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WORD OF LIFE MUSIC COMES ALIVE WITH L-ACOUSTICS

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RED DEER, ALBERTA, CANADA – JUNE 2010: Word of Life Church in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, has successfully developed a worship service style that brings together families and friends from across generations. It is decidedly contemporary and music-centered, but instead of compromising between the stereotyped predilections of young and old, it forges a refreshingly new path that communicates to and excites the entire congregation. Lead Pastor Jachin Mullen is also Word of Life’s music director, a fact that underscores the church’s belief in the ability of music to speak the Word of God. Thus, when the building’s original sound system failed to keep up with the church’s growth, Brendon and Aaron Gerber – brothers, church members, and principals of boutique A/V company Absolute Music – installed a new L-ACOUSTICS dV-DOSC line array system with dV-SUB and SB28 low-end to give the church a pristine voice for its musical focus. more

A WHALE OF A DANLEY SOUND SYSTEM IN CHICAGO’S SHEDD AQUARIUM

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 2010: The Shedd Aquarium, appropriately located on Chicago’s magnificent lakeshore, is the city’s most popular ticketed cultural attraction, drawing some two million visitors each year. But rather than rest on its laurels, the eighty year-old Shedd recently “re-imagined” one of its most popular attractions – the Oceanarium – transforming what was once an arguably dated approach to exhibiting the amazing skills of the ocean’s most charismatic creatures, into a full theatrical event, complete with lighting, video, and sound reinforcement in league with the best Broadway houses. But unlike those Broadway houses, the Oceanarium’s inescapable cement and “swimming pool acoustics” made achieving the same high level of audio fidelity vastly more challenging. Chicago-based independent audio systems designer Jonathan Laney met and exceeded that challenge with a full hemispherical surround sound system composed of the well-defined pattern control, musicality, and intelligibility of Danley loudspeakers and subwoofers. more

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SYMETRIX EXPLORES JUPITER

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JUNE 2010: Symetrix will launch the Jupiter line of installed sound DSP products at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas. Jupiter is a zero learning curve turnkey audio processing platform drawing its inspiration from the “apps” paradigm of smartphones like Apple’s iPhone(tm). Jupiter hardware is available in three versions differing only in their input/output counts. Jupiter software apps transform what would be generic hardware into highly specific audio engines for, but certainly not limited to, operations like paging, automixing and loudspeaker management. more

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DANLEY INTRODUCES THE JERICHO HORN ANOTHER SUPERIOR ALTERNATIVE TO LINE ARRAYS

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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – JUNE 2010: Spurred by the success of and accolades for its GH-60 Genesis Horn, which delivers on the promised benefits of the line array without the line array’s significant shortcomings, Danley Sound Labs will introduce the much higher output/full-range response – Jericho Horn – at InfoComm. The Jericho Horn is built upon the same three patent-pending technologies – Synergy Horn, Paraline, and Shaded Amplitude Lens – that marked a new beginning for the industry in the Genesis Horn. It uses six 18-inch low-frequency drivers, six 6-inch mid-frequency drivers, and two 4-inch two-way high-frequency drivers, making it a true four-way design of biblical dimensions. Users will have the option of adding 20,000 Watts of self-power and/or user-adjustable DSP. more

SEAN GOULD PLUGS INTO METRIC HALO CHANNELSTRIP WITH HEY MONDAY AND WE THE KINGS

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – MAY 2010: Prolific recording and mixing engineer and guitarist Sean Gould works with some of the greatest up-and-coming and established acts in the music industry through his close association with renowned production team S*A*M and Sluggo. His most recent projects have included We The Kings Smile Kid, Metro Station “Shake It,” Train Save Me, San Francisco, Boys Like Girls Love Drunk, and Uncle Kracker Happy Hour. The list would resonate loudly in any hipster’s soul – and it goes on and on and on! Gould relies heavily on Metric Halo ChannelStrip, a multi-platform plug-in that combines equalization, dynamics, and precision delay, to turn out stellar results on short deadlines. more

