Audio Production – Borealnet http://borealnet.org/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:43:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://borealnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-150x150.png Audio Production – Borealnet http://borealnet.org/ 32 32 Ashdown Engineering launches new Meters headphones at CES https://borealnet.org/ashdown-engineering-launches-new-meters-headphones-at-ces/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 21:22:00 +0000 https://borealnet.org/ashdown-engineering-launches-new-meters-headphones-at-ces/ Ashdown Engineering is a UK audio company known for manufacturing professional audio equipment, including bass guitar amps used by artists such as U2 and Foo Fighters. The company switched to personal audio in 2021 with its Meters on-ear headphones in 2021 and is launching a series of new consumer products at CES in 2022, including […]]]>

Ashdown Engineering is a UK audio company known for manufacturing professional audio equipment, including bass guitar amps used by artists such as U2 and Foo Fighters. The company switched to personal audio in 2021 with its Meters on-ear headphones in 2021 and is launching a series of new consumer products at CES in 2022, including its first in-ear headphones.

Linx Meters

The Ashdown Meters Linx ($ 175) are true wireless headphones that can be paired with a pair of desktop speakers, also known as Linx ($ 116). Headphones and speakers can also be purchased as a set (pictured above) for $ 289.

The Linx headphones connect via Bluetooth 5.0 and come with a charging case featuring Ashdown’s iconic illuminated VU meter that responds to music in real time. The in-ear headphones have lithium-ion batteries and can work for 6 hours with an additional 24 hours charge through the case.

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The Meters Linx headphones feature balanced frames and dynamic 7mm drivers.

The Linx uses a custom designed balanced frame coupled to a dynamic 7mm driver. They use the same Qualcomm aptX Adaptive codec as the Meters OVC-1-B-Connect, Ashdown’s flagship on-ear Bluetooth headset.

Touch controls on the left and right headphones allow the user to control play / pause, volume up / down and skip a track. A built-in motion sensor detects when the headphones are in use, helping to conserve battery life.

Linx speakers connect automatically when the headphones are placed in their case. The speakers have a range of 10 meters (about 33 feet) and three hours of playtime with a charge. Linx in-ear headphones and speakers both have an IPX5 waterproof rating.

Novu-M-Ear Meters

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The Meters Nov-M-Ear wired headset uses 10mm drivers and is rated at 32 Ohms

Ashdown’s Meters Novu-M-Ear wired headphones ($ 29) use 10mm drivers rated at 32 ohms inside their alloy cases. The company claims they’re designed to boost bass without sacrificing clear highs and detailed mids. They come with a 1.2 meter (approx. 4 feet) anti-tangle device that has an adjustable leather clasp to prevent it from getting in the way of the user. An in-line microphone with a push-to-talk button is provided for answering and ending calls. There is also a zippered hard case for storage.

The manufacturer is also showing three on-ear headphones at CES.

OV-1-B-Connect Pro meters

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The Meters OV-1-B Pro supports the aptX HD Bluetooth codec to deliver high-resolution 24-bit wireless audio.

The Meters OV-1-B-Connect Pro noise canceling headphones ($ 360) promise 24-bit wireless high-definition audio performance, thanks to Qualcomm’s aptX HD Bluetooth technology. Each earbud also features Ashdown’s signature working meters that respond to the music signal in real time.

The headphones feature a 50mm dome speaker and 32 ohm impedance. The sensitivity is rated at 94db / w / m. The Meters Connect smartphone app features five-band parametric EQ so that the listener can tailor the experience to the style of music and personal preferences.

Battery life is 16 hours listening and 22 hours standby. The headphones come with a protective hard case and a 1.5 meter cable with an in-line mic. OV-1-B-Connect Pro meters are now available in black or anthracite finishes.

Novu-1 meters

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The NOVU-1 Meters are designed as reference headphones for studio use.

The Meters Novu-1 ($ 89) are closed-ended wired headphones that Ashdown says are designed to withstand blows in a professional audio environment. They have easily replaceable cables and ear pads.

The company touts the headphones’ precise sound reproduction in a studio environment. They feature 50mm drivers with an audio frequency band of 16-20,000Hz and a maximum input power of 200mW.

They come with a 3 meter detachable cable with a 1/8 inch plug and a 1/4 inch adapter. Images of Ashdown’s iconic VU meters are printed on the side of each ear cup.

OV-1-B Jamaica Soundsystem Artist Edition Meters

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Ashdown Engineering has partnered with the Trjan Jamaica label to design the limited edition Meters OV-1-B Jamaica Soundsystem Artist Edition.

