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  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/26/13 12:50 PM,
    After two decades and over 40 million albums sold worldwide, Limp Bizkit is back with a new lineup, a new album (Stampede of the Disco Elephants) and a new tour hitting mid-sized venues in the US and Europe through the summer. Rat Sound is handling the production, consisting of a DiGiCo SD5 and a 16-input SD Mini Rack at FOH with a 56-input SD Stage Rack. Engineer Bryan Worthen spec’d the SD5 for the tour, following its use on a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/25/13 12:32 PM,
    Building on the success of the DiGiCo D5T, still in current use on shows such as Cinderella, SD7T consoles have become a mainstay in the audio trenches on Broadway and in the West End (UK) for many a year, with their potently powerful hardware, Stealth engine and theatre software kit capable of handling the most intricate demands of theatre audio today. This June, a slew of the newest productions utilizing DiGiCo SD7T consoles took home coveted 2013 TONY Awards. Kinky… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, June 24, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/24/13 02:32 PM,
    A 32-channel API 1608 console found its home in an interesting place in the far north when singer-songwriter Florent Vollant updated his studio. Established in 1997, Vollant’s Studio Makusham is located in Mani-Utenam, Quebec, Canada, a part of the Innu Reserve, where over 3,000 indigenous people reside. Florent Vollant’s music history runs deep. He has released three albums in his Innu-language and is well-known in the Inuit community. His Christmas album, Nipaiamianan, received a blessing from Pope John Paul II… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConsolesDigitalStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/24/13 11:33 AM,
    Italian singer Mario Biondi, accompanied by UK-based jazz-funk band Incognito and other guest musicians, held a unique concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall for the world premiere of his new album, SUN. SSE Audio Group provided a pair of Harman Soundcraft Vi6 consoles for FOH and monitor mixing for the event. With a capacity of over 5,500, the Royal Albert Hall hosts more than 350 events year round including classical, rock and pop concerts, ballets, operas, and much more. With… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, June 21, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/21/13 01:16 PM,
    Two Behringer X32 digital mixers will take the stage with F.R.E.I. when they hit the festival circuit in support of their new album, “Grenzenlos”. Founded by 5 musicians with a bevy of credits from years of touring, F.R.E.I. could have chosen any console for their maiden voyage — and they chose the X32. For monitor duties, F.R.E.I. selected the X32 Rack plus the S16 Digital Snake for stage to front of house connectivity. By creating a dedicated X32 eco-system with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 06/21/13 07:18 AM,
    Scrub, a division of HHB Communications, has supplied Molinare’s Film and TV Post Production facilities with a 32-Fader Avid S5 Fusion Control Surface and Pro Tools upgrades for its newly revamped Dubbing Theatre A in Soho, London. The refurbishment of Molinare’s Dubbing Theatre A makes it Soho’s only audio post production facility to offer a Pro Tools-based Euphonix DSP system. In addition to the S5 control surface, the theatre has been upgraded to Avid’s powerful Pro Tools HDX and version… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConsolesDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/21/13 07:01 AM,
    Electra Partners is pleased to announce the acquisition of mixing console manufacturer, Allen & Heath, from D&M Holdings. £43 million of equity and debt has been provided by Electra Private Equity PLC and Allen & Heath’s management. Founded in 1969, Allen & Heath designs and manufactures audio mixing consoles for live sound, such as concerts, theatres and houses of worship. With an experienced management team and an extensive global distribution network, the company holds a leading market position and has… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsBusinessConsolesDigitalManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, June 20, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/20/13 04:17 PM,
    Studer VistaMix is a new software upgrade for the range of Vista digital mixing consoles, offering automatic microphone mixing that removes the need for an operator to manually adjust all the faders all the time, leaving the microphones of talking participants open while closing the mics of silent participants in order to reduce spill and background noise. Mixing sound for houses of worship in particular can pose a unique set of challenges, particularly when services involve large choirs, musical ensembles… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductConsolesDigitalMicrophoneMixerSoftware

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/19/13 10:19 AM,
    Bader Field, Atlantic City was the site for the first VetRock concert, held in honor of those forgotten that served in the Vietnam War.  Held the first Saturday in June, the concert featured memorable bands from the 70s including headliners Mark Farner from Grand Funk Railroad, Mitch Rider, the Buckinghams, the Traamps, Soul Survivors, as well as local area bands. Special guest speaker was Lt. Oliver North with Joe Piscopo acting as the event’s emcee. The day’s festivities lasted every… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/18/13 03:59 PM,
    Just in time for the shipping of Martin Professional’s new flagship lighting console, the M6, Martin has released a new software version for M-Series consoles with hundreds of improvements and a new user-interface, built from the ground up to make programming performances easier and more efficient. The new v3 software is all about speed with faster start-up time, show loading and more efficient access to functions. The clean and modern user-interface has been optimized for touch and gesture technology, which… View this post
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