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Masque Sound Keeps the Laughs Coming for Bay Street Theatre’s Production of a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Custom Equipment Rental Package Takes Audience Back to Ancient Rome for Musical Farce

SAG HARBOR, NY, AUGUST 27, 2013 – The historic Bay Street Theatre is one of the country’s pre-eminent regional theatres, offering year-round entertainment and events. In anticipation of the theatre’s final production of the 2013 Mainstage Season, Sound Designer Tony Melfa turned to Masque Sound, a leading theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design company to provide a custom sound equipment package for the musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical that tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The musical’s original 1963 Broadway run won several Tony Awards, including those for Best Musical and Best Book.

In designing the sound for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Melfa’s goal was to keep acoustically true to the original production when it was written in the 1960s. “I wanted to provide the audience as authentic a feel as possible and not over-mic the stage,” he says. “In order to make that happen, equipment selection was key and Masque Sound did an amazing job of providing me everything I needed to bring my vision to the stage.”

For A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Masque Sound’s custom equipment package included a Yamaha M7CL 32 channel digital mixing console along with a selection of Meyer speakers, including UPA-1Ps, UPM-1Ps and a USW subwoofer. Melfa utilized a selection of microphones including AKG 414s, Shure SM57s, as well as a Shure Beta 52, Neumann U 89 and AKG D112. Masque Sound also provided Melfa five Aviom personal monitor systems, in addition to an HME wireless intercom system.

Since the Bay Street Theatre is a three-quarter round stage, Melfa’s biggest in challenge in designing the sound was to make sure the entire theatre was covered acoustically. According to Melfa, “The Bay Street Theatre has a unique layout and I wanted to make sure that all 299 seats in the house were capable of having a memorable experience sonically. It was important that the rental house I worked with was attentive to my needs, and that’s exactly what Masque Sound was for me. They are extremely easy to work with and my shop order is always right. It is a huge weight lifted off my shoulders knowing I can expect all the equipment I ordered to be delivered in full and in perfect working condition.”

In addition, Masque Sound worked with Melfa to provide frequency coordination to prevent signal interference from the crowded boating community. “With all of the boats in Sag Harbor there is a surprisingly large amount of frequencies in use, and Masque Sound is incredible in taking care of all the frequency coordination for me,” adds Melfa. “All I have to do is plug the equipment in and we are ready to go.”

Founded in 1991, Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit 299-seat professional regional theatre situated on Long Wharf, in Sag Harbor, NY. Many of the productions that premiered or were developed at Bay Street have moved to Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally and abroad, including Nobody Don’t Like Yogi, Hedda Gabler, Love Janis, If Love Were All, Full Gallop, Swingtime Canteen and Three Hotels.

“We are a small theatre and Masque Sound provides us with as much support as they would give to a big budget Broadway production,” says Melfa. “It is great to know that I can pick up the phone and get an immediate response. They always keep it on a personal level and go the extra mile.”

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum plays through September 1 at the Bay Street Theatre, at the foot of Main Street (and the corner of Bay Street) on the Long Wharf, opposite the windmill.

About Masque Sound
Founded in 1936 by a trio of Broadway stagehands, Masque Sound evolved into one of NYC’s most successful theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design companies specializing in theatrical, house of worship, sporting, corporate, TV broadcast and live concert events. Celebrating more than 75 years in the industry, the company is lead by Geoff Shearing, the firm’s 3rd generation owner, and Vice President and General Manager Stephanie Hansen. The company also operates Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems, a leader in the development and implementation of wireless technology. Credits range from major Broadway shows and tours including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Newsies” and “Once” to yearly Super Bowl broadcasts and installations of varying sizes, including New York’s New Victory Theater and historic St. Bartholomew’s Church. Masque Sound’s 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and main assembly facility is located at 21 East Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. For more information, call (201) 939-8666 or visit www.MasqueSound.com.

