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Snoop Dogg Joins 311 on Tour with Sennheiser

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• September 29, 2008

OLD LYME, Conn. — With set lists that drew on their newest hits and beloved classics, 311 and Snoop Dogg used Sennheiser personal monitors and mics on their 30-stop Unity Tour. 

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XTA & Rat Sound Accelerate REM’s 2008 World Tour

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• September 29, 2008
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — It’s been 28 years since REM sprung out of a small Atlanta suburb, and the band is still going strong. With the release of their 14th recording, Accelerate, the band kicked off a world tour. Oxnard, Calif.-based Rat Sound Systems Inc. is serving as the sound reinforcement company for the tour, supplying six XTA DP448s for use in tandem with a Wiser Wireless System, with system engineer Lee Vaught at its helm.
 
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Heaven and Hell, Judas Priest Choose Yamaha for Metal Masters Tour

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• September 29, 2008
BUENA PARK, Calif. — Headliner Judas Priest and Heaven and Hell embarked on tour together as part of the top metal concert attraction this summer, the Metal Masters Tour, which also included performances by Motorhead and Testament to delight of the metalheads everywhere. Both the monitor engineer for Heaven and Hell and monitor engineer for Judas Priest use Yamaha PM5D digital audio consoles.
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Ibiza Rocks with Adlib Audio

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• September 29, 2008
BALEARIC ISLANDS, Spain — ADLIB Audio once again supplied full audio production for the Ibiza Rocks 2008 season, a new musical concept for the Balearic Islands, has quickly become one of the most popular events of the season. Ibiza Rocks 2008 was staged at two 1,500-capacity outdoor venues. The sound system was spec’d by ADLIB’s Andy Dockerty and built and commissioned onsite by engineer Declan Fyans, who stayed out for the duration of the four-month season.
            
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Pyramid Audio Combines Analog and Digital at Jazzfest

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• September 29, 2008

NEW ORLEANS — The Fais Do Do stage at New Orleans’ legendary JazzFest represents the best of local music from Zydeco and Cajun-influenced styles to all the different blues and R&B forms that make up the city’s music scene. Pyramid Audio of Jefferson, La., has been doing production for Fais Do Do and other stages at JazzFest over the years. Eddie Pearce, chief audio and FOH mixing engineer was looking for equipment that could enhance the audio quality yet operate as efficiently as possible. 

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Hotel Café Tour Hits the Road with Heil Sound

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• September 29, 2008

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. — Described by its organizers as, “One bus, one band and a bunch of friends on the road,” the fourth annual Hotel Café Tour, which begins Oct. 9, has named Heil Sound as the official microphone supplier. Heil Sound PR 35s will be used by an eclectic lineup of singer/songwriters including Rachael Yamagata, Meiko, Priscilla Ahn, Ingrid Michaelson and Kate Havnevik. 

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Sound Image’s Jim Douglas Dies at 61

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• September 24, 2008

Jim Douglas, director of Tour Sound at Sound Image, died from cancer on Monday, Sept. 22. He was 61 years old. Below is a tribute to Jim by Sound Image President Dave Shadoan.

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater Partners with Chicago Public Schools

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• September 23, 2008
CHICAGO — Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the latest production as part of its arts-in-education program CPS Shakespeare! — a program designed to bring together students and teachers from each of Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) five designated geographic districts to perform a 60-minute adaptation of a play by William Shakespeare in CST’s Elizabethan-style, Courtyard Theater on Navy Pier.

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Cast Your Vote for the 2008 Parnelli Awards

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• September 22, 2008
LAS VEGAS —  Voting for the 2008 Parnelli Awards is currently in progress online at www.parnelliawards.com/vote. This year’s winners in such categories as FOH Mixer, Monitor Mixer and Sound Company will be determined by your online votes, so go online and let your voice be heard! The Parnelli Awards take place on Friday Oct. 24 […] Read More...

Regeneration Tour Brings Back the ’80s with Meyer Sound

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• September 22, 2008

BERKELY, Calif. — The first annual Regeneration Tour has been filling arenas across North America, as fans turned out in droves for a jam-packed evening of ‘80s rock legends. Music styles ranged from the electronica of The Human League and synthpop of A Flock of Seagulls and Naked Eyes to power pop from Belinda Carlisle and the blue-eyed soul of ABC. Delivering the musical variety is a Meyer Sound system featuring the MILO line array loudspeaker. 

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The World@St. George’s West Displays Dance Forms with XTA

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• September 22, 2008
SCOTLAND — During the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the church of St. George’s West becomes The World@St. George’s West, opening its doors and welcoming in the color and vitality of traditional dance forms from around the globe. The shows were the result of a an idea by international show producers Toby Gough and John Simpson with the support of actor Brian Cox and Peter Gabriel, and were the culmination of donations from an array of audio and lighting manufacturers, among them XTA Electronics.
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DiGiCo SD8

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• September 22, 2008
DiGiCo launches the next product in the SD Series, the SD8. The SD8 has a fixed architecture and employs a smaller Super FPGA than the SD7, but contains the same features and versatility of the DiGiCo D Series, the company says. The SD8 incorporates Stealth Digital Processing, based on the single Super FPGA and combined with Analogue Devices Tiger SHARCS, to bring you the Tiger SHARC FX engine. This is designed to provide audio quality, precision and processing power with a range of built-in effects, reverbs, dynamics, output matrix and more.

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