Category: SOUND

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The Reason For “Bad Sound” May Not Be The Sound System

By Pat Brown Three factors of roughly equal importance play the key role in good sound – and two out of three isn’t good enough. The Operator I’ve intentionally saved this one until last. The most overlooked link in the chain is the end user of the system. This includes the mixer operator and any…
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EV At 90: Powering The Passion Of Performance For Nine Decades (And Counting)

By PSW Staff A look at the history of one of the most storied brands in professional audio, as well as where the company is going today and what’s planned for the future. The year was 1927, and the global professional audio industry didn’t exist. But things were about to change. It was the year…
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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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Rolling With The Changes: The Busy Life & Times Of Audio/RF Technician Gary Trenda

By Kevin Young Catching up on the career and outlook of a busy professional working high-profile events like the Super Bowl to gigs that can be less demanding.  In late January 2020 when I caught up with audio and RF technician Gary Trenda, he was getting ready to head out to his next job, Super…
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Covid-19 Federal Aid Package for Events Industry Petition

Isaac Rothwell started this petition to President Donald J. Trump Federal Aid Package for Events Industry The 1st domino is falling… The past month has seen an unprecedented number of event cancelations in the US and worldwide. The Covid-19 virus is nothing like anything we have faced in our modern economic times.  The purpose of this petition…
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Charlie Watkins Audio Pioneer 1923 — 2014

By Gary Cooper Few have contributed as much to the technology behind rock & roll as Charlie Watkins and his company, WEM. We celebrate the life of one of audio’s great inventors. Look closely at the video of Stones In The Park and there, among the Hell’s Angels, Mick Jagger in his frock, Keith Richards…
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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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PLSN on the Hunt for more Showtime Stories

PLSN Staff • NewsNewsroom • February 28, 2020 Hello fellow Live Event Personnel. Each month PLSN features our Showtime section where we list six different shows that took place recently. We simply show a nice image from the date and list all the gear and crew involved in the show. Everyone gets some kudos. We…
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