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  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015
    martin audio
    PSW Staff 01/28/15 04:41 PM,
    Kevin Sucher, front of house engineer for popular Canadian operatic pop foursome The Tenors, recently had a successful first experience mixing with a Martin Audio MLA Compact loudspeaker system supplied by RMB Audio (Selma, NC). For two concerts at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, NC, Sucher utilized a house system comprised of 12 Martin Audio MLA Compact enclosures and six DSX subwoofers per side, with four MLA Mini cabinets for lip fill, all networked via U-NET. Avid VENUE Profile consoles were… View this post
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  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    PSW Staff 01/27/15 07:39 PM,
    At the annual Winter NAMM show, Taylor Guitars has hosted performances in its demo room by an array of eclectic artists who over the years have included Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Coheed & Cambria, Night Ranger, Plain White T’s, Steven Curtis Chapman, Damn Yankees, Barenaked Ladies, Christopher Cross, Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), and many others. For more than a decade, wireless microphone and instrument systems used on the performance stage, as well as in the guitar manufacturer’s dealer meetings,… View this post
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  • l-acoustics
    PSW Staff 01/27/15 03:53 PM,
    The annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour spread its Yuletide rock, pop and R&B across the U.S. throughout last December, and although the roster of artists appearing on each stop varied from city to city, one constant during the trek was the L-Acoustics K1 main system provided by Red Hook, NY-based Firehouse Productions. The tour began at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in early December with more than a dozen artists, including 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith… View this post
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  • dpa microphones
    PSW Staff 01/27/15 02:57 PM,
    Sound designer and front of house engineer Greg Walsh utilized a selection of DPA microphones to capture the sound of Kate Bush’s recent “Before the Dawn” concert series at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Walsh specified DPA Microphones’ d:vote 4099 mics for a number of instruments, including percussionist Mino Cinelu’s rig, where they worked well on the bougarabou, djembe and floor tom. He also applied a d:dicate 4011 recording mic as a “central focus” mic for shakers and other handheld percussion, wireless… View this post
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  • Monday, January 26, 2015
    micrphone techniques
    Bruce Bartlett 01/26/15 08:50 AM,
    Let’s face it—the live sound reinforcement realm presents some microphone challenges that regularly threaten sound quality. Look at the conditions. The monitors feed back. They leak into the vocal microphones and color the sound. The bass sound leaks into the drum mics, and the drums leak into the piano microphones. And then there are the other mic-related gremlins breath pops, lighting buzzes, wireless-mic glitches, and even electric shocks. So let’s have a look at solving at least some of these… View this post
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  • Friday, January 23, 2015
    PSW Staff 01/23/15 02:13 PM,
    CAD Audio is expanding its critically acclaimed CADLive line with a number of new vocal and instrument microphones at Winter NAMM 2015. The new CADLive D32 is a Supercardioid dynamic handheld vocal mic with a QuietTouch on/off switch. Its Neodymium capsule design produces a powerful signal in different live sound applications. Exceptional sound quality and durable all metal construction round off this versatile performer. The 3-pack D32X3 is outfitted with carry case and mic clips Also a Supercardioid dynamic handheld… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 01/23/15 02:04 PM,
    Midas is pleased to announce the addition of the M32R and M32C digital consoles, and the DL32 32 x 16 stage box to the Company’s well received M32 platform. Both the M32R and M32C are 40-input / 25-bus digital mixers with a host of connectivity options sure to appeal to audio professionals in need of advanced live sound and recording solutions. The M32R features the same award-winning Midas Microphone Preamplifiers and “1-million cycle” motorised faders as the PRO Series consoles.… View this post
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  • Thursday, January 22, 2015
    PSW Staff 01/22/15 11:25 AM,
    Sennheiser has launched evolution wireless D1, a range of digital wireless microphone systems that lets bands go wireless the easy way. The announcement was made at the 2015 NAMM show in Anaheim.  With systems for vocals or for instruments, a band’s life is made simpler: transmitters and receivers automatically pair and select suitable transmission frequencies, while multiple D1 systems can automatically coordinate themselves. ew D1 operates in the 2.4 GHz range, which is license-free worldwide. “D1 instantly readies you for… View this post
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    PSW Staff 01/22/15 08:40 AM,
    After more than a dozen years in retirement, Garth Brooks has returned to the road with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, for a global tour that has already sold over one million tickets. DiGiCo SD7 digital consoles lie at the heart of both the front-of-house and monitor positions. The trek, in support of Man Against Machine - Brooks’ first new studio album in 13 years - formally kicked off with 10 shows in Chicago on September 4 and is now moving… View this post
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  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015
    PSW Staff 01/21/15 03:19 PM,
    American music legend John Fogerty continues to entertain fans around the world with regular touring throughout North America and overseas. His most recent tour marked a complete departure from his regular audio system of many years – this time going on the road with the new Adamson Energia PA provided by Atomic Pro Audio. “I’ve been working with Atomic for almost 20 years,” explains Tim Schad, production manager working with John Fogerty since 2006. “I was sold on Adamson the… View this post
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