Archive for June, 2011

Ontario’s The Studio At Hamilton Place Stays on the Leading Edge with Sennheiser, Neumann, Innovason, L-Acoustics and Kling & Freitag

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Ontario – June 30, 2011 – The Studio at Hamilton Place, an intimate 500-seat theatre and concert space located in the cultural heart of downtown Hamilton, Ontario, is highly regarded by music fans from Ontario and beyond for its outstanding sound quality. Artists including Bruce Cockburn, The Cowboy Junkies, Billy Bragg and many more have performed at The Studio, which also hosts other live theatrical events ranging from comedy shows to boxing. Today The Studio’s high-end installed audio system is comprised almost entirely of Sennheiser and Sennheiser-distributed equipment, making it among the largest Sennheiser-oriented rooms in all of Ontario.

Sennheiser and Neumann Mics Outperform Competition

“When I came to Hamilton Place six years ago, we were looking for greater intelligibility as well as better overall frequency response throughout the hall,� said Studio Technician, Steve Foster. “We tested a lot of equipment more

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Precise Corporate Staging Expands L-ACOUSTICS Inventory for Summer Festival Season

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The five-day Country USA music festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin benefitted from PCS’ new KUDO, SB28 and LA-RAK systems

PCS adds KUDO, SB28 and LA-RAK for new Entertainment Division

TEMPE, Arizona — Precise Corporate Staging (PCS) of Tempe, Arizona upped its L-ACOUSTICS product count in late-May with the addition of 24 KUDO enclosures, 24 SB28 subs and six LA-RAK touring amplifier racks. The systems were purchased, in part, to accommodate the busy summer festival schedule of PCS’ new Entertainment Division, which this year deploys systems and staging for Country USA and Rock USA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and the legendary week-long Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota. more

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SOLID STATE LOGIC DUALITY CONSOLE DELIVERS CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO BLADE STUDIOS

SuperAnalogueâ„¢ Sound Perfect for All Styles of Music

SHREVEPORT, LA – Blade Studios, the newly opened name-sake studio for super drummer and co-owner Brady Blade, was built to bring the New York/LA recording experience to the growing recording and film industry in Louisiana. To meet that design expectation, Blade chose a 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality SE as the centerpiece for Studio A. Duality’s signal routing flexibility combined with sophisticated DAW control addressed the needs of all working styles, while providing SSL’s benchmark, industry standard SuperAnalogue™ sound quality.

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Pictured are Blade Studios’ partners; Chris Bell, chief engineer (seated on left); Brady Blade, studio name-sake and co-owner (on right) and Scott Crompton, executive producer and CEO (standing).

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WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES SELECTS RACHAL FOR SALES ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT MANAGER

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Greensboro, NC – June 2011… WorxAudio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the pro touring and install markets, is pleased to announce it has appointed Chris Rachal to the newly created position of Sales Administration and Support Manager. With a background that encompasses retail sales, on-air talent for the broadcast market, recording engineer, sound editor / composer, mobile DJ, and A/V technician, Rachal is well equipped to oversee the company’s day-to-day sales and customer support operations. He will be based at WorxAudio’s corporate headquarters in Greensboro. more

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AVIOM PRO64 HITS THE CLUBS WITH GERMAN BAND PHRASENMÄHER

HAMBURG, GERMANY, JUNE 30, 2011—As the members of the German band Phrasenmäher announced their plans for a 2011 club tour and CD release, sound and event company LR.Audio was busy designing the sound system for the band to take on the road. Hired by Phrasenmäher to run the show, LR.Audio chose an Aviom Pro64® Digital Snake to ensure quality sound for each performance and to eliminate the hassle of interfacing with the fixed gear of each venue at which the band typically plays. more

ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC FANS GET THEIR FIX WITH MIXJUNKIES.COM

New Website Gives EDM Fans a Single Source for Mixes

LONG ISLAND, NY, JUNE 29, 2011 – Mixjunkies, a group of dedicated electronic music enthusiasts with a passion for the electronic dance music community, announce the launch of Mixjunkies.com; the Internet’s newest website designed to bring the latest mixes and performances to fans.

As any electronic music devotee will attest, seeing a favorite DJ/producer performing a live show is akin to seeing a favorite band or pop artist in concert. Show-goers know that they are getting the best from the artist because like any professional live performer, their creativity truly shines when they can feed off the crowd.

Up until now, finding all of these mixes becomes challenging as the files are scattered throughout the web. Many of the top performances are recorded professionally by Internet and satellite radio stations or by the artists themselves and placed more

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MIKE SKINNER, AKA THE STREETS, INSTALLS DUALITY

“Now I really can mix a track in a day and not want to change it, and that has never happened before.�

OXFORD, ENGLAND – Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles, is pleased to announce that Mike Skinner, aka The Streets, has just installed a Solid State Logic Duality console/DAW controller at the heart of his studio.

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Peavey® & Crest Audio® Rock U.K.’s Download Festival

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The Peavey® Versarray™ 212 line array and Crest Audio® mixers and power amplifiers provided sound reinforcement for artists Bowling For Soup, The Last Republic and more on the Jägermeister® stage at U.K.’s Download Festival on June 10-12.

The system consists of two hangs of Peavey Versarray 212 mid/high enclosures, with Versarray 218 subwoofers providing low frequency reinforcement beneath the stage. Crest Audio CV-20â„¢ and HP-Eightâ„¢ consoles handle FOH and monitor duties, respectively, and all power is provided by Crest Audio Pro 9200â„¢ and Pro 7200â„¢ amplifiers. more

b-sharp Records Classic Performances With ADAM Audio

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Berlin-based b-sharp specializes in the recording and post-production of classical music, film soundtracks and is best known for its award-winning live remote recordings of performances in great venues around the world.
b-sharp has earned Grammy and Gramophone awards for recordings in settings such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Rachmaninoff’s villa in Switzerland, the King’s Palace in Istanbul, the Musikverein in Vienna and the prestigious Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
For years b-sharp has relied on ADAM Audio monitors, first the S3As and, more recently, the S3X-Hs. Their studio is also equipped with five ADAM Classic Series Pencil speakers in a Surround system.
Asked about ADAM, company founder Philipp Nedel said, “their speakers have been our portable reference and a rock solid companion for location recording projects around the globe.
“When it came to furnishing our new studio in Berlin, we were looking for a surround setup that would translate our mixes more

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L-ACOUSTICS KIVA System Installed into Helsinki Music Centre

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HELSINKI, Finland — L-ACOUSTICS’ Finnish distributor and system integrator Starlike has recently installed a KIVA line source system into the main hall of the new Helsinki Music Centre.

The primary users of the hall will be the Radio Symphony Orchestra (YLE/The Finnish Broadcasting Company), Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Sibelius Academy. The 1700-seat hall is also in demand for other types of music; for example, the Finnish cello rock band Apocalyptica has been booked to play the venue when it opens later this year. more

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