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Press Releases For : July 30, 2009

Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium Upgrade Control Rooms with PhantomFocus System™

Tatz Logo PhantomFocus

— Two hallmarks of Music City turn to the PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol as the platform for critical listening —

NASHVILLE, TN, July 28, 2009 — Music City’s iconic Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium are the latest additions to the growing number studios who have chosen to upgrade their control room monitoring with the Carl Tatz Design (CTD) PhantomFocus System™, bringing the total to over forty to date. The announcement was made by Carl Tatz of the Carl Tatz Design group, and further underscores a trend in commercial and private recording studios employing the PhantomFocus System room tuning protocol to create a critical listening environment.

The implementation of the CTD PhantomFocus System allows an end user’s speakers of choice to perform beyond the manufacturer’s specifications, correcting boundary and room mode effects and rendering a truly accurate (more…)

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Jonathan Goldstein Chooses Cameron Yeary For Video Content On Kid Cudi Tour

CudiAlthough Cleveland-based rising rap/hip hop star Kid Cudi doesn’t even have an album out yet, he has kicked off his first tour, which he headlines with Asher Roth. The show was designed by Jonathan Goldstein of Starlight Visual. He brought in Cameron Yeary of UVLD for media design and programming.

“Jon and I met in 2004 when he was touring with Donna Summer, and we’ve stayed in touch,” says Yeary. “The video media developer who works with Jay Z recommended that we partner on this project.” Kid Cudi’s tour runs four weeks, from mid-July to mid-August, playing intimate venues with a surprisingly large production. The tour, with content based on his hit single, “Day ‘N Nite,” along with mix tapes and Internet buzz, began in Boston at House of Blues and wraps in Chicago at Lollapalooza.

“It was great to team with (more…)

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Press Releases For : July 29, 2009

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Appoints Kimmel as Mixer Product Manager

kevin-kimmel-yamaha-mixer-prod-mgr.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has appointed Kevin Kimmel to the position of mixer product manager, effective July 20. In his new position, Kimmel will be responsible for product training, the implementation of marketing and support programs, and recommendations for mixing console product design from the North American market to the research and development team in Japan. He will report to Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.

For three decades, Kimmel has been an audio mixer, system designer, recording engineer, and most recently held the position of Assistant Technical Director at Disneyland. He was also monitor engineer for Tower of Power’s “Soul Vaccination Tour? and was the front of house engineer for Luis Miguel’s “Aries” and “Segundo Romance” world tours. Kimmel served as production mixer on several shows for ESPN, and worked as a freelance front of house/monitor (more…)

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PPC CEDIA EXPO 2009 Product Preview

CEDIA EXPO 2009
Sept. 9-13, Atlanta
Booth 6235

At CEDIA EXPO 2009, PPC, whose innovative products are behind the wall in over 100 million homes, will present several new solution-based products built to address the needs of custom installers and their customers. PPC’s consumer cables, which include the only patented locking HDMI cable to prevent loosening at the port, feature maximum performance and reliability driven by decades of innovation, product research, patent development, and customer commitment. (more…)

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Wohler IBC2009 Product Preview

Exhibiting With HHB in Stand 8.E54
At IBC2009 Wohler will be showcasing a range of products that offer flexible, state-of-the-art processing and monitoring in convenient and compact designs. Highly adaptable in meeting broadcasters’ current and future needs, Wohler products provide key functionality even in the most space-constrained production applications. The company’s wide array of products includes versatile 16-channel audio monitors that accommodate a mix of inputs and outputs for SD, HD, and 3G operations; HD monitors for all variety of signal types; intuitive touch-screen systems that simplify video monitoring and routing while providing critical functional enhancements; a closed-caption encoder/decoder bridge that supports all leading standards; and analog and digital audio monitoring systems and level meters that together accommodate virtually every audio input type. (more…)

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HOLOPHONE’S® PORTAMIC 5.1 NOMINATED FOR TEC AWARD

Offers Point and Shoot 5.1 Surround Recording Option at an Aggressive Price Point

ONTARIO, CANADA, JULY 29, 2009 — Holophone ®, the leading manufacturer of surround microphones, is pleased to announce that its ground-breaking PortaMic 5.1 camera-mountable surround microphone has been nominated for the MIX Foundation’s Technical Excellence & Creativity Award (TEC) in the Mic Technology/Studio category. (more…)

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New Polar Focus Catalog

After a successful showing at Infocomm09, Polar Focus Audio Rigging is mailing out our latest Product Catalog. We offer the best value by providing complete transitions between roof structures and loudspeakers. Polar Focus offers audio rigging kits that are ready to go right out of the box. If you are not yet on our mailing list, call 413-586-4444, or send an email with your address through our website at www.polarfocus.com.

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Riverbend Centre Hosts NEXO Event, Rayvon Performs

riverbend-nexo-rayvon.jpgAustin, Tx⎯Riverbend Centre is Austin’s newest alternative performing arts center located in the Texas Hill Country. The Centre is a multi-purpose venue that plays host to musical groups, theatrical productions, television specials, corporate and private events, and conventions.

Inspired by his extensive travels through the Holy Lands, Dr. Gerald Mann envisioned a modern version of a Greco-Roman amphitheatre offering the intimacy and symmetry of those timeless venues. In 1997, Overland Partners was commissioned by the Riverbend Church to design and build the multi award-winning building.

Designed in a classical style, the venue seats over 2,300. Recently, the Centre played host to a special NEXO presentation by FILO Pro Audio of Austin, Texas. Accustomed to holding many high-end events in the venue, Riverbend was set up for a demonstration of a NEXO GEO S 12 System with NX 4×4 amplifiers and a Yamaha (more…)

New Crestron Wall Plates Support Versatile and Flexible System Installation

Crestron MP-WPs Accommodate a Variety of Configurations in Any Type of Room

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, July 29, 2009 – Crestron is now shipping fourteen new media presentation wall plates that support a wide selection of signal types/connectors. All MP-WPs are available in white or black, and install cleanly in a single gang box using a standard decorative faceplate. MP-WP connectivity ranges from traditional analog to HDMI, and plates may be combined to provide just the right wall, lectern or rack mount configuration and contingency for every room.

Crestron MP-WP wall plates support RGB, component, composite, S-video and stereo audio, as well as computer (VGA, DVI-I and DisplayPort), HDMI, and Crestron-exclusive connectivity, such as Cresnet®, QuickMedia®, and DigitalMedia™. For versatile and flexible system installation, Crestron MP-WPs provide the perfect accessory.

For more information about Crestron MP-WP Wall Plates, go to www.crestron.com. For high-resolution photos, go to www.crestron.com/pressroom.
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JBL LSR Studio Monitors Help Eddie Kramer Bring The Sound Of Woodstock To The Next Generation

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of arguably the most significant musical event in history, Warner Home Video has released “Woodstock: 40th Anniversary—Ultimate Collector’s Edition? on Blu-Ray disc. The release features a re-mastered director’s cut of the original film, including many previously unreleased performances. Legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, who engineered the original recordings that captured the 1969 event, was called by Warner to mix this wealth of previously material. For the project, Kramer relied on a 5.1 JBL LSR6300 studio monitor system to bring the tracks to life in Capitol Records Studio C control room.

According to Kramer, “The original recording during the festival was pretty scary in the sense that there was no communication between the stage and myself in what was essentially a tractor-trailer,? Kramer said. “We had to mix everything on the fly, so the first song in each set was basically an experiment in identifying where (more…)

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