Audio News

risingstarquantumDiGiCo Quantum manages Rising Star TV series
Friday, 12 August 2022

Israel - Reality TV singing competition, Rising Star, has upgraded its audio system to a flagship DiGiCo Quantum console, to take advantage of the range’s capacity and flexible architecture. The console is required to manage a challenging run of live shows featuring multiple performances, and servicing FOH and monitors demands from one surface.
Between season 2 and 7, the winner was given the opportunity to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. Due to its success, the programme became a global phenomenon in the reality TV sphere with many international television stations buying the rights to produce the programme.
DiGiCo is the brand of choice for the show's head of sound, Yossi Edri, who has used DiGiCo consoles in all of his recent projects, including the major live TV productions, the Israeli-hosted 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, and the annual national Dancing With The Stars TV series.
“Quite simply, Quantum feels like home! The first feature that amazed me when I initially used the console was the seemingly endless number of MADI connections, and the fact that it has perfect integration with the Optocore fibre network, which is a familiar platform for me, and is, in my opinion, the best network protocol the audio industry has to offer,” says Edri.
“It was the logical choice to specify DiGiCo for the next series of Rising Star. In this production, the ability to add racks, consoles or any other stream to and from a broadcast van is simple and can be done in a matter of minutes. Sometimes we needed to accommodate

lsu-beach-volleyball-stadiumLSU beach volleyball gets Danley upgrade
Friday, 12 August 2022

USA - 2022 was one of Louisiana State University’s (LSU) most successful beach volleyball seasons in programme history. With 27 regular season wins and 32 overall wins, both school records, LSU had five pairs earn AVCA honours and one player – Melia Lindner, became LSU’s first beach Elite 90 Award winner.
These winning ways weren’t just on the court – they include the courts. Over the past few years, LSU has completed major upgrades unveiling a new beach volleyball venue in the heart of campus in 2019.
The new stadium, formerly a tennis facility, features six competition courts with 24-inch-deep sand. The facility also features energy efficient LED lighting, seating capacity for 450 spectators, new scoreboard, and a brand new Danley Sound Labs system.
“Over the years, many of our facilities have received upgrades or we’ve needed to replace systems,” said Terrance Bold, director of audio and visual services at LSU. “This installation was new unlike those prior projects.”
The design of the new system was completed by AJP Consulting and Sound Advice from Baton Rouge, Louisiana completed the installation.
Danley Sound Labs western sales manager Kim Comeaux was also involved in the project. “Danley SH96HO and GO2-8CX loudspeakers were the perfect choice for this installation,” said Comeaux. “We also used Danley TH412 subwoofers for the low end of the system. Just like all of the Danley Sound Labs’ systems on campus, this one brings an appropriate ‘punch’ to their sound and really creates a festive environment

 
 
pncinnovationzoneClair Global plays key role in PNC initiative
Friday, 12 August 2022

USA - There is no denying the immense popularity of esports and video gaming around the world. Entire sports arenas sell out for fans to watch their favourite gaming stars compete. But what if this gaming technology could be used as a purposefully constructive educational tool for the local community? What if the technology and creativity that goes into creating a video game could be transitioned into targeted curriculum disguised as entertainment?
This is the vision of the team behind Whitaker Center in in Harrisburg, PA and Ted Black, president, and CEO of Whitaker Center, for the newly created, 7,000sq.ft PNC Innovation Zone.
Says Black, “We saw an opportunity within gaming for a perfect vehicle into learning.” The PNC Innovation Zone is a first in its category – a venue dedicated to experiential learning in disciplines such as science, technology, engineering, arts, and math for kids eight years and up, plus teens and others who may be “aging out” of the current offerings of the science centre here.
“Our vision was to create a purposeful gaming studio that attracts younger audiences and engages them at higher levels and to develop a space that fits more with Whitaker Center’s traditional initiative of bringing arts and science education together under one roof. The new PNC Innovation Zone does just that and then some.”
Whitaker Center partnered with Lititz, PA-based Clair Global Integration and nationally recognised, PA-based, educational architectural firm Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates (CR&A) to create, design,

