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Lawo Acquires Innovason, Retains Key Members of Former Management Team RASTATT, Germany — Despite an extended period of restructuring, the French company Innovason SAS has been formally dissolved. Its products and trademarks are now wholly owned by Lawo AG, based here, which had first acquired a majority share of Innovason back in April 2008. “I have believed in the brand from the beginning,” said Lawo CEO, Philipp Lawo. “I admire innovation — which has always been a driving force for the development of Innovason products.” Lawo acknowledged that, “despite Lawo’s intervention in 2008, the compa-ny was still not able to realize its full po-tential.” But he added that, “now that the brand is fully integrated into the Lawo structure, I am confident that together we can achieve success.” “We’re all excited by Lawo’s technical resources and renewed prospects for the Innovason brand’s future,” added Kevin Madden, president of NeyLex, Innova-son’s U.S. distributor. “Now that the Innovason products have become part of the range offered by Lawo in Rastatt, it means that the continuity of the brand is guaranteed,” said Marcel Babazadeh, Innovason inter-national sales director. Babazadeh add-ed that Lawo, with more than 40 years of experience in pro audio technology, was “committed to maintaining the heritage of Innovason,” including the “continued development of the Eclipse platform,” with “more resources available to us than ever before.” Along with Babazadeh, who remains international sales director, other key execs on Innovason’s former manage-ment team have been retained by Lawo to continue developing the brand. They include Hervé de Caro, who has been named product manager for Eclipse; Nicolas Gozdowski, who will continue in his role as service engi-neer; and Ben-oit Quiniou in R&D. “I’m also del igh t ed to welcome the new col-Philipp Lawo leagues on board, all now key members of the Lawo team responsible for Innovason,” said Lawo. “It is the dawning of a new chapter of innovations. We’re all looking forward to a new and promising future in the live sound market together.” PEOPLE. PRODUCTION. GEAR. GIGS. DECEMBER 2011 Vol. 10 No.03 Katy Perry: The Sound and the Spectacle Self-Powered Subwoofers Steve JenningS Katy Perry’s taste for spectacle — and willingness to ruffle a few feathers — has helped her match Michael Jackson’s all-time record of five #1 pop-chart singles on a single album. Peter Kep-pler mixes Perry on an Avid Profile, the tour included a Clair arena system, and Erin LaReau has provided the artist with four blinged-up Sennheiser SKM 5200I wireless handheld mics to help the star strut her stuff. ( For the full story, turn to Production Profile, page 20 .) This month’s Buyers Guide features gear from D.A.S., dB Technologies, EAW, Electro-Voice, JBL, K-array, L-Acoustics, Mackie, Martin Audio, Meyer Sound, Outline, Peavey, QSC (KSub pictured here), RCF, Renkus-Heinz, Turbosound, WorxAudio and Yamaha. For full details, turn to page 26 . Road Test 24 of stand-alone DSP systems. We take a Xilica Audio Design is a manufacturer look at their 4x8 XD-4080. Lake Processing Added to Yamaha Digital Products BUENA PARK, CA — Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. an-nounced the development of the MY8-LAKE processing card for Yama-ha digital products. The new card, to be distributed worldwide by Yamaha starting in the spring of 2012 with a target MSRP of $3,200, adds new Lake Technology to PM5D, PM5D-RH, M7CL, LS9, DM2000, DM1000, 02R96, and 01V96 digital consoles, as well as DSP5D Expander, DME24N/64N processors and TXn power amplifiers. The MY8-LAKE includes Lake Processing features such as Mesa EQ, Ideal Graphic EQ, Linear-Phase Crossover and other tuning elements found in the DSP expansion card. While compact, the card’s process-ing power allows for up to 8 inputs/8 outputs in Mesa mode (system EQ), 4 inputs/12 outputs in Contour mode (crossover), or combina-tions of the above to suit the application. Flexible I/O configuration via the console’s insert points and the card’s AES/EBU connectors, continued on page 6 along with the ability to run at 96 or 48 kHz, paves the way for the integra-tion of Lake Processing into any live sound sys-tem. Yamaha products that support multiple card slots can also make use of MY8-LAKE processing card for Yamaha products Speaking of Speakers 28 and direct cardioid subwoofers, and Why it makes sense to carefully place how to best do it in different venues. www.ProAudioSpace.com/join

Lawo Acquires Innovason, Retains Key Members of Former Management Team

RASTATT, Germany — Despite an extended period of restructuring, the French company Innovason SAS has been formally dissolved. Its products and trademarks are now wholly owned by Lawo AG, based here, which had first acquired a majority share of Innovason back in April 2008.

“I have believed in the brand from the beginning,” said Lawo CEO, Philipp Lawo. “I admire innovation — which has always been a driving force for the development of Innovason products.”

Lawo acknowledged that, “despite Lawo’s intervention in 2008, the company was still not able to realize its full potential.” But he added that, “now that the brand is fully integrated into the Lawo structure, I am confident that together we can achieve success.”

“We’re all excited by Lawo’s technical resources and renewed prospects for the Innovason brand’s future,” added Kevin Madden, president of NeyLex, Innovason’s U.S. distributor.

“Now that the Innovason products have become part of the range offered by Lawo in Rastatt, it means that the continuity of the brand is guaranteed,” said Marcel Babazadeh, Innovason international sales director. Babazadeh added that Lawo, with more than 40 years of experience in pro audio technology, was “committed to maintaining the heritage of Innovason,” including the “continued development of the Eclipse platform,” with “more resources available to us than ever before.”

Along with Babazadeh, who remains international sales director, other key execs on Innovason’s former management team have been retained by Lawo to continue developing the brand. They include Hervé de Caro, who has been named product manager for Eclipse; Nicolas Gozdowski, who will continue in his role as service engineer; and Benoit Quiniou in R&D.

“I’m also delighted to welcome the new colleagues on board, all now key members of the Lawo team responsible for Innovason,” said Lawo. “It is the dawning of a new chapter of innovations. We’re all looking forward to a new and promising future in the live sound market together.”

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/Lawo+Acquires+Innovason%2C+Retains+Key+Members+of+Former+Management+Team/923681/93562/article.html.

Lake Processing Added to Yamaha Digital Products

BUENA PARK, CA — Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announced the development of the MY8-LAKE processing card for Yamaha digital products.

The new card, to be distributed worldwide by Yamaha starting in the spring of 2012 with a target MSRP of $3,200, adds new Lake Technology to PM5D, PM5D-RH, M7CL, LS9, DM2000, DM1000, 02R96, and 01V96 digital consoles, as well as DSP5D Expander, DME24N/64N processors and TXn power amplifiers.

The MY8-LAKE includes Lake Processing features such as Mesa EQ, Ideal Graphic EQ, Linear-Phase Crossover and other tuning elements found in the DSP expansion card. While compact, the card’s processing power allows for up to 8 inputs/8 outputs in Mesa mode (system EQ), 4 inputs/12 outputs in Contour mode (crossover), or combinations of the above to suit the application.

Flexible I/O configuration via the console’s insert points and the card’s AES/EBU connectors, along with the ability to run at 96 or 48 kHz, paves the way for the integration of Lake Processing into any live sound system. Yamaha products that support multiple card slots can also make use of multiple cards.

Lake Controller software installed on a compatible Windows PC offers users control of the MY8-LAKE and other Lake devices in the system, and compatibility with Smaart sound system measurement software promises smooth, efficient speaker system tuning. Over 1,000 speaker presets are accessible to optimize performances in a wide array of spaces.

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/Lake+Processing+Added+to+Yamaha+Digital+Products/923682/93562/article.html.

JH Audio

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