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AVANT GARDE RECORDING GEAR FOR VISION FESTIVAL

vision_festival.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 2009: Now in its 14th year, the Vision Festival continues to draw avant-garde jazz enthusiasts to New York City for six days of inspired performances from the best of the best in the genre. This year, Vision Festival XIV was held at the Abrons Arts Center, a Lower Eastside landmark that boasts a rich legacy of arts programming and community involvement. More than that, the Abrons Arts Center features ideal stage and audience acoustics. Longtime recordist for the event Stefan Heger, of FisheyeMusic Studio in Cologne, Germany, was delighted with the stage’s sound and brought a raft of gear, including a SoundField MKV spatial microphone system, Mojave tube mics, and twenty channels of TRUE Systems and Daking preamps to capture its every nuance.

“The Abrons Arts Center brings live recording to the next level,” said Heger. “The more

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FAT POSSUM RECORDS GOES LIVE WITH THE SLIM SENNHEISER MKH 8040

bruce_watson.JPGOXFORD, MISSISSIPPI – AUGUST 2009: Fat Possum Records formed amongst the juke joints and shade trees surrounding Oxford, Mississippi in the early 1990s, and made local blues legends RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough famous. Their fame synergistically raised the label’s profile and attracted other established and aspiring acts to its growing roster. Over the course of the ensuing decade, the older bluesmen passed on and the label shifted focus to indie rock acts like Andrew Bird, Fiery Furnaces, and The Black Keys. That evolution also involved the label’s recording space, which recently arrived at a pinnacle of poetic perfection: a gutted, 130-year old house with the grit of life still resonating in its frame. The two recording sessions so far completed there made abundant use of another recent acquisition: a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040 cardioid studio condensers that, label manager and in-house producer, more

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Southern Baptist Convention Finds ‘Comfort’ in New Yamaha TXn Amplifiers

southern-baptist-convention-audio-team.JPGLOUISVILLE, Ky.⎯The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), formed in 1845, took place this year June 23- 24 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. The convention included Music features and Concerts of Praise over the two-days and was attended by over 8,800. Audio assistance was provided by Bill Thrasher, Thrasher Design Group; Chris Hinkle, Prestonwood Baptist Church of Dallas; Blair McNair, independent monitor mix engineer; Phil Allison, Waveguide Consulting; Jim Carey, Liberty Baptist Church; Jack Pitts, Capitol Design Group; as well as house of worship product and marketing managers from Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. Jeff Davidson of First Baptist Church of Dallas provided technical coordination.

The Southern Baptist Convention purchased 24 new Yamaha TX6n amplifiers late last year from Capitol Design Group in preparation for this year’s event. Yamaha Commercial Audio has supported the SBC for over 20 years, more

MULTIDYNE SHOOTS AND SCORES FOR ACTIONCAM’S DYNAMIC PRODUCTIONS

HD-1500 Fiber Optic Link Used in ActionCam’s Final Four Debut; Upcoming HBO Production

LOCUST VALLEY, NY – While ActionCam’s aerial camera made history flying over the Michigan State vs. University of Connecticut showdown during the CBS 2009 NCAA Final Four, a tiny fiber optic link provided by MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems was working overtime transmitting the broadcast’s HD-SDI and SDI TV signals. MultiDyne, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, supplied the company’s HD-1500 Fiber Optic Link incorporated into ActionCam’s aerial camera, ensuring seamless transmission during the Final Four broadcast.

multidyne-actioncam-rack-mount.jpg“Getting an over-the-court shot for the first time in live broadcast basketball was a major component of our company’s national debut, and MultiDyne was a part of that,? says PJ Bennett, president and CEO of ActionCam, a next-generation more

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GENELEC CUSTOM INSTALLATION SYSTEMS PROVIDES SOLUTIONS FOR TWO CHALLENGING HOME THEATERS

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— The AIW26 Active In-Wall Loudspeaker allows for a clean look for the front wall while the compact yet powerful HTS3B Active Subwoofer reinforces low frequencies in a fireplace —

— Genelec Custom Installation products easily interface with high-end home automation and whole-house audio systems to integrate complete home theater solutions —

NATICK, MA, August 10, 2009 — Components from Genelec Custom Installation Systems helped upscale home theater designer and integrator Integrated Media Systems (IMS), based in the Greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, effectively create and build two challenging home theaters in eastern Virginia. Products including the AIW26 Active In-Wall Loudspeaker, the HTS4B and HTS3B Active Subwoofers, and the AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeaker were tools from Genelec’s broad array of speakers for home theater systems integrators to use to achieve the vision that they and their clients have for more

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Atlona Technologies to Host Free Product Training Presentations at CEDIA ’09 in Atlanta Georgia, Booth 6519

CEDIA Expo ’09 in Atlanta Georgia is right around the corner and Atlona Technologies is excited to be a part of the exhibit. Atlona Technologies, leading solutions manufacturer of Audio Video Connectivity accessories, have decided to take it amongst themselves to actively host a series of product trainings at their booth throughout the event. These presentations are intended to not only showcase many of Atlona’s newest and innovative products on the market today, but will also provide knowledge over basic and advanced AV accessory usage. Atlona Technologies pride themselves on making sure distributors, as well as end users alike, feel comfortable and confident in understanding the products they manufacture. With these trainings, anyone can get a grasp of the latest in technology as well as the benefits Atlona has to offer to everyone from home installation to custom installers.

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WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES SELECTS PROVIDEO SOLUTIONS FOR SALES REPRESENTATION

pvs_hi.jpgGreensboro, NC – August 2009… WorxAudio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the pro touring and install markets, is pleased to announce it has selected ProVideo Solutions to represent the company’s sales efforts in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Well known for its sales representation and strategic consulting capabilities within the professional audiovisual communities, ProVideo Solutions will be tasked with increasing WorxAudio Technologies’ presence throughout the critical south central US sales territories. more

EAW Products Selected for Pride Barcelona 09

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EAW Loudspeakers, Subwoofers and Processors provide powerful sound for live music and DJs at gigantic GLBT pride event

Whitinsville, MA, USA, August 10, 2009 – Leading Spanish multi-media/audio provider FOCUS, S.A. was recently contracted to furnish sound reinforcement for Pride Barcelona 09, a huge GLBT event attended by an estimated 15,000 people. The event was held June 28 at Avenida Maria Cristina in Barcelona, Spain. As they often do, FOCUS turned to EAW, a world leader in audio system solutions, for loudspeakers and processors for the night’s main stage concert, which featured several live musical artists and DJs performing well into the early hours of the morning.

The main P.A. system consisted of 16 EAW KF760 Line Array Modules (eight on each side of the stage), eight EAW KF730 Compact Line Array Modules (four more

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DIGITAL PROJECTION PUBLISHES TRUE COST OF PROJECTOR OWNERSHIP CALCULATOR

ATLANTA, GA (August 11, 2009) – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, has created a fully-automated cost of ownership calculator for the AV industry. The calculator fulfills numerous requests from AV integrators in both Commercial AV and Home Cinema channels. The defining article and cost of ownership calculator can be viewed on Digital Projection’s website by visiting http://www.digitalprojection.com/efficiency.

Given the current economic climate, purchase decisions need to be based not just on the initial purchase price of the product, but also on the long-term cost of ownership, as the combination of the two defines the actual cost of owning and operating any product. The cost of ownership calculator acts as a simplified, comprehensive tool, taking into consideration the following data: initial purchase price, lamp replacements, scheduled maintenance, miscellaneous consumables and cost of power.

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London’s Clapham Grand Nightclub Finds Great Sound with EAW

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EAW loudspeakers and processors keep the hits coming at this recently renovated historic venue

South Africa-based firm Surgesound provides EAW components for Clapham Grand London and several other venues

Whitinsville, MA, USA – London, England’s Clapham Grand nightclub, located in a historic theater space, was recently renovated, and the club’s P.A. system features outstanding sound thanks to loudspeaker and processor components from EAW, a world leader in audio system technology. South Africa-based pro audio distributor/installer Surgesound supplied the equipment, and the London branch of the SSE Audio Group installed the system and is in charge of its maintenance.

The system consists of four EAW DC4 Medium-Format Dance Club Loudspeakers, four EAW DCS2 Bent Horn Dance Subwoofers, 10 EAW JFX100i Compact Full-Range Loudspeakers and one EAW UX8800 Digital Signal Processor. Lab.gruppen FP+ more

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