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GAND CONCERT SOUND USES LARGEST NEXO GEO T RIG FOR YOUTH OF AMERICA

youth-of-america-superdome-nexo-geo-t.jpgGLENVIEW, Ill.⎯Gand Concert Sound of Glenview, Illinois recently provided a NEXO GEO T, GEO S, CD18 subs, PS15, PS10 and PS 8 monitors for the Evangelical Lutheran Youth of America Gathering held at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA. The event ran from July 22 thru 26, in addition to a five-day load in and set up, and was attended by 38,000 teenagers from all over the world. Music acts included Skillet, Group 1 Crew, the Katinas, rapper Agape, and Peter Mayer from the Jimmy Buffet Band. Sunday morning featured a musical mass with Lutheran Bishop Mark Hanson including communion for 37,000.

Known as ‘The NEXO Guys’, the event utilized the largest NEXO GEO T Tangent Array system ever flown in North America, beating the previous record set by Gand at the Atlanta Dome for Elton John. The rig consisted of 60 more

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Sabine Names Thorvin Electronics As New Canadian Distributor

thorvin.jpgAlachua, Florida––Sabine Inc. has named Thorvin Electronics Inc. as exclusive Canadian distributor for their professional audio, microphone and wireless systems products effective August 1, 2009.

Thorvin Electronics will be handling all sales, marketing, service and support for Canada with Sabine products being displayed at the PAL Show, August 23-24, at the International Centre in Toronto, Booth 4816.

“We have been following the Sabine products for a very long time. Their technology has changed the way we look at audio design in the systems integration market. We look forward to developing an even better brand reputation here in Canada,� stated Wilf Langevin, president of Thorvin Electronics Inc.

“With their professionalism and 35 years experience, I have no doubt that Thorvin Electronics will bring a new level of support to Sabine technologies as well as our Canadian clientele,� added Doran Oster founder, CEO more

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Inaugural Recording Industry Poker Tournament a Big Success

Winner Joe Peluso Picks TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251 As His Grand Prize.
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Pictured is the final moment at the final table of the inaugural Recording Industry Poker Tournament held at The Village in Los Angeles. At right foreground is grand prize winner Joe Peluso, senior staff engineer at Record Plant recording studios, and winner of the grand prize TELEFUNKEN Ela M 251 large diaphragm tube microphone. Photo by David Goggin.

In this time of economic uncertainty, recording industry members united for an afternoon of fun, competing for pro-audio gear while benefiting local children’s charity Sound Art LA. More than 100 players and spectators from across the recording industry came out to place their bets at the Village Recorder in West LA in an event that invited everyone from the audio industry to mingle, network and win gear from TELEFUNKEN, more

Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium Upgrade Control Rooms with PhantomFocus System™

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— Two hallmarks of Music City turn to the PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol as the platform for critical listening —

NASHVILLE, TN, July 28, 2009 — Music City’s iconic Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium are the latest additions to the growing number studios who have chosen to upgrade their control room monitoring with the Carl Tatz Design (CTD) PhantomFocus System™, bringing the total to over forty to date. The announcement was made by Carl Tatz of the Carl Tatz Design group, and further underscores a trend in commercial and private recording studios employing the PhantomFocus System room tuning protocol to create a critical listening environment.

The implementation of the CTD PhantomFocus System allows an end user’s speakers of choice to perform beyond the manufacturer’s specifications, correcting boundary and room mode effects and rendering a truly accurate more

MERCY HIGH SCHOOL FINDS CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES WITH LECTROSONICS

mmiceli_hi.jpgMiddletown, CT – July 2009… Nothing hinders a play, a musical, or other activities faster than audio feedback, insufficient levels, and similar sound system challenges. Until recently, these were the overbearing concerns that made students, faculty, and administrators cringe when it was time for one of Mercy High School’s various functions. After determining they’d had enough, school officials decided to rectify the situation. Much to the surprise and delight of all involved, the remedy to this unpleasant state of affairs was well within reach—in the form of the DM1624 Digital Automatic Matrix Mixer from Lectrosonics. more

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Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Appoints Kimmel as Mixer Product Manager

kevin-kimmel-yamaha-mixer-prod-mgr.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has appointed Kevin Kimmel to the position of mixer product manager, effective July 20. In his new position, Kimmel will be responsible for product training, the implementation of marketing and support programs, and recommendations for mixing console product design from the North American market to the research and development team in Japan. He will report to Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.

