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The January 2019 Digital Edition

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Articles from the January 2019 Issue

The State of the Live Industry 2019

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George Petersen •
  • Editor's Note
  • January 2019
• January 16, 2019
As the editor of FOH, I am frequently asked for my insights into the health of the live audio industry and where it’s headed. If you queried me about the recording side of the business, the picture is quite different, as that side seems driven toward lower-end products accompanied by dozens of higher-end outboard offerings […] Read More...

News Feature: Streaming Paul McCartney Live from Grand Central Station in NYC

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FOH Staff •
  • Features
  • January 2019
• January 16, 2019
NEW YORK — Typically, when a live Paul McCartney concert is organized, the venue is a massive stadium or a mega-festival appearance. However, to promote his recent Egypt Station album, the ex-Beatle wanted to go small — in this case, an intimate show for some 300 lucky individuals at the former main waiting room in […] Read More...

New Gear: NAMM Preview

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George Petersen •
  • Features
  • January 2019
• January 16, 2019
To download a PDF of the FRONT of HOUSE NAMM 2019 New Gear Preview, CLICK HERE. Read More...

Showtime Feature: Top Tours of 2018

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FOH Staff •
  • Features
  • January 2019
• January 16, 2019
Over-the-top stadium shows seem to have become commonplace in the last year. This shows just how many people are longing for live entertainment these days. When constant stadium filling giants such as Luke Bryan, Drake and Roger Waters can’t crack the top 10 in attendance or ticket dollars (based on Billboard’s Nov. 1-Oct. 31 touring […] Read More...

Parnelli Profile: Lifetime Achievement Honoree Chris Adamson

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Features
  • January 2019
• January 16, 2019
He’s worked with our greatest music acts: Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Aerosmith, Bette Midler, John Mayer, Def Leppard — even the chairman himself, Frank Sinatra — and so many more. Impressively, Chris Adamson has also spent two decades-plus with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and more than four decades with Fleetwood Mac. He has a […] Read More...

Nine Inch Nails

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Steve Jennings (Photos & Text) •
  • January 2019
  • Production Profile
• January 16, 2019
Before a final six-show residency at the Palladium in Los Angeles, Nine Inch Nails moved toward the completion of their “Cold and Black and Infinite” North America tour in early December with pounding rock solid performances for the sold-out crowds at a two-night stand in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. We caught up with […] Read More...

Recent Nightclub Projects

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • Installations
  • January 2019
• January 16, 2019
No matter what time of year, or state of the economy, one thing is constant. People like to get out, party and have a good time — certainly a compelling reason why the club scene remains vibrant and growing. And a major factor in the “club experience” can include combining music with something “different” — microbrewing, […] Read More...

ProCases Marks 25 Years

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Jim Hutchison •
  • January 2019
  • Milestones
• January 16, 2019
Company’s Longevity Tied to Protecting Gear against Worst-Case Scenarios Road cases are a worthwhile investment, because they protect equipment that can be exorbitantly expensive. Even the simplest of gear can be in the thousands of dollars, and buying a new one every time it bounces out of the back of a semi trailer isn’t an […] Read More...

FRONT of HOUSE Reader Survey

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George Petersen •
  • Features
  • January 2019
• January 16, 2019
In November 2018, FRONT of HOUSE embarked on a detailed industry survey of our readers — yep, people just like you — to gain some insights on where the industry is headed. We also inquired about exactly who the “average” FRONT of HOUSE readers are, the kinds of work they perform and the spending habits […] Read More...

Road Cases

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George Petersen •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • January 2019
• January 16, 2019
A fact of life: When gear is moved, it is occasionally subject to rough handling. If live sound is your business, then you’re aware that “stuff” happens. And here, a good case can make the difference between a show going on or being cancelled. Today, there are hundreds of companies building transport cases and we’ve […] Read More...

eAcoustics: A New American Speaker Company is Born

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George Petersen •
  • Company 411
  • January 2019
• January 16, 2019
Startup companies are — and have long been — the backbone of the pro audio industry. End users with great ideas often take their passion to market — some succeed, some fall aside and usually it’s not due to the original concept, but to a lack of insight and insider knowledge of the complex steps […] Read More...

Mackie DL32S Rackmount Digital Mixer

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John McJunkin •
  • January 2019
  • Road Tests
• January 16, 2019
In the time of the dinosaurs, we rolled gigantic analog mixers to front of house, connected fire hose-sized snakes, tons of outboard gear and dashed back and forth over the length of the console as we mixed the show. The 1990s brought digital technology, which, although in its infancy, made our lives easier in many […] Read More...
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