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AKG Microphones Rock The Music World In 2009

From California to Japan, artists around the world used AKG to drive live and recorded performances in 2009; delivering uninterrupted sound with a variety of AKG microphones and wireless microphone systems. With rap legends like Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Missy Elliot, country superstars Brooks & Dunn, and acapella rockers Rockapella turning to AKG for all their live performances, AKG was able to demonstrate the sonic integrity it’s known for to the world. more

Electrosonic Says Cheers to Revamped Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh

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The Mash Tun section of the ride is based on a five-screen presentation using 46-inch LCD displays

With Scotland renowned for its whisky it’s a given that visitors to Edinburgh will want to explore the history and process of distilling the famed spirit at the revamped Scotch Whisky Experience, formerly The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, located next to the city’s legendary Castle. Electrosonic completed the AV installation for the visitor attraction which included synchronized lighting, sound and video for a dark Barrel Ride. The company’s Edinburgh office was responsible for the original system design, supported the installation and provides ongoing service. more

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Multiple wins for DK-Technologies at Seoul Broadcasting System

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DK-Technologies is pleased to announce that South Korea’s Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) has purchased seven PT5300 HD-SD VariTime Sync Generators and three PT5211 VariTime Change Over Units. The sale was made in early November by the company’s local distributor, PI International. more

The Young Americans Give Back at Christmas and Then Some with Yamaha and NEXO

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯The Young Americans teach music, dance and performance to young people throughout the world. The organization, founded in 1962, is a non-profit corporation and number more than 250 college age performers from nearly 40 states and seven countries with one agenda, to keep music alive in schools. Each fall, new cast members move to The Young Americans’ home in Southern California where they spend one year studying, training and performing in preparation for The Young Americans’ International Music Outreach tours. They attend college level classes in subjects such as Music Theory, Voice/Choral Techniques, Dance and Stage Craft. They also receive training in Teaching Methods, Child and Adolescent Development, and other subjects that prepare them to work with school age students. more

Mobile Television Group Installs Apantac Tahoma Multiviewers for HD Mobile Production

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Apantac LLC, a leading designer and developer of high quality, cost effective image and signal processing equipment, announced that The Mobile Television Group has installed 29 Tahoma LE-8 HD and 3 Tahoma LE-4 HD Multiviewers onboard its truck, 25 HDX. This truck is designed to produce stand-alone and “dual-feed? shows in both standard-definition and high-definition in 720p and 1080i. more

Globo TV Takes Second Vista 8 From Libor

Brazil’s leading television network, Rede Globo Television (TV Globo), has commissioned a new Studer Vista 8 live/broadcast console.

The sale was confirmed by the company’s territory distributor, Sao Paulo-based Libor Comercio E Importacao, who has been working with the network since its inception 20 years ago. more

Soundcraft Vi4 Digital Console Provides Freight And Salvage With A Foundation For Musical Success

As a non-profit organization with a mission to foster musical success around Berkeley, California, Freight and Salvage Coffee House has hosted a wide range of musical performances for more than 40 years. When it moved to a new facility at the beginning of the year, it needed a state-of-the-art audio system that had the flexibility to handle anything from rock and roll to soft acoustical shows, which is why the venue opted for the Soundcraft Vi4 digital console.

Located in the heart of Berkeley since 1968, Freight and Salvage had been in the same building since opening its doors. When the decision to move was made at the beginning of the year, it needed to find a building that could provide a large auditorium for concerts, but also contain smaller rooms for its expanding educational program. Freight and Salvage relocated to an old building that was renovated to look more

Daktronics Completes Major Install At Minor League Hockey Arena With JBL AE Series Loudspeakers

Daktronics recently completed an installation at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas, using 25 JBL AM4215/95 loudspeakers placed every 30 feet to deliver even sound throughout the bowl seating area. The sound system is powered by Crown CT1200 amplifiers and uses an assortment of Harman products in to reach into the Arena’s bar and lounge area.

One of the largest manufacturers of LED video boards, Daktronics has used JBL loudspeakers for more than 30 years in all different types of installations. For the Allen Event Center, Daktronics was faced with the task of installing a sound system that could be played individually in the bar or lounge area for private parties, but also have the ability to be integrated into the larger system for hockey games and public skating events. Having used JBL loudspeakers such a long period of time, system consultant and installer Doug Dodge was more

Sound Image Deploys Crown I-Tech HD and Studer Vista 5SR For Taylor Swift’s North American Tour

Taking advantage of the power of Crown’s I-Tech HD series amplifiers and flexibility of the Studer Vista 5SR console, California-based Sound Image deployed 80 I-Tech HD amplifiers and a Studer Vista 5SR for use on country music star Taylor Swift’s tour throughout North America.

The 2009 tour, which included 52 concerts, sold out within minutes, prompting a second leg of the tour to be added for 2010. Sound Image’s FOH engineer on the Taylor Swift tour, Russell Fischer, stated, “The goal was to bring Taylor Swift’s brand of country pop music to life, and to get the show’s energy and feeling across to an already excited crowd.?

According to Fischer, Sound Image chose the Vista 5SR for its audio quality and versatile control surface. “The audio quality is the most obvious advantage over other digital consoles,? stated Fischer. “Being able to do six different things on more

Radio-Canada Acadie Takes To The Air With Studer Vista 5

In the first use of a Studer Vista 5 console in a CBC/Radio-Canada facility, Radio-Canada Acadie with main studios located in Moncton, New Brunswick recently purchased a Vista 5 for its television studio. Sold through Solotech Inc., the Vista 5 console features 32 faders in a 42-fader chassis.

When deciding on a console, Radio-Canada Acadie needed one that could operate daily without fail. “The Vista 5 is used seven days a week,? says Maurice Cyr, operations manager for Radio-Canada Acadie. “We have only one studio, one control room and one Vista 5, so the console must be dependable and perform well, day in and day out. If it fails, we can’t go to air since we have no backup or replacement available in our plant. Our operations dictate that we have an audio control board that is trustworthy, and so far the Vista 5 has not let us more

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