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  • Australia Day Celebrates with Meyer Sound

    FOH Staff | International News | March 3, 2008

    QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Australia Day, the country’s official national day, is a celebration of the first European settlement on the continent. This year’s Australia Day weekend concluded with the popular Sydney Ports Jazz on the Water concerts and a spectacular fireworks display. An audience of over 150,000 packed the Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour for the concerts and fireworks, powered by a Meyer Sound system. Provided by Sydney-based Coda Audio, the sound system was staged on an 80-foot high floating platform.

  • Canta Performs at Paris Music Hall with Allen & Heath

    FOH Staff | International News | February 26, 2008
    – Marseille-based PA company, L’Art Scene, selected a recent performance by renowned Corsican band, Canta, held at Paris’ 1,000-capacity historic music hall, Le Bataclan, to test out Allen & Heath’s iLive digital system for monitor sound.
  • Queens of the Stone Age Go Underground with Crest Audio

    FOH Staff | International News | February 25, 2008

    SONDERSHAUSEN, GERMANYCalifornia desert rockers Queens of the Stone Age went for a radical change of scene recently when they performed an exclusive one-off gig for 300 fans in a German salt mine.

  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Provides Natural Ambience with Meyer Sound

    FOH Staff | International News | February 18, 2008
    BERLIN – Home to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Hall (Berlin Philharmonie) is one of the city’s cultural icons. Its unique, pentagonally shaped Great Hall, with its center stage, has been praised for its intimate ambience and stellar acoustics. To meet the audio requirements for this world-class venue, a Meyer Sound system was chosen for the task.
  • Superstar III Television Series Takes Center Stage with JBL

    FOH Staff | International News | February 13, 2008

    BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - Demonstrating the far-reaching, worldwide adoption of JBL VerTec line arrays for high-profile staging events, Amex Audio recently provided the live sound reinforcement system for the televised broadcast of “Superstar III.” The third season of Slovakia’s popular live music television series, the show is similar in format to “American Idol” in the United States.

  • International Jazz Conference Grooves with Electro-Voice

    FOH Staff | International News | February 12, 2008

    TORONTO - Held at four major locations in Toronto, the 35th Annual International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) drew the world’s finest jazz artists and thousands of enthusiasts for four days of education and performance. Sound Art Toronto handled sound reinforcement, deploying a wide range of equipment from Electro-Voice, Midas, and Klark Teknik for each of the conference’s ten stages.

  • Tree of Prosperity Show Blooms at Wynn Macau with Electrosonic Audio

    FOH Staff | International News | February 6, 2008

    MACAU, CHINA - Electrosonic Systems Inc. provided audio, master show control, an intercom system and a closed-circuit video surveillance system for the complex Tree of Propserity Show in the Wynn Macau, which opened in 2006. Electrosonic’s audio complement, consisting of Crown amps and JBL speakers, was fairly extensive with eight main speaker positions and subwoofers installed on the mezzanine level to play the music for the attraction.

  • Beijing Rings in Chinese Olympic New Year with Adamson

    FOH Staff | International News | February 5, 2008

    BEIJING - In preparation for hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics, China has been cleaning up and modernizing its transit system in Beijing. To honor those who made a valuable contribution to traffic management in the previous year, the city held The Award and Variety Show for Traffic Safety for the Chinese Olympic New Year. Adamson partner Hunan Tian Yin Art Performance Company provided the Adamson system for the show.

  • Babeville Gets Righteous Sound with L-ACOUSTICS

    FOH Staff | International News | January 29, 2008

    BUFFALO, NY - Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco recently played the opening nights of her hometown’s newest music venue, Asbury Hall, a 1,000-capacity performance space within a 19th century church in downtown Buffalo. The Church facility and Asbury Hall - known collectively as Babeville - are actually the latest grand-scale DIY project for the folksinger. DiFranco and her partner in Righteous Babe Records, Scot Fisher, who saved the church from demolition by purchasing the historical site from the city of Buffalo. Klondike Sound specified and installed an impressive sound system, made up primarily of L-ACOUSTICS components, including the KUDO line array.

  • London Hot Spot Makes a Mint with Turbosound

    FOH Staff | International News | January 22, 2008

    With both leisure drinkers and employees of London’s financial heartland the core clientele of the Mint Group-owned Mary Janes, the new bar in London’s Minories exudes sophistication, tinged with an unmistakable sense of fun.

  • Kings of Leon Reign with Turbosound Aspect System

    FOH Staff | International News | January 22, 2008

    LONDON - Brit Nominees Kings of Leon rock! Full-on rock needs a full on sound system and Britannia Row’s Turbosound Aspect system is giving the band just what it needs. The band’s first experience of Aspect was for the initial part of the European tour earlier in the year, when the band and Front of House engineer Brent Rawlings decided they loved the system.

  • Comedian Bill Bailey Entertains Crowds with NEXO

    FOH Staff | International News | January 18, 2008

    NEXO GEO tangent-array systems have accompanied Britain’s funnyman Bill Bailey on the arena tour of his one-man stand-up show, playing to crowds of 10,000 all over the UK.  Sound Designer George Glossop has specified NEXO GEO T as the main PA. Now that the comedian is playing some of the largest live venues in the country, the system design has been upgraded from the NEXO S8 system that Bailey has used in the past.

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