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February 13th, 2018

Presenters-2017The Toronto section of the Audio Engineering Society is holding its fourth annual Members Showcase of Gadgets and Projects night on February 27, 2018. Toronto AES members will be showcasing projects, hardware, and work they have developed and created. In the AES spirit of sharing knowledge, the group will be taking this opportunity to honour and appreciate some of the work that its fellow engineers do on a daily basis and as hobby projects.

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February 8th, 2018

aes smpteIn collaboration with the Toronto Section of the Audio Engineering Society and the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers, SIRT is bringing together VR and Immersive Audio experts to share knowledge, showcase technologies, and engage with the audio industry. SIRT’s Stage 10, at Pinewood Toronto Studios, will be transformed into a collaborative Immersive Audio showcase with the goal to accelerate the knowledge of all attendees.

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December 11th, 2017

Ed-Ted-Marshall-sBecause of Christmas at the end of the month, the AES Toronto chapter will hold its December meeting this Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Society of Sound. This month’s presenter will be recording engineer Ed Marshall.

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Society of Sound
1444 Dupont Street, Suite 41
Toronto, Ontario

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November 1st, 2017

DSC_7695We here at NWC, publisher of Professional Sound and Canadian Musician magazines, have launched a crowd-funding campaign via GoFundMe to help acclaimed Canadian songwriter and musician John Cody. He is in desperate need of financial assistance due to cancer and other continually worsening health conditions that have taken his singing voice, ended his career, and left him in severe financial hardship.

Go to www.FriendsofJohnCody.com.

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October 19th, 2017

Sennheiser bannerNext Wednesday, Oct. 25, Sennheiser is hosting a full-day product showcase at the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio in downtown Toronto.

Attendeees can see, hear, and test Sennheiser’s newest offering in digital wireless – Digital 6000, the HE 1 ( which Sennheiser calls “the world’s best – and, yes, most expensive – headphones ever”), the latest in VR Audio with the AMBEO VR mic, an 5.1 demo with the Neumann studio monitors plus the latest in Audio-for-Video products and more. This is a chance to get up close and personal with all of these products.

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September 27th, 2017

Smaart V8GerrAudio will be hosting a SMAART v8 Training Session in Moncton, NB on Oct. 3-5, 2017.  GerrAudio representatives along with design and tuning veteran Ian Robertson will offer a feature-packed course and teach attendees how to make the most of their sound system.

The training seminar is a three-day event that will cover the fundamentals of system tuning and alignment using SMAART v8.

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September 20th, 2017

ssl truckYesterday, Sept. 20, we stopped by the Solid State Logic (SSL) Mobile Studio while it was stationed at the Long & McQuade on Bloor St. in downtown Toronto.

The SSL AWS Truck is a custom built mobile demo studio that contains two demo systems. One is based around our AWS 948 hybrid studio production console and a collection of SSL I/O. The second system is based around Nucleus2 with a particular emphasis on its use in Dante based multi-seat teaching labs. The truck’s internal acoustics were designed by Russ Berger so it provides a professional, comfortable listening environment for getting to know SSL’s range of hybrid studio technology.

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August 16th, 2017

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The Music Books Plus app has recently gone through some significant upgrades. The new Music Books Plus Mobile app is available for iOS and Android. It’s free to download, simple to use, and offers the same wide selection and fast service as www.musicbooksplus.com.

App customers can browse, order, and ship anywhere – easily and conveniently, no matter what type of device they shop from!  Search for Music Books Plus Mobile now, in Apple store and Google Play store.

See it now at www.musicbooksplus.com/app

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August 9th, 2017

citt bannerThere is still time to register for the CITT Trade Show, which kicks off tomorrow at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, NB. CITT/ICTS’s Rendez-vous Trade Show features audio, lighting and stage suppliers and manufacturers in the live performance industry with exhibitors from Canada and the USA, the CITT/ICTS Trade Show is the perfect opportunity to see the newest and the best products on the market today.

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August 2nd, 2017

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Our friend Dave Dysart at HHB Canada, Rupert Neve Designs’ Canadian distributor, just shared this awesome shot from the iconic recording technology innovator’s 91st birthday celebration on August 1st. Pictured (L-R) are engineer Geoff Emerick (The Beatles, Elvis Costello), RND’s Tristan Rhodes, Rupert Neve, RND GM Josh Thomas, and engineer/artist Alan Parsons (The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons Project).

Happy birthday, Rupert. Glad you got to spend it in the company of good (and legendary) friends.

Also, check out our review of RND’s Shelford Channel in the August 2017 issue of Professional Sound. Spoiler alert: it’s awesome.

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