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CAD Audio Expands Sales Network With New Rep Firms

Solon, OH––CAD Audio is expanding its growing sales network with the addition of three highly regarded Rep firms; Quest Marketing, dB Marketing, and AMP Sales.

Headed by principal John Saviano and based in Miami, Florida, Quest Marketing will represent CAD Musical Instrument sales in Southeast Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. They will also represent Astatic Commercial sales for Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina.

dB Marketing is located in St. Louis, Missouri and headed up by Dave Batson. They will represent CAD Audio MI sales for Michigan, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.

Phoenix-based AMP Sales will represent CAD Audio MI sales for Southern California and Southern Nevada as well as Astatic Commercial for Arizona, Southern California, Southern Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Fred Allard is the principal for AMP Sales.

Commenting on the new appointments, Jeff Beck, CAD Audio National Sales Manager stated: “We are very excited to announce these additions to our US Sales force. They are three of the best rep firms in the country and bring decades of industry experience to the CAD Audio team. We look forward to a strong 2013 and are excited about the possibilities these relationships could yield.”

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

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DPA Microphones Cope Brilliantly With High Altitude

Recording at high altitudes is not something most sound engineers tackle every day, so when Danish producer and engineer Hans Nielsen, of Focus Recording Studios, was asked to record a choir of 500 monks in a Chinese temple that was over 4,000 meters above sea level, he knew he would need a very resilient microphone to cope with the challenging conditions.

“I’ve always been a big fan of DPA Microphones and have used them regularly for over 25 years,” Nielsen says. “When I realised this project involved recording at high altitude I knew I had to take my DPA microphones with me because they were the only mics I could rely on to capture the high quality sound I wanted in such extreme conditions.”

Hans Nielsen was recording the album with internationally acclaimed folk singer and song writer Sa Ding Ding. A mix of Han and Mongol ancestry, Sa Ding Ding sings in a number of languages including Mandarin, Sanskrit and Tibetan, as well as an imaginary self-created language that evokes the emotions of her songs. She also plays traditional instruments such as the guzheng and matougin (a horse-head fiddle).

“Sa Ding Ding wanted to include the Monk’s choir in her album, so we travelled to the temple, which was high up in the mountains near Tibet,” Nielsen says. “The monks were singing a mass and we captured their performance using nine DPA 4006A omnidirectional microphones and one DPA 4011A cardioid. Then, later that night, we used the same microphones to record a choir of 100 monks so that their singing could also be incorporated into two of Sa Ding Ding’s album tracks.”

Two days later, and this time at an altitude of 2,000 meters, Nielsen recorded a 50-strong Christian choir for the album, again using DPA microphones.

Nielsen says he chose the DPA 4006A and 4011A microphones because he was confident they could deliver the impeccable sound he was looking for.

“I did have other microphones with me but only the DPAs were able to cope with the extremely thin air. Everything else I tried was just too noisy and couldn’t cope with the atmospheric conditions. I was incredibly happy with the results we achieved using the DPA microphones – and so was Sa Ding Ding.”

Nielsen completed the album in Beijing, recording some traditional Chinese instruments as well as Sa Ding Ding’s lead vocals. The final mix took place in London and the album, which is entitled The Coming Ones, has now been released in Asia by Universal Records.

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Editors’ information:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

LECTROSONICS DEPLOYED AT WOMEN’S HOSPITAL

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Baton Rouge, LA – December 2012… Specializing in the care of women and infants, Women’s Hospital is the premiere facility of its kind in the greater Baton Rouge area. With the recent completion of a new conference facility, the hospital now has state-of-the-art capability for handling presentations, training sessions, and related business. Audio and video provisions are crucial to a facility of this nature and, to ensure trouble-free sound, an ASPEN Series Digital Audio Processor from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics was incorporated into the conference center’s AV equipment arsenal. more

Sting Tours With DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Mic

DPA Microphones’ new hand-held d:facto™ Vocal Microphone delivered fantastic results for Sting, who used four of them on his recent Back to Bass tour throughout Europe and the Far East.

Sting’s front of house engineer Howard Page says: “The d:facto’s definition and clarity was a huge update on our Sting shows and worked just as well for the in-ear monitors that Sting listened to. It is an absolutely unique microphone that has an amazing transient response and just the right amount of proximity without the normal problems of on/off tonal differences.”

Page, senior director of engineering at Clair Brothers in the USA, was recommended the DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone by recording engineer Donal Hodgson, who had been using it with great success to record Sting in the studio.

“Donal knew that I had been looking for a later technology microphone for Sting on our live shows,” Page says. “If Donal was happy with it in the exacting environment of a recording studio, then I knew I certainly would be as well.”

Sting’s long working relationship with Howard Page meant that he was also happy to try the d:facto in a live environment. “Sting and I have a very good relationship and he trusts me on all things audio, so when I asked him to try the d:facto he was more than willing to go with it,” Page says.

Four DPA d:factos were ordered from DPA’s UK distributor Sound Network and these were delivered to Clair’s European office in plenty of time to be included in the equipment packages for the tour. Sting has ‘A’ and ‘B’ simultaneously touring systems, each containing two d:factos – one as the main microphone and one for back up.

“We did shows in France, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Lebanon, Korea, Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok and Jakarta, so it was a huge amount of travelling,” Page says. “On this most recent leg of the tour I have been in some venues with real long reverb times and the d:facto just cuts through perfectly without losing the tight, natural (real!) full range tone I need for Sting’s voice.”

Page adds that even without Donal Hodgson’s recommendation, he would have been happy to try the DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone because he has previously had such good experiences with DPA technology.

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Editors’ information:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

Singing Is Easier With A DPA d:facto™ Vocal Mic

After putting DPA Microphone’s new hand-held d:facto Vocal Microphone through its paces on her recent tour, Dutch singer and vocal coach Margot Giselle says she is delighted with the natural sound it gave to her voice.

“For the first time ever I was able to hear my voice as it really sounds because the microphone only amplified the sound – it didn’t change my voice in any way,” Margot Giselle says. “It was bright, clear and warm – and by allowing me to create all the vocal colours I wanted, the DPA d:facto microphone made singing really easy.”

During her recent tour of the Netherlands, Margot Giselle worked with sound engineer Roel van Zeelst, from Dutch rental company IDAK, which has a large stock of DPA microphones. In conjunction with DPA’s Dutch distributor Amptec, van Zeelst arranged for Giselle to test the new DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone as he felt it would be ideally suited to her voice and her singing style.

“I was performing with four musicians and singing a lot of acoustic material, and wanted a microphone that would allow me to recognize my own voice, even when it was amplified,” Giselle explains. “The d:facto did exactly what I wanted and sounded so much better than any microphone I had used in the past. I was really delighted with it. The clarity and naturalness of the sound meant that I could relax on stage and just enjoy the performance.”

Margot Giselle, who trained as a classical vocalist at the Conservatory of Utrecht in the Netherlands, has worked on many musical theatre productions including Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cabaret, Annie and Cats. She has also worked as a backing vocalist for artists such as Petra Berger and in 2011 she recorded and produced her first solo album Same Girl, which combines songs from various musicals with easy listening tracks and light pop covers. When she is not recording and performing, Margot Giselle offers vocal coaching from her private studio and at the Frank Sanders Musical Academy in Amsterdam

Margo Giselle is undertaking another tour for Spring 2013 and plans to include the DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone in her equipment list.

“The d:facto is a wonderful microphone that makes it easy for singers to sing their hearts out without straining their voices,” she says. “It also helps that Roel van Zeelst is a fantastic sound engineer who knows just how to make the microphone work for me in the best possible way.”

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Editors’ information:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

Revolabs Selects VITEC Distribution GmbH and POLYFON Distribution AG as New Distributors of Revolabs FLX(TM)

SUDBURY, Mass. — Dec. 10, 2012 — Revolabs Inc. today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with VITEC Distribution GmbH, parent company to POLYFON Distribution AG. Based in Germany, VITEC is a specialist distributor of audio and video conferencing, presentation, and telecommunications solutions. Under the agreement, VITEC and Polyfon will distribute the Revolabs FLX(TM) wireless conference phone throughout Germany and Switzerland, respectively.

“Over the last year, we have focused on expanding our distribution network across the globe,” said Marc Cremer, COO at Revolabs. “As a result, we have seen tremendous demand for all our wireless audio products internationally, and particularly for our FLX wireless conference phone. Partnering with VITEC and POLYFON is a key move in continuing our expansion and meeting the demand for FLX in Germany and Switzerland.”

“The FLX wireless conference phone will make an excellent addition to our lineup of conferencing solutions,” said Wilhelm Mettner of VITEC and POLYFON. “For all of our customers — from small businesses to large enterprises — there is a great demand for wireless solutions that provide exceptional audio quality. The FLX meets this need, while also providing easy set up, compatibility with all major video conferencing systems, and much more. We are excited to offer these unique advantages to our customers.”

The FLX combines wireless operation with high-quality wideband audio, 128-bit encryption, and integrated Bluetooth(R). Unlike the single-component design of other solutions, the systems consist of several distinct components, giving users unprecedented freedom with respect to placement and accessibility of the speaker, microphones, and dial pad. Because its dialer operates like a telephone for handset calls, the FLX eliminates the need for a separate desk and conference phone. FLX is available with a variety of Revolabs microphones, including lapel, omnidirectional, and directional tabletop microphones.

Available in analog or VoIP interfaces, the Revolabs FLX is the first and only wireless conference phone designed for VoIP networks. Ideal for conference rooms, executive offices, and SoHo environments, the FLX integrates directly with most IP telephone switches that follow the SIP standard, enabling new features — such as voicemail alerts and “do not disturb” — previously only available through digital switch environments. The ideal unified communication technology, the FLX can also serve as the audio interface for virtually any major brand of video-conferencing equipment.

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About VITEC Distribution GmbH
VITEC Distribution GmbH is dedicated to distributing audio- and video-conferencing products, as well as Unified Communications (UC) products and conference room equipment, throughout Europe. Vendors to be distributed include, amongst others, Crestron (Prodigy), Deutsche Telekom, InFocus, Konftel, Lutron, Polycom, Revolabs, Robotel, Sharp, Smart Technologies, StarLeaf, Visix, and ZTE. VITEC Distribution is positioning itself contrary to classic distribution, with an innovative concept including comprehensive reseller and IT systems, and in-house support as regards to direct marketing, promotion, and joint fair participation. The A/V division, founded in 2007, concentrates the company’s distribution product range in the form of strategic product areas. With POLYFON Distribution AG, the company has a subsidiary in Zurich. (www.vitec-distribution.com)

About POLYFON Distribution AG
POLYFON Distribution AG, founded in 2008, focuses on distributing audio- and video-conferencing as well as unified communications solutions in Switzerland. Working in partnerships with leading manufacturers of audio- and video-conferencing technology enables a comprehensive and market-driven product portfolio. POLYFON Distribution AG meets the daily challenges with excellent advice, service, and support in marketing and logistics. Vendors include Lifesize, Polycom, Revolabs, StarLeaf, Sharp, NEC, and Samsung. POLYFON Distribution AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of VITEC Distribution based in Mainz, Germany. (www.polyfon.ch)

About Revolabs
Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of wireless audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets. Offering unmatched audio quality that allows users to “hear every word,” the company’s wireless conferencing and microphone systems are utilized across the globe for a variety of applications, from webcasts and video conferencing to podcasts and broadcasting. Combining the ultimate in flexibility with sleek, stylish form factors, Revolabs solutions cut the cord, facilitating natural mobility by allowing participants to move about a workspace and still be heard, without being held back by wires. Leading the way in innovation, the company continues to add to its portfolio of value-added audio systems with products such as the new Revolabs FLX(TM) wireless conference phone, which provides superior performance for video and audio conference calls, public address systems, and more. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Mass., and can be reached at +1-800-326-1088 or www.revolabs.com.

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Russian Guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko Is Hooked On DPA Instrument Mic

When Russian guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko was booked to play a Jubilee concert with legendary guitarist Larry Coryell at the Moscow International House of Music, he knew he would need a first class microphone to truly capture the sound of this prestigious event.

DPA Microphone’s Russian distributor I.S.P.A arranged for Roman to test a DPA d:vote™ 4099G Instrument Microphone for Guitar, which proved to be exactly what he was looking for.

“I heard that Paco De Lucia’s sound engineer rated DPA microphones very highly so on that basis I decided I had to try them out,” Roman Miroshnichenko says. “I was in need of a really good microphone for my upcoming Jubilee concert with Larry Coryell so I spoke to Maxim Kupryakhin at I.S.P.A who arranged for me to try a d:vote 4099G clip mic. The concert was a great and important test-drive for the microphone and from the very first time I used it, I was hooked. The beauty of the DPA 4099G is that it is compact, has no feedback problems on stage, and has the same tonal quality as the more expensive studio microphones. This DPA microphone gives me incredible quality in an extremely compact package and that was why I decided to buy it.”

Widely considered to be Russia’s top guitarist, Roman Miroshnichenko holds a number of prestigious international music awards, including the US Annual Independent Music Award. His virtuoso performances in the contemporary instrumental jazz-fusion field have led him to collaborate, perform and record with world-renowned musicians such as Al Di Meola, Djivan Gasparyan, Frank Colon, Joao Donato, Marco Mendoza, Dominique Di Piazza, Saskia Laroo, Augusto Enriquez and Richie Cole. In 2002 Roman founded his own band, RMProject, which has been touring Russia, Europe and the USA on a regular basis.

“2013 will also see me recording a new album using my d:vote 4099G instrument microphone and I’m really excited about that,” Roman says. “Since buying my 4099G, I’ve used it in a number of different concert halls and also on radio, TV and in the studio. For many years I have been searching for the perfect microphone and now I’ve found it. DPA really does make great microphones!”

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Editors’ information:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com
For more information about Roman Miroshnichenko please visit: http://romanmiroshnichenko.com/

Parsons Electric Fits Brooklyn Nets’ Barclays Center With HARMAN’s AKG DMS700 Digital Wireless Systems

VIENNA, Austria – Newly constructed over one of the busiest transportation hubs in New York City, The Barclays Center, home to the National Basketball Association’s Brooklyn Nets, has finalized its internal PA and is now equipped to host concerts, conventions and numerous additional events with the help of HARMAN’s AKG DMS700 digital wireless system. Installed by Parsons Electric, the complete system is used for numerous aspects of sound reinforcement throughout the 18,000-seat arena.

The Barclays Center has numerous club level suites, which will be used for events throughout the basketball season and beyond. The versatility of the suites allows events ranging from company presentations, birthday parties, or additional ‘meet and greet’ opportunities with the Nets. Each club is installed with two DMS700 systems to ensure flexibility and quality, without signal weakness. The suites and additional back rooms also host post-game interviews, press conferences and VIP events for the Nets.

In the arena, or “bowl,” the AKG system is deployed for the national anthem before the games, and during events as emcees carry handheld units, running around entertaining the crowd with promotions.

In such a large venue, where numerous events may be live at once, it was imperative the wireless functionality was not easily impeded. Project Engineer, David Potts of Parsons literally sat in the announcer’s booth for a week to perform an RF analysis for the entire building. During the center’s debut concert series, eight performances by Nets co-owner Jay-Z, the in-house AKG wireless system was running in the background and showed no signs of interference.

“AKG is very reliable, feature-packed and easy to use,” stated Potts. “As system designers, we chose DMS700 for its reliably, durability, ease of installation and functionality. The customer-friendliness of the system is amazing, and each club maintains a strong signal. It sounds great in all of the rooms, which makes the customer happy.”

The Barclays Center now boasts 18 AKG DHT700 D5 handheld transmitters, 16 SRA2B-W remote antennas, nine DSR700 dual wireless receivers, two HSC271 headsets, two Perception 170 condenser microphones, a DPT700 digital bodypack wireless transmitter and a PS4000-W antenna DA/power distributor.

