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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 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 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.
Colombian music idol Carlos Vives is currently out on tour promoting his latest album, 'CorazÃ³n Profundo', which dominated Billboardâ€™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 SimÃ³n BolÃvar Park in BogotÃ¡.
For more than 40 years, Knott's Berry Farm's annual Knottâ€™s Scary Farm event in Buena Park, Calif., has provided guests with a large, haunted theme park experience. For this yearâ€™s celebration, Knottâ€™s is using dual redundant Q-Sys Core 500i processors to manage sound effect prompts and audio distribution needs in five of the parkâ€™s themed walk-through mazes.
UK-based manufacturer JoeCo reports that Audio Rents Inc. of Hollywood, Calif., is the very first U.S. customer to have taken delivery of JoeCoâ€˜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 Hollywoodâ€™s iconic Whisky A Go-Go club.
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.
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.
Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. announces the launch of United Recording at 6050 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. United Recording, located at Sunset Gower Studios, was formerly known as Ocean Way Recording.
At last week's 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles (booth #1201), Avid introduced the compact Pro Tools | S3 desktop control surface (price TBA). The S3 features open integration with Pro Tools | Software and other EUCON-enabled digital audio workstations, including Logic Pro, Cubase and more.
Universal Audio in Scotts Valley, Calif., announces the worldwide availability of its new lineup of UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerators: QUAD Core ($999), QUAD Custom ($1,399), OCTO Core ($1,499), OCTO Custom ($1,899) and OCTO Ultimate ($5,999); all prices are street prices. These desktop-sized units are compatible with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more, and allow Thunderbolt-equipped Macs to run larger mixes filled with DSP-intensive plug-ins and provide access to UAD Powered Plug-Ins, including exclusive titles from Studer, Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, SSL and more.
The NAMM Foundation in Carlsbad, Calif., will induct revered engineer Ed Cherney and bassist Nathan East into the NAMM TEC Awards Hall of Fame during the 30th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards show, to be held on Saturday, January 24, in Anaheim, Calif. Nominees across 30 creative and technical categories have also been announced for the NAMM TEC Awards, the longest-running awards show that specifically recognizes outstanding achievement in audio product innovation and sound production.Â
HGST, a Western Digital company, today unveils a strategic alliance between its G-Technology brand and Gobbler, a cloud collaboration platform for creative professionals. Beginning October 9, 2014, customers who purchase select G-Technology external storage solutions at participating retailers and distributorsâ€”including Sweetwater, Hal Leonard and Full Compassâ€”will receive a complimentary one-year Gobbler subscription.
PreSonus in Baton Rouge announces two new cabinet versions and companion accessories designed specifically for installation. Available in white and black, StudioLive 328i cabinets ($1,699.95 MAP) are built for flown installations without handles and pole mounts.
Granelli Audio Labs reports that Steely Dan recently wrapped up their second consecutive summer tour using three Granelli Audio Labs G5790 microphonesâ€”one on each of drummer Keith Carlock's two snare drums, along with a spare mic.
Tectonic Audio Labs and design/install firm Definitive Audio collaborated to solve perennial audio problems for St. Louise Parish, a large and progressive Catholic church in the Pacific Northwest serving a diverse ministry from traditional to modern and multi-ethnic congregations.
Chongqing International Expo Center in Chongqing, People's Republic of China, is one of the world's 10 largest convention centers, and the largest in western China. Designed and built by Insigma Systems Engineering Co, Ltd., and owned by Chongqing Panda Investment and Development Co., Ltd., the Expo Center covers more than 200,000 square meters (2.1 million square feet), with 16 exhibition halls that buzz throughout the year with exhibitions, conferences and a wide range of events.
Peavey Electronics in Meridian, Miss., announces a partnership with King BMX Stunt Show, which was founded by former X Games participant Keith King.
Billed as the â€œLargest Event in Bradford Countyâ€, the 139th Troy Fair in Troy, Pennsylvania, opened on July 21, 2014 with a new grandstands sound system provided by Gelnett & Associates of Northumberland, Pennsylvania, and based on Community RÂ Series loudspeakers.
The inaugural Live Sound Expo will be presented in association with Mix magazine, Pro Sound News, Sound & Video Contractor and Pro Audio Review at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. From a stage centrally located in the 137th AES Conventionâ€™s exhibition hall, the Live Sound Expo will address topics such as â€œLoudspeaker Setup and Configurationâ€; â€œMiking Fundamentals for the Stageâ€; â€œNetworks and ITâ€; â€œThe Small Venue Monitor Mixâ€; â€œRF Systemsâ€; â€œInstalled Soundâ€; â€œTouring System Optimizationâ€; â€œDigital Consolesâ€; and more.