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Articles from the July 2018 Issue

Trade Wars: Soybeans and Sound Mixers

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George Petersen •
  • Editor's Note
  • July 2018
• July 19, 2018
Well, after several shots from either side, the trade wars are ready to be escalated into a real battle where, sad to say, there are no real winners and the main victims in this, as usual will be the you, me and the rest of the American public — including live sound companies. Let me […] Read More...

Product Hits of InfoComm 2018

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George Petersen •
  • Features
  • July 2018
• July 19, 2018
From June 2 to 8, 2018 A/V communications and systems contracting professionals flocked to the InfoComm show, which returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center for its annual expo. The turnout was high, attracting nearly 43,000 registered attendees — 10 percent more than the last time InfoComm was held in Las Vegas in 2016. To be […] Read More...

Luke Bryan “What Makes You Country” Tour

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Mike Wharton •
  • July 2018
  • Production Profile
• July 18, 2018
The “What Makes You Country Tour” is Luke Bryan’s sixth headlining concert tour. He will be playing 13 stadiums along with a diverse mixture of arenas, amphitheaters and festivals; often in the same weekend. Past years have seen him sell out Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the Minneapolis U.S. Bank Stadium, and Cleveland’s Progressive Field, which points […] Read More...

Sofi Tukker ‘Treehouse’ Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos & Text) •
  • July 2018
  • Production Profile
• July 18, 2018
Sofi Tukker is a music duo consisting of Sophie Hawley-Weld (vocals, guitar and percussion) and Tucker Halpern (vocals, bass and percussion) who are on tour playing both headline dates as well as festivals spanning the U.S., Japan, Germany, the U.K., Spain and Romania — just some of the many tour dates in support of their […] Read More...

They Shoot, They Score, He Mixes!

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Features
  • July 2018
• July 18, 2018
Las Vegas Sound Engineer Finds Himself Mixing for the Las Vegas Golden Knights’ Remarkable First Season   For hockey fans everywhere, there were a lot of surprises in the NHL’s 2017-2018 season, particularly a certain expansion team. “From the beginning, everything had to be bigger and badder because, well, it’s Las Vegas, and two, who […] Read More...

Bringing the Music Outside: Six Recent Festivals

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • Features
  • July 2018
• July 18, 2018
MerleFest 2018, Wilkesboro, NC MerleFest 2018 (pictured above) wrapped up its 31st year with more than 75,000 country, bluegrass and Americana fans attending the four-day event. Held on the Wilkes Community College campus, MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson, son of bluegrass legend Doc Watson, and raises funds for WCC […] Read More...

The Sounds of Summer

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Bryan Reesman •
  • July 2018
  • Theater Sound
• July 17, 2018
Sound Design for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Broadway’s latest jukebox musical hit, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, undertakes the ambitious task of telling the fascinating life of “disco queen” Donna Summer through her music — in less than two hours. Along with the chronological approach, which includes a major revelatory flashback in the center […] Read More...

Atlanta Sound & Lighting

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Mike Wharton •
  • July 2018
  • Regional Slants
• July 17, 2018
“If You Don’t Ask, We Can’t Say Yes…” Atlanta Sound & Lighting (ASL) has been providing solutions for events since 1977. It has morphed over the years from its beginnings as a backline and rehearsal company to the multi-million dollar, full-service production it is today under the helm of Scott Waterbury and his silent partners. […] Read More...

Two-Way, 12-inch P.A. Speakers

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George Petersen •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • July 2018
• July 17, 2018
For decades, the two-way, 12-inch P.A. speaker has been the workhorse of the industry — and with good reason. A single box that’s compact and light enough for a single person to easily handle — yet also capable of reproducing some serious SPL’s — makes sense in dozens of situations, whether in installations or portable […] Read More...

Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8

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Vince Lepore •
  • July 2018
  • Road Tests
• July 17, 2018
Remote Mic Preamp with Dante Out Rupert Neve is one of the most revered names in electronic and audio equipment design. Naturally, I was excited to test a prototype from Rupert Neve Designs — the new RMP-D8, 8-channel, Class-A, remotely controlled Dante preamp and 24-bit, 192kHz A/D converter. I have some experience with similar Dante […] Read More...

Separation Anxiety, Part II

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David Morgan •
  • July 2018
  • On the Digital Edge
• July 17, 2018
In the text of last month’s column (FRONT of HOUSE, June 2018, page 55), I discussed the imminent separation of shared internal processing platforms between the DiGiCo SD console operating system and Waves MultiRack plug-in software. At first, I expressed some reasonable trepidation about this transition. But as I proceeded further in the process of […] Read More...

The Tech-Powered Stage Takes Center Stage

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Dan Daley •
  • July 2018
  • The Biz
• July 17, 2018
What takes place on the stage today at live events, and most particularly at music concerts, has been a remarkable process of evolution. Forty years ago, concertgoers were happy to watch a band perform on stage, with most musicians tethered to their amplifiers by pig-tail curled guitar cords (which are back in vogue now) or […] Read More...

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