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Audinate and Focusrite Launch RedNet at NAMM 2011

Portland, OR.-January 19, 2011- Audinate and Focusrite have teamed up to create a new suite of products targeted for the professional studio environment. Focusrite launched RedNet at the NAMM 2011 show in Anaheim, CA.

The Focusrite RedNet range initially comprises five products, all of which incorporate Audinate’s patented Dante networking technology. Four products include high-quality, versatile interfaces that deliver the traditional Focusrite performance, where sound is everything, while providing exceptional value for money. Accompanying these is the Dante RedNet PCI Express card, enabling ultra low-latency audio – under three milliseconds at any sample rate.

Audinate’s DanteTM technology provides the perfect infrastructure for RedNet, providing robust, reliable and high performance network architecture with easily-sourced, standard components, most of which will already be familiar to audio engineering professionals. Dante allows interfaces to be located a significant distance away from the host computer, and thus placed in locations determined by more

Soundcraft Extends Digital Console Range with Si Compact 16 at NAMM

Positioned as the digital mixing solution for all sizes of sound company or user, the new Soundcraft Si Compact Series is a power-packed range of digital consoles that brings all the experience of Soundcraft’s digital mixing platforms to a very affordable price level for tour sound, corporate event, house of worship and theatre applications, amongst others.

At the NAMM show Keith Watson, Harman’s Marketing Director for Mixers said, “We’ve had a fantastic reaction to the 24 fader model launched at PLASA in September. Being 19? rack mounted, the 16 is our response to massive demand from our clients in live sound including Houses of Worship, installed systems, theatres and corporate events.?

With full DSP functionality built-in to a small-footprint chassis, the Si Compact range provides up to 40 inputs to mix in 3 frame sizes. Motorized faders with patented Soundcraft FaderGlow™ operate on two layers, but the more

Crown Audio Bolsters Senior Management Team With New Leadership For Sales, Operations, General Management

In a series of appointments to improve its organization and its end-product, Crown Audio today announced decisive steps to reinforce its senior management team. New leaders have been added as the company implements continual improvement initiatives in fundamental disciplines including sales, operations and general management. John Fitzgerald, Vice President of Program Management at Harman Professional, will take the additional position of General Manager for Harman’s Elkhart, IN based Amplifier Business Unit and will be responsible for all aspects of Crown Audio’s business. John Batliner, Vice President of Sales for Harman’s High Performance Audio Video group, will assume additional responsibilities as Vice President of Sales for Crown Audio and Matt Bush, previously Director of Sales for Crown Audio is appointed Senior Director of Operations for Crown Audio. According to Rob Urry, Vice President of Harman Professional’s Amplifier and Processing Business Unit, today’s appointments will position Crown Audio for consistent development and more

ASHLY’S NEW KLR SERIES AMPLIFIERS RAISE THE BAR FOR PERFORMANCE, RELIABILITY AND VALUE

klr_amplifier.JPGWEBSTER, NEW YORK: Ashly Audio continues its proud tradition of manufacturing reliable, high-performance, cost-effective amplifiers with the new KLR Series. Incorporating the latest technologies to deliver both quality and value, the KLR Series amplifiers are unique in their combination of high efficiency, high power, and light weight at a surprisingly low price point. The two-channels KLR Series amps, which range from 1000 to 2000 watts per channel at two ohms, are ideal for both professional audio and fixed performance installations that require sonic perfection across the audible spectrum.

The KLR-2000, KLR-3200, and KLR-4000 are optimized to deliver high levels of sustained power, extraordinary audio performance, and road-proven reliability into two, four or eight ohm loads in bridged, stereo, or parallel mono modes. Each unit uses a state-of-the-art Switch Mode Power Supply that assures users of flawless lows, punchy mids, and pristine highs, while more

API INTRODUCES THE CHANNEL STRIP

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JESSUP, MARYLAND: One of the highlights of the recent AES convention in San Francisco was API’s introduction of its brand-new Channel Strip. The API Channel Strip includes a 512C mic pre, the famous 550a EQ, the 527 compressor and the 325 line driver, all well-known and highly-coveted pieces in their own right, now packaged together. Each processing piece can be switched in or bypassed individually, and a flip switch allows the compressor to be placed after the EQ if desired. Additional features include an insert point, side chain input, multiple metering locations, and the famous API 2520/transformer combination.

