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  • Friday, December 02, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/02 12:45 PM,
    SoundGirls.Org has announced a series of educational workshops to be held this month (December) and next (January 2017) at Rat Sound Systems in Camarillo, CA. All workshops will be led by top A-1 engineer/systems tech Ivan Ortiz of Rat Sound. First up, on Saturday, December 10, is Best Practices For “Throw & Go” FOH And MON. Topics to be covered include: —Venue limitations (stage dims, proximity effect, house gear)—Priority in dialing in a mix—Foldback mixing—Microphone selection and placement—File storage—Digital console… View this story
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    PSW Staff 12/02 09:22 AM,
    With his upbeat lyrics and catchy pop hooks, Andy Grammer makes you just want to snap your fingers and dance. That’s given him sales and airplay hits like “Honey, I’m Good,” “Keep Your Head Up” and the new chart-climbing “Fresh Eyes,” which have gotten him exposure on TV shows like Dancing With The Stars and at multiple sporting events, including a very recent halftime performance during the Detroit Lions’ 2016 Thanksgiving game. It’s also made Grammer a welcome addition on… View this story
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  • Thursday, December 01, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/01 10:39 AM,
    Electric Jungle Music Festival in South China was recently staged at the Shenzhen Universiade Center, which was inaugurated just five years ago and offers a wide variety of on-site activities as well as the music. The festival, which featured sets by jungle artists such as R3HAB, Knife Party and Adventure Club, was supported by loudspeakers from Outline. For the second consecutive year, Guangzhou Haona Audio Equipment was the festival’s audio supplier. As well as lasting longer than in the past… View this story
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    PSW Staff 12/01 09:41 AM,
    Telefunken microphones are on Justin Bieber’s “Purpose World Tour” in support of his fourth studio album “Purpose.” “We’re using Telefunken microphones on all of the live instruments,” explains Bieber’s front of house engineer Ken “Pooch” Van Druten. “We have two different drum kits, one that Justin plays, and we use Telefunken dynamic M82’s for the kick drums, and M80’s on all snares top and bottom, and there are three snare drums in the main drum kit. We use Telefunken condenser… View this story
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    PSW Staff 12/01 09:28 AM,
    When the Knoxville Urban League needed a corporate event house to support its annual gala this year, they turned to Mike Brown, president of M&M Productions, for a turnkey event. Brown knew he needed a versatile system that would provide clarity and intelligibility for the many spoken presentations during the popular social event – while still being dynamic enough to support the powerhouse band, Tower of Power, for the concert portion of the evening. He turned to FBT for his… View this story
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  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/30 01:28 PM,
    3G Productions recently provided five DiGiCo consoles to support RiseUp AS ONE, a live concert event held on the US-Mexico border in San Diego on Saturday, October 15. The event, produced jointly by the Fusion and Univision networks, and broadcast and streamed worldwide in both English and Spanish, featured Latino and Latina artists such as Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bosé, Julieta Venegas, Los Tigres del Norte, Lupillo Rivera, Carlos Vives and Natalia Lafourcade, as well as appearances from Gael Garcia Bernal,… View this story
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    PSW Staff 11/30 10:19 AM,
    A very large Electro-Voice X-Line Advance system – comprising over 100 loudspeakers – provided sound reinforcement for a show by Irish alternative rock band Walking on Cars in Dublin in early November. The show followed a sold-out tour of Ireland in support of the band’s latest album, “Everything This Way,” which includes the hit single Speeding Cars. The band is also preparing for tours of the UK, Europe, and the U.S. Pro audio company Murt Whelan Sound flew two main… View this story
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  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/29 10:58 AM,
    Maximo Park has released five studio albums to date, with a Mercury Prize nomination under their belt and two gold accredited albums. The band has a recognizable sound which saw a home-town crowd erupt in Times Square Newcastle this summer at a special outdoor concert in the city center. The 5-piece alternative rock band has been performing with the Midas PRO1 digital mixing system at front of house, adding a new dimension to their distinct sound. Andy Hawkins is the… View this story
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  • Monday, November 28, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/28 12:38 PM,
    Audio technology from Harman Professional Solutions is playing a role in the six month Dutch touring production of the musical Hair, utilizing a JBL rig supplied by Story Sound. Known for its immortal songs such as Let The Sunshine In, Aquarius and I Got Life, this timeless hippie classic has been re-imagined under the direction of Carline Brouwer and is, according to Story Sound managing director, Michael Story, a wonderful piece of story-telling; so getting the balance of dialogue intelligibility… View this story
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  • Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/23 08:29 AM,
    Since they formed in 2011, Scottish synthpop band CHVRCHES has become massively popular worldwide. Fans flock to them for their pumping bass, infectious synth hooks, and lead singer Lauren Mayberry’s amazing voice and stage presence. At front of house for the band is engineer Paul Gallagher, who has worked with the group since their very beginnings: “Glasgow is a small town with a great music scene. I worked with Iain [Cook] and Martin [Doherty] in different bands before Chvrches. I… View this story
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