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The February 2019 Digital Edition

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Articles from the February 2019 Issue

Finally Found a Home

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George Petersen •
  • Editor's Note
  • February 2019
• February 12, 2019
I’m a traditionalist. Yeah, one of those guys who wistfully recalls the old days, like the personal touch of those good ol’ NSCA shows or the intimacy of the New York AES shows back when they were held at the New York Hilton. The vibe was different then as well. The exhibit floor of the […] Read More...

Product Hits of the 2019 NAMM Show

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George Petersen •
  • February 2019
  • News
• February 12, 2019
ANAHEIM, CA - From January 24 to 27, 2019, while much of the country was battered by winter storms, some 115,301 registered M.I., music products, pro audio and event technology professionals braved shirtsleeve weather that occasionally dipped into the mid-70s to attend the 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. On the various show floors, there was plenty of new technology action to see - and hear. Read More...

FOH Presents Gold Star Product Awards at NAMM

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FOH Staff •
  • February 2019
  • News
• February 12, 2019
ANAHEIM, CA - At the NAMM show, along with all the products being revealed for the first time, there was a full array of products that have proven themselves to be worthy of special recognition. While not being unveiled for the first time, they have proved themselves by gaining traction in the marketplace. Here are the editorial staff’s picks for the first 20 products being honored with FRONT of HOUSE’s Gold Star Awards. Read More...

18th Annual Parnelli Awards

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Features
  • February 2019
• February 12, 2019
On Jan. 25, 2019, the 18th annual Parnelli Awards ceremony took place, returning to the Anaheim Hilton during the NAMM exhibition. Along with the three awards for career achievement honoring production manager Chris Adamson (Lifetime Achievement Award), staging innovator Yvan Miron (Visionary Award) and audio genius Brock Adamson (Audio Innovator Award), more than two dozen […] Read More...

Elton John “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos & Text) •
  • February 2019
  • Production Profile
• February 12, 2019
With over 300 dates, Elton John is celebrating a career of five decades in the music industry. With so many hit songs, his selection is sure to please fans seeing him for the very last time. His six-piece band includes longtime members Nigel Olsson (drums), Ray Cooper (percussion) and musical director Davey Johnstone (guitars). We […] Read More...

House of Worship Projects

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • February 2019
  • Installations
• February 12, 2019
    No matter what faith or style of service, all churches share a common goal — that of spreading the message. Some have a greater emphasis on spoken word; others rely more on music in any variety of styles, whether it be folk, liturgical, gospel or flat-out rock and roll. But these days, one […] Read More...

Woodstock: 50 Years After

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John Kane •
  • February 2019
  • Milestones
• February 12, 2019
Revisiting the Roots of Festival Sound Woodstock. What hasn’t already been said? With its 50th anniversary fast approaching, a flurry of media outlets are glomming onto topics addressed during previous milestone birthdays. More now than ever, the stories of Woodstock will be elevated in myth and lore. But this process will leave many in the […] Read More...

Large-Format Line Arrays

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George Petersen •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • February 2019
• February 12, 2019
When you’re doing tours and installs in arenas, stadiums and larger venues, you typically need long-throw, high power systems. This calls out the really big guns — typically in the form of large-format line arrays, here defined as systems with dual 12- or 15-inch woofers. Checking around, we found a wide “array” of available systems […] Read More...

PreSonus EarMix 16M Personal Monitor Mixers

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Bill Evans •
  • February 2019
  • Road Tests
• February 12, 2019
Let’s start with a disclaimer. I have been a PreSonus user since buying my first BlueTube unit many years ago and, over the past few years, I’ve used a PreSonus mix system (RM32-AI) and 328AI speakers on every gig I’ve done. Ok, I’m something of a fan. The system I received consisted of the StudioLive […] Read More...

Personal Monitoring: A Mixing Democracy

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Steve LaCerra •
  • February 2019
  • On the Digital Edge
• February 12, 2019
There’s no doubt that networked digital consoles have made our lives easier in many ways. We all know about the reduced need for outboard processing, drive and effects racks and copper snakes. We all love the way we can save and recall shows, and at the push of a button — change from a karaoke […] Read More...

Getting Immersed In It All

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Dan Daley •
  • February 2019
  • The Biz
• February 12, 2019
“Immersive” is the media buzzword du jour. Museums use multiple projectors to envelope us in images of the past while IMAX is nearly curving its screens around the audience for sci-fi. The broadcast mavens have approved Dolby’s Atmos system, which can output somewhere north of 22 speaker channels for television, by adding four ceiling speakers […] Read More...

To Buy or Rent…That is the Question

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Vince Lepore •
  • February 2019
  • Sound Sanctuary
• February 12, 2019
It’s a universal issue that transcends any type of business or project. Let’s say you’re putting in a raised patio deck on your house. Doing this will probably entail sinking a lot of holes in the ground for support posts. If your yard just happens to have soft, loamy soil, you could simply dig them […] Read More...

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