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  • Mackie Lightweight Power Amplifiers

    FOH Staff | News | June 18, 2008
    Mackie has entered the lightweight power amplifier category with their new FRS Series –the FRS-1300, FRS-1700 and the FRS-2800. FRS Series amplifiers combine Mackie Fast Recovery circuitry with a modern switching power supply for sound and performance in portable applications.
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  • Foo Fighters Perform at Wembley Stadium with Outline

    FOH Staff | News | June 18, 2008
    LONDON – The Foo Fighters sold 160,000 tickets in just two hours, months before the band's concert at Wembley Stadium. The venue is a “shrine” for music and soccer fans, as well as a location for other high-profile events. For the sound reinforcement at the largest rock event ever staged at the new Wembley stadium (as the show was described) the organizers called in Britannia Row Productions, the London rental company with a considerable stock of Butterfly systems manufactured by Outline of Brescia, Italy.
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  • Cadac Electronics In Financial Tailspin

    FOH Staff | News | June 17, 2008LUTON, England – After 40 years of operation, the Directors of Cadac Electronics plc announced that the company is to be placed into administration following a sudden and unexpected fall-off in anticipated sales of the company's analog products in the coming months.  Anthony Kent of Maidment Judd, Harpenden, has been appointed as administrator. (During administration, an administrator is placed in a company to run it in an attempt to save it. If this is not possible, the administrator will try to achieve the best results for creditors. Different countries use different terms to describe financial insolvency.  In the UK, the term bankruptcy applies to only individuals and partnerships. The closest equivalent to “in administration” in the United States is Chapter 7 bankruptcy. – ed.)  Read More...
  • CMA Music Festival Celebrates Country Music with ClairShowco and Yamaha

    FOH Staff | News | June 16, 2008

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For over three decades, it was known as Fan Fair. Held at the Tennessee State Fair Grounds in Nashville, Tenn., the festival was country music’s way of giving back to its fan base, with a four-day celebration of music, autograph sessions and photo opportunities. For the past nine years, ClairShowco (Nashville) has supplied sound and production support for the Festival, both for the nighttime LP Field (home of the NFL’s Nashville Titans) performances and the Greased Lightning Daytime Stages at Riverfront Park, on and directly across the Cumberland River from LP Field. Front of house mixing, as well as monitors, for both venues was dominated by Yamaha consoles.

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  • Nightclub in Tunnel Creates Whirlwind of Challenges for Void Acoustics

    FOH Staff | International News | June 16, 2008
    PORTUGAL – Void Acoustics undertook an unusual installation in Portugal, involving a club in a tunnel. Porto's newly opened GARE Club features an all-Void system, installed by T2 Produção e Eventos, designed to deliver an exciting, high-impact sound throughout the club.   The club's main room occupies a 35-meter tunnel, with a ceiling height of 10 meters and 6 meters wide, with the system incorporating Void's the triple-horn Air Motion speakers, as well as the Stasys 8 dual 18" horn loaded enclosures.  

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  • BBC Polar Bear Mission Brings Along Lectrosonics Mics

    FOH Staff | News | June 16, 2008
    KAKTOVIK, Alaska – With each day seemingly colder than the one before, a combination of scientists and a BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) production crew recently set out to document the effects of global warming on the Arctic frontier. With a focus on the plight of the region’s Polar Bears as well as the melting permafrost, the group worked from their base camp in this northern village on the Beaufort Sea coast and traveled by helicopter in search of the highly dangerous, yet vulnerable animals. Capturing audio on a mission of this nature is challenging enough, and in this harsh environment — with sub-zero-degree temperatures and high wind — the task becomes even more difficult. Wireless microphones were a necessity and, to ensure production quality worthy of the BBC, the mission critical performance attributes of Lectrosonics wireless technology were placed into service.
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  • Festival Movistar Musica Gets the VIP Treatment with JBL

    FOH Staff | News | June 13, 2008
    CARACUS, Venezuela – Showcasing the international adoption of JBL Professional VerTec line arrays, Corporacion Dynaco C.A. in Venezuela provided concert sound rental services for two of the largest events held during Festival Movistar Musica 2008. Movistar, a division of the Spanish telecommunications companyTelefonica, sponsored the festival.  More than 25,000 people were attracted to the production sites, which each featured eight major international artists from Venezuela, Spain, Argentina and Colombia.
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  • Gavin DeGraw Kicks Off Tour with Digidesign Venue

    FOH Staff | News | June 13, 2008
    DALY CITY, Calif. — Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw recently kicked off a series of concert dates in support of his second album. DeGraw’s FOH Engineer Erick “Otto” Celeiro is mixing the show on a Digidesign Venue system. The compact configuration comprises a D-Show Profile control surface, along with Digidesign’s newest Venue component, Mix Rack, a compact and portable front end that combines all stage and local audio I/O, plus DSP, into a single 11-space rack.
     
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  • Royal Shakespeare Company Stages Histories Cycle Project with DiGiCo

    FOH Staff | News | June 13, 2008
    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England – Many theatre companies find themselves fully stretched with putting on just one Shakespeare play, so an ambitious project to stage repeat performances of no less than eight during the spring of 2008 could have been a recipe for disaster, especially from the technical perspective. But, with the peerless skills of the Royal Shakespeare Company, complemented by a DiGiCo D5T console at front of house, the passage of 100 years of English history in eight of the Bard’s plays has been remarkably smooth.

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  • 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Rock the MGM Grand with Shure

    FOH Staff | News | June 13, 2008
    LAS VEGAS – Once again there was no red carpet at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, but the now traditional orange one rolled out in its place at the MGM Grand proved just as able to support a glittering array of Nashville’s hottest talent. On a night highlighted by the presence of country music’s rising young stars and a generation of legendary figures, Shure endorser Brad Paisley took home male vocalist honors for the second straight year, while Carrie Underwood, who opened the show with “I Don’t Even Know His Last Name," received her second consecutive female vocalist trophy.

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  • Korean R&B Sensation Se7en Performs in Hollywood with Meyer Sound

    FOH Staff | News | June 13, 2008
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Korean pop/R&B singing sensation Se7en recently held an album preview party for his first American release, performing to a group of music industry luminaries at Hollywood’s Highlands lounge. For an audience that included executives from Interscope, Jive and Sony record labels and celebrities such as director John Singleton and musician/producer will.i.am, Seoul, Korea-based Avix Tech provided a Meyer Sound system to deliver the dynamic showcase.
     
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  • Tennessee Concert Sound Deploys D.A.S. Audio Systems for University of Mississippi Commencement

    FOH Staff | News | June 13, 2008
    OXFORD, Miss. – Across America, springtime kicks off the busy season for live sound companies, and graduation ceremonies are frequently a significant part of this activity. Such is the case for Brownsville, Tenn.-based Tennessee Concert Sound (TCS). Since 1999, TCS has handled live sound reinforcement for the University of Mississippi’s numerous commencement programs and, as usual, the company’s arsenal of D.A.S. Audio loudspeaker systems was placed into service for this year’s ceremonies.

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