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Bose® RoomMatch® Demos to Be Held in Chicago Area on Thursday, January 22

Demo sessions, held at the Rosemont Theatre, will feature Bose engineers on site to answer questions and share their experiences

Framingham, MA, January 9, 2015 – As a resource for system integrators, consultants and front-of-house engineers, Bose® Professional will be hosting a series of demo sessions to showcase the performance of RoomMatch® Progressive Directivity Array loudspeaker systems at the Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, Illinois (minutes from Chicago O’Hare International airport), on Thursday, January 22, 2014. The sessions will run at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Bose engineers will be on-site to answer questions and share their RoomMatch experiences. Attendees are welcome to bring along prospective customers and/or other guests. Space is limited, so RSVP today.

• Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
• Time: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (choose the session that works best for your schedule)
• Location: Rosemont Theatre, 5400 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

RSVP by January 19 to Jim Bobel: james_bobel@bose.com, 708-625-4772

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Audio-Technica’s Dante™-Enabled Products Compatible with Symetrix’ Newly-Released SymNet Composer 3.0


STOW, OH, January 7, 2015 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, has announced that Symetrix’ newly-released SymNet Composer 3.0 open-architecture design software offers native integration of Audio-Technica’s ATND971 Dante™-enabled cardioid condenser boundary microphone and the ATND8677 Dante-enabled microphone desk stand.

Version 3.0 has built upon the native support of Audinate’s Dante media networking technology for select third-party devices in earlier releases, and extends support of market-leading products thanks to new partnerships with Audio-Technica and others. Users of the Symetrix SymNet Radius AEC, Radius 12×8 EX and Edge Dante-scalable DSPs are now able to streamline their configuration procedures and achieve network discovery, Dante signal routing, and audio setup of supported Audio-Technica devices.

Launched at the InfoComm Show in Las Vegas earlier this year, Audio-Technica’s ATND971 bridges the gap between audio and IT as the first wired microphone that transmits audio and control data together over Audinate’s Dante network protocol. A simple Ethernet connection allows the ATND971 network microphone to communicate across an existing network of Dante-enabled devices and, with the microphone’s programmable user switch, control any of those devices at the push of a button.

Gary Dixon, sales engineer, installed sound at Audio-Technica U.S., remarks, “The ATND series and Symetrix SymNet Composer 3.0 software provide a knowledgeable and creative AV integrator infinite possibilities for system design. The goal of Symetrix and Audio-Technica working together is to provide more options for control and connectivity, allowing for more profit opportunities for our AV integrators. The ATND series and SymNet Composer software transform the traditional tabletop microphone into a Dante networked audio user interface that can be customized by the AV integrator.”

Also integrated with Symetrix SymNet Composer 3.0, the ATND8677 Microphone Desk Stand fits gooseneck microphones with standard XLRM-type outputs, offering installers previously unavailable simplicity in adding gooseneck microphones to Dante audio networks.

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Bose® FreeSpace® DS 100F Loudspeakers Provide Sound Upgrade in VIP Suite Renovations at Gillette Stadium

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Extensive renovations were completed for a portion of the stadium’s suites in time for kickoff of the current season

Framingham, Massachusetts, January 7, 2015 – Management at Foxborough, Massachusetts’ Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution, recently undertook phase one of an extensive renovation project for the venue’s 89 Suites. New receivers and TV monitors, better user control and Bluetooth® compatibility were goals for the new setup, but perhaps first and foremost was the audio. Numerous FreeSpace® DS 100F loudspeakers from Bose® Professional now grace each renovated suite.

“We are in the process of upgrading all of our suites in order to improve and enhance the experience for our suite holders and their guests,” said Jim Nolan, Senior Vice President of Finance, Administration and Operations for the Patriots’ organization. “This involved floor-to-ceiling renovations, including all new furniture, flooring, wall treatments and décor, televisions and a complete A/V upgrade for each suite. And very simply, when we think audio, we think Bose.”

“Bose was kind enough to meet with us and explore some options,” added Nolan. “We are thrilled with our final selections. The sound quality is incredible. You feel so much closer to the action. Bose is the industry leader and we are proud to provide our patrons with such immersive audio.”

