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New Bose® L1® Model 1S Portable Line Array System and Bose B2 Bass Module Offer a Unique Combination of Portability and Performance

Framingham, Massachusetts, September 25, 2012 – Today, Bose expands its L1 family of line array systems with the new L1® Model 1S system, a portable line array that offers the best combination of performance and portability in an L1 system. The L1 Model 1S system connects musicians, DJs and other performers with audiences of up to 300 at parties, presentations, and events. A new Bose® B2 bass module is also available for the L1 Model 1S and L1 Model II systems, delivering more low-frequency output for L1 system users who require more powerful bass.

L1 Model 1S System: Wide Coverage, Clear Sound
Like the L1 Model II and L1 Compact systems, the L1 Model 1S system uses proprietary technology to deliver clear, powerful sound throughout the entire listening area. Its 12-speaker line array with Articulated Array® speaker technology provides 180-degree horizontal coverage with less drop-off in sound level than conventional systems. Whether at a live music venue, community theater or a wedding reception, performers and audiences hear full, detailed, tonally balanced sound whether in front of the L1 Model 1S system or off to the extreme sides.

The L1® Model 1S system consists of four lightweight pieces that can be set up and broken down in minutes without the need for speaker stands or wires. And it can be easily packed into three included carrying bags. The materials and construction are designed to meet the rigorous demands of musicians, DJs and general PA applications.

The L1 Model 1S system also includes an integrated ToneMatch® port that provides a single-cable digital and power connection to the optional T1 ToneMatch audio engine, a multichannel audio device that provides four input channels with independent selection of ToneMatch presets and effects. It gives musicians access to tone-shaping technologies and provides a complete suite of studio-class effects and processing, as well as additional channels for instruments or microphones when used with Bose® L1 portable line array systems.

B2 Bass Module: Simple Setup, Serious Bass
The high-performance B2 bass module is designed for users who require more powerful bass output for a variety of applications. Featuring two 10-inch-high excursion woofers mounted in a rugged enclosure, the B2 module is engineered to work with the L1 Model 1S and Model II systems.

The B2 module includes a rear-panel switch with three output settings, each of which is automatically sensed and equalized by the L1 system for optimized performance. Interlocking end caps enable up to two B2 bass modules to be stacked together.

Bose L1 Portable Line Array Systems
The new L1 Model 1S system is the latest in an expanding line of portable line array systems from Bose. When placed behind the performer, Bose L1 systems eliminate the need for separate PA speakers and monitors, allowing the performer and the audience to experience nearly the same sound on stage and in the venue. The portable, lightweight components connect easily without the need for speaker stands, take only a few minutes to set up and require minimal cargo space. Designed for small- to medium-sized venues, they provide a viable alternative over conventional PA systems.

The L1® family also includes the L1 Model II system, the most advanced L1 system featuring a 24-speaker articulated line array designed for an audience of 500. The L1 Compact system, the lightest and easiest-to-set-up L1 system, features a six-speaker curved articulated line array to bring much of the performance benefits of the L1 systems to DJs, musicians, and other performers and presenters who want to reach an audience of up to 100 listeners.

The L1 Model 1S system and B2 bass module will be available separately from Bose beginning immediately. The complete line of Bose L1 portable line array products can be purchased directly from Bose and through authorized Bose dealers nationwide. For more information about Bose® products for musicians, visit bose.com or call 1-888-301-2073.

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Neumann KH 120 Studio Monitors Deliver Superior Midrange and Truthful Response for Classical Music Producer Leszek Wojcik

Since the early 1970s, Leszek Wojcik has been recording exquisite classical music performances at top venues including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, The Rose Theater and Carnegie Hall, where he is employed as recording studio manager. Wojcik, who is also a highly sought after freelance classical recording professional, recently acquired a pair of Neumann KH 120 monitors.

Wojcik had been using a competitor’s pair of monitors, but ‘never really fell in love with them.’ He decided to switch to the Neumann KH 120s after one of his classical recording colleagues, Mateusz Zechowski, recommended them, citing their outstanding transparency and natural sound. Since then, they have become a foundational element of his control room and he’s never looked back.

“It took me about 15 seconds to make the decision to switch to the Neumann KH 120s,” Wojcik says. “The midrange is fantastic. It’s very truthful and flat, which is critical in recording classical music. For me, the midrange is the single most important part of a monitor’s sound, because most of the compositions in Western music were written for this range.”

