Archive for November, 2009

MULTIDYNE DEBUTS NEW OPENGEAR HD/SD EMBEDDER AND DE-EMBEDDER CARDS AT GOVERNMENT VIDEO EXPO 2009

MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport and routing solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, will introduce its new openGear compatible DEM-4322G HD/SD De-embedder and EMB-4321G HD/SD Embedder to attendees at this year’s Government Video Expo (Booth 615).  multidyne-dem4322g-and-emb4321g-final.jpg

The addition of the new DEM-4322G and EMB-4321G cards expands MultiDyne’s commitment to the openGear standard, giving MultiDyne customers ultimate flexibility when selecting new equipment. Founded by Ross Video, the openGear platform is based on an open architecture, 2RU modular frame designed to accommodate up to 10 cards in the DFR-8310 frame and up to 20 cards in the DFR-8320 frame. The DEM-4322G and EMB-4321G are excellent companion cards for MultiDyne’s recently released HD-4400 four-channel fiber optic transport system, giving users an openGear compatible option for inserting and transporting audio more

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MOJAVE AUDIO AND SETH ATKINS HORAN FIND SUCCESS ON DRACO ROSA’S TEATRO

shoran_hi.jpgLos Angeles, CA… Puerto Rican/American producer, musician, dancer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Draco Rosa’s career is running at full throttle. After gaining fame with the Latin pop band Menudo, Draco further established himself as both an accomplished artist and record producer. In addition to a storied career producing hit records such as Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ la Vida Loca,â€? Draco’s own solo efforts including Vagabundo, Mad Love, and Vino were runaway successes. Recently, his live album Teatro won Best Rock Solo Vocal Album at the 2009 Latin Grammys. Offering a combination of hard rock and more vintage Draco, Teatro was recorded using a combination of microphones from Mojave Audio.

  

As chief engineer at Draco’s Phantom Vox Studios in Hollywood, Recording Engineer/Record Producer Seth Atkins Horan has recorded all of Draco’s records over the past ten years, including the hugely successful Vino, more

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Jac Dalton Completes “Icarus” at Ardent in Memphis

Australian Rocker Enlists Producers Gregg Brown and Darren Mullen

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Pictured (L-R) at Ardent Studios in Memphis are producer Gregg Brown, Australian rocker Jac Dalton, engineer John Hampton, producer Darren Mullan, and assistant engineer Jason Gillespie.

Australian rocker and American expatriate Jac Dalton returned to Memphis and Ardent Studios to overdub, edit and mix his new album, “Icarus.” The project was produced by Gregg Brown and Grammy-winner Darren Mullen, with Grammy-winning engineer John Hampton at the console.

Gregg Brown and John Hampton have worked together with many top artists, including Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Tammy Wynette, and Marty Stuart, among others. Brown says he chose Ardent because “It’s where I’ve done my best work.” Jac Dalton added, “The studio is absolutely magnificent; it’s beautiful, it’s professional, it just wreaks of history. Walking around looking at the album more

API RELEASES THE 527 COMPRESSOR

api_527.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK: API is pleased to announce the introduction of the 527 compressor, a single channel module based on API’s 225L discreet channel compressor. The 527 features comprehensive controls including variable attack, release, ratio, and output gain controls. The unit also includes API’s patented ‘Thrust’ circuit, first offered on the 2500 stereo bus compressor. A ten segment LED meter is switchable more

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SYMETRIX ADDS SECOND MONTHLY ONLINE ‘WEBINAR’

symetrix_webinars.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 2009: Symetrix, a leading provider of audio processing solutions for the commercial, broadcast, and pro audio markets through its Symetrix, SymNet, AirTools, and Lucid brands, will now host two freely-available “Webinars” a month. Senior systems support engineer Ryan Curtright has been hosting Webinar Master Classes once a month for nearly a year on advanced aspects of SymNet, Integrator Series, and AirTools technology. On November 11th, systems support engineer Mark Ullrich will kick off his monthly Webinar Master Class, with content geared toward professionals who are new to Symetrix products. To receive the link to attend, contact Symetrix tech support.

Many of Curtright’s classes have addressed advanced topics of interest to SymNet users who are already familiar with its infrastructure. For example, topics covered in Curtright’s last Webinar included “remote servicing and monitoring of 31 rings of SymNet over WAN,” more

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TDA Rental Receives Power Boost With 376,000 Watts Of Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers From Audio Pro

Immediately upgrading its sound reinforcement capacity, Harman Professional distributor Audio Pro Heilbronn has confirmed a major sale of Crown’s new I-Tech HD amplifiers to German touring company, TDA Rental GmbH. The company has acquired a total of 56 amplifiers, divided between 32 I-Tech 5000HD’s and 24 I-Tech 9000-HD’s. This will add a further 376,000 watts of amplification power to the company’s inventory.

todeskino.jpg TDA owner Stefan Todeskino had been delighted with the purchase. �These are great amps, delivering a powerful sound, with a superb sounding DSP,� stated Todeskino.

