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  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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    Ike Zimbel 11/10/15 11:25 AM,
    It’s 9 am and I’ve just tumbled off the bus into today’s venue, a.k.a., “The Naming Rights Arena,” another stop on the five-month, 59-city Rock This Country tour by Shania Twain that I’m working with VER Tour Sound. The first hour is spent helping the rest of the audio crew as we tip the first of two trailers (mostly PA). About an hour later, the second trailer is empty as well, and I’m able get to focus on my “real”… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/10/15 09:25 AM,
    Audioconsulting AG recently deployed a Studer Vista X digital console from Harman Professional Solutions at Raiffeisen Bank’s Dialogue Plus event that brought together 10,000 Raiffeisen employees and board members in a 32,000-square-meter hall. The Studer Vista X enabled engineers to efficiently deliver clear audio in several different languages to multiple zones throughout the event space. Raiffeisen Bank was able to effectively communicate with a diverse group of attendees, making the large-scale corporate event a success. Held at the Messe Basel… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/10/15 07:31 AM,
    The eighth installment of The Outlook and Dimensions festivals took place over the last weeks of summer in Pula, Croatia supported by Void Acoustics. The Outlook and Dimensions Festivals were some of the first dance music weekend long festivals to make their home in Croatia and are now known for their amazing fort location, and towering Void sound systems. The Outlook festival dedicates itself to reggae, drum ‘n’ bass and jungle while Dimensions specializes in the deep end of techno,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Monday, November 09, 2015
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    PSW Staff 11/09/15 02:33 PM,
    During Pope Francis’s recent visit to the United States, Beltsville, Maryland-based RCI Systems provided sound for the Pope’s midday prayer service, which was telecast from inside St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on September 23rd. Bob Capotosto, systems design engineer for RCI Systems, was the project manager for providing sound for the midday prayer service. RCI Systems provided the audio feed for NBC, who televised the event, using Earthworks FM500 podium microphones. “For this event we used three Earthworks FM500… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVEngineerManufacturerMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/09/15 02:00 PM,
    As the city’s main stage for operetta, opera, musicals and ballet, Vienna’s Volksoper is an incredibly busy theatre with some 300 performances of around 35 different productions staged every year between September and June. Delivering such a high volume of performances requires a great deal of effort from everyone involved, especially the sound department, who turn to DPA Microphones to meet such a strenuous demand. “To cope with such an intense workload, our sound equipment has to be flexible, durable… View this post
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    M. Erik Matlock 11/09/15 11:41 AM,
    After several years designing and installing sound systems for small- and mid-sized churches, I discovered an unobtainable goal that we tend to pursue, even though we know it’s a mirage. I’m referring, of course, to the concept of idiot-proofing. A recent trade show visit had me concerned about the way a lot of gear is being marketed. At least to me, it appears that most manufacturers are working to eliminate the human element in purporting to design equipment that simply… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureTrainingAVEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

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    11/09/15 09:47 AM,
    Sound supervisor Daniel S. McCoy CAS, owner and operator of ToneMesa, a Los Angeles-based location and post-production audio company, was recently asked to lend his ear to mix a new CMT reality show featuring American Idol contestant turned country star Kellie Pickler. He seized the opportunity and integrated DPA Microphones, Sound Devices and Wisycom into the production. The new reality TV show, I Love Kellie Pickler, focuses on Pickler’s personal life with her husband, Nashville songwriter Kyle Jacobs. Produced by… View this post
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  • Friday, November 06, 2015
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    PSW Staff 11/06/15 04:09 PM,
    Audio-Technica supplied more than 150 vocal and instrument microphones for the 49th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, presented Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Broadcast live in 5.1-channel surround sound on the ABC Television Network, the awards show featured an extensive selection of Audio-Technica hard-wired microphones, plus Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless Systems with AEW-T6100a and AEW-T5400a Handheld Microphone/Transmitters. The CMA Awards presentation is recognized as Country Music’s Biggest Night and represents the pinnacle of… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/06/15 02:40 PM,
    A diverse range of music tracks are on tap for the upcoming Live Sound International Loudspeaker Demo, slated for November 17-19 in Nashville. Hosted in conjunction with the WFX Expo, the event will be held in an expansive exhibit hall (Hall D) in the Music City Center, located downtown near the historic Ryman Auditorium and numerous live music venues. And for the first time, there will also be dedicated demo sessions focusing on portable loudspeaker systems, joining the popular compact… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsAVEducationEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    PSW Staff 11/06/15 11:52 AM,
    Zac Brown, of the three-time GRAMMY Award winning Zac Brown Band, has taken delivery of an API 48-channel Legacy Plus console at his Nashville studio. API built the Legacy Plus according to Brown’s specific configuration requests, which included API’s automation. The company recently sent a team to Music Row to commission the console at Brown’s personal studio, Southern Ground Nashville. Formerly a Presbyterian Church, Southern Ground stands out among other spaces on Music Row partly because the building itself is… View this post
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