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Houston Northwest Church Makes the Transition From Analog to Digital with Installation of Soundcraft® Si3 Console

Houston Northwest Church is one of the city’s major spiritual centers, a Baptist church that can host more than 2,000 congregants. Music is an integral part of their services, which combine a contemporary and traditional feel with music that can range from hymns and gospel to rock and country. To help support this wide variety of musical styles, Houston Northwest Church (HNW) recently installed a Soundcraft Si3 Digital Live Sound Console.

“We needed a new console because our old one was past the ten year mark and showing its age,? said Clint Collins, HNW media director. “It was a 48-channel console and I had every channel taken up with a need for more room to expand. With the old analog configuration I had to have three full racks of outboard EQs, compressors, limiters and other gear, and our patch bay was over 25 bays long. We were long overdue more

SLJ Field Soundcraft Vi1™ Digital Console For French President Sarkozy

Soundcraft digital desks have piloted the sound mix for many leading rock bands over the years, but in the last six months they have also reinforced the speech of two world leaders.

Following the use of Soundcraft consoles during the visit to the UK of Pope Benedict XVI last summer, a Vi1 was again on duty in the Chateauroux region of France on January 20, as French President Nicolas Sarkozy addressed more than 1,000 health workers in the gymnasium of the local hospital in Chatillon-sur-Indre.

The rental company called in to convert the gym into a full production space were Poitiers-based sound and lighting company, SLJ Sonorisation, Eclairage, Vidéo. They built a lighting structure which was rigged in the roof while the President’s staff constructed the stage itself.

FOH engineer, Benoit Lasjuilliarias, confirmed that the President always favours using local service operators where possible on his regional more

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Lab X Technologies Promotes Eldridge Mount To Vice President of Advanced Development

Following a record-breaking fiscal year for Lab X Technologies, the 15-year-old company continues to grow its business as a design resource for manufacturers of digitally networked solutions, with the promotion Eldridge Mount to the position of vice president of advanced development. The move enables Lab X to place greater emphasis on its research and development team to supply current and potential customers with the most advanced IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) technology on the market.

“Promoting Eldridge is another step in the positive organizational changes Lab X is undertaking to expand our reputation as the leader in the networked media connectivity industry,? said Lee Minich, president, Lab X Technologies. “Eldridge has played a vital role within the company, spearheading a large amount of our IP development for the better part of a decade and we look forward to combining his engineering experience with his eagerness to expand our more

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JBL LSR6300 Series Studio Monitors and VERTEC® Line Arrays Shine at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards

On a night full of surprises, JBL Professional loudspeakers were once again called upon at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards to ensure predictable, high-quality live sound and audio for television broadcast. Held at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13, the GRAMMY Awards were broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network. As it has for the past several years, ATK Audiotek of Valencia, California provided JBL VERTEC® line arrays for live sound reinforcement, while JBL LSR studio monitors were used in the critical listening room for the telecast.

The annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, known as Music’s Biggest Night®, is presented by The Recording Academy® to honor outstanding achievements in the production and performance of recorded music. This year’s awards were marked by a variety of elaborate stage productions bringing together some of the biggest names in music today, including Lady more

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ATK Audiotek Provides Superior Sound For Super Bowl XLV With JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

ATK Audiotek recently provided audio services for Super Bowl XLV, marking the 14th straight year the company has been involved in the country’s biggest sporting event. Once again, ATK Audiotek deployed its custom-designed cart system with JBL VERTEC® line arrays for the Halftime Show and Post-Game Show of the Super Bowl, held at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas on February 6, 2011. The carts were also used for Lea Michele’s rendition of “America the Beautiful? and Christina Aguilera’s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.?

This year’s Super Bowl, broadcast via FOX Sports, was the most watched in history, viewed by an estimated 111 million people in the United States alone. The Black-Eyed Peas starred in the Halftime Show, which also included guest appearances by guitarist Slash and R&B singer Usher. The Post-Game Show included the Lombardi Trophy presentation, awarded to this year’s NFL champion Green Bay Packers.

For Super more

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Loudness Sonorizacao Provides JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays For Rush Concert In Brazil

Loudness Sonorizacao of Sao Paulo, Brazil, one of Brazil’s leading concert audio suppliers, recently provided a large, multi-array JBL VERTEC® line array system for legendary rock band Rush at an outdoor show in Rio de Janeiro. The concert was part of Rush’s “Time Machine Tour? and was held at the Praca de Apoteose (Apotheosis Square) venue, famous as a staging site for Rio’s legendary Carnival.

Rush’s “Time Machine Tour? embarked in July 2010 and is expected to continue through the end of 2011. For the tour, Rush is playing its album Moving Pictures in its entirety for the first time ever. The concerts on the tour also include selections from Rush’s upcoming album, Clockwork Angels, while also featuring performances of Rush’s most popular songs, including “Tom Sawyer,? “Closer to the Heart? and “Limelight.?

The main PA system deployed for Rush by Loudness featured a total of 60 VERTEC more

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Hitachi’s New iPJ-AW250N Ultimate Interactive Projector Turns Any Surface Into An Electronic Whiteboard

The iPJ-AW250N Features Built-In Interactive Functionality Without the Need
for a Separate Interactive Whiteboard

Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group today introduced its iPJ-AW250N Interactive Projector. The iPJ-AW250N is Hitachi’s first-ever interactive projector and has all the functionality of a interactive whiteboard built into it, eliminating the need for additional hardware.

Hitachi delivered a new level of innovation to the education market when it introduced the Ultra Short Throw Projector series, which were developed for use with interactive whiteboards. With the introduction of the iPJ-AW250N, Hitachi raises the standard for performance by combining interactive whiteboard functionality with Hitachi’s industry-leading projector technology.

“Our iPJ-AW250N brings interactive projector technology to a far wider market than ever before,? said John Glad, product manager, Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group. “Thanks to the iPJ-AW250N, any suitable wall or surface can now be converted into an more

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JBL Offers MSC1 Controller In Mail-In Rebate For LSR2300 Series Studio Monitor Customers

JBL is offering a mail-in rebate program for its LSR2300 Series studio monitors through March 31, 2011. The program allows customers to take advantage of the affordability and professional performance of the LSR2300 Series monitors and the benefits of JBL’s versatile MSC1 Monitor System Controller.

Purchasers of either (1) a pair of JBL LSR2328P studio monitors, or (2) a pair of LSR2325P studio monitors with an LSR2310SP subwoofer, qualify to receive a JBL MSC1 Monitor System Controller free of charge—a $375.00 value.

The MSC1 controller allows music and post audio rooms to monitor a range of input sources, using two sets of speakers and a subwoofer. JBL’s ingenious RMC™ Room Mode Correction technology in the MSC1 tunes speakers for maximum accuracy in any room.

“While the MSC1 works with any speakers, the hot setup is the MSC1 connected to a pair of JBL LSR2300 Series studio monitors more

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Bassist Amanda Ruzza Finds Unique Sonic Uses for the Lexicon® LXP Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle

Amanda Ruzza’s open-minded musical approach led her to the Lexicon LXP Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle, used in an unconventional way – as a sonic enhancement to the sound of her 5-string and fretless electric basses. “After installing the LXP reverb plug-in on my computer and quickly dabbling with it to get an idea of what it could do, I immediately used it on some of my previously recorded bass tracks to get some really unique sounds,? Ruzza explained. “By exaggerating some of the levels of its virtual knobs to settings you might not normally use, I was able to create interesting synth-bass solo sounds.?

Born in São Paulo, Brazil to a Chilean mother who loved opera and an Italian father who loved rock and roll, Ruzza developed an eclectic musical ear at an early age. By age 13, she was already gigging regularly in Brazil, and in 2003 began more

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Lexicon® PCM96 Studio Standard Reverb/Effects Processor and PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle Win 2011 SOS Awards From Sound On Sound Magazine

Lexicon announced that it has received two 2011 SOS awards from Sound On Sound, the internationally renowned music recording technology magazine. The Lexicon PCM96 Studio Standard Reverb/Effects Processor won the award for Best Effects and Processing Hardware, and the Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle won the Best Software Plug-In Processing award. Both awards were presented at the 2011 Winter NAMM Show.

“We are honored that two of our products received prestigious SOS 2011 awards,? said Rob Urry, President of Harman Signal Processing. “The Lexicon team worked hard to ensure that the PCM96 and PCM Native Reverb would set the industry standards for reverb and effects processing hardware and software, and we are proud that our accomplishments have been recognized by our industry peers and users worldwide.?

The Lexicon PCM96 Studio Standard Reverb/Effects Processor delivers 28 industry-standard Lexicon reverbs, delays and modulation effects. It offers a host of more

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