Finally, Ashdown has teamed up with the Trojan Jamaica label to create a personalized Jamaica Soundsystem edition of their OV-1-B closed-back headphones. Musicians Zak Starkey and Sharna “Sshh” Liguz are partners of the label, which was founded in 2019 and is now home to classic artists such as Toots and the Maytals, Big Youth, Freddie McGregor and U-Roy.

The Jamaica Soundsystem headphones ($ 330) are a special edition limited to a production of just 500 units. They incorporate all the functionality of the standard Meters OV-1-B headphones. Each headset is equipped with built-in light and functional meters. The Meters Connect smartphone app allows users to control the color and brightness of the meter lighting.

There is a black and gold design for this edition. Jamaica Soundsystem is printed on the left ear cup and a Trojan Jamaica logo next to the headband. The right side features a Meters logo.

The headphones include automatic noise cancellation and tactile buttons for controlling volume, skipping tracks, and answering calls. They have 16 hours of autonomy. There are 40mm drivers, an impedance of 32 Ohm @ 1Khz and a frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz.

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The campaign asks the January 6 rioters: “What if they were black? “ https://borealnet.org/the-campaign-asks-the-january-6-rioters-what-if-they-were-black/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 14:13:32 +0000 https://borealnet.org/the-campaign-asks-the-january-6-rioters-what-if-they-were-black/ CREDITS Client: Courageous Conversation Global FoundationCampaign name: what if they were black?Agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners Client: Courageous Conversation Global FoundationChairman of the Board, Courageous Conversation Global Foundation (CCGF): Glenn E. SingletonExecutive Director, Courageous Conversation Global Foundation (CCGF): Andrea JohnsonProgram Director, Courageous Conversation Global Foundation (CCGF): Madame Athena Chang Agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners CreativeCreative […]]]>
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Client: Courageous Conversation Global Foundation
Campaign name: what if they were black?
Agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Client: Courageous Conversation Global Foundation
Chairman of the Board, Courageous Conversation Global Foundation (CCGF): Glenn E. Singleton
Executive Director, Courageous Conversation Global Foundation (CCGF): Andrea Johnson
Program Director, Courageous Conversation Global Foundation (CCGF): Madame Athena Chang

Agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Creative
Creative Director: Margaret Johnson
Creative Director: Anthony O’Neill and Rony Castor
Associate Creative Director: Wes Dorsainvil
Artistic Director: Shantice Edwards
Editor: Alex Petosa

Account Services
President: Derek Robson
Account Director: Tom Powers
Account manager: Rachel Diaz

Public relations
Communications Director: Meredith Vellines

Brand and communication strategy
Partner, Head of Brand Strategy: Bonnie Wan
Partner, Head of Communication Strategy: Christine Chen
Brand Strategist: Darien Ahn
Senior Communications Strategist: Drew Forrest
Senior Research Strategist: Nancy Parrott
Junior Research Strategist: Whitney Thomas
Junior Brand Strategist: Ezana Ataklti

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Casandra Burrell, @TheAirbrushGoddess

Production
Co-production manager: Leila Gage
Main Print Producer / Art Buyer: Noah Dasho
Producer: Jack Sloman
Content Creation Coordinator: Hanna Hegnell

Post production
Editorial and audio: Elevel
Elevel Post-Production Director: Michael Damiani
Editor-in-Chief: David Sullivan
Photographer: Emilio Diaz

Print production:
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Business affairs
Director of Commercial Affairs: Judy Ybarra


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CES 2022: All the news from the world’s largest technology fair https://borealnet.org/ces-2022-all-the-news-from-the-worlds-largest-technology-fair/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 16:09:37 +0000 https://borealnet.org/ces-2022-all-the-news-from-the-worlds-largest-technology-fair/ CES 2022 is almost underway and Las Vegas is about to get out of date with the return of the spectacular tech consumer in person! Officially kicking off on Wednesday, January 5, the Consumer Electronics Show gives us a look at the types of gadgets you can expect to get this year – and in […]]]>

CES 2022 is almost underway and Las Vegas is about to get out of date with the return of the spectacular tech consumer in person!

Officially kicking off on Wednesday, January 5, the Consumer Electronics Show gives us a look at the types of gadgets you can expect to get this year – and in some cases a glimpse into the future.


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The “sources” will no longer speak for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex https://borealnet.org/the-sources-will-no-longer-speak-for-the-duke-and-duchess-of-sussex/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 20:30:00 +0000 https://borealnet.org/the-sources-will-no-longer-speak-for-the-duke-and-duchess-of-sussex/ Anonymous ‘friends’ have long spoken of the Duke and Duchess, with some true associates doing so in an attempt to protect Meghan from what they saw as unfair cover elsewhere. His recent lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday grew out of a handwritten letter to his father first revealed by anonymous friends in People magazine […]]]>

Anonymous ‘friends’ have long spoken of the Duke and Duchess, with some true associates doing so in an attempt to protect Meghan from what they saw as unfair cover elsewhere.

