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New House of Blues Boston Has Plenty To Be Happy About With New Soundcraft Vi6™ Consoles

A pair of 64-Input Soundcraft Vi6 digital live mixing consoles for FOH and monitor mixing offer digital signal path advantages with an intuitive analog-style user interface.

BOSTON, Massachusetts — Boston, one of America’s greatest music cities, got a new music venue earlier this year that lives up to the expectations created by bands like the J. Geils Band, The Cars, Aerosmith, Till Tuesday and of course, Boston. Live Nation’s new House of Blues club was christened with a performance by the J. Geils Band, and 2,400 people got to hear the classic rockers with the kind of clarity and power only dreamt of decades ago, thanks to the Soundcraft Vi6™ digital mixing consoles, two of which are installed there to handle front-of-house and monitor mixing duties. The Vi6 is Soundcraft’s first large-format digital live desk and is the flagship of the widely heralded Vi Series of digital consoles from more

Live Nation Expects To ‘Fillmore’ Seats In Charlotte With Soundcraft Vi4™

Two 48-input Soundcraft Vi4 digital live mixing consoles perform flawlessly in FOH and monitor mixing roles.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — The Fillmore Charlotte, a 20,000-square-foot venue at the North Carolina Music Factory’s entertainment complex in Charlotte, North Carolina’s Fourth Ward neighborhood, stays true to the tradition of the original Fillmore theaters. The venue, which opened on June 19 with Georgia acoustic rocker Corey Smith headlining, has the Fillmore’s trademark red velvet draperies, ornate chandeliers, custom lighting and vintage concert posters. The building, once an historic Charlotte manufacturing site, was reinvigorated by Live Nation, the world’s largest concert promoter, as the latest in its growing chain of clubs bearing the Fillmore name. And it also stays true to one other critical Fillmore legacy: great sound, thanks to the implementation of two Soundcraft Vi4™ digital live mixing consoles at front-of-house and monitor positions. These work in conjunction with a PA system more

Soundcraft Vi6/Vi4 Forms Hub Of New-Look Rock City

Now approaching its 30th year, Nottingham-based Rock City — originally set up by Director George Akins, and today probably the UK’s longest-surviving independent venue — has commissioned a brand new sound and lighting infrastructure.

NOTTINGHAM, England — To keep pace with modern tour riders, and the growing move by the medium-sized venue market to offer bands the opportunity to leave their production in the truck, visiting sound engineers can now mix their acts through premium Soundcraft 64-channel Vi6 at front-of-house and 48-channel Vi4 at the monitor position.

The desks were chosen by the venue’s technical manager Dave McVea, and installed by the SSE Audio Group installation project team, led by Alex Penn and Steve Dando.

Ironically it was Alex’s father John who came through the club on its opening night in December 1980 when he was providing tour support for the Undertones (who were booked as more

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Canadian Television Station TFO Employs Studer Vista 5 For Live Production

For the past two years, French-language Canadian educational public television network TFO has relied on a Studer Vista 5 console for its live production needs. TFO is a one-studio shop, with all of its productions coming from the same control room, producing children’s programming, teen programming and news-style shows. In 2007, TFO embarked on an initiative to run autonomously from TVOntario. Conveniently, this decision coincided with TFO’s preparation for digital and HD broadcast, with the goal of functioning completely tapeless. With a new location, new studio, new control rooms and edit suites, the need for new (digital) equipment was apparent.

As a member of the committee called upon to select a console for the new studio, Andy Gargul of TFO had a laundry list of criteria. “We really wanted to stay away from any console that was heavily ‘menu-driven’ or had master soft knobs in one area for more

Lexicon® Releases 64-bit Windows and Mac PowerPC Drivers For The I·ONIX Series of USB 2.0 Desktop Recording Interfaces

Lexicon®, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), today announced it has released new Windows and Mac software drivers for the I∙ONIX series of Desktop Recording Interfaces. With the new 64-bit Windows driver, these interfaces now operate seamlessly on computers running Windows 64-bit XP and Vista operating systems. The new Mac driver improves performance and now supports all Mac computers operating on OS X 10.4.9 or higher regardless of whether they are based on a PowerPC or Intel processor.

The I∙ONIX series feature newly designed dbx® microphone preamps on all analog inputs. The preamps are driven by a 60V high-voltage supply to guarantee stability and deliver superior recordings across a wide dynamic range. Ultra high-definition converters ensure pristine 24-bit/96kHz audio. The result is remarkably clear and transparent inputs that will capture every subtle detail of your performance.

