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Soundworks Continues 40-Year Investment in Soundcraft

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Grant Howard, Vice President and Senior Engineer, Soundworks.RICHMOND, VA –– Soundworks of Virginia has come a long way since 1976 when its founder was loading up his Ford E350 van with a Soundcraft Series 1S console, small JBL horn-loaded speaker system and Crown DC-300 and DC-150 amplifiers. Today, the full-service live production company has more than $1 million worth of equipment that’s used for events of all sizes, including multi-day festivals that attract more than 200,000 spectators. In January, the Richmond-based production company invested in two Soundcraft by Harman Vi5000 consoles to replace its Vi4 consoles.
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Texas Hill Country Restaurant Serves Live Music with Allen & Heath

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Darrell Goldman Band at Crossroads.FREDERICKSBURG, TX – Located in the Texas hill country, just west of Austin, the Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse offers live music Thursday through Sunday with dancing on a traditional wooden dance floor and regular appearances by local and national touring acts. To support its live music, Crossroads recently upgraded its audio system with an Allen & Heath GLD-80 Chrome Edition digital mixer with an AR2412 AudioRack and AR84 Expander.

 

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D.A.S. Audio Expands Presence at American Airlines Arena

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Jorge Arronte in the Xfinity East Plaza of AmericanAirlines Arena.MIAMI – Located along Miami’s scenic Biscayne Bay, AmericanAirlines Arena is home to the NBA’s Miami Heat basketball team while also serving as a leading venue for concerts and a variety of other attractions. The facility’s East side area serves a wide range of activities—both basketball and non-basketball related. Facility management recently decided to upgrade the sound reinforcement capabilities throughout the area. D.A.S. Audio already has a commanding presence inside the arena. Hence, the Xfinity East Plaza is now home to another D.A.S. system that incorporates products from the company’s Aero Series 2, Road, and EN54-24 Certified product catalogs.

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International News

Martin Audio CDD Upgrades 5-Star London Restaurant

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SalmontiniLONDON - Old Barn Audio (OBA) has equipped Salmontini, a five-star sushi and fish restaurant in London’s swanky Belgravia populated by A-list celebrities, with Martin Audio’s new CDD system to meet its expanded business model. Opened two years ago, Salmontini initially brought in OBA to install a background music system following a referral. But as the business developed, Managing Director Jason Bassili responded to the demands of his upmarket clientele by requesting a full-blown live music system. OBA Directors Phil Clark and Neil Kavanagh had no hesitation in which brand they would use, and the latter was soon on site specifying a potent CDD system.

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Next ProAudio Provides for Denmark's Club Awards Show

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Next-proaudio gear brings the Club Awards to life.BALLERUP, Denmark - Danish rental company Showtech Event Group supplied the Next-proaudio sound reinforcement setup for 8,000 people attending the Club Awards at Ballerup Super Arena March 19 in Denmark. Showtech recently increased its Next-proaudio inventory two months ago, having recently purchased a large quantity of Next LA212x and Las418 cabinets from the Portuguese manufacturer.

 

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On the Move

Harman Appoints Mohit Parasher President Professional Solutions Division

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Mohit ParasherSTAMFORD, CT – Harman International Industries, Inc. today named Mohit Parasher as Executive Vice President and President, Professional Solutions, effective immediately. Parasher was previously Vice President and General Manager for Harman’s Consumer Audio and Professional Solutions businesses in Asia Pacific. He will be based at the headquarters for Professional Solutions in Northridge, CA.

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Sands Expo and Convention Centre Invests in Singapore’s First Meyer Sound Lyon, Leopard Systems

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Marina Bay Sands has invested in 156 total Meyer Sound loudspeakers to support large-scale corporate events and concerts.SINGAPORE - Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Asia’s leading destination for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events), has upgraded its inventory of AV equipment with the first Meyer Sound Lyon and Leopard linear sound reinforcement systems in Singapore. Located within the Marina Bay Sands resort, the centre has invested in 156 Meyer Sound loudspeakers to support large-scale corporate events and concerts, representing the largest investment to date in Leo Family technology by any hotel/MICE operator in the world.

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M&L Sound Joins L-Acoustics as Newest Certified Provider

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Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass perform on M&L Sound’s K2 rig at Knoxville’s Tennessee Theatre during the Big Ears Festival. Photo: Bill FosterKNOXVILLE, TN  -- For more than 35 years, M&L Sound of Knoxville has provided concert sound reinforcement, rental and installation services throughout the mid-southern US. Under the direction of President David Akers since 1989, the company has now crossed another significant milestone by joining L-Acoustics’ Rental Network as the manufacturer’s latest Certified Provider (CPr).

 

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Hamilton Brings Alcons to Broadway

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Hamilton - An American Musical.NEW YORK - Having gained success with an Alcons system on the Steve Martin/Edie Brickell musical Bright Star, sound designer Nevin Steinberg opted to use Alcons again on Hamilton - An American Musical on Broadway. Based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the USA’s founding fathers, Hamilton is enjoying commercial and critical success, being the hottest ticket in decades.

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Shure Names Jamie Griffin VP Operations

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Jamie Griffiin joins Shure.NILES, IL — Shure noted that Jamie Griffin has joined the company as its vice president of operations. He will be responsible for all of Shure’s global manufacturing and plants around the world. Griffin previously held senior level international positions at Lenovo, Pentamaster and Dell Computer.

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