Audio Mixing Consoles – Borealnet http://borealnet.org/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 09:51:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://borealnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-150x150.png Audio Mixing Consoles – Borealnet http://borealnet.org/ 32 32 Excite Audio Sale: Up to 25% Off Analog Emulations https://borealnet.org/excite-audio-sale-up-to-25-off-analog-emulations/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 08:13:37 +0000 https://borealnet.org/excite-audio-sale-up-to-25-off-analog-emulations/ OK · Source: ExciteAudio We wrote about developer Excite Audio and its plug-ins which are exciting indeed! Lifeline Console is a solid and very user-friendly analog saturation multi-tool. Lifeline Expanse emulates the sounds of real recording spaces to add professional shine with equal ease. Both plug-ins received new Apple Silicon updates and went on sale […]]]>

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We wrote about developer Excite Audio and its plug-ins which are exciting indeed! Lifeline Console is a solid and very user-friendly analog saturation multi-tool. Lifeline Expanse emulates the sounds of real recording spaces to add professional shine with equal ease. Both plug-ins received new Apple Silicon updates and went on sale for 59 euros each (instead of 68 euros). 14% off isn’t a huge discount, but it goes great with the Apple compatibility news announcement!

Excite Audio Lifeline Console and Lifeline Expanse sale

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Lifeline Console focuses on the control room side of things – more specifically, the mixer and outboard gear. Lifeline Expanse simulates the space and character of recording environments and listening equipment. Both plug-ins allow for compact gatherings of analog hardware sounds and are suitable for both novice and experienced producers. They are sold individually for 59 euros eachor together within the Lifebuoy set for 99 euros. The latter seems like a particularly solid proposition.

Lifeline console features five modules contributing to an overall analog flavor – preamp (preheat and boost) with customizable frequency response), EQ (analog circuit modeling), compressor (with auto make-up control for easy connection), modulation (band type with distortion and speed variations), and Wear (noise, artifacts and random tape, vinyl and cassette errors). So there are tons of analog overdrives for recordings that sound like, you know, a recording, as well as creative audio degradation options. That, and the styles in between depending on how you tweak the custom modules.

Vital range is a little different. Again, it has a lot of simulations, but they look more like listening equipment (speaker, monitors, consumer electronic speakers and vintage IR). You can give character or hear your tracks sound through emulations of small phone and laptop speakers, guitar speakers, larger studio monitors, and studio gear like cassette mics or 8-track tape. The latest update adds 25 new presets across all categories, along with visual optimizations for an improved user experience.

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XONE: K2- The sleek and slim controller from Allen & Heath https://borealnet.org/xone-k2-the-sleek-and-slim-controller-from-allen-heath/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 13:50:24 +0000 https://borealnet.org/xone-k2-the-sleek-and-slim-controller-from-allen-heath/ XONE: K2- The sleek and slim controller from Allen & Heath For more than half a century, British society Allen and Heath is known worldwide for making some of the best mixing consoles on the market. They’ve gone from hand-built units for Genesis, Pink Floyd and The Who to working with modern superstars like Lewis […]]]>

XONE: K2- The sleek and slim controller from Allen & Heath

For more than half a century, British society Allen and Heath is known worldwide for making some of the best mixing consoles on the market. They’ve gone from hand-built units for Genesis, Pink Floyd and The Who to working with modern superstars like Lewis Capaldi, Bring Me The Horizon and Billie Eilish; their pedigree could hardly be better. Besides these consoles, they have also been making some of the best DJ gear in the game for quite some time now. Recently we got our hands on the Allen & Heath XONE:K2 controller. Here’s our in-depth review of the controller.

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Features

A staple since its release a little over a decade ago, the K2 is small but mighty, packing a 4-channel sound card and over 52 hardware controls (12 analog encoders and 6 endless rotary encoders with push switch, 4 linear faders and 30 backlit performance switches) for up to 171 MIDI over 3 layers. Xone K2 is designed to work as the user intends, so all commands must be mapped manually. This can be time consuming, but it allows users to have additional control over sets and projects.

On the back of the controller you will find RCA Phono connectors, a USB connector and X:LINK input/output sockets for connection to an XONE X:LINK device. The front panel features a 3.5mm headphone jack for monitoring output.

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It contains 12 buttons and 12 buttons divided into 3 each by column, on the upper part of the interface. When it comes to DJing, assigning filter controls is an obvious choice when you spot 3 knobs in a column. Below is the “switch matrix”. There are a total of 16 (4×4) buttons below the row faders. These buttons can be used for various purposes such as triggering audio samples.

