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  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/22/12 04:06 PM,
    Les Vieilles Charrues celebrated its 21st birthday in July this year. Founded in 1992 in Brittany with the aim of making the widest possible range of music genres accessible to everybody, Les Vieilles Charrues, often cited as a French Glastonbury, has rapidly become the biggest music festival in France. The 2012 edition offered headline acts including Bob Dylan, Sting, The Cure, Portishead, LMFAO, Kasabian as well as many huge French artists such as Thomas Dutronc, Zebda, Orelsan, Amadou et Mariam… View this post
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    PSW Staff 08/22/12 03:47 PM,
    CTS Audio recently deployed more than 50 of Crown I-Tech HD Series and XTi Series amplifiers to power a JBL VerTec line array system for the for Covenant High in Christ (CHIC) youth conference earlier this summer at the University of Tennessee’s 25,000-seat Thompson-Boling Arena. The 5-day event featured numerous inspirational speakers and musical performers. “We were given the opportunity to upgrade some of our inventory this past winter, and that included the purchase of more than 150 Crown I-Tech… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    Dave Rat 08/22/12 01:22 PM,
    Back in 1974, the Grateful Dead put together what was easily the most unique, experimental and perhaps complex sound system ever configured for live sound reinforcement in that era. This system was named the “Wall of Sound” and jt was a complete divergence from conventional sound reinforcement thinking. There were two key concepts combined together resulting in a very interesting outcome: 1) Because PA systems of the day were stacked on either side of the stage and often blocked audience… View this post
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  • Monday, August 20, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/20/12 02:18 PM,
    L-Acoustics’ Japanese distributor Bestec Audio has supplied a KARA/KUDO WST line source system to the Orchard Hall, Shibuya, Tokyo. This large-scale cultural facility was the first of its kind in Japan, and consists of a concert hall, theatre, museum, a cinema, cafes and art shops. The 2,150-seater Orchard Hall has undergone a major refit, including the installation of a central system of 12 KARA cabinets with six KUDO, three SB18i subwoofers and one 115XT HiQ coaxial per side. A further… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 08/20/12 11:50 AM,
    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of video game franchise “The Legend of Zelda,” Nintendo commissioned an original symphony to tour the U.S., giving fans a nostalgic live experience of music and cinematic visuals. To create the complex audio components of the live production, “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses,” Producer Jason Michael Paul tasked the show’s Sync and Program Director, Alex Levy, to find the industry’s best personal monitoring systems that are durable and best suited for the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemWirelessAudio

  • Friday, August 17, 2012
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    PSW Staff 08/17/12 07:30 AM,
    Guinness World Records-certified as “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” Summerfest recently drew close to a million fans to 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee, providing live music from more than 700 bands performing over 11 days on 17 stages, as well as at 23,000-capacity Marcus Amphitheater. Long-time Summerfest provider Clearwing Productions returned once again to handle the challenge of supplying and coordinating sound, light, staging and logistics. Making its debut at the Summerfest Miller Lite Oasis… View this post
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    PSW Staff 08/17/12 06:59 AM,
    Auralex Acoustics, is now shipping its new HoverMat Isolation Platform. Like Auralex’s critically acclaimed HoverDeck, the HoverMat isolates a drum set from the floor or a hollow stage, reducing coloration from floor resonance by decoupling the drum kit, thereby resulting in a tighter, more pure sound for both studio and live applications. The HoverMat differs from the HoverDeck by offering a solution that is more portable, lighter and easier to set up & tear down (it simply rolls up) and… View this post
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    PSW Staff 08/17/12 06:45 AM,
    Building on years of success with Soundcraft Vi1 digital mixing console, rock and roll legend Ray Davies used a Soundcraft Vi6 as the front of house console for his recent tour. Davies, co-founder of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members The Kinks, recently embarked on a tour through Canada and the United States, with Los Angeles-based group The 88 serving as Davies’ opening act and backing band. Davies’ performances span a seemingly endless catalog of legendary songs, a few… View this post
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    PSW Staff 08/17/12 05:58 AM,
    Bader Field in Atlantic City over a recent summer weekend was the site for the Orion Music + More Festival featuring Metallica on the main stage along with 30+ bands and over 33,000 in attendance on each of the two-days. ACIR Professional (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) provided the new Yamaha CL5 Digital Console and two Yamaha PM5Ds for the Damage Inc stage along with ten Yamaha TX3n amps for monitors. The Damage Inc stage featured performances by Suicidal Tendencies, Sepultura,… View this post
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  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/15/12 09:40 AM,
    The 2012 Montreux Jazz Festival, which ran from June 29 through July 14, welcomed various world-class artists and bands performing on 15 different stages. For the 19th consecutive year, Shure was the Official Technical Partner for Microphones and Wireless Systems. Throughout the festival, Axient Wireless Systems were used on the main stage in the Auditorium Stravinski, including the “Freak Out Party” on July 13, where Chic, Mark Ronson, Groove Armada, Tavares, Ultra Naté, and others performed. As in years past,… View this post
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