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SLJ Field Soundcraft Vi1™ Digital Console For French President Sarkozy

Soundcraft digital desks have piloted the sound mix for many leading rock bands over the years, but in the last six months they have also reinforced the speech of two world leaders.

Following the use of Soundcraft consoles during the visit to the UK of Pope Benedict XVI last summer, a Vi1 was again on duty in the Chateauroux region of France on January 20, as French President Nicolas Sarkozy addressed more than 1,000 health workers in the gymnasium of the local hospital in Chatillon-sur-Indre.

The rental company called in to convert the gym into a full production space were Poitiers-based sound and lighting company, SLJ Sonorisation, Eclairage, Vidéo. They built a lighting structure which was rigged in the roof while the President’s staff constructed the stage itself.

FOH engineer, Benoit Lasjuilliarias, confirmed that the President always favours using local service operators where possible on his regional more

Big-City Broadcasting in Small-Town Minnesota with Vaddio Camera Systems

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 23, 2011) – Just because you’re based in a small town doesn’t mean you can’t have big-city ambition. Husband and wife team, Doug and Beth Voss, run the audiovisual system at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville, a rural Minnesota town with a population of 2,200. Looking for a unique way to reach the extended Paynesville community they hired Intermedia Systems Group of Burnsville, Minn. to install a complete AV system featuring high definition video displays, a Vaddio HD PTZ remotely controlled camera system and a digital audio sound reinforcement system to back it all up.

The Objective
“Being ahead of the game was our goal,? explained Doug Voss. “We saw what other churches were doing with broadcasts and we didn’t want to do a substandard job. Should we use standard definition cameras because that’s what everyone else is using or should we plan for more

MASQUE SOUND RE-TEAMS WITH AKUSTIKS FOR BROADWAY’S NEW VICTORY THEATER UPGRADE

NEW YORK: At 111 years of age, The Victory Theater on West 42nd Street has staged every conceivable theatrical presentation, from straight plays to live burlesque, even a brief stint as a XXX movie house. In 1992, The Victory became one of seven historic theaters adopted by The New 42nd St. Inc. a not-for-profit organization created by NYC and NYS to revitalize the district. Renamed The New Victory in December1995 following a $11.4 million renovation, the theater now presents exclusively family-oriented shows and is mandated by its not-for-profit status to maintain tickets within the $9.00 to $38.00 price range.

By 2010, the sound system installed during the 1995 renovation was beginning to show its age. “We were basically OK with the EAW-based system, but it was mid-range, and inadequate for the more ambitious productions we’ve been mounting,” explains New Victory director of production, David Jensen. “Anthony Nittoli had more

ANTON/BAUER DELIVERS SAME-DAY BATTERIES AND CHARGERS TO CREW DURING REMOTE SHOOT IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Production Company Credits Anton/Bauer’s Unmatched Service and Support with Saving TV Project

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – While on location in Panama shooting the blue water fishing and hunting TV series, The Best & Worst of Tred Barta, for the Versus Network, owner and executive producer of the full service video and film production company, R/Wheeler Communications, Bob Wheeler, and crew found themselves with an incompatible power source. Quick thinking and a call to Anton/Bauer customer service resulted in a saved shoot and on time delivery to his client. 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, was able to locate multiple batteries the same day and delivered them to a propeller plane waiting to take them to a remote offshore location. anton-bauer-r-wheeler-communications.JPG more

KUDO Makes the Grade at Chicago State University

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Chicago State University’s new L-ACOUSTICS KUDO System being flown for a sold-out Frankie Beverly concert at the Jones Convocation Center

Sound Of Authority and Johnson AV Engineering install L-ACOUSTICS concert sound system at CSU’s Jones Convocation Center

CHICAGO — Chicago State University (CSU), located on the city’s south side, recently hired local concert sound provider and systems integrator Sound Of Authority to install an L-ACOUSTICS KUDO loudspeaker system into its Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center, a 5,500-seat multipurpose arena that hosts CSU Cougars basketball games, concerts, conferences and other events. more

SUNSET CHRISTIAN CENTER ATTRACTS NEW MEMBERS AND TOP ARTISTS WITH AUDIO UPGRADE

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ROCKLIN, CA — Sunset Christian Center in Rocklin, CA, has come a long way since it was founded in a small warehouse by Greg and Kathy Fairrington more than 20 years ago. It recently opened the doors to an updated sanctuary featuring improved acoustics and a state-of-the-art audio system aimed at attracting major Christian recording artists. The campus, originally constructed in 1994, presently includes a main auditorium that seats 1,200, as well as six other worship venues, themed children’s spaces, a preschool, and a gym.

