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Press Releases For : March 27, 2015

Spider Ranch Utilizes Vue Audiotechnik Al-4 System for Clint Eastwood at At&T Pebble Beach

Monterey, California, March 26, 2015 – The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am has evolved into one of the most prestigious stops on the PGA Tour since singer Bing Crosby started it in 1937. This annual golf tournament played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course, features an all-star lineup of both pros and celebrities, making it as much fun for serious golfers as it is for autograph seekers.

Run almost entirely by volunteers, the famous golf tournament is one of the Monterey Peninsula’s largest fundraisers, doling out a whopping six million dollars to local non-profits and other youth-oriented charities each year. Clint Eastwood heads up a prestigious evening party honoring the volunteers and Spider Ranch Productions was chosen once again to provide full technical production. The 2,500 person event is held at the Monterey Conference Center in the 19,600 square foot Serra Ballroom that sports a production technology challenging 15-foot high ceiling.
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Spider Ranch Productions (San Francisco) provided sound, lights and video. Audio featured the VUE Audiotechnik al-4 subcompact line array system hung in 3 clusters as delays, supporting the Spider’s main system, along with DiGiGo SD8 (FOH) and SD9 (MON) consoles, Shure wireless UHFR mics, and Shure PSM900 IEM’s.

The lineup of artists included Jake Owen, Kenny G, Ray Romano, Clay Walker, Joe Don Rooney, Gary Mule Deer, Michael Bolton, Colt Ford, Larry the Cable Guy, Huey Lewis, Charles Kelly, Bill Hopkins Band and of course Clint Eastwood as the main host.
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The biggest challenge that faced the audio production was how to deal with the low 15-foot ceiling without obscuring sightlines and still provide perfect coverage and sound quality for the delays. Spider Ranch’s owner Alex Moran explained his choice of the VUE Audiotechnik al-4 system.

“We used the al-4s here last year and they were a dramatic improvement in several ways over loudspeakers we have used in past years. Due to the venue’s small ceiling heights the VUE al-4 line array was the ideal choice for this delay application. The line array’s small footprint solved the sightline dilemma. Additionally the low ceiling height made traditional rigging options unavailable, so the delay loudspeakers needed to be dead hung. This was not a problem with the al-4s since they are so lightweight a single technician took the entire array up in a scissor lift and easily hung it. Solving these problems and having a quality loudspeaker system that exhibits excellent definition and clarity makes the VUE al-4 a perfect fit for this kind of job.”

This year Spider Ranch added the recently released al-4-sb flyable isobaric subwoofer to each delay hang. The compact al-4-sb has two long-excursion 15-inch transducers with neodymium magnets and 4-inch voice coils placed front-to-front in an isobaric configuration.

“We used the al-4-sb as a low frequency component companion to the al-4s. This brought out the true nature of the music being performed on stage a 110 feet away to the people at the rear of the hall. At this event everyone is important and the sound quality everywhere is paramount. I’m very pleased with the addition of these compact isobaric cabinets.”
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About VUE Audiotechnik
With an unflinching focus on innovation through technology and a firm commitment to relationships the VUE Audiotechnik team united in 2012. With more than a century of combined experience, VUE’s founders have been at the epicenter of many of professional audio’s most noted success stories. From visionary loudspeaker designs that set the tone for our industry today, to the development of the giants in modern sound reinforcement, the team’s work has been felt and heard throughout the spectrum of professional audio. Since inception, VUE has experienced immediate acceptance and unparalleled growth. Though a relatively new addition to the lineup of professional audio loudspeaker manufacturers, VUE is already recognized as a leader in innovation. Explore our success stories at www.vueaudio.com.

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Press Releases For : March 26, 2015

Shotoku Expands With New Corporate Headquarters

COMPANY TO FOCUS ON CONTINUED GROWTH IN KEY CAMERA SUPPORT AND BROADCAST MARKETS

United Kingdom – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, has announced that it has relocated its UK corporate headquarters to a new location in Sunbury that doubles the size of its operating space. The announcement was made by Mike Wolfe, managing director, Shotoku, from the company’s brand new office.

