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Stargate Studios Depends On Anton/Bauer Batteries To Power ITS ARRI ALEXA and Canon EOS 5D Mark II For On-Location VFX Shoots

LOS ANGELES — Award-winning high-tech production company Stargate Studios 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 more than 20 years. Today, Stargate turns to Anton/Bauer because of their reliability, durability and excellent overall on-location performance to power the ARRI ALEXA digital camera system and a custom made nine-camera rig consisting entirely of Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR cameras. Stargate Studios provides visual effects and production services, such as script evaluation, storyboarding and pre-visualization, for its prodigious body of film and television projects, such as the popular TV shows 24, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Walking Dead, as well as films, including, World Cup. antonbauer_stargate-studios_world_cup_arri.jpg more

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Local Installer, Middle Atlantic & Leading Brands Step Up For “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

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Salem, OR – When ABC’s popular “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition? decided to focus on the Oregon School for the Deaf, they brought in local contractors such as Chris Rasmussen and his team from Hear No Evil to rebuild the dormitory and the Haunted House called “Nightmare Factory? which is the school’s largest annual fundraising event. Appropriately, the show was set to be aired on Halloween night.

Designed in the 1950s, parts of the dorm were seismically unsafe and the Haunted House had safety problems as well. During the makeover, the students were flown to Minnesota to receive brand new state-of-the-art hearing devices and got a surprise visit from award-winning actress Marlee Matlin.

Rob Zombie, heavy metal legend and horror film director was also at the Haunted House for the renovation and to provide the latest in film effects and animatronics. The dormitory was made seismically safe and eco-friendly more

SIM2 Kicks Off 15th-Anniversary Celebration with New 3D Home Cinema Projectors and a Crystal Clear View of the Future

Miramar, Florida—March 2011—SIM2, the Italian manufacturer whose high-performance home theater projectors are known worldwide for their pristine video resolution, is well into a yearlong celebration of its 15th anniversary that will be highlighted by the introduction of a series of advanced new projector designs, promotions, and events in key U.S. cities. Leading the way for SIM2 USA is Alberto Fabiano, Executive Vice President, who will embark on a multi-city tour exclusively designed for custom integrators and the design community.

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Leading the way for SIM2 USA, Alberto Fabiano, Executive Vice President

“Over the past year, SIM2 has invested over $5 million dollars to develop, design, and manufacture an evolutionary line of products in our facility in Pordenone, Italy,? said Fabiano. “The new line of home-entertainment products offers the look and feel of luxury. This is consistent with our basic mission that all customers should experience the same reference quality from SIM2, be it in styling, features, service, or support. We more

Equalizer plug-in learns the sound you like

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EAR MACHINE LAUNCHES iQ

Equalizer plug-in learns the sound you like

Chicago, IL, Feb 28, 2011 — Ear Machine today unveiled iQ, an equalizer plug-in designed to learn the user’s preference. iQ recommends equalizer settings by analyzing user ratings of examples. The result is displayed in a traditional equalizer window where users can fine-tune the recommendation.

“The idea for iQ came during a recording session when a client asked me to make the vocal track sound ‘buttery’,? said Andrew Sabin, Ear Machine owner and psychoacoustics researcher. “The client knew what he wanted, but wasn’t able to describe the settings that he was after. We designed iQ to help engineers communicate more easily with their clients, and to help beginning audio engineers figure out the sound they’re looking for.?

With iQ, users indicate how much they like more

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Free web application helps users find their favorite microphone by listening

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EAR MACHINE LAUNCHES MYMICSOUND

Web application helps users find their favorite microphone by listening

Ear Machine today unveiled myMicSound, a free web application that simplifies the difficult task of using your ears to decide which microphone to purchase. The application learns the user’s preference by analyzing ratings of example microphones. myMicSound then returns a list that ranks microphones by the probability that the user will like their sounds.

