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METRIC HALO’S NEW GEAR USED ON BLUMLEIN RECORDS NEW XYtri SURROUND MIC TECHNIQUE

blumlein_records.JPGHAMBURG, GERMANY – MAY 2009: The compact size of Metric Halo’s eight-channel Mobile I/O 2882+DSP and two-channel ULN-2+DSP interfaces has been of significant benefit to Andrew Levine, a location recording engineer based in Hamburg, Germany, who frequently uses public transportation, or even a bicycle, to travel to local jobs. Levine, who is founder of blumlein records, is making use of Metric Halo’s powerful new 2d upgrade to record, monitor and mix stereo and surround sound projects, several of which use his unique XYtri microphone setup. more

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ASHLY INTRODUCES TWO NEW PROTEA SPEAKER PROCESSORS AT INFOCOMM 2009

protea_processors.JPGWEBSTER, NEW YORK – MAY 2009: Ashly Audio, Inc. is introducing two new speaker processors for live sound and fixed installation applications to its line of Protea DSP products at InfoComm in Orlando, Florida, June 17-19. The Protea 4.8SP four-input/eight-output and Protea 3.6SP three-input/six-output 1RU digital signal processors offer an extremely intuitive user interface, plus PC control software, and comprehensive DSP, including crossover, equalization, delay and limiter functions. more

SENNHEISER TO DISTRIBUTE K-ARRAY IN NORTH AMERICA

k_array_group.JPGPOINT CLAIRE, QUEBEC, CANADA/OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT, USA: Sennheiser has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for North America with K-Array, a PA loudspeaker and amplifier manufacturer based in Florence, Italy. K-Array’s light and intelligible speaker technology is best exemplified by the new KH4 self-powered, two-way, flat panel line array. more

ASHLY SIMPLIFIES INTEGRATION WITH NEW NE SERIES PROCESSORS

ne_series_processors.JPGWEBSTER, NEW YORK – MAY 2009: Ashly Audio’s new ne4400, ne4800 and ne8800 digital signal processors bring user-friendly setup and control to networked audio systems using Ashly’s PC-hosted Protea NE Software via standard 10/100 Ethernet and RS-232 protocol. These latest additions to the company’s NE (Network Enabled) Series offer a multi-channel routing matrix with microphone input, network audio and digital audio hardware options, plus an extensive menu of 32-bit/96kHz SHARC-based DSP that supports hot-plug software control. more

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METRIC HALO INTRODUCES ULN-8 FLAGSHIP CONVERTER / PROCESSOR / PREAMP / INTERFACE

uln8_angle.JPGMUNICH, GERMANY – MAY 2009: Today Metric Halo launched its much-anticipated ULN-8 – an industry-changing audio processing converter and interface. Featuring archival-grade converters, enhanced digitally controlled ULN (ultra low-noise, high-headroom) preamps, dedicated analog-domain sends and returns, analog domain 7.1 monitor controller, AES interfacing, extensive front panel control with excellent front panel metering all built atop Metric Halo’s renowned fifth generation 2d Processing, mixing and FireWire interfacing platform, the ULN-8 establishes a new competitive standard for professional audio. more

PORTABLE SOUNDFIELD MIC HELPS TO CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF OZ ST350 USED EXTENSIVELY FOR LOCATION SOUND ON BAZ LUHRMANN’S ‘AUSTRALIA’

australia.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA: SoundField’s portable ST350 microphone was used extensively to capture 5.1 location ambience during production of Baz Luhrmann’s recent cinematic epic ‘Australia,’ starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, and also featured in one of Apple’s ‘Set To Screen’ series of short video clips about film production (now available as podcasts for free download from the iTunes online Store). The ten-minute MP4 episode on Sound Design for Luhrmann’s latest opus features supervising sound editor Wayne Pashley using the ST350 to record wind sounds, salt flat ambience and musical performances on location in baking 40-degree temperatures for ‘Australia,’ and Location Sound engineer Guntis Sics being unequivocally positive about the crew’s choice of microphone. more

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HHB CELEBRATES 1,000th FLASHMIC SOLD IN GERMANY

radio_basix.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – APRIL 2009: With more than 10,000 units in use around the world, the HHB FlashMic digital recording microphone is already the interview recorder of choice for leading broadcasters including ABC Radio, Aljazeera, the BBC, Bloomberg, BSkyB, CNN, NHK, NBC, and RAI. Now HHB celebrates the sale of its 1,000th FlashMic in Germany where distributor INNOTON has already added national broadcasters WDR and NDR, and ORF (Austria) to the prestigious FlashMic user list. The 1,000th FlashMic in Germany was sold to Radio BasiX, a web radio project for young people in the Kraichgau region of South Western Germany, whose journalists now enjoy the same recording quality, ease-of-use, and convenient file transfer as their more experienced counterparts in the world’s major broadcasting networks. more

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THE OSBOURNES RELOAD WITH SENNHEISER

osbournes.JPGHOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA: The Osbournes – Sharon, Kelly, Jack, Ozzy and assorted favorite dogs – are returning to television soon with a variety show on FOX that features audience interaction, candid camera-type skits, music, and even a pair of “mini Osbournes,” two British child actors who impersonate Sharon and Ozzy complete with off-color language. Six episodes of “Osbournes: Reloaded,” which will air later in the year, have already been shot at CBS Television City in Hollywood, where production mixer Evan Adelman did his best to capture the mayhem with a combination of Sennheiser wireless handheld and lavalier microphones. more

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SYMETRIX ANNOUNCES AIRTOOLS 6100 FIRMWARE UPGRADE

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WASHINGTON – JANUARY 2009: Symetrix is pleased to announce an optional firmware update for the AirTools 6100 Broadcast Audio Delay that adds user-specified offset to the TC89 (ESE clock) output. With the new firmware, an additional menu in the 6100′s user interface allows a radio engineer to specify a constant offset time between zero and sixty seconds for the TC89 output so that the studio clock displays the TID (time in delay) plus the uplink/downlink latency. This allows the 6100 to easily accommodate delays incurred from ISDN lines, codecs, satellite signals, etc. more

SENNHEISER’S MUSIC INDUSTRY DIVISION NAMES THE MUSIC PEOPLE! INC. “DEALER OF THE YEAR”

musicpeople.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – APRIL 2009: The U.S. subsidiary of audio pioneer Sennheiser has named Berlin, Connecticut-based The Music People! Inc. its 2008 “Dealer of the Year” for exemplary sales, customer support and comprehension of Sennheiser’s music industry products. Sennheiser wired and wireless microphone systems are highly favored by some of the top performers in the world, as well as amateur musicians and studio recordists. more

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