Press Releases

McCune Audio Video Adds Wireless Conferencing System from Listen Technologies to Rental Inventory

October 2013
Listen Technologies Corporation today announced that McCune Audio Video
and Lighting in San Francisco, Calif. purchased nearly three dozen Wireless Conferencing units from Listen Technologies as a rental option for its client base.


The Sound-Reinforcement Secrets of TED

April 2013
With more than one billion views—that’s 1.5 million daily views—TED Talks have become the nonpareil of idea sharing. The TED mobile app is wildly popular. TED e-books extend the brand’s multimedia mission. As educational tools, TED Talks are played to complement curricula and spark student discussion—and they do so unfailingly.


DiGiCo – Optocore System Streamlines Complex TED Production

April 2013
Leading thinkers and doers from around the globe recently gathered in Long Beach, California, for the annual TED Conference. The topical event, which was held February25-March 1, 2013, was structured around a theme: “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.”



November 2011
McCune Audio/Video/Lighting has been handling the audio services for the acclaimed Monterey Jazz Fest since the 1960’s. In business since 1932, this full service technical event production company has done its share of myriad events in its nearly 80-year history. They purchased their first DiGiCo, an SD10, and the console made its debut at the 54th Annual Festival this past September.


LA Coliseum Wins Over 93,000 Fans with the First Installation of Meyer Sounds

December 2008
Since opening its doors in 1923, the LA Coliseum has made history many times over. Home of the University of Southern California Trojans football team, the iconic venue recently received its first major upgrade since hosting the 1984 Olympics Games. The venue’s impressive size dictated its audio equipment selection a system that can efficiently project high-quality audio to the furthest seat as far as 1,000 feet from the sound source, and can clearly deliver the spoken word and other presentations to the more than 93,000 seats at the stadium.

McCune Audio Provides FM850s for Playboy’s 30th

June 2008
McCune Audio, one of California’s top full service technical event production companies, recently purchased 26 new McCauley FM850 low profile, lightweight, 2-way monitor systems. One of the first opportunities to work the FM850s in the field came when McCune provided sound reinforcement for the 30th year at the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival held June 14-15 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.


McCune Audio Video Lighting Switches to Sennheiser Wireless

February 2008
McCune Audio Video Lighting has begun replacing its entire stock of wireless audio equipment with Sennheiser wireless. Having recently celebrated its 75th year in business, McCune Audio Video Lighting is one of the oldest and largest rental and sound service companies in the country. With locations in San Francisco, San Jose, Anaheim, and Monterey, McCune AVL provides services for everything from Little League openers to arena rock concerts to Presidential political events. The company provided sound for Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles tour, and the Monterey Pop Festival.

McCune Sound on the Early Days

October 2006
On the early days:
“I’m third generation. I started doing local events, bands and things like that and it grew locally. And because the music scene in San Francisco grew around that, my father my grandfather was more the inventor, the builder was more the sound engineer, the mixer. He was the first guy to actually tour with a sound system with Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass Band back in ’66. Before that, nobody traveled with any equipment…”


Meyer Sound and McCune Make Magic Monterey Jazz Festival

October 2003
Since its inception in 1958, the Monterey Jazz Festival has played host to a comprehensive “Who’s Who” of jazz giants and witnessed countless historic musical moments, earning the annual event a reputation as one of the world’s most prestigious music festivals.


Notable Events

The Berkeley Jazz Festival
Monterey Pop Festival
Monterey Jazz Festival
Playboy Jazz Festival
Bohemian Grove
1984 Democratic National Convention
XI International AIDS Conference, 1996
The Beatles final Concert

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