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  • Electro-Voice Auctioning Celebrity Guitars for Charity

    FOH Staff | News | April 30, 2008
    MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota-based pro audio manufacturer Electro-Voice is boosting the fundraising success of its Musicians for Minneapolis: 57 Songs for the I-35W Bridge Disaster Relief Effort CD release with a celebrity guitar auction on Ebay, running April 29 to May 9. Guitars from legendary artists including Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde and Dick Dale are available.

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  • Boston Symphony Historic Concert Hall Upgrades PA System with Martin Audio

    FOH Staff | News | April 29, 2008
    Boston, MA – Named after the founder of one of the country’s greatest symphony orchestras, Higginson Hall is for more modestly scaled events, shows, a cappella singers, soloists, ensembles and meetings with seating for up to 600. The goal for Boston-based integrator Matrix 1 was to convert and upgrade the PA from an Announce system tied to the rest of the building to a multifaceted audio system with multiple zones and rooms.

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  • Sennheiser and Neumann Official Sound Partners of Sydney Opera House

    FOH Staff | International News | April 29, 2008
    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous opera houses worldwide. The opera house has welcomed Sennheiser and Neumann as sound partners.
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  • Aztec Stadium Scores a Goal with Electro-Voice

    FOH Staff | International News | April 29, 2008
    MEXICO CITY – With a capacity of over 114,000, Mexico City’s legendary Estadio Azteca is the fourth largest stadium in the World. Its 40-plus year history is storied with some of soccer’s most memorable events. Rental company Producciones Reforma (El Rayo) deployed an Electro-Voice sound reinforcement system for the shows, based around X-Line and XLC line array systems.
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  • Lawo Acquires Majority Stake in Innovason

    FOH Staff | News | April 28, 2008
    RASTATT, GERMANY and BRITTANY, FRANCE – German pro audio company Lawo, a company that specializes in the development of consoles and matrix systems in the broadcast market, has acquired majority ownership of French digital mixing console manufacturer Innovason, a move that marks the end of Innovason’s receivership period.
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  • Gold’s Gym Pumps Up Volume with Spider Ranch Productions

    FOH Staff | News | April 28, 2008
    SAN FRANCISCO – Spider Ranch Productions of California recently completed an overhaul of the Gold’s Gym fitness center with a new distributed system built on the iDESIGN loudspeaker platform. Taking a 35-year-old fitness center, gutting it and turning it all back into a usable facility took a little over a year to complete.  Don Dickerson, general manager for Gold’s Gym in the San Francisco Bay area, contacted old friend Alex Moran from Spider Productions to design and install a new sound system. Moran provided a total of 29 McCauley Sound iDESIGN modules for the installation.
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  • Papal Mass Inspires Crowds with MHA Audio at Nationals Stadium

    FOH Staff | News | April 28, 2008
    WASHINGTON – As the first non-Baseball event for the brand new Nationals Stadium and the initial step of a high-profile journey across the Eastern U.S., the Papal Mass in our nation’s capital presented a unique set of challenges for one of the area’s leading production companies, MHA Audio.

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  • Royal Opera House Hosts Film Awards with Outline

    FOH Staff | International News | April 28, 2008

    LONDON – At London’s Royal Opera House – one of the most famous opera theatres in the world and home of Britain’s prestigious Royal Opera and Royal Ballet companies – Britannia Row Productions’ Outline Butterfly was used as the "Front of House" system for sound reinforcement at the BAFTA ceremony, the British equivalent of the Oscars, awarded to personalities from the cinema and television world since 1947.

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  • Iron Maiden Flying High with DiGiCo

    FOH Staff | News | April 28, 2008
    CHESSINGTON, England – Although it is not unknown for hugely successful bands to have their own aircraft in which to tour the globe, it is highly unusual for the band’s lead singer to be the pilot. Yet this is the case with evergreen hard rockers Iron Maiden and, as they begin another major tour, the ultra-compact size of Monitor Engineer Steve ‘Gonzo’ Smith’s DiGiCo D5 console means that there is plenty of room onboard for it to travel with him.
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  • Shure UR1M Micro-Bodypack

    FOH Staff | News | April 23, 2008
    Offering wireless audio in an ultra-compact package that is about half the size of most standard bodypacks and weighing just three ounces with two AAA batteries, the Shure UR1M Micro-Bodypack is designed to be easily concealed and worn comfortably by actors, performers, musicians and public speakers.
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  • Shure Incorporated Makes Two Senior Management Appointments

    FOH Staff | News | April 22, 2008

     In our April issue's On the Move section, we incorrectly listed Robin Hamerlinck's job title and placed Paul Applebaum's photo in the wrong location.We regret these errors. Below is the correct press release. – ed.

    NILES, IL – Shure Incorporated has appointed Robin Hamerlinck to vice president of Global Information Systems and chief information officer.  In this position, she will be responsible for the development and operation of all of the company’s information systems and infrastructure.  Previously, Hamerlinck was chief technology officer at Merisant Worldwide Inc. and before that, she worked at Monsanto, where she held various information technology management positions.

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  • St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Sets Sail with D.A.S. Audio

    FOH Staff | News | April 22, 2008
    ST. MAARTEN – Home to one of the Caribbean's most exciting vacation destinations, Sint Maarten also has the distinction of being the site of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, one of the biggest sailing events of the Americas and second only to the America’s Cup. This year’s regatta was larger than ever — with over 280 ships participating in the race. For each event, D.A.S. Audio systems provided sound reinforcement—with the final night’s concert being a massive affair that featured Jamaican American reggae artist Shaggy.

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