“myMicSound is the first step toward a fundamental change in how people decide to purchase audio equipment,? said Andrew Sabin, Ear Machine owner and psychoacoustics researcher. “Currently, people make these decisions by receiving recommendations from friends, or by conducting a clumsily-organized listening comparison. myMicSound offers users a simple format to use their own ears to conduct a free, controlled, and comprehensive listening test.?

Users can either submit their more

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Audinate’s Dante Technology Graduates to Millikin University

Portland, OR-March 7, 2011-For over 100 years, Millikin University, a private comprehensive university located in Decatur, Ill., has had a unique approach to education. It stresses performance learning, requiring students to practice their learning both inside and outside the classroom. This is just what Ronnie Dean, professor and technical director for the Music Industries Program, which includes Music Business and Commercial Music majors, does.

Dean, who has been with the school for 26 years, started in Nashville, Tenn., as a radio, television and recording engineer working at various studios on many different projects. In his spare time, he taught part-time at Belmont University, which is where he caught the teaching bug. When Millikin offered him a full-time position as technical director of their Music Industries Program, he packed his car and family and moved to Decatur.

For many years, he taught his students analog recording in more

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Lady Antebellum Finds Sweet Spot with Sennheiser’s e935 Capsule and G3 Wireless System

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Nashville, TN – March 7, 2011: The last two years have been nothing short of astonishing for Nashville-based recording artist Lady Antebellum. In 2009, the trio earned a Grammy Award for Best New Artist; this year, they picked up Best Album of the Year. While still a relatively ‘new’ artist, “Lady A” has earned an intensely loyal fan base largely because of their relentless performing and touring schedule.

FOH engineer Brett “Scoop? Blanden has been on the front line of the band’s touring operation since the beginning. He is responsible for mixing all of Lady Antebellum’s live shows, as well as handling many equipment choices including microphones, wireless audio, PA and other fundamental elements of the live rig. He uses Sennheiser 935 capsules on all of the stage vocals.

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Atlona’s Si and Signature Line Matrix Switchers Receive Control4(R) Certification; Provide Seamless Integration With Control4 Home Automation Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — March 3, 2011 — Atlona Technologies(R) today announced that the company’s Si and Signature line matrix switchers have earned Control4(R) certification, ensuring compatibility and smooth integration with Control4 home automation systems. In addition, the company will be hitting the road with Control4 as part of the 2011 dealer education tour. more

Equestrian School in Austria Hits Target with BSS® Audio Soundweb™ London Installation

In a unique and challenging audio project, BSS Audio was chosen for sound processing at the new Glock Horse Performance Center in the Austrian town of Treffen bei Villach, in Carinthia. The school, named after its sponsor, Austrian firearms manufacturing Gaston Glock, needed the capability to provide consistent audio coverage across the facility’s four riding halls. The installation was performed by Musik-Aktiv with the assistance of Harman Professional distributor Kain Audio.

The facility deploys four Soundweb London BLU-160 devices and four BLU-BOB 8-channel output expanders, placed on the Soundweb London fault-tolerant digital audio bus. The two mobile racks are configured identically and the digital audio bus audio channels can be connected at four different points. Feeding the BLU-BOB devices, source inputs include four wireless commentator microphones (with pre-programmed ducking function), and a small external Soundcraft® mixer.

“The requirement was for a new system that would provide even more

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Soundcraft Studer Customer Experience Center Flying High On First Birthday

Since its grand opening in March 2010 by Harman Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh Paliwal and Blake Augsburger, Executive Vice-President and President of Harman Professional Division, the new Customer Experience Centre at the Soundcraft Studer facility in the UK has proved a hit with visitors from all over the world.

The Centre has hosted International Distributor and Dealer meetings, training courses, educational and industry visits and hundreds of product demonstrations in the 900-square-meter area which incorporates demonstration studios for the range of Soundcraft, Studer and other Harman equipment as well as a fully-equipped training room and customer acceptance test rooms. The relaxing Internet Café area is a quiet place for visitors to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or cold drink, collect their emails or have a relaxing lunch.

Guests enter the Centre through a time-tunnel-like museum corridor, with historical products from Soundcraft and Studer on display, more

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