His recent lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday grew out of a handwritten letter to his father first revealed by anonymous friends in People magazine in the United States.

The article saw five friends tell “the truth” about the Duchess in February 2019, after a series of articles alleging she had behaved badly at the palace.

“Forget about who she’s married to – she was royalty from the day I met her,” one said. “The way she behaves, interacts with people, is the way you would expect a real royal to behave. She personifies elegance, grace, philanthropy.”

Another said, “She can make a five-star meal with the garbage in your fridge.”

After Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born in 2019, a source told Harper’s Bazaar magazine: “The baby is the most peaceful and placid child you have ever met. They are so proud but probably quite relieved to have taken out the photos… They are rather tired!

And when his little sister Lilibet arrived earlier this year, a source told US Weekly, “Harry adores Lili and loves reading her stories before bed and rocking her to sleep. Every day becomes happier.”

Some anonymous sources have already provided information which has proven to be a true reflection of what the Duke and Duchess think.

Earlier this year, the Court of Appeal heard details of an email the Duchess sent to Jason Knauf, then her communications secretary, in which she provided a note before he spoke to her biographers .

He said, in part: “The Queen offered Windsor, which the couple gratefully accepted.” They are also very happy to have the space and privacy that Windsor offers. Being able to take long walks, etc.

The published book, Finding Freedom, included the passage: “’As a place to raise a child, it’s really lovely,” said a trusted confidant of Meghan.

“They could open their door and have all these private gardens. They both felt that it would be a really good thing for their child to be there, to go for private walks.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were previously represented by their own press secretary at Buckingham Palace and before that at Kensington Palace, before leaving the family working for a new life in California.

They now employ a team to manage their nonprofit Archewell Foundation, which has commercial television and audio production branches to work on their content for Netflix and Spotify.

The team includes Executive Director James Holt, who was promoted from their Press Officer, Global Press Officer Toya Holness and Head of Communications Christine Schirmer.


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Faster Than Sound: A Year’s Headlines in Limbo: A Flurry of Industry Activity in an Intermittent Reopening Scene – Music https://borealnet.org/faster-than-sound-a-years-headlines-in-limbo-a-flurry-of-industry-activity-in-an-intermittent-reopening-scene-music/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 05:48:55 +0000 https://borealnet.org/faster-than-sound-a-years-headlines-in-limbo-a-flurry-of-industry-activity-in-an-intermittent-reopening-scene-music/ Gary Clark Jr. at the Moody Amphitheater in Waterloo Park in August (Photo by David Brendan Hall) Austin’s music has spent much of the year in limbo, and here we are again – holding our breath as a handful of sets and events cancel each other out because of Omicron. Rather than being defined by […]]]>

Gary Clark Jr. at the Moody Amphitheater in Waterloo Park in August (Photo by David Brendan Hall)

Austin’s music has spent much of the year in limbo, and here we are again – holding our breath as a handful of sets and events cancel each other out because of Omicron. Rather than being defined by an album or show, the local music headlines of 2021 crawl to the beat of national events.

When COVID raged, concerts were canceled, a tedious continuum, over and over again. When an unprecedented frost hit Texas in February, musicians and production workers distributed essential supplies. In April, as vaccines became available, an advocacy group Austin Texas Musicians musicians dosed at Pershing while Austin Musicians’ Health Alliance vaccinated limbs inside Emo’s.

Just in time for the fall of a largely maskless live touring economy to return, many big clubs have struck a ceasefire with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission under sliding protocol: concerts require recent negative COVID-19 tests in all areas and accept proof of vaccination as an alternative, always mentioning the cards in second position in the infographic.

The year of limbo conformed to a quote provided by ACL Live at the Moody Theater General manager Colleen Fischer in March, speaking of rescheduled tours: “It’s a moving target, unfortunately. We do our best to navigate it. We continue to move shows. We continue to book shows. “

Former Music Lab location in Saint-Elme (Photo by John Anderson)

Lost musical spaces

Lost music venues of the year include the BARN on Brodie Lane, the Parish, Dry Creek Café and Boat Dock, and Hazelnut amphitheater (whose owners plan to open a new Round Rock concept). Otherwise, 2021 also closed Groover’s Paradise Record Store, the hi-fi paradise Sound gallery, and Music labthe final location of St. Elmo. An indicator of Elon muskthe growing presence of in Austin, this latest beloved music incubator has become a You’re here showroom and service center.

Asked about the viability of operating a rehearsal space, the secretary of the Music Lab Joe cabela said to the Chronicle: “I think it would be difficult within the city limits. The cost of construction and the market rents make it difficult.”

