UK - The National Videogame Arcade (NVA) is designed with the twin aims of encouraging young people into the hands-on world of programming/game design and being a museum for a genre of entertainment embedded in society since the 1970s. The project demanded a highly versatile, yet simple to use, technical infrastructure. System designer / installer Rob Harris used Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) products to deliver a highly innovative solution.

From memories of playing Pong on a black and white television and Space Invaders in arcades to immersion in the latest online 'shoot 'em up', video gaming has been a pastime for millions for over 40 years and is an ever-expanding, multi-billion dollar business.

Created as a part of CQ Connect, a European Regional Development

USA - Each year, Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis concludes its season with Sommerfest, a month-long urban summer music festival. This year, Sommerfest also marked the unveiling of a new L-Acoustics concert sound system intended to provide reinforcement for the hall's eclectic schedule of non-orchestral performances, ranging from popular music, jazz and world music to Broadway, film music and comedy.

The 2,000-seat Orchestra Hall, opened in 1974, is home to the Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, which celebrated the 112th anniversary of its inaugural performance at the be

Croatia - The eighth instalment of the Outlook and Dimensions festivals took place over the last weeks of summer in Pula, Croatia. The festivals have become a highlight in the European summer calendar. The Outlook and Dimensions festivals were some of the first dance music weekend long festivals to make their home in Croatia and are now known for their amazing fort location and towering Void sound systems.

The Outlook festival dedicates itself to reggae, drum 'n' bass and jungle while Dimensions specializes in the deep end of techno, house and other electronic music.

The festivals h

Europe - Icelandic band Mezzoforte have been delighting fans on recent tour dates with the superb sound of their instruments, in particular brass and drums, which have been amplified with a selection of DPA microphones.

"People were raving about the overall sound of the band, in particular the drums and sax," says Mezzoforte sound engineer Joost Bullens, who has been working with the band for the past 11 years. "We used DPA d:dicate 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphones as overheads and d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones for the live brass and drum set-ups. The soun

USA - Bose Professional has announced updates to the popular Panaray 802 and Panaray 402 sound-reinforcement loudspeakers - now known as the new Panaray Series IV models.

In the 25 years following their introduction, the Panaray 802 and 402 loudspeakers achieved an iconic status among A/V system integrators, design consultants and installers, says the company. The Series IV models build upon that legacy, retaining the features and performance that made their predecessors popular. Both Series IV models have been updated with new installation options to further facilitate simple and ver

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