Another cool feature of the K2 is the lock layer system. The owl”Locking layers” allows you to assign a single command to multiple layers for easier use, so that a single physical command can receive up to 3 functions. This can be used in a variety of use cases, especially when performing live sets in conjunction with DAWs such as Ableton.

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The K2 is compatible with a host of audio and visual software including Ableton, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Traktor and many more. All XONE:K2 pads are also LED sensitive and can be configured to light up when a particular setting is changed. As well as packing a punch in terms of features, the K2 significantly benefits from a sleek and attractive design; it looks fantastic and, more importantly, won’t take up much space as part of your setup. It comes with a black padded case that doubles as a stand (elevating it to the same height as your typical blender), making the whole thing a beautiful marriage of fashion and function.

The K2 is not only compatible with a variety of software, but also works great when combined with other K2 controllers and XONE mixers. There are many videos available online that show creative combinations of laptops, mixers and one or more K2 controllers.

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XONE:K2 may be over ten years old now, but this little powerhouse is still as relevant and popular among DJs as it ever was. Many alternatives are now available on the market, but the hallmark quality of Allen & Heath is unmatched. However, the controller may not be suitable if you are a beginner DJ, as the mapping process can be tedious at times.

XONE:K2 is available from various online and physical retailers. Check the official Allen & Heath website to find out where you can get yours. Xone:K2 comes in a black padded hard case. The enclosure doubles as a stand, raising the K2 to the same height as most professional DJ mixers.

Retail price in the United States is $299.00 at most dealerships.

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Critical Contrast: AZEK (NYSE: AZEK) and Deswell Industries (NASDAQ: DSWL) https://borealnet.org/critical-contrast-azek-nyse-azek-and-deswell-industries-nasdaq-dswl/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 06:39:39 +0000 https://borealnet.org/critical-contrast-azek-nyse-azek-and-deswell-industries-nasdaq-dswl/ AZEK (NYSE:AZEK – Get Rating) and Deswell Industries (NASDAQ:DSWL – Get Rating) are both construction companies, but which stock is superior? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings. Analyst Notes This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets […]]]>

AZEK (NYSE:AZEK – Get Rating) and Deswell Industries (NASDAQ:DSWL – Get Rating) are both construction companies, but which stock is superior? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for AZEK and Deswell Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
AZEK 0 1 14 0 2.93
Deswell Industries 0 0 0 0 N / A

AZEK currently has a consensus target price of $29.80, indicating a potential upside of 42.86%. Given AZEK’s likely higher upside, research analysts clearly believe that AZEK is more favorable than Deswell Industries.

Volatility and risk

AZEK has a beta of 1.89, suggesting its stock price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Deswell Industries has a beta of 0.38, suggesting its stock price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of AZEK and Deswell Industries.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
AZEK 8.49% 11.08% 7.27%
Deswell Industries N / A N / A N / A

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of AZEK and Deswell Industries.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
AZEK $1.18 billion 2.74 $93.15 million $0.73 28.58
Deswell Industries $85.49 million 0.59 $8.23 million N / A N / A

AZEK has higher revenues and profits than Deswell Industries.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.5% of AZEK shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 62.3% of Deswell Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of AZEK shares are held by insiders. By comparison, 39.0% of Deswell Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

AZEK beats Deswell Industries on 10 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AZEK

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The AZEK Company Inc. engages in the design, manufacture and sale of building products for the residential, commercial and industrial markets in the United States. It operates through two segments: Residential and Commercial. The Residential segment designs and manufactures engineered exterior products, which include decking, railing, trim and moldings, and accessories under the TimberTech, AZEK Exteriors, VERSATEX and ULTRALOX brands. Its business segment manufactures engineered polymer materials that are used in various industries, including outdoor graphic displays and signage, education and leisure markets, as well as food processing and chemical industries. This segment also offers bathroom partitions, shower and dressing enclosures, lockers and other storage solutions under the Aria, Eclipse, Hiny Hiders, TuffTec and Duralife brands to schools, parks, stadium arenas, industrial facilities and retail, leisure and commercial facilities. The company was formerly known as CPG Newco LLC and changed its name to The AZEK Company Inc. in June 2020. The AZEK Company Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

About Deswell Industries

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Deswell Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells injection molded plastic parts and components, electronic products and subassemblies, metal molds and accessory parts for original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers. It operates in two segments, plastic injection molding and electronic product assembly. The company produces a range of plastic parts and components used in the manufacture of consumer and industrial products, including plastic components for electronic entertainment products, power tools, accessories and outdoor equipment; cases for flashlights, telephones, printers, scanners; parts for industrial components and interior control switches, as well as parts for audio equipment, and cases and key fobs for personal organizers and remote controls; double injection caps; parts for medical products comprised of blood testing apparatus; laser key caps; automotive components; and automatic robot plastic components. It also provides electronic products consisting of audio equipment, including digital and analog mixing consoles, amplifiers, signal processors, audio interfaces, network audio equipment and speaker enclosures; consumer audio products, such as multi-channel receiver-amplifiers and wired and wireless audio streaming products; printed circuit board assemblies; and IoT products. The Company sells its products mainly in China, the United States, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Norway, the Netherlands, Canada and internationally. Deswell Industries, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Macau.



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Wheatstone will showcase AoIP offering at IBC2022 • RedTech https://borealnet.org/wheatstone-will-showcase-aoip-offering-at-ibc2022-redtech/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 10:05:37 +0000 https://borealnet.org/wheatstone-will-showcase-aoip-offering-at-ibc2022-redtech/ Wheatstone will add more tools and routable audio elements to the IBC2022 native AoIP offering with its Power Blade 4 I/O unit and a new GSX console surface for its WheatNet-IP intelligent audio network. Blade 4 is Wheatstone’s fourth-generation WheatNet-IP I/O unit that includes routable audio processing, utility mixers, on-board software applications, and OPUS, MP3, […]]]>

Wheatstone will add more tools and routable audio elements to the IBC2022 native AoIP offering with its Power Blade 4 I/O unit and a new GSX console surface for its WheatNet-IP intelligent audio network.

Blade 4 is Wheatstone’s fourth-generation WheatNet-IP I/O unit that includes routable audio processing, utility mixers, on-board software applications, and OPUS, MP3, and AAC codecs.

GSX console surface is the latest from Wheatstone fully reprogrammable AoIP console combining software controls with touch surface and touch screen interface.

Both add to the comprehensive WheatNet-IP smart ecosystem of AoIP studio assets and third-party technology partners, which includes consoles and virtual interfaces for routable audio codecs, EQ dynamics, mixing, l Stream Provisioning and Scripting Tools.

This IBC show will also be a first for Wheatstone’s versatile MP-532 FM/AM/streaming audio processor.

Wheatstone says the MP-532 introduces new algorithms to produce even deeper bass, detailed highs and a warm, present midrange that hasn’t been possible from an audio processor until now.

The MP-532 is a versatile processor for FM, AM and streaming and includes RDS, multiplex power controller and WheatNet-IP audio network interface.

Wheatstone will be at booth 8.C91 at IBC2022, where it will also showcase its new Layers software suite which works on most basic servers to add new studios, consolidate stations and back up entire broadcast suites.

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The first official PlayStation-compatible iPhone controller is a Backbone One https://borealnet.org/the-first-official-playstation-compatible-iphone-controller-is-a-backbone-one/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://borealnet.org/the-first-official-playstation-compatible-iphone-controller-is-a-backbone-one/ Sony has tapped accessories company Backbone to create a PlayStation version of the excellent Backbone One mobile controller for iPhone, available now at Backbone and Best Buy. It gives off PS Vita vibes, except somehow Sony was okay with Backbone keeping its Xbox-like analog stick arrangement. The $99.99 controller, which can be opened to fit […]]]>

Sony has tapped accessories company Backbone to create a PlayStation version of the excellent Backbone One mobile controller for iPhone, available now at Backbone and Best Buy. It gives off PS Vita vibes, except somehow Sony was okay with Backbone keeping its Xbox-like analog stick arrangement. The $99.99 controller, which can be opened to fit iPhones as small as the 13 Mini and as big as the 13 Pro Max, comes in a new mix of white and black, as does the DualSense controller. of the PS5. Sure, it’s a more expensive workaround than tethering one of Sony’s controllers to your phone, but it’s a neater way to play PlayStation games via Remote Play, the Sony’s mobile app that streams games from your PS4 or PS5 console.

It’s priced and designed the same as the all-black 2020 Backbone One that’s still on sale, except for one big change: cross, circle, triangle, and square buttons instead of A, B, X, and Y to match play button prompts you’ll see in PlayStation games on mobile. You box use it to play games on Apple Arcade, Xbox Game Pass, and Stadia, but button prompts won’t match what’s onscreen unless a developer has programmed their game to support icon PlayStation buttons.

I spent a few hours with the PlayStation edition of the Backbone One, and it’s the same great controller as before, with comfortable grips, logical button layout, good trigger responsiveness, and handy features like the Lightning passthrough charging and a 3.5mm headphone audio pass-through port. Plus, its orange Backbone button doubles as a PS home button in Remote Play when you hold it down.

The face buttons resemble those of the DualSense.

