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  • Friday, December 09, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/09/16 09:05 AM,
    Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system was selected to provide front of house and monitor mixing at the first Delta Jazz International festival hosted in Astrakhan, South Russia. The 3-day festival was an Italian-Russian collaboration involving the Astrakhan State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome and the International Academy ARCO Foundation. The dLive system employed at the festival comprised a S5000 surface, DM48 MixRack and DX32 expander module, plus the new IP6 remote controllers. Monitor… View this post
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  • Thursday, December 08, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/08/16 01:19 PM,
    Frost Productions recently provided audio, stage and lighting for a short concert featuring highlights from a new Broadway musical that marked the unveiling of a major New York department store’s holiday window displays. To achieve maximum results, Frost deployed Martin Audio MLA Mini arrays to ensure a high level of audio quality and smooth, consistent coverage. The show featured “Dear Evan Hansen,” an emotional coming of age story starring Ben Platt, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Rachel Bay Jones that combines… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/08/16 11:10 AM,
    Audio engineer/designer Jody Elff recently wrapped up a world tour with The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, which formed under the artistic direction of cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The Silk Road Ensemble gathers distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries to explore contemporary multicultural musical crossroads and then embarks on an international musical journey across the globe. A long-time user of DPA Microphones, Elff once again relied on the company and its mics, which for this… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/08/16 09:20 AM,
    Contemporary Christian musician, singer, and songwriter Phil Wickham has released nine CDs since 2003 and has just wrapped up a tour in support of his 2016 release of Children of God performing at houses of worship across the country. The tour’s monitor engineer/production manager Gene Kim, and front of house engineer/tour manager, Brandon Breitenbach, both used Yamaha CL5 digital audio consoles for east coast and west coast tour legs. “The workflow and speed of the console is what really made… View this post
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  • Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/07/16 04:32 PM,
    For the NBC live telecasts of two outdoor holiday events in New York City, Clair Global was faced with massive coverage areas, unpredictable weather, and Manhattan’s famously crowded wireless spectrum. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” tree lighting telecast on November 30 each presented similar challenges to the wireless specialists at Clair Global. Under the unforgiving conditions of live network broadcasts, Clair Global RF engineer and project manager Joshua Flower selected Shure Axient wireless microphones and… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/07/16 10:56 AM,
    “Enduring Memories of Hangzhou,” a concert directed by Zhang Yimou, was performed for world leaders on September 4th in China for the G20 Summit with support from Community Professional loudspeakers.  The show later made its public debut in October, attracting huge audiences to the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. The upgraded show maintains 80% of the original program content and benefits from a new audio system which has been installed to delight audiences from all over the world. This… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/07/16 10:27 AM,
    Formed in Brasilia in 1987, Brazilian punk/hardcore band, Raimundos, recently recorded its first acoustic DVD using Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system, supplied by Sao Paulo PA company, WR Sonorização. A departure from previous live recordings, the band decided to record a live acoustic set to be released as a DVD. The band was supplemented with various additional musicians, including a pianist and strings section. The dLive system comprised a S7000 with DM64 MixRack, managing a total of 16… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/07/16 08:41 AM,
    With 138 shows scheduled over a 15-month run across five continents, Justin Bieber’s marathon “Purpose World Tour” is on track to rank among the five top grossing tours of 2016. The tour’s success relies heavily on an intimate connection between artist and audience, a feat accomplished physically with aggressive out-in-the-house staging and sonically supported by a Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system from VER Tour Sound. Selection of the LEO Family system was a collaborative decision on the part of… View this post
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    M. Erik Matlock 12/07/16 07:48 AM,
    I took guitar lessons over this past summer. I’ve been around bands and music my entire life, and at one point was an unbelievably mediocre bassist. I had enough ability to know the notes on the neck and follow a chart. I was even pretty solid with rhythm and accuracy. But that, as they say, was that. Anyway, the guitar lessons taught me a lot of things that I thought I already understood. They produced enough new information to feel… View this post
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  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/06/16 03:01 PM,
    The 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, recently held at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena, was seen by more than 9.0 million viewers via both the Univision broadcast and those attending the sold-out live event. Orlando, Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was on site to provide RF coordination for the production. More than 170 RF frequencies were used for wireless microphones, in-ear monitors and intercom systems. To minimize the already crowded RF bandwidth, PWS furnished five Radio Active Designs UV-1G wireless intercom… View this post
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