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dB AUDIO AND VIDEO INSTALLS REALISTICALLY-PRICED PANASONIC-BASED HD VIDEO SYSTEM AT LIVING HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH

livinghopechurch_stage.JPGBOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY – APRIL 2012: Living Hope Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky is not unlike other mid-sized churches. “Although we had always been happy to embrace new audio and video technologies over the years, the fact that we had fallen behind crept up on us slowly,” said the church’s creative arts pastor, Jon Farmer. In order to stay true to the church’s stated relationship with supporting technologies – “to better connect people with our message,” in Farmer’s words – Living Hope recently undertook a significant overhaul of its video system. Aided by the experts at dB Audio and Video of Gainesville, Georgia, the church now has a full HD presentation and recording system centered on Panasonic cameras, switchers, and projectors. Despite the truly vast improvement in performance, the cost was only a fraction of what it would have been just a few more

ALTINEX ANNOUNCES TNP512 INTERCONNECT BOX

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Brea, CA – April 2012… Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the availability of the TNP512 Interconnect Box, the latest addition to the ever-expanding line of Tilt ‘N Plug interconnect offerings. As a compact interconnect solution designed for installation into tables, podiums, or other furniture as part of an AV presentation system, the new TNP512 offers convenient, one touch access to a variety of video, audio, computer, network, and power connections—making the tabletop connection point attractive for any boardroom or conference room table. Of particular note, the new TNP512 employs a new leaf-spring mechanism—replacing the gas spring design of previous models. more

LECTROSONICS ANNOUNCES WM WATERTIGHT TRANSMITTER

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Rio Rancho, NM – April 10, 2012… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to introduce the WM Watertight Transmitter, the company’s newest addition to its line of highly acclaimed Digital Hybrid Wireless® microphone systems offering compandor-free audio. Combining ‘cabled-microphone’ audio performance combined with a super-tough housing designed to withstand the harshest environments, the new Lectrosonics WM Watertight Transmitter is certain to be well received by theatrical and location sound professionals. more

Penn Elcom appoints David Logan sales manager FANE loudspeakers

Penn- Elcom (penn-elcom.com) renowned case and speaker cabinet parts manufacture announces the appointment of David Logan to North America Sales Manager for FANE Loudspeakers (fane-international.com). David Logan previously held management positions at Hollywood Sound Systems, Westlake Audio, Alpine Car Audio and brings over 40 years of Pro-Audio, MI and Music industry experience to Penn-Elcom. Fane has enjoyed an historic success in Europe with its hand-made in the UK  speakers since 1958, and now brings its full line of high end Pro-Audio and Musical instrument loudspeakers  to North America for the first time. “We’re truly excited about the new relationship between Penn-Elcom and FANE and anxious to provide domestic customers the opportunity to try the quality FANE product for the first time” says David Logan. Contact  David Logan at  david.logan@penn-elcom.com for further details.

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ACIR to Host Yamaha CL Demo at Trump Taj Mahal

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J.—ACIR Professional will host a demo of the new Yamaha CL Digital Console Series on Thursday, April 5th from 12 Noon – 4:00 pm at the Trump Taj Mahal (Atlantic City), Xanadu Theatre. Yamaha Systems Application Engineer, Kevin Kimmel, and Regional District Manager, Bob Quinones, will be on hand to demo the new CL console and will also present the new Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045 Primary Source Enhancer and Dugan-MY16 card. All audio professionals are welcome. RSVP: to Lisa Young (young.lisa7@gmail.com) by April 2, 2012.

Yamaha CL Series Digital Console Series: The Yamaha CL Series is a Dante network-based console featuring remote I/O for a faster, more responsive Yamaha system solution. All three CL models in the Centralogic™ series, only differentiated by frame size and input capability, feature 24 mix buses, 8 matrix buses, plus stereo and mono outputs, and 16 DCAs. The footprint of all three CL consoles is small, yet powerful and has been developed specifically for sound reinforcement applications such as performing arts venues, theaters, houses of worship, touring, and remote broadcast. The high output bus count will be a great benefit to live broadcast and monitor applications.

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045: The new Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045 Primary Source Enhancer has been developed for, and is distributed exclusively by, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. Primarily used in live sound applications, the RND 5045 is a 2-channel analog, 1RU device that not only enables up to 16dB of additional gain before feedback when conditions allow, but because it is a dynamics-only processor, the integrity of the original signal is preserved. The device reduces background sounds and enhances the main audio source, providing clarity and warmth to podium, lavaliere, and headset mics, as well as in extreme situations, such as referee mics.

Dugan-MY16 Card:
The Dugan-MY16 card is designed for current model Yamaha digital mixers and processors including Yamaha 01V96, DM1000, 02R96, DM2000, M7CL, LS9, DSP5D, PM5D, and DME24/64N. Dan Dugan Sound Design automatic mic mixing products eliminate cueing errors, reduce feedback and ambient noise pickup, allow for smooth transitions between talkers, and provide consistent system gain no matter how many mics are open. The card can handle up to 64 live microphones, and is remote controllable.

