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ALTINEX AND IAVI CELEBRATE A SUCCESSFUL FIRST YEAR

** Photo: Wade Gilbert of IAVI with Wayne Childs of Altinex **

Brea, CA – March 2012… Altinex, recognized globally as a manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, and IAVI, a leading Commercial Pro AV Distributor, recently reached the first anniversary of the two firm’s distribution agreement. The accord, which united the Altinex suite of computer video interfaces, distribution amplifiers, switchers, matrix switchers, software, and furniture connectivity products with IAVI’s display and audio equipment offerings, has proven highly beneficial to both organizations. more

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Audinate’s Dante Proliferates Prolight+Sound 2012

Yamaha, Symetrix, Harman, Nexo, Auvitran, JoeCo, Four Audio, & TEQSAS announce Dante Networked Products

Portland, OR- March 29, 2012- In an unprecedented event never witnessed before in Pro Audio, no less than eight Audinate OEM partners announced a total of 13 Dante-enabled products at this year’s Prolight + Sound, the leading international trade fair for the event-technology sector.

“What is truly amazing is the wide range of different Dante products that were launched at the show”, says Lee Ellison, Audinate CEO. “It seems that no matter what you are looking for, there is now a Dante enabled product on the market.” Lee also adds, “The market is dictating what it wants, and Dante seems to be the answer,”

Here is what was launched at this year’s show:

Yamaha Commercial Audio-Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of the new CL Series of digital consoles. The Yamaha CL Series is a Dante network–based console featuring remote I/O for a faster, more responsive Yamaha system solution. All three CL models in the Centralogic™ series, only differentiated by frame size and input capability, feature 24 mix buses, 8 matrix buses, plus stereo and mono outputs, and 16 DCAs. The footprint of all three CL consoles is small, yet powerful and has been developed specifically for sound reinforcement applications such as performing arts venues, theaters, houses of worship, touring, and remote broadcast. The high output bus count will be a great benefit to live broadcast and monitor applications.

Symetrix- Symetrix announced the SymNet Edge, a significant update to its long line of DSP solutions packed with incredible new features. Symetrix designed Edge to meet the I/O capacity requirements of the bulk of commercial sound installations. Edge features four configurable I/O card slots, up to 16 channels total of local I/O plus 128 (64×64) channels of Audinate’s award winning Dante network audio.

Harman- Harman Soundcraft is extending its range of digital audio transport option cards for its Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series digital consoles with all options expected to start shipping this year. Plans are also in place for Dante network cards compatible with Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series consoles, following an agreement reached between Soundcraft and Audinate. “This agreement is a reflection of HARMAN’s responsiveness to its customers who want Dante networking,” added Lee Ellison, Audinate’s CEO.

Nexo- Nexo announced the new NXDT104 Dante audio plug-in card for the NXAMP, enabling NEXO loudspeaker systems to explore the many benefits of a high-performance AVB-ready digital networking solution. The NXDT104 will distribute digital audio plus integrated control data, automatically configuring its network interface and finding other Dante devices on the network.

AuviTran- AuviTran, the networking specialists, is adding Dante technology to their Audio Toolbox product range. Audinate was chosen to accelerate AuviTran’s development towards new networking technologies. Since 2003 AuviTran has provided audio professionals with innovative networking solutions using EtherSound technology and now adds Audinate’s Dante networking to its networking solution portfolio.

JoeCo Limited- JoeCo introduced the latest product in its BlackBox range of multi-channel live audio recorders and players in the form of the new BLACKBOX BBR64-DANTE RECORDER that can record or replay 64 channels.

Four Audio- Four Audio, manufacturer of audio and loudspeaker management systems, announced the launch of their new DBO1. The DBO1 is a Dante enabled breakout box with 8 analog output channels. It allows the user to go from Dante to analog signals in a small 1U box. The DBO1 is operated by simply connecting it to a Dante network and configuring the easy-to-use breakout box via the Dante Controller.

