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HARMAN’s Martin MAC III Quadray’s Multi-Beam Luminaire Provides One-of-a-Kind Lighting

AARHUS, Denmark — HARMAN’s Martin Professional MAC III Quadray™ is an all-new, multi-beam effect offering a whole new dimension to the lighting designer toolbox. The MAC III Quadray is tour-tested, having been deployed on Paul McCartney’s latest tour ‘Out There!’ with lighting design by Roy Bennett, among others. The MAC III Quadray allows designers to create a wide variety of looks that would otherwise be difficult to program solely via a lighting console.

The MAC III Quadray allows for projection of up to four individually controllable rays of light from a single luminaire, providing new possibilities in static or dynamic mid-air effects. Superior output from a 1500-watt lamp means the MAC III Quadray delivers enough power for even the biggest stages and venues. It houses the same high-quality feature set as Martin’s MAC III AirFX™, including a vibrant color mixing system, stunning aerial effects and a linear zoom with linked focus.

Available as an easy-to-install front lens replacement kit for the MAC III AirFX, the lens kit installs (and uninstalls) in only a few minutes, providing flexibility of use and greater value from a single luminaire. The MAC II provides added flexibility and enhanced value for any rental house or lighting designer.

For more information on the MAC III Quadray, please visit http://bitly.com/MACIIIQuadrayOnYouTube

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.

HARMAN’s Martin Professional Releases v3.0 Software for M-Series Range of Lighting Consoles

AARHUS, Denmark — HARMAN’s Martin Professional has released its latest update for the M-Series consoles, v3.0, with hundreds of improvements and a stunning new user-interface. Martin’s v3.0 Software is faster than ever, features new touch and gesture optimization while the upgrade allows consoles to become a real PC-based controller.

The new v3 software is all about speed with faster start-up time, show loading and more efficient access to functions. The clean and modern user-interface has been optimized for touch and gesture technology, which allows the user to work in an environment where everything is accessible from a single finger touch. Users can simply swipe to move from view to view, access other playback banks quickly or change parameter selection. Double tapping on playback status accesses its functions and options. Additionally, users can enlarge the quick slide out for visual parameter control.

“Our goal for this new interface was to simplify the workflow by giving access to many functions without the need to constantly change views or access sub menus,” stated Steven Vanspauwen, Head of User Experience Design, Martin. “Users will find themselves programming faster than they ever did on any console before with v3.”

Martin’s M-PC v3 is no longer a simple hardware emulator, but a real PC-based controller with a user-interface optimized for any Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC equipped with or without a touch screen. Using the same concept as the console interface, the M-PC v3 allows anyone to program shows for free. M-PC Free Edition is available for one universe over Artnet as well as the popular ENTTEC DMX devices.

It is also possible to use the M-PC with two universes using any Martin Duo-DMX box. When using its One-Key dongle license, the universe count can be increased to 8 and even 64, making M-PC one of the most powerful lighting PC controllers in the industry.

All this in a clean and modern user-interface optimized for touch and gesture technology. The new v3 release is available now at (http://www.martin.com/controllersupport/)

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.

Genelec Active Loudspeakers Chosen for Lady Luck, Blurring the Lines Between Home Cinema and State-of-the-Art Theater

— Massive Genelec speaker complement includes L-C-R array, 10 surround speakers and eight 12-inch subwoofers, all calibrated through a studio-grade QSC Signal Processor —

NATICK, MA, October 7, 2013 — When you step into Lady Luck, you are not going to the movies – you are instead transported to another realm of cinema experience. Designed by Slayman Cinema, and with its AV technology integrated and crafted by Cantara, this 45-seat luxury bijou redefines what is meant by the term “home theater.” And active loudspeakers from Genelec are there to redefine what cinema surround sound can be.

The audio system is a massive Genelec speaker array: three HT324AC Large Active Speakers make up the L-C-R array behind a record-breaking 18-foot-wide Stewart curved screen illuminated by a Digital Projection reference-level 3D projector; 10 Genelec AIW26 Active In-Wall Loudspeakers are used as surrounds; and there are a total of five subwoofers – a Genelec HTS6 Active Subwoofer is soffited beneath the theater’s front stage and four Genelec HTS4 Active Subwoofers distribute low frequencies evenly throughout the main level and balcony. Other technologies in Lady Luck include two AMX 5-inch wireless touchscreens located on both the main level and in the balcony, and audio processing through a studio-grade QSC DSP system.

