Old Lyme, Conn, April 22, 2010: Scottish singer and songwriter Amy Macdonald rose to worldwide acclaim almost overnight. Macdonald answered an ad posted by producer Pete Wilkinson asking for talent for his new production company, Melodramatic Records, and Macdonald sparkled among the literally thousands of respondents. The two recorded 2007â€™s “This Is The Life,” which sold over three million copies, reaching platinum or multi-platinum status in twelve countries, making Amy Macdonald an instant star. The duo just released its follow-up, “A Curious Thing,” on which all of Macdonaldâ€™s vocals and guitars, in addition to drums, strings, and backing vocals were recorded with classic Neumann U 87 Ai large-diaphragm condenser microphones. more
Archive for April 22nd, 2010
Encino, CA April 22, 2010 – Can YOU Party Down and serve ‘em up? Based on the critically-acclaimed Starz comedy series, “Party Down” Starz Digital Media and AvatarLabs brings this fun game about keeping your balance while serving demanding patrons after you’ve had a few cocktails.
In PARTY DOWN – WAITER WOBBLE, choose to play as one of your favorite characters; Ron, Casey, Henry or Lydia, and see how long you can continue to stay upright as you attempt to keep the tray of drinks – and yourself – from tipping. It’s not easy to serve drinks when you’ve had a few yourself! “A drinking game or a balance game?” you ask. You decide! Either way, drink responsibly, have a designated driver and be good to the earth. Only $0.99 in the iTunes store. more
Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions is introducing the CP-X3011 3LCD projector, which offers a brightness of 3,200 lumens and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. The CP-X3011 features 16 Watts of built-in audio while maintaining a low noise rating of 29 dBA in Eco Mode. In addition, the CP-X3011 features a long lamp life of 3,000 hours in Standard Mode and 6,000 hours in Eco Mode. more
LexiconÂ®, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), has released new Windows 7 software drivers for Alpha, Lambda, Omega and the Iâˆ™ONIX U22, U42S, and U82S series of Desktop Recording Interfaces. Now all of the Lexicon USB Desktop Recording Interfaces operate seamlessly on any computers running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7, Vista, or XP. Also, these interfaces operate on all Mac computers operating on OS X 10.4.9 or higher regardless of whether they are based on PowerPC or Intel processors. more
AG Light and Sound Supplies Ultra Music Festival Lighting Designer Stephen Lieberman with High-Impact Coemar Infinity Spots and Washes
AG Light and Sound provided lighting designer Stephen Lieberman with high-impact Coemar Infinity Spot XL and Infinity Wash XL fixtures for the main stage at the crowd-pleasing two-day Ultra Music Festival. The outdoor concert celebration marked the debut of AG Light and Sound’s Infinity Spots, which are new to the company’s inventory.
The 12th annual Ultra Music Festival was held March 26 and 27 at Miami’s Bicentennial Park. The sold-out event featured more than 200 DJs, bands and producers who are recognized as the best in techno and electronica from around the globe. more
Filmworkers has retained Ilene Silberman and her company, Silberman Productions, for representation for advertising work on the East Coast. Silbermen will represent Filmworkers and its affiliate, the digital production studio Vitamin, under the collective brand Filmworkers FX. Filmworkers FXâ€™s combined services include visual effects, compositing, CG, motion graphics, design, animation and live action production. Recent credits include work for Budweiser, Capital One, the Illinois Lottery and State Farm. more
CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen is pleased to announce the release of a newly redesigned fiber optics-based extender, the USB-400 Fiber Optic (FO). This long-range 4-port USB 2.0 hub powers multiple hi-speed peripherals at distances up to 1640-feet (500m) from the computer, enabling a reliable remote workstation. more
GLOBAL TELEVISION NETWORK ABS-CBN PURCHASES 75 IKEGAMI GFCAMâ„¢ HDS-V10 TAPELESS HD FLASH RAM CAMCORDERS
Worldwide Filipino Multimedia Conglomerate Makes Major Commitment to Ikegamiâ€™s GF Series Total Tapeless HD Production Solution For News and Original Productions
MAYWOOD NJ, April 20, 2010 â€“ ABS-CBN, the Philippine-based global multi-media conglomerate (with bureau locations in Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, the Philippines, the Middle East, and the USA), has purchased 75 Ikegami GFCAMâ„¢ HDS-V10 tapeless Flash RAM HD camcorders to deploy in its Philippine news network. This large-scale commitment to GFCAMâ„¢ makes ABS-CBN the latest production entity to adopt Ikegamiâ€™s tapeless HD production solution, following such organizations as the Univision Television Group, Canadaâ€™s Weather Network, Tulsaâ€™s KGEB-TV, and Boston College. ABS-CBN has specified use of Ikegamiâ€™s GFCAMâ„¢ HDS-V10 tapeless Flash RAM HD camcorders for ENG, current affairs, and documentary-program production. more
New Animated Short Film Highlights Studioâ€™s Ability to Create Unforgettable 3D Characters.
Kickstand, an innovator of advanced character animation and custom pipeline technology, today reveals â€œKickstand Creatures: Volume One,â€? a new animated short film highlighting the companyâ€™s expertise in 3D modeling, character development, and animation technology. Watch â€œKickstand Creatures: Volume Oneâ€? at http://kickstand.tv/animation/. more
Broadcast Management System Offers Customizable Logging Options
Newark, California – Digital Nirvana, Inc., a leading provider of media industry solutions, announced today that its MonitorIQ Broadcast Management System (MonitorIQ BMS) has been purchased by KTVU-TV, Channel 2 in Oakland, CA. more