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Stage Research Unveils SFX 6.1

Stage Research, Inc., the developer of audio, sound design and lighting software, has announced the release of SFX 6.1, the newest version of its leading live entertainment sound playback software.

SFX, which typically replaces one or more CD players or minidisc systems, was designed to put the art back into sound design. The core product of Stage Research, SFX embodies the company’s Sounds Simple philosophy, which provides more power and flexibility than traditional playback equipment. SFX version 6 was unveiled last November. more

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Christie Center Stage On Alicia Keys World Tour

AliciaChristie’s acclaimed Roadster series projectors are on the road with eleven-time Grammy award winner Alicia Keys as she travels the globe for her latest “As I Am? world tour. After five weeks in Europe, the tour kicked off in North America on April 19th in Hampton, VA and will run throughout the year. Montreal-based Solotech, one of North America’s largest suppliers of sound, lighting and video equipment is providing a full compliment of equipment for the show including six Christie Roadster S+20K 3-Chip DLP® projectors for the live video projection. more

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The grandMA Rocks The House For “Wrestlemania”

WrestlemaniaAt World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) slammin’ “WrestleMania? there’s even room for grandMA. Media server programmer Peter Acken tapped one grandMA, one grandMA Light, and grandMA on PC for “WrestleMania XXIV? at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl, where they were primarily used to control servers, and the “Big Lights?, Syncrolights, which were utilized for the big crowd shot moments. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Coemar Infinity Wash XL, ParLite LED Lights Ignite 311 2008 Tour

The 311 2008 Tour is drawing masses upon masses of dedicated fans, as ICD-distributed Coemar Infinity Wash XL and ParLite Led lights trail-blaze behind — and atop – Sony BMG/Volcano’s alternative punk-funk/reggae-rap group.

The spectacle/cornucopia is the pride and joy of lighting designer/director/programmer Joe Paradise, who is working with 16 Infinity Wash XLs and 36 ParLite Leds, which complement the tour’s layered design. The Coemars play off of the rig’s huge circle with a 60-foot truss running through its middle. more

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New Training CD: Stage Research Introduces Theatrical Sound Design Interactive

eduStage Research, already carrying an impressive range of stage technology training software for order from their online store, has just added the Theatrical Sound Design Interactive CD to its catalogue. This cross-platform-capable, learn-at-your-own-pace training tool, launched July 15th, 2008, will prove to be an essential ingredient in any theater technician’s knowledge reserve or in any comprehensive theater crafts education curriculum. more

Electrosonic Provides Parkwide Audio System For Hard Rock Park

hrpElectrosonic has designed, engineered and installed the park-wide audio system for the new Hard Rock Park, the world’s first rock ’n roll theme park, which just opened in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Spanning 55 acres, Hard Rock Park celebrates the spirit of rock ’n roll through more than 50 world-class rides, shows and attractions.

Electrosonic’s audio system plays background music in the park’s six zones or rock environs: The All Access Entry Plaza offers shopping venues and public spaces with a Route 66 theme; Born in the USA salutes the birthplace and melting pot of rock; British Invasion looks back at some of rock’s most influential artists and musical genres; Cool Country explores rock with a rebel yell;…Lost in the 70s recalls the convergence of British and American music, culture and fashion; and Rock ’n Roll Heaven remembers rock’s greatest legends in a tropical paradise. more

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Christie Projectors Help Quebec City Celebrate Its 400th Anniversary

400Christie projectors are playing a key role in festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the city of Quebec, the birthplace of French civilization in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage site. From June 20 to August 24 Christie will participate in The Image Mill (Le Moulin à Images) – a sound and image spectacular created by Robert Lepage and Ex Machina. The Image Mill will recount the history of the city with what is believed to be the world’s largest video projection. more

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SOS: Coemar Infinity Wash XL Lights Hold On A Little Bit Longer For Jonas Brothers’ Burning Up Tour

JonasThat’s just the way the inferno rolls – at ampitheaters and music/arts centers across the U.S., that is, as Hollywood Records’ pop-rock sensation The Jonas Brothers grab the mics and follow the lights. more

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Vista Systems’ Spyder Delivers Winning Performance For Stimulated, Inc. At “2008 MTV Movie Awards”

mtvStimulated, Inc., experts at streamlining the multiformat process, have once again turned to Vista Systems’ Spyder for a high-profile TV project: the “2008 MTV Movie Awards? which aired live on the cablenet, June 1st. Mike Myers hosted the popular annual awards show from Universal City’s Gibson Amphitheatre.

Burbank-based Stimulated, Inc. specializes in original screen content for TV award shows, major TV music and event specials, concert tours and game shows. It first tapped Vista Spyder video processing technology for Al Gore’s “Live Earth? for which they created the Giants Stadium screen content. The company subsequently used Spyder on the game shows “1 vs. 100,? “Moment of Truth,? and “Duel? and on “Ellen’s Really Big Show,? a TBS special hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. more

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grandMA Goes To the Movies with Key Role In “Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”

Fans of the family comedy “Night at the Museum” are eagerly anticipating next spring’s release of the sequel, “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” which is now in production with a grandMA and grandMA Light on hand. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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