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Sound Advice: “Keys To Getting A Good Vocal Sound” by Rich Chycki

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Rich ChyckiRich Chycki has produced, mixed, and engineered some of the greatest vocalists in the world, including Geddy Lee, Steven Tyler, and Mick Jagger. With that in mind, PS asked Chycki about his fundamentals for getting a great vocal sound. Here’s what he said…

Microphone Selection

Picking microphones for your artist is something you’ll have to do strictly from experience. What I have found is helpful is to line up and audition some different styles of microphones.


AES Toronto September Meeting

Friday, September 12th, 2014

aeslogo6_smallThe Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society will be kicking off its new season of meetings/presentations on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Ryerson University.



“Ferrofluids for Loudspeakers”

By Barry Moskowitz, Ferrotec

Time & Location

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

7:00 PM

Ryerson University

RCC 361, Rogers Communications Building

80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON

Pre-Meeting “Dutch Treat” dinner 5:00 pm at the Pickle Barrel (corner of Edward and Yonge, just north of Dundas, in the Atrium)


AES Issues Warning about Deceptive Hotel Booking Agents for LA Convention

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has issued the following notice regarding accommodations for its upcoming conference in Los Angeles, CA, which takes place Oct. 9-12, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The AES writes:

“It has come to our attention that some housing agencies representing themselves as AES’s hotel booking agent have been contacting attendees and exhibitors to make hotel reservations on their behalf. CMR (Convention Management Resources) is the Official Housing Provider for the 137th AES Convention. No other housing company or travel agency is authorized to make hotel reservations on behalf of the AES or its sponsors. These companies have not entered into agreements with Los Angeles Hotels and are not able to guarantee rates and accommodations during the conference dates.”


Enter Erikson Audio’s Home Recording Sweepstakes

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

5409e69e15910-ERIKSONENTRYPGErikson Audio has launched its new Home Recording Sweepstakes contest with a prize pack worth over $1,000.

The prize pack includes:

  • – AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • – ATH-M50X Professional Monitor Headphones
  • – 2 x RP5-G3 Studio Monitors
  • – AudioBox-USB Recording System
  • – LaunchKey49 MIDI Keyboard Controller

For more information and/or to enter, go Erikson Audio’s Facebook page HERE.

Attend the Free “Self Promotion 101″ Seminar at IMSTA FESTA with PS Publisher Jim Norris

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

TO_hoverAt the upcoming IMSTA FESTA show on Sept. 6 in Toronto, Canadian Musician Publisher Jim Norris will be giving a free seminar that will show you how to promote your band, your business, or your career. Learn insider, no B.S. tips that you can put into practice the next day.

At Self Promotion 101, you will learn:

– How to develop a product, service or act that everybody wants
– How to price yourself and be competitive
– Where to locate your business, your band or yourself and how to discover new markets
– How to use all the best tools available to get the word out
– How to prevail and outlast all your competition

Saturday, September 6, 4:00 PM at IMSTA FESTA, Ryerson School of Media, Toronto

Details at: http://www.imsta.org/imsta_festa_2014_TO.php

Register for IMSTA FESTA at: http://imsta.org/imsta_festa_2014_TO.php

Biamp Releases White Paper “Huddle Spaces: Bridging the Gap Between Desktops and Large Conference Rooms”

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

biamp paperBiamp Systems announced the launch of its new white paper, “Huddle Spaces: Bridging the Gap Between Desktops and Large Conference Rooms.” Written by Frost & Sullivan in collaboration with Biamp and now available for download, the paper explores how organizations can expand the desktop into a conferencing space by pairing high-quality audio and video with traditional desktop services to enable state-of-the-art collaboration in huddle rooms — spaces for up to five people, connecting with their remote colleagues and working together on various projects.


Chance to Win Digital Production Studio from Metalworks

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

MetalworksMetalworks Institute and Erikson Audio have teamed up to offer folks a chance to win a complete Digital Music Production Studio.

The prize package is valued at $1,750 and includes:

• Korg MicroKorg Limited Edition
• Ableton Live 9 Intro
• Novation Launchpad S
• Audio Technica AT2020
• 1 Pair KRK New Generation 3 RP5 Monitors
• 1 Scarlett 2i2 | Focusrite Interface

The final day for submissions is August 31, 2014. For more information and/or to enter, go to Metalworks’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MetalworksInstitute.

Q&A with InfoComm President Johanne Bélanger

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Johanne interviewAndrew King, the Editor of Professional Lighting & Production sat down with Johanne Bélanger, the president of both InfoComm International and Freeman Audio Visual Canada, during the 2014 edition of the InfoComm Show.

Find out about current and upcoming initiatives from InfoComm, some trends the organization is identifying in the global AV industry, and a lot more. Click the link below to view the video or copy/paste the URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMgbsssDQuQ

Q & A with Johanne Bélanger, Pres. of InfoComm International & Freeman Audio Visual Canada

Subscribe to the Professional Sound eNewsletter

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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• Industry News
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• Industry trends
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Join ‘Professional Sound’ at the InfoComm International Reception

Friday, June 13th, 2014

giada-infocomm-las-vegasIn cooperation with InfoComm, Professional Sound magazine invites all Canadian InfoComm visitors to attend the InfoComm International Reception. The reception takes place 5:30  to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 18 at LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton), in Pavilion One.

This is a unique chance to network, relax and socialize with Canadian AV professionals, production companies, consultants, educators, manufacturers, distributors, and reps.

Visitors will have a chance to meet Johanne Belanger, the new president of InfoComm and president of Freeman Audio Visual Canada.

We are looking forward to seeing you on the 18th.


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