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Stefan Happe Joins Soundcraft Studer

Stefan Happe has joined HARMAN to run the Studer Customer Service team based in Regensdorf, near Zurich, Switzerland.

With experience in recording and broadcast (he started his audio life as a recording and mastering engineer) and live sound (running a PA rental company which included Soundcraft consoles in its inventory), he spent several years with, Mackie based in Germany as product manager in the boadcast market and more recently in the UK to head up European Service and Support.

Happe says, “The name Studer has always stood for highest quality–it was always my goal as a mastering engineer to work with and own Studer products. Later in my career as I moved into audio distribution and manufacturing, the Studer brand was the name I used to rank others in terms of quality and success. It’s a thrill now to be here and be working with these products and more

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Crown Audio Awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification At Elkhart Manufacturing Facility

Crown Audio today announced it has been approved for conformance of quality assurance in accordance with the International Organization for Standards (ISO) 9001:2008. Operating at such standards allows Crown to respond more quickly to marketplace and customer demand while maintaining consistently high levels of quality in all facets of its amplifier production.

Commenting on what ISO 9001:2008 registration will mean from the end-user’s perspective, Marc Kellom, Director, Marketing for Crown stated that customers can purchase Crown amplifiers with increased confidence. “It is reassuring to have a highly qualified third party audit your products and processes and certify that they consistently meet the highest quality standards.?

Certification to ISO 9001:2008 is a model for quality assurance in design, manufacturing and customer care. ISO 9001:2008 registration applies to all products manufactured under the quality system in place at the registered site. Registration requires demonstration of a total quality control system more

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Hitachi Debuts Its CP-AW250N Ultimate Short Throw Projector

The CP-AW250N Features Ultra-Short Throw Distances, Eliminating Obstruction Of The Image

Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group is building on its worldwide-leading market share in the ultra-short throw projector category with the new CP-AW250N Ultimate Short Throw projector. The CP-AW250N surpasses industry standards for ultra-short throw projectors and also features networking functionality, which makes monitoring and maintenance easier than ever before. The CP-AW250N features a throw distance of 22 inches at an 80-inch screen when displaying content in its native WXGA resolution.

The CP-AW250N offers a high brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens at a light weight of 8.5 pounds and also achieves a high contrast ratio of 2000:1. Hitachi’s new free-shaped lens and mirror improve throw ratio while also making the projector smaller and lighter. In addition, they improve resolution quality, vividly displaying high-definition images. The shorter throw distance and lighter weight allow for easier more

Sarah McLachlan Takes Soundcraft Vi6™ To The Fair

Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan brought an abridged version of her world-famous Lilith Fair to Australia in October, the first time the female-only festival tour has been staged outside North America.

The Lilith Fair was founded in 1997 after McLachlan became frustrated with concert promoters and radio stations that refused to feature two female musicians in a row. In Australia local acts Kate Miller-Heidke and The Verses joined her for the 5-concert tour.

Jands Production Services provided the audio equipment and crew for veteran front of house engineer Gary Stokes, who has toured with Sarah for close to 21 years.

At FOH was a Soundcraft Vi6 digital mixing console, which Stokes first became acquainted with while mixing for French-American singer Madeleine Peyroux. Sarah McLachlan also utilizes AKG 535 Eb stage microphones for backup vocals during her set.

“[Peyroux] was opening for Diana Krall, whose FOH guy uses more

Southbank Centre Invests In Multiple Soundcraft Vi1 Consoles

London’s Southbank Centre is adopting a more flexible approach to digital sound mixing through its three flagship venues, the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, thanks to the acquisition of several Soundcraft Vi1 digital consoles from Richard Nowell Sound Services (RNSS).

Based at London’s Southbank Centre, the highly experienced rental company has been servicing the audio requirements of the Centre’s three premium venues for many years.

With the London Jazz Festival looming, technical director, Eddy Smith, decided that a more flexible platform was needed for incoming sound engineers than was offered by their existing digital desks. “We didn’t feel the sound of the preamps was as good as we wanted, nor were the configurations particularly user friendly–which was important when shows needed to be set up quickly.?

He asked Richard Nowell to arrange a three-desk shoot-out and the Vi1 came out on top in more

Trio of Soundcraft Vi Consoles For Doctor Who Live Tour

Three Soundcraft Vi consoles–two Vi6 and a Vi1–were supplied to BBC Worldwide by ADLIB Audio for the recent Doctor Who Live tour, which visited nine major UK arenas in October and November. All desks were originally supplied by Sound Technology Ltd, Soundcraft’s UK/ROI distributors.

This action-packed stage version of the cult TV series stars a selection of classic and favourite Doctor Who monsters including The Daleks and Cybermen, with Nigel Planer as ‘intergalactic showman’ and archetypal baddie, Vorgenson.

The tour’s 270-degree sound system was specified by XL Events’ Rich Rowley, who was also instrumental in choosing ADLIB to supply the kit. The sound company itself fielded a vastly experienced team, including Tony Szabo (systems engineer), Chris Leckie (FOH, on a Soundcraft Vi6), with Fergus Mount handling audio playback on a Soundcraft Vi1, and Marc Peers mixing monitors on a second Vi6.

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Trey Songz Opens Usher’s OMG Tour With AKG Microphones, Networking Solution

Following his fourth studio album release in September, R&B sensation Trey Songz has teamed up with Usher for the international OMG Tour, utilizing AKG microphones for lead vocals and his band’s lead guitar and percussion. With a 40-minute set each of the 58 nights of the tour, Songz’s relies on top-quality technology to deliver memorable performances to hundreds of thousands of fans in the world’s most famous venues.

Trey Songz’s performances are highlighted with an AKG D 7 mic with a D 7 Reference Dynamic Capsule for lead vocals. The lead guitarist is heard through an AKG C 214, while the drummer snaps C 519’s to his set. The mic system is networked through the AKG WMS 4500 Wireless System.

“The AKG line sounds great and are some of the best vocal mics I’ve heard in the industry,? stated Bryon “Hot Dog? Tate, front of house engineer for more

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

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

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

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