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  • Minnesota Church Celebrates with EV

    FOH Staff | News | December 22, 2006
    LAKEVILLE, MN -- Completed just in time for their annual "Country Christmas" seasonal shows, the new EV sound system at Celebration Church in Lakeville, Minn, reflects the serious production needs of a large church like Celebration: more than 18,000 people attended the "Country Christmas" shows over a three-week period, hearing the country music themed event through a PA that brings EV sound to the church's 1100-seat theatre/sanctuary. Read More...
  • Sennheiser Now Shipping "Kicky" Evolution 602 II

    FOH Staff | News | December 20, 2006
    OLD LYME, CT -- Sennheiser is now shipping the e 602 II cardioid microphone - successor to the e 602 - to their lineup of evolution series microphones. The e 602 II is designed especially for use with kick drums, bass guitar cabs, tubas and other low-frequency instruments. Featuring an aluminum housing - more than 40 percent lighter than its predecessor - the e 602 II provides greater stability when positioned on a long boom arm. The capsule offers a fast attack, coupled with an extended low-frequency response. Read More...
  • Vienna's Rebecca Strikes Natural Note with Cadac D16

    FOH Staff | News | December 20, 2006
    VIENNA -- Vienna's newest musical production - Rebecca - recently opened at the Raimund Theatre, featuring the story of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel, and the heart of the show's sound system is the VBW Raimund Theatre's resident Cadac J-Type live production console, in conjunction with two Cadac D16 digital mix matrices. Staged by Vereinigte Bühne Wien (VBW), the musical is written by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay, directed by Francesca Zambellow and stars Uwe Kröger as Maxim de Winter, opposite Dutch-born Wietske van Tongeren as the second Mrs. de Winter. Sound design is by Hendrik Maassen, whose musical credits include a long-term association with Phantom of the Opera. Read More...
  • Akira Nakamura to Retire from Yamaha

    FOH Staff | News | December 20, 2006
    BUENA PARK, CA -- Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc has announced the January 2007 retirement of legendary speaker designer Akira Nakamura. Since 1965, Mr. Nakamura has led the development of a wide variety of commercial audio speakers, the most famous being the Yamaha NS-10M studio reference monitors, which he developed in 1987. Read More...
  • Bosch Restructures Following Telex Acquisition

    FOH Staff | News | December 20, 2006LONDON -- In the wake of their acquisition of Telex Communications in July, 2006, Bosch has begun to restructure the Telex organization. Read More...
  • Yamaha, NEXO Light Up Rockefeller Christmas Tree

    FOH Staff | News | December 19, 2006
    NEW YORK -- More than 300,000 people gathered around the skating rink, waiting for the switch to be pulled to turn on the Rockefeller Christmas Tree's lights, and the event was televised nationally on NBC with celebrities and politicians, using a sizable Yamaha and NEXO-based audio system. Read More...
  • CIA Seizes First U.S. Soundcraft Vi6

    FOH Staff | News | December 18, 2006
    COTO DE CAZA, CA -- Corporate Image Audio (CIA), Inc, of Coto de Caza, Calif, used a Soundcraft Vi6 digital live sound console to mix Les Brown and his Band of Renown and a television production for CBS 2 (KCBS-TV) in Palm Desert. The Vi6 was the first made available in the U.S. for purchase. They also plan to use it with the upcoming Rotary International 2007 Assembly in San Diego and the 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Read More...
  • UNLV Builds New Student Union with Community Loudspeakers

    FOH Staff | News | December 15, 2006LAS VEGAS -- The 28,000-member student body of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas eagerly awaited the opening of its new Moyer Student Union this fall. The new 135,000 square foot facility is bigger and better than the previous and rather small student union of the past. The new building includes a dining court, TV lounge, office space and rooms for studying and socializing, as well as a 300-seat movie theater, with Community's I/O5 and Solutions loudspeakers used throughout. Read More...
  • Thunder Rolls with Soundcraft Vi6

    FOH Staff | News | December 15, 2006
    REDDITCH, ENGLAND -- SSE Audio Group has one of its four new Soundcraft Vi6 digital consoles out on tour with rock band Thunder, selling out all the dates on its UK tour of academies and civic halls. Read More...
  • d&b's Js deliver 50 Cent rap in Helsinki

    FOH Staff | News | December 14, 2006
    HELSINKI, FINLAND -- 50 Cent performed two nights, in front of 17,000 fans, at Helsinki's largest venue, the Hartwall Arena. Since 50 Cent was not on tour, the Hartwall concerts were a one-off event, so his production used local services, calling upon Akun Tehdas, Finland's leading equipment rental provider, to supply all 50 Cent's sound requirements. "This was a typical large scale event for us," said Timo Liski of Akun Tehdas. Read More...
  • Meyer Sound MILO Helps Megadeth Rock, Rattle, and Rumble

    FOH Staff | News | December 13, 2006
    BERKELEY, CA -- On this year's "Gigantour 2," Megadeth's tour with opening acts Lamb of God, Opeth, Overkill and Arch Enemy, the central philosophy was clear: loud is good, but louder with clarity is better, and with that in mind, tour sound providers Thunder Audio turned to Meyer Sound's MILO curvilinear array loudspeaker to do the job. Thunder vice president Paul Owen reports that, initially, not everyone realized what MILO could do. But Owen, who has mixed monitors for Metallica and worked on tours by AC/DC, Disturbed, Slipknot and Mudvayne, was quite confident about his specification. Read More...
  • EAW to Offshore Manufacturing Operations

    FOH Staff | News | December 13, 2006WHITINSVILLE, MA -- If you have been involved in live audio for any significant period of time there are a few companies that you probably think of as forming the foundation of the business in the U.S. One of those "foundation" companies, Eastern Acoustic Works, better known as EAW, has joined that steady stream of U.S. manufacturing concerns packing up their domestic operations and shipping them off to Asia. Read More...
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