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Crosscreek Television Productions Uses Joseph Electronics DFT-12 Units to Improve Setup and Signal Transport

NILES, Ill. — Dec. 2, 2014 — Joseph Electronics (JE), the premier one-stop shop for the broadcast industry and provider of fiber termination and custom fiber solutions through Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), today announced that Alabama-based remote broadcast company Crosscreek Television Productions is using JFS’s DFT-12JR signal transport boxes on its mobile units in order to move signals more efficiently for its clients. The DFT-12JR is a single-RU box that enables 12 channels of HD transport in groups of two over one or two single-mode fibers.

“We are always looking at options to make our clients’ shows more efficient and to improve our overall offering to new clients, as well,” said Jonathan Cline, engineering manager at Crosscreek Television Productions. “We have heard nothing but good things about the Joseph DFT units, and we haven’t been disappointed. The great thing about them is the ability to change the direction of the signal path in pairs. We hope to make them standard across our entire fleet.”

Before purchasing the DFT-12JR units, Crosscreek was using multiple single-channel BNC-to-fiber and fiber-to-BNC sets to distribute signals. Now Crosscreek uses two sets of 1-RU DFT-12 units, which are user-configurable in pairs of two in order to meet any send/receive requirements. Crosscreek’s normal configuration is eight transmission paths and four receive paths to accommodate its most common booth setup — allowing for eight feeds to monitors in the booth, plus an HD Telestrator and one additional signal to be sent back to the mobile unit.

Crosscreek purchased road cases and racked the units along with a power supply, two HD DAs, and a tie-line panel to simplify setup for whomever would be using the gear that day. One end of the unit lives inside the truck, and the case goes wherever the signal feeds are needed. The DFT-12JR, like other units in the DFT Series, comes standard with redundant power supplies to ensure a complete backup of critical paths. In addition, full-fiber redundancy with automatic fail-safe switchover is available as an option for all DFT Series frames.

So far Crosscreek has used its DFT-12JR units for a major horse-racing broadcast that required its OB trucks to receive feeds from the in-house facility at a significant distance from the TV compound. In the future, Crosscreek will put the units to work on NHL, NBA, college football, and college basketball broadcasts to send feeds to a booth, tie into the house cabling, or share feeds among mobile units.

“We created the DFT Series of signal transport boxes to improve truck signal interconnection and distribution, and Crosscreek is a great example of this,” said Yohay Hahamy, president and CEO of Joseph Electronics. “The DFT-12JR boxes not only make set-and-strike faster and easier for Crosscreek operators, but they also make it possible to move the OB trucks farther away from ever more crowded TV compounds without compromising quality or performance.”

Further information about Joseph Electronics and the company’s products and services is available at www.josephelectronics.com.

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About Crosscreek Television Productions
Crosscreek Television Productions was started as a hobby in 1983. Since then, it has grown organically through passion and faith. Crosscreek continues to be a leader in innovation for its clients, and it has been fortunate to be a part of many world-class broadcast events including the Super Bowl, World Series, Olympics, and the launch of several regional sports networks.

One constant remains the same: Crosscreek is about people. Our crew is our family and our customers are our friends. Crosscreek Television Productions is about integrity, recalling an era when a person’s word was their bond and a handshake was as binding as any legal contract. Crosscreek is also a proud member of Alliance Productions. More information is available at www.crosscreektv.com.

About Joseph Electronics
Joseph Electronics (JE) is an authorized stocking distributor for more than 100 premier broadcast and pro A/V brands with stocking locations in both Illinois and California. Its full-service fiber division, Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), designs and supplies innovative custom fiber solutions — such as the Caddie Series, DFT Series, and 4K Studio Caddie — for broadcasters and system integrators alike. Equipped with a state-of-the-art fiber lab staffed with fully certified professionals, JFS can fabricate, terminate, or repair any connector, assembly, panel, breakout, or interface in use today. JE has served the broadcast industry for more than 65 years and has representatives in California, New York, Georgia, and London. More information about Joseph Electronics can be found at www.josephelectronics.com.

