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  • Thursday, January 03, 2013
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    PSW Staff 01/03/13 06:04 AM,
    After four years of holding services in its 2,100-seat interim worship center, Dallas’ Watermark Community Church has now moved its congregation into a beautiful new 3,500-seat main sanctuary. Acoustic Dimensions once again served as the consultant for the client and, as it did in the past, specified an L-Acoustics KUDO loudspeaker system, which was installed by Clair Brothers Audio Systems. With the previous worship space currently being renovated into a two-story children’s building, its dozen KUDO enclosures were moved into… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, January 02, 2013
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    PSW Staff 01/02/13 12:51 PM,
    CAST Software has today released WYSIWYG R30, the latest edition of its industry standard lighting design and pre-visualisation suite. R30 is available to download now from the Members Only Area of the CAST Website: http://www.cast-soft.com. The release follows a phenomenally successful beta-testing period which saw one tester put the new software to use on an undisclosed high-profile project. wysiwyg – ‘What You See Is What You Get’ – is an award-winning software suite that is the graphic application tool used… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingProduction SoftwareConcertStage

  • Friday, December 21, 2012
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    PSW Staff 12/21/12 10:59 AM,
    TAIT Technologies have been awarded a Guinness World Records title for the world’s largest landscape video display. Consisting of 634,500 individual pixels, TAIT’s pixel tablet debuted at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony on 27th July 2012 and was used with stunning effect at all other ceremonies during the games. Throughout the ceremonies, the audience were able to hold TAIT’s pixel tablet in their hand, becoming part of the vast seamless ring of images surrounding the stadium seating area. TAIT… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionStagingVideoConcertStage

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    PSW Staff 12/21/12 09:14 AM,
    With former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor making cameo appearances, along with guest spots from guitar legend Jeff Beck and songstress Mary J. Blige, The Rolling Stones celebrated their 50th anniversary with style and panache with two sold out shows at London’s 20,000-capacity O2 Arena in late November. Clair Global was chosen by the Stones’ production management supremo Dale ‘Opie’ Skjerseth to supply the audio systems and crew for the shows as well as private band sessions in France… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioConcertConsolesLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, December 20, 2012
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    PSW Staff 12/20/12 10:50 AM,
    Carnival, the festive celebration most well-known in Trinidad and Tobago are also common here in the United States. Toward the close of the summer season, Carnival celebrations occurred in Atlantic City, NJ, Brooklyn, NY, and Miami, FL. At all three events, D.A.S. Audio Aero and Aero Series 2 loudspeaker system played a major role in the music heavy celebrations. Advanced Audio of NY, NY, a live sound services company that specializes in the pro touring and special events markets, was… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/20/12 06:29 AM,
    Everything is spectacular in this show of superlatives: the stars, the music and the effects. “Rocky” is one of the most elaborate German musical productions of recent years. Produced by Stage Entertainment, Sylvester Stallone and the boxers Vladimir and Vitali Klitschko, Rocky had its world premiere in Hamburg on the second weekend in November. For sound reinforcement, monitoring and audio networking Stage Entertainment has chosen audio technology from the Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup. An AURUS console with 40 faders and the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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    Chris Huff 12/19/12 03:14 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Mixing a worship team is more than just setting sound levels. Mixing involves bringing out the particular frequencies in each voice and musical instrument that, when combined together, present a high quality, emotional sound.  A high quality sound means no low hums, no muddy sound, no high tinny sounds To better understand it, listen to a well EQ’d classical music CD. In classical music, there are so many unique instruments each… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/19/12 12:05 PM,
    The Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Colorado Symphony Chorus (CSC) recently presented the centuries-old masterwork of the Christmas season: Handel’s Messiah. The 90 minute-long oratorio, conducted by CSO resident conductor Scott O’Neil, took place at the Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church on December 11th and 12th and was recorded in its entirety using Neumann digital microphones for a planned future album release. The performance, which featured 40 musicians, 80 choral singers and four soloists, took place in the sanctuary of Montview… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductionAudioConcertMicrophoneStage

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    PSW Staff 12/19/12 09:33 AM,
    After initial shoot-outs involving lighting designers and a visit to the PLASA trade show in London in September, Belgium-based event production supplier Phlippo Showlights made an investment in the new Martin Professional MAC Viper Profile, winner of the PLASA Innovation Award. “I was present at the first shoot-outs at the Phlippo Showlights headquarters and the Viper looked promising to me,” says lighting designer Thomas Boets of Light Design Productions, who specified the Viper on I Love Techno that took place… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingStagingConcertStage

  • Monday, December 17, 2012
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    Mike Sessler 12/17/12 05:37 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Last time around, I talked about how input lists can make stage set up easier (here). Today, I’ll move out of the office and on to the stage. Optimize Stage Cabling Sometimes, I’m appalled by the cabling I see on church stages. There I said it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen 25- or 50-foot cables running 6 feet, with a giant rat’s nest of a coil either at the… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogInterconnectSignalStageSystem