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Cerwin-Vega! Announces New Line of Mixers

Three New Models of Professional Audio Mixers for Live Performance and Recording

Cerwin-Vega! is introducing a line of professional audio mixers that are designed for live performance and recording applications. Available in 10, 12 or 16 channel versions, the new mixer range offers extensive features such as digital sound effects processing and USB input/output for laptop computer playback and recording. Built using premium-grade components that deliver precision audio performance, the mixers feature a commercial-grade metal housing for reliability and longevity. The mixers’ clear markings and color-coordinated knobs also allow for intuitive operation, including fast adjustment and easy operation in low-light situations.

With professional studio quality microphone inputs, dedicated gain controls and switchable phantom power, the new CV Mixers accommodate virtually any microphone. The INSERT, AUX and EFX sends allow connection to external dynamics, equalization and effects units giving a high level of customization. The peak LED indicator allows a user to check on the signal input of each channel. The mixers also feature TAPE IN and REC OUT RCA jacks, which enable users to directly connect to a CD/MP3 player or an audio recorder.

All three models of the CV Mixers feature four stereo line inputs and a MAIN L/R quarter-inch balanced TRS jack output. The 10-channel version also includes two mono line inputs and four XLR microphone inputs; the 12-channel model has four mono line inputs and six XLR inputs and the 16-channel mixer features eight mono line and 10 XLR microphone inputs. The 12- and 16-channel mixers also include a balanced XLR output and balanced sub group with alternate quarter-inch TRS output.

For additional information on all Cerwin-Vega! products, please visit us online at www.cerwin-vega.com.

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BEXEL PARTNERS WITH VIDYOCAST TO PROVIDE NEW A3 FIREFLY HD VIDEO OVER INTERNET SERVICE

Bexel to Highlight Turnkey Solutions for Political, Sports and News Content Contributors at the 2012 NAB Show

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 12, 2012—Bexel (2012 NAB Show Booth C6833), a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division, and the most respected and sought-after provider of broadcast services and solutions, is pleased to announce its new partnership with VidyoCast, the broadcast division of Vidyo®, Inc., to provide HD video over Internet. By teaming up with VidyoCast, Bexel will offer innovative, cost-effective service solutions for clients looking to incorporate remote content/commentary contribution into newscasts and live productions, including A3 Firefly, a light weight, small but powerful solution for Internet broadcasting, part of Bexel’s A3 (anyone, anytime, anywhere) line of flypack systems. more

Auralex Earns High Grades for Retrofit at Suffolk County Community College

Custom-Designed Acoustic Treatment Significantly Reduces Slap-Back Reflection in Sports and Exposition Complex

BRENTWOOD, NY, APRIL 11, 2012 – When Dominick Campana, general manager of Pro Sound Alliance, a division of Live Sound, Inc. and a design, sales and installation company specializing in sound systems for performing arts venues, athletic facilities, schools, government buildings and houses of worship, was given the task of retrofitting the Suffolk County Community College (SUNY Suffolk) Sports and Exhibition Complex, he turned to Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, for all of the buildings’ sound treatment needs. Several Auralex ELiTE ProPanels and Custom ELiTE ProBaffles were installed throughout the space.

The 4,000-seat field house’s reflective and parallel surfaces and sloping (quasi-parabolic) steel ceiling structure made the retrofit a necessity: Previous efforts to provide dynamic and articulate sound reinforcement throughout the facility, which is used for a wide array of events and room configurations, were all met with mixed results.

Having worked on a previous project at the school years earlier, Campana and his team were familiar with the buildings’ sound reinforcement problems. “The sound issues at the facility were threefold,” he says. “One, the sound quality was not sufficient for the multipurpose field houses’ needs. Intelligible speech throughout all of the listening areas was paramount, especially for graduation ceremonies. And basketball games, quite simply, had to rock. Two, the logistics required to set up for any one event were too costly and laborious. And three was the realization that the acoustic environment itself needed to be addressed.”

