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Yellow Hammer Nails It With Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™

- Carl Tatz Design proudly introduces the latest iteration of its TEC Award-winning MixRoom™ concept with film- and game-scoring composer Justin Ray Miller’s stunning new Nashville studio named Yellow Hammer -

Nashville, TN: “Every once in a while we have the opportunity to bump up our game to a new level as experience and technology allows us to. This has been the case with Justin Ray Miller and his Apella Music’s new Yellow Hammer studio,” stated TEC Award-Winning studio designer Carl Tatz. “And now these new performance advantages will trickle down across the board to all our future projects.”

Yellow Hammer is a comprehensive custom Carl Tatz Design (CTD) studio built from the ground up for film- and game-scoring composer/recording engineer Justin Ray Miller on the property of his East Nashville home. Opened in 2014, the studio encompasses a CTD MixRoom™, piano booth, restroom, computer closet and entry foyer. It features the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) driving a Dynaudio Professional M1 monitor/Bryston 4B Pro SST Squared amplification combo that showcases the new Sound Anchor PhantomFocus™ Stand and a new custom application of the Carl Tatz Design Signature Series™ acoustic modules by Auralex – highlighted by the new Axial Mode Absorber Wall™ (AMAW)™ and the MixRoom Acoustic Lens™ system. The tracking room ceiling features the new Parabolic Acoustic Room Expander (PARE)™. And the MixRoom also features a new custom Carl Tatz Edition™ Dual 15-KL800 workstation by Argosy Console.

“I’ve been an audiophile for over a decade, but when I first heard Carl’s PhantomFocus System, I instantly knew that I never truly heard low end until that moment. Being able to hear a full frequency response accurately down to 20 Hz has allowed me to create fuller mixes and appreciate other producers’ work like never before,” states Miller. He goes on to explain, “The stereo imaging of the PhantomFocus System paired with the very powerful Dynaudio Professional M1 monitors and Bryston amplification is the most three-dimensional stereo playback out there. I saw a client recently trying to reach out and touch the sounds coming from the speakers as he listened to the mix we had just completed!”

Tatz states, “Poorly-placed video screens can be problematic for optimum audio imaging, and that’s why we spec large wall-mounted LCD screens for computer displays. However, in Justin’s case, being a film composer and needing multiple screens, we had to come up with a solution to allow for a total of three screens and not compromise the PFS performance. We were able to take Justin’s idea of how he wanted his Doepfer LMK2+ MIDI keyboard controller positioned in the desk and applied a deep-mount screen application for two video monitors with the help of Argosy Console CEO David Atkins and his design team. So successful was this collaboration that Argosy is now offering a new line of workstations inspired by it under the Carl Tatz Edition™ moniker.”

Miller adds, “From the incredible MixRoom to the unique tracking room design, to the best desk a composer could hope to work at, Carl had an eye and ear for what I wanted to accomplish and helped me achieve that within the budget we planned.

Photo Caption 1: Yellow Hammer MixRoom™ featuring the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) driving Dynaudio Professional M1 Monitors and a Bryston 4B SST Squared amplifier and the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ acoustics modules by Auralex®.

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Listen Technologies Provides Comprehensive Resources on Updates to California Building Code Requirements

— CBC guidelines for assistive listening go further than the ADA requirements, and Listen Technologies has gathered and clarified the information for contractors/system integrators and their clients in real-world terms —

— Company creates dedicated pages on its website with current information on recent changes to the CBC and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance —

BLUFFDALE, UT, July 29, 2014 — As part of its ongoing efforts to provide venues, contractors and system integrators with the latest resources, Listen Technologies Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products, has gathered and clarified updated information on the California Building Code (CBC). The state of California relies on the CBC to outline the compliance laws for facilities that serve people with hearing disabilities in California – with more specific guidelines than those offered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The CBC is updated and published every three years, and the most recent revision took effect January 1, 2014. The new guidelines are particularly significant for houses of worship, which are now classified as “assembly areas” by the CBC and are not exempt from the laws for such spaces. In addition, meeting rooms and conference rooms are required to have assistive listening.

