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Riedel Provides Radio and Intercom Services for European Athletics Championships

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ZURICH, Switzerland — Riedel Communications supplied radio and intercom services for the European Athletics Championships. Riedel's MediorNet network carried video to the LED walls in Letzigrund Stadium, the road race in the city and to two warm-up stadiums. Four Artist digital matrix intercom systems enabled communications across the stadium and on the road race course while the Riedel Juggler enabled the connection of TETRA radio systems to support nearly 500 volunteers. The company also managed frequency coordination for radios, microphones, in-ear systems, and wireless camera systems — a total of more than 300 devices — used in the stadium and on road races.

 

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The Black Keys Have a Solid Relationship with Sennheiser

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After a decade in small clubs on the Midwest indie circuit, The Black Keys are now playing arena shows. As their success has grown, so have their audio needs. For their current Turn Blue worldwide tour, the band packed a full range of Sennheiser microphones. “I’ve used the Sennheiser line exclusively for years,” said production manager Anthony Pitcher. “It wasn’t a tough sell with my audio team – they’re brilliant engineers who already had a thorough knowledge of the product line. It was just up to me to bring it to the table for this band.”

 

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Early Surge Seen in Parnelli Voting Results; Sellout Likely for Gala, Golf Tournament

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The 2013 Parnelli Awards gala was a sellout, with banquet crews rolling in last-minute tables for the 600-plus attendees. On the podium is Eric Pearce, winner of the 2013 Visionary Award. Photo by Adam Kaplan.LAS VEGAS — We’re not even halfway through October yet. Is it too early to point to the fence like Babe Ruth and predict an even bigger home run for the Parnelli Awards in 2014? It is early, yes, but we’re predicting an even bigger grand slam. The reason: a record-setting surge in early Parnelli voting this year. Pictured here: the packed 2013 gala, attended by well over 600.

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Tomorrowland EDM Festival Gets L-Acoustics Support

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Tomorrowland EDM Festival Gets L-Acoustics SupportBOOM, Belgium - Tomorrowland organizers chose multiple L-Acoustics K Systems to reduce sound spillover stage to stage, keep within strict sound limits and still provide optimum sound quality for the huge crowds. A cumulative total of more than 400,000 attended the 10th festival July 24-26, 2014.

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Yamaha QL5 and Dante Networking Used for Tattoo Reality TV Show

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From left, The late Martin Kelly (Sound Supervisor, Ink Master), Peter Schneider (co-Owner, Gotham Sound and Communications), Paul Padilla (Senior Rental Technician, Gotham Sound and Communications)BUENA PARK, Calif.— To keep up with the fast pace of shooting a reality TV show, the audio team for Ink Master turned to the Yamaha QL5 Digital Audio Console paired with Dante Networking. "The control room essentially never gets powered down, and shooting takes place around the clock," said Peter Schneider co-owner of Gotham Sound and Communications. "Marty's (Kelly) main concern was that the system be absolutely rock solid. We both felt that the Yamaha QL5 and Dante networking could provide that inherent reliability.” Note: Martin Kelly, pictured here, left, passed away shortly after the new season began.

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Festivals Across Europe Make Use of TiMax from Out Board

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The site of the military tattoo in Basel, SwitzerlandSWITZERLAND and GERMANY - Out Board's TiMax delay-matrix and performer-tracking systems were used at a variety of outdoor shows across Europe including productions of AIDA the Musical in Thunersee, Switzerland; Verdi’s Nabucco in Schwerin, Germany; a rock-opera version of Jedermann in Erfurt, Germany and the Military Tattoo in Basel, Switzerland (site pictured here).

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Steely Dan Tours with Granelli G5790 Mics

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LOS ANGELES - Steely Dan recently wrapped up their second consecutive summer tour utilizing Granelli Audio Labs G5790 microphones - one on each of drummer Keith Carlock's two snares. FOH engineer Mark Dowdle credited the microphone for ease of use and sound quality.

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Blue Marlin Ibiza Beach Club in Abu Dhabi Upgrades with EAW System

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Blue Marlin Ibiza Beach Club in Abu Dhabi Upgrades with EAW SystemABU DHABI, UAE – The Blue Marlin Ibiza beach club here was looking for a sound system that would live up to expectations for an Ibiza-like club experience. The club recently upgraded with a new EAW system featuring KF740 line arrays and SB1002 subwoofers. A rectangular trussing system defines the performance stage with four line arrays – each made up of four KF740 enclosures – hung from each corner of the structure, firing outward.

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DiGiCo SD9T Supports Performances at American Folklore Theatre

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DiGiCo SD9T Supports Performances at American Folklore TheatreFISH CREEK, WI - The American Folklore Theatre recently upgraded with a new DiGiCo SD9T mixing console. Among its features: the Performer function, which is particularly helpful for theatre companies when multiple people may play the same role on different nights. It lets the engineer or programmer/designer make EQ and level changes within individual cues by calling up a list of every cue that includes a specific performer.

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Community Upgrades the Fan Experience at Troy Fair

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The Troy Fairgrounds recently upgraded with a PA system based on Community R Series loudspeakersTROY, Penn. – The Troy Fairgrounds recently upgraded with a PA system based on Community R Series loudspeakers. The new system consists of two clusters of four Community R.5HPT loudspeakers covering the fans in the grandstands and three R2-52 loudspeakers covering the left, center and right field areas.  The system is powered by DSP-equipped Crown amplifiers and features a Biamp 601 mixer and Tascam CD200i CD player with iPod input.

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