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“Introduction to AV Networking” Session Set for Wednesday, December 17, in Los Angeles

This free session, focusing on hand-on workshops using Dante™ technology, will offer attendees a Dante Virtual Soundcard license and three InfoComm Renewal Units

Industry event receives support from leading audio companies Audinate®, Bose® Professional, Attero Tech®, Audio-Technica, Digital Audio Labs, Shure®, and Focusrite®

Framingham, MA – Audinate® and Bose® Professional are gearing up for their next session of the AV Networking Roadshow – focusing on Dante™ technology – taking place at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 17, 9:00AM-4:30PM. The event, titled “Introduction to AV Networking,” is a free, one-day session sponsored by Bose Professional and Audinate, with support from Attero Tech®, Audio-Technica, Digital Audio Labs, Shure® and Focusrite®. The session continues the AV Networking Roadshow series, which has so far included events in Dubai and New York City.

Dante, created by Audinate, is the leading audio-over-IP networking solution. It offers virtually perfect synchronization, ultra-low deterministic latency and plug-and-play configuration management. Dante’s real-time streaming is suitable for live broadcast, commercial installation, live sound, public address, intercoms and transportation communications deployments.

Intended for AV and IT professionals who have a novice or intermediate understanding of AV networking, these sessions expose attendees to the current state of audio networking and control for AV systems, emerging technologies and trends in AV networking. The instructor-led training uses a variety of components from Bose and other participating manufacturers, and provides an opportunity to learn audio networking theory, design and implementation through interactive, hands-on sessions using Dante audio networking technology.

Presenters include Bernie Farkus of Audinate and Darryl Bryans and Trevor Donarski of Bose Corporation. The session is eligible for three Renewal Units for InfoComm certification holders.

Attention will be paid to the following topics:
• Connecting devices and routing audio over a Dante™ network
• Network switch configuration for various applications
• Working with IT managers to define network requirements
• Basic network troubleshooting

This is an all-day session with lunch provided, and does not require a fee to attend. Immediately following the session will be a reception hosted by the sponsors, providing the opportunity to ask additional questions and network. All participants will also receive a free Dante Virtual Soundcard license for attending. It is limited to 80 attendees, and you can register for the course at the following link: http://bit.ly/1FJK5YP

Darryl Bryans, Product Line Manager, DSP, Bose Professional, stated, “The AV Networking Roadshow is a great way to quickly come up to speed on the latest information regarding audio networking and to get some hands-on experience using Dante audio networking technology and a variety of products. We’re pleased to be working together with Audinate and the other participating manufacturers to offer these sessions. By the end of the day, participants should be able to confidently implement and install a Dante enabled system.” ”

As the market leader in media networking, Audinate believes that one of the ways people can fully appreciate just how easy Dante is to install, integrate and use is to support our OEM partners in educating their customers,” says Ervin Grinberg, Director of Marketing, Audinate. “Dante is the most requested networking technology, and we are pleased to showcase the benefits regionally to present this hands-on, comprehensive, well thought-out program.”

Future AV Networking Roadshow events are being scheduled for Chicago, Germany, Japan and the U.K.

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Waves Audio to Present Waves SoundGrid® at the Resolution Magazine Audio Networking Forum

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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, is presenting Waves SoundGrid® at the Resolution Magazine Audio Networking Forum, taking place on 12 December 2014 at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London, UK. The Audio Networking Forum brings together technology experts, operators and industry professionals involved in audio networking for broadcast, post-production, live sound and music production. Each year, the Forum serves as an essential crash course on the capabilities of audio networking today.

Waves’ main presentation at the 2014 Forum will be delivered by Gil Wasserman, Director of the Live Division at Waves Audio and Senior Product Manager of the SoundGrid project for the past six years. Since joining Waves Audio in 1998, Wasserman has also been product manager for Waves MaxxBCL and other non-plugin Waves products, and has served as Waves’ Marketing Director for two years. In his presentation, “SoundGrid: From the Studio to the Stage and Back Again,” Wasserman will elaborate on how networking is all about increasing efficiencies, saving money and speeding workflows, and will show how SoundGrid is employed regularly at high-profile live music events with project transfers directly to and from the recording studio.

