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  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013
    PSW Staff 05/21/13 11:00 AM,
    With songs by rocker girl Cyndi Lauper and story by celebrated actor/playwright, Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots has Broadway on its feet. Based on the 2005 British flick about a struggling shoe factory that reinvigorates business by making fetish footwear for drag queens, the show opened to rave reviews—and a Tony Award nomination on the horizon. Sound designer John Shivers opted for a DiGiCo SD7T to handle the production after becoming familiar with the system on his previous productions for Bonnie… View this post
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    PSW Staff 05/21/13 09:57 AM,
    An Italian touring production of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The Musical has arrived at the Politeama Rossetti theatre in Trieste, where audiences are enjoying great sound thanks to the extensive use of DPA Microphone’s 4066 Omnidirectional Headset Microphones and 4060 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones. DPA’s Italian distributor M. Casale Bauer has supplied the production with a total of 34 DPA Headset Microphones, which are being used for every member of the cast (plus a few spares).… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 05/21/13 09:42 AM,
    Nairobi Baptist Church recently upgraded their existing analog mixer to an Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system, supplied by Kenyan company, Sound Creations. Founded in 1958, the Church required a more sophisticated console with improved sound quality. Sound Creations, the distributor for Allen & Heath in Kenya, suggested an iDR-48 MixRack with iLive-T112 surface. “We were confident the Allen & Heath iLive-T112 would be the ideal mixer for Nairobi Baptist church and would meet their specific needs,” said Nipul… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 05/21/13 09:36 AM,
    For thirty three years, Queen Beatrix has led the Netherlands with grace and beauty. This year, at age seventy five, Beatrix gave the next generation a chance to continue her work. King Willem-Alexander, the first king in over a century and Beatrix’s eldest son, was sworn in on April 30th, 2013. Dressed in orange and proudly displaying their flags, the Dutch celebrated their first ‘King’s Day’ in style. After a full day of festivities, the Royal Family finished their evening… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, May 20, 2013
    PSW Staff 05/20/13 03:18 PM,
    The recent installation of a QSC Q-Sys Core 250i processing and management system has significantly improved sound quality and user control to the bar, restaurant, lounge and lobby areas of the boutique Tribeca Grand Hotel. Systems integrator Canal Sound & Light, in consultation with Danny Taylor, a freelance audio contractor and nightclub designer, installed the Q-Sys system along with more than two dozen of QSC AcousticDesign surface- and ceiling-mount loudspeakers powered by QSC CX Series amplifiers. Located in a fashionable… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAmplifierInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 05/20/13 10:37 AM,
    Lexicon has announced a mail-in rebate program for its MX200 Stereo Reverb/Effects Processor with USB “Hardware Plug-In” Capability. Customers who purchase the MX200 from a participating Lexicon dealer can receive a $75 rebate from Lexicon. The program is in effect from now through June 30, 2013. Please see the Lexicon website for redemption details. Designed for both live sound and recording, combined with raw processing power and instant front-panel access for live performance, or seeking rich, smooth and complex processing… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsBusinessProcessorSound ReinforcementStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/20/13 10:05 AM,
    The Iluzjon cinema in Warsaw, Poland, has been home to the Polish National Film Archive since the mid-50s, and is also Warsaw’s main art-house cinema. The venue, which had remained in its original state until just two years ago, has recently undergone a massive renovation. At the heart of the audio system, which was designed by audio consultant and system designer, Wojciech Zielinski from pro audio specialists, Dysten, is an Innovason Eclipse GT running a fully networked Fohhn Audio PA… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConsolesDigitalInstallationSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 05/20/13 09:41 AM,
    Located southeast of Pittsburgh in New Stanton, Pennsylvania, Good Sound Studio offers a wide range of services to its clients. They specialize in pro audio rentals for live music and theatrical performances as well as sound system design and installation for schools, churches and restaurants. When looking for a way to help a local band improve the quality and consistency of their live performances, Good Sound Studio president Dwight Brown was intrigued to learn about the StageScape M20d digital mixing… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConcertConsolesDigitalMixerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 05/20/13 09:37 AM,
    Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new FOX RS 104, a four port RS-232 inserter for long-haul transmission of control signals to remote source and destination equipment over fiber optic cabling. Each port provides a bidirectional fiber optic connection to an Extron FOX Series transmitter or receiver for the insertion and extraction of control data, while maintaining a continuous pass-through link for video and audio. The FOX RS 104 is ideal for use in applications… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVDigitalEthernetNetworkingSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, May 17, 2013
    Bruce Bartlett 05/17/13 04:08 PM,
    A drum kit can be viewed as a single instrument. Like an orchestra, it can be captured with a pair microphones in a stereo configuration (or a single stereo mic). Or, it can be viewed as a collection of individual instruments, picked up with numerous close mics. A minimal approach (Figure 1, below), also sometimes called area miking, uses only one or two mics overhead (or maybe a stereo mic), another in the kick, and maybe one on the snare.… View this post
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