“We know that our channel partners and clients are often not aware of changes in compliance and how they affect AV projects,” stated Cory Schaeffer, Listen Technologies VP Business Development Worldwide. “At Listen Technologies we spend a great deal of time and effort to first understand the requirements as they relate to our category of products, then to communicate the changes and guidelines in brief so that they are understood and easy to follow. We hope these resources help the contractors and consultants working in the Golden State to communicate to the venue owners, as the venue owners can be held legally liable. Our approach is to talk about ‘why’ these requirements are in place, explain what is required to become compliant and inform the venue owners of the tax benefits available for becoming compliant. It’s a win-win.”

To access Listen Technologies’ resources regarding the current CBC revisions, please visit http://www.listentech.com/blog/california-building-code-requirements-2014/. General compliance standards outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act can be found at http://www.listentech.com/legislative-compliance/. Additional information regarding training, as well as available courses that fulfill InfoComm CTS renewal credits, can be found by visiting www.listentech.com/loop-training/.

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AES Announces Free Exhibition Registration and Special Hotel Packages for Upcoming 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles

New York, NY, July 29, 2014 – If it’s about audio, it’s at AES!, and registration is now open to attend the biggest audio event of the year – the AES137 Convention in Los Angeles, California. The AES is gearing up to take over the Los Angeles Convention Center, October 9-12, 2014, located in the revitalized L.A. Live entertainment district. From an audio, entertainment and technology market standpoint, Los Angeles has much to draw upon including recording studios, post-production facilities, television and broadcast, film, live sound, international electronic and print media, gaming, tech/web development, and more – all in a city that boasts a large, diverse population of ages and demographics. The top professionals from the Professional Recording, Production, AV and Communications industries will descend upon the Los Angeles Convention Center for three days of exhibits and four days of workshops, technical papers and program content tailored to the current audio and communications landscape.

Registration
Two badge packages are available: the Exhibits-Plus Badge (free) and the All Access Badge.

Exhibits-Plus badges are your free ticket to attending the AES Exhibition – the nation’s largest collection of professional audio manufacturers showing off their latest products and technologies. Additionally, your Exhibits-Plus badge will give you access to Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, Special Events and more. Best of all, Exhibits-Plus badges are completely free! (advance registration required.)

All Access badges are available to anyone looking to take their knowledge and professional career to the next level. AES will once again be the meeting place for the top names in audio engineering to deliver a diverse program of workshops, tutorials, papers and more on the latest developments in professional audio. All Access badge-holders may attend all on-site AES events. (Tickets for tech tours cost extra and can be purchased on-site.)

Hotels
Once again, the AES has made arrangements with several of the best hotels in the area to offer special pricing and reservations for AES attendees. For access to these special rates, visit the AES137 Convention Housing website and check out these exclusive deals available only through the AES. These deals offer the best price accommodations within easy reach of the Los Angeles Convention Center, L.A. Live, and a host of restaurant and entertainment options, and each has been chosen to work with us to accommodate you during your stay.

These reduced-rate rooms will not last long, and attendees can request hotel reservations here or contact the AES Housing Customer Contact Center: Monday through Friday, 9am to 9pm (Eastern Time); 1-800-483-2433 (Toll Free U.S. & Canada); 415-979-2269 (Outside U.S. & Canada); AESHousing@cmrus.com. Books today for best availability!

