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SENNHEISER GOES GREEN AT OSHEAGA

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MONTRÉAL, CANADA – AUGUST 2010: It’s debatable whether humanity will be done with fossil fuels in twenty years or in two hundred, but it’s inevitable that sooner or later that day will arrive. Of course, there’s no telling what kind of music will be popular then, but humankind’s affinity for the sounds that move both feet and souls guarantees that music – be it a new take on rock ‘n roll or something currently inconceivable – will continue to be an important part of daily life. And what will a concert look like in our sustainable future? Attendees at this summer’s Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montréal, Quebec had, perhaps, a glimpse of that future on the Green Stage, sponsored and realized in part by Sennheiser Canada’s energy-efficient K-array loudspeaker and subwoofer technology and the Innovason Eclipse all-in-one console and signal processor. The Sennheiser Green Stage leveraged both conventional and more

APT ANNOUNCES NEW SEMINARS ON ELECTRICITY, POWER DISTRO AND CONTROLS

The Academy of Production Technology has announced two new seminars for training in electricity, power distribution, and control systems. The classes are provided for every aspect of the entertainment industry including non-electricians and non-technicians as well as experienced electricians and technicians in lighting, video, and audio. more

ANALOGUE RULES WITH SOLID STATE LOGIC AWS 900+ SE AT EARNAPPING MUSICPRODUCTION

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Recent Installation Marks Successful Return to Analogue Signal Flow

HÜRTH, GERMANY – Earnapping Musicproduction, creative home to award-winning German superstar, Michael Wendler, recently upgraded its Royal Suite studio with a Solid State Logic AWS 900+ SE console and XLogic X-Rack with eight dynamics modules. This marks the studio’s return to analogue electronics, having ridden the all digital wave to its functional end. The AWS 900+ SE delivers SSL’s SuperAnalogue™ sound quality and signal path, while providing on console control of the resident DAW. more

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TRANSAUDIO GROUP NOW SHIPPING THE COMPACT 3-WAY ATC SCM25A PRO MONITORS

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor for ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) audio reference speakers, is now shipping the U.K. manufacturer’s first ever compact active three-way studio control monitor – the SCM25A Pro. Designed for positioning on a meter bridge, or rack-mountable for broadcast applications, the ATC SCM25A Pro offers very high-performance in the most compact possible form factor. more

THE ONE AND ONLY DANLEY LOUDSPEAKER AT FESTIVAL HALL

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GREENSBORO, GEORGIA – JULY 2010: The Greensboro Downtown Development Authority recently joined forces with the Oconee Performing Arts Society and Linger Longer Communities to secure funding for a $2.5 million renovation of the historic Greensboro auditorium. Originally built in 1939 in the heart of the mid-sized rural Georgia town, the auditorium has been transformed into Festival Hall, a multi-purpose theater, education, and community center. Live performances at Festival Hall include classical music, musical comedy, plays, cabaret, country, bluegrass, jazz, gospel, and children’s music and performances. In a principled act of restraint amid a climate of “bigger is better,” dB Audio & Video (Gainesville, Georgia) systems advisor J. Frank Locklear delivered a fully-functioning, high-fidelity sound reinforcement system using just one Danley Sound Labs SH-100B combined full-range loudspeaker and subwoofer. more

CAN YOU HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO? SOUNDCAKE DOES WITH BOTH THE BOCK 195 FET MICROPHONE AND PASSIVE ATC SCM20SL MONITORS

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: For some twenty years, composer, musician, and sound engineer Brando Triantafillou has been writing, performing, and recording music for advertisements, film, and rising stars in the music industry. His clients include Verizon, Adidas, Nike, McDonalds, Sony, and the U.S. Army, among many, many others. Triantafillou’s production company and well-appointed project studio in Chicago both fall under the oddly delicious name of Soundcake, where two recent additions have found a comfortable home. A new BOCK 195 large-diaphragm FET microphone jumped to the front line amid an enviable collection of other A-list condensers, and a new pair of ATC SCM20SL passive near-field monitors are revealing Triantafillou’s recordings and mixes with “brutal honesty,” leading to finished projects that translate anywhere and everywhere. more

METRIC HALO: THE PLUG-IN HEARD ‘ROUND THE WORLD

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK: The proverb states that nothing succeeds like success, and prolific mix engineer Serban Ghenea is living proof of its truth. After some years sharpening his musical intuition as a player in the jazz, funk and R&B worlds, Ghenea discovered he had a natural aptitude for creating compelling mixes. Over fifteen years, he has developed that aptitude into a flawless genius that has the music industry’s A-list artists lined up at the door to work with him. In the last two years alone, Ghenea has mixed over twenty number one songs for artists such as Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, and Kelly Clarkson. Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip plug-in is Ghenea’s go-to solution for all equalization and dynamics adjustments. And every mix that has left his studio in the last six years, chart-topping or otherwise, has benefitted from multiple instances of ChannelStrip. more

PORTABLE METRIC HALO ULN-8 A GODSEND FOR “OUTSTANDING MUSIC FOR OUTSTANDING CAUSES”

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 2010: Under the banner, “Outstanding Music for Outstanding Causes,” and the leadership of Michael Alexander Young, the Charities Philharmonia gets together twice a year to deliver creative and energetic concerts. All proceeds from the events go to benefit worthwhile causes and organizations. In recent years, Andrew Levine has had the opportunity to record the concerts, which almost always take place at St. John’s, Smith Square, in central London, a building erected in 1728 in the English Baroque-style. Its acoustics are stunning, and Levine has captured impressive stereo and surround recordings with minimal setup times using a Metric Halo ULN-8 mic-pre & interface with a Metric Halo MIO virtual mixer. The most recent recording took place at the end of May, with the ensemble performing Rachmaninov’s Isle of the Dead and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. more

API ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE THIRD ANNUAL VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – JULY 2010: API is pleased to announce the six winners of this year’s Visionary Scholarship, which is designed to foster creativity and excellence for the pro audio industry’s next generation of sound engineers. The scholarship is available to students enrolled at universities and schools that prominently feature the API Vision stereo/surround analog console, the Legacy Plus console or the 1608 console as a cornerstone of their students’ education. more

Innovason Eclipses Toronto Jazz Festival

torontojazz_innovason.JPGToronto, Canada, July 2010: Now in its 23rd year, the Toronto Jazz Festival has grown from an ambitious upstart to become one of the world’s premier jazz events, attracting some 500,000 visitors annually for ten days of music that features jazz legends and newcomers, and even well-known musicians of other jazz-inspired genres. This year’s festival brought Maceo Parker, Herbie Hancock, and Harry Connick, more

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