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HARMAN’s JBL ScreenArray® Ultra High Power Loudspeakers and Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers Bring Powerful Surround Sound Experience to Marcus Theatres® UltraScreen® Cinemas

Marcus Theatres, one of the top cinema chains in the United States, is dedicated to providing the ultimate cinema experience to moviegoers. The company’s patented UltraScreen® movie screen is more than three stories tall, with five times the square footage area of a typical screen. Marcus Theatres is equally committed to cinema sound, using HARMAN’s JBL ScreenArray® 5742 4-way and 5732 3-way ultra-high-power loudspeaker systems, and Crown I-Tech HD Series power amplifiers in its UltraScreen 3D and 2D theaters.

“The quality of the audio is as important as the image in providing moviegoers with a memorable cinema experience,? said Mark Collins, Director of Projection Technology for Marcus Theatres. “When customers go to the movies, they expect to be ‘wowed’ and enjoy powerful, immersive sound they can’t hear anywhere else. The JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers and Crown I-Tech HD amps have more then met our expectations, and the sound we’re getting more

Pro Sound And Video Installs HARMAN JBL DrivePack®-Powered VerTec® Line Arrays In Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University, Northridge

Boasting a new HARMAN JBL VerTec® line array system to complement its acoustically-engineered wooden interior and impressive metal and glass exterior, California State University’s newly constructed Valley Performing Arts Center recently commissioned an equipment package for its Great Hall that was sold and installed by Los Angeles-based Pro Sound and Video. The $125 million facility’s 30,000 square feet of glass is matched by 30,000 feet of interior acoustical panels, 568 miles of internal wiring, a moveable orchestra platform and 622 floor diffusers used for soundless air conditioning.

The Valley Performing Arts Center includes the 1,700-seat Great Hall and a 178-seat experimental theater along with rehearsal space, classrooms and other areas. The Center presents a diverse range of performing arts programming, including symphonic orchestras, dance, opera, theater, jazz and pop music, as well as film screenings and lectures. The Great Hall has already hosted a variety of entertainers including Shawn more

Ozark Henry Tours With Two HARMAN Soundcraft Vi Consoles in Bespoke Design

Two experienced and respected Belgian sound engineers are currently taking their first ride on Soundcraft’s Vi platform and loving every minute of it.

Which is just as well, since the band Ozark Henry (which is also the stage name of founder Piet Goddaer) will be touring arenas up to 6,000 capacity in Germany and Benelux through the spring and early summer before playing a major part in Europe’s burgeoning festival scene — and finally continuing through 30-40 Benelux theatre dates in the Autumn.

Handling the FOH mix is Tom Janssen, who also happens to be the in-house head technician at Brussels’ popular circuit venue, Ancienne Belgique, while monitor man Marcel Cortleven has worked for many of the country’s leading bands.

It was Stef De Pooter, Audio XL Belgium’s general manager, who made the breakthrough. He knew that both engineers had worked extensively in other digital environments but more

L-ACOUSTICS Performs with Honors at Indiana University Auditorium

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BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — Recently crossing its milestone 70th anniversary, Indiana University Auditorium, located in the heart of IU’s Bloomington campus, has one more great reason to celebrate — the installation of a new L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker and amplifier package.

Hosting a full schedule of more than 200 shows a year — ranging from international musical acts to touring Broadway productions to guest speakers and comedians — the 3,200-seat art deco-style room had grown in need of a sound system that could better accommodate the diversity and increasing technological demands of its events. more

NEP Broadcasting Taps Anton/Bauer To Power Outsourced Teleproduciton Services Around The World

NEP Stocks More Than 600 Anton/Bauer Products, Credits the Company’s Unmatched Service with the Success of its Projects

PITTSBURGH NEP Broadcasting has been at the forefront of outsourced teleproduction services for the past 20 years. Serving the world’s premiere broadcast networks and production companies, NEP provides state-of-the-art facilities, engineering expertise and technical management to support telecasts of major sporting events and entertainment programs around the globe. In order to maintain its high level of comprehensive services, NEP Supershooters Division regularly turns to Anton/Bauer (NAB Booth C7032), a brand of The Vitec Group and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, to power its multitude of events, including everything from the Super Bowl, The Masters and NASCAR to the Academy Awards. anton_bauer-nep_broadcasting_1.jpg more

