IK MULTIMEDIA – IRIG HD-A for Android? SAMSUNG Yes! Google’s Nexus, NexT year?

android-at-ss_250_267IK Multimedia has been supporting Apple iPods, iPhones and iPads with both their standard headphone jack version and their IRIG HD version for several years. I personally still use the first IRIG version on my acoustic electric ukulele and Apple iPad mini for performances around town, works great. Now IK Multimedia offers IRIG HD-A for SAMSUNG, Musicians with Samsung devices running Samsung Professional Audio, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge can connect their guitar or bass to their Android™ device and play the sounds of the most sought after amplifiers and effects from their smartphone. SAMSUNG has Now conquered the latency issues that has made the Apple ios products the one and only choice for Amplitude and IRIG Products.

How did SAMSUNG do it? If Google’s Programmers knew they would be coding it on their Google NEXUS products. I sure wish Google did know then i would not have to put up with the first 2 or 3 minutes of screeching & distortion i hear when I plug my IK Multimedia IRIG into my GOOGLE NEXUS. Garfitt Corp’s Guitar AMP is the company that is getting closer to bridging the gap between GOOGLE’S latency issues and the the IRIG. Are there any other devices similar to the IRIG that I
can plug my acoustic guitar or in my case my Ukulele into my NEXUS? If there are please let me know.

Garfitt Corp’s Guitar AMP also referred to as IR, has nothing to do with IK multimedia, and Guitar AMP has made
that very clear on their website and when you download the App.

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If you would like to experiment with Guitar Amp on your Nexus, download Guitar AMP with the IR logo from the Google Play store. IK MULTIMEDIA said they would have a Google Nexus IRIG HD product out by March. Last week when I called IK MULTIMEDIA they told me no IRIG HD products available for the Google Nexus. So sad now I will have to connect my IRIG to my iPad. Maybe Next year Google. Where did they ever get that name NEXUS? Didn’t Steve Jobs have a company called NexT computers?

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IRIG HD-A for SAMSUNG

Pricing and availability:
The new AmpliTube app for Android/Samsung Professional Audio is available through the Samsung Apps store for only $19.99/€17.99. Free and LE versions are also available. The AmpliTube LE version (a $9.99/€7.99 value) is complementary for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge users as a part of the Galaxy Gifts apps program.

The new iRig HD-A digital guitar interface is now available through the IK Online Store and select music and consumer electronics retailers for $99.99/€79.99. The iRig guitar interface adapter is available for $39.99/€29.99 and the iRig Stomp guitar pedal interface is available for $69.99/€44.99 (excluding taxes).

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HYPER Launches 2 New iPin Laser Pointer And Wireless Presenter Products

PRESS RELEASE: Embargo until January 5, 2015 (8am PST / 11am EST)

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HYPER Launches 2 New iPin Laser Pointer And Wireless Presenter Products Via Kickstarter at Consumer Electronic Show 2015

New iPin Connects Via Micro USB To Turn Any Android Device Into A Laser Pointer And Wireless Presenter

iPin BTtogo Bluetooth USB Dongle Allows Any iOS/Android Device To Control Presentations On Any Public Computer With Zero Setup

Monday, January 5th, 2015 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Sanho Corporation (CES 2015 LVCC North Hall iLounge Booth 5512) – the company behind the HYPER line of mobile accessories, in collaboration with Conary Enterprise, an opto-semiconductor company announces the launch of its Kickstarter campaign for 2 new iPin Laser Pointer and Wireless Presenter products to follow up on the award winning original iPin for iPhone.

Original iPin Laser Presenter for iOS

The original iPin is the world’s smallest laser pointer attachment for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. As the name suggest, it is as tiny as a pin which disappears completely into the audio jack of the iOS device with almost no protruding parts, turning the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch into a laser pointer and wireless presenter.

New iPin Laser Presenter for Android

The new iPin for Android connects to the micro USB port of compatible Android devices and just like the original iPin for iOS, it comes with a free app that can be downloaded from the Google Play store that turns the iPin connected Android device into a powerful laser pointer and wireless presenter. Through the free iPin app and WiFi connection, users can transform their Android devices into a fully featured presentation tool with intuitive gesture based controls to change presentation slides and move the mouse pointer on any Mac and PC computer.