According to Eddershaw, in its new location, which is just a few miles away from the company’s original Staines premises, Shotoku will be better positioned to continue its steady growth as a leader in the broadcast market, with a specific focus on camera support solutions.

“We are very pleased to open our new UK corporate headquarters,” says Wolfe. “It’s an extremely convenient location just west of London, and for our many worldwide clients it’s just 10 minutes from London’s Heathrow airport. We have been in Staines since the very start of Shotoku UK in 2005, but have fully outgrown our first place. With 2014 being our strongest year yet, we’re looking forward to enjoying even more success and serving our growing customer-base from our new home in Sunbury.”

The new Sunbury facility is twice the size of the previous facility and will support Shotoku through its continued growth in sales of robotic and manual camera support products, and VR tracking systems worldwide.

Like Staines, Sunbury will be the global headquarters for the design, development and manufacture of Shotoku’s robotic camera support solutions, as well as a major source of support for its worldwide network of agents and distributers for global sales and service.

About Shotoku Broadcast Systems
Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with third-party equipment. Established as an engineering design firm specializing in advanced mechanics and electronic control systems, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan with offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. The Company’s robotic camera systems are designed, developed and manufactured in Sunbury, UK. For further information: www.Shotoku.tv
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Shotoku contact: James Eddershaw
+44 (0) 1784 224650 / mailto:info@shotoku.co.uk

Press contact: Desert Moon Public Relations & Advertising / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / mailto: mailto:Harriet@DesertMoon.tv

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DPA Microphones Spices it up for Grammy-Nominated Brazilian Sound Engineer Gabriel Pinheiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, MARCH 26, 2015 - For Grammy-nominated Latin American Sound Engineer Gabriel Pinheiro, capturing the best audio possible is critical to the success of his work. In order to find that extraordinary sound and dependability he is looking for, Pinheiro relies on DPA Microphones’ d:screet 4061 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphones.Gabriel Pinheiro

Pinheiro purchased his first two pairs of DPA microphones, the d:screet 4061 miniature omni mics with mounting accessories, about three years ago after taking a tour of the DPA factory in Denmark. He has been using them ever since, including on a recent, soon-to-be finished feature film on the life of the popular Brazilian musician, Chico Buarque.

“We shot the Chico Buarque film at the Cidade das Artes in Rio, which is a beautiful, new, 1,250 seat theatre,” says Pinheiro. “It is an amazing place. Everything you are going to see in the movie was recorded live, with no overdubbing and no fake singing or playing. I used all four of my DPA 4061s and also rented some more. I do a lot of acoustic music and this production had drums, acoustic bass, acoustic piano and at least one acoustic guitar at all times. For a few songs, we also relied on some clarinets, flutes and additional strings, including a quartet comprised of a cello, viola and two violins. We used the 4061s on all of the instruments because you just don’t see them. I’ve been using this technique for recording acoustic guitar in live environments for two years now. I just place one of those tiny 4061s on the inside of the guitar and it sounds amazing.”

Last year, Pinheiro used an extensive amount of DPA Microphones for legendary Brazilian singer/songwriter Gilberto Gil’s sold-out 70th birthday concert at Brazil’s Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro. “The show was amazing and featured his five-piece touring band along with a symphony orchestra and a large amount of DPA gear,” he adds. “I used my DPA equipment on all of the acoustic guitars and basses and had a DPA specialist in Brazil bring in about 30 of DPA’s d:vote 4099s and d:screet 4060s and 4061s for the rest of the instruments. The entire orchestra was basically DPA; it sounded gorgeous.”

Pinheiro especially appreciates the flatness that DPA microphones offer. “On some microphones, you have what they call a colored sound, which means that the microphone itself has some sort of curve, but the DPAs, including the 4061s, are really, really flat,” he says. “The mics don’t mess with the sound at all and you can do all the tricks you want later. They have everything you need from low- to mid- to high frequencies, and despite their miniscule size, they have a huge sound. It’s a very impressive microphone and film directors love it because it is practically invisible.”

Due to the exceptional sound clarity of DPA’s microphones Pinheiro purchased a d:dictate 4011A about a year ago, which he uses in addition to his d:screet 4061s, as a studio mic for various music projects.

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Christie Solaria Series 2K/4K Projectors ans Christie Vive Audio Power the New Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theaters in Vineyard, Utah

Christie Partner CLACO Equipment Brings Christie Vive Audio to Utah Theatres
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Christie® Solaria® Series 2K/4K Projectors and Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound systems are powering 12 of the 13 screens at the new Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres in Vineyard, Utah, which held its grand opening ceremonies on March 13. Installed by Christie partner CLACO Equipment & Services, the new Megaplex is an integral part of an ongoing revitalization of the former Geneva Steel Site property. It combines the visually stunning images of Christie 2K/4K projectors with the audio excellence of Dolby technology and the Christie Vive Audio system, the first to be installed in Utah.
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Ten of the Christie-powered auditoriums feature Dolby Surround 7.1; the other two are configured to meet Dolby Atmos® sound specifications. They deliver a breathtaking, immersive experience with sound that is marked by astonishing clarity, richness, detail, and depth.
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Founded by Utah Jazz owner Larry H. and Gail Miller, Megaplex Theatres is among the top grossing theatre chains in the United States. The new location in Utah marks the 18th theatre complex to be opened by Miller. Hailed by community leaders as a vital entertainment destination, the theatre has created approximately 100 new jobs and is attracting additional retail, entertainment, and residential growth in the region.
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“We consider ourselves a part of the community and strive to bring quality entertainment to all our guests,” said Jeff Whipple, vice president, Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations for Megaplex Theatres. “CLACO Equipment helped us deliver the best movie-viewing experience available today, and their choice of Christie Solaria projectors, Christie Vive Audio components and Dolby technology ensures every patron in every seat enjoys the ultimate visual experience and premium, immersive sound.”
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The new Megaplex Theatres accommodates approximately 3,000 guests. It includes amenities such as motion seats that move in synch with the movie, luxury lounge, premium seating, and a full-service food court. Christie auditoriums feature High Frame Rate (HFR) and four auditoriums feature 3D projection systems for stunning, life-like images. They also feature Christie Vive speakers configured to the highest standards to meet Dolby specifications for a life-like audio experience. Dolby Atmos/Christie Vive auditoriums feature Christie Vive LA3 and LA4 screen channels with LA4S wall surrounds, and LA3C ceiling speakers. Dolby Surround 7.1 auditoriums are wired with Christie Vive LA1 and LA3 screen channels with LS3S wall surrounds.
“We worked with Megaplex Theatres from the design stage to the final installation, and Christie was always our first choice for digital cinema,” said Eric Butterworth, sales manager for CLACO Equipment & Services. “We have installed hundreds of Christie projectors and stood behind the brand for more than 30 years because all of their products are backed by expert customer service. The introduction of Christie Vive and the amplifier’s five-year warranty were a game changer for us. The warranty, especially, is the best in the industry and attests to the confidence that Christie has in the reliability of their products.”
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“We are pleased that CLACO and Megaplex Theatres have selected Christie Solaria 2K/4K digital cinema projectors and Christie Vive Audio, combined with the superior audio experience of Dolby, to ensure all of their guests enjoy the highest quality movie-going experience,” said Patrick Artiaga, director, Business Development, Audio, Christie. “We are proud to be part of the Megaplex Theatres family, because they play a prominent role in their community, offering exceptional entertainment and a great value.”
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Christie celebrates the opening of its Mexican office

