Brazil - Since 1985, Rock in Rio has been one of the world's most successful music festivals. In its spiritual and historic home of Rio de Janeiro, it continually sells out its 700,000 capacity. This year, the heavyweight line up included Queen + Adam Lambert, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Seal, Katie Perry, Rihanna, John Legend and Motley Crew, with a DiGiCo SD7 as master console.

The entire audio system was supplied by Brazilian rental company Gabisom, which has provided audio for the last 13 editions of Rock in Rio, including those in Lisbon, Madrid and Las Vegas.

Sound designer and FOH system engineer for the World Stage at the Rio de Janeiro event was Gabisom's Peter Racy.

"The world stage was loaded with a massive PA system, which comprised 126 line-array elements, as we

UK - Central Presentations Ltd. (CPL) brought expertise, innovation and full technical production - sound, lighting and video - to the recent high profile ID Live roadshow by L'Oréal, working for producers Bright Productions.

The intense four-date back-to-back tour visited Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds and London. It is L'Oréal's widest attended event showcasing the latest cutting, colouring and styling trends for AW15, offering live and close-up education from L'Oréal's team of ID artists across four evenings of action, inspiration and fashion.

CPL's project manager L

Oman - German manufacturer Aimline Audio is further expanding its presence in the Middle East with the appointment of Pulse Information Technologies as its exclusive distributor in Oman.

The distributor is credited with possessing a wealth of integration experience, having been involved with many high profile projects in the Middle East region ranging from house of worship installations to conferencing systems and broadcast solutions.

Hitesh Bhimani, AV specialist at Pulse comments, "The Aimline product range fully complements Pulse's current offerings for addressing acoustical

Finland - Helsinki is well known for its excellent nightlife and vibrant and exciting rock bar scene. One of the newest to bars to open in the city is The Riff, co-owned by Jussi 69, a member of The 69 Eyes, one of Finland's best known rock bands.

With such an illustrious name at the helm and the music offering being such a key attraction for the venue, special consideration was given to the choice of audio system, especially the type of loudspeaker required. Jussi 69 recognised that the venue's success would hinge on this choice and his team chose the Genelec 4000 Series as the louds

Denmark - As the city's main stage for operetta, opera, musicals and ballet, Vienna's Volksoper is renowned throughout the world for the quality and diversity of its performances. It is also an incredibly busy theatre with some 300 performances of around 35 different productions staged every year between September and June.

Delivering such a high volume of performances requires a great deal of effort from everyone involved, especially the sound department.

"To cope with such an intense workload, our sound equipment has to be flexible, durable and very hard working," says M

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