For further information on the AES137 International Convention, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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Bose® L1® Model II Portable Line Array System Used for “Live from The River Music Hall”

Boston-area 92.5 FM The River’s “Live from The River Music Hall” thrills listeners over the airwaves, and the live audience gets an extra-special treat via the Bose® L1® Model II Portable Line Array System

Framingham, Massachusetts, July 29, 2014 – “Live from The River Music Hall” has been the on-air live-music feature for greater Boston’s WXRV 92.5 FM The River for nearly 20 years. Starting in 1995, the broadcaster has been among the Boston area’s leading independent FM music stations. The feature “Live from The River Music Hall” has brought listeners intimate original performances by some of the best local, regional and national artists, including The Pixies, Steve Earle, Aimee Mann, Neil Finn, The 1975, fun., Passenger, The Hold Steady, Ed Sheeran and others. Shows are recorded in one of three venues: the huge performance space at the station’s studio in Haverhill, MA, where more than half of the live shows take place; the Foundation Room at the Boston House of Blues; or The Sinclair Club in Cambridge. For the past two seasons, artists have been performing through an L1® Model II Portable Line Array System from Bose® Professional Systems – one of the ways in which Bose, based in Framingham, MA, supports live and broadcast music in its own backyard. The system consists of one L1 Model II system with two B1 bass modules.

“The artists who have used the Bose L1 system have absolutely loved playing through it,” says Dennis Carroll, Owner of Dennis Carroll AV in Boston. The firm acts as the media services provider who videotapes each performance and authors a finished video for uploading through the station’s website, making a visual recording of each performance available after the radio broadcast. “The performance space at the radio station is a wonderful place to play, hear and record music — it goes back to the 1940s and ‘50s, when it was used for live studio broadcasts; many performers signed their names on the wall and they’re still visible today, so it has a lot of history.”

Carroll, who worked for Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Steven Tyler as their personal studio assistant from 1998 to 2004, and who was the videographer for the Dalai Lama’s visit to Boston in 2003, says at least two of the artists who have performed there eventually ended up buying their own Bose PAs. “At least one of them literally called me up and said he was going to Guitar Center and getting an L1 system for himself,” Carroll recalls. “The sound of that system and the fact that it has virtually eliminated feedback has made real fans out of many of the artists who have used it. It’s really been great that Bose is willing to support live music on the air with great sound.”

Carroll adds that the station’s L1 systems serve more than the show tapings. He notes, “The station also uses these systems at station events, such as VIP/backstage tents at large concerts they’re sponsoring. And on a personal note, I have used an L1 system in my side gig as a musician. The L1 system is so portable, setup is quick and easy, and it sounds great. It’s perfect for small events but powerful enough to use for just about anything we need it for.”

“Live From The River Music Hall” had 17 shows performed, broadcast and recorded last year, and Carroll says another 25 shows are expected to be produced this season. The show’s popularity online has recently translated into availability on Comcast’s on-demand video service. “We’re looking forward to another awesome-sounding season for the live shows, thanks to Bose,” he says.

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GUITAR CENTER CELEBRATES NEW TIMES SQUARE STORE WITH THE ROOTS LIVE IN CONCERT

Award-winning firm Eight Inc. hired to design GC’s new flagship store location and redefine retail experience for NY consumers.

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Flagship Times Square Store opens Thursday, August 7
Unique state-of-the-art in-store elements include Guitar Center’s The Platinum Club; a Fender-custom shop where craftsmen tailor guitars to unique specifications; a full DJ experiential department; a boutique pedal selection in a stunning 360-degree display; and 28,000 square feet of guitars, drums, keys, DJ, recording, live sound and more
The Roots to celebrate occasion with a special Times Square concert
Grand Opening festivities continue through the weekend with exclusive savings, giveaways, a display featuring Eric Clapton’s iconic “Blackie” Fender Stratocaster and more

Los Angeles, CA (July 23, 2014): Guitar Center has announced the grand opening of the retailer’s brand new store location in world-renowned Times Square, further cementing Guitar Center as the leading force in the industry. The new store is located at 218 W. 44th St. and opens its doors at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014. This opening coincides with another milestone for Guitar Center as the retailer celebrates its 50th anniversary year.

