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BOB KATZ TO PRESENT A FULL-DAY MASTERING SEMINAR IN ROME

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA: With an impressive collection of tools and techniques and an unflagging enthusiasm for great audio, Bob Katz is something of an audio sorcerer. He knows the incantations that can bring a mix back from the dead to not just walk, but to breathe and dance and dream. In a career that is now in its fourth decade, Katz has mastered multiple Grammy-winning albums and authored the authoritative text, Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science. On June 8th, Katz will present a full-day seminar, Bob Till You Drop, in Rome, that will greatly raise the perceptions and increase the skill sets of participants.

The event will take place at Auditorium Della Discoteca Di Stato one day before TC Electronic will hold a two-day mastering seminar in the same space that will feature Katz, George Massenburg, and other mastering luminaries as keynote speakers. The cost of Katz’s more

SYMNET 8X8 DSP AWARDED MASTERPIECE STATUS AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN ZAGREB

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ZAGREB, CROATIA – APRIL 2011: The Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb – Croatia’s largest city and its capital – recently moved to a new Igor Franic-designed building that took six years to complete. Well worth the wait, the new MCA is a marvel to experience, from the gigantic LED display that covers its western facade, to the open and airy exhibition spaces, and to the amenities, which include a library, a multimedia hall, a bookstore, a cafe, and a restaurant. The total floor space is 161,000 square feet, of which a third is devoted to exhibition space. Local A/V designer and integrator JSN Comon delivered a sophisticated, but easy-to-use sound reinforcement system that centers on SymNet open-architecture digital signal processing.

Maroje Sardelich, sound engineer with JSN Comon, oversaw the design and installation of the comprehensive system, which provides sound reinforcement more

On Stage Audio Goes “Multi-cellular? with Martin Audio MLA™

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LAS VEGAS, NV – May 5, 2011 – Martin Audio and On Stage Audio (“OSA?) today announced OSA’s purchase of a 54-box Martin Audio MLA™ Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array system. With this purchase, OSA joins North Carolina-based Special Event Services (“SES?) as key North American members in the growing MLA worldwide network. OSA plans to station its MLA system across both its Chicago and Las Vegas facilities.

“OSA and MLA are a perfect fit,? said Mark Graham, LOUD’s CEO “Show after show, the MLA has drawn enthusiastic attention from the Pro Audio community and audience members alike. By delivering an unprecedented level of coverage, consistency, and fidelity through its true generation-2 technology, MLA has reset the standard, and expectations, above legacy live sound equipment. And true to their first-to-move strategy, Mario (Educate, OSA President and owner) and Jim (Risgin, Vice President) immediately saw the potential that MLA offered them to more

Califone® Launches Titanium™ Series Washable Headphones and Headsets at 2011 InfoComm

SAN FERNANDO, Calif., May 4, 2011 – Califone® International, Inc. (http://www.califone.com), a leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of A/V products and accessories since 1947, is proud to announce that it will launch its new Titanium™ Series washable headphones and headsets during InfoComm 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 4117. This is the first product of its kind to offer call centers, houses of worship, museums, and other institutions the ability to wash headphones and headsets without having to worry about damaging sensitive electronic equipment.

“No other headphone or headsets on the market can be washed, making the new Titanium Series unlike any other headphone or headset products previously offered,? said Tim Ridgway, Califone VP of marketing. “The fact that this series offers washable options is incredibly appealing to call centers, religious organizations and businesses looking to improve users’ more

NAB Show Goes Live and On-Demand Online with Digital Rapids Transcode Manager and TouchStream

Digital Rapids LogoApril 13, 2011 — NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL6010: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — is providing the encoding capabilities powering live and on-demand video of the 2011 NAB Show on the official show website, www.nabshow.com. Expanding upon the on-demand content featured on the site during previous events, the NAB Show is for the first time featuring official daily webcasts, live from the show floor. The automated, high-performance Digital Rapids Transcode Manager software is being used in the production of on-demand content for the third consecutive year, while the TouchStream portable live streaming appliance is being used for encoding and streaming of the live webcasts.

