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Month: February 2020

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Hitting The Road: Touring Etiquette For The Uninitiated

By Becky Pell Considering instinctual behaviors from long-time roadies for surviving your first time on the road with a large-scale tour. Going on a large-scale tour for the first time is a daunting experience. Thrown together in close quarters with a bunch of people you’ve never met before, the days are long, you’re away from…
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AO Drones launches the iconic Motorola Razr in the Dubai sky

PLSN Staff • International News • February 28, 2020 DUBAI, UAE – AO Drones, the specialist global provider of drone light shows, recently delivered an airborne show for a video campaign promoting Motorola’s reimagination of its iconic Razr flip phone in the Middle East and Africa. The resulting video quickly attracted over 200,000 views through…
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More Coronavirus Cancellations Worldwide: BTS, Green Day, Mabel

2:59 AM, Friday, 2/28/2020 By: Gideon Gottfried PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images People in China wearing face masks The Coronavirus has reportedly claimed more than 1,100 lives so far.The number of tour cancellations in Asia is increasing, but it’s not just Asia’s live business that’s affected. Asia News: Coronavirus Forces Cancellations BTS has cancelled four…
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Solid State Logic AWS Console Goes RVing With Mobile Sessions Studio

February 27, 2020 PSW Staff PSW Staff “We were thinking about ways we could give artists, producers, and songwriters new and different inspiration by bringing them outside of their usual environment, and we thought what better way to achieve that than with a studio that can literally take you wherever you want to go.” –…
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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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Oberlin College Launches Recording Arts and Production Degrees Oberlin College & Conservatory will start a new program in Recording Arts and Production in fall 2020.

PROSOUNDNETWORK EDITORIAL STAFF Oberlin, OH (February 21, 2020)—Making use of its nine concert venues and recording studio, Oberlin College & Conservatory will start a new program in Recording Arts and Production beginning in the fall of 2020. The program will offer a one-year Professional Certificate in Recording Arts and a two-year Artist Diploma that incorporates…
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Active Shooter


FEMA V-1000/March 2018 An active shooter is an individual engaged attempting to kill people in a confined space or populated area. Active shooters typically use firearms and have no pattern to their selection of victims. Remember this can happen anywhere and at anytime Prepare NOW HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER THREATENS If…
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Roadies Of Color United Selected Featured Videos and Podcasts

Courtesy Of Friends of R.O.C.U. THE BLACK STAGE PASS COMING MARCH 2020 ALTO PICTURES PRESENTS EPISODE 1 LD at Large Podcast Series Stage and Theatrical Lighting in the modern world. Chris Lose is an international touring lighting director, programmer and columnist who has dedicated his life to solving problems through pragmatic decision making and mindfulness.…
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Tuning & Optimizing Large-Scale Concert Sound Systems

February 25, 2020 By Howard Page “The goal of this method is to have the sound system reproduce as closely as possible the same tonal balance and perspective (i.e. “the mix”) that is being generated at the output of the mixing console by the operator.” The ConceptDescribed is a method to reliably and consistently tune…
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Men Still Dominate the Music Industry, Report Finds

BY STEVE HARVEY This year’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Report, Inclusion in the Recording Studio?, found menstill greatly outnumber women in the upper reaches of the music industry. Los Angeles Ca—Female artists Lizzo and Billie Eilish may have taken home a slew of trophies at this year’s Grammy Awards, but as the third annual USC Annenberg…
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