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Studer Vista 5 SR’s Mix French Opera Singer At Chateau De Versailles

When French opera singer Roberto Alagna performed a one-off spectacular at the Chateau de Versailles recently, supported by the 90-piece Orchestre de Paris (conducted by Michel Plasson), Studer Vista 5 SR digital consoles handled both the house and monitor mixes.

The concert, performed in front of 7,000 people, was held in the middle of La Fontaine de Neptune basin — on a concert stage especially set up for two months in the summer, specifically to stage spectacular events of this nature.

The sound reinforcement system was provided by French distributors, DV2 while the two Vista consoles were loaned by Audiopole, the French Studer distributor.

FOH sound engineer; Jean-Marc Aringoli, was already familiar with the Studer topography having used the Vista 8 for several years to mix ambitious live musical spectaculars for television such as Les Victoires de la Musique at the Paris Zenith.

He wanted more

Fabulous Blue Diamonds Find A Recording Gem In Soundcraft LX7ii

When Mel Patrick decided to re-form his surf-rock outfit, the Fabulous Blue Diamonds, he turned to the Soundcraft LX7ii to bring professional-quality recordings to his home studio setup. Along with lead bassist and lifelong friend Fred Lichota, Patrick set up the LX7ii as the centerpiece to a full recording system in his home studio.

Patrick and Lichota currently stand as the remaining two members of The Fabulous Blue Diamonds, a self-described “1960s instrumental surf band? that got its start playing in night clubs, local TV stations and battles of the bands. Although they had a history as live performers, Patrick and Lichota chose to build on their legacy from the confines of the recording studio. Patrick designed and built the studio’s mixing desk, leaving plenty of room for expansion. “Almost everything from the LX7ii finds its way out to one of four patchbays in the mixing desk,? Patrick says. more

AKG Delivers Revolutionary Performance With The New Versatile C 414 Microphone Series

AKG showcases its industry leading versatility with the release of the C 414 XLS and the C 414 XL II, one of the most famous recording, live sound and broadcasting microphones since 1971. The legendary C 414 needs no introduction – it is a tool found in most recording studios and has been used on thousands of hit records; it’s been on stage with artists of every musical genre and is also used by leading broadcast facilities the world over. more

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Harman Pro Backs Festinho Festival

Boutique fund raiser for Jimmy Page’s Action for Brazil’s Children

EAST ANGLIA, United Kingdom — Take a charity founded by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, the expanding Festinho 2009 weekend fund-raising celebration of Brazilian music to support it, and sponsorship from Harman Professional, and you have a recipe for a highly successful event.

The festival was established five years ago by Rupert Barksfield and Lynda Colborne —as a garden party in a country home attended by 400 people. Since then it has changed its name from the Mini Chill (allied to the larger and long-established Big Chill Festival), and also its site to Kentwell Hall in East Anglia. As a result, this year they were able to cap their attendance at 3,000 (with acts like Jon Kennedy, The Cuban Bros and Penguin Café Orchestra headlining, along with James Yuill and Tom Eno). more

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Legendary Country Music Duo Brooks & Dunn Top The Charts With AKG Wireless Microphone Systems

Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are two of country music’s most successful artists and together, Brooks & Dunn have recorded 23 # 1 hits, sold over 30 million records and have won more than 80 major industry awards. Brooks & Dunn are currently on tour celebrating their 10th studio album titled, “Cowboy Town? and their monitor engineer, Kurt Springer, has selected a complete AKG wireless system that encompasses over 30 AKG products for the tour. more

JBL VRX Line Arrays Go To The Mat For Ricky’s Audio Corporation At WWE Events In Puerto Rico

Showcasing the power and light weight of JBL VRX Constant Curvature line array speakers, Ricky’s Audio Corporation provided the sound equipment and services for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) professional wrestling events in Arecibo and Ponce, Puerto Rico on September 5 and 6, 2009, respectively. The audio system for the events included powered VRX line arrays and dbx signal processing for system control. more

Hip-Hop Artist Jay-Z Delivers The Right Beat To Fans With The AKG WMS4500 Wireless Microphone System

World-renowned hip-hop artist Jay-Z brings new flavor to his current tour by deploying the AKG WMS4500 wireless microphone system and the AKG C5900 vocal microphone for reliable and accurate audio transmission on stage. Production Manager/FOH Engineer Bryon Tate selected the AKG wireless system for its ability to capture and accurately deliver Jay-Z’s lyrics on stage.

The WMS4500 provides a wide-range of versatility in many areas such as frequency selection and diversity, efficient set-up and delivers outstanding sonic quality. “I find that my show day setups are easily adjusted inside any venue size and complexity, from the small house of blues show to heavily populated frequency areas such as large scale television events,? Tate said.

The wireless microphone system offers improved audio capabilities versatile enough to handle multiple users and multi-channel applications simultaneously. The WMS4500 is available in two new frequency bands: Band 7 and Band 8, providing more

The Next Sound You Hear: Laser-Accurate ® Technology — The Next Evolutionary Leap In Microphone Technology

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Laser-Accurate technology revolutionizes the very concept of the microphone, trading mechanical parts movement for the patented and incredibly precise measurement by a laser of the movement of particulates suspended in air Proof-of-concept will be demonstrated by Laser-Accurate inventor and digital audio pioneer David Schwartz at the Schwartz Engineering & Design booth on the AES show floor

New York, New York (September 21, 2009) –- There have been several key milestones in the evolution of the microphone, from the development of the basic transducer in the 19th century, to the introduction of the condenser microphone in the 1920s, followed by FET microphones in the 1960s and the more recent multichannel microphones used for surround audio applications. The next step in this evolutionary procession will be introduced at the 127th Audio Engineering Society Show, Oct. 9-12, 2009 more

B&B Upgrades Digital Fleet With Soundcraft Vi4™ Consoles

Dortmund-based production company, B+B Veranstaltungstechnik, have added two new Soundcraft Vi4™ consoles to its inventory of digital mixing desks.

The investment follows the company’s policy for regular inventory upgrade, and although a multi-brand operation, the company chose the Soundcraft digital platform based on the impressive features-to-price ratio. more

AKG Wireless Microphones Become An Integral Part Of The Ellen And Ronald Caplan Center For The Performing Arts

In an installation that advances the curriculum for one of the nation’s best performing arts schools, AKG’s wireless microphones were selected for their flexibility and dependability at the University of the Arts. A/V and Acoustics consulting firm Metropolitan Acoustics incorporated the latest in audio equipment from AKG into the system design for Terra Hall’s Ellen and Ronald Caplan Center for the Performing Arts. The system will become the focus of two side-by-side theaters that cater to students learning everything from performance arts to multimedia presentations. more

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