The June 2018 Digital Edition

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Articles from the June 2018 Issue

The New School is Old School… Well, Sometimes

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George Petersen •
  • Editor's Note
  • June 2018
• June 6, 2018
I love this industry. Yeah, being involved in the music side of the biz is a real addiction for most of us, especially since the majority of us began as musicians. This month, I spoke to longtime pro audio veteran Larry Italia, the new president/CEO of d&b audiotechnik USA (see “FOH Interview,” page 42). My […] Read More...

New Gear – InfoComm 2018 Preview

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George Petersen •
  • June 2018
  • New Gear
• June 6, 2018
Featured products include Allen & Heath’s SQ-7, Audio Technica’s 3000 Series Wireless, Anchor Audio’s Portable P.A. and Wireless Enhancements, Avid’s S6L Platform Expansion, DiGiCo’s announcement that Quantum 7 for SD7 is now available, the Dan Dugan Model E-2A Automixer, EM Acoustics’ HALO-A Arena Line Array, FBT’s latest upgrades for its all-weather Shadow speakers, Galaxy Audio’s […] Read More...

The 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

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George Petersen •
  • June 2018
  • Production Profile
• June 6, 2018
Launched in 1999, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — held annually over two three-day weekends (this year it was April 13-15 and 20-22) — has gone from a very large event to a very large mega-event, drawing more than 250,000 music fans to the 330-acre Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio, CA. Due […] Read More...

Jack White ‘Boarding House Reach’ World Tour

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • June 2018
  • Production Profile
• June 6, 2018
Cranking Out the Jams (Nice and Loud) in a Complete Analog World Jack White’s Boarding House Reach world tour always opens with a fun “countdown” to the show with a 1980s-style digital clock ticking on the video screen, which was shot in the artist’s Third Man studio. White is seen onscreen messing with the clock […] Read More...

Umphrey’s McGee 2018 Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos & Text) •
  • June 2018
  • Production Profile
• June 6, 2018
Jam Band’s It’s Not Us Tour Rocks North America Umphrey’s McGee’s It’s Not Us tour — named after the band’s new studio release — is playing three-hour sets to sold-out houses. The Indiana-based jam band cover many musical styles and improvisation, so fans always get a unique and special experience every time. The six-piece ensemble […] Read More...

Larry Italia

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George Petersen •
  • FOH Interview
  • June 2018
• June 6, 2018
The President/CEO of d&b audiotechnik America Speaks Out Just a month ago, posts on social media were buzzing with the news that industry veteran Larry Italia had joined d&b audiotechnik as the new territory manager Americas and president/CEO of d&b audiotechnik Corporation, USA. In this role, Italia, now relocated from Southern California to Asheville, NC, […] Read More...

The Pageant Gets a Sound Upgrade

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Installations
  • June 2018
• June 6, 2018
St. Louis Venue Spotlights the Latest Audio Technology When it opened in 2000, Chuck Berry played there. Arena acts that don’t always like playing arenas play here (Foo Fighters, Sting). An up and coming punk-inspired bluegrass band fills up the 2,300 seat venue, as does local Grateful Dead tribute band Jake’s Leg. So do rappers, […] Read More...

Mixing Margaritaville

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Bryan Reesman •
  • June 2018
  • Theater Sound
• June 6, 2018
The Music of Jimmy Buffett Comes to Broadway Some musicals tackle weighty social issues and seek to inspire change. Some want to raise your spirits for the night. Firmly entrenched in the latter camp, Escape To Margaritaville is a breezy musical of love in the Caribbean written by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley and set […] Read More...

Interchangeable Mic Heads for Wireless Systems

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George Petersen •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • June 2018
• June 6, 2018
Auditioning mics to discover the model that’s best with a vocalist is time well spent and what handheld works for one singer may not work for another. Besides the sound of the capsule itself, other factors include how the polar pattern meshes with stage monitor placement and the mic’s on/off axis response — particularly important […] Read More...

Rat Sound’s SoundTools RatCat Series

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George Petersen •
  • June 2018
  • Road Tests
• June 6, 2018
Everybody knows Camarillo, CA-based Rat Sound. The company was co-founded by Dave Rat in 1980, largely to serve the growing market for touring punk bands. And since then, Rat Sound has expanded into one of the country’s major providers of sound for stadium and arena tours and events of all sorts — including two decades […] Read More...

beyerdynamic TG 1000 Digital Wireless with Dante

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Bill Evans •
  • June 2018
  • Road Tests
• June 6, 2018
The latest offering in beyerdynamic’s Tour Group series, the updated TG 1000 wireless mic system, comes fully loaded. It packs a pair of 24-bit digital receivers operating in the UHF band (a 319 MHz wide swath of UHF bandwidth), an internal antenna splitter plus both Dante digital and analog outputs into a single rackspace. And […] Read More...

Separation Anxiety

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David Morgan •
  • June 2018
  • On the Digital Edge
• June 6, 2018
While we were in production rehearsals in Jacksonville, FL, I received a potentially ominous email from my friends at DiGiCo. Highlighted in red in the body of the text were the following paragraphs: “As of this release (V987), Waves MultiRack will no longer run internally on any SD Series console. There is now the ability […] Read More...

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