Sound Productions Completes “Cut for a Cause” Fundraiser and Donates Over $10,000 to the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Snowball Express

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Sound Productions (SoundPro) is excited to announce the successful conclusion of this year’s “Cut for a Cause” fundraiser, which collected over $10,000 in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Snowball Express.

Why Snowball Express?
U.S. military members give so much in service to their country, unfortunately sometimes sacrificing their lives – The Gary Sinise Foundation is committed to honoring this ultimate sacrifice. The Snowball Express program serves the families of fallen military heroes so they can build memories in a stress-free, enriching community. Each December, Snowball Express brings together over 1,750 children and their surviving parent/guardian for a five-day retreat. Snowball Express also hosts events throughout the year where these families can deepen friendships in their hometowns.

GLP Impression FR10 Bars Help Cate Carter frame Elbow

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Elbow’s extensive recent UK tour – the band’s biggest in years – was brought to life by their long-term, award-winning lighting designer, Cate Carter, and her use of GLP’s powerful impression FR10 Bars.

A massive fan of GLP’s innovative battens, she says that while the classic X4 Bar 20s have been “confirmed favorites that have featured on all our designs”, she took the decision to step up to the more powerful FR10 Bar after originally seeing it at the LDI Show in the United States. With its ten separate sources of 60W RGBW LED, as well as other unique features, the FR10 Bar is becoming increasingly popular with LDs.

Focusrite Collaborates with Solid State Logic to Offer System T Console Control of the RedNet MP8R

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Focusrite has taken a major step in interoperability and the integration of third-party devices by collaborating with Solid State Logic (SSL) to offer SSL System T console users the ability to directly control the Focusrite RedNet MP8R remote-controlled mic preamp from the desk.
“The Focusrite RedNet MP8R is one of our highest quality mic pre’s,” says Focusrite Pro product manager Cameron Stevenson. “Its front panel and software control aspects make it very valuable in a live or studio environment where you might want to adjust the gain or set any of the parameters on stage or in studio.” However, when working with a console, says Stevenson, a lot of engineers prefer working from a single platform as opposed to having studio control room or FOH control of the preamp parameters by way of RedNet control on a computer.

“To streamline that workflow,” says Cameron, “we collaborated with SSL to allow the SSL System T console to seamlessly control our RedNet MP8R mic pre and all its parameters directly from the console. This simplifies workflow, allowing engineers to focus on their mix instead of worrying about the technology behind it.” Along with direct console control, a paired SSL system T console can store and recall MP8R parameters with console scenes and showfiles.

Sessionwire Partners with Cover Nation and Warner Music Group For 2021 Christmas Cover Song Contest

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Sessionwire, the industry’s leading remote recording and collaboration service, has partnered with Cover Nation and Warner Music Group to give one talented artist the opportunity to record with 34-time Platinum and six-time Grammy-nominated producer Rich Keller as well as win a $1,000 Amazon gift card.

To enter, participants should create and upload an original full-length cover video for one of eight Christmas songs: “Snowman” (Sia), “Driving Home for Christmas” (Chris Rea), “Please Come Home for Christmas” (The Eagles), “This Christmas” (Donny Hathaway), “Christmas Lights” (Coldplay), “Merry Christmas Baby” (Otis Redding), “Baby It’s Cold Outside” (Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé).

DPA Shines a Spotlight on Next-Gen Broadcast Mics

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DPA Microphones is highlighting its latest microphone solutions, designed to meet the growing live production needs of the broadcast and AV markets. As the rapid adoption of live streaming continues to grow in broadcast applications, speech intelligibility remains at the forefront of all productions. In recognition of the changes in the media landscape, DPA recently released important broadcast mic solutions, the 4466 CORE Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headset Microphones, and the 4097 Micro Shotgun Microphone and Interview Kit.

“The pandemic has shown us the true importance of being quickly and easily adaptable to a rapidly changing media landscape,” says Anne Berggrein, vice president, marketing, DPA Microphones A/S. “These new offerings are a direct result of the innovation and forward-thinking response to the industry, and we are excited to call attention to the benefits they provide to the broadcast market.”

DiGiCo Names Austin Freshwater as new Managing Director

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Austin Freshwater has been appointed as the next Managing Director of digital audio mixing console specialist, DiGiCo, effective immediately.

The directors of DiGiCo’s parent company, Audiotonix – which also oversees entertainment technology brands Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiGrid, Group One Limited, KLANG:technologies, Solid State Logic, and newly-acquired Sound Devices LLC – made this decision, in part, thanks to Freshwater’s unprecedented performance against the unpredictable landscape of the Covid-19 pandemic.

VuWall Video Wall Management Software Is First in Category to Earn Certification for Integration With Genetec Security Center 5.10

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VuWall, a technology leader in video wall control systems and unified visualization solutions, today announced that its video wall management software is now officially certified by the Genetec™ Development Acceleration Program to run with Genetec Security Center 5.10. The plug-in continues to ensure VuWall’s functionality within the Genetec ecosystem, letting operators control content without the need to switch applications.

Working with the already familiar Genetec software interface, operators can remotely display and control layouts from any content source on video walls with easy drag-and-drop operation. They have full control over the video feeds on the video wall, whether they need to display live video camera sequences or play back streams from a video server. In addition to IP content, the plug-in can also manage physical sources like control data, HDMI and local applications such as maps and web pages. All this content can be displayed on the video wall to provide a complete, end-to-end networked solution.

Digital Nirvana Wins 2021 NAB Show Product of the Year Award for MetadataIQ

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Digital Nirvana, a provider of leading-edge media monitoring and metadata generation services, today announced that its MetadataIQ has won the NAB Product of the Year Award 2021 in the Delivery Category for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. This official awards program recognizes the most significant and promising new products and technologies showcased by corporate partners of NAB Show.

MetadataIQ is a SaaS-based offering from Digital Nirvana that automates the generation of speech-to-text and video intelligence metadata, increasing the efficiency of production, preproduction, and live content creation services for Avid PAM/MAM users.

Just Add Power’s Warp Engine Receives AV Technology Best of Show Award at InfoComm 2021

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Just Add Power, a leader in AV-over-IP distribution, today announced that its VBS-HDIP-737POE 3G Warp Engine transmitter/receiver was honored with a Best of Show award from AV Technology at InfoComm 2021 in Orlando. Selected as a winner by a panel of AV expert judges, the Warp Engine allows installers to easily deploy video walls with eye-catching designs featuring mixed-and-matched display models mounted at any angle.

“It was fantastic seeing everyone in person again at InfoComm 2021 — which marked our first time back on the trade show floor since the beginning of the pandemic — and receiving this honor from AV Technology was a great way to top off the experience,” said Taft Stricklin, sales team manager at Just Add Power. “For installers, our Warp Engine brings powerful capabilities to the Ultra HD-over-IP ecosystem, allowing them to get creative with their video walls by venturing beyond the traditional grid pattern. We are thrilled to have this innovation recognized with such a prestigious award.”

LynTec Narrow Profile Panelboards Win Big at InfoComm 2021

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LynTec, a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting (AVL) systems, today announced that the company’s Narrow Profile Panelboards were named Best of Show at InfoComm 2021 by Sound and Video Contractor Magazine. After being reviewed by the award’s judging panel, on the show floor in Orlando, Florida, the Narrow Profile Panelboards garnered the honor. In addition, the solution recently won a 2021 Commercial Integrator BEST Award in the building enhancements category for power conditioning, surge suppression, and energy solutions.

“We’re delighted to receive this award for one of our most unique solutions,” said Mark Bishop, President of LynTec. “The Narrow Profile Panelboards were developed in direct response to feedback from our InfoComm customers that build their installs with our flagship RPC Series but required more support for lighting control. The flexibility offered by the Narrow Profile enables installers to offer robust power control using a fraction of the space required by a traditional power panel. We’re especially honored that this win came at InfoComm where we could share the product with our customers in person after a long time apart.”