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Dublin-Based DCC Buys Jam Industries in Deal Valued at $170 Million

FOH Staff •
  • On the Move
• September 27, 2018
DUBLIN, Ireland — In late September, DCC Plc acquired Jam Industries, North America’s largest value-added distributor of musical instruments, pro audio and consumer electronics products, for a reported $170 million. The deal follows the Irish conglomerate’s acquisition of Amherst, NY-based pro AV distributor Stampede in July, further expanding DCC’s North American operations. Dublin-based DCC employs 11,000 people in four divisions operating in 17 countries, with total sales of $18.6 billion. Jam Industries was acquired by DCC Plc’s Technology division. Read More...
The tour budget specified one 40 tonne semi-trailer for the entire audio inventory, so given the variety of venue sizes, AMBION supplied a system with the best power to size/weight ratio currently available on the market - CODA Audio AiRAY. AiRAY was supplemented by ViRAY, SC2-F sensor-controlled bass extensions, SCP-F sensor-controlled subwoofers and APS for nearfill and sidefill.

NENA Takes CODA Audio AiRAY on the Road with AMBION

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• September 26, 2018
EUROPE – AMBION event tech provider supplied a CODA Audio AiRAY for German music group NENA’s Nothing Missed Tour. More details from CODA Audio (www.coda-audio.com): Internationally renowned NENA is a notable exception to rule that says German artists singing in their mother-tongue cannot succeed outside German-speaking areas. The principal reason for this success is largely […] Read More...
Firehouse Productions used a total of 78 Sennheiser wireless channels for NBC’s live production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Sennheiser Digital Systems Selected for NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar

FOH Staff •
  • News
• September 26, 2018
NEW YORK —Firehouse Productions specified Sennheiser Digital 6000 and Digital 9000 wireless systems for the NBC’s live production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. More details from Sennheiser (www.sennheiser.com): When sound reinforcement provider Firehouse Productions came on board to handle sound for NBC’s live production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar in […] Read More...
Crew: Erwan Thomas, Arnstein Fossvik, Tom Back, Paul Higgins, Mads Mikkelsen

Alcons Reinforces Iron Maiden and Volbeat

FOH Staff •
  • News
• September 26, 2018
TRONDHEIM, Norway – An Alcons Audio LR28 system was supplied for the Trondheim Rocks Norwegian hard rock festival. More details from Alcons Audio (www.alconsaudio.com): This season saw the debut of a new Norwegian hard rock festival, Trondheim Rocks, headlined by Iron Maiden and Volbeat. Over the past few years Alcons Audio pro-ribbon systems have proved […] Read More...
Sami Sidhom, founder of Pro Audio and Light, Clair Brothers’ Tunisian distributor, added, “In addition to the 1AM and 1.5AM stage monitors, we plan to incorporate the Clair Brothers C8 loudspeaker system for FOH. We can’t wait. It’s truly exciting how Jazz at Carthage just keeps getting better and better each year!”

Clair Brothers Supplied for Carthage Jazz Festival

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• September 26, 2018
TUNIS, Tunisia – Clair Brothers’ 1AM and 1.5AM monitors were supplied for Jazz at Carthage Jazz Festival. More details from Clair Brothers (www.clairbrothers.com): For this grand event’s thirteenth iteration, the organizers of Jazz at Carthage Jazz Festival decided that the time was long overdue to upgrade the monitors on both its stages. And for that, […] Read More...
Conrad Whelan

Founding Uber Engineer Joins PK Sound Board of Directors

FOH Staff •
  • On the Move
• September 25, 2018
CALGARY, Alberta – PK Sound announced the appointment of Uber’s founding engineer, Conrad Whelan, to its board of directors. More details from PK Sound (www.pksound.ca): PK Sound has appointed Uber’s founding engineer, Conrad Whelan, to its board of directors. Hailing from Calgary, Alberta — where PK Sound is headquartered — Whelan will assist the company in […] Read More...
Now Available, the First-of-its-Kind N8 is the Result of a Close Collaboration to Create a Special Edition Custom In-Ear Monitor Aimed at Musicians and Discerning Audiophiles

64 Audio Collaborates with Grammy-Nominated Bassist Nathan East; Launches N8 Custom In-Ear Monitor

FOH Staff •
  • News
• September 25, 2018
VANCOUVER, WA – 64 Audio has partnered with Nathan East to launch the special edition N8 customizable in-ear monitor. More details from 64 Audio (www.64audio.com): 64 Audio, the leader in custom and universal fit in-ear monitors, is proud to announce its collaboration with Grammy-nominated Nathan East and the launch of the special edition N8 customizable […] Read More...

Hometown Hero Voting Deadline is Less than One Week Away. Vote Today!

FOH Staff •
  • News
• September 25, 2018
LAS VEGAS - There’s still time for FRONT of HOUSE readers to let their voices be heard and vote for the six top regional sound companies in North America - one for each of five U.S. regions, and a sixth for all of Canada. Readers who vote will be the ones narrowing the field from 36 to just six regional winners. These finalists will then appear on the Parnelli Awards ballot, for a second round of voting to determine which company gets named the Parnelli Hometown Hero Sound Company of the Year at the awards ceremony in Anaheim, CA on Jan. 25, 2019. Read More...
Over the years, and with advancements in loudspeaker technology, with the long-time relationship the university has with the integrator, they called upon Owens once again to refurbish the facility, this time specifically requesting a line array solution.

University of the Nations Campus in Kona, HI Installs New RCF System

FOH Staff •
  • News
• September 25, 2018
KONA, HI – The University of the Nations (U of N) is a Christian university with branches in 600 locations in 142 countries. Operated by the nonprofit Youth With A Mission (YWAM) organization, the U of N campus in Kona, HI is one of the largest. Orlando, FL-based Owens Audio Video Design updated the sound system they installed nearly a decade ago at U of N/Kona’s Ohana Court, which serves as an outdoor worship space and basketball court, with an RCF HDL10-A system. Read More...
Christ Fellowship Church interior

Christ Fellowship Designed with L-Acoustics K2 Integration in Mind

FOH Staff •
  • News
• September 25, 2018
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – An L-Acoustics K2 system was specified by Mankin Media for installation at the new Christ Fellowship Church campus in Port St. Lucie. More details from L-Acoustics (www.l-acoustics.com): With eight locations spread across southeastern Florida, Christ Fellowship Church is a vibrant faith community that has installed L-Acoustics sound reinforcement systems in […] Read More...
he show proudly celebrated the 2018 graduating students. Guests, including the composer and guitar legend, Al Di Meola, as well as more than 100 musician members of the Federation of Musical Societies of the Valencia region, participated in the celebration.

RCF Powers Performance at Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• September 25, 2018
VALENCIA, Spain – Berklee’s Valencia campus class of 2018 performed on an RFC-equipped floating stage featuring products from the Theater and Touring Series: the TTL55-A and TTL33-A line arrays, accompanied by TTS56-A subwoofers with power distribution handled by a PR63 power rack. More details from RCF (www.rcf.it): Hailed as the premier music college and performing arts […] Read More...
Ocean Prime interior

Ocean Prime Restaurant in Phoenix Enhances System with Ashly Audio Gear

FOH Staff •
  • News
• September 24, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ – Along with a premium selection of seafood, steak and cocktail options, patrons at Ocean Prime restaurant have been treated to an audio system upgrade completed this summer. Bicco Systems enhanced the restaurant’s sound system with the addition of Ashly Audio's PEMA 8250.70 eight-channel network amplifiers with built-in Protea Matrix Digital Processors and 12 Ashly neWR-5 network wall-mounted controllers. Read More...

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