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Kenyon College Thinks Big

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• September 27, 2006
GAMBIER, OH--Kenyon College's new Athletic Center, designed by the esteemed Gund Partnership architectural firm of Cambridge, Mass., makes use of state-of-the-art media systems that have been designed to function under a wide range of scenarios, making creative use of several independent but interconnected DSP and control systems. As Brad Kestner, Operations Manager at Sound Com in Berea, Ohio explains, flexibility and performance were some of the highest priorities in designing the systems. "The building itself is nothing short of massive, but the design of the audio and video systems was actually fairly straightforward," he comments. The various areas of the complex were designed to function as discrete systems, though any or all of them can be tied together as needed. Read More...

Speakers Rise to the Top at Creamfields

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• September 27, 2006
WOODINVILLE, WA--This year, a record crowd of 45,000 made it's way to the Creamfields festival, a UK dance event, in its new home of Daresbury Estate in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. Headlining the massive main stage this year were the Prodigy, and as headline act, the audio system was designed to meet the specification on their rider. This included a powerful EAW KF760 line array system from UK rental specialists, and long-term Prodigy suppliers, ML Executives. Read More...

Cobra Sinks Teeth Into Wyclef Jean

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• September 27, 2006
MIAMI--At a recent special appearance at a large Miami Verizon wireless store, Wyclef Jean was so impressed with sound of a Dynacord Cobra system that he extended his set, turning a brief public appearance into a free concert. Bayshore Sound of Tampa, FL, handles sound for Verizon in-store events across Florida. For Wyclef Jean's outdoor appearance at the busy Miami location, Bayshore wanted to take the sound reinforcement spec to the next level. Having recently demo'd and ordered a Dynacord Cobra system, they felt Cobra would be perfect for the job. That said, their EV & Dynacord dealer pointed them in the direction of Miami-based Drummer Boy Sound, who supplied Bayshore with an interim Cobra rig, complete with EV QRx monitors and RE-1 wireless mics, a Midas Venice console and Klark Teknik EQs. Read More...

Speakers Create Jamaican Vibe

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• September 27, 2006
BERKELEY, CA--A record 37,000 people attended the 11th annual edition of the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival at the Rose Hall Resort & Country Club of Montego Bay to see and hear a star-studded bill featuring artists such as Patti Labelle, Al Green, John Legend, Nestor Torres, Shaggy, Morgan Heritage, Air Supply, and Bo Diddley. The technical team of Jamaica's John Swaby Entertainment, the festival's audio provider, faced the dual challenges of an event featuring groups of widely varied instrumentation and musical genres being presented in an outdoor environment. In order to deliver even coverage and consistent quality across all of the styles slated to be heard on the resort's golf-course-cum-festival-grounds, the Swaby Entertainment team relied on a system of self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeakers. Read More...

Peavey Offers Free Focus Software

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• September 20, 2006
MERIDIAN, MS--Peavey has partnered with Software Design Ahnert GmbH to offer its Ease Focus acoustic simulation software free of charge to users of the new Peavey Versarray line array system. Read More...

Feeling the Beat at Bay Beats

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• September 20, 2006
SINGAPORE--After several years hosting the annual Bay Beats festival, a concentrated exposition of local south-east Asian talent featuring five "Indie" bands a day for three days, this year a decision was taken by Singapore's Esplanade Theatres on the Bay to purchase a large format line array to cater for the festival's audio needs. Read More...

Pittsburgh's Benedum Reaps Audio Benefits

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• September 20, 2006
PITTSBURGH--The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Pittsburgh is a historic theatre that hosts over half a million visitors a year. Named the "Number One Auditorium in the US" by Billboard and ranked third in Pollstar's 2004 Top 50 list of theatre venues worldwide, the 2,800-seat Benedum Center provides turnkey production services to everyone from first-run national Broadway tours to regional groups like the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the Pittsburgh Opera. Read More...

Republic Parties With New Speakers

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• September 20, 2006
TORONTO, ONTARIO--Republic, a busy Vancouver Club on Granville has revamped their entire sound system with Adamson Speakers. Republic is open seven days a week; during the day Republic is a busy pub and sports bar, and at night it features live DJs and entertainment transforming itself into a dance club. Read More...

Sub Finishes P

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• September 20, 2006
OXNARD, CA--L-ACOUSTICS' has completed its P-Series line of self-powered amplifiers with the release of a self-powered subwoofer. The addition of a self-powered subwoofer SB15P for extended LF response in bi- and tri-amp configurations widens the performance range of the P series for small to medium format applications. Read More...

Grenada's Spicemas Carnival Steps It Up

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• September 13, 2006
ST GEORGE, GRENADA--Music, festival and dance are at the heart of Grenada's cultural heritage, and the spice island's annual "Spicemas" Carnival, a world-renowned celebration featuring the finest soca, reggae and calypso music, sounded better than ever this year, thanks to the EV, Midas and Klark Teknik sound system, operated by Judah Sound System of St. George's, Grenada. Read More...

New Addition to VENUE Line

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• September 13, 2006
LONDON--Digidesign has announced the addition of D-Show Profile to the VENUE live sound environment family. This compact mixing console is a size-conscious alternative to the D-Show, the flagship console of the VENUE line. D-Show Profile offers full compatibility with all existing VENUE hardware components, total file portability and a compact footprint. Read More...

Major Manufacturers License Ethersound

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• September 13, 2006
MERIDIAN, MS--Peavey Electronics has licensed EtherSound networking technology for use in Peavey, MediaMatrix, Architectural Acoustics and Crest Audio professional audio and communications products. Yamaha has also announced they will be using this format. Read More...
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