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Fairlight’s New Pyxis-MT Makes Its Debut On The Emmy Award-Winning Ellen DeGeneres Show

Award-winning sound mixer Terry Fountain is using Fairlight’s new Pyxis-MT to record audio and video for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a daily talk/variety show that is produced in Los Angeles and syndicated nationally across the USA by Warner Bros. Television.

Standing for Pyxis Multitrack, Pyxis-MT is a versatile audio and video capture, playback and file transfer system that combines the functionality of a fully featured HD non linear recorder/player with a professional 192 track audio recorder built in one. The system provides true HD VTR performance and includes Fairlight’s extensive drag and drop file handling capabilities. Powered by Fairlight’s Crystal Core engine, Pyxis-MT can record up to 96 tracks of sample locked, floating point audio along with High Definition video. An additional 96 tracks are available in the track laying process for track hungry applications. more

Fairlight Launches Pyxis-MT – A Swiss Army Knife For Today’s Production Environments

Recording simultaneous high quality multitrack audio and uncompressed High Definition video has just become much easier thanks to the introduction of the Fairlight Pyxis-MT, a truly versatile audio and video capture, playback and file transfer system with a plethora of useful functions and features.

Billed as a ‘High Definition Swiss Army knife’ for today’s production environments, the Pyxis-MT (which stands for Pyxis Multitrack) combines all the functionality of a fully featured Pyxis HD non linear video recorder with a professional 192 track audio recorder. Simple to use, effective and reliable, the Pyxis MT is the perfect multitrack companion for recording music, live events, ADR, Foley, live theatre sound and live television including sports broadcasting and music concerts. It is also a cost-effective HD VTR for video switcher feeds and can play a useful role onboard Outside Broadcast trucks or as part of a mobile recording unit. more

Fairlight Welcomes Connie II and Connie III to Its Family of World-Class Mixing Consoles

Fairlight Connie IIFairlight’s ability to respond to the demands of the market has once again been highlighted by the release of two new ‘budget busting’ versions of its popular large-format Constellation mixing console.

The new arrivals – Connie II and Connie III – are ideally suited to customers who enjoy working in a console environment but require a compact footprint and expect real value from their investment. Incorporated into each model is the recently launched XCS panel, which stands for Xynergi Centre Section. XCS brings the power and flexibility of Fairlight’s award-winning Xynergi controller technology, which was previously only available in desktop form, to the entire Constellation range. more

Tonzauber Takes Delivery of the First SADiE LRX2 in Austria

Producer Hermine Starringa and Recording Engineer Georg Burdicek at work on location at Heiligenkreuz Abbey. © Tonzauber 2008Vienna-based recording studio Tonzauber has expanded its equipment list by taking delivery of the first SADiE LRX2 multitrack location recording interface in Austria.

The system, which was supplied by SADiE’s Austrian and German distributor ForTune, is being used as part of a mobile recording rig to capture live classical and acoustic performances by national and international artists. more

Prism Sound Unveils New Look Maselec Master Series EQ And Compressor

The Maselec MEA-2 EqualizerPrism Sound’s highly-regarded MEA-2 stereo analogue equalizer and MLA-2 stereo compressor have both undergone major upgrades to improve their performance and update their appearance.

On show for the first time at AES in San Francisco (Booth 725), the new versions of these two modern-day classics were updated by engineer/producer Leif Mases who first developed the MEA-2 and MLA-2 for Prism Sound in 1995. Leif’s work with a diverse range of artists including Abba, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck and Black Sabbath, as well as co-ownership of the renowned Marcus Studios in London, provided the essential experience using the “tools of the trade” needed to define and implement new and improved professional audio components. more

Virtuel Audio Invests In The Power of Fairlight’s Latest Technology

Laurent Herinaux at Virtual AudioLocated in the heart of Paris, Virtuel Audio is a three-studio facility that specialises in audio post production for the television and advertising markets. Its clients include many of the country’s top broadcasters and advertising agencies, such as France TV Group, Canal+ and several private production companies. more

Fairlight Technology Helps Capital TV Expand In Cyprus

Capital TV engineers Thanasis Kolovos (back) and George VereketisCyprus-based broadcaster Capital TV has invested in a Fairlight Xynergi with a 12-fader sidecar, which has been installed in the broadcaster’s first dedicated audio post production suite.

Capital TV, which is based in Limassol and produces a daily mix of local news, magazine and sports programming, recently decided to expand its business by offering facilities for dubbing and trailer production. more

Highway Television Invests In Fairlight’s First ‘Xynergi Powered’ Constellation Mixing System

Huges Bonnet at Highway TelevisionAs part of its continuous efforts towards greater productivity, Highway Television has become the first post production facility in the world to invest in a new Fairlight Constellation with Xynergi Centre Section. more

Wave Buys Four Flagship DK-Technologies Meters For Its London And Amsterdam Studios

DK-Technologies has supplied four of its flagship MSD600M++ audio meters to award-winning sound design studio Wave so that the facility can tackle the issue of the perceived loudness of audio signals and monitor audio in mono, stereo and 5.1. more

Sony Broadcast Installs DK-Technologies Sync Generators In Two New OB Vehicles

DK-Technologies has supplied Sony Broadcast with four PT5300 Sync and Test Signal Generators, which are currently being installed in two new Outside Broadcast vehicles destined for Serbian state broadcaster RTS. more

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