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  • Monday, June 27, 2016
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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 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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