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Video of the Week: July 2014 FOH Issue Preview

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Pure Groove Systems Gears Up for "Lost in A Moment"

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AMSTERDAM - Pure Groove Systems is gearing up to support Lost in a Moment, due to take place July 20 at Sportpark Riekerhaven here. The company, which also recently supported the Lightning in a Bottle transformantional festival in Bradley, CA, notes that the Lost in a Moment event will be an "11-hour musical journey based on the challenging and innovative Berlin sound."

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Counterfeit Cat-5/Cat-6 Cable Warning

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Counterfeit CablingNORTHBROOK, IL — Recently, FRONT of HOUSE received a notification from Underwriter's Labs, based here, of a shipment of 1,000-foot boxes of alleged Cat-6 communications cable bearing counterfeit UL markings on the packaging and cable jacket. The faux cable is missing the required flame retardants and may lead to increased fire risk.

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2014 Hometown Hero Nominations: A Sneak Peek

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2014 Hometown Hero Nominations: A Sneak PeekLAS VEGAS — Last week, the FRONT of HOUSE newsletter called for nominations for regional lighting production companies worthy of receiving the Parnelli Award for Hometown Hero Sound Company of the Year. FOH readers responded almost instantly, with a steady influx of names including a variety of well-known companies along with some others who are being nominated for the Hometown Hero award for the first time. Add a comment

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Light of Life Chapel in Korea Features Discreet K-array Solution

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GAPYEONG, South Korea - The ‘Light of Life’ Chapel, made from more than 600 trunks of Russian red pine that a Korean businessman gathered over the course of 10 years, is an architectural wonder but an acoustic challenge, particularly when the installation requires that the audio gear be heard but not seen. Soundus, K-array’s Korean distributor, provided a system that includes four KP52 ultra slim wall mount speakers that were hidden within the beams, with three KAN200s  also wrapped around the shape of the buildings’ structure, in particular the cylinders extending from the roof.

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Jazz Festival in Lugano, Switzerland Mixed by Aurus Console

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LUGANO, Switzerland – Stagetec equipment supported TV broadcasts of Estival Jazz, a festival produced by Swiss broadcaster RSI, which tagets the Italian speaking portion of Switzerland. The outside broadcast vehicle with its integrated Aurus console was patched directly to Studio A of the RSI TV station in Comano, 10 kilometers away, via fiber optic cables. The signals from the musicians were routed to the Aurus sound control room in Studio A via this line, mixed there and routed back to the OB. From there the mix was integrated into the TV program. The festival took place July 10-12 at Lugano's Piazza Riforma.

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Paolo Nutini U.K. Gigs Mixed at Monitors with iLive Setup

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LONDON - Fresh off the Franz Ferdinand tour, monitor engineer, Tom Howat took the same iLive modular set up of an iLive-112 Surface and iDR10 MixRack with additional PL10 remote controller on a short UK tour with Paolo Nutini. The tour began with BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival in Glasgow in late May and culminated in a performance at London’s Roundhouse on June 3.

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2014 John Lennon Education Tour Gets Support from Neutrik

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Pictured here are band members from Wildcat Apollo, recipients of the Vans Warped Tour Prize presented by Neutrik USA as part of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.CHARLOTTE, NC – The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a nonprofit enterprise dedicated to youth, technical music production and education, is now in its 17th year. Joining the Vans Warped Tour’s live events from Texas through California, the educational Tour Bus benefited from sponsorship support from Neutrik. Pictured here are band members from Wildcat Apollo, winners of the Neutrik-sponsored John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Neutrik presented the band with the Vans Warped Tour Prize.

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Funktion-One for Roskilde’s Apollo Mission

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ROSKILDE, Denmark – Seeking to minimize bass spread from the Apollo stage, organizers of the Roskilde Festival chose Funktion-One speakers. The system comprised 24 Funktion-One Resolution 5 Touring speakers, configured in left and right clusters of 12. The all-important bass reinforcement came from 12 Funktion-One F221 and eight F218 enclosures.

 

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Focusrite RedNet Systems Chosen for Fifth Third Field, Home of the Dayton Dragons

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LOS ANGELES – Four Focusrite RedNet audio interfaces were installed as part of a major renovation of the broadcast production systems at Fifth Third Field, home to the Dayton Dragons.

 

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