Standing as the 262nd store nationwide, Guitar Center Times Square location is housed in what was the original New York Times building, updated with a modern look by award-winning design firm Eight Inc. (Apple, Nike). True to all Guitar Center stores, the Times Square location will foster a hands-on environment in which customers are encouraged to interact with the wide selection of instruments and a dedicated staff of unparalleled experts.

To commemorate such a momentous occasion, Guitar Center will host a Grand Opening Weekend, kicking off on Thursday night with a performance by hip-hop icons and current Tonight Show house band The Roots, across the street from the new store at the Best Buy Theater. Tickets will be given away at New York-based Guitar Center locations in the days leading up to the event. Locations and times can be found at http://guitarcenter.com/timessquare.

Guitar Center Times Square will feature a number of programs such as in-house lesson facility Guitar Center Studios, free Recording Made Easy classes, in-house rental department, a hands-on electronic music department, and onsite guitar repair service GC Garage. Innovative features unique to this location include a Fender custom shop where craftsmen tailor guitars to unique specifications,a boutique pedal selection in a stunning 360-degree display, and The Platinum Club, which showcases top-of-the-line, high-end luxury guitars.

“Joining the caliber of retailers that have established a presence in Times Square over the years is a huge accomplishment and a statement as to how far the brand has come,” says Mike Pratt, Guitar Center CEO. “By opening a Guitar Center in such a visible, high-traffic area as Times Square, we are able to open more eyes to the inherent joy that comes from playing an instrument. The store is amazing, and we can’t wait to share it with our customers. It’s a proud moment for all of us at Guitar Center.”

“Guitar Center is one of the few brands out there working to inspire people to make music. They are able to survive in a culture that supports creativity and musicianship, just like us,” says Questlove. “New York is where I reside and Times Square is the heartbeat of the city, so to have Guitar Center in the center of it all is an exciting moment for New York musicians.”

Additionally, throughout the weekend the Times Square store will feature exclusive savings, gear giveaways and free events. Eric Clapton’s “Blackie” Fender Stratocaster, purchased by Guitar Center for $959,500 at a Christie’s Auction to raise funds for Crossroads Centre Antigua, will be on display all weekend, and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci will be greeting customers in the store on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Store Address
218 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Store Hours
Mon-Friday 11:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm

About The Roots:
Formed in 1987 in Philadelphia, PA, the legendary Roots Crew consists of Black Thought (MC), Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson (drums), Kamal Gray (electronic keyboards), F. Knuckles (percussion), Captain Kirk Douglas (electronic guitar), Damon Bryson (sousaphone) and James Poyser (electronic keyboard). Having previously released twelve projects, The Roots have become one of the best-known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business, winning four GRAMMYs, including “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up!, “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang in There” (with John Legend) and “Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance” for “Shine.” The ensemble was most recently nominated for “Best Rap Album” for the 2011 release of undun. This brings the band’s GRAMMY nomination count to twelve. Additionally, The Roots have also become the faces of Philly’s “Fourth of July Jam,” an annual concert held during the Fourth of July with the biggest names in music, and “The Roots Picnic,” a yearly star-studded mix of musicians that has become a celebrated institution during awards season. Recently The Roots were named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone and became the official house band on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, where they currently perform every Monday-Friday. The Roots celebrated the release of their 11th album, then you shoot your cousin, in May 2014.

About Guitar Center:
Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment, with more than 262 stores across the U.S. In addition, the Music & Arts division operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students since 1984. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Guitar Center’s historic first-steps to helping people make music. With an unrivaled in-store experience and passionate commitment to making gear easy-to-buy, Guitar Center is all about enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the indescribable joy that comes from playing an instrument. All we sell is the greatest feeling on earth. For more information about Guitar Center, please visit www.guitarcenter.com

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Waves Releases the SoundGrid® Studio System

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, July 23, 2014 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, introduces the Waves SoundGrid® Studio System.

