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The Toronto Jazz Festival Main Stage Grooves with Sennheiser, Neumann and L-ACOUSTICS

saxophone.JPGToronto, Canada, July 2010: The Toronto Jazz Festival takes place every year during the ten days that bridge the springtime memories of June and the hot summer reality of July. A tremendous number of artists participate, performing in venues located throughout the Canadian metropolis to some 500,000 attendees from around the world. more

METRIC HALO’S ULN-8 DELIVERS STUDIO SOUND FOR TV LOCATION SOUND MIXER GRAHAM GARDNER

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 2010: For nearly a decade, Graham Gardner has been dutifully recording the on-location and on-set sound for both reality-based and scripted television shows in and around New York City. The business is fast-paced, and success is frequently measured not by the captured nuance of a subtle reverb tail, but by the reliable capture of intelligible spoken word. In reality-based work especially, there is no tolerance for a sound mixer’s request to “do that again!” But unlike many of his colleagues, Gardner has not abandoned the simple satisfaction of a sound well-recorded and, somewhat surprisingly, his clients are noticing the difference. Apart from technique, Gardner delivers a superior product with Metric Halo’s FireWire ULN-8 audio interface, which provides studio-grade mic preamps and AD/DA conversion, along with the DSP muscle to process and mix with efficiency and sonority. more

API 1608 GIVES LEGENDARY COUNTRY PRODUCER PAUL WORLEY HIS ANALOG “GOOSH”

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Paul Worley has enjoyed a storybook career. Starting out as the proverbial studio gofer, making coffee, sweeping debris, and hoping for a big break, Worley advanced in small measure by serendipity and, in large measure, by his obvious talents, both musical and social. He went on to become a session guitarist, a vice president at Sony BMG, chief creative officer at Warner Bros. Records, and, perhaps most famously, the coveted producer of several legendary country music albums. Indeed, Worley has worked with Big & Rich, Lady Antebellum, and Martina McBride, and has earned two Grammys for his production on the Dixie Chicks’ Wide Open Spaces and Fly. more

GODFATHER OF HOUSE MUSIC MARSHALL JEFFERSON SPINS ON A METRIC HALO ULN-8

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Marshall Jefferson is an epic figure in the house music movement, having helped found the genre in Chicago in the mid-1980s. In fact, his “Move Your Body” is just as well known by its adopted title, “The House Music Anthem.” Other enduring hits include “7 Ways To Jack” and “Open Our Eyes.” Apart from his own work, Jefferson’s presence runs deep in the House, Acid House, and Deep House movements through his collaborations, productions and remixes. Now splitting his base between Chicago and the UK, Jefferson travels the world on a near-weekly basis for DJ engagements. He always brings (just) his laptop and his Metric Halo ULN-8 preamp/interface/DSP, which he uses both for the show and to make good on a backlog of remix requests back at the hotel. more

EARS, TRANSAUDIO GROUP, AND SWEETWATER SOUND CHICAGO INVITE YOU TO AN EVENING WITH INDUSTRY LEGEND GEOFF DAKING

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 2010: TransAudio Group, boutique distributor of the recording industry’s best-of-the-best equipment, is teaming up with Sweetwater Sound Chicago, the industry’s leading customer service-oriented retailer, to co-sponsor an evening with Geoff Daking, renowned drummer, sound engineer, and analog equipment designer. The Engineering and Recording Society (EARS) is organizing the event, which will take place at the Chicago Recording Company (CRC), 232 East Ohio Street in Chicago between 6:00pm and 9:00pm on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Light refreshments will be served. more

BUY A BOCK 151 AND GET $300

bock_151.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 2010: For a limited time (July 1 through August 31, 2010) all purchases of BOCK 151 large-diaphragm vocal condensers made from authorized U.S. dealers are eligible for a $300 rebate from TransAudio Group, BOCK Audio’s worldwide distributor. There has never been a better time to add the lush vocal capture of the BOCK 151 to your sonic repertoire. TransAudio’s substantial, limited-time rebate is an opportunity to be seized!

Built in the sonic image of the BOCK 251, the BOCK 151 uses a handmade German capsule, a hand-wound vintage-style transformer, a NOS tube, and a handmade power supply. It includes a brite/normal switch for added versatility. Most importantly, the BOCK 151 delivers that indescribable sound of the truly great vocal mics at a fraction of the cost. What was already one of the greatest values in high-end vocal mics is even better with this rebate! more

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API NERFS AGAIN

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Already known for designing some of the world’s most wonderful-sounding analog processors and consoles, API Audio is also building a reputation for serving up fantastic food at the Audio Masters Golf Tournament. “We supplied golfers and spectators at Hole 16 with fresh, jumbo, lump, Maryland crab cake slammers said API sales director (and amateur chef) Dan Zimbelman. API president Larry Droppa and API salesman Mark Seman (pictured) assisted. API also contributed to the event, held in Nashville in support of NERF (Nashville Engineers Relief Fund) May 27-28, with a raffle for two API 7600 channel strips won by Mark Miller and Andrew Mendelson.

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API DELIVERS THE 10,000th 512C MIC PRE

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – JUNE 2010: A direct descendent of Saul Walker’s original 1967 design, the API 512C modular mic preamp embodies the legendary API sound and has been a mainstay of engineers for over three decades. Coming on the heels of API’s 40th anniversary and the delivery of the 100th 1608 console, the company recently celebrated another milestone: delivery of the 10,000th 512C. To mark the event, API president Larry Droppa dropped a note inside the 10,000th box. Toronto-based guitarist and composer Brian Legere received the unit, the note, and – complements of API – API 512C number 10,001! more

TRANSAUDIO GROUP ADDS PRO AUDIO GURU MARK HORNSBY AS MARKETING AND PROJECT MANAGER

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 2010: TransAudio Group, boutique distributor of the recording industry’s best-of-the-best equipment, announces the addition of Mark Hornsby, a producer and engineer at the top of his field, to the position of marketing and project manager. Hornsby will help users understand what sets TransAudio Group’s manufacturers apart via multifarious routes, including in-the-field seminars, skilled trade show efforts, and product demonstrations, both live and online. Hornsby will remain in the pro audio hotbed of Nashville to continue his diversity of work as a producer, engineer, consultant, lecturer, and writer, based out of Java Jive Studio. more

ORCHARD CENTRAL VERTICAL SHOPPING MALL IN SINGAPORE RELIES ON SYMNET DSP TECHNOLOGY TO WOW SHOPPERS

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SINGAPORE – JUNE 2010: Orchard Central, located in the heart of Singapore’s shopping district, is the Lion City’s first vertical mall, standing twelve stories above bustling Orchard Road. Although less than a year old, the developer, Far East Organisation, insisted on integrating a new sound system into the lower two stories of the mall and the main outside entrances to draw more shoppers in with engaging music. They hired ProAktiv Systems, with the assistance of McCauley Sound distributor, Miguel Corporate Services Pte Ltd., to make that system a reality. Systems integrator Lee Bee Huat installed the extensive new system in just four weeks in the run up to Christmas 2009. At its heart, eleven SymNet 8×8 DSP processors deliver even greater audio vitality and nuanced control (via SymVue and a touch-panel PC) than the owners had hoped for in the new system. more

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