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Digigram Appoints Point Source Audio as Master Distributor

Digigram Appoints PSA Master Distributor

Philippe Delacroix, President & CEO of Digigram with James Lamb, President of Point Source Audio

Digigram, a world leader in PC audio interfaces and innovative networked audio devices, will be making an important change to the distribution of the company’s end user products in North and South America.

Starting May 1, 2010, Point Source Audio (PSA) will become Digigram’s Master Distributor for these territories. PSA, a burgeoning audio equipment manufacturer and whose leadership has intimate knowledge and expertise of Digigram products, will take over all aspects of distribution and will be the main point of contact for Digigram’s representatives and resellers. more

PureLink’s MX-1800 / MX-3600 Multi-Format Modular Digital Matrix Router

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Little Ferry, New Jersey – PureLink has been known for manufacturing and providing the most reliable and top performing Integrated DVI and HDMI Matrix Routers since 2004. Recently PureLink’s new Modular Digital Matrix Router has been garnering a significant amount of attention due to multi-format to any multi-format with a switching time of under 20 milliseconds. more

THE JUNO AWARDS GO TO SENNHEISER

juno_k_naan.JPGSt. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada, April 2010: Canada’s biggest night in music, the televised JUNO Awards show, was an all-Sennheiser event this year, with every featured vocal performer, as well as hosts and presenters, making use of new 2000 Series and evolution G2 wireless microphones. Quebec’s Solotech supplied production for the thirty-ninth annual event, which was broadcast by CTV from St. John’s in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada on April 18, with wireless coordination and calibration provided by Christian Pageau of Transmission Squelch based in Quebec, P.Q. and RF Wireless Systems Inc. of Nepean, Ontario. more

TV FRAME incorporate your TV into the home decor theme

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With the advent of flat panel TV, you can now hung it onto the wall much like a picture frame. However most people are not utilizing the benefit of having a wall hung TV. Take for example this reasoning; you wouldn’t place a plain picture or painting on the wall, you get a frame for it to make it look nice and then you hang it on the wall. Then why would you place a plain TV onto the wall? Don’t mount it to the wall framed it to the wall with the all new UNIVERSAL FRAME MOUNT. more

STEVE MILLER CHOOSES API 1608 CONSOLE TO RE-RECORD HIS GREATEST HITS

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SUN VALLEY, IDAHO – APRIL 2010: Legendary rocker and bluesman Steve Miller continues to enjoy a life of recording and touring. Godson to Les Paul, the precocious Miller tapped the artistic veins of the Chicago and New York blues scenes before relocating to San Francisco in the midst of its artistic renaissance, where the Steve Miller Band contributed to the playlist that has become a part of the fabric of modern life. Together with respected engineer Kent Hertz (Godsmack, Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan) and eminent producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen), Miller is currently re-recording with the same passion that has attended him his entire life. The trio purchased a 32-channel API 1608 console to contribute the right sound to an otherwise ideal digital workflow. more

RDL Introduces EZ-VM12 1×2 VGA/XGA Distribution Amplifier

EZ-VM12The EZ-VM12 is a high-resolution computer video distribution amplifier with two outputs. The input has an associated front-panel BIT ID switch to assure compatibility with various computers. The two outputs are driven by video line amplifiers that provide flat, wideband response. The EZ‑VM12 is used in houses of worship, restaurants, clubs, meeting rooms, class rooms, conference rooms, stores and in commercial A/V systems.

Mixopolis Maintains its Competitive Edge With Fairlight’s CC-1 Technology

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When you have a reputation to maintain, especially in a city as tough and competitive as New York, it is vital to stay ahead of the game by investing in the very latest technology.

This was the rationale behind Mixopolis’ recent decision to upgrade its existing Fairlight Constellation console from Fairlight’s QDC engine to the new Crystal Core (CC-1) technology. The upgrade included Fairlight CC-1 cards with integrated HD video and SX20, a new HP Z800 workstation, and two SSL MADI 24 channel I/O boxes. more

LONG-STANDING SOUNDFIELD USER UPGRADES • César-Nominated Film Sound Engineer Philippe Vandendriessche Buys ST350

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 2010: Belgian Film Sound Engineer Philippe Vandendriessche has invested in a SoundField ST350 portable microphone for use on location to complement his existing SoundField ST250. A well-known figure in the Francophone film industry for over 25 years, with a library of self-recorded effects and sounds extending to over 75,000 recordings, Vandendriessche was nominated in 2008 for a César film award (the French equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Sound in the French film Séraphine. He acted as chief sound engineer, using the SoundField ST250 to record ambient sound for the film. more

METRIC HALO ULN-8 BATTLES FOR LOS ANGELES

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 2010: The capabilities of digital audio have brought about a paradigm shift in motion picture location sound recording over the past decade, away from traditional analog hardware to more versatile software-based solutions. As production mixer Paul Ledford, C.A.S. recently discovered, a digital audio solution such as Metric Halo’s ULN-8 interface can also handle the increasingly more complex demands of a modern-day film shoot, and may well herald the next step in the evolution of location sound. more

McCLELLAND SOUND GOES FOR ASHLY AMPLIFICATION AND SIGNAL PROCESSING AT AUGUSTA HIGH SCHOOL

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AUGUSTA, KANSAS – APRIL 2010: Like many schools built in the 1970s, Augusta High School in Augusta, Kansas had outlived the usefulness of its sound reinforcement systems and, given the new and relatively inexpensive technologies available today, was ready to shed the clunky interfaces and fuzzy fidelity to which everyone had become inured. The school hired Wichita-based McClelland Sound, among the largest and most experienced sound engineering and contracting firms in Kansas. Founded at the dawn of sound reinforcement in 1928, McClelland is responsible for literally thousands of installations in all manner of buildings throughout the region. Vice president Scott Martin, who began his career with McClelland in 1974, took Augusta High School’s case and, in place of a market leader, used Ashly network-ready amplification and signal processing to give the school worry-free, easy-to-use, and utterly transparent reinforcement. more

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