“The room’s performance blows past any preconceived expectation of what a theater should sound like,” states Jason Voorhees, President of Cantara. “And the Genelecs are the only speakers that could fulfill everything that we had to accomplish in it.” Voorhees says the combination of the room’s massive size – the ceiling is 22 feet high, allowing for the inclusion of a 21-seat rear balcony with its own two pairs of AIW26 surround speakers and two HTS4 subwoofers – and its requirement that the theater’s sound be as superb as its visual aesthetics demanded a very specific kind of speaker performance. “It’s an extraordinarily large room, and because there is so much air volume, there are only a tiny handful of speaker manufacturers whose loudspeakers can handle the level of loudness that we needed,” he explains. “On top of that, we also demanded the highest level of finesse. When you put those requirements together, the answer is Genelec.”

Voorhees also complimented Genelec speakers’ sonic consistency, which was critical in a theater of this size. “Each speaker has a consistent sound quality across the entire model range – they speak as if with one voice,” he says. “The sound is uniform throughout the soundfield in the theater. That’s why for our largest theaters we use Genelec. It’s as close to natural sound reproduction as you can get.”

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com.

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Tailgate With Confidence With SunBriteTV’s Outdoor Televisions

THOUSAND OAKS, California – Whether camped out on the blacktop or lounging near backyard greenery, a SunBriteTV outdoor television enhances any football game. Indoor televisions won’t be able to sustain the fall and winter’s harsher weather, making a SunBriteTV an essential item when packing for the next tailgate event.

“Tailgating is a great part of American culture,” said Tom Dixon, SunBriteTV’s VP of Marketing, “but a bit of bad weather can put a damper on any electronic equipment not designed for the outdoors. SunBriteTV’s are Full-HD 1080p, fully weatherproof and perform in temperatures ranging from -24° to 122° Fahrenheit.”

Take a SunBriteTV to a tailgate party with the portable tabletop stand or securely mount it at home with a wall- or pole-mount. And with SunBriteTV’s Best Seat in the House consumer rebate promotion running now through the end of the year, football season is the season of SunBriteTV!

Every SunBriteTV includes a 2-year warranty, a weatherproof remote, and a built-in 20-watt sound system. Optional accessories include a variety of wall-, ceiling- or pole-mount installation solutions, dust covers and FM Radio.

For more information on SunBriteTV please visit www.sunbritetv.com or call the sales department directly at 866.357.8688.

About SunBriteTV
SunBriteTV’s all-weather televisions have been time-tested in home installations, outdoor sports arena, restaurant and hotel patios and even on military vehicles participating in field operations. All models are available through SunBriteTV’s network of Authorized Dealers. To inquire about becoming an Authorized Dealer, contact SunBriteTV at 866.357.8688, or visit the Dealer Inquiry page at www.sunbritetv.com.

Moog Announces Minifooger Analog Effects for Guitar & Bass

New line of powerful, compact and affordable effects pedals

Asheville, NC – October 8, 2013Moog Music Inc. today announced the launch of the Minifooger Analog Effects family – a series of compact – easy to use stomp boxes designed primarily for use with electric guitar and bass. Each Minifooger is housed in a rugged cast aluminum enclosure and features a 100% analog signal path, true bypass design, optional battery power, and a single expression pedal input providing hands-free control of one specified parameter within each unit.

“We have been working on designs for a line of highly engineered analog effects pedals that are affordable, compact, and easy to use for some time. We are extremely pleased with the outcome and hope that guitar and bass players are too,” said Mike Adams, President of Moog Music.

Each Minifooger’s user interface is centered on musicality and the ability to create new effects quickly. There is also a dedicated expression pedal input that provides control over a function and allows the player to go beyond the panel settings to explore wild, and experimental sounds. This input can also be controlled via CV.

“We want people to approach these pedals from an aural standpoint. The sonic capabilities of Minifoogers are extensive, but they are also easy to use. You can just close your eyes, turn knobs, and create modern, vintage, or other worldly sounds,” said Cyril Lance, Chief Engineer Moog Music.

