Black Friday Deals

They’re everwhere. Here are a few that fell into my e-mail inbox that might be of interest. In general they’re available through Cyber Monday or later, and being Cyber Weekend, most of the Black Friday deals are for plug-ins.

IK Multimedia – iRig hardware (adapters, mobile I/O interfaces) and iRig Amplitube plug-ins


Slate Digital Audio – Deep discounts on several DAW plug-ins


Waves Audio – More plug-in specials. Here are a couple more from Waves that might work for you (or maybe they only work for me)

TrueVerb – Free serial number by e-mail

Reel ADT – Regular – $249, Black Friday price – $79, Special deal if this link still works – $49


And no sooner did I post those when another one came in from Boz Digital Labs. Their Manic compressor has been getting a lot of interest lately, $79   (regularly $149) this weekend.

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2015 AES Show Report Posted

Come and get it here. Other shows and other years are on the Trade Show Reports page.

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AES Free Advance Registration Extended Until October 26

As I expected, the advance registration deadline for a free Exhibits Plus badge has been extended 10 days through midnight October 26 “to maintain record breaking momentum.” That’s probably midnight Eastern Daylight Time. Click here to register. The show runs October 29 through November 1.

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Reminder – Audio Engineering Society 139th Convention – New York October 29 – Novermber 1

There’s still time to register for a free Exhibits Plus badge which includes access to the Live Sound Expo, Project Studio Expo, a few panels and special events, and of course the exhibits. Pre-registration runs through October 15. It often gets extended, but don’t put it off.

For further information, detailed schedule including the schedules for Expo topics, and a link to register are at the AES 139th Convention web site.

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Sound Summit New York – October 28, 2015

If you’re coming to NY for the AES show or if you’re local, you might be interested in this half day workshop sponsored by Lectrosonics, Sound Devices, and DPA taking place on  Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 3 to 8 p.m. at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Gabriel Antonini, Business Development Manager of DPA Microphones Inc., will discuss polar patterns, frequency response, off axis linearity and optimum placement for lavalier and shotgun microphones. Antonini will be using the company’s d:screet™ Miniature Microphones and d:dicate™ 4017B Shotgun Microphone to emphasize these topics. Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics’ Vice President of Sales/Service, will use his brand’s L Series units, SSM “Super Slight” micro transmitter and SR Series receivers with Sound Devices’ SuperSlot™ compatibility, to explain gain structure, antenna optimization and RF frequency coordination. “Jon Tatooles, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer of Sound Devices, LLC, will discuss Sound Devices’ innovative MixAssist™ technology, which is now incorporated into its latest 688 mixer/recorder. In addition, Tatooles will explain the workflow benefits and control capabilities of the 688 recorder/mixer combined with the optional SuperSlot-compatible SL-6 powering and wireless system. The newly announced CL-12 Linear Fader Controller, which also couples with the 688 for cart applications, will also be featured at the event making its second U.S. public appearance.

It’s free, but registration is necessary. For further details, schedule, and to sign up, vist the Sound Summit NY web page.

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Webinar – Sennheiser In-Ear Monitoring/Wireless Webinar Now On Line

In conjunction with Sennheiser’s Sound Academy Training Seriees, Herman ProAV isponsored a live webinar on Wednesday, October 7 from 2 to 4 PM Eastern time discussing the practical usage of In Ear Monitoring systems. Topics will include: traditional wedge monitoring vs in-ear monitoring, modes of operation: stereo, mono, focus (dual mono), mixing IEM’s and RF considerations for wireless IEM systems. In addition, a brief update on the latest from the FCC regarding the proposed sale/repacking of the 600Mhz spectrum will be discussed.

It’s now posted on line for viewing at your leisure. I watched it, and it’s pretty good, particularly if you work with a large number (more than, say eight) of wireless mics or IEMs in a show. It runs about an hour and a half. Here’s the direct link to this webinar. You may need to install the Go To Meeting application on your computer. It appears to be painless, and it’ll take you there if you need it.

There are a number of other interesting webinars at the Herman Pro AV website. Check ’em out when you have some time.

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Project Studio Expo at the New York 2015 AES – Preliminary Program

The Project Studio Expo is a three day series of lectures, demonstrations, and Q&A sessions sponsored by the Audio Engineering Society, in association with Sound on Sound magazine and Prism Sound.

October 30 through November 1

Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

This year’s presenters on the PSE Stage for days one and two are slated to include respected industry veterans Craig Anderton, Larry Crane, Fab Dupont, Brian Jackson, Manhattan Producers Alliance, Hugh Robjohns, Mike Senior, John Storyk and Paul White. Topics cover a wide range of interesting and relevant topics, both practical and technical.

On the third day of the Project Studio Expo, November 1, premier sponsor Prism Sound will take over the PSE Stage to present their “Mic to Monitor” series of educational seminars and workshops. Targeted at all levels of music production and engineering attendees, Mic to Monitor aims to dispel the many myths surrounding the recording process. The events answer all-important questions, such as what makes great gear “great,” what it takes to become a successful and in-demand audio engineer, how recording professionals tackle different aspects of their productions, and how a hit sound is achieved. Each seminar features presentations from recording professionals, with audience Q&A, and an opportunity to demo and win recording equipment.

PRELIMINARY TOPICS and Presenters(subject to change)

Project Studio Expo Sessions:
• Paul White: Making the Most of Your Studio Purchasing Budget
• Mike Senior : The Five Most Common Project Studio Recording Mistakes
• Outside the Box: Alternative Outlets for Your Music
• Hugh Robjohns: Levels, Headroom, and Loudness
• Craig Anderton* – Whatever he decides to talk about, it’ll be good.
• Larry Crane: The REAL Skills You Need to Record Professionally
• Personal Networking for the Audio Professional
• John Storyk*: Acoustic treatment for the proproject studio, I’ll bet
• Mike Senior: Mixing an Ensemble Recording
• Fab Dupont*: Most likely something about plug-ins, since he’s a majore developer
• A panel, I suspect*: Audio as a Business: Building and Developing a Career
• Mic to Monitor (an all day Prism Sound seminar on Sunday)

* Presenter or topic not yet announced

Click here for registration information (you’ll need a FREE Exhibits Plus pass) and further details as they’re announced.

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