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Articles Tagged Theatre

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
    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
    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
    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
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerMonitoringNetworkingProcessorSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016
    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
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016
    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
    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
    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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  • Monday, March 21, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/21/16 02:13 PM,
    The Finnish National Opera (FNO) was given the rare opportunity to stage a completely original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. However, the audio system installed at the Helsinki Opera House could not match sound designers Sakke Kiiskis and Stanley Lönnquists vision, prompting the installation a DiGiCo SD7T mixing console. This is the first time that Phantom of the Opera has been staged in Finland, the first performance taking place in September 2015 and the last this… View this story
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  • Thursday, March 17, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/17/16 10:39 AM,
    Running from mid-January to early March in London, Amaluna marks Cirque du Soleil’s 20th anniversary of Royal Albert Hall productions. A re-telling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, female performers make up the majority of the cast and the entire accompanying band. The set is as lavish as one would expect from Cirque du Soleil, with stylized trees hanging from a central truss which, as well as supporting airborne acrobatics, also accommodates the main L-Acoustics line array hangs. The production’s head of… View this story
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  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/15/16 08:02 AM,
    San Francisco Opera’s new Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater features a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system, custom designed to provide the showcase venue with a range of acoustic environments to support the adventurous exploration of operatic programming for new audiences. San Francisco Opera (SF Opera) is the first opera company to rely upon Constellation. Located in the newly renovated Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, the 299-seat Atrium Theater is designed for multiple configurations, providing both performer and audience… View this story
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