Wasserman says, “Waves is delighted to have this opportunity to convey the benefits of SoundGrid. I will focus on how SoundGrid combines networking with audio processing, demonstrate the ease of SoundGrid’s user-oriented networking, and share user stories.”

To read more, please visit http://www.waves.com/soundgrid-systems.

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Global Harvest Church Gets the Right AV and Lighting Systems with Help from GC Pro

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— GC Pro shows the value of relationships as it helps Global Harvest Church move to its new space with the right technology, installation and service —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — As churches expand, break off, or move into new spaces, they often need help finding the right mix of AV technology to let them get off the ground as successfully as possible. That’s exactly what Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, was able to do for the new Global Harvest Church, in Carrollton, Texas, earlier this year.

For years, Global Harvest Church shared worship spaces with the New Song Church, also in Carrollton, but more recently members of the existing congregation sought to express their own worship style with their own separate worship facility. New Song Church has been a long-time customer of GC Pro, which had sourced audio and video products for the church in the past. Thus, the founders of Global Harvest Church became familiar with GC Pro’s vast inventory, competitive pricing and extensive knowledge of the entire AV spectrum of technology, and in particular with GC Pro’s Affiliate Program, which pairs clients who need AV installation/integration services with vendors with specific capabilities to fit those needs. In this case, the nascent church’s leadership approached GC Pro’s Dallas office with their plan, and GC Pro stepped up to help them accomplish this smoothly.

Beginning a year ago, GC Pro Senior Account Manager Jeffrey McDaniel began coordinating between the church and Omnicoustics, a local AV integration company that is a member of the GC Pro Affiliates Program. As plans with the new church’s architects began to come together, GC Pro and Omnicoustics owner Adrian Gamez developed AV systems designs that would perfectly integrate into the church’s physical architecture. These include a sound system featuring a DB Technologies DVA T4 powered line array, two DB DVA-S20DP Dual 18-inch powered subwoofers, a Symetrix SymNet® Open Architecture Dante® Scalable DSP processor, and Sennheiser handheld wireless microphone and in-ear monitor systems. Video components include a Blackmagic Designs router and SDI converters and Panasonic cameras, and three Apple iMac Quad Core computers, as well as lighting components from Chauvet.

“We’d had a lot of time to get to know them,” McDaniel says of the founders of the new church. “And they knew us from all the work we had done together at New Song over the years. We knew each other as people as well as professionals, and that makes a huge difference, especially in the house-of-worship category, where trust in who you’re dealing with is everything.”

The choice of Omnicoustics proved to be a good one for the church. Company owner Adrian Gamez recalls that the church, which has a fairly low ceiling, specifically wanted a line array sound system. “That’s usually not a good combination,” says Gamez, who analyzed the space using EASE software and determined that the DB Technologies T4 line array would be a good solution. “GC Pro sourced that for us, as well as all the other equipment and products we needed,” he says. “There’s a good balance between what we do and what GC Pro is best at that really delivers a great end result for the client.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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Audio-Technica Names Millar Electronics New Rep Firm for Southeastern U.S.

STOW, OH — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, appoints Apex, North Carolina-based Millar Electronics as its new manufacturer’s rep firm for the southeastern U.S., including the region encompassing Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
In existence since 1924, Millar Electronics specializes in the pro audio and A/V integration industries. The announcement was made by David Marsh, Audio-Technica Director of Sales, Professional Markets, and signifies A-T’s continued emphasis on growth in all markets, particularly installed sound.

Millar Electronics Principal Herman Civils (Outside Sales, NC/SC Region) will be joined in representing A-T by team members Pete Petty (Outside Sales, NC/TN Region), Bryan Civils (Outside Sales, NC/SC Region), Jerry Silhavy (Outside Sales, GA Region), Jack McGehee (Outside Sales, AL/MS/West TN Region), Linda Crofton (Inside Sales) and John Herr (Product Support). A-T is the latest addition to Millar’s brand roster, which also includes such lauded manufacturers as Community Pro, Fulcrum Acoustic, InFocus, König & Meyer, Lowell Manufacturing and Symetrix.

“As we continue to pursue growth in all areas, the installed sound market has grown into a major point of focus for our company,” stated David Marsh. “We have been a leader in product introductions for this sector, with innovations including UniPoint and our Engineered Sound® Series, and the first wired Dante™ boundary microphone, as examples, so we need to make certain that we are partnered with the best rep firms with roots in both installed sound and retail. Millar Electronics embodies this trait, and we look forward to a fruitful relationship with their team.”

