Sales for Meyer
Abbey Road Studios purchased a pair of Meyer X-10 self-powered high-resolution linear control room monitors for its recently refurbished Mastering Room 7. Mastering Room 7 has also purchased such projects as Stereolab, Texas, Papa M, Fugazi, P.J. Harvey, The Cure, Oasis adn John Lennon’s
The Aqua Hall in Ibogawa-cho, Japan, promises to become the focal point of performing arts in the small but thriving area west of Kobe. Construction of the 342-seat hall was completed in December 2000. Yosuke Ishizuka, a respected member of teh Japan Acousticians Association, was called in by Ono Architectural Design Office as a consultant on the project. The acoustical design team decided on an adaptable system made up of 26 self-powered loudspeakers from Meyer Sound, basedd on a similar system installed in Bunka Hall, Takasago, Japan.
And more from Meyer: An M3D line array was sold to Vienna Museumsquartier for the Vienna Festival. The new performing arts center is housed in two upper and lower theaters stacked toghether. Designed for traditional musical theater, opera, classical and rock concerts, as well as a variety of other events, the main upper theater is long and narrow. Total sound coverage required a line array system affording high sound quality, high power handling and tightly controlled dispersion characteristics. Sound designer Adolf Toegel chose the M3D based on these parameters. A system of 10 M3D loudspeakers were to be installed in April, in time for the theater’s opening at the start of the Vienna Festival. Tandberg Encoder Pitches HDTV Baseball
In June, Tandberg Television’s E5100 digital ENG encoder with COFDM modulation, E5820 HDTV encoder and PRMX 5800 receiver were employed at WPIX-TV in New York City to air the local Mets/Yankees ball game in true 1080i HDTV. This was the first full-power HDTV broadcast from the new combined antennae facility for six local affiliates (NBS, ABC, UPN, WB, PBS and PAX) and the first Mets’ game broadcast in HDTV.
The Gospel According to ParkerVision
Four ParkerVision CameraMan 3-CCD analog robotic pan/tilt cameras were used at the First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, North Carolina, in a live broadcast to WSOC-TV, a local ABC affiliate. The cameras, controlled by a SHOT Director multicamera control system, are all part of a hybrid system of old and new components for the production and transmission of the church’s Sunday morning services. The ParkerVision cameras replace an aging system that the church felt was outdated.
TDI Sets Sail on Voyager-class Ships
TeleDimensions International Inc. has landed the contract to supply and install audio systems in all venues on the next two Voyager-class ships being built by Kvearner Masa Yards for Royal Caribbean International. TDI president Rex Stull says, “It is because of the successful installation that is currently taking place on the Adventurer of the Seas that TDI has earned the trust and respect of the customer and the end-user.”
Aerosmith Rocks Sapphire Convention, Courtesy of LMG
LMG, a top international supplier of presentation and staging technology provided the audiovisual equipment and technical support for the 2001 Sapphire Convention in Orlando, Florida, where Aerosmith played to an audience of over 10,000 people. The gear LMG provided included Christie Digital video projectors, a Grass Valley switching package, and Sony cameras.
MacPherson’s Monoliths Boom at Elks Convention
MacPherson Inc.’s new Monolith Version 2 loudspeakers provided sound reinforcement at The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 137th National Convention, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fourteen Monoliths were configured into three vertical line arrays. According to Ron Wirth, show systems specialist for T.C. Furlong Inc., whose company supplied and integrated the audio equipment, “The Monoliths were able to overcome less-than-ideal acoustics and obstacles in a huge room.”
Soundcraft Flies with Flight 9
Mobile satellite transmission and production company Flight 9 Satellite Services has purchased a 36-channel Soundcraft Series FIVE audio mixing console for its recently-completed Truck 3. Much more a serious production facility withtransmission capabilities than a standard satellite vehicle, the new truck is already quickly being booked up by the metro New York television broadcast community. Flight 9 president Dave Weingold commented: “We saw the Series FIVE at the 2001 NAB Show and felt that it was…well-suited to accommodate a diverse array of applications.”
Sarner Fit-Out for Capital Renaissance
London-based Sarner International completed a nine month project for Capital Renaissance bank in Moscow this past spring. Swanke Hayden Connell, of London, were the designers for the project and got Sarner involved. The company reports that, “The brief was to create a high-quality design for an environment that portrayed solidity, modernity and uniqueness, without losing a traditional banking atmosphere.” Sarner worked closely with Peter Milne, who produced the furniture for the bank. Technology was incorporated into the furniture design to keep the bank’s elegant look and its high-tech goals. The furniture included: a boardroom table; a timber-panelled A/V wall with a back projection screen; video conference camera and an audio system; adn a lectern with a plasma touchscreen. The boardroom table concealed small power, data and voice and language translation facilities. For more information, visit www.sarner.com.