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Stripped Down Audio...NOT! - FOH Online

Stripped Down Audio...NOT! - FOH Online

Stripped Down Audio...NOT! - FOH

PEOPLE. PRODUCTION. GEAR. GIGS. JULY 2009 Vol. 7 No.10 Stripped Down Audio...NOT! Yes, it is a topless show in Vegas. But Peep Show has much more in common with Broadway than your friendly neighborhood strip club—including a million-dollar audio system and some really sharp guys running it. Not a bad gig if you can get it… Turn to page 16. The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien Tunes In with Yamaha Consoles, JBL Loudspeakers BURBANK, CA — When Conan O’Brien took over NBC’s The Tonight Show on June 1, it was the first time in nearly 40 years that the show received a new home. Crews worked for months to prepare the new digs at Universal Studios, the same Hollywood soundstage built in the 1950s and occupied by The Jack Benny Show. Ad info: http//www.fohhotims.com Denise Truscello Jeff Peterson of Green Audio was contracted by ATK AudioTek to handle the design and act as project manager for O’Brien’s Tonight Show sound system, and as part of that undertaking, chose two Yamaha PM1D digital audio consoles and an M7CL for the theater, plus elements from JBL’s VRX, SRX, VerTec and Control Contractor series. continued on page 6 Midas Has Left the House (of Bosch) By Bill Evans LOS ANGELES — FOH has been trying to break this story for months ever since we noted a series of announcements that distribution of Midas and Klark Teknik was being moved from Bosch-owned companies to independents around the world. We made inquiries through official channels and some less official. And we got plenty of info—just nothing we could print. And then the night before the InfoComm show, a source came through and we were able to report that the last major domino had fallen and that Midas/KT distribution in the U.S. was transitioning from Bosch’s U.S. headquarters to a newly created company called Midas Consoles North America. This new company has some familiar faces. American Music & Sound—a wholly owned subsidiary of JAM Industries—is taking the lead here with Midas Consoles North America (also a JAM subsidiary) sharing many executives with AMS including Lynn Martin. Jay Easley who has been heading up Midas sales for Bosch since Matt Larsen made the jump to competitor DiGiCo some time back will remain the point man as he changes employers to MCNA but basically keeps the same job. Some days after the show, the final step took place, as U.K. distribution was moved from a Bosch-owned company to be handled in-house by the U.K. Midas team. “This is a huge new chapter in our company history,” said David Cooper, sales and marketing director for Midas and Klark Teknik. “It ensures that our present and future customer base in North America is offered dedicated, brand-orientated sales expertise and technical support.” To translate from Corporate Happy Talk, what that means is that products as specialized as Midas consoles and KT processing need to be sold and Buyers Guide serviced by people who are just as specialized. Martin gave a pithy quote for the offical press release but summed it up best at the press conference officially announcing the change on the opening morning of InfoComm when he strayed from his continued on page 5 Jake Berry to Receive Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award By Kevin M. Mitchell LAS VEGAS—The Parnelli Awards Board of Directors announces that Jake Berry will receive this year’s Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award honoring an astonishing career in the live entertainment industry. Currently production manager for U2, the venerable professional will be honored for his work and contributions at an awards ceremony in Orlando on Nov. 20, 2009. “He is a credit to the industry, and to all who have the pleasure of knowing him, including me,” says Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who hired Berry as a roadie in the mid-1970s (Berry later worked with Yes, too). “After a few years of working with me, Jake moved on to AC/DC and then continued to climb the ladder of success. No one could be more proud of what he achieved than me.” continued on page 8 Yes, you have great custom earmolds. Now what are you gonna drive them with? This month we cover wireless personal monitor systems. Turn to page18. 20 24 Installations The sound system in the Atrium at the Westfield Mall in London has to be visiting-engineer-friendly, cover a large area without sound leaking into adjacent retail spaces and able to host everything from fashion shows to concerts to a chocolate maze. Yummy. Theory and Practice How much power do you really need? Is there a “power per person” formula that actually works? www.ProAudioSpace.com/join

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