Internationally acclaimed artist Ivan Rutherford turned to DPA's d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone to help him give a truly emotional performance during a recent one-off show in Hong Kong.
The actor and singer, who has performed the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables over 2,000 times on Broadway, was looking for a microphone that could deliver exceptional sound quality and clarity through a large venue sound system. He also wanted a hand held microphone so that he could move freely on stage while he sang a series of Broadway hits dating from the 1930s to the present day. DPA's d:facto Vocal Microphone fitted the bill perfectly. Rutherford used the microphone in a wireless configuration with a Sennheiser Wireless System, which made movement possible and allowed him to deliver a vocal performance that was memorable for the audience.
The Music Producers Guild has announced that the nominations process for its 2015 Awards ceremony will officially open on September 1st 2014.
This prestigious event recognises the achievements of the UKs top producers, engineers, remixers and mastering engineers and has rapidly established itself as a must attend event on the music industry calendar. Following a highly successful move to its new venue, the 2015 Awards will once again take place at the Park Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in Vauxhall, London. The date has been set for Thursday February 12th, 2015.
Fairlight's international reputation for pushing the boundaries of technology will be reinforced at IBC 2014 (7.H17) when the company shows a range of innovative products.
Leading the parade is Fairlight's Live console family, which includes the Award-winning EVO.Live digital audio mixing system a dual function console that allows engineers to switch between live and post modes at the touch of a button. Designed for the most demanding on-air and live productions, Fairlight's versatile Live family covers a wide range of consoles, processing and I/O solutions, giving users highly scalable audio processing capabilities. In addition, Fairlight is showing its expanded range of live production tools, which includes the highly acclaimed iCan customisation software.
Leading systems integrator Media Group International has completed a major infrastructure project for Sharjah TV by upgrading the broadcaster's Avid storage system and redesigning its network infrastructure to enhance day to day operations.
Based in the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah TV celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and has marked this milestone with a switch to High Definition broadcasting. Over coming months the broadcaster will be enhancing its audiences' viewing experience by offering HD coverage of a wide range of cultural events, all of which tie in with Sharjah's current status as Islamic Cultural Capital of the Arab region for 2014.
Thanks to DPAs d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone, vocal deliveries for the live broadcast of Australia's The Voice were significantly improved, ensuring an even more enjoyable experience for TV viewers.
As with many TV singing/talent shows, the culmination of The Voice Australia relied on wireless microphone technology to ensure that the contestants could move freely about the stage. DPA's award winning d:facto Vocal Microphone fitted the bill perfectly thanks to its state of the art adapter system that allows the high quality condenser capsule to be seamlessly integrated with many professional wireless systems or used in conjunction with DPA's wired handle.
Digital audio specialist Junger Audio is using the IBC 2014 platform (Hall 10, Stand A49) to launch a new Codec Edition of its D*AP8 Digital Audio Processor.
This unique device has a vital role to play in today's broadcast environment because it is the only combination of broadcast audio codec and processor on the market that can carry out real-time metadata emulation.
Front of House engineer Sjoerd Terpstra used a selection of DPA microphones to capture the unique sound of the Kyteman Orchestra when they played six concerts at the Utrecht Tivoli in Holland recently.
The concerts, which took the form of elaborate jam sessions, were all multitrack recorded for subsequent mixing and broadcast on the internet.
This year's Music Producers Guild Prize has been awarded to James Mellor, confirming him as the most promising student to graduate from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) Sound Technology degree programme.
Launched in 2010, the MPG Prize gives winning students from LIPA an opportunity to work alongside some of the UKs top recording professionals. Prominent MPG Awards winners continue to be very supportive of the initiative, which also brings sponsorship opportunities from companies such as Avid and a bursary to help with expenses from PPL.
The Music Producers Guild has expressed its support for the Fair Digital Deals Declaration a new initiative supported by over 700 indie record labels that want to see fair and transparent accounting of digital revenues for artists.
This massive show of support for artists to be treated and compensated fairly in the digital age has equal significance recording professionals, many of whom rely on royalties for a large proportion of their incomes.
At IBC 2014 (10.A49), dynamics processing specialist Junger Audio will show its D*AP4 VAP Voice Processor a unique unit that is designed to make life easier for engineers working in radio stations, TV production voice-over studios and feature film ADR facilities.
What makes this processor so special is the inclusion of Junger Audio's proprietary Spectral Signature¢ dynamic EQ a totally new creative tool that offers automatic and dynamic EQ control to balance spectral differences in real-time. By analyzing incoming audio and comparing its spectrum with individually predetermined voice 'fingerprints', this clever unit can automatically apply dynamic EQ corrections to give a consistent sound.
Artspace Studio, one of London's premier boutique recording, has recently invested in a Prism Sound Titan USB multi-track audio interface for its Brixton-based facility.
"Titan was recommended to me by quite a few people, including mastering engineer Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon Studios and Kirk DeGiorgio (aka As One)," explains mixing and mastering engineer/producer, Tom Gillieron. "We thought we'd test one out, and we were amazed! I do a lot of mixdown work for people and they send me tracks that they've mixed down 'in the box' in Pro Tools, Ableton or Logic. When I compare the mixes I have done through the Titan and then summed on the SSL Matrix, the clarity in the high end is amazing and the stereo image is far clearer and more impressive."
Leading OTT solutions provider VisualUnity will use the IBC 2014 platform (14.F34) to unveilthe latest versions of its Award-winning vuMedia¢ multiscreen platform and vuEasy¢ Online Video Platform.
7.2 million US$ (5.2 million Euros) from 3TS Capital Partners, we are now able to support the growth of an international customer base for both vuMedia¢ and vuEasy¢," says Visual Unity's CEO Tomas Petru. "Our goal is to be the leading provider of OTT and multiscreen solutions and 3TS's investment is already helping us to achieve this ambition by enabling us focus on product development and reach previously untapped markets."
Rui Da Silva, writer of international number one single Touch Me amongst many other diverse projects, describes himself as a Producer, Engineer, Beatmaker, Remixer, Writer, DJ and Programmer. He can now add Lyra 2 owner to the list as well, having recently bought one of the audio interface units from Prism Sound.
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