Archive for September, 2009
Chris Stone to Host Awards; Tribute to Les Paul; Hall-of-Famers: Massenburg, Ramone, Kramer and Hewitt Head All-Star Presenters Roster
Gibson Guitar, Gibson Foundation, GC Pro and AES Presenting Sponsors – 27 Companies Support Event’s Silver Anniversary
September 23, 2009 – New York, NY – The 25th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards has announced the presenters, sponsors and schedule of the show, to be held on Saturday, October 10 at the Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York. The festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception outside the South Concourse Special Events Room followed by the awards ceremony at 6:00. A limited number of tickets remain available and may be purchased at http://www.mixfoundation.org/tec/tecawards.html
The Ceremony will be hosted by industry veteran and Record Plant founder, Chris Stone, who will preside over the presentation of awards in 25 more
SonicPool, one of Hollywood’s leading post facilities, specializing in sound and picture finishing, edit suite rentals, and full post-production services, has just finished the Sound Mix and Online Color Correction for â€œTappedâ€?, a documentary thatâ€™s been flowing into various film festivals with itâ€™s informative and eye-opening take on the bottled water industry.
From the producers of â€œWho Killed the Electric Carâ€? comes â€œTappedâ€?, an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water. The movie begs viewers to answer the question, â€œIs access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce?â€? Ben Lyons from E! Entertainment calls â€œTappedâ€? a â€œpassionate documentaryâ€? that is â€œwell-executed from engaging and intelligent voices who will inform and entertain. See it!â€?
In 2001, post production specialists Patrick Bird and John Frost co-founded SonicPool in more
New York, NY â€“ September 2009â€¦ The Colombian Independence Day Festival 2009, one of the oldest and best-established festivals in New York City, had its 25th anniversary outing this past July 19th at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Sponsored by the Colombian Civic Center (CCC), the annual gathering is geared to promote Colombian culture, values, and traditions, as well as uniting Colombian people throughout the greater New York metropolitan area. For one day, the area was transformed into Colombian kiosks with vendors selling their wares while live music provided entertainment with the invigorating sounds of Cumbia, Vallenato, Salsa, and other Colombian musical rhythms. To help ensure a festive mood, the CCC wanted a potent sound system. They got their wishâ€”with a sizeable setup based on components from the D.A.S. Audio catalog. more
NEW YORKâŽ¯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) will provide a 7.1 system for use by the Audio Engineering Society in their Special Events Room #E12-13 during the AES Convention at the Javits Center. The sound system will include a Yamaha PM5D digital console and the new Yamaha TXn amplifiers running on a 96k EtherSound network featuring Yamaha IF3115 speakers in tri-amp mode, IF21115/AS in bi-amp mode, and IS1215 and IS1218 loudspeakers.<777>
When the Special Events Room is not being used for AES events, Lloyd Kinkade, Yamaha Commercial Audio speaker product manager, will hold 7.1 demonstrations of the Yamaha system running a 96K throughout the show. <777>
For Yamaha demo times in the AES Special Events Room, refer to the schedule posted outside the location and also at the Yamaha booth, #173. <777>
HOLLAND, Michigan – September 2009 — What is a church to do when the economy spirals into recession halfway through raising funds for a much-needed new PA system? In the case of Holland, Michigan-based Christ Memorial Church (CMC), the answer was to install a cost-effective coaxial solution from L-ACOUSTICS.
Early last year, CMC initially commissioned Parkway Electric and Communications to design a discrete loudspeaker setup to provide sound reinforcement for its 180-voice choir and orchestra, both of which perform from the far left side of the sanctuary. After evaluating at a number of systems, Parkway specified a compact LA4-powered system comprised of four KIVA elements arrayed beneath a KILO low-frequency extension cabinet, with two additional KIVA down-firing behind the array to provide monitoring for the choir. more
â€” New Game Creek Video-designed mobile video/audio truck is HD all the way, from all flat-panel video screens to Genelec Active Monitors â€”
NATICK, MA, September 22, 2009 â€” Game Creek Video, one of the worldâ€™s leading providers of remote production vehicles, debuted one of its newest trucks, Legends, in August. Legends is a 53-foot expando unit, home to the cutting edge in high-definition technology, including two sets of Genelec Active Monitors. Five Genelec 8030A Bi-Amplified Monitoring Systems constitute the truckâ€™s surround audio array, while two Genelec 8050A Bi-Amplified Monitoring Systems are used as a separate stereo pair. In a broadcast sports industry that has been rapidly moving into the high-definition realm, these Genelec monitors assure that Legendsâ€™ main client, MSG (formerly the Madison Square Garden Network), will be able to offer the absolute best multichannel and stereo audio for its sports telecasts. more
Winner Takes Home Complete Composers Collection
HOLLYWOOD, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 â€” EASTWEST, an industry leader in soundware development and distribution, is pleased to announce a new composers contest for 2009. The contest challenges composers to apply any EASTWEST or EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP virtual instrument collection to create works that will compete with submissions from all over the world. The winner of the competition takes home a customized version of the EASTWEST Complete Composers Collection PLAY Edition software package valued at $3,865 MSRP. more
Taking up residence at Booth 547 at this yearâ€™s AES in New York City on October 9-12, D.W. Fearn will this year be showing its line of superb outboard gear â€“ two of which will be set up for listening â€“ perfect for the discerning visitor.
Units being showed this year include:
VT-2 Vacuum Tube Microphone Preamplifier
VT-5 Stereo Equalizer (set up for listening)
VT-7 Stereo Compressor (set up for listening)
VT-15 Recording Channel
D.W. Fearnâ€™s range of products are hailed around the world as some of the finest examples of outboard technology available, moving one industry journalist to comment that including anything from the range is a â€œFine investmentâ€? and â€œFearnâ€™s products are crafted and built to last like Rolls Royces!â€?
See and hear for yourself at AES on Booth 547 and bring your more
REEDSBURG, WISCONSIN â€• Sound Devices digital recorders recently rode shotgun for â€œTruth in 24,â€? an NFL Films production created on behalf of car manufacturer, Audi, which is centered on Franceâ€™s annual 24-hour car race, 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans). Sound Mixer Kyle Hartigan chronicled Audiâ€™s journey toward winning the trophy again, after taking the grand prize home a total of seven times. Hartigan took Sound Devices 788T and 744T recorders to the track to record effects in both surround and stereo for the project.
The full-length film was shot in high definition and features a surround sound mix of the event, which included several pre-event races in Sebring, Florida; Long Beach, California and Monza, Italy before the big day in Le Mans, Sarthe, France. In order to capture the sounds of the pre-races, more
FRANKLIN, TN – When he needed to put the final touches on Confessions, the newly released album for Christian rock band, Pillar, Grammy-nominated Producer/Songwriter Rob Graves chose Paragon Studios. more
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