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SIA Acoustics and Boston Light and Sound Upgrade Robsham Theater With JBL VERTEC® Subcompact Line Array Elements

The Robsham Theater Arts Center (RTAC) is a focal point of Boston College in Massachusetts, USA. Built in 1981, the facility houses the 591-seat Robsham Theater, along with an exhibit space, a studio theater and other facilities. As the Robsham Theater’s presentations grew in scope over the years to encompass musicals, dance programs, drama and theater productions, it became clear that a redesign of the original audio system was needed.

The Robsham Theater system is one of the first to use JBL VERTEC® VT4886 subcompact line array elements, with 12 VT4886 loudspeakers forming a single, center array supplemented by two JBL VPSB7118DP 18-inch powered subwoofers suspended directly behind the array, with six additional AC15 speakers along the lip of the stage. The system is driven with Crown Audio I-Tech HD amplifiers and BSS Audio Soundweb processing. System management is handled via the Harman HiQnet™ System Architect™ communication protocol and more

Integrated Systems Europe: Lab X Technologies Unveils 1Gig AVB Ethernet Switch, Titanium 411

Showcasing its latest technology solution for leading network system manufacturers, Lab X Technologies is introducing the Titanium 411 1GB AVB Ethernet Switch at ISE. Supporting IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging standards, the Titanium 411 is specifically designed for the demanding needs of AV-networking applications.

Coupling Lab X’s AVB standards experience with ruggedized connectors, industry standard SFP- supporting long haul fiber, additional copper connections and flexible mounting options, Titanium 411 is capable of handling hundreds of AV media streams per AVB port.

Lab X’s Titanium 411 boasts four rear-mount 1GB RJ45 copper interfaces using locking EtherConTM connectors, along with an SFP slot to accommodate standard fiber modules or additional copper interfaces, and network activity LED lights on the front and back of the unit. The flexibility of Titanium 411 is broadcast through a configurable 1GB locking copper interface, which can either be mounted on a rear or front more

7thSense Delta Media Server provides dome content solution for immersive Canon movie

7thSense Delta Media Server provides dome content solution for immersive Canon movie.

7thSense Delta Media Server provides dome content solution for immersive Canon movie.

7thSense Delta Media Server provides dome content solution for immersive Canon movie.

7thSense, the media serving specialist that supplies content solutions to a variety of markets, are integral in the supply of a domed Audio-Visual theatre that will act as the centrepiece of the Canon stand at Integrated Systems Europe 2011 on booth 1F54.

Originally supplied to locations in New York and Paris as part of Canon’s major ‘EXPO’ event, the Dome features three 7thSense Delta media servers, each with quad outputs, natively serving a 3,200 x 3,200 pixel fisheye movie as an uncompressed TGA sequence on all servers, so that no further processing is required on-site. A total of ten Canon XEED SX7 projectors are configured to create an immersive experience for the audience with a combined image that measures 9 metres across.

Ian Macpherson, Director, 7thSense, explains: “The concept for the Canon Dome was originated more

NewTek TriCaster Wins Lead Role to Produce and Live Stream New York Theater Production

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TriCaster TCXD850 packs the capabilities of an HD network television studio into a 4U rack mount system; TriCaster TCXD850 is also suitable for desktop and portable live production.

NewTek, a worldwide leader of video and 3D animation products, today announced that Kathryn Jones, Joey Brenneman and Erin Bigelow’s New York theater production, “Better Left Unsaid” will use the NewTek TriCaster portable live production system in their groundbreaking venture. The engagement will run from January 28 to February 6, 2011, at Center Stage NY theater.

Performed in front of a live audience, “Better Left Unsaid” will be shot with multiple cameras, mixed in real time, produced and streamed live to the Internet via the NewTek TriCaster. Comments from the social media audience will be integrated into the show between acts and scene changes. Audience members from around the world will be able to see the play and interact in real time, by visiting: http://betterleftunsaid.tv.

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The TriCaster TCXD850 live production interface gives you control of a complete multi-channel, high definition (HD) production. Connect up to eight HD or standard definition (SD) cameras, digital or analog audio, and take your production live.

“There is no better technology to use for something like this than the NewTek TriCaster,” Jones said. “I first came more

ANTON/BAUER KEEPS THE MAGIC GOING FOR ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING VIDEOGRAPHER ALLEN DEWEY

LOS ANGELES, CA — Thanks to the reliability and ruggedness of Anton/Bauer® DIONIC HC battery, award-winning veteran documentarian and TV cameraman, Allen Dewey, doesn’t miss a trick while on-location, shooting in extreme conditions for his many reality TV projects. Anton/Bauer®, 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, has remained the exclusive battery of choice for Dewey since first trying out the brand in the 1980s and has continued to power his cameras for the variety of reality TV shows he’s worked on, including Gene Simmons Family Jewels, The Girls Next Door, American Restoration and the last four seasons of A&E’s Criss Angel: Mindfreak.

