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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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IndyCar Racer Alex Tagliani and the FAZZT Race Team Communicate via Sennheiser

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Toronto, Canada, June 2010 – Sennheiser Canada announces its partnership with native Canadian, IndyCar driver Alex Tagliani and the FAZZT Race Team. Tagliani has racked up numerous wins in the Champ Car Series and is currently driving in the IZOD IndyCar Series where he sits 12th in the point standings. In 2009 he was named Rookie of the Year at the Indy 500 in 2009 for finishing 11th after starting in the 33rd position. Ironically, it was another rookie who may have robbed Tagliani of a win at this year’s Indy 500 in 2010, after an unsportsmanlike block (the rookie was a lap behind) thwarted Tagliani’s run at the leaders and almost sent him into the wall. Nevertheless, Tagliani recovered from 17th to finish 10th. more

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ASHLY DSP MEETS HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR YARD HOUSE RESTAURANT AUDIO

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WEBSTER, NEW YORK – JUNE 2010: Yard House restaurants are separated from the clutter of contemporary eateries by a unique combination of three powerful ingredients: wonderfully prepared American fare, the world’s largest selection of draft beer – between 100 and 250 taps per restaurant! – and classic rock that is very much in the foreground. CEO and founder Steele Platt places a premium on the sound systems that go into his restaurants – total A/V cost are nearly $250,000 per restaurant – and, as a result, the sonic ambience of a Yard House restaurant is as distinctive as the seemingly endless row of taps that line its wall. The twenty-three newest Yard House restaurants (of twenty-seven total) rely on Ashly Protea DSP hardware ne24.24M to tailor source material so that it will cut through, while still retaining a pleasant overall tone, whether subdued for lunchtime business meetings or unleashed for more

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

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