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Soundcraft Vi6™ Helps Rufus Wainwright ‘Release The Stars’

Digital live sound desk out with operatic pop artist on tour supporting new album

NORTHRIDGE, California – August 2007 – Having already notched-up a hugely successful appearance at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival and a five-night sold-out run at London’s Old Vic Theatre this summer, Rufus Wainwright is now crisscrossing the States on the next leg of his ongoing tour. As on the first US leg, which began back in April and included a stop at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, FOH Engineer Matthew Manasse is again behind a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital live sound console rented from Oxnard, CA-based Rat Sound Systems. more

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Clearwing And L-ACOUSTICS Blast Summerfest Into Its Fourth Decade

World’s largest music festival features numerous L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker systems, including the unofficial world debut of the new SB28 subwoofer!

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – August 2007 – Given the fact that Milwaukee’s baseball team is known as the Brewers–a name honoring Miller, Pabst, Schlitz and Blatz, all of which have called the city their home–it should be no surprise that native Milwaukeeans know how to throw a party. However, few events evidence this fact as well as Summerfest, quite literally the world’s largest music festival, which this year celebrated its 40th anniversary at Henry Maier Festival Park on the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan. more

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Eastside Foursquare Church Gives Thanks For Soundcraft Vi6™

SEATTLE – August 2007 — Because church services can vary dramatically from week to week, with PA systems often in the reins of inexperienced volunteer staff, finding the right mixing system for a house of worship can certainly present its share of challenges. However, when the time came to replace a nearly 20-year-old Soundcraft Vienna desk at Eastside Foursquare Church in the Seattle suburb of Bothell, the decision was simple–a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital live sound console. more

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Soundcraft Studer Group Strengthens Team

POTTERS BAR, Hertfordshire, England – August 2007 – The Soundcraft Studer Group has made a loud-and-clear statement of its intentions to aggressively grow its digital console and system business ahead of all market predictions by making several senior sales management appointments. Although Soundcraft and Studer’s sales efforts were previously separated into two distinct management teams, in this move, sales for both brands will now be headed up by Bruno Hochstrasser, Soundcraft Studer Group executive vice president of sales, who will also dually continue to carry on as president of Studer in Regensdorf, Switzerland. more

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Docktrdave Prescribes Soundcraft Vi6™ for Diana Krall

NORTHRIDGE, California – August 2007 — For jazz fans, news that the multitalented Diana Krall was going on tour this summer was met with eager anticipation seeing that the outing marked her first live performances in close to a year since giving birth to twin sons in December with her husband, Elvis Costello.

Known to pack out venues across the country from Madison Square Garden to the Hollywood Bowl, the singer/pianist is touring once again this summer with her longtime front-of-house sound mixer, Dave Lawler, whose Docktrdave Audio Inc. recently purchased a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital live sound console. more

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Soundcraft Vi6™ Decently Covers Barenaked Ladies

Popular Canadian band becomes first high-profile rock act to purchase its own Soundcraft digital desk

TORONTO, Canada – August 2007 – Barenaked Ladies (BNL), the Juno Award-winning alternative-rock band best known for its multi-platinum Stunt album and catchy hit singles “One Week” and “It’s All Been Done”, recently became the first truly high-profile recording/touring act in North America to purchase a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital live sound console.

“After having rented a Soundcraft Vi6 for nearly 200 dates–including the popular ‘Ships & Dip’ cruise back in January–the band simply liked the console enough to buy it for themselves,” notes BNL Production Manager Dean Roney. more

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Soundcraft Launches Three Mixer Ranges with Built-in Lexicon® Effects

ANAHEIM, California – InfoComm stand 8425 / demo room 303A – June 19, 2007 – Soundcraft announces the extension of its versatile multipurpose mixer range with three new FX models–the FX16ii, EFX and MFX–each featuring no less than 32 legendary Lexicon® 24-bit digital effects.

The new models use the same AudioDNA® processor found in many Lexicon and DigiTech® outboard products, including the highly respected Lexicon MX500. With over 35 years of experience, Lexicon’s name is synonymous with the best reverb and processing in the business, providing the finest quality effects ever found in a console at this price level. The consoles also boast a user settings store function, three parameter controls, tap tempo and 32 effects presets. more

Crown Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Crown’s history of innovation now spans six decades

ELKHART, Indiana, USA – June 2007 – From its humble beginnings in 1947, Crown International has grown to become one of the world’s largest and most respected manufacturers of power amplifiers and microphones for professional audio markets.

“Six decades after Mr. Moore first established this company, Crown still adheres to its founder’s reputation for creating innovative products that are both sonically superior and highly reliable,” says Crown International President Mark Graham. “And with the resources and support of Harman International combined with our dedicated network of employees, reps, distributors and dealers around the globe, Crown is well-poised to carry on that legacy for yet another 60 years.” more

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Roll Britannia: Soundcraft And HPro Hop On The BritBus

Latest ‘British Invasion’ features GB2 console, GigRac 600, and numerous sibling Harman Pro Group company products

NORTHRIDGE, California – June 2007 — The unusual spectacle of a vintage, bright red, British double-decker bus and convoy of Land Rovers slowly making their way across the country has been turning heads recently. BBC America’s BritBus Tour, which continues through late-June, is trekking across the US promoting the best of British music, television and culture with the help of three emerging music artists and the backing of numerous UK manufacturers, including Soundcraft. more

Crown Dominates Chicagoland Sports with Latest Install at Wrigley Field

CTs Series amplifiers installed in the ‘friendly confines’ of MLB’s Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO – June 2007 – From the manually operated center-field scoreboard to the ivy-covered outfield walls and visions of Harry Caray enthusiastically rousing fans through the seventh inning stretch, few sporting venues can command such vivid imagery as Wrigley Field, home to MLB’s Chicago Cubs.

Now, thanks to a recent upgrade of the ballpark’s audio system incorporating Crown CTs Series amplifiers loaded with Harman Pro HiQnet™-compatible network control modules, Wrigley Field rounds out the complete lineup of Chicago’s major sports venues–including Soldier Field (NFL Bears), U.S. Cellular Field (MLB White Sox) and United Center (NBA Bulls)–powered by Crown. more

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