Wojcik, who has a master’s degree in Tonmeister Studies from Chopin Music Academy and who lectures on “Aesthetics of Recording” at New York University, is well versed in both the theory and practice of audio recording and draws from over three decades of experience: “I come from the school that encourages making your decisions based on listening,” says Wojcik. “No two situations are the same in classical music recording so you have to keep searching for the perfect sound and you do this by listening. For this reason, the main component of the control room are the monitors, and the Neumann KH 120s are a great tool.”

Wojcik’s first field test of the KH 120 came during the recording of a performance of an orchestra from Qatar at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City. Wojcik set up his Neumann KH 120s in an alcove adjacent to the hall where he monitored the recording and also sent out a stereo broadcast mix for television. While he was monitoring at low levels, he says that the KH 120s performed admirably, providing a dynamic sound that simplified his job.

For Wojcik, having the right mix of tools is an absolute prerequisite to creating the vibrant recordings he has become known for in the industry. “I’m sure that the chisel and the hammer that Michelangelo used to create his statues were the highest possible quality of the time, and for me, the Neumann KH 120 is a wonderful tool to have — it’s like Michelangelo’s chisel,” Wojcik said.

In addition to the Neumann KH 120 monitors, Wojcik relies heavily on other Neumann and Sennheiser equipment such as Neumann KM series microphones, Sennheiser MKH series microphones — including the Sennheiser multi-pattern MKH 8000 which he uses on the ‘most demanding’ instruments — and a pair of classic Sennheiser HD 580 headphones.

“The basic premise of classical music recording is concert realism,” Wojcik concludes. “The recording should reflect the concert sound. If you go to the ideal concert hall, sit in the ideal seat in the ideal distance from the performance, this is how you should expect to hear a well made recording. Your skill and your choice of tools is immensely important. In my work as a recording recording professional, the Neumann KH 120s are a very important tool for me.”

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Leszek Wojcik recording on location with his Neumann KH 120 monitors at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City.

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Another “STAR” Follows Cobalt Digital Home From IBC

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Cobalt Digital has added another award to its growing collection of honours. The manufacturer of 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear took home its tenth STAR award (Superior Technology Award Recipient) from the editorial staff of TV Technology Europe magazine at IBC 2012; this time for its HPF-9000 High-Power 20-Slot Frame.

The STAR Award is designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry. Mark Hallinger, TV Technology Europe’s editor, reviewed a variety of products, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then chose 27 winners.

“STAR awards are given to interesting new products that help a user save money or accomplish a task in an easier way,” said Hallinger. “The products selected help advance the industry–some were chosen because of technical novelty or innovation, some because they filled an important gap in the production or transmission chain, and some because they were just cool products.”

Cobalt’s HPF-9000 fits all the criteria! The 2RU high-density modular frame offers a significant 360-Watts of net (user) available power in a high-capacity 20-slot format. The HPF-9000 can accommodate two front loaded hot swappable PSU-9000 power supply modules with separate power cords for power redundancy to ensure 24/7 operation, features independent cooling fans and status LEDs, and provides an easily accessible front–mounted power switch. Rear modules offer a broad selection of interfaces such as BNC, twisted pair audio, and fiber for maximum flexibility. The unit features remote control and monitoring via Ethernet.

“We are delighted to add another STAR award to our Trophy Room,” exclaimed Chris Shaw, Cobalt’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “The HPF-9000 is a fabulous tool, providing compatibility with both the Cobalt 9900 series Fusion3g cards as well as the 9000 series COMPASS cards. It features the same rear modules as the 8321 frame allowing a seamless transition from one to the other, and provides numerous input/output combinations to suit any requirements including mixed interfaces such as BNC, and balanced analog audio.”
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ABOUT COBALT DIGITAL INC.
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion gear for the broadcast television environment. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partnerships, Cobalt products are backed with a 5-year warranty. For more information, visit http://www.cobaltdigital.com.

ABOUT TV TECHNOLOGY EUROPE
TV Technology Europe is the region’s leading magazine for broadcast technology. The magazine is published by NewBay Media. See www.nbmedia.com

Company Contact: Chris Shaw, EVP of Sales and Marketing
+1-217-344-1243 / chris.shaw@cobaltdigital.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

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HARMAN Soundcraft Vi1 Delivers For UK-Based Celtic Rock Band IONA

NORTHRIDGE, California — U.K.-based Celtic rock band IONA has released over 10 albums since forming in the late 1980s and recently finished a successful tour throughout the United States while deploying a HARMAN Soundcraft Vi1 as its front-of-house console.