Campana turned to the experts at Auralex to provide a solution. Auralex engineers modeled the untreated space with 3,000 people and estimated the RT60 of 500Hz at 5.83 seconds. Auralex then designed a treatment scheme to reduce that RT60 to 3.15 seconds.

In order to reduce slap-back reflection between walls and achieve an acceptable reverberation time, 64 Auralex ELiTE ProPanels (4ft. x 10ft. x 2in. panels) were used across the walls. ProPanels are a fabric-wrapped, Class A, durable absorbent treatment that are easily wall mounted to help absorb discrete reflections and reverberation. In addition to the wall treatment, 260 Auralex Custom ELiTE ProBaffles (4ft. x 10ft. x 2in. Class A fire-rated panels) were suspended from the ceiling to help further control the room acoustics, especially the reflections between the ceiling and floor.

“Auralex not only provided the acoustic solution we were looking for, they provided a very quick turnaround time that was urgently needed,” adds Campana. “The facility sounds great, looks great and the client was very happy with the results.”

About Auralex Acoustics, Inc.
Located in Indianapolis, Auralex Acoustics was founded in 1977 with a mission to provide top-performing acoustical treatment products at the best value. Since then, thousands of satisfied Auralex customers have experienced improved acoustics, expert advice and exceptional customer service. Auralex products enjoy widespread use among prominent artists, producers, engineers, corporations, celebrities and government agencies.

Auralex Acoustics has become the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions and continues to enjoy rapid growth through an international network of authorized dealers. Visit the Auralex Web site at www.auralex.com. Auralex can be reached via email at auralexinfo@auralex.com or by calling 1-800-959-3343.

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) RF Central microLite HD Elite System Packs Powerful Punch at the 2012 NAB Show

Complete Video RF Link in a Performance Optimizing Portable Package Designed for the Next Generation of Compact Cameras Featuring Full HD/SDI Capabilities

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2012 – Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, features its RF Central microLite HD Elite system at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth C6432 and OE1569).

The RF Central microLite HD Elite system is a complete video RF link in a portable package, with all required accessories specifically chosen to optimize total system performance. Featuring IMT’s award-winning microLite HD Transmitter and microLite HD Receiver, this complete setup includes hand selected antennas that are optimized for high gain, durability and low weight, providing exceptional range without compromising microLite HD’s signature portability. The receiver and transmitter are available in both the 5.8-GHz unlicensed or 2-GHz licensed bands.

“We are delighted at the success our portable RF Central microLite HD Elite system has had since its introduction,” says Integrated Microwave Technologies Divisional Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. “The microLite system provides a complete video RF link in a performance optimizing portable package that allows the user to set up an RF video solution with confidence.”

The microLite HD ultra-compact MPEG-4 COFDM digital transmitter can deliver up to 200mW from a package of less than 12 cubic inches. The latency is less than four frames in low latency setting. It also features superb H.264 HD and SD encoding capabilities while operating in the standard 2k DVB-T COFDM mode. The H.264 video encoder supports the main profile of the H.264 standard, providing a 30-percent bit rate reduction or video quality improvement compared to encoders, which only support the H.264 baseline profile.

Another hallmark feature of the microLite HD Elite system is its ergonomic mounting. The adjustable magic arm mount, from sister company Manfrotto, allows users to confidently set up the system and be sure that it is safe and secure at all times. This allows users to place the receiver in demanding locations and know that it will stay in place and achieve optimal reception.
The transmitter mounting is lightweight and has simplicity at its core. To keep the microLite truly “light,” a camera shoe bracket attaches to a Litepanels Micro light, providing just the right support with minimal added weight to the handheld camera.

In addition, a configurable DC power cabling system and AC power supply allows many options when connecting the system in the field. The adapters and cables can be mixed and matched between the receiver and transmitter for total flexibility, ensuring the user won’t get caught with mismatched power cables ever again.

The entire microLite HD Elite system is packaged in a waterproof pelican case that can go anywhere. The case is custom fitted for all the accessories and has extra space for cables and adapters.

About Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) is a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division. The company comprises the leading microwave brands Nucomm, RF Central and Microwave Service Company (MSC), offering broadcasters worldwide complete broadcast solutions. Nucomm is a premium brand of digital microwave video systems (including COFDM and VSB) for portable and fixed link applications. RF Central is an innovative brand of compact microwave video equipment for licensed and license free broadcast applications. MSC is a premier provider of engineering, integration, technical support, installation and commissioning services. IMT is an ISO 9001:2008 certified QMS organization and recipient of multiple industry awards for design and innovations.

More information can be found at www.imt-broadcast.com.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2011 revenue of £351 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.

Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events.

Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.

Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.

More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

KRK EXPANDS CAPABILITIES AND ENHANCES SYSTEM INTEGRATION OF ERGO WITH SOFTWARE/FIRMWARE UPDATES

Following is information on Support for OSX Lion and Windows 7 Along with New Capabilities

A new software and firmware update is now available for KRK’s leading ERGO® Room Correction System. ERGO is an audio recording interface and room correction system designed to measure and analyze phase and frequency problems within a listening environment. To correct room issues, the internal digital signal processor analyzes and corrects room problems, improving the response at the listening position which results in mixes which translate far better to other playback systems. This latest version includes support for Apple® Mac OSX Lion 10.7.3 and Microsoft Windows® 7 SPI (32-/64-bit), and also improves the capabilities of ERGO, such as installation, calibration and configuration.

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VITEC GROUP ACQUIRES CAMERA CORPS AND EXPANDS REMOTE, SPECIALTY CAMERA SOLUTIONS FOR VITEC SERVICES DIVISION

BURBANK, CA, APRIL 11, 2012—Vitec Group Services Division, the leader in providing the highest quality broadcast equipment and engineering support for the most demanding broadcast and media productions, is pleased to announce the addition of U.K.-based Camera Corps Ltd. to its roster of broadcast solutions providers as part of the Vitec Group’s recent acquisition of the company. more

Clear-Com Unveils V-Series Rotary Panels and E-MADI Card for Eclipse at the 2012 NAB Show

Provides Greater Flexibility and Control, Improving Production Workflow

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 10, 2012 ─ Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, will unveil at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth C8008) two additions to its Eclipse digital matrix intercom family, including a new line of V-Series rotary panels and the Eclipse MADI (E-MADI) card. The new V-Series rotary panels provide users with optimal control over audio level adjustments while the E-MADI card supplies 64 MADI channels per card from the Eclipse-Median or Omega digital matrix frames to achieve higher levels of connectivity during production.

V-Series Rotary Panels
The addition of the V-Series rotary panels to the existing V-Series pushbutton and lever key panels presents broadcasters with the widest range of user control key panel options. When using the new V-Series rotary panels, site technicians and more importantly, the production team can quickly and independently adjust system audio levels from one or more audio sources, including external lines, partylines and intercom from other local and remote control panels. They also support faster and easier audio mixing for IFB assignments, enabling a more efficient production workflow in the fast-paced broadcast environment.

Available in 1RU, 2RU, desktop and extension panel variants, the V-Series rotary panels feature push-listen with mix control knob and a separate push-talk button for easy-to-use, intuitive talk-and-listen monitoring. Colored LEDs show keys that are active, who is calling and what the talk key is programmed to do. V-Series rotary panels have a dual use as intercom and/or assignment panels for IFBs, partylines and groups, even when using expansion panels.

E-MADI Card
Designed in a 6RU form like the other frame cards for the Eclipse-Omega and Eclipse-Median, the E-MADI provides connection with standard MADI devices. The new E-MADI card offers full user set-up and can be configured through the Eclipse Configuration Software (ECS) to supply up to 64 full channels of digital four-wire connectivity per card. E-MADI cards are used to route talent and other incoming feeds across the intercom system for monitoring and the insertion of IFB.

