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Golf Channel’s News Show Golf Central Stays in Swing with Lectrosonics

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Los Angeles, CA (January 28, 2015) — As part of the Comcast Programming Group, Golf Channel is the gold standard when it comes to the sport of golf. Shot on location throughout California, including Beverly Hills, Pebble Beach, and San Diego, Golf Channel operates in partnership with the PGA Tour and showcases the biggest and the best of everything related to the sport for the television news show, Golf Central. Capturing the magic of this sport must be done efficiently and without distracting the competitors. That’s precisely why, when it comes to location sound recording, Digital Hybrid Wireless® technology from Lectrosonics plays a central role in the show’s production.

Los Angeles-based Stef Butler serves as the show’s camera operator and high-definition engineer and selects and specifies equipment. With a background that encompasses working on the production teams for the TV shows Wheel of Fortune and The Biography Series on A&E, as well as contract work for NASA/JPL, Butler knows what it takes to capture the activity without holding up production. And he relies on an arsenal of Lectrosonics UM400 beltpack transmitters, SRb5P slot mount ENG receivers, and IFBR1a beltpack IFB receivers.

“For my work with the Golf Channel, I’m using eight UM400s, four SRb5P receivers, plus four of the IFBR1a beltpack IFB receivers,” says Butler. “Much of my work for the Golf Channel show, Golf Central is news related, so it’s fast paced. The Lectrosonics SRb receivers are an essential part of my kit in such an environment. It really makes a tremendous difference having the receivers mounted in the slot inside the camera’s body, as it increases both ease of use and efficiency.”
A matter of vital concern to someone in Butler’s field is the equipment’s ease of use. “The very nature of news gathering is demanding,” says Butler. “Having a wireless system that is intuitive is a tremendous help. I constantly encounter situations where the RF frequencies need to be changed in order to avoid RF interference and optimize sound quality. Lectrosonics equipment makes it very easy to scan for open frequencies and then lock them down with a single button press.”

Sound quality is, of course, central to Butler’s work and, here too, he was very complimentary of Lectrosonics’ Digital Hybrid Wireless® technology. “Lectrosonics’ Digital Hybrid Wireless technology sounds terrific and makes for a strong signal with very low power consumption,” adds Butler. “I experience great range with this equipment and the sound never exhibits any of the sonic artifacts that are common with wireless systems using a compandor.”

Knowing your equipment is reliable is one thing. Equally important is the knowledge that if something happens, the equipment manufacturer offers knowledgeable and responsive support services. In this regard, Butler offered the following, “Lectrosonics is very supportive of its customers. They understand the nature of our business and recognize that, when answers are needed, they’re frequently needed ASAP.”

Before turning his focus to preparation for an upcoming shoot, Butler offered these closing thoughts, “I honestly can’t think of a better wireless system than Lectrosonics. My Lectrosonics gear delivers excellent sound quality, bulletproof reliability, along with great tech support and customer service. I wouldn’t trust my business to any other manufacturer.”

For additional information on the services of Stef Butler, contact him at steffinbutler@gmail.com.

About Lectrosonics
Well respected within the film, broadcast, and theatre technical communities since 1971, Lectrosonics wireless microphone systems and audio processing products are used daily in mission-critical applications by audio engineers familiar with the company’s dedication to quality, customer service, and innovation. Lectrosonics is a US manufacturer based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Visit the company online at www.lectrosonics.com.

CAD Audio Expands USB Mic Line With GXL2600USB

GXL2600USB angleSolon, OH––CAD Audio added the new GXL2600USB to its popular line of USB microphones at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show.

Reflecting CAD Audio’s longstanding reputation for designing and building high-value studio and live performance microphones, the GXL2600USB is a Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser mic designed with the highest quality materials to provide exceptional performance and accuracy in a variety of computer-based recording situations.

The GXL2600USB features a 1” Aoedein™ large diaphragm condenser capsule that enables the mic to achieve full range studio fidelity with exceptional transient response. The Aoedein capsule is paired with CAD’s PureTone™ A/D converter to further ensure a clear and efficient signal path. The GLX2600USB is supplied with a studio quality shock mount, desk stand and cable.

Specifications
• Polar Pattern: Cardioid
• Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
• Sensitivity: -35dB
• Equivalent Noise Level: ≤15dB (A Weight)
• Max SPL: 135dB
• High Quality PureTone™ A/D Converter
• Windows 8 and Mac compatible

For more information about CAD Audio, call 800.762.9266 or visit www.cadaudio.com.

DPA Microphones and Blues Duo P.S. are d:dicate’d to Autism Awareness

DPA Microphones and Blues Duo P.S. are d:dicate’d to Autism Awareness
Company’s d:dicate™ 4011A and d:facto™ Vocal mics used for blues album and performances

Dan SpitzANAHEIM, JANUARY 21, 2015Dan Spitz, co-founding member, co-producer and lead guitarist of the American thrash metal band Anthrax, and vocalist Michaela Paige, a Top 12 contestant on Season 3 of NBC’s hit reality TV show The Voice, have collaborated to form P.S., a unique blues duo with the mission of raising autism awareness around the world through a soon-to-be-released, self-titled acoustic EP. For the project, Spitz plays several unique Weissenborn lap slide guitars, which he recorded using a stereo pair of DPA Microphones’ d:dicate™ 4011A Cardioid Microphones, an equally distinctive microphone capable of capturing the instruments’ exceptional acoustics. In addition, Spitz knew that DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphone would lend perfectly to Paige’s vocal range. The pair will also use DPA microphones during a performance on the 2015 NAMM Show Main Stage on Thursday, January 22 at 1 p.m.

Having previously used DPA’s d:dicate 4011A to record the Weissenborn, Spitz knew that the mic would once again be perfect for this album. “The unique sounds that can be achieved with this instrument help me bring my personal experiences to life,” says Spitz. “With the Weissenborn, you’re playing all frequencies continually, and that’s the beauty of the instrument. The 4011A captures baritone to alto sounds and gives the microphone a chance to recover, even in a condenser form, before switching over to grab another frequency. When I started to select microphones that would best suit this recording, I knew I needed something that could project the purity and tonality of my instrument and Michaela’s vocals. The songs had to sound exactly like what we heard while we played. I knew the natural sound of the DPA mics would be an ideal solution.”

Paige, who is using the d:facto with both wired and wireless setups, echoes Spitz’ sentiments. “I think this is an absolutely beautiful microphone,” she says. “The d:facto has a clearness and a smoothness to it that I haven’t found with previous microphones. I fell in love with it the first time I used it. I’ve noticed that Dan’s mics are also great at picking up the bluesy sound of his Weissenborn, giving our album just the right amount of soul. I’m very happy to have been introduced to all of the DPA mics. They perfectly capture the sound of this project, which encompasses everything Dan and I believe in.”

In the future, the duo plans to take the d:dicate 4011A and d:facto mics on the road, praising the simplicity of switching between setups and having mics that can highlight the range of sounds. “I’m excited to take the mics on the road with me for my live performances, like the one at the 2015 NAMM Show,” Spitz adds. “We have a great sound that will appeal to a large audience, not just blues fans. My goal is to raise autism awareness through music, and I plan on reaching as many people as possible.”

In addition to his role as Anthrax’s lead guitarist and co-producer, Spitz’s six-string accomplishments include several Platinum, Multi-Platinum or Gold albums and soundtracks, as well as three Grammy® nominations. He is also the first heavy metal artist to have his music played on another planet. Chosen by NASA to place the first top 10 song chart on Mars to awaken the NASA Curiosity Rover 2012 – alongside prestigious songs from Frank Sinatra and the Beatles, among other revered artists – Spitz can be thought of as the first intergalactic heavy metal recording artist.

Already an iTunes Top 100 artist, 19-year-old Paige has made it to the Top 10 on U.K. and German Dance charts and has been mentioned in USA Today newspaper, Rolling Stone magazine and on Access Hollywood. With a voice that’s reminiscent of the greats, like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, Paige has wowed international audiences and philanthropic circles, performing jazz, blues and R&B standards.

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

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Revolabs’ Executive Elite Wireless Microphone System Wins SVC Innovative Product Award

SUDBURY, Mass. — Jan. 20, 2015 — Revolabs(R) today announced that the company’s flagship Executive Elite(TM) wireless microphone system has been awarded a 2014 Most Innovative Product Award by Sound & Video Contractor magazine. Chosen by readers, the honor recognizes the year’s top thirty electronic and mechanical innovations across the professional A/V industry that demonstrate ingenuity, creativity, and technical achievement. more

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New CADLive Vocal and Instrument Mics At Winter NAMM

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Anaheim, CA––CAD Audio is expanding its critically acclaimed CADLive line with a number of new vocal and instrument microphones at Winter NAMM 2015.

