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AES Platinum Panels: ‘The Studio As An Instrument’ And – ‘The Producers Portfolio’

Creating Hits With The Flaming Lips, Bob Dylan, The National, Bjork, Amy Winehouse, Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney & More

NEW YORK: Eagerly anticipated, AES Convention

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, Platinum Panels always attract top-tier producer and engineer participants and, substantial audiences seeking knowledge and inspiration. For the 131st AES Convention, SonicScoop co-founders, Janice Brown and David Weiss have developed unique events focused on innovative concepts and featuring participants who have achieved the dual pinnacles of creative and popular success.

“We are fortunate to have tapped into the insights and connectivity of these accomplished chroniclers of today’s audio industry,” Convention Chair Jim Anderson remarked. “They are totally plugged-in to the creative community, and we are confident their journalistic acumen will bring an unconventional perspective to their panels. In a related announcement, legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering & DVD is more

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Manufacturers Co-Sponsor Worship Seminar in Ridgecrest, NC

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. along with Yamaha Corporation of America, Shure, ProPresenter, and Elation Lighting will hold a Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) September 8-10 at the Ridgecrest Christian Conference Center in Ridgecrest, North Carolina.

Session Tracks to take place include Musician, Audio, Vocal, Lighting, and Media. Master audio engineer, John Mills, who has worked with such artists as Chris Tomlin, Israel Houghton, Lincoln Brewster, and Kenny Chesney, will lead the audio presentations.

The WATS Seminars are open to all worship team members. The training schedule has been reformatted to allow for a two-day event so that attendees have ample opportunity to attend one or both days. Recognizing that many worship teams require basic training sessions in the area of audio and other aspects of technical ministries, a WATS Boot Camp will be held September 7, prior to the opening of the WATS Seminar.

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KanexPro Touts HDMI 1.4 Switcher with Ethernet and 3D Support

At CEDIA EXPO booth 3765, KanexPro is launching a brand new, ultra-fast 4×1 HDMI Switcher (HDHEACSW4) with support for Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC). Engineered with InstaPort ™ Technology, SI’s & consumers will no longer experience a four to seven second delay – and a long black screen – when switching between source devices connected to their projectors or HDTVs. The technology enables immediate access to content by reducing HDMI port switching time and perform the HDCP authorization routine immediately upon connecting the device.

As an added feature, this switcher provides ARC- Audio Return Channel, which allow televisions with built-in tuners to transmit audio from the TV to an A/V receiver. Perfect for old and existing A/V receivers that does not support ARC. HDTV resolutions up to 1080p/60 with 12-bit Color depth and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200 are maintained together with stereo or multi-channel digital audio. more

AES 131st Convention Game Audio Track — Joy Sticks Rule!

Next Gen Technology, Emerging Trends & Key Players Coalesce To Advance The Art Of Crafting Games

NEW YORK: Firmly established as a linchpin of today’s pro audio industry, Video Games continue to set new standards for advanced technology and revenue-generating products. In keeping with this stature, the 131st AES Convention,

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Game Audio Track, has become a magnet for designers, producers and engineers compelled to maintain ‘top of their game’ standards in a community in which longevity is measured in nanoseconds. The convention will be held in NY’s Jacob Javits Convention Center Thursday, October 20 thru Sunday, Oct. 23.

“Game Audio Track Chair, Steve Martz is a ‘player’ in the best sense of the word,” remarked 131st Convention Chair Jim Anderson. “He is deeply immersed in every facet of this burgeoning industry. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the more

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Nashville Club Holds Grand Re-Opening During Summer NAMM Show

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NASHVILLE—3rd & Lindsley has long been known by Nashville locals and entertainment professionals as the place to be from a performance venue to a locals gathering spot perspective. It has hosted performances by international, national, and regional artists such as Train, William Topley, Wilco, Fastball, d. c. Talk, Pete Yorn, Sister Hazel, Jars of Clay, Rodney Crowell, North Mississippi Allstars, Howie Day, Radney Foster, KT Tunstall, The Fray, Indigo Girls, and Patty Griffin.

