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  • 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 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 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

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/23/16 02:29 PM,
    Producer/ DJ Carl Cox is currently ranked as the Number 1 Global Techno and Techno House DJ by the DJ list, has won more than eleven DJ Awards, three International Dance Music Awards, an NME Award and many other accolades. While setting up his new studio, Cox had the chance to select new monitors for his work, choosing ADAM Audio S3X-H monitors “I’ve always been very demanding on my speakers, and I’ve blown up a few in my time –… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/23/16 12:46 PM,
    Yamaha has unveiled the latest models in the company’s EMX series powered mixer lineup, which incorporate new professional features as well as an updated look and interface. Since its debut 30 years ago, the EMX Series has provided users having little or no live sound reinforcement experience with a compact mixer requiring minimum setup and connections. Like their predecessors, each of the new models – the EMX2, EMX5 and EMX7 – integrates a mixer, power amplifiers and digital effects into… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAmplifierAVMixerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 06/23/16 12:33 PM,
    Audio engineer Mickey Beck has worked with Josh Groban for 12 years and Chris ‘Cookie’ Hoff for the past three. They recently arrived in South Africa on the US singer/songwriter’s Stages tour, where they used two DiGiCo SD10 digital mixing consoles, plus two SD-Racks for front of house and monitor positions. The tour visited the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, the ICC Durban Arena and Cape Town’s Grand Arena, GrandWest with the full technical requirements supplied by Gearhouse South Africa. “The… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 06/23/16 11:06 AM,
    Pearl Jam‘s recent 2016 North American trek delivered three-plus-hour performances to packed arenas night after night. The band’s longtime tour provider, Rat Sound, knew it needed to deploy a concert reinforcement system that could go mile for mile with the band, which is why it chose to carry an L-Acoustics K1/K2 rig for the outing. The latest leg’s 17 dates, which marked the first time that Pearl Jam had traversed the US since October 2014’s domestic sweep, typically featured a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 06/23/16 10:32 AM,
    Courtesy of Acoustic Geometry.   Once upon a time, back in the big-dang vinyl-record-label era, I was one of two mixing engineers on a big-dang album project with a huge-dang artist. We had the luxury of working in a recording studio with a vinyl-disc-cutting mastering room down the hallway, so, naturally, we took advantage by having reference discs – “refs” – cut just for us. We then schlepped these one-off 33-1/3 RPM acetate LPs around to different homes and stereo… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/23/16 10:01 AM,
    Having helped establish the inaugural Wild Life event at the new Brighton City Airport festival site last year—fulfilling an idea floated by dance music specialists Rudimental and Disclosure—Capital Sound returned in 2016 with their Martin Audio MLA system. With SJM Concerts again promoting the event on the Sussex coast, and Simon Barrington and Mike Oates in charge of production duties, Capital equipped three of the four featured stages with the MLA multi-cellular loudspeaker arrays—including the indoor stage (Supercharged) for the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer



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