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London Calling: The 128th AES European Convention Returns to the UK for the First Time in 20 Years

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in News, newsletter

London, UK — The AES returns to London for its European convention in 2010, May 22 – 25, for the first time in 23 years.  “And the feedback from exhibitors and attendees has been extremely positive,” AES Executive Director Roger Furness remarks.

Deliberately placed in a smaller venue which is more intimate and centrally located,  the AES Europe 128th Convention’s location at The Novotel London West Convention Centre is twenty minutes from Soho and only forty minutes from Heathrow Airport via The Underground.  The convention will be arranged so that the exhibits and technical program sessions are close together and complement each other. More »

Fraunhofer MPEG Audio Codecs and MobileSurround Sound Available for Android

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in News, newsletter

Erlangen, Germany — Fraunhofer IIS Has introduced a broad range of MPEG audio codecs such as MPEG-4 HE-AAC v2 and MPEG Surround, suitable for implementation on Android-based mobile phones. These efficient implementations of state-of-the-art MPEG audio technologies complete the software portfolio of Fraunhofer IIS, a reliable supplier of ready-to-run-software with more than 20 years of experience in the development and implementation of MPEG audio codecs.

In line with its continuing focus on new audio technologies, Fraunhofer is now able to offer a comprehensive range of codecs also for the Android operating system. More »

Riedel Carries the Olympic Torch

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in News, newsletter

Vancouver, BC — Thomas Riedel, founder and Managing Director of Riedel Communications, carried the Olympic Torch during the ceremonial Olympic Torch Relay at this year’s Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

“This was probably the most emotional moment I’ve ever had in event productions,” said Riedel shortly after the run.

Riedel Communications is renowned for providing communications solutions to the Olympic Games since 1994. For the Vancouver Games, Riedel was officially honored with the “Friends of the Games” title.

As the largest supplier of communications solutions, Riedel provides more than 70 Artist digital matrix intercom systems and 10,000 digital radios with over 500 control panels and beltpacks. Riedel also facilitates several wireless video links. More than 40 Riedel system specialists and engineers provide service and support directly on-site. More »

More than 50 Lawo Systems in Use by International Broadcasters at the 2010 Winter Games

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in News, newsletter

Rastatt, Germany — Lawo consoles and routers are currently major players in the production of international and national feeds in studios and OB vans in Vancouver and Whistler. Some of Lawo’s on-site customers include:

Germany’s public broadcasters ARD and ZDF both have a control room in the International Broadcast Center (IBC) and a studio in the Mountain Broadcast Centre (MBC) in Vancouver and Whistler respectively. In addition, they also broadcast from the ‘Deutsche Haus’ (the German national meeting point for athletes and guests from politics and society, economy and media). Both broadcasters rely on Lawo technology in Canada, just as they do at home.
In Mainz, ZDF’s new control room, which will be used solely for the broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games in Canada from February 12 until the end of the event, is equipped for HD-TV broadcasts. A Lawo mc²66 in the HD control room provides the 5.1 surround sound mix. More »

Cornish College Deploys Lectrosonics Wireless Technology

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in News, newsletter

Seattle, WA — For any theatrical performance, it goes without saying that the ability of the audience to clearly hear the dialog among the various actors and actresses is of paramount importance. This is precisely why wireless microphone technology plays a critical role in contemporary theater. As a means of addressing this all-too-common issue—and to teach students how to use such equipment—Cornish College recently took delivery of a sizeable wireless setup from Lectrosonics that features the company’s highly acclaimed Digital Hybrid Wireless® technology.

Cornish College of the Arts is a fully accredited institution in the greater Seattle area with approximately 800 students that offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance, Theater, Performance Production, Design, and Fine Art, as well as the Bachelor of Music degree. Dave Tosti-Lane, Chair Performance Production Department at Cornish College of the Arts, also serves as the Area Head for Sound Design. Cognizant of the college’s deficiency in the area of wireless microphones, he took delivery of two Lectrosonics Venue receivers—each fully stocked with the company’s VRS receiver modules for a total of twelve channels—along with a dozen SM Series bodypack transmitters, a pair of ALP500 “shark fin” antennas, passive splitters, and antenna cable to assemble the system. Tosti-Lane discussed the factors that led to the college’s wireless equipment acquisition. More »

Sable Marketing Presents Post-AES Master Classes in London

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in News, newsletter

West London, UK — Grammy Award winning US producer/engineers and founding members of the METAlliance, Chuck Ainlay & George Massenburg, are to jointly host two recording master class seminars in London, directly after the forthcoming AES convention. The two-day sessions, to be held at British Grove Studios in Chiswick on May 26-29 2010, will encompass aspects of the entire recording process: preproduction session planning, studio set-up for tracking, mic placement, overdubs, mixing, delivery, and archiving. They will also cover effective use of tools: microphones, analogue & digital equipment, outboard effects and plug-ins, in-the-box as well as analogue console mixing, plus detailed stereo & multichannel mixing techniques. More »

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