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Digital Vision Brings Thor Advanced Image Processing to IBC 2013

Thor to deliver high quality, real time processing at 4K, faster than real time for HD and SD

(London, UK) Following well received technology demonstrations at NAB 2013 and Broadcast Asia 2013, Digital Vision will bring Thor to Stand 7.E30 at IBC 2013. The dedicated hardware platform for advanced image processing, which is scheduled for delivery in December 2013, enables real-time processing for 4K and faster than real-time for HD and SD sources. 8K processing will be enabled during 2014.

Kelvin Bolah, Managing Director, Digital Vision, said, “The enthusiastic feedback we have received about Thor shows that there is a great demand for better, faster image processing. Thor is already achieving speed and quality that up to now has been unthinkable; by incorporating our DVO image enhancement and restoration tools into Thor we will have created a formidable toolset.”

Thor will initially feature the award-winning DVO Clarity noise and grain management tool, followed by other tools including DVO Dust 2.0, DVO Steady, DVO Upscale and others.

Thor will be available as a part of the Nucoda and Phoenix ecosystem, but will also function independently across multiple platforms, making the tools available to broadcasters and archives in a file-based or video environment, including live broadcast applications.

At IBC 2013 Digital Vision will also present the latest versions of the Nucoda colour grading product line and its Phoenix restoration software.

About Digital Vision
Digital Vision is the supplier of the world’s best colour grading, restoration and film scanning solutions for the broadcast, film, commercial and archive industries. Founded in 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden, Digital Vision has offices in London, Los Angeles, New Zealand, and Linköping in Sweden. Digital Vision’s Emmy award winning technology and products include Nucoda and Phoenix colour grading, finishing, mastering and restoration solutions that are used to create much of the worlds’ high profile television, film and commercials media broadcast and distributed today. In addition to the Nucoda and Phoenix ranges, Golden Eye film scanners and the Vintage Cloud solution provide innovative tools to create the industry recognized highest quality in scanning, film digitization, preservation and archiving.

In April 2011, Digital Vision acquired Image Systems and is now a division of the Image Systems group of companies.

For more information, visit www.digitalvision.se

All trademarks used herein, whether recognized or not, are the properties of their respective companies.

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Digital Vision PR Contacts:
USA
Chris Purse, Ignite | chris@ignite.bz | Tel: +1 818 980 3473

EMEA/APAC
Dawn Egerton, Bubble & Squeak | dawn@bubblesqueak.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0)7887 627764

Digital Vision Marketing Contact:
Patrick Morgan | patrick.morgan@digitalvision.se | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7734 8282 | Mobile +44 (0) 7917674711

Calrec Audio Announces Callisto, an Elegant New Broadcast Console

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — Sept. 9, 2013 — At IBC2013 (stand 8.C58) Calrec launches Callisto, a brand new audio console for live broadcasters. Callisto is designed for broadcast professionals who need to produce creative and engrossing broadcast audio easily, but may not require as many resources as the company’s Apollo and Artemis consoles.

“We’ve designed Callisto to keep the user interface simple and straightforward,” said Henry Goodman, Calrec’s head of sales. “Throughout the design process, we’ve kept the focus not just on features and capabilities, but on the totality of the user experience. The result is the elegant console we’re introducing this week at IBC.”

Callisto’s mechanical design is refined, with a lean construction that keeps components and materials to a minimum. Disciplined power distribution means the console is around 30 percent more efficient than a comparable Artemis Light, Callisto’s closest stable mate. Service access is from the front of the console, and the entire control surface can be replaced by removing just 12 screws.

When designing the new console, Calrec focused on ensuring that Callisto’s highly intuitive GUI would be suitable for a broad range of operator levels. Users control the console via a 17-inch multitouch screen inspired by familiar tablet technology, with a straightforward interface that uses established finger gestures to navigate the system. The crisp, high-resolution display provides elegant controls and clear presentation of information.

Designed for live broadcast applications and with a focus on intuitive operation, Callisto simplifies even complex workflow tasks, such as creating mix-minus feeds, with common procedures that are just one tap away.

Callisto’s other large displays are fully configurable to display bus, output, and loudness meters, and feature dedicated metering, routing, and processing information per fader.

The physical control surface is available in fixed 32- and 44-fader configurations with a new streamlined layout. Each channel strip has only the most essential mechanical controls, featuring a fader, two flexible control cells, and a dedicated gain pot.

