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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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  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/16/16 02:24 PM,
    Front of house engineer Antony King has worked with acts like Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, and Zayn. He has also been nominated for the Pro Sound Awards Live/Touring Sound Engineer of the Year in 2013 and for the NAMM/TEC Awards Outstanding Creative Achievement Award in Tour/Event Sound Production for the 2014 Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden tour. For Antony King, mixing success was found in the MADIface XT and HDSPe MADI FX audio interfaces from RME, distributed… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/16/16 10:17 AM,
    Canadian hard rock band Kobra and the Lotus just finished a 35-date tour of Europe that saw the 5-piece group visit 18 countries. Helping the band travel lightly on the road was a Midas M32C digital rack mixer and DL32 stage box to handle in-ear monitor mixing. Production manager Andrew Peters, who also recently completed a stint of shows in the U.S. with metal band DragonForce, also made use of the M32C, stating, “Ease of transportation is the major selling… View this post
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  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/15/16 03:06 PM,
    Soundwave Productions provided a new Martin Audio MLA Compact system that enjoyed a successful inaugural run at the Dusk Music Festival. The first of its kind, the festival was held at the Rillito Downs Park racetrack at the base of the Catalina Mountains. It featured a typically eclectic Tucson lineup of artists including local Tex-Mex, Americana, indie rock’s Calexico, “Latin folk/soul artist” Gaby Moreno and “cosmic pop star” Luna Aura along with Hip Hop, EDM and other hard to categorize… View this post
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