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DPA Microphones Deliver for Trumpeter Luis Eric Gonzalez

Debi Moen
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LOS ANGELES – Trumpet player, producer and composer Luis Eric González has relied on DPA Microphones' d:vote Intrument Microphones on the road and in the studio since 2010. “With the d:vote 4099T, we attach it to our instruments and we can dance and move all about the stage without any feedback," he says. "Because it’s so small, I can easily pack it in my suitcase and bring it wherever we are performing throughout the world.”

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In Memoriam: Benny Collins, 68
In Memoriam: Benny Collins, 68

In Memoriam: Benny Collins, 68

Kevin M. Mitchell
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MILL VALLEY, CA — Benny Collins, production and tour manager and 2014 recipient of the Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award, died Jan. 27. He was 68. The long list of acts and artists he worked with include Journey, David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Lionel Richie and U2. Other highlights in his distinguished career including taking the band, Wham!, to communist China and being at the helm of Michael Jackson’s audacious Eastern European tour during the height of the King of Pop’s career. Most recently Collins had been serving as the production manager for Weezer.

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BYU AV production staff: Taylor Glad, Aaron Kopp, Randy Corbett, Eric Kopp.
BYU AV production staff: Taylor Glad, Aaron Kopp, Randy Corbett, Eric Kopp.

BYU Concert Hall Upgrades to Yamaha

Debi Moen
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PROVO, UT — Poll Sound recently installed a new Yamaha PM10 Digital Audio Console in Brigham Young University's 1,200-seat DeJong Concert Hall at the Harris Fine Arts Center. The new console is an upgrade from the hall’s previous Yamaha PM5D console. The production staff needed the upgrade for their multi-purpose requirements for large theater productions, recording, church sermons and educational lectures.

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Ben Bloomberg at FOH with the SSL L300, during rehearsals for the ambitious ‘Imagination Off The Charts’ performance at MIT.
Ben Bloomberg at FOH with the SSL L300, during rehearsals for the ambitious ‘Imagination Off The Charts’ performance at MIT.

SSL Proves a Powerful Partner for Musician Jacob Collier

Debi Moen
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CAMBRIDGE, MA - British multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier recently performed a piece called Imagination Off The Charts, which made use of an 85-piece orchestra, a 60-voice choir and a full big band - all on stage with Collier. Ben Bloomberg was at the FOH for the whole thing - a formidable challenge for which he chose the SSL L300 live console.

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The main house PA features a central Kara array flanked by left and right hangs of K2 and SB28.
The main house PA features a central Kara array flanked by left and right hangs of K2 and SB28.

Smart Financial Centre Opens With L-Acoustics

Debi Moen
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SUGAR LAND, TX -- Suger Land's new $84 million performing arts center, the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, officially opened in the Houston metro area this month with Texas-sized sound from an L-Acoustics system. The K2 line array system was designed by consultant Scott Bray of Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc. (WJHW), and installed by Houston-based LD Systems.

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Palace Theater Production Manager Anthony Ezzo at the venue’s new DiGiCo S21 console.
Palace Theater Production Manager Anthony Ezzo at the venue’s new DiGiCo S21 console.

New DiGiCo Console a Royal Treat for Florida's Palace Theater

Debi Moen
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TAMARAC, FL — The Palace Theater at Kings Point in Tamarac, FL got a new lease on life with the DiGiCo S21 console. The venue needed a console to handle an ever-evolving schedule of touring tribute bands and artists as well as the community’s own original theatrical productions. Production manager Anthony Ezzo called the S21 "the perfect solution: it sounds great, is easy to run and fit our budget.”

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The Brian Patterson Sports Performance Center includes offices, locker rooms, student athlete lounges, a sports medicine center, an auditorium, and a strength and conditioning center.
The Brian Patterson Sports Performance Center includes offices, locker rooms, student athlete lounges, a sports medicine center, an auditorium, and a strength and conditioning center.

Danley Pumps Up Audio at Rice University's New Sports Performance Center

Debi Moen
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HOUSTON – Rice University recently invested $31.5 million in the new 60,000 sq.ft  Brian Patterson Sports Performance Center. Baton Rogue-based A/V integrator Technical Services Group (TSG) installed Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers in the auditorium and in the strength and conditioning center. TSG, which has worked with other universities, notes that the system needed to be high-impact to get the best responses from the students.

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A crowd of 250,000 gathered for the Women's March in Chicago on January 21, the day after the Presidential Inauguration, making it one of the largest protests in the city’s history.
A crowd of 250,000 gathered for the Women's March in Chicago on January 21, the day after the Presidential Inauguration, making it one of the largest protests in the city’s history.

Sound Works Productions Supports Women’s March in Chicago

Debi Moen
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CHICAGO — Sound Works Productions was called upon to provide audio services and power to support the speakers and artists gathering for the Jan. 21 Women's March in Chicago. For the main stage in the city's Grant Park, the company chose 14 Nexo GEO S1210 line array speakers with two Nexo GEO S1230s, all powered by four NX4x4 amps. The biggest challenge to overcome was getting the whole production from the truck to ‘show-ready’ in three hours due to expected street closures.

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Monitor Engineer Robert Ziemba at one of the SSL L300s used on the recent Chance The Rapper tour.
Monitor Engineer Robert Ziemba at one of the SSL L300s used on the recent Chance The Rapper tour.

SSL Chosen for Chance the Rapper Tour

Debi Moen
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CHICAGO — Chance The Rapper's recent tour carried SSL L300 live consoles, supplied by VER Tour Sound. Both Kyle Bulmann at FOH and Robert Ziemba on monitors selected the gear after their recent search for something that would be strong from every angle. One of the biggest challenges of the tour came from Chance's dynamic vocal range.

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Great sound was a priority for Kung Fu Saloon Nashville’s owners, which lead them to install BassBoss’s DiaMon DJ112, SV8 and SSP218 loudspeakers.
Great sound was a priority for Kung Fu Saloon Nashville’s owners, which lead them to install BassBoss’s DiaMon DJ112, SV8 and SSP218 loudspeakers.

BassBoss Speakers Level Up Sound at Kung Fu Saloon

Debi Moen
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NASHVILLE — Kung Fu Saloon offers classic arcade games, private karaoke rooms, a massive outdoor patio, and now a new installation of BassBoss loudspeakers. With DJs of all genres coming in, the owner says they needed a high level of output to have it really feel like a club. The low ceilings initially presented challenges, but because of the speakers' small footprint and light weight, they were easily positioned throughout the sprawling 14,000-sq. ft. indoor-outdoor space.

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