The new CADLive D32 is a Supercardioid dynamic handheld vocal mic with a QuietTouch™ on/off switch. Its Neodymium capsule design produces a powerful signal in different live sound applications. Exceptional sound quality and durable all metal construction round off this versatile performer. The 3-pack D32X3 is outfitted with carry case and mic clips

Also a Supercardioid dynamic handheld mic, the CADLive D38 includes a high performance Neodymium capsule for exceptional accuracy and sound quality. Clear and articulate with an extended frequency response, the D38 overachieves in virtually any live sound application from lead vocals to spoken word announcements. The 3-pack D38X3 is outfitted with carry case and mic clips.

The CADLive D89 Supercardioid dynamic instrument mic is designed to produce a powerful, articulate response in live sound miking situations. Equipped with a Trueflex™ diaphragm and PowerGap™ high gauss Neodymium magnets, the D89 is an ideal choice for miking electric instruments, drums, guitar cabinets, brass and strings.

Also equipped with a Trueflex™ diaphragm and PowerGap™ high gauss Neodymium magnets, the CADLive D90 Supercardioid dynamic vocal mic is engineered to produce a powerful, smooth and detailed performance in a variety of high SPL live situations. The D90 features a durable and road-ready case for maximum protection and survival on the road.

For more information about CAD Audio, stop by Booth #6531 Hall A, Anaheim Convention Center call 800.762.9266 or visit www.cadaudio.com.

Wireworld® Nano Series Improves In-Ear Monitors

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—January 2015—Wireworld Cable Technology, a respected manufacturer of high-performance audio and video cables, is releasing a brand-new series of ultra-light and flexible audio cables for in-ear monitors (IEMs) as well as headphones and portable audio devices. The Nano series will include four level options, each of which utilizes patented Wireworld technology to provide dramatic sonic benefits.

“In-ear monitors have become an essential tool for live performances,” comments Wireworld president and founder David Salz. “The increased clarity and expressive dynamics of the Nano cables bring IEM systems to a new level of performance that artists can rely on.”

NanoAll four Nano cables employ Wireworld’s patented DNA Helix® design with eight signal conductors—four times as many as in standard cables—to channel the electromagnetic signal energy more efficiently, providing greater detail and dynamics. They also utilize Wireworld’s proprietary Composilex® 2 insulation which minimizes triboelectric noise for surprisingly lifelike tone quality.

With molded plugs and oxygen-free copper conductors, the Pulse™ brings the advantages of this leading edge cable design down to popular pricing at $40 (1.5m). The Nano-Eclipse™ has Ohno Continuous Cast® (OCC) copper conductors and sells for $160 (1.5m). The Nano-Silver Eclipse™ features OCC® silver-clad copper conductors at $220 (1.5m). And featuring carbon-fiber plugs and OCC® solid-silver conductors for uncompromised performance, the Nano-Platinum Eclipse™ has a suggested retail price of $500 (1.5m).

The Nano cables are available with mini jacks and the most popular headphone terminals in a variety of standard and custom lengths.

Wireworld Pro Audio will be exhibiting and demonstrating Nano and their entire line of Pro Audio Cables during NAMM 2015, in Hall A, Booth 6773. Please visit to learn why industry expert Bobby Owsinski said, “I was a major skeptic that high-end cables could offer any sonic improvement, but Wireworld changed my mind in a big way.”

About Wireworld
Wireworld Cable Technology, founded by industrial designer David Salz in 1992, is the premier provider of leading-edge digital and analog cable technology for home audio speakers and video components, from HDMI and USB audio to state-of-the-art high-end interconnects and speaker cables. Wireworld earned its world-class reputation by producing superior cables based on the use of objective perceptual testing, innovative patented designs, premium materials, and exceptional manufacturing quality. For more information, visit: www.wireworldproaudio.com and www.wireworldcable.com.

Wireworld® Converts Industry Expert

BobbyOwsinski_headshotFORT LAUDERDALE, FL—January 2015—Wireworld Cable Technology, a respected manufacturer of high performance audio and video cables, recently became the first brand of high-end audio cables to be recognized as a provider of true upgrades in fidelity by Bobby Owsinski, a producer, engineer, author and educator of audio professionals who has often voiced his criticism of high-priced cables that merely change the sound, rather than improving fidelity.

