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Historic Olympia Theatre Takes Digital Leap With Soundcraft Vi6™

MONTREAL, Canada – May 2007 — Originally built in the late-’20s, Montreal’s landmark Olympia Theatre recently underwent a renovation project and technical facilities update that simultaneously took the ‘grand dame’ of the city’s theatre scene both back in time and squarely into the 21st century. As part of the plan, local sound and lighting provider Kloda Focus Group was called upon to supply the venue with a new PA system, which now benefits from a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital live sound console feeding Crown-powered JBL VERTEC arrays, more

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Knitting Factory Celebrates Banner Year With Soundcraft MH3

NEW YORK CITY – May 2007 –The Knitting Factory in New York City celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, a milestone it’s marking with a complete technical overhaul to its main stage sound reinforcement, lighting and video systems. One of the first and most critical upgrades brought a 32-mono-/4-stereo-channel Soundcraft MH3 mixing console to the FOH position. Knitting Factory’s head mixer Jason Tubbs chose the console for its feature set and familiar layout, and has been extremely pleased with its performance. more

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Florent Bernard Joins L-ACOUSTICS Tech Support Team

MARCOUSSIS, France – May 2007 — L-ACOUSTICS is pleased to announce that Florent Bernard has joined the manufacturer as a technical support specialist. Boasting 15 years of touring experience, Bernard has collaborated as a Certified V-DOSC® Engineer (CVE) and sound designer with many top international artists, including Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Nine Inch Nails, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. more

Legendary Blues Musician Buddy Guy Relies on Tripp Lite Power Protection

Chicago, IL (May 17, 2007)–Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is pleased to announce that Buddy Guy, five-time Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, trusts Tripp Lite power protection to keep electronic equipment safely powered during live performances both at his club, Buddy Guy‘s Legends, and on the road. more

Take Stereo Audio the Distance with the New TV One-Task Cat 5 Extender

TV One-task has added the 1T-VGAST-CAT-XL, which is capable of sending and then outputting the stereo audio along with the VGA signal over a distance up to 1000 feet.

ERLANGER, KY, May 24, 2007–The popular Cat.5 series in the TV One-task line has added the 1T-VGAST-CAT-XL. This unit can send both stereo audio, either from a PC or microphone, and a 1280×1024 VGA resolution image to a maximum distance of 1000 feet. more

The Road to InfoComm 2007 Podcast: Randal A. Lemke

Listen in as Sound & Video Contractor Editor Michael Goldman talks with Randal A. Lemke, executive director of InfoComm International, about the changing face of the audiovisual industry and what the future has in store click here

MediaMatrix NION® nX DSP Audio Node Expands Audio Possibilities

NION nX MediaMatrix, a division of Peavey, proudly introduces the NION nX programmable digital audio processing node for professional and commercial audio and communications applications. Built upon the industry’s most efficient audio algorithms, NION redefines and advances the world-class power of MediaMatrix.

The internal processing core of the NION nX is based on three floating-point Analog Devices SHARC DSPs that drive the processing functionality. MediaMatrix’s Scalable I/O Architecture, a modular I/O scheme, supports a variety of optional plug-in cards for maximum versatility. The NION nX has two module bays that support up to 16 simultaneous analog audio channels, while an integrated CobraNet port provides 64 channels for a total of 80 simultaneous configurable audio channels. more

Crest Audio CV-20™ Features Full VCA Control With Flexible Features & Frames

CV-20 glam Crest Audio proudly introduces the CV-20 live-sound mixing console, an incredibly flexible VCA audio solution designed for applications such as front-of-house, monitors and monitors from front-of-house. The CV-20 will be shown at InfoComm Exhibit #8429.

The CV-20 is available in 24, 32, 40, 48 and 56 mono input configurations with four-band sweepable EQ and fully parametric mid-frequency control on each mono input. A feature set of 12 aux sends, eight subgroup assignments and L/C/R panning to the Left/Right and Mono busses provide a wealth of audio routing options as well as Crest Audio’s renowned pristine sound quality. more

Architectural Acoustics Readies PROLINX™ Audio Processing & Control DSP

Prolinx Architectural Acoustics, a division of Peavey, will unveil the new Prolinx — a fully programmable DSP audio processing, routing and control system — at InfoComm 2007 exhibit #8429. Expanding on the robust capabilities of the Digitool®, Prolinx supports I/O matrix configurations from 12 x 12 to 96 x 36.

The Prolinx DX is the heart of the expandable, programmable Prolinx processing system and a versatile new tool for managing audio systems. The DX model can operate as a self-contained system at 12 x 12 I/O, but users can increase the total number of inputs/outputs to 96 x 36 by connecting additional units. Built on 32-bit parallel SHARC processors, the Prolinx DX has a total of 1,320 MIPS allocated to input and output processing and an additional 400 MIPS of processing reserved for signal generation, frequency analysis and general communications. more

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