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Jim Van Winkle Named Professional Wireless Systems GM

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ORLANDO: Jim Van Winkle, former director of regional services for the Masque Sound Corporate Theater Division, has rejoined the firm as General Manager of its Orlando, Fla. based Professional Wireless Systems division.

Van Winkle cut his pro audio teeth as shop manager for Sound Associates in NY from 1978 -’87, while simultaneously serving as sound mixer and electrician with the original Broadway production of “CATS.’ He began his relationship with Masque Sound while loading the show into the Winter Garden Theater. He also served as house mixer for Radio City Music Hall during that period. Van Winkle later toured as FOH and Monitor Mixer for both Harry Belafonte and Lena Horne. more

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CBC/RADIO-CANADA MONTREAL AUDIO POSTPRODUCTION ADDS SONNOX RESTORE

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MONTREAL: CBC/RADIO-CANADA Audio Postproduction has selected the Sonnox Restore suites for use on the full range of its multifaceted programming.

Jean Diamant, CBC Supervising Technician – TV Technical Production, reports, “We added Sonnox Restore Suites to the CBC/Radio-Canada Montreal audio postproduction software inventory because they have an intuitive interface, a wide range of parameters and the ability to process quickly as AudioSuite plug-ins. They also complement our other restoration products.” more

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CBC/RADIO-CANADA MONTREAL AUDIO POSTPRODUCTION ADDS SONNOX RESTORE

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MONTREAL: CBC/RADIO-CANADA Audio Postproduction has selected the Sonnox Restore suites for use on the full range of its multifaceted programming.

Jean Diamant, CBC Supervising Technician – TV Technical Production, reports, “We added Sonnox Restore Suites to the CBC/Radio-Canada Montreal audio postproduction software inventory because they have an intuitive interface, a wide range of parameters and the ability to process quickly as AudioSuite plug-ins. They also complement our other restoration products.” more

SONNOX Launches iPhone App

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Oxford Plug-ins Tutorials & Demos In Your Pocket Now

OXFORD, UK: iPhone owners seeking demos and tutorials of Sonnox Oxford Plug-ins will be instantly gratified with the launch of the new Sonnox iPhone App.

A simple tap on iPhone is all it takes to view Sonnox tutorial videos on the entire range of Oxford Plug-ins, plus a collection of informative, entertaining demos by such celebrated producer/mixers as Fab Dupont, Nils Hahman and manly others, sharing their pro mixing tips and tricks. The Sonnox App also features anecdotal user stories, from a host of successful professionals who use Oxford plug-ins daily in their work, whether music recording or mixing, and in both live and post applications. more

WSDG + MAXICON = WSDG MIAMI: World Class Acoustic Design & Integration

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From Jimi Hendrix & Alicia Keys To Fito Paez, MTV & Hoffman La Roche

MIAMI: Since 1969, the Walters-Storyk Design Group (www.wsdg.com), has created over 3000 recording studios and professional audio production environments for clients, ranging from Jimi Hendrix, Alicia Keys, Green Day and Bruce Springsteen to international corporations, broadcasters, such as MTV (Argentina,) and PBS; Jazz At Lincoln Center and other performance venues; and studios for such Latin stars as Fito Paez (Argentina), Ivette Sangalo (Brazil) and Daddy Yankee (Puerto Rico). By joining forces with Maxicon, a 10-year-old Miami-based Audio/Video design and installation company, WSDG Miami establishes a unique ability to provide world-class architectural /acoustic design and audio video integration services to a diverse clientele. more

PWS PERFORMS MAGIC FOR PENN & TELLER THEATER

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Innovative DB-16 Functions As RF “Decongestant”

LAS VEGAS: Comedic magicians Penn & Teller are putting Professional Wireless Systems’ RF “Decongestant” wizardry to good effect for the latest permutation of their long-running live show. The Penn & Teller Theater in the Las Vegas Rio Hotel recently served as the PWS DB-16 beta site, and the real-world results of this innovative new filtered receive/multi-coupler have proved genuinely amazing. more

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK DP EIGIL BRYLD ENGAGES DP DAILIES PROCESS

Innovative Mega Playground Workflow System Accelerates Barry Levinson/Al Pacino HBO Film to Debut April 24

NEW YORK: Accomplished DP Eigil Bryld discovered a prototype of Mega Playground’s innovative DP Dailies thru DI process while working on the 2009 Jeff Daniels/Ryan Reynolds Paper Man. at the West Village production/post production complex. “When Playground CTO Terry Brown and principal Eitan Hakami demoed their new dailies thru DI solution for me, I found it a fast, cost-effective process for providing a consistent creative look for digitally printed dailies from original camera negative,? he says. more

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FRENCH NATIONAL AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE SELECTS SONNOX RESTORE

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Innovative Audio Restoration Plug-ins To Refurbish Historical Archives

PARIS: INA, the French National Audiovisual Institute, is a repository of the French radio and television audiovisual archive. Featuring a search tool indexing over 100,000 archives and 20,000 + hours of historical programming, in 2006 INA introduced www.ina.fr as a free online consultation website for students, journalists and researchers. To ensure the highest possible sound quality for these historic broadcasts, Vincent Fromont of the Institute’s Restoration/Mastering Audio Department recently acquired six Sonnox Restore Suites. more

15th Annual TEC L.A. Open Slated For May 17th

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Platinum Engineer Al Schmitt Will Chair Sound Industry Charity Tournament At Malibu C.C.

Proceeds To Benefit House Ear Institute Hearing Health Programs And TEC Awards’ TECnology Hall of Fame

Walnut Creek, CA – March 9, 2010 — Some of the world’s most renowned music producers and engineers, along with professionals from the pro audio industry’s leading production facilities, manufacturers and distributors will converge for the 15th Annual TEC L.A. Open, to be held Monday, May 17, at the Malibu Country Club. Returning as Honorary Chairman is famed recording engineer Al Schmitt, a member of the TEC Awards(c) Hall of Fame and recipient of 20 Grammys (r), as well as the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award. more

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NEW MEGA PLAYGROUND WEBSITE GOES LIVE

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Special DP Dailies Discount Through April 2010

NEW YORK: Mega Playground, a leading West Village-based post-production complex has launched a comprehensive new website, http://www.mega-playground.com.
In conjunction with the new site, company principal Eitan Hakami has initiated a special reduced rate for the facility’s proprietary DP DAILIES DI quality workflow process. Featured in articles by many leading trade magazines, available in the site’s Press Section. DP DAILIES has been recognized as an innovative, cost-effective breakthrough in speed and quality for film and TV video dailies. more

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