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Press Releases For : October 28, 2014

Edmonton Church Upgrades West Campus Sound System

Beulah Pastors Abbott and Jones

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Founded in 1887 by Albert Benjamin Simpson, a Canadian preacher, theologian, and author as part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), the Beulah Alliance Church recently upgraded its West Campus sanctuary sound system. The contemporary worship facility seats 1,440.

Alliance Design of Edmonton was responsible for the selection and installation of the sound system; the previous system was originally designed in 1990. The new system includes a Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console at front of house and a Yamaha CL3 used for broadcast recording, along with one RIO 3224-D input/output box, and three Rio 1608-D input/output boxes, complimenting the existing NEXO GEO S8 speaker system.

“The Yamaha CL consoles were chosen for ease of operation, small footprint, Yamaha legendary sonic clarity, and the built-in Dante networking software which is amazing, nailed our decision, states Dwayne Plishka, System Consultant, Alliance Design. The consoles have been received with hi-fives from the staff.”

Plishka said Beulah Alliance previously owned a Yamaha M7CL so it was a natural progression to move to the CL consoles. The staff are using the consoles’ built-in Nuendo Live and Nuendo 6 software, he said, to audio capture the sermon message, which is then redeployed along with video to facilitate multi-site delivery, multi-track recording for artist evaluation, and broadcast.

“The entire sound system has far exceeded all performance expectations with constant compliments from guest artists, says Plishka.” At any given time during services, musicians with strings, winds, drums, bass, electric guitar, and piano assist the guest artists and worship choir.

The NEXO GEO S8 speaker system layout consists of nine boxes per side left and right with six NEXO PS8s for side fills and eight PS 8s on stage for monitors powered by both Camco and NEXO 4×4 amplifiers. “The size, remarkable sound image, and audio amplification for the number of line array elements is surprising, Plishka adds. Even guest artists support techs are surprised at the efficiency of the system.”

“Dwayne is amazing and his choice of efficient, high-quality gear is impeccable, states Pastor Mike Jones. The first time I heard the system I was blown away at the power and clarity of the system; I continue to be amazed.”

Alliance Design also installed platform lighting that is a combination of VariLite, Martin, Chauvet fixtures, and ETC. The lighting console is a Martin Maxxyz, and dimming is ETC. Panasonic switching and Panasonic Cameras were also installed.

For more information on Beulah Alliance Church, visit www.beulah.ca.

For more information on Alliance Design, visit www.alliancedesign.ca.

For more information on Yamaha and NEXO products, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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PHOTO ID: L to R: Pastors Rob Abbott and Mike Jones

About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the sound reinforcement, touring, broadcast, commercial recording, and post-production markets with a complete line of digital mixers, amplifiers, speakers, processors, networking capabilities, and NUAGE Advanced Production DAW System. YCAS is also the official North American distributor for NEXO speaker products. With the new CIS Series that includes ceiling and surface mount speakers, mixer and power amplifiers, and matrix processors, the Company furthers is commitment to their commercial installation solutions customers. All market sectors receive comprehensive in-house/field product training, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

Primeview USA Showcases Lightware Matrix Switchers and High Resolution Systems Raptor Control System in its Partnership Showroom

photo 4Primeview USA, a worldwide leader in advanced display solutions, has teamed with Lightware USA and High Resolution Systems to feature the manufacturers’ equipment in their Partnership Showroom on West 44th Street in Manhattan. The showroom, which opened last February, sets the standard in style and practices for other tech showrooms around the country by demonstrating to end users how complete systems come together.

“Our Partnership Showroom not only shows our own high-end displays but also highlights equipment from select manufacturers whom we believe to be reliable as well as industry relevant,” says Chanan Averbuch, Vice Presient of Sales for Primeview USA. “We have created a technology showroom that brings together solutions for entire AV systems.”

