Posts byLane Shannon

How to Create Ultimate Fan Experiences in Stadium & Arena Design

Sporting events are one of the world’s oldest traditions, but modern advancements in sound, lighting and control technology are completely revolutionizing the fan experience. In order to deliver pristine sound, crystal-clear video and mesmerizing lighting displays, stadiums and arenas require cutting-edge AV solutions. Additionally, these solutions must be versatile enough to accommodate an array of
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Best Practices for Creating Next-Level Higher Ed Learning Environments

Technological advances have created incredible opportunities in higher education. Today, educators and students can share information and collaborate in powerful new ways that would be unimaginable just a decade ago. But universities are under increasing pressure to provide students with the best possible learning environments, as competition continues to increase and students have more choice
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Choosing the Right Moving Head Fixture For Every Scenario

Martin offers a wide range of acclaimed lighting fixtures, ideal for use in a variety of professional scenarios. Production companies, lighting designers, rental houses and more often ask us which moving fixture range is best for their needs. In this guide, we’ll explore the differences between the MAC and ERA ranges to help you find
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Mixing the World’s Biggest Artists with JBL 7 Studio Monitors

Whether it’s crafting a chart-topping single, multi-tracking a live performance or mixing a stadium concert, today’s top producers and audio engineers are recording in a wide range of environments. From legacy studios to home studios to mobile recording rigs, audio professionals need studio monitors that deliver consistent, highly-accurate audio, in any environment. That’s why so
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How to Create Seamless Distributed Audio Systems with JBL Control Ceiling Speakers

When it comes to providing high-quality sound throughout large facilities, ceiling-mounted loudspeakers offer the best combination of sound quality and convenience. Hotels, corporate offices, schools and houses of worship are just some of the institutions that require seamless distributed audio systems for broadcasting everything from important announcements to background music. But in addition to providing
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HARMAN Elevates Speech Intelligibility & Music in Houses of Worship

Churches, temples and cathedrals are built to amplify and enhance voices and music with beautiful natural reverberation. But today, with larger congregations and productions that are more ambitious than ever, houses of worship need a little help to make sure their message gets across loud and clear. To deliver crystal-clear speech and powerful music to
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How HARMAN Creates Immersive Experiences in World’s Leading Theaters

Movie theaters have come a long way since the days of the drive-in theater. Thanks to innovative video and sound formats, watching a movie in a world-class cinema can be a completely immersive multi-sensory experience. In order to utilize these formats, theaters require cutting-edge video technology and state-of-the-art surround sound solutions. Unlike traditional projector-based systems,
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How to Create Highly Collaborative Workplaces & Meeting Spaces

With touch screens, voice control and wireless connectivity, offices and meeting spaces around the globe are making the workplace of the future a reality. In order to meet the needs of various industry professionals, offices and meeting spaces need versatile, easy-to-use AV solutions. Furthermore, these systems must be able to interface with a wide range
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HARMAN Creates 5-Star Experience at World’s Leading Hotels & Resorts

Hospitality is one of the world’s oldest industries, but that doesn’t mean it’s stuck in the past. Today’s hotel and resort chains are constantly improving the guest experience by embracing technology, upgrading facilities and streamlining operations to cater to the needs of modern travelers. One of the smartest investments a hospitality establishment can make is
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HARMAN Audio Transforms Te Deseo Restaurant To Nightclub Experience

To bring the energy and excitement of a nightclub to Te Deseo restaurant, Platinum SLV installed a comprehensive HARMAN Professional Solutions networked audio system for background music in the dining areas, high-energy dancing in the courtyard and live music performances on the rooftop. Opened in 2019, Te Deseo is an authentic Latin American restaurant located
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JBL Master Class Series Inspires Next Generation of Artists

In 2019, we launched the JBL Master Class live event series, offering music creators the chance to connect with leading producers through close-knit conversations. Held in intimate venues throughout Los Angeles, New York and Barcelona, the Master Class series featured a different rising artist each month. World-renowned producers, DJs and artists gathered to discuss everything
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Martin Lighting Illuminates PGA Merchandise Show

The PGA Merchandise Show is an annual trade show and convention hosted by the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) to showcase everything from golf clubs and balls to apparel and golf carts. In addition to vendor booths promoting their wares, the show features a main stage for award ceremonies, panel discussions, guest appearances, interviews and more.
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Martin and Brian Stonestreet Create Spectacular Lighting Display for GRAMMY Awards

