Wallmans Oslo Receives Full VUE al-Class Upgrade

“The al-8 is virtually invisible to my ears. It has a wide-open voice that allows me to place the source of the sound right where I want it in the mix. I’m free to create an experience where sound is coming from something on stage, rather than from a speaker hanging above or to the side of the stage. I have never experienced anything like this before.”

– Sigmund “Sigge” Rønning, Wallmans FOH technician

VUE Unveils New hm-115 High Definition Stage Monitoring System

“Mike Adams is responsible for some of the most widely-used and universally requested stage monitors in touring history. The hm-115, and the h-Class in general draw from Mike’s vast catalog and experience to bring a new performance standard to the stage in a familiar and well-established format.”

Kenneth Berger, VUE CEO

Delmar Loops Around to VUE Audio for The Pageant Audio Upgrade

“The system went up really fast and coverage was very good with virtually no tweaking required. In other words, pretty much exactly as the EASE model predicted. That’s surely a testament to VUE’s simple rigging system and the tight integration between the boxes and the VUEDrive processors.”

-Randy Noldge, FOH and Senior Engineer for The Pageant 

VUE Dazzles Fourth Season at BottleRock

Now in its sixth year, BottleRock is a three-day music festival that hosts some of the most popular touring musicians at the Napa Valley Expo Center in the heart of California’s Wine Country. Held over Memorial Day weekend from May 25 – 27, VUE was back for their fourth round with the festival. Delicate Productions once again provided full production services for the event, including a complete PA from VUE Audiotechnik on the Miner Family Winery stage.

The main FOH system consisted of two CST arrays, each with eight large-format al-12 elements; while 16 hs-221 dual 21-inch Infrasonic ACM subwoofers were positioned along the front of the stage in five groups of three units each.

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“After a whirlwind year that saw pro audio’s favorite sleep-deprived entrepreneur, Ken Berger, and his motley band of speaker henchpeople take on the likes of Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D, Pharrell Williams and Neon Carnival, VUE landed in Vegas to remind everyone why the biggest little company in pro audio is all about the future.”

Neptune Productions Picks VUE for Invite-Only Celeb-fest, Neon Carnival

“The organizers wanted to create a very immersive audio experience,” explained Neptune Productions President, Raffi Ganoumian. “Since the venue is relatively open and flat, and the stage has a low ceiling height at just 16 feet, our solutions needed to be both compact and visually inconspicuous while offering a high level of fidelity and output.”

To achieve the objective, the Neptune team deployed a total six VUE al-Class line array systems—taking full advantage of VUE’s Continuous Source Topology, which allows different sized al-Class elements to be seamlessly combined into hybrid, mixed-element arrays. For the main stage, left and right hybrid arrays were comprised of four al-12 elements with an additional four al-8 elements as underhang. In addition, four al-8 elements were flown from lifts on both sides of the stage as out fills.

VUE Appoints Shawn London As Touring Sound Sales Manager

VUE Audiotechnik is pleased to announce the appointment of seasoned sound engineer and production expert, Shawn London, to the position of touring sound sales manager. London’s responsibilities in his new role will be two-fold – broaden VUE’s sound company partner network, while also expanding relationships with FOH and system engineers. As VUE’stouring market ambassador, he will drive market demand by presenting the superior performance and benefits VUE systems.

“At a time in my career when I thought I had heard the best that pro audio had to offer, VUE entered the picture and completely reset the benchmark regarding sonic performance and versatility,” said London. “I honestly couldn’t be more energized to join such a paradigm-shifting young brand. This is a dream come true for a lifelong gearhead like me.”

VUE China Kicks Off Expanded Market Presence at Grammy Fest, Beijing

In keeping with its commitment to mirror VUE’s soaring worldwide market position in the Mainland Chinese market, the newly expanded VUE China deployed the VUE al-Class line array system at the world debut of GRAMMY Festival in Beijing on April 30, 2018. GRAMMY-winner Pharrell Williams, mixed by Kyle Hamilton on the VUE rig, headlined the one-day, nine-act festival on his very first visit to China in front of a crowd of more than 30,000 at the outdoor Chang-yang Music Theme Park. Other acts included DAYA, Macy Gray, Phoenix, Carly Rae Jepsen, James Bay, OneRepublic and two Chinese singers William Chan and Nicholas Tse. Shanghai-based VUE China partnered with production company Wuhan Blues to provide the system set up.

Kyle Hamilton, on a break between the European and U.S. legs of the Kendrick Lamar “Damn” Tour, mixed Pharrell William’s headline act on the VUE rig. Now an al-class veteran after the 36-show North American leg of the tour, Hamilton was still impressed with the system’s performance.

“The thing that continues to amaze me with the al-class is its fidelity,” lauded Hamilton. “The highs on the al-12s are clear and clean and totally transparent. It was so cool to deliver Pharrell’s first-ever Chinese performance, and to do it on a rig that I’ve said from the very beginning was going to change the entire game.”

VUE Establishes Deeper Roots in China

At the Pro Light + Sound show, VUE Audiotechnik announced the next evolution of VUE China, a Shanghai-based independent distribution company with an enhanced technical sales and support operation for the Mainland China, Macau and Hong Kong markets. On hand for the announcement was VUE founder and CEO, Ken Berger, and Mr. Gu, president of the new VUE China.

“I’m honored to have such a strong, long-term connection with VUE headquarters, and we are already establishing top-tier levels of exposure and service to match VUE’s outstanding technical innovation and product performance. My team is excited to bring an even brighter future for VUE in the Chinese pro audio market, and to make China a key component of the brand’s global growth.”

VUE Delivers A+ Performance at Calvin Performing Arts Theater

With sound quality at the top of their list, school leaders tapped Fallbrook, California’s Quiet Voice Audio (“QVA”) to provide complete audio system design and installation services for their new space. For Calvin Christian, QVA’s undeniable track record and impressive portfolio spoke for itself. Notable QVA installations include the California Performing Arts Center, Broadway Theater and the House of Blues, to name just a few. San Diego Stage and Lighting was also brought in to provide acoustic consultation and treatment.

“Being local, we’ve attended several impressive VUE demonstrations over the years and always leave very impressed. But having the opportunity to hear Mike Adams explain the science behind the al-4 was very motivating. There’s a genuine uniqueness to the VUE formula that’s like nothing else out there. Our confidence was further bolstered when we installed the al-4s in the challenging acoustic environment at St. Gregory Church in San Diego. The results were simply excellent.”