The SoundGrid Studio System is a real-time processing and networking platform that allows users’ DAWs to offload their plugin processing, streamlines and maximizes performance with lightning-fast real-time processing and low-latency monitoring, and integrates seamlessly with all DAWs and SoundGrid-compatible I/Os. This serves any setup, from a single DAW with one SoundGrid I/O, to an entire network of host computers, I/Os, and SoundGrid DSP servers. With its real-time processing and low-latency monitoring, the SoundGrid Studio System can run a nearly unlimited number of plugins, allowing users to track and rehearse with near-zero latency. The SoundGrid Studio System enables users to connect all components through a centralized hub, as well as to connect multiple DAWs using the SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio driver. It is also compliant with SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins and comes with a line of powerful DSP servers that provide unequaled offload capabilities.

Components:
The SoundGrid Studio System includes the SoundGrid Studio Application, which manages the SoundGrid network on a host computer; the eMotion ST mixer, which runs plugins in real time for recording, mixing, and low-latency monitoring while tracking or rehearsing; and StudioRack, which runs plugin chains, saves and loads their presets, and offloads their processing to a SoundGrid DSP server. A SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio driver connects any DAW to the SoundGrid network as a software I/O.

The SoundGrid Studio System and DiGiGrid:
Combined with DiGiGrid I/Os, the SoundGrid Studio System enables users to process plugins in real time, monitor and network with near-zero latency, take advantage of old DigiLink interfaces, and expand their studio by connecting everything and everyone through one central I/O.

Pricing and availability notes:

All DiGiGrid I/O interfaces come with the complete SoundGrid Studio System software. Current owners of DiGiGrid MGB and MGO units can receive the complete SoundGrid Studio System software free of charge. DiGiGrid IOS comes with a $500 (U.S.) voucher for Waves SoundGrid plugins (valid 60 days from licensing; applicable toward non-discounted SoundGrid products).
StudioRack Native is free for Waves plugin owners covered by the Waves Update Plan.
Non-WUP owners: StudioRack SoundGrid + eMotion ST mixer is sold for a U.S. MSRP of $450.

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

View product videos here:

1. Allocating IOs in the SoundGrid Studio Network: http://youtu.be/z8QuKJLDj1Q

2. Move Entire Plugin Chain Presets between DAWs with StudioRack: http://youtu.be/DPOL5piVISM

3. eMotion ST Mixer Quick Tour: http://youtu.be/3Habz4308BQ

4. Introduction to the SoundGrid Studio System: http://youtu.be/9OlSAlWxzd0

5. Introducing StudioRack Plugin Chainer: http://youtu.be/lkCPbNtZepI

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Wharfedale Diamond 10 Series Speakers Bring Hi-Fi Sound Back to School

Hopedale, MA, July 21, 2014 — When students go back to school, they’ll need to study hard – but when they take a break from all the hard work, what better way to unwind than to listen to music? This fall, Wharfedale offers a superb-sounding, affordable alternative to low-fi listening – the rave-reviewed Diamond Series 10.1 and Diamond 10.2 compact loudspeakers.

Whether they want to listen to their favorite playlists or are part of the growing number of vinyl enthusiasts enjoying the inviting sound of records and turntables, students will appreciate the clarity and presence the Wharfedale Diamond Series brings to music listening.

Wharfedale is Britain’s most famous speaker brand – and with good reason. The Diamond 10.1 and 10.2 (SRP: $349 per pair and $449 per pair respectively) are designed to reproduce music with detailed, dynamic and spacious sound. They employ premium components including a woven Kevlar cone woofer (a material not usually found in speakers at these price points), and a neodymium-magnet soft-dome tweeter with a specially designed diffusion grid for smooth high-frequency response.

The attractively curved and contoured cabinets are built from four layers of materials, bonded together to create acoustically optimized enclosures. Measuring just 11.7″ x 7.7″ x 11″ with a 5-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter, the Diamond 10.1 is ideal in dorm rooms and places where space is at a premium. The 14.3″ x 8.8″ x 11.85″ Diamond 10.2 features a 6-1/2-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter for extended bass and greater output.