“What PlayStation games on mobile”, you might be wondering? Unlike Microsoft, Sony doesn’t have a robust cloud-based offering for PS Plus subscribers on phones, and we may be waiting a while for Sony to deliver on one of its promises to bring multiple games from its PlayStation catalog on mobile by 2025. So, at launch, Sony and Backbone are relying on this controller as the most faithful way (outside of just pairing a DualSense to your iPhone) to play games. PlayStation games from your existing PS4 or PS5 console.

For the uninitiated, Sony’s Remote Play app for mobile lets you get started with your PS4 or PS5 games while walking around your house. It sounds good, and it is able to provide a decent experience. I could charge Tetris Effect: Connected just about anywhere and have a great time streaming over Wi-Fi at home, which is how I imagine most people can use Remote Play. Now you can also play Remote Play outside your home via LTE or 5G (if this is your first time hearing this news, you’re not alone) – although fast games like Return didn’t play so hot on LTE or even 5G for me. Your enjoyment may vary depending on your Wi-Fi hardware and network coverage.

I can overcome Remote Play latency, but there are other lingering annoyances here. Backbone’s orange button can be pressed and held to take you back to the PlayStation 5 home screen to switch games, which is awesome. However, this bypasses the toolbar which allows you to easily put the console into rest mode. So you’ll have to use the iPhone’s touchscreen to pull the virtual PS home button and access the option, or when manually disconnecting remote play, you can set the console to automatically switches to rest mode. It sounds a bit more boring than it should be. It’s also annoying that if you quit the Remote Play app – even briefly – you’ll have to log back into your console.

You could say that this PlayStation edition of Backbone’s model is Sony’s way of dipping back into the world of mobile gaming, similar to the launch of its InZone PC gaming monitor to capture some of the PC gaming market.

The release of this controller is an intriguing move, both for Backbone, a small company still riffing on its first successful product, and for Sony, which contracted a third-party company to manufacture some very official hardware in its name. I wonder if outsourcing this is going to allow Sony to release mobile games faster than if it instead pursued its own mobile controller; Sony released patents for a controller in late 2021 that looks like a split DualShock 4. And maybe having a bunch of those controllers there might ultimately convince Sony to launch a real mobile cloud gaming service.

Excited as I got myself thinking about the future, I can’t recommend current owners upgrade just to get the PS-specific buttons, unless you’re a hardcore PlayStation fan. Even for diehards, I really wonder how much you love remote play. Currently, Sony’s mobile gaming strategy outside of streaming from your console is non-existent.

Backbone has confirmed that this PlayStation edition of the Backbone One will be exclusive to iOS. The company has an Android version of One in the works, which should be released in November.

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smart design winning innovation awards at the capital https://borealnet.org/smart-design-winning-innovation-awards-at-the-capital/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 12:08:54 +0000 https://borealnet.org/smart-design-winning-innovation-awards-at-the-capital/ Smart design and ease of use combine in the all-new Capital City Church International. Reece Webb learns how Stage Audio Works delivered an Inavation Award-winning project When it comes to a demanding place of worship installation, no expense can be saving. Stage Audio Works (SAW) has been recruited to provide a complete audio visual system […]]]>

Smart design and ease of use combine in the all-new Capital City Church International. Reece Webb learns how Stage Audio Works delivered an Inavation Award-winning project

When it comes to a demanding place of worship installation, no expense can be

saving. Stage Audio Works (SAW) has been recruited to provide a complete audio visual system that

could accommodate the fluid needs of a modern church, without compromising on quality or usability for the church team with a project that won the 2022 Inavation award in the House of Worship category.

Based in Pretoria, the South African Christian church Capital City Church International (3Ci) has grown from congregations held in homes, school halls and tents to its own dedicated house of worship.

Built from the ground up with a robust and reliable AV system in mind, SAW secured the tender

early in the life of the project, collaborating with the building’s architect, Ferdi le Grange, and acoustician Bruce Gessner to provide a turnkey design for the church’s new needs.

Nathan Ihlenfeldt, Technical Director, Stage Audio Works, says: “We received a first-hand recommendation from another client we had worked with, who recommended the 3Ci team while the project was still in the planning stage. . SAW was brought on board to provide a full sound system for the church’s main hall, in addition to a custom lighting system and background music throughout the building to support the various spaces of the church. ‘church.

Key to the daily operation of the church is ease of use and flexibility for a variety of events and activities that take place at the church. SAW ensured that the technology installed in the church made the best use of staff time.

Ihlenfeldt explains: “The design was informed by experience from other projects. We have developed a combination of products and systems that work well to enable the church to free up volunteer labor. It was part of our design; the church trusted us to put the necessary system in place.