After testing various Wireworld cables and power cords, Owsinski offered an independent endorsement for the brand, commenting, “I was a major skeptic that high-end cables could offer any sonic improvement, but Wireworld changed my mind in a big way. Yes, you can definitely hear the difference and it can be dramatic too.”

David Salz, Wireworld’s president and founder, said, “I’m thrilled to have my cables recognized as a valuable upgrade in fidelity by a leading educator in pro audio. It’s also highly rewarding to see my objective testing methodology—comparing cable to no cable—being embraced by audio engineers around the world.”

All Wireworld Pro Audio cables employ Wireworld’s patented DNA Helix® design to channel electromagnetic signal energy more efficiently than conventional designs, providing greater detail and dynamics. They also utilize Wireworld’s proprietary Composilex® 2 insulation, which minimizes triboelectric noise for surprisingly quiet backgrounds and lifelike tone color.

Wireworld Pro Audio will be exhibiting and demonstrating their entire line of Pro Audio Cables during NAMM 2015, in Hall A, Booth 6773.

About Bobby Owsinski
Bobby Owsinski is a producer/engineer, music and social coach and consultant. He has authored 23 books on recording, music, the music business and social media. Bobby’s Big Picture music production blog at bobbyowsinski.blogspot.com/ is one of the most popular in the industry with over 5 million views, while his Music 3.0 music industry blog at music3point0.blogspot.com is well over the million mark. He also is a contributor to Forbes, writing about the new music business. His website can be found at bobbyowsinski.com.

About Wireworld
Wireworld Cable Technology, founded by industrial designer David Salz in 1992, is the premier provider of leading-edge digital and analog cable technology for home audio speakers and video components, from HDMI and USB audio to state-of-the-art high-end interconnects and speaker cables. Wireworld earned its world-class reputation by producing superior cables based on the use of objective perceptual testing, innovative patented designs, premium materials, and exceptional manufacturing quality. For more information, visit: www.wireworldproaudio.com and www.wireworldcable.com.

SHEL Rocks Out at the 2015 NAMM Show with DPA Microphones

ANAHEIM – The band SHEL, a staple act at the DPA Microphones’ NAMM booth for the past several years, will once again entertain show attendees with appearances at the company’s stand (Hall A, Booth 7113) during the 2015 NAMM Show. Additionally, the group, which is internationally recognized for Hold On, their duet with Gareth Dunlop and the featured single from Nicholas Sparks’ film, The Best of Me, will open the She Rocks Awards on Friday, January 23 using DPA’s d:vote™ 4099 Instrument and d:facto™ Vocal Microphones.SHEL - Headshot LP cover shot - Credit Anthony Scarlati

“We are always excited to perform at the DPA Microphones booth at NAMM, and the added honor of being among the list of performers at the She Rocks Awards makes this year’s show even more special for us,” says Hannah Holbrook, singer and keyboardist for the folk pop band, which is comprised of four sisters, Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza. “My sisters and I know how significant the She Rocks Awards are, and we’re humbled for the opportunity to share a stage with such inspiring female musicians. Our DPA mics will guarantee that we put on a great show for everyone in attendance at the event and during our booth performances. We can’t wait to see our friends from the company and our fans at the DPA booth during the show.”

The She Rocks Awards pay tribute to stand out female leaders in the music industry. Co-hosted by solo artist Orianthi and Women’s International Music Network founder and writer/editor Laura B. Whitmore, this year’s event features appearances by Colbie Caillat, The Bangles, Mindi Abair and other well-known female artists.

Longtime supporters of DPA Microphones, SHEL will perform at the event as well as at the DPA booth using the company’s d:facto Vocal and several d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones. During the band’s appearances on the show floor, guests will have the unique opportunity to personally mix the music at DPA’s listening stations.

“We have been using DPA mics for a few years now and love the results,” continues Holbrook. “The company came highly recommended to us when our sister Sarah was having issues finding a mic that could really get the sound of her violin across the way she wanted. We began with the d:vote 4099 Instrument mic, which gave us great results. Once we were introduced to the d:facto vocal mic, we immediately loved the clarity and natural sound it gave our voices.”