Averbuch was introduced to Lightware USA at a trade show where he says, “I liked what I saw”. After an issue with another manufacturer, Primeview decided to feature the Lightware matrix routers and switchers in their Partnership showroom in New York. The models shown include the MX-FR17 17×17 Digital Matrix Router populated with HDMI 1.4 inputs and outputs that handle up to 4K resolutions and HDBaseT outputs. Some HDBaseT outputs of the Lightware matrix are directly connected to HDBaseT inputs on the Primeview displays and other are connected to Lightware HDMI-TPS-RX95 HDBaseT receivers. Sources are displays are a variety of resolutions including 4K, UHD, 1080p and 720p.

High Resolution Systems’ embedded control server the UDC Pro ECS-Raptor and third-party hand-held touch panels were a logical complement to control the routers “with lightning speed,” reports Averbuch.

“We’re using Lightware and High Resolution Systems equipment to route sources, do processing and control entire systems,” he says. “All via Apple iPad and iPhone interfaces. Through the HRS Control Pro app, presets – for prerecorded presentations, switching sources for presentation, power on, power off – are triggered. The app is easily customizable. We will even be building in more functionality, such as specific control over individual devices. It’s simple and it works!”

The combined Lightware and HRS system offers control and signal routing and extension of playback from WOW Vision’s collaboration system, HAI Vision’s pro video IP system, C-Nario digital signage and Sony PlayStation. It also offers control of display devices such as Vista Systems Spyder X20, tvONE’s CORIO and a myriad of Primeview and other monitors and panels.

Averbuch says that the staff of Lightware USA and High Resolution Systems have been “extremely responsive” to the concept of the Partnership Showroom. “People are most important to us, and their support has been great in helping us from the ground up with installation, phase two upgrades and attending to the details of the showroom.”

Primeview USA is hosting an Open House on November 5 to showcase an HDBaseT AV display and matrix control demonstration featuring Lightware and High Resolution Systems products. Attendance is limited; to schedule a demo visit http://bit.ly/pvlwdemo.

About Primeview USA

Primeview is a privately held global manufacturing company that was launched in 1997 specializing in advanced display solutions, with a focus on the industrial market. Primeview manufactures on the most advanced ISO-certified production lines, maintaining high quality control standards to build products for the most demanding markets. Primeview offers a true “one-stop shop” for display solutions, including digital signage, video conferencing systems, high-brightness displays, kiosks, weatherproof monitors and specialty. The company’s solutions can be found in board rooms, museums, casinos, retail stores, hotels and properties around the globe: ESPN Broadcast studios, GE Healthcare, Microsoft, BET studios, US NAVY, Ogilvy, Jaguar, Lacoste, Tourneau, H&M, Lacoste, IDF, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sandia and Revel casinos, NBC Broadcast Studios, The Weather Channel, Disney Theme Parks, World War II Museum and The MOB museum. For more information, please visit us at www.Primeview.biz or socialize with on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Linked-in.

About Lightware USA

Lightware USA is the US distributor of professional AV products manufactured by Lightware Visual Engineering in Budapest, Hungary. With the flexibility of the Lightware product line, the Lightware USA team is able to assist with the design for some of the highest performance systems in the world. Router sizes ranging from the robust UMX4x4-Pro up to the impressive 160×160 25G Hybrid give Lightware USA the edge over the competition when it comes to routing multiple video sources to the ever changing variety of displays in the industry. Their array of solutions for extending the highest resolution video formats including 4K and 3D over Cat or Fiber put Lightware USA on the forefront of cutting edge technology.

For more information on these products, visit www.LightwareUSA.com.

About HRS Control

High Resolution Systems known as HRS Control is a company with a strong systems engineering and applications background. Its founders have decades of experience in the audio visual rental and staging industry, broadcast applications, A/V installations and system design. This combined experience allows them to provide the highest possible quality solutions to its customers in the most efficient manner. For more information, visit www.hrscontrol.com.

