Archive for April 6th, 2011

HARMAN’S Soundcraft Digital Console Range Expands Further With Introduction of Si Compact 32

Already a massive success worldwide with its Si Compact 24 and 16 models, the HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact range expands with the release of the Si Compact 32, capable of delivering 40 inputs to mix, while maintaining the no-compromise power-packed DSP functionality of its smaller brothers.

The Si Compact features 14 main busses (all with dynamics, delays and BSS graphic EQs), four matrix buses, four dedicated FX buses, four full-time Lexicon effects engines and a range of option cards to interface with other systems such as Aviom, CobraNet, AES/EBU and MADI.

All Si Compact models can connect via MADI to the new Compact Stagebox, adding remote connectivity to these great value digital mixers.

“We believe that this very cost-effective, powerful mixer will be a natural choice for larger install or medium tour sound and house of worship systems,� said Keith Watson, Marketing Director, Soundcraft Studer.
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HARMAN’S Soundcraft and AKG Combine to Make Wireless Mic Monitoring in the Mixer a First

Every engineer has been there. The radio mics check out fine on the RF Tech’s laptop, but that’s before the talent walks onto the stage. Reception black spots, drained batteries, accidental mutes–anything can happen once the show gets underway.

Thankfully, HARMAN’s Soundcraft and AKG now make the FOH engineer’s life easier. Now it’s possible for the first time to monitor the status of any HARMAN HiQnetâ„¢-compatible AKG radio mic directly from the Soundcraft Vi Series console surface, courtesy of VM2 (Vistonics Microphone Monitoring). VM2 provides real-time visual displays of battery life, RF status, mic muting and internal clipping directly on a channel strip on the Vistonicsâ„¢ screen, so it’s possible to see a problem long before you hear it, right there on the relevant channel–with expanded information instantly available just by touching the screen.

System configuration couldn’t be more straightforward, and uses Harman’s proprietary HiQnet network–simply plug in more

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BLACKSTAR AMPLIFICATION TO HOLD “BLACKSTAR BLITZ� EVENT AT DADDY’S JUNKY MUSIC IN BOSTON, MA

*** TIP SHEET FOR APRIL 7, 2011 ***

BLACKSTAR AMPLIFICATION TO HOLD “BLACKSTAR BLITZ� EVENT AT DADDY’S JUNKY MUSIC IN BOSTON, MA

— Event to feature rocking product demos, free Blackstar merchandise
and door prizes, including an autographed amp by Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. —

WHO: British guitar amp manufacturer Blackstar, along with Blackstar product experts.

WHAT: Blackstar Blitz event – part of a national, all-ages tour – open to the public– attendees will have the chance to hear these popular British guitar amps and effects pedals in all their glory. The Blackstar Blitz gear crew will be on hand at each event to perform demos and help attendees create their own signature sound. Attendees can also register to win a Tube Overdrive Pedal and an amp signed and personalized by Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind). Other free Blackstar merch will be given away on more

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KORG TO HOLD “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTY� AT SAM ASH IN NEW YORK CITY

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KORG TO HOLD “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTY� AT SAM ASH IN NEW YORK CITY

— Event to feature exclusive Kronos demos and Korg giveaways —

WHO: Legendary keyboard manufacturer Korg, along with Korg product experts.

WHAT: Kronos All-Access Party event, offering attendees the opportunity to experience the Kronos, Korg’s new flagship Music Workstation, first-hand. This exclusive one-day-only event will include musical performances and open discussions. Korg’s Kronos crew will be on hand to provide live demos and answer questions. Best of all, attendees will be able to try Kronos for themselves.

Additionally, everyone attending will be eligible to win free Korg gear: the first 20 guests to arrive at the event will receive a free Kronos t-shirt. There will also be a drawing for a Korg Sound on Sound (SOS) unlimited track hand-held recorder, plus other special one-night-only more

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KORG TO HOLD “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTY� AT WASHINGTON MUSIC IN WHEATON, MARYLAND

— Event to feature exclusive Kronos demos and Korg giveaways —

WHO: Legendary keyboard manufacturer Korg, along with Korg product experts.

WHAT: Kronos All-Access Party event, offering attendees the opportunity to experience the Kronos, Korg’s new flagship Music Workstation, first-hand. This exclusive one-day-only event will include musical performances and open discussions. Korg’s Kronos crew will be on hand to provide live demos and answer questions. Best of all, attendees will be able to try Kronos for themselves.

Additionally, everyone attending will be eligible to win free Korg gear: the first 20 guests to arrive at the event will receive a free Kronos t-shirt. There will also be a drawing for a Korg Sound on Sound (SOS) unlimited track hand-held recorder, plus other special one-night-only offers.