A major goal of the renovations was to give suite visitors control over their experience, and touch pads act as the control centers for each room. Nolan stated, “With the touch pad control, we will give our guests choices as to what they would prefer to hear. They can listen to the stadium public address announcer or the audio from the televisions. We’ve made them Bluetooth enabled so that if somebody wants to play music off their smartphone in the suite, it gives them that option, too. We think it will be a lot of fun for our suite holders and a great way to entertain their guests. Everyone is thrilled with the addition of Bose audio. The installation was easy and met our deadline. We couldn’t be more pleased with their performance!”

About Gillette Stadium
Gillette Stadium, located in Foxborough, Mass., is the premier sports and entertainment venue in New England. The 68,756-seat stadium is the full-time home of the NFL’s New England Patriots, which have sold out the stadium for every home game since it opened in 2002. Gillette Stadium is also the home field of the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer and a home for the University of Massachusetts football. The stadium hosts a variety of other marquee sporting events, including international soccer matches, NCAA championships and high school football super bowls. Billboard magazine recently ranked Gillette Stadium among the top 10 grossing concert venues in the world. For more information, visit www.gillettestadium.com or follow @GilletteStadium on Twitter.

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The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Announces 2014-2015 Steering Committee


Santa Monica, Calif. — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® has announced its 2014-2015 Steering Committee, the leadership group of the P&E Wing, which researches and recommends solutions for technical, creative and economic issues facing today’s music production professionals. The newly seated Committee, consisting of a diverse array of music engineers, producers and audio professionals, will build upon the significant legacy established by prior Steering Committees and work to identify and evaluate key issues confronting music production professionals, with the goal of finding meaningful solutions and suggestions for the industry moving forward.

The P&E Wing 2014–2015 Steering Committee includes the following music industry professionals: Chuck Ainlay, Carlos Alvarez, Eric Boulanger, Mike Clink, Scott Jacoby, Glenn Lorbecki, Bob Ludwig, Harvey Mason Jr., Ann Mincieli and Phil Nicolo. Mike Clink and Chuck Ainlay will retain their positions as Co-Chairs, leading the committee as the P&E Wing continues to advocate for excellence in sound recording, audio technologies, education in the recording arts, and the rights of music creators overall.

“The role of the Steering Committee is to set our agenda for each year by identifying and prioritizing the initiatives that matter most to our members,” states Maureen Droney, Managing Director of the P&E Wing. “With this group of accomplished individuals we have a collective that encompasses the wide-ranging experience and diverse perspectives that will help us address those initiatives within the changing landscape of the recording industry.”

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Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: (L-R) Scott Jacoby, Phil Nicolo, Glenn Lorbecki, Eric Boulanger, Mike Clink (Steering Committee Co-Chair), Bob Ludwig, Maureen Droney (Managing Director P&E Wing), Carlos Alvarez, Ann Mincieli, and Chuck Ainlay (Steering Committee Co-Chair). Not pictured: Harvey Mason Jr. Photo courtesy of The Recording Academy®. © 2014.

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The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Announces Title Sponsors for GRAMMY® Week Celebration Honoring Nile Rodgers

Partners Pledge Their Support for Annual Celebration Highlighting Sound Quality and Honoring Rodgers’ Career

Santa Monica, Calif. — A group of Title Sponsors has been announced for the eighth annual GRAMMY® Week event hosted by The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, this year honoring three-time GRAMMY winner Nile Rodgers for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music.

The list of Title Sponsors currently includes AVID, BMI, DTS, ELS Studio Premium Audio® – Powered by Panasonic, HARMAN Professional brands AKG®, dbx®, JBL® Professional and Lexicon®, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Louisiana Entertainment, Music Marketing, PMC Ltd. and Shure.

Industry luminaries Michael Ostin and Cameron Strang will serve as honorary co-chairs for the event, to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles. GRAMMY Week culminates with the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards®on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. For updates and breaking news, please visit www.grammy.com, and The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

“Not only is this annual event a highlight of the P&E Wing’s yearly itinerary but it also officially kicks off the beginning of GRAMMY Week,” said Maureen Droney, P&E Wing Managing Director. “This year’s multi-talented honoree Nile Rodgers is legendary as a performer, a producer and an advocate for sound quality and music professionals, and we are extremely excited to celebrate his career at our signature event. To that, we’d like to recognize our Title Sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible and we are enormously grateful for their support in helping us to host this special evening.”

