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teja3maxBassist Téja switches on to Sensaphonics
Friday, 12 October 2018

USA - One of the most common problems for touring musicians is losing the seal on their custom acrylic in-ear monitors. The result is a loss of low frequencies – obviously a huge issue for bass players. Téja, the bassist for Janelle Monae, knows this from personal experience.
“It’s a real distraction on stage, because we depend on our in-ears,” she says. “It was frustrating, because they sounded good when the isolation was there, but the seal would always pop when I was singing, or even just smiling too big, and I would lose all the bass response. I had them remade several times, but nothing helped.”
Before a recent Janelle Monae show in Chicago, band and crew members met with Sensaphonics personnel Claudia Pyne (artist relations) and Dr. Laura Sinnott, Au.D., about hearing health and in-ear monitors. During the discussion, Téja brought up some of her questions and concerns, especially regarding her difficulty in maintaining a seal on stage. She was excited to learn about the flexible soft silicone in Sensaphonics earpieces, which provide significantly more isolation and a stronger, more persistent seal.
“When Claudia showed us these soft, pliable moulds that fit deep into the ear canal, I was like, ‘this is what I’ve been wanting!’ Until that moment, I didn’t even know that soft molds existed,” says Téja.
After listening to and loving the accurate, neutral response of a Sensaphonics dual-driver sample, Téja ordered the 3MAX triple-driver, single crossover model designed to deliver a little extra bass sound. She re

erjalyytinenTop guitarist tours with Allen & Heath SQ-5
Friday, 12 October 2018

Europe - Voted ‘Best Guitarist’ at the recent European Blues Awards (2017), Finnish guitarist and singer-songwriter, Erja Lyytinen, hits the road this autumn to begin her Another World tour across Europe, accompanied by an Allen & Heath SQ-5 digital mixing system.
Supplied by Allen & Heath’s Finnish distributors, F-Musiikki-Oy, the single SQ-5 handles both FOH and monitor duties for the tour, with Lyytinen herself commenting favourably on the sound of the SQ: “The new SQ mixer works great with the IEM and the whole band has been very satisfied with the improved sound quality.”
The compact set-up comprises an SQ connected via SLink to an AR2412 AudioRack for remote I/O, which is rack-mounted with a wireless IEM system and positioned on stage for a fast, simple set-up at any venue.
Sound engineer Olli Huttunen adds, “SQ-5 is a compact, versatile and exceptionally good sounding console. I love the ability it has to change the surface to just the way I want, this is particularly useful when handling IEM´s from the FOH position.”
The tour currently consists of 40 shows across Europe, starting in Finland and making its way to the UK and Germany this November, and supports her new single Another World, released 5 October.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
carouselScott Lehrer immerses Carousel in TiMax
Friday, 12 October 2018

USA - The 2018 revival of the Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical, Carousel, has just completed its run at the Imperial Theatre in New York City with a sound design that earned the show and its Broadway Sound designer – and Tony winner - Scott Lehrer, with associate Alex Neumann, a Tony nomination this year.
Lehrer asserts that traditional revivals necessitate a transparent sound system so that the audience can remain unaware of the reinforcement. To achieve this, he made extensive use of TiMax delay-matrix spatialization, and explains, “It’s part of my toolbox and people hear it and they hear my work as sounding better because of it.”
For the audience to hear the full breadth of the 34 actors on the stage, as well as the 26-strong orchestra of solely acoustic instruments, Lehrer created a wide spread of time zones across the stage using TiMax2 SoundHub, to pull as much vocal and orchestral differentiation from the big choral numbers as possible.
He reveals, “When there’s a group of people singing, there can be four people singing lead vocals and we can actually time them across the stage from left to right. Also, when the voices are coming from a wider stereo field time-wise rather than volume-wise, it makes it a lot easier to hear four people singing. We’re not piling them up in one position in the centre of the stage.”
The TiMax2 Soundhub spatially distributed 40 assorted mic sources from a Yamaha Rivage console onward to a system of flown d&b Y8 line arrays and d&b V7 point source cabinets, with surround

 
venuetechAPG appoints distributor for Middle East
Friday, 12 October 2018

UAE - APG has announced the appointment of Venuetech as its exclusive distributor in the Middle East. The partnership was officialised at Prolight+Sound Middle East in Dubai, where Venuetech displayed a broad range of APG products on its substantial booth.
As APG’s exclusive distributor in the region, Venuetech will cover the UAE, Saudi, Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt, Qatar and Bahrain. This partnership opens a new market for APG - and is in line with the company’s strategic expansion: After reinforcing its presence in France and European countries (including Spain, Denmark and Benelux), the French loudspeaker manufacturer successfully developed its brand in Asia with the opening of regional offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Grégory Dapsanse, APG’s marketing & business development director, explained: “The Middle East was for us the next logical step for our regional expansion, and this move further validates the strategic alliance with our sister company, Active Audio, who has been represented by Venuetech for a number of years already. We are thrilled to welcome this amazing partner as our latest distributor.”
Elie Khairallah, technical director & products manager, commented: “Our partnership with Active Audio encouraged us to extend our relationship with the group, due to their constant support and swift action. APG have great products, particularly the Uniline Compact and DX series, the former of which represents a breakthrough in its field with its Isotop coaxial driver. I truly believe its performance / size ratio will su

 
 
awards-2017DirectOut names distributors of the year
Thursday, 11 October 2018

Europe - DirectOut has appointed Pilote Films of France and KDMC of Denmark respectively with the awards of Distributor of the Year 2017 and Outstanding Sales Performance of 2017. Both companies have achieved “a great result during 2017 and are confirming the positive trend in their business”.
Founded in 1982 and based in Puteaux, just outside of Paris, Pilote Films is a very well-known and established audiovisual distribution company in France. It is organised into two divisions, broadcast and residential, but it very well covers also the live and fixed installation markets.
According to DirectOut’s managing director Jan Ehrlich, the decision upon which company is going to be awarded as Distributor of the Year is at no time an easy one: "Many DirectOut partners performed quite well in the past year, but Pilote Films has performed incredibly well and this award is also a recognition for the whole journey that DirectOut and Pilote Films have travelled together," he stated. "We have been cooperating with Pilote Films since 2014 and both the personal and business relationships with the whole company have been developing in a very positive and productive way".
KDMC of Denmark is a recently created distribution company located in Lystrup. Kim Johansen, owner of the company, has been working with DirectOut products for more than six years, as sales engineer for the Danish distribution company Danmon. In its first full year as official distribution partner for DirectOut,
Kim Johansen comments, "It is always good to hear that the people you wo

 
adlib-trnsmtAdlib keeps busy in Scotland’s summer season
Thursday, 11 October 2018

UK - As the temperatures soared to record levels, Adlib’s Glasgow based Scottish operation has enjoyed a busy and proactive summer supplying a full complement of technical services - lighting, sound and video - to a number of high profile events including the Glasgow and Edinburgh Summer Sessions, Rewind Festival’s Scottish date at Scone Palace plus sound and lighting to the 2018 TRNSMT festival on Glasgow Green.
This reflects a healthy schedule of locally based business for the company who opened their Scottish operation in 2016. Adlib has worked carefully and conscientiously to expand this offering technical services and equipment that are new to the region, in the process collaborating with a network of partners, promoters and other Scottish companies.
For Summer Sessions, two completely different sound and lighting systems were supplied.
The inaugural Edinburgh event was staged in Princes Street Gardens and welcomed 6,000 people, while the already established Glasgow site in Bellahouston Park accommodated 35,000 music fans.
Following the delivery of a highly successful TRNSMT 17, Adlib was approached by promoter DF Concerts to offer a full-service package for the 2018 Summer Sessions.
Chris Neary was the account handler and project manager for Adlib on the two events that ran concurrently, as Edinburgh finished on the Sunday, Glasgow started on the Monday.
Edinburgh’s six diverse shows were headlined by Tom Jones, Rag’n’Bone Man, Bastille, Paloma Faith and Kasabian, while Glasgow‘s featured Ki

