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Countryman Associates Debuts H7 Headset Microphone

In Audio, home_page, Product News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

Countryman Associates, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of miniature microphones and direct boxes, is pleased to introduce the H7 Headset Microphone. Featuring wide dynamic range and a precision cardioid pattern that effectively shuts out surrounding noise, the H7 is a comfortable yet rugged microphone that makes an exceptional choice for location sound, theatrical, and presentation applications among its many possible uses.

Sound quality is the first and foremost consideration with any high-performance microphone and, in this regard, the new H7 excels. The H7 boasts extended dynamic range and a carefully crafted, precision cardioid pattern that remains consistent across the audio frequency range, ensuring uncolored on- and off-axis response and broad reduction of feedback and surrounding noise. Equally important, the microphone’s ultra slim side-address capsule sheds sweat and moisture while maintaining a low profile. The result is reliable performance and easy placement—enabling performers, broadcast professionals, and presenters to achieve clear, natural sound quality that is free from ambient sound sources.

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Expanded Dante Device Support for the Next Yamaha CL/QL Series Update

In Audio, home_page, Product News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

Regular updates have significantly enhanced the convenience and performance of Yamaha CL and QL Series Digital Audio Consoles since the products’ initial release. As of the next firmware update, Yamaha will begin expanding the number of supported Dante devices. This announcement will take place during InfoComm 2018 at Yamaha booth #C1346.

Yamaha CL and QL console featuring the Dante audio network protocol by Audinate have become industry standards. The mixing console is the core of just about any sound system, connecting to numerous other devices for audio transfer, monitoring, and control that are essential for overall system operation and flexibility. The upcoming Dante device support expansion has been made possible through cooperation with a number of third-party partners and NEXO, and will significantly enhance the asset value of existing and future CL/QL based systems.

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A New Dawn is Here

In home_page, Industry News, Lighting, Product News by tfwm

Unleash Your Full Creativity with Jands Vista by Chroma-Q

Chroma-Q has recently acquired the Jands Vista lighting & media control system – rebranded as Vista by Chroma-Q. Continuing Jands’ vision for their award-winning platform, they are introducing the all new Jands Vista 3 software, along with two new control surfaces.

The new Vista 3 software continues to impress with its legendary timeline, visual interface, speed and ease of use. Vista 3 has been developed to dramatically enhance the existing feature set whilst also introducing a host of major new features such as; smart FX masters, the ability to merge multiple showfiles, a new color engine, improved fixture visualizations, and a vastly expanded command line interface.

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Johns Creek United Methodist Church Upgrades to Danley SBH10 Column Loudspeakers

In Audio, home_page, Install News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

Since the completion of its expansive, 1,750-seat sanctuary in 2013, Johns Creek United Methodist Church has become a destination not only for its members, but also for the public at large. Its lush, long reverberation makes an ideal setting for musical performances of all types, from symphony orchestras to contemporary bands to solo concerts on its massive pipe organ. The church is part of what earned Johns Creek – a northeastern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia – its top-ten spot in USA Today’s 2017 “50 Best Cities to Live In.” Unfortunately, the sanctuary’s long reverb time also made for lousy intelligibility –that is, until dB Integrations, of Gainesville, Georgia, designed and installed a new Danley Sound Labs sound reinforcement system. Acoustician Tom Danley’s patented technologies allow Johns Creek UMC’s two Danley SBH10 column-form, point-source loudspeakers to deliver phase-coherent audio to the seats, with remarkably little energy splashed on the walls.

“The space itself is large: 150 feet wide by 100 feet deep, with a 40-foot balcony that spans the room,” explained Ronnie Stanford, director of sales and marketing at dB Integrations. “They had some column-form loudspeakers in there that had poor pattern control and not enough throw to make it to the back of the room. With an RT60 of 4.4 seconds and the poor pattern control of the existing loudspeakers the overall intelligibility in the room was extremely low. The church originally contacted us with the hope that we would treat the room acoustically. However, Danley’s steep pattern control can improve these kinds of situations by keeping energy off the walls and ceiling and thus reducing the reverb generated by the sound reinforcement system. So instead of messing with the acoustics, which would hurt the room’s musicality, I suggested instead that we explore replacing the sound reinforcement system with Danley boxes.”

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Distributed Danley Nanos: A Unique, Cost-Effective Solution in a Highly-Reverberant (and Deeply Personal) Church

In Audio, home_page, Install News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

“This is the church that I grew up in and the church my mom attended till the day she died,” said Sid Gattis, speaking of St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Columbia, South Carolina. “It was built in the 1950s in Forest Acres, one of the oldest communities in Columbia, and it’s a stunning example of a liturgical church: big, old, tall pine ceiling, hard pews, hard floors… it’s just a hard space all around. I think they begrudgingly put some fuzzy stuff on the kneelers to spare some old joints, but that’s it. The sanctuary is beautiful, but also very challenging from the standpoint of intelligibility.” Gattis is the owner of Gattis Pro Audio, and he recently improved things at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields by installing a distributed system of Danley Sound Labs’ smallest loudspeaker and subwoofer: the Danley Nano and the Danley Nano Sub.

