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Top London Nightclub Fabric Upgrades To BSS Audio Soundwebâ„¢ London

Succeeding in a fixed installation that provides a major upgrade to the quality of its networked audio, London nightclub Fabric has chosen to upgrade its three legendary dance rooms with BSS Audio Soundweb London devices. The system was sold through Harman’s UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd.

“The original Soundweb devices gave us great service but we realized that the available technology had become far more advanced. Processing speed is a lot faster, and the new devices have a much greater capacity,� stated Sanjeev Bhardwaj, head of technology for Fabric.

The new system consists of a BLU-160 and pair of BLU-120 devices in the two main rooms along with a pair of BLU-BOB output boxes, and a BLU-160 and single BLU-120 in the third room. All three rooms are fitted with password-protected BLU-10 programmable touch screen remotes for local control.

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SENNHEISER BACKS LIMP BIZKIT REUNION TOUR

limp_bizkit.JPGJACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA- AUGUST 2009: Nu-metal pioneers Limp Bizkit are back on the road, having kicked off their Unicorns N’ Rainbows world tour in Latvia in May before rolling through twenty countries to complete the first European leg in Paris, France on July 5. The band, which has reunited the original lineup from its twelve-time platinum 2000 release, “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water,” is making use of Sennheiser wired and wireless microphones across the stage.

“All the mics used on tour are Sennheiser,” states front-of-house engineer Bryan Worthen, well known for his long, ongoing affiliation with the Foo Fighters and, previously, blink-182. Worthen has brought some of his Sennheiser microphone model and mounting choices from his work with the Foo Fighters to the Limp Bizkit stage. “I’m pretty particular about what works where,” he says.

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THE “PREMIOS JUVENTUD” AWARD GOES TO SENNHEISER CHROME WIRELESS

alexis_fido.jpgMIAMI, FLORIDA – AUGUST 2009: The recent sixth-annual Univision “Premios Juventud” awards show utilized Sennheiser’s proven wireless technology to recognize the U.S. Hispanic youths’ top recording artists, movie stars, sports figures and pop culture icons. Over eighty wireless channels were used for the podium mics and most of the monitoring.

Stylized performances from long-time favorites and up-and-coming celebrities punctuated the announcements, with reggaeton sensation Alexis y Fido electrifying the stage with a pair of chrome-customized Sennheiser SKM 5200 wireless mics.

“Whereas most awards shows feature performances that include a little bit of stage scenery, things are a lot more intense at ‘Premios Juventud,’” said broadcast mixer Tom Holmes. “All of the performers are going for full vignettes to help create a mood and a story. Alexis y Fido asked us for ‘futuristic looking’ mics to go with their futuristic theme. I asked more

SENNHEISER EXPANDS ITS LINE OF PORTABLE HD HEADPHONES

hd_428.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – AUGUST 2009: Listeners seeking a great new pair of cans can look no further: Sennheiser announces an expansion of its line of full-sized, portable HD headphones. The stylish HD 428, HD 438 and HD 448 are optimized for portable players but also deliver strong audio performance on home hi-fi systems, making them an ideal choice for users who want to crank their playlists on the move and at home.

“Many headphones are either optimized for use with portable players or are designed to be used with home stereo systems,” said Eric Palonen, product manager for consumer electronics and telecommunications products at Sennheiser’s U.S. headquarters. “But many music lovers want headphones that can do both, and ones that can always be relied upon to offer superb sound, no matter the audio source.”

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EUPHONIX GOES BACK TO SCHOOL WITH DONATION OF MC MIX TO IDEAWERKS

Donation Supports Local Youth Community

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, August 20, 2009 — The Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) in Minneapolis is proud to announce that Euphonix, a world leader in large-format digital audio consoles, media controllers, and peripherals for over 20 years, has donated one of its MC Mix media controllers to Ideawerks®, IPR’s unique multimedia arts after-school program in the Minneapolis Park System. The program, which runs 12 weeks in the summer and 10 weeks recurrently during the school year, which at no cost to parents addresses current economic concerns, provides participants with the creative platform and tools that are vital to creating multimedia audio and visual projects from conception to completion. more

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THE INSTITUTE FOR THE MUSICAL ARTS HOSTS WSDG SITE VISIT

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“We first met Beth and John in New York at an AES Convention,” June Millington recalls. When we described IMA’s mission they immediately wanted to get on board. The fact that we can provide our students and Rock ‘n Roll Camp for Girls attendees with a recording studio and post production suite created by WSDG is a source of great pride and accomplishment for us. We are delighted with the role they played in helping turn our dream into a reality.”