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Press Releases For : October 27, 2014

LECTROSONICS ASPEN PROCESSORS INTEGRAL TO CHICAGO’S THE SECOND CITY THEATRE SR UPGRADE

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Chicago, IL – October, 2014… Operating since the 1950′s, The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise, best known as the first ever on-going improvisational theater troupe in the United States. It is known also for the inclusion of live, improvised music during their performances and has served as the training ground for a host of famous alumni including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and many more. As part of an upgrade to the facility’s sound reinforcement (SR) systems, the venerable nightspot recently incorporated three Aspen SPN1612 16 input / 12 output audio processors from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. (more…)

Use ANY App on Your Device In a Meeting Room with Vaddio BaseSTATION – Now Shipping

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (October 27, 2014) – Vaddio is now shipping the BaseSTATION – a meeting room solution that enables participants to use their own personal applications on their own devices (tablets, laptops and network computers.)

“It has become a norm to have your tablet, laptop or smartphone with you when you enter the meeting room,” explains CEO of Vaddio, Ed Ellett. “Mobile computing has defined how we work in the enterprise – mobile users want to share their content and collaboration tools with their own devices in the meeting room to local and remote participants. BaseSTATION enables the user to do exactly that. Any app on your device can now be used in your meeting room – it’s that simple.”

Users can share PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, participate in audio conferences and engage in high-definition videoconferencing using Skype, Microsoft Lync, WebEx or any other UC application of their choice. BaseSTATION allows any application to be shared or collaborated in the meeting room.

Designed for small huddle rooms, BaseSTATION includes the necessary peripherals to create a high quality, presentation and group collaboration experience. The system connects to an existing monitor via HDMI and includes an 82-degree wide horizontal field-of-view high-definition camera and a control interface with built in microphones that connect to your device via HDMI, VGA or USB.

BaseSTATION has the ability to work with any OS and any computer application that supports USB. As a result, users can truly plug and play their devices and use the collaboration tools of their choice to present, collaborate and educate in their meeting room.

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About Vaddio:
Vaddio is the leading manufacturer of specialty PTZ cameras and camera control systems used in the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast industries. Your customers demand cutting-edge technology that’s simple to use. You want equipment that’s easy to install and reliable to operate. Vaddio serves integrators and operators alike – with broadcast-quality PTZ cameras and control systems that deliver the performance you need with the convenience you demand. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.comhires-basestation_med

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Cignal Systems/Logic Systems to Host NEXO Speaker Tour

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BUENA PARK—Cignal Systems/Logic Systems Sound and Lighting in Valley Park, MO will host a NEXO “Speaker Tour Stop” Open House this Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Registration is not required. The event will take place at 255 Marshall Rd. Suite 160 in Valley Park, Missouri.

Products to be included in the demonstrations are NEXO STM Line Array (M46, M28, B112, S118B, NUAR Rack) and the new GEO M620/M6B Compact Loudspeaker Series.

Mike Eiseman, Steve Armstrong, Paul Furtkamp and others from Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information, contact 314-743-0100 or 888-968-4050; or visit
www.cignalsys.com or www.logicsound.com.

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Deutsche Welle Calls on RTW TouchMonitor Range

Broadcaster Selects RTW TM3, TM7 and TM9 Units to Ensure EBU-R128-Compliant Program Levels at Berlin and Bonn Production Sites

COLOGNE, GERMANY, OCTOBER 27, 2014 – When Deutsche Welle, Germany’s premier international broadcaster and a member of the ARD network of German public broadcasters, sought to make its programming compliant with the EBU-R128 loudness mandate, it turned to RTW, the market leader in visual audio meters and monitoring devices, and the company’s TouchMonitor line of audio meters, to make the transition. With their ability to offer intuitive, precise monitoring, along with their ease of installation, RTW’s TM3, TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitor meters were the perfect fit for the job.RTW_TM3_DE_IB_134_Stereo_Num_ATSC

Deutsche Welle first took delivery of the RTW TouchMonitor units last September, employing a combination of 65 TM3, TM7 and TM9 meters with various configurations and feature sets in several recording studios, editing suites and workplaces in its Bonn and Berlin facilities. AVS Medientechnik GmbH, based in Berlin, oversaw the procurement and implementation of the units.

