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AES137 Deadline Extended for FREE Exhibits-Plus and Premium All-Access Badge Discounts to Friday, October 3, 2014

New York, NY, September 29, 2014 — If it’s about audio, it’s at AES!, and registration for FREE Exhibits-Plus badge and discounted All-Access badges has been extended to Friday, October 3. The AES137 Convention is taking place October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and will serve as the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals for three days of exhibits and four days of workshops, technical papers and program content tailored to the current audio and communications landscape. Leaders from the Professional Recording, Production, AV Communications and other industries will present and discuss topics covering all aspects of the audio arts and sciences. The convention is experiencing a tremendous surge of buzz and growth, as it promises to be the biggest AES event on the West Coast in over five years. The list of exhibitors and sponsors is growing, with over 300 of the top professional audio manufacturers, associations and technology leaders currently registered for booths on the exhibition floor and sponsorship support.

Please join us for the annual 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.

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 (pre-registration required), premium All Access badges, Technical Program, complete list of events and more, visit http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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Waves Debuts Everything Audio Live from YouTube Space LA

EverythingAudio_Premiere

— Hosted by acclaimed audio engineer Dave Hampton (Herbie Hancock, Prince, Justin Timberlake), Everything Audio will cover a range of audio topics, from recording, live sound, and audio for gaming, to consumer audio, forensics, sound design and much more —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, September 29, 2014 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, announces its new web program, Everything Audio, streaming live from YouTube Space LA. With new episodes added on a regular basis, the show will present a wide spectrum of audio-related content appealing to everyone from audio professionals and sound hobbyists to everyday consumers and technology enthusiasts. Topics will range from pro audio and live sound to musical instrument audio, sound for film and gaming, sound design, DJing and electronic music production. The show will also delve into the world of audio for consumer electronics, discussing such topics as headphones, computers, cell phones, televisions and car stereos, while also touching on audio forensics, restoration, psychoacoustics, hearing capacity and aural health.

The show is hosted (and executive produced) by noted audio engineer Dave Hampton, an expert in the field of audio recording, production and technical design, with a list of clients that includes Herbie Hancock, Prince, Justin Timberlake and many more. The premiere episode will air on Tuesday, October 7, 2 P.M. ET and will feature the following guests: producer/DJ/remixer Dave Audé (Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé), producer/engineer/mixer Andrew Scheps (Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey, Metallica, Jay-Z), and producer/engineer/mixer Jack Joseph Puig (Florence + the Machine, U2, Lady Gaga).

Each episode will present a panel of guests from various fields in audio, ranging from music producers, mixers, engineers, artists and musicians to retailers, audio manufacturers and representatives of consumer companies whose products feature audio as a central function. Each guest will present his or her area of expertise while interacting with the others guests to discuss topics moderated by the host. Each episode will include real-time audience interaction through a live-chat Q&A session with the guest panel.

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, stated: “Waves has long been the leading innovator and pioneer in digital signal processing and related fields, and it is fitting that this new venture offers end users a resource and inside track into the world of audio. All sorts of surprises are planned for the program, but the possibilities are massive. We are excited to present Everything Audio to the world and to celebrate the current state of audio. Enjoy!”

The premiere episode will also feature an interactive competition with a chance to win a Dell computer.

For more details, and to register for the premiere episode, please visit:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/everything-audio-with-dave-hampton-tickets-13022948991.

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137th Audio Engineering Society Convention Offers Special Events and Programs for All Attendees

— Opening Ceremonies awards presentation; Alan Parsons and Neil Portnow keynotes; Project Studio Expo; Live Sound Expo; Hi-Res Audio Sessions; and Platinum Producers Panel, plus multiple other sessions and forums are in store for convention itinerary —

New York, NY — A robust selection of special events is being offered at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center). Show attendees will be treated to a diverse array of events featuring leaders from all areas of pro audio. These special events are open to all attendees, including FREE (with Pre-Registration) Exhibits-Plus badge-holders, as the AES makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles.

This year’s highlights include:
Opening Ceremonies / Awards / Keynote Speech
Join us for the annual opening ceremonies the first day of the show, Thursday, October 9. This event will feature industry-leading speakers – including current AES president Sean Olive and Executive Director Bob Moses – as well as the L.A. Convention Co-chairs Valerie Tyler and Michael MacDonald. A special keynote by acclaimed engineer, musician and record producer Alan Parsons will be a highlight of the ceremony. The event will be rounded out by a presentation of awards to industry leaders. Additionally, Friday’s keynote speech will be given by Neil Portnow, President/CEO The Recording Academy®, The GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares.

Additional offerings will explore specific areas within the audio world, including:

- 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 Rich Costey.

- 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.

“We call them Special Events for a reason,” noted AES Executive Director Bob Moses. “The top people in the world bring their expertise and wisdom to us in a variety of educational and inspirational events, which is an experience you only get at AES. And we make these open to everyone at the convention with any badge, to make sure everyone gets their mind blown at least once per day.”

A complete list of special events at the upcoming Convention can be found 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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Biamp Systems Adds Copywriter Caitlin Lilly to Growing Marketing Department

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Oct. 2, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, has named Caitlin Lilly to the role of copywriter. In her new role, Lilly will support the promotion of Biamp’s branding, marketing, and new product initiatives through the development of technical, product, and marketing content. Based in Beaverton, she will report directly to Kristi Swearingen, creative services manager for Biamp(R).

“To meet the demands of our increased brand presence in the marketplace, our marketing department is expanding its capabilities by adding a talented new member to our creative team,” said Swearingen. “Caitlin comes to Biamp with a wide range of experience including writing corporate content for press releases, blogs, and other channels. We are excited to welcome her aboard.”

Prior to joining Biamp, Lilly was the lead writer and marketing strategy team leader for MasterPlans, Inc. where she crafted business plans, conducted market research, and provided executive summaries for high-level clients. She served previously as the company’s marketing strategy writer and editor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in women’s studies from University of California, Santa Cruz.

“Joining an industry leader like Biamp is an incredible opportunity,” said Lilly. “Considered trendsetters within the AV industry, the projects our marketing team will continue developing will further education and knowledge in our industry. These are definitely exciting times to be at Biamp, and I look forward to participating in the company’s continued growth.”

More information about Biamp is available at www.biamp.com.

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About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

The award-winning Biamp(R) product suite includes the Tesira(R) media system for digital audio networking, Audia(R) Digital Audio Platform, Nexia(R) digital signal processors, Sona(TM) AEC technology and Vocia(R) Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, with additional engineering operations in Rochester, New York, USA, and Brisbane, Australia. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Product Design Events to Be Featured at 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— This year’s AES Product Design Track combines two themes to bring a significant learning opportunity to audio engineering professionals; Theme 1 events are focused on audio design topics, while Theme 2 brings to AES the subject of product development in the age of global engineering and sourcing —

New York, NY — The audio industry today competes with a myriad of other entertainment forms, from gaming to video everywhere to social networking and beyond. Audio companies must bring products to market that no longer compete just with other audio products but also with other entertainment options in order for the audio industry to grow and be at the forefront of professional and consumer markets. To address audio engineering professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of product development best practices and techniques, AES has expanded this year’s Product Design Track at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, which runs Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. The Product Design Track will take place all four days of the convention, bringing a wide variety of topics to today’s engineers, managers and product management professionals. The Track is organized by Chairman Scott Leslie, founder of PD Squared, who has held previous positions in the industry including VP of Engineering at JBL Pro and CEO at Renkus-Heinz. Audio Precision is the sponsor for the track.

The two-theme approach combines audio design topics and product development practices into one track. Theme 1 addresses key audio design topics such as D/A and A/D design for modern high-resolution audio formats, how to best leverage DSP, the most effective way to go about optimizing active loudspeaker systems, and measuring loudspeaker systems. Attendees will also learn about the criticality of testing product designs for the real world, where problems like hum, buzz, clicks, pops and other unexplained misbehavior can be traced to design issues, such as internal grounding schemes or conceptual misunderstandings of signal interface circuitry, and that cost little or nothing to remedy.

Theme 2 targets audio engineering professionals who face the challenge of getting new products to market faster, while costing less and building a competitive advantage. The theme focuses on how today’s engineers and managers must develop the skill sets necessary to deal with the complex world of global availability of manufacturing and supply chain partners, design services, engineering services and community development. The theme opens with an observational panel that explores this topic at a high level and is followed by a number of track sessions that provide depth and insight in areas such as DSPs, power supply and amplifiers, transducer selection, system engineering, software integration, production test techniques and succeeding with external engineering partners. Additionally, the Product Design Track will offer an off-site Technical Tour to QSC’s state-of-the-art production facility, giving a behind-the-scenes look at one of today’s top manufacturing facilities.

Finally, the next generation of product designers will benefit from the Product Design For Students presentation, which will offer insight to the pro audio community’s newest members about career ideas and how they might just help change the audio world.

“Product development has become a mix of engineering, sourcing, partnering and business skills,” observes AES Product Design Chair Scott Leslie. “What we’ve done this year is included more of the business aspects of the product development process, as well as addressed how globalized the process has become from supply chain to development partners. Anyone who designs and builds audio products, or is contemplating doing so (or even if they’re just curious as to what it takes to create a product), will benefit from attending these sessions.”

AES Executive Director Bob Moses concludes, “”As a former product designer myself, I always found my experiences at AES Conventions to be invaluable in connecting with top recording engineers and learning what they struggled with in the studio. Several products I created were inspired by these conversations. And, of course, I learned pretty much everything I know about audio hanging with these folks.”

For further information about the Product Design Track, FREE Exhibits-Plus badges (pre-registration required), premium All Access badges, and Technical Program information, and more visit http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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137th Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles Offers a Comprehensive Recording and Production Track

— The annual AES Convention is where the Recording and Production Track sessions bring top engineers and producers together to share classic techniques and new ideas with the audio recording community —

New York, NY — Considered by many to be the most popular series of panels and presentations at the annual AES Conventions, the Recording and Production Track will take place each day during the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, set for Thursday, October 9, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. The sessions that make up the Recording and Production Track cover every major aspect of the practical side of music production, including recording vocals, mixing techniques and mastering, in addition to several special presentations from leaders in the industry.

Of interest to all recording engineers and producers this year will be Thursday’s keynote speech given by legendary engineer/producer Alan Parsons, who will share his insight and experience from being part of some of the greatest recordings of all time. Friday’s keynote will further feature Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, who will share his valuable insights into the music business and the challenges and opportunities available in today’s evolving industry.

Also popular is the Platinum Events series, which covers a variety of topics with high-profile guests and panelists. This year’s Platinum Engineers Panel will feature Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, hosts of the popular weekly pro audio show Pensado’s Place. Attendees will get to see what happens when “The Script Is Flipped” and Pensado and Trawick are put on the other side of the interview – sure to reveal some unique insights and surprises along the way. A Platinum Mastering event will feature acclaimed mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, along with mastering engineer and incoming AES President Andres A. Mayo and other highly respected audio pros such as Bruce Botnick, Mark Donahue and Barak Moffitt, who will discuss the ramifications of the recent defining of “High Resolution Audio.” This presentation will include a guided tour of audio samples, so the audience can hear for themselves how High Resolution Audio can provide the listener with exactly what artists hear in the studio while creating their music.

AES137 will also feature the newest Project Studio Expo – a popular series of events taking place on the exhibition floor targeted to the burgeoning market of project and home studio facilities around the world. The PSE, included with admission to holders of the Free Exhibits-Plus badge, will feature presentations by leading industry engineers, producers, authors, journalists and educators, including Alex Case, Mike Senior, Stephen Webber, Larry Crane, Craig Anderton, Mick Guzauski, John Storyk, Paul White, Hugh Robjohns and others. Presenters will lead attendees through basics such as recording vocals, preparing multitracks for mixing and best practices for proper monitoring, as well as more detailed discussions on how to optimize value when it comes to choosing and purchasing equipment, how to design a great project studio and how to get the most out of a digital audio workstation. The Project Studio Expo will take place Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, throughout show hours.

This year will also offer master classes that deconstruct, track-by-track, original recordings from Fleetwood Mac, the Beach Boys, David Bowie, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the inaugural “Raw Tracks” sessions. On Saturday, October 11, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., “An Afternoon With Geoff Emerick” will get attendees up close and personal with the legendary Beatles engineer (also known for his work with such artists as Elvis Costello, Jeff Beck, The Zombies, Robin Trower and Badfinger), who will expound on stories that are part of the living history of music production. This very special presentation will be enhanced with seldom seen photos and video footage as well as rarely heard audio clips.

Additional Recording and Production Track events include a “Mastering for Engineers” session, a presentation entitled “Inside the Mix” given by multi-GRAMMY® winner David Reitzas, and a session titled “Master Mission: Spreading the Word On Mentoring, Formats, and a Changing Industry,” addressing current changes and opportunities in the burgeoning Recording and Production field.

Another mainstay of the AES conventions – the Technical Tours – will offer participants the chance to tour and experience a variety of top-notch local L.A. facilities, from leading studios to manufacturers and live sound venues. This year’s stops, over the four days of the convention, include Sony Computer Entertainment America, Capitol Studios, 20th Century Fox facilities, Village Studios, the QSC factory, EastWest Studios, Dolby Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Henson Recording Studio and The Dub Stage. Tickets are available for purchase during normal registration hours at the convention center.