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Archion Enhances Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow with Introduction of ‘Collaborate’

– Innovative Solution Provides Continuous Single Local Sync Point Access For All Adobe Creative Cloud Content Creators To Share, Collaborative, Create –

Burbank, CA (December 3, 2014) – Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for media workflows, today announced Collaborate, a new appliance to manage Adobe® Creative Cloud® sync points and provide continuous high-speed access to the world of Adobe CC assets, Archive, Libraries, files and tools.  Collaborate makes sharing and working together easy and efficient for all Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) users.

The full potential of Archion’s EditStor EO shared storage system with Adobe CC can now be realized with the integration of Archion’s Collaborate.  This uniquely designed high-performance appliance for Adobe CC environments provides a single local sync point that allows Adobe CC content creators to share, collaborate and create.

“Never before has there been so much to gain by combining Adobe Creative Cloud solutions with a networked storage infrastructure so that remote creative teams can deliver their most innovative work,” said James Tucci, chief technology officer of Archion.  “While not every storage solution has been designed to work with media workflows, our EditStor platform was specifically designed for creative professionals and teams.  At the same time, Archion’s advanced Collaborate server has been specifically designed to meet the needs of Adobe’s Creative Cloud.”

“We believe Adobe CC will change how industry professionals collaborate,” said Reuben Lima, Archion’s chief executive officer.  “Adobe has developed a rich environment of mobile tools for content creation, and Archion’s Collaborate appliance will seamlessly sync content for shared production environments.  Creative professionals using Adobe CC and Archion’s EditStor will now gain the benefit of sharing and working together more easily and efficiently.”

Collaborate Offers 24/7 Adobe CC Connectivity
Archion’s Collaborate fits into an EditStor EO network to provide 24/7 Adobe CC cloud connectivity between local client workstations and all remote applications and systems.  Easy to install and set up, it comes completely configured with two 10gigE ports.  One is connected to the EditStor EO 10gigE port for fast transfer of media, Libraries and Collaboration files to the client’s shared sync point.  The second 10gigE port is connected to the Internet and Adobe CC Sync.

Sync is the key in the new Adobe CC tools.  Archion’s Collaborate provides the sync point for all the Adobe CC clients on the EditStor network, making CC Collaboration tools always available for mobile applications and remote networking clients.  All of the assets, archives, files, Libraries and Collaboration shares are available on all Adobe CC Sync systems 24/7 with EditStor and the Archion Collaboration appliance.  Working with Collaborate is transparent to an Adobe user.

Normally, when the workstation in a client-to-cloud connection is down, the access to Sync, Assets, Archive, Collaboration sessions and Libraries is not available.  However, with Archion’s Collaborate, Sync points are always available and online regardless of the status of the user system.

Key Benefits
* Continuous sync on Adobe CC for multiple systems running CC Sync
* Direct high-speed 10gigE from the Archion EditStor EO to Collaborate and out to the Internet
* Full support for Creative Cloud Asset; made more flexible with local shared storage supporting the CC and the client directly; Libraries and Archive are available on both local and CC storage
* Full support for Creative Cloud Apps applications and tools; Adobe Premiere Clip, Voice, Lightroom, Photoshop sketch, and Mix, Illustrator Draw and Line; Premiere Clip can be used in the field with clips and sequences sent to clients for finishing

As an Adobe solutions provider, Archion works to deliver the most comprehensive Adobe workflows and knowledge base.  The Archion white paper on Adobe Creative Cloud can be downloaded at http://www.archion.com/downloads4/ArchionWhitepaperAdobeCreativeCloud-11-7-2014-Final2.pdf.

Archion’s Collaborate is available now at a price of $4,995.

EditStor: Making Media Sharing Easy and Accessible
Archion’s EditStor platform makes media sharing easy and affordable for creative professionals that work with Adobe Anywhere, Adobe Creative Cloud and other popular media creation tools.  EditStor EO and ES easily facilitate the flow, conversion and management of media within the production workflow by offering the richest media management feature set for video and audio workflows available today.  All of this comes at a very competitive price-performance ratio.

