Duran Duran is using XTA D2 stereo dynamic EQs on vocalist Simon LeBon. Says monitor engineer Leon Dalton (pictured), "Simon has a very flamboyant vocal style. The ability that the D2 gives me to choose which frequencies I compress and how much is incredibly helpful."
The Amarillo Opera (Amarillo, TX) is now miking its opera singers with Lectrosonics Venue, a wireless system that helps search and reassign for available frequencies. The system features a Venue Receiver Master, 256 synthesized UHF frequencies per receiver module, antenna multi-coupler, LCD interface, USB/RS-232 computer interfacing, and Countryman IsoMax E6 EarSet mics and Digital Hybrid Wireless LM beltpacks…DiGiCo (www.digico.org) recently opened a new demo facility in Chessington, England, with three rooms: Silver, Black and Blue. Each of these rooms is outfitted with a range of DiGiCo consoles and Meyer Sound speakers. White Glove Master Classes will be offered, and demo rooms are available for booking on an individual basis…London's Up All Night Music promotions and P.A. company was out using its new Allen & Heath GL3800 live sound console at the Reading Festival. The board was installed at a VIP tent to support groups such as Echo & The Bunnymen, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Funeral for a Friend and Mondo Generator. Says sound engineer Ed Shackleton, “The GL3800 performed flawlessly. I particularly love the new EQ, which has a great range and is very responsive, and the new mic pre's, which are really quiet.”