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  • Wednesday, February 08, 2017
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    Live Sound Staff 02/08/17 08:11 AM,
    Ever heard of “James B. Lansing Sound, Incorporated”? No? Perhaps you know it by the more familiar name of JBL. What Mr. Lansing, a trailblazing loudspeaker engineer/designer, started in 1946 in what was then much more sparsely populated Southern California has led to quite a legacy in professional audio. October 1, 2016 saw the official 70th anniversary of JBL, and to mark that occasion, let’s take a look back at some of the company’s landmark products and technologies that helped… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVBusinessConcertEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, February 07, 2017
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    PSW Staff 02/07/17 03:24 PM,
    Harman Professional Solutions introduces the AKG HC644 head-worn and LC617 lavalier microphones for presentation and speech applications. The new microphones feature updated designs that decrease visibility, improve moisture resistance and provide presenters with versatile attachment options. HC644 and LC617 microphones are directly compatible with all AKG body-pack wireless transmitters and are adaptable to most popular wireless systems, making them ideal for presentations in classrooms, lecture halls and multiuse event facilities of any size. “Head-worn and lavalier mics paired with wireless… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Monday, February 06, 2017
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    PSW Staff 02/06/17 01:09 PM,
    Located in the heart of New York’s meatpacking district, Kola House is a club, restaurant, lounge and event space offering unique food and beverage pairings along with entertainment by leading artists. Given the venue’s need for quality sound reproduction to satisfy the musical requirements of each act, Martin Audio MLA Mini arrays were chosen. As installer Angelo Poulos of Anthem SSL points out, “The owners wanted ultra audiophile sound and the ability to achieve very high levels with zero ear… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 02/06/17 11:42 AM,
    Instrumental progressive metal band Animals as Leaders is currently on tour in support of their latest album, The Madness of Many, with the Behringer X32 Rack and S16. Guitarist Javier Reyes talks about the tour setup: “We’re using the X32 RACK (and S16) for in-ear monitors and capturing our performances… 29 channels for full [drum] kit, multiple guitar lines, crowd/stage mics, synth bass, backing tracks and click.” Fellow guitarist Tosin Abasi adds, “We had a different unit and it was… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertDigitalMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, February 03, 2017
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    PSW Staff 02/03/17 07:58 AM,
    Scala in Kings Cross has played host to everyone from Coldplay and The Foo Fighters to Ray Lamontagne and Sheryl Crow over the years. In addition, it has become a mecca for the capital’s clubbing community, regularly opening its doors for drum’n’bass, reggae, rock and garage nights. As part of a recent upgrade to Scala’s in-house audio system, the venue has invested in an Allen & Heath dLive S Class digital mixing system at front of house. Featuring a dLive… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalInstallationMixerSound ReinforcementStage

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    Nicholas Radina 02/03/17 07:34 AM,
    Working as a monitor engineer can be challenging, and I’ve had a fair share of hard lessons over the years with equipment (or lack thereof), facilities, artists, and more. Success is largely a matter of being able to manage a lot of moving parts. I thought it might be helpful (and instructive) to share my experiences as well as some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way – some at small gigs and others while touring with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertConsolesEducationEngineerMicrophoneMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageSystem

  • Thursday, February 02, 2017
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    Becky Pell 02/02/17 12:21 PM,
    This article is provided by SoundGirls.org   Touring with full production in first world countries is, let’s face it, easy street. Like a family of hi-tech snails, you carry your home and everything you need; and beyond power and rigging points, you don’t need a whole lot from the local production/promoter. Even when you’re not carrying all your gear, picking up what’s needed locally in the western world is usually straightforward as long as it’s been advanced properly, especially in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallTrainingBusinessConcertEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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    Ken DeLoria 01/31/17 03:26 PM,
    In a previous article (here), I presented approaches and advantages in double-miking a range of percussion instruments. Let’s continue the discussion here by expanding the focus. Acoustic guitars are another instrument that can benefit greatly by being miked from more than one position. Just as guitar pickups are usually positioned at different points along the string length of an electric guitar, placing one microphone near the bridge, and another where the neck meets the sound hole on an acoustic guitar,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 01/31/17 01:55 PM,
    Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is housed on its own island at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast. With palm tree-lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail, and a university beach, the campus has offered degree programs since 1947. The University’s Department of Theatre & Dance recently tasked Philip Johnson, lighting designer/technical director and professor of Theatre at the University, to identify and install a fully digital system setup in the Warren Theatre. Johnson turned… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalInstallationProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 01/31/17 11:45 AM,
    Luis Eric González is a seasoned composer, arranger, producer and trumpet player whose diverse style ranges from Latin pop, jazz and salsa to RnB, classical and rock. Every time González enters the recording studio or takes the stage for a live performance, he strives to deliver an experience that all those listening will never forget. In order to create that memorable sound, he relies on DPA Microphones’ d:vote instrument microphones. González started playing trumpet at age seven in his native… View this post
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