LENEXA, KANSAS – SEPTEMBER 2009: Founded in 1884, employee-owned Kiewit Corporation is now one of the largest contractors in the world, with annual revenue in excess of $6 billion and distributed offices throughout the United States and Canada. The company recently built a new $18 million building for their Kiewit Power Engineers & Constructors divisions in Lenexa, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. Kiewit Power Engineers design everything from nuclear power plants to hydroelectric dams to renewable energy solutions, and the Kiewit Power Constructors turn their schematics into reality. The new building, which opened in June, accommodates some eight-hundred employees and houses a divisible conference room with audio processing delivered by a powerful, but affordable, Symetrix Zone Mix 760. more
Archive for October 5th, 2009
WSDG Provides World-Class Environment for Dedicated A Cappella Studio
SKOKIE, IL: A cappella, one of the most idiosyncratic of all performing techniques, presents the ultimate challenge in precision vocalizing. Recording performances which rely exclusively on the human voice for instrumentation as well as lyrics and melody is a unique art. VOCOMOTION Studio owner Freddie Feldman is a master of the genre.
Opening his original studio in Evanston, just outside of Chicago in 1998, Feldman quickly developed a core client base that ranged throughout the U.S., and into Europe and South America. â€œI got into a cappella in High School, and continued to perform and record it exclusively at Northwestern U,â€? he says. â€œThere are less than half a dozen studios in the world which specialize in this style. That provides us with a more
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Bella features relay stepped gain from 18 to 69dB in 1dB increments, switchable high-pass filter (-3dB @78Hz), phantom power (48V), polarity inversion (0/180Ëš), attenuation pad (-22dB), and mute functionality. Additionally, Bella can be remote controlled from professional standard Digital Audio Workstations like Apple’s Logic(r) software and Digidesign Pro Tools(r) | HD systems, as well as ICON(r) control surfaces.
Bella will be on display at the Prodigy Engineering booth #642 at the 127th Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York City, from October 9-12, 2009.
ABOUT PRODIGY ENGINEERING Headquartered in Bowie, Maryland, USA, Prodigy Engineering is a leading electronics design firm specializing in the development and manufacture of innovative audio signal processors. For more information, visit the Prodigy Engineering website more
Training for Both Audio Professionals and End Users
WEST CHESTER, PA, OCTOBER 5, 2009â€”Aviom, exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-NetÂ®, announces its October 2009 Applications & Technical Training Program webcasts. This month the company will be offering two types of seminars: one session designed for contractors, consultants and other audio professionals and a second a how-to for end users. This month’s featured end-user seminar is Lowering Stage Volume in the House of Worship taking place on October 8, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (5:00 p.m. Pacific) and October 22, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (5:00 p.m. Pacific). Aviomâ€™s Pro64: The Next Generation of Digital Audio Connectivity will be the featured seminar for audio professionals and will be held on October 22, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern (12:00 p.m. Pacific). more
New Edition of SSLâ€™s Ground Breaking Hybrid Analogue Console & DAW Control Surface Makes the Best Even Better
NEW YORK â€” Solid State Logic, the worldâ€™s leading manufacturer of professional digital and analogue consoles, is proud to announce the release of Duality SE at the 127th AES Convention, Booth 321 at the Jacob Javits Center from October 9 to 12. more
HD World Preview
Booth 1345 more
When French opera singer Roberto Alagna performed a one-off spectacular at the Chateau de Versailles recently, supported by the 90-piece Orchestre de Paris (conducted by Michel Plasson), Studer Vista 5 SR digital consoles handled both the house and monitor mixes.
The concert, performed in front of 7,000 people, was held in the middle of La Fontaine de Neptune basin â€” on a concert stage especially set up for two months in the summer, specifically to stage spectacular events of this nature.
The sound reinforcement system was provided by French distributors, DV2 while the two Vista consoles were loaned by Audiopole, the French Studer distributor.
FOH sound engineer; Jean-Marc Aringoli, was already familiar with the Studer topography having used the Vista 8 for several years to mix ambitious live musical spectaculars for television such as Les Victoires de la Musique at the Paris Zenith.
He wanted more
When Mel Patrick decided to re-form his surf-rock outfit, the Fabulous Blue Diamonds, he turned to the Soundcraft LX7ii to bring professional-quality recordings to his home studio setup. Along with lead bassist and lifelong friend Fred Lichota, Patrick set up the LX7ii as the centerpiece to a full recording system in his home studio.
Patrick and Lichota currently stand as the remaining two members of The Fabulous Blue Diamonds, a self-described â€œ1960s instrumental surf bandâ€? that got its start playing in night clubs, local TV stations and battles of the bands. Although they had a history as live performers, Patrick and Lichota chose to build on their legacy from the confines of the recording studio. Patrick designed and built the studioâ€™s mixing desk, leaving plenty of room for expansion. â€œAlmost everything from the LX7ii finds its way out to one of four patchbays in the mixing desk,â€? Patrick says. more
Security-based classes help improve integrator sales
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, October 5, 2009 â€” According to NSCAâ€™s 2009 Q3 Market Intelligence Briefingâ„¢, Application Trends in the Commercial Electronics Systems Industry, security and life-safety applications are the fastest-growing technology segments in the commercial electronic systems industry. Consequently, throughout the month of October, NSCA University is offering a 25 percent discount on courses designed to improve success in this rapidly growing area of technology.
Convenient, accessible training allows system integrators to increase their customer bases by reaching customers with new products and services. Courses eligible for the discount include:
o CCTV & Digital Video
o Access Control
o Basic Electricity
o Biometric Technology Demystified
o IP Networking
o Fiber Optics Technology
o Wireless Technology
â€œWell-trained employees in this sector bring opportunities for financial success,â€? said Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director. â€œMany integrators are adding these applications more
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L to R: Motoshige Nishio, Takashi
Murata, Shuzo Fujii and Takahiro Ueno
(MSI Japan); Sherif el Barbari
(certified trainer, L-ACOUSTICS); Michel
KANAGAWA, Japan – October 2009 — MSI Japan is the latest PA rental company to join the L-ACOUSTICS Rental Network and take delivery of a complete K1/KUDO system and LA-RAK touring racks fitted with LA8 amplified controllers.
Originally becoming the first V-DOSC partner in Asia in 1998, MSI has enjoyed a long history with L-ACOUSTICS. For more than a decade the relationship between the companies has flourished, and MSI has become one of Japan and Asia’s leading sound companies. Eleven years after their initial contact, MSI was contacted by L-ACOUSTICS Founder Dr. Christian Heil and invited to France for a meeting about K1. more