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Red Bull’s® Flugtag Flies High With AVB + Harman HiQnet System Architect™

Human-powered flight has been a dream sought after for centuries and accomplished only very recently. Red Bull® gave contestants a crack at this rarely achieved fantasy during its summer-long Flugtag competition, held nationwide. In Long Beach, California, 105,000 spectators watched teams push whimsical contraptions from a pier, and the event sounded as good as it looked, thanks to the open-sourced approach to the next generation of digital audio networking, IEEE 802.1 AVB Bridging protocol, enabled by AVB-compliant technology from Harman Professional. The signal control chain consisted of four dbx SC 32 Digital Matrix Processors and 24 AVB-capable Crown CTs 3000power amplifiers, as well a half-dozen network bridge switches from BSS Audio/NETGEAR® configured and controlled using Harman HiQnet System Architect™. On Stage Audio (OSA), led by vice president Jim Risgin, deployed the AVB system.

The crowd at the Long Beach edition of the Red Bull Flugtag was so enormous more

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Famous Moscow Live Venue Switches To JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

One of Moscow’s landmark live music venues, B1 Maximum, recently re-opened after a major refurbishment and change of identity to A2. A hallmark of the updated venue is a new live-performance sound system. Primary components of the new sound system, unveiled to the public on December 18, include JBL VERTEC® line arrays, sold through Harman Professional distributors A&T Trade and installed by prominent St. Petersburg-based concert sound rental company, Euroshow.

A2 is the latest metamorphosis of a building that was originally one of the Ordzhonikidze Moscow Machine-Tool Plant workshops, named after famous Georgian Bolshevik Sergo Ordzhonikidze. The original factory dates back to the 1930s, with a 3-story addition having been built in 1974.

B1 Maximum opened on December 7, 2006, and has presented many international artists such as Iggy Pop, Sinead O’Connor, Franz Ferdinand, Chuck Berry, Liza Minnelli, Evanescence, Blondie, Brian Ferry, Marilyn Manson and Whitesnake. The more

On Stage Audio Revs Up Kawasaki Dealer Meeting With AVB + Harman HiQnet™

Simplicity and absolute reliability met when systems integration company On Stage Audio (OSA) deployed the IEEE 802.1 AVB Bridging protocol at the annual Kawasaki dealer meeting this September. With 2,500 Kawasaki dealers from across the United States at the Las Vegas Hilton’s convention center, the gathering required a full-range audio delivery system for any combination of music and speech. The AVB-compliant system from Harman Professional, a leader in the AVB initiative, assured one of the world’s most iconic motorcycle brand’s message would be heard loud and clear.

The AVB system deployed by the OSA team, led by Jim Risgin, OSA vice president, consisted of a pair of dbx SC 32 Digital Matrix Processors and 24 AVB-capable Crown CTs 3000 amplifiers. The system also included network bridge switches from BSS Audio/NETGEAR®, all under the control of Harman HiQnet System Architect™, the world’s first connectivity and control protocol to integrate more

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Conan Gets Two Studer Vista 9 Digital Consoles For Audio Mixing

Conan, the new late-night talk, music and entertainment show hosted by award-winning comedic talent Conan O’Brien showcases O’Brien’s tremendous versatility as a performer as well as his eclectic tastes in musical guest artists–not to mention his all-star house band led by guitarist Jimmy “V? Vivino. To handle that kind of performance diversity, Conan needed mix consoles for both music and production dialog that could keep up with the fast timing and quick turns of the show, and that’s exactly what the two Studer Vista 9 digital consoles specifically installed for the program at the Warner Bros Studio Facilities’ Stage 15, in Burbank, California provide. Studer Vista 9 consoles are used in both the Music Mix control room and in the Production Audio mix control room, both of which were designed and equipped by Sound Design Corporation.

“Conan’s shows are a huge mix of talk, stand-up, sketch comedy, remote more

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Clair Brothers Audio Systems Hoists JBL VerTec Line Array System At New York City’s Beacon Theatre

Professional audio design and installation company, Clair Brothers Audio Systems, has installed a complete JBL VerTec line array system in New York’s famous Beacon Theatre. The installation marks the third audio retrofit of an MSG-owned venue by Clair Brothers, which has also installed JBL VerTec line arrays in New York’s Radio City Music Hall and the Chicago Theatre.

