Event
Live in Atlanta – RCF TT+ delivers sound at The SweetWater Festival
During the weekend of 15-17th April 2011 Atlanta was in music mood.
Two large festivals were running at the same time and this year it was RCF TT+ systems that supplied the sound to a big audience at the SweetWater 420 Fest and the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.
The SweetWater 420 Fest, an Earth inspired celebration festival that offers large stages with lots of music combined with several art events.
Behind the event is the SweetWater Brewery that arranges the event and changes the Candler Park in Atlanta to a huge entertainment area, and also the possibility for the audience to taste the different beer flavours from the brewery and at the same time enjoy the music.
Main performers at this years festival was: Galactic, Railroad Earth, Arrested Development, 7 Walkers feat. Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead and others.
Rock Quarry Productions supplied the TT+ system to the main stage. The system was composed by RCF TTL55-A with 8 pieces per side and with 4 pcs TTS56-A Subwoofers on each side.
“Everyone was blown away by the performance of the RCF system; concert promoter, audience member and band engineer alike. It was a large festival with a grand main stage site. Concerned at first that we have enough PA to cover such a large audience, we were all amazed at the sound quality and power that the TT55 system delivered. The TT56 subs are equally exceptional; hands down the most powerful and articulate large-format subs I have experienced to date.” says Jay Holem from Rock Quarry Productions.
Approx 30.000 people visited this year SweetWater Festival.
Rock Quarry Productions, Inc is a full production design, sales, installation, and Services Company offering audio, lighting, video, staging, and other production equipment etc. Rock Quarry Productions can handle all of your production or installation needs. Their custom design and installation department sells and installs state-of-the-art production equipment for venues large and small.
Rock Quarry Productions' event services department offers equipment and services for concert, theatres, corporate, worship, media, and sporting events. With a professional staff of production designers, site managers, engineers, and technicians insures that your event is spectacular.
The company have used several RCF products for many installations and applications. Their event service department are working with large RCF TT+ systems.
See more at: www.rockquarryproductions.com
On the two sides of the town of Atlanta a lot of music was playing at the same time, all loud and clear thanks to the RCF TT+ Sound Systems.
Installation
Le Carre nightclub in France powered by RCF
The nightclub Le Carre in Maroeuil (area of Arras), France was recently equipped with a complete RCF ACUSTICA sound system.
Le Carre nightclub has 3 dance floors with an average capacity of 1000 people. RCF pro-partner Technic Audio Light accomplished the complete installation of audio and lighting system.
The audio system is an efficient combination of RCF C5215 speakers and RCF S8028 subwoofers. Technic Audio Light installed RCF ACUSTICA after a specific study and recommendation made by Mr. Daniele Torelli, RCF audio systems department.
The 4 pcs RCFC5215 are used for the two dance floors where HOUSE Music is played together with 2 pcs high-output 18" SUBS S8028 from the RCFACUSTICA range: The complete system is powered with 6 pcs RCF HPS2500 and managed by 2 pcs RCF DX2006 digital processors.
Several of active RCF ART310Ai with compact RCF SUB705AS subwoofers have been provided to cover the third retro-80's floor and also as distributed sound in Bar and Lounge areas.
Furthermore RCF S8028 and RCF 705AS subwoofers have been specifically mounted in different podiums in the whole complex.
So with this major upgrade on the audio system at Le Carre nightclub they are ready to “pump up the volume” on the dance floor.
Installation
RCF Columns are the order for St. Columcille
Star Systems find delayed L2406’s offer controlled directionality.
When the beautiful 19th century Catholic parish church of St. Columcille, situated in the picturesque village of Inistioge, Kilkenny, had its rededication ceremony recently, the clergy were able to address the congregation through a new RCF column speaker system.
For the first time, following the extensive redevelopment, parishioners could hear the spoken word with absolute clarity — thanks to the delayed L2406 speaker array that had been specified by Co. Tipperary-based Star Systems.
Led by their MD, Declan O’Sullivan, the installers responded to the tender issued by local contractors, Corbett Electrical, and were awarded the contract based on their reputation in outfitting other houses of worship. However, this was the first time they had taken RCF to church, despite having worked extensively with the Italian brand over the past five years.
With a reverberation time of more than five seconds to contend with, Star Systems created an acoustic model of the building, and based on the measurements set about detailing a system best fit for purpose.
“We had heard the L2406 at Frankfurt ProLight+Sound last year and were hugely impressed with the directionality and the bottom end — and the fact that the speakers looked good,” declared Declan. “We knew we could wall-mount four speakers down each side of the church on delays — just 1.2 metres up from the ground — with the fifth pair upstairs in the choir loft.” The front pair also provides monitoring for the altar.
