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  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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    Ken DeLoria 12/21/16 12:19 PM,
    Change is the only constant. (“Well, it used to be.” “Oh, what happened?” “It changed.”) Several years ago, I got a call to mix front of house for Uriah Heep on a mini-tour of the U.S. I hadn’t mixed a headliner rock band in a long time. Years back, fate took me down the path of product design and manufacturing, and later, I became a specialist in sound system alignment (a.k.a. “room tuning”) for major events and installations. So I’ve… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/21/16 11:53 AM,
    Sponsored by Capital One for the second year in a row, the annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour is covering the US with shows in a dozen major metropolitan cities, from Los Angeles to Miami to New York. Each night, concertgoers are treated to a rotating lineup of multiplatinum artists from the likes of Shawn Mendes, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor, Backstreet Boys, Ellie Goulding, DNCE and Ariana Grande, among others. Although the music is… View this post
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  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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    Karl Winkler 12/20/16 04:14 PM,
    Technology in professional audio (and technology in general) has changed so much and so quickly that it’s become difficult to get up to speed and stay up to date. The learning curve for some aspects of what we do is quite steep and appears to be accelerating. Analog consoles are challenging enough, but the number-crunching digital beasts are even more complex. We hardly used wireless 20 years ago, now it’s everywhere. Outboard effects have become plugins, and what were once… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/20/16 09:20 AM,
    Stephane Plisson, front of house engineer (Mylene Farmer, Johnny Hallyday / Calogero / Julio Iglesias / Julien Clerc), has chosen the eMotion LV1 software mixer from Waves Audio for the latest Kids United tour. Kids United is a French musical group comprising six children aged between eight and sixteen years. Created to support UNICEF campaigns, part of the profits from their albums go to help children in refugee reception centers. Their first album, Un monde meilleur (A Better World), which… View this post
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  • Monday, December 19, 2016
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    Merlijn van Veen 12/19/16 11:59 AM,
    Courtesy of Merlijn van Veen.   Why does a specification like “We need a sound system capable of delivering full range 103 dB(A) of clear and undistorted sound at the front of house position” make me scratch my head? Because, typically the mix doesn’t exhibit an A-weighted spectrum. Even as a precautionary measure to make sure the sound system is capable of handling the show, this remains a questionable specification. Never mind that it doesn’t mention an integration time (average)… View this post
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  • Friday, December 16, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/16/16 09:25 AM,
    The “King of Country,” George Strait has performed a series of sold-out concerts in Las Vegas this year, using Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system, supplied by VER Rentals. Strait plays in the round on a diamond-shaped stage. As he moves from corner to corner to connect with his audience, Strait’s monitor engineer, Josh Kaylor, provides a consistent monitoring environment with separate mixes for Strait, members of his band and any guests using a dLive S5000 surface and DM64… View this post
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  • Thursday, December 15, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/15/16 10:09 AM,
    Library Lions is the New York Public Library’s largest annual event and one of the most anticipated evenings on New York City’s cultural calendar. The 2016 event recognized outstanding artists and wordsmiths including Harry Belafonte, Hilary Mantel, Javier Marías, Peggy Noonan, and Colm Tóibín. To overcome acoustic challenges in the highly reverberant Rose Main Reading Room, L&M Sound & Light’s project supervisor, Maciej Zielik decided on a system comprised of two K-array KR202 portable systems placed at the front of… View this post
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  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/14/16 01:27 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 Jason I’d like to get some opinions on standard front of house DB restrictions. I’m going from a smaller PA where I didn’t really need to enforce a dB/SPL limit to a new rig that can easily outperform the small rig. I’m in a downtown outdoor environment and we have brand new high-end residential towers just… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/14/16 09:13 AM,
    Mexican sound engineer, Oscar Tovar, has selected Allen & Heath’s dLive to complete an extensive tour of LATAM managing monitors for the pop bands, OV7 and KABAH. With more than 30 years of experience, Tovar has worked with many of top Latin artists, such as Rocio Durcal, Gloria Trevi, Rocío Banquells, Mijares, Ana Gabriel, and Eugenía León. Requirements for the OV7/Kabah tour comprise 56 inputs, 21 stereo mixes, and 46 outputs, so Tovar has selected a S7000 surface and a… View this post
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  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/13/16 01:17 PM,
    Broadcast live on MSNBC, the fifth annual Global Citizen Festival (GCF) took over New York City’s Central Park in late-September for a concert that featured headliners Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Ellie Goulding, Metallica, Demi Lovato, Major Lazer and many others sharing their voices and music to help reduce world hunger, poverty and other pandemic social issues. Firehouse Productions once again served as the concert sound provider for GCF and this year switched over to L-Acoustics K1/K2-based PA system for the stage… View this post
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