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Articles Tagged Live Sound

  • Thursday, July 14, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/14/16 10:17 AM,
    When front of house engineer Lucas Pinzón was looking for the ideal drum mic set for Colombian urban music performer Maluma’s kits, he selected DPA Microphones. His collection now includes d:vote 4099 instrument microphones, the d:dicate 2011C recording microphone and the d:facto handheld microphone, with both the 4018V and the new 4018VL capsules.  Pinzón had previous experience with the d:vote range of mics in a jazz festival setting and decided to use them for this project because “the d:vote 4099B… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, July 11, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/11/16 02:59 PM,
    When cellist, recording artist, and composer Tina Guo needs to amplify her acoustic cello, she relies on the d:vote 4099C instrument microphone for cello from DPA Microphones. Guo began studying the cello at the age of 7 under the instruction of her father, Lu-Yan Guo. Guo continued her professional cello studies with Eleonore Schoenfeld at the the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music on full scholarship. As a classical solo cellist, Guo has appeared as a guest artist… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, July 08, 2016
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    Michael Santucci, Au.D. 07/08/16 10:45 AM,
    This article is provided by Sensaphonics.   Editor’s note: I’ve known Michael Santucci for a couple of decades now. I’ve been to his clinic and have talked with him numerous times about hearing health. His company, Sensaphonics, a manufacturer of in-ear monitors, is unique. The products are designed to promote safe listening through maximum isolation, and it’s the only IEM company with a Musicians Hearing Clinic on site. They would literally rather sell you a hearing test than a pair… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 07/08/16 08:16 AM,
    Point Source Audio (PSA) has revealed that its SERIES8 microphones were selected for the Philly POPS, the largest standalone POPS orchestra in the United States—entertaining more than 100,000 audience members yearly. Houser Audio, the official audio provider for the Philly POPS picked the CO-8WL omnidirectional lavalier microphone to amplify the string ensemble of the Philly POPS’ 65-piece orchestra. Andre Houser is founder and chief engineer of Houser Audio in Aston, PA, and the audio provider for the Philly POPS since… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    Kevin Young 07/08/16 06:48 AM,
    Throughout his career, Kyle Hamilton has served as front of house engineer for some of the biggest names in music, past and present. Along the way, he’s seen the world and also earned substantial recognition as a recording engineer, notably for mixing, among others, Grammy-winning records by Gladys Knight and Pharrell Williams. Although Hamilton prefers the immediacy of live shows, he began his education in audio with recording. “I was always into music and I was always a technical kind… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBusinessConcertConsolesEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Thursday, July 07, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 07/07/16 11:33 AM,
    Several years ago my company was hired to provide production for a fashion show in a ballroom. In advancing the show with the producer, the audio portion looked to be fairly easy, with just a few wireless microphones for the presenters and music playback provided by a DJ. Outputs were supposed to be the feeds to the left and right main PA stacks, along with a send to the video company recording the show. Add a board mic and our… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAVConcertEngineerInterconnectSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, July 05, 2016
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    Bobby Owsinski 07/05/16 11:40 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   What makes a live recording sound live? The audience, of course. A live recording is all about the energy of the event, and that energy comes from the crowd, so some real thought has to be given as to how it’s captured. Just setting up some microphones haphazardly usually produces less-than-desired results. To avoid that scenario, let’s have a look at some proven mic techniques for live recording. First, it can be… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, July 01, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 07/01/16 06:06 AM,
    Some of us may only have access to a limited microphone inventory in our day-to-day work, while others may have a wider range of choices. Regardless, most tend to stick with “go-to” favorites in terms of both mics and techniques. There’s rarely if ever the luxury of testing different mics and positioning at sound check, so we opt for what we know works. Amidst this routine, however, there are bound to be situations where a creative, unusual mic choice and/or… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAVEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Monday, June 27, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/27/16 10:29 AM,
    Slovakian violinist and producer Filip Jancik is rapidly gaining an international reputation as one of the best young classical musicians to cross over into the world of pop and rock. One of the keys to Jancik’s sound is DPA Microphones’ d:vote 4099V instrument microphone for violin, which he uses for all of his live performances and also for any recording projects he undertakes. Now based in Vienna, where he has his own studio, he often plays with top musicians as… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Friday, June 24, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/24/16 10:37 AM,
    Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting thread from the PSW Live Audio Board (LAB) forums. It’s lightly edited for grammar and formatting. Enjoy. Posted by Ivan While doing a demo/shootout (with several different brand loudspeakers) the front of house guy said something that I have never heard before, and usually thought the opposite was preferred. He said about one of the products (his mind was already made up about another product) before the demo was even setup… “I don’t like product… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureForumConcertEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage



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