UK - Telecommunications and intercom solutions provider, 2N has released its new 914075E Net Streamer (2N Net Streamer), which is available in the UK through leading AV distributor, CIE-Group. The 914075E Net Streamer is a state-of-the-art analogue to IP audio signal converter, which allows standard audio sources such as CD, radio, mic or any other line-in source, to be converted to an IP signal, then integrated into a NetSpeaker audio-over-IP system. The system is ideal for large commercial operations looking to upgrade to audio-over-IP.

The concept of using audio-over-IP technology means that nearly any audio signal can be converted for distribution over a standard Cat5e/6/7 cable infrastructure via LAN, WAN or Web, allowing for extended use over large properties and sites. The 914075E Net Streamer eliminates the risk of losing sound quality and content when sending audio over

UK - Pioneer has added to its range of professional DJ monitoring headphones with the new on-ear HDJ-C70. The HDJ-C70s feature high-quality audio components to deliver 'crystal clear', true sound across the frequencies, even at high volumes, say Pioneer.

The lightweight headphones feature a flexible headband and rotatable housings to support every style of monitoring. An innovative sound-isolation chamber, inherited from the HDJ-1500s, eliminates background noise to enable accurate monitoring in even the liveliest of clubs, the company says.

Other features include newly-developed 40mm aperture drivers, neodymium magnets, copper-clad aluminium wire voice coils and a 2,000mW input capacity to "eliminate distortion, even with the volume cranked up".

The headphones come with two detachable, anti-tangle cords (one straight and one curled) and a handy carry pouch. Plus,

Australia - APG Australia, exclusive distributor of Tannoy, Lab.gruppen and Lake brands for Australia and New Zealand, recently took part in the Integrate Expo in Sydney, where they took the opportunity to present the best of TC Group's install and tour product ranges to an international list of attendees.

The three-day show - which took place at the end of August - also gave APG the chance to showcase brand synergies and user potential, both in their extensive floor space on the show floor and in the Technology Training sessions offered at Integrate.

Nik Buchanan, product manager at APG, commented: "As the TC Group brand manager for Australia and New Zealand, I was particularly excited to demonstrate the obvious synergies between Lab.gruppen, Lake and Tannoy. From cost-effective solutions involving LUCIA and CVS series, through to performance systems involving PLM and VX

USA - Since its founding in 1926, The Atlanta History Centre has helped preserve the legacy of the South's largest city and its surrounding region. Through a grant from The Goizueta Foundation, the Centre has expanded its community outreach efforts with a historical theatre series.

The History Centre's 400-seat Woodruff Auditorium was planned as the venue for this programme, but significant upgrades were required to support that use. This led Cape Dixson Associates (CDAI), the Atlanta-based AV and acoustical consultant that has worked with the Centre on its audio and acoustical needs for 25 years, to choose a Panaray MA12 modular line array system from Bose Professional Systems.

CDAI had helped the History Centre upgrade the acoustics of the 1960s-vintage space when the auditorium was renovated in 2001; however, that renovation budget did not include upgrading the audiovisual

USA - This summer American singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne has been playing in sheds across the country promoting his latest album, Supernova. The popular performer is accompanied by a four piece band and reinforced by a full Adamson Energia sound reinforcement system provided by Highland Heights, Ohio-based Eighth Day Sound.

This tour was the first time that Jon Lemon, FOH engineer, used a complete Adamson system. Having used the E15 line array enclosures when he was out with Smashing Pumpkins, he was delighted with the addition of the new E12 line array enclosures and E218 subwoofer.

"When I checked out the new E12 I was surprised how similar it sounded to the E15 and how even it was through the full bandwidth - I was impressed," Lemon explains. "It was seamless and couples together with the E15 quite nicely. The new E218 subwoofer completed the packag

UK - Hampshire-based production company, LTN Productions, has recently invested in an Inspired Audio Optima 5 array system, supplied by Inspired Audio UK distributors, LMC Audio.

Speaking from the recent Boxford Masques 2014 event that took place against the backdrop of Welford Park, Hampshire, Dominic Blinston, director and Jon Wiles, project manager of LTN Productions discuss their recent investment in Inspired Audio Optima 5.

