Independent Audio

Independent Audio Exclusive US distributor of 12 European, cutting-edge professional audio product lines. Located in Portland, ME. Exclusive distributor of high end audio and video equipment for the film, music and broadcast industries.

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Independent Audio is proud to announce the unveiling of our "You Are Not Alone" Mural painted on the back of our buildin...
09/01/2021

Independent Audio is proud to announce the unveiling of our "You Are Not Alone" Mural painted on the back of our building at 82 Gilman Street to coincide with the Portland First Friday Art Walk on September 3, 2021.

The Mural was painted to conceal the graffiti sprayed on our building on March 30 of this year. Our hope is that this beautiful mural will send an important message.

The "You Are Not Alone" Mural Project is an on-going global art initiative to spread mental health awareness, and offer a message of support to those who are struggling. This is achieved through the creation and sharing of artwork, and accompanying personal personal statements.

https://www.youarenotalonemurals.com

The Mural has been painted by local artist, Kerrin Parkinson, who will be present to talk about this exciting addition to Portland Public Art.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, September 3, between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to view this wonderful and heartfelt gift of Art displayed at 82 Gilman Street.

Independent Audio is proud to announce the unveiling of our "You Are Not Alone" Mural painted on the back of our building at 82 Gilman Street to coincide with the Portland First Friday Art Walk on September 3, 2021.

The Mural was painted to conceal the graffiti sprayed on our building on March 30 of this year. Our hope is that this beautiful mural will send an important message.

The "You Are Not Alone" Mural Project is an on-going global art initiative to spread mental health awareness, and offer a message of support to those who are struggling. This is achieved through the creation and sharing of artwork, and accompanying personal personal statements.

https://www.youarenotalonemurals.com

The Mural has been painted by local artist, Kerrin Parkinson, who will be present to talk about this exciting addition to Portland Public Art.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, September 3, between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to view this wonderful and heartfelt gift of Art displayed at 82 Gilman Street.

The Sonifex Export Distributor Award was given in person to Fraser Jones of Independent Audio. Independent Audio is base...
08/18/2021

The Sonifex Export Distributor Award was given in person to Fraser Jones of Independent Audio. Independent Audio is based in Portland, Maine USA, and has been the exclusive US Sonifex distributor since 1996. #proaudio #sonifex #independentaudio #musicindustry #proaudiogear #broadcastaudio

https://www.independentaudio.com/news/independent-audio-receives-award-from-sonifex/

The Sonifex Export Distributor Award was given in person to Fraser Jones of Independent Audio. Independent Audio is based in Portland, Maine USA, and has been the exclusive US Sonifex distributor since 1996. #proaudio #sonifex #independentaudio #musicindustry #proaudiogear #broadcastaudio

https://www.independentaudio.com/news/independent-audio-receives-award-from-sonifex/

08/17/2021

Case study: The BBC Virtual Audience and CEDAR

Matthew Page and Mark MacDonald of UK Operations For BBC News explain how they use CEDAR to help create the BBC Virtual Audience for shows such as The News Quiz, Mock The Week, Children in Need and the BAFTAs.

We were delighted to hear about their work, especially when Mark MacDonald concluded, "After the first couple of audience events I wrote some sound notes and, at the end of it, it says, 'bow down and worship the CEDAR'. It's fantastic. It's really, really amazing."

Read the whole story here:

https://www.cedaraudio.com/news/bbc17aug21.shtml

#bbc #virtualaudience #elstree #cedaraudio #cedar #dns #mixing #noise #dns8d #dns2 #sound #audio

08/12/2021

Sonifex Export Distributor of the Year Award 2020-21 Goes to Independent Audio

The Sonifex Distributor of the Year Awards are usually handed out during the IBC show in September. However, due to COVID-19 and the postponing of the show, the 2020-2021 Export Distributor award was given in person to Fraser Jones of Independent Audio when he recently visited the Sonifex factory. Independent Audio is based in Portland, Maine USA and has been the Sonifex distributor since 1996.

Managing Director of Sonifex, Marcus Brooke commented: “This has been an extremely difficult year for the entire industry but Independent Audio have surpassed all our expectations to have a record sales year, it’s astonishing. We really appreciate their commitment to the brand and all their hard work.”

Fraser Jones said: “Some new Sonifex products, especially the new AVN-DIO10 SDI to Dante converter, have sent our sales rocketing this year, despite the pandemic. It’s a pleasure to receive the award for the first time, and to have such a long and enduring relationship with Sonifex.”

The Sonifex AVN-DIO19 Dante to AES3 16 Channel I/O Converter is capable of converting up to eight digital stereo AES3 in...
07/26/2021

The Sonifex AVN-DIO19 Dante to AES3 16 Channel I/O Converter is capable of converting up to eight digital stereo AES3 inputs and eight digital stereo AES3 outputs to and from the Dante Audio-over-IP networking standard.

https://www.independentaudio.com/dante-hardware/sonifex-avn-dio19-dante-to-aes3-converter/

#sonifex #dante #aes3 #converter #audiointerface

The Sonifex AVN-DIO19 Dante to AES3 16 Channel I/O Converter is capable of converting up to eight digital stereo AES3 inputs and eight digital stereo AES3 outputs to and from the Dante Audio-over-IP networking standard.

https://www.independentaudio.com/dante-hardware/sonifex-avn-dio19-dante-to-aes3-converter/

#sonifex #dante #aes3 #converter #audiointerface

07/23/2021

Continuing a proud history of inventing technologies such as spectral editing, introducing machine learning into pro-audio and defining modern dialogue noise suppression, CEDAR Audio is again proud to announce another world first – this time designed to change the way in which it’s possible to record in noisy environments.

Available initially as a module in its latest CEDAR Trinity 5 long-term recording, monitoring and enhancement system, Isolate™ makes it possible to isolate individual sound sources in noisy environments. However, unlike previous technologies that require large arrays of matched microphones to try to focus on individual speakers, CEDAR’s microphone array is smaller than a beer mat, and even smaller devices from other manufacturers can also be used. Furthermore, Isolate can identify and output multiple speakers simultaneously, allowing users to hear and record whole conversations taking place in noisy environments.

CEDAR Audio’s Managing Director, Gordon Reid, explains, “The human auditory system has a remarkable ability to focus its attention on one or more sound sources in a noisy environment, which is why it’s possible for us to have a conversation in a space such as a club or a restaurant. Unfortunately, some of the information that enables the brain to perform this task is lost when audio is picked up and recorded using microphones, so recording in noisy environments is often unsuccessful.”

“We began to look into this problem in 2008 and, when the first results of our source separation project were heard in 2013, it was clear that we were developing something with enormous potential in many fields. We even created a sister company, AudioTelligence (based nearby on Cambridge University’s West Cambridge site) to further develop the technology and to address commercial fields outside of our traditional areas of operation while, at CEDAR, we continued to develop it for the pro-audio and security markets.”

“The next job was to marry the underlying source separation with our new ‘direction of arrival’ system, which makes it possible for users to choose which sounds they wish to isolate. Not only that but, unlike existing beamforming systems, we can identify and isolate multiple speakers simultaneously, outputting a clean signal containing all of the people in a conversation. If you don’t know about beamforming, this is a technology for steering a virtual microphone in a known direction. Isolate is completely different – it decomposes an unknown soundfield into distinct sources of interest without the user having any prior knowledge of the locations of the speakers or, for that matter, other sounds of interest. Each has its uses, but Isolate overcomes the practical limitations of beamformers and significantly outperforms what they can achieve over small and medium distances.”

“It’s also totally different from noise reduction, where you’re trying to remove the noise from a signal that already contains it. With Isolate, you’re pointing the recorder at the wanted sources, stopping the majority of the environmental noise and other unwanted sounds from reaching the recording in the first place. It’s possible that, in years to come, people will be amazed that recording audio in noisy environments wasn’t always done this way!”

https://www.cedaraudio.com/news/announcingisolate22jul21.shtml

#cedaraudio #audio #noise #isolate #sourceseparation #cedar

Merging Technologies | Use Case | Doug Mitchell - San Francisco Opera - USA
06/23/2021
Merging Technologies | Use Case | Doug Mitchell - San Francisco Opera - USA

Merging Technologies | Use Case | Doug Mitchell - San Francisco Opera - USA

Ever been to a drive-in opera? Probably not as this is a rather unusual proposition but one that has just completed a run of evening performances that started on April 23 and finished on May 15 2021. Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” used a custom-built stage more often deployed for the “Coa...

