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NEW TH-118 ADDS EVEN MORE WOOF TO DANLEY’S LINE OF SUPERLATIVE SUBWOOFERS

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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – MAY 2010: Danley Sound Labs, a manufacturer of sound reinforcement’s most innovative products, is introducing the TH-118 at InfoComm 2010. The unit joins Danley’s family of patent-pending tapped horn subwoofers, delivering uniquely flat, low, and powerful bass from relatively lightweight, compact enclosures. The TH-118 modifies Danley’s popular TH-115 subwoofer with an 18-inch driver that adds even greater output to a format that is already famous for generating big sound from a little package. This is an ideal solution for sound reinforcement or fixed installation for corporate A/V, clubs, ballrooms, theaters, performing arts centers, houses of worship and more. more

DANLEY INTRODUCES WEATHERPROOF MOLDED, SYNERGY HORNS AT INFOCOMM

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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – MAY 2010: Danley Sound Labs, a manufacturer of innovative loudspeakers and subwoofers of uncommon fidelity, SPL, and directivity, announces the introduction of two new molded horn loudspeakers – the SM-60M and SM-60F – at InfoComm 2010. Both units feature Tom Danley’s patent-pending synergy horn technology. The SM-60F delivers full-range content, whereas the SM-60M delivers mid- and high-frequency content only. The units are similar in spirit to Danley’s flagship SH-50 full-range loudspeaker, but use fewer drivers and are constructed of molded plastic, making the stock units completely weatherproof (other Danley loudspeakers and subwoofers can be special ordered with weatherproofing at additional cost). Danley has priced the SM-60M and SM-60F to compete favorably with competitive molded horns, even though the Danley designs offer dramatically greater fidelity and directivity. more

ASHLY AUDIO CONTINUES TO SIMPLY INTEGRATION WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF PÊMA: A COMBO AMP/DSP

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WEBSTER, NEW YORK – MAY 2010: Ashly Audio’s promise to “Simplify Integration” continues with the introduction of pêma (Protea Equipped Media Amplifier), a unique powered processor, at InfoComm 2010. This introduction sets a new industry benchmark for value-engineered zone sound systems. By seamlessly merging Ashly’s powerful, open-architecture DSP functionality with Ashly’s renowned amplifier performance inside 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-costs ratio through the roof. more

THE JUNO AWARDS GO TO SENNHEISER

juno_k_naan.JPGSt. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada, April 2010: Canada’s biggest night in music, the televised JUNO Awards show, was an all-Sennheiser event this year, with every featured vocal performer, as well as hosts and presenters, making use of new 2000 Series and evolution G2 wireless microphones. Quebec’s Solotech supplied production for the thirty-ninth annual event, which was broadcast by CTV from St. John’s in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada on April 18, with wireless coordination and calibration provided by Christian Pageau of Transmission Squelch based in Quebec, P.Q. and RF Wireless Systems Inc. of Nepean, Ontario. more

STEVE MILLER CHOOSES API 1608 CONSOLE TO RE-RECORD HIS GREATEST HITS

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SUN VALLEY, IDAHO – APRIL 2010: Legendary rocker and bluesman Steve Miller continues to enjoy a life of recording and touring. Godson to Les Paul, the precocious Miller tapped the artistic veins of the Chicago and New York blues scenes before relocating to San Francisco in the midst of its artistic renaissance, where the Steve Miller Band contributed to the playlist that has become a part of the fabric of modern life. Together with respected engineer Kent Hertz (Godsmack, Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan) and eminent producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen), Miller is currently re-recording with the same passion that has attended him his entire life. The trio purchased a 32-channel API 1608 console to contribute the right sound to an otherwise ideal digital workflow. more

SYMNET UPGRADES WARNER CENTER MARRIOTT BALLROOM

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 2010: Located in the San Fernando Valley on the northern edge of Los Angeles, the Warner Center Marriott has been catering a wide range of events – including corporate meetings, Hollywood parties, large galas, sweet sixteens and weddings – in its 11,000 square-foot, 1,500-seat ballroom for quite some time. The space is extremely flexible and, with the capacity to subdivide into ten smaller meeting rooms, can be configured up to twenty different ways to meet the needs of any particular event. But for over a decade, the hotel had suffered with a ballroom sound system that was not nearly so flexible, ever-threatening embarrassing technical glitches unbecoming of so posh a setting. Fed up, the Warner Center Marriott cut its losses and replaced the uncooperative system with an exceptionally versatile and utterly intuitive sound system centered on Symetrix’ SymNet open-architecture DSP and Symetrix wall panels. more

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LONG-STANDING SOUNDFIELD USER UPGRADES • César-Nominated Film Sound Engineer Philippe Vandendriessche Buys ST350

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 2010: Belgian Film Sound Engineer Philippe Vandendriessche has invested in a SoundField ST350 portable microphone for use on location to complement his existing SoundField ST250. A well-known figure in the Francophone film industry for over 25 years, with a library of self-recorded effects and sounds extending to over 75,000 recordings, Vandendriessche was nominated in 2008 for a César film award (the French equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Sound in the French film Séraphine. He acted as chief sound engineer, using the SoundField ST250 to record ambient sound for the film. more

METRIC HALO ULN-8 BATTLES FOR LOS ANGELES

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 2010: The capabilities of digital audio have brought about a paradigm shift in motion picture location sound recording over the past decade, away from traditional analog hardware to more versatile software-based solutions. As production mixer Paul Ledford, C.A.S. recently discovered, a digital audio solution such as Metric Halo’s ULN-8 interface can also handle the increasingly more complex demands of a modern-day film shoot, and may well herald the next step in the evolution of location sound. more

McCLELLAND SOUND GOES FOR ASHLY AMPLIFICATION AND SIGNAL PROCESSING AT AUGUSTA HIGH SCHOOL

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AUGUSTA, KANSAS – APRIL 2010: Like many schools built in the 1970s, Augusta High School in Augusta, Kansas had outlived the usefulness of its sound reinforcement systems and, given the new and relatively inexpensive technologies available today, was ready to shed the clunky interfaces and fuzzy fidelity to which everyone had become inured. The school hired Wichita-based McClelland Sound, among the largest and most experienced sound engineering and contracting firms in Kansas. Founded at the dawn of sound reinforcement in 1928, McClelland is responsible for literally thousands of installations in all manner of buildings throughout the region. Vice president Scott Martin, who began his career with McClelland in 1974, took Augusta High School’s case and, in place of a market leader, used Ashly network-ready amplification and signal processing to give the school worry-free, easy-to-use, and utterly transparent reinforcement. more

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC ADDS THREE 32-CHANNEL API LEGACY PLUS CONSOLES

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – APRIL 2010: The students seeking a Bachelor of Music Degree with a major in Music Production and Engineering, at the revered Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts are blessed with access to thirteen studios that operate twenty-two hours a day, seven days a week. The school equips the studios with, in the words of the Music Production and Engineering Department’s (MP&E) official manifesto, only “definitive tools” used in the pro audio industry. Consistent with its unwavering commitment to that principle and to the education of its students, Berklee replaced three of its older consoles with three new 32-channel discrete analog API Legacy Plus consoles over the winter break. more

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