SAW brought in an acoustic engineer who designed an acoustic treatment plan for the client. “Ultimately, the church space must function as a means of transmitting the word. If you have a church with bad sound and bad acoustics, that defeats the point of having a church in the first place. Getting the sound elements right was our top priority,” adds Ihlenfeldt.

Upon entering the church, visitors are greeted by a gigantic main auditorium. With a capacity of 2,500 people, this space houses a sound system that favors sound consistency and the absence of audible gaps between each seat in the auditorium.

In the center of the main auditorium is a d&b sound system. This audio system features d&b Y8/Y12 loudspeakers arranged in left/right suspensions with support for six 10AL output networks on each side of the stage. Further support is provided by the installation of six d&b 27-A and six d&b 21S subwoofers and 30D amplifiers.

Ihlenfeldt explains, “We were able to achieve a really even frequency response and punchy SPL across the room. The combination of stacked and hanging subwoofers provided a very powerful setup.

“It’s about ensuring the directionality and quality of the product, as well as its longevity. This ensures that [the system] provides ethical use of church resources, to ensure there is long-term value. That’s why we chose the d&b system.

A Yamaha CL5 console is used for control of the sound system, providing a reliable platform for everyday church use.

Ihlenfeldt adds, “It’s a stable platform that will work for a long time, and it’s easy to use for the [church] volunteers. A modern contemporary church like this is both a rock and roll venue and an amphitheater. The building must be controlled well enough for loud, amplified music and must also have excellent speech intelligibility for the spoken portions of the service. The acoustician really struck that balance, and the room sounds amazing, providing a very neutral canvas for the sound system we installed.

Acoustic Worx acoustic panels are installed in the ceiling to provide additional sound intelligibility in the room, customized on site to reduce reverberation time and improve intelligibility. The end result is a soundscape with an impressive reverberation of less than 1.2 seconds.

The main auditorium also houses a domestic lighting installation, consisting of a custom Stage Plus RGBW lighting system. Ihlenfeldt explains: “This system is something we have been working on for a long time, to find a cost effective lighting solution for contemporary church applications. We have these fixtures built for us that are DMX controlled and convection cooled, offering warm RGBs and whites. This system is controlled from a QSC Q-SYS system which acts as a central control system for the various sites in the building. The Q-SYS system also acts as a lighting controller.

Ihlenfeldt: “We have Windows touch screens throughout the building, in public areas and elsewhere. We have also installed a fiber optic backbone, as we do on other projects, with Ethernet switches from which we can provide any service, connected to the IP network.

“Because touch screens run on Windows, they can be used for other functions. An HDMI output is included, allowing it to be used as a media player to play videos. This is useful in places such as the children’s church environment while also controlling the DSP of the system. It’s a bit more flexible than using a manufacturer-specific control interface.

The main auditorium also houses a 16×9 3.9mm PixelPlus LED display, a mechanically simple and lightweight rental product installed by K2 Innovate.

“We find that rental products have better accuracy between cabinets when you line them up. This product has been installed in a number of other churches; it does the trick as a cheap product with good image quality and grayscale,” says Ihlenfeldt.

Moving around the venue, the church has its own multi-purpose space for hosting various events, currently fitted with an old sound system from the church’s former tented facility. Eventually, this system will be replaced by a d&b system when finances permit.

There are also classrooms that are part of the Q-SYS system. Most spaces on site are equipped with touch screens for simplified local control of the system, eliminating the need to schedule volunteer training to operate the system.

Wallplates are present throughout the facility, providing a mix of line-level and Bluetooth. Ihlenfeldt says: “In the building’s multipurpose spaces, a variety of religious and outdoor events are held. The church therefore wanted to be able to pair a smartphone with Bluetooth to stream music. We have tried to include additional options for functionality outside of the typical use case within the church.

In other areas of the church, including meeting spaces and church classrooms, a mix of Audac CIRA724 in-ceiling speakers were installed alongside QSC AD-6CT in-ceiling speakers and of AD-6ST surface-mounted speakers.

Ihlenfeldt adds: “This particular project was challenging as the installation took place during the Covid-19 pandemic, so we had some issues getting the kit to site, but apart from the Covid related issues, the installation went smoothly.

“A large percentage of the work on site involved the installation of house lighting. All the lights in the house were hung individually on steel wire, so a lot of work had to be done to rappel down from the roof to put them in the right place.

The project moved quickly and was completed in three weeks, with SAW continuing to maintain a strong relationship as the church team considered further upgrades and improvements.

