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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

Special Free Networking Seminar in Orlando for Consultants and Integrators

The explosive growth of computer networking technology (IT) has produced huge benefits for many industries, and the A/V market is no exception. The advantages of digital media networking have been clear for some time, but until now many felt that there were too many limitations and too much to learn in order to make the switch.

Peavey® Commercial Audio, and Audinate along with Allen and Heath, Lab.gruppen, and media partner Sound & Communications, will be presenting a morning of insightful and real world presentations by the industries top A/V manufacturers on Tuesday June 14 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Rosen Centre in Orlando.

The conference also includes the European award winning A/V design consultant Stefan Mathias of the Hartmann + Mathais Partnership. Stefan will also be speaking about their Goethe University AV installation in Frankfurt, which recently won a Sinus Award (“System Integrations Award”) at this year’s more

ASHLY AUDIO’S PÊMA INSTALLED IN BARCELONA’S HOTTEST NEW RESTAURANTS

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 2011: Two new hybrid restaurant-bars have stolen the limelight in Barcelona, Spain. Situated in the resurgent neighborhood of El Poble-sec, Tickets and 41° share the same prestigious proprietors, a roof & a wall, and a hi-fi sound system that parallels the ultra-modern, utterly-hip décor. Taken together, the sonic and visual vibe suggests the patron is savoring cuisine and quaffing libations of a promised and glorious future. Indeed, the New York Times listed Tickets as one of the “Ten Restaurants Worth a Plane Ride,” and would-be revelers at the ever-packed 41° will be turned away unless they secured a reservation in advance. Though separately zoned, the two establishments rely on a single, two-rack space Ashly pêma powered processor for all input conditioning, matrix mixing, loudspeaker conditioning, and amplification. It works tirelessly in the background, like a seasoned party planner, to make sure everybody at Tickets and 41° more

METRIC HALO GOES TO THE THEATER

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – MAY 2011: As the owner and operator of Paper Street Audio Company, Paul Kavicky has carved a satisfying niche for himself in the world of major theatrical productions, where he serves as production audio engineer and, beyond that, guru of all things audio. Indeed, his latest appointment with the Threesixty Theater’s production of Peter Pan has placed him at the FOH position for over 350 shows spanning four cities throughout the US in over a year-and-a-half. Much of Kavicky’s work back at his well-appointed home studio is related to the theater, creating and recording sound effects and voiceovers. After a thorough search of the available solutions, Kavicky leapt at Metric Halo’s FireWire interfaces. Citing superior audio quality, a road-worthy build, and rock-solid driver support, he outfitted Paper Street Audio Company with six Metric Halo interfaces with eight inputs/outputs each: four 2882s, one LIO-8, and one top-of-the-line ULN-8.
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