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42 l November 2012

livenews UNITED KINGDOM UEP introduces sales division By Erica Basnicki

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE- BASED live events hire company Universal Event Productions (UEP) has created a new sales division as part of a planned expansion of its business. The focus of the division will be on supplying professional AV products not currently directly available in the UK, the first of which will be the XLR and NL4 Sniffer/Sender range of pro audio cable testing tools from

SoundTools’ Sniffer/Sender testers are among the first products UEP Sales will supply to the UK

Californian brand SoundTools. SoundTools’ Sniffer/Sender

products are ‘on-the-fly’ testers with remote ends, designed to detect faulty cables onsite and in-situ, and for testing phantom power at various stages and locations – including on multicore/control snakes. UEP has been in business for

over 15 years, providing audio, visual and staging solutions for corporate and live events. Among its audio hire stock are EAW and d&b systems.

Teenyweeny loudspeakers. Live. Commenting on the

businesses new division UEP’s Steve Butcher remarked: “The sales division has been planned for some time – it was just a question of waiting for the right moment to launch.” UEP Sales will function completely independently from the design and hire business, and will be administered via its own dedicated website and telesales phone lines. Additional products added to UEP Sales’ range will be determined based on the hire company’s experience working in unusual and challenging locations, where specialist or bespoke equipment has proved invaluable. n


Distribution put on a ‘Riff to Release’ roadshow last month, during which PreSonus teamed up with UK songwriter Leroy Buckley to demonstrate how to take a song from initial concept right through to commercial release.

Over 500 visitors registered for the three events, held at London’s Alchemea College,

UNITED STATES Lectrosonics makes the grade By Erica Basnicki

On 13 September, The International Space Orchestra (ISO) performed the world premiere of Ground Control: An Opera in Space – a concert inspired by mission control rooms. The ISO is made up of scientists drawn from NASA Ames Research Center, SETI (Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence), Singularity University and the International Space University. For the performance, sound designer and mix engineer Alan Chang used a large assortment of Lectrosonics wireless microphone

technology, including three fully- stocked Lectrosonics Venue receiver systems that were outfitted with a combination of VRS and VRT receiver modules, three Lectrosonics UCR411a compact receivers, 12 Lectrosonics LMa beltpack transmitters, five UM400a beltpack transmitters and two UM200C beltpack transmitters. “Sound quality comes first

when deciding on what wireless equipment to use, and among all major wireless companies, Lectrosonics has a big advantage,” said Chang.n

The E4 loudspeaker is barely bigger than a postcard. A miniature made for mobile applications in theatres, conferences, flexible production environments and meetings. While it sounds distinctively bigger than it is, it remains neutral, clear, transparent and intelligible even at high sound pressure levels. As with all the little systems in the d&b E-Series.

Liverpool’s Institute for the Performing Arts (LIPA) and Glasgow’s La Cheetah Club. “Our aim was to stage a series of events that educated as well as entertained, and hopefully everyone went home with a little bit more recording knowledge than they had when they arrived,” said Source Distribution’s Howard Jones. n

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