MALAYSIA: AV rental company Show Gear has added two Yamaha QL5 mixing consoles and a single QL1 to its inventory. The Malaysian company, which primarily focuses on the corporate market, plans to use the desks for its small to medium scale events, reserving its previously purchased CL1 for larger scale conference events or small concerts. The consoles are the first to be sold through Yamaha’s Malaysian distributor AV United, who after previously forming a long running relationship with the rental house, considers Show Gear an ‘A Class’ customer.
INDONESIA: Jakarta-based audio designer and systems integrator PT Rhema Multi Perkasa (RMP) has been called upon to provide an increasing number of sound solutions in the Indonesian capital’s upmarket eateries, including Balboni and Negev.
MALAYSIA: A total of 16 ATP WorldNet Oslo multi-channel audio codecs have been sold by WorldCast Systems Group to Malaysian systems integrator, Asia Pacific Zone Systems. This reportedly follows a previous order in 2013 of 23 Oslo units. All 39 units are due to be deployed in the E1 networks of a major nationwide telecoms provider who supplies services to several public and commercial broadcasters throughout the country.
WORLD: Wohler Technologies has appointed David Cooper as a sales engineer for its RadiantGrid line. Based out of the UK, he will serve as a technical resource for RadiantGrid deployments in both EMEA and APAC markets, as well as working closely with the RadiantGrid sales team supporting customers through pre-sales, commissioning and post-sales processes.
VIETNAM: Electro-Voice has announced the endorsement of Vietnamese artist Nguyễn Lê Bảo Quân. The manufacturer will support him with its R300 wireless system and PL24 handheld microphone at future concerts.
AUSTRALIA: Novatech Creative Event Technology has announced its status as one of the first companies to purchase a sizable quantity of L-Acoustics K2 line array elements. The Adelaide-based audiovisual production company has reportedly taken receipt of 48 K2 enclosures supported by 16 K1-SBs, which it has already booked out for several upcoming shows at the end of 2014.
WSDG has created a truly beautiful, world-class facility for Chinese artist Hins Cheung. Caroline Moss takes a tour
In a corner of Guangzhou not yet transformed by high-rise offices and apartment blocks, lies one of the world’s leading recording studios. Realised by young Chinese singer songwriter, Hins Cheung, Village Studios was born from a desire to create not just a state of the art workplace, but somewhere to facilitate his plans for the future.
AUSTRALIA: Songwriter/producer Stuart Crichton has become the first Australian owner of an API Box following consultation with Deb Sloss from Studio Connections Australia, API’s Australian distributor. With space in his home studio at a premium, the box reportedly provides him with the functionality and sonic quality of a much larger format desk at a fraction of the size.
KOREA: Following a consistent period of growth in the region, Sennheiser has taken the decision to expand its Asia activities through a new branch in South Korea. The new office is the first to be opened by the Asia subsidiary outside of its HQ in Singapore and consists of business development and marketing functions and an after-sales service centre. Overseen by Ng Chee Soon, president and MD of Sennheiser Asia, the branch will work together with local sales partners continuing to develop the market.
SINGAPORE: Following the successful Jakarta debut of Pro Connect Asia earlier this week, the networking tour from the team behind Pro Audio Asia is moving to Singapore’s Club Kyo for a second date on Thursday August 21st. Pro Connect Asia is a series of events intended to draw together leading figures in the regional industry for a free-entry informal evening of conversation and the sharing of ideas.
INDIA: The recently completed Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Auditorium in the Indian city of Pune has been outfitted with A/V equipment from Harman Professional throughout the facility. Local systems integrator, Zillion Solutions, was awarded the installation contract, which drew on JBL, Crown and dbx products.
SINGAPORE: Located along Joo Chiat Road in Singapore, Hog’s Bar is a casual bar and diner with a strong reputation among biker groups. Besides its ever-expanding menu, one of venue’s main draws is its entertainment line-up, which includes both live band performances and live sports entertainment, such as NBA games and the Super Bowl. To cater to this, TNT Audio Visual Pte Ltd installed a sound system comprising Bosch and Electro-Voice products to cover both the indoor and outdoor areas.
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