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Studer Vista 9 and Soundcraft Vi1 Digital Consoles to be Installed in Moscow Conservatory’s Great Hall

As part of its current restoration, the Moscow Conservatory has purchased a Studer Vista 9 digital console for recording, post-production and broadcast from its Great Hall, as well as a Soundcraft Vi1 digital console for multipurpose use, including at front of house when required.

The Moscow Conservatory was founded in 1866 by famous Russian musician Nikolai Rubinstein. It has established itself as one of the world’s most renowned institutions of musical education. In 1940, it was named after the great Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory opened in April 1901. It has been admired by artists and performers all over the world for its remarkable acoustics and elegant architecture. The famous pipe organ of the Great Hall was built by a legendary Paris organ builder A. Cavaille-Coll and was recognized at the Paris World Exhibition of 1900 as one of the best more

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L-ACOUSTICS KARA Makes NYC Debut at Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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One of the L-ACOUSTICS KARA arrays flanking the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

NEW YORK CITY — Although many people consider Black Friday to be the official start of the Christmas frenzy, native New Yorkers will likely tell you that the holiday season doesn’t truly kick off until the massive Christmas tree in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Plaza has been lit.

For more than 10 years, Production Resource Group (PRG) has handled audio production duties for the iconic tree lighting and its related two-hour concert celebration aired live on network television. As usual, this year’s event, held on November 30, featured performances from some of the world’s most popular artists, including Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Jessica Simpson, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, Susan Boyle, Charice, Kylie Minogue and Katherine Jenkins, among others.

But there was also one more very significant performer making its New York City debut at this show as well: L-ACOUSTICS’ new KARA line source array system. more

Prism Sound Helps Jim Stemke Caputure A You Tube Sensation

Prism Sound equipment played an integral part in capturing the latest viral hit to take You Tube by a storm – a choral rendition of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah, which was performed by 683 singers in front of stunned shoppers at Macy’s department store in Philadelphia.
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Led by the Opera Company of Philadelphia, this unique performance was captured on video and has already received more than six million hits. It has also been picked up by CNN and ABC and has been the fourth most shared video on Facebook.

The idea was conceived by the Knights Foundation in association with the Philadelphia Opera Company and Macy’s. The Knight’s Foundation is funding countless “Random Acts of Culture? in various locations all over the USA, but the Macy’s stunt has been far and away its most successful. Macy’s has been flooded with calls of appreciation more

Narduzzo Too takes restoration and grading to a new level with projectiondesign®’s cineo82 projector

Narduzzo Too based in the heart of the world’s most famous film making community in Pinewood Studios, UK is the latest user of the cineo82 projector from projectiondesign. The projector is used by internationally renowned colorist, Vince Narduzzo and his team for various projects.

Vince Narduzzo takes up the story: “At Narduzzo Too, television work is our core business. Our recent projects include, Lark Rise To Candleford, Five Daughters and Waking The Dead and we are due to start grading a six – part comedy for Channel 4 titled Phoneshop in September. In order to revisit the world of grading feature films we needed to be set up for projection for grading and digital intermediate. With the cineo82 we now have a world class facility and grading environment that is second to none.?

Over many years Vince has also had a long standing working relationship with brothers, more

Flyleaf Finds Innovative Uses for Soundcraft Digital Mixing Consoles on Their Current U.S. Tour

Platinum-selling rock band Flyleaf has been touring constantly in 2010, building upon the success of their Memento Mori and Flyleaf albums and hit songs like “Again,? “I’m So Sick? and “All Around Me.? Now on the second leg of Flyleaf’s “Unite and Fight? tour, Rich Caldwell (front of house engineer) and Sean Patrick (monitor engineer) rely on Soundcraft Vi6™ and Si3 digital mixing consoles, respectively.

“Earlier this year we were able to secure a production budget to carry consoles, so we started shopping for a desk to rent,? says Rich Caldwell, Flyleaf’s front of house engineer. “We wanted to go analog at the time, but it’s just not practical for a multi-band bill and limited trailer space. After several lengthy conversations with Vince Kapchinski, the owner of Backstage Sound and Lighting [of Bryan, Texas], we decided to take out the Vi6. He kept raving about how ‘analog’ the more

Logic Systems Deploys JBL SRX Subwoofers For Regional Entertainment Events

Logic Systems Sound and Lighting, a 20-year-old audio/video production company based in Valley Park, Missouri, continues to deploy JBL SRX728 subwoofers for events ranging from live concerts to presidential rallies across the Midwest. With a large arsenal of the subwoofers, owner Chip Self and his staff not only provide superior sound to the rental firm’s events, but also highlight the SRX728’s capabilities during local subwoofer technology workshops.

In his search for a subwoofer to replace his older, previous units, Self hoped to upgrade with a reliable, lightweight and durable loudspeaker that could be used for any venue or event. As an authorized JBL repair facility as well, Self had ever only seen one JBL SRX728 unit in for repair, which was ultimately how he was able to test it.

“The customer’s SRX728 impressed us because it was the first one we had ever seen come into our more

MSL Feathers The Nest With Martin Audio

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The expanding Colombo Group, headed by former fabric head of promotion Steve Ball and Riz Shaikh, recently added its first live/dance club to a portfolio of London bars and gastro-pubs.

Occupying the site of the former Bardens Boudoir in Dalston, East London, is The Nest, where technology specialists Middlesex Sound & Light (MSL) were tasked with designing a flexible sound system around Martin Audio components.

Steve Ball and Matt Monhardt, general manager of the 300-capacity venue, had specifically requested Martin Audio. “Martin Audio is the best sound system we’ve heard in club situations,? he said. “We told Middlesex Sound & Light that we wanted Martin Audio loudspeakers and amplifiers because the impact and precision are so much better.

“We also wanted flexible zoning, allowing as much bass as possible on the tiny dance floor, while at the same time enabling the music level to be adjusted at more

ESCO Communications Upgrades Audio System at University of Notre Dame Purcell Pavilion With JBL Loudspeakers

As part of a $24.7 million renovation to the home of University of Notre Dame basketball and volleyball, ESCO Communications, Inc. recently completed a JBL loudspeaker system installation in the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center in South Bend, Indiana. The nearly 10,000-seat arena, which opened its doors in 1968, is now a state-of-the-art facility for all of the student-athletes and fans to enjoy.

ESCO installed 16 JBL PD5322/95 full-range loudspeakers, eight PD5125 low-frequency loudspeakers and 12 ASB6128 high-power subwoofers for the main system, with five AC18 2-way loudspeakers for club level seating, eight AM5212/64 2-way loudspeakers and an additional four AC18’s for the scoreboard and VRX928 small-scale constant curvature line array loudspeakers for various performances.

“From the minute you walk into the Joyce Center until the minute you walk out, everything you hear is HARMAN,? said John Nonemaker of ESCO. “The JBL team was always on more

DJ Swivel On The Lexicon® PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle: “The Lexicon PCM suite is the only plug-in reverb I can put up against a $20,000 hardware reverb – and it’ll hold its own.?

DJ Swivel is a mixer, engineer, and producer who has worked with hip-hop, R&B and pop artists including Beyonce, Fabolous, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Britney Spears, Kanye West and others. He is also co-founder/co-owner of Silverbridge Media, a music publishing company for film and TV music.

DJ Swivel uses the Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle and prizes it for its sound quality and flexibility. “I’ve worked with the Lexicon 960L hardware reverb (no longer available) for several years, and was never able to find a plug-in reverb that I warmed up to. They always added a certain amount of brittleness to a vocal that I didn’t care for,? Swivel said. “It wasn’t until I listened to the PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle that I felt confident in switching over to plug-in versions.?

“I mix almost exclusively in the box (on a computer), but until now I more

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Digital Rapids C2 Streamlines Media Movement Between Facilities for Torstar Media Group Television

Digital Rapids’ versatile, multi-format encoding systems also critical to TMGTV operations

Digital Rapids LogoNovember 24, 2009 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that direct-response television provider Torstar Media Group Television (TMGTV) has selected the Digital Rapids C2 media and data delivery software to enable fast, reliable delivery of media files between TMGTV’s facilities. TMGTV has also standardized on Digital Rapids encoding systems to encode and transform content for broadcast server compatibility and new multi-platform applications.

TMGTV operates Shop TV Canada, a 24-hour direct-response television channel, and TMGTV Productions, which produces infomercials both for Shop TV Canada and for external clients to run on other television stations. TMGTV uses C2 to move content quickly and reliably in its native file formats over an IP network between separate production and playout facilities located in neighboring cities. With the network also used for time-critical applications by newspaper reporters at TMGTV’s parent company, C2′s scheduling and rate control capabilities are also crucial for ensuring that TMGTV’s large media transfers don’t interfere with the bandwidth needed by other network users. more

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