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Asian Million Star Uses The AKG DMS 700 To Shine Bright On Hong Kong TV

After five successful years in Taiwan, the singing extravaganza Asian Million Star premiered on Hong Kong with help from the highly versatile, frequency-agile AKG DMS 700 wireless microphone system. The wildly popular television show, which started months before the on-air premier with 5,000 aspiring singers, featured 25 contestants competing over the course of 13 episodes, with a panel of judges selecting the best vocal performers to move on to the finale.

Judges for the show included an array of respected audio and musical professionals ranging from creative composers to studio producers. With some of the most finely tuned ears in the business deciding the fate of each performer, the AKG DMS 700 system matched musical talent with sonic integrity. Not only does the clean digital audio transmission eliminate the distortion and significant noise levels that accompany other analogue systems, but it also offers 155MHz of bandwidth, which provides a more

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First Studer Vista Off The New UK Production Line

Soundcraft Studer’s production strategy; to converge both brands production in the Potters Bar facility, passed a significant milestone this week. With UK production now in full swing, the first Studer Vista large-format consoles were completed and went through test procedures with flying colours.

Formerly Vista, OnAir 3000 and Router production was done in the Studer Regensdorf facility near Zurich in Switzerland. Speaking from the Potters Bar production floor, Soundcraft Studer President Andy Trott reflected, “Over the past few months our staff here and in Switzerland have worked incredibly hard to transfer the knowledge, logistics and skills to the UK team, and so to see our flagship product come through its rigorous tests so smoothly today is a great testament to the quality of our people on both sites. From planning and procurement, to PCBA, build and test, I have to salute the production team and all the supporting staff more

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Randy Meullier Turns To Soundcraft Vi6 For Alice Cooper “Theatre Of Death? Tour

SSE Audio provides Soundcraft platform for rock legend’s European leg.

POTTERS BAR, United Kingdom — When Alice Cooper embarked on his current UK and European Theatre of Death tour, his long-serving sound engineer Randy Meullier was finally able to bag his first choice digital console — the Soundcraft Vi6™.

And he says he largely has Pete Russell at the SSE Audio Group to thank. Taking over the European sound production duties from Phoenix-based Precise Corporate Staging (PCS), by the time Russell suggested that Meullier try the Soundcraft platform (with the Vistonics™ II interface), the sound man — who has been piloting the legendary rocker’s front-of-house mixes for the past seven years — had already served his baptism on the Vi6 in Norway and Cyprus.

“Earlier in this tour I did a fly-in show at the Skaanevik Festival in Norway and it was a joy to use the more

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Scharff Weisberg Opens Up Pandoras Box for “Memphis: The Musical?

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When “Memphis: The Musical” opened on Broadway October 19 at the Shubert Theatre, the scenic projection design was supported by innovative technology provided by Scharff Weisberg, Inc. (SWI). SWI provided two Christie Roadster HD18K 1080 HD 18,000-lumen 3-chip DLP digital projectors plus two Coolux Pandoras Box Media Server PROs, two Coolux MediaManager PRO machines, and a Coolux Widget Designer PRO advanced control surface-creation framework.

“Memphis” takes place in Tennessee during the 1950s and the story revolves around a white R & B DJ who falls in love with a black singer he has introduced to his audience. The show depicts the changing society of the time and captures the decade’s R&B, gospel, and early rock ‘n roll sounds with a score by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan.

Video projection is primarily used in “Memphis” to identify locations from scene more

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MULTI-FACETED AUDIO ENGINEER MICHAEL ROMANOWSKI USES METRIC HALO’S ULN-8 FOR MASTERING, MIXING AND RECORDING

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: When audio engineer Michael Romanowski describes the Metric Halo Mobile I/O ULN-8 interface as the “do-everything” box, he isn’t exaggerating. In fact, the ULN-8 interface is so versatile that it has become an essential component in Romanowski’s workflow, whether he is recording on location or in the studio, mixing at home, or working in his mastering facility.

“I have two that I use at the studio, and then I have several that I use for location recording,” explains Romanowski, who was recently appointed as the Chairman of the P&E Wing of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Examples of Romanowski’s location recording projects range from Americana musician Todd Snider to the American Bach Soloists, with a wide variety of rock, jazz, pop and blues performers in between.

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DANLEY SIGNS MITEK AND SOUND MISSION FOR DISTRIBUTION IN CANADA AND THE EU

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA: Danley Sound Labs, home of world-renowned loudspeaker designer Tom Danley’s patented Synergy Horn (SH) loudspeakers and Tapped Horn (TH) subwoofers, announces the addition of two new international distributors to help keep pace with its rapidly expanding market. Mitek Canada will distribute Danley loudspeakers for houses of worship, commercial installations, and live venues to all points north of the continental U.S., while Sound Mission will do the same for Poland, Germany, and a growing list of other European Union countries.

Mitek Canada, one of the largest distributors of commercial and consumer electronics in Canada, provides a wide range of products to all retailers across the country, from national chains to single store specialists to integrators. It has representatives and trainers from coast to coast along with warehouses in both British Columbia and Ontario to provide its clients with timely service across the country. Sound Mission is fronted by more

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Furman 2010 NAMM Show Product Preview

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ASHLY BRINGS SIMPLICITY AND FUNCTIONALITY TO BECKER COLLEGE GYMNASIUM SOUND SYSTEM

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LEICESTER, MASSACHUSETTS: The Leicester campus of Massachusetts’ multi-campus Becker College is the 19th oldest campus in the United States. Indeed, the great John Hancock put his John Hancock… er, signature… on its charter in 1784. Now a prestigious private school, Becker’s 1,700 students uphold its strong academic tradition, and recent years have witnessed tremendous growth in the school’s athletic program. As such, the lone 37 year-old speaker cabinet, in the equally-old Leicester Campus Gymnasium, was proving more and more inadequate, and the school was forced to rent a better system for most events. When administrators approved a modest budget for a new system, the multimedia crew and athletic directors were overjoyed to receive a fabulous sounding and remarkably easy to control system, the logic, processing, and interface of which is provided by an Ashly ne24.24M matrix processor with intuitive Ashly remote control units.
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MORE HD SURROUND SOUND FROM SKY WITH SOUNDFIELD’S UPM-1 • Satellite Broadcaster Buys Eight SoundField Stereo-to-5.1 Upmix Processors

keith_lane.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA: European satellite broadcaster BSkyB, better known as Sky, has purchased eight of SoundField’s stereo-to-5.1 upmix processors for live use in their studios and outside broadcast facilities. The SoundField UPM-1 is a 1U, 19-inch rack processor which can create a convincing, phase-coherent 5.1 surround panorama from stereo audio in real-time, without adding any reverb or unwanted additional phase shifts. It does this by adaptively analyzing the two-channel stereo material, separating the content into its ambient and direct components, and placing any material from the center of the original stereo mix, such as commentary or dialogue, into the center channel of the resulting 5.1 panorama. For HD broadcasters, the UPM-1 ensures that most audio can be broadcast in fold-down friendly surround sound, without obvious moments when the broadcast soundscape narrows to stereo during the transmission of older, stereo-only material.

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CONFERENCE RENTAL USA PROVIDES SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION

Simultaneous Interpretation

Conference Rental USA Providing Interpretation

San Francisco, December 8, 2009 – Conference Rental USA recently provided push-to-talk conference microphones and interpretation equipment to the University of San Francisco, School of Law (USF) for a high-profile international symposium on emerging issues in trademark law.
With distinguished guest Justice Kong Xiangjun, Senior Judge of the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Supreme Court in China and one of the World’s 50 Most Influential People in IP, delivering a key address in Mandarin, the University was facing the need for simultaneous interpretation. The interpreted speech was to be delivered simultaneously to both the audience in the room and the audience online where the day-long symposium was broadcasted live.
Conference Rental USA advised the organizing team at USF on solutions of superior technology to allow the meeting to run as smoothly more

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