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BrightSign Announces Integration with Grassfish at InfoComm 2014

BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced its collaboration with Grassfish, one of the leading content management system (CMS) providers in the digital signage industry. Today’s news is the latest in a series of collaborative efforts between BrightSign and some of the industry’s most prominent CMS vendors. Earlier this year, BrightSign announced a similar partnership with Tightrope, enabling affordable content creation, advanced management, and media playout across large out-of-home networks.

“Content management is such an important part of the digital signage ecosystem, and we’re pleased that Grassfish turned to BrightSign hardware to complete its deployments,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “CMS vendors need an affordable, reliable media player for their installations and BrightSign’s players fit the bill perfectly.”

Grassfish is the leading European provider of award-winning digital signage and media software for large in-location information and promotion networks. The company develops products for managing interactive media networks in retail and business settings. Grassfish’s systems support seamless integration of various devices, from tablet PCs to video walls. Grassfish relies on BrightSign’s media players for many of its digital signage installations in Europe and other parts of the world.

“Our customers expect flawless execution, and BrightSign’s players deliver the reliability we require at a very reasonable cost,” said Roland Grassberger, CEO at Grassfish. “BrightSign is the perfect complement to our powerful software and we’re happy to be working together.”

Grassfish and Tightrope are just some of the many CMS vendors BrightSign collaborates with. To learn more about BrightSign’s entire portfolio of digital signage media players – including the company’s trio of new 4K players – visit www.brightsign.biz. InfoComm 2014 attendees are invited to visit BrightSign in booth N2246.

 

About BrightSign

 

BrightSign, LLC is the global market leader in digital signage players, as named by IHS in its most recent 2013 Global Market for Digital Signage study which reported market share of all media players, STBs and PC-based signage solutions combined. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at www.brightsign.biz. For US sales inquiries, please contact sales@brightsign.biz or call +1-408-852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: pgillet@brightsign.biz or call +44-1223-911842. Follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

 

 

About Grassfish

 

Grassfish Marketing Technologies GmbH is the leading European provider of award winning digital signage and interactive CMS software for large multi-channel, multi-device information and promotion networks. With multi-language support, extensive configuration options and an unrivalled range of supported end devices the Grassfish system can be set up and scaled precisely according to requirements, allowing customers to create a branded, personalised and above all unified digital experience across all channels and platforms. Grassfish software is used in many different environments ranging from corporate to banking and retail settings by over 500 companies including Adidas, BMW, McFIT, Commerzbank AG, Lufthansa AG, Vodafone and Mobistar. For more information, please visit: grassfish.com. Follow us on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+GrassfishCMS. For sales inquiries, please contact sales@grassfish.com.

 

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BrightSign Announces Integration with STRATACACHE’s ActiVia Content Management System

BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage hardware, today announced its collaboration with STRATACACHE, the leading content management system (CMS) provider in the digital signage industry.

“Content management is such an integral component of the digital signage ecosystem, and we’re excited that CMS leaders, such as STRATACACHE, are turning to BrightSign hardware to support their deployments,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “CMS vendors need an affordable, reliable media player for their installations and BrightSign’s players fit the bill perfectly.”

STRATACACHE provides powerful, flexible, and highly manageable solutions to enterprise networks and service provider networks of any size. The company works with more than 300 of the world’s largest firms in the retail, finance, hospitality, manufacturing, media and government sectors. STRATACACHE strives to exceed its customers’ expectations by providing an aggressive feature, performance and value proposition at an affordable price. To enhance the range of products offered to customers, STRATACACHE is adding support for BrightSign 2K and 4K players to its award-winning ActiVia product line.

“Many of our larger clients deploy global networks of thousands of media players, therefore we need a solution that promises near-zero downtime, at a cost that enables us to scale the deployment without breaking the bank,” said Chris Riegel, STRATACACHE CEO.

To learn more about BrightSign’s entire portfolio of digital signage media players – including the company’s trio of new 4K players – visit www.brightsign.biz. InfoComm 2014 attendees are invited to visit BrightSign in booth N2246.

