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Randy Meullier Turns To Soundcraft Vi6 For Alice Cooper “Theatre Of Death� Tour

SSE Audio provides Soundcraft platform for rock legend’s European leg.

POTTERS BAR, United Kingdom — When Alice Cooper embarked on his current UK and European Theatre of Death tour, his long-serving sound engineer Randy Meullier was finally able to bag his first choice digital console — the Soundcraft Vi6™.

And he says he largely has Pete Russell at the SSE Audio Group to thank. Taking over the European sound production duties from Phoenix-based Precise Corporate Staging (PCS), by the time Russell suggested that Meullier try the Soundcraft platform (with the Vistonics™ II interface), the sound man — who has been piloting the legendary rocker’s front-of-house mixes for the past seven years — had already served his baptism on the Vi6 in Norway and Cyprus.

“Earlier in this tour I did a fly-in show at the Skaanevik Festival in Norway and it was a joy to use the more

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Scharff Weisberg Opens Up Pandoras Box for “Memphis: The Musical�

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When “Memphis: The Musical” opened on Broadway October 19 at the Shubert Theatre, the scenic projection design was supported by innovative technology provided by Scharff Weisberg, Inc. (SWI). SWI provided two Christie Roadster HD18K 1080 HD 18,000-lumen 3-chip DLP digital projectors plus two Coolux Pandoras Box Media Server PROs, two Coolux MediaManager PRO machines, and a Coolux Widget Designer PRO advanced control surface-creation framework.

“Memphis” takes place in Tennessee during the 1950s and the story revolves around a white R & B DJ who falls in love with a black singer he has introduced to his audience. The show depicts the changing society of the time and captures the decade’s R&B, gospel, and early rock ‘n roll sounds with a score by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan.

Video projection is primarily used in “Memphis” to identify locations from scene more

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MULTI-FACETED AUDIO ENGINEER MICHAEL ROMANOWSKI USES METRIC HALO’S ULN-8 FOR MASTERING, MIXING AND RECORDING

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: When audio engineer Michael Romanowski describes the Metric Halo Mobile I/O ULN-8 interface as the “do-everything” box, he isn’t exaggerating. In fact, the ULN-8 interface is so versatile that it has become an essential component in Romanowski’s workflow, whether he is recording on location or in the studio, mixing at home, or working in his mastering facility.

“I have two that I use at the studio, and then I have several that I use for location recording,” explains Romanowski, who was recently appointed as the Chairman of the P&E Wing of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Examples of Romanowski’s location recording projects range from Americana musician Todd Snider to the American Bach Soloists, with a wide variety of rock, jazz, pop and blues performers in between.

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DANLEY SIGNS MITEK AND SOUND MISSION FOR DISTRIBUTION IN CANADA AND THE EU

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA: Danley Sound Labs, home of world-renowned loudspeaker designer Tom Danley’s patented Synergy Horn (SH) loudspeakers and Tapped Horn (TH) subwoofers, announces the addition of two new international distributors to help keep pace with its rapidly expanding market. Mitek Canada will distribute Danley loudspeakers for houses of worship, commercial installations, and live venues to all points north of the continental U.S., while Sound Mission will do the same for Poland, Germany, and a growing list of other European Union countries.

Mitek Canada, one of the largest distributors of commercial and consumer electronics in Canada, provides a wide range of products to all retailers across the country, from national chains to single store specialists to integrators. It has representatives and trainers from coast to coast along with warehouses in both British Columbia and Ontario to provide its clients with timely service across the country. Sound Mission is fronted by more

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Furman 2010 NAMM Show Product Preview

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ASHLY BRINGS SIMPLICITY AND FUNCTIONALITY TO BECKER COLLEGE GYMNASIUM SOUND SYSTEM