About Archion Technologies
Archion, based in Burbank, CA, is a leading provider of intelligent networked storage solutions specifically designed for post-production and graphic professionals working in the broadcast, production, corporate, education, government, house of worship and sports industries.  Founded by a team of post-production, technology and entertainment industry professionals 15 years ago, Archion set out to create a new standard of data protection and performance for those creating video, audio and graphical content.  Since then, Archion’s high-performance storage technology has been critical to the success of thousands of TV and feature film projects and is prominently used in Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid and Pro Tools environments. www.archion.com

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Riedel Gear Supports Live Productions From Red Bull eSports Studio for Streaming to Millions

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Dec. 2, 2014 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that its MediorNet real-time network, RockNet audio system, and Artist digital matrix intercom system are being used in the Red Bull eSports studio at Red Bull Media House’s North American Headquarters in Santa Monica, California. The Riedel gear is enabling the production of events, as well as the live streams watched by millions of fans.

“Riedel products have continually provided Red Bull Media House with the flexibility, performance, and audio and video quality we require for the production of premium sports events and live broadcasts, and they have proved to be a perfect fit for Red Bull eSports studio,” said Scott Gillies, director of production & technology, at Red Bull Media House North America. “The robust functionality of both the MediorNet and Artist systems actually simplifies production while enabling us to put on a sophisticated and exciting show for the millions of fans tuning in from all around the world.”

For example, one eSports broadcast format that’s produced out of the Red Bull eSports studio pits two video gaming teams of five players against one another. As they play, MediorNet Modular frames take in a total of 20 HDMI POV video signals from the gaming consoles, convert them into HD-SDI, and carry them to the control room. The POV cameras focus on the faces and hands of all 10 players, with additional HD-SDI cameras positioned on the game commentators. These inputs are combined with the primary gameplay feeds to produce a complete eSports broadcast. An additional MediorNet Compact Frame is used for complementary shots from other parts of the competition.

Additionally, each player in this example wears a headset that provides game audio and a link to other team members. The Artist system supports these communications, as well as the intercom and on-air audio signals of the commentators. Because the Artist system works with 48-kHz digital audio, it is also being used to create a downmix of game audio for each team, as well as for the audio mixing console. Combining individual game audio with the team communications, the Artist creates 10 individual mixes for each of the 10 players. A single four-core fiber cable, equipped with OpticalCON QUAD connectors, handles all signals.

Within the control room, the MediorNet system acts as a pre-switcher, dynamically feeding eight signals to the video switcher, and also provides feeds to the edit bay, two SSD recording units, and to a monitor wall comprising two displays with 16-window split views. The MediorNet also serves as an audio de-embedder, in turn feeding audio to the audio mixing desk. The resulting audio and video mix is sent to two encoders for streaming via the Internet.

“Once again, Red Bull turned to Riedel to help further their innovation in the field of eSports, and we’re proud to continue to play a role in this space,” said Sascha Kneider, head of technical services, North America, for Riedel. “This installation is a textbook example of a system that integrates the three main product lines from Riedel. By using MediorNet as the backbone for video, RockNet for audio, and Artist intercom for communications, we can create a lot of synergies. The benefits of this approach are obvious: the customer does not have to buy three different systems that may or may not work well together, every signal is available at every node in the system, and changes are just a matter of a mouse click.”

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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JVC Launches New BLU-Escent™ Laser Hybrid Projector Line

Long Beach, CA – JVC Visual Systems Division is introducing its new BLU-Escent™ laser hybrid illumination projector technology at I/ITSEC 2014, the leading event for training and simulation, this week in Orlando, Fla. The company is displaying its new DLA-VS2500ZG and DLA-VS2300ZG projectors, which have been optimized to meet the stringent requirements for simulation and visualization applications.

