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Press Releases For : August 25, 2009

NSCA Education Foundation Defines Future

Frericks Re-Elected President, Nix Joins Board

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, August 25, 2009 — The NSCA Education Foundation has re-elected Tom Frericks, president of Copp Systems Integrator, as the president of the NSCA Education Foundation Board of Directors. The board also elected Daniel Nix, vice president of sales– Americas, Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division, to serve as a director.

Since 1999, the NSCA Education Foundation has created educational opportunities to grow the commercial electronic systems industry. By providing financial assistance through scholarships, student memberships and the creation of an endowment for future scholarship opportunities, the Foundation assists in the development of an industry career path for students.

The Foundation will be reviewing additional opportunities to advance the industry and promote educational programs such as ESPA and NSCA’s technician training and accompanying apprenticeship program to students and professionals looking to expand their career opportunities.

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TV Magic and Bexel Announce New Business Alliance

SAN DIEGO — Aug. 25, 2009 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic and broadcast equipment rental firm Bexel Broadcast Services have finalized an agreement by which the two companies will collaborate on jointly developed system integration projects. The new business alliance will give both parties powerful new resources for building their brands, enhancing their services, and further extending their market presence. (more…)

Fishman Rebrands Solo Performance System

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Andover, MA––Because of its unqualified success and seemingly limitless potential in reaching new markets, Fishman Amplification is rebranding the SoloAmp as the SA220 Solo Performance System.

The SA220 won “Best of Show? at its initial launch during Summer NAMM 2008. The versatile amplification system went on to win the m.i.p.a (Musikmesse International Press Award) at Musikmesse/ Pro Light + Sound 2009 while receiving critical acclaim in leading guitar, music trade and pro audio publications. Artists such as Jerry Douglas, Bob Weir, Jeff Pevar, Fiona Boyes and Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens were among the first to work with the Solo Performance System.

More recently, the SA220 has met with widespread acceptance in the Live Audio and House of Worship markets, earning positive reactions from show attendees and the press at the East Coast Worship Summit 2008, InfoComm ’09 and other non-music (more…)

127th AES CONVENTION MASTER CLASSES – DIVERSITY PERSONIFIED

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Mixing In The Box, Room Tuning, Mastering Motown, Writing With Sound & More

NEW YORK: In an atmosphere charged with high-level presentations by high-level industry professionals, the 127th AES Convention Master Class Program raises the bar once again with stand-out colloquiums by a gathering of iconic figures. “Master Class Chair Alan Silverman has never failed to develop a must-see program, and this year he has outdone himself,” reports Convention Chair Agnieszka Roginska. “We expect the credentials of the presenters coupled with the diversity of their subject matter will attract standing room only audiences.”

MASTER CLASS PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE:

Platinum Mixing In The Box: Kevin Killen – A legendary background in the analog domain capped by a successful transition to the digital environment has established Killen’s reputation as a world-class mixer (U2, Peter Gabriel, Sugarland). Addressing the potential for (more…)

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LDS MOTION PICTURE STUDIO INSTALLS TWO SOLID STATE LOGIC C300 HD MASTER STUDIO SYSTEMS IN UPGRADED SCORING STAGE AND MIX ROOM

Consoles Take On Multi-Role Functions

PROVO, UT – LDS Motion Picture Studio, a division of the Audio/Visual department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), recently upgraded its two primary audio control rooms, Studio A and Studio B, with Solid State Logic C300 HD Master Studio Systems, Delta Link MADI HD units and a shared 24-input C-SB Stagebox for remote microphone setup and control. The inherent flexibility of the C300 made it the ideal choice for the multi-role functions each console fulfills for everything from 70mm film productions to training videos at the busy 25-acre facility. (more…)

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Gepco Debuts New Modular Hybrid Fiber Distribution Racks

Gepco, a General Cable company, is debuting its new field-deployable and expandable HMS & HMD Modular Hybrid Fiber Distribution Racks. Simplifying and improving the cable installation process, the HMD and HMS series of distribution racks deliver an on-site termination solution for SMPTE 304M format camera connectors which are typically challenging to field terminate. (more…)

Canadian Television Station TFO Employs Studer Vista 5 For Live Production

For the past two years, French-language Canadian educational public television network TFO has relied on a Studer Vista 5 console for its live production needs. TFO is a one-studio shop, with all of its productions coming from the same control room, producing children’s programming, teen programming and news-style shows. In 2007, TFO embarked on an initiative to run autonomously from TVOntario. Conveniently, this decision coincided with TFO’s preparation for digital and HD broadcast, with the goal of functioning completely tapeless. With a new location, new studio, new control rooms and edit suites, the need for new (digital) equipment was apparent.

As a member of the committee called upon to select a console for the new studio, Andy Gargul of TFO had a laundry list of criteria. “We really wanted to stay away from any console that was heavily ‘menu-driven’ or had master soft knobs in one area for (more…)

Broadcast Pix Brings Versatility to LeSEA Productions Denver


Slate 1000 System Improves Studio, Remote Productions for KWHD and KWHS

(Billerica, Massachusetts)- Whether it’s a shoot on location or in the studio, a small truck serves as the control room for LeSEA Productions Denver, a production facility that provides video services for KWHD in Denver and KWHS in Colorado Springs. The compact control room is built around a Broadcast Pix™ Slate™ 1000 integrated production system.

LeSEA Productions Denver produces several programs including Heavenly Sent, which profiles gospel music artists. The program is broadcast internationally on The Word Network, which is available to 60 million homes in the United States and more than 200 countries. Last month, the production team brought its production truck to Olathe, Colo., to provide video support for the large video screens on site during the NightVision Music Festival. And in early August, the truck provided video support for one of the region’s largest (more…)

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ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS FORMS STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH FAIRLIGHT

SEATAC, WA – Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) recently entered into a strategic alliance with Fairlight AU Pty Ltd, a company providing workflow solutions to the television and film industries. To mark the occasion, ABS hosted a two-day, invitation-only event last month at Microsoft Studios and ABS headquarters to demonstrate Fairlight’s Xynergi Media Production Centre, a high-end audio post production tool for mixing audio and video in surround sound.

“ABS is thrilled to become one of Fairlight’s premier dealers in the Northwest and feel we can effectively increase the presence of Fairlight in this area,? said Mark Siegel, President of ABS. “We consider the technology of Xynergi highly superior to many other mixing systems – and since it interacts well with video, the system provides a smart solution for a variety of production facilities.?

Products from the Fairlight family include the Constellation, Xynergi, and Pyxis (more…)

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Lexicon® Releases 64-bit Windows and Mac PowerPC Drivers For The I·ONIX Series of USB 2.0 Desktop Recording Interfaces

Lexicon®, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), today announced it has released new Windows and Mac software drivers for the I∙ONIX series of Desktop Recording Interfaces. With the new 64-bit Windows driver, these interfaces now operate seamlessly on computers running Windows 64-bit XP and Vista operating systems. The new Mac driver improves performance and now supports all Mac computers operating on OS X 10.4.9 or higher regardless of whether they are based on a PowerPC or Intel processor.

The I∙ONIX series feature newly designed dbx® microphone preamps on all analog inputs. The preamps are driven by a 60V high-voltage supply to guarantee stability and deliver superior recordings across a wide dynamic range. Ultra high-definition converters ensure pristine 24-bit/96kHz audio. The result is remarkably clear and transparent inputs that will capture every subtle detail of your performance.

Each of the three I∙ONIX models allows for a different level of (more…)

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