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Earthworks Extends Reach into Canadian Professional Audio Market Through Distribution Agreement

Milford, NH, May 18, 2009Earthworks, the High Definition Microphone(TM) manufacturer, announced that it has signed a new distribution agreement with Music Marketing, Inc., a Toronto-based distributor of music and professional audio solutions. Through the agreement, Earthworks’ entire line of products, including its recently introduced PianoMic(TM) and FlexWand(TM) high definition microphones, are now available to the Canadian live sound and recording markets. more

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AVIOM PERSONAL MIXERS IMPROVE SOUND FOR MIGHTY MEN 2009 CHRISTIAN GATHERING AND BROADCAST

GREYTOWN, KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA — More than 200,000 men from all over South Africa congregated for the Mighty Men Conference 2009, one of the country’s largest annual Christian events, to listen to minister Angus Buchan, farmer, writer and missionary of Shalom Ministries. For the first time, though, this year’s gathering was also broadcast live on local and international cable networks, posing daunting challenges for the event’s audio crew. The crew for the event relied on Aviom’s Pro16® monitor mixing system as a solution for stage monitoring to minimize stage volume for the live broadcast. more

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TURNING POINT INSTALLS SOLID STATE LOGIC C200 HD DIGITAL PRODUCTION CONSOLE IN NEW HD REMOTE TRUCK

Console Fulfills Capture and Post Production Mission

SAN DIEGO, CA – Turning Point, the radio and television division of the ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah and the Shadow Mountain Community Church, recently completed a new 45-foot remote truck that offers full HD production capabilities. The audio mission was accomplished through a 128-input, 32 fader Solid State Logic C200 HD Digital Production Console with two SSL Delta Link MADI HD units providing the pathway to the resident Pro Tools HD® system and three 48-input SSL C-SB stage boxes for remote microphone control. more

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A Theater to Meet Music-listening and Movie-watching Passion

lht17a_500.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Large Home Theater Level V: $340,000-$465,000

Date design began: 05-07-07
Date installation was completed: 02-04-08

FEATURE ESSAY:

1. Synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The clients’ passion for both music and movies required that the room serve a dual purpose. While maintaining an environment that was aesthetically congruent with the design of the rest of the home, the clients desired an area for critical music listening. The goal was that those characteristics would carry over to the home theater experience. Video quality played an equal role of importance to the audio. Room isolation and acoustic treatment was also a major focus of the project. The clients’ involvement throughout the decision making process was invaluable and refreshing. This is apparent with their ability to answer their friends’ questions about the system…right down to which cables were used. more

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SE Systems Backs MerleFest for 22nd Year⎯Main Stages Use NEXO and Yamaha⎯

nexo-geo-d-yamaha-pm5d-rh-and-foh-engineer-boban-petrovic-hillside-stage-merle-fest.JPGWilkesboro, N.C.⎯Held on the grounds of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina April 23-26, MerleFest celebrated its 22nd year with four days of music over 11 stages: Americana, Austin Songwriting, Cabin, Creekside, Dance, The Pit, Watson, Walker Center, Hillside, Little Pickers, and The Lounge, with a couple of ‘just get up and pick’ stages. more

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BOSCH’S COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS DIVISION TO OFFER NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS

Cedar Rapids, IA, May 18, 2009 — The NSCA Education Foundation in partnership with Bosch’s Communications Systems Division is offering two $2,500 scholarships to students entering the commercial electronics systems industry. Applications are now being accepted. For more information on how to apply, please visit www.nscafoundation.org.

These scholarships, in memory of Robert Bosch, will be awarded to qualified applicants who have just graduated from high school or are currently receiving their undergraduate degree and are interested in the commercial electronics systems industry. more

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Stage Research Enhances Dialog In The Dark Exhibition

DialogAfter furnishing the Kansas City exhibition of Dialog in the Dark with SFX 6, the world’s leading live entertainment music/sound playback software, Stage Research has gone on to upgrade the exhibition’s permanent Atlanta installation.

Set in complete darkness, Dialog in the Dark, which has toured 22 countries, focuses on tolerance and awareness. Created by Ashoka Fellow Andreas Heinecke, a former German journalist/commentator, the exhibition utilizes scents, wind, temperatures, sound and textures to construct everyday environments and provide perceptual orientation within a world encompassing the remaining four senses. Blind or visually-impaired guides lead visitors through the installation which sharpens one’s sense of hearing with the sounds of rustling waterfalls and bustling communities. more

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RTS Supports Emma TV for Children Fighting Cancer

  • Emma Children’s Hospital in Amsterdam boasts its own TV studio in which programs are produced by and for children fighting cancer.
  • RTS and Axon, the company’s distributor in the Netherlands, are supporting the project by making equipment and know-how available to the hospital virtually free of charge.

Straubing / Amsterdam The Department of Pediatric Oncology at Amsterdam’s Emma Children’s Hospital, which is attached to the University of Amsterdam’s Academic Medical Centre, boasts an unusual facility: a TV studio in the basement from which programs are produced by and for children suffering from cancer. RTS and Axon, the company’s distribution partner in the Netherlands, are supporting this humanitarian project by providing the children’s hospital with equipment and know-how. more

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HOSA TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES THE DA-CAPPO DA12 HARDWIRED EARSET MICROPHONE

da12ge_hi.jpgBuena Park, CA – May 2009… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, and distributor of Da-Cappo Micro Microphones throughout the Americas, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Da-Cappo DA12 Hardwired Earset Microphone. Ideal for use where the interfacing wireless microphone system remains constant, the new DA12 Hardwired Earset Microphone offers the same performance attributes of the original DA12, but with the added convenience of never having to worry about misplacing the cable and adaptor. more

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Digital Rapids Bringing Encoding and Streaming Leadership to InfoComm

May 15, 2009 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids will showcase a selection of its award-winning media encoding and streaming systems at the annual InfoComm exhibition for the first time this year. Best known for providing industry-leading media solutions to top-tier entertainment organizations (such as NBC Universal) and major worldwide event coverage (such as the 2008 Beijing Olympics with NBC, CCTV and other broadcasters), Digital Rapids is bringing its acclaimed technologies and expertise to broader markets with new solutions featuring new form factors, unprecedented ease of use and breakthrough affordability. Digital Rapids solutions will be demonstrated in booth 2774. more

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