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The October 2018 Digital Edition

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Articles from the October 2018 Issue

Dynamics…or…DYNAMICS!

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George Petersen •
  • Editor's Note
  • October 2018
• October 11, 2018
By George Petersen No, we’re not talking about moving coil microphone designs here, but as the term relates to dynamics processing. I’d like to share a story from about an experience from a long time ago in a venue far away. In the summer of 1977, I got a call from my IATSE local boss […] Read More...

Celebrity Theatre Launches New System with Tony Bennett Show

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John McJunkin •
  • Features
  • October 2018
• October 11, 2018
Veteran Artist Performs with Brand-New Sound System The Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ updated its house array with the installation of a ShowMatch DeltaQ system from Bose Professional. Celebrity officially unveiled the modernization with a performance featuring the legendary Tony Bennett in August. A theater in the round with a stage that literally revolves, the […] Read More...

Janet Jackson ‘State of the World’ Tour

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George Petersen •
  • October 2018
  • Production Profile
• October 11, 2018
Certainly one of the most prolific and hard working artists in the business, Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. After her critically acclaimed and enormously successful “State of the World” tour, which wrapped up December 17, 2017, she extended the outing with a second North American leg that […] Read More...

Smashing Pumpkins

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Steve Jennings (Photos & Text) •
  • October 2018
  • Production Profile
• October 11, 2018
Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour Usually, a band times its tour to start as — or just after — a new album comes out, but with the Smashing Pumpkins over the years, we’ve learned to expect the unexpected. So the band’s Shiny and Oh So Bright tour kicked off July 12, 2018 at the […] Read More...

Sony Hall

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Amit Peleg •
  • Installations
  • October 2018
• October 11, 2018
Vintage NYC Venue Blossoms with a New Immersive Sound System System designer Amit Peleg is the owner of Peltrix, an audio, video and AV design/consulting/installation company based in Purdys, NY. He details his involvement at a recent audio system upgrade to Sony Hall in New York City. Sony Hall, a new music venue in the […] Read More...

Mid-South Audio Marks 30 Years

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Mike Wharton •
  • October 2018
  • Regional Slants
• October 11, 2018
Mid South Audio (MSA) is a bit of a misnomer for the company that Kevin Short founded 29 years ago as the lone employee of a small recording studio in the Delaware area better known as the Mid Atlantic. That recording studio has morphed over the years, with an additional 10,000-square-foot facility currently under construction. […] Read More...

Luther Memorial Church, Madison, WI

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • Installations
  • October 2018
• October 11, 2018
In 1905, Evangelical Lutheran national church leaders envisioned a new mission in Madison, WI that would use English as the primary language and service the students at the University of Wisconsin. With that, a small Bible study group founded Luther Memorial. Over the years, the congregation grew, and in 1923, they dedicated a new church, […] Read More...

Universal-Fit IEM Earpieces

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George Petersen •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • October 2018
• October 11, 2018
There’s no surprise that in-ear monitoring systems have made a major impact in the way concerts are presented. Not only can performers hear themselves better than stage wedge mixes, but IEM use results in lowered stage volume. With a great IEM mix, the FOH engineer’s task becomes simpler, audience get better sound and artists are […] Read More...

Sensaphonics Dual Dynamic Custom IEMs

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Bill Evans •
  • October 2018
  • Road Tests
• October 11, 2018
I’m a guitar player. If you think about it, the sonic differences between, say a Taylor acoustic and a $79 student guitar are largely due to resonance. The Taylor is specifically designed to enhance the resonance of frequencies pleasing to most human ears. As audio pros, much of what we do is either conquering nasty resonances […] Read More...

Livin’ In The Near Field

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Steve LaCerra •
  • October 2018
  • On the Digital Edge
• October 11, 2018
We’ve all experienced working in venues where the mix position was “less than optimal” — which sometimes equates to unworkable at best or simply nightmarish. Perhaps the venue was designed in an era when sound reinforcement didn’t exist and there was no space set aside for FOH. Maybe it’s a small venue and management can’t […] Read More...

Classical Music Venues Can Compete, With the Right P.A.

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Dan Daley •
  • October 2018
  • The Biz
• October 11, 2018
If you thought pop music was a tough neighborhood, you oughta see what it’s like over on the “better” side of the tracks. Municipal symphonies and their concert halls have been under tremendous pressure in recent years as the endowments that most of them have relied on for the better part of a century have […] Read More...

Improving Multipurpose Spaces: Getting it Right

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Vince Lepore •
  • October 2018
  • Sound Sanctuary
• October 11, 2018
Churches are inherently multipurpose, multi-use spaces. Any church that serves the community it resides in must be a multi-use space or it simply isn’t doing its job. Large and small churches alike host a diverse set of events, such as worship services, Christmas pageants, weddings, funerals, classes, training sessions, department meetings and even outside corporate […] Read More...

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