TEQSAS- TEQSAS, a professional audio solutions company with core competencies in delivering high quality audio products, announced a new Dante AES breakout module for their cyberTEQ – m-family of digital audio interconnect solutions.

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About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Using Audinate’s patented Dante networking solution, digital media networking just got easy. Audinate’s solution has been licensed by customers across the AV industry and can be found in installations and live sound applications globally. Audinate is a Promoter Member of the AVnu Alliance™ for promoting AVB adoption. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. Visit www.audinate.comfor the latest news and information on the company.

Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

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Extron Announces Two Output HDMI Distribution Amplifier

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the HDMI DA2, a one input, two output distribution amplifier for HDMI video and embedded multi-channel digital audio. The HDMI DA2 supports HDMI specification features including data rates up to 6.75 Gbps, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, Lip Sync, and HD lossless audio formats. This HDCP-compliant distribution amplifier supports all HDTV rates including 1080p/60 and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200. It features two Extron-exclusive technologies: EDID Minder®, which maintains continuous EDID communication between connected devices; and Key Minder®, which authenticates and maintains continuous HDCP encryption between input and output devices. The compact HDMI DA2 is ideal for applications that require the distribution of an HDMI source signal to two displays. more

You may know the “how-to” of sound recording, but do you know the “why” behind it?

Just Published from Focal Press!

The Science of Sound Recording
By Jay Kadis
ISBN: 9780240821542 | $39.95

The Science of Sound Recording will provide you with more than just an introduction to sound and recording, it will allow you to dive right into some of the technical areas that often appear overwhelming to anyone without an electrical engineering or physics background.

Written by Jay Kadis, Lecturer and Audio Engineer for the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, The Science of Sound Recording helps you build a basic foundation of scientific principles, explaining how recording really works. Packed with valuable must know information, illustrations and examples of ‘worked through’ equations this book introduces the theory behind sound recording practices in a logical and practical way while placing an emphasis on the concepts of measurement as they relate to sound recording, physical principles of mechanics and acoustics, biophysics of hearing, introduction to electronics, analog and digital recording theory and how science determines mixing techniques.

KEY FEATURES:

• Provides you with a clear understanding of why we record sound as we do to develop your engineering skills
• Numerous illustrations, diagrams and ‘work though’ equations help unravel the science
• Explanations given in clear simple terms “from the ground up”

Read a recent blog post by Jay Kadis on Focal Press’ blog for everything audio –AudioUndone.com:
So why do we do it like that? Science explains audio practices.

Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for over 70 years. We provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including: audio, film and digital video production, photography & digital imaging, animation, broadcast, theatre and web design.

We are committed to publishing high quality books filled with practical hands-on information, dealing with cutting-edge and converging technologies from the experts in the field. You will find practical solutions to problems, examples you can apply to your work, and valuable insights that will help you keep up-to-date in these highly competitive fields.

Focal Press – learn, master, create.

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Mitchell Rosenberg Appointed Vice President Of Channel Sales At NanoLumens

Reinforcing its commitment to strengthen its channel development programs across all vertical markets, NanoLumens® today announced the appointment of industry veteran Mitchell R. Rosenberg to the position of Vice President of Channel Sales, effective immediately, according to an announcement made today by Rick Cope, President of the Norcross, Georgia based company.

“We are very pleased to announce that Mitch has joined our team,” Cope said today, “and he does so at a time when the company is growing and expanding at a phenomenal rate. The market response to our commercially available line of flexible and fixed LED displays has been nothing short of amazing since their launch in November of last year. Mitch is going to play an important role in developing and implementing our long-term channel marketing programs — and he has the right combination of sales and leadership experience to ensure the success of these programs.”

Prior to joining NanoLumens, Rosenberg served as Director of Sales at Christie Digital Systems, Dallas, Texas, where he was responsible for leading the consolidated sales and business development team that spearheaded opportunities in both control room and new markets targeted by Christie MicroTiles. Rosenberg succeeded in forging customer relationships with dealers, systems integrators, in-house and independent representatives, consultants and end-users. Prior to this position, Rosenberg was a business development manager for Christie MicroTiles, an award-winning modular display system. Before joining Christie, he led major sales initiatives in the wireless network solutions industry as well as the AV control and display systems manufacturing fields. Rosenberg is an industry pioneer, responsible for introducing some of the first LED display systems in the United States.