Gattis had installed the church’s previous system over twenty years ago, when he was just launching his new company. “We put in a big center cluster with a delay to cover the balcony halfway back,” he said. “It was a lot better than what they had previously been using, so that was okay, but it wasn’t ideal. Over the years, things failed and got replaced with pretty much whatever, until the church decided it was time for a refresh.” Gattis put together a proposal based on some previous experiences he had had with Danley Nanos. “The Nanos produce a way-bigger sound than seems possible from such a small box,” he said. “I thought if we distributed Nanos and painted them to match the wood, St. Martin’s would get intelligibility without compromising the aesthetic.” The church committee put in its due diligence and pressed the top three proposers for demos. Gattis obliged and won the job.

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Yamaha and Audinate Present Exclusive Free Webinar

In Audio, home_page, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

On Wednesday, May 23rd, Yamaha and Audinate are teaming up to present an exclusive joint, free webinar entitled Audio Networking For Houses Of Worship, Colleges and Universities, which will examine Dante-enabled solutions for system design, implementation and management for carrying large numbers of audio channels around an auditorium and for distributing audio throughout institutional campuses.

Hosted by the Yamaha Professional Audio U.S. site and ProSoundWeb, the webinar will feature Andy Cooper (Manager, Pro Audio Application Engineering, Yamaha R&D Centre London) and Karl Christmas (Technical Marketing Manager, Yamaha R&D Centre London), alongside Kieran Walsh (Audinate Director of Application Engineering, EMEA).

Specific topics will include: A brief history and overview of Dante networking; why Yamaha uses Dante, along with an introduction to its Dante-enabled products; what makes Dante suitable for house of worship, education, and campus applications; how Yamaha uses Dante in its systems; System examples, case studies and much more.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, where participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions. The webinar is timed to allow as many people in Europe and the US as possible to participate, taking place at 6pm European time, 5pm UK time, 12 noon US Eastern time and 9am US Pacific time.

Registration for the webinar is free. To register, visit http://9016creative.jalbum.net/Yamaha_Audinate-Webinar

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GLP US Grows Again With Two New Hires

In home_page, Industry News, Lighting, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

GLP US is excited to announce they have bolstered their team with two new members joining the company.

Brandon Jeffrey takes on the role of central regional sales manager, and industry veteran Brad Haynes joins in the newly created position of SceneX Lighting brand manager.

Brandon took a liking to the industry as early as high school becoming heavily involved with organizing theatre productions, and throughout his college time. He then continued that work in his professional career putting on large scale corporate and private events. Brandon also spent time at a manufacturer’s rep company, and will bring this unique combination of experience to his role at GLP.

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PreSonus® Audio Technology Brings Clarity of Message to Brooks United Methodist Church

In Audio, home_page, Install News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

Seeking to equip, encourage, empower, and impact its congregation for a meaningful worship experience, Brooks United Methodist Church (UMC) offers a comprehensive range of ministries to better engage its congregation. Guided by the Rev. Jason L. Robinson, the church recently opened its brand-new worship center. To ensure the congregation could hear clearly and enjoy the music, a capable sound reinforcement system was deemed essential. Ultimately, church management selected mixer and loudspeaker technology drawn from the catalog of PreSonus Audio Electronics (www.presonus.com) of Baton Rouge, LA.

SSP Custom Sound LLC of York, PA, a design / build AV integration and live sound production firm, was contracted to design and deploy the church’s new sound reinforcement system. After consulting with church officials, the decision was made to install PreSonus StudioLive RM32AI and RM16AI 32- and 16-channel rack mount digital mixers with Active Integration, cascaded through an AVB Network along with a PreSonus CS18AI Ethernet/AVB control surface. For loudspeakers, the SSP Custom Sound team deployed two PreSonus WorxAudio X3 all-in-one compact line arrays augmented by two PreSonus WorxAudio X115S high SPL subwoofers. Steven Pappas, owner, system designer, and audio engineer for SSP Custom Sound LLC, discussed the project.

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ADJ To Showcase Latest Innovations at InfoComm 2018

In home_page, Lighting, Product News by tfwm

Next month the pro-AV industry will converge on Las Vegas for the 2018 InfoComm tradeshow. Billed as ‘the audiovisual and integrated experience event’, the three day show will bring together 1000 exhibitors, demonstrating thousands of products, to 44,000 attendees from 110 countries, and ADJ will be there in force. From a large booth located in the Event Production Pavilion, right at the heart of the show, the ADJ team will showcase a variety of exciting and innovative professional lighting, video and products at booth #C3428.

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Saddleback Church Upgrades Audio Consoles With Dual Yamaha RIVAGE PM10s at Lake Forest Campus

In Audio, home_page, Install News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

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Clark, a leading provider of innovative audio, video and lighting solutions with offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Dallas, recently installed two Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 Digital Audio Consoles at Saddleback Church in Lake Forrest, CA; one PM10 is used for front of house, the second for monitors.

“The church was looking for reliability, sound quality, increased channel counts and, of course, ease of use,” states Jeff Stewart, Senior Consulting/Client Development at Clark. “The client’s existing consoles were at capacity so we decided to look at the Yamaha PM10 for their requirements. We first learned about the new Yamaha PM10 through media announcements in various trade publications, and felt the RIVAGE would suit their needs. So we arranged several demonstrations for the staff, who were already familiar with Yamaha console technology.”

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