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Equestrian School in Austria Hits Target with BSS® Audio Soundweb™ London Installation

In a unique and challenging audio project, BSS Audio was chosen for sound processing at the new Glock Horse Performance Center in the Austrian town of Treffen bei Villach, in Carinthia. The school, named after its sponsor, Austrian firearms manufacturing Gaston Glock, needed the capability to provide consistent audio coverage across the facility’s four riding halls. The installation was performed by Musik-Aktiv with the assistance of Harman Professional distributor Kain Audio.

The facility deploys four Soundweb London BLU-160 devices and four BLU-BOB 8-channel output expanders, placed on the Soundweb London fault-tolerant digital audio bus. The two mobile racks are configured identically and the digital audio bus audio channels can be connected at four different points. Feeding the BLU-BOB devices, source inputs include four wireless commentator microphones (with pre-programmed ducking function), and a small external Soundcraft® mixer.

“The requirement was for a new system that would provide even more

Songwriter/Musician/Producer CJ Vanston And Jeff “Skunk? Baxter Rely On JBL LSR6300 Series Studio Monitors In Successful Collaboration

As a sought-after songwriter, musician and producer, CJ Vanston has worked with dozens of legendary artists including Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, ‘NSync, Julio Iglesias, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, Barbra Streisand, Spinal Tap, Chris Botti, Celine Dion and many more. His credits include more than 100 albums and movie soundtracks, as well as the music for all of Christopher Guest’s films (including Waiting For Guffman and A Mighty Wind). CJ Vanston does a lot of his work in his studio, The Treehouse, in Hollywood, which is outfitted with an eye-popping array of state-of-the-art and vintage gear—including Vanston’s preferred JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors.

Currently, Vanston is working with guitarist Jeff “Skunk? Baxter of Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers fame on the debut album from the Baxter Vanston Band. The record is slated for 2011 release and will feature Michael McDonald and a host of surprise guest stars. Vanston has also more

Jünger Audio Ensures Full Loudness Compliance For Its LEVEL MAGIC™ Loudness Control Products

In response to the new trends within the broadcast industry to control audio loudness, particularly between programmes and advertising commercials, Jünger Audio has announced that all of its Level Magic-based loudness control solutions are now fully compliant with all current Loudness recommendations.

In the US, broadcast loudness control became a legal requirement in December 2010 when President Barak Obama signed into law the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act. This new US law makes it illegal for commercials to be overly loud compared to the rest of the programming on a given channel. The CALM Act, which refers directly to ATSC Recommended Practice A/85 “Techniques for Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudness for Digital Television?, compels the FCC to enforce rules that ensure that the average integrated loudness of the station audio matches the dialnorm metadata parameter in their transmitted Dolby® Digital (AC-3) stream.

In Europe, Loudness recommendations include more

RTW Delivers First TouchMonitor to TVN Mobile Production

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Company’s TM9 TouchMonitor Part of Redesigned 3D/HD-Enabled TVN-Ü2HD

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 1 MARCH, 2011 – RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices for studio recording and radio and TV broadcast applications, today announces the first TouchMonitor installation worldwide. A TM9 featuring a touch-sensitive 9″ display was recently installed in the audio-control area of the TVN-Ü2HD 3D-enabled production truck. more

Technomad Schedulon Sources Campus-Wide Audio for Penn State Schuylkill

Schedulon doubles as automated chime player and manual emergency management system for 70-acre university campus

BOSTON, March 1, 2011 – The chimes that ring out every 15 minutes across the campus of Penn State Schuylkill in east-central Pennsylvania create a soothing environment for the staff and 1,000-plus-strong student body. The Technomad Schedulon playback and recording system is responsible for this atmosphere, acting as an audio master control unit for the university’s public address system.

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The Schedulon playback and recording system gives PA system operators the freedom to schedule automatic playback of audio files while maintaining a high level of manual control. According to Vince Mitchell, IT Support Specialist at Penn State Schuylkill, the unit’s networking capabilities and automatic playback of user-defined schedules were a perfect fit for the university’s needs, while the inclusion of manual playback options added more

T.G. Baker (Sound) Ltd. Installs More Than 100 JBL PD Series Loudspeakers In Ireland’s Aviva Stadium

Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland is a state-of-the-art, 51,000-capacity facility for sports, concerts and special events. Its waveform-shaped architecture is striking in design, and houses four tiers of seating, with seven stories of floors and two basement levels. Aviva Stadium is the home of the Irish rugby union team and the Republic of Ireland national football team.

