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The Vanderbilt Commencement Ceremony Production, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Nic Dugger of TNDV about the setup and coverage of the Vanderbilt commencement ceremony for big screen presentation and a live webcast in HD for the first time. Dugger details the camera setup for the outdoor event and for the rain location in the university gymnasium. He also mentions recent developments and coming events for TNDV in Nashville.
Links of interest:
TNDV in Nashville, with HD and 4K production trucks
The Vanderbilt University Commencement 2014 ceremony
Hitachi HD5000 cameras used on TNDV’s Inspiration truck for the event

AptoVision: Behind the Chipset

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles discusses signal distribution and extension technology with Kamran Ahmed, CEO and co-founder of Montreal based AptoVision, about its BlueRiver technology and FPGA-based chipsets. Kamran outlines the basic technology including the BlueRiver Engine, Adaptive Clock Re-Synchronization and the BlueRiver 100, 200 and NT chipsets. The company is positioning itself as an alternative to HDBaseT for enabling HD and ultra-HD signal transmission over off-the shelf networking components.
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The Sound System Layout of Suffolk Theater

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles explores the complete renovation of the Suffolk Theater and the new Renkus-Heinz sound system designed by A.D.R. Studios of Irvington, N.Y. Company president Stuart Allyn details the sound system layout, delay settings, the selection of components, and the steps taken to make the speaker enclosures match the classic room décor.
Links of interest:
• A.D.R. Studios in Irvington, New York
• Renkus-Heinz PNX speakers used for the main room system
• Renkus-Heinz TRX speakers used for the secondary surround system
• The Crestron Digital Media (DM) system used in the Suffolk Theater
• Symmetrix Radius DSP installed for the project (Suffolk’s is 36 x 24)

Courthouse Audio, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Bobby Harper of ACIR Pro in Mays Landing, New Jersey about a complete sound system renovation at the Township of Evesham Courthouse based on the Yamaha MTX5-D processor and EXi8 input extender. Bobby discusses the timeframe on the job, the installation of the speaker system, microphone control, and the support from Yamaha Commercial Audio.
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A Massive Installation: Purdue University’s New Rec Center, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Clinton Wimberly of Inter Technologies Corporation (ITC) about its installation of a facility-wide sound system that includes18 Biamp AudiaFLEX units in the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center at Purdue University. Clinton explains how the automatic ambient noise compensation function works and discusses the Crestron control for the system.
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Courthouse Audio, Part 1

Show 112-1

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Bobby Harper of ACIR Pro in Mays Landing, N.J. about a complete sound system renovation at the Township of Evesham Courthouse based on the Yamaha MTX5-D processor and EXi8 input extender. Bobby discusses the mic replacement, the MTX5-D GUI, the Dugan automixing card and the four-zone mix minus he set up to maximize gain before feedback in the courtroom.
Links of interest:

Listen to part two>>

A Massive Installation: Purdue University’s New Rec Center, Part 1

Show 111-1

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Clinton Wimberly of Inter Technologies Corporation (ITC) about their installation of a facility-wide sound system that includes18 Biamp AudiaFLEX units in the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center at Purdue University. Clinton outlines the initial steps of the project involving the wiring of the system over the very large building.
Links of interest:

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Live Mixing Know-how from Buford Jones, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his talk with Buford Jones, tour liaison manager with Meyer Sound, about mixing live sound at the front-of-house console. Jones discusses controlling monitor levels during sound checks and live performances, and he comments on various instruments that are challenging to mix in live sound. He also stresses the importance of good communication between FOH mixers and the artists with whom they work.
Links of interest:

Part one>>

Inside Summer NAMM 2014, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his talk with Pete Johnston, supervising producer and technical director of special events for the National Association of Music Merchants. Johnston goes into the details of what he does while the Summer NAMM show is in progress, coordinating all of the technical elements on intercom, on radio and on foot. He also explains what it’s like working with well-known performers doing sound checks in the early morning and working with a new Clear-Com system.
Links of interest:

Part 1>>

Live Mixing Know-how from Buford Jones, Part 1

Show 110-1

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Buford Jones, tour liaison manager with Meyer Sound, about mixing live sound at the front-of-house console. Jones’ live sound mixing career spans decades and he has mixed with the world’s top musical performers. They discuss setting up an initial house mix, working with poor room acoustics and how techniques have changed for mixing on today’s linear, low-distortion PA systems. He also comments on mistakes he sees most frequently made by inexperienced FOH sound people.
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Part two>>

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The SVC Blogcast encompasses the podcasts Houses of Worship AV, Corporate AV, and Networked AV. In the Houses of Worship AV podcast, ministers of media, sound, lighting and video experts, and technology manufacturers share best practices and installation secrets. Corporate AV focuses on audiovisual installation within corporate environments such as boardrooms, meeting rooms, training centers, and corporate lobbies. Networked AV covers the challenges of moving professional audio, video, and control signals across the entire signal distribution chain from source to destination.

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