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MEDIALON at 54th Venice Biennale on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pavilion

©Andrea Avezzù

The Black Arch

Two Medialon MIP HD media player units along with a Medialon Manager show control license are currently running on “The Black Arch?, a collaboration work made by the Artist Shadia Alem and writer Raja Alem to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its debut participation in the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia running in Italy from June 04th to November 27th, 2011.

Damien Lebrun and Nathalie Grassi from CYWEB, a France-based company specialized in multimedia tools and content development, were in charge of the design, the production, and the installation of the audio/images/lighting system, as well as the programming of the Medialon show control system.

©Andrea Avezzù

The Black Arch

The Black Arch? installation is about two visions of the world, of two cities – Mecca in Saudi Arabia and Venice in Italy. The work is a stage, set to project the artists’ collective memory, with physical representation more

Dew Tour Portland Invitational Rides With HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays and Soundcraft Si Compact 16 Consoles

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Maryland Sound International provided JBL VERTEC line arrays and Soundcraft Si Compact 16 mixing consoles for the 2011 Dew Tour Portland Invitational.

PORTLAND, Oregon – The recent 4-day 2011 Dew Tour Portland Invitational in Oregon featured a variety of BMX and skateboarding competitions, along with a live performance by hip-hop group The Cool Kids, with Maryland Sound International (MSI) providing HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line arrays and Soundcraft Si Compact 16 mixing consoles for the competition and concert areas.

The skateboard competition area included a Soundcraft Si Compact 16 digital console, which was used with two columns of five JBL VERTEC VT4887A compact line array elements each and one VT4881A compact arrayable subwoofer each, powered by a Crown I-Tech HD 12000 amplifier. The BMX dirt track had a similar setup, with an Si Compact 16 and more

HARMAN’s JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ Wins Award for Innovation at PLASA 2011

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HARMAN’s Paul Bauman, Brian Pickowitz, and Adam Holladay accepting the PLASA Award for Innovation.
Photo Credit: Chris Toulmin

NORTHRIDGE, California – At PLASA 2011, HARMAN was presented with the PLASA Award for Innovation for the new HARMAN’s JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ audio system configuration and control software application. During the show’s opening two days, products were judged by an independent panel, which viewed individual product presentations. Award winners were chosen for their ability to demonstrate a new style of thinking or an improvement to technical practice with new technology or materials, as well as the use of energy-saving and sustainability benefits.

JBL HiQnet Performance Manager is a highly-refined user interface that facilitates the design of touring and live performance venue sound reinforcement systems. Designed especially for touring and theatrical sound engineering, Performance Manager is more

AVIOM PRO64 NETWORK MANAGER VERSION 2.0 NOW AVAILABLE

WEST CHESTER, PA, OCTOBER 4, 2011Aviom, the exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, announces the official availability of version 2.0 of the Pro64® Network Manager™ PC control application. The new Network Manager 2.0 delivers the power and flexibility of a full crosspoint switch on both inputs and outputs throughout a Pro64 audio network. Utilizing the Network Manager, any audio input or output can be assigned to any Pro64 network audio slot. more

Sound Devices PIX 240 Makes Red Carpet Debut

New Audio/Video Recorder Extends Life for HDV Camera to Capture the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards Pre-Show Event

HOLLYWOOD, OCTOBER 3, 2011 — Working for professional audio equipment reseller Coffey Sound, Daron James appreciates the convenience that quality products bring to his customers. However, in his role as editor for Sound & Picture magazine, it’s these very products that help streamline video productions for the publication’s website, including his recent work on the red carpet during the Academy of Television Arts & Science’s 63rd Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards. In order to capture both audio and video during red carpet arrivals, James selected the Sound Devices PIX 240 to join him on one of Hollywood’s biggest nights. more

Auralex Asks Customers To Show Their Stuff In Online Challenge

“Show Us Your Auralex Room” Facebook Challenge

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, announces an online challenge aimed at inspiring creativity and awareness among its users. The challenge, titled “Show Us Your Auralex Room,? which will run from October 1 until December 15, asks users to showcase their best use of Auralex’s acoustical treatment products and will be accessible through an application on the company’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/AuralexAcoustics).

“We are continually wowed by the innovative ways our costumers utilize Auralex products to achieve the optimal sound quality necessary for their varying needs,? says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics. “This challenge is a way to showcase this innovation, as well as to demonstrate our appreciation for the support of our customers.?

To enter, contestants must upload an image of the room they are showcasing under the challenge tab on the Auralex Facebook page. Entrants more

Red TX Brings Stunning Audio Quality To The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ New Album Launch

Broadcast sound specialist Red TX was recently commissioned to capture the audio for a very special Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Cologne, Germany, which was filmed and broadcast live to 1,500 cinemas around the world.

The concert marked the launch of the multi-platinum rock band’s new album, I’m With You, released through Warner Bros. Records on August 29th. The band played the album in its entirety and followed up with some of their greatest hits.

Production company Splinter chose Red-TX to handle the audio component of the project on the basis of its previous good working relationship with the sound specialists. Renowned live sound engineer and Red TX director Tim Summerhayes manned the desk on board Red TX’s new RED II truck and provided a live audio feed that achieved the same quality as the band’s in-studio performance.

“This was a very special performance for more

BEXEL BUILDS PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS FOR 9TH SEASON OF EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION

BURBANK, CA, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011—Following its recent success on location for the new reality TV series, “Love in the Wild,” Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has once again teamed up with Lock & Key Productions. For the ninth season of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” the team relied on Bexel to create and provide production solutions more

Sennheiser Shines on the Creative Arts Emmy Red Carpet

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Los Angeles—September 22, 2011: At this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards show, audio specialist Sennheiser was tapped to capture the “glamorous? sound bites from the bustling red carpet for one of the entertainment industry’s leading crew-centric magazines, Sound & Picture.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the 2010-2011 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the 63rd Emmy Awards presentation at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Included among the presentations were Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing Achievement in a One Hour Comedy or Drama Series and Outstanding Music Composition in a Miniseries, Movie or a Special. For the evening’s events, Sound & Picture looked to the new MKH 8060 shotgun microphone, equipped with the MZD 8000 digital output module, to capture the vibrancy of the red carpet. While the digital microphone more

Powerline Control Systems Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

Northridge, Cal. — September 22, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc. (PCS), the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting controls for residential and light commercial applications, and the inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB®) technology, has announced its upcoming training schedule for the final quarter of 2011.

PCS will hold a series of “hands-on” interactive product training sessions and attend distributor shows throughout the U.S. which will demonstrate the inter-operational methodology of PulseWorx and Mi LightStyle, the lighting control solution that offers control via any Internet connected device (e.g. tablet, smartphone and computer). The curriculum equips integrators with the education and tools necessary to successfully and efficiently install PCS’s award-winning PulseWorx® lighting control product line in retrofit and new construction applications.

“Powerline Control Systems is committed to giving custom integrators the right training and putting them in position to be successful out in the field,” said Scott Klodowski, more

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