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ACIR to Host Yamaha CL Demo at Trump Taj Mahal

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J.—ACIR Professional will host a demo of the new Yamaha CL Digital Console Series on Thursday, April 5th from 12 Noon – 4:00 pm at the Trump Taj Mahal (Atlantic City), Xanadu Theatre. Yamaha Systems Application Engineer, Kevin Kimmel, and Regional District Manager, Bob Quinones, will be on hand to demo the new CL console and will also present the new Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045 Primary Source Enhancer and Dugan-MY16 card. All audio professionals are welcome. RSVP: to Lisa Young (young.lisa7@gmail.com) by April 2, 2012.

Yamaha CL Series Digital Console Series: 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.

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045: The new Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045 Primary Source Enhancer has been developed for, and is distributed exclusively by, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. Primarily used in live sound applications, the RND 5045 is a 2-channel analog, 1RU device that not only enables up to 16dB of additional gain before feedback when conditions allow, but because it is a dynamics-only processor, the integrity of the original signal is preserved. The device reduces background sounds and enhances the main audio source, providing clarity and warmth to podium, lavaliere, and headset mics, as well as in extreme situations, such as referee mics.

Dugan-MY16 Card:
The Dugan-MY16 card is designed for current model Yamaha digital mixers and processors including Yamaha 01V96, DM1000, 02R96, DM2000, M7CL, LS9, DSP5D, PM5D, and DME24/64N. Dan Dugan Sound Design automatic mic mixing products eliminate cueing errors, reduce feedback and ambient noise pickup, allow for smooth transitions between talkers, and provide consistent system gain no matter how many mics are open. The card can handle up to 64 live microphones, and is remote controllable.

Students of the Academy of Music and Theatre Hamburg Learn Tricks of the Trade With a HARMAN Studer Vista 5 Digital Console

Professor Andreas Hübner, head of the AV Media Centre at the Academy of Music and Theatre Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany – With approximately 750 students, the Academy of Music and Theatre Hamburg (HfMT) is one of the major music academies in Germany and offers an artistic and scientific education in all areas of music and theatre. One of the Academy’s hallmarks is its AV Media Center, at the heart of which lies a HARMAN Studer Vista 5 digital mixing console.

HfMT’s AV media center includes a recording studio and a video production studio, plus an audio control room for the recording of live events that take place in the Academy’s 450-seat theatre. The theatre hosts up to 10 opera productions per year, as well as productions by the Academy’s drama students. The AV Media Center’s equipment is used on a full-time basis by the Academy’s students, who are expected to familiarize themselves with the technology.

The Vista 5 console at HfMT is equipped with 32 faders. The central unit of the DSP system, the SCore Live engine, is equipped with four DSP cards and is housed in an equipment room along with other media and audio technology components. The exchange of audio and control data between the CPU and the D21m I/O system takes place via a fiber optic network.

A total of 216 and 208 outputs are available in different formats. The Studer I/O system can also be easily adapted to existing audio patchbays.

The Studer Vista 5 console was sold through Audio Pro, Studer’s Germany distributor.

For more information on Audio Pro, please visit www.audiopro.de

For more information on the Academy of Music and Theatre Hamburg, please visit www.hfmt-hamburg.de

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.

Penn Elcom announces North American availability of FANE Colossus Prime 18XS

Penn Elcom, now North America distributors of FANE loudspeakers are proud to announce the arrival of the Colossus Prime 18XS, 18” 1200 watt woofer for pro-audio applications of all types. See spec sheet.

The Prime 18XS is intended for use as a high-output bass driver in multi way systems and features a 4 inch ‘sandwich’ (inside and outside windings) voice coil, immersed in a symmetric magnetic field yielding increased linearity and lower distortion. This, coupled with laminated silicone suspensions, a large Xmax of 12mm with peak to peak travel of 60mm, ensures fast accurate bass at high levels of excursion. The cone membrane, manufactured from polycellulose, is much stronger and more durable than conventional paper pulp alternatives. This allows the driver to combine high-sensitivity with the structural integrity required to produce undistorted low frequencies at extreme sound pressure levels. The driver handles 1200 Watts (A.E.S.) continuous and can cope with peaks in excess of 4800 Watts. This is due to advanced thermal management in the form of vented die-cast chassis and increased motor system venting. These measures effectively remove heat from the voice coil, resulting in extremely low-power compression. The Prime 18XS exhibits 100 dB sensitivity and can deliver bass down to 29 Hz (-6 dB) in a 200 litre ported enclosure.