For three decades, Kimmel has been an audio mixer, system designer, recording engineer, and most recently held the position of Assistant Technical Director at Disneyland. He was also monitor engineer for Tower of Power’s “Soul Vaccination Tourâ€? and was the front of house engineer for Luis Miguel’s “Aries” and “Segundo Romance” world tours. Kimmel served as production mixer on several shows for ESPN, and worked more

HOLOPHONE’S® PORTAMIC 5.1 NOMINATED FOR TEC AWARD

Offers Point and Shoot 5.1 Surround Recording Option at an Aggressive Price Point

ONTARIO, CANADA, JULY 29, 2009 — Holophone ®, the leading manufacturer of surround microphones, is pleased to announce that its ground-breaking PortaMic 5.1 camera-mountable surround microphone has been nominated for the MIX Foundation’s Technical Excellence & Creativity Award (TEC) in the Mic Technology/Studio category. more

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LINEAR ACOUSTIC EXPANDS REACH IN EMEA MARKET WITH ADDITION OF ROBERT NICHOLAS AS DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

linear-acoustic-robert-nicholas.jpgLANCASTER, PA – Linear Acoustic, the leading authority in loudness control and upmixing solutions for digital television, announces the hiring of Robert Nicholas as director of business development for the EMEA market. An industry veteran with a background in audio engineering and technology product development, Nicholas has proven success working with major professional broadcast and pro A/V manufacturers and integrators in the region. Nicholas will work to further the Linear Acoustic brand and presence abroad, contributing to the company’s ongoing success overseas. more

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Riverbend Centre Hosts NEXO Event, Rayvon Performs

riverbend-nexo-rayvon.jpgAustin, Tx⎯Riverbend Centre is Austin’s newest alternative performing arts center located in the Texas Hill Country. The Centre is a multi-purpose venue that plays host to musical groups, theatrical productions, television specials, corporate and private events, and conventions.

Inspired by his extensive travels through the Holy Lands, Dr. Gerald Mann envisioned a modern version of a Greco-Roman amphitheatre offering the intimacy and symmetry of those timeless venues. In 1997, Overland Partners was commissioned by the Riverbend Church to design and build the multi award-winning building.

Designed in a classical style, the venue seats over 2,300. Recently, the Centre played host to a special NEXO presentation by FILO Pro Audio of Austin, Texas. Accustomed to holding many high-end events in the venue, Riverbend was set up for a demonstration of a NEXO GEO S 12 System with NX 4×4 amplifiers and a Yamaha more

JBL LSR Studio Monitors Help Eddie Kramer Bring The Sound Of Woodstock To The Next Generation

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of arguably the most significant musical event in history, Warner Home Video has released “Woodstock: 40th Anniversary—Ultimate Collector’s Edition� on Blu-Ray disc. The release features a re-mastered director’s cut of the original film, including many previously unreleased performances. Legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, who engineered the original recordings that captured the 1969 event, was called by Warner to mix this wealth of previously material. For the project, Kramer relied on a 5.1 JBL LSR6300 studio monitor system to bring the tracks to life in Capitol Records Studio C control room.

According to Kramer, “The original recording during the festival was pretty scary in the sense that there was no communication between the stage and myself in what was essentially a tractor-trailer,� Kramer said. “We had to mix everything on the fly, so the first song in each set was basically an experiment in identifying where more

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