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LEGENDARY PRODUCER GARETH JONES RELIES ON METRIC HALO INTERFACES FOR JUST ABOUT ALL HIS RECORDING NEEDS

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Gareth Jones at work at London’s SNAP! Studios. ©2011 Paul Dixon

LONDON, ENGLAND: Gareth Jones is well known for producing ground-breaking albums with ground-breaking artists, such as Depeche Mode, Wire, and Erasure, and he continues to work with their next generation heirs, such as Interpol, Grizzly Bear, and Mogwai. From the start, Jones has been a technological pioneer, blazing trails down which the masses later followed. Jones was an early adopter of digital recording technologies and is today considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the Logic Audio recording, mixing, and editing platform. Relatively recently in the context of his long career, Jones outfitted his studio – which is by necessity mobile – with a pair of Metric Halo FireWire interfaces, that provide him with sixteen studio-grade mic preamps, sixteen channels of AD and DA, powerful DSP processing, 80-bit master summing, and – taken together – the flexibility to do what needs to be done, whatever the circumstance.

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DK-Technologies Shows Its New DK Meter at IBC 2011

Danish manufacturer DK-Technologies will be using the IBC platform to show the Award-winning DK Meter to European broadcasters and content producers.

This groundbreaking Compact Audio Loudness Meter (CALM) was the subject of huge interest when it was unveiled in prototype at NAB in April. It will be shipping in August and is already generating orders from broadcasters looking for a reliable, high quality solution to their loudness metering requirements.

The DK Meter is truly revolutionary. No bigger than a smart phone, it is designed to meet increasing demands from the market for cost-effective stereo and 5.1 metering, including loudness.

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Two versions of the DK Meter are available: the DK1, which is ideal for anyone working in stereo, and the DK2, which is specifically aimed at the burgeoning 5.1 surround sound market.

The DK Meter is easy to more

METRIC HALO TRAVELS TO REMOTE CORNERS OF THE WORLD

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John Latartara takes the Metric Halo ULN-2 to remote corners of the world – recently to Southeast Asia to record the vanishing music of the Tai Dam people. © 2011 Photos by Wan Petchroon

SOUTHEAST ASIA: John Latartara received his doctoral degree in Theoretical Studies from the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and is currently an associate professor of music at the University of Mississippi. With interests and aptitudes neatly divided among the three complementary activities of composition, research, and teaching, Latartara makes extensive personal and professional use of his Metric Halo ULN-2 FireWire interface. The ULN-2, which combines peerless mic preamps, converters, and recording software integration, forms the heart of his home studio, where he creates electronic and experimental music (releases on Sachimay, Centaur, and Visceralmedia Records). But the ULN-2 also travels with Latartara to points far and remote in support of his research. Most recently, Latartara has been traveling throughout Southeast Asia to document the rare, and slowly vanishing, music of the Tai Dam people.

“Lack of fidelity in what are typically classified as ‘world music’ more

Gand Sound Supports Fantabuloso ‘Dos’

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Fantabuloso ‘Dos’ 2011 took place in mid-May at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, and Gand Concert Sound (GCS) once again provided audio system support that included a NEXO GEO T tangent array rig. Artists appearing at the concert included Pitbull, Mike Posner, Lupe Fiasco, Taio Cruz, T-Pain, Jesse J, Far East Movement, David Gueta, and Tinie Tempah.

Known as the “NEXO Guys?, Gand supplied 21 GEO T4805s and three GEO T 2815s per side for mains, seven 4805s and two 2815s per side for out fills, supported by 28 CD18 subs. Six NEXO PS10s were used for front fills, with eight bi-amped NEXO PS15s down stage with Yamaha T5n amps and eight NEXO PS15s with NEXO 4×4 NXAMPs. NEXO Alphas were used for side fills. “We are in our ninth season using the GEO T, being the first company in the U.S. to invest in an arena-size more

KanexPro Introduces Wireless HDMI up to 50ft.