For further details, OEM and dealer inquiries contact David Logan @ david.logan@penn-elcom.com .

MICHAEL BUBLÉ’S BREAKOUT CRAZY LOVE TOUR RELIES ON DPA MICROPHONES

Multiplatinum Grammy-Nominated Artist Uses the DPA 3521 and DPA 4099 Microphones for All Live Performances

BURBANK, CADPA Microphones’ 4099 Live Instrument microphones and 3521 Cardioid Compact Stereo Kit provide the kind of discreet and lightweight micing that is perfect for any size live acoustic music ensemble on Michael Bublé’s Crazy Love tour. Craig Doubet, Bublé’s FOH mixer, chose DPA because of the complete transparency of the mics. He was also looking to reduce the amount of gain before feedback in the piano and the bleeding of other instruments into the mic while still allowing for easy and repeatable placement. The 3521 stereo kit in particular, has been integral to Bublé’s live sound, since the piano is a large part of the show. more

Audio Post Production House, Mixopolis, Adds A Fairlight Xynergi To Increase Full Project Development

NEW YORK, New York- Nestled in the heart of New York City, premier audio post production house, Mixopolis, recently purchased a Fairlight Xynergi system in order to maximize potential and optimize workflow within their state-of-the-art mixing facility, providing television and radio advertising agencies high quality promotional material.

Mixopolis, who prides itself on being a full service audio post house, deploys Fairlight for post work including voiceover recording, lock to picture, sound effects and sound design. The ability to intake all audio and video formats through the Xynergi console allows them to stay on top of the game and offers the flexibility to handle any project.

Currently featuring work on Macy’s ‘Shop For A Cause’ campaign as well as other television spots and shows for NBC and HBO, Mixopolis continues to grow. With the addition of another Fairlight system, this time a Xynergi, Mixopolis looks to extend their reputation for delivering quality projects and top-notch client service from start to finish.

The addition of Fairlight’s Xynergi provides a secondary system that will allow the Mixopolis team to access projects and files while their other studio rooms are occupied. “It’s great to have the ability of prepping files or projects on the stand alone system,” said Mitch Raboy, owner, Mixopolis. “It fits perfectly in the area near our music library and is easy to access by everyone.”

For a system that wasn’t originally meant for full project development, Raboy and his team have been able to utilize it extensively due to ease of use and ability to edit material very quickly. “We all love the Constellation we have in our mixing room. This makes it easy for our team to take advantage of the second system. To our surprise it has been used regularly and we’ve even done a few complete projects on it.”

Speaking highly of Fairlight, Raboy continued,” We’ve maintained an upgrade path and still have and use the CC1/Constellation in house, which has been a work-horse throughout the years.”

“The addition of Fairlight to be able to drag and drop any file format to the timeline has been the deal maker,” Raboy added. “This was a huge step in the process to save time. We can now store video with the project and don’t need any other peripherals.”

Although Raboy and his team are not new to the workings of the Xynergi, some of the settings and processes of the console continue to make projects simpler. “The automation is great, being able to copy past projects to the current timeline saves time when working on multiple versions of a commercial. Having touch-sensitive faders and knobs under my hands is awesome. It’s great not having to use a mouse. Whatever knob or setting you’re looking for it’s right on the console.”

“Overall Fairlight has been there through it all and helped us to do our jobs at the highest level. The support has been outstanding and gives us confidence that we can tackle any job that comes our way,” Raboy summed up.

For additional information on Mixopolis, please visit: www.mixopolis.com

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About FairlightUS:
FairlightUS is headquartered in New Jersey USA and is the exclusive distributor for Fairlight products in the North American market. Fairlight has been at the forefront of digital audio development since its inception in 1975. Fairlight designs and manufactures media creation tools including digital audio recording, editing and mixing systems for standard and high definition audio post, broadcast and music production applications. www.fairlightus.com

About Fairlight:
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia Fairlight designs and manufactures media production systems powered by the company’s groundbreaking CC-1 FPGA digital processing engine. The Fairlight product range includes EVO, Xynergi and the new PyxisG2, all of which feature in the world’s leading broadcasters, commercial post facilities, music studios and film production studios. Fairlight has a rich tradition of innovation and development and is at the forefront of green computing technology.

SurgeX Selected as Exclusive Power Management Brand for Azione Unlimited

As a preferred vendor, SurgeX brings energy intelligence and advanced power management to a growing community consumer electronic dealers, custom retailers and integrators.

Zebulon, NC – March 29, 2012 – SurgeX, the leader in surge elimination and energy intelligence, is proud to announce their availability to Azione Unlimited’s dealer network, as the group’s exclusive power management solution. As a result of this partnership, SurgeX brings their patented Advanced Series Mode® surge elimination and smart power management technology to the Azione Unlimited community.

“Having worked very successfully with Richard in the past, we’re excited to be working with him again at Azione. His stellar reputation for providing products that dealers can build a business around helps create a solid bond between manufacturers and vendors,” stated Rick Komendera, SurgeX vice president of sales. “By making all SurgeX power solutions available to the Azione Unlimited network, we are equipping members with profitable, long-term solutions that include smart power management, cutting-edge diagnostics, monitoring and applications support; all of which has the potential to add incredible value to the bottom line.”

“Azione vendors receive value through marketing, dealer interaction and idea sharing, all fundamental building blocks of a successful buying group,” said Richard Glikes, president. “We are proud to have SurgeX as our power management partner because they offer a full suite of innovative smart energy solutions for electrical panels and AC racks right on down to single outlets.”

SurgeX offers a complete line of AC power solutions for protection, power conditioning, and control of sensitive electrical and electronic equipment, especially today’s DSP and microprocessor-based equipment. SurgeX products are designed to suit every application and are offered in stand-alone, rack-mount, and NEMA enclosures.
Consumer electronics dealers, custom retailers and AV installers interested in offering their customers the smart energy intelligence and advanced surge protection should contact their SurgeX representative for further information.

To learn more about SurgeX, please visit www.surgex.com.

About SurgeX
SurgeX is the leading energy intelligence company and proud manufacturer of AC power conditioning and surge elimination product. Offering a complete line of AC power solutions for protection, power conditioning, and control of sensitive electrical and electronic equipment, Surge’s patented Advanced Series Mode® protection technology is the only product line in the market that absorbs and eliminates surges without the use of sacrificial components, ground or common mode contamination. SurgeX technology is A-1-1 Certified, is completely non-sacrificial, and protects AV equipment from AC surges and electrical transients that can disrupt sound quality and digital performance.

SurgeX is owned and operated by Electronic Systems Protection, Inc. All products are manufactured in Zebulon, North Carolina, are, and are backed by a best in class 11 year warranty. Visit http://www.surgex.com for further company and product information.

Brainstorm Introduces SR-112 Time Code Distripalyzer at NAB 2012

New Version of Industrywide Favorite for Time Code Solutions

Brainstorm SR-112 Time Code Distripalyzer

Brainstorm Electronics, the world leader in time code and clocking solutions, is introducing at NAB 2012 the new SR-112 Time Code Distripalyzer.

Brainstorm’s new SR-112 Time Code Distripalyzer, replaces the industry standard SR-15+. It is a time code reader, distributor, reshaper, analyzer and generator all in a 1U rack mount device. The analyzer indicates format, frame rate, errors and video phase, and outputs a comprehensive report; the 1×12 distributor reshapes the signal; the optional generator repairs drop-outs and generates new code. All SMPTE and EBU SD/HD rates are supported. Ethernet is included for reporting and to set parameters and update firmware.

About Brainstorm
Brainstorm products deliver complete solutions for all sync requirements in the post- production, recording and broadcast environments. Designed for operations ranging from audio recording studios to large post-production houses and major broadcast facilities or remotes, Brainstorm offers the most comprehensive package for all clocking needs, providing versatility in the widest range of applications.

