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  • Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/23/16 12:35 PM,
    Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting thread from the PSW Live Audio Board (LAB) forums. It’s lightly edited for grammar and formatting. Enjoy. Posted by Jim Does anyone have any advice or stories? Up here in Canada winter is planning its inevitable return. I’ve a few out door winter and holiday themed events booked and was making a mental prep list. With digital consoles and equipment in general, the worst symptoms of extreme cold are screen freeze and cable stiffness. The… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/23/16 08:29 AM,
    Since they formed in 2011, Scottish synthpop band CHVRCHES has become massively popular worldwide. Fans flock to them for their pumping bass, infectious synth hooks, and lead singer Lauren Mayberry’s amazing voice and stage presence. At front of house for the band is engineer Paul Gallagher, who has worked with the group since their very beginnings: “Glasgow is a small town with a great music scene. I worked with Iain [Cook] and Martin [Doherty] in different bands before Chvrches. I… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/23/16 07:46 AM,
    The passing of Prince on April 21, 2016 will be one of the days forever marked on the music calendar, remembered like the losses of John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley—brilliant artists gone before their time. To commemorate Prince’s untimely death and celebrate his life and artistry, members of The Revolution, Prince’s backing band at the time of his most iconic song, album and film, “Purple Rain,” recently came together again for three shows at First Avenue, the Minneapolis… View this post
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  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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    11/22/16 12:58 PM,
    Aerosmith recently completed several dates of their Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble Tour in Brazil with Martin Audio MLA arrays provided by Gabisom Audio Equipment of Sao Paulo. The two shows included the Estádio Beira-Rio, a large football stadium beside the Gualba River in Porto Alegre with a capacity of over 50,000, as well as the Classic Hall in Olinda Recife, Brazil. For the stadium show, the Gabisom crew set up 13 MLA cabinets and one MLD per side for the… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/22/16 08:26 AM,
    At the 50th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 2, Beyoncé gracefully crossed over into the world of country music, delivering the marquee performance of the night while being supported by Sennheiser’s Digital 9000 wireless microphone system. In a harmony-filled performance of ‘Daddy Lessons’ that saw the pop superstar joined onstage alongside Dixie Chicks, Beyoncé once again demonstrated her versatility as an artist before a capacity crowd of approximately 20,000 country music fans… View this post
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  • Monday, November 21, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/21/16 03:23 PM,
    Blink-182 utilized an Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) Adaptive sound reinforcement system for their North American tour, which played sold out shows nationwide to promote their latest album, “California.” Camarillo, California-based Rat Sound provided sound reinforcement for the popular punk rock band, which they have done since the band’s rise to fame in the early 1990s. “Because we played a variety of venues from large clubs like The Joint in Las Vegas to amphitheaters and arenas, we needed to travel with… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/21/16 09:54 AM,
    London-based Britannia Row Productions has been with singer/guitarist Robert Smith and The Cure for most of that time, since 1979, providing global touring support for the post-punk group, which is currently out on the road with L-Acoustics K1/K2 arrays. Aside from a few short jaunts and various one-offs at major festivals, “The Cure Tour 2016”—which played 33 shows in North America this spring and is now journeying through 34 shows in 17 European countries—marks the first real outing for the… View this post
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  • Friday, November 18, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/18/16 03:04 PM,
    Indian PA company, Stagecraft, recently employed its new Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system at the Dildar Dandiya dance festival, held in the city of Gujarat in Surat, known as ‘Land of the Festivals’. Organized by Coconut Events, the 10-day festival was staged in the Golden Memories Dome, and attracted 12,000 guests. Indian folk singers, Kirtidan Gadhvi, Nisha Barot and Jetal Soni, performed every day. Stagecraft had recently purchased a second dLive system from Allen & Heath’s distributor, Sun… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/18/16 02:22 PM,
    In 2016, pop officially took over as the top revenue driver for live shows to the point that A-list engineers long associated with the biggest names in rock began a kind of mass migration to riding faders for pop acts. The list includes names like Tony Luna (from Five Finger Death Punch to Meghan Trainor), Toby Francis (ZZ Top, among many others, to Ariana Grande and Kanye West) and Ken “Pooch” Van Druten, who has been “the man” for Linkin… View this post
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  • Thursday, November 17, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/17/16 01:47 PM,
    MSI Production Services deployed JBL by Harman Professional Solutions VTX Series arrays to power an eclectic lineup of performers at Bayside Summer Nights: Summer Pops 2016. The live concert series featured performances by the San Diego Symphony, Diana Ross, Chris Botti, Trace Adkins, Bernadette Peters, Amy Grant and more. MSI Production Services provided and installed a new JBL VTX-based system for use throughout the summer. In the past, muddy sound quality and inconsistent results had caused issues for the San… View this post
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