The April 2018 Digital Edition

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Articles from the April 2018 Issue

Traveling Time!

George Petersen •
  • April 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Editor's Note
• April 12, 2018
Spring may have officially arrived — at least the days are (slightly) longer. And just as April showers bring May flowers, for me the annual thawing of the sheds is a sure sign of spring and a busy touring season. For sound companies, now’s a good time to start getting ready. ‡‡         Planes, Trains and […] Read More...

Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ World Tour

George Petersen •
  • April 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Production Profile
• April 12, 2018
After kicking off last September at the U.K.’s O2 Apollo Manchester, Melodrama — the world tour by New Zealand-based pop sensation Lorde in support of her June 2017 album release — continues on a string of packed theaters and arenas. And after completing successful tour legs in Europe and Oceania, the Lorde entourage is now […] Read More...

James Gordon

Suzi Spangenberg •
  • April 2018
  • Current Issue
  • FOH Interview
• April 12, 2018
The CEO of Audiotonix — the parent company of Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiCo, DiGiGrid and Solid State Logic — discusses life, career and gizmos.

James Gordon loves gear. It started at an early age when his father, who worked for EMI in London, started taking him to work.

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Parnelli Awards and NAMM Commit for the Long Term

Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • April 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Features
• April 12, 2018
Terry Lowe and Joe Lamond Look Back and Forward The 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim proved to be the most successful ever by almost any measure. NAMM’s embrace of the live event world and partnership with PLSN/FRONT of HOUSE magazines and the Parnelli Awards adding a contributing factor to a significant spike in the numbers […] Read More...

Headworn Mics

George Petersen •
  • April 2018
  • Buyer's Guide
  • Current Issue
• April 12, 2018
Once clunky, unwieldly and low-fi, modern headset microphone designs have evolved into stylish, high-performance transducers. Not only are these miniature and nearly invisible, but also durable and able to stand up to the hazards of the stage, whether sweat, water, humidity, makeup and every sort of rough handling imaginable. And even facing such hardships, there […] Read More...

Point Source Audio Celebrates Their 10th Anniversary

Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • April 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Milestones
• April 12, 2018
Innovative miniature mics shaking up the theater world and beyond When asked if there was a “highlight” moment of the company’s 10 years so far, James Lamb, president of Point Source Audio, exclaims, “Every year!” The microphone design/engineering/manufacturing company is having an especially big year, having been recently called on to supply wearable mics for […] Read More...

Lectrosonics Duet In-Ear Monitoring System

Vince Lepore •
  • April 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Road Tests
• April 12, 2018
I have met some die-hard Lectrosonics fans over the years, but I personally have little experience using their gear. I thought this might be good for this review, as I didn’t have any preconceived notions about what to expect. Sure enough, that turned out to be the case. My first exposure to the Duet in-ear […] Read More...

Miller Theater: The Pride of Augusta, GA is Reborn

Thomas S. Friedman •
  • April 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Installations
• April 12, 2018
The story is a familiar one throughout America, as once-popular urban movie palaces lay empty and dilapidated for years — even decades, before eventually facing the fate of the wrecker’s ball. Built in 1940, Augusta, Georgia’s Miller Theater represented the state-of-the-art in cinema and vaudeville for more than four decades. Like so many others, an […] Read More...

Touring Planning, Part 2: Maintaining a Production Dialog

David Morgan •
  • April 2018
  • Current Issue
  • On the Digital Edge
• April 12, 2018
This month’s column completes last month’s (FOH, March 2018, page 39) list of agenda items for this winter’s off-the-road production dialog. This part includes the typical pre-tour, nuts-and-bolts bullet points that every production must address when actually getting the show back out on the road. This year, we are going out with the same show […] Read More...

Have You Ever Been Experienced?

Dan Daley •
  • April 2018
  • Current Issue
  • The Biz
• April 12, 2018
The recent Pollstar Live! event in Los Angeles covered a lot of ground, and in doing so expressed widespread optimism about the music business in general, which has been buoyed in recent months by, in particular, significant increases in paid streaming. These are beginning to offset — and in some ways surpass — the losses […] Read More...

Crossovers, Part 2

Steve LaCerra •
  • April 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Theory and Practice
• April 12, 2018
Last month (FRONT of HOUSE, March 2018, page 41), we took a crash course in audio crossovers. This month, we’ll discuss crossover parameters. Crossovers are basically a series of filters, and the simplest crossovers are a combination of high-pass and low-pass filters. (Sometimes a really simple crossover can be built using a single capacitor to […] Read More...

Solutions for Common Wireless Issues

Vince Lepore •
  • April 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Sound Sanctuary
• April 12, 2018
We all deal with wireless issues. I’ve had my share over the years, and I have written about some of them in this column. We have an annual PGA golf tournament right down the road that steps all over our frequencies, but otherwise, we have relatively pain-free RF the rest of the year. I attribute […] Read More...

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