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  • Thursday, March 21, 2013
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    PSW Staff 03/21/13 11:59 AM,
    Kid Rock and his band, Twisted Brown Trucker, are once again rolling across the U.S. with two months of arena shows between February and April. Along for the ride are not only opening acts Buckcherry and Hellbound Glory, but also another “old friend” – Sound Image’s L-Acoustics K1 system. The 2013 Rebel Soul tour, in support of Kid Rock’s latest album of the same name, marks the sixth year that Steve “Half Pint” Cross has manned FOH for the group.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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    PSW Staff 03/19/13 10:51 AM,
    Following a successful tour with the three-time Grammy Award winning Zac Brown Band, SES (Special Event Services) has increased its inventory of Martin Audio MLA loudspeakers. Asked about the decision, SES spokesperson Michael Brammer responded, “The addition of 24 MLA, 24 MLX, and 48 MLA Compact enclosures gives us more flexibility in creating system configurations, and the ability to serve multiple tours with MLA at the same time. MLA is without question one of the finest sounding PA systems in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 03/19/13 09:40 AM,
    Described as an “evangelical Christian megachurch” Saddleback Church in Southern California embraces high production values to reinforce its services. Looking to remain at the cutting edge via an architectural makeover late last year, they took delivery of a quantity of Spot One and Wash One LED moving head fixtures from GLP — commissioned by the then Lighting Director, Jon Griffin. GLP Inc President, Mark Ravenhill, recalls, “Jon contacted us about the fixtures when they were planning a lighting upgrade to… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionChurch SoundNewsProductionLightingStage

  • Friday, March 15, 2013
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    PSW Staff 03/15/13 02:40 PM,
    Annerin Productions brings Pink Floyd’s extraordinary sound and lighting to the The Pink Floyd Experience (PFE). The show combines the band’s music, sound and lights in an intimate, theatre atmosphere. The production is gearing up to hit the road in early 2013 and DiGiCo will shine on again as another proverbial brick in the band’s audio production wall for the second year, with Greg Clinton riding shotgun on an SD8-36 at FOH and Chase Tower on a similar system at… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, March 14, 2013
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    Bruce Bartlett 03/14/13 10:23 AM,
    The live sound world goes well beyond the concert realm into areas such as the performing arts, including theatrical plays, musicals, and opera. It also can extend to things like magic shows, dance troupes, puppet shows, jugglers, and even ventriloquists. Each act presents special microphone requirements, which we’ll explore here. Performing arts applications usually involve at least one of four types: floor mics, hanging mics, wireless lavalier mics, and wireless headworn mics. On The Floor Stage floor microphones, also known… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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    PSW Staff 03/13/13 11:08 AM,
    DPA Microphones played a vital role in helping nearly 100 studio engineers get to grips with the black art of miking a drum kit during a workshop seminar given by Grammy award-winning drummer Morgan Ågren, entitled Producers Seminar: Drums with Morgan Ågren. Hosted by Sweden’s Studio Magazine, the seminar took place in Stockholm in conjunction with DPA Microphones and Avid/Pro Tools. Opus3 label founder and “Microphone Doctor” Jan-Eric Persson was also a guest speaker. “The aim of this workshop was… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEducationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

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    Mike Sessler 03/13/13 09:54 AM,
    If you know anything about storytelling, you know that stories have an arc. They start off with introductions, the characters and tension builds, conflict grows, we have a climax and finally a resolution. The shape of the arc can be different for each story, but the basic tenants remain. Songs typically follow an arc. We start with a musical introduction, a verse, a chorus, build to a bridge, sometimes a breakdown, then a big chorus finish followed by a resolution.… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionFeatureBlogStudy HallProductionLightingConcertStage

  • Monday, March 11, 2013
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    PSW Staff 03/11/13 09:36 AM,
    Clear-Com is providing the University of Minnesota’s School of Music’s Ted Mann Concert Hall with improved efficiency in its production communications. The school’s theater recently installed a four-channel Clear-Com Tempest2400 digital wireless system, enhancing production crew members’ communications during and between a variety of shows. The Tempest2400 is being used for production communication during various types of performances. These include performances by the choirs, bands, orchestras and other large ensembles. They also rely on the Tempest system when transitioning from… View this post
    Filed in: AVProductionNewsProductionAudioConcertSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 03/11/13 09:28 AM,
    More than 20 years after the late Whitney Houston was immortalized on the big screen with The Bodyguard, London’s Adelphi Theatre is staging a musical production of the story, featuring a 151-cabinet Meyer Sound system based on the M’elodie and MINA line array loudspeakers. The Bodyguard musical has abundant dynamic contrasts. They range from moments of hushed intimacy between the two lead characters to the goosebump-inducing show-stopping hits like “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “I Will Always Love You.” “The… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 03/11/13 07:08 AM,
    Sandel Brothers Sound provides sound system rentals, installations and live event production throughout the New York City and nearby New Jersey areas.  In business since 1968, the company recently invested in an assortment of dBTechnologies and RCF sound reinforcement systems for their rental inventory. “I had been looking at the new compact line array systems for a while when a subcontractor we were working with started talking about different systems,” explains Joseph Sandel. “He spoke so highly of the dBTechnologies… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage