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In Memoriam: Patrick Stansfield, 70

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In Memoriam: Patrick Stansfield, 70BURBANK, CA – Patrick Stansfield, 70, tour manager for Neil Diamond, the Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, the Grateful Dead, Santana, Tina Turner and scores of others, died in the early morning hours on Oct. 28, 2014 from kidney failure. Along with his prominence in concert touring, Stansfield was the production mastermind behind the transformation of Dodgers and Yankee Stadiums for papal visits in 1987 and 2008 and was co-founder of the Parnelli Awards, named in memory of his good friend Rick "Parnelli" O'Brien. He was surrounded by family and friends at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center here in the days before his death.

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Roland Systems Group Set Nov 4th for Webcast of New Product Reveal

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Roland Systems Group Sets Nov. 4 for OHRCA Live Mixer RevealLOS ANGELES – Although Roland Systems Group has not divulged too much information about its new live audio product, the company has posted a teaser (pictured here) with a countdown to when more information will be available. The webcast is set for Nov. 4, 2014, at 10 AM Pacific time.

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BBE Ships MP24M Digital Console

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 BBE MP24M digital mixer HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — After months of successful field testing, BBE Sound has begun shipping the BBE MP24M digital mixer, the only digital mixing system available with BBE Sonic Maximizer processing. The MP24M offers 24 Class-A mic preamps; a virtual rack of 14 31-band graphic EQ's; eight aux sends and four subgroups (all with full DSP); and precise LED metering.

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Video of the Week: FBT Muse 210LA Line Array

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Product Hits of AES 2014

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2014 AES Show opens to record crowds.LOS ANGELES — It's been 12 years since the annual Audio Engineering Society show made an appearance in Los Angeles, this time returning to the L.A. Convention Center from October 8 through 12, 2014. And for audio professionals, this was the place to be, with the exhibit floor, panels and technical sessions packed all four days, with 15,403 registered attendees — representing a 28% increase over the 2012 San Francisco Show, the last time AES was held on the West Coast.

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Community Loudspeakers Enhance the Experience at Cypress Mountain Resort

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VANCOUVER  – Sub-zero temperatures, heavy snow, rain and direct sunlight, all within a 24-hour period require careful consideration to find loudspeakers that could withstand these extreme conditions. Allstar Pacific Integration Media Solutions was asked to find an audio system solution for the Patio Ski and Snowboard Park at Cypress Mountain and recommended the Community R.5-99 as the best fit.

 

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Edmonton Church Upgrades West Campus Sound System

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EDMONTON, Canada — The Beulah Alliance Church recently upgraded its West Campus sanctuary sound system. The new system includes a Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console at front of house and a Yamaha CL3 used for broadcast recording, along with one RIO 3224-D input/output box, and three Rio 1608-D input/output boxes, complimenting the existing NEXO GEO S8 speaker system.

 

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Riedel Gear Used in Production of 'A Capitol Fourth' Extravaganza

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - East Shore Sound used Riedel equipment to provide multiple layers of communications for "A Capitol Fourth — America's National Independence Day Celebration." The company deployed a Riedel Artist 128 frame on the stage to handle the analog interface to the existing intercom system in the on-site mobile production truck. This frame also provided a four-wire interface to seven wireless intercom systems and two wireless IFB transmitters, distribution to Riedel C3 beltpacks via two CU44 Plus Digital Partyline systems, and connection to nine keypanels used around the stage. A smaller Artist 64 frame located at the front-of-house position distributed signals to another 12 beltpacks via partyline systems and several additional key panels.

 

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Faital S.p.A names Noelle Liu Sales Development Manager for China

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MILAN — Faital S.p.A, based here, named Noelle Liu sales development manager for China. Liu is very familiar with the pro audio industry in China and will focus particularly on the Guangdong area of the country, the core region for China’s pro audio sector. Liu will also work closely with the FaitalPRO sales department in Milan.

 

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Katowice’s Palace of Youth Finds New Life with Harman Sound System

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KATOWICE, Poland – Katowice’s Palace of Youth recently upgraded to a new sound system from Harman. The main sound system is based around a JBL VERTEC system and is comprised of hangs of eight JBL VERTEC VT4887ADP elements per side for the main PA, underpinned by three VT4881ADP subwoofers on each side. This is bolstered by three further VERTEC VT4887 loudspeakers as front fills, while for stage monitoring ESS Audio specified eight VP7212MDP enclosures. The entire front of house system is controlled and optimized via dbx DriveRack 4820 processors. There is also a Soundcraft Vi4 console, with a Soundcraft Vi1 in monitor world—the engineers in both locations are provided with JBL LSR2328P for their own reference monitoring. The venue’s microphones were alsoupgaded with an AKG DMS700 digital wireless system at the heart and AKG C451B and C414B XLII, as well as AKG K271 headphones.

 

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