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  • Outline Names Paolo Calza Pro Applications Engineer

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | January 27, 2020Outline hired veteran audio engineer Paolo Calza to serve as the company’s pro applications engineer and outline array trainer, supporting clients and rental companies worldwide. This professional is now a member of the Brescia company’s team, which as always aims at further improving the services it ensures its clientele and boosting its groundbreaking R&D department. Read More...
  • Earthworks Celebrates 25 Years

    Stage Directions | Industry News | January 24, 2020Earthworks Audio accidentally started 25 years ago when David Blackmer began building Hi-Fi speakers. This was well after he sold dbx — the company known for audio noise reduction that he founded in 1971 — and well before the rise of High Resolution audio. Blackmer always believed in a world beyond 20 kHz, and much […] Read More...
  • The LRLR Raffle and the BTS Boutique Benefit Behind the Scenes at USITT

    Stage Directions | Industry News | January 24, 2020The Long Reach Long Riders and Behind the Scenes will host their annual fundraising raffle at the USITT Conference April 2-4 in Houston, TX. This year’s raffle will celebrate the 17th Anniversary of the Long Reach Long Riders annual charity motorcycle ride. The Riders who have raised over half a million dollars for charity in […] Read More...
  • CHAUVET Professional: Ovation CYC 1 FC

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 24, 2020The just-introduced Ovation CYC 1 FC from CHAUVET Professional is raising the bar by lowering the profile of cyc lights. Thanks to its unique close-to-the-ground housing, this sleek and silent cyc light can be positioned unobtrusively on the stage. CHAUVET Professional Product Manager Ben Dickmann takes a tour through the Ovation CYC 1 FC in […] Read More...
  • L-Acoustics: LA-RAK II AVB

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | January 23, 2020L-Acoustics is in a constant search to make its products easier to use, faster to rig, and more economical to transport, L-Acoustics announces the new LA-RAK II AVB flyable touring rack, offering 12 channels of amplification in a 9U frame. Contained within are three Milan-certified LA12X amplified controllers, two LS10 AVB switches and power and […] Read More...
  • SGM Names Chris Barker Specifications Manager for Installs

    Stage Directions | Changing RolesIndustry News | January 23, 2020SGM Lighting named Chris Barker Specifications Manager for Installs. In this newly created role, Barker will be reporting directly to Doug Tuttrup, VP of Sales for Installs, and working with the permanent installation team, bringing energy, experience and passion to assist consultants, integrators, representatives, and specifiers in bringing designs and projects to life. Filippo Frigeri, Managing […] Read More...
  • High End Systems Launches Hog Factor USA 2020

    Stage Directions | Industry News | January 23, 2020High End Systems announces that the 2020 Hog Factor USA competition is open, with teams now able to register to participate in Phase One. First held in 2015, High End Systems’ Hog Factor Collegiate Lighting Programming Competition has become the premier lighting programming contest in the United States and across the globe. Hog Factor USA […] Read More...
  • Hadestown Gets Support from Masque Sound

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | January 23, 2020Masque Sound provided a custom audio equipment package to create a concert-like feel for Tony Award-winning sound designers Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz. The setup includes Meyer Sound LEOPARD and other Meyer Sound components along with stage monitors using d&b audiotechnik equipment. The system was driven by a DiGiCo SD7T console along with mics from […] Read More...
  • Sting Sails with d&b Soundscape for The Last Ship’s LA Opening

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | January 23, 2020Sting’s updated Broadway musical, The Last Ship, opened on the West Coast at Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre on Jan. 22, 2019, and the show, revised from the original Chicago and Broadway versions, toured the U.K. in 2018 and had a six-week run in Toronto earlier last year. The setup in L.A., which kicks off a U.S. […] Read More...
  • Point Source Microphones Capture the Fierce Fight Sounds of Cirque du Soleil’s R.U.N

    Stage Directions | Sounding BoardTheatre Buzz | January 22, 2020Renowned sound designer Jonathan Deans relies on Point Source GO-8WM moldable microphones to turn stunt performers into “moving mic stands” onstage.   Cirque de Soleil’s latest production, R.U.N, which opened November 14 at the Luxor in Las Vegas, continues to flip theater expectations with a little help from Point Source Audio microphones. A live-action graphic […] Read More...
  • Riedel North America Names Ernesto de la Torre Sales Manager, Western US

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | January 22, 2020Riedel Communications named Ernesto de la Torre regional sales manager, Western U.S. He will report to Rich Zabel, vice president of sales for Riedel Communications North America. Read More...
  • Draper Names New President

    Stage Directions | Changing Roles | January 22, 2020Draper, Inc., has announced a new company president. Chris Broome becomes only the fifth president in the company’s 118-year history after John Pidgeon stepped down following 15 years in the role. Broome continues the Draper tradition of family ownership and management. He is the cousin of John Pidgeon and son of vice president of manufacturing […] Read More...
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