134th AES Convention Sponsors
(As of May 3, 2013)
Since 1985, Audio Precision has designed and built the finest audio analyzers in the world. AP innovation and value are reflected in the APx line of products, providing extensive support for multichannel analog audio and digital I/O options that include HDMI, Bluetooth, Digital Serial, PDM and ASIO. APx500 measurement software is fast and easy to use, with complete automation support from a built-in sequencer, full API and a LabVIEW driver. Audio Precision makes the only audio analyzers with 1 Mhz, one million point FFTs, and the analyzer with the lowest THD+N found anywhere. With models ranging from low-cost production analyzers to world-class R&D tools, Audio Precision is the recognized standard in audio test.
Audiomatica presents and demonstrates the new hardware and software solutions for the CLIO system. On show the range of audio analyzers among which the CLIO FW 24-bit 192kHz firewire audio interface. On the software side we have the new features available within the CLIO 11 measurement suite for both laboratory and Quality Control applications. CLIO with CLIO 11 software is one of the first measurement systems compatible with the newest Windows 8 OS.
Founded in 1946, B&C Speakers is one of largest and most prestigious professional loudspeaker transducer manufacturers in the world. In addition to designing and distributing components under the B&C brand name, they also supply OEM components to most of the top professional audio brands in the market today. With more than 90 employees (10% of which are engaged in our Research and Development department), B&C Speakers designs, produces and trades all of its products directly from its head office, located in Bagno a Ripoli (Florence), Italy. B&C Speakers primary line consists of high frequency drivers and horns, coaxial components, and cone drivers. B&C Speakers is front and center in the development of cone speakers. B&C also have sales and distribution centres in the USA (B&C North America, LLC), and Brazil, and its products are sold around the world. Over the years B&C Speakers has become one of the world leaders in the Professional Audio market, a brand recognized everywhere as a premium product that offers excellent value to the consumer.
bdSound is a dynamic company devoted to imagine, study, design and develop Audio and Speech Processing solutions. bdSound products and intellectual properties in Acoustic and Line Echo Cancellation, Noise Reduction and Speech Quality Enhancement and Audio Processing are effectively used by a huge number of end users on Conference Systems, VoIP applications, Intercoms, Communication Equipment, Forensic and Security systems, and Pro-audio systems. bdSound technologies are optimized for each single hardware platform and operating system, in order to support PC, Mobile and Embedded, including FPGA-based systems. We provide to our customers and partners valuable products and solutions as well as consulting services and design support to help turn an idea into a winning product.
For more than half a century, Berklee College of Music has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. With more than a dozen performance and nonperformance majors, a diverse and talented student body representing more than 70 countries, and a music industry "who's who" of alumni, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow. We have launched the careers of many of today’s successful music industry professionals, and more than 200 Grammy Awards have gone to our alumni. Berklee delivers the highest standards in music education, including cutting-edge technologies, and we maintain that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music.
The European Center for Studies in Music and Acoustics (CESMA) is a research and teaching institution in the fields of music theory, performance, technology and acoustics based in Lugano, Tessin (CH). Established in 2012 by academics and professionals of the Audio Engineering Society, CESMA offers a prestigious program for the Swiss Federal Exam of Audio Engineer (Tontechniker), the METS. CESMA activities include academic courses, seminars, summer workshops and concerts. Research results are published and presented at professional meetings, conferences and in established journals including the Computer Music Journal, Journal of the AES, the Journal of Mathematics and Music, and various transactions of the IEEE and ACM. Main areas of research and consulting expertise include Composition, HW and SW Applications, Synthesis Techniques and Algorithms, Music Information Retrieval, Digital Recording and Editing, Cinematographic Sound, Environmental and Musical Acoustics, Audio Forensics.
CharterOak Acoustic Devices creates high quality microphones and signal processors that rival many higher priced products in the industry. We're not recreating the old classics, we're "Creating the Classics of Tomorrow ®" at a price for everyone to enjoy the detail, durability, consistency, and surreal sound quality that all CharterOak products exhibit. Additionally, you can expect personalized customer support including microphone placement tips and techniques and our revolutionary ADAPT SM; "create your own classic" program, that allows you to customize your CharterOak to suit your studio environment. Each product is hand assembled and quality checked in our CT-based facility and recording studio. ALL CharterOak products are GUARANTEED FOR LIFE.
EKO was established in 1959 as a guitar manufacturer; from 1959 to 1985 EKO was the biggest guitar factory in Europe. Today EKO sells its variety of products in Italy and all over the world. In 1988 EKO also decided to enter in the distribution field, and from then onwards, every year important brands decide to shift their distribution to EKO due to its loyalty, professionality, and structure. In the 90's Eko opened the Pro division, focusing in sound recording dedicated equipment, and started the distribution of high quality brands as Focal speakers, Metric Halo (Audio Interfaces, Software and Signal Metering for recording and live), PMI Audio Group (Microphones, Mixers, Channel Strips, Pre-Amps, Compressors and Hardware for recording) Universal Audio (DSP Cards, Audio Interfaces, Pre Amps, Compressors, Software and Hardware for recording) etc., becoming more and more a reference point inside the Italian market.
Fairlight is a leading manufacturer of professional video and audio recording, editing and mixing systems offering desktop, console and mouse based solutions. Fairlight is at the leading edge in Audio IP, having received numerous Scientific and Technical Academy Awards. Fairlight is pioneering 3D sound, 8K video resolution and customized control surfaces acknowledged by industry leaders as being the fastest and most ergonomic available. With the new 3DAW Fairlight delivers an open Post Production solution to create audio content in MDA™ and Neo:X™, the next generation format from DTS. www.fairlight.com.au
KLIPPEL is an innovative company developing measurement systems for loudspeakers. The R&D SYSTEM combines tools for speaker development and diagnosis of cone vibration and radiation and provides techniques to detect the cause of signal distortion. For fast speaker testing in the production process, the QC SYSTEM provides easy handling, PASS/FAIL results and detects defects including rub+buzz, voice coil offset and leak detection.
Lambda s.r.l.was founded in 2000 as an initiative of engineers of the Italian cinema. The company is a leader in the rental, sale, and technical assistance for sound recording for film. Additionally, the company is known for publishing and production for the teaching and training of sound engineers in Italy as well as being a point of reference for engineers and Italian and international film productions. Technical assistance is at the forefront for both electroacoustics and radio broadcasting. Equipment and service are the great strengths of the company combined with the expertise of our technical and sales personnel. Lambda is a proud sponsor of the 134th AES Convention and will be showing and demonstrating our new equipment.
Since the foundation in 1987 Link has concentrated on manufacturing and distributing a whole range of cables, connectors and accessories, dedicated to the entertainment industry. Fascinated by the possibility of solving the connection problems, Link ambition was to offer a whole range of products specifically developed to comply with the demands of the professional market. Nowdays Link and its brands, LK CONNECTORS (multipin circular connectors), Eurocable (high quality, extra flexible and robust audio, video & data cables) and DGlink (digital audio-video and fiber optic devices), is a worldwide “reference point” on audio connectivity in all professional applications for both installation and live use. Latest productions include analog & digital cables, distribution systems with MADI, DANTE and EtherSound protocols (up to two simultaneously). Protocol converters, top quality ADC/DAC, Ruggerized Gigabit Switches and Media Converters. All products are customizable as per user needs.
Microtech Gefell GmbH are manufacturers of high quality handmade microphones with a long tradition that goes back to 1928. Focusing on condenser microphones for professional customer needs in “Studio & Recording”, “Livesound & Installation” and “Test & Measurement”. The company also offers calibration devices and service for all manufactured microphones.