New BTtogo Bluetooth USB Dongle

The new BTtogo adds another level of convenience to the iPin. Traveling to another office and presenting at another site may mean that WiFi connections are not guaranteed or firewalls may be in place. BTtogo solves the issue by allowing users to confidently connect their iPin enabled iOS or Android device to any computer for a reliable presentation, regardless of the WiFi or firewall settings. BTtogo features a USB connector that plugs into any Mac or PC computer and connects to the iPin enabled iOS or Android device via bluetooth with no host software required and almost zero setup. Users can store their presentation files on a micro SD memory card inserted into BTtogo to run presentations on any public computer, even with firewalls present.

HYPER is seeking $50,000 via Kickstarter to launch the 2 new iPin products. Funding begins January 5, 2015 at 8am PST/11am EST and ends on February 9, 2015. Upon successful funding, HYPER aims to ship the new iPin products in the same month of February 2015. This is HYPER’s 4th Kickstarter project after the successful CloudFTP, iStick and Pearl which combined raised over $1.4 million.

Product Specifications

iPin for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Length: 16mm (standard version), 17.8mm (extended version, designed for iOS devices with case)
Diameter: 3.5mm (narrowest end) ~ 7.6mm (widest end)
Laser Wavelength: 635nm
Laser Power: <1 mW (Class II) Supported iOS Devices: iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5C/5S/6, iPod touch 4/5, iPad, iPad mini Supported Systems: Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.10 (Yosemite), Windows XP/Vista/7/8 iPin for Android Dimensions: 47.2 x 14.7 x 10mm Laser Wavelength: 650nm Laser Power: <1 mW (Class II) Supported Android Devices: Android devices with micro USB OTG (On-The-Go) specification Supported Systems: Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.10 (Yosemite), Windows XP/Vista/7/8 BTtogo Dimensions: 70.6 x 30.2 x 12mm Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE mode) Bluetooth RF Frequency: 2.40-248 GHz Memory Card Reader: microSD Supported Systems: iPhone 4S or later, Android 4.3 or later with Bluetooth 4.0, Mac OS X, Windows XP/Vista/7/8 Pricing and Availability iPin for iPhone retails for $49.95 and is currently available. Both iPin for Android and BTtogo will retail for $34.95 each and will ship in February, 2015. Special pricing will be available for Kickstarter backers. Kickstarter Project Page (will link to preview site prior to actual launch on January 5, 8am PST): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hypershop/1014125729?token=56e5fb52 About Conary Enterprise Conary Enterprise was founded in 1976 and has been serving worldwide customers in the Opto-semiconductor technology industry for over 35 years. With its own brand, iPin, Conary is taking a step further in developing innovative products with laser applications for the mobile accessory market. About Sanho Corporation Sanho Corporation designs, manufactures and markets IT accessories with a focus on Apple accessories, portable power and wireless storage. Sanho is committed to developing cutting edge products with a dedicated focus on performance, quality, value and service, with a sales and marketing office in the U.S. in Silicon Valley, California, a production facility near Shanghai, China, and R&D teams in both countries. HYPER is a fashionable line of mobile accessories – manufactured by Sanho Corporation – designed to increase functionality in every day life. Hyper products include: HyperJuice – Portable power products for Apple MacBook, iOS, Android and other mobile devices HyperDrive – Portable digital data storage products for Apple devices, digital cameras, and memory cards HyperShield – Cases and stylus pens for Apple devices HyperThin – World’s thinnest HDMI cables

Troy Fernandez NAMM 2014 Kanile’a Ukulele booth

Troy Fernandez visited the Kanile’a Ukulele booth for a great session
of Ukulele playing. One of the best if not the best Ukulele manufactures
at this years 2014 NAMM show in Anaheim California.

Kanile’a Ukulele’s are handmade in Kaneohe, Hawaii, the big island.

Kanile’a ‘Ukulele is a family-owned and operated business. Joe and Kristen will be happy to assist you with any help you may need.

Their goal is to “Spread Aloha” all over the world through music.
Joe and Kristen are committed to offering excellent customer service,
with the knowledge to assist you in designing and building your personal instrument.

There are several convenient methods of contacting Joe and Kristen regarding questions or to place an order:

Office number: 1-808-234-2868
Fax number: 1-808-234-2868

info@kanileaukulele.com

Mailing address
46-216 Kahuhipa Street #3
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

Troy is a living legend in this field and it was a pleasure to meet him. Nice cameo of Aldrine Guerrero, he also plays the Kanile’a.

