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“The weatherized CDD-WR was the perfect choice,” states Director Phil Clark.
“The weatherized CDD-WR was the perfect choice,” states Director Phil Clark.

Martin Audio Upgrades Dover Athletic Stadium

Debi Moen
International News

KENT, UK - Old Barn Audio recommended a Martin Audio CCD-WR solution to upgrade the sound for national football club Dover Athletic. The facility, having upgraded the Family Stand with more seats and improved facilities, needed the upgrade for their public address system. The new design would replace a simple 100v horn based system.

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 The Summer Solstice festival took place over the summer solstice weekend, allowing for 72 hours of continuous daylight.
The Summer Solstice festival took place over the summer solstice weekend, allowing for 72 hours of continuous daylight.

Harman Professional Shines Under Midnight Sun

Debi Moen
International News

REYKJAVÍK, Iceland – The Secret Solistice festival took place over the summer solstice weekend in Iceland, allowing for 72 hours of continuous daylight. To handle the audio, the festival turned to JBL, Soundcraft and Crown products from Harman Professional Solutions, provided by ID Electronic and its event partner, Hljodx.

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Monitor engineer Chris Fillery and FOH engineer Trevor Coppen chose an SD11i and SD10 respectively, supplied by audio rental company Eighth Day Sound for the European tour.
Monitor engineer Chris Fillery and FOH engineer Trevor Coppen chose an SD11i and SD10 respectively, supplied by audio rental company Eighth Day Sound for the European tour.

DiGiCo is Neat Fit for Cage The Elephant Tour

Debi Moen
International News

PORTO, Portugal — Monitor engineer Chris Fillery and FOH engineer Trevor Coppen chose an SD11i and SD10 respectively, supplied by audio rental company Eighth Day Sound for Cage The Elephant’s recent European tour. Each engineer cited different reasons for choosing their DiGiCo consoles for the tour, which ran from Jan. 23-Feb. 6.

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ABC’s dLive at FOH for a Littoral Chamber Orchestra concert in Koper.
ABC’s dLive at FOH for a Littoral Chamber Orchestra concert in Koper.

Slovenian PA Company Invests in Allen & Heath Products

Debi Moen
International News

SLOVENIA -  Slovenia’s top PA company, ABC Professional Sound & Light, has invested in Allen & Heath’s S Class dLive digital mixing system, adding a S7000 Surface with DM48 MixRack to its hire stock. ABC’s new system has already been used on a variety of events, such as the Triskel festival in Italy, Idrija Lace festival, concerts for Pinko Tomažič choir and the Komen wind orchestra, and tour dates with well-known Slovenian bands including Big Foot Mama, Vlado Kreslin and Kingston.

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Australia’s Prime Minister, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, visited pro audio institution RØDE Microphones Feb. 24 at the manufacturer’s Silverwater facility, in part to celebrate the Freedman Electronics' 50th anniversary.
Australia’s Prime Minister, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, visited pro audio institution RØDE Microphones Feb. 24 at the manufacturer’s Silverwater facility, in part to celebrate the Freedman Electronics' 50th anniversary.

Australian Prime Minister Visits RØDE, Freedman Electronics Group

Debi Moen
International News

SYDNEY - Two political dignitaries - the Australian Prime Minister Turnbull and The Hon Craig Laundy MP, Asistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science - recently visited RØDE Microphones' manufacturing plant to help celebrate Freedman Electronics' 50th anniversary. Turnbull held a press conference on the plant's assembly floor, emphasizing "smart growth" and expressing pride at the Sydney-based business.

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Armin van Buuren with the Xone:DB4 at Ultrafest, Miami 2016.
Armin van Buuren with the Xone:DB4 at Ultrafest, Miami 2016.

Dutch DJ Mixes with Allen & Heath

Debi Moen
International News

COLOGNE, GERMANY - Superstar Dutch DJ/producer, Armin van Buuren, selected Allen & Heath’s flagship DJ mixer, the Xone:DB4, as his mixer of choice for the worldwide “Armin Only Embrace” tour. The tour has been running for the past nine months with dates in the Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, China, Turkey, Mexico, Taiwan, Brazil, Australia and the US.

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The Outline system ensured attendees were able to follow every detail of the important speech. It was supplied by the manufacturer’s exclusive distributor for the Indian sub-continent, Global Pro-Audio Management.
The Outline system ensured attendees were able to follow every detail of the important speech. It was supplied by the manufacturer’s exclusive distributor for the Indian sub-continent, Global Pro-Audio Management.

Outline On A Higher Plane with Dalai Lama

Debi Moen
International News

NEW DELHI - Global Pro-Audio Management deployed an Outline sound rig for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's recent address to 3,000 at Talkatora indoor stadium in New Delhi. Vocal intelligibility was a requirement, fundamental for communicating profound content in a large venue. The Dalai Lama stressed India’s role in global responsibility and Outline got the word across.

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Adlib’s Sam Proctor and Mike Flaherty have been working closely with the band's system tech Justin Lenards to fine tune the system each day for their engineers Nate Northway at FOH and Adam Schuler on monitors. Photo: Adam Elmakias
Adlib’s Sam Proctor and Mike Flaherty have been working closely with the band's system tech Justin Lenards to fine tune the system each day for their engineers Nate Northway at FOH and Adam Schuler on monitors. Photo: Adam Elmakias

Adlib Enjoys A Day to Remember

Debi Moen
International News

LIVERPOOL, UK - Adlib recently supplied a full arena sound system for the European leg of A Day to Remember’s “Bad Vibrations” tour, which included a consoles/control package for the other sections of the tour. In contradiction to the tour's name, engineers Nate Northway at FOH and Adam Schuler on monitors report nothing but "good vibrations" with their gear and support.

