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HARMAN’s Martin Professional Announces RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus Light Is Now Available for Pre-Order

MARTIN_RUSH MH1ProfilePlusAARHUS, Denmark — HARMAN’s Martin Professional today announced the latest addition to its RUSH by Martin line of affordable lighting for the installation market, the RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus, is now available for pre-order. The RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus moving head LED light is a brighter and more efficient upgrade to Martin’s popular RUSH MH 1 Profile fixture.

With 50 percent more output, the RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus produces an exceptionally bright and powerful light. Two gobo wheels (fixed and rotating) and two color wheels allow the MH 1 Profile plus to easily create a wide variety of effects and vibrant colors. The fixture also features an increased beam angle from 13 degrees to 16 degrees for more efficient optics.

“The RUSH by Martin line has become the standard for affordable lighting solutions in the installation market,” said Mark Buss, Product Manager, RUSH by Martin. “As the latest addition to the RUSH family, the MH 1 Profile Plus is a powerful and efficient moving head LED effect light that can produce a variety of high-quality effects for nightclubs, bars and other leisure environments.”

Additionally, the MH 1 Profile Plus houses a motorized iris and an electronic dimmer and strobe to create “shutter” effects such as strobes, pulses, and instant open/blackouts. The fixture also features a 3-facet prism for indexing and rotation with variable direction/speed as well as an improved cooling system for quieter operation.

Martin will showcase the RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus at the 2014 LDI Expo on November 17 – 23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth #928).

For more information on Martin’s RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus, please visit: www.martin.com

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.

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Broadcast Pix Welcomes Piper Digital as Manufacturer’s Rep

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced it is working with Piper Digital, a manufacturer’s representative firm in Torrance, Calif. Based near the Hollywood and Burbank video production community, Piper Digital’s territory includes California, Arizona and Southern Nevada.

Piper Digital sells broadcast, production, 3D, post production, satellite and IPTV equipment. It represents a number of manufacturers and specializes in live production, engineering, station automation, archiving and management systems. The company was founded in 1997 by Glen Thompson, who has been working in the industry since 1979.

“We are very pleased to be working with Piper Digital, because they understand our business and can help differentiate the Broadcast Pix product line to prospective customers,” said Steve Ellis, CEO of Broadcast Pix. “With their broad network of systems integrators and dealers, as well as their extensive connections in the production markets, we know Piper Digital will help us expand our presence in Southern California and beyond.”

Broadcast Pix offers three integrated video production switcher product lines with built-in production tools, a variety of control panel options, and optional solutions for visual radio, data-intensive CG graphics and more. The company has also introduced two standalone products, the ReVue slow motion system and fX3D real-time 3D graphics platform, which can be tightly integrated with Broadcast Pix systems or used independently in other production environments.

About Broadcast Pix Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix is the leader in integrated production switchers, with customers in more than 110 countries. Available in several configurations, from compact systems with end-to-end integration to large-scale systems for high-end live productions, Broadcast Pix switchers include CG, dual clip stores, file-based macros, external control software, and customizable multi-view and virtual sets with patented control options. Broadcast Pix also offers ReVue next generation slow motion systems, fX3D real-time 3D graphics, Rapid CG dynamic graphic playout software, and VOX voice-automated live video production, each designed to enhance our highly integrated live production switchers. Customers include leading broadcast, corporate, education, government, religious, sports, streaming, and visual radio studios. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix is a trademark of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Made in USA.

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SunBriteTV’s Outdoor Televisions are the Centerpiece of Any Luxury Outdoor Living Space

SB-5570HD-WH-Angle15BEVERLY HILLS, California, October 14, 2014 — An immediate sign of both luxury and an appreciation for cutting-edge technology, SunBriteTV Signature Series weatherproof televisions are playing a pivotal role in the surging outdoor living trend. SunBriteTV’s weatherproof televisions, along with a host of other outdoor furnishings including kitchens, fireplaces, high-end grills and speakers, all contribute to the luxurious and dynamic ambience that draws people to gather on patios, decks, balconies and other areas beyond the living room. In addition to providing attractive and comfortable social settings, studies have shown a significant increase in blended indoor/outdoor living as homeowners look to add long-term value to their properties.

