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  • Donna Summer Dances Back In the Spotlight with DiGiCo

    FOH Staff | News | August 13, 2008
    NEW YORK — Donna Summer, singer/songwriter/pop culture icon and five-time Grammy winner, is back with Crayons, her first full-length studio release in 17 years. Summer embarked on the “Stamp Your Feet” tour with N.Y.-based SK Systems and Tom Heinisch at the controls of the summer U.S. swing. They spec’d a DiGiCo CS D5 at FOH and a DiGiCo D-1 at monitors to handle the roughly 50+ inputs from the stage — and he anticipates they’ll be adding more inputs with the addition of local orchestras in certain cities.

  • Prototype White Space Devices Fail FCC Tests

    FOH Staff | News | August 11, 2008WASHINGTON — Last night's FCC test of prototype "White Space" devices in a real-world NFL environment proved conclusively that the devices would not accuratelysense wireless microphone transmissions and, if deployed, would cause havoc within the NFL, venue operations and related broadcast operations.

  • Alcons LR14/90 Line Array

    FOH Staff | News | August 11, 2008
    Alcons is now shipping its LR14/90 pro-ribbon line-array. The LR14/90 is a passive 2-way ultra-compact line-array module, to be used in vertical stacked or flown arrays. The compact design and a maximum SPL of 130dB+ per unit makes the LR14/90 designed for small to medium-sized applications. With the addition of the 90°x15° version, the LR14 system is designed to offer more flexibility and tailored projection. The LR14/90 uses Alcons’ proprietary pro-ribbon technology for MHF reproduction; the 800W peak power handling of the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver enables a HiFi sound reproduction at concert SPLs.

  • Get Your Face in the AES Issue!

    FOH Staff | News | August 11, 2008LAS VEGAS – This is your shot to have your mug in the AES issue of FOH! All you have to do is take five minutes to fill out the form and send us a photo of yourself, preferably on a gig. Just go to to send us your In the Trenches submission. Don’t […] Read More...
  • Earth Wind & Fire Perform Classic R&B Hits with DiGiCo

    FOH Staff | News | August 11, 2008
    GILFORD, N.H. — Earth Wind & Fire, are without a doubt one of the hardest working bands in show business. These days, the band still performs consistently throughout the year — be it a club, concert venue or corporate setting. For the band’s long-time FOH Engineer Terry “TJ” Jackson (who has also worked with Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, George Duke, Anita Baker and Toni, Toni, Toni) the migration from the DiGiCo D5 to SD7 was a natural one, offering a streamlined roadworthy rig, and giving him the tools to flex the overall sound to the venue at hand. The EWF tour — with production partner Eighth Day Sound — was one of the first tours to head out stateside with the new SD7 console.
  • Frankston Art Centre Upgrades with d&b audiotechnik

    FOH Staff | News | August 11, 2008
    MELBOURNE, Australia – The Frankston Arts Centre is a landmark in one of Melbourne's fastest growing areas. Designed by Australian architect, Daryl Jackson, the Frankston is one of the largest metropolitan and regional arts venues in Australia. It was decided that the venue needed a new loudspeaker system to take its offerings into the next level. Venue sound technician and long-time fan of d&b audiotechnik systems, Ben Thompson, contacted Simon Moran of Optim Audio who ultimately installed the new system.

  • Crown Audio Powers China’s National Stadium for Olympic Games

    FOH Staff | News | August 11, 2008BEIJING — With the official opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games, Crown Audio has announced that it has provided China’s National Stadium with 400 Crown I-Tech amplifiers to power the sound system during the next 16 days of events at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games being held in Beijing, China.

  • 2008 Summer Olympics Swims with JBL at National Aquatic Centre

    FOH Staff | News | August 8, 2008
    BEIJING — Anyone who has ever witnessed or participated in an indoor swimming competition knows that acoustics play a significant part in the experience. Too reverberant and announcements become unintelligible; too sterile and the excitement and sense of place is diminished. JBL Professional Precision Directivity (PD) Series and Application Engineered (AE) Series loudspeakers are on the job at the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in the National Aquatic Centre in Beijing to make certain that the sound will be exactly what it needs to be for the array of Olympic games taking place there Aug. 8-24 this summer.

  • Turin Theatre Upgrades with Soundcraft Vi6

    FOH Staff | News | August 8, 2008
    ITALY – Teatro Regio di Torino (Turin Royal Theatre), one of Italy’s most famous and prominent opera houses, recently installed a Soundcraft Vi6 digital console as part of an equipment upgrade.

  • Yamaha Offers NEXO S12 Line Array Showcase in Atlantic City

    FOH Staff | News | August 7, 2008

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced that it will offer a NEXO S12 Series Line Array Showcase on Wednesday, Aug. 20 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to be held in the Superstar Theater at Resorts International located at 1133 Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. 

  • FCC Tests White Spaces Devices at Fedexfield

    FOH Staff | News | August 7, 2008NILES, Ill. – Prototype White Spaces devices were tested by FCC engineers on Saturday, Aug. 9, at FedExField just outside of Washington, D.C., at a preseason exhibition game between the National Football League’s Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills. Starting at 10:00 a.m. and continuing through 8:00 p.m. ET, the period of observation and analysis assessed the ability of the proposed devices to detect the presence of television signals, wireless microphones and other existing wireless technologies.

  • McCune Audio Provides Monitors for Playboy Jazz Fest

    FOH Staff | News | August 6, 2008
    LOS ANGELES – McCune Audio recently provided sound reinforcement for the 30th year at the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival held June 14-15 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Over the past 30 years at the Playboy Jazz Festival, McCune has had the opportunity to work with such talent as Etta James, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, B.B. King, Boz Skaggs and Jamie Cullum. This year’s lineup was equally impressive: Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Guitars & Saxes, Keb’Mo, Poncho Sanchez, Tower of Power and James Moody. Read More...
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