Classically trained musicians hailing from the artistic community of Fort Collins, Colorado, SHEL blends classical music with pop elements for an eccentric sound that is youthful and upbeat, yet highly emotive. The group’s recently released tracks have been featured in national television ad campaigns for brands such as Glade and Splenda. The band continues to tour nationwide, playing fairs and festivals, such as SXSW, Nashville’s Music City Roots, Lilith Fair and numerous other distinguished festivals.

“Over the years, we have developed such a wonderful relationship with the DPA team and we love having the chance to demonstrate to the NAMM crowd how we use the company’s mics year round,” concludes Holbrook. “We are excited to perform at NAMM this year, exclusively using DPA.”

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com or contact:

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CAD Debuts StagePass™ IEM Stereo Wireless In Ear Monitor System

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Anaheim, CA––Introduced at Winter NAMM 2015, the new CAD Audio StagePass IEM Stereo Wireless In Ear Monitor System combines frequency agility, superior audio performance and ease of operation.

The StagePass IEM Series system features 16-channel UHF frequency agile performance for exceptional connectivity in crowded RF environments. Stereo operation enables discrete signals to be transmitted to the right or left channels for enhanced monitoring capability.

Featuring the CAD MEB2 TruPitch™ Dual Armature monitor earbuds with EasyFit™ silicon molds for a custom fit, the system ensures the highest level of audio reproduction with greater isolation from stage bleed. A Dynamic Range of greater than 101dB and Audio Output Power of 100mW into 32Ohm immediately set the StagePass IEM apart from competitive systems.

CADLock™ Automatic Tone Code Squelch eliminates unauthorized interference in RF-unfriendly environments. Other professional features include a shielded metal chassis transmitter, durable carry case, rack ears and an antenna relocation kit.

Specifications
• Frequency: Q Band 470 498MHz
• Audio Frequency Response: 40Hz – 16KHz
• Dynamic Range: >101dB
• Audio Output Power: 100mw into 32Ohm
• Transmit power: 30mW
• AA Batteries with > 10hrs battery life

For more information about CAD Audio, stop by Booth #6531 Hall A, Anaheim Convention Center call 800.762.9266 or visit www.cadaudio.com.

Myers Heads Up 3G’s New AV Installation Division

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Los Angeles, CA––As an integral part of a significant expansion and growth move for the company, David Myers has been appointed as Director of 3G Pro Audio’s new Installation Division.

As Director of AV Installations, Myers will be dedicated to building a division that sets itself apart in terms of innovative solutions, unique new methodologies and successful collaborations with clients.

A veteran in the field with 25 years in contracting, David holds CTS-I and CTS-D certifications in Installation and Design.

Asked about his mission, David responds, “Developing consistencies within the division so our key sales team members can sell and support installations while maintaining a commonality in how things are done. Refining our branding so that 3G is perceived as an installation house; growing sales; designing systems, and responsible project management at every stage of the process.”

3G will build on its core strengths in theatrical and festival production and touring to focus on vertical installation markets such as performance venues and Houses of Worship, nightclubs and hotels that can draw from the company’s expertise in live entertainment. They will also focus on performance spaces in government and educational environments.

David feels the division should be seen as specialists in terms of the lines they carry, the solutions they offer and the way they present themselves. “We don’t want to be like everyone else,” he affirms. “What’s really important is understanding the client’s needs and maintaining a constant connection with them throughout the installation process and after the project has been completed.

“3G intends to deliver turnkey solutions that meet all of the customer’s technical requirements including sound, lighting and video. We’re not just a sound company.”

Asked about his feelings regarding the appointment, David answers, “I’m honored and excited to be part of the company. 3G is made up of a terrific group of people dedicated to treating their customers and their own staff the right way, which is the core of all business.”

Eli Stearns, President and CEO of 3G adds, “We are really excited to have Dave join our team and lead our new Installation Division. While we have been selling professional audio systems for years, Dave’s expertise as an experienced contractor and designer of full AV systems will catapult our company’s capabilities to full service integration. Moreover, Dave’s work ethic, leadership and ‘can do’ attitude makes him a perfect fit with the company’s commitment to providing the highest quality service to our customers.”

For more about 3G Pro Audio, please call 702.948.0459 or click to www.3glp.com

About 3G Productions, Inc.
Founded in 2004, 3G Productions, Inc. is a multifaceted audio company focused on providing the highest quality of service in live production, sound equipment rental, sales, and installed sound. Located in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the company operates through two divisions: Live and Pro Audio.

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