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Kaleidoscope Productions Executes Live Concerts and Social Event With HARMAN Professional at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado — For the first time in 15 years, the Alpine World Ski Championships will take place in the USA. But the skiing is only the beginning of the fun slated for Beaver Creek, Colorado from February 2-15. For two weeks, the Denver-based and family-owned Kaleidoscope Productions is providing a full-service, concierge-grade AV production using HARMAN Professional equipment in conjunction with Beaver Creek Resort Company and the Alpine World Ski Championships, which represents the largest collection of ski racing talent in the world.

HARMAN made it possible for Kaleidoscope Productions to fulfill its mission to use the best equipment the industry has to offer. Founded by husband and wife Stephen and Carrie Ridgeway, Kaleidoscope has more than 20 years of production experience. It has grown considerably in the past few years into a full service sound, lighting, and video production company.

At the center of the social extravaganza is the well-known Beaver Creek ice skating rink, which will be transformed into a lively indoor beer garden. The stage will host live music and DJs using the best quality audio products provided by HARMAN. “See and hear the difference. That is the promise we make to our clients and HARMAN equipment helps us deliver,” said Carrie Ridgeway. “Deploying JBL VRX loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers, and a Soundcraft SI Performer 3 allows us to provide the highest quality audio with the high-end aesthetic our clients have to come expect.”

Kaleidoscope is providing all necessary equipment and delivering entertainment at an affordable cost to the venue. Working with a qualified vendor such as Kaleidoscope Productions allows resort businesses to have access to high-quality equipment, production and event execution that would be almost impossible if coordinated with their own resources.

The heated tent is open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with live broadcasting of all of the races throughout the day. Following the day’s events the tent will transform into Club InterX, the after-race DJ dance party.

The equipment being used for the event includes the JBL VRX 932-LA-1 loudspeakers and VRX918 subwoofers, JBL STX812 and PRX612 loudspeakers, powered with Crown I-Tech 6000 and I-Tech 4000 amplifiers. The audio and lighting control will be executed with the Soundcraft SI Performer 3 which features 32 local recallable mic pre amps and eight stereo inputs. The Visi App and Powered by Crown App will insure the equipment runs smoothly and cohesively.

For more information on Kaleidoscope Productions, please visit http://www.kaleidoscope-co.com or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KaleidoscopeProductions

For more information on The Alpine World Ski Championships, please visit http://vailbeavercreek2015.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.
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ATK Audiotek Provides Championship Sound at Super Bowl XLIX with HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Array Loudspeakers

1/29/2015 - Superbowl CentralGLENDALE, Arizona – In one of the most exciting Super Bowls in history, ATK Audiotek once again provided sound reinforcement for Super Bowl XLIX, which took place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. ATK Audiotek deployed its custom-designed, cart-based audio system, equipped with HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line array loudspeakers, for the game’s halftime show and pregame performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful.”

Super Bowl XLIX was broadcast by NBC and was seen by an average of 114.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched program in American television history. The halftime show featured pop star Katy Perry, while Idina Menzel performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” and John Legend performed “America the Beautiful.”

For the event, ATK Audiotek provided 18 carts, each loaded with four VERTEC large-format line array loudspeakers and two VERTEC dual 18” subwoofers.

“We rely on JBL for the Super Bowl because it is a tried-and-true solution,” noted Kirk Powell, Engineer in Charge for ATK Audiotek. “VERTEC provides very predictable results even when we are in challenging environments and [FOH engineer] Pat Baltzell is comfortable with the system.”

Because of the inclement weather in Glendale in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, the roof on the University of Phoenix Stadium remained closed, which made rehearsals a challenge since the roof on game day was open, leading to different acoustical conditions. At the end of the day, the reliability of the VERTEC loudspeakers enabled ATK Audiotek to provide an unforgettable experience for the crowd of more than 70,000.

“For a decade and a half, ATK has relied on JBL VERTEC to power the Super Bowl, and once again the system performed as expected and sounded great,” Powell concluded.