Part of a $16 million full venue renovation, Clair Brothers relied on JBL’s new DPDA-equipped powered line array elements, featuring AES digital audio, BSS Omnidrive HD signal processing, and HiQnet compatibility. A total of 16 JBL VerTec VT4888DP-DA powered midsize line array elements with DrivePack® technology are included in left-right arrays of eight per side, with three VT4880A fullsize arrayable subwoofers per side. In addition, two VT4888 midsize line array elements and two VT4882 midsize arrayable subwoofers provide top balcony fill, with four VT4487ADP-DA powered compact line array elements providing more

Hitachi Debuts Its CPX9 Portable Series 3LCD Projector

Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group today announced the introduction of its CPX9 Portable Series LCD projector, ideal for use in classrooms, conference rooms, on the road or anywhere a lightweight, high-quality, high-value projector is needed.

Weighing less than five pounds and measuring just 12 x 8.7 x 3 inches, the CPX9 can project images up to 300 inches (diagonal measurement) with XGA resolution, 3,200 lumens brightness and 16.7 million colors. It features an exclusive Whiteboard Mode that adjusts the projector’s brightness when used with a whiteboard, to reduce glare and eye strain. Another feature unique to Hitachi projectors is its Template function that displays lines, circles or a world map, making it easier to write on an interactive whiteboard.

The CPX9 provides HDMI, S-Video and composite video inputs, an RGB computer video input and monitor output, two RCA audio inputs, and an audio more

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RTÉ Radio Adds Its 19th Studer OnAir 3000

When Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ Radio upgraded its Studio 10 sports studio recently, it took the network’s tally of Studer OnAir 3000 digital consoles to 19. While 10 are located in the main RTE campus, one occupies an RTE studio in a nearby shopping centre, and the other eight are distributed over five regional studio centres.

The broadcaster’s relationship with Studer extends back many years to the A80 tape machines, which were in use in RTÉ Radio for many years, and over the past six years they have systematically upgraded all the main radio studios, replacing various analogue consoles with the OnAir 3000 series — Studio 10 being the last in line.

RTÉ Radio’s resident studio guru, Seamus Power, drew up the initial list of requirements for the new desk and the contract for the installation was awarded to local company, Audiohead Ltd, who have extensive experience more

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Studer Vista 9 and Soundcraft Vi1 Digital Consoles to be Installed in Moscow Conservatory’s Great Hall

As part of its current restoration, the Moscow Conservatory has purchased a Studer Vista 9 digital console for recording, post-production and broadcast from its Great Hall, as well as a Soundcraft Vi1 digital console for multipurpose use, including at front of house when required.

The Moscow Conservatory was founded in 1866 by famous Russian musician Nikolai Rubinstein. It has established itself as one of the world’s most renowned institutions of musical education. In 1940, it was named after the great Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory opened in April 1901. It has been admired by artists and performers all over the world for its remarkable acoustics and elegant architecture. The famous pipe organ of the Great Hall was built by a legendary Paris organ builder A. Cavaille-Coll and was recognized at the Paris World Exhibition of 1900 as one of the best more

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JBL VLA Line Arrays Hit A Home Run At Harbor Park

At Harbor Park in Norfolk, Virginia, home to Minor League Baseball’s Norfolk Tides, a new JBL VLA line array system gave the team’s stadium a sonic refresher that both vastly improved the sound on the field and did so very cost-effectively. Two clusters, each containing six JBL VLA 901 speakers with 90-degree horizontal horn coverage patterns offer fans exceptional sound and high intelligibility while staying within both the team’s budget and the physical limitations of the park.

“It was challenging because we could only work within the space that was already there,? said Tom “T? Brockenbrough, Project Manager for Onyx AudioVisual, the systems integrator for the project. Due to budget constraints, the system design and installation teams replacing the PA system were required to use the same sofitted set-backs in the outfield wall of Harbor Park, which was completed in 1993. Furthermore, the soffits could not be accessed more

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Flyleaf Finds Innovative Uses for Soundcraft Digital Mixing Consoles on Their Current U.S. Tour

Platinum-selling rock band Flyleaf has been touring constantly in 2010, building upon the success of their Memento Mori and Flyleaf albums and hit songs like “Again,? “I’m So Sick? and “All Around Me.? Now on the second leg of Flyleaf’s “Unite and Fight? tour, Rich Caldwell (front of house engineer) and Sean Patrick (monitor engineer) rely on Soundcraft Vi6™ and Si3 digital mixing consoles, respectively.

“Earlier this year we were able to secure a production budget to carry consoles, so we started shopping for a desk to rent,? says Rich Caldwell, Flyleaf’s front of house engineer. “We wanted to go analog at the time, but it’s just not practical for a multi-band bill and limited trailer space. After several lengthy conversations with Vince Kapchinski, the owner of Backstage Sound and Lighting [of Bryan, Texas], we decided to take out the Vi6. He kept raving about how ‘analog’ the more

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