DIVINE BY DESIGN- DANLEY SOUND LABS CELEBRATES ITS FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AT INFOCOMM

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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – MAY 2010: Five years ago, Danley Sound Labs started as a divine inspiration to change the world of sound reinforcement using truly innovative loudspeaker and subwoofer designs. Confirmation of that inspiration is that today Danley Sound Labs is one of the fastest growing manufacturers in the industry, and many are dispassionately asserting that the company will become the “next big thing” in the coming decade. At its core are Tom Danley’s innovative designs, born of his drive for flawless fidelity, his unconventional education, and his decades spent devising groundbreaking acoustical technologies for NASA. more

CHAMELEON LABS JOINS A WHO’S WHO OF HIGH-END MANUFACTURERS HANDLED BY TRANSAUDIO GROUP

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 2010: As of May 1, 2010, TransAudio Group has added Chameleon Labs to its elite roster of recording gear, handling the company’s worldwide sales and marketing. Chameleon Labs occupies a unique niche within the industry that many manufacturers aspire to – extreme value. Chameleon Labs builds vintage-inspired analog recording gear with performance and options at a fraction of the cost typically associated with high-end gear. TransAudio Group will offer Chameleon Labs’ 7602 MKII Mic Pre + EQ with Carnhill transformer option, the 7720 stereo bus compressor, the 7802 two-channel opto tube compressor and the amazing TS-1 small diaphragm tube mic. Each of these products offers the highest degree of performance for the money and enables budget limited owners to experience high-end performance for the first time. more

TRANSAUDIO GROUP NOW SHIPPING THE TRUE SYSTEMS PT2-500 MIC PRE

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 2010: TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor for TRUE Systems is now shipping the PT2-500 mic pre and DI. TRUE Systems continues its contortionist legacy of packing immense-sounding microphone preamplification into tiny spaces. Descendant of the TRUE Systems Precision 8, which squeezes eight audiophile-grade preamps into a single rack space, the PT2-500 conforms to the modular 500 Series format. Like all the other preamps in the TRUE Systems family, the PT2-500 delivers stunning detail, rich analog depth, and a robust, reliable design. But the PT2-500 is 500 module sized, for audio professionals who want everything in a rack ready to use, over and over again, without buying additional power supplies and multiple racks. more

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THE NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD’S NEW INTUITIVE AUDIO SYSTEMS CENTER ON SYMNET AND AXIOMTEK TOUCH PANEL PC INTERFACE

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ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA – MAY 2010: The North American Mission Board (NAMB) provides two principle functions that are critical to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). First, it fulfills the faith’s Great Commission in the United States and Canada to share Christ, found churches, and, importantly, send missionaries abroad. Second, it serves as the organizing base for Southern Baptist disaster relief efforts. Within its headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, NAMB has seventeen conference rooms, four of which are considered the main rooms – one that seats 175 and three that seat 50 each. They are normally used for training, workshops, and lectures, but during crises, such as Hurricane Katrina or the recent earthquake in Haiti, the rooms double as the nerve center for SBC disaster relief. more

HOUSE RECORDING STUDIOS FINDS INNUMERABLE USES FOR THE AFFORDABLE, YET EXPENSIVE-SOUNDING, BOCK 195 LARGE DIAPHRAGM FET CONDENSER

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LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK – MAY 2010: House Recording Studios on Long Island is a relatively recent addition to New York’s shifting studio landscape. With impeccable design by esteemed acoustician Frank Comentale, House Recording makes good on the often-promised but seldom-delivered combination of professionalism, comfort, and inspiration that are the hallmarks of a great facility. Not long ago, a Bock 195 FET large diaphragm condenser joined the studio’s enviable microphone collection. It has since been used, almost without rest, on everything from vocals to acoustic guitars to room tone to clarinet. more

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