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  • Presidential Campaign 2008 Heats Up with Shure

    FOH Staff | News | February 25, 2008

    NILES, IL — massAV of Billerica, Mass., managed event staging for John McCain during the heated campaigning leading up to the New Hampshire primary. Shepard, the firm's chief audio engineer, hit the trail to oversee audio at larger gatherings, while fellow massAV staffers Sarith Nhem and John Inza mustered forces to meet an unpredictable schedule of whistle-stops and smaller rallies.

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  • Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Revamps with Meyer Sound

    FOH Staff | News | February 20, 2008
    HAMPTON
    BEACH, NH – The historic Hampton Beach Casino, built in 1899, remains a leading attraction in the New England resort area, while the adjacent Casino Ballroom continually draws some of the top names in entertainment. In order to sustain its reputation as one of the best venues in which to play and hear live music, the 2,200-seat ballroom has received a major redesign of its audio and lighting systems, including the addition of a new loudspeaker system based on Meyer Sound
    ’s MICA compact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker.

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  • Western Michigan University Miller Auditorium Preserves Natural Acoustics with Yamaha

    FOH Staff | News | February 20, 2008

    KALAMAZOO, MI – Stage Lighting and Sound, Inc. recently installed a new custom-designed Yamaha Active Field Control (AFC) reverberation enhancement system at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium to enhance the acoustics. The venue, built in 1968, is used for touring Broadway productions, concerts by major touring musical artists, ballet, opera and dance, and is the home of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.

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  • Colburn School “A Class Act” with L-ACOUSTICS

    FOH Staff | News | February 20, 2008

    LOS ANGELES – The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles has installed an L-ACOUSTICS KIVA line source array system with KILO low frequency extension speakers in Thayer Hall, a newly constructed 200-seat performance and instruction space. The loudspeaker system, which is powered by L-ACOUSTICS LA4 amplified controllers and also includes the company’s 108P self-powered reference monitors for left, center and right stage lip fill, was specified by A/V consultants Sonitus and is integrated into a campus-wide audio and video network.

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  • QSC SC28 System Controller

    FOH Staff | News | February 18, 2008
    Housing preset tunings designed to optimize the performance of QSC loudspeakers, the new SC28 System Controller facilitates quick and easy system setup. A two input, eight output DSP device, the controller additionally offers user-adjustable EQ and delay.
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  • Turbosound to Exhibit Aspect Series at Live Sound Forum

    FOH Staff | News | February 18, 2008FRANKFURT, GERMANY – As well as exhibiting a raft of new products on Stand 8.0 A42, Turbosound will be demonstrating its Aspect series of arrayable point-source loudspeakers at the prolight+sound Live Sound Forum from March 12 through March 15.
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  • Seal Kicks Off Sennheiser Microphone Charity Auctions

    FOH Staff | News | February 18, 2008
    NEW YORK – Multi-platinum recording artist and three-time Grammy Award winner Seal autographed three Sennheiser evolution e 935 Platinum vocal microphones for a charity auction at the 4th Annual Musicians On Call benefit concert and auction. The event culminated at the Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square with a headlining performance by Seal.
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  • Miley Cyrus Gets Best of Both Worlds On Tour with Future Sonics

    FOH Staff | News | February 18, 2008

    BRISTOL, PA – Singer, actress superstar, Miley Cyrus performs on her sold out "The Best of Both Worlds" tour with Future Sonics Ear Monitors brand personal monitors and supporting the company's new "BIGGER SOUND @ lower volume" campaign to help educate audiences about the importance of proper listening for the "iPod Generation." 

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  • Dynacord DSP 260

    FOH Staff | News | February 13, 2008

    Dynacord presents the DSP 260 digital 2-in-6 sound system manager. Based on the most modern hardware, the DSP 260 offers both tried-and-tested and new algorithms for the swift and simple construction of active multi-way systems. The DSP 260 was designed with an emphasis on user-friendliness.

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  • The Ritz Dances to a Disco Beat on Broadway with Meyer Sound

    FOH Staff | News | February 12, 2008
    NEW YORK - When The Ritz returned to Broadway after a 30-year hiatus, the farcical romp vibrated to the 70’s disco beat at Studio 54, once a hot spot for disco-era nightlife in New York City. The historic theatre-turned-nightclub was reconverted to a performance venue by Roundabout Theatre, which recently staged the revival of the 1975 play set in a
    Manhattan gay bathhouse. Sound designer Tony Meola, who has an extensive list of credits that include Les Misérables and five Wicked productions around the world, created a robust system based on Meyer Sound
    ’s M’elodie ultracompact high power curvilinear array loudspeakers.
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  • Michigan State University Audio Enthusiasts and Engineers Revolutionize Audio with Neutrik USA

    FOH Staff | News | February 12, 2008
    LAKEWOOD, NJ
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    A student-run, project-oriented organization at Michigan State University (MSU), the Audio Enthusiasts and Engineers (AEE), have jumped full-force into their ongoing project, Revolution Audio. Through donations from Neutrik USA, designer and manufacturer of the XX series XLR cable connector, along with several other manufacturers, the students are able to begin construction on a high-quality turntable, low-noise RIAA phono stage, a hand-built tube microphone, rebuild several power amps, as well as redesign the universal power supply and the preamp.  
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  • Grammy Awards Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Harman Systems

    FOH Staff | News | February 12, 2008

    LOS ANGELES - JBL speakers and Crown amplifiers supported an all-star cast for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards Anniversary special. Six-time Grammy-winner Tina Turner joined two-time nominee Beyoncé for a special performance; jazz pianist Eldar, rap-rocker Kid Rock, jazz saxophonist Dave Koz and jazz/pop singer Keely Smith also performed on the telecast.  To present all this talent to the live audience, rental-system contractor ATK/Audiotek (Valencia, Calif.) deployed a multiarray JBL VerTec speaker system; it incorporated 70 full-size VT4889 line array elements temporarily suspended in the Staples Center.

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