Projectors used in simulation operate for long periods, so there is a desire to move away from lamp-based projection to solid state illumination. Projectors BLU-Escentusing LED light sources are in the market, but they have typically sacrificed contrast and scene quality. The DLA-VS2500 and DLA-VS2300 BLU-Escentrepresent the first three-chip laser hybrid projectors specifically designed for simulation, and have been designed to meet both FAA Level D and ICAO regulatory requirements.

“The simulation and training industry has been eager to see projection solutions that offer exceptionable image quality with long life and a reasonable price point,” said Jack Faiman, senior vice president, JVC Visual Systems Division. “We think the DLA-VS2500 and DLA-VS2300 perfectly hit this sweet spot.”

JVC has paid particular attention to the design of the new BLU-Escent illumination system, the key point to high performance, motion compatibility, and long lifetime. The JVC BLU-Escent hybrid technology features a blue laser diode array that provides the blue light and excites a yellow phosphor, which is applied to a high-speed, reflective rotating aluminum disc. The yellow light is then combined with the blue light to create white light. The environmentally friendly technology is mercury-free.

BLU-Escent projectors reduce maintenance and lower the cost of ownership by increasing the illumination and optical system life. The new projectors have increased light output, more consistent colorimetry, and greater light output adjustment range including auto intensity function. The new light source also removes orientation restrictions, allowing mounting in landscape or portrait mode at any pitch angle.

The DLA-VS2500 and DLA-VS2300 use three, 0.7-inch 1920×1080 D-ILA imagers. The VS2500 comes equipped with JVC’s unique e-shift technology, which shifts the image by 1/2 pixel in the diagonal direction at 120Hz, achieving 3840×2160 precision.

The product launch includes the following four BLU-Escent models:
DLA-VS2300G 1920×1080 Optional Fixed Lens
DLA-VS2300ZG 1920×1080 Zoom Lens
DLA-VS2500G 3840×2160 e-shift Optional Fixed Lens
DLA-VS2500ZG 3840×2160 e-shift Zoom Lens

All four projectors will be available in January 2015.

ABOUT JVC VISUAL SYSTEMS
Headquartered in Long Beach, California, JVC Visual Systems is a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

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Downtown Studios Achieves Ultimate Flexibility with SSL Duality and AWS Consoles

“Our clients have been blown away by the remarkable clarity and depth provided by the SSLs”

JOHANNESBURG – The legendary Downtown Studios, a world-class facility in Johannesburg, has recently undergone a major upgrade, incorporating Solid State Logic Duality and AWS consoles. Throughout its 36-year history, Downtown has hosted many of the industry’s leading recording artists including U2, Simon Lebon from Duran Duran, Manfred Mann and Mick Hucknell, amongst many others. The arrival of the new SSL consoles has allowed the studio to provide the highest levels of recording and mixing services to both South African and international artists.

Daryll Heillbrun with SSL Duality at Downtown StudiosRenamed in 1992, Downtown Studios’ story dates back to 1978 when the facility was built under the name RPM Studios. Today, the studio is an integral part of the Downtown Music Hub an entity established by the South African Department of Arts and Culture and run under the leadership of its chairperson Don Laka, a legendary South African Musician and its CEO, Chola Makgamathe. The Downtown Music Hub also provides rehearsal spaces and access to a music museum which showcases the history of South African music. Being longtime SSL users, when time came for Downtown to select two new consoles, SSL, once again, came out on top.

“The decision to upgrade Studios 1 and 3 was fuelled by the board’s desire to stand out as the number one state-of-the-art recording facility in Africa,” says Darryl Heilbrunn, General Manager of Downtown Studios. “While we considered other options, SSL’s international legacy and reputation lead us to Duality and AWS.”

The Duality’s 72 channels of dual SuperAnalogueTM and VHD microphone preamps in Studio 1 give Downtown the flexibility to record groups of any size or genre. While the more intimate Studio 3, largely used for electronic music production, takes advantage of AWS as a hybrid console/controller, catering to clients with a variety of styles of workflow.

