Dale News & Events

Dale Hosts ClearOne Training!

ClearOne LogoAs part of its ongoing commitment to providing customers with superior service, Dale Pro Audio recently hosted a ClearOne Technical Specialist training class in the Queens location Event Room. ClearOne's Doug Shields presented their two-day Pro Audio Technical Specialist course to contractors specializing in video conferencing and streaming

ClearOne TrainingThe course opened with an overview of a variety of high-end products such as CONVERGE Pro digital matrix mixers and the Beamforming Micropghone Array, as well as topics including application information, an installation tutorial, optimization tips, and Converge Console software integration.

Attendees also learned about advanced audio routing using popular protocols like Dante or Cobranet, and via USB. The event wrapped up with instruction on system checks, updates, configurations, debugging, and more.

All attendees were able to take an exam at the conclusion, which certified them as a ClearOne Pro Audio Technical Specialist for the company's professional audio conference products and accessories.

For more information on events at Dale, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Dale Congratulates Neutrik on 40 Years of Partnership!

Neutrik LogoDale Pro Audio congratulates our friends at Neutrik, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary, as well as the production of their one billionth connector!. From their early years until now, Neutrik connectors have become the industry standard, finding their way to studios and stages around the globe.

NeutrikDale Pro Audio co-owner Valerie Lager remarks, “Dale Pro Audio was Neutrik’s first New York dealer, and we’ve enjoyed their friendship, support, and high-quality products through the years. We wish Neutrik another 40 successful years!"

At right, Valerie Lager accepts Neutrik's 2014 Silver Award for Outstanding Performance on behalf of Dale Pro Audio. Also pictured are Neutrik USA's Business Development Manager Stacy Kaskon and Regional Manager Mic Cardone.

Neutrik has developed, produced and distributed state-of-the-art connectors for more than 40 years. The product range includes XLR connectors, plugs, jacks, speaker-connectors, data-connectors, Patch-Panels, power-connectors, BNC connectors and special connectors for industrial applications. Neutrik’s strength is the early understanding of market needs, fast response through innovative designs, features and benefits based on customer feed-back, as well as the application of state-of-the-art production technologies. Click HERE to view Dale's vast selection of their products.

For more on Neutrik, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

JBL 7 Series Event at Soundtrack NYC

JBL LogoJBL Professional recently teamed up with Dale Pro Audio and Dolby Laboratories to unveil the new JBL 7 Series in the new Dolby Atmos surround format. The event was held at the prestigious Soundtrack Studios in NYC's Flatiron District.

Soundtrack NY
Hosted by JBL's Peter Chaikin and Dolby's Tom Kodros, the event provided an immersive listening and learning experience for guests from a wide variety of markets. The guests were also able to meet Dale's Broadcast Sales professionals and spend some time with the Studer Vista 1 console, which was also on display.

Jeffrey Friedlander, a senior consultant at SIA Acoustics–an acoustical design and consulting firm based in New York and Hollywood, remarked, “This was a fun and informative event. The JBL 7 series brings a combination of accuracy, definition, power, and off-axis response that I haven't seen in monitors for this application. The low frequency response and power-to-size ratio of the LSR705i was unbelievable. I'm still not sure I believe that bass was coming out of those monitors! And the Atmos system is a clear leap in surround technology. I’m excited to see how the industry will take advantage of this new tool.”

7 SeriesThe first in JBL’s new 7 Series line, the 705i and 708i models (now shipping) answer the call for next generation multi-channel monitoring in post rooms, broadcast facilities and trucks. Leveraging patented technologies developed for the flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor, 7 Series deliver detailed imaging, extended frequency response and remarkable output from compact enclosures. Centrally amplified and tuned, and easily installed, 705i and 708i are the heart of an elegant, scalable system for broadcast and post facilities working in immersive audio formats. Click HERE for more information on these speakers.

For more information on JBL, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Avid Pro Tools 12 - More Choice, Infinite Possibilities

Avid LogoPro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix audio. Create without bounds, take on the most demanding sessions, and maximize efficiency, so you can deliver the best sounding mixes possible. And now Pro Tools 12 sets the stage for Avid Cloud Collaboration and the upcoming Avid Marketplace, offering more flexibility, so you can access the industry standard in more ways than ever.

Pro Tools 12All Pro Tools purchases, upgrades, and subscriptions now come with an Avid upgrade and support plan that ensures you always have the latest features at your fingertips, which will be delivered right from the cloud. This includes all future software updates and upgrades (as long as your plan is active), including the upcoming new cloud collaboration features, as well as 24x7 access to our Customer Care team of experts to get help and advice whenever, wherever, and however you need it!

Click HERE for a complete overview of the all-new benefits of Pro Tools 12, complete information on Avid's new Support Plans, and how to upgrade or crossgrade your existing Pro Tools licenses for as little as $199.