For more information on ATK Audiotek, please visit www.atkaudiotek.com

Photo Credit: Super Bowl 50 Host Committee

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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The Czech Republic’s Sound of Innovation Adopts HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi3000 Digital Live Sound Console

Scraft_SoundofInnovationPRAGUE, Czech Republic – Sound of Innovation lives up to its name as one of the Czech Republic’s premier live sound contractors, having provided audio systems to some of the country’s biggest events, artists and corporate clients for almost 25 years. In addition, Sound of Innovation offers complete sound production and consultation services for studio and live recording and television and radio broadcasters. The company is now better equipped than ever to serve its clients with its recent purchase of a HARMAN Soundcraft Vi3000 digital live sound console.

“Since we were founded in 1990 we have been fond of Soundcraft mixing consoles for their exceptional sound quality, going all the way back to the Spirit LX7 and we still find the MH3 to be a dependable workhorse,” said Frantisek Petrik, Sound of Innovation’s owner. “In 2011 we purchased the Vi1, which we found to be a huge step up thanks to its intuitive user interface and ease of operation.”

When the time came to make the move to a larger-format console Petrik didn’t hesitate to get the new Vi3000. Sound of Innovation purchased the Vi3000 from Czech HARMAN Professional distributor Audio Master CZ. “Audio Master CZ has always been very supportive to us and provided exceptional customer service,” he noted. “In fact, over time they have become our sole technology supplier.”

“The advances in technology and internal sound processing are even more apparent in the Vi3000,” Petrik noted. “There are many major as well as incremental improvements. We are totally excited about the sound quality and the ability to manipulate every parameter, while the clear layout of the interface makes the console even more ‘comfortable’ to operate.” Petrik finds the console’s Dante compatibility to be a major advantage, and appreciates the fact that the Vi3000 is relatively lightweight and fits inside a single transport case—especially during those all-too-frequent hectic load-ins and load-outs.

Like many pros that have spent time as a front of house mixer, Petrik considers sound quality to be the most important part of a console’s performance. “Although we are old-school analog fans we are aware of the amazing advancements in digital technology,” he said. “We have always considered the quality of a console’s preamps as the foundation of live sound mixing. We can assure any live sound people who still might be hesitant about entering the world of digital audio that the Vi3000 is going to blow their minds.”

The Soundcraft Vi3000 offers a host of high-end features including a new ergonomic design, 96 channels to mix, new internal SpiderCore 40-bit floating point DSP, Dante ‘built-in’ and much more. The Soundcraft Vi3000 features a control surface with four Vistonics II™ 3-D touchscreen interfaces, making it the only console in its class that can be used by two engineers at the same time. The Vi3000 provides extensive connectivity and routing options and offers a host of built-in dbx compression and Lexicon reverb/delays and effects.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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Beijing Poly Theatre Equips International Artistic Venue With HARMAN Professional

HARMAN_PolyTheatreBEIJING, China – Hosting domestic and international artistic events since 1991, the Beijing Poly Theatre is one of the main Chinese hubs for cultural arts exchange. Promoting everything from Russian ballets to Singapore Orchestras, it is designed to bring audiences the most refined art performances from around the world. During its most recent upgrade, local HARMAN distributor ACE supplied a new audio system for the auditorium that features HARMAN’s Soundcraft consoles, Crown amplifiers and BSS signal processors.

The auditorium seats 1,428 people and features world-class audiovisual equipment to cater to the various needs of different international acts. ACE provided an audio system that is perfect for operas, symphonic concerts, ballets, musicals and many other productions.

Soundcraft Vi6 and Vi4 digital mixing consoles were installed in the control room, where they share a Stagebox so the signals can be routed into both consoles. The Vi6 is the main console used for front of house. The Vi4 is used as a backup console, but can also be configured for monitors.