KanexPro is pleased to announce its Wireless HDMI Extender Kit. The ultimate, high quality solution for extending signals over the air up to 50ft. (15m). The system consists of two powered devices; transmitter and receiver, both included.The wireless extender is based on the WHDI™ technology, which enables top-quality wireless uncompressed HD 1080p video delivery throughout the home, allowing consumers to connect any HD source to any HD display. more

OSA and SES Give Assist to “Oprah’s Surprise Spectacular? with Yamaha and NEXO Audio Support

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—With joint production support from Special Event Services (SES) and On Stage Audio (OSA), “Oprah’s Surprise Spectacular” (Harpo Productions) aired May 23 and 24 bringing together some of the biggest names in movies, music and television in the one-time-only gathering to celebrate the 25-year legacy of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

As part of audio system, SES and OSA provided two 96-input Yamaha PM1Ds (cascaded together for 200+ inputs), an M7CL-32 digital console, DME64N digital mix engine, and MSP101 reference monitors. Monitor world consisted of dual 96-input Yamaha PM1Ds, seven NEXO NXAMP 4x4s, and 12 of the new NEXO 45 N-12 line monitors.

“The Yamaha PM1Ds at both FOH and Monitors were chosen by Harpo’s mixers due mostly to familiarity with the control surface,? states Jim Risgin, OSA Vice President.

“In conjunction with our Audio Director, JR Chappell, FOH mixers Jimmy Ostrom and Scott Ragsdale, more

Broadcast Networks Showcases Sony’s Media Backbone HDXchange In An Off-Road Live Production Vehicle at IBC 2011

Systems Integration specialist Broadcast Networks will showcase its latest ‘go anywhere’ live production vehicle at IBC 2011. Featuring Sony’s Media Backbone HDXchange server, the custom-built Land Rover Discovery is designed for a one or two-person team and will be on show at the Sony booth 12.A10 at the RAI Centre Amsterdam from September 9-14.

Acclaimed for the design and build of quality broadcast and media systems, Broadcast Networks has worked closely with Sony on many projects worldwide over a number of years, including the new 3D production OB vehicle for Norway’s OB-Team which is also on show at IBC 2011.

This latest collaboration came about as a direct response to market demand for small, high quality and durable live production vehicles that can be rapidly deployed with minimal crew, in situations where larger OB vehicles are either unsuitable or too costly to operate. more

Physician/Musician Charles Limb For 131ST AES Keynote

Jazz, Hip Hop, Creativity & The Brain… An Inquiry Into Relationships

NEW YORK: In 2010, Dr. Charles Limb infiltrated Baltimore’s Hip Hop scene for a study on the parallels between that free form art and “traditional” jazz. On Thursday, October 20th, Dr Limb will detail his findings with a Keynote address at the 131st AES Convention at NY’s Javits Center. Sound, Hearing and Music: A Journey From The Ears to The Brain, will explore the physical and intellectual intricacies of musical creativity; its inception and perception.

In announcing the address, 131st Convention Chair Jim Anderson remarked, “Dr. Limb’s innovative research into the parallel fields of technology and musical creativity exemplifies the AES mission. His study of brain function in improvising musicians is sure to provide valuable insights.”

“At first glance, the free-form art of musical improvisation and the meticulous environment of the research lab seem more

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Yamaha to Launch Rupert Neve Designs 5045

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—As part of its new strategic partnership, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will show the new Rupert Neve Designs- 5045 Primary Source Enhancer at InfoComm 2011 in booth #823. Primarily used in live sound applications, the 5045 will be distributed by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems in North America.
The RND 5045 is a 2-channel analog 1 RU device that will reduce the tendency of feedback. The unit enables up to 16dB of additional gain before feedback when conditions allow. Easy to use, the device reduces background sounds, consequently enhancing the main audio source, especially helpful when using with podium, lavalier, and headset mics. The Rupert Neve Designs 5045 uses transformer-coupled inputs and outputs that produce the same classic sound found in renowned Rupert Neve products.

“The 5045 is the first of what we hope will be many Commercial Audio products developed under our new partnership,? states Kevin more

Yamaha to Debut Acoustic Echo Canceller Card for DME24N/64N Digital Mixing Engines

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will launch the new MY4-AEC (Acoustic Echo Canceller) card at InfoComm in Booth #823. A new high-performance conference system solution utilizing Yamaha AEC technology, the 4-channel MY4-AEC has a maximum echo cancellation time (tail length) of 400 ms. The card has a matrix mixer that is able to mix four different locations for reference inputs, enabling features for remote conferencing applications when using Yamaha digital mixing engines DME24N and DME64N in single or multi-point meeting situations.

The MY4-AEC card offers a 4-channel noise reduction function that removes background noise from air handlers, projector fans, etc. providing a clear, precise sound. The card also has a 4-channel feedback suppressor with 42-band notch filters that aid in eliminating feedback from PA systems. Each band will analyze suppression points automatically. The user can select the balance of echo reduction level and sound quality and can more

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