HangOut Festival 2011

Jul 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

The second annual HangOut Festival was held May 20-22, 2011, in Gulf Shores, Ala. Thousands flocked to the festival to hear such great performances as those from Paul Simon, the Foo Fighters, Widespread Panic, Rich Aucoin and so many more. Created by Concerts for the Coast, the festival is part of a larger plan to bring much-needed economic support to the Gulf area after the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. ...

Liquid Blue | Secure Sound From 75 Feet

Jul 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

When The Grovler, the technical director/guitarist for band Liquid Blue, needed a behind-the-scenes solution for live access to audio equipment in a back-stage rack from an onstage laptop, he opted for the Gefen USB 2 Extender. It comes with a sender (connected to the audio equipment) and a receiver connected to the stage laptop. One Cat-5 cable feeds the audio to the laptop, reaching distances up to 75 feet. ...

System Fit for a Prince

Jul 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly


It was extremely difficult to get a ticket for Prince’s “Welcome 2 America” tour, what with announcing show dates just a few days before an actual gig. And that quick turnaround was also laid in the laps of sound reinforcement provider Rat Sound, or as sound company president Dave Rat says, “Rat got a call on the Thursday and by Sunday we had three semi-trucks of prepped gear headed to Oakland [Calif.] for a 2 a.m. load in.” Since the, the company has supplied the sound system for Prince, including his 21-night run at the Los Angeles Forum. ...

Avid, Midas on Bareilles Tour

Jul 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Opening for country rockers Sugarland and getting in a couple of headliner shows herself, Sara Bareilles is out in full force this summer, as is an Avid/Midas custom package, thanks to sound company Spectrum Sound. When front-of-house engineer Trey Smith posed the question of achieving the Midas sound on an Avid interface, the sound provider headed straight to their techs to get the job done. ...

Outline at Royal Albert Hall Performance

Jun 28, 2011

Mike & The Mechanics recently played London’s Royal Albert Hall to launch their 2011 “Hit the Road” tour. Featuring a new lineup that includes UK R&B star Andrew Roachford, the tour coincides with the release of their first album in six years, ‘The Road. Concert production for the tour is being handled by Britannia Row Productions, which deployed an Outline GTO-based system for the Royal Albert Hall/ ...

Mixing 'Vision Festival'

Jun 21, 2011

At the Arts for Art Inc. 2011 Vision Festival, positioned in the wings at the side of the stage of the Abrons Arts Center, engineer Stefan Heger records every main act onstage. He has separate microphones to simulate a studio-like recording, saying that it is his my is to make it sound as good as possible. ...

Secure Sound From 75 Feet

Jun 7, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

All Access: Jeff Beck and Imelda May Band

Jun 1, 2011, Photos and Text By Steve Jennings

Under the “Rock ’n’ Roll Party” concert line, legendary guitarist Jeff Beck and the Imelda May Band performed “How High the Moon” at the 2010 Grammy Awards, as well as at a tribute for Les Paul in New York City. Mix met up with the Schubert Systems–provided tour at their final stop at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium. ...

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