 
 
digicoDiGiCo SD7s at heart of Phnom Penh theatre
Thursday, 11 October 2018

Cambodia - Situated in the heart of Phnom Penh lies Cambodia’s Nagaworld complex. One of South East Asia’s most awe-inspiring, multi-purpose facilities, housing a world-class casino, a five-star hotel and one of the country’s biggest theatres, Nagaworld caters for all. DiGiCo consoles have found themselves at the centre of this huge operation, with two SD7s now a permanent fixture for the Naba Theatre contained within the complex.
Placed at both FOH and monitor positions and connected via Optocore, the SD7s have quickly become an integral part of the theatre’s set up.
“There are 56 channels of inputs at the stage area that cater for all the shows that the theatre is currently doing,” Nick Chua of Showtec Group, who supplied the consoles, explains. “More inputs can be taken from the SD-Mini Rack, FOH desk and the stage SD7 inputs if needed. Overall, the capacity and functionality of the whole system is fantastic and can cater to the large range of shows that the theatre may host.
“We have divided up the five output strips into 16 channels of outputs for FOH sends and 24 channels of outputs for stage monitors. This is more than adequate to cover any extra outputs needed at the stage end while also providing all the installed outputs for the audio system.”
DiGiCo always strives to provide the best support in the industry, no matter where in the world its consoles end up and the Naga theatre has been no different.
“Ian Staddon at DiGiCo has been most helpful in providing advice to us prior to the install, telling us wh

 
patrick-wongOutline appoints APAC regional sales manager
Thursday, 11 October 2018

Singapore - Outline has announced the appointment of Patrick Wong to the position of regional sales manager, APAC. This, the latest in a series of major recruitments within the company over the last few months, is a new position for Outline and has been created in response to the steadily increasing demand for their products throughout the region.
Fluent in both Chinese and English, Patrick joins the Outline team after a decade at Sennheiser Asia during which he successfully fulfilled roles as both team leader and regional sales manager. Based in Singapore, he will be responsible for developing each region's business strategy, supporting Outline’s current distributors and reporting directly to the company’s Italian headquarters.
“Outline is a brand with great heritage and reputation in the industry”, Patrick said. “My role will be to build upon this heritage while introducing our innovative loudspeaker systems and unique FPGA-based technologies to the APAC region. I will be heavily involved in product training and market development, engaging regularly with our current distributors, key users and commercial partners alike.”
“Bringing an experienced professional of Patrick’s calibre to the Outline team is a key move to ensure we build on our momentum in one of the most dynamic regions for us,” said Outline’s Leonardo Dani. “Asia Pacific is major growth driver for Outline’s business, and it is vital that we continue to support our distribution partners with expert resources.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
timaxTiMax takes StageSpace to AES New York
Thursday, 11 October 2018

USA - UK immersive audio and showcontrol specialists Out Board will present the new TiMax 500S software for TiMax SoundHub, at AES New York 2018 (17-19 October).
TiMax 500S features the already popular StageSpace spatial rendering tools, which instantly auto-calculate multiple adaptive delay-matrix localisation objects using three-dimensional data imported from CAD files or entered directly. TiMax spatial objects can be rendered and adapted for a wide variety of stage, audience and sound system configurations, and fine-tuned in rehearsal by the user, because, as Out Board maintains “experienced sound designers will tell you it’s the last millisecond or dB of adjustment that really make the spatialisation work”.
TiMax 500S integrated TimeLine and PanSpace resources allow quick-and-easy intensive programming and control of multilayered immersive soundscapes, with intuitive and versatile task-based workflows tailored for live, presentation and experiential spatial reinforcement and immersive audio. New-look variable day/night skins are also available, optimised for outdoor, rehearsal and dark showtime conditions.
Also introduced at the show is the all-new TiMax FPGA dsp core, which features new creative tools for spatial reinforcement, 3D immersive audio and spatial acoustic enhancement. Currently the new core replicates all existing TiMax dsp resources, but with extended delay-matrix memory and completely new ultra-smooth dynamic delay morphing algorithms for totally transparent real-time vocal and instrument localisation as well as immersive la