More details from Adlib (www.adlib.co.uk):

Adlib’s busy start to 2017 has included supplying a full arena sound system for the European leg of A Day to Remember’s “Bad Vibrations” tour, complete with a consoles / control package for the other sections of the tour.

Adlib’s Sam Proctor and Mike Flaherty have been working closely with the band's system tech Justin Lenards to fine tune the system each day for their engineers Nate Northway at FOH and Adam Schuler on monitors. “They are all great people to work with and we’ve really enjoyed being on the tour as well as supplying a suitably punchy system to match the energy of the (punk metalcore) music,” says Proctor.

Adlib has previously worked on UK arena tours with ADTR and their late FOH engineer / tour manager Jeff Kaplan, and was delighted to reunite with these exciting live artists now being production managed on the road by Jacob Raggio (also known for his work with Slipknot).

The L-Acoustics PA was chosen for its power and dynamics, to match the intensity of the band. In its largest format, the main hangs were 14 x K1 per side with three KARA downs, a well-proven arena configuration which is great for loud and even room coverage. These main hangs were complemented by side arrays of 12 x KARA stage left and right.

Giving the all-important bottom end, some serious oomph came from 24 of the new L-Acoustics KS28 subs positioned across the front of stage, selected for their extra 3 dBs of SPL over the standard SB28 subs. They are also a lot tighter which has an audible effect, explainsProctor.

The speaker-count included a selection of KARA lip fills and ARCS2 infills, and the system was driven by 16 x L-acoustics LA8 amps per side with three LA12 a side powering the subs.

The FOH console of choice for Northway was a Midas PRO X. He ran a Neutron NB dual network bridge expansion module at FOH giving an additional AES 50 outputs into the DL451 I/O outboard insert rack.

Also in the I/O rack, they ran a DN9650 multichannel interface as an AES to MADI converter going through a ProTools HD rig for recording and providing material for virtual sound checks. This proved a great tool for exciting the room with a whole range of transient sounds during the show.

The band still do a physical sound check, but the virtual one enhances and optimizes the process, minimizing the time the band need to spend onstage and allowing the audio team to be well ahead when they arrive.

They also used two KT DN 9620 AES extenders running down a fibre multi to the stage, feeding into a DL351 stage rack.

The challenge each day was the get the maximum SPLs jumping around the room for A Day to Remember’s enduringly enthusiastic fans – known for their loyalty and dedication to the music and style which inspired the foundation of the Self Help Fest event in the U.S.

Onstage, Schuler specified a Midas PRO 9 monitor console which he ran without any outboards using the DL431 input splitter preamps. He also looked after the ProTools rig running various tracks.

All five band members used Shure PSM 1000 IEMs with monitor mixes also provided for the three backline technicians. For additional atmosphere, they used a combination of floor monitors, including a pair of d&b M2 wedges at the front, plus side fills of two L-Acoustics ARCS with an SB28 sub underneath fills. To doubly reinforce the low end, drummer Bobby Scruggs had a couple of d&b QSUBS.

Singer Jeremy McKinnon uses a wireless Shure UR4D mic fitted with a Heil RC35 capsule as his standard, which is ideal for the potency and presence of his voice.

With three support bands providing great value for money to concert goers in the UK, Adlib supplied an additional console and line system monitor rig complete with d&b M2 wedges for New Found Glory and Moose Blood’s opening slots, while Welsh pop-punk band Neck Deep brought their own self-contained monitors.

Adlib Client Manager Phil Kielty comments, “It has been great to get back together with ADTR again. Jeff Kaplan would be proud I’m sure of the incredible show they put on, especially at Wembley Arena. Jake Raggio has been great to work and deal with; he sets the tone for a happy and appreciative camp. We can’t wait to work with everyone again.”

Production Manager Jake Raggio says, "My philosophy is that it's all about the people. Phil and Dave at Adlib make sure they only send out the best people for the job. Sam Proctor and Mike Flaherty - in addition to Justin - made sure that we were cared for at the highest level in every single gig. In addition to providing a great kit with an efficient build and tear down, we had some of the finest techs in the world, making sure that each gig went as well as it could have, in any scenario. They make it easy to come back time and again!"

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Amplifying the cassette player on stage proved something of a challenge for Sound Engineer Tom Meyer when he was called in to handle sound for Moddi’s recent live gigs.
Amplifying the cassette player on stage proved something of a challenge for Sound Engineer Tom Meyer when he was called in to handle sound for Moddi’s recent live gigs.

DPA Helps Norwegian Singer Moddi Use Old Tech in Live Gigs

Debi Moen
International News

NORWAY - Sound Engineer Tom Meyer turned to DPA when Norweigian folk artist/singer Moddi asked him to mic up an old Philips cassette player that played a key role in two of his songs. Meyer, who has worked with Moddi for the last 10 years, is a fan of DPA and has more than 20 of the company’s microphones in his collection.

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