As the Producers & Engineers Wing 2015 honoree, Rodgers joins an impressive list of past honorees: Chris Blackwell; T Bone Burnett; Tom Dowd; Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun; Jimmy Iovine; Quincy Jones; Arif Mardin; Al Schmitt; Jerry Wexler; and Neil Young.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

Currently more than 6,000 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.

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“Staying Current,” Waves’ Second Episode of Everything Audio (Live from YouTube Space L.A.), Is Set for January 9th


Following the success of their debut episode, Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, will premiere the second episode of Everything Audio on January 9, 2015. This time, the show will focus on how to stay current in the music industry, and include perspectives from a panel of guests including producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin), copyright/assets holder Janie Hendrix (President and CEO of Hendrix Experience, LLC), and legendary bass player Larry Graham (Graham Central Station, Sly and the Family Stone), who pioneered the “slap” funk technique and has led a productive musical career for more than five decades.

Kramer will be speaking about his work with Hendrix, about keeping the legacy of his music alive today and about the EMMY® Award-winning documentary Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’. Host and audio engineer Dave Hampton (Miles Davis, Prince) will also discuss his work with Miles Davis LLC, touching on the finer points of remastering to deliver classic recordings with today’s technology and sonic standards. Iconic producer/engineer Jack Joseph Puig (Lady Gaga, U2) will report from the CES show in Las Vegas, an event representing the forefront of current technologies in consumer electronics and beyond.

During the second episode of Everything Audio, there will be a live Q&A session where viewers can send in their questions at any time using the hashtag #EverythingAudio on Twitter or Facebook. After the show, Hampton and Kramer will stay around to take additional questions from the audience.

All viewers who tune in to the live broadcast will be able to receive a free copy of the Eddie Kramer Guitar Channel plugin from the Waves Eddie Kramer Signature Series (details to be given out during broadcast), while one lucky viewer will win a free mix session from Eddie Kramer himself.

Everything Audio – Episode 2: “Staying Current”
Friday, January 9, 2015 from 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM GMT

To sign up: http://www.waves.com/everything-audio

Video: http://youtu.be/8him8__TIPs

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Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers Help The Rock Miami Church Get Great Sound Right from the Start


Newly opened worship center had its sound system design integrated into the architectural planning

Framingham, Massachusetts – Many houses of worship install speaker systems with coverage patterns that do not match the room’s seating areas and put excess energy on the walls. But The Rock Miami church – founded in 1974 in the southwest area of Miami-Dade County, FL – got it right from the start. The church knew that achieving good sound requires including audio system design right from the beginning, during architectural planning and design stages. When the planning began for its new worship center, Pensacola, FL-based consultants Walthall & Associates focused on keeping the sound system as an integral part of the overall design process. To assure that the sound would be excellent, they specified a RoomMatch® loudspeaker system from Bose® Professional.

As installed by AV systems integrator Pro Sound & Video, The Rock Miami’s new sound system for its new 900-seat space consists of two main left-right arrays consisting of two RM12020 modules and an RM9020 module each. Three RM9020 modules are deployed as delay speakers about halfway down the house, left, center and right, near the FOH position. All speakers are powered by six Bose PowerMatch® amplifiers and controlled by Bose ControlSpace® DSP.

“Brother, this system is amazing,” comments Roman Benedit, the Technical Director for the church, who also oversees its three-camera video system and the live-streaming of its Sunday services. “Our worship music covers a wide range, from quiet acoustic guitars to pretty loud rock bands. The RoomMatch system handles all of it well.”

Benedit credits the consultants for keeping the sound system on a par with other considerations during the extended period the new worship facility took to design and build. “We wanted to pay attention to the quality of the sound early on, because good sound in a church is critical for getting the message across,” he explains. But as important was the choice of sound system. “The RoomMatch system is excellent at keeping the sound energy off the walls and on the audience, which provides excellent intelligibility for speech while at the same time keeping the music warm and natural sounding. Churches can make a smart choice by addressing their sound system needs as early in the design process as they can, and they can make a smart decision by choosing Bose RoomMatch loudspeakers for their system.”

