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American Idol Contestants Take the Stage with Sennheiser

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• April 14, 2008
HOLLYWOOD, CA - Randy Faustino is a seasoned veteran in the music industry. In 2007, he formed Creative Sound Solutions with Gerald “Butch” McKarge and J. Mark King to provide music mixing services for the television industry. The company has since mixed American Idol, and a host of Idol-inspired shows, including The Next Great American Band, Rock Star and MTV’s Rock The Cradle! At Faustino’s request, all American Idol contestants use the Sennheiser MD 5235/SKM 5200 combo. Read More...

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Ropes In Electro-Voice

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• April 11, 2008
HOUSTON – LD Systems delivered massive sound reinforcement at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, held annually at Reliant Park, Houston. Celebrating its 76th year in 2008, Rodeo Houston is both the world's largest livestock exhibition and the world's largest rodeo event. And, every night after the rodeo competition winds down, the Rodeo rolls out big name entertainment to match.

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Gallo Center for the Arts Gets Amplified with Yamaha

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• April 11, 2008

MODESTO, CA – The Mary Stuart Rogers (capacity 1,250) and Foster Family Theaters (capacity 444) are designed with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment. Audio systems design for both theaters was by Media Systems Design Group (Los Angeles, Ca), Timothy Hart, principal. Lighting Design was by Lighting Design Alliance (Long Beach, Ca), Chip Israel, project head. Audio installation was performed by Professional Communication Design (PCD) out of Santa Rosa.                  

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TC Group and Gibson Guitar End Merger

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• April 9, 2008
RISSKOV, DENMARK and NASHVILLE, TN – TC Group and Gibson Guitar have officially ended their plans to merge, a venture that was to take place by March. According to a release from TC Group, “The main reason for not going further is that the CEO of Gibson (Henry Juszkiewicz) and Anders Fauerskov (CEO OF TC Group) simply have too different views on how things should operate.”

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Shelby Lynne Embarks on U.S. Tour with Heil Sound

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• April 9, 2008
DALLAS – Lost Highway Records released Shelby Lynne’s 10th studio album, Just a Little Lovin. The collection is a spare, mesmerizing tribute to the late Dusty Springfield that Lynne sums up by saying. “This is sacred ground to me.” To promote the new album, Shelby and her band have embarked on a U.S. tour, which will be followed by dates in the UK in the fall. On stage, everything that needs a microphone gets a Heil microphone, including Shelby Lynne.

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Sabine Phantom Mic Rider Pro

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• April 8, 2008
Sabine has expanded the Phantom Mic Rider Series with the introduction of the Phantom Mic Rider Pro. Two new models expand the applications and improve dynamic range and control of the Phantom’s functions. Like the original Phantom, the two new models are phantom-powered, inline signal processors that plug directly into handheld or gooseneck mics.
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Matchbox Twenty Exile in America Tour Rocks with Royer Labs

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• April 8, 2008
BURBANK, CA – For the rock band Matchbox Twenty’s current Exile in America tour, which includes engagements at the Nokia Theatre in Dallas, Madison Square Garden in New York City, Broomfield Events Center in Denver, and Staples Center in Los Angeles, the band is using Royer Labs R-121 ribbon microphones extensively.

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Philadelphia Phillies Kick Off Major League Baseball Season with Community

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• April 8, 2008
CLEARWATER, FL – Major League Baseball’s 2008 season has begun and the National League East Champion Philadelphia Phillies wrapped up another successful spring training at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., and were ready for opening day at Citizens Bank Park with a main speaker system comprised of Community’s all-weather WET and R-Series loudspeakers.

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Microphone Interests Coalition Responds to Google White Space Proposal

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• April 7, 2008
NEW YORK — A broad coalition of high-profile wireless microphone users, organized as the Microphone Interests Coalition (MIC), today sharply criticized the recent proposal submitted by Google to open the so-called “white spaces” to unlicensed device use.  

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DiGiCo and Group One Hit the Road to Demonstrate the SD7 System Across the U.S

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• April 7, 2008
FARMINGDALE
, NY – DiGiCo Chief Executive Bob Doyle, along with Jack Kelly, president of Pro Audio/Lighting distributor Group One, took to the road to introduce DiGiCo’s progressive SD7 system to live sound and theatre engineers, system integrators, designers, specifiers and rental company personnel in the U.S.
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Digidesign Venue Makes U.S. Debut on Adore Worship Tour

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• April 7, 2008
DALY CITY
, CA – Digidesign's Mix Rack option for its VENUE live sound systems made its U.S. debut last month as a part of the Adore Worship Tour. When combined with a D-Show Profile system, Mix Rack is designed to offer a compact and affordable entry into the Venue family that is ideal for small- to mid-sized venues, houses of worship, corporate A/V applications and regional tours.
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Nelly Furtado Turns Out the Lights with Adamson

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• April 4, 2008
TORONTO – Around the world, March 29th marked a day dedicated to raising awareness for global climate change, by many communities and businesses around the globe promising to turn off their lights for 60 minutes starting at 8pm. Canadians totaled about a third of the 300,000 pledges made on the official “Earth Hour” Web site established by the event organizers the World Wildlife Fund, and had an awareness raising concert planned in Toronto. The Concert was appropriately titled after the Canadian headliner Nelly Furtado’s song “Turn Out The Lights.”

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