The parish abruptly closed in October after the owner Matt reppert changed locks and boarded up windows without warning, according to a lawsuit filed by the owners. Seeking more than a million dollars in damages, the lawsuit alleged that the owner “had instigated a plot to requisition the business”. By the lake, Dry Creek Cafe threw one last Halloween party after its longtime owner Jay “Buddy” Reynolds sold the 68-year-old dive bar, despite fan rallying.

Inside the Concourse project in September (Photo by John Anderson)

An influx of openings

With the re-emergence of live music, an influx of new venues has made debuts delayed by the pandemic. The cavernous Competition project started booking big names in dance and electronics near the airport in June. Public green space during the day and a room for 5,000 people at night, Waterloo Park‘s Moody Amphitheater started hosting major tours in August, working with promoters C3 presents.

In other opening updates, Long-term salon established a second location at 1910 E. Cesar Chavez, formerly Stay Gold. Captain Quackenbush’s Cafe opened a 100-seat venue in the former South Austin site house Strange drink. Dance club with murals Outer Heaven nightclub occupies 1808 E. 12th, which once housed dozen street and Club 1808.

Right next to Burnet, North Austin stop Love wheel discs open in April under the ownership of Mike Nicolai, known as the longtime sound engineer at Hole in the wall. The breweries also provided top-notch outdoor stages, including increased bookings to Central machinery works and Meanwhile the brewing.

Astromonde impacts

ScorePlus, an Austin-based production and promotion company owned by Living country, has come under scrutiny following the Astromonde Festival tragedy in Houston. Considered one of the deadliest concerts in US history, the event left 10 people dead and dozens injured. A state task force headed by Texas Bureau of Music Director Anthony brendon – including safety experts, police and fire officials, state agencies like TABC, and unspecified leaders in the music industry – began meeting to produce a report on the safety of concerts.

The virtual avenue of congresses designed for SXSW Online

Who owns Austin Industry?

Following a virtual edition of the flagship festival in March, South by South-West announced a major new investor in April. Owners of Rolling stone, Billboard, Variety, and more, media umbrella P-MRC took a 50% stake in the Austin company. The partnership solidified finances while the CEO of SXSW Roland swenson called “an incredibly difficult time for small businesses, including SXSW”.

Austin’s Keeled scales in partnership with the important Illinois footprint Polyvinyl in May, opening of a joint local office. By purchasing a 25% stake in the local brand, Polyvinyl takes care of direct fulfillment of consumer orders, while Keeled Scales retains creative control. And in June, members of the concert promotion team behind Margin Walker and Transmission events launched a new events company Resonate present below Graham williams‘ ownership.

The places have also changed hands: Ryman Hospitality Properties, owners of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Olé Opry, renewed its plans to acquire the flagship Austin site ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Spider House Ballroom renamed just “The ballroom“under a new owner by Chris Boulanger, owner of from Arlo herbal restaurants.

The end of a 10-year management contract between KUT / KUTX and UT-Austin leads to the dismissal of Cafe Cactus director Matt Muñoz and executive assistant Amy Chamblesse. The venue has been reduced to anecdotes, open mics, and less than a dozen artists booked this fall semester, mostly hosted by a group of students Events + Entertainment.

Funding of local and federal sites

After lobbying throughout 2020, local and federal site relief has been rolled out this year. The city of Austin created Preservation of live music venues The fund has allocated $ 5 million to local concert halls as part of COVID-19 relief efforts. As part of the emergency funding for Phase 1, 74 local sites received upfront payments of $ 20,000, quickly distributed through the partner city, the Long center. In phase 2 of the program, 28 clubs received larger permanent grants.

Many Austin site owners hoped the local fund would complement larger support from the Subsidy for shutter room operators – also known as Save our steps. After many delays, the Small business management awarded more than $ 11.3 billion over the summer, awarding more than $ 130 million to 108 Austin-based live music and performing arts entities. According to data released in October, the top five amounts went to UT-Austin’s Texas Performing Arts, Messina Tourism Group, South by South-West, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, and Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline.

Chencho Flores (Photo by John Anderson)

In memory

Twelve months have claimed many essential figures in Austin’s music. Alphabetically:

Nanci Griffith on the cover of The Chronicle of Austin in 2005

Austin Music Network Programmer Benjamin kent, former local spouse Chencho Flores, masterful blues guitarist Denny freemanesteemed folk and country songwriter Nanci griffithpoignant punk musician Brandon hamiltongenerous ABGB co-founder Mark Jensen, old Small Longhorn Lounge owner Ginny Kalmbach, renowned jazz drummer Scott Laningham, influential bassist Yoggie Musgrove, sound engineer who shapes the industry Rupert neve, promoter of powerful concerts /Backyard and Austin Music Room owner Tim o’connor, super harmonica Paul Oscher, psychedelic visionary /Janis Joplin group mate Powell St. John, boogie-woogie pianist Gene Taylor, pioneering music journalist Ed ward, and to top it all Broken spoke patriarch Jacques Blanc.

