UK - SSE Audio Group picked up the award for Best Sound at the inaugural Festival Supplier Awards 2014, acknowledging the company's contribution at over 30 festivals.

The first Festival Supplier Awards took place at Newbury Racecourse on 22nd October 2014, an event billed as "a dedicated awards evening to highlight the creativity and innovation that festival suppliers deliver on every occasion."

During 2013 SSE Audio Group supplied audio systems to 30 major festivals ranging from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival to Download at Donington. SSE supplied a further 15 major festivals up to the end of July 2014 (the period covered by the awards).

As part of the awards submission, SSE focused particularly on their work at the Calling Festival, which moved to Clapham Common for

UK - Wigwam Acoustics has implemented DiGiCo and Optocore's latest software to build the first Multiplexed DiGiCo Fibre Ring systems for use in the live environment, which in addition to audio, also incorporated video transport. Deployed on Top Gear Live and the annual Hillsong Conference Europe, the systems allowed a range of DiGiCo mixing consoles and Optocore devices to work seamlessly together.

DiGiCo is the only console manufacturer to benefit from OEM Optocore and is running the native 2.21 Optocore protocol. Launched at ProLight+Sound in March, the system allows Optocore

China - Noelle Liu has joined FaitalPRO as sales development manager for China. Noelle is already well-known in the industry and will focus particularly on the area of Guangdong, the core region for the Chinese Pro Audio Industry.

Noelle, who will cooperate closely with the FaitalPRO sales department in Milan, will be responsible for all FaitalPRO accounts in China, working closely with major audio wholesalers, retailers, top enclosure manufacturers and will be able to carry on the already excellent reputation of FaitalPRO products in China.

Noelle's efforts will be fully supported

USA - From touring sound to special event projects and everything between, Northeast Ohio's Aggressive Sound offers a full range of services, including sound, lighting, and video equipment rentals as well as the engineers needed to manage the equipment.

The company operates both locally and internationally, with the bulk of the company's business taking place throughout the tri-state area of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. As the company expands its operations, the ability to have a sizeable equipment arsenal available to handle a wide range of projects is essential. That's why, for

Canada - Cypress Mountain is a world-class resort for all forms of winter sports and leisure. Located just outside Vancouver on Canada's west coast, it was also host to the freestyle skiing and snowboarding events of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Allstar Pacific Integration Media Solutions based in Vancouver was asked to find an audio system solution for the Patio Ski and Snowboard Park at Cypress Mountain. As the weather can include sub-zero temperatures, heavy snow, rain and direct sunlight, all within a 24-hour period, careful consideration had to be taken to find loudspeakers that cou

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