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TEXAS STUDIO INSTALLS NEW 1608

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – APRIL 2011: Established in 1998, The Bubble recording studio has recently joined the ranks of API 1608 owners across the world. Their new 16-channel 1608 analog console is in good company. The Texas studio already owned an array of API equipment, including a 3124+, four 550b discrete 4-band EQs and two 560 graphic EQs.

“We have been using API gear for a long time,” said Alex Lyon, co-owner and co-engineer of The Bubble, “so we knew the sound and build quality were things we liked. We had never heard or seen a 1608, but just knowing it was an API was enough to sell us.”

The Bubble, which has recorded artists such as Jet, the Dandy Warhols, and Fastball, was acoustically designed by Mark Genfan at Acoustic Spaces to provide superior sound. According to Lyon, the studio’s more

LIBERTY AV GIVES EASTERN SALES NEW DIRECTION

Alan Richards takes charge on the Right Coast

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An announcement has been made by President John Dace at Liberty AV Solutions that Alan Richards has been named the company’s new Eastern Director of Sales.

Now responsible for overseeing all aspects of sales activity conducted throughout the region, Richards comes to his new post with over 20 years of experience within the AV industry. Formerly with Jerusalem, Israel-based Kramer Electronics, where he served as VP of Sales for the US market, Richards will make New Jersey his home base of operations on behalf of Liberty.

Richards effectively replaces Liberty’s former Eastern Director of Sales Dan Reich, who has taken on new responsibilities within the company as its Sales Operations Manager. In this capacity, Reich will assume day-to-day management of all zone managers throughout the more

LIBERTY APPOINTS TONY CARR AS NEW SOUTHWESTERN TERRITORY MANAGER

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, April 1, 2011—Liberty AV Solutions has named Tony Carr as its new Southwestern Territory Manager. An accomplished industry veteran who comes to the post from Samsung Electronics, Carr will assist in directing Liberty’s sales efforts in Southern California, Arizona, Southern Nevada, and Hawaii.

Reporting directly to Liberty’s Director of Western Regional Sales David Ellis, Carr will work hand-in-hand with the company’s independent manufacturer’s reps to serve customers throughout his territory. As the latest addition to an overall sales force reorganization that began last year, he will be supported by a team of inside sales associates that brings an even broader base of specialized knowledge and resources to those in the field.

“Customers have an inherent right to expect high levels of service,? Carr believes. “To that end, it’s great to be a part of the Liberty sales team, because we are focused and committed to more

SSL INTRODUCES NEW CONSOLE I/O UNIT AND ENHANCED REDUNDANT I/O CAPABILITY

New Alpha-Link Live-R Adds Redundant Fibre Connectivity to Low-cost Alpha-LinkLive Console I/O Unit and New ‘Loop Redundancy Mode’ Expands Redundant Console I/O Capability

LAS VEGAS – Solid State Logic will introduce the new ‘Alpha-Link Live-R’ console I/O unit and expand redundant fibre connectivity options at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C3310). The new Alpha-Link Live-R unit adds a set of redundant MADI optical fiber connections to the existing Alpha-Link Live low cost console I/O unit. The new Loop Redundancy Mode reduces the number of cables required for redundant fibre system installation and doubles the amount of audio signals that can be passed between the C10 or C100 Digital Broadcast Console and the modular B-RIO I/O Unit.

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“In live broadcast operations, signal integrity is of the utmost importance,? says Piers Plaskitt, CEO of SSL Inc. “The new Loop Redundancy Mode expands SSL’s MADI Fibre redundancy for all our I/O and makes a redundant solution more affordable with Alpha-Link. We believe this Alpha-Link Live-R and Loop Redundancy Mode is the low-cost audio insurance policy for which the industry has been waiting.?

The new C10/C100 Loop Redundancy Mode uses a ‘Loop’ MADI optical fibre connection between the console’s main and backup Blackrock Processors to half the number of cables required to install a redundant I/O configuration. With Blackrock Loop Redundancy Mode, the need for main and backup fibers connecting to both main and backup processors in a redundant system is no longer required. With Loop Redundancy, the main fiber will connect to the main Blackrock, the backup fiber to the backup Blackrock. In the case of a main fiber failure, the Alpha-Link Live-R or MORSE Stagebox will switch to its backup port and the audio and control will be routed via the ‘Loop’ fibre connection from the backup Blackrock back to the main Blackrock, thus providing an elegant solution for both fiber and processor redundancy. The resultant reduction in consumption of MADI ports effectively doubles the maximum connectivity between console processors and a B-RIO unit.

About Alpha-Link Live-REach Alpha-Link Live-R unit provides 24 balanced analogue inputs and outputs (with high-quality 24-bit analogue conversion) and 12 AES input and output pairs (with eight channels of high 24-bit sample rate conversion). Alpha-Link Live-R is connected to the console using MADI over fiber, ensuring absolute signal integrity. Alpha-Link Live-R includes redundant PSUs, all fitted into a compact 2U rack.