 
proelAccess Pro Group to distribute Axiom in Serbia
Thursday, 11 October 2018

Italy - Proel has announced the appointment of Access Pro Group to distribute its Axiom brand of professional loudspeaker systems in Serbia. Based in Novi Beograd, Access Pro Group has been a major player in professional audio in Serbia since 2000 when political conditions improved enough for business to flourish. Owner and director Nenad Stojanovic has pursued his passion for high end sound equipment coupled with cutting edge technology and has built a successful rental market around corporate, DJ, fashion show and festival events.
"We specialise in professional audio, but being a small market we have to cover a wide variety of jobs," said Stojanovic. "Typically our main activity is systems rentals for up to around 5,000 people, which are the main events in Serbia. Clients like to see and hear systems working under real conditions, and for us this is the best way to promote products and attract new business.
"I think the Axiom brand is going to be very strong in professional sound in Serbia. They have a good strategy and a clear product philosophy. They have made a big breakthrough with the AX column arrays because they not only sound good but also look best in their class – and are very suitable for the corporate market. My customers will realise that they are dealing with serious sound people who stand behind the brand with a passion for what they do."
"We are very happy to cooperate with Access Pro Group for distribution of our Axiom professional loudspeaker systems in Serbia," said Axiom's international sales manager Elio Caiai. "As our pr

 
 
kris-vermuytenSenior appointments at Apart Audio
Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Europe - Kris Vermuyten will be promoted to the position of CEO of Apart Audio. Kris joined Apart Audio more than 20 years ago and was until now marketing & sales director. In his new role as CEO, Kris will “further strengthen Apart Audio as an innovative, global brand for small & medium sized fixed install sound solutions”.
With Steve Johnson as CEO of Community Professional Loudspeakers and Kris as CEO of Apart Audio Audioprof Group will have for every brand a dedicated CEO who will have a 100% focus on developing their brand.
Both Steve and Kris will report to Koen Claerbout as Group CEO of Audioprof Group International (APGI). In that way Koen can free up time for strategic initiatives to develop the group in terms of organic growth, strategic partnerships and acquisition initiatives. Additionally, Koen will be involved in other investment activities of 3D-Investors (majority shareholder of APGI).
Kris Vermuyten comments: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to further expand the Apart Audio brand under the APGI umbrella in the coming years. Together with the management team we will keep focusing on the small & medium sized fixed install market. In cooperation with our worldwide distribution partners it is our goal to continue offering a reliable and competitive product range that fulfils the needs in the retail, food & hospitality, corporate, sports & leisure and education verticals we are focusing on.”
Raf Willems has been appointed as the successor of Kris Vermuyten in the role of marketing & sale

