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  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/17/15 01:13 PM,
    Now in their 20th year of touring with Meyer Sound systems, Dave Matthews Band (DMB) once again relied on a LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system for its recent 20-city tour of European arenas. As the band’s system of choice since 2013, LEO is the latest in a line of Meyer Sound loudspeaker systems provided by longtime supplier Pro Media/UltraSound, dating back to DMB’s first major headline tour in 1996 with an MSL-3A conventionally powered loudspeaker system. “I find that… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/17/15 10:55 AM,
    Engineer/producer Mark Needham’s discography reads like an essay in eclecticism, with credits ranging from Fleetwood Mac, Imagine Dragons, and John Hiatt to Pharoah Sanders, Taj Mahall, and Pink. Add in an extensive list of projects for film, TV, and commercials, and you’ve got a picture of a musical chameleon with an unstoppable work ethic. Needham’s passion for the creative process is reflected in his Los Angeles studio, The Ballroom, where a tantalizing mix of vintage and bleeding-edge gear reflects his… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/17/15 09:24 AM,
    Since its inception seven years ago, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House (SOH) has always pushed the boundaries, whether in performance style, musical content, or the support structures that underpin it. So when Jeremy Christian, head of sound and AV at the SOH suggested to the festival curator Ben Marshall that he wanted to implement a new piece of control software from d&b audiotechnik, Marshall said, “I’m all for it.” “It was good timing for us,” said Christian. “Pushing the… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/17/15 09:16 AM,
    Sound Image, headquartered in Escondido, California, with offices in Nashville, Tennessee and Tempe, Arizona, recently added 90 more Adamson loudspeakers to their inventory. Sound Image already carries a significant inventory of E15, E12, SpekTrix and E218.  The recent acquisition includes additional E15 and E12 enclosures as well as the new S10 line array and E219 subwoofers. “Our first experience with Adamson was with the purchase of the Yaxis series from Jesse Adamson, who is now our director of business development,”… View this post
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  • Monday, November 16, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/16/15 07:16 AM,
    Renkus-Heinz has again expanded its engineering team with the appointment of Lorenzo Rene Barrios, Jr. to the position of loudspeaker engineer. Barrios joins Renkus-Heinz after a successful tenure at Walt Disney Imagineering, where he served as principal audio/video specialist, working on projects at Disney theme parks in the U.S. and Asia. He has also held high-level design engineering positions at QSC Audio, as well as JBL. In his new position, Barrios will report to senior VP Ralph Heinz, and be… View this post
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  • Friday, November 13, 2015
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    Gary Zandstra 11/13/15 12:53 PM,
    This article is provided by Gary   Over the last 30-plus years, I’ve served on numerous tech teams at various ministries and have learned many things – many of them the hard way. While nothing replaces knowing the tech side of the audio craft, there’s a lot more to being successful in the role. Here are some things I’ve picked up along the way, combined with the results of an informal survey of worship leaders about what they want… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/13/15 10:32 AM,
    In Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, the 3,000-capacity Terminal 5 is the largest concert venue of the New York City portfolio of national concert promoter The Bowery Presents, which currently ranks as the number three club in ticket sales worldwide. Audiences coming through the venue in recent months have been hearing an even fresher sound—that of a new L-Acoustics K2 concert reinforcement system supplied by See Factor Industry, which also provided system design, installation guidance and consulting. The new pair of 12-enclosure… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/13/15 09:34 AM,
    Students studying music and audio production at the University of Westminster now have access to a new recording facility that incorporates technology from Solid State Logic, PMC, Tubetech and Prism Sound. After careful planning and budgeting, the new facility on the University’s Harrow campus finally opened in July and was put through rigorous testing over the summer prior to the start of the new academic year. Alan Fisher, previously acting dean and head of the University’s Music Department, and now… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/13/15 08:06 AM,
    Janet Jackson embarked on The Unbreakable World Tour at the end of August, hitting the road on the initial North American leg with audio production provided by VER Tour Sound, including a pair of DiGiCo SD7 consoles at front of house and monitors. At the end of September, StubHub announced that the early dates, in support of Jackson’s new No. 1 album, Unbreakable, placed the tour among the top 10 hottest concerts of the fall season based on sales through… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/13/15 07:24 AM,
    Television composer Brian Wayy’s music has been heard on over 300 TV shows, with both custom music and tracks from his library company Teletunez Music, which offers a catalog of production music. He’s also had an accomplished career as producer, songwriter and remixer for hitmakers such as Paula Abdul, Stevie B, Rod Stewart, Wilson Phillips, Diana Ross, RuPaul, Corbin Bleu and The Doobie Brothers. What now connects these endeavors is monitoring through a pair of Genelec 8240A SAM Studio Monitors.… View this post
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