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  • Monday, September 26, 2016
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    PSW Staff 09/26/16 10:30 AM,
    CAD Audio is shipping its StageSelect IEM stereo wireless in-ear monitor system that combines frequency agility, ease of use to U.S. and international markets. StageSelect IEM features UHF performance for connectivity in crowded RF environments. Stereo operation enables discrete signals to be transmitted to both right and left channels for enhanced monitoring capability. Featuring CAD MEB2 TruPitch balanced armature monitor earbuds with EasyFit silicon molds for a custom fit, the system ensures audio performance with greater isolation from stage bleed… View this post
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    PSW Staff 09/26/16 08:42 AM,
    When sound designer for The Hubble Cantata, Garth MacAleavey, began to plan his sound setup for this year’s live event, he knew that DPA Microphones needed to be part of the show. What he wasn’t expecting, was how essential DPA would become to the overall performance. “I was first introduced to a DPA representative through a mutual friend and Grammy winning sound engineer Marc Urselli,” says MacAleavey. “I told him about this wildly ambitious gig, and how I really wanted… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 09/26/16 07:47 AM,
    Based in Sao Paulo, Brazilian PA company, WR Sonorização, recently invested in an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system for its hire stock. WR Sonorização selected the flagship dLive system, comprising an S7000 Surface and DM64 MixRack, supplied by distributor, Audio Systems. The system is regularly used for live music events staged at TV Station, Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT), where dLive mixes the live PA and monitor mixes for visiting artists, and also provides a broadcast feed to… View this post
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    PSW Staff 09/26/16 06:38 AM,
    Friends With Benefits is a nonprofit organization that produces concerts to benefit local charities, raising more than $100,000 in the past year alone. Every April, in downtown Augusta, the organization puts on a concert called The Major Rager, and it also offers a popular series called The Riverwalk Revival. The shows are held at the lovely Jessye Norman Amphitheater, adjacent to the Augusta Commons on the shore of the Savannah River, and they are recorded and webcast. For these events,… View this post
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  • Friday, September 23, 2016
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    Old Soundman 09/23/16 12:47 PM,
    Greetings, Old Soundman, from the Great North Woods— And greetings to you from my secret location! I’m not all that old, only been riding the faders for a few years now. Ride ‘em, soundman! Yee-ha!! Hey, did you ever hear of the X Bar X Boys? The calluses are just about right on my fingers and in my ears. What a bizarre viewpoint. I don’t really like to think about calluses. But whatever floats your boat! I was one of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 09/23/16 11:36 AM,
    During a recent week-long tour of Mexico, pope Francis addressed record audiences at five venues around the country, accompanied by Solid State Logic Live L500 and L300 consoles in a variety of roles. Miguel Angel Tapia Trujillo was the front of house engineer at the Parque Chamizal in Ciudad Juárez. His SSL L500 console used the SSL Blacklight II high bandwidth multiplexed MADI connection for around 90 inputs from stage including choir, orchestra, and podium microphones, plus the stage feeds… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 09/23/16 07:10 AM,
    With over four million tickets sold to concerts that have taken place in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show has amazed millions of concertgoers with a replication of the classic UK band’s live show. Employing a collection of visual aids (including lasers, inflatables and 3D stereoscopic projection), the group’s live shows recreate the look, feel and sound of Pink Floyd’s later world tours. For over 120 shows this year, the touring ensemble has had DiGiCo SD consoles on tour… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalMonitoringSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016
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    PSW Staff 09/22/16 02:13 PM,
    San Diego-based rock/roots/reggae outfit Slightly Stoopid recently wrapped up its ninth coast-to-coast summertime tour of North American amphitheaters and pavilions. Billed as the Return of the Red Eye Summer Tour—with support from SOJA and Fortunate Youth, as well as other acts on select dates—the trek ran from mid-June through the end of August carrying L-Acoustics K2 arrays supplied by Miami-based Beach Sound. Although Return of the Red Eye marked the third consecutive summer that Beach Sound had toured with Slightly… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 09/22/16 10:19 AM,
    ATK Audiotek recently provided an Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) Adaptive sound reinforcement system for ESPN’s 24th Annual ESPY Awards, held at the Microsoft Theater (formerly the Nokia Theater L.A. Live), in Los Angeles. Valencia, California-based ATK Audiotek has provided sound reinforcement systems and support for the ESPY awards since the premier athletic award show debuted in 1993. This was their first time out with the Anna system. “Because on-the-air coverage requires more theater visibility than is typical, we were interested… View this post
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    PSW Staff 09/22/16 08:03 AM,
    For more than two decades, Tampa Bay has been a stronghold in Southern Hip-Hop culture. To commemorate the city’s rich music history and to work towards building a brighter future, Park Jam Series Florida will launch an outdoor event series this fall that focuses on family, education, music and community enrichment. Peavey Electronics announces corporate sponsorship of this series, celebrating Hip Hop’s positive influence on urban youth. Park Jam Series Florida will run for four Saturdays over four months—Sept. 17,… View this post
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