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Olympic Athletes Compete for Gold with Peavey

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• August 13, 2008
BEIJING — As the world’s top athletes compete in Beijing this summer, audio distribution systems from Peavey MediaMatrix are providing audio networking and sound reinforcement for the 2008 Olympic Games at several major sports venues across China.

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Sky Bar Flies High with Turbosound

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• August 13, 2008

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The place to be seen in the Lebanese capital Beirut is the Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Centre’s Sky Bar, whose roof terrace is open to the stars during the hot summer nights. As well as fantastic views of the city and the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the venue features a Turbosound installation.

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Solidays Music Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary with NEXO

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• August 13, 2008
FRANCE — For the past 10 years, the Ile de France region has supported the Solidays music festival to raise AIDS awareness.  A play on the words solidarity and holidays, Solidays is dedicated to both concepts, and its timing in the event calendar means it represents the kick-off for the festival season in France. As this year was the 10th anniversary of the festival, a fifth stage was added and a vast electic selection of hip-hop, rock, reggae and techno artists invited to perform. French PA company Melpomen, which has provided PA support for the last decade, was able to use three generations of NEXO’s GEO Series line array loudspeakers in their FOH systems.

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Donna Summer Dances Back In the Spotlight with DiGiCo

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• August 13, 2008
NEW YORK — Donna Summer, singer/songwriter/pop culture icon and five-time Grammy winner, is back with Crayons, her first full-length studio release in 17 years. Summer embarked on the “Stamp Your Feet” tour with N.Y.-based SK Systems and Tom Heinisch at the controls of the summer U.S. swing. They spec’d a DiGiCo CS D5 at FOH and a DiGiCo D-1 at monitors to handle the roughly 50+ inputs from the stage — and he anticipates they’ll be adding more inputs with the addition of local orchestras in certain cities.

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Prototype White Space Devices Fail FCC Tests

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• August 11, 2008
WASHINGTON — Last night's FCC test of prototype "White Space" devices in a real-world NFL environment proved conclusively that the devices would not accuratelysense wireless microphone transmissions and, if deployed, would cause havoc within the NFL, venue operations and related broadcast operations.

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Alcons LR14/90 Line Array

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• August 11, 2008
Alcons is now shipping its LR14/90 pro-ribbon line-array. The LR14/90 is a passive 2-way ultra-compact line-array module, to be used in vertical stacked or flown arrays. The compact design and a maximum SPL of 130dB+ per unit makes the LR14/90 designed for small to medium-sized applications. With the addition of the 90°x15° version, the LR14 system is designed to offer more flexibility and tailored projection. The LR14/90 uses Alcons’ proprietary pro-ribbon technology for MHF reproduction; the 800W peak power handling of the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver enables a HiFi sound reproduction at concert SPLs.

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Get Your Face in the AES Issue!

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• August 11, 2008
LAS VEGAS – This is your shot to have your mug in the AES issue of FOH! All you have to do is take five minutes to fill out the form and send us a photo of yourself, preferably on a gig. Just go to www.fohonline.com/trenches to send us your In the Trenches submission. Don’t […] Read More...

Earth Wind & Fire Perform Classic R&B Hits with DiGiCo

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• August 11, 2008
GILFORD, N.H. — Earth Wind & Fire, are without a doubt one of the hardest working bands in show business. These days, the band still performs consistently throughout the year — be it a club, concert venue or corporate setting. For the band’s long-time FOH Engineer Terry “TJ” Jackson (who has also worked with Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, George Duke, Anita Baker and Toni, Toni, Toni) the migration from the DiGiCo D5 to SD7 was a natural one, offering a streamlined roadworthy rig, and giving him the tools to flex the overall sound to the venue at hand. The EWF tour — with production partner Eighth Day Sound — was one of the first tours to head out stateside with the new SD7 console.
 
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Frankston Art Centre Upgrades with d&b audiotechnik

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• August 11, 2008
MELBOURNE, Australia – The Frankston Arts Centre is a landmark in one of Melbourne's fastest growing areas. Designed by Australian architect, Daryl Jackson, the Frankston is one of the largest metropolitan and regional arts venues in Australia. It was decided that the venue needed a new loudspeaker system to take its offerings into the next level. Venue sound technician and long-time fan of d&b audiotechnik systems, Ben Thompson, contacted Simon Moran of Optim Audio who ultimately installed the new system.

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Crown Audio Powers China’s National Stadium for Olympic Games

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• August 11, 2008
BEIJING — With the official opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games, Crown Audio has announced that it has provided China’s National Stadium with 400 Crown I-Tech amplifiers to power the sound system during the next 16 days of events at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games being held in Beijing, China.

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2008 Summer Olympics Swims with JBL at National Aquatic Centre

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• August 8, 2008
BEIJING — Anyone who has ever witnessed or participated in an indoor swimming competition knows that acoustics play a significant part in the experience. Too reverberant and announcements become unintelligible; too sterile and the excitement and sense of place is diminished. JBL Professional Precision Directivity (PD) Series and Application Engineered (AE) Series loudspeakers are on the job at the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in the National Aquatic Centre in Beijing to make certain that the sound will be exactly what it needs to be for the array of Olympic games taking place there Aug. 8-24 this summer.

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Turin Theatre Upgrades with Soundcraft Vi6

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• August 8, 2008
ITALY – Teatro Regio di Torino (Turin Royal Theatre), one of Italy’s most famous and prominent opera houses, recently installed a Soundcraft Vi6 digital console as part of an equipment upgrade.

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