WHERE: Chuck Levin’s Washington Music
11151 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-946-8808
www.chucklevins.com

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 6:30 more

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SOUND.COM Fields Massive HARMAN JBL VERTEC® Line Array System For National Games in India

After successfully executing the audio for the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi, large event speciality firm SOUND.COM was contracted to provide the live audio systems for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the 34th Indian National Games at the Ranchi Stadium in Jharkhand. Working with event production house Core Networks and live production company Cineyug Group, SOUND.COM delivered an advanced audio solution based around HARMAN JBL VERTEC® line arrays and Soundcraft digital mixing consoles.

The Closing Ceremonies at the Indian National Games included approximately 7,000 athletes marching in front of an audience of nearly 45,000 people. Following an air display, entertainment included Indian musicians, Bollywood stars, a laser show, a fire dance and a special appearance by popular artist Katrina Kaif. There was also a sub-event titled ‘Welcome Kerala’ — since this will be the location of next year’s event — with over 300 performers from that region more

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Story Sound Takes HARMAN JBL VERTEC® Subcompact Line Arrays on Tour With Royal Netherlands Air Force Orchestra

Netherlands-based Story Sound has embarked on a theater tour with the Royal Netherlands Air Force Orchestra, using a HARMAN JBL VERTEC® subcompact line array system. According to Michael Story, who owns the rental company with his brother Egbert, the system is perfect for the sub-1,000-seat capacity venues the Orchestra will be playing at between February and May to present its themed orchestral music program, “Tribute To Michael Jackson.�

Although the company has worked with JBL loudspeakers for its top-tier client projects for many years, the VERTEC subcompact line arrays had not been released in time for use on last year’s Orchestra tour. However, as soon as the system was available, Michael Story couldn’t wait to use it. “We tested the new VERTEC subcompact line arrays against numerous other systems,� he noted. “They won hands-down due to their power, fidelity and sonic clarity.�

When it came to prepping the more

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HARMAN Lexicon® Expands Software Suite with PCM Native Total Bundle

In a move that brings more of HARMAN Lexicon’s classic PCM algorithms to plug-in users, Lexicon announced the introduction of its PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle and the PCM Native Total Bundle. The new software packages bring additional classic and new Lexicon algorithms to native plug-ins that will add a wealth of inspirational new sounds to a user’s DAW that are not available anywhere else.

The PC- and Macintosh®-compatible PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle is designed to work with popular DAWs like Pro Tools and Logic, as well as with any other VST, Audio Unit or RTAS-compatible host.

The PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle incorporates classic Lexicon algorithms including:

• Dual Delay – Including: slap-back echo, tape echo and much more – all with complete control over delay time, mix, repeat and other parameters.

• Random Delay – Builds upon the capabilities of Dual Delay with more

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Real Ethernet Backbone Pays Interoperability Dividend As HARMAN Crown Audio Debuts “Powered By Crown� Apple® iPad Control Application At Prolight & Sound 2011

Underscoring the comprehensive integration value of its long-term commitment to a standards- based Ethernet backbone for its winning amplifier lineup, HARMAN Crown Audio today announced the addition of the “Powered By Crown� iPad/iPhone App, designed to provide users with enhanced control and configuration of its amplifiers. The new application can be deployed to control and monitor amplifiers by setting the basic control panels on an amplifier or handle a complete setup through HARMAN HiQnet™ System Architect™.

The new application benefits both touring professionals and integrators as it can be used to control numerous lines of Crown amplifiers including I-Tech, I-Tech HD, CTs, and Macro Tech I Series amplifiers. Users can instantly connect by plugging their amplifiers into a wireless router. The app can be deployed on two, four and eight channel amplifiers. Users can now create a custom control panel in HiQnet System Architect, save it and directly more

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HARMAN’s AKG Relaunches HSC And HSD Headset With Automatic Mute Function, Reinventing Broadcast Communication During Musikmesse

With a continued focus on improving the quality of performance in professional audio/video markets, HARMAN’s AKG has unveiled the latest additions to its professional headset line at Musikmesse – the condenser microphone models HSC 171 and HSC 271 and dynamic microphone lines HSD 171 and HSD 271. Ideal for broadcast engineers, sports and news commentators, voice over and recording artists, the latest line meets the high demand for efficient and reliable equipment in the industry with seasoned AKG ingenuity. All four headsets are on exhibit at Musikmesse 2011 at Hall 8.0, Stand 32.

“HARMAN’s AKG HSC and HSD headsets incorporate features that have been directly requested by professional users, and offer excellent comfort, optimum ambient noise reduction and outstanding audio quality,� said Thomas Stubics, product marketing manager – recording and broadcast, AKG. “We’ve designed the HSC and HSD’s with comfort and usability in mind and each set will more

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