Experience the new Brainstorm SR-112 at NAB in Las Vegas,
April 16 – 19, Booth #C-3740

For a free VIP pass to NAB more info about Brainstorm, visit distributor plus24:
http://www.plus24.net or phone 323.845.1171

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FOR-A Debuts 1 M/E to 2 M/E Video Production Switcher at NAB 2012

Fort Lee, New Jersey – FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, today introduced the HVS-390HS, the latest in its line of compact, cost-effective switchers. Available in 1 M/E and 2 M/E versions, it includes 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs and eight outputs (expandable to 24 inputs and 13 outputs), with frame synchronizers for all inputs. The new video production switcher will be unveiled at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth C5219), which runs April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Multiple markets have enthusiastically embraced this product line, including broadcasters, educators, houses of worship, and corporate video producers,” said Pedro Silvestre, sales director for FOR-A Corporation of America. “The HVS-390HS maintains the compact footprint and operating style of our previous models, and improves the operation style with the addition of macros and pneumonic keys.”

Built-in resizing engines on four inputs allow HD, SD, and PC sources to be mixed within the same production. Four keyers per M/E are standard. The HVS-390HS includes two chroma keyers. All keyers have an independent 2D DVE channel, plus two 3D DVEs (for background and keyer) for each M/E. The HVS-390HS includes 100 2D and 68 3D wipe patterns, in addition to standard cut, mix, and wipe transitions on the M/E bus.

The HVS-390HS features a highly versatile input/output set up, including the ability to use the optional input/output boards from FOR-A’s HVS-300 switcher as well. It comes standard with 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs, eight outputs plus an HDMI output. With the addition of optional input/output boards, the system expands to 24 inputs and 13 outputs. Analog components, analog composite, DVI, and RGB can also be added.

The switcher is equipped with output video recording and playback functions. It includes an advanced video memory function that can simultaneously record fills and keys and saves consecutive stills when transferred from the user interface as video. Clips can be up to 240 frames long. And recorded clips and stills can be used for CG wipes.

Up to 100 events can be stored in memory and recalled with a single click during live applications. A built-in sequence function stores up to 100 sequences, with each parameter setting registered as a key frame. When used with FOR-A’s HVS-39GUI, information for each key frame in a sequence can be displayed on a timeline, so the correlation of action timings can be easily verified. Sequences and events can be assigned to any of the 12 user buttons on any of the switcher’s control panels.

Four still stores support JPEG, BMP, and TGA file formats, as well as animated logos. External video input and PGM output can be captured as still images, and data generated on a PC or other source can be loaded to the main unit via Ethernet or loaded via USB through the switcher’s control panel.

Three control panels are available for the HVS-390HS: the HVS-391OU (1 M/E), HVS-392OU (2 M/E), and HVS-392ROU (rack-mountable 2 M/E). The 3 RU main unit includes an enlarged fan and efficient exhaust process to guarantee silent operation, which is ideal when it is installed near the operator’s workspace in mobile production units or small control rooms. An optional redundant power supply is also available.

The built-in dual multi-view can display up to 16 split windows on either output, and different display patterns and sources can be set for each. Every multi-view window is equipped with title and tally display functions. Other built-in features include safety area and color bar displays, macro, color correction, and simultaneous switching (and output) of two L/R systems for 3D productions.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 201-944-1120 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

Chyron Extends BlueNet(TM) Workflow With MediaMaker

Turnkey Graphics Rendering Solution for File-Based Workflow Production Enhances Collaboration While Reinforcing Branding Consistency

MELVILLE, N.Y. — March 29, 2012 — Chyron today announced that MediaMaker, a turnkey solution that seamlessly integrates Chyron graphics with file-based workflows, is now available and shipping. This new addition to Chyron’s CAMIO newsroom workflow product line uses Lyric(R) file-based rendering to create graphics for use in editing systems such as Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R), Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro, and Adobe(R) After Effects(R). more

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Digital Rapids Adaptive Streaming Encoders and Automation Drive Massive Multi-Screen Sports Media Success for PERFORM

Over 150 automated StreamZ Live encoders power lucrative live streaming of 25,000 events annually for leading sports media group

March 29, 2012 — Passfield, UK: Digital Rapids announced today that sports media specialist PERFORM has deployed over 150 StreamZ Live encoders and the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager multi-encoder automation software to power live streaming of thousands of premium sports events to viewers on an expanding range of devices and platforms. more

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