Herman Civils added, “Millar Electronics is proud to add Audio-Technica to the roster of brands we represent. We like to partner with the best the industry has to offer, and Audo-Technica’s reputation speaks for itself. We believe that collaboration and support flowing between manufacturer, rep and vendor are critical for the success of all three, and we look forward to fostering this line of communication moving forward.”

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State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, Updates Audio Systems with the Help of GC Pro

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — The nearly century-old venue State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, opened its doors in 1936 but closed down in 1988. Luckily, it later underwent a multi-million-dollar restoration and renovation that both buffed up its Art Deco design elements and added modern sound and lights with a 20-foot video screen, turning it into one of the leading live music venues in the region, sporting a wide-open dance floor and 200 seats in the restored balconies. The State Theatre just got another upgrade, this one to its audio and lighting systems, with all components sourced through Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users.

The new audio and lighting components include an RCF dual-hang line array sound system, managed by a dbx DriveRack 4800 speaker processor and mixed through an Avid SC48 VENUE digital FOH console. There is also a new High End Systems Road Hog 4 lighting control console and 16 new Chauvet LED and PAR lighting fixtures. All of these components were installed by Koko Brothers Entertainment, a proud member of the GC Pro Affiliate Program.

“That’s one of the things we love about working with GC Pro — any product we think we might need on a job, GC Pro will always be able to get it for us,” says Angelo Kokkinakos, who with his brother Lou owns and operates Koko Brothers Entertainment. The Baltimore-based firm is one of an elite group of approved vendors in the GC Pro Affiliate Program, which includes a growing number of award-winning companies and individuals who specialize in key areas of professional audio systems design, integration and installation.

“There were a couple of challenges,” says Angelo Kokkinakos. “It’s an old, landmarked building, so there’s not much you can do from an acoustics point of view, because the historical nature of the interior must be maintained. The owner” — Thomas Carter, who with a partner bought the State Theatre and brought it back to life — “wanted better sound. What had been in there was a ground-stacked system, which was good, but the coverage was uneven; it needed a number of under-balcony fills to make it work. Working with Jonah [Joffe, GC Pro Account Manager based at the Washington, D.C.-area office], we determined that a flown line array would be the best choice.”

“When we explored the different options and prices [for the P.A. system], the RCF came up as the right solution for the job,” says Angelo. “And once we had it installed, it really exceeded our high expectations. And that’s what I mean about working with GC Pro: whatever we might ask for, they’ll always tell us, ‘No problem! We can get that!’ And if something comes up in the middle of the project, like it did here when we discovered that the crawl space between the FOH position and the stage was longer than the snake we had specified, no problem — GC Pro and Whirlwind worked together to get us the items we needed to modify the snake.”

On working with GC Pro, Angelo notes, ““It’s a great partnership,” says Angelo Kokkinakos. “Every project has turned out exactly the way it’s supposed to. Clients love that!”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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GC Pro Appoints Adam Riley Marketing Manager

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— Newly created position further emphasizes ongoing expansion of GC Pro —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the appointment of Adam Riley to the newly created position of Marketing Manager, GC Pro. The announcement was made by GC Pro Vice President Rick Plushner and reflects the division’s ongoing growth and expansion within the Professional Audio, Live Sound, House-Of-Worship, Education and Installed Sound market sectors.

In his new position, Riley will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing plan to increase overall brand visibility by utilizing new, progressive marketing tools with a special focus on web, print, social media and event-based initiatives.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Riley has always had a passion for music and arts. He began playing guitar at age nine and went on to perform at live events within the Saint Louis and Midwest region. After graduating college with a degree in art and media design from Jefferson College, Missouri, Riley worked as a multimedia designer and web developer, and eventually moved into the role of Creative Director within the power sports industry. Wanting to further his education and hone his skills in marketing, Riley eventually went back to college to receive a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications, along with another minor in Interactive media, from Webster University of Saint Louis. During that time he took on the role of Regional Marketing Director, working client-side for the Surdyke Family of Dealerships, a privately owned business within the power sports industry.

