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Preliminary Technical Program for 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention Is Now Online

— Workshops, papers, networked audio sessions and others will offer discussions on the latest developments in recording, live sound, broadcast and streaming, gaming audio and much more —

New York, NY, July 21, 2014 — The preliminary Technical Program is now online for the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, which will take place Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. AES137 is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever before, with top professionals and audio enthusiasts in attendance for three days of exhibits and four days of content tailored to those in the fields of recording, broadcast and streaming, live sound, audio for gaming, mixing and mastering, system integration and more. Taking place in the heart of the revitalized L.A. Live entertainment district in downtown L.A., AES137 will feature a comprehensive Technical Program that includes Paper Sessions, Workshops, Special Events, Student & Career Development Events, Network Audio Sessions, Broadcast & Streaming Media Sessions, Product Design Sessions, Historical Events and Standards Committee meetings.

The itinerary of Workshops is growing, with more presenters and topics being added by the week. More than a dozen Workshops are currently confirmed, with sessions including “21st Century Vinyl,” “Using AES67 Networking,” “Analog Tape in a Digital World,” “State of Digital Distribution,” “The End Is Near! The Pressing Need to Preserve Historic Analog Sound Recordings: An Overview of Strategies and Best Practices” and more. Additionally, several dozen Paper presentations are already scheduled, grouped by topics including Spatial Audio; Transducers; Room Acoustics; Cinema Sound, Recording & Production; Perception; Education; Signal Processing; Applications in Audio; and Audio Signal Processing.

This year’s Networked Audio track, chaired by noted networked audio engineer Tim Shuttleworth, explores the ever-broadening applications of digital audio on local and wider area networks – of particular interest to recording engineers and studios, FOH/live sound engineers, and contractors and system integrators. From Audio-over-IP used across continents in the broadcast sector, to super-low-latency audio transfer in the studio environment, to low-latency systems for live sound reinforcement in fixed installations and touring systems, the medium of choice is increasingly a high performance Ethernet/TCP/IP network. Workshops and Tutorials will cover the history of audio networking as well as leading-edge developments, with session titles including “Using AES67 Networking — Practical issues in AES67 Deployment”; “Software Tools for Telematic Performances”; “Large Scale AVB Networks/AVDECC Control”; “Implementation of a Large Scale Ethernet AVB Audio Network at ESPN”; and “Using Audio Content Over IP Technology in Public Radio.”

AES Executive Director Bob Moses stated, “We are more excited than ever to be presenting such a wide range of topics at AES137, and we are extremely lucky to be welcoming some of the audio industry’s top innovators to share their expertise with the rest of the AES community. As we say, ‘If It’s About Audio, It’s At AES,’ and that is eminently true for the upcoming convention in L.A. Whatever your specialty, there are sessions tailored to what you do that will feature insights into the latest technologies, industry trends and standards that you will hear about first at the AES convention. You really must not miss this one. See you in L.A. in October!”

Further detailed information on the AES137 Technical Program, visit http://www.aes.org/events/137/program/.

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Audio-Technica Names Alliance Audio Visual Group Its Rep of the Year

STOW, OH, July 21, 2014 — Audio-Technica, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless microphones, headphones and accessory products for over 50 years, has recognized Los Alamitos, California-based Alliance Audio Visual Group as its Rep of the Year for the 2013/2014 fiscal year. The award was presented to Alliance’s Matthew Jensen, General Manager and Account Executive. Alliance represents Audio-Technica in the region of Southern California and Nevada.

Audio-Technica held the awards ceremony to honor its dedicated force of manufacturer’s representatives during the InfoComm Expo on June 18, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The A-T Rep of the Year recipient was congratulated for outstanding sales performance and bestowed with Audio-Technica’s beloved Samurai doll award. Alliance Audio Visual Group was acknowledged for its consistent success in the areas of sales, marketing and customer service.

David Marsh, Audio-Technica Director of Sales, Professional Markets said, “We are proud to once again honor Alliance Audio Visual Group as our Rep of the Year. The Alliance team has continually distinguished itself with a high level of service and support. We appreciate the attention and level of service they give to their customers, and their knowledge of the A-T product line.”

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: Doug Swan, Audio-Technica National Director of Sales & Marketing, Professional Markets; David Marsh, Audio-Technica Director of Sales, Professional Markets; Vince Mancuso, Audio-Technica National Sales Manager, Professional Markets; Matthew Jensen, Alliance Audio Visual Group General Manager, Account Executive; Jim Chase, Alliance Audio Visual Group Account Executive; Kenny Andrews, Alliance Audio Visual Group Account Executive; Andrew Pernetti, Audio-Technica Sales Manager, Professional Markets; and Philip Cajka, Audio-Technica President & C.E.O. Not available for the photo: Karen Lopez, Alliance Audio Visual Group Office Manager. Photo credit: Corey Walthall, Clyne Media.