“SSL has allowed us to fulfill our musical mandate in a big way,” continues Heilbrunn. “The Duality studio appeals to international recording artists; and the sonic consistency between the two consoles enables us to achieve the same results for electronic music on the AWS. Additionally, the sonic quality of both consoles is superb, crisp and warm. Our clients have been blown away by the remarkable clarity and depth provided by the SSLs.”

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast, live and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.

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Christie Expands Its Industry-Leading 1-Chip DLP Family with Three New Christie Q Series Projectors

Christie® is adding three powerful and cost-effective solutions to the Christie Q Series family. The new whisper-quiet Christie DWX851-Q, Christie DHD851-Q, and Christie DWU851-Q models deliver 7900, 7500 and 7900 ANSI lumens respectively and are usable in either single or dual-lamp mode. Operational in portrait or landscape setup and suitable for auditoriums, board and conference rooms, government, video mapping, rental staging and more, the three new models provide 2500:1 contrast ratio, Christie eClarity™ for improved control over image sharpness, gloss and shading, and built-in High Dynamic Contrast Range (HDCR) that eliminates image washout in high ambient light conditions while preserving image clarity.

Christie Q Series 1-Chip DLP Projector

Christie Q Series 1-Chip DLP Projector


With two color wheels built-in, users can select the one that best suits their content and application. The High-Brightness color wheel provides superior whites for enhanced graphic presentations while the Ultra-Rich color wheel delivers an expanded color gamut and lifelike images. The Q Series is equipped with a software function that allows for easy switching between the color wheels.

“Christie DWX851-Q, Christie DHD851-Q, and Christie DWU851-Q deliver the high performance, flexibility and reliability demanded by today’s user – all at a low ownership cost,” said Curtis Lingard, product manager, Christie. “These industry-leading 1-chip DLP projectors require less power without sacrificing performance. They also have software that works with an optional camera for fast and easy edge-blending and warping in multiple projector setups to create panoramic or stacked displays.”

Features of Christie DWX851-Q, Christie DHD851-Q, and Christie DWU851-Q include but are not limited to:

- 2 HDMI input
- Dual 350W UHP lamps
- Christie eClarity and HDCR
- Built in Ultra-Rich and High Brightness color wheels
- HDBaseT
- Portrait mode capable
- Edge blending and Geometric correction
- DICOM® (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) Simulation Mode for training
- Status monitor display
- Motorized zoom, focus and lens shift with memory
- PC-less presentation
- Black or white design
- 3G-SDI (HD model only)

Christie Q Series models ship in December with a three-year warranty, backed by Christie’s industry-leading customer service and support.

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Long Island’s Vavoom and Breakdown Go Digital With HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si Expression 1

Scraft_VavoomLONG ISLAND, New York – Looking for a compact audio console with value, Steve Jaworowski recently acquired a HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si Expression 1 digital console for his classic rock band Vavoom and Tom Petty tribute band Breakdown, both of which play in nightclubs and pubs throughout Long Island. As his first Soundcraft console, Jaworowski is extremely pleased that his new setup not only fits the budget, but also exceeds expectations.

Throughout their history, Vavoom and Breakdown relied on analog consoles. Upgrading to the Si Expression 1 console allowed the band members to transport less outboard equipment from venue to venue.

“Compared to my previous consoles, where the quality varied greatly, the Soundcraft console is awesome,” said Jaworowski. “At first I was a little nervous about the motorized faders, but everything worked out perfectly, and I like all the features that come with this board. For example, I really like the Soundcraft FaderGlowTM lighting when mixing in the dark. Choosing the Si Expression 1 was not a hard decision, because there weren’t too many boards in this price range with all the features that I want.”

As an experienced engineer/musician, Jaworowski also likes to use the Soundcraft ViSi Remote 2.1 iPad app to set up sound within the audience for sound checks, eliminating the need for transitioning on and off the stage. The full band mix consists of one house and two monitor mixes, which Jaworowski is now able to control from the same console.

