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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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JBL Professional Introduces Macintosh Software For MSC1 Monitor System Controller

At the 129th AES Convention, JBL Professional is introducing MSC1 Control Center Software for Macintosh, allowing Mac users to take advantage of the JBL MSC1 Monitor System Controller’s powerful speaker tuning and software-controlled features.

In a compact desktop form factor, the MSC1 Monitor System Controller provides features found in the monitor section of professional mixing consoles including input source selectors, a large volume control, and the ability to listen to two sets of speakers plus a connected subwoofer. Control Center Software for Macintosh allows adjustment of MSC1 speaker alignment delay, EQ, and settings for a connected subwoofer. Most significantly, the Mac software gives access to the MSC1’s powerful RMC™ Room Mode Correction system that tunes speakers for greater accuracy and superior mixes in any room. MSC1 Control Center Software runs on any Power PC or Intel Macintosh computer with Tiger, Leopard, or Snow Leopard operating system (OSX 10.4.1.1 or more

JBL Professional Updates AE Series And PD Series Array Application Guides

In a continuing effort to provide its customers with the essential tools to design and install the most effective audio systems possible, JBL Professional is introducing its new Array Application Guides. The Array Application Guides offer useful information on JBL’s AE Series, both as standalone products and in situations when they are to be used in conjunction with JBL’s PD Series loudspeakers.

Over the past 18 months, JBL Professional has been upgrading and expanding the AE Series product line. Five new subwoofers were introduced at InfoComm 2009. At PLASA 2009, nine new medium power 2-way full-range systems were introduced that featured two new horn coverage patterns, 60° x 60° and 120° x 60°. At InfoComm 2010, nine new high-power 2-way full-range models were added to the lineup and most recently, the final phase of the program was completed with the introduction of two new high-power 3-way full-range models, more

Lexicon® Expands Software Suite with Introduction of PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle

In a move that brings the sounds of its PCM96 Stereo Reverb/Effects Processor to more users than ever before, Lexicon today announced the introduction of its PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle. The new software package makes all the effects processing of Lexicon’s acclaimed PCM96 available as a plug-in that adds a wealth of inspirational new sounds to a user’s DAW that are not available anywhere else.

The PC- and Macintosh®-compatible PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle is designed to work with popular DAWs like Pro Tools and Logic, as well as with any other VST, Audio Unit or RTAS-compatible host.

The PCM Native Effects Plug-In Bundle incorporates all the capabilities of the PCM96 hardware unit including:

• Dual Delay – The PCM provides a comprehensive palette of delay effects, such as slap-back echo, tape echo and much more – all with complete control over delay time, mix, repeat more

DigiTech® Now Offers Free Switching System Kit With the Purchase of An RP1000 Multi-Effects Switching System

DigiTech today announced that effective immediately, purchasers of an RP1000

Multi-Effects Switching System will receive a free Switching System Kit. The kit includes cables to connect the RP1000’s dedicated amp loop, cables to create a stompbox loop and an easy-to-follow Quick Start Guide.

The DigiTech RP1000 is a versatile guitar multi-effects processor that offers more than 160 popular effects, amp and cabinet models, including overdrive, distortion, delay, flanger, chorus and many others. Its built-in expression pedal provides complete control of volume, wah and other parameters, and the RP1000 provides 100 factory and 100 user presets. The RP1000 offers a wealth of additional features including USB computer connectivity, Cubase LE4 music production software, a phrase looper, a built-in chromatic tuner and much more. The RP1000 is built to last, with all-metal construction designed to stand up to the rigors of the road.

The Switching System Kit adds even more

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