Electro-Voice - Juno Awards
The Juno Awards took place in Winnipeg on April 3rd, the culmination of four days of awards-related live events and festivities throughout the city. Top Canadian touring & production company Sound Art provided audio systems . .
FOH Magazine - The Concert for Tsunami Relief
Presented in Vancouver and Calgary, the event raised more than $3 million to be split between four charities. Artists for the Saturday, January 29th Vancouver Concert at General Motors Place included Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan . .
Live Sound International Magazine - Sarah McLachlan
For the first time since 1999, when she appeared on the bill of her brainchild package Lilith Fair (which featured established and emerging female artists). McLachlan currently finds herself in the midst of a concert tour . .
Lighting and Sound America Magazine - Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan's Afterglow design team sets the touring world on fire. From the first moment, when the set and band are revealed by the plunge of a full-stage, floor-to-truss drop, one realizes this is something different . .
MIX Magazine - Sarah McLachlan
Front-of-House engineer Gary Stokes mixes on a Midas XL4 and uses the board's direct outs for record feeds and automates effect sends, mutes and routing via two or three scenes per song . .
Professional Sound Magazine - Dido
Sound Art Canada was chosen as prime supplier for the audio system to be used for Dido's tour, which included both North America and Europe. Dido's Mixing Engineer, Mark LeCorre, has been behind the console for her since 1999 . .
Meyer Web Site - Dido Tour Observations
The reviews of pop-electronica star Dido's concert sound have been so outstanding that Jeff Berryman, director of Sound Art Touring, the sound services provider for the singer's North American tour, says, "I've been doing this for over 30 years . .
FOH Magazine - Jeff Berryman on TRUE Mic Pre's
Sound Art Touring is using 66 channels of TRUE Systems microphone preamplifiers for
two of its major clients - singers Sarah McLachlan and Dido. McLachlan is carrying two TRUE Precision 8 eight-channel units and one dual channel P2 analog unit . .
MIX Magazine - Dido Live Mix
The London native became an international star when rapper Eminem sampled "Thank You" from her 1999 debut, No Angel, on his hit "Stan". Supporting her follow-up, Life for Rent, Dido kicked off the U.S. leg of this tour with production provided by Sound Art . .
Pro Sound News - XLC Quotes
In our experience, the XLC has been especially well accepted in applications with a pop-rock "feel" at medium sound pressure levels. Stacked in ones and twos on stage and pointed slightly downward, the XLC is an excellent front-fill loudspeaker for arenas . .
FOH Magazine - Interviews Barenaked Sound Guys
Robin Billinton (FOH) and John Sulek (MON) have taken Canuck acoustic-folk/comedy-turned-alt-rock darlings Barenaked Ladies from the clubs of Toronto and upstate New York to arena tours. And despite a world class rig including Meyer MILOs . .
MIX Magazine - All Access Barenaked Ladies
Front-of-house engineer Robin Billington, who has been working with Barenaked Ladies for 12 years, is using an InnovaSon Grand Live 48-input console. "It was my first choice because of its small size, good sound, and ease of use. Sound Art from Toronto is . .
Professional Sound Magazine - Jann Arden
Professional Sound was able to talk to two key members of Jann's audio team: Gord Reddy, Front of House Engineer; and Debbie Hutchins, Monitor Engineer . .
Pro Sound News - Top Ten Tours
Sound Art is number 6 tour for Avril Lavigne . .
Production Partner Magazine - X-Line Review
In the design of the new line array, Electro-Voice has adopted an original and highly interesting approach, adopting a coaxial arrangement for the low frequency and mid-bass elements, whilst opting to locate the high frequency wave guide to one side . .
Production Partner Magazine - XLC Review
With the XLC Electro-Voice now offers a smaller variant of a line-array in addition to its already established X-Line. With a horizontal opening of 120 degrees and a rather compact enclosure the XLC is destined fo midsize halls and theaters, where the . .
Professional Sound Magazine - Profile on Korey Sherwin
Korey Sherwin says he can remember looking at the set-up of a show in an arena when he was a kid, thinking: "That's where I want to be!" And sure enough, that's where he is today, and that's where he's been for the last 12 years . .
Professional Sound Magazine - Concert For Toronto
One of Canada's largest concert sound companies, Sound Art, was brought in to oversee the implementation of the systems at both venues. Heading up the project were Co-Directors of Sound Art's Touring Division, Jeff Berryman and Jon Erickson . .
Press Release - Sound Art Establishes Touring Division
Sound Art Canada has established a new division for servicing national and international
touring artists. Named "Sound Art Touring", the new division builds on the cross-
Canada resources of its parent company to provide custom-configured sound . . .
