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  • Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    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

  • Friday, December 14, 2012
    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
    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
    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
    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