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Independent Studios Standardizes On Fairlight’s CC-1 Engine

One year after installing its first Fairlight Crystal Core (CC-1) system, Milwaukee-based Independent Studios has upgraded its second audio post production suite to encompass CC-1 technology, thus ensuring that projects can move seamlessly from one suite to another.

Since its formation in 1991, Independent Studios has grown from a small, one studio facility specializing in commercial music and sound design to a company handling commercials, documentaries and feature film projects for a wide variety of clients. Its facilities have also grown to include two audio suites – both equipped with Fairlight Constellation consoles – and a music studio. Video editing suites, graphics suites and a new color correction suite are also on site, and these are owned and operated by a separate company, Independent Edit.

Founding director Randy Bobo says: “We have been using Fairlight equipment since 2000, when we installed our first Prodigy 2 and QDC systems. more

Thin is In at CEDIA EXPO 2009: Leon Speakers Horizon™ 212 Ultra-Thin Soundbar Speaker Honored With Custom Retailer Exc!te and CE Pro BEST Awards

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Sept. 23, 2009 — Leon Speakers’ employees have grown accustomed to passing around award plaques in the company’s factory after CEDIA EXPO, and this year was no different. Today Leon announced that the company’s Horizon™ 212 ultra-thin, high-fidelity soundbar speaker was honored with two awards at CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta. Leon’s Horizon 212-LCR-UT took home a CustomRetailer Exc!te Award for “Most Exc!ting new product,” as well as a CE Pro BEST Award in the “On-Wall Loudspeaker” category. more

CEDIA Management Conference Coming to New Orleans in 2010

Annual business owners’ conference to focus on people, strategy and execution

INDIANAPOLIS (September 23, 2009)—The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has announced it will hold its annual Management Conference at the Omni Royal Orleans in the heart of New Orleans March 3–6, 2010. The conference will offer speakers, education and networking sessions focused on strategic, efficient business planning for electronic systems company owners and senior managers.
CEDIA’s Management Conference is an opportunity for professionals to step away from the day-to-day tasks of running a business and set their sights on improving operations. The event offers entrepreneurial lessons from business development experts as well as the opportunity to learn from peers in a non-competitive environment.
The 2010 conference will draw on the principles outlined in the Verne Harnish book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, with a focus on the four key decisions that drive growth: people, strategy, execution and more

25TH ANNUAL TEC AWARDS ANNOUNCES PRESENTERS, SPONSORS FOR OCTOBER 10 GALA AT AES

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Chris Stone to Host Awards; Tribute to Les Paul; Hall-of-Famers: Massenburg, Ramone, Kramer and Hewitt Head All-Star Presenters Roster

Gibson Guitar, Gibson Foundation, GC Pro and AES Presenting Sponsors – 27 Companies Support Event’s Silver Anniversary

September 23, 2009 – New York, NY – The 25th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards has announced the presenters, sponsors and schedule of the show, to be held on Saturday, October 10 at the Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York. The festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception outside the South Concourse Special Events Room followed by the awards ceremony at 6:00. A limited number of tickets remain available and may be purchased at http://www.mixfoundation.org/tec/tecawards.html

The Ceremony will be hosted by industry veteran and Record Plant founder, Chris Stone, who will preside over the presentation of awards in more

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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS PROVIDES 7.1 SYSTEM FOR AES SPECIAL EVENTS ROOM

NEW YORK⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) will provide a 7.1 system for use by the Audio Engineering Society in their Special Events Room #E12-13 during the AES Convention at the Javits Center. The sound system will include a Yamaha PM5D digital console and the new Yamaha TXn amplifiers running on a 96k EtherSound network featuring Yamaha IF3115 speakers in tri-amp mode, IF21115/AS in bi-amp mode, and IS1215 and IS1218 loudspeakers. more

Fairlight Technology Helps RTBF Win A Prestigious IBC Award

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A workflow solution designed by Fairlight’s French business partner EuroMedia Technologies played an integral part in helping RTBF, the national broadcaster for the French-speaking areas of Belgium, win a coveted IBC Award for Innovation at the recent 2009 IBC Convention.

EuroMedia Technologies’ AV-Process 3.0 CCE (Crystal Core edition) software was developed to work with all Fairlight products running Fairlight’s latest CC-1 engine. This new media management software was installed at RTBF last year, along with a number of new Fairlight workstations. It is now handling all audio and video files, including Avid and EVS input and outputs, enabling RTBF to automate its entire production workflow. more

AVAD Expands Outdoor TV Product Offering Through Partnership with SunBriteTV

Van Nuys, Calif. – September 21, 2009 – AVAD LLC, America’s leading distributor of custom electronics, announced it has entered into a distribution agreement, effective immediately, with Southern California based SunBriteTV, the innovator and leader in all-weather outdoor TV technology. Attendees to CEDIA Expo 2009, held Sept. 9-13 in Atlanta, Ga., had the opportunity to demo SunBriteTV products as part of AVAD’s “One Call Does it All? presentation at the show. more

Vaddio Brings Image Magnification to Irvine Baptist Church

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Vaddio, the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems, provided Platt Design Group of Sierra Madre, Calif. with two WallVIEW PRO 300 camera systems intended for live image magnification (IMAG) at Irvine Baptist Church. more

The Next Sound You Hear: Laser-Accurate ® Technology — The Next Evolutionary Leap In Microphone Technology

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Laser-Accurate technology revolutionizes the very concept of the microphone, trading mechanical parts movement for the patented and incredibly precise measurement by a laser of the movement of particulates suspended in air Proof-of-concept will be demonstrated by Laser-Accurate inventor and digital audio pioneer David Schwartz at the Schwartz Engineering & Design booth on the AES show floor

New York, New York (September 21, 2009) –- There have been several key milestones in the evolution of the microphone, from the development of the basic transducer in the 19th century, to the introduction of the condenser microphone in the 1920s, followed by FET microphones in the 1960s and the more recent multichannel microphones used for surround audio applications. The next step in this evolutionary procession will be introduced at the 127th Audio Engineering Society Show, Oct. 9-12, 2009 more

127TH AES CONVENTION SCORES VIDEO GAME SWEEP

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Ten Dedicated Workshops Track Game Industry Audio

NEW YORK: In recognition of the massive Video Game contribution to audio production and post production, 127th AES Convention Workshop, Tutorials and Games Chair Alex Case has developed a dedicated, ten-event Game Audio Track. “The creative and economic impact of this sector is acknowledged throughout our industry,” Case said. “Studios, engineers, producers, technology developers, composers, sound designers and an enthusiastic, sophisticated audience are dedicated to the continued success of this unique creative sector. Our comprehensive program will provide invaluable technical and creative guidance. And,” Case adds, “extremely helpful networking opportunities.” more

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