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DWIGHT BAKER, MATCHBOX RECORDING STUDIO ENGINEER, UPGRADES TO AN API 1608 CONSOLE

dwight_baker_1.JPGAUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 2008: Matchbox Recording Studio, in Austin, Texas, has an abundance of both vintage and new analog equipment that, when coupled with a Pro Tools HD3 system, lends authenticity and a somewhat indescribable “organic heft” to the many projects that are recorded there. Owner and operator Dwight Baker, an accomplished songwriter (Kelly Clarkson) and drummer (Heart, Enrique Iglesias) in addition to a seasoned sound engineer, recently replaced Matchbox’s vintage API 2244 with a brand new 32-channel API 1608 small-frame console so that his studio would still have the “API sound” that he loves so much. more

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SENNHEISER AND JAMSPOT TEAM UP TO PROMOTE SENNHEISER MICROPHONES

jamspot.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – OCTOBER 2008: Sennheiser, the world leader in the design and manufacture of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems announces that it has joined forces with JamSpot, Inc. to promote Sennheiser performance microphones to up-and-coming musicians. more

FIRST AUDIO UNDERGROUND™ ROADSHOW A SMASHING SUCCESS

aur_sacramento_08.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA: The well-attended, successful, inaugural Audio Underground Roadshow (AUR), held at The Hangar Studio in Sacramento, California on September 6, 2008 proved that given the right mix of audio inventors/manufacturers, top-name audio pros and showcasing quality gear, really does attract end-users. Attendance at the first show was well over one hundred qualified local audio professionals, which far exceeded expectations. more

TRANSAUDIO GROUP ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF AN AFFORDABLE SURROUND MIC

sps200.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA: TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor for SoundField is showcasing their new SPS200 software controlled microphone at the 125th AES Convention is San Francisco. Perfect for both the broadcast and audio recording markets, the SoundField SPS200 is the most affordable mic in the line with a USD list price of $2,995.00. Production models of the microphone, resulting from a three-year R&D program, are shipping now. SoundField staff will be at the company’s booth at AES 2008 in San Francisco (Booth #1416) to show the product to attendees and answer any questions they may have. more

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TRANSAUDIO GROUP INTRODUCES NEW DAKING MIC PRE ONE

micpreone_front.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA: TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor for Geoffrey Daking and Company, Inc., announces the introduction of the high performance Daking Mic-Pre One single-channel microphone/instrument. Sharing the gain structure and Class A, fully discrete transistor circuitry design of the popular Daking Mic Pre IV, the Mic Pre One additionally features a unique variable high-pass filter and ships in a freestanding ‘DI-style’ steel enclosure, ensuring both strength and noise immunity. more

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DRAWMER DEBUTS THE KICKBOX 4×4

kickbox.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA: In response to pleas for durable, professional-grade mic/line inputs with multiple outputs for live sound, location recording, and broadcast, Drawmer has engineered the all new Kickbox 4×4 portable active splitter that will be showcased at the 125th AES Convention in San Francisco. Housed inside a rugged, road-ready carrying case, the Kickbox 4×4 accepts up to four XLR mic/line inputs and delivers them with uncompromised fidelity to up to 16 XLR line-level outputs. As with all of Drawmer’s industry-leading products, TransAudio Group will import and distribute the Kickbox 4×4 in the USA. more

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TONELUX INTRODUCES THE NEW EQUALUX

equalux_v3.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Tonelux Designs Limited, distributed by TransAudio Group, introduced their first product in an all new line of rack-mounted gear at the 125th AES Convention, in San Francisco, The single-rack space EQUALUX EQ is the equivalent of the highly sought after Tonelux EQ4P which fits into the Tonelux V-8 Roadster and Tonelux V-Rack. more

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SYMETRIX NOW SHIPPING THE AUTOMIX MATRIX 780

automixmatrix780_ft_bk.JPGMOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WASHINGTON: Symetrix, Inc., a leading provider of signal processing technology for the installed sound, broadcast, and recording markets through its Symetrix, SymNet, AirTools, and Lucid lines, began shipping the Automix Matrix 780 September 30th. The Automix Matrix 780 provides twelve-channels of auto mixing with eight sub-mixes and comprehensive DSP, innovatively controlled by one of the easiest to use, user interfaces in the industry. The Automix Matrix 780 was designed for applications in courtrooms, government chambers, corporate boardrooms and houses of worship. more

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SENNHEISER PROVIDES WIRELESS AND WIRED SYSTEMS FOR NBC’S COVERAGE OF THE BEIJING OLYMPIC GAMES

uwe_olympics_2008.JPGBEIJING, CHINA: Sennheiser Electronic Corporation was selected to provide wireless microphones and personal monitor systems to NBC during the network’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, August 8-24. From the spectacular Beijing Opening Ceremony to the handover to the 2012 London Olympics during the Closing Ceremony with London mayor Boris Johnson, NBC Olympics utilized Sennheiser Professional 3000, 5000 and evolution series wireless microphone and personal monitor systems to ensure uninterrupted coverage from every venue. In addition, Uwe Sattler, Sennheiser’s technical director, was on site to assist with frequency coordination and reallocation for broadcasters using Sennheiser RF equipment. more

NEUMANN INTRODUCES THE DIGITAL VERSION OF THE CLASSIC TLM 103

tlm_103_d_ea.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT: Neumann is introducing the TLM 103 D, the next classic microphone to enter the digital realm, at the 125th AES Show in San Francisco. When used in conjunction with digital workstations, Neumann Solution-D microphone technology makes life easier for users. The integrated, extremely fast, peak limiter guarantees optimal recording levels at all times. Likewise, the Neumann A/D converter built into the microphone eliminates the necessity of tedious experimentation with external converters and preamps. more

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