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SOUNDFIELD MICROPHONES SURROUND VISION FEST

stefan_heger.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 2008: For six hot days in June, hundreds of avant-garde jazz enthusiasts packed the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center in Manhattan for the 13th annual Vision Festival. All of the best and brightest avant-garde jazz musicians and groups performed to the eager throng, and Stefan Heger, audio renaissance man and chief engineer at Cologne’s Supow Studio, was on hand to record it all in full surround sound. He relied on just one microphone for the surround signal, a SoundField MKV, which possesses the unique ability to capture spatial information with a proprietary signal. The spatial characteristics of the surround sound can then be altered during mixdown, in contrast to conventional microphone techniques, which permanently imprint their spatial information at the time of recording. more

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University of Idaho Builds Powerful, Flexible Replay System With DNF Controls ST304-DSR1K Controller

SYLMAR, Calif. — July 23, 2008 — DNF Controls today announced that the University of Idaho Department of Athletics is using the ST304-DSR1K slow-motion controller to create a powerful portable replay system for live event production. The ST304-DSR1K slow-motion controller takes advantage of Sony® DSR-DR1000 hard-disk technology to give the university’s video production staff instant access to video, along with simultaneous record and playback functionality. The system is installed at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, home to Idaho Vandals sports (including football and basketball) as well as high-profile university events such as commencement and the annual Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival. more

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TV Magic Strengthens Executive Team With Key Sales and Engineering Appointments

SAN DIEGO — July 23, 2008 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic today announced the appointment of Stephen Milley as the company’s vice president of sales. Milley has been involved in the broadcast, production, and A/V markets for nearly 20 years, working as a professional in the field and serving in sales and marketing roles for world-leading manufacturers of broadcast equipment. In his new position with TV Magic, Milley will oversee the company’s San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York sales and marketing departments. The appointment of Milley as vice president of sales and marketing enables TV Magic’s Pat Thompson to take on the new role of senior vice president of engineering operations. more

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Phoenix Gold® Debuts CT Series In-Wall/In-Ceiling Contractor Speaker Line

PORTLAND, Ore., July 23, 2008 — Phoenix Gold® (phoenixgold.com) is proud to announce that it will debut the new CT Series In-Wall/In-Ceiling speaker line at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 560. Phoenix Gold’s new contractor speakers compose a high quality 10-model line that utilize proven materials and engineering to create a high value driven product offering. The new CT Series is scheduled to ship in November 2008. more

Clair Showco Provides Studer Vista 5 SR Digital Audio Console For Country Music Star Keith Urban Nationwide Tour

Showcasing the quality, ease of use and reliability of the Studer Vista 5 SR console, Clair Showco of Lititz, PA, recently provided the audio system for country music star Keith Urban’s U.S.-based tour. The multi-city tour featured Studer Vista 5 SR digital audio consoles in use for both FOH and monitor mixing applications. more

Full Range Of Stantron A/V Products Now Available Online

MAYVILLE, WISCONSIN – July 22, 2008 – Stantron®, a division of Mayville Products Corporation, now has its full line of audio and visual products available in catalog form at www.stantronracks.com. A complete listing and description of the company’s line of equipment racks and power systems can be downloaded from a literature download section of the site. more

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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS PRESENTS NEXO S12 LINE ARRAY SHOWCASE IN THE ‘BIG APPLE’

NEXO GEO S 12 SeriesBUENA PARK, Calif.─Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. invites all tri-state dealers, consultants and end users to attend a NEXO S12 Series Line Array Showcase on Tuesday, August 5 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm to be held at The Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center, 311 West 34th Street, New York City, 7th Floor.

“These boxes are among the best sounding line arrays produced by NEXO,? states Bob Quinones, District Manager. “They are derived from the highly regarded GEO D series but are smaller and more cost effective. This is a great sounding series, at the right price point, and at the right time.? more

Coemar CycLite LEDs Take Tim McGraw Everywhere

TimTo help get the mega-selling Live Your Voice tour into full gear, John Broderick, production/lighting designer for Curb chart-topper Tim McGraw, relies upon Coemar’s ever-dependable CycLite LED lights.

Broderick, media/stage show/event 30-year veteran, says that for this Premier Global-contracted tour, showing McGraw to the audience in the best way possible meant taking the visual off-center, making it asymmetrical and causing everything to go to a vanishing point so as to force perspective stage left. more

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METRIC HALO ON TOUR WITH WHITE STRIPES AND RACONTEURS

white_stripes.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 2008: Philip J. Harvey from PilotLight Audio Inc. was hired by the White Stripes to mix front-of-house sound and multi-track record their tenth anniversary tour of 2007 in forty channels of high-resolution digital audio. Harvey put together a Metric Halo rig consisting of five MIO 2882+DSP interfaces passing 24-bit/96kHz audio into his MacBook Pro laptop computer. This endeavor led to the recording and mixing of two songs that were released as B-sides on the White Stripes’ “You Don’t Know What Love Is” EP. more

TRUE PERFORMANCE

ren_wreck.JPGLOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA – JUNE 2008: Controversial American artist Matthew Barney and collaborating composer Jonathan Bepler – the team that created the celebrated “Cremaster Cycle” series of art movies – have begun a new project of hugely orchestrated one-time opera/performances set around the world and inspired by Norman Mailer’s 1983 novel “Ancient Evenings.” The first performance, “REN,” took place in mid-May at an abandoned car dealership off the I-5 Interstate south of Los Angeles. Some 600 spectators witnessed the event, which involved a drum and bugle corps, the complete destruction of a Chrysler Imperial by a twenty-ton excavator, the release of several thousand crickets, and much, much more over the course of two spectacular hours. more

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