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Digigram Names Int’l Sales & Field Marketing Director

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• January 19, 2009
GRENOBLE, France — Digigram named Hervé Odini international sales director. Odini will be responsible for all three of Digigram’s international sales offices: Grenoble, which handles the EMEA region; Singapore, for Asia and the Pacific; and Arlington, Va., for the Americas. He will also head up the field marketing department based at company headquarters in Montbonnot, France. Read More...

End of the Road for Metallica, Paul Owen

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  • News
• January 16, 2009
DETROIT, MI — Longtime Metallica monitor engineer Paul Owen, who has spent close to 23 years mixing monitors for some 1,340 of the band’s shows, never knew it was impossible for one person to do what he did, until he stepped down last week. Trying to fill some very big shoes are Bob Cowan and Jonathan Winkler.
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YouTube Stages First Live Event with e2k and Meyer Sound

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  • News
• January 16, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube staged its first live event at San Francisco’s Fort Mason recently, using Meyer Sound systems supplied by Pro Media/UltraSound of Hercules, Calif. Part concert, part variety show, YouTube Live included the music of will.i.am, Joe Satriani and DJ Mike Relm, plus Mythbusters and Will It Blend host Tom Dickson. Read More...

Dirty Dancing Crew Using Meyer Sound M’elodie

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  • News
• January 15, 2009
CHICAGO — Bobby Aitken, sound designer for the current production of Dirty Dancing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, is using a Meyer Sound M’elodie line array loudspeaker system operated by a crew including associate sound designer Garth Helm, UK associate sound designer and programmer Simon King, FOH engineer Bill Ruger and monitor engineer Allen Sanders.
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Sanken, Lectrosonics Debut COS-11D Lavalier Mic

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  • News
• January 14, 2009
TOKYO — Sanken, manufacturer of ultra-miniature lavalier microphones, has announced the new COS-11D, the latest in the COS-11 lavalier series.  The new design incorporates design advances that deal with digital and digital/analog hybrid wireless transmission. Read More...

Loud Technologies Inc. Signs New Manufacturing Partners

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  • News
• January 14, 2009
WOODINVILLE, WA — Loud Technologies Inc. said it had signed on with two new contract manufacturing (CM) partners and started up three new production lines to replace capacity lost when the prior CM partner for certain EAW and Mackie products discontinued operations in December, 2008. Read More...

Sounds Distribution Inc. Announces Restructuring

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  • News
• January 14, 2009
TORONTO — In an effort to better serve its customer base, Sounds Distribution has named Dina Deveau, who has been with the company for two years, as the company’s new Western Canada sales representative. The company also assigned Matthew Beauchamp to the post of customer service representative for all of Ontario. Read More...

Drawmer Cuts Prices on Gear by 25 Percent

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  • News
• January 14, 2009
LAS VEGAS —TransAudio Group, Drawmer’s U.S. distributor, announced a 25 percent price reduction on the company’s products sold in the U.S. Brad Lunde, TransAudio president, linked the price cut to favorable exchange rates. Read More...

Audio Agent Names Pepper Denny Regional Sales Rep

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  • News
• January 14, 2009
BELLEVUE, WA — Audio Agent LLC named Pepper Denny regional sales manager for the Southern U.S. In this role, the former GC Pro representative will be responsible for the growth of Audio Agent clients including Antelope Audio, BAE (Brent Averill Enterprises), Mojave Audio and Royer Labs. Read More...

Lectronics Gives Malcolm Young Wireless Mobility

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• January 14, 2009
OSLO, Norway — For AC/DC’s Black Ice tour, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and co-songwriter Malcolm Young, pictured here, relies on Lectronics for its wireless mobility, which lets him roam about the stage. “Malcolm was using a wireless system, then went back to a cabled setup,” said the performer’s guitar tech, Geoff “Bison” Banks. “All the other wireless systems that we tried—and we’ve tried them all—colored his sound.” Read More...

D.A.S. Audio Used for Las Vegas Country Saloon

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  • News
• January 14, 2009
LAS VEGAS, NV — BK Audio, a design/build firm that also handles acoustical consulting as well as live sound reinforcement for the special events market, was contracted to handle the sound system installation for audio that could compete with the yips and hollers of the downtown Vegas crowd at The Las Vegas Country Saloon. According to Brian Klijanowicz, BK’s owner, pictured here, the room’s layout and physical construction made this project particularly challenging. Read More...

Sontronics Mics On Tour with Extreme

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• January 14, 2009
MILAN, Italy — To promote their first new album in 13 years, called Saudades de Rock, Extreme launched their “Take Us Alive” tour last year. Guitarist and vocalist Nuno Bettencourt was singing the praises of the mics brought along on the tour, including two Sontronics STC-80 dynamic mics, two Sontronics Orpheus condenser mics and a Sontronics STC-1 condenser mic. Read More...

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