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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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Genelec 8010 Active Monitor Nominated for Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Award

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— Award winners will be announced Saturday, January 24, 2015, at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California —

NATICK, MA – Genelec, the world’s pioneer in active monitoring, is proud to announce that its 8010 Bi-Amplified Monitor System, the smallest member of the acclaimed 8000 product range, has been nominated for a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Studio Monitor category. The 27th annual TEC Awards will be presented Saturday, January 24, 2015, at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

“It is a tremendous honor that our 8010 has been nominated by industry professionals for outstanding technical achievement,” stated Will Eggleston, Genelec Inc. Marketing Director. “It is great to be recognized by our peers for our hard work, dedication and innovation, and all at Genelec Oy in Finland and here in the U.S. are very excited to see the results in Anaheim.”

Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media. TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by members of various professional organizations and audio industry websites.

The 8010 Active Monitor is 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. 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.

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

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The Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee Holds Successful AES67-2013 Standard “PlugFest” Event

New York, NY — The Audio Engineering Society – the world’s preeminent source of education, standards and technology in the field of audio – recently held a successful interoperability testing event, in cooperation of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), of its AES67-2013 standard at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) in Munich, Germany. Held October 27 – 30, this PlugFest demonstrated the functional compatibility of a number of different implementations of the AES67 standard for high-performance streaming audio over IP networks across a varied range of platforms and products. This standard specifically provides comprehensive interoperability recommendations in the areas of synchronization, media clock identification, network transport, encoding and streaming, session description and connection management.

The AES67 PlugFest event, put on by the AES Standards Committee (AESSC), offered an exclusive chance for manufacturers to test and experiment with the AES67 networking standard protocols in a controlled environment, overseen by AESSC members. Over the three- day event, 16 different networked-audio products with AES67-specific extensions were tested, with participating brands including ALC NetworX GmbH, Archwave AG, Axia Audio, Digigram SA, DirectOut GmbH, Georg Neumann GmbH, Lawo AG, Merging Technologies S.A., SOUND4 and Telos Systems Inc. The PlugFest provided a commercially-neutral context for engineers from these manufacturers to connect their equipment to that of other developers and to confirm, through testing, that signals are transmitted and received correctly according to the standard, in the practical interests of all participants.

“We are very pleased with the recent success of our ‘PlugFest’ event in Munich last month, as we continue to gather further research in interoperability for the implementation of AES67,” stated Bruce Olson, AES Standards Committee Chair. “With the participation of leading manufacturers, this hands-on event was able to clearly and reliably demonstrate the AES67 audio networking standard in a controlled environment across a number of different platforms. The AES Standards Committee continues to provide the most rigorous testing and development within the professional audio community, and these events help to strengthen our mission to standardize and educate our latest developments for audio professionals worldwide.”

For further information on the AES67-2013 standard, click here, or visit the AES Standards page at http://www.aes.org/standards/. The full report on the event, titled “AES-R12-2014, Report on AES67 interoperability PlugFest, Munich 2014” is also available on the AES website here.

About AES67-2013
The AES67-2013 standard defines an interoperability mode for transport of high-performance audio over networks based on the Internet Protocol. For the purposes of the standard, high-performance audio refers to audio with full bandwidth and low noise. These requirements imply linear PCM coding with a sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz and higher and resolution of 16 bits and higher. High performance also implies a low-latency capability compatible with live sound applications. The standard considers latency performance of 10 milliseconds or less. This standard provides comprehensive interoperability recommendations in the areas of synchronization, media clock identification, network transport, encoding and streaming, session description and connection management.

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GC Pro Helps Engineer/Producer Mark Lienhart Outfit His Dream Studio

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— The latest upgrade to Lienhart’s One Louder Studio features state-of-the-art Slate Pro Audio RAVEN MTX console and tons of other gear sourced through GC Pro —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, November 12, 2014 — Cincinnati’s One Louder Studio represents the fulfilled dreams of owner and engineer/producer Mark Lienhart. The studio has grown organically since its origins in its first location in Hamilton, Ohio, with Lienhart upgrading gear along the way, remodeling his space and finally moving to a larger permanent space, where he has achieved sonic nirvana with a workflow that results in the sound he’s always strived for but could never quite attain. “I always wondered how the major-label engineers got that last 10% or so of sound quality. I worked and worked, studying the science and art of recording, but I just couldn’t quite get there. As much as people say that the gear doesn’t matter, they’re wrong – the gear is that last 10%! Nothing I did would make the sound perfect until I found the gear that complemented what I was doing.” And this gear has been assembled in Lienhart’s new space thanks to a close relationship with Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users – specifically with GC Pro Sales rep Jim Kinney, who has worked with Lienhart at every step of the way in outfitting the new facility.

