Burbank, CA… Royer Labs, a leading manufacturer of high quality ribbon microphones, is pleased to announce the availability of the 15th Anniversary R-121 Limited Edition Ribbon Microphone. Drawing upon the strengths that have catapulted the company’s original R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone into one of the most sought after ribbon microphones available, the 15th Anniversary R-121 Limited Edition Ribbon Microphone celebrates Royer Labs’ fifteen years as a leading manufacturer of ribbon microphones.
Royer Labs was founded in May 1998 and the R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone was the company’s first product. Of particular note, the first one hundred or so R-121 microphones shipped with a black version of the Royer Labs logo before changing to the green logo that has been a fixture on all R-121’s since that time. The 15th Anniversary R-121 Limited Edition Ribbon Microphone celebrates its unique status in the company’s history by donning the original black logo. more
Kannapolis, NC – May 2013…
* Photo: Charles Morrow (left) and Cam Taylor (right) at North Kannapolis Baptist Church *
As is the case with many houses of worship, music plays an increasingly vital role during services at North Kannapolis Baptist Church these days because of its ability to engage the audience and, as a result, make services more relevant to a wider constituency. After having struggled with the inadequacies of its previous sound reinforcement system, church leaders decided an upgrade was in order. After reviewing a variety of SR systems, the decision was made to install loudspeakers from the TrueLine and Wave Series catalogs of Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies. more
*** Colin Hart ***
Menlo Park, CA – May 2013… For anyone fascinated with flying using a jetpack, there is now a more cost effective opportunity to experience the thrill of taking flight: the Water Powered Flyboard. This new, French engineered water toy uses a wakeboard-like base and two hand-held nozzles that, when pulled by a personal watercraft, enables one to fly and perform a wide range of motions. To feature this exciting new creation, AOL Auto’s Translogic decided to create a demonstration video to be shown at their technology showcase. The challenging task of capturing close-up sound for this Water Powered Flyboard video was contracted to HartFX, LLC of Orlando, FL, a company specializing in providing sound effects libraries and editorial for films and video games.
Colin Hart, President of HartFX, LLC, discussed the challenges of capturing the full sonic experience amidst the extreme action and wet environment, and why he chose to use the water-resistant Countryman B6 lavaliere microphone. “For a series that showcases transportation technology, Translogic did a story on a water powered ‘jet wakeboard’ that literally enables the operator to fly as high as 40 feet while tethered to a personal watercraft,” Hart explained. “Since this video took place on the water in what can well be described as a new extreme sport, I needed a high quality microphone that could withstand being submerged to capture the sounds of the activity.” more
*** Nicholas P. Folse ***
New Orleans, LA – May 2013… As southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system, Ochsner Health System has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 16 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a ‘Best Hospital’ across 11 specialty categories. With greater than 13,000 employees and over 850 physicians in more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, training and related administrative functions are a regular part of Ochsner Health System’s efforts. With that in mind, their Poydras Conference Room was recently equipped with state-of-the-art AV technology. And at the heart of the AV system, there resides ASPEN audio processing technology from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics.
Interstate Electronic Systems (IES), LLC, a design/build firm with offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA, was contracted to handle Ochsner Health System’s AV facility upgrade. Nicholas P. Folse, Sales Engineer for IES, is based in the firm’s New Orleans office. He discussed the nature of the project and the decision to deploy Lectrosonics’ SPNTrio 8-In / 12-Out, ASPEN processor and the ASPEN SPN16i 16-input expansion unit. more
Valencia, Spain – May 2013 … The new version of the D.A.S. Audio website is here. The sound reinforcement manufacturer has launched its fully-renovated website updated with everything that the company’s extensive product catalog has to offer. The new version of the D.A.S. Audio website meets the increasing demand from clients and prospective D.A.S. Audio product users for up-to-date information on products, news, and technical support.
The navigational structure has been maintained—enabling users to easily find the information they need, browse the various product categories, and discover the latest D.A.S. news on installations, events, trade fairs, and seminars. Each of the products has an overview, technical specifications and a range of related downloads that include technical features, user manuals, catalog, high-resolution images, etc. more
Rio Rancho, NM – May 2013…
**** Photo: Martin Kelly ****
For those with a fascination for body art, Spike TV’s Ink Master is ‘must-watch’ TV. Sixteen of the country’s most skilled tattoo artists compete for $100K and the title of Ink Master. ‘Living Canvasses’ are permanently marked in a series of extreme challenges that push the contestants to their limit in this high-stakes elimination competition, hosted by rock legend Dave Navarro and judged by tattoo icons Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck. The show’s production utilizes a lot of wireless microphones and audio processing / networking technology—all of it coming from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more
Burbank, CA … Mojave Audio, a company founded by David Royer (known for his work with ribbon microphones), and its sister company Royer Labs, a leading manufacturer of high quality ribbon microphones, recently participated in the Folk Alliance International 2013 conference held at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 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’ as a means of demonstrating the companies’ products and to give conference attendees the opportunity to experience the capabilities of these products first hand.
Gaining logistical assistance from company friends at HHB Canada, the Mojave and Royer team set up a studio in one of the hotel rooms. With support from Auralex, the pop up studio gained some acoustical treatment while Universal Audio graciously provided some signal processing equipment—specifically the LA-610 MkII Classic Tube Recording Channel, the 4-710d microphone preamplifier, and Apollo high resolution interface. Combined with a wide assortment of Mojave and Royer microphones, conference attendees found themselves in the midst of world-class recording products and acclaimed recording engineers. more
Kernersville, NC – April 2013 …
**** Photo: Brent Everhart ****
In an effort to both revitalize their sanctuary and make worship services more engaging, the Summit Church recently completed a major facility enhancement that included multiple 60-inch LED displays and a variety of lighting fixtures. Of course, audio also played a significant role in the renovation and, to ensure worshippers could clearly hear every last detail, a new sound reinforcement system consisting of loudspeakers from the Aero Series 2 and Artec catalogs of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio were placed into service. more
Buena Park, CA – April 2013…
* Photo: Goby Labs Guitar-hook Thingy and the Stand-top Thingy for iPad *
Goby Labs, dedicated to bold innovation in the areas of musical instrument accessory products, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Goby Labs Thingy Series, which consists of the Goby Labs Guitar-hook Thingy and the Stand-top Thingy for iPad. These new accessories represent innovative, portable, and simple solutions to common everyday challenges musicians routinely encounter while gigging. more
Toronto, Ontario, Canada – April 2013…
* Photo: Insight Productions Audio Crew *
Reality TV is all the rage these days and one of the most enduring shows of this genre is Big Brother. With Big Brother Canada, a group of contestants, known as HouseGuests, are sequestered in the Big Brother House, under the surveillance of cameras and microphones. Each week, the HouseGuests vote to evict one of their own until two HouseGuests remain on finale night. The winner is decided by the last seven evicted HouseGuests, known as the Big Brother Jury. Capturing the interactions of the contestants is a key element of the show and, for audio, much of the responsibility lies in the wireless microphones—all of which rely on Digital Hybrid Wireless® technology from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more
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