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Martin Audio Mini Array For Bury St Edmunds Apex Development

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Apex multi-purpose venue, Bury St Edmunds, England

The new £18.5m apex multi-purpose venue in Bury St Edmunds, owned and operated by St Edmundsbury Borough Council, is now equipped with a Martin Audio W8LM Mini Line Array system as part of its permanent technical infrastructure.

After the installation was completed last year by Northern Light, technical manager Tim Carr noticed that with an increasing number of amplified rock and folk concerts starting to appear on the upcoming program of events, a conventional Left/Right proscenium line array hang was required to bolster the existing speech system.

Several sound systems were proposed as potential solutions, but Carr already had prior experience with Martin Audio’s W8LM Mini Line Array, brought in by locally based W1 Productions when they were sponsoring a local band night. Which explains why Tim was soon talking to W1’s Stuart Turvill about a permanent install.

Since the venue was designed around two balcony more

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HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si2 Digital Console Brings an Expanded Sonic Palette to Cruise Ship Paul Gauguin

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POTTERS BAR, United Kingdom — Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, which can accommodate 320 people for a week long luxury cruise experience through Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Since its maiden voyage in 1998, the Paul Gauguin has been the longest continually operating year-round cruise ship in the South Pacific. The audio system in the ship’s Grand Salon was recently upgraded with HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si2 Digital Live Sound Console, which is designed for installations where space is at a premium yet where a full-featured console is required.

“The Grand Salon is one of the focal points of the Paul Gauguin,? notes Jean Jacques Canot of French Polynesia systems integrator Total Vidéo “It’s the ship’s entertainment venue, where the crew performs cabaret shows in addition to appearances by guest artists and musicians. On occasion, bands also play when they have dance events.?

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DK-Technologies Helps Dramatico Stays Within Legal Loundness Limits

DK-Technologies has supplied Dramatico Entertainment Ltd, the UK record label set up in the early Naughties by singer/songwriter/producer/arranger Mike Batt, with an MSD100C loudness meter, which it is using to ensure that all its television advertising and promotional campaigns fall within the legal limits for loudness consistency.

DK-Technologies’ range of audio metering products are all complaint with the latest loudness recommendations, including ITU 1770-2, EBU R128 and ATSC A85. The company’s latest product, the DK Meter, is a Compact Audio Loudness Meter (CALM) that is no bigger than a smart phone and is designed to meet increasing demands from the market for cost-effective stereo and 5.1 metering, including loudness. Shown in prototype at NAB 2011, this groundbreaking instrument will start shipping in August with a price tag of just $1295.00 in the US and €995.00 in Europe.

Dramatico invested in a DK MSD 100C Loudness meter in order more

Top British Producer Bob Kraushaar Chooses JBL LSR4300 Series Studio Monitors

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After acquiring JBL LSR4300 Series studio monitors, producer/engineer Bob Kraushaar stated: “I wish I’d had these years ago.?

NORTHRIDGE, California – Top British producer and mixing engineer Bob Kraushaar has worked with some of the finest artists over the years, including Pet Shop Boys, Elton John, Tom Jones, Gang Of Four, Gary Barlow and Paul McCartney, having begun his career alongside the legendary Trevor Horn at the highly influential SARM Studios. Recently engaged on mixing Pet Shops Boys’ The Most Incredible Thing ballet CD and Honey Ryder’s latest album, Kraushaar hasn’t got where he has without developing a finely-attuned set of audio ears.

To achieve perfection, state-of-the-art nearfield monitoring providing an accurate reference right across the frequency spectrum is imperative. Kraushaar finally found the missing piece in the jigsaw by purchasing a pair of JBL LSR4328P more

Fox Performing Arts Center Upgrades Audio System With HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

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Sound Image installed a JBL VERTEC line array system for the renovated Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, California.

NORTHRIDGE, California – Founded in 1929 as Fox’s Riverside Theater, the Fox Performing Arts Center is one of southern California’s most historic cultural landmarks and host to a wide variety of musical artists, performers and theater presentations. The venue recently underwent a total renovation that took two years to complete. A completely new sound system features more than 50 HARMAN JBL loudspeakers, highlighted by JBL VERTEC® line arrays.