Dale Offers Professional Systems Integration Services

Need expert advice and solutions for the wireless spectrum? Dale can help. We’ve recently expanded our pre/post sales service by retaining the services of RF specialist Ed Wieczorek and system designer/consultant Andrea Cummis.

Andrea CummisAndrea Cummis has spent over 30 years as an engineering, operations, and technology executive and consultant for broadcasting and media companies (MSG-TV, Bloomberg and more). Her experience with systems integrations design and installation will benefit clients in the area of IP and associated technologies for networking within facilities (mega church, broadcast facility, etc).

Ed WieczorekEd Wieczorek is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast engineering veteran, who has also developed several wireless systems for entertainment and broadcast clients. He has served as a wireless engineer for NBC, as well as offered repair, modification and consulting services to many top-name clients (FOX, Food Network, Yahoo and more).

Mike DescoteauEd and Andrea will work alongside our broadcast sales director, Mike Descoteau, to offer hands-on, pre-sales engineering and design, as well as assist on equipment installations for RF or IP networking solutions. For more information on these services please click HERE.

Dale Welcomes New Faces to the Family!

John DiMaggioJohn DiMaggio has joined the Dale Pro Audio team as a product specialist and sales support agent. John’s prior experience at Adam Professional Audio and Samson Technologies Corp. will enable him to offer our clients expert technical assistance, training resources, and practical replies to FAQs. He can be reached at john@daleproaudio.com.

Michael YorkyMichael Yorky is our newest pro accounts manager, available to assist clients with HOW (House of Worship), Live Sound and Broadcast needs. With more than 30 years of experience in network television, Live Sound and retail/design sales, Michael is a true pro who can offer solid advice and solutions. He is fluent in Spanish and French. He can be reached at myorky@daleproaudio.com.

Studer's Vista 1 Console on Display - Book Your Demo Today!

Studer Logo At below right, Dale's e-Commerce Director Tim Brown and company co-owner Valerie Lager with the Vista 1 Console in the live demo room in the Queens location.

The Vista 1 console is set up and ready for demo, so contact us today to schedule a private demonostration.
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The Studer Vista 1 digital console is highly suited to both fixed and portable systems, while its compact size makes it a natural choice for OB (outside broadcasting) and ENG (electronic news gathering) vans.

It is equiped with Studer's exclusive Vistonics user interface and Vista control surface, plus features such as true broadcast monitoring, talkback, red light control, GPIO, N-x (Mix Minus) busses, snapshot automation and DAW control. With an integral DSP engine of 96 channels, the Vista 1 can handle mono, stereo and 5.1 inputs with ease, and is provided with 32 mic/line inputs, 16 line outputs and eight stereo AES inputs and outputs on rear panel connections.

Vista 1-32Dale's sales team recently participated in an in-depth, hands-on training by Studer and are ready to answer all of your questions related to Vista 1.

Pictured at left, Rob Lewis, Studer Director of Sales, along with Dale sales professionals Joe Prout, David Prentice, Tim Finnegan, Mike Bogen, and Mike Descoteau..

For more information and pricing on Vista 1, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Make Your Own Cable - Learn How In Our New Video!

Make Your Own CableDale carries a broad selection of preassembled cables, but we also carry all of the tools and materials you need to make your own cable. Long cable runs, access to tight spaces, customized connectors - and terrific savings, are all reasons why making your own cable is a great option.

If you've never used a solder gun or wired connectors, it's actually easier than you think. Let us show you how in this short and easy to follow video! Check it out HERE.

Dale Pro Audio Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket ChallengeThe ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken social media by storm and has raised nearly $90 million to combat 
Lou Gehrig's Disease
. After being nominated by Ali Buchalter of Metric Halo, Dale Pro Audio went ahead and completed the challenge Friday August 22nd, and also made a donation to the ALS Association.

After completing the challenge, Dale nominated the Peter E Schmitt Company, Sennheiser USA, as well as Dale's new neighbors Tony's Jamaican Market, and Marlene Deli to either complete the challenge or make a donation to the ALS charity of their choice.

For more info on the Ice Bucket Challenge and to watch Dale's video, click HERE.


API's THE BOX Console - New Lower Price!

API LogoBuilding on API's rich heritage of extremely high-quality recording consoles, THE BOX has taken the recording studio world by storm. And now API gives you another reason to take a closer look at this full featured console, by offering it at a new lower price of $14,995!.

API THE BOXTHE BOX (shown at right in our Flatiron District NYC location) is a small-format recording/mixing console designed for professional project studios and production facilities of all kinds. Optimized for the digital era, THE BOX handles all the functions needed for production not provided by most DAWs, including mic preamps, input signal processing, high-quality mix bus, cue sends with talkback, monitor control, and more. Most importantly, THE BOX provides the legendary "all discrete" API sound in an efficient, more affordable package.