Christie®, a global visual technology company, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Mexico, which was officially inaugurated at an event attended by customers and business partners in the country, as well as senior members of the Christie management team. The new facility, which also serves Central America, represents the logical next step for Christie’s leadership in the Mexican market, providing an unrivalled level of service and support to its clients and partners.
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The new facility occupies over 302 square meters and hosts a vast area devoted to sales, service and training. It also has several dedicated spaces including a showroom displaying Christie’s latest technologies, several rooms for seminars, training courses, commercial meetings and staging live demos, along with an extended sales open space. Among the products on display at the office are Christie® MicroTiles®, Christie Brio™, Christie Solaria® One, Christie CP2220 and different LCD panels from the FHD Series. As well, the Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound system – the world’s first audio system to feature a unique ribbon driver technology in a single enclosure line array design, purposely crafted and built for entertainment environments – will be available for demonstrations.
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The office will also host a Network Operations Center (NOC), which will provide remote monitoring and comprehensive maintenance for Christie cinema products, along with preventive servicing and on-site emergency response.
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Christie’s new facility is located in Bosques de las Lomas, a neighborhood in western Mexico City that hosts offices of key Mexican companies and international firms. Heading the operation as General Manager Mexico territory and Central America is Ernesto Armus (http://bit.ly/1MOE3JW), who will be supported by a team of engineers, administrative officers and sales managers representing all Christie’s business units.
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“The new office represents our long term commitment to growing our business in Mexico, a truly dynamic region for Christie where we have had great success over the years and we continue to see massive potential for more growth,” said Armus. “We will now be able to offer to our trusted partners and end users a more efficient service and quicker response support team, and of course our new facilities will be open to them for their own use.”
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Jack Kline, president and CEO, Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., said the opening of the facility in Mexico is critical in meeting the accelerating demand for Christie’s digital cinema, Pro AV, visualization and simulation solutions and services throughout Mexico and Central America. “Investing in local resources and training will ensure that Christie will be well placed to enjoy the benefits of the expansion of the region over the long term, and continue to establish itself as a major player within the Mexican and Central American markets.”
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Several Christie business partners will be attending the opening and touring the new facilities today and throughout March, including Jorge Chávez from Videology; Jacques Dornbierer from DOR Internacional; Carlos Tejeda and José Luis Gómez from T&T; Juan Carlos Alcázar, Alejandro Mendoza and Carlos Alcázar of Grupo Covix; Alejandro Machorro and Alejandro Araiza from Cocolab-Poink; and Marcelo Cantu, Alejandro Sanchez and Mauricio Guillen from Inteligos.
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The guest list also had a strong representation from many of Christie’s key customers in Mexico including Rolando Maggi and Jose Leonardo Marti from Cinemex; Carlos and Felipe Sanabria from iclick; Alejandro Tejado Donde, Alejandro Ramírez Magaña and Gabriel Morales Becker from Cinepolis; Jose Ignacio Higuera and Fernando Poblador from Alboa; Agustín Torres from Canacine; and Luis Vargas from Rentrak.
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Some of Christie’s most significant work in Mexico includes the installation of Christie 3DLP® rear cubes in the Federal Police Intelligence Center, at PEMEX (the Mexican state-owned petroleum company) and at the headquarters of CFE (the state-owned electric utility of Mexico). As well, high-powered Christie DLP® projectors are used by leading rental stagers in the country to illuminate the Chichen Itza pyramids and different historic monuments and buildings in the states of Puebla and Merida. And most recently, a Christie D4K3560 projector was installed to illuminate the biggest screen of the Cineteca Nacional (Mexico’s national film archive).
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In the cinema industry, Christie DLP Cinema® projectors and Christie Vive Audio™ systems are used by leading cinema chain Cinemex (the sixth largest worldwide). Also, Cinemagic, a cinema chain focused on building cinemas in towns within Mexico with between 50 and 70 thousand inhabitants, has recently digitalized 70 screen with Christie Solaria One+ and Christie CP2220 projectors.