“The two Soundcraft consoles form a complete mixing system that is extremely versatile,” said Lina Han, Vice President of Engineering at ACE. “They have added a huge amount of digital mixing capacity to the control room, and by just switching a few cables around, they can be configured for any purpose.”

The system is powered with Crown Macro-Tech i Series amplifiers and supported with BSS BLU-160 signal processors, which offer configurable signal processing at a high bandwidth.

“By converting the existing analog infrastructure into newer digital systems, we have transformed the control room of the theater,” said Han. “The biggest challenge for this project is that we only had 15 business days until completion, which meant that we pre-configured all the equipment in-house. The customer was very satisfied, as we provided reliable maintenance and support during the integration process.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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Hitachi CP-TW2503 Interactive Projectors Bring Excitement to Nauset Public Schools

Hitachi NausetNauset, Massachusetts, February 6, 2015 – Looking to keep up with rapidly evolving educational technology, Nauset Public Schools in Nauset, Massachusetts chose Hitachi CP-TW2503 interactive projectors to bridge the gap from old to new. With the installation of the Hitachi interactive projectors, the children at the Nauset Public Schools have become far more engaged and excited about learning.

Nauset Public Schools is comprised of five school districts. There are seven schools in all: a high school, middle school, and five elementary schools. The total student population is 2,500 with a faculty of 315. Nauset High School is ranked as one of the top 100 schools in the country.

“During the last three years we have made a tremendous push to update our technology,” explained Barbara Lavoine, Director of Technology for Nauset Public Schools. “We wanted to make sure our students were technologically prepared beyond K12 and that they were ‘21st century’ students.”

A variety of interactive projectors and whiteboards have been installed in the Nauset Public Schools over the past three years. More than 50 Hitachi CP-TW2503 interactive projectors were installed in the summer of 2014.

Student feedback on the new technology has been very positive. “The kids love it. They are always excited to use the interactive projectors,” explained Mrs. Lavoine. “In fact, we have found that the students often want to keep using the interactive projectors over playing outside.”

The teachers have also had a positive response to the interactive projectors. “The faculty continually asks, ‘When can I get an interactive projector?’ We have been working hard and most of our schools are pretty well-equipped with this technology,” Mrs. Lavoine concluded.

For more information on Nauset Public Schools, visit http://nausetschools.org

For more information on Hitachi projectors, visit www.hitachi-america.us/projectors

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Hitachi America, Ltd. headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, particle beam therapy technologies, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

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Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, health care and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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HARMAN’s Martin Professional Lighting Fixtures Are Crucial Design Elements, Enhance Creative Process for Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once” Tour

Martin_Kylie2LONDON – Australian pop sensation Kylie Minogue recently completed the first leg of her Kiss Me Once tour, which included stops throughout Europe. The second leg of the tour begins in March 2015 with five shows in Kylie’s native Australia. Following the successful tour of Europe, Lighting Designer Rob Sinclair and Lighting Director Louisa Smurthwaite provided insight into the creative processes behind the tour’s extensive lighting design, which prominently featured fixtures from HARMAN’s Martin Professional

Very early in the process, even before the new music was available, Sinclair had a meeting with Creative Director William Baker and Set Designer Alan Macdonald, during which it was decided that ‘precise geometry’ and ‘Bauhaus aesthetics’ were to be the key themes for the set design, inspired by the lines of the set and the early costume ideas. Baker then created a very detailed and instructive style guideline for each section of the show. For Sinclair, this was extremely useful to begin the process of designing the lights. About a month before rehearsals, the music arrived and Sinclair began working on the lighting design, creating a series of detailed notes.

Sinclair sent his notes and instructions to Smurthwaite who patched it up and set up the consoles. By now it was time for band rehearsals and Sinclair and Smurthwaite spent two weeks in a small, badly ventilated room to pre-visualize the preliminary design in action and to make adjustments where necessary. Next came ten days of strenuous production rehearsals, during which the duo learned that nothing from the pre-visualization worked. Consequently, the design had to be changed an additional two or three times to ensure all the details were correct as well as incorporate feedback from Baker and Kylie.

“Nothing from pre-visualization ever works,” says Sinclair “It’s useful to have a start but the transfer from screen to reality is always jarring. Baker and Kylie had some great notes about color and pace and we produced pages of our own. We both have a great eye for detail and had long discussions about the timings of single cues.”

Sinclair and Smurthwaite’s final design included 12 Martin MAC Auras and 120 Martin MAC Viper AirFXs, which made up the majority of the rig. According to Sinclair, the lighting design was precise and meticulously detailed.

“We chose them [the Auras and AirFXs] particularly for their brightness,” says Sinclair “We needed a hard-edged fixture that would be visible against a video wall and needed to be seen in the air more than on stage. I did a shoot-out in Vegas and the AirFX was the clear winner.”

Working with this large amount of fixtures was a great challenge for this creative duo as it pushed them to develop designs that were more than just ‘here come the spots or the washes’. “Having the purity of one type of light source really captured our imaginations,” says Smurthwaite “It allowed us to create a clever and classy lighting design – it wasn’t obvious and I really like that.”

Talking about the lighting design for a particular song, ‘Kiss Me Once,’ Smurthwaite said they were trying to create an intimate experience for the audience by going from warm, soft looks to bold lasers to a petal drop. “The lights, the effects and the laser paired flawlessly with both the music and Kylie’s stage presence, and the audience got sucked in,” says Smurthwaite.

“Musically, I really enjoy the composition,” says Smurthwaite. “The costumes took a life of their own, the dancers looked incredible and it’s where Kylie appeared so close to the audience on the B stage after an onslaught of laser mapping, video content, lighting and dancers. It’s a special moment.”

Ultimately, both Sinclair and Smurthwaite look back on the first part of the tour as a great success. “It was long and at times painful,” says Sinclair. “The drawing of plots and arguing about budgets took most of the summer. I’m not sure that either of us were making sense after so long without sleep but I’m very, very proud of what we achieved.”

While Kylie Minogue prepares for the Australian tour, Sinclair is on tour with Queen and Adam Lambert where he also decided to build an entire rig around the MAC Vipers. Sinclair will be present for rehearsals for Kylie’s Australian tour and Smurthwaite will be running the shows.

Sinclair trained as an electrician. He started sweeping floors at Vari-Lite and gradually worked his way up fixing lights in the shop, then fixing them on the road, operating other people’s lighting design, then designing his own. He is a new member of Kylie’s team and also designs lighting for Queen, Peter Gabriel, Adele, Pet Shop Boys, Miley Cyrus, Vampire Weekend and several others. He feels privileged and proud to be making a living doing something he loves so much.

Smurthwaite started in the theatre and corporate events industry but left to try working with other technologies for a design multi-media company. She did projection mapping and guerilla marketing with digital equipment and interactive environments. Here, she got mesmerized by lasers and programmed and designed shows for music tours, where she turned up on Pulp in 2011 and met Sinclair. Smurthwaite came along with Sinclair to join the Kylie tour. Since then she has had the pleasure of working with him on Pulp, Bloc Party, Birdy and Goldfrapp.

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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: www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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Recorded at St. Louis Symphony on a HARMAN Studer Vista 5 Console, John Adams’ City Noir Earns GRAMMY® Nomination for Best Engineered Album, Classical

Studer_StLouisSymphonyST. LOUIS, Missouri – St. Louis Symphony’s recent investment in a HARMAN Studer Vista 5 digital console has paid immediate dividends in many ways, the most recent being the nomination of a 2015 GRAMMY® Award for classical artist John Adams’ album, City Noir. Nominated for Best Engineered Album, Classical, as well as a nomination for Best Orchestral Performance, City Noir was recorded at the St. Louis Symphony, engineered by Richard King and released on Nonesuch Records.

