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AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHER VINCENT LAFORET RELIES ON ANTON/BAUER BATTERIES TO POWER HIS REMARKABLE BODY OF WORK

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES, MARCH 15, 2011 – Renowned director and photographer Vincent Laforet, has relied on Anton/Bauer®, a brand of The Vitec Group and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, for dozens of commercial and film shoots. He has turned to the company once again to power one of his latest projects, the final chapter of the “The Story Beyond the Still?, in collaboration with Canon, Vimeo and Grey New York, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received three Lions at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. “The Story Behind the Still? was the result of the first ever and largest user-generated HD video contest in history. To kick off the “The Story Beyond The Still Contest,? Laforet brought his interpretation of a still image to life, which served as the first installment of a seven chapter collaborative work in which each participant was asked to interpret the previous winning final still image to start their vision for the subsequent chapter. The final chapter was created by Laforet and all the chapter winners.

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Soundproofing: Using Multiple Materials to Acheive Sound Isolation (Video)

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When attempting to soundproof a room, there are various levels of sound isolation and many different types of materials available. How far you go with your construction will depend mostly on they type of sound you wish to abate. The acoustic solution needs to be designed around your specific application. Is it the noise of an industrial plastic shredder or speech from an adjacent office?

A typical wall construction consists of two layers 1/2″ gypsum applied to either side of a 2×4 wood or metal stud. Many of these walls for residential and commercial interiors will lack insulation in the cavities. This type of construction will yield an STC (Sound Transmission Loss) around 31 – 33. By simply adding a layer of fluffy glass fiber insulation to the cavity, the STC will increase by 4-5 points and prevent sonic resonance. Additionally, a layer of mass loaded vinyl barrier more

Teer Engineering And HARMAN’s JBL CBT Series Loudspeakers Provide Unobtrusive Yet Expansive Sound At St. James Cathedral

When the time came for St. James Cathedral to upgrade its sound reinforcement system, John Teer of Teer Engineering had a specific design objective: the loudspeakers had to blend into the church’s interior, but without any compromises in performance. To meet the audio and aesthetic needs of the Orlando, Florida house of worship, Teer selected HARMAN’s JBL CBT Series column speakers.

Aesthetics was “a huge part of the project,? Teer said. “The church wanted a high-quality sound system that was state-of-the-art but easy to use–and the technology had to be visually unobtrusive.?

“Before we were involved in the project, the initial system design called for big, tour-grade line array clusters hanging right in the middle of the sanctuary, which was unnecessary,? noted Teer, whose Orlando-based firm designed and installed the upgraded audio system.

“The church needed a sound system for spoken word only, and the church’s pipe more

BSS® Audio’s Soundweb™ London Networked Digital Signal Processors Provide the Backbone for Audio at the Computer History Museum

In January 2011, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California completed a 2-year, $19 million renovation that included a total upgrade of its audio system. System designer Bowen Technovation turned to BSS Audio Soundweb London signal processors and networking products to serve as the backbone of the Museum’s large-scale audio system.

The Computer History Museum is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, an appropriate location for a facility dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history. The Museum is home to one of the largest international collections of computing artifacts in the world, including hardware, photographs, documents, software, movies and more.

“We chose BSS Audio because we needed a system that could accommodate the signal distribution, processing and control needs of a large, complex networked audio installation,? noted Bowen Technovation President, Jeff Bowen, whose company specializes in audio/video, lighting, control and production solutions for museums, more

SBS Broadcasting Chooses Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ Solution For Loudness Control

After a thorough process of evaluation that incorporated both measurement and listening test, SBS Broadcasting in The Netherlands has installed Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ solution for loudness processing across all of its television channels.

SBS was prompted to investigate loudness control in order to comply with the new EBU R128 loudness recommendation, which was formally announced by the EBU’s PLOUD Group at the IBC Convention in September, 2010.

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Josbert van Rooijen, Manager Broadcast & IT at SBS, says: “Complying with R128 is a complicated, step-by-step process. Proper and clean switched loudness processing is of vital importance if SBS is to be able to combine old style programming with content that is already compliant to the new paradigm. Switching needs to be carried out in a smooth and seamless manner, without changing the overall audio impression. In our opinion, Jünger more

API ENJOYS HEIGHTENED 1608 SALES IN ARGENTINA

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: While analog recording equipment manufacturer API saw widespread and consistent success with its 1608 console last year, the company is already on track to rival its performance in 2010. As an example, API’s Argentine dealer, SL Audio, has already sold three 1608s. The new console owners include Barbara Zampini, Palito Ortega and Luis Bacque.