Callisto uses Calrec’s award-winning Bluefin2 technology at its core, and the same integral 8192 x 8192 Hydra2 router as the Apollo and Artemis consoles. Bluefin2 and Hydra2 technologies are in use 24 hours a day at hundreds of facilities across the globe, and are still the most advanced audio processing technologies available.

Bluefin2 provides Callisto with a pool of 180 channel processing paths, which can be assigned as mono, stereo, or 5.1 channels. As with all Calrec consoles, there is no resource-sharing across the DSP, so all facilities are available on all channels at all times. Callisto has eight groups, four mains (all of which can be mono, stereo, or 5.1), 16 auxes, and 32 tracks.

The broadcast-focused feature set also includes complete system redundancy, dedicated delay on all paths with additional assignable input and output delay, mechanical PFL overpress on all faders, and three 5.1 studio monitor outputs.

Callisto and the rest of Calrec’s line of consoles will be on display at IBC2013 on stand 8.C58. Information about Calrec and its products is available at www.calrec.com and www.community.calrec.com.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Calrec/Callisto.zip

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About Calrec Audio Ltd.
Calrec Audio, part of D&M Holdings Inc., is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. A broadcast specialist for more than 40 years, Calrec has developed a range of digital consoles relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters. For putting sound in the picture, broadcasters put their trust in Calrec. More information is available at www.calrec.com and www.community.calrec.com.

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Front Porch Digital’s DIVArchive(R) Becomes First Content Storage Management System to Restore Partial JPEG 2000 Files

Other Enhancements Increase Stability and Performance

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — Sept. 9, 2013 — Front Porch Digital, the global leader in cloud-based content storage management (CSM) solutions, today announced new features and functionality for its DIVArchive(R) advanced CSM system that will be especially beneficial for customers who use a large number of components or work with JPEG 2000 files. The enhancements increase system stability, performance, and supportability, and make DIVArchive the first CSM system in the industry to support partial file restore of JPEG 2000 video from tape.

“Stability and performance are key areas of focus for Front Porch Digital. We’re constantly evaluating our products and evolving them to be more stable, flexible, and performance-driven while continuing to support new formats,” said Mike Knaisch, president and CEO of Front Porch Digital. “Our latest release of DIVArchive is just that, while adding functionality for high-definition JPEG 2000 file formats that our customers have requested.”

The new version of DIVArchive now enables partial file restore for MXF-wrapped JPEG 2000 files. The new version also features a database backup service that monitors specific disks for space and sends warnings or errors accordingly, allowing users to monitor disks more closely for improved supportability. In addition, SQL performance improvements support up to 58 million components, making the system even more stable for customers in the media and entertainment space working with increasingly large volumes of content.

Front Porch Digital will demonstrate DIVArchive and its new enhancements at IBC2013 on stand 7.D14. The DIVArchive upgrade is available now. More information about Front Porch Digital products is available at fpdigital.com.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/FrontPorch/DIVArchive_CMYK.zip
Photo Caption 1: Front Porch Digital’s DIVArchive(R) Content Storage Management System

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About Front Porch Digital
Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Operating on site and in the cloud, the company’s purpose-built software employs the latest technologies to deliver truly flexible and scalable media workflows. Solutions delivered by Front Porch Digital appropriately manage large and complex media files and workflows while ensuring optimal performance and utmost security. More information is available at fpdigital.com.

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Sound Devices Showcases Increased Functionality of PIX 260i Production Video Recorders at IBC 2013

Rack-Mounted PIX 260i Enables Unprecedented Simultaneous Recording and Network and Audio Control for Production Professionals

AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 — At IBC 2013, Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, introduces the newest functionality for the PIX 260i Production Video Recorder (Hall 8, Stand 8.D74). PIX 260i seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments and its latest firmware, version 1.03, brings increased functionality to the end-user.

The PIX 260i brings the features and tools needed by production companies and broadcasters looking to migrate to file-based recording and playback environments. It records QuickTime files in either Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD video formats. Files recorded in these intra-frame codecs are ready for editing directly from the recorder in common editing environments, such as Avid, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere, eliminating time-consuming transferring and transcoding. For color-critical applications, the PIX 260i supports Apple ProRes 4444 through its 12-bit, 4:4:4 3G-SDI I/O. Users can also play out files from the PIX 260i for real-time applications.

