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SABINE SHIPS 915 MHZ WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEMS

swm6000-wireless.jpgALACHUA, FLORIDA — Sabine is now shipping its new SWM6000 Smart Spectrum™ Wireless Microphone Systems, another in its series of wireless solutions that are immune to a whole host of problems associated with the recent dramatic shrinkage of available UHF frequencies. more

Yamaha IPA8200 Series Power Amplifier Makes InfoComm 2009 Debut

yamaha-ipa8200-04.jpgORLANDO, Fla.⎯ Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will launch its latest power amplifier at InfoComm 2009 in Orlando. The Yamaha IPA8200 is a highly efficient Class D amplifier that delivers eight channels of 200W each (4 ohms) in a lightweight, but sturdy, 2U package. The new amplifier, which coincides with the recent release of the IMX644 rack mount mixer, is ideal for smaller-scale installations wanting the superior reliability and sound quality of a Yamaha product, and with the efficiency of Class D amplification. The IPA8200 is three times more efficient than conventional Class AB or Class H amplification and provides greatly reduced power consumption, heat dissipation and space requirements. more

Yamaha PM5D ‘USERS DEFINE’ Success on CMT’s Can You Duet

canyouduet-l-to-r-me-geoffrey-borchgrevink-and-fohe-rick-reith5564kb.jpgNASHVILLE, Tenn.⎯Now in its second season, this year’s taping of Can You Duet (CMT Television) is being broadcast from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. Lance Smith hosts the show, which sets out to find country music’s next duo, and singer Naomi Judd has signed on again as one of the three judges for the new season. The competition is a performance-based reality TV series from the producers of American Idol. Audio production for the live taping includes two Yamaha PM5D-RH digital audio consoles, one at front of house and one at monitors, and Kooster McAllister’s Record Plant Remote dual DM2000 rig is used for remote broadcast. more

DiGiCo SD7s Power Lenny Kravitz Tour

Lenny Kravitz at Parc Des Expos De ReimsTouring Europe in support of the 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of his debut album Let Love Rule, guitarist and vocalist Lenny Kravitz demands nothing but the best audio quality for his fans, his fellow musicians and himself. Having already used DiGiCo consoles for several years, the current tour sees rental company Sound Image invest in a pair of DiGiCo’s flagship SD7s, which are now established at the monitor and front of house positions. more

NEW 1600VP VARIABLE PATTERN MIC FEATURES REMOTE POLAR CONTROL

Orlando, FL––Following other breakthrough Astatic variable pattern designs such as the 930VPL boundary mic and 1500VP large diaphragm condenser, the new 1600VP is the first continuously-variable pattern condenser hanging microphone system that features remote polar control and an anti-rotational positioning mount. The 1600VP’s variable polar pattern with remote control allows the user to precisely adjust the shape of the pick-up pattern to provide the best performance from a remote location.
Designed to hang from a ceiling, the 1600VP is highly effective in the recording and sound reinforcement of choirs, instruments and ambient miking, in addition to government, institutional and business applications. A low-profile carbon fiber boom (MB-1) is available for microphone stand mounting. more

Mighty Men Hoist South Africa’s Largest Line Array System

mmc2009_arial.jpgGearhouse deploys hefty L-ACOUSTICS rig for annual event attended by over 130,000 Christian men

GREYTOWN, South Africa – May 2009 — Northwind Recording appointed Johannesburg-based Gearhouse South Africa to design and supply the country’s largest line array PA system to date for the three-day 2009 Mighty Men Conference (MMC) held in late-April.

Staged at the Shalom Farm in Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal, MMC has become an annual pilgrimage drawing men from all denominations and cultural groups across South Africa as well as Australia, the UK and USA. Headed up by Shalom Ministries’ Angus Buchan, the evangelist, writer and farmer who rose to recognition through his movie Faith Like Potatoes, the event has rapidly grown over the last five years to what this year attracted more than 130,000 people — all of whom needed to clearly see and hear the onstage action. more

CLEAR-COM NOW SHIPPING TEMPEST2400 WORLDWIDE

2.4 GHz wireless intercom system is designed for interference-free communication

ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA, MAY 27, 2009 ─ Clear-Com® Communication Systems, a Vitec Group brand, is now shipping its Tempest®2400 wireless intercom system worldwide. Tempest2400 operates in a license-free frequency band where it is fundamentally resistant to interference from other wireless devices, ensuring that communications go off without a hitch in even the most crowded RF environments. Easy to configure and use, Tempest is ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications, including touring productions. clear-com-tempest2400.JPG more

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MEDIALON goes on Tour with Tina Turner

Tina Turner World Tour - stageMEDIALON has been selected to go on tour with Tina Turner, the eight-time Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The star has recently made her long-awaited return to arenas with more than 80 dates scheduled throughout North America and across Europe. Tina Turner’s new show features her entire career of hits with a spectacular production.

One Medialon MANAGER V5 Show & Media Control Software is used to turn on/off, control and trig all at the same time, the lighting and video projection equipment used for the LED wall and on stage. more

Four Yamaha PM5D Consoles Used as Weapons for “Disturbed? Tour

disturbed-tour-skitch-rob-mark_2.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Nearly a decade after the release of their groundbreaking debut in 2000, The Sickness, “Disturbed? have become one of the most passionate and well-respected bands in the hard rock universe, a dependable source not only of pummeling riffs and jackhammer beats, but of personal and political insights into our troubled times. Yet success (in the form of three platinum-plus albums, with both Believe and Ten Thousand Fists topping Billboard’s album charts, and over nine million albums sold) hasn’t dulled this Chicago-based foursome’s taste for adventure. more

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Compix Gives Clemson Tigers a Flexible, Affordable CG Solution for Enhancing Live Video and Webcasts

IRVINE, Calif. — May 26, 2009 — Compix, a leading developer of professional-quality character generators (CGs), today announced that Clemson University is using the company’s CynerG2 HD dual-channel character generator to incorporate live statistics, lower-thirds, and other graphics into their big-screen video wall and Webcasts for Tigers basketball games at Littlejohn Coliseum. The CGs are also being used for Webcasts of home baseball games from Doug Kingsmore Stadium and for football games at Memorial Stadium. more

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