Welcome back to the city that never sleeps! New York City is once again
hosting the AES Convention (October 9 to 12, 2009). It’s been two
years since audio pros trampled through the streets of N.Y,, attending
the convention, hailing a taxi, dining at a great restaurant or taking
in the sights.
Each year, we offer our "AES Audio Products Guide," where you can
find the latest products that will be debuting—or showcased—at the
show. Make sure you bookmark this page during the show for late-breaking
news through our blog, updated videos of product demos, nightly
newsletters and much more!
The Artemis console with routing and
processing power is based on the company's Apollo platform introduced at
the NAB show this year and uses Bluefin2 for processing and Hydra2 for
routing. Bluefin2, the next generation of Calrec's trademark Bluefin
high-density signal processing platform, lets Artemis provide
substantial resources at multiple sample rates. Running at 48 kHz,
Bluefin2 gives Artemis up to 640 channel processing paths, 128 program
buses, 64 IFB/track outputs and 32 auxiliaries. Artemis also includes a
second compressor/limiter in each channel, more than 70 minutes of
assignable delay and three independent APFL systems for multiple
operator use. Find out more about the Calrec Artemis.
Clear-Com Tempest 2400
Clear-Com Communication Systems
announced the East Coast debut of its Tempest2400 wireless intercom
system at AES 2009. Tempest2400 operates in a license-free frequency
band where it is fundamentally resistant to interference from other
wireless devices, ensuring that communications go off without a hitch in
even the most crowded RF environments. Ideal for the rental and staging
market, as well as live performance applications, it can be operated
indoors and outdoors. Find out more information about Tempest 2400.
Phoenix Audio DS48 Mic Preamp
Phoenix Audio's new 8-channel
mic preamp, the DRS8, is a solid-state Class-A discrete model. Each
channel has its own dedicated level control, -30dB pad, phantom power,
phase reverse, highpass filter and mute buttons. The unit has an
8-channel monitoring output facility so all eight channels can be sent
directly to a monitor controller or a patchbay, as well as having
individual channel outputs. Find out more information about the DS48.
Qualis Audio Sentinel
Qualis Audio announced the digital
input version of Sentinel, a network based automated surround sound
monitor that performs unattended monitoring of surround program
material. Sentinel directly assesses stereo and mono compatibility of a
surround mix, and it performs stereo and mono downmixes internally and
compares these to the original surround mix. If content present in the
surround mix is missing from either the stereo or mono mixes, it flags a
warning or error. Dr. Richard Cabot, president and CTO of Qualis Audio,
will be presenting a technical paper on this technology at the N.Y. AES
Convention titled “Automated Assessment of Surround Sound.” Find out more
information about Sentinel and the technical paper.
Solid State Logic Matrix, X-Desk
Solid State Logic will
feature the new Matrix and X-Desk consoles, along with X-Rack and XLogic
Digital I/O modules at the 127th AES Convention. The new Matrix and
X-Desk continue the legacy of the AWS 900 + SE by delivering SSL sound
and quality to smaller installations, while the X-Rack brings the sonic
capabilities and functionality of the SSL flagship Duality console to
any studio. XLogic I/O units provide reliable and cost=effective
pathways to DAW systems. Shown for the first time in the U.S. at AES is
the XLogic MX4 PCIe audio I/O and processing card and DSP-powered
software mixer. Find out more information about these products.
Find out about more new products.
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems will provide a 7.1 system for use by
the AES in its Special Events Room #E12-13 during the AES Convention at
the Javits Center. The sound system will include a Yamaha PM5D digital
console and the new Yamaha TXn amplifiers running on a 96k EtherSound
network featuring Yamaha IF3115 speakers in tri-amp mode, IF21115/AS in
bi-amp mode and IS1215 and IS1218 loudspeakers. When the Special Events
Room is not being used for AES events, Lloyd Kinkade, Yamaha Commercial
Audio speaker product manager, will hold 7.1 demonstrations of the
Yamaha system running a 96k throughout the show. For Yamaha demo times
in the AES Special Events Room, refer to the schedule posted outside the
location and also at the Yamaha booth, #173.
Meyer JM-1P Arrayable Loudspeaker Presentations
October 9, Meyer Sound will present a live demonstration of the new
JM-1P arrayable loudspeaker at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48th St.,
between 8th and Broadway). Demonstrations will be held at 2 p.m., 3
p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the same theater that the hit musical Burn
the Floor calls home. All are welcome. Questions? Comments? E-mail
out more information on the JM-1P.
AES Announces Awards Presentations
Society Awards committee chair Wieslaw Woszczyk has announced the
recipients of awards to be presented at the 127th AES Convention Opening
Ceremonies at N.Y.’s Javits Center on Friday, October 9. Among the
recipients of the Board of Governors Fellowship Awards is engineer
Rudolph "Rudy" Van Gelder, recognized for five decades of recordings of
such legendary jazz artists as Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Sonny
Rollins. Other awards include those for the Board of Governors,
Fellowship Award, Silver Medal Award and the Distinguished Service Medal
Award. Get a full list of award recipients.
AES to Host Broadcast Engineers Certification Exam
year’s conference will host a Society of Broadcast Engineers
Certification Exam session on site at N.Y.’s Javits Center, scheduled
for Monday, October 12. Engineers interested in registering for the exam
may complete the Certification application available at www.sbe.org. Most levels of certification require
some experience in broadcast engineering or a related field.
Registration prior to the AES convention is recommended, but not
required. Applications will be accepted on-site. Membership in the SBE
is not required to obtain SBE certification.
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