LOS ANGELES – May 2007 — Few outdoor amphitheatres around the world are as instantly recognizable and respected as the Hollywood Bowl, which only three seasons ago underwent both a complete rebuild of its band shell and installation of a full L-ACOUSTICS amplifier and loudspeaker system. Over the course of those three years, the 18,000-seat Bowl has carried the distinction of being awarded by Pollstar as the ‘Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue’ three consecutive times–certainly a testimony, in part, to the new high-quality sound reinforcement system. more
Archive of the Large Venue Category
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – May 2007 — Capable of seating an audience of more than 21,000, all of whom have an unobstructed view of the pulpit, Salt Lake City’s LDS Conference Center is a breathtaking achievement in architectural and acoustical design. Thanks to a recent installation of an L-ACOUSTICS dV-DOSC loudspeaker system, the auditorium’s sound reinforcement system is now finally every bit on par with the room’s grandeur. more
PLANO, Texas – May 2007 — Success, as they say, begets success. For John Lyons, that formula stems from his impressive knack for designing and fabricating highly successful cocktail lounges and stunning high-end nightclubs.
For maximum-impact sound, Lyons is a committed fan of Crown power amplifiers and has specified the manufacturer’s XTi Series for his new Martini Park chain of concept cocktail lounges offering live bands and DJs six nights a week. The first Martini Park, co-partnered by Lyons and Chris Barish, opened recently in Plano, Texas, close to the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, with other locations scheduled to come online in Chicago and Houston during the summer. more
ST. LOUIS, Missouri – May 2007 — In October 2006, St. Louis’ new Busch Stadium, home of the Cardinals, went on record as one of very few ballparks whose baseball team won the World Series in the facility’s inaugural season.
Construction for the new $365 million, 44,000-seat Busch Stadium, the third such home for the franchise, began back in January 2004. Dallas-based design and consulting firm Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (WJHW) was charged with the audio system design portion of the project; however, this was not the company’s first experience working for the Cardinals. In the late-’80s, WJHW had been called to the second Busch Stadium to make some upgrades to the ballpark’s existing sound system, which, at that time, included the installation of various Crown power amplifiers. more
NORTHRIDGE, California – May 2007 — Soundcraft has announced the availability of new interface cards for the Soundcraft Vi Series of digital mixing consoles enabling direct integration with Aviom‘s personal monitoring system, the Pro16(tm) Series.
The cards provide direct digital connection on a single Cat5e cable from the Soundcraft Vi6(tm) and newly announced Soundcraft Vi4(tm) aux or group outputs into an Aviom(r) Pro16 Series personal mixer. The Pro16 System enables musicians on stage to be fed with up to 16 subgroups of instruments or vocals, which they can then mix to their own tastes using their own onstage controllers. more
COOKEVILLE, TN – May 2007 — Located approximately halfway between Nashville and Knoxville on Interstate 40, Cookeville, Tennessee has quietly become a thriving micropolitan area known for its strong economy and many artistic and cultural opportunities. At the heart of the city’s cultural community is the Cookeville Drama Center, which is now home to a new Soundcraft MH2 console. more
Jägermeister has chosen a Peavey Versarray line array sound system and 207,000 watts of Crest Audio power to make its state-of-the-art traveling stage scream at Ozzfest 2007.
Housed in a 44-foot trailer that opens into a fully self-contained stage measuring 34 feet wide, 16 feet deep and 20 feet high, the Jägermeister Mobile Stage showcases the latest audio innovations from Peavey Electronics, the music- and sound-equipment manufacturer responsible for more than 180 patents in the way we hear and play music. more
Whitinsville, MA – May 8, 2007 – New EAW Smaart v.6 for PC and Mac has been released and is available for download at the EAW website. (Click here to go directly to the Smaart section of the website.)
This Smaart v.6 download can be run as a fully functional 30-day demo, and can be unlocked into a full license through the on-line purchase of a Smaart v.6 license code for $795. Additionally, as an EAW branded product, Smaart v.6 can also be purchased as a physical software package via the standard EAW dealer and distributor network.
Smaart v.6 sound system measurement and analysis software features a comprehensive re-write of its underlying architecture that dramatically enhances multi-tasking, in addition to a new streamlined interface for simpler operation and for the first time ever, full compatibility with Macintosh OS X. more
TV One-task combats the digital era with the new high-performance 1T-C2-520 DVI, RGB, YUV to SD/HD-SDI converter which is perfect for the professional or broadcast market.
ERLANGER, KY, May 3, 2007–The new 1T-C2-520 adds to the list of high-quality conversion devices available through the TV One-task product line. The 1T-C2-520 converts DVI-D 720p or 1080i HD signals to HD-SDI or analog YPbPr or RGBHV to HD-SDI. Since it also converts standard analog YUV signals at 525i or 625i to SD-SDI, it is the perfect product for converting Beta to SDI. more
NORTHRIDGE, California – May 2007 — Soundcraft has expanded the connectivity options for its Vi Series (Vi6, Vi4) of digital live sound consoles with the introduction of a CobraNet interface card.
The CobraNet option card allows up to 32 channels of input or output signals (or a combination of both) to be received by or sent from the console onto a CobraNet network. By default, the card is configured for 32 outputs. more