You may know the “how-to” of sound recording, but do you know the “why” behind it?

Just Published from Focal Press!

The Science of Sound Recording
By Jay Kadis
ISBN: 9780240821542 | $39.95

The Science of Sound Recording will provide you with more than just an introduction to sound and recording, it will allow you to dive right into some of the technical areas that often appear overwhelming to anyone without an electrical engineering or physics background.

Written by Jay Kadis, Lecturer and Audio Engineer for the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, The Science of Sound Recording helps you build a basic foundation of scientific principles, explaining how recording really works. Packed with valuable must know information, illustrations and examples of ‘worked through’ equations this book introduces the theory behind sound recording practices in a logical and practical way while placing an emphasis on the concepts of measurement as they relate to sound recording, physical principles of mechanics and acoustics, biophysics of hearing, introduction to electronics, analog and digital recording theory and how science determines mixing techniques.

KEY FEATURES:

• Provides you with a clear understanding of why we record sound as we do to develop your engineering skills
• Numerous illustrations, diagrams and ‘work though’ equations help unravel the science
• Explanations given in clear simple terms “from the ground up”

Read a recent blog post by Jay Kadis on Focal Press’ blog for everything audio –AudioUndone.com:
So why do we do it like that? Science explains audio practices.

Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for over 70 years. We provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including: audio, film and digital video production, photography & digital imaging, animation, broadcast, theatre and web design.

We are committed to publishing high quality books filled with practical hands-on information, dealing with cutting-edge and converging technologies from the experts in the field. You will find practical solutions to problems, examples you can apply to your work, and valuable insights that will help you keep up-to-date in these highly competitive fields.

Focal Press – learn, master, create.

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DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS PROVIDE AFFORDABLE, EFFECTIVE COVERAGE AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA’S TRASK COLISEUM

trask_coliseum.JPGWILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – MARCH 2012: The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is part of the state’s 17-school university system and currently enrolls over 14,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Basketball is big in the Tar Heel state, and UNCW’s Seahawks basketball team draws crowds composed of students and locals to the 6,100-seat Trask Coliseum. Constructed in 1977, Trask recently benefitted from a $2 million makeover that included new floors, seating, scoreboards, a new video board, and a new high-intelligibility sound reinforcement system. South Dakota-based Daktronics designed and installed the multi-purpose arena’s new A/V system, which includes Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers. Daktronics chose the Danley SH-100B and SH-100 boxes based on their exceptional intelligibility, pattern control, and value.

“We were on a very tight budget,” explained Mike Maloney, regional audio sales associate with Daktronics. “We always strive for high-efficiency systems, but at UNCW, more

Illinois St Matthew UMC Church Goes Fully Digital With DiGiCo

After years of research, St. Matthew United Methodist Church undertook a major renovation of its technology systems in 2009, including making the leap from analog to digital installing a DiGiCo SD8 as its main audio console. Continuing its digital progression, the house of worship recently added an SD9 with D-Rack (connected to the SD8 via DiGiCo’s Little Red Box), replacing an analog desk at the hub of its video production suite to handle the increased complexity of its productions. Church media consultant Phil Mahder of Training Resources and Ben Shipman, president of AVA Audio Video Associates again assisted in the transition, working with house broadcast engineer DJ Rockwell.

“St. Matthew has been pleased with their SD8 at FOH since they got it 2 years ago,” Mahder conveyed. “The production level for their large dramas has made the mixer a must—even their Sunday services have had so much complexity that they are using the potential of the SD8 routinely. Not only do they have a lot of sources on stage, but they also do a rapid and complete changeover between services as they switch music styles. The church has been on local cable for many years, producing a quality product in both content and production value. Since getting the SD8, they have realized that the analog console in the video control room has been a limitation. Although they have remote control over the SD8 from the video station, there were conflicts at times between the goals of the FOH operators and the video operators. When the SD9 was introduced, we all quickly realized that this would be the perfect replacement for the analog console in the video control room, making FOH and video independent and completely digital. With the SD9′s affordable price tag, everyone was in agreement.”

Ironically, the DiGiCo SD systems were Rockwell’s first foray into the digital mixing realm. Growing up at St. Matthew and actively involved in the media ministry for the past 10 years, he’s a third generation broadcast engineer with a keen interest in trending technology—particularly as it relates to video production. He found the DiGiCo desks to have a well-thought-out design offering an intuitive ease of use and fantastic sound quality.

