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Soundcraft FX16 Survives ‘Lightning’ Strike at Baltimore Tattoo Convention

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• July 11, 2008
BALTIMORE, Md. – In an incredible feat of resilience, 500,000 Volts of electricity struck a Soundcraft FX16 audio console during a sideshow gone awry at the Baltimore Tattoo Convention in Baltimore City, Md., and the show was able to continue. While providing sound reinforcement on the first day of this three-day expo of tattoo artists and live performances, Airport Circle Sound Reinforcement, LLC was faced with an unexpected bolt of lightning that discharged from a performer’s Tesla Coil into the Soundcraft mixer.  

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Manufacturers Sponsor Worship Arts Technology Summit

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• July 11, 2008
MUSKEGON, Mich. – The first-of-its-kind training opportunity is open to all church technicians and musicians seeking in-depth technology training available in the areas of audio, musicianship, lighting, recording and media presentation. The Worship Arts Technology Summit will be held September 14 to 18 in Muskegon, Mich. All skill levels are welcome as the training will be presented in structured technology tracks, allowing attendees to begin with the basics and build upon them with a series of increasingly advanced class offerings.
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Audio Analysts Provide Yamaha T5N Amps for Ringo Starr Tour

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• July 11, 2008
BUENA PARK, Calif. – This summer marks number 10 for Ringo Starr’s All Starr outing and includes returning All Starr members (in alphabetical order): Colin Hay, Billy Squier, Hamish Stuart and Edgar Winter, and first timers Gary Wright and Gregg Bissonette. The All Starr tour is currently bringing its newest chart-topping lineup to 31 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. For close to 20 years, Audio Analysts (Colorado Springs, Colo.) has provided full audio production for Ringo Starr tours.

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PRG Acquires Hi-Tech Rentals

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• July 9, 2008
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — Production Resource Group, L.L.C. (PRG) Chairman and CEO Jere Harris has announced that the company has purchased Hi-Tech Rentals, Inc.

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Roy and Gene Clair to Receive Parnelli Audio Innovator Award

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• July 9, 2008
LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Awards Board of Directors has announced that Roy Clair and Gene Clair will be receiving this year’s Parnelli Audio Innovator Award honoring their decades in the live entertainment industry. Having built the formable sound touring company, Clair Bros., into one of the biggest in the industry, the two will be honored for their work, innovations and contributions at a gala award ceremony, Oct. 24, in Las Vegas.

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Yamaha To Make Offer To Acquire NEXO

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• July 9, 2008
BUENA PARK, Calif. – Yamaha Corporation Japan has announced that its Board of Directors, at their meeting held on June 19, has decided to make an offer to the founders of NEXO S.A. to acquire all shares of NEXO.

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Community VLF Series

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• July 8, 2008

Community Professional has introduced the new VLF Series of Versatile Low Frequency loudspeakers. The VLF line boasts a compact, low-profile design that fits into areas where larger subwoofers are impractical. 

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L-ACOUSTICS Updates Product Training, Announces New Dates

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• July 8, 2008
OXNARD, Calif. – Given the "total system approach" brought about by the debut of the LA4 and LA8, L-ACOUSTICS has revised its DOSC systems training seminars to incorporate the new amplified controller system architecture.

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Kylie Has Europe on its Feet with Meyer Sound MILO

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• July 8, 2008
BERKELY, Calif. – Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue has launched a three-month European tour, “KYLIEX2008,” bringing a killer new band, spectacular costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier, and state-of-the-art staging, multimedia, lighting and sound. UK-based Capital Sound has once again designed and supplied a powerful Meyer Sound rig for Minogue’s tour, based around left and right hangs of 14 MILO and two MILO 120 line array loudspeakers each.
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Pacific West Sound Chooses Adamson

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• July 8, 2008
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Pacific West Sound Professional Audio and Design Inc. (PacWest), based in a newly constructed building in Bakersfield Calif., has been providing complete video and backline services as well as designing and building complete installations, including sound, video and lighting for the past 25 years. PacWest recently made the decision to upgrade to an Adamson Y-Axis System.  

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Shure Goes Green with Redesigned Packaging

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• July 8, 2008
NILES, Ill. – Shure Incorporated has announced that it has redesigned the packaging for all of its Microflex Installed Sound Microphones, ULX Wireless Microphone Systems, three of its wired and wireless Personal Monitor Systems (PSM), and two of its SE Sound Isolating Earphone models.  

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Wimbledon Championships Match Up with Martin Audio

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• July 7, 2008
WIMBLEDON, England – The second phase of the All England Lawn Tennis Club’s three-year plan to transform the Center Court at Wimbledon includes the installation of a major new public address system. The dilemma facing Jon Berry from RG Jones Sound Engineering, the All England Club’s long-term pro audio contractors, was in finding a system that could be installed on a temporary basis for this year’s championships, knowing that immediately after the event it would have to be removed in preparation for the third phase.

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