Pro Audio Technology News From Around The Web

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Announces Technology, Applied Composition Program

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:50
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) announces a new undergraduate degree program in Technology and Applied Composition (TAC). The curriculum integrates compositional craft with music technology to develop a new generation of composers adept in the fields of concert music, sound design and film and videogame scoring. The Conservatory is now accepting applications for the inaugural Class of 2015.

Sennheiser Files Petition with FCC Over Impending UHF Spectrum Auction

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:07
Audio specialist Sennheiser in Old Lyme, Conn., which continues to file comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in light of the pending spectrum auction now scheduled to take place in early 2016, recently filed a Petition For Reconsideration with the FCC on its Incentive Auction Ruling. The company also encourages microphone owners and customers to write to the FCC in support of the Petition for Reconsideration before the initial reply deadline of November 12, 2014, and is offering to help with any filing or procedural requirements.

SynAudCon Announces 'Making Wireless Work' In-Person Training

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:39
SynAudCon presents the “Making Wireless Work” two-day seminar, which will take place in Dallas, Texas on January 3 and 4, 2015, at the American Airlines Convention Center. James Stoffo (Radio Active Designs), Karl Winkler (Lectrosonics) and Tim Vear (Shure) will share with attendees their vast knowledge about how to use wireless audio products. Topics will include wireless microphone technologies, frequency coordination, band planning, RF fundamentals, FCC and spectrum allocation issues and site survey commissioning procedures.

Holland Performing Arts Center in Nebraska Installs d&b audiotechnik System

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:17
Since first opening its doors in 2005, the Holland Performing Arts Center (HPAC) in Omaha, Nebraska, has been celebrated as a world class concert hall. Originally designed almost a decade ago to enrich live acoustic performances, the 2,000-seat rectangular space is used for a variety of purposes, showcasing jazz, blues and popular performers presented by Omaha Performing Arts, and is also home to the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, which plays here several times per month.

MOTU Ships 24Ai, 24Ao Audio Interfaces

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:11
MOTU is now shipping the 24Ai and 24Ao ($995 MSRP each), two new audio interfaces that offer 24 channels of high-quality analog audio input or output in a single rackspace, combined with three banks of ADAT optical for a total of 72 channels of I/O. All analog I/O is supplied on standard DB-25 D-Sub connectors or 12-pin Phoenix (Euroblock) connectors for studio and industrial installations alike.

Killer Tracks Marks 25 Years in Production Music

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:39
Production music company Killer Tracks in Santa Monica turns 25 this year, and is celebrating its anniversary with new releases, including tracks from the Japanese punk rock movement, a follow up to 'The Mutants—Rhythm and Punk Review'. The company has also teamed with SaraoMusic in Barcelona, a new music library covering such genres as electro ambient, Balkan, Gypsy swing, pop, dubstep, Latin and lo-fi.

Martin Audio Debuts PSX Powered Subwoofer

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:08
Martin Audio in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada introduces the PSX as a companion self-powered subwoofer for the company's DD6, XD12 and XD15 full-range loudspeaker systems.

M-Audio Upgrades M-Track Audio Interface Products

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:54
M-Audio in Cumberland, R.I., announces improved versions of its M-Track ($99 street price) and M-Track Plus ($149 street price) audio interface products, and an expanded software suite for the M-Track Eight ($399 street price). M-Audio also announces a partnership with Waves Audio.

AES Welcomes New President Andres Mayo

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:18
The AES welcomes new President Andres Mayo as he takes over the leadership role from Dr. Sean Olive. Mayo currently serves as owner and senior mastering engineer at Andres Mayo Mastering and Audio Post in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

JBL Introduces 7 Series Master Reference Monitors

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:15
Harman’s JBL Professional introduces the first two models in its new 7 Series Master Reference Monitors: the 708i and the 705i. Leveraging patented technologies of JBL’s flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor, these two models were developed to meet the needs of broadcast and post-production facilities, producing content in surround and burgeoning immersive audio formats.

EastWest's Flagship Orchestral Series Now Available

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:07
EastWest now offers a detailed and comprehensive orchestral virtual instrument collection: Hollywood Orchestra. The company's flagship product includes Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Brass, Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds, and Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, all produced by an award-winning team comprised of Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen, and engineer Shawn Murphy.

Cheap Trick Tours with Burst Sound & Lighting, Adamson Monitors

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:53
Cheap Trick is currently out on tour and Burst Sound & Lighting, headquartered in Detroit, is the sound production company tasked with making sure the band has all of the equipment they require, including a new Adamson Systems monitor rig.

137th AES Convention in Los Angeles Reports Increased Attendance

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:06
The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention was held Thursday, October 9, 2014, through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The AES reports 15,403 registered attendees and 307 exhibitors/sponsors, surpassing numbers that were tallied for West Coast AES Conventions over the past 10 years or more. At show close, AES reported a 28-percent increase in registration over the 133rd AES Convention in San Francisco in 2012.

QSC's Bob Lee Honored with AES Fellowship Award

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:02
QSC in Costa Mesa, Calif., announces that industry veteran Bob Lee, QSC Technical Communications Developer, was honored at the 137th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society with the prestigious AES Fellowship Award.

Blue Announces Yeti Studio All-In-One Vocal Recording System

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:58
Blue Microphones in Westlake Village, Calif., announces Yeti Studio ($149.99 MSRP), an all-in-one vocal recording system that combines the company's Yeti professional USB microphone with custom recording software from PreSonus and advanced studio vocal effects from iZotope. Yeti Studio also features custom, preset templates for voice-overs, podcasts and music.

Sound Company C. Vilar Uses Adamson Energia System for Carlos Vives

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:13
Colombian music idol Carlos Vives is currently out on tour promoting his latest album, 'Corazón Profundo', which dominated Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart as soon as it debuted this summer. Sound company C. Vilar was tapped to provide sound reinforcement for two of Vives' most recent concerts held in Colombia,which took place at Macal Stadium in Villavicencio and Simón Bolívar Park in Bogotá.

Knott's Berry Farm Employs QSC Q-Sys Network

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:46
For more than 40 years, Knott's Berry Farm's annual Knott’s Scary Farm event in Buena Park, Calif., has provided guests with a large, haunted theme park experience. For this year’s celebration, Knott’s is using dual redundant Q-Sys Core 500i processors to manage sound effect prompts and audio distribution needs in five of the park’s themed walk-through mazes.

Audio Rents Inc. Adds JoeCo BBR1MP Recorder To Its Inventory

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:01
UK-based manufacturer JoeCo reports that Audio Rents Inc. of Hollywood, Calif., is the very first U.S. customer to have taken delivery of JoeCo‘s new BlackBox BBR1MP Recorder. Two systems were delivered to the pro audio rental company earlier last week and went out the very next day to provide a 48-channel recording system with integrated microphone preamps for live recording at Hollywood’s iconic Whisky A Go-Go club.

Paul McCartney Adopts Avid Everywhere for 'Out There' Tour

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:13
Avid reports that Sir Paul McCartney and his band are using Avid VENUE live sound and Pro Tools audio production solutions from the Avid Artist Suite, powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, to mix and record the concerts for the 59-show Out There tour.

Tono Studios Completes Mixing, Sound Design for New Prius Spots

Mix Magazine Pro Audio News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:37
Award-winning audio post facility Tono Studios in Santa Monica announces that it recently completed two new national spots for Conill Advertising showcasing the latest Toyota Prius models. Tono's core services include mixing, sound design, music composition and voice-over casting and recording.
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