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Rhino Sound Korea Working with HK Audio

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• February 19, 2009
ST. WENDEL, Germany — Rhino Sound, a relatively new Korean sound rental company, is serving as a demo partner for HK Audio after having crossed paths through a mutually beneficial coincidence. While little more than a year old, Rhino Sound’s two founders had each worked as sound engineers on a freelance basis. The new firm’s director, Sungwon Park, served monitor engineer for Korean standout Cho Young Phil. Read More...

Allen & Heath Ships First iLive-T System

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• February 18, 2009
PENRYN, U.K. — Allen & Heath shipped the first batch of its new iLive-T digital mixing systems. Launched at NAMM 2009, the British manufacturer said it has been overwhelmed as distributors have placed orders months in advance to cope with demand.

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EAW Gear Added to Ealing Christian Centre

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• February 16, 2009
LONDON — The Ealing Christian Centre (ECC) recently upgraded its sound system and selected several EAW SM Series stage monitors for vocalist and band use. The Centre already had an existing EAW KF600 Series Compact Three-Way VAT System, both ground-stacked and flown. The recent upgrade to the monitor system was accomplished with the help of EAW's U.K. dealer AA Systems.

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Celestion Reports Growth, New Distributor

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• February 16, 2009
IPSWICH, U.K. —Celestion announced a 50 percent increase in sales for its professional audio products. Separately, the company announced the appointment of Miami Parts Imports Inc. as the company’s distributor for Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Suriname, Uruguay and the Caribbean.

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Korean Church Goes Digital with iLive

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• February 12, 2009
SEOUL — The Bethel Independent Church has chosen an Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system for its ability to cater for a diverse range of events, including services, gospel singing and rock concerts. The iLive system includes an iDR10 MixRack loaded with 48 inputs and 24 outputs and iLive-144 Control Surface with 16 inputs and 8 outputs.

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Wyclef Jean Appearance in India Relies on EAW Gear

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• February 6, 2009
PUNE, India — Wyclef Jean made an appearance on stage at the Venkestshawara Farm House in Pune, Maharashtra, Western India, where Mumbai-based Rich Audio had provided EAW’s KF760 Line Array Speaker Systems. “For FOH, we flew two KF760 line array modules, plus two KF761 line array modules per site with optimal angles of boxes,” said Lee Braganza, Rich Audio FOH and system engineer.

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O2 World VIP Room Gets Meyer Sound System

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• February 5, 2009
BERLIN — IT Audio, founded last fall by Til Schwartz and Ivo König, recently installed a Meyer Sound system in the O2 Blueroom, a VIP reception room in Berlin’s O2 World arena. Designed by architects Schmidhuber+Partner, the O2 Blueroom primarily serves O2 World’s main sponsor, Telefónica O2 Germany, which is the German subsidiary of European telecommunications company Telefónica Europe. Read More...

Allen & Heath Gear Used for Rock Storm Tour in Vietnam

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• February 3, 2009
HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese PA company Fantasies Show & Light selected Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system for a recent tour visiting 10 cities in Vietnam called Rock Storm. Masaaki Azuma, the tour’s show sound director, has also handled sound control for Madonna, Oasis, Under World, Metallica, and Fuji Rock Festival.
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Shure Raid in China Finds Counterfeit Earphones

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• February 2, 2009
SHENZHEN, China — Shure Inc. said it had worked closely with Chinese authorities on its bust last month of a wholesale supply of more than 8,500 counterfeit earphones. An investigation initiated by Shure led to a raid by the Shenzhen Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) on a wholesale shop, Sanze Electronics, and another at an associated warehouse. Read More...

Soundking Group of China Buys Cadac

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• February 2, 2009
NINGBO, China — Soundking Group Co. Ltd. announced that it had acquired the assets, trademark and intellectual property of Cadac Electronics plc, effective immediately. Bob Thomas has been appointed as general manager of the new operating company, Cadac Holdings Ltd. Soundking said all 25 current Cadac employees were being retained, with R&D and production continuing in the U.K. Read More...

Nobel Concert Uses Midas XL8 and PRO6 Network

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• January 26, 2009
OSLO, Norway — A network of two Midas XL8s and three PRO6 consoles linked via AES50 (SuperMAC) reinforced the technical harmony of the Nobel Peace Prize concert at the Spektrum in Oslo. The Midas digital setup was implemented to handle 10 artists including Diana Ross, Il Divo, The Script and Robyn — each accompanied by a large orchestra — and to broadcast the event worldwide. Read More...

Di-rect’s “Tommy” Tours with DiGiCo’s SD8

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• January 26, 2009
The Netherlands — DiGiCo’s latest console, the SD8, is touring the Netherlands with a version of The Who’s rock opera, Tommy, being performed by a Dutch four-piece band called Di-rect and supported by soundco The Purple Group. Pictured here, L-R, is Di-rect lead singer Tim Akkerman and David Hol, FOH engineer. Read More...

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