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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

FOH Staff •
  • 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...

Audio West Owner Offers Details on Stolen Gear

FOH Staff •
  • News
• January 13, 2009
PLACENTIA, CA — Audio West owner Glenn Hatch, who reported that his white tour truck, a 26-foot Freightliner with a gray cab, was stolen from his parking lot Dec. 13, license plate number 6U91747, has provided additional details on what went missing. Read More...

Electro-Voice Ropes Rodeo Finals with FIR

FOH Staff •
  • News
• January 13, 2009
LAS VEGAS — For the fifth time in as many years, Texas-based LD Systems traveled to Las Vegas in December for the 49th annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR), a 10-day event some call the Super Bowl of rodeo. LD has partnered with the WNFR since 2004 as the event’s exclusive light and stage producer. 2007 marked the first year that LD also supplied sound reinforcement for the event. Read More...

Tucson’s Faith Tabernacle Adds Clear Sound to View

FOH Staff •
  • News
• January 13, 2009
TUCSON, AZ — The first thing that visitors notice when they enter Tucson's Faith Tabernacle Church, where a Meyer Sound system was recently installed, is the view. Directly behind the pulpit, a wall of glass looks out onto Mount Lemmon and the Coronado National Forest. Read More...

Martin Audio Helps The Prodigy Push Sub-Frequencies

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• January 13, 2009
HIGH WYCOMBE, U.K. — The Prodigy has been called the world’s “bassiest” band, but when they headlined the second stage at last summer’s V Festivals in Chelmsford and Stafford, there was a challenge. Read More...

Will Young Tours U.K. with Butterfly Outline Arrays

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• January 13, 2009
LONDON — Britannia Row Productions supplied Butterfly Outline arrays to amplify Will Young’s U.K. tour for the second time. That tour wrapped up with a mid-December show at London’s Roundhouse. Read More...

NYC Party Club Equipped With Harman Sound System

FOH Staff •
  • News
• January 13, 2009
NEW YORK — TimbreTech Audio Services designed and integrated Harman gear into the sound system at Santos Party House, supporting the club’s DJ and live performances. Jim Toth designed a live system around a Soundcraft Vi6 console at FOH can be locked off and run remotely via a laptop in the DJ Booth when one of a host of top DJs is performing in the house. Read More...

Leonard Cohen Tours with Solotech and Meyer Sound

FOH Staff •
  • News
• January 13, 2009
MONTREAL — After more than 15 years off the road, singer-songwriter-poet Leonard Cohen and his nine-piece band, led by bassist Roscoe Beck, are touring the world. Solotech is providing support for the tour, using a Meyer Sound system featuring MILO and MICA line array loudspeakers. Read More...

Insync Productions Using Martin Audio Mini Arrays

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• January 12, 2009
LONDON — Insync Productions generated 3,491,000 watts of sound for the wide range of shows on which they were responsible for AV production, much of it pumped out through Martin Audio sound reinforcement systems. Read More...

Stage Audio Productions Relied on AKG Wireless Systems for Kanye West Tour

FOH Staff •
  • News
• January 12, 2009
NORTHRIDGE, CA — For the Kanye West “Glow in the Dark” tour — which also featured performances by Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna, N.E.R.D, and Nas — Stage Audio Productions relied on AKG wireless technologies including the WMS 4000 wireless system and the IVM 4 in ear monitoring system. The year-long tour visited 40 cities on six continents. Read More...
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