Tour Engineer Jeff Kaplan Killed

Date: 01/08/2015

By Clive Young. FOH engineer/tour manager Jeff Kaplan was killed Wednesday morning when he was hit by an SUV following his own car accident on Route 50 outside Annapolis, MD.  MORE


Date: 01/08/2015

Whether it’s Coachella, Lollapalooza or SXSW, you’d be hard-pressed to find a major music festival that doesn’t feature larger-than-life video displays accompanying performers on stage.  MORE

Showco Founder Jack Calmes Passes At 71

Date: 01/07/2015

By Clive Young. Dallas, TX (January 7, 2015)—Jack Calmes, who co-founded pioneering tour sound company Showco, died of cancer on January 5 at the age of 71.  MORE


Date: 12/23/2014

Hot Off The Coals, a popular barbeque spot in Queen Anne, MD, recently expanded to a second location in nearby Easton; the new location has been outfitted with an ISP Technologies High Definition Distributed System installed by Dic Gleason, owner of Earfull of Sound in Queen Anne, MD.  MORE

Eventide FX Set For Yamaha Rivage

Date: 12/04/2014

Partnering with Yamaha, Eventide will develop effects for the upcoming Yamaha Rivage PM10 live sound console in the form of an Eventide H3000 Live plug-in.  MORE

Event Enterprises Adds Nexo, Yamaha

Date: 12/03/2014

The production company Event Enterprises recently added 12 Nexo STM M28 speakers to augment its existing Nexo box count, which has grown to 80.  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

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

The Scovill Tour is on the Road with Petty and More

Date: 11/19/2014

Veteran live sound engineer Robert Scovill is on the road with Tom Petty till mid October, playing a dual role as FOH engineer and product evangelist.  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

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

Concert Production Legend Patrick Stansfield Dies

Date: 11/06/2014

Patrick Stansfield, the tour and stage manager often credited with creating the modern arena rock concert, died Tuesday, October 28 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, due to kidney failure. He was 70.  MORE

Sennheiser Encourages FCC Petition

Date: 10/31/2014

Sennheiser is encouraging microphone owners and customers to write to the FCC in support of the company’s Petition for Reconsideration, filed in light of the pending spectrum auction now scheduled to take place in early 2016.  MORE

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