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U.S. Open of Surfing Catches Waves with DAS Audio

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• October 6, 2008

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Comprised of professional surfing, BMX, skateboarding, freestyle motocross demos, live music and a fashion show, Go211 Live’s recently completed U.S. Open of Surfing offered something for everyone. The event included a fashion show and three days of music that included performances by a wide range of artists — including teen heartthrob Jesse McCartney. Held on the beach, sound reinforcement was a massive undertaking that was handled by Torrance, Calif.-based Broadcast Support and a sizeable collection of loudspeakers from DAS Audio. 

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B.B. King Museum Opens with Peavey

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• October 6, 2008
INDIANOLA, Miss. — The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center opened Sept. 13 with a three-day celebration and a historic, Peavey-powered concert that paired the blues legend with several of the marquee artists he has inspired.

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ROJO Rocks in Peru with Allen & Heath

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• October 6, 2008
PERU — Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system recently made its debut in Peru when it was employed in Lima’s Exhibition Park amphitheatre for the concert of Christian pop/rock band ROJO.

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San Diego Zoo Hosts Fundraising Event with NEXO

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• October 6, 2008
BUENA PARK, Calif. — For one of their largest annual fundraising events, the San Diego Zoo tapped Special Event Audio Services of Oceanside, Calif. to handle audio production. There were special concerns about the volume level coming out of the world-renowned Zoo special events area since the famous Old Globe Theatre is just a few hundred yards away. For this event in prior years, the previous production company actually went to the trouble of installing a small speaker under every table.

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Renkus-Heinz VerSys VLX3 Line Array Debuts at Buffalo Chip Music Festival

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• October 3, 2008
STURGIS, S.D. — The Buffalo Chip Music Festival held annually at South Dakota’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally poses unique challenges to any sound company. “As well as thunderous applause,” says Steve Cross, Kid Rock’s FOH mixer, “the bikers will rev their engines in appreciation.” Sure Sound & Lighting, old hands with the festival, showcased the new Renkus-Heinz VerSys VLX3 line arrays for the main stage area, powered by Lab.gruppen PLM 10000Q amplifiers with built-in Dolby Lake processing.

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Olympic Torch Handover Ceremony Gets Amplified by Outline

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• October 3, 2008
LONDON — The ceremony for the handover of the Olympic torch from Beijing to London (2012) was amplified by Britannia Row’s Butterfly systems. The Visa London 2012 Party, a celebratory event with the participation of over 40,000 people, was transmitted live by the BBC. As far as audio was concerned, along The Mall, the road running from Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square, several scaffolding towers were set up with a total of 100 Outline Butterfly CDH 483 Hi-Pack enclosures.

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Aspen Music Festival Climbs to New Heights with Sennheiser

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• October 3, 2008
ASPEN, Colo. — The theme at this year’s Aspen Music Festival and School was "Once Upon a Time..." but for the faculty and students at the Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Institute (ESARI) the event was no fairytale, but rather a dream come true. ESARI, which records the annual classical music festival as part of its immersive month-long audio engineering course, regularly uses Sennheiser microphones to capture the busy performance schedule. This year, they used Sennheiser MKH 800 Twin and MKH 8000 Series microphones.

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First OmniLine Micro-Line Array Install in Ireland

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• October 3, 2008

BELFAST, Ireland –– Magheralin Parish Church, located 20 miles south of Belfast, is the first installation in Ireland with Martin Audio’s new OmniLine micro-line array system. As with many rural areas in Ireland, large churches sprang up in the late 19th Century during the Ulster revival period; and although originally built in 699 AD, Magheralin was rebuilt in 1891. 

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Jamel Comedy Club Gets Rhythm with Meyer Sound

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• October 3, 2008
PARIS — French actor and humorist Jamel Debbouze decided to open Jamel Comedy Club in Paris to create opportunities for up-and-coming comics and to host a range of musical performances. When choosing a sound system for the new venue, the criteria included intelligibility for the jokes and full-range fidelity to accommodate musical acts, while using a system with a small profile to preserve the sightlines. Marc de Fouquières of Paris’s Best Audio implemented a Meyer Sound system based on the compact UPJunior VariO loudspeakers.

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Paul McCartney Delivers Historic Concert in Tel Aviv with Meyer Sound

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• September 29, 2008
TEL AVIV, Israel — Paul McCartney delivered a historic performance in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, nearly 43 years after the Israeli government banned The Beatles’ show in 1965 for being too subversive. The highly anticipated occasion was held at the city’s Hayarkon Park, the site of concerts by Michael Jackson, U2 and Elton John. Slovenia-based Festival Novo Mesto and Israel’s Kilim Electronics provided a Meyer Sound system for the event.
 
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DPA 4099 Series Microphones

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• September 29, 2008
DPA Microphones has introduced the 4099 series, a new range of instrument microphones. The 4099 Guitar, 4099 Sax, 4099 Trumpet and 4099 Violin are multipurpose microphones. The mounts for the 4099’s are designed and optimized for each of the four instrument families.

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Soundcraft Si3 Has First Commercial Gig at the Bedford

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• September 29, 2008

LONDON — FOH Engineer Dale Hanson took time off the road to handle eight different acts at the Bedford in London, and mixed on a Soundcraft Si3 — its first public commercial gig. Along with the other Si3 beta testers covering theatre, touring and house-of-worship applications in Europe and the U.S., Hanson has taken the Si3 through its test paces, but this gig was the ultimate beta test. 

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