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  • Monday, September 30, 2013
    PSW Staff 09/30/13 10:26 AM,
    Legendary prog-rockers Kansas recently celebrated its 40-year anniversary with a one-off special concert at Benedum Center in Pittsburgh. Accompanied by a 41-piece symphony orchestra in the first act, the next offered a traditional, rockin’ set of their classics. The event brought together original members for the first time in 30 years: the five touring members (original members Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, Richard Williams, and long-time members Billy Greer and David Ragsdale), as well as guest spots by original members Kerry… View this post
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  • Thursday, September 26, 2013
    PSW Staff 09/26/13 06:26 AM,
    As part of a complete renovation, more than 40 LED Chauvet fixtures replaced the outdated, conventional lighting system at the Hollywood Improv. To give the 2,200-square-foot venue a new look, Rutherford Designs installed new audio equipment, electric video screens and an efficient LED lighting system. Richard Rutherford, vice president of Rutherford Designs, specified the installation of 26 CHAUVET DJ SlimPAR Pro RGBA and 10 CHAUVET DJ SlimPAR Pro VW wash lights, 3 CHAUVET DJ COLORband PiX pixel-mapping fixtures and 4… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStage

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013
    PSW Staff 09/25/13 04:32 PM,
    At the NASCAR Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July, the opening ceremonies featured popular country singer/songwriter Justin Moore and his band performing with PM9 handheld microphones from Nashville-based Miktek. Front of house engineer Jeff Oliver states, “The Miktek PM9 is awesome right out of the box. I know it will sound like him, it will work, and I won’t have to adjust anything.” Steve Durr, a noted acoustical consultant who’s responsible for all audio systems at the… View this post
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    PSW Staff 09/25/13 10:44 AM,
    Line 6, Inc. today introduced the new POD HD Pro X guitar multi-effects processor and studio interface, replacing the popular POD HD Pro. Like the recently released POD HD500X, POD HD Pro X features more DSP processing power than before, giving musicians even greater flexibility for creating complex signal paths and unique, intricate tones. “POD HD Pro X makes the latest POD available in a rack-mountable form factor,” said Max Gutnik, Vice President of Products, Line 6. “With a world-class… View this post
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    PSW Staff 09/25/13 09:34 AM,
    D.A.S. Audio has announced that the company manufactured the 10,000th unit of its successful Aero 12A powered line array systems in July. The powerful D.A.S. Aero Series 2 range of line array systems is the result of the company’s continuous effort and work developing successive generations of Aero Series line array systems over the past 10 years. The versatility of the D.A.S. Aero 12A systems has led to their use in a range of concerts staged by major stars, including… View this post
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  • Tuesday, September 24, 2013
    PSW Staff 09/24/13 01:49 PM,
    The San Diego Opera is expanding its production communication coverage area with the help of Clear-Com’s wireless intercom system. As part of a system upgrade, the opera has installed six Tempest®2400 Digital Wireless Intercoms with the new Seamless Roaming capability. The four-channel wireless systems not only support more wireless BeltStation users and deliver the most intercom options, but they also provide the crew and management department with interference-free communications across multiple productions spaces. One of the leading opera companies in… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionConcertStage

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    PSW Staff 09/24/13 01:37 PM,
    France-based Amadeus has announced that their highly-anticipated ML 28 subwoofer is now shipping and available through dealers in Europe and Asia. The ML 28 subwoofer was premiered at the 2013 Musikmesse Prolight + Sound Frankfurt Expo. The new subwoofer, fitted with dual 18-inch speakers, combines a set of unique acoustical properties with high-timbral precision and extraordinary power handling capability. The ML 28 system is designed for use with conventional loudspeakers as well as line array systems manufactured by Amadeus, including… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsProductConcertInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 09/24/13 12:51 PM,
    Having used GLP’s impression X4 LED heads in the design of Fleetwood Mac’s current touring set, production designer Paul ‘Arlo’ Guthrie has turned to 16 of the small impression X4S for the current theatre (and festival) shows by veteran rock singer, Chris Isaak. These are mounted on five vertical pipes — four on the center bar and three each on the others. With economy at the forefront of his thinking, Guthrie sensed that the new X4S fixtures could not only… View this post
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  • Monday, September 23, 2013
    PSW Staff 09/23/13 08:53 AM,
    The arrival of system and sound engineer Laurent Delenclos at French Harman Professional distributor SCV Audio not only boosted the company’s technical support, but provided added reassurance to the growing network of JBL VTX users. Although Delenclos is supporting all the represented Harman Professional brands, his primary focus has been on spreading the word about VTX via demos and at the SCV Audio facility outside Paris. Following the VTX system’s French debut in September 2012 at the summer festival, Foire… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, September 20, 2013
    PSW Staff 09/20/13 02:25 PM,
    For the band’s first-ever performances in China, heavy metal legends Metallica delivered two packed shows at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena. A Meyer Sound Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system was deployed by Ling Hua ProSLV. “I was immediately struck by the linearity of the LEO system, even when it was pushed to very high levels,” says Freddy Kot, chief engineer for Ling Hua ProSLV. “Even with sustained readings of over 112 dB at FOH, there was no distortion. And of… View this post
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