Moog is launching The Minifooger Analog Effects family with 5 compact stomp boxes – the MF Drive, MF Boost, MF Delay, MF Ring, and MF Trem. Each pedal is 100% analog, designed and hand assembled in Moog’s factory in Asheville, North Carolina and carries a US street price below $200. Moog is debuting two videos today featuring artists experimenting with the Minifoogers: Troy Van Leeuwen, guitarist for the band Queens of The Stone Age takes a more classic approach; and Xander Singh and Ian Hultquist of Passion Pit explore the other worldly side of the Minifoogers.

Minifooger Analog Effects Pedal Descriptions:

The MF Drive is a filter-based overdrive pedal employing a Moog Ladder Filter, boutique FET amplifiers, and OTAs in its drive section making it highly reactive to picking dynamics. The panel features a bipolar tone control and sweepable filter that work dynamically with input gain to offer each player unique and customizable sounds that retain the core timbre of their instrument. A filter Peak switch shifts harmonic content to the filter’s cutoff position, adding new tonal creation and dirty wah performance possibilities not found in other drive pedals. MSRP: $179.

The MF Boost is a selectable topology boost pedal that allows the player to switch between an “articulate VCA” signal path and a “colored OTA” signal path. Each is tailored to deliver boutique amplifier sound and responsiveness from any guitar/amplifier combination. The design also imparts natural compression to an input signal, which brings out note articulation and significantly increases the performance of other effects pedals. When paired with an expression pedal, the MF Boost can be used as a tone enhancing volume pedal, sweepable-gain boost pedal, and VCA. The expression pedal input also provides access to higher gain values not available on the panel. MSRP: $149

The MF Delay features 35mS-700mS of completely analog delay time. At shorter set-tings, repeats are fast and bright for creating classic slap-back and plate sounds. At medium and long settings the repeats become darker and naturally trail into reverb-like state. A Drive circuit allows the player to adjust the tone and feel of the MF Delay as well as overdrive the Bucket Brigade Delay line, and the input of a guitar amplifier for bigger sound and feel. Also, the expression pedal input is switchable between feedback for expressive swells and delay time for tape delay and chorus/flange effects. MSRP: $209.

The MF Ring is an analog ring modulator that is based on the world’s best selling Ring Mod, the Moogerfooger MF-102. Its refined frequency range and tone voicing circuit add new-musical elements to ring modification, making it easy to dial in everything from octaves and choral dissonance to harmonic undertones and synthesized lead lines. The expression pedal input provides hands-free control of the Freq parameter for sound sweeps, pitch shifting effects, and playing between two scales on the fly. MSRP: $159

The MF Trem is an analog tremolo pedal designed around a balanced modulator and Sub Audio VCO. This design creates a wide range of effects that are based on phase cancellation and addition. Players can create classic optical tremolo, hard tremolo, rotary effects and more that react dynamically to harmonic content. A variable Shape control interacts with Tone and Mix to craft subtle swells and gallops to rhythmic percussive, and swirling effects. When pushed, the MF Trem can also approach the beginnings of phasing and chorus. The expression pedal input adds control of the Speed parameter for hands-free swells and rotary effects. MSRP: $189

Minifooger Analog Effects Pedals are available for preorder from all authorized Moog dealers now. Moog Music will begin shipping the first units from their Asheville factory in October, 2013. For more information about Minifooger Analog Effects Pedals go to: MINIFOOGER.COM

Links:

• Video featuring Troy Van Leeuwen: http://www.moogmusic.com/Troy-Van-Leeuwen
• Video featuring Passion Pit: http://www.moogmusic.com/Passion-Pit
• Moog Music website: http://www.moogmusic.com/
• Moog Music on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/MoogMusicInc/
• Moog Music on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/MoogMusicInc/

About Moog Music:

Moog Music synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments are designed and lovingly built in the Moog factory in downtown Asheville, N.C. Moog Music and its customers carry on the legacy of Dr. Robert Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer and Founder of Moog Music Inc.

Photo captions:
1) The Minifooger analog effects for guitar and bass.
2) Troy Van Leeuwen, guitarist for the band Queens of The Stone Age.
3) Xander Singh and Ian Hultquist of Passion Pit.

