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    Almost 4 years in the making!!

    Universal Spectacle Night Parade: Best of Hollywood,” featuring Transformers, Jurassic World, Harry Potter, and Minions debuted! This cutting edge parade features moving projection mapping along the entire parade route–a state of the art technology developed by USJ–plus film-quality lighting, a cinematic score, and performances by live entertainers.

    USJ Nighttime Spectacle - Best of Hollywood Parade! Audio By The Bay is honored to be part of this "Game Changing" piece of Theme Park Entertainment. Close to four years ago, ABTB was asked to provide design and programming support for an entirely new parade route at USJ. The new route includes individually addressable speakers along the entire route as well as a new, ground breaking Park-wide controls system (UPCS) to perform a level of parade control not available though any other system until now. UPCS allowed ABTB to create a non-synchronous musical score to utilize a different piece of music for not only each IP but, for each float. It also allowed ABTB to produce sound design/SFX for each of the nine different projection mapping locations mimicking a surround sound movie at each location on the route that actually moves with the parade.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENTIRE TEAM!!!!

    Director: Kahori Kanaya
    Executive Producer: Mike Davis
    Video Designer: Bart Kresa
    Music Produced by: Paul Freeman, Bob Wackerman (ABTB)
    Music Engineered by: Paul Freeman (ABTB)
    Music Arrangements and Orchestrations: Alan Lee Silva (ABTB) / John Williams
    Audio System Design: Aaron Leishman (ABTB)
    UPCS Specialist: Don Dorsey (ABTB)
    UPCS Engineer: Pete Baines
    Special systems voicing and support: Erik Hockman (ABTB)
    Projection programming: Chris Hartwell (ESI)
    US Producer: Norm Kahn (Utopia)
    Japanese Producer: Makoto Ishida
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    Two More IAAPA BRASS RING Awards!!

    Audio By The Bay is very proud to have been part of the production teams for two Universal Studios Japan shows that won Brass Ring Award yesterday at IAAPA. Voice of An Angel won Best Theatrical Production and The Violin Trio Won Best Atmosphere/Street Show. Thanks to Michael Edward Davis and Kahori Kanaya for many years of collaboration and fun, and a big shout out to ABTB's own Joe Pileggi for directing and producing the music for the Violin show. Congrats to Jon Kubis as well for his great arrangements and collaboration.

    IAAPA Announces 2017 Brass Ring Award Winners Top Honors Celebrate Attractions Industry Excellence at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017

    ORLANDO, Fla., US (Nov. 15, 2017) – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) presented the 2017 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards on Nov. 15 during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The annual awards recognize amusement parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers (FECs), and suppliers from around the world for excellence categories including food and beverage, games and retail, human resources, live entertainment, marketing, new products, and exhibits.

    The tradition of the brass ring, a term now synonymous with spectacular achievement, dates back to the 1800s. Rings were suspended above carousel riders — low enough for them to grasp, but high enough to pose a challenge. Most rings were made of iron, but a few were made of brass, so grabbing the brass ring was a valuable treat. Skilled riders who grabbed a brass ring often earned prizes, including a free ride on the carousel.

    The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards are the most prestigious professional honors awarded, marking achievements of excellence throughout the international attractions industry. 

    The winners of the 2017 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards are:

    Best Theatrical Production: Annual Attendance More than 3 Million: “The Voice of an Angel,” Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Japan; www.usj.co.jp/e/

    Best Atmosphere/Street Show Performance/Act:Violin Trio,” Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Japan; www.usj.co.jp/e/
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    ABTB Releases it’s “Custom Shop” Speaker line

    TimbreMill, LLC was founded in 2010 with the mission to build the finest high-end professional loudspeakers in the world.

    Over the last 16 years TimbreMill's core team of award winning designers and engineers have worked together designing, building and fabricating the audio systems and loudspeakers for some of the biggest entertainment projects ever produced. In addition to the current product catalogue, TimbreMaill offers custom loudspeaker design services to meet the needs of any project that requires it. timbremill.com