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  • Friday, December 14, 2012
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    PSW Staff 12/14/12 10:36 AM,
    Lighting designer Paul Normandale has field tested Martin Professional’s new 1500-watt MAC III AirFX moving head on Jason Mraz’s current “Tour Is A Four Letter Word” world tour and found the luminaire to be a highly versatile lighting fixture. “It’s worked really, really well on Jason Mraz,” he says. “It’s bright and has a good range of gobos for a wash light!” Gobos in a wash light? The MAC III AirFX is a new concept that combines hard-edge, mid-air effects… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStage

  • Thursday, December 13, 2012
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    PSW Staff 12/13/12 01:44 PM,
    The Award for the Best PA or Stage Management System 2012 has been awarded to the V-Series line array system manufactured by d&b audiotechnik. This was one of ten categories in the Innovation International Prizes presented by the prestigious Produção Áudio Magazine Group whose publications are the professionals’ choice in the Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American and Brazilian markets.  The rigorous judging procedure began with nominations from the editorial teams from across the Produção Áudio catchment. Five entries for each category… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/13/12 12:10 PM,
    Dutch singer and vocal coach Margot Giselle utilized a new DPA handheld d:facto vocal microphone on a recent tour after putting the mic through its paces in an evaluation. “For the first time ever I was able to hear my voice as it really sounds because the microphone only amplified the sound – it didn’t change my voice in any way,” Giselle says. “It was bright, clear and warm - and by allowing me to create all the vocal colours… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    Jeff McLeod 12/13/12 12:00 PM,
    This article is provided by Church Audio Video.   Have you ever wanted to record your worship team, choir, or worship leader? As a songwriter myself, I’ve been recording my own and others’ music for over three decades, so I’ve seen lots of changes through the years. Here are some guidelines to consider: Know the reason for the project. Remember the verse “Without a vision, the people perish/cast off restraint” (Proverbs 29:18)? Don’t just record a project because you want… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogEducationEngineerSignalStageSystemTechnician

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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    PSW Staff 12/12/12 10:59 AM,
    With ever-increasing fuel costs, the mandate from alt-metal band Deftones for this fall’s North and South American “Koi No Yokan” tour was for a stand-alone lighting package that could play a wide variety of venues while maintaining an 18-foot truck footprint. The result is a system that looks big and packs small and revolves around Martin Professional’s compact MAC 101 color changer. “The compactness of the MAC 101 makes it really the only fixture that could deliver the mandates from… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStage

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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    Greg DeTogne 12/11/12 05:41 PM,
    Billed simply enough as The Tour, this season’s recent co-headlining matchup of KISS and Mötley Crüe held back nothing during a full-frontal assault on arenas, sheds, and any other venue, festival, or state fair brave enough to host the twin bill’s mix of heavy-hitting rock ‘n’ roll. Beyond the requisite blood spitting, fire breathing, smoking guitars, enough flash to light up New York City during the next blackout, and a closed-loop roller coaster used to launch Crüe drummer Tommy Lee… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionFeatureProductionAudioLightingStagingVideoSound ReinforcementStageSystem

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    Chris Huff 12/11/12 12:12 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   A recent post on feedback prevention prompted a good question from Ryan, a reader.  He said: “…there was one phrase that jumped out at me. Specifically, ‘Regarding floor monitors, vocalists should be very close to their floor monitor.’  I wanted to ask what the reasoning is behind this? I would think the further away the singer is, the more the sound is diffused; ergo, feedback is reduced.” One of the hard… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogMicrophoneMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, December 10, 2012
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    PSW Staff 12/10/12 03:42 PM,
    Waves Audio is the DSP manufacturer of choice for U.K.-based Sound Designer Richard Brooker in the new stage musical adaptation of the award-winning film The Bodyguard, which recently opened in London at the Adelphi Theatre. Brooker has a long history as an acclaimed sound designer on some of the industry’s biggest theatrical performances, including such credits as Jesus Christ Superstar, Never Forget, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, Chess, Daddy Cool, I Dreamed a Dream and many more. He has witnessed… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/10/12 03:17 PM,
    Dallas-based production company Onstage Systems supplied the audio system for the main stage of the Something Wicked Festival on October 27 in Houston. Billed as Texas’ first large-scale Halloween-oriented electronic dance music festival, the event featured international, national and local DJs, including Zedd, Nero and Flux Pavilion. The festival, produced by EDM promoters Disco Donnie Presents and Nightculture, filled up the Sam Houston Race Park. A full stadium sound package was needed, and Onstage provided it for the main stage… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/10/12 03:08 PM,
    Entertainment Sciences Group, a leading manufacturer of Show Control systems and VenueMagic Show Control software, has announced the hiring of Sean Karpowicz as their new Director of Marketing.  Karpowicz brings a diverse background across Pro Audio, Publishing, Live Sound, and Media and will direct marketing and press as the company experiences its biggest period of growth. Karpowicz began his professional life in the editorial department of Pearson Education, specializing in media editing. However, Pro Audio and Live Sound predates Karpowicz’s… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingProduction SoftwareStagingConcertStage