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Archive of the Microphones Category

AKG Showcases The DMM 4/2/2 Digital Automatic Microphone Mixer at PLASA

Today at PLASA, AKG announced the release of the DMM 4/2/2 automatic microphone mixer. The DMM 4/2/2 is a processor controlled digital automatic mixing algorithm with four balanced universal (microphone/line) inputs and two stereo AUX inputs providing a unique and very intelligent mixing algorithm with noise sensitive threshold.

The DMM 4/2/2 mixing algorithm automatically allocates gain among the system microphones (NOM attenuation) with a special noise detect function and the “Noise Sensitive Threshold� algorithm (NST) that eliminates an accidental switching of the input channels.

The mixing algorithm features a “Last Mic On� function as well as a “Best Mic On� mode and the revolutionary control concept allows users to access all microphone functions via a single rotary switch for a very intuitive operation.

To compensate for level differences or any other obstacle, the DMM 4/2/2 incorporates a dbx compressor/limiter, which provides clear and pristine sound quality more

AKG Introduces Revolutionary CS5 Conference System At PLASA

AKG is presenting the full modular, highly flexible CS5 Conference System at PLASA this September. The CS5 is the newest conference system from AKG and acts as a complete digital solution for any and all audio conference requirements.

With the AKG CS5, users can easily design high-level conference systems complete with ID card identification. It has one, three, and five step voting, interpretations of up to 63 languages and infrared distribution of up to 7 languages. The necessary infrared components are built into the base unit, enabling direct connecting of the CS5 radiators CS5 IRT1 and 2. The CS5 BU even acts as an interface to all external devices, including: mixers, wireless microphones, recording devices, CD players and more.

“Developing this system, one of the major targets was to keep everything as easy to operate as possible,� said Thomas Giczy – Product Manager at AKG. “Cabling, programming, more

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AKG Showcase Architectural Microphone Shaped Sound Series at PLASA

Based acoustically on the classic AKG Blue Line Series, the Architectural Microphone Series (AMS) is representing itself to be the latest must-have in microphones. With a new wave of customizable possibilities in microphones, the AMS guarantees that conference rooms will never be the same again.

The AMS series allows users to customize the microphone by easily adjusting the length of the gooseneck module as well as selecting various designs for the shape of the capsule housing unit. The self-designed microphone can be personalized with any color as well as a shiny gold, chrome or a cool nickel finish for professional settings. In total, the entire microphone series are available in more than 6,840 customizable settings.

Premium studio microphones, like the AMS, are characterized by a very flat frequency response, low self-noise and a consistent polar pattern. Three precision transducers make up the series, all with different polar patterns, more

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AKG Delivers Revolutionary Performance With The New Versatile C 414 Microphone Series

AKG showcases its industry leading versatility with the release of the C 414 XLS and the C 414 XL II, one of the most famous recording, live sound and broadcasting microphones since 1971. The legendary C 414 needs no introduction – it is a tool found in most recording studios and has been used on thousands of hit records; it’s been on stage with artists of every musical genre and is also used by leading broadcast facilities the world over.

The new C 414 XLS and the C 414 XLII offer nine pickup patterns that enable it to choose the perfect setting for every application. For live-sound applications and fixed installations, all controls can be disabled easily for trouble-free use, and the peak hold LED displays even the shortest overload peaks. Both mics have three switchable bass cut filters as well as three pre-attenuation levels that allow lead vocals more

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AKG’s New Perception 120 USB Microphone Brings Studio Quality Performance To The Desktop

In an introduction that couples AKG’s studio mic performance with desktop convenience and versatility, AKG presents the Perception 120 USB Microphone at both the PLASA and IBC shows this September. The Perception 120 USB is the very first USB-equipped microphone from AKG, offering studio-quality sound performance without requiring any installation or drivers.
The Perception 120 USB is a real plug-and-play device that allows users to do podcasts, voiceovers, and studio-quality rehearsal-recordings quickly and easily. It is capable of working with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X but also the new Windows 7. And for the price, it is one of the only USB microphones with an integrated high-quality Analogue-to-Digital Converter (24-bit, 128x oversampling) for convincing sound quality and low noise.
“The new USB-equipped Perception 120 USB microphones will extend AKG’s successful Perception range,� said Thomas Stubics, AKG’s Product Marketing Manager for Recording and Broadcast. “With the more