Key Features:• Dual MADI Fiber I/O connections
• MADI I/O locked to C10 HD and C100 HDS highly stable clock
• 24 balanced Analogue I/O
• 12 Pairs of AES Digital I/O
• Fiber MADI guarantees pristine audio
• Embedded control data simplifies cabling and operation
• Analogue input/output metering via 24 tricolor LEDs
• Compact 2U Rack enclosure
• Redundant PSUs as standard

The SSL Console I/O range includes:• Alpha-Link Live-R
• Alpha-Link Live
• Alpha-Link 8RMP: 2U remote 8-channel mic amp unit
• B-RIO: fully scalable modular local console I/O system with comprehensive I/O options.
• MORSE Router: providing multi-console audio asset sharing
• MORSE Stagebox: remote modular I/O with analogue, digital and SDI embed/de-embed options.

Loop Redundancy Mode is part of the forthcoming C10 HD V3 and C100 HDS V4 Software release.

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.

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L-ACOUSTICS Launches SOUNDVISION 1.8 at Prolight + Sound 2011

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FRANKFURT, Germany — L-ACOUSTICS is pleased to introduce SOUNDVISION 1.8, the latest version of its 3D acoustical simulation software.

Announced at Frankfurt’s Prolight + Sound 2011, new features of version 1.8 include:
- Updated data product library including the new architectural series (KARAi, SB18i)
- New KARA-MINIBU and MINIBUEX Bumpers more

BEXEL HITS THE COURT WITH 3ALITY DIGITAL AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 8, 2011—Just past the exhibits and educational sessions, Bexel, in conjunction with 3ality Digital and NAB, will host an outdoor, 3D half-court basketball showcase—offering attendees a first-of-its-kind 3D demonstration at this year’s 2011 NAB Show (OE1275). In addition to providing a full engineering crew, Bexel (Booth C6833), a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, will be onsite with its state-of-the-art Hercules HD Flypack and Eagle Announcer System.

Featuring six 3ality Digital acquisition systems, the Hercules HD Flypack and the Eagle Announcer System, the basketball court, located between Central and South Hall, will replicate a professional sports broadcast set-up. Each day during exhibit hours, special appearances and events will take place on the court in an effort to offer broadcasters, producers and other show attendees a close look at the tools and technology needed for more

SSL EXPANDS CAPABILITY OF C100 HDS DIGITAL BROADCAST CONSOLE WITH RELEASE OF NEW V4 SOFTWARE AT THE 2011 NAB SHOW

New Features Extend Capability, Productivity and Connectivity for Broadcasters

LAS VEGAS – Solid State Logic will debut its new V4 Software for the industry standard C100 HDS Digital Broadcast Console at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C3310). Demonstrating on-going development of the C100 HDS, the new V4 Software release offers new features and options that significantly increase capability, productivity and connectivity for the high-end broadcaster.

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“The well-established C100 HDS continues to dominate the broadcast, education and high-end corporate market by providing uncompromising power, flexibility and sound quality,? says Piers Plaskitt, CEO of SSL, Inc. “With the V4 Software, this most powerful console presents more options for integrating into existing broadcast systems, while providing new creative tools for engineers and producers.?

Highlights of the new software include ‘C-Play’, another industry first from SSL, which integrates a professional audio playout system into the console surface, delivering superior ergonomics for the operator, integrated recall of playlists with console projects and a competitive price benefit. Compatibility with external studio systems is significantly enhanced. V4 includes integration with Mosart Medialab Newscast Automation. Mosart is one of the world’s leading production automation systems and adds to existing support for Sony ELC and Ross Overdrive. Continuing with the integration theme, full duplex connectivity with Reidel RockNet Audio Networks (including remote preamp control and compatibility with their Independent Gain System) expands compatibility with installed audio networks. ‘Audio Follow Video’ capabilities are also enhanced with independently programmable ramp on/off fade times.

Improving on a class leading set of redundancy capabilities, V4 introduces Loop Redundancy Mode for the SSL MORSE Stagebox and the new Alpha-Link Live-R MADI I/O unit. Building on the success of the Alpha-Link Live low cost console I/O unit, the new Alpha-Link Live-R unit adds a set of Redundant MADI optical fiber connections to the existing Alpha-Link Live low cost console I/O unit. The new Loop Redundancy Mode reduces the number of cables required for redundant fibre system installation and doubles the amount of audio signals that can be passed between the C10/C100 and the modular B-RIO I/O Unit.

V4 also brings several surround production additions. The 5.1 Foldown system adds user adjustable individual Center, Rear (LS and RS) and LFE gain setting, an overall stereo output level trim and a new M-3/M-6 mono fold-down option. A new 5.1 BLITS Tone Ident generator routes to all 5.1 format PGM, ASG, Channel and Utility Buses.

V4 Software for C100 HDS is due for release in June 2011.
For more information visit www.solidstatelogic.com.
For detailed specifications and cost options contact sales@solidstatelogic.com.