Another feature that impressed Todeskino was the flexibility of the I-Tech HD’s, enabling them to be used with all speaker types and in various applications. He notes that control is made easy due to Harman HiQnet System Architect™ software.

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FRANKIE MORENO MIXES NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM AT ODDS ON RECORDS & STUDIOS

 LAS VEGAS, NV, NOVEMBER 24, 2009 – Songwriter, singer, pianist, multi instrumentalist and Las Vegas resident Frankie Moreno recently turned to Odds On Records & Studios, the newest high-end recording facility in the area, to mix several tracks for his new full-length album “Unknown Artist,� expected to be released in 2010.   With a musical style that mixes rock/funk with classical, Moreno’s newest album incorporates plenty of classical orchestrations, from flute solos to a 14-piece orchestra.  While Moreno did record a few of his solos from home, Odds On’s 12,500 sq/ft acoustically-pristine live room, which is directly adjacent to Studio A, was the perfect fit for these larger orchestra sessions.   odds-on-frankie-moreno.jpg

Working with Odds On’s engineer and long-time friend, Matt Salveson throughout the mixing process, Moreno has tracked and mixed songs in the studio’s SSL Duality room (Studio A) as well as in the more

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LECTROSONICS SELECTS THE BAKERY FOR SALES REPRESENTATION

bakker_hi.jpgRio Rancho, NM – November 2009… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to announce it has selected France-based Jim Bakker to represent the company’s sales efforts throughout Europe, the Middle East, and South Africa. Well known for his sales representation and strategic consulting capabilities within the professional audiovisual communities, Bakker will be tasked with increasing Lectrosonics’ presence throughout these critical sales territories.

 

Led by company founder Jim Bakker, the Bakery is a sales and distribution firm representing manufacturers of professional audio products. The company takes pride in its ability to provide a comprehensive sales support mechanism throughout the regions it serves.

 

Jim Bakker commented on his company’s new relationship with Lectrosonics. “With its comprehensive product line and unique technologies, Lectrosonics represents a more

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AWARD-WINNING FILM COMPOSER JOHN DICKSON UPGRADES HIS MAIN STUDIO WITH KRK’s FLAGSHIP EXPOSE E8Bs POWERED MONITORS

jdlarge-image_smlsize.jpgE8Bs Offers Sonic Transparency And Clarity On Projects Including The USA Network Smash Hit Series “Burn Notice� And Forthcoming Feature Film “Miss Nobody�

John Dickson’s career encompasses film and TV scoring, music direction/arrangement, instrumental performance and orchestration for live productions and Grammy-winning albums. He is a multiple ASCAP TV and Film Music Award winner.

As a composer, John’s current work includes most notably the USA network smash hit series, “Burn Noticeâ€?, and the forthcoming feature film, “Miss Nobodyâ€?, as well as other film and TV projects including SyFy’s “Mammothâ€? and Sony’s “Who Killed the Electric Car?â€? In addition, He has scored numerous national advertising campaigns and trailers for clients such as Disney, Mattel, GM, and ABC, and his compositions have appeared in everything from “The Oprah Winfrey Showâ€? to “General Hospitalâ€?. As a composer and performer, Dickson has worked many of pop more

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HOLOPHONE H3-D HELPS EA SPORTS KICK OFF NEW FIFA 10 VIDEO GAME IN SURROUND SOUND

Soundtrack Incorporates Real-World Audio Captured with Holophone’s Surround Mics from Stadiums Across the Globe Vancouver, Canada, November 23, 2009 – When creating the soundtrack for a best-selling video game that is centered around the internationally played sport of soccer, the sounds of the crowd is certainly a key element.  In order to create authentic crowd noises, Holophone’s H3-D was recently placed front and center at several European football/American soccer games to capture ambient sounds in true 5.1 multi-channel surround for EA SPORTS’ latest title, FIFA 10. holophone-h3-d.jpgOn previous versions of FIFA, the sound team would set up several raised microphones throughout the various league stadiums and then would composite the crowd sounds in-studio.  Holophone’s H3-D surround mic was first used for FIFA 09 to capture true surround sound.  Based on the microphone’s excellent performance, EA SPORTS once again turned to Holophone for its FIFA 10 more

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