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Soundcraft Studer Appoints Alan Wright to new Quality and Continuous Improvement Role

Soundcraft Studer has promoted Alan Wright, previously UK R&D Manager, to the role of Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager, reporting directly to Andy Trott, Vice President & General Manager of HARMAN’s Mixing and Microphones & Headphones Business Unit.

Trott says, “We pride ourselves on the levels of quality and ingenuity across our businesses but we also have a mantra of continuously improving everything we do; however large or small that improvement might be. It is Alan’s role to drive the business on all fronts of quality, ISO, process improvements and Green initiatives; we consider these to be business imperatives, hence why this function reports directly to me.“

Wright joined HARMAN in 1995 with BSS Audio then moved to Soundcraft under the same roof in Potters Bar. He has an MBA from the University of Hertfordshire.

“During the past few years running Engineering Services, and latterly R&D more

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R2W Provides Powerful JBL Loudspeaker System At PBR Rock Bar

Adding another staple to the Las Vegas bar, restaurant and nightclub scene, systems integration firm R2W designed and installed a complete JBL loudspeaker system at Fine Entertainment’s recently constructed PBR Rock Bar to support all audio from background restaurant music to televised sporting events and live rock concerts.

The 1,100-capacity venue, located in the Miracle Mile complex at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Hotel, combines a rock and roll atmosphere with a nightclub, American grill, more than 100 high-definition televisions and a mechanical bull to offer patrons a Vegas experience like no other. In addition, the PBR Rock Bar’s main dining hall transforms into a stage for live performances after dark.

R2W installed 21 JBL AM7212/95 12-inch full-range 2-way loudspeakers, five ASB6125 high-power dual subwoofers, eight AC28/26 2-way loudspeakers and four Control 24CT 2-way ceiling speakers for the 13,000 square-foot dining/bar area, along with 15 JBL Control more

Tom Kenny Lights Trio of Sir Elton John-Leon Russell Performances with Support from Scharff Weisberg Lighting

Photo by Star Kahn

Photo by Star Kahn

Scharff Weisberg Lighting scored a hat trick when it supported lighting designer Tom Kenny’s needs for a trio of back-to-back appearances by Sir Elton John and the legendary Leon Russell.

Elton and Leon kicked off the release of their new studio album, their first collaboration in 40 years, with a concert broadcast live from The Beacon Theatre on October 19, an appearance on Good Morning America the following day, then wrapped up their stop later that night with a T Bone Burnett-curated benefit for arts education, The Speaking Clock Revue.

Scharff Weisberg Lighting responded quickly to Kenny’s requirements with a wide array of equipment for three different gigs. The newly-renovated Beacon Theatre posed a particular challenge being a tight fit for large lighting rigs especially those that more

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Bauder Audio Puts NEXO GEO S, NEXO RS18 to the Test

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—For more than 30 years, Richard Bauder has provided audio production services to the greater Philadelphia area. Recently, Bauder Audio Systems added to its audio arsenal extensive quantities of NEXO line array products, including 22 GEO S1210, two GEO S1230, eight of the new RS18 Ray Subs, and six NX4x4 amplifiers.

“We bought the quantities we did to be able to split it in two equal rigs or act as one large system,? states Brian Naab, Production Manager. “The sound, price, weight and reliability were big factors as was the US distribution by Yamaha. Having a well-known name like Yamaha behind these products made a big difference over the other European speaker manufacturers that we have used and were considering. When we demoed the RS18, we were very impressed with the quality of the bass, SPL output, and flexibility. Being able to run them in Cardioid more

L-ACOUSTICS KIVA System Meets Predictions and Solves Problems for North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

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NCSSM’s ETC Auditorium, now home to a new KIVA System from L-ACOUSTICS

DURHAM, North Carolina — Offering an intensive two-year study in the fields of math, science and technology, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) in Durham is distinguished as the world’s first public residential magnet school catering to high school juniors and seniors demonstrating a strong aptitude and interest in this specialized curriculum.

