London, England – April 2014…
** Photo: AC/DC’s Brian Johnson (left) and George - Aris Anastassopoulos (right) **
When your job is to capture the sound of cars, the ability to adapt quickly and accurately to the demands of the shoot is central to keeping production on track. If you miss the roar of the engine as the car passes the camera, you’ll likely end up looking for a new project! Such are the challenges of George – Aris Anastassopoulos, one of the location sound engineers for Back2Back Productions’ Pedal to the Metal, an upcoming TV show for the Discovery Channel featuring AC/DC’s Brian Johnson as host. This is challenging work with little margin for error. That’s why Anastassopoulos uses Digital Hybrid Wireless® microphone technology from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more
Atlanta, GA – April 2014…
** Photo: John Penn with his Equator Audio monitors **
Whether it’s recording, mixing, sound design, audio post production, or a multitude of other audio-related functions, accurate studio reference monitors are crucial to ensuring that one’s projects translate well to a variety of playback mediums. Without a true reference system, audio playback on other equipment can be an extremely frustrating—and costly—experience. That’s why John Penn, CEO of Undercurrent Labs, producer, 3D sound designer and songwriter, insists upon the sonic accuracy of his D8 studio reference monitors from San Diego, CA-based Equator Audio. more
San Jose, CA – April 2014… …
** Photo: Roberta Starr **
Engaging the congregation in order to make services relevant in this age of shortened attention spans and instant gratification is a challenge all houses of worship encounter. Of particular importance, if the audience can’t understand what’s being said, the message is lost. Hence, the ability to provide good sound reinforcement is essential—and the audio chain starts at the input stage. Recognizing this, Cathedral of Faith relies on its assortment of H6 Headset and E6 Earset microphones from Menlo Park, CA-based Countryman Associates to get started on the right footing. more
Rio Rancho, NM – April 2014…
** Photo: Lectrosonics Digital Secure Wireless system **
Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Digital Secure Wireless system. Featuring AES-256-CTR (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption technology, the new Digital Secure Wireless system is ideal for use in environments where privacy is of paramount concern, such as corporate boardrooms, shareholder meetings, and government facilities. As a rugged and high-quality wireless microphone system, the new products will also find a home in theaters, film making, touring and other demanding applications. more
Buford, GA – April 2014…
** Photo: Bruce Hyer with his Equator Audio monitors **
In the world of advertising, delivering content that accurately portrays, reinforces, and builds a company’s brand image is central to staying in business. And if a high percentage of that business involves the creation of audiovisual materials, one must ensure the depiction of interesting and appealing visuals accompanied by audio content with clear, natural voice and music reproduction characteristics. Without the ability to clearly hear what’s taking place, the message is lost. That’s why—to ensure pristine audio performance—the creative team at Adventure Advertising, LLC relies on the sonic accuracy of the D5 and D8 studio reference monitors from San Diego, CA-based Equator Audio. more
Rio Rancho, NM – April 1, 2014…
** Photo: Lectrosonics SRb assembly kit **
In the great tradition of Heathkit®, Dynaco®, and Eico®, Lectrosonics is introducing user-assembled kits as a cost-saving alternative to its popular (and pre-assembled) SRb Series dual-channel receivers. The kits reduce the cost vs. finished products by approximately 50%. Along with saving money, users can enjoy the exciting challenge of sorting, correctly identifying, placing and soldering all the tiny parts – over 1,100 in all! more
*** Johnny Kubelka ***
Los Angeles, CA – March 2014… … Coping with a myriad of variables and unexpected production challenges is a routine part of the job for any location sound engineer. Whether it’s compensating for unexpected ambient noise, dealing with difficult wardrobe requirements, or one of a thousand other variables, one’s choice of microphones is a key consideration when it comes to mission critical audio for TV and film work. That’s precisely why LA-based production sound mixer Johnny Kubelka relies on his arsenal of B3 and B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier microphones from Menlo Park, CA-based Countryman Associates.
As the owner of JNO Sound, Kubelka is the Production Sound Mixer for The Horseman’s Apprentice on RFD TV, which follows the training of horse whisperer and show host Pat Parelli. He also recently completed work on the comedy film Oliver Stoned, which is currently in production. Further, Kubelka is widely known as a microphone aficionado who has numerous video product reviews posted online. In the two-plus years that he’s been working with his B3 and B6 microphones, he’s become a big fan of Countryman products. more
March 2014… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to announce three new products in the company’s L Series ‘Large Bandwidth’ line of wireless microphones. The new L Series units all share a wide tuning range of three standard Lectrosonics blocks, or 67.5 to 76.8 MHz, depending on the specific frequency band, and employ Lectrosonics’ patented Digital Hybrid Wireless® technology for compandor-free audio along with compatibility modes for interoperability with older analog systems. The new L Series product group consists of the LMb and LT beltpack transmitters, and the LR miniature receiver.
The LMb is the latest successor in Lectrosonics’ line of economical beltpack transmitters designed for applications including theater, house of worship, TV, ENG, video and film production. The LMb features an all-metal housing, wire belt clip, 50 mW of RF power, 25 or 100 kHz tuning steps (yielding up to 3,072 selectable frequencies) and an integrated multi-function switch with menu-selectable modes for power, mute or talkback. A graphic LCD and membrane switch panel plus IR synch port make setup and operation a snap. Power is provided via two AA batteries. more
Burbank, CA … Mojave Audio (David Royer’s 2nd microphone company) and Royer Labs, in partnership with Sweetwater Studios, recently participated in the 2014 Folk Alliance Conference and Winter Music Camp held at the Westin and Sheraton Crown Center Hotels in Kansas City, MO. Folk Alliance International exists to foster and promote traditional, contemporary, and multicultural folk music and dance and related performing arts. As part of this year’s activities, Mojave Audio and Royer Labs established a ‘Pop Up Studio’ for conference attendees to record in. It also gave musicians an opportunity to try the company’s microphones first-hand. After recording sessions, attendees were given multitrack audio files of their recordings.
Gaining logistical assistance from company friends at Sweetwater Studio, the Mojave and Royer team set up the studio in one of the hotel’s conference rooms. With support from Auralex, the Pop Up Studio gained some acoustical treatment to provide the best possible recording acoustics for those in attendance. Combined with a wide assortment of Mojave and Royer microphones, conference attendees found themselves in the midst of world-class recording products with a group of seasoned recording engineers. more
*** George Olson ***
Dallas, TX… Known as the King of Country and called a living legend by many industry critics, country music artist / producer George Strait is in the midst of a two year, multi-city tour known as The Cowboy Rides Away, which effectively marks his farewell to active touring. As is the case with any musical artist of this stature, Strait’s audiences expect to hear their favorite songs faithfully performed in relation to their recorded versions. Capturing live instruments truthfully is crucial to making that goal a reality and, to ensure sonic accuracy of the highest level, R-101, R-121, and R-122 ribbon microphones from Burbank, CA-based Royer Labs are used on several key instruments.
George Olson serves as the lead audio technician and FOH engineer for George Strait. Working through Onstage Systems of Dallas, TX (the company that handles Strait’s tour logistics), Olson has been a mix engineer for over 30 years. In addition to his work with George Strait, he also serves as monitor engineer for country artist Lee Ann Womack. With a pedigree of this stature, Olson certainly knows how to deliver quality sound. He discussed his preference for Royer ribbons. more
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