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Press Releases For : January 8, 2015

College of Southern Nevada’s Audio Recording Technology Program Educates Students on Using Waves Plugins and DiGiGrid

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John Jacobson, Audio Recording Technology Professor at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), has chosen Waves Audio plugins and DiGiGrid audio interfaces for the Audio Recording Technology Program’s facility.

Equipped with an arsenal of Waves equipment, CSN’s audio setup includes the following: a main Control Room with an SSL AWS900 console, Pro Tools 11 HDX, and the Waves Diamond bundle; a second Control Room featuring a vintage Trident Series 65, Pro Tools 11 HD3, the Waves Diamond bundle, a DiGiGrid DLS, and Waves SoundGrid Studio software; the “Nomad,” a portable, self-contained digital recording system with a Waves Native Power Pack and Pro Tools 11 Native; and the Lab (three iMac recording setups for student use), each with a Waves Native Power Pack and Pro Tools 11 Native.

Prof. Jacobson notes, “The main reason for the College of Southern Nevada getting the DiGiGrid DLS was to update our second Control Room, called the Trident Room due to its having a vintage Trident Series 65 console in it. We have a recent Mac (‘tower’-type), and we have just upgraded to Pro Tools 11. But the three interfaces in the Trident Room are ‘legacy’ ones: Digidesign 96 and 192, and an Apogee Rosetta 800. These will NOT work with Pro Tools 11, and the cost to replace them was more than we could afford. Adding the DiGiGrid DLS interface was a cost-effective way to upgrade our Pro Tools system. In addition, the DLS (and the SoundGrid Studio software) do indeed provide near-zero latency and function as advertised. I haven’t used the DLS’s processing-sharing capability yet, but that may very well come into play as we continue to expand and rearrange our facility at CSN. As innocent as the DLS front panel appears, it does warrant us calling it the ‘Magic Box’!”

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Listen Technologies Loop Induction Assistive Listening Systems Nominated for “Impact Product of the Year” Awards by Readers of Commercial Integrator and TechDecisions

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Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of assistive listening products for over 16 years, is proud to announce that its Loop Induction Assistive Listening Systems (ListenLoop) have been nominated, along with 28 other industry-leading products, for the “Impact Product of the Year” Awards by readers of Commercial Integrator (integration professionals) and TechDecisions (primarily end users).

The Commercial Integrator website listing the nominations states these criteria: “We wanted our end-of-year product coverage to be dictated by the consultants and integrators who read CI and the end users who read TechDecisions. We asked readers to submit thoughts on products that made a significant impact on their businesses in 2014. Maybe the product offers features previously unavailable; Maybe it lowers the price point enough to expand a feature to new customer groups; Maybe it reduces design or installation time enough to save the integration firm on labor; Maybe its features make service easier and facilitate recurring revenue; or Maybe it’s just incredibly cool. We’ve highlighted 29 products that, according to readers, meet those criteria.”

ListenLoop technology makes it possible to extend users’ assistive listening solution to anyone with a t-coil enabled hearing aid or cochlear implant. That means users can offer their visitors or patrons the uniquely personal and discrete experience of listening to an audio signal directly through their own hearing aid—without any additional receivers or equipment.

The nominations page cites the following quote, from Mike Shelton, senior systems engineer, AMT Systems, who experienced ListenLoop via a Commercial Integrator Hands-On Review: “With a typical RF system everybody wears a pack and you have a visual indication that you have a hearing issue. With [ListenLoop, on the other hand] you just flip a switch and you can hear perfectly clear and nobody knows … so people don’t feel like they’re being stigmatized. This makes using the system completely invisible.”

Russ Gentner, Listen CEO, stated, “It is always a special honor to be nominated for accolades by journalists and manufacturer peers, but it is another honor altogether to be nominated by integrators and end users – the individuals using our products out in the real world. We are tremendously proud to be acknowledged as we continue to provide the best solutions in the world of assistive listening.”

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FOH Engineer Greg Nelson Chooses Waves for Pearl Jam

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Top FOH engineer Greg Nelson (Pearl Jam, Incubus) chooses to use Waves Audio plugins and Waves MultiRack SoundGrid when touring with Pearl Jam.

