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  • Friday, December 02, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/02/16 12:45 PM,
    SoundGirls.Org has announced a series of educational workshops to be held this month (December) and next (January 2017) at Rat Sound Systems in Camarillo, CA. All workshops will be led by top A-1 engineer/systems tech Ivan Ortiz of Rat Sound. First up, on Saturday, December 10, is Best Practices For “Throw & Go” FOH And MON. Topics to be covered include: —Venue limitations (stage dims, proximity effect, house gear)—Priority in dialing in a mix—Foldback mixing—Microphone selection and placement—File storage—Digital console… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsTrainingAVEducationEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementTechnicianWireless

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    Pat Brown 12/02/16 11:12 AM,
      It’s all about inputs and outputs (I/O). How do I get an audio signal from one to the other? The ongoing evolution of professional audio has produced a number of viable digital interfaces to complement legacy analog I/O practices. The choices may seem confusing at first, but when you break them down the strengths and weakness of each become apparent. In this overview, I will start with analog since it is familiar to most readers and serves as a… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallTrainingAnalogAVDigitalEducationEngineerEthernetInstallationInterconnectMeasurementProcessorSignalSystemTechnician

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    PSW Staff 12/02/16 08:33 AM,
    Located in Jiutepec, just south of Mexico City, the SOGA (“Sounds of Gaia”) complex was opened by Angel Sananda in 2012, with SOGA Recordings beginning operations in August 2015. The complex itself includes a 175-person auditorium, two project studios, a coffee shop, a rooftop garden, accommodations for 20 people, and a newly-installed 32-channel Rupert Neve Designs “Shelford Edition” 5088 console. According to Sananda, “The core intention behind SOGA was to create a working space that could combine music production and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesDigitalEngineerInstallationStudio

  • Thursday, December 01, 2016
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    Jonah Altrove 12/01/16 11:53 AM,
    Like many sound engineers, I have a background in music, so I’ve been on both sides of sound checks and know how annoying a poorly-run check can be for musicians. These experiences have led to a paradigm shift in the way I approach sound checks: they’re for the artists, not the engineers. On the road, practice time is in short supply, so many artists prefer to use their stage time to rehearse new material, tweak the backline, and tighten up… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/01/16 09:41 AM,
    Telefunken microphones are on Justin Bieber’s “Purpose World Tour” in support of his fourth studio album “Purpose.” “We’re using Telefunken microphones on all of the live instruments,” explains Bieber’s front of house engineer Ken “Pooch” Van Druten. “We have two different drum kits, one that Justin plays, and we use Telefunken dynamic M82’s for the kick drums, and M80’s on all snares top and bottom, and there are three snare drums in the main drum kit. We use Telefunken condenser… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/30/16 01:28 PM,
    3G Productions recently provided five DiGiCo consoles to support RiseUp AS ONE, a live concert event held on the US-Mexico border in San Diego on Saturday, October 15. The event, produced jointly by the Fusion and Univision networks, and broadcast and streamed worldwide in both English and Spanish, featured Latino and Latina artists such as Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bosé, Julieta Venegas, Los Tigres del Norte, Lupillo Rivera, Carlos Vives and Natalia Lafourcade, as well as appearances from Gael Garcia Bernal,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerMonitoringSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/30/16 09:05 AM,
    Glenn Jordan’s musical footprint covers decades of film and TV, from HBO dramas to popular animated shows on Nickelodeon. He’s won an Emmy for his role as musical director on Pee-wee’s Playhouse, and has worked with everyone from Sha Na Na to Shari Lewis, and TV shows like The X-Files and Six Feet Under. In the busy world of film and TV scoring, he lives by the almighty deadline. “It’s Monday morning, and I need to have 22 minutes of… View this post
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  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/29/16 10:58 AM,
    Maximo Park has released five studio albums to date, with a Mercury Prize nomination under their belt and two gold accredited albums. The band has a recognizable sound which saw a home-town crowd erupt in Times Square Newcastle this summer at a special outdoor concert in the city center. The 5-piece alternative rock band has been performing with the Midas PRO1 digital mixing system at front of house, adding a new dimension to their distinct sound. Andy Hawkins is the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/29/16 10:45 AM,
    Thirty number one singles, and more than 50 Top 10 albums kind of says it all about Yoad Nevo. He’s a producer, mixer, and plugin developer, and works with a string of artists at his London hub, Nevo Sound Studios, on a daily basis. Key to Nevo’s quick, dynamic workflow is his DiGiGrid DLS, which multitasks in the studio just as much as the man himself. Yoad Nevo’s discography is pretty staggering. His credits include Pet Shop Boys’ Yes; Goldfrapp’s… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerEthernetProcessorStudio

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    Craig Leerman 11/29/16 07:33 AM,
    Sure, you have a great microphone collection, the latest digital console, and fantastic loudspeakers – that’s everything required of a sound company, right? Well, not exactly. The truth is that it’s the little things that can make the most significant difference between a “good” or “great” gig. Here’s a list of some (not all) of the “must haves” at any show, no matter how big or small. —- Gaffer (“Gaff”) Tape – not “duct” (or “duck”) tape, or masking tape,… View this post
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