Regional and Local


OSA Expands Martin Audio Inventory

Date: 10/02/2015

OSA International has added 26 MLA and 18 MLA Compact enclosures to its Martin Audio inventory, increasing what is already the largest inventory of MLA in the U.S.  MORE

Hardpop Builds New System, Reputation

Date: 10/01/2015

Ricardo Tejada founded his EDM club, Hardpop, with the aim of making it a dance music mecca, but found resistance from high-end DJs he wanted to hire, who presumed a club in a Mexican strip mall would have a lousy sound system. In recent times, the club has hosted name acts like James Lavelle, Magda, Damian Lazarus and Deadmau5, and some of that success can be attributed to the club’s system.  MORE

In-The-Round Sound Outdoors In Mexico

Date: 09/30/2015

Mexico marked its 205th Independence Day on September 15, and nowhere was the celebration bigger than Zócalo public square in Mexico City, where five sound reinforcement companies put their systems together to create an outdoors, in-the-round concert stage system with hundreds of Nexo cabinets that covered 40,000 people.  MORE

3G AV Updates El Rey Theatre’S Audio

Date: 09/23/2015

Everyone loves to hear about a historic theater being renovated and given a second lease on life—but time marches on and eventually those updates get a little long in the tooth, too. That’s what happened with the El Rey Theatre, a live venue located in the Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile that hosts concerts by a wide variety of musical artists. A full 20 years after it was rejuvenated by Goldenvoice, promoter for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 3G’s AV Installation division was recently brought in to install a new sound system.  MORE

Lyon Caught In The Northern Lights

Date: 09/23/2015

Not all the Northern Lights are in the sky. Every summer, Canada’s Parliament Buildings in Ottawa serve as the backdrop for Northern Lights, a free outdoor sound and light show that brings to life key figures, events, and achievements from Canadian history. For this year’s event, an immersive surround experience was provided by a 9.1 Meyer Sound Lyon linear sound reinforcement system, whic delivered narration, sound effects and a score to go with images projected against the 30-story-high facade of the Centre Block and Peace Tower.  MORE

Entec Takes On TCT Concert

Date: 09/22/2015

The 15th annual Teenage Cancer Trust concert, held at The Royal Albert Hall, found Stereophonics, The Who, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Van Morrison, Tom Jones, Ronnie Wood and others performing via a sizable audio system provided by West London-based Entec Sound & Light.  MORE

Dale Pro Audio Debuts New Location

Date: 09/21/2015

By Clive Young. Manhattan-based Dale Pro Audio has expanded with a second location in Queens, NY at the Jamaica LIRR Station. Under development since late last year, the new facility is triple the size of the Manhattan space, according to co-owner/vice president Valerie Lager. As a result, the new site has been outfitted with expanded warehousing, additional office areas and more. Underlining the retailer’s foothold in the broadcast market (Dale was named Sennheiser’s 2014 U.S. Broadcast Dealer of the Year, for example), the building also includes a variety of real world-sized studio spaces for customer testing and demonstrations.  MORE

New Wave Fest Rewinds Through Time

Date: 09/18/2015

England was the birthplace of '80s New Wave, and that glossy, synth-drenched vibe lives on with the Rewind Festival—an event so popular that it is now held in three locations around the UK each year. This summer’s two-day edition in Henley-on-Thames brought acts like OMD, Billy Ocean, Kim Wilde, Human League, The Selecter, Bananarama and Soul II Soul to a crowd of 30,000 via a sizable Martin Audio’s MLA Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array system.  MORE

200 Bosch Systems, To Go

Date: 09/17/2015

People say love makes the world go around, but in reality, it’s probably coffee. Even in China, a country known for its tea lovers, the average person has four cups of coffee a year, and the number is rising thanks to the influx of brands like Starbucks. While it first opened there in 1999, there will be 3,000-plus Starbucks outlets there by 2019, according to The Guardian.  MORE

ISP Gets Hands On At Rascals

Date: 09/16/2015

et to open in November in a newly constructed wing of Albany’s Crossgates Mall, Rascals is an unusual proposition: a 16,000-square-foot music venue/high-end steakhouse. Sporting dining rooms, a lounge, three bars and a stage that will feature local, regional and national acts, Rascals is still under construction, but will be counting on a new audio system from ISP Technologies to make the most of its concert venue space.  MORE

Studer Unveils Vista 1 Black Edition Desk

Date: 09/14/2015

Studer has unveiled the Vista 1 Black Edition digital mixing console, intended for live, production and broadcast use, at IBC 2015.  MORE

CMA Music Fest Breaks Records

Date: 09/14/2015

NASHVILLE, TN—It’s no exaggeration to say that the CMA Music Festival, held every June in Nashville, is a big deal.  MORE

Papal Production For 1.2 Million

Date: 09/14/2015

GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR—Hundreds of thousands of people traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador to witness Pope Francis celebrate an outdoor mass at Samanes Park, located on the northern edge of the port city.  MORE

Danny Elfman/Tim Burton Concerts Hit NYC

Date: 09/11/2015

While director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have famously made eight movies together, that doesn’t even come close to the number of collaborations Burton’s worked on with composer Danny Elfman: 15 films and counting. The result has been some of the most memorable themes in recent movie history, and those in turn were the focus of a recent week-long string of concerts at New York City’s Avery Fisher Music Hall in Lincoln Center.  MORE

Yamaha Takes Its Seat At The Algonquin

Date: 09/10/2015

Updating a venue’s console is always a risk, as it has to be familiar and rider-friendly, yet also as future-proof as possible. The 400-seat Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, which hosts plays, musical performances, meetings, video and corporate presentations, school groups and more, and when it came time to pick a new desk, real-world experience played a part, too. When a touring group brought in its own console, Chris Boon, theatre technical director, found his next console was in the venue.  MORE

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