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The Hollywood Post Alliance Opens Ticket Sales for the 2014 HPA Awards Gala

Must-Attend Industry Event Shines Spotlight on Post Production
2014 HPA Awards
(Los Angeles, CA) The Hollywood Post Alliance(r) has announced that ticket sales are now open for the 9th Annual HPA Awards Show, set for November 6th, 2014. The HPA Awards are the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry, honoring outstanding accomplishments in post production and recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies. The gala event returns to the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.

The HPA honors twelve craft categories including Color Grading, Editing, Sound, and Visual Effects for feature film, television and commercials, and a trio of special awards: Engineering Excellence, the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production and the Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners of the Engineering Excellence and Creativity and Innovation Awards were announced earlier (http://bit.ly/ZxgmVj).

The popular and engaging event brings out the entire post production community. An evening of camaraderie and recognition, the HPA Awards kicks off with a wine and cheese reception, followed by the 90-minute awards show. The evening ends with a cocktail party. Early ticket purchase is highly recommended as the show perennially sells out.

Tickets for the 9th Annual HPA Awards are now available at http://bit.ly/1vBzixD. For questions regarding ticket purchases call +1(213) 614.0860 or write to info@hpaawards.net. Press inquiries should be directed to Christine Purse or Mimi Rossi at ignite, 818.980.3473 or email mimi@ignite.bz.

For information about the HPA Awards, please contact Alicia Rock, arock@hpaonline.com or call +1(213) 614.0860. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 HPA Awards, please contact Garrett Randall, garrett@MESAlliance.org, or +1 (310) 882.9204.

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About the Hollywood Post Alliance(r)
Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content. Through their partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(r) (SMPTE(r)), the leader in the advancement of the art, science and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, the HPA continues to extend its support of the community it represents. Information about the HPA is available at ww.hpaonline.com.

About the HPA(r) Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence, recognize the achievements of post production talent, and build involvement in the Hollywood Post Alliance. The HPA is a partner of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(r) (SMPTE(r)). Information about the HPA Awards is available at ww.hpaonline.com.

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Christine Purse, chris@ignite.bz or
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Deadline for AES137 Pre-Registration Extended to Midnight, Monday, October 6 – Last Chance for FREE Exhibits-Plus Badges and Discounted Premium All Access Badge

New York, NY, October 3, 2014 — If It’s About Audio, It’s At AES!, and pre-registration for FREE Exhibits-Plus badge and discounted All Access badges is wrapping up on Monday, October 6, at midnight. Now is the time to register to be a part of the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals for three days of exhibits and four days of workshops, technical papers, program content, and the latest audio gear. The AES137 Convention is taking place October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center – come be a part of our largest West Coast convention in 10 years! Click Here to get your FREE Exhibits-Plus Badge or discounted All Access Badge today.

The AES invites you to join us for opening ceremonies on the first day of the show, Thursday, October 9, featuring a keynote by acclaimed engineer, musician and record producer Alan Parsons and a presentation of awards to industry leaders. Friday’s keynote speech will be given by Neil Portnow, President/CEO The Recording Academy®, The GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares. Additionally, top audio professionals including Bob Ludwig, Andrew Scheps, Ed Cherney, Chris Lord-Alge, Lisa Loeb, Jack Joseph Puig, George Massenburg and others are slated as featured speakers at the convention’s many special events, sharing their unique perspective with show attendees.

Other highlights of the AES137 Convention are set to include:

- Product Studio Expo: a popular series of practical training events taking place on the exhibition floor targeted to the burgeoning market of project and home studio facilities around the world.

- Live Sound Expo: offering expert advice for the broad spectrum of live sound engineers with an emphasis on the practical, bringing professionals with decades of experience to the stage to inspire and educate attendees.

- Hi-Res Audio Sessions: A six-hour program presented in association with the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), featuring panels and sessions addressing the current and future direction of hi-res audio with the top players in the music and consumer electronics business.

- The Latin Panel: “Great Producers from Latin America” (in Spanish), top producers share their perspective on the hot music scene in Latin America.

- DTV Audio Group Forum: The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television Audio Services, leaders in the Broadcast Industry share insights on the future of television sound.

- Platinum Engineers Panel: with special guests Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick (co-hosts of popular weekly internet series Pensado’s Place), discussing studio technique and engineering as well as the pressures of creating online television.

- Platinum Mastering Panel: moderated by legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, discussing hi-res audio from the perspective of those making the music.

- Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture: presented by legendary game audio director and composer Marty O’Donnell shares his experience working on the Halo series and the challenges of nonlinear media.

- Chicks in the Mix: moderated by acclaimed producer and mixer Chris Lord-Alge, featuring a panel of well-known female industry professionals, including Lisa Loeb, Emily Lazar (September Mourning lead vocalist) and others discussing the unique challenges faced by women in this industry.

- GRAMMY® SoundTables: “Songs That Move The Needle: Producers on Producing,” moderated by Ed Cherney, featuring Alex da Kid, Don Was, Niko Bolas, No I.D., and Michael Brauer.

- Sound Is the Conduit to the Artist Heart: presented by acclaimed producer/engineer/technologist Jack Joseph Puig, a panel discussing the intersection of pro audio and mobile and what is the future of audio considering this paradigm shift.

Registration
Two badge packages are available: the Exhibits-Plus Badge (free) and the All Access Badge.

Exhibits-Plus badges are your free ticket to attending the AES Exhibition. Additionally, your Exhibits-Plus badge will give you access to Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, Special Events and more. Best of all, Exhibits-Plus badges are completely free! (advance registration required.)

All Access badges are available to anyone looking to take their knowledge and professional career to the next level. AES will once again be the meeting place for the top names in audio engineering to deliver a diverse program of workshops, tutorials, papers and more on the latest developments in professional audio. All Access badge-holders may attend all on-site AES events. (Tickets for tech tours cost extra and can be purchased on-site.)

For further information about the FREE Exhibits-Plus badges, premium All Access badges, Technical Program, complete list of events and more, visit http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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Engineer/Producer Justin Pommer Chooses Genelec 8250A Smart Active Monitors™ (SAM™)

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NATICK, MA, October 2, 2014 — Justin Pommer is no stranger to the recording studio. After starting out as a drummer close to 20 years ago, Pommer began engineering in what he calls “mini-studios,” and over the past two decades in commercial facilities and various studios of his own, he learned his way around the mixing board, honing his sound and craft and ultimately moving into producing. Over those years, Pommer has recorded numerous artists that range from Tower Of Power to Tom Petty, and he is currently working with Detroit-born singer Brandon Hines on a project called Olive-White. “After years of engineering and finally producing, now everyone wants me to produce them because I showed that’s what I can do,” stated Pommer. An integral part of his setup are his 8250A Smart Active Monitors™ (SAM™) from Genelec, all sourced through Vintage King Audio in Los Angeles.

“The studio was already set up when I took it over, and even though it’s not perfect, it’s a great little space with a great vibe,” stated Pommer. “I was having a lot of difficulty with my old monitoring situation and we did several changes in terms of baffling and go-bo’s to make it work. That’s when I got a hold of Vintage King and started looking at the Genelec 8250’s based on their recommendation.” Pommer’s control room is approximately 400 square feet, and the adjacent tracking room is about 400 square feet as well. Vintage King’s Chris Bolitho and Genelec Western Regional Sales Representative Scott Esterson met with Pommer and advised him, based on the size of his room and the type of work he was doing, that the pair of 8250’s would fit the bill. “If it wasn’t for Chris’s and Scott’s advice and their follow up, with some of the best service I have ever had, I might not have gone down the Genelec path — but I am so happy I did. We set them up, used the AutoCal™ to adjust them to my control room, and immediately I could hear the difference. What blew me away immediately was that there were not any out-of-place frequencies, the imaging was completely wider, and the top and bottom blew my old monitors out of the water. I would say I am now getting 20-30% more detail in my mixes compared to what I was using before.”

