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SENNHEISER GOES PINK FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

OLD LYME, Conn.–December 2007– Music enthusiasts can now enjoy renowned sound quality while also supporting an important cause close to many hearts: through the end of May 2008, audio specialist Sennheiser Electronic Corporation is offering a bubblegum-pink version of the best-selling CX 300 ear-canal headphone via select retailers to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure. more

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Turbosound appoints new Canadian distributor

The New Year brings a new Canadian distributor for UK loudspeaker manufacturer, Turbosound. The appointment, which takes effect January 1, 2008, will see Erikson Pro taking charge of Turbosound‘s interests in the region, a task it is well positioned to handle.
“Erikson Pro has over 25 years experience in the industry,” says Turbosound‘s managing director, Simon Blackwood. “They handle a number of powerful complementary brands and being a division of JAM Industries Limited which owns our US distributor, American Music & Sound, this will make for a coordinated approach across the American continent.” more

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XTA‘S PERFECT TEN GIVES JOE COCKER

When evergreen, gravel-throated singer Joe Cocker set out on his current European arena tour, he and his band knew they‘d have the ultimate sound quality in their monitors, thanks ten XTA DP324 SiDD processors in monitor engineer Niall Slevin‘s rack.

“I come from the analogue age and I‘m still not convinced that digital sound is better than analogue,” says Niall. “But I‘m happy to use digital consoles because digital brings so much to the table. The possibilities are extraordinary and I believe the opportunity has to be grabbed.” more

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DIGICO D5 BRINGS THE FEELGOOD FACTOR TO MICHAEL BUBLÉ‘S MONITOR MAN

Marking the middle of a world tour in support of his third album, ‘Call Me Irresponsible‘, Canadian crooner Michael Bublé played eight UK arena shows in November and December. Accompanying monitor engineer Craig Brittain was the latest member of the touring entourage – a DiGiCo D5 Live console. more

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Medialon Show Control Selected For Gaudi Center Reus In Spain

Two Medialon Manager V4 Lites are running at the new Gaudi Centre in Reus, Spain. The system controls all the AV functions and interactivity for exhibits dedicated to Catalonia‘s famed Modernist architect, Antoni Gaudi.

Opened by the City of Reus, the Gaudi Centre features interactive models, tools and personal belongings of the innovative architect, including scale models of the Sagrada Familia cathedral and the undulating roof of La Pedrera, both in Barcelona. Numerous models and projections help visitors understand the thought processes and concepts of Gaudi. more

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DAVE BRACEY ROAD TESTS DIGICO V4 SOFTWARE

Dave Bracey is certainly no stranger to the DiGiCo D5 Live digital mixing console, having used it on his tours of duty with Robbie Williams since it was first launched back in 2002. With that in mind, there can be few better people to give Version 4 software a very thorough road test. This he has duly been doing on Grammy nominated Mika‘s Live in Cartoon Motion tour, where he is utilising the D5 for both mixing and recording each show, the latter of which he is doing on this occasion via MADI to a Metacorder. He seems to be having a rather nice time. Here‘s what he thinks so far… more

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TWO STAGES AND TWO DIGICO D5S AS FOO FIGHTERS TAKE ON THE WORLD‘S ARENAS

As part of a world tour to promote their latest album Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace, Foo Fighters undertook a nine date UK arena tour in November, culminating in two dates at the London 02 Arena.
Fronted by the irrepressible Dave Grohl, the band provided maximum entertainment via a complex live show, which included two stages. In order to cope with the ensuing Front of House audio requirements of the show, a pair of DiGiCo D5 consoles were put to use. more

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Crown’s Gerald Stanley To Receive AES Fellowship Award

ELKHART, Indiana – December 2007 — Crown International proudly announces that Gerald Stanley, the company’s senior vice president of research, has just been selected by the Audio Engineering Society’s awards committee and board of governors to receive the distinguished AES Fellowship Award in 2008.

According to AES Secretary Han Tendeloo, Stanley’s award for “significant contributions to power amplifier design and electronic networking of communications systems” will be presented in San Francisco next October during the 125th AES Convention, which also marks the Society’s 60th anniversary year. more

D&H to Carry ATON‘S Next-Generation Audio and Video Signal Routing Products

ATON‘s Affordable, Plug-and-Play Distributed Audio Solutions Automate A/V Functions Inside and Outside the Home, Presenting Value for Custom Installers and Retailers

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dec. 18, 2007 — D&H Distributing, the major North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor, has signed an agreement to carry ATON‘s line of audio and video signal routing products for the custom installation business. more

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Premier Mounts‘ Stand Merges Form and Function to Create Race-worthy Experience

ANAHEIM, CALIF. (Dec. 19, 2007) – Offering its customers the winning edge in mounting solutions for more than 30 years, Premier Mounts‘ stands and mounts have been used into a wide range of unique applications.

At the 2008 International CES, Premier Mounts will showcase its most recent innovative application — the VirtualGT, a personal racing simulator from Virtual Power Entertainment. Show attendees will have the opportunity to test drive the simulator in Premier Mounts‘ booth (South 1 20550). more

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