Seeking a fresh look and a bold architectural statement for the 2020 Grammy Awards ceremony, Production Designer Brian Stonestreet of Brian Stonestreet Design designed dynamic, adaptive visual set pieces using Martin by HARMAN VDO Fatron 20 and VDO Sceptron 20 LED video elements. Held on January 26, 2020 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
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Why OK Go Drummer & SoundBetter Producer Dan Konopka Uses AKG Mics

OK Go drummer Dan Konopka has recently branched out into session drumming, mixing and production work via SoundBetter, an online platform that connects artists with audio professionals and session musicians. Through SoundBetter, Konopka uses his skills to help independent musicians get professional results, employing AKG microphones to deliver world-class drum tracks. “About two years ago
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The LINQ Brings Immersive Entertainment to Casino Floor with JBL Audio

With help from HARMAN Professional Solutions and McCann Systems, The LINQ Hotel + Experience recently upgraded its expansive casino and sportsbook with a premium audio system, providing guests with a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.Formerly known as the Flamingo Capri, the Imperial Palace and The Quad, The LINQ Hotel + Experience is a hospitality and entertainment complex
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Sound Image Amps Up Heart’s “Love Alive Tour” with JBL Pro Audio and Martin Lighting

One of the most beloved classic rock acts of the 1970s, Heart continues to draw massive crowds of die hard fans for their spectacular live shows. On the band’s “Love Alive Tour”, they played alongside a roster of all-star supporting acts, including Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Elle King and Lucie
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HARMAN Professional Solutions Brings Exclusive Events & New Products To 2020 NAMM Show

This year at the NAMM Show 2020 in Anaheim, California, we had the pleasure of meeting with entertainment industry professionals from around the world to demo some of our latest products. The HARMAN booth was buzzing with artist meet and greets, live acoustic performances and daily recordings of our Stories Behind the Sessions series hosted
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Arden Theatre Company Sheds New Light on Ragtime with Martin by HARMAN Lighting

For the Arden Theatre Company’s recent adaptation of Ragtime, Lighting Designer Thom Weaver utilized Martin by HARMAN MAC Allure Wash PC and MAC Encore Performance lighting fixtures to overcome the challenges of presenting a Broadway show in the round at a small black box theater. Based on the 1975 novel of the same name, Ragtime
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Australian College of the Arts Delivers World-Class Audio Education with JBL by HARMAN

The Australian College of the Arts Pty. Ltd. (Collarts) is an independent tertiary college specializing in degrees and diplomas in the creative industries, including audio engineering and music production. With four campuses throughout Melbourne, Collarts teaches students the fundamentals of studio recording, live production and sound for film. When the college moved its main campus
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Sopo Del Office Towers and Lifestyle Center Pays Homage to Indonesia’s Ulos Heritage with Martin By HARMAN

The Sopo Del Office Towers and Lifestyle Center is a mixed-use development located in the capital city of Jakarta, featuring office spaces, premium retail stores and a lavish hotel. The complex consists of a massive 41-floor tower, a smaller 28-floor tower and a shared Lifestyle Center. Sopo Del’s architecture and design showcases an interpretation of
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Breaking Benjamin Delivers Sensational Tour Lighting with Martin by HARMAN

Breaking Benjamin is one of the most beloved hard rock bands of the last two decades. Known for hits like “The Diary of Jane,” “I Will Not Bow,” “So Cold” and “Breath,” Breaking Benjamin has sold more than seven million albums in the United States alone. To support their sixth studio album, Ember, Breaking Benjamin
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Martin Architectural Lighting Transforms ABA Bank Building Along Phnom Penh Skyline

ABA Bank, headquartered in Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh, recently completed a major phase of growth and development in which they acquired several rented buildings, a mix of back and front-line offices and a suite of exclusive executive spaces. As part of the developments, ABA Bank renovated their Head Office Branch to include additional
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Why Lenny Kravitz’s FOH Team Have Trusted JBL VTX for Years to Get His Sound Just Right

When it comes to ensuring Lenny Kravitz’s signature sound is delivered accurately and impeccably to every seat in the house from theaters to stages, no one does it better than Kravitz’s touring audio engineering team. Laurence “Laurie” Quigley, Front of House Engineer and Frank Müller, Audio Tech have trusted JBL VTX Loudspeakers, Line Array Calculator
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MARTIN BY HARMAN WOWS THE CROWD AT LDI 2019 WITH NEW MARTIN ERA PERFORMANCE SERIES FIXTURES