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The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Holds “Lost In Transaction” Panel Event at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville


Hosted by the Nashville Chapter of The Recording Academy®, “Lost In Transaction” Focuses on Business, Economic and Financial Aspects of the Music Production Environment

Santa Monica, Calif — On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, the Producers & Engineers Wing® of The Recording Academy®, in conjunction with The Recording Academy Nashville Chapter, hosted “Lost In Transaction,” a panel discussion that focused on the increasingly complex and intricate landscape that the music industry has become for artists, record producers and recording engineers. The event was held in the evening at Ocean Way Studios in the heart of Nashville’s Music Row district. An audience of nearly 100 Recording Academy members and others gathered in the facility’s Studio A — once the soaring sanctuary of a church — to hear a trio of panelists uniquely qualified to parse the complicated business environment that the music industry has become.

Attorney Elizabeth Gregory has handled contractual matters for record labels, producers, songwriters and major- and indie-label artists, as well as licensing for a number of leading law firms in Los Angeles and Nashville, and in 2001 launched her own boutique practice in Nashville specializing in representation for artists, producers, songwriters, independent labels and publishers.

Entrepreneur and author Jay Frank is the Owner and CEO of DigSin, a singles-focused music company that leverages platforms including social networks and analytics to expose artists to a wider audience, and formerly Senior Vice President of Music Strategy for CMT and Vice President of Music Programming and Label Relations for Yahoo! Music.

Joe D’Ambrosio heads talent management company Joe D’Ambrosio Management, Inc., whose roster includes GRAMMY®-winning producers Tony Visconti, Hugh Padgham, Kevin Killen, Jay Newland, Frank Filipetti, Elliot Scheiner and Lawrence Manchester, as well as mixer Joe Zook, arrangers Rob Mounsey and Larry Gold, sound designer Nathaniel Hare and many others. Before founding his company, Joe was the personal manager of the late producer and 14-time GRAMMY Award-winner Phil Ramone.

The panel was moderated by Dan Daley, a leading and respected journalist and author who covers the business of entertainment technology globally for publications including Billboard, Resolution, Sound on Sound, the London Daily Telegraph, Fast Company and Wired. He also moderated the first “Lost In Transaction” event hosted by P&E Wing and Nashville Chapter in 2013.

Daley opened the event, briefly but comprehensively recounting the immense transition that producers’ business models have undergone, from simply a portion of an artist’s retail points when CDs were king, to a growing variety of diverse sources, including downloads, streaming and publishing, each with its own potential upsides and disadvantages. “They don’t all add up to what they used to,” said D’Ambrosio. The conversation then went on to cover the decline of download sales and the rise of streaming, the pros and cons of producer-owned studios, the benefits and drawbacks of taking more guaranteed compensation upfront versus counting on more royalty participation on the back end, how stems and music-minus tracks have taken on new importance (and potential for abuse), and the enhanced role that data plays in music production and marketing today. A spirited Q&A with the audience took place after the panel discussion, and questions ranged from how companies like Spotify and Pandora are changing the fabric of the music business to how much Nashville’s music industry has changed as a result of all of these forces.

“‘Lost In Transaction’ has become a highly anticipated event for both the Producers & Engineers Wing and The Recording Academy Nashville Chapter,” stated Maureen Droney, Managing Director of the P&E Wing. “It covers an often overlooked but critical aspect of music production, which is the business of music production. We all love the technical aspects of making music, and our passion for music itself has never been stronger. But without a firm understanding of the how our industry is changing around us, our ability to continue to make music for a living becomes imperiled. ‘Lost in Transaction” is how we keep our members aware of how the music business is changing.”

Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: Shannon Sanders, Nashville P&E Wing Committee Co-Chair; panelist Joe D’Ambrosio, talent management company head; Julian King, Nashville P&E Wing Committee Co-Chair; panelist and attorney Elizabeth Gregory; panelist Jay Frank, entrepreneur and author and Owner/CEO of DigSin; moderator Dan Daley; and Jeff Balding, President of The Reco

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Waves Audio to Offer WavesLive Mixing Master Classes at Soundcheck Nashville

Waves Audio, the leading provider of audio DSP solutions for the professional, live sound, broadcast and consumer electronics markets, will be holding a two-day WavesLive master class event at Soundcheck Nashville, January 12 and 13, 2015.

