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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

“GLEEFUL” NEW REALITY SHOW SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON API LUNCHBOX®

gleeproject_lunchbox_1.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 2011: API’s lunchbox is ready for its close-up. The ever-popular six-slot rack has earned a prime role on the new reality series titled “The Glee Project,” which follows hopeful contestants as they try to win a recurring role on the musical TV series “Glee.” While many who initially auditioned did not make it to the recording stage, the lunchbox (filled with API modules) was a shoe-in all along.

“When I was looking for gear for the new show I tried a couple other systems and some of the music got a little fuzzy and cloudy,” said Kris Pooley, a musical director for live tours and the music producer for “The Glee Project.” “The API gear gave me all the punch I needed and worked especially well on vocals.” Pooley’s lunchbox was filled with API 512c mic pres, 550A more

FOO FIGHTERS’ WASTING LIGHT RECORDED AND MIXED ENTIRELY ON AN API 1608

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – MAY 2011: Proof that analog audio is a powerful force in the digital age, the Foo Fighters’ recent analog effort, Wasting Light, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart last month. The album, which moved more than 235,000 copies in its first week, was recorded and mixed completely on a 32-channel API 1608 console in frontman Dave Grohl’s untreated garage and spare room. Although many consoles would have fit Grohl’s spacing and input requirements, the API 1608 and its sixteen-channel expander stood out as the perfect mix of uncompromising professionalism, flexible topology and functional size.

“The API sound is great for rock,” said Wasting Light producer Butch Vig. “It’s not subtle and it’s not soft. When you turn the gain up on an EQ, you can really hear it. It’s musical. We drove the 1608 more

CHANNELSTRIP: 13 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL ROCKIN’

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – MAY 2011: Metric Halo is happy to announce a special celebration of the 13th anniversary of its ChannelStrip plug-in by offering a 50% discount on new purchases of the GarageBand, Native, and TDM versions of the plug-in until June 20, 2011.

ChannelStrip was the first console-style channel strip plug-in launched on the market, combining gate, compressor and EQ modules in one efficient package. It was also the first to offer double-precision operation for the highest quality audio. With over one hundred presets, ChannelStrip allows the user to quickly hone in on the sound they’re looking for.

For thirteen years, top engineers have been using ChannelStrip to quickly and easily deliver the results their clients demand. Regardless of the genre, they all feel the same way about ChannelStrip.

According to Jack Hale, (Johnny Cash, Seals more

Powerline Control Systems Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

Northridge, Calif. — May 4, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® technology and developer and manufacturer of lighting control products for residential and commercial markets, has announced its upcoming training schedule for the months of May and June.

PCS will hold a series of product training sessions throughout the U.S. and will also offer custom integrators training opportunities at ADI Expos. Offering two courses each day, Powerline Control Systems’ interactive PulseWorx Certified Training equips integrators with the education and tools they need to successfully and efficiently install PCS’s award-winning lighting control product line in retrofit and new construction applications. Integrators attending the training sessions will be familiarized with PulseWorx UPB technology, lighting solution design, how to manually use UPStart to program a system and how these systems can grow their bottom line.

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LIBERTY AV GIVES EASTERN SALES NEW DIRECTION

Alan Richards takes charge on the Right Coast

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An announcement has been made by President John Dace at Liberty AV Solutions that Alan Richards has been named the company’s new Eastern Director of Sales.

Now responsible for overseeing all aspects of sales activity conducted throughout the region, Richards comes to his new post with over 20 years of experience within the AV industry. Formerly with Jerusalem, Israel-based Kramer Electronics, where he served as VP of Sales for the US market, Richards will make New Jersey his home base of operations on behalf of Liberty.

Richards effectively replaces Liberty’s former Eastern Director of Sales Dan Reich, who has taken on new responsibilities within the company as its Sales Operations Manager. In this capacity, Reich will assume day-to-day management of all zone managers throughout the more

LIBERTY APPOINTS TONY CARR AS NEW SOUTHWESTERN TERRITORY MANAGER

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, April 1, 2011—Liberty AV Solutions has named Tony Carr as its new Southwestern Territory Manager. An accomplished industry veteran who comes to the post from Samsung Electronics, Carr will assist in directing Liberty’s sales efforts in Southern California, Arizona, Southern Nevada, and Hawaii.

Reporting directly to Liberty’s Director of Western Regional Sales David Ellis, Carr will work hand-in-hand with the company’s independent manufacturer’s reps to serve customers throughout his territory. As the latest addition to an overall sales force reorganization that began last year, he will be supported by a team of inside sales associates that brings an even broader base of specialized knowledge and resources to those in the field.

“Customers have an inherent right to expect high levels of service,? Carr believes. “To that end, it’s great to be a part of the Liberty sales team, because we are focused and committed to more

PRODUCER/ENGINEER STERLING WINFIELD DISCOVERS THE ANALOG SOUND OF METRIC HALO’S CHANNELSTRIP

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – APRIL 2011: Sterling Winfield gained notoriety and respect early in his career for his contribution to Pantera’s 1994, Grammy-nominated release, Far Beyond Driven. He’s been on the first-call list ever since, and his production and engineering work with Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Pantera, Damageplan, Hellyeah, and many others has earned his work four Grammy-nominations, two RIAA-certified platinum releases, and five RIAA-certified gold releases. Among his favorite tools is Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip plug-in, both for its decidedly “undigital” sound and for its inspiration-fueling workflow. He used ChannelStrip prodigiously on Hellyeah’s recent Stampede, which debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 in July of 2010.

Not surprisingly, the vocals of Mudvayne frontman Chad Gray capture the listener’s attention on Stampede, and Winfield was careful to record it to maximal effect. Depending on how melodic or growling a particular lyric was, Winfield used one of two more

Four Audio Debuts Dante Enabled Loudspeaker Processor at Prolight+Sound 2011

New HD2 loudspeaker processor enhanced with Audinate’s Dante™ digital networking technology and many new equalization options.

Portland, OR-March 31, 2011- Audinate, the leading developer of media networking solutions along with OEM partner Four Audio are pleased to announce the new Dante enabled HD2 loudspeaker processor for Prolight+Sound 2011. The HD2 is a high end 4 in 8 out loudspeaker management system with advanced features such as FIR filtering with high frequency resolution down to the lowest frequencies and a dynamic input range of 135 dB.

Rainer Thaden, Four Audio’s Managing Director remarks, “Instead of emulating familiar IIR crossovers with FIR filters, we use measurements of the speakers and do the inverse of what the speaker does.” Thaden adds, “You can make the complete system of speaker and controller phase linear, even down to the lowest frequencies. Of course, all kinds of familiar IIR crossovers can be used, more

Clark Wire & Cable™ Hires Chris Sabold for Eastern Regional Sales

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Clark Wire & Cable™, a leader in broadcast and professional AV interconnect technology, has hired Chris Sabold to the position of Eastern Regional Sales. In this role Sabold will be responsible for both business development and account management for the eastern region of Clark Wire & Cable’s domestic sales.

With over thirty years of experience in audio and video production technology, Sabold brings with him an extensive base of knowledge to serve and support Clark’s markets and customers. For the majority of his career Sabold has served as either the senior recording engineer or technical engineer at several of Chicago’s top audio and video facilities. His technical engineering responsibilities included the design, installation, and service of video production and recording studios. Sabold’s key positions were held at several of Chicago’s premier, full service facilities such as Filmworkers, Paragon Recording more

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