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Soundcraft Vi4 Digital Console Provides Freight And Salvage With A Foundation For Musical Success

As a non-profit organization with a mission to foster musical success around Berkeley, California, Freight and Salvage Coffee House has hosted a wide range of musical performances for more than 40 years. When it moved to a new facility at the beginning of the year, it needed a state-of-the-art audio system that had the flexibility to handle anything from rock and roll to soft acoustical shows, which is why the venue opted for the Soundcraft Vi4 digital console.

Located in the heart of Berkeley since 1968, Freight and Salvage had been in the same building since opening its doors. When the decision to move was made at the beginning of the year, it needed to find a building that could provide a large auditorium for concerts, but also contain smaller rooms for its expanding educational program. Freight and Salvage relocated to an old building that was renovated to look more

Daktronics Completes Major Install At Minor League Hockey Arena With JBL AE Series Loudspeakers

Daktronics recently completed an installation at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas, using 25 JBL AM4215/95 loudspeakers placed every 30 feet to deliver even sound throughout the bowl seating area. The sound system is powered by Crown CT1200 amplifiers and uses an assortment of Harman products in to reach into the Arena’s bar and lounge area.

One of the largest manufacturers of LED video boards, Daktronics has used JBL loudspeakers for more than 30 years in all different types of installations. For the Allen Event Center, Daktronics was faced with the task of installing a sound system that could be played individually in the bar or lounge area for private parties, but also have the ability to be integrated into the larger system for hockey games and public skating events. Having used JBL loudspeakers such a long period of time, system consultant and installer Doug Dodge was more

Sound Image Deploys Crown I-Tech HD and Studer Vista 5SR For Taylor Swift’s North American Tour

Taking advantage of the power of Crown’s I-Tech HD series amplifiers and flexibility of the Studer Vista 5SR console, California-based Sound Image deployed 80 I-Tech HD amplifiers and a Studer Vista 5SR for use on country music star Taylor Swift’s tour throughout North America.

The 2009 tour, which included 52 concerts, sold out within minutes, prompting a second leg of the tour to be added for 2010. Sound Image’s FOH engineer on the Taylor Swift tour, Russell Fischer, stated, “The goal was to bring Taylor Swift’s brand of country pop music to life, and to get the show’s energy and feeling across to an already excited crowd.?

According to Fischer, Sound Image chose the Vista 5SR for its audio quality and versatile control surface. “The audio quality is the most obvious advantage over other digital consoles,? stated Fischer. “Being able to do six different things on more

Radio-Canada Acadie Takes To The Air With Studer Vista 5

In the first use of a Studer Vista 5 console in a CBC/Radio-Canada facility, Radio-Canada Acadie with main studios located in Moncton, New Brunswick recently purchased a Vista 5 for its television studio. Sold through Solotech Inc., the Vista 5 console features 32 faders in a 42-fader chassis.

When deciding on a console, Radio-Canada Acadie needed one that could operate daily without fail. “The Vista 5 is used seven days a week,? says Maurice Cyr, operations manager for Radio-Canada Acadie. “We have only one studio, one control room and one Vista 5, so the console must be dependable and perform well, day in and day out. If it fails, we can’t go to air since we have no backup or replacement available in our plant. Our operations dictate that we have an audio control board that is trustworthy, and so far the Vista 5 has not let us more

Soundcraft Vi6 Making News In Perth

The guys at Channel 7 Perth’s news control room have put their aging Euphonix 2000 mixing console to rest, replacing it with a Soundcraft Vi6 large-format digital live desk.

“We had a thorough look at the market and I have to admit that originally I really wanted a Studer Vista 5 console, but it wasn’t within our budget,? confessed Colin Graham, primary operator of the Vi6. “However in my researching I came across the Soundcraft Vi6 console and realised that it was really a Vista 5 without as much fruit, and the fruit that it was missing wasn’t what I was interested in anyway!.?

