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  • Thursday, June 27, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/27/13 09:47 AM,
    Tom Wiggans, front-of-house engineer for The Cranberries has joined the growing number of live sound engineers utilizing Waves Audio.  Wiggans (UB40, Squeeze, Wet Wet Wet, and Roni Size & Reprazent) has adopted Waves’ SoundGrid live platform and plugins on tour with the Irish alt-rock band. “I ended up using SoundGrid especially for problem solving,” Wiggans explains. “The most impressive thing for me is the Waves C4, since it is the first multiband compressor that I have used that I can… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 06/27/13 07:41 AM,
    Originally built in 1949, San Antonio’s Freeman Coliseum has hosted everything from rodeos, boxing and hockey to expositions, circuses and concerts. Recently Bexar County and the facility’s management team decided to embark upon a multi-year initiative to update the venue with the most recent phase involving the addition of a new L-Acoustics ARCS Focus arena loudspeaker system installed by L-Acoustics Certified Provider LD Systems. According to Garth Hemphill, sales engineer for LD Systems’ Houston office, Nelson Wilcox served as the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/26/13 12:50 PM,
    After two decades and over 40 million albums sold worldwide, Limp Bizkit is back with a new lineup, a new album (Stampede of the Disco Elephants) and a new tour hitting mid-sized venues in the US and Europe through the summer. Rat Sound is handling the production, consisting of a DiGiCo SD5 and a 16-input SD Mini Rack at FOH with a 56-input SD Stage Rack. Engineer Bryan Worthen spec’d the SD5 for the tour, following its use on a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 06/26/13 12:25 PM,
    When searching for the perfect spot luminaire system to enhance “Vive Forever,” the West End musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls, lighting designer Howard Harrison held a light shootout.  The Martin Professional award-winning MAC Viper Profile was chosen to light the stage. “The Viper is a very good unit, very bright. It’s as simple as that,” Harrison says. “We use Vipers in every scene – they are the workhorses of our lighting rig for ‘Viva Forever.’ “Throughout… View this post
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    PSW Staff 06/26/13 12:13 PM,
    When St. Phillip’s College, located in San Antonio, Texas, built the Watson Auditorium 10 years ago the idea was to provide a state-of-the-art performing arts center for the college and surrounding community. Unfortunately, the sound reinforcement system that was installed, although adequate, had intelligibility issues and was not keeping up with the demands of the theater’s programming. The school contacted San Antonio Sound & Light who worked closely with system designers from Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (WJHW) to remedy… View this post
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    PSW Staff 06/26/13 10:39 AM,
    One of the hottest new venues in Minneapolis’s thriving live music scene, Icehouse is located in a former ice harvesting plant in the city’s hip Whittier neighborhood. The interior finishes—wood and brick ceilings and walls of metal, glass and brick—underscore the building’s industrial past even as the space has been reborn as a bar and restaurant featuring live performance nightly. But while these surfaces reflect the history of the room they also literally reflect a lot of sonic energy, which… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/25/13 02:58 PM,
    As the third largest hotel in the world and the largest hotel resort complex in the United States, the MGM Grand Las Vegas is one of the true cornerstones of Las Vegas entertainment. With its broad assortment of clubs, conference centers, and arenas, the MGM Grand is one of the most in-demand venues for entertainment of all types. To ensure the best audio performance at its many events, Countryman microphones and direct boxes (DI’s) are in regular use. Jerome Lee,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 06/25/13 01:00 PM,
    German Light Products (GLP) has announced the launch of the impression X4S – the latest product in this award winning series. The impression X4S brings a whole new level of functionality to compact LED wash lights, complete with RGBW homogenous color mixing, a 7 to 50 degree zoom range and a high output level. A smaller version of GLP’s popular impression X4 fixture, the impression X4S utilizes seven high powered 15 Watt RGBW LED’s at its source. These LED’s give… View this post
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    PSW Staff 06/25/13 12:32 PM,
    Building on the success of the DiGiCo D5T, still in current use on shows such as Cinderella, SD7T consoles have become a mainstay in the audio trenches on Broadway and in the West End (UK) for many a year, with their potently powerful hardware, Stealth engine and theatre software kit capable of handling the most intricate demands of theatre audio today. This June, a slew of the newest productions utilizing DiGiCo SD7T consoles took home coveted 2013 TONY Awards. Kinky… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, June 24, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/24/13 02:36 PM,
    Nevada’s largest action sports and music festival—Extreme Thing 2013 – was recently held in Dessert Breeze Park in Las Vegas. The day-long event that combines action sports and a music festival drew more than 27,000 people to the Clark County Park. This year’s event featured two main stages along with four secondary stages providing a mix of musical genres including rock-n-roll, punk, metal, hip-hop as well as a DJ stage. H.A.S. Productions, also located in Las Vegas, was tapped to… View this post
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