06/16/2021
Ever wonder how to hook your Pyramix up to a Dolby Renderer?  Maurice will walk you step by step to get everything set u...
06/02/2021
Dolby Atmos© - Pyramix 25 step by step

Ever wonder how to hook your Pyramix up to a Dolby Renderer? Maurice will walk you step by step to get everything set up.
#atmos #pyramix #mergingtech #merginganubis #DolbyAtmos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6l4-qsVua4

What do I need to mix or master my content in a Dolby Atmos© format? This webinar takes it step by step, explains hot wo connect all the devices and the sign...

Sonifex are pleased to announce the release of the new AVN-DIO20, a MADI and AES3 to Dante bridging device allowing MADI...
05/28/2021

Sonifex are pleased to announce the release of the new AVN-DIO20, a MADI and AES3 to Dante bridging device allowing MADI to connect bidirectionally with AoIP, together with 8 stereo channels of AES3. This elegant PoE audio interface provides a simple method of connecting legacy MADI interfaces on SFP and BNC MADI connections, to the Dante AoIP audio network.

https://www.independentaudio.com/dante-hardware/sonifex-avn-dio20-dante-to-madi-aes3-audio-interface/

Sonifex are pleased to announce the release of the new AVN-DIO20, a MADI and AES3 to Dante bridging device allowing MADI to connect bidirectionally with AoIP, together with 8 stereo channels of AES3. This elegant PoE audio interface provides a simple method of connecting legacy MADI interfaces on SFP and BNC MADI connections, to the Dante AoIP audio network.

https://www.independentaudio.com/dante-hardware/sonifex-avn-dio20-dante-to-madi-aes3-audio-interface/

Anubis Music Mission is now released!  The power is at your finger tips!#mergingtechnologies #Anubis #musicmission #hapi...
05/27/2021
Anubis Music Mission Webinar

Anubis Music Mission is now released! The power is at your finger tips!
#mergingtechnologies #Anubis #musicmission #hapi #horus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbcAvTS-wDM

Anubis Music Mission is now available to download on our website as a firmware Learn the first steps of this great feature set handling 48 strips, 24 outputs...

Merging Technologies | News Story | MERGING+ANUBIS Music Mission Released
05/21/2021
Merging Technologies | News Story | MERGING+ANUBIS Music Mission Released

Merging Technologies | News Story | MERGING+ANUBIS Music Mission Released

The Music Mission has landed after an intensive period of beta testing with an international roster of leading musicians, engineers and producers. The original claim of being able to optimize the feature set by loading different software has been fully realized. The Music Mission can be downloaded b...

MERGING+ANUBIS
05/20/2021
MERGING+ANUBIS

MERGING+ANUBIS

Exceptional audio precision and control from initial recording to live performances and mastering your album

Anubis Music Mission Webinar
05/19/2021
Anubis Music Mission Webinar

Anubis Music Mission Webinar

Anubis Music Mission is now available to download on our website as a firmware Learn the first steps of this great feature set handling 48 strips, 24 outputs...

MERGING+ANUBIS Music Mission Teaser
05/14/2021
MERGING+ANUBIS Music Mission Teaser

MERGING+ANUBIS Music Mission Teaser

Music Mission: Countdown to Engine Start - May 20#mergingtechnologies #merginganubis #musicmission #whereismyanubis #audiointerface #audionetwork #audioquali...

MERGING+HAPI MkII
03/24/2021
MERGING+HAPI MkII

MERGING+HAPI MkII

HAPI MkII utilizes the ZMAN technology introduced with Anubis and this powerful processor allows some very meaningful performance upgrades.Merging’s range of...

Murray Walker, one of the BBC’s highest-octane voices in Formula One racing for over 50 years, recently passed away at t...
03/19/2021

Murray Walker, one of the BBC’s highest-octane voices in Formula One racing for over 50 years, recently passed away at the age of 98. As you can see in the photo, he never left home without his trusty Coles 4104B microphone.

Murray Walker, one of the BBC’s highest-octane voices in Formula One racing for over 50 years, recently passed away at the age of 98. As you can see in the photo, he never left home without his trusty Coles 4104B microphone.

