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Gold’s Gym Pumps Up Volume with Spider Ranch Productions

FOH Staff •
  • News
• April 28, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO – Spider Ranch Productions of California recently completed an overhaul of the Gold’s Gym fitness center with a new distributed system built on the iDESIGN loudspeaker platform. Taking a 35-year-old fitness center, gutting it and turning it all back into a usable facility took a little over a year to complete.  Don Dickerson, general manager for Gold’s Gym in the San Francisco Bay area, contacted old friend Alex Moran from Spider Productions to design and install a new sound system. Moran provided a total of 29 McCauley Sound iDESIGN modules for the installation.
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Papal Mass Inspires Crowds with MHA Audio at Nationals Stadium

FOH Staff •
  • News
• April 28, 2008
WASHINGTON – As the first non-Baseball event for the brand new Nationals Stadium and the initial step of a high-profile journey across the Eastern U.S., the Papal Mass in our nation’s capital presented a unique set of challenges for one of the area’s leading production companies, MHA Audio.

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Royal Opera House Hosts Film Awards with Outline

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 28, 2008

LONDON – At London’s Royal Opera House – one of the most famous opera theatres in the world and home of Britain’s prestigious Royal Opera and Royal Ballet companies – Britannia Row Productions’ Outline Butterfly was used as the "Front of House" system for sound reinforcement at the BAFTA ceremony, the British equivalent of the Oscars, awarded to personalities from the cinema and television world since 1947.

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Iron Maiden Flying High with DiGiCo

FOH Staff •
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• April 28, 2008
CHESSINGTON, England – Although it is not unknown for hugely successful bands to have their own aircraft in which to tour the globe, it is highly unusual for the band’s lead singer to be the pilot. Yet this is the case with evergreen hard rockers Iron Maiden and, as they begin another major tour, the ultra-compact size of Monitor Engineer Steve ‘Gonzo’ Smith’s DiGiCo D5 console means that there is plenty of room onboard for it to travel with him.
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Shure UR1M Micro-Bodypack

FOH Staff •
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• April 23, 2008
Offering wireless audio in an ultra-compact package that is about half the size of most standard bodypacks and weighing just three ounces with two AAA batteries, the Shure UR1M Micro-Bodypack is designed to be easily concealed and worn comfortably by actors, performers, musicians and public speakers.
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Shure Incorporated Makes Two Senior Management Appointments

FOH Staff •
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• April 22, 2008

 In our April issue's On the Move section, we incorrectly listed Robin Hamerlinck's job title and placed Paul Applebaum's photo in the wrong location.We regret these errors. Below is the correct press release. – ed.

NILES, IL – Shure Incorporated has appointed Robin Hamerlinck to vice president of Global Information Systems and chief information officer.  In this position, she will be responsible for the development and operation of all of the company’s information systems and infrastructure.  Previously, Hamerlinck was chief technology officer at Merisant Worldwide Inc. and before that, she worked at Monsanto, where she held various information technology management positions.

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Sets Sail with D.A.S. Audio

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• April 22, 2008
ST. MAARTEN – Home to one of the Caribbean's most exciting vacation destinations, Sint Maarten also has the distinction of being the site of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, one of the biggest sailing events of the Americas and second only to the America’s Cup. This year’s regatta was larger than ever — with over 280 ships participating in the race. For each event, D.A.S. Audio systems provided sound reinforcement—with the final night’s concert being a massive affair that featured Jamaican American reggae artist Shaggy.

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Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight Tour Rocks with XTA

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• April 22, 2008

WORCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND – Nu metal rap rockers Linkin Park unleashed their third studio album Minutes to Midnight in May 2007. It sold more than 600,000 copies in the first week and went straight to the top of the Billboard 200 Charts. However, as their current world tour reminds us, Linkin Park are also a phenomenal live act — and has XTA very much at the heart of their sound. 

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Celtic Woman Returns to U.S. with Meyer Sound

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• April 21, 2008
EAST RUTHERFOD, N.J. – With record-breaking releases topping Billboard charts and sold-out concerts spanning continents, Ireland’s Celtic Woman is back in the U.S. On its three-month coast-to-coast tour, the all-female group is playing shows ranging from massive to intimate and back again. With settings ranging from 2,000-seat theatres to 9,000-seat arenas, East Rutherford, NJ-based Masque Sound has outfitted the band with a versatile system of self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeakers to cover every contingency.
 
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Legendary Italian Club Upgrades with Martin Audio

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• April 21, 2008
RIMINI, ITALY – One of the few clubs in the world able to boast a 50-year history, the stylish Paradiso club offers clients a breathtaking view from its unbeatable vantage point overlooking the Adriatic Riviera. The legendary venue’s new owners — Luca De Simone and Alessandro Volta — announced their intention to reopen the Italian venue exactly 50 years after its original inauguration and restore it to its role as one of Europe’s leading clubs with a Martin Audio sound system.

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Drummer Boy Sound Hoops It Up with Dynacord Cobra

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• April 21, 2008
MIAMI – Miami’s Drummer Boy Sound, 99 JAMZ WEDR, Powerade and the City of Miami Gardens recently teamed up to sponsor and host the national touring Hoop It Up 3 on 3 basketball challenge at Calder Race track in Miami Gardens, Fla. DBS deployed their portable Dynacord Cobra line array system for the event, with additional equipment from Electro-Voice, Midas and Klark Teknik.

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Neumann Digital Microphones To Interconnect with DiGiCo Consoles

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• April 18, 2008
LAS VEGAS – Back in 2001, Neumann unveiled its Solution-D generation digital microphones. These conformed to the new AES 42 data transmission protocol to allow its digital microphones to work in conjunction with digital workstations. Now, NAB 2008 sees the fruits of a collaborative effort with UK-based digital mixing console manufacturer DiGiCo to take this groundbreaking technology a stage further, allowing Neumann’s digital microphones to interface directly with DiGiCo’s desks.

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