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LEICESTER, MASSACHUSETTS: The Leicester campus of Massachusetts’ multi-campus Becker College is the 19th oldest campus in the United States. Indeed, the great John Hancock put his John Hancock… er, signature… on its charter in 1784. Now a prestigious private school, Becker’s 1,700 students uphold its strong academic tradition, and recent years have witnessed tremendous growth in the school’s athletic program. As such, the lone 37 year-old speaker cabinet, in the equally-old Leicester Campus Gymnasium, was proving more and more inadequate, and the school was forced to rent a better system for most events. When administrators approved a modest budget for a new system, the multimedia crew and athletic directors were overjoyed to receive a fabulous sounding and remarkably easy to control system, the logic, processing, and interface of which is provided by an Ashly ne24.24M matrix processor with intuitive Ashly remote control units.
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MORE HD SURROUND SOUND FROM SKY WITH SOUNDFIELD’S UPM-1 • Satellite Broadcaster Buys Eight SoundField Stereo-to-5.1 Upmix Processors

keith_lane.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA: European satellite broadcaster BSkyB, better known as Sky, has purchased eight of SoundField’s stereo-to-5.1 upmix processors for live use in their studios and outside broadcast facilities. The SoundField UPM-1 is a 1U, 19-inch rack processor which can create a convincing, phase-coherent 5.1 surround panorama from stereo audio in real-time, without adding any reverb or unwanted additional phase shifts. It does this by adaptively analyzing the two-channel stereo material, separating the content into its ambient and direct components, and placing any material from the center of the original stereo mix, such as commentary or dialogue, into the center channel of the resulting 5.1 panorama. For HD broadcasters, the UPM-1 ensures that most audio can be broadcast in fold-down friendly surround sound, without obvious moments when the broadcast soundscape narrows to stereo during the transmission of older, stereo-only material.

“The UPM-1 is more

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CONFERENCE RENTAL USA PROVIDES SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION

Simultaneous Interpretation

Conference Rental USA Providing Interpretation

San Francisco, December 8, 2009 – Conference Rental USA recently provided push-to-talk conference microphones and interpretation equipment to the University of San Francisco, School of Law (USF) for a high-profile international symposium on emerging issues in trademark law.
With distinguished guest Justice Kong Xiangjun, Senior Judge of the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Supreme Court in China and one of the World’s 50 Most Influential People in IP, delivering a key address in Mandarin, the University was facing the need for simultaneous interpretation. The interpreted speech was to be delivered simultaneously to both the audience in the room and the audience online where the day-long symposium was broadcasted live.
Conference Rental USA advised the organizing team at USF on solutions of superior technology to allow the meeting to run as smoothly more

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Alcorn McBride Wins Exhibitor Award at IAAPA Expo

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Alcorn McBride Digital Binloop HD

Orlando, Florida — Alcorn McBride received an Honorable Mention Award from IAAPA show organizers at the recent convention in Las Vegas. The company was recognized in the “Technology Applied to Amusementâ€? category for the Digital Binloop HD.

IAAPA says entries for the Best New Product Awards are judged on three criteria: the benefit of the product or service to the prospective buyer; originality or uniqueness of the product or service; and the utility of the product or service’s design and construction. Each award category had one winner and one recipient of an Honorable Mention Award.

Alcorn McBride’s Digital Binloop HD provides playback of up to eight HD video channels in only three rack units. Ideal for themed entertainment, museums, and other applications requiring high-resolution video playback, the Digital more

WIREWORKS LumaVue PANELS ILLUMINATE AEROSPACE CORPORATION’S STARS LAUNCH ROOM

Wireworks - Aerospace Corp STARS Launch Room

EL SEGUNDO, CA – Wireworks best-selling LumaVue Custom Panels rise to the occasion for the STARS Launch Room at the Aerospace Corporations’ Launch Operations Center, a federally funded research and development center for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office that provides information on launch vehicles, satellite systems, ground control systems, and space technology.

Located on the control consoles, which were manufactured and installed by Premier Enclosure Systems (PES), a 40-year-old Southern California-based company that manufactures high quality enclosures, including modified standard, custom and NEMA special designs, Wireworks LumaVue offers an easy to-read back-lit interface panel that complements the state-of-the-art technology upgrades performed by PES for the Aerospace Corporation. Wireworks LumaVue Custom Panels offer several, easy-to-access connections directly on the control console. These include a headset jack, an Ethernet network port, a more

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