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Articles Tagged Theatre

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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    Bob McCarthy 01/17/17 08:20 AM,
    A few years ago, I attended two “straight” plays, i.e., the kind without musicians. Such events are all about the dialog (and the lighting, of course). One production had no discernible sound reinforcement and the other had totally overt and apparent microphones, loudspeakers and amplification, thereby opening an opportunity for me to compare and contrast. One play was Shakespeare’s King Lear. Historians still dispute the identity of Shakespeare, but all agree that these plays were written without a sound system… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionConsolesEngineerLoudspeakerMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Friday, January 13, 2017
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    PSW Staff 01/13/17 12:40 PM,
    Avid announces that sound designer Gareth Owen is using Avid’s flagship live sound mixing system, Avid VENUE | S6L to mix the Broadway musical theater production of A Bronx Tale at the Longacre Theater in New York. Powered by the MediaCentral Platform, the Avid VENUE | S6L provides the processing capabilities to create compelling musical theater experiences. Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, A Bronx Tale is based on the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, January 12, 2017
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    PSW Staff 01/12/17 08:14 AM,
    Audio and video media are an increasingly vital way of communicating in business, science, education, and government. A new degree program at the Northwestern University School of Communication utilizes Shure microphones to help students learn field recording techniques. The MA in Sound Arts and Industries is a one-year Master’s program for media storytellers, artists, and others that emphasizes the application of sound in storytelling, whether for information or entertainment. Students build skills by producing podcasts, documentaries, audio essays, and film… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEducationMicrophoneMonitoringStudio

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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    PSW Staff 01/11/17 10:17 AM,
    Meyer Sound LEO Family is supporting two of the hottest musicals playing on London’s West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s brash and energetic School of Rock and the soulfully scintillating Motown: The Musical. Both systems were provided by London-based Autograph Sound with logistical coordination by Scott Arnold. The sound design for School Of Rock was by Mick Potter, whose credits include Les Miserables, The Phantom Of The Opera, Evita, Cats, Miss Saigon and Sunset Boulevard among many other notable productions. For… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Thursday, December 22, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/22/16 11:26 AM,
    The multimedia Christmas musical, A Star is Born, was one of the performance highlights during the Christmas advent events held at the ZKM Art & Media Centre’s Filmpalast cinema in Karlsruhe, Germany, mixed on Allen & Heath dLive systems. The production switched between stage, screen and live music, requiring a flexible audio system at the helm. Managed by ICF Karlsruhe in cooperation with Baden TV and involving the children’s charity, ARCHE Karlsruhe e.V., there was a total of 20 shows… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConsolesDigitalNetworkingSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/13/16 12:13 PM,
    The historic Tybee Post Theater, set in the heart of the historic district in Tybee Island, Georgia, was constructed in 1930 as a movie house for the soldiers stationed at the Army base. After closing in the mid 60s, the curtain was raised for the first time in 50 years in September 2015, reborn as a performing arts and movie venue for residents and visitors alike. A flexible, user-friendly professional audio system was requested from audio visual consultants Michael Gaster… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Friday, December 09, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/09/16 08:48 AM,
    Situated in the heart of Newcastle University’s main campus, Northern Stage Theatre in the UK features three performance spaces, including a 450 seat main house, 160 seat studio and small multi-purpose development room for up-and-coming theatre companies and events. Production manager Chris Durant arrived nearly a year ago, one of the immediate priorities was to improve the technical infrastructure, which now includes new loudspeakers from RCF. Operating as a charity, the theatre had done little to upgrade its technology since… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/29/16 08:44 AM,
    The MCH (Messe Center Herning) group is one of Scandinavia’s largest congress centers, based in the city of Herning, mid Jutland, Denmark, with large buildings and arenas for hosting conferences, sports events and rock concerts. The group has just installed new d&b audiotechnik loudspeakers into its theatre in Herning town center, which will be used for both conferences and live music events. The decision to select d&b was made by a team of in-house and external professionals after presentations and… View this story
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  • Monday, November 28, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/28/16 12:38 PM,
    Audio technology from Harman Professional Solutions is playing a role in the six month Dutch touring production of the musical Hair, utilizing a JBL rig supplied by Story Sound. Known for its immortal songs such as Let The Sunshine In, Aquarius and I Got Life, this timeless hippie classic has been re-imagined under the direction of Carline Brouwer and is, according to Story Sound managing director, Michael Story, a wonderful piece of story-telling; so getting the balance of dialogue intelligibility… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudioSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 11/28/16 09:22 AM,
    The Musikalische Komödie (“Musical Comedy”), a division of the Leipzig Opera in Germany, has decided for an audio solution from the Dutch sound system manufacturer Alcons Audio. The focus of the house, which is known far beyond the city limits as “MuKo”, is on operettas and musicals, and increasingly also on ballet performances. As the sound system of the auditorium had gotten old, a modern solution was being sought that would satisfy the needs of the 520-seating, acoustically demanding room… View this story
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