ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January 17, 2008 –Renowned engineer/mixer Jimmy Douglass, whose resume reads like a who‘s who of music stardom, has recently integrated the Eclipse into his toolbox for sessions in his Miami studio. From looking at his discography, one would be forgiven for assuming (incorrectly) that Douglass is a man of considerable years — he has worked with legendary recording artists spanning rock, funk, soul and hip hop genres, including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Foreigner, Timbaland, and Missy Elliott, to name a few — but one constant in his work has long been Eventide products, now including the Eclipse. more
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The show may have been called “Clash of the Choirs” but it was all sweet music with the grandMA controlling the lighting for the new NBC series. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.
“Clash of the Choirs” featured five music celebrities — Nick Lachey, Patti LaBelle, Blake Shelton, Michael Bolton and Kelly Rowland — who assembled amateur choirs in their hometowns. The choirs performed on four consecutive nights in the week leading up to Christmas with viewers eliminating groups as the nights wore on. Lachey‘s Cincinnati-based choir emerged the winner taking home $250,000 for the Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital. more
Luna Technologies, a division of Luna Innovations Incorporated, announces the expansion of its fiber optic test platform with the release of the Optical Vector Analyzer (OVA) ELp. This new instrument is designed to characterize the polarization properties of fiber optic components for high-speed optical networks. Using the industry standard for measuring polarization mode dispersion (PMD), the OVA ELp is a fast, economical tool that provides industry-leading accuracy and resolution in a single sweep of a tunable laser and offers a dynamic range in excess of 50 dB.
Middleton, WI- Intelix, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the DIGI-DVIT2R-F system, which transmits DVI video from a single source to two remote destinations over twisted pair cabling.
“DVI signals are typically very difficult to distribute–DVI cables are limited in length and DVI distribution amplifiers often choke on EDID and DDC signals,” explains Steve Cohan, Intelix C.E.O. “The Intelix DIGI-DVIT2R-F solves both problems with a convenient, integrated solution.” more
Look Solutions‘ CRYO-FOG low-fog system is contributing to the theatrical magic of Disney‘s “Beauty and the Beast” now enjoying an open-ended run in Mexico City. Four CRYO-FOG machines are used throughout the show as low smoke in forest scenes and around the castle exterior.
“Ten years ago ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ opened in Mexico City with four liquid nitro machines,” recalls Nic Phillips, the show‘s technical advisor and programmer. “It was the first big musical for the producers and Disney‘s first in Latin America. When they moved it to Spain all the equipment went with it. Since then this production and it‘s equipment has been touring the world. Now back in Mexico for the tenth anniversary, the producers asked me to replace some equipment, including liquid nitrogen low smoke machines which were actually dangerous.” more
Stage Research, Inc., the developer of audio, sound design and lighting software, is pleased to announce that its SFX software, for creating reliable and enriched soundscapes, is being used by the innovative BLUE MAN GROUP in its shows in Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, Oberhausen, Tokyo and Stuttgart.
The BLUE MAN GROUP‘s production team taps SFX for multitrack music and audio playback and sound effects during their sell-out shows. “It‘s been great,” reports Matt Koenig, sound supervisor for BLUE MAN Productions. “SFX was easy to get going and manage, and it‘s easy to make changes with the software — something we do frequently during the tech process. SFX gives us the flexibility to set up screens, pages, playlists and cue lists and revise them quickly and easily.” more
When Swedish Film (SF) decided to build the most inventive and modern cinema complex in Europe, Filmstaden Bergakungen in Gothenburg, they also wanted a restaurant, bar and café which would be an attraction in itself, not just a complement to the cinema. With that in mind, SF teamed with Primetec AB and concept developer Stylt Trampoli to create Danilo restaurant, bar and café where a Medialon ManagerV4 Lite orchestrates lights, sound and moving images. more
ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 15, 2008 – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, recently installed an assortment of its best-selling acoustical products at the Fender Center for Music Education, a 501 C3 not-for-profit public benefit corporation that provides free and low cost Kids Rock FreeÂŽ educational opportunities, including piano, guitar and drum lessons, to over six hundred children per week. more
MusicGiants launches a first-of-its-kind service that sells films directly into high-end home theater systems, starting with many of Paramount Pictures‘ titles.
Incline Village, NV – January 08, 2008 – MusicGiants today announced that they have entered into a distribution deal with Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment to distribute motion picture films from the Paramount library through their new VideoGiants™ home theater digital content delivery platform. The MusicGiants Download Media store is already being built into most of the media servers for the high-end home theater industry, including Crestron, Imerge, Niveus, Russound, ReQuest, Xperinet, Cutting Edge, and Inteset among others. Over the next several months, MusicGiants‘ VideoGiants™ solution will become available inside numerous other consumer electronic devices and will function as the primary means of content acquisition for upscale households. more
BEIJING and SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 8, 2008 – AirMedia Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCN), the operator of the largest digital media network in China dedicated to air travel advertising, and DT Research™, Inc., an industry leader in the development of information appliances for vertical markets, today announced the deployment of the WebDT Signage System in the Beijing Capital International Airport. Advertisers can purchase advertising time slots from AirMedia and their advertisements will be shown to airport passengers and visitors in high-definition LCD screens through DT Research‘s WebDT Signage System. more