Nelson recalls, “I started using Waves in 2002 while mixing some live bootlegs for Incubus. I think it was just the Waves L1 Ultramaximizer and the Waves C4 Multiband Compressor on the master to smooth out the mix a bit. They sounded better than anything else around at the time and I loved using them. I was so excited when they were made available for use in a live environment.”

Describing his current setup on the road with Pearl Jam, Nelson says, “I am mixing Pearl Jam on a DiGiCo SD5 with Waves MultiRack SoundGrid and the Waves Server One. My favorite Waves plugins when working with Pearl Jam are the MV2 for kick and especially snare; the H-Comp Hybrid Compressor for vocals; the C6 Multiband Compressor for vocals and slight master bus tuning; and the CLA-3A Compressor/Limiter for guitars. I also use the Waves API 550 EQ, which works great on anything! On the master busses, I just use the Renaissance Compressor for some slight compression (a ratio of 1.8), and just a taste of the C6 again to smooth things out. I am a big believer in letting your live mix have dynamics and letting everything breathe. On my rec bus I do a bit of mastering with a Waves L2 Ultramaximizer, a C6, a Waves Q10 Equalizer (still great after all these years) and a bit of Waves S1 Stereo Imager just to widen the mix a bit, as I don’t do too much hard panning in arena shows.”

“Waves just makes the SD5 so much better,” Nelson adds. “Waves plugins run so seamlessly that I often forget they’re not just part of the console!”

For more information, please visit www.waveslive.com.

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Press Releases For : January 7, 2015

GC Pro Unveils Spanish-Language Microsite

— Featuring many of the same resources as its English-language counterpart, GC Pro’s new Spanish page is geared toward the growing Latino audio community —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces a new Spanish-language microsite at GCPro.com. Intended to serve the U.S.’s growing Latino audio community, the new section of the site will be updated regularly and will offer the same types of resources as its English-language counterpart: GC Pro installation profiles, account manager contact information, product spotlights and more. The microsite is accessible by clicking on “GC Pro en Español” on the right-hand side of the English-language main page.

Derek Snyder, GC Pro Director, Western Region, notes, “A cool feature of the site allows Spanish speakers to either chat live with one of our GC Pro call center associates or be connected to six regionally positioned account managers who are fluent in both the Spanish language and the unique needs of Latin American music professionals.”

“In an effort to better serve Spanish-speaking producers, engineers, artists, studio owners and GC Pro affiliates, we have introduced this new section of our site,” stated Rick Plushner, GC Pro Vice President. “We are a strong supporter of all types and traditions of music-making, and the Latin music scene in the U.S. has grown from a niche market to a mainstream juggernaut. We have built a firm relationship with this community – for instance, GC Pro was a proud sponsor of the recent ‘En La Mezcla’ Latin GRAMMY® Week P&E Wing event at Studio at the Palms in Las Vegas – and we look forward to continuing to serve this community for years to come – on our site, in our physical GC Pro locations and in the field.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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Waves Audio and DiGiCo Are Now Shipping DiGiGrid IOS

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Waves Audio and DiGiCo expand their DiGiGrid line of advanced audio interfaces with DiGiGrid IOS, an audio interface with a built-in SoundGrid® DSP server for plugin processing. DiGiGrid IOS features eight mic/line inputs with broadcast/studio-quality preamps, eight line outputs, two headphone outputs, and MIDI, S/PDIF and AES ins and outs.

DiGiGrid IOS is the most comprehensive all-in-one solution for native DAW users (Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton, Pro Tools Native, etc.), and is ideal for both professional and personal production studios. It brings more power to users’ plugins and provides advanced networking, faster workflow and award-winning DiGiCo preamps.

DiGiGrid IOS comes with the complete SoundGrid Studio System software (the SoundGrid Studio Application, StudioRack, and the eMotion ST mixer). Used in combination with this software, DiGiGrid IOS lets users mix and monitor in real time using hundreds of their favorite SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins, with super-low latency of only 0.8 milliseconds.

Need more I/Os? A single Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable is all you need to connect additional SoundGrid components to your network via the built-in network switch.