Joe’s Grandma
Mary Ferreira Souza
October 23, 1905 to February 10, 2007
She was born in Portugal on the Island of Madeira. Mary moved to Maui, Hawaii at 6 months of age. The boat she sailed on had to come around the horn because the Panama Canal was not yet built. Later she moved to Oahu with her family and settled in Kalihi. She met and married Joseph N. Souza Sr. and together they lived in Kapahulu’u. Mary and Joe had one son, Joseph N. Souza II, Joe’s father. Joe the 2nd has since passed but enjoyed his life as a Honolulu Police Officer and husband to Olive Rodrigues Souza. They have 8 children and Joe is the youngest.

Joe’s Grandma, GiGi, loved him dearly and was always very proud of him. The ‘ukulele was a very important part of her life and she treasured the fact that Joe followed his heritage. GiGi lived a full life of 102 years. We are thankful for her encouragement and love.

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The ‘Ukulele (pronounced “oo-koo-le-le”) was introduced by Portuguese immigrants who migrated to Hawai’i. They were looking for new lives, but even more so, work.

The braguinha, or “machete de braga” as my ninety-five year old Portuguese Grandmother calls it, is still a hit on the island of Madiera in Portugal, where she is from. In late August of 1879, legend has it that the ‘ukulele first arrived in Hawai’i. Upon arrival in Honolulu, a musician named Joao Fernandes strummed his braguinha while singing Portuguese folksongs.

On one of the many ships that arrived in Honolulu Harbor from Portugal, there were three men: Augusto Dias, Jose do Espirito Santo and Manuel Nunes. All three were excellent craftsmen and they are credited with making the first true ‘Ukuleles.

King David Kalakaua can be attributed not only with the “Merrie Monarch”, our annual hula competition, but also the popularity boom of the ‘ukulele. King Kalakaua was an excellent composer and he loved playing his ‘ukulele. So, of course, he made playing the ‘ukulele very fashionable. The ‘ukulele grew in popularity. Prior to the ‘ukulele, Hawaiians relied mainly on percussion implements to accompany their hula and chant. Now, they had found a perfect way to accompany themselves melodically.

Today, as you well know, the ‘ukulele or uke is famous the world over. There are many well-known names that are associated with the ‘ukulele. Here in Hawai’i the ‘ukulele has had a major resurgence. It is not uncommon to see children playing their ukes at the beach, or at “The Bus” stop. The majority of accomplished musical groups in Hawai’i have at least one or two ‘ukulele players. Even in Japan the ‘ukulele has gained in popularity by leaps and bounds.

It gives me great honor to perpetuate both my Portuguese and Hawaiian ancestry, with this true woodworking piece of art, the ‘Ukulele!

I stole this from Joe Souza’s website but i had to include it here. I am saving money up for one of his ukuleles. Joe, My Grandma was from Galicia Spain, where they still speak old Portuguese.
Mahalo
Art Fernandez

Corning: Ceramic and Glass help insure smooth and balanced Audio

Corning, the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, will be demonstrating its latest innovation to help the music industry create clear, crisp recordings at booth #1047 at NAMM. Please let me know if you would be interested in scheduling some time to speak with Corning at the show to learn more about this innovation.

Corning will showcase Optical Cables by Corning, which connect computers and peripherals at speeds up to 5 Gb/s through USB or up to 10 Gb/s through Thunderbolt™ technology and up to 20 Gb/s through Thunderbolt 2. Utilizing cutting-edge optical fiber technology, there is no electromagnetic interference (EMI) with the cables, helping to ensure a smooth and balanced audio track.

Optical Cables by Corning maintain high-data transfer speeds over much longer distances than the three meters allowed by traditional copper cables. Optical Cables by Corning reach distances of up to 60 meters. The cables are also 50 percent smaller, 80 percent lighter, and still stronger than comparable copper cables, making them ideal for recording studios and on location recording and editing. The cables are thin, light and remarkably tough – they can be bent, squeezed, and tangled.

Please let me know if you would be interested in scheduling some time to speak with the Optical Cables by Corning team at NAMM or to see a demonstration of the cables.

We hope to see you at Corning’s booth at NAMM — #1047!

Moogfest Expands to Five-Days Exploring the Synthesis of Technology, Art and Music, Launches New Website Moogfest.com

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Moogfest 2014 Asheville, North Carolina: Wednesday April 23 –Sunday April 27

Asheville, NC – October 16, 2013 — Moogfest is a celebration that honors the creativity and inventiveness of Moog Music founder Dr. Robert Moog, and pays tribute to the legacy of the analog synthesizer.