Merging Technologies | Hapi MkII Mic Pre & AD/DA Converter with RAVENNA & AES67
03/04/2021
Merging Technologies | Hapi MkII Mic Pre & AD/DA Converter with RAVENNA & AES67

Merging Technologies | Hapi MkII Mic Pre & AD/DA Converter with RAVENNA & AES67

Hapi MkII is a small format RAVENNA and AES67 compatible Network Mic Preamp and ADDA converter with operating sample rates from 44.1 to 384kHz DXD/DSD256. Supporting the same I/O options as its big brother, Horus; Hapi is perfect for smaller budgets where compromise on sound is not an option.

03/04/2021

CEDAR Audio approves Dante Virtual Soundcard for CEDAR Cambridge.

After extensive testing, CEDAR Audio is delighted to announce its approval of the Dante Virtual Soundcard for CEDAR Cambridge, providing a seamless and cost-effective way to connect its flagship system to Dante networks.

Tony Webster, Senior Engineer for CEDAR Cambridge explained, "Audio over IP is the modern way to connect audio systems and Dante Virtual Soundcard offers three immediate benefits to our users: it's quick, it's simple, and it's very affordable. It provides a robust way for connected systems to communicate over longer distances using much more convenient and more reliable network cabling - cabling that probably already exists throughout the user's premises - and it's especially beneficial for customers with larger, distributed audio networks. They will now be able to patch other Dante equipped systems to CEDAR Cambridge's Ethernet port with no special cables or converters needed, and no more moving of equipment or servers around the facility."

Dante Virtual Soundcard is available direct from Audinate, the manufacturer of Dante.

https://www.audinate.com/products/software/dante-virtual-soundcard

https://www.cedaraudio.com/products/cambridge/cambridge.shtml

#cedaraudio #cedarsystem #cambridge #declick #decrackle #dehiss #debuzz #phasecorrector #eq #noisereduction #audio #audiopost #audiogear #mastering #sound #forensics #archive #library #dante #audinate

Photos from Merging Technologies's post
02/26/2021

Photos from Merging Technologies's post

Merging Technologies | Tribute | Chick Corea
02/25/2021
Merging Technologies | Tribute | Chick Corea

Merging Technologies | Tribute | Chick Corea

It is with great sadness that I heard of Chick Corea’s passing away earlier this month. I have been and still am an absolute fan as I consider him in the top ten of my all-times preferred musicians, simply put, he is a monument! While Chick is no longer with us, his music will remain forever, and ...

12/15/2020
CEDAR Audio Ltd

CEDAR Audio Ltd

Big Sur compatibility, the latest Retouch, and more...

Merging Technologies goes MAD
12/14/2020
Merging Technologies goes MAD

Merging Technologies goes MAD

Merging Technologies has developed an entirely new Merging Audio Device (MAD) for windows computers and the existing ASIO driver supplied with its interfaces...

Merging Technologies
11/27/2020

Merging Technologies

We are running an exceptional Black Friday promotion to commemorate Merging’s 30th Anniversary this Friday, November 27, 2020.

For 30 hours during Black Friday (All time zones honoured) we are offering a 30% discount on new purchases of all Merging products (except Anubis, AKD8D, AKD8DP, ADA8S, ADA8P, Software upgrades, ASMs, Third Party software and IT).
Contact your Merging Sales partner to participate in this offer.

We’ve got all the gear, but we’re now out of beer. Want to demo some gear? It’s all right here, or speak to your local d...
11/17/2020

We’ve got all the gear, but we’re now out of beer. Want to demo some gear? It’s all right here, or speak to your local dealer!

https://www.independentaudio.com

#independentaudio #proaudio #makemusic #studiolife #portlandme #sonifex #cedaraudio #audiogear #thermionicculture #soundsgoodisgood

10/13/2020
Merging Technologies

Merging Technologies

Darcy Proper and Ronald Prent from Valhalla Studios in Upstate New York are wishing Merging Technologies a happy birthday. We are very grateful for their kind words and wishes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkX6hWGXdUQ

#pyramix25thanniversary #mergingtechnologies

Address

82 Gilman St.
Portland, ME
04102

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm

Telephone

(207) 773-2424

Products

Audessence, Audio Developments, CEDAR Audio, Coles Microphones, DACS, E.A.R., Merging Technologies, MicMate, Pearl Microphone Lab, Signex, Sonifex, OKM and Thermionic Culture.

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