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Hollywood – September 2008… Equator Audio Research, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of highly accurate studio reference monitors for mission critical recording applications, is pleased to announce a forthcoming clinic. ‘Searching for Mixing Clarity in Any Environment’ will focus on the acoustic challenges that audio engineers face in even the most carefully designed control rooms. The session—scheduled for Wednesday September 24th—will feature Grammy® award winning engineer/producer Francis Buckley and Equator Audio Research President and Founder Ted Keffalo.

The Equator Audio clinic will take place at the Sam Ash Hollywood location (7360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles; Tel: 323-850-1050) on September 24th at 7:00 pm. The clinic will be an excellent opportunity for recording engineers of all levels to hear, first hand, the new and highly acclaimed Equator Audio Q12 studio reference monitors and to get a close look at both Equator Audio’s Equator Control Software, which is included with every Q Series monitor purchase, as well as the Q Series Room Analysis Calibration Kit.

Searching for Mixing Clarity in Any Environment will address the multitude of acoustic challenges that all audio engineers face in the control room. As any seasoned audio engineer knows all too well, having great studio monitors is only one element when it comes to mixing and having one’s work translate well to a variety of playback mediums. Numerous additional issues factor into the equation, including secondary reflections created by sound waves bouncing off mixing consoles, computer screens, and other reflective surfaces that, when combined with the original direct sound energy, results in comb-filtering due to phase cancellation. Searching for Mixing Clarity in Any Environment will take a close look at the numerous issues that can compromise one’s ability to achieve an accurate mix.

Recording Engineer Francis Buckley, whose credits include work with Quincy Jones, Alanis Morrisette, Aerosmith, and the immensely popular Fox television show American Idol, will, as part of the clinic, introduce attendees to his new and highly informative DVD ‘Designing Your Home Studio.’ As part of his presentation, Buckley, who is fond to point out that, “Even in a beautiful room there are sonic issues,� will discuss new technology and studio conditioning.

Ted Keffalo, who has a storied history with leading audio companies Alesis and Event Electronics, will demonstrate the new Equator monitors and their sonic analysis and compensation capabilities. The Q Series monitors, which can be found in everyday use by Francis Buckley, at Daddy’s House Recording Studio (Sean ‘Diddy Combs), the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and with numerous other high profile audio professionals, are rapidly finding homes with many of pro audio’s most highly accomplished mix engineers.

Ted Keffalo, President of Equator Audio Research, commented on the forthcoming Sam Ash clinics. “Even in the most carefully designed control room,� says Keffalo, “acoustic anomalies exist. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the good fortune of working in the world’s best designed rooms—but there are numerous, proven, concrete steps that we can take to help ensure the most accurate listening environment. These clinics will take a close look at the challenges and present some of the options that are available to address these issues. In the process, attendees will get a close look at Equator Audio’s product offerings and have a Q&A session to help answer many of their questions. There’s a tremendous need for information on this topic and both Francis and myself look forward to meeting with those who attend.�

About Equator Audio Research
Equator Audio Research is committed to delivering studio reference monitor solutions that overcome the myriad of challenges faced in today’s audio production. Whether the challenge is on the production line or in the studio control room, Equator is dedicated to identifying and addressing it. Our products are used daily in mission-critical applications at many of the world’s finest recording studios. For additional information on all Equator Audio products, visit the company online at