Blinston explains: "JP [Cavaco, sales manager at LMC Audio] got in contact with us at a time when I was looking for a larger system. We had looked at various systems but many were outside of our budget. It was great timing on JP's part that he called up on a day when I was having a moan about the cost of systems! He put us in touch with Chris Scott of Inspired Audio who we then went up to see and listen to an Optima 5 system with. Our first though

UK - Grammy award winning producer, Steve Levine has been using his new Audient ASP880 to mix the live tracks from his Assembly Point Sessions recorded at Liverpool International Music Festival last month, which featured live performances by Boy George, Mark King, Bernard Butler, Tim Burgess, Hollie Cook, Mary Epworth and Natalie McCool, as well as Levine himself demonstrating a live recording session.

"I used ASP880 on drums for the pre-production for the real-time session, and I'm now mixing the live tracks for the video with the Audient unit. One of the reasons I chose the ASP880 was because of the digital inserts," he explains, particularly impressed by the quality of the Audient ADC converters. "I'm using it as a way of adding eight analogue outboard legacy effects such as the H3000 (which bands really love) or my AMS Phaser, both when recording and mixing. I

Denmark - Pascal has announced the launch of two new extension modules for its popular S-PRO2 power amplifier module, with immediate availability: the 2 x 500W S-A2 and 1x 500W S-A1. The new boards enable a range of new highly cost effective power configurations for self-powered and multi-channel amplifier applications, says the company.

The S-A2 and S-A1 extension modules function as additional identical amplifier output channels for the S-PRO2, powered by the S-PRO2 power supply. Pascal UMAC class-D technology ensures that any S-PRO2 + S-A1/2 configuration delivers true audiophile performance, with high signal-to-noise, ultra-low distortion and exemplary frequency response specifications. While Pascal UREC power supply technology and PFC functionality provides universal mains and regulation, for worldwide AC mains compatibility and consistent power performance.

With the new

USA - Stewart Audio has introduced a family of four low-wattage, networked amplifiers that address the need for lower channel count support at the local amplification stage. The new series brings the benefits of power-efficient digital audio networking to an underserved customer base, where consultants, systems integrators, dealers and end users require simple, affordable networked amplifier solutions scaled for smaller zones. This provides an affordable and reliable option to the larger, high-wattage amplifiers for high channel counts that permeate the market.

"To date, the market has lacked an affordable way to position networked amplifiers at endpoints," said Brian McCormick, chief marketing officer, Stewart Audio. "Our new family of compact amplifiers create a cost-efficient way to run Cat 5 or Cat 6 cable to local zones, allowing our customers to enjoy the be

The Netherlands - Females in the Broadcast Industry is a new event for IBC 2014. Sponsored by Ross Video, it aims to bring together the industry's women and associations to create a lively and thought-provoking panel discussion and networking lunch.

The panel will discuss what companies and the industry are doing to attract women to the industry and asks: Is this enough? How do we educate the next generation of women for non-traditional female roles? And what can those of us already working in this fabulous/exciting do to encourage more women to join us? The event is open to all women and men attending the IBC exhibition.

Panelists currently include: Sadie Groom (MD, Bubble & Squeak), Lesley Johnson (operations director, BBC Worldwide), Laura Thommen (VP enterprise sales, MelroseTec), Carrie Wootten (head of commercial development, Ravensbourne) and Nicki Fisher (sales

USA - When Telemundo's third annual Premios Tu Mundo awards show took to the stage at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was on hand to support the star-studded spectacular, providing RF equipment and on-site expertise for the red carpet, morning show and live broadcast of the pop culture awards programme.

Premios Tu Mundo is an awards show that celebrates Latin pop culture and combines the power of television, web, mobile and social media platforms to give fans the final say in what's hot in everything that moves and inspires them, including novelas, music, fashion, movies and sports. The red carpet pre-show featured celebrities such as Yandel, Juanes and David Bisbal, to name a few.

"Since the show's inception three years ago, the PWS team has been providing a range of wireless equipment along with its expert frequenc

UK - Creating more than 21,000 hours of television and more than 30,000 hours of radio annually, IMG is the largest independent producer of sports programming in the world. Its biggest programme of 2014, however, has been the relocation of its UK operation to new facilities on the outskirts of London, and the installation of what is reckoned to be the largest digital audio network currently being used by any broadcaster.

Requiring "everything everywhere", the network is centred on a Lawo Nova73 router using net links to serve no fewer than 15 mc²56 MkII digital mixing consoles.

All studios, production galleries and client service areas are conveniently situated within close proximity of each other on the ground floor of the new building. Taking just nine months to build, equip and commission, the facility includes four HD broadcast TV studios ranging from 1000-sq-ft

UK - A total of 12 Roland M-48 Live Personal Mixers played an integral part in the sound design for the recent Monty Python Live shows at the O2 Arena.

Facilitator, sound designer and engineer Rory Madden specified the personal mixing and monitoring solutions from Roland for his latest sound design project having used them for the UK and European tour of We Will Rock You and for The Commitments in London's West End. The M-48's were supplied by Madden's own rental and production company, Sonalyst.

As one of the first engineers to use the M-48's in quantity for live musical production, Madden chose the M-48's initially for We Will Rock You after comparing the Roland products to other similar offerings in the market. "The M-48's were a lot better in terms of sound quality than the competition. They had lots to play with and loads of cool features,"

Australia - Typically, it's sunrises that are associated with new beginnings, but for EDM fans in New South Wales, it was a "sunset" that marked the dawn of a new musical day.

The Sunset Music Festival at the Armidale Showgrounds was the first electronic dance music festival held in Australia's most populous state, and its organizers wanted it to provide an experience to build on for future events. Based on the reaction from the thousands of EDM fans who attended the one-day festival, they succeeded in doing just that, thanks in part to some unforgettable eye candy served up by the Nexus 4x4 LED panel from Chauvet Professional.

"The panels surpassed even our already high expectations; their impact was very powerful and instantly communicated to the audience that this was a very special event," said Adriano Mercurio of Showtime Promotions and Productions in

UAE - Sennheiser has announced the appointment of John McGregor as its business development manager (BDM) for the Middle East. The regional office in Dubai reported exceptionally strong growth figures for both turnover and profit in 2013 and believes this move will further strengthen its foothold in the region's education and broadcast markets.

In his new role, McGregor, a former tutor at the SAE Institute in Dubai, will also drive knowledge transfer initiatives directed at the audio specialist's Middle East partners and customers.

McGregor will serve in Sennheiser Middle East's Systems Solutions Division and will report to the company's director of sales and marketing, Mig Cardamone, who said, "On-going digitization and the convergence of IT and audio technologies are prominent trends in the region's broadcast industry, while educational institutions are increasingly lev

World - Since introduced at the 123rd AES Convention in New York City in October 2007, the API 1608 console continues to make its way into colleges and universities across the globe.

In the past year alone, more 1608s have been placed in educational institutions compared to any other year since 2007. These full-featured consoles, each with various channels of recording and mixing capabilities, now grant students, ranging from high school to graduate school, the opportunity to learn on the analogue technology used in professional studios all over the world.

"We're very pleased to have placed so many of these highly-versatile consoles in the past year," said Larry Droppa, president of API Audio. "Each of these 1608s will now join the ranks of top audio schools including the New England School of Communications, American University, and California State University.

UK - Adlib supplied lighting, sound and rigging to two main arenas and the Hospitality / VIP area at the 2014 Creamfields EDM festival staged at Daresbury Estate near Warrington, UK.

Working for creative and technical production specialists LarMac LIVE and renewing their long term working relationship with Cream - the brand synonymous with Liverpool cool since its launch as a club concept in the heady rave days 1992 - this was the third high profile Liverpool-centric event for Adlib in as many months. It followed hot on the heels of The Giants Spectacular and the seven-week International Festival of Business.

Creamfields 2014 saw a glittering array of the biggest, best and most popular DJs in the world joining the lineup. Adlib were working in Arenas 04 (hosted by Pete Tong / London Warehouse Events), 05 (Revealed / Super You & Me) and the VIP (Hospitality Audio System).

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UK - When leisure operators, The Columbo Group, acquired two landmark east London sites recently, operating as live music venues, they asked Middlesex Sound & Light (MSL) to bring the technical infrastructures up to date. Their response, according to project manager Darrel Olivier, was to turn to Martin Audio's roster of potent PA systems for the solution.

The historic Cat and Mutton in Hackney dates back to 1729 - set over two floors it has been carefully restored this year.

MSL divided the venue into four zones, opting for Martin Audio's ultra-compact AQ architectural loudspeakers; they specified four AQ8 (8in + 1in) and an AQ212 (2 x 12) sub for the main ground floor trading area while upstairs they have installed two AQ6 (6.5in + 1in) full range speakers and opted for four of the same in the adjacent dance area, adding a DJ plug-in point. The sound is routed and source sel

UK - South West Four 2014 took place over August Bank Holiday weekend (August 23-24) and was hosted by Lock 'N' Load Events, who employed audio rental company Capital Sound to design an audio system that would take into account the restrictions of an extremely sound-sensitive site.

SW4 is held on Clapham Common and, with residential buildings situated on each of its sides, it was imperative that the sound did not spill over the perimeter, whilst keeping in mind that 25,000 festival-goers would expect the audio to be of an involving level.

With MLA deployed on the main stage and MLA Compact in Tent One, Capital made sure that the revellers had the best possible experience. With acts such as Above and Beyond, Eric Prydz and Pete Tong banging out the tunes it was no small feat to keep sound levels to a minimum off site, but by using the intelligent capabilities of the MLA, Capita

USA - This summer, undersea sounds captured by artist Jana Winderen temporarily transformed New York City's seven-block-long Park Avenue Tunnel in the immersive sound installation DIVE. The soundscape was heard through more than 60 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers configured by Tony Myatt, a professor at the University of Surrey.

The installation was deployed along the 1,394ft-long tunnel that became a temporary pedestrian zone for New York's annual Summer Streets celebration. Greeted at the tunnel entrance by sounds of waves crashing along the seashore, visitors were pulled further into the ocean depths by sounds that included cod, toadfish, seaborne insects, boat noises, and more.

"I make multi-layered mixes of the material, which requires exceptional clarity from the loudspeakers," says Winderen. "Using Meyer Sound allows me to deliver the detailed dynam

UK - Sennheiser's new TeamConnect conferencing system has been installed at William's award winning Conference Centre, located at the home of the Williams F1 team in Grove, Oxfordshire.

In 2002, the Centre was converted from the team's base for its Le Mans project and now offers a modern and creative environment for its in-house activities, as well as hosting events and conferences for external companies looking for a state-of-the-art facility.

The Centre hosts an event every race day, where Williams' drivers and senior team personnel call into the Centre and talk to the audience of VIP listeners. In a time critical and highly pressured environment, Williams required a technology that would seamlessly connect the driver's call to the presenters and audience, every time.

With the initial introduction made by Sennheiser project manager Phil Cummings and additional input from m

USA - Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Walter Becker and Donald Fagen took Steely Dan's Jamalot Ever After tour across the U.S. and Canada this summer, with OSA International, Inc. providing Martin Audio's Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array (MLA) sound system.

Steely Dan has a reputation among audiophiles and throughout Pro Audio for their fastidious attention to sound production, so much so that many FOH engineers and system techs use a Steely Dan track to tune a system. When it comes to live sound, their expectations for the PA are no less demanding.

Returning to mix Steely Dan is Mark Dowdle, whose extensive credits include Elton John, Gloria Estefan, Fleetwood Mac, Tina Turner and Jackson Browne, to name just a few. Last year's tour included a stop at Ravinia Festival in Chicago, where Dowdle mixed on two seven-box MLA arrays, the first year of a new OSA installation and

Taiwan - An Allen & Heath GLD-80 digital mixer has been installed in the main auditorium of the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). The venue mainly functions as a performance site for NTNU's department of music, and other speech or music performance courses.

A GLD system is the main FOH mixing system, fitted with a Dante card for use with playback and recording software, and to provide multi-track live recording facilities if required.

Formerly Taipei High School, the university is classed as an historic building, and as such during the audio design phase concerns were raised by the audio contractor about room acoustics.

"Not only did we have to focus on the acoustic treatment of such an old room but also on the visual results. Consequently, we consulted with all the other contractors managing building works, lighting, rigging, stage, air conditioning and interio

Europe / USA - Long-term Sennheiser users Kings of Leon have spent most of 2014 on tour throughout Europe and the USA, promoting their latest album Mechanical Bull. Accompanying them at every show has been their trusty package of Sennheiser microphones and in-ear monitors.

The band and their engineers - Front of House engineer Brent Rawlings and monitor engineer Saul Skoutarides - have been dedicated Sennheiser users for over eight years. Vocal microphone of choice for the past six has been the MD 431, a microphone they are still very happy with.

"We have the MD 431 on all of the guys as it is very stable and has a very nice frequency response for vocals," says Saul. "It also suits Caleb (Followill, lead singer) better than any other mic we tried in the past, which is part of the reason we stumbled upon it in the first place."

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