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The September 2018 Digital Edition

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Articles from the September 2018 Issue

Summer Daze

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George Petersen •
  • Editor's Note
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
Labor day typically marks the end of summer, but fall doesn’t officially arrive until Sept 22, so there are plenty of great weather days ahead before colder temps kick in. With milder weather expected over the next six weeks or so, outdoor events are especially enjoyable, and this is probably the best time of year […] Read More...

Head Over Heels

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Bryan Reesman •
  • September 2018
  • Theater Sound
• September 14, 2018
Broadway’s Pop Rockin’ Musical You might think a jukebox musical featuring the songs of the Go-Go’s (and a Belinda Carlisle tune) would tell the tale of their rise to stardom. But in fact, Head Over Heels uses their tunes to propel a plot derived from the 16th century narrative poem Arcadia by Elizabethan poet Sir […] Read More...

Jeff Lynne’s ELO

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Steve Jennings (Photos & Text) •
  • Production Profile
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
This year, Jeff Lynne’s ELO embarked on a limited 10-date North American arena tour. It’s the first U.S. tour featuring this founding member of Electric Light Orchestra in more than 30 years. Lynne, known for such ‘70’s hits as “Evil Woman,” “Mr. Blue Sky” and “Strange Magic,” was a key member of the original ELO […] Read More...

Houses of Worship

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • Installations
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
A Look at Some Recent Audio Upgrades Providing sound in a sanctuary can be a difficult ordeal. Worship services range from traditional piano/organ with voices to high-SPL contemporary music at rock concert levels; or with many churches, it may be a combination of the two, serving different congregations just hours apart. Unfortunately, few H.O.W. spaces […] Read More...

The Rooftop at Pier 17

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • Installations
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
Keeping Fans (and Neighbors) Happy at NYC’s South Street Seaport The story begins back when The Howard Hughes Corporation decided that Manhattan’s South Street Seaport district needed a premium entertainment venue. Pier 17 was the perfect location for a building that could offer a variety of dining, retail and entertainment options along with a large […] Read More...

Column Speakers

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George Petersen •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
Have you driven a column array lately? Maybe not, because you still associate column systems with low-fi, 50-year-old Vocal Master speakers on a church wall or at a wedding band gig. It’s 2018 and it’s time to rethink those outmoded notions. Modern column array designs offer high intelligibility, wide bandwidth (especially if used with a […] Read More...

See Factor

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Bryan Reesman •
  • Company 411
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
Legendary Company Makes Their Move and Plans for the Future See Factor’s new location at 30-30 60th Street in Queen’s Woodside neighborhood is only a mile from the original site, which it occupied for most of the company’s 40+ year history, up until January when the transition began. The new space totals over 50,000 square […] Read More...

Using Waves SoundGrid with Avid VENUE | S6L

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Ryan John •
  • Power Tools
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
Avid and Waves’ new SoundGrid integration for the Avid S6L brings a new level of SoundGrid operation for engineers mixing on S6L systems. This upgrade offers direct Waves plug-in control from the S6L surface and within the VENUE software itself and support for the new Avid Waves SoundGrid WSG-HD Option Card for the E6L engine, […] Read More...

Sennheiser ew 500 G4 Wireless Mic System

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George Petersen •
  • Road Tests
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
Sennheiser is no stranger to wireless technologies that pros can depend on, ranging from entry-level systems to its flagship System Digital 6000. Over the past years, one of its most successful RF series has been the evolution G3 line, which includes not only wireless mics, but also IEM transmission hardware. The G3 series was intended […] Read More...

Pluggin’ Away

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Steve LaCerra •
  • On the Digital Edge
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
The Bright (and Dark) Side of Software Plug-ins Being a live sound engineer in the 21st century is a beautiful thing. The tools at our disposal are fantastic. Audio networking is a reality, loudspeaker and power amp technology is growing by leaps and bounds, and digital console technology has matured to the point where digital […] Read More...

The Album Isn’t Dead, It’s Right Up There on Stage

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Dan Daley •
  • September 2018
  • The Biz
• September 14, 2018
The phenomenon around playing an entire album, track by track, on stage has been around for a while. For cover and tribute bands, it’s become the equivalent of karaoke night, a chance to exhibit their fidelity to a chosen idol. Lately, we’re seeing more of the actual idols doing that very same thing: playing their […] Read More...

Miking for Large Choirs

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Vince Lepore •
  • September 2018
  • Sound Sanctuary
• September 14, 2018
Miking a choir can be one of the most challenging and frustrating experiences for a church sound engineer. On the flip side of the coin, a great sounding and happy choir can be one of the most rewarding experiences in church audio. There’s a complex set of factors involved in how a choir is reinforced, […] Read More...

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