According to Hannes Brandt, technical assistant at Deutsche Welle’s Berlin site, the broadcaster chose RTW on the recommendation of an ARD working group that had tested loudness meters from several manufacturers. He also noted his company had previous experience with the RTW metering systems. “Our production workplaces were already using digital and/or analog peak meters by RTW, as well as metering instruments from their PortaMonitor series, and the positive experience we had with those products, along with RTW customer support, also contributed to the decision to go with RTW.”

Engineers working on various broadcast shows Deutsche Welle’s Berlin and Bonn sites currently employ the RTW TM3 units in a combined setup with the existing RTW PortaMonitor, which is used for monitoring level, loudness, frequency response and phase of analog and digital signals systems, as well as the RTW TM7 units at the company’s dubbing suites (mainly the TM7-VID version, which is installed in the company’s Tektronix mainframes). The TM9 units are being used with an installed radar option, for a more detailed look into the composition of the metering data.

The RTW TM3, TM7 and TM9 units are highly modular, which has made installation into the Deutsche Welle workflow straightforward. The majority of the meters there comprise typical desktop units well-equipped, along with TM7-VID modules supplied with 19-inch rack-mount adapters for waveform monitors as well as TM9 OEM units for installation into mixing consoles. As with all members of RTW’s TouchMonitor family, the TM3, TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitor units can be enhanced with software licenses as future needs arise.
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“We currently use a reference setting of either –17 LUFS or the traditional 0 dB QPPM,” Brandt says. “This allows our users to familiarize themselves with level adjustment based on loudness. However, we currently still support QPPM-based level adjustment. For that purpose, we configured two different layouts on the installed units. As soon as all workplaces are equipped with TM units and all users have undergone appropriate training, we will switch our in-house reference to –23 LUFS by changing the layout presets.

According to Brandt, another major benefit is the unlimited configurability of instrument layouts on the user interface. “This way, we can adjust our meter scales to the requirements at hand,” he notes. “In addition, the constant software refinement and the additional software options ensure maximum protection of our investments.”

The TM7 and TM9 versions offer a 16:9 touch-enabled TFT screen with a display size of 7 or 9 inches, respectively. The operator can quickly scale and place the instruments on the screen for maximum ease of use. With the SW20002 software license installed, the TM7 and TM9 include basic stereo-PPM instruments with analog scales (DIN +5, Nordic, British IIa, British IIb) and digital ones (0 to –60 dB, +3 to –60 dB TruePeak, Quasi-DIN, Quasi-Nordic, Quasi-British IIa, and Quasi-British IIb) as well as peak-hold and correlation meters. Additional features include loudness meters complying with current standards (EBU-R128, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC-A/85, ARIB, OP-59) and the MagicLRA instrument used for visualizing loudness range and the integrated loudness. This allows for a unique combined view of all relevant information.

In user mode, the operator can change the parameter settings. Moreover, the units include an SPL view that provides various weighting filters and integration times as well as reference-level parameters for calculating the SPL of an electric input signal. Other loudness-metering specific software modules, such as, for example, the logging-data server (software license SW20014), are unlocked as necessary. This feature adds a logging instrument to the software that allows for transferring metering data from several TouchMonitor units over Ethernet (TCP/IP) to a Windows-based computer running the Loudness Quality Logger (LQL) analysis software. Each TM7 or TM9 unit includes a 16-channel audio interface. Users can choose from a variety of I/O configurations in analog and/or digital formats. Alternatively, a 3G-SDI interface for up to 32 input channels can be implemented. With the SW20001 software expansion for multichannel support installed, the meters on the user interface show each stereo or surround input while the user can monitor and control them.

The compact TM3 features a 4.3-inch touch-enabled screen and a separate interface box. It handles analog and digital stereo signals (TM3) or 6-channel digital audio (TM3-6CH). In its standard configuration, the TM3 offers extensive loudness-metering functions compliant with all globally relevant standards (EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771-1, ATSC A/85, ARIB, OP-59) including single-channel and summing bargraphs, LRA, and numerical displays.

The TM3 offers the same functionality and user-friendly tools as the more advanced TM7 and TM9 at a minimum footprint and lower price. This makes it particularly suitable for journalist cubicles, editing suites, and small control rooms. The TM3 also includes the MagicLRA instruments, used in cooperation with the loudness metering. This instrument provides a quickly and clearly readable view of critical loudness parameters in context supported by its color, shape, and position on the metering scale and thus makes meeting all requirements a breeze.

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

About Deutsche Welle (DW)
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster, providing content in 30 languages on TV, radio, and the Internet. They represent Germany in the international media landscape and offer people on all continents independent information. In addition, they ensure uncensored reporting in restricted media markets and conflict zones. While the Bonn headquarters produce mainly radio features and multimedia contents for the website, their Berlin site is mostly in charge of productions for Deutsche Welle’s six TV channels. In total, Deutsche Welle employs more than 1500 permanent staff plus the same number of freelancers.

About RTW
RTW, based in Cologne (Germany), has nearly 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing advanced recording-studio equipment, leading and innovating the market for high quality audio metering and monitoring tools. RTW operates a worldwide distribution and service network. For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.com or call +49 221 709130.

Dallas Audio Post Chooses Genelec 1237A Three-Way Smart Active Monitors™

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— Longtime Genelec users Dallas Audio Post see very first installation of a 1237A system in the U.S. —

NATICK, MA, October 22, 2014 — Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology for over 35 years, is proud to be the monitor of choice for post-production facility Dallas Audio Post for the entire course of its 20-year history. Since its founding, Dallas Audio Post has proven itself to be a versatile and highly adept post-production firm, delivering on projects ranging from TV and film clients to corporate, live event, political, video game, sports clients and much more, with specific jobs including voiceover, sound design, mixing, custom music scoring, ADR and Foley work. Recently, the facility became the very first U.S. installation of Genelec’s new 1237A Tri-Amplified Smart Active Monitor™ (SAM™) system, featuring proprietary AutoCal™ and GLM™ technologies and powerful Class D amplification.

The current 10,500-square-foot facility was built from the ground up about two-and-a-half years ago, and it is actually the fourth facility that the firm has had since their founding. “It has five audio studios,” notes Roy Machado, Dallas Audio Post President and Creative Director. “Four are traditional TV mixing stages with adjoining recording areas, and the fifth is a theatrical film mixing stage – the only one of its kind in Texas and probably the only one of its kind between New York and L.A. – and all five rooms have their own Pro Tools HD rigs. And if you go back through our history, Dallas Audio Post has been a Genelec user since its inception 20 years ago. We started out using 1030As in our first incarnation, and as time moved along we started using 1032s for one of our rooms in an LCR format with an array of 1031As for surround. We also had another room that was using 8050s. So we’ve always had a lot of trust in Genelec monitoring, and the quality of our mixes was very solid and would transport well to broadcast or live environments. Moving forward to this facility we still have one room that is outfitted with 1032s in LCR and a 1031 array for surround mixing.”

Machado continues, “In our current facility, we have a medium- to large-sized room, and we had been using the 8050s but wanted something a big larger. So when we heard that Genelec was coming out with a 1237A, we were very interested in those because we knew not only that the speaker would sound great, but that the integration of onboard DSP and GLM software would deliver something great for us. As soon as we could, we called our dealer and started the ball rolling to be one of the first, if not the first, 1237A facility. We sourced them through Sweetwater Sound and Senior Sales Engineer Robert Williams. I think we ended up getting serial number 2 and serial number 4!”

Machado and his team have been very happy with the performance so far. He goes on: “Once we put the 1237A’s in the room and then shot the room with the GLM software, we were absolutely in love. I mean the definition that they had! The familiarity of the sound was still there, but we had a much wider sweet spot. The room tuning software is spot-on; we double-checked it against other room tuning tools that we look at and use, and we confirmed that the GLM software is exactly on-point, both in the frequency domain and the time domain. The quality of the sound is outstanding. This is the first time that we have had a three-way speaker at Dallas Audio Post. Typically all the other Genelecs that we have had been two-way speakers. The extra definition that you get from having a three-way speaker is fantastic, and we are just absolutely loving those speakers. As a matter of fact, we already are making plans to upgrade our A room, which has the 1032s and 1031 arrays, to use the 1237As as well, because they are that good.”