The last time I spoke with White, in July 2020, he reflected on the pandemic, “I don’t want this damn virus to kill live music, whether it’s country or rock or blues or whatever. It’s just a fucking shame … You can listen on TV or radio, but nothing beats being there with live music and letting the music take you where it takes you. can’t be the capital of live music if you don’t have music. It makes sense to me! “


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Amplifying the Voices of Black Southerners with Larry T. Robinson https://borealnet.org/amplifying-the-voices-of-black-southerners-with-larry-t-robinson/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 13:04:08 +0000 https://borealnet.org/amplifying-the-voices-of-black-southerners-with-larry-t-robinson/ David Plazas is the Opinion and Engagement Director for USA TODAY Network Tennessee. Kudzu is an invasive vine that has infiltrated the South, but it is also a metaphor for the elements that connect the various communities in the region. When Larry T. Robinson was traveling from his hometown of Memphis to Birmingham and then […]]]>
  • David Plazas is the Opinion and Engagement Director for USA TODAY Network Tennessee.

Kudzu is an invasive vine that has infiltrated the South, but it is also a metaphor for the elements that connect the various communities in the region.

When Larry T. Robinson was traveling from his hometown of Memphis to Birmingham and then to Atlanta, he decided to adopt his company name, KUDZUKIAN, which is an independent virtual event production company.

The goal was to amplify the voices of black people in the south because there is already so much attention on the east and west coasts.

His company has produced video and audio events, including podcasts, for national entities and municipalities. Robinson said his business focuses on leading a community as the Shelby County government.

Larry T. Robinson

In September, KUDZUKIAN produced the MEmphis Education Fund “Eradicating the Odds” Conference.

In this episode of the Tennessee Voices podcast, Robinson opened up about his journey from college chemistry to entrepreneur. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry, but when he accompanied his wife to his public relations conferences, he said he fell in love with marketing.

His company was producing digital experiences before COVID-19, but the pandemic has accelerated the pace and scope of its work.

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UC Theater Internship Program Music Alumni Success https://borealnet.org/uc-theater-internship-program-music-alumni-success/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 17:30:20 +0000 https://borealnet.org/uc-theater-internship-program-music-alumni-success/ Former interns Rebekah Gonzalez (right) and Rosy Wu work together during a lighting workshop at UC Theater. Credit: The UC Theater This story is brought to you by The UC Theater Taube Family Music Hall. The UC Theater internship program has been incredibly successful in helping young people find work in a field they love, […]]]>
Former interns Rebekah Gonzalez (right) and Rosy Wu work together during a lighting workshop at UC Theater. Credit: The UC Theater

This story is brought to you by The UC Theater Taube Family Music Hall.

The UC Theater internship program has been incredibly successful in helping young people find work in a field they love, since its launch in 2015. Over 80% of interns find work in the industry afterwards. Having graduated from a 9-month, donor-supported program called Concert Career Pathways.

We recently spoke to former students about the impact the program has had on their lives.

Rebekah Gonzalez, 2019 graduate

“When I told my high school counselor that I wanted to go to music school, he said, ‘You know, you’re very unlikely to be the next Celine Dion.’ It was the first time I had spoken this dream out loud and I immediately regretted it. Where I come from, there are only two steps to real success: becoming a doctor or a teacher.

Rebekah found refuge in the UC Theater Concert Career Pathways (CCP) program three years ago. His dream of working in the live music industry was embraced by the staff at UC Theater as they spent nine months nurturing his passion through rigorous training in the industry, alongside 21 others. interns.

As a multimedia and development intern, Rebekah gladly spent her weekends and spare time at the concert hall, working alongside industry professionals to photograph live concerts, develop and execute fundraising strategies. funds, shoot promotional videos and create compelling emails.

At the end of the program, Rebekah hadn’t just landed a job as a digital content producer at iHeartMedia, but she has also acquired a close-knit family of peers and teachers, supporting her to this day as she continues to grow in her career.

“After I graduate from the program, I finally feel like I’ve finally caught up with my dreams.

Joshua Sifuentes, 2018 graduate

Joshua Sifuentes, on stage. Credit: David Weiland

Joshua had just started the show with his eyes set on his dream career in music production. His goal was to join the union –– not only to satisfy his passion for music, but also to support his family with a personal income at the age of 18.