The new system includes 20 JBL VERTEC VT4888 midsize line array elements, 10 each for the left and right main stage arrays, plus a center cluster of six VERTEC VT4887A compact line array elements. Also included are 10 ASB7128 dual-18-inch subwoofers, 11 VRX928LA compact Constant Curvature loudspeakers for front more

Maryland Sound Takes HARMAN’S Studer Vista 5 SR Console on Tour With Josh Groban

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BALTIMORE, Maryland — Setting a new standard for live performance sound mixing, HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 SR digital production console is the FOH console of choice for popular artist Josh Groban’s 2011 “Straight To You? world tour and FOH engineer, Mickey Beck. The console, part of the sound reinforcement package provided by leading PA company Maryland Sound International (MSI), “Was the only one that could provide the sophisticated capabilities that this tour demanded, including the ability to operate in a 96 kHz redundant configuration to match the 96 kHz recording of the tour, a high-resolution project that marks a first for concert sound recordings,? Beck says.

“We love the way the Vista 5 SR sounds,? says Bob Goldstein, Founder and Owner of Maryland Sound International, adding that when MSI compared several consoles for the “Straight to You? tour, the Vista more

HARMAN’s BSS Audio® Soundweb™ London Provides Conferencing Solution for Corporate Auditorium

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — One of the world’s major producers and marketers of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, recently completed a large auditorium for its Minnetonka, Minnesota corporate offices that includes a sophisticated audio/video system based around HARMAN’s BSS Audio Soundweb London networked signal processors. The system was installed by AVI Sytems of Eden Prairie, MN, a systems integrator that specializes in professional A/V installations for business, commercial, educational and government clients.

The auditorium’s BSS Audio equipment includes two Soundweb London BLU-160 signal processors with digital audio bus and two BLU-120 I/O expanders with digital audio bus. One BLU-160 is configured with four analog input cards, and the other BLU-160 is configured with a telephone hybrid card, AEC input card and two analog input cards. The two BLU-120 devices are configured with four AEC input cards and more

Chinese University Pioneers Theater-Sized, Advanced Visualization

Christie® has taken the global dimension of its higher education solutions to the next level with the deployment of an innovative ‘teaching’ theater at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, China. Under the direction of HUST, Christie and its local partner – Chess Computers – installed the technologically-advanced Visdec Electronic Decision Theater at the university with a 240-degree, floor-to-ceiling curved advanced visualization display. It is the largest such installation in China and one of the biggest in the world.

By displaying graphical and text content from separate sources simultaneously, it is helping university, government and business representatives who use the facility make better decisions for a range of programs, including urban planning. The initial concept was based on the Decision Theater at Arizona State University (ASU) but the China initiative took a different path on the technology infrastructure, products used and overall size.

“The more

KanexPro Introduces Wireless HDMI up to 50ft.

KanexPro is pleased to announce its Wireless HDMI Extender Kit. The ultimate, high quality solution for extending signals over the air up to 50ft. (15m). The system consists of two powered devices; transmitter and receiver, both included.The wireless extender is based on the WHDI™ technology, which enables top-quality wireless uncompressed HD 1080p video delivery throughout the home, allowing consumers to connect any HD source to any HD display. more

Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IV Digital SLR Cameras Provide Multiple HD Production Advantages for East Pleasant Pictures’ Commercial Shoots

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The challenge was simple: Shoot a series of commercials for a major cruise ship line amid vacationing passengers without inconveniencing them with the usual complement of equipment and crew needed for such a production. For East Pleasant Pictures, a global collective specializing in multiple forms of moving-image media, the solution was equally simple: Use the unobtrusive, high-sensitivity cinema-like imaging advantages of the EOS 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IV digital SLR cameras available from Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging.

Directed by Emmy-winning producer/director Xander Strohm, the commercials featured candid scenes of cruise ship passengers playing dodge ball, anchoring their own vacation-video newscasts, and generally having a very good time. Stash Slionski, East Pleasant Pictures director/cinematographer/partner explained that he and co-director/cinematographer/partner Damien Drake first became familiar with the compact and lightweight Canon Digital SLR cameras that made more

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