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HARMAN JBL VERTEC® Subcompact Line Arrays, SRX and VRX Speakers Spice Up the Sound for 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

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The Sound Source provided JBL VERTEC, VRX and SRX speakers for two stages at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, including the Lagniappe Stage.

NORTHRIDGE, California – The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is one of the largest live music events in the world, and the recent 2011 Jazz Fest featured seven days of music on no less than a dozen stages. The Festival celebrated the indigenous music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana, encompassing jazz, blues, R&B, gospel, folk, rock, country, bluegrass and numerous other styles. The Sound Source of Metairie, Louisiana, handled sound reinforcement for two of the Festival’s stages. Tim Kilbride, owner and lead audio engineer for The Sound Source, found that HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® VT4886 subcompact line array elements were ideal for the event.

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JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays and Control® Contractor Loudspeakers Deliver Musical Excitement for American Idol’s 2011 Season

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NORTHRIDGE, California – American Idol is the country’s most-watched TV series, and has been the number one show for six years in a row, thanks to its blend of stars in the making, audience participation and the often-unpredictable reactions of celebrity judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. For American Idol’s 2011 season, wrapping up this week, the main house PA and dialogue system has included a total of 300 JBL Professional loudspeakers, including VERTEC® line arrays and Control® Contractor loudspeakers, ensuring the contestants and judges are clearly heard no matter how loudly the audience cheers the performers.

The system has been installed in Stage 36 at CBS Television City in Hollywood. The main system has included 20 JBL VERTEC VT4889 fullsize line array elements, and the dialogue system has comprised 275 JBL Control 25 loudspeakers. The system was more

FSR To Celebrate 30th Year Serving AV Industry At InfoComm 2011

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Woodland Park, NJ – FSR will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at InfoComm 2011! The New Jersey-based manufacturer has announced plans to host a reception at 11 AM on Thursday, June 16th in Booth # 1343 to commemorate three decades of successfully supplying the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets with a full array of AV equipment, including switching and control products, and connectivity boxes.

Founded in 1981 by Bill Fitzsimmons, Jan Sandri, and Charles Rodriguez, FSR was established to fill the AV industry’s need for control modules and subsequently expanded with a suite of metal products specifically addressing the AV market. “Charles, then owner of AV Services – an NY/NJ-based AV integration company – partnered with the extremely talented engineer Bill Fitzsimmons and more

AUTOSCRIPT TELEPROMPTERS ASSIST WITH CLEAR DELIVERY OF ROYAL WEDDING COVERAGE TO U.S. AUDIENCES

SHELTON, CONN., MAY 18, 2011—As millions of Americans gathered around their television sets on the morning of Friday, April 29 to watch London’s Royal Wedding, Autoscript, the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, was on location with CBS News, helping to deliver its extensive coverage leading up to and throughout the Royal festivities. more

HARMAN Soundcraft Vi6™ Impresses at the Donaufestival

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KREMS, Austria — The Donaufestival is an Austrian festival of music and performance that takes place each April on the River Danube in Krems, in the state of Lower Austria.

Promoted by the NOE Festival-Ges for the past two decades, the festival showcases a wide range of artistry — from avant-garde rock, performance art and electronica.

This year for the first time the production brought in the Soundworx team of audio engineers, with Klaus Hübner on monitors, and Michael Schmidt given the task of piloting the house mix through a Soundcraft Vi6 — supplied by Redline Enterprise — over two weekends.

The FOH engineer, who had specifically requested the Vi6 after being introduced to the desk at the Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt, was gratified that so many visiting artists’ sound engineers also specified the desk on their riders.
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Starlite Productions Hosts Yamaha and NEXO Demos

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Starlite Productions, in Moorestown, New Jersey will host Yamaha and NEXO demonstrations featuring the NEXO S12 line array, PS15 speakers, the new 45 N-12 line monitors, and Yamaha Installation Series speakers. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 24 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and feature presenters from Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.

The Yamaha Commercial Audio Rolling Showroom housing all the latest in Yamaha digital products will be making an appearance at the event.

Starlite Productions is located at 9 Whittendale Drive, Moorestown. For information, telephone 856-489-9000.

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Powerline Control Systems to Attend East Coast Expos on May 25th and 26th

Northridge, Cal. — May 16, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial and security applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, will attend the MRI Expo in Surbridge, Mass. on May 25th, and the Northeast Security Systems Contractors Expo in Marlborough, Mass. on May 26th. Powerline Control Systems will demonstrate the benefits of and give tips on how to sell its PulseWorx lighting system, a highly versatile and reliable lighting control solution that utilizes existing powerlines, making it great for retrofit and new construction applications.

“Dealers will be able to see first-hand the versatility of our extensive and reliable lighting control solutions,? said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “Aside from giving tips on how to market and sell our solutions, dealers can offer suggestions on how we can help them more

Manufacturer Co-Sponsored WATS Seminar to be held in San Jose, California

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc along with Yamaha Corporation of America, Shure, ProPresenter, and Elation Lighting will hold the next Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) at the Cathedral of Faith Church, July 14-16, in San Jose, California.

The success of the WATS Seminars continues to grow with an outpouring of response from attendees. As in past seminars, several ‘track’s will take place including Musician, Audio, Vocal, Lighting, and Media. For complete description of the tracks, visit the WATS web site at www.gotowats.com. Audio master classes will feature front of house engineer/monitor engineer for Chris Tomlin and many others, Kyle McMahon.

The WATS Seminars are open to all members of worship teams, and the training schedule has been reformatted to allow for a two-day event so that attendees have ample opportunity to attend one or both days. With an understanding that many worship teams more

Global Equipment Network, Inc. Delivers A Royal Listening Experience With Listen Technologies Solution

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Guests of the TLC Royal Wedding Viewing Party use Listen Portable Receivers provided by Global Equipment Network, Inc. to listen to the event in Times Square.

Jarrod Esposito of Global Equipment Network, Inc. knew he had the perfect solution when producers of the “Say Yes To The Dress? show on the TLC network approached him about providing an audio solution for a viewing party of The Royal Wedding in Times Square.

Producers were at a loss as to how they were going to overcome the New York City noise ordinance of no public address systems before 9:00 am. Not a good situation with the wedding festivities happening at 5:00 am.

What Esposito knew is that he could provide an individual listening experience to guests of the TLC event without breaching the noise ordinance. The producers were a little skeptical, especially with the need to provide a solution to 2,000 guests. Esposito was confident. He knew that not only could he deliver the solution for 2,000 people but that they would have a more

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Engineer Mundy Loads Up Yamaha M7CL Console for SXSW

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—For over 25 years and held in Austin, Texas the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer a unique convergence of original music, independent films, emerging technology showcases and a lot of networking. This year, DBS Sound engineer Patrick Mundy (“Mundy?), who typically mixes festivals and red carpet events, chose to use a Yamaha M7CL-48 digital audio console as his main source of audio.

“I use Yamaha products for situations that really count,? states Mundy. For the Blood Company Showcase on Day 1 with bands that included Dawn of Ashes, Let Live, American Scarecrows, and others, Mundy said his audio set up included an Yamaha M7CL-48, a full mic package including Sennheiser and Shure, DBX 4800, Antelope OCX Master clock, Earthworks QTC 40, M- Audio Interface and ‘more cabling than they should have let me bring on an airplane’. On day two, Mundy used the same more

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