Archive for September, 2008

Heather Bryant Joins Counterpoint Systems

logo_counterpoint2.gifLondon–Counterpoint Systems, a developer of software solutions for rights management, royalty accounting and product licensing, has hired Heather Bryant as Senior Business Analyst. more

XTA & RAT Sound Accelerate REM’s Live Sound On 2008 World Tour

xta_vaught_rem1.jpgIt’s been twenty-eight years since REM sprung out of a small Atlanta suburb and the band are still going strong, making good on their reputation as an exceptional live band. With the release of their 14th recording, Accelerate, the band regain their title as the definitive American rock and roll band—and are barnstorming the world live in concert to prove it. The tour kicked off in late May and dates extend around the globe through November of 2008. Oxnard, Calif.-based Rat Sound Systems Inc. is serving as the sound reinforcement company for the tour, supplying six (6) XTA DP448’s for use in tandem with a Wiser Wireless System, with system engineer Lee Vaught at its helm. more

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MultiDyne Wins Two New Product Technology Awards at IBC2008 for the LiGHTBoX Fiber Optic Field Transport System

MultiDyne LiGHTBoX fiber optic field transport systemLOCUST VALLEY, NY – MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a leading provider of fiber optics for the transport of video and audio for broadcast & pro A/V applications, was honored with two prestigious industry awards at the 2008 International Broadcasting Conference (IBC2008) held September 12-16, 2008, in Amsterdam. MultiDyne won Broadcast Engineering magazine’s Pick Hit award and TVBEurope magazine’s Best of IBC award for the LiGHTBoX fiber optic field transport system, which provides a road-ready, robust fiber solution for ENG, sports, and military environments. more

Scharff Weisberg Makes A Sound Decision

d&bScharff Weisberg has continued to expand and update its equipment inventory with the purchase of Q-Series Line Array speaker systems from d&b audiotechnik.

“The Q-Series are flexible, scalable loudspeakers which can be effortlessly combined to create a multitude of small to large coherent arrays,” says Director of Audio Services, David Lynd. “They are ideal for applications featuring numerous open microphones and where considerable gain before feedback is required for speech and music.” more

Phoenix College Relies On Hitachi’s T-17SXL StarTablet To Maintain Its Flagship Technology Position In The Nation’s Largest Community College

–Hitachi’s T-17SXL StarBoard StarTablet Offers Enhanced Instructor-Facing Engagement With Students And A Scalable Solution For Any Sized Classroom–

Phoenix College prides itself on being the technology flagship for the entire Maricopa Community College District in Arizona – the single largest community college system in the United States and one of the largest in the world, with 10 colleges, two skill centers and numerous other education centers. Underscoring the media department’s mission of “continuously seeking out and implementing, dynamic, innovative leading educational technology,� Phoenix College has consistently turned to Hitachi, the leader in educational AV systems design, for its StarBoard interactive presentation system. In fact, this year, Phoenix College purchased 17 additional Hitachi T-17SXL StarBoard StarTablets through Phoenix based Troxell Communications, bringing the total number of Hitachi StarBoard systems used at the College to 101, including several 15-inch StarBoard models. more

Dale Hanson Drives The Soundcraft® Si3 Around Bedford All Night

Hanson is the FOH Engineer for The Story’s, Elton John’s recent Tour Support Band

Dale Hanson took time off the road to handle eight different acts at The Bedford in London and mixed the evening away on a Soundcraft Si3-its first public, commercial gig. Along with the other Si3 beta testers covering theatre, touring and house of worship applications in Europe and the USA, Dale has taken the Si3 through its test paces but this gig was the ultimate beta test! In typical pro fashion, Dale was calm and collected. “The show was a bit like live TV with eight acts performing a couple of songs each during the evening without any change over time at all really. Not many digital consoles can cope with that type of challenge but the Si3 worked really well. I found that you can use so many different functions at the same time to be really useful. Having control of EQ, Dynamics, Bus Sends and Effects without having to reassign anything was great.” more


gurren-lagann-pic-1.jpgBurbank, CA, September 25, 2008 – Bang Zoom! Entertainment, a leading full-service audio post production company and producer of original entertainment content, recently prepared the highly anticipated new anime series Gurran Lagann for its North American broadcast debut on Sci Fi Channel. The series debuted July 28th as part of the network’s Ani–Monday programming block and has since captivated millions of viewers and drawn wide critical acclaim. more

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Chace Audio Completes Substantial Renovation Of Premiere Mixing Stage

rct1150_01.JPGChace Audio, a full service audio post-production facility well known for sound preservation and restoration, has completed a substantial renovation to its famed Rick Chace Theatre that includes major aesthetic and technical improvements. Named for company founder and innovative audio pioneer Rick Chace, the spacious 850 square foot theatre opened in 1997 and has since garnered a notable reputation for the authenticity and fidelity of its restoration mixes. Lawrence of Arabia, The Sound of Music and Gone With the Wind are but a few of the hundreds of legendary titles that have been remixed for DVD and theatrical re-release in the theatre. more

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AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008 – Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of professional camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, debuted its new Stasis® Flex at IBC 2008 (Stand 9.C40b). more

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Christie Celebrates 11th Year as Exclusive Digital Cinema Projection Sponsor of The Manhattan Short Film Festival

Christie returns for the 11th straight year as the exclusive digital projection sponsor of the Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival (MSFF), which runs September 21-28, 2008. As the founding sponsor of the international festival, Christie will provide the powerful Christie Roadster HD18K 3-Chip DLP® projector, which will screen the 12 festival finalists in MSFF’s new location on Spring Street in New York City. more

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