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  • Thursday, December 08, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/08/16 11:10 AM,
    Audio engineer/designer Jody Elff recently wrapped up a world tour with The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, which formed under the artistic direction of cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The Silk Road Ensemble gathers distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries to explore contemporary multicultural musical crossroads and then embarks on an international musical journey across the globe. A long-time user of DPA Microphones, Elff once again relied on the company and its mics, which for this… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/08/16 09:20 AM,
    Contemporary Christian musician, singer, and songwriter Phil Wickham has released nine CDs since 2003 and has just wrapped up a tour in support of his 2016 release of Children of God performing at houses of worship across the country. The tour’s monitor engineer/production manager Gene Kim, and front of house engineer/tour manager, Brandon Breitenbach, both used Yamaha CL5 digital audio consoles for east coast and west coast tour legs. “The workflow and speed of the console is what really made… View this post
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  • Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/07/16 12:49 PM,
    Waves Audio is now shipping the Waves Primary Source Expander (PSE) plugin. PSE lets users reduce stage bleed and sensitivity to feedback when a mic is idle by automatically lowering mic levels between musical phrases – perfect for live sound and for mixing live recordings.  At the heart of the Primary Source Expander plugin is a precision expander, tailored especially for melodic sources such as vocals, guitars, strings, brass, woodwinds and more. PSE works like a fader that smoothly attenuates… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/07/16 10:56 AM,
    “Enduring Memories of Hangzhou,” a concert directed by Zhang Yimou, was performed for world leaders on September 4th in China for the G20 Summit with support from Community Professional loudspeakers.  The show later made its public debut in October, attracting huge audiences to the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. The upgraded show maintains 80% of the original program content and benefits from a new audio system which has been installed to delight audiences from all over the world. This… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/07/16 08:41 AM,
    With 138 shows scheduled over a 15-month run across five continents, Justin Bieber’s marathon “Purpose World Tour” is on track to rank among the five top grossing tours of 2016. The tour’s success relies heavily on an intimate connection between artist and audience, a feat accomplished physically with aggressive out-in-the-house staging and sonically supported by a Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system from VER Tour Sound. Selection of the LEO Family system was a collaborative decision on the part of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    M. Erik Matlock 12/07/16 07:48 AM,
    I took guitar lessons over this past summer. I’ve been around bands and music my entire life, and at one point was an unbelievably mediocre bassist. I had enough ability to know the notes on the neck and follow a chart. I was even pretty solid with rhythm and accuracy. But that, as they say, was that. Anyway, the guitar lessons taught me a lot of things that I thought I already understood. They produced enough new information to feel… View this post
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  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/06/16 03:01 PM,
    The 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, recently held at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena, was seen by more than 9.0 million viewers via both the Univision broadcast and those attending the sold-out live event. Orlando, Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was on site to provide RF coordination for the production. More than 170 RF frequencies were used for wireless microphones, in-ear monitors and intercom systems. To minimize the already crowded RF bandwidth, PWS furnished five Radio Active Designs UV-1G wireless intercom… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVConcertEngineerSound Reinforcement

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    Craig Leerman 12/06/16 02:13 PM,
    Acoustic performances, and the instruments themselves, usually need to be handled differently than the electronic side of things. Thumping kick drums, compressed bass guitars and the like are not the norm for performances intended to be more musically subtle. A more natural sound is desired and it starts with microphone choice and deployment. Fortunately, most instruments can be picked up quite nicely with just three types of mics that most sound folks already have in their inventories. A mic locker… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/06/16 10:24 AM,
    Formed in 1991, the Blue Man Group is a performance art company that takes percussion to an entirely new level. Blue Man Group is best known for its creative stage productions, which includes shows in Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Berlin. Managing the show’s various audio signals is no small endeavor and, to ensure audio quality and the routing flexibility required, the Orlando show’s audio production team relies on RME’s FireFace 800, MADIface USB, and MADI… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVConcertProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSystem

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    PSW Staff 12/06/16 09:44 AM,
    Australian metalcore band I Killed The Prom Queen recently completed a European headline tour, marking their first major outing in the continent. With a combination of festival slots and headline dates, the Aussie band were relying on the Midas M Series mixing consoles, utilizing an M32C/DL32 combo at monitor position and an M32R/DL32 at front of house, from The Audio Specialists. Jona Weinhofen, lead guitarist for IKTPQ reveals that the quality of Midas mixing technology has given the band the… View this post
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