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White Mark Ltd Announces New Corporate Structure

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Acoustic and technical design company White Mark Ltd has reorganised its corporate structure to give its three directors – David Bell (Managing Director), Derek Buckingham (Architectural Director) and Alan Cundell (Technical Director) – an equal shareholding in the company. more

FIFA World Cup 2010 – Media Logic, Media Technology Provider For ARD And ZDF, Employs Fairlight Technology For Surround Editing

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Another highlight of this year’s sports season is the upcoming soccer FIFA World Cup in South Africa. After successful commencement of HD broadcasting by ARD and ZDF, owners of compatible receivers can look forward to significantly increased image quality.

Following successful cooperation during this year’s Olympic Winter Games, Media Logic is also supporting public service broadcasters ARD and ZDF for this major event as a provider of media technology. more

FAIRLIGHT BRINGS THE COMFORT OF RELIABILITY TO THE OPENING OF WORLD EXPO 2010 SHANGHAI

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With over 70 million people – almost all of them Chinese – expected to visit World Expo 2010 Shanghai, it was imperative that the opening ceremony for this extraordinary event went without a hitch.

Billed as the most spectacular outdoor multimedia display in history, the opening ceremony for World Expo 2010 Shanghai took place at the end of April and pushed the boundaries of technology t its limits. The extravaganza made non-stop use of fireworks, sound and light, with numerous elements such as mobile fountains, laser projections, and the world’s largest LED screen. more

See What You Hear with DK Technologies Loudness Meters

DK-Technologies is simplifying the Loudness issue by allowing you, the audio engineer, to SEE WHAT YOU HEAR.

Thanks to the introduction of a new software upgrade, existing DK customers can adapt their audio meters so that the display shows Loudness in a clear and easy to read format, while still showing any of the usual DK metering scales. No matter what Loudness measurement standard the industry finally decides to adopt, all DK meters will be upgradable to accommodate those recommendations, thereby future proofing these products and giving customers a much more cost-effective solution to this problem. more

Wohler Technologies Inc offers customers the option of Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ Loudness Control

Dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio is bringing its LEVEL MAGIC™ automated audio level control technology to broadcast, cable and satellite customers through a unique integration with Wohler Technologies’ new AMP2-16V modular audio/video processing monitor. more

Friendly Fires use SADiE’s LRX2 Location Recorder For US Tour

Friendly Fires with SADiE LRX2

Live F.O.H mix engineer Richard Barling used a SADiE LRX2 location audio workstation on the recent three-week Friendly Fires tour of the United States.

“The LRX2 performed very well,? Barling says. “I used it to both multitrack record the shows and ‘virtual soundcheck’ at soundcheck time. We ran 28 channels from stage, four lines of music and intro at F.O.H and two audience mics. In total, we recorded 36 channels every night via the two fibre optic MADI cables linked to a Soundcraft Vi6 local rack with MADI outs and one wordclock cable. The audio sounded great.? more

Jünger Audio Makes it Easier For Malaysian Race Goers To Hear When Their Horse Wins

Peter Poers (Junger Audio MD), Alfred Goh, Kim Poh Tan (Junger Audio Asia)

Apart from losing, there is nothing that annoys horse racing enthusiasts more than not being able to hear the race commentary properly. If your horse is about to win, you want to hear every word the commentator says as it crosses the finish line.

This need to deliver exceptionally high quality audio was the rationale behind the Selangor Turf Club’s recent purchase of a Jünger Audio d06 LEVEL MAGIC™ processor, a two channel digital non destructive Loudness Normalizer that provides high quality, automatic control of Loudness on any incoming source, regardless of its input level. more

WBTV Installs Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ To Balance Its Audio Levels

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WBTV, the CBS affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina, has invested in Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ processing to address problems it was experiencing with audio levels after changing from analog to digital transmission.

WBTV is one of the oldest television stations in the USA and one of two flagship stations for Raycom Media. Last year, coinciding with its 60th anniversary celebrations, WBTV switched off its analog channel 3 signal and began broadcasting on digital channel 23. more

Production Consultants invests in Fairlight Xynergi

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St Louis-based Production Consultants has become the latest high-profile studio to invest in Fairlight’s powerful Xynergi Media Production Centre.

The studio was set up in 1986 and is owned and run by award-winning audio expert Bill Schulenburg, whose long and impressive CV covers four decades in the industry and includes working with artists like Stevie Nicks and Manfred Mann; designing and editing sound and pictures for a huge variety of hundreds of TV, radio, videogame, film, theatre and audiobook projects; teaching Audio Aesthetics as an adjunct professor at Webster University; working as a popular voiceover artist; and last, but not least, currently serving as Chairman of the St. Louis Section of the Audio Engineering Society. more

Mixopolis Maintains its Competitive Edge With Fairlight’s CC-1 Technology

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When you have a reputation to maintain, especially in a city as tough and competitive as New York, it is vital to stay ahead of the game by investing in the very latest technology.

This was the rationale behind Mixopolis’ recent decision to upgrade its existing Fairlight Constellation console from Fairlight’s QDC engine to the new Crystal Core (CC-1) technology. The upgrade included Fairlight CC-1 cards with integrated HD video and SX20, a new HP Z800 workstation, and two SSL MADI 24 channel I/O boxes. more

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