MIX Magazine - All Access Nelly Furtado
The P.A. is an Electro-Voice "mini X-Array" system from Sound Art Winnipeg, "It's the next generation from the EV DeltaMax basically," explains systems engineer Damon Hill, "Same box, different drivers." . .
EV News - Sound Art Calgary - IAFF World's in Edmonton
The third largest sporting event in the world (after the World Cup and the Olympics) is the International Amateur Athletic Federation’s World Championships in Athletics. This year, the World’s™ was held in Common-wealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta . . .
Complete Touring System Stolen on December 30, 2000
The following is a list of equipment that was stolen from us on Dec 30th, 2000
In Toronto, Canada. Should anyone offer to sell you any of these items please contact;
Dave Cousins at 204-945-9000 collect or davec@soundart.com . .
EV News - The Guess Who & The Doobie Brothers at the Xcel Center
The newly opened Xcel Center in St. Paul, MN, hosted its first rock concert and Sound Art Canada designed and set up the system. The concert featured The Guess Who with opening act The Doobie Brothers, and a crowd that was on its feet during . .
Professional Sound Magazine - On Tour With The Guess Who
Walking through the venue during line check revealed that the X-array rig configuration that Sound Art out of Winnipeg had chosen for this tour adequately covered all sections of seating under the roof. . .
Live Sound Magazine - Jewel Sandstone Amphitheatre
"We’ve found that the X-Array cabinets have great sound for anything from rock & roll to symphonies," said Dave COUSINS, president of Sound Art. "So for Jewel, who does everything from acoustic folk to full-on high-energy electronic rock during . .
Pro Sound News - Jewel Jones Beach Theatre
Jewel brought her band along to produce an even bigger, fuller sound via a system provided by Sound Art. According to Rob Howick, FOH engineer and production manager, "There really aren’t any special effects or unique setups for one of her shows. . .
MIX Magazine - Tour Profile, Jewel
For sound reinforcement, the act relies upon an Electro-Voice X-Array system. Driven by QSC PowerLight amplifiers, the rig is supplied by Winnipeg-based Sound Art Canada and was assembled by Sound Art’s Dave Cousins. . .
Professional Sound Magazine - Jewel, Behind The Scenes
Dave Cousins’ Sound Art are providing the full sound rig for the tour. Some of Sound Art’s other tour clients include Amanda Marshall, Tom Cochrane, The Watchmen, Big Wreck, Big Sugar, Cowboy Junkies and Blue Rodeo. . .
EV News - Jewel Press Release
"I'm stoked with the EV X-Array™ rig -can't say enough about it," says Rob Howick, production manager and FOH engineer for Jewel. "Crystal clear high end, very smooth mids that don't get lost in the wind with tons of bottom end. . .
Pro Sound News - Blue Rodeo and Dan Frerichs
When Blue Rodeo, one of Canada's top country/rock bands, decided to record a live album, Dave Cousins, owner of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based Sound Art remembered seeing a solution at the AES show last Fall in New York City. . .
Pro Sound News - Canada Games and Korey Sherwin
The sound company began installing audio systems five days before the games' opening ceremonies. "There were about 20 different sports venues, and we did sound for every one, ranging from tennis to rowing to archery to softball to sailboats . .
EV News - Canada Games
The sound of the 1997 Canada Games will be heard through Electro-Voice loudspeakers
systems owned and operated by with their world-class partner Winnipeg-based Sound Art
Canada. As Bronze Sponsors, Sound Art and Electro-Voice have demonstrated . .
Professional Sound Magazine - Profile on Dave Cousins
There may be easier ways to earn a living, but Dave Cousins wouldn't trade his Sound Art Productions Inc. for anything else. "All my employees feel the same way," says Cousins. "We are in this for the love of the job. There is nothing like the rush you get from . .
Live Sound Magazine - Walker Theatre Sound Art Cover
Getting the sound right from a building designed for the needs of yesteryear falls to Dave Cousins, Korey Sherwin and the engineering staff of Sound Art, a Winnipeg-based audio company. .
EV News - Amanda Marshall Press Release
Fresh off a successful tour of Europe, Canadian artist Amanda Marshall made an appearance in her native land. Sound was provided by Sound Art, "We did extensive A/B/C/D tests with four major loudspeaker manufacturers before selecting the . .
QSC Audio - Calgary Stampede Press Release
Sound Art is one of Canada's leading concert sound companies, and has been providing live sound for the country's biggest outdoor festivals for nearly a quarter of a
century. With offices in Calgary, Winnipeg, and Toronto (the company has recentl . .
EV News - BC Cancer Foundation
Sound Art, one of Canada’s premier providers of pro audio service, provided the audio for the
recent BC Cancer Foundation Benefit Concert. The event was held at Vancouver’s GM Place in front of 18,000 enthusiastic supporters who helped raise $1.5 million for cancer research. . .
QSC News - Jewel Press Release
"The PowerLights on the Jewel tour performed brilliantly," said Sound Art President
Dave Cousins. "Even after a rack full took a six-foot dive off the back of the stage, we were able to plug the rack in and use it without delay."
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Electro-Voice - Strike
Canada’s Sound Art undertook one of the first EV XLD line-array installations at Winnipeg's Rainbow Stage Theatre for the premiere run of “Strike!” . .
Electro-Voice - Calgary Stampede
“All the speaker platforms for the grandstand show are on drive-able scissor lifts,” Frerichs adds, “and we need to go from no speakers anywhere to covering audio for over 30,000 people in fifteen minutes . .
ProAV Magazine - Calgary Stampede
Dan Frerichs, who manages the audio system and has been working with the Stampede for 10 years, used Electro-Voice Xvls long-throw and Xvlt medium-throw line array cabinets mounted on four scissor lifts for the rodeo and Grandstand shows. . .
Pro Sound News - Calgary Stampede
Sound Art Calgary deployed a range of EV equipment, from compact Sx and Zx speakers on stands to the X-Line, XLC-DVX and XLD line-arrays flown for the Grandstand shows in front of 30,000 people. .
Electro-Voice - Daniel O’Donnell Tour
“Sound Art have provided EV sound for all Daniel O’Donnell’s North American tours in recent years, but this year the new XLC DVX is making a particularly strong sonic impression,” says Dave Alderdice (General Manager, Sound Art Toronto) . .
Electro-Voice - Jann Arden Tour
“Gary Stokes and I have been using 48 XLD boxes for the Jann Arden tour and it’s the most wonderful PA we have used!” says Rob Dolinski. “We’ve been flying three array's
of 16 deep in LCR for arenas. best-sounding rig hands down
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Electro-Voice - 35th Annual International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE)
“IAJE is the biggest annual jazz event in the world,” says Dave Alderdice, General Manager, Sound Art Toronto, “ and features over 100 concerts over four days, performed on stages of various sizes in four of Toronto’s most prestigious venue . .
Electro-Voice - Sound for Monsters of Rock Festival
Leading Canadian rental and production company Sound Art deploy a suitably muscular EV X-Line system for the Monsters of Rock festival at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, featuring heavy metal legends Ozzy Osbourne and Judas Priest.
Electro-Voice - Sound for Canada's Largest Winter Festival
Sound Art Canada recently provided sound reinforcement for the annual Festival Du Voyageur, Western Canada’s largest winter festival, which took place in February in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada.
Midas - Midas XL8 Purchased by Prestigious Calgary Theatre
Midas is delighted to announce that Sound Art Calgary has won the contract to install a new Midas XL8 single surface digital live performance system at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary.
Electro-Voice - XLD for Winnipeg Worship Center
Canadian audio specialists Sound Art recently installed an Electro-Voice XLD line array loudspeaker system at Calvary Temple church in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Meyer Web Site - MILO Reveals All of Barenaked Ladies
"MILO has the best, most transparent top end — I'm talking 8 kHz and up — I have ever used in a line array–style system. Cymbals have never sounded better. The rest of the box is excellent as well, but the top end really stands out." - Robin Billinton
MIX Magazine - Juno Awards
The Juno Awards took place in Winnipeg on April 3rd, the culmination of four days of awards-related live events and festivities throughout the city. Top Canadian touring & production company Sound Art provided audio systems . .
Winnipeg Sun - K.D. Lang at the Playhouse Theatre
“And the voice? Pure heaven -- especially when coupled with acoustics and a speaker system that made it sound like she was crooning directly into our ear all night.”
Winnipeg Sun - Drake - Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
“Not that Drizzy was slacking when his Away From Home tour stopped at Centennial Concert Hall Wednesday night. With the help of a boombastic PA that shook the building like an earthquake”
Audio Pro Magazine - CCMA Awards, Edmonton
The PA system, designed and supplied by leading Canadian event and installation company Sound Art, comprised left and right main arrays that were each made up of 12 XLC127DVX three-way, high-output loudspeakers.
LSi Online UK - CCMA Awards
Canada - The recent Canadian Country Music Association awards show featured an Electro-Voice sound reinforcement system, designed and provided by the Winnipeg office of Sound Art.
Audio Pro Magazine - Canada Regional Focus
Sound Art president, Dave Cousins feels that there is a very healthy work ethic in Canada, which is crucial, particularly in the pro audio industry, where the financial gains are not always high...
