Archive for May 24th, 2011

Sennheiser’s Installed Sound Academy to Visit Denver, Detroit, St. Louis and Oklahoma City

OLD LYME, CT — May 24, 2011: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will be offering its Installed Sound Academy Seminar in four major U.S. cities this summer and fall. The single day seminar, which focuses on key practices, topics and trends in the installed sound/systems integration business, will be presented in Lafayette, Colorado, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011; Detroit, Michigan, on Thursday, July 14, 2001; St. Louis, Missouri, on Wednesday, August 24, 2011; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

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Modeled after Sennheiser’s highly acclaimed RF wireless and studio recording Sound Academy seminars, the session will be led by Sennheiser veterans Kent Margraves and Eric Reese and offer valuable renewal credit toward CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) re-certification. In addition, attendees will learn or refresh their skills through classroom and demonstrative instruction on the following topics:

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Powersoft Introduces M Series DSP+ETH Amplifiers

M Series DSP+ETH Incorporates Powersoft’s Digital Signal Processing Technology

Ventura, CA, May 24, 2011 – Powersoft, the world-leading manufacturer of innovative, green-design power amplifiers, is pleased to announce the release of M Series DSP+ETH amplifiers. The cost effective M Series was designed to meet the most stringent requirements of professional users in sound reinforcement and fixed installations including resorts and hotels, live music and dance clubs, theme parks and mobile DJs. The new M Series DSP+ETH brings exceptional functionality and control to the amplifier platform, making it an exceptional value for performance.

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World Harmony Studios Poised To Make Meaningful Music

WSDG Design For Upstate NY Showplace

NEW YORK: Set on a 300-acre horse farm/vineyard in Upstate New York, World Harmony Studios is a high-end destination studio; geared to accommodate a wide range of theatrical, feature film and music recording projects. Owned by producer/ businessman Samuel Nappi, and designed by architect/acoustician/WSDG co-principal John Storyk, the 2500 sq. ft. complex integrates cutting-edge technology within an impeccable acoustic footprint.

Built into a 3-story, 4500 sq. ft. redwood lodge/guest house, the 2500 sq. ft. complex includes a custom-built 700 sq. ft. ‘live/screening room,’ a 300 sq. ft. control room; 120 and 220 sq. ft. iso rooms a lounge and a full bore tech support system. The guesthouse offers a comprehensive range of comfort-focused amenities including a gourmet kitchen.

“To take advantage of its pastoral setting, we incorporated as much glass as possible throughout the studio,” WSDG project manager Joshua Morris more

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HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact 24 Digital Console Delivers Powerful Performance for Australia’s GenX Productions

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SYDNEY, Australia — Founded in 2007, GenX Productions is a prominent sound and lighting contractor that specializes in live sound, corporate and private events. Founder and Managing Director Alan Jurcan has worked with notable Australian artists including Richard Clapton, Dave Leslie of Baby Animals, Sister2Sister, Tiffany Wood and many others. Jurcan recently made the move from analog to digital with the purchase of a HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact 24 console.

“I have owned and used Soundcraft analog consoles for more than 10 years and have been very happy with the sound they produce, as well as their reliability,� Jurcan says. “So once I decided to move to digital I naturally looked at what Soundcraft had to offer, along with competitors’ models in the price range. I felt the Si Compact 24 outshines its competitors in many areas, especially when it came to user friendliness, and it had all the more

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GRUND AUDIO DESIGN GA-4041NGSâ„¢ A FAVORITE OF FREQUENCY CITY SOUND, LIGHTING, AND STAGE

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Mike Volkerding with his Grund Audio Design GA-4041’s.

Council Bluffs, IA – May 2011… Sound reinforcement for the special events market can be a tricky business. Large crowds, lots of expectations, limited time, and precious little ‘infrastructure’ frequently exist—making it challenging to fly or otherwise deploy the sound system. As a result, ground stacked loudspeaker systems are frequently used. While rigging hardware can always be configured for ground stack applications, sometimes it’s just easier and faster to take a different approach. That’s where the GA-4041NGS ground-stack line array speaker system from Grund Audio Design really shines. more

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SOLID STATE LOGIC AWS 948 CONSOLE OF CHOICE FOR BASTO’S THE BLUE ROOM STUDIO

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Studio Berar Delivers HARMAN Sound Reinforcement Solution to Belgrade’s Dom Omladine Universal Hall And Jazz Club

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BELGRADE, Serbia — Underscoring its mission to promote youth participation in contemporary art and culture, Belgrade’s Dom Omladine was outfitted with a complete lineup of HARMAN audio equipment by Serbia’s leading audio dealer, Studio Berar. From FOH digital consoles, to studio mixing equipment, the Universal Hall and Jazz Club’s sound renovation will help participants advance their interest and capabilities in the visual arts, new media, film, theater, music and even debate.

The Universal Hall was fitted with a range of HARMAN Professional brands including the Soundcraft Si2 digital console for FOH duty, with corresponding equipment for sound processing, recording and reproduction, including dbx DriveRack DSP’s, JBL VERTEC® line arrays, Compact series subwoofers and monitoring speakers and AKG microphones. For multi-channel sound reproduction, Crown CT amplifiers were installed with corresponding dbx DriveRack processors. Behind the hall’s main screen, three JBL screen arrays more

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Lab X Technologies Ships 1Gig AVB Ethernet Switch, Titanium 411

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ROCHESTER, New York – With a successful introduction of its Titanium 411 1GB Audio Video Bridging (AVB) Ethernet Switch at Integrated Systems Europe 2011 in Amsterdam, Lab X Technologies today announced the first shipments of the switch have been delivered to AV manufacturers around the world. Supporting IEEE 802.1 Ethernet AVB, the switch is ideal for installed and live sound, including networked line arrays and speaker clusters, remote-networked equipment and on-stage, and FOH applications, among others.

Designed to meet the needs of highly demanding AV-networking applications, Titanium 411 utilizes ruggedized connectors, industry standard SFP-supporting long haul fiber, plus flexible copper port and mounting options, capable of handling hundreds of AV media streams per AVB port.

Lab X’s Titanium 411 boasts four rear-mount 1GB RJ45 copper interfaces using locking EtherConTM connectors, along with an SFP slot to accommodate standard fiber modules more

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