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SYMETRIX JUPITER JUMPS BACK IN TIME TO THE SET OF “THE GRADUATE”

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LA VERNE, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 2011: The iconic 1967 film The Graduate ends with protagonist Benjamin Braddock (famously played by Dustin Hoffman) interrupting the wedding of his true love by banging on the church window from a loft at its rear and screaming her name, just as she is about to kiss her soon-to-be husband. The two elope, ditching the wedding guests and, we presume, society’s suffocating mores. The scene and a number of subsequent scenes of comedic homage (Bubble Boy, Wayne’s World 2) were shot at La Verne United Methodist in La Verne, California. However, for the parishioners of LVUM, such moments of celebrity are but fun anecdotes, and the real life and work of the church is like any other. And like so many other churches, LVUM was suffering from a terrible audio system (installed shortly after the filming of The Graduate!) and there was no video system more

Extron USB Matrix Boards for SMX System MultiMatrix are Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of two new USB matrix switcher boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix modular, field-upgradeable matrix switcher. The SMX USB matrix boards are designed to route up to eight Host CPUs to up to four peripheral locations equipped with one or more USB 2.0 devices, such as keyboards and mice, Web cams, personal media players, or portable hard drives. They support data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps and are compatible with USB 2.0/1.1/1.0 specifications. Host and Peripheral Emulation is provided on all ports for reliable, problem-free boot up, even without a tie being made to a connected device. SMX USB matrix switcher boards are ideal for use in the creation of KVM – keyboard, video, mouse matrix applications when combined with available SMX DVI, HDMI, or VGA matrix switching boards. SMX USB matrix boards are available in two I/O sizes: 4×4 and 8×4. more

Blackstar Amplification Presents Encore “Blackstar Blitzâ€? Events at Premier Dealers Throughout U.S.

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— Back by popular demand, “Blitzâ€? events offer prizes, hands-on demos and more —

MELVILLE, NY, October 11, 2011 — Blackstar Amplification is bringing back their special “Blackstar Blitzâ€? events at premier dealers across the United States, in response to requests for additional dates and locations. Guitarists and amp aficionados alike will be able to hear Blackstar’s tube, high-gain British amps and the HT tube-driven pedals in all their glory. From the bone-crushing Series One and hand-wired Artisan Series, to the affordable HT Venue Series and HT-1 and HT-5 practice amps, Blackstar lets players realize “the sound in their head.â€?

Blackstar product experts will be on hand at each event to perform demos and help attendees create their own signature sound – inspired by sounds from USA to the U.K. and anywhere in between – using Blackstar’s proprietary ISF (Infinite Shape more

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Dataton unleashes WATCHOUT version 5 at prolight+sound, Shanghai

See Dataton at prolight+sound, Shanghai, Stand W5A22, 11-14 October 2011, New Expo Center, Shanghai, China

Stereoscopic playback, 3D effects, and iPad control shown for first time in Shanghai

Dataton and Audio Visual Technique will be launching the brand new version 5 of WATCHOUT multi-display production and playback system at prolight+sound, Shanghai.

Kenneth Cheung of Audio Visual Technique says: “We’re delighted to showcase our technology at prolight+sound and expect it to receive a tremendous reception. WATCHOUT is extremely popular with our partners and, after our success at the Shanghai EXPO, we have supplied it to new installations and special events.â€?

As well as exhibiting at the show, AVT and Dataton will be hosting seminars throughout the show for partners in China to give them the latest, hands on product information.

Dataton WATCHOUT™ version 5 is already making waves in the international more

Rose Bruford College Takes Higher Learning to New Levels With Soundcraft Vi1 Digital Console

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LONDON, United Kingdom — Students attending Rose Bruford College’s Performance Sound BA (Hons) course will now be able to hone their mixing and recording skills in live theatre, concert and broadcast more easily, thanks to the acquisition of a Soundcraft Vi1 digital console.

