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Mark Kudsi Directs Epic Virtual Reality Project Experience for White Label S/R
News:Mark Kudsi Directs Epic Virtual Reality Project Experience for White Label S/RInaugural project is sensorial immersion for Art of Patron with White Label S/R via agency Firstborn
Award-winning director Mark Kudsis inaugural project with a White Label S/R Product is the epic Art of Patron Virtual Reality Experiencevia agency Firstborn. The sensorial immersion involves a groundbreaking blend of Virtual Reality Technology, Drone filming and photo real CG to transport participants to Patron’s Hacienda and experience its unique, handcrafted process as guided by the brand’s signature bee. The virtual reality experience is a centerpiece of Art of Patron events being held around the country. An interactive, 360 web version can be viewed at http://patrontequila.com/art-of-patron/vr
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Roland Expands Pro Audio Sales Engineer Team
Roland committed to adding staff and support resources to meet the needs of the professional audio community
Roland’s Professional A/V division announces the expansion of its Sales Engineering team focused on Live Pro Audio. With the introduction of the new M-5000 Live Mixing Console, Roland is committed to adding staff and support resources to meet the needs of the professional audio community. A new Pro Audio only focused positions include current Sales Engineer Doug Schouten and newly hired Sales Engineer, Brian Belcher.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announced
News: Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announcedFrom 5 to 10 June Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 will welcome 250+ decision makers from 30 countries, including representatives from ABC, Al Jazeera, ARTE, BBC Britdoc, Channel 4, Cinereach, Chicken and Egg, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, National Geographic, NDR, National Film Board of Canada, Wellcome Trust, PBS, POV, SXSW, SBS and Tribeca Film Institute. Nine delegations will attend: BFI Film Audience Network Delegation, Jordanian Delegation, Nordic Delegation, Northern Film & Media Delegation, Mexican Delegation, Scottish Delegation, South African Delegation, Ukrainian Delegation VPRO Dutch Delegation.
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Offerings and Talents of Chicago's Another Country Expand with Addition of Mixer Peter Erazmus
Executive producer Tim Konn and his colleagues at the award-winning sound design studio Another Country are very proud to announce the addition of well-known sound designer, mixer and audio engineer Peter Erazmus to their staff. Erazmus joins the company's roster of A-list mixers John Binder, David Gerbosi, Drew Weir and Erik Widmark immediately, as a key part of the studio's growth plans focused on opening its fifth sound room later this summer.
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AlphaDogs Discover Fairies Living In Gnome Homes
News: AlphaDogs Discover Fairies Living In Gnome HomesEveryone could use a little magic in their lives, and that’s just what the residents of Overland Park, Kansas got unexpectedly in the spring of 2013 when beautifully crafted fairy homes with doors custom-built to fit the hollows of trees mysteriously popped up along a heavily wooded walking trail. Intrigued by the story after reading about it in the Kansas City Star, director/producer Sharon Liese set out to make The Gnomist, a documentary with an initial focus of revealing who was behind the construction of these mysterious houses. “I thought I was going to solve the mystery of who was building the homes, but then I learned that so many people were being kept afloat by these homes, that I realized there was a deeper story to be told.”
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A Common Thread's Clay Staub Supercharges Universal Studios' Fast and Furious - Supercharged Launch
News: A Common Thread's Clay Staub Supercharges Universal Studios' Fast and Furious - Supercharged LaunchA Common Thread director Clay Staub turns a couple of amusement park visitors into Vin Diesel’s co-stars in a new spot introducing Universal Studios Hollywood’s new Fast and Furious Supercharged ride.
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Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound Converters
News: Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound ConvertersAfter upgrading to Pro Tools HDX, Sting's private facility has invested in Prism Sound’s HDX Interface Cards to ensure the longevity of its prized ADA-8 converters.
Despite a pedigree that goes back nearly 20 years, Prism Sound's ADA-8 multichannel converter has maintained its status as an outstanding piece of technology and a prized item in many top end recording facilities, including Sterling Sound, Cornell University, British Grove Studios, Lucasfilm, Sony and Walt Disney.
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Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25th
News: Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25thCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum of Digital Art & Animation, Digital Audio Technology, Game Design & Development, Digital Media Management, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, will host Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Technical Director Wajid Raza for a Special Guest Lecture. Karen Keister, Cogswell’s Program Director and Assistant Professor in the school’s Digital Arts & Animation Dept., made the announcement. Keister’s department regularly features one guest speaker each semester who has prominently established him/herself within the entertainment and digital arts industry.
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Cinedeck & Wiredrive Present Time-Saving File-Based Solutions At The Editors' Lounge
News: Cinedeck & Wiredrive Present Time-Saving File-Based Solutions At The Editors' LoungeThe Editors’ Lounge hosted their monthly educational and networking event with post-production professionals from Los Angeles and surrounding areas getting an up close look at the latest time-saving tools from Cinedeck and Wiredrive. Product demonstrations were given simultaneously throughout the evening, followed by Q&A sessions. All attendees participated in a raffle drawing with one lucky winner going home at the end of the evening with a G drive compliments of Wiredrive.
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IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life Channel
News: IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life ChannelDirector Ian Karr Captures Real Life Drama In Powerful POV :60 Image Spot
How do you capture the arc of a life in 60 seconds? That was the challenge Director Ian Karr and creative boutique IKA Collective were asked with for the debut of Discovery Life Channel. The :60 image spot, “Love Every Step,” captures the life story of a young woman from childhood to the birth of her own daughter. Using an immersive POV style, the campaign pushes the limits of technology while pulling on our heartstrings.
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DPA Microphones Delivers Pristine Audio during the Filming of Taken 3
Critical dialogue scenes were captured using company's d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones hidden in the actors' clothing
Capturing high-quality audio for a blockbuster film is always crucial as dialogue between the actors must be heard if the story is to be understood. But when the sound crew also has to contend with action-packed scenes featuring car chases and shoot outs, recording comprehensible audio becomes an even more complex challenge. This was the situation French sound engineer Stéphane Bucher found himself in on the set of Taken 3, the third and final instalment of action trilogy starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker and Maggie Grace. To combat any audio problems, he chose to use DPA Microphones' d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones.
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NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema to Focus on Building the Future of Storytelling
Summit Draws Industry Experts to Discuss Current and Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on the Art and Science of Storytelling
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. The two-day summit, titled "Building the Future of Storytelling," will take place April 11-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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phoenix rises to HD with IQ Modular infrastructure
News: phoenix rises to HD with IQ Modular infrastructureGerman public broadcaster chooses Snell for quality and reliability
German public broadcaster phoenix, which delivers in-depth news and factual programming as a complementary service to Germany's popular ARD and ZDF channels, is upgrading to full HD operation. The upgrade, which is being carried out without interruption to the TV station's broadcasting operations, requires a major infrastructure overhaul; phoenix has chosen Snell IQ Modular to provide the quality and reliability essential for broadcast operations.
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Pronology's Asset Management Software Was Behind The Scenes At The 87Th Annual Oscars®
Web-Based Solution Offered Collaborative On-Site Content Management
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, was once again backstage with its latest media asset management solutions for the 87th annual Oscars® telecast, which kicked off Sunday, February 22. Pronology's user-friendly interface gave producers the ability to monitor and approve all pre-recorded content for the fifth consecutive year, providing an extraordinary level of visibility and creative control over the thousands of assets that are part of such an enormous, complex show.
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CommitteeLA Teams with Brewster Parsons & EXILE for Wix.com's Super Bowl Campaign Featuring NFL Stars
News: CommitteeLA Teams with Brewster Parsons & EXILE for Wix.com's Super Bowl Campaign Featuring NFL StarsCommitteeLA turned to Brewster Parsons, the award-winning visual effects, CG & design studio, and EXILE Editorial for their social media-driven Super Bowl campaign for Wix.com. Featuring former NFL players and their new careers after retirement, the Wix.com campaign has been teased out via social media before the big game with the final spot being unveiled on Super Bowl Sunday.
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Clear-com Pulls Out All The Stops For New Non Stop Production Facility
Buenos Aires-based Non Stop Productions, a TV production and audio-visual services company serving the Spanish-American market for major production and distribution companies worldwide, has equipped its newest production facility with a variety of Clear-Com® intercom and IP communications equipment, based around the Eclipse-Median digital matrix system.
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Pittsburg Benedum Center Explores New Dimensions with TSL Soundfield Microphone System
News: Pittsburg Benedum Center Explores New Dimensions with TSL Soundfield Microphone SystemThe Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was constructed in 1928 as a “movie palace”. Over the years, it hosted legendary music performances from The Grateful Dead, to Bob Marley and more. Now known as the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, it is home to the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.
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Elias Arts Expands Creative Team
News: Elias Arts Expands Creative TeamVincenzo LoRusso steps up as ECD/EVP
Bicoastal music shop Elias Arts has revamped its creative team, with long-time Elias Arts vet Vincenzo LoRusso taking the reins as Executive Creative Director and Executive Vice President and the addition of creative director Mike Goldstein in Los Angeles and Eric Ronick in New York. With diverse backgrounds in music spanning producing, composing engineering, songwriting and performing, the new additions will amplify Elias’ in-house creative expertise in connecting brands with top musical talent and customized music experiences in the converging music and advertising spaces. Goldstein brings dual expertise in music and filmmaking, allowing for a unique sensitivity for the artistry of the fusion of audio with the moving image, while Ronick’s background as a songwriter, artist and musical director provides a fresh viewpoint on current and approaching musical trends.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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Veteran Mixing Engineer demo's line of PMC products, which includes first-look at the newly released twotwo sub2
News: Veteran Mixing Engineer demo's line of PMC products, which includes first-look at the newly released twotwo sub2Veteran Mixing Engineer demo's line of PMC products, which includes first-look at the newly released twotwo sub2
Tommy Vicari, leading mixing engineer and long-time user of PMC, will be on hand at the company's NAMM booth (Hall A, Booth 6598) to demonstrate the newly launched twotwo sub2 active subwoofer, the latest addition to the twotwo range of active nearfield monitors. Throughout the show attendees will have the opportunity to step inside a custom sound cabin to hear mixes by Vicari on the premium line, which also includes the twotwo.5, twotwo.6 and twotwo.8.
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News: DPA Microphones Rings in the New Year at the Rainbow Room
PBS' national New Year's Eve festivities used a range of the company's mics
DPA Microphones returned to The Rainbow Room for an exquisite and elite New Year's celebration for PBS' second national, primetime celebration from the recently re-opened iconic Manhattan venue, New Year's Eve at The Rainbow Room with Michael Feinstein. After the success of the Fall Arts Festival program, DPA's d:facto™ Vocal, d:vote™ 4099 Instrument, d:dicate™ 4011 Cardioid and d:screet™ Miniature mics once again found their way onto the guest list for the esteemed event.
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Brewster Parsons Takes On "Brave Frontier" For Gumi & Ignited
News: Brewster Parsons Takes On "Brave Frontier" For Gumi & IgnitedBrewster Parsons, the award-winning visual effects, CG & design studio, launched a new 30-second commercial for gumi Inc.’s hit mobile role-playing game (RPG) “Brave Frontier.” Collaborating closely with both ad agency Ignited in Los Angeles and client gumi Inc. in Tokyo, Japan, the team at Brewster Parsons stretched creatively to design a unique “Western Anime” look for the new project.
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Peter Pan Live! Soars with DPA Microphones
News: Peter Pan Live! Soars with DPA MicrophonesCompany outfits entire cast of the NBC production with d:screet™ 4061 Miniature Mics
Peter Pan Live!, NBC’s live primetime television production of the classic Broadway musical, aired last week with audio support from Firehouse Productions and DPA Microphones. The live TV ‘film,’ which followed the success of the network’s 2013 depiction of the Sound of Music, raked in over nine million viewers. With a live show of this magnitude, Firehouse needed an audio solution that would provide pristine audio quality expected with HD television while still giving audiences the feel of a grand theater production. To accomplish this, the sound reinforcement company called on 48d:screet™ 4061 Miniature Microphones to support the entire cast, which included Christopher Walken as Captain Hook and Allison Williams as Peter Pan.
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WorldStage to Produce Live Events with FOR-A Portable Video Switcher
News: WorldStage to Produce Live Events with FOR-A Portable Video SwitcherNew York City-based company WorldStage, a leading technical staging provider in the live event and entertainment technology field, recently selected a FOR-A HVS-100 portable video switcher for live video production of events ranging from corporate meetings to fashion show productions. WorldStage serves clients in the broadcast, arts, theater, non-profit, technology and corporate industries.
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OneRepublic FOH Engineer Solves Live Recording Challenge With Sonnet Fusion F3 RAID Storage System
System's High Capacity and Its Rugged and Vibration-Proof Design Enable Recording of 112 Tracks at 96kHz for Future Re-use and Virtual Sound Checks
Sonnet Technologies today announced that its rugged and portable Fusion™ F3 two-drive RAID storage system is enabling a live recording workflow for OneRepublic's current "Native" tour. With the ability to store up to 6TB of content on dual shock-isolated hard drives, the Fusion F3 reliably captures more than 100 tracks of audio from the band's nightly performances, recorded at 96kHz resolution.
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Production Audio (with Kevin Parker)
News: Production Audio (with Kevin Parker)Today we speak with Kevin Parker, production sound mixer for feature films, television, documentaries and more. Kevin and I discuss his techniques for capturing sound on set and in the field, proper mic placement, how to hide the lav, and some tips that will help you capture better sound. Plus Dan Chung from NewsShooter.com joins us to discuss the latest industry news.
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Large Hadron Collider On Collision Course With AlphaDogs
News: Large Hadron Collider On Collision Course With AlphaDogsFirst time director-producer Leland Montgomery had been stuck in an endless cycle of shooting and re-shooting his first web series for over nine months and was on the verge of giving up because the storyline wasn’t working. Just when he was about to throw in the towel, fellow collaborator on the series, Zoe Chao suggested they abandon all they had done, refocus the series and make little vignettes for each of the characters instead. Thus was born the new dramatic web series, God Particles. The story follows a damaged group of L.A. millennials suddenly facing what may be the end of the world in a disaster caused by the Large Hadron Collider. Forced to examine who they really are and the choices they’ve made, they find themselves lost and adrift in the face of the apocalypse.
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Production Audio with Kevin Parker
News: Production Audio with Kevin ParkerToday we speak with Kevin Parker, production sound mixer for feature films, television, documentaries and more. Kevin and Ben Consoli of the Go Creative Show discuss Kevin's techniques for capturing sound on set and in the field, proper mic placement, how to hide the lav, and some tips that will help you capture better sound. Plus Dan Chung from NewsShooter.com joins in to discuss the latest industry news.
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Powered by Avid Everywhere, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Score Their First Number One Album
Avid Artist Suite Audio and Live Sound Solutions Deliver Faster, Collaborative Workflows for the Inspiring New Album, Hypnotic Eye
Avid® (OTC:AVID) today announced that rock 'n' roll legends Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers embraced Avid Everywhere™ to bring to life their new album, Hypnotic Eye - their first ever number one album on the Billboard 200. The band used industry-standard audio and live sound solutions from the Avid Artist Suite, powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform to record and mix the entire album digitally, giving them a faster, more efficient and collaborative workflow, and greater creative freedom to produce high-quality content.
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SMPTE® Elects Officers and Governors for 2015 and 2016; Robert Seidel of CBS to Serve as Society's New President
Industry Leaders Elected to Key SMPTE Leadership Posts Reflect Growth of Global Society
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the organization has elected new officers and governors for 2015-16. Robert Seidel, vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, will take office as the Society's new president on Jan. 1, 2015.
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Audio Master Class With Matt Russell
News: Audio Master Class With Matt RussellToday, on Ben Consoli's Go Creative Show, we dive deep into mixing audio for post production with our special guest Matt Russell. This episode is really a Master Class with one of New England's most accomplished and successful audio engineers. We answer listener questions and discuss EQ techniques, ducking, how to balance voice and music together, fixing common audio problems, and more.
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AJA Io 4K Supports 4K Playback for "Gone Girl" VFX Review
News: AJA Io 4K Supports 4K Playback for "Gone Girl" VFX ReviewAJA Video Systems' Io 4K device for professional video and audio I/O was used to facilitate 4K playback for VFX review on director David Fincher’s “Gone Girl, from 20th Century Fox and New Regency. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl” stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry and was released by 20th Century Fox on October 3rd.
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HPA Announces Power-Packed Line Up for SMPTE 2014 Symposium, “Making Do With More”
News: HPA Announces Power-Packed Line Up for SMPTE 2014 Symposium, “Making Do With More” SMPTE 2014 Pre-Conference Event Explores the Impact of Image and Sound Advancements for Content Creators
The Hollywood Post Alliance® will for the first time, host the SMPTE® Symposium, “Making Do With More,” in advance of the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. The day-long event is set for Monday, October 20, 2014, at Hollywood’s historic El Capitan Theatre. The event brings together top technology experts and leading filmmakers to explore the impact of enriched image and sound technologies for today’s content creators.
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Eyeheight to Demonstrate Its Modular Broadcast Master Control System at Broadcast India
News: Eyeheight to Demonstrate Its Modular Broadcast Master Control System at Broadcast IndiaEyeheight will demonstrate its modular range of broadcast master control equipment at Broadcast India in Mumbai, October 15-17. The company will be represented at the show by its reseller for the Indian subcontinent, Cinecita.
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Chinese Rocker Wang Feng’s Concert at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Produced Using Blackmagic Design
News: Chinese Rocker Wang Feng’s Concert at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Produced Using Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that China’s online video service provider, LeTV, live streamed Chinese rock star Wang Feng’s concert at Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, using a large number of Blackmagic Design products.
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Grass Valley Discusses Next-Generation Broadcast Formats and Emerging Infrastructure at Upcoming Conferences
Grass Valley to present at SMPTE 2014 and the 2014 IEEE Broadcast Symposium
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be attending the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and the 2014 IEEE Broadcast Symposium to discuss the new technology challenges broadcasters face today. Topics Grass Valley will cover include solutions related to next-generation broadcast formats and emerging infrastructure, including IP in live broadcast, OTT, 4K, 8K, and beyond HD.
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Antelope Audio Introduces Satori — a Next Gen Monitoring Controller Combining True Analog Monitoring and Summing Capabilities
News: Antelope Audio Introduces Satori — a Next Gen Monitoring Controller Combining True Analog Monitoring and Summing CapabilitiesBuilding on its unrivaled pedigree of high-end mastering solutions like Eclipse 384, leading professional audio gear manufacturer Antelope Audio [AES booth 1019] introduces a true analog monitoring and summing system. Satori, a Japanese Buddhist term referring to enlightenment, is designed to deliver an 'epiphany' experience to the sound engineer. Antelope's renowned relay-controlled stepped attenuator, the extremely versatile connectivity options and great selection of stereo effects such as mid-side monitoring, place the Satori among the most advanced monitoring controllers in the world, equally suited to both commercial and project studios.
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The Editors' Lounge Returns With A Bountiful Season Of TIme Saving Features From Avid, EditShare, & AlterMedia
News: The Editors' Lounge Returns With A Bountiful Season Of TIme Saving Features From Avid, EditShare, & AlterMediaThe Editors’ Lounge returned from summer hiatus on September 26th to an audience of eager post-production professionals ready to learn about all the latest updates and new tools from Avid, EditShare and AlterMedia’s Studio Suite. The evening kicked off with dinner, networking and classroom style seminars being taught throughout the evening. Two lucky raffle winners walked away with a copy of Media Composer 8 licenses courtesy of Avid and a Lightworks 12 Outright license courtesy of EditShare.
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Nice Shoes and BBDO Craft a Natural Look for CVS Rebrand
News: Nice Shoes and BBDO Craft a Natural Look for CVS RebrandBBDO put together an all-star team to produce “We Wish” and “Deep Breath,” the broadcast spots that launched the rebrand of CVS Caremark as CVS Health. Led by BBDO producer Regina lannuzzi, the team included RSA director Jake Scott, Crew Cuts editors Sherri Margulies and Danielle Sclafani, and Nice Shoes colorist Chris Ryan.
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German Recording Studio and Orchestra Babelsberg Upgrades to DAD AX32 AD/DA Converters
News: German Recording Studio and Orchestra Babelsberg Upgrades to DAD AX32 AD/DA ConvertersDeutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, one of Germany's leading symphony orchestras, together with its Scoring Stage studio, has invested in three DAD AX32 ultra-high-quality digital audio converters, including DAD's microphone preamplifiers option, as part of a major technical upgrade to the technical facilities at its headquarters in the German film centre at Babelsberg near Berlin.
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Studio Technologies Model 215 Dante™-Enabled Announcer’s Consoles Translate the Next Generation of Gamers with Microsoft Production Studios
News: Studio Technologies Model 215 Dante™-Enabled Announcer’s Consoles Translate the Next Generation of Gamers with Microsoft Production StudiosXbox LIVE™ Multi-Lingual Interpreters Rely on Six Model 215 Units for GamesCom 2014
Microsoft Production Studios recently installed six Studio Technologies Model 215 Dante™-Enabled Announcer’s Consoles in its state-of-the-art production facility to handle multi-lingual translations for a program produced in conjunction with Xbox LIVE, Microsoft’s online gaming and media delivery service. The American English Xbox LIVE production streamed audio and video content during the recent 2014 GamesCom convention in Germany, the world’s second largest video game trade fair, attracting over 340,000 visitors, 6,000 journalists and 635 exhibitors from 88 countries.
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SMPTE® to Join AES in Presenting Two Sessions at AES137
Sessions Apply Recent Research and Industry Expertise in Examining the Impact of Evolving Technology on Audio for Cinema and Broadcast
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it will participate in the 137th International Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES137) Oct. 9-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Together, experts from SMPTE and AES will present two sessions dedicated to audio in broadcast and cinema.
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Decimator Design launches MD-HX Cross Converter and DMON-6S Multi-Viewer at IBC 2014
News: Decimator Design launches MD-HX Cross Converter and DMON-6S Multi-Viewer at IBC 2014See the new MD-HX and DMON-6S on the Decimator stand 7.B40 at IBC 2014, exhibition 12-16th September, RAI, Amsterdam
Decimator Design is launching two new products at IBC 2014 exhibition in Amsterdam. Mike Wattley, Sales Manager at Symbiosis, Master Distributor for EMEA + the Americas says “The new DMON-6S and MD-HX add even greater versatility to the Decimator Design Product range. The DMON-6S allows the customer to view up to 6 video streams on one screen on both pre-set and customisable layouts whilst the MD-HX allows you to up, down and cross convert SDI and HDMI signals, giving the user excellent quality for a low cost.”
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AlphaDogs & Flickbag Inc. Celebrate Last Supper Winning Five Top Awards at San Francisco Global Movie Fest
News: AlphaDogs & Flickbag Inc. Celebrate Last Supper Winning Five Top Awards at San Francisco Global Movie FestAlphaDogs and Flickbag Inc. is pleased to announce Director Param Gill’s independent dramedy feature film "Last Supper" won five top awards at the 22nd San Francisco Global Movie Fest in San Jose, Calif. last month. With a sold out theater screening audience of 1,000 viewers, "Last Supper" was named Best of Fest while Gill ("Rockin’ Meera") was named Best Director and presented with $100,000, which has never been awarded until this year. Legendary comedian Eddie Griffin ("Malcom & Eddie", "Undercover Brother") took home the Best Actor award, Najarra Townsend ("Contracted") won Best Actress, and Ludmil Kazakov, Best Editor.
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SSL C10 HD Lays The Foreign Language "SmackDown" for WWE
News: SSL C10 HD Lays The Foreign Language "SmackDown" for WWE“Ease-of-Use for the Operator and Reliability for Engineering Were Two Strong Reasons to Choose the SSL C10”
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) has upgraded its post production facilities with a Solid State Logic C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console in Audio 5 studio to support foreign language broadcasts. WWE programs, including "Monday Night RAW," "SmackDown" and "WWE Total Divas" are delivered to 650 million homes in over 150 countries and translated into 30 languages. WWE live and televised entertainment encompasses terrestrial, cable and satellite broadcast and Pay-Per-View, along with the recently-launched over-the-top (OTT) WWE Network. The C10 HD is used to simulcast "RAW" in Spanish live in the U.S. and to Spanish-speaking countries like Puerto Rico and Mexico. It is also used for multilingual voice to picture (ADR) post-production of all WWE shows for localized programming in Brazil, China (in Mandarin), Japan and Russia.
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Hal Leonard Announces "The Pensado Papers"
The Behind the Scenes Story of Dave Pensado's and Herb Trawick's Incredible and Inspirational Journey
Hal Leonard Books, the musician's best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, announces the release of "The Pensado Papers," written by Dave Pensado, first-call mixing engineer (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson, and more!) and his manager Herb Trawick.
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LYNX Technik Launches Testor™ |lite 3G, Hand-Held Test Signal Generator
News: LYNX Technik Launches Testor™ |lite 3G, Hand-Held Test Signal GeneratorIBC 2014 - 8.C70, LYNX Technik AG, provider of modular interfaces and signal processing solutions will launch its new Testor™ | lite 3G, a cost-effective, compact, hand held touch-screen multi-format test signal generator to the European market at IBC 2014, stand 8.C70.
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DPA Microphones Expands Sales Force
News: DPA Microphones Expands Sales ForceU.S. Office Welcomes Three New Area Sales Managers; 
Promotes New General Manager
DPA Inc., the U.S. branch of DPA Microphones, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Spahr, Pedro Rocha and Leonardo Romero as Area Sales Managers for the Eastern U.S., Western U.S. and Southern U.S./Latin America, respectively. The company has also promoted Shan Siebert to General Manager of the Longmont, Colorado-based office. After a year of unprecedented growth for the U.S. operations, these latest assignments signify the company’s continued commitment to its customers in the region.