For more than ten years, NCSSM’s John Freidrick Educational Technology Complex (ETC) Auditorium has served as the school’s primary host venue for guest lecturers, theatrical productions and musical artists visiting the campus. When the ETC Auditorium’s original sound system was finally deemed to be inadequate for the 650-seat, single-balcony theater, the school called upon local integrator John Koelle of North State Sound to design and install a new system. more

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Trio’s New HD Mobile Unit Hits The Road With Cobalt Digital

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(Urbana, IL, November 30, 2010) – Trio Video (www.triovideo.com ), a Chicago-based mobile production company, recently rolled out Tempo – its newest HD mobile unit furnished with an extensive complement of Cobalt Digital’s (www.CobaltDigital.com) 3G/HD/SD conversion gear. The Cobalt equipment is being used to distribute audio and video signals throughout the vehicle, and convert high-definition signals to different levels and formats. Chris Shaw, Cobalt’s vp of sales, made the announcement from Company headquarters in Urbana, IL.

“Tempo is a complete rebuild of an existing trailer into the HD world,? commented Roger Redensek, Project Manager at Trio Video. “Our priorities included building a truck that sustained our industry-wide reputation for excellence while meeting a very tight budget. Cobalt’s superior, reliable and cost-effective products enabled us to do both.?
Trio’s new Tempo carries the latest technology including a full size production more

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Sennheiser Canada Announces a Landmark Partnership with TELUS

telus_logo.JPGMontréal, Canada, November 2010: Sennheiser Canada, leading purveyor of high-end professional and consumer audio products, announces its partnership with TELUS, one of Canada’s leading mobile telecommunications providers, to sell Sennheiser EZX 60 Bluetooth(r) headsets and MM 50iP stereo headsets in its 1,200 stores across the nation. Launched on November 1, 2010, this breakthrough partnership, spearheaded by Michael Wyman of Sennheiser Canada’s Communications Division, is to give TELUS customers ready access to Sennheiser’s superior headset fidelity and state-of-the-art noise and echo cancellation technologies.

The two initial Sennheiser products chosen by TELUS represent the company’s core technologies and superior performance. The Sennheiser EZX 60 is a monaural, behind-the-ear Bluetooth headset. It features advanced digital noise and echo cancellation, easy call control, lightweight comfort, and long talk time. While the Sennheiser MM 50iP is aimed at iPhone users, it is also compatible with other smartphones, offering more

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Almo Professional A/V Teams with ZeeVee to Provide Affordable HD Video and Digital Signage

Almo Professional A/V Teams with ZeeVee to Provide Affordable HD Video and Digital Signage

Philadelphia, PA — December 2, 2010 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, today announced a new distribution relationship with ZeeVee Inc, developer of affordable and easy-to-deploy HD video distribution products. ZeeVee’s ZvPro™ and ZvBox® products are now available directly from Almo for HD video and other commercial digital signage applications. ZeeVee will exhibit and provide a training session during Almo’s final E4 AV partner training and networking event of the year on Dec. 15 in New York City.

“The ZeeVee team has found a way to enable affordable distribution of HD video and digital signage, and we are now able to pass along these benefits to our partners,? said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “The great pricing and simplicity of the products are more

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APB ProSpec Rackmount Mixers Deliver Exceptional Performance

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Totowa, NJ––The new ProSpec-1U8M Mixer embodies the highest level of performance in terms of audio quality, precision control, flexibility and build in a rackmount format.

The new family of ProSpec mixers from APB has been created for live performance applications; Mono, Stereo, or LCR mixing in installations, and portable applications requiring the highest performance.

Each of the ProSpec-1U8M’s 8 mic/line input channels features a Burr-Brown microphone preamplifier with industry leading APB-engineered support electronics.

Every input channel also has internally illuminated switches for Solo, 48 Volt, Polarity Reverse, and High-Pass filter functions. A dynamic dual-colored LED is on each input channel for signal monitoring.

For more flexibility, channel assignment can be selected by an additional per channel illuminated switch to Left Right (with pan control) or Center mix buses. Master output level functions are controlled by a single L-C-R master level control.

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Carpenter Performing Arts Center on Top of the World with KIVA

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LONG BEACH, California — Located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center has been delighting audiences for more than 15 years with its diverse schedule of events. With the recent addition of a full FOH and monitor system package from L-ACOUSTICS, the venue’s leadership reports that both patrons and performers alike are now happier than ever. more

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