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  • Paul McCartney Delivers Historic Concert in Tel Aviv with Meyer Sound

    FOH Staff | News | September 29, 2008TEL AVIV, Israel — Paul McCartney delivered a historic performance in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, nearly 43 years after the Israeli government banned The Beatles’ show in 1965 for being too subversive. The highly anticipated occasion was held at the city’s Hayarkon Park, the site of concerts by Michael Jackson, U2 and Elton John. Slovenia-based Festival Novo Mesto and Israel’s Kilim Electronics provided a Meyer Sound system for the event.
     
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  • DPA 4099 Series Microphones

    FOH Staff | News | September 29, 2008
    DPA Microphones has introduced the 4099 series, a new range of instrument microphones. The 4099 Guitar, 4099 Sax, 4099 Trumpet and 4099 Violin are multipurpose microphones. The mounts for the 4099’s are designed and optimized for each of the four instrument families.

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  • Soundcraft Si3 Has First Commercial Gig at the Bedford

    FOH Staff | News | September 29, 2008

    LONDON — FOH Engineer Dale Hanson took time off the road to handle eight different acts at the Bedford in London, and mixed on a Soundcraft Si3 — its first public commercial gig. Along with the other Si3 beta testers covering theatre, touring and house-of-worship applications in Europe and the U.S., Hanson has taken the Si3 through its test paces, but this gig was the ultimate beta test. 

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  • Snoop Dogg Joins 311 on Tour with Sennheiser

    FOH Staff | News | September 29, 2008

    OLD LYME, Conn. — With set lists that drew on their newest hits and beloved classics, 311 and Snoop Dogg used Sennheiser personal monitors and mics on their 30-stop Unity Tour. 

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  • XTA & Rat Sound Accelerate REM’s 2008 World Tour

    FOH Staff | News | September 29, 2008
    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — It’s been 28 years since REM sprung out of a small Atlanta suburb, and the band is still going strong. With the release of their 14th recording, Accelerate, the band kicked off a world tour. Oxnard, Calif.-based Rat Sound Systems Inc. is serving as the sound reinforcement company for the tour, supplying six XTA DP448s for use in tandem with a Wiser Wireless System, with system engineer Lee Vaught at its helm.
     
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  • Heaven and Hell, Judas Priest Choose Yamaha for Metal Masters Tour

    FOH Staff | News | September 29, 2008
    BUENA PARK, Calif. — Headliner Judas Priest and Heaven and Hell embarked on tour together as part of the top metal concert attraction this summer, the Metal Masters Tour, which also included performances by Motorhead and Testament to delight of the metalheads everywhere. Both the monitor engineer for Heaven and Hell and monitor engineer for Judas Priest use Yamaha PM5D digital audio consoles.
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  • Ibiza Rocks with Adlib Audio

    FOH Staff | News | September 29, 2008
    BALEARIC ISLANDS, Spain — ADLIB Audio once again supplied full audio production for the Ibiza Rocks 2008 season, a new musical concept for the Balearic Islands, has quickly become one of the most popular events of the season. Ibiza Rocks 2008 was staged at two 1,500-capacity outdoor venues. The sound system was spec’d by ADLIB’s Andy Dockerty and built and commissioned onsite by engineer Declan Fyans, who stayed out for the duration of the four-month season.
                
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  • Pyramid Audio Combines Analog and Digital at Jazzfest

    FOH Staff | News | September 29, 2008

    NEW ORLEANS — The Fais Do Do stage at New Orleans’ legendary JazzFest represents the best of local music from Zydeco and Cajun-influenced styles to all the different blues and R&B forms that make up the city’s music scene. Pyramid Audio of Jefferson, La., has been doing production for Fais Do Do and other stages at JazzFest over the years. Eddie Pearce, chief audio and FOH mixing engineer was looking for equipment that could enhance the audio quality yet operate as efficiently as possible. 

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  • Hotel Café Tour Hits the Road with Heil Sound

    FOH Staff | News | September 29, 2008

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. — Described by its organizers as, “One bus, one band and a bunch of friends on the road,” the fourth annual Hotel Café Tour, which begins Oct. 9, has named Heil Sound as the official microphone supplier. Heil Sound PR 35s will be used by an eclectic lineup of singer/songwriters including Rachael Yamagata, Meiko, Priscilla Ahn, Ingrid Michaelson and Kate Havnevik. 

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  • Sound Image’s Jim Douglas Dies at 61

    FOH Staff | News | September 24, 2008

    Jim Douglas, director of Tour Sound at Sound Image, died from cancer on Monday, Sept. 22. He was 61 years old. Below is a tribute to Jim by Sound Image President Dave Shadoan.

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  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater Partners with Chicago Public Schools

    FOH Staff | News | September 23, 2008CHICAGO — Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the latest production as part of its arts-in-education program CPS Shakespeare! — a program designed to bring together students and teachers from each of Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) five designated geographic districts to perform a 60-minute adaptation of a play by William Shakespeare in CST’s Elizabethan-style, Courtyard Theater on Navy Pier.

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  • Cast Your Vote for the 2008 Parnelli Awards

    FOH Staff | News | September 22, 2008LAS VEGAS —  Voting for the 2008 Parnelli Awards is currently in progress online at www.parnelliawards.com/vote. This year’s winners in such categories as FOH Mixer, Monitor Mixer and Sound Company will be determined by your online votes, so go online and let your voice be heard! The Parnelli Awards take place on Friday Oct. 24 […] Read More...
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