DiGiGrid IOS features:

8 mic/line inputs, 8 line outputs, 2 headphone outputs
Built-in SoundGrid DSP server
ASIO/Core Audio-compliant audio interface
Software-controlled award-winning preamps
MIDI, S/PDIF, and AES/EBU inputs and outputs
Connects via a single Ethernet cable (Cat 5e/Cat 6)
Quick-view front panel metering and status indicators
High-definition ADC/DAC conversion

Video: http://youtu.be/AY799qgoDEY

To learn more, please visit http://www.waves.com/hardware/digigrid-ios#introducing-digigrid-ios-iox-ioc.

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Kensington Unveils Industry’s Thinnest Security Lock Design for Ultrabooks and Tablets

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New MiniSaver™ Mobile Lock Features Patented Cleat™ Locking Design for BYOD Security Peace-of-Mind

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 6, 2015 – Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple. computing accessories, today announced the MiniSaver Mobile Lock, the industry’s thinnest security lock system with the Kensington mini security slot technologyfor use on ultra-thin mobile devices including Ultrabooks and tablets. Featuring a new patented Cleat locking design with an incomparably small attach point, the MiniSaver delivers professional-grade strength to resist pulls and tampering in a space that is as small as a micro USB connector or audio jack.

The new MiniSaver has been developed to address the increasing security needs of mobile-device users in the workplace. According to IDC, as many as 155 million smartphones and almost four million tablets will be leveraged for business purposes in 2014[1]. Further underscoring BYOD demand, as many as 53 percent of information workers today use three or more devices[2].

“Today’s increasingly mobile workforce is creating more demand than ever for ultra-thin devices and those devices need protection to prevent the mounting risk of theft and resulting data breaches,” said Judy Barker, Global Product Manager, Kensington. “The first-line-of-defense provided by physical security locks can stave off device theft and save businesses and their employees from the costly exposure of a data breach. With our revolutionary MiniSaver design, now protection is not only easy but sleek and convenient as well.”

The MiniSaver Mobile Lock is a highly versatile security solution for on-the-go professionals who use ultra-thin, lightweight devices and need protection in the office, or while working on the road and in public places. Key features include:

  • Cleat locking technology – featuring retracting “claws” which grab on to the internal sides of the security slot, the MiniSaver creates a strong connection between the device shell and the lock.
  • Off-body lock – using a groundbreaking design, the MiniSaver moves the main lock housing away from the device for improved flexibility which prevents interference with surrounding ports and jacks used for other accessories.
  • One-handed operation – A simple push-button action with a single hand can engage the lock securely inside the security slot.
  • Cut-resistant cable – An engineered carbon steel and protective plastic sheath give the MiniSaver the cut-resistance and theft-resistance of much thicker cables while delivering easier mobility.
  • Pivot and rotate cable – supporting a special hinge the MiniSaver creates great freedom of movement and eliminates awkward angles so that the key may be easily inserted.

“With the MiniSaver, Kensington is upping the game for physical security for even the thinnest of today’s mobile devices,” said Jan Solar, Worldwide Marketing and Portfolio Management, Lenovo. “By taking the company’s decades of security lock expertise and applying it to address the new demands of today’s thin, lightweight devices, Kensington is changing the shape of secure mobile computing.”

Kensington is the market leader in locking-slot specifications, locking technology and physical device locks. With more than 20 million security locks sold and integrated into over one billion notebooks, projectors and tablets since 1990, Kensington is the de facto standard in security slot technology. For more than 20 years, Kensington has delivered security products to businesses, large and small, including leading retailers, telecommunications companies, health providers and global financial institutions — as well as the technology manufacturers that supply them.

Over its history, Kensington has delivered security products that are compatible with nearly every major device manufacturer — including Dell®, HP®, Lenovo®, Toshiba®, and Samsung®. In fact, 95 percent of all business laptops, incorporate the Kensington Security Slot.

The MiniSaver Mobile Lock is available now with pricing starting at $59.99. For more information, visit: www.kensington.com/MiniSaver or see the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixo3QSkE1CM.

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Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple. computing accessories is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington’s mobile security product offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition, Kensington offers accessories including power adapters, chargers, mice, keyboards, trackballs, universal docking stations, desktop accessories, carrying cases and iPad/iPhone/iPod accessories. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Kensington is the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit http://www.kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.