Each of the three I∙ONIX models allows for a different level of more

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Swiss Exchange in Zurich Selects AKG E 30 5PIN Gooseneck Microphones, CK 31 Microphone Capsules, And H 600 Shock Mounts

Underscoring the performance and reliability of AKG conferencing systems, the highly prestigious SWX Stock Exchange selected AKG’s GN 30 E 5PIN Gooseneck Microphones, CK 31 Capsules and H 600 shock-mounts for deployment. The installation used several different loudspeaker systems strategically positioned to optimize the acoustics in the glass-walled conference room known as the “crystal palace.?

The system was completed by Erwin Herzog of Kilchenmann and used 33 AKG GN 30 E 5PIN Gooseneck microphones, 33 AKG CK 31 microphone capsules, 33 AKG H 600 shock mounts, and a retractable column with a 360-degree loudspeaker in the center of the room.

“We chose AKG products for their high quality, high gain before feedback, and flexibility,? Herzog said. “Using AKG products, we managed to hand over the project on time in spite of a close deadline and still fulfilled all of the client’s requirements and wishes. We even kept more

Top London Nightclub Fabric Upgrades To BSS Audio Soundweb™ London

Succeeding in a fixed installation that provides a major upgrade to the quality of its networked audio, London nightclub Fabric has chosen to upgrade its three legendary dance rooms with BSS Audio Soundweb London devices. The system was sold through Harman’s UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd.

“The original Soundweb devices gave us great service but we realized that the available technology had become far more advanced. Processing speed is a lot faster, and the new devices have a much greater capacity,? stated Sanjeev Bhardwaj, head of technology for Fabric.

The new system consists of a BLU-160 and pair of BLU-120 devices in the two main rooms along with a pair of BLU-BOB output boxes, and a BLU-160 and single BLU-120 in the third room. All three rooms are fitted with password-protected BLU-10 programmable touch screen remotes for local control.

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Northbrook Theater’s Youth Shows Deliver Memorable Performances With AKG DMS 700 Professional Digital Wireless System

In a fixed installation that demonstrates the reliability and versatility of AKG’s wireless systems, the Northbrook Theater in Northbrook, IL, selected the AKG DMS 700 to play a role in all 12 annual productions held there. The 300-seat theater upgraded to the DMS 700 last month, selecting an array of AKG equipment that included 12 DSR 700 receivers, 10 CK 77 Microphones, and 25 DPT 700 bodypacks.

The theater will be using AKG’s digital wireless system to drive a series of performances put on by youth, for youth. Performing Arts Supervisor Kurt Ottinger needed a system that came complete with battery life indicators on all receivers, frequency scanning with error indicators and the ability to synchronize receivers with the transmitters. Additionally, with the encryption function that comes standard on every DMS 700, the system is able to offer Ottinger’s productions the necessary security for sensitive audio transmissions. And with more

Harman Professional Names Hi-Tech Audio Systems As The Authorized Distributor For India

In a move to provide professional audio customers and dealers in the India market with comprehensive sales and support services, Harman Professional today announced the appointment of Hi-Tech Audio Systems as the authorized distributor for India effective July 1, 2009. According to Harman Professional Regional Sales Director Sushil S. John, today’s announcement underscores Harman Professional’s commitment to evolving and improving its service of the professional audio community in India.

Headquartered in New Dehli with satellite offices in Noida and resident engineers based regionally throughout India, Hi-Tech Audio Systems was established in 1990 by PK Gupta, Director and Rajan Gupta, Director. Hi-Tech Audio Systems’ award-winning team of 65 engineers and executives is highly experienced in the Indian professional audio market, having led many major fixed installs, live sound and recording and broadcast projects and also having previously served a host of other leading manufacturers.

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AKG’s Microphone Technology Takes Vienna’s Golden Hall To New Levels

For the finest and most beautiful concert hall in the world, only the best will do, which is why Vienna’s Großer Musikvereinssaal has developed an assortment of AKG microphones to provide unmatched sound quality. The Großer Musikvereinssaal, known to many as the Golden Hall, is home to Vienna’s Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra’s famed annual New Year’s Day Concert. With a worldwide television audience tuning in every New Year’s Day since 1959, the world-renowned architectural acoustics needed more; they needed a fully stocked sound system complete with AKG C 12 VR’s, K 702’s and WMS 400 wireless system.

The Golden Hall is more than just a concert venue; it also hosts numerous lectures and public readings. Because it handles so many types of public events, there is a need for a high-quality sound system that is met with four channels of the AKG WMS 400 wireless system. A more

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