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Mac West Group Earns Community’s Rep of the Year Award

Mac West Group Earns Community’s Rep of the Year Award

L to R: Community’s Rod Falconer, Mac West’s Zeke Luna and Steve McNeil, and Community’s Julia Lee

Anaheim, CA – At this year’s NAMM Convention, Community Professional Loudspeakers bestowed their annual Rep of the Year Award on Long Beach, CA-based Mac West Group.

“Mac West has been instrumental in some of our most important projects in Southern California and Arizona, and we’re proud to have them in our corner,” said Rod Falconer, Community’s Western Regional Manager.

“We were surprised and delighted to get this award,” added Mac West’s Principal Steve McNeil. “It is a pleasure and privilege to work with a group of professionals as talented and dedicated as the people at Community. Their outstanding support for us, and for our customers out in more

THE DAMNED THINGS RECORDED WITH METRIC HALO ULN-8 MIC

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK: Rob Caggiano is perhaps best known as the guitarist for heavy metal icon Anthrax, but those in the scene know he is responsible for some of the best-produced albums of the last decade, including We’ve Come For You All by Anthrax, Hunter by A Life Once Lost, Glitter In The Gutter by Jesse Malin (featuring Bruce Springsteen) and the Grammy-nominated Nymphetamine by Cradle of Filth, among many, many others. Most recently, Rob is busy producing and engineering the forthcoming debut album for his new band The Damned Things which features himself and Scott Ian of Anthrax together with members of Fall Out Boy and Every Time I Die. To perfect the guitar and bass sounds on the band’s forthcoming album to be released on Island/Def Jam, Caggiano stepped up from his longtime favorite interface, a Metric Halo ULN-2, more

METRIC HALO’S ULN-8 TRANSCENDS ALL PREVIOUS DEFINITIONS OF AUDIOPHILE QUALITY ON EQUINOX

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CONGERS, NEW YORK – JANUARY 2011: Soundkeeper Recordings is a beautiful amalgamation of old and new. Veteran recording, mixing, and mastering engineer Barry Diament (Bob Marley, Pete Townshend, Led Zeppelin and on and on and on) founded the fledgling record label and expertly handles all of its technical tasks. On the one hand, Diament reaches back more than half a century, to a time when sound engineers viewed their art as the capturing of what were, first and foremost, live events. Diament records the artists on Soundkeeper Recordings’ roster in beautiful acoustic spaces using only a pair of microphones. Described as “recording without a net,” the musicians, with direction from producer Diament, determine every aspect of the “mix” as they play, with no hope for a technical save in the form of a punch-in or overdub. On the other hand, Diament relies more

AKG Voted Best Microphone and Headphones At SOS Awards During NAMM

Underscoring a commitment to provide the most reliable and highest performing products to the professional audio industry, AKG earned two 2011 SOS Awards during Winter NAMM. Voted Best Microphone and Best Headphones by Sound on Sound readers, the AKG C414XLS and AKG K240, represent the continued versatility, quality and leading technology AKG offers professionals around the world.

“The SOS awards provide an opportunity for those in the audio trenches to honestly grade the equipment they use on a daily basis and AKG is proud to offer our customers the year’s Best Microphone and Best Headphones,? stated Alfred Reinprecht, VP marketing and product development, AKG. “Knowing Sound on Sound readers are using AKG microphones in real-world applications, as they were designed and the Best Microphone and Best Headphones awards support AKG’s constant pursuit of the best, most reliable equipment in the industry.?

The awards recognize the best recording technology more

Think global, act local – Norway’s projectiondesign® gears up for unprecedented growth

projectiondesign set for growth - its Norwegian HQ will continue to open its doors for customers who want to consult with us on the best approach to take to a project, and who want to see our development of leading-edge projection technology at first hand.

projectiondesign set for growth – its Norwegian HQ will continue to open its doors for customers who want to consult with us on the best approach to take to a project, and who want to see our development of leading-edge projection technology at first hand.

Series of strategic appointments reflects manufacturer’s long-term ambitions.

projectiondesign is embarking on a series of strategic appointments, which will lay the foundations for an ambitious programme of global growth and development.

