SoundPro Now Accepting Applications for the Jeff Humphrey Technical Scholarship for Students Pursuing an AV Degree

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For the 12th consecutive year, Sound Productions (SoundPro) is offering a scholarship to one graduating high school senior in pursuit of a technical audiovisual degree. As part of SoundPro’s goal of building a better future for the Audio, Video, and Lighting industry, the Jeff Humphrey Technical Scholarship contributes to educating the next generation of AV professionals.

SoundPro CEO Joshua Curlett established the annual scholarship in 2010. In 2020, the scholarship was renamed in memory of SoundPro’s Executive Vice President, Jeff Humphrey, a talented Front of House engineer who also spent over twenty years with SoundPro. “Jeff was such an advocate for education,” said Curlett. “We are thrilled to continue to honor him through this scholarship, and he’d be proud of the opportunities we’ve given to students interested in pursuing audiovisual degrees. It’s our way to honor Jeff, serve the industry, and help kids pay for school.”
The annual scholarship is awarded to one student in pursuit of a technical audiovisual degree in the amount of $2,500 and is open to students across the United States. The submission deadline is April 1, 2022, with scholarship selection to be made by May 2, 2022. To learn more about the scholarship or to apply, please visit www.soundpro.com/cares for details.

SDVI Congratulates Hilary Roschke on Being Named Head of Americas and Chair of Board for Rise North America

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SDVI, the leading platform provider for cloud-native media supply chains, today congratulates Hilary Roschke, vice president of strategic operations, for being named head of Americas and chair of board for Rise North America. In this new role for the Rise organization, Roschke will help build relationships and drive North American membership and program expansion.

“We share in the commitment to bringing more diversity to our industry, and we can think of no one better than Hilary to help lead Rise’s initiatives in North America,” said Larry Kaplan, president and CEO of SDVI. “We are happy to see Hilary take on this additional role with the Rise North American chapter and will provide all the support she needs to help the organization expand its reach with women in our industry.”

Riedel Intercom System Provides Liverpool Philharmonic With Flexibility and Reliability in Managing Concerts and Events

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Riedel Communications today announced that Liverpool Philharmonic has deployed the company’s Bolero wireless intercom system in a standalone configuration to enhance communications at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. In the Hall’s Art Deco auditorium and smaller Music Room, the Bolero system is replacing an existing wired communications solution to manage and cue concerts, live events, recording activities, and filming work.

Each year, over 350,000 people attend over 400 concerts and events presented at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. These include performances by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra — the oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra in the U.K. — and a diverse lineup of world-class artists, from classical and pop to comedy, film, and spoken word. In addition, Liverpool Philharmonic owns the largest collection of church bells of any U.K. orchestra — 14 in all — which allowed the Orchestra to be the U.K.’s first to perform Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and others with the correct low bells, as originally specified by the composer.

LynTec Power Control Anchors the Lighting and Video of Alaska’s News Source

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LynTec, a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting (AVL) systems, is delivering proper lighting and video wall power control for Alaska’s News Source broadcast studios. Installed by Alaska Universal Productions (AUP), two LynTec RPCR Automated Relay Panels provide 32 circuits of automated power control, enabling fast and efficient lighting presets to support the broadcaster’s busy network schedule, reducing cable runs and ensuring the lighting and video walls operate as efficiently as possible.

“Broadcasters like Alaska’s New Source are tasked with delivering the news and can’t afford for their systems to go down in the middle of a segment,” said Jonathan Huff, CEO and president of AUP. “I knew I needed a power control product that wouldn’t fail. LynTec is super simple and reliable.”

Maestro: Shape Your Sound

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By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into an innovative future, Gibson–the iconic American instrument brand–has set the stage for the next era of sound for present and future generations. When Gibson brought Maestro into the world 60 years ago, no one could have predicted its trailblazing success. Now, after decades, Gibson has revived the brand for 2022 with the debut of the Maestro Original Collection line of effects pedals with five new pedals–the Fuzz-Tone FZ-M, Invader Distortion, Ranger Overdrive, Comet Chorus, and Discoverer Delay–all designed, voiced, and styled for the musician looking to shape a unique sound. The Maestro Original Collection pays tribute in sound and style to the brand’s pioneering and much beloved classic models, while staying true to Maestro’s trailblazing spirit with modern features, expanded versatility, and advanced tone-tweaking capabilities. Maestro is available worldwide at authorized Gibson dealers; for more information visit: www.maestroelectronics.com.

As the founder of effects, Maestro’s influence has shaped music as we know it from The Rolling Stones to the Raconteurs, Pete Townshend to George Harrison, Clapton to Frampton, and the Foo Fighters to the Black Keys, Maestro has been there from the beginning to help artists achieve the sound they heard in their heads and their hearts, their signature sound.

Brightline Promotes Erin Nath to Manager of AV Solutions, U.S.

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Brightline, a leading manufacturer of video lighting systems, has announced the promotion of Erin Nath to Manager of AV Solutions for U.S. This marks the latest promotion for Nath who was most recently the company’s Sales Operation Manager.

In her new role, Nath is responsible for AV sales for the company across the U.S.
She’ll work closely on a daily basis with Brightline’s AV dealers and consultants to implement innovative video lighting solutions.

“Erin has really risen through the ranks at Brightline,” said Kathy Katz, Brightline Managing Partner. “Her attention to detail, willingness to help out with any project, and organizational skills have consistently kept our entire team on track. She has a deep knowledge of our product line and the AV industry in general. Our clientele always remark on her professionalism. We couldn’t be happier to start this year with her on board in such a high-profile position. It’s a role worthy of her skills and one where she’ll surely excel.”

Digital Nirvana Adds Tom Moniak as Director of Sales

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Digital Nirvana today announced that it has hired Tom Moniak as director of sales. Digital Nirvana created the position in response to the company’s growth and expansion. Moniak is responsible for sales to media and entertainment clients in the United States.

“Tom has served clients in every aspect of production and delivery in the M&E space and has strong relationships across the localization, media production services, advertising, gaming, and software development communities and with Fortune 500 companies,” said Russell Wise, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Digital Nirvana. “That mix of experience makes us better able to serve customers and prospects in postproduction environments and lays the groundwork for our continued growth in the U.S.”