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FROM SONIC MUD TO SONIC GOLD DANLEY GENESIS HORNS INSTALLED IN WASILLA SPORTS CENTER

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© 2011 Dave Ellison, Ellison Northwest

WASILLA, ALASKA – SEPTEMBER 2011: At just over 100,000 square feet, the largest public space in the city of Wasilla, Alaska is the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center. It is capable of handling 5,000 visitors, which is a common occurrence at graduations, rallies, and, of course, hockey & indoor football contests. It opened in 2004, but its original sound reinforcement system was so ineffective that the facility had to rent a sound system for every event of consequence. Even then, intelligibility was marginal. The facility recently upgraded to Danley loudspeakers and subwoofers, which, by virtue of their exceptionally well-defined pattern control, minimize the reflections that had doomed all previous solutions to deliver crisp, intelligible sound.

“The original system consisted of four mid-grade horns in the middle of the room supplemented by a collection of 70-volt ceiling speakers,” explained Phil Ballard, principal of Sound Decisions, the firm that designed more

METRIC HALO’S ULN-8 IS THE CORNERSTONE OF JAMEY LAMAR’S SONATA RECORDINGS AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY’S INGRAM HALL

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – SEPTEMBER 2011: Jamey Lamar is the classical recording engineer and producer at the helm of boutique audio services company Art Music Recording. Lamar received his undergraduate training at the Cleveland Institute of Music and went on to earn a postgraduate degree from the University of Memphis before wending his way to the Intermountain West with wife and violist Dr. Linda Kline Lamar. Boise, Idaho serves as the unlikely hub for Lamar’s on-location recording service. Lamar travels the country to effect stunningly vivid live and session recordings for clients such as The IRIS Orchestra, Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Carpe Diem String Quartet, the Poulenc Trio, and American Public Media’s Performance Today, to name a few. Lamar was an early adopter of the best-in-class FireWire interfaces from Metric Halo, and the company’s top-of-the-line ULN-8 mic-pre/AD/DA currently forms the heart of his more

131st AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panel Breaks New Ground

All Star Mastering Pros To Address New Apple iTunes Producer

NEW YORK: Perhaps the most prolific mastering engineer of all time, Gateway Mastering founder Bob Ludwig, has set a standard for excellence not only with his many Grammy Award-winning credits (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, etc), but with the many stellar AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panels he has developed and moderated.

Ludwig’s 131st AES Convention Platinum event will break new ground with its premise: YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE HAVE ANSWERS: Panelists: Adam Ayan, Gateway Mastering Studios (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails); Chris Gehringer, Sterling Sound, NYC (Lady Gaga, Nelly, Cee Lo Green); Scott Hull, Masterdisk, NYC (Sting, Lou Reed, Miles Davis); Darcy Proper, Wisseloord Studios, The Netherlands (Eric Clapton, Steely Dan); and Barak Moffitt, EVP EMI Label Group (Capitol Studios), who will provide the record label perspective on today’s mastering process. The panel will more

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Yamaha Audioversity Resounding Success

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯The second Audioversity Expo held by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. in Las Vegas during late August was deemed an unequivocal success by the more than 500 attendees. The specialized event was catered toward audio professionals and those interested in gaining an in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of all Yamaha Commercial Audio and NEXO products. “It was clear that Audioversity provided invaluable lessons for many that are still gaining basic digital knowledge, but also those craving more mixing tips and techniques,? states Audioversity presenter Monty Lee Wilkes, and front of house engineer for such artists as the Scissor Sisters and the Replacements.

The event featured digital mixer training seminars, panel discussions with leading industry professionals like Neil Diamond front of house engineer, Stan Miller and Diamond recording and monitor engineer Bernie Becker, A-1 Audio’s Al Siniscal, Martina McBride monitor engineer Robert “Bull?, and Monty Lee Wilkes. “I more

CLARK INTRODUCES IMPROVED 700 SERIES MULTI-PAIR AUDIO CABLES

Clark 700 Series Multi-pair

Clark Wire & Cable™, is introducing an improved version of its industry standard 700 series multi-pair audio cables. Built for high-density audio applications, the 700 series comes in configurations from four to twenty-four balanced audio pairs within a single master jacketed cable. New to the 700 series is an updated jacket and core construction that improves the flexibility and elevates the UL rating to riser type CMR.

