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  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    PSW Staff 02/26/13 02:53 PM,
    The Who’s 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia—which sets the tale of teen Jimmy Cooper amidst the global sociocultural upheaval and psychological angst of the times and the rivalry between Britain’s mods and rockers—has been reprised in a multimedia display on the band’s latest outing. The 37 date tour, which began in November and runs through the end of February, celebrates the four-decade anniversary of the album’s release and marks the band’s first major North American tour in four years. The Quadrophenia… View this post
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  • Friday, February 22, 2013
    Bill Sapsis 02/22/13 04:05 PM,
    Motorized winches. Lift machines. Line shaft winches. Cable drum winches. Whatever you want to call them, they’re everywhere these days, with more coming. To ride the wave, however, a lot more understanding has to be brought on board. (Get it? Wave…board?) Winches that are designed to lift scenery, lighting or other heavy stuff is what we’re talking about. Please don’t confuse them with machines used for opening and closing curtains on traveler tracks. They are a whole different animal and… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/22/13 02:08 PM,
    Vintage Trouble, formed just three short years ago, are now the opening act for The Who’s “Quadrophenia and More” tour, already completing 25 shows with 12 more to go. 25-year veteran front of house engineer, Brian Anderson, is mixing the band using a new Yamaha CL5 digital audio console and Rio3224-D, provided by Sound Image (Nashville). Anderson’s credits include Blues Traveler, Spinal Tap, Hoobastank, Batlord, Lovehammers, Brother, just to name a few. He has also mixed a Cirque Productions show… View this post
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  • Thursday, February 21, 2013
    PSW Staff 02/21/13 04:30 PM,
    The new Kitchen & Bar Van Rijn adjoins the famous Escape Club on Amsterdam’s fashionable Rembrandtplein, and is owned by entrepreneurs Ton and Dick Poppes. Recently opened, the restaurant is laid out similar to a grand café, with a terrace and upstairs area. Inspired by the beauty and the masterpieces of Rembrandt van Rijn, guests can enjoy authentic Dutch cuisine in a cosmopolitan atmosphere with open kitchen and sound reinforcement from RCF.  The Poppes tapped 24/7 Audio, a locally based… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/21/13 03:26 PM,
    Founded in the early 80’s, Elio e Le Storie Tese (which loosely translates to “Elio and the Tense Situations”) is an Italian pop/rock band that evolved from the underground Zappa-esque “Rock demenziale” scene of the late 70’s. The band’s music is a blend of different genres, where cheeky and often insolent lyrics contrast sharply with complex musical arrangements. Claudio Scavazza, long-time PA technician for Elio, worked with audio rental company Sonique on the systems approach for the band’s latest tour,… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/21/13 04:48 AM,
    Delicate Productions (Camarillo, CA) provided sound reinforcement for the recent U.S. concert tour by the Killers U.S. tour, which appeared in a variety of venues, including   mid-sized arenas, small theaters, casinos, and ballrooms. Delicate picked up the tour from Capital Sound in the UK, making a seamless transition in terms of coverage, audio quality and impact. Asked if the systems were similar, Killers front of house engineer James Gebhard says, “Absolutely identical. Capital and Delicate worked really well hand… View this post
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  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013
    PSW Staff 02/19/13 06:08 PM,
    Sound engineer John Delf, has exchanged the Soundcraft Vi1 he has been using on club duty with fast emerging London girl trio Stooshe, for the larger Vi6 for the edgy soul/hip hop of Plan B (Ben Drew) on the arena circuit. Supplied as part of a complete PA package by Dave Shepherd’s BCS Audio, the UK arena shows have been split into two distinct sections, featuring Plan B’s 2010 album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks in the same track order,… View this post
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    Dan Laveglia 02/19/13 05:10 PM,
    The idea of setting up a complicated audio system every day, in constantly changing venues and in the time limitations of a few hours is daunting, to say the least. Yet it’s the inevitable reality of touring sound. Thousands of pounds of hardware, miles of cable and hundreds of connections are required for system operation. All of this must be done in a timely manner, to allow for the “black art” of tuning the rig and mixing the music. Multipin… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/19/13 02:07 PM,
    An Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system has been installed in London’s exclusive Arts Club. Managing FOH and monitor audio in the live performance room, the modular system comprises an iDR10 MixRack and iLive-112 Surface and fulfills the venue’s need for a fully-spec’d pro mixer installed in an extremely compact control area. Founded in 1863 by Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope and Lord Leighton, the members-only venue attracts a top-end clientele, hosting gigs, art and fashion events, and private parties.… View this post
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  • Monday, February 18, 2013
    PSW Staff 02/18/13 12:39 PM,
    Newly equipped with a variety of Meyer Sound wide-coverage loudspeakers, the Rhythmic Music Conservatory (Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium or RMC) in Copenhagen has been at the forefront of contemporary music education since it was established in 1986. Today RMC offers coursework in music performance, music education, music and movement education, sound technology, music management, and songwriting. With a direct connection to the Danish Ministry of Culture, the RMC prides itself on high standards and has consistently maintained an audio inventory to match.… View this post
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