About BrightSign

 

BrightSign, LLC is the global market leader in digital signage players, as named by IHS in its most recent 2013 Global Market for Digital Signage study which reported market share of all media players, STBs and PC-based signage solutions combined. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at www.brightsign.biz. For US sales inquiries, please contact sales@brightsign.biz or call +1-408-852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: pgillet@brightsign.biz or call +44-1223-911842. Follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

 

About STRATACACHE

STRATACACHE is a privately-held provider of digital media solutions designed to help retailers and brands connect with consumers along the shopping journey. From digital signage to interactive media to in-store mobile engagement, STRATACACHE’s solutions captivate, engage, and activate shoppers.

For more information, please visit www.stratacache.com, follow us on Twitter @STRATACACHE or “Like” us on our Facebook page.

 

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BrightSign to Unveil 4K Portfolio at InfoComm 2014

BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players with more than 500,000 players deployed, will unveil at InfoComm 2014 its portfolio of commercial-grade, solid-state 4K players. The line includes three models, starting at only $600:

BrightSign 4K242 Networked Basic Interactive Player – $600
Powerful 4K video engine capable of dual 4K and Full HD decoding, abundant content support including HTML5, UDP network control and GPIO interactivity.

BrightSign 4K1042 Networked Multi-control Interactive Player – $700
All the features of the 4K242 plus S/PDIF output for pure digital and surround sound audio, and a diverse range of interactive controls such as GPIO, serial, USB, UDP and mobile devices for engaging, interactive displays.

BrightSign 4K1142 Networked Multi-control Interactive and Live HDTV Player – $850
Includes all the features described above plus Live HDTV playback to play content from any broadcast channel (even HDCP 2.2-protected content) via the HDMI input.

BrightSign’s players are being chosen by partners across the Pro AV space for this end-to-end support of the new technology standards for true 4K playback, as well as BrightSign’s reputation for extreme reliability, affordability and ease-of-use. All of the new models are built on BrightSign’s proven software platform – a true digital signage operating system that exposes the capabilities of the latest web advances in HTML5 without the limitations of a generic browser-based environment. In addition, BrightSign’s 4K players incorporate all of the features of the industry’s best-selling solid-state digital signage platform, including advanced interactivity, flawless video wall synchronization, free BrightAuthor software and the BrightSign Network.

“At InfoComm, we will start to see 4K go mainstream. InfoComm is the hub show where digital signage, broadcast and Pro AV meet and we will see standards and technology from all these industries come together to make 4K a reality,” said Jeff Hastings, CEO of BrightSign. “Despite this momentum, many playback solutions for 4K still fall short of delivering a true 4K experience. Our BrightSign 4K players comply fully with the new standards to preserve video quality and support the complete 4K ecosystem, from encoding to output.”

A media player’s support of the true 4K ecosystem requires the ability to decode H.265-encoded 4K content at a pixel resolution of 3840×2160, and output it to a display at the full frame rate of 60p. The BrightSign 4K players are the first of their kind to successfully deliver on all counts, including using the new HDMI 2.0 standard. The latest advances in streaming technology are also supported by BrightSign 4K including HLS, UDP, RTP, RTSP and MPEG-DASH. The MPEG-DASH protocol takes content from standard HTTP servers and separates that content into individual segments, enabling network bandwidth optimization in real time for maximum streaming efficiency. MPEG-DASH is critical when it comes to broadcasting live 4K content via the Internet.

BrightSign will demonstrate its new 4K players at InfoComm this week (booth N2246), as well as in a wide range of industry partner booths, including Crestron Electronics (C7008), BenQ (C8531), ALMO Pro A/V (C5830), Atlona (C9116) and Planar Systems (C6836). In addition, the BenQ booth will showcase a 15-display video wall, six 16×3 super-wide aspect ratio displays, and 2 other large format displays, all powered by BrightSign.

