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  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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    Bob McCarthy 01/17/17 08:20 AM,
    A few years ago, I attended two “straight” plays, i.e., the kind without musicians. Such events are all about the dialog (and the lighting, of course). One production had no discernible sound reinforcement and the other had totally overt and apparent microphones, loudspeakers and amplification, thereby opening an opportunity for me to compare and contrast. One play was Shakespeare’s King Lear. Historians still dispute the identity of Shakespeare, but all agree that these plays were written without a sound system… View this post
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  • Monday, January 16, 2017
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    PSW Staff 01/16/17 01:09 PM,
    Status Quo boasts 100 single releases, 60 UK chart hits including 22 in the top ten, the opening act for ‘Live Aid’ in 1985 and recipients of multiple industry awards. Perhaps less well-known but just as significant is their long commitment to charities including The Prince’s Trust, the British Heart Foundation and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. In early 2016 the band announced their final electric tour, the appropriately-named ‘Last Night Of The Electrics’, for which London-based Capital Sound deployed its Outline… View this post
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  • Friday, January 13, 2017
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    PSW Staff 01/13/17 02:52 PM,
    Since he first appeared at the Marshland Festival in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Frank Foster has stuck with Deep South Productions (DSP) for all his touring technology, including the J-Series from d&b audiotechnik which was added about three years ago. “It’s where my business relationship with DSP’s owner Marvin Simon was cemented,” says Foster. “I’m into every aspect of my show, especially the sound, and I appreciate the difference I get from DSP, especially since Marvin bought that new German audio… View this post
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    PSW Staff 01/13/17 12:40 PM,
    Avid announces that sound designer Gareth Owen is using Avid’s flagship live sound mixing system, Avid VENUE | S6L to mix the Broadway musical theater production of A Bronx Tale at the Longacre Theater in New York. Powered by the MediaCentral Platform, the Avid VENUE | S6L provides the processing capabilities to create compelling musical theater experiences. Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, A Bronx Tale is based on the… View this post
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    PSW Staff 01/13/17 09:55 AM,
    As they prepare for a busy 2017 touring schedule, Los Angeles based indie-rock band, Local Natives, is celebrating its successful 2016 USA and European concert series, with Allen & Heath’s dLive S Class digital mixing system managing monitor requirements. Promoting their third studio album, Sunlit Youth, the 16-week tour extensively covered venues across the USA and Europe. Monitor engineer, Laurence Eaves, provided the five-piece band with 12 separate in-ear and wedge mixes from 48 on-stage sources, using a dLive S5000… View this post
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    Mike Sokol 01/13/17 06:34 AM,
    Many live mixes are not only too loud, but also sonically unbalanced. I got to thinking about this (again) when recently re-reading “How Loud Does It Need To Be?” by Peter Janis of Radial Engineering here on ProSoundWeb. Yes, I’m saying it right here: far too many live mixes are just plain bad. That is, too much bass, too many highs, and dynamics out of control. Add this to SPL in excess of 110 to 115 dB and it’s not… View this post
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  • Thursday, January 12, 2017
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    PSW Staff 01/12/17 03:12 PM,
    The Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta is the site for the semi-annual Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show. More than 30,000 beauty professionals were in attendance for education, workshops and entertainment at the three-day professional beauty industry tradeshow. The show features entertainment and fashion events, culminating with the televised hair battle on the main stage; all supported by AEE Productions and Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) KF line arrays. “We were on site for full production except for the broadcast… View this post
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    PSW Staff 01/12/17 02:40 PM,
    The Dead Daisies comprise some of the most wanted A-list musicians on the heavy rock circuit, including lead guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), vocalist John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), rhythm guitarist David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink), power drummer Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner), and versatile bass player Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent).  Self-described as “classic, three-chord, visceral, melt-your-face hard rock,” the band requires solid wireless systems like the Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless LT belt pack transmitters and… View this post
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    Ike Zimbel 01/12/17 02:17 PM,
    In the early 1990s I was serving as a maintenance tech in a large recording studio complex when I got a call from the sound company I’d worked for in the previous decade. Was I available to mix and tech front of house for the upcoming Canada Day (July 1st in Canada, like July 4th in the U.S.) gig at the provincial legislature? I hadn’t done live sound in a while, but it was a daytime gig, on a paid… View this post
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    PSW Staff 01/12/17 08:38 AM,
    Ellen’s Stardust Diner is known for its Broadway-themed decor, retro 1950’s decor and singing waitstaff. Located just footsteps away from the stages of The Great White Way, tourists from around the world come to experience the Diner’s Broadway-bound singers first-hand. Recently, the diner stepped up its audio quality, opting for Sennheiser’s XS wireless system. With hundreds of patrons partaking in the Diner’s menu fare and singing talent each day, Ellen’s Stardust needed a reliable wireless system that could deliver clean… View this post
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