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Line Arrays for Tour Sound

Jul 1, 2014, By the Mix Editors

A whole lot of line arrays have appeared over the past decade, to the point that nearly all sound reinforcement manufacturers have a version, with the latest trend being compact boxes to either fill a club or augment larger systems in arenas. Mix surveyed the field of recent introductions to help break down the choices, and, because it is touring season, we’ve steered clear of columnar systems in favor of larger touring packages. Please visit the company Websites for more detailed descriptions....

Yamaha MG Series Small-Format Mixing Consoles

Jan 30, 2014

At Winter NAMM 2014, Yamaha introduced its new generation of MG Mixer Series at the 2014 NAMM Show. Yamaha MG Mixers (MSRP: $129 to $929) will ship in the first quarter of 2014. The redesigned MG Series provides compact, cost-effective and great sounding solutions for installations, recording or live settings. Ten models incorporate technologies originally developed for high-end professional mixers, including studio-quality preamps, powerful digital signal processing and rugged, reliable construction. ...

Waves Audio eMotion LV1 Mixer for SoundGrid

Jan 30, 2014

At the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., Waves Audio showed its eMotion Mixer for SoundGrid systems, which it recently introduced: the emotions LV1 for live sound front-of-house and monitor applications, and eMotion Studio, for recording, mixing and post-production facilities. eMotion is designed to integrate seamlessly with Waves SoundGrid-compatible I/Os....

HK Audio E110 Sub AS Powered Subwoofer

Jan 30, 2014

HK Audio announced the E 110 Sub AS ($1,299.99 street price) at Winter NAMM 2014, a new bi-amplified subwoofer in the company's modular and reconfigurable Elements portable line array series. The E 110 Sub AS packs two 600-watt Class-D power amps into one portable 2x10-inch subwoofer, allowing it to power an Elements passive E 110 Sub in addition to up to four Elements series E435 (or two E835) midrange/high units, in order to offer a more powerful setup with fewer components in a smaller footprint.
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Peavey Electronics RBN Sub, RBN 112 Powered Speaker Enclosures

Jan 29, 2014

Peavey Electronics in Meridian, Miss., released the RBN 215 Sub and RBN 112 powered speaker enclosures at Winter NAMM 2014. These 1,500-watt speakers are designed for installations or portable applications, and driven by highly efficient power amps designed specifically for powered speaker enclosures....

Peavey Electronics PV Series Mixing Consoles

Jan 29, 2014

Peavey Electronics in Meridian, Miss., announces new additions to its PV Series of mixing consoles offering non‐powered mixer performance with state‐of‐the‐art features for live or studio applications: the PV 6, PV 6 BT, PV 10 BT and PV 14 BT consoles....

Harman’s JBL Professional EON615 Loudspeaker

Jan 29, 2014

At Winter NAMM 2014, Harman’s JBL Professional announced the latest addition to its EON portable loudspeakers with the new EON600 Series, which uses JBL’s advanced waveguide technology and proprietary transducers, promising to bring the quality of high-end studio monitors to a highly flexible, easy-to-use P.A. system....

Monitor Engineer Brad Baisley Tours with Blake Shelton

Jan 1, 2014

Monitor engineer Brad Baisley spent the summer and fall of 2013 supporting Blake Shelton’s Ten Times Crazier tour through the continental U.S., appearing in mid-sized concert venues. In October the CMA recognized Baisley’s work as he received the 2013 SRO (Standing Room Only) Award award for Monitor Engineer of the Year....

EAW On The Big Stage

Jan 1, 2014, By Tom Kenny

Introducing an all-new P.A. system—not just an upgrade or a new box—is no small feat, even for a sound reinforcement company with as storied a lineage as EAW. After years of R&D, the system has to be heard by customers in real-world situations. Trade shows are good for marketing and sales, but you can’t just fly a line array, and expect critical evaluation, anywhere you like....

Q&A with John Shivers and David Patridge

Oct 1, 2013

For more about the audio for Kinky Boots' Broadway production, sound designer John Shivers and front-of-house engineer David Patridge offer their further thoughts....

'Kinky Boots' On Broadway

Oct 1, 2013, By Matt Gallagher

The new musical Kinky Boots made an immediate, triumphant splash in its Broadway debut this year, beginning its open-ended run at the Al Hirschfeld Theater on West 45th Street on April 4 and then garnering 13 Tony Award nominations en route to six wins on June 9....

Dining with Meyer Sound

Oct 1, 2013, By Tom Kenny

Since its introduction in late 2006, Meyer Sound’s Constellation system has found a home in high-end performing arts centers, houses of worship, theaters, museums, and more, including a recent installation at Jazz at Lincoln Center in midtown Manhattan. But a little more than a year ago, the company generated some buzz around a rather unique install in downtown Berkeley, Calif., at a Oaxacan-themed restaurant named Comal....

The Blues Brothers Ride Again

Jul 1, 2013, By Barbara Schultz

The latest incarnation of the long beloved Blues Brothers act is: The Official Blues Brothers Revue, a concert performed by an 8-piece band fronted by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi look- and sound-alikes. The Revue is produced by Aykroyd and Judith Belushi, wife of the late great originator of the Joliet Jake character. ...

Masters of Madness: Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper

Jul 1, 2013, By Barbara Schultz

This summer, goth-metal icons Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper joined forces for a tour called Masters of Madness, which hits U.S. sheds and arenas through the end of June. The JBL VTX P.A. provided by Thunder Audio was selected for the tour after Manson’s FOH, George Chapman, had the opportunity to use the speakers at a festival....

Mixing the 'Sound of Change'

Jul 1, 2013

The Sound of Change benefit concert at London’s Twickenham Stadium featured 11 acts, including Beyonce (joined by surprise guest Jay-Z), Ellie Goulding, Florence + The Machine, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend and more. Audio for the four-hour event—which raised funds and awareness for women’s health, rights and education—was handled by UK company Britannia Row Productions....

The Killers Tour with RedNet System

Jul 1, 2013

For the better part of 2013, The Killers—singer/keyboardist Brandon Flowers, guitarist David Keuning, bassist Mark Stoermer, and drummer Ronnie Vannucci—have been on the road in the U.S. and Europe playing arenas, stadiums and theaters in support of their 2012 release, Battle Born....

Acoustical Design for Jazz Music

Apr 1, 2013, By Matt Gallagher

Acoustician Sam Berkow of SIA Acoustics (siaacoustics.com) and front-of-house engineer Jeff Cressman—a veteran trombonist and jazz musician who is a member of Carlos Santana’s band—each share their further thoughts about the acoustic design and Meyer Sound system specified for SFJAZZ Center’s two performance spaces: the Robert N. Miner Auditorium and Joe Henderson Lab....

The Chapel in San Francisco

Feb 1, 2013, By Barbara Schultz

A new venue needs to offer something special to carve out a space in San Francisco’s crowded club scene. The Chapel should have no problem. This newcomer to the city’s Mission District is outstanding on every level: leadership, support staff, atmosphere, music, refreshments, sound....

9:30 Club: Best in U.S.

Feb 1, 2013

Steel Pulse made its U.S. debut at 9:30 Club on the night of Bob Marley’s funeral, and it