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Press Releases For : September 24, 2014
“The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television Audio Servicesâ€ť to be held Friday, October 10, 1 p.m. through 6 p.m.”
New York, NY, September 23, 2014 ” The Audio Engineering Society announces the return of the DTVAG (DTV Audio Group) ” an organization of senior-level broadcast network executives promoting best practices and successful strategies for digital television audio production and delivery” to its special events roster at the upcoming 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, taking place October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Expanding on the popularity of last year’s debut, the DTVAG forum will continue to discuss the hot topic of streaming content delivery and its impact on today’s TV landscape. The forum is produced by the DTV Audio Group in association with the Sports Video Group (SVG) and sponsored by Calrec, Dolby Laboratories, DTS, Lawo and Linear Acoustic.
Some of today’s brightest minds in television audio will participate in this year’s forum, entitled: DTV Audio Group Forum: The Implications of Streamed Content Delivery on the Evolution of Television.â€ť This event will take a look at the way content delivery is increasingly following a streamed model and being deployed with very short lead times via a virtualized delivery infrastructure, which allows for further advancements in related broadcast services including audio quality, spatially immersive sound, personalization and bandwidth efficiency. A series of five engaging panels, presentations and discussions will dig deep into each topic, and teach attendees about some of the tools and workflow approaches required to manage and exploit the capabilities of next-generation audio standards and take television audio into the future. Specific discussion topics will include:
This Is Not Your Father’s MVPD: A look into how the transition to IP infrastructure and streamed content is transforming cable and how this facilitates advanced audio codecs
So Long SDI and MADI: IP infrastructure for audio and video contribution within the broadcast plant and in the field
Interactivity, Objects and Spatially Immersive Audio: Mixers and technologists on the migration of object audio from cinema to the small screen and mobile
Object Audio Toolbox: What are the essential monitoring and authoring tools required for object audio production?
It’s All in Your Head: The state of headphone virtualization for immersive audio formats
Commenting on the state of streamed content delivery and the common thread among each forum topic, DTV Audio Group Executive Director Roger Charlesworth notes, “The explosive growth in streamed content delivery over mobile and fixed devices has re-written the playbook for television media distribution. Streaming delivery models are also inexorably finding their way into existing cable services and are being written into next-generation advanced television standards. The migration from traditional broadcasting to an IP stream-based model greatly simplifies implementation, and, combined with tablet-empowered UI, frees distributors to pursue a range of formats and encoding solutions with sophisticated interactive and object-oriented audio services. Our forum at AES137 will address the current and future direction of these trends and their implications for manufacturers, broadcast professionals and end users alike.”
For further information about the DTV Audio Group Forum, which is available to all attendees, and how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-registration required), as well as further Registration, and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.
â€” Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, System 10 camera-mount wireless avoids TV and DTV interference, offering a dependable, high-fidelity wireless solution for videographers â€”
STOW, OH, September 23, 2014 â€” Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is displaying the System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System, a digital wireless system designed to provide rock-solid performance along with easy setup and clear, natural sound quality. Featuring a compact design, the system is available in handheld, lavalier and body-pack configurations. Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, far from TV and DTV interference, this system offers extremely easy operation and instantaneous channel selection. Up to eight channels may be used together without any frequency coordination problems or group selection issues.
System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System Features:
Digital 24-bit/48 kHz wireless operation for ultimate sound quality
Automatic frequency selection for seamless, interference-free operation
Three levels of diversity assurance: frequency, time, & space
3.5 mm (1/8″) output jack with switch to select between TRS balanced and unbalanced (dual mono)
Features convenient rechargeable internal battery
Receiver and transmitter battery level displays
Camera shoe mount
1/8″ headphone jack with volume control
The System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System is now available in the following configurations:
ATW-1701 body-pack system: ATW-R1700 receiver, ATW-T1001 UniPakÂ® body-pack transmitter. U.S. MSRP: $664.95
ATW-1701/L lavalier system: ATW-R1700 receiver, ATW-T1001 UniPak body-pack transmitter, MT830cW omnidirectional condenser lavalier microphone. U.S. MSRP: $789.95
ATW-1702 handheld system: ATW-R1700 receiver, ATW-T1002 unidirectional dynamic microphone/transmitter. U.S. MSRP: $699.95.
For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.
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.
AudinateÂ® and BoseÂ® Professional to Sponsor Danteâ„˘ AV Networking Roadshow Events at InfoComm MEA in Dubai
Framingham, MA, September 23, 2014 â€“ To kick off what will become a series held in multiple global locations, AudinateÂ® and BoseÂ® Professional will launch their AV Networking Roadshow â€“ focusing on Danteâ„˘ technology â€“ at InfoComm MEA in Dubai, UAE. The sessions, titled â€śIntroduction to AV Networking,â€ť are one-day sessions, being offered two days consecutively: October 15 and 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. The events are sponsored by Bose Professional and Audinate, with support from AtterotechÂ®, Digital Audio Labs and YamahaÂ®.
Dante, created by Audinate, is the leading audio-over-IP networking solution. It offers virtually perfect synchronization, ultra-low deterministic latency and plug-and-play configuration management. Danteâ€™s real-time streaming is suitable for live broadcast, commercial installation, live sound, public address, intercoms and transportation communications deployments.
Intended for AV and IT professionals who have a novice or intermediate understanding of AV networking, these sessions expose attendees to the current state of audio networking and control for AV systems, emerging technologies and trends in AV networking. The instructor-led training uses a variety of components from Bose and other participating manufacturers, and provides an opportunity to learn audio networking theory, design and implementation through interactive, hands-on sessions using Dante audio networking technology. Presenters include Kieran Walsh, Senior Technical Solutions Manager, Audinate; and Biju Abdul Majeed, Design Engineer, Bose Corporation. The sessions are eligible for RU credits.
Attention will be paid to the following topics:
â€˘ Connecting devices and routing audio over a Dante network
â€˘ Network switch configuration for various applications
â€˘ Working with IT managers to define network requirements
â€˘ Basic network troubleshooting
These are all-day sessions, with lunch provided. Each dayâ€™s session is limited to 50 attendees, and you can enroll as part of your registration with the InfoComm Dubai show. Register for the course â€śIntroduction to AV Networking.â€ť
Darryl Bryans, Product Line Manager, DSP, Bose Professional, stated, â€śThe AV Networking Roadshow is a great way to quickly come up to speed on the latest information regarding audio networking and to get some hands-on experience using Dante audio networking technology and a variety of products. Weâ€™re pleased to be working together with Audinate and the other participating manufacturers to offer these sessions in Dubai and beyond. By the end of the day, participants should be able to confidently implement and install a Dante enabled system.â€ť
“As the market leader in media networking, Audinate believes that one of the ways people can fully appreciate just how easy Dante is to install, integrate and use is to support our OEM partners in educating their customers.” says Ervin Grinberg, Director of Marketing, Audinate. Grinberg also adds, “Dante is the most requested networking technology, and we are pleased to showcase the benefits regionally to present this hands-on comprehensive, well thought-out program.â€ť
Future AV Networking Roadshow events are being scheduled for markets around the U.S. and the world.
â€” Boutique Baltimore commercial production house created a mobile production rig that, like their six-suite studio, was built with both equipment and expertise from GC Pro â€”
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, September 22, 2014 â€” Don Cherel, the Founder and Director/Producer with DCP Productions, created the iconic Motorcycle Money Man for commercial client GEICO, along with spots for Planet Fitness, the Washington Nationals MLB team and the Washington Capitals NHL team. Now DCP Productions, like their mobile GEICO creation, itself is ready to go on the road, with a flypack rig that will let it shoot, record, edit and mix on location, vastly increasing the boutique shopâ€™s productivity while giving it access to new sights, sounds and talent. And that road rig, like DCP Productionsâ€™ six-room video and audio production facility in Baltimore, was sourced with a combination of technology and expertise provided by Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users.
Eight-year-old DCP Productionsâ€™ business model is predicated on Cherelâ€™s â€śconcept to completionâ€ť notion, which enables clients to work with one entity for concept creation; original music creation; and pre-, field- and post-production. â€śBy simply eliminating the layers of multiple companies in the advertising development process, DCP is able to create content and transform it into quality advertising media much less expensively and faster than traditional ad agencies,â€ť Cherel explains. â€śThat savings is passed on to the client.â€ť
The new mobile rig, which tackles its first official project in July for the next GEICO campaign, is made up of two 12-space racks that hold gear including a Universal AudioÂ® Apollo high-resolution interface, an Avid Pro Tools system with Thunderbolt connectivity, an Avid MC Mix controller, an API 550 EQ, Crane Song Falcon compressor and two Rupert Neve Designs 542 tape emulators.
