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  • Thursday, February 07, 2013
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    PSW Staff 02/07/13 04:47 PM,
    Award-winning South African front of house engineer, Marius Marais, has long been a fan of Studer and Soundcraft mixing consoles. Recently, he increased his mixing arsenal adding a Studer Vista 5 SR, a Soundcraft Vi1 and Si Compact (with optical card)—all supplied by Harman Professional’s South African distributor, Wild & Marr. Marais’ CV includes “SA Idols”—and he has also been associated with the South African Music Awards (SAMA), the 2010 FIFA World Cup and other high-profile events. The Vista 5… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/07/13 04:36 PM,
    A compact Allen & Heath iLive system was recently carried on tour with comedian, Frankie Boyle. FOH engineer, Steve Pattison, selected an iDR-48 MixRack with rackmount iLive-R72 Control Surface due to its very small footprint, and road tested the new dynamic EQ and multi-band compressor features from iLive’s latest firmware update, V1.9. “For me, the iLive-R72 is essential for theatres shows where FOH space is at a premium, as it is so compact but offers all the functionality and quality… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/07/13 01:22 PM,
    The memorable 12.12.12 Concert For Sandy Relief, organized for the benefit of the victims of Hurricane Sandy, brought together some of the best and most famous pop-rock stars, for an unforgettable night. On the stage at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012, there were great artists such as Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Chris Martin, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band. Coemar Infinity Wash… View this post
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  • Wednesday, February 06, 2013
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    PSW Staff 02/06/13 05:11 PM,
    On February 11 2013, ConcertSound Clair officially changes its trading name to Clair UK and begins the latest chapter of its illustrious life as one of Britain’s first-generation live audio service companies. Founded in 1977 as Concert Sound Limited, the firm evolved from the break-up of Welsh rock band, Man, whose team included manager Barrie Marshall, agent Tim Boyle from the Arthur Howes Agency, tour manager David ‘Tag’ Hall and road crew Jeff Hooper and Robert Collins. At Boyle’s suggestion,… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/06/13 12:39 PM,
    As football fans gathered at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and in front of television sets around the world for Super Bowl Sunday, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company, was on location in New Orleans to provide its expert frequency coordination and RF management for referee microphones, as well as pre-game and halftime entertainment. For the company’s 17th consecutive Super Bowl, PWS once again partnered with ATK Audiotek and Versacom for the big game. Recognizing that preparation is extremely important… View this post
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  • Tuesday, February 05, 2013
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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 12:09 PM,
    VenueMagic has enhanced the fixture override feature for its family of Show Control platforms. Combining live hardware control with VenueMagic’s ability to pre-program show elements, fixture override allows users to take real-time control of their VenueMagic-controlled show using hardware such as DMX lighting consoles, MIDI controllers, or VenueMagic’s built-in Virtual Control Surface. Fixture override works by disabling any pre-programming – from a fixture to a timeline – that a user chooses to control in real-time. Users can take control of… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 11:50 AM,
    Gemini is pleased to announce the G4V, a USB controller/audio interface with a 4-channel mixer. Gemini showed the G4V at the recent NAMM 2013 show in Anaheim. The G4V transforms the standard DJ controller into a dynamic performance controller. With 2 full-featured DJ decks, touch-sensitive jog wheels, 4 channels of audio with 3-band EQ and filter controls, and 16 multi-function performance pads and rotary encoders the G4V delivers the sought after controls for spontaneous and intuitive track playback and manipulation.… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 09:30 AM,
    From December 28th to January 20th, Lennon and McCartney fans were treated to the theatrical concert Hey Jude at Forum in Copenhagen. A spectacular musical and visual treat with lighting design by Jonas Bøgh, the Beatles-inspired show used a host of Martin Professional MAC luminaires, including the new MAC III Wash, with supply by Nordic Rentals. “I needed a very powerful fixture to create an enormous ‘background of light,” explains LD Jonas Bøgh. “At the beginning of the theatre concert… View this post
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  • Friday, February 01, 2013
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    PSW Staff 02/01/13 08:43 AM,
    Martin Professional’s new M6 is a state-of-the-art lighting console that functions as a highly advanced visual control surface. Designed to control everything from conventional and moving lights to the most advanced media server, the M6 has been designed for today’s demanding multimedia shows and tomorrow’s challenges. Martin M6 incorporates the latest available technologies with an industrial multi-core processor, solid-state drives and custom-designed high-brightness touch screens. The M6 is capable of delivering up to 64 DMX universes directly from the console’s… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/01/13 08:41 AM,
    New Jersey-based Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, who first achieved prominence in the mid-1970s and are still touring nationally, recently performed at The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ with ACIR Professional (Egg Harbor Township, NJ) supplying audio production and backline. The audio system included a new Yamaha CL5 digital console with two Rio3224s, which ACIR co-owner Ed DiBona used to provide the monitor mix. “The console sounds great, and I really like the color coded channel strips,”… View this post
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