The staff of ETC France
The staff of ETC France

ETC Announces New Paris Office with Recent Acquisition

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ETC, announces the opening of their newest office in Paris, France. Local French distributor, Avab Transtechnik France (ATF) has been selling and supporting ETC products for over 15 years and has always shared strong values of service and innovation. When the owners of ATF, Jean-Louis Pernette and Christian Rezgui retired in May, an opportunity arose for ETC to acquire the French company and increase their presence in the European market. With this acquisition, ATF becomes part of the ETC family and is officially named ETC France.

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A flexible boom lets you position the mic away from beards
A flexible boom lets you position the mic away from beards

The Point Source Audio Sounding Board: 3 Ways to Mount Mics Near Beards

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Mounting headset microphones on bearded speakers and actors can get a bit hairy. If your subject usually uses a headset and decides to sport a beard, you’ll likely grow concerned about scratchy sounds from the mic boom. Here are a few solutions to get you through without resorting to shaving the actor.

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Erin Parisi, audio engineer for Grand Performances, with the Allen & Heath Qu-16 in downtown Los Angeles
Erin Parisi, audio engineer for Grand Performances, with the Allen & Heath Qu-16 in downtown Los Angeles

Audio Control for Grand Performances in Southern California

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With the mission to "inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts,” Grand Performances has grown to become one of Southern California’s largest presenters of free performing arts programs and an important summer destination in the Grand Avenue Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public... democracy in musical action” by the Los Angeles Times, Grand Performances turns to Allen & Heath digital mixers as a key part of their highly successful mix.

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Smart Caption Glasses at the National Theatre Offer Wider Access to Hearing Impaired Theatergoers

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Smart Caption Glasses offer an innovative new way for deaf and hard of hearing people to enjoy performances at the National Theatre and hopefully in the near future at theaters globally. In 2019, they will allow people with hearing loss to enjoy National Theater productions from any seat in any theatre. When wearing the glasses, users will see a transcript of the dialogue and descriptions of the sound from a performance displayed on the lenses of the glasses. 
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John Dunn, National Sales Manager for Elation with the Artiste Picasso WFX Award
John Dunn, National Sales Manager for Elation with the Artiste Picasso WFX Award

Artiste Picasso Wins Best Moving Light Award

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Elation Professional’s Artiste™ series of theatrical-grade moving heads has again been recognized as uniquely innovative. The Artiste Picasso™ has been honored with a New Product Award in the Moving Light category at the recent WFX Conference & Expo in Orlando, the sixth time the series has been recognized by industry peers.

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