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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


Yamaha Set For Parsons Audio Expo

Date: 10/31/2014

Parsons Audio will hold its annual Audio Expo on Thursday, November 6 at the Holiday Inn in Dedham, MA. Select audio manufacturers will hold demonstrations and presentations from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with exhibits open from noon to 6 p.m.  MORE


Cheap Trick In The Mix

Date: 10/30/2014

NEW YORK, NY—Since its inception in 1973, Cheap Trick has given more than 5,000 performances, sold 20 million records, contributed to 29 movie soundtracks and has been awarded 40 gold and platinum records.  MORE


Rock Lititz Opens With A Bang

Date: 10/30/2014

LITITZ, PA—When Clair Global and Tait Towers partnered to build a 96-acre campus in the countryside of Lititz, PA, just down the way from both companies’ headquarters, they envisioned a home for some of the touring and live event industries’ top vendors and resources.  MORE


State of the Industry: Sound Reinforcement

Date: 10/23/2014

Revolutions are about disruptive change—an instantaneous, obvious shift in the way things are—but evolutions, slow and often due to widespread factors, are far harder to spot.  MORE


Live Sound Expo Explodes At AES

Date: 10/17/2014

The Project Studio Expo first debuted two years ago during the last West-Coast AES Convention; an unqualified hit, it's become a mainstay that attendees look forward to with anticipation. History repeated itself, then, with this past weekend's introduction of the Live Sound Expo (LSE) at the AES Convention in Los Angeles, offering presentations that gave attendees real-world insight and advice from the best in the business.  MORE


Mackie Debuts DL32R 32-Ch. Wireless Live Mixer

Date: 10/16/2014

By Strother Bullins. Mackie has announced its latest mixer—the DL32R 32-Channel Wireless Live Sound Mixer with iPad Control—building on the technology and workflow established in its successful DL1608.  MORE


 
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