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Southbank Centre Invests In Multiple Soundcraft Vi1 Consoles

London’s Southbank Centre is adopting a more flexible approach to digital sound mixing through its three flagship venues, the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, thanks to the acquisition of several Soundcraft Vi1 digital consoles from Richard Nowell Sound Services (RNSS).

Based at London’s Southbank Centre, the highly experienced rental company has been servicing the audio requirements of the Centre’s three premium venues for many years.

With the London Jazz Festival looming, technical director, Eddy Smith, decided that a more flexible platform was needed for incoming sound engineers than was offered by their existing digital desks. “We didn’t feel the sound of the preamps was as good as we wanted, nor were the configurations particularly user friendly–which was important when shows needed to be set up quickly.?

He asked Richard Nowell to arrange a three-desk shoot-out and the Vi1 came out on top in more

Trio of Soundcraft Vi Consoles For Doctor Who Live Tour

Three Soundcraft Vi consoles–two Vi6 and a Vi1–were supplied to BBC Worldwide by ADLIB Audio for the recent Doctor Who Live tour, which visited nine major UK arenas in October and November. All desks were originally supplied by Sound Technology Ltd, Soundcraft’s UK/ROI distributors.

This action-packed stage version of the cult TV series stars a selection of classic and favourite Doctor Who monsters including The Daleks and Cybermen, with Nigel Planer as ‘intergalactic showman’ and archetypal baddie, Vorgenson.

The tour’s 270-degree sound system was specified by XL Events’ Rich Rowley, who was also instrumental in choosing ADLIB to supply the kit. The sound company itself fielded a vastly experienced team, including Tony Szabo (systems engineer), Chris Leckie (FOH, on a Soundcraft Vi6), with Fergus Mount handling audio playback on a Soundcraft Vi1, and Marc Peers mixing monitors on a second Vi6.

“There was no other console family more

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Trey Songz Opens Usher’s OMG Tour With AKG Microphones, Networking Solution

Following his fourth studio album release in September, R&B sensation Trey Songz has teamed up with Usher for the international OMG Tour, utilizing AKG microphones for lead vocals and his band’s lead guitar and percussion. With a 40-minute set each of the 58 nights of the tour, Songz’s relies on top-quality technology to deliver memorable performances to hundreds of thousands of fans in the world’s most famous venues.

Trey Songz’s performances are highlighted with an AKG D 7 mic with a D 7 Reference Dynamic Capsule for lead vocals. The lead guitarist is heard through an AKG C 214, while the drummer snaps C 519’s to his set. The mic system is networked through the AKG WMS 4500 Wireless System.

“The AKG line sounds great and are some of the best vocal mics I’ve heard in the industry,? stated Bryon “Hot Dog? Tate, front of house engineer for more

Studer Vista Series Digital Consoles Are the Favorite of Top Talk Show Engineers

Studer’s Vista 9 and Vista 8 digital mixing consoles have quickly become a favorite of broadcast engineers, thanks to features like their easy to use Vistonics™ touchscreen interface, fast, flexible operation that’s ideally suited to a live TV environment, and pristine sound quality. Currently, Vista 9 and Vista 8 consoles are being used on “Dr. Phil,? “NFL on FOX,? “The Martha Stewart Show,? “The Wendy Williams Show? and many other popular shows, and most recently, for “Conan,? the new Conan O’Brien show on TBS.

All Mobile Video is the country’s premier provider of end-to-end video and audio broadcast solutions for entertainment, sports, and news programming and events. They provide a complete range of on-site and mobile services, with the ability to handle any broadcast production requirement from daily TV broadcasts to major sporting events. Currently, All Mobile Video is using Studer Vista 8 consoles on “The Martha Stewart Show,? more

Studer Vista 5 Console Provides Surround Sound For Fela! At the National

When the Broadway blockbuster Fela! transferred to London’s National Theatre on the South Bank this month, Tony Award-winning sound designer Robert Kaplowitz took advantage of the auditorium’s vastly different form to rework his original soundscape, with a Studer Vista 5 digital console at the control centre.

Portraying the life of Nigerian political activist and musician Fela Kuti had required the audience to be immersed in a soundfield as part of the adventurous production–but at the National he decided to go a step further.

The opportunity came when the National’s Sound Operations Manager, Borneo Brown, and assistants, Matt Berry and Ed Ferguson, requisitioned a 42-fader, custom-configured Studer Vista 5 digital console for the production.

