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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

Soundcraft Vi6 Making News In Perth

The guys at Channel 7 Perth’s news control room have put their aging Euphonix 2000 mixing console to rest, replacing it with a Soundcraft Vi6 large-format digital live desk.

“We had a thorough look at the market and I have to admit that originally I really wanted a Studer Vista 5 console, but it wasn’t within our budget,? confessed Colin Graham, primary operator of the Vi6. “However in my researching I came across the Soundcraft Vi6 console and realised that it was really a Vista 5 without as much fruit, and the fruit that it was missing wasn’t what I was interested in anyway!.?

Graeme Pennifold, Channel Seven’s Engineering Manager, states that there were other contenders but that they very soon focused on the Studer from an operational view.

?We liked the Vistonics control on the Studer, in fact that’s what really sold us, but we were more

UVLD Provides Lighting Design for the Guggenheim Museum’s 
First Annual Art Awards

Art Awards

Art Awards

Unlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) teamed with technical producers production glue to deliver an understated look for a one-of-a-kind event: the Guggenheim Museum’s First Annual Art Awards.

Devised by conceptual artist Rob Pruitt to be a performance-based artwork modeled after Hollywood awards ceremonies, the Art Awards honored artists and curators in nine categories and presented two lifetime achievement awards. The Delusional Downtown Divas satire group emcee’d and appeared in videos interspersed with presentations by celebrities who included Julianne Moore, Kylie Minogue and James Franco.

The gala evening’s event sponsor was the Calvin Klein, Inc; the awards acted as a fundraiser for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, White Columns and Studio in a School. production glue assisted in establishing the creative direction for executive producers Bronwyn Keenan of the Guggenheim, and Jason Lord, Calvin Klein, Inc.’s Director more

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Pixled LED Video Products at LDI2009

The Pixled booth at LDI2009 Pixled, a company offering an unprecedented lightweight LED video product which has already been embraced by designers from a variety of industries, found the recent LDI show an ideal venue to introduce the product range to even more clients. Pixled spoke with designers and specifiers from a wide range of applications including touring; television; live events; and more

CANON U.S.A.’s REALiS SX7 MULTIMEDIA LCOS PROJECTORS PROVIDES VERSATILE DISPLAY SOLUTION FOR ARC SCIENCE SIMULATIONS’ OmniGlobe®

Large globes illustrated with the continents, countries, and oceans of the world have long been a popular and familiar sight in museums and libraries. The high-tech OmniGlobe can display many different kinds of images of the surface of the earth, as well as the moon, the sun, and other planets. When manufacturer ARC Science Simulations needed a projector to integrate into this advanced digital spherical display, it chose the REALiS SX7 Multimedia LCOS Projector from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging. more

RAS Audio Services uses SADiE on CBBC’s ‘Prank Patrol’

Manchester-based RAS Audio Services has highlighted the power and flexibility of the SADiE PCM8 for television audio production by using it on the forthcoming third series of CBBC’s extremely successful ‘Prank Patrol’.

Produced by Bakermedia in Manchester and scheduled to air from January on BBC2 on Saturday mornings, the 10×30 ‘Prank Patrol’ follows the team of Barney and the Ninjas as they play elaborate pranks on viewers’ unsuspecting friends and family. Mummies come to life, aliens land, robots bust through walls…all of which is a far cry from RAS Audio Services’ core business of recording brass bands, choirs and chamber music.

“I used to work for Bakermedia’s MD a few years ago at another facility house, now defunct, and having re-established contact I was asked if I’d like to do the audio post for the forthcoming third series,? explains RAS’s Richard Scott.

The combination of Richard’s experience more

Harkness’ Perlux 180 Offers Pristine Images For Plus Camerimage 2009

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17th International Festival Dedicated to Art of Cinematography

LÓDZ, POLAND – Harkness Screens, the world’s leading manufacturer of projection screens for cinema applications, was selected as the screen supplier of choice for the 17th International Festival of the Art of Film Creators – Plus Camerimage 2009. The Harkness Perlux(r) 180 screen was used to showcase the festival’s films in the Grand Theatre presentation venue. more

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