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  • Monday, April 14, 2014
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    PSW Staff 04/14 10:31 AM,
    When Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s enduringly popular musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat embarked on its 2014 U.S. tour on March 4, Masque Sound supported Co-Sound Designers David Patridge and John Shivers in their quest to bring this new, contemporary production of the 1968 hit to the stage. Since Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is scheduled to tour through spring of 2015, Patridge and Shivers wanted to make sure that in designing the sound system it… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductionAudioConsolesDigitalLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, January 31, 2014
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    PSW Staff 01/31 04:55 PM,
    Harman Professional and Quail Capital Corp today announced the formation of Harman Equipment Finance (H.E.F.) to provide an array of businesses and institutions across the globe with capital to acquire Harman’s category-leading audio and lighting technologies including those from Studer, JBL, Martin Professional, Soundcraft and Crown. Commenting on the program, Phil Tatro, Harman, Director of Order to Cash, noted, “This global program is designed to empower Harman dealers and customers with the financial freedom to capitalize on current economic conditions… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductionBusinessManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, November 18, 2013
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    PSW Staff 11/18 02:26 PM,
    Hosa Technology is pleased to announce the introduction of the USB-300 Series SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cables. Featuring data transfer rates up to ten times faster than USB 2.0, new SuperSpeed USB cables are ideal for DJ’s, musicians, and audio professionals seeking to maximize the performance of their equipment, including portable disk drives, recording and playback systems, cameras, and more. Available in 3-, 6-, and 10-foot lengths, Hosa’s new SuperSpeed USB cables offer two configurations: (1) the traditional Type A to… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductProductionBusinessEngineerManufacturerSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Monday, November 11, 2013
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    PSW Staff 11/11 03:23 PM,
    High End Systems has released a new version of the HOG 4 software with more than a dozen new major features that add further value for existing Hog 4 users as well as new purchasers going forward. Some of the top features are: Media Picker A new window called the “Media Picker” has been added to the Hog 4 OS which allows users to view and select slotted function values (gobos, colors, media, etc) for the current fixture selection via… View this story
    Filed in: NewsProductProductionLightingProduction Software

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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    PSW Staff 10/29 11:42 AM,
    Renowned French music festival, Le Cornouaille, hosted several world-known artists including Steve Hackett (Genesis Revisited), Dan Ar Braz, Murray Head, Salif Keita, and Goran Bregovik among others. The festival, held in the French region of Brittany, featured 3 main stages each supported by several of Harman’s Martin lighting consoles and luminaires. French rental company SIWA provided the gear. Lighting of the main stage, “Espace Gradlon,” was controlled with a brand new Martin M6 console operated by François Guillet of Lumières… View this story
    Filed in: NewsProductionLightingConsoles

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    PSW Staff 10/29 08:29 AM,
    Global Truss America’s new Quick Rig Clamps save precious setup time while offering a low profile design for high-end looks.  Best of all - they’re designed for simple attachment by a single installer. To keep connection swift and simple, GTA’s Quick Rig Clamps offer a hook style design and self-locking system - making setup a snap even for a single person rigging lighting equipment onto trussing. These innovative products are the perfect fit for everyone from mobile entertainers who set… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductProductionCurtains, Pipe & DrapeLightingRigging

  • Thursday, October 24, 2013
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    PSW Staff 10/24 12:28 PM,
    Riedel Communications announced that Firehouse Productions used a substantial deployment of Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom systems to provide flexible broadcast-quality communications throughout the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), in Brooklyn, N.Y. “The VMAs are a very fast and dynamic show,” said Mark Dittmar, vice president of design and engineering at Firehouse Productions. “Seven separate shows are put together to create the entire experience, and each of these shows has its own communication needs, as well as the need to… View this story
    Filed in: NewsProductionConcertStage

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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    PSW Staff 10/23 11:38 AM,
    Clear-Com is pleased to announce that its HelixNet Partyline was a proven intercom solution at this summer’s John Deere Annual Event in Columbus, OH. Even after being pushed beyond its limits, HelixNet rose to the challenge and enabled Kelly Epperson and his production team to deliver a successful and cost-effective show for John Deere. Epperson, audio system designer and A1 for the event, was hired by the production company, See Our Solutions in St. Louis, MO, to specify the audio… View this story
    Filed in: NewsProductionConcertSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

  • Monday, October 21, 2013
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    PSW Staff 10/21 10:20 AM,
    Barco Lighting Systems (dba as High End Systems - HES; Austin, Texas USA) and Stage Audio Works are proud to announce a new partnership that will enable Stage Audio Works to serve as exclusive distributor of High End Systems’ products throughout South Africa and the surrounding countries. Effective immediately, this agreement enables Stage Audio Works to make HES’ products available to their extensive network of local distributors and resellers. They will also have direct access to product knowledge, support as… View this story
    Filed in: NewsProductionLightingBusinessManufacturer

  • Thursday, October 10, 2013
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    PSW Staff 10/10 01:56 PM,
    Everything about the British indie rock quartet ALT-J says “unique”—from their cryptic name (when typed on an Apple Mac OS X keyboard, it produces their trademark delta Δ symbol), to their seamless layering of multi musical genres.  It was ALT-J’s distinctive sound that got New York City lighting designer Jeremy Lechterman (JL Designs) “hell bent on finding the opportunity to design for them.” ALT-J was opening for another of Lechterman’s clients, Grouplove, on a tour last fall, so he pitched… View this story
    Filed in: NewsProductionLightingConcertStage





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