Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda records to a Mac-based Pro Tools setup on the road: ˝We do a lot of recording on the tour bus, so the rig is important. [The Mackie HR624s] have a really tight low end and a sound that consistently translates.”
JBL celebrated the sale of the 500,000th EON portable powered speaker. JBL's Gerry Tschetter notes, “It took EON's unique combination of technical innovation, light weight, reliability and affordability to move powered speakers from a specialty niche into mainstream pro audio.”…London's Autograph A2D recently sold two DiGiCo D5T (theater) consoles, which will be used for upcoming Broadway premieres for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Spamalot…The University of Albany's (Albany, NY) recreation center recently had SimplexGrinnell (nation-wide) design and install a new sound system; SimplexGrinnell project head Dominick Campana says, “Dilemmas posed by the sheer size of the structure are compounded by the building's harsh, reflective walls. When a loud crowd is present, the noise floor hovers around 80 dB without even turning the sound system on.” Campana chose QSC loudspeakers, powered by 17 CX Series amps (1102, 902, 702, 502, 302 and 1202) distributed in a fan configuration. Four ModularDesign enclosures/cabinets and 36 AcousticDesign loudspeakers help create the desired tight pattern control.