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MASQUE SOUND RE-TEAMS WITH AKUSTIKS FOR BROADWAY’S NEW VICTORY THEATER UPGRADE

NEW YORK: At 111 years of age, The Victory Theater on West 42nd Street has staged every conceivable theatrical presentation, from straight plays to live burlesque, even a brief stint as a XXX movie house. In 1992, The Victory became one of seven historic theaters adopted by The New 42nd St. Inc. a not-for-profit organization created by NYC and NYS to revitalize the district. Renamed The New Victory in December1995 following a $11.4 million renovation, the theater now presents exclusively family-oriented shows and is mandated by its not-for-profit status to maintain tickets within the $9.00 to $38.00 price range.

By 2010, the sound system installed during the 1995 renovation was beginning to show its age. “We were basically OK with the EAW-based system, but it was mid-range, and inadequate for the more ambitious productions we’ve been mounting,” explains New Victory director of production, David Jensen. “Anthony Nittoli had more

‘TIS, At 63: An Indomitable Club In Tune With Changing Tastes

WSDG-E Keeps Atlantis Basel Relevant, Fun and ‘Neighborly’ With Innovative Martin Audio – Residual Hearing System

BASEL, SWITZERLAND: Commonly known as ’tis to six generations of fans, the Atlantis Basel’s ‘live long and prosper’ policy has kept it one of Switzerland’s largest and most popular music halls for 63 years. The recipe for this longevity: keep pace with changing times and tastes via equal measures of culinary and entertainment treats. Founded as a café in 1947, ‘tis became a unique jazz restaurant in 1957. In 1975 it morphed into a rock club featuring concerts by Black Sabbath and other mega stars. In the late ‘90’s‘tis revitalized for the DJ generation. Today, the Atlantis continues to cook as a club, lounge and restaurant.

To modernize and maximize its acoustic potential Atlantis host Jürg Wartmann and resident DJ Cedric Eichenberger were committed to replacing their ten-year-old audio system. Their more

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Sonnox Warms February With Special 30% Discount Promo

Broadcast, Post & Restore Bundles Offered at Reduced Price Thru Feb. 28

OXFORD, UK: Released to highly favorable reviews in late 2010, Sonnox Broadcast and Post Bundles have quickly become post and broadcast production tools of choice, with the award-winning Restore Suite (included in the Post bundle) being put to work on such high-profile projects as The First 48 and The Sound of Music 50th Anniversary DVD, Blu-ray editions.

Sonnox Sales and Marketing Manager, Nathan Eames, has announced that all three of these popular bundles – Post, Broadcast and Restore – will be available at a 30% discount for the month of February. Specifically targeted at their respective sectors, these Sonnox Oxford plug-in bundles have proven themselves as intuitive, time saving and cost-effective problem-solvers for a wide range of broadcast/post-production challenges. The offer will expire on February 28, 2011.

* Sonnox Broadcast: EQ, Dynamics, Inflator, more

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Northwest College Leans On WSDG For Studio Design

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POWELL, WYO: An enthusiastic AES member, Robert Rumbolz has always made a point of attending Broadcast Facility Design Panels chaired by John Storyk at recent Conventions. In 2009 as he was reviewing plans for a teaching/recording studio for the Music Department of Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., where he serves as Music Dept. Coordinator and Director of Music Technology, Rumbolz visited the Walters-Storyk Design Group AES Booth at the Javits Center. In a meeting with WSDG principal architect/acoustician John Storyk, he sought an opinion on drawings prepared by CTA, a local (Billings, Montana) architectural firm.

A fervent supporter of pro audio education, designer of many teaching facilities around the country, and a frequent lecturer on studio design and acoustics, Storyk’s initial take on the plans revealed some design issues. A discussion with more

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MTV – LATIN AMERICA ROCKS WITH WSDG STUDIO COMPLEX

BUENOS AIRES: As the focal point of a major international expansion, the recently completed MTV Networks Latin America Studio complex in Buenos Aires represents a major Viacom, Inc. commitment. Designed as the creative production center for MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon, the 40,000 square foot complex features a production /post-production hub created by the Walters-Storyk Design Group. The eighteen-month-long project was led by WSDG-LA, founding partner Sergio Molho and company co-principal John Storyk.

“Built within the footprint of a former motion picture production studio, MTV’s Latin America Studios represent a significant investment for Viacom, an important source of new jobs for the Buenos Aires creative community, and one of the most ambitious assignments of our 20+year relationship with WSDG,? Molho said.