Purpose designed for houses of worship, the L2406 is a high intelligibility compact 3-way column speaker array, equipped with six 5" woofers and four 1" dome tweeters, with the vertical-controlled directivity that Declan O’Sullivan was seeking.
Reference monitors were also required for use in the sacristy and at the entrance, and Star Systems opted for an RCF Monitor 33T in each location — finished in white to match the L2406’s. These compact 2-way loudspeakers are loaded with 4.75" high-efficiency carbon fibre woofer and 0.5" mylar dome tweeter mounted on a 110 x 100 constant directivity horn.
The RCF loudspeakers form part of a full, high specification audio package, including wired and wireless (lapel and handheld) microphones, an eight-channel mixer, amplifiers, processing and an induction loop system. The overall fit-out was project managed by electrical contractor, Michael Corbett.
Visiting clergy have already been impressed with the high-grade speech and background music reproduction offered by the RCF solution — so much so that Star Systems have already received several enquiries for a similar fit-out, including a firm order.
Corporate
RCF appoints Audio Visual Technology - AVtech to Exclusive Distributor in Qatar.
AVtech has been appointed as exclusive distributor of RCF in Qatar. AVtech is a supplier of high-end Audio, Video, Broadcast and Lighting equipment from the most reputable Manufacturers in the world.
One of the specialities of the AVtech Company is designing of leading edge live performance systems and solution projects and this is one of their cornerstones in their company success. AVtech enjoys an excellent reputation for superb performance and also for their integrity in design, technical excellence and customer support.
“With the flexibility of solution that RCF’s product range offers – and especially in commercial audio, we look forward to introduce the RCF brand to our customers. Right now we experience a boom in total solution projects and I am sure that with our representation of RCF will give our company even more visibility and grow the business segment even more”, says Hadi Arzouni, General Manager of AVtech.
AVtech, recently completed a installation as part of the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar.
“RCF welcomes AVtech to our distribution family and we look forward to expand our business in the region and work closely together with the people in the company”, says Federico Lugli – Sales Manager RCF.
Photo: From left: Sharif Hashisho, MD, AV-Tech; Federico Lugli, sales manager, RCF; and Hadi Arzouni, GM, AV-Tech.
More info about the AVtech:
Audio Visual Technology (AVtech) Salwa Road. Ritaj Center, P.O.Box. 24613 Doha-Qatar.
Web: www.avtech.com.qa
Installation
A Monumental Audio System – San Marco Church in Venice
At Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, a true treasure of history, art and faith visited every year by at least 1.5-2 million people from all over the world, an extensive new RCF sound reinforcement system was recently installed, with forty loudspeaker enclosures that include no less than ten of the new VSA 2050 digitally steerable vertical line arrays.
Many of the countless tourists visiting this marvellous example of Romanesque and Byzantine architecture also take part in the religious ceremonies held inside, so the audio system had to meet various requirements, as is explained by Marco Mazzon, founder of the company of the same name, based in Meolo (Venice), which installed the system: “The brief I got from the client was above all to ensure a considerable increase in intelligibility and flexible control of the various sectors - there are approximately thirty microphones used by officiates and singers in seven different zones of the church."
As he had detailed knowledge of the Basilica and its logistics, Mazzon designed the signal management system, whereas, for the actual acoustic design, he contacted RCF’s dedicated in-house division, in the person of Francesco Venturi, who presented a detailed report and acoustic simulation documentation along with the definitive design.
The main problem to be solved consisted in the different sound coverage required from the system (ranging from a few metres to thirty), which had to ensure considerable spl as well as extremely even distribution, achieving better intelligibility without increasing the reverberation problems typical of this type of location.
Due to the building’s architectural classification, each array had to have a colour that ensured it was almost invisible.
Mazzon enthuses: “The VSA systems provide the ideal solution to both these aspects, thanks to their remarkable sound pressure and precision and a ‘custom’ finish, which solved the aesthetic problems.”
The ten VSA 2050 arrays cover the “congregation” zone of the Basilica and are mounted on the church’s impressive columns, forming a main sound front made up of six systems covering the front area of the naves and the transept, while the other four are mounted twenty metres further forward and appropriately delayed, to cover the rear portion of the naves. Two compact RCF MR 33WT enclosures installed below the ambos optimize the coverage of the first rows of worshippers.
Thanks to the its powerful DSP circuit, connected directly digitally to the twenty Class D 50W amplifiers, the VSA 2050 processes the audio signal fed to each of its twenty loudspeakers to control their vertical dispersion, driving them with the necessary power for ensuring excellent dynamics and addressing the appropriate area to be covered.