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Eddie Kramer Uses JBL LSR6300 Series Studio Monitors In Producing West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology

Legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer has participated in some of rock music’s most important recordings, including the soundtrack to the original 1969 Woodstock festival and albums by Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Traffic, Santana, Kiss, The Rolling Stones, Carly Simon and many more. Most recently, Kramer remastered the recordings for the new CD and DVD Hendrix box set, West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology. The set spans Hendrix’s recording career from his first sides as a sideman for The Isley Brothers, King Curtis, Little Richard and others to more than forty never before released tracks and alternate versions of classic Hendrix songs.

Kramer used JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors for the remastering of the box set, which took more than a year and a half to produce. “Hendrix was a workaholic who lived in the studio when he wasn’t touring, and in the four years I more

Master Mixer, Producer and Engineer Duro Makes the Move to Lexicon’s PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle

Duro, CEO of Desert Storm Records (Def Jam), is a music mixer, producer and engineer based in New York and has worked with many of the top artists in urban and pop music including Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Will Smith, the Beastie Boys, T.I. and others. The five time Grammy winning master mixer, producer and engineer has relied on Lexicon® hardware reverb/effects processors from the beginning of his career – but lately, he’s made the switch to plug-ins, thanks to the Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle.

“I’m extremely particular about the quality of the reverbs I use on my productions,? said Duro. “I’ve used Lexicon since day one, going all the way back to classic units like the 224 and 480L to the 960L, PCM70, PCM81 and PCM91. I used different Lexicon units for the distinctive reverb sounds and effects I liked from each unit.?

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Charged Studios Taps Into The Psyche Of An Egg To Create An Animated Short For The Ad Council 57th Annual Award Dinner Co-Hosted by Jimmy Fallon + Brian Williams

New York: Which came first: the idea or the egg? The question isn’t as mind-bending as its chicken vs. egg predecessor, but Charged Studios’ skewed artistic sensibilities, appreciation of the absurd and ability to create a visual story with style and wit is. The award-winning animation, VFX and live-action company’s director Adam Pierce and his team recently produced “Vertigo Egg,” one of the animated intros for the Ad Council’s 57th Annual Public Service Award Dinner. The Brooklyn-based firm took the project from concept through design, animation, stop-motion production, editing, compositing original music and sound design, with a collaborative, one-stop approach guided by Pierce’s creative vision.

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In this instance, it was the egg – starting as an innovative idea from McCann Erickson. The global agency approached Charged with a story about an egg falling off a wall and being saved more

Radio Iasi Purchases Three Studer OnAir 2500 Consoles and Route 6000 Systems

Radio Iasi, part of National Radio of Romania, recently purchased three Studer OnAir 2500 broadcast consoles with Route 6000 routing and signal processing systems as part of an upgrade of its facilities. Radio Iasi is a major regional public radio station from Iasi, Romania, broadcasting two programs throughout the eastern part of the country.

“Upgrading our broadcast consoles was a top priority when we decided to invest in a state-of-the-art facility,? says Constantin Burloiu, Technical Director at National Radio of Romania. “We chose the Studer OnAir 2500 for its unique combination of features including its clean, uncluttered control layout, easy access to key functions, comprehensive selection of analog and digital inputs and outputs and compact size.?

“Because we needed three consoles, having the ability for them to share audio and control signals was essential,? Burloiu continues. “The Route 6000 routers were perfect for our needs. We were able more

Big Sky High Studios Takes Recording To New Heights With JBL LSR6300 Studio Monitors

After a dozen years of producing and engineering in Nashville, Dave Goodwin decided to pursue a dream and create a facility that felt more like a retreat than the impersonal atmosphere of many studios. Big Sky High studios in Montana is the realization of his vision – a former bed and breakfast located just outside Bozeman that is designed to inspire and replenish the creative spirit. Recently, Goodwin selected JBL LSR6300 studio monitors at Big Sky High for his control room.

Over the past several years, Big Sky High has hosted an eclectic variety of talented artists, including the Gin Blossoms, Raul Malo, Stacey Earle, John Jorgenson, Blackhawk and Darrell Scott. Big Sky High also serves as the home base for Big Sky Rockin’ Rendezvous, a workshop series that allows guests to collaborate with established artists to learn about songwriting and record material in Big Sky High’s state-of-the-art more

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