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Sweden’s Anaview Invests In A Prism Sound dScope Series III Audio Analyzer

Anaview AB, a Swedish technology house that specialises in providing OEM electronics for the audio industry, is the latest European company to purchase a dScope Series III analogue and digital audio analyser from Prism Sound.

Anaview is using its dScope Series III for testing distortion, bandwidth, noise and multi-tone intermodulation products in the development of switch mode amplifiers. It’s an exacting task.

“Perceived sound quality is a very complex topic,? comments Anaview’s CEO Patrik Bostrom. “An amplifier that performs well on the typically presented graphs does not necessarily sound good. In order to find a way to methodically design a good sounding amplifier one has to have a measurement system where the input signal and the performed measurements can be fully controlled by the user. For example, the multi-tone modulation is more important than THD at one frequency. The ability afforded by dScope to design our own test more

White Mark Helps Scramble Soho Install Two New Audio Suites

Studio and technical design consultancy White Mark Ltd has completed the installation and acoustic treatment of two new audio suites at the Portland Mews premises of Scramble Soho, one of the UK’s leading sound design and post production facilities.

Both suites are equipped with ICON D-Command consoles and Pro Tools HD systems and are connected by a fully isolated vocal booth. Scramble has also upgraded the HP platforms in its three existing ICON D-Control rooms to run Pro Tools 8, ensuring the smooth-running and easy exchange of sessions throughout the facility.

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Scramble’s Marketing Director Donna Head says: “The rooms are aimed at the budget conscious client, providing the same level of exceptional service that Scramble is known for, but at a far lower rate. This enables those who are working to ever tighter budgets the benefit from the same more

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White Mark Ltd Ends 2010 On A High Note

Despite the economic doom and gloom, UK studio and acoustic design consultancy White Mark Ltd is reporting an exceptionally busy end to 2010, with 17 major projects under construction on four different continents.

Among these are new radio studios in Egypt, a film production and post production complex in Moscow, multimedia facilities for an international advertising agency in New York, a music recording studio in Mexico and three different projects in London, all involving the design and installation of television post production facilities.

White Mark’s Managing Director David Bell says: “We are noticing a definite trend for larger projects that involve a number of different recording, editing and post production facilities in the same building. It is not uncommon for us to be designing and installing up to 20 rooms at a time for just one client. Most of this work is for film and television production and more

Oxygen DCT introduces Gold Series range of super high grade 10 bit LCD picture monitors

Following the success of it Penta Series LCD monitors Oxygen DCT announces the introduction of its Penta Gold Series of 10-bit LCD reference picture monitors.

Whilst not the most renowned brand, Oxygen DCT’s Penta series monitors are acknowledged by experts and users as the high quality broadcast picture monitors, often referred to as reference monitors as they are used as replacements for legacy grade 1 CRT monitors. The stunning new Penta Gold Series give astonishing images with lifelike detail and true colours, never before seen on broadcast picture monitors.

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“Numerous broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, C4, RedBee and IMG, have held ‘technical evaluations’ and ‘shoot outs’, choosing Penta Series picture monitors for critical applications within their facilities,? says Oxygen DCT Director Steve Hathaway. “Monitor quality is currently a key issue within the broadcast industry and therefore it is more

Jünger Audio’s Small MIX4 Is Beautiful For Zurich Radio Station Radio 1 AG

Radio 1 AG has invested in seven Jünger Audio MIX4 compact mixers to record telephone interviews and other source material for its programming.

This privately owned commercial radio station broadcasts a mixture of news, music, phone-ins and special reports to local audiences in Zurich, Switzerland.

“We don’t have a large studio set-up, so we were looking for compact mixers that were truly versatile,? says Sandro Huber, Head of Technology and IT. “The Jünger Audio MIX4 is ideal for our purposes because it offers a large number of features for its small size. We have installed the units throughout our facility where they are being used for audio limiting, to control our Mandozzi crosslines and for controlling telephone interviews.?

