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Hard Rock Park, World’s First Rock ‘n’ Roll Theme Park, Opens With Peavey Pro Audio

Hard Rock ParkMYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Hard Rock Park, the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll theme park, is a multifaceted musical experience that brings to life the iconic music that changed the course of music history and continues to influence generations of music fans. more

METRIC HALO ON TOUR WITH WHITE STRIPES AND RACONTEURS

white_stripes.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 2008: Philip J. Harvey from PilotLight Audio Inc. was hired by the White Stripes to mix front-of-house sound and multi-track record their tenth anniversary tour of 2007 in forty channels of high-resolution digital audio. Harvey put together a Metric Halo rig consisting of five MIO 2882+DSP interfaces passing 24-bit/96kHz audio into his MacBook Pro laptop computer. This endeavor led to the recording and mixing of two songs that were released as B-sides on the White Stripes’ “You Don’t Know What Love Is” EP. more

Linear Acoustic Grows Presence in Southeastern United States With Two New Dealer Agreements

LANCASTER, Pa. — July 16, 2008 — Linear Acoustic, a manufacturer of customer-centric multichannel sound solutions for digital broadcast, today announced dealer agreements with Harris Audio Systems and Enlighten Digital, leading suppliers and integrators of professional audio and broadcast equipment to Florida-area companies. Through these new relationships, the company establishes a significant foothold in the Southeastern United States. more

If Walls Could Talk, They’d Ask for Paradigm W5 On-wall Speakers

Paradigm Signature W5WALLS NEVER SOUNDED AS GOOD AS THEY DO WITH PARADIGM’S NEW SIGNATURE W5 ON-WALL SPEAKERS

Extremely powerful without a trace of distortion, these new models feature six drivers and all of Paradigm’s acclaimed Signature v.2 technology.

Toronto, Ontario – July 2008 – Paradigm Electronics Inc., an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing, today added new on-wall speakers to its Reference Signature speaker line. More than three feet in length to accommodate their six cutting-edge drivers, the Signature W5 and W5 C (center channel) speakers complement any wall-mounted flat-panel display or discreet A/V installation without sacrificing power or realism. more

Howl Of The Coyotes Heard Loud And Clear On L-ACOUSTICS

Jobing Arena loudspeaker arraysJobing.com Arena upgrades sound system with dV-DOSC®, dV-SUB, and SB28 rig powered by new LA8 amplified controllers

GLENDALE, Arizona – July 2008 – When a coyote howls, the world listens! Now, the Phoenix Coyotes NHL franchise at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona, can make the same claim. The 17,500-seat arena recently upgraded its sound reinforcement system with a major commitment to L-ACOUSTICS line arrays, subwoofers and amplifier-processors. more

AURALEX ACOUSTICS GETS THE BALANCE RIGHT AT WAV MASTERING

WAV MasteringINDIANAPOLIS, IN – WAV Mastering, a professional audio CD mastering studio, located in Limerick, Ireland, recently turned to Auralex Acoustics, Inc. to pull off a sound act. The industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, recently assisted WAV Mastering with balancing the sound waves in its studio space, through its state-of-the-art acoustical treatments.

The room’s unique architecture, featuring a prevalent amount of stone and glass work, as well as a wooden pitched ceiling, presented several acoustical challenges. Auralex suggested several movable products as an efficient way to address the these issues while giving the space the flexibility to open up the sound and create a tighter, more modified sound, when needed. more

Linear Acoustic IBC2008 Product Preview

IBC2008 Product Preview
Linear Acoustic
Stand 8.C11

Company Overview:

Linear Acoustic, a Telos company, develops innovative, customer-centric solutions for managing multichannel surround sound audio and loudness issues in digital broadcast. The company designs and manufactures the AERO range of audio processing solutions, StreamStacker-HD™, and MetaMAX™ line of products and licenses key technologies to OEM partners. Linear Acoustic has been involved worldwide in projects with all major U.S. terrestrial networks, multiple local stations, and companies including Dolby® Laboratories, Sirius Satellite Radio, Microsoft, HBO, Viacom (Showtime, MTV, etc.), Disney (ABC, ESPN), Sony Studios, and others. The company is also actively involved in the ATSC and other industry organizations, is a member of the AES and IEEE, and is a sustaining member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. More information is available at www.linearacoustic.com. more

Soundcraft FX16 Survives ‘Lighting’ Strike

Baltimore Tattoo Convention Performances Challenged When Tesla Machine “Zapped? Analog Sound Console; Durability Proves Show Must Go On!

In an incredible feat of resilience, 500,000 Volts of electricity struck a Soundcraft FX16 audio console during a sideshow gone awry at the Baltimore Tattoo Convention on February 8th in Baltimore City, MD and the show was able to continue. While providing sound reinforcement on the first day of this three-day expo of tattoo artists and live performances, Airport Circle Sound Reinforcement, LLC was faced with an unexpected bolt of lightning that discharged from a performer’s Tesla Coil into the Soundcraft mixer. After destroying the preamps of the mic channels that were attached and all the microphones that were in use, Executive Engineer for Airport Circle Sound, Nik Salvo was able to use the remaining channels of the sound console and continue with two more days of performances. more

Wisdom Audio to Feature New High-End Sage Series Architectural and In-Room Audio Systems at 2008 CEDIA Expo

wisdom150.jpgCarson City, Nev., July 7, 2008 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that it will feature its new Sage Series high-end architectural and freestanding speaker systems at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth SR-16. more

Broadcast Networks Supplies Audio Monitoring Units To Ascent Media

UK system integration specialist Broadcast Networks has supplied Ascent Media with two of its purpose-built AMU-8HD Audio Monitoring units, which are designed to monitor broadcast audio in the High Definition environment.

The AMU-8HD is an 8-channel Bar-graph meter with Dolby D/E decoder option, 2 x HD/SD SDI inputs, 8 AES input pairs and 8 stereo analogue inputs. It also has 4 AES output pairs, 4 stereo analogue main outputs (variable), 4 stereo fixed outputs and a stereo analogue monitor output. The unit is designed to offer full control and easy set-up. The LCD menu system allows flexible signal routing to the main outputs, monitor outputs, meters and Dolby decoders as well as displaying all Dolby metadata, I/O calibration, channel trim levels and many other engineering functions. All 8 outputs are level-controlled and have independent volume control via the front panel. Inputs can be routed to any output and all settings can be saved for instant recall at a later date. more

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