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SHURE ON THE HIGH SEAS

The Queen Victoria UHF-R® Wireless Sets Sail with the Queen Victoria

MIAMI, FL, October 23, 2008 — Outfitted with 12 expansive decks featuring a soaring Grand Lobby, Royal Court Theatre, numerous restaurants, lounges, a casino, and luxury in every corner that blends the plush qualities of British tradition with amenities of our modern age, Cunard’s newest ocean liner, the Queen Victoria, carries passengers in grand style. Currently cruising the Mediterranean and waters of Northern Europe on this, her maiden year of voyages, the ship also uses Shure’s UHF-R wireless microphone systems in wide-ranging applications designed and installed by San Diego, California-based Nautilus Entertainment Design (NED). more

HOSA TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES NEW DA-CAPPO DA07 DUAL FOLDING EAR MICRO MICROPHONE

da07ae_hi.jpgBuena Park, CA – October 2008… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, and distributor of Da-Cappo Micro Microphones throughout the Americas, is pleased to announce the introduction of Da-Cappo’s new DA07 Dual Folding Ear Micro Microphone. Featuring an advanced capsule that delivers superior audio quality and a highly adjustable, comfortable, dual folding earpiece design, the new DA07 is an ideal choice for today’s on-stage and on-air talent. more

Midas XL8 makes its Broadway debut with A Tale of Two Cities …The Musical

sound_associates_sep08.jpg“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times? …and both sounded superb. A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens’ epic story of Revolution-era Paris and London, has been brought to life in musical form for the Broadway stage by Jill Santoriello; a Midas XL8 mixing console from New York-based theatre sound design specialists Sound Associates is making its Broadway debut with the show, helping ensure a modern musical classic is made to match the literary original. more

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Electro-Voice Sx600 raises the bar for football field sound at SoCal high schools

thompson_sx600_01.jpgElectro-Voice Sx600 loudspeakers have earned a solid reputation as a sound solution for stadium applications, as demonstrated by two new high school installations by systems integration specialists Thompson Engineering (Riverside, CA).Designed for indoor/outdoor stadium-type venues of all sizes, the Sx600 is a high output, dual-element vertical line array loudspeaker that comes in a single, weatherproof, easy-mounting package, minimizing hardware while maximizing sonic performance, offering long throw while keeping coverage focused.

Jeff Tappenden of Thompson Engineering described how the Sx600 is raising the bar for football field sound quality at Tahquitz HS and Murrieta Valley HS, both in Southern California. more

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Electro-Voice XLD system for McMahon Stadium, Calgary

mcmahon_stadium_01.jpgE.K. Sound & Equipment Sales Ltd of Calgary, Alberta, Canada recently custom-installed an Electro-Voice XLD sound system at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium. Home to the Calgary Stampeders football team and a venue for large concert events—this summer the Monsters of Rock Festival featuring Ozzy Osbourne took place at the venue—the stadium has a seating capacity of 35,650.

The new speaker systems are mounted inside a circular enclosure suspended by four steel ropes 107’ above the center of the playing field. Dave Harrison of E.K. Sound described the installation, and how the XLD provided the ideal balance of compact size and high performance: more

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AURALEX GETS PERSONAL WITH ITS SONICPRINT PROPANELS

~ Photos and Logos Can Be Printed on Custom Acoustic Treatments ~

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, is allowing its dealers and customers to get personal with its SonicPrint ProPanels. Users can now download digital personal photography and/or corporate logos to the company’s website to be printed directly onto Auralex’s exclusive, first-to-market custom-printed, artistic ProPanels.

Auralex Acoustics’ new dedicated micro-site, www.auralex.com/sonicprint, is an online portal and direct way for dealers to place orders for the company’s SonicPrint custom ProPanels. Users can upload their own personal photography, corporate logos or other custom images to be printed on the SonicPrint acoustical panels. The site offers Auralex’s entire library of images and design options available for SonicPrint. The gallery is divided into several categories for easy browsing and convenient ordering. Categories include artistic/textures, aquatic/animals, children, cultural, flowers/nature, food/beverage, historic/vintage, humor, independent artists, performing arts, motivational, movies, music, scenic and sports. As an added value, the site features Auralex’s noted Free Room Analysis Form, an installation guide and design and application ideas. more

Herman Announces New Channel Distribution of Panasonic Projector Systems Company Products

herman-logo-sig.jpgMIAMI – Oct. 15, 2008 – Herman Procurement & Logistics, a national leading provider of connectivity and infrastructure products and services to the broadcast and commercial AV industries, is proud to announce that it has entered into a channel distribution agreement with Panasonic Projector Systems Company. Herman will incorporate the full line of commercial AV Panasonic Projectors and related accessories into their procurement and logistics value added services model. The products will be stocked in all five of Herman’s distribution facilities located in Miami, Atlanta, New Jersey, Dallas and Nevada to provide more localized inventory and to better serve their mutual customers. more

G. Love Sinks His Teeth Into Shure

G. Love OnstageSHURE DENTAL PLAN?
An SM58® is Something G. Love Can Really Sink His Teeth Into

NILES, IL, October 14, 2008 — The son of a wealthy banking lawyer born in the tony Philadelphia neighborhood of Society Hill, Garrett Dutton III (better known as G. Love) began playing guitar at age eight. By the time he was in the ninth grade he had written his first song and began playing the harmonica in a wire rack. Citing Bob Dylan, John Hammond Jr., Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, and Schooly D as musical influences, he formed G. Love & Special Sauce in 1993, along with drummer Jeffrey Clemens and bassist Jim Prescott. Today, with a string of albums to its credit including 2006′s Lemonade and this year’s Superhero Brother, the band still tours relentlessly, bringing its laid-back blues to loyal fans across the country. more

Studer Vista 5 SR Digital Consoles From CLAIR Line Up At FOH And Monitor Positions At NFL Live Kickoff Concert

In an increasingly common instance of Studer Vista 5 SR live sound consoles being deployed by leading sound engineers at Front Of House and monitor position for the same event, Keith Urban’s FOH engineer Steve Law and monitor engineer Jason Spence both manned Studer Vista 5 SR consoles at the recent NFL Live Kickoff concert in New York City’s Columbus Circle as part of CLAIR’s support package for the award-winning country music artist. The event was broadcast nationally on NBC and the NFL Network with onsite broadcast support by Metrovision, whose OB truck featured a specially-configured Studer Vista 5 console with mixing by John Bates, Audio Engineer and support by Mike Christopher, Truck Technician. The concert was hosted by Deion Sanders and featured live performances by Usher and Natasha Bedingfield in addition to Keith Urban, with guest appearances by New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg and NFL greats Lawrence Taylor and Warren Sapp. more

CCP’S Soundcraft Digital Breakthrough In Portugal

Portuguese Distributors Custodio Cardos Pereira SA (CCP) Report A Huge Take-Up Of Soundcraft Vi6 Consoles Among The Country’s Leading Rental Companies

Showcasing Soundcraft’s position as a global leader in digital mixing, three premier Portuguese technical production houses, Décibel, Strong and CLS Audiovisuals, have made major investments in Soundcraft’s digital platform. The addition will lead to the expansion of Vi6™ consoles across many different applications. more

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