Firehouse Productions Deploys HARMAN Crown-powered JBL VERTEC® System For Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Providing sound reinforcement for a star-studded event featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, Red Hook, New York-based Firehouse Productions supplied Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers and JBL VERTEC® line array loudspeakers for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, staged on March 14, 2011 at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

The event featured performances by some of the inductees including Bruce Springsteen, Judy Collins, John Mayer, and Elton John. Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Dr. John, Neil Diamond, and Darlene Love were also among those inducted at the ceremony. All inductees are ultimately enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, which exists to educate its audiences on the global impact of the rock and roll art form.

Firehouse deployed 24 Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers to power the system, which included 10 VERTEC VT4889 more

Ricky’s Audio Corporation Deploys HARMAN JBL VerTec®, VRX and VP Series Systems For Puerto Rico’s Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

Ensuring that Puerto Rico’s annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was once again a success, leading audio supply company Ricky’s Audio Corporation recently deployed HARMAN JBL VerTec® and VRX line array systems. The event was held at the Coliseum of Puerto Rico in San Juan to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer research. The audio system supported a talented lineup of musical artists, entertaining more than 15,000 participants walking and running to celebrate and remember those affected by the illness.

The main stage featured 22 JBL VerTec VT4888DP midsize powered line array elements equipped with JBL DrivePack® technology, supplying clarity and high output from four separate array locations arranged to cover 270 degrees around the stage. These were supplemented with four VRX932LAP Constant Curvature powered loudspeakers and five VRX918SP Constant Curvature powered subwoofers. The stage monitoring system included 14 JBL VP7212MDP powered monitors. Eight Crown MA3600vz more

International Colorist Academy (ICA) Reaches 50th Class Milestone

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The International Colorist Academy (ICA) will reach its two year anniversary at NAB 2011 and has announced its 50th class in Chennai India April 4-7, 2011.

“There has been a huge interest in our training for colorists by colorists,? comments Kevin Shaw, ICA co-founder. “We are impressed by how far some of our students will travel, and wherever the demand justifies it we try to run local classes. The response to our Chennai class has been extensive and we hope to run further classes in other Indian cities in the future.? more

Unit Opens A New White Mark Designed Post Facility

Acoustic and studio design consultancy White Mark Ltd has helped audio and video post production company Unit create a stunning new facility in the heart of London’s Soho, which has nearly doubled its capacity.

Established five years ago, Unit handles commercials, virals, corporates and finishing for broadcast. Its main clients are advertising agencies, for which it offers an end to end service.
Having outgrown its previous facility, the company located a 9,400 sq ft building in Soho and commissioned White Mark to design and build all of its new facilities.

Unit CEO Adam Luckwell says: “We wanted to upgrade our infrastructure to make it much more flexible and resilient and add services like Flame and Smoke. White Mark has been involved in the entire build, but has paid particularly close attention to our new audio suites.?

The company now has 12 high-end Final Cut Pro edit more

HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi1™ Console Wows Mount Baker Theatre

Upgrading its audio infrastructure to deliver a more immersive experience to its partners, the not-for-profit Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, Washington, recently installed a HARMAN Soundcraft Vi1 digital console after a successful hands-on demonstration and in-concert run through. After viewing the console at the LDI Conference in Las Vegas, Technical Director John Bauer immediately ordered a demo console and was surprised to see it waiting for him in his office when he returned.

The Mount Baker Theatre provides its guests with a variety of Broadway and off Broadway shows, local productions of Broadway shows, symphonies, local musical acts and dance recitals. As a non-profit organization, the theatre works to enrich the culture and reinforce a sense of community within the region.

“The Vi1 is a console you can jump right on, whether you are a seasoned pro or a new user, which is why we were able to more

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