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Firehouse Gets RAD At Fashion Show

Date: 02/04/2016

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York may be all about the visuals, but for the annual broadcast event, audio in the venue—the Armory—is a key component, as numerous musical acts perform live throughout the event. For the 10th year in a row, Red Hook, New York-based Firehouse Productions provided RF and wireless coordination for show, this time making use of Radio Active Designs UV-1G wireless intercom units to assist with coms during the event.  MORE


Designing Hockey Arena Audio

Date: 01/26/2016

Hockey arenas tend to treat audio the same way hockey players treat each other—with extreme disregard. The new Complexe JC Perreault in Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan, Quebec, however, aims to change that tradition, and brought in Montreal-based Solotech to design and install an L-Acoustics Kara and ARCS Wide loudspeaker system at the new facility.  MORE


Adamson Called Upon At Cannes

Date: 01/20/2016

The Palais des Festivals is a key venue for the annual Cannes Film Festival, as it sports five main auditoriums, a peck of committee rooms and administrative offices. While it shows a variety of films during the famed cinema event, however, the site is just as busy during the rest of the year, hosting plays, operas, dance companies and more.  MORE


Xilica Bolsters Bills’ Suites

Date: 01/19/2016

Closing out the NFL season third in their division with an 8-8 record, it was a rough year for the Buffalo Bills, but 2015 also marked a year of firsts for the football franchise. It was the team’s first full season with new owners Kim and Terrence Pegula, who bought the Bills the previous year following the death of the team’s longtime owner Ralph Wilson; the first season under new head coach Rex Ryan; and the first year with fans inside Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo NY enjoying the results of a year-long, venue-wide audio system upgrade.  MORE


Meyer Blooms At Electric Daisy Carnival

Date: 01/07/2016

The Electric Daisy Carnival EDC events held throughout North America yearly are among the biggest in the business, and the 2015 Orlando edition was no exception. Fielding the likes of Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Kaskade, and Eric Prydz before a crowd of 60,000, the two-day festival’s audio was provided Montreal-based Solotech, with a system design by David Brazeau that included a Meyer Sound LEO Family loudspeaker system on its main stage.  MORE


Audio Revamp For College Street Music Hall

Date: 01/06/2016

New Haven may be the home to Yale, but that’s not the only college-oriented site with history there. There’s also College Street Music Hall, built in 1926 and essentially shuttered in 2002 until this past May, when it reopened following an extensive renovation that included the installation of a L-Acoustics Kara(i) line array system, designed and installed by Boston-based Audiospectrum Inc.  MORE


Firehouse Fires Up The Wiz

Date: 12/18/2015

Firehouse Productions in New York provided audio production for NBC’s recent live broadcast of The Wiz, the third annual December event in a row for the network, following last year’s The Sound of Music and Peter Pan in 2013.  MORE


Yorkville Handles Tents Situation

Date: 12/18/2015

MSC Systems, based in Beaumont, TX, recently supplied audio for a sizable outdoor corporate function in its hometown, turning to its inventory of Yorkville Sound PA for the occasion.  MORE


FBT Takes On Trump

Date: 12/17/2015

Everyone has a different opinion about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but one thing we all can (probably) agree on is that the man knows how to make himself heard. In the case of a recent rally in Knoxville, TN, that meant using local audio vendor M&M Productions USA to reach 10,000 people packed inside the 120,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall of the Knoxville Convention Center.  MORE


Joeco Synchs Up For The Season

Date: 12/16/2015

Melbourne’s annual Christmas Festival is a visual treat, and one of its highlights is its centerpiece sound and light show, which features 24-channel surround sound landscapes synchronized to 7,500 channels of lighting. Systems integrator Sound Environment set it up so that a JoeCo BlackBox plays pre-programmed shows that run day and night for the course of the Festival.  MORE


Mackie Releases Master Fader v4.0 Control App

Date: 12/15/2015

Now available, Mackie’s Master Fader v4.0 includes a bevy of new features.  MORE


Muse, D&B Anchor Berlin’S Lollapalooza

Date: 12/14/2015

Muse may have come from overseas to conquer American rock fans, but in return, the U.S. shipped Lollapalooza Festival overseas to Berlin this year, and helping cement that event’s future there, Muse headlined the final night with all the usual pomp and spectacle that the band brings to its shows. Also on the bill that weekend were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bastille, and Sam Smith, and everyone performed through a d&b audiotechnik-oriented audio system provided by Berlin-based production house TSE AG.  MORE


Nationals Net FBT Install

Date: 12/11/2015

While the Washington Nationals MLB team are always looking to knock one out of the park, one of its sound vendors, Tuxedo Moon, was looking to use audio to welcome fans into the park. Requiring speakers for the stadium’s main entrance that would present everything from announcements to pre-game entertainment, Tuxedo Moon turned to RMC Audio, regional vendor and installer, which in turn suggested using eight FBT Mitus 206Ls to cover the space.  MORE


Martin Audio Rocks Rock In Rio

Date: 12/08/2015

Getting put to the test immediately, audio provider Gabisom Audio Equipment put its brand-new Martin Audio MLA rig to work on one of the highest-profile music events in South America this year: The 30th anniversary of Rock In Rio. Acts like Korn, John Legend, Magic, Deftones, Steve Vai and Al Jarreau helped break in the new system on the Palco Sunset stage.  MORE


Indiana Tech Enrolls Worxaudio

Date: 12/07/2015

Indiana Tech’s new Academic Center has an equally new PA that was designed and installed by Advanced Systems Group (ASG) of Ft. Wayne, IN. Part of the system was required to be mobile, so two UltraWave 218S enclosures from WorxAudio hold down the low end, and keep out of sight when necessary.  MORE


 
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