lists’ Top Ten. He also produced the recent album for the French superstar Florent Pagny. Copello maintains a well-appointed studio at his Florida residence that is used for tracking, mixing, and post-production. more

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SACRED HEART DEMONSTRATES REAL-TIME MIXING FROM THE PULPIT WITH SYMNET

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ANNISTON, ALABAMA – JULY 2010: Stop any random person on the street and the odds are excellent that he or she will have no idea how to operate a mixing board. It almost goes without saying, right? Despite this, most churches can draw on the knowledge and enthusiasm of a small collection of self-identified “techies” with a history of musicianship and a penchant for the gear that makes music loud. But Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anniston, Alabama had a long run of bad luck in this regard, to the extent that the FOH chair frequently sat empty and services were sometimes interrupted so that the Father could make requisite changes himself! Integrator Joey Hutto of Sound Solutions in nearby Oxford, Alabama solved the church’s troubles with the introduction of a SymNet-centered DSP audio system controlled by a simple ARC-2 interface located right in the Father’s lectern. more

ASHLY SHIFTS THE MUSIC AROUND

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WEBSTER, NEW YORK: The Rock Bottom Brewery stays in the lead of a very competitive market by virtually faultless delivery of customer expectations: great and varied beer, stick-to-your-ribs food, and an atmosphere that welcomes release from life’s tensions. David Greenberg of Rock Bottom Restaurants contacted No Static Pro Audio Inc. of Los Angeles, California to upgrade the sound quality of its San Diego location, which was breaking the spell of its carefully-crafted atmosphere. more

SYMETRIX ZONE MIX 760 TAMES THE ACOUSTICS IN PURPLE CAFÉ’S STEEL AND GLASS DECOR

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 2010: Owned by the Heavy Restaurant Group, Purple Café is a well-established wine bar and upscale restaurant in the Seattle, Washington area. It recently added its fourth location in Bellevue, Washington, with adjacent space for two additional Heavy Restaurant Group concepts – Barrio a Mexican restaurant and Lot #3 a cocktail and appetizer establishment. Because the owners were dissatisfied with many aspects of the sound systems in the earlier locations, they approached things a little more carefully this time. They hired local A/V contractor Morgan Sound, who installed a centralized system for all three retail locations based around two cost-effective, but immensely powerful, Symetrix Zone Mix 760 processors. more

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