“NanoLumens is revolutionizing the way the entire world views digital signage,” Rosenberg said today, “and I look forward to helping dealers, distributors, designers, consultants, and integrators fully commercialize the unique benefits the NanoLumens line of flexible and fixed displays deliver. I’m proud to join this remarkable company and become a member of the NanoLumens team!”

In addition to being CTS certified, Mitchell Rosenberg is a member of ICIA, ITVA, SMPTE, NAB, CEDIA, INFOCOMM, and LEED.

NanoLumens is the only company in the world able to reliably manufacture ultra-thin and lightweight, easy-to-install and maintain, seamless flexible digital displays in virtually any shape or size to meet each customer’s unique requirements. The company’s patented display technology, which allows customers to select from 4mm up to 10mm pixel pitches (depending on the model), promises to transform the way marketers engage their customers indoors and out of doors in every type of trade show, retail, hospitality, stadium, arena, transportation and public event environment.

In addition to being ultra-lightweight and energy efficient, NanoLumens displays feature a seamless, edge-to-edge picture quality (up to a brightness of 5,000 nits) that can be viewed from any angle or any distance without color shift or picture drop-off. Designed and engineered to be energy efficient, NanoLumens displays consume significantly less energy per-square foot than conventional digital displays. Further underscoring their commitment to eco-friendly technology, the NanoLumens displays are composed of up to 50% reclaimed materials, and are completely recyclable. What’s more, some new NanoLumens displays can be serviced from the front, making maintenance easier than ever before possible.

Designed and assembled entirely in the United States, NanoLumens displays are available in both flexible and fixed frames in five product lines: NanoFlex™, NanoFlex Wrap™, and NanoFlex Ribbon™ flexible displays; NanoSlim™ fixed rectangular displays; and NanoShape™ fixed round, square, and triangular displays. For more information about NanoLumens Digital Flex and Fixed Displays, please visit www.nanolumens.com or call (678) 421-9694.

About NanoLumens:
Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, NanoLumens, Inc. (www.nanolumens.com) is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development and component design for unique flexible and fixed displays that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. Since its founding in 2006, NanoLumens has built a portfolio of more than 20 international families of issued and filed patents on its flexible display technology that effectively address the commercial market void between relatively small flat-panel displays and huge, limited application LED boards. NanoLumens technology is not constrained by standard sizes and shapes, or by the weight, noise and cost issues traditionally associated with commercial LED products.

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Pacific Television Center Los Angeles Upgrades Master Control Room And Studios As Part Of Complete HD Facility Initiative

Improvements at New York and London Branches Support Global Renovation Plan

LOS ANGELES, CA, MARCH, 28, 2012 – Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a Los Angeles-based independent global transmission and production company, recently completed a major renovation of its master control room (MCR) in Los Angeles, significantly enhancing the company’s monitoring and transmission capabilities. As a result of installing five new workstations-the old MCR staffed just two-and a total of 12 screens, the redesign has enabled PacTV to increase the number of feeds it monitors from 64 to 162, with the company projecting it will monitor 240 feeds once the monitoring wall is fully populated later this year.

“Over the last few years, our client roster has grown significantly worldwide, and along with it, our need for increased staff and monitoring resources,” says Richard Neri, president, Pacific Television Center. “Moreover, this redesign has created a very functional space in which our team can collaborate more effectively on multiple projects.”

The redesign of the MCR also features new custom-made consoles by High Tech Furnishings and multiple Evertz 7867VIPA multi-image display processors. In addition, PacTV will now be able to monitor its feeds utilizing four new quality-control stations, which has made a big difference in productivity. Finally, PacTV installed a new OmniTek high-definition waveform scope that also measures Dolby E streams.

