Wideangle – Features

Extending the reach of Fast-and-Wide through wide-ranging articles and case studies

Future Shock: Tomorrow’s TV

TV eyeNick Cohen believes that broadcast is on the cusp of being hit by the storm that has previously ravaged the print publishing and music industries.

If he’s right, it’s going to be a doozy – ‘the most exciting time in the history of broadcasting’s evolution’, according to Jay Scanlan. With future and access to a connected world, the most fundamental tenets of broadcasting stand to be dramatically rewritten.

   

Case Study: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

History Museum of Los Angeles CountyAiming to inspire ‘wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds’ in its visitors, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) houses one of the most extensive collections of natural and culturally historic artefacts on Earth.

Its new Otis Booth Pavilion is set to call on present-day A/V technology to enable it to do just that…

   

Case Study: London College of Music

RedNet at the LCMOne of the largest music technology departments of any European educational institution, London College of Music is presently building the world’s largest Focusrite RedNet networks.

With Pro Tools as it primary music recording platform, the arrival of Pro Tools 11 invited a move to HDX systems, which are not restricted to Avid I/O – and opened the door to RedNet.

   

Case Study: The Walk to Fisterra

The Walk to FisterraRecalling the work of pioneering ethno-musicologists, a 580-mile walk via 36 churches presents a daunting brief for a documentary project. This, however, is the goal of The Walk to Fisterra, which involves an acclaimed cellist, a Grammy award-winning recording engineer and an enthusiastic team of assistants.

The journey is being undertaken by Dane Johansen, who will perform Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello at each stop, while the team documents his endeavour.

   

Case Study: Bath City Church

Bath City ChurchOpened as one of the last cinemas to be built for the era of silent movies, Bath City Church occupies the beautiful art deco Forum. The latest chapter in its history is an extensive refurbishment of its audio infrastructure by Autograph Sales & Installations.

In addition to the very diverse religious activities of the church, this also had to attract potential hire clients for other meetings and events.

   

Case Study: Melbourne Athenaeum

Melbourne AthenaeumDating from 1839 as the Melbourne Mechanics’ Institute, the Melbourne Athenaeum is among Victoria’s oldest public institutions. In 1873, it became the Melbourne Athenaeum and was the first theatre to screen a movie in Australia. In 1921, it began hosting theatrical and creative performances.

Today, it is home to the Melbourne Theatre Company, as well as hosting comedy, theatre, opera, acoustic and amplified concerts, and musicals.

   

Case Study: Coronation Street

Coronation StreetFirst broadcast back in December 1960, Coronation Street has a new home at Street Studios at MediaCityUK where is occupies an 7.7-acre studio and production facility. Here, AVC Electronics followed up its HD upgrade of the old studios served as broadcast consultant.

Key to the new technical infrastructure, BroaMan and Optocore fibre-optic distribution devices play a major role in the show’s automation system.

   

Case Study: Lakehouse Recording Studios

Lakehouse Recording StudiosTaking an abandoned warehouse in downtown Asbury Park, producer/songwriter Jon Leidersdorff is looking to establish a centre for a collective of music business locals in New Jersey.

Central to his plan is Lakehouse Recording Studios, designed by the Walters-Storyk Design Group and equipped with a choice selection of modern and classic recording gear.

   

Case Study: The Wall of Bass

Wall of BassFreshly refurbished, Club Sub offers Austrian clubbers a new experience in low-frequency sound. It Wall of Bass can deliver 7Hz in support of live and DJ music, arts presentations and theatrical performance.

And since the 300-capacity venue is located in a heavily populated residential area of Wiener Neustadt, heavy emphasis needed to be placed on acoustic isolation to avoid noise pollution.

   

Blackbird Academy, Professional School of Audio

Blackbird AcademyA new audio school has opened its doors alongside one of the world’s leading recording studios.

Blackbird Studio owner John McBride has recruited industry gear experts, musicians and educators Kevin Becka and Mark Rubel to Nashville to help create a new studio and curriculum and realise his vision of The Blackbird Academy, Professional School of Audio...

   

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