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grandMA Proves Purr-Fect Choice For Pussycat Dolls’ World Tour

PussycatLD Scott Warner is putting the lighting console through its paces on the Pussycat Dolls’ world tour, which is now playing dates in the UK and Europe. A.C.T. Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Shure Energizes Springsteen at Super Bowl XLIII

SpringsteenSHURE ENERGIZES SPRINGSTEEN AT SUPER BOWL XLIII

TAMPA, FL, February 1, 2009—Fireworks and a capacity crowd at Raymond James Stadium helped propel Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band through a high-energy halftime gambol at this year’s Super Bowl, during which The Boss ripped through standards, including “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Born to Run,” and “Glory Days,” tossing in the title cut from his new album, “Working on a Dream” among them just to keep an even strain on things. Taking the stage with 32 channels of wireless, Springsteen called upon vocal mics for the performance supplied by Niles, Illinois-based Shure Incorporated in the form of UHF-R® handheld transmitters topped withSM58 ®capsules. more

SYMETRIX STARS IN HOLLYWOOD’S FAMOUS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

hollywood_umc.JPGHOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 2009: Built in 1920s, Hollywood United Methodist Church is a Tinseltown landmark of gothic beauty and reverent peace nestled amid the bustle of the neighborhood’s famous Hollywood & Highland district, just a block away from the Kodak Theater. Its architecture was inspired by Westminster Abbey and has provided the backdrop for Whoopi Goldberg’s “Sister Act,” in addition to hundreds of scenes in other movies. Hollywood UMC has survived all of those shoots without tarnish, and a buffeted foundation has left it undamaged despite all of Los Angeles’ earthquakes. more

ATK AUDIOTEK USES FOUR YAMAHA PM1D DIGITAL CONSOLES AT GRAMMY® AWARDS

grammy-awards2009yamaha-pm1d.JPGBUENA Park, Calif.─ The 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards (CBS) held on February 8th at the Staple Center in Los Angeles had a performance line up and duets by the likes of Coldplay and Jay-Z; Al Green, Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake and Boyz II Men performing ‘Let’s Stay Together’; the Jonas Brothers pairing with Stevie Wonder; Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus; Paul McCartney and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl; as well as performances by Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, and many others. ATK Audiotek (Valencia, Ca.) once again provided live audio production and, once again, chose four Yamaha PM1D digital audio consoles, two at front of house and two for the monitor mix. more

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HaiVision and Zixi Provide First Low-Latency HD (1080i) Video Transmissions Over Public Internet

MONTREAL and BOSTON — Feb. 11, 2009 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-performance H.264 HD and SD video codecs, and Zixi LLC, the world’s leading supplier of HD Instant Video Delivery Network (IVDN) products, today announced the first successful broadcast of live HD video over the public Internet. more

NEUTRIK USA HELPS NEWMEDIAGEAR.COM UPGRADE TO HD VIDEO PODCASTS WITH PRODUCT DONATION

NewMediaGearORLANDO, FL – After three years and more than 300 audio broadcasts, NewMediaGear.com, producer of gear-related weekly audio Podcasts, is integrating HD video production along with its audio Podcasts, for a mix of rich media content development and distribution. Neutrik USA has donated several products to ease the company’s transition to HD video.

“Video gives us a tremendous advantage because now we are able to show products in great detail,? says Mark Jensen, General Manager and Host of NewMediaGear.com. “When we decided to make the transition to HD, Neutrik was the natural choice, as they contributed to the audio connectivity of Studio1A a few years back. Since then we have branded Studio1A as a Neutrik-only studio.? more

THE BLUE MAN GROUP DRUMS UP NEW REHEARSAL SPACE WITH AURALEX ACOUSTICS

Blue Man Group - 1NEW YORK, NY – Auralex Acoustics, Inc. is creating performance art of its own in the Blue Man Groups’ newest rehearsal space with its best-selling acoustical treatment products. The internationally successful group recently moved into its new NYC recording and rehearsal facility and immediately recognized the need to balance the acoustics of the space, specifically the voice over booth and the live performance room. more

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Fat Frogs Join More Than A Million People On The Mall In Washington For Obama Inaugration

MallIt was a historic occasion. More than a million people turned out on the Mall in Washington, D.C. to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama. It was perhaps not as well known that 11 Fat Frogs were there too, controlling fixtures from Christie Lites, which, last November, supported Obama’s victory speech in Chicago’s Grant Park. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of Zero88 in North America.

“We were very fortunate to have two career-milestone gigs,” says Robert A. Roth, of Christie Lites, about the victory speech and Mall events. “They were very rewarding personally and professionally.” more

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Robert Juliat Lights Innovative Display Technology At New England Patriots Hall Of Fame

PatriotsRobert Juliat Quincy profiles play a key role in the new Hall at Patriot Place, a unique sports and educational experience showcasing the history of the New England Patriots and housing the team’s Hall of Fame. The venue, adjacent to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, includes four 30-foot (9.14m) high Magink pylons whose digital displays highlight the careers of each Hall of Famer via video, still images and text information. more

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QSC SET TO LAUNCH NEW CSM SERIES

CSMTrio of new stage monitors joins company’s top-of-the-line catalog of concert sound offerings

COSTA MESA, CA, February 9, 2009—QSC’s new CSM Series stage monitors are set to make their industry debut. Representing the latest additions to the Costa Mesa, California-based manufacturer’s catalog of premium concert sound products, the CSM Series comprises three models: the CSM10, CSM12, and CSM15. more

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