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  • Tuesday, August 07, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/07/12 02:28 PM,
    New Adamson Systems Energia E15 line arrays were deployed by Energia beta partners MPM and Waveform Audio to provide main sound reinforcement at the Sonisphere festival site in Amneville, France, which featured artists such as Faith No More, Marilyn Manson, Wolfmother, Machine Head and others.  Chief audio designer Julien Poirot of Waveform notes, “The E15 is just a perfect PA. There is amazing headroom and precision in the low frequency with a very powerful and clean mid/high section. This is… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSoftwareSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • dpa microphones
    PSW Staff 08/07/12 02:22 PM,
    Held annually on the fourth of July in the Hatch Shell at the Esplanade along the Charles River, the Boston Pops Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular is an institution, with the concert and fireworks show drawing about 500,000 attendees each year. The last hour of the event, which is marking its 39th consecutive year, is also broadcast to millions on the CBS television network. The music is fantastic, with conductor Keith Lockhart leading the world-renowned Boston Pops Orchestra in a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 08/07/12 02:16 PM,
    Macy’s recently kicked off their tribute to Brasil with in-store celebrations at key locations across the county.  The purpose of the “Brasil: A Magical Journey” campaign is to celebrate and bring awareness to the culture and history of Brasil and its people through clothing lines, home furnishings, jewelry and more. The Center City, Philadelphia store was one of the day-long kick-off locations. Throughout the day shoppers were provided with an assortment of live music and dance performances in various locations… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • martin audio
    PSW Staff 08/07/12 10:06 AM,
    MHA Audio of Hagerstown, MD, a sound reinforcement and live event production company serving the northeastern US, recently chose to add a Martin Audio MLA Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array system to its inventory MHA Audio provides professional sound systems and production management services regularly for leading local promoters and event companies such as IMP Productions, Live Nation, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Pier Six Pavilion Partners, and Showcall Inc. As part of its dynamic growth, MHA Audio has purchased the MLA System 36… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • lectrosonics
    PSW Staff 08/07/12 06:12 AM,
    Multi-platinum band Foreigner has been touring extensively this year, utilizing Lectrosonics systems outfitted with Digital Hybrid Wireless technology on both vocals and instruments. Albuquerque, NM-based Lorenzo Banda is Foreigner’s monitor engineer, and in addition to handling all aspects of the band’s monitor system—including mixing—he is also responsible for the wireless microphone equipment used during performances. This includes overseeing lead vocalist Kelly Hansen’s use of the Lectrosonics HH handheld transmitter (equipped with an Earthworks mic capsule), keyboard player Michael Bluestein’s use… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Monday, August 06, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/06/12 05:12 PM,
    Front of house engineer Robbie McGrath chose to deliver his mixes on a Midas PRO6 digital console for the recent comeback gigs by The Stone Roses in front of 225,000 fans at Manchester’s Heaton Park. McGrath, whose sound engineering credentials include some of rock music’s finest acts, including The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Kasabian, praised the PRO6 for its musical ability. “The head amps are incredible. I can set up the PRO6 the same way as I would a great… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalMixerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 08/06/12 09:55 AM,
    Roger Hodgson, one of the founding members and voice of the legendary English band Supertramp, recently completed the first leg of his “Breakfast in America Tour 2012” in South America.  A total of 16 concerts were offered across the continent, and in Rosario, Argentina, where Hodgson played to a full-house at the city’s Salón Metropolitano, D.A.S. Aero Series 2 sound systems provided top quality sound for the event. Local company Marti Audio, with Ariel Marti at the helm, rolled out… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Friday, August 03, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/03/12 04:20 PM,
    With a large, loyal fan base and a long history of spectacular performances, country icon Kenny Chesney is on the road again, teaming with Tim McGraw on one of the biggest draws of the 2012 touring season. Audio for the tour is being handled by Nashville-based Morris Light & Sound, with VP of Audio John Mills hitting the road as systems engineer/audio crew chief. “For a stadium tour like this, there are literally millions of dollars on the line every… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • audio-technica
    PSW Staff 08/03/12 09:56 AM,
    For a recent performance with Sarah McLachlan at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, noted drummer Curt Bisquera (Josh Groban, Mick Jagger, Seal, Elton John, The Beach Boys) employed a wide arsenal of microphones from Audio-Technica. Specifically, he used an AE2500 dual-element cardioid instrument microphone on kick drum; an AE3000 cardioid condenser instrument microphones on toms; and ATM650 hypercardioid dynamic instrument microphones on top and bottom of snare. Further, an AT4050 multi-pattern condenser microphone handled overheads, and an AE5100 cardioid condenser instrument… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, August 02, 2012
    digital consoles
    PSW Staff 08/02/12 03:12 PM,
    There’s been an exceptional number of notable large-format digital console applications of late. It demonstrates the impressive capabilities of the technology as well as the skill and talent of the engineers deploying them. Here’s a look at some of the more notable uses. The Queen Extravaganza Tour To support the summer tour for a nine-piece band chosen by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor to celebrate the legendary band’s legacy and music, front of house engineer James McCullagh… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerSound Reinforcement