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METRIC HALO SPECTRAFOO TURNS THE PA SYSTEMS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD INTO NEAR-FIELD STUDIO REFERENCE MONITORS IF ONLY FOR A NIGHT WITH TEARS FOR FEARS

spectrafoo_logo.JPGHOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK: After reading this story, every FOH mixer will be begging for his or her own personal Doug Lemke/SpectraFoo combo for the Holidays. In a nutshell, Lemke’s recent outing with enduring 80s pop-rock legend Tears For Fears epitomized the challenge that FOH engineers are forced to confront over and over again – as if in a bad dream! – different more

THE COMPOUND FINDS DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS AND SUBS PERFECT FOR LIVE SOUND

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 2010: Music lovers in the bustling Phoenix-Scottsdale metro area are celebrating The Compound, a combination music venue and local-organic eatery that recently opened at the northern edge of town. The organizers of the charitable McDowell Mountain Music Festival built The Compound to provide a year-round residence for great music and great community. The stage hosts both regional and national acts, and the venue can accommodate some 250 souls. Not the sort of folks to go halfway, the owners insisted on a top-tier sound reinforcement system to deliver not just volume, but fidelity. Lyle Vilhauer of local Arizona A/V sales and installer Broadway Music, Inc. and Jim Hall of Jim Hall Acoustics Research (Nashville, Tennessee) exceeded their expectations with an elegant and minimal system centered on Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers driven by an Ashly processor.

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API ANNOUNCES 1,000th A2D CUSTOMER

chris_cundy.JPGJESSUP, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 2010: Chris Cundy of Bozeman, Montana, was recently identified as the 1,000th customer of API’s highly regarded A2D. In the four short years since its introduction, the A2D has become one of the most popular and decorated products of the company’s offerings.

“It’s the ideal mix of the old and the new. The solid-state heritage of API with two reference quality 312 mic preamps in combination with the cutting-edge application of today’s technology in a superb A/D section is what makes the A2D such a hit,” said Larry Droppa, president of API. “It is our one and only product with a digital output and it’s great to have it become one of our best-selling products.”

Cundy is part of the team at The Shed, a production, tracking, mixing, educational and rehearsal facility in Bozeman. The Shed consists of more

TUBE-TECH CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF ANALOG WARMTH

tube_tech_25th.JPGCOPENHAGEN, DENMARK – NOVEMBER 2010: For twenty-five years, engineers and producers the world over have associated the no-nonsense blue faceplate and white typeface of TUBE-TECH analog processors with the lush, dimensional sound they impart to any audio that flows through them. After 25 years in business, TUBE-TECH president John G. Petersen continues to craft their equipment with simple, elegant circuitry using only premium-grade components. From the start, Petersen designed TUBE-TECH gear using only vacuum tubes in the active signal path and only transformers on the inputs and outputs. Since the first the design of the first Program Equalizer PE 1A in 1985, over 15,000 TUBE-TECH units have shipped from the headquarters of parent company Lydkraft in Denmark. Because their lifetimes are measured in decades, almost every one of those units is still helping make the music of today sound much better than it would more

STUDIO 270 CHOOSES AN API LEGACY PLUS

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 2010: API and Studio 270 of Montréal, Canada, are pleased to announce the sale of a new, 48-channel Legacy Plus. Studio 270′s analog recording console is the first Legacy that will come equipped with API Vision automation, as was recently revealed at this year’s AES Convention.

“Sound, sound and sound: that’s why we selected API. Studio 270 has a great sounding room, loads of outboard gear and more than one hundred microphones,” said Francois Hamel, co-owner of Studio 270. “We’re certain that the API 48-channel Legacy Plus will keep Studio 270′s tradition of quality sound alive for the next twenty years.

“The studio will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012 and our beloved Raindirk 40-input British console is starting to show signs of fatigue, even after receiving a full recap and new power supply five more

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Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Chooses Apantac Signal Extension Solutions for SD/HD Worship Workflow

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Pleasant Valley Baptist Church recently upgraded their video system worship workflow to incorporate Apantac’s MT HOOD signal processing and extension solutions. Specifically, Pleasant Valley Baptist Church is using Apantac’s VGA-4-SER units, four-port splitters / extenders/ receivers with audio and monitor outputs, and VGA-1-R units, single-port long distance VGA receivers with audio and monitor outputs. more

LECTROSONICS INTRODUCES MUTE SWITCH

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Image of the Lectrosonics Mute switch.

Rio Rancho, NM – October 2010… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to announce the Mute switch. Designed for use with the company’s belt-pack transmitters, the Mute switch is a belt-mount unit that provides instant, pop-free audio muting. The Mute switch is an active device that is powered by any 5-pin Lectrosonics transmitter, including the new Servo Input transmitters such as the SM Series, LMa, and UM400a. It works with most 2- and 3-wire lavaliere microphones wired according to Lectrosonics guidelines. more

Audinate Opens European Operations

Sydney, Australia-Oct.19, 2010- Audinate announced today that it has formed a European operation, Audinate Limited, based in the UK. A significant portion of Audinate’s OEM partners and customers are based in Europe and this expansion reflects the widespread industry adoption of Audinate’s Dante™ media networking technology. As a result of this new expansion, Audinate has offices in Europe, the USA, and in Australia. more

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Audinate and Four Audio Announce Partnership

Portland, OR-Oct 12, 2010- Audinate and Four Audio are pleased to announce collaboration in which Audinate’s Dante™ networking solution will be integrated into several future Four Audio products.

Four Audio has licensed Audinate’s Dante Brooklyn modules to provide a high quality, tightly synchronized TCP/IP networking solution for their HD2 loudspeaker management system. This will enable users to stream 24-bit audio data, control and have the ability to monitor HD2 devices over a normal computer network using only one Ethernet cable. Next to the usual features of an audio controller, the HD2 provides more than 130 dB dynamic range at the inputs and allows control of the phase response of the speaker down to very low frequencies. Its sophisticated limiter concept uses RMS and peak limiters for the amplifier and thermal and peak limiters for the speakers. more

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Audiences at Toronto Centre for the Arts Benefit from L-ACOUSTICS(r) Loudspeakers

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Toronto, Canada, September 2010: Located at the heart of the metro area and home to the city’s best concerts – both classical and contemporary – as well as theatrical productions and other live performances, the Toronto Centre for the Arts is a cultural jewel not just of Toronto, but of North America and the world. Built in 1993, the Centre’s George Weston Recital Hall seats 1,000 and is proclaimed by many to have the best acoustics of any recital hall in Canada. Nevertheless, many contemporary performances in the hall require, by their very nature, a sound reinforcement system. The centre recently replaced the deteriorating system that was put in place when the hall was built, with a new one centered on an L-ACOUSTICS dV-DOSC line array. more

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