Archive for April, 2011
Solotech flies L-ACOUSTICS system for ceremony’s 40th anniversary
TORONTO, Ontario — Canada’s biggest night in music, the 2011 Juno Awards, returned to its Toronto birthplace this year for the first time in over a decade. Staged at the Air Canada Centre, nearly eight million Canadians tuned in to watch some portion of the 2.5 hour, 40th anniversary live CTV broadcast, which featured rousing performances by Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Sarah McLachlan and many other popular native artists.
While Le Studio Mobile and LiveWire Remote Recorders handled the broadcast audio, Montreal-based Solotech was tasked with providing sound reinforcement within the 20,000-seat venue. To deliver the best possible concert experience Solotech opted to deploy an L-ACOUSTICS K1 loudspeaker system. more
Image of Stockholmâ€™s Berwaldhallen concert hall.
Stockholm, Sweden â€“ April 2011â€¦ With nine vocalists on stage performing directly in front of the orchestra, no visible microphones allowed on the performers, a mixture of classical music, opera, and selections from musicals, and the need for both live sound reinforcement and recording, Swedenâ€™s annual Epiphany concert turned to the experienced Lars Wern to serve as their head of live sound.
The Swedish Television Company SVT and Swedish radio broadcaster SR organized the Epiphany concertâ€”or â€œTrettondagskonsertâ€? in Swedishâ€”in Stockholmâ€™s Berwaldhallen concert hall, home of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Anu Tali of Estonia served as conductor. more
Page Daniel with his Lectrosonics equipment.
Little Rock, AR â€“ April 2011â€¦ For Page Daniel Wireless Sound, the ability to deliver wireless microphone systems of all sizes is key to their theatrical clientsâ€™ success. Be it a relatively small setup of half a dozen transmitters and receivers to augment an existing setup or a full scale wireless deployment upwards of forty pieces, the equipmentâ€™s sound quality, reliability, and ease of use are the key ingredients that constitute success. For Page Daniel, owner/operator of Page Daniel Wireless Sound, those three ingredients translate to wireless technology from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. more
Sisme S.p.A and Video Progetti Srl to Offer Full Range of HME- and Clear-Com-Branded Pro Audio Intercom Systems
OSIMO SCALO AND ROME/MILAN, ITALY, APRIL 27, 2011 â”€ Clear-ComÂ®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, today announced expanding product access to Clear-Comâ€™s Italian distributors, Video Progetti Srl and former HME Pro-Audio Divisionâ€™s distributor, Sisme S.p.A.
Prior to the HME Pro-Audio Division merger with Clear-Com, Video Progetti Srl exclusively sold Clear-Com products to the broadcast market and Sisme S.p.A solely distributed HME gear to the live sound industry. Today, both companies are Clear-Com designated distributors with the ability to offer the full range of Clear-Com and HME branded intercom solutions to their customers in their respective markets throughout Italy. more
BUENA PARK, Calif.â€”This yearâ€™s Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California may now be over, but the success of Le Mobile Remote Recording Studios and its Fly Pak System that includes a Yamaha DM2000 console lingers on. Le Fly Pak was used for mixing the live webcast at the Mojave Stage.
â€œWith shows and projects getting bigger and bigger, Coachella being one of them, we thought it would be important to make our Fly Pak system as flexible as possible,â€? states Ian-C. Charbonneau, mixing engineer, LeMobile. â€œWe added four MADI cards to the DM2000 allowing an all-digital interface between our Pro Tools rig, Apogee converters, and the console. The MADI cards also provide more flexibility when using the console with our other recording systems, like Le Box or even Le Mobile.â€?
â€œI had used MADI previously with the Studer digital recorder and knew this format was more
The Hanoi College of Art theater.
Singapore – April 2011â€¦ Be it a theatre or a concert setting, D.A.S. Audio loudspeaker systems are proving to be just the ticket for a wide range of cultural and entertainment applications throughout Asia. From the legendary performance attributes of the Aero Series 2 product line to the feature-rich and exceptional sound quality of the Compact Series, D.A.S. Audio is rapidly becoming the sound reinforcement loudspeaker brand of choice in this vital region. more
â€” GC Pro marks 10th anniversary and looks forward with several new locations, positions and markets serviced â€”
Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, is following up a banner 2010 with several expansion initiatives throughout 2011 and beyond. GC Pro now has over 70 staff members located in 42 cities nationwide, three full-time regional business development sales managers and a strong support staff based in GC Proâ€™s Westlake Village, California headquarters, directing the growing sales force. Acknowledging its 10th anniversary and setting the stage for the next phase of growth, GC Pro has opened new locations nationwide, appointed new key personnel and continues its expansion into additional market sectors.
First, several Guitar Center stores have added GC Pro locations this year, including San Jose, California; Tempe, Arizona; Clackamas, Oregon; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; Plano, Texas; more
Private Studio, Rowlands Audio Research, Using Duality for Film Scoring and Upcoming Album
LONDON, UK â€“ Tom Rowlands, member of innovative and Grammy Award winning group The Chemical Brothers, is using a newly-installed 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality console as a creative tool for his private studio, Rowlands Audio Research. Duality provides the signal routing, channel count and DAW integration needed for new The Chemical Brothers projects covering writing, production and mixing. Duality also delivers the coveted SSL SuperAnalogueâ„¢ sound used by The Chemical Brothers on previous projects.
â€œAs we got into ever larger creative sessions, it became clear that we needed the 48-channel Duality over our original AWS 900,â€? says Tom Rowlands, studio owner and member of The Chemical Brothers. â€œAs we capture to Logic, Duality has the same on-board DAW control features as the AWS, so we did more
Gypsy Punk Band Stops in Hollywood After Coachella Triumph
Pictured ( L-R) in Ocean Way’s famed Studio B are Oliver Charles, drummer; Pedro Erazo, percussion; Wesley Seidman, assistant engineer; Yuri Lemeshev, accordion; Eugene HÃ¼tz, lead vocals/guitar; Thomas Gobena, bass; Sergey Ryabtsev, violin; Andrew Scheps, recording engineer; Michael Ward, guitar. Photo by David Goggin.
The day after their triumphant appearance at the Coachella Festival, Gogol Bordello spent a day at Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood. In 2010, the band made its major record label debut with “Trans-Continental Hustle” on Rick Rubin’s American Recordings, a subsidiary of Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment.
Friend and fan Tom Morello had suggested that Rubin check out the band, whose rollicking bonfire-like live performances have become legendary, featuring a veritable rock and roll army of musicians and dancers. Band members more
United Kingdomâ€”Satisfactorily marrying historic buildings to the complex audio/visual requirements of the 21st Century is a very delicate and complex business, but a brand new installation at one of the UK â€˜s most famous churches – Londonâ€™s Westminster Abbey – has achieved the ideal balance. At the core of the system are Yamaha DME series digital mixing engines, which help to provide the audio side of the installation with tremendous flexibility.
Designed by audio consultants Michael Hyland & Associates, installed by Winchesterâ€‘based Whitwam Ltd and supervised by the Abbeyâ€˜s Clerk of the Works, the project has included the installation of speech reinforcement, induction loop and CCTV systems, along with video, audio and data distribution facilities.
As with all large cathedrals, Westminster Abbey covers a huge area and has many flat surfaces, which make for a highly reverberant acoustic space. Itâ€˜s a tribute to all involved, therefore, that the installation and more
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