Ihlenfeldt adds, “We are in constant communication with the customer, almost daily, with support and new requirements. In South Africa, we play a vital role in the ongoing maintenance and high-level strategic thinking of these organizations. »

Eugene Smith, alumnus, 3Ci, concludes: “The experience has been great. The quality of the delivered holistic product is simply amazing. Sound, lighting and acoustics combine to create a truly intimate worship experience despite the size of the auditorium – everyone feels involved. People are impacted. When they walk in, they see excellence. It is far beyond anything we had dreamed of.

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Acousticworks acoustic panels

Attero Tech Bluetooth Panels

Audac CIRA724 Ceiling Speakers

d&b Y8, Y12 and 10AL, 27A-SUB and

215-SUB subwoofers, 30D amplifiers

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PixelPlus LED Display

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Windows PoE touch panels

Yamaha CL5 Digital Mixing Console

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DiGiCo’s Quantum technology unites state-of-the-art audio network in new flagship concert hall in Poland https://borealnet.org/digicos-quantum-technology-unites-state-of-the-art-audio-network-in-new-flagship-concert-hall-in-poland/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 08:09:37 +0000 https://borealnet.org/digicos-quantum-technology-unites-state-of-the-art-audio-network-in-new-flagship-concert-hall-in-poland/ DiGiCo’s Quantum technology unites state-of-the-art audio network in new flagship concert hall in Poland Poland – The recently built Cavatina Hall in Poland was designed with an emphasis on vision rather than budget and the ambition to become a historic center on the cultural map of Europe. The six-storey multifunctional site offers retail and entertainment […]]]>

DiGiCo’s Quantum technology unites state-of-the-art audio network in new flagship concert hall in Poland

Poland – The recently built Cavatina Hall in Poland was designed with an emphasis on vision rather than budget and the ambition to become a historic center on the cultural map of Europe. The six-storey multifunctional site offers retail and entertainment facilities over 9,000 m². of Class A office space, a chamber music hall, a state-of-the-art recording studio and the highlight of the construction, a 1,000-seat concert hall. The room is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, integrated into a sophisticated and extensive digital and analog audio network, streamlined and managed by DiGiCo’s elite range Quantum 338 digital consoles.

The project started in 2018, conceptualized by one of Poland’s largest real estate development companies, Cavatina Holding. Located in the town of Bielsko-Biała in southern Poland, the shell-shaped building with glass facade became an instant architectural beauty and now houses the offices of the holding company and associated companies, as well as facilities state-of-the-art entertainment.

“We can confidently say that Cavatina Hall is one of the best facilities of its type in the world, combining the commercial industry with the promotion of art in a unique and modern building”, explains Katarzyna Pytlarczyk, CEO of the Foundation. Fiducia, the administrator of Cavatina Salle. “Our goal was to provide the highest quality experience for our audience. Providing a seamless and flexible environment for any performer and any show, where equipment can be easily updated as technology evolves, was one way to achieve this goal. It is the audience that is most important to us.

With over 20 years of experience in high-level AV installations, Warsaw-based Audio Plus was appointed as the technical contractor, knowledgeable in the selection of cutting-edge technology and providing expert support throughout the design complex. The Audio Plus team was invited to participate in the project from start to finish, to ensure the successful integration of all stage technology systems.

“The concert hall has been designed for ultimate flexibility and the technology is ready for any event. All types of music can be produced perfectly, whether the hall hosts symphonic and chamber concerts or pop and rock performances,” explains Tomasz Ibrom, Installation Engineer at Audio Plus, responsible for the Cavatina installation. “When we were asked to manage the audiovisual installation, we knew that this project would not be just another installation. We wanted to design the sound technology of the future,” recalls Sylwester Wojcieszek, designer at SDST.pl, the deputy dealing with the technological design of Audio Plus.

The Cavatina team went to great lengths to ensure the correct specification, consulting the materials with the acoustics department of the Warsaw Institute of Building Technology and reviewing the design of the technology at the London office of the theater and acoustic consultants, Sound Space Vision. Therefore, the acoustics of the concert hall are mastered at the highest level and the technology follows this approach. The high-tech AV infrastructure is distilled into a hybrid digital/analog network, which runs on an Optocore fiber platform, powering an expansive L-Acoustics L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal sound system, one of the most Europe’s largest, and operated from four different sound engineer stations, manned by a pair of traveling DiGiCo Quantum 338 consoles.

“With over 40 custom-made breakout boxes, the Hall’s audio network enables the transmission of signals from anywhere to anywhere, in any existing format,” says Ibrom. “And the multiple engineered stations allow for a multitude of configuration scenarios to optimize acoustic placement and seating arrangements, depending on the occasion.