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KanexPro Releases 2×2 DVI Video Wall for Commercial A/V installs

Brea, California – August 27, 2013. KanexPro is pleased to release 2 x 2 Video Wall Processor part # SW-VDYWALL. A video processor with 4 DVI input and 4 DVI output, which enables you to configure to either a 2×2 Video Wall or create a 4×1 Multi-viewer. This high-performance processor supports image overlapping and output scaling function to your specific needs. Fully compliant with HDCP and supports EDID management.

The SW-VDYWALL does not require all 4 sources and 4 displays to be connected in-order to work, one can connect and select between 1 to 2 source inputs to 4 outputs such as Apple TV or Blu-ray to 4 displays. Using RS-232 connection to a computer with the included software, will help you set up and control all the different layout configurations such as PIP, POP, switching functions, resolutions and save & recall functions.

The built-in scaler supports various PC & HD resolutions up to 1920×1200. The embedded scaler converts an input signal to match the native resolutions of output displays, up-scaling if needs to be. The scaler is also manually adjustable through front-panel buttons; featuring selectable output settings of up to 1920 x 1200@60Hz.

Ideal for operation centers, military installations, shopping malls and airports where demand for high-resolution 4×4 video wall is critical.
For more information, please contact us at (888) 644-4149 or visit kanexpro.com

About KanexPro™

Leveraging our core strength in professional A/V products, KanexPro carries a complete selection of A/V connectivity needs. When planning digital installations you will find that we carry a broad line of A/V connectivity products enabling you to broadcast, extend, split, or multiply HD signal transmissions; simply and cost-effectively.
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FOH Engineer Bruce Jones Gets Joe Cocker By With A Little Help From HARMAN’s AKG

VIENNA, Austria – Joe Cocker’s European tour stretched from France and Germany to Croatia and Monaco, as the band performed for sold-out crowds in numerous cities. On stage, FOH engineer Bruce Jones needed to ensure fans’ favorite songs of the band were clearly audible, in addition to maintaining a durable equipment rig. A complete HARMAN AKG microphone set traveled with the band, quickly deployed every night.

“I was looking for a clean, crisp sound, but also a system that could handle high sound pressure levels and work in any weather condition,” stated Jones. “If the artists aren’t happy with their sound, you’re wasting everyone’s time. Since deploying AKG for our shows, the entire band has said the sound is better than ever before!”

Included in the rig are AKG D7 and D5 handheld microphones, D40’s, D212’s, D12 VR’s, C451’s and C519’s. The durability and reliability aspects are key in the continued use of AKG for Cocker, according to Jones, who hasn’t had one failure under in any situation.

“With today’s accurate sound systems, you have to have the best,” Jones continued. “The mics bring high fidelity sound to my mix – I can get the whispers of singers audible in even large arenas. Any weakness in the line will show up and AKG, without question, gives me the best sounding shows I’ve ever had.”

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. 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 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

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Stampede University Incorporates Web Trainings For DemoPad Control Solution

AMHERST, NEW YORK, August 27, 2013 — Following the successful market launch of DemoPad, the customizable software-based control solution, Stampede Presentation Products, Inc. today announced the launch of a web-based product training course, now available to integrators via Stampede University.

“Since its introduction at Infocomm 2013, DemoPad sales have been increasingly strong, and the need for a comprehensive and flexible online training solution is truly the next logical step forward in ensuring the success of the DemoPad control solution,” Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said today. “As a strategic distributor of DemoPad, we’re very excited present this newly developed training program to our integrator partners. The implementation of this course further underscores our commitment to providing value-added, solutions-oriented benefits, such as in-depth training programs, to our partners.”

The newly developed eight-hour course, developed and instructed by industry expert Jonathan Brawn of Brawn Consulting, will introduce the DemoPad software and system design process. Enrollment in the course is $300, and open to all worldwide resellers. Upon successful completion, enrollees receive a certification certificate designating their eligibility to purchase an annual license.

According to Jonathan, “Brawn Consulting is proud to partner withDemoPad in the development of this training program,which is truly one of the best manufacturer trainings we have been able to produce thus far. Rarely does a manufacturer collaborate with us in such an extensive way to create a product that is an amazing resource for the systems integrators who will sell DemoPad into the market.  Manufacturer support like this is truly key to a product’s long-term success.”

By focusing on software that allows installers to create their own custom GUIs for their company or for each client, DemoPad reduces the costs traditionally associated with custom control systems. With simple tools to create these GUIs for iOS and Android devices, DemoPad installers can easily, quickly and affordably implement impressive touch screen interfaces that offer integrated control of audiovisual equipment, lighting, HVAC, CCTV, gate automation, window blinds and access control.

About Stampede

Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, New York-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1,000-page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.

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Innovation is the name of the game

Swedish image processing and control manufacturer Dataton and Premium Partner Video Design will demonstrate for the first time WATCHOUT™ version 5.5 multi-image display and presentation software alongside WATCHPAX™ solid-state media server at InfoComm India 2013. The booth will show several real-world installations including projection mapping and 3D stereoscopic viewing. Dataton will also present at the hotly anticipated InfoComm India 2013 Summit on each day of the event.

Innovation is the name of the game

Two major innovations will be shown for the first time in India with Dataton Premium Partner, Video Design.

WATCHOUT version 5.5 multi-image display and presentation software has a number of newly added features including hardware assisted synchronisation, frame blending, dynamic IP addressing of individual computers, cluster naming and insertion of URL based images.

The software enables show professionals to orchestrate stills, animations, graphics, video, sound and live feeds across multiple display areas, soft-edge or scattered. WATCHOUT is fully scalable and uses a Windows platform.

WATCHOUT version 5.5

On the booth, the 3D stereoscopic viewing capabilities of Dataton WATCHOUT will be showcased with live 3D demonstrations throughout the show for visitors to try out 3D for themselves. Enabling the presentations, Dataton is partnering with INFITEC® GmbH who is providing stereoscopic projection systems and high-performance viewing glasses.

Also on show will be the compact WATCHPAX solid-state media server with built-in WATCHOUT multi-display software. WATCHPAX is designed for quick maintenance and scheduling. WATCHPAX comes in a discreet and stylish matte black aluminium finish measuring a tiny 127mm x 148mm x 22mm. It takes up the minimum of rack space or simply sits discreetly on the back of a flat-panel display. The unit weighs only 470 grams and consumes very little power.

WATCHPAX solid-state media server

Increased focus and presence in India

To support the company’s product introductions, Video Design has been appointed as the Dataton Premium Partner for India, responsible for the dedicated installation, support, training and sales of the company.

“Video Design already represents some of the world’s leading brands and WATCHOUT technology is used in a variety of events ranging from business leadership events, corporate events and more recently a presentation for Samsung in Hyderabad,” says Vijay Sabhok, managing partner at Video Design.

Samsung event, Hydrabad © Video Design

Lars Sandlund, chief operating officer at Dataton adds: “Video Design has already built a solid platform for education, marketing, sales and after sales-support the WATCHOUT and WATCHPAX product lines.”

Lars Sandlund, Chief Operating Officer, Dataton

InfoComm India 2013 Summit: production focused education presentations not to miss

Following successful educational activities hosted by Video Design in early 2013, Fredrik Svahnberg, InfoComm Faculty, marketing director at Dataton will present at the InfoComm India 2013 Summit.

Svahnberg will present ‘Technologies and Methods to Seamlessly Mix Live Video, Stock Footage and Imagery During Events as part of the Entertainment and Live Events Track education series on 16 September 2013 at 16:00-17:00 in Room B and 18 September 2013 at 11:30-12:30 in Room C.

On 17 September, Svahnberg will present Multi-Image Projection Techniques at 10:30 to 12:00 in Room D.

All presentations will highlight real-world installations such as corporate, public shows and promotional events.

See Dataton across the show floor

In addition to Dataton’s trade show focus, Dataton technology will be utilised on several technology partner booths including Christie® (D40) who will have a breath-taking and colourful presentation created by projection design studio, BARTKRESA Design. The Digital Projection International booth (B20) will use WATCHOUT to manage content across its high-performance projection displays. The use of WATCHOUT by partner companies demonstrates its market-wide acceptance in effectively communicating the benefits of each company’s respective products and technologies.