CTV Winnipeg - Hedley in Brandon
Thousands of people braved the bitter cold on Saturday afternoon to take in a winter festival in Brandon. Canadian rock band Hedley headlined the show, playing in front of more then 5,000 people.
Steinbach Online - The Art Of Sound At Summer In The City
The concert ends, lights fade to black and everyone goes home, right? Wrong! Meet Systems Engineer John Loewen from Sound Art in Winnipeg. John and his team were hired to setup and operate sound at the Prudential Main Stage for the festival.
Shure Press Release - Winnipeg’s MTS Centre Selects Shure’s UHF-R Series
John Loewen and the crew at Sound Art have been closely working with Manager of Pro Audio & Video Services, Brian Johnson, from MTS Centre to replace their aging 700 MHz wireless gear
Pro Sound Web - Axient raises Calgary Stampede to new levels of excellence
Audio for the event was handled by the Calgary office of Sound Art, one of Canada’s leading production and sound rental companies, who chose to use the Shure Axient Wireless Management Network to better manage the complex RF environment at the Stampede.
Winnipeg Folk Festival - Dave Cousins, Glass Banjo Recipient
The Glass Banjo is the festival’s highest honour, recognizing volunteers, supporters, partners and those who have made a significant contribution to the festival. Since its inception in 1974, the festival has given 35 of these awards.
Parnelli Award Winner’s Sound Art
Congratulations for being voted as the winner of the FOH Hometown Hero competition for all of Canada. This is a substantial honor, especially in light of the fact that you were both nominated and voted on by other audio professionals -a real jury of your peers.
Boonstock - Festival Fever
On the main stage. Mike arranged for Sound Art to provide a I2-box-per-side high-end line array system. Even without a soundcheck, mixing Tupelo Honey on this system was a real treat.
Live Design Magazine - Winnipeg’s Rowandale Baptist Church
Rowandale Baptist Church found its answer with a RoomMatch® system from Bose® Professional Systems. Installed earlier this year by audio systems specialist Sound Art in Winnipeg
QSC - Sound Art Deploys QSC Q-Sys System at Southland Church
When Sound Art first suggested the powerful QSC Q-Sys Integrated System Platform as a user-friendly means of providing the connectivity, monitoring capabilities and high quality sound required for Southland’s newly expanded facility, it quickly became the clear choice.
Shure - Winnipeg Folk Festival Goes Digital with Shure ULX-D
In addition to the use of Shure wireless mics, Sound Art used a wide variety of Shure hardwired microphones for vocal and backline. “For a mostly acoustic event like this, we had a pretty Shure-heavy kit out there,” says Graham.
DiGiCo - Pink Floyd Experience Tour Shines On with DiGiCo SD8’s
DiGiCo will shine on again as another proverbial brick in the band's audio production wall for the second year, with Greg Clinton riding shotgun on a DiGiCo SD8-36 at FOH and Chase Tower on a similar system at monitor world supplied by Sound Art Calgary.
Winnipeg Free Press - MTS Centre amps up volume for Jets games
If you thought it was loud at Winnipeg Jets games last year, you ain't heard nothing yet.
The MTS Centre has just installed a state-of-the-art sound system expected to make the home of the Jets even less hospitable to visiting teams.
Sports Video Group Magazine - Winnipeg Jets Fire Up New Sound for MTS Centre
“The MTS Centre is good-sounding arena,” says Sound Art owner Dave Cousins, noting that the venue’s acoustics were surprisingly well balanced: “They did a good job of making the room live enough to be good for sports without being a nightmare for music.”
Electro-Voice - Winnipeg Jets Fire Up New Sound for MTS Centre
Cousins says the reaction to the new system has been “utterly fantastic”. I was unable to attend the first game with the new system but even through my TV I could literally hear that there was a huge difference from the old system to the new.
Steinbach Online - Sound Upgrades Installed At Centennial Arena
"The new system is designed to be nice, clear and punchy and actually get away with lower volume and better clarity. So we don't have to turn it excessively loud to get more clarity out of it, it should be clearer at a lower volume."
Clear-Com - Calgary Stampede Selects Clear-Com
Clear-Com’s Canadian Distributor, Gerr Audio assisted in the system design and drafting of the specifications for the project tender, which was ultimately awarded to Sound Art Canada, Stampede’s local dealer.
Yamaha - Home to NHL Jets Knocks One In With Sound Art and Yamaha CL5
The Yamaha CL5 is used primarily for Jets game production and was chosen for multiple reasons. “The Centre had reached the capacity of its existing analog console, states Iain Graham, Technical Projects Manager for Sound Art.

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