 
glastoVoid embraces Lonely Hearts Club at Glastonbury
Friday, 12 August 2022

UK - Void Acoustics embraced the energy and vibe of their first major presence at Glastonbury on the 50th Anniversary edition of the festival.
Glastonbury’s long-awaited return to this year’s summer calendar saw the addition of two new stages in the popular Silver Hayes area of the festival. One of these new stages was the Lonely Hearts Club – an arresting addition to this club-goers paradise.
It was from the art deco styled Lonely Hearts Club stage that Void Acoustics made an impressive visual and sonic impact in this part of Glastonbury throughout the long festival weekend.
NSL Productions (long-standing rental and integration partner of Void Acoustics) installed this festival stage for Team Love who were the festival production team behind Silver Hayes this year.
“Although we have worked at Glastonbury previously, this was our first year working in the Silver Hayes area,” explains Tom Broughton, director, NSL Productions. “Our engagement was a result of the great relationship we have built with Team Love from working in close co-operation with them at other festivals including Love Saves the Day in Bristol where the Lonely Hearts Club first made its debut.”
Tom continues that “given our previous large-scale stage productions with Team Love, we got involved in this project from the very early stages as some careful planning was required.”
The brief was precise, and with the 40ft high structure, it was clear to Tom that the robust Void Acoustics Arcline 8 line array modular system “was the perfect solution f

 
 
montrealinternationaljazzfestivalMontréal Jazz Festival roars back with Meyer
Thursday, 11 August 2022

Canada - The Montréal International Jazz Festival roared back to life in 2022, reinforcing its distinction as the largest jazz festival in the world. With 350 concerts scheduled over 10 days - two-thirds of them free - the festival once again drew audiences numbering in the hundreds of thousands to downtown Montréal, where AVL supplier Solotech had equipped eight indoor and outdoor stages - including the Scène TD main stage - with Meyer Sound reinforcement systems.
The resounding success of audio at this year’s festival can be credited to the work of festival technical coordinator Dan Meier and his team from L’Equipe Spectra. Meyer Sound and Solotech worked closely with Meier and his team to develop and deploy the sonic experiences at the festival.
The enthusiastic response came as no surprise to director of R&D and technological solutions David Brazeau, who was responsible for overall supervision of AVL systems on behalf of Solotech. “We’ve heard only great reviews on the performances from people who were there and from the media. There was no particular mention of the sound, but then the whole idea is to make the reinforcement transparent, so it’s not noticed. When the sound is perfect you don’t hear anything about it.”
The Scène TD stage system comprised main front arrays of nine per side Leo linear line array loudspeakers, with focused low end from end-fire arrays of six per side 1100‑LFC low-frequency control elements. Front-fills were Mica line array loudspeakers, with MSL-4 loudspeakers as out-fills. First delay was tw

 
charles-carroll-engineerCRAS visits leading LA studios for students
Wednesday, 10 August 2022

USA - Recently, the Student Services Department of the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences travelled to southern California on behalf of its current and future students.
“We sent members of our staff to the greater Los Angeles area for the purpose of visiting studios and companies that CRAS has had long standing relationships with, and additionally open up new doors for future students and graduates,” explained Kirt Hamm, CRAS administrator. “These visits help place our students in their mandatory internships prior to graduation, and then open potential graduate job placement opportunities. All of this helps our current and future students get a leg up when positioning themselves near or after graduation in some of the industry’s best available pro audio environments.”
During the visit, CRAS staff met with personnel from Touring Video, VSI TV, Evergreen Studios, Outloud Audio, Little Big Room, Transported Audio, TV Pro Gear, Record Plant, Paramount Recording, APG, Sound Factory, East West, Shangri La, Studio Malibu, Internet Money, Remote Control Productions, The Village, and The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.
“Some of the managers we had never met in person, even though we have had long lasting relationships with them,” said Rachel Ludeman, CRAS employment coordinator. “So, to put a face to the name has a huge impact. We always see it as incredibly beneficial to create a deeper connection with managers rather than just a phone call or an email exchange. Additionally, it shows care and genuine interest when the managers

