AUSTRALIA: Professional Audio Technology has announced it has configured and supplied a large Lawo Nova17 router to the Nova Entertainment group in Brisbane. The system, which consists of a Nova17 Router with an additional Dallis I/O frame, various LCD button panels for monitoring selection and three Lawo KSC.GPIO32 input and output panels, will be used by the network for the switching of its national DAB streams. The new router is also being used as the main audio router for Coles Radio, which the newly rebranded Nova entertainment network supplies nationally.
CHINA: Sennheiser has announced its unveiling as sound partner to the new music project The Modern Academy. Co-presented by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and Goethe-Institut Hongkong, The academy brought some of Germany’s most talented musicians, sound engineers and composers to Hong Kong to inspire a new generation of talent from the Pearl River Delta.
SINGAPORE: Mahajak SKM Electronics (MSE), the official distributor for Harman Pro products in Singapore - and Harman Professional Asia, recently conducted a product seminar entitled Mixing with Professionals - A Workshop on Digital Technology on 26th February in Singapore. The 3-hour workshop took place in Hood Bar and Café, a live music club outfitted with a full Harman Pro sound reinforcement system. For the event, MSE had setup a live display of some of their newest and popular selling mixing consoles and portable loudspeaker systems.
MALAYSIA: Studer has announced the first sale of its Vista 1 digital console into Malaysia. Media Prima Berhad, an integrated media investment group, recently purchased the console for multipurpose usage throughout all the Media Prima companies. The console was supplied by Harman Pro’s local distributor, Mahajak Trio Electronic Sdn Bhd.
WORLD: ClearOne has announced the acquisition of Sabine, solidifying the company’s portfolio of professional microphones. With the addition of Sabine, the company will have reliable and exclusive access to the wireless microphones that are a critical component of its complete portfolio.
WORLD: Liverpool based Adlib Audio has launched a new specialist division – Adlib Speakers – to manufacture and market its in-house AA brand of speakers. The company, which is well known for providing audio rental services as well as live entertainment music production and installation under the Adlib Solutions brand, is applying its many years of practical installation experience by offering ‘hand-crafted’ speakers using ‘quality components, precision engineering and innovation’.
WORLD: Harman Professional has announced the appointment of Noel Larson to the role of director of marketing for its Signal Processing Business Unit. In this role Mr Larson will be responsible for marketing and product roadmaps for the BSS Audio, dbx, Lexicon and DigiTech brands. He will report to TJ Smith, senior director, Harman’s Signal Processing Business Unit.
AUSTRALIA: Live music venue Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne, Australia is attempting to up the ante for rock venues nationally with the addition of a new PA system installed by sales and integration company Soundcorp. Ding Dong’s new sound system now consists of Nexo GEO and PS loudspeakers, a DiGiCo SD9 digital mixer, Quest foldback, Xilica DSP and Apex level control.
WORLD: A brand new European manufacturer is due to be launched at this year’s Pro Light + Sound in Frankfurt. Idea, a pro audio loudspeaker system manufacturer based in Cedeira, Spain, and its 2014 product portfolio will be launched together with the corporate website – www.ideaproaudio.com - and the announcement of its first distributors.
SINGAPORE: Since opening in 2006, the Novotel Singapore in Clarke Quay has attracted an increasing number of business people and corporate events. The 4-star hotel has 403 rooms together with an outdoor swimming pool and the Square, Dragon Phoenix and Moghul Mahal restaurants. Its conference facilities include a wide range of meeting rooms for which its Phoenix Grand Ballroom commands star billing for weddings and events. The 525 sq-m room can be sub-divided by a screened partition should two smaller events need to be simultaneously staged.
KOREA: Italian loudspeaker manufacturer LSS recently hosted the first of a series of educational seminars in Asia, working in conjunction with South Korea’s Sound People Company (SPC) – also known as LSS Asia, and the exclusive Asian distributor for the brand. The strictly invite-only event took place on February 25th and saw a number of LSS Asia partners assemble for an in-depth technical discussion at Seoul’s DongBo Art Hall.
INDIA: The Arbor Brewing Company (ABC), a local brewpub and eatery in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the inspiration for one of Bangalore’s largest and most popular brewpubs, ABC India. With the recent increase in pub-goers, ABC India’s sound system was in need of an upgrade to cover the multiple zones throughout its 12,000 sq-ft area, and support its future expansion plans. Harman Professional’s Application Engineering team specified a system consisting of BSS Audio signal processing, JBL loudspeakers, and Crown amplifiers.
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