Files are recorded simultaneously on up to four separate, 2.5” SSD storage devices via two front panel PIX-CADDY slots and two rear panel eSATAp connections. This redundancy in local, removable storage devices, coupled with standard, Ethernet-based file transfer features further reduces steps in the production workflow. Recording to multiple drives offers immediate file backup, eliminating time-consuming post-record copying. Gigabit Ethernet network ports enable remote access to recorded files and the ability to transfer these files quickly into a post-production environment.

Another key feature of the PIX 260i is that it can be controlled from browser-capable computers and tablets. When connected to a data network, transport controls and setup menu controls are available on PIXNET, which offers control of one or multiple PIX 260i recorders. Multiple units can be grouped for simultaneous control.

Continuing the company’s heritage in production sound, Sound Devices infused the PIX 260i with 32-track record/playback capabilities. In addition to 16 channels of embedded SDI audio and eight channels of HDMI audio, the PIX 260i also accepts eight channels of line-level analog I/O and eight channels of AES digital audio. Using Dante, the PIX 260i can accept and transmit up to 32 channels of audio over Ethernet.

Version 1.03 firmware, which is available as a free download to existing PIX 260i users, provides support for the new Sound Devices PIX-CADDY CF accessory. The PIX-CADDY CF allows the PIX 260i to record polyphonic WAV files directly to removable CompactFlash cards (audio poly mode only). In addition, v1.03 enables users to record and playback Mono Audio Wave Files (audio only mode with SSD and HDD) and supports RS-422 locate to timecode, cue point commands and device type ID (Sony BVW-75 emulation). Version 1.03 also provides added scene increment shortcut feature from main screen and added options for displaying smaller audio meters in various parts of the main screen.

Existing PIX 260i users can download version 1.03 for free by visiting http://www.sounddevices.com/download/pix260i-firmware/.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. Founded in 1998, the company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.

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Metallica Headlines Roskilde With HARMAN Martin Lighting

AARHUS, Denmark — The Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark, one of Europe’s biggest summer music festivals, has brought together some of the world’s most popular artists since the early 1970s. On this year’s Orange Stage, Metallica headlined the festival, with performances from many other globally acclaimed artists, including Rihanna and Slipknot. Designed by veteran lighting designer Kasper Lange, the Orange Stage featured a vast amount of HARMAN Martin lighting fixtures for the Metallica set.

The Orange Stage included 68 Martin MAC 2000 Wash XB’s and 34 MAC III Profile moving heads, along with 65 MAC 101’s and 10 MAC Aura LED moving heads. Thirty-four Atomic 3000 strobes with Atomic Colors scrollers were deployed for blinding punch effects. Copenhagen-based rental company Litecom, supplied the gear.

Martin lighting, which has graced Roskilde for years, also played a role on several other stages at the 2013 festival including the Pavilion Stage, featuring MAC III Profiles and MAC Auras supplied by rental company Victory, the Odeon Stage, with MAC Auras also supplied by Victory, and the Apollo Stage, featuring Atomic 3000’s supplied by rental company Comtech. Comtech also contributed MAC Auras, MAC 700 Profiles, MAC 350 Entours, MAC 250 Beams, MAC TW1s and Atomic 3000’s for various other areas.

“Martin has been used during the historic Roskilde festival for many years, and we are proud to continue this partnership, supplying the brightest and highest quality lighting systems for the bands and fans,” said Steen Matthiesen, Martin Vice President EMEA Sales. “Having a large variety of fixtures deployed throughout the festival speaks to the versatility of Martin and will undoubtedly provide our latest and greatest fixtures for next year’s Roskilde!”

Orange Stage Crew:
Jonas Ritz – Head Rigger
Balder Thorrud – System Tech
Hrannar Hafsteinsson – System Tech
Timo Kauristo – FOH Tech
Thomas Brockmann – FOH Tech
Leif Hellberg – Wysiwyg suite

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

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.

Optocore Serves Up Audio Fiber Transport for the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium

FLUSHING, QUEENS, NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER, 11, 2013Optocore, the leading provider of scalable, high-bandwidth, low-latency fiber-optic networks for the transmission of audio, video, intercom and data in a variety of markets, was chosen by Audio Incorporated, who is the supplier of sound reinforcement and communication equipment for U.S. Open Tennis, to provide X6R-FX-INTERCOM devices for the communication system used during this year’s U.S. Open opening ceremonies held at Arthur Ashe Stadium, part of the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing, Queens, New York. The high-profile tennis event began on August 26 and ended on September 9.

