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AES 129TH CONVENTION COMMITTEE BUILDS BRIDGE TO PRO AUDIO FUTURE

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SF-Based November 4-7 Event Looms As Blockbuster New Dedicated Product Design Track

SAN FRANCISCO: Pulling out all the stops, AES 129th Convention Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler and Jim McTigue and an ace team of Committee Chairs are deep in the process of developing an exemplary event. Scheduled for November 4-7 at SF’s famed Moscone Center, the 2010 Convention has been christened Your Bridge to the Future. In addition to the popular Workshop, Broadcast, Live Sound, Master Class, Papers, Educational and Historical programs, a new dedicated track on Product Design, a series of unique Tech Tours and Special Events are being prepared to highlight this annual pro audio world gathering. more

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WSDG DESIGNS IMMERSIVE ACOUSTICS FOR CHINA’S EXPO 2010

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SHANGHAI STATE GRID PAVILION’S MAGIC BOX

Largest World Expo In History Expected To Attract 70 + Million Attendees

BASEL, SWITZERLAND: By October 31, EXPO 2010 Shanghai China will have entered the record books as the largest International Fair in history. Themed “Better City – Better Life,” with over 190 countries and 50 international organizations participating, the 6-month-long event is expected to attract between 70 and 100 million attendees. more

RUTH ALMGILL JOINS SONNOX AS SUPPORT ENGINEER

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OXFORD, UK: Sonnox Ltd. has recruited a second Support Engineer to help look after its expanding customer base. Ruth Almgill joins the Sonnox team from her previous post as a Studio Manager at the BBC World Service, where she mixed live radio programs, complex long-form features and engineered live remote broadcasts.

Managing Director Rod Densham comments, “Our continued success in recent months is very pleasing and has resulted in a constantly growing user base. It’s important to us that we keep up the excellent level of support our customers have come to expect, and we need to grow our support team accordingly. We’re delighted to have Ruth on board.”

Photo: Ruth Almgill has joined Sonnox as a Support Engineer.

AES COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS STEER 129TH CONVENTION TOWARDS BRIDGE TO FUTURE

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SAN FRANCISCO: Guiding the 129th AES Convention Committee on their journey to the “Bridge To The Future,” which will culminate at SF’s Moscone Center Nov. 4-7, are Committee Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler and Jim McTigue. AES Executive Director Roger Furness considers these team leaders outstanding co-pilots for the upcoming event. “Both Valerie and Jim are long-term AES champions who have participated regularly in previous convention as well as local section events. We are fortunate to have the benefit of their creative, managerial and technical skills at the helm of this year’s Committee,” Furness comments. more

GRACIE THEATER A $6.5 MILLION CATALYST FOR HUSSON UNIVERSITY’S EXPANDED CURRICULUM AND… A COMMUNITY BRIDGE

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BANGOR, MAINE: Since 1898 when it was founded, the Husson University curriculum has evolved to encompass Business, Education, Health, Pharmacy, Science and the Humanities. Throughout its history this bucolic campus has provided students with virtually every requirement for a well-rounded educational experience. Every requirement, but one. more

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MEGA PLAYGROUND EXPANDS TO MORTON STREET

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West Village Production/Post Complex Adds 14,000 Sq Ft.

NEW YORK: Mega Playground, the 16-year-old multi-faceted film/TV production/post-production complex, has acquired a 14,000 sq. ft. floor at 96 Morton Street, one block from their primary 30,000 sq ft. multi-floor facility at 609 Greenwich Street. Situated at the focal point of NY’s flourishing film and TV community, the firm also maintains a busy mid-town editing satellite and high-end screening room in the famed Brill Building at Broadway & 49th Street. more

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15th Annual TEC LA Open a Hole-in-One

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Walnut Creek, CA – May 26, 2010 — Nearly 100 audio professionals came out to play at the 15th Annual TEC LA Open Golf Tournament, held on May 17 at the Malibu Country Club, Presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio the ever-popular charity event was sponsored by Guitar Center Professional and Shure. Though the weather was cool with some sprinkles thrown in, it was a fun day for all on a challenging course, with numerous contests and extra attractions to entertain the golfers. more

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RESTAURANT T–AN ACOUSTICAL HOLE IN ONE BY WSDG BUENOS AIRES

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BUENOS AIRES: Restaurant T is an upscale gourmet restaurant, located in the Pacheco Golf Club, a gated community & country club in Nordelta, north of Buenos Aires. In addition to delicious food the elegant dining room offers two distinctive special attractions, special lighting capable of changing the entire atmosphere almost instantly and, a carefully tuned acoustic environment which comfortably enables diners to hear each other speak. The project marks the first restaurant completely designed by the Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG) and included complete technical and acoustic conceptualization, and a unique set of aesthetic goals. more

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Jim Van Winkle Named Professional Wireless Systems GM

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ORLANDO: Jim Van Winkle, former director of regional services for the Masque Sound Corporate Theater Division, has rejoined the firm as General Manager of its Orlando, Fla. based Professional Wireless Systems division.

Van Winkle cut his pro audio teeth as shop manager for Sound Associates in NY from 1978 -’87, while simultaneously serving as sound mixer and electrician with the original Broadway production of “CATS.’ He began his relationship with Masque Sound while loading the show into the Winter Garden Theater. He also served as house mixer for Radio City Music Hall during that period. Van Winkle later toured as FOH and Monitor Mixer for both Harry Belafonte and Lena Horne. more

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CBC/RADIO-CANADA MONTREAL AUDIO POSTPRODUCTION ADDS SONNOX RESTORE

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MONTREAL: CBC/RADIO-CANADA Audio Postproduction has selected the Sonnox Restore suites for use on the full range of its multifaceted programming.

Jean Diamant, CBC Supervising Technician – TV Technical Production, reports, “We added Sonnox Restore Suites to the CBC/Radio-Canada Montreal audio postproduction software inventory because they have an intuitive interface, a wide range of parameters and the ability to process quickly as AudioSuite plug-ins. They also complement our other restoration products.” more

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