Archive for June 6th, 2011

Eggs & Bulbs Adds Soundcraft Si Compact For Hyde Park UEFA Champions League Build Up

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LONDON, United Kingdom – German sound engineer Martin Stoll has purchased a Soundcraft Si Compact 24 digital console to add to the growing inventory of his production company, Bavarian-based Eggs & Bulbs GmbH.

Already a Vi6 user, the experienced sound man has been involved with the Schule für Rundfunktechnik (School for Radio Technology), which was set up in Nuremburg, since as far back as 1985. Seven years later he formed Martin Stoll Audio Production, which was renamed Eggs & Bulbs in 1997, and is today based in nearby Fürth.

Having familiarized himself with digital mixing at an early stage he was seeking a platform “with everything on board — at a good price� specifically to run the UEFA Champions Festival 2011 at Speaker’s Corner in London’s Hyde Park — a week-long celebration of football leading up to the UEFA Champions more

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Rhema Services Helps Hawaii Sound Even Nicer With L-ACOUSTICS LA-RAK

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Rhema Services’ John Carvalho (logistics manager), Toby Carvalho (tech) and Kenneth Plank (tech) with two of the new LA-RAKs

WAIPAHU, Hawaii — L-ACOUSTICS’ sole Rental Network company in the Hawaiian islands, Rhema Services, added four LA8-equipped LA-RAK touring amplifier racks to its inventory in March.

Founded in October of 1999 as a division of Nani Leo Inc., Rhema Services took delivery of its first V-DOSC and ARCS enclosures in January of 2000. Since then, the sound reinforcement company has grown its L-ACOUSTICS roster to include 24 V-DOSC, 12 dV-DOSC, 22 ARCS, 32 subs and 45 stage wedges in addition to its new LA-RAKs. more

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EIGHTH DAY SOUND RELIES ON CLEAR-COM’S TEMPEST®2400 TO ROCK COMMUNICATIONS FOR MAJOR CONCERT TOURS

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ALAMEDA, CA — Clear-Com® (InfoComm Booth 349), a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce that its Tempest®2400 4-Channel Digital Wireless Intercom has become one of the go-to communication systems for renowned live production audio provider Eighth Day Sound. Based on a unique RF system design, the Tempest system enables on-tour crew members from specific departments to communicate with each other on discrete channels without interfering with other departments or wireless devices. more

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L-ACOUSTICS Sells First KARA System to Slovenia

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L-ACOUSTICS KARA system in the Stožice Arena, Slovenia

VRHNIKA, Slovenia — Akustika Bahun is pleased to announce that it has purchased the first L-ACOUSTICS KARA WST® line source system in Slovenia.

The system’s first job was a corporate event in Slovenia’s largest and most acoustically challenging arena, Ljubljana’s 15,000-seat Stožice, which has a nine second reverberation time when empty. The complete FOH/front-fill system consisted of 36 KARA cabinets configured 12 per side as left/right arrays plus 12 as a delay line, eight SB28 subwoofers in cardioid mode, two 108P and two 112P coaxials, and 12 115XT HiQ active stage monitors. All units were driven with LA8 amplified controllers. more

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SONNOX SHIPS FRAUNHOFER PRO-CODEC

OXFORD, ENGLAND: A game-changing collaboration between Germany-based mp3 creator Fraunhofer IIS, and pioneering plug-in designer/manufacturer Sonnox Ltd., has produced a revolutionary solution for improving the quality of online music.

“Our Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec marks the first time engineers are able to precisely audition codecs in real time,” reports Sonnox Managing Director Rod Densham. “Additionally, the Pro-Codec eliminates the time-consuming cycle of encoding a mix to mp3/AAC, previewing, tweaking and re-rendering. The entire process may now be accomplished ‘on the fly,’ freeing the engineer to concentrate on producing an optimized mix during the preview process.”

Mix and mastering engineers may now audition up to five codecs in real time within a DAW environment. The Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec plug-in enables the production of optimized mixes, and provides the option to simultaneously batch encode to multiple formats. All major codecs, including: mp3, mp3 Surround, AAC-LC and HE-AAC are supported, more

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WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCES THE ARMADILLO-4 LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM

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The new WorxAudio Armadillo-4 loudspeaker system.

Greensboro, NC – InfoComm Booth# 521… WorxAudio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the pro touring and install markets, is pleased to introduce the new Armadillo-4 loudspeaker system. A small format, high performance sound reinforcement system designed for high quality foreground and background music applications, the new surface mount Armadillo-4 is the ideal solution for use in a wide range of settings, including restaurants / bars, retail environments, hotel lobbies, under balcony fill, and corporate industrial training / meeting spaces. more

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Peavey® Partners With Marvel Entertainment on Guitars Starring Super Heroes Captain America, Thor & More

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Peavey partners with Marvel Entertainment

Avengers Assemble! Peavey® and Marvel Entertainment, LLC, have just made becoming a guitar Super Hero more fun than ever.

Peavey Electronics®, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment, proudly announces its all-new line of officially licensed musical instruments featuring the legendary comic Super Heroes of Marvel Universe. more

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Meeting Services, Inc. Supports California State University San Marcos’ 2011 Spring Commencement With HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

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Meeting Services, Inc. provided a JBL VERTEC line array system for the spring commencement at California State University San Marcos.

NORTHRIDGE, California — Highlighting a return to the California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) campus for the school’s spring commencement, San Diego-based Meeting Services, Inc. deployed a HARMAN JBL VERTEC® line array system for the class of 2011 celebration. More than 20,000 graduates, faculty, staff, family and friends were in attendance for the University’s 20th commencement, which had returned to the University’s campus after having been staged at local fairgrounds over the past decade.

Meeting Services, Inc. was contracted to supply a complete audio solution for an outdoor event taking place in the middle of a quarter-mile athletic track on campus, that would not only impress those in attendance, but also those watching the event more

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Music & Education In Good Company With ADAM Audio

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Boston, MA––The brainchild of Matthew McArthur, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and brought to life with the help of Dr. Susan Rogers, Associate Professor at Berklee College, Department of Music Production & Engineering (MP&E), The Record Company (TRC) was created to serve Boston youth in a multiplicity of ways.

As Matt put it in a recent interview, “The idea for TRC was born from two needs we identified: music technology instruction for teens and low-cost recording facilities for independent artists. Music in public schools and other venues is declining, so we wanted to create new opportunities, particularly in music technology because with youth being interested in that technology, it’s one of the easiest ways to communicate with teens.

“That, and we wanted independent musicians to have a venue to collaborate and make recordings,� he continued, “but not the same music scene you’d see in New York more

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Jake Shimabukoro Featured In Fishman Advertising Campaign

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Andover, MA— Continuing its leadership position in the ukulele market, Fishman Acoustic Amplification is featuring Jake Shimabukoro in its new ad campaign.

The instrument’s most popular artist, Shimabukoro has earned comparisons to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and has been heralded for entirely redefining the instrument by his early thirties. Jake has been a Fishman artist since exploding on the scene in 2005.

For Shimabukuro, his life has always centered on the ukulele. He started playing the instrument at the age of 4, at the urging of his mother who also played. “Everyone plays in Hawaii,� he says. “But I just immediately fell in love with it.�

Although a few several well-received solo releases helped the musician earn some fame on the island, his career really skyrocketed during a TV appearance in New York, more

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