Electro-Harmonix has a Dual Stereo Looper with Layering, USB

Electro-Harmonix have a new looper out, introduced last week in Nashville, that I suspect could be a really big hit. The winners: dual stereo operation, loads of recording space, and then easy connection via USB so a looped improv today could be the beginning of a track tomorrow. Oh, and it’s not expensive, either. When … Continue →

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2015 Edition: What Controller Is Right For You? All-In-One vs Modular DJ Setups

Whether you're buying your very first DJ controller or getting a new one, the question "Should I go modular or all-in-one?" will come up. Deciding between these workflows can be an important choice, as both have specific advantages you may not be aware of. In today's article, I will help you understand the key differences and advantages of each - and explore the conceptual debate of DJing on a mixer versus in DJ software.

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The show goes on for Foo Fighters with L-Acoustics

The show goes on for Foo Fighters with L-Acoustics

An L-Acoustics K1/K2 PA system is accompanying Foo Fighters on their latest North American tour, supplied by Delicate Productions.

Following a fall from the stage during a show in Gothenburg, Sweden resulting in a broken leg for the band's frontman, Grohl and his bandmates are now on the road again for the 43-date North American leg of their Sonic Highways tour, which kicked off – with the singer/guitarist seated on a massive motorised throne (pictured) – on 4 July at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium.

“We have partnered with Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Special Event Services (SES) for the K1 enclosures,” said Delicate Productions president Jason Alt, noting that the company has taken the same approach for tours in the past based on the broad acceptance of L-Acoustics’ K1 system.

The system’s main hangs used for the stadium gigs consist of 16 K1 enclosures atop four K2 down enclosures per side, buttressed by either three delay towers featuring 16 K2s or two towers using 20 K2s, depending on the layout of the venue. In arenas, the system is slightly scaled back, with 14 K1 enclosures atop four K2 down boxes, 12 more K2 for out fill arrays, five Kara enclosures for front fill across the stage lip, and Kara and ARCS boxes for side fills.

A total of 42 SB28 subs are deployed for the stadium shows and 14 for the arena system configuration. These are stacked due to Foo Fighters’ longtime FOH mixer Bryan Worthen’s preference. LA8 amplified controllers housed in 12 LA-RAKs power and process all systems.

With Delicate taking delivery of K2 at the end of June, Alt says it feels good to be part of the L-Acoustics family: “The way we had been doing it in the past had been part of a strategy that saw us invest in other directions,” he remarked, explaining how sub-renting the L-Acoustics systems had enabled them to balance themselves in the larger ecosystem of tour sound.

“It created some important strategic relationships with other companies. But it was a good time to make the move with the K2. Not just for the band, but because of L-Acoustics’ market acceptability, which was the main reason – it’s the number-one name we see on riders now.”

Alt describes the K2 acquisition as a strategic advantage, citing the fact that the K2 delivers the K1 sonic signature in a smaller, lighter form factor, which reduces transportation costs. “That’s also going to be important for corporate shows, which make up the next largest part of our business,” he explained, adding that clients had been asking about the availability of the K2s even before they arrived at his warehouse. “It’s going to be a very busy system. It’s turning out to be a very promising investment.”

As for Foo Fighters’ opening show in D.C., which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut album and followed sets from Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett, LL Cool J, Trombone Shorty and RDGLDGRN, Alt added, “The show went great. Bryan had a good show and was very happy at the end of the night. I got to mix the opening act, so it gave me chance to evaluate the system as well. I couldn't be happier with the K2 investment that Delicate has made and was blown away by the performance.”

http://www.l-acoustics.com

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Hans-Peter Nüdling named new d&b chief sales officer

Hans-Peter Nüdling named new d&b chief sales officer

d&b audiotechnik has announced the appointment of Hans-Peter Nüdling as chief sales officer.

As of 20 July 2015, Nüdling will be responsible for global sales and services, bringing over 25 years of sales, business development, electronics and technology experience to the manufacturer's senior management team.

As a member of the d&b Managing Board, Nüdling will be tasked with looking after global sales and operations including education and application support and services. He offers direct and channel sales, as well as business development expertise, and will help to establish solid, best-practice processes to further expand the business.

Nüdling has worked in Europe, the Americas and Asia, which has allowed him to develop an in-depth understanding of the international markets in which the firm does business.

“Based on Hans-Peter Nüdling’s international experience, excellent sales capabilities and technology expertise, I am confident that he will significantly contribute to our global growth strategy,” said Amnon Harman, CEO at d&b. “I am very pleased that we could win Hans-Peter for our team, and I am convinced that he will further grow the relationships with our partners and customers worldwide. He will play an important role to expand our business in new market segments, both in live entertainment as well as in the installation business.”

“d&b is at the forefront of the industry, and its continual investment in technological development is something that I am very excited about,” commented Nüdling. “I am very much looking forward to joining the team and working with the company’s fantastic customer base. By constantly innovating products and processes, we will continue advancing and expanding d&b as one of the world’s finest pro audio companies.”

The holder of a diploma in Electronics Engineering (BA), Nüdling has served the last eight years as CEO of two technology businesses in electronics and medical applications, focusing on entrepreneurship and change management while generating profitable growth and optimised work-flows. Prior to that he was in a number of different management positions, including sales channel director EMEA, business development and marketing in Asia as well as production manager in the United States.

www.dbaudio.com  

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