Editor's Note: The Importance of Crew

Jan 1, 2012, By Tom Kenny, Editorial Director

When my younger daughter Jesse was in the fifth grade, her class at Thornhill Elementary in Oakland, Calif., put on an original musical based on Aesop’s Fables. Two moms had written it, one directing the action, the other playing piano and coaching the singers. I was asked to be the Tech Parent. We put four mics on the stage, with two speakers on sticks and a simple Mackie board at the rear of the cafeteria; my daughter was to be lighting director, running her own board on a riser. At the final rehearsal, I reminded the backstage team to show up dressed all in black. ...

LMG Brings in L-Acoustics Rig

Dec 13, 2011

LMG Inc., a full-service provider of video, audio and lighting support, added a supply of the L-Acoustics K1 large-format line source to the firm’s audio inventory to support live events. ...

Sound Image, JBL Update San Diego Theater

Dec 6, 2011

San Diego Civic Theatre completed a sound system renovation courtesy of Sound Image, which brought in JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers and BSS processors. ...

FixIt: Dolly Parton Monitor Engineer Jason Glass

Dec 1, 2011

I’m using scenes extensively [on a Midas PRO9] as I have a lot of changes happening on layers that are out of sight and out of mind while I’m paying attention to Dolly. It really simplifies the show for me; it’s also reliable and consistent. If I have a cue in the show, it’s exactly when I recall the scene instead of dialing it in on the fly. I also love the POPulation groups: Everything I need is always right in front of me, just where I want it to be. I work so that the console’s Area B on my right is always Dolly, with my left hand for the band’s channels. ...

2012 Live Sound Events

Dec 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

On February 1-3, 2012, the second-annual Event Live Expo will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, coinciding with the Club + Venue Design Expo, and Pollstar’s Live! 2012 and the 23rd annual Pollstar Awards. The expo is free to all attendees who pre-register for entry passes online or register for Pollstar Live! 2012. The exhibition showcases industry tools for live event professionals involved in all aspects of the industry and includes booths and displays for staging, sound, lighting and A/V, as well as supporting services. The Club + Venue Design Expo is a conference for professionals involved with interior design, technology, installation and services of mid-sized entertainment venues (up to 7,000 capacity). ...

Soundcraft Mixing With Professionals Recap

Dec 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Soundcraft recently wrapped up its first U.S. Mixing With Professionals series, starring front-of-house engineer Gert Sanner (Deep Purple). “It was great fun to go to L.A. [Harman’s headquarters in Northridge, Calif.], and the ‘Mixing With Professionals’ sessions were very successful,” Sanner says. “We had a good mixture of participants from both the rock ’n’ roll world and the house-of-worship world. So it was people from all walks of mixing, so to speak.” ...

QSC Covenant Church Installation

Dec 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Covenant Church is the first house of worship in the U.S. to purchase QSC’s new KLA Series fixed-accurate active line array system, employing it across the church’s five Dallas-area campuses. The system will be in use in both indoor and outdoor events and comprises six KLA12 two-way/12-inch loudspeakers and four KLA181 18-inch subs. In addition, six K12 two-way/12-inch active loudspeakers are in use as outfill or stage monitors. The system’s first outing was for the church’s annual Block Party outdoor event in late July. ...

Sennheiser, InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist

Nov 18, 2011

Sennheiser announced that several of its Sennheiser Sound Academy programs now qualify for InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) renewal units (RU). Individuals that hold an InfoComm CTS certification (including CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I) are required to earn RU credits periodically to keep their certification current. ...

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