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  • Tuesday, August 07, 2012
    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

  • l-acoustics
    PSW Staff 08/02/12 10:46 AM,
    Named “America’s Best DJ” last year by DJ Times and, Kaskade recently became the first solo electronic dance music artist in history to sell out the Staples Center in Los Angeles during a stop on his 2012 Freaks of Nature Tour. Camarillo-based Rat Sound Systems served as the sound reinforcement provider for the night, deploying L-Acoustics K1 line arrays. Marking Kaskade’s first LA show since his two consecutive sold-out performances at the Palladium nearly two years ago, the Staples… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, August 01, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/01/12 01:50 PM,
    Since 1995, Wicked Tinkers have been playing haunting bagpipes and tribal drums as a professional touring ensemble, combining a modern, almost rock-and-roll energy with the hypnotic, insistent grooves of their Gaelic ancestors. Keith Jones, drummer for the group and owner of Musicians Performance Studios in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, assists with many of the ensemble’s technical responsibilities, and he considers the Countryman B6 Omni lavalier microphone an indispensable tool in the studio and during performances. Wicked Tinkers deploys the high overload… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • das audio
    PSW Staff 08/01/12 11:27 AM,
    D.A.S. Aero Series 2 line array systems were back in action this year at the 12th Annual Viña Rock Native Art Festival in Villarrobledo, Albacete.  Over the course of the four day festival more than 200,000 spectators descended on Villarrobledo to enjoy the explosive line-up, which included the likes of Barricada, Ojos de Brujo, Rosendo, Huecco and Barón Rojo. Local company Acústica - working closely with D.A.S. Audio - headed the sound installation, utilizing D.A.S. loudspeakers on the two main… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    PSW Staff 07/31/12 02:17 PM,
    Canadian-born singer songwriter and actress Alanis Morissette recently embarked on a short summer tour in support of her forthcoming album Havoc And Bright Lights, including shows in the UK and France at which production provider Britannia Row Productions deployed Outline GTO line arrays. These shows were also some of the first in Europe to showcase two new Outline designs, including the GTO-SUB low-frequency element designed specifically for the GTO system, and the GTO-DF 120-degree down fill element. The production also… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer