Archive for October 18th, 2011

Eastern Star Church Opens Northwest Campus

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—CSD, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana recently completed a design/build project for the new Northwest Campus of Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis. The church began its history in 1920 with a congregation of 12, and now, three campuses later, has grown to a congregation of over 25,000. The new location was required to fill the need for a larger worship space to accommodate the growing congregation. It also provides a presence for Eastern Star Church on the west side of the city.

“We were chosen as the church’s design/build partner for audio, video and lighting, including systems for the sanctuary as well as significant performance systems in auxiliary spaces such as a chapel, conference rooms, youth and the children’s area,� states Doug Hood, Owner/President, CSD.

A major undertaking, the 3,000-seat contemporary gospel northwest campus features a choir, band, praise team and for most sermons, has 120 more

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Creative Technology Increases Creativity With L-ACOUSTICS

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Creative Technology deployed a full KIVA/KILO system for Linkedin Talent Connect 2011 at the Las Vegas MGM Grand in mid-October

CT adds LA-RAK, KIVA/KILO and 108P to its event production inventory

LOS ANGELES — Based in Los Angeles with satellite offices in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Chicago, Creative Technology (CT) ranks as one of the West Coast’s largest L-ACOUSTICS KUDO and dV-DOSC Rental Network companies. With 62 KUDO and 80 dV-DOSC line source systems in its collective inventory, the audio/video/staging provider has successfully used them on countless corporate functions, tradeshows, concerts and other events over the years.

Recently, CT opted to delve further into the L-ACOUSTICS catalog with the addition of four LA-RAK touring amplifier racks — each loaded with three LA8 amplified controllers — 36 KIVA line source elements, 12 KILO low-frequency extension cabinets, and 20 self-powered 108P coaxial enclosures. more

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BROADWAY’S LONGEST RUN… MASQUE SOUND CELEBRATES DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY


75 Years Of Hits – From South Pacific to Book Of Mormon

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: Celebrating its 75th anniversary with a client roster that includes: Jersey Boys, Billy Elliott, Mary Poppins, Memphis and, The Book of Mormon, Masque Sound, has been a fixture on The Great White Way since 1936 when three stagehands pooled their resources to create a new firm. An immediate success, Masque has provided flawless audio for the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma, South Pacific, Grease, Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, Mama Mia, Lion King and countless others.

Under the guidance of 3rd generation-owner Geoff Shearing, this leading sound reinforcement, design and installation company has steadily expanded the size and scope of its services. Their 2004 move to a 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters in East Rutherford, NJ was preceded by the 2002 purchase of Professional Wireless Systems. Florida-based leaders more

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TC ELECTRONIC TO HOST LOUDNESS SEMINAR AT AES 2011

NEW YORK—TC Electronic (AES Booth 541), a global leader in digital signal processing and loudness control technologies for the professional audio, broadcast and post-production markets, is pleased to announce it is hosting the AES 2011 Exhibitor Seminar, When Is it Too Loud? on Saturday, October 22, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Room 1A01 at the Jacob K. Javits Center. more

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A Half Century of FM Stereo – A Very Special Event

Broadcast Legends Gather To Celebrate Half-Century Milestone

NEW YORK: Radio’s first four decades were strictly monophonic. Despite some early experimentation by FM inventor Edwin Howard Armstrong, even “high-fidelity” FM remained mono until 1961, when the FCC chose among competing systems to declare a standard for FM stereo broadcasting. On Friday evening, Oct. 21 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, a panel of legendary FM Radio engineers will gather at the Clear Channel Studios in the PC Richards & Sons Theater 32 Avenue of the Americas in lower Manhattan to celebrate a half century of FM Stereo. The event is a highlight of the 131st AES Convention set for Oct. 20-23 at NY’s Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Developed by the New York Section of the AES and by AES Convention Broadcast/ Streaming Events Co-Chair David Bialik, the panel will be Co-chaired by Bialik and Scott Fybush of Fybush.com more

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Fette Productions Optimizes Miking With Astatic 1700VPs

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Mankato Symphony Orchestra w/ Astatic 1700VP Remote Control Variable Pattern Mics

Faribault, MN––A full service audio and lighting company, Fette Productions specializes in sound reinforcement for orchestras, concerts and live shows throughout Minnesota.

As owner Roger Fette puts it, “We do high end, one-off shows in every style of music, rarely two of the same in a row. Everything from classical to blues, rock and roll, Zydeco, orchestral and band concerts.�

Concerts that combined a band and choir always posed a special challenge for Fette and his team: “It’s a problem when you have a concert band incorrectly positioned in front of a vocal choir, and you need to get the sound of the choir above the band. We’ve only had minor success trying a variety of miking tricks over the years, until I heard about the Astatic 1700VP remote control variable pattern mic.

“I was intrigued by the 1700VP and the fact that you change the patterns more

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THEATRE UNDER THE STARS TURNS TO THE COUNTRYMAN B3 LAVALIERE MICROPHONE FOR HEAD-MIKING PERFORMERS

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A scene from Theatre Under the Stars’ production of Anything Goes

Vancouver, BC, Canada – October 2011… On warm summer nights, both the locals and tourists of Lower Mainland Vancouver gather outdoors in Stanley Park’s historic Malkin Bowl for a 70-year-old entertainment tradition: Theatre Under the Stars. In addition to delivering outstanding performances, this non-profit society provides amateur performers and technicians of all ages a training ground to hone their skills. This year, viewers enjoyed two musicals: Bye Bye Birdie, featuring the lyrics of Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse, and Anything Goes, from composer/lyricist Cole Porter. These hugely popular shows both have a wealth of singing and dancing, so ensuring vocal clarity and projection presents significant technical challenges—that’s precisely why the microphone of choice is none other than the B3 Omnidirectional Lavaliere from Menlo Park-CA-based Countryman Associates. more

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