AUSTRALIA: Rechristened as the WIN Stadium following corporate sponsorship, Wollongong Showground is a rectangular multi-purpose stadium in Wollongong, which regularly hosts the St George Illawarra Dragons rugby league side.
WORLD: Conrad Cooke – the 133rd AES Convention Product Design Track chair – has developed a combination of 13 key tutorials, workshops and master class events for this year’s convention in October. Convention co-chair Jim McTigue stated that the Track is designed ‘to provide deep insights into emerging technology’.
CHINA: Electronics & Engineering Pte Ltd (E&E) recently received an Outstanding System Sales Award during the Annual Shure Asia Distributor Summit 2012. This award was to praise the distributor that demonstrated exceptional sales in the category of system sales within the Asia Pacific region for fiscal year 2011-2012.
WORLD: Nugen Audio has appointed Minnetonka Audio Software Inc as its non-exclusive global distributor for its loudness control products, excluding Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and the UK.
CHINA: Sennheiser China is mounting a wave of action against counterfeit products including a new identification technology and increased cooperation with Guangzhou Customs. The anti-piracy measures were announced on August 21st at a press conference in Guangzhou, during which endorsee Hins Cheung appeared onstage to pledge his support.
ASIA: The winners of a special competition organised by Audio-Technica have been announced with Calvin Ong of Singapore and Denjie Oliver from the Philippines winning an A-T AE6100/LE microphone and an AE4100/LE mic respectively.
JAPAN: Martin Audio’s MLA system was recently deployed for the largest of the six stages at the prestigious Rock In Japan festival, which takes place each year at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, drawing an estimated 60,000 spectators daily. The system was provided by MSI Japan.
AUSTRALIA: Sydney-based production company Cairellie has purchased two DiGiCo consoles in the shape of an SD7 and an SD8. The desks, supplied by the manufacturer’s Australian distributor Group Technologies, have been described by the company’s founder Stephen Knight as helping to ‘hold Cairellie at the forefront of live audio – not necessarily in...