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A 400-ft commemorative wall of naturally rusting Corten steel has been built, with integrated LED lighting by Daktronics and sound by Inland Audio Visual.
A 400-ft commemorative wall of naturally rusting Corten steel has been built, with integrated LED lighting by Daktronics and sound by Inland Audio Visual.

Community Loudspeakers Inform, Entertain at Upper Fort Garry

Debi Moen
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WINNIPEG - Although the original fort at Upper Fort Garry in Winnipeg was largely demolished in the 1880s, its remaining Governor’s Gate and surrounding land were gifted as parkland to the city. Recent development pressures led to a $19 million heritage park and interpretive center for Upper Fort Garry. A 400-ft commemorative wall has been built, with integrated LED lighting by Daktronics and sound by Inland Audio Visual.

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Garry Brown at the FOH for Phish. Photo: René Huemer
Garry Brown at the FOH for Phish. Photo: René Huemer

Phish FOH Engineer Carries Yamaha Console on Tour

Debi Moen
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NEW YORK CITY - For Phish's tour, FOH engineer Garry Brown is carrying a Yamaha PM10 Digital Audio Console supplied by audio vendor Clair Global. He made his decision based on a comparison with five other consoles prior to the tour. Brown's input count can range up to 120 inputs for a show, while his previous console maxed out at 96 channels. Phish ends the year with their traditional four-performance dates New Year’s Eve weekend at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Mark Herman, 1956-2016
Mark Herman, 1956-2016

In Memoriam: Mark Herman, 60

George Petersen
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ST. HELENA, CA — The professional audio community was saddened to hear that Mark Herman, a respected figure in the live sound world, passed away unexpectedly on December 17, 2016. The preliminary determination of the cause was a massive stroke — a complication that occurred after he underwent heart bypass surgery. He was 60. 

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Equipped by Firehouse Productions, iHeartRadio’s 2016 Jingle Ball Tour brought many top pop acts performing on DiGiCo desks and L-Acoustics arrays to 12 US cities.
Equipped by Firehouse Productions, iHeartRadio’s 2016 Jingle Ball Tour brought many top pop acts performing on DiGiCo desks and L-Acoustics arrays to 12 US cities.

DiGiCo Consoles Keep Jingle Ball Tour Ringing

Debi Moen
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RED HOOK, NY - Firehouse Productions is providing DiGiCo consoles on the annual iHeartRadio Jingle Bell holiday tour featuring Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor, Ellie Goulding, Ariana Grande and many others. “Most of the artists performing on this year’s Jingle Ball Tour carry DiGiCo consoles with them on their own tours, so it made perfect sense to supply SD7s and SD10s for this tour,” notes Firehouse Systems Tech Jamie Pollock.

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WildPitch Music Hall’s D.A.S. loudspeaker equipment.
WildPitch Music Hall’s D.A.S. loudspeaker equipment.

WildPitch Music Hall Selects D.A.S. Audio

Debi Moen
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ATLANTA - WildPitch Music Hall recently opened not only as a new nightlife destination in Atlanta, but also as D.A.S. Audio's first permanent US installation of its SoundForce Series loudspeakers. Global Audio Systems handled the installation with local support from Platinum Sound Atlanta. The completed sound system was first placed into service in October for an event featuring DJ / Music Producer Riva Starr. Since that time, the new sound system has been generating accolades.

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A massive 56’ x 68’ truss will allow national touring shows the ability to replicate the experience of a much larger venue.

A massive 56’ x 68’ truss will allow national touring shows the ability to replicate the experience of a much larger venue.


SF Armory Aims to Be 'Madison Square Garden of the West'

Debi Moen
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SAN FRANCISCO - When the SF Armory officially opens Dec. 31, 2016, it will feature a massive d&b sound system and the only supergrid in California. The two major upgrades are part of a larger bid to become San Francisco's top live music venue, or the "Madison Square Garden of the West." Since the 103-year-old building was granted an entertainment permit from the city in April, the Armory has spent the past nine months upgrading the sound system, as well as adding sound attenuation vestibules and the truss.

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George Strait Monitor Engineer Josh Kaylor at the dLive S5000.
George Strait Monitor Engineer Josh Kaylor at the dLive S5000.

'King of Country' Monitors with Allen & Heath

Debi Moen
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LAS VEGAS - 
For George Strait's sold-out performances in Las Vegas this year, monitor engineer Josh Kaylor has been using an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system. Strait plays in the round on a diamond-shaped stage. To keep a consistent monitoring environment with separate mixes for Strait, members of his band and any guests, Kaylor deploys a dLive S5000 surface and DM64 MixRack.

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TSI Global recently upgraded Brauer Hall. Photo: Catina Bryant.
TSI Global recently upgraded Brauer Hall. Photo: Catina Bryant.

TSI Global Upgrades St. Louis Auditorium with Martin Audio Gear

Debi Moen
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ST. LOUIS - TSI Global recently upgraded Brauer Hall, an 800-seat auditorium at the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS), with a Martin Audio O-Line system. The school staff wanted a more multifaceted sound system for background music and pep rallies as well as a focus on vocal quality. Before the install, teachers who would come into the back of the hall couldn’t understand what was being said on stage. All of that has changed with the Martin Audio O-Line.

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