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  • White Space Fight Escalates

    FOH Staff | News | August 29, 2008

    WASHINGTON — A longtime issue facing the live production industry, the white spaces debate has hit full force in a string of events that appear strangely coincidental amid recent FCC field-testing at live events — all of which have failed conclusively. The consortium of tech companies (Yahoo!, HP, Motorola, Google), fervent about opening up the spectrum for wireless Internet use, continue to escalate its fight. At the forefront of efforts, Google has fired back with a new campaign and Web site, Free the Airwaves, to garner public support for open use of the tiny spectrum. 

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  • JBL Names Stephen Morris as Executive Vice President of Sales

    FOH Staff | News | August 27, 2008

    NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — JBL Professional has announced the promotion of Harman Professional veteran, Stephen Morris, to the position of executive vice president of Sales, JBL Professional. Morris takes up the position having successfully led group-wide sales and marketing for Harman Professional’s cinema business and prior to that held senior sales and marketing roles at sister company, Crown Audio.  The announcement was made by John Carpanini, President, JBL Professional. According to Carpanini, the appointment underscores JBL Professional’s commitment to recognize achievement and promote from within but also to continually improve sales and support operations. 

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  • Lectrosonics Announces Factory-Authorized Service in Greater NYC

    FOH Staff | News | August 27, 2008NEW YORK — Lectrosonics has announced it now has factory authorized service available in the greater New York metropolitan area. Bayside, Queens-based Jaycee Communications is now an authorized Lectrosonics service facility. With New York being a major hub for musical entertainment, theater, broadcast and production for TV and film, audio professionals, rental houses and others now have local service for their Lectrosonics equipment.

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  • Shure Follows the Campaign Trail to the Conventions

    FOH Staff | News | August 27, 2008
    NILES, Ill. — As this year's presidential campaign enters convention arenas in both Denver and Minneapolis, trying to look back on every rally, whistlestop, handshake and baby kissed becomes a grassroots blur given the power to inspire, excite, cajole and ignite the electorate. With the immediacy of the blogosphere as well as electronic media reporting events, old-fashioned oratory from the stump proved to still be as viable as ever in '08, aided in countless instances by Shure Inc. Hitting the campaign trail hard again just as it has throughout its own history, Shure Inc. traveled with both Senators Obama and McCain nationwide from Warwick, R.I. to San Diego and beyond.

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  • Rockstar Mayhem Tour Showcases Peavey Versarray 212

    FOH Staff | News | August 27, 2008MERIDIAN, Miss. — This summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Tour, headlined by Slipknot and Disturbed, served as the proving ground for the new ribbon-loaded Versarray 212 line-array sound system from Peavey Electronics. As the exclusive sound system of the Jägermeister Mobile Stage — a custom-built, traveling foldout stage housed in a 44-foot trailer — the Peavey Versarray 212 provided articulate sound reinforcement while metal heavyweights Machine Head, Walls of Jericho, Five Finger Death Punch, Airbourne and more steamrolled concert audiences during the festival’s 30-date run.

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  • Exactly Who Is Behind Google’s Grab for “White Space?”

    FOH Staff | News | August 26, 2008WASHINGTON — Remember how we said the wireless thing was heating up? You have no idea. Now a “public interest group” has basically called for the FCC to make wireless mics and monitors illegal. You read that right. But just who is this “public interest group? FOH put our investigative reporter on the case and […] Read More...
  • Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Deploys Digidesign

    FOH Staff | News | August 25, 2008DALY CITY, Calif. — As the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival kicks off in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this weekend, much of the live music will be produced and delivered through digital audio solutions from Bay Area audio technology pioneer Digidesign, a part of Avid Technology, Inc. In fact, most of the festival’s performers produced their music in the studio using Digidesign Pro Tools systems, and all three headliners including Radiohead, Tom Petty and Jack Johnson, as well as featured performers Beck and Steve Winwood among others, will all deploy Digidesign’s VENUE live sound systems for their performances at the event.

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  • Akasaka ACT Theater Hosts an Array of Shows with Meyer Sound

    FOH Staff | News | August 25, 2008
    TOKYO — Recently installed with a versatile Meyer Sound system, the 1,324-seat Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo is a multi-use venue designed to host a wide range of shows, from Broadway-style productions to symphonies, opera and dance. It is also part of the city-within-a-city of Tokyo Broadcasting System’s Akasaka Sacas as other large corporations successfully created complexes that are essentially micro-neighborhoods surrounding their headquarters in the high-density environs of Tokyo, including Fuji Television’s Odaiba, TV Asahi’s Roppongi Hills and Nippon TV’s Shiodome.

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  • Sennheiser Evolution e 965 Microphone

    FOH Staff | News | August 25, 2008
    Sennheiser is introducing the evolution e 965 microphone at the 125th AES Convention in San Francisco. The new microphone is the company’s flagship product within the evolution range and also its first large-diaphragm true condenser microphone.

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  • Electro-Voice PL Series Mics Provide the Punch for Warped Tour

    FOH Staff | News | August 22, 2008
    CARSON, Calif. — The new PL Series microphones from Electro-Voice got the punk rock seal of approval on this year’s Warped Tour, as new additions to the heavy-duty EV sound systems deployed annually for the tour’s Ernie Ball “Battle of the Bands” and Hurley Stages.

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  • DiGiCo SD7 Helps Australian Education

    FOH Staff | News | August 22, 2008
    MELBOURNE, Australia — The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology ( RMIT University) in Australia is one of the country’s leading educational institutions. It offers a vast range of technical courses and has a reputation that is global in its reach. One course that elicits a high demand for entrants is the Music Industry course. The University aims to offer its students the most relevant products available to equip them for life out in the real world, and the recent opportunity to get hands on experience with a DiGiCo SD7 has helped to do just that.

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  • Six Flags Installs Wassmann Audio Video and JBL

    FOH Staff | News | August 22, 2008
    NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Wassmann Audio Video has installed of JBL Control Contractor loudspeakers and VRX line arrays in 10 Six Flags theme parks across the country. While each location poses its own acoustical challenges, JBL Control 29AV surface-mount loudspeakers and VRX932LA compact line array loudspeakers are prevalent in each park.

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