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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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NEXO RS15 Omni/Cardioid Subwoofer

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• April 2, 2008
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Inc. has announced the availability of the NEXO RS15 low-profile high-output, modular, scalable bass cabinet. The first in the RS (Ray Sub) Series, the RS15 is capable of operating in both omni-directional and cardioid modes. Comprised of a 15-inch transducer with a frequency response of 35 Hz–200 Hz in omni or 35 Hz–150 Hz in directional mode and a sensitivity of 105 dB SPL, the versatile RS15 is ideal for system installations and touring requirements.
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D&M Holdings Inc. Acquires Allen & Heath

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• April 2, 2008
TOKYO – Since when did mergers and acquisitions become a staple of your favorite live audio magazine? Since a bunch of companies have been merging and being acquired. There’s another one that just finalized, but it seems like a good fit from the start, making it less scary than some other recent M&A moves. To “further its growth in live audio, broadcast and DJ technologies,” D&M Holdings Inc., a Tokyo-based operating company that owns such brands as Calrec Audio, Denon DJ and McIntosh Laboratory, has acquired Allen & Heath, effective April 1, the first day of D&M Holding’s 2008 fiscal year.


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Mark Herman Leaves Live Sound International

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• April 2, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO – Mark Herman, a respected figure in the live sound world, has left his position as publisher of Live Sound International magazine and ProSoundWeb.com. For a letter written by Herman discussing his surprising departure and plans for the future, click here.

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Maroon 5 Breathes Easy with Yamaha PM5D Consoles

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• March 31, 2008
BUENA PARK, CA – Maroon 5 continues its successful worldwide tour in support of their latest It Won’t Be Soon Before Long CD. Clair/Showco is providing complete production and crew for the tour with audio equipment including two Yamaha PM5D digital audio consoles, one for house and one for monitors. “The first time I used the 5D was on Motley Crue,” states Kirk Shreiner, front of house engineer for the Maroon 5 tour. “I was using another digital console and just never liked the way it sounded, nor could I trust it. So while the tour took a break, I switched to the PM5D. I liked it a lot better; it feels like I’m mixing on a console and not a computer.”

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Comcast and Boeing Corporate Events Put DiGiCo D1 Through Its Paces

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• March 31, 2008
CHESSINGTON, ENGLAND – In a 20-plus-year career as an independent audio engineer and system designer, Ken Gordon has straddled the worlds of rock ‘n’ roll sessions/tours and corporate one-offs on gigs ranging from Mick Fleetwood and Jane's Addiction, to product rollouts for aerospace innovator Boeing Corporation and corporate meetings for broadcast leader Comcast. As an enthusiastic digital devotee, he says he is noticing a trend towards the embracing of digital technology in the corporate world. The DiGiCo D1’s versatility, flexibility and transparent sonic quality made for a manageable solution in handling the continually changing myriad audio/video requirements of these complex rollouts.

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HSBC Arena Modernizes with Dolby Lake Processors

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• March 31, 2008
BUFFALO, NY – Clair Brothers Systems has installed six Dolby Lake Processors at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y., to control a zoned and distributed speaker system that is part of a complete audio system upgrade and modernization at the venue. The multipurpose HSBC Arena is home to the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres and the National Lacrosse League's Buffalo Bandits and hosts a variety of other sporting events in addition to music concerts, ice shows and other entertainment.

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Heil Sound Assumes Worldwide Distribution Efforts

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• March 28, 2008

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL – Heil Sound has announced that effective immediately the company will assume all worldwide sales distribution efforts. The announcement comes after the company’s distributor sent a letter to dealers telling them that they were resigning the Heil Sound line. 

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Spice Girls Return to the Stage with Sennheiser

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• March 28, 2008
OLD LYME, CT – It was intended to be a big thank you and a fitting farewell to their fans, but when the Spice Girls announced their plans for the "Return of the Spice Girls" tour, they had little idea what a huge success their tour would turn out to be. Now the five girls can look back on 47 sell-out shows – a success backed up by Sennheiser technology.

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BLUSH Nightclub Opens in Winnipeg with a House Full of Yamaha

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• March 27, 2008
WINNIPEG, MB  – BLUSH is the largest and newest nightclub to open in downtown Winnipeg and a major contributor to the city's downtown revitalization program. The new club is fast becoming one of the downtown’s most popular nightclubs. The building, which had been vacant for the past 10 years, was completely gutted, and a multimillion-dollar renovation transformed the space into Winnipeg's most stunning nightclub.

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Operation MySpace Brings Stars to U.S. Troops with Digidesign VENUE

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• March 27, 2008
DALY CITY, CA — Entertaining a few thousand troops overseas is hardly a new concept, but sending the show out live over the Internet for a few million more viewers is, most would agree, taking it to a whole new level. MySpace and AEG Live teamed up with the U.S. Department of Defense for Operation MySpace: Live from Kuwait, a three-hour plus MySpaceLive! concert that brought leading stars to the Middle East to perform for U.S. troops.

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