 
sq-13-monitor-shotSQ mixers get monitor upgrade
Wednesday, 10 October 2018

UK - Allen & Heath has unveiled a suite of feature enhancements, designed to make its SQ mixers” the perfect compact monitor consoles”.
SQ firmware V1.3 adds a Listen bus, enabling the engineer to patch PAFL to an IEM system, stereo nearfield monitors or a mono listen wedge, with the option to control the Listen level with the master fader. Engineers can enjoy easy communication between FoH and Monitors, thanks to the addition of an External Input to PAFL.
V1.3 firmware dovetails with the new SLink card, opening up new possibilities for FOH / monitor splits and remote I/O, or combinations of either of these with a ME personal monitoring system. Digital splits are further facilitated by new tie lines, connecting input and output sockets without running through SQ’s processing.
“Space for monitor desks is often super-tight, so we’re seeing a lot of SQs in monitor world, where their big functionality and modest footprint have won them many friends,” said SQ product manager, Keith Johnson. “With the generous feedback and support of monitor engineers from the SQ user community, we have ticked off a wish list of new and enhanced features that make SQ the ultimate compact monitor mixer.”
SQ V1.3 firmware also adds user permissions, enhancements to the user interface, plus FX control, MIDI messaging and instant value feedback to the soft rotary controls on SQ-6 and SQ-7. The companion V1.3 SQ MixPad app also adds new features, including FX and DEEP unit control, a patching matrix, plus integration with the signal generator and user

 
 
dpa-microphonesedinburgh-tattoo-1DPA Microphones amplifies Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Wednesday, 10 October 2018

UK - For nearly 70 years, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has delighted visitors with a spectacular display of music and fireworks from the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Throughout that time, the show has been seen by thousands of people and has never been cancelled due to inclement weather.
In recent years, DPA microphones have a played a key part in delivering the sound for the show. Sound designer Sebastian Frost, who has worked on this event for 23 years, specified a vast selection of d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones, d:screet 4061 Miniature Microphones and d:fine 4066 Headset Microphones incorporating the new CORE by DPA amplifier technology. In total, more than 110 DPA microphones were deployed across a wide range of musicians and performers, including a Malawian choir.
“My main task is to amplify lots of different elements and not just the musicians,” Sebastian Frost says. “It's all about time management and making sure that all the sounds produced by the various performers in different locations (marching, choir stage, moat stage, castle ramparts) arrive at each audience member's ears at the correct time. Getting all those performers to play at the same time, even though they can be 100 meters apart, is complex. There are up to 1,300 performers taking part in the Tattoo, and we need to mic up a few hundred of them at various points in the show.”
Sound equipment for the show was supplied by Wigwam Acoustics, who have been assisting with this event for many years.
“They provide the most amazing support,” Frost says.

 
lipaLIPA Sixth Form College adds Audient
Tuesday, 9 October 2018

UK - An Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition is now installed at the new recording studio in LIPA Sixth Form College, Liverpool, where sound technician, John Kershaw - a LIPA graduate himself, therefore fully conversant with Audient products - is very pleased at its arrival. “It is our hope that tech students from LIPA Sixth Form will graduate and gain a place at LIPA HE to study on the Sound Tech degree programme. Having already used the ASP8024-HE in college, they should feel right at home with LIPA’s studios housing two original ASP8024s,” he says.
With a variety of courses on offer including Sound Technology and Music, the studio is already enjoying heavy footfall. “We take in around 15 sound technology students every academic year, who will spend most of their time between the recording studio, Mac lab and theatre. All our music students will complete a recording module during their time here too,” he explains.
“We also have a couple of Audient iD4 audio interfaces dotted around the college. These little boxes are great for recording vocals, dialogue and for re-recording individual tracks on studio projects. They look and feel like the master section of an analogue desk,” concludes Kershaw.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
oranjebloesem20181d&b GSL boosts beach sound at Oranjebloesem
Tuesday, 9 October 2018

The Netherlands - Amsterdam’s Oranjebloesem electronic dance music festival is one of the city’s biggest parties. It takes place on Koningsdag [King's Day] in The Netherlands, which is celebrated on 27 April every year with a national holiday, heralding the summer season.
“We positioned Oranjebloesem as an alternative to the more traditional King's Day festivities and it’s now one of the major house events in Amsterdam,” says Ridder Haspels, co-owner of the city’s events outfit Chasing the HiHat, which organises the festival.
Oranjebloesem 2018 was attended by 20,000 people across four stages at Blijburg aan Zee, Amsterdam’s beach destination located just outside of the city centre. It offers underground music lovers an attractive alternative to clubbing in the downtown area, with sandy beaches and spectacular views. However, it is close to residential areas.
“When it comes to noise control, the regulations in Amsterdam are very strict. There are always challenges when it comes to having the proper levels in front of the stage versus nuisance for the local residents,” Haspels explains. “To reach a solution, we used Event Acoustics’ MeTrao system to monitor the sound levels at both FOH and the perimeter of the festival. This, in combination with the d&b audiotechnik GSL system, gives our sound operators the tools to get the best possible sound levels within the boundaries set by the Amsterdam Municipality.”
For the main stage, Haspels and his team specified a GSL system consisting of eight GSL8

