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2015 Parnelli Awards ceremony
2015 Parnelli Awards ceremony

Hometown Hero Voting is Smooth and Drama-Free; Parnelli Nominations to Open Next Week

Frank Hammel
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LAS VEGAS — Every year is an election year for FOH and PLSN readers who first nominate then vote for Hometown Hero candidates and, separately, nominate and vote for companies, individuals and products vying for Parnelli honors. And — thankfully — these competitions proceed smoothly and courteously, with none of the contenders locking horns with nasty negative campaigning or chanting for the incarceration (or worse) for their rivals.

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Blue Man Group’s unique instruments—such as these Backpack Tubulums—accompanied by a big bass drum and full rock band truly shine through the new L-Acoustics/DiGiCo house system. Photo: Lindsey Best
Blue Man Group’s unique instruments—such as these Backpack Tubulums—accompanied by a big bass drum and full rock band truly shine through the new L-Acoustics/DiGiCo house system. Photo: Lindsey Best

L-Acoustics Brings Immersive Audio to Orlando's Blue Man Group

Debi Moen
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ORLANDO - Orlando's Blue Man Group upgraded its sound system at its CityWalk location to an L-Acoustics Kara system from Clearwing Productions. Says Blue Man Group Sound Supervisor Marcus Ross, “What this system design accomplishes is to get total coverage of the room and allow movement of the sound from front to back and side to side. It’s a full surround sound system and you get incredible localization of the sound throughout the show.”

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Eighth Day Sound's Stephen Curtin mans the FOH mix for Beyonce's Formation Tour on one of three DiGiCo SD7 consoles.
Eighth Day Sound's Stephen Curtin mans the FOH mix for Beyonce's Formation Tour on one of three DiGiCo SD7 consoles.

Beyonce Tours with DiGiCo SD7s

Debi Moen
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DETROIT Eighth Day Sound is providing sound reinforcement for Beyonce's Formation tour, which trekked from south Florida in late April to Detroit in mid-June before heading overseas for the rest of the summer. (It returns to North America for more shows in September and October.) The massive 56-truck truck tour is traveling with three DiGiCo SD7 audio consoles, keeping a potential cabling nightmare manageable with a strategic setup of fiber loops and DiGiCo SD-Racks.

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Says HandleBar owner Brett Vance, “One of the best things about HandleBar is how friendly and interactive our bartenders are, but before BassBoss people felt like they couldn’t communicate over the speakers and it really killed the vibe.”
Says HandleBar owner Brett Vance, “One of the best things about HandleBar is how friendly and interactive our bartenders are, but before BassBoss people felt like they couldn’t communicate over the speakers and it really killed the vibe.”

BassBoss Installs Sound in Austin's HandleBar

Debi Moen
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AUSTIN, TX – A bad, aging sound system kept patrons from enjoying the music in the main bar, preferring the limited service on the rooftop deck of downtown Austin's HandleBar. Owner Brett Vance fixed that with a complete audio overhaul from BassBoss, which also marked its 30th major installation in the Live Music Capital of the World.

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The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, a majestic 10-story glass vaulted atrium in Lower Manhattan. Photo: Ryan Muir, Courtesy of Arts Brookfield.
The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, a majestic 10-story glass vaulted atrium in Lower Manhattan. Photo: Ryan Muir, Courtesy of Arts Brookfield.

Arts Brookfield Reinforces Winter Garden with Martin Audio

Debi Moen
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NEW YORK CITY - Arts Brookfield uses a Martin Audio MLA Compact system to reinforce an eclectic mix of concerts, festivals, symphonies and other artistic events in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan. Mark Torchia, technical director for Arts Brookfield, says, “The Winter Garden is challenging because it’s a huge, reverberant glass dome that traps all of the sounds within it including ambient noise from the retail outlets. We chose MLA because of the control offered by the system that lets us put the sound where it needs to be and avoid areas where we don’t want it."

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The three-day event provided attendees with a unique festival experience, combining live music, demolition derby and championship wrestling.
The three-day event provided attendees with a unique festival experience, combining live music, demolition derby and championship wrestling.

JBL By Harman Fuels Rock'n Derby

Debi Moen
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SCHAGHTICOKE, NY—Audio Images Sound & Lighting recently deployed JBL by Harman’s VTX Series speakers, powered by Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers, to deliver powerful live sound for 15,000 fans at the inaugural Rock’n Derby music festival in upstate New York. Said David Holland of Audio Images, "The FOH engineers were extremely excited about using the VTX arrays, and we received lots of compliments on the clarity of the sound.”

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Riedel Communications.
Riedel Communications.

Riedel Joins AIMS

Debi Moen
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BOTHELL, WA — Riedel Communications is the latest of the world’s leading media technology companies to join the AIMS alliance. AIMS’ efforts are focused on promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP, with an initial emphasis on VSF TR-03 and TR-04, SMPTE 2022-6 and AES67.

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The 2016 Republican National Convention was held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland July 18- 21.
The 2016 Republican National Convention was held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland July 18- 21.

Powersoft Electrifies 2016 RNC

Debi Moen
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Cleveland, OH - For the recent Republican National Convention in Cleveland, audio intelligibility was the paramount technical consideration.  ATK Audiotek, which has been handling convention audio for more than two decades, chose Powersoft amplifiers to carry the political messages throughout the Quicken Loans Arena.

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