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Band Member Injuries Lead to Canceled Shows for Linkin Park, The Black Keys

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LOS ANGELES — Tours for two high-profile rock acts have been sidelined as a result of unrelated injuries sustained by band members. Tour legs for Linkin Park’s Hunting Party tour and Black Keys’ Turn Blue tour were both canceled, scuttling 16 and 17 shows, respectively, in North America and Europe.

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Stevie Wonder Using DPA Mics

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Stevie Wonder Using DPA MicsLOS ANGELES - Danny Leake, FOH engineer for Stevie Wonder for more than 20 years, followed jazz vocalist Dee Alexander's recommendation to give DPA Microphones' d:facto Vocal and d:vote 4099P Instrument piano microphones a try. Leake, who had been using DPA's original 4006 recording mics for Wonder's percussion section for years, agreed, and the d:facto and d:vote mics continue to support Wonder's live shows.

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RMB Audio Provides Martin Audio MLA for The Tenors Concerts in NC

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The TenorsRALEIGH, NC –– For two concerts featuring operatic pop foursome The Tenors at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium, RMB Audio provided a Martin Audio MLA system that included 12 MLA Compact enclosures and six DSX subwoofers per side, with four MLA Mini cabinets for lip fill, all networked via U-NET. The setup also included Avid Profile consoles at both FOH and Monitor positions. FOH engineer Kevin Sucher, who was mixing with the MLA system for the first time, was impressed. Add a comment

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P.S. Raises Autism Awareness with Assist from DPA Microphones

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DPA Microphones, Dan Spitz & Michaela Paige collaborate for Autism AwarenessANAHEIM, CA - Dan Spitz, co-founding member, co-producer and lead guitarist of the American thrash metal band Anthrax, and vocalist Michaela Paige, a Top 12 contestant on Season 3 of NBC's hit reality TV show The Voice, have collaborated to form P.S., a unique blues duo with the mission of raising autism awareness around the world through a soon-to-be-released, self-titled acoustic EP. 

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Yavapai College PAC Equipped with Meyer Sound MINA System

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Yavapai PAC, Meyer Sound MINAPRESCOTT, AZ - The 1,100-seat Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (YCPAC) has installed a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system as part of a major renovation. Since YCPAC's re-opening, MINA has supported productions from Peter Frampton, Magic of Motown, and the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir to the Manhattan Short Film Festival.

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Avid CEO Louis Hernandez Jr. Featured Speaker at AES' 57th International Conference

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Louis Hernandez Jr. Avid Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, AESHOLLYWOOD, CA  — The keynote speaker at AES' 57th International Conference, set to take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Hollywood Boulevard from March 6-8, is Avid chairman, president and CEO Louis Hernandez Jr. The conference's theme is "the future of audio entertainment technology." Hernandez will speak March 6 at 8 a.m.

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Meyer Sound Online Mixing Workshop to Feature Metallica Monitor Mixers

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A Metallica performance supported by monitors mixers Bob Cowan and Adam CorreiaBERKELEY, CA — Bob Cowan and Adam Correia, monitor mixers for Metallica (band members pictured here) will be the next guest speakers on the Meyer Sound Mixing Workshop webinar series, hosted by veteran mixer Buford Jones. The webinar is set for Feb. 5 at 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.  West Coast time (3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. UTC).

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Taylor Guitars’ NAMM Stage Returns with Lectrosonics Assist

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Taylor Guitars’ NAMM Stage Returns with Lectrosonics Assist. Pictured here, Jason Mraz.ANAHEIM, CA — At the annual Winter NAMM Show, Taylor Guitars hosts performances in its demo room on the second floor of the Anaheim Convention Center by an array of eclectic artists who over the years, have included, among others, Jason Mraz (pictured here). Lectrosonics has long provided an assist with its Digital Hybrid Wireless technology.

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John Fogerty Tours with Adamson Gear Provided by Atomic Pro Audio

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John Fogerty Tours with Adamson Gear Provided by Atomic Pro AudioRUTLAND, VT — Atomic Pro Audio supported John Fogerty’s latest shows with a new Adamson Energia PA system.  Tim Schad, production manager working with John Fogerty since 2006, praised the system for its sound quality and also gave kudos to Atomic Pro Audio for its support.

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In Memoriam: Jerry Cobb

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Jerry CobbWESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — Parnelli Awards video editor/director Jerry Cobb lost his battle with stomach cancer on Jan. 13, 2015. He was 64. Since 2010, Cobb co-created the videos for the Parnelli Awards. Working with producer/writer Kevin Mitchell, his documentaries on the lifetime honorees were always a show highlight.

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