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Press Releases For : January 16, 2009

GUITARIST SAM KEARNEY OPENS FOR OASIS WITH ALBERTA CROSS AND EVENTIDE’S TIMEFACTOR

“I have the ability to control the rates of the left and right channels separately, which gives the TimeFactor a huge advantage over other pedals.? -Kearney

Emerging band Alberta Cross is currently touring the U.K. with Oasis and lead guitarist, Sam Kearney, has selected Eventide’s TimeFactor for its wide range of effects and delay capabilities. In addition to the current tour, Kearney also applied the TimeFactor to the band’s debut full-length album for release in April 2009, on Ark Recordings. The band’s previously released hits are critically acclaimed and include “Low Man? that was featured as the closing song to an episode of Showtime’s ‘Californication’. (more…)

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ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME LEGEND, BOOTSY COLLINS, TURNS TO EVENTIDE’S TIMEFACTOR TO “FUNK UP HIS DELAYS?

“TimeFactor makes you want to be creative, even at the moment when you have run out of ideas.? – Bootsy Collins

Conveying nothing short of a bona fide rhythmic and groovy bassist sound, Bootsy Collins is recognized as one of the most distinguished bassists in the development of funk music. Today he continues his more than thirty years of success in the music industry by using Eventide’s TimeFactor effects pedal. Known primarily for his role in Parliament/Funkadelic and as the lead singer/bassist of Bootsy’s Rubber Band in the late 70’s, Collins has recently turned to producing movie, video game, and animation scores. (more…)

AKG Launches C 214 Stereo Set Offering Maximum Consistency And Accurate Localization For Stunning, Three-Dimensional Recordings

Demonstrating the outstanding performance value and versatility of the C 214 microphone, AKG today launched the C 214 Stereo Set today at NAMM. The rugged construction of the C 214 delivers a highly detailed and accurate sound not only in the studio, but on the road as well. The introduction of the Stereo Set provides users with a complete solution that delivers outstanding performance and excellent quality from a pair of C 214’s. (more…)

METRIC HALO GEAR IS KHALIQ GLOVER’S “HYPNOTIC AUDIO SECRET”

khaliq_glover.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 2009: Khaliq Glover, perhaps better known by his 80s-video-game-inspired moniker “Khaliq-O-Vision,” is a Grammy-winning sound engineer, producer and songwriter whose career neatly spans the analog-to-digital-to-hybrid revolution that has defined the audio industry over the past quarter century. He began working for Kenny Rogers at Lion Share Studios in 1982 and, as an apprentice to many of the top engineers at the time, including Humberto Gatica, Tommy Vicari, and John Guess, learned the skills, perspectives and philosophies that have served him so well. (more…)

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DIGICO SD8 IS A (PINBALL) WIZARD AS DI-RECT DOES TOMMY

Di-rect lead singer Tim Akkerman (left) with David Hol, front of house engineer.DiGiCo’s latest console, the SD8, has already been welcomed on a range of tours with one of the more unusual productions being a version of The Who’s rock opera, Tommy, being performed in the Netherlands.
Although combining popular music with theatre – exemplified by shows like Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You – is currently a popular genre of entertainment, combining that idea with genuine live rock’n’roll is quite a tough challenge. But, it’s one that popular Dutch four piece band Di-rect has risen to and ticket demand for the 90-date theatre tour of their homeland has been exceptional. (more…)

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AURALEX STRIKES A CHORD WITH LEADING GUITAR MANUFACTURER GIBSON FOR ITS SONICPRINT ACOUSTICAL PANELS

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 16, 2009 – Auralex Acoustics and legendary guitar manufacturer, Gibson, collaborate to provide “Art of Sound” guitar images for Auralex’s SonicPrint line. Auralex, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, has gained access to Gibson’s gallery of images for its innovative SonicPrint custom-printed, artistic ProPanels line. Auralex is now licensed to print any Gibson, Gibson USA, The Gibson Original, Gibson Acoustics, Gibson Custom Art, Epiphone, Dobra, Tobias and Steinberger brand materials and product images onto its SonicPrint panels. (more…)

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Upgrade your TV with Panorama

Bowers & Wilkins unveils a new breed of soundbar.

The Bowers & Wilkins Panorama is the ideal way of upgrading your flatscreen TV’s sound. Amazing audio quality with surround sound and stereo. Active center speaker for wonderful movie sound. Simple connection and set up. A true one-box solution: no subwoofer required. (more…)

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Chief FUSION Series Mounts Shipping Soon

FUSION Video ConferenceMinneapolis, MN. — (January 2009) – www.chiefmfg.com – Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in projector, monitor and flat panel TV mounting solutions, as well as progressive online tools, is excited to announce that the FUSION Series will begin shipping at the end of January. The mounts focus on usability and speed of installation and were designed to solve some of the toughest installation challenges. (more…)

Scharff Weisberg Supports “Shrek The Musical”

ShrekIt was an ogre of a job, but Scharff Weisberg handily embraced video and lighting support for “Shrek the Musical” on Broadway. The popular show is a production of DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions Ltd.

“We’ve had the great pleasure of spending the last few months in the company of the big, green, ugly guy known as Shrek and the production team behind his Broadway musical,” notes Josh Weisberg. “These folks have pulled some nifty tricks out of their hats using three Panasonic PT-D10000U 10K video projectors and a FLED 11io 11mm LED wall we provided. And of course, the only media server the big, green guy would want on his show is a quartet of Green-Hippo Hippotizer V3 HD media servers.” (more…)

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Intelix Releases 1×8 Video, Audio, and Control Twisted Pair Distribution Amplifier

DIGI-VGASD-T8Middleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the DIGI-VGASD-T8, a professional-grade active distribution amplifier which distributes VGA video component video, stereo audio, and IR or RS232 control signals from a single source to eight remote destinations via inexpensive twisted pair cable, such as Cat 5 or Cat 6. In addition, the DIGI-VGASD-T8 also distributes 1080i component video when used with Intelix DIGI-V3SD component video baluns and conversion cables. (more…)

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