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Parnelli Award Nominations Close Aug. 22

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• August 18, 2008
LAS VEGAS — Nominations for the 2008 Parnelli Awards, which have been open since Aug. 1, will close Friday, Aug. 22. FOH subscribers can click here and nominate individuals and companies for the four categories of live sound awards including Monitor Mixer of the Year, Sound Company of the Year, Audio System Engineer of the […] Read More...

Google Ups the Ante in White Space Debate

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• August 18, 2008
WASHINGTON — Google has upped the ante in the white space debate with the launch of a new public campaign and Web site, “Free the Airwaves,” advocating for the deregulation of white space between broadcast TV channels. The FCC continues its field tests; however, the technological problems continue to go unresolved — All tests up to this point have failed. Click here to read about a recent test.

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Dual Allen & Heath iLive-80s Brings Clarity to Central Baptist Church

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• August 18, 2008
ST. LOUIS — Central Baptist Church, located in St. Louis, has installed two iLive-80 digital consoles to handle FOH/monitors and Broadcast positions. A 750-seat facility, Central Baptist Church (CBC) is a dynamic musical church led by the charismatic and compelling Dr. Robert C. Scott. In addition to the various weekly services, CBC hosts a number of events including theatrical, musical and dance performances, community events, guest speakers, workshops and educational sessions. Installation was governed by Drainer Albright & Associates with system integration by Modern Communications and Output Unlimited.


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Sensaphonics dB Check In-Ear Sound Level Analyzer

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• August 18, 2008
Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation, Inc. is introducing the dB Check in-ear sound level analyzer, the first device capable of accurately measuring sound pressure levels with the earphones inserted. Designed to work with Sensaphonics custom earphones, the dB Check is a handheld unit that measures and displays the actual A-weighted SPL and, more importantly, the recommended safe exposure time for that level on both the NIOSH and OSHA scales.

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George Michael 25 Live Tour Has Faith in Sennheiser

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• August 18, 2008
LONDON — George Michael kicked off the six-week-long final leg of his "25 Live" tour in San Diego in mid-June, marking his first live performance in North America in 17 years. The concerts are the third and final leg of an almost two-year tour, celebrating Michael's 25 years in show business. The tour has seen the former Wham! singer play to 1.3 million fans at 80 shows in 12 European countries, and included two nights at New York's Madison Square Garden. The entire tour, which began in 2006, featured a stage full of Sennheiser and Neumann microphones, including the singer's wireless handheld of choice, a Sennheiser SKM 5200 fitted with a Neumann KK 104 S capsule.
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2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony Kicks Off with Harman Audio

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• August 18, 2008
BEIJING — In one of the most-watched global media events of the year, the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing was held on Aug. 8 at the newly constructed Beijing National Stadium (known informally as “The Bird’s Nest”). The Opening Ceremony marked the beginning of the 29th Olympic Summer Games. Sound Media Fusion facilitated the event audio system design, programming and deployment, which prominently featured JBL VerTec line arrays, Crown I-Tech amplifiers and Soundcraft Vi6 digital mixing consoles.

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Sunset Thursdays Soothes Crowds with QSC

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• August 18, 2008
NEW YORK — Sunset Thursdays is a series of summer gatherings held on the patio at P.D. O'Hurley's, a bar and grill overlooking the Hudson River from Pier 84 at West 44th Street and 12th Avenue. A sundown celebration featuring soothing sounds designed to help bring the week to a close on a more serene note, the events enlist the talents of DJs who spread their aural ambience over the crowd using a sound system featuring 10 of QSC's powered HPR122i loudspeakers.

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L-ACOUSTICS Launches K1/KUDO Pilot Program

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• August 18, 2008
OXNARD, Calif. — L-ACOUSTICS has announced the launch of the K1/KUDO Pilot Program. This announcement follows the recent publication of an interview with Christian Heil and Stéphane Ecalle at Prolight 2008 in which L-ACOUSTICS unveiled the V-DOSC sequel and the future creation of a global DOSC Network.

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Loud Technologies Chairman and CEO Steps Down; Successor Named

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• August 15, 2008
WOODENVILLE, Wash. — The board of directors of Loud Technologies has announced that Jamie Engen is stepping down from his position as chairman and chief executive officer effective immediately. The board has named former aviation and office products executive Rodney Olson as the company's chairman and CEO.

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Logitech to Acquire Ultimate Ears

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• August 14, 2008

IRVINE, Calif. — Peripheral and accessories maker Logitech International has announced that the company will acquire privately held Ultimate Ears, of Irvine, Calif., for $34 million in cash. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in August. 

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Alcons Audio Establishes UK Base

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• August 14, 2008
NETHERLANDS — Dutch loudspeaker manufacturer Alcons Audio has recently opened a UK base, which will be headed up by Stephen Badham.
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Atlantic City Hilton Is In the Game with Yamaha

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• August 14, 2008
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Atlantic City Hilton recently installed a new Yamaha PM5D digital audio console for front of house use in their entertainment venue. A state-of-the-art venue built to showcase the talents of celebrity entertainers, the theater boasts a seating capacity of over 1,400. The console was purchased by Yamaha dealer, ACIR Professional in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. “We are extremely happy that the Hilton decided to purchase a second Yamaha PM5D,” states John Grasso, ACIR Pro co-owner. “This console is so popular and familiar, that it’s a breeze to set up a show for visiting engineers. The Hilton knows that if they have any questions about the console, we’re right around the corner and there to assist.”

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