 
 
austrianThe Rolling Stones rock on with Austrian Audio
Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Europe - The Rolling Stones Sixty tour is utilising Austrian Audio microphones. On 15 July, The Stones rocked Vienna’s Ernst Happel Stadium. “It was an unbelievable experience,” says Austrian Audio’s CEO, Martin Seidl. “Of course, I’m probably The Stones’ biggest fan, so just seeing them live again was really cool. But hearing our mics on stage - that was unreal.”
That the concert took place in Austrian Audio’s hometown made it an even more unforgettable evening. “It doesn’t get bigger than this,” Seidl says.
For Sixty, Dave Natale, the front of house engineer, is working once again with The Stones to make sure their sound is as excellent as their fans expect. Natale is known for his work with Prince, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Yes, Motley Crue, Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, and many more A-list artists.
Natale specifically chose to use the OC18 and CC8 cardioid true condenser microphone for both the No Filter and Sixty tours. He messaged the Austrian Audio team about the mics from last year's No Filter, saying: “We love them. I really like the fact that they weigh a lot. They are a really nice piece of functional engineering artwork.”
Austrian Audio’s AR manager Walter Rührig states: “I’m more than excited to have seen the Stones live. It’s just really amazing to hear the technology in such a larger-than-life environment. We developed Austrian Audio’s signature Open Acoustics technology right here in Vienna, and now we’re hearing Steve Jordan playing the drums for The Stones through our CC8s. It’s just

 
matchesDante network adds flexibility to sports bar
Wednesday, 10 August 2022

UK - The new Matches Sports Bar, located 60 miles south of London, in Elwick Place in Ashford, opened its doors in the summer of 2021, and has been a live sports and entertainment destination hot spot ever since. Critical to the bar's rapid success was a sharp focus on designing and installing a very flexible, high-quality, easy-to-use sound system to deliver audio to Matches' large and small spaces for public and private events. The team developed a comprehensive networked audio system with a set of Dante-connected, multi-channel amplifiers at its core.
Matches owner, Jon Shephard, explained that the concept for the 250-capacity venue is to bring together all the best elements of bars he has visited into a single place, and create the ultimate sports bar experience with excellent AV entertainment that appeals to a wide range of sports enthusiasts. With this goal in mind, audio zoning is a critical factor for the multi-use, multi-space bar, allowing the control across the large central bar area, as well as private and semi-private spaces so the audio from various televised events and shows don’t conflict with each other.
For the main bar, Shephard wants to immerse patrons in a full AV experience with all the excitement of live sports at game time. But then after a match, he wants to turn up the music and keep the party going with excellent, high-quality sound and coverage. For the smaller spaces away from the main bar, Matches employees need complete audio system control to assure customers are part of the excitement but at a lower level, and be able to

 
 
celebration-ministries-internationalSAW celebrates first d&b install in Zimbabwe
Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Zimbabwe - Celebration Ministries is one of the most powerful and far-reaching Christian organisations in Zimbabwe and across Southern Africa. Founded in 1982 by Pastors Tom and Bonnie Deuschle with just six people in their living room, today Celebration Ministries numbers over 80 churches worldwide.
The headquarters of Celebration Church International is a building in Borrowdale, Harare, called Celebration Centre. Finally opened in 2004 after a marathon 14-year build process, Celebration Centre is now a significant Zimbabwean landmark. Stage Audio Works has recently completed a comprehensive audio systems upgrade for the main 3,800-seat auditorium based on a d&b PA system and Yamaha consoles with Dante networking.
The decision to upgrade their audio systems was taken in 2019 just before the COVID pandemic. Pastor Bonnie Deuschle, who leads the praise and worship teams, and is the driving force behind Celebration’s famous 300-voice choir, was becoming increasingly frustrated by the limitations of the old system. “If the voice of the word of God is not amplified, people won’t hear it,” she says. Consequently, the decision was made to upgrade. However, as Pastor Tom explains, the ‘who’ was every bit as important as the ‘what’.
“We looked at three providers,” he recalls. “Ultimately, we chose Stage Audio Works not because of price – overall they were more expensive than the others – but because of their willingness to work with us and solve problems. If I could boil it down to one thing, it would be the relationship: the

