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  • Monday, April 25, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/25/16 12:29 PM,
    The American Airlines Center recently provided the setting for Placido Domingo’s first performance in the Miami area in over a decade. Locally owned Mix3 Sound was tapped to provide sound reinforcement for the sold out event, providing a full PA that featured Anya and Anna Adaptive Systems from Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW.). Jerry Eade, front of house engineer, notes, “It provided a really clean, pure vocal and a very natural, open sound—that’s the mark of a great system. It was… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 04/25/16 10:00 AM,
    For the past ten years, Roselle Park, New Jersey-based Audio Incorporated vice president Mike Sinclair and partner Stephen Tolve have provided the sound for the annual Freifhofers Saratoga Jazz Festival, with Sinclair mixing front of house for many of the acts. The system Sinclair selected for the 2015 Saratoga Jazz Festival consists of a 12-cabinet Renkus-Heinz VL3 “J” array on each side of the stage. “Jazz audiences are totally unforgiving,” notes Sinclair. “With jazz, it’s especially important that the PA… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 04/25/16 05:42 AM,
    Jeff Bridges is an Academy Award winning actor with a passion for music.  A talented song-writer, Bridges tours with his group, “The Abiders”, named after a famous line in his movie, “The Big Lebowski.” Tour manager, Sven Holcomb and front of house engineer Tyson Leonard have selected the Allen & Heath GLD-80 digital mixer and ME-1 personal monitors to support the band. Holcomb and Leonard had previously specified front of house and monitor mixers and monitor loudspeakers with a touring… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVConsolesDigitalMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, April 21, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/21/16 03:09 PM,
    Fronted by the Latin music superstar Romeo Santos, Aventura, the “Kings of Bachata”shows were the first for the entire band since Santos departed for a solo career in 2011. What was originally slated to be only a few performances at the United Palace Theatre sold out in minutes and was ultimately expanded into a February residency of 22 sold-out shows at the Washington Heights, Manhattan venue produced by Felix Cabrera of Latin Events. Audio Spectrum deployed a system consisting of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 04/21/16 01:17 PM,
    British metal band Iron Maiden is relying on a Meyer Sound LEO Family loudspeaker system to power its successful “Book of Souls World Tour.” The band’s high-octane performances have been filling arenas around the world since the six-month, 35-country tour began in February. Front of house engineer Martin Walker chose the LEO Family to ensure power and clarity for Iron Maiden after mixing Judas Priest’s 2014-2015 world tour on the system. “LEO’s clarity and headroom help out a great deal… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 04/21/16 06:30 AM,
    Two Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing systems managed the recent two-month run of Green Day’s stage show, American Idiot, at Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden. Parashoot PA was appointed to manage the sound, selecting S7000 Control Surface and DM64 MixRack at both front of house and monitors, and a ME system for personal monitors, from its hire stock. “I wasn’t sure at first when the producer asked me to design and engineer the show as we are a touring… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerMonitoringNetworkingProcessorSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    Peter Mapp 04/21/16 05:43 AM,
    Editor’s Note: I ran across the following while reading through some old SynAudCon newsletters. My thanks to Peter for allowing us to share it with you here. As Pat Brown of SynAudCon noted, “These are for real - there are people out there that really believe them. This makes for good job security for all of us!” 1. Sound systems always feed back at 400 Hz. 2. Sound systems only feed back at the frequencies indicated on the graphic equalizer.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogMeasurementProcessorSignal

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/20/16 02:33 PM,
    Live systems/front of house mix engineer Sunil Karanjikar chooses Waves Audio‘s MultiRack and plugins to mix on tour with A. R. Rahman; a winner of GRAMMY, OSCAR, BAFTA, Golden Globe, National Film and Filmfare Awards. Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer and musician noted for integrating eastern classical music with electronic and world music. Sunil is running his Waves plugins on a Soundcraft Vi6 console. This setup includes a DiGiGrid MGO optical SoundGrid-to-MADI interface, a Waves SoundGrid Server… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsDigitalEngineerProcessorSoftware

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    M. Erik Matlock 04/20/16 11:17 AM,
    Several times, over the course of working with my last crew, we had situations involving clients who didn’t hold up their end of the deal. It was fascinating and challenging to resolve these problems. On one festival stage, the client had followed only part of our standard agreement. The deposit was half of the fee for building a stage, sound system and lighting rig. The deal was that as soon as everything was in place and operational, the balance was… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallProductionLightingStagingAVBusinessConcertSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 04/20/16 08:35 AM,
    Adlib supplied an L-Acoustics ‘racks-and-stacks’ audio solution plus a full support package and crew to Years & Years recent UK tour which saw the synthpop trio from London playing a series of sold out theatres and arenas. Adlib were brought on-board by production manager Steve Down. Two of their most experienced regular engineers, Sam Proctor and Hassane Es Siahi were tasked to ensure that band engineers Pablo Campanara (front of house) and Harry Bishop (monitors) received support. Due to the… View this post
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