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The Force Is With Studer For Star Wars: In Concert

The world’s greatest entertainment franchise in history is currently on the road with the world’s most advanced digital live sound mixing console, the Studer Vista 5 SR. Star Wars: In Concert combines John Williams’ unforgettable film score, performed by a live symphony orchestra and chorus, with specially edited footage from the six Star Wars films. Through each musical piece, audiences experience the key themes, characters and story elements of the epic Star Wars saga from an entirely new perspective. To assure the experience will be as intense and immersive as the films themselves, sound for Star Wars: In Concert is mixed using the Studer Vista 5 SR digital live mixing console featuring the award-winning Vistonics™ user interface. The Vista 5 SR is handling 110 inputs per night for a massive symphony orchestra playing beneath a gigantic 60 x 30-foot high-definition projection screen. In the words of Steve Colby, the FOH more

AKG Powers Sonic Beats At India’s Rock Festival PULSE

As 50,000 students from across Southeast Asia flooded into the AIIMS campus for the PULSE festival in September, Asian rock bands Sonu Nigam, Euphoria, and Motherjane were preparing to rock the crowd with AKG’s DMS 700 series digital microphone. Over the next seven days the three bands performed with other Asian superstars using an array of Harman products that included Soundcraft mixers, Crown amplifiers and AKG microphones, provided by Audio Design. more

Meeting Services, Inc. And JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays Take The Stage At AARP’s Vegas@50+ Convention

In a high-profile event showcasing the versatility of JBL VERTEC® line arrays, Meeting Services, Inc. of San Diego, CA handled live sound reinforcement for the AARP’s Vegas@50+ convention. Held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas on October 22-24, the event featured appearances by celebrities such as Magic Johnson, Jane Seymour, Penny Marshall, Maya Angelou and Martina Navratilova, and included live concert performances by Faith Hill, Kool and the Gang and Gloria Estefan. more

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JBL Professional Ships MSC1 Monitor System Controller

The MSC1 optimizes studio workflow and tunes any speakers in the room.

JBL Professional announced delivery of the MSC1 Monitor System Controller, bringing convenience and greater accuracy to audio production rooms at a most accessible price point. The MSC1 Monitor System Controller includes features found in large mixing consoles to control essential monitoring functions from the mix position. Since acoustic issues in the room can compromise the quality of the mix, the MSC1 includes the new 3rd generation of JBL’s highly acclaimed RMC™ Room Mode Correction Technology that tunes the monitor system to over come low frequency room problems that can affect the quality of the mix. The affordable MSC1 works with any speaker system, and is the perfect add-on to JBL’s new LSR2300 Series studio monitors. The MSC1 is available through JBL Professional dealers at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $375.00 US. more

Sting Debuts New Material With Studer Vista 5 SR

Sting recently performed two intimate concerts at the Durham Cathedral in northeast England, marking the first time the legendary musician played selections from his upcoming album, “If On a Winter’s Night…? Sting recorded the performances live for DVD release and audio supplier Audio-Rent Clair provided the sound system for the event, which included a Studer Vista 5 SR digital console for front-of-house mixing. more

Hitachi Software Upgrades Interactive Learning Opportunities With 500 New Lessons For StarBoards

New Lessons Cover Multiple Subject Areas and Grade Levels –

CHULA VISTA, California, November 3, 2009 – In an effort to provide increased interactivity and an enhanced learning experience with the award-winning StarBoard, Hitachi Software today announced the addition of 500 new lessons to its online library of educational software. The new lessons are available immediately for all StarBoard users. more

Hitachi Appoints Jon Beachdell To Position Of Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Mr. Beachdell’s Responsibilities Will Include Generating Sales Of Hitachi 3LCD Projectors To Dealers That Serve Various Markets Throughout the Northeast –

CHULA VISTA, California, November 6, 2009 — Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group, has appointed Jon Beachdell as Northeast regional sales manager. Mr. Beachdell brings more than 10 years of experience in video, audio and presentation products for education, corporate, security and broadcast applications. Mr. Beachdell joins Hitachi from AVRover, where he served as national sales manager. Prior to his position at AVRover, he held the position of Eastern regional sales manager with Lumens Integration, Inc. more

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Soundcraft Si3 Console To The Rescue At Mapleview Community Church

Looking to provide tremendous versatility in a cost-effective manner, systems integrator AV Communications recently installed a Soundcraft Si3 console as the centerpiece for its audio system design at the new Mapleview Community Church in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

Housed in a former sports arena, Mapleview Community Church currently seats up to 900 people, and is part of a much larger campus that eventually will include sports facilities, a daycare center and other recreational areas. In addition to the requirements for customary SPL, dynamics, and Percentage of Articulation Loss of Consonants, there were two requirements for this installation: It needed to fit within the designated budget and it needed to include a digital console. more

Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown Tour Stays Intact With Studer Vista 5 SR

Green Day’s ongoing world tour in support of its latest album, 21st Century Breakdown, has its monitors mixed on the compact yet powerful Studer Vista 5 SR digital mixing console. It was the first and only choice for monitor mixer Beau Alexander, who has worked with the multi-platinum Green Day since 2004s American Idiot world tour. more

Shattered Glass Prepares For The 2010 World Cup With The Soundcraft Si2 Console

As South Africa’s leading supplier in technical event staging, Shattered Glass has depended on Soundcraft consoles to deliver flawless performances in some of the most highly attended international events for years. With its past experience validating Soundcraft’s ability to handle even the most complex setups and the 2010 FIFA World Cup coming to South Africa next year, the company recently purchased the Soundcraft Si2 to prepare for the events ahead. more

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