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L-ACOUSTICS US Takes KARA and SB18 on the Road

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Regional presentations and demos planned for Chicago, New York and Dallas

OXNARD, California — In response to the many pro audio professionals that have requested to hear L-ACOUSTICS’ newest product offerings for themselves, the manufacturer’s Oxnard, California office announces that it will be hosting KARA and SB18 demos in three US cities — Chicago, New York and Dallas — later this year.

In addition to putting KARA and SB18 through a series of comparative listening tests, L-ACOUSTICS will be demonstrating several of its other compact systems, including the coaxial 12XT, self-powered 108P and companion SB15P sub. more

Audio Formula + KIVA = Sound Solution

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KUDO main arrays with KIVA-KILO sidefills at Miami’s American Airlines Arena for Marco Witt’s 25th anniversary concert and tour kickoff

Miami-based production company adds more L-ACOUSTICS systems to its equation

MIAMI — Two years after first investing in an L-ACOUSTICS KIVA system comprised of a dozen KIVA and four KILO enclosures, Audio Formula of Miami has now doubled its inventory of the ultra-compact array and low-frequency extension elements.

This purchase was accompanied by the addition of four more KUDO line source enclosures, four SB18 and four SB28 subs, six coaxial 115XT HiQ wedges and two LA-RAK touring racks. At the same time, Audio Formula upgraded all of its LA8 amplified controllers with new AES I/O cards. The L-ACOUSTICS gear is being shared between the company’s Miami, Florida and Bogotá, Columbia locations. more

Yamaha to hold “Four Days of Training? at Manhattan Center Studios

New York—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems will hold “Four Days of Training? on August 9-12 at Manhattan Center Studios, 311 West 34th St. (between 8th & 9Th Ave.) in New York City. Free of charge and open to all audio professionals, the Yamaha “Four Days of Training? is a unique opportunity to experience hands-on demos and training on Yamaha and NEXO products.

The August 9 session from 9:00 am – 11:00 is an introduction to NEXO NS-1 sound system venue predictive software tool (Windows based). From 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, NEXO speaker demos and training will take place on PS Series, GEOS12, RS 15 and 18 Ray Sub, and the new 45 N12 line monitor wedge.
August 10 is an all-day session featuring Audio Networking for Live Sound, distribution and recording, control of Yamaha amplifiers and creating custom controls in DME Designer.

August 11 is an all-day M7CL more

St. Paul’s Church Clears Up Their Sound With OmniLine Array

Close View of OmniLine Micro-Line Array Above St. Paul’s Sanctuary

Chestnut Hill, PA––Built on a tract of land purchased in 1856, the elegant and venerable St. Paul’s Episcopal church was built in 1929 on the foundation of the second building.

The ceiling of St. Paul’s is built like a ship, symbolic of the Ark and the boat of the fishermen but not the ideal setting for audio reproduction. The Rev. Cliff Cutler retained Spinnaker-Multimedia Solutions to study the room acoustics and design a compatible audio system. The original systems consisted of massive stadium speakers with overhead microphones for speech and choir reproduction.

“We were retained to correct poor sound distribution and speech intelligibility problems. Parishioners seated in the rear couldn’t understand the spoken word or the choir very well,? says Fenicia Redman, VP Project Development at Spinnaker.

“So we did what we always do,? relates Redman, “modeled the space. There was no way we were going to more

Kid Rock Flies the Flag and K1 on Born Free Tour

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Kid Rock performing during the Red Sky Music Festival at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on July 20, 2011

Sound Image carrying L-ACOUSTICS’ flagship loudspeaker system on current shed tour with special guest Sheryl Crow

ESCONDIDO, California — Following a three-month North American arena tour earlier this year, Kid Rock is now out on his second US sweep in support of his latest album, Born Free. Joined by Sheryl Crow for most of the dates, which run into September, Rock and his entourage are also touring with another stellar performer: L-ACOUSTICS’ K1 stadium line source system. more

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Dysart Unified School District Projects Loudly with Califone Array Technology

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As digital natives comprise the majority of today’s U.S. students, it is important that the curriculum incorporates technology as a tool for learning. According to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), multimedia tools can provide a rich environment for conducting project-based learning, which can help students to: increase knowledge and skills in the particular discipline being addressed; master research and higher order thinking skills; increase knowledge and skills in making use of information technology; and become further engaged in the subject.

