Heil Sound, Lectrosonics, Renkus-Heinz, and Roland Systems Group Join Forces

Anaheim, CA | January, 2008 - One of the many attractions of Winter NAMM is the top-caliber entertainment found on stages all around the Anaheim Convention Center each evening. One of the hottest tickets at this year's show was the party co-sponsored by Heil Sound, Lectrosonics, Renkus-Heinz, and Roland Systems Group.

The event showcased both top-tier musical technique and leading-edge pro audio technology.

"We are proud to have been part of an event that everyone who attended will remember," said Renkus-Heinz VP of Operations Rik Kirby. "It gave us a great opportunity to show the advantages of integrating digital audio distribution, computer control and supervision, and real-time test and measurement software in an actual live performance environment. The system went together quickly, worked flawlessly and delivered exceptional sonic results, given the low-ceiling hotel ballroom environment."

Hiland's amazing chops were on full display
throughout a set of country, rock and blues

Renkus-Heinz provided the front-of-house PA, deploying left-right arrays of six PN102/LA powered line arrays and four DR18-2 powered subwoofers. The entire PA was networked using RHAON ("rayon"), the Renkus-Heinz Audio Operations Network: System techs were able to optimize the DSP onboard each RHAON-Empowered loudspeaker both before and during the performances from a networked computer at the mix position. To guide their ears, they used the new EASERA SysTune Live Sound Measurement Software developed by the AFMG Ahnert Feistel Media Group to take accurate measurements of room acoustics in real time, with live program material and while the audience was present.

The Lectrosonics TM400 Wireless System for Test and Measurement was an integral part of this computer-controlled and software-guided PA system. Lectrosonics also showed what's possible on stage with its UTPR20 wireless microphones. The product of a strategic partnership between Lectrosonics and Heil Sound, the UTPR20 combinesBb Heil's legendary PR20 dynamic microphone with Lectrosonics' highly acclaimed UT Series Digital Hybrid Wireless® transmitters. Heil Sound also brought wired microphones on stage, including the new PR 35 large diaphragm dynamic.

Roland Systems Group brought it all together with its 40-channel bi-directional Digital Snake System linked to the new RSS M-400 V-Mixing System via CAT 5e cable. The 48-channel all-digital M-400 features 16 buses, channel and bus DSP, 4 stereo FX processors, 4 graphic EQs, built-in stereo recording and playback, and a built in multi-channel split port, enabling it to handle both live sound and recording applications with ease.

With all primary audio signals mixed and routed in the digital domain at 24-bit/96kHz resolution, those lucky enough to capture a pass on the show floor could truly appreciate the "Loud and Proud" music of the Johnny Hiland Band. Hiland's amazing chops were on full display throughout a set of country, rock and blues. Also on the bill were Orange County rockers Unit 287, and the Eagles tribute band Hotel California.

The party was held on Saturday, January 19th, 2008 at the Sheraton Park Hotel near the Anaheim Convention Center. Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics Director of Business Development, commented that "This combination of products created one of the most advanced live sound reinforcement systems currently available. Everyone involved committed considerable resources, expertise, and time to put on one rockin' party that utilized very exciting and advanced technology."