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Jünger Audio’s MIX4 compact four-fader mixers offer many different configuration possibilities making them ideally suited to a wide range of more

DK-Technologies Appoints EMEA Gateway To Boost Sales in the Middle East.

DK-Technologies is delighted to announce the appointment of EMEA Gateway to assist with its sales efforts in the Middle East.

EMEA Gateway specialises in the provision of sales and marketing channels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company is headed by Guy Elliott, who has more than 25 years of experience in the international professional broadcast and media industry spanning creative, technical, commercial and management roles.

Richard Kelley, Sales and Marketing Director for DK-Technologies, says: “One of our key goals for 2011 is to increase our market penetration and brand awareness in the Middle East. We have an excellent range of products that are ideally suited to the Middle East broadcast and post production environments. EMEA Gateway can provide us with a conduit to a large network of resellers, and Guy’s experience and contacts in the broadcast market will enable us to deliver our solutions more

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Prism Sound Group Acquires Business Assets of Imerge Ltd

The Prism Sound group is pleased to announce that it has purchased certain assets of Imerge Ltd, the award-winning home media server business formerly affiliated with Linear LLC of Carlsbad, California, USA.

Imerge® brands will continue with current production as well as new product development under the ownership of Prism Sound. Customer support will be maintained for all former customers of Imerge Ltd, including OEM partners Elan, Speakercraft, Xantech and Revox. Prism Sound has retained key members of the former Imerge team in research and development, production, customer support and sales, while finance and marketing will be resourced from the Prism Sound team.

Ian Dennis, Chief Technical Officer at Prism Sound, comments “Imerge is a fine example of outstanding technical innovation in the UK and we are proud to take over the baton. We will be concentrating on maintaining the impressive record Imerge has built with innovation more

SADiE Helps Studio 5/5 Bring Nightmares To Life

Audio post production facility Studio 5/5 has been employing its SADiE digital audio location recorders and workstations to complete the sound design for a number of new theme park rides and attractions.

Headed by Jean-Jacques Quinet, the Brussels-based audio post production facility has been a SADiE user since 1996 and is currently running six SADiE systems including a SADiE H64, a PCM8, a PCM2 and three SADiE LRX2 Location Recording Workstations – one of which was recently acquired for the facility’s new studio in Paris.

“Among the many projects we undertake is the creation, from scratch, of sounds for theme parks,? Jean-Jacques Quinet explains. “We get involved in all aspects of the audio, including consulting on the sound system and helping the customer choose the right equipment, positioning the loudspeakers, calibrating the system, creating the soundtracks (both linear and interactive), preparing different language versions and integrating special sound more

Oxygen DCT Adds Seven New Products To Its GlueBox™ Mini Series Converter and Interface Range

The world leading GlueBox™ Mini Series system of compact interfaces, converters and distribution products get a high definition boost with seven new user developed products.

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Oxygen DCT has developed this enormous range of compact ‘stand-alone’ ‘glue’ boxes over the last five years which now consists of 43 different products. It is enhanced with the addition of four new types of 10-bit 3G/HD-SDI audio embedders and de-embedders, a 3Gb/s DA, a phantom powered 3GB/HD-SDI reclocking distribution amplifier, 3G/HD-SDI fibre converters and a low-cost, high quality HD-SDI to analogue monitoring converter with composite and component analogue outputs.

Oxygen DCT’s GlueBox™ Mini Series system is the most versatile system in the world, allowing users to deploy the compact ‘glue’ boxes as standalone units, incorporate an onboard battery or be mounted in either 1RU or 2RU 19? rack mount chassis.

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Jünger Audio Announces Integration With VSM

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Dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio is delighted to announce that the groundbreaking C8000 LEVEL MAGIC™ automated audio loudness control system can now connect to the Virtual Studio Manager (VSM) panels that are commonly used in Outside Broadcast vehicles and broadcast facilities where space is at a premium. more

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