What also was interesting for Justin Pommer was that for the type of work he was doing, he thought he might have to have a subwoofer. “I believe that most people that walk into my studio, rappers and other artists, want the audio loud. Believe me, these Genelec’s can get loud. If you want to turn them up and blow your brains out, you definitely can do that with these speakers – no problem. And if you’re mobile or you want to bring them anywhere else to work, because of the AutoCal, you just set them up for that room and you’re on your way. They are extremely flexible monitors with great detail. I am very happy with the whole experience.”

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com/.

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Getting To and From the AES137 Convention Is a Breeze with L.A.’s Public Transportation Options

— Recent downtown enhancements offer improved ease of transportation to and from convention center and after-hours entertainment —

New York, NY, October 2, 2014 — The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention is set to take place Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the AES has put together a dedicated transportation and attractions microsite designed to help attendees make the most of their AES137 Convention experience. Extensive improvements to the downtown L.A. public transportation system have made the L.A. Convention Center more easily accessible to attendees than ever before. A wealth of bus, train, shuttle and subway options are now available to transport convention attendees to and from the LA Live area, as well as nearby hotels and airports – many with fares starting as low as $1.75. Detailed information about getting to the convention center, as well as local attractions, can be found here, on the convention’s dedicated transportation microsite. Helpful tips for riding the Metro system, as well as a subway map, can be found provided here. Conversely, for those who choose to drive to AES137, the L.A. Convention Center offers convenient underground/adjacent-lot parking, just a short walk from the exhibition floor.

The L.A. Convention center is located in the heart of LA Live – a revitalized and vibrant dining, sports and entertainment district encompassing many popular attractions. LA Live is home to the Staples Center (Lakers basketball and Kings hockey games and numerous concerts each year) and offers nightclubs, over a dozen dining options, a bowling alley, nearby multiplex cinema and, notably, the Nokia Theater and GRAMMY® Museum. For a photo tour and more information about LA Live, please click here.

The Staples Center and nearby Disney Concert Hall are also included in the AES Convention Technical Tours program. For more information on how to sign up for a technical tour session, please click here.

For information on how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-register by October 3), as well as further Registration and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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Second Annual Gear Expo, Held by Pensado’s Place and Vintage King, Hailed as Success

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“Nashville’s Pro Audio Block Party,” which took place Saturday, September 27, 2014, brought together engineers, manufacturers, students and more from across the U.S. for a jam-packed day of education, networking, gear demos and fun in the sun

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean kicks off the day’s festivities with a special videotaped message to all Expo participants

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 1, 2014 — Nashville/”Music City USA” was recently the site of the second annual Gear Expo, which took place on Saturday, September 27, 2014, in the city’s charming Berry Hill neighborhood. Gear Expo 2014 (affectionately known as “Nashville’s Pro Audio Block Party”) was a creation of Pensado’s Place, the acclaimed weekly educational web series, in conjunction with Vintage King Audio, a leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. A standing-room-only crowd consisting of engineers, students, sponsors, manufacturers, well-known artists and others in attendance took part in a full day of audio education, gear demos, career networking, gourmet food, prizes and interviews conducted by Herb Trawick and Dave Pensado, co-hosts of Pensado’s Place.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean kicked off the festivities with a taped message to Expo participants. “Welcome to Nashville,” stated Dean. “I want to say thank you to Gear Expo 2014 for hosting your event in Music City. I’d like to thank Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, hosts of Pensado’s Place, for hosting Gear Expo in Nashville. I know many Nashvillians have been featured on Pensado’s Place, and that is a great way to highlight our music industry. The music industry gives Nashville its edge and its authenticity; music and audio education are important to the Nashville music community. I appreciate that Gear Expo supports this philosophy by providing real-world information on music and audio engineering. I hope you have a wonderful event today at Vintage King.”

