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Studer Vista Consoles Destined For New Media City Complex

Studer is supplying two flagship Vista consoles to Peel Media for two large radio studios under construction in the new MediaCityUK complex at Salford Quays in Manchester.

One of the Studer Vista consoles will be used in the recording hall for the world renowned BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and strengthens the use of Studer consoles for recording and broadcast of classical music with similar consoles used at Maida Vale, London, Glasgow City Halls and Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff.

A second console will be installed in the Multi Purpose Audio Suite (MPAS), which will be used for radio drama, pop music recording and other radio productions requiring a large studio.

More Option Cards For Soundcraft Vi Series Add Broadcast Appeal And Bring Recording Opportunities

At IBC 2009, Soundcraft is featuring more option interface cards for its Vi Series Digital Live Sound consoles, expanding the applications of the highly popular digital mixer into broadcast, and adding easy capabilities for direct recording from the desk.

Using the ADAT card, it is possible to connect two ports of eight channels (inputs and outputs) to an ADAT-equipped hard disk or software-based recorder, so two cards would enable 32 channels of audio to be recorded and played back almost instantaneously.

The SDI and Dolby® E cards will be welcomed by broadcasters, as it means the desk can handle the de-embedding of audio channels from within SDI video streams (and re-embedding for onward transmission), and the decoding of up to 8 channels of audio from a Dolby Digital or Dolby E stream. All individual audio channels are then available within the Vi Series’ digital patchbay for 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.

The new C 414 XLS and the C 414 XLII offer nine pickup patterns that enable it to choose the perfect setting for every application. For live-sound applications and fixed installations, all controls can be disabled easily for trouble-free use, and the peak hold LED displays even the shortest overload peaks. Both mics have three switchable bass cut filters as well as three pre-attenuation levels that allow lead vocals more

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AKG’s New Perception 120 USB Microphone Brings Studio Quality Performance To The Desktop

In an introduction that couples AKG’s studio mic performance with desktop convenience and versatility, AKG presents the Perception 120 USB Microphone at both the PLASA and IBC shows this September. The Perception 120 USB is the very first USB-equipped microphone from AKG, offering studio-quality sound performance without requiring any installation or drivers.
The Perception 120 USB is a real plug-and-play device that allows users to do podcasts, voiceovers, and studio-quality rehearsal-recordings quickly and easily. It is capable of working with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X but also the new Windows 7. And for the price, it is one of the only USB microphones with an integrated high-quality Analogue-to-Digital Converter (24-bit, 128x oversampling) for convincing sound quality and low noise.
“The new USB-equipped Perception 120 USB microphones will extend AKG’s successful Perception range,? said Thomas Stubics, AKG’s Product Marketing Manager for Recording and Broadcast. “With the more

Studer awarded major contract for OnAir digital audio consoles

More than 80 state-of-the-art, digital studios to be equipped with Studer consoles.

LONDON, UK – Studer is pleased to announce that it has won a contract from the BBC to deliver in the region of 85 OnAir digital audio mixing consoles over the next two years. Some will be deployed in the second phase of the rebuilding of the Portland Place London HQ where more than 50 studios are to be built for use by the BBC’s World Service and News divisions.

In 2005 four Vista consoles were installed for the larger radio production drama studios as part of the first phase of the project, this new agreement extends the corporation’s use of Studer consoles in London.

In addition, at the new MediaCityUK broadcast centre in Manchester, the BBC will be installing 25 OnAir consoles to provide state-of-the-art digital studios for the Corporation’s domestic radio services more

Three, Two, One, Go! Soundcraft’s New Si1 Digital Console Expands Si Series Range

Today, a third member joins the very successful Si Series family—the even more compact Soundcraft Si1 digital live sound console.

In just nine months, Soundcraft has now launched three models in this range, picking up no less than five industry awards in that time commending the Si console on its ease of use and simplifying the transition from analogue to digital.

The new Si1 has a very compact footprint of just 1200mm width, meaning it fits nicely into space-restricted areas such as theatres, small venues, and Houses of Worship, and of course comes at an extremely competitive price.

As standard the Si1 has 32 mic inputs mapped on 16 faders, and with four dedicated Stereo Line channels, four dedicated FX Returns from the four stereo Lexicon FX processors can mix up to 48 inputs. Eight balanced insert sends and returns are provided, along with the same bus more

Bid on the City And CitiNet Consulting Utilize Hitachi 3LCD Projectors To Create Dynamic Real Estate Property Displays

New York City based real estate agency Bid on the City hired CitiNet Consulting to install and maintain two Hitachi CP-X809 3LCD projectors at its 5th Avenue bidding center location. Bid on the City utilizes video technology to distinguish itself in a challenging economic climate.

Bid on the City is a real estate trading platform that offers online and in-person bidding on residential and commercial properties worldwide. Bid on the City presents a level of transparency for buyers and sellers not currently offered through traditional real estate brokerage companies. Properties are sold 30 days after being listed with buyers bidding in real time on Bid on the City’s platform, negotiating the best possible price. Bidding occurs simultaneously online and in person at the bidding center. The bidding is streamed live globally via the Internet.

“Bid on the City is an effective way to gauge the true value of more

Soundcraft Vi6 and Si3 Live At Peabo Bryson’s Performance In Malaysia

When GRAMMY Award winner Peabo Bryson performed for a charity gala dinner at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia last June, the Soundcraft Vi6™ and Si3 consoles were used for front-of-house and monitor mixing. The R&B and soul sensation dazzled the crowd with a variety of songs at the High Networth Summit and Pride Foundation Charity Gala Dinner, both of which were set up by former Malaysia Prim Minister Tun Abdullah Badwal as an initiative to support breast cancer patients.

Bryson enthralled the crowd with his catalog of material, including his Disney hit duets “Beauty and the Beast [Beauty and the Beast]? and “A Whole New World [Aladdin].?

For the event, sound company Show Gear deployed a Soundcraft Vi6 front of house console and Soundcraft Si3 monitor console, which were supplied by Soundcraft distributor Systems Electronics & Engineering Sdn Bhd.

“The Soundcraft Vi6 is easy more

JBL Launches 90-Day “Ear Candy Giveaway? Promo

Today, JBL Professional is launching its 90-day “Ear Candy Giveaway? promotion, offering free sets of AKG Acoustics professional headphones with purchases of JBL LSR2300 Series studio monitors.

As part of the “Ear Candy Giveaway,? customers who purchase a pair of LSR2325P biamplified studio monitors will receive a set of AKG K99 professional headphones free (an $89.00 US value). Additionally, customers who purchase a pair of LSR2328P biamplified studio monitors will receive a set of AKG K240 Studio headphones free (a $165.00 US value).

These offers are available to United States residents who purchase LSR2300 Series studio monitors from US dealers between September 1 and November 30, 2009. Customers can download a redemption coupon and terms of the offer at www.jblpro.com/LSR

With exceptional performance, good looks and most affordable prices, the LSR2300 Series studio monitors are being enthusiastically welcomed by recording customers. Just as professionals more

Holy Family Catholic School Deploys Hitachi Software StarBoards To Provide Students With Interactive Learning Opportunities

The Holy Family Catholic School, in Fort Worth, Texas has chosen Hitachi Software StarBoards to advance classroom technology and provide students with a more hands-on learning experience. The school utilizes nine of the Hitachi FX DUO-77 model StarBoards along with the award-winning Hitachi CP-A100 3LCD ultra-short-throw projector as part of the Hitachi CPA100+FXDUO bundle.

Dr. John Shreve, principal at the Holy Family Catholic School, explained the factors that were considered when purchasing the Hitachi StarBoard compared to the other brands of interactive whiteboards. “We looked at many interactive whiteboard brands. We chose Hitachi because of four major factors; the durability of the board, ease of use, price, and the training and support we received and continue to receive,? stated Dr. Shreve.

Kimberly Pierce, 6th grade teacher at the Holy Family Catholic School explained how she is using the StarBoard everyday across multiple subject areas. “I use more

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