As Mike Sinclair of Audio Incorporated, the audio designer for the U.S. Open live events for the past six years, explains, “We needed to find a way to connect the roof of the Broadcast Center building with our central patch area at the other end of the stadium in the photographers’ pit. We had to be ready to transport the program audio feed, Clear-Com Encore Analog Party Lines converted to 4-wire for a production channel and a lighting channel. We also used Optocore’s 100Mb LAN tunnel between devices to network show control computers and DMX lighting control together.”

Audio Incorporated employed Optocore X6R-FX-INTERCOM devices using the fiber infrastructure of Arthur Ashe stadium to connect and multiplex the various different audio and data streams over one pair of fiber lines. “We had to be ready for any eventuality and the Optocore X6R-FX-INTERCOM performed flawlessly with connectivity to spare.” Sinclair said.

“We needed to get communications and audio up to the highest reaches of the stadium, in a hyper-crowded situation,” says Rom Rosenblum, events communication system technician, U.S. Open, and applications engineer, Clear-Com. “CBS, ESPN and every broadcaster covering the event was already hooked into existing copper lines. Without the Optocore devices, we’d have been communicating with cell phones to run the Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day event and Opening Ceremonies. Instead, as soon as we got the facility to install a piece of glass up to the roof, we were in business. A plug-and-play solution was never more welcome!”

Rosenblum also cites Optocore system’s comprehensive front panel level meters and status indicators as invaluable as well. Known to be a favorite feature among audio engineers, this combination allows instant visual verification and provides an immense troubleshooting aid for cabling problems. Additionally, he says the LAN feature made it easy for the team to access their network anywhere in the system.

The X6R-FX-INTERCOM has 8 intercom duplex channels including data. The device can also be used as eight line inputs plus eight line outputs, plus 4 serial I/O or 2 GPIO.

“Optocore’s fiber systems are known for their top-notch features, immense reliability and dual redundant fiber runs and power supplies/sources,” says Mike Sinclair, owner, Audio Incorporated. “By utilizing Optocore, rather than copper cables, we were able to save time and effort for all of our communication needs during the U.S. Open.”

About Optocore
Based in Munich, Germany, Optocore is the world market leading provider of scalable, high-bandwidth, low–latency fiber-optic networks for the transmission of audio, video and data. For 20 years, Optocore has been continuously innovating and setting new standards with regards to digital network technology. Optocore builds and develops synchronous optical fiber and CAT5 based network solutions for broadcast professionals, fixed installations and live event applications. Utilizing leading-edge technology and high-quality components Optocore guarantees durability and therefore long-term market and customer satisfaction. Due to the open system architecture, Optocore’s platform offers other manufacturers the option to transfer conventional standard audio, video and data formats used in the pro audio industry, via a fiber and CAT5 network. Technical expertise, QoS and an extensive support structure are guaranteed to all customers, together with the highest level of quality controls. For more information, visit www.optocore.com.

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Community Provides Audio Quality and Reliability for Poland’s Mielec Stadium

Tommex Zebrowscy Sp. J. has completed the design and installation of a Community loudspeaker based audio system for the new multi-use Mielec Stadium, in Southeast Poland.
Home to the Stal Mielec football (soccer) team, the new stadium replaces the original which was built in 1953 and hosted numerous high-profile events like the European Champions Cup, UEFA Cup, and Polish national team matches, including FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship qualifiers. While providing a completely modern venue, the new stadium replicates the old venue’s seating capacity of 30,000 and its format of an athletics track around the playing field to provide multi-sport facilities.
Two tiered stands flank the length of the stadium, with the main West stand also providing for 100m athletic events. The system designed by Tommex comprises twelve Community R.5HPT three-way, horn-loaded coaxial loudspeakers covering the seating areas of the West stand, with a mirrored system of twelve Community R.5HPTs covering the East stand. Two R2-52 three-way, horn-loaded triaxial loudspeakers are also mounted on the West stand canopy, to cover the pitch and competition zones. Additionally, Tommex provided sound projector and ceiling loudspeakers for the public areas and the rooms under the stands.

Tommex chose Dynacord DSA 8410 and PCL 1240T amplifiers to drive the systems, located in two separate amp rooms in the West and East stands. System integrity is ensured with the use of Dynacord’s DCS (Digital Control Switching) system to provide uninterrupted transmission in the event of any amplifier failure.

Mixing is provided by a Dynacord CMS 1000-3 and a Dynacord P 64 controls the matrix and signal processing, with system monitoring. A computer with touch screen is connected to the matrix P64 to provide a convenient interface for independently adjusting sound levels in the stands, on the pitch and in the zones under the stands.

