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Rat Sound installs KUDO loudspeaker system in newly renovated Fox Theater Pomona
POMONA, California – October 2009 — Following a ten-year dark streak and $10 million, two-year restoration project, the greater Los Angeles area has witnessed the rebirth of another iconic entertainment venue, the Fox Theater Pomona. First opened in 1931 as an art deco movie palace from Hollywood’s golden age, the 2,000-capacity auditorium once again came to life on May 21st with a rollicking concert by Gogol Bordello, who properly inaugurated the room’s new L-ACOUSTICS KUDO rig. more
LOS ANGELES – October 2009 — Over the past two decades, Rob Schnapf has consistently proved to be one of the most astute producers of emerging indie talent. Having worked with the likes of Elliott Smith, Beck, Foo Fighters, Guided By Voices, The Vines and Saves The Day, Schnapf more often than not has his finger on the pulse for what will soon be on the playlists of the hipster elite.
It shouldn’t be any surprise that this same knack for picking winners carries over to his savvy equipment choices for his Silverlake studio, known simply as Mant, the centerpiece of which is a vintage Electrodyne console previously owned by Frank Sinatra, Jr. Two of Schnapf’s most recent prized purchases include a Brad Avenson-designed BAC-500 compressor from Pete’s Place Audio and an EM-PEQ from sibling company A-Designs Audio, both being 500 more
OXNARD, California – October 2009 — Coinciding with the recent publication of its new full line brochure, L-ACOUSTICS has completely redesigned its website to offer improved navigation and more content information with a freshened-up visual appearance. Behind the scenes, the new site features a powerful and state-of-the-art database content management system to offer its visitors information in real-time. more
VENTURA, California – October 2009 — The seventh annual Ventura Hillsides Music Festival held at Arroyo Verde Park in September delighted its audience with a diverse array of stellar performances from the Neville Brothers, Traffic co-founder Dave Mason, Keb’ Mo’ and Jay Nash. The 2009 festival also marked the seventh year that a full loudspeaker system from L-ACOUSTICS has been deployed to deliver outstanding fidelity and coverage across the park’s natural amphitheater setting. more
Numerous V-DOSC/dV-DOSC systems flown at huge festival staged in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park
SAN FRANCISCO – October 2009 — Sprawled out across the space of 20 city blocks inside San Francisco’s verdant Golden Gate Park, the second annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival recently dazzled thousands of concertgoers with nearly 100 bands and DJs over its three-day run.
Given the size and complexity of the event, Outside Lands’ co-promoters — Bonnaroo presenter Superfly and Berkeley’s Another Planet Entertainment — once again turned to Hayward, California-based Sound On Stage (SOS) to provide sound reinforcement for all but one of the festival’s stages. SOS, in turn, chose to rely on L-ACOUSTICS loudspeakers for four of those venues.
Calexico benefitting from the 115XT HiQ coaxial stage monitors on the Presidio stage
L to R: Motoshige Nishio, Takashi Murata, Shuzo Fujii and Takahiro Ueno (MSI Japan); Sherif el Barbari (certified trainer, L-ACOUSTICS); Michel Brouard (L-ACOUSTICS)
KANAGAWA, Japan – October 2009 — MSI Japan is the latest PA rental company to join the L-ACOUSTICS Rental Network and take delivery of a complete K1/KUDO system and LA-RAK touring racks fitted with LA8 amplified controllers.
Originally becoming the first V-DOSC partner in Asia in 1998, MSI has enjoyed a long history with L-ACOUSTICS. For more than a decade the relationship between the companies has flourished, and MSI has become one of Japan and Asia’s leading sound companies. Eleven years after their initial contact, MSI was contacted by L-ACOUSTICS Founder Dr. Christian Heil and invited to France for a meeting about K1. more
BIRMINGHAM, England – October 2009 — The Academy Music Group (AMG) has once again recruited the production team of Adlib Audio (sound), Utopium (lighting) and Dimension Audio (video projection and distribution) for its latest venue, O2 Academy Birmingham.
“We appointed the same three production suppliers who worked with us in Sheffield and Leeds in 2008, not only because of their standards of professionalism, but also their enthusiasm for the projects and aftercare service,” says AMG Operations Director Richard Maides. “The response we’ve had from the industry about our in-house production is second to none.” more
JIANGBEI CITY, China – September 2009 — Located in Jiangbei City, the Chongqing Grand Theatre is home to a 1,850-capacity (Grand) and a 930-capacity (Medium) theatre. L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker systems have been installed as part of an upgrade, supplied by Chinese distributor Rightway Audio.
The larger of the two spaces has been designed as a leading world-class venue capable of hosting opera, dance, drama, ballet, symphony and other large-scale variety shows, while the smaller theatre focuses on small and medium-size performances, such as dance, drama, modern drama, vocal performances, orchestral music, chamber music, folk music and so on. more
HOLLAND, Michigan – September 2009 — What is a church to do when the economy spirals into recession halfway through raising funds for a much-needed new PA system? In the case of Holland, Michigan-based Christ Memorial Church (CMC), the answer was to install a cost-effective coaxial solution from L-ACOUSTICS.
Early last year, CMC initially commissioned Parkway Electric and Communications to design a discrete loudspeaker setup to provide sound reinforcement for its 180-voice choir and orchestra, both of which perform from the far left side of the sanctuary. After evaluating at a number of systems, Parkway specified a compact LA4-powered system comprised of four KIVA elements arrayed beneath a KILO low-frequency extension cabinet, with two additional KIVA down-firing behind the array to provide monitoring for the choir. more
OXNARD, California – September 2009 — L-ACOUSTICS announces the launch of is new 8XTi and 12XTi coaxial enclosures primarily engineered for the fixed installation market. Sharing the electro-acoustic design of the established XT series, the 8XTi and 12XTi feature streamlined cabinetry and discrete rigging that can be color-matched according to architect specifications.
L-ACOUSTICS’ XTi series can be acoustically and mechanically modeled using the proprietary SOUNDVISION 3D simulation software or with the EASE/CATT data for acoustic design consultants. XTi enclosures bring cost-effectiveness and flexibility to installation projects thanks to a rationalized production and the implementation of the hybrid and flat presets found in the new LA-Network Manager v1.2. more
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