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CEntrance Debuts BlueDAC

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CEntrance, a leader in Digital Audio, announced immediate availability of BlueDAC, it’s newest portable D/A converter and headphone amplifier. BlueDAC combines the best of CEntrance portable digital technologies to date, including a long-life rechargeable battery and a 24-bit/384kHz USB interface, and adds a brand new, custom, high fidelity Bluetooth radio receiver. Combining the wired and wireless inputs within the same product, BlueDAC becomes the perfect listening device for the modern audiophile. When used wirelessly, it delivers excellent sound quality over balanced headphones. When used as a portable or desktop USB DAC, it can access the full potential of modern, high-resolution content, offering 24-bit/384kHz fidelity and DSD capability. BlueDAC’s wireless connection pairs well with phones and tablets running iOS and Android. BlueDAC has been also successfully tested with a number of Digital Audio Players that offer a Bluetooth output. This wide range of connectivity options makes BlueDAC highly versatile and convenient at home or on the go.

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New Dangerous Music “CONVERT-AD+”

Dangerous Music debuts new Analog-to-Digital converter during AES in New York

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AES — New York — Dangerous Music today premiered the CONVERT-AD+ A to D converter. Building on their legacy of award-winning monitoring and mastering D to A converters, the CONVERT-AD+ is the culmination of the company’s technical advances over the past 15 years, as always, addressing both the sonic demands, practical needs of professional audio engineers and to put the soul back into music. The design and implementation of this unique converter realize the highest levels of quality and embrace the company’s credo, Sacrifice Nothing. The CONVERT-AD+ is set for release in November 2017, with a street price of $2,599. US.

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Spectrasonics “Keyscape Creative” Library

Cutting edge collection of over 1200 Omnisphere patches for users who also have Keyscape

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Spectrasonics has released the new “Keyscape Creative” library, a cutting-edge collection of over 1200 Omnisphere 2 patches specially designed for users who also have Keyscape. The vast new library was produced by Spectrasonics’ Founder, Eric Persing, and features a tremendous variety of patches created by the company’s renowned Sound Development team, to showcase the power of combining Keyscape and Omnisphere 2. Keyscape’s richly detailed keyboard sounds can be dramatically transformed using Omnisphere 2’s deep synthesis capabilities. The recently expanded team spent over a year to develop these unique sounds. The new patches offer an extremely wide variety of incredible sounds for modern music producers and are available now as a free update.

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Amadeus Installs ‘3D Sound System’ in China

Over fifty Amadeus speakers installed featuring ‘3D Sound’ control, nearly seven hundred actors and twenty giant 30-foot soft LED screens create a re-enactment of the ‘Xi’an Incident’ commemorating the event’s 80th anniversary.

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Amadeus, based in France, one of the premiere manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems and custom studio speakers, has announced a 50-speaker install with ‘3D Sound’ control. The sound system compliments twenty 30-foot giant ‘soft LED’ screens and performances of 700 actors in China’s first live event dramatizing the historical 1938 ‘Xi’an Incident’ – which is credited to have created modern China. The State-run theater is located in the exact location where the ‘Xi’an Incident’ happened. Amadeus worked with its distributor, Guangzhou Sign King ET Co., Ltd., Swiss-based company Sonic Emotion, and British manufacturer of digital mixing consoles DiGiCo to design and install the sound setup within the massive new building.

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Darrell Thorp Chooses Lauten for Foo Fighters

Seven-time Grammy winning engineer and mixer, Darrell Thorp, used Lauten Audio mics, including its flagship tube mic, Eden, on new Foo Fighters album “Concrete and Gold”

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Engineer Darrell Thorp recently recorded the Foo Fighters new album at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles and chose to use loads of Lauten Audio microphones, including the Atlantis, Eden, Clarion, and the new Series Black LA-120, LA-220, and LA-320. The new Foo Fighters album “Concrete and Gold” (Roswell Records/RCA Records) was released on September 15, its first single, “Run,” hit the top 10 on the Rock Airplay Billboard charts in June. “We had a massive setup for recording the band,” says Thorp, “part of the challenge was we had 4 drum kits set up at once, a bass station, vocals, keys with 2 keyboards and pianos, and over 20 guitar amps, some in the live room and some in Iso-booths – I was using a lot of Lauten Audio mics.”

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