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GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING ENGINEER, PRODUCER, J.D. ANDREW MIXES NEW BILLY BOB THORNTON AND THE BOXMASTERS CHRISTMAS CD ON KLEIN+HUMMEL O 300 MONITORS

jd_mike_thecave.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A busy recording and touring schedule for Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters left the band’s Grammy-winning engineer/producer/guitarist/bassist, J.D. Andrew, with precious little time to mix their next release – an album of Yuletide tunes on Vanguard entitled “Christmas Cheer.” Luckily, Andrew had a brand new pair of Klein + Hummel O 300 active three-way monitors at his disposal, which, as he explains, were crucial to getting the mix completed in time. more

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DANLEY LOUDSPEAKERS DELIVER AN ALL TIME LOW

alltimelow_stage.JPGATLANTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 2008: Up-and-coming pop/punk powerhouse All Time Low have played to packed houses night after night on their nationwide headlining tour. Nowhere did things start out more sketchy, but end more rocking, than a recent performance at Atlanta’s Masquerade, a club that draws the crowds despite a woefully outdated and semi-functional sound system. With the help of Danley Sound Labs engineer, Ivan Beaver, the band’s FOH engineer Evan Kirkendall, owner of Harford Sound, located in Abington, Maryland, replaced the Masquerade’s crusty horns and tattered woofers with a stack of Danley loudspeakers and subwoofers, led by eight of Danley’s new powerhouse full-range SH-46s. Despite prospects to the contrary, All Time Low rocked the Masquerade with clarity, bass, and hit-you-in-the-chest punch that left the club’s seasoned staff uttering rivers of awe-inspired and artfully crafted expletives. more

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Centronics Celebrates 50th Anniversary as a Leading Distributor Across Multiple A/V Markets

CentronicsSTEVENSVILLE, Md. Nov. 13, 2008 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the security, commercial, and residential markets since 1959, is proud to announce it will celebrate its 50th anniversary in January 2009. more

Niles Appoints McCarthy to VP of Engineering and Product Development

Niles Audio Corporation today announced the appointment of Tom McCarthy to Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. A 25-year industry veteran, McCarthy offers Niles an extensive track record of bringing innovative home entertainment products to market faster, with the highest level of quality and dependability. Prior to joining Niles, McCarthy served as Advisor to the Chairman of the Board at D&M Holdings, where he played a key role in developing its technology strategy. At D&M Holdings he served as a member of its acquisition team and led the concept and development of a networked Home Entertainment System that won “Best Overall Product of the Year? at the Consumer Electronic Show in 2004. McCarthy also served as Director of Research and Development Operations at Bose. more

Electro-Voice sound for Energy Solutions Arena

energy_solutions_arena_01.jpgPerformance Audio of Salt Lake City recently installed a new Electro-Voice XLC sound system at Energy Solutions Arena. The 20,500 seat arena is home to the NBA’s Utah Jazz, and is the region’s major concert venue—Reba McIntire and Kelly Clarkson were the first to perform alongside the new system. more

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Audio Visions And JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays Deliver Sound To The Heartland At River City Roundup

Reinforcing the ease of use, power and fidelity of JBL VERTEC® line arrays, regional audio system provider Audio Visions deployed a VERTEC system for Ak-Sar-Ben’s River City Roundup at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. A 27 year-old family festival that celebrates the western and agricultural heritage of the region, the major Midwestern rodeo event took place September 27-29. Post-competition live entertainment was provided by Jessica Simpson, Larry the Cable Guy and Rodney Atkins. more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS TRAINING GROUP OFFERS DIGITAL SR101 COURSE

BUENA PARK, Calif.─Back by popular demand, and beginning in January 2009, Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will offer Digital Sound Reinforcement 101 (DSR101) as part of the course selection now offered throughout the year both regionally and at the Buena Park, CA headquarters. The two-day class, which was instituted about two years ago, will provide complete audio system design and networking solutions. Sponsored in part by Shure Microphones, the seminar will focus on set up techniques ranging from microphones to large scale speakers. Topics include: gain construction, attenuator settings, SPL estimation, spec analysis, using Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, NEXO and Shure products. more

Now Shipping: Wisdom Audio Sage Series L150i Reference Line Source In-Wall Speaker

Wisdom Audio L150i reference line source in-wall speaker systemCARSON CITY, Nev., Nov. 10, 2008 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that its new L150i reference line source in-wall speaker system is now shipping. Launched to rave reviews during the recent 2008 CEDIA Expo, the L150i is the tallest line source within the new multi award-winning Sage Series. The L150i will also make its debut at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan 8-11 at The Venetian, booth 30-235. more

SENNHEISER’S AUDIO BEAM CREATES A SOUND CEILING

olivieri_soundceiling.JPGLONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 2008: For one amazing night in September, the Long Beach artist group, FLOOD, dedicates four square blocks of indoor and outdoor space in the East Village Arts District to dozens of sound art installations. Now in its fifth year, “SoundWalk” bills itself as “an audio tour for people who don’t normally take audio tours” and has gained international acclaim. This year, seasoned theater sound designer and UC Irvine Professor Vincent Olivieri presented “Sound Ceiling” using four ultra-directional Sennheiser AudioBeam loudspeakers to deliver four unique aural environments within one undivided space. more

L-ACOUSTICS Rises To Challenges Of Rome’s Sala Santa Cecilia

sala_santa_cecilia.jpgROME, Italy – November 2008 – Joining the long list of prestigious venues around the globe relying on L-ACOUSTICS, the Parco della Musica in Rome has now installed an ARCS® constant curvature line source system into its 2,800-capacity Sala Santa Cecilia. Italian sound designer Andrea Taglia specified and designed the system. more

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