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  • Monday, May 14, 2012
    PSW Staff 05/14/12 09:51 AM,
    Independent FOH engineer Nigel Paul is using the Midas PRO9 digital live audio system for the band’s ongoing world tour. Dream Theater has been on the road almost continuously since July 2011 in support of its 11th studio album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events. Clair Global is the audio provider. For Paul, choosing a Midas PRO Series console was an easy decision. A career-long fan of Midas analog consoles, most notably the XL4, he became an early adopter of the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/14/12 09:30 AM,
    Recycled Percussion holds the distinction of the highest non-vocal finalists ever on “America’s Got Talent”. They’re now playing for audiences at the famed Tropicana Las Vegas Theater, performing six interactive shows a week using nearly 60 Audix mics to capture their brand of mayhem. From the moment guests enter the theater and are each handed a drum stick and something to bang on, to the curtain raising to reveal… well nothing, it’s obvious that this will not be a typical… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Friday, May 11, 2012
    PSW Staff 05/11/12 06:05 AM,
    The team of rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis is making some of the most forward-thinking hip-hop music on the planet Lewis, who also handles many of the engineering duties for the duo, recently committed to purchasing a Metric-Halo ULN-2 preamplifier/interface so that they could cut studio-quality tracks for their forthcoming album while on the road. “I’m in the middle of producing a full-length LP with rapper Macklemore,” said Lewis. “I needed a small unit that could deliver audio quality… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConcertProcessorSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/11/12 05:44 AM,
    Women’s Audio Mission, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, recently partnered with Manley Labs and Telefunken Elektroakustik, who provided microphones for a recording session with the GRAMMY Award Winning Kronos Quartet. Telefunken generously loaned WAM a pair of ELA M 260s, AR-51s and CU-29 Copperhead microphones and Manley Labs loaned a Manley Gold Reference specifically for the session. The Kronos Quartet recorded material for their upcoming performance of “Women’s Voices” on… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • Wednesday, May 09, 2012
    PSW Staff 05/09/12 09:24 AM,
    Malaysian DPA dealer AV United has supplied a number of mics to two companies staging the Penang World Music Festival 2012, Kinakoworx Productions and Echo Sound. The annual event, hosted by the Penang State Tourism Development and Culture Office, was held at Penang’s Botanic Gardens. It featured 18 bands from as far away as Colombia and Mongolia as well as from neighbouring Indonesia, South Korea and the Philippines. The DPAs – 10 DPA d:vote 4099D clip mics for drums and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/09/12 06:38 AM,
    Built in 1989, the Théâtre Musical de Pibrac (TMP) is a popular concert and music-based theatre, situated 10 minutes from the centre of Toulouse. With an amphitheatre-style main auditorium, seating 448 (750 standing) it also has a separate lobby, exhibition area, café theatre, rehearsal and reception areas. The theatre receives incoming shows as well as producing its own, with resident company, Figaro & Co. TMP recently decided to overhaul its distribution network and at the same time upgrade its Soundcraft… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Tuesday, May 08, 2012
    PSW Staff 05/08/12 03:26 PM,
    If jazz music is epitomized by freedom of expression then the VIP Jazz Club in Zagreb is better placed than most to understand that concept. Located on Bana Jelacica square situated in downtown Zagreb, the square is significant for being the cradle of Croatian independence. The club itself is comparable in size to the venerable Ronnie Scott’s in London and indeed hosts a similar range of recognized international jazz artists. Like Scott’s it also boasts a d&b audiotechnik sound system.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/08/12 12:57 PM,
    Point Source Audio has launched the new CO-7L Miniature Lavalier in response to customer demand for a lavalier version of its flagship CO-7 earworn microphone.  The new CO-7L Miniature Lavalier fills a need for speakers in broadcast or theatre production who generally prefer or need an “invisible” option.  The CO-7L element is extremely small so it can be cleverly hidden in the hairline, behind a button, or even attached to eyeglasses.  It is also water-resistant to be more resilient against… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/08/12 12:49 PM,
    Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system was selected by promoters, Cato Music, to manage FOH and monitors on the British Music Embassy stage at this year’s iconic SXSW festival in Austin TX, USA. Showcasing the UK’s brightest new bands and artists, the British Music Embassy was exclusively based at downtown Austin’s Latitude 30 club, where an iDR-48 MixRack and iLive-T112 Control Surface was installed at FOH, digitally split using a Dante networking card to a duplicateiDR-48/T112 for monitors. There… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAVConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/08/12 07:31 AM,
    As the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch tours North America in 2012, front of house engineer Bruce Reiter will be mixing them on his new desk: the Midas PRO2C digital mixing system. “I was looking for a compact console and saw it online,” Reiter states. “I was considering a lot of different desks, but then I had the opportunity to touch the PRO2C for the first time at the NAMM Show. I decided then and there that I… View this post
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