“We’ve seen explosive sales growth in the last few years,” said Jonathan Johnson, Director of Brand Marketing, SunBriteTV. “Our consumer research shows that not only is a SunBriteTV often the first outdoor living product purchased, but it’s the first of several furnishings. A SunBriteTV is the centerpiece of the outdoor living area, so layout of other items often follows its position.”

With an ultra-slim 3.5” profile, improved durability and brighter LED panels, SunBriteTV’s new Signature Series 55” outdoor television (SB-5570HD) represents its most advanced offering yet. Available in three colors, the SB-5570HD can also be deck, wall or pole-mounted to complement any environment. The SB-5570HD is priced at $4,095 MSRP. 32”, 46”, and 65” sizes are also available.

Designed for permanent outdoor installation, the SB-5570HD is superior to indoor televisions when it comes to both performance and safety. Specialized gaskets and insulated electronics seal out foreign materials such as dust, moisture or insects. Powder-coated, rust-proof aluminum exterior cabinets are engineered for durability and protect against severe weather. Internal temperature regulation systems maintain flawless performance in temperatures from -24° to 122° Fahrenheit.

Visit SunBriteTV at the Beverly Hills Luxury Technology Show to see the SB-5507HD in-person and learn more about how SunBriteTV outdoor televisions compliment any outdoor entertainment area.

For more information on SunBriteTV please visit www.SunBriteTV.com or call the sales department directly at 866.357.8688.

Follow SunBriteTV on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SunBriteTV

About SunBriteTV
SunBriteTV engineers and manufactures award-winning televisions and displays built specifically for outdoor use. SunBriteTV developed the industry’s first all-weather TV in 2004 and its products have been time-tested in home installations, outdoor sports arenas, restaurants, hotels, amusement parks, colleges, and airports. All models are available through SunBriteTV’s network of Authorized Dealers. To inquire about becoming an Authorized Dealer, contact SunBriteTV at 866.357.8688, or visit the Dealer Inquiry page at www.SunBriteTV.com.

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Masque Sound Custom Audio Equipment Package Shines Light on the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell New Musical, Bright Star

SAN DIEGO, CA, OCTOBER 14, 2014 – When Sound Designer Nevin Steinberg was in search of a stellar sound system for Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s world premiere American musical, Bright Star, he turned to Masque Sound, a leading theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design company, to provide a dynamic custom audio equipment package.The cast of the world premiere of Bright Star. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Playing at the San Diego Old Globe Theatre and inspired by Martin and Brickell’s Grammy® Award-winning collaboration Love Has Come For You, Bright Star features 20 new songs and tells a beguiling tale that unfolds in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between 1923 and 1945. Billy Cane, a young soldier who just returned from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together, they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives. Tony Award®-winning director Walter Bobbie makes his Old Globe Theatre debut with this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star.

“Working with such legendary and talented artists, there was a lot of pressure to deliver something special in the sound design that would capture the excitement of Steve and Edie’s latest creative venture,” says Steinberg. “The show’s music is rooted in bluegrass, which isn’t typical for a theatre setting, so I knew that the sound system designed to communicate this music couldn’t be typical either. The show called for something with incredible warmth and high resolution in order to properly convey this music to the audience, which proved to be one of the project’s biggest challenges.”
Wayne Alan Wilcox as Jimmy Ray Dobbs and Carmen Cusack as Alice Murphy in the world premiere of Bright Star. Photo by Joan Marcus.
For Steinberg, part of overcoming this challenge was deciphering which loudspeaker system would best deliver the show’s bluegrass tunes. “When choosing a loudspeaker system, it was important to take into account the different brands of speaker systems currently on the market and the pros and cons of each when fitted into the Old Globe Theatre’s specific layout,” adds Steinberg.