 
trix-antwerpAntwerp’s Trix adds DiGiCo Quantum 225
Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Belgium - Located close to Antwerp’s historic city centre, Trix hosts a network of artists, music lovers, art and youth organisations, seeking to stimulate creation and discovery for a diverse audience - it also strives to be an ally for artists, helping them to develop their talent from an open-minded culture.
The venue presents music from all genres, but the programme mainly consists of rock and metal, hiphop, soul and jazz with little commercial material. It is also a multifunctional facility with spaces for live performance, recording / production, workshops, rehearsals and a 700-capacity club room which has recently been upgraded with the addition of a new DiGiCo Quantum 225 console, complete with MQ-Rack.
“Dominik loves to work on an SD console and owns an S21 himself,” comments David Liebens of supplier and integrator Amptec. “When the Q225 came to the marketplace, and Dominik needed a new console for the club, it was an obvious choice as it provides both the accessibility and the software features a club console requires. We provided training for the new console on delivery and further training is planned for the rest of the house team.”
Dominik Boiy adds, “The Q225 was bought mostly for the club room upstairs, which is mainly for concerts, but we often organise PA technique workshops there, too. For me it was important that the students should get their hands on mixing consoles that live up to industry standards and not have to work with budget mixers. That’s why we offer DiGiCo as the best console in class because it is by f

 
 
la7PLASA Show 2022: L-Acoustics highlights amplified controller
Tuesday, 9 August 2022

UK - Since its unveiling during L-Acoustics keynote event in Paris this May, the revolutionary new LA7.16i amplified controller has received unanimous praise. This September will see it take pride of place on L-Acoustics stand J1, giving PLASA Show visitors the opportunity to discover how to “amplify differently”.
The new LA7.16i amplified controller surmounts the limitations of current high power amplifier configurations used in most installation projects. Improving flexibility and efficiency, especially in multi-channel scenarios, LA7.16i a lower cost-per-channel solution, consuming 30% less energy when idle. LA7.16i has an unprecedented 16x16 architecture in a 2U chassis with seamless Milan-AVB redundancy. Each of the 16 output channels delivers up to 1,300 watts at 8 ohms or 1,100 watts at 4 ohms. Its high-efficiency design benefits applications like medium to large-scale applications, where rack space and weight limitations may be a concern.
Also on show will be the new Soka colinear line source and its companion SB6i subwoofer, also first seen in May. Accompanying them will be X4i, and SB10i subwoofer which provide exciting new creative possibilities for sound designers, interior designers, and architects to shape sound and space to their needs.
Additionally, the stand will have an L-ISA Studio workstation, where visitors can try object-oriented mixing using L-Acoustics’ concert-proven L‑ISA technology that allows them to formulate multidimensional audio wherever and whenever they are ready to create.
Developed to improve the w

 
linearraytreeMartin Audio commits to plant 50,000 trees
Tuesday, 9 August 2022

UK - Martin Audio recently introduced a dedicated environment page to its website, detailing its approach to the climate emergency. Now they have taken that a step further, announcing the funding completion for planting 50,000 trees, plus an ongoing commitment to plant another new tree for every line array cabinet sold.
Managing director, Dom Harter, takes up the story: “As a global leader in the pro audio industry, and as part of the wider Focusrite Group, environmental sustainability is a major opportunity for us to demonstrate climate leadership and values, define good environmental practice, and benefit from an opportunity to meaningfully engage with our staff, customers, and the wider audio community. Working alongside Andy Land, head of sustainability for Focusrite Group, we have been outlining our approach and commencing the work.”
Land added, “Our approach to environmental sustainability extends to our complete operation, aiming to embed us within the circular economy. We believe the only way to make sure we’re doing the right thing is to look at our products in detail across the whole lifecycle, starting with production, then logistics, energy consumption and end of life treatment.
“It’s going to take time, but we’re aiming to map the life cycle of every product and through this detailed work, we’re starting to uncover the environmental hot spots in our products, and what we can do about it. The work involved will not only involve holistic sustainable design, but also packaging, energy efficiency and the headquarters buildin

 
 
thailandL-Acoustics powers Impact Arena shows
Monday, 8 August 2022

Thailand – As large-scale live shows begin to return to delight fans across Asia Pacific, one of the region’s biggest stars recently wrapped up two sold-out concerts and fan meets at Bangkok’s Impact Arena.
California-born Mark Tuan made his mark on the K-Pop genre with superstar boyband Got7 and has since confirmed his place as a multidimensional celebrity recognised internationally as a rapper, singer, songwriter, and model. The multi-purpose Impact Arena - which includes a convention centre that can be used for sporting events, conferences, and concerts - was chosen for Mark Tuan to perform and meet with more than 10,000 fans over two nights.
Bangkok-based 4nologue promoted the event. They turned to local audio-visual provider PM Center Co’s team of audio professionals to deploy pristine tour-level sound in the largest concert venue in Thailand. “Our first choice for concerts of this size is always an L-Acoustics system,” says Mr. Thanakorn Tangsereewongsa, head of business development at PM Center, which boasts an inventory of L-Acoustics products from certified provider distributor Vision One. “Most artists’ concert riders specifically list L-Acoustics above others. In our experience, a comprehensive L-Acoustics system provides our engineers with dedicated tools for system optimisation and calibration.”
The Impact Arena, with 24ft-high ceilings and smooth, hard walls, is a difficult venue for sound designers. “Our team knew that reflections would be their main challenge,” explains Mr. Thanakorn. “The team relied on L-Aco

 
ronda-ross-qsc-llcQSC appoints vice-president of HR
Friday, 5 August 2022

USA - QSC has announced the promotion of Ronda Ross to vice-president of human resources. Ross replaces Vicki Arnold who has retired after leading HR for 16 years.
“First, we’d like to thank Vicki for all she has done for QSC, LLC. Her contributions in building our HR team and capabilities have been immeasurable and we appreciate the dedication and care she has always given the organization and our employees,” says Joe Pham, chairman of the board and CEO, QSC, LLC. “We are thrilled to have Ronda fulfil this position as she has already made such a large impact over the last five years by delivering many improvements and laying a solid foundation to support the growth of our organisation.”
Ross joined QSC, LLC in 2017 as director of HR operations and promoted to senior director human resources in 2021 where she focused on advancing the strategic partnerships between human resources and business outcomes.

 
 
cpl-tropic-fest-CPL helps the chill factor for Tropic Fest
Friday, 5 August 2022

UK - CPL co-ordinated and delivered staging, sound, video, lighting and other associated BTS (behind the scenes) infrastructure to Tropic Fest, a two-day festival style event staged in the grounds of the historic Chillington Hall in Staffordshire.
CPL was working for production company Pandora Events and their end client, Tropic Skincare with a team led by Lee Gruszeckyj. They asked Star Events onboard to supply the 15m orbit stage on which all the performance action took place.
The sound, lighting and video production design was based on the requirements of several artist riders from a lively line-up that included acts like Rob da Bank, Our Girl G, Queenz, Mr Motivator, Air Guitar Band, Magic of Marley, Twinnie, the Strictly Come Dancing Band with headliners Gok Wan, Bjorn Again and the Ministry of Sound Disco. This mixed line up meant that flexibility was essential for all technical departments.
CPL’s experience of servicing festival events like Glastonbury, Hay on Wye, Camper Calling and many others was a massive asset in staging Tropic Fest, a small festival environment for approximately 1200 of Tropic’s ‘top ambassadors’.
A 5.4m wide by 3m-deep LED screen was hung at the back of the stage which features cantilevered PA supports for a neat, streamlined finish and clear sightlines.
The LED screen and a variety of lighting was rigged on four trusses sub-hung underneath the roof. Lighting comprised 40 moving lights - Claypaky Mythos2s for specials and effects, Martin MAC Auras for washes and Ayrton Perseos for beams and additio

