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The Conga Room at LA Live Turns Up the Beat With JBL Loudspeaker System

The Conga Room is Los Angeles’ number one Latin music venue, hosting top performers from around the world and offering a diverse range of Latin, world beat, urban, jazz, rock en Español and pop/rock. Located in the LA Live downtown entertainment district, The Conga Room recently upgraded its audio system with the installation of a complete JBL loudspeaker system comprised of VP (Venue Performance), VerTec and VRX Series loudspeakers.

Owned by celebrities including Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, will.i.am and others, The Conga Room combines musical excitement with style, sophistication and fine dining. When the owners decided to upgrade the audio system, they turned to Sound Image of Escondido, California for the audio system design and installation, in collaboration with AVS Production Group of the Bronx, NY. Both companies have 60 years combined experience in providing sound for stadiums, clubs, museums, houses of worship and other large venues.
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Harman IDX Information Delivery System Provides Comprehensive Life Safety Solution Fronted By Best In Class Airport FIDS Software

Providing systems integrators in the European transportation and infrastructure markets with a robust, high-performing life safety paging system with airport Flight Information Display System (FIDS) software, Harman Professional’s IDX Information Delivery System today made its European debut at ISE 2011. Capitalizing on the advanced design capabilities of Harman’s HiQnet™ System Architect™ and coupling that with paging specialist Com-Net Software’s ECLIPSX FIDS, the co-developed Harman IDX System features Crown CTs, and BSS London technologies. The combined result is great sounding, highly reliable audio networks with application-engineered interfaces and control in a versatile, cost-efficient package.

According to Van Williamson, Sales & Marketing Manager Commercial Systems, Harman Professional, IDX provides European integration professionals with an array of attractive features and benefits that, essentially, deliver the best of both worlds. “IDX builds on the best-performing audio components and software and the transportation community’s justifiably-preferred interface and software. We look forward to working with more

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Harman Professional Appoints Aaron Simon To Position Of Director of Licensed Products

Harman Professional has appointed Aaron Simon to the position of Director of Licensed Products. Simon will be responsible for spearheading an ongoing range of new and existing initiatives specifically designed as part of a strategic music artist endorsement program, providing top multimedia offerings within the Harman product and technology portfolio. He will report to Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Michael MacDonald.

Prior to joining Harman Professional, Simon led the strategic marketing, partnerships and promotions department at Disney Music Group. Simon was responsible for overseeing partnership and promotions for major artists including Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez.

A results-driven leader with over 16 years of marketing and partnership experience working in the music and entertainment industry, Simon also worked with record companies such as Jive Records (Sony/BMG), Atlantic Records (Warner Music Group) and Virgin Records (EMI), where he was responsible for marketing strategies more

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LAB X Technologies Issues AVB IP License to Avid

Lab X and Avid Preview AVB Technology at Integrated Systems Europe

ROCHESTER, New York – Leading the industry in digital connectivity networking solutions, Lab X Technologies has issued a solution integration license of its AVB Audio IP Platform to Avid® for development of an IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB)-based technology. After a successful integration of Lab X MADI IP into its arsenal, Avid is poised for future growth in its AVB portfolio throughout multiple industries, including professional sound.

Showcasing their AVB proof of concept at Integrated Systems Europe at the AVnu Alliance Pavilion (#6H136), Avid and Lab X will preview the possibilities of digital networking, with simplified solutions for the complex issues common in the live sound networking industry.

“Teaming with Lab X, Avid is working to fit all of the pieces of the networking puzzle together with the help of AVB, which will help more

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Ronco Transforms Sound At Niagara County Community College Theater With Soundcraft® Si3 Digital Console

Ronco Specialized Systems, Inc., recently installed and revamped the Niagara County Community College’s (NCCC) theater with a Harman-based audio system, leading with a Soundcraft Si3 digital console. The Si3 not only enables better-sounding performances, but also serves as a useful instructional tool for students interested in the field of live sound.

Along with the Si3, Ronco installed eight JBL VerTec VT4887A compact line array elements, four VT4881A arrayable subwoofers, a VRX918S subwoofer, eight 8340A surround speakers, two AC26 2-way loudspeakers, seven Control 26-DT ceiling speakers, two Control 25T-WH speakers and four SRX712M monitors. Eight Crown I-Tech 9000HD, two CTS2000 and four CTS4200USP/CN amplifiers power the system, while BSS BLU-160 and 120 signal processors and two BLU-10 wall controllers are used in configuring for different events. The system is managed via Harman HiQnet™ System Architect™.

“Our previous system in the theater was, for lack of a better word, more

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AKG Voted Best Microphone and Headphones At SOS Awards During NAMM

Underscoring a commitment to provide the most reliable and highest performing products to the professional audio industry, AKG earned two 2011 SOS Awards during Winter NAMM. Voted Best Microphone and Best Headphones by Sound on Sound readers, the AKG C414XLS and AKG K240, represent the continued versatility, quality and leading technology AKG offers professionals around the world.

“The SOS awards provide an opportunity for those in the audio trenches to honestly grade the equipment they use on a daily basis and AKG is proud to offer our customers the year’s Best Microphone and Best Headphones,? stated Alfred Reinprecht, VP marketing and product development, AKG. “Knowing Sound on Sound readers are using AKG microphones in real-world applications, as they were designed and the Best Microphone and Best Headphones awards support AKG’s constant pursuit of the best, most reliable equipment in the industry.?

The awards recognize the best recording technology more

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DeeTown Scores Big With JBL LSR4300 Series Studio Monitors

Demonstrating the capabilities of JBL LSR4300 Series studio monitors to deliver pristine audio in any acoustical environment, Alana Da Fonseca installed a pair of LSR4328 8-inch monitors in her new production room at New York City-based DeeTown Entertainment.

Founded by producer/writer/performer Ali Dee Theodore, DeeTown’s credit list could double as a guide to the most successful feature films of the past few years, including the soundtracks for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Iron Man, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Sex and the City, Transformers, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Hannah Montana.

As the main songwriter/producer at DeeTown, Alana Da Fonseca requires a reliable and powerful monitor that provides an accurate representation of her mixes. “When I play back a mix for a client I need speakers that can really bump,? she said. “I also need them to be accurate at lower levels so I can hear all the detail more

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Eddie Kramer Uses JBL LSR6300 Series Studio Monitors In Producing West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology

Legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer has participated in some of rock music’s most important recordings, including the soundtrack to the original 1969 Woodstock festival and albums by Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Traffic, Santana, Kiss, The Rolling Stones, Carly Simon and many more. Most recently, Kramer remastered the recordings for the new CD and DVD Hendrix box set, West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology. The set spans Hendrix’s recording career from his first sides as a sideman for The Isley Brothers, King Curtis, Little Richard and others to more than forty never before released tracks and alternate versions of classic Hendrix songs.

Kramer used JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors for the remastering of the box set, which took more than a year and a half to produce. “Hendrix was a workaholic who lived in the studio when he wasn’t touring, and in the four years I more

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Lab X Technologies Promotes Chris Pane VP of Business Development

With a continued focus on expansion and growth in the audio/video connectivity industry, Lab X Technologies has promoted Chris Pane to Vice President of Business Development. With more than a decade of embedded systems and electronic design experience, Pane now utilizes his technical training to help increase and maintain customer relationships for the company.

“Chris’ move to VP of Business Development is one of the many steps Lab X is taking to build our internal infrastructure to support our consistent expansion as we design and manufacture leading IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) solutions to A/V manufacturers,? stated Lee Minich, president, Lab X. “Chris’ technical background will be a great resource to current and future clients as well as our development team in the lab.?

Promoted from his position of embedded digital engineer at Lab X after nearly three years, Pane will take on an increased sales role, more

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Master Mixer, Producer and Engineer Duro Makes the Move to Lexicon’s PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle

Duro, CEO of Desert Storm Records (Def Jam), is a music mixer, producer and engineer based in New York and has worked with many of the top artists in urban and pop music including Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Will Smith, the Beastie Boys, T.I. and others. The five time Grammy winning master mixer, producer and engineer has relied on Lexicon® hardware reverb/effects processors from the beginning of his career – but lately, he’s made the switch to plug-ins, thanks to the Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle.

“I’m extremely particular about the quality of the reverbs I use on my productions,? said Duro. “I’ve used Lexicon since day one, going all the way back to classic units like the 224 and 480L to the 960L, PCM70, PCM81 and PCM91. I used different Lexicon units for the distinctive reverb sounds and effects I liked from each unit.?

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