Steve Seminario, senior director of product marketing for Planar Systems commented, “Planar UltraRes Series 4K displays continue to set the benchmark for commercial 4K functionality. To take maximum advantage of the Planar UltraRes Series’ capabilities requires the very best in playback technology. Planar’s booth at InfoComm 2014 will feature compact, ultra-reliable BrightSign players delivering stellar 4K playback quality at a full 60 frames per second over a single cable.”

BrightSign is now accepting pre-orders for all three BrightSign 4K models, with volume shipments beginning late summer, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.brightsign.biz/digital-signage-products/4k-product-line/.

About BrightSign
BrightSign, LLC is the global market leader in digital signage players, as named by IHS in its most recent 2013 Global Market for Digital Signage study which reported market share of all media players, STBs and PC-based signage solutions combined. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease-of use-and interactivity. For general company and product information, visit www.brightsign.biz. For US sales inquiries, please contact sales@brightsign.biz or call +1-408-852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: pgillet@brightsign.biz or call +44-1223-911842. Follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

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Audinate Announces Dante Via ™

Las Vegas, NV – June 18, 2014- Audinate’s tradition of creating innovative and cutting edge solutions continues, with the announcement of its exciting new software application, Dante Via™ at InfoComm 2014.

Dante Via transforms Macs and PCs into networked I/O devices. With Dante Via, you can now build a complete, standalone audio system of networked PCs without the need for any dedicated Dante-enabled hardware to be present on the network. Any computer instantly becomes a networked audio I/O device.

Dante Via expands AV horizons, freeing one from the limiting constraints of short reach point-to-point analog and USB cables. Dante Via allows you to create a flexible audio bridge for your computer to connect with legacy USB, FireWire and Thunderbolt audio interfaces and transform them into networked devices. Without the need for additional hardware, Dante Via transmits and receives professional quality audio via your Ethernet port to and from such endpoints, opening up endless new possibilities.

“Audinate’s mission is to revolutionize the way AV systems are connected to allow people to thrive in a networked world”, stated Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. ”Dante Via is another example of Audinate pioneering innovation, driving the convergence of audio with an IT world. Dante Via naturally complements the vast ecosystem of Dante-enabled products developed by our 150 OEMs.”

With Dante Via you can easily distribute or loopback audio via the network from any application such as Cubase, Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic, Reaper or even Skype.

“Dante Via opens up endless imaginative use cases,” said Gary Southwell, Audinate’s Vice President of Product Management. “Audio from USB microphones, or any audio interface, can be routed to other rooms in the building. Dante Via extends networked audio from facilities like classrooms, houses of worship, conference rooms, to overflow rooms. You can even monitor individual streams from the network for music instruction and audio system setup applications.”

Dante Via will be commercially available in Q4 2014. Stop by Audinate’s booth C11929 at InfoComm for a demonstration of Dante Via.

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable our customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading OEM manufacturers and the dominant networking technology in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante and Dante Via are trademarks of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

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MS2800H/L Digital Signage Appliances Deliver Up to 8K Content to 16 Displays at 1080p per Display

MS2800H/L Digital Signage Appliances Deliver Up to 8K Content to 16 Displays at 1080p per Display

Play and Manage 4K and 8K Content at Native Resolution on Ultra HD Video Ribbons and Walls

InfoComm, Las Vegas, NV & San Jose, CA, – June 18, 2014 – DT Research™, Inc., an industry leader in the development of information appliances for vertical markets, today announced the MS2800H and MS2800L Digital Signage Multi Screen Appliances, the latest in the WebDT Signage System line, capable of powering content on up to 16 screens. The MS2800H/L Multi Screen Appliances enable up to 4K or 8K powerful content seamlessly played across multiple displays (up to 16 from a single appliance), and offer content blending, or tiling, across screens. The MS2800H/L provide a fully integrated system for Ultra High Definition Video playback on up to 16 screens and multi-zone management via WebDT Content Manager 6.1 Pro, the included web-based Content Management System.

