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  • Riedel Acquires Media Numerics

    FOH Staff | News | October 22, 2008GERMANY — Riedel Communications, German manufacturer and supplier of market leading communication systems for the broadcast, theatre and event industries, has acquired digital audio specialist Media Numerics.

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  • Ashly Audio Enters Partnership with Jam Industries

    FOH Staff | News | October 21, 2008WEBSTER, N.Y. — Ashly Audio Inc. has announced that they have agreed to enter an exclusive partnership with Jam Industries, the company’s Canadian distributor.  

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  • PreSonus StudioLive

    FOH Staff | News | October 20, 2008
    PreSonus Audio Electronics has announced the StudioLive 16.4.2 Digital Performance and Recording Mixer. The 16-channel digital mixer features 16 high headroom and quiet XMAX microphone preamplifiers, built-in 22 x 18 FireWire recording and playback engine, “Fat Channel” processing with 4-band EQs, compressors, limiters, gates, DSP effects, six aux buses, four sub groups, extensive LED metering, mixer save/recall, channel-strip save/recall/copy/paste, talkback and more.

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  • Curtain Rises on Lawo MC266 Consoles at Prague National Theater

    FOH Staff | News | October 20, 2008
    PRAGUE —  One of Europe’s leading arts houses, The National Theatre in Prague has transformed its technical capability with the installation of a pair of Lawo mc266 consoles as part of a comprehensive audio management network, to suit the theatre’s current techniques and future needs.

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  • Les Miserables Debuts in Quebec with Sennheiser

    FOH Staff | News | October 20, 2008
    QUEBEC CITY, Quebec — Directed by Frédéric Dubois and staged in the recently renovated Capitol, Quebec City's oldest theatre, this new production of Les Misérables has broken new ground in terms of its simple and direct staging, high-end cast and audio quality. With 32 live microphones on stage, the new Sennheiser MKE 1 lavaliere mic proved a valuable asset.

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  • Art Garfunkel Tours Europe with DiGiCo SD8

    FOH Staff | News | October 20, 2008

    ENGLAND — An SD8 is being used to mix monitors for Art Garfunkel and his band, currently in the midst of a 12-date European trek. Playing to venues of around 2,000 capacity, it’s a one truck tour, so audio rental company AudioLease needed a monitor desk that was compact but delivers the kind of quality a music industry living legend like Garfunkel needs. 

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  • Springboard Productions Brings Austin City Limits Festival to the World with Shure

    FOH Staff | News | October 20, 2008
    AUSTIN, Texas — Founded last year by Grammy-winning producer Hank Neuberger, Springboard Productions is no stranger to the festival circuit, after supplying digital new media production services for events, including the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Rothbury Music & Energy Festival, Lollapalooza and others.
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  • Paralympics Provides Inspirational Performances with Harman

    FOH Staff | News | October 15, 2008

    BEIJING — Harman Professional audio was recently used at the Paralympics opening and closing ceremonies. Hosted at the 90,000-capacity Beijing National Stadium, both events were designed by artistic directors Zhang Yimou and Zhang Jigang and featured spectacular, highly evocative performances of sound and light that provided a beautiful culmination to inspire 12 days of competition. 

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  • Alice Cooper Drives a New Wedge into “Psycho-Drama”

    FOH Staff | News | October 15, 2008
    TEMPE, Ariz. — After 18 albums and more than four decades of touring, Alice Cooper certainly isn't showing any signs of slowing. Currently out on his aptly named "Psycho-Drama" tour, the original shock rocker has among his collection of essential stage items a guillotine, electric chair, boa constrictor, plenty of fake blood and, now, 10 coaxial L-ACOUSTICS 115XT HiQ stage monitors.

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  • India’s Praja Rajyam Political Party Rallies Around JBL

    FOH Staff | News | October 15, 2008
    INDIA — An enthusiastic crowd of more than one million people gathered to witness and support the establishment of a new political party in India. Sound reinforcement services for the ambitious multi-media outreach were supplied through a coordinated effort by Taher Sound & Lights of Hyderabad and V&P Sound Pvt. Ltd. of Bangalore.

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  • Allen & Heath iLive Flies with Music in the Air

    FOH Staff | News | October 15, 2008
    ENGLAND — SRD Group was appointed to manage the recent Army Air Corps (AAC) Music in the Air annual concert and flying display held at the home base of the AAC in England. SRD used their two new Allen & Heath iLive digital systems to manage sound reinforcement.
     
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  • Meyer Sound 500-HP Compact High-Power Subwoofer

    FOH Staff | News | October 13, 2008

    Meyer Sound has announced the new 500-HP compact high-power subwoofer. The self-powered loudspeaker brings the power-to-size ratio and low-distortion of Meyer Sound subwoofers to a package designed for rigging with the M’elodie line array loudspeaker or used in groundstacked configurations. The 500-HP is best suited for enhancing low-frequency headroom in applications such as small-to-medium theaters and clubs, houses of worship, and portable and installed AV systems. 

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