Audio for Aviva Stadium is provided by a massive JBL sound system that includes 105 Precision Directivity (PD) Series loudspeakers, augmented by Application Engineered (AE) Series AM6200/64 speakers. The system also includes Crown Audio amplifiers and BSS Soundweb London signal processing, connectivity and control products. The prestigious installation was carried out by the highly experienced, UK-based TG Baker (Sound) Ltd. under the supervision of project manager Tony Mott. The system was sold by Sound Technology, Harman Professional’s distributor in the UK and ROI, who also provided technical assistance via its project support more

Soundcraft® Vi1™ Digital Mixing Console Provides Diverse Sonic Palette For Norway’s Rainbow Events AS

Rainbow Events AS, a Norwegian production company that coordinates concert tours for major national and international artists, recently added a Soundcraft Vi1 digital mixing console to its inventory. With capabilities to provide sound reinforcement and services for events with up to 30,000 attendees, the Oslo-based company has experience with festivals, clubs, theaters and other events, including the Momarkedet Festival in Mysen, Norway.

For Rainbow, making the move to the Vi1 was a natural progression. “When we first formed the company, we started out using the classic Soundcraft 1S console. Since then, we have been impressed by the quality and reliability Soundcraft provides,? noted Per Langsholt of Rainbow Events.

“At Rainbow we pride ourselves on our close relationships with the artists and our thorough technical knowledge of the equipment we use, giving us an advantage in the planning and execution of concerts and events,? continued Langsholt. “Here in Norway, more

Digital Rapids TouchStream Boosts Veterinary Education at the University of Guelph

Twenty of the user-friendly encoding and streaming appliances record and stream clinical activities from multiple locations

Digital Rapids LogoFebruary 25, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that the University of Guelph has purchased 20 TouchStream live streaming appliances for video capture, archiving and live streaming at the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre at the Ontario Veterinary College. The TouchStream units stream and record medical procedures, interviews and other clinical activities from multiple locations within the Centre.

TouchStream units in rack at University of Guelph

TouchStream units in rack at University of Guelph

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre is a state of the art experiential learning facility where students develop enhanced skills, competence and confidence in providing veterinary healthcare. To support their educational goals, the Centre sought a user-friendly solution to capture video and audio from multiple patient care and procedure rooms, stream it live for immediate remote observation and store it for subsequent on-demand review.

The TouchStream appliances receive source video signals from a variety of locations throughout the Centre and encode them into digital formats for live streaming and on-demand viewing on the Web and other devices. Supplied and deployed by systems integrator Design Electronics, the TouchStream units are integrated with a Crestron control system, allowing recording and streaming to be remotely activated from each location. TouchStream’s flexible concurrent streaming and archiving capabilities and its ability to integrate with third-party components were key considerations for the project, and contribute significantly to the overall system’s ease-of-use. more

AKG DMS 700 Wireless Microphone System Syncs 2011 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards®

Music’s Biggest Night® would be nothing without sound. As the world watched their favorite musicians perform and present at the GRAMMY Awards®, AKG was tasked to provide flawless audio through its DMS700 wireless microphone system and corresponding D-series microphones. Held at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13, the GRAMMY Awards honor those who have achieved recording greatness around the world.

Throughout the telecast, AKG equipment was utilized to deliver key announcements, including the introductions of Ricky Martin and Miley Cyrus, to the live crowd and millions of at-home viewers. Located at two stations during the awards, numerous D7’s and DHT700 handheld mics were in front of the main stage as well as in the satellite stage outside of the arena.

Five-time GRAMMY® Award winner, Usher and his protégé, Best New Artist nominee Justin Bieber both wowed the crowd during their dual performance, wearing AKG more

Audio Visions Delivers Stunning Outdoor Sound for Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival With JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

Founded in 1991, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival has grown to become one of Colorado’s most popular outdoor music festivals. The recent 2010 event in Snowmass Town Park hosted a wide variety of artists including Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Black Crowes, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Wilco and other acts. The 3-day festival attracted more than 35,000 fans each day.

Audio Visions has fielded a JBL VERTEC® system at the festival for the past five years. With offices in Omaha and Minneapolis, the company is the Midwest’s largest single-source, full-service production company. For the most recent event, Audio Visions provided a main PA system comprising 12 JBL VERTEC VT4889 fullsize line array elements per side, with an additional six VT4888 midsize line array elements in use for front fill. A dbx DriveRack 4800 loudspeaker management system was in use for front-end processing.

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