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IPTV and Internet Video, 2e

FOR IMMEDITIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Dodd
781-313-4726 or r.dodd@elsevier.com

Now in its second edition, IPTV and Internet Video clearly explains and demystifies the functions, markets, and future impact of this exploding technology. This book contains an overview of hardware, software, and Internet technologies, case studies, and covers a range of products and services. It is a guide to help readers master the key trends and drivers transforming the world of broadcast television and the Web. Readers get a working knowledge of IPTV, enabling both non-technical and technical professionals to accurately analyze the emerging technology and business opportunities. With IPTV subscriptions estimated to grow 32% annually for the next 6 years, this book is necessary reading material for companies wanting to remain current in the marketplace.
• Written by well known industry experts, each with 25 years technology development experience and global insight
• Reality Check perspectives in more

Record Label Marketing, 2e

FOR IMMEDITIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Dodd
781-313-4726 or r.dodd@elsevier.com

Focal Press, a division of Elsevier, would like to invite select members of the press to request a gratis review copy of Record Label Marketing, 2nd Edition by Tom Hutchison, Paul Allen and Amy Macy.

Tom Hutchison is a Professor of Marketing in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He has worked with a wide range of popular artists including Faith Hill, The Dixie Chicks, Sonic Youth and Beck. Tom has conducted market research projects for Sony, MCA/Universal, DreamWorks and Warner Music Group. Tom is also the author of Web Marketing for the Music Business from Focal Press.

Paul Allen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University. Paul is also the author of Artist Management from Focal Press.

Amy Macy more

New Audio Engineering titles from Focal Press

(BOSTON, MA – August, 2009) Focal Press, publisher of the famed Handbook for Sound Engineers, currently in its fourth edition, is pleased to announce three new audio engineering titles releasing in August 2009.
Ballou’s Guide to Audio Test and Measurement (ISBN: 9780240812656, August 2009, $34.95, €23.95, ÂŁ18.99, Paperback) by Glen Ballou offers a quick guide and complete reference to the fundamentals of test and measurement for all aspects of sound engineering. Topics included are electrical and acoustic testing,measurement systems, levels, methods, protecting the ear, units of measurement and standards. This guide comes with multiple tables to ensure quick easy access to information. This is a must have reference for all audio engineers. more

New 1700VP Variable Pattern Mic Features Remote Polar Pattern Control

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Solon, OH––Following other breakthrough variable pattern designs such as the 930VPL boundary mic and 1500VP condenser, the new CAD Audio/Astatic Commercial 1700VP is the first continuously-variable pattern condenser overhead recording microphone system with remote polar control design (patent pending) and a 56� carbon fiber boom with an exclusive clutch rotational system.
The 1700VP’s variable polar pattern with remote control allows the user to precisely adjust the shape of the pick-up pattern to provide the best gain before feedback from a remote location using the standard mic cable. more

CAD And Astatic Re-Brand As CAD Audio

Solon, OH––CAD Professional Microphones and Astatic Commercial Audio Products are re-branding as CAD Audio to expand the company’s product offerings across several markets, optimize the efficiencies of its sales and distribution channels, and streamline its marketing, PR and promotional efforts.
The company’s original roots can be traced back to the Astatic Corporation, established in 1931 in Conneaut, Ohio by two radio engineers dedicated to the development of a static-free or “Astatic� microphone. The company evolved into Astatic Commercial Audio products, which offers a wide variety of microphones for industrial, commercial and installed sound applications. Recent innovations include Astatic’s variable pattern microphones, culminating in the revolutionary 1600/1700VP remote control variable pattern mic.
In 1988, CAD Professional Microphones was formed as a division of Astatic to design and build microphones for the recording and live sound markets. Among many visionary products, CAD developed the cost-effective high performance Equitek Series more

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