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ASHLY AUDIO’S KLR AMPLIFIERS A HIT AT NYC’S NEWEST HOTSPOT – TAMMANY HALL

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 2011: Like a self-assured CEO of a Fortune 500 company walking into the PTA meeting at their kid’s school, Tammany Hall recently opened on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and immediately asserted itself as a formidable player in the local music scene. Its owners have created a number of successful clubs in New York City and across the country, most notably Crash Mansion, also on the LES. Tammany Hall delivers a wide selection of excellent beers and mixed drinks across three floors: an upstairs balcony, a prohibition-style basement lounge, and a main room with a generous stage. The owners gutted and rebuilt the interior to distance Tammany Hall from the space’s previous long-term resident, The Annex. Similarly, they hired Paul Bell of PBell Sound to completely redesign the new club’s sound system. Bell relied on Ashly Audio’s new high-power, low-cost KLR-Series amplifies, as well as more

64-CHANNEL API VISION SOLD TO 25TH STREET RECORDING

JESSUP, MARYLAND – MARCH 2011: API is pleased to announce the recent sale of a 64-channel Vision console to Dave Lichtenstein, owner of 25th Street Recording. Lichtenstein is a musician (former John Cale drummer, original Cowboy Mouth frontman) engineer (former Skyline Studios staff) and producer. 25th Street Recording is located in downtown Oakland, California, and is slated to open this summer.

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.) Established more than 40 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Series and 1608 recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment. www.apiaudio.com

OverTone Over the Top with Yamaha LS9 Digital Audio Console

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—OverTone is a group of seven young a’cappella performers hailing from South Africa. Their recent success includes nine songs performed for the Oscar-nominated film Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood, who with his wife discovered the band on a trip to South Africa. They have performed as guest artists for the GRAMMY®-winning One Republic and have toured with Platinum selling artist Corrine Bailey Rae, to name a few.

OverTone just finished up a two-month stint at The Wynn Las Vegas. James ‘Jimbo’ Oneal, independent front of house engineer was hired by Rhino Sound in Las Vegas to man a Yamaha LS9-16, owned by The Wynn and purchased specifically for the OverTone shows. The band played 15 short performances per day, six days a week in various locations throughout the resort.

“We were moving from location to location within the resort complex so the fact that the more

PRODUCER/ENGINEER STERLING WINFIELD DISCOVERS THE ANALOG SOUND OF METRIC HALO’S CHANNELSTRIP

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HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – APRIL 2011: Sterling Winfield gained notoriety and respect early in his career for his contribution to Pantera’s 1994, Grammy-nominated release, Far Beyond Driven. He’s been on the first-call list ever since, and his production and engineering work with Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Pantera, Damageplan, Hellyeah, and many others has earned his work four Grammy-nominations, two RIAA-certified platinum releases, and five RIAA-certified gold releases. Among his favorite tools is Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip plug-in, both for its decidedly “undigital” sound and for its inspiration-fueling workflow. He used ChannelStrip prodigiously on Hellyeah’s recent Stampede, which debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 in July of 2010.

Not surprisingly, the vocals of Mudvayne frontman Chad Gray capture the listener’s attention on Stampede, and Winfield was careful to record it to maximal effect. Depending on how melodic or growling a particular lyric was, Winfield used one of two more

Four Audio Debuts Dante Enabled Loudspeaker Processor at Prolight+Sound 2011

New HD2 loudspeaker processor enhanced with Audinate’s Dante™ digital networking technology and many new equalization options.

Portland, OR-March 31, 2011- Audinate, the leading developer of media networking solutions along with OEM partner Four Audio are pleased to announce the new Dante enabled HD2 loudspeaker processor for Prolight+Sound 2011. The HD2 is a high end 4 in 8 out loudspeaker management system with advanced features such as FIR filtering with high frequency resolution down to the lowest frequencies and a dynamic input range of 135 dB.