“It’s great that I can do everything from the Si Expression 1,” said Jaworowski. “The board is convenient, but also powerful. The four FX processors are nice, individual channel EQ is good, plus I can find everything on the board quickly, so the learning curve wasn’t too bad. Not only does the band like it, but people from every venue now prefer it if we manage our own sound.”

For more information about Vavoom, please visit http://www.vavoomrocks.net/

For more information about Breakdown, please visit http://breakdowntribute.com/

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.

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Lightware Matrix Router Failsafes the Set for Innovative Rise Against Music Video

IMG_6008Lightware Visual Engineering’s MX8x8DVI-Pro matrix router played a key role on the set of the new “Tragedy + Time” music video from the American punk rock band, Rise Against. Lightware USA is the US distributor of Lightware Visual Engineering products manufactured in Budapest, Hungary.

“Tragedy + Time” is from the band’s latest album, The Black Market, and was directed by Wes Kandel and Casey Hupke of Zoic Studios. It features the band performing against a backdrop of stylized skyscrapers on which lighting effects and moving video images are projected.

Media server programmer Cory Froke, of Chaos Visual Productions in Burbank, selected the Lightware router to work in conjunction with a mixed d3 Technologies master server and a d3 understudy, which fed two stacks of two Barco FLM-HD20 ultra-bright projectors. Rectangular cardboard boxes covered in butcher paper and standing on end were the skyscraper-like set pieces mapped with dynamic, patterned imagery.

“Lightware was there to handle failover. We were shooting straight to tape with no postproduction,” says Froke. “In the event of a media server failure, we relied on d3 to send network switching commands to the Lightware router, which acted as a video signal switch from one server to another. The d3 custom scripting handles automatic failover with less than one frame of delay in the event the main media server failed.”

Froke explains that the innovative music video “was loaded in, programmed, shot and loaded out in under 12 hours with no preproduction and almost no post other than editing. All the color correction, slow motion and framing was done in-camera so the editors simply chose the best shots for each take.”

Froke says that the Lightware MX8x8DVI-Pro “is the most efficient router we have in stock. All of the Lightware gear is very seamless and reliable. You don’t even notice if it switches over. And its advanced EDID management is always super useful.”

In addition, “the router’s compact form factor was perfect for a job like this. It didn’t take up much space. There was a great feeling of relief to have it on board for this music video.”

Froke finds that “Lightware USA is always there if you need support on a project. It’s one of the few companies left where you call someone’s cell phone and it’s guaranteed that they will answer.”

About Lightware USA

Lightware USA is the US distributor of professional AV products manufactured by Lightware Visual Engineering in Budapest, Hungary. With the flexibility of the Lightware product line, the Lightware USA team is able to assist with the design for some of the highest performance systems in the world. Router sizes ranging from the robust UMX4x4-Pro up to the impressive 160×160 25G Hybrid give Lightware USA the edge over the competition when it comes to routing multiple video sources to the ever changing variety of displays in the industry. Their array of solutions for extending the highest resolution video formats including 4K and 3D over Cat or Fiber put Lightware USA on the forefront of cutting edge technology, system design and technical support.

For more information on these products, visit www.LightwareUSA.com.

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Chandler Limited gear draws ‘Fine Wine’ from The New Black 7

The New Black 7 - Fine Wine

Brentt James Arcement, Jason K. Herman, Tory Stoffregen (L,C,R)

Chandler Limited’s own Tory Stoffregen and his band The New Black 7, have matured into a worthy addition to any music-loving soul’s library with the release of the recent single ‘Fine Wine’ and video from their upcoming album, ‘God Willin’ And The Creek Don’t Rise’.

While the journey of every record has its own tale, this production is exceptionally noteworthy in its setting, cast, and a childhood friendship spanning decades.

The New Black 7 have made the in-house recording studio of the Shell Rock, Iowa based pro-audio manufacturer Chandler Limited their home, while enlisting Chandler’s founder Wade Goeke for co-production.