Pictured front row are: IMA advisor/faculty member/Skywalker Sound Director of Music and Recording/Mixer Leslie Ann Jones; IMA tech consultant/engineer Dan Tinen, Artistic Director June Millington and Board Member/faculty/independent producer/engineer Roma Baran. Back row: IMA Executive Director, Ann Hackler; faculty/independent producer/engineer Vivian Stoll and WSDG co-principals John Storyk and Beth Walters.

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D.A.S. AUDIO ON TOUR WITH SEAN HANNITY’S FREEDOM CONCERTS 2009

hannity_tour_hi.jpgMiami, FL – August 2009… Never one to hold back when it comes to “telling it like it is,� American radio and television host, author, and conservative political commentator Sean Hannity was on the road during August 2009 with his Freedom Concerts 2009. Featuring Country music greats Lee Greenwood, the Charlie Daniels Band, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Christian artist Michael W. Smith, along with high profile personalities including actor Jon Voight, comedian Rich Little, former Miss America Carrie Prejean, plus Colonel Oliver North and conservative author Mark Levin, the Freedom Concerts 2009 helped raise capital for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships to the children of fallen or permanently disabled solders. Sound reinforcement was critical to the success of the tour and, to ensure everything went off without a hitch, a system from D.A.S. Audio was selected. more

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TENNIS CLUB GOES WIRELESS WITH LECTROSONICS

larz_avl_hi.jpgSeattle, WA – August 2009… Be it a wedding ceremony or one of many other important moments in our lives, the ability to hear clearly is critical. Such was the challenge at an upscale tennis club in the Seattle area, whose lushly landscaped gardens make the perfect setting for exchanging vows. Home to the one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in Washington state—the tennis club sits on roughly 8 acres and offers its 3,000-plus members 19 tennis courts, several dining rooms, banquet facilities, and numerous additional amenities. With the summer season just kicking into high gear, club management wanted to ensure the best possible sound quality for its outdoor speaking events. They found their solution with a wireless microphone system from Lectrosonics. more

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Northbrook Theater’s Youth Shows Deliver Memorable Performances With AKG DMS 700 Professional Digital Wireless System

In a fixed installation that demonstrates the reliability and versatility of AKG’s wireless systems, the Northbrook Theater in Northbrook, IL, selected the AKG DMS 700 to play a role in all 12 annual productions held there. The 300-seat theater upgraded to the DMS 700 last month, selecting an array of AKG equipment that included 12 DSR 700 receivers, 10 CK 77 Microphones, and 25 DPT 700 bodypacks.

The theater will be using AKG’s digital wireless system to drive a series of performances put on by youth, for youth. Performing Arts Supervisor Kurt Ottinger needed a system that came complete with battery life indicators on all receivers, frequency scanning with error indicators and the ability to synchronize receivers with the transmitters. Additionally, with the encryption function that comes standard on every DMS 700, the system is able to offer Ottinger’s productions the necessary security for sensitive audio transmissions. And with more

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Acronova Technology Introduces Audio Batch ripping through iTunes and WMP

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Acronova Introduces Audio Ripping Solution to Nimbie NB11

The 100-Disc Autoloader for Duplicating, HP LightScribe Labeling and Data Back Up has now

an Added Feature for Audio Ripping. 

North Brunswick, New Jersey – Acronova Technology, Inc., the leading provider of affordable auto-loading systems for CD/DVD/BD, introduces a new ripping feature to the Nimbie series. The new Nimbie NB11 is a PC-connected, 100-disc autoloader that is ideally designed for in-house duplication, LightScribe disc labeling, data back up, audio ripping and many other customized burning functions. The affordable, compact, user friendly Nimbie is targeted at home, office and studio users who are looking for a cost effective and functional solution. With a newly added audio ripping feature, Nimbie can cater to a more diverse more

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