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  • Friday, October 14, 2016
    PSW Staff 10/14/16 11:09 AM,
    The Verizon Amphitheater in Alpharetta, Georgia, recently hosted Live Nation’s “I Love The 90s” concert, to the delight of more than 11,000 fans. AEE Productions, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, provided a EAW KF line array system to reinforce the sold out show. “AEE started in the industry back in the 80s,” explains Tracey Towne, production manager for AEE. “At that time AEE built an excellent reputation for supporting dozens of national hip-hop and R&B tours. Though it was before… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/14/16 07:15 AM,
    Current four-time CMA nominee Dierks Bentley is out on the Somewhere On A Beach Tour in support of his album Black. His current tour, named after the Platinum multi-week Number one summer anthem has been a success, not only due to the entertaining stage presence and musicality of Bentley, but also due to the talent backstage. James “Pugsley” McDermott, front of house engineer for Bentley and system engineer for VER, has chosen to outfit Bentley’s show with Meyer Sound LEO… View this post
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  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
    Karl Winkler 10/13/16 12:01 PM,
    As with the ever-ongoing debates about “tubes versus transistors,” “analog versus digital” and “Mac versus PC,” there’s not likely to be agreement any time soon about “objective versus subjective” when it comes to sound quality. Extremists in the “Objectivist” camp argue that, “if it can’t be measured, it doesn’t exist” while on the other hand, the “Subjectivist” side firmly backs the idea that “human beings can hear things that can’t be measured.” How often has it been suggested, “use your… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallAmplifierAnalogDigitalEngineerMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 10:21 AM,
    Elite Presentations of Chesapeake, VA recently acquired a Martin Audio MLA Mini arrays including six stacks with 24 cabinets and six subs, and quickly put it to good use at an outdoor worship service held by the River Oak Church. Covering a range of functions including production, AV integration and weddings, Elite is currently focused on corporate events, which explains their purchase of MLA Mini. As technical director Ray Dixon points out, “We were looking for a larger array system… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 10:06 AM,
    Discovered by William “Count” Basie in 1982, Carmen Bradford became the featured vocalist in the Count Basie Orchestra for nine years and continues singing as a guest vocalist with the Basie Orchestra to this day. She has also sung with the Doc Severinsen band, Naples Jazz Orchestra and in various Symphony Pops concerts with major symphony orchestras throughout the U.S, Canada and Europe. As a seasoned jazz vocalist, Bradford has used a wide variety of vocal mics throughout her career… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 09:28 AM,
    Thunder Audio recently deployed a large-scale JBL by Harman VTX Series-based system at Lollapalooza 2016 to power a diverse lineup of artists at the festival’s Bud Light stage, including Ellie Goulding, Major Lazer, Lana Del Ray, The 1975, Future, Disclosure, HAIM and many more. Thunder Audio used the JBL VTX Series for Lollapalooza 2015, and selected it once again for its frequency response, output and ease of deployment. The VTX Series sound quality was especially important, and enabled Thunder Audio… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 09:13 AM,
    When Frank Grønbæk, front of house technician, and Rasmus Valentin Hansen, monitor engineer, packed up their equipment for the worldwide Lukas Graham tour, both made sure to have their Wisycom devices with them. Tasked with handling all wireless equipment for the tour, both engineers currently rely on Wisycom for Lukas Graham’s vocals, as well as the bass and horn sections. Lukas Graham is a Danish pop and soul band comprising of lead singer Lukas Forchhammer, drummer Mark Falgren, bassist Magnus… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 08:48 AM,
    When Tom Sorce, senior project manager and audio designer at Production Resource Group (PRG), is looking for a microphone that can capture the intricacies of an instrument with clarity, he turns to DPA Microphones for support.  Sorce has been using DPA microphones for over a decade. “The first time I used DPA, I was looking for a solution to use on an acoustic guitar,” says Sorce. “Then, I started trying them on many different instruments; on bells, horns, woodwinds and… View this post
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  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    PSW Staff 10/12/16 07:23 AM,
    Turkish PA company, Playback Music, has invested in three dLive digital mixing systems from Allen & Heath. Comprising the flagship dLive S7000 control surfaces and DM64 MixRacks fitted with Dante networking cards, the systems have already been put to work at Ata TV studios for the O Ses Turkiye programme, a local version of the reality singing competition, The Voice. The monitor DM64 MixRack manages 60 channels of analog inputs from the band, plus the commentator and competitor mics, which… View this post
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  • mic techniques
    Teri Hogan 10/12/16 07:03 AM,
    Living in South Central Texas, we operate in a very diverse ethnic atmosphere and encounter every description of strange and unusual instrument. Over time, we (and our engineers) have discovered some techniques that work well for some of these applications. There may be other, possibly better ways to accomplish the task. But the following represent tried and true methods that work for us, as well as the musicians we support. Accordion. What do you call 100 accordions in the Rio… View this post
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