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On the live sound side, they deployed a Dante network to link several mixers used to produce the historic March 2016 Diplo and Major Lazer concert in Havana.
On the live sound side, they deployed a Dante network to link several mixers used to produce the historic March 2016 Diplo and Major Lazer concert in Havana.

Dante Sets Stage for OKeventos' Projects in Cuba

Debi Moen
International News

HAVANA – Havana-based OKeventos has been using Audinate’s Dante Audio over IP networking for projects ranging from live multitrack recording to television production. Owner Mauricio Blanco was the first sound engineer to use Dante in Cuba on Wynton Marsalis' recently released “Live in Cuba” album. They also deployed a Dante network to link several mixers used to produce the historic Diplo and Major Lazer concert in Havana in March 2016. Blanco was also the first to use Dante for reality TV in production for Sonando en Cuba.

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Elwin Dorlas at FOH with dLive in the 3FM studio.
Elwin Dorlas at FOH with dLive in the 3FM studio.

Allen & Heath Console in Control at Top Dutch Radio Show

Debi Moen
International News

HILVERSUM, NETHERLANDS - Allen & Heath’s dLive S Class and ME digital mixing systems have been purchased to manage the On Stage live radio show for no.1 Dutch radio station, NPO 3FM. The new radio show includes performances from live bands, and incorporates visual clips. dLive manages the live radio, floor sound and several feeds for live internet streaming.

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Powersoft to Focus on Training at PL+S

Debi Moen
International News

FRANKFURT -  Powersoft is furthering its commitment to providing training for users of its amplification technology with a series of three daily sessions at this year’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt. The focus is on the latest implementations within the upcoming release of Armonía Pro Audio Suite.

More details from Powersoft (www.powersoft.it):
 
A particular highlight of this session will be the introduction of the new Powersoft Interactive Tuning, an innovative feature that will improve the process of measuring and aligning a sound system.
 
“The concept of measuring and tuning a sound system has now been changed,” states Powersoft’s System Engineer Manager Luigi Chelli. “There will be no more tiring Pink Noise listening sessions and no more complex multi-microphone setups. ‘Measure once and tune quietly’ is the key concept.
 
“We hope our customers will pick up a lot of tips and tricks to create their own virtual anechoic measurement spaces,” continues Luigi. “We aim to continuously provide powerful solutions that help audio professionals improve and ease their job to a significant extent.”
 
Led by the company’s experienced system engineers, Remo Orsoni, together with Luigi Chelli, the first daily session will take place at 11 am, followed by further sessions at  1 pm and 3 pm.
 
These sessions will be hosted daily at the Powersoft booth (#3.1, C41) and will also include tutorials on Rational Acoustics Smaart remote connection setup, and loudspeaker analysis and real-life tuning with multiway interactive simulated response.
 
Sign up at the Powersoft booth or to guarantee reserving your seats, email: training@powersoft.it, stating name, family name, time and day you would like to attend the sessions.
 
Training sessions schedule:
- Latest software and firmware development for touring and Installation amplifiers
- Interactive Tuning plugin overview
- Rational Acoustics Smaart remote connection setup
- Loudspeaker analysis and real-life tuning with multiway interactive simulated response
- Tips and tricks to create your own virtual anechoic measurement space

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The Hard Rock Cafe Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia performance stage, featuring QSC KLA12, KW181 and K10 loudspeakers.
The Hard Rock Cafe Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia performance stage, featuring QSC KLA12, KW181 and K10 loudspeakers.

Hard Rock Cafe Rocks in Tbilisi with QSC

Debi Moen
International News

TBILISI, REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA - A complete QSC sound system is outfitting the Hard Rock Café in Tbilisi, the capital of the Republic of Georgia. Live music is an important element in Georgian nightlife, so in addition to equipping the outdoor patio and indoor restaurant and café/bar areas, there is also a performance stage, which needed PA speakers and playback monitors for the musicians, just like the stage in any music venue.

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Clair Brothers to Debut Breakthrough Innovations at PL+S

Debi Moen
International News

FRANKFURT -  Clair Brothers is set to debut several new design innovations at Prolight + Sound 2017 at Booth 3.1, E37. Look for the launch of the C12 and C8 line array products, and the launch of the newest addition to the One Series line: the 1.5AM+ – the active (self-powered) version of the 1.5AM monitor. Clair Brothers is also introducing a stackable point source PA package called the S2-System. The PL+S trade show runs April 4-7 in Frankfurt.

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Martin Audio to Launch 10 Products at PL+S

Debi Moen
International News

FRANKFURT - Martin Audio says it plans to "disrupt and delight" the marketplace with the introduction of 10 new products at this year's Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt. This is its most ambitious line-up in its history, and the products will span different categories including line arrays and stage monitors. The trade show runs April 4-7.

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The arched ceilings and narrow audience area at the old stone Fort Santa Tecla.
The arched ceilings and narrow audience area at the old stone Fort Santa Tecla.

K-array Boosts Sanremo Music Festival Broadcasts

Debi Moen
International News

SANREMO, ITALY - This year, radio broadcasters and TV stations alike entrusted K-array for several intimate setups of live performances that were broadcast during the Sanremo Music Festival in the small coastal town of Sanremo. The event is a week-long singing competition that is broadcast throughout Italy. Audio challenges included outfitting arched ceilings and narrow audience areas in the historic buildings.

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Nine K2 per side, with three Kara infills provided sound for Manolo García for the Tenerife date of his tour.
Nine K2 per side, with three Kara infills provided sound for Manolo García for the Tenerife date of his tour.

L-Acoustics Lands in the Canary Islands

Debi Moen
International News

CANARY ISLANDS - Sonopluss Canarias took delivery of an L-Acoustics K2 system, the first in the Canary Islands. Sonopluss bought the new system to service the expanding EDM scene in the islands. Since its purchase last summer, it's been deployed for concerts with Ricky Martin, Manolo García and Arona Summers, along with festivals and other events.

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At the Wembly Arena FOH with Wim Van Der Molen (André Rieu’s FOH engineer) and Alexandre Dugas (Solotech project manager and tour systems tech).
At the Wembly Arena FOH with Wim Van Der Molen (André Rieu’s FOH engineer) and Alexandre Dugas (Solotech project manager and tour systems tech).

SSL Makes Massive Andre Rieu Show a Waltz in the Park

Debi Moen
International News

MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands - The Andre Rieu tour's previous digital console had been in service for 12 years when FOH Engineer Wim Van Der Molen looked to upgrade. The old console was large, heavy, required a lot of flight case real estate, and the evolving show deserved a new generation of technology. Solotech suggested he look at the SSL L500.

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