 
brad-divensBrad Divens switches to Rivage PM
Friday, 5 August 2022

Europe - After hanging up his bass guitar from his time in bands like Kix and Wrathchild America, Brad Divens has been the Front of House engineer for a range of major artists, including Linkin Park, Cyndi Lauper, Garbage, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and Mötley Crüe. This summer he mixed major European shows for Enrique Iglesias where, since switching to a Yamaha Rivage PM digital mixing system, he was able to bid a final farewell to years of touring with outboard racks.
Like all experienced engineers, Brad cut his teeth on analogue mixers. Since, he has used various digital systems, but it was when friend and fellow engineer Frank Scamalone recommended the Yamaha Rivage PM series that Brad properly took the plunge.
“I knew that I wanted to do something different and Frank kept telling me ‘Look Brad, just plug an SM58 into it and listen to your voice, that's all you need to do and you will want to check it out.’ We had a long conversation about it because he's one of my peers and I trust his opinion when it comes to mixing,” says Brad.
He contacted Yamaha in Nashville for a system demo and immediately appreciated what Frank was saying. A key benefit of his switch to Rivage PM has been the ability to reduce, and then eliminate, the outboard rack he was carrying with his previous digital system.
“When using other digital desks, I immediately felt that I needed to add something because they are a little on the sterile side. For example, with the previous system, I had all my group and mix buss processing on outboard. But when

 
 
thesmileBrit Row supports The Smile’s first European tour
Friday, 5 August 2022

UK - The Smile embarked on their first ever UK and European tour with audio support from Britannia Row Productions.
The band – comprised of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner – chose a selection of intimate venues for their debut tour, which meant that house PA systems were the order of the day, and the Brit Row control package would take on a lot of the heavy lifting.
FOH Engineer Mikko Gordon has worked with The Smile’s frontman, Thom Yorke, for 10 years both live and in the studio, most recently serving as engineer for the band’s debut album, A Light for Attracting Attention.
“It felt natural for me to be the one to take this show out into the world,” says Mikko. “We spent some time at Rak Studios for production rehearsals and this allowed me to create my mix in a controlled environment. I used a lot of the same mic placements as when recording the album and spent a lot of time with the band refining the sounds. One studio technique I've tried for the first time live is using a Neumann FET 47 on the kick drum, which has worked really well.”
The show is a detailed and dynamic one, ranging from as low as 80db all the way up to short bursts of 105db. Mikko explained that this variability stems from his desire to capture the essence of each album track, heightening its emotional impact for the audience.
“They are only a trio but there's a lot going on,” he says. “Johnny plays synths with foot pedals on some songs and even plays piano and harp at the same time. I

 
lafmhL-Acoustics K2 brings new life to Philly’s Franklin
Friday, 5 August 2022

USA - Franklin Music Hall on Philadelphia’s North 7th Street first opened its doors in 1995 as Electric Factory, the second incarnation of a bygone local ’60s/’70s venue. The new 2,500-capacity venue quickly emerged as one of the city’s prime destinations for artists spanning genres from rock to punk to noise to dance, and its popularity sparked the warehouse-style music-venue trend, becoming the model for clubs across the nation.
The venue was eventually acquired by AEG in September 2018 and took on its current moniker, with AEG’s regional partner The Bowery Presents producing shows there by artists like Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Greta Van Fleet, MGMT, and Matt and Kim.
Now, Franklin Music Hall has turned yet another corner with its recent installation of an L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system, which has pumped up the volume for its most current raft of touring artists, including LCD Soundsystem - who christened the newly-installed K2 arrays with a four-night stand in March - Car Seat Headrest, The Story So Far, PUP, Mitski, and many other forefront musicians.
This project builds on The Bowery Presents’ many sonic successes with L-Acoustics systems at its other venues, including NYC’s Brooklyn Steel, Terminal 5, and Webster Hall, as well as Boston’s new Roadrunner, which is also now home to a K2 rig.
For much of its life as Electric Factory, the Philadelphia venue was also a pioneer of an earlier L-Acoustics loudspeaker, V-DOSC, one of the first truly world-class, modern touring-sound systems. Thus, with the installation of its n

