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Abbott Mixes X Factor on Yamaha DM2000

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—The X Factor will make its U.S. debut on FOX September 21. The Simon Cowell-created show will be in a search across America to find the next global superstar or group who will ultimately win a $5 million dollar Sony Music recording deal. Michael Abbott, owner of All Ears, Inc. has chosen a Yamaha DM2000 for the broadcast mix of the audition phase of the production taped in Los Angeles, Dallas, Newark, New Jersey, Miami, and Seattle. Sweetwater Video/NEP provided the audio/video facilities.

“The Yamaha DM2000 was chosen because The X Factor project required an audio console with a small physical footprint but with a large amount of audio I/O,? states Abbott. “We used six MADI slot cards that were fed into a Euphonix Studio Hub, then routed out to nine MADI streams, and converted to AES via RME MADI/AES converters.?

“The GUI of the Yamaha more

Kid Rock Flies the Flag and K1 on Born Free Tour

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Kid Rock performing during the Red Sky Music Festival at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on July 20, 2011

Sound Image carrying L-ACOUSTICS’ flagship loudspeaker system on current shed tour with special guest Sheryl Crow

ESCONDIDO, California — Following a three-month North American arena tour earlier this year, Kid Rock is now out on his second US sweep in support of his latest album, Born Free. Joined by Sheryl Crow for most of the dates, which run into September, Rock and his entourage are also touring with another stellar performer: L-ACOUSTICS’ K1 stadium line source system. more

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Calibre UK appoints Eiki International, Inc. as North American Distributor

Calibre UK appoints Eiki International, Inc. as North American Distributor

Calibre UK appoints Eiki International, Inc. as North American Distributor

Award winning HQView range complements EIKI projector line-up

Bradford, UK, 26 July 2011 – Calibre UK, a major player in the development and manufacturing of image processing, scaling and switching products, announces the appointment of Eiki International, Inc., as their North American Distributor for the HQView range of professional audio visual image processing, warp and blend products.

The new agreement was facilitated by Paul Carey, Marketing Specialists, Inc., who is Calibre UK’s North American master representative and also a Manufacturer’s Representative for Eiki International, Inc.

The range of 13 scaler/processors with models including advanced features such as geometry correction, image warping and soft edge blending is the biggest of its type more

KanexPro Debuts at CEDIA EXPO 2011

KanexPro is excited to join the CEDIA EXPO this year. Being a first timer, it’s a great opportunity to reach the residential A/V market and the world of professional installers. KanexPro will be showcasing some of the most exciting products at CEDIA such as:

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• HDBaseT ™ Long Runner HDMI Extenders with 3D & Power over Ethernet
• 2D to 3D Converter for Residential AV Systems
• Ultra-fast HDMI Switch with 3D& HEAC (Ethernet & Audio Return Channel)
• Wireless HDMI Extender (50ft.) based on WHDI™ technology

“In this digital era, A/V professionals and consumers are looking to manufacturers for information; not only about their products but also the underlining technology behind the devices,? says David Sommers, Business Development Rep at KanexPro. To help our customers get the best products, KanexPro serves in numerous markets more

AVI-SPL Makes Top 50 List of Solution Providers

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AVI-SPL, the largest global integrator of Pro AV, video conferencing and telepresence systems, has landed number 48 on CRN magazine’s 2011 VAR500, a list of the top solutions provider in North America.

The jump reflects AVI-SPL’s status as the world’s leading Pro AV solutions provider for businesses and organizations of all types. Last December, Systems Contractor News placed AVI-SPL number one in its 2010 ranking of the top 50 Pro AV integrators in the U.S. and Canada. That list showed AVI-SPL’s revenues are more than three times that of its nearest competitor.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized among a list of such respected companies,? says AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel. “At AVI-SPL, we hang our hat on being a full-scale solutions provider. Our goal is to simplify our clients’ day-to-day communications by integrating customized technology solutions, including innovations in digital signage, video conferencing, immersive more

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THE RAPCOHORIZON COMPANY SHOWCASES i-BLOX SMART PHONE INTERFACE AT SUMMER NAMM 2011

New iPhone Interface Becomes Latest Addition to the Company’s BLOX Product Line

NASHVILLE, JULY 22, 2011 ― The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, is exhibiting the latest addition to the company’s BLOX product line, the i-BLOX Smart Phone Interface, at Summer NAMM 2011 (Booth 411). The i-BLOX serves as an audio interface that connects an instrument to an iPhone amplifier as well as mobile recording applications.

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The RapcoHorizon Company Introduces DesignVision at Summer NAMM 2011

New Software Tool Enables Dealers, Contractors and Systems Integrators to Create Professional Drawings of Custom Panels and More for Touring Artists and Venues

NASHVILLE, JULY 22, 2011 ― The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, introduces DesignVision, a panel design program created specifically for the company’s network of professional systems integrators, dealers and contractors, at Summer NAMM 2011 (Booth 411). The new software allows The RapcoHorizon Company’s professional network to create expert quality custom installation diagrams for touring artists and musical venues.

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FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE FIELD, ANTON/BAUER ENSURES RELIABILITY FOR PHOTOGRAPHER LEE WHITE

LOS ANGELES, JULY 25, 2011—With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, Lee White, owner of Lee White Photography, appreciates the confidence reliable equipment instils as he works on-set for his various projects. To power his cameras, whether on-location or during educational workshops, White’s go-to batteries are exclusively those from 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.

In addition to shooting advertising, corporate and editorial photography and short-form video for major advertising agencies, Fortune 500 corporations and magazines, White is a photography educator, teaching video production courses at Santa Monica College and leading the “Secrets of Video Production for Photographers? workshops around the country. During these full-day workshops, White shows how photographers can create video and photography in tandem, to help meet the increasing demands more

Live Sound Legends Rock 131ST AES Convention

All-star line up includes: Robert Scovil, Dave Natale, Sam Berkow, Dave Gunness James Stoffo & others

NEW YORK: Perennial crowd pleasers, AES Convention Live Sound events are always distinguished by FOH ‘household name’ participants; spot on technical panels and invaluable production tips. Returning for a command performance as Live Sound Co-Chairs for the 131st AES Convention, Henry Cohen, a leading RF expert, and top FOH pro Mac Kerr have once again pulled out all the stops. “Henry and Mac’s depth of hands-on experience and technical know-how have been invaluable assets in their ability to build worthwhile events and panels,” remarked Convention Chair Jim Anderson. “As touring continues to play a pivotal role in the pro audio world’s economic story, the program they have developed is certain to provide a wealth of real-world advice and irreplaceable networking opportunities.”

AES LIVE SOUND EVENTS:

ROBERT SCOVIL INTERVIEWS DAVE more

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Neutrik® USA offers New Tool for Searching Product Inventory at Neutrik.com

Neutrik Search Tool

Just enter a Neutrik part number and press search to find Authorized Neutrik Distributors stocking the part(s) your looking for.

Neutrik® USA is excited to offer a new online tool for quickly finding inventory of Neutrik products from Authorized Neutrik Distributors. The Distributor Stock Search tool enables you to find current inventory of any Neutrik product by simply visiting the product page for that item. more

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