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Prism Sound’s Orpheus Makes its Glastonbury Debut With Funktion One

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Professional loudspeaker manufacturer Funktion One incorporated a Prism Sound Orpheus FireWire computer interface into the Ambisonics rig it used at this year’s Glastonbury Festival in order to bring studio quality audio to sound playback.

Renowned for the audio quality of its loudspeaker systems, Funktion One prides itself on its minimalist approach to product design in order to maximise performance. more

AVIOM PERSONAL MIXERS ON STAGE AT ITALY’S 60TH ANNUAL SANREMO MUSIC FESTIVAL

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SANREMO, ITALY, JUNE 29, 2010 — Aviom helped with the performances at Italy’s 60th annual Sanremo Music Festival by supplying more than 25 A-16II Personal Mixers, via Sisme Spa, to the show’s entire orchestra. Each year, the popular Italian song contest hosts musicians from all over Italy, who perform original Italian language pieces. The program is televised, and the artists are ultimately judged by viewers watching at home. Described best as a battle of the bands combined with any popular televised music contest, the Sanremo Music Festival is held annually at Teatro Ariston in the city of Sanremo, and has been broadcast live on RAI Uno since 1955. This year’s 60th anniversary festival was viewed by over 10 million people each night. more

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Martin Audio’s Multi-Cellular Sensation Blasts Off

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The first tour of duty for Martin Audio’s new ground-breaking MLA (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array) reached an astonishing climax at the huge Lanxess Arena in Cologne, supporting top German hip hop band Fettes Brot.

Europe’s largest and most modern multi-use arena (with a maximum of 18,000 seats), for concert use the venue is configured for over 14,000—every one of which was filled. more

Comprehensive Announces Addition of HDMI-EZ Termination System!

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The revolutionary HDMI-EZ HDMI termination system is the latest game changer from connectivity leader Comprehensive Cable.

For the first time ever, installers can quickly and easily terminate HDMI 1.4 capable assemblies (4k x 2k, 3D, Deep Color, 1080p and more) to custom lengths in the field using Comprehensive’s exciting new HDMI-EZ termination system. This unique new product finally allows both commercial and residential installers to fully utilize the HD signals of their sources and displays without converting them by giving them the ability to run and terminate HDMI cables to the exact lengths needed on demand as they have done with analog cables for years. more

AES COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS STEER 129TH CONVENTION TOWARDS BRIDGE TO FUTURE

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SAN FRANCISCO: Guiding the 129th AES Convention Committee on their journey to the “Bridge To The Future,” which will culminate at SF’s Moscone Center Nov. 4-7, are Committee Co-Chairs Valerie Tyler and Jim McTigue. AES Executive Director Roger Furness considers these team leaders outstanding co-pilots for the upcoming event. “Both Valerie and Jim are long-term AES champions who have participated regularly in previous convention as well as local section events. We are fortunate to have the benefit of their creative, managerial and technical skills at the helm of this year’s Committee,” Furness comments. more

GAME ON AUDIO UPGRADES STUDIO A WITH SOLID STATE LOGIC C300 CONSOLE FOR VIDEO GAME AUDIO PRODUCTION

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C300 Flexibility Covers Multiple Missions

MONTREAL, CANADA – Game On Audio, the audio for video game powerhouse with studios in Montreal and Los Angeles, and partner studios in Toronto, Vancouver, New York and Paris, recently installed a Solid State Logic C300 HD Master Studio System with 32-faders and 192 channels of DSP in its new Montreal Studio A. Game On Audio has provided a wide variety of services for the gaming industry over the years participating in over 100 titles from 15 studios including Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, 2K Games, Tangent Games, Activision and Microsoft Studios. The C300 is used to handle the ever growing complexity of post production mixing for video games. The C300 is joined by an SSL XLogic Mynx with two SuperAnalogue™ mic pres for vocal recording and two SSL XLogic Delta Link MADI HD units. more

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TV5’s Cable Viewers Reap The Benefits of Better Audio Thanks To Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ Technology

Philippines-based television network Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5) has installed Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC™ technology to balance the audio transmissions it is sending to various cable operators throughout the country.

Currently owned by MediaQuest Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, TV5 has recently undergone a complete re-branding which has resulted in a substantially increased audience share. It now has more than 11% of the market, making it the third largest station in the Philippines. more

Barix and BellCommander Enable Audio Scheduling and Distribution for Calvary Baptist School and Church

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Calvary Baptist School and Church will distribute background music across campus using the Barix Annuncicom 1000 two-way zoned audio and control device

K-12 school distributes audio events to seven zones; Barix Annuncicom 1000 multi-zone device will soon stream background music across campus

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, June 14, 2010 — Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, Calvary Baptist School and Church, located in the Houston metropolitan area, is using Barix Audio over IP equipment as a core part of its multi-zone voice and audio scheduling system for K-12 classrooms. The campus is also installing a Barix Annuncicom 1000 two-way IP audio device to stream music and announcements to eight outdoor zones during school days and worship-oriented events. more

Sonic and DTS Partner to Significantly Enhance the Digital Movie Download Experience

RoxioNow Platform to Help Establish New Format for Delivering High Quality Video with DTS High Performance Audio to Connected Devices

Novato and Calabasas, CA – Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC) and DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTSI), today announced a partnership that will bring DTS’ highly regarded multi-channel audio format to the RoxioNow premium entertainment platform. The collaboration will enable Sonic’s retail partners, such as Best Buy and Blockbuster, to significantly enhance the viewing of premium movies, next-day television shows, and independent films with richly immersive 5.1-channel surround sound. more

Yamaha Professional CD Players Make InfoComm 2010 Debut

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the InfoComm 2010 debut of two new professional CD players that specifically address the A/V installation market. Yamaha CD-S300-RK, a single disc CD player and CD-C600-RK, a six-disc carousel model, feature the same high-quality sound one expects from a Yamaha professional audio product. Contractors will appreciate the inclusion of rack ears for easy mounting as well as Yamaha IMX644 rackmount mixer compatibility. more

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