Barbara Zampini, bass player and widow of famed punk rocker Dee Dee Ramone, “splits her time between Las Vegas and Buenos Aires,” said Daniel Paracha, sales and support engineer at SL Audio. “She’s currently building a nice project studio in Argentina, and [when considering recording gear,] her engineers Jeronimo Escajal and Hernan Perez advised her to get the API 1608. [All other equipment] has been purchased around it.” According to Paracha, Zampini will be recording and mixing all of her future tracks through the more

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SOLOMON AWARD-WINNING CHURCH RELIES ON DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS AND ASHLY DSP

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WAYNESBORO, PENNSYLVANIA: Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church is nestled among the farm fields and southern slopes of the Appalachian Mountains near Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. When the skyrocketing cost of construction materials ruined the church’s plan to build a new facility to accommodate its burgeoning membership, Hollowell fell back on plan B – convert the gymnasium into a dual-purpose room. Steve Christiano of G.A.D.G.e.T. Media (Maryland) came on board, even though he was dubious about the prospect of building the lowly ‘gymnatorium.’ But careful planning, abundant acoustical treatment, and first-rate gear, including Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and Ashly DSP, turned the project into an award-winning renovation that has attracted a lot of favorable attention. Indeed, Hollowell earned the Church Production Magazine and Worship Facilities Magazine’s, Solomon Award for Best Church Design Renovation Project for fewer than eight hundred seats.

“To me, the word ‘gymnatorium’ screams compromise, as in, ‘does neither one more

MIAMI STUDIO FINDS ITS SOUND WITH A 1608

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MIAMI, FLORIDA: Professional analog audio gear manufacturer API has just shipped a 16-channel 1608 to a new premier recording facility in Miami-Studio 26. According to the facility’s staff, the console provides exactly the kind of sound that they were looking for.

“After looking at all of the other options on the market, we decided to go with the API 1608,” said PJ McGinnis, Studio 26′s manager and main engineer. “I really love the vintage look and sound of the 1608, but I also love that it offers new, modern features that make today’s recording process quicker and more flexible than a vintage console. The 1608 seemed to fit perfectly with the type of projects that will be worked on at Studio 26,” said McGinnis.

The studio’s first project is for up-and-coming singer-songwriter Cris Cab’s debut album. Cab, who is just more

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CHICKENFOOT USES API 1608 FOR NEW RECORD

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – MARCH 2011: Working on a follow-up album to its 2009 debut, rock and roll super group Chickenfoot has recently finished recording new tracks on a 16-channel API 1608. The band, comprised of Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and solo musician Joe Satriani, worked at Hagar’s Red Rocker Sound studio – an annex to the lead singer’s house that was once a rehearsal space. According to veteran recording and mixing engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Guns ‘N Roses, Metallica), the 1608 played a pivotal role in capturing Chickenfoot’s music.

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“I absolutely love the sound of the 1608,” said Fraser. “It’s classic API. The 1608 shares the reliability of other API gear. In fact, it works so well and so transparently that I seldom had to think about the mechanics of what I was doing on the board. It was more

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ASHLY CONNECTS AT ST. PETERSBURG CATHOLIC DIOCESE CONFERENCE CENTER

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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 2011: The Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida designed the Archbishop Favalora Conference Center in nearby Lutz, Florida to be more than just a sterile and cerebral place for meetings. Built on an idyllic little lake and part of the larger Bethany Center, the new building sets a spiritual and reflective tone for the Diocese and for the other groups that rent it. Its three large meeting rooms can be combined depending on the nature of the event, and its three smaller rooms accommodate breakout sessions. A wraparound porch encourages informal conversation and camaraderie. When the center’s sound reinforcement and room combining system were not working correctly, it took the Diocese very little time to call in its audio engineering consultant of twenty years, Randi Crooks of Magnum Audio Group (Tampa, Florida), to gut and replace it. more

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