NUGEN Audio creates innovative, intuitive professional audio tools for high-end music producers, post-production engineers and broadcasters. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver better quality, save time and reduce costs. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, music and audio production. For more information, visit http://www.nugenaudio.com
Proaudio Consulting Srl is an Italian start-up company offering acoustic design and consulting, wherever the quality of sound needs to be optimized for music, speech and any kind of performance or happening. Our core business lies where listening is critical for any kind of audio production: dubbing, broadcasting, music recording or mastering studios, AV post-production facilities, Dolby-certified mixing rooms. Thanks to our Leading Acoustic Designer, Donato Masci, former Studio Sound Service, we have realized over 300 acoustic designs in this market. Proaudio Consulting Srl takes now the next step, assisting architects and designers to provide the right sound in any environment. We can assist architects and designers in terms of choice, placement and shape of spaces, offer structural solutions for insulation and correction of sound, help in the choice of construction materials and in the design of correction panels (diffusers, absorbers). We develop predictive models through the use of Acoustic CAD and perform acoustic measurements. Our competencies include electroacoustics consulting and system design in all areas where it is necessary to integrate audio and video systems for conference, concert and theatre halls, places of worship, hotels, sports and recreation facilities. Proaudio Consulting Srl is also the parent company of Natural Sound®, an Italian software system that offers total sound immersion in any environment through custom soundscapes. Natural Sound® is particularly suitable for environments designed for relaxation, such as in SPAs but it can also give a unique sonic feel to any other public or private space. Think of museums, art galleries, shops etc. The Natural Sound® system integrates seamlessly with any EVAC system.
The sound of the future is based on solid roots RCF was founded in 1949 in Reggio Emilia, an Italian city with a reputation for engineering and innovation as rich as its cultural heritage. Over the years the company has established itself as a world leader in the design, production and marketing of high-technology Professional and Commercial Audio products. Throughout its history RCF has continued to expand and diversify, and now satisfies every sound and music reproduction need: from single systems to large-scale, complex projects. For more than 60 years, RCF’s main administrative, R&D and production facilities have been in Reggio Emilia, where the company has a workforce with a diverse range of skills, united by their passion for sound, willingness to innovate and commitment to quality and performance. RCF markets its products through sales offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and the United States. In the rest of the world the company operates through a network of professional distributors, many of which have been working with RCF for decades. Today RCF employs more than 250 people and sells its products in more than 100 countries worldwide
Thrax Audio is an artisan company that produce unconventional state of the art audio components. The works of Japanese tube gurus are a source of inspiration for us. We try to use as much as possible of the knowledge accumulated in the field and blend it with our own experience and cutting edge high-tech available today, so that we may achieve what previous attempts have failed. Taking advantage of available 21st century technologies and materials allowed us to achieve what early designers called fiction. We hope what we came up with pleases your senses and sets you on a quest to seek those qualities in all products.
TC Applied Technologies is a fab-less semiconductor company focusing primarily on the development and delivery of IEEE1394 (Firewire) semiconductors and supporting A/V networking technologies for the Professional and Consumer Electronics sectors.
Founded in 2003, Trinnov Audio provides innovative products that simplify HDTV production workflows with a comprehensive set of audio monitoring functions accessible from a single integrated platform: speaker processor, Digital Acoustic Correction,, comprehensive Loudness metering, DRC, monitor controller and customisable submix matrix. Trinnov unveiled its new SmartMeter version at the IBC 2012, featuring major improvements and unique functionalities including long-awaited Time Code synchronization of Loudness / True Peak measurements, allowing for real-time logging and consistent Loudness / LRA measurements at any time, all along different mixing stages. Thanks to these unique features, users no longer have to manually pause, resume or even start measurements over. Every Loudness values are stored and time stamped throughout the session. Projects can therefore be paused, shared on a network and resumed in other studios. SmartMeter V3 also brings the usual set of instruments such as RMS meters, PPM, QPPM, TPM, Surround Analyser, interchannel Correlation meters, real-time Spectrum Analyser and Vectorscope. A must have for any Broadcast QC control room and TV Post production Studio.
Founded in 1998, ZP Engineering provides design services for digital audio and industrial applications. Extensive in-house expertise on analog audio, A/D and /DA conversion, DSP design, FPGA design, hardware and embedded systems development enable ZP to offer the full design cycle, from concept and architectural definition to working prototypes; in several cases, production is also handled. A specific focus on connectivity for audio transport has led to many design wins based on USB, IEEE-1394, Ethersound, Dante, Cobranet, MADI and custom implementations. In addition, a range of small form factor OEM modules is offered, allowing the customer to rapidly integrate the transport method of choice. The latest OEM modules being developed are a full-featured MADI endpoint and a 64x64 Dante node. ZP has been deeply involved in the Audio Engineering Society as a result of its commitment to audio systems, and has acquired a stable customer base extending over Europe and USA. It is located in the outskirts of Rome.