Commenting on the appointment, Rick Plushner stated, “Adam is a welcome addition to GC Pro, and his strengths dovetail nicely with the rest of the team. This is an exciting time to be in the business, as the entire marketing paradigm is changing, and we are looking forward to Adam bringing his unique perspective and skill set to our group. His involvement will be extremely beneficial to the long term growth and expansion of GC Pro.”

“My longing to live on the west coast and in an urban environment with a vast amount of culture and creativity have led me to working for GC Pro, and I couldn’t be happier,” stated Adam Riley. “Coming aboard GC Pro was the perfect opportunity to utilize my creative skills, while helping to build the brand and its media communications. I’m looking forward to working with the company as we plot our course to maximize our offerings to the marketplace while assisting our vendors and end users alike.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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GC Pro Provides A/V and Lighting Components for Perry, Georgia’s New Hope Baptist Church

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— GC Pro acts as a one-stop shop for church’s AVL needs, including systems design and integration, readying the facility for a new generation of worshipers —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, — The New Hope Baptist Church of Perry, Georgia, intimately understands the need for AV technology for communicating its message. But like many churches, New Hope needed help figuring out what would best suit its needs. That’s where Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, came into the picture. GC Pro account manager Brad Lyons met with the church’s leaders and offered a turnkey solution that comprehensively addressed audio, video and lighting in a single package.

GC Pro brought in one of its Affiliate Program members, locally-based Commercial Sound and Video, to implement all of these integrated solutions. They included a single-point line JBL VRX932 line array above the church’s front area with JBL CBT70J side-fills on each side. Three JBL PRX718XLF self-powered subwoofers were cut into the stage and installed. The choir monitor is a single JBL CTB70J1 line array cabinet behind the VRX line array. This is all powered by nine Crown XTI2002, XTI4002 and XLS1500 power amps. A new 32-channel Soundcraft Expression console with a 32×8 stage box is connected via CAT5.

“The best feature is we put this on a wireless network, allowing control from the floor and on-stage with an iPad, especially useful considering the booth is a room in the upstairs back corner part of the sanctuary,” explains Lyons. “Another huge feature was being able to program the console and lock-out controls for the volunteer team so that they have perfect sound every week.”

For video, two new Panasonic PTDW640 projectors now illuminate a pair of new 12-foot-wide Da-Lite screens. A newly installed Blackmagic ATEM1/ME video switcher has become the centerpiece of the entire facility. “We re-purposed an old projector and screen to be used as a rear-wall confidence monitor,” Lyons explains. “The Blackmagic allows us to send independent video sources to the two front screens as well as the rear-screen. This has really increased the effectiveness of the church’s video system.” In addition, a new Blonder Tongue QME Modulator allows them to distribute live video and audio to previously installed televisions in the foyer, kitchen, pastor’s office, treasurer’s office, fellowship hall and other overflow areas. A new lighting package consists of two Chauvet Ovation 165w LED fresnels and a Chauvet Ovation 190 ellipsoidal that now provide a dramatic improvement to lighting the pulpit.

What really made the difference for New Hope Baptist Church was how GC Pro was able to offer a comprehensive solutions approach for all of the church’s AVL needs. “The great thing is that Brad [Lyons] speaks their language,” says Nathan Miller, owner of Commercial Sound and Video. “Churches aren’t residential or commercial — they are their own category and have unique needs and requirements. GC Pro understands that, and that’s why they’ve been so successful in this category. We ‘get’ what churches need. And only GC Pro is positioned, through its sales, inventory, sourcing and integration resources, to provide that kind of service.”

Willie Williams, long-time member and project manager for New Hope, went on to say, “We couldn’t be more pleased with the upgrade investment our church has made. In fact, we continue to receive compliments on just how much better everything looks and sounds. There are a few more projects we need to tackle, but we are happy and excited to be working on these projects with both GC Pro and Commercial Sound and Video.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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High Resolution Technologies Introduces Its Nano Series dSp and i-dSp for Improved Sound from Mobile Devices

Burlingame, CA – At AnDevCon 2015, High Resolution Technologies (HRT) is introducing its nano series dSp and i-dSp digital sound processors, two accessories that provide significantly improved headphone sound quality for smartphones, tablets, and portable devices.
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The High Resolution Technologies nano series dSp and i-dSp are on exhibit at AnDevCon at the Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, CA in the Grand Peninsula Ballroom during the show.

