VUE and Access Audio Turn Up the Volume at Grace Point Church Rally

With coverage precision, intelligibility and easy rigging topping the list of “must haves” for the Grace Point event, Access Audio’s Director of Operations, Chris Knueven wasted no time specifying VUE al-8 line array stems complete with companion al-8SB flyable subwoofers for low-frequency extension.

“VUE’s al-Class arrays provide excellent coverage and are very musical, especially in the mid-range,” explained Knueven. “Having both al-4s and al-8s in our shop allows us to create coherent arrays of almost any size, or break the system up into smaller PA’s as well. The system rigs really quickly and sounds great for both music and spoken word, all of which are critically important in the house-of-worship market.”

VUE Crosses the Finish Line with Bell Event Services

The 39th annual Redondo Beach 10k/5k race hosted thousands of costumed runners to kick off Super Bowl Sunday festivities. The race route took runners past some South Redondo Beach highlights, including King Harbor, The Esplanade, and Riviera Village. At the finish line in Seaside Lagoon, the Health & Fitness Expo attracted fitness enthusiasts with family activities, food and fitness industry vendors, and live music.

Bell specified a mono-hang array of 16x VUE al-4 elements, the top-12 configured to distribute audio to Expo guests, and the bottom four to light up the sidewalk and street for runners and onlookers. Tim Campbell, Bell Event Services audio/operations manager, had each box set at the same amplitude with no shading needed. The single array had an effective throw of more than 300 feet and reached the back of the Lagoon and beyond.

VUE Drops the Beat at Italian Music Festival in Palermo

In the Sicilian capital of Palermo, the fifth annual Beat Full Festival boasted a range of performances from hip-hop to electro-rock. Set on a one-and-a-half acre section next to the UNESCO World Heritage Zisa Cultural Site, the Festival featured a headline performance from the most-discussed Italian artist of 2017 — Gold and Platinum recording artist and master of the Italian rap/hip-hop scene, Ghali.

Under the masterful guidance of lead live sound engineer, Rosario “Saro” Tine, Sinergie Group provided system design and rental services for the Festival. This was Singergie’s second consecutive year providing audio services to the Festival and the 7th major deployment of their VUE arsenal during a very active 2017 Italian summer festival season.

VUE Takes to the Ring with HBO World Championship Boxing

Citing its flexibility and class-leading size-to-performance ratio, Audio Visual Live, Inc. (“AVL”) recently deployed a VUE al-8 line array system for the HBO Boxing After Dark live broadcast event on January 27, 2018. Looking to strike the ideal balance of intelligibility, directionality and SPL, AVL identified the VUE line array as the best option for the challenging, low-headroom indoor arena, The Forum, in Los Angeles.

AVL has handled production for many televised boxing events for promoters across multiple networks. This venue has always presented a challenging tradeoff between ideal system performance and size.

As is typical with live-broadcasts, AVL needed a system that could handle a range of material — from high-SPL DJ performances to the ring announcer’s spoken word — all without disruption to the live TV broadcast. Directionality and precision of coverage were also key to avoid covering areas that require lower SPL. Adding to the challenge was a relatively low 30-foot clearance from the top of the lighting truss to the venue ceiling.

VUE Wraps the Italian Summer Festival Season at Indiegeno

According to Sinergie’s Livio Spallino, the festival was a great example of how VUE provides Sinergie with a competitive edge, and has helped make them the go-to sound company on the Italian music festival circuit. “The Indiegeno Festival was essentially 6 live venues packaged into one festival. With each new day we had to design a system with diffusion suitable for particular circumstances ranging from squares in ancient villages to nature reserves and beaches. Thanks to Sinergie’s Rosario “Saro” Tinè as the Festival’s resident FOH engineer, and the flexibility and sonic character of VUE’s Continuous Source Topology, we were able to configure systems that delivered each and every night. With VUE in our arsenal, we know we can take on these sorts of complex projects and exceed client, and audience, expectations every single time.”

NAMM: New Product Previews and Top Industry Talent Frame the Future of Live Sound

NAMM: New Product Previews and Top Industry Talent Frame the Future of Live Sound

In addition to product previews, VUE hosted a series of InnerVUEs — presentations and Q&A sessions with top industry touring engineers, sound designers, and technology innovators. InnerVUEs took place on the first, second and third days of the show.

VUE Delivers the Future at HUBweek Boston

High Output Inc. and VUE triumph over uniquely challenging venue configuration

December 21st, 2017 – Escondido, Ca. – Geodesic domes and shipping containers were innovatively transformed into a futuristic staging ground for Boston’s third annual HUBweek this past October at City Hall Plaza. The festival brought together more than 50,000 of the most creative and inventive minds in art, science, and technology for demonstrations, performances, and workshops devoted to attacking big problems in our society. The main focus on making life better and improving the human condition at both a local and global level.

VUE Powers Landmark Italian Summer Mengo Music Festival

Tucked in the foothills 50 miles southeast of Florence, the 13th-annual Mengo Music Fest in Arezzo took place this past July. Sinergie supplied a VUE system to support more than 30 Italian, European, and international indie-rock and electronic acts performing over the course of the four-day, free music festival. Headliners included The Zen Circus, Fast Animals and Slow Kids, Levante, and Salmo.

Sinergie deployed two FOH al-12 main hangs along with h-8s as front fills and six ground-stacked hs-221 double 21” infrasonic ACM™ subwoofers. Stage monitoring was entrusted to a mix of hm-212’s and hm-112’s, with hs-221’s and hs-20’s for stage fill and drum monitor subwoofer support.

VUE plugs into Hip-Hop Culture at COMPLEXCON 2017

Sound Image deploys al-12 line array system for the world’s largest two-day gathering of artists and enthusiasts of trending fashion, art, food and music headlined by N.E.R.D.

Escondido, Calif. – December 14th, 2017 – Top visionaries in the street fashion, art and music scene descended upon the Long Beach Convention Center over the weekend of November 4th for ComplexCon, which organizers dubbed “This generation’s World Fair, as part mall, part fashion show, and part hip-hop concert.” The Host Committee was led by Cultural Director/Executive Chair Pharrell Williams, legendary artist Takashi Murakami, Off-White designer and founder Virgil Abloh, Colette co-founder Sarah Andelman, reggaeton superstar J. Balvin and actor/activist Jaden Smith.

VUE Sings the Blues in Las Vegas

H.A.S. Productions deploys recently expanded VUE inventory to deliver “Big” audio for Big Blues Bender

Escondido, Calif. – November 15, 2017 -Deploying the largest all-VUE inventory in the City of Lights, H.A.S. Productions provided audio services for the four-day, sold-out Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas from September 7 – 10. This marked the fourth consecutive year H.A.S. has provided staging, lighting and audio services for the extravaganza where 2,500 attendees — many international — purchased four-day passes to sing the VUEs. Over the course of the event, blues luminaries like Dr. John, Mavis Staples, Tab Benoit and more than 50 other acts performed for a total of 18 hours a day across five stages at the Plaza Hotel — all powered by VUE.