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Fairlight’s Xynergi Technology Makes Major Inroads Into The Australian Post Production Market

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Fairlight’s award-winning Xynergi Media Production Centre has recently been installed in a number of prestigious Australian audio post production facilities, all of which are citing the system’s versatility and ease of use as key reasons for investing.

Specified as a controller-only system or delivered with a 12 fader sidecar, Xynergi organizes and delivers all the tools needed for high-end audio for video production in all widely used surround formats. The system harnesses the ‘green’ processing power of Fairlight’s CC-1 digital media engine and incorporates integrated PyxisTrack video. The Xynergi controller provides engineers with a desktop user interface that allows them to access all features and functions of the Fairlight CC-1, as well as commonly used Windows applications. more

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Prism Sound Appoints MixRommet To Handle Test & Measurement Range In Sweden

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Prism Sound’s range of test and measurement equipment is now being represented in Sweden by MixRommet, a subsidiary of Oslo-based distributor LydRommet, which already handles Prism Sound’s range in Norway.

Established in 2007, Stockholm-based MixRommet shares service, support and administration facilities with LydRommet. The company is headed by Gunnar Silins, who spent more than 20 years as a sound engineer, maintenance engineer and recording studio manager before moving into pro audio sales. Since 1988 Silins has worked for several distribution companies in Sweden, selling and supporting a number of key equipment brands including Neutrik Test Instruments, which he represented for nearly five years. more

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Southern California Audio Post Facility AudioVision Upgrades To Fairlight’s Constellation XCS Console

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Audio post production facility AudioVision has placed an order for a three-bay Fairlight Constellation XCS console. This will be installed into a custom-built frame that is currently being constructed by AudioVision’s owner, Bill Trousdale.

Based in Orange County, AudioVision was established in 1989 by Trousdale who has more than 35 years experience in the pro audio industry. The facility is equipped to a very high specification, particularly in regards to acoustic isolation and overall sonic purity. All of its audio recording systems are Fairlight, which Trousdale chose because they offer the speed, stability and audio quality that his clients demand. more

Mitomo Upgrades To Fairlight’s Latest CC-1 Technology

Tokyo-based post production facility Mitomo VTC (Video Technical Centre) has upgraded its Fairlight equipment to encompass Fairlight’s latest Crystal Core (CC-1) technology.

The facility has been using Fairlight FAME technology for some years but has now installed two Constellation XCS consoles, powered by the company’s CC-1 engine. The new desks include a three-bay console, which has been installed in studio MA1, and a four-bay console that is the centerpiece of studio MA2. more

Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ Technology Helps Discovery Communications Achieve Loudness Consistency

Discovery Communications has chosen Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ technology to deliver loudness consistency and peak level management across all programs broadcast from its Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic headquarters in Florida.

The broadcaster has installed 15 rack-mounted 8-channel C8086 LEVEL MAGIC modules and 30 C8402 SDI input modules as part of a general technical upgrade of its Miami facility. more

ZDF invests in multiple SADiE workstations

German public broadcaster ZDF has bought seven SADiE PCM-H8 studio workstations for its in-house trailer production department. The new units, which ZDF purchased to replace existing PCM8 systems and take advantage of the additional DSP power in the SADiE 5.5 software environment, were sold by German distributor, For-Tune. more

Independent Studios Standardizes On Fairlight’s CC-1 Engine

One year after installing its first Fairlight Crystal Core (CC-1) system, Milwaukee-based Independent Studios has upgraded its second audio post production suite to encompass CC-1 technology, thus ensuring that projects can move seamlessly from one suite to another.

Since its formation in 1991, Independent Studios has grown from a small, one studio facility specializing in commercial music and sound design to a company handling commercials, documentaries and feature film projects for a wide variety of clients. Its facilities have also grown to include two audio suites – both equipped with Fairlight Constellation consoles – and a music studio. Video editing suites, graphics suites and a new color correction suite are also on site, and these are owned and operated by a separate company, Independent Edit.

Founding director Randy Bobo says: “We have been using Fairlight equipment since 2000, when we installed our first Prodigy 2 and QDC systems. more

Fairlight Technology Helps RTBF Win A Prestigious IBC Award

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A workflow solution designed by Fairlight’s French business partner EuroMedia Technologies played an integral part in helping RTBF, the national broadcaster for the French-speaking areas of Belgium, win a coveted IBC Award for Innovation at the recent 2009 IBC Convention.

EuroMedia Technologies’ AV-Process 3.0 CCE (Crystal Core edition) software was developed to work with all Fairlight products running Fairlight’s latest CC-1 engine. This new media management software was installed at RTBF last year, along with a number of new Fairlight workstations. It is now handling all audio and video files, including Avid and EVS input and outputs, enabling RTBF to automate its entire production workflow. more

Fairlight Announces New Management Structure

Fairlight has announced a re-organisation of its corporate structure.

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The reorganisation, instigated by Fairlight’s investor directors George Kepper, Kenji Fukuda and Rodney Lowe, introduces a formal management team that will enable the company to move forward in line with changing market demands and the future requirements of its international customer base.

Tino Fibaek, the man behind Fairlight’s FPGA technology, takes over in a capacity of General Manager from John Lancken, with responsibility for the company’s world-wide operations. Lancken has left the company to pursue other interests.

Commenting on the restructuring, George Kepper says: “Since the reformation of Fairlight in 2003, Fairlight’s business has grown significantly and John has done a great pioneering job for the company.?

“Our new management structure enables us to capitalise on current growth levels, expand into new territories and deliver even better technical solutions and more

Jünger Audio’s Level Magic™ Technology Improves Audio Quality For IKO Media Group

Luminis Playout, a Hungarian company that provides technical services to the IKO Media Group, is using Jünger Audio’s Level Magic™ technology to provide an enhanced listening experience to IKO television viewers in Central Europe.

IKO is one of the leading production and new media companies in Hungary and currently owns 6% of M-RTL, Hungary’s largest commercial TV station that broadcasts under the name of RTL Klub. The Group has 20 channels broadcasting to viewers in eight countries across the region. Luminis manages the technical facility for the playout of 15 of these channels, including six sports channels, two documentary channels and seven feature film and series channels.

Tamás Csikós, Chief Engineer at IKO Luminis Playout, says: “We broadcast audio in a number of different languages including Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Croatian and Czech. One of our sports channels features multi-audio with parallel Romanian and Hungarian commentary, while our more

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