At this year’s Live Design International tradeshow in Las Vegas, we had the pleasure of meeting with live production professionals from all around the globe to demo some of our latest products. The Martin booth featured non-stop giveaways, product raffles and even a daily live podcast recording of the Geezers of Gear podcast, which included
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HARMAN and JBL Bring Latest Audio Innovations To JBL Fest 2019

The three-day JBL Fest October event took place at the heart of the Las Vegas strip, and featured exclusive performances by some of the biggest names in music and entertainment, including Khalid, RUN-DMC, Bebe Rexha, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shaq, Evaride, Mabel, and Armin van Buuren. Audio professionals were treated to an in-depth look at how
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Jimmy Buffett Hits Road with JBL VTX A12 Line Arrays

Despite the laid-back, beach-bumming aesthetic of his music, Jimmy Buffett is one of the most active entertainers in show business. Since cementing his stardom with the 1977 mega-hit “Margaritaville,” the barefoot soft-rocker has released dozens of albums, toured around the world several times and built an empire of resorts, restaurants, beach gear, food products and
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Eric Church Tour Shines with Versatile Martin by HARMAN Lighting

Hot on the heels of his sixth studio album, Desperate Man, award-winning artist Eric Church recently embarked on his biggest tour yet. On the 2019 Double Down Tour, Church is playing two marathon three-hour sets a week in 17 cities across the country, including a recent performance for a record-breaking crowd of 56,521 fans at
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Legends Casino Delivers World-Class Entertainment with JBL VTX & Crown

Located in Toppenish, Washington, about 150 miles southeast of Seattle, Legends Casino Hotel is a premium gaming and hospitality establishment operated by the Yakama Nation. Seeking to expand their entertainment offerings and attract new visitors with live music and comedy acts, Legends Casino recently converted a former warehouse space into a brand-new events center. To
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Martin MAC Encore Ideal for Compact Lighting Needs of Hadestown Musical

Martin MAC Encore Series lighting fixtures are playing a key supporting role in the current Broadway production of Hadestown, under the direction of Lighting Designer Bradley King. First premiered in 2006 and later adapted as a concept album, Hadestown is a musical based on Greek mythology written and composed by singer and songwriter Anaïs Mitchell.
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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Goes All In With JBL, Crown & Soundcraft

English Premier League football side Tottenham Hotspur wanted an exceptional audio experience to complement their newly constructed 62,000 capacity stadium that opened in April 2019. The state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue features a wide range of luxury amenities, including an innovative retractable pitch, cutting-edge video screens, museum, club shop and more. The stadium audio solution
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12 Year Old “Rockstar Madman” Visits HARMAN to Talk Music, Favorite Gear and Good Advice

When rock guitarist Maddox Kennerson (@rockstarmadman) visited the HARMAN Los Angeles Experience Center for a visit to chat, play some of his music and explore the HARMAN gear, you’d never guess he was just 12 years old. This multi-talented rocker, who also plays bass, drums and is starting to sing, is still years away from
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Why the Ryman Auditorium Selected JBL to Ensure Optimum Acoustics For Every Seat in the House

For over 125 years, Nashville, Tennessee’s Ryman Auditorium has built a reputation as being one of the world’s most beloved music entertainment venues. “The Ryman” story starts in 1885 when it became a Union Gospel Tabernacle and was soon referred to as the Carnegie Hall of the South. From the 1940s to the 1970s it
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JBL and Brad Divens Share Mixing Techniques With FOH Engineers in fixintogetmixin Class Series

Brad Divens, current Enrique Iglesias and renowned FOH engineer, loves nothing more than having an opportunity, in between shows, to sit down with engineers of all levels to share his love for the art of the mixing process and creating the perfect final live mix. Every so often, Brad is able to carve out time
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International Women’s Week Series Recognizing the Achievements of Women at HARMAN: Ann-Sophie Schwarzkopf

The entire HARMAN family is honored to be recognizing the achievements of women around the world during International Women’s Week with a special Insights Series, featuring interviews with five dynamic women working at HARMAN. I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet and interview Ann-Sophie Schwarzkopf, Director of Accounting and Reporting, Finance for HARMAN’s Connected
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Wrapping Up NAMM & ISE 2019: Delivering Market Leading Innovations in Audio, Collaboration and Lighting

When I first started with AMX back in 2005, if you asked me what “NAMM” or “ISE” were, thriving professional AV tradeshows drawing a combined nearly 200,000 people over four days would probably have been the last thing on my list. Each winter, these exhibition juggernauts get the new year kicked off in a big
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