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  • Monday, April 01, 2013
    PSW Staff 04/01/13 01:45 PM,
    American Idol reigns on as one of the most successful shows in television history. For the show’s upcoming live episodes, Valencia, California-based ATK Audiotek revamped the American Idol set with a variety of Harman’s JBL Professional loudspeakers. Baltzell designed some novel loudspeaker arrangements for the new American Idol system. “We had to accommodate a number of needs for the new set at CBS Television City in Hollywood, and they can’t be accommodated by a one-size-fits-all system,” said Pat Baltzell, sound… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 04/01/13 10:57 AM,
    The Production Resource Group (PRG employed an Outline GTO Line Array, MANTAS and Butterfly-driven sound system for a recent Andrea Bocelli performance in the BB&T Center, the largest indoor arena in Florida. Principally used for live sporting events and with occasional high-end pop concerts, the challenge for Outline and PRG was to transform the sonic space of this multi-purpose arena into a symphonic hall capable of delivering the subtle nuance and gripping power of a Bocelli performance. Outline’s OPENARRAY-3D prediction… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 04/01/13 09:33 AM,
    Billed as the world’s largest live entertainment and exhibition event, the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo—with rodeo and concert events known as RodeoHouston—is also one of Texas’ largest charities having contributed more than $330 million to the state’s youth since 1932. This year, the three-week rodeo and concert series at 72,000-seat Reliant Stadium was heard via the largest contingent of L-Acoustics K1 arrays ever deployed,  provided by LD Systems of Houston. The concert list included a long list of… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioAVConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, March 29, 2013
    PSW Staff 03/29/13 08:56 AM,
    Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand recently drew a huge turnout for Coca-Cola Thailand’s “Real Voice, Real Talent” concert, featuring performances from all 59 contenders of The Voice Thailand television series. For the event, Ten Years After Audio (TYAA) deployed its new JBL Professional VTX line arrays and Crown Audio I-Tech HD amplifiers. The “Real Voice, Real Talent” concert had a large, square stage set up in the middle of the stadium, with loudspeakers and amplifiers on all four sides… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Thursday, March 28, 2013
    Ken DeLoria 03/28/13 10:49 PM,
    This is the first in a series of articles about how to safely rig, fly, suspend, attach, or otherwise elevate loudspeakers and associated sound equipment above the level that gravity intends; i.e. the ground.  The information we’ll be presenting is equally applicable to professionals who are touring or working with rental systems - and to those who are engaged in permanent installations.  While the means, methods, and techniques may vary a bit from rental to permanent install work, the principals… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionFeatureStudy HallProductionRiggingStagingBusinessConcertEducationStageSystem

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    PSW Staff 03/28/13 09:13 AM,
    When production for Smokey Robinson presents Human Nature: The Motown Show decided to relocate from the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas to the nearby Venetian Hotel, experienced lighting designer Steve Cohen received a call out of the blue from the show’s Creative Director, David Rudder. “They had already hired a set designer [Andy Walmsley], and were interested in having me light the show in the new space,” he recalls. “Although we had never met before, since I live in Vegas,… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertInstallation

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    PSW Staff 03/28/13 09:07 AM,
    Versatile front of house engineer Barry Bartlett utilized Turbosound’s powerful and authoritative Flashline line array speaker system to deliver clear, seamless audio for the Young Voices Arena Tour earlier this year. Featuring choirs ranging from five to eight-thousand children’s voices, Bartlett was using the Flashline system, supplied by long time Turbosound partners Britannia Row Productions, for the first time. “What really struck me was the consistent horizontal and lateral coverage achieved by Flashline across the huge performance spaces, including London’s… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2013
    PSW Staff 03/27/13 01:32 PM,
    Over 20,000 watts of QSC K and KW Series Active Loudspeakers are helping to bring an authentic concert experience to the set of “Nashville,” ABC’s new hit primetime musical drama. The compact, high-powered speakers are being used to deliver pre-recorded music tracks to the actors and an audience of extras on the “Nashville” soundstage with a clarity that not only creates a lifelike concert atmosphere but also helps the show’s editors achieve perfect lip sync. A critical and popular hit,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, March 25, 2013
    PSW Staff 03/25/13 11:05 AM,
    When Belgian–Australian multi-instrumental musician and singer-songwriter Wally de Backer, known by his stage name Gotye went out on his recent world tour, Earthworks microphones were along for the ride. Gotye’s FOH engineer Lachlan Carrick was familiar with Earthworks in a studio setting, yet discovered the live sound microphones while touring with Gotye and Kimbra in early 2012. “I’d used Earthworks mics a couple of times in the studio for various things, and was always impressed with the way they came… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/25/13 10:57 AM,
    Usher, Diddy, Macklemore and Bun B is just a short list of acts that Allen&Heath consoles were used to stream the experience at this year’s South by Southwest music conference (SXSW) recently held in Austin, Texas. During the event Allen & Heath digital consoles were used to stream the experience live to millions of fans around the world. Allen & Heath partnered with The FADER FORT and Dell to stream more than 50 acts during the SXSW Music Festival.  The… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement