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Sennheiser and Neumann are showcasing a diverse range of audio production technology at NAB 2017.
Sennheiser and Neumann are showcasing a diverse range of audio production technology at NAB 2017.

Sennheiser, Neumann to Showcase Diverse Range of Technology at NAB

Debi Moen
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LAS VEGAS - Sennheiser and Neumann are showcasing a diverse range of audio production technology at NAB 2017. The booth will be segmented into market areas for projects of any scale, featuring product-specific solutions for radio and TV studios, producing movies or mobile journalism, virtual reality productions, and personal use.

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Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. Photo: Chris Polk/ACMA2017/Getty Images for ACM.
Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. Photo: Chris Polk/ACMA2017/Getty Images for ACM.

ACM Awards Telecast Sings with Shure

Debi Moen
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LAS VEGAS - While there was a range of audio products in play during the recent Academy of Country Music Awards show, many of the performers (Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, and more) relied heavily on Shure microphones, in-ear monitoring systems and wireless systems  to perform at their best. ATK Audiotek provided most of the wireless systems and hardwired mics for the show broadcast from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Harold Rubens at Yamaha PM10 Digital Audio Console. Photo: DJ Lipscomb.
Harold Rubens at Yamaha PM10 Digital Audio Console. Photo: DJ Lipscomb.

Rock and Worship Roadshow Engineers Sing Praise for Yamaha Console

Debi Moen
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NASHVILLE —Spectrum Sound of Nashville recently provided audio for The Rock and Worship Roadshow, a Christian concert tour featuring Steven Curtis Chapman among other artists. Harold Rubens, FOH engineer, requested a Yamaha Rivage PM10 Digital Audio Console for the 22-date tour. Rubens owns a Yamaha CL5 digital console, and said Yamaha familiarity made transitioning to the PM10 easier.

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The CM-i5 condenser model will be shown at the upcoming NAB Show.
The CM-i5 condenser model will be shown at the upcoming NAB Show.

Point Source Audio Showcases CM-i5 Headset at NAB

Debi Moen
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LAS VEGAS - Point Source Audio will showcase its expanded line of in-ear headsets at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas.  The new CM-i5's upgraded design - and lighter weight at under 2 ounces - provides up to -24dB of noise reduction and is interchangeable depending on the user’s personal preference. The latest headset features the company’s flagship “unbreakable boom” flexible to 360 degrees allowing for optimal microphone to mouth placement. 

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Calrec Audio Launches Artemis Ray, the latest addition to its Artemis family of consoles.
Calrec Audio Launches Artemis Ray, the latest addition to its Artemis family of consoles.

Calrec Launches New Artemis Console at NAB

Debi Moen
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LAS VEGASCalrec Audio is launching the Artemis Ray console at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas. Artemis Ray is more powerful than the Artemis Beam with 456 fully featured input channels, but can handle up to 72 faders, the same as the larger Artemis Shine model. Artemis Ray also has a reduced surface area to accommodate small space situations such as OB trucks.

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ts unique architecture makes good use of the earth. Most of the seating is subgrade, which makes entering the arena a thrill in itself.
ts unique architecture makes good use of the earth. Most of the seating is subgrade, which makes entering the arena a thrill in itself.

It's All Danley for Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Debi Moen
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IOWA CITY, IA - Carver-Hawkeye Arena managed to get by with its original installed sound system for more than 30 years. But recently, the arena deployed a full Danley Sound Labs sound reinforcement system with huge benefits to fidelity, coverage and visceral impact. The same team that installed a Danley system into the university's Kinnick Stadium was responsible for this audio upgrade.

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Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center’s 1,800-seat main hall is now home to L-Acoustics K2 and Kiva II arrays installed by LD Systems.
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center’s 1,800-seat main hall is now home to L-Acoustics K2 and Kiva II arrays installed by LD Systems.

Wagner Noël PAC Makes Joyful Sound with L-Acoustics

Debi Moen
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MIDLAND, TX — Although it's a state-of-the-art venue, opened in 2011, the theater complex at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, located between Midland and Odessa, TX, was never able to meet its needs for sound reinforcement. When LD Systems recently installed an L-Acoustics K2 and Kiva II rig, it not only solved the venue’s previous audio challenges, but it also met the needs of top touring acts.

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Barbra Streisand performs with the Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone (wireless iteration: AEW-T5400a, paired with A-T’s 5000 Series wireless). Photo: Lisa Lake/Getty Images.
Barbra Streisand performs with the Audio-Technica AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone (wireless iteration: AEW-T5400a, paired with A-T’s 5000 Series wireless). Photo: Lisa Lake/Getty Images.

David Reitzas Uses Audio-Technica Mics to Record Barbra Streisand on Tour

Debi Moen
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NEW YORK — David Reitzas is using Audio-Technica Microphones for the live recordings of Barbra Streisand’s concert tour, “The Music, The Mem’ries The Magic.” Reitzas is tasked with capturing detailed multi-track recordings of nearly every single performance, and his arsenal of Audio-Technica mics has proven to be a good fit. Because Streisand has such good rapport with the audience, Reitzas also makes it a point to record the sound of the audience as well, which can be a microphone challenge in itself.

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'Benny's Last Load Out.' Marquee of Fox Theater in Oakland. Photo by John Featherstone
'Benny's Last Load Out.' Marquee of Fox Theater in Oakland. Photo by John Featherstone

Parnelli Lifetime Honoree Benny Collins’ Life Celebrated

By Kevin M. Mitchell
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OAKLAND, CA — On April 1 in his hometown of Oakland, hundreds gathered from all over the country for the Celebration of Life event for Benny Collins, a product/tour manager live event professional who died Jan. 27. The celebration took place at the Fox Theater, courtesy of Another Planet Entertainment who generously hosted the event in the lobby of the theater they helped restore and now manage.

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