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Top violinist Filip Jancik.
Top violinist Filip Jancik.

Top Violinist Filip Jancik Swears by d:vote Instrument Microphones

Debi Moen
International News

ALLEROED, Denmark — Slovakian violinist and producer Filip Jancik is rapidly gaining an international reputation as one of the best young classical musicians to cross over into the world of pop and rock. The key to the success of Jancik’s sound is DPA Microphones’ d:vote 4099V instrument microphone for violin, which he uses for all of his live performances and also for any recording projects he undertakes. Now based in Vienna, where he has his own studio, he often plays with top musicians as part of his own Rock ’n Violin project, and also performs with acclaimed artists, such as Canadian rock star Avril Lavigne.

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Exmouth Festival.

Axiom AX800A Debuts at Exmouth Festival

Debi Moen
International News
Exmouth Festival.

EXMOUTH, UK - Proel's Axiom AX800A compact line array was used for the first time at a live event at the recent Exmouth Festival. ESW Solutions gave it a trial run, reporting success. "This is a great product for outdoor festivals and events of this type," says ESW's managing director Martin Nicholls. "Looks neat, great design – it's lightweight, very straight forward and intuitive to use. We had very little work to do with the EQ on the sound check at the festival site, and we were particularly impressed with the consistency of frequency response from close to stage to the back of the event site."

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Wild Life

Capital Sound Deploys Martin Audio at Brighton's Wild Life Fest

Debi Moen
International News

BRIGHTON, UK - Capital Sound provided a Martin Audio system for the Wild Life Festival 2016 in Brighton, outfitting three of the four stages with the MLA Multi-cellular loudspeaker arrays. They also road-tested the new Beta version of Martin Audio's latest Display software release simultaneously in all three zones.

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Boston Calling.

Meyer Sound Kicks Off Transatlantic Festival Season

Debi Moen
International News

BOSTON and FRANKFURT - Meyer Sound Leo Family systems powered multi-day events at two major music festivals on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Boston Calling drew huge crowds to City Hall Plaza, with systems provided by Rainbow Production Services. Meanwhile, BigCityBeats World Club Dome played out over 700,000 square meters in Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena, with the PoolGroup supplying the system.

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Iksan sanctuary.

South Korean Church with Next ProAudio

Debi Moen
International News

JEOLLABUK-DO, South Korea - Avix, the Korean distributor for Next-proaudio, installed a Next-proaudio sound system within the Iksan church's main sanctuary for the system renovation. The goal was to achieve high sound pressure levels with high sound fidelity and good speech intelligibility throughout the venue. At the church's request, the whole system was custom painted in an ivory color to blend in with the interior.

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Chris 'Cookie' Hoff with Mickey Beck and the DiGiCo SD10

DiGiCo Tours South Africa with Josh Groban

Debi Moen
International News

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Audio engineer Mickey Beck and monitor engineer Chris ‘Cookie’ Hoff are on the road with Josh Groban's Stages tour. On the recent South African dates, they used two DiGiCo SD10 digital mixing consoles, plus two SD-Racks for Front of House and monitor positions provided by Gearhouse South Africa.

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Hotel Stage in Hong Kong.

Soraa's LEDs Reveal True Colors in Hong Kong Hotel

Debi Moen
International News

HONG KONG -  Soraa's LED lamps have been installed at the Hotel Stage in Kowloon, Hong Kong. More than just a hotel, the facility offers a stage for local artists to showcase their work. “The undeniable benefit for using Soraa LED lamps is that we can render all materials with true color. This was of the upmost importance to us for both the hotel application and to accurately illuminate the artwork,” said Koichi Tanaka, CEO of Lightlinks International Limited.

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FOH for Kasabian. Photo: Lez Dwight.

Britrow, Leicester City Celebrate with Kasabian

FOH staff
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LEICESTER, UK - Leicester City Football Club’s winning performance in the Premier League saw a fitting tribute from home town band Kasabian when they played the club’s own King Power Stadium May 28-29. But who can plan in advance for such a winning celebration? Kasabian’s sound engineer Paul Ramsay saw it all.  “I got the call just four weeks before the first stadium show. It was insane; a month of my life passed by in a flash filled with frantic phone calls.” Britannia Row came to the rescue.

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At the FOH with Danish pop act Christopher on tour.

Meyer Sound's Leo Tours with French, Danish Bands

Debi Moen
International News

BERKELEY, CA - French rock band Les Insus and Danish pop singer Christopher are diverse in their music, but aligned in their choosing of Meyer Sound's Leo family systems for their European tours. Says Bob Coke, FOH engineer for Les Insus, “(Leo) has a very coherent and powerful signature in the lower frequencies, and a sweet high end. The generous and precise low-mids translate a potent, physical musical experience to the audience." Reports Dave Mørup, FOH engineer for Christopher, “It was a great experience.”

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Jon Sword, FOH engineer for The Feeling with CDC six at O2 Arena.

Jon Sword Gets a Feeling for Cadac CDC Six

Debi Moen
International News

LUTON, UK - The Feeling FOH engineer Jon Sword has had been touring the band with a Cadac CDC six console on the recent Jeff Lynne’s ELO arena support slot. The tour has seen both engineer and band fall in love with the compact Cadac. “I’ve been using the desk in 300 capacity venues and then on our arena shows with 14 mixes, either way it’s an absolute breeze,” says Sword. “I’ve had zero issues with the desk for the whole tour, and given that I’m walking into the arenas as a support engineer, it’s been great to know I’m in a reliably consistent situation."

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