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Fairlight And The Classic Media Group Help Rick Wakeman Rock At Hampton Court

john-buckley-at-classic.jpgThe first live rendition of Rick Wakeman’s 1973 debut solo album The Six Wives of Henry VIII took place recently at Hampton Court Palace as part of celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the English throne.

Accompanied by a 40-strong choir, a full orchestra and a rock band, Wakeman manned his customary rack of keyboards to perform the album in its entirety, with the Tudor monarch’s most famous residence as his backdrop. more

Multi Image Group Upgrades Audio Capabilities By Purchasing Over 100 Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers

In a move that immediately extends its sound reinforcement capabilities, Florida-based systems integration firm Multi Image Group has purchased 110 Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers. MIG, which specializes in corporate A/V projects for clients such as CitiGroup, Deutsche Bank, and Proctor and Gamble, upgraded its entire amplifier inventory from the original I-Tech amplifiers. more

Prestonwood Baptist Church Uses HaiVision Encoders to Link Campuses With Dual HD Signals and Synched Eight-Channel Audio

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — July 13, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video announced today that Prestonwood Baptist Church, one of the largest churches in the United States, is using hai1000™ series network video systems and the low-latency MAKO HD™ H.264 codec to connect its 27,000-member congregation at the main Prestonwood campus in Plano, Texas, and the new Prestonwood North campus in Prosper, Texas. more

Harkness Screens Provides Facelift To Johns Hopkins Medicine Education Building

johns-hopkins-medicine-education-building-hi-res.jpgJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine, one of the most highly respected and well-known medical education facilities in the world, recently opened its $45 million Anne and Michael Armstrong Medical Education Building. The new facility includes two Harkness Matt Plus Mini-Perf screens and Wrap-round frames in its lecture hall. more

Jünger Audio Helps Solve The Loudness Problem For MediaCorp’s 938LIVE Listeners

jibby-jacob.jpgSingapore-based MediaCorp has installed two Jünger Audio D06 LEVEL MAGIC™ processors to help achieve loudness consistency for its 938LIVE English news and talk radio station.

The broadcaster started looking for a means of controlling loudness after listeners tuning in to 938LIVE began complaining about the sound. The negative feedback, which was particularly prevalent among people listening in their cars, focused on loudness levels. Listeners stated that they constantly had to adjust the volume of their radios in order to maintain a comfortable level of loudness between the various audio segments contained in its news radio programming. more

Compix Streamlines Video Production for U. S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

IRVINE, Calif. — June 7, 2009 — Compix, a leading developer of broadcast-quality character generators (CGs), announced today that the video department at the United States Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center (USACR/Safety Center) is using the company’s rugged, cost-effective ConverG1 HD single-channel CG for fast, flexible production of staged events and conferences. Installed in an HD mobile production unit, the ConverG1 HD allows video staff to incorporate graphics and lower thirds into live production on the fly and, in turn, make event coverage available on DVD and via the Web with minimal turnaround time. more

X2O Media’s Xpresenter™ Digital Signage Platform Provides Corporate Branding Tool at Specialty Fertilizer Products’ New Kansas Headquarters

MONTREAL — July 9, 2009 — X2O Media, a leading provider of digital signage technology, network management, and content services, today announced that Specialty Fertilizer Products (SFP), a research and development company devoted to solving agriculture’s long-standing fertilizing challenges, is utilizing the Xpresenter™ digital signage platform as a corporate branding tool in its newly constructed Kansas facility. more

Bonnaroo 2009: Shure Answers the Tough Questions

bruce-springsteen.jpg1. Can Bruce Springsteen headline in front of a crowd of jam-band fanatics and win over their hearts and minds?

MANCHESTER, TN—The rolling countryside of rural Tennessee is a long way from New Jersey both metaphorically and as the crow flies, but that didn’t stop Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band from riveting the audience at this year’s Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival. As the Saturday night headliner at the patchouli-saturated festival, The Boss and band performed tirelessly during an epic three-hour set in front of a crowd known a lot better for its love of onstage jam-band journeys, not singing along with the chorus of “Rosalita.” more

Vista Systems’ Spyder Takes National Hurricane Center By Storm

HurricaneWith the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season officially underway, the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center (NHC) at Florida International University (Miami campus) is closely monitoring tropical weather threats. The NHC is home to the United States’ leading experts in the field of hurricane forecasting and boasts a full staff of meteorological and computer scientists. In order to do their job, the NOAA/NHC teams have selected Vista Systems’ Spyder for processing, formatting and displaying high-resolution meteorological data for media briefings and internal presentations. more

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THE STAGEMEISTER COMPETITION HAS ITS FIRST WINNER! ISAAC EYDLIN FROM CANADA WILL JOIN SIMPLE PLAN ON TOUR

stagemeister_logo.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JULY 2009: The Sennheiser StageMeister competition has its first winner. Isaac Eydlin from Mississauga in Canada will accompany Simple Plan on their live tour this summer. For the prospective sound engineer this is a dream come true. “I am overjoyed to have been chosen as the North American winner of the Sennheiser StageMeister competition,” said Eydlin. “It is a dream come true to be able to hit the road with a band as amazing as Simple Plan. I am studying live sound engineering, and now for the first time I will be part of a major tour production.” more

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