Rainer Thaden, Four Audio’s Managing Director remarks, “Instead of emulating familiar IIR crossovers with FIR filters, we use measurements of the speakers and do the inverse of what the speaker does.” Thaden adds, “You can make the complete system of speaker and controller phase linear, even down to the lowest frequencies. Of course, all kinds of familiar IIR crossovers can be used, more

Clark Wire & Cable™ Hires Chris Sabold for Eastern Regional Sales

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Clark Wire & Cable™, a leader in broadcast and professional AV interconnect technology, has hired Chris Sabold to the position of Eastern Regional Sales. In this role Sabold will be responsible for both business development and account management for the eastern region of Clark Wire & Cable’s domestic sales.

With over thirty years of experience in audio and video production technology, Sabold brings with him an extensive base of knowledge to serve and support Clark’s markets and customers. For the majority of his career Sabold has served as either the senior recording engineer or technical engineer at several of Chicago’s top audio and video facilities. His technical engineering responsibilities included the design, installation, and service of video production and recording studios. Sabold’s key positions were held at several of Chicago’s premier, full service facilities such as Filmworkers, Paragon Recording more

SOUNDFIELD GOES TO HARVARD – Harvard’s New SoundField Mark V Microphone Broadens Horizons

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 2011: Harvard University’s media production center has added a SoundField Mark V B-Format microphone to its existing inventory, which already includes a SoundField SPS422B mic and an SP451 surround sound processor. The Mark V is being used to make stereo and surround-sound recordings for various departments at the university, including the music faculty.

Anthony Di Bartolo, manager of the university’s media production center, provides audio, video and multimedia services across the university, and has himself long been a user of SoundField microphones for jazz and acoustic recording, including the older ST250 portable microphone system. “We already have an SPS422B and the SP451 surround processor here,” he explains, “but we were looking for another mic or system that would enable us to record in surround. Of course, there are now various ways to do that, and we more

SOCIAL PURPOSE

More getting connected with Liberty AV

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—With a regular stream of visitors to its Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter pages already eagerly absorbing the latest in AV industry news and trends, taking advantage of exclusive deals, discovering career opportunities, and much more, Liberty AV is reaching out to promote an even broader range of online experiences to its customers and friends.

“We’ve gained immense insight into the true nature of our customers’ needs and businesses since optimizing our social media efforts,? notes Liberty Director of Marketing Becky McWilliams. “In turn, the medium has given us an additional channel for providing customer support, as well as a broader platform for centralizing information that is beneficial to both our loyal followers and the industry as a whole.?

Visitors to Liberty’s social media pages can expect a steady stream of online promotions and gear giveaways to pop up at more

MORE POWER TO THE API LUNCHBOX

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JESSUP, MARYLAND: API’s groundbreaking and industry-leading lunchbox® frame for 500-Series modules just got better. The re-engineered lunchbox boasts many improvements, including an increased power supply current of 215mA per slot, the addition of DB-25 connectors for easy input and output connection and XLR access to channels 7 and 8 of the multi-pins. The revamped lunchbox also provides individual power rail LED indication and re-settable fuses on the power rail of each slot, so that one faulty module will not affect the others. The addition of a 100 VAC input voltage tap allows for wider international versatility.

Despite the numerous changes, the lunchbox’s basic design remains true to its roots. It still has six slots for standard API 500-Series modules, an internal phantom power supply and rugged steel chassis. For now, the new lunchbox remains priced at $499.

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.) Established more than 40 years ago, more

TEXAS STUDIO EXPANDS, GETS SECOND API 1608

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AUSTIN, TEXAS: “Indie. Innovative. Intelligent.” yellow DOG Studios’ slogan is as true as a slogan can be. A place that artists as diverse as Brandon Jenkins, SQUINT, Pine Top Perkins, Mike Kelly, Green Day and Cody Canada have recently called home, yellow DOG Studios possesses the equipment, staff and the environment to produce high-quality recordings. Its Austin, location has great live and control rooms along with various vintage and boutique microphones, outboard pieces, guitars, amplifiers and even an API 1608. But having just one API recording console wasn’t enough for yellow DOG. Earlier this year, the recording facility commissioned a second 32-channel 1608 desk, and had it delivered earlier this month.

“I think the industry standard is to have different consoles in each room of a facility,” said studio co-owner and producer/arranger Ed Robinson, “but we decided to cut against the more

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