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NYC's Renowned Manhattan Center Brings the 21st Century to Life with State-of-the-Art Multimedia Production Facility

NEW YORK, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When fans of Counting Crows and The Wallflowers gathered at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom for a concert on June 27, they might have missed one of the biggest stars there: the building they were in. Originally built by Oscar Hammerstein I in 1906 to rival the Metropolitan Opera, the Manhattan Center houses two of NYC's most renowned concert ballrooms: the Hammerstein and the Grand. Over the years, these venues have hosted everyone from Leonard Bernstein to Placido Domingo to David Bowie to the Grateful Dead.

But Manhattan Center harbors another attraction: Manhattan Center Productions, New York City's most advanced independent multimedia production facility. Repeatedly renovated and upgraded over the past three decades, it brings the highest standards to television broadcasting, staging, scenic design, lighting design, sound design, video projection, video recording and audio recording.

The studios include two television control rooms, TV1 and TV2. Both are equipped with Ikegami HD cameras mounted with a combination of Fujinon and Canon HD lenses, and both are fully integrated with the Hammerstein and the Grand ballrooms as well as audio recording studios, enabling the broadcasting and videotaping of any event to be handled completely in-house. Country Music Television's Cross Roads and Al Gore's 24 Hour Climate Change along with bands like Chris Martin's Coldplay are just a few of the big names utilizing these facilities.

A separate facility, the "Log Cabin", a modern facility in a vintage room, combines the ease and efficiency of digital technology with a Pro Tools HD system, to the proven warmth and musicality of a best-of-breed 72-channel analog console, complete with classic outboard gear and the latest plugins. The Log Cabin is a producer's, artist's and engineer's dream studio.

Studio 7, another facility, houses a custom-modified Neve VR 96-channel console recording to 5.1 surround on a Pro Tools HD system, or to any of a variety of digital or analog multitrack formats. Wired to record or mix sound from the Hammerstein or the Grand, Studio 7 has seen the birth of countless one-of-a-kind performances, classical recordings, film scores, broadcasts and telethons.

Finally, Manhattan Center offers more than 20 edit rooms to accommodate the most demanding online or self-supervised offline editing clientele. These post-production suites have fiber connectivity to an MIS room and a central Tech Core, with additional connectivity to over 48 terabytes of shared network storage on an EditShare.

Centrally located in the heart of New York City, Manhattan Center ( strives for excellence with every event. The most advanced independent production facilities in New York City include recording and television production studios in addition to the famed Hammerstein and Grand Ballrooms. Manhattan Center has been the facility of choice for countless household name artists, composers, concert promoters, municipality and political parties, television events, fashion shows, corporations, not-for-profits, record companies and worldwide and local organizations.

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