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Articles Tagged Theatre

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/25/16 03:35 PM,
    In its quest to deliver the best live production possible, the Hungarian National Theatre has selected the Studer by Harman Vista 5 M3 compact digital mixer for its reliability, intuitive operation and sound quality. A showcase of Hungarian artists and musicians, the National Theatre presents a demanding schedule of traditional theatre classics, contemporary plays, music performances and spoken word adaptations of Hungarian literature. The theatre features a 615-seat auditorium with a real moving stage that can be raised at 72… View this story
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  • Friday, May 13, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/13/16 07:11 AM,
    Based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, of the USA’s founding fathers, the Broadway show “Hamilton - An American Musical” has already earned the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, but is also nominated for no less than 16 Tony awards. Having gained success with Alcons Audio on the Steve Martin/Edie Brickell musical “Bright Star,” sound designer Nevin Steinberg opted to use Alcons again on Hamilton’s Broadway run. Hamilton, with music and… View this story
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  • Thursday, May 12, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/12/16 09:00 AM,
    When the darkly thrilling musical American Psycho arrived at Broadway’s Schoenfeld Theatre, sound designer Dan Moses Schreier and associate sound designer Joshua Reid needed to provide a top-notch listening experience. Masque Sound was called on to deliver a custom audio equipment package that would take audiences on the ride of their lives. Set in 1980s Manhattan, American Psycho tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young Wall Street banker who has it all – looks, money, style and status. He… View this story
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  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/28/16 09:02 AM,
    Modern opera productions depend on the singing technique of the main characters, the extravagant stage design or the musicians in the orchestra. At the same time, the directors achieve additional soundscapes with sound effects from the speaker. “Especially in modern productions, directors require us to produce various sound effects, create different spaces and connect with each other over the sound system,“ says Oleg Surgutschow, sound mixer at the Zurich Opera. In the historic hall, loudspeakers are mounted on a total… View this story
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  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/27/16 09:25 AM,
    After a highly successful run in London at the Chocolate Factory, John Doyle’s The Color Purple opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs theatre on Broadway in December 2015, supported by HALO-C line arrays from EM Acoustics. Interestingly, Doyle’s latest version is a far cry from the original flamboyant Broadway show. This time Doyle opted for a much more streamlined, pared-down production, leaving more room for the performers to shine and for the intense emotions to resonate. Just as he did… View this story
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  • Thursday, April 21, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/21/16 06:30 AM,
    Two Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing systems managed the recent two-month run of Green Day’s stage show, American Idiot, at Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden. Parashoot PA was appointed to manage the sound, selecting S7000 Control Surface and DM64 MixRack at both front of house and monitors, and a ME system for personal monitors, from its hire stock. “I wasn’t sure at first when the producer asked me to design and engineer the show as we are a touring… View this story
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  • Thursday, April 14, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/14/16 12:47 PM,
    A permanently installed Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system at Hamburg’s Stage Operettenhaus is currently supporting Love Never Dies (German: Liebe Stirbt Nie), the musical sequel to the long-running The Phantom of the Opera. Lloyd Webber’s longtime sound designer Mick Potter uses Constellation’s acoustical effects throughout the show to optimize the aural experience for the audience. “The Operettenhaus is a very dry sounding theatre, so we’re using short reverb time presets throughout the show to add a beautiful, natural acoustic ambience… View this story
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  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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    PSW Staff 03/30/16 12:40 PM,
    The Tucker Theatre at Middle Tennessee State University’s Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building is the home of major music, dance, theatrical, and television productions, along with performances in intimate settings and a wide variety of events in the 20,000+-student campus in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Recently the facility upgraded its AV infrastructure, including a brand new Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console as the system’s centerpiece.  Production manager Justin Durham and production coordinator Andy Berg have put the M-5000 to good use on… View this story
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  • Thursday, March 24, 2016
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    PSW Staff 03/24/16 06:57 AM,
    Newly established Finnish theatre sound consultancy Wavemark has recently specified and installed a complete TiMax audio show control package into the Finnish National Opera (FNO), as part of a new audio system designed and implemented by Wavemark’s Santu Sipila.  The TiMax2 SoundHub audio spacialization processor and TiMax Tracker automation system were sourced through established Finnish TiMax distributor, Electro Waves, for a major audio refurbishment of the venue’s main auditorium. The FNO is the only professional opera company in Finland, tracing… View this story
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  • Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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    PSW Staff 03/23/16 02:13 PM,
    The Ko Shan Theatre in Hong Kong, China has installed MINA line array loudspeakers to upgrade the long-standing Meyer Sound loudspeakers. Used to discreetly support a schedule of Cantonese opera productions, the compact MINA system was chosen for the 1,031-seat theatre due to its low profile, as it was important to theatre management that the system had zero visibility. “The MINA system has been more than just a technology upgrade—it has truly transformed our entire audio operation and system workflow,”… View this story
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