All of this equipment was sourced through GC Pro Account Manager Mitch Shaivitz at GC Proâ€™s Baltimore-area office. The mobile rigâ€™s make-up grew from Shaivitzâ€™s conversations with Cherel about what the producer/director wanted to accomplish. â€śI called up Mitch and said, hereâ€™s what I want to do,â€™ and he came back with equipment suggestions that matched our workflow at the studio,â€ť Cherel explains. â€śThis mix of equipment and systems really make the mobile rig an extension of the studio â€” our workflow remains the same on the road and in the studio, so the end product is totally consistent.â€ť
â€śEvery product choice was well thought-out,â€ť says Cherel. â€śWith the exception of cameras and lenses, virtually every piece of equipment we have, in the studio and on the road, came through GC Pro. â€śThey have the products and the expertise. But mostly, they get what weâ€™re trying to do.â€ť
For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.
CRAS and HARMANâ€™s JBL Professional M2 Master Reference Monitors Serve Up A Feast for the Ears At 2014 PotLuckCon Audio Conference
CRAS is a technical school providing instruction in audio recording, engineering and production. Its two locations in Tempe and Gilbert, Arizona teach students the skills they need to start their career in the day they graduate.
The JBL M2 Master Reference Monitor is a 2-way powered large-format loudspeaker designed to set new standards for sonic accuracy and dynamic range in professional monitoring environments. It incorporates JBLâ€™s newly developed D2 dual-diaphragm, dual-voice-coil compression driver, a Differential Driveâ„˘ dual-voice-coil woofer and JBLâ€™s proprietary Image Control Waveguideâ„˘ to deliver exceptional studio monitor performance.
JBLâ€™s LSR6325Pbi-amplified compact studio monitor provide exceptional performance in applications where accuracy is a CRAS Digital Department Director Robert Brock first became interested in the M2 when visiting JBLâ€™s Northridge, California facility. â€śI was stunned at the level of accuracy and detail the M2 delivered,â€ť he said.
When Brock subsequently began planning the CRAS exhibit at PotLuckCon, he realized the professionals at the convention would be the perfect audience for the M2. â€śPotLuckCon draws exactly the kind of people who, like our students, need to hear this loudspeaker.â€ť
One of the highlights of PotLuckCon is the Casita Gear Crawl, in which the exhibit rooms are transformed into mini-studios. CRASâ€™s Casita featured a pair of M2 monitors. â€śFor most of the people who came to our room it was the first time theyâ€™d heard the M2 and it was a big hit,â€ť Brock commented. â€śItâ€™s really unlike anything else out there for its ability to faithfully reproduce everything thatâ€™s on the original recording with absolutely uncompromised dynamics and frequency extension. Itâ€™s incredibly revealing without ever sounding clinical or harsh and its tonal balance and spatiality remain intact over a wide listening area.â€ť
Also at PotLuckCon, Andrew Scheps, producer, mix engineer and principal of Tonequake Records, delivered a poignant presentation titled “Lost In Translation,” which examined the effect of low-resolution digital delivery on the emotional impact of recorded music. Sponsored by the Recording AcademyÂ® Producers and Engineers WingÂ®, and with JBL M2 Master Reference Monitors as the playback system, the crowd experienced Scheps’ dramatic A/B comparison of high and low-resolution file formats.
For more information on CRAS, please visit www.audiorecordingschool.com
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKGÂ®, Harman KardonÂ®, InfinityÂ®, JBLÂ®, LexiconÂ® and Mark Levinson Â®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.
Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck to present ASSR, The Book based on the award-winning DVD set at the 137th AES in Los Angeles
Montclair, NJ (September 24, 2014) â€“ Alan Parsonsâ€™ Art & Science of Sound Recording: The Book, is a complete rewrite and reappraisal of the award-winning video series. Parsons takes his approach to sound recording to the next level as the book provides ample space to present more technical background information, more detailed diagrams, and more in-depth discussion on each of the twenty-four topics, from â€śA Brief History of Recording â€ś to the now-classic â€śDealing with Disasters.â€ť
Written with the DVD’s co-producer, musician, and author Julian Colbeck, ASSR: The Book offers readers a classic â€śbig pictureâ€ť view of modern recording technology in conjunction with an almost encyclopedic list of specific techniques, processes, and equipment. The Book has a logical flow of chapters, looking at how sound is created and how it behaves before moving on to the different processes of manipulating sound recordings such as EQ, reverb, delays, compression; covering how to work and record with live musicians as well as the art and science that go into the mixing process.
â€śWith the videos we strove to keep you visually and aurally entertained. Now, you can be reading this at home, or in a busy Starbucks, or on a planeâ€¦ you can read one page at a sitting or one chapter, or just dive in here and there using the index or the glossary,â€ť said Parsons.
For all its heft and authority â€“ authored by a man trained at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios in the 1970s â€“ ASSR: The Book is also written in plain English and is packed with priceless anecdotes from Alan Parsons’ own career working with the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and countless others. Not just informative and packed with colorful pictures, but also highly entertaining and inspirational, ASSR: The Book is the perfect platform on which to build expertise in the art and science of sound recording.
Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck will present ASSR, The Book at AES in Los Angeles with a book signing on October 10, 2014 at 12 pm in the Hal Leonard booth #1141.
About the authors
Alan Parsonsâ€™ recording career got off to a great start with the Beatles when he served as their assistant engineer on Let It Be and Abbey Road. With an illustrious engineering career that included The Dark Side of the Moon, Parsons went on to become one of the most sought-after producer/engineers of the seventies and eighties, scoring No. 1 hits with multiple artists. In 1976, he formed the Alan Parsons Project, enjoying multiplatinum success with hits such as â€śEye in the Skyâ€ť, â€śTimeâ€ť, and â€śGames People Playâ€ť. Parsons remains an active recording artist and producer.
Julian Colbeck was a professional keyboardist for over twenty-five years, working with Yes/ABWH, Steve Hackett, John Miles, and his own group, Charlie. He has also authored a dozen books on music and music technology, including the groundbreaking Keyfax series, and he has written and produced numerous instructional DVDs on recording, live sound, and synthesizer technology. CEO of Keyfax NewMedia since 1994, Colbeck has most recently been on active duty with the creative and advocacy platform Musicians Guild.
Hal Leonard Books is an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group – please visit alanparsonsbook.halleonardbooks.com.
Alan Parsonsâ€™ Art & Science of Sound Recording â€“ THE BOOK
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D-Tools System Integratorâ„˘ softwareÂ users provided free access to Clare Controls product information for designing, specifying and estimating automation and control systems for residential and commercial applications
CONCORD, CA â€“ September 24, 2014Â â€”Â D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced thatÂ Clare ControlsÂ has joined the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program. With the addition of Clare Controls to D-Toolsâ€™ MVP program, integrators, installers, sales professionals, and retailers who use D-Tools for audio, video and security system design, proposal and estimation will have immediate access to detailed information about Clare Controls products via the D-Tools product database. By virtue of the MVP program, D-Tools System Integratorâ„˘ users worldwide are able to quickly and easily specify Clare Controls products.
A leading provider of automation solutions for residences and businesses, Clare Controls is the first control system to run independently on an on-site controller while being managed entirely from the cloud. The companyâ€™s flagship ClareHome line streamlines the configuration, deployment and maintenance of powerful home automation applications, giving users simple and unified control over everything from HVAC to security to lighting to entertainment and more. Additionally, Clare Controls gives customers the power to create and deploy graphical user interfaces themselves on familiar devices, such as iOSÂ® devices including the iPadÂ®, and, most recently, AndroidÂ® devices. Meanwhile, Clare Controls dealers and integratorsÂ can administer automation systems remotely via cloud-based technologies that maximize dealer efficiency and save both the client and installer valuable time, not to mention costly truck rolls. Â
â€śBy popular demand, weâ€™ve added Clare Controls to the D-Tools MVP program,â€ť says Adam Stone, President and CEO of D-Tools. â€śClare Controls helps to round out our control systems offerings and, with its addition, offers integrators one of the most unique automation products on the market. Our System Integrator software and its users benefit greatly with the addition of this innovative companyâ€™s product offerings, which are now readily available at their fingertips.â€ť
The D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) programÂ provides systems designers, specifiers, integrators, and installers the most up-to-date and detailed partner product information available, in a format that can be utilized in a cross-functional capacity for maximum workflow efficiency. In fact, more than 4,500 MVP users are now streamlining the design process by using the D-Tools System Integrator platform. Users of D-Tools System Integrator receive all MVP product data free, along with current stats from MVP partners on the latest product updates and special offers. This gives integrators updated current pricing and product info in real time, as it happens.
In turn, the MVP program gives manufacturer partners a direct connection with the D-Tools user database, building customer loyalty by ensuring that existing dealers have the important information they need to recommend, specify, and install its products. It also makes it clear to any MVP program membersâ€™ dealers that they are committed to the very best in customer support.
About Clare Controls
Clare Controls is a provider of intelligent home automation technologies. The current product line includes ClareOSâ„˘ solutions that streamline the integration, maintenance and monitoring of sophisticated home automation systems, as well as several families of specialized point-solution components for forward-thinking integrators, regardless of automation affiliation. ClareOS products are deployed locally in customer sites and administered remotely via cloud-based technologies that maximize dealer efficiency while providing unprecedented customer control. For more information, visitÂ www.clarecontrols.com.
About D-Tools, Inc.
D-Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software platform. The companyâ€™s flagship product, System Integratorâ„˘ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes AutodeskÂ® AutoCAD and MicrosoftÂ® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage electronic systems. More than 4,500 leading companies currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process. Product updates and related information can be obtained by following D-Tools onÂ TwitterÂ and onÂ Facebook.
Learn more about the D-Tools MVP Program, D-Tools System Integrator, or the undeniable benefits of using a streamlined system design, proposal, and estimation software platform atÂ www.d-tools.com,Â (866) 386-6571 ext. 1, or e-mailÂ email@example.comÂ orÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Burlington, MA â€“ September 24, 2014 â€“ Catalyst AV distribution network member-company Allnet Distributing, today announced the grand opening of its Troy, Michigan distribution facility. This announcement represents the 2nd location for the company, which is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
The Troy branch is a full-service 6,000 square foot location that is managed by Allnet veterans Adam Wright and Tim Charvat. The branch will display and stock all of the Catalyst AV network lines which consist of Nest, Dropcam, APC, EnGenius, Atlona, TiVo, IC Realtime, ClearView CCTV, Vivitek, ICE Cable, Perfect Path, Vanco, Rapid Racks and Mounts, and Catalyst Wire & Cable.The branch has multiple projectors and 4K TVâ€™s on display, as well as active systems from Sonos, Sony, Yamaha, Definitive Technology, URC and Bose. Along with 4K, Allnet will be demonstrating new Dolby Atmos and wireless technologies.
The branch has a dedicated training room where Allnet plans to bring more of its award-winning seminars to integrators, the first of which are URC, Luxul and Sonos, which begin in October.
â€ťOpening in Troy is somewhat of a home coming as it was the first location opened by Allnet during its first iteration,â€ť said Wally Whinna, principal of Allnet Distributing and board member of the Catalyst AV network. â€śThere are a lot of great dealers and friends of Allnet in the state of Michigan and weâ€™re really excited about being back in the market with a physical location to better service them.â€ť
Allnet Distributing Troy branch address:
1307-B Allen Road, Troy, Michigan 48083
About Catalyst AV
Founded in 2012, Catalyst AV is a network of 11 independent consumer electronics distributors serving the residential and professional AV channels in the U.S. Catalyst AV grants manufacturers a consistent and cohesive nationwide distribution model to more than 15,000 professional integration specialists. Catalyst AV benefits integrators by delivering all the products and support necessary to execute the demands of job specifications with confidence. The Catalyst AV Board of Directors consists of Mike Hench (Electronics Source Distributors); Steve Presti (Easy Access Distribution) and Wally Whinna (Allnet Distributing). www.catalystav.com