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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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Crown Offers Free Online Seminars For Network Design In Audio Projects

Providing system designers and integrators with leading amplifier technology and unmatched technical knowledge and support, Crown International is offering two online seminars focused on network design for audio projects. The free seminars are first-come, first-serve, with registration being limited to 50 participants per seminar. Each will be offered twice to accommodate individual schedules. more

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Lexicon Begins Shipping Highly Anticipated PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle

After meeting extremely favorable reviews at its AES introduction in October, Lexicon today began shipping the new PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle. The newest addition to Lexicon’s legendary processing family provides seven Lexicon reverb algorithms that are designed to deliver the highest level of sonic quality and function while offering all the flexibility of native plug-ins. more

Harman Music Group Promotes Craig Paller To Vice President of Worldwide Sales

The Harman Music Group today announced the promotion of Craig Paller from Vice President, Domestic Sales, to group-wide Vice President, Worldwide Sales and responsible for strategic planning and sales initiatives at the brand, market, and dealer level for BSS Audio, dbx Professional, DigiTech, and Lexicon Professional. Today’s announcement was made by Rob Urry, President of the Harman Music Group. more

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JBL CBT Series Column Speakers Debut In Helsinki Sports Hall

Finland’s first installation of JBL Professional’s new CBT100LA column enclosures has taken place in the Latokartano Sports Hall in Helsinki. Eight of the compact passive line array cabinets were specified as part of a complete sound reinforcement fit-out by systems contractor Pertti Krautsuk of Workland. more

AKG Teams With R&B Legend Missy Elliot To Deliver A Flawless Live Performance On David Letterman’s Late Show

With millions of viewers tuning in to see her perform live on David Letterman’s Late Show, recording legend Missy Elliot used AKG’s wireless microphone to debut her chart topping hit “Get Involved.? Using her crystal stone AKG D 5 microphone, Elliot was able to showcase her Grammy nominated lyrics to a viewing audience of more than three million people without interruption. more

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