Recommended for the project by Adrian Costoya, a leading Argentine post-production manager, WSDG was tasked with developing ten identical video post-production suites, designed to accommodate the full more

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AES Announces Dates For 130th & 131st 2011 Conventions May 13 – 16, London/October 20 – 23, NYC

NEW YORK: Audio Engineering Society

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Executive Director Roger Furness has announced that the 130th AES Convention will be held in the Novotel London West Convention Centre, Friday, May 13 – Monday, May 16. The 131st Convention is confirmed for NYC’s Jacob Javits Center, Thursday, October 20 thru Sunday, Oct. 23.

“Extraordinarily positive attendee and exhibitor feedback confirmed the success of our 129th Convention in San Francisco this past November,” Furness said. “We received high marks on all levels, technical, social and organizational. A palpable sense of optimism permeated the entire event.

“Our Convention Committees have already begun the year-long process of developing both these major 2011 events. The call for papers has been posted for the London Convention, and NY Convention Chair Jim Anderson meets this week with our Committee here to begin plans for October,” Furness adds.
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AES Announces Dates For 130th & 131st 2011 Conventions

May 13 – 16, London/October 20 – 23, NYC

NEW YORK: Audio Engineering Society Executive Director Roger Furness has announced that the 130th AES Convention will be held in the Novotel London West Convention Centre, Friday, May 13 – Monday, May 16. The 131st Convention is confirmed for NYC’s Jacob Javits Center, Thursday, October 20 thru Sunday, Oct. 23.

“Extraordinarily positive attendee and exhibitor feedback confirmed the success of our 129th Convention in San Francisco this past November,” Furness said. “We received high marks on all levels, technical, social and organizational. A palpable sense of optimism permeated the entire event.

“Our Convention Committees have already begun the year-long process of developing both these major 2011 events. The call for papers has been posted for the London Convention, and NY Convention Chair Jim Anderson meets this week with our Committee here to begin plans for October,” Furness more

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Enthusiastic Exhibitors & Attendees Applaud 129th AES

Tech, Talks, Tweets and Turnout Testify to AES’s Unique Pro Audio Audience

SAN FRANCISCO: A full year of preparation, augmented by hopeful rays of economic sunshine and a spirit-boosting World Series sweep by the SF Giants, provided 129th AES Convention exhibitors and attendees with an enthusiastic platform for previewing the industry’s latest hardware and software advances, re-establishing relationships and, updating business and technical expertise.

Over 14,000 attendees and more than 300 exhibitors crowded the Exhibition Hall, Workshops, Tech Tours, Panels, Platinum, Live Sound and Special Events.

“AES continues to represent the interests of the most serious, most influential and most advanced audience for professional audio gear and technology.” AES executive director Roger Furness says. “The growing appreciation for the quality of our technical programs, coupled with a palpable sense of community and an improving business climate continues to make the AES Convention a bellwether for more

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NYPA ANNOUNCES 2010-2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

NEW YORK: The New York Production Alliance

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introduced its 2010-2011 Board of Directors, Officers and Committee Chairs at a member meeting October 19, hosted by Panavision New York.

“For some time, our primary focus has been advocating for the renewal of the film production tax credits. To continue that work, NYPA has now established a co-chair leadership structure representing industry and labor, to enhance the effectiveness of NYPA as the only non partisan coalition collaborating on solutions for continued growth of New York jobs in production,? said John Johnston, NYPA Executive Director. “While employment of New Yorkers continues to be NYPA’s top priority, the organization can now direct more resources to its educational initiatives, including the encouragement of sustainable green practices in production. Our committees are reorganized to support this implementation.? Johnston added.

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FX LOUIE SERIES PREPPING & POSTING AT NY’S MEGA PLAYGROUND

2nd Season Shooting With RED

NEW YORK: Recently renewed for it’s second season on FX, Louie has also returned to NY’s Mega Playground. In an industry that measures long-term relationships by the nanosecond, writer-director-star, Louis C. K., exec. producer Blair Breard and (by proxy) NY’s Mega Playground make a funny exception to the cliché. Back in 1999, C.K. was writing and directing Pootie Tang, his debut feature. Blair Breard was on board as unit production manager/co-producer. And, Mega Playground founder Eitan Hakami had recently opened his Broadway & 49th Street Avid editorial/telecine company, where he gladly welcomed the irreverent film as an early client. Fast forward to 2010, C.K. and Breard are once again, comfortably ensconced at ‘The Playground,’ only this time in production offices and editorial suites at Hakami’s sprawling 40,000 sq. ft. West Village complex.

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