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Listen Technologies Infrared Solutions Employed by National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada

BLUFFDALE, UT, July 21, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products, recently saw the installation of several of its infrared solutions at the National Judicial College (NJC) in Reno, Nevada. The infrared assistive listening system installed at NJC has allowed many students with hearing loss and language barriers to practice in the mock courtroom and participate in classes held in the space.

For more than 50 years, the National Judicial College has offered education and training for judges and mediators around the world. The on-campus courtroom is used for classroom activities and mock trials. While providing a place for most of its students to develop professionally, the NJC did not have the technology it needed for students with hearing loss and language barriers to fully participate. Courtroom settings, even mock environments, can be very difficult for people with hearing loss or language barriers. It is also essential that courtrooms offer secure privacy, as the information that is shared must be kept completely confidential. NJC wanted to create a real experience for its mock trial courtroom while providing an assistive listening system that would keep all the information discussed in the space completely confidential.

Infrared assistive listening systems are popular choices for courtrooms, as infrared signals do not go through walls; rather, they stay within the room or space where they are emitted. The NJC opted for a two-channel system from Listen Technologies so that they can use one channel for assistive listening and one channel for language translation. The mock courtroom contains interpretation boxes that are able to transmit translations directly to any attendee who needs the service.

All of this has resulted in a better educational experience for the students. It has also ensured that the college is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for assistive listening.

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Sound Solutions Opens New Las Vegas Warehouse and Distribution Center

Distributor of Wharfedale and other top consumer electronics brands opens new distribution facility to expedite shipping to meet increased market demand while better serving its dealers and customers

Chicago, IL, July 16, 2014 — Sound Solutions, LLC, the exclusive U.S. distributor of Wharfedale loudspeakers and Avid HiFi products, today announced it has opened a new warehouse and distribution facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The warehouse is the western U.S. distribution point for Wharfedale and serves the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest, Rocky Mountains region, Texas and other areas. The new warehouse is part of Sound Solutions’ ongoing expansion and was specifically set up to meet the increased market demand for Wharfedale products.

“The opening of our Las Vegas warehouse reflects our commitment to providing our dealers with the best possible resources to support the growing success of Wharfedale,” said Walter Schofield, Sound Solutions V.P., Sales and Marketing. “With our new distribution center in place we can more effectively meet the needs of our western U.S dealers and customers with faster delivery, reduced shipping costs and better efficiency overall.”

Located on Branson Avenue in North Las Vegas, the new facility will handle distribution as well as order processing, billing and other back office functions. The existing Sound Solutions facility in Chicago, Illinois, will continue to service the East Coast. Schofield noted, “We moved into our West Coast warehouse with an eye toward expansion and the possibility of distributing other Sound Solutions brands from Las Vegas in the future, which the new facility can easily accommodate.”

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GC Pro Helps Faith Church Make a Quick Move

— NW Indiana’s multi-site Faith Church was moving to a new location on a tight deadline, and GC Pro helped the church convert a reverberant rented gym into a highly intelligible worship space —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 15, 2014 — Faith Church was originally founded in 1963 in South Holland, Illinois, and like many growing churches these days, its expansions have taken the form of additional “satellite” locations instead of ever-larger main church buildings. They moved to Dyer, Indiana, in 2002 and launched their first satellite location in September 2007 in Cedar Lake, Indiana. A second satellite launched in the spring of 2009 in Valparaiso, Indiana, and two years later on Easter 2011, they opened a campus in Hammond, Indiana; in September 2012, Faith Church crossed over the state line to launch its campus in Beecher, Illinois. Most recently, the church changed locations in Hammond, moving from its original rental space there to a larger one at the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, where they have contracted to use the school’s gymnasium on Sundays for services. “We have six locations now, and while four of them are in buildings that we own, in two of them we have a rental model, which we find works well at a time when construction costs are rising,” explains Bryan Ford, Faith Church’s Technical Operations Manager. “It gives us a lot more flexibility as we grow.”

Like most gyms, the Hammond Academy’s acoustics are highly reverberant, the opposite of the kind of extremely intelligible environment needed for worship services. Faith Church turned to Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, for a solution. GC Pro brought in Accutronics LLC, a regional acoustical consultancy and A/V installer, which along with GC Pro Account Manager Ryan Nigh evaluated the location’s acoustical needs. GC Pro then specified, and Accutronics designed the layout for and installed, nearly 100 Auralex ELITE ProPanel and Cloud ProPanel acoustical panels on the 120 X 80-foot gym’s walls and ceiling.