For over 50 years, Bob Moog and his company Moog Music have pioneered technology that has advanced popular music and culture, and ushered in a new era of artistic expression through sound and experimentation. It was in this very spirit that Moogfest was born. Now featuring an experimental lineup of daytime conference programming, curated by a soon-to-be-announced lineup of cultural, artistic and technological luminaries, and punctuated by nightly landmark music performances, Moogfest is a five-day event dedicated to the convergence of technology, art and music.

Since its inception in 2004, Moogfest has been a magnet for artists, engineers, and enthusiasts of Bob Moog and his legacy to meet, share, create and collaborate. When Moog brought the festival home to Asheville in 2008 it adopted a three-day multi-stage format to include contemporary bands and producers that exemplify the innovative spirit of Moog and electronic music. This year, Moogfest is further expanding its program to include a five-day innovation conference featuring leading futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, and musicians from various fields that will expand the mind as well as entertain.

“We have evolved our thinking to create an event that truly celebrates the pioneering spirit of Bob Moog; uniting art, music, and innovative technology to explore the dimensions of creative expression. This is the heart of what makes Moog Music special and our fans around the world.” – Moog Music President, Mike Adams

WHAT IS MOOGFEST?
Moogfest is a five-day music festival and conference dedicated to exploring technology, art and music, honoring the creativity and inventiveness of Bob Moog and paying tribute to the legacy of the analog synthesizer through a platform of events both day and night.

Moogfest welcomes futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, scientists, musicians and Moog devotees to participate in a conversation that celebrates new technology and creative expression.

Which is Cooler? Google Nexus 7? or Apple iPad Mini?

One of the options i was really waiting for and made me eager to buy the Google Nexus 7, second generation tablet was a rear facing camera. The iPad Mini and the Nexus both have a nice 5 mega pixel cameras for photos, and 1080p HD for video. Unfortunately in the back of my mind I still want my iMovie.

The Base Price of the Nexus 7 is more attractive.

Nexus 7 (16GB) $229.00 Price Tag
Powerful, portable and made for what matters to you.
Now thinner, lighter, and faster — Nexus 7 brings you the perfect mix of power and portability and features the world’s sharpest 7” tablet screen.

Google Nexus 7

The sharpest 7” tablet screen ever.
The world’s highest-resolution 7″ tablet puts over 2.3 million pixels in the palm of your hand. With 323 pixels packed into every inch, you can read text that’s sharper than the printed page, see images more vivid than the highest quality photo magazine, and watch videos come to life in vibrant 1080p HD.
Sound that surrounds.
Nexus 7 features dual stereo speakers and surround sound powered by Fraunhofer ¹ (the MP3 inventors), so you get rich and immersive audio. Hear it all more clearly with finely tuned volume boost technology that makes dialog and sound crisp and easier on the ears.
Fast and smooth.
Nexus 7 is made by ASUS and packs a serious punch. With a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM, everything runs faster, and high-performance rendering ensures 3D graphics are smooth and dynamic.

The iPad Mini’s price is a little higher, although you can find it cheaper around
town, say for about $299.00.

iPad mini 16GB From $329
It’s pencil thin and unbelievably light. And thanks to its beautiful 7.9-inch display, you can hold it in one hand.

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I bought the Nexus 1st generation when they arrived on the market several months before iPad Mini. The Google Nexus 7 ASUS tablet was ahead of its time, in size, speed, quality and coolness. Style and quality had always been Apple’s.

The lack of the rear camera feature disappointed me. So now i have one and i am still
disappointed with the some of the application software.

Apple has always been The Cool Hip tech product to own. The loss of this status is shifting the gears to products like Samsung Galaxy & Goggle Nexus.

However as far as the Nexus is concerned I do not find the Jelly Bean software applications as stable and appetizing and nutritious as an Apple.

As much as I am trying to convenience myself that Android is the operating system of the
future, their software application products still do not have the stability, uniqueness and state of the art functionality of Apple’s software.

iPad mini at a glance.
The full iPad experience

Everything you love about iPad — the beautiful screen, fast and fluid performance, FaceTime and iSight cameras, thousands of amazing apps, 10-hour battery life2 — is everything you’ll love about iPad mini, too. And you can hold it in one hand.
Beautiful 7.9-inch display

Colors are vivid and text is sharp on the iPad mini display. But what really makes it stand out is its size. At 7.9 inches, it’s perfectly sized to deliver an experience every bit as big as iPad.
Over 375,000 apps3

Right from the start, apps made for iPad also work with iPad mini. They’re immersive, full-screen apps that let you do almost anything you can imagine. And they make iPad mini practically impossible to put down.
Ultrafast wireless

With advanced Wi-Fi that’s up to twice as fast as any previous-generation iPad and access to fast cellular data networks around the world, iPad mini lets you download content, stream video, and browse the web at amazing speeds.
iOS 7.

