Tony Awards Telecast Relies on Shure Wireless Mics


Broadcast live on CBS, the 66th Annual Tony Awards broadcast was remarkable for its flawless delivery of live performances, with virtually every stage microphone at New York’s famed Beacon Theatre a Shure wireless microphone. Firehouse Productions of Red Hook, NY, provided the backline equipment and expertise.

“The fact is, there was only one hardwired microphone on stage that night,” confirms Vinny Siniscal of Firehouse, RF coordinator for the event. “Every wireless microphone in the Beacon Theatre that night was a Shure, either Axient™ or UHF-R. When you’re managing upwards of 150 wireless channels in New York City, you need equipment you can rely on. That’s why I recommended that we go with a single manufacturer. We went with Shure because that is my preference in a crowded RF environment like Manhattan. I know that once they are properly set up, the Shure mics are going to be solid, so I can spend the rest of my time dealing with other issues.” Continue reading

NBC Olympics Chooses Avid for Sixth Consecutive Broadcast of Olympic Games


Avid today announced that it will deploy the most comprehensive Avid workflow in the history of NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group to support its coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games taking place in London, England, July 27-August 12, 2012.

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DTS joins forces with Deluxe Digital Distribution to enhance audio experience across digital entertainment marketplace


DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), has announced it has entered into an agreement with Deluxe Digital Distribution (D3), Inc. a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. By integrating DTS premium audio technologies into the Deluxe Digital Media Library, D3 continues to drive high-performance solutions to enhance their expanding catalog of premium titles.  Leveraging their broad reach and industry expertise DTS’ agreement with Deluxe enables major studios and retailers to offer digitally streamed content with unparalleled audio quality.

The Deluxe Media Library is a complete catalog fulfillment solution of premium content, currently with thousands of premium titles, optimized for smartphones, tablets, computers, game consoles, connected Blu-ray players and televisions, along with other consumer electronic devices. The library includes device-optimized transcodes, metadata, trailers, CDN origin storage, CDN delivery to end users, license/server management, and client technology/SDKs to enable permission based access to Deluxe’s library. To date, most digital delivery services have offered basic quality stereo audio tracks for consumers.  Adding 5.1 and 7.1 DTS audio delivers the full home entertainment experience to a wide variety of devices, and provides a differentiated product line for the digital marketplace.

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Audio-Technica Introduces New System 8 Wireless


Audio-Technica Introduces New System 8 Wireless

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology currently celebrating “50 Years of Passionate Listening,” is introducing its new System 8 VHF Wireless Systems. Featuring sleek, stackable, contemporary styling, Audio-Technica’s System 8 Wireless Systems are designed for reliable performance, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality at affordable price points. Available in handheld, headworn, guitar, lavalier and body-pack configurations, these single-channel, fixed-frequency systems are available in three traveling VHF frequencies (169.505, 170.245 and 171.905).

The System 8 units offer reliable performance and durable construction. Features include an advanced dipole antenna system for extended operating range; Power, RF and AF Peak indicators; Volume control, ¼” output jack and user-adjustable squelch; rugged unidirectional dynamic element on handheld microphone/transmitter; variable microphone trim control and multi-color battery/power indicator (with AA operation on transmitters); and professional locking connector on the UniPak® body-pack transmitter.

Audio-Technica’s seven System 8 configurations will be available April 2012 with pricing as follows:

ATW-801 Basic System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak transmitter)
U.S. MSRP: $149.95

ATW-801/G Guitar System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak transmitter with AT-GcW guitar/instrument input cable)
U.S. MSRP: $174.95

ATW-801/H Headworn microphone System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak transmitter with PRO 8HEcW headworn microphone)
U.S. MSRP: $249.95

ATW-801/H92 Headworn Microphone System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak transmitter with PRO 92cW headworn microphone)
U.S. MSRP: $324.95

ATW-801/H92-TH Headworn Microphone System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak transmitter with PRO 92cW-TH headworn microphone [beige])
U.S. MSRP: $324.95

ATW-801/L Lavalier Microphone System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak transmitter with omnidirectional lavalier microphone)
U.S. MSRP: $224.95

ATW-802 Handheld Microphone System (includes ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T802 handheld dynamic unidirectional microphone/transmitter. Includes AT8456a Quiet-Flex™ stand clamp)
U.S. MSRP: $174.95

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com

Genelec Appoints Image Marketing West as New Sales Reps for Northern California Region


Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, announces the appointment of California-based firm Image Marketing West to the position of Sales Representative for the Northern California region. John Conard, Genelec USA National Sales Manager, Professional Products, made the announcement. Image Marketing West principals Chuck Rufkahr and Chris Miller will lead the rest of their sales team in their efforts.

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IK’s Special Classik Studio Reverb Sale!


IK’s Special Classik Studio Reverb Sale!IK is proud to announce that the Classik Studio Reverb will be available for only $49.99/€39.99* instead of $229/€179* in the IK Store until April 30th, 2012. That’s 78% off IK’s award-winning CSR for a limited time. Classik Studio Reverb is a suite of four high-end studio-quality reverbs modeled after popular outboard classics. With CSR, you have over 100 parameter controls per unit for ultimate tweaking and perfecting of your sound.  Now at this great price everyone can afford the quality sound of classic outboard workhorse signature reverbs in their studio in a convenient low-cpu usage plug-in format.

Take advantage of this incredible sale and pick up Classik Studio Reverb today!

For more information on IK’s Classik Studio Reverb visit: http://www.ikmultimedia.com/csr

HALion family updates


Steinberg are pleased to announce the immediate availability of HALion Sonic 1.6, HALion Sonic SE 1.6 and HALion 4.5.2, the latest updates to Steinberg’s popular HALion family. The updated HALion Sonic versions introduce true multi-core support and now feature the superior MorphFilter audio effect in the FX section. Plus, HALion Sonic 1.6 comes with a convenient multi-loading option. The HALion 4.5.2 update resolves several user-reported issues.

All HALion updates are now available free of charge from the Steinberg website. For detailed information on all fixes and enhancements, please check the corresponding version histories on the download page.

Download HALion Sonic 1.6
Download HALion Sonic SE 1.6
Download HALion 4.5.2

Source: Steinberg.Net