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Custom Consoles Module-R, EditOne and Media Wall Furniture Chosen for Large Malaysian Television and Film Production Facility
News: Custom Consoles Module-R, EditOne and Media Wall Furniture Chosen for Large Malaysian Television and Film Production FacilityMalaysia-based broadcast systems integrator Digistar has chosen Custom Consoles furniture at the core of a new construction project for a large television and film production facility in Iskandar, Malaysia.
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Nutmeg Post Adds Sound Designer/Engineer Brian Beatrice
News: Nutmeg Post Adds Sound Designer/Engineer Brian BeatriceEmmy Award Winner Joins Full Service Creative Post House
Nutmeg Post welcomes Emmy Award-winning Sound Designer and Engineer Brian Beatrice to its creative team. One of New York’s most respected and sought-after mixers, Beatrice is known for his short-form work for Nickelodeon, Food Network, USA Network, Syfy Channel and truTV, as well as commercials for Baron and Baron, Publicis, Anomaly and Consulate.
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SMPTE® Confers 'Fellow' Status on Eight Members of Motion-Imaging Technology Industry
Industry Leaders Honored by SMPTE Continue to Make Global Impact on the Production, Delivery, and Display of Content
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has granted SMPTE Fellow membership status to eight industry leaders. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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DPA Microphones was the Impresario of Aspen Opera Theater Center
News: DPA Microphones was the Impresario of Aspen Opera Theater CenterCollection of Company’s Mics Were on Hand for Recording at 
Wheeler Opera House during the Aspen Music Festival and School
Every year, professional and aspiring classical musicians and technical personnel from around the world head to the mountains of Colorado for an eight-week summer intensive retreat at the Aspen Music Festival and School. As the country’s premier classical music program, the festival presents more than 300 performances and music education events, including the Aspen Opera Theater Center (AOTC) program at the historic Wheeler Opera House, where DPA Microphones had its chance to shine.
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Bridge Technologies VB288 Now Integrates OTT Into Sophisticated Virtual Video-Wall Monitoring
Bridge Technologies will unveil a new version of its VB288 Objective QoE Content Extractor at IBC 2014, with integrated OTT capability that allows operators to view and monitor OTT services and real-time streams side-by-side in the same advanced graphical display environment.
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ATG Danmon Completes Major Systems Upgrades for Ericsson
News: ATG Danmon Completes Major Systems Upgrades for EricssonATG Danmon has completed a series of system expansion projects at the Stockholm headquarters of Ericsson Broadcast Services.
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RSG Releases A Behind the Scenes Video from “Gino Vannelli Live in LA” DVD
News: RSG Releases A Behind the Scenes Video from “Gino Vannelli Live in LA” DVDProviding a closer look at the production of the Gino Vannelli Live from LA DVD released on May 7, 2014, Roland Systems Group is pleased to announce the release of the “behind the scenes” video and write up of this project on their website V-MixingSystem.com
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Another Country's Drew Weir Mixes Steve James' "Life Itself" Documentary on Roger Ebert for Kartemquin Films and Magnolia Pictures
News: Another Country's Drew Weir Mixes Steve James' "Life Itself" Documentary on Roger Ebert for Kartemquin Films and Magnolia PicturesThe acclaimed documentary film from Kartemquin Films and filmmaker Steve James "Life Itself" is continuing to earn rave reviews this summer as distributor Magnolia Pictures rolls it out in theaters, following its on-demand and iTunes release on July 4. Today, Drew Weir and his colleagues at the award-winning sound design studio Another Country are proud to reveal their contributions to the film's highly polished original audio soundtrack.
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AX32 Converters Capture José van Dam & YOU Concert
News: AX32 Converters Capture José van Dam & YOU ConcertAX32 converters captured the detailed audio nuances during a large-scale recording of a recent concert with José van Dam & YOU in Brussels. The recording was made at the city's largest cultural venue, the Palais des Beaux-Arts, for the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. Other performers included the National Orchestra of Belgium and soloists. The concert was streamed directly over the web using low-latency uncompressed audio-over-Ethernet networking.
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The Lena Live Radio Hour is On-Air with DPA Microphones
News: The Lena Live Radio Hour is On-Air with DPA MicrophonesSyndicated web-based radio show simplifies studio setup with company’s d:dicate™ Recording Microphone range
Listeners the world-over tune in to BBS Internet Radio every Thursday to hear The Lena Live Radio Hour, hosted by Professor Lena Miremonde. The multi-faceted program covers topics from physics and politics, to music and art. In order to ensure the audio is perfectly clear over the airwaves, the station relies on DPA Microphones’ d:dicate™ Recording Microphones with MMP-A preamp. With the capability to switch between the d:dicate 2011 Cardioid and 2006 Omnidirectional capsules, the program’s producer, Julian Lampert, is afforded a modular functionality that can cover a large variety of audio needs while offering the benefits of fantastic sound quality and a drastically simple setup.
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AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last Supper
News: AlphaDogs Dishes Up Final Audio For Last SupperWith all the attention focused on a film’s visuals, its audio sometimes receives insufficient attention. The best cinematography and visual finish can be ruined by inadequate audio post-production, an outcome that separates the amateur from the professional filmmaker.
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Brickyard VFX Helps Anthony Davis and Boost Mobile Move to the Head of the Class
Boutique visual effects, animation and digital production studio Brickyard VFX was recently tapped by 180LA for a new two-spot campaign featuring NBA star Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans for Boost Mobile, a leading no-contract cellphone service provider.
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Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video Boards
News: Jaguars to Unveil World’s Largest Video BoardsJaguars and Troika Partner to Re-Imagine the In-Stadium Experience
EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, will unveil approximately $63 million in enhancements to the public this Saturday evening with an event that promises to offer be one of the more memorable moments in the history of the city and stadium.
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Fairlight Introduces EVO.Live to European Broadcasters At IBC 2014
News: Fairlight Introduces EVO.Live to European Broadcasters At IBC 2014Hailed as a new paradigm in audio live production, this ground-breaking console can switch between live and post production modes at the touch of a button.
EVO.Live, Fairlight's new generation digital audio mixing system, will make its European debut at IBC 2014 on Booth 7.H17.
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FOR-A Switcher Meets Growing Technical Demands For First Baptist Church Oviedo
News: FOR-A Switcher Meets Growing Technical Demands For First Baptist Church OviedoEstablished in the 1800s, First Baptist Oviedo is a longstanding Florida-based house of worship that has drastically altered its use of technology in recent years. In 2009, First Baptist Oviedo built a 2,700-seat worship center. Since that time, the church has delivered its message to a wider audience through live streaming, sermon archiving, and the production of podcasts on its website, as well as through its weekly shows on local television.
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DPA Microphones Gets Up Close and Personal with Scarlett Johansson for "Lucy"
News: DPA Microphones Gets Up Close and Personal with Scarlett Johansson for "Lucy"Company's d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones delivered perfect audio even when hidden inside the actress’ t-shirt on set
DPA Microphones has turned up in some unusual places, but inside Scarlett Johansson’s t-shirt has to be one of the brand’s more exotic locations. Three of the company’s d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones were used to capture Johansson’s performance during the making of Lucy, a new film directed by Luc Besson that is due for theatrical release this Friday, July 25. According to French sound engineer Stéphane Bucher, the d:screet 4060s were absolutely perfect for this role because they offered exceptional audio quality.
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Butter Music And Sound Signs Composer Mike MacAllister
News: Butter Music And Sound Signs Composer Mike MacAllisterBicoastal music shop Butter Music and Sound has signed Senior Composer/Creative Director Mike MacAllister. Coming to Butter from Human Music & Sound, MacAllister has composed commercials for numerous brands including Xbox, McDonalds, Apple, Google, and the NFL. Career highlights include scribing the “Touch and Feel of Cotton” song, recently performed by Camila Belle, creating the score to the 3D light show during Nike’s kickoff party for Carmelo Anthony’s M8 Sneakers on Pier 54 and the composing the theme for Encore Channel.
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World Cup "Concert in Rio" Scores Big with DPA Microphones
News: World Cup "Concert in Rio" Scores Big with DPA MicrophonesRenowned Classical Musicians Helped Close FIFA Games During Finale Performance with Assistance from d:dicate™ Recording Mics
When Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo took to the stage for the "Concert in Rio," honoring the close of the 2014FIFA World Cup, television audiences received a crystal clear sound thanks to DPA Microphones’ d:dicate™ Recording Microphones. Performing at the HSBC Arena Stage in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, July 11, Domingo was accompanied by Puerto Rican soprano Ana María Martínez, Chinese pianist Lang Lang and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra.
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Cobham’s Wireless Transmission System Proves Its Live Production Seaworthiness
News: Cobham’s Wireless Transmission System Proves Its Live Production SeaworthinessCobham, the RF transmission specialist company, has announced the successful deployment of its SOLO 4 Wireless Transmitter and PRORXB receive system for live television coverage of the Abu Dhabi Yacht Club’s Ghanada Dhow Sailing Championship on 7 June.
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DPA Microphones Shows its New d:screet™ Necklace Mics at IBC 2014
News: DPA Microphones Shows its New d:screet™ Necklace Mics at IBC 2014Company will also host raffle while the latest d:fine™ Headsets and additional updates for the d:screet family will be on display
DPA Microphones is renowned for its ability to deliver superb audio, even in the most challenging conditions. Now, thanks to a new range of body worn microphones, the company has overcome the biggest challenge of all – how to give control of mic placement to non-technical actors or reality show contestants without compromising sound quality. This solution, which will be on display at IBC 2014 (Amptec Stand – Hall 8, Stand D70), is the d:screet™ Omnidirectional Miniature Necklace Microphone, a cleverly designed mic that houses the legendary d:screet 4061 capsule in a soft rubber necklace. The company is also presenting additional updates to its d:screet Miniature Mic line as well as the latest offerings for its d:fine™ Headset Mic series.
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Emotion Systems to Demo File-Based Workflows at IBC 2014
September 12-16, Stand 6.C28c Emotion Systems, specialists in signal processing solutions for file-based workflows, will be at IBC 2014 showing advances in their file-based workflows and how they improve efficiency whilst simultaneously cutting down costs. Emotion Systems will be showing the latest versions of eFF and Engine.
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DK-Technologies Steps Up The DK T7 Game At IBC 2014
News: DK-Technologies Steps Up The DK T7 Game At IBC 2014By Adding Loudness Automation to its DK T7 Audio Meter, DK-Technologies has Removed One of the Most Time Consuming Obstacles in Loudness Audio Workflow.
DK-Technologies has once again upped the functionality of its competitively priced DK T7 audio, loudness and logging meter by adding Loudness Automation, a software update that is free of charge to existing and future DK T7 users.
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AlphaDogs "Movie Night" Interrupted By Mysterious Stranger
News: AlphaDogs "Movie Night" Interrupted By Mysterious StrangerWe’ve all heard the cliché “fix it in post” while working on a project, but what often is not given enough thought is who will fix it in post? Choosing the right post-production facility to finish your project is something every independent filmmaker should take into careful consideration before production even begins. Finding a trusted partner who can work with you from concept to finish and has a genuine interest in making sure your project looks and sounds its absolute best is key to getting your work noticed. Post is no longer “just post” and in today’s world not all post-production facilities are the same when it comes to the level of service offered to indie filmmakers.
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White Mark Designs A New Foley Studio At Moscow's CineLab
News: White Mark Designs A New Foley Studio At Moscow's CineLabThis Unique Facility has Been Specifically Designed to Cater for Two Very Different Types of Workflow.
Studio design consultancy White Mark Ltd played an important role in creating a new Foley studio for Russia's state of the art film sound facility CineLab Ltd. Unashamedly designed to be the best in the world, CineLab's Foley studio is already attracting projects from both local and international clients.
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HD Upgrades for Melrose Community Access Include Broadcast Pix Granite 5000 System
News: HD Upgrades for Melrose Community Access Include Broadcast Pix Granite 5000 SystemOver the past decade, Melrose Massachusetts Television, Inc. (MMTV), the community access station for the City of Melrose, Mass., has been aggressively upgrading its production equipment. In January, the station made the move to a native HD production workflow with new cameras and an upgraded control room built around a Broadcast Pix™ Granite™ 5000 integrated production switcher.
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Mastering Engineer Eric Boulanger Extolls the Benefits of SADiE's New Mastering Toolkit
News: Mastering Engineer Eric Boulanger Extolls the Benefits of SADiE's New Mastering ToolkitBoulanger Says He is Amazed by The Time Savings He has Achieve Using this New Version of SADiE's Popular SADiE 6 Software.
The new mastering features that SADiE has incorporated into its popular SADiE 6 editing and production software have been hailed as a major improvement by internationally acclaimed mastering engineer Eric Boulanger – not least because they are saving him an enormous amount of time.
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TSL Products’ Soundfield Microphones Deliver the Excitement of Basketball and Pro Football Games to the Viewing Audience
News: TSL Products’ Soundfield Microphones Deliver the Excitement of Basketball and Pro Football Games to the Viewing AudienceTop audio engineer Jonathan Freed, a freelance network mixer, is relying on the SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast Systemfrom TSL Products, the manufacturer of audio monitoring, surround sound microphones and processing, tally/studio-control systems and power management solutions, to capture the action and atmosphere of this year’s pro football and basketball games across the U.S. Freed frequently employs the SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast System to capture surround sound in both expansive, outdoor stadiums filled with 60,000 to 80,000 sports fans and enclosed arenas featuring 20,000 enthusiasts. The SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast System offers Freed easy setup, flexible operation, reliable performance and excellent sound quality.
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DPA Microphones Goes on a Musical Journey With "The Walk to Fisterra"
News: DPA Microphones Goes on a Musical Journey With "The Walk to Fisterra"Company Supplies Array of Microphones for a Unique Recording and Musical Documentary about a U.S. cellist’s 600-Mile Trek through France and Spain
New York-based Cellist Dane Johansen is embarking on" The Walk to Fisterra," a 600-mile musical/walking journey along the Camino de Santiago, a popular pilgrimage route through France and Spain. Over the course of his six-week journey, which began May 14, Johansen will stop at several of the 36 historic churches along the Ancient Roman footpath, where he will perform Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, while a team of filmmakers and music producers capture content for a stunning documentary about the pilgrimage. To ensure the highest quality audio, sound engineer, Kyle Pyke, and Grammy® Award-winner, Jesse Lewis, who is the music producer and co-sound engineer on the project, are using several pieces from DPA Microphones’ product line.
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Guangdong TV Centre Scores During FIFA World Cup Productions With TSL Products
News: Guangdong TV Centre Scores During FIFA World Cup Productions With TSL ProductsGuangdong TV Centre’s new purpose-built HD production suite will deliver Brazil’s FIFA World Cup coverage to more than 117 million viewers using TSL Products’ audio monitoring range for loudness and quality. The manufacturer of audio monitoring, surround sound microphones and processing, tally/studio-control systems and power management solutions for the broadcast industry, has supplied SAM1-3GM studio audio monitoring units, the PAM PiCo Master 5.1 Surround/Loudness Compliance Meter and an entry-level MPA1-3G audio monitoring unit to ensure its compliance with regional and national standards.
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Sandblast Productions Opens Sound Studios At 1650 Broadway
Sandblast Blends Art and Technology to Define Sound
Sandblast Productions has opened a new facility at historic 1650 Broadway where its team of musicians and audio engineers will blend art and technology to help clients tell stories with compelling music, distinctive sound design, state-of- the-art mixing and Grammy Award-winning audio restoration.
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Riptide Music Group Names Adam Wolf Vice President of Synchronization
News: Riptide Music Group Names Adam Wolf Vice President of SynchronizationNewly formed Riptide Music Group has named Adam Wolf as its VP of Synchronization. A “sync-flavored” global publishing administration company, Riptide’s services include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and videogames. The company also provides services for the international collection of publishing royalties.
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Apple Announces OS X Yosemite
News: Apple Announces OS X YosemiteIntroduces Refined New Design, Powerful Apps & Amazing New Continuity Features
Apple® today announced OS X® Yosemite, a powerful new version of OS X redesigned and refined with a fresh, modern look, powerful new apps and amazing new continuity features that make working across your Mac® and iOS devices more fluid than ever. The new Today view in Notification Center gives you a quick look at everything you need to know, all in one place; iCloud Drive™ is located within the Finder and can store files of any type; and Safari® has a new streamlined design that puts the most important controls at your fingertips. Mail makes editing and sending attachments easier than ever; Handoff lets you start an activity on one device and pass it to the other; and Instant Hotspot makes using your iPhone’s hotspot as easy as connecting to a Wi-Fi network. Yosemite even gives you the ability to make iPhone® calls on your Mac.
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Advanced Systems Group Welcomes New Additions To Engineering Team
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading data, video, audio and film integration firm, today announced the addition of Gary Schneider, Keith Pintner and Chris Sullivan to its engineering team, effective April 1. All three are veterans of Media Vision Integration (MVI), a California-based professional AV systems integrator, with extensive experience in designing and building broadcast, film, and post-production facilities, high-end boardrooms and briefing centers, and other specialized AV systems.
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Located on the lot at Hollywood Center Studios, Lurssen Mastering has provided mastering services for scores of hit records and movie soundtracks
News: Located on the lot at Hollywood Center Studios, Lurssen Mastering has provided mastering services for scores of hit records and movie soundtracksIt’s well known that Hollywood Center Studios has played host to innumerable film and television productions over the course of its long history. Few people, however, are aware that some of the most popular musical recordings of recent years—including work by such artists as Eric Clapton, T. Bone Burnett, Ben Harper, Bruno Mars, Diana Krall and Robert Plant—have also come to fruition on the lot.
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7thSense Design Announces New Director Promotions and Initiation of Expansion Strategy
News: 7thSense Design Announces New Director Promotions and Initiation of Expansion Strategy7thSense Design Ltd, leading manufacturers of uncompressed media serving and display technologies for the Theme Park, Visitor Attraction, Live Events and Museum markets has announced two major senior management promotions. With an increased focus on international service delivery and product development, Matt Barton and Richard Brown have been appointed as company directors with expansion of UK, Asia-Pacific and North America operations also now underway.
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Sound Comes to Hollywood
News: Sound Comes to HollywoodSome of the First Talkies Were Produced at Hollywood Center Studios in the 1920s.
The 1927 Warner Bros. film "The Jazz Singer" is widely credited with ushering in the era of movie sound. Although not the first Hollywood picture to feature sound—that honor goes to "Don Juan," released a year earlier—it was the first to include synchronized dialogue and its enormous success touched off a mad dash among movie studios and production companies to jump on the talkie bandwagon.
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Sound Devices Announces Three Key Appointments
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Isaacs to VP of Marketing and Product Design, Dan Desjardins to Manager of Software Development and Quality Assurance and Gabriel Benitez to Sales Manager.
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DPA Creates Behind-the-Scenes Audio Magic at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge
News: DPA Creates Behind-the-Scenes Audio Magic at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop ChallengeSound Supervisor for the reality competition relies on company’s d:screet™ 4063 Miniature and variety of Shotgun Microphones for hosts, mentors and cast.
The Jim Henson Creature Shop™, founded by leading puppeteer Jim Henson and British illustrator Brian Froud, has been a successful leader in special/visual effects for more than 30 years. Now, the company's famed effects designers are entering a new venture by bringing us Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, an eight-week reality competition on the SyFy network. The series focuses on 10 creature designers from across the country, who compete in weekly challenges and screen tests with hopes of winning the grand prize, a job at The Jim Henson Creature Shop. To handle the ever-changing filming needs of the show, the sound crew selected a combination of DPA Microphones' d:screet™ 4063 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones for ENG, as well as the d:dicate™4017 and 4018 Microphones for booming, to provide dynamic audio and a low profile.
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KBV Records Energizes the Outshine® Brand’s “A Million Ways to Outshine” Campaign
News: KBV Records Energizes the Outshine® Brand’s  “A Million Ways to Outshine” CampaignExplosive Rock Track from KBV Artist Romans Are Alive Introduces New Campaign With Expansive Band Partnership That Engages Viewers And Fans
The Outshine snacks brand is launching a new campaign called “A Million Ways to Outshine,” with a high-energy track from KBV Records’ artist Romans Are Alive. The band’s song “Green Light Burn Bright” was licensed via KBV for the campaign, which broke May 1, created by agency J. Walter Thompson, New York.
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Hummingbird Productions Shines with Dramatic Orchestral Productions Featured in Special Project for the County of Uganda, And New Campaigns for Saint Thomas Health and Alabama Power
News: Hummingbird Productions Shines with Dramatic Orchestral Productions Featured in Special Project for the County of Uganda,
 And New Campaigns for Saint Thomas Health and Alabama PowerHummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the advertising, entertainment, and multi-media industries, has written and produced dramatic and compelling orchestral productions for three special new projects. The announcement was made today by Bob Farnsworth, CEO/Founder/Creative Director, Hummingbird Productions.
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Vitamin Creates an Ice Kingdom for Coors Light
News: Vitamin Creates an Ice Kingdom for Coors LightHybrid Production Studio Travels Inside the Design of New “Special Edition” Cans in New Campaign from CommonGround.
Vitamin Pictures transports viewers into worlds populated by tumbling glaciers and freezing liquid in two new, fully-animated spots for Coors Light.
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Red TX Boosts Its Team With A Key Promotion
News: Red TX Boosts Its Team With A Key PromotionAward-winning Sound Engineer Ollie Nesham is Now Chief Engineer for The Company, Which Specialises in Recording Live Music Events for Broadcast.
With booking already filling its diary for summer 2014, broadcast audio specialist Red TX has strengthened its team by promoting Ollie Nesham to the position of Chief Engineer.
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Denon Professional's DN-700R Selected by KCHO-FM
Northstate Public Radio Turns to SD/USB Audio Recorder to Provide Networked Recording, Archiving, and Playback Capabilities
Denon Professional, a leading provider of media management and distribution systems for professional applications, today announced that the company's DN-700R network SD/USB audio recorder has been selected to support Northern California's Northstate Public Radio station, KCHO-FM. Using simple networking and recording capabilities, the station is easily able to archive on-air material, organize playlists across its network, and play back audio files from any of the station's studios.
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Sennheiser Mentorship Program Catapults Former Audio Student Zachary Templin into the Big Time With HBO Pay-Per-View
News: Sennheiser Mentorship Program Catapults Former Audio Student Zachary Templin into the Big Time With HBO Pay-Per-ViewTemplin Serves as A2 in HBO Pay-Per-View's First Boxing Event Outside the U.S.
Dr. Fritz Sennheiser, the founder of audio specialist Sennheiser [NAB booth C3217] would often say, "Luck is chance plus preparation." Since 2009, the company's Student Mentorship Program has been providing audio students real-world preparation to become audio professionals in the sports broadcasting industry, working in collaboration with top broadcast networks such as HBO and Fox Sports.
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Colorfront Debuts New Color Engine At NAB 2014
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, managed color pipeline, which enables creative on-set look creation and ensures the vital color integrity of digital materials from camera-to-post. Colorfront Engine incorporates major color science breakthroughs, and makes its debut at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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Refinement, Redefined: Sennheiser Expands Studio Microphone Range with the MK 8
News: Refinement, Redefined: Sennheiser Expands Studio Microphone Range with the MK 8At NAB Show, the world's largest annual conference and expo for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all platforms, audio specialist Sennheiser [booth C3217] will unveil the MK 8 large-diaphragm, multi-pattern condenser studio microphone.
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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) Names Evan Hall Project Manager
Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, is pleased to announce that Evan Hall has been hired as project manager. Hall will oversee and coordinate frequencies for a variety of PWS events that require the expert frequency coordination and management needed in today’s congested RF landscape. He will be an integral part of the development of future plans focusing on all PWS’ business divisions: Live Events, Broadcast, Music Festivals, Design Services, Product Manufacturing and Business Development.
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AJA Announces Development Partnership with Grass Valley
Grass Valley K2 Summit Adds Virtual 4K Pan and Zoom with AJA Corvid Ultra and TruScale
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced a new development partnership with Grass Valley. As part of the partnership, Grass Valley will integrate AJA Corvid Ultra and TruScale™ scaling hardware into the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System and Summit 3G broadcast replay server to drive real-time pan and zoom from UltraHD/4K to HD.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSAIntroducing the world’s first digital film camera designed to revolutionize on set workflow while featuring a user upgradable sensor and lens mount, large 10 inch fold out monitor and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA, a new high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has multiple accessories built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor and internal dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
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Sound Devices Hosts Lineup of Renowned Industry Professionals at its Booth During NAB 2014
Hear from the Pros as They Discuss Today’s World of Audio and Video Production
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, will host several presentations from leading industry professionals at its booth throughout the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546).
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Grass Valley Introduces GV GUARDIAN Remote Monitoring Software to Predict, Preempt, and Resolve Infrastructure Problems
Provides Early Warnings, Simplified Failure Analysis, Prompt Notifications, and Easy Log Aggregation to it and Engineering Professionals, Lowers Service Costs By Resolving Issues Before They Become Catastrophic, Increases Accuracy and Decreases Human Error Through Task Automation
Today, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduced GV GUARDIAN, its new remote monitoring software application that is designed to minimize downtime and prevent failures across broadcast and media infrastructure operations. GV GUARDIAN proactively alerts engineering and/or IT personnel to problems and potential complications, making resolution fast, accurate, and complete.
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Hummingbird Productions Produces Highly Moving Score Behind "Living Hope"
News: Hummingbird Productions Produces Highly Moving Score Behind "Living Hope"New Independent Documentary Film Profiling People Helping the Poor in South Africa
Hummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the entertainment and advertising industries, has contributed the score behind the just released documentary film “Living Hope.” The new film depicts the stories of three extraordinary individuals who have devoted their lives to serving the poor in South Africa. The announcement was made today by Bob Farnsworth, CEO/Founder/Creative Director, Hummingbird Productions.
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