Other key features include sample frequency choices of 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz, a selectable channel/port quantity of 32, 48, 56 and 64, VOX on all 64 inputs, a fiber (MM) SFP duplex LC removable transceiver module and BNC MADI in and BNC out. Users can derive channel labels from a third-party device and can use the MADI channels for high-capacity trunking or audio distribution. The E-MADI card can use AES word clock, SD NTSC/PAL video or Tri-level HD.

“The Eclipse is the most comprehensive digital matrix platform in its class with a broad range of system frames and technologically advanced features,” says Simon Browne, Director of Product Management, Clear-Com. “The addition of the V-Series rotary panels and the new E-MADI card to the Eclipse family of products helps broadcasters achieve high productivity more easily”.

About Clear-Com
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

About HME
HM Electronics, Inc. is a diverse group of companies providing solutions that enhance productivity and customer service in markets including restaurants, sports and professional audio. Founded in 1971, we sell, service and support products in 89 countries worldwide, via company-owned offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China, and an extensive network of HME-authorized distributors, dealers and service agents. Every day quick service restaurants take over 24 million orders using HME systems. With the recent acquisition of Clear-Com, HME is the world’s leading provider of professional intercom systems. To learn more, visit www.hme.com.

Clear-Com Presents USITT Stage Management Award to Carnegie Mellon Student

Continued Sponsorship Highlights Company’s Commitment to the Live Sound/Theater Industry

ALAMEDA, CA, MARCH 30, 2012 ─ Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, continues to demonstrate its dedication to the live sound industry through its ongoing support of the USITT (United States Institute for Theater Technology) Young Designers & Technicians (YD&T) Awards. This year, as the sponsor of the organization’s Stage Management Award, Clear-Com and USITT honored Carnegie Mellon senior, David Beller, for his excellence in stage management and dedication to the performing arts. The award is part of USITT’s annual Conference & Stage Expo, which attracts roughly 4,000 design and production technology professionals each year.

USITT Stage Management Award Recipient and Carnegie Mellon Senior, David Beller.

The YD&T Awards are presented to young designers and technicians in the industry who are beginning their careers and who demonstrate outstanding potential in areas such as stage management, technical production, makeup design, lighting design and more. In recognition of his contributions, Beller, like all past winners, received a cash reward and registration to the 2012 USITT Annual Conference and Stage Expo, where he was provided the opportunity to meet privately with the award adjudicators and sponsors during the conference.

Jaz Wray, Clear-Com’s Regional Sales Manager for Southwestern USA and Latin America, presents the USITT Stage Management Award to Carnegie Mellon Senior, David Beller.

“As the Stage Management Award sponsor for more than a decade, Clear-Com is proud to be a part of the USITT, which serve as a significant platform to unite members of the industry,” says Judy Cheng, Clear-Com’s Director of Marketing. “Clear-Com’s success in the Pro Audio industry began in the theater/live sound industry and we are excited to once again be involved in the USITT Award process.”

“We are pleased to support students in their early successes as well as honor their exceptional skills,” says Jaz Wray, Clear-Com’s Regional Sales Manager for Southwestern USA and Latin America. “We know they will all continue to achieve amazing things in the field. Congratulations to David [Beller] on his exceptional achievements in the area of stage management.”

From the company’s creation of the first beltpack to the innovation of advanced digital matrix systems, integrated wireless systems and intercom-over-IP, Clear-Com has been a key leader in the live sound/theater industry since 1968. Performance professionals and production crews around the world have rapidly embraced Clear-Com products, which have transformed their production workflows for the better. Clear-Com continues to develop best-in-class intercoms to help customers perform their jobs with greater ease and efficiency.

The United States Institute for Theater Technology is an association for design, production and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry to connect, create and communicate their craft with each other. It has served the industry since 1960, effectively highlighting the work and dedication that goes into set design, lighting, costumes, sound, make-up and stage managing. USITT first launched its annual awards ceremony in 1995.