During a similar U.S. tour in 2010, Mark Jarrell, Owner of Dogwood Audio Sound Company, provided the sound reinforcement system for IONA. Preparing for the 2012 U.S. tour, IONA remembered Jarrell’s work and brought him on board as the audio engineer for the 11 tour dates spanning a 2-week period. After a conversation with Dave Bainbridge, IONA’s lead guitarist, the two decided the Soundcraft Vi1 console would provide them with the most flexibility.

“There are many challenges of traveling during a 2-week tour,” said Jarrell. “The stretches between gigs are not long and there isn’t much time to set up at the various venues. I have to be able to have everything up and running in no time and with the ability to recall the presets with the Vi console, I never have a problem.”

Another challenge for Jarrell is the varying size, acoustics and equipment of each venue. “We see everything from a large theater to a small club,” he said. “With the Vi1, all I have to do is adjust the EQ in the different venues—it’s straightforward. What I love is that once I adjust the settings for each venue, I can then save it as a file for when we come back.”

The custom channel layers also help Jarrell to have a smooth show, as he is able to arrange them to suit his needs. “The desk is a lot of fun to mix on,” Jarrell stated. “It’s such a warm sounding console! I use the Lexicon effects pretty heavily, the tap delay, reverb and more. It has the feeling of a nice analog desk; making an adjustment is always easy to do.”

With such a dynamic group, Jarrell appreciates the flexibility the Vi1 offers. “IONA likes to change up the set list sometimes. The road manager is also a percussionist so every once in a while they call him up to play along. I am able to easily control each microphone individually and it is really easy to adjust gain and the high pass filter if needed.”

“Overall, it has been a pleasure to tour with IONA and a lot of fun using the Soundcraft console,” Jarrell summed up. “I can’t wait until the next U.S. tour comes around. I already have all my presets and files saved so I’ll be ready.”

For more information about Dogwood Audio, please visit: http://dogwoodaudio.com/

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 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost Featured In “What Caught My Eye” Presentation at IBC 2012

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost phantom power system captured the attention of IBC’s hugely popular “What Caught My Eye” strand on opening day of the premier annual event for global professionals engaged in content creation, management and delivery. The manufacturer of compact, cost-effective equipment for live and post-production, added the honour to Video Ghost’s growing collection of awards that already includes the prestigious Mario from TV Technology, and a Pick Hit from Broadcast Engineering.

IBC’s “What Caught My Eye” gives attendees the inside track on product and trends rocking the exhibition floor. Each morning a different industry expert, chosen for their unique perspective, shares their insight into the news, hot business issues or flag up interesting areas or demonstrations. BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost was one of ten innovations featured in the “What Caught My Eye: Cameras, Where to Start?” session presented by Alan Roberts, and produced and chaired by David Dawson on Saturday, 8 September. Alan Roberts, an eminently qualified and respected industry expert in the realm of film and television images, drew upon his vast experience as a consultant to broadcasters and manufacturers on a world-wide scale to uncover gems on the exhibition floor with “star” potential.

BHV Broadcast’s Video Ghost was identified for its ability to bring phantom power to the digital video world. Developed as a low-cost, reliable alternative to traditional batteries, the unit provides a hefty 65 watts of power at 12V for camera head-ends and remote monitors using the existing serial digital video coaxial cable. Equally at home with SD or HD signals, it can also be used to power composite to SDI converters at the camera, avoiding significant signal degradation suffered by composite video over distances. At IBC, BHV introduced the V-lock universal mounting system as Video Ghost’s newest feature.

At IBC, BHV Broadcast also highlighted Syntax Essence, a new low-cost version of the popular and award-winning Syntax up/cross/down converter; an enhanced version of TallyHo!, a wireless tally indicator system that was featured in “What Caught My Eye” at IBC in 2010; the miniature three-input, broadcast specification Callisto Micro SDI mixer; and the award-winning Proteus multi-format, multi-purpose, motion-adaptive standards converter.

