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Technomad Loudspeakers Enrich Dallas World Aquarium Exhibits

BOSTON, June 13, 2011 – The call of the wild echoes throughout the Dallas World Aquarium, where visitors to one of the city’s most popular attractions can experience nature from five continents, 14 countries and three oceans. As the sounds of wildlife emanate from the diverse range of live animal exhibits, a host of presenters and performers use a range of professional audio equipment to further enhance the visitor experience.

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Crescent Sound and Light, a Louisiana-based production and systems integration company, recently upgraded the sound systems for several exhibits. The company chose Technomad Noho and Vienna advanced audio loudspeakers to reproduce intelligible voice and full-range musical audio in the Giant River Otter and Crocodile display in the Orinoco exhibit range; and the Temple of the Jaguar in the Mundo Maya exhibit range.

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Boston Ballet Acquires Soundcraft Vi1™ Digital Mixing Console

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BOSTON, Massachusetts — Founded in 1963, the Boston Ballet has become one of the leading dance companies in the world. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Barry Hughson, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and the Boston Ballet School, the largest ballet school in North America. The Boston Ballet recently upgraded its audio system, including the installation of a Soundcraft Vi1 digital mixing console.

Talamas Broadcast Equipment of Newton, Massachusetts provided the Soundcraft Vi1 console in time for the recent holiday production of ‘The Nutcracker.’ “We required a console that could handle a number of diverse elements including mixing the chorus and orchestra, and splitting the live feed for archiving,? said Nick Jabour of Talmas Broadcast Equipment. “We looked at various consoles and found that the Vi1 more

L-ACOUSTICS KARAi at Home in Jesus House

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LONDON — SFL Group has carried out the first UK install of the L-ACOUSTICS KARAi modular WST line source system for permanent installation at Jesus House, a 2,000-capacity church in North London owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

SFL Group chose the system because, according to technical director Mark Payne, “It presents a significant saving for the customer as the boxes don’t have fixed touring rigging, which isn’t necessary in a fixed installation. As an installation product it looks really neat; I’m very pleased with it and so is the customer, it sounds absolutely phenomenal. more

Experience Unified Communications in Any Environment with AVI-SPL at InfoComm

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AVI-SPL, the largest global integrator of Pro AV, video conferencing and telepresence systems, will appear at the industry’s biggest show of the year – InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Fla., June 15-17, 2011. Exhibiting at booth #1679, AVI-SPL will demonstrate the advantages of unified communications in any environment, including corporate, education and healthcare.

In 2010, AVI-SPL completed more than 3,500 integration projects across the country and the world for a diverse set of clients, environments and communication needs. The following projects were recently completed and illustrate the experience of unified communications.

AVI-SPL’s Ft. Lauderdale office worked with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton to install the latest communications technology into the school’s new College of Engineering & Computer Science facility. The 97,000-square-foot structure opened in 2010 and infuses the university’s “green” principles, leading the way as the first academic building in the State of Florida designed and more

Turbosound Flex Array the Clear Choice for Sound Media

Sound Media, a full service sound and lighting company based in Hollywood, Florida, has selected the Turbosound Flex Array as its flagship loudspeaker system. Founder and president Lennox Foster based his decision on the sound quality, efficiency and flexibility of the TFA-600H.

Lennox Foster and Turbosound Flex Array

Lennox Foster and Turbosound Flex Array

“My degree is in electrical engineering, so I am very analytical in choosing my equipment,? he notes. “When we auditioned speakers for this purchase, the vocal clarity of the Flex Array really caught our attention. It provides great intelligibility, and really highlights the subtleties of music at any volume. Combined with the other design factors of the cabinet, it was the clear choice for us.? more

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Jorge Silva, Head Audio Engineer For “The Martha Stewart Show,” Finds HARMAN’S Studer Vista 8 Does For Broadcast Audio What Ms. Stewart Has Done For The Home: Use Innovation To Make Life Simpler And Better