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LIVE ON THE GREEN CONCERT SERIES MEETS GROWING AUDIENCE NEEDS WITH PIXELFLEX LED VIDEO CURTAINS

Live On The Green, a free six-week concert series in downtown Nashville produced by independent radio station Lightning 100, recently held its fifth successful series of outdoor shows. During this year’s series, PixelFLEX LED video curtain panels took audience visuals to a new level by providing high-quality video and an up-close experience to everyone in the crowd with their lightweight, flexible and brightly illuminated screens.

The Live On The Green series has grown exponentially from year-to-year; this year, the series drew approximately 12,000 attendees per week to performances by 18 artists, including Michael Franti & Spearhead, Matt Nathanson, Local Natives, and Matt & Kim. For the last two weeks of shows, PixelFLEX provided 12 20mm panels to enhance the audience’s visibility of the stage and, more importantly, the performers.

“With the crowd size we experienced this year, it helped to alleviate the issue of people not being able to see the stage,” explained Chris Paxton, event producer for Live On The Green. “Additionally, the added sponsorship activation potential is a huge opportunity for us; being able to run video that our entire audience can see is something we will be able to deliver to our sponsors next year.”

The PixelFLEX panels were set up to the left of the stage to highlight live video streams while the artists were on stage and display a mix of sponsors in between artists. PixelFLEX handled all the set up and activation for the screens, as the Live On The Green production team needed the application to be turnkey within the small timeframe allotted.

“I was very impressed by the simplicity of set up, as well as PixelFLEX’s ability to successfully deliver an activation of this size and scope under a very limited timeframe,” remarked Paxton. “The team got it up and running on time and it went really well.”

With PixelFLEX LED curtains, videos and images can be sent to the screen using any computer with a DVI-D connection. PixelFLEX curtains are available from low resolution (100mm) to high resolution (6mm), allowing users to demonstrate simple effects or elaborate videos. The high caliber visual components of the curtains come with equally impressive customer service assistance and without the need for an extensive budget.

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com. Follow PixelFLEX at www.facebook.com/pixelflexusa or @ledcurtain.

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Funky Junk Helps Steve Honest Fulfil A Life Long Ambition

If you were a music professional who already owned a house, a car and even a two studio recording complex, what would be the next item topping your wish list?

For recordist Steve Honest, the owner of Rock of London Studios in Shoreditch, the answer was easy: a vintage Fairchild 670 compressor dating from the late 1950s. Finding one, though, was more difficult – and for that Honest needed the help of specialist audio equipment supplier Funky Junk.

“I’ve always wanted to have my own Fairchild,” Honest says. “When I was younger I was fortunate enough to do sessions at Konk Studios and they had them. One of the engineers put a 670 across the output of the desk as he was making me a cassette to take home and the difference it made to the sound was amazing. It was so wide, open, full, dense and controlled that it seemed as though the Fairchild 670 was using sleight of hand with my ears. From that day on I was hooked.”

Honest is not alone in this sentiment. For studio gear aficionados, the Fairchild 670 is the ultimate compressor. The undisputed king of Tube limiting, it has 20 vacuum tubes and weighs in at 30 kilos, making it both the heaviest and the most expensive compressor in the world. It is also as rare as a hen’s tooth.

“Fairchilds had been on my mind since the late 1980s, but I had other things to buy at the time,” Steve explains. “Then about three years ago I started putting the feelers out in earnest, but although a couple of units came up I wasn’t happy about the source they were coming from. For such a costly purchase I wanted to be sure that I could get proper after sales support if I needed it – and that’s where Funky Junk came in.”

In 2012, Honest learned that Funky Junk Paris was about to take delivery of a Fairchild 660 compressor – a mono version of the much loved 670 – so he snapped it up and put it to work straight away.

“I used it on everything – bass, kick drum, guitars, vocals horns – the lot,” he says. “After a couple of weeks I couldn’t hear what was so special about it anymore, so I stopped using it. Suddenly everything seemed flat and boring, with no tone, density or power, so I plugged it straight back in again. That’s what I mean about Fairchild sleight of hand.”

Although he was delighted with his Fairchild 660, Honest still wanted a 670 and so the search continued. Earlier this year he lost out on a unit in Germany, so he was really delighted when Adam Crowe at Funky Junk London called to say they had one.

“I bought it on the spot,” he says, “and it’s now in Rock of London where it is performing beautifully. With both compressors, Funky Junk had done all the checks and servicing pre delivery, so they were in good working order when they arrived.”