“It worked out perfectly, and the entire process was transparent to the client,” says Mike Love, Owner of Accutronics. “We looked at the building, Ryan drew up a proposal and sent it to Auralex, which sent us back a list of the right product materials and placement patterns to use for this specific project, and we installed them without hassle.”

Of a total of 95 Auralex acoustical panels, Accutronics installed 40 of them on the gym’s ceiling to reduce flutter echoes and the rest on the walls to absorb reflected sound. As a result, the gym’s reverb time dropped from eight seconds to 1.3 seconds. “That’s a huge reduction in reverb time,” says Love. “And that‘s the kind of result you get when you work with an organization like GC Pro. In this case, the client got an accurate assessment of their situation, an expert solution design, exactly the right products to address the problem and expert installation. Only a company like GC Pro can provide that kind of comprehensive service.”

Faith Church’s Bryan Ford could not agree more: “The difference in the sound is enormous — it’s dramatically improved. They were able handle the entire project from start to finish, and they were also able to meet a very tight deadline and get us into our new church on time. When we opened three weeks ago, we got comments on how good the sound was. We have a lot of music, so we needed to control the sound as much as possible. That’s exactly what happened, so we’re glad we picked GC Pro.”

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

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Listen Technologies Soundfield Solutions Help Improve Student Comprehension at Channing Hall K-8 Charter School

BLUFFDALE, UT, July 14, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products for over 15 years, recently saw the implementation of its ListenPoint 2.0 soundfield solutions at Channing Hall, a Draper, Utah K-8 charter school operating under the guidelines of the International Baccalaureate.

First grade teacher Jessica Short faces a common challenge for teachers: making sure she is heard clearly by each student in the classroom. Despite her best efforts, she often found herself frustrated that all her students could not hear her voice at the same level, at the same time. Her students at the back of the classroom could not hear her when she was instructing from the front of the room and vice versa. Short was also irritated by the fact that every time she wanted to incorporate music or media into a lesson, she would have to walk to her computer, taking time away from her lessons and students, which is something that all good educators try to avoid. Short found her solution in Listen Technologies’ ListenPoint 2.0 system, resulting in better comprehension, retention and participation among her students.

Soundfield systems such as the ListenPoint 2.0 transform the average classroom into enhanced educational environments, incorporating AV technology and assistive listening systems so that all students can have the opportunity to hear their teacher clearly. It’s the most advanced, flexible, and scalable Soundfield system for educators. It’s also easy to install, operate, maintain, and adds more functionality over time. Teachers can include music, video, and Internet connectivity for added enhancement.

After the installation of the ListenPoint 2.0 in Ms. Short’s first grade classroom, her students became more engaged in the learning process and participating more in her lessons. Now, she is looking forward to teaching a new class of first graders to read next year. Short notes, “ListenPoint 2.0 helps my students hear me clearly. I love that I can use my music for my lessons and control it from the microphone. It’s very easy to use. Even my students use it when they give their presentations. All of my students are now able to listen better and are more on task since the ListenPoint 2.0 was installed.”

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Genelec Now Shipping 8010 Active Monitor: the Smallest Member of the 8000 Series

NATICK, MA, July 14, 2014 — Genelec, the world’s pioneer in active monitoring, is now shipping the 8010 Active Monitor, the smallest member of the acclaimed 8000 product range. The 8000 Series is widely used in the high-end professional audio, mastering, post-production and broadcast market sectors around the world. Its professional heritage is reflected in the compact-sized 8010. Suitable for professional work in small studios, it offers accurate monitoring capability with ease of installation. The outstanding sound quality makes the 8010 ideal for small editorial studios and OB vans, and a perfect companion for portable recording devices and other mobile production work.

Featuring a balanced XLR input, 3-inch bass driver, 3/4-inch tweeter and efficient Class D power amplifiers – one for each driver – the 8010 produces more sound pressure level than might be expected from a monitor of this size. The Intelligent Signal Sensing ISS circuitry saves energy by automatically putting the monitor to sleep when the audio signal has been absent for a period of time. Once a signal is detected again, the monitor wakes up automatically. This circuitry can be bypassed when the automatic standby function is not desired.

A full range of versatile accessories is available for the 8010, which cover all mounting needs. For example, an elegant L-shaped table stand can be used to optimize monitor orientation toward the listening position and to minimize undesired sound reflections. Thanks to its exceptional sound quality, small size and universal power supply, 8010 is the perfect monitor companion for music production professionals on the move.

