Archive for June, 2011
Peavey Electronics & Crest Audio on King of Wake tour
With its dramatic aerial acrobatics, wave-hopping stunts and adrenalized production, professional wakeboarding is a summertime extreme-sports tradition. Since 2005, the King of Wake championship tournament has tied the sportâ€™s most prestigious contests together into one ultimate tour to see who rules the wake.
But King of Wake isnâ€™t just demanding on the athletesâ€”it presents a demanding sound reinforcement environment for audio engineers, as well. With single events drawing up to 10,000 spectators, there is a high-power need over a large audience area, all under extreme heat and humid conditions.
The King of Wake tour has proven the perfect match for Peavey Electronicsâ€™ vast line of professional audio loudspeakers, processors and microphones, as well as control systems from PeaveyÂ® Architectural AcousticsÂ® and power amplifiers and mixers from Crest AudioÂ®. more
Three new systems provide contractors and system integrators complete control solutions for projectors, conference/class rooms and large venues alike more
Image of the Stewart Audio RVC-RS232 RS-232 / Infrared Interface Adapter and the optionally available IR plug-in adapter.
Sonora, CA â€“ June 2011â€¦ Stewart Audio, manufacturer of the finest quality American-made power amplifiers and audio equipment for a wide range of sound reinforcement applications, is pleased to announce the RVC-RS232 RS-232 / Infrared Interface Adapter. This easy-to-use accessory interfaces with any power amplifier equipped with a Remote Volume Control (RVC) Euro block connectorâ€”such as Stewart Audioâ€™s own CVA25, CVA50, CVA100-2, and CVA50MX modelsâ€”to remotely manage volume. This handy interface brings increased accessibility and convenience to a multitude of sound reinforcement environments and enables consultants, system designers, and integrators to easily add a routinely asked for feature to both existing and forthcoming designs. more
Singer-songwriters Brent Cobb, Austin Lucas and Dani Flowers on the Bluebird Cafe Stage of Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown tour
OXNARD, California — Rat Sound Systems, Inc. of Oxnard, California has now further expanded its significant L-ACOUSTICS inventory with the addition of 12 KIVA and four KILO enclosures, four SB28 subs and an LA8-equipped LA-RAK touring rack. This acquisition follows the company’s recent purchase of 18 KARA enclosures earlier this year.
According to Dave Rat, “We currently have six KIVA and four KILO out on the Bluebird Cafe Stage of Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown tour and, despite their tiny size, they’re proving to be surprisingly loud and clear. We anticipate that they’ll come in handy for use as stage lip fills, VIP area fills, portable small-format standalone systems and more.” more
BUENA PARK, Calif.â€”With joint production support from Special Event Services (SES) and On Stage Audio (OSA), “Oprahâ€™s Surprise Spectacular” (Harpo Productions) aired May 23 and 24 bringing together some of the biggest names in movies, music and television in the one-time-only gathering to celebrate the 25-year legacy of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
As part of audio system, SES and OSA provided two 96-input Yamaha PM1Ds (cascaded together for 200+ inputs), an M7CL-32 digital console, DME64N digital mix engine, and MSP101 reference monitors. Monitor world consisted of dual 96-input Yamaha PM1Ds, seven NEXO NXAMP 4x4s, and 12 of the new NEXO 45 N-12 line monitors.
â€œThe Yamaha PM1Ds at both FOH and Monitors were chosen by Harpo’s mixers due mostly to familiarity with the control surface,â€? states Jim Risgin, OSA Vice President.
â€œIn conjunction with our Audio Director, JR Chappell, FOH mixers Jimmy Ostrom and Scott Ragsdale, more
Atlanta, GA â€” June 24, 2011 â€“ Imagine having a RF command center that can put the power of RF analysis at your fingertips, with an arsenal of ground-breaking new features designed to let you take control. Now you can master your wireless with the new incarnation of the award-winning Invisible Wavesâ„¢ pro-audio products from Kaltman Creationsâ€¦the next generation: the Invisible Waves X generation.
The product was introduced at the 2011 InfoComm marketplace in Orlando, Florida, on June 15-17. The related web page can be found at www.rfanalyzers.com.
Invisible Waves Xâ„¢ RF Spectrum Analyzer
The Invisible Waves Xâ„¢ capitalizes on the successes of its predecessor by adding a suite of controls providing â€œworld-firstâ€? RF analysis. Highlighting the array of new features are UFO Alertâ„¢ (Unidentified Frequency Objects) to warn of rogue interference, more
Wedemark, Germany — June 23, 2011 â€“ Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG published its financial statement for the business year 2010, reporting an increased turnover of 468.2 million Euros, compared to 389.9 million Euros last year. This corresponds to an increase of 20.1 percent and is the largest turnover in the company’s history. Profit increased from 3.8 million Euros (in 2009) to 22.6 million Euros.
“All product groups and all markets have contributed to this positive result,” said Volker Bartels, Spokesperson of Sennheiser’s Executive Management Board. “One of the important factors that contributed to this result was the revival of the professional side of our business and the highly positive growth at the end of the year, particularly in the consumer segment. Now we have to stabilize this dynamic growth and further expand our business.â€? On average in the year 2010, the Sennheiser Group employed 2,117 people, 1,153 more
ETZGEN, SWITZERLAND: Driving 30 minutes from Zurich, past rolling hills and ancient forests, a recording artist might not expect to find a world class recording and mixing facility. But, in the little village of Etzgen stands Synphonic Recording Studios, a three-room facility built within an abandoned corner shop.
“After beginning my career in the basement of my parent’s house decades ago, I built my first professional studio in an industrial building, in 1997,” explains Synphonic founder, and principal engineer Tom Lumholtz. For my new studio I wanted to make sure that the acoustics, aesthetics and technology were all done in the most professional manner.”
Synphonic is a full room-within-room structure, designed to provide sound isolation from neighboring buildings, and the living quarters of the owner and his wife on the upper floors. The control room is highlighted by an elegantly curved, backlit wall with soffit-mounted ADAM S5 more
Jazz, Hip Hop, Creativity & The Brain… An Inquiry Into Relationships
NEW YORK: In 2010, Dr. Charles Limb infiltrated Baltimore’s Hip Hop scene for a study on the parallels between that free form art and “traditional” jazz. On Thursday, October 20th, Dr Limb will detail his findings with a Keynote address at the 131st AES Convention at NY’s Javits Center. Sound, Hearing and Music: A Journey From The Ears to The Brain, will explore the physical and intellectual intricacies of musical creativity; its inception and perception.
In announcing the address, 131st Convention Chair Jim Anderson remarked, “Dr. Limb’s innovative research into the parallel fields of technology and musical creativity exemplifies the AES mission. His study of brain function in improvising musicians is sure to provide valuable insights.”
“At first glance, the free-form art of musical improvisation and the meticulous environment of the research lab seem more
Hartley & Mary Peavey of Peavey Electronics Corporation
Blues music icon and 15-time GRAMMYÂ® Award winner B.B. King joined Peavey ElectronicsÂ®, The Recording AcademyÂ® and the State of Mississippi in celebrating the musical legacy of the â€œBirthplace of Americaâ€™s Musicâ€? at the annual Mississippi GRAMMY Legacy Celebration and Peavey Awards at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on June 7 in Biloxi.
The Mississippi GRAMMY Legacy Celebration is a Recording AcademyÂ®-sanctioned event that honors the musical heritage of Mississippi through performances by the state’s many GRAMMY winners and nominees. According to The Recording Academy, Mississippi has produced more GRAMMY winners and nominees per capita than any other state. more
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