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Press Releases For : December 10, 2009

RAS Audio Services uses SADiE on CBBC’s ‘Prank Patrol’

Manchester-based RAS Audio Services has highlighted the power and flexibility of the SADiE PCM8 for television audio production by using it on the forthcoming third series of CBBC’s extremely successful ‘Prank Patrol’.

Produced by Bakermedia in Manchester and scheduled to air from January on BBC2 on Saturday mornings, the 10×30 ‘Prank Patrol’ follows the team of Barney and the Ninjas as they play elaborate pranks on viewers’ unsuspecting friends and family. Mummies come to life, aliens land, robots bust through walls…all of which is a far cry from RAS Audio Services’ core business of recording brass bands, choirs and chamber music.

“I used to work for Bakermedia’s MD a few years ago at another facility house, now defunct, and having re-established contact I was asked if I’d like to do the audio post for the forthcoming third series,? explains RAS’s Richard Scott.

The combination of Richard’s experience (more…)

AVI-SPL Achieves InfoComm International Diamond AVSP Level Designation for Second Consecutive Year

Leading audio and video communications solution provider AVI-SPL today announced that it has qualified as an InfoComm International Diamond AudioVisual Solutions Provider (AVSP). This designation recognizes that a percentage of the company’s sales, customer service and technical staff have achieved and maintained individual InfoComm Certification and have completed relevant coursework from the InfoComm Academy.
InfoComm awards individual Certification to audiovisual professionals who have demonstrated knowledge and comprehension of the science and technology used in communications including audio, video, display and systems. Technicians, engineers, designers, salespeople, customer service personnel, managers and executives are eligible to take the individual certification test. (more…)

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Press Releases For : December 9, 2009

Harkness’ Perlux 180 Offers Pristine Images For Plus Camerimage 2009

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17th International Festival Dedicated to Art of Cinematography

LÓDZ, POLAND – Harkness Screens, the world’s leading manufacturer of projection screens for cinema applications, was selected as the screen supplier of choice for the 17th International Festival of the Art of Film Creators – Plus Camerimage 2009. The Harkness Perlux(r) 180 screen was used to showcase the festival’s films in the Grand Theatre presentation venue. (more…)

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NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference Provides Essential Networking Opportunities

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, December 9, 2009 — Contractors can gain new perspectives and proven tactics to face the new reality of business when they join an elite group of business owners, managers and industry representatives facing similar challenges during NSCA’s 2010 Business & Leadership Conference, February 25-27, 2010, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

NSCA’s flagship event facilitates open, engaging discussion to build better integrators. The sessions are centered around interactive sessions that set this popular, intimate conference apart from other industry events.

Attendees will learn from their industry peers as they share insightful knowledge and valuable experiences during multiple networking opportunities, including roundtables, social events and educational sessions, including:

• The Excellence in Business Awards presentation, when the winners will discuss their successful sales, marketing, management and leadership tactics.
• Beer ‘n Bull, an open (more…)

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Asian Million Star Uses The AKG DMS 700 To Shine Bright On Hong Kong TV

After five successful years in Taiwan, the singing extravaganza Asian Million Star premiered on Hong Kong with help from the highly versatile, frequency-agile AKG DMS 700 wireless microphone system. The wildly popular television show, which started months before the on-air premier with 5,000 aspiring singers, featured 25 contestants competing over the course of 13 episodes, with a panel of judges selecting the best vocal performers to move on to the finale.

Judges for the show included an array of respected audio and musical professionals ranging from creative composers to studio producers. With some of the most finely tuned ears in the business deciding the fate of each performer, the AKG DMS 700 system matched musical talent with sonic integrity. Not only does the clean digital audio transmission eliminate the distortion and significant noise levels that accompany other analogue systems, but it also offers 155MHz of bandwidth, which provides a (more…)

First Studer Vista Off The New UK Production Line

Soundcraft Studer’s production strategy; to converge both brands production in the Potters Bar facility, passed a significant milestone this week. With UK production now in full swing, the first Studer Vista large-format consoles were completed and went through test procedures with flying colours.

Formerly Vista, OnAir 3000 and Router production was done in the Studer Regensdorf facility near Zurich in Switzerland. Speaking from the Potters Bar production floor, Soundcraft Studer President Andy Trott reflected, “Over the past few months our staff here and in Switzerland have worked incredibly hard to transfer the knowledge, logistics and skills to the UK team, and so to see our flagship product come through its rigorous tests so smoothly today is a great testament to the quality of our people on both sites. From planning and procurement, to PCBA, build and test, I have to salute the production team and all the supporting staff (more…)

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Randy Meullier Turns To Soundcraft Vi6 For Alice Cooper “Theatre Of Death? Tour

SSE Audio provides Soundcraft platform for rock legend’s European leg.

POTTERS BAR, United Kingdom — When Alice Cooper embarked on his current UK and European Theatre of Death tour, his long-serving sound engineer Randy Meullier was finally able to bag his first choice digital console — the Soundcraft Vi6™.

And he says he largely has Pete Russell at the SSE Audio Group to thank. Taking over the European sound production duties from Phoenix-based Precise Corporate Staging (PCS), by the time Russell suggested that Meullier try the Soundcraft platform (with the Vistonics™ II interface), the sound man — who has been piloting the legendary rocker’s front-of-house mixes for the past seven years — had already served his baptism on the Vi6 in Norway and Cyprus.

“Earlier in this tour I did a fly-in show at the Skaanevik Festival in Norway and it was a joy to use the (more…)

Scharff Weisberg Opens Up Pandoras Box for “Memphis: The Musical?

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When “Memphis: The Musical” opened on Broadway October 19 at the Shubert Theatre, the scenic projection design was supported by innovative technology provided by Scharff Weisberg, Inc. (SWI). SWI provided two Christie Roadster HD18K 1080 HD 18,000-lumen 3-chip DLP digital projectors plus two Coolux Pandoras Box Media Server PROs, two Coolux MediaManager PRO machines, and a Coolux Widget Designer PRO advanced control surface-creation framework.

“Memphis” takes place in Tennessee during the 1950s and the story revolves around a white R & B DJ who falls in love with a black singer he has introduced to his audience. The show depicts the changing society of the time and captures the decade’s R&B, gospel, and early rock ‘n roll sounds with a score by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan.

Video projection is primarily used in “Memphis” to identify locations from scene (more…)

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Press Releases For : December 8, 2009

MULTI-FACETED AUDIO ENGINEER MICHAEL ROMANOWSKI USES METRIC HALO’S ULN-8 FOR MASTERING, MIXING AND RECORDING

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: When audio engineer Michael Romanowski describes the Metric Halo Mobile I/O ULN-8 interface as the “do-everything” box, he isn’t exaggerating. In fact, the ULN-8 interface is so versatile that it has become an essential component in Romanowski’s workflow, whether he is recording on location or in the studio, mixing at home, or working in his mastering facility.

“I have two that I use at the studio, and then I have several that I use for location recording,” explains Romanowski, who was recently appointed as the Chairman of the P&E Wing of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Examples of Romanowski’s location recording projects range from Americana musician Todd Snider to the American Bach Soloists, with a wide variety of rock, jazz, pop and blues performers in between.

First and foremost, says (more…)

DANLEY SIGNS MITEK AND SOUND MISSION FOR DISTRIBUTION IN CANADA AND THE EU

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA: Danley Sound Labs, home of world-renowned loudspeaker designer Tom Danley’s patented Synergy Horn (SH) loudspeakers and Tapped Horn (TH) subwoofers, announces the addition of two new international distributors to help keep pace with its rapidly expanding market. Mitek Canada will distribute Danley loudspeakers for houses of worship, commercial installations, and live venues to all points north of the continental U.S., while Sound Mission will do the same for Poland, Germany, and a growing list of other European Union countries.

Mitek Canada, one of the largest distributors of commercial and consumer electronics in Canada, provides a wide range of products to all retailers across the country, from national chains to single store specialists to integrators. It has representatives and trainers from coast to coast along with warehouses in both British Columbia and Ontario to provide its clients with timely service across the country. Sound Mission is fronted by (more…)

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