About the BHV Companies
BHV Broadcast is the sales and marketing arm of Brick House Video, designer and manufacturer of award-winning compact and cost-effective equipment for production and post-production including a full range of rack-mount and portable digital switchers to accommodate any application where space is at a premium. The Company also manufactures rate/standards and format conversion equipment. For further information: www.bhvbroadcast.com
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BHV Broadcast contact: Martin Cook
+44 (0) 1962 777733 • sales@BHVBroadcast.com

Press contact: Harriet Diener / Desert Moon Communications
1-845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Wohler Names Robin Melhuish Senior Sales Executive for RadiantGrid” Line of File-Based Workflow Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO — Sept. 26, 2012 — Wohler Technologies today announced the appointment of Robin Melhuish as senior sales executive, RadiantGrid”. In this role Melhuish will drive sales and market penetration of Wohler’s RadiantGrid line of file-based workflow solutions for multiplatform content creation and distribution. Melhuish will concentrate on sales territories west of the Mississippi River, and his primary focus will be to support implementation of workflows and file-based solutions for Los Angeles-based content creators, studios, broadcast networks, and postproduction facilities.

“Robin has more than 20 years of management experience in the media sector, working in both production and postproduction, so he is an ideal fit for our Western U.S. RadiantGrid sales operations,” said Don Bird, chief marketing officer at Wohler. “His proven ability to motivate teams and capture market share and his understanding of RadiantGrid technology’s power to transform operations and business models for the better will be of tremendous value as he works with key customers and strategic partners to extend the footprint of our RadiantGrid solutions.”

Melhuish joins Wohler having most recently served as head of production for media services at Reliance MediaWorks (RMW), India’s fastest growing film and entertainment services company. During his time at RMW, he completed the successful setup of one of the world’s largest digital film restoration facilities in Mumbai, India. He earlier was general manager at postproduction firm Lowry Digital, where he moved from his initial role as an image-processing specialist into the ranks of senior management.

Melhuish developed his expertise in production and postproduction as a freelance director of photography and as a freelance camera operator working on a long list of box office hits, as well as commercials and rock videos for top corporations and music icons. His remarkable depth of professional experience also includes time as a documentary producer for BBC Radio and as a correspondent reporting on the crisis in South Africa.

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About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring category and continues today through its development of signal management and monitoring solutions for video, audio, captioning, and loudness applications. Wohler’s 2012 acquisition of RadiantGrid Technologies extends this award-winning product line to include the Wohler RadiantGrid New Media Automation Platform for efficient file-based content creation and distribution, quality control, and faster-than-real-time transcoding and standards conversion. This new offering, combined with the company’s proven, cost-effective confidence monitoring, compliance recording, and content management solutions, ensures high-quality media production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler is available at www.wohler.com.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Wohler/Robin_Melhuish.zip

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Provides Universal Convention Details + Total Connectivity

AES Launches Mobile APP For SF Convention
SAN FRANCISCO: The 133rd AES Mobile Convention will empower exhibitors and attendees with virtually unlimited connectivity and flexibility. Coordinated by AES CIO Steve Johnson, this ‘must have’ App delivers instant access to every aspect of the event, from fast breaking program updates to comprehensive details on technical programs, tours and special events. The App also features a user-friendly option for locating exhibitors on the show floor, even when Internet access isn’t available.

“Another new feature is clickable presenter names, enabling rapid access to background credits for every session participant. Changes for the exhibition are even more dramatic,” Johnson says. “The App provides detailed information on each exhibitor, and accelerates downloading of brochures, videos and news releases. Another new button jumps users directly to specific booth locations on the show floor map. It also provides convention news bulletins, a Twitter feed following the #AESorg hashtag, and much more,” Johnson adds.

The AES 133rd Mobile Convention is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android. Blackberry and other Smartphone users can utilize a mobile web version optimized for those devices. The app is available immediately, and can be downloaded free from the AES website.

In addition, the AES has developed a wide range of Exhibitor opportunities designed to help their companies stand out from the crowd. Options range from uploading logos and brochures, to banner ads and video presentations. More information can be found on the San Francisco exhibitor website.

Photo: The 133rd AES Mobile Convention App

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

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The future is bright: projectiondesign® ships new 3-chip 3D projector

Smallest, brightest and most powerful 3D projector for small to large screen applications

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE F85 VIDEO

The F85 3-chip DLP® projector is the latest 2D and 3D capable projector to join projectiondesign®’s unrivalled line up of innovative projectors.

Boasting an impressive set of features designed for demanding applications, the F85 series is the brightest projector in the projectiondesign range. The projector boasts a brightness of up to 11,000 lumens, and a contrast ratio of 14,000:1 for crisp, detailed images. The projector is available in WUXGA or 1080p resolution versions as well as a special version that can optically switch between REC709 and DCI P7 colour spaces. It brings colour saturation and accuracy, optional image processing and connectivity to any installation space.

