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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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AES LIVE SOUND EVENTS: WHITE SPACES TO GREEN TOURING

aes-127-live-sound-co-chair-henry-cohen.jpgWireless Advice, Loud Speaker Design, Mic Dressing and (Much) More

NEW YORK: Reflecting the exponential growth of Live Sound as an increasingly significant component in the health of the pro audio industry, 127th AES Convention Live Sound co-chairs Henry Cohen and Mac Kerr have devised a broad program of critical events designed to keep the “Road Warriors” fully on top of their game. Presentations run the gamut from a timely assessment of the White Spaces issue to innovations for meeting the increasingly urgent need for compliance with the Green Movement.

Live Sound Programs include:

The Greening of the Band: Green Touring Solutions for the Live Engineer: AES Education Committee Vice Chair John Krivit – The Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Guster, Jack Johnson, Barenaked Ladies, Sheryl Crow and many other top artists are incorporating practices to reduce the environmental impact more

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JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays And Sound Image Drive Clapton/Winwood North American Tour

Two of rock’s most legendary British performers, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, recently reunited to tour North America. Premier rental firm Sound Image supplied JBL VERTEC® line arrays powered by Crown amplifiers to ensure adequate output power, fidelity and coverage for the high-profile project. Industry veteran and Clapton’s longtime live sound engineer Robert Collins handled mixing duties at front of house.

A sell-out reunion date at New York’s Madison Square Garden last year paved the way for the 2009 “Two Legends, One Live Experience� tour, which spanned 14 cities in 20 days, beginning at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey and culminating at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The nightly set list included several songs from the classic 1969 album Blind Faith, which Clapton and Winwood recorded with bandmates Ginger Baker and Rick Grech.

The live sound reinforcement system for the just-completed tour more

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Universiade Celebrates Three Anniversaries With Diverse Range Of JBL Loudspeakers

In preparation for one of the world’s most famous sporting events, systems integration firm Studio Berar outfitted 13 sports venues in Serbia with JBL loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers for the 2009 Summer Universiade games.

The Universiade is an international event that hosts university athletes from around the world. This year’s Summer Universiade took place from July 1 to July 12 in Belgrade, Serbia. It hosted more than 9,000 athletes from over 140 countries, all of who competed in 15 different sports and 203 disciplines at more than 50 sport venues. This year’s games celebrated three anniversaries for what some consider to be the largest and most important sporting event next to the Olympic Games: the 25th Summer Universiade, the 50th anniversary of Universiade, and the 60th anniversary of the International University Sports Federation.

For the largest sports venues, including soccer stadiums Marakana and Partizan, as well more

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WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES HELPS NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES SPREAD THE WORD

newlife_hi.jpgRoanoke, VA – July 2009… As a Christ centered, charismatic church dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, New Life Christian Ministries serves a vital role fostering spiritual guidance among the communities of greater Roanoke. After roughly seventeen years of service, it came time to overhaul the sound reinforcement system in the church’s sanctuary in order for it to keep pace with the church’s ambitious programs. With music playing a vital role in their services, church officials were determined to acquire a system that properly supported their endeavors. They found their solution with a system from Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies. more

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ZAOLLA SILVERLINE THE CABLE OF CHOICE FOR TERRY HOWARD

thoward_hi.jpgBuena Park, CA – July 2009… Terry Howard of Technical Recording Services has worked with some of the greatest talent in the recording industry, including Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Merle Haggard, Duran Duran, Slash, and Fleetwood Mac. With four Grammy® Awards alone for his work on Ray Charles’ critically acclaimed album Genius Loves Company, it comes as no surprise that Terry is quite particular about sound quality. When you operate at this level, you have access to the best gear available and Terry is adamant about the cables he uses to interconnect his equipment. That’s why he chooses Zaolla Silverline cable products for all his studio work. more

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