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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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Fame The Musical Stars in Spain with Digico

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• April 4, 2008
CADIZ, SPAIN – The Spanish version of Fame – The Musical, or Fama El Musical, recently visited Cádiz in the south west of Spain. The show has toured Spain for over a year and has already seen packed houses in Barcelona and Madrid. DiGiCo plays a major role in the show’s audio success for Barcelona-based rental company Tour Serveis, which provides all the sound equipment, maintenance and logistics for the Spanish tour.

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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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