As part of the entire build-out of the facility, which is designed by Robert Ward & Associates, PacTV recruited Veneklasen Associates to design the acoustics in two of the three studios in Los Angeles. The studios have been fully upgraded to HD, soundproofed with new acoustical treatments and equipped with new Sony HXC100K HD cameras. Moving forward, architect Robert Ward has been commissioned to establish and maintain consistent design across all PacTV facilities.

PacTV is also in the process of upgrading studios in London and New York. In London, the company is currently building a second HD-capable studio, which will be ready in time to support its broadcast clients, for coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration in June and the major global sporting event that kicks off in July. The new studio will be equipped with a Sony HXC100K HD camera. To support these upgrades, the studio control room in London is also being enhanced, under the guidance of AbsoluteCad.

PacTV New York is also reconfiguring its MCR, in order to support a more collaborative work environment. Upgrading from one to three workstations and installing a new monitoring console has allowed for more efficiency and streamlining of daily duties. The New York facility has also graduated to a fully HD-capable, 96 x 96 router, along with a second studio, makeup room and a new green room. Mancini Duffy Architecture is overseeing the New York project, while SIA Acoustics is handling the acoustical treatments in the new studio.

“Communication is at the heart of our business and PacTV is fully committed to providing our clients with the best possible service in all of our facilities,” adds Neri. “In order to achieve this, all three of our MCRs communicate using a Trilogy intercom system. In addition, we have four more intercoms deployed at clients and vendors in Auckland, New Zealand, and Sydney, Australia. It is our goal to create a seamless broadcasting community around the globe.”

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DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS PROVIDE AFFORDABLE, EFFECTIVE COVERAGE AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA’S TRASK COLISEUM

trask_coliseum.JPGWILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – MARCH 2012: The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is part of the state’s 17-school university system and currently enrolls over 14,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Basketball is big in the Tar Heel state, and UNCW’s Seahawks basketball team draws crowds composed of students and locals to the 6,100-seat Trask Coliseum. Constructed in 1977, Trask recently benefitted from a $2 million makeover that included new floors, seating, scoreboards, a new video board, and a new high-intelligibility sound reinforcement system. South Dakota-based Daktronics designed and installed the multi-purpose arena’s new A/V system, which includes Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers. Daktronics chose the Danley SH-100B and SH-100 boxes based on their exceptional intelligibility, pattern control, and value.

“We were on a very tight budget,” explained Mike Maloney, regional audio sales associate with Daktronics. “We always strive for high-efficiency systems, but at UNCW, more

RTW Names Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup Asia as Exclusive Distributor in Malaysia

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 28 MARCH, 2011 – RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices, is pleased to announce that it has named Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup Asia (Stagetec Asia) as its exclusive distributor in Malaysia. Stagetec Asia will focus on all sales, service and support for RTW’s line of audio measurement products, further strengthening the company’s customer reach in Asia.

“We are looking forward to working with Stagetec Asia in Malaysia and are thrilled at the prospects this new business relationship will yield for RTW as we continue to gain new coverage in the Asian market,” says Daniel Wang, RTW sales manager for China and Southeast Asia. “As RTW continues to provide solutions for loudness control compliance around the world, we are happy to be working with such a prestigious distributor for our Asian clientele.”

Stagetec Asia will include the entire roster of RTW products including its newest introduction the TM3 TouchMonitor and the entire line of TouchMonitor products. They will also introduce RTW’s flagship SurroundControl series products to the market.

“Stagetec Asia is proud to be appointed as the exclusive distributor in Malaysia,” says David Chan, managing director of Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup Asia. “This new relationship will help us further strengthen our reputation in audio innovation.We are very proud to distribute for RTW.”

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PESA Expands Modular Audio DRS Solutions at 2012 NAB Show

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, today introduced its new DRS audio distributed routing system with Enterprise Data Exchange Engine (E-DXE) at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth SL9615), which runs April 16-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. A full-featured 24-bit, 96 kHz routing system for audio and time code signals, DRS uses high-speed multiplexing technology for signal distribution, rather than a crosspoint matrix array, and its modular architecture makes it easy to tailor the system to fit specific configurations.

