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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

Soundcraft Mixing Consoles Meet the Challenge of The Cinematic Orchestra’s Epic Performance at Royal Albert Hall

The Cinematic Orchestra performed a large-scale concert at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall with the London Metropolitan Orchestra that required the use of Soundcraft Vi6 and Vi1 consoles at front of house and a Soundcraft Vi4 for the monitor mix.

The Cinematic Orchestra is a British jazz and electronic group whose music, as its name indicates, is expansive in scope, employing live electric and acoustic instruments, turntables, samples and electronic elements. The group has scored a number of films and released several albums.

“This event presented us with some extremely challenging logistics,? noted Mark Hornsby, owner of London sound contractor Hark, which supplied the Soundcraft consoles for the concert. “Because we needed to mic a full orchestra, three backup singers and a number of guest vocalists in addition to the band members, we needed more than 100 input channels. Since most of the instruments were acoustic, getting more

Red Bull’s® Flugtag Flies High With AVB + Harman HiQnet System Architect™

Human-powered flight has been a dream sought after for centuries and accomplished only very recently. Red Bull® gave contestants a crack at this rarely achieved fantasy during its summer-long Flugtag competition, held nationwide. In Long Beach, California, 105,000 spectators watched teams push whimsical contraptions from a pier, and the event sounded as good as it looked, thanks to the open-sourced approach to the next generation of digital audio networking, IEEE 802.1 AVB Bridging protocol, enabled by AVB-compliant technology from Harman Professional. The signal control chain consisted of four dbx SC 32 Digital Matrix Processors and 24 AVB-capable Crown CTs 3000power amplifiers, as well a half-dozen network bridge switches from BSS Audio/NETGEAR® configured and controlled using Harman HiQnet System Architect™. On Stage Audio (OSA), led by vice president Jim Risgin, deployed the AVB system.

The crowd at the Long Beach edition of the Red Bull Flugtag was so enormous more

BILLIKEN GROUP ANNOUNCES WHITE PAPER SERIES

LAS VEGAS – CES – January 7, 2011 – Billiken Group, LLC announced the release of Listen Up – The Lamberti Report: Informative Reviews of Today’s Business Issues Through a Series of White Papers.

As a complement to its management consulting, training, and recruitment efforts, Billiken’s Listen Up – The Lamberti Report will be prepared under the direction of Allan R. Lamberti, CSP, Founder and Managing Principal.

The first report, Fast Food Restaurant Communications Systems: An Opportunity In Search of A Manufacturer, establishes the business case for an interested manufacturer to enter this A/V market segment. “With only three main manufacturers in this arena, there is an opportunity for an additional A/V equipment supplier to enter and capture significant market share,? stated Allan R. Lamberti, Billiken Group’s Founder & Managing Principal.

Billiken Group will provide all White Papers as free downloads at its website: BillikenGroup.com

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Famous Moscow Live Venue Switches To JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

One of Moscow’s landmark live music venues, B1 Maximum, recently re-opened after a major refurbishment and change of identity to A2. A hallmark of the updated venue is a new live-performance sound system. Primary components of the new sound system, unveiled to the public on December 18, include JBL VERTEC® line arrays, sold through Harman Professional distributors A&T Trade and installed by prominent St. Petersburg-based concert sound rental company, Euroshow.

A2 is the latest metamorphosis of a building that was originally one of the Ordzhonikidze Moscow Machine-Tool Plant workshops, named after famous Georgian Bolshevik Sergo Ordzhonikidze. The original factory dates back to the 1930s, with a 3-story addition having been built in 1974.

B1 Maximum opened on December 7, 2006, and has presented many international artists such as Iggy Pop, Sinead O’Connor, Franz Ferdinand, Chuck Berry, Liza Minnelli, Evanescence, Blondie, Brian Ferry, Marilyn Manson and Whitesnake. The more

On Stage Audio Revs Up Kawasaki Dealer Meeting With AVB + Harman HiQnet™

Simplicity and absolute reliability met when systems integration company On Stage Audio (OSA) deployed the IEEE 802.1 AVB Bridging protocol at the annual Kawasaki dealer meeting this September. With 2,500 Kawasaki dealers from across the United States at the Las Vegas Hilton’s convention center, the gathering required a full-range audio delivery system for any combination of music and speech. The AVB-compliant system from Harman Professional, a leader in the AVB initiative, assured one of the world’s most iconic motorcycle brand’s message would be heard loud and clear.

