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ISN’T EVERYTHING WIRELESS?

oar-20.jpgO.A.R. UNPLUGS WITH SHURE

As a touring band, Of a Revolution (or O.A.R. as it is more commonly known) is still a campus favorite. Formed in 1996 by frontman Marc Roberge and drummer Chris Culos, the band took root within college life in its early years, penning hit songs based on the collective experiences of its members at Ohio State University, and growing on the strength of online distribution and word-of-mouth alone. more

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Swings’ Into Monterey This August, Using Earthworks’ High Definition Microphones(tm)

img_0238sm.jpgMilford, NH, June 16, 2009–Earthworks, manufacturer of High Definition MicrophonesTM, announced that Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (BBVD) is continuing to support the release of its latest album, How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway on the road, bringing Earthworks’ High Definition MicrophonesTM along for the ride. The high-voltage swing outfit, which plays everything from large halls to outdoor venues, relies on the Earthworks PianoMicTM at each of its gigs to capture its unique Honky Tonk tone.

How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway was recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios at Hollywood and Vine and is BBVD’s musical tribute to the master of swing, Cab Calloway. The group’s elaborate touring ensemble includes a nine-piece instrument section consisting of horns and percussion; having so many live instruments on stage can present unique challenges to live sound engineers–particularly around instrument bleed and feedback. more

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SENNHEISER IMPLEMENTS NEW AFFORDABLE RF SUPPORT SERVICES

OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2009: Sennheiser Electronic Corporation announces several new RF consultation and support services, which are intended for Sennheiser’s end users and dealers. The array of premium, yet affordable, services include transmitter customization, a free “help desk,” spectrum sweep consultations, and Sennheiser’s competitive 700 MHz rebate. more

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Music & Effects In Melbourne Installs Three Fairlight Constellation XCS Consoles

music-and-effects2-72-dpi.jpgMelbourne-based Music and Effects, a Dolby licensed audio post production facility, has purchased three Fairlight Constellation XCS systems as the centerpiece of an extensive upgrade.

Music and Effects provides editing, Foley and ADR recording and mixing to a host of prestigious film and television clients including Arena Films, Melodrama Pictures, Retro Active Films, Buon Giorno Productions, Molloy Boy Productions, Whytehouse Productions, Noise and Light Productions and Screentime. Recently the facility had worked on a number of feature film projects including Balibo, Van Diemen’s Land, Mary and Max and Love The Beast. It has also handled post production for the TV series Dirt Game. more

RTS & Telex Intercom Systems holds eighth annual Nuclear Outage Communications Workshop

Every year, RTS & Telex invite users from the nuclear power plant community to attend a workshop on outage communications. Held at the specialized training academy inside RTS & Telex’s Twin Cities headquarters, the two-day workshop guides attendees through all aspects of intercom configuration and usage.

Burnsville, MN In a nuclear power plant, safety is always the top priority. Walls are heavily fortified with concrete and heavy gauge steel rebar that can be several feet thick. Entering & exiting the containment chamber where radioactive elements are stored involves a series of preparations that must be highly coordinated. Naturally, all of these precautions create a challenging environment in which to maintain essential communication, particularly with regard to wireless users. That is why power plants choose RTS digital matrices interfaced with BTR wireless intercom systems from Telex. more

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VMP Debuts PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector Mount

VMP PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector MountSTEVENSVILLE, Md., June 15, 2009 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, CI, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will launch its new PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector Mount at InfoComm 2009, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 2860.

“Whether in residential, commercial, professional, house of worship, or any other application, VMP’s line of projector mounts comes complete with everything needed for a quick and easy installation,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “With this concept in mind, VMP’s new PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector Mount has been designed with a high-load capacity, rugged housing, low profile, tilt, full rotation, and telescoping capabilities, is compliant with most of today’s leading projectors, and is available in silver and black powder coat finishes.? more

“The Tonight Show? With Conan O’Brien Kicks Off with Yamaha Digital Consoles at Front of House and Monitors

yamaha-pm1d-at-conan.jpgBURBANK, Calif.⎯When Conan O’Brien took over the “Tonight Show? (NBC) on June 1, it was the first time in nearly 40 years that the show received a new home. Crews worked for months to prepare the new digs at Universal Studios, the same Hollywood soundstage built in the 1950s and occupied by “The Jack Benny Show.?
Jeff Peterson of Green Audio was contracted by ATK AudioTek (Valencia, California) to handle the design and act as project manager for Conan’s “Tonight Show? sound system, and as part of the massive undertaking, chose two Yamaha PM1D digital audio consoles and an M7CL for the theater. more

IT’S A SHURE STAGE AT 40TH GMA DOVE AWARDS

Third DayThe Show Goes On With 350 Microphones, 16 Wireless Channels

NASHVILLE, TN, June 18, 2009 — Broadcast live from the Grand Ole Opry on Gospel Music Television, the 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards relied on audio input provided almost entirely by Shure. A total of 350 microphones were allotted to the task, 16 of which operated on Shure UHF-R® wireless channels. Among these 16 channels, 12 worked with either KSM9 or Beta 58A® handheld transmitters used for performances by Shure endorsers, including Chris Tomlin, Third Day, Natalie Grant, and MercyMe. Grant – who appeared before the crowd with a KSM9 – also took home Female Vocalist of the Year honors, joining other Shure endorsers Casting Crowns (Group of the Year), her husband, Bernie Herms (Producer of the Year), and Third Day (Best Pop/Contemporary Album) as the evening’s big winners. more

Gepco Displays Ultra-Flexible VHD13F HD Video And Audio Composite Cable At InfoComm 2009

gepco-vhd13f-infocomm-2009.jpgORLANDO, FL ― At InfoComm 2009, Gepco (Booth 5813) will display the VHD13F, an extra-flexible HD coax cable with three audio twisted-pairs designed for the rigorous demands of ENG applications. more

Soundcraft Vi6™ On Tour Down Under at New Zealand’s Hottest Summer Concerts

College Hill Productions, Ltd. a leading sound rental company based in Auckland, New Zealand, has recently selected a Soundcraft Vi6 digital console for its versatility and robust design, making it an ideal selection for mixing a diverse lineup of summer concerts and music festivals throughout New Zealand. The most recent tour, ‘Big Day Out 2009’ took place in Auckland, New Zealand and hosted a number of world-renowned artists including, Neil Young, My Morning Jacket and The Prodigy. Director of College Hill Productions Ltd. Chris Tate founded the company in 1996 and is responsible for introducing the first Soundcraft Vi6 to New Zealand. more

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