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Stage Research’s New SFX 6.2 Software Affords Complete Cue and Capture Command

6.2Stage Research has just introduced SFX 6.2 trigger-and-play software, rich with SFX updates for great results.

This latest upgrade in the SFX 6 series carries all of the audio file engine, cue and scripting advantages of the original. It’s the major improvements, however, that take it over perhaps the most innovative edge in the industry. more

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Boxmasters Groove With “Cadillac of Mics”

shure-boxmaster-pic.JPGTHE BOXMASTERS STICK WITH SHURE

The Boxmasters (Billy Bob Thornton, J.D. Andrew and Mike Butler) are back with what may be the trio’s best studio offering to date, Modbilly. A two-CD set, the record got an introductory boost with the help of a touring schedule that swept through several House of Blues, South By Southwest, followed by a recent run through Canada, Connecticut, and Massachusetts with Willie Nelson and Ray Price. more

SENNHEISER TEAMS UP WITH FOX SPORTS TO FIND THE NEXT GREAT AUDIO TECH

aldous_stevens.JPGCHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – JUNE 2009: Delivering a successful sports broadcast for network television is as much art as it is science, but a confluence of forces are threatening to make it a lost art practiced only by a graying and ever-shrinking cadre of sages. Sennheiser has teamed up with FOX Sports to reverse that trend with an immensely practical, hands-on, trial-by-fire introduction to real-world sports broadcasting for promising students of telecommunications. David Missall, Sennheiser’s director of market development for the Eastern region, originated the program and selected its first student, junior Michael Stevens of Ball State University, to work with industry veteran Fred Aldous in the FOX Sports mix truck at the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race in Charlotte, North Carolina. The experience was, in equal parts, demanding, eye-opening, and inspiring. more

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SENNHEISER DOMINATES CMT MUSIC AWARDS

cmt_sugarland.JPGNASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JUNE 2009: The 2009 CMT Music Awards from Nashville were a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll this year, with guest appearances from, quirky new wavers, the B-52s and the new wave of British heavy metal pioneers, Def Leppard, among the night’s highlight performances. Sennheiser wireless microphones and personal monitor systems also made appearances throughout the night’s telecast, during which Sennheiser artists Sugarland and the Zac Brown Band took home awards for Video Duo of the Year and the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year respectively. more

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EAW Products Chosen for British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Lodge

Queen CharoletteThe ultimate Canadian sport fishing resort installs EAW VR Series and SMS Series speakers

Whitinsville, MA, USA, June 25, 2009 – The waters off the northwest coast of British Columbia are deep, cool and clear – the perfect conditions for salmon and halibut – and the Queen Charlotte Lodge, at the north end of the Queen Charlotte Islands, is perfectly situated to be a fisherman’s dream come true. Recently, the Lodge decided to update its sound system, and Vancouver-based installers/integrators Sapphire Sound turned to the reliable and innovative engineering of EAW, a world leader in audio system technology. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA UNVEILS ATCS-60 IR CONFERENCE SYSTEM

ATCS-60 IR— Company offers contractors and system integrators a flexible, portable wireless infrared system with easy setup, intuitive operation and unmatched security —

STOW, OH, June 24, 2009 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, expands its Engineered Sound® range of meeting/conference room offerings with the ATCS-60 IR (infrared) Conference System. The ATCS-60 is a fully self-contained wireless distributed audio system using infrared communications technology, designed for corporate, government and educational applications. The system offers many impressive and practical features, providing ease of setup and operation, and eliminating the need for microphone wiring and ceiling speakers. more

MARANTZ® PROFESSIONAL EXHIBITS THE PMD661 COMPACT DIGITAL RECORDER

PMD661— New PMD661 recorder offers a smaller footprint, an improved layout and a superior feature set —

INFOCOMM, ORLANDO, FL, June 17, 2009 — D&M Professional, manufacturer of the renowned Marantz® Professional PMD series of professional recording products, exhibits its newest field recorder, the PMD661 Compact Digital Recorder. The launch of the PMD661 is a direct result of feedback from users in the field, working in an array of recording environments in various vertical markets such as broadcast, government, faith and education. Marantz Professional has developed the PMD661 to provide advanced functionality and convenience, further emphasizing its ongoing commitment to supplying customers with market driven product solutions. more

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MARANTZ® PROFESSIONAL DISPLAYS THE PMD580 COMPACT DIGITAL RECORDER, ALONG WITH OTHER PMD® RACKMOUNT UNITS

PMD580— Latest addition to Marantz® Professional’s renowned family of rackmount digital recorders adds new hardware and software enhancements, including network compatibility —

— The single-rackspace PMD580 also adds balanced XLR I/Os, Ethernet and RS232 connections, AES/EBU interface and 24-bit resolution —

— Company also shows PMD570 and PMD560 rackmount Solid State Recorders —

INFOCOMM, ORLANDO, FL, June 17, 2009 — Marantz® Professional is displaying the PMD580 Solid State Recorder, the latest addition to its highly successful family of rackmount digital recorders. more

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New 1600VP Remote Variable Pattern Mic Well Received At Infocomm

ast-1600vp-remote.jpgOrlando, FL––Introduced at InfoComm ’09, the new 1600VP continuously-variable pattern condenser hanging microphone system with remote polar control design (patent pending) and an anti-rotational positioning mount was enthusiastically received by convention attendees and the media at a special press conference.

For the first time, the 1600VP’s variable polar pattern with remote control allows the user to precisely adjust the shape of the pick-up pattern to provide the best gain before feedback from a remote location using the standard mic cable. more

Big Show Construction Management Engineers, Fabricates and Installs AV And Control Systems For Beacon Institute

BeaconWhen The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries began construction on its new Center for Environmental Innovation and Education (CEIE) it called upon Big Show Construction Management (BSCM) to engineer, fabricate and install the audio, video and control systems.

The CEIE is the Institute’s primary education and outreach facility and the first on its campus at Denning’s Point on the Hudson in Beacon, New York. It is home to the Institute’s flagship REON (River and Estuary Observatory Network) initiative, a join effort between The Beacon Institute, IBM and Clarkson University to create an integrated network of environmental sensors throughout the 315-mile length of the Hudson River to monitor physical, chemical and biological changes in the river in realtime. more

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