Unlike most speakers, the Diamond 10 Series is designed and built by Wharfedale completely in-house, from their drivers and internal components to their striking cabinets available in Black, Cherry and Rosewood finishes, a perfect addition to a dorm room, apartment or anywhere students want to enjoy their music.

In addition to the 10.1 and 10.2, the Diamond 10 Series includes a complete lineup of floorstanding towers, center channel speakers, surround speakers, subwoofers and other models for home theater and music listening.

For more information in the U.S. on the complete range of Wharfedale loudspeakers, please visit www.wharfedaleusa.com

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GC Pro Helps Banker-Turned-Metal Maven Mitch Cox Realize His Vision at Conclave Studios

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 22, 2014 — New York City has lots of recording studios — the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn alone reportedly has 60 or more. But Mitch Cox hadn’t found one that catered to heavy metal and hard rock the way the aspiring record producer and entrepreneur wanted to, so he set out to build one. “When you’re designing a studio for maximum flexibility, to try to please everyone, you make design and equipment choices based on that, and those are inevitably compromises,” says Cox, “In this studio [Conclave Studios], we made design and equipment choices around the classic metal sounds.” Assisting Cox in his vision has been Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. Conclave Studios came about around a meeting between Cox and Milo Pullman, a GC Pro Account Manager working out of Guitar Center’s Union Square store location. After listening to Cox’s vision for his studio and his business, Pullman suggested a meeting with Horacio Malvicino, a noted recording studio designer and a GC Pro Affiliate Program member. Within a matter of weeks, what had been Cox’s vision suddenly had a team to build it. After several months of searching, they found a former recording studio on the far edge of Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, in a massive, glass-walled building overlooking the Hudson River.

Horacio Malvicino – whose Malvicino Design Group has done nearly two dozen studio designs as an Affiliate of GC Pro, including Live’s new Think Loud residential facility in York, Pennsylvania, the newly completed Seven Pillars near Abilene, Texas, and Noisematch Studios in Miami, saw Conclave Studios as a unique task – “It’s always a challenge designing a facility in a big city, where isolation and sound control are critical. Especially,” he adds, “if you’re talking about heavy metal music.” The overarching lesson that Malvicino took away from his research comes down to a single word: diffusion. Custom-made diffusors line the wall and ceiling of the 22×14-foot recording room, which also features acoustical clouds suspended from the ceiling with absorptive inserts, controlling flutter reflections between the floor and ceiling; the room also has reversible panels that have absorptive material on one side and reflective surfaces on the others, providing variable acoustics that let the room’s inherent reverb time vary between 0.7 and 0.95 seconds. (Not a huge range, says Malvicino, but enough for the type of music the room is intended for.)

As Malvicino worked on the studio’s design, he also consulted with Cox, Lagudi and Pullman on what technologies to include in the studio. While there’s gear in there that any recording pro would appreciate – including Focusrite and Midas mic preamps, dbx and Empirical Labs compressors, and a microphone closet filled with names like Sennheiser, AKG, Neumann and Audio-Technica – there’s plenty of digital real estate, too, including an Avid Pro Tools HD Native system and plug-ins from Waves, Antares, Sonnox and Metric-Halo. And although they looked at vintage consoles, the team decided on something more modern for the 23×18-foot control room: a 24-channel Neve Genesys desk with 1073 pre-amps, 1084 EQs and Encore automation with Total Recall. Monitoring is handled by two Genelec 1037C Tri-amplified Monitors for mains and Yamaha NS10′s for nearfields.

Cox, who is driven and was tracking within days after the facility’s completion, cites the studio’s dbx and Empirical Labs compressors, which he says give metal and hard rock drums and guitars their edge. Conclave Studios offers Cox’s interpretation of a metalhead’s dream signal chain, starting with a Peavey 6505 amp head through a Mesa Boogie 4×12 cabinet. But he’s not dogmatic about it. “We just want to become the center of metal here,” he states. “It’s not about making money; it’s about the music, so we’re here to accommodate whatever these artists need and what best suits their sound.”

