LOS 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
Hickory, NC – September 2014…
* Photo: David M. Millsaps MD FAAP *
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
Pryor, OK – September 2014…
** Photo: Jim Bryant **
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
New York, NY – September, 2014…
** Photo: (from left to right): Gary Silver, Paul Koronkiewicz, and Larry Hoff **
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
Council 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
*** Luke Roetman ***
Atlanta, GA … As a non-denominational church, Buckhead Church (a campus of North Point Ministries) averages 7,000 adults over the course of its four Sunday services. Using technology to spread the word beyond the physical confines of their 3,000 seat auditorium, services from Buckhead Church are occasionally broadcast via North Point Ministries’ online presence (http://northpointonline.tv/), which is shared with several other churches within the North Point Ministries organization. Capturing the musical performances that constitute a significant portion of the church’s services is an important task in order for them to have natural sound quality, as thousands are listening. To help accomplish this, Buckhead Church uses the R-121 Mono Ribbon Microphone from Burbank, CA-based Royer Labs.
Luke Roetman is the Audio Director for Buckhead Church. For the past five years, he has been responsible for overseeing all audio production as it relates to church services and any other activities that take place in the auditorium. Roetman has been using the Royer R-121 for three years and it has become his go-to microphone for electric guitars. more
Memphis, TN – August 2014…
** Photo: Briarcrest Christian School’s Sparks Chapel Fine Arts Center **
For over forty years, Briarcrest Christian School has been recognized in the Mid-South for its unique combination of academic excellence and Christian education. Starting at the pre-school level and continuing through the 12th grade, Briarcrest Christian School offers students a wealth of learning opportunities, including a comprehensive Fine Arts program. In an effort to support its music, theatre, and a wide range of other on-campus activities, the school recently opened the Sparks Chapel Fine Arts Center. To ensure the highest levels of speech intelligibility and music reproduction characteristics, the facility is equipped with a world-class sound reinforcement system drawn from the Aero Series 2 catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio. more
*** Tommy Vicari ***
Los Angeles, CA… While there are many gifted audio engineers, few have reached the level of Tommy Vicari, the Producer, Recording Engineer, and Scoring Mixer for Motion Pictures and Television. With an impressive list of credentials that spans approximately 35 years in the record business, 15 years in the motion picture industry, and 16 years as the orchestra mixer for the annual Academy Awards (aka The Oscars) show, Vicari is one of professional audio’s true luminaries. The Grammy® and Emmy® Award winning engineer has been an integral part of films such as the current biopic Get on Up about the life of James Brown, and was the 2013 winner of the Cinema Audio Society Award for his work on Behind The Candelabra— a look at the life of Las Vegas entertainer Liberace. With Vicari’s stature, he can use any gear he chooses, and at the heart of his studio successes are microphones from Mojave Audio and its sibling company Royer Labs.
Vicari recently worked on a project for the Disneyland® Park in Hong Kong and, during those sessions, he became a true fan of the Mojave Audio MA-100 and MA-101fet small condenser microphones. These sessions included seven woodwind instrumentalists playing flute, alto saxophone, oboe, baritone saxophone, clarinet, tenor saxophone, and bassoon; a brass section with four trumpets, four trombones, and four French horns; plus a sizeable string section. more
Amsterdam – August, 2014…
** Photo: Barbara Straathof. **
Singer Barbara Straathof is enjoying unexpected success after her exposure in season 3 of the TV show ‘The Voice Of Holland’. It was the third season of the Dutch reality singing competition, created by media tycoon John de Mol, and the first sophomore season ever of the show’s format. After rising demand for her appearances following her participation on the show, Straathof’s first professional decision was to choose a microphone system for her rapidly building live schedule. more
Toronto, Ontario, Canada – July 2014…
** Photo: The "Big Brother Canada" crew **
As one of the largest reality show franchises on television, Big Brother follows a group of strangers living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One by one, the House Guests vote each other out until, at the end of three months, the last remaining House Guest wins the grand prize. Big Brother Canada, produced by Insight Productions Company LTD. for Shaw Media Inc. and airing on both Global and Slice television, allows one to see how people react when forced into close confinement with others outside their comfort zone. Capturing the interactions of the contestants is what makes the show so interesting and to ensure not a snippet of dialog is missed, B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier microphones from Menlo Park, CA-based Countryman Associates are used extensively. more
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