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George Relles Sound Provides Meyer LYON for Big Tent Fundraising Event

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George Relles and Don Ross with  George Relles Sound at the University of Oregon fundraising event.EUGENE, OR – George Relles Sound's George Relles and sound designer Don Ross (pictured here, L-R) provided ground-stacked arrays of Meyer Sound LYON components to meet the challenge of providing sonic clarity within a 260-by-150-foot tent for a VIP fundraising event at the University of Oregon. Each of the four arrays had one LYON-W wide-coverage and three LYON-M main line array loudspeakers. The setup also included two 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements for the low end, with four UPM-1P loudspeakers for on-stage foldback.

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2014 Parnelli Awards Gala Filled with Emotion, Surprises

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Benny Collins accepts the 2014 Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award, Nov. 22, 2014 at the MGM Grand in Las VegasLAS VEGAS – It was Vegas, after all, so the bet was on. "We were all voting when Benny [Collins] would start crying, and I said he wouldn't make it through the introduction, and I won," laughs production professional and friend Steve Thomas. Thomas, with Michael Ahern, presented the Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award to Collins, the live event industry's highest honor. Collins took the stage choked up and shed some tears in giving his appreciation to all he's worked with and made friends with over the years. It was a fitting end to an evening filled with emotions, laughs and tears.

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Video of the Week: Introducing the GaffGun

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In Memoriam: David Bryson, 61

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Davey BrysonGLASGOW, Scotland – Longtime Rod Stewart monitor engineer David Bryson, 61, who worked with other artists including Tom Petty, Diana Ross, The Beach Boys, Supertramp and Heart, died Nov. 20 from a brain hemorrhage. Bryson had been working at monitors position for Engelbert Humperdinck in recent years. His 30+ year career had taken him on both sides of the Atlantic, and he had been visiting relatives in his native Scotland before falling ill at the airport. He was hospitalized but did not recover.

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Eccles Center, Home To Sundance Film Festival, Gets L-Acoustics KARAi Rig

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Eccles Center, Home To Sundance Film Festival, Gets L-Acoustics KARAi RigPARK CITY, UT — David Hallock, production manager at George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center, which is owned and operated by the Park City school district, turned to Salt Lake City-based Poll Sound for an audio upgrade within 1,269-seat Kearns Auditorium. The auditorium, which first opened in 1998, serves as the primary venue for the Sundance film festival. Poll Sound provided an L-Acoustics KARAi line source array system to meet the venue's audio needs. In addition to Robert Redford's annual film festival, the center hosts a year-round program of national dance troupes, musical acts, cultural events and, of course, student productions.

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Georgia’s Free Chapel Expands with Meyer MINA

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Georgia’s Free Chapel Expands with Meyer MINA GWINNETT, GA —  The Free Chapel, with campuses in Gainesville, GA and Irvine, CA led by senior pastor and best-selling author Jentezen Franklin, opened a new satellite campus here with a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system for its 900-capacity auditorium. The facility is the ministry’s second venue to deploy Meyer Sound, following the success with a CQ-2 and MSL-4 loudspeaker system on its main campus in Gainesville.

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EAW Ships OTTO Subwoofers

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EAW OTTO SubwooferWHITINSVILLE, MA — Unveiled at InfoComm 2014, Eastern Acoustic Works' Otto is the world’s first Adaptive™ subwoofer. Utilizing two Offset Aperture-loaded woofers paired with independent on-board amplification, processing and networking, Otto extends Adaptive Performance™ to the lowest octaves of the audible spectrum. Otto will balance low-frequency coverage with cancellation to suit the user’s requirements; omni, cardioid, hypercardioid or anywhere in between from just a single module. Combined in arrays, Otto provides nearly endless possibilities in low-frequency pattern control.

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Yamaha Debuts Flagship PM10 Digital Console

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Yamaha RIVAGE PM10BUENA PARK, CA — In a worldwide announcement made at InterBEE this month, Yamaha launched the RIVAGE PM10 Digital Mixing Console, a major step for Yamaha PM Series Digital Live Sound Consoles. More than 10 years have passed since the Yamaha PM1D and PM5D emerged (and helped shape) the digital console market. The new flagship RIVAGE PM10 significantly increases the quality and versatility necessary in a live sound environment and inherits features from the well-known PM Series Consoles.

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Video of the Week: DirectOut ANNA-LISA MADI Analyzer

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Firehouse Productions Provides JBL, Crown Gear for iHeartRadio Music Festival

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Motley Crue (Photo Credit: Bjornsphoto)LAS VEGAS – For the fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival, held at MGM Grand Garden Arena Sept. 19-20, Firehouse Productions provided Harman’s JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers for artists including Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and Motley Crue, pictured here.

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