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Audinate Offers Dante Training at NAMM 2017

Debi Moen
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PORTLAND, OR - Audinate and NAMM have partnered to offer Dante training events at the 2017 NAMM Show. Classes run Jan. 19 through Jan. 21 at the Anaheim (CA) Convention Center and feature the topics: Digital Audio Networking, Introduction to Dante, and Training: Intermediate Dante Concepts. In addition, more than 50 Dante partners will exhibit and showcase their latest products as well.

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Polar Focus Spine Frame Adapter on a Genie ST20.
Polar Focus Spine Frame Adapter on a Genie ST20.

Stewart Independent Production Turns to Polar Focus

Debi Moen
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SAUGATUCK, MI - Shannon Stewart of Stewart Independent Production was seeking a better solution than conventional rigging allows when flying a line array on a lift tower. He found the solution with the Polar Focus Spine Frame Adapter. "The Spine Frame design is flawless in its ease of attachment, pan and tilt capability and control," Stewart explains. "The mounting bracket goes on the tower in seconds securely and with redundant safety chains."

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Firehouse Productions provided a full L-Acoustics K1/K2 system for the fifth annual Global Citizen Festival held in NYC’s Central Park in late September.
Firehouse Productions provided a full L-Acoustics K1/K2 system for the fifth annual Global Citizen Festival held in NYC’s Central Park in late September.

Global Citizen Festival Rallies Humanity with L-Acoustics

Debi Moen
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NEW YORK — Firehouse Productions supplied an L-Acoustics K1/K2 rig for the fifth annual Global Citizen Festival, an event organized by Global Poverty Project and staged on the Great Lawn of New York City's Central Park. The set design, which accommodated the television broadcast and positioning of I-Mag video screens on either side of the stage for the audience, was a challenge for the sound system. The positioning of the delays was also limited as they could not be located on the grass. L-Acoustics met the challenges.

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Silk Road. Photo: Max Whittaker
Silk Road. Photo: Max Whittaker

DPA Microphones Travel with Silk Road and Yo-Yo Ma

Debi Moen
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NEW YORK - DPA Microphones recently journeyed around the world with The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma. Audio Engineer/Designer Jody Elff chooses DPA as his go-to mics for a vareity of reasons. “One of the greatest advantages of DPA mics, aside from their fidelity, is that they are nearly invisible from the audience's point of view,” adds Elff. “This allows the audience to enjoy the music rather than be distracted by the technology, and frees the artist from feeling ‘trapped’ by a physical relationship to a microphone on a stand. For a live performance situation this is enormously liberating.”

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The historic Tybee Post Theater, set in the heart of the historic district in Tybee Island, GA was constructed in 1930 as a movie house for the soldiers stationed at the Army base.
The historic Tybee Post Theater, set in the heart of the historic district in Tybee Island, GA was constructed in 1930 as a movie house for the soldiers stationed at the Army base.

Multipurpose Georgia Theater Installs K-array

Debi Moen
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TYBEE ISLAND, GA - The historic Tybee Post Theater was reborn in 2015 from a movie house for Army soldiers to a performing arts venue and movie theater. AV consultants Michael Gaster + Associates requested a flexible, user-friendly professional audio system to satisfy the needs of live theater, concerts and cinema. K-array products were chosen.

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Barrett Clark
Barrett Clark

In Memoriam: Barrett Clark, 35

FOH Staff
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OAKLAND, CA — Sound engineer and DJ Barrett Clark died Dec. 2 in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland. A native of Santa Rosa, CA, Clark worked FOH and monitors at clubs including The Bottom of the Hill, Independent, DNA Lounge, 1015, and Bimbo’s 365 Club among others. He also was touring FOH engineer for Swedish musician Jens Lekman, and freelanced for other musicians, DJs, and festivals.

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Jack Hayback and Clint Rowland.
Jack Hayback and Clint Rowland.

Yamaha Takes a Bow at Beverly Hilton

Debi Moen
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Encore Event Technologies' Beverly Hills location recently purchased a Yamaha Rivage PM10 Digital Audio Console from Chicago-area sound company TC Furlong for use at the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s International Ballroom in Beverly Hills, CA. The venue hosts a range of events from televised awards broadcasts and high-profile corporate industrials to concerts and theatrical shows. Says Rachel Wolfe, director at Encore, "The console seems to have managed to incorporate the wish lists of all our audio engineers into one extremely flexible board.”

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According to Frost’s System Engineer Jose Lima, “We had a crowd of about 1,200 people that we wanted to keep totally involved until it was time for them to gather in front of the windows.”
According to Frost’s System Engineer Jose Lima, “We had a crowd of about 1,200 people that we wanted to keep totally involved until it was time for them to gather in front of the windows.”

Frost Productions, Martin Audio Team Up for Department Store Event

Debi Moen
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NEW YORK - Frost Productions deployed a Martin Audio MLA Mini system for an outdoor concert of highlights from Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” at a department store holiday window unveiling. Says Frost’s System Engineer Jose Lima, “We had a crowd of about 1,200 people that we wanted to keep totally involved until it was time for them to gather in front of the windows.” He adds, "MLA worked out brilliantly! It sounded crisp and intelligible with a lot of presence, plus the bass was really smooth and natural."

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Derek Brener, FOH engineer for The Weeknd. Photo: Max Crace
Derek Brener, FOH engineer for The Weeknd. Photo: Max Crace

Top Engineers Choose Sennheiser for American Music Awards

Debi Moen
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LOS ANGELES - A number of engineers handling audio for the 2016 American Music Awards show on Nov. 20 relied on Sennheiser wireless. The Sennheiser SKM 5200 transmitter, combined with the MD 5235 capsule, proved to be the go-to microphone solution for several FOH and monitor engineers, including Chris Rabold, Ramon Morales, Derek Brener and Vish Wadi. ”Every time I go to these awards shows, I see Sennheiser transmitters and capsules all over the place,” says Brener. “Why do they pick that? Because they have faith in it and can trust it. That main vocal is so important and cannot falter.”

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Brandon Breitenbach and Gene Kim.
Brandon Breitenbach and Gene Kim.

Phil Wickham Tours with Yamaha Consoles

Debi Moen
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RENO, NV — Christian musician Phil Wickham toured the U.S. earlier this year in support of his album, 'Children of God,' with two Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio consoles. Spectrum Sound supplied consoles for the East Coast, while Legacy Productions provided for the West Coast dates. Monitor engineer/production manager Gene Kim and FOH engineer/tour manager Brandon Breitenbach have used PM5D and M7CL consoles in the past, so the CL was an easy transition.

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