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THE INSTITUTE FOR THE MUSICAL ARTS HOSTS WSDG SITE VISIT

inst-mus-arts-group-_103.JPGNORTHAMPTON, MA: Rapidly approaching completion of their “dream studio complex,” founders of the Institute For Musical Arts (IMA) hosted Walters Storyk Design Group interior designer Beth Walters and architect/acoustician John Storyk at a recent site inspection.

In progress since 2004, IMA’s near million $ “Big Barn” conversion into a sophisticated teaching, performing and recording space represents the first world-class recording facility dedicated to training and supporting the work of female musicians and engineers. The 3000 + sq. ft. complex which includes a new 900 sq. ft. WSDG-designed control room/post-production suite (pictured) is on track to “go live” in October, 2009.

“We first met Beth and John in New York at an AES Convention,” June Millington recalls. When we described IMA’s mission they immediately wanted to get on board. The fact that we can provide our students and Rock ‘n Roll Camp for more

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HISTORY RESOUNDS AT 127TH AES CONVENTION

Bell Labs, Big Bands, Live Sound, Mercury Living Presence & RCA

NEW YORK: When someone tells Harry Hirsch “You’re history,” he takes it as a compliment. Back for his third turn as AES Convention Historical Committee Chair, Hirsch has collaborated with co-chairs and AES members to insure that history will reveal itself in a lively fashion at the 127th AES Convention at NY’s Javits Center October 9 – 12. Historical Events include:

The History of Live Sound: Presented by Toronto-based Sr. Engineer Thomas Shevlin, this session will feature a panel of pioneers of live touring and Broadway sound. Opening with a slideshow reaching back before the 1920′s origins of live sound systems, Shevlin and his panelists will discuss what originally drew them to the field, its progression during their careers, and their vision of the future. The session will conclude with a lively Q & A
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MATT PESKIE JOINS MASQUE SOUND

matt-peskie-masque-sound.JPGEAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: Matt Peskie, a multi-faceted audio industry professional with extensive technical, production and touring experience, has joined the Masque Sound sales team with a focus on installations and production.

In making the announcement, company co-principal Geoff Shearing said, “Matt Peskie brings a unique combination of skills to this new position. In addition to his hands-on knowledge of tour management, FOH and monitor mixing, he is detail-oriented and has strong communication and interpersonal skills. We expect him to play a meaningful role both in the trenches on installations, and in bringing the Masque Sound message to prospective clients.”

Peskie served as Monitor Engineer with Avril Lavigne’s Under My Skin tour, Production Manager for Jars of Clay, Monitor Engineer for Guster and as Tour Manager, FOH Engineer and Monitor Tech for many other notable artists.

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PWS INTRODUCES DB SERIES FILTERED RECEIVE MULTI-COUPLER

pws-db-16-front.JPGpws-db-16-back.JPGGround-Up Design Provides Breakthrough in Efficient Antenna Distribution

ORLANDO: Professional Wireless Systems’ new DB Series Filtered Receive Multi-coupler represents a breakthrough in high-quality antenna distribution. PWS General Manager Carl Cordes reports the DB-16 is designed to function as the backbone of a broad range of wireless antenna distribution system functions including broadcast, live sports, permanent install and corporate.

“After years of modifying other products to function effectively in diverse RF applications, our R&D team took a fresh look at the multi-coupler issue,” Cordes says. “The DB-16 was developed to meet the real-world needs of today’s hyper-congested RF world,”

Brand-agnostic, and compatible with most wireless receivers, the PWS DB Series eliminates the inter-mods, over-modulation, de-sensitizing, and over-sensitizing issues frequently encountered when working with multiple-manufacturer products. By incorporating cutting edge components, including multiple custom filters, more

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127th AES CONVENTION PAPERS AND POSTERS SOUND WISDOM AMPLIFIED AND EXEMPLIFIED

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Interactive Games, Analyzing Loudspeaker Defects, Zones of Quiet…

NEW YORK: “Beyond the Awards, Workshops, Special Events and bustling Exhibition Halls, the exchange of significant technical information remains the backbone of every Audio Engineering Convention,” states 127th AES Convention Chair Agnieszka Roginska. “This mission is exemplified by a robust syllabus of Papers and Posters. AES Papers Committee Co-Chairs Veronique Larcher and Steve Garrett have developed an authoritative program which exemplifies the level of accomplishment achieved by innovators in every sector of our community.”

127th AES Convention Papers Presentations Include an Emphasis on the burgeoning digital game industry. Highlights include:

* The Wii Remote as a Musical Instrument -Technology and Case Studies: Paper by Paul Lehrman — The inexpensive and ubiquitous Remote for the Nintendo Wii game system-known as the “Wiimote”-uses a combination of technologies that are highly suited for music more

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TODD BARRETT NAMED WSDG PROJECT MANAGER

todd-barrett-wsdg-pm.JPGNEW YORK: Todd Barrett, a skilled designer, project coordinator and architect with extensive large-scale, multi-purpose building credits has joined the Walters-Storyk Design Group as a Project Manager. Barrett brings nine years of on-the-ground experience with Atlanta-based Randall-Paulson Architects, Inc. to his new post.

“We first met Todd during our collaboration with Randall-Paulson on the $35 million Murray Arts Center in Atlanta, remarks WSDG co-founder Beth Walters. He played an integral roll as liaison between our offices. We were deeply impressed with his technical and his inter-personal communications abilities. Earlier this year we retained him to train our staff on our transition to REVIT, a powerful building information modeling software. That project went extremely well, and he quickly built solid relationships with our team. When a position opened up in our New York office Todd was our first draft candidate.”
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AES ISSUES VOLUME II OF ONGOING ORAL HISTORY DVD PROJECT

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Forty Audio Industry Pioneer Interviews Now Available

NEW YORK: AES Executive Director Roger Furness has announced the completion of the second volume of Audio Engineering Society DVD Oral History Project interviews. Conceived in 1997 by long-time AES member Irv Joel, the project was initiated as a critical opportunity for preserving the creative and technical thought process of the originators of professional audio as related by them personally. more

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MEGA PLAYGROUND FOR ROBERT SIEGEL DIRECTORIAL DEBUT

rob-siegel-l-mike-smollin-r150-dpi6171.jpgCustomized Color Correction For RED Feature

NEW YORK: Riding the positive industry feedback wave for his hit screenplay for The Wrestler, Robert Siegel recently put the finishing touches on Big Fan, his maiden directorial effort which he also scripted. Starring Patton Oswalt, and shot with RED by Goodbye Solo DP Michael Simmonds, the film received solid notices at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. more

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AES REDESIGNED WEBSITE GOES LIVE

aesorg-homepage.jpgStreamlined, Updated, Expanded & User Friendly

NEW YORK: The Audio Engineering Society Web Development Team has completed a massive overhaul of their website’s 12-year-old design. Distinguished by a sophisticated user interface, drop down menus and enhanced social networking, audio/visual and search capabilities, the user-friendly site allows content from lower levels to ‘float’ to the home page and provides quick access to all areas of the website. more

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AES 127th CONVENTION COMMITTEE RAMPS UP STELLAR EVENT

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Autumn In NY Means (Pro) Audio

NEW YORK: The AES 127th Convention Committee began formulating a robust program of traditional and atypical events soon after the books were closed on last year’s event. Scheduled for October 9 – 12 in NY’s Javits Center, the 2009 show is committed to setting new standards in meaningful and imaginative programming. AES Executive Director Roger Furness reports that Convention Chair Agnieszka Roginska has rallied an expert team to the cause. more

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