Jarosław Kraszewski of Tommex, the designer and project manager for the system, explained, “We have successfully completed many projects of this type and always get great results using Community R-Series. Their audio quality, high intelligibility and efficiency set the standard that stadia expect today and their all-weather capability and long-term reliability is a major factor that we know we can depend on.”

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Community Helps “Horses with Hope” Rescue Horses

Broadview Farms, near Hope, Maine, is the home of “Horses with Hope,” an organization whose mission is to rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected and abandoned horses and match them with compatible homes. In 2013, Horses with Hope completed a spacious new venue at Broadview Farms with an indoor riding arena, a viewing area, horse stalls and living quarters for staff and visitors.

Designed and built by “Houses and Barns by John Libby”, the facility includes an audio system designed to recreate the sounds from a commercial venue, such as a riding tournament, and to play music and provide communication for horse training.
General contractor Houses and Barns by John Libby retained AV Systems of Maine of Bowdoinham, Maine, to design and install the audio system. Owner Bill Wayman chose Community R-Series loudspeakers for the arena and Community D-Series ceiling loudspeakers for the viewing area, offices and other spaces.

“The arena is open to the outside,” said Wayman, “so I wanted loudspeakers that sounded good and could deal with the temperature and humidity extremes we have in Maine.” Wayman designed an array for the arena with four Community R1-94TZ loudspeakers equipped with 200-watt auto-transformers. He used a single R.5-99TZ for down-fill.
For the viewing area, offices and other spaces, Wayman designed a 70-volt distributed system with six pairs of Community model D6 ceiling loudspeakers.

The audio system uses an Ashly 8-channel power amplifier and an Ashly controller/processor. Wayman provided two wireless headset microphones to allow the riders and trainers to talk to visitors in the viewing areas. Trainers also use these microphones to communicate with riders. Users can select microphones, music or natural background sounds and control the system volume from a wall panel in each zone.

Wayman says the owners are very pleased with the sound quality and coverage of the audio system. “They agreed to have me install two additional zones after hearing the arena system,” he said.

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DEEPAK CHOPRA/OPRAH WINFREY 21-DAY MEDIATION CHALLENGE

Motivational Music & 21st Century Post-Production Technology Create A ‘Clear’ Inspirational Voice

NEW YORK: Author, teacher, physician, holistic health guru, Deepak Chopra is a trusted voice in alternative medicine. A long-time advocate of the physical and emotional advantages of mediation, Chopra developed a 21-Day program to help novice and accomplished mediators experience and master its life affirming benefits. A discussion with celebrated humanitarian and media icon, Oprah Winfrey led to a unique collaboration. Their latest offering, Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Mediation Challenge™: Miraculous Relationships offers an illuminating, eminently accessible program of concentrated contemplation. This past August, nearly 700,000 people participated in the online audio version of the challenge.

To produce this worthy addition to the meditation lexicon, the Chopra Center, engaged composer/recording artist Scott E. Moore and his production company WingTip, Inc. In addition to his musical talents, Moore is an accomplished writer/director who had previously worked with Chopra on several high-end wellness videos. The assignment was to compose, produce and record 120 minutes of original music to serve as the instrumental soundtracks for Chopra’s recorded mediation guides.

“My first creative decision after getting the job was to call guitarist/composer/producer/engineer, Rich Tozzoli in to collaborate with me on this challenging project,” Moore reveals. “I’ve worked with Rich for years on many creative projects in the music and film worlds, and I knew he was gifted with the inspiration and the technical ability to help me develop two hours of innovative music within our six-week production time-frame.”

Each of the 21 individual tracks features a two-minute introduction by Oprah Winfrey, followed by a three-minute inspirational/instructional message recorded by Deepak Chopra before transitioning into a harmonious 8 minute “sound-scape” composed by Moore and Tozzoli. The objective of their collaboration was to approximate a film score “without the images,” a soothing aural environment to stimulate the mediators imagination.

Recording in a variety of Locations, Moore and Tozzoli invited a diverse group of skilled musicians to perform on the tracks. Guest artists included Akua Dixon (playing a 100 year old Cello), David Ondrick (Tibetan Bowls and toning chants), Kristen Hevner-Wyatt (acoustic piano), Andy Munitz (Violin), Bruce MacPherson (vintage anologue synthesizers) and Laura Josephson (classical Flageolet flute, circa 1830) and Ray Levier (drums, percussion, bowed vibraphone). Moore and Tozzoli added their own performances on both vintage and contemporary 6 and 12 string guitars, classical guitars, keyboards and electronic sound design. The tracks also incorporate ‘natural sounds’ including ocean, streams, bird songs and even the 17-year cicadas.

