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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

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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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

ASHLY AUDIO’S KLR AMPLIFIERS A HIT AT NYC’S NEWEST HOTSPOT – TAMMANY HALL

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 2011: Like a self-assured CEO of a Fortune 500 company walking into the PTA meeting at their kid’s school, Tammany Hall recently opened on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and immediately asserted itself as a formidable player in the local music scene. Its owners have created a number of successful clubs in New York City and across the country, most notably Crash Mansion, also on the LES. Tammany Hall delivers a wide selection of excellent beers and mixed drinks across three floors: an upstairs balcony, a prohibition-style basement lounge, and a main room with a generous stage. The owners gutted and rebuilt the interior to distance Tammany Hall from the space’s previous long-term resident, The Annex. Similarly, they hired Paul Bell of PBell Sound to completely redesign the new club’s sound system. Bell relied on Ashly Audio’s new high-power, low-cost KLR-Series amplifies, as well as more

64-CHANNEL API VISION SOLD TO 25TH STREET RECORDING

JESSUP, MARYLAND – MARCH 2011: API is pleased to announce the recent sale of a 64-channel Vision console to Dave Lichtenstein, owner of 25th Street Recording. Lichtenstein is a musician (former John Cale drummer, original Cowboy Mouth frontman) engineer (former Skyline Studios staff) and producer. 25th Street Recording is located in downtown Oakland, California, and is slated to open this summer.

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.) Established more than 40 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Series and 1608 recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment. www.apiaudio.com

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

ADRIAN BELEW CENTERS NEW STUDIO ON THE METRIC HALO ULN-8 INTERFACE

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK: Adrian Belew is a guitar virtuoso without peer. The flame of his long career, which produced enduring magic with Frank Zappa, Talking Heads, and David Bowie in front of thirty years at the head of foundational progressive rock band King Crimson, burns as brightly now as it ever has. Respected for his ability to produce tones and sounds with a guitar that bear no resemblance to the instrument’s usual output, Belew draws crowds around the world with his independent work. He recently completed a home studio, centered on a pair of eight-channel Metric Halo ULN-8 interfaces with studio-grade mic preamps, where he is currently recording his forthcoming album.

Daniel Rowland, who obtained his Masters of Fine Arts in Music Recording & Technology from Middle Tennessee State University and currently teaches at The Art Institute of Tennessee and at The Online Audio School, 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

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