will be all over the floor at AES -- don't miss checking out what
high-performance multi-core platforms from Intel can bring to your music
production! You can see Intel-based PCAudioLabs systems in the
Fairlight, Steinberg, and Cakewalk booths on the Exhibition floor, and
Intel-based DELL systems in the Digidesign booth, among others.
Apple Logic Studio
Apple updates its flagship Logic
music/audio production software as a comprehensive $499 bundle filled
with production tools. The centerpiece is Logic Pro 8, featuring a
redesigned interface that makes it easier to write, record, edit and
mix. Also included in the bundle is Soundtrack Pro 2. Previously only
available in the Final Cut Studio bundle, Soundtrack Pro 2 is created
for film/video audio post work, offering powerful editing tools,
surround mixing and a streamlined design that speeds audio
post-production for picture. Another highlight is Studio Instruments,
providing a huge set of included virtual instruments, Studio Effects
(with some 80 signal processing plug-ins, from convolution reverbs to
vintage compressors to amp models) and Studio Sound Library, with 18,000
Apple Loops, 2,400 channel strip settings and 1,300 sampled instruments.
Another plus is MainStage, a new live performance rig for
guitar/keys/bass that's designed to simplify using software instruments
onstage. AES Demo Rooms #2D07/2D08.
Royer Live Series Mics
Royer Labs has created
road-ruggedized versions of three ribbon mics, enabling live
sound/touring pros to capture the most subtle details of a live
performance. The new Live Series mics are based on the SF-24
phantom-powered stereo ribbon, the R-121 ribbon mic and the R-122 Active
Ribbon™ mic. By increasing the ribbon thickness, these recording
tools have been optimized for live applications. Live Series microphones
are identified with an "L" on the top of the mic and are priced the same
as the studio versions. Royer's new Live Series Microphones are slated
for delivery Q1 of 2008. MSRPs: SF-24 Live, $4,495; R-121 Live, $1,395;
and R-122 Live, $1,895. AES booth #868.
While keeping the popular features of
the PD 6 digital field recorder, the PD606 and PD204 offer many updated
features, including full-size DVD-RAM disc recording, 8-track recording
through the digital I/O, dual-drive recording, extreme power efficiency,
digital mixer input routing, HD drive access through USB 2, high-res LED
meters, tri-level sync and more. The new machines resemble an updated PD
6, allowing users to adapt to the 606 and 204 easily. Power options
include Ni Cad and IDX Endura cell technologies and 6+2 poly files can
be recorded if desired. Retail: $9,995. AES booth #512.
The portable D888 recorder/mixer has eight inputs
and eight outputs, allowing it to be placed in-line with other systems
or act as both a stand-alone 8-track recorder and a small-format analog
mixer with effects. Native WAV recording and high-speed USB 2 data
transfer allow recordings to be shared with computer-based systems for
full editing and final mastering. Korg is currently bundling Cubase 4 LE
software for a total solution. AES booth #344.
Designed to provide low-cost/high-quality
performance, the cardioid M3 is suitable for both live and studio use,
while internal shockmounting and low handling noise make it suitable for
location recording and sample/sound effects gathering. Other features
include a switchable highpass filter, 3-stage (0/10/20dB) pad, 142dB SPL
handling, 48VDC phantom or 9VDC battery powering, molded flight case and
foam windscreen. Retail is $249. AES booth #1112.
Bag End PD10E-I Double-10 Sub
Now in a self-powered
version, the PD10E-I is specifically designed to fit into locations
where space is at a premium. The system packs a lot of bass into a small
cabinet -- down to 8 Hz -- thanks to the company's exclusive INFRA
technology that provides high-fidelity, yet compact bass sound.The
built-in Minima One is a 1,000-watt high-efficiency amp that weights
just 5 pounds. The 49-pound enclosure is 13x22x13 inches (HxWxD) and
retail is $1,620. AES booth #909.
Crowley and Trip "El Diablo"
A ribbon mic tough enough for
close-in kick drum miking, "el Diablo-Mercenary Edition" uses Crowley
and Tripp's ultratough Roswellite ribbon material and is said to have
the "aggression of the 421 with the size of the 47 FET without any of
the phase issues that often occur when using two mics on a single
source." Shipping begins this month. AES Booth #772.