About the 1237A:
The 1237A features a 12” (300mm) bass driver, 5” (130mm) Genelec midrange driver and a 1” (25mm) metal dome tweeter, where the mid- and the high-frequency drivers are mounted in Genelec’s proprietary Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW), which allows the system to reproduce flat frequency response both on and off its acoustical axis, thereby allowing for a wider sweet spot. Each one of the system’s drive units has its own power amplifier with a total rating of 500W, 250W for the bass driver and 200W respectively for the mid and high frequencies. Frequency response runs from 37Hz up to 20kHz +/- 2.5dB. In real life studio conditions a pair of 1237As can produce peak levels of 126dB SPL at 1.7 m distance.

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

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The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Hosts Annual Manufacturer’s Council Breakfast

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SANTA MONICA, CA (October 21, 2014) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Manufacturer Council Breakfast was held on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, during the 137th AES Convention. At their biannual meeting, this group of industry leaders — who are dedicated to the advancement of sound quality and to the overall growth of the professional audio industry — shared ideas and discussed issues of interest to all parties in attendance, with the goal of raising awareness about the importance of high-quality audio, legislative wireless white space and broadband issues, music streaming bit rates and other related topics.

The following manufacturers, organizations and publications were invited to participate: AKG®, API, Apple, Audio Engineering Society (AES), Audio-Technica, Avid, Electronic Musician, Euphonix, Fraunhofer, Focusrite Novation, Genelec, GC Pro, iZotope, JBL®, Lexicon®, Manley, M-Audio, Melodyne, Mix Magazine/New Bay Media, Music Producers Guild (MPG), PMC, Prism Audio, Pro Sound News, Radial Engineering, Royer, SADiE, Shure, Sonnox Ltd. and Waves Audio.

P&E Wing Managing Director Maureen Droney stated, “We always welcome and appreciate the time our manufacturers carve out from their busy AES schedules to meet with us and discuss the state of the industry. Working together, we can address issues that affect all of those in attendance as well as the industry as a whole, raising awareness and providing a voice and a call to action.”

Photo Caption: Representatives from leading manufacturers, organizations and publications, along with members of the P&E Wing Advisory Council, at the P&E Wing Manufacturer Council Breakfast during the 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy®/Clyne Media Inc. © 2014 Photographed by: Corey Walthall, Clyne Media, Inc.

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

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

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Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers Chosen for Austin Live Music Venue The Roost

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The RoomMatch® system’s incredible wide range of precise coverage patterns allows Austin’s newest music venue to fulfill its unique vision for what a sound system should be

Framingham, Massachusetts, September 20, 2014 – Since its opening, The Roost has been carving out a new space for live music in north Austin, TX. Owned by local music mavens the Cotton Brothers — Jimbo, John, Bobby and David — the 3,400-square-foot music venue opened with a New Year’s Eve run by Joe Ely. Since then, it’s been drawing rave reviews for everything from its bookings (e.g. Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, Carolyn Wonderland and Reckless Kelly) to its sound, which local entertainment blog AustinPixels.com called “perfect.” And while The Roost has Texas’ amazing musical heritage to draw on for its music, the sound succeeds thanks to a RoomMatch® system from Bose® Professional Systems.

Locally based AV systems integrator Big House Sound installed a RoomMatch system composed of two RM9040 modules, two RM9060 modules, two RM12060 modules and a pair of RMS218 dual-18-inch subwoofers, powered by four PowerMatch® PM8500N 8-channel networked amplifiers.

