Monday, December 29, 2014

Press Release - Powersoft M-System

Press Release : Powersoft, a world-leading manufacturer of professional power amplifiers, announced that it will exhibit its M-System innovations this month at ALMA's Winter Symposium on January 3rd & 4th [Booth 24] at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas. The theme for this year's Winter Symposium — which is recognized as the premier event for the loudspeaker and acoustics industry — will be "Digitally Driven Loudspeakers: A New Paradigm Demands New Designs."

Claudio Lastrucci, Powersoft's Research & Development Director, will be on hand to deliver a tutorial, "A New High Performance Moving Magnet Acoustic Transducer" (T1), on behalf of Powersoft. The company will also offer live booth demonstrations of its M-Force and M-Drive solutions, which were launched at InfoComm 2014 and represent a milestone in loudspeaker engineering. The M-Force transducer, for example, features 'push-pull' technology, an extremely powerful motor and unique displacement capabilities — all of which enable M-Force to deliver unsurpassed precision, efficiency and accurate sound reproduction.

Lastrucci's tutorial, which is scheduled to occur Saturday morning, January 3rd at 8:00 a.m. in Florentine A, will focus on new technologies that are now available in the electronic amplification domain, and how innovations in magnetic materials — including the development of new electrodynamic devices — can lead to improvements in electrical to acoustical conversion efficiency, sound quality and power handling. As co-founder and R&D Development Director of Powersoft, Lastrucci's fields of expertise include electric power, audio amplification, signal processing, acoustic design and other areas.

Earlier this year, Lastrucci introduced Powersoft's M-Force linear motor technology at the 136th AES Convention in Berlin [A Novel Moving Magnet Linear Motor: Convention Paper 9060, by Claudio Lastrucci], and presented on the practical use of M-Force linear motor technology with his colleague Mario di Cola of Audio Labs Systems at the 137th AES Convention in New York [Subwoofer design with Moving Magnet Linear Motor: by Mario Di Cola, Claudio Lastrucci and Lorenzo Lombardi], both of which discuss significant innovations in loudspeaker design. The papers are available by contacting the AES online.

Since its launch, Powersoft's M-Force system — including M-Force and M-Drive solutions — have been used in a variety of high profile applications by A/V specialists and integrators including ATK Audiotek, Maryland Sound International (MSI) and others. To learn more about M-System, please visit; to learn more about ALMA Winter Symposium, please visit

Monday, December 22, 2014

Press Release- Sennheiser Ushers in a new Class of RF Experts

Press Release : Wedemark, Germany, December 19, 2014 – Nine months of hard work have paid off: a total of 19 wireless professionals from the worldwide Sennheiser organization have been awarded the coveted RF Expert certificate. The last of three on-site training sessions took place in Delhi, and in the meantime the new RF experts have been in action all over the world to provide support for Sennheiser customers and partners in their projects.  

“The system of extensive online training and close supervision by mentors combined with several weeks of on-site training has proven itself,” said Kirsten Wessendorf, Manager Sennheiser Sound Academy, summarizing the training course. Meanwhile, some of the new RF experts have already completed their first major projects.

Ryan Burr from Sennheiser Middle East provided support for his client Doummar – Q2 Advanced Technology in planning the conference and entertainment facilities for the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre in Doha (Qatar). This included carrying out a thorough analysis of the wireless conditions at the location, planning the conference/interpreting systems and the wireless microphone channels, coordinating all wireless frequencies and programming and testing the systems on site.

Ryan Burr: “This project is simply gigantic. Five conference rooms are equipped with ADN-W wireless conference systems with a total of 380 delegate units, while a further six have SR 2020/HDE 2020 interpreting systems with a total of 4,000 receivers. 150 channels of wireless microphones, mostly 5000/3000 systems, are used in the event venues. One room alone has 72 channels! It’s the largest single project that Sennheiser Middle East has ever worked on, and my further training as an RF expert came just at the right time for me.”