Editors Notes;C100 HDS V4 software is yet another step in the evolution of the world’s most established broadcast audio console system. Originally introduced in 2003, C100, C100 HD and C100 HDS consoles are in continued use in a broad spectrum of critical broadcast applications worldwide. C100 HDS is a specialized Broadcast Audio Console offering versatile, scalable Control Surface, Processing, I/O and Routing options that are custom configured to match customer requirements. C100 HDS delivers advanced technology and workflow solutions for fixed, mobile or sophisticated multi-studio installations. C100 integrates with SSL’s MORSE multi console, multi studio audio asset sharing system that can include multiple SSL C100 HDS and the smaller C10 HD consoles with asset control from the console surface.

C100 HDS offers many options to solve the production and workflow challenges: a ‘Broadcast Production Automation’ option provides support for Ross, Sony and Mosart Medialab production automation systems, a ‘5.1 Upmix’ option that generates multichannel surround output from stereo sources and a ‘Dialogue Automix’ option ensures reliable, multi-mic talk show audio level management. SSL’s DAW control option enables post production mixing during studio dark periods for increased studio productivity.

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.
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SSL ‘C-PLAY’ EMBEDS PROFESSIONAL AUDIO PLAYOUTSYSTEM INTO C10 HD AND C100 HDS

C-Play Delivers Significant Ergonomic and Workflow Advantages and Removes the Need for Dedicated Playout Systems

LAS VEGAS – Solid State Logic announced yet another industry first with their new ‘C-Play’ Audio Playout System for C100 HDS and C10 HD Digital Broadcast Consoles at the 2011 NAB show (Booth C3310). Demonstrating once again that SSL continues to lead the way with broadcast audio products that deliver streamlined workflow and outstanding value, the new C-Play system embeds a fully functional spot and music playout system into their digital broadcast console range.

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“Audio file playout systems for spots and music are an essential part of everyday broadcast operations. Until now, broadcasters have been faced with sourcing expensive dedicated playout systems and preparing console project and playout systems individually,? says Piers Plaskitt, CEO of SSL, Inc. “SSL’s new C-Play system offers the broadcaster sophisticated playout functionality with the significant additional ergonomic and workflow advantages of an embedded system.?

The C-Play system is embedded into the SSL C100 HDS and C10 HD console control surface, delivering superior ergonomics for the operator, integrated recall of Playlists with console projects and a competitive price benefit. C-Play combines ‘Player,’ ‘Cut’ and ‘Playlist’ functions in a simple, streamlined system. The C-Play user interface features all of the familiar playout controls users will expect and is operated from the console’s central touch screen. Playback triggers can also be assigned to console faders or buttons or external control systems. Audio files are stored in a shared network location, enabling import from an external craft editor. A comprehensive cut system sets individual file playback properties without altering the audio source file and offers complete control over Start, Stop, Loop, Fade, etc. A sequence of cuts can be assembled into fully featured ‘playlists’ for instant recall and manual or automated playback.

C-Play completely integrates an essential studio process into the audio console, eliminating a requirement for dedicated hardware and significantly streamlining operator preparation for on air sessions.

C-Play will be available as part of a C10 HD V3 and C100 HDS V4 Software Upgrade release from July 2011.

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.
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Community TV of Santa Cruz Installs Four Hitachi Z-HD5000 Studio/Field HDTV Cameras on New Hi-Def Truck to Cover Youth Athletics and Cultural Events

WOODBURY, NEW YORK – Community Television (CTV) of Santa Cruz County—the producer of public, education and government channels serving 75,000 households in Santa Cruz County, CA—recently added four new Hitachi Z-HD5000 HDTV studio/field cameras for HD video production to its new HD truck. In keeping with CTV’s mission to foster a strong sense of community through its public interest programming, the HD truck goes into the community to provide broadcast-quality coverage of high school sports and other youth athletics, as well as cultural events.

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“Like many non-profit, public access channels, it’s a challenge stretching our limited dollars to buy the high-caliber HDTV equipment we aspire to using in our programs,? said Craig Jutson, director of technology for Community Television (CTV) of Santa Cruz County, in Santa Cruz, CA. “We chose the Hitachi Z-HD5000 because it’s an excellent camera system more

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Oxygen DCT’s LCD Super Rack HD Monitors Make Major Inroads Into The OB And SNG Markets

The combination of keen pricing, high quality pictures and a wide array of practical features is helping Oxygen DCT to notch up significant sales for its recently introduced LCD Super Rack HD Series of rack-mount monitors.

Since introducing the range last summer, Oxygen DCT has equipped more than 30 Outside Broadcast vehicles and Satellite News Gathering (SNG) vans for clients such as the BBC, ITV, Sky, Arqiva, SIS and Camsat.

Super Rack Series monitors are proving exceptionally popular because they offer very accurate colour controls and sharpness for greater, clearer picture detail. Each monitor in the range has in-built VU and PPM audio meters with adjustable meter position and size. The auto sensing inputs for HD-SDI, SD-DI and composite signals makes installation easy and they also have the advantage of in-built engineering functions including waveform monitors, vector displays, under scan and H/V delay facilities.

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