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Press Releases For : June 26, 2008

Space Shuttle Orbits With SM11

Space Shuttle Discovery SHURE SM11 MICROPHONE GOES INTO ORBIT

When Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off on May 31, a Shure SM11 microphone went along for the ride, just as it has for years, but it wasn’t used in a conventional manner as most microphones are used, however.

The SM11 is part of a system that collects samples of exhaust gases from the Shuttle orbiter’s propulsion system aft fuselage area to sense any gas leaks in the plumbing. During ascent, an SM11 Microphone mounted inside a system electronics box, picks up the sound generated from the orbiter propulsion area at launch. Its output signal controls equipment that triggers a sequencing of pyro-valve devices that enable air samples to enter each of 6 vacuum bottles at various times during the ascent. The collected gas samples are later analyzed after the orbiter returns to Earth. Having this data can save maintenance and inspection hours. (more…)

Press Releases For : June 25, 2008

Seether/Flyleaf Tour Turns it Up With QSC

QSC’s HPR122i loudspeakersHEADROOM FOR DAYS
Seether, Flyleaf turn it up with QSC

LADSON, SC—Regardless of whether you want to call it alternative, post-grunge, or pure, unapologetic rock ‘n’ roll, the onstage results of the musical pairing of Seether and Flyleaf landed here in South Carolina in May at the Exchange Park Ladson Fairgrounds to test the mettle of Live Event Solutions, a Conyers, Georgia sound company just over five months old. (more…)

Patti Smith: In Shure She Trusts…

Patti SmithOFTEN IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED
Shure endorser Patti Smith accepts no substitutes for her Shure SM58

NEW YORK, NY, June 3, 2008 — Proto-punk pioneer, spiritual lost child of Rimbaud, Blake, and Burroughs, a woman whose intense poetry and aggressive rock music sent shock waves through the New York underground in the ’70s: After 61 years of memories, loss, triumphs, and wayward adventures, Patti Smith is still a restless cauldron of ideas, and throughout her legendary career onstage and in the studio, she has yet to choose anything else but a Shure SM58 for vocals. (more…)

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SK Macdonald Celebrates 75 Years With Shure

SK MACDONALD CELEBRATES 75 YEARS WITH SHURE

NILES, IL, June 18, 2008 — This year, one of Shure Incorporated’s channel partners, SK Macdonald, is celebrating its 75th year as a Shure sales representative. Samuel K. Macdonald established the firm in 1926, about a year after S.N. Shure founded the Shure Radio Company, and began its partnership with Shure in 1933. (more…)

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Shure Wireless Seminars Go East

SHURE WIRELESS SEMINARS HEAD EAST
Dealer Events Continue To Be Popular

NILES, IL, June 18, 2008 – Shure Incorporated recently staged Advanced Wireless Seminars in four cities in the Southeast. The Company is staging the events in cities around the U.S. for its dealers and technicians from major venues. This leg of the tour included stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Orlando, and Miami. (more…)

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Recipients of NSCA Member Awards Announced

NSCA CELEBRATES MEMBERS WHO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND
Members receive awards at NSCA Membership Breakfast

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, June 26, 2008 — NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson presented awards to winners of the Educator of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and Volunteer of the Year at the Annual Meeting of the Membership and Industry Forum on June 18 during InfoComm 08. (more…)

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CREATE SENNHEISER’S SOUND – ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT!

sound_logo.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2008: You hear them and they stick in your memory: sound logos are to the ear, what a visual symbol is to the eye. So what does an ‘audio specialist’ sound like? That’s precisely what Sennheiser wants to find out, with the help of its wide base of creative customers. Through July 17, 2008, Sennheiser is hosting a sound logo competition in which fans all over the globe can submit audio clips that encapsulate their idea of the “Sennheiser sound,” one of which will be chosen as Sennheiser’s official acoustic trademark. The chosen finalist will take home 5,000 euros, as well as an optional 30,000 euros if Sennheiser acquires unlimited rights to use the winning logo. (more…)

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Coemar Infinity Wash XLs Accelerate The Action As R.E.M Tour Lights Canada, U.S. And Europe Through The Roof

REMFor the R.E.M. tour launched this past May in Vancouver, lighting designer/director/programmer Susanne Sasic brought Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights into brilliant interplay as support of the band’s latest album, Accelerate, continues.

Designing a frame of lights around a set of five Mitrix video screens plus two soft LED panels, Sasic set out to create a “skyline? of video which forms the centerpiece of her basic design. Infinity Wash XL lights, 1400w with a full range of features including a CMY color mixing system and an entire spectrum of effects, seemed perfectly targeted toward this latest succession of concerts presented by the Athens, GA-based legendary alternative rock ensemble. (more…)

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Press Releases For : June 24, 2008

YAMAHA TO MAKE AN OFFER TO ACQUIRE THE CONTROL OF FRENCH SPEAKER COMPANY NEXO S.A.

BUENA PARK, Calif.─Yamaha Corporation Japan has announced that its Board of Directors, at their meeting held on June 19, 2008, has decided to make an offer to the founders of NEXO S.A. (Headquarters: Parc du Pré de la Dame Jeanne, 60128 Plailly, France; Registered with the Senlis Trade and Companies Registry [“Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés?] under number 317 272 540; President: Michael Johnson; Hereinafter, NEXO) to acquire all of their shares of NEXO. (more…)

Harman Pro Group Tapped by Panasonic Systems Integration for Cinema Audio at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas

cinema-expo_1.jpgUnderscoring the unmatched performance and flexibility of Harman Pro Cinema Products, Panasonic Systems Integration has chosen JBL ScreenArray® loudspeakers and Crown DSi amplifiers for the Cinema system at The Mezzanine Showroom in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. (more…)

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