The course’s Programme Director Ben Davies, himself an experienced musician, studio and live sound engineer, said his search for an intuitive digital platform to accelerate cross-discipline learning had taken on a new momentum when one of the students contacted Soundcraft directly.

“We were invited to Potters Bar to look at the various Si and Vi digital options—and it was clear the Vi1, with its compact footprint, was the most appropriate console for our needs,â€? said Davies.

“I believe we should be supporting British manufacturers. Soundcraft has always had a big presence in the colleges I have more

HARMAN’s JBL EON515XT Portable Loudspeakers Line the Winner’s Circle at Racing Events Around the Country

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Announcer Tim Bomba uses JBL EON515XT portable loudspeakers for a variety of marathon and triathlon events around the United States.
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NORTHRIDGE, California – Tim Bomba, an announcer for marathon and triathlon events, has been using HARMAN’s JBL EON515XT portable loudspeakers to announce races across the United States, including The Keybank Vermont City Marathon in Burlington Vermont, and the Beach 2 Battleship Iron Triathlon in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

While larger events (more than 5,000 racers) require hiring a sound company, at smaller races Bomba has used four or more EON515XT loudspeakers at the Starting Lines, and frequently more at the Finish Lines. Each speaker is set up on tripods about seven feet off the ground, allowing the sound to travel over the racer’s heads, a major concern when there are more

MINNEAPOLIS-BASED AVEX INVESTS IN JVC GY-HM790U PROHD CAMCORDER

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that Minneapolis-based AVEX, a professional audio video rental and production company, purchased a JVC GY-HM790U ProHD camcorder for its live event and video production divisions.

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“We are getting requests for our camera – not only from our corporate rental clients, but also from other production firms in town,â€? said David Throldahl, AVEX president. “We have received phenomenal reports back from our clients, our own staff, and other contractors that have a chance to use the camera.â€?

AVEX chose the JVC camcorder because of its outstanding picture quality and ease of use. In addition to its own staff, the company uses a network of subcontractors for its live event production, so it was important that the camera be easy to operate, even with limited more

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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC(IMT) High Definition Modular Mobile RF Platform ENG News Vehicle Cruises into 2011 CCW Show

Offers Efficiency through Simplicity with Flexible, State-of-the-Art Turnkey Solution and Now Comes Equipped with Newscoder 4 MPEG-4 Enabled Encoder

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 11, 2011 – Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, will demonstrate its fully HD Microwave Service Company (MSC) Modular Mobile RF Platform (MMRP) broadcast ENG news vehicle at the 2011 CCW Show (Booth 931). The HD-configured MMRP now comes equipped with Nucomm’s Newscoder 4 MPEG-4 enabled encoder. The MMRP in full HD configuration was designed and integrated by Microwave Service Company (MSC), the engineering, integration and installation group of IMT.

The MMRP offers superior gas mileage, along with a very flexible and efficient platform for today’s smaller news crews. The full HD-SDI-configured MMRP (also available in more

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Sound Designer Aaron Guice Takes Sound Devices to the Streets Of L.A. With High-End, Multi-Platform Jennifer Lopez Fiat Campaign

Depends On Compact Size and Performance of 702 Portable Digital Sound Recorder

LOS ANGELES, OCTOBER 11, 2011 — Sound Designer Aaron Guice is notorious for teaming up with directors who push the limits of commercial and film projects. Recently, when he collaborated with director Paul Hunter, known for creating robust and cinematic environments for action-packed commercials and music videos, on the Jennifer Lopez/Fiat 500 Cabrio campaign, Guice selected Sound Devices 702 Portable Digital Sound Recorder to join him on location. Whether he was positioned on the backseat floor of the Fiat 500 Cabrio or amidst a screaming crowd of people, the 702 recorder was the perfect portable solution.

“For this campaign in particular, I was asked to do a lot of on-set, live recordings,â€? says Guice, who had recently purchased the 702 for a recording involving Lenny Kravitz, where a larger setup entailing a laptop with ProTools would more

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Haivision Network Video WFX 2011 Preview

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