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HOSA TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES RECIPIENT OF 2014 AUDIO ENGINEERING PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP AT MUSICIANS INSTITUTE

** Photo: MI’s Jonathan Newkirk (left) with Danica Renee Garcia (right) **

** Photo: MI’s Jonathan Newkirk (left) with Danica Renee Garcia (right) **

Buena Park, CA – October 2014… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Hosa Technology Audio Engineering Program Scholarship at Musicians Institute (MI) in Los Angeles. The scholarship—now in its second year—is awarded to a new student enrolling in the MI Audio Engineering Program who clearly articulates their career goals in the music industry, as well as why they should be considered for the scholarship, in a 500 word essay. This year’s award recipient is Danica Renee Garcia of Santa Paula, CA. more

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D.A.S. AUDIO HELPS AGGRESSIVE SOUND DELIVER BIG RESULTS

From left – right: Jeff Hair and Bob Rager

From left – right: Jeff Hair and Bob Rager

Kent, OH – October 2014… From touring sound to special event projects and everything between, Northeast Ohio’s Aggressive sound offers a full range of services, including sound, lighting, and video equipment rentals as well as the engineers needed to manage the equipment. The company operates both locally and internationally, with the bulk of the company’s business taking place throughout the tri-state area of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. As the company expands its operations, the ability to have a sizeable equipment arsenal available to handle a wide range of projects is essential. That’s why, for live sound reinforcement, the company relies on loudspeaker systems from Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio.

Jeff Hair is the founder and president of Aggressive Sound, Inc. As the person responsible for all aspects of the business, Hair knows that sound quality is just one consideration to operating a successful sound services company. There’s also other important considerations such as reliability, hardware that facilitates easy setup and quality support services. For these very reasons, this is why over the past 2-3 years, Hair has invested in a variety of D.A.S. Audio equipment, including products from the company’s Aero Series 2 and Action Series catalogs. He discussed his experience with D.A.S. Audio. more

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LECTROSONICS ASPEN PROCESSORS INTEGRAL TO CHICAGO’S THE SECOND CITY THEATRE SR UPGRADE

** Photo: Brian O’Connell **

** Photo: Brian O’Connell **

Chicago, IL – October, 2014… Operating since the 1950′s, The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise, best known as the first ever on-going improvisational theater troupe in the United States. It is known also for the inclusion of live, improvised music during their performances and has served as the training ground for a host of famous alumni including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and many more. As part of an upgrade to the facility’s sound reinforcement (SR) systems, the venerable nightspot recently incorporated three Aspen SPN1612 16 input / 12 output audio processors from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more

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STAGETEC CENTRAL TO OPERATIONS AT NEW ROSE LANE STUDIO

RoseLane_HiCarpinteria, CA – October 2014… New to California’s scenic central coast is Rose Lane Studio, a multifaceted business encompassing a full service recording studio, a record company, editing suites, a sound stage with a two corner cyclorama for TV, film, and video projects, as well as a location company. Rose Lane Studio is truly a ‘one-stop-shop’ for audio and audiovisual production services—and central to operations at this new enterprise is an Aurus digital console and a Nexus router from Berlin, Germany-based Salzbrenner Stage Tec Mediagroup.

Sjoerd ‘Sjoko’ Koppert not only serves as Rose Lane Studio’s producer and engineer, he is also the president and CEO of the company. As an enthusiastic user of Stage Tec equipment for more than a decade, Koppert had no reservations when it came time to outfit his new facility. He discussed his fondness for Stage Tec equipment and how he envisions the opportunities for his new business. more

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AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!

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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