Our top 10 article round-up features the most read stories on Pro Sound News Europe in the past seven days.
This week’s two most popular articles were centred around the exclusive news that a core engineering team from AKG Vienna, which was forced to close its doors after Harman announced mass redundancies last month, has come together to form Austrian Audio.
Also proving popular was our interview with Funktion-One founder Tony Andrews, David 'Webby' Webster's new vision for Coda Audio as its new marketing director, and news that trade fairs Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse will both put a higher focus on audio exhibitors for next year's shows.
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1. AKG Vienna closes, core engineering team form Austrian Audio
It was confirmed this week that AKG’s Vienna operation has been forced to close its doors following Harman’s announcement last month that it was making over 650 members of international staff redundant.
2. EXCLUSIVE: Former AKG exec on Vienna office closure and plans for new firm Austrian Audio
PSNEurope has spoken exclusively to former AKG director of marketing and product management, Kent Iverson, about the closure of the mic and headphones brand’s Vienna HQ and why a group of is top engineers have joined forces to launch new brand Austrian Audio.
3. Tony Andrews: Inside the mind of an audio pioneer
“Genius, industry icon, outspoken outsider: Funktion-One founder Tony Andrews has spent the best part of the past five decades evangelising about the transcendental power of sound and making it his personal mission to open the minds of those yet to fully experience its transformative effects. Daniel Gumble spoke to him in this exclusive interview with the 2017 Pro Sound Award Lifetime Achievement winner.
4. Roger Waters uses Digico console on North American leg of Us + Them tour
Roger Waters’ much-talked about Us + Them tour is using a Digico SD7 console on monitors. Armed with a 10-piece band, the former Pink Floyd frontman has been treating sell-out audiences to tracks from the band’s back catalogue, performing hits from Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, and Wish You Were Here.
5. “What a long, strange trip it’s been”: John and Helen Meyer reflect on Meyer Sound’s global success
Half a century on from when John and Helen Meyer first met and 38 years since the pair launched their own sound reinforcement business, Meyer Sound continues to strengthen its position as one of the true giants of pro audio.
6. ‘The inevitable future of live sound’: Inside the world of 360 audio
In recent years, strides in 360 audio have began to gather pace, with numerous pro audio companies placing it square and centre of their business focus. Daniel Gumble spoke to some of the sector’s foremost exponents to check its pulse.
7. Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse to merge audio exhibitors at 2018 shows
MI trade show Musikmesse and pro audio fair Prolight + Sound will merge its audio, DJ and recording segments in a new, central presentation platform at both shows next year.
8. Restructure and recruitment: Inside CUK Audio’s landmark management buyout deal
PSNEurope can exclusively reveal that CUK Audio MD Stuart Thomson has spearheaded a management buyout of the company, alongside general manager Stuart Cunningham and sales director Simon Druce, to take the distribution specialist to the next stage of its evolution. Daniel Gumble spoke to the trio to find out what this landmark deal means for the future of the firm.
9. Web sight: David ‘Webby’ Webster shares his vision for Coda Audio as its new marketing director
Industry stalwart and Digico co-founder David ‘Webby’ Webster was recently appointed by Coda Audio as its new director of global marketing. PSNEurope landed an exclusive interview with the man himself to gain an insight into his vision for the burgeoning loudspeaker company
10. 2017 Pro Sound Awards: And the winners are…
The team behind One Love Manchester took home two of the top prizes at the 2017 Pro Sound Awards. Click the link above for the full list of winners.
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