The Roost can hold up to 700 people, and the system components needed to be flexible enough to handle the space’s unorthodox layout, leading to a creative design centered around the RoomMatch components. “Our associate Chet Himes really had the vision for what the club’s sound system would become,” recalls Zach Richards, Director of Installations for Big House Sound, referring to the Austin pro audio legend who has mixed GRAMMY® Award-winner Christopher Cross’ sound for years. “He and his colleague Bill Johnson were the masterminds behind the ideas. They brought us in to translate their ideas into a workable design and installation.”

Himes says he’s worked with Bose® speakers in the past and always had good experiences. “I’ve used an L1® system in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel during SXSW, and they could fill up the room with a ton of sound but never overpower it,” he recalls. “So I knew that for The Roost, with its football-shaped room that was wider and deeper, the RoomMatch speakers were a great choice.”

The concept was to put the audience “in the music,” rather than looking at it, by creating a modified surround sound system – one that would evenly and consistently cover the entire music room, which is considerably wider than it is long. This scenario played into the RoomMatch system’s strength: two main hangs, on either side of the stage, are made up of an RM9040 module on top of an RM12060 module, giving most of the room even coverage. The two RM9060 modules are flown about 20 feet further out on either side of the stage and about 15 feet into the room, angled slightly inwards. These semi-encircle the room, providing delay coverage to the edges of the venue and creating seamless coverage with the rest of the system, including the two RMS218 subs installed on either side of the stage.

“The RM9040 is a tight horizontal pattern module and is very good at keeping the energy off the walls and on the audience,” says Richards, who used the Bose Modeler® software to predict how the room would react to sound and use those findings to choose the RoomMatch components with exactly the right dispersion patterns. “The RM12040 covers the downstage area very well, so between the two modules we have great coverage front to back. The RM9060’s tie it all together for a room of that shape and those dimensions. We were working with people who wanted a really high-fidelity sound system for music, and with the Bose RoomMatch system, we were able to get that.”

Himes says the RoomMatch speakers were able to achieve his original vision for The Roost’s sound: “It’s stunning,” he says. “The first night we had a packed house and we were hitting between 98 and 100 dB, but people were still carrying on conversations. The RoomMatch [system] is just that smooth.”

Venue co-owner David Cotton added simply, “I like to think of The Roost as our project to assemble the best of the best – music acts, technical personnel and management. But at The Roost, thanks to our Bose system, the sound is the star of the show.”

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Now Streaming: Watch Audio-Technica’s Second Annual “Ask Me Anything” Sessions at AES Convention

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

STOW, OH, October 20, 2014 — For the second year in a row, Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, held a popular series of “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) question-and-answer sessions at its exhibition booth at the 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA. Sessions took place two days of the convention: Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11.

The archived sessions, available at www.audio-technica.com/AES2014, include discussions with guests Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, co-hosts of hit web series Pensado’s Place; Joe Chiccarelli, GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/engineer; Michael Beinhorn, producer/engineer (Hole, Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson); Ryan Hewitt, GRAMMY Award-winning engineer/mixer/producer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sheryl Crow, Avett Brothers); Curt Bisquera, drummer (Bonnie Raitt, Sarah McLachlan); Joe Barresi, producer/mixer/engineer (Monster Magnet, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails); Matt McArthur, Executive Director of The Record Company; and Frank Klepacki, video game audio director, engineer, composer, producer and performer (game scoring credits include Command and Conquer: Red Alert and Star Wars: Empire at War).

Jeff Simcox, A-T Executive Director of Marketing Communications and the moderator for the sessions, stated, “Back by popular demand, our AMA sessions are quickly becoming a yearly tradition at the AES Convention, and our guests represented a varied pool of talent and experience from different sectors of the audio industry. These were informative and entertaining sessions, and we are very pleased that they were so popular with convention attendees.”

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

Photo caption: Shown L-R: Jeff Simcox, Audio-Technica Executive Director of Marketing Communications and AMA moderator, interviewing Herb Trawick and Dave Pensado of Pensado’s Place in front of a packed crowd at Audio-Technica’s AMA Sessions at AES137 in Los Angeles. Photo by Corey Walthall, Clyne Media, Inc.

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