Special guest attendees included John McBride (Martina McBride, Blackbird), Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits), Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers), Chuck Ainlay (Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Mark Knopfler), Rob Burrell (Michael W. Smith, Jaci Velasquez), Kuk Harrell (Rihanna, Beyoncé), Carl Tatz (award-winning studio designer), Leslie Braithwaite (Pharrell Williams, Jay Z), Julian Raymond (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group), Jenine Civil (Ultimate Ears), Vance Powell (Jack White, Beck), bassist Michael Rhodes and others, many of whom shared the stage with Pensado and Trawick for enlightening interview sessions throughout the day. Nashville-based fashion legend Manuel (known as “Tailor to the Stars”) was also interviewed and was the designer featured in a brief fashion show spotlighting offerings from his custom clothing line. Another highlight of the day was a performance by legendary drummer Steve Jordan (Keith Richards, John Mayer Trio, Eric Clapton) with bassist Willie Weeks (Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Rufus), who helped introduce the new Blackbird Expansion Pack for Slate Trigger and Steven Slate Drums.

Throughout the day, the “Pensado Express” tour bus shuttled attendees to the legendary Blackbird Studio, where they were treated to a tour of the facilities owned and operated by country superstar Martina McBride and her husband, acclaimed engineer John McBride.

Herb Trawick stated, “Simply put, Gear Expo Nashville was a home-run. Attendees were once again able to watch live interviews and panel discussions with some of the leading figures in the music industry. Just like on Pensado’s Place, attendees had access to real-world information that they could take home and apply to their daily craft. It was a beautiful day too, which only added to the positive vibes everywhere.”

Dave Pensado stated, “This trip has been very cool and special for a number of reasons: I got to meet and hang with our very special viewers and friends, meet the mayor of Nashville, and spend a lot of time with my peers, all the while sharing important information about the recording process with the engineers of today and tomorrow.”

The list of title sponsors consisted of some of the most prominent names in professional audio, M.I. and audio education, including Audio-Technica, Avid, The Blackbird Academy, Chandler Limited, Rupert Neve Designs, M1 Distribution, sE Electronics, Genelec, Gobbler, iZotope, Moog, Neumann, Triad-Orbit, Recording Connection, Electric Thunder Studios, G-Technology, Slate Media Technology, Studio 202, Ultimate Ears, Vintage King, and The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®.

For more information, visit: http://gearexponashville.com/

ABOUT PENSADO’S PLACE
The hour-long weekly web series Pensado’s Place was created nearly four years ago. Co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more) and show creator Herb Trawick, Pensado’s Place includes interviews with top music industry artists, engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in-depth tutorials in production, engineering and mixing. Pensado’s Place has positioned itself as “the most influential show for audio engineers,” mixers and producers (Forbes Magazine) in just three years. Pensado’s Place is more than just a show, as it highlights the very best in the industry of music, gaming, sound identity on film, and audio equipment, with a presence in live events. As a leading educational resource, Pensado’s Place is helping build the next generation of audio greats. http://www.pensadosplace.tv/

ABOUT VINTAGE KING AUDIO
Vintage King Audio is a leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. No matter the scope of a client’s needs or goals — from selecting a new microphone to designing a studio from the ground up — Vintage King distinguishes itself with standard-setting customer service, which begins with the company’s knowledgeable, industry-experienced staff. For more information, visit: http://www.vintageking.com/about-us

Photo Caption 1: Gear Expo 2014 was kicked off with a taped video welcome from Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. Shown L-R are Herb Trawick, Mayor Karl Dean and Dave Pensado.

Photo Caption 2: At Gear Expo 2014 throughout the day, attendees were treated to various panels and interviews covering a wide range of topics of interest for audio professionals. Shown L-R are engineer-producer-mixers Rob Burrell (Michael W. Smith, Jaci Velasquez) and Vance Powell (Jack White, Beck); and Pensado’s Place co-hosts Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick.

