Archive for July, 2011

BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE FINDS MUCH TO LIKE WITH COUNTRYMAN

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Berkeley, CA – July 2011… Known for its core values of imagination and excellence, as well as its educated and adventurous audience, Berkeley Repertory Theatre— headed by Artistic Director Tony Taccone—is the recipient of a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre and is widely recognized for its exhilarating new plays. Delivering top notch performances—several of which have gone on to Broadway—is a mission that requires keen attention to detail. Sound quality is certainly a big part of this organization’s considerations and, to ensure both vocal and instrumental reproduction is as good as can be, microphones and direct boxes from Menlo Park, CA-based Countryman Associates are an integral part of this theatre’s productions. more

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Q STUDIOS WOWS CLIENTS WITH SOLID STATE LOGIC AWS 900+ SE CONSOLE/CONTROLLER

Console Used for Multi-Discipline Music Acts

MADRID – Q Studios, a facility specializing in recording and mastering, recently upgraded with a Solid State Logic AWS 900+ SE Console/Controller. Based in Madrid, the studio records a wide range of musical styles, so the AWS was installed to streamline production workflow and to control DAW systems and tape recorders.

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THE RAPCOHORIZON COMPANY HELPS MUSICIANS JAM ANYWHERE WITH THE i-JAM 3-n-1 SMART PHONE INTERFACE

Company’s Latest Product to Interface with the iPhone will be Shown at Summer NAMM 2011

NASHVILLE, JULY 21, 2011 ― The RapcoHorizon Company a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, is exhibiting the i-JAM 3-n-1 Smart Phone Interface at Summer NAMM 2011 (Booth 411). The i-JAM 3-n-1 is a three-in-one smart phone solution, ideal for every electric instrument player. In addition to its ability to interface with iPhone apps, such as recording and instructional play software, the i-JAM 3-n-1 also features a built-in amplifier and MP3 play along practice device.

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Mystic Lake Casino Hotel Equips New Amphitheater with L-ACOUSTICS

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Jason Mraz and his band helped debut the new Mystic Amphitheater and its L-ACOUSTICS KUDO system on July 3, 2011

Allied Audio provides LA8-powered KUDO and SB28 rental package for new outdoor venue’s summer concert season

PRIOR LAKE, Minnesota — The Twin Cities’ own Mystic Lake Casino Hotel entered the outdoor concert market this season with a new 8,357-seat amphitheater that is already being praised by the local press for its “incredible sound.” Much of the credit, however, goes to South Saint Paul-based Allied Productions & Sales, which is supplying a full L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker and amplifier package for Mystic Amphitheater’s inaugural summer concert season. more

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ANNOUNCING NEYRINCK MXF PLUG-INS FOR PRO TOOLS

New Neyrinck MXF import and export plug-in for ProTools to help broadcasters move to tapeless workflows.

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Neyrinck (www.neyrinck.com) is pleased to announce that the SoundCode Exchange MXF and SoundCode Exchange MXF Import plug-ins for Pro Tools are now shipping for Mac and Windows. SoundCode Exchange MXF and SoundCode Exchange MXF Import provides MXF file import and export workflows for Pro Tools, allowing MXF video and audio to be imported directly into Pro Tools and making it easy for broadcasters to adopt tapeless workflows.

SoundCode Exchange MXF leverages the Quicktime features of Pro Tools. It provides a Quicktime component and a drag-and-drop utility that allows Pro Tools to see MXF files as Quicktime movies. This means the Pro Tools Quicktime Import feature can be used to create a video track within seconds to play back high-definition or standard definition MXF files. more

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ANNOUNCING NEYRINCK MXF PLUG-INS FOR PRO TOOLS

New Neyrinck MXF import and export plug-in for ProTools to help broadcasters move to tapeless workflows.

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Neyrinck (www.neyrinck.com) is pleased to announce that the SoundCode Exchange MXF and SoundCode Exchange MXF Import plug-ins for Pro Tools are now shipping for Mac and Windows. SoundCode Exchange MXF and SoundCode Exchange MXF Import provides MXF file import and export workflows for Pro Tools, allowing MXF video and audio to be imported directly into Pro Tools and making it easy for broadcasters to adopt tapeless workflows.

SoundCode Exchange MXF leverages the Quicktime features of Pro Tools. It provides a Quicktime component and a drag-and-drop utility that allows Pro Tools to see MXF files as Quicktime movies. This means the Pro Tools Quicktime Import feature can be used to create a video track within seconds to play back high-definition or standard definition MXF files. The video can be viewed as a more

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AES Executive Director Roger Furness To Step Down

Search Committee To Be Formed

NEW YORK:

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Jim Kaiser, President of the Audio Engineering Society has announced that Roger Furness, AES Executive Director since 1994, will step down from his position at the end of 2011. An AES member since 1975, Mr. Furness has served as Section Chair, Vice President AES Europe and as AES President. To ensure continuity in all aspects of the AES organization, the Executive Committee has asked him to remain as Executive Director Emeritus throughout 2012.
“My seventeen years as AES Executive Director have been an exhilarating and deeply gratifying experience,” Furness said. “I have thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with Convention Committees on nearly 40 major events in the United States and throughout Europe. I have also been privileged to work with AES members around the world on hundreds of Conferences, Workshops and internal events. more

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REALITY TV THRIVES WITH BRUNER DYER AND LECTROSONICS

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Denver, CO – July 2011… As a production sound mixer for reality TV programming, there’s very little margin for error when it comes to capturing audio. Second takes don’t happen very often, the audio quality must be ‘up to snuff’ the first time, and the equipment had better be reliable. One’s failure to deliver typically results in a very short career. Such is the business of sound mixer Bruner Dyer. To ensure the best audio performance with minimal fuss, Dyer looks to his arsenal of Lectrosonics wireless equipment to get the job done. more

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Auralex Finds the Right Beat for Kenny Aronoff

Renowned Drummer Turns to Auralex Acoustics to Fine Tune His Room

HOLLYWOOD, CA, JULY 21, 2011 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, recently drummed up the acoustics in Kenny Aronoff’s new drum room/studio space, which is located within John Fogerty’s cartage facility, in North Hollywood, California. Aronoff needed to refine the acoustics in his new drum room/studio but with a degree of flexibility depending on his various recording needs. Auralex suggested several free-standing LENRD® Bass Traps as they provided the adaptable solution he was looking for as well as its HoverDeck™ Isolation Riser in order to decouple his drum kit from the floor. more

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THE PALLADIUM PAGES WITH SYMNET

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All Pro Sound, Pensacola, Florida programmed and installed the Symetrix SymNet-based paging system at the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.

CARMEL, INDIANA – JULY 2011: With stunning architecture, flawless acoustics, and well-planned accessibility, the recently-completed $118 million Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the premier venues of New York, Los Angeles, and the world. Its location – Carmel, Indiana, a prominent suburb of Indianapolis – promises to reconfigure the geography of high culture. Already, the 1,600-seat, shoe-box-shaped venue has booked the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma, Tony Bennett, Crystal Gayle, Spyro Gyra, Herbie Hancock, Pilobolus, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Isaak, Bruce Hornsby, and Bill Cosby, among many, many others. Consistent with the “cut no corners” philosophy that guided every other decision, the Palladium’s backstage and lobby paging system is built on Symetrix SymNet audio processing and Symetrix ARC wall panel remotes. It provides sophisticated, yet intuitive, paging from all strategic positions to ensure the high production values expected of the Palladium.

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