Philips and Armin van Buuren are collaborating to develop and promote a series of audio products. Based on feedback from Armin, on everything from sound and design to the overall user experience, Philips has created the M1X DJ Sound System, a controller and sound system designed to let aspiring DJs and music fans alike unleash their creative potential.
French high-end sound reinforcement manufacturer Amadeus has been chosen to design a custom set of reference monitoring speakers for the National Audiovisual Institute’s (INA) ‘Studio 116′ in Paris. Dedicated to the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (INA GRM), Studio 116 is one of the largest of the sixty-one recording studios included in the Maison de Radio France, which is located beside the River Seine in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Founded in 1958 by French composer, writer, broadcaster, engineer, musicologist and acoustician Pierre SCHAEFFER, the Groupe de Recherches Musicales has focused on supporting research into electro-acoustic music and recorded sound, sponsoring major concerts and working with preeminent composers such as Pierre HENRY, Luc FERRARI, and Iannis XENAKIS, among many others. When INA wanted to acquire a first set of reference monitors for its GRM, they requested design ideas from almost every leading speaker manufacturers in the world, organizing a 6-month listening session at its Studio 116 in Paris. Members of the INA group slowly narrowed the selection down to 5 manufacturers, then to 2, and finally chose Amadeus to build them a custom pair of speakers. The new Amadeus reference speakers were installed in November 2013 in Studio 116 and are already being used for INA projects.
Sample Magic has announced the release of Paul White’s Producer’s Manual – the essential recording and production resource – in an all-new, fully interactive iPad Edition App.
First published in 2011, Sound On Sound editor-in-chief Paul White’s Producer’s Manual became an instant best-seller. Now the team behind the book present this all-new and expanded iPad edition featuring all of the original content across 320+ immersive pages alongside over an hour’s worth of video walkthroughs direct from Paul’s studio, fully enlargeable photos, diagrams and an expansive glossary.
Arturia has announced the availability of its KeyLab range of professional-grade MIDI keyboard controllers complete with all-new accompanying Analog Lab synthesizer software as of November 15.
Audio-Technica has recognized Los Alamitos, California-based Alliance Audio Visual Group as its Rep of the Year for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. This award was presented to Alliance’s Matthew Jensen, Principal, and Jim Chase, Account Executive, by Philip Cajka, Audio-Technica U.S. President and CEO, and Michael Edwards, A-T V.P. Professional Products. In attendance were also Doug Swan, A-T Director of Sales & Marketing, MI/PRO Audio, and David Marsh, A-T Director of Sales & Marketing, Installed Sound & Broadcast. Jensen and Chase accepted the award on behalf of other Alliance personnel not in attendance, including Kenny Andrews and Karen Lopez. Alliance represents Audio-Technica in the region of Southern California and Southern Nevada.
Products from Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional A/V products for over 65 years, have become a leading choice for contractors and system integrators nationwide. From boardrooms and professional multimedia areas to arenas and houses of worship, educational facilities, theaters and other fixed installation projects, Lowell rack, power and audio products continue to be specified by high-profile audio/video professionals.
Lightning Boy Audio (LBA) recently announced their return to building quality studio gear with the impending release of their new vacuum tube optical compressor named, the “Rectified Leveler”.
The Rectified Leveler is based on the electro-optical technology of the revered LA2A optical compressor. Through the use of paper in oil capacitors, low noise resistors, NOS tubes, and the addition of a selectable vacuum tube or solid state rectifier stage, this compressor takes this fabled technology to a whole new level of high fidelity and tonal flexibility.
This year at NAB, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (April 8-10, 2013), Audio-Technica’s booth C1711 will host five 30-minute audio instructional sessions throughout the day.
Dr. Fred Ginsburg, renowned industry veteran and specialist in production sound recording for motion pictures and video, will conduct two sessions each day. The first session will focus on microphone techniques and applications used for episodic television with a focus on multi-track recording, and the second session will be about techniques for rigging and attaching lavalier microphones to actors for film and video production.
Groove3.com has announced the release of “Predator Explained” tutorial collection. Laurence Holcombe tackles a beast of a program with this offering uncovering the features and functions of this powerful virtual synth plug-in. The tutorial starts with an overall view of the program and what it is capable of before moving on to different aspects such as interface, Oscillator section, Pitch Modulation area and more. Laurence also talks about presets and how to insert Predator into your favorite DAW before wrapping the whole thing up with sound design. You will know more about this plug-in that you ever thought you would!
Toontrack Music released Peter Henderson EZmix Pack – a new expansion for the company’s widely popular multi-effe’ct mix tool EZmix 2. The pack comes with custom settings designed by Peter Henderson, who started his career training exclusively with engineer legend Geoff Emerick (The Beatles) at the AIR Studios in London, worked alongside producer Sir George Martin for numerous sessions, recorded multiple million-selling albums, won a Grammy for Supertramp’s “Breakfast in America” and managed to sustain a busy career ever since the early 1970s.