Regional and Local


Idols SA Turns To Shure

Date: 11/25/2014

The “Idol” singing competition franchise is popular around the world, and South Africa’s edition, Idols SA, held its season finale on November 23, when competitor Vincent Bones won the season.  MORE

Shure Helps Capture CMA Awards

Date: 11/24/2014

The recent broadcast of the 48th Annual CMA Awards from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena served up some of the best and brightest in the country music world. While a mix of wireless microphone brands was available to performers, Shure PSM 1000 personal monitors were the exclusive choice for all performances as stage in-ear monitors.  MORE

Digico Stays At Marriott Theatre

Date: 11/24/2014

Out in the suburbs of Chicago, The Marriott Theatre draws massive crowds nightly; after nearly 40 years in business, the venue sells more than 400,000 tickets a year and has presented more than 165 productions to an estimated 8 million people, as well as hosting everything from children’s shows to Beatle tribute acts. Helping provide sound for all those shows is a new DiGiCo SD7T console.  MORE

Mccain, AKG Hit The Road

Date: 11/21/2014

Over his two decade career, singer/songwriter Edwin McCain has released a number of hits and plays more than 300 gigs a year. For each of them, he brings along a WMS4500 professional wireless system for his guitar, and a WMS4500 vocal system with an HT4500 wireless transmitter using a C535 capsule.  MORE

Avid Enters Tring Park School

Date: 11/21/2014

The Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire, England, which offers specialist studies in dance, drama, musical theatre, and commercial music, has added Avid live sound technology for its student and professional performances.  MORE

Stadium Nets New Audio System

Date: 11/21/2014

Bialystok City Stadium in Poland recently underwent a renovation that included a new sound system with Community loudspeakers and Dynacord electronics.  MORE

ESA Sets Dec Safety Summit

Date: 11/20/2014

The Event Safety Alliance today will host its first Event Safety Summit from December 2-4, 2014 at the Tait Towers’ campus in Lititz, Pennsylvania.  MORE

L-Acoustics Goes Cruising

Date: 11/20/2014

Cruising to rock n’ roll used to mean playing the radio while driving, but these days, it’s a whole new business: high-seas cruises with classic bands playing for music fans on deck. Aboard luxury MSC Cruises ships, production company On The Blue specializes in curating rock-themed cruises through the Caribbean where stars of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s regale their fans night and day with their repertoires. Cincinnati-based sound reinforcement provider Loud and Clear, Inc. recently outfitted the MSC Divina from bow to stern with K2 and other sound system elements from L-Acoustics.  MORE

Digico Added To Hollywood Bowl

Date: 11/20/2014

A pair of DiGiCo SD7 digital mixing consoles were purchased by The Hollywood Bowl to serve as the mixers for the venue’s FOH and monitors, as well as upgrading the PA system to 96 kHz. The 18,000-seat venue in Los Angeles hosted its annual summer series of concerts again this year, featuring performances by artists from all genres of music, including Gloria Estefan, Yo-Yo Ma, Elvis Costello, Herbie Hancock, Robyn, Steve Martin and a host of others.  MORE

Fine Arts Center Adds Renkus-Heinz

Date: 11/20/2014

The new District Six Fine Arts Center, a 1,500 seat auditorium at the Dorman High School Campus, hired Raleigh, NC-based Theater Consultants Collaborative to specify the venue's sound system. A Renkus-Heinz Varia modular point source line array loudspeaker was configured for the venue, with the main front of house system comprised of left and right flown arrays of eight Varia VA101-7 7.5 degree cabinets and one VA101-15 15 degree cabinet.  MORE

Updating Axis To Bring In Britney

Date: 11/20/2014

LAS VEGAS, NV—When it was announced that dance diva Britney Spears would take up residence for three years at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood with her Piece of Me extravaganza, Caesars Entertainment chose to gut the old Aladdin Theatre right down to the shell to create a new venue: The Axis, a facility ready for modern-day productions.  MORE

Lebanese Sound Co. Adds Adamson

Date: 11/19/2014

Lebanese sound company CKA s.a.r.l. recently added 16 E12 line array enclosures and eight E218 subwoofers to its existing Adamson inventory of Y10, Spektrix and Metrix line arrays, T21 subs and M-Series stage monitors with the help of distributor Homsi Music s.a.r.l.  MORE

137Th AES Convention Returns To LA

Date: 11/19/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA—It’s been 12 years since the Audio Engineering Society Convention last was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and much as the surrounding area has changed with the development of the Downtown area, so has pro audio itself.  MORE

Empire Pro Readies LA Training

Date: 11/19/2014

QSC, Shure and Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will present a day of live-sound training at Empire Pro in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 4.  MORE

FCC Wireless Changes On Horizon

Date: 11/19/2014

WASHINGTON, DC—On September 30, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) putting forward amendments to Part 15 of its rules, affecting unlicensed wireless operations in the 600 MHz band.  MORE


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