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Palais En Jazz. Photo: Antoine Delaporte
Palais En Jazz. Photo: Antoine Delaporte

SSL, Amadeus Speakers Offer Hi-Fi Sound to Palais En Jazz

Debi Moen
International News

COMPIEGNE, France -  SSL and Amadeus speakers offered listeners a hi-fi sound experience at Palais en Jazz, a two-day jazz celebration at Compiegne's Imperial Palace in northern France. This fifth annual event, held the last weekend in June, aims to blend different time periods and cultures in an effort to create one synonymous jazz sound.

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A crowd of more than 10,000 party-minded folks gathered at the Stoppelmarkt in Vechta, Germany, for the premiere installment of the “Tante Mia tanzt” – “Aunt Mia’s Dance” – electro festival on May 5.
A crowd of more than 10,000 party-minded folks gathered at the Stoppelmarkt in Vechta, Germany, for the premiere installment of the “Tante Mia tanzt” – “Aunt Mia’s Dance” – electro festival on May 5.

RCF HDL50-A Line Array's Festival Debut Delights 10,000+ Audience

Debi Moen
International News

VECHTA, Germany - Audio vendor Acoustic Sound deployed its new RCF systems for the recent electro fest, "Aunt Mia's Dance." With a mainstage designed to look like a supersized portable radio, the May 5 event drew more than 10,000 attendees for a star-studded lineup.

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QSC Appoints Distributor for Mexico

Debi Moen
International News

COSTA MESA, CA - QSC Professional appoints Equipos y Cintas as its distribution partner in Mexico, as the company continues to expand globally with new distribution partnerships. 
Equipos y Cintas marks 30 years of experience as a distributor.

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Sound reinforcement gear for Beverley Knight’s Soulsville UK tour, which carried two DiGiCo SD10-24 consoles, was supplied by Capital Sound Hire Limited of London.
Sound reinforcement gear for Beverley Knight’s Soulsville UK tour, which carried two DiGiCo SD10-24 consoles, was supplied by Capital Sound Hire Limited of London.

DiGiCo Provides Compact Solution for Beverley Knight's Soulsville Tour

Debi Moen
International News

LONDON -  Capital Sound Hire Limited provided DiGiCo SD10-24 digital mixing consoles for Beverley Knight's UK theatre tour this past spring. Paul Timmins, Capital Sound’s general manager, says the gear was spot-on for the one-truck tour with the limited budget. “The SD10-24 consoles offer compactness and quality at a price that works for the theatre touring market, something that is crucial for clients and rental providers in the current climate, where artists need to make money and audio suppliers need to see return on their investment.”

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Danish singer Lukas Forchhammer, the frontman of the band Lukas Graham, is using DPA's new d:facto Linear Vocal Microphone.
Danish singer Lukas Forchhammer, the frontman of the band Lukas Graham, is using DPA's new d:facto Linear Vocal Microphone.

Lukas Graham Tours with DPA Microphones

Debi Moen
International News

ALLEROED, DENMARK – Danish band Lukas Graham is using DPA’s new d:facto Linear Vocal Microphone - along with a range of DPA microphones - during its current European tour. The band's production manager and FOH sound engineer Frank Frank Grønbæk says,“The difference was immediately apparent – the original d:facto was good, but this capsule was much better at handling high end frequencies and gives us absolutely no issues with feedback.”

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Rihanna Concert, Jazz Festival Canceled in Nice, France After Truck Attack on Bastille Day

Frank Hammel
International News

NICE, France — Rihanna’s tour stop slated for the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France on July 15 was canceled after the deliberate attack by a gunman who also used the truck he was driving as a weapon, killing scores of pedestrians at a beachside fireworks show the night before. At least 84 people were killed in the July 14 attack before the gunman/truck driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, was shot dead by police. A local jazz festival set to open July 16 also canceled.

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Adamson’s David Dohrmann with the Winly sound team during their three-day training session.
Adamson’s David Dohrmann with the Winly sound team during their three-day training session.

Winly Joins Adamson Network

Debi Moen
International News

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Sound company Winly Production Services Int’l Corp. has taken delivery of an Adamson E-series PA, making them the first Taiwanese company to join the Adamson network. Initially the rental company added 24 E12 line array modules and 16 E219 subwoofers, powered by Adamson E-Racks loaded with Lab.gruppen PLM20k44 amplifiers. By September, they will have added E15, S10 and E119 cabinets.

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Maluma’s real name is Juan Luis Londoño Arias.
Maluma’s real name is Juan Luis Londoño Arias.

Maluma Drops the Beat with DPA Microphones

Debi Moen
International News

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – FOH Engineer Lucas Pinzón selected DPA Microphones for the drum kits of Colombian urban music performer Maluma. Pinzón also chose the brand’s d:facto Handheld Microphone for Maluma’s main vocals. "DPA mics have a small footprint and don’t require much space in the racks. They are also great looking – due to their compact size – in addition to having incredible sound quality.”

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A recent upgrade at Kent University’s popular K-Bar included Martin Audio CDD loudspeakers.
A recent upgrade at Kent University’s popular K-Bar included Martin Audio CDD loudspeakers.

Martin Audio Upgrades Kent University's K-Bar

Debi Moen
International News

CANTERBURY, Kent, UK - The K-Bar at the University of Kent’s Canterbury Campus recently underwent a major design overhaul with  Martin Audio CDD loudspeakers.  The goal was to develop a technical infrastructure for a multipurpose facility that would trade as a sports bar by day, with a small stage for live bands and DJs on weekends. It needed to be cost-effective, multizonal for flexible audio and video routing, with simple control for the bar staff.

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L-Acoustics’ K2 system provides an invisible, yet powerful and clear sound. Photo: Ralph Larmann
L-Acoustics’ K2 system provides an invisible, yet powerful and clear sound. Photo: Ralph Larmann

L-Acoustics Says Hello to World's Arenas with Adele

Debi Moen
International News

BERLIN - The focus of Adele's Live 2016 tour is not on dancers or special effects, but her voice. Tickets for the show were in such high demand that seating was arranged in a 270-degree arc. The show also features a B stage in the center of the venue. Audio equipment had to comply with design guidelines for clean sightlines. To match all the challenges, Berlin-based sound provider Black Box Music provided an L-Acoustics K2 system.

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