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Soundcraft FX16 Survives ‘Lighting’ Strike

Baltimore Tattoo Convention Performances Challenged When Tesla Machine “Zapped? Analog Sound Console; Durability Proves Show Must Go On!

In an incredible feat of resilience, 500,000 Volts of electricity struck a Soundcraft FX16 audio console during a sideshow gone awry at the Baltimore Tattoo Convention on February 8th in Baltimore City, MD and the show was able to continue. While providing sound reinforcement on the first day of this three-day expo of tattoo artists and live performances, Airport Circle Sound Reinforcement, LLC was faced with an unexpected bolt of lightning that discharged from a performer’s Tesla Coil into the Soundcraft mixer. After destroying the preamps of the mic channels that were attached and all the microphones that were in use, Executive Engineer for Airport Circle Sound, Nik Salvo was able to use the remaining channels of the sound console and continue with two more days of performances. more

TV One’s Multiple-Input/Output Digital Audio Format Converters Now Shipping

a2-7302-iso.jpgErlanger, KY, July 10, 2008 – TV One has announced the release of three new audio products in the A2-7000 Series consisting of the A2-7302, A2-7312 and the A2-7342. They are primarily designed to provide maximum format flexibility for the C2-7310 HD Audio/Video Processor’s audio inputs and outputs. The C2-7310 provides AES3-id audio I/O via two HD-44 Connectors. Additionally, the A2-7300 units may be used in conjunction with one another, without the C2-7310, to provide bi-directional analog/digital or AES3/AES3-id conversion. more

AVIOM PERSONAL MIXERS ARE A HIT WITH RECORDING ARTISTS FROM COAST TO COAST

michael-sciotto-records-at-bicoastal-with-aviom.JPGOSSINING, NEW YORK, JULY XX, 2008—BiCoastal Studios has been on a roll lately, employing Aviom Personal Mixers for recent recording sessions with some of the music industry’s brightest stars, including the Yellowjackets Jazz Quartet, Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, and progressive rocker Danny Brill. more

CLEAR-COM® CELLCOM10® VERSION 1.5.7 GETS HIGH MARKS IN BETA TEST BY CRATERIAN GINGER ROGERS THEATER

craterian-theater-exterior.JPGMEDFORD, OR, JULY 3, 2008—The stage is rarely dark at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, a historic performing arts center in Medford, OR. The venue hosts up to 100 performances and other events per season, keeping staff members busy. All of this comes together through use of intercom solutions from Clear-Com® Communication Systems, a brand of The Vitec Group, which the facility has used for more than a decade. Recently, staffers there beta-tested the latest version of Clear-Com’s CellCom10® digital wireless unit, CellCom10 Version 1.5.7, giving it a huge round of applause. more

Studer and Soundcraft Mixers Featured Heavily at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Mixers from both Studer and Soundcraft appear at numerous events and broadcast facilities at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Digital consoles from both Harman companies have been chosen and purchased by local Chinese broadcasters as well as worldwide companies who are installing or providing facilities at the events. The increased attention to HD broadcasting and surround has been one of the reasons Studer consoles particularly have been bought by numerous Broadcasters for their games coverage. more

Rascal Flatts Brings Studer Vista 5 SR Digital Console On Tour

Front of House Engineer Jon Garber and monitor engineer Stuart Delk discuss how the Studer Vista 5SR Digital Console has helped make the Rascal Flatts “Still Feels Good” tour such a major success.

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AUDIO ANALYSTS PROVIDES NEW YAMAHA T5N AMPS FOR RINGO STARR’S ALL STARR TOUR

yamaha-pm5d-t5n-amps-and-ringos-drums-pnc-arts-centerlow-res.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.─ This summer marks number 10 for Ringo Starr’s All Starr outing and includes returning All Starr members (in alphabetical order): Colin Hay, Billy Squier, Hamish Stuart, and Edgar Winter, and first timers Gary Wright and Gregg Bissonette. The All Starr tour is currently bringing its newest chart-topping lineup to 31 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.

For close to 20 years, Audio Analysts (Colorado Springs, Col.) has provided full audio production for Ringo Starr tours. This year, the All Starr monitor rig is centered around a Yamaha PM5D digital console and 20 of the company’s new T5n amplifiers. Manned by monitor engineer Aaron Goldstein and front of house engineer Brian Bravido, the monitor rig also boasts Audio Analysts-designed wedges, wedge cabinets, sub woofers and three-way cabinets. more

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Shure Gives Rousing Performance in Spring Awakening

BROADWAY MAY NEVER BE THE SAME

NEW YORK, NY, June 18, 2008 — Hailed by critics as the most explosive Broadway musical since Rent, Spring Awakening is a tale of passage from youth to adulthood told in a groundbreaking style taking full advantage of the primal force of rock-and-roll. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 2007, the show also relies on 20 channels of Shure UHF-R® wireless. more

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Hard Steal Unveils AV Cage rev 2 Anti-Theft Projector Mount

AV Cage rev 2LAS VEGAS, NV (June 2008) –Hard Steal Security Corp. today unveiled the next generation in their AV Cage®. The AV Cage rev 2 (patent pending) is a fully adjustable projector mount with advanced security features integrated directly into the design.

The AV Cage completely replaces a typical unsecure mount and is designed to fit a wide range of projectors. Optional Height, Length & Width extension kits offer an even greater range of configuration. The “universal” adjustability of the AV Cage means that users will be able to lifecycle manage their projector assets without fear of also having to replace mounting hardware. more

United Digital Integrators Selects Crown Audio’s Commericial Series Amps With XM Radio To Provide Quality Sound For Uptown Kitchen Restaurant

uptown-kitchen-outside.JPGTaking advantage of Crown’s Commercial Audio Series amplifiers with a built-in XM Radio tuner, Uptown Kitchen, located in Granger, Indiana recently underwent a system overhaul and now has clear, balanced background music throughout the restaurant, matching the bright and fun atmosphere the owners have created. more

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