With new features like AirDrop, Control Center, and smarter multitasking, iOS 7 makes the things you do every day even easier, faster, and more enjoyable.
What’s in the box

iPad mini
Lightning to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter

Limited Warranty

Every iPad mini comes with complimentary telephone technical support for 90 days from your iPad mini purchase date and a one-year limited warranty.

I can not leave Apple’s iOS for jellybean quite yet. I can not find the equivalent
to Apple’s GarageBand in the Jellybean world, PocketBand is no comparison. The Apple
iWorks products are still more stable. I downloaded the free Kingston Office suite
for the Google tablet on the first day and my tablet crashed. Be careful what you
download from the Google Play Store that is “Free.” I had the same problem with
screen record, crashed and lots of popup advertisements, I do not receive on Apple iOS
products.

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Sennheiser to power World’s First Large Scale Opera for Wireless Head-phones, Invisible Cities, Premiering at Los Angeles’ Union Station This Month

Sennheiser to power World’s First Large Scale Opera for Wireless Headphones, Invisible Cities, Premiering at Los Angeles’ Union Station This Month

The Industry, L.A. Dance Project and Sennheiser Push the Boundaries of Art, Imagination and Wireless Technology for an Unprecedented, Interactive Dramatic Experience
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Los Angeles – October 9, 2013 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that its world-class professional and consumer technology will play an integral part of Invisible Cities: the world’s first large scale opera for wireless headphones. The landmark production, a collaboration among The Industry, L.A. Dance Project and Sennheiser, will stage its world premiere on Saturday, October 19th at Los Angeles’ iconic Union Station — the largest railway terminal in the western United States.

The Invisible Cities opera, written by Christopher Cerrone and based on the 1972 novel by Italo Calvino, combines historical fiction with surrealist elements to create an ‘invisible opera for wireless headphones’. The opera’s narrative, which centers on explorer Marco Polo’s descriptions of fantastical cities to Emperor Kublai Khan, transform’s Calvino’s novel into a unique experience for each participant — combining a classic art form with the ultimate in technology. By using wireless headphones from Sennheiser, audience members will be intimately connected to the storyline, while having the ability to roam freely as the opera moves throughout the terminal.

“Art-making is not just about great ideas but about ingenious execution — making a vision something real,” commented Yuval Sharon, artistic director, The Industry. “Sennheiser is literally making The Industry’s dreams come true; this production simply would not exist without their commitment to innovation and the drive for excellence that will make this such a magical experience for audiences.”

“Our world is characterized by fast-paced, interactive communication and consumers seek experiences that touch them in a much deeper and more meaningful level. Invisible Cities caters to this desire and delivers a truly innovative performance to its audience,” commented Stefanie Reichert, director strategic marketing, Sennheiser. “We have worked in close cooperation with Sennheiser global relations, including project manager Kristy Jo Winkler, to make this a seamless experience for the entire audience. Invisible Cities showcases how innovative technology and cutting-edge artistic vision drives innovation in the arts.”

While Invisible Cities is an opera at its essence, it is unconventional in many ways. For example, there is no opera house and no assigned seats — audience members are not restricted in their movement and encouraged to roam freely. Also, whereas audience members at a conventional opera typically rely solely on natural building acoustics to hear an operatic production, Invisible Cities will utilize Sennheiser’s state-of-the-art wireless technology to convey both dialog and music to listeners. Performers will be outfitted with Sennheiser wireless microphones and attendees will use Sennheiser’s RS 120 wireless consumer headphones for a complete, intimate audio experience.

At the heart of Invisible Cities’ technical production will be Sennheiser’s new Digital 9000 wireless system, which will provide patrons with pristine, uncompromising audio for the duration of the performances. This system, which was launched last year after having been under development for over a decade, is the most advanced wireless system in the world and used in top level theatre, music and broadcasting events.

