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K-array surface-mount loudspeakers were the only option as the ceiling and walls are both made of solid concrete.
K-array surface-mount loudspeakers were the only option as the ceiling and walls are both made of solid concrete.

Historic Plaza Hotel Selects K-array for Audio Upgrade

Debi Moen
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MILWAUKEE -  With a distinct Art Deco style, the historic Plaza Hotel has been renovated over the years to restore many of the original architectural details while including modern amenities and the latest technology to meet travelers’ demand. One of these renovations was a recent upgrade to the hotel’s audio system. Sven Pro Sound was tasked to find a sound system that nearly or fully disappeared in the architecture of the building for not only background but foreground music. K-array was selected.

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Your info will be visible in print, online and via the EPD app.

Resolve to Update your Info for the 2017 Event Production Directory

FOH Staff
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LAS VEGAS — Suppose your company has a new president. Perhaps the previous guy in charge, a skinny dude with a funny name, just headed out the door for an extended vacation in Hawaii. And the new guy storming in is a blustery fellow with a red tie and tangerine hair. And let’s say you just ignored our annual plea to update your company’s listing for the 2017 Event Production Directory. All year long, instead of being informative, your EPD listing can be summed up in a single word. Wrong!

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Available right after NAMM: the new Sennheiser XS Wireless 1 series. Pictured is the Vocal Set.
Available right after NAMM: the new Sennheiser XS Wireless 1 series. Pictured is the Vocal Set.

Sennheiser, Neumann Preview Products, Performances at NAMM

Debi Moen
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ANAHEIM, CA – Sennheiser and Neumann will expand their live performance and monitoring portfolios at NAMM 2017 with the introduction of several new products. Visitors will be the first to see the Sennheiser XS Wireless 1 and XS Wireless 2 radio microphone series, and the Neumann KH 80 DSP monitoring loudspeaker. Sennheiser will also launch the HD 200 Pro headphones, alongside new frequency variants for the evolution wireless 300 G3 and 500 G3 series for the US and Canada. Booth performances will feature Lucy, Jaq Mackenzie, Marcus Eaton and others.

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Now installed, the system hangs from a central beam that spans the room above the steps to the platform.
Now installed, the system hangs from a central beam that spans the room above the steps to the platform.

Wildwood Church Upgrades to Danley

Debi Moen
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EAST MOLINE, IL - Although not original to the building, Wildwood Church's sound system was nevertheless old and regularly imperiled services with the threat of feedback, complaints of unintelligibility, and uneven coverage. That’s all changed with the installation of Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers, spurred by the realization that Danley was responsible for the sound quality at nearby Kinnick Stadium and confirmed by a direct A/B comparison of the old system with Danley boxes.

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FOH engineer Travis Rogers used a Yamaha CL1 Digital Audio Console to mix and record.
FOH engineer Travis Rogers used a Yamaha CL1 Digital Audio Console to mix and record.

Yamaha with Nuendo Live Captures Stanley Clarke's Tour Recordings

Debi Moen
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BUENA PARK, CA — Stanley Clarke’s FOH engineer Travis Rogers used a Yamaha CL1 Digital Audio Console to mix and record several of the live dates on the artist's promotional tour in December using the console’s Nuendo Live software. The songs will be released for an upcoming album due for release later this year.

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Grasshopper Off the Green is a lively Irish pub in Morristown, NJ.
Grasshopper Off the Green is a lively Irish pub in Morristown, NJ.

Grasshopper Off The Green Hops Again with Ashly

Debi Moen
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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Although Irish pub Grasshopper Off the Green upgraded its sound system in 2011, it needed to do so again when the amps in the loudspeakers couldn't keep up with the pub's constant near-use. They’ve got karaoke, video DJs and live music seven nights a week, and their sound system feeds whatever’s going on to other floors and zones. Starview Satellite recently replaced the system with Ashley Audio KLR-3200 and nX 3.02 amplifiers.

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Rob Hofkamp, Alex Skan and David Bissett-Powell.
Rob Hofkamp, Alex Skan and David Bissett-Powell.

Rob Hofkamp Joins Void Acoustics as North American Director of Operations

Debi Moen
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NEW YORK - Rob Hofkamp has joined British loudspeaker manufacturer Void Acoustics as the North American director of operations. In 2015, Void Acoustics opened a warehouse facility in New York. Hofkamp completes Void's plan to set up a solid base of operations in North America and to build a dedicated team of system integrators and dealerships across the region. Meet up with Hoffkamp and the team at NAMM later this month.

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EAW QX loudspeakers keep the fans on their feet at the newly built Grand Canyon University soccer stadium.
EAW QX loudspeakers keep the fans on their feet at the newly built Grand Canyon University soccer stadium.

Grand Canyon University Chooses EAW for Ultimate Soccer Experience

Debi Moen
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PHOENIX - Grand Canyon University's new soccer stadium features an EAW QX sound reinforcement system, designed and installed by Sound Image's Tempe, AZ-based office. “They wanted loudspeakers that would create a chest thumping experience, had exceptional audio quality, and could be weather-proofed to withstand the rigors of an outdoor installation while adding to the longevity of their investment,” says Ben Davis, project manager with Sound Image. “A huge storm came through a while back and destroyed part of the building’s roof. Fortunately, EAW loudspeakers are built to withstand just about anything – when the dust settled they were still hanging and worked just fine.”

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Production Manager MacKenzie Smith at the dLive S5000.
Production Manager MacKenzie Smith at the dLive S5000.

IPG Mixes Diverse Events with Allen & Heath

Debi Moen
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DENVER - Denver-based Initial Production Group (IPG) recently acquired an Allen & Heath dLive S5000 Surface and DM64 MixRack, which it now uses on a variety of its projects ranging from corporate and religious events to the recent Professional Rodeo Cowboy (PRCA) awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Rep firm Pro Tech Marketing convinced IPG that dLive was the right choice, and IPG's MacKenzie Smith discusses its helpful features.

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Sound Works Productions, Inc. (Mokena, IL) deployed a Nexo Geo S12 line array system to ring in 2017 at the event held in the historic Palmer House Hotel.
Sound Works Productions, Inc. (Mokena, IL) deployed a Nexo Geo S12 line array system to ring in 2017 at the event held in the historic Palmer House Hotel.

Nexo System Deployed for Big Night Chicago

Debi Moen
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CHICAGO — Sound Works Productions Inc. deployed a Nexo system for this year's Big Night Chicago, part of the Big Night America New Year's Eve series. This year’s entertainment included DJ ArkiTeK, Steve Smooth and Wells Adams at the historic Palmer House Hotel.

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