Owning vintage gear does bring its own set of issues, not least the problem of finding spare parts when things need replacing. But Honest says that when he buys from Funky Junk he also gets peace of mind because everything comes with a warranty, and Funky’s technicians are there to help if anything does go wrong.

“I’ve been dealing with Funky Junk for years because they are great people to work with,” he adds. “It doesn’t matter which branch you are talking to – London, Paris or Milan – it’s always a two-way conversation because they listen to what you want, remember what gear you are looking for and alert you if anything of interest comes along. I’d say more than 60% of the gear I use has come via Funky Junk – and that list includes some really lovely vintage pieces such as a 1960 Telefunken U47, a pair of Neumann KM84s, a racked pair of Neve 33135 channel strips and a really punchy Neve 33609 compressor. And, of course, there are Rock of London’s two consoles – a Neve 66 desk, which Funky Junk installed, and an SSL 4000E, which was lovingly restored by Bob Stewart who Funky Junk introduced me to.”

Since starting as a session musician in the mid-1970s, Steve Honest has held many roles within the music recording industry, including that of studio owner. He opened his first studio in Hoxton in 1981 and continues to be involved in studios because he enjoys watching songs take shape and come to life.

“As I have spent the last decade supporting the idea of self-release, I tend to offer my studio and services to artists that want to make their own records and release them themselves,” he explains. “My prices facilitate people who don’t have huge budgets, but who do know you can’t make a big sounding record on your laptop. I do some label work, but supporting the emerging self-releasing artist is what I am about.”

Most recently Honest has been working on two projects with guitar virtuoso Colin Pollock and recording Maddy Carthy, one of a number of artists who are currently keeping Rock of London busy.

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About Funky Junk:
Funky Junk is Europe’s leading supplier of new and refurbished professional recording equipment and services. It has offices in London, Paris, Milan and Spain and has been in business for over 20 years. The company is renowned for its high level technical knowledge, backed by extensive workshop facilities. As well as handling sales and repairs, Funky Junk also acts as a distributor to a number of equipment brands and deals with their service and warranty.
For more information please visit www.funky-junk.com

Versatile Clay Paky Sharpys Light Up Ravens Super Bowl Ring Ceremony

When the NFL champion Baltimore Ravens gathered at the team’s training facility for the Super Bowl Ring unveiling ceremony, Clay Paky Sharpys played a key role in the gala evening.

Frank Serutto, president of Excel Lighting Services in Baltimore, developed the initial lighting design for the event with Mario Serutto then selected lighting designer Mike Lurz to fine tune the design and program the team’s big evening, the first event of this scale in their training facility.

Excel aimed to create a party atmosphere mixed with a corporate environment for the dinner and ring presentation. Versatility was the name of the game, so Serruto selected 60 Clay Paky Sharpys to fill a number of lighting roles.

“We needed to pinspot 60 tables for the actual presentation of the rings, which was done simultaneously,” says Serruto. “Then, with the remainder of the evening being a party, we used the Sharpys for movement and room treatment. There was even a moment when we simulated the blackout that happened during the Super Bowl. We created a cue with the Sharpys to simulate them coming on a little at a time.”

To pinspot the tables, a Sharpy fixture was positioned over each group of diners. To accommodate the decorator’s need to move the tables around right up to the last minute, the Sharpys were mounted on moving yokes for the ultimate in flexible positioning.

During the simulated blackout the Sharpys pinspotted each table while the players reached down to open the crystal cubes hidden in each table’s centerpiece for a very dramatic ring reveal.

“The Sharpys allowed us to do so much – we were able to go from pinspotting a table to throwing gobos up around the room to create a party atmosphere,” Serruto reports. “We could use them anywhere: as aerial lights, spots, with gobos for texture. They’re so versatile and provide so much flexibility.”

R & R Events produced the gala. At Excel Mario Serruto served as crew chief while freelance production manager Alicia Lin of Advanced Events LLC coordinated the Excel team.

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, comments, “This was a very creative use for our lights and we’re thrilled to see it. There were many Super Bowl events that we were involved in but this is one of the more interesting ones. Kudos to Excel for this.”

A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for Clay Paky.

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DPA Microphones Help Tindersticks’ String Section Combat Spill

UK indie rock band Tindersticks is marking its 21st anniversary with a 12-date European tour that starts in France later this month. Among the key items of equipment at each show will be two DPA d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones, which are being used on the band’s cello and double bass.

