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Fortifying An FOH Demo Room

Date: 08/27/2015

Furman is protecting Dallas-based Sound Productions’ new sound, lighting and video products demo room against the vagaries of the Texas weather.  MORE


Ice Rink Transforms Into 7.1 Cinema

Date: 08/26/2015

The Telluride Film Festival in Colorado has always been aimed at true cineasts, but the annual event takes over a variety of spaces that weren’t created with movies in mind. Take the showpiece Werner Herzog Theatre—during the rest of the year, it’s a typical ice-skating rink, but for four days next month, it will be transformed into a 650-seat theater with a complete Meyer Sound 7.1 cinema sound system.  MORE


Growing Congregation Gets RCF

Date: 08/24/2015

Thanks to a growing congregation, Bonita Valley Community Church recently added a new auditorium that seats 1,400, with Texas-based Building God’s Way handling design and integration.  MORE


Inside The Audio Of Quakecon

Date: 08/20/2015

With a following as fervid as any band’s (and in most cases, far larger), the Quake videogame franchise has been the focus of QuakeCon for nearly 20 years. While the first event was a gathering of 30 first-person shooter game fans in Garland, TX, today the annual, four-day event attracts more than 9,000 people to Dallas every summer. For this year’s convocation at the Hotel Anatole, Alford Media Services provided major audio support for the convention, straddling the line between corporate presentations and rock shows.  MORE


Caesar’S Goes All In On Martin Audio

Date: 08/19/2015

Put the words “Las Vegas” and “Martin” next to each other, and visions of celebrity roasts might come to mind, but when Caesar’s Palace recently created its new Vista Lounge, the casino brought on SenovvA, an integration group, which in turn built an audio design based around a Martin Audio sound system.  MORE


Yorkville Rides Jersey Surf

Date: 08/18/2015

Founded in 1990, Jersey Surf has become an institution in New Jersey, drawing marching band members from numerous high schools around the region together to create a serious, competitive drum corps. While the unit has a big sound, some of the venues it plays—often including NFL stadiums—are even bigger, so the group recently opted to build a system based around Yorkville Sound’s Paraline Series cabinets, aiming to find ways to tailor the expandable system to its highly specialized application.  MORE


RF Venue Fills The Bill For Will

Date: 08/17/2015

New York City’s Central Park is known for a lot of things; one of the most positive is the long-running Free Shakespeare in the Park series, held by the Public Theater. Now in its 53rd year, the series brings famous actors and the works of William Shakespeare to the 1,800-seat outdoor Delacorte Theater; the current offering—Cymbeline, featuring Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater—runs through August 23. Ensuring everyone catches every word is a considerable audio system from theater audio specialists Masque Sound. “We have to load an entire Broadway quality sound system into a natural park,” said Matthew Bell, Assistant Audio Supervisor. “There are racoons, birds, and rain, and all those have to be taken into consideration.”  MORE


Promoting Safe Habits: Festival Industry Leaders Address Health And Safety Challenges At The Modern Festival

Date: 08/13/2015

No matter the size of a festival, producers look at their multi-day events as a community—and with anywhere between 5,000 and into the 100,000s of people flocking to a festival site daily, organizers need to plan for the same risks you would find in a town or neighborhood of the same size. However, with these festival communities packed into a smaller outdoor setting, producers are able to hone in on more specific safety and health risks that come with the festival territory, ranging from crowd control, overheating and dehydration, to drug and alcohol consumption, and prepare ahead of time for these and other potential risks.  MORE


Inside The CMA Music Festival

Date: 08/13/2015

With nearly 500 country music artists drawing an average daily footprint of 87,680 fans from all 50 states and 20 foreign countries, the Country Music Association’s annual CMA Music Festival set another all-time attendance record this year. Originally known as Fan Fair, today’s CMA Music Festival started in 1972 as a meet-and-greet event. That tradition continues inside the Music City Center, where Fan Fair X hosts autograph booths and three small performance stages.  MORE


Meeting The Challenge Of Red Rocks

Date: 08/12/2015

If you’re talking Americana, the Avett Brothers are always one of the first acts to get mentioned. Touring the country this summer, barnstorming through shows in places as varied as Brooklyn Bowl in New York and the Garden in Boston, the band has carried an audio rig from Winston Salem, NC-based Special Event Services that scales to meet the needs of each venue—and that ability was recently highlighted by three sold-out nights at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  MORE


Bose A Good Fit For Timberland

Date: 08/07/2015

While known for its boots and apparel, it only makes sense that Timberland would be well tied into music; after all, one of the biggest producers in the world based his name on the global lifestyle brand. But the connection runs deeper than that—at its New Hampshire HQ, Timberland hosts corporate events and the occasional musician who stops by for a visit and special performance. For those, the company keeps no less than five Bose Professional L1 portable line array systems on hand.  MORE


CenterStaging Nabs Roland M-5000 OHRCA Desk

Date: 08/07/2015

A key rehearsal and backline facility specializing in production and technical support for TV and live performances, Burbank’s CenterStaging recently they took delivery of a Roland M-5000 OHRCA live mixing console, adding it to the company’s rental arsenal and using it in the facility, including during rehearsals for the BET Awards.  MORE


Live Sound Expo To Rock AES NYC

Date: 08/05/2015

A quarter of all AES Convention attendees are involved in live sound, so this year’s event—the 139th AES International Convention, October 29 – November 1, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City—will feature the return of the Live Sound Expo (LSE), where experts share insight and advice on everything from installed sound to Broadway to touring sound. Produced in association with Pro Sound News, it will address key topics such as how the changing state of wireless audio will affect professional users, how virtual sound checks and networked audio are combining to create a more efficient workflow for live sound engineers, and live sound console and microphone design and use.  MORE


Rustling Up Sound At The Ranch

Date: 08/05/2015

Bringing the likes of Josh Turner, Joe Nichols and Tanya Tucker to Fort Meyers is a new concert venue, The Ranch Concert Hall and Saloon, and bringing the artists’ sound to the audience is a D.A.S. Audio Aero Series 2-based PA.  MORE


Industry Veteran Italia Joins Sound Image

Date: 08/05/2015

A mainstay of the pro audio industry, Laurence Italia has been named Vice President of Sound Image’s Integration Division. In this new position, Italia will be responsible for new business development for Sound Image Integration as well as assuming management of the day-to-day business and staff.  MORE


 
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