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  • Monday, February 11, 2013
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    PSW Staff 02/11/13 01:51 PM,
    There is something uniquely timeless about Kander and Ebb’s ‘Cabaret,’ if only people could wear their age as well as this musical. The current production at the Savoy Theatre, London bears the familiar hallmarks of love and lust that the musical is know for. Ben Harrison, sound designer, created a system based around older elements from d&b audiotechnik to create the ambiance he felt the production required. “Orbital Sound happens to own some d&b F1222s, these are the successor to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioConcertLoudspeakerStage

  • Thursday, February 07, 2013
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    Chris Huff 02/07/13 04:51 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   The front of the church sanctuary is where all eyes are focused. It’s the place where the pastor presents the Word of God. It’s the place where the congregation is lead to worship in song. It’s the place where people kneel at the cross. It’s the place of most importance. I believe it’s important to note the use of the word “stage” before going on. The room is the sanctuary. The… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageSystem

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    PSW Staff 02/07/13 04:47 PM,
    Award-winning South African front of house engineer, Marius Marais, has long been a fan of Studer and Soundcraft mixing consoles. Recently, he increased his mixing arsenal adding a Studer Vista 5 SR, a Soundcraft Vi1 and Si Compact (with optical card)—all supplied by Harman Professional’s South African distributor, Wild & Marr. Marais’ CV includes “SA Idols”—and he has also been associated with the South African Music Awards (SAMA), the 2010 FIFA World Cup and other high-profile events. The Vista 5… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 02/07/13 01:12 PM,
    The creative forces of Blue Man Group (BMG) have been working for two years to bring an all-new production to the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The show, co–created with world–renowned 3-D designer Michael Curry, adds a few new elements to the mix: instruments (including Percussipede, a musical centipede of percussion instruments), a six-piece band and a Showbot robot character. One of the casino’s interior theaters was gutted for BMG’s new Vegas home and its audio team… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, February 05, 2013
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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 12:09 PM,
    VenueMagic has enhanced the fixture override feature for its family of Show Control platforms. Combining live hardware control with VenueMagic’s ability to pre-program show elements, fixture override allows users to take real-time control of their VenueMagic-controlled show using hardware such as DMX lighting consoles, MIDI controllers, or VenueMagic’s built-in Virtual Control Surface. Fixture override works by disabling any pre-programming – from a fixture to a timeline – that a user chooses to control in real-time. Users can take control of… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingProduction SoftwareVideoConcertSoftwareStage

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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 10:49 AM,
    Radial Engineering has announced the new Stage Bug SB-1, an ultra-compact direct box designed to fit inside the string pocket of a guitar case. Designed primarily for acoustic guitars, the Stage Bug SB-1 measures less than 2 inches wide, by 3.85 inches long and only 1.3 inches high. (5.1 cm x 9.8 cm x 3.3 cm). It’s powered using standard 48-volt phantom power. The Stage Bug SB-1 has a standard 1/4-inch hi-Z instrument input, a low-Z balanced output to feed… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductInterconnectRemoteSignalStage

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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 09:30 AM,
    From December 28th to January 20th, Lennon and McCartney fans were treated to the theatrical concert Hey Jude at Forum in Copenhagen. A spectacular musical and visual treat with lighting design by Jonas Bøgh, the Beatles-inspired show used a host of Martin Professional MAC luminaires, including the new MAC III Wash, with supply by Nordic Rentals. “I needed a very powerful fixture to create an enormous ‘background of light,” explains LD Jonas Bøgh. “At the beginning of the theatre concert… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStageTechnician

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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 09:00 AM,
    When Brooklyn Tech High School, one of New York City’s most prestigious public high schools, needed to overhaul the outdated audio system in its 80-year-old auditorium, it called on Masque Sound to do the job. The company equipped the majestic hall with a range of state-of-the-art audio equipment. Built in 1933, Brooklyn Tech is home to the third largest auditorium in New York, second only to Radio City Music Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House. Featuring seating for 3,100 and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAmplifierEducationLine ArrayLoudspeakerPowerSound ReinforcementStage

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    Gary Gand 02/05/13 04:42 AM,
    For those who missed my first “newbie” column, here’s a re-cap. I’m the guy you love to hate, a musician almost from birth who is also a long-time professional sound engineer (35 years and counting). My goal is to inform and educate the less-experienced sound people that I work with on a regular basis from my spot at stage right in front of my guitar amp, behind my 36-pound pedal board, in my seven-piece blues, rock, soul – and whatever… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogTrainingInterconnectPowerRemoteSignalStage

  • Friday, February 01, 2013
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    Bruce Bartlett 02/01/13 03:53 PM,
    Remote recording is exhilarating. Musicians, excited by the audience, often put on a stellar performance. Usually you only get one chance to get it recorded, and it must be done right. It’s on the edge, but by the end of the night, especially if everything has gone as planned – what a great feeling! Challenges abound. Monitors can feed back and/or leak into the vocal microphones, coloring the sound. Bass sound can leak into the drum mics, and the drums… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalStageWireless