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MTV Video Music Awards Rock the Red Carpet with Sennheiser

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• September 19, 2008

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — MTV's Video Music Awards adopted the theme of Hollywood movie magic for its special 25th anniversary show from the historic Paramount Studios. Sennheiser microphones were used during the red carpet arrival and performances by Rihanna, the Jonas Brothers and Paramore. 

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Notting Hill Carnival Gets Modern Vibe with Turbosound

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• September 19, 2008

LONDON — Along with the famously colorful, elaborate costumes, music is a vital ingredient of London’s Notting Hill Carnival. This year, Turbosound Aspect loudspeakers and XTA processing provided sound for several thousand people who attended the event. 

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Pat Benatar Tour Engineers Choose Yamaha

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• September 19, 2008
BUENA PARK, Calif. — Long Island-raised signer/songwriter, certified rock ‘n’ roll superstar and four-time Grammy winner Pat Benatar embarked on her first live concert tour in more than two years this summer, and both engineers chose Yamaha consoles for front-of-house and monitors.
 
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Illinois State Fair Features Big Names with Electro-Voice

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• September 18, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — An Electro-Voice XLC sound system from Mason Sound of Jacksonville, Ill. was used at this year’s Illinois State Fair, which featured live performances by big names including ZZ Top, Fergie, Brooks & Dunn, Joan Jett, Huey Lewis and Trace Adkins.
 
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Allen & Heath iLive Becomes Cornerstone of Scottish Church

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• September 18, 2008
SCOTLAND — Cornerstone Church in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland, has installed an Allen & Heath iLive digital system comprising an iDR10 Mixrack and iLive-80 control surface. The church recently relocated to a larger building requiring a new sound system, as the old system was still in use in the original building, which is now used as a youth center. The iLive system forms the core of the new system, feeding a flown Logic Systems line array and bass bins.
 
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Mile High Music Festival Soars with Meyer Sound

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• September 17, 2008
DENVER — Denver’s Mile High Music Festival was one of the high points of this year’s summer concert season. The two-day event, held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, featured more than 44 acts on five stages, including headliners Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and John Mayer. Denver-based Dowlen Sound provided the audio for the three largest stages, including a Meyer Sound system for the headliners’ SanDisk stage.
 
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Red Bull X-Fighters International Motocross 2008 Revs Up with Crown

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• September 17, 2008
RIO DE JANEIRO — Powering a sound system for a concert with screaming fans is never an easy task. Powering a sound system with screaming fans and dozens of motorcycle engines revving at the Red Bull X-Fighters Motocross in Rio de Janeiro is even more difficult. Brazilian sound reinforcement company, Loudness Sonorização selected 60 Crown I-Tech amps to power a JBL line array loudspeaker system for the motocross event.

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Herbalife Convention Spreads Message with Outline

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• September 17, 2008
BARCELONA — Audio is the key factor for the success of a Herbalife convention, as a major requirement is that the audiences grasp the message loud and clear. Sound reinforcement at the event in question — held at Barcelona’s highly modern Palau Sant Jordi — was entrusted to Planet Service of San Marino, a rental company with a stock of Outline arrays.
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Limelight Debuts Martin W8LC at Scarborough Beach Festival

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• September 17, 2008
SCARBOROUGH, England — Limelight Presentation Systems has added Martin Audio Compact Line Array technology as part of their principle PA system. Head of audio Dave Plant recently placed an order for 16 W8LCs with Redditch-based dealer, John Brown at Limit Audio.
 
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Parnelli Voting In Progress

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• September 15, 2008
LAS VEGAS — Voting for the 2008 Parnelli Awards is currently in progress online at www.parnelliawards.com/vote. The Parnelli Awards take place on Friday Oct. 24 at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Tickets can be purchased at www.parnelliawards.com. Please note that MHA Audio, Hometown Hero winner for the Northeast region of […] Read More...

Digidesign D-Show Profile Mix Rack System

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• September 15, 2008
The Digidesign D-Show Profile Mix Rack System is the newest addition to Digidesign’s VENUE family of live sound systems. Developed specifically for small- and mid-sized performance venues, houses-of-worship, touring and fixed installations, or as an upgrade for existing analog systems, the D-Show Profile Mix Rack System combines a D-Show Profile console with the new Mix Rack, a compact 11-space rack enclosure that incorporates all audio I/O (stage and local) and DSP into a single chassis.

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Adlib Audio Supplies Sound for Sessions Stage at 2008 V Festival

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• September 15, 2008
ENGLAND — ADLIB Audio supplied sound for the Sessions Stages at both sites — Weston Park Stafford and Hylands Park Chelmsford  — for the 2008 V Festival. The Sessions Stages featured rising new talent. Crew chiefs Richie Nicholson (Chelmsford) and Hassan Essiahi (Stafford) led two teams of ADLIB technicians and experienced one of their most enjoyable events of a mega busy 2008 festival season for the Liverpool-based company.

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