“My family’s money problems got to a point where they could no longer provide, so I decided to step in and start working more. Since trying to provide my family with the money they need. This is what drives me to get as many jobs as possible.

With the support of CCP, Sifuentes discovered that he didn’t need to choose between being financially stable and being happy – he could have the best of both worlds by pursuing a career in a field that brings him joy, surrounded by of a community of friends and colleagues. Since graduating from the internship program four years ago, he has held a constant position as House Manager for the La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley. He also landed jobs as a lighting technician and electrician., in collaboration with Local 16, the stage workers union.

131 trainees and growing

Over the past five and a half years, UC Theatre’s Concert Career Pathways program has guided 131 people through a rigorous vocational training program, enabling young people to break into the industry well equipped with work experience, tangible practical skills, killer resumes, and professional connections –– not to mention a whole network of supportive mentors who work to ensure that all participants get relevant employment opportunities after graduation.

After completing the program, many trainees are encouraged to continue working at the site to advance their training. Following. And they take on mentoring roles for new interns. These graduates stay because they really love the environment created at UC Theater. They are able and able to find employment elsewhere, but they stay to help build the thriving UC Theater community.

RJ Wilks, 2021 Graduate

From left to right, Cheryl Cushing, former intern and now employed at UC Theater, with graduate RJ Wilks, and Christian Lobo, front desk manager. Credit: David Weiland.

One of our recent graduates, RJ, worked as a stagehand at UC Theater and also worked at the Stern Grove Festival, Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party in San Francisco, UltraSound Audio, San Francisco Symphony, Taylor Street Production and August Hall. RJ had access to these companies through his affiliation with The UC Theater.

“Since graduating from the CCP program and working at UC Theater, I have become entangled in a large network of kind people working in the Bay Area music scene. I regularly get concerts from my production managers and support colleagues who have vouched for me and want to see me get the kind of opportunities that I’m interested in. Without the CCP program, I wouldn’t have the community and the practical tools to be a part of making the magic of live music happen. Being greeted so warmly at UC Theater only made me want to stick around to preserve the environment in which I flourished for future cohorts!

UC Theater Education Director Shakeea T. Smith spoke about RJ, “Right from the start, RJ exhibited a ‘stretch it out and grab it’ attitude. Their motivation to just be accepted into the program was unmatched. Months before applications opened, RJ reached out to our department. education to make sure they were on our radar They wanted to make sure they had a chance Once RJ accepted we learned that RJ had moved in with a friend closer to the UC Theater. shows commitment and dedication For someone who recently graduated, our program of accomplishing so much in so little time shows me that they are ready to climb this mountain and go the extra mile. RJ certainly has a bright future, RJ never ceases to amaze me.

Monica Motta, 2020 graduate

Monica Motta, responsible for community development. Credit: The UC Theater

Starting her internship two years ago, Monica Motta focused on working in production, but suddenly became passionate about fundraising. Monica rose through the ranks from development intern to associate and finally to manager.

“I never imagined that within two years of graduating from college and the CCP program, I would be carrying the title of Community Development Manager. I was nervous with each of my promotions, wondering if I was ready, but all the staff at UC Theater encouraged me and knew I could do it. UC Theater is a great place to learn and grow and it’s gratifying to see that I can now help other interns, who were like me, find their passion in the music industry. This year I’ve been able to double our monthly donors, dramatically increase show donations, and raise the most money we’ve ever had on GivingTuesday.

Over 80% of CCP graduates go on to pursue careers at other venues including Another Planet Entertainment, East Bay Center for Performing Arts, California Shakespeare Theater, The Fillmore and many more. The CCP offers attendees a diverse range of transferable skills that extend far beyond the music industry – interns are hired in jobs ranging from grant writer to set designer, teaching assistant and tour director. .

David M. Mayeri, founder and CEO of The UC Theater, launched the first CCP cohort as a pilot program known as the ‘Youth Advisory Board’, a year before opening The UC Theater, alongside the former director of education, Robyn Bykofsky. Mayeri’s goal of breaking down barriers in the music industry has come true. Graduates of the program can share their stories now and for years to come about how they are living the lives they envisioned. Passion combined with effort, diligence and patience have paid off for many Concert Career Pathways attendees.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the Concert Career Pathways program, please email Shakeea T. Smith, Director of Education at Education@theuctheatre.org. Donations to support the program can be made at The UC Theater website.

This story was written and paid for by The UC Theater Taube Family Music Hall, whose mission is to present a dynamic range of live performances to advance the appreciation of music, culture and education in the Bay Area.


