NOVEMBER 2004    

 
SFX and the Tale of the Haunted Hotel

For the past few Halloweens, the New York City College of Technology attempts to scare the wits out of unsuspecting trick-or-treaters by inviting them into a macabre stay at their Haunted Hotel. Adding some unsuspecting thrills and chills behind the scenes is Stage Research's SFX
Find out how SFX brought the spirits of the undead to life at this year's attraction.  See the full story...

Stage Research is proud to present...
The new SFX Sound Station DAW. This is the workstation diehard SFX users have been waiting for!  It's all the power of a full-sized Digital Workstation in a smaller, lunchbox style carrying case.  All the software and hardware has already been installed, so it’s ready to go right out of the box. It's also completely customizable with your edition choice of SFX and your own powerful soundcard.  The new SFX Sound Station DAW is perfect for budgets of designers who want on-the-go flexibility.

The SFX Certified Rental System.  Now you can rent a super-powerful SFX system for your projects.  The setup has 2 rack mounted SFX DAWs, 2 Layla24's, a rack mount LCD, keyboard, mouse, a Rosendahl Nanosync word clock generator, and an APC UPS.  All these goodies are mounted in a shock mount Anvil case.  The SFX Certified Rental System has been overseen directly by SFX to ensure a "bullet-proof playback solution".

Orbital Sound Ltd. Supplies SFX On Starlight Express Tour and London's West End

Theatre sound specialist Orbital Sound Ltd. has added various SFX workstations from Stage Research Inc to their expansive rental fleet.  As an innovative and powerful software tool, it offers enormous potential for sound designers as a contemporary alternative to traditional playback equipment. 
Building on its successful West End shows with SFX, Orbital Sound has recently outfitted the UK Starlight Express Tour with the popular sound playback software.

Developed from the ground up by a team of theatre professionals, SFX offers a digital playback platform for designers, which removes the need for ancillary playback technology.  Based around its Cue List and Go button, it takes sound design to a new level.  Providing all the features of traditional CD players and minidisks, it also boasts automated facilities that increase control, enhance operations and augment creative potential.  For more info, click here.

What are you up to? 
Stage Research is looking for recent shows and theatres that are using SFX so that we can put you on our website!  Drop us an email and tell us a little about what recent shows you’ve used or encountered SFX.

"SFX has made it possible for us to expand the limits of what our shows can sound like.   "
- Peter Storms

"Whatever you do - DO make the leap to SFX."
- Dave Tosti-Lane

"SFX is the best thing to come along here for quite a while.  "
- Bob Beck

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