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John Cooper School Chooses Digital Projection’s TITAN for New Performing Arts Center

John Cooper School“The images produced by the TITAN looked fantastic right out of the box.?
– Bill Schuermann, Senior Design Consultant with HFP Acoustical Consultants Inc.

ATLANTA, GA (February 16, 2009) – The John Cooper School, a college preparatory school in The Woodlands, Texas, recently unveiled their brand-new Performing Arts Center that uses a Digital Projection TITAN 1080p-500 for video and presentation content. The TITAN is one aspect of a robust audio and video environment that took over two years of planning and integration to bring to fruition. more

SHURE BRINGS IT HOME AT THE 51st ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS

BB King-Buddy GuyUHF-R® Still a Mainstay for Live Performance

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 13, 2009 — Opening the GRAMMY® Awards this year with “Get on Your Boots,” a track from their forthcoming album, U2 set the tempo for live performances at this year’s ceremonies with Bono stepping into the spotlight using a Shure UHF-R wireless microphone equipped with an SM58® capsule. UHF-R continued to cut a wide swath across the wireless frequency spectrum throughout the evening, with a combination of SM58 and KSM9 handheld transmitters chosen by a lengthy list of performing artists, including Jennifer Hudson, Coldplay, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood, John Mayer, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Keith Urban, M.I.A., T.I., Kanye West, and Jay-Z. more

Fairlight’s CC-1 Platform Proves Popular In France

Richard PerezFairlight’s ground-breaking Crystal Core (CC-1) technology is proving to be a winner for Française des Jeux, the French national lottery organisation that also handles the Euro Millions lottery.

Based in Paris, Française des Jeux has an in-house audio and video production facility that is used to create TV commercials and a regular talk show. The facility is equipped with a Fairlight Constellation console, which has now been upgraded to the CC-1 platform. FDJ has also installed Fairlight MediaLink so that it can easily connect its Constellation to its Avid video editing system. more

The Boss Delivers A Big Game Performance With Audio Analysts and Crown I-Tech

In a unique and challenging live sound application, Audio Analysts of Colorado Springs, CO utilized Crown I-Tech amplifiers for the monitor system at the Super Bowl XLIII Halftime Show featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL on February 1, 2009. This year’s Super Bowl was broadcast to 230 countries worldwide and was viewed by a total of 94.5 million people in the United States alone. more

Electro-Voice sound for top Arizona prep school

brophy_02.jpgNetsian Technologies (Tempe, Ariz.) recently installed a wide range of Electro-Voice audio equipment at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Ariz. The systems include EV’s state-of-the-art NetMax networking and processing platform, along with Xi, ZX, and EVID series speakers, all of which have greatly improved sound quality in the 80-year-old school’s Harper Great Hall and gymnasium. more

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grandMA Proves Purr-Fect Choice For Pussycat Dolls’ World Tour

PussycatLD Scott Warner is putting the lighting console through its paces on the Pussycat Dolls’ world tour, which is now playing dates in the UK and Europe. A.C.T. Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Shure Energizes Springsteen at Super Bowl XLIII

SpringsteenSHURE ENERGIZES SPRINGSTEEN AT SUPER BOWL XLIII

TAMPA, FL, February 1, 2009—Fireworks and a capacity crowd at Raymond James Stadium helped propel Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band through a high-energy halftime gambol at this year’s Super Bowl, during which The Boss ripped through standards, including “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Born to Run,” and “Glory Days,” tossing in the title cut from his new album, “Working on a Dream” among them just to keep an even strain on things. Taking the stage with 32 channels of wireless, Springsteen called upon vocal mics for the performance supplied by Niles, Illinois-based Shure Incorporated in the form of UHF-R® handheld transmitters topped withSM58 ®capsules. more

SYMETRIX STARS IN HOLLYWOOD’S FAMOUS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

hollywood_umc.JPGHOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 2009: Built in 1920s, Hollywood United Methodist Church is a Tinseltown landmark of gothic beauty and reverent peace nestled amid the bustle of the neighborhood’s famous Hollywood & Highland district, just a block away from the Kodak Theater. Its architecture was inspired by Westminster Abbey and has provided the backdrop for Whoopi Goldberg’s “Sister Act,” in addition to hundreds of scenes in other movies. Hollywood UMC has survived all of those shoots without tarnish, and a buffeted foundation has left it undamaged despite all of Los Angeles’ earthquakes. more

ATK AUDIOTEK USES FOUR YAMAHA PM1D DIGITAL CONSOLES AT GRAMMY® AWARDS

grammy-awards2009yamaha-pm1d.JPGBUENA Park, Calif.─ The 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards (CBS) held on February 8th at the Staple Center in Los Angeles had a performance line up and duets by the likes of Coldplay and Jay-Z; Al Green, Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake and Boyz II Men performing ‘Let’s Stay Together’; the Jonas Brothers pairing with Stevie Wonder; Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus; Paul McCartney and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl; as well as performances by Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, and many others. ATK Audiotek (Valencia, Ca.) once again provided live audio production and, once again, chose four Yamaha PM1D digital audio consoles, two at front of house and two for the monitor mix. more

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HaiVision and Zixi Provide First Low-Latency HD (1080i) Video Transmissions Over Public Internet

MONTREAL and BOSTON — Feb. 11, 2009 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-performance H.264 HD and SD video codecs, and Zixi LLC, the world’s leading supplier of HD Instant Video Delivery Network (IVDN) products, today announced the first successful broadcast of live HD video over the public Internet. more

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