“I had hoped to have used this desk for the Broadway production–but for various reasons it didn’t happen,? said Kaplowitz. Of the advanced feature set offered by the Vista 5, the highlight–as far as more

Hollywood Outdoor Movies Provides Complete Entertainment With JBL VRX Constant Curvature Line Arrays

Providing the greater Los Angeles area with a unique twist on the late night movie, Hollywood Outdoor Movies (HOM) relies on JBL VRX loudspeakers to entertain thousands by displaying feature films on a giant portable outdoor movie screen. With audiences ranging in size from 1,300 to 2,500 people, HOM owner John J. Snyder’s VRX system is using his JBL VRX system to deliver high-impact sound for movie exhibitions throughout southern California.

From Exposition Park and La Cienega Park, to the Fashion Institute of Design and an area of Los Angeles known as “The Cornfields,? HOM arranges day-long events for families that include live music, games, food, costume contests and of course, a feature film on screens up to 100 feet wide.

“We focus on making each screening a large, family-friendly event, rather than just showing a movie for an hour and a half,? stated Snyder. “We try more

Soundcraft Si3 for Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

When Northern Light won the competitive to tender to provide the advanced technical infrastructure for the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury, UK, the company set out to design a fully integrated system that was both versatile and reconfigurable, which included a Soundcraft Si3 digital mixing console.

Working to a specification devised by Carr & Angier Theatre Consultants, the integration company designed a production infrastructure that would enable the client, Aylesbury Vale District Council, to decommission its old Civic Hall in favor of this superb new multi-cultural arts centre, and kick start the new development in the town centre.

With three audience tiers (including fixed-seating balcony and upper balcony levels) and optional ground floor seating wagons—enabling the 1,200-seat auditorium to convert into a larger 1800-capacity standing space—evenly-dispersed sound to every seat was of paramount importance.
While Northern Light project manager Simon Cooper was convinced the theatre should go digital in more

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Producer Steve Levine Mixes Patch William On JBL LSR6300 Studio Monitors At British Grove Studios

Harman Automotive produced a special event showcasing Harman’s heritage as a supplier of leading-edge audio equipment used in world-class audio production facilities. To demonstrate this, GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Steve Levine recorded young band Patch William at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios in London, employing leading-edge equipment from Harman Professional. Using JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors, Lexicon PCM96 Surround effects processor and a range of AKG microphones, Levine recorded an original track in 5.1 surround format and played the mixed track for guests in a Range Rover equipped with a stunning Harman Kardon Logic 7 HD system.

Levine is famous for producing all of Culture Club’s greatest hits and albums by The Clash, The Beach Boys, Motorhead, Ziggy Marley, Gary Moore and China Crisis. In addition, Levine is currently the chair of the Music Producer’s Guild.

Working with Patch William, Levine produced a 5.1 mix using JBL LSR6300 more

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AKG Delivers Full Line Of Microphones to Dweezil Zappa, Building Upon Performances And Preserving Frank Zappa’s Legacy

Following in his father’s footsteps, Dweezil Zappa is a proud user of the full line of AKG professional microphones. Ensuring Frank Zappa’s AKG endorsement lives on, AKG presented Dweezil with the Austrian-engineered mics so he may continue providing his fans with quality sound on tour and in the studio, whether playing the elder Zappa’s hits or introducing his latest single to fans.

Kicking off Dweezil’s two-month international summer tour, the AKG mics replaced the majority of Zappa’s full arsenal of vocal and instrument microphones. AKG presented Dweezil and his front of house engineer with eight AKG D 40 Dynamic Instrument Microphones, two C 451 B’s, five C 518 M clip-on percussion mics, four C 214’s, four C 414 condensers, two C 4000 B’s, two C 519 ML miniature condensers and nine D5 and D7 dynamic handheld mics.

“Mechanically, the AKG’s are absolutely, phenomenally brilliant,? stated Glynn Wood, FOH more

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Maryland Sound Deploys JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays For Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, John Legend and More At Political Comedy Rally at Washington D.C.’s National Mall

Leading audio systems provider Maryland Sound (MSI) deployed an extensive JBL VERTEC® line array system for the recent “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.? Co-hosted by Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report, the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear? took place at the National Mall in Washington D.C. Designed as a satirical comedic response to prior rallies that have been built around some of the political spectrum’s more extreme causes, the rally’s stated purpose was to provide a voice to the “reasonable majority? of U.S. citizens who are often not accurately represented in the media or in politics. The turnout was overwhelming, with CBS News estimating an attendance of 215,000 people for the 3-hour event.

In addition to a variety of comedy segments involving Stewart, Colbert and The Daily Show correspondents, the Rally featured musical performances by Jeff Tweedy and more

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