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Canada’s Juno Award Celebrations Sound Stellar with Equipment from Telex Communications

April 12th, 2005

The fact that the weekend would be characterized by both superb sound quality and top talent was evident as soon as people stepped off their planes. Visitors were welcomed to the city by local artists, performing on two stages at Winnipeg International Airport through a compact powerhouse P.A. featuring Dynacord PowerMate™ mixers and EV Sx300™ main and monitor speakers.

Takin’ Care of Business…

Winnipeg’s most famous son, Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive, got the festivities started in a proper fashion at the Winnipeg Convention Centre kickoff dinner, which also featured performances by fellow Manitobans The Waking Eyes (2005 Juno nominees), Joey Gregorash (Manitoba’s first Juno winner), multiple Juno nominee Doc Walker and numerous others, reflecting the rich and diverse regional music scene.

Equipment List (Selected):

Midas Heritage™ 3000 (FOH console)

Midas XL250™ (monitors console)

EV X-Line™: arrays of 6 Xvls and 6 Xvlt boxes per side

Ground-stacked out-fills comprised of 4 X-Line Very Compact™ XLD™ per side

EV P-RL™ remote control DSP amplifiers (mains)

EV Xw-12™ monitors

Klark Teknik DN9848™ processing

Klark Teknik DN360™ EQ

Telex BTR-800™ wireless intercom systems

Audiocom intercom

“JunoFest“ - You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

On April 1st, the two-night “JunoFest“ kicked the celebrations into high gear, with over 120 bands performing in 16 local venues. Again, the emphasis was on Winnipeg and Manitoba’s impressive list of musical talent old and new. Soon to be 2005 Juno winners The Wailin’ Jennys played a highlight set, as did the reunited Harlequins. Ten of the sixteen venues used EV sound systems built around EV Xi™1152 and Xi™2181 boxes, EV stage monitors, and Midas Venice™ mixing consoles.

A wide range of events kept awards-goers occupied until the big night. Randy Bachman’s fellow “most famous“ son of Winnipeg, Burton Cummings of The Guess Who, played host to a “Songwriters Circle“ at the Burton Cummings Theatre in downtown Winnipeg, where artists such as Buffy Sainte-Marie and Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea) shared personal recollections of their lives in music. The festivities were taken to the streets on April 3rd, with a block party on Portage Avenue that featured DJs and more local live music, along with EV Xi™ boxes, EV monitors and Klark Teknik processing.

The Juno Awards

The main event took place that evening at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre, with live broadcasts of performances by The Tragically Hip, Sum 41, “Canadian Idol“ winner Kalan Porter, Simple Plan, and k.d. lang. Get well soon wishes were extended to absent Canadian rock icon Neil Young, recovering in New York after a brain aneurysm. Perhaps the highpoint of the evening was a tribute to Winnipeg’s music legacy and promising musical future, fronted by festival figureheads Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, and featuring numerous local artists who performed an array of Guess Who classics to the wildly enthusiastic crowd. Broadcast across Canada with the help of dozens of channels of Telex BTR™ wireless and a Telex/RTS ADAM digital matrix for the production staff, the events ceremony reaffirmed Winnipeg’s proud musical heritage with a seamless production onstage and behind the scenes. Sound production for the awards ceremony was from Mr. Mix Audio.

Workin’ Overtime...

The awards ceremony may have been over, but the party certainly wasn’t. The crowds once again hit the streets of Winnipeg for block rocking beats courtesy of DJ Grant Paley, and the biggest of many post-awards parties, the Sony/BMG party at Empire, which hosted more performances from Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings and The Trews. The P.A. for the post-show bash featured four Xi2182 boxes per side, three Xi2181 per side, Xw12 stage monitors, KT DN360 EQs and KT DN9848 stage and monitor processing.

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Electro-Voice (EV), is a professional audio brand of Telex Communications, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of sophisticated audio, wireless, multimedia, aircraft, broadcast and communications equipment for commercial, professional and industrial customers. Telex Communications markets its products in more than 80 countries under the brands EV, Telex, RTS, Dynacord, Midas, Klark Teknik and others.

Guy Low

Public Relations Producer

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3935

Fax: 952-736-4582

guy.low@us.telex.com

James Edlund

Public Relations Manager

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3901

Fax: 952-736-4582

james.edlund@us.telex.com

press contact:
Guy Low
Manager, PR/Media

(952) 736-3935
guy.low@us.bosch.com
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