“Not only is DiGiCo the leading brand in mixing consoles and the Quantum range its most exclusive, but it is also highly compatible with a multitude of other brands in the audio chain. Quantum’s easy integration with the Optocore network and immersive L-ISA technology provides complete and simple control in what is a complex and comprehensive system design.
L-Acoustics’ L-ISA source control functionality is natively integrated into DiGiCo’s Quantum consoles, allowing L-ISA’s object-based mixing technology to be added to the console’s control surface. With L-ISA/DiGiCo integration, up to 96 input channels can be designated as L-ISA channels, each allowing the engineer to control pan, width, distance and elevation, as well as a designated auxiliary send, for any given L-ISA source object directly from the mixing console. All L-ISA settings can be stored in Quantum’s powerful snapshot engine and recalled in the same way as other console settings.

“One of the largest immersive systems in Europe, the L-Acoustics L-ISA system includes the installation of 141 remarkable loudspeakers around the room, operating in a 360-degree area. L-ISA’s seamless integration into DiGiCo consoles means sound engineers can use a familiar workflow on an industry-leading console to easily and intuitively manage the room’s expansive immersive environment,” comments Sylwester. Wojcieszek.

“The DiGiCo consoles are really at the heart of this incredible progressive audio system,” concludes Ibrom. “Not only are they undoubtedly rider-friendly, but effortless compatibility with Optocore and L-ISA ensures every event runs smoothly and cleanly. We’re proud to know that our innovative approach to design, helped by selecting today’s best technology, has established Cavatina Hall as a benchmark in concert sound.

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July 25, 2022

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Xbox Alpha Insiders Get New OS Version With Updated Controller Firmware https://borealnet.org/xbox-alpha-insiders-get-new-os-version-with-updated-controller-firmware/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 05:36:00 +0000 https://borealnet.org/xbox-alpha-insiders-get-new-os-version-with-updated-controller-firmware/ Osama Jawad Neowin @@UsamaJawad96 · July 23, 2022 1:36 a.m. EDT Before rolling out new Xbox features, Microsoft typically tests them in Insider channels, like it does with Windows. Today, the company rolled out a new OS with version (watch out, it’s a mouthful) XB_FLT_2208NI22621.1729.220720-2200. There aren’t many new features in the update, just a […]]]>

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July 23, 2022 1:36 a.m. EDT

Before rolling out new Xbox features, Microsoft typically tests them in Insider channels, like it does with Windows. Today, the company rolled out a new OS with version (watch out, it’s a mouthful) XB_FLT_2208NI22621.1729.220720-2200. There aren’t many new features in the update, just a few fixes. Check out the changelog below:

Controllers

  • A new version of the controller firmware is available for Alpha users starting today! This firmware includes the following fixes/enhancements:
    • Functionality with third-party joysticks used with the Xbox Adaptive Controller
    • Xbox Wireless and PC Bluetooth disconnects
    • Bluetooth latency when connected to a Windows PC

Implemented fixes

Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, we are happy to announce that the following fixes have been implemented for this version:

System

  • Various updates to correctly reflect local languages ​​on console.
    • Note: Users participating in the preview may see “strange” text on the console. For more information, click here.

As usual, there are a whole bunch of known issues Insiders should be aware of as well, especially since some have workarounds:

discordant voice

  • Xbox accounts cannot be linked to Discord if their owner is
  • When using the Discord Mobile app on iOS, having your default browser set to something other than Safari may prevent you from properly linking your account.
    • Workaround: Make sure your iOS device’s default browser is set to Safari, then try again.

Games

  • Some users may experience an issue where games won’t launch after using certain streaming apps. If you encounter this problem, please use Report a problem to send feedback.
    • Workaround: Restart the console and the games should launch normally.

Guide

  • We are investigating reports that the audio mixer is unable to adjust chat/game audio levels.

HDMI-CEC

  • We have received reports that HDMI-CEC is not working properly.
    • To note: Make sure your TV supports HDMI-CEC and is also enabled before submitting feedback.

House

  • Some users have reported that the icon for a title on disc does not appear on the dashboard.
  • We are investigating reports of poor performance when navigating the dashboard.
    • To note: If you encounter this issue, please submit your feedback using Report a problem and include details regarding the steps you took prior to the issue and the exact behavior you are experiencing.

My games and apps

  • Collection titles may appear incorrectly with a “trial” tag.

TV/Display

  • Some users have reported that the console displays with the wrong resolution on startup. We are aware and investigating.
    • To note: If you encounter this behavior, be sure to submit your feedback immediately via Report a problem. Please include the make/model of your TV/monitor in the description.
    • Workaround: Restarting the console via the Power Menu (holding down the Xbox button brings up the Power Menu) should resolve the issue. If not, be sure to check out the troubleshooting here, especially the section on updating your TV’s firmware.