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How I Spent $ 1.3 Million Trying to Bake a Cake in Farming Simulator 22 Part 2 https://borealnet.org/how-i-spent-1-3-million-trying-to-bake-a-cake-in-farming-simulator-22-part-2/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 15:00:25 +0000 https://borealnet.org/how-i-spent-1-3-million-trying-to-bake-a-cake-in-farming-simulator-22-part-2/ In the first part from my journal I was trying to bake a cake from scratch by Christmas in Farming Simulator 22, although with only two months left in the game year I had only managed to produce only eggs and strawberries while spending. .. let me check my notes … ah, yes. One million […]]]>

In the first part from my journal I was trying to bake a cake from scratch by Christmas in Farming Simulator 22, although with only two months left in the game year I had only managed to produce only eggs and strawberries while spending. .. let me check my notes … ah, yes. One million dollars.

I still need wheat to make flour, sugar beets to make sugar, and a whole bunch of milk because I need to turn some of it into butter while leaving the rest as milk. While my odds of completing a single cake seem low, at least there has been some progress in the cow department.

Milk and butter

The work of a farmer is never finished, especially when he has not even started 80% of his work. As I walk past my cow pen in a panic about everything, I see that they have in fact produced milk. Naturally, I can’t use my water tank to haul milk, so it’s time to rent another fucking tank and tow it to the farm. With 649 liters of fresh milk, I head to the dairy that I buy (for $ 70,000). I then tell him to start making butter and send that butter to the bakery, please and thank you.

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Pissed off as I am, it just keeps on doing me good to produce something from my stupid little incomplete road farm. But even though I have milk for butter, I also need more milk for plain milk, so I’m spending about $ 10,000 on more cows (this time I’m having them delivered). I now have eggs, butter and strawberries in my bakery, waiting for everything else.

Beets

In the meantime, I receive some disheartening news. After plowing a second small field on the other side of the exit ramp and renting a different planter (everything seems to need its own specialized equipment) and filling it with beet seeds, I get a notification that I don’t. can’t plant beets in October. They should be planted earlier in the year. Well, shit. Beets were my way to sugar, a fairly important ingredient in the cake. I really wanted to develop mine, but after sitting at my desk with my head in my hands for a while, I’m starting to wonder if there’s a shortcut I can take.

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I check the map for existing beet fields, and it turns out there is one right next to the baseball stadium across the highway. I know I wanted to do everything from scratch, but I’m two months before Christmas, and my cake currently consists of strawberries floating in raw eggs next to a pile of butter and I’m stress. I buy the beet field for $ 146,000, rent a giant beet harvester truck the size of an aircraft carrier for $ 24,000 and drive to the beet field.


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Artificial intelligence (AI) innovations in speech recognition are on the rise https://borealnet.org/artificial-intelligence-ai-innovations-in-speech-recognition-are-on-the-rise/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 23:30:05 +0000 https://borealnet.org/artificial-intelligence-ai-innovations-in-speech-recognition-are-on-the-rise/ voice recognition with smartphone getty The speech recognition market is growing continuously and is expected to reach USD 27.155 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 16.8% over the forecast period 2021-2026, according to Mordor Intelligence. Speech and speech recognition is a technology that helps to receive and interpret the human voice and to perform […]]]>

The speech recognition market is growing continuously and is expected to reach USD 27.155 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 16.8% over the forecast period 2021-2026, according to Mordor Intelligence.

Speech and speech recognition is a technology that helps to receive and interpret the human voice and to perform voice commands. This type of technology dramatically increases access to mobile devices and other consumer electronics due to improvements in a variety of capabilities such as network enhancement, data storage, open API integrations and more specifically artificial intelligence.

With the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual assistants, such as Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, new voice and audio solutions like Clubhouse as well as the increased use of online collaboration software like Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Cisco Webex, the demand for speech recognition software is accelerating. And we can’t forget agile innovators like TikTok, which is a video-focused social networking service owned by Chinese company ByteDance. The explosion of video and audio is increasing the value of AI-based speech recognition software solutions.

This month, I had the opportunity to interview the CEO and co-founder of Assembly.ai, Dylan Fox, a brilliant software engineer committed to helping businesses create more accurate speech recognition and transcription solutions to unlock richer insights and bring new customer solutions to market. AssemblyAI’s Speech-to-Text API is trusted by Fortune 500 companies like Dow Jones, NBC Universal, the BBC, startups, and thousands of developers around the world. The company accurately transcribes audio and video files with a simple API. Extract information such as topics, feelings, and more.

What Assembly.ai has done is open up possibilities to enable deep learning, voice and feelings (NLP experts) to be able to access a powerful platform to innovate more profitably, but also to create a community of voice and speech experts passionate about unleashing the power of our voices.

These types of technologies provide many benefits to move our world forward: increased productivity in many businesses, like in healthcare to detect depression, analyze mood (s), reduce overhead when typing Customer sales notes as an automatic transcription allows immediate rankings from zoom calls etc., helping those with speech or sight problems.

