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WNET's broadcast of the Carnegie Hall's 120th anniversary concert involved Merging Technologies audio and video systems.
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New York, NY (June 2, 2011)--WNET's broadcast of the Carnegie Hall's 120th anniversary concert involved Merging Technologies audio and video systems.

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Merging Technologies' Pyramix digital audio workstation and VCube video playback system were used in the recording and post production of the 120th anniversary concert for the internationally renowned New York City venue Carnegie Hall, which was televised in the U.S. at the end of May.

The New York Philharmonic, conducted by Alan Gilbert, performed an evening of music with a strong historical connection to the Hall, the city of New York or both: Dvorak, Beethoven, Ellington and Gershwin. Guest performers included cellist Yo Yo Ma, pianist Emmanuel Ax, violinist Gil Shaham and vocalist Audra McDonald.

The concert was filmed live by flagship New York public TV channel WNET. Merging's Pyramix was used for the entire concert audio recording, and subsequently for all of the post production: editing to picture, 5.1 mixing and mastering. Merging's VCube digital video playback system was also used for playback of the concert footage while it was being edited.

Audio engineer Tim Martyn of Phoenix Audio, who worked on the concert alongside audio producer David Frost, commented, "It was a privilege to help celebrate the birthday of this fine old New York institution, and to do it with the best audio and video playback tools available. David Frost and I are long-standing Pyramix users, and wouldn't entrust a culturally important recording like this one to any other recording system."

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