Survival Guide, Blogs, Podcasts, Video, New Products Guide and so much
more is now live at mixonline.com/ms/aes2007. Bookmark this site for all
of your AES 2007 N.Y. needs!
Paul Lehrman Book Signings at AES Convention
consulting editor and "Insider Audio" columnist Paul Lehrman will visit
the Penton Media booth at the AES convention in New York City to sign
copies of his book, The Insider Audio Bathroom Reader, on
Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Be sure
to stop by! For more information on the book, click here.
Hang With SPARS, APRS
The Society of Professional Audio
Recording Services (SPARS) and APRS, in association with Remote
Recording and Jim Flynn Rentals, are hosting "The Mix @ AES 07" on
Friday, October 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.; the press conference is at 6:30 p.m.
Check it out at the Westside Lofts, Sixth Floor/Penthouse 15 at 336 West
37th St. (between 8th and 9th Avenues). RSVP to email@example.com.
Attention, workaholics! You love your job, and you give it
everything you've got. But how much is too much? At what point is
extreme dedication hazardous to your health? Mix editor Sarah Jones
brings together top producers and experts from HEAR, the House Ear
Institute and Musicares for a frank discussion about the hazardous
effects of all of those long hours in the studio or on the road. Learn
how to strike that elusive balance between work success and well-being,
while protecting your most valuable tool -- your ears. Monday, Oct. 8:
11-1 Room 1E10. Panelists include Andy Vermiglio, House Ear Institute;
Kathy Peck, Hearing Awareness and Education for Rockers; DeeDee
Acquisto, Musicares; Dave Hampton, engineer/producer (Herbie Hancock,
Prince); and Craig Schumacher, studio owner/producer/founder, TapeOpCon.
Special AES Event: Geoff Emerick/Sgt. Pepper
year's 40th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts
Club Band, The Beatles' engineer on the original recording, Geoff
Emerick was commissioned by the BBC to re-record the entire album on the
original vintage equipment using contemporary musicians for a unique TV
program. Celebrating its own 60th Anniversary, the APRS is presenting
this unique project for a select AES audience, featuring recorded
performances by young artists including the Kaiser Chiefs, The Fray,
Travis, Razorlight, The Stereophonics, the Magic Numbers and a few more
-- and one older Canadian Bryan Adams.
Yamaha Named Official System Provider for AES 5.1 Conference
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Inc. has been named the
official system provider for the 123rd AES Convention large AES 5.1
Conference Room. The room, 1E08, is located on the lower floor of the
Jacob Javits Convention Center and will be used for AES sessions
including a Surround Workshop, Surround Mixing Do's and Don'ts, and
Innovations in Sports Broadcasting. Yamaha products to be used during
these seminars include a LS9-32 digital sound reinforcement console, T5n
amplifiers, NEXO GEO S1210 and S1230 line arrays, GEO Subs and an
NX242ES Controller with EtherSound. Yamaha product demos in the room
include October 5, noon to 1:30 p.m.; October 6, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; October 7, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and
12:30 p.m to 1 p.m.; and October 8, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to
11:30 a,m. Stop by the Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems booth #318 during
AES for a complete demo schedule.
In a special session at AES on Friday, October 5th, from 2 to 3:30
p.m., The Beatles' engineering maestro Geoff Emerick will explain how it
was done, how it should be done and how many of the new artists want to
do it in the future. Emerick will be available to answer a few questions
about the recording of each track, as well as more general questions
regarding the recording processes and the innovative contribution he and
the rest of the Abbey Road team made to this landmark album from 40
Neumann "U 87 and You" Campaign
As part of the
40th-anniversary celebration of its legendary U 87 microphone, Neumann
kicks off a contest asking U 87 users to record a video clip with their
associations about the U 87 name. Entrants who send a short video
message (max. 30 seconds) to firstname.lastname@example.org
via e-mail or MMS by December 31, 2007, will have the chance to win a
special prize. A name drawn from the 87 most interesting entries, will
receive a trip to Neumann Berlin, for an in-depth look into the secrets
of development and manufacturing of the U 87 and other Neumann
microphones. Additional information and conditions for participation can
be found at www.neumann.com or at AWES Booth #418.
Crown Celebrates Six Decades of Innovation
At AES, Crown is celebrating its 60th anniversary. These days, the Crown
name is synonymous with top-quality tools and products for professional
audio users, but it wasn't always that way. MORE
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a full list of events.
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