Dataton and Video Design will exhibit at Booth D90 at InfoComm India 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India.

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grandMA2 and MA VPU plusHelps Create Dazzling Fourth of July Pixel-Mapped Light Show on the Empire State Building

The city that never sleeps put on a Fourth of July show that extended well beyond the 37th Annual Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular to the Empire State Building (ESB) where a grandMA2 console and an MA VPU plus video processing unit controlled a dazzling pixel-mapped lighting display on the landmark. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of MA Lighting in North America.

The ESB and Macy’s partnered on the 37th? annual fireworks show. As part of the celebration the ESB tower light show was created by world-famous lighting design artist Marc Brickman and choreographed to music curated by Usher for the finale of the fireworks. Last year the ESB unveiled its one-of-a-kind new LED tower lights with a show Brickman designed. The pixel-mapped LED lighting system features four types of Philips Color Kinetics RGB and white fixtures located on the ESB’s top four tiers.

For the Independence Day spectacular the light show competed for attention with the fireworks by displaying dramatic and fun bursts of color, ripples, sweeps and chases on the top tiers and spire of the ESB. More than 3.900 LED fixtures rapidly flashed solid colors and washed the tiers with breathtaking multi-color displays; some lighting effects swirled around all four sides of the structure like a rotating beacon.

“We were synched to the Macy’s [fireworks] show,” says Marc Brickman. “We were given a pre-visualization of what they were going to do to inspire our design.”

Key to meeting the complex pixel-mapping challenge – with over 17,000 parameters of lighting and video control – was an MA VPU plus, a video processing unit for displaying video in full HD, ensuring the highest frame and DMX synchronicity, scaling video and creating myriad effects.

Brickman, who used a grandMA2 last year for the ESB’s pixel-mapping debut, reteamed with A.C.T Lighting for the Fourth of July celebration. He tapped a grandMA2, with 80 universes, as his primary controller and had a grandMA2 light on hand for back up.

The grandMA2 was set up to send KiNET to more than 3,900 Color Kinetics LED fixtures. The VPU’s pixel map was configured to control all the LED lights on the building and output 76 universes of Art-Net to the grandMA2 desk; the Art-Net universes were merged with the grandMA2 patch and subsequently converted to KiNET in order to control the Color Kinetics fixtures. The pixel map was patched to the same DMX channels as the patch in the grandMA2 desk.

This process enabled Brickman to quickly choose between video pixel map effects or direct lighting control from the grandMA2, all controllable by the grandMA2 software. He could send video pixel map data and standard lighting control effects simultaneously allowing for seamless cross-fades between desired looks.

Thanks to pre-visualization and rendering software, all the programming and rehearsals were done prior to the event, first in Los Angeles and then from the 72nd floor of the ESB. “Most of the work was done at A.C.T’s Agoura Hills, California office,” says Brickman. “The team worked with programmer Dietrich Juengling to create an easier, more efficient system that was smaller and more compact than previously used at ESB. We also put ESP Vision in line, which helped us do the pre-visualization.”

The Fourth of July show was the first time anyone saw the programmed show live on the sides of the landmark. “It all worked great – it was incredible!” Brickman declares.

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Richard Gray’s Power Company Adds IP-Addressable Power Management Solutions; New Lineup to be Showcased at CEDIA EXPO 2013

CHICAGO, IL and DENVER, CO (CEDIA – Booth #2226) – August 27, 2013 – Richard Gray’s Power Company (RGPC), a US-based manufacturer of AC power and communications network infrastructure protection and enhancement products announced today that the company will demonstrate for CEDIA Expo 2013 attendees a new lineup of performance-enhancing solutions for residential and commercial applications. Designed to provide powerful insight, intelligence and protection, the IPAC-8 Remote IP Power Management System is one of the newest products to the RGPC line that CEDIA Expo attendees will be shown in booth #2226.

The first of its kind within the RGPC line, the IPAC-8 provides IP-addressability and associated remote monitoring capabilities and delivers a safe, clean power environment that enables connected devices to perform at their highest possible level.

