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Articles from the March 2019 Issue

Lights…Curtain…Sound!

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FOH Staff •
  • Editor's Note
  • March 2019
• March 6, 2019
For years, prognosticators have foretold the demise of live theater, only to be proven wrong, time and time again. Certainly, one can see how other media — from videogames to social media to television and cinema — have all faced challenges and stepped up to survive and thrive. But theater, especially given its live performance […] Read More...

New Gear – USITT Preview

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FOH Staff •
  • March 2019
  • New Gear
• March 6, 2019
New gear covered in the March 2019 issue of FRONT of HOUSE include: Avid VENUE | S6L-16C Surface d&b audiotechnik DS20 Audio Network Bridge DiGiCo DMI-AMM (Automatic Mic Mixing) Option DiGiGrid DGS-XL SoundGrid DSP Server iSEMcon Measurement Mic Kits Lectrosonics ALP690 UHF Antenna Meyer Sound Updates UPQ Line Point Source Audio Confidence Collection Mics Professional […] Read More...

The 2019 Grammy Awards Make Some (Carefully Controlled) Noise

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Dan Daley •
  • March 2019
  • Production Profile
• March 5, 2019
From the floor to the rafters, the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles was a beehive of activity the week ahead of the Grammy Awards telecast, which took place on Sunday, Feb. 10. Underneath that high-tech apiary was the steady thrum of media coverage, like the score to the film Jaws, that kept the various […] Read More...

Theater/Performing Arts Center Projects

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • Installations
  • March 2019
• March 5, 2019
The theater upgrading market is on the rise and audio seems to be a major consideration on the minds of venue operators, whether for converted environments, new construction or refurbishment of existing spaces. With that in mind, we present these recent installation projects. Each takes a different approach, proving there are numerous solutions to any […] Read More...

‘Network’ on Broadway

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Bryan Reesman •
  • March 2019
  • Theater Sound
• March 5, 2019
The stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1976 film, Network, written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, had a strong buzz before it arrived at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway from London’s West End. It’s easy to understand the hype when you witness the mesmerizing lead performance by Bryan Cranston as a news anchor […] Read More...

What to Expect from Loudspeaker Modeling

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David Kennedy •
  • March 2019
  • Tech Feature
• March 5, 2019
Note: With this installment, we kick off a series of technical articles dealing with various aspects of acoustics technology, penned by experienced designer/acoustical consultant David Kennedy of David Kennedy Associates. In future installments, we will delve into topics such as creating subwoofer arrays, the mechanics of perceived loudness, the science of transducer design and more, […] Read More...

Tablet Controlled Rack-Mount Digital Mixers

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George Petersen •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • March 2019
• March 5, 2019
Digital mixing systems just seem to get more flexible, more powerful and more affordable. And the notion of a rack-mount unit that’s remotely controlled via Wi-Fi (iOS and/or Android) makes a lot of sense in many applications, ranging from portable P.A. to church installations, live theater, corporate/industrial presentations — anywhere where a low-profile “invisible” console […] Read More...

The Art of Noise – Exploring L-Acoustics’ Soundvision

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Scott Sugden •
  • March 2019
  • Power Tools
• March 5, 2019
When L-Acoustics first introduced Soundvision in 2004, it was the pro audio industry’s first 3D acoustical modeling software capable of rendering extremely accurate predictions of a loudspeaker system’s audio coverage, including delays — in real time. Designed by two of the earliest members of the L-Acoustics R&D department, Christophe Combet and Christophe Pignon, the sophisticated […] Read More...

PreSonus CDL Series Powered Speakers: Point-Source or Line Array?

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John McJunkin •
  • March 2019
  • Road Tests
• March 5, 2019
Faced with choosing loudspeakers, numerous factors determine the best topology, which typically comes down to: point source speakers or line arrays? Each has pros and cons based on where they’ll be used, among other factors. Generally, point source speakers work better in wide, shallow spaces, are aesthetically tidier and can grant control over dispersion in […] Read More...

DiGiCo Takes a Quantum Leap

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Steve LaCerra •
  • March 2019
  • On the Digital Edge
• March 5, 2019
Last summer, DiGiCo announced the Quantum 7, an expansion engine designed for its flagship SD7 mixing console. The “standard” SD7 employs a CPU capable of processing 256 audio paths at 48 or 96 kHz (or 128 paths at 192 kHz). The Quantum SD7 employs Super FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) devices that enable the console […] Read More...

And the Winner Is…The CMA Touring Awards

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Dan Daley •
  • March 2019
  • The Biz
• March 5, 2019
It’s awards season, and that’s not just for the Grammys, the Oscars and the Emmys. Late January saw the Parnelli Awards, which recognize excellence in the touring business nationally, while the TEC Awards, which now share a venue with the Parnellis at the Winter NAMM Show, give similar props to those on the terrestrial side […] Read More...

Audio for the Portable Ministry

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John McJunkin •
  • March 2019
  • Sound Sanctuary
• March 5, 2019
All churches face challenges related to technology, but portable ministries face additional struggles beyond those felt by permanently-located churches. Having lived both realities myself, I admit that I prefer having all the gear in place and ready to go every Sunday morning. When my previous home church moved into semi-permanent digs several years ago, I […] Read More...

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