“When we originally put the system in, back in 2009, we knew that there would be some more upgrades to come—especially for the video mix,” Rockwell said. “We started off mixing for video with an analog console, and then switched to a computer running the SD8 remotely. We were all in agreement that the new SD9 would be ideal for us, and were able to demo one prior to purchase. In fact, I was able to make a demo reel that showed how much it would improve the quality of our videos, which very much helped to convince the committees in charge of granting the funding. The SD9 proved to be the perfect solution for our problem and improved our productions greatly.”

Once the console was installed, Rockwell recalled, it was ready to run within an hour. “It sounded great and the processing was seamless. The snapshots were very smooth and easily customizable. St. Matthew is a house of worship that has been into technology for a long time, and we do our best to stay on the cutting edge. We started airing our services on cable more than 25 years ago, and now also stream live. On Sundays, we have three services back-to-back with no time for rehearsals in between and can be as simple as three mics and as extreme as 75-plus inputs. The SD8 and SD9 made these 15- and 20-minute switchovers—from Traditional to Contemporary to Blended with choir and orchestra—possible. Besides our normal worship services, we also put on two technically intensive productions each year, at Easter and Christmas, with a cast, crew, and orchestra of over 300. Having this kind of digital footprint—with all the bells and whistles it affords—is a must-have for what we do.”

DiGiCo’s Little Red Box (LRB) played an integral role in integrating the SD8 with the SD9. “It allowed us to take the second MADI I/O on the SD8, run it into the LRB—which is then sent to the SD9 over CAT5E. This enables us to send the local inputs on the SD8 to the SD9 using direct outs.”

From the crew to the congregation, everyone at the church has been extremely pleased with the SD9. “It’s really improved the audio quality of our worship services and productions,” Rockwell concluded. “We stream our services live and air them on cable, the quality of which has noticeably improved by our members who watch on line or at home.”

Clark Introduces New Ultra-Flexible HD/SDI Coaxial Cable

Clark Wire & Cable™, NAB Booth #C8137, is introducing its new ultra-flexible CD7559F high definition coaxial cable for digital and HD/SDI video. Built to the same standards as Clark’s installation grade CD Series coax, the CD7559F features a high flex-life stranded center conductor and ultra-flexible Mink™ PVC outer jacket for easy handling and durability in remote broadcast, portable staging and patching applications.

Designed for precision electrical performance and high-bandwidth, the CD7559F has the critical electrical characteristics required for 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s uncompressed video transmission, meeting or exceeding SMPTE 292M and 424M standards. Featuring a gas-injected, precision 75 Ohm dielectric and a 4.5 GHz bandwidth, the CD7559F is sweep-tested and 100% verified to guarantee consistent performance.

To deliver both ease of handling and high flex-life reliability, the CD7559F has a finely stranded, video-grade center conductor. This conductor has the tight tolerance, precision diameter specifications required for digital video applications, yet can withstand prolonged flexing and coiling. For exceptional flexibility and abrasion resistance, the outer jacket is extruded from Clark’s proprietary Mink PVC jacket that is ideal for both remote broadcast and studio applications.

“The CD7559F brings the performance of our CD Series HD/SDI coax into an ultra-flexible and field ready design for remote broadcast, staging and studio environments,” stated Scott Fehl, Product Manager for Clark Wire & Cable. “Built to the same standards as our CD Series, the CD7559F delivers the critical performance required for 1.5G and 3G SMPTE HD/SDI transmission formats in a design that is easy to handle and can withstand repeated flexing applications.”

About Clark Wire & Cable

Clark Wire & Cable, a leader in broadcast and professional AV interconnect technology, is celebrating over 23 years of business. With a focus on quality and innovation, Clark Wire & Cable delivers unique and reliable solutions dedicated to the markets it serves. From precision engineered bulk cable and cable assemblies to connectors, tools and custom panels, Clark Wire & Cable has remained committed to delivering comprehensive interconnect solutions. For additional information, please visit www.clarkwire.com.

METRIC HALO RELEASES PRODUCTION BUNDLE FOR AAX, CELEBRATES WITH SALE

channelstrip-3.JPGMUSIKMESSE, FRANKFURT – MARCH 21, 2012: Today at Musikmesse, Metric Halo announced the release of the Metric Halo Production Bundle for Pro Tools 10. The software will be available starting on March 26, 2012 and consists of seven AAX plug-ins compatible with both Native and HDX DSP systems: ChannelStrip 3, Character, Haloverb, Multiband Dynamics, Multiband Expander, Precision DeEsser, and TransientControl. The software may be seen at the Audiologistik booth – Hall 5.1, Stand A85.

This bundle provides the all the tools necessary to sculpt a mix. Four of the plug-ins contain audio analysis tools from SpectraFoo, giving the user visual feedback of the plug-in’s processing. “We’re thrilled to release the Production Bundle for AAX,” said Allen Rowand of Metric Halo. “We wanted to do more than simply port our existing ChannelStrip plug-in to the AAX format. We wanted to release a suite of more

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