Mike Curb CollegeWith courses covering music business, songwriting, audio engineering, motion pictures and media studies, the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business is the largest college on the expansive campus of Nashville’s Belmont University, and counts an average of 400 student majors each year from its audio engineering programme.

Key to its operation is the use of Focusrite’s RedNet and a Dante A/V network.

Fête des Vignerons Staged around every 20 years, the spectacular ‘once-in-a-generation’ Fête des Vignerons event takes over the Swiss town of Vevey for a month at the end of July and beginning of August.

Featuring nearly 6,400 performers, musicians and singers supported by 612 loudspeakers, upwards of 300 channels of wireless microphones, 11 networked Yamaha digital mixing systems for the 2019 event.

Glastonbury Festival RG Jones Sound Engineering returned to the Glastonbury Festival following its fallow year with Martin Audio systems across four major stages.

With an MLA system again serving the Pyramid main stage as well as West Holts and the Genosys stage of Block9, Martin Audio’s Wavefront Precision Longbow (WPL) made its festival debut on the new IICON stage featuring a 6.1-channel immersive surround-sound system designed by Simon Honywill.

Matt BellamyCurrently on tour promoting their latest album Simulation Theory, Muse are performing sold out stadium gigs all over the world. Each night frontman and guitarist Matt Bellamy brings out a one-of-a-kind guitar with a remarkable history to play the song ‘The Dark Side.’

Bellamy says that ‘the guitar works great’ – the story of how it was conceived and built is just a few short weeks is worth telling...

The WidowBest known for his award-winning music for Ripper Street, Marple and The Missing, Emmy-nominated composer Dominik Scherrer also scored the music for the BBC One/Netflix series Requiem, which was co-written with Natasha Khan (aka Bat for Lashes) and the four part sci-fi adaption The City and the City.

Most recently, he was commissioned to record and compose the soundtrack for the Amazon Studios US/ITV UK thriller, The Widow.

Istanbul AirportSet to become the world’s largest airport, the US$11bn Istanbul Airport is located on outskirts of Istanbul where it will eventually handle up to 200m passengers – eclipsing the former Ataturk Airport.

The new airport uses biometric screening, advanced passport control, smart kiosks with augmented reality, and green construction and operations throughout. Its vast space and hi-tech operation required a very specific audio system...

La ScalaRecentlyremodelled, the famed La Scala Paris theatre now houses an audio system based on more than 170 Amadeus loudspeakers, Powersoft Audio amplification and control, and Amadeus Holophonix immersive audio processing.

The modularity of the new system supports an almost limitless number of configurations, and offer extensive possibilities for all types of performance and theatrical productions.

Snow PatrolReturning to the road after a seven-year break, Snow Patrol took their 2018 album Wildness on a sold-out UK arena tour with Adlib as audio provider, and Nigel Pepper mixing FOH and Jamie Hickey on monitors.

Ahead of the tour proper, Adlib had previously  supplied a small PA and control package for warm-up shows, and had also  worked with both engineers on a tour for the band Foals.

Europe’s first installed L-Acoustics L-Isa Immersive Hyperreal Sound system has been completed by Adlib at EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), a new arts centre for live music, mixed arts, and performance located in the former Savoy cinema located in Dalson, East London.

The system saw early action when Johnny Marr performed at EartH, touring his fourth solo studio album, Call the Comet.

DC10Holding mythic status among the initiated, one of Ibiza’s venues recently marked its 28th anniversary and two decades since the introduction of its keystone event, Circoloco. Venue owners and co-founders of DC10, Andrea Pelino and Antonio Carbonaro undertook a large-scale overhaul of the audio set-up. 

The new installation encompasses three main areas of the club – including their individual DJ booths – and required a major system architecture redesign. 

DreamforceAiming to create an immersive audio experience in a way never done before at one of the largest corporate events in the US, Josh Conway from BigBoyNoise reckons to be on the leading edge of technology.

Dreamforce is the annual user conference for Salesforce, the largest client relationship management software company in the world – and a place to show off the latest technology to tech-savvy attendees.

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