Vincent Tilgenkamp from Sennheiser Benelux has also earned the right to call himself an RF expert. In fact, he achieved top results in all tasks and was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award. He can also look back on a number of successful projects, including the hit TV show “Utopia”, devised by John de Mol and produced by Talpa, in which he supported the multimedia company Dutchview by providing a special wireless solution. Dutchview was faced with the daunting challenge of picking up the wireless microphone signals from the reality show participants over an area of 12,500 square metres. Vincent Tilgenkamp and his team succeeded in covering this vast area with a single rack of receivers and a number of antenna distribution combiners that were custom-built for Utopia (link to the report:

Tilgenkamp too is delighted with the RF expert course: “I particularly liked the on-site training sessions where we had to solve tricky problems. Our mentors made a lot of effort to manipulate the equipment, introduce all sorts of RF interference and additionally put us under time pressure. For example, they would invite a big audience to a concert and ask us to get the band miked and the RF wireless systems running in virtually no time at all! In the end, of course, the audience was let in on time and enjoyed a top-quality gig.”

Monday, December 8, 2014

Press Release - AVID Re-lists on NASDAQ

Avid (OTC: AVID) today announced that it has received approval to list its common stock on The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC effective with the open of trading on Monday, December 8, 2014.  The Company will continue to trade under the symbol AVID.

“We are pleased that Avid stock will once again trade on the NASDAQ,” said John Frederick, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Avid. “We believe this milestone offers current and future Avid shareholders an exciting opportunity to share in the success of our business through improved access to our common stock. We look forward to generating sustainable, profitable growth as we continue to execute on our plan to unlock the full potential of Avid.”

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Press Release - Hal Leonard Publishes The iPad in the Music Studio

Hal Leonard Publishes The iPad in the Music Studio
Connecting Your iPad to Mics, Mixers, Instruments, Computers, and More!

Montclair, NJ - December 2, 2014 - The iPad in the Music Studio is the second of two iPad-related publications by the authors Thomas Rudolph and Vincent Leonard.  This new book is designed to increase the spontaneity and creativity of musical productions by opening up the world of the iPad to musicians, recordists, and DJs.

The iPad in the Music Studio focuses on the iPad's connectivity to the professional, project, and home music studios. The authors take the reader on a tour of the latest iPad-related music hardware and software on the market. The clever use of QR codes throughout the book quickly links to demo videos of the products covered, turning the book into a multimedia experience.

The iPad in the Music Studio looks at:
  • Hardware to link microphones and instruments for live multi-track recording
  • Controlling desktop software with the iPad
  • Using the iPad and iPhone with mixers
  • The iPad and Guitar EFX software and hardware
  • DJ equipment and apps
  • Using the iPad to publish and distribute your music on social media
This book is a step-by-step guide through the most popular and productive apps for the iPad 2, third- or fourth-generation iPad, or iPad mini running the latest versions of the iOS. Written by two experienced authors of music technology textbooks, training, and courses, the book also provides guidance on the best apps for music and how to apply them when creating and recording music.

About the Authors:
Thomas Rudolph is an educator, performer, composer, and author of several music-related books. He develops and teaches courses for the Berklee College of Music online school, Central Connecticut State, and Villanova University. Rudolph is co-founder of TI:ME (Technology in Music Education) and his articles have appeared in the Music Educators Journal, the Instrumentalist, and Downbeat Magazine. He lives in Philadelphia.

Vincent Leonard is coauthor of Recording in a Digital World, Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation, and Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide to Music Notation. His works as a producer and composer have premiered nationally and internationally, and he is widely known as a copyist and arranger, having worked with Peter Nero, the Philly Pops Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, the London Symphony Orchestra, and more. He lives in Philadelphia.

The iPad in the Music Studio
$19.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00119488
ISBN: 9781480343177
Width: 8.5"
Length: 11.0"
244 pages