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  • Friday, May 27, 2016
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    Jonah Altrove 05/27/16 06:25 AM,
    I first started reading Live Sound International during high school (literally, during school), and I distinctly remember feeling frustrated by the professionals’ jargon. To that point, the sum total of my experience was “guess/test/revise” with whatever gear my school had lying around. I understood some concepts, but not the terms for them. I knew how to ring out a monitor, but I had no idea that process was called “ringing out.” I just knew it was a thing you were… View this post
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  • Thursday, May 26, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/26/16 01:00 PM,
    Capital Sound Hire is providing full audio production for Il Divo on their current world tour, featuring music from their latest album ‘Amor & Pasion’. This project is also the first major tour for which the Wimbledon-based audio company are using their recently purchased Outline GTO C-12 system, covering arena shows throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia. Il Divo have enjoyed global success since forming in 2003, recording in seven languages, selling well over 30 million albums worldwide and scoring… View this post
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    PSW Staff 05/26/16 08:04 AM,
    At The Drive-In’s 2016 reunion tour was greeted with elation by fans around the world. And UK gig-goers were recently treated to a series of dates powered by an Allen & Heath dLive mixing system. Front of house engineer Ben Hammond (whose other credits include Deaf Havana and Of Mice And Men) employed a dLive S5000 surface and a DM64 MixRack at front of house, with an Allen & Heath GLD80 digital desk, AR2412 AudioRack and two AR84 Expander AudioRacks… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalMonitoringSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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    Mark Frink 05/24/16 11:09 AM,
    The input list and stage plot is the audio core of any technical rider and the road map for organizing stage equipment and console inputs. Accurate advance information allows risers and backline to be placed, microphones and wedges cabled, and even a line check when the touring crew’s travel is delayed. Working for clubs, festivals or sound companies, we’re often frustrated by inaccurate paperwork reflecting a version of a band that’s months or years old. The reason for out-of-date paperwork… View this post
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    PSW Staff 05/24/16 09:05 AM,
    3G Productions of Las Vegas and Los Angeles deployed a Martin Audio MLA system for Wango Tango 2016 at the StubHub Center stadium in Carson, CA. Sponsored by KIIS FM 102.7 and hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the all-day concert event featured Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Zayn, Iggy Azalea, The Chainsmokers and Fifth Harmony. 3G system tech Manny Perez explains that challenges for the show included, “a residential neighborhood beyond the stands in the direction the PA was pointing… View this post
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    PSW Staff 05/24/16 06:42 AM,
    Adele’s tour of Europe and North America is possibly the biggest tour of 2016 – it certainly has the highest of production values and there is, quite simply, no room for error. German rental company Black Box Music and a team of engineers have specified Sennheiser’s flagship Digital 9000 system microphones for Adele and her three backing singers. For Sennheiser, being part of such a prestigious, high production value tour fits perfectly with its ethos of providing solutions that continually… View this post
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  • Monday, May 23, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/23/16 02:08 PM,
    The jewel in the crown of Mexico’s live music scene is the Vive Latino festival. Now in its 17th year, this concert weekend takes place in the Foro Sol in Mexico City with important and upcoming bands from all over Ibero-America.  This year, 150,000 people gathered to hear the performances of 70 artists and groups from 18 countries, supported by loudspeakers from NEXO. As in previous years, the primary PA systems were provided by Tecnoson Espectaculos, for the promoter OCESA… View this post
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  • Friday, May 20, 2016
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    Old Soundman 05/20/16 10:56 AM,
    Why is it that people like us, night after night dealing with musicians, and the person at every gig that comes up and says the sound sucks, let me at that thing pal, just because he got a new CD player for Christmas. Why do we still want to mix live music? I swear it’s a sickness! 1. You’re right, it is a sickness. Seek help from qualified medical personnel before it’s too late. Turn yourself in for re-grooving. You… View this post
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    PSW Staff 05/20/16 06:48 AM,
    Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system was recently employed at front of house for a large concert held at Jinhua stadium, Zhejiang Province in China, to promote the cultural relationship between Kyrgyzstan and China.  The 30,000 seat venue hosted a line-up, which included several top artists from both countries, including Asian super stars, Jay Chou, Wilber Pan, Xie Tianxiao and Elva Hsiao. Managed by PA company, Shanghai Jiexin Entertainment Equipment, the production included technically complex stage, lighting and sound… View this post
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  • Thursday, May 19, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/19/16 07:31 AM,
    CTS Audio of Brentwood, Tennessee has taken delivery of its first Yamaha RIVAGE PM10, adding to its already healthy stable of Yamaha digital consoles. “We were an early adopter of the PM1D and never had a serious issue with any of the Yamaha platforms,” states Mike Taylor, vice president, CTS. “From a reliability standpoint, we’ve had nothing but customer success with our Yamaha consoles. Once we saw the RIVAGE system, we knew that this console was next in line to… View this post
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