Featuring two ultra-powerful Intel® Xeon® v2 processors (E5-2630 for MS2800L and E5-2643 for MS2800H with higher frame rate supported), the MS2800H/L support up to 16 outputs for ultra high resolution video arrays. Each screen displays 1920 x 1080 (Full-HD) resolution and multiple screens can be configured into one canvas or can deliver content to individual screens in different areas of a building. This flexibility simplifies installation in large venues.

The MS2800H/L are complemented by the web-based WebDT Content Manager 6.1 Pro software for intuitive remote management of content and device functions. Bundled with all WebDT signage/multi screen appliances, WebDT Content Manager offers an easy-to-use interface for organizing, scheduling, and distributing content, and supports numerous media formats (e.g., images, videos, Flash, remote URL’s, RSS, executable applications, ZIP, and Microsoft PowerPoint). Flexible screen layout options with multiple zones and layers enable a multi-screen video wall to be divided into multiple areas with different content in each zone to mix images, text, and real-time video through an RTSP or MMS stream, or through an optional video capture card. This management software allows quick updates over a network connection for real-time or scheduled content playback and automatic content download recovery to prevent downtime. The newly released WCM 6.1 Pro now supports a powerful HTML 5 Widget Editor (available for download online), enhanced player management interface, extended browser support, and fully frame-synchronized multi-screen video playback with frame-synchronized audio/video.

The WebDT Signage System offers highly-integrated digital signage hardware with intuitive web-based content management software enabling effective targeted communications. With a range of high-powered appliances for single and multiple screens, the WebDT Signage System delivers dynamic visual messages to optimize customer experience with minimal total cost of ownership and maintenance effort.

To view a full video demonstration, please visit: http://www.signage.dtri.com/products/multi_screen_appliance/ms_video.html
The MS2800H and MS2800L are available now.

About DT Research
DT Research™ develops and manufactures web-enabled information appliances for vertical applications. The WebDT family of products is based on thin computing platforms for secure, reliable, and cost-effective computing. WebDT products include digital signage solutions, wireless tablets, point-of-service handhelds, compact modular systems, and display-integrated information systems. These systems emphasize mobility, wireless connectivity and touch displays WebDT systems offer durability and ease of integration, by delivering solutions that can be remotely managed with the comprehensive WebDT Device Manager software.
For more information, visit http://signage.dtri.com.

DT Research and WebDT are trademarks of DT Research, Inc. All other brands and product names may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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BenQ Launches ‘BenQ Cares’ Education Grant Program, Offering School Discounts for Interactive Classroom IQ Solutions

COSTA MESA, Calif. — June 17, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of Classroom IQ solutions and the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand in North America(1), today announced the launch of the “BenQ Cares” Education Grant. The new initiative provides discounts to qualifying schools, colleges, and universities for BenQ’s IL650 and RP700+ interactive touch panel displays, which have been designed to transform classrooms into collaborative learning spaces. more

Pexip(R) Announces Video Soft Clients for Infinity Scalable Meeting Platform

Virtual Meetings More Accessible Than Ever With Desktop Clients and Support for all Major Browsers

OSLO, Norway — June 17, 2014 — Pexip(R), a global disrupter in scalable, distributed videoconferencing technology, today announced its plans to introduce an all-new suite of Pexip Infinity videoconferencing clients, expanding users’ options of simply joining Pexip meetings. The Pexip Infinity clients will be available as installable client software for Windows(R), OS X(R), and Linux(R), in addition to supporting all major browsers including Internet Explorer(R), Safari(R), Chrome(TM), Firefox(R), and Opera(TM). more

IBERIABANK Invests in Revolabs Executive Elite(TM) Wireless Microphone System

Next-Generation Solution Transforms Financial-Sector Conference Room Into High-Performance Communications Environment

SUDBURY, Mass. — June 17, 2014 — Revolabs today announced that its newly released Executive Elite wireless microphone system has turned IBERIABANK’s upscale executive conference room into a high-performance center for important company communications. Featuring a Fortune 500 look, new distributed architecture, and best-in-class audio, the sophisticated microphone system brings installation flexibility, incredible audio integrity, and contemporary design to the financial institution’s revamped conferencing environment. more

NEXO GEO M620 Line Array Makes InfoComm 2014 Debut

LAS VEGAS—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will preview the new NEXO GEO M6 compact loudspeaker series at InfoComm 2014. A very versatile, arrayable, cabinet design that represents renowned NEXO product design, flexibility, high SPL output, and exceptional sonic clarity for speech and music sound reinforcement.

