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  • First Season of International Swimming League Includes Riedel Artist and Bolero Setup for Comms

    FOH Staff | News | March 5, 2020LAS VEGAS – Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom and Bolero wireless intercom are at the core of a comprehensive event communications solution for the all-new International Swimming League (ISL). The integrated Artist/Bolero system enabled clear and highly reliable crew communications for the ISL’s inaugural season in 2019, culminating in December’s Grand Final at the Mandalay […] Read More...
  • Queensrÿche FOH Engineer Tim Harding Gives Thumbs Up Setup Including Avid and Bose ShowMatch Gear

    FOH Staff | News | March 5, 2020FRAMINGHAM, MA – FOH engineer Tim Harding, FOH engineer for Queensrÿche since 2017, has been mixing a band using  an Avid Venue S3L-X console with three Stage 16 Remote I/Os. He recounted his impressions of using that setup with a Bose ShowMatch line array system for a recent gig. More details from Bose Professional (http://pro.bose.com): […] Read More...
  • ‘Wicked’ Takes DiGiCo’s Quantum 7T Console for a Ride

    FOH Staff | News | March 5, 2020NEW YORK – The North American touring version of the long-running Broadway Tony Award-winning musical is traveling with a DiGiCo Quantum 7T console purchased through Clearwing Productions. It is equipped with theatre-specific software to assure great performances night after night on the road. More details from DiGiCo (www.digico.biz): Wicked, winner of multiple Tony, Drama Desk […] Read More...
  • Solotech Acquires Miami-Based Pro Sound, Inc.

    FOH Staff | News | March 4, 2020MONTREAL - Solotech announced its acquisition of Pro Sound, Inc., a Miami-based AV, lighting and broadcast integration firm. Solotech also acquired Pro Sound, Inc.’s Stage Equipment and Lighting (SEAL) brand as well as affiliates Pro Sound CA, Inc. and Show Systems, Inc. Brands and staff will be retained, with "A Solotech Company" added. Pictured here, from left, are Kelly Prince, Philip Giffard, Solotech president, sales and systems integration division; David Shoemaker, Rod Sintow, Pro Sound CEO; Martin Tremblay, Solotech president and CEO; and Frank Snipes. Read More...
  • Prolight + Sound 2020 Postponed until May 26 to 29, 2020 – UPDATED

    FOH Staff | News | March 4, 2020FRANKFURT, Germany - On March 4, after “intensive consultations,” Messe Frankfurt announced its decision to postpone Prolight + Sound. The trade fair, originally set for March 31-April 3, is now scheduled from May 26-29. Existing visitor tickets will also be valid in May 2020. Read More...
  • Technotrix Joins L-Acoustics Rental Network As New Certified Provider

    FOH Staff | News | March 3, 2020CALUMET CITY, IL – Technotrix has become an L-Acoustics Certified Provider for the rental market (CPr). The company is also expanding its equipment inventory with its first L-Acoustics purchase, a “K Standard” Kara package. More details from L-Acoustics (www.l-acoustics.com): From its humble, garage-based beginnings in 1992 as a mobile DJ service, Technotrix Inc. has grown […] Read More...
  • Severe Weather Hits Central Tennessee, East Nashville Music Venue Destroyed

    FOH Staff | News | March 3, 2020NASHVILLE - In the overnight hours March 2-3, a powerful storm with heavy rains and a tornado ripped through central Tennessee, killing at least 22, with 150 more requiring hospitalization. The storm left a swath of destruction in Germantown, East Nashville and the John C. Tune Airport in West Nashville. The Basement East, a 400-capacity music venue on Woodland Street in East Nashville, was one of the buildings demolished by the storm. The club's staff was able to take shelter and no one was hurt. Read More...
  • Greystone Miami Beach Equipped with DAS Audio

    FOH Staff | News | March 3, 2020MIAMI BEACH, FL - idesign, a design / build AV integration firm headquartered in Miami, was contracted to provide a new sound reinforcement system at the Greystone Hotel, a landmark in Miami's Art Deco South Beach neighborhood. Michael Meacham, idesign’s owner, worked with DAS Audio’s John Fiorito to design and deploy DAS loudspeakers from the WR, Artec, Action, and Quantum series. Read More...
  • “The Tonight Show” is a Full House with Three SD7 Consoles and Five SD-Racks

    FOH Staff | News | March 2, 2020NEW YORK - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s house band, The Roots, as well as Fallon himself and guest artists, get mixed through DiGiCo desks. The Roots' FOH engineer, Artless Poole, Jr., who also mixes The Roots on their live gigs and has supported the band for 20 years, is pictured here. The show makes use of three DiGiCo SD7 consoles paired with five SD-Racks. Read More...
  • Whirlwind Founder Michael Laiacona to be Inducted into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame

    FOH Staff | News | March 2, 2020ROCHESTER, NY - Whirlwind Audio president and founder Michael Laiacona will be inducted into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame on April 26, 2020 along with acoustic duet The Dady Brothers, jazz vocalist Nancy Kelly, multi-platinum recording engineer Mick Guzauski and drummer Roy McCurdy. Read More...
  • Verse, the “Greatest Sounding Restaurant in the U.S.,” Acquires an SSL Live L300

    FOH Staff | News | March 2, 2020LOS ANGELES — Verse, the high-end supper club recently opened by Grammy Award-winning mix engineer Manny Marroquin, Michelin-star chef Paul Shoemaker and hospitality veteran Rob Ciancimino, is no ordinary venue. More details from Solid State Logic (www.solidstatelogic.com): The restaurant leverages Marroquin’s Larrabee Sound Studios, located next door, to place patrons in the acoustic ambience of […] Read More...
  • Purple Hat Productions Adds EV and Dynacord Gear to Inventory

    FOH Staff | News | March 2, 2020FARGO, ND – In a bid to further support acts and events including Hairball, the Minneapolis-based celebration of arena rock that tours regionally and nationally, Purple Hat Productions added Electro-Voice speakers and Dynacord amps to its inventory. More details from Electro-Voice (www.electrovoice.com) and Dynacord (www.dynacord.com): As a regional audio provider serving the upper Midwest from […] Read More...
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