For more on API, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

An End of an Era - the Retirement of the Fostex 6301BE

Fostex LogoFor decades the 6301BE monitor ($178) has been a mainstay in remote trucks, edit suites, and other production environments where space is an issue. Fostex recently announced that the 6301BE has been discontinued, but Dale is well stocked on this industry standard even though supplies are limited.

6301BEA built-in 10 watt amplifier, perfectly matched to a 10cm full range driver delivers a big sound, full of clarity from this small, versatile monitor. Best used in pairs, they accept any line level input, so they are ideal for use with instruments in project studios, on stage, in remote recording vehicles, video productions & multimedia presentations.

Manufactured from cast aluminium, these great little monitors have earned a high reputation among production, broadcast & presentation professionals for being rugged & road worthy.

Supplies are "in-stock" only, so when this classic model is gone, it's gone for good.
Dale also has a limited quantity of custom Rack Enclosures on sale while supplies last.

For more information on Fostex, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

DiGiGrid Comes To Dale with 3 Comprehensive Videos

Digigrid LogoWaves, the world’s leading developer of audio plugins, and DiGiCo, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional mixing consoles, have joined forces to create DiGiGrid: advanced audio interfaces that give you the freedom to connect multiple DAWs and hardware devices, using award-winning preamps and giving your system more power to run hundreds of plugins in real time.

Digigrid Comes To Dale

Luke Smith of Digigrid/Waves recently visited our new Jamaica, New York location and took the time to produce a series of three comprehensive videos showing how the Digigrid system can benefit your facility. These short videos are packed with great information about how Digigrid can dramatically improve workflow, flexibility, and overall quality of your productions.

For more on Digigrid, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Dale Featured in 2014 Small Business Week Expo

Amazon and ChaseAmazon and Ink from Chase are celebrating 2014 Small Business Week by profiling select sellers, and Dale Pro Audio is proud to be one of them! Dale first began selling online via Amazon in 2010. The move was part of Dale's long journey from humble beginnings in 1956 as a TV and Radio parts business in Lower Manhattan to becoming a leading national Pro Audio dealer.

Valerie LagerStanley Lager founded the Dale in 1956 with $10.000 and a handful of inventory, and his children Michael and Valerie (pictured at right), have carried on his legacy. The company recently expanded its sales and warehouse space with a new location in Jamaica, Queens, while retaining the company's Manhattan roots with a store location in the heart of the Flatiron district (a short distance from Stanley's first shop). Dale's staff is among the best in the industry, with a wealth of experience in sales, support, and real-world usage.

According to Valerie, “Amazon has helped Dale reach customers from all over the country, and has increased our exposure to customers that would never have known about us."

Stanley Lager, Dale's Founder Passes | 1922 - 2014

Dale Pro Audio
With great sadness we announce the passing of Stanley Lager, the founder of Dale Pro Audio. Stanley Lager founded Dale Electronics Corporation in 1956, and grew the business over the following decades into the great Pro Audio dealership it is today, Dale Pro Audio.

An industry icon, Stanley was a friend to countless customers, manufacturers, and factory representatives alike. He taught us all so much, and he will be greatly missed.

The Lager family
appreciates everyone's sympathy at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Meir Panim http://www.meirpanim.org/

The Lager family
also welcomes expressions of condolences and remembrances of Stanley to be posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/daleproaudio/posts/10151988962991884

Stanley Lager NAMM Oral History interview June 13th, 2007


Exclusive Interview with Herbert Haun of MBHO Microphones

MBHO LogoDale Pro Audio is proud to be the USA's exclusive retailer and distributor for MBHO microphones. Dale Pro Audio Sales Professional Dan Ross recently interviewed MBHO founder Herbert Haun about his impressive career background, as well as the fascinating history and mission of the company. Read all about it here.

2013 marks the 20-year anniversary of MBHO, "Mikrofonbau Haun Obrigheim". Herbert Haun and Manfred Schneider founded the company in 1992 in Herbert's home in Obrigheim, Germany. MBHO features a unique staffing strategy, as it employs mainly 50+ year veterans of the German microphone industry that Herbert Haun met and worked alongside since his start in the industry in 1958 at Beyerdynamic.

MBHO Founder Herbert HaunDespite its comparably small size of 14 employees, MBHO not only manufacturers an extensive line of hand crafted microphones but also produces almost 90% of all microphone parts in-house. From the injection molded microphone clips to the gold sputtering of large diaphragm capsules, almost all parts are made and developed in house, resulting in the only microphones in the world that carry a "lifelong warranty".

For more information on MBHO, please contact us at info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

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