Rane RAD26 – The 1-cable drop RAD

If you need a break from reading, just watch this video introduction to the RAD26:

Rane’s new RAD26, a member of Rane’s HAL System provides enough audio and control I/O to support one room in a HAL audio system.

 Applications include:

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Halogen Install Hiccup

We’ve had a few customer calls where attempting to install Halogen was halted by Microsoft Windows installer error 2343.

Officially it is Error 2343: Specified path is empty during installation.

CanIn simple terms, this means a location where files must be written to and read from is not available. Either the destination is protected, or just does not exist. Maybe an external or network drive is unavailable.

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Vakko A.Ş. installation in Istanbul, Turkey

One of the most prominent haute couture and high-end clothing brands in Turkey, the name Vakko associates with the utmost quality and status alongside Louis Vuitton and Armani.

Rane DR3 in Vakko, Istanbul

Rane DR3 in Vakko, Istanbul

The chairman, Mr. Cem Hakko, personally oversaw and inspected the installation and were personally very knowledgeable about everything audio. He is the founder of the first national private radio station and currently owns several TV/radio stations and production companies.

Location
Vakko’s largest store is designed to be their flagship. Situated within one of Europe’s most prestigious integrated construction projects, Zorlu Center includes residences, office buildings, hotels, a huge performance arts center and a giant high-end shopping mall. The store itself is a two-story space, around 2.700 square meters and has 27 independent rooms/halls.

Request
Provide “hi-fi” sound quality, sound pressure uniformity and full frequency spectrum delivery throughout the facility. Four zones with independent source/level control. Local auxiliary inputs for occasional events such as parties and DJ performances. Integrate with Zorlu Center’s main emergency PA system.

Equipment
1 Rane HAL1x
1 Rane HAL EXP3x
4 Rane DR3 Remotes
1 Rane RAD3
1 Rane RAD17
16 Powersoft M28Q Four Channel Power Amps
96 Polk Audio VS90RT
10 JBL Control 47 H/C In-Ceiling Loudspeakers
22 Cornered Audio C4 Specialty Satellite Loudspeaker
6 Cornered Audio C12PNC 12″ Passive Pro Subwoofers
Supra Cabling throughout
Sources are propriety WAN audio stream clients provided by the client

Personnel
Client’s Supervisor: Mr. Semsettin Kutukluoglu (Technical Manager, Power Group)
Design and Programming: Mr. Tevfik Bingel (Technical Manager, Can ProAV)
Installation: Can ProAV Team, supervised by chief tech Mr. Naim Kaya

Rane’s Turkish distributor is Radikal Ltd. in Istanbul.

Rane HAL1x and PowerSoft amps

Rane HAL1x and PowerSoft amps

HAL Digital Audio Upgrade at the Ramada in Leipzig

Leipzig’s 4-Star Ramada hotel has completed a digital audio upgrade to the latest technology using Rane’s HAL System. The 1,000 square meter (10,800 sq. ft.), 15 meeting room conference center offers soundproof walls, modern presentation technology, and high-speed wi-fi. Every room opens to a landscaped park-like space for peaceful breaks from meetings.

Ramada Leipzig Main Entrance

Ramada Leipzig Main Entrance

The HAL System’s RAD devices deliver digital audio via shielded CAT 5 cables all the way to each rooms’ wall jack. Continue reading

De-embed Audio from an HDMI or SDI Stream into HAL

Often, the audio sources feeding HAL System inputs originate inside an HDMI stream from a video server or Blu-ray player. There are a few products that remove, extract, split or de-embed the HDMI audio so it can feed a HAL, RAD or EXP input. Typically, these devices include an HDMI output that passes the video content onto a display, and the audio is left in the HDMI output stream in case the display also wants to output the audio.

Take a deep breath, and keep repeating: "Us audio folks love HDMI..."

Take a deep breath, and keep repeating: “Us audio folks love HDMI…”

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Halogen Tutorial Video: Programming DR Remotes: Selecting Sources and Adjusting Volume in Many Independent Zones

Rane’s DR3 remote and its siblings, the DR2 & DR1, are consistently praised by contractors and consultants as the most intuitive and easy-to-understand control devices – especially when you have end users who need something simple.

Rane DR3, DR2 & DR1 remotes

At their cost-effective price point, these Digital Remotes, or “DRs,” are the perfect solution to augment one of the four HAL audio DSP brains.
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Video Introduction to the 512×512 Expansion Bus for the HAL1x

HAL1x Expansion Bus - daisy-chain up to 32 EXP devices, in any combination.

HAL1x Expansion Bus – daisy-chain up to 32 EXP devices, in any combination.

I know, you were sad that you missed my PowerPoint presentation at Rane’s InfoComm Booth in Orlando a few weeks ago because you had to golf. Or was it Disney World, or drinks with your industry pals? Or was it because your boss sent those other co-workers from the Sydney office?

Either way, don’t fret. I recorded the PowerPoint presentation without the convention center background noise. Continue reading

Need One Cable Through Multiple Conference Rooms with an AEC Mic Mixer Under Each Table? We’ve Got That.

Easy Audio ConferencingOver and over again, customers interested in Rane’s EXP7x Acoustic Echo Canceller (AEC) for the HAL1x asked for this solution. Their problem is, there’s no way – conduit or otherwise – to get the ten mics and two lines in each of several conference rooms to an AEC and the interconnect for VoIP, video codecs (remember those?), control systems, et cetera. Enter the HAL1x approach below. Continue reading