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Monty_Python_HiMenlo Park, CA – October 2014… World-famous alternative comedy group Monty Python recently took to the stage for the final time with a run of shows at London’s O2 arena in July. The final show of the ten-date production was aired live on UK Gold and across the world, so choosing the right microphone was a top priority. more

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VALLEY INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CENTER SELECTS D.A.S. AUDIO

** Photo:  Simon Estrada Jr. **

** Photo: Simon Estrada Jr. **

San Benito, TX – October 2014… Just a short drive from the Mexican border and southeast of the city of McAllen, Valley International Christian Center (VICC) recently opened a new, almost 70,000 square foot sanctuary. This state-of-the-art church is the largest house of worship in the Rio Grande Valley and, in 2013, was recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in America by Outreach Magazine. Music plays a vital role in VICC’s worship services and, to ensure a high level of speech intelligibility and excellent music reproduction characteristics, church officials recently gave the green light to the deployment of a new sound reinforcement system drawn from the catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio. more

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LECTROSONICS ASPEN SERIES PROCESSOR PROVES INTEGRAL TO TRINITY-BY-THE-COVE EPISCOPAL CHURCH RENOVATION

** Photo: Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church **

** Photo: Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church **

Naples, FL – October, 2014… With a history dating back to 1949—when worship services were held on the porch of the original Naples Beach Hotel— Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church is a small, beautifully maintained and picturesque house of worship originally designed by Palm Beach architect Howard Major. The church recently completed a significant renovation that includes a substantial upgrade of the sound reinforcement system in the sanctuary. And at the heart of that new system is Aspen Series signal processing drawn from the catalog of Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more

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LET LOOSE THE LECTRO

** Photo: Richard Meredith **

** Photo: Richard Meredith **

London – September, 2014… Sound Recordist Richard Meredith was able to choose the right gear for the job when faced with recording in a forest at night for a new reality game show with some demanding circumstances. The brief was recording sound for a new TV series for ITV and FOX; Release The Hounds. The ‘Hounds’ set was a huge open forest several miles west of London with games happening all over it. It was decided that the shoot would be done in studio style, with the director in a central gallery and all camera feeds incoming and recorded on a stack of recording decks, as opposed to shooting in camera. The location was spread so far and wide that it ended up being two galleries. more

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SALZBRENNER ANNOUNCES POLARIS EVOLUTION NETWORK AUDIO MIXING SYSTEM

** Photo: Polaris Evolution **

** Photo: Polaris Evolution **

Los Angeles, CA – AES Booth 1547… Salzbrenner is pleased to announce the North American debut of the network controlled Polaris Evolution cloud-based digital audio mixing system with the Polaris Scala audio DSP unit. Polaris Scala is the node where all aspects of the Evolution system’s simultaneous audio processing operations originate and come together. The Polaris Scala is where controllers are connected via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, resources are allocated for the tasks at hand, and where signal sources and output devices are connected. The system’s radically new cloud-based operations and flexibility usher in a new era in digital audio mixing and processing. more

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DPA MICROPHONES, LECTROSONICS AND SOUND DEVICES HOST ‘THE SOUND SUMMIT LA’

Sound_Summit_LA_HiLOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 — On Wednesday, October 8 at The Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, CA (http://www.thesoundsummit.org/la), just prior to the start of the 137th International AES Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center, DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics and Sound Devices will host The Sound Summit LA event. The three manufacturers represent the pinnacle of the location audio capture side of professional audio, with products commonly used in the field, including DPA’s d:screet™ Miniature Microphones and d:dicate™ 4017B Shotgun Microphone, Lectrosonics’ new L Series and DSW wireless microphone systems and the Sound Devices 664 Field Mixer and rack-mounted 970 64-Track Dante and MADI Audio Recorder. more

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COUNTRYMAN EARSET MICROPHONE SOLVES MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION CHALLENGES

* Photo: David M. Millsaps MD FAAP *

* Photo: David M. Millsaps MD FAAP *

Hickory, NC – September 2014… Recent health care changes—such as new documentation requirements, electronic medical records, and increased pressure to complete documentation during the patient’s actual office visit—have created new challenges for medical professionals. While laptop computers and tablets have certainly increased computing mobility, the need for real-time data entry into electronic medical records (EMR) has become quite a challenge—particularly if one’s typing skills are marginal. To better meet the demands of his profession while streamlining the data input process, David M. Millsaps MD FAAP of Unifour Pediatrics PA reports that he has found a better way, thanks to his use of Nuance Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2™ and his directional E6 Earset Microphone from Menlo Park, CA-based Countryman Associates. more

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COUNTRYMAN MICROPHONES HELP PERFORMANCES THRIVE AT THE HERCHEL AVRA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

** Photo: Jim Bryant **

** Photo: Jim Bryant **

Pryor, OK – September 2014… Located in Northeast Oklahoma, the Pryor Public Schools has a long and rich tradition of academic excellence and student activities—attributed in large part to strong support from the Pryor community. Pryor High School has a wide offering of courses, including a strong fine arts program. Each year, the school presents a major musical performance in the Herchel Avra Performing Arts Center and, to ensure the best possible audio quality for these productions, earset microphones from Menlo Park, CA-based Countryman Associates are used. more

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LECTROSONICS WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY IS “UNFORGETTABLE”

** Photo: (from left to right): Gary Silver, Paul Koronkiewicz, and Larry Hoff **

** Photo: (from left to right): Gary Silver, Paul Koronkiewicz, and Larry Hoff **

New York, NY – September, 2014… As it starts its third season, CBS’ hit TV show Unforgettable is looking to capture solid ratings during the increasingly competitive summer season. The show stars Poppy Montgomery as Detective Carrie Wells, a female police detective with an unusually detailed memory, and her partner Lieutenant Al Burns, played by Dylan Walsh. Capturing the action involves an innovative approach to sound recording—and to ensure the highest quality audio, Production Sound Mixer Larry Hoff, CAS relies on his arsenal of wireless microphone equipment drawn from the catalog of Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more

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GRUND AUDIO DESIGN ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF ACTIVE MODELS TO ACX SERIES LOUDSPEAKERS

ACX-2_HiCouncil Bluffs, IA – September 2014… Grund Audio Design, a pioneering manufacturer of loudspeaker and signal processing products for the audio professional, is pleased to announce the expansion of the ACX Series loudspeaker line with the addition of four new active models: the ACX-2A, ACX-5A, ACX-2MA, and ACX-5MA. Designed as a budget friendly sound reinforcement solution for the 200 – 400 seat House of Worship market, smaller meeting / presentation facilities, and similar applications, the new active ACX Series loudspeakers carry the benefit of power amplification that is optimized for the enclosure along with streamlined system cabling.

All ACX Series loudspeakers utilize MDF (medium-density fiberboard) enclosures and provide component concealing grilles for visual aesthetics and protection. Color options include black and white for all models. more

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