Jamie Hickey, Tindersticks monitor engineer since 2008, says he used DPA d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones over the summer when the band performed seven shows as a taster for the 21st anniversary tour. One of these performances involved a special set at the Blue Balls Festival in Lucern, Switzerland, where the six-piece band was joined by a 17-piece string section.

“The venue had a stock of DPA 4061 Miniature Microphones that it was happy for us to use on the string section, but due to their omni polar pattern I didn’t think they were the best option for a string section that was playing alongside a rock band,” he says. “The supercardioid d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones were a much better way to go because they could combat the amount of spill from other instruments on stage.

Hickey hired 17 d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones from Tech-Serv Audio in the UK. These were used to mic five 1st violins, five 2nd violins, four violas and three cellos.

“They performed absolutely brilliantly and I was so impressed that I am now using them to mic Tindersticks’ regular cello and double bass players,” Hickey says. “As far as I am concerned there is no better option for close miking strings. I love their ease of use – if time is limited, which it inevitably is, you can essentially point the mic at the F hole and voilà, it sounds great.”

Hickey adds that DPA’s instrument clips, which he describes as ‘a work of genius’, were also a bonus because they were so easy to attach to the instruments.

“String players are very wary of anyone going within six feet of their instrument – let alone attaching anything to it,” he says. “On this occasion I showed the players the mics we were using and invited them to inspect the clip. The quality and feel of the material used reassured them that there would be no damage to their instrument.”

Tindersticks’ 21st anniversary tour will feature five additional string players who will join the band when they play the London Barbican. For that concert Jamie Hickey will once again be hiring additional mics from Tech-Serv Audio.

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About DPA
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to provide you – whether you’re in live sound, recording, theater or broadcast – with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for your tasks. DPA takes no shortcuts in the design processes nor makes any compromises in manufacturing, which is all done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability, and above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

CS&A APPOINTED AS SYMETRIX MANUFACTURER’S REP IN MID-ATLANTIC AND NEW ENGLAND REGIONS – EXPANDING CS&A’s COVERAGE TO ENTIRE NORTHEAST

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – OCTOBER 2013: Symetrix, manufacturer of professional DSP products and accessories, announces the appointment of East Coast-based Cardone & Solomon & Associates (CS&A) as their rep in the critical Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.

Founded in 1997, CS&A focuses on audio, video, and information technologies for clients in the corporate, higher education, finance, legal, and Fortune 50 and 500 markets, as well as for houses of worship and live sound. With offices in metropolitan New York City, upstate New York, eastern Pennsylvania, Baltimore, and Boston, CS&A will represent Symetrix from Maine to Virginia.

CS&A will promote the entire Symetrix line of digital signal processors and control devices, including SymNet Edge, Radius, and Radius AEC Dante network audio processors. In addition to the Symetrix digital signal processing devices, CS&A’s customers will also benefit from the family of user interfaces including the modular ARC volume controllers and source selectors and the ARC-WEB browser based control interface for smart phones and other Internet-connected devices.

Noted Craig Richardson, VP of Global Sales for Symetrix, “We’re very excited to expand our relationship with Cardone & Solomon & Associates into our New England, and Mid-Atlantic regions. Through this appointment, Symetrix will be leveraging some of the best technical sales talent in the industry, improving our sales coverage, more consistently communicating with our partners, and supporting our continued growth in our audio and audio conferencing product lines. When you have a sales team like CS&A that is performing so well it is natural to expand their territory.”

“Symetrix has an enduring reputation for building quality equipment and backing it with phenomenal support,” said Mike Solomon, who, together with John Cardone, founded and continues to head CS&A. “Symetrix has positioned itself for growth, and its commitment of resources to that goal really impressed us.” Added Cardone, “We’re aiming to build the Symetrix brand in the A/V space and to return feedback from our integrators, consultants, and end users that will continue to allow Symetrix to stay ahead of the curve. Our expertise and connections in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions will give a real boost to Symetrix.”

ABOUT SYMETRIX Symetrix is dedicated to making life sound better. As a world leader in the development and manufacturing of digital audio signal processing (DSP) systems and accessories, Symetrix provides best in class audio management solutions to businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations.

For more information on Symetrix products visit www.symetrix.co

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