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WSDG CREATES RUSTIC OWL CITY STUDIO FOR PLATINUM ARTIST ADAM YOUNG

src=”http://blog.svconline.com/briefingroom/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/140825-Adam-Young-Residence-Studio-Plan-and-Section-231×300.jpg” alt=”140825 Adam Young Residence Studio-Plan and Section” width=”231″ height=”300″ class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-86531″ />Owl City Brian Bradley_2386 150Owl City Brian Bradley_2390 150Owl City ltr WSDG cofounder John Storyk_studio owner Adam Young_GCPRO founder PK Pandey  photo by Felipe Tavera  150140825 Adam Young Residence Studio-Plan and Section

OWATONNA, MN: Rapidly progressing from nascent electronica music experiments in his parents’ basement back in 2007, singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Adam Young evolved from initial iTunes sales and a burgeoning Myspace site to a major deal with Republic Records in 2008, and on to Fireflies, a six-time platinum single, from his Ocean Eyes debut album (certified platinum in 2010). Increasing critical and commercial success has intensified Young’s focus on his music. To support his creativity he moved from his family home to a handsome rustic log cabin deep in the Minnesota woods, where he recently completed construction on a Walters-Storyk Design Group-WSDG, ‘dream’ studio.

“Adam Young’s manager Steve Bursky was impressed by our Jungle City Studio in NYC when he worked there a couple of years ago,” reports WSDG project manager, Joshua Morris. “When Adam decided to build a studio in his new home, Bursky suggested that he talk with us. I visited the site and met with him to get a true sense of what he was looking for. The local contractor was extremely meticulous in meeting all the requirements of our drawings. The results of our final acoustic measurements for reverberation time and Sound isolation met or exceeded all our goals. This studio is a gem.”

Owl City features a spacious (675 sq. ft.) control room outfitted with an SSL AWS console, Adam Audio S-4XV mains, twin 60” LCD monitors and an extensive collection of outboard gear. The studio was constructed with natural wood to compliment the log cabin’s interior and exterior setting. The Control Room is outfitted with a custom rolling slate-topped producer’s desk, and four mobile equipment racks to facilitate room reconfiguration to accommodate diverse session requirements. WSDG also designed an innovative, polycylindrical ceiling cloud to fine-tune the mixing position. A (225 sq. ft.) live room with a (35 sq. ft.) vocal booth supports Young’s primarily keyboard-based productions. PK Pandey, founder of GCPRO, coordinated the technology package.

Commenting on his new studio Adam Young remarked, “It was a tremendous honor and privilege working with John Storyk and WSDG PM, Joshua Morris, and systems designer, Federico Petrone. The studio they designed exceeded all my expectations. I couldn’t be happier working in the environment they created to suit every specific need I had. It looks fantastic and sounds even better, and at the end of the day I am thrilled to be the proud owner of such a fabulous studio. Endless thanks, WSDG.”

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Photos (1-3): Owl City Studio, front, rear and side perspectives. Credit photos by Brian Bradley
Photo 4: (l-t-r) WSDG co-principal John Storyk, Platinum artist Adam Young, GCPRO
Founder PK Pandy photo by Felipe Tavera

Walters-Storyk Design Group-WSDG, has designed over 3500 media facilities worldwide. Credits include Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios (1969); NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center and Le Poisson Rouge; broadcast facilities for The Food Network, ESPN, and WNET; major education complexes for NYU and Berklee College of Music, Boston (2015 TEC winner) and Valencia, Spain; and media rooms for such corporate clients as Hoffman La Roche. Recent projects include NYC’s Jungle City Studios and private studios for Green Day, Jay-Z, Timbaland’s Tim Mosley, film composers Carter Burwell and A.R. Rahman, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys. WSDG principals John Storyk), Beth Walters, Sergio Molho, Renato Cipriano, Dirk Noy and Silvia Molho lecture frequently at universities and industry events, and contribute regularly to industry publications. WSDG has collaborated with such noted architects as Frank Gehry, Rafael Vinoly, Norman Foster, Oscar Niemeyer, Phillipe Stark and Nicholas Grimshaw. WSDG is a nine-time winner of the prestigious NAMM TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/Facility Design. The firm maintains offices in NY, SF, LA, Miami, Buenos Aires, Belo Horizonte, Basel, Beijing, Barcelona, Mexico City, St. Petersburg and Mumbai.