The ability for The New Black 7 to lay down tracks at Chandler Limited’s recording studio has benefits. The obvious one is having access to some of the greatest recording equipment on the planet, while another is offering themselves up as worthy guinea pigs to challenge the designs of Wade’s latest creations. A large chunk of Chandler Limited’s product line gets into the act, including super secret prototype hardware, and the highly anticipated soon to be shipping REDD.47 tube microphone pre-amplifier from Chandler Limited’s Abbey Road Studios line. (for details, see session notes at end of article)

The band’s job is clear, perform, and they do. For Wade’s part, he’s placing microphones, dialing in sounds, ever-tweaking his creations until satisfied. With this much recording gear at your fingertips, and the guy who designed it in the room ready to tune the device on the spot, you know the options are endless.

By now Tory and the band have Wade’s voice calling out ‘Do it again’ etched into their DNA. However, The New Black 7’s talent and musicality coupled with Wade’s electronic design prowess yield a wonderful result.

The whole track is well crafted and the energy is certainly captured to great effect. Tory’s rollicking baritone lead vocal pouring into a Chandler prototype microphone keeps your ears pinned back for the next turn in this infectious track. Guitarist Jason K. Herman’s meticulous performance effortlessly sparks crunchy harmonic embers from the tubes of a Chandler Limited GAV19T guitar amp, all plucked at just the right times. Then, there are those drums! The consummate professional Brentt James Arcement’s drumming perfectly drives ‘Fine Wine’ comfortably along, while New Black 7’s go-to studio bassist and newest member, Dan Dryden holds down the fort. This is what you want to hear in a track, distinct elements, each with its own character, however bonded by some unidentifiable force.

With pots turned sideways, switches worked, and meters long-since dimed, the many takes, and tracks in the bag, ‘Fine Wine’ was ready to be mixed and mastered.

Being so close to home in a variety of ways, this artistic endeavor left Tory, the band, and Wade with many emotions, and considerable contemplation of who would handle mixing duties. Enter Grammy and Emmy award-winning engineer Jamie Tate.

Nashville based Jamie Tate (Alan Jackson, Marty Stuart, Justin Moore, Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn, Taylor Swift) was chosen to unify the catalog of bits melody, harmony, and groove that would become ‘Fine Wine’.

The New Black 7’s Tory Stoffregen had this to say about the selection of Jamie Tate for mixing duties, “We were big fans of his mixes, big and punchy but not typical “Nashville” gloss. A little bit country and a little bit rock and roll!”

With everything patched-in and so Chandler, it is only fitting to find Jamie Tate’s studio ‘The Rukkus Room’ has a stash of vintage Chandler Limited gear. Jamie a long-time Chandler Limited user commented, “I use my TG1 Limiter on every session, from the first Taylor Swift record to this new Billy Currington single; I have serial #12! I also have the Chandler Limited EMI TG Channel; again, it’s such an early version. The TG Channel along with my U-47, it’s my default vocal chain. If I record or mix it, these Chandler Limited EMI/Abbey Road Studios boxes will be on it.”

When you listen to ‘Fine Wine’ it instantly surrounds you, full of fidelity, dimension and the vocal perfectly placed. Of course the sonic characteristic of Chandler Limited gear is there; however, how Jamie has presented the energy of The New Black 7 to the listener takes it to a special place.

With Jamie’s brilliant mix completed, the track was set for finalizing. For mastering, the boys leaned on Chandler Limited’s longtime relationship with Abbey Road Studios; that was a no brainer.

Click here to listen to the New Black 7’s single ‘Fine wine’. To learn more about The New Black 7 visit the band’s website.

Session notes (Chandler Limited Gear): REDD.47 Pre-amp (Vocals, Bass guitar), Prototype CL microphone and prototype channel (Vocals), TG2-500 Pre-amp with TG Channel MKII EQ (Kick drum, and Snare), Little Devil Pre-amp and Little Devil EQ (Toms, Rooms, Overheads), Zener Limiter (Room mics), TG2 Pre-amp/DI, prototype CL microphone, prototype channel, and GAV19T guitar amplifier (Electric Guitars), Prototype channel (Acoustic guitar, and Mandolin)

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