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  • Regeneration Tour Brings Back the ’80s with Meyer Sound

    FOH Staff | News | September 22, 2008

    BERKELY, Calif. — The first annual Regeneration Tour has been filling arenas across North America, as fans turned out in droves for a jam-packed evening of ‘80s rock legends. Music styles ranged from the electronica of The Human League and synthpop of A Flock of Seagulls and Naked Eyes to power pop from Belinda Carlisle and the blue-eyed soul of ABC. Delivering the musical variety is a Meyer Sound system featuring the MILO line array loudspeaker. 

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  • The World@St. George’s West Displays Dance Forms with XTA

    FOH Staff | News | September 22, 2008
    SCOTLAND — During the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the church of St. George’s West becomes The World@St. George’s West, opening its doors and welcoming in the color and vitality of traditional dance forms from around the globe. The shows were the result of a an idea by international show producers Toby Gough and John Simpson with the support of actor Brian Cox and Peter Gabriel, and were the culmination of donations from an array of audio and lighting manufacturers, among them XTA Electronics.
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  • DiGiCo SD8

    FOH Staff | News | September 22, 2008
    DiGiCo launches the next product in the SD Series, the SD8. The SD8 has a fixed architecture and employs a smaller Super FPGA than the SD7, but contains the same features and versatility of the DiGiCo D Series, the company says. The SD8 incorporates Stealth Digital Processing, based on the single Super FPGA and combined with Analogue Devices Tiger SHARCS, to bring you the Tiger SHARC FX engine. This is designed to provide audio quality, precision and processing power with a range of built-in effects, reverbs, dynamics, output matrix and more.

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  • MTV Video Music Awards Rock the Red Carpet with Sennheiser

    FOH Staff | News | September 19, 2008

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — MTV's Video Music Awards adopted the theme of Hollywood movie magic for its special 25th anniversary show from the historic Paramount Studios. Sennheiser microphones were used during the red carpet arrival and performances by Rihanna, the Jonas Brothers and Paramore. 

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  • Notting Hill Carnival Gets Modern Vibe with Turbosound

    FOH Staff | News | September 19, 2008

    LONDON — Along with the famously colorful, elaborate costumes, music is a vital ingredient of London’s Notting Hill Carnival. This year, Turbosound Aspect loudspeakers and XTA processing provided sound for several thousand people who attended the event. 

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  • Pat Benatar Tour Engineers Choose Yamaha

    FOH Staff | News | September 19, 2008
    BUENA PARK, Calif. — Long Island-raised signer/songwriter, certified rock ‘n’ roll superstar and four-time Grammy winner Pat Benatar embarked on her first live concert tour in more than two years this summer, and both engineers chose Yamaha consoles for front-of-house and monitors.
     
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  • Illinois State Fair Features Big Names with Electro-Voice

    FOH Staff | News | September 18, 2008
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — An Electro-Voice XLC sound system from Mason Sound of Jacksonville, Ill. was used at this year’s Illinois State Fair, which featured live performances by big names including ZZ Top, Fergie, Brooks & Dunn, Joan Jett, Huey Lewis and Trace Adkins.
     
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  • Allen & Heath iLive Becomes Cornerstone of Scottish Church

    FOH Staff | News | September 18, 2008
    SCOTLAND — Cornerstone Church in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland, has installed an Allen & Heath iLive digital system comprising an iDR10 Mixrack and iLive-80 control surface. The church recently relocated to a larger building requiring a new sound system, as the old system was still in use in the original building, which is now used as a youth center. The iLive system forms the core of the new system, feeding a flown Logic Systems line array and bass bins.
     
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  • Mile High Music Festival Soars with Meyer Sound

    FOH Staff | News | September 17, 2008
    DENVER — Denver’s Mile High Music Festival was one of the high points of this year’s summer concert season. The two-day event, held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, featured more than 44 acts on five stages, including headliners Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and John Mayer. Denver-based Dowlen Sound provided the audio for the three largest stages, including a Meyer Sound system for the headliners’ SanDisk stage.
     
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  • Red Bull X-Fighters International Motocross 2008 Revs Up with Crown

    FOH Staff | News | September 17, 2008RIO DE JANEIRO — Powering a sound system for a concert with screaming fans is never an easy task. Powering a sound system with screaming fans and dozens of motorcycle engines revving at the Red Bull X-Fighters Motocross in Rio de Janeiro is even more difficult. Brazilian sound reinforcement company, Loudness Sonorização selected 60 Crown I-Tech amps to power a JBL line array loudspeaker system for the motocross event.

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  • Herbalife Convention Spreads Message with Outline

    FOH Staff | News | September 17, 2008
    BARCELONA — Audio is the key factor for the success of a Herbalife convention, as a major requirement is that the audiences grasp the message loud and clear. Sound reinforcement at the event in question — held at Barcelona’s highly modern Palau Sant Jordi — was entrusted to Planet Service of San Marino, a rental company with a stock of Outline arrays.
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  • Limelight Debuts Martin W8LC at Scarborough Beach Festival

    FOH Staff | News | September 17, 2008
    SCARBOROUGH, England — Limelight Presentation Systems has added Martin Audio Compact Line Array technology as part of their principle PA system. Head of audio Dave Plant recently placed an order for 16 W8LCs with Redditch-based dealer, John Brown at Limit Audio.
     
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