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Curtain Rises on Lawo MC266 Consoles at Prague National Theater

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• October 20, 2008
PRAGUE —  One of Europe’s leading arts houses, The National Theatre in Prague has transformed its technical capability with the installation of a pair of Lawo mc266 consoles as part of a comprehensive audio management network, to suit the theatre’s current techniques and future needs.

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Les Miserables Debuts in Quebec with Sennheiser

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• October 20, 2008
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec — Directed by Frédéric Dubois and staged in the recently renovated Capitol, Quebec City's oldest theatre, this new production of Les Misérables has broken new ground in terms of its simple and direct staging, high-end cast and audio quality. With 32 live microphones on stage, the new Sennheiser MKE 1 lavaliere mic proved a valuable asset.

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Art Garfunkel Tours Europe with DiGiCo SD8

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• October 20, 2008

ENGLAND — An SD8 is being used to mix monitors for Art Garfunkel and his band, currently in the midst of a 12-date European trek. Playing to venues of around 2,000 capacity, it’s a one truck tour, so audio rental company AudioLease needed a monitor desk that was compact but delivers the kind of quality a music industry living legend like Garfunkel needs. 

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Springboard Productions Brings Austin City Limits Festival to the World with Shure

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• October 20, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas — Founded last year by Grammy-winning producer Hank Neuberger, Springboard Productions is no stranger to the festival circuit, after supplying digital new media production services for events, including the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Rothbury Music & Energy Festival, Lollapalooza and others.
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Paralympics Provides Inspirational Performances with Harman

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• October 15, 2008

BEIJING — Harman Professional audio was recently used at the Paralympics opening and closing ceremonies. Hosted at the 90,000-capacity Beijing National Stadium, both events were designed by artistic directors Zhang Yimou and Zhang Jigang and featured spectacular, highly evocative performances of sound and light that provided a beautiful culmination to inspire 12 days of competition. 

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Alice Cooper Drives a New Wedge into “Psycho-Drama”

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• October 15, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz. — After 18 albums and more than four decades of touring, Alice Cooper certainly isn't showing any signs of slowing. Currently out on his aptly named "Psycho-Drama" tour, the original shock rocker has among his collection of essential stage items a guillotine, electric chair, boa constrictor, plenty of fake blood and, now, 10 coaxial L-ACOUSTICS 115XT HiQ stage monitors.

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India’s Praja Rajyam Political Party Rallies Around JBL

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• October 15, 2008
INDIA — An enthusiastic crowd of more than one million people gathered to witness and support the establishment of a new political party in India. Sound reinforcement services for the ambitious multi-media outreach were supplied through a coordinated effort by Taher Sound & Lights of Hyderabad and V&P Sound Pvt. Ltd. of Bangalore.

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Allen & Heath iLive Flies with Music in the Air

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• October 15, 2008
ENGLAND — SRD Group was appointed to manage the recent Army Air Corps (AAC) Music in the Air annual concert and flying display held at the home base of the AAC in England. SRD used their two new Allen & Heath iLive digital systems to manage sound reinforcement.
 
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Meyer Sound 500-HP Compact High-Power Subwoofer

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• October 13, 2008

Meyer Sound has announced the new 500-HP compact high-power subwoofer. The self-powered loudspeaker brings the power-to-size ratio and low-distortion of Meyer Sound subwoofers to a package designed for rigging with the M’elodie line array loudspeaker or used in groundstacked configurations. The 500-HP is best suited for enhancing low-frequency headroom in applications such as small-to-medium theaters and clubs, houses of worship, and portable and installed AV systems. 

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Paramore Takes to the Streets with L-ACOUSTICS

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• October 10, 2008
OXNARD, Calif. — Although Nashville has long been best known as a country music Mecca, fast-rising pop-punk bands like Paramore are diversifying the image of Music City USA. Recently coming off the road with its final tour in support of the band’s second album, Riot!, the group’s engineers used Rat Sound’s L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker rig, which the band had been carrying for the first time.

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Dragonforce Brings “No-Nonsense Rock ‘n’ Roll” with Adlib

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• October 10, 2008
ENGLAND — Adlib is supplying audio equipment and crew for the current Dragonforce UK tour mixed by Bruce Reiter. Adlib is supplying a NEXO Alpha system, with the standard configuration of 18 M3 mid high boxes, 12 B1 bass cabinets and 10 S2 subs. Playing a wide variety of venues, they’re flying where possible and ground-stacking the rest of the time. For general infills, they are using four Adlib AA122s.

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Yamaha and Masque Sound to Hold Houses of Worship Audio Training Seminar

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• October 10, 2008

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. and Masque Sound will hold a training seminar for all interested houses-of-worship audio staff on Thursday, Oct. 16. The seminar begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. with breakfast and lunch provided. 

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