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16 Killed, 11 Injured at K-Pop Concert; Festival Safety Official Takes Own Life

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SEONGNAM, South Korea — As a crowd of about 700 gathered Oct. 17 near an outdoor stage featuring different K-pop bands, some spectators hopped over a short wall to stand on a ventilation grate. The grate and 27 spectators fell more than 60 feet to an underground parking area. Fourteen died on site; two others succumbed from injuries later. The remaining 11 were severely injured.

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Clearwing Productions to Host Vendor Showcase at Phoenix Office Oct. 21

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PHOENIX — Clearwing Productions will be hosting a vendor showcase at its Phoenix office Oct. 21. The event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature demos of LEX, GLP, Avid, Harman, Elation, American DJ, Chauvet, Altman, Yamaha, Martin Audio, Clear-Com, and Point Source Audio products. The office is located at 5640 S. 40th Street, Suite 1, Phoenix, AZ 85040.

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Event Safety Summit to Feature Indianapolis State Fair Investigators

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LITITZ, PA – Scott Nacheman and Charlie Fisher will be featured speakers at the Event Safety Alliance’s first Event Safety Summit, set to take place here in early December. They will offer their perspectives on the mechanical and operational failures that were implicated in the 2011 structure collapse at the Indiana State Fair, which killed seven and injured 58.

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London’s National Theatre Boosts MADI Capacity with Six Optocore DD4MR-FX Converters

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London’s National Theatre Boosts MADI Capacity with Six Optocore DD4MR-FX Converters. Pictured here, Alex Caplen with the Optocore rack in the Dorfman TheatreLONDON – After reviewing of their playback systems, and to meet a need for higher capacity MADI streams, the National Theatre on London’s South Bank purchased six Optocore DD4MR-FX converters from HD Pro Audio. These have been deployed as MADI interfaces for the venue’s DiGiCo SD7T and SD10T consoles. Project engineer Tim Middleton and senior sound technician Alex Caplen worked on the upgrade. Pictured here is Caplen with the Optocore rack in the Dorfman Theatre.

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Florida Church Upgrades with Lectrosonics’ Aspen Series Signal Processing

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Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church recently turned to Chicago, IL-based Kirkegaard Associates for an audio upgrade that included Lectrosonics’ Aspen Series signal processing. Scientific Sound handled the installationNAPLES, FL – Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church recently turned to Chicago, IL-based Kirkegaard Associates for an audio upgrade that included Lectrosonics’ Aspen Series signal processing. Scientific Sound handled the installation.

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Church Near Texas/Mexico Border Installs D.A.S. Audio Aero Series 2 System

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Supernatural Designz’ Simon Estrada Jr., who also serves as VICC’s campus sound engineer and the church’s Praise and Worship leader, installed D.A.S. Aero 12A, LX-218CA subwoofers, Road 12A floor monitors and Artec 508A point source loudspeakers.SAN BENITO, TX — For Valley International Christian Center (VICC)’s new 2,000-capacity sanctuary here, Supernatural Designz’ Simon Estrada Jr., who also serves as VICC’s campus sound engineer and the church’s Praise and Worship leader, installed D.A.S. Aero 12A, LX-218CA subwoofers, Road 12A floor monitors and Artec 508A point source loudspeakers.

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K-array Honors Distributors at Annual GDM Meeting in Italy

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K-array Honors Distributors at Annual GDM Meeting in ItalySAN PIERO a SIEVE, Italy — K-array, based here in Italy’s Tuscany region for 24 years, has been inviting its business partners to visit for its annual meeting. The most recent GDM event was attended by 26 distributors representing the brand in close to 100 different nations. K-array honored them for their innovative efforts to keep the brand growing. Add a comment

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“Bright Star” in San Diego Gets Masque Sound Support

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“Bright Star” in San Diego Gets Masque Sound Support, photo by Joan MarcusSAN DIEGO — Nevin Steinberg, sound designer for Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s new musical, Bright Star, turned to Masque Sound for an audio assist for the production, staged at the San Diego Old Globe Theatre through Nov. 2. To meet the bluegrass music-infused production’s needs, Steinberg chose a system that includes gear from Alcons Audio. Add a comment

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Taylor University Using Shure ULX-D Wireless Microphone System

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Michael Fletcher, media services lead analyst at Taylor University in Upland, IN, got together with Sinewave Audio and obtained a Shure ULX-D Digital Wireless System for the school’s student-run projects and theatrical performancesUPLAND, IN — Taylor University, an evangelical Christian college based here, turned once again to Shure products to meet its on-campus audio needs. Michael Fletcher, media services lead analyst, got together with Sinewave Audio and obtained a Shure ULX-D Digital Wireless System for the school’s student-run projects and theatrical performances. Add a comment

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In Memoriam: Consultant Tom Young, 1952 - 2014

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 Consultant Tom Young, 1952 - 2014OXFORD, CT — Noted acoustical consultant/designer Tom Young, the owner and principal consultant at Connecticut-based Electroacoustic Design Services (EDS), passed away on October 12 of an apparent heart attack. He was 62. His company, EDS specialized in sound reinforcement system design, loudspeaker system measurement and optimization, acoustic design and noise reduction.

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