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Articles from the June 2019 Issue

Powersoft T-Series Amplifiers

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Steve Savanyu •
  • June 2019
  • Road Tests
• June 17, 2019
Power amplifier technology has come a long way from the 90-pound, seven-rack space behemoths that pulled a ton of AC power to deliver a measly 300 watts of audio output. Powersoft, an Italian-based company manufactures amplifiers that effortlessly deliver 1,000 watts (or more) per channel from a 1U device with built-in DSP and extensive speaker […] Read More...

Royer Labs dBooster

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George Petersen •
  • June 2019
  • Road Tests
• June 17, 2019
In-Line Microphone Signal Booster… I’ve long been a fan of using ribbon microphones — both in the studio and on the live stage. Traditionally, ribbon mic designs suffered from a certain drawbacks that made them less suitable for live use, including a large body, fragile construction and high prices. ‡‡         Solutions From its first mic […] Read More...

The System Engineer, Part 2

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David Morgan •
  • June 2019
  • On a Personal Note
• June 17, 2019
For David Morgan’s “On a Personal Note, Part 1,” see FRONT of HOUSE, April 2019, page 38 —ed. Soon after the 2017 James Taylor tour ended, I received difficult news about a touring comrade’s serious health condition, which would prevent him from continuing as system engineer/Clair crew chief for our audio department. All personal issues […] Read More...

Rrrrr… What RTime Is It Anyhow?

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Steve LaCerra •
  • June 2019
  • On the Digital Edge
• June 17, 2019
  Have you ever noticed that a lot of reverbs — in both plug-in as well as hardware versions — have a parameter labeled “RT60?” What does that mean? The “RT” part is easy. It’s an abbreviation for Reverb Time. The “60” portion is a bit more complicated, so let’s start with that. Reverb time (also referred […] Read More...

Finding Your Safe Space at the Show

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Dan Daley •
  • June 2019
  • The Biz
• June 17, 2019
You’ve already seen music venues being turned into more than performance spaces. What once was the merch table is morphing into pop-up stores for national brands, and if you’re in the right venue, Uber Eats can get a gourmet burger to you a few hours before the same driver is waiting outside to pick you […] Read More...

Monitoring in the House of Worship: Wedges, IEMs or…

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John McJunkin •
  • June 2019
  • Sound Sanctuary
• June 17, 2019
When The Beatles played their final formal concert at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park in 1966, their musical performance was less than optimal because their adoring fans were screaming so loudly as to overwhelm the sound they were creating and they simply couldn’t hear each other. Any monitoring they had was insufficient and could not outstrip […] Read More...

Zen and the Art of Audio

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Baker Lee •
  • FOH at Large
  • June 2019
• June 17, 2019
Welcome once again to Zen and the art of audio, where we will examine the interconnectedness of what we do and who we are. Are we who we are because of what we do — or is it the other way around? For some, this might seem like an inane question, since we do what […] Read More...

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

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FOH Staff •
  • June 2019
  • Showtime
• June 16, 2019
Sound Co
Clearwing Productions

Venue
Hance Park,
Phoenix, AZ

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Marriott Select Brands GM Conference

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FOH Staff •
  • June 2019
  • Showtime
• June 16, 2019
Sound Co
Encompass Event Group

Venue
Wintrust Arena,
Chicago, IL

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Pot of Gold Music Festival 2019

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FOH Staff •
  • June 2019
  • Showtime
• June 16, 2019
Sound Co
PRO Production Services

Venue
Steele Indian School Park,
Phoenix, AZ

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The Delfonics, The Platters, Thee Midniters

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FOH Staff •
  • June 2019
  • Showtime
• June 16, 2019
Sound Co
Akroz Professional

Venue
Pasadena High School,
Pasadena, CA

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Array of Hope

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FOH Staff •
  • June 2019
  • Showtime
• June 16, 2019
Sound Co
LMF Audio

Venue
Jacques d'Amboise Theatre,
Jersey City, NJ

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