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Articles Tagged Live Sound

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2016
    John Mills 03/22/16 01:04 PM,
    Stage monitor, wedge, fold-back monitor, and ugly eyesore, are just a few names that people use to refer to those speakers at our feet providing sound to the band and worship leaders. One of the most often misunderstood things in sound reinforcement is how to optimize the gain-before-feedback before reaching for the graphic EQ. While monitor wedges will work just about anywhere you put them, these tips are meant to educate and maybe help you squeeze a few more db… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerLoudspeakerMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 03/22/16 11:18 AM,
    The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Sioux City, IA has chosen a variety of CAD Audio CADLive mics for its Anthem live performance venue. Ron Suir, Hard Rock production manager, describes Anthem as “the inside venue that seats up to 950 and is really our workhorse. There’s something happening on this stage four to five nights a week with over 250 shows a year. “In terms of performers, we don’t want to pigeonhole ourselves by focusing on one genre,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, March 21, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/21/16 08:04 AM,
    Northumbrian folk band, The Unthanks has been using DPA Microphones in their live performances after being introduced to the company’s product range by their engineer, Joel Borkin. For capturing The Unthanks’ performances, Borkin likes to use DPA’s d:vote instrument microphones, d:dicate 4011 cardioid microphones, d:dicate 2011C microphones and d:facto handheld microphones. Working under the title jBsound, Borkin is front of house and monitor engineer for various artists around the UK. “We recently used a selection of DPA microphones on The… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 03/21/16 06:55 AM,
    “I refer to myself as an orchestral producer,” observes violinist Andrew Joslyn, who recently adopted the Mackie DL1608 mixer and Master Fader control app for live performances. Nomenclature aside, the instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and performer is as musically versatile as he is busy. Between tours with hip hop artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and folk artist Judy Collins, Joslyn performs and records with the Seattle Rock Orchestra, Mark Lanegan, Duff McKagan, as well as with his own Passenger String Quartet.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVConcertDigitalManufacturerMixerMonitoringProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, March 18, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/18/16 09:50 AM,
    When Hollywood’s biggest stars came together to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements at the 88th annual OSCARS at the Dolby Theater, orchestra setup coordinator Dan Vicari once again relied on DPA Microphones. For this year’s show, Vicari depended on DPA’s d:dicate 4011A cardioid microphones and d:vote 4099 instrument microphones to capture the large orchestra’s sound from its location under the stage and for the studio pre-records. In all, Vicari used two d:dicate 4011As and seventeen d:vote 4099 microphones for the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 03/18/16 06:41 AM,
    They encountered each other the way songwriters have for decades. Megan Slankard and Jeff Campbell met as they coursed through the San Francisco music scene; Matthew Szlachetka and Jamie Kent shared a guitar teacher, while Matt met Jeff and Megan through a venue they all play in Redding, California, called Vintage Wine Bar. That venue is tied in with a bed and breakfast called Bridgehouse that normally houses the musicians who play there. “It was only a matter of time… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementStage

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    Bruce Bartlett 03/18/16 06:05 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   What goes around comes around. From the 1920s through the 1940s, PA systems for music often used only a single microphone. Band members would gather closely around this mic, balancing their sound by moving toward or away from the mic. Radio broadcasts and recordings often used one mic as well. This “old fashioned” technique has made a comeback; for example, many bluegrass and folk bands utilize the one-mic method with surprisingly good… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductionAudioEducationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, March 17, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/17/16 07:25 AM,
    Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system is currently being employed by front of house engineer Steve Pattison on Wet Wet Wet’s UK headline tour, which recently included a date at London’s O2 arena. Supplied by SSE Hire for the tour, the flagship dLive S7000 control surface is partnered with Allen & Heath’s DM64 MixRack to handle an on-stage line-up that comprises the Scottish four-piece’s traditional backline, multiple vocals and horn section. As a longstanding fan of Allen & Heath’s… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/16/16 09:41 AM,
    Veteran tour engineer Jason Raboin has mixed shows for an eclectic range of artists, from Modest Mouse and Cowboy Junkies to Catie Curtis, Erin McKeown, Luna, and Ben Lee. As the owner of Camden Sound, Raboin is best known for his 13 years of engineering concerts for folk singer Joan Baez. Clean, pure sound is essential when mixing Baez’s distinctive voice and acoustic instrumentation. Raboin’s search for loudspeakers that could deliver these qualities led him to Fulcrum Acoustic. “I had… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 03/16/16 06:40 AM,
    When you play saxophone and flute in a 10-piece reggae group with a 4-man horn section, can be challenging when can’t clearly hear yourself and have difficulty articulating musical phrasing. Flute and saxophone player .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) used to experience this because he couldn’t ‘crank up the volume’ like guitar and keyboard. But he found the solution to this issue in the form of the ISOMAX 2 instrument microphone from Menlo Park, CA-based Countryman Associates. “As a player of flute,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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