I asked Dylan Fox for a few case studies of his clients and he told me that CallRail, an innovative call tracking software, uses Assembly.ai technology to help his clients derive insightful patterns from advertisements on digital billboards and to analyze the speech patterns of calls to the rich consumer. market needs, behaviors to advance sales opportunities or help identify new product innovations. MilkVideo.com, another client, has developed a video editing tool, for marketing and sales teams looking to increase the quality, quantity and frequency of video content production, uses technology from Assembly.ai to recommend video clips that would be most valuable in increasing the target buyer’s propensity to buy.

Other pioneering companies in the fields of voice recognition include the world’s number one voice coach, Roger Love, CEO of Emotional cloud. Roger brings his depth of voice to advance emotional speech detection in more precise speech recognition analyzes, not based on natural language methods, but instead tapping into affective computational domains.

Conclusion

Our everyday world as humans relies on our greatest instrument, our VOICE to communicate, with an increase in voice / audio file recordings from our podcasts, videos, new online tools and chat bots increasingly intelligent, the world will need solutions like Dylan and his team of engineers have developed on Assembly.ai to accelerate new products and services that wish to exploit these rich repositories of speech.

You can also listen to the entire interview in podcast with Dylan Fox on Youtube here Where here

What’s important is that directors and CEOs should look at their business operations and ask themselves some of the following questions:

  1. what is our technological strategy to advance our voice recognition capabilities?
  2. how many data sources do we have that are speech compatible that could help us gain a competitive advantage?
  3. what percentage of our products and services take advantage of speech recognition features to create new communication channels?
  4. What are our competitors doing to advance voice recognition solutions in their ecosystems?
  5. how many AI-based solutions do we have leveraging voice, and
  6. do we have voice recognition skills and talents in our organization etc.

You want more information, read the key facts about the growth of the United States audio and video consumption habits market below.

According to EMarketer estimates:

  • The time American adults have spent with digital audio has recorded a 8.3% growth for a total of 1 hour 29 minutes per day.
  • Digital audio represented 11% of total media time per day for American adults in 2020 and will represent 11.7% in 2021 Where 1 hour and 34 minutes per day.
  • In 2022, the average listening time is expected to drop to 1 hour and 37 minutes per day.
  • Active digital audio listeners spent 2 hours and 5 minutes per day on audio in 2020 and will likely add an additional 5 minutes this year.
  • Over 70% of American adults listened to digital audio content at least once a month in 2020, and 91.7% of this happened via mobile.

Podcasting is a term familiar to 222 million Where 78% of the population in the United States, continuing to grow significantly and steadily as its global audience is more diverse than ever.

  • On 162 million Where 57% of US citizens over the age of 12 have listened to a podcast at least once.
  • About 116 million Where 41% of the American population listens every month.
  • Weekly podcast audiences include approximately 80 million people Where 28% of the total population of the United States over 12 years of age.
  • On average, weekly podcast audiences listen to eight podcasts or 5.1 podcast shows.


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State of the Industry – A SVG Summit Roundtable https://borealnet.org/state-of-the-industry-a-svg-summit-roundtable/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 15:38:00 +0000 https://borealnet.org/state-of-the-industry-a-svg-summit-roundtable/ As 2021 draws to a close, what is the current state of the sports production industry from a financial, crew and operational standpoint? As 2021 draws to a close, what is the current temperature for the sports production industry? We’re tackling this with experts ranging from crew to finance to operations in this panel discussion […]]]>

As 2021 draws to a close, what is the current state of the sports production industry from a financial, crew and operational standpoint?

As 2021 draws to a close, what is the current temperature for the sports production industry? We’re tackling this with experts ranging from crew to finance to operations in this panel discussion on how the pandemic has changed sports production, what it will take to economically recover, and much more.

The speech includes Program Productions President and CEO Bob Carzoli, Fox Sports SVP, technical and field operations; SVG President Mike Davies, and Josh Stinehour, Senior Analyst at Devoncroft Partners.

This conversation comes from the scene at the 2021 SVG Summit, held in New York City on December 14. The moderator is SVG Executive Director, Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer.

This episode of The SVG Podcast is sponsored by Riedel communication. Riedel Communications designs, manufactures and distributes innovative real-time networks for video, audio and communications. The German company is known for its pioneering digital audio matrix systems and multimedia networks that power broadcasts and events around the world. Visit www.riedel.net to see how their technologies can take your production to a new level.

The SVG Podcast is intended for sports video production professionals looking to keep abreast of the latest sports video production technologies and operations. The program features interviews with some of the biggest and most influential names in the sports video industry, talking about trends and topics impacting the industry.

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