Some of the local talent that performs on a regular basis or have their roots in the Nashville venue include The Wooten Brothers, The Players, and Lady Antebellum. 3rd & Lindsley continues to be one of the most intimate performance venues for live music, and the club recently installed a new state-of-the-art sound system, holding its grand re-opening with a free concert during Summer NAMM featuring The Kentucky Headhunters. The system was installed by J Sound more

AMPTEC APPOINTED SOLE BELGIUM API DISTRIBUTOR

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – AUGUST 2011: In keeping with API’s ongoing European success, the company has recently appointed Amptec Professional Sound Solutions as API’s distributor in Belgium.

“The API product line fits Amptec’s portfolio perfectly,” said Dany Meeuwissen, internal sales representative at Amptec, “as we are active in studios and broadcast, as well as live sound. Many live sound engineers already use API 2500s and the new API Channel Strip is quickly becoming equally as popular. The 500 Series is a real industry standard as well as the 1608, appealing to both those with larger recording facilities and those with at-home studios.”

Founded in 1990, Amptec prides itself on providing the sale, service and installation of professional audio equipment to customers in all facets of the industry, including recording studios, broadcast studios and theaters.

“API enjoys a fierce loyalty and more

Yamaha to hold “Four Days of Training? at Manhattan Center Studios

New York—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems will hold “Four Days of Training? on August 9-12 at Manhattan Center Studios, 311 West 34th St. (between 8th & 9Th Ave.) in New York City. Free of charge and open to all audio professionals, the Yamaha “Four Days of Training? is a unique opportunity to experience hands-on demos and training on Yamaha and NEXO products.

The August 9 session from 9:00 am – 11:00 is an introduction to NEXO NS-1 sound system venue predictive software tool (Windows based). From 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, NEXO speaker demos and training will take place on PS Series, GEOS12, RS 15 and 18 Ray Sub, and the new 45 N12 line monitor wedge.
August 10 is an all-day session featuring Audio Networking for Live Sound, distribution and recording, control of Yamaha amplifiers and creating custom controls in DME Designer.

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Yamaha StageMix 2.0 iPad App Now Available

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—In just a few short days, and after over 45,000 downloads of the initial StageMix iPad App for Yamaha M7CL and LS9 digital consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the end-of-July availability of StageMix 2.0 via free download from the Apple iTunes store.

StageMix 2.0 will provide end users with even greater console management and include significant upgrades including control of Head Amp gain for each Input Channel and Scene Memory Management (Store, Recall, Scene Titles, and Comments). Version 2.0 is for use with M7CL firmware v3.5 or higher. StageMix 2.0 for the Yamaha LS9 includes control of Head Amp gain for each Input Channel and Scene Memory Management (Store, Recall, Scene Titles, and Comments). Version 1.18 LS9 firmware or later is recommended.

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“Yamaha StageMix is a success story and has continually proven itself by being downloaded more than 130 times per day since more

API SIGNS ANSATA AS EXCLUSIVE INDIAN DISTRIBUTOR

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API’s Dan Zimbelman (left) with Ansata’s Leslie Lean at Palme India. © 2011 Photo Courtesy of Pro Audio Asia Magazine

JESSUP, MARYLAND – JULY 2011: Continuing its expansion into the Indian market, Automated Processes, Inc. (API) has recently signed Ansata Computer Systems Private Limited as its sole product distributor in the region. Ansata, which was founded in 1989, engages the market with excellent product positioning and pricing, and will now work to fulfill the increasing demand for API modules and consoles in the area.

“API has a very strong reputation in the professional audio industry for its quality of products,” said Dipanshu Mitra, product specialist at Ansata, “and our association with API brings a lot of credibility to the expertise of our team. We can now look to API when customers require customizable analog audio more

Abbott Mixes X Factor on Yamaha DM2000

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—The X Factor will make its U.S. debut on FOX September 21. The Simon Cowell-created show will be in a search across America to find the next global superstar or group who will ultimately win a $5 million dollar Sony Music recording deal. Michael Abbott, owner of All Ears, Inc. has chosen a Yamaha DM2000 for the broadcast mix of the audition phase of the production taped in Los Angeles, Dallas, Newark, New Jersey, Miami, and Seattle. Sweetwater Video/NEP provided the audio/video facilities.

“The Yamaha DM2000 was chosen because The X Factor project required an audio console with a small physical footprint but with a large amount of audio I/O,? states Abbott. “We used six MADI slot cards that were fed into a Euphonix Studio Hub, then routed out to nine MADI streams, and converted to AES via RME MADI/AES converters.?

“The GUI of the Yamaha more

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