Archive for December, 2009



NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 2009: API is now shipping the 527 compressor, a single channel module based on API’s 225L discreet channel compressor. The 527 features comprehensive controls including variable attack, release, ratio, and output gain controls. The unit also includes API’s patented ‘Thrust’ circuit, first offered on the 2500 stereo bus compressor. A ten segment LED meter is switchable between gain reduction and output level.

“Anyone who has used the 225L compressor found in API consoles has expressed a longing for the same kind of flexibility and control in the 500 Series for some time,” said Larry Droppa, president of API. “We’re delighted to now offer the 527 to complement our vintage 525 compressor, which has been many engineers’ favorite compressor over the years.” MSRP: $995.00. more


BDS2SonicPool, one of Hollywood’s leading post facilities, specializing in sound and picture finishing, edit suite rentals, and full post-production services, completed the theatrical mix for Sony’s “Boondock Saints II: All Saints Dayâ€?, which is currently in theatres nationwide.

During this year’s Comic-Con Convention, Twi-hards (short for “Twilight� die-hard fans) had stiff competition in the thousands of fans who came out to hear the panel for “Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day�, the action-packed sequel to the cult phenomenon “Boondock Saints�, and to get a look at the brand new trailer, complete with vicious battle scenes. SonicPool worked hard with Producer Chris Brinker and Director Troy Duffy to make sure the audience felt completely entrenched in the mayhem. “John Frost and Patrick Bird and the entire team at SonicPool are some of the most talented group of people I have had the pleasure of working with. more



JESSUP, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 2009: JDK Audio, the new brand developed and engineered by legendary analog innovator API, announces the fourth product in its line of robust signal processing equipment. The R22 is a two-channel, rack-mount compressor with linkable stereo operation that uses true RMS power summing, a patented Thrust circuit for chest-hitting low-end, and easy to use, refreshingly musical control of all parameters. JDK Audio will formally introduce the R22 compressor at the 2010 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California at API Booth #6411. Visitors will have the opportunity to listen to multitrack material through the new R22 and other JDK gear at the JDK listening station. more



JESSUP, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 2009: API is pleased to invite all NAMM attendees to stop by Booth #6411 and enter a drawing to win a free JDK Audio R22 Compressor. Winners will be chosen by random drawing at the end of the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A total of three lucky winners will each receive a JDK Audio R22 Compressor. Winners need not be present to win. JDK Audio is an entirely new brand developed, engineered and made in America by API (Automated Processes, Inc.) that captures the essence of vintage electronic design. more

Imaging of a higher Calibre: UK specialist shows new range of products at ISE 2010

At ISE 2010, Calibre is unveiling the all-new HQViewâ„¢ range of processors and in particular the long awaited HQView420 that combines warp, mapping and seamless edge blending at an affordable price point.

At ISE 2010, Calibre is unveiling the all-new HQViewâ„¢ range of processors and in particular the long awaited HQView420 that combines warp, mapping and seamless edge blending at an affordable price point.

Global debut for new HQViewâ„¢ video processor product range in Amsterdam
Bradford, UK, 29 December 2009 – At ISE 2010, Calibre is unveiling the all-new HQView™ range of processors, which includes models capable of performing sophisticated warp mapping and seamless soft-edge blending of multiple projected images.
The products are the first of their kind to make state-of-the-art image processing available to a wider market, with a smaller footprint, a straightforward user interface, and very attractive price points. In particular the industry has long waited for a high quality switcher-scaler such as the HQView420 that combines both warp, mapping and seamless edge blending at a very affordable price point. more

2010 Storage Visions to Increase Visibility of Junk-A-Juke Program

Free hardware upgrade will save companies, the earth and feed hungy kids

2010 Storage Visions to Increase Visibility of Junk-A-Juke Program
Storage Industry Pioneers support use of eCycled hardware to feed kids and save the Earth

Ottawa, Canada – December 28, 2009 – KOM Networks™, world leading provider of storage management solutions for secure archiving compliant data protection and retention, today announced that the 2010 Storage Visions Conference is partnering with KOM to educate IT professionals about an innovative storage hardware recycling program to benefit Feed The Children. more

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 2009: Tonelux rack-mounted gear, which is exclusively distributed worldwide by TransAudio Group, will introduce its new TILT eight-channel tone control at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California in January 2010. The innovative TILT control, designed by Tonelux founder Paul Wolff, rebalances a channel’s high- and low-frequency content via a single knob, and was first featured on the company’s MP1a discrete mic preamp module. more

9th Annual San Francisco SuperMeet to Offer Free Educational Workshops

Popular user-driven industry event first of four SuperMeets in 2010
New, free educational workshops will be offered during the day by Canon, Adobe, Autodesk and Red Giant. Bay Area filmmakers will have a chance to screen content in the “SuperMeet Digital Showcase” featuring over 30 software and hardware developers.

Los Angeles, CA / Boston, MA – Final Cut Studio, Adobe and Avid editors and digital filmmakers from around the world will gather together for the Ninth Annual San Francisco SuperMeet, to be held on Friday, February 5, 2010 at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, CA. Tickets to the SuperMeet are now available for purchase online only at the Early Bird price of $10.00 each (Early Bird pricing ends January 4, 2010). New to the SF SuperMeet are free educational workshops (online registration required) offered in three sessions from 9am to 5pm. more

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Director Cyril Guyot & Company X Editor Lisa Mogol Tangle Passions with New Dolce & Gabbana Commercial


New York, NY – (December 23, 2009) — Director Cyril Guyot recently tapped Company X Editor Lisa Mogol to create a risqué new spot for D&G Time, the signature wristwatch line by Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana. Shot in Paris via production company Bandits, the stylish and provocative spot, “D&G Time,â€? depicts a tryst turned upper-class ménage à trios. The 30-second commercial is currently airing in the US and internationally, as well as on the Web. more

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Sapphire 5 Offers Marked Improvements to Performance and Productivity

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – December 17, 2009 — GenArts Inc., the premier provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, television and video industries, today announced pricing for its GenArts Sapphireâ„¢ 5 licenses for Autodesk systems. A new Sapphire 5 license for Linux Flame, Inferno, Flint HD and Smoke HD will be priced at $8,499. This price represents a $1,500 decrease from Sapphire 4. Upgrades from Sapphire version 4 to Sapphire 5 will be priced at $3,499. In addition, new Sapphire 5 burn licenses have been reduced 50% from version 4 to $450. more


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