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Shure Opens and Closes Coachella 2009

coachella-09-paul-mccartney-4-17-09.jpgEMOTIONAL MOMENTS—Marking the 11th anniversary of his late wife Linda’s passing to the day with dedications of “Long and Winding Road? and “My Love Does it Good,? Paul McCartney opened this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on an emotional and energy-charged note. Packing a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady? and a sing-along version of “Hey Jude? into a 2 ½ hour set including two encores, Sir Paul enthralled the crowd from behind his regular microphone of choice, a hardwired Shure Beta 58. more

Dan Dugan to Show Low-Cost Automatic Mixing Controller at InfoComm

Model E-1 Automatic Mixing ControllerDan Dugan Sound Design will demonstrate the new E-1 Automatic Mixing Controller, featuring Dugan’s transparent automatic microphone mixing technology, at InfoComm booth 5871.

The E-1 Automatic Mixing Controller has replaced the Model E as Dugan’s economy model. It replaces the physical control panel of the Model D- series with a Java-driven remote control panel on the user’s computer. The E-1 provides eight channels of signal processing and patches into the input insert points of an audio mixing console. The product detects which microphones are being used and makes fast, transparent cross-fades, freeing the operator to focus on balance and sound quality instead of having to pay constant attention to the faders. more

Alcorn McBride V16 Pro Offers Superior Connectivity in Show Control

V16 Pro Show ControllerOrlando, Florida, InfoComm Booth 3719 — Alcorn McBride is now shipping the V16 Pro, a versatile, frame-accurate show controller for both serial and network devices. The V16 Pro combines the stability and reliability needed by show professionals with unparalleled connectivity. With 16 serial ports, 16 inputs, 16 outputs, MIDI port and a dual Ethernet interface, the V16 Pro can “talk? to virtually any piece of equipment and can be monitored and programmed from anywhere in the world. more

MARTIN AUDIO DEBUTS ASX POWERED 21? INSTALLATION SUBWOOFER

asx-grille.jpgOrlando, FL––The new ASX floor-mounted active installation subwoofer that will be on display at Martin Audio’s demo room (#W202C) during InfoComm ’09 is fully capable of producing the highest SPL ever from a single low frequency enclosure housing a single drive unit.

The massive ASX enclosure––(W) 46.85″ x (H) 23.62″ x (D) 46.85″––houses a patented 21? transducer, Class D amplifier with 8.5kW peak power, and full DSP, revolutionizing ultra-efficient, low frequency sound reproduction. more

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New York Mets Fans Have Victory with EAW

A customized AX364 enclosure is key to powerful and highly intelligible sound at Citi Field

Whitinsville, MA, USA – May 5, 2009 – Mets fans will never miss a word when they see their favorite team play at the new Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, New York, thanks to an EAW sound system that’s as “amazin’? as the Mets themselves (to borrow the Mets’ first manager Casey Stengel’s colorful adjective for the team). Over 550 EAW MK and AX series boxes fill the bowl of the 42,000-seat stadium, which opened on April 13, 2009. The systems integrator was TSI Global Companies, LLC, and it was designed by consultants WJHW. The result is a highly focused system that is consistent in quality of sound and intelligibility from the top row to the field boxes. Employing EAW ensures that, from a sound point of view, everyone has a great seat. more

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SHURE WIRELESS MICROPHONES “THRILL? MICHAEL JACKSON FANS

Thriller Live 1When the producers of the “Thriller Live? musical arrived at the Lyric Theatre in London, they found themselves faced with the difficult challenge of isolating a wireless radio frequency within the heart of London’s theatre district. After much deliberation, the company turned to Shure and the Joint Frequency Management Group (JFMG) to provide the solution. more

METRIC HALO INTRODUCES ULN-8 FLAGSHIP CONVERTER / PROCESSOR / PREAMP / INTERFACE

uln8_angle.JPGMUNICH, GERMANY – MAY 2009: Today Metric Halo launched its much-anticipated ULN-8 – an industry-changing audio processing converter and interface. Featuring archival-grade converters, enhanced digitally controlled ULN (ultra low-noise, high-headroom) preamps, dedicated analog-domain sends and returns, analog domain 7.1 monitor controller, AES interfacing, extensive front panel control with excellent front panel metering all built atop Metric Halo’s renowned fifth generation 2d Processing, mixing and FireWire interfacing platform, the ULN-8 establishes a new competitive standard for professional audio. more

Rat Sound Deploys World’s Biggest L-ACOUSTICS K1 System For Coachella And Stagecoach Festivals

coachella_yyys.jpgINDIO, California – May 2009 — If this year’s Coachella and Stagecoach festivals can be viewed as a barometer for the live sound industry, it’s going to be a stellar summer touring season regardless of what economists are predicting. More than 260,000 music fans from all over the nation and world converged at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, during the final two weekends in April to catch remarkable performances from Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, The Cure, The Killers, Morrissey, My Bloody Valentine, M.I.A., Public Enemy, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Kid Rock and nearly 160 other artists packed into five collective days. more

AVAD Announces a Distribution Partnership with B&K Components

Van Nuys, Calif. – April 29, 2009 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom home electronics, announced that the company has entered into a distribution agreement with B&K Components Limited. AVAD will now offer B&K’s award-winning multi-room and high-end audio components and home theater components in an ongoing commitment to provide professional installers with a competitive advantage with regard to product offerings that are easy to install and operate. more

Yunnan, China’s Rayli Festival Selects EAW Loudspeakers and Subs

Whitinsville, MA, USA – April 30, 2009 – The inaugural Rayli International Jewelry and Culture Festival was recently held on the Rayli Riverbank Square in Yunnan Province, China. Rayli Riverbank Square is one of the most beloved and unique performance venues in the region, designed in such a way that approximately 12,000 attendees, some directly across the river in neighboring Myanmar, can enjoy the space’s performances. Chinese firm Hunan Tian Yin Art Performance Company selected EAW products to serve as the event’s loudspeakers and subwoofers. more

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