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  • Friday, September 20, 2013
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    PSW Staff 09/20/13 02:25 PM,
    For the band’s first-ever performances in China, heavy metal legends Metallica delivered two packed shows at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena. A Meyer Sound Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system was deployed by Ling Hua ProSLV. “I was immediately struck by the linearity of the LEO system, even when it was pushed to very high levels,” says Freddy Kot, chief engineer for Ling Hua ProSLV. “Even with sustained readings of over 112 dB at FOH, there was no distortion. And of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 09/20/13 02:17 PM,
    Audio-Technica is proud to be an integral part of the recording setup for progressive metal superstars Dream Theater as they record their highly anticipated upcoming self-titled twelfth studio set, scheduled for release on September 24 from Roadrunner Records.  The band’s engineer on this album and past projects, Richard Chycki (whose credits also include Rush, Aerosmith, Needtobreathe, Our Lady Peace and others), has been a longtime fan of Audio-Technica microphones. “I regularly use several models of Audio-Technica mics for their sound… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMicrophoneStudio

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    PSW Staff 09/20/13 11:48 AM,
    DELEC, intercom and commentary systems experts within the SALZBRENNER STAGETEC MEDIAGROUP, has introduced the oratis compact intercom unit. The DELEC oratis compact series currently includes two different sized matrix frames. The smaller MF1212 provides connectivity for 12 subscriber units plus 12 additional four-wire connections. The larger MF1624 version provides an audio matrix with ports for 16 subscriber units and 24 four-wire connections. “These two variants cover a large number of small-scale intercom applications. The units are suitable not only for… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductProductionConcertStage

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    PSW Staff 09/20/13 11:29 AM,
    Riedel Communications and Harman’s Studer have announced a joint development which promises to deliver Studer customers a unique and highly scalable audio routing system offering I/O capacities in excess of 10,000 x 10,000 inputs and outputs, and providing direct integration with the Riedel MediorNet system over Studer’s new proprietary A-Link digital interface. Studer is the first company to enter into a distribution agreement with Riedel, whereby Studer will be able to supply complete systems including consoles and routers. A-Link, developed… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConsolesStudio

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    PSW Staff 09/20/13 11:13 AM,
    iZotope has announced the next version of iZotope’s award-winning vocal processing technology, Nectar. Coming in October 2013, Nectar 2 will bring the best of digital innovation and analog character into a complete set of tools specifically for voice. “We were excited to revisit what made Nectar so ideal as a vocal processing plug-in,” says Brett Bunting, Product Manager for iZotope Inc. “We’ve spent a lot of development time incorporating new ideas designed with our users in mind. Nectar 2 users… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftware

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    PSW Staff 09/20/13 10:38 AM,
    As a nonprofit organization, Best of Broadway is dedicated to bringing a live theatrical experience to the community of Greater Sacramento. Each year, the troupe performs a musical and dance extravaganza to benefit charity. This year, they performed The Cotton Patch Gospel in support of Sacramento Family Promise. To help ensure the best possible audio quality, they utilized Lectrosonics wireless technology. Sacramento-based audio engineer Michael Strange serves as Sound Designer for Best of Broadway. Being responsible for the design and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsDigitalMicrophoneStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 09/20/13 09:46 AM,
    Don’t be surprised if you start “spotting” more LED spot fixtures on stages and at concerts . . . namely, the Satura Spot LED Pro from Elation Professional. This 300-watt RGBW moving head from Elation breaks new barriers as an LED spot, because its color-mixing engine produces an output in all colors that’s as bright and powerful as a traditional 575-watt discharge fixture. Not only does the Satura Spot LED Pro consume half as much energy as comparably bright traditional… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionProductProductionLighting

  • Thursday, September 19, 2013
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    PSW Staff 09/19/13 03:47 PM,
    Tim Holder, FOH engineer, has defined the live sound of Enrique Iglesias for over thirteen years. In addition to his regular stints with Iglesias, which take him around the world, Holder is a Clair Brothers employee of fourteen years and is currently doing “weekend warrior” work with Blake Shelton as a system engineer. Part of what defines his approach to live sound is an endless effort to improve sound quality. In recent years, Holder’s Metric Halo ULN-8 interface, together with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesSoftwareSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 09/19/13 03:39 PM,
    With more than 15,000 visitors and a total of 60 concerts, this year’s Hamburgs ELBJAZZ festival was a tremendous success. The festival takes place in several locations of the Port of Hamburg and HafenCity in Germany. The general sound and light contractor for the event was ProfiMusik from Lüneburg, Germany. The main stage, positioned inside the shipyard of Blohm+Voss, utilized Alcons Audio LR24 pro-ribbon line arrays. The mid-sized 3-way pro-ribbon line-array, consisting of 8x LR24 cabinets per side, was complemented… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerProcessorSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 09/19/13 11:22 AM,
    SUNY College at Buffalo recently installed a Yamaha AFC (Active Field Control) system in its 200-seat Ciminelli Recital Hall. The recital hall, located within Rockwell Hall, has been designed to accommodate small ensemble and solo performances by students of the Music Department and research in multi-channel sound diffusion. Rockwell Hall is one of four of the original buildings encompassing Buffalo State and houses the departments of music and art conservation as well as an 850-seat performing arts center. AVL Design… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationMicrophoneNetworkingSound ReinforcementStageStudio



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