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NEW YORK, New York – Continuing to apply its advanced design and innovative feature set to creating solutions for broadcast audio, HARMAN’s Studer Vista 8 Digital Live Production Console now in use for “The Martha Stewart Show” on the Hallmark Network provides Jorge Silva, the program’s Head Audio Engineer, with the tools that he needs to keep the show’s sound at the cutting edge. Envisioning how the Vista 8 managed to anticipate every challenge large and small that a modern television production faces on a daily basis, Silva speculates, “When they designed the Vista 8, someone sat down and said, ‘How do we so this so that it makes sense to the operator that has to use the console under the time pressures of television production?’ Well, once you wrap your mind around it and see what television audio faces these days, more

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Hackenbacker Sends The Voice of The X Factor ‘Packing’.

Soho audio facility Hackenbacker has been helping Peter Dickson, one of the UK’s most famous voices, to capture his trademark voice-over style while he is ‘on the road’.

With a voice that is so immediately recognisable, Peter is the first person TV producers and big name stars turn to when they need a voice that truly delivers. His dulcet tones are now well and truly cemented in the public conscience thanks to his work on Award-winning TV shows and stadium events like The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Family Fortunes and The Paul O’Grady Show.

One drawback of being so busy is the amount of time Peter spends traveling, which means having to record voice-overs ‘on the hoof’.

“I have always been pretty successful at delivering a good vocal sound when on the road,? he explains. “It’s a bit of a black art. I have recorded more

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Martin Audio OmniLine Solves Acoustical Problems For Third Presbyterian Church

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Rochester, NY––Located near the prestigious Eastman School of Music, Rochester’s Third Presbyterian is a traditional church in the Gothic style which recently underwent a 10-month, $5.4 million renovation.

The AV Solutions team of Mickey Ames and Lead Tech Bryan Dowd, along with Consultant Tom Kostusiak who designed the sound system and acoustician Robert F. Mahoney, did the installation that included a completely upgraded sanctuary and new sound systems.

Challenges for the project included a modest budget, plus the existing acoustics that were very dry and lacked audible delay because of the square shape of the room and thickly carpeted floors. Plus the church doesn’t have a full time AV staff member, so the system had to run in unattended mix mode most of the time.

In addition, Rochester’s Director of Music Peter duBois, who was involved in the install, wanted the option of running attended services with more

L-ACOUSTICS Sells First KARA System to Slovenia

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L-ACOUSTICS KARA system in the Stožice Arena, Slovenia

VRHNIKA, Slovenia — Akustika Bahun is pleased to announce that it has purchased the first L-ACOUSTICS KARA WST® line source system in Slovenia.

The system’s first job was a corporate event in Slovenia’s largest and most acoustically challenging arena, Ljubljana’s 15,000-seat Stožice, which has a nine second reverberation time when empty. The complete FOH/front-fill system consisted of 36 KARA cabinets configured 12 per side as left/right arrays plus 12 as a delay line, eight SB28 subwoofers in cardioid mode, two 108P and two 112P coaxials, and 12 115XT HiQ active stage monitors. All units were driven with LA8 amplified controllers. more

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Digital Rapids Transcode Manager Elevates High-Volume Transcoding for Stellar Inflight

Digital Rapids LogoJune 6, 2011 — Sydney, Australia: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that Stellar Inflight, the world’s longest running in-flight entertainment company, is using the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager automated transcoding software to transform high volumes of video and audio for both new and traditional in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and viewing platforms.

A Transcode Manager Server and multiple Transcode Engines are deployed at each of Stellar Inflight’s technical facilities in Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. High volumes of source files are transformed by Transcode Manager into multiple outputs in the formats required by varying in-flight entertainment systems. Transcode Manager is also used to transcode content for viewing on portable media players and tablets — such as the Apple(r) iPad(r) — now available to passengers on select airlines. more

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