Contact: Carlton Guc
Phone: 888-267-0859 x87
Date: March 27, 2007


Stage Research, creators of SFX, one of the industry's most trusted and widely used sound playback software programs, has just introduced what they hope to become an industry standard in sound design: the Sound Template.

Introduced during USITT 2007, the Sound Template marks the first time anything like this has been created for sound designers. Stage Research is making the template available for sale immediately through their website at

"It's the kind of thing that has been talked about for years", said Shannon Slaton, developer of the Sound Template.  "Lighting designers have had templates for quick onsite drawing for some time now.  This tool will allow sound designers to finally think out their designs with just a pencil and paper and help them fight for real estate on the lighting plot in those production meetings."

The Sound Template features specs and sizes of over forty of the most widely used theatrical speakers from manufacturers like Meyer Sound, d&b, Apogee and EAW.

"Having worked in regional theater as well as touring and working on Broadway for years, I knew what would be useful while on the job, and what would benefit me the most while working on my designs", said Slaton. "The sound template is just another great tool to add to your professional designers arsenal."

About Stage Research, Inc.

Stage Research, Inc, creators of SFX, the industry’s standard for sound playback, provides software and hardware solutions to the theatrical and related industries. With over 10 years of experience, Stage Research has the experience and expertise to bring superior products to designers, operators, and technicians to meet the demands of today’s entertainment requirements. Along with its SFX software used on Broadway, the West End, academy and theatres all over the world, Stage Research also provides other audio and lighting software solutions to entertainment professionals including sound design management (ShowBuilder), lighting design (SoftPlot), lighting control (LightFactory), and photometrics (LightShop Online).

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