Lienhart’s tenure as a studio owner has humble beginnings – a few mics and an interface, purchased at the grand re-opening of Cincinnati’s Guitar Center in 2007 or so. As he recorded more and more in his band’s rehearsal space, he started to get calls from other acts in the area. Word was spreading, and the records were getting better and better. Before long, Lienhart and his wife made the decision to take the studio to the next level. After moving to a space near the University of Cincinnati, he made a significant upgrade to his setup, working with Kinney to set the facility apart from other mid-sized studios in the area. But the biggest shift was yet to come – moving into and outfitting yet another space, his current one. It’s been an inarguably fast rise, and GC Pro has been his number-one resource for the right gear and service.

The centerpiece of the new facility, in operation since June 2014, is the Slate Pro Audio RAVEN MTX console, an acclaimed, state-of-the-art multi-touch touchscreen interface. “We were considering several great options for consoles, but Jim was wise enough to take the conversation in another direction – ‘Have you ever considered the RAVEN?’ – and he set up a demo for me at GC Pro’s Hollywood showroom with some sessions I had tracked. I got behind that console, and it was absolutely the most intuitive way to mix. I immediately understood how it worked. The tactile response is extraordinary. I was able to edit and mix right there at the demo session. Saying that I was sold on the idea right away is an understatement. It was a revelation.” Kinney and Lienhart interfaced the RAVEN MTX, running Pro Tools HDX, with a custom analog board that they designed themselves with all of Lienhart’s favorite outboard gear – pre-amps, EQs, compressors and the like. Lienhart adds, “We created a setup that blends analog outboard gear, Pro Tools and the RAVEN MTX interface. I have so many flavors to choose from, and all these elements work together marvelously.” The setup is complemented by Genelec 8050 Active Monitors, also sourced through GC Pro, and the classic Yamaha NS10’s, which Lienhart acquired from a retiring prominent voice actress who had used them for years in her home recording space – but uniquely, never for music.

A final touch was acoustical treatment. Lienhart recalls, “Jim arranged for Jay Porter from Radial and Prime Acoustics to do a 3D rendering of the room, based on the architects drawings and our specs, and he recommended several pieces of Prime Acoustics treatment, strategically placed in just the right spots. It was the perfect solution for controlling the sound in the control room and the tracking room.”

Lienhart is thrilled with the results: “The undertaking of rebuilding my studio and workflow from the ground up was hard work, but the records we’re making now – the sound is incredible. I listen to them and literally can’t believe we made that happen at our facility. I definitely could not have done it without the help of Jim and GC Pro, because at every turn, if I had a question, Jim had the answer, or knew how to get it. The last high-profile client I had, he got choked up and said that we brought to life the sound in his head, which is the biggest compliment you can get as an engineer or producer.”

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

Photo Caption: The control room of the new space of One Louder Studio in Hamilton, Ohio, with gear sourced through GC Pro. Photo credit: Rudy Harris Photography (http://rudyharrisphotography.com).

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“Introduction to AV Networking” Session Set for Wednesday, November 19, in New York City

This free session, focusing on hands-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 and Shure®

Framingham, MA, November 12, 2014 – Audinate® and Bose® Professional are gearing up for their next session of the AV Networking Roadshow – focusing on Dante™ technology – taking place at the Holiday Inn Midtown’s Embassy Ballroom in New York City on Wednesday, November 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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 and Shure®. The session continues the AV Networking Roadshow series, which kicked off at InfoComm MEA in Dubai in October.

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. All participants will also receive a free Dante Virtual Soundcard license for attending. It is limited to 75 attendees, and you can register for the course at the following link: http://bit.ly/avnroadshow2

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 in New York City and beyond. 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 Los Angeles, Chicago, Germany, Japan and the U.K.

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