Legendary Bassist Abraham Laboriel, Sr. Chooses StageSource L3t for Bass Rig

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Growing up in Mexico City, little did Abraham Laboriel know he'd one day become the most popular session bassist ever, with over 4,000 recordings to his credit. Originally a classically trained guitarist, Laboriel switched to bass at age 24, embarking on an incredible career highlighted by sessions with Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Larry Carlton and many more. After playing through countless rigs, Laboriel recently decided to leave traditional bass amps behind and move forward with the full-range StageSource L3t loudspeaker – giving him the sonic accuracy he needs to fully express himself.

How did your upbringing in Mexico City contribute to your development as a musician?
I grew up in Mexico City, the son of Garifuna parents from Honduras, a people with their own very rich musical culture. My dad was a great guitarist, songwriter and performer who traveled throughout Latin America, mastering all the local rhythms. He started teaching me guitar and Latin rhythms.

My older brother Johnny was a huge rock 'n' roll star in Mexico in the '50s. The American companies sent him the recordings of all their latest hits for him to translate into Spanish and record as covers. So at an early age, I had access to hit records and started playing along. I was also exposed to jazz and fell in love. I was able to sneak backstage at the Bellas Artes to meet Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, The Modern Jazz Quartet and many others.

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Hear the difference at Catalina - Line 6 StageSource

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Located in Hollywood, Catalina Bar & Grill has been a revered fixture on the West Coast jazz scene for over 25 years. Legendary performers like Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis have played there, a tradition that owner Catalina Popescu continues by booking today's top jazz artists. With a full kitchen, elegant dining room and perfect sight lines, every effort is made to honor the club's legacy of hosting incredible performances in an intimate space.

Recently, Catalina decided to upgrade its sound system with StageSource loudspeakers from Line 6. "When we heard how beautiful they sound, with such great clarity, we knew it would make a big difference to finally make the sound as good as the view for our customers," says Catalina Popescu.

The installation provides full coverage of the club's L-shaped audience area, with a total of six StageSource L3m and three L2t loudspeakers hung from the ceiling, augmented by six L3s subwoofers.

Read more: Hear the difference at Catalina - Line 6 StageSource


Aviom introduces the A360 - the personal mixer than lots of us have been waiting for.

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Anaheim, CA - Aviom introduces the long-awaited A360.  More info here.

* Advanced 36-channel mix engine
* Customizable channel selection and layout
* Per-channel volume, reverb, tone, Stereo Placement
* Dual Profile Channel
* One-Touch Ambience
* Four Instant Mix Recalls plus 16 standard presets
* Master Bass, Treble, and Enhance
* 1/4" and 1/8" Stereo Mix Out, plus XLR Mono Mix Out
* USB profile transfer
* Optimized for in-ear monitors and headphones

Call us for more info.  We're still awaiting actual pricing at press time. 


Welcome Church Tech Arts readers!

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If you're not familiar with us, that's okay. We first met Mike Sessler about three years ago when he needed some Heil microphones. We're big fans of Heil mics and we do our best to keep our eyes peeled for products that make great solutions.

Over time, we've come to find out that we share lots of the same preferences in equipment with Mike and his team, so we were thrilled when he asked us if he could introduce our company to you via an advertisement on the Church Tech Arts site.

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Technology for Worship is what we do. Audio, video and lighting. If it's part of your worship service, and it has to do with technology, we can probably help.

Our clients come in all sizes.
A couple have 20,000 attendance and multiple venues, some have 5000 attendance and three or four campuses, most are 100-500 with a single campus and one or two staff people. A couple of our multi-site clients have multiple small campuses and a call to reach rural America.

To the solo pastor or worship staff person, we're often his or her tech director. To the tech director or weekend volunteer, we hope to be a trusted resource and a source of ideas when it comes to solutions. For a few clients, we help with project planning and with long-term equipment standardization plans.

The way we hope to be different from other dealers is that we bring a broad level of knowledge and a curious spirit to the audio, video, and lighting equation.

Anyone can ship you a microphone, or a projector, but few thrive on helping you discover new products and can help you know what to expect when a new product is integrated into an existing system.

Since we talk with lots of people, it's not unusual for us to know someone who has been right where you are. The issues of product selection, proper integration, and even volunteer management aren't unique to you, and we're happy to help you connect with others.

Our website will never be as deep with products as larger companies, but if you don't see it, there's a very good chance that we sell it.  But we're not really a typical online company.

We work hard to answer every phone call live. And the guys answering the phones have managed installation projects, pulled wire, terminated cables, flown speakers, designed systems, and helped people just like you to make technology work.

Whether you need help with a solution and don't know quite what you need, or if you simply need another resource for products and ideas, please call us anytime.

Some of the things we like – earsets from DPA, Countryman, and Que Audio; speakers from Electro-Voice, JBL, Community and Danley Sound Labs; microphones from Heil, Audix, Earthworks, or Sennheiser; digital mixers from Midas, Roland, Presonus, and Behringer; analog mixers from Allen & Heath, Soundcraft, and Mackie; video gear from BlackMagic Design, Kramer, AJA, Softron, Livestream, Marshall, Roland, and FSR; personal mixing systems from Elite Core, Roland and Aviom; in-ears from Shure, Audio-Technica and Westone; DI's from Radial, BSS, and Rapco; cables from Whirlwind, Rapco and CBI; stands from K&M and Ultimate Support; projectors from Panasonic, Eiki, Christie and Barco; cameras from Sony, Panasonic and BlackMagic Design; accessories from Chief, Peerless, Ansmann, Clearsonic, Middle Atlantic and Raxxess; screens from Da-Lite and Draper; recorder/players from Tascam, Denon and Marantz; processing from DBX, Symetrix, BSS, and Biamp; wireless systems from Audio-Technica, Shure, Line 6 and Sennheiser; lighting from Leviton, Chauvet, ETC, Blizzard, and Mega Systems; and amplifiers from Crown, QSC and Lab Gruppen. There are plenty more, but that'll give you an idea of who we are.

We're based in Columbus, OH and work with people from all over the country.  We occasionally send something to Japan, Canada, Europe, Africa or Australia, too.  And we're as likely to get a call from a church in Orange County, California as we are from Ohio.

We want to be a resource for you.  If we look like your kind of company, sign up for our email list or give us a call. 

Dave Horn
(800) 747-7301


Chief rolls out new Fusion Series carts

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Chief’s brand-new FUSION Carts for flat panel displays are now available. With rounded edges and a sleek, professional look, the mobile cart fits well in a variety of environments. The flexible new height adjustment system allows a single user to easily raise and lower the screen to any height between 50 and 70 inches (127-177 cm). The carts accommodate 40-71 inch displays and are available in black or silver, from $899.95 delivered


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