Ideal for virtually any residential or commercial environment or application, IPAC-8 features on/off remote (IP) control of 8 individual AC power outlets and local monitoring with an easy-to-read RMS current meter display that provides a quick visual indication of the load, reducing the risk of overloads and tripped breakers. On/off sequences can be defined, and power can be remotely monitored via meter, web or RGPC’s free bundled software, and Http, Https, SNMP, DHCP and UDP protocol is supported. The system includes user-defined alarm thresholds for warning and overload, and event alerts can be delivered via email, trap or audible alarm

IPAC-8 is quick and easy to install and requires no additional mounting hardware. Because IPAC-8 is also ihiji invision compatible, there are no port forwarding or extensive network configuration requirements. It features a space-saving design that provides 1U rack or wall mount options and is backed by a three-year warranty.

Available now to integrators, retailers and end-users in the North American market or anywhere with 120Volts, 50/60 HZ service, IPAC-8 carries an MSRP of $1,000 USD.

About Richard Gray’s Power Company (RGPC)

Richard Gray’s Power Company is a US-owned and operated manufacturer of AC Power Delivery Systems designed to provide the most suitable working environment that protects, purifies and matches the electrical characteristics and demands of AV equipment, home automation, integrated systems and communications networks, while simultaneously enhancing performance and increasing system reliability to the highest level.

The recipient of numerous technology awards, RGPC provides products, technical solutions and services that ensure a safe, secure and enhanced environment where AC power, communications and data operate in harmony and with maximum efficiency for today’s converged infrastructure and integrated technologies.

www.richardgrayspowercompany.com

Richard Gray’s Power Company Contact Information:

7051 West Wilson Avenue

Norridge (Chicago), IL 60706-4784

Toll-Free: 800-880-3474

Phone: 504-247-0300

Fax: 708-395-2508

Web: www.richardgrayspowercompany.com

Email: sales@richardgrayspowercompany.com

 

Richard Gray’s Power Company Press Contact:

Katye (McGregor) Bennett

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Office: (406) 446-1283

Cell: (425) 328-8640

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‘100 innovations’ exhibition at ‘Tekniska museet’, Stockholm wins design award

Dynamic Image Server feature of Dataton WATCHOUT used in interactive video wall display

WATCH THE VIDEO © Video by Eyebrite Film and Visions: http://vimeopro.com/user9877126/eyebrite/video/72488773

The ‘100 innovations’ exhibition at the Tekniska museet (The National Museum of Science and Technology), Stockholm, Sweden recently won the ‘Best program for targeted audience’ category of the IDCA Awards (International Design Communication Awards).

The entire exhibition was produced by the National Museum of Science and Technology in conjunction with PS Communication and STORY Design Studio. ‘100 innovations’ showcases the most important innovations in history as voted by the Swedish people. Since its inauguration in February 2012, ‘100 innovations’ has attracted over 300,000 visitors and is scheduled to run until 2015.

A central part of the ‘100 innovations’ exhibition called ‘The Brain’ screens hourly interactive video demonstrations using none other than Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image and presentation software integrated with six projectors to map individual sections of video across a 6 x 12 meter curved video wall display. Music and sound effects work with the video as museum visitors select their favourite innovation, post messages and interact with what is shown on screen. At the end of each presentation, an innovation award is presented by an ‘ABB robot’. Voting is also accessible for online and virtual visitors to the museum website.

WATCHOUT dynamically engages, informs and enthrals visitors

Video content for each of the individual innovations of ‘The Brain’ exhibit was designed and created by multimedia specialists, Eyebrite Film and Visions. Systems integrator, Informationsteknik designed the system and installed the interactive video wall display.

“The really interesting thing about WATCHOUT is that we have created an information system where visitors can vote for an innovation in person or online. The information system uses a database that is integrated with the Dynamic Image Server feature of WATCHOUT that is automated to access dynamic information for display on to ‘The Brain’. The innovation selected is completely dependant on what visitors vote for which means that the show is always changing and evolving, and there is always an element of surprise. You never know what the WATCHOUT show will look like,” explains Marcus Boij, Technical Manager, Stockholm at Informationsteknik.