About Clear-Com
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

About HME
HM Electronics, Inc. is a diverse group of companies providing solutions that enhance productivity and customer service in markets including restaurants, sports and professional audio. Founded in 1971, we sell, service and support products in 89 countries worldwide, via company-owned offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China, and an extensive network of HME-authorized distributors, dealers and service agents. Every day quick service restaurants take over 24 million orders using HME systems. With the recent acquisition of Clear-Com, HME is the world’s leading provider of professional intercom systems. To learn more, visit www.hme.com.

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MICHAEL BUBLÉ’S BREAKOUT CRAZY LOVE TOUR RELIES ON DPA MICROPHONES

Multiplatinum Grammy-Nominated Artist Uses the DPA 3521 and DPA 4099 Microphones for All Live Performances

BURBANK, CADPA Microphones’ 4099 Live Instrument microphones and 3521 Cardioid Compact Stereo Kit provide the kind of discreet and lightweight micing that is perfect for any size live acoustic music ensemble on Michael Bublé’s Crazy Love tour. Craig Doubet, Bublé’s FOH mixer, chose DPA because of the complete transparency of the mics. He was also looking to reduce the amount of gain before feedback in the piano and the bleeding of other instruments into the mic while still allowing for easy and repeatable placement. The 3521 stereo kit in particular, has been integral to Bublé’s live sound, since the piano is a large part of the show. more

SSL Duality SE Consoles Drive Degree Programs at Miami Dade College

Two new consoles installed for film and recording programs at North and Kendall Campuses

MIAMI, FL – The School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT) at Miami Dade College (MDC) has chosen Solid State Logic Duality SE Consoles to drive both film and recording degree programs at its North and Kendall Campus studios. MDC chose Duality having had a positive experience with an SSL AWS 900 installed in 2010 in the North Campus recording studio. Miami Dade has installed the two new Duality consoles to provide students with the most advanced analogue platform available for music, Foley, voice-over and sound stage recording, while offering a sophisticated, integrated DAW controller. The new North Campus facility is purpose-built for the film program, with the Kendall Campus recording studio receiving a major facelift.

“We are a learning institution that competes with other institutions that teach sound recording,” says Duane Summers, studio manager for Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus. “SSL is the industry standard, so it made competitive sense for us to go with two Duality consoles. Another deciding factor was that Duality offers a seamless combination of analogue signal flow with an integrated DAW controller, all put nicely together in one neat package. Duality was the best choice to meet the academic needs of our students across all sound recording disciplines.”

The Duality at the North Campus is the centerpiece of a new hybrid, dual control room sound studio, built to round out the program offerings for SEDT’s film program. The larger Duality room shares a soundstage which doubles as a classroom, with the other, smaller, DAW controller-based control room. The complex includes a complete Foley stage, an overdub booth and a piano booth that are acoustically isolated from the main stage so that the studio complex can be used for two projects simultaneously. The second Duality resides in the recently upgraded, high-end music recording studio at the Kendall Campus.

“Our experience with Duality at the rebuilt Kendall studio complex has been grand,” states Summers. “The install and training went very smoothly and this was important as we literally installed the console in the middle of the semester. Those students got the rare opportunity to watch the commissioning of an SSL console as a part of their coursework. Duality is now our icing on the cake for the great program that SEDT offers. Everybody loves the console.”

From a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Film, Television & Digital Production to an Associate in Science degree in Music Business, Creative Production, the MDC School of Entertainment & Design Technology integrates multi-discipline training for each program. Film or TV Production majors, for example, will spend time learning about sound recording using Duality in the more advanced coursework for a well-rounded educational experience.

“We really like Duality as a teaching tool because it addresses every aspect of production a student will encounter in the real world,” explains Summers. “Duality also has a great, crystal clear sound quality, so the students can really hear the difference between microphones or EQ settings. Also, when a student mixes a project, Duality seems to glue the mix together. As good as a mix may sound, once processed though the master bus compressor, everything really sonically pops. Duality also helps the instructor because everything needed for capture and mix can be done from the centre of the console. Students can crowd around and see what processes need to be done.”

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.

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