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  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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    Bruce Borgerson 11/15/16 07:30 AM,
    If you’ve seen the Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter movie, you might recall Jimmy Johnson’s brief speaking role. He was the one coaching Keith Richards on the proper Alabama pronunciation of “Y’all come back, y’hear.” For three nights in December of 1969, the Stones cut basic tracks and live vocals for three songs: “You Gotta Move,” “Wild Horses” and “Brown Sugar.” The sessions took place at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios—the “burlap palace” at 3614 Jackson Highway—a nondescript former casket factory which… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorStudioTechnician

  • Thursday, November 10, 2016
    Peter Janis 11/10/16 01:36 PM,
    Editor’s note: This one goes back a few years, but the question remains relevant. I go to a lot of concerts. Most of the time, I arrive at sound check to spend some time talking to the techs and engineers about new gear or problems that need fixing. This is also a source of new product development. Then, if time permits, we usually try to go out for a quick dinner before heading back to the venue for the show.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementMicrophonePowerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/10/16 08:15 AM,
    In 2015, the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis had its maiden voyage, filming the ride to share with the widest possible audience. This year, they have twice as many riders and a new tool to help capture the compelling stories of their cohort: the Sennheiser AVX wireless system. When Army Airborne paratrooper David Frey ran into a fellow paratrooper en route to the Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota in 2014, their discussion quickly turned to the difficulties fellow veterans… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVMicrophoneWireless

  • Wednesday, November 09, 2016
    church sound
    Gary Zandstra 11/09/16 01:44 PM,
    This article is provided by Gary   As I’m sure is the case with many of you, my life is quite hectic right now, packed beyond capacity with things to do. Most of them are worthy things that I want and/or need to do, but they keep me hopping. In response, I’ve chosen a very simple motto: “Simplify.” I plan to live by this simple (pun intended) maxim through the end of the year—at least. Simply (pun intended again),… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

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    PSW Staff 11/09/16 10:50 AM,
    The 50th Country Music Association Awards were broadcast live on ABC from a sold-out Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 2. Hosted for the ninth straight year by country stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Country Music’s Biggest Night showcased the best in country music with a series of performances, heavy on tributes and collaborations. In a fitting coincidence, most of the show’s live performances used the Shure SM58 vocal microphone, which is also celebrating its 50th year of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Tuesday, November 08, 2016
    PSW Staff 11/08/16 03:21 PM,
    The Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam returns to Nashville on November 30th for a star-studded show and Heil Sound microphones will once again be along for the ride. This year’s show will be a dual celebration. Dubbed the “Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam,” the concert combines Daniels’ 80th birthday into the Volunteer Jam. As Daniels says, “It’s pretty amazing that we’re both alive and kicking and still going strong.” The decision to mic the stage exclusively with Heil Sound microphones… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 11/08/16 12:27 PM,
    No matter where Jose A. Rivera Jr., front of house mix engineer for Marc Anthony, travels to, he makes sure to take DPA Microphones along for the ride. With a full drum kit to mic, Rivera trusts his DPA d:vote 4099D instrument microphones and d:dicate 2011C twin diaphragm cardioid microphones to deliver the sound quality he has grown accustomed to. “I have been using DPA microphones for the last several years,” says Rivera. “I started with the d:vote 4099s and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 11/08/16 08:08 AM,
    Featuring a mix of Renaissance, Celtic, American, and classical melodies, Many-Strings is a musical collaboration that features Jamie Burns on hammered dulcimer and her husband, Chris, on guitar. Performing for over 15 years, the rich interaction between their instruments creates a sound that is simultaneously upbeat and melodic. To ensure the audience hears every nuance, they rely on the ISOMAX 2 instrument and E6 earset microphones from Menlo Park, CA-based Countryman Associates. Multi-instrumentalist Chris Burns has a rich background in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Friday, November 04, 2016
    PSW Staff 11/04/16 08:12 AM,
    Galaxy Audio’s lightweight wireless headset microphones, the ESM3 & ESM8 single-ear and HSM3 & HSM8 dual-ear headset microphones, now come with 4 free Easy Replace cables. Five prepackaged bonus packs will be available with (4) Galaxy Audio / AKG cables, (4) Shure cables, (4) Audio-Technica cables (4), Sennheiser cables or a MIXED set with one each of the four available cable brands included. Each headset mic also includes a windscreen and black storage case. Detachable cables are available in configurations… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 11/04/16 07:36 AM,
    Audio-Technica supplied more than 120 vocal and instrument microphones for the 50th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, presented Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Broadcast live in 5.1-channel surround sound on the ABC television network, the awards show featured an extensive selection of Audio-Technica hard-wired microphones, plus Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF wireless systems with AEW-T6100a handheld microphone/transmitter. Audio-Technica microphones were chosen for their ability to provide clear and consistent audio quality for live broadcast. The… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVConcertEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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