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Sound Engineer Harry Bishop Hits The Festival Circuit With Soundcraft Vi6™ Consoles

This summer, London-based sound engineer Harry Bishop has enjoyed tremendous success providing live audio systems for a variety of festivals in England, including the One Taste festival in Hyde Park and several festivals in association with Chai Wallahs, an organization dedicated to providing an eclectic blend of high-quality musical acts, coupled with an emphasis on healthy alternative lifestyles. At the heart of Bishop’s success is the Soundcraft Vi6™ console, which has helped him confidently make the conversion from analogue to digital during the hectic festival season.

At the One Taste festival, Bishop deployed Soundcraft Vi6 consoles at the front of house and monitor positions. “We decided to use them in part to compare them to their analogue counterparts in terms of operation and sound quality,? Bishop says.

Bishop used the board as he would have an analogue system and worked off a generic ‘festival patch.’ According to more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA ENHANCES ENGINEERED SOUND® PRODUCT LINE WITH NEW CONTRACTOR PROGRAM

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— Company extends value of Engineered Sound® products for contractors and end users with new five-year warranty, plus new freight options and extended terms for E.S. dealers –

STOW, OH, August 3, 2009 — As part of its ongoing commitment to the contractor/system integrator market sector, Audio-Technica, known worldwide as a leading producer of precision audio transducers and related items for over 45 years, announces that it is offering Engineered Sound contractors a new program for its Engineered Sound® product line. As part of this initiative, Audio-Technica is offering new freight options and extended terms; the company has also expanded the warranty on its entire range of Engineered Sound products to five years.

The Audio-Technica Engineered Sound line is available only to the professional installed sound market via a network of specialized sound contractors and system integrators, as opposed to retail more

Studer Consoles With RELINK Functionality Play Leading Role At The National Theatre In Darmstadt

The Darmstadt Staatstheater (National Theatre) in Germany is a multipurpose four-section arts centre, dedicated to opera, ballet, musicals and drama. In 2004 it underwent a major redevelopment at the hands of Waagner-Biro and when it reopened in September 2006 it revealed not only a new entrance and foyer, but an entire technology infrastructure including a new stage and control system, based around a Studer Vista 8 digital mixing platform at the front of house position. more

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Studer Vista 8 Takes Centre Stage At Dresden Music University

A Studer Vista 8 is at the heart of a new concert hall at Dresdner Hochschule für Musik (Dresden University of Music) in Germany, named after the famous 19th century composer, Carl Maria von Weber. more

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SYMETRIX ZONE MIX 760 BRINGS COUNTRY LIFESTYLE BACK TO HURRICANE HIT WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

wauchula_gazebo.JPGWAUCHULA, FLORIDA – AUGUST 2009: Home to some 4,500 Floridians, the quaint town of Wauchula serves up a country lifestyle with proximity to Tampa, the Gulf Coast, Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades, and even Disney World. But the city is an attraction in and of itself, with a beautiful historic downtown that has retained its vibrancy and a full calendar of community events, including holiday parades and frequent concerts. But in recent years, Wauchula had been more focused on rebuilding than relaxing after not one, not two, but three hurricanes devastated its buildings, houses, and infrastructure in 2004. Only now emerging from that process, the town is pleased to have a brand new audio system with which to enjoy those community events that so define its idyllic summers. more

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Crown I-Tech HD Hits the Big Screen To Power Marcus Theatres® UltraScreen® At North Shore Cinemas

In a unique fixed installation where high performing sound systems are critical, North Shore Cinemas, a Marcus Theatres® Cinema in Mequon, Wisconsin has chosen Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers to power its UltraScreen® theaters. The theater is the first to deploy I-Tech HD to power its audio systems.

Mark Collins, Director of Projection Technology for Marcus Theatres, explained the decision to go with I-Tech HD’s for this environment was a logical choice. “I know that a lot of the technology in the amplifier was built with the tour sound market in mind. However, I think this type of application is even more demanding than having the equipment on the road because the amplifiers are constantly running. For cinemas you need power and reliability. These amps give us a ton of headroom and with Crown you know you are getting a great product,? said Collins.

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GAND CONCERT SOUND USES LARGEST NEXO GEO T RIG FOR YOUTH OF AMERICA

youth-of-america-superdome-nexo-geo-t.jpgGLENVIEW, Ill.⎯Gand Concert Sound of Glenview, Illinois recently provided a NEXO GEO T, GEO S, CD18 subs, PS15, PS10 and PS 8 monitors for the Evangelical Lutheran Youth of America Gathering held at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA. The event ran from July 22 thru 26, in addition to a five-day load in and set up, and was attended by 38,000 teenagers from all over the world. Music acts included Skillet, Group 1 Crew, the Katinas, rapper Agape, and Peter Mayer from the Jimmy Buffet Band. Sunday morning featured a musical mass with Lutheran Bishop Mark Hanson including communion for 37,000.

Known as ‘The NEXO Guys’, the event utilized the largest NEXO GEO T Tangent Array system ever flown in North America, beating the previous record set by Gand at the Atlanta Dome for Elton John. The rig consisted of 60 more

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

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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

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