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A Lil Nostalgia… In The Studio: How The Sync Head (And The Overdub) Changed Recording Forever

By Bruce A. Miller In the beginning there was no recorded music, then limited recording capability, and things have taken off from there in making a significant impact on how music is made. Once upon a time there was no recorded music, and you could only listen to live music. Brilliant musical performances occurred and…
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IEM & Hearing: What We Know And What We Don’t

By Rachel Cruz While it’s true that IEM offers the advantages of being tiny, light weight and providing significant improvement over stage wedges in terms of overall fidelity (due to the proximity of the amplifier to the eardrum), it has yet to be demonstrated whether IEM can be successfully used as a method of hearing…
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Remote Music Production

By Paul Hedges Successful Recording Over The Internet Freed from the need to worry about engineering concerns, the author nails a killer vocal take… Social distancing needn’t mean the end of studio recording. We explain a simple, free setup for real-time online collaboration. I’ve been making music with my friends since the very early ’80s,…
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“The Tonight Show” is a Full House with Three SD7 Consoles and Five SD-Racks

FOH Staff • News • March 2, 2020 FOH engineer Artless Poole, Jr. keeps house band The Roots, guest artists, and Fallon himself loud and clear onstage through a newly DiGiCo Quantum engine-equipped desk NEW YORK CITY — Every week for the past seven years, Jimmy Fallon steps onstage in Studio 6B at Rockefeller Center…
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Allen & Heath Academy Now in Session

FOH Staff • News • March 10, 2020 All available seats were filled at a Southern California Allen & Heath Academy session, seen here focusing on wireless application control of a live sound console. VAN NUYS, CA – Introduced in February with its first classes in Van Nuys, CA, Allen & Heath Academy offers attendees…
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A Lil Nostalgia… 20 Amazing Vintage Photos of the Grateful Dead’s Wall of Sound, 1974

March 06, 2020 1970s, California, event & history, music, San Francisco, science & technology, strange & WTF Weighed over 70 tons, comprise dozens and then hundreds of amps, speakers, subwoofers, and tweeters, stand over three-stories tall and stretch nearly 100 feet wide. Its name could only be the “Wall of Sound”. The Wall of Sound was an enormous public address system…
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DiGiCo Consoles Were Sizzling For Super Bowl LIV’s Hot Halftime Show

 A pair of SD5 consoles handled front-of-house mixing for well-received performances by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, while two Quantum 7 desks in monitor world were plenty for the 150-plus outputs for the singers, musicians and dancers on stage MIAMI, Florida – February 2020 – Super Bowl LIV was a truly Latina-American event: Bronx-born Jennifer Lopez…
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A Lil Nostalgia…. History Files: The Crown DC300 Amplifier Leads The Solid-State Revolution

By Gerald Stanley A marvel of power density that revolutionized pro audio in 1967… Not so long ago – the mid 1960s to be more specific – the most reliable large (for that era) power amplifiers were vacuum tube designs, with a unit providing 50 watts per channel being considered “hefty” and one offering 100…
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Companies to Watch in 2020, Part One We spoke with dozens of audio industry leaders to compile this year’s list of “Companies to Watch.”

By CLIVE YOUNG The holidays are over. NAMM is over. Those new year’s resolutions? They’re probably over, too. But the rest of the year still stretches out before us, ripe with potential and ready for the taking. That’s the compelling attitude of many of the industry leaders we spoke with to compile this year’s “Companies…
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