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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Harry Freeman Fund announced

ĮĮThe Freedman family is pleased to announce the Harry Freedman Fund, established in memory of the pioneering Canadian composer. Housed and administered by the Canadian Music Centre, the Funds main activity is to offer the Harry Freedman Recording Award. ĮĮ

The Award will be offered to a successful candidate - a Canadian composer working in collaboration with one to six musicians, or a Canadian composer/performer - through a competitive process. Its purpose will be to contribute towards the creative costs associated with making audio recordings of Canadian composers music that are confirmed future commercial release. ĮĮ

The Harry Freedman Recording Award is currently valued at $1,500 CDN and will be offered on a biannual basis , starting in the 2009/2010 season. ĮĮProposals must be submitted in writing and received no later than 5pm on Friday January 10, 2010 to be given due consideration. Any submissions received past this date will not be considered.

Proposals may be sent to:
The Harry Freedman FundĮ
c/o Canadian Music Centre - Ontario Region
Į20 St. Joseph St. Į
Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9

La famille Freedman est heureuse dannoncer la cration du Fonds Harry Freedman, en mmoire dun grand pionnier canadien dans le domaine de la composition. Log et administr au Centre de musique canadienne, le Fonds aura pour activit principale de dcerner le Prix denregistrement Harry Freedman.

Ce prix sera remis au laurat un compositeur canadien uvrant en collaboration avec un ou plusieurs musiciens (six au maximum), ou un compositeur-interprte canadien la suite dun concours. Le prix a pour but de participer aux frais de cration associs la ralisation denregistrements audio de musique de compositeurs canadiens dont le lancement commercial venir a t confirm.

Le Prix denregistrement Harry Freedman, actuellement estim 1 500 $ CAN, sera dcern tous les deux ans, partir de la saison 2009-2010.ĮĮLes candidatures devront tre soumises par crit et parvenir au Fonds au plus tard 17h le vendredi 10 janvier 2010 pour tre valides. Toute candidature reue aprs cette date ne sera pas retenue.

Les candidatures peuvent tre envoyes :
Le Fonds Harry FreedmanĮ
a/s Centre de musique canadienne Rgion de lOntarioĮ
20 St. Joseph St. Į
Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Three, Two, One, Go! Soundcrafts New Si1 Digital Console Expands Si Series Range

POTTERS BAR, England Today, a third member joins the very successful Si Series familythe even more compact Soundcraft Si1 digital live sound console.

In just nine months, Soundcraft has now launched three models in this range, picking up no less than five industry awards in that time commending the Si console on its ease of use and simplifying the transition from analogue to digital.

The new Si1 has a very compact footprint of just 1200mm width, meaning it fits nicely into space-restricted areas such as theatres, small venues, and Houses of Worship, and of course comes at an extremely competitive price.

As standard the Si1 has 32 mic inputs mapped on 16 faders, and with four dedicated Stereo Line channels, four dedicated FX Returns from the four stereo Lexicon FX processors can mix up to 48 inputs. Eight balanced insert sends and returns are provided, along with the same bus structure as the Si2 and Si3 of 24 Group/Aux busses, eight matrix busses and a full complement of monitor talkback and main bus outputs. These buses may be freely assigned to any of the 16 physical XLR connectors in addition to the dedicated mix and monitoring output XLRs. Every bus has a dedicated 30-band BSS Audio graphic EQ, permanently patched in with no additional drain on DSP resource. Three option card slots are provided for further expansion such as recording of all the channel direct output feeds or increasing the number of channels to mix.

Such is the power and topology of the Si Series that the separate DSP and control engines allow you to make any system or function changes live with no interruption in the audio.

Like the Si3 and Si2, the Si1 uses a combination of rotary encoders and OLED screens on every channel so the engineer mixes at source, without recourse to a central screen, an interface welcomed by many engineers since the Si3s launch last year. Using the center section and channel encoders, it is possible to simultaneously monitor and control input EQ, input dynamics and output EQ. Four assignable on-board lexicon effect engines supplement four stereo inputs to provide a really powerful mix package in a width of 1.2m for a UK list price of under 14,000. Soundcrafts offline editor program, Virtual Si, can also be used to setup and manage complete shows offline, for later download to an Si1 console through a USB memory key.

With a wealth of input and output connections and power supply on board, the Si1 can simply drop in where an existing analogue console sat, utilising existing copper cable snakes and splitter systems.

Soundcraft is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (
Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG, Audioaccess, Becker, BSS, Crown, dbx, DigiTech, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, Revel, QNX, Soundcraft and Studer. Harman Internationals stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE: HAR.

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