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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Fairlight Launches XCS Panel for Constellation Console

Fairlight has responded to overwhelming calls to bring its Xynergi based SLICK (self labeling illuminated computer key switches) technology to its popular Constellation large format mixing consoles. The XCS panel, which stands for Xynergi Centre Section, is now an available option across the complete range of its Constellation console series.

The Xynergi controller technology was first launched to the world in the form of the desktop Xynergi Media Production Centre and, according to Fairlight’s Sales & Marketing Director, Stuart DeMarais, “it quickly became clear that with the Xynergi technology, we had invented a controller that re-defined how users interface with their creative environment. Once they’d experienced Xynergi any other interface experience became a compromise. It was only a matter of time before we had a crescendo of voices asking for us to incorporate the Xynergi interface into our large format consoles and now we have pleasure in delivering this to the market?. more

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Fairlight Launches V2.0 Software

Fairlight has taken its CC-1 accelerated DREAM II platform to even greater heights with the release of its powerful Version 2 software.

Proving beyond doubt that Fairlight technology has now come of age, V2.0 delivers an unprecedented army of new features developed specifically for the professional user. Representing much more than just an upgrade, this new software is the culmination of months of intensive, customer-focused R&D effort. The result is a product so powerful that it far exceeds any other competitive platform on the market today. more

DK-Technologies Sells First Multi-Channel Waveform Monitors

Visions, the largest independent Outside Broadcast facilities company in the UK, has taken delivery of the first batch of award-winning PT0760M Multi-channel Video Waveform Monitors to roll off the DK-Technologies production line in Denmark.

Although not officially due to ship until August, six of the units – literally serial numbered one to six – were rushed through the production process ahead of schedule so that Visions could use them for its coverage of Wimbledon 2008. Within hours of Rafael Nadal’s epic victory over Roger Federer, the units were being packed up for an epic of their own – the journey to Beijing, where they played a vital role in capturing the Olympics for US broadcaster NBC.

Visions Technical Director Rob Newton, who spent two weeks in China overseeing the broadcasts, says: “The DK units proved to be incredibly reliable and we had absolutely no problems with them, which is always a good sign for the future of such a new piece of technology. Our engineers really liked them and although we were only using a fraction of their functionality, they turned out to be really useful additions to our equipment list.? more

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