Production teams are capturing and editing video throughout the event, including daily highlights packages; feature segments from the exhibition floor; selections from NAB sessions, luncheons and keynotes; interviews and more. The Transcode Manager software transforms the finished video segments into the formats required for online viewing. The resulting high-quality media files are then delivered to content distribution provider Highwinds for on-demand delivery to viewers through the Show’s website. more

VMP’s New “Extra Medium? Flat Panel Tilt Wall Mount Now Shipping

VMP FP-XMFT “extra medium? flat panel wall mount with tilt

Easy-to-Install and Sitting Just 2.3 Inches from the Wall, VMP’s FP-XMFT with Tilt Capabilities Holds Most 32- to 52-Inch Flat Panels up to 120 lbs.

STEVENSVILLE, Md., April 11, 2011 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, CI, commercial, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce its new FP-XMFT “extra medium? flat panel wall mount with tilt capabilities is now shipping. With an MSRP of $108.95, the low profile FP-XMFT holds most medium-sized flat panels from 32- to 52-inches and up to 120 lbs.

“The FP-XMFT is the latest in our line of popular low profile wall mounts,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “Handling most mid-size flat panels from 32- to 52-inches, its adjustable rails more

Digital Rapids Previews Next Generation of High-Volume Transcoding Software with Cloud Support, Intelligent Automation and More

Transcode Manager 2.0 powered by new Kayak application foundation

Digital Rapids LogoApril 11, 2011 — NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL6010: Digital Rapids has unveiled version 2.0 of the award-winning Digital Rapids Transcode Manager enterprise-class, multi-screen media file transcoding software. Transcode Manager 2.0, built on the groundbreaking new Kayak application platform, combines outstanding quality, intelligent automation and exceptional performance for transforming high volumes of media between acquisition, production, archive and distribution formats. New features include powerful, logic-driven process automation; greater deployment flexibility; and seamless scalability beyond facilities into the cloud.

In addition to previews of Transcode Manager 2.0 in Digital Rapids’ booth (SL6010) at the 2011 NAB Show, the new cloud transcoding capabilities running on the Windows Azure platform will be demonstrated by Digital Rapids in the partner demonstration area of Microsoft Corp.’s booth, SL3812. more

Digital Rapids Unveils Quartet of New Products and Upgrades for Live Multi-Screen Encoding and Streaming

Digital Rapids LogoApril 10, 2011 — NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL6010: Digital Rapids has unveiled a wide array of new products and enhancements in the company’s comprehensive range of encoders for live multi-screen delivery. The new offerings include the launch of the StreamZ Live IP encoder for repurposing live IP-based inputs; significant performance increases in the StreamZHD Live ABR adaptive streaming encoder; new remote management capabilities for the TouchStream live streaming appliance; and a preview of a new hybrid encoder, extending Digital Rapids’ proven, multi-screen encoding benefits into ‘traditional’ television applications in the broadcast, cable, satellite and telco markets.

From IP to Multi-Screen

StreamZ Live IPStreamZ Live IP offers the superior output quality, outstanding reliability and flexible output format support of Digital Rapids’ StreamZ Live encoder series in a dedicated configuration for transcoding live IP-based sources. StreamZ Live IP’s rich output capabilities allow content owners to easily repurpose contributed source feeds for revenue-expanding multi-screen content distribution opportunities. more

TEXAS STUDIO INSTALLS NEW 1608

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – APRIL 2011: Established in 1998, The Bubble recording studio has recently joined the ranks of API 1608 owners across the world. Their new 16-channel 1608 analog console is in good company. The Texas studio already owned an array of API equipment, including a 3124+, four 550b discrete 4-band EQs and two 560 graphic EQs.

“We have been using API gear for a long time,” said Alex Lyon, co-owner and co-engineer of The Bubble, “so we knew the sound and build quality were things we liked. We had never heard or seen a 1608, but just knowing it was an API was enough to sell us.”

The Bubble, which has recorded artists such as Jet, the Dandy Warhols, and Fastball, was acoustically designed by Mark Genfan at Acoustic Spaces to provide superior sound. According to Lyon, the studio’s more

LIBERTY AV GIVES EASTERN SALES NEW DIRECTION

Alan Richards takes charge on the Right Coast

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Alan Richards

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

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