 
 
kick-drumDPA addresses media market at IBC 2022
Thursday, 4 August 2022

Europe - DPA Microphones is showcasing its latest microphone offerings, designed to meet the growing needs of the entertainment and media markets, at IBC 2022.
Focusing on the needs of film and TV productions, DPA is highlighting its 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone, which can also serve as a boom mic for broadcast applications. Two important mic solutions ideal for televised live event productions, the 4466 CORE Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headset Microphones and the 4055 Kick Drum Mic, will also be featured on the show floor.
Featuring the same sonic qualities as the brand’s other supercardioid microphones, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone has been optimised to pick up speech from a distance. Initially designed for plant miking applications, it is ideal for small spaces because of its compact footprint and clear audio pickup. Used in combination with DPA boom mics and lavaliers, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun becomes the final piece of a complete microphone package’ to meet the needs of any TV or film production’.
The DPA 4466 CORE Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headset Microphones feature the brand’s popular 5mm round microphone capsule and provide the security, durability and flexibility necessary for use in entertainment.
A specialised mic for the low-frequency, high-SPL instrument, the DPA 4055 Kick Drum Microphone differs from traditional kick drum mics in that it is not pre-tailored to any specific sound, allowing sound engineers to shape the sound exactly as desired. Able to perform in a variety

 
texasAtlasIED merges historic with modern
Thursday, 4 August 2022

USA - Built as a hotel in 1865, the Haywood House in Jefferson, Texas, has served as a grand hotel, a local history museum and a personal residence. Today, the historic Haywood House is an upscale Euro-American restaurant and cocktail bar.
Owners Teresa and Alan Ponder purchased Haywood House in 2020 and have been updating and renovating the building's infrastructure, including the installation of a new state-of-the-art, facility-wide sound system from AtlasIED, featuring the company's Strategically Hidden Speakers and Atmosphere audio control platform.
Michael Chism, account manager at Visual Techniques (VTI-TX), was the point person for the historical Haywood House sound system project. Based in Longview, Texas, VTI-TX is an AV systems integration firm providing a range of products and solutions, including high-quality audio and control systems, visual presentation and video wall solutions, and other interactive technologies. VTI-TX has been an AtlasIED reseller and installer for more than 15 years.
Chism noted that the charming, historic nature of the building presented unique sound system challenges. First and foremost, any installed speaker system had to be as discreet as possible and not detract from the restaurant's classic ambiance. Haywood House also required high-quality sound for each space, with easy control to accommodate different guest events, often at different volumes with different web streaming or Bluetooth-connected content, so flexibility was vital.
“This was a fun project because we were helping bring a very historic bu

 
 
lesliegaston-birdAES announces results of 2022 elections
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

USA - The Audio Engineering Society has announced the incoming officers and governors following the 2022 board of directors and board of governors elections.
The Society’s membership has elected Leslie Gaston-Bird, as president-elect. Also on the board of directors, Valerie Tyler has been re-elected as secretary and Marina Bosi re-elected as treasurer.
In the AES Elections for the board of governors (BoG), Angela Piva has been elected vice president Eastern region, USA/Canada, David v.R. Bowles has been elected vice president Western region, USA/Canada and Jamie Angus-Whiteoak has been elected as vice president Northern Europe region. Additionally, newly elected governors-at-large are Lesley Fogle, Toru Kamekawa and Marcela Zorro.
Save for the president-elect, each newly-elected individual will serve a two-year term and Bosi and Tyler with have their current terms extended by two years. Gaston-Bird will serve a year on the AES board of directors as president-elect, in 2024 as president, in 2025 as past-president, followed by two years as a governor. All those newly elected will begin their terms on January 1, 2023.
Also on 1 January, 2023, current past-president Jonathan Wyner will transition to governor for the first year of a two-year term. Beginning one-year terms will be president Josh Reiss, who will transition to past-president, and president-elect Bruce Olson, who will become president.
Outgoing from the Board of Governors in 2023 as regional Vice Presidents are Gabriel Herman, Alex Kosiorek and Elena Prokofieva. Governors with

 
b170sBluesound debuts all-in-one streaming solution
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

UK - Bluesound Professional has launched the B170S networked streaming stereo amplifier to North American and global distribution markets. Orders for the B170S are open immediately with warehouse availability starting in September 2022.
The B170S is an all-in-one streaming solution for any commercial music installation combining a high-quality stereo low impedance and constant voltage amplifier with a BluOS enabled network music player.
The low impedance output is suitable for applications where intelligibility and sophistication are important. Alternatively, multi-speaker installations like corridors or high-traffic areas can be catered to with the constant voltage option that allows for daisy-chained speakers, in turn reducing cable lengths and complexity. With keyhole slots allowing for flexible mounting options, the B170S is well-suited to hide under shelves, tables and walls or be rack mounted into a 3U space with the racking accessory.
Continuing Bluesound Professional’s multi-zone commercial music solutions, streaming services like SoundMachine, Custom Channels, SiriusXM for Business, QSIC, and Tunify and others, are natively integrated into the BluOS enabled network music player in the B170S and can be controlled with the BluOS Controller app on PC, Mac, iOS and Android.

 
 
upper-arlington-lutheran-church-mills-runDanley Sound hosts Ohio road show event
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

USA - Danley Sound Labs, in partnership with McFadden Sales, is hosting a large-scale demonstration on Thursday, 18 August 2022 at the Upper Arlington Lutheran Church’s Mill Run campus in Hilliard, Ohio. This event follows two prior successful large-scale demonstrations in Rockingham, North Carolina and Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Danley Sound Labs is about creating an audio experience,” said Skip Welch, director of marketing and sales at Danley Sound Labs. “We want prospective customers and partners to hear our products. We believe Danley products provide the highest quality audio experiences on the market and simply saying that does not do justice to the experience.”
Andy Yost, principal and director of sales adds, “We at McFadden Sales are excited to partner with Danley Sound Labs to bring these experiences to customers in the Midwestern United States. These ‘road show’ demonstration events allow us to share the quality that Danley Sound Labs can provide to churches, clubs, venues, stadiums, and touring productions in and around this region.”
Demonstrations will take place on Thursday, August 18th from noon until 7:00 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Danley’s latest loudspeaker, the J8-94, as well as a host of other loudspeaker and subwoofer products ranging from the popular BC215 subwoofer to the SM80 loudspeaker.
In addition, attendees will be able to experience the newest series of Danley products: the Tom Danley Signature Series. This series of products is built specifically for the home theatre and hom

 
green-goGreen-GO solution for Pingtan Arts Center
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

China - Fujian Province’s new Pingtan International Performing Arts Center recently invested in a series of Green-GO digital intercom products to provide a much-needed scalable, high-quality sound and simple-to-use solution.
The centre, which serves as a cultural hub in the Pingtan Comprehensive Experimental Area in northeast Jinjing Bay, is a vast building. It includes a 1,500-seat theatre, a 400-seat multi-function hall and a public centre for performance and art, covering almost 40,000 sq.m. Now open for business, it will be the home to a stage play directed by Chinese dancer YANG Liping called Pingtan Impression.
Chinese AV solution provider EZPro was responsible for the audio system design and installation at the Centre.
“The project needed an intercom system with a good quality of sound, which is easy to use and would be scalable. Therefore, we chose the innovative Green-GO digital intercom solution,” says EZPro technical engineer, FAN Gaoqing. “Green-GO IP technology allows the implementation of a full intercoms system without expensive central matrixes and complex, time-consuming programming. The system meets all the client’s current needs and, importantly, offers easy and affordable upscaling in the future.”
At the core of the centre’s system is a Green-GO MCX multi-channel rack station, which is designed to allow direct access for up to 32 separate intercom groups or partylines. The team has installed this in the mobile stage monitoring cabinet, enabling them to clearly see the status of each channel in use acros

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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