The March 2018 Digital Edition

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Articles from the March 2018 Issue

Surfer EQ 2 Boogie plug-in

SurferEQ 2 Boogie Plug-in

FOH Staff •
  • March 2018
  • New Gear
• March 28, 2018

Focusrite and Sound Radix are offering a free SurferEQ 2 Boogie plug-in developed exclusively for Focusrite customers March 29th through May 3rd.

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SXH218

Martin Audio SXH218

FOH Staff •
  • March 2018
  • New Gear
• March 21, 2018

Martin Audio announced its new ultra-high output subwoofer: SXH218. The SXH218 will ship in April 2018.

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Cordial Cables Enters the North American Market

Cordial Cables Enters North American Market

FOH Staff •
  • March 2018
  • New Gear
• March 20, 2018

German premium cable company Cordial, founded in 1995, has entered the North American market via MV Pro Audio (mvproaudio.com) with "Intro," "Peak" and "Encore (good/better/best) lines of pre-made and bulk cabling for M.I., pro audio, pro lighting, consumer, broadcast and data/computer applications. The lines offer custom cabling as well as adapters, snakes, breakouts, looms and hybrid cabling in analog and digital formats, including AES/MADI and Cat-5/Cat-6/Cat-7 variants. Besides attention to service and a commitment to excellence, much of the company's success comes from its quality copper conductors and super effective shielding designs. 

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Danley OS-12CX

Danley Fully-Weatherized OS-12CX Wide-Coverage Loudspeaker

FOH Staff •
  • March 2018
  • New Gear
• March 13, 2018

Danley Sound Labs' OS-12C fully weatherized subwoofer joins the company's fully-weatherized OS-80 and OS-90 loudspeakers and the OS-115 subwoofer. Like its siblings, the OS-12CX is built to withstand rain, heat, and freeze/thaw cycles over an extended period while delivering high sonic performance. The Danley OS-12CX uses the company's patented Synergy crossover design, Sentinel limiter protection circuitry and stainless steel mounting hardware. Specs include a frequency response that is +/-3dB from as low as 69Hz to as high as 21.7kHz using a single 12-inch coaxial driver. It is rated at 400W continuous and 1600W peak and is capable of delivering 121dB SPL continuous and 127dB SPL peak. Its dimensions are about 30 by 26 by 11 inches (HxWxD).

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The Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Daniel Boud

Inside Six Recent Theater/Performing Arts Center Projects

FOH Staff •
  • Installations
  • March 2018
• March 13, 2018

The upgrading and facility enhancement of theater and performing arts spaces continue on an upward spiral, whether in converted environments, new construction and refurbishment of existing venues. With that in mind, we present these recent installation projects. Each takes a different approach, proving there are numerous solutions to any audio challenge — large or small — for any performing space, either new or historic.

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Walk the Moon 2018 tour photo by Steve Jennings

Walk the Moon’s “Press Restart Tour”

FOH Staff •
  • March 2018
  • Production Profile
• March 13, 2018

Walk the Moon is out on its headline “Press Restart” tour in support of its What If Nothing album. We caught the band’s sold-out show in February in Oakland, CA and spoke with FOH engineer James Wooten and monitor engineer Daniel Kirkpatrick about mixing the band. In March and April, the tour plays overseas in places such as Sweden, Germany, Belgium and the U.K., then heads back to the U.S. in June and July to co-headline amphitheaters with Thirty Seconds To Mars.

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Band co-founder Damon Albarn plays along with animated characters on the big screen.

Gorillaz “Humanz” Tour

FOH Staff •
  • March 2018
  • Production Profile
• March 13, 2018

Gorillaz was formed 20 years ago when Blur frontman Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of the Tank Girl comic book, fused their respective skills to create a virtual band with virtual band members. Since then, the project has continued to evolve, as has the size of the production. These days, the shows are very much about the real players (and frequent guest stars) along with the animated characters, and Albarn and company are often more than 20-strong when they hit the road.

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Illustration by Andy Au

Big Ears

FOH Staff •
  • FOH at Large
  • March 2018
• March 13, 2018

There are various videos floating around the internet of a young boy named Dylan Beato demonstrating his uncanny ability to identify piano notes and chords while his back is turned toward the piano. Dylan’s father, Rick, sits at the piano and plays each note, interval, chord and cluster while Dylan listens and identifies each played note, which is then verified by his father.

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George Petersen, Editor of FOH Magazine

Breaking the Boundaries of Stereo

FOH Staff •
  • Editor's Note
  • March 2018
• March 13, 2018

If you have wandered anywhere near industry tradeshows such as NAB, AES, CES, ISE and this month’s USITT Conference & Stage Expo (Fort Lauderdale, March 14 to 17), you will have been inundated with a lot of buzzwords. Perhaps the hottest term these days is “immersive,” in the form of immersive audio, immersive staging and nearly every other type of immersive experience.

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Fig. 1: Routing front fills from a console matrix output is just one option to consider. This also shows optional under-balcony fills, which are typically a delayed version of the main P.A. feed.

Using Front Fills

FOH Staff •
  • March 2018
  • Sound Sanctuary
• March 13, 2018

This may seem counterintuitive, but the front few rows at church are often the worst places to sit, at least for good sound. Seasoned sound engineers instinctively know that if they go to a concert, they want to sit as close to FOH as possible. The front row is cool to be close to your favorite artist (or pastor in this case), but the sound is often lacking. Read More...

Shows at the Shubert Theatre are slated through mid-July 2018.

“Hello Dolly”

FOH Staff •
  • March 2018
  • Showtime
• March 13, 2018

Sound Co
Shubert Theatre

Venue
Shubert Theatre,
New York, NY

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FOH Magazine Theory and Practice - Passive and Active Crossovers

Crossing Over

FOH Staff •
  • March 2018
  • Theory and Practice
• March 13, 2018

We hear the term crossover all the time in pro audio, and crossovers play an extremely important role in our P.A. systems. A crossover (sometimes called a “crossover network” or “frequency dividing network”) is an audio circuit that divides the full frequency range into high- and low-frequency bands, and sometimes also mid-frequency bands.

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