This Day In EAR History July 1995

This day in EAR history… July 10th 1995

16 Years ago this month, we developed this advertisement (below) to convey a very simple message. “We can never be sure what new audio/video technology is right around the corner, but if it is useful and affordable, EAR will lead the way in enabling the technology and offering it immediately to our customers”.

As you can see, the “Symulator” concept ad was about a future hand-held device that could control audio and video transports and also be a tool for editing and displaying sound and picture. Sound familiar?

No, we didn’t invent the IPad but we did create quite a stir with some overseas companies who didn’t quite understand the “what-if?” nature of the ad and began calling us to find out how we developed this amazing device!

It was a bit of a challenge trying to explain to them that this “product” was only an example of some future idea and not something that was currently available! We were busy taking calls for weeks!

Today you can buy a number of products that bring amazing functionality to your palm. Most recently the iPad. Checkout out our coming events for personal factory visits or a personal demonstration.

Affordable Custom Virtual Sets

Newtek Offers Custom Virtual Set Editor Version 1.5

EAR and Newtek are excited to announce an update to TriCaster™ Virtual Set Editor (VSE). This update involves additional PSD (Photoshop® document) support, allowing for better integration of your PSD art files into TriCaster virtual sets.

If you plan on purchasing or already own a Tricaster 300, 850 or Extreme – the “VSE” allows the customization of ready made sets with your logo, images, stock footage and more – in minutes! Visit EAR’s new premier demonstration room for a personal test drive and see how the world of Tricaster can create real business revenue and improve your production quality.

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PSD support now includes the following benefits:

  • The ability to use 32 or 16-bit PSD files to get real warped mapping layers gives customers more options
  • Support for PSD Layer Groups provides seamless conversion to VSE Layer Groups, for better organization
  • The ability to name individual PSD Input Layers allows for easier file management
  • The ability to rename angles provides added convenience

For more information contact an EAR product specialist today at 800-473-6914 or request a demo (button above).

ASU Chooses EAR for Katzin Hall

Arizona State University Chooses EAR for Katzin Hall Upgrade

When Arizona State University decided to upgrade the audio recording system in prestigious Katzin Concert Hall to  meet latest standards for digital recording, they turned to EAR Professional Audio/Video.  It was necessary for the installation to occur on a tight schedule,since Katzin is one of the most used performance halls in the complex.

This 350-seat theater opens into a beautiful fountain courtyard and houses a nine-foot a Hamburg Steinway, an American Steinway, and a Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano. Primarily used for solo and chamber music recitals, the hall provides a warm acoustical atmosphere with a maple-paneled stage, multi-faceted walls, and an acoustically engineered billowed ceiling. This environment required a high performance, unobtrusive, yet flexible state of the art microphone solution. ASU turned to John Gibson at EAR to design the new system realizing they needed professional results and flexibility for future plans.

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Schoeps CMXY Compact Stereo Microphone

EAR installed a Schoeps CM X/Y series stereo microphone in addition to a pair of Schoeps CCM compact sub-cardioid microphones to achieve the results.  These microphones are compact in size, and provide highly precise sound reproduction with very balanced off axis response characteristics that will help recreate the live performance experience of Katzin hall on recordings.

Plans are in the works to upgrade the hall’s acoustics and possibly add automated broadcast quality HD camera systems . The ASU Music building complex has ongoing demands for video and audio  recordings in all four performance venues.  Media management is a strong part of their future and EAR looks forward to the opportunity to help provide an integrated solution that further compliments this first phase of production quality enhancement at ASU.

EAR is proud to help Arizona State and many other national and local professional audio and video venues with new systems and upgrades to existing facilities.

EAR welcomes Neve/AMS

EAR represents NEVE AMS products

EAR is proud to provide Neve/AMS products

For more than 40 years AMS Neve has represented the pinnacle of professional audio design and engineering. EAR is proud to provide their products as a compliment to our selection of audio products for recording and post production.

With more than a hundred world class analogue and digital designers, software specialists and audio purists Neve/AMS is dedicated to the advancement and evolution of professional audio products and workflows.

Neve legendary modules

Based in northern England, AMS Neve has built a leading presence in the ultra high-end feature film scoring and mixing environments, the post-production and broadcast industries as well as in professional and project music studios worldwide.

Contact an EAR audio products specialist today for complete details and special professional pricing. 800-473-6914 or on line.

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