Designed to be an easy-to-terminate cable that is both durable and flexible for studio, staging and permanent installation applications, the foundation of the 700 series remains unchanged. The 700 series pair construction still features 22AWG tinned copper conductors that are insulated with a low-shrink back, low-loss polypropylene dielectric. To achieve low RF/EMI noise and exceptional common-mode rejection, each pair is precision twisted and shielded with a bonded foil shield more

AES Educational Events: Programmed To Elucidate

Tutorials on Delay & Comb Filter; Mentoring; Career Fair; Ben Folds & More

NEW YORK: 131st AES Convention Chair Jim Anderson reports that Education Committee Chair John Krivit has fashioned one of the conventions’ most eclectic and colorful programs. “From a one-on-one conversation with recording star Ben Folds to highly anticipated Alex Case Tutorials on Delay and Comb Filters, this year’s Education Events will cover issues totally connected to today’s generation of college level audio students,” Anderson says. Scheduled for Oct. 20-23, the Convention will be held in NY’s Jacob Javits Center.

AES CONVENTION EDUCATION EVENTS INCLUDE:

Thursday, Oct. 20

Alex Case, Tutorial on Delay: Noted author,U of Mass. professor and dynamic speaker, Case will explore the copious applications of this essential production effect. An integral element of all recording sessions, delay is the DNA of a broad range of effects, and represents one of more

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KanexPro Introduces Cube Up™ 4×1 HDMI Switcher with 2D to 3D Converter

Cube Up™ 4×1 HDMI Switcher with 2D to 3D Converter

An all-in-one solution designed to switch four HDMI sources such as a Blu-ray player, satellite box, game console or a media PC to your HD display and subsequently convert the content from your 2D sources to 3D for viewing it on 3D enabled TVs and 3D based DLP projectors and monitors. This HD switcher features real-time hardware conversion of 2D content to 3D during playback.

It provisions full 3D (all formats) such as side-by-side, top-by-bottom, 3D frame-packing & 3D page-flip with HD 1080p and multi-channel audio. The CubeUp is fully compliant with HDCP, EDID and CEC. The built-in scaler provides up scaling of DVD quality video to full HD 1080p resolution, supporting color depth to 12-bits per more

ASHLY AMPLIFIERS AND SYMETRIX PROCESSING OUTPERFORM THE COMPETITION AT POLAND’S GDYNIA MUNICIPAL FOOTBALL STADIUM

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GDYNIA, POLAND – SEPTEMBER 2011: Located in the port city of Gdynia, Poland, the brand new Gdynia Municipal football stadium is home to Arka Gdynia, the city’s legendary football (Americans: read “soccer”) club. The new stadium is a source of civic pride, seating 15,000 in an environment of cheery colors, inviting architecture and modern conveniences. The old stadium, which occupied the same site, sat only a few thousand fans and had an outdated feel, amplified (ironic pun intended) by a grossly underperforming sound system. To complement the refreshing visual aesthetic, a brand new aural aesthetic wraps Gdynia Municipal Football stadium in clear, articulate sound. D.A.S. loudspeakers receive abundant, high-fidelity power from Ashly network-enabled amplifiers, which in turn receive a perfectly processed signal from Symetrix SymNet DSPs.

Piotr Nowinski, systems engineer at Sopot, Mega Music’s Poland-based audio/visual installation division, led the charge at Gdynia. “Another company executed the design for more

FRENCH SOUND ENGINEERS BENOÎT GILG AND ALAIN FRANÇAIS RELISH THE PERFORMANCE AND VERSATILITY OF METRIC HALO GEAR

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Benoît Gilg

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 2011: Although they work independently, France’s Benoît Gilg and Alain Français meet frequently to ensure that their gear and techniques stay at industry’s cutting edge. Their works are numerous and often prestigious. For example, Gilg runs broadcast sound for several of the headlining acts at France’s massive Jazz Sous Les Pommiers and Vieilles Charrues Festivals and at Germany’s Hurricane Festival. He has worked with legendary artists such as Lenny Kravitz, The Pixies, The Cure, and jazz guitarist John McLaughlin. With two decades of experience beyond the younger Gilg, Français is in charge of the FOH sound at almost every French fashion show and works with many big names across many genres, from Sting to French tenor Roberto Alagna to German superstar Nina Hagen. Both engineers have been longtime advocates more

Audinate and NTP Technology Team Up at IBC

New Dante™ Enabled PENTA 725 IP audio router Launched at IBC 2011

Portland OR- Sept.9, 2011-NTP Technology unveiled the newest addition to its wide range of broadcast-quality audio routing and control systems at IBC 2011. NTP’s new Penta 725 IP audio router is based on Audinate’s Dante technology, and will interoperate with products of other brands that support Dante networking. The new PENTA 725 IP audio router enables audio routing over IP based Gigabit Ethernet with linear PCM audio quality and sub-millisecond latency.

The Penta 725IP router supports a capacity up to 1024 x 1024 cross points with 64 bi-directional channels over IP, 64 AES3 I/O channels and 6 optical MADI or router connection interfaces housed in a 1U 19″ chassis.

Dante delivers a no-hassle, self configuring, true plug-and-play digital media networking that uses standard internet protocols. Audinate’s patented Dante offers a market leading solution today, more

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