Graeme Pennifold, Channel Seven’s Engineering Manager, states that there were other contenders but that they very soon focused on the Studer from an operational view.

?We liked the Vistonics control on the Studer, in fact that’s what really sold us, but we were more

Asian Million Star Uses The AKG DMS 700 To Shine Bright On Hong Kong TV

After five successful years in Taiwan, the singing extravaganza Asian Million Star premiered on Hong Kong with help from the highly versatile, frequency-agile AKG DMS 700 wireless microphone system. The wildly popular television show, which started months before the on-air premier with 5,000 aspiring singers, featured 25 contestants competing over the course of 13 episodes, with a panel of judges selecting the best vocal performers to move on to the finale.

Judges for the show included an array of respected audio and musical professionals ranging from creative composers to studio producers. With some of the most finely tuned ears in the business deciding the fate of each performer, the AKG DMS 700 system matched musical talent with sonic integrity. Not only does the clean digital audio transmission eliminate the distortion and significant noise levels that accompany other analogue systems, but it also offers 155MHz of bandwidth, which provides a more

First Studer Vista Off The New UK Production Line

Soundcraft Studer’s production strategy; to converge both brands production in the Potters Bar facility, passed a significant milestone this week. With UK production now in full swing, the first Studer Vista large-format consoles were completed and went through test procedures with flying colours.

Formerly Vista, OnAir 3000 and Router production was done in the Studer Regensdorf facility near Zurich in Switzerland. Speaking from the Potters Bar production floor, Soundcraft Studer President Andy Trott reflected, “Over the past few months our staff here and in Switzerland have worked incredibly hard to transfer the knowledge, logistics and skills to the UK team, and so to see our flagship product come through its rigorous tests so smoothly today is a great testament to the quality of our people on both sites. From planning and procurement, to PCBA, build and test, I have to salute the production team and all the supporting staff more

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Randy Meullier Turns To Soundcraft Vi6 For Alice Cooper “Theatre Of Death? Tour

SSE Audio provides Soundcraft platform for rock legend’s European leg.

POTTERS BAR, United Kingdom — When Alice Cooper embarked on his current UK and European Theatre of Death tour, his long-serving sound engineer Randy Meullier was finally able to bag his first choice digital console — the Soundcraft Vi6™.

And he says he largely has Pete Russell at the SSE Audio Group to thank. Taking over the European sound production duties from Phoenix-based Precise Corporate Staging (PCS), by the time Russell suggested that Meullier try the Soundcraft platform (with the Vistonics™ II interface), the sound man — who has been piloting the legendary rocker’s front-of-house mixes for the past seven years — had already served his baptism on the Vi6 in Norway and Cyprus.

“Earlier in this tour I did a fly-in show at the Skaanevik Festival in Norway and it was a joy to use the more

DigiTech® Announces Free 20-Second Looper Upgrade For The RP500 Multi-Effect Switching System

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DigiTech®, a leading manufacturer of guitar, bass, and vocal processors, and a Harman International company (NYSE-HAR), has announced a free Version 2.0 software upgrade to the popular RP500 Multi-Effect Switching System. The upgrade now provides RP500 users with a 20-second looper. more

Producer/Engineer Elie Maman Gets In The Mix With JBL LSR4300 Series Studio Monitors

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Elie Maman, one of New York’s fastest-rising producer/engineer/composers, continues his ascent in the music industry and relies on JBL LSR4300 Series studio monitors as part of his winning formula for success. The owner of EMP Productions has composed the theme song for MTV’s television show “Rob & Big,? and has produced tracks for numerous recording artists, including David Rush of Universal Republic Records. In recent months, Rush’s single “You Already Know,? which Maman composed, has appeared on the MTV Movie Awards, MTV’s “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory,? and on ESPN’s “Sports Center.? Additionally, Maman’s compositions can be found on the Season 1 DVD of “Fantasy Factory? and MTV’s “How To Dance Like Michael Jackson.? more

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