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  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015
    PSW Staff 12/01/15 02:46 PM,
    West End sound designer Rick Clarke has chosen Point Source Audio’s SERIES8 microphones as his new standard after they outperformed the mics that were being used in “Chicago” during the musical production’s Germany tour this fall. The 35-year veteran sound designer announced, “I will be specifying these [SERIES8] mics on my next shows.” As Stage Entertainment’s production of “Chicago” was preparing to move from Stuttgart to Berlin last October, Clarke saw an opportunity to improve on their current mic situation.… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 02:35 PM,
    Adlai E. Stevenson High School, located in Lincolnshire, Illinois, recently installed a new sound reinforcement system for their football stadium featuring One Systems direct weather loudspeakers. The existing 15-year old system had become unreliable during the state championship team’s 2014 season, making replacement a necessity. ClearImpact Sound & Event Services, located in nearby Lake Zurich, Illinois designed and installed a system that would provide the vocal clarity and musicality the school administrators required. The ClearImpact team installed the system right… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 01:31 PM,
    TELEFUNKEN recently hosted recording sessions with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers at the company’s Connecticut studio. The daughter of Levon Helm, she co-produced Levon Helm’s 2007 CD “Dirt Farmer,” which won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album, and she is prominently featured on the Levon Helm Band’s “Electric Dirt” and “Ramble at the Ryman” Grammy-winning albums. Amy Helm’s debut album “Didn’t It Rain,” is available now.  View the “Live from the Lab” session for the single “Didn’t It… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsVideoManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 12:47 PM,
    AKG by Harman introduces the new K182 professional monitor headphones. The foldable, closed-back K182 headphones provide sonic clarity, comfort and portability for musicians and engineers—all at an affordable price point. The K182 drivers ensure high output while the 10 Hz – 28 kHz frequency range provides a truly balanced mix. The K182’s high-sensitivity 50mm transducers ensure professional-quality sound even with mobile devices. In addition, the closed-back, over-ear design provides great performance for every instrumentalist, and comfort during long sessions. Providing… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVManufacturerMonitoringStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 12:33 PM,
    When the American musical Allegiance made its Broadway debut at the Longacre Theatre, Masque Sound pledged its support to sound designer Kai Harada with a custom audio equipment package. Inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei, Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in this untold American story. Allegiance tells the story of mysterious envelope that leads Sam Kimura back 60 years to a time when he and his sister Kei (Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga) strived to save… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConsolesDigitalEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 09:56 AM,
    The Audio Engineering Society mourns the loss of Irving L. Joel, for decades an integral member of the New York recording community and a beloved member of the Audio Engineering Society. “Irv Joel was an inspiration and mentor to many of today’s most noted audio professionals,” says Bob Moses, executive director of the Audio Engineering Society. “He also contributed in huge ways to the AES over decades. Well beyond his contributions to the industry and the AES, Irv was beloved… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingForumEngineerStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 09:27 AM,
    On any given night Hamilton Place Theatre hosts shows ranging from dance performances through one man standup acts like Billy Connolly, to the Hamilton Philharmonic and touring artists like Morrissey and Sarah McLachlan. In 2015, owing to changes in the entertainment industry, the 2200-seat venue’s audio system was upgraded substantially and now boasts a rig driven exclusively by Lab.gruppen amplifiers. “The previous system was installed roughly fifteen-years-ago,” says Mike Stewart, head of audio at Hamilton Place. “More bands tour without… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAmplifierAVEngineerInstallationNetworkingProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 08:35 AM,
    Providing versatile communications and signal transport even on the high seas, Riedel Communications is enabling the Royal Caribbean International (RCI) Quantum Class ship Anthem of the Seas to achieve near-unlimited flexibility in routing not only video and audio, but also intercom signals between the onboard broadcast center and the ship’s various entertainment areas. Delivered by Finland-based broadcast system integrator TV Tools, the Riedel MediorNet real-time media network, Artist digital matrix intercom system, and Acrobat wireless intercom systems support unique media-rich… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalInstallationInterconnectManufacturerNetworkingProcessorSoftware

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 06:45 AM,
    Allen & Heath’s Qu-16 digital mixer was recently installed in Run Li Xin Private Lounge in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Supplied by EZPro’s Chengdu branch, the exclusive lounge has a very advanced sound and lighting system, including EAW speakers and Powersoft amps, centered around the Qu-16. “The brief from the lounge’s owners brief was to install well known audio and lighting products, with attractive appearance to match the interior style. They wanted Hi-Fi sound quality, and most important of all, a… View this post
    Filed in: NewsDigitalInstallationMixerSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • church sound
    Gary Zandstra 12/01/15 06:40 AM,
    This article is provided by Gary   The venue where I serve as technical director has recently had a number of touring acts come through.  With each tour, there are always special technical requirements that the artists need, particularly in these tight economic times where few of them are able to travel with everything they need. The last three events, the venue was responsible for providing the entire house system, and for two of them, I served as the… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioBusinessEngineerMixerTechnician