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THE PALLADIUM PAGES WITH SYMNET

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All Pro Sound, Pensacola, Florida programmed and installed the Symetrix SymNet-based paging system at the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.

CARMEL, INDIANA – JULY 2011: With stunning architecture, flawless acoustics, and well-planned accessibility, the recently-completed $118 million Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the premier venues of New York, Los Angeles, and the world. Its location – Carmel, Indiana, a prominent suburb of Indianapolis – promises to reconfigure the geography of high culture. Already, the 1,600-seat, shoe-box-shaped venue has booked the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma, Tony Bennett, Crystal Gayle, Spyro Gyra, Herbie Hancock, Pilobolus, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Isaak, Bruce Hornsby, and Bill Cosby, among many, many others. Consistent with the “cut no corners” philosophy that guided every other decision, the Palladium’s backstage and lobby paging system is built on Symetrix SymNet audio processing and Symetrix ARC wall panel remotes. It provides sophisticated, yet intuitive, paging from all strategic positions to ensure the high production values expected of the Palladium.

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CUSTOM CONFIGURED ASHLY AUDIO DSP IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF CARL TATZ DESIGN’S AWARD-WINNING PHANTOMFOCUS(tm) SYSTEM MONITORING PROTOCOL

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Nashville’s Blue Grotto.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JULY 2011: In science fiction stories, the world is often populated by secret wormholes – magical confluences in space and time that can transport people to other planes of existence. Such wormholes provide a nice analogy to the proprietary PhantomFocusTM System monitor tuning protocol of acoustician, studio designer, and all-around sonic sorcerer Carl Tatz. Tatz’ ingenious tuning system, which is a multi-dimensional mixture of hardware, knowledge, and application, can deliver “the sweet spot from God” in any studio control room, from the newest multi-million dollar mega-studio to the humblest of bedroom arrangements. Recently, two of Tatz’ PhantomFocus System installations earned Mix Magazine’s “Class of 2011″ Studio Design Awards. Like most PhantomFocus System installations, Carl Tatz relies on an Ashly Audio signal processor engine to deliver a perfectly tuned sweet spot, which more

DANLEY JERICHO AND GENESIS HORNS PROVIDE LIFT-OFF FOR POLAND’S SAUCER-SHAPED SPODEK ARENA

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Danley Jericho and Genesis horns backed by TH-118 subs and SH-50 full-range loudspeakers deliver fidelity and high volume at Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland the area’s premiere venue for sporting and entertainment events.

KATOWICE, POLAND – JULY 2011: In an age where arenas are named in honor of the often colorless corporations that put up the most money, Poland’s legendary Spodek arena stands as an inspiring counter-example. Translated literally as “Saucer,” the forty year-old building bears an uncanny resemblance to a tilted UFO in flight. Everything about Spodek serves as an honorable foundation to the cultural touchstones of entertainment and sports that find an audience there daily. Every major musical act that tours through Poland is sure to play Spodek, and the arena hosts a range of athletic events, including the recent 2009 EuroBasket championship. At that more

TRANSAUDIO GROUP MOVES TO ACCOMMODATE GROWTH

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(From left) Shown in their new warehouse digs are Richard Bowman-Sales Manager, Todd Peterson-Operations Manager, Janis Lunde-CFO, and Brad Lunde-President of TransAudio Group.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 2011: High-end pro audio distributor TransAudio Group recently moved to a new, more expansive office space, virtually a stone’s throw from its old facilities. The new TransAudio Group headquarters is located at 7340 Smoke Ranch Road, Suite A in fabulous Las Vegas. The move more than doubles TransAudio Group’s floor space, adding nearly 3,000 square feet devoted mostly to warehousing with the addition of several new offices and demo rooms.

Within the new space TransAudio Group will house the highly-coveted offerings from A Designs, ATC, BOCK Audio, Chameleon Labs, Crane Song, Daking, Dave Hill Designs, Drawmer, GML, Lehmann Audio, Pauly Superscreen, SABRA-SOM, Sonodyne, SoundField and TUBE-TECH.

TransAudio Group’s move reflects the company’s strong growth. “We’ve found ways to grow our brands despite a tough market,” said TransAudio Group president and pro audio veteran Brad Lunde. “I believe more

JAY RUSTON FINDS METRIC HALO CHANNELSTRIP IN TIME FOR ANTHRAX’ NEW ALBUM, WORSHIP MUSIC

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – JULY 2011: Producer and engineer Jay Ruston has been recording and mixing tracks for artists such as The Donnas, Jars of Clay, Steel Panther, and Meatloaf for going on twenty years. He has watched the technology that is championed by the industry shift and evolve, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. He hangs onto the better bits. For example, Ruston is an avid (ha!) user of Pro Tools, which he pairs with a Trident console for analog summing. Recently, while working with Anthrax on their forthcoming release, Worship Music, Ruston found Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip plug-in, which combines the classic frequency and dynamics tools found on the monster analog consoles of yore. Together with Anthrax producer and guitarist Rob Caggiano, Ruston recorded and mixed the album.

“I heard about Metric Halo and specifically, ChannelStrip, from Rob and from an article I was more

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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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

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

ENGINEER SAM LAKEMAN AND IRISH FOLK SINGER CARA DILLON JOIN THE RANKS OF METRIC HALO ULN-8 USERS

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FROME, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 2011: For anyone who lives to make music and pines for a soulmate, it would be hard not to envy Irish folk vocalist Cara Dillon and her husband Sam Lakeman. The two met in the band Equation and quickly left to walk – as seen in hindsight – a sure and steady path to artistic, commercial, and familial success. Winning dozens of awards and countless accolades, Dillon’s otherworldly voice takes the spotlight, and the duo have created and produced four solid albums on Rough Trade Records and, now, their own Charcoal Records. Lakeman also serves as the recording engineer in their second floor (this fact will become important) home studio. Tired of cobbling together equipment and re-jiggering routing on menu-heavy digital boxes, Lakeman purchased the powerful Metric Halo ULN-8 combination mic pre, converter and DSP. But from the time he would receive it to the 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

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