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TDC announces partnership with NIDA – Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art

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Guiding Australia’s next generation of artists

TDC – Technical Direction Company is proud to announce a pioneering partnership with the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), which will see TDC provide invaluable expertise, guidance and support to the next generation of Australia’s artists, technical theatre designers and practitioners.

Through this partnership, TDC will give NIDA students access to expert training and the latest cutting-edge stage and live performance technology including LED screens, large-scale projections, videos and broadcast camera systems.

Michael Hassett, Managing Director, TDC, said: ”As one of Australia’s largest suppliers of video technology solutions the company is honoured to partner with NIDA and looks forward to working with the staff and students to provide technical knowledge and industry-readiness.”

The collaboration will see TDC provide specialist consultation and support on video technology, specifically the latest advances in projection, media servers, and LED technology and its dynamic use in live entertainment to NIDA for teaching and production purposes, as well as technical support for NIDA student productions.

We believe our investment in NIDA will achieve this and more as the students graduate and become the next generation of creative leaders in Australia and abroad.

Graham Henstock, Head of Technical Theatre and Stage Management at NIDA, believes the collaboration with TDC will help students in their career development by providing access to expert practitioners as well as hands-on experience with the best technology in the business.

In supplying assistance across classwork, assessable projects and NIDA’s full-scale student productions, TDC is giving students the opportunity to flex their creative muscles, experiment with high performance equipment and, importantly, gain vital industry experience.

This year marks the first year of the partnership, which promotes the creative potential of advanced technology in the performance space.

Some useful links:
Twitter: @TDC__
Facebook: @TechnicalDirectionCompany
Instagram & Pinterest: technicaldirectioncompany
LinkedIn: Technical Direction Company

Twitter: @NIDACommunity
Facebook: @NIDACommunity
Instagram: nidacommunity
LinkedIn: National Institute of Dramatic Art

About TDC – Technical Direction Company
Established in 1981, TDC’s expertise is in providing video technology solutions for major TV shows, theatre, corporate events, concert touring, exhibitions and outdoor events. Holding one of the largest stocks of high-end video equipment including LED, projection, displays and HD camera systems, TDC is the preferred provider of technical solutions for the top designers, producers, and production companies across the Asia Pacific region.
www.tdc.com.au

About NIDA – National Institute of Dramatic Art
The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s leading centre for education and training in the performing arts. Since 1958, NIDA has educated students in performance and production for theatre, film and television, and today is a powerhouse for Australia’s creative sector, recognised for its world-class approach to dramatic arts education and practical training philosophy.
nida.edu.au

Media contact:
Katinka Allender, Publicist, K-Communications & Associates, +44 203 371 9216, k.allender@k-communications.com

Press Releases For : March 25, 2015

Listen Technologies to Participate in Almo Professional A/V’s “Fully Charged” E4 AV Event in Chicago

WHO: Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of assistive listening products for over 16 years, participating in E4 AV event hosted by Almo Professional A/V.

WHAT: Chicago-area event, part of the award-winning E4 AV Tour, giving resellers, integrators and consultants the opportunity to “charge up” their businesses. Alongside other industry leaders, Listen Technologies will be displaying selections from its full product line, including soon-to-be-released products. The event is complimentary (including parking) for Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go to www.e4avtour.com.

WHERE: Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook, IL
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

WHEN: 8:00am–4:00pm, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Now in its sixth year, the E4 tour has traveled to cities around the country to provide product, technical and business training needs to thousands of resellers and installers while creating the ideal forum for professional networking. Named the industry’s best one-day distributor event, the E4 program fuels up AV professionals by offering a full day of educational sessions worth InfoComm Renewal Units as well as exclusive access to the newest high energy AV products and services.

