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Studer Vista 5 Console Provides Surround Sound For Fela! At the National

When the Broadway blockbuster Fela! transferred to London’s National Theatre on the South Bank this month, Tony Award-winning sound designer Robert Kaplowitz took advantage of the auditorium’s vastly different form to rework his original soundscape, with a Studer Vista 5 digital console at the control centre.

Portraying the life of Nigerian political activist and musician Fela Kuti had required the audience to be immersed in a soundfield as part of the adventurous production–but at the National he decided to go a step further.

The opportunity came when the National’s Sound Operations Manager, Borneo Brown, and assistants, Matt Berry and Ed Ferguson, requisitioned a 42-fader, custom-configured Studer Vista 5 digital console for the production.

“I had hoped to have used this desk for the Broadway production–but for various reasons it didn’t happen,? said Kaplowitz. Of the advanced feature set offered by the Vista 5, the highlight–as far as more

Hollywood Outdoor Movies Provides Complete Entertainment With JBL VRX Constant Curvature Line Arrays

Providing the greater Los Angeles area with a unique twist on the late night movie, Hollywood Outdoor Movies (HOM) relies on JBL VRX loudspeakers to entertain thousands by displaying feature films on a giant portable outdoor movie screen. With audiences ranging in size from 1,300 to 2,500 people, HOM owner John J. Snyder’s VRX system is using his JBL VRX system to deliver high-impact sound for movie exhibitions throughout southern California.

From Exposition Park and La Cienega Park, to the Fashion Institute of Design and an area of Los Angeles known as “The Cornfields,? HOM arranges day-long events for families that include live music, games, food, costume contests and of course, a feature film on screens up to 100 feet wide.

“We focus on making each screening a large, family-friendly event, rather than just showing a movie for an hour and a half,? stated Snyder. “We try more

Soundcraft Si3 for Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

When Northern Light won the competitive to tender to provide the advanced technical infrastructure for the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury, UK, the company set out to design a fully integrated system that was both versatile and reconfigurable, which included a Soundcraft Si3 digital mixing console.

Working to a specification devised by Carr & Angier Theatre Consultants, the integration company designed a production infrastructure that would enable the client, Aylesbury Vale District Council, to decommission its old Civic Hall in favor of this superb new multi-cultural arts centre, and kick start the new development in the town centre.

With three audience tiers (including fixed-seating balcony and upper balcony levels) and optional ground floor seating wagons—enabling the 1,200-seat auditorium to convert into a larger 1800-capacity standing space—evenly-dispersed sound to every seat was of paramount importance.
While Northern Light project manager Simon Cooper was convinced the theatre should go digital in more

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Producer Steve Levine Mixes Patch William On JBL LSR6300 Studio Monitors At British Grove Studios

Harman Automotive produced a special event showcasing Harman’s heritage as a supplier of leading-edge audio equipment used in world-class audio production facilities. To demonstrate this, GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Steve Levine recorded young band Patch William at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios in London, employing leading-edge equipment from Harman Professional. Using JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors, Lexicon PCM96 Surround effects processor and a range of AKG microphones, Levine recorded an original track in 5.1 surround format and played the mixed track for guests in a Range Rover equipped with a stunning Harman Kardon Logic 7 HD system.

Levine is famous for producing all of Culture Club’s greatest hits and albums by The Clash, The Beach Boys, Motorhead, Ziggy Marley, Gary Moore and China Crisis. In addition, Levine is currently the chair of the Music Producer’s Guild.

Working with Patch William, Levine produced a 5.1 mix using JBL LSR6300 more

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AKG Delivers Full Line Of Microphones to Dweezil Zappa, Building Upon Performances And Preserving Frank Zappa’s Legacy

Following in his father’s footsteps, Dweezil Zappa is a proud user of the full line of AKG professional microphones. Ensuring Frank Zappa’s AKG endorsement lives on, AKG presented Dweezil with the Austrian-engineered mics so he may continue providing his fans with quality sound on tour and in the studio, whether playing the elder Zappa’s hits or introducing his latest single to fans.

Kicking off Dweezil’s two-month international summer tour, the AKG mics replaced the majority of Zappa’s full arsenal of vocal and instrument microphones. AKG presented Dweezil and his front of house engineer with eight AKG D 40 Dynamic Instrument Microphones, two C 451 B’s, five C 518 M clip-on percussion mics, four C 214’s, four C 414 condensers, two C 4000 B’s, two C 519 ML miniature condensers and nine D5 and D7 dynamic handheld mics.

