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d&b's Js deliver 50 Cent rap in Helsinki

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• December 14, 2006
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- 50 Cent performed two nights, in front of 17,000 fans, at Helsinki's largest venue, the Hartwall Arena. Since 50 Cent was not on tour, the Hartwall concerts were a one-off event, so his production used local services, calling upon Akun Tehdas, Finland's leading equipment rental provider, to supply all 50 Cent's sound requirements. "This was a typical large scale event for us," said Timo Liski of Akun Tehdas. Read More...

Meyer Sound MILO Helps Megadeth Rock, Rattle, and Rumble

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• December 13, 2006
BERKELEY, CA -- On this year's "Gigantour 2," Megadeth's tour with opening acts Lamb of God, Opeth, Overkill and Arch Enemy, the central philosophy was clear: loud is good, but louder with clarity is better, and with that in mind, tour sound providers Thunder Audio turned to Meyer Sound's MILO curvilinear array loudspeaker to do the job. Thunder vice president Paul Owen reports that, initially, not everyone realized what MILO could do. But Owen, who has mixed monitors for Metallica and worked on tours by AC/DC, Disturbed, Slipknot and Mudvayne, was quite confident about his specification. Read More...

EAW to Offshore Manufacturing Operations

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• December 13, 2006
WHITINSVILLE, MA -- If you have been involved in live audio for any significant period of time there are a few companies that you probably think of as forming the foundation of the business in the U.S. One of those "foundation" companies, Eastern Acoustic Works, better known as EAW, has joined that steady stream of U.S. manufacturing concerns packing up their domestic operations and shipping them off to Asia. Read More...

Founder, Chairman of Outline Audio Dies

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• December 11, 2006
BRESCIA, ITALY -- Guido Noselli, founder and chairman of Italian pro audio manufacturer Outline, died Friday, December 1, 2006. Read More...

Cadac S-Digital Console

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• December 11, 2006
The Cadac S-Digital is conceived to reflect the surface architecture of Cadac's J-Type analog console. In its basic configuration, it offers a minimum specification of 72 input channels, 66 mix busses and 3 stereo listen busses. Key features of the S-Digital include: single or multi-operator control with multiple listen systems provided as standard; extra console surfaces can be used for tech and then relocated/removed; the ability to configure multiple control surfaces within a single mixing system, allowing control over all console parameters from multiple locations (such as Control Room and FOH pit, or FOH and Monitor); a proprietary high-speed communications protocol linking the core elements (Control Surface, Multiple Audio I/O Racks, and Processor Rack); all input and output modules hot swappable; the control surface consisting of three components-- Input Frame, Output Frame and a Central Control Module; a single Input frame has the capability to control 144 input channels, and a single Output frame has control over all 72 output and listen busses; additional frames can be utilized to give physical control of every channel input and bus output, mirroring a multiple-frame J-Type. £195,000. Read More...

Link's Cable Ties Up With JBL VerTec and Venue

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• December 11, 2006
NEW YORK -- Altamonte Springs, Fla - based Link has introduced its CVS LKSPKAL 12/3 U2A2 - a new line of "intelligent" self-powered speaker cables that includes a 12/3 double-shielded power cable, two AES individually-jacketed and shielded pairs and two color-coded UTP Ethernet lines, featuring Link's cross-spacer (Cat6 style) construction. The cables are designed for self-powered loudspeaker systems that incorporate Cat5 control and/or signal connectivity. Read More...

Tempo Turns to Adamson for Tempo Turns One

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• December 11, 2006
ST CROIX, VIRGIN ISLANDS – Thousands of people flocked and flew into the island of St Croix, US Virgin Islands, to attend Tempo's one-year birthday bash, for which Adamson speakers played a key role. The Caribbean lifestyle TV channel, from MTV Networks, explores the Caribbean culture. Its musical programming is mainly Caribbean music including Calypso, Dancehall, Punta rock, Soca and Reggae. Tempo celebrated with a birthday concert named "Tempo Turns One" on November 4th, and Frontline Systems, a locally-based production company, got the call. Read More...

Studiomaster launches C3X

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• December 8, 2006
Corona, CA – The Studiomaster C3X mixer, which has been designed to accommodate live sound and installation applications where compact size and professional features are required, is now available in the United States. The C3X is a 1U-high rackmount 12-input mixer intended to provide the essential features of larger format mixers but in a much smaller package. Read More...

Monks, EV Play Germany

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• December 8, 2006
BERLIN, GERMANY -- The Monks recently returned to Germany to hoist their rock 'n' roll flag for the first time in 40 years, and while on their tour through Berlin, Zurich and London, the band performed with five EV Raven microphones on vocals. Read More...

Avlex Introduces MA-808 Portable Wireless PA System

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• December 7, 2006
KANSAS CITY, MO -- Avlex Corporation has introduced the new MA-808 Portable Wireless PA System, which features an enclosure with retractable handles and integrated wheels for easy transport. This bi-amplified system includes a Class AB amplifier for the HF (high frequency) driver and a Class D amplifier that drives a 10-inch woofer. The unit also includes a built-in MP3 recorder/player module, support for two wireless receiver modules and storage provisions for the transmitters. Read More...

CrystalRoc Creates Minogue's Mics

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• December 7, 2006
LONDON -- CrystalRoc is the UK Company behind Kylie Minogue's crystallized Sennheiser SKM 5200 microphones, currently being used on the "Showgirl Homecoming Tour," which started in Sydney on November 11th. Read More...

Pearl Jam Become Converts to VENUE

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• December 6, 2006
DALY CITY, CA -- Pearl Jam has converted to Digidesign's VENUE live sound environment. The band has had a busy year, commencing with the release of their eighth studio album, Pearl Jam, in May, with the single "World Wide Suicide," and the band is also on a worldwide tour, playing large festivals (including the iconic Leeds and Reading Festivals in the UK) and dates throughout South America, Mexico, Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Australia through the end of this month. Read More...

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