Adlib Audio Takes On One of the First HARMAN Soundcraft Vi7000 Digital Mixing Consoles

Photo Caption: (Left to Right) Joe East, Sound Technology;
David McKinney, Soundcraft Studer; Andy Brown,
Soundcraft Studer; Phil Stokes, Adlib Audio; Dave
Kay, Adlib Audio; Dave Jones, Adlib Audio; Dom
Harter, Soundcraft Studer
LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom – Early adopters of the new HARMAN Soundcraft Vi5000 and Vi70000 digital mixing consoles continue to emerge as Adlib Audio, one of the UK’s top live sound providers and a longtime Soundcraft partner, has added Vi7000s to its inventory and upgraded their existing rental stock as part of Soundcraft’s certified Vi upgrade program. Adlib purchased these consoles through Sound Technology, Soundcraft’s UK distributor.

Adlib have a busy summer for the consoles and are looking forward to deploying one of their Vi7000s later in the year on the live production of “Mrs. Brown’s Boys – How Now Mrs. Brown Cow” - the arena touring version of the popular television sitcom that stars writer and performer Brendan O’Carroll.

The Vi5000 and Vi7000 provide a choice of compact control surfaces with new local rack and active breakout box hardware, delivering simultaneous mixing of up to 128 inputs and 32 mono/stereo busses with up to 384 inputs and outputs in the I/O system allowing unlimited record feeds from all channels. Pristine sound quality is assured with ultra-low noise microphone amplifier designs and enhanced 96kHz 40-bit floating point digital audio processing, with the first ever digital implementation of the classic BSS DPR901ii Dynamic EQ adding to the channel processing armoury, while effects contain eight independent Lexicon multi-FX units, and a BSS graphic EQ on every bus output.

“Our Vi6 consoles have performed exceptionally for us, the increased I/O and ability to mix in 96k made this upgrade an obvious one for us,” said Dave Kay, Director of Adlib Audio. “We have also loved working with the DPR901ii in the past and are very pleased to see it integrated into the Vi7000.”

The Vi5000 and Vi7000 also feature the latest 3D Vistonics II™ and FaderGlow™ interfaces, plus an improved ViSi Remote iPad control interface completes the package.

“I’ve always loved the ease of use and the amount of visual feedback that the Vi user interface gives to the engineer, the new features have been integrated very subtly in to the existing interface, so moving forward it isn’t like you have to learn a new console with a different layout. Show compatibility is retained and this makes it a very simple transition in either direction with the new models,” Kay added.

Soundcraft’s Global Sales Director, Dom Harter added, “The highly successful Vi4 and Vi6 consoles will continue to be offered for sale and ongoing support in the same manner as the rest of the Vi Series. Additionally, existing customers can benefit from the Vi4/Vi6 upgrade package to a Vi5000/Vi7000 system, details are available from local Soundcraft distributors.”

 HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.

HARMAN’s JBL Professional SRX800 Series Portable Loudspeakers Support Humanitarian Movement at Holi On The Beach

REDONDO BEACH, California – Celebrating the Spring Festival of Colors, Holi On The Beach is a community event that engages a culturally diverse range of attendees with dance and music provided by a DJ and supported with HARMAN’s JBL Professional SRX800 Series portable loudspeakers. The event took place on March 7 at the seaside lagoon of Redondo Beach, and was hosted by the Association for India’s Development (AID) non-profit group.

Providing grassroots relief directly and through partner organizations to marginalized communities of India, AID is at the forefront of the fight against displacement, corruption and human rights violations. It also plays an active role in the development of health, education and energy initiatives.

“An essential part of Holi On The Beach is that people love to dance and have a great time, so it is vital that the sound can travel long distances and provide high volume levels without compromising the broad and open space,” said Karan Sahni, Fundraising Coordinator of the AID LA-OC chapter.

Friends, family and strangers were united at an event where high-quality sound was critical to the atmosphere, and so the PA system featured two SRX815P powered loudspeakers and two JBL SRX818SP powered subwoofers, split evenly between each side of the DJ station to maximize the sound across the venue.

“The setup was quick and painless, and it only took the DJ and a couple volunteers to do it within a few minutes,” said Sahni. “We were expecting the installation of the DJ equipment and the loudspeakers to be difficult considering the venue was an open, un-level area with no immediate access to a power source. But to our surprise, it was quick and easy, and we had no compatibility problems at all. After the initial sound check, we were sure the sound was going to be perfect for the venue.”

After receiving feedback from guests, the AID LA-OC chapter concluded that the music and sound quality were one of the highlights of the event, and it is recommending the same sound system for similar events in the future.

“Other than the great sound, we liked the way the loudspeakers and subwoofers are designed in a way that makes it very easy to install them at any venue. This was a big plus for us as event setup can get extremely stressful, but the JBL equipment eased a lot of our anxiety,” said Sahni.

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.

One Direction Electrifies Manila’s SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds With HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Amps

PASAY, Philippines — They may be named One Direction but the pop boy band is heading to stadiums everywhere as they continue their unstoppable success with their “On the Road Again” tour. One Direction thrilled their fans in the Philippines during two recent sold-out appearances at the 20,000-seat SM Mall of Asia open grounds in Pasay, with audio for the concerts provided by Manila tour sound contractor SoundCheck and a HARMAN Professional system featuring JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Series amplifiers.

SoundCheck was a logical choice for the events, having provided live sound reinforcement for previous SM Mall of Asia shows and other major concerts and artists in the Philippines for more than 20 years. The One Direction system featured 16 JBL VTX V25 line array elements per side for the main PA. The main PA system was configured to deliver plenty of low-frequency SPL, thanks to eight VTX S28 subwoofers hanging. An additional six S28 subs and six JBL VERTEC® VT4880A subwoofers per side were all ground-stacked two boxes high. Another set of eight V25 loudspeakers on each side at 35 degrees off-axis was set up for the out fills.