Kensington, ClickSafe and MicroSaver are registered trademarks of ACCO Brands. SecureBack and smart. safe. simple. are trademarks of ACCO Brands. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Covered by one or more of US Pat. No’s D661,975; D660,682 S; 8,042,366; D651,889;8,001,812; 7,997,106; 6,081,974; 6,317,936; 7,415,852.

© 2014 Kensington Computer Products Group, a division of ACCO Brands. All rights reserved.

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[1] “155 million smartphones to be used for BYOD in 2014: IDC,” The Times of India, June 3, 2014

[2] “Market Trends: Secure File Sharing and Collaboration in the Enterprise, Q1 2014,” Forrester Research, February 4, 2014

Kensington Launches Versatile, Convenient Keyboard and Mouse during CES 2015


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New KP400 Switchable Keyboard and Kensington Pro Fit Wired Windows 8 Mouse Deliver Rich Features and Usability for Mobile Users

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 6, 2015 – Today, at CES, Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple. computing accessories, today announced the KP400 Switchable Keyboard and Kensington Pro Fit® Wired Windows® 8 Mouse, two new versatile and convenient accessories in Kensington’s complete line up of solutions for the mobile user. The new Kensington mobile accessories will be on display at CES ShowStoppers table F15.

Employees and casual users alike are increasingly using multiple, mobile computing devices in the office and on the road to enhance business productivity and give them greater freedom in how they interact and do business. While the mobile experience is enriched, companies often struggle to provide an integrated computing solution when employees return to their main desk workstations. Kensington is enhancing the BYOD experience for customers with a new keyboard and mouse that adapts to multiple mobile devices for greater efficiency and ease of use in a multi-device environment.

  • KP400 Switchable Keyboard (K72322US), $69.99

Today’s users need to type on a variety of devices, from their Windows PC to tablets and smartphones, running on different operating systems such as Android or iOS. With the ability to alternate between wired and Bluetooth connectivity, the Kensington KP400 Switchable Keyboard lets office computer users work with a laptop, a tablet, or even a smartphone together so that they can take productivity to a new level. The keyboard is full-sized and includes a numeric keypad, providing a professional typing experience regardless of the device it’s used with.  The keyboard comes with standard Windows layout that users are already familiar with, so the user can install the keyboard with confidence to start using it, the way they want, right away.

For more information visit www.kensington.com/sku/K72322US.

  • Kensington Pro Fit Wired Windows 8 Mouse (K72323WW), $29.99

With Windows 8, users have a wide array of options when it comes to getting the most out of their operating system, combining touchscreen and input devices like no other. The Pro Fit® Wired Windows® 8 Mouse features a multi-function gesture button that lets users perform six specific actions that typically are accomplished with a finger swipe. The mouse has a high-definition 1800 DPI sensor that optically tracks hand movements for precision control. With two buttons and a scroll wheel, the comfortable, mobile design of the mouse is optimized for both right-handers and left-handers and offers Plug & Play installation.

For more information visit www.kensington.com/sku/K72323WW.

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Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple. computing accessories, is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington’s product offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition, Kensington offers accessories including power adapters, chargers, mice, keyboards, trackballs, universal docking stations, desktop accessories, carrying cases and iPad/iPhone accessories. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Kensington is the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.

Kensington is a registered trademark of ACCO Brands. BlackBelt, SafeGrip, GummyGrip, TapLaunch, QuickFold, KeySense, PowerLift and smart. safe. simple. are trademarks of ACCO Brands. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

© 2014 Kensington Computer Products Group, a division of ACCO Brands. All rights reserved.

 

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RCF Re-Introduces TT22-A II and TT25-A II Cabinets to TT+ Theater andTouring Series