If you encounter any other issues after updating to the new version, be sure to report them to Microsoft according to the process outlined here.

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Wheatstone supports Touch & Rich https://borealnet.org/wheatstone-supports-touch-rich/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 17:27:04 +0000 https://borealnet.org/wheatstone-supports-touch-rich/ Custom touchscreens facilitate fast network sends By RW Staff Posted: July 21, 2022 world radio Buying guide section this month focuses on consoles and mixers. Faders fly during “The Touch & Rich Show” broadcast in the morning on WBZ(FM) from Beasley, “98.5 The Sports Hub”, flagship station of the Boston Bruins, New England Patriots, Boston […]]]>

Custom touchscreens facilitate fast network sends

Posted: July 21, 2022

world radio Buying guide section this month focuses on consoles and mixers.

Faders fly during “The Touch & Rich Show” broadcast in the morning on WBZ(FM) from Beasley, “98.5 The Sports Hub”, flagship station of the Boston Bruins, New England Patriots, Boston Celtics and Revolution teams.

Of them Wheatstone LXE console surfaces, one in the chat studio and another in a control studio, the sync fader movements for the six mic positions in the chat studio.

The custom touchscreen includes sport routing – buttons on the right – programmed by Chris Penny; further routing by Dennis Knudsen.

Pictured is host Fred Toucher at the controls of the WheatNet-IP Audio Networked LXE. Studios are moving fast, with contributor streams coming in and network streams going out. The Sports Hub features custom touchscreens above the LXE consoles for quick network sends to the Westwood One syndication headend along with the appropriate automation tones and triggers.

“When they press the Patriot button, it gives them control of those triggers and that particular delay, and conversations in certain areas of the chat studio and control rooms, depending on what network they’re talking to” , said Dennis Knudsen, Beasley. Director of Boston Engineering, who did the routing backend script for Beasley Boston’s four music stations and enlisted Chris Penny’s help with Agile Broadcasting with routing scripts for the WBZ 98.5 network end .

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Fred Toucher works on the Wheatstone LXE console.

The LXE console surfaces have automated mix-minus and associated connections so that the right mix-minus, codec feedback stream, and GPIO logic follow the sources during live commentary, play-by-play or for d other inflows.

Touch and Rich are Fred Toettcher and Rich Shertenlieb. In addition to syndicating Bruins, Patriots and Celtics game stations, The Sports Hub syndicates “Toucher & Rich” nationally as its number one show dominating Boston’s ratings for male and female audiences. adult from 25 to 54 years old.

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A source for cloud-based audio broadcast production products https://borealnet.org/a-source-for-cloud-based-audio-broadcast-production-products/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 04:00:59 +0000 https://borealnet.org/a-source-for-cloud-based-audio-broadcast-production-products/ It is known for its World of Adventures Resort. And, in tech circles, Chessington is also known as the home of Audiotonixjust down the A243. Today, this south London locality adjacent to Sussex is making the news by bringing new offerings to market in its cloud-based broadcast technology area. Audiotonix claims to have developed Proof […]]]>

It is known for its World of Adventures Resort. And, in tech circles, Chessington is also known as the home of Audiotonixjust down the A243.

Today, this south London locality adjacent to Sussex is making the news by bringing new offerings to market in its cloud-based broadcast technology area.

Audiotonix claims to have developed Proof of Concept (PoC) technology that will provide the backbone for major broadcast manufacturers Calrec and Solid state logic to further develop cloud solutions based on their production workflows and unique feature sets.

Leveraging Audiotonix’s patented x86 CPU Optimal Core Processing (OCP) technology, the cloud engine runs in a virtualized Linux environment optimized for low-latency throughput, delivering real-time, deterministic audio processing and mixing.

Calrec and Solid State Logic connected control surfaces provide the familiar, ergonomic, and custom console and panel interfaces required by critical audio production. “The solution uses real-time cloud-enabled, software-defined transport protocols in I/O to provide flexible, purpose-built connections, with transport wrappers providing the necessary integrity. Contribution, distribution and monitoring feeds can be served by different interfaces, facilitating the specific requirements of each task,” the company notes.

Neil Hooper, Group Technology Officer at Audiotonix, said, “As a company, we continually strive to innovate on behalf of our customers to help them unlock growth opportunities through scaling events. , to use existing equipment more efficiently and reduce its environmental impact. With cloud-based solutions, we aim to continue this process, ensuring that our performance is as reliable and predictable as the current technologies our customers already rely on. We are also keenly aware that customers need flexibility and choice, which is why we develop our cloud solutions from the start for implementation in leading public cloud providers.

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