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HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 Digital Console Helps Clinton Global Initiative To Be Heard Around The World

NEW YORK, New York – Front of house audio mixer Mac Kerr recently used HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 digital console for the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Founded by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative included meetings between world and private sector leaders, chief executives of companies, and directors of major nonprofits in the hopes of making a positive change in the world. During the conference, attendees heard from inspiring speakers who shared their points of view on the world, and learned about creative approaches taken by major organizations in the hopes of sharing common insights and ideas and making connections with other members.
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Oxygen DCT Introduces An Innovative Range Of SMART Fibre

Oxygen DCT has introduced a range of fibre optic cable that is breaking new ground in terms of reliability, practicality and performance.

Know as SMART Fibre, this new cable range is the only system in the world that features a Multimedia Interface (MMI), which gives signal and cable status and diagnostic information that is beneficial in terms of checking the fibre links for integrity and warning of potential errors.
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Kramer Introduces the VM-114H4C, 2×1:4 HDMI/DGKat™ Digital Switcher, Twisted Pair Transmitter and Distribution Amplifier

Kramer Electronics is pleased to introduce the high-performance VM-114H4C, the first digital switcher/distribution amplifier in a family of new digital switchers featuring varying output combinations. The VM-114H4C accepts two input signals, one HDMI and one DGKat (HDMI over twisted pair), and switches between these two inputs while outputting the signal selected over four identical DGKat outputs.
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DiGiCo SD10 Swings With McCune Audio At 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Fest

Wil Blades Trio

McCune Audio/Video/Lighting has been handling the audio services for the acclaimed Monterey Jazz Fest since the 1960′s. In business since 1932, this full service technical event production company has done its share of myriad events in its nearly 80-year history. They purchased their first DiGiCo, an SD10, and the console made its debut at the 54th Annual Festival this past September.
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LECTROSONICS AND INTENT DIGITAL COMBINE FOR NEW NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY AV SYSTEM

* Photo: Bob Ginger controlling the Lectrosonics ASPEN units *

Flagstaff, AZ – November 2011… With 39 satellite campuses throughout the state, Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a highly respected research university offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 25,000 students—17,000 of which are enrolled at the Flagstaff campus. At the Cline Library on the main campus, the University recently upgraded its Assembly Hall—a multipurpose space for lectures, presentations, meetings, movies, and more—with a new digital video and audio system. Encompassing a wide assortment of input sources that includes computers, document camera, VCR’s, DVD and Blu-ray surround sound playback plus microphones, the various audio feeds constitute a complex audio setup—one that is very competently managed by an ASPEN processing system from Lectrosonics. more

Sennheiser Announces InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) Accreditation for its Educational Sound Academy Programs

Old Lyme, Conn. – November 14, 2011 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that several of its Sennheiser Sound Academy programs now qualify for InfoComm
Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) renewal units (RU). Individuals that hold an
InfoComm CTS certification (including CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I) are required to earn RU credits periodically in order to keep their certification current. Sennheiser has partnered with InfoComm’s RU provider program in order to reinforce its standing commitment to the continuing education of CTS professionals in the industry.


Sennheiser RF Sound Academy

Sennheiser’s popular RF Sound Academy seminar now offers six (6) RU credits for individuals that successfully complete the course. RF Sound Academy is a comprehensive, one-day course covering many subjects pertaining to the use of wireless radio frequency microphones. Frequency coordination, antennas and distribution systems, system planning, wireless monitoring and the impact of FCC regulations on users of wireless microphones are among the topics included in this wide-ranging course, which is suitable for beginners to experienced professionals. RF Sound Academy training programs are conducted by Joe Ciaudelli (director of advanced projects and educational services, Sennheiser) and Dave Missall (national market development manager, Sennheiser).


Installed Sound Academy

Sennheiser’s Installed Sound Academy offers 7.5 RU credits for participants that successfully complete the program. Taught by Sennheiser National Market Development Managers Kent Margraves and Eric Reese, the Installed Sound Academy covers sound reinforcement, microphone theory and applications, wireless personal monitor systems, RF wireless systems and troubleshooting logic. The course is suitable for designers, consultants, project managers, worship leaders, system operators and technicians and anyone involved in the selection or purchase of audio products and systems.