Photo Caption 3: The “Pensado Express” at Gear Expo 2014, which shuttled attendees to the legendary Blackbird Studio for detailed tours.

Photo Caption 4: Gear Expo 2014 had close to 600 attendees. Shown is the Expo’s entrance area at Vintage King Audio Nashville.

Photo Caption 5: Throughout the day, Gear Expo 2014 organizers gave away thousands of dollars worth of prizes to lucky attendees. Shown is an eager crowd clamoring for one of the coveted giveaways.

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Audio-Technica Offers Rebates on Select System 10 Digital Wireless Through Remainder of 2014

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— Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, System 10 avoids TV and DTV interference, offering a cost-effective, high-fidelity wireless solution for houses of worship, musicians/hobbyists, karaoke, corporate applications and more —

STOW, OH, October 1, 2014 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces $25.00 rebate offers on its System 10 Stack-Mount Digital Wireless Systemand System 10 Stompbox Digital Wireless System. Systems purchased from an authorized U.S. Audio-Technica dealer between October 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, will be eligible to receive a $25.00 rebate per system purchased (no limit).

System 10 eligible products and U.S. street prices:

ATW-1101 UniPak® Transmitter System $279.95
ATW-1101/G Guitar System $299.95
ATW-1101/H Headworn Microphone System $349.95
ATW-1101/H92 Miniature Headworn Microphone System $379.95
ATW-1101/H92TH Miniature (beige) Headworn Microphone System $379.95
ATW-1101/L Lavalier Microphone System $349.95
ATW-1102 Handheld Microphone System $299.95
ATW-1501 Stompbox Guitar Wireless System $349.95
(Rebate not eligible on System 10 Camera-Mount Wireless System)

Users can register online at http://audio-technicaus.4myrebate.com with offer code AUD-10015. Once registered, users will receive instructions for mailing claims, along with required documentation to Audio-Technica. Claims must be submitted by January 31, 2015. For complete terms and conditions, please visit the System 10 rebates page here.

About System 10 Digital Wireless
System 10 offers high-fidelity digital wireless for performing musicians and presenters. Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, far from TV and DTV interference, System 10 offers advanced 24-bit operation and amazingly clear sound. System 10 wireless ensures clear communications by providing three levels of diversity assurance: frequency, time, and space. Frequency Diversity sends the signal on two dynamically allocated frequencies for interference-free communication. Time Diversity sends the signal in multiple time slots to maximize immunity to multipath interference. Finally, Space Diversity uses two antennas on each transmitter and receiver to maximize signal integrity. Multiple system configurations are available, with handheld vocal microphone/transmitters and UniPak® body-pack transmitters designed for use with lavalier, headworn and instrument microphones as well as electric guitars. A stompbox configuration is also available: The System 10 Stompbox streamlines onstage signal flow by making the wireless receiver part of the pedalboard, and provides an A/B switcher for multiple signal/amp options. The system combines the advanced 24-bit operation, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality of other System 10 wireless configurations with unique functionality for guitarists, bassists and other instrumentalists.

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

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The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® to Present “GRAMMY SoundTables®: Songs That Move the Needle” at AES137

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (October 1, 2014) — The GRAMMY SoundTables®, presented by The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® at this year’s 137th AES Convention, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in room 403AB at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown L.A. This year’s event is titled “Songs That Move The Needle,” and it will feature multi-talented production professionals Alex Da Kid, No I.D., Michael Brauer, Niko Bolas and Don Was, sharing their unique experiences in the art of music making. GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/engineer Ed Cherney will act as moderator.

Record production is a hybrid art encompassing vision, musicianship, well-honed instincts and the bottom-line ability to get a project over the finish line. When these elements combine, the result can be a milestone recording. At this GRAMMY SoundTables special event, five multitalented, cross-genre hitmakers will debate the who, what, when, where and why of songs that have left an indelible imprint.

