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  • Thursday, March 05, 2015
    audio-technica
    Mark Frink 03/05/15 03:34 PM,
    The drum sound is the heart of any band mix: kick drum keeps the pulse going, while the snare drives the rhythm and the overall beat gives each song its groove. Dynamic microphones are used for close miking drums because they’re sturdy, handle high SPL, provide off-axis rejection and often have a presence boost around 4 kHz that emphasizes attack. At the same time, digital consoles have changed the live sound workflow. Their instant recall forces drum sound check to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015
    microphones
    Greg Stone 02/26/15 04:11 PM,
    All microphones are not created equal. Cardioid, supercardioid, hypercardioid, condenser, ribbon - literally dozens of choices. (It’s enough to give you a cardioid cardiac!) In many situations, our budgets just won’t allow the top-of-the-line models in our mic cases. Meanwhile, the same questions present themselves for every show, large or small. What kind of mic(s) on the backline? What to do about the softly singing angel at lead vocal? What about the singer that can never ever stay on mic… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureVideoStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMonitoringStage

  • Monday, February 23, 2015
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    PSW Staff 02/23/15 05:15 PM,
    Life Church of Rock Run is a Pentecostal church in Joliet, Illinois, outfitted with drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and plenty of spirit. Knowledgeable in technical matters, the church had acquired a high-performance Danley Sound Labs sound reinforcement system but for budgetary reasons had omitted low-end from the system. Understandably, the church was keen to shore up that omission, and it timed subwoofer installation to correspond with the addition of new seating that would require additional system coverage. The church hired… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Friday, February 20, 2015
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    PSW Staff 02/20/15 01:42 PM,
    Romance wasn’t the only thing in the air this past Valentine’s Day weekend; so was an L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system flown at Hollywood, Florida’s Hard Rock Live for three sold-out concerts by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. Andrea Taglia, who has served as Bocelli’s FOH engineer for nearly nine years, specified the system, which was deployed by PRG. A longtime fan of L-Acoustics’ K1, Taglia also recently used a similar K2 system design for a series of sold-out US arena shows… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 02/20/15 12:10 PM,
    Event production company DWP Live, founded by industry veteran Danny Whetstone in 2007, has launched DWP Rents. Both companies are located by Smyrna, Tennessee. “DWP Live has been investing in gear since we started in 2007. We started with six projectors and have grown our inventory to an extensive catalog of video production equipment,” said Danny Whetstone, CEO of DWP Live and DWP Rents. “We’ve already established valuable relationships with manufacturers and we generally know about new technologies in video… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionAudioLightingVideoConcertStage

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    PSW Staff 02/20/15 11:53 AM,
    Paradiso, arguably Netherland’s most famous live venue, recently upgraded their sound reinforcement system with an Adamson Energia PA. Located in a converted former church building, the city opened its doors in 1968 as a publicly subsidized entertainment center. As time passed the venue has evolved into what it is today – a pop podium, club and cultural center in one. The main hall has retained much of its church look with an abundance of wood, pillars, and a high 60-foot… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 02/20/15 11:34 AM,
    Two nearly identical venues have become the first theatres in Canada to be equipped with the Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement systems: Edmonton’s Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (NAJA) and Calgary’s Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (SAJA). Both long-time Meyer Sound users since 1983, the 2,538-seat auditoriums selected LYON as they looked to upgrade from their trusty M2D line array loudspeakers, a decision made jointly by Mark Belkie and Paul Schmitz, technical coordinators for audio at SAJA and NAJA, respectively. “In… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Thursday, February 19, 2015
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    PSW Staff 02/19/15 04:55 PM,
    MIddle East-based Access All Areas production company has added a 24-enclosure MLA Compact rig to its rental inventory. They are the most recent production company to join Martin Audio’s growing worldwide network of MLA users. The purchase was facilitated by Martin Audio’s Dubai-based distributor, VTi. Set up by British ex-pat Martin Gravestock and Grant Collins in 2003, Access All Areas specializes in providing turnkey production solutions for the conference and concert segments. This is the company’s first Martin Audio acquisition.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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    PSW Staff 02/18/15 10:48 AM,
    D.A.S. Audio launches the new Event M210A, a three-way stage monitor in a double 10-inch, dual-band configuration. The dual-band configuration permits the twin 10-inch loudspeakers to work in tandem for maximum power at low frequencies. Above the low frequency range, the advanced digital signal processing allows the 10-inch speakers to operate independently in specific frequency ranges, eliminating off-axis interference between the drivers to maintain optimal polar and frequency response characteristics throughout the low and low-mid operating ranges. The D.A.S. loudspeaker… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductConcertLoudspeakerManufacturerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    wireless
    Ike Zimbel 02/17/15 04:32 PM,
    One of the main causes of RF (radio frequency) interference is intermodulation products created by our own wireless equipment. In this piece, I will outline some of the common setup and handling errors that contribute to this problem. First up is increased noise floor and intermodulation (intermod or IM) products due to transmitters being in very close proximity. If you work with a single band and just put mics up on stands every day, you might not encounter this. But… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMeasurementMicrophoneRemoteSignalSound ReinforcementStageWireless