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A-Designs Audio Inc. Launches JM-3001 Preamp/EQ at NAMM

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ANAHEIM, California – January 2011 – NAMM stand #6280 — Equally ideal for both studio recording and live sound use, the JM-3001 from A-Designs Audio is a versatile preamplifier, equalizer and instrument input housed in a single-rack-space frame.

Hand-built in the US, the new A-Designs device features three inputs — microphone, instrument and EQ/insert — which may be used together or independently. The product is also equipped with a highly musical three-band parametric EQ and high/low filters, as well as two independent transformer balanced outputs (microphone and EQ). more

Billy Idol Band Discovers AKG Digital Wireless

Guitarists Steve Stevens and Billy Morrison Make Booth Appearance At Winter NAMM

Summing up a successful international tour with Billy Idol, guitar players Steve Stevens and Billy Morrison hold AKG responsible for clear, fat-sounding guitars and sound that doesn’t drop out. With an AKG DSR700 wireless system receiver, the two internationally acclaimed artists brought Billy Idol’s music to life in front of hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide.

While reviewing three sets of wireless microphone systems on tour, Stevens and Morrison were unable to find their ideal sound without experiencing frequent dropout. After Stevens read about the AKG DSR700, AKG Product Manager Wireless-Tour-Install at JBL, Joseph Wagoner demoed the wireless system to the band mates.

“It’s absolutely night and day,? stated Stevens, comparing AKG wireless systems to those he previously used on tour. “I am still shocked as to just how much difference the DRS700 wireless more

Neutrik USA Receives ISO 9001 Certification

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 10, 2011 – Neutrik USA (Winter NAMM 2011, Booth 6320, Hall A), the leading manufacturer of professional audio, video, data and industrial connectors, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the coveted ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems certification from the International Organization for Standardization. more

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BILLIKEN GROUP ANNOUNCES WHITE PAPER SERIES

LAS VEGAS – CES – January 7, 2011 – Billiken Group, LLC announced the release of Listen Up – The Lamberti Report: Informative Reviews of Today’s Business Issues Through a Series of White Papers.

As a complement to its management consulting, training, and recruitment efforts, Billiken’s Listen Up – The Lamberti Report will be prepared under the direction of Allan R. Lamberti, CSP, Founder and Managing Principal.

The first report, Fast Food Restaurant Communications Systems: An Opportunity In Search of A Manufacturer, establishes the business case for an interested manufacturer to enter this A/V market segment. “With only three main manufacturers in this arena, there is an opportunity for an additional A/V equipment supplier to enter and capture significant market share,? stated Allan R. Lamberti, Billiken Group’s Founder & Managing Principal.

Billiken Group will provide all White Papers as free downloads at its website: BillikenGroup.com

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Neutrik® USA, Inc. Expands Operations With Opening Of New Facility

Larger Location Supports Company’s Growth, Streamlines Workflow and Increases Service Training

CHARLOTTE, NC, JANUARY 6, 2011 – Neutrik® USA, the leading manufacturer of professional audio, video, data and industrial connectors, is proud to announce the opening of its new, larger U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The company relocated and settled into its 25,000-square-foot facility on January 3, 2011, where it will continue its history of more than 22 years of providing the highest quality professional audio, video, data and industrial connectors. Executives from Neutrik USA will be available to discuss the new location in further detail during Winter NAMM 2011 at Booth 6320, Hall A. more

CAD Variable Pattern Technology Now Compatible W/ Biamp Audia/Nexia DSP

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Anaheim, CA–– The future of microphone polar pattern control is now taking shape with CAD Audio’s Remote Variable Pattern products now featuring Biamp Audia and Nexia Digital Audio Platforms.
CAD Audio Variable Pattern Control microphones can be set up using a custom control block located within the Biamp design software. This control block can be adjusted on the fly, built into system presets or accessed from a remote location via IP. The Custom Variable Pattern Control Blocks are included with each Remote Variable Pattern mic by CAD Audio, a line that currently includes the 2220VP, 2600VP, 2700VP and 2800VP mics.
The 2220VP is a boundary “Button? microphone designed to be installed in tables, walls or ceilings for use in conference and meeting room applications. It can also be used in observation and ambient monitoring audio systems. The remote variable pattern provides ultimate flexibility for multi-use rooms and establishing the more

Carver Professional Returns With High-Power Recording Amps

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Anaheim, CA––Long a standard for professional amplification, Carver Professional will be at Winter NAMM with the new Xi Series professional power amplifiers and a line of powered speakers.
Carver’s new Xi Series are specifically designed for high power recording studio applications. They provide accurate, high quality audio reproduction from a meticulous Class AB layout and design.
Features for the Xi Series include: stable 2ohm operation; ultra-quiet variable speed fan cooling; a 7 LED level display, per channel, including signal present and clip indicators, and Power Ready, Signal Present, Clip, Protect, Thermal and Standby LED indicators for each channel.
Designed and built to the highest standards, the Xi Series also have useful features such as a Level control defeat that can be accessed from rear panel; a Switched 40Hz/80Hz/12B/Octave cut; High Pass and Low Pass Filter; Switched Soft Knee Clip Limiters, and a Soft Start in-Rush Current Limiting.
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TRANSAUDIO GROUP TO DISTRIBUTE DAVE HILL DESIGNS

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 2010: TransAudio Group, boutique distributor/marketer of the world’s most highly-regarded pro audio recording equipment, announced that it will distribute Dave Hill Designs hardware and software in the United States. Hill’s long history of designing unique and powerful processors, together with his singular mastery of both the analog and digital domains, has earned him a cult status within the industry. Dave Hill Designs’ new current product line is comprised of the Europa I, a class-A mic preamp with unparalleled control over transient response and gorgeous harmonic distortion, and the RA, a TDM plug-in that emulates amplifier overload to impress the luster of imperfection on sterile digital signals.

“Dave Hill is one of the most significant inventors of our day in professional audio,” said Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group. “He is the rare person who has had more

HOT HOLIDAY DEALS ON METRIC HALO +DSP

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 2010: While some folks hope for warm slippers this holiday season and others wish most ardently for the latest handheld electronics to beam joy into their pockets, the pro audio enthusiast dreams bigger. The good people at Metric Halo understand, and they have announced deep price cuts on a range of +DSP licenses for Metric Halo’s revered interfaces so that gift givers can give more freely. But the givers had best get on it – THE SALE ENDS ON JANUARY 7th, just in time for a long, cold winter. Won’t it be nice to warm up with a frothy cup of cinnamon swirl DSP?

But seriously, Metric Halo interfaces are cherished not only for their first-rate preamps and refreshingly transparent AD and DA conversion, but also for their powerful DSP capabilities. With the +DSP option, more

METRIC HALO RELEASES FREE UPGRADE (v5.4) FOR MIO CONSOLE SOFTWARE

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 2010: Metric Halo, maker of top-tier pro audio interfaces, announces a significant upgrade to its Mobile I/O software, which is freely available for download at the company’s website, www.mhlabs.com. The MIO Console software, which runs on a Macintosh computer, provides a virtual console that configures and controls all internal routing and DSP within Metric Halo’s family of FireWire hardware interfaces. Version 5.4 adds support for infrared remote control and demos of Metric Halo’s popular +DSP upgrade and plug-ins, along with a large number of smaller tweaks and improvements. Most importantly, however, version 5.4 takes MIO’s industry-leading reliability and makes it even more bulletproof.

MIO Console v5.4 breathes life into the infrared receiver on the front panel of the ULN-8 and LIO-8 hardware interfaces, allowing users to control input gains, listening levels, and more using a more

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