Last year, RCF discontinued the TT22-A and TT25-A active 12” and 15” cabinets in the TT+ Series, as they introduced the upgraded TT2-A and TT5-A versions. Those versions were higher powered and performance, but were also significantly more expensive. With the popularity of the TT22-A and TT25-A models, RCF has re-introduced these products with a number of upgrades to the original versions while able to maintain a similar price point to the originals.
The new cabinet design features upgraded transducers, lowering the crossover point between the woofer and compression driver for greater efficiency, and increased the power handling. The cabinet has been re-designed with additional suspension points, multi-functional monitor angle cuts, a reduction in weight and a more popular 90×60 rotatable horn pattern.
The design philosophy for the new TT+ cabinets is based upon offering the sound engineer solutions and tools that are ready to use. Key factors are the ability to sustain very high power with highly efficient sound pressure levels. The high SPL is created with extremely high definition and extended dynamic range. Modern construction materials result in mechanical weight ratios that are light for practical flying and portability.
Lowering the crossover point from 1200 Hz to 800 Hz allows for a much more efficient cabinet output, allowing significantly greater vocal intelligibility while allowing the low frequency woofer to provide a much truer response without fatigue.
Plus, the new models include RCF’s RDNet on board. With the RDNet protocol it is possible to monitors all the system parameters and components from the input status of each single amplifier.
With the integrated DSP onboard, it is possible to address the individual cabinet or groups of cabinets and create specific presets via the RDNet GUI software as well as to modify parameters such as gain, equalization and delay.
The new cabinets will be unveiled at the 2015 NAMM Show January 22-25 in Anaheim, California.

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Bangkok University Relies on FOR-A’s VRCAM2 Virtual Studio System for Student Training

Tokyo, Japan – FOR-A Company Limited announces that Bangkok University’s School of Communication Arts has been using its VRCAM2 virtual studio system. First installed in January 2011, the school frequently uses FOR-A’s sensor-less virtual studio system to train its students in program production, and the technology is also utilized for production of school events. Bangkok University also purchased FOR-A’s HVS-Bangkok U VRCAM2-3390HS video switcher in December of 2013, and purchased another unit last November.

Powered by Brainstorm’s software technology, the VRCAM2 provides the school with a virtual studio using a one-man-operated, no-cameraman environment. As Bangkok University prides itself onBangkok U VRCAM2-3 having a high-quality range of broadcast equipment available to its students, operation of the VRCAM2 has been included in the school’s curriculum for courses on set design and newscast production since 2013. The university is now also offering a new course specifically for virtual studio system technology for television production.

“Our communication students benefit so much from having frequent access to VRCAM2 and Brainstorm technology,” said Mr. Ath Kupongsak, Instructor of Virtual Studio Systems for TV Production at Bangkok University. “They enjoy studying virtual set techniques, Bangkok U VRCAM2-4which I think is evident by the high enrollment in our new virtual technology-focused course. We rely on our FOR-A VRCAM2 often and are happy with the features and functions that it offers.”

VRCAM2 includes expanded camera positions, sensored cameras, and a host of Bangkok U VRCAM2-4other useful additional control functions and effects for program production. The system allows for up to four virtual cameras, each of which can be set with up to 32 different angles. It also allows for one-touch operation, enabling students to save their work, including camera switching, subtitles, and scene transitions as playlists.

About FOR-A
FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, visit our web site at www.for-a.co.jp

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FINE TUNING HARMAN’S AUDIOPHILE LISTENING ROOM

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The Acoustic Environment Is A Critical Element Of The Sound System

NEW YORK: “These speakers sound OK, but that’s not good enough. Something isn’t right with this room.”* In May 2014, Harman International acquired an expansive space at 527 Madison Ave. (54th St.) for its flagship experience center. Designed to showcase their full range of consumer and audiophile equipment, the street level would be devoted to Harman’s AKG(r), Harman Kardon(r), JBL(r), and other respected brands. The lower level would feature a screening room and, behind a discrete sliding door, a private listening room outfitted with Harman’s premium Mark Levinson(r) amplifiers, and award-winning Revel Salon2 Speakers, a CD/SACD Disc player, and a turntable for vinyl aficionados. After six months of construction, the showroom and its listening room were ready for a trial run. Surprisingly, despite meticulous planning and design, it was clear to the true audiophiles in the room that something was amiss. *Harman exec.

“The sound we heard on that first demo would have pleased untrained ears, but we instantly recognized an absence of resonance, separation, sonic clarity, and warmth,” explains Harman Lifestyle Division Senior Manger, Retail, Jamie Feuss. “We know how Mark Levinson preamps, amplifiers and CD/ASCD players are supposed to sound, and we appreciate the unparalleled power, and clarity of Ultima 2 speakers but we weren’t hearing it. The problem had to be corrected before we could invite true audiophiles for demos.”

