The February 2018 Digital Edition

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Articles from the February 2018 Issue

User interface for Waves F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ with real-time frequency spectrum analyzer

Waves Audio F6 Dynamic EQ Update

FOH Staff •
  • February 2018
  • New Gear
• February 27, 2018

Waves Audio announced an updated addition to its F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ real-time frequency spectrum analyzer.

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Roland XS-62S six-channel video switcher and audio mixer

Roland Professional XS-62S

FOH Staff •
  • February 2018
  • New Gear
• February 27, 2018

Roland Professional A/V is now shipping its XS-62S six-channel video switcher and audio mixer.

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Roland V-60HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

Roland Now Shipping V-60HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

FOH Staff •
  • February 2018
  • New Gear
• February 22, 2018

Roland Professional A/V is now shipping the V-60HD compact integrated video switcher and audio mixer.

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RCF TTS15-A and TTS18-A MK2

RCF TTS15-A and TTS18-A MK2

FOH Staff •
  • February 2018
  • New Gear
• February 22, 2018

RCF has expanded its low frequency offerings with the introductions of TTS15-A single 15" and TTS18-A MK2 single 18" loudspeakers. The TTS15-A's 15" woofer is powered by an onboard 1100-watt RMS Class-D amplifier with a frequency response from 40-400 Hz and 134 dB SPL maximum output. The TTS18-A MK2 is an upgrade to the original TTS18-A with new amplifier and transducer technology. This lets RCF increase the power by 40 percent to 1400 watts with frequency response down to 35Hz, and ability to achieve 136 dB max SPL. The transducer is an 18" hypervented woofer with 4" voice coil. RCF's propriety RDNet onboard allows for integration in total system design as well as the ability to remote monitor all components in the cabinet with DSP to incorporate into system audio control functionality. The design of the subwoofer cabinets allow them to be positioned vertically or horizontally, with M20 pole receptacles on both top and side.

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The oldies review was staged Jan. 27, 2018

Jerry Blavat’s Disco, Soul and Doo-Wop

FOH Staff •
  • February 2018
  • Showtime
• February 20, 2018

Sound Co
ACIR Professional

Venue
Kimmel Center,
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Jerry Harvey Audio 13v2

Jerry Harvey Audio Performance Series Universal Fit IEMs

FOH Staff •
  • February 2018
  • Road Tests
• February 20, 2018

One of the issues facing musicians who use IEMs is the debate over whether to use custom-fit or “generic” fit earpieces. Custom IEMs promise better isolation and increased comfort, but capturing an accurate ear impression is critical to a successful fit.

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The Jan. 29 concert was a benefit for the MusiCares foundation.

ManDoki Soulmates

FOH Staff •
  • February 2018
  • Showtime
• February 20, 2018

Sound Co
Boulevard Pro

Venue
Beacon Theater,
New York, NY Read More...

Hanging / Choir Microphones

Hanging / Choir Microphones

FOH Staff •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • February 2018
• February 20, 2018
If you think about it, nearly any end-address mic can be used in an overhead hanging application, whether for theater, orchestra or choir sound reinforcement. Yet an unobtrusive — almost unseen — appearance is often highly desirable in this application. Thus, miniature condenser capsules that can be separated from the electronics for a near-invisible appearance […] Read More...
The SIP crew, from left - Dan Devisser, Sammy Skalbeck, Matt Dominguez, Shannon Stewart, Christian Chambers and Austin Lanning

Stewart Independent Production

FOH Staff •
  • February 2018
  • Regional Slants
• February 20, 2018

Shannon Stewart and Dan DeVisser joined forces at an early age. Both loved concerts, especially with favorite bands. But more than that, great sound spoke to them. And the source of that sound? Gear.
Now, their company, Stewart Independent Production (SIP) is celebrating more than 25 years as an independent production company. They’ve created experienced, pro concert touring team that designs, builds, manages and supports concerts in Saugatuck, MI, but mostly in areas beyond. Read More...

The exterior. Photo by Louise Leblanc

Grand Théâtre de Québec

FOH Staff •
  • February 2018
  • Installations
• February 20, 2018

The Grand Théâtre de Québec is a world-class performing arts complex that is the crowning jewel of downtown Quebec City. Designed by Polish-Canadian architect Victor Prus, the facility was originally proposed to commemorate the Canadian Centennial of 1967, although due to various delays, the venue did not open until January 16, 1971.

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FRONT of HOUSE Feb 2018 Installation Showcase - Churches

Houses of Worship

FOH Staff •
  • February 2018
  • Installations
• February 20, 2018

There is no doubt that transforming a “typical” house of worship setting into high performance venue is no easy task. Part of this stems from the fact that in reality, there are no “typical” spaces used for such purposes. These can range from storefront conversions to elaborate architectural designs, and acoustical characteristics are rarely part of the original plan.

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Katy Perry tour photo by Steve Jennings

Katy Perry – ‘Witness’ the Tour

FOH Staff •
  • February 2018
  • Production Profile
• February 20, 2018

In early February 2018, Katy Perry was finishing up the North America segment of her Witness: The Tour trek, which kicked off Sept. 19, 2017 at Montreal’s Bell Centre. This marked the completion of the first portion of this nearly year-long, seven-leg world tour, which is slated to wrap up in New Zealand on August 21, 2018. We caught up with the audio team to talk about the tour before they headed off for another 47 dates, which include Brazil, Japan, Germany, the UK and more, ending with six dates in Oceania. Mixing the tour at FOH is Toby Francis; Paul Jump is the FOH systems tech; and Dave Rupsch is handling monitors. Clair Global is the sound company supporting the production.

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