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International News

Renkus-Heinz Demos Digitally Steerable IC LIVE

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 28, 2009
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA — Renkus-Heinz IC LIVE marked 30 years with a look ahead at Frankfurt Pro Light+Sound’s Concert Sound Arena earlier this month — with three demos a day for its digitally beam steerable array.

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Studer’s Hochstrasser to Retire, Curtis to Handle Both Soundcraft and Studer

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 28, 2009

POTTERS BAR, U.K. — Harman International’s mixer group announced changes with the end-of-year retirement of Bruno Hochstrasser, executive VP of sales. Adrian Curtis, previously VP of sales for Soundcraft, will be handling duties for both Soundcraft and Studer, effective immediately, with Hochstrasser overseeing the handover.

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Gearhouse SA Supplies Sound for Coke Zero Festival

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 21, 2009
JOHANNESBURG — Gearhouse South Africa supplied sound for the 2009 Coca Cola Zero festival at Riversands Farm and the Lourensford Wine Estate in Cape Town. Oasis and Snow Patrol headlined the event, which also featured Panic at the Disco and six Africa-based bands — The Dirty Skirts, Zebra & Giraffe, Casette, Foto na dans, aKing and One Day Remains. Read More...

VSI Installs Community Gear in Welsh Rugby Stadium

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 21, 2009
Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli, U.K.
LLANELLI, U.K. — Vaughan Sound Installations (VSI), in conjunction with Whitehead Building Services, installed Community’s R.5 stadium speakers, with control via a TOA VX system manager, plus power amplifiers and power supplies for the public address system at the new stadium here, Parc y Scarlets, which replaced 130-year-old Stradey Park.

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Cape Town Jazz Festival Handled by Gearhouse SA

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 16, 2009
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The 2009 Cape Town International Jazz Festival has emerged as a major event, drawing 60,000 over two days to the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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Alcons Gets Boost from ProLight + Sound

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 15, 2009
FRANKFURT, Germany — If Alcons Audio had any qualms about exhibiting at ProLight + Sound in the midst of an economic downturn, they have since been dashed by what the company is now calling its “most successful PL&S show” yet.

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Waves Introduces H-Comp And H-Delay

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 14, 2009
TEL AVIV, Israel — Waves Audio, a provider of digital signal processing solutions, launched its Waves Hybrid line, a series of plug-ins for its console/processor models (SSL 4000 Collection, V-Series, The API Collection, The JJP Collection).

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Aviom Names Williams EMEA Sales Director

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 13, 2009
LONDON — Aviom has named Nick Williams international marketing and sales director for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Most recently EMEA sales director for Harman Pro, Williams has also served as the European sales manager for Tascam and as managing director/co-owner of Music Connections Hertfordshire.

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L-Acoustics’ V-DOSC Becomes New Rental Network

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 13, 2009
MARCOUSSIS, France — L-Acoustics has launched the Rental Network, an international platform to serve the community of line source array owners. The new network replaces the V-DOSC Partnership, which had been in use since 1993. Read More...

V&P Sound Goes Back to Analog for Rock Ethos 2009

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 10, 2009
BANGALORE, India — Although V&P Sound PVT. Ltd. has stepped into the digital age with a Soundcraft Vi6™console for recent events, many of the independent engineers mixing for performers at the annual Rock Ethos festival here last month haven’t. So V&P Sound provided Soundcraft MH2 and MH3 analog consoles for their benefit.

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Lab.gruppen Names Ulf Larson its Next CEO

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• March 31, 2009
KUNGSBACKA, Sweden —Lab.gruppen named Ulf Larson as its next CEO, effective July 1. The time frame allows for a handover period from the company’s current CEO, Tomas Lilja, who spent nine years at the helm of Lab.gruppen.

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Mackie Intros HD Series Powered Loudspeakers

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• March 30, 2009
FRANKFURT, Germany — Mackie previewed its HD Series High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers, which will be available late spring. The HD1521 2-way and HD1531 3-way Class-D amplifiers deliver up to 1800W of peak system power.

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