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SYMETRIX SYMNET SOLUS 8 OPEN-ARCHITECTURE DSP INSTALLED AT REEL FX CREATIVE STUDIO’S 3D VIDEO EDITING SUITE

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SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 2011: Reel FX Creative Studios is an award-winning animation studio (Katy Perry, Rihanna, Audi, Looney Toons, Watchmen, et al.) with production facilities in Dallas, Texas and Santa Monica, California. Recently, Reel FX Creative Studios repurposed a space at its Santa Monica location to build a new 3D editing suite. The company called on industry veterans Bruce Black and Charles Pell, both members of the Motion Picture Academy with well over half a century in the business between them, to design and install the audio monitoring section in the suite. The duo have worked at such heavy-hitter studios as HBO, Light Iron Digital, Larson Sound, and others. Black has also worked for Skywalker Sound, director Michael Mann, and film mixer Paul Massey.

Citing its flexibility, high-end fidelity, and competitive price point, Black used a Symetrix SymNet Solus 8 to route, level, and condition output to more

25TH STREET RECORDING TO OPEN WITH API VISION CONSOLE

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 2011: Producer and engineer Dave Lichtenstein “has always known about API” and its “legendary” reputation. So, when he decided to open his own recording facility, he turned to API and its Vision analog console.

“It was at AES in San Francisco that I first saw the API Vision,” said Lichtenstein. There, he learned about the Vision’s all-discrete analog circuitry – a characteristic that the modern console shares with its predecessors and something that greatly appealed to him.

“I evaluated a lot of consoles in my exhaustive search for my studio’s centerpiece,” said Lichtenstein. “I love the sound of vintage analog consoles and was considering going that route, but I was wary of the inevitable maintenance and downtime that would be involved. The fact that the Vision is entirely discrete and has great modern features, such as extensive surround capabilities, along with powerful automation and more

SSL DUALITY ACCELERATES WORKFLOW FOR BUSY ADVERTISING PRODUCTION STUDIO BOOMBOX SOUND

Duality Provides Significant Workflow Efficiency and Changes Approach to Production

TORONTO – BoomBox Sound, a Toronto-based music and sound design production company, recently installed a Solid State Logic Duality console, supported by Alpha-Link converters, as a major studio upgrade. Replacing working in the box with a controller and outboard mic pres, dynamics and EQs, Duality delivers an analogue signal path combined with DAW control, automation and Total Recall™ that gathers all studio elements together into one efficient system with a high level sonic signature.

Pictured are BoomBox Sound Partners; Roger Leavens and Umber Hamid.

Pictured are BoomBox Sound Partners; Roger Leavens and Umber Hamid.

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Broadcast Pix Ships New Mica Live Video Production System

‘Powerful Punch’ Tour Demonstrates Mica, Granite Workflow

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced that Mica™, its new cost-effective live video production system, is now shipping. Powered by native HD technology from Broadcast Pix Granite™ systems and Broadcast Pix Fluent™ software that tightly

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integrates video and file-based content, Mica allows even single operators to create compelling live productions. The company also announced its Powerful Punch Tour, which is stopping at a number of dealers and trade shows in cities worldwide this fall to demonstrate its Mica and Granite systems.

“With Mica, you pay for a switcher and get an HD control room. Our system is so well integrated that a solo operator can combine cameras, clips, and graphics to create compelling live video,? said Ken Swanton, president of Broadcast Pix. “Mica was a big hit with international audiences more

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L-ACOUSTICS K1 Sounding Sweet on How Sweet the Sound

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Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound stage and system at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on Saturday, September 24

RED HOOK, NY — Hosted by Grammy winners CeCe Winans and Donald Lawrence, along with resident tour judge Marvin Sapp, Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound is both a celebration of gospel music and nationwide search for America’s best church choir. Currently out on its fourth annual tour, How Sweet the Sound is once again benefitting from the sonic expertise of L-ACOUSTICS Rental Network company Firehouse Productions, which is carrying a full K1 system for the arena trek. more

High Resolution Systems Announces UDC 3.2.3, a Major New Software Upgrade

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High Resolution Systems LLC has announced UDC 3.2.3, a major new release for the UDC-400, the company’s software-based Universal Device Controller, which has quickly become the product of choice for the live event, staging and rental, worship, corporate industrial and broadcast markets.

The new software upgrade offers additional support for a wide array of devices from monitors and routers to projectors and lighting consoles; improvements to a number of existing features; plus expanded functionality. Beta versions of UDC 3.2.3 are available now with the official release expected this fall.

Support for new devices leads the extensive list of selling points for UDC 3.2.3. “It marks a pretty big expansion of the roster,” says sales engineer Drew Taylor. “It’s been almost entirely driven by customers who want specific device control and by more

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Media Vision USA Releases “Congress Matrix™?, A Brand New DSP for the TAIDEN Conference System

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TAIDEN 8300 Paperless Multimedia Congress Microphone with Software

Oakland, CA, September 30, 2011 – Media Vision USA is pleased to present “Congress Matrix™,? a new DSP available in the TAIDEN line of wired conference solutions. Specifically, Congress Matrix™ is a software module that allows you to control eight audio groups available as balanced outputs on the TAIDEN HCS-8300MA. In a practical application like a council chamber, the AV Engineer can use Congress Matrix™ to individually assign each delegate microphone station to all or some of the eight outputs and then individually control gain, EQ, compression and even delay for each group. This then gives the flexibility to create audio zones with overhead speakers; create different audio destinations such as a house system, cable broadcast or internet streaming; or just to feed a multi-track recorder. more

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