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  • Monday, June 27, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/27/16 07:04 AM,
    Italian electropop artist, Francesco Gabbani, recently took Allen & Heath’s compact Qu-Pac digital mixer on tour, selected by front of house engineer, Fabrizio Fruzzetti. Gabbani is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and recently released his second studio album, Eternamente Ora, which includes the hit single, ‘Amen’. The tour supports the album release and includes dates across the country. Fruzzetti is sound engineer for many top artists and festivals in Italy, including Primavera Jazz Festival, Stadio, Dolcenera, Nina Zilli, Grignani, and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMonitoringProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 06/27/16 06:30 AM,
    Summerfest is an annual music festival held at the 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from June 29th through July 10th, with a dark day on July 4th. Summerfest attracts between 800,000 and 1,000,000 people each year, promoting itself as “The World’s Largest Music Festival”, a title certified by the Guinness World Records. As the second North-American stop for VUE Audiotechnik’s newly released al-12 line array Summer Festival Tour Extravaganza, the Briggs & Stratton Big… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    Craig Leerman 06/27/16 06:11 AM,
    Festival season, in particular, means dealing with portable generators for show power. At performance venues, we hardly give power a second thought, simply handing our tails or feeder to the house electrician to tie into the “company switch.” Then we check the voltages at the distro end with a meter to make sure everything is connected properly, and that’s usually it – no more thinking about the power until it’s time to disconnect at the end of the gig. The… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionFeatureProductStudy HallProductionAudioPowerSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, June 24, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/24/16 10:37 AM,
    Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting thread from the PSW Live Audio Board (LAB) forums. It’s lightly edited for grammar and formatting. Enjoy. Posted by Ivan While doing a demo/shootout (with several different brand loudspeakers) the front of house guy said something that I have never heard before, and usually thought the opposite was preferred. He said about one of the products (his mind was already made up about another product) before the demo was even setup… “I don’t like product… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureForumConcertEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 06/24/16 08:32 AM,
    Earlier this year, Waves Audio announced Nx, a new software technology that applies panoramic audio imaging to stereo headphones, opening the door to applications in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D mixing and much more. Waves Nx lets users hear the same natural depth, natural reflections, and panoramic imaging heard from loudspeakers in a physical room, but on headphones. With Waves Nx, music, movies and games take on a new dimension of immersive 3D reality – and it all happens inside… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVDigitalMonitoringSoftware

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    PSW Staff 06/24/16 07:49 AM,
    Antelope Audio [Summer NAMM booth 343] has announced updates and additions to its collection of authentic digital recreations of classic vintage recording gear. The hardware-powered FX contained in Vintage Pack 2.0, which leverage Antelope’s proprietary FPGA engine, brings an even wider set of production tools to users of Antelope’s Orion Studio, Zen Tour and Goliath Thunderbolt interfaces. The [AP550A] places the sound of this studio preamp and EQ at your fingertips with 3-band EQ, switchable filters and optional shelving behavior… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/24/16 07:27 AM,
    The fourth installation of the Northern Nights Music Festival at Cook’s Valley Campground in Piercy, California is just over a month away. Full Circle Productions and Basscraft will be providing loudspeakers from Void Acoustics for a unique lineup of high-caliber artists and engineers, featuring plenty of bass, house music, hip-hop and other niche electronic acts. “We were approached by Northern Nights Music Festival with a couple of challenges. They were interested in only using Void Acoustics sound systems for all… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 06/24/16 07:12 AM,
    The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences recently hosted Blue Microphones during a training clinic on proper microphone techniques and placement during recording sessions for the school’s students at its Gilbert, Ariz. campus. “We joined a class being led by CRAS instructors Mike Jones and Tony Nunes,” explained Blue Regional Sales manager Ben Thompkins, who has been with Blue for more than seven years. “Specifically, we worked with the students on mic placement and choosing what mics would be good… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEducationManufacturerMicrophoneStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/24/16 06:55 AM,
    LEO Family systems kicked off Meyer Sound’s 2016 summer festival season powering multi-day events at two major music festivals on opposite sides of the Atlantic.  Boston Calling drew huge crowds to City Hall Plaza while BigCityBeats World Club Dome played out over 700,000 square meters in Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena. The outdoor, city-center site for Boston Calling featured two LEO Family systems supporting artists such as Sia, Disclosure, Robyn, Sufjan Stevens, Janelle Monae, and Haim. The systems were provided by Atkinson,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    Karl Winkler 06/24/16 06:19 AM,
    Our friend Karl Winkler of Lectrosonics came up with these microphone inspired “Twenty Questions” quiz. Click on the box below each question for its respective answer. In addition, we’ve provided all answers at the end of the quiz. Good luck!   1.) Which has more overall rejection: cardioid or figure 8?   A.) Cardioid.   B.) Figure 8.   C.) They’re about the same.   D.) Omni has more rejection.   2.) Why would you choose a cardioid over a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductionAudioMicrophoneSound Reinforcement



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