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SSL DV ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR RORKE DATA GALAXY HDX3 AND PROSTOR INFINIVAULT STORAGE FOR GRAVITY MEDIA ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Drive Support Allows for Massive Data Transfer and Archive Storage
NEW YORK – The newly formed SSL DV, Inc., a Solid State Logic Company, is pleased to announce that the Gravity Media Asset Management system family of products now supports Galaxy® HDX3 RAID storage from Rorke Data and InfiniVault® secure archive storage from ProStor Systems for compliance monitoring. more

API DELIVERS 100th 1608 CONSOLE IN JUST TWO YEARS

will_anderson.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 2010: Almost two years after John McBride’s Blackbird Studio in Nashville purchased 1608 serial number 001, API president Larry Droppa recently traveled to Los Angeles to congratulate film and television composer William Anderson on his purchase of the 100th API 1608 console. Built to the exacting standards of API’s revered 1604 console, the 1608 puts API’s coveted sound and discrete analog circuitry into a modern mixer that is perfectly suited to work with digital recording platforms, at a price that is within reach for project studio owners. more

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Leading Canadian Cinema Chain Selects Christie DLP Cinema Projectors to Double Capacity for 3D Showings

Cinemas Guzzo

Christie announced that Cinemas Guzzo, a Canada-based leading independent cinema chain has purchased 57 Christie Solaria series digital cinema projectors, which utilize Academy Award*-winning DLP Cinema® technology from Texas Instruments’ (TI) (NYSE: TXN). Cinemas Guzzo, a family owned business founded in 1974, with 148 screens in 11 theatre complexes throughout the Montreal area, has launched several waves of expansion – the most recent being a new generation of avant-garde entertainment centers. more

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CBC/RADIO-CANADA MONTREAL AUDIO POSTPRODUCTION ADDS SONNOX RESTORE

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MONTREAL: CBC/RADIO-CANADA Audio Postproduction has selected the Sonnox Restore suites for use on the full range of its multifaceted programming.

Jean Diamant, CBC Supervising Technician – TV Technical Production, reports, “We added Sonnox Restore Suites to the CBC/Radio-Canada Montreal audio postproduction software inventory because they have an intuitive interface, a wide range of parameters and the ability to process quickly as AudioSuite plug-ins. They also complement our other restoration products.” more

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SENNHEISER MD 421 TURNS 50!

md421.JPGPointe Claire, Quebec, Canada, May 2010: This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the introduction of the classic Sennheiser MD 421-U large diaphragm, cardioid, dynamic microphone. The venerable MD 421, which is still in production as the MD 421 II, has been one of Sennheiser’s best-selling dynamic microphones for decades thanks to its durability, versatility, and ability to handle high sound pressure levels. Offering exemplary performance on voices, but equally effective on a wide range of acoustic and amplified instruments, the MD 421 continues to be an essential component of any microphone collection in the studio or on the road. more

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CBC/RADIO-CANADA MONTREAL AUDIO POSTPRODUCTION ADDS SONNOX RESTORE

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MONTREAL: CBC/RADIO-CANADA Audio Postproduction has selected the Sonnox Restore suites for use on the full range of its multifaceted programming.

Jean Diamant, CBC Supervising Technician – TV Technical Production, reports, “We added Sonnox Restore Suites to the CBC/Radio-Canada Montreal audio postproduction software inventory because they have an intuitive interface, a wide range of parameters and the ability to process quickly as AudioSuite plug-ins. They also complement our other restoration products.” more

BTX Named U.S. Importer and Distributor of Yamaha’s ProjectPhone Web Conference Microphone Speakers for Pro A/V Market

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — May 19, 2010 — BTX Technologies, a global value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface and integration products, today announced that it has been named as U.S. importer and distributor of the Yamaha ProjectPhone Web conference microphone speakers for the professional A/V market. BTX’s initial product offering will include the wide-bandwidth PJP-20UR microphone speaker, the personal pocket-sized PJP-10UR, and the eight-microphone PJP-50USB. more

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ALTINEX INTRODUCES CP481-008 AND CP482-008 MULTITOUCH™ PANELS

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Brea, CA – May 2010… Altinex, the leading manufacturer of Modular AV Solutions™, is pleased to announce the new CP481-008 and CP482-008 MultiTouch Panels. The latest additions to the company’s expanding line of touch screen controllers, the CP481-008 and CP482-008 both feature 8.4-inch LCD displays with an LCD resolution of 800 x 600 and a scaled resolution of 1024 x 768. Pre-programmed for use with Polycom (CP481-008) and Tandberg (CP482-008) video conference systems, these new MultiTouch panels feature an attractive, contemporary design that blends seamlessly with the most sophisticated boardroom and presentation space aesthetics. more

Shades of Skin kicks off tour with Fulcrum Acoustic

Fulcrum Acoustic US221 subwoofer

The Fulcrum Acoustic US221 subwoofer

Shades of Skin, a popular Christian rock band based in New England, recently kicked off their “Glow in the Dark? tour with loudspeakers by Fulcrum Acoustic. The tour’s inaugural performance was held at Faith Fellowship Church in Uxbridge, Mass., with sound mixing provided by veteran FOH engineer and live sound tech Joe Klein of Corporate Sound in North Attleboro, Mass.

The band features Brian Heil on bass, Steve Stratton on lead guitar and vocals, Matt Rossetti on keyboard and vocals, Ken Kaiser on guitar, and Justin Walker on drums. The band was a winner of the 2004 Palladium Battle of the Bands and made it to the finals in the 2006 Boston Battle of the Bands in Boston, Mass. more

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Sound Image Joins K1/KUDO Pilot Program and Prepares for Tom Petty’s MOJO Tour

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Sound Image’s Mike Sprague and Dave Shadoan and L-ACOUSTICS’ Paul Freudenberg with a few of the new K1 and K1-SB enclosures

ESCONDIDO, California — Southern California-based Sound Image, Inc., a full-service sound reinforcement provider for four decades, has now joined the short list of North American L-ACOUSTICS K1/KUDO Pilot Program companies.

At the request of Robert Scovill, Tom Petty’s longtime FOH engineer, Sound Image took delivery of L-ACOUSTICS’ K Standard package comprised of 48 K1 and 36 KUDO enclosures, 24 K1-SB and 24 SB28 subs, plus accompanying LA-RAK amplified controller racks. The system is currently in pre-production rehearsals for Petty’s upcoming MOJO Tour, which kicks off on June 1 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver and treks across the US and Canada through early October. more

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