Described by John Adams as “jazz-inflected symphonic music”, City Noir is a 35-minute, 3-movement work featuring solos for alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, horn, viola and double bass. The GRAMMY-nominated City Noir album was recorded over two performances in February 2013 and was released through Nonesuch Records in May 2013.

Since acquiring the Vista 5, the St. Louis Symphony has used the console to record all of its Saturday performances in 96k, including John Adams’ symphonic works, along with live radio broadcasts on Saturday nights via St. Louis Public Radio 90.7-KWMU. The Vista 5 is the heart of the Saturday broadcasts and recording, taking multiple streams and splitting the mixes to a multi-track, 2-track hi-res feed and then also to the mix for radio.

Paul Hennerich, lead engineer for the St. Louis Symphony and owner of the Pan-Galactic Company, found the Vista 5 to be the most versatile and efficient console for the Symphony’s needs. “For our recordings with Nonesuch, the Vista 5 was one of the few consoles that had the ability to do high-resolution recordings that we needed to track,” Hennerich said last October. “And, of course, the sound quality is phenomenal, so the console hit all the requirements we had.”

In addition, the Vista 5’s EQ capabilities also sold the St. Louis Symphony on the console. “With classical music, you need a phase-accurate EQ to really bring out the subtleties of the orchestral performances,” Hennerich noted. “We also have the Vista FX feature with the built-in Lexicon effects. Having the ability to adjust multiple reverb sends at the same time makes the workflow that much faster. Also, being able to have two engineers work on their own control surface has been a nice feature.”

For more information on the St. Louis Symphony, please visit www.stlsymphony.org

For more information on the Pan Galactic Company, please visit www.pangalacticrecording.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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HARMAN’s Martin Professional VC-Grid and VC-Strip LED Video Family Now Shipping in Additional Pixel Pitches

Martin_VC GridsAARHUS, Denmark — HARMAN’s Martin Professional today announced the VC-Grid and VC-Strip LED Video family is now shipping in 15, 30, and 60 mm pixel pitches. Ideal for architectural installations, stage design, and television set elements, Martin’s VC family ensures design freedom for lighting designers and integrators on any creative LED Video project.

Martin’s VC-Grid is a compact and powerful LED video panel that offers individually controllable pixels in RGB and cool, medium and warm white colors. The VC-Grid can be controlled via DMX or Martin’s awarding-winning P3 protocol that provides high-quality image processing that eliminates the need for DMX pixelmapping, loose power supplies, and cabling. A hybrid power/data cabling systems also allows multiple VC-Grids to be easily daisy-chained for more creative designs.

“I’m really excited how these products make working with Creative LED video and LED video integration much easier than ever before,” said Wouter Verlinden, Product Manager for LED Video, Martin Professional. “The flexibility and ease of use are enabling people to be more creative in their designs.”

The VC-Strip is a narrow and extremely flexible LED video strip that can be cut to any required length directly on-site. The strips are fed power and data via Martin Professional’s P3 PowerPort 1500 and can be controlled by Martin’s P3 System Controller family. The VC-Strip is also fitted with color temperature control, color target control and gamma curve control and is guaranteed to perform at the same frame rate as the video source. Additionally, the VC-Strip is fully compatible with Martin’s VC-Grid panel for more innovative and creative LED video designs.

With the new 15, 30, and 60 pixel pitch options designers are afforded an unprecedented versatility that ensures the VC-Grid and VC-Strip LED Video family can satisfy even the most demanding elements of a design.

For more information on Martin’s Creative LED Video solutions, please visit: http://martin.com/en-US/Product-Details/LED-Video/Creative-LED-Video

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 premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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The Recording Academy® Relies On HARMAN JBL Professional Studio Reference Monitors for GRAMMY® Awards Listening Sessions

JBL_7SeriesNORTHRIDGE, California – As the organization behind the GRAMMY® Awards, The Recording Academy® has been dedicated to honoring achievements in the recording arts for more than 50 years. In preparation for the upcoming 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards ceremonies, the Academy equipped its listening rooms with HARMAN’s JBL Professional 3 Series and new 7 Series studio monitors, for critical listening in the 2015 GRAMMY Awards screening sessions.

