Audio-Technica Releases Limited-Edition AT2020V and AT2020USB+V Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Reflective Silver Finish

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Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces two limited-edition iterations of its acclaimed AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone featuring a reflective silver finish: the AT2020V (standard) and the AT2020USB+V (USB model). The visually striking finish is meant not only to celebrate the mic’s clear, natural sound quality, but to mirror the creative force of its user, making these mics ideal for YouTubers, livestreamers and other content creators.

These rugged side-address condensers are equipped with low-mass diaphragms custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. The mics’ cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source. All models in the AT2020 mic line – the price/performance standard in side-address studio condenser microphone technology – offer a wide dynamic range and handle high SPLs with ease. Both of the limited edition V models come with AT8458a shock mounts to attenuate any noise, shock, or vibration transmitted through a mic stand, boom, or mount.

JBL Professional Announces New VTX B28 Subwoofer

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HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, today announced the JBL VTX B28 subwoofer.

The VTX B28 is JBL Professional’s next-generation dual 18-inch subwoofer, designed to complement the company’s flagship VTX full-range sound reinforcement systems, and capable of delivering uncompromised low-frequency performance, even for the most demanding shows on the planet. Differential Drive® technology endows the drivers with exceptional performance, while patented SlipStream™ port technology offers improved airflow and reduced audible turbulence at any operating level.

Architizer A+Awards Names Vectorworks, Inc. a 2020 Jury Winner

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Now in its eighth year, the Architizer A+ Awards has selected global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. as a 2020 Architizer A+ Award winner. Notably, Vectorworks Architect 2020 is this year’s Jury Winner in the Design Tools-Software & Digital Tools category. The award-winning BIM software was previously named a finalist for the second year in a row and also won the 2019 Popular Choice Award in the Design Tools-Apps & Digital Tools category.

The Architizer A+Awards highlight the most pressing issues facing architecture and design today with separate categories for architecture and products. Through relevant new categories, topical coverage and pioneering jurors, the awards celebrate industry professionals working at the forefront of today’s creative challenges. The awards emphasize the industry’s most innovative use of materials and technologies, as well as those celebrating sustainable design and new approaches to building. New categories this year included sustainable products, design hardware and BIM technology.

Alabama Church Upgrades Auditorium With New ADJ Lighting and Video System

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Founded by Bishop Patrick M. Schatzline and Lady Deborah Schatzline, with a congregation of just 50 people, today Daystar Family Church in Tuscaloosa, AL, has a congregation of over 1300. Now pastored by Patrick and Deborah’s son Scott and his wife Kristi, it is multi-cultural, multi-generational, non-denominational church with praise and worship that is energetic and passionate. However, this had begun to be hindered by a lighting system that was outdated and costly. For this reason, Nick Campfield of Narrow Road Pro was brought in to advise on a possible solution.

Nick was originally brought in a year ago because of a faulty dimmer. When he spoke to the pastors of the church he found out they were spending a significant amount of money on electricity, which is hardly surprising as they had 80 conventional pars and ellipsoidal fixtures in their roof at 750 watts a piece. Because of the problem with the dimmer, all of these were turned on full, for the whole duration of each service! As Nick continued the dialog with the church’s team he found out about a whole catalogue of other problems, which eventually led to them commissioning Narrow Road Pro to design, supply and install a complete new audio, video and lighting system.

Bose Professional Introduces Bose Church with a 12-Week Giveaway

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Bose Professional has announced its Bose Church Giveaway, beginning August 10 and running for 12 weeks, where church leaders can enter to win a weekly prize. Winners have a choice between a Bose S1 Pro multi-position portable PA or a pair of the new Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC. To enter for a chance to win, entrants must be in a worship leadership role — such as Pastor, Worship Leader, or Church Tech Director — and respond to a weekly post in the Bose Professional promotion through their Facebook account. Responses need to include the tag #BoseChurchGiveaway. Additional information and full official rules are available on the Bose Church Giveaway webpage.

The Bose Church initiative provides the guidance, information and products to aid church leaders in the know-how needed to engage their congregants through the power of sound. Approaching this community-oriented, educational endeavor in a new way, Bose Professional has integrated this knowledge resource with a chance to win equipment that helps church leaders connect with their congregation.

Hitachi Cameras Enable High-Quality Streaming for Eastview Christian Church

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Founded in 1955, Eastview Christian Church usually hosts over 6,000 worshippers each week across two physical campuses – its main location in Normal, Illinois and a second site in Bloomington – and its online services. As video became increasingly important for both its in-person and internet-based worship experiences, the church purchased five SK-HD1800 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to elevate the quality of its productions. The resulting improvements have proven even more valuable as COVID-19 gathering restrictions drive online attendance to levels far beyond their own congregation.

As Eastview’s previous cameras neared the end of their useful lifecycle, the church started looking for replacements that would bring both operational and visible benefits. “We had been running a mix of four or five professional-class cameras and smaller camcorders but only had CCUs and remote control on two of them, which made it challenging to dial them all in and rely on operators for iris and shading,” said Andy McGirr, associate pastor of technical arts at Eastview Christian Church. “There was also a growing realization of the importance of what’s being viewed online to the overall ministry of our church, and the significance of delivering high-quality streaming experiences.”

Magewell Adds NDI®|HX Support to Pro Convert Decoders

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Magewell today announced new updates for the company’s Pro Convert for NDI® to HDMI and Pro Convert for NDI® to HDMI 4K standalone IP decoders that further expand the devices’ support for Newtek’s evolving NDI® media-over-IP technology. The free upgrades add compatibility with the high-efficiency, lower-bitrate NDI®|HX mode in NDI® 4, complementing the decoders’ existing support for full-bandwidth NDI streams.

Magewell will highlight the updated Pro Convert decoders as part of its virtual exhibit at the upcoming IBC Showcase digital experience, taking place online September 8-11.

Bob Moog Foundation Announces Virtual Moogseum Tour To Celebrate Museum’s One-Year Anniversary

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The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to announce its first one-hour virtual tour of the Moogseum. The tour, led by executive director Michelle Moog-Koussa, will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 2pm Eastern Time, and is open to the international community. Moog-Koussa will be guiding attendees as she lends unique insights while delving into various exhibits exploring Bob’s life, work, and those that inspired him. This will be followed by a 15 minute Q & A session.

Tickets will be available on a “pay what you can” basis through the Foundation’s online store. The funding generated from the tour will help support the Moogseum, which has been closed since March 15, 2020, due to the pandemic.

Philips Direct View LED Training Webinar

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Join Philips to learn about Philips newest addition to their product line up; direct view LED panels and FHD & UHD kits. You’ll learn how their panels differ from competitors’, how the warranty works, and most important, how they work with integrators to partner on end user opportunities. This session will be led by Tim Allen, Philips Business Development Manager for LED.

Tuesday August 18th, 2020 3pm EDT – Register here

Radial Engineering Announces Acoustic Series Family Designation for Acoustic Instrument Preamps

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Radial Engineering announces the new Acoustic Series designation for its family of preamps targeting acoustic instrumentalists. With the Acoustic Series family designation, Radial makes it easier for acoustic instrumentalists — from guitarists and stand-up bassists to orchestral string players — to find and decide which Radial preamp model best suits their performance needs.

“With the addition of the PZ Pro, we wanted to make it easy for our dealers and end-users to understand the range of features, benefits, and price points for our acoustic preamp family. The Acoustic Series designation does this by creating a single point of reference with regards to features/benefits and price points for all of Radial’s acoustic preamps.”