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Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Appoints Kimmel as Mixer Product Manager

kevin-kimmel-yamaha-mixer-prod-mgr.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has appointed Kevin Kimmel to the position of mixer product manager, effective July 20. In his new position, Kimmel will be responsible for product training, the implementation of marketing and support programs, and recommendations for mixing console product design from the North American market to the research and development team in Japan. He will report to Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.

For three decades, Kimmel has been an audio mixer, system designer, recording engineer, and most recently held the position of Assistant Technical Director at Disneyland. He was also monitor engineer for Tower of Power’s “Soul Vaccination Tour? and was the front of house engineer for Luis Miguel’s “Aries” and “Segundo Romance” world tours. Kimmel served as production mixer on several shows for ESPN, and worked as a freelance front of house/monitor more

Riverbend Centre Hosts NEXO Event, Rayvon Performs

riverbend-nexo-rayvon.jpgAustin, Tx⎯Riverbend Centre is Austin’s newest alternative performing arts center located in the Texas Hill Country. The Centre is a multi-purpose venue that plays host to musical groups, theatrical productions, television specials, corporate and private events, and conventions.

Inspired by his extensive travels through the Holy Lands, Dr. Gerald Mann envisioned a modern version of a Greco-Roman amphitheatre offering the intimacy and symmetry of those timeless venues. In 1997, Overland Partners was commissioned by the Riverbend Church to design and build the multi award-winning building.

Designed in a classical style, the venue seats over 2,300. Recently, the Centre played host to a special NEXO presentation by FILO Pro Audio of Austin, Texas. Accustomed to holding many high-end events in the venue, Riverbend was set up for a demonstration of a NEXO GEO S 12 System with NX 4×4 amplifiers and a Yamaha more

Norwegian Parliament Upgrades to BSS Audio Soundweb London

The Norwegian parliament in Oslo is using a large number of BSS Audio Soundweb devices for different applications, covering meeting rooms, hearing rooms and the main parliament assembly auditorium.

The plenary chamber recently saw a major upgrade to a Soundweb London system, relieving the older Soundweb Original system from its duties, which it has been performing since 2002.

The new system, installed during the Easter recess by Norwegian BSS Audio distributor, LydRommet AS, includes four BLU-320 break-in / out devices in an 8 x 8 configuration, and eight BLU-160 devices, all configured with four analog inputs, four digital outputs and eight analog outputs. Two BLU-10 touch screen remotes control the system locally, and the package includes a BLU-80 device located in the offices of the technical department for surveillance and monitoring of the entire system.

All 12 devices share the same control network and design file, but more

Niles Launches the TS-Pro Wall-Mount Color Touchscreen: The Simple yet Powerful Plug-and-Play Controller for the ZR-6 MultiZone Receiver

Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation®, is now shipping the TS-Pro wall-mount color touchscreen: an advanced, customizable control solution for Niles’ award-winning ZR-6 MultiZone Receiver. The easy-to-use TS-Pro features a high-contrast, 3.5” color touchscreen with a crisp, easy-to-read graphical user interface (GUI) and convenient hard keys that control frequently used functions such as volume and power on/off. more

Mankin Media Systems Uses Over 14 Miles of Gepco Cable For New High-Tech Christian Youth Center

gepco-cable-at-southeast-christian-church-youth-center.jpgLOUISVILLE, KY — When Mankin Media Systems was given the challenge of designing and installing all of the audio, video and lighting for Southeast Christian Church’s new 1,400-seat youth building known as “The Block” in Louisville, Kentucky, they turned to Gepco for all of their cabling needs. more

Soundcraft Vi6™ Consoles Live And Uncut At Latitude

Soundcraft digital features ensure fast changeovers during frantic weekend.

SOUTHWOLD, England — Adlib Audio sent out two Soundcraft Vi6 digital mixing consoles — and two excellent sound technicians to babysit the systems — when they took over the production of feature stages at this month’s Latitude Festival. more

PRG PROVIDES ‘CAPITOL’ SOUND IN DC ON THE 4TH

a-capitol-fourth-pat-baltzell-surrounds-himself-with-yamaha-consoles.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯A Capitol Fourth 2009, the Independence Day concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, featured a star-studded cast including Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Vanessa Williams, Natasha Bedingfield, the cast of Jersey Boys, Michael Feinstein, and classical pianist Andrew von Oeyen with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of America’s prince of pops Erich Kunzel. Jimmy Smits hosted the 29th annual event that was broadcast on PBS and produced by Michael Colbert and Capital Concerts, Inc. Over 400,000 people were in attendance with millions who watched nationwide. more

Camp Digital’s Journey HD Truck Rolls On With Soundcraft Vi4™

The Soundcraft Vi4 has already shown its versatility and power for Camp Digital remote recording projects including the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, Gospel Dream and the Country Music Association’s Fan Fest.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — What sets Camp Digital’s new Journey HD truck apart from other high-definition video/multichannel audio remote vehicles is its emphasis on sound quality and functionality. With a target client base of music and entertainment productions, audio is a high priority in the Nashville, Tennessee-based truck’s technology complement. And at the heart of that is the Soundcraft Vi4 digital live sound mixing console, the latest addition to Soundcraft’s highly successful Vi Series of digital live sound consoles. more

From A-Ha To Turandot: Soundcraft Vi6™ Versatility In Norway

For sound designer and FOH engineer Dag Stephen Solberg, a trip from one end of the musical spectrum to the other could be made in the company of one Soundcraft Vi6 digital audio mixing console.

Well, more than one, if you count the additional desks being used for monitoring and submixing tasks. But it is the impressive sound quality of Soundcraft’s front of house console that made it first choice for Scandinavia’s largest outdoor pop concert, the VG-Lista Topp 20 in Oslo, as well as the epic outdoor production of ‘Turandot’ by Opera Ostfold, with nearly 450 performers. more

Soundcraft Si3 Celebrated In India

In what seems to be a never-ending string of musical events and cultural celebrations coming out of India these days, emerges another festival; the ‘Fete de la Musique’ and yet again it was a Soundcraft® Si3 digital mixing console at front of house that delivered an action-packed ‘World Music Day’ with the ‘Alliance Francaise de Delhi’. more

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