Eight V25 loudspeakers on each end of the stage provided out fill and eight JBL VRX932LA Constant Curvature cabinets handled front fill. Two stereo sets of delay towers with 12 V20 loudspeakers per tower completed the system. Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers powered all the V25 line arrays and S28 subs, while all the V20 arrays were driven by Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amps. JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ software was used to set up, calibrate and control the entire system.

Soundcheck had used the VTX and Crown combination with great success in the SM Mall of Asia before, and knew it would deliver exceptional sound – and overcome the high noise level of 25,000 screaming fans singing along to every word. Since adding VTX and I-Tech to the company’s inventory Jaime Godinez, Owner and Chief Engineer of SoundCheck, had come to more and more appreciate the system’s ability to deliver output, coverage and intelligibility far better than that of previous – and larger – line arrays, with a more even tonal response throughout the speakers’ coverage area.

The sound system of choice was initially in question, but having pushed for the VTX system, Godinez naturally was more than a little curious to find out how the artist’s system tech and sound engineer would feel about the system. “They got in and heard the setup well before show time and they were pretty happy that we had already had the whole system aligned and ready to go,” noting that JBL Performance Manager, their previous experience with the venue and the VTX’s rigging-friendly design made the setup process relatively easy for them.

“Fast forward to the first concert – three numbers into the show, and we know we had made the right decision,” Godinez concluded. “Even with such high stakes, with a system like VTX I knew I wasn’t taking much of a gamble.”

For more information on SoundCheck, please visit www.soundcheck.com.ph

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.

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AKG by HARMAN Partners with Guitar Center and Their At: Guitar Center Video Series to Deliver World-Class Audio for Musicians and Fans

NORTHRIDGE, California – AKG by HARMAN today announced a partnership with Guitar Center and their At: Guitar Center video series, giving musicians and fans the best sonic experience as they get an up-close-and-personal look at their favorite artists. Recorded with a variety of AKG microphones, the At: Guitar Center video series features exclusive interviews and intimate live performances from established and up-and-coming artists such as Iron and Wine, J Mascis, Jimmy Cliff, Alabama Shakes and We Are Scientists.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Guitar Center to showcase these inspiring artists,” said Karam Kaul, Director of Marketing for AKG. “Of course, music creators and enthusiasts require amazing sound quality, making AKG the perfect partner for capturing these stories and performances, and sharing them with the world.

AKG products used on the At: Guitar Center video series include:

· Legendary C414 XLS multi-pattern condenser microphones

· Best-selling C214 large-diaphragm condenser microphones

· Industry-standard D112 dynamic bass drum microphones

· Versatile C518 instrument condenser microphones

· Popular C451 small-diaphragm studio condenser microphones

· “Feedback-killing” C5 condenser vocal microphones

· Classic C535 handheld condenser microphones

· Drum Set Session 1 drum microphone set (featuring a P2 dynamic bass microphone, two P17 overhead microphones and four P4 dynamic instrument microphones)

More information on AKG’s products can be found on www.akg.com/pro

For more information on the At Guitar Center series, please visit gc.guitarcenter.com/podcast/

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.

HARMAN Martin Professional MAC Viper AirFX Lights Offer Batyr Nightclub Stellar Zoom Capabilities, Easy Programmability and Much More

NABEREZHNYE CHELNY, Russia — Nightclub and karaoke bar Batyr has everything needed to turn an ordinary evening into a remarkable experience: a high-energy environment, talented resident DJs, a fantastic sound system and HARMAN’s Martin Professional lighting equipment. In November 2014, the club’s resident lighting designer and winner of Martin’s 2013 Russian Lighting Designer Contest, Artem Sagaidak, tested a pair of Martin MAC Viper AirFX™ lighting fixtures + Quadray kits over two nights with great success.

Sagaidak first encountered the AirFXs at a Martin seminar in Moscow. As a fan of mid-air effects, he immediately wanted to test these fixtures in a club. He reached out to Martin product manager Anton Anufriey and with his support, a short-term loan was arranged for the following weekend – a disco night and a party titled “This City Does Not Sleep.” Sagaidak also regularly uses his personal M2GO™ during shows at Batyr.

“I added a pair of wash lights to the rig for versatility, which created more dynamic looks,” said Sagaidak. “Since all the devices involved offer CMY color mixing, they naturally complemented each other.”

Sagaidak’s lighting those two nights provided a memorable experience for partygoers and impressed Batyr’s management team, which is considering purchasing AirFXs for temporary installation.

Sagaidak is particularly pleased with the fixtures’ zoom capabilities. “MAC Viper AirFXs are effective in both programming and performance,” he said. “Between the zoom, optics, and a broad array of gobos, they have everything for any venue! You can easily create unique mid-air effects or get an excellent wash light combining the wide zoom and CMY.”

Even before nightfall, when Sagaidak’s party duties begin, his fondness for the AirFX is unmistakable.

“Time slips away when programming the AirFXs,” he said. “I remember sitting down just after lunch having so much fun swapping different gobos, mixing colors in CMY, splitting beams with the prism, using the iris and zoom,” he said. “And then suddenly I realized that it was already dark outside!”

Martin equipment

· MAC Viper AirFX, 2 x pcs.

· M2GO, 1 x pc.

· Jem AF-1 MkII, 2 x pcs.

· Magnum Club Smoke System, 1 x pc.

For more information on Batyr, please visit http://batyr.club

For more information on lighting designer Artem Sagaidak, please visit http://vk.com/id202370215 and https://www.facebook.com/artemiy.smith?fref=ts

For more information, please visit: www.martin.com

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: www.martin.com.

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.
 

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