Blue Microphonesand TC Group International (TCGI) have mutually agreed to cease their distribution partnership. TCGI will remain the distributor of Blue Microphones in the MI and pro audio sales channel until 31 March 2012. Over the coming months, Blue Microphones will transition away from distribution through TCGI by partnering with European distributors on a country- by-country basis. www.bluemic.com
Sonyhas partnered with sound designer Nick Ryan and Sony World Photography Award winner Andrew Scriven to produce a short film where the viewer can watch and hear what it’s like to be a rock star preparing to go on stage at O2 Academy Brixton, London. The 3D audio is achieved via binaural recording techniques. Sony has also provided a step-by- step guide for people to create their own soundscapes. www.sony.co.uk
FIRST NIGHT Riders is an annual motorcycle charity event dedicated to raising funds for The Theatrical Guild (TTG), the only UK charity that looks after the interests of backstage and front of house personnel. “2012 marks the third First Night Riders event and we’re hoping to make it the most successful and fun ride yet,” said organiser David Edelstein, managing director of stage engineering company Triple E. “It’s important that we value the
help charities like The Theatrical Guild provide. TTG is the only charity in the UK available to anyone who works, or has worked, in theatre – backstage or front of house. TTG is there for anyone from this industry who is facing financial difficulty or who wants to retrain to develop their career.”
The 2012 ride is a four-day
event and open to anyone with a suitable motorcycle, bike and side-car, or scooter.
Kling & Freitag in tune with sound engineers all over the world Amount raised by the First Night Riders in 2010 and 2011 £21,500 UNITED KINGDOM
First Night Riders cruising for charity
Theatre staff come “out of the wings and into the wind”, embarking on a motorcycle ride in support of The Theatrical Guild, writes Erica Basnicki
June, meeting at 8am to depart around 9am. President of The Theatrical Guild, Phyllida Law said: “We love the First Night Riders and
their passion for raising money for our charity. It’s vital that people from our profession make sure that those colleagues who may become vulnerable can be protected and supported.” www.firstnightride.comwww.ttg.org.uk
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