The master classes will feature top live sound engineers Sean “Sully” Sullivan (Beck, Norah Jones), Pete Keppler (Nine Inch Nails, Katy Perry), Zito (OneRepublic, Backstreet Boys), and Stephen Bailey (Matt Redman, Rend Collective), as well as post-production mixing engineer Jeremiah Clever (Elevation Church). The presenters will show how to integrate Waves plugins into live mixing consoles, offer an up-close look at plugin “problem-solvers,” and demonstrate how they use Waves plugins in their live and studio mixing sessions.

Each day’s presentations and workshops will be followed by an open Q&A session. Waves product specialists Luke Smith, Johnny Mann and Noam Raz will also be on hand to provide in-depth information on Waves plugins and their integration into live systems using the Waves MultiRack application.

Soundcheck – Studio B
750 Cowan St.
Nashville, TN 37207

Each day will have a different focus and may be attended separately:

January 12, 12pm–5pm: Waves Solutions for Houses of Worship

The DiGiGrid Product Line: Overview and Demos
Mixing with Plugins Workshops:
Using Waves Tools for Post-Production at Elevation Church (presented by post-production mixing engineer Jeremiah Clever)
Mixing Matt Redman (presented by FOH engineer Stephen Bailey)
Mixing Katy Perry (presented by FOH engineer Pete Keppler)
Speech Intelligibility in the Studio and Live (panel with Pete Keppler, Jeremiah Clever, and Steven Bailey).

January 13, 10am–2pm: Waves Solutions for Live Sound

WavesLive Solutions: Overview and Demos
The SoundGrid Audio Network
Mixing with Plugins Workshops:
Mixing Katy Perry (presented by FOH engineer Pete Keppler)
Mixing Norah Jones & Beck (presented by FOH engineer Sean “Sully” Sullivan)
Mixing OneRepublic (presented by FOH engineer Zito)
Loudness (panel with Pete Keppler, Sean “Sully” Sullivan and Zito)

To sign up and for questions about the WavesLive Mixing Master Classes in Nashville, contact WavesLive at the Event Page.

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Billy Bush Uses DiGiGrid DLS to Enhance Networking and Processing Power


Renowned producer/engineer Billy Bush (Garbage, Jake Bugg, The Naked and Famous, Neon Trees) uses the DiGiGrid DLS audio interface to enhance networking capabilities and significantly increase processing power.

DiGiGrid DLS (a collaboration between Waves Audio and DiGiCo) is an all-in-one processing and networking hub that bridges Pro Tools and the SoundGrid® system. With its built-in SoundGrid DSP server, network switch, and two DigiLink ports providing as many as 64 digital inputs and outputs, DiGiGrid DLS gives users more processing power and lets them take full advantage of their existing Pro Tools system. By providing full plugin integration inside users’ DAWs, DiGiGrid DLS lets users track, monitor and mix while running hundreds of SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins in real time—all with an incredibly low latency of only 0.8 milliseconds.

Bush says, “Since I moved to the HDX system I’ve been missing the ability to record while monitoring with some of my favorite effect plugins. I’ve always believed that a DSP server-based architecture is the way to go when you are recording into a plugin-heavy session. DiGiGrid DLS helps me create an interesting sound that people can react and play to. Even though I’m using the latest Mac Pro and an HDX-2 system, I’m always looking for more processing power. Being able to put AUX plugins on the DLS, particularly the stereo buss plugin processing, helps me control the overall latency. I also really love the StudioRack plugin—it’s great to be able to have my channel strips dialed in and ready to go with one click!”

On the advantages of using the DLS for networking, Bush says, “As much as I love the DSP power of the DLS, the one thing I was truly surprised about was the system’s networking ability. Since we have multiple computers running a number of different DAWs at any given time, being able to route them via Ethernet through the DLS to the main Pro Tools session is such a timesaver. No more USB keys or emailing a WAV—I can instantly open up eight channels from one system, and we can audition what is happening on another rig right in the session.”

Bush adds, “We are also really excited to try it out in the live setting. Being able to use live the same plugin presets and chains that we have in the studio will be such a timesaver. It’s great when there is something from the studio we can incorporate into the live show: this way we can make the show better and bring it closer to what we experience sonically in the studio.”

To read more about DiGiGrid DLS go to: http://www.digigrid.net/portfolio/dls/.

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