EAW dealers and distributors in Asia have recently completed a tremendous number of exciting projects. Here are some highlights from around the region. We don’t have complete information yet, but look for these stories in trade publications in the months to come.
In the wake of the tragic stampede and riot at the ill-fated Metallica concert that was to open the inaugural Formula 1 race weekend in India, Lady Gaga’s post-race concert came off without a hitch. A KF Series line array system powered the stage, although we have yet to determine exactly the mix of KF740 vs KF760 system used.
Even though she is nearly 80, Asha Bhosle commands a massive audience in India. The grande dame of “playback singers“, Asha has a long list of non-Bollywood hits as well. She is the “Asha” from Cornershop’s 1997 smash hit A Brimful of Asha. She performed in through a KF740 system to an audience of approximately 200,000.
From November 11 – 13, the Great Indian Octoberfest Rock Festival will bring an estimated 10 million fans to Bangalore for a non-stop weekend of fun and music. Of the two main stages, one is powered by an EAW KF740 array and…
Pro audio legend and EAW co-founder Kenton Forsythe received the Parnelli Innovator of the Year Award at the annual event held this year in Orlando, FL. This is only the 8th time the award has been given and the 2nd time it was given to a loudspeaker manufacturer. The award presentation included an introduction by Dave Robb, another legendary character from the early days of pro audio, as well a tribute video produced by FOH Magazine’s Kevin Mitchell.
In his acceptance speech, Forsythe was visibly emotional, welling up with tears when he mentioned his family, which includes his wife, two sons and a daughter.
The night before the awards dinner, EAW held a small, private dinner at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop for Kenton, his family and guests.
Longtime EAW® user bolsters inventory with
an additional 20 KF740 Three-Way Line Array Modules
Dallas-based production company Gemini Sound has expanded its inventory of EAW loudspeaker systems and processing with the purchase of 20 additional KF740 three-way line array modules.
The new acquisition brings the total number of KF740 modules to 36 at the company, which provides regional production sound services for touring music artists as well as corporate clients.
According to Gemini Sound owner and president, Tim Cain, the company first committed to EAW loudspeakers in the mid-1990s and has since increased its inventory significantly.
In addition to the KF740s, the company also owns KF760 and KF761 line array modules, KF650z compact array loudspeakers, SB250z medium-format and SB1000z large-format subwoofers, KF300z medium-format array loudspeakers, SB412 drum fill subwoofers and others. “We’ve got quite a bit of the EAW equipment here – a couple of hundred pieces,” Cain says.
Cain first heard the KF740s in action at a product launch event organized by EAW at San Diego’s Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in December 2009.
At the time, he noted the system’s even coverage all the way to the very…
EAW’s Shanghai demo day with distribution partner Sanecore attracted some 200 audio professionals from a wide range of application sectors to the Qing Qing Hotel in the SongJiang in southwest Shanghai. The full day of education and product demonstration comprised a series of modules each of which started, appropriately enough, with the basics of acoustical physics. Next, it showed how those principles affect loudspeaker design, and then demonstrated those loudspeakers with appropriate program material.
Below – Jerrold Stevens presenting EAW loudspeaker systems
“We’re trying to connect the dots between physics, core technology and implementation in a product,” said EAW president and general manager Jeff Rocha. “Sometimes people get worried that it’s going to be a whole day of physics, but once they see that it quickly gets into the real world, they get it and like it. These folks sure did.”
Below – Hands-on KF740 training with Joe Fustolo
Application Support Group Director Jerrold Stevens, who presented along with Rocha, has delivered educational seminars around the world, earning well-deserved praise for his innovative techniques. In Shanghai, placed simple loudspeakers…
Eastern Acoustic Works and Australian distribution partner Production Audio Services have created this top notch booth for the Integrate Expo 2011, taking place 30 August through 1 September.
Product in this photograph, from left to right:
The photo below shows an additional KF740 array hung outside the venue in Sydney. This system uses the new dual 21-in SB2001.
EAW Engineering Director Nathan Butler is attending the show and will be on hand to talk about the technologies behind these products. An accomplished photographer, Nathan took these photos.
Sanecore, our distribution partner in China, will be hosting demo days in nine Chinese cities from late September through the end of October. EAW personnel will be on hand at some of these cities, but not at all of them.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
20 Sept – Shanghai – EAW personnel on hand
23 Sept – Beijing – EAW personnel on hand
27 Sept – Urumuqi
11 Oct – Changsa
14 Oct – Wuhan
18 Oct – Chengdu – EAW personnel on hand
21 Oct – Shenyang
25 Oct – Jinan
28 Oct – Zhengzhou
Product to be demonstrated includes:
KF740 and SB2001
MicroWedge stage monitors
These dates and EAW personnel availabilities are still tentative. Please check back with the Front Row blog for updates on these exciting events.
EAW will be exhibiting at PLASA 2011 in Court 1, Stand F4. It’s right up front to the right of the registration booth as you enter the hall. We’ll have KF740s, the SB2001, the full MicroWedge line, the QX Series and the new VFR/VFS range.
Stay tuned for more information on who from EAW will be attending and when they would be available.
Inspired by Paris one century ago, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 2011 is a month-long cultural celebration that began April 7, bringing together the worlds of dance, music, visual arts, theater, film and literature. The PIFA 2011 events take place across several Center City locations. “Styling a Second Empire: A Light and Sound Experience,” located adjacent to Philadelphia’s historic City Hall, is an outdoor visual experience that included a soundtrack delivered by an EAW® line array speaker system. Saben Shawhan, senior A/V systems consultant with Philadelphia consulting firm Metropolitan Acoustics, LLC, designed the audio system, and Starlite Productions of Moorestown, New Jersey, provided technical and logistical support. The EAW system consists of two stacks, each comprising four EAW KF740 three-way line array modules plus two EAW SB1002 dual 18-inch subwoofers. EAW FB174 flybar/ground stack frames support each cluster. Six Lab.gruppen FP 14000 amplifiers power the two speaker stacks, which are managed by two EAW UX8800 four-channel digital signal processors. A Lab.gruppen NLB 60E NomadLink bridge and network controller, along with a Crestron CP2e and TPS-6x…
On Thursday, February 24, 2011, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama marked Black History Month at the White House with a celebration of Motown music. Performers included Smokey Robinson, Sheryl Crow, Seal and John Legend, among others, and several Motown legends were in attendance.
Chris Anderson, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Anderson Audio, was asked to spec the project and he chose EAW’s NTL720 Self-Powered Line Array System and NTS250 Large Format Flyable Subwoofer.
Catch a Behind The Scenes glance on the link below!