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Sound Devices PIX 240 Makes Red Carpet Debut

New Audio/Video Recorder Extends Life for HDV Camera to Capture the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards Pre-Show Event

HOLLYWOOD, OCTOBER 3, 2011 — Working for professional audio equipment reseller Coffey Sound, Daron James appreciates the convenience that quality products bring to his customers. However, in his role as editor for Sound & Picture magazine, it’s these very products that help streamline video productions for the publication’s website, including his recent work on the red carpet during the Academy of Television Arts & Science’s 63rd Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards. In order to capture both audio and video during red carpet arrivals, James selected the Sound Devices PIX 240 to join him on one of Hollywood’s biggest nights. more

Scott Leslie is Appointed as Director of Engineering for the HARMAN Professional Loudspeaker Business Unit, JBL Professional

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Scott Leslie, Director of Engineering, HARMAN Professional Loudspeaker Business Unit, JBL Professional

NORTHRIDGE, California – Scott Leslie has been appointed Director of Engineering for the HARMAN Professional Loudspeaker Business Unit, JBL Professional. He will report directly to Mark Ureda, Vice President and General Manager of the HARMAN Professional Loudspeaker Business Unit, JBL Professional.

Leslie brings an extensive background in acoustics and technology, having held positions with companies such as Fender, Altec Lansing, Tektronix and Sun Microsystems. Most recently, he served as CEO of Evidant Corporation, a software company he founded, which specializes in business analytics and management consulting.

Leslie holds an MSEE degree in Acoustics from Georgia Tech University, and an MBA degree from the University of California, Irvine. He has a unique loudspeaker pedigree, as his father is Don Leslie, inventor and more

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Robert Juliat Topaze Followspots Illuminate the Middle Ages for Medieval Times’ Chicago Guests

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Medieval Times

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament discovered a treasure in Topaze, the 1200W MSD followspot from Robert Juliat, which has been added to the lighting inventory at its Chicago Castle, now celebrating its 20th year as one of the Midwest’s most popular family entertainment destinations.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament offers guests ringside seats to a story of bravery and honor set in 11th-century Spain. Diners thrill to the unique theater spectacular, which includes a jousting tournament and falconry, all while eating a four-course feast.

Barbizon Lighting Company supplied the new Robert Juliat Topaze fixtures as part of a lighting upgrade to Medieval Times’ suburban Chicago location.

“I was looking for something different, not the usual spots,” says sound and lighting manager Edgar Campos. “Other lighting manufacturers seemed to have the more

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DeYoung ‘Sails Away’ at Wrigley Field with Support by Gand, Yamaha, and NEXO

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CHICAGO—Founding member and lead vocalist for the band Styx and now out on his own for the past ten years, Dennis DeYoung recently performed a private show at Wrigley Field in Chicago for approximately 500 guests. Thanks to the sound production efforts of Gand Concert Sound (aka the ‘NEXO Guys’) who provided 16 NEXO GEO S8 speaker boxes and two Yamaha PM5D-RH digital audio consoles, the private event went off without a hitch.

With the two Yamaha PM5D-RH consoles positioned at front of house and monitors, the NEXO rig was configured with eight NEXO GEO S8 boxes per side flown, four NEXO CD18 subs, two PS8s for frontfills, two PS10s for outfills, and eight NEXO PS15 slants on five mixes. Gand also provided 3-phase Motion Labs Power Distro, and Rapco 48-channel split plus snake. A Stageline SL100 mobile stage was provided by American Mobile Staging, Barrington, Illinois and used more

ORT High Schools get’s Techie with Tecom

TechPod WorkStations installed in ORT High Schools

Long time customer ORT Sci-Tech School Network, recently went all out with Tecom’s TechPod’s, installing TechPod WorkStations in their classrooms and marking a revolution in the way ORT teachers conduct classroom presentations.

TechPod WorkStations, available in a desktop or podium style configuration are suited for every classroom and auditorium from Middle School to University. Ensuring all classrooms work with the same interface, TechPod WorkStations give teachers the opportunity to utilize the latest technology within their curriculum. Cost effective and easy to use, teachers can now walk into a classroom and immediately begin to teach, presenting their material directly from the TechPod, without a huff or puff. Best of all, all Tecom products are vandal proof, meaning students cannot damage equipment, and schools are guaranteed protection on their investment.

ORT is now well ahead of the game offering its student’s more

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