“When I first saw the AKG systems on the spec sheets, even before I was allowed in the building, I was excited to come in and try them out. DMS700 are robust units, and have plenty of feature sets other systems simply do not,” said Matt Kaitila, AV Technical Engineer at the Barclays Center. “Our mics are providing a thick sound, with a nice bit of brightness to it.”

“AKG has a trust worthy reputation and it compliments the Barclays Center sound system quite well,” continued Kaitila. “DMS700 cuts through nicely. We’ve basically locked in all of our frequencies. It’s going to be a great unit for the different type of events we’ll have for the bowl.”

For more information about AKG, please visit http://www.akg.com and http://www.youtube.com/AKGacoustics. For more information on Parsons, please visit http://www.parsonscorp.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,900 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for year ended June 30, 2012.

Earthworks Drum Mic Hits the Film World

DP30/C on 18 foot boom pole

Milford, NH, December 3, 2012 – At the end of a boom pole on a film set is probably the last place you’d expect to find a microphone designed for close miking toms and snare. Yet thanks to some ingenuity from Production Sound Mixer Mark LeBlanc, that is exactly where you’ll find the Earthworks DP30/C.

So, how did a drum microphone end up as 25 year industry veteran LeBlanc’s microphone of choice on set? After meeting with an Earthworks representative to discuss the challenges faced on movie sets, LeBlanc zeroed in on the DP30/C. “I selected the DP30/C because it would address a possible need to have a mic that could easily be hidden because of its non-standard shape,” LeBlanc explains. “Until that day I never considered using an Earthworks mic because the literature showed it to be a studio mic.”

While shotgun microphones are a more traditional choice for location recording, LeBlanc found the DP30/C provided a number of benefits that made it a clear choice for location recording despite its non-traditional shape. “The DP30/C rejects sound coming from the rear as good as, if not better than, some shotgun mics specifically designed to reject sound,” explains LeBlanc. “It’s extremely low vertical footprint allows me to use it in scenes that otherwise a microphone would not be able to get in.”

“The very first film I used the DP30/C on was a SyFy original movie called MonsterWolf. I was in a large government office building and was having trouble with some of the other mics I had in my kit at the time. I threw the DP30/C on the pole as a last ditch measure and was blown away by the results. Since then, the DP30/C has made an appearance in every movie I’ve mixed since.”

“All interior scenes for the award winning movie Beasts of the Southern Wild were recorded using the DP30/C. Additionally, the horror movie MaskMaker used the DP30/C for all interior and some exterior scenes. We just wrapped up the movie The Outsider staring Craig Fairbrass and James Caan, which features a scene in a large office building that used the DP30/C on an 18 foot boom pole.”

“It’s one of the most natural sounding mics I’ve ever used,” LeBlanc says. “Very little coloration of the sound as presented to the mic. It gives you a very good feel for the room as it was on the day of shooting. The photograph that the DP30/C makes an appearance in for Beasts of the Southern Wild is a perfect example. We were in a remote location, in a very confined set and when you watch that scene, it really draws you into that moment!”

While on set for Beasts of the Southern Wild, the DP30/C’s 150dB SPL handling came in handy. “Being a drum mic, it can handle high decibels, which young actress Quvenzhané Wallis had a lot of. It was the only mic in my kit that did not get overloaded!”

With budget and timeline restrictions, the DP30/C has a hand in saving time and money on set. “The speed at which we can deploy the DP30 in car rigs is certainly a plus,” says LeBlanc. “My boom operator, Matt Champagne, knows exactly where I like them placed and has become quite adept at hiding cables and such. These days, we can generally rig a car for a scene in under 10 minutes.”

LeBlanc shares his final thoughts on the DP30/C’s presence on his film sets. “As a production sound mixer, we strive to capture the highest quality audio possible on set,” concludes LeBlanc. “A vast majority of ADR needed is due to factors beyond my control, planes, trains and dump trucks lumbering by in the middle of the take. What the DP30/C has given me is a tool that is extremely useful in high reflective areas such as large office building where a normal shotgun mic would struggle with the reflections. The DP30/C simply captures the dialog in a very natural way.”

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