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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

L-ACOUSTICS Presents Rep Awards

OXNARD, California – June 2007 – L-ACOUSTICS US recently awarded several of its independent representative firms for outstanding service during the 2006 calendar year. Paul Freudenberg, L-ACOUSTICS vice president of sales and marketing, made the announcement and presented the awards.

PROS, Inc. of Vancouver, Washington took top honors by receiving L-ACOUSTICS’ coveted ‘Rep of the Year’ award. According to Freudenberg, “Steve Armstrong of PROS has had to deal with a detached retina, which is certainly a challenging health crisis, and yet he still completely stunned us in terms of his exceptional sales performance and customer support last year. In our opinion, he is an absolute rock star in the world of pro audio and we’re elated to name him as our Rep of the Year for 2006.” more

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Eastern Stage Productions Applauds Versatility Of Soundcraft Vi6™

Presidential event becomes first application for ESP’s new digital desk

EDGEWOOD, NY – May 2007 — For Eastern Stage Productions (ESP), a full-service sound rental company serving the Tri-State Region around New York City, the term ‘versatility’ takes on a whole new meaning. There cannot be too many sound companies that handle a Presidential event one week, a major concert series on Long Island the next, and then a West Point graduation ceremony. So when the Edgewood, NY-based ESP went shopping for a digital live sound console, it looked no further than the Soundcraft Vi6™. more

Historic Olympia Theatre Takes Digital Leap With Soundcraft Vi6™

MONTREAL, Canada – May 2007 — Originally built in the late-’20s, Montreal’s landmark Olympia Theatre recently underwent a renovation project and technical facilities update that simultaneously took the ‘grand dame’ of the city’s theatre scene both back in time and squarely into the 21st century. As part of the plan, local sound and lighting provider Kloda Focus Group was called upon to supply the venue with a new PA system, which now benefits from a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital live sound console feeding Crown-powered JBL VERTEC arrays, more

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Knitting Factory Celebrates Banner Year With Soundcraft MH3

NEW YORK CITY – May 2007 –The Knitting Factory in New York City celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, a milestone it’s marking with a complete technical overhaul to its main stage sound reinforcement, lighting and video systems. One of the first and most critical upgrades brought a 32-mono-/4-stereo-channel Soundcraft MH3 mixing console to the FOH position. Knitting Factory’s head mixer Jason Tubbs chose the console for its feature set and familiar layout, and has been extremely pleased with its performance. more

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Florent Bernard Joins L-ACOUSTICS Tech Support Team

MARCOUSSIS, France – May 2007 — L-ACOUSTICS is pleased to announce that Florent Bernard has joined the manufacturer as a technical support specialist. Boasting 15 years of touring experience, Bernard has collaborated as a Certified V-DOSC® Engineer (CVE) and sound designer with many top international artists, including Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Nine Inch Nails, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. more

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