The HRT dSp (SRP: $69.99) works with Android and other devices, and the i-dSp (SRP: $69.99) works with Lightning connector-equipped Apple products including iPhone 5 and 6, iPod touch and current iPad models. Both ultra-compact models incorporate proprietary digital Sound processing and a high-performance headphone amplifier.

The nano series is designed for those who use their phones, tablets, laptops and other portable devices as their primary listening and viewing platforms and who seek the best-possible headphone experience for music, video and gaming with improved resolution, spatiality, dynamics and heightened realism.

The HRT dSp and i-dSp are compatible with all audio formats supported by portable devices running Android, Windows, Apple iOS and OSX, thanks to their UAC (USB Audio Class) interface. The dSp and i-dSp require extremely low power consumption and offer extended playing times and plug-and-play connectivity. Both models support all audio formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC, PCM, Apple and Windows lossless and all streaming audio and video formats. Both models are firmware-upgradeable to accommodate future updates.

Ideal for use with a wide range of headphones, the nano series dSp and i-dSp draw from HRT’s pioneering R & D in the USB audio accessories category and decades of involvement in high-end audio. Both models incorporate high-performance microelectronics and proprietary digital Sound processing software to deliver the very best listening experience possible from any headphones. With its included adapter cable the dSp can also be used as an outboard digital Sound processor with desktop and notebook computers.

The High Resolution Technologies dSp and i-dSp will be available in January 2015.

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Bose® Expands RoomMatch® Utility Loudspeaker Offerings

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Company adds three small-format loudspeakers to its RoomMatch® Utility series, all featuring RoomMatch® array modules’ mid/high sonic character, for high-quality foreground music, under-balcony, zone-fill and vocal-range floor monitor applications

Framingham, MA – Bose® Professional announces three new RoomMatch® Utility (RMU) loudspeaker models: the RMU206, RMU108 and RMU105, joining the RMU208 small-format sound-reinforcement loudspeaker in the series. Featuring RoomMatch® array modules’ mid/high sonic character, these RMU models are designed either to complement a RoomMatch full-range array installation or to be used on their own for high-quality foreground music, under-balcony, zone-fill and vocal-range floor monitor applications in performing arts centers, civic auditoriums, houses of worship, secondary education and college auditoriums, dance clubs, retail, hospitality and more. Now consisting of four models (available in black or white), the RoomMatch Utility series ranges in size from double 8-inch woofers to single 5-inch woofer designs, allowing optimal, consistent coverage for almost any venue size.

RoomMatch Utility loudspeakers include the same Bose EMB2 compression drivers as RoomMatch full-range array modules, rather than the small dome tweeters or compression drivers found in conventional zone-fill loudspeakers (which can tend to provide significant harmonic distortion and reduced vocal clarity). The Bose EMB2 compression driver features a 2-inch titanium diaphragm and patented phase plug to reduce distortion and allow the use of a lower crossover frequency to improve vocal clarity, even at highest foreground-music levels. The RMU models’ implementation of the EMB2 drivers helps ensure consistent, high-quality sound throughout venues that require multiple sizes of loudspeakers, while saving installation time and expense by simplifying the equalization process.

The new RoomMatch Utility series models include the following:

The RMU206, which is optimized for under-balcony fill applications with a unique angled baffle enclosure design to minimize the projected height for typical under-balcony and low-ceiling, zone-fill applications. Two 6-inch woofers provide good LF response while the 120° x 60° high-frequency waveguide provides wide coverage and may be rotated for flexible coverage options. The RMU108, which is the most versatile RoomMatch Utility model with a blend of compact size, excellent sound quality, and flexible mounting options.

The RMU108 is similar to the RMU208 but with a single woofer, sharing the multi-angle enclosure profile and high-frequency waveguide. One 8-inch woofer provides good LF response while the 90° x 60° high-frequency waveguide provides high-output level, controlled coverage and may be rotated. The RMU108 models adds additional inserts to the enclosure bottom to allow mounting optional stand adapters or wall brackets.

