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  • Monday, October 28, 2013
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    PSW Staff 10/28/13 01:25 PM,
    When the new school year started at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), the 600-student community started classes with a dramatically new on-campus theater. Supporting the school’s visual and performing arts training curriculums, the premier public arts high school turned the top level of its building into a state-of-the-art black box theater. Used for classes, performances, and, at times, a gallery space, the new facility features detailed lighting and an intricate microphone design to accommodate the day-to-day… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/28/13 01:04 PM,
    Production Company Snapped on the River Music recently invested in a Soundcraft Si Expression 1 console for use in the company’s support of live music productions. Joe Michaels, President of Snapped on the River Music, is a seasoned veteran in FOH and live production, and naturally sought a device that could mirror his decades of experience. The Soundcraft Si Expression 1 is a versatile board that combines power and performance with a compact form factor. “I record the majority of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 10/28/13 12:59 PM,
    Home of the San Luis Obispo Symphony, the 1,289-seat Christopher Cohan Center has recently installed a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. Featuring a retractable active acoustic canopy formed by 40 miniature loudspeakers, the Constellation system provides an environment that helps musicians hear each other better and hence improve their sense of ensemble. “The orchestra plays on a thrust stage in front of the proscenium, under a very high ceiling,” explains Fred Vogler, principal sound designer at Sonitus, a Los Angeles-based… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/28/13 12:25 PM,
    The Earthworks 521 ZDT Preamps for 500 series racks are now in stock and shipping. Based on the ZDT Preamp technology designed by David Blackmer, the Earthworks 521 brings the exacting standards of the ZDT Zero Distortion Preamplifiers to the convenient 500 series format, providing a amplification option to the 500 series rack. “Earthworks is continually developing precision audio products that elevate the audio chain,” says Heidi Blackmer Robichaud, President/CEO of Earthworks.  “We are thrilled to introduce the new 521… View this post
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  • Friday, October 25, 2013
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    PSW Staff 10/25/13 02:26 PM,
    Founded in 1966, Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre (ASGT) is an outdoor community theatre in Historic Downtown Annapolis, Maryland. With its all-volunteer staff and actors, ASGT hosts three major productions each season in an outdoor garden setting. While most ASGT productions are musicals, the venue also hosts Shakespeare, improv and educational programs. The outdoor garden setting is pleasant for theatre goers, but it presents ongoing challenges to actors and staff ranging from lingering afternoon heat and inclement weather to noise from… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/25/13 01:43 PM,
    Touring artists Shane & Shane and Phil Wickham will deliver fun, family-friendly nights of holiday cheer and worship on their fourth annual Christmas tour, and PreSonus will be with them from start to finish. The artists will use the new PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI digital mixer the entire tour and will use the StudioLive AI-series PA loudspeakers at most locations. “We’re extremely impressed with the StudioLive products’ audio quality, features, and ease of use,” explains tour engineer Travis Brockway. “These products… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/25/13 06:47 AM,
    D.A.S. Audio is pleased to announce that Dynamic Productions USA, a full event production, sound, lighting and staging company headquartered in Orangeburg, NY with offices in Miami, FL and New Jersey, is the first firm in the nation to take delivery of a new Aero 40A Advanced Line Array System (ALAS™). With a comprehensive range of advanced features, the new Aero 40A marks the beginning of a new breed of line arrays incorporating the latest in waveguide design, power electronics,… View this post
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  • Thursday, October 24, 2013
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    PSW Staff 10/24/13 12:28 PM,
    Riedel Communications announced that Firehouse Productions used a substantial deployment of Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom systems to provide flexible broadcast-quality communications throughout the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), in Brooklyn, N.Y. “The VMAs are a very fast and dynamic show,” said Mark Dittmar, vice president of design and engineering at Firehouse Productions. “Seven separate shows are put together to create the entire experience, and each of these shows has its own communication needs, as well as the need to… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/24/13 11:45 AM,
    FOH Engineer Bob Coke – most recently out on tour with the Black Crowes – originally stumbled upon Metric Halo’s SpectraFoo after complaining to Marco de Fouquières of Dispatch/Dushow (the largest sound company in France) that there seemed to be no Mac-based sound analysis software. Fouquières alerted Coke to SpectraFoo, which is proudly and only Mac-based. “At the time, there was a huge shift in our approach to system installations with the arrival of the L-Acoustic line array, concurrent development… View this post
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  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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    PSW Staff 10/23/13 11:38 AM,
    Clear-Com is pleased to announce that its HelixNet Partyline was a proven intercom solution at this summer’s John Deere Annual Event in Columbus, OH. Even after being pushed beyond its limits, HelixNet rose to the challenge and enabled Kelly Epperson and his production team to deliver a successful and cost-effective show for John Deere. Epperson, audio system designer and A1 for the event, was hired by the production company, See Our Solutions in St. Louis, MO, to specify the audio… View this post
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