The sanctuary was originally designed for the more traditional worship setup of a choir accompanied by piano. To accommodate more contemporary music in worship services as well as concerts, Sunset Christian Center’s biggest challenge was its acoustics and PA system. For Kevin Hartman, the church’s technical director, the first order of business at the time more

JBL LSR6300 Series Studio Monitors and VERTEC® Line Arrays Shine at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards

On a night full of surprises, JBL Professional loudspeakers were once again called upon at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards to ensure predictable, high-quality live sound and audio for television broadcast. Held at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13, the GRAMMY Awards were broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network. As it has for the past several years, ATK Audiotek of Valencia, California provided JBL VERTEC® line arrays for live sound reinforcement, while JBL LSR studio monitors were used in the critical listening room for the telecast.

The annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, known as Music’s Biggest Night®, is presented by The Recording Academy® to honor outstanding achievements in the production and performance of recorded music. This year’s awards were marked by a variety of elaborate stage productions bringing together some of the biggest names in music today, including Lady more

ATK Audiotek Provides Superior Sound For Super Bowl XLV With JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

ATK Audiotek recently provided audio services for Super Bowl XLV, marking the 14th straight year the company has been involved in the country’s biggest sporting event. Once again, ATK Audiotek deployed its custom-designed cart system with JBL VERTEC® line arrays for the Halftime Show and Post-Game Show of the Super Bowl, held at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas on February 6, 2011. The carts were also used for Lea Michele’s rendition of “America the Beautiful? and Christina Aguilera’s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.?

This year’s Super Bowl, broadcast via FOX Sports, was the most watched in history, viewed by an estimated 111 million people in the United States alone. The Black-Eyed Peas starred in the Halftime Show, which also included guest appearances by guitarist Slash and R&B singer Usher. The Post-Game Show included the Lombardi Trophy presentation, awarded to this year’s NFL champion Green Bay Packers.

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Mwnci Adds Oxygen DCT’s Penta Series Grading Monitors To Its High Quality Equipment List

Cardiff-based independent TV Post Production company Mwnci (Welsh for ‘monkey’) has recently invested in two high-quality Penta Series LCD grading monitors, which were supplied and installed by Oxygen DCT.

Established in 1999, Mwnci specialises in editing film and video for broadcast and is synonymous with quality and cutting edge expertise. Operating from three locations in Cardiff – each of which has 20 edit suites – Mwnci also has studios, an OB truck and satellite links, not to mention an enviable client list that includes Indus films, Disney, Adastra, BBC HD, Prospect pictures to name but a few.

The latest addition to the Mwnci range of facilities is a Baselight Grading suite. Managing Director Rich Moss says: “We wanted a really good monitor for this suite so we looked at a wide range of products. We eventually chose a Penta PDP24 because the combination of keen pricing and high more

EVEN IN GUAM ANTON/BAUER DELIVERS STELLAR PERFORMANCE AND SUPPORT FOR PRODUCER AND AUDIO PRO HILARY STEWART

LOS ANGELES, CA. — While on location in Guam, shooting the historical documentary, Back To The Battlefields, which tells the story of Navajo Code Talkers who served in Guam, Okinawa, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Tinian, and Palau before, during, and after World War II, HD production coordinator and audio specialist Hilary Stewart found herself in a precarious position, thanks to lost luggage – without an adequate power source. As a longtime user of 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, Stewart knew if anyone could help her it was Anton/Bauer. So she found herself on the phone with a company customer service representative early one Sunday morning. anton-bauer-hilary-stewart-in-a-helicopter.JPG more

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