Maureen Droney, Managing Director of the P&E Wing, stated, “We are excited about this year’s SoundTables event, which features diverse and distinctive music creators providing contrasting perspectives and also uncovering common ground. Their discussion will span genres and generations, offering attendees inspiring and entertaining insights into the art of record production. It is sure to be valuable and thought-provoking for all involved.”

Additionally, the Producers & Engineers Wing will be hosting the P&E Wing ReCharge Lounge at AES137. Located in the Demo Room Concourse, the ReCharge Lounge is open to all AES badge-holders and features charging stations for your devices, bottled water and snacks, and comfortable seating away from the convention’s crowded exhibit floor.

About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

About The Producers & Engineers Wing: Currently more than 6,500 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.

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Audio-Technica to Hold “Ask Me Anything” Sessions at 137th AES Convention

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— Featuring industry insiders and friends of A-T, these AMA sessions are set to be informative and revelatory for an audience of in-person AES convention attendees as well as a worldwide online audience —

STOW, OH, September 30, 2014 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces that it will be hosting several “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) question-and-answer sessions at its exhibition booth (1301) at the 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA. Sessions are scheduled for two days of the convention: Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11. Guests include Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick of Pensado’s Place, Joe Chiccarelli, Michael Beinhorn, Ryan Hewitt, Curt Bisquera, Joe Barresi, Matt McArthur and Frank Klepacki. Additional details are available at the Audio-Technica booth or www.audio-technica.com/AES2014.

Audio-Technica AMA participant schedule (Pacific time):

Friday, October 10:

1:00 Ryan Hewitt – GRAMMY® Award-Winning Engineer, Mixer, Producer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sheryl Crow, Avett Brothers)
2:00 Michael Beinhorn – Producer, Engineer (Hole, Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson)
3:00 Joe Barresi – Producer, Mixer, Engineer (Monster Magnet, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails)
4:00 Matt McArthur – Executive Director of The Record Company

Saturday, October 11:

11:00 Joe Chiccarelli – GRAMMY Award-Winning Producer/Engineer (Elton John, U2, White Stripes)
1:00 Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick – Co-hosts of Pensado’s Place
3:00 Curt Bisquera – Drummer (Bonnie Raitt, Sarah McLachlan, soundtracks for Bourne Supremacy and Despicable Me)
4:00 Frank Klepacki – Audio Director, Engineer, Composer, Performer (film and TV work for Lucasarts, Hasbro, Top Gear, Pawn Stars, others)

“Ask Me Anything” questions are fed to the presenters through a moderator during a 30-minute Q&A session. Questions can be submitted by individuals present at AES booth 1301; online at www.livestream.com (free registration); and by Twitter #ATliveAES.

In addition, individuals may watch during and after the event at www.audio-technica.com/AES2014 (also accessible from A-T’s website or Facebook page).

“This is our second year featuring live-streaming ‘AMA’-style sessions at AES. Past sessions have proven to be both educational and wildly entertaining! With the ability to ‘virtually attend’ the event, people at home can get a true taste of the show and have the ability to ask some of the most famous and infamous professionals in our industry literally anything. Well you can asking anything, but they don’t officially have to answer everything,”joked Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing director.

Full details are available at www.audio-technica.com/aes2014.

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Meyer Sound LYON at Boston Calling Festival: A System that Can “Take the Audience Anywhere”

boston callingMeyer Sound systems made sure the two main stages at Boston Calling Music Festival were loud and clear. On the Red Stage, the LYON™ linear sound reinforcement system made an impression on the FOH engineers, many mixing on this new Meyer Sound system for the first time.

“That rig really rocked,” says Carl Davino, FOH engineer for The Replacements. “LYON has transparent highs, broad and articulate mids, and adjustable low-mids to handle any desired punch. The band’s performance was outstanding as well, and with that combination I felt like I could take the audience anywhere I wanted.”