“Performance, versatility, connectivity, brightness and low cost of ownership were our objectives when creating the new F85 series,” says Anders Løkke, Marketing Director at projectiondesign. “The F85 is compatible with a range of input and outputs including X-PORT™ module connectivity and bandwidth opening up the markets in which it can be used including rental and staging, live events, visitor attractions, advanced visualization and simulation and training.”

As well as 2D imaging, the projector can be used in active or passive 3D stereoscopic mode removing the requirement for multiple projectors in stereoscopic set up. The F85 series can display sequential 3D at up to 120 Hz, as well as frame rate convert any input signal to 120 Hz with the X-PORT DCC120, and combine two input streams to a single sequential.

The projector benefits from proprietary Advanced Color Optical Processing (ACOP), which combines both fixed and motorized optical filters to enable optical calibration with near infinite accuracy and without any loss of bit depth. When combined with projectiondesign’s RealColor color management system, ACOP ensures on-site color calibration with performance to achieve any desired color standard.

The projector is available with an impressive set of optical lenses for a wide range of focal distances ensuring fit in the most challenging of installations and architecture. Powered lens shift system with user adjustable optical color processing filters. The unit uses projectiondesign’s DuArch™ dual illumination architecture for high performance and extended lamp life and at 400W brightness, the F85 ensures the brightest imaging possible.

Adding to its installation flexibility, the unit weighs just 24.1 kilograms. The F85 series is available now,

The dual lamp optical engine with “hot swap” capability allows failsafe operation for critical applications for complete piece of mind. Common to all projectiondesign models, the F85 is compatible with ProNet software for network-based control, monitoring and calibration.

Designed for 24/7 operation, the F85 series comes with up to five years warranty. This means they the F85 is designed or continual operational and where predictable cost of ownership is a requirement!

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Delicate Productions Supports Train Tour With Martin Audio MLA

Train is just wrapping up their sold-out “California 37” tour on the heels of their sixth studio album of the same name that has already produced the certified platinum single “Drive By” (#10 on Billboard’s Hot 100), and “50 Ways to Say Goodbye.”

Based in San Francisco, Train consists of a core trio comprising Pat Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitar) and Scott Underwood (drums). Over the years, the band has produced successful albums such as their eponymous debut Train with hits including “Free” and “Meet Virginia;” Drops of Jupiter, which yielded the Grammy award winning single “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me);” My Private Nation with their third Top 20 hit “Calling All Angels” and Save Me San Francisco in 2009 with the catchy, ukulele-based “Hey Soul Sister,” a quintuple platinum hit and Grammy Award winner.

The California 37 tour started in Canada and has ranged throughout North America in a variety of venues including amphitheatres, arenas and theaters. Delicate Productions of Camarillo and San Francisco, who has already successfully deployed Martin Audio’s award-winning MLA (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array) system with Selena Gomez, relied on a system for the tour that consisted of 11 MLA and one MLD (downfill) enclosures per side and 12 MLX subs. These were supplemented with 16 Martin Audio W8LC and six W8LM cabinets for side and front fill.

Commenting on MLA, Delicate president Jason Alt said, “The tour is going well, everything has gone very successfully with the MLA system. The only show where we had to add more boxes was Red Rocks where we went to 16 MLA per side instead of the usual setup because of the size of the venue.”

Asked if the different type of venues provided a challenge in terms of getting the control and coverage Delicate needed, Alt responded, “Not at all. The MLA system actually performs really well on every level in every kind of venue that Train has played. All of the reports we’ve gotten back from our crew about reactions to the system from the band and their engineers have been extremely positive.”

Delicate also used Digico SD10 consoles for House and Monitors along with Martin Audio 5.2 amplifiers and Sennheiser G3 IEM personal monitor systems. The tour crew included Train’s FOH engineer Rob Thomas and Monitor engineer Rob Greene, along with system engineer Phil Reynolds and system techs Kenny Kaiser and Russ Cunningham.

Expanding his comments, Alt added, “MLA is a really good solution, especially its small truck footprint that gives you a definite transportation advantage for tours that need every square inch of space they can get. The technology has really given us an edge because it is such a distinctive product in terms of its capabilities and flexibility. We feel MLA gives us a bit of an edge when we’re bidding on new projects.

“Clients are starting to be very aware that the flexibility of the box and its controllability and rejection capability is what a lot of artists are looking for. With MLA, there’s not a lot of energy on the stage, which makes it better for performers and improves the audience’s listening experience.