In creating the music, Tozzoli used the Sonnox Reverb, EQ, Dynamics and Inflator Plug-ins. Applying the Just Reverb setting helped him to create custom ambiences in conjunction with Altiverb and Eventide Space. He found the Inflator particularly useful on the acoustic instruments, in enabling him to increase their presence in the mix. He employed the EQ Plug-in to cut extraneous low end out of the reverbs, ‘cleaning’ the mix so as not to interfere with Deepaks voice – which includes numerous low frequencies. The Sonnox Oxford Dynamics Plug-in aided him in taming occasional instrumental ‘peaks’ in a clean, non-invasive way.

“Our project was well underway when we received Deepak’s initial introductory recordings,” Moore recalls. “Having worked with him on a video project, and being familiar with his work and speech patterns, I was aware that he had a rich tone, but also has a pronounced sibilance in his voice. Rich Tozzoli who has extensive engineering credits and is one of the most technically proficient recording artist/composers I know, immediately proposed that we suggest using the Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser plug-in to minimize this issue.”

“The SuprEsser proved itself to be a highly-featured De-Esser with an intuitive graphic display and three distinct listening modes. The Chopra Center’s engineers, who were responsible for marrying Deepak’s narration to the music, were able to dramatically improve the quality of Deepak’s voiceover, from previous recordings. The SuprEsser’s Automatic Level Tracking, and full (20Hz-20KHz) spectrum operation made an invaluable contribution to the overall quality of this project,” Moore adds. “We are really proud of our work on this, and especially to be part of creating something beautiful that can have such a positive impact on people’s lives.”

The Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Mediation Challenge™: Miraculous Relationships is currently available on CD, in two forms: the original guided meditation challenge and the Music & Mantras version.

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Photo: Rich Tozzoli (left) and Scott E. Moore in Tozzoli’s home studio. Photo by Claudine Ohayon

For information on Sonnox Oxford Plug-ins please visit: www.sonnox.com

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Community Escalates Performance, Style and Musicality of R-Series with New “R-MAX” and Compact Models

Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the introduction of eight new models to its premiere R-Series line, with new performance dimensions that expand the applications of this already comprehensive loudspeaker range. Three new compact models, the R.15COAX, R.35COAX, and R.35-3896, give systems designers increased flexibility by offering vastly improved music playback, additional coverage patterns and higher output in attractive paintable ABS enclosures. Five new R-MAX products, the R.5-66MAX, R.5-96MAX, R2-64MAX, R2-66MAX, and R2-94MAX, provide the most well behaved, flattest musical response, premium loudspeakers ever offered in the R-Series.

The R.15COAX and R.35COAX use identical 1.25-inch exit HF compression drivers, featuring Community’s exclusive Tru-Phase™ phase plug technology, and Carbon Ring Cone woofer technology which allows LF drivers to exhibit cone areas up to 20% larger than standard woofers of the same diameter. Both models feature front loaded LF drivers, 6.5-inch in the R.15COAX and 10-inch in the R.35COAX, in highly reinforced enclosures for natural, non-resonant low frequency reproduction, while identical voicing across both models ensures a uniform listening experience. The dynamic R.35-3896 is a triaxial 8-inch Carbon Ring Cone loudspeaker featuring Community’s exclusive MultiSource Waveguide™ technology, integrating the output from dual midrange compression drivers and a 1-inch exit HF compression driver into a single coherent source. Fully passive, it is voiced for flat musical reproduction without EQ and delivers class-leading SPL levels for a loudspeaker of its size.

“In addition to the great musical performance of these new compact models, the most obvious visual difference is the sleek new paintable ABS enclosure,” said Chris Barrow, Community’s Director of Product Marketing. “It is visually superior and offers more flexibility while costing less to produce. That allowed us to invest in better audio components for exceptional
performance without driving up the price.”

R-Series has always been acknowledged for its high output and voice intelligibility. Now, R-MAX also demonstrates the type of premium music performance that Community is capable of delivering. These loudspeakers can hold their ground against products costing two or three times as much. R-MAX are not just great outdoor loudspeakers, they are great loudspeakers period.” With the addition of the new R-Series models, Community provides systems designers and consultants with a new palette of features, while also improving core R-Series capabilities.

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