After careful deliberation, and drawing from personal listening experience, Steinberg chose Alcons Audio’s speaker technology. “Alcons Audio is one of the only companies to have successfully incorporated ribbon drivers into its line array systems, which is an incredible feat,” Steinberg says. “The resolution is very high, and, overall, the speakers help to raise the quality we can expect of the audio re-production. Though Alcons Audio is a relative newcomer to the theatre market, once I connected the company with Masque Sound, the team there made sure that the Alcons Audio system was properly prepped in the shop to fit seamlessly with the rest of my custom audio equipment package.”

Aside from the intricacies of the show’s music compositions, the split orchestra also posed a challenge. Bright Star’s orchestra is composed of nine musicians—five play acoustic instruments onstage, while an additional four play from a remote location off-stage. To make matters even more complicated, the musicians onstage perform on a moving platform. The staging and movement prevented the use of any trailing cable, so the sound system, including all instrumentation, amplification and monitoring components, had to be wireless. Furthermore, IEMs and an Aviom system were required to synthesize the remote musicians and onstage orchestra into one, coherent group.
Wayne Alan Wilcox as Jimmy Ray Dobbs and Carmen Cusack as Alice Murphy with the cast of the world premiere of Bright Star. Photo by Joan Marcus.
To bring Steinberg’s vision for the orchestra to life, Masque Sound provided eight channels of Sennheiser Digital 9000 Wireless Microphone Systems. “The Sennheiser 9000 has been a game changer,” says Steinberg. “It sounds so good, we forget that it’s wireless. While working on the designing the show, I was keen to try some other new equipment, which is why I was thrilled when Masque Sound connected me to K-array, which supplied me with a low-profile speaker system for stage monitoring. I had been enthusiastic about their products for just such an application. Masque Sound has always bent over backwards to help me forge relationships with new manufacturers and, subsequently, keep me abreast of the latest audio equipment developments. This is a perfect example of a situation in which I had a wish list and Masque Sound helped turn those wishes into reality.”

Additionally, Masque Sound supplied Steinberg with a DiGiCo SD10T Live Digital Console, DPA 4011 microphones for the remote orchestra, additional Sennheiser wireless systems and DPA lavalier microphones for the cast and Shure UHF-R® Wireless Microphone Systems for a few of the instruments on the bandstand, as well as Sennheiser in-ear monitor systems.

“Masque Sound is part of a great audio team assembled for this production, which includes our mixing engineer, Scott Sanders, and my longtime associate, Jason Crystal, who each played an integral part in ensuring the show’s success,” adds Steinberg. “And the staff and crew at the Old Globe Theatre have been great to work with throughout this journey. I can’t wait to see what happens next with this beautiful show.”

Bright Star runs through November 2 at the Old Globe Theatre.

About Masque Sound
Founded in 1936 by a trio of Broadway stagehands, Masque Sound evolved into one of NYC’s most successful theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design companies specializing in theatrical, house of worship, sporting, corporate, TV broadcast and live concert events. Celebrating more than 75 years in the industry, the company is lead by Geoff Shearing, the firm’s 3rd generation owner, and Vice President and General Manager Stephanie Hansen. The company also operates Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems, a leader in the development and implementation of wireless technology. Credits range from major Broadway shows and tours including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Newsies,” “Once” and “Kinky Boots” to yearly Super Bowl broadcasts and installations of varying sizes, including New York’s New Victory Theater and historic St. Bartholomew’s Church. Masque Sound’s 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and main assembly facility is located at 21 East Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. For more information, call (201) 939-8666 or visit www.MasqueSound.com.