“And the MLA owners’ network in the United States has been a real asset as well,” Alt concludes. “We’ve all been able to work together sharing resources, equipment and technical information, something which has proved to be a major benefit for every one of us.”

For more about Delicate Productions please click to www.delicate.com

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About MLA™ (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array)
The result of many years of intensive R&D, MLA’s methodology replaces trial-and-error array design with intelligent numerical optimization of the array’s output based on a highly accurate acoustic model. The multi-cellular format has six individual cells in each enclosure, each with its own DSP and amplification.

With up to 24 enclosures, each MLA array has up to 144 cells — too great a number to optimize manually, or by ear. Instead, Martin Audio’s proprietary Display2™ system design software automatically calculates FIR DSP filters for each cell and a redundant-ring audio network (U-NET™) downloads the settings into each array enclosure. Martin Audio’s VU-NET™ software provides real-time control and monitoring of the system.

MLA delivers a frequency response and SPL consistency never before achievable; a very high system output (140dB peak, per cabinet @1m); Automatic optimization of the array, both physically (splay angles) and electronically (DSP); Computer control and monitoring of the entire system, and total control of sound system balance for engineers and sound technicians.

MLA is fully integrated, with Class D amplification, DSP and U-NET digital audio
network built into each enclosure. MLA complete systems are ready-to-use, with MLA, MLD and MLX enclosures, flying hardware, software, cabling and training all supplied. Everything needed is included. All ancillary items — from tablet PC and Merlin™ controller to network interconnects and mains distro — are also included in the complete system package. This ensures full compatibility worldwide, down to cabling and accessories.

Additional features include 90° x 7.5° dispersion; a compact size (1136mm wide x 372mm high x 675mm deep), one-box-fits-all (festivals to theaters) application range and a global voltage, power factor corrected power supply.

MLA’s compact size and very high output allows it to be shipped using smaller trucks, offering considerable savings and reduced carbon footprint. The system also includes the MLX powered, flyable subwoofer capable of an unprecedented measured peak output of 150dB @ 1m; MLD downfill cabinet, and Merlin 4-in/10-out system controller and network hub. Audio input is via analog, AES3 or U-NET.

By adopting these principles and system components MLA is optimized for every member of the audience — from a 2,000 capacity theater, to a 20,000-seat arena, to a 100,000-person festival site. It will deliver the engineer’s exact mix to every seat (up to over 150 meters) with precision, exceptional power and clarity.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi Platform Perfect for Sezen Aksu Touring

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Altincizme, an audio rental company based in Istanbul, recently provided a pair of HARMAN Soundcraft Vi Series consoles as part of the sound reinforcement system for three concerts at Istanbul’s Harbiye Open Air Theater featuring legendary Turkish pop superstar Sezen Aksu. Appearing with her Acoustic Band (featuring Fahir Atakoğlu) she was returning after a 2-year absence from performing live for the Istanbul audience (having been away touring Europe with Vi6 consoles and Altinçizme).Once again the trusty Soundcraft desks were on duty in Istanbul.

The Vi1 at FOH and Vi6 at the stage removed any of the risks associated with the unpredictability of a Sezen Aksu performance. FOH sound engineer Serdar Altincizme says he swears by the 2-screen’ solution of the Vi, while monitor engineer Kenan Ozkaplan never seems to part with his Vi6 regardless of the venue or geographical location.

“I always request the Soundcraft Vi desks, and it seems like regardless of where I go, the companies are able to provide them,” claimed Mr. Altincizme. “There is no substitute, for all the emotions Ms. Aksu’s songs portray, the Vi simply absorbs it smoothly and transmits it to the audiences.”

Aside from the worldwide availability of the desk, the FOH engineer commends its compact footprint, smooth preamps and the board layout, which has an analogue feel to it.

Altincizme had been the first Turkish PA company to purchase and use the Vi6 when it was first manufactured, and prior to that, the family business, founded in 1955 by the late Necdet Altincizme,and managed by his sons Serdar and Serhan Altincizme, boasted over two decades of history with Soundcraft’s analogue line. Today they own two Vi6 consoles, two Vi1 consoles and stageboxes for all of the consoles.

The rental company also receives good local support and service from Samim Mutluer, from HARMAN Professional distributor, SF Ses ve Isik Sistemleri. “These desks are now in demand on almost every single rider,” concluded Serdar. “With its comfortable interface and premium pre-amps, it’s easy to see why we prefer it.”

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 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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