Cox appreciates the input he’s gotten from Pullman and GC Pro. “They’re exceptionally knowledgeable and flexible, but what I especially like is that they stay with you,” he says. “They understand that the process of building a studio from the ground up is a long-term relationship and requires patience. If someone’s just trying to sell you a product, that’s not going to work. So much of this was working through all the details and nuances of the design. That’s what Milo and Horacio did.”

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

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Bruno Mars Performs Using Audio-Technica Wireless

Photo Caption: As part of his Moonshine Jungle Tour 2014, GRAMMY®-winning singer-songwriter and producer Bruno Mars recently performed on stage at Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park on July 6, 2014, in London, United Kingdom, using the Audio-Technica Artist Elite® 5000 Series with AEW-T6100a Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone/Transmitter. More information at http://www.brunomars.com/. Photo by Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images. (This photo is the property of Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images and may be used by the press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of this photograph is strictly prohibited.)

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Genelec Now Shipping 1237A and 1238A Three-way Smart Active Monitors™

NATICK, MA, July 21, 2014 — Genelec, the world’s pioneer in active monitoring, is now shipping its 1237A and 1238A Three-way Smart Active Monitors™ (SAM™).

The 1237A and 1238A are three-way SAM monitors featuring on-board intelligence that allows them to automatically adapt to their environment by tuning the frequency response to compensate for acoustical room influences, as well as achieve perfect alignment of levels and distance compensation at the listening position. Both models can be either freestanding or flush-mounted. The flush versions benefit from a powerful new RAM L rack-mount amplifier that can also be removed from the loudspeaker cabinet when the monitor is flush mounted.

These models are based on the highly successful and much respected 1037A and 1038A. They share the same DCW™ (Directivity Control Waveguide™) technology and cabinet design, with the addition of Genelec DSP to allow compatibility with all standard AES/EBU digital audio formats as well as traditional analog signals.

The 1237A and 1238A also feature Genelec’s ISS™ (Intelligent Signal-Sensing technology), which was developed to meet EU ErP Directives and the company’s own wider sustainability commitments. ISS minimizes energy waste and significantly reduces power consumption when items are left in standby mode by monitoring input connectors to detect if the monitor or loudspeaker is in use. If the audio input is large enough, the product will quickly come out of the stand-by mode and continue to function. However, if the ISS circuit is not finding any audio on the input for a (user definable) period of time, ISS automatically puts the loudspeaker amplifier to a low-power sleep state where the loudspeaker will consume less than 0.5 watts of power.

The 1237A features a 12″ (300mm) bass driver, 5″ (130mm) Genelec midrange driver and a 1” (25mm) metal dome tweeter, where the mid- and the high-frequency drivers are mounted in Genelec’s proprietary Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW), which allows the system to reproduce flat frequency response both on and off its acoustical axis, thereby allowing for a wider sweet spot. Each one of the system’s drive units has its own amplifier module – 500W for the bass driver, 250W for the mid range and 200W for the high range. Frequency response runs from 37Hz up to 20 kHz +/- 2.5dB. In real life studio conditions a pair of 1237As can produce peak levels of 122dB SPL at 2 m distance.

The 1238A features a 15″ (380mm) bass driver, 5″ (130mm) Genelec midrange driver and a 1″ (25mm) metal dome tweeter, where the mid- and the high-frequency drivers are mounted in Genelec’s proprietary Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW). The woofer amplifier is 500W, midrange amplifier is 250W and tweeter amplifier is 200W. Frequency response runs from 35Hz up to 21kHz +/- 2.5dB. In real life studio conditions a pair of 1238As can produce peak levels of 124dB at 2 m distance.

U.S. MSRP Pricing:
1237A – $7,595.00
1238A – $10,900.00

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com/.

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