Uli Behringer Awarded as Global Audio Industry Leader 

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ULIUli Behringer, founder of BEHRINGER and head of MUSIC, was recently honoured as recipient of the “2016 Global Audio Industry Leader Award” at the annual PALM Sound & Light Awards show in Mumbai, India.

He was recognised for “his visionary leadership and contribution to the professional audio industry by way of breakthrough technologies and products that have significantly contributed to the growth of the global pro-audio industry.”

Behringer said: “I am very humbled and immensely filled with honour and pride to be recognised by PALM India with this prestigious Global Audio Industry Leader Award. When I think back to 1989, I had a very simple dream and that was to create great and affordable equipment for musicians. As a struggling engineering student and musician, playing in piano bars to make a living, I couldn’t afford the equipment to build my own recording studio.

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St Mary’s Seminary Gets the ICONYX Gen5 Treatment

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untitledThe roots of St. Mary’s Seminary date back to its original charter, established in 1856. The seminary’s 50-acre campus, opened in 1954, the seminary moved to its current site, and has grown to become one of the state’s most respected theological institutions.

The seminary’s gymnasium recently received an extensive renovation, reborn as a multi-purpose facility that hosts sporting events as well as meetings, performances, and other large gatherings. The makeover included new acoustical treatment, large screen video, and a powerful audio system centered on Renkus-Heinz Iconyx Gen5 digitally steered arrays.

“The interior had been gutted and completely rebuilt, and the addition of acoustical treatment certainly improved things,” observes Scott Mowell of Conference Technologies. “That said, it was still a challenging space. The ceiling is about 25 feet high, and there are several large, very tall windows on one wall, with doors and windows on the opposite wall.”

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New StoneBridge Church Campus Equipped With Martin Audio CDD

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MartinSolutions of Olympia, WA recently installed a Martin Audio CDD system in the main worship space of the new StoneBridge Millard Campus.

A new build at the site of a former outlet store, the campus is built around a worship space in a small rectangular 50 ft. by 80 ft. room with its own set of unique challenges.

As Mike Sessler, Project Lead for CCI explains, “It’s an unusual space with a corner-loaded stage and a low ceiling with lots of HVAC structural equipment that slopes down from 19 ft. to about 17 ft. at the back of the seating area.

“Because the stage is in the corner of a long room, we had an extended throw down the long wall, a short throw to the wall on the other side and another throw to the opposite corner where FOH is located.

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Tech, No Babel: What to look for in a video tripod

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When you’re shopping for a video tripod, it might be tempting to buy the cheapest one you can find, but that’s probably not the best idea. What about if you have access to a really, really nice tripod, but a small, lightweight camera? Is that a good idea?

Fluid head: This is a non-starter if you find a tripod without a fluid head. The movements will be jerky if you do buy one without this type of head.

Appropriate size for the weight of the camera: If your camera is too big for the tripod, you risk failure and breaking the camera. If it’s too small, you’ll never get the tripod balanced right. Make sure you get the right one.

Weight for its use: Buy a light tripod for portable use, but get a heavier one if it will always be in one place.

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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K Used to Shoot August Burns Red in Concert for HeartSupport Community

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untitledBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K digital film camera was used to shoot a number of high profile interviews with some of the world’s biggest bands as part of the HeartSupport community program. Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera, along with Video Assists, were also used to shoot live concert footage of international heavy metal band August Burns Red at the recent Self Help Fest.

HeartSupport is an organization formed by Jake Luhrs, the lead singer of August Burns Red, which helps fans find a way to help themselves through a variety of personal issues, including depression, addiction, hurt, abuse, broken relationships, suicide, bullying and self-harm. HeartSupport’s worldwide community is connected via the Internet, and bands, such as Beartooth, Underoath, Black Veil Brides and Crown The Empire, often share video interviews with the community offering advice on how they cope and heal.

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Point Source Audio Intercom Headset Transformational for Techs at Elevation Church

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man_wears_headset_563Mike Mitchell, a long-time volunteer and part of the production team at Elevation Church has no small task being the producer’s eyes and ears in the auditorium, and communicating during the live productions at Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC. “When I first used the CM-i3 headset, it was transformational,” proclaimed Mitchell, adding that “The ability to hear better and protect my hearing at the same time has improved the way I approach my role in the production process.”

While Mike Mitchell solves customer problems as an IT professional, he’s also been a volunteer at Elevation Church for 6 out of the 10 years since the church’s inception in 2006. Rapidly expanding from the first church service of 120 attendees, the church now serves more than 20,000 each week across 14 campuses and many more through online streaming and television. Each of the locations has its own worship band, and services are streamed out from Elevation’s broadcast location to its satellite locations and the internet during worship experiences each weekend.

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AVnu Alliance InfoComm 2016 Training Focuses on Deterministic Media Networks and Preparing for the Future of Pro AV in the IoT

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untitledThe half-day interactive training session on next generation AV networking will prepare integrators, engineers and system designers for the communications evolution.

AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open, standards-based deterministic networking is providing training for the AV community for time-aware media networking at InfoComm 2016. In an effort to encourage people to think about building the right network for today, but also for the future, AVnu Alliance is hosting InfoComm University’s IUX02, a half-day training for integrators, installers, distributors, engineers and tech managers seeking knowledge about next generation networks. The session entitled “Next Generation AV Networking Fundamentals & Design”, offers 4.0 CTS RUs and will take place on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

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Entertainment Electrics Workshop Offered at EMPAC

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ETCP-Certified Entertainment Electrician and ETCP-Recognized Trainer Richard Cadena will teach the essentials of audio, video, and lighting systems for professional electricians and technicians.

Using the sophisticated technological infrastructure of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Richard Cadena, an ETCP-Certified Entertainment Electrician and Trainer will teach the essentials of audio, video and lighting systems for professional electricians and technicians. The course is the first professional-development seminar to be held at EMPAC. It is open to any professional in the field and will count toward 21 renewal credits for ETCP Certified Electricians and ETCP Certified Riggers.

The three-day intensive workshop will cover the essentials of planning, setting up, testing, and trouble-shooting electrical systems for lighting, audio, and video. The workshop will be conducted in EMPAC’s Studio Beta from June 27-29, 2016. Topics covered in the course include theory, practice, and applications of electricity for entertainment, practical power distribution, control systems and networking, as well as electrical safety, codes and regulations. Each participant will receive a workbook and hands-on training.

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