The AVB system deployed by the OSA team, led by Jim Risgin, OSA vice president, consisted of a pair of dbx SC 32 Digital Matrix Processors and 24 AVB-capable Crown CTs 3000 amplifiers. The system also included network bridge switches from BSS Audio/NETGEAR®, all under the control of Harman HiQnet System Architect™, the world’s first connectivity and control protocol to integrate more

L-ACOUSTICS XT Series Delivers Dramatic Improvement for Hale Centre Theatre

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Hale Centre Theatre’s stage and seating areas

Concentric rings of coaxial 12XT and 8XT greatly enhance venue’s sound quality

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A quarter of a century ago, Salt Lake City’s Hale Centre Theatre staged its first production in an old lingerie factory for a paid audience of barely two dozen people. Since then, things have certainly changed for the non-profit community theatre, which today stages productions in its 42,000-square-foot West Valley City facility and has welcomed no less than 3.5 million patrons through its doors.

Although the octagonal, 610-seat theatre is state-of-the-art in most respects — including its unique circular moving stage and sophisticated Spiralift system — the sound reinforcement system was deemed in need of an update. Local integrator Poll Sound was brought in to design and install a new system, which is now comprised of L-ACOUSTICS loudspeakers and amplified controllers. more

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Conan Gets Two Studer Vista 9 Digital Consoles For Audio Mixing

Conan, the new late-night talk, music and entertainment show hosted by award-winning comedic talent Conan O’Brien showcases O’Brien’s tremendous versatility as a performer as well as his eclectic tastes in musical guest artists–not to mention his all-star house band led by guitarist Jimmy “V? Vivino. To handle that kind of performance diversity, Conan needed mix consoles for both music and production dialog that could keep up with the fast timing and quick turns of the show, and that’s exactly what the two Studer Vista 9 digital consoles specifically installed for the program at the Warner Bros Studio Facilities’ Stage 15, in Burbank, California provide. Studer Vista 9 consoles are used in both the Music Mix control room and in the Production Audio mix control room, both of which were designed and equipped by Sound Design Corporation.

“Conan’s shows are a huge mix of talk, stand-up, sketch comedy, remote more

Clair Brothers Audio Systems Hoists JBL VerTec Line Array System At New York City’s Beacon Theatre

Professional audio design and installation company, Clair Brothers Audio Systems, has installed a complete JBL VerTec line array system in New York’s famous Beacon Theatre. The installation marks the third audio retrofit of an MSG-owned venue by Clair Brothers, which has also installed JBL VerTec line arrays in New York’s Radio City Music Hall and the Chicago Theatre.

Part of a $16 million full venue renovation, Clair Brothers relied on JBL’s new DPDA-equipped powered line array elements, featuring AES digital audio, BSS Omnidrive HD signal processing, and HiQnet compatibility. A total of 16 JBL VerTec VT4888DP-DA powered midsize line array elements with DrivePack® technology are included in left-right arrays of eight per side, with three VT4880A fullsize arrayable subwoofers per side. In addition, two VT4888 midsize line array elements and two VT4882 midsize arrayable subwoofers provide top balcony fill, with four VT4487ADP-DA powered compact line array elements providing more

RTÉ Radio Adds Its 19th Studer OnAir 3000

When Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ Radio upgraded its Studio 10 sports studio recently, it took the network’s tally of Studer OnAir 3000 digital consoles to 19. While 10 are located in the main RTE campus, one occupies an RTE studio in a nearby shopping centre, and the other eight are distributed over five regional studio centres.

The broadcaster’s relationship with Studer extends back many years to the A80 tape machines, which were in use in RTÉ Radio for many years, and over the past six years they have systematically upgraded all the main radio studios, replacing various analogue consoles with the OnAir 3000 series — Studio 10 being the last in line.

RTÉ Radio’s resident studio guru, Seamus Power, drew up the initial list of requirements for the new desk and the contract for the installation was awarded to local company, Audiohead Ltd, who have extensive experience more

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