An 11-piece orchestra consisting of strings, brass and percussion will perform an original score and will be miked using a selection of Sennheiser and Neumann microphones. Singers, dancers and performers in the production will also be outfitted with Sennheiser wireless microphones, and will be able to listen to their performances and director cues using Sennheiser’s world-class in-ear monitoring system (IEMs). The performance audio will be sent to a multi-channel digital console, where it will be mixed and broadcast via wireless RF technology to attending patrons, each of who will be donning Sennheiser wireless headphones.

Bexel, based in Burbank, Calif., custom built a Managed Antenna System (MAS) that allows for extended coverage of Sennheiser’s wireless microphones, in-ear monitors and headsets.

On the audio side, Bexel also supported Sennheiser’s superb high-quality microphones with a DiGiCo SD11 paired with a DiGiCo D-Rack. The orchestra, located approximately 1,000 feet from the main hall, is connected via fiber. The DiGiCo system allows the audio mixer to control the mic preamp from that distance.

We are delighted to partner with Sennheiser and the The Industry’s audio professionals on Invisible Cities,” says Rod Allen, Bexel business segment manager, Audio West. “Sennheiser, who is providing the RF integrity, along with Bexel engineering and the rest of the audio team, has a big task to make that mix relevant no matter where the main focus happens to be in the venue, because the listener has only one stereo mix to reference. It was an intriguing assignment to help launch this unique event in a working public train station with the talent roaming throughout the venue.”

For more information on Invisible Cities, including performance dates and ticket information, please visit http://invisiblecitiesopera.com/.

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1) The Invisible Cities opera, written by Christopher Cerrone and based on the 1972 novel by Italo Calvino, combines historical fiction with surrealist elements to create an ‘invisible opera for wireless headphones’. (Photo Credit: Dana Ross)

2) Invisible Cities, a collaboration among The Industry, L.A. Dance Project and Sennheiser, will stage its world premiere on Saturday, October 19, at Los Angeles’ iconic Union Station — the largest railway terminal in the western United States. (Photo Credit: Dana Ross).

3) Yuval Sharon, Artistic Director, The Industry, on the set at Union Station with his Sennheiser RS 120 headset and SKM 2000 transmitter. (Photo Credit: Dana Ross)

About The Industry

The Industry is a new home for new and experimental opera in Los Angeles. Founded and led by director Yuval Sharon, The Industry creates ambitious productions that expand the traditional definition of opera and explore new paradigms for interdisciplinary collaboration. Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times writes “The Industry is quickly and dramatically becoming an essential component in American opera. It’s now indispensable to the LA scene.” The Industry’s inaugural production, Anne LeBaron and Douglas Kearney’s Crescent City, was instantly hailed as “reshaping LA opera” (Los Angeles Times) and “changing the face of music-theater in this city overnight” (Out West Arts). The large-scale multimedia production, featuring the work of six visual artists in a 25,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Atwater Village, performed over three weeks in May 2012 to capacity audiences. The Industry recently presented First Take, a west coast opera workshop showcasing excerpts from six new operatic works-in-progress by the legendary Pauline Oliveros, and rising star composer Mohammed Fairouz at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater. For more information visit: www.TheIndustryLA.org

About L.A. Dance Project

L.A. Dance Project is an artist collective founded in 2012 by renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied, along with composer Nico Muhly, art consultant Matthieu Humery, producer Charles Fabius, and film producer Dimitri Chamblas. L.A. Dance Project’s mission is to create new work and to revive seminal collaborations from influential dance makers. Programs include full-length evenings in traditional theater venues as well as various modular performances in non-traditional environments. New works by the company endeavor to be multidisciplinary collaborations with various artists: visual artists, musicians, designers, directors and composers. L.A. Dance Project promotes the work of emerging and established creators, contributing to new platforms for contemporary dance. For more information visit: www.ladanceproject.com

About Bexel

Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit www.bexel.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

2013 OC Film Festival – Marc Wilmore and Pepe Serna

During the recent Orange County Film Festival in Santa Ana California I captured an interview with Actor Pepe Serna and Marc Wilmore, writer & executive producer for The Simpsons.
Pepe Serna is long time veteran character actor, you might remember him in the Briam de Palma film Scareface, along side Al Pacino where is arm is being sawed off in the bathroom scene. During the Film festival we viewed a screening of the 1984 film, Buckroo Bonzai, with a cameo appearance by Pepe Serna.

Pepe Serna & Marc Wilmore Interview OC Film Festival, video by art fernandez

Mackeeper Changes Product Line – Lte, Standard & Premium

Mackeeper New Product Line