Archive for October 29th, 2013

NOV. 5TH PBS JIMI HENDRIX AMERICAN MASTERS SPECIAL FEATURES ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS PROFILE

NEW YORK: On Tuesday, November 5th at 9PM, PBS American Masters Series will premiere Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin,’ a 2-hour biography of the iconic guitar hero. In addition to rare performance footage and interviews with Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Lou Adler and other music industry notables, the program will highlight the compelling history of Electric Lady, Hendrix’s personal recording studio. Still cranking out hits 43 years after opening it’s doors on West 8th Street, in the heart of NYC’s Greenwich Village, ELS was conceived by Hendrix’s producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, and designed by Walters-Storyk Design Group co-founder/architect/acoustician John Storyk, both of whom provide personal reminiscences of working with Jimi on the creation of Electric Lady. For a preview of this not-to-be missed program, please visit:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/jimi-hendrix/electric-lady-studios/2735/

Photo: John Storyk (left) with Eddie Kramer at the original entrance to Electric Lady Studios. Please credit photo by Howard Sherman

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Walters-Storyk Design Group has designed over 3000 media production facilities in the U.S., Europe, the Far East and Latin America. WSDG credits range from the original Jimi Hendrix Electric Lady Studio in Greenwich Village to NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center performance complex, broadcast facilities for The Food Network, CBS and WNET, over twenty teaching studios for The Art Institutes around the US, and corporate clients such as Hoffman La Roche. Recent credits include Jungle City, NY’s major new destination studio; private studios for Green Day, Jay-Z, Timbaland’s Tim Mosley, film composer Carter Burwell, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys. WSDG principals John Storyk (an adjunct professor at Berklee College,) Beth Walters, Sergio Molho and Dirk Noy lecture frequently at universities and industry events, and contribute regularly to industry publications. WSDG has collaborated with such noted architects as: Frank O. Ghery (Novartis Campus,) Rafael Vignoly (Jazz at Lincoln Center,) Norman Foster (El Aleph,) Oscar Niemeyer (CAMG,) Phillipe Stark (Faena Hotel,) Grimshaw (Zurich Airport,) and Santiago Calatrava (Berklee Valencia.) WSDG is a seven time winner of the prestigious TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/Facility Design, including 2012 for NY’s Jungle City. WSDG maintains offices in NY, SF, Miami, Buenos Aires, Belo Horizonte, Basel, Beijing, Barcelona, Mexico City and Mumbai.

Moogfest and Moog Music announce 4th Circuit Bending Challenge

Some Soldering Required*

ASHEVILLE, NC – October 29, 2013Moog Music was born when a young Bob Moog, started tinkering with electronic circuitry. As a boy, Moog built small radios, amps, and theremins in his basement workshop with his father and the rest is history. This experimentation with the inner workings of electronic devices to create new sounds and effects has been developed into an art form known as circuit bending.

Circuit bending is a creative medium that combines technology, sonic artistry and creativity. By altering the internal circuitry of electronic devices such as keyboards, drum machines, and children’s toys, circuit benders are able to produce new sounds not intended in the original design.

In celebration of this creative curiosity that fueled a young Bob Moog and all of those that follow in his footsteps, Moog is sponsoring its 4th annual circuit bending contest.

This year, Moog’s circuit bending contest is challenging entrants to take a battery powered device and circuit bend it into an instrument capable of creating new and unique sounds for a total budget of $70 or less.

Entrants will create and post videos on YouTube featuring their completed instruments and documenting the process of their creation. Moog will select three finalists and invite them to showcase their creations at Moogfest in April of 2014 where Moog’s judges and the general public will decide a winner of the contest.

Grand Prize: Moog Sub Phatty & Two Passes to Moogfest 2014
2nd Place: Moog Slim Phatty & Two Passes to Moogfest 2014
3rd Place: Moog Minitaur & Two Passes to Moogfest 2014

More information on the contest and a full list of rules for entries can be found at www.moogfest.com/circuit-bending.

Stay updated on Moogfest through www.moogfest.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/moogfest.

*Actually, soldering isn’t required. You can use any medium you wish in order to bend your device including (but not limited to) bubble gum, bottle caps, foreign currency, used chopsticks, unicorn hair, or a really cool hat.

About Moogfest:

Since 2004, Moogfest has been a gathering for the musicians that worked closely with Bob and his instruments. In 2014, Moogfest is amplifying its vision and becoming a 5-Day event dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music. Moogfest honors the inventiveness of Bob Moog and the legacy of the analog synth with an experimental line up of daytime conference programming and landmark nightly performances. Moogfest takes place April 23-27th, 2014 in downtown Asheville, NC. To learn more, visit www.moogfest.com.

About Moog Music:

Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. The company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer, Dr. Bob Moog. The company hosts Moogfest, a five-day festival celebrating the intersection of music and technology in honor of Moog’s innovative spirit. All of Moog’s instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of downtown Asheville, NC. To learn more, visit www.moogmusic.com.

Lowell Manufacturing Adds Deep Profiles to Wall-Mount Rack Series

— New 28- and 32-inch-deep racks for LWR Series —

PACIFIC, MO, October 28, 2013 — Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional A/V products for more than 65 years, has expanded its LWR Series of wall-mount racks to include two deep profiles—28” and 32”—for applications requiring greater depth for electronics and accompanying cables and wiring. These deeper-profile wall racks feature the time-saving sectional design that allows the backbox to be sent to the job site while the cabinet (mounting section) is filled at the shop.

LWR Series Features:

Heavy duty, swing-open, sectional rack (load capacity to 300 lbs.)
Backbox: 10” square opening in rear, removable knockout panels, lacing points, and provisions to attach board-mounted accessories. Two side locks keyed differently than (optional) front door.
Cabinet (mounting section): 1-pr. adjustable mounting rails, integral rails in top and bottom, vented sides, and knockouts.
Four depths: 19”, 23”, 28”, 32” (varied heights)
Made in USA with 100% certified US steel

For more information, please visit www.lowellmfg.com or e-mail Lowell at sales@lowellmfg.com.

Broadcast Networks Strengthens Management Team By Appointing Malcolm Robinson

Systems integration specialist Broadcast Networks has strengthened its management team, focus and skillset by appointing Malcolm Robinson as Director – Media & Broadcast Solutions.

A skilled broadcast executive and engineer who gained operational knowledge through experiences with CNN International, NEP Visions and Cine Video, Malcolm brings a wealth of technical knowledge and industry insight to Broadcast Networks. He joins the company from Sony PSE where, as General Manager for Live Production Solutions, he was responsible for the design and build of more than 200 Outside Broadcast vehicles and studios.

Innovation is always a key element to broadcasting and while at Sony Malcolm developed the team bringing leading-edge technologies to market. He was central to the development of HD, 3D and recently 4K into the outside broadcast environment.

Commenting on his appointment, Malcolm says: “Broadcast Networks has always been a strong brand and one I am well acquainted with, having previously subcontracted many Sony Live Production projects to its highly experienced team of solution architects and project managers. Their passion for innovation and customer satisfaction has always set them apart, so I am thrilled to be joining the company as it undergoes major expansion to secure its position as a leading integration partner. These are exciting times – for us and our customers.”

“The broadcast market is evolving to accommodate innovative technologies and new business models. Now, more than ever, broadcasters and media companies value partners who can help them implement game-changing ideas,” says Tom Haye, Managing Director Broadcast Networks. “We’re delighted that Malcolm is joining our team to help align our people, processes and the latest technology so that we can help customers win in this increasingly complex arena.”

As a systems integrator with more than 25 years’ experience, Broadcast Networks has a proven record in the delivery of high-quality broadcast and digital media systems to an international client base. The company specialises in fixed and mobile solutions including live production and studio systems; broadcast infrastructure, transmission and content distribution systems; Outside Broadcast and Satellite News Gathering vehicles. Clients include Chellomedia, News International, UPC, NBC Universal, Bloomberg Television, ITV and OB Team in Norway. Broadcast Networks has recently announced a strategic partnership with IEC Group and investment which will drive the expansion of its operations and capabilities.

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About Broadcast Networks
Broadcast Networks is a UK-based Systems Integrator with over 25 years’ experience in delivering solutions to clients the world over, including national broadcasters and global media organisations. From live production systems and OB vehicles, studios and broadcast infrastructure, satellite uplinks to content distribution, the company offers totally integrated and innovative solutions. With a highly experienced and knowledgeable team of solution architects and project managers, a flexible approach and a real commitment to customer service, Broadcast Networks works closely with organisations to meet their business and operational objectives and to deliver game-changing ideas.
Learn more: www.bcnet.co.uk

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