Audio for Video and Film

Sennheiser’s Audio for Video and Film Sound Academy seminar, which is also led by Dave Missall, is a valuable resource for those who routinely work with video and would like to enhance their knowledge of how to integrate audio into their workflow. The Audio for Video and Film Sound Academy now offers six (6) InfoComm CTS® RU credits for participants who successfully complete the program. Among the topics covered in the seminar are microphone basics, microphone pickup patterns, boom techniques, shotgun microphones, tips and tricks to eliminate unwanted noises in recordings, and much more. The course also includes a mock scene in which participants practice mic placement and record and playback the results.

For more information on any of Sennheiser’s Sound Academy programs or to register, visit http://www.sennheiserusa.com/soundacademy.

Audio-Technica Provides Microphone Solutions for 2011 CMA Awards

— Leading music mixers and award-winning performers again pick A-T for sound quality and reliability —

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is celebrating its 18th year of supporting the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards by providing an extensive selection of vocal and instrument microphones for its annual awards show. The 45th Annual CMA Awards aired live in 5.1-channel surround sound Wednesday, November 9, on the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and featured over 200 Audio-Technica microphones, including an impressive array of hard-wired mics and Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless Systems. Audio-Technica microphones were chosen for their ability to provide clear and consistent audio quality for this star-studded live broadcast, for performers ranging from some of country music’s biggest stars to pop and rock acts on show-stopping collaborations.
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Guitar Center, The Nation’s Largest Instrument Retailer, Opens Its 222nd Store with New Location In the Houston Area

— Company opens its eighth store in 2011 with special savings and events —

— Guitar Center Sugar Land features on-site lessons and guitar repair services —

On October 27, 2011, Guitar Center opened its newest retail location, at 12790 Fountain Lake Circle, Stafford, Texas (near the city of Sugar Land), in the Houston metro area. The store’s opening delivered vast product selection, along with the unparalleled knowledge and experience of its dedicated staff. Guitar Center Sugar Land also features Guitar Center Studios, an embedded lesson and rehearsal facility. To celebrate the opening, Guitar Center hosted a Grand Opening Weekend featuring exclusive savings, gear giveaways and free events tailored to local musicians.
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Audio-Technica Offers 3000 Series Wireless Holiday Bundles

— A-T brings special savings for the holidays on their go-to wireless system —

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, announces special holiday savings for its 3000 Series wireless systems. These bundles feature a 3000 Series system paired with one of two low-profile A-T Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphones. The Holiday Bundle features A-T’s popular PRO 92cW Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone, and the Ultimate Holiday Bundle features A-T’s renowned BP892cW MicroSet® Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone. In addition to a condenser headworn microphone, each bundle also includes the 3000 Series receiver and UniPak® transmitter, along with a bonus sleek carrying case and the AT831cW Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone. All of these bundles will be available through December 31, 2011, from authorized Audio-Technica dealers in the U.S. With these bundles, A-T offers users everything they need to get their show on the road for the holiday season.
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EAW® Loudspeakers Chosen for Diesel Hall Venues in Tirana, Albania

Prosound Shpk, EAW®’s Albanian distributor, celebrates the life of Moray McMillin, who was instrumental in helping make this installation a reality

Loudspeakers from EAW®, a world leader in audio system technology for over 30 years, have been chosen for three venues that together make up the new 13,000-square-foot Diesel Hall complex in Tirana, Albania. Prosound Shpk, EAW’s Albanian distributor, was approached to recommend sound system solutions for the facility’s Botanik restaurant, Champagne Bar and Lounge Bar. As a result of the EAW products’ ability to deliver high-quality audio at a reasonable price point, Diesel Hall owner Ermal Gashi decided to go with Prosound’s recommendations, which included EAW loudspeakers and subwoofers from their SMS and VR series, among others. The system was designed by Jeff Pratt.
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