Fairlight, DTS and the University of Salford Collaborate To Automate Live Audio Mixing Process

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2016 by

Partnership showcases innovative solution for current and future challenges of live sound production.

Sydney, Australia (April 14th, 2016) – Fairlight has collaborated with DTS, Inc. and the University of Salford to develop a new approach to assist sound engineers with live sports productions.

The Spatial Automated Live Sports Audio (SALSA) solution is a real-time automated mixing process that identifies the location of specific sound events from a grid of pitch microphones. The algorithm, developed by the University of Salford, identifies the type of sound event, its 3D location, and its duration, and automatically drives console fader movements to open the relevant mic(s). This real-world solution came to life when SALSA was combined with the object-based audio live production system co-developed by DTS and Fairlight.

For a full demonstration of SALSA at NAB 2016, please visit DTS at Booth SU3714. For more information on Fairlight, please visit Booth N6019.

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SUZOHAPP to License Fairlight’s Picture Key Technology

Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by

Fairlight’s patented technology will initially be used in SUZOHAPP’s new broadcast product developments.

Sydney, Australia. April 5, 2016 – Fairlight’s patented Picture Key Technology is now being licensed by SUZOHAPP.

SUZOHAPP believes that Fairlight’s Picture Key technology delivers the quality, reliability and flexibility of a product that is important to their customers. With Picture Key technology, control surface designs can be customised with different button shapes optimised for the given application. During operation, a number of different functions can be displayed on the buttons, with further depth offered by the layered technology, all saving valuable real estate.

After a year of collaboration, the partnership between Fairlight and SUZOHAPP has resulted in the development of a 2RU Control Panel targeted at Broadcasters who are looking for video router control, vision switches and camera control.
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Fairlight’s Picture Key Technology Brings Tactile Control to Grass Valley’s EDIUS 8 Video Editing Software

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by

The two companies have successfully collaborated to develop new hardware controllers that speed up workflow and improve efficiency.

Sydney, Australia. March 30, 2016 — Fairlight.AU Pty Ltd and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, have collaborated on the development of two different hardware control surfaces that bring tactile control to Grass Valley’s EDIUS 8.1 video editing software.

The collaboration combines Fairlight’s proven expertise in designing and manufacturing dedicated hardware controllers, with integrated control surfaces, for the post-production industry with Grass Valley’s experience in providing enterprise level video production solutions, which are used by major broadcasters worldwide. Read the full release

Fairlight Continues to Boost Customer Service in Europe

Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 by

Fairlight has appointed Qvest Media as a distributor, and appoints more staff to support existing customers and to leverage growing opportunities in Europe.

Sydney, Australia. March 1, 2016: Fairlight, a leading company in the field of digital audio technology and integrated control surfaces, and Qvest Media, systems architect for IT and audio visual solutions for broadcast and media applications, are entering into a strategic partnership. This will make Qvest Media the exclusive distributor for Fairlight’s range of digital audio products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and sales partner in the United Arab Emirates. Read the full release here

Big Noise Institute to Deliver a New Fairlight Certification Programme

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by
The company’s ground-breaking digital audio technology is now the subject of a new course that aims to deliver accredited Fairlight engineers to the post production industry.

Sydney, Australia. January 20 2016: Audio students and professionals worldwide can now achieve certification in Fairlight’s cutting-edge digital audio technology thanks to a new course being developed by the Florida-based Big Noise Institute (BNI).

Established in 2015 by Mark Matthews and Robin Sibucao, BNI offers a range of courses covering subjects such as audio production and studio equipment fundamentals; live sound reinforcement, and post production. Read the full release here

Fairlight Announces Key Appointments to Boost Service and Customer Support

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 by
The pioneering Australian company has reviewed its go to market strategy to meet the expectations of its burgeoning customer base.

Sydney, Australia. July 9, 2015: Following the launch of a raft of ground-breaking new products, Fairlight has reviewed its go to market strategy to accommodate positive user feedback and to support future growth.

Two new Business Development Managers have been appointed in the USA and Europe, while in the UK, Ireland and Asia Pacific, agreements with new channel partners have been signed. Read the full release here

Fairlight Nabs Another Best of Show Award

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by

Fairlight’s 3DAW has won a NewBay Media Best of Show Award, at NAB 2015.

The NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

This is the second year running Fairlight has won a Best of Show Award at NAB. Last year Fairlight’s EVO.Live was the recipient of a Pro Audio Review and Pro Sound News Best of Show Award.

Fairlight Showcases the Future of Broadcast Audio at NAB 2015

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015 by

Sydney, Australia, March 5th, 2015. In 2015 the audio production industry is evolving faster than ever with production collaboration through cloud-based platforms and consumer demand for 3D immersive sound resulting in larger productions with more dimensions to consider.

Fairlight’s ongoing commitment to innovation has resulted in a new generation of solutions that unleash creativity and make bigger productions easier and more cost effective to deliver.

At NAB 2015, Fairlight will show a range of solutions to increase your productivity: Audio engines capable of delivering up to 1000 tracks, enable you to create complex productions without the need for premixing, thus preserving creative freedom right through to the final mix. In addition, ultra-wide 64-channel monitoring and revolutionary multi-delivery mix buses make it easy to simultaneously create multi-language and multi-format content. Read more

Fairlight Teams Up With Auro Technologies For Native 3D Audio Creation

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015 by

The company is now adding Auro-3D® mixing into its state of the art 3D Audio Workspace platform.

February 2nd, 2015: Fairlight, the Australian pioneer in designing high-end live and post production systems for audio, video recorders, and cutting edge universal editing controllers, announced today that they will implement native Auro-3D® mixing into their state of the art products. Read more here

Margarita Mix Adds Fourth Fairlight EVO System

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014 by

Margarita Mix of Santa Monica, a FotoKem company specialising in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, has installed a fourth Fairlight EVO integrated audio production system for their award-winning team of sound designers, mixers and composers. With the upgrade, the facility’s accomplished sound mixers Paul Hurtubise, Jimmy Hite, Nathan Dubin and Jeff Levy are now working on identical audio post platforms in their HD mixing suites.

“The facility was already working extensively on Fairlight, and after careful evaluation and testing, I made the transition,” says Hurtubise, who joined Margarita Mix in late 2012 with over 20 years of experience in commercial audio post. Having used a number of platforms over the course of his career, Hurtubise notes, “I simply think Fairlight sounds better. It’s less fatiguing on the ears, and I seem to hear things more clearly and definitively.”

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