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One Big Weekend Grows with Turbosound

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• June 3, 2008

MAIDSTONE, England – Since the long-running BBC Radio 1 Roadshow morphed into the One Big Weekend series of outdoor festival-style shows in 2000, the production values have progressively increased to a point where nothing less than the most cutting-edge audio systems are now acceptable. This year, four separate stages and thousands of music fans descended on Mote Park to enjoy a bill headlined by no less than Madonna herself. But more true to the traditional Roadshow ethos was the Outdoor Stage, which featured a range of DJ performances and a large Turbosound Aspect PA system.

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NBC Coverage of Beijing Olympic Games to Kick Off with DiGiCo

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• June 3, 2008
BEIJING – DiGiCo UK has been selected to provide several DS-00 digital consoles to NBC during the network’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics from Beijing, China, beginning Aug. 8. The announcement was made by Dave Mazza, senior vice president Engineering, NBC Olympics, and James Gordon, DiGiCo managing director. The DiGiCo consoles will support NBC’s coverage of basketball, boxing and indoor volleyball.

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Boxing Match Brings More Punch with Outline

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• June 3, 2008
MANCHESTER, England – The match for the world boxing championship in front of an audience of 55,000 was amplified by “Butterfly”, the line array by Outline of Brescia (Italy). The contestants were Mexico’s Juan Lazcano and England’s Ricky Hatton (the latter won, thus retaining his IBO light-welterweight title).

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Rod Stewart Performs Rock Classics at Stadium Show with JBL

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• May 20, 2008
BUENOS AIRES –Buenos Aires Live Show (B.A.L.S.) deployed a large JBL VerTec system for Rod Stewart’s recent concert at Velez Sarsfield Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The show was part of Rod Stewart’s current world tour supporting his latest release, “Still The Same…Great Rock Classics of our Time.”
 
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Yamaha Tenori-on Displayed for Audiences during Björk Tour

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• May 20, 2008
LONDON – Björk’s current world tour uses some of the most cutting edge on-stage technology out there. Björk’s band includes Damian Taylor whose rig resembles the bridge of the Starship Enterprise and includes a Yamaha Tenori-on, which is displayed on large plasma screens to the wide-eyed crowds during the track “Who Is It?.” “Björk felt it would be cool to feature the gear,” says Damian, “ to make it part of the stage set rather than using abstract pre-recorded visuals and projections.”

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Mayday Extravaganza Rocks Germany with Turbosound

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• May 13, 2008
DORTMUND, Germany – Promoter i-motion’s annual Mayday extravaganza draws clubbers from all over Germany to an all-night feast of cutting-edge music. This year’s event saw a new arena added to the event in Dortmund’s Westfalenhallen, which got off to the best possible start thanks to a large Turbosound audio rig.


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Live Music Nightclub Debuts in England with NEXO

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• May 13, 2008
SHEFFIELD, England –The Academy Music Group has opened its newest live music and club venue in Sheffield in the UK.  Although AMG has a chain of live clubs around the country, this is the first one that has been equipped with NEXO by Adlib Audio, the Liverpool-based touring and installation company.


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Carmen Consoli Stages Intimate Show with Outline Butterfly

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• May 12, 2008

MILAN – Some of Italy’s most elegant theatres hosted the “Anello Mancante Tour,” an intimate acoustical show by Sicilian singer and songwriter Carmen Consoli.A total of 16 Outline Butterfly CDH 483 Hi-packs and four Outline Subtech 218 SP amplified the notes of her intimate show for a few lucky spectators. 

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Marc Anthony Rocks Caracas with Dynaco C.A. and JBL

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• May 9, 2008
CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Corporacion Dynaco C.A. recently provided sound reinforcement for an outdoor concert in Venezuela featuring Marc Anthony with JBL VerTec line arrays. The show took place at the University of Caracas baseball stadium and drew an audience of approximately 15,000 people.
 
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Sydney BE Productions Opts for HK Audio

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• May 6, 2008
SYDNEY – The network of HK AUDIO sound system users in Australia has grown. In late 2007, BE Productions, a company located in the north of Sydney, bought a 2 x 8 Cohefra Compact system comprising 16 CDR 108 C enclosures, eight CDR 210 C cabinets, and two PR 8 amp racks. This newcomer is the fifth firm on the continent to join the Cohedra user network.
 

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Sennheiser and Neumann Official Sound Partners of Sydney Opera House

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 29, 2008
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous opera houses worldwide. The opera house has welcomed Sennheiser and Neumann as sound partners.
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Aztec Stadium Scores a Goal with Electro-Voice

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 29, 2008
MEXICO CITY – With a capacity of over 114,000, Mexico City’s legendary Estadio Azteca is the fourth largest stadium in the World. Its 40-plus year history is storied with some of soccer’s most memorable events. Rental company Producciones Reforma (El Rayo) deployed an Electro-Voice sound reinforcement system for the shows, based around X-Line and XLC line array systems.
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