At the heart of every DRS is PESA’s DXE frame, where the actual signal routing function takes place. It provides all the essential signal processing features, including input sample rate conversion, input gain, and phase inversion. AES3, AES3id, time code, analog audio, and MADI (AES-10) signals can be processed within the same system without external converters, and each DRS can be sample rate adjusted to support 44.1kHz or 48kHz. Packetized data is routed over a gigabit Ethernet network between frames through the DXE to deliver desired input signals to desired output connections.

In addition to the traditional I/O audio remedies, input and output delay can be set independently on every I/O channel. With up to two seconds of delay available to every I/O, external audio delay systems are unnecessary.

Offered in three package sizes, DRS can accommodate a variety of audio requirements. The compact DRS Series-C uses an internal control card to support 64 mono I/O in a 1 RU frame, and two frames can be combined via an Ethernet port for 128×128 I/O (no DXE processor frame necessary). DRS Series-M supports small and mid-range routing needs with up to four 512×512 I/O frames, which combine to deliver up to 2048×2048 I/O. DRS Series-E systems, which accommodate enterprise-wide systems with E-DXE, support up to five 1536×1536 I/O frames to increase the I/O count to 7680×7680. All three packages are shipping now.

For Series-M and Series-E systems using the DXE or E-DXE processor frame, each 1 RU I/O frame provides 128 signal ports and can be located virtually anywhere within a facility – up to 300 feet away from the main processing frame (or more than six miles using optional fiber optic extender modules). Interconnections are made using common CATx cable and standard RJ-45 connectors. Stereo analog inputs as well as analog outputs are converted to digital using high performance 24-bit converters. Inputs may be switched as mono channels, stereo pairs, or up to 16 channels to support any audio environment.

“Whatever the application, DRS technology will dramatically reduce the complexity of your audio setup,” said Chuck Tillett, PESA president and COO. “With PESA’s unique signal processing technology, complex and cumbersome wiring schemes and cable routing are a thing of the past. And less complex wiring requirements with fewer cables keep signal quality high, which saves time and money in both installation and maintenance.”

Any DRS audio system using the DXE or E-DXE can be configured for complete system redundancy. A second interconnect allows for two parallel data paths in the event signals are lost on the primary path. Plus, each frame supports redundant power and control, as well as front load, hot-swappable logic cards. Frames are available in a variety of interconnect options, including BNCs, ELCO, or 6-pin pluggable connectors for analog, AES, and time code.

In addition to standard signal I/O frames, DRS includes two special purpose circuit cards for embedding and de-embedding digital audio, which marries the video routing capability of the Cheetah video matrix routers with the audio routing capability of the Cheetah DRS audio router. The Cheetah MUX-3G card provides 16 SDI video output channels and embeds any of up to 256 audio signals selected from DRS input sources to any of the HD or 3G video output signals. Any audio input signal to DRS – AES, embedded, MADI, or analog – can become the input source for the video MUX card for embedding onto a video output signal.

The Cheetah DEMUX-3G card provides 16 SDI video inputs and de-embeds all audio groups and channels from all video signals. Up to 256 de-embedded audio signals may be selected as input sources for the DRS channel group. In DRS system configuration, the DEMUX-3G card functions as a signal input frame, and the MUX-3G card functions as a signal output frame. Full digital signal processing and stereo remedies may be applied to embedded audio signals.

Both cards are compatible with SDI video signals up to 3Gbps and are compliant with SMPTE 259M, 292M, and 424M. Audio signals present on an incoming SD video signal are passed through to the output with no modification, even if the audio signals are de-embedded for use elsewhere. The cards are used in place of the HD/3G-SDI video input buffer and video output combiner cards in a Cheetah video router mainframe. The audio portion of each card integrates with a DRS channel group through an available DXE I/O port using common CATx cable, up to 100 meters in length.

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

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HARMAN’s Soundcraft® Vi1 Delivers it Strait for Matthew Manasse

LONDON, United Kingdom – When members of Dire Straits got back together for a one-off charity event at the Albert Hall, sound engineer Matthew Manasse was asked to look after the front of house mix. Having previous connections with keyboard player Alan Clark, and being a close colleague of their original engineer Robert Collins, Matthew was an obvious choice.

The incredible response led to repeated demands for the band to play again—and so ‘The Straits’ took to the road. This culminated in a full European tour recently that saw Matthew Manasse mixing the shows on a Soundcraft Vi1.

Having toured with some of the biggest names in the industry, from Dave Brubeck and Katie Melua to Rufus Wainwright and Pink, Manasse is highly regarded in the world of professional audio. However, in a world of ever tightening budgets he had become disillusioned with the touring market and left it to concentrate on running his new venture, Bluefish Live Events, to service the corporate events market.

But The Straits tour proved irresistible and as an early champion of Soundcraft’s Vi6, he had no hesitation in turning again to the company’s digital platform. The Vi1 was provided by Sound Technology, HARMAN’s distributor in the UK and ROI.

“I really loved the Vi6 so when the Vi1 was suggested I was initially a little concerned that its compact size might make it difficult or slow to navigate,” he admitted. “There are only 16 input faders visible at any one time and with 44 inputs from the stage I was worried that I’d be constantly switching between the layers and that this would take my attention away from the mix.”

Fortunately, Soundcraft was one step ahead. “There are five user definable fader layers so I’ve been able to group together the inputs that I need for different elements of the show,” Manasse said. “Accessing the right channel has never been so easy. With sound levels ranging from around 70dB up to the dramatic peaks of around 108dB, I needed a digital console that was versatile, small and flexible and that could handle that dynamic range without running out of headroom.”

The system has been programmed so there is a page for the opening number, a different page for the rocky songs and a third for the more acoustic ones. “On each of these fader pages I have the key input channels visible that I know I’ll need to access quickly,” Matthew continued. “Obviously some channels, such as the lead vocal, will appear on all these pages but that’s what makes this desk so flexible. I always have the inputs I need at my fingertips.”

Whereas previously he would simply recall a snapshot for every song, with the user definable layers he’s decided to mix the show on the fly, making the experience a lot more fun. “This has the effect of keeping the whole mix fresh as I have to stay completely involved.”

The other area where the console scores highly is on the output section. Concert Sound Clair, which has a long history with both Manasse and Dire Straits, is providing a monitor system and FOH control for the tour.

“As we aren’t able to carry a full PA system, CSC had given me an advanced processor as part of the package so that I could take complete control of the house systems that I’m using—but due to the number of matrix outputs on the Vi1, all with delay and EQ, I haven’t needed it once,” Manasse added.

CSC also provided a Vi stagerack, adding 64 mic/line inputs on stage to the 32 on the back of the console, which was a further bonus. The sound engineer noted that since the Soundcraft preamps are modelled on the Studer, this provided him with “an exceptional sound.”

The Vi1 also offers four Lexicon effects engines, which Manasse has been using sparingly on percussion, acoustic guitar, sax, vocals and the signature National steel guitar. “I am a huge fan of the built-in Lexicon effects,” he said, “and the Vistonics™ interface on the Vi1 makes it is so much more flexible and intuitive.”

One facility on the Vi1, which he regards as essential, is the input channel delay. “A few years ago I started to experiment with time alignment and now apply this to every mic on stage; it’s time consuming but the results speak for themselves as there is a marked increase in clarity and depth within the mix.The big advantage is that I can keep the acoustic guitars sounding like acoustic guitars, I don’t have to use the EQ to make them cut through as I’m already creating the ‘space’ with the time correction. By reducing the amount of ‘mess’ onstage I can keep the whole band sounding more natural.”

With Gareth Lewis on monitors and Nick Belshaw tour managing, the house engineer reflects on a thoroughly enjoyable tour of duty, before he again replaces the world of circuit venues (averaging out at around 1,500 capacity), to four and five star hotel conference and banqueting rooms.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.2 billion for twelve months ending December 31, 2011.

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