HARMAN’s Martin Professional Now Shipping RUSH DC 1 Aqua™ LED Fixture For Nightclub and DJ Effects

MARTIN_RUSH DC1 AquaAARHUS, Denmark — Underscoring its commitment to providing cost-effective lighting for the installation market, HARMAN’s Martin Professional today announced the RUSH DC 1 Aqua™ LED light for nightclub and DJ effects is now shipping. The ultra-compact yet powerful DC 1 Aqua combines Martin’s advanced LED technology with a host of additional innovative features to project vibrant aquatic decoration effects.

Ideal for nightclubs, bars and other entertainment venues, the RUSH DC 1 Aqua provides bright and compact LED water effect lighting for washes through crowds, lounges, across walls and above bar counters. The fixture features full electronic dimming, variable manual focus, variable effect speed/direction control and five selectable colors, including open white and split color options.

“We understand the challenges integrators face when designing lighting solutions for entertainment and leisure environments,” said Mark Buss, Product Manager, RUSH by Martin. “The DC 1 Aqua continues the high-performance and affordable approach our RUSH by Martin solutions are renowned for. This allows integrators to provide their clients with the highest quality effect lighting at the most cost-effective price point.”

Powered by a 75-Watt LED engine, the DC 1 Aqua offers a variety of color moods and effects, from chill to warm and from a silent trickle to a surging waterfall. The fixture features a beam angle of 40 degrees and has a minimum LED lifetime of 50,000 hours.

Additionally, the luminaire is housed in a high-impact and flame-retardant thermoplastic and comes standard with a bracket for surface or truss mounting.

Martin Professional will showcase the RUSH DC 1 Aqua at the 2014 LDI Expo on November 17 – 23 in the Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth #928).

For more information on Martin’s RUSH DC1 Aqua, please visit the product section on www.martin.com.

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.

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Atlanta-Based Composer/Sound Designer Feels ‘At Home’ With Yamaha NUAGE

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—John Penn is an independent film/music composer, 3D sound designer, producer, media-tech entrepreneur, and owner of Undercurrent Labs, the company he founded in 2011. Part of the Atlanta tech community, the company is focused on virtual and augmented reality and content development for web and mobile applications. Working with several innovative companies that are pushing the boundaries on immersive surround, a networked infrastructure is key to the Company’s development. A software and content development company, it is focused on enterprise mobile apps for the MedTech and streaming video markets, and also currently developing augmented reality and location aware technology for mobile devices to help medical device manufacturers and hospitals reduce the risk of accidents, complications, and costs of operating complex medical equipment.

“I believe music is an important form of medicine and I’ve been researching the application of 3D sound and music as a more natural application to improve medical conditions that affect the brain, nervous system, and chronic pain conditions. Harnessing song, sound frequencies, and rhythm as another tool in treating physical ailments is an emerging field, states Penn. Fundamentally, our biological existence is closely tied to vibrational energy, and tapping into 3D space and other dimensions that is hard for us to consciously perceive, but our core being understands, can ultimately render medically beneficial outcomes previously not thought possible. There is a connection between dimensional sound vibration, m-theory physics, and medicine that we have barely scratched the surface on.”

Penn says the company’s strategy to provide full-service and on-time delivery is built on the best network infrastructure available for audio and video that helps to scale dynamically to each project with post-production talent, workflow, and equipment. For that reason, Undercurrent Labs purchased the new Yamaha NUAGE Advanced Production DAW System. “I was sharing my studio upgrade plans with my brother Mark, also a Nuendo user, and had just seen the Yamaha announcement for NUAGE. “For years, we waited for the right control surface for Nuendo, so when we saw the pictures and specs for NUAGE, we knew the wait was over.”

NUAGE dealer RSPE recommended a demo, and so Penn reached out to Yamaha’s Chris Hinson for that purpose. “You don’t have a real appreciation of the presence and feel of NUAGE just by looking at pictures until you see it in person, touching the surface and realizing the freedom of not being confined to a box of semiconductors. Sitting at the NUAGE console and looking at the new Nuendo 6, I actually felt at home again, in a musical sense. The design is that good!”

The collaboration of Yamaha and Steinberg to harmonize the workflow of an established DAW like Cubase/Nuendo and Yamaha’s deep portfolio of digital mixers and their combined design and engineering philosophy helped Penn to affirm NUAGE as a great result, since he was already comfortable with Nuendo since Version 2 and the Yamaha 01V and 01V96 mixers. “It is kind of like mixing peanut butter and chocolate, for most folks, you’re going to get something great.”

Penn said he put NUAGE to the challenge on its maiden voyage in his surround mix room where he served as supervising sound mixer for Hollywood veteran actor and director, Tommy Ford (Martin on Fox; New York Undercover, UPN; The Parkers), editor Kevin Christopher, producer Shannon Nash and executive producer Bryant Scott of Tyscot Films, for a new film being released this year entitled “Switching Lanes”, starring Michael Lerner (GLEE), Marla Maples (Executive Decision), Terri J Vaughn (Steve Harvey Show), Victoria Staley (Raising Izzy), Doc Shaw (House of Payne, Pair of Kings), LisaRaye McCoy (All of Us, Single Ladies), and Fred Hammond, talented gospel artist, musician and friend of Penn’s from the Detroit music scene.

“Nuendo’s ADR mode enables me to accomplish more in vocal and Foley sessions by allowing multiple takes in one batch for scenes, providing more freedom for greater spontaneity in performance by the artist and guidelines from the director or producer, says Penn. “I’m currently test driving Yamaha’s Rio 32-channel I/O box to remotely control the head amplifiers from either the NUAGE Master and Fader control surfaces, by-passing my analog patch bay and cable snakes.”

“Touch is everything to me when I’m in a creative vibe, a real break from flat glass. I love the natural texture of the hand rest, stainless steel jog wheel and the frame accurate precision it provides as I nudge video or audio tracks. Designing in 3D space in real-time on a Sci-Fi Q-Bik Muz soundtrack “PsychoPlasmic” was nearly impossible without JL Cooper’s Surround Panner, enabling three axis of control and automation manipulating audio objects around 9 monitors. The integration of NUAGE to manage 3D audio for real-time 3D motion graphics for live video production, animation, and content branding, using virtual sets, and augmented reality, brings a level of creative collaboration to Georgia usually exclusive to LA and UK studios,” adds Penn.

“One of my film dialog editors, Elliot Glenn, a Pro Tools user said he never thought he’d be able to learn a new DAW using a control surface specifically created for that DAW. The integrated approach Yamaha has perfected not only sped up the learning curve but revealed many features of Nuendo sometimes hidden in software. Believe me when I say that the NUAGE integration with Nuendo is truly seamless.”

Penn is currently working on several projects including music scoring, sound design and technical consulting for his daughter, Maya Penn whose animation series has captivated a vast audience of tweens and adults alike. He is also producing an EP for an indie rock band The Endangered Species, producing and composing the first Q-Bik Muz sci-fi film and music release entitled “Anti-Gravity Machine.” “It’ll be a lot of fun as I’m approaching this music project from the POV of a film director and sound designer focusing on next generation audio that includes both surround, layered height channels, and 3D space including Soundfield, Auro 3D, Dolby Atmos and 3D Link.”

For more information on Undercurrent Labs, visit www.undercurrentlabs.com.

For more information on NUAGE, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the sound reinforcement, touring, broadcast, commercial recording, and post-production markets with a complete line of digital mixers, amplifiers, speakers, processors, networking capabilities, and NUAGE Advanced Production DAW System. YCAS is also the official North American distributor for NEXO speaker products. With the new CIS Series that includes ceiling and surface mount speakers, mixer and power amplifiers, and matrix processors, the Company furthers is commitment to their commercial installation solutions customers. All market sectors receive comprehensive in-house/field product training, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

VALLEY INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CENTER SELECTS D.A.S. AUDIO

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San Benito, TX – October 2014… Just a short drive from the Mexican border and southeast of the city of McAllen, Valley International Christian Center (VICC) recently opened a new, almost 70,000 square foot sanctuary. This state-of-the-art church is the largest house of worship in the Rio Grande Valley and, in 2013, was recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in America by Outreach Magazine. Music plays a vital role in VICC’s worship services and, to ensure a high level of speech intelligibility and excellent music reproduction characteristics, church officials recently gave the green light to the deployment of a new sound reinforcement system drawn from the catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio. more

LECTROSONICS ASPEN SERIES PROCESSOR PROVES INTEGRAL TO TRINITY-BY-THE-COVE EPISCOPAL CHURCH RENOVATION

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**** Photo: Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church ****

Naples, FL – October, 2014… With a history dating back to 1949—when worship services were held on the porch of the original Naples Beach Hotel— Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church is a small, beautifully maintained and picturesque house of worship originally designed by Palm Beach architect Howard Major. The church recently completed a significant renovation that includes a substantial upgrade of the sound reinforcement system in the sanctuary. And at the heart of that new system is Aspen Series signal processing drawn from the catalog of Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more

Continued Market Growth Spurs Promotions for Biamp Systems in the Americas

Sales team expertise continues to develop, delivering the depth of knowledge needed more

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Outkast FOH Engineer Sold on Long-Throw Power of Meyer Sound LEO

outkastHip hop legends Outkast recently completed their summer tour with three sellout hometown shows in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park. Dubbed “#ATLast,” the 20,000-plus crowds were supported by a Meyer Sound LEO™ linear large-scale reinforcement system as specified by FOH engineer Darcy Khan.

“The first time I’d mixed with LEO was earlier this summer at the Montreux Jazz Festival,” says Khan. “I loved the way it sounded. It was astonishingly clear, with no phasing issues, and I could walk from the stage all the way to the back and hear a nice, even wall of sound. A few weeks later, I mixed on another LEO system at the Osheaga Festival in Montreal, where I experienced the system’s long-throw power. That sold me. I knew I wanted a LEO rig for Atlanta.”

Supplied by VER Tour Sound, the Atlanta system deployed main arrays of 14-each LEO-M and side arrays of eight-each LYON™ linear line array loudspeakers. Three delay towers comprised eight MICA™ line array loudspeakers each, while 12 MINA loudspeakers provided front fill. Low end was supplied by 12 flown and 18 ground-stacked 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements. A Galileo® Callisto™ loudspeaker management system with three Galileo Callisto 616 and three Galileo Callisto 616 AES array processors provided system drive and optimization.

According to Khan, the linear characteristics of LEO helped him to maintain sonic consistency despite the extreme dynamics of Outkast’s sound. “Even if you spend all day tuning the PA, when the show starts, the crowd gets going, and you push it up to 110 dB SPL, many PA systems start to change,” he points out. “So I’m constantly fighting the mix, and that’s frustrating. But with LEO, I always hear the same qualities in the mix, whether during a soft part or going full on. It’s always even, so I can just mix and not worry about the system.”

Khan was also impressed by the musicality of the 1100-LFC loudspeakers. “I like to feel the low end, but I also want to hear the unique sound of the instruments, like the Roland TR-808 drum machine. With the 1100-LFC, I can hear that tonality all the way down to 30 or 40 Hz.”

Representing VER on-site were project manager Kyle Shepherd and system engineers Erik Rogers and Chad Fuller. Logistics were orchestrated by VER Tour Sound’s Ralph Mastrangelo and Chance Stahlhut.

Khan mixed Outkast on a DiGiCo SD10 digital console while the band used Shure UHF-R wireless microphone systems, with Antwan “Big Boi” Patton on a Sennheiser SKM 5200 wireless microphone. Monitors were mixed on a DiGiCo SD5 digital console, with the band using Shure PSM 1000 IEM systems.

Outkast have won six Grammy Awards and sold over 25 million albums. The “#ATLast” event was their first concert appearance in Atlanta in more than a decade.

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