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Video of the Week: Preview — May 2016 Issue of FRONT of HOUSE

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Patti LaBelle Performs on Turntable Stage with EAW Redline Monitor System

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The turntable stage at NYCB Theater in Westbury equipped with eight EAW RL12 loudspeaker/monitors.WESTBURY, NY – Patti LaBelle recently performed in the 3,000-seat NYCB Theater in Westbury, NY with an EAW Redline monitor system. Ronkonkoma, NY-based Audio Design Group provided eight Redline RL12 loudspeakers used in monitor mode for the in-the-round concert stage. The monitor speakers were distributed around the lip of the venue's turntable stage.  Reuben James, LaBelle’s monitor engineer since 2010, had specified bi-amped wedges for the downstage mix. The EAW Redline RL12 components, he said, were "more than up to the task."

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Allen & Heath Updates QU Series

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QU Firmware v1.9 full system upgrade.CORNWALL, UK - Allen & Heath has announced a host of major enhancements to the feature set and ecosystem of its Qu Series of compact digital mixers. Accompanying the release of firmware V1.9 is a number of key updates to the Qu-Pad app, factory mic presets from manufacturers Shure and Sennheiser, streamlined DAW Control for Windows, plus the new, customisable Qu-Control app for install applications.
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Gearhouse Broadcast Serves The Australian Open Clear-Com FreeSpeak II

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FreeSpeak II base, beltpack and headset.MElBOURNE, Australia - The 2016 Australian Open Tennis tournament Jan. 18-31 saw more than 720,000 visitors take in the iconic Grand Slam in Melbourne, with local host broadcaster the Seven Network sending the major matches live Australia-wide. International broadcasters including ESPN, beIN Sports, SuperSport, Eurosport, CCTV, NHK and Sky transmitted the action to hundreds of millions more. Backing up all the broadcasters with the infrastructure they needed to cover an international sporting event was Gearhouse Broadcast Australia, whose relatively new Event Communications division was on-site and using Clear-Com’s FreeSpeak II full-duplex wireless communications system. Add a comment

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Venues in Norway are Early Adopters of Meyer Sound's Leopard System

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Grand Hall at Studentersamfundet .TRONDHEIM, Norway — For the 1,200-seat Grand Hall, a central meeting place for close to 1,700 students in Trondheim, Norway, Oslo-based Bright Norway AS installed Meyer Sound's compact Leopard linear sound reinforcement system. Bright Norway AS has also provided a Meyer Sound Leopard system at Oslo's 650-capacity Vulkan Arena to support hard rock shows. Bright Norway AS' Trond Kristoffersen supervised the Grand Hall install in Trondheim, and Bright's Stian Smith and Fredrik Frostad assisted with the deployment of the Leopard system at the Vulkan Arena in Oslo.

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Powersoft to Host Training Sessions at InfoComm 2016

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PowersoftLAS VEGAS – In addition demonstrating its latest products and technologies at InfoComm 2016, audio manufacturer Powersoft will offer three dedicated training sessions during the trade show, each focused on the use of Powersoft amplification in audio system design and voice alarm systems.

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dLive Manages Special Performance for Jonny Greenwood Project

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Gavin McComb at FOH with dLive.LONDON - Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur recently staged the first full UK performance of their new project, Junun, at the London Barbican with FOH engineer, Gavin McComb selecting Allen & Heath’s dLive system to manage the diverse audio requirements.

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5SOS Sound Good, Feel Good with Adlib

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5SOS' soundcheck set up, in honor of Prince. Photo: Shirlaine Forrest.LIVERPOOL, UK - Adlib continues working with Australian rockers 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS), one of the hottest, chart-topping bands of the moment. Having supplied an L-Acoustics K1 sound system and crew for the recent UK arena tour, they are now playing European arenas.

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Danley Jericho Horns Added to University of NM Football Team

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University of New Mexico football stadium. Photo: Larry Lucas © 2016ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The University of New Mexico football team, the Lobos, plays all of its home games at University Stadium on the school’s south campus in Albuquerque. Erected in 1960, University Stadium underwent several expansions that brought its current seating capacity to just shy of 40,000. Recently, the school replaced its former south end zone scoreboard with a new Daktronics LED scoreboard in the north end zone, opting to include loudspeaker enclosures in anticipation of a new sound reinforcement system. That system has now arrived in the form of two Danley Jericho Horn J3 point source loudspeakers supported by two Danley BC-218 subwoofers, with power from Danley’s new DNA-Series of DSP-enabled amplifiers.

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Radio Active Designs Drives Communications During Detroit Auto Show

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The Ford press conference was one of seven major manufacturer events prior to the launch of the show that used Radio Active Designs UV-1G wireless intercom system.DETROIT – Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Amazing Audio recently worked with nineRadio Active Designs UV-1G wireless intercom systems for press events held before and during the annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), held in Detroit. Radio Active Designs’ Enhanced Narrow Band technology allows the units to fit more than 10 times the amount of wireless systems in the same band as traditional RF Intercom systems. As a result, even the base stations, which operate in UHF, have a very small footprint in the UHF band – making them invaluable at an event of this scope.
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