“Mechanically, the AKG’s are absolutely, phenomenally brilliant,? stated Glynn Wood, FOH more

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Maryland Sound Deploys JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays For Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, John Legend and More At Political Comedy Rally at Washington D.C.’s National Mall

Leading audio systems provider Maryland Sound (MSI) deployed an extensive JBL VERTEC® line array system for the recent “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.? Co-hosted by Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report, the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear? took place at the National Mall in Washington D.C. Designed as a satirical comedic response to prior rallies that have been built around some of the political spectrum’s more extreme causes, the rally’s stated purpose was to provide a voice to the “reasonable majority? of U.S. citizens who are often not accurately represented in the media or in politics. The turnout was overwhelming, with CBS News estimating an attendance of 215,000 people for the 3-hour event.

In addition to a variety of comedy segments involving Stewart, Colbert and The Daily Show correspondents, the Rally featured musical performances by Jeff Tweedy and more

Studer’s Vista 8 Console Is Installed at Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Nashville Production Facility

The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is the world’s largest religious network and America’s most-watched faith channel, reaching 104 million households worldwide. Recently, the Trinity Broadcasting Network revamped its Nashville production facility from standard-broadcast analog to high-definition digital, and selected a Studer Vista 8 console as a key component of its upgrade. In addition to the Vista 8, TBN has outfitted seven control and edit rooms in its Nashville facility with JBL LSR4300 Series studio monitors.

Russell Hall, TBN Nashville’s Station Manager, explained TBN’s reasons for choosing the Studer Vista 8: “We’re a global broadcaster, the sixth-largest broadcaster in the world. We produce a wide range of content including Christian educational, worship, variety, music, entertainment, children’s and even sitcom programming. We recognized that our existing 16-year-old analog broadcast facility could no longer meet our growing requirements, and upgrading it involved nothing less than a complete overhaul. Basically, we gutted everything more

Soundcraft and Studer Provide Wealth of Educational Resources With New U.S. Websites

Soundcraft and Studer today announced that the brands have launched new U.S. websites, usa.soundcraft.com and usa.studer.ch, dedicated to serving the needs of the U.S. market.

In addition to product information for the complete range of products, the websites provide an expanded range of videos, white papers, user guides and many additional resources. The websites also provide an opportunity for visitors to locate local dealers, find out information about hand-on training in their region and to access regional product support.

“Along with comprehensive product information and specifications, our new websites offer a wealth of educational and technical material,? noted Katy Templeman-Holmes, Senior Manager for Sales and Marketing, Soundcraft Studer. “Such tools, including the now widely distributed ‘Soundcraft Guide to Mixing’ DVD, have been available internationally but now we can provide our U.S. customers and interested parties with local resources and support tailored precisely to their needs and domestic events.? more

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The New Soundcraft Si Compact Digital Live Sound Mixer. Powerful. Intuitive. Flexible. Affordable.

Positioned as the digital mixing solution for all sizes of sound company or user, the new Soundcraft Si Compact Series is a power-packed range of digital consoles that brings all the experience of Soundcraft’s digital mixing platforms to a very affordable price level for tour sound, corporate event, house of worship and theatre applications, amongst others.

With full DSP functionality built-in to a small-footprint chassis, the Si Compact provides up to 40 inputs to mix in 3 frame sizes, the smallest of which is also rack-mountable. Motorized faders with patented Soundcraft FaderGlow™ operate on two layers, but the main difference from similarly priced mixers is the provision of a full encoder set for all the functions on a channel, from input gain through EQ and dynamics to bus controls.

Drawing on its bigger brothers; Soundcraft’s acclaimed Si Series, the new Si Compact packs powerful digital mixing facilities along more

Studer Vista Series Digital Consoles Are the Favorite of Top Talk Show Engineers

Studer’s Vista 9 and Vista 8 Series digital mixing consoles have quickly become a favorite of broadcast engineers, thanks to features like their easy to use Vistonics™ touchscreen interfaces, fast, flexible operation that’s ideally suited to a live TV environment, and pristine sound quality. Currently, Vista 9 and Vista 8 Series consoles are being used on “Dr. Phil,? “NFL on FOX,? “The Martha Stewart Show,? “The Wendy Williams Show? and many other popular shows, and will be in the studio for “Conan,? the upcoming Conan O’Brien Show on TBS.

All Mobile Video is the country’s premier provider of end-to-end video and audio broadcast solutions for entertainment, sports, and news programming and events. They provide a complete range of on-site and mobile services, with the ability to handle any broadcast production requirement from daily TV broadcasts to major sporting events. Currently, All Mobile Video is using Studer Vista 8 consoles more

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