 
don-valley-bowel-2-wLimelight invests in Martin Audio MLA
Tuesday, 9 October 2018

UK - Limelight Presentation Systems has ended a long search for a mid-sized loudspeaker array by investing in Martin Audio’s MLA Compact.
The delivery of 24 MLA Compact elements and 13 MLX subwoofers ended a journey that had begun many years earlier, when Martin Audio first revealed the MLA platform to audio professionals at Wembley Arena back in March 2012. Having been a Martin Audio house for 10 years Limelight head of audio, Dave Plant had reviewed all the premier brands before deciding that the time was right to invest in MLA Compact.
“We service an eclectic mix of events and we’ve been looking at MLA Compact ever since it came out with a view to replacing the LCs, but because of the varied nature of our work - providing coverage for 10,000 people at a festival one moment and then doing a corporate show for 500 the next - we thought long and hard.
“Setting up AB testing was difficult - but we knew the sound of MLA and the stats were impressive. Also, that original Wembley Arena presentation of the large system had answered all the questions about line array deployment, and the shortfalls - which made it very exciting. Finally, we knew that MLA was voiced similarly to the LC and we would be able to run it alongside, for out-fill or nearfield duties.”
The system came of age when it went out on a three-day event at the 7,500 capacity Don Valley Bowl in Sheffield, promoted by evergreen local venue The Leadmill, with Hacienda Classical, George Ezra and Ocean Colour Scene headlining the respective nights.
Limelight rigged the e

 
 
arkaos-training-ldi-image002-wArKaos training workshops at LDI
Tuesday, 9 October 2018

USA - Media solutions and control specialist ArKaos will be at the LDI expo in Las Vegas next week on the stand of US distributor Elation Professional (# 931) showing their latest range of products, including MediaMaster, ArKaos video servers, GrandVJ and LEDMaster.
In a dedicated demonstration room at the Las Vegas convention Centre, the ArKaos team will be presenting two free training workshops on Friday, 19 October, and Saturday, 20 October.
The Friday session is taking place from 1pm-4pm local time. Topics covered will include ArKaos’s flexible range of media servers; an overview of the MediaMaster software; the highlights and uses of the KlingNet protocol and Kling-force interface and an overview of the new ArKaos An-Ki remote control and digital content management solution.
On Saturday, the workshop are running 9am-1pm and will focus on the MediaMaster workflow in various ArKaos ecosystems and will cover playback set up; video content management, video and LED mapping, DMX merging, Kling-net mapping and plus An-Ki which has been developed specifically for architectural / architainment applications.
A preview version of the next MediaMaster release – to include full fixture control over DMX via the Video Mapper - will also be presented.
Those wishing to attend need to register on arkaospro.com as numbers are limited.
(Jim Evans)

 
myfathersplace1My Father’s Place reopens with Danley Sound
Tuesday, 9 October 2018

