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  • Friday, May 27, 2016
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    Jonah Altrove 05/27/16 06:25 AM,
    I first started reading Live Sound International during high school (literally, during school), and I distinctly remember feeling frustrated by the professionals’ jargon. To that point, the sum total of my experience was “guess/test/revise” with whatever gear my school had lying around. I understood some concepts, but not the terms for them. I knew how to ring out a monitor, but I had no idea that process was called “ringing out.” I just knew it was a thing you were… View this post
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  • Thursday, May 26, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/26/16 01:00 PM,
    Capital Sound Hire is providing full audio production for Il Divo on their current world tour, featuring music from their latest album ‘Amor & Pasion’. This project is also the first major tour for which the Wimbledon-based audio company are using their recently purchased Outline GTO C-12 system, covering arena shows throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia. Il Divo have enjoyed global success since forming in 2003, recording in seven languages, selling well over 30 million albums worldwide and scoring… View this post
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    PSW Staff 05/26/16 08:04 AM,
    At The Drive-In’s 2016 reunion tour was greeted with elation by fans around the world. And UK gig-goers were recently treated to a series of dates powered by an Allen & Heath dLive mixing system. Front of house engineer Ben Hammond (whose other credits include Deaf Havana and Of Mice And Men) employed a dLive S5000 surface and a DM64 MixRack at front of house, with an Allen & Heath GLD80 digital desk, AR2412 AudioRack and two AR84 Expander AudioRacks… View this post
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  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/25/16 11:00 AM,
    When Grease: Live, a television adaptation of the 1971 musical Grease, aired on FOX, audio supervisor/designer Bruce Arledge knew that DPA Microphones would provide the perfect audio support for the multitude of actors on set. Brought on by producer Greg Sills and production mixer Mark King, Arledge was confident that the DPA mics would catch every syllable, both spoken and sung. Shooting on four stages at Warner Bros. Studios and outfitting multiple performers, Arledge needed microphones that would complement the… View this post
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    PSW Staff 05/25/16 08:45 AM,
    Professional Wireless Systems, a subsidiary of Masque Sound, has purchased the first two newly-released Bel Digital BM-A1-64DANTE monitoring units for their latest music awards show in Miami, FL. Jim Van Winkle, general manager of PWS, says, “We had an analog monitoring system, but it required us to either put a splitter in line or get a return feed from the main show splitter. We had been looking for a way to monitor through Dante and we decided this box would… View this post
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  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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    Mark Frink 05/24/16 11:09 AM,
    The input list and stage plot is the audio core of any technical rider and the road map for organizing stage equipment and console inputs. Accurate advance information allows risers and backline to be placed, microphones and wedges cabled, and even a line check when the touring crew’s travel is delayed. Working for clubs, festivals or sound companies, we’re often frustrated by inaccurate paperwork reflecting a version of a band that’s months or years old. The reason for out-of-date paperwork… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 05/24/16 09:05 AM,
    3G Productions of Las Vegas and Los Angeles deployed a Martin Audio MLA system for Wango Tango 2016 at the StubHub Center stadium in Carson, CA. Sponsored by KIIS FM 102.7 and hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the all-day concert event featured Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Zayn, Iggy Azalea, The Chainsmokers and Fifth Harmony. 3G system tech Manny Perez explains that challenges for the show included, “a residential neighborhood beyond the stands in the direction the PA was pointing… View this post
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    PSW Staff 05/24/16 06:42 AM,
    Adele’s tour of Europe and North America is possibly the biggest tour of 2016 – it certainly has the highest of production values and there is, quite simply, no room for error. German rental company Black Box Music and a team of engineers have specified Sennheiser’s flagship Digital 9000 system microphones for Adele and her three backing singers. For Sennheiser, being part of such a prestigious, high production value tour fits perfectly with its ethos of providing solutions that continually… View this post
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  • Monday, May 23, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/23/16 02:08 PM,
    The jewel in the crown of Mexico’s live music scene is the Vive Latino festival. Now in its 17th year, this concert weekend takes place in the Foro Sol in Mexico City with important and upcoming bands from all over Ibero-America.  This year, 150,000 people gathered to hear the performances of 70 artists and groups from 18 countries, supported by loudspeakers from NEXO. As in previous years, the primary PA systems were provided by Tecnoson Espectaculos, for the promoter OCESA… View this post
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    Bob McCarthy 05/23/16 10:27 AM,
    Go here to read part 1 of this series.————————————————— “In the beginning there was graphic EQ.” The first standard tool for system equalization was the graphic equalizer. Early versions were 10 bands at octave intervals, but the 1/3rd-octave version took over the market completely by the late 1970s. The 31 bands were standardized to a series of 1/3rd-octave intervals beginning with 31 Hz. There was no standardization of the shape of the filters, however. One model might use 1/3 octave… View this post
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