In its design, the GEO M6 extends beyond NEXO’s tradition of live music applications toward the corporate AV sector and a wide range of fixed installation opportunities where speech reinforcement is the primary requirement. Target markets include theatre, conference facilities and auditoriums, exhibition halls, multi-purpose rooms, airports, shopping malls, entertainment parks, and houses of worship. The GEO M6 Series is comprised of the GEO M620 arrayable cabinet and the GEO M6B bass extension.

The GEO M620 is a full-range unit for stand-alone, curved array or line array applications. Extremely compact in size (and lightweight (less than 22 lbs.), the GEO M620 uses a NEXO-designed long-excursion high-efficiency 6.5” LF driver and 1×1″ throat driver on a BEA/FEA optimized HR Wavesource, to deliver a frequency response of 80 Hz – 19 kHz ±3dB, with nominal peak SPL of 127dB. HF dispersion is 80° or 120° horizontal, with 20° vertical coverage, 0° to 20° splay when arrayed. Using NEXO’s HRW patented waveguide for optimum HF coupling the M620 performs in a variety of configurations, facilitated by a fully-integrated 3-point rigging system.

“The GEO M6 Series will be beneficial for sound company rental inventory and extremely adaptable for various situations,” states Marc Lopez, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. The product design offers maximum potential for sound reinforcement installations for many applications.”

The GEO M6B is a low and mid-frequency extension box for applications that demand more powerful reinforcement, such as live music. With one 6.5″ 8-ohm long-excursion driver, the M6B weighs just under 17 lbs. and shares the same physical footprint as the M620, allowing the cabinets to be arrayed together in the same column. Featuring a flare-shaped port tube to increase low frequency efficiency and linearity at high power, the M6B offers a usable range @-6dB of 70Hz – 1kHz.

Made out of a light-weight polyurethane composite, the GEO M6 cabinets are available to order in any color designation. Highly cost-effective amplification is via NEXO’s NXAMP4x1 TDcontroller; with three cabinets per channel; i.e. a 12-cabinet system can be powered by just one amplifier and controlled over a Dante or Ethersound network.

GEO M620 loudspeakers can be used as single or in pairs, in curved arrays of three, in line arrays up to 12 cabinets long, depending on application and enabled by a range of simple accessories that allow flying, wall-mounting, pole-mounting and ground-stacking, pairing with any of NEXO’s wide range of sub-bass cabinets to create a highly portable SR solution. GEO M6B bass extensions can be deployed inside a M620 line array, allowing the user to increase line array length for improved directivity control and output in the low-mid frequency range.

For more information on the NEXO GEO 620 line array, check out the hourly demos in the Shimmer Cabaret at the LVH Hotel during InfoComm 2014, visit Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. at booth #C10716, or on the web at www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

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DPA Microphones is Newest Member of the Jersey Boys Big-Screen Quartet

Company’s d:vote™ 4099 and d:screet™ 4061 played a key role in the audio quality for Clint Eastwood’s Film Adaptation of the Broadway production

LOS ANGELES, JUNE 17, 2014 – When production started on the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, set to hit the big screen this Friday, June 20, crew members knew they would need to capture all audio, music and vocals live without any pre-recordings. As instrument miking was not available during the 1950s to 1970s era of the film, the production team also needed to conceal the musicians’ mics on set. To address these unique challenges, they turned to DPA Microphones.

Tim Boot, production music mixer for Jersey Boys, relied primarily on DPA’s d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones and d:screet™ 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones to capture the live instruments on set. Easy to conceal during filming, these mics provided a very natural sound quality and proved to be the perfect complement to the era of the film. Further keeping with the film’s theme, the crew used vintage instruments, such as Fender guitars and Ludwig drums, to maintain a classic sound, while the mics allowed them to record discreetly.

“You always have to be prepared when you have live music on set,” says Boot. “DPA was my hero when it came to miking the drums. I couldn’t use prop mics, so I bought myself a kit of DPA d:vote 4099 and d:screet 4061 mics. Depending on the setup, we buried five to 12 microphones on the drum kit. You don’t see the mics on camera, but each element of the kit was individually miked, just as you would do in the studio.”

Boot achieved the studio-recording results by placing the d:screet 4061 under the cymbals and in other areas that were more challenging to conceal. He relied on the d:vote for the snare and kick drums. “When you’re looking to hide a microphone, you need a lot of options,” he continues. “The d:vote’s ability to handle the kick and snare drums is absolutely amazing. It has no distortion and is very natural. The type of sound we were looking for is not a produced rock sound; it’s a natural sound. We were trying to capture the sound of the instrument, not over-produce it. The d:vote achieves that.”

In one of the film’s biggest musical numbers, featuring Frankie Valli (played by John Lloyd Young) and The Four Seasons, the audio crew faced their biggest miking challenge. The performance employed a live guitar, bass, drums and a keyboard, accompanied by a big band of five saxophones, trumpets and trombones, an acrylic drum set, a grand piano and an upright bass, which were revealed behind the curtain on stage where the group was performing.

“The whole reveal was done live and everybody was miked,” continues Boot. “If you look at performances from the 1970s, there were only a few mics on stage and they were usually for the vocalists. It’s only been in the last 20 years or so that we’ve been able to mic everything individually. This production was such a stickler for accuracy that we couldn’t violate that.”

To achieve the big stage number, Boot placed a d:screet 4061 on the stand of every sax, trombone and reed instrument. The drum set, which for this scene had a transparent body, posed an even bigger challenge for masking the mics, which again included a combination of d:votes and d:screets. The scene was recorded with a total of 47 inputs, each of which was concealed.

“We pushed the limits of hiding the mics,” explains Boot. “It just goes back to the d:vote and d:screet being such tiny mics with even tinier capsules and just being so amazingly musical sounding. You just don’t get that with other brands. No one else can do it. I’ve used DPA for years and I think the d:screet 4061 is especially the most musical lavalier microphone ever made. I think it’s the only lav mic I would ever feel comfortable putting on an instrument to get a musical sound. It was a no-brainer to put it on the musical instruments that required masked microphones.”

In addition to using the d:screets for the main band members during the big band number, Boot also relied on the mics to complement the flute for that scene. “We had a flautist playing live and, even though it looked liked it was miked through a vocal mic, we used the d:screet, which made it much more musical.”

In addition to Boot, production sound mixer Walt Martin and music playback mixer Mark Agostino played vital roles in the audio production of the film. “Between the three of us, we created this totally new way of doing music,” says Boot. “It was amazing to be on the set of Jersey Boys, because even great session players perform a little bit differently every time. Even though the guitarist may have been off camera at times, it felt as if he was right there. They were all in the space playing together, and that’s the way this music was recorded back in the 1950s, so it was really cool.”

Tim Boot has recorded and edited music for film for over 20 years. Additionally, he has recorded and mixed live music in some of the world’s greatest venues with world-renowned artists. He also operates a consulting firm at which he designs high-end audio and video systems for performing arts venues around the world.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, Jersey Boys is based on the true-life story of The Four Seasons, comprised of Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young), Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen), Tommy DeVito (Vincent Piazza) and Nick Massi (Michael Lomenda). The group rose to fame in the 1960s, known for hit songs including “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man.” Young previously earned a Tony Award for his depiction of Valli on Broadway. Christopher Walken also stars in the film as Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo, a mobster and friend of Frank Sinatra, who played a big role in helping The Four Seasons achieve fame.

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 always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is 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.

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