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George Petersen •
  • Editor's Note
  • July 2019
• July 16, 2019
Mixing FOH is one of the most amazing experiences in the pro audio realm. As the direct connection (and sonic interpreter) between the stage and the house, there’s an immediate sense of oneness of bringing it all together. Of course, no one ever said it was going to be easy — and dealing with any […] Read More...

Product Hits of InfoComm 2019

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George Petersen •
  • Features
  • July 2019
• July 16, 2019
InfoComm made its biennial return to the majestic (and magical) Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from June 8 to 14, 2019 for its annual expo. Aside from hosting the show in a town packed with tourists and screaming little kids the week school lets out, this year’s event did not disappoint. According to […] Read More...

The Who’s “Moving On!” Tour

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • July 2019
  • Production Profile
• July 16, 2019
Eighth Day Sound Rocks North American Arenas with Huge Adamson Rig With a catalog of 11 studio albums, dozens of live collections and compilations, and a handful of EPs spanning well over 50 years, The Who’s musical output means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. The band’s 1965 breakout classic, […] Read More...

The Dark Side of ‘Oklahoma’

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Bryan Reesman •
  • July 2019
  • Theater Sound
• July 15, 2019
Ever since he first staged Oklahoma! up at Bard College 12 years ago, director Daniel Fish has been turning the famed Rogers and Hammerstein musical on its head. Rather than pander to expectations by simply delivering the iconic show’s big, bright musical numbers — there’s not a lot of traditional singing and dancing here — […] Read More...

Nashville’s Cannery Row

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George Petersen •
  • Installations
  • July 2019
• July 15, 2019
Performance spaces undergo transformations over the years, but few as dramatic as Nashville’s Cannery Row. Originally a flour mill built in 1883, the large, iconic brick building then became the historic Fletcher-Wilson Coffee Company. In the 1950s, it was the home of canning operations for Dale’s Fine Foods, hence its later name as “The Cannery.” […] Read More...

HK Audio

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Company 411
  • July 2019
• July 15, 2019
Company Completes Yorkville Deal, Aims for North American Expansion Andreas Mayerl knows a bit about HK Audio, as he’s approaching his third decade working for the respected German audio company. Prior to that, he worked for another distribution company, and among his tasks was working with Yorkville Sound, getting their products into Germany. Now his […] Read More...

Custom Earpieces for IEM Systems

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George Petersen •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • July 2019
• July 15, 2019
There’s no doubt that in-ear monitoring systems have made a significant impact on the way concerts are presented. A rock-solid wireless transmitter combined with beltpack IEM receivers and accurate earpieces can significantly improve nearly any show or presentation. With that in mind, we decided to look at some current offerings in custom earpieces for professional […] Read More...

Loud, Louder, LOUDEST!

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David Kennedy •
  • July 2019
  • Tech Feature
• July 15, 2019
Much has been written about appropriate sound levels for airplanes, concerts, races, sporting events, shooting ranges, workplaces and worship services. I sometimes choose a simple sound pressure level metering technique because it’s an easy way to take an average reading of the overall dB level of an event. However, the reading from a sound level […] Read More...

PreSonus StudioLive 64S Console

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Steve Savanyu •
  • July 2019
  • Road Tests
• July 15, 2019
PreSonus, a leading manufacturer of audio interfaces and studio equipment, entered the digital console market ten years ago, introducing the StudioLive 16.4.2. Designed for live sound applications, the StudioLive console was at home in the studio and on the road. These intuitive digital mixers with their single-layer control surface and easy-to-navigate fat channel controls made […] Read More...

Blurring the Lines

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Steve LaCerra •
  • July 2019
  • On the Digital Edge
• July 15, 2019
Last month, we examined the concept of reverb time — A.K.A., RT60. This month we’ll look at two more important parameters found in most reverbs: early reflections and diffusion. ‡‡         Early Reflections Imagine you’re seated in the front row of an auditorium and someone is on stage smacking a snare drum. The direct sound is […] Read More...

Does the “Rider-Ready” Dynamic Narrow Choices?

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Dan Daley •
  • July 2019
  • The Biz
• July 15, 2019
“Social proof” is a phrase that predates the era of social media but perfectly describes how people act within it. The term, coined by Robert Cialdini in his 1984 book Influence, describes a psychological and social phenomenon wherein people copy the actions of others in order to adapt to unfamiliar situations and environments. The concept is especially prominent in ambiguous situations […] Read More...

Evolving Traditions in Pulpit Miking

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John McJunkin •
  • July 2019
  • Sound Sanctuary
• July 15, 2019
t seems that in this modern age, pastors are energetic, free-roaming individuals who don the wireless headworn mic and refuse to be shackled to the pulpit. Stand in one place while delivering the message? They’ll do no such thing! You may want to keep an eye on them — they might end up scaling the […] Read More...
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