The 8010 Active Monitor is now available at a U.S. MSRP of $440.00 each.

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

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Bose® Panaray® Loudspeakers and L1® Portable System Offer Clear Sound for the Gateway to the U.S.’s Oldest City

High-definition videowall installed at the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Visitor Information Center is complemented by high-definition audio provided by Bose® Panaray® loudspeakers

Bose® L1® Model II portable sound system is part of an AV upgrade package for the Center that allows it to confidently feature live music in an acoustically challenging environment

Framingham, Massachusetts, July 14, 2014 – For half a century, visitors to St. Augustine have made the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Visitor Information Center (VIC) their first stop upon arriving in what is officially the United States’ oldest continuously-inhabited city and European settlement. The center offers information on special and cultural events, brochures and guidebooks for the area’s attractions and a gift shop. But while the VIC’s architecture evokes the region’s Spanish past, its large main hall also presents acoustical challenges. Fortunately, the thousands of visitors who are introduced to the region’s attractions via a high-definition videowall installation hear every bit of information clearly, thanks to a Panaray® modular line array sound system from Bose® Professional Systems. The Panaray system, consisting of three MA12EX loudspeakers, was installed by RP|AV Audio Video Design & Installation of Bowersville, Georgia, and acts like a high-definition soundbar for the videowall consisting of eight 55-inch LCD displays, also installed by RP|AV. The project was part of a larger renovation of the VIC that also included a celebrated exhibition of 39 Picasso pieces from Málaga, Spain, the artist’s birthplace, put on as part of St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary commemoration.

“The visitor’s center was built as a community center, and its main hall is big and boomy – a difficult acoustical challenge,” explains Ron Prier, Owner of RP|AV Audio Video Design & Installation. “The videowall is located in this entrance area and the video was filed by a high-definition RED camera, so we had to find a sound system that could provide sound quality that matched the quality of what visitors experience visually, while at the same time being able to address the acoustic issues of that space. The answer was the Bose Panaray system.”

Prier says the MA12EX loudspeakers provide highly intelligible sound while at the same time sounding highly musical, to accommodate the DMX® scoring of the informational video. “The Panaray loudspeakers let us keep the audio very tightly focused and off of the floor and back walls where it would create reverberation and echo,” he says.

As part of the AV package, RP|AV Audio Video Design & Installation also provided the VIC a Bose L1® Model II portable sound system with a T1 ToneMatch® audio engine and a pair of B1 bass modules. This is used for live music performances in the lobby space, again assuring that the music and spoken words are all heard clearly and intelligibly. “The Bose systems really work well in challenging environments like this,” says Prier. “It’s performance you can count on.”

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Live Mixing Engineer Antonius Kern Chooses to Use WavesLive Tools for German Production The Voice Kids and Other Programs

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, July 10, 2014 — Live FOH, broadcast, and monitor mixing engineer Antonius Kern is part of a growing trend of live audio professionals using tools from Waves Audio’s WavesLive division (http://www.waves.com/live-sound), a leader in all live sound market segments and an innovative developer of solutions for live platforms. Kern’s credits include German TV productions Popidol, Popstars, The Voice of Germany and The Voice Kids,and music acts such as Patrice, Max Herre, and Joy Denalane. Recently, Kern has been putting Waves tools to use on The Voice of Germany and The Voice Kids as both programs continue their successful runs.

While doing pre-production for the forthcoming 2014 run of The Voice Kids, Toni shared his thoughts about using Waves tools: “In The Voice Kids, some of the performers are obviously performing on a live stage for the first time in their lives. In order to give them confidence, I use Waves tools to provide them with the best mix possible. Initially, I naturally gravitated toward the tools I was familiar with from the analog world, meaning emulations of actual analog devices. Working with the DiGiCo SD7, it was great having all my Waves tools available to me from the console’s screen and touch-and-turn knob/button. The Waves-enabled SD7 console is equipped with Waves SoundGrid Server One in a redundant processing setup, which gives me the confidence I need for the broadcast environment.”

Toni adds, “My favorite Waves plugins are the SSL G-Master Buss Compressor for parallel compression; the CLA-2A Compressor/Limiter as a buss compressor for different audio subgroups and also as an input channel compressor for vocals and snares; the PuigChild compressor on the master compressor for some subgroups; and the SSL G-Equalizer for nearly all master subgroups. Working with Waves MultiRack SoundGrid, I only need one internal system – no D/A-A/D conversion or class-A signal processing tools. Waves tools are essential in meeting the challenge of mixing a dynamic band on TV.”

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

Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: Antonius Kern and Stefan Kling (Vocals mix engineer)

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