The RMU105, which is the most compact RoomMatch Utility model and is intended for use in high-quality background music and zone-fill applications that require excellent audio, minimal physical size, and high design aesthetics. The RMU105 is one of the smallest loudspeakers to use a compression driver, rather than dome tweeter, for exceptional output-to-size ratio. A single 5-inch woofer provides vocal-range output and a 100° x 100° high-frequency horn provides consistent coverage with either vertical or horizontal mounting.

These models join the RMU208, which is the highest output model of the RoomMatch Utility series and is intended for use in high-quality foreground music, under-balcony and zone-fill applications. Additionally, the multi-angle enclosure allows use in vocal-range floor monitor applications. Two 8-inch woofers provide extended LF response while the 90° x 60° high-frequency waveguide provides high-output level, controlled coverage and may be rotated for flexible horizontal or vertical mounting.

Alan Shirley, Product Line Manager, Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers, stated, “Bose Professional is excited about extending the sound quality of large-format RoomMatch arrays to attractive point-source loudspeakers for smaller spaces. Breaking the paradigm used by similar products in this class, the full RoomMatch Utility line brings a unique combination of high output, consistent tonal balance across models, and aesthetics to stand-out installations.”

The RMU208 is currently available, and the RMU206, RMU108 and RMU105 will be available January 2015.

Please visit http://pro.bose.com for more information.

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FOH Engineer Paul Ramsay Uses Waves MultiRack and Waves Plugins on Kasabian’s Current Tour

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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Renowned live FOH engineer Paul Ramsay (known for his work with such artists as The Who, Annie Lennox and Skunk Anansie) uses Waves MultiRack, Waves Extreme Servers, and Waves plugins on English rock act Kasabian’s current tour.

Ramsay notes, “I started working with Waves plugins on Roger Daltrey’s solo 2011 U.S. tour. I had a DiGiCo SD7 with a pair of Waves SoundGrid servers. It all went really well, and I was very happy with the results. I didn’t take any external outboard like I normally do with a SD7, other than a TC M6000. I’ve been mixing on DiGiCo consoles since the start of 2003, first with the D5, then with the SD7 when that came out. I think they are the best-sounding consoles and by far the best surface to mix on, hands down. The backup is second to none. Now, with integrated Waves plugins, I use no outboard gear at all other than a Lake for system EQ. I used to always carry my trusty rackmounted TC M6000 and TC 2290 along with a selection of valve compressors and high-end outboard EQs, ending up with a large double rack of outboard. Now with Waves, I carry no outboard FX. With the kind support of Waves Live Product Specialist Fabrizio Piazzini, I was introduced to the Waves IR Live, which has enabled me to use the impulse response of the TC M6000 and a bunch of other quality reverb units. I’ve been using Waves IR Live for all my reverbs, using the same favorite programs I would have used on a rackmounted M6000 or Lexicon 960L and sounding just as good, with all the recall in the snapshots for each song.”

Ramsay continues, “My favorite vocal compression plugin is Waves CLA-2A, which gives a good emulation of a nice, smooth compressor—the kind you don’t notice even when it’s working hard. On my main vocals I have the Waves C6 Multiband Compressor, which responds quickly to take out any peak frequencies in the singer’s voice without EQing them out, including when the singer cups the end of the mic capsule and changes the whole sound of the mic. The Waves H-Delay Hybrid Delay sounds great for a quick go-to delay, emulating what I would have used externally with no loss of quality. I use three instances of the H-Delay in total, all recalled on the snapshots for each song, flicking between mono delays and ping-pongs. When Kasabian tour behind an album, we must be able to emulate the album’s effects. On their new album 48.13, there are various distortions on the vocals. Getting a good vocal distortion in a live setting can be tricky though: rack-mounted multi-effects always sound too digital and processed, and stomp boxes are just too saturated for the sound I’m trying to emulate. With Waves, I use the Waves REDD.17 to get a nice, pleasing grit to the vocal without sounding too over the top, and I can just drop this on certain phrases, as required, via a macro on the SD7. I also use the Q10 EQ with the telephone preset and tweak the filters a bit until I have a great-sounding telephone-type vocal.”

Ramsay concludes, “Working with MultiRack and Waves plugins, I can now find an effect or insert to emulate any sound without having to call my sound vendor or bring out a vast array of outboard units in a number of racks. So the artist is happy, I’m happy, and the production manager is happy as he saves on truck space and freighting costs.”

Visit http://www.waveslive.com for more information.

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