Live Sound Showcase: Katy Perry - Pragmatically Prismatic

Date: 09/30/2014

NEW YORK, NY-Since the release of her fourth studio album, Prism, back in late 2013, pop diva Katy Perry has hit some significant landmarks in her career, tying Rihanna for the most number‐one singles on Billboard’s Pop Chart after the release of the album’s third single, “Dark Horse,” back in February.  MORE

40 Years On, Deep Purple And Crew Reunite

Date: 09/30/2014

COSTA MESA, CA—Deep Purple, part of the triumvirate of U.K. bands— along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath—that kickstarted hard rock and heavy metal in the early 1970s, recently completed the North American leg of a world tour promoting its 19th studio album, Now What?!  MORE

Pro Audio Comes To Times Square

Date: 09/29/2014

NEW YORK, NY—In August, Guitar Center opened its new 2,800-squarefoot flagship store in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.  MORE

Rock Lititz Opens With A Bang

Date: 09/22/2014

By Kelleigh Welch. 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 industry’s top vendors and resources, so producers could come and develop a tour before heading out on the road. The result was Rock Lititz, and on September 20, co-owners Adam Davis and Michael Tait of staging and automation vendor Tait Towers, and Troy Clair of live production sound company Clair Global officially opened the facility Saturday with a symbolic ceremony, joined by 500 professionals, friends and family.  MORE

Bose Brings Roommatch Demo To NYC

Date: 09/12/2014

Bose Professional will be presenting a full RoomMatch L/C/R system next week at New World Stages in New York City on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  MORE

Manning Monty Python’S Mixes

Date: 09/05/2014

In a summer full of tours, one of the biggest arena shows stayed in one place. The venue was London’s O2, and the show was the final (for now) reunion of the legendary comedy troupe Monty Python—John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones—for 10 sold-out dates. Mixing every silly word were DiGiCo consoles at both the FOH and monitor positions.  MORE

Etech Adds A&H To AV Systems

Date: 09/04/2014

The Internet technology company eTech Events has grown into a full-service event technology integrator, purchasing 21 Allen & Heath Qu-16 to move into the digital realm at corporate events.  MORE

Renkus-Heinz Names Anthony President

Date: 09/03/2014

Renkus-Heinz has appointed Roscoe Anthony to the position of president, during what is reported as a period of “unprecedented progress” for the California company.  MORE

Professional Audio 2014: Salaries and Careers

Date: 08/27/2014

Returning to an annual tradition, Pro Sound News recently surveyed its readers about their primary and secondary business activities, job titles, and income.  MORE

Live Sound Showcase: Cher—Dressed To Kill, Rigged to Wrap

Date: 08/27/2014

Her job these days may be to “come out in silly outfits, sing and be fabulous,” as Cher commented onstage at the Staples Center recently, but there are plenty of people willing to pay to see the costume changes and hear the hits.  MORE

Lobbying Opens For PSN Awards

Date: 08/21/2014

The inaugural Pro Sound News Awards, recognizing the industry’s best movers and shakers, will be held October 11, 2014, at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The awards event will celebrate excellence in Live Sound, Recording, Installed Sound, Post Production and Broadcasting, with a special Lifetime Achievement Award presentation. And already, the nomination process has begun!  MORE

Masque Sound Donates To Road Recovery

Date: 08/20/2014

Road Recovery was founded in 1998 by music industry veterans Gene Bowen, a tour manager and recovering addict, and Jack Bookbinder, an artist manager who struggles with Type II diabetes, to help young people battle addiction and other adversities. To help further that mission, theatrical SR company Masque Sound recently made a charitable contribution to the non-profit organization.  MORE

L-Acoustics Supports X-Men Premiere

Date: 08/19/2014

For the launch of 20th Century’s Fox summer blockbuster ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the worldwide premier was held at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Center, with a 75-foot-wide screen projecting the movie for attendees.  MORE

ND Senate And House Agree On RH

Date: 08/19/2014

North Dakota’s Legislative Assembly building, home to the state Senate and House of Representatives, is a visually impressive structure standing 19 stories, with semi-circular chamber rooms with high ceilings and walls made of chestnut, walnut and oak. However, these features create a number of coverage and reverberation issues; the low ceiling in the under-balcony areas blocked sound from the main system, and the few small supplemental speakers in the upper balcony area struggled to provide adequate coverage.  MORE

EAI Adds Martin MLA

Date: 08/19/2014

Singapore-based Expo AV-InSync (EAI) recently expanded its inventory with the purchase of a Martin Audio MLA System 36 from local distributors Swee Lee.  MORE


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