“The original acoustician enlisted to test the room recommended an extensive, lengthy and, costly process, which included wall and ceiling reconstruction, and complex rewiring,” Feuss says. “We were committed to a November opening in time for the holidays, but beyond that, the recommendations seemed excessive and expensive. We called the Walters-Storyk Design Group for a second opinion. Architect/acoustician John Storyk made a site visit in September and performed a series of acoustic modeling tests and measurements. He discovered a total absence of bass control, and an astonishing lack of low frequency compensation. With a resume that includes Jazz At Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, 54 Below and personal recording studios for Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, and (back in the day), Jimi Hendrix, John Storyk’s acoustic instincts are unerring. WSDG enabled us to meet our opening deadline, and the response to the sound system and the room has been universally favorable,” Feuss adds.

“We encounter similar conditions on many of our room analysis assignments,” John Storyk reveals. “Most of our work is focused on the design and construction of new recording studios and critical listening rooms. When we participate at the drawing stage, we eliminate potential diffusion, reflective sound, absorption and other acoustic complications prior to construction. In pre-existing environments, baring serious sound leakage (into or out of the room), which can entail costly room-within-room construction, many of these issues can be resolved by the judicious application of custom low frequency control applications which were the key missing elements in this space.
“As in most untreated small rooms, the interior environment’s modal behavior typically results in the uneven spacing of Eigen tones (commonly called standing waves),” Storyk says. “By re-ordering these modes (specifically controlling their relative amplitudes) with topical treatments, we were able to maximize the successful linear reproduction of sound for the Mark Levinson audio components and the Revel Ultima 2 Speakers in the Harman room,” he explains. “Both the rear wall perforated wood / Helmholtz Resonator and the suspended ceiling clouds contribute to low frequency control. We applied additional broadband absorption to the front wall to compliment the existing carpet and, to slightly reduce the room’s broadband / mid-frequency reverb time (decay rate).

“These surface treatments resolved all the acoustic issues in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner,” he adds. “And, in addition to being acoustically efficacious, they’re aesthetically pleasing. We literally ‘tuned’ the room, just as a musician tunes his instrument or a mixing engineer finesses a recording during the mastering process. The listening room now empowers this extraordinary Harman technology to provide audiophiles with the ultimate listening experience.

“Most people do not have ‘calibrated’ listening skills” Storyk concludes. “While some may pick up on the benefits of superior sound quality if they encounter it, many are satisfied with lo-fi systems and the now sadly ubiquitous ear buds. Ultimately, everyone, from the most discriminating audiophile to Baby Boomers and Millennials need to recognize the fact that their system’s environment is as crucial a component as their woofer, speakers, tweeter or turntable. If their room isn’t tuned, the sound of their music will suffer.”

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1. Harmon Listening Room – Front Broadband Absorption Panels
2. Harmon Listening Room – Side view Broadband Absorption Panels
3. Harmon Listening Room – Rear wall perforated wood/Helmholtz Resonator
4. Exterior, Harmon Int’l Flagship Experience Center 527 Madison Ave. NYC

Photos by Cheryl Fleming www.CherylFleming.net

Walters-Storyk Design Group has designed over 3500 media facilities worldwide. Credits include Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady (1969); NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center and Le Poisson Rouge; broadcast facilities for The Food Network, ESPN, and WNET; major education complexes for NYU and Berklee College of Music, Boston and Valencia, Spain; media rooms for Hoffman La Roche, and other corporate clients. Recent projects include NYC’s Jungle City Studios and private studios for Grammy winner Paul Epworth, Green Day, Jay-Z, Timbaland’s Tim Mosley, film composers Carter Burwell and Academy Award winner A.H. Rahman, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys. WSDG principals John Storyk, Beth Walters, Sergio Molho, Renato Cipriano, Dirk Noy and Silvia Molho lecture frequently at universities and industry events, and contribute regularly to industry publications. WSDG has collaborated with such noted architects as Frank Gehry, Rafael Vinoly, Norman Foster, Oscar Niemeyer, Phillipe Stark and Nicholas Grimshaw. WSDG is an eight-time winner of the prestigious NAMM TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/ Facility Design. The firm maintains offices in NY, SF, LA, Miami, Buenos Aires, Belo Horizonte, Basel, Beijing, Barcelona, Mexico City, St. Petersburg and Mumbai.

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