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Famous Moscow Live Venue Switches To JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

One of Moscow’s landmark live music venues, B1 Maximum, recently re-opened after a major refurbishment and change of identity to A2. A hallmark of the updated venue is a new live-performance sound system. Primary components of the new sound system, unveiled to the public on December 18, include JBL VERTEC® line arrays, sold through Harman Professional distributors A&T Trade and installed by prominent St. Petersburg-based concert sound rental company, Euroshow.

A2 is the latest metamorphosis of a building that was originally one of the Ordzhonikidze Moscow Machine-Tool Plant workshops, named after famous Georgian Bolshevik Sergo Ordzhonikidze. The original factory dates back to the 1930s, with a 3-story addition having been built in 1974.

B1 Maximum opened on December 7, 2006, and has presented many international artists such as Iggy Pop, Sinead O’Connor, Franz Ferdinand, Chuck Berry, Liza Minnelli, Evanescence, Blondie, Brian Ferry, Marilyn Manson and Whitesnake. The more

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LAWO DEPLOYED IN SIX UPGRADED CTV CONTROL ROOMS

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Image of Grant Roberts, Senior Audio Operator CTV Specialty, and Bob Miles, Manager of Olympics Audio Engineering, in CTV’s Agincourt Campus Audio Control Room 8.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – January 3, 2011… Lawo recently completed a series of significant facility upgrades to six control rooms at CTV’s Agincourt and Queen Street campuses that includes four mc²56 digital production consoles and two zirkonXL consoles. The audio mixing systems were initially procured for the 2010 Winter Games by Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, a unique relationship between leading media conglomerates CTV Inc. and Rogers Media Inc., which, collectively, broadcast the 2010 Winter Games across Canada earlier this year. With the Lawo equipment now residing in their new homes, the upgraded facilities provide superior production tools for all CTV’s broadcast endeavors. more

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EASTWEST Updates PLAY Software to 2.1.1

Includes Symphonic Choirs “WordBuilder Inside PLAY� upgrade

Hollywood, CA – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual (software) instruments, has released a significant upgrade of their PLAY software that includes the long awaited SYMPHONIC CHOIRS “WordBuilder Inside PLAY� upgrade.

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EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP’s revolutionary SYMPHONIC CHOIRS is the only software that enables words to be entered into WordBuilder for the choirs to sing, and PLAY 2.1.1 makes SYMPHONIC CHOIRS a lot easier to use, with WordBuilder now integrated directly into the PLAY software. No more complex setups, just plug and PLAY!

The PLAY 2.1.1 upgrade is FREE for current PLAY users. For customers using the previous NI version, the upgrade to the PLAY version with WordBuilder inside is $99/€75. Upgrade downloads can be made at http://www.soundsonline.com/updates.php.

NI version users wishing to upgrade should go to more

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On Stage Audio Revs Up Kawasaki Dealer Meeting With AVB + Harman HiQnetâ„¢

Simplicity and absolute reliability met when systems integration company On Stage Audio (OSA) deployed the IEEE 802.1 AVB Bridging protocol at the annual Kawasaki dealer meeting this September. With 2,500 Kawasaki dealers from across the United States at the Las Vegas Hilton’s convention center, the gathering required a full-range audio delivery system for any combination of music and speech. The AVB-compliant system from Harman Professional, a leader in the AVB initiative, assured one of the world’s most iconic motorcycle brand’s message would be heard loud and clear.

The AVB system deployed by the OSA team, led by Jim Risgin, OSA vice president, consisted of a pair of dbx SC 32 Digital Matrix Processors and 24 AVB-capable Crown CTs 3000 amplifiers. The system also included network bridge switches from BSS Audio/NETGEAR®, all under the control of Harman HiQnet System Architectâ„¢, the world’s first connectivity and control protocol to integrate more

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