The monitors were used for a diverse range of material, from rock to classical to jazz to movie soundtracks, all situations requiring timbral accuracy, wide dynamic range and detailed imaging. The loudspeakers had to be pleasant to listen to for long periods of time, without inducing listener fatigue. An innovative acoustic technology originally developed for use in JBL’s flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor, the Image Control waveguide is responsible for the 3 and 7 Series detailed imaging, and neutral in-room response, allowing an accurate presentation to be experienced by all listeners in the room. “The Image Control Waveguide plays a big part in ensuring accuracy and an engaging listening experience in a broad range of environments,” said Peter Chaikin, JBL Professional Sr. Manager, Recording And Broadcast Marketing.

Configuring a playback system for surround sound sessions in a 55-foot by 29-foot conference room is particularly challenging. For this session, seven of JBL’s new 708i Master Reference Monitors were arranged in a 7.1 configuration, powered by a single Crown DCi 8300 amplifier and individually tuned to the room using HARMAN’s BSS Soundweb London BLU800 processor. With the 708i’s broad-range response from 36 kHz to 34 Hz, no bass management was employed. Two 12-inch LSR6312SP Powered Studio Subwoofers were used to reproduce the LFE Low Frequency Effects Channel. JBL Synthesis SDP45 surround sound processor was used to monitor material submitted in Blu-Ray, DVD, and SACD high-resolution multichannel formats.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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HARMAN Martin Professional’s MAC Quantum Profiles Add a Touch of Art Deco to Alfie Boe Shows

Martin_Alfie BoeBLACKBURN, UK – Tenor Alfie Boe’s career has only gained strong momentum ever since he was famously discovered polishing cars at Blackpool’s TVR Factory at age 17. He recently undertook a major UK tour, where HARMAN Martin Professional’s newest MAC Quantum Profile fixtures proved that they are perfectly at home in live arena-sized productions.

Running from November 29 to December 13, 2014, the 11-show tour stopped at most of the UK’s major arenas. Lite Alternative supplied lighting, with the rig including five Martin Professional MAC Quantum profiles and 15 Mac Vipers.

“We were trying to create a 1930s club scene,” said John Ginley, Lite Alternative Project Manager and Alfie’s Lighting Designer. “Alfie wanted to keep it Art Deco, with lots of shadows and shapes in the light. We decided to use the MAC Quantum Profiles and MAC Vipers together because they are both very efficient for this.”

The Alfie Boe tour was the first time that Lite Alternative used the MAC Quantum Profiles.

“We invested in the MAC Quantum Profiles primarily for the corporate side of our business because, as a smaller and much lighter unit, they are ideal for that,” said Ginley. “But Mike Walker, UK Sales Manager let us get our hands on them early, so we thought we’d put them out on this tour and see how they performed against the bigger units. I was very happy with how the MAC Quantum Profiles were working alongside the MAC Vipers. They certainly hold their own next to the bigger units and pack a real punch.”

To Ginley and his team the compact size of the MAC Quantum Profile worked especially well on this tour because truck space was at a premium. Also, the MAC Quantum Profiles are easily rigged, which means time saved during load-ins. As the MAC Quantum Profile is Martin Professional’s newest lighting fixture, Ginley took a couple of spares on the tour – just in case. Ginley and his team were happy to learn that they weren’t needed after all.

“The Quantums were completely reliable,” said Ginley. “We had no problems and everybody was really happy with them. We know the guys at Martin are always there if required, but it’s a testament to the product that we didn’t need the support.”

Ginley was happy to be given a chance to take the MAC Quantum Profiles on tour and really get to know them before putting them to work on corporate events.

“Because of this, I can say that MAC Quantum Profiles will be used by us continuously over the next few years,” said Ginley.

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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: www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

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