Also, for the first time in AES history, there will be a panel officially held in Spanish in an International AES Convention. The panel “Grandes Productores de América Latina” (“Great producers from Latin America”) will bring together several of the biggest names from the region, all of them multiple GRAMMY Award winners, to present their most recent work and discuss the state of the musical industry in Latin America.

“This year’s Recording and Production Track is as exciting and in-depth as it’s ever been,” says Recording Track Co-Chair Andres Mayo. Co-Chair Jim Kaiser adds, “We’ve got the project studio side comprehensively covered by our colleagues at Sound On Sound magazine with the PSE, and we have noted and award-winning engineers and producers covering a wide range of other topics that will give those who attend an enticing and well-rounded experience.”

For information on the Recording and Production Track and how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-registration required) for the AES137 Convention, as well as All Access badge, and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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Prism Sound Announces A Drum Masterclass In Germany

Gavin Harrison

Internationally acclaimed drummer Gavin Harrison is collaborating with Prism Sound to deliver a unique Drum Masterclass, which will take place at KMR Audio in Berlin on Saturday November 1, 2014.

Harrison has worked with a wide range of artists including Iggy Pop, Porcupine Tree, Sam Brown and King Crimson. His Masterclass in Germany will focus on techniques for recording drums in a studio and will give those attending the opportunity to record a track on his Sonor drum kit.

Harrison recently gave a similar Masterclass at Ananda Studios in the UK, which was hugely successful. Prism Sound supported that event by providing audio interface equipment.

Bernard Nocker, Prism Sound’s sales representative in Germany, says: “We were so inspired by it that we decided to host another event in Germany where there is enormous demand for this kind of hands-on workshop. Gavin is an inspiring teacher and during the Masterclass he will focus on the demands of being a session player and how to deliver a great performance, even when under pressure. He will also give each attendee individual feedback so that they can raise their game to another level.”

To ensure the highest possible audio quality throughout the recording chain, Prism Sound will once again deploy a number of its Atlas USB audio interfaces to track the microphones from the drum kit into Logic. Aimed squarely at multitrack recording applications, Atlas benefits from Prism Sound’s 27 year history in digital audio processing and interface design. It incorporates the company’s latest award-winning CleverClox dual hybrid clocking technology and offers recording professionals ultimate quality analogue and digital I/O for Mac or Windows PC at sample rates up to 192kHz. In addition to the USB host interface, Atlas also features Prism Sound’s new MDIO interface expansion slot. With eight acclaimed Prism Sound microphone preamplifiers as standard, Atlas is ideally suited to the needs of drummers.

Gavin Harrison’s Prism Sound Drum Masterclass runs for three hours and is not suitable for beginners. Capacity is limited to a maximum of 12 participants and the cost of the session is €150 per person. Anyone wanting to attend should visit:

http://www.prismsound.com/music_recording/store/store_offers3.php?lng=de

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About Prism Sound
Founded in 1987, Prism Sound manufacture high-quality professional digital audio equipment for the International broadcast, film, music production, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. The company’s product range includes the Prism ADA-8XR precision 8-channel converter unit, which is regularly used for music and film soundtrack projects by clients such as EMI Abbey Road, BBC, Sony, Lucasfilm and Walt Disney. Prism Sound also manufactures a range of audio test and measurement products, including the de facto standard DSA-1 handheld digital audio generator/analyser and the dScope Series III audio analyser system.

For more information: www.prismsound.com

Shotoku Boosts Studio Capabilities of National Spanish Broadcaster

Versatile Robotic Pan/Tilt System Delivers Big For Major Madrid Media Group

Madrid, Spain – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, has announced the recent installation of a robotically controlled system comprising numerous pan and tilt heads and dual 16-camera control systems at Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A. The Madrid-based Spanish media group, a national broadcaster, maintains a significant presence in the television, radio and cinema industries. The sale was made through Shotoku’s regional reseller Datos Media.

After in-depth testing and on-site demonstrations, the Shotoku systems — seven TG-18 robotic pan and tilt heads and two 16-camera TR-T control systems — were selected by Atresmedia Corporación as key pieces of its re-launched and refurbished studio to replace its older gear.

“Since the first test, we were satisfied with the overall capability of Shotoku’s system, both operationally and technically,” says Fernando García del Rey, Head of Studio Operations, Atresmedia. “The system works well, operators find it easy to use, and the support we get from Shotoku, with Datos Media, has been excellent.”

According to James Eddershaw, Shotoku sales director, Atresmedia is a brand new client and the first order with Shotoku’s newly appointed agent in the region, Datos Media, signaling a major win for the company. “I am delighted to be working with Atresmedia – one of Spain’s leading national broadcasters with a long history of experience in robotic camera systems,” says Eddershaw. “To be selected by them after a detailed evaluation, is praise indeed for our systems.”
The Datos team worked very closely with the Atresmedia crew during installation and provided full training on-site once the system was integrated. Now, the station is live and on-air every day.

“We were extremely pleased to be able to supply a large Shotoku system to Atresmedia, especially so soon after partnering with Shotoku in Spain,” says Tomas Nielsen, managing director, Datos Media. “Like Atresmedia, we were happy with the way the project went, with very smooth integration into the existing studio environment and all completed on time.”

The TG-18 has a 56kg payload capacity making it ideal for any ENG camera/lens combinations in typical studio configurations including the usual accessories such as viewfinder, hand controls and teleprompter/preview monitor. The TG-18 offers exceptional pan and tilt control, allowing complete freedom for on-air adjustments from the control systems. The head combines all the features expected of a high performance remote pan and tilt head (i.e. high accuracy, smooth movement, silent operation and high payload) with a full manual override capability.

The completely configurable screen layouts of the TR-T system supports 16 cameras, capable of being controlled by a single operator position, and displayed in any configuration to suit the particular requirements of the program. The TR-T panel style uses multicolored illuminated keys to communicate system status and control settings, with the same high precision joystick for ultra-smooth, on-air control that has become the trademark of a Shotoku system.

About Shotoku Broadcast Systems
Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with third-party equipment. Established as an engineering design firm specializing in advanced mechanics and electronic control systems, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan with offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. The Company’s robotic camera systems are designed, developed and manufactured in Staines, UK. For further information: www.Shotoku.co.uk
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Shotoku contact: James Eddershaw
+44 (0) 1784 224650 / mailto:info@shotoku.co.uk

Press contact: Desert Moon Public Relations & Advertising / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / mailto:Harriet@DesertMoon.tv

dB Technologies introduces new Theater Series stage monitors

DVX DM12 TH front

Italian loudspeaker manufacturer dB Technologies presents their new high performance TH theater series stage monitors. The initial introduction include the DVX-DM12 TH and DVX-DM15 TH active two-way stage monitors. High output – 136 dB max SPL. Featuring either 12” or 15” neodymium woofers with 4” voice coil coupled with 1.4” exit HF neo compression driver with 2.5” voice coil. The cabinets feature rotatable HF driver (for left or right configuration), double EQ preset, input and output panels on either side and universal switch mode power supply. Frequency response on the DVX-DM12 TH is 63Hz-16 kHz and on the DVX-DM15 TH is 55Hz-16 kHz (+/-6 dB).
Let’s take a closer look:
A unique feature of the TH series monitors is the ability to rotate the front panel to configure the monitor with the horn on the right or on the left for stage positioning and stereo configuration purposes. In addition, the 90×40 horn can be rotated for proper pattern coverage.
Utilizing the latest in amplifier technology from dB Technologies, the TH series incorporates a two-way Digipro G2 amplifier which splits the power delivering 750-watts RMS to the low frequency section and 375-watts RMS to the high frequency section. Conceived to operate in full-range mode, thanks to the SMPS (Switched-Mode Power Supplies) and PFC (Power Factor Correction) technologies assure operation with supply voltages between 100 Vac and 240 Vac, ensuring the same performance even with floating and non-stabilized power supply.
The linear response and accurate frequency response allow the TH series to be used on stages large or small, wherever high levels of performance are required. A selector located on the input panel allows to choose between two preset equalizations – EQ FLAT and TH EQ.
The monitor cabinets are constructed of heavy-duty 15-mm multi-layer birch, painted with a black polyurea for ruggedness and roadworthiness. All inputs (Powercon and XLR input) are located at one end with the links (Powercon and XLR output) at the opposite end for ease of pass-through connectivity. The input section also includes LED indicators monitoring the internal limiter circuit, amplifier status, power voltage, input sensitivity and audio signal presence. Two recessed side handles facilitate transport.
For additional information and technical specifications on these products, please find those on the following links:
DMX-DM12 TH www.dbtechnologies.com/EN/Products/new_products/dvx_dm12_th_p1837.aspx
DMX-DM15 TH www.dbtechnologies.com/EN/Products/new_products/dvx_dm15_th_p1846.aspx

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Clay Paky B-EYE K10s Make Red Rocks Debut with STS9 Concert and Join Band’s Fall Touring Rig

BNSTS920140906JP_1200px_004Lighting designer Saxton Waller selected 22 Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K10 LED-based moving lights controlled by a grandMA2 with NPU for two sold-out STS9 concerts at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, the lead up to the band’s cross-country fall tour. The fixtures and console were provided by Brown Note Productions, Inc. in Thornton, Colorado. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky and MA products in North America.

The instrumental band STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), which plays self-described post-rock dance music, is one of the nation’s top-grossing tour acts with a heavy presence in the festival circuit. Their dates at Red Rocks, September 5 and 6, preceded the start of their first tour in nearly a year. The tour will play venues in the Midwest and East, including Chicago, New York, Detroit and Pittsburgh.

Brown Note Productions, Inc. is a full-service audio, lighting and video production company specializing in touring, festivals and special events. It won the 2013 Parnelli Award for “Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year” and is nominated for the same award again this year.

“STS9 is our flagship client: We’ve been working with the band for the 10 years we’ve been in business,” says CEO Sara B. Knutson, who is partnered with her husband, Ryan, in Brown Note Productions. “STS9 has played Red Rocks, named the best concert venue in the country, a number of times before. And we do 30-35 shows there annually with clients, so it’s a very familiar venue. The B-EYE K10s made their Red Rocks debut with STS9, then will accompany the band on their six-week tour.”

Brown Note Productions is a fan of Clay Paky products with more than 60 Sharpys and 16 Sharpy Washes in their inventory. Now, 22 B-EYE K10s have joined the product roster.

“We expect the K10s to be accepted by all the major tours,” says Knutson; the fixtures were rented previously by String Cheese Incident for their show at Electric Forest. “We also look for the K10s to bring in new clients who are excited by the hype and what the lights can do. Clay Paky always puts out amazing products – look at Sharpy and how it has revolutionized the industry. Their products are solid and in-demand – we can’t keep them in stock!”

Brown Note Productions has a long history with MA consoles, too. “We started with one many years ago and have really ramped up our inventory so we now carry two grandMA2s, a grandMA2 light, an NPU, a command wing and we still have a grandMA1. They are the go-to desk for any major tour; they’re on every rider and are specked for all the big national festivals.”

Saxton Waller, who heads Denver-based Roygbiv Lighting & Show Design, has been the lighting designer for STS9 for 14 years. He saw Clay Paky B-EYE K20s at a recent Phish concert and when a sample K10 became available he got a chance to “play with it” for a day and see if the fixture would fit into STS9′s new touring rig.

“I used 22 K10s for Red Rocks, and we’re touring with 20,” he says.
“I’m using the K10s any way I can: every function they have, I use – wash mode for big-stage looks, beaming down without opening the prisms for small beam effects, rotating them and opening and closing the prisms for custom effects.” At Red Rocks and on tour STS9 has opted not to use video elements in their shows so lighting design and effects play a bigger role than ever.

At Red Rocks Waller placed one K10 behind each of the five band members and tilted the fixtures forward about 25º “to get them under the band and all the way back to the rocks,” he explains. The remaining 17 K10s were mounted in the truss. The fixtures will be deployed in a similar way for the touring rig.

Waller built custom macros for the K10s that extend creative flexibility with color. “I’ve written probably 30 custom chases with colors attached. So in a three-spoke fan each spoke stays the same color all the way around, like a gobo wheel spinning. I can fire them of in any combination,” he explains.

He attached ghost protocol presets to his custom chases to facilitate writing the macros assigning the K10 color combinations. “Each chase can have 60-80 steps, so I only have to write it once, not each time I have a different color combination.”

Waller has also invented a way to see each beam of the K10s in MA 3D setting up each cell as an individual moving light. “It’s been priceless for me to see the beam structure in the studio without setting up the entire rig,” he says.

“Brown Note is a great company and has always been a great partner of ours,” says A.C.T Lighting Vice President of Sales, Brian Dowd. “They’re always excited about trying the latest and greatest equipment and they’re able to do so in a way that really showcases the gear.”

Chris Ruppel from Brown Note Productions gets kudos from Waller for “making it all happen” with K10 and grandMA2 programming.

About A.C.T Lighting

A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory. The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients.

For more information call 818-707-0884.

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