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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

Crown Macro-Tech I Amplifiers Power Sounds Of Summer At Multiple Concert Events

Continuing a tradition of providing the leading amplifiers for tour sound applications, Crown’s MA-12000i amps were featured in XXXX Audio System’s live applications for a number of sold out shows this past summer. Artists such as KISS, Sammy Hagar, Jason Aldean, Frankie Valli, Daughtry, Lifehouse, Ne-Yo, John Michael Montgomery, Gladys Knight, Al Green, Sheryl Crow, Mike Ness and the Black Keys all performed with sound systems that integrated MA-12000i amps and JBL VerTec speaker systems. more

Project Green AV- Where Green Ideas become Great Ideas- Offers New Content and Asks Tough Questions

Join us at Project Green AV for new, enhanced content and tough questions.

The updated ProjectGreenAV.com, the source for Green Business information to the Audio Visual industry, features new government and business links that present new challenges and new opportunities as Green AV moves from trend to practice.
Project Green AV celebrates Green AV success stories with a Project Spotlight on international AV company, Grupo Tecnologico de Panama that is earning awards for making a Green difference. Links to Articles In the News and the Project Green AV Forum ask tough questions and open the conversation on solutions to meet Green Business goals. Project Green AV featured Products get the job done. more

QSC FORGES NEW CONNECTIONS

PowerLight PL380 AmplifierPowerCon 32 amp connectors now offered on PowerLight PL380 amplifiers
COSTA MESA, CA, September 19, 2008—Effective as of October 1, 2008, QSC’s PL380 amplifiers will be available with detachable power cords featuring 32 amp PowerCon connectors from Neutrik. Produced up until now with a permanently-attached power cord, the flagship 120V and 100V models within QSC’s PowerLight 3 Series now stand more

SOUND PRACTICE ANNOUNCES SEMINAR AVAILABILITY

lecture.jpgSound Practice (soundpractice.biz) presents training seminars for commercial sound technicians and installers. Our presenters travel, so students don’t have to.

Each seminar is a self-contained, 3-hour session focused on a single aspect of commercial sound. Presentations include 70-volt systems (available now), interconnects (soon), speakers and speaker placement, designing for intelligibility, and others (2009). more

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