USA - Influential New York music venue My Father’s Place has been equipped with a Danley Sound Labs sound reinforcement system as it reopened in the Roslyn Hotel ballroom on Long Island.
The venue played a critical role in the New York music scene of the 1970s and 1980s, helping to launch the careers of scores of musicians including Tom Petty, Tom Waits, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Hall & Oats, 38 Special, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Meat Loaf, John Prine, Charlie Daniels, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Runaways, The Ramones, Blondie, Blue Öyster Cult, Rush, Iggy and The Stooges, Lou Reed, The Talking Heads, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Police and Emmylou Harris.
The new My Father’s Place is set up as a 200-seat supper club, a twist that harkens back to an era that massively predates the original venue and gives it a new sheen. The original owner, Michael “Eppy” Epstein, is joined by two other music industry veterans, Alex Ewen and Dan Kellachan, as co-principals of the new venture.
Between the three of them, there is scarcely a modern musical act of national or international stature that they haven’t worked with. “We’re not your average club owners,” says Ewen. “We were very systematic about getting the perfect sound reinforcement system for our new room. Its acoustics are excellent, so we were really looking for a system that would complement the room. We didn’t need a system that would fix problems.”
The trio invited numerous loudspeaker manufacturers and system integrators in to demo their best products and

 
 
juhaJuha Kiuru joins Green Hippo
Monday, 8 October 2018

Europe - Green Hippo has announced the appointment of Juha Kiuru as international sales manager. Kiuru, who has been working in the lighting and video sector since 2000, will represent Green Hippo throughout northern European territories, including his native Finland.
As well as extensive industry experience, Kiuru also brings proficiency with various languages, including fluent written and spoken English.
On his appointment, he comments: “I am really pleased to join Green Hippo. I have always been thoroughly impressed with its range of award-winning media servers, and I look forward to helping the company continue its success all over northern Europe.”
James Roth, head of sales and marketing at Green Hippo, adds: “It is a pleasure to welcome Juha to the team. This is an exciting time to join Green Hippo and we fully expect Juha’s experience and skills to help us drive further growth.”
(Jim Evans)

 
miraos-v2LumenRadio releases MiraOS update
Monday, 8 October 2018

Europe - Wireless technology provider LumenRadio has released an update of their embedded operating system for wireless connectivity - MiraOS. One of the main features is the improved ultra-low energy consumption for battery operated solutions where they have “broken new ground”.
MiraOS enables products to become smart and connected through large-scale wireless mesh networks. With LumenRadio’s technologies and radio development expertise, product manufacturers can get an ultra-reliable and Future-Proof wireless solution.
In addition to decreased energy consumption, the main new features in the MiraOS v2.1 are BLE beacon support, high-precision time-stamping of data and the Mix&Match formation technology.
At LumenRadio, low energy meshing mode has been a dedicated focus for their research and development department and their goal has been to reach the lowest consumption possible. With the upgrade to MiraOS v2.1, the energy consumption in meshing mode for battery powered devices has been reduced to half compared to the 2.0 version released earlier this year.
This means it is reduced to less than 16uA, which enables more than 15 years operation in routing mode from an AA-sized battery, and a leaf node running on a coin cell battery can easily last for 10 years. This consumption is calculated when sending a 160B data message every minute. No other wireless technology can today match this ultra-low energy offer enabling Zero Wire technologyTM. In fact, the limitation is based on the lifetime of the battery which today is maximized to 1

 
 
clairbrossightsoundinteriorClair Brothers joins ‘the miraculous journey’
Monday, 8 October 2018

USA - At the Sight & Sound Theatres in Branson, Missouri and Strasburg, Pennsylvania, you’re invited to experience an action-packed musical stage adventure that takes you on “a miraculous journey alongside the most famous person to ever walk the earth and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever”. This is the story of Jesus, brought to life as a stage production in two separate venues.
The productions involve A 45-member cast, a zoo’s worth of live animals and more, plus one of the largest LED screens ever used in theatrical production (100’ x 30’), and a Clair Brothers surround sound extravaganza including C8 line arrays, CS218 cardioid subwoofer arrays and a growing collection of monitors.
Gary Parke, audio integrator at Sight & Sound, explains: “The venues are almost the same except for one big difference. The control rooms at Strasburg are located behind the continental aisle, where the control rooms at Branson are at the top of the theatre, so the Branson room feels slightly bigger. Also, the raised seating at Branson feels less closed in than Strasburg’s raised seating.”
Jim Devenney, senior engineer at Clair Solutions, the project integrator, adds: “Because the two theatres are nearly identical, the logical idea was to keep the two performance systems as close as possible for a cohesive, consistent audience experience at both locations.”
Devenney says: “We had restricted space in both venues to place the C8 side and corner arrays, but because of the C8’s multiple coverage angles of 90° and 12

 
dlives7000fohigodswill-wIGodswill church installs Allen & Heath dLive
Monday, 8 October 2018