Various other types of RCF enclosures were installed in the Basilica, both indoors and outside: seventeen two-way passive loudspeaker columns (versions CS 6940 and 6520) are installed in other seven zones if the huge church, including the entire area of the presbytery and the Pala d’Oro (the high altar’s splendid retable), the Baptistery, the chapel of St. Isidore and the narthex.
Three MR33T “service” enclosures are positioned at the two organs (as monitors for the organists) and in the vestry. On particularly important occasions, six H6045 fibreglass multi-cell long-throw exponential horn speakers, each fitted with four D5076 drivers, are mounted outside the basilica with special fast-lock hardware and cover the entire square.
When installation work was completed, RCF technicians took a series of measurements to ensure that the system’s performance perfectly achieved the acoustic objectives set by the client.
On Sunday, 8th of May at the Basilica of San Marco in Venice, the Pope will host the third Assembly of the Church of the Patriarchate of Venice arranged for the closure of the Pastoral Visit of the Patriarch and his main collaborators of the different parishes.
Corporate
RCF appoints the Matrix Group to Commercial Audio & Forum Distributor in Denmark
The Matrix Group has recently been appointed as distributor of RCF Commercial Audio & Forum in Denmark. Matrix Group is based on three leading companies: Nordic Sales & Staging, Moto Audio Sales & Signal Audio. Together they have a strong presence in the Danish audio market segment.
“With the distribution of the RCF Commercial Audio & Forum we strengthen our portfolio of strong brands. We currently have 8 people working with Installed Sound and Commercial Audio sales, and certainly the RCF brand will add even more strength to this segment”, says Lars Bo Baadsgaard – CEO of Matrix Group.
Matrix Group has 3 locations in Denmark. Signal Audio & Moto Audio Sales in Copenhagen. Nordic Sales & Staging is based in Losning (20 minutes drive south of Aarhus).
Distribution of professional audio brands is one of the key areas in the Matrix Group and they have established a strong co-operation with dealers that work specifically within the MI, Sound Reinforcement, Pro Audio, Rental, and AV & Installation segments.
The Matrix Group is also a turnkey facility house that provides total solutions for all types of installations where audio products are needed.
This business segment is based on a large network in the industry and several projects are done every year. The reference installation list for the Matrix Group is growing and several bigger scaled projects such as The Royal Opera in Copenhagen, the Concert Hall in DR Byen (Danish Radio) are in the installation portfolio within the group.
“RCF welcomes Matrix Group to our distribution family and we look forward to expand our Commercial Audio & Forum business in Denmark and work closely together with the people in the company”, says Lars Yoshiyama – Sales Manager RCF.
Photo: Kasper Geels (Matrix Group), Lars Yoshiyama (RCF) & Rene Davidsen (Matrix Group).
More info about the Matrix Group:
Matrix Group Helge Nielsens Allé 5 8723 Losning DK - Denmark
Tel: +45 70 27 01 32
www.matrixgroup.dk
Event
Experience, discover & network are the key words for this year’s InfoComm Show.
The InfoComm11 Show is taking place at the Orange County Conference Center in Orlando, FL. The conference program starts from 11th of June 2011 while the Exhibition is from June 15th to 17th 2011. The InfoComm Show will offer users a possibility to get a look into what the new trends are and what future directions the industry is aiming at.
Meet and greet with RCF US Team at the show and get a chance to hear and see more about the new products, about our innovative technologies and to learn more about the large selection of product ranges and solutions from RCF.
Come and visit us on Booth 169
Event
Long lives the Lizard King! With more than 90 million albums sold worldwide their popularity is still going strong and they are getting new fans everyday.
After the lead singer Jim Morrison’s death in 1971 the Doors continued to tour as a trio but the band officially disbanded in 1973, but their music never died. The combination of charismatic wild and poetic lyrics and their music style continued to inspire younger music generations that want to be filled with a mix of rebellion and Rock & Roll.
Keeping alive the Doors spirit, two of its original members Robby Krieger and Ray Manzareck, are still active and playing those great songs that earned their place as one of the most important bands in rock history. Today they tour under the name of Ray Manzareck and Bobby Krieger of The Doors.
When The Doors were visiting Mexico on their Latin America concert tour; one of the privileged concert events was the performance at the Art Palace in Morelia, Michoacan, where the company Soundset Productions was in charge of the production and supplied the event with a large scaled RCF TT+ System supported by Mexican RCF Distributor Hermes, and secured that all the Doors fans could “Light Their Fire” at this concert.
With the advice of the RCF product specialist Oscar Mora and local sound engineer Angel Hernandez, together with Soundset Production all the attendees were taken to a total The Doors ecstasy.
The RCF TT+ equipment used during the concert was crucial for the excellent development of the show. The main front system was based on RCF TTL55-A (Active three-way Line Array high power designed to generate impressive power output in large spaces, both open or closed) and RCF TTL33-A (The Ultra Compact Line Array).
The TT+ System setup at The Doors concert also included several RCF TTS28-A and TT25-A units.
Sound Engineer of the show was Grammy awarded Michael Dumas.
TT+ System Setup:
Main: 8 pcs TTL55A + 3 pcs TTS56-A per side (Total: 16 pcs TTL55A and 6 pcs TTS56-A)
OutFill: 7 pcs TTL33A per side (Total 14 pcs TTL33A)
SideFill: 4 pcs TTL33A + 2 pcs TTS28-A per side (Total 8 pcs TTL33A and 4 pcs TTS28-A)
DrumFill: 1 pcs TT25A + 2 pcs TTS28-A
Installation
The Keep Hold Studio facility in Alessandria, Italy installs Mytho 8 in their main mixing room.
Owner of Keep Hold Studio Andrea Fresu is working with several recording artists and also doing many productions for commercial and TV applications.
As a producer Andrea Fresu is working with the labels such as Avantgarde Music, Chiara Music, db One Music, Warner Music, EMI Records and Universal Music and is constantly working with new talents and established artists.
“For me the Mytho´s will give a new dimension to my mix. When I plugged them in for the first time I was already convinced that it was the right direction to take, and now after I have got them calibrated to my room they simply give me a new value to my work. They also look cool, the shape of the monitors is just the way I like it”, says Andrea Fresu.
The last couple of years Andrea Fresu have been busy with the Keep Hold Studio and lots of artists will record in the facility during 2011. The studio has been visited by: Tony Dallara, Aris & Rita, Fausto Leali, Luisa Corna, Alessandro Mara, Mariangela Argentino, Ale e Nico Banz, Kelly Joyce, Vincenzo Consilio, Radio Number One, Luca Barbarossa, Sirya, Stefano Salvi, Isabella Biffi, Mass Corfini, Finley, Riki Cellini, YuYu and others.
Read more about Mytho here.
Event
Tony Liotta is recording new solo album with RCF Mytho
Touring and studio session drummer is recording and mixing his 5th solo album titled “Hot Potato” with Mytho 8.
Tony Liotta is a legend in the studios as "the first take drummer". He started his carrier in New York and New Orleans. He played at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Hall. His name stands for quality; he is an unbelievable "Workaholic-Man", passionate drummer, lover of real sounds and explorer in the world of rhythm.
More than 30 years he beats himself consequently up to the top: He focuses the fascination of drumming and rhythm that way u get a Complete-Groove-Sound-Work-Tony Liotta." The critics compare him with Miles Davis and Santana. Liotta is one of the prestigious drummers in music business. Last critics "WR" (Newspaper): "Liotta is not only tripping around the world, he is also the German answer to Billy Cobham." He is an inspiration to generations of musicians.
“When I first heard the Mytho´s I was blown away about the amazing sound. The music simply had a new depth and I was impressed straight away on the spot. The Mytho´s are now an important part of my tools when I record and mix, and I have already surprised many studio engineers when carry my Mytho´s with me”, says Tony Liotta.
Tony Liotta´s list of Credits and Collaborations is long. He has worked with:
Warner Chappel - Rocky Roberts - Bernard Purdie - Kenny Arranoff - Zoro - Mel Gaynor - Pete York - Fredy Studer - Dr. Gunter „Baby“ Sommer - Gianna Nannini - Young Generation - Chaka Khan - Angelo Branduardi - Carlo Cori - John C. Marshall - Steve Smith - Pete York - Jose' Cortijo - Hakim Ludin - Mani von Bohr - Omar Hakim - Akira Jimbo - Felix Sabal Lecco - John Blackwell - Mike Terrana - Pierre Belleville - Emiliano Turi - Pierre Desfray - Paco Sery - Christian Bollman - Carmine Appice - Cindy Blackman - Andrea De Paoli - Walfredo Reyes - Eric Thomas - Dirk Brand - Thomas Lang and others.
Liotta worked as freelancer with musicians of Weather Report, Earth Wind and Fire and producers like Tony Brown, Franky Valentin, Eddie Oliwa and many others.
Tony Liotta produces for Universal and Warner Brothers Italy.
His projects are varied. Even if he comes from a jazz background, he managed to work for world music, blues and rock. He always in a for a surprise. In 2008 he released a techno project for "Love parade" the biggest Techno event in Germany (more than 1,6 million people attended).
Read more about RCF Mytho here.
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