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InFocus

Cornerstone Technologies Builds Live
Events Growth with Ross Video
C

ornerstone Technologies (based in
Salt Lake City, Utah), watched the
emerging trend for live productions
and decided to capitalize on it.
"We have always believed that
there is a need for broadcast industry
expertise and production know-how in
other markets," notes Matt Endicott,
Director of Systems Integration with
Cornerstone. "From rock concerts to
new product launches, conventions
and sports events, event organizers
know that live video can help them tell
powerful stories, and that's where we
come in."
In 2016, Cornerstone invested
in a 53-foot truck to support the
company's burgeoning schedule of
events requiring video production. "It
was certainly a big investment for us,"
comments Endicott, "but we felt ready
to move beyond the flypacks that we
had traditionally been using."
Cornerstone's first taste of Ross
came at the annual NAB Show in Las
Vegas, thanks to an introduction
from RIA Corporation, a Ross Video

Platinum partner in the
Western US/Rocky Mountain
area that specializes in event
production, corporate events
and content for houses of
worship.
"We've
worked
with
Ross for years," notes
Dave Roberts, RIA's CEO.
"We've always promoted
Ross because of the
comprehensive range of
solutions and the company's
infamous customer service,
so
when
Cornerstone
approached us about their
truck, we knew Ross would be an
ideal choice. Matt Endicott certainly
appreciated Ross Video's approach
during their NAB meeting.
"We spent a lot of time at that show
meeting the major industry vendors,
and we were extremely impressed
by the welcome we received from
the Ross team and by the discussions
we had about our truck; no smoke
and mirrors - just straight answers to

a dozen of Ross Video's
Ultritouch
touchscreen
interfaces.
The Cornerstone team
also has one eye firmly
on the next generation
of Ross Video's flagship
production switcher in the
near future. "XPression
really
opened
up
Pandora's box for us; the
ability to make last minute
or
real-time
changes
to graphics has been
incredible."
Endicott is keen to
Cornerstone's 53-foot production trailer highlight customer service
straight questions. That works for us!"
when reflecting back on the last four
With
RIA
Corporation
taking years.
responsibility
for
the
fit-out,
"RIA and Ross have been great
Cornerstone's truck features a partners to work with. Everything ran
variety of Ross equipment, including like clockwork when we were fitting
XPression graphics, Mira replay out the truck and I have consistently
servers, OGX openGear frames, the been impressed with the quality
Ultrix-FR5 routing/AV processing of service we have experienced
platform and a suite of custom ever since. First class and utterly
DashBoard control panels running on dependable."

AX32 Makes Ambisonics Dreams Come True
at The Royal Danish Academy of Music
R

ecently, a longstanding dream to
establish a permanent immersive
sound concert hall at The Royal Danish
Academy of Music in Copenhagen,
came true.
The immersive audio format of
choice at The Royal Danish Academy of
Music is Ambisonics.
The system comprises 48 channels
with 44 speakers and four subwoofers,
and the speakers are installed to
form a hemisphere as accurately as
possible.
"Ideally, the speakers should form
a hemisphere and ideally place the
listener right in the middle," says
Jesper Andersen, Associate Professor

The SPQ speaker management card
was used for the AX32 installation

and Head of Tonmeister Studies, at
the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
"We used a measurement microphone
and determined the distance to the
speaker that was the farthest away,
and then we added delay to the rest
in order to emulate a perfect circle in
each speaker plane. Using the AX32
with the SPQ card brought us so much
closer to the perfect hemisphere,
as we measured and compensated
each channel to deliver within a one
millisecond margin. The AX32 / SPQ
combo was an absolute genius solution
to this problem."
The idea of delivering sound from
more than a single point, or at least
one 'side', which is typically the
front, is far from new, though.
"In contemporary classical music
that often includes one or more
electronic elements, composers
have experimented with placing
speakers behind the audience
or on the sides as far back as
the '50s, '60s and '70s," Jesper

Andersen explains. "In fact, there are
examples in music history, dating back
as far as the 17th century, about notes
in the sheets that for example would
place a musician behind the audience."
The immersive Ambisonics hall at
The Royal Danish Academy of Music
was officially opened in September
2019.
NTP Technology produces highreliability audio routing and signal
processing
systems
for
major
international broadcasters, audio
mastering, editing and post-production
studios.
DAD - Digital Audio Denmark, a
brand owned by NTP Technology - is
renowned worldwide for analogue-todigital and digital-to-analogue audio
converters delivering outstanding
sonic performance.
Based in Copenhagen, NTP is part of
the Dan Technologies Group, one of
Europe's leading suppliers of audio,
video, transmission products and
digital media solutions.

Jesper Andersen, Associate Professor and
Head of Tonmeister Studies, at the Royal
Danish Academy of Music

"Using the AX32 with the
SPQ card brought us so
much closer to the perfect
hemisphere, as we measured
and compensated each
channel to deliver within a
one millisecond margin"


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