South Korea - IGodswill Church in Seoul has recently invested in an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system and ME personal monitoring system for its Sunday services and weekly festival events.
With no permanent building, worshippers travel to a local high school auditorium for the church’s Sunday service. The church holds three services each weekend, which are split based on musical styles; the first service features classical performances, while the second delivers 80’s pop and the third, rock. As such, the church required a versatile and easy to set up audio solution that delivered high quality sound for a wide variety of material.
Supplied by Sama Sound, the set-up includes a dLive S7000 at FOH, accompanied by a DX32 expander, Dante card and DM48 MixRack (mounted on stage). Taechan Moon (sound engineer at the church), comments: “dLive's user interface and strip layouts are very intuitive. Even if you aren’t a professional engineer, the time it takes to learn the basics is short compared to other digital consoles.”
For rehearsals, two monitor engineers carry iPads (running the dLive MixPad app) and interact directly with the FOH engineers, singers and performers, enabling them to sound check and adjust monitors quickly and easily. An additional PC running dLive Director software is connected to the DM48 for full control over the mix from the stage position.
A ME-U hub is also connected to dLive, which distributes audio to six ME-1 personal mixers, used by the musicians in the ‘God’s Will Praise’ band. ME-1 was selecte

 
 
alberthall2tube UK hosts Rivage hands-on training
Monday, 8 October 2018

UK - Manchester-based tube UK is holding expanded sessions on Yamaha’s Rivage PM7 digital mixing system on 15 October (Monday) at the city’s Albert Hall.
The sessions are being run in conjunction with Yamaha Commercial Audio and will be an engineering focussed, hands-on introduction to both the Rivage PM7 and PM10 digital mixing systems.
Sessions will begin with an introduction to the key features of the Rivage range by Yamaha’s technical staff, after which both systems will be setup in two areas with virtual soundcheck media, to simulate mixing a live show.
The sessions are being held at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm and are strictly on an RSVP, first-come first-served basis. Contact PM7@tubeuk.com to confirm your preferred time slot.
(Jim Evans)

 
eawrevelationsproductionsRevelation Productions adds EAW Radius
Monday, 8 October 2018

USA - Revelation Productions, a Massachusetts-based corporate A/V and installed sound production house, opened their doors 22 years ago with Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) loudspeakers as their mainstay product. Recently the company reinvested in EAW with the acquisition of 20 Radius RSX208L loudspeakers, which are bringing the same value and sound quality to their customers as their first EAW system did years ago.
“We were very excited to add Radius systems to our inventory - they have terrific features and offer a tremendous value to our customers, which is very important to us,” explains Anthony D’ Elia, president and executive producer for Revelation Productions. “We do a lot of work up and down the east coast as well as with most of the higher education organizations in our area. The RADIUS system is ideal for so many of these applications.”
In addition to corporate AV work, Revelation Productions also provides design and install services throughout the region. The company has installed Radius systems in two different churches to date with more scheduled in the future.
“They are a nice fit not just for churches, but for so many venues,” adds D’ Elia. “The system is easy for just about anyone to use, sounds terrific and fits the budget. We are recommending them to everyone looking for a feature-rich, user-friendly, sound reinforcement system.”
“I also like the way the boxes look,” adds Amy Palumbo, operations director for Revelation Productions. “Much of our work, including with churches, is about the aesthetic

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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