“People like us – they like our products, our solutions, our innovation,? comments Anders Løkke, more

METRIC HALO LIO-8 CONVERTER WINS TEC AWARD • COMPANY CELEBRATES WITH 25% DISCOUNT

lio_8_front.JPGHOPEWELL JUNCTION – JANUARY 2011: Metric Halo has earned an Outstanding Technical Achievement award by the TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Foundation for the Digital Converter Technology of its LIO-8 AD-DA. The foundation announced the award at January’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The win adds satisfaction to the honor of Metric Halo’s three previous TEC nominations for its SpectraFoo sound analysis software, its ULN-2 +DSP combination multi-channel mic pre/converter/processor, and its ChannelStrip multi-platform plug-in. To celebrate the victory, Metric Halo will offer the LIO-8 and its technological sibling, the ULN-8, at an amazing 25% discount, through all Metric Halo sales channels, from January 24 through February 18, 2011. So, as they say, act now.

The Metric Halo LIO-8 is an eight-in AD, ten-out DA FireWire converter with eight channels of AES I/O that supports up to 192 kHz sample rates. Every aspect more

SYMNET PROCESSORS DELIVER AUDIO WIZARDRY AT THE VISIA DUBROVNIK 5D THEATRUM

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DUBROVNIK, CROATIA – JANUARY 2011: The history of Dubrovnik, a walled port city on the Adriatic Sea in modern-day Croatia, runs deep. Its origins are controversial, but it is thousands of years old and has weathered centuries of control from an array of nations and empires, as well as centuries of independent rule. It was one of the first nation states to outlaw slavery and has enjoyed political neutrality amid its often-turbulent surroundings. Although an earthquake destroyed much of Dubrovnik’s ancient architecture in the seventeenth century, some still stands and the remainder claims a longer history than any extant city in the New World. Visia Dubrovnik 5D Theatrum (VD5T) celebrates the city’s rich heritage with state-of-the-art experiential technology, including a 3D projection theater with vibrating seats and wind effect plus the ability to deliver up to nine different languages simultaneously. Tehnozavod-Marusic d.o.o. of Zagreb, Croatia designed and installed the A/V more

METRIC HALO AND PRO TOOLS 9 – TOGETHER AT LAST

mh_black.JPGHOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 2010: With the introduction of Pro Tools 9, Metric Halo’s entire line of high-end audio interfaces is not only compatible with the ubiquitous software platform, but fully-integrated as well, providing hardware configuration that is both accessed and saved within the Pro Tools environment. Renowned among audio professionals who demand transparent mic preamps, transcendent AD and DA conversion, and organic DSP, the Metric Halo interfaces are available in a range of I/O counts, feature sets, and price points. In addition, they are also arguably the most stable interfaces available, winning the trust of users who rely on them in live situations.

“Of course, Metric Halo was ready for Pro Tools 9 on day one,” said Allen Rowand, Metric Halo’s field operative, “All of our products feature fully supported low-latency CoreAudio drivers and an RTAS version of the unique more

IN THE MIX GETS INDIA’s FIRST API 1608 ANALOG CONSOLE

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MUMBAI, INDIA – JANUARY 2011: When considering equipment for his new studio, iconic Indian playback singer Hariharan sought an analog console that would produce a different sound than that of the various small, all-digital studios throughout the region. After researching and testing out several mixing desks, he and his sound engineer/producer KJ Singh decided that In the Mix needed an API 1608.

“We’d used an API Legacy console at Phase One Studios in Toronto to mix Hariharan’s last album, Jab Kabhi Bolna, so we got to appreciate the full API experience then,” said Singh. According to Singh, when the duo finished demo’ing their console options they found that the 1608 delivered the sound needed to set their productions apart from the competition.

“It just had that sound,” said Singh. “Plus, the 1608 has a small footprint, but is very big more

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McGILL UNIVERSITY’S SCHULICH SCHOOL OF MUSIC ADDS API VISION CONSOLE

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MONTRÉAL, CANADA – JANUARY 2011: With graduates such as Richard King, Jeff Wolpert and John Sorensen, the McGill University Graduate Program in Sound Recording is among the most prestigious audio engineering programs in the world. In fact, the program only admits seven new students each academic year, all of whom must hold bachelor’s degrees in music. Because the program is part of McGill’s Schulich School of Music, its students have always had numerous opportunities to record top-tier musicians and ensembles from many different genres and backgrounds. Now, they will have countless opportunities to do that recording on one of the highest-quality consoles available – a 64-channel API Vision.

“The Schulich School of Music recently completed a new building,” explained Prof. Wieslaw Woszczyk, who founded the recording program in 1979. “We now have three recording studios, four concert hall recording spaces, an ear-training lab, post-production suites and a multichannel audio more

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