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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...

Meyer Gear for First Cirque Show in Asia

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• January 26, 2009
MACAO, China — Zaia,the latest from Cirque du Soleil, is using speakers and digital audio tools from Meyer Sound for the 90-minute production in an 1,800-seat theater at the Venetian in Macao, Cirque du Soleil’s first resident show in Asia. Zaia melds acrobatics and visuals with otherworldly sonic landscapes to create a multisensory experience. Read More...

Digigram Names Int’l Sales & Field Marketing Director

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• January 19, 2009
GRENOBLE, France — Digigram named Hervé Odini international sales director. Odini will be responsible for all three of Digigram’s international sales offices: Grenoble, which handles the EMEA region; Singapore, for Asia and the Pacific; and Arlington, Va., for the Americas. He will also head up the field marketing department based at company headquarters in Montbonnot, France. Read More...

Lectronics Gives Malcolm Young Wireless Mobility

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• January 14, 2009
OSLO, Norway — For AC/DC’s Black Ice tour, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and co-songwriter Malcolm Young, pictured here, relies on Lectronics for its wireless mobility, which lets him roam about the stage. “Malcolm was using a wireless system, then went back to a cabled setup,” said the performer’s guitar tech, Geoff “Bison” Banks. “All the other wireless systems that we tried—and we’ve tried them all—colored his sound.” Read More...

Sontronics Mics On Tour with Extreme

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• January 14, 2009
MILAN, Italy — To promote their first new album in 13 years, called Saudades de Rock, Extreme launched their “Take Us Alive” tour last year. Guitarist and vocalist Nuno Bettencourt was singing the praises of the mics brought along on the tour, including two Sontronics STC-80 dynamic mics, two Sontronics Orpheus condenser mics and a Sontronics STC-1 condenser mic. Read More...

Martin Audio Helps The Prodigy Push Sub-Frequencies

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• January 13, 2009
HIGH WYCOMBE, U.K. — The Prodigy has been called the world’s “bassiest” band, but when they headlined the second stage at last summer’s V Festivals in Chelmsford and Stafford, there was a challenge. Read More...
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