CONTACTS:
Listen Technologies Press Contact:
Carrie Keele / Tel: 801-542-7750 / carrie.keele@listentech.com / www.listentech.com
PR Contact:
Robert Clyne / Clyne Media / Tel: 615-662-1616 / Robert@clynemedia.com / www.clynemedia.com/

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Lighthouse Evangelism Upgrades with Two SSL Live. L500 Consoles

WOODLANDS, SINGAPORE - The services at Lighthouse Evangelism Woodlands in Singapore are being heard in a new light thanks to the addition of two SSL Live. L500 consoles, one for its front of house duties and the other for monitors mixes. As Lighthouse Evangelism’s recording studio is home to a Duality SE, the choice of SSL for the sound system at the Woodlands venue was a natural progression.SSL Live

With the help of SSL’s Singapore office, the two L500 consoles were delivered and installed by Managing Director Chan Kheng Wah and Live Marketing Manager Dominic Koh, who also facilitated the sale and are coordinating local training and support. The SSL consoles were chosen to replace Woodlands’ previous consoles and have delivered a significant sonic improvement.

“The difference between the previous consoles and the SSL L500s is like night and day,” says Rhey Ruiz, Head of Sound for Lighthouse Evangelism. “The microphone preamplifiers are amazing. We can hear so much more of our instrumentation, which has really contributed to the enjoyment and fulfillment that the congregation experiences at each service. What’s more, we record all of our services to multi-track, and the integration of the recording capabilities has been perfect. We can record directly from the microphone to the recorder without any filtering, which is something we were not able to do in the past.”

Lighthouse Evangelism Woodlands hosts various worship services throughout the week, accommodating as many as 4,000 people with an average weekly attendance of 15,000 congregants. The new SSL Live. consoles were installed in the Main Hall Sanctuary of the multi-level facility, which features a two-tier seating arrangement. The console used for front-of-house duties accommodates band instrumentation, choir and microphones for the pastors as well as for guests and congregants. The second L500, situated stage-side, serves as the monitor console. The two consoles share inputs from SSL stageboxes via SSL’s Blacklight II high-bandwidth, multiplexed MADI interface, which reduces the number of interconnecting cables between stage rack, FOH and monitor desks. The system additionally employs SSL’s arbitrated gain sharing.

Founded in April 1978, Lighthouse Evangelism continues to serve its congregation in English, Mandarin and other Chinese dialects.

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.

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SSL Live. L500 Consoles Deliver Flawless Performance for 30th Annual Victoires de la Musique

PARIS - Celebrating its 30th year, Les Victoires de la Musique is France’s most prestigious annual awards ceremony, akin to the Grammy and Brit Awards, which is broadcast live from the 5,000 seat Le Zénith arena in Paris. The nearly four-hour show, in which the French Music industry recognizes the year’s top recording artists, featured performances by David Guetta, Brigitte, Jean Louis Aubert and Christine and the Queens, among others, who were all supported by a full orchestra. For this year’s live performances and broadcast, the ceremony’s audio crew turned to four SSL Live. L500 consoles to deliver the ultimate sonic performance for FOH and monitors.SSL Live. L500 at Victoires de la Musique 2015_MQ

Supplied for the event by Parisian rental firm Silence, the L500′s intelligent and comfortable layout, with its intuitive touch screen and hardware controls, allowed the ceremony’s two front-of-house engineers to deliver a flawless show. The production was extremely technically sophisticated, with 10 SSL stageboxes on stage. Fabien Chanier, who handled the FOH mix for the performers, and Stephane Pelletier, who mixed the orchestra, deftly handled the immense workload of this technically complex live event. Chanier and Pelletier also faced the sonically challenging placement and use of movable screens, which were shifted around the stage throughout the show, obscuring different loudspeakers at varying times.

In addition to the two SSL Live consoles at FOH, two more L500s were stationed at the monitor position, where Alex Maggi mixed the bands’ monitors while Jerome Kalfon controlled the orchestra’s. Gilles Hugo, director of Silence, the Paris-based AV company that provided sound services for the show, served as the ceremony’s director of sound. Already an enthusiastic SSL Live user, Silence also recently used an L500 for the NRJ Music Awards, presented by NRJ Radio and broadcasted on TF1 TV.

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast, live and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.

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