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  • Monday, November 28, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/28/16 12:38 PM,
    Audio technology from Harman Professional Solutions is playing a role in the six month Dutch touring production of the musical Hair, utilizing a JBL rig supplied by Story Sound. Known for its immortal songs such as Let The Sunshine In, Aquarius and I Got Life, this timeless hippie classic has been re-imagined under the direction of Carline Brouwer and is, according to Story Sound managing director, Michael Story, a wonderful piece of story-telling; so getting the balance of dialogue intelligibility… View this post
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    Jonah Altrove 11/28/16 12:16 PM,
    “Any industry founded on a particular technology faces the danger that a new invention will render it obsolete.” – Tom Standage, “The Victorian Internet” When I came across this quote in Standage’s fascinating book about the history of the telegraph, it struck me with such veracity that I just put the book down and stared at the wall for a few seconds. This is something I’ve occasionally found myself wondering – will the inevitable advance of technology eventually eliminate my… View this post
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  • Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/23/16 12:35 PM,
    Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting thread from the PSW Live Audio Board (LAB) forums. It’s lightly edited for grammar and formatting. Enjoy. Posted by Jim Does anyone have any advice or stories? Up here in Canada winter is planning its inevitable return. I’ve a few out door winter and holiday themed events booked and was making a mental prep list. With digital consoles and equipment in general, the worst symptoms of extreme cold are screen freeze and cable stiffness. The… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/23/16 08:29 AM,
    Since they formed in 2011, Scottish synthpop band CHVRCHES has become massively popular worldwide. Fans flock to them for their pumping bass, infectious synth hooks, and lead singer Lauren Mayberry’s amazing voice and stage presence. At front of house for the band is engineer Paul Gallagher, who has worked with the group since their very beginnings: “Glasgow is a small town with a great music scene. I worked with Iain [Cook] and Martin [Doherty] in different bands before Chvrches. I… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/23/16 07:46 AM,
    The passing of Prince on April 21, 2016 will be one of the days forever marked on the music calendar, remembered like the losses of John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley—brilliant artists gone before their time. To commemorate Prince’s untimely death and celebrate his life and artistry, members of The Revolution, Prince’s backing band at the time of his most iconic song, album and film, “Purple Rain,” recently came together again for three shows at First Avenue, the Minneapolis… View this post
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  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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    11/22/16 12:58 PM,
    Aerosmith recently completed several dates of their Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble Tour in Brazil with Martin Audio MLA arrays provided by Gabisom Audio Equipment of Sao Paulo. The two shows included the Estádio Beira-Rio, a large football stadium beside the Gualba River in Porto Alegre with a capacity of over 50,000, as well as the Classic Hall in Olinda Recife, Brazil. For the stadium show, the Gabisom crew set up 13 MLA cabinets and one MLD per side for the… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/22/16 10:22 AM,
    Meyer Sound LEO Family line arrays have been tapped to anchor the sound for some of the most talked-about new shows both on Broadway and heading out on national tours. New shows in New York include Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, the Cats revival and the annual holiday spectacular at the Radio City Music Hall. In addition, the tours of Fun Home and Finding Neverland are both carrying LEOPARD line array systems. Natasha, Pierre & The Great… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/22/16 08:26 AM,
    At the 50th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 2, Beyoncé gracefully crossed over into the world of country music, delivering the marquee performance of the night while being supported by Sennheiser’s Digital 9000 wireless microphone system. In a harmony-filled performance of ‘Daddy Lessons’ that saw the pop superstar joined onstage alongside Dixie Chicks, Beyoncé once again demonstrated her versatility as an artist before a capacity crowd of approximately 20,000 country music fans… View this post
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  • Monday, November 21, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/21/16 03:23 PM,
    Blink-182 utilized an Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) Adaptive sound reinforcement system for their North American tour, which played sold out shows nationwide to promote their latest album, “California.” Camarillo, California-based Rat Sound provided sound reinforcement for the popular punk rock band, which they have done since the band’s rise to fame in the early 1990s. “Because we played a variety of venues from large clubs like The Joint in Las Vegas to amphitheaters and arenas, we needed to travel with… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/21/16 12:52 PM,
    Professional live sound will take the spotlight at the 2017 NAMM Show with a dedicated track of seminars, panels and education focusing on the world of touring audio. As part of the show’s TEC Tracks programming, Live Sound Day (Thursday, January 19) will bring together the industry’s top engineers, thought-leaders and brands in sound reinforcement to discuss key industry topics, offer advice and deliver training in a series of educational sessions. Curating the Live Sound Day dedicated track will be… View this post
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