“There was a need for a leaner, meaner version of the API 7600 that could serve as a stand-alone unit, with just the right features necessary for a comprehensive audio channel,” said Larry Droppa, API president. “We picked all the more

TRANSAUDIO GROUP TO DISTRIBUTE SONODYNE

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 2011: TransAudio Group, distributor of the world’s finest professional audio recording equipment, announces that it will distribute Indian-made Sonodyne loudspeakers to the U.S. market. Sonodyne’s initial offerings include self-powered studio nearfield monitors with five-, six-an-a-half-, and eight-inch woofers, as well as a subwoofer and a bass-management system. Apart from their noteworthy origin – Sonodyne is arguably the leading electronics manufacturer rooted in the burgeoning Indian economy – users will find the monitors well designed, built from premium components, and remarkably affordable. TransAudio Group takes great pride on bringing the first Indian pro audio company to the U.S. at NAMM 2011 and establishing Sonodyne as a significant player in the U.S. nearfield monitor marketplace.

Ashoke Mukherjee founded Sonodyne in the late 1960s, and over the decades his company won acclaim in India and around the world for more

WEBSITE LAUNCH: GENTLEMEN, WE HAVE REBUILT IT. BETTER, STRONGER, FASTER www.Symetrix.co

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JANUARY 2011: Symetrix, specializing in professional audio DSP hardware and software, starts off the new year with the launch of a top-notch website to serve the audio professional at www.symetrix.co. Intuitive and quick to navigate, visitors to the site find specific information or downloads, are seldom more than two clicks away.

“Users will find that navigating the new site is clean, clear, and intuitive,” said Dane Butcher, founder and president of Symetrix. “Despite its feel of simplicity, the site delivers a wealth of highly relevant and usable content. A great example is a collection of tools that allow users to perfectly match products to specific applications or venues.”

Download free software, explore the well organized “Compare all Products” matrix, access the specifications and images to complete a bid, and search the press releases for a name or two of Symetrix installations to drop with your more

GEERT BEVIN ENJOYS METRIC HALO’S LIVE AND STUDIO PERFORMANCE

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MANAGE, BELGIUM – JANUARY 2011: Geert Bevin has been coding computers and making music since he was twelve years old. Now a few decades later, Bevin splits his time between Eigenlabs, where he is a senior developer on the EigenD system in support of the revolutionary Eigenharp electronic instrument, and his indie-pop-rock band Flytecase. Both passions fully utilize his technical expertise and his cultured aesthetic sensibilities. Bevin relies on Metric Halo FireWire interfaces – one 2882, one ULN-2, and one ULN-8 – as well as Metric Halo’s DSP capabilities to deliver exacting recordings in the studio and sophisticated setups on stage.

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Bevin typically uses the Metric Halo 2882 on one MacBook Pro and the Metric Halo ULN-2 and ULN-8 on a second MacBook Pro. The Metric Halo +DSP licenses allow him to not only take advantage of the interfaces’ superior mic preamps, DIs, and converter technology, but also their more

Neutrik® USA Introduces Water-Resistant, Versatile Multimedia Connector Series at Winter NAMM 2011

New line of USB, FireWire and HDMI data solutions meet industry’s growing demand for flexible audio accessories

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 14, 2011 — In an effort to meet the burgeoning demand for USB, FireWire and HDMI connector solutions from the professional audio industry, Neutrik® USA, the leading manufacturer of professional audio, video, data and industrial connectors, is introducing a rugged new line of Multimedia Data Connectors at this year’s Winter NAMM 2011 (Booth 6320, Hall A). The connectors offer a versatile and flexible solution for the transmission of any digital TV and PC video format including high-definition video (HDTV). more

The RapcoHorizon Company and Taylor Guitars Turn Up the Volume with the VCable at Winter NAMM 2011

Industry’s Best Instrument Cable Including a Built-in Volume Control

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 13, 2011 ― The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, together with Taylor Guitars, proudly present the new VCable, a volume control instrument cable, at Winter NAMM 2011 (Booth 4568, Hall C). Ideal for any performer, the high-quality VCable is the best solution in the industry for offering a built-in volume control right on the cable. more

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