The Red Stage’s 24 LYON linear line array loudspeakers were augmented by 12 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements and three 700-HP subwoofers, plus four UPJ-1P VariO™ loudspeakers for front fills. A Galileo® Callisto™ loudspeaker management system with four Galileo Callisto 616 and two Galileo Callisto 616 AES array processors provided system drive and optimization. Stage foldback was supplied by 10 MJF-212A and four MJF-210 stage monitors.

The LYON system helped solve an acoustical challenge at the Red Stage, according to Scott Tkachuk, CTO and touring operations director for Atkinson, N.H.-based Rainbow Production Services, and system designer for both stages.

“The stage was aimed at City Hall, 400 feet away, with huge reflective surfaces,” explains Tkachuk. “Yet the system still had to cover the VIP section in front of the building, almost 200 feet away. The way LYON handled it was amazing. The sound in the VIP section was clear and comfortably loud, with full bandwidth. We also had all the control we needed to minimize any annoying buildup from reflections.”

The Red Stage alternated performances with the Blue Stage, which featured 28 MILO loudspeakers, 24 700-HP subwoofers, four UPA-1P loudspeakers for front fill, and a Galileo loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 616 processors. Stage side-fill comprised two 700-HP subwoofers and three MICA® line array loudspeakers per side.

Rainbow Production Services also supplied each stage with two Avid VENUE Profile consoles for FOH and monitors, as well as eight channels each of Shure UHF-R wireless microphones and Sennheiser ew 300 IEM G3 systems.

Along with The Replacements, performers on the Red Stage included Lorde and The 1975, while the Blue Stage featured headliners Nas with The Roots, The National, and Childish Gambino.

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VMP Features New 19-Inch Equipment Rack Enclosures at 2014 Security Canada Central Show

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Oct. 3, 2014 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will feature its new 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure (EREN) series at CANASA’s Security Canada Central Show 2014, held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from Oct. 22-23 at the Toronto Congress Centre, booth 639A. The EREN-18, EREN-27, and EREN-42E are now shipping.Video Mount Products EREN-27 rack

“The cost-effective, portable, and fully welded EREN family of 19-inch equipment rack enclosures has been designed for installations where protected components are a necessity,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “The EREN Series, which comes complete with integrated cooling fans and lockable, removable side panels (with optional locks) allows for the organization of multiple electronic components, while at the same time protecting them from thermal issues, as well as damage or theft.”

Rugged and sturdy with welded steel construction, a black powder coat finish, and a 1,000 lb. load capacity, the EREN-18 includes 18 rack spaces, the EREN-27 includes 27 rack spaces, and the EREN-42E includes 42 rack spaces.

Additional EREN Series specifications include:
- Works with all standard 19-inch rack equipment and accessories
- Rails threaded with standard 10-32 threading
- Tempered glass front door
- Double swing steel rear door
- Adjustable front and rear rails
- Vented top and bottom
- Top and bottom cable routing knockouts
- Reversible hinged front and rear door
- Casters and leveling feet
- Ships assembled
- EREN-18 preloaded with three ER-S2UV vented two space rack shelves and three ER-2B blank panels (MSRP: $749.00 USD)
- EREN-18E – Same as EREN-18 except without preloaded shelves and blanks (MSRP: $679.00 USD)
- EREN-27 preloaded with five ER-S2UV vented two space rack shelves and five ER-2B blank panels (MSRP: $859.00 USD)
- EREN-27E – Same as EREN-27 except without preloaded shelves and blanks (MSRP: $699.00 USD)
- EREN-42E (MSRP: $779.00 USD)

“The EREN Series has been designed for use with a multitude of audio, video, security, and communication components,” added Fulmer. “With numerous shelves and a sturdy weight capacity of 1,000 lbs., the AV and security installer and end user have a tremendous amount of available space to design a fully mobile, fully enclosed security and AV rack system.”

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the VideoMount™-Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communication and security industries since 1994. VMP’s products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to grow by adding mounting systems to address growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of our business.

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