In addition to these benefits, most states require that students meet a technology-focused standard prior to graduation. Generally, students should know how to use technology as a tool of research, organization, evaluation and communication, as well as understand the ethical and legal issues surrounding the access and use of information more

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel Equips New Amphitheater with L-ACOUSTICS

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Jason Mraz and his band helped debut the new Mystic Amphitheater and its L-ACOUSTICS KUDO system on July 3, 2011

Allied Audio provides LA8-powered KUDO and SB28 rental package for new outdoor venue’s summer concert season

PRIOR LAKE, Minnesota — The Twin Cities’ own Mystic Lake Casino Hotel entered the outdoor concert market this season with a new 8,357-seat amphitheater that is already being praised by the local press for its “incredible sound.” Much of the credit, however, goes to South Saint Paul-based Allied Productions & Sales, which is supplying a full L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker and amplifier package for Mystic Amphitheater’s inaugural summer concert season. more

L-ACOUSTICS Celebrates UEFA Final in Style

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LONDON — Surrey-based Delta Sound deployed an L-ACOUSTICS KUDO loudspeaker system for a one-day VIP event during the 2011 UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League final at Wembley Stadium in London. The soccer-themed event was hosted by Wembley’s corporate hospitality sector, Club Wembley, on behalf of UEFA.

Wembley Arena was converted into a large VIP suite for the event, with the main arena blacked out with backdrops covering the seating area and a stage along one side of the venue. This configuration effectively turned the room sideways and could accommodate up to 4,500 guests. The space was divided into areas celebrating the different ages of soccer. Projection screens gave flashbacks to important matches and interviews, while the main stage hosted presenters, VIP speakers and live entertainment. more

Martin Audio Mini Array For Bury St Edmunds Apex Development

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Apex multi-purpose venue, Bury St Edmunds, England

The new £18.5m apex multi-purpose venue in Bury St Edmunds, owned and operated by St Edmundsbury Borough Council, is now equipped with a Martin Audio W8LM Mini Line Array system as part of its permanent technical infrastructure.

After the installation was completed last year by Northern Light, technical manager Tim Carr noticed that with an increasing number of amplified rock and folk concerts starting to appear on the upcoming program of events, a conventional Left/Right proscenium line array hang was required to bolster the existing speech system.

Several sound systems were proposed as potential solutions, but Carr already had prior experience with Martin Audio’s W8LM Mini Line Array, brought in by locally based W1 Productions when they were sponsoring a local band night. Which explains why Tim was soon talking to W1’s Stuart Turvill about a permanent install.

Since the venue was designed around two balcony more

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Wirebox and NEXO Graduate Auburn U

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Wirebox Media (Smyrna, Georgia) was called upon by Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama) to supply sound for its 2011 mid-May graduation ceremony. This year marked the first commencement held in the school’s stadium in 43 years.

Tim Harrigan of Wirebox designed and simulated the audio system using NEXO’s NS-1 software. Harrigan also functioned as the six-person crew supervisor for Auburn’s graduation ceremony, which was attended by approximately 30,000. The audio system is built around a 32-box NEXO GEO S12 line array, 14 GEO S8 speakers, and NEXO 4×4 amplifiers.

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“The NEXO GEO S12 was selected for its pristine sound quality,? states Harrigan. The main arrays flown at stage consisted of eight GEO S12 boxes per side with six ground-stacked distributed arrays of four GEO S12 and two arrays of six GEO S8 speaker boxes. Harrigan said Wirebox spent quite a few hours modeling the historic Jordan-Hare more

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