WATCHOUT performs projection mapping

Because the entire screen is curved, this created a challenge for the projection mapping,” explains Jan Brånå at Eyebrite Film and Visions.

“Another challenge solved by WATCHOUT was the ability to present text and information on each individual square, and WATCHOUT easily managed to scale text according to the size and position of the display area.”

“Thanks to WATCHOUT it was possible to do everything we wanted including combining the show elements with images, film and soundtracks, live feeds and interactive functions.”

Lars Sandlund, chief operating officer at Dataton says: “We’re delighted that our technology was used as part of this award winning exhibition. It demonstrates WATCHOUT’s effectiveness and flexibility in giving multimedia and exhibition designers new and engaging ways of communicating and storytelling.”

The National Museum of Science and Technology also utilises Dataton PICKUP audio guides in various exhibition areas.

© Tekniska museet. Photography by Ellinor Algin 2

© Tekniska museet. Photography by Ellinor Algin

© Tekniska museet. Photography by Ellinor Algin.

LECTROSONICS ASPEN PROCESSING PROVES INTEGRAL TO CENTURYLINK’S TELECONFERENCING ACTIVITIES

**** Photo: Matt Zavakos, President of Singularity Technologies ****

Littleton, CO – August 2013… For companies and organizations with multiple locations, the ability to teleconference and exchange ideas and information is essential to conducting business. The process of assembling a reliable, easy-to-use system, however, remains one of the ongoing technological challenges for many companies. To ensure the deployment of a world-class, intuitive, and trouble-free system for their applications, Monroe, LA-based CenturyLink, Inc., the third largest telecommunications company in the United States, had a new system installed at their Littleton, CO facility—and central to its operation is a collection of Aspen audio processing equipment from Lectrosonics. more

Film Composer John Powell Loyal to HARMAN’s Lexicon PCM Total Bundle

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – British-born, Los Angeles-based John Powell has been an A-list film composer since the 1990s for his ability to perfectly set the musical tone of a movie whether dramatic, playful or any mood in between. Powell has been a long-time Lexicon user, from the beginning of his career to his most recent use of the Lexicon PCM Total Bundle Plug-ins package His numerous credits include How to Train Your Dragon (1, 2 and 3), X-Men: The Last Stand, Happy Feet, The Bourne Identity and more than 50 other live-action and animated films.

“I’m much older than you’d think from looking at me,” Powell stated with typical humor. “When I first started working in recording studios the jewel in the crown for me was always the Lexicon reverb, way back to models like the 224, 224XL, 300, 480L and 960L. Back then many of these units were incredibly expensive and the idea of owning one was just a dream for me.”

Fast forward to 2013 and the Lexicon PCM Total Bundle Plug-ins package, which offers more than a dozen Lexicon reverbs and effects and hundreds of studio presets. Thanks to the PCM Total Bundle, the equivalent of dozens of rack-mount hardware units are now available to composers, musicians, engineers and producers at the click of a mouse.

“Being able to have as many Lexicon reverbs as I want, right there inside both my Logic and Pro Tools rigs is an extraordinary turn of events,” Powell noted. “Their reverbs always add the most musical sheen, that, to me, makes everything sound more euphonic and even harmonically richer.”

To say Powell is happy with the Lexicon PCM Total Bundle’s sounds, capabilities and flexibility would be an understatement as he asked, “Can someone please hand me a tissue?”

“To be lucky enough to work with someone like John Powell and to know we had a small hand in bringing his talent to the screen is a tremendous honor and privilege,” added Noel Larson, Market Manager, Portable PA, Tour and Recording for HARMAN Signal Processing.

The Lexicon PCM Total Bundle is designed to work with popular DAWs like Pro Tools and Logic, as well as with any other VST®, Audio Unit™ or RTAS®-compatible platform. Compatible with Windows® Vista, XP and 7 and Macintosh® computers, it offers 14 unique Lexicon reverbs and effects, and hundreds of finely crafted studio presets. Its intuitive user interface provides control of key parameters with a graphical real-time full-color display and flexible sonic customization capabilities.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. 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 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

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