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Juan Gabriel Tour Makes Martin Audio MLA Switchover

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Juan Gabriel's Volver 2014 Tour MEXICO CITY — After Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel interrupted his U.S. “Volver 2014” tour for two weeks due to illness, his engineering staff prevailed upon 3G Productions to switch over to a Martin Audio MLA system for the remaining arena dates. As 3G’s System Engineer Manny Perez describes the changeover, “The other system was working just fine, but Juan’s FOH engineer Rodrigo Lopez had attended an MLA demo in Mexico and was really interested to see how it would perform.” (Tour Photo: Robert Hacman)

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SSL Live Bids Farewell To Corey Hart

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FOH Engineer Denis SavageMONTREAL – Corey Hart hung up his sunglasses for good at an emotional sold-out farewell concert for 13,500 hometown fans at Montreal’s Bell Centre, supported by an SSL Live console at FOH. A 1980s phenom, Hart has had nine consecutive Top 40 hits, with “Sunglasses at Night” being his most recognizable. Outfitted with sound services by Solotech in Canada, it was another local Montreal hero, Denis Savage (pictured here) who mixed the show and the week-long rehearsal.

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Peavey Gets Extreme with King BMX Stunt Show

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Peavey Gear Supports BMX EventMERIDIAN, MS – Peavey Electronics announces a partnership with King BMX Stunt Show. Founded by former X Games participant Keith King, King BMX Stunt Show is one of the world’s most successful long running BMX entertainment companies. Whether performing during such high profile events as Monday Night Football, the NBA playoffs or a myriad of festivals, fairs, churches and corporate events, the Stunt Show relies on Peavey audio equipment for every show.

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2014 Parnelli Ballot Complete, Voting Begins!

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2014 Parnelli AwardsLAS VEGAS — Based on reader nominations during the month of September, the 2014 Parnelli Ballot is now complete and voting has begun!  Parnelli Awards voting will continue throughout the month of October. The winners will then be tallied and awards prepared for the Nov. 22, 2014 ceremony at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Barco Acquires IOSONO GmbH, Maker of 3D Audio Systems

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KORTRIJK, Belgium — Barco, based here, announced its acquisition of IOSONO GmbH, a manufacturer of 3D cinema sound systems based in Erfurt, Germany. IOSONO will become known as Barco Audio Technologies. Barco noted that the acquisition is being made with input from caudio partner Auro Technologies.

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Video of the Week: Allen & Heath ME-1 Demo

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Jimmy Buffett Marks 40 Years with Sound Image

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1995 Air Margarita TourESCONDIDO, CA — Sound Image is no ordinary sound company and is among the rare few whose beginnings go back more than four decades. Now headquartered in Southern California, the company was originally founded in Rochester, NY by Ross Ritto and Joel Silverman in March 1971. Ritto and later partner Dave Shadoan changed the company name to “Southern California Sound Image,” dba Sound Image in 1983. The 1995 "Air Margarita" tour is shown here.

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AES Extends Deadline for Free/Discount Badges

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AES Los AngelesLOS ANGELES — Registration for FREE Exhibits-Plus badge and discounted All-Access badges to the Audio Engineering Society show has been extended to Friday, October 3. The AES137 Convention takes place October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with three days of exhibits and four days of workshops, technical papers and program content tailored to audio professionals.

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SSL Live Console for Juan Gabriel Tour

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 FOH engineer Rodrigo Lopez MEXICO CITY – Mexican pop icon Juan Gabriel is touring the U.S. with an SSL Live, the first-ever dedicated live sound console from Solid State Logic. One of Mexico’s most successful vocalists, Gabriel is a Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame inductee and six-time Grammy nominee who has sold over 30 million albums and performed throughout the world. When his 2014 "Volver" tour prepared for its U.S. leg, front of house engineer Rodrigo Lopez was excited to mix on SSL’s latest innovation.

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Peavey Electronics Corporation Reorganizes Manufacturing Under New Globalization Plan

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MERIDIAN, MS — Peavey Electronics Corporation announced that it is reorganizing its worldwide manufacturing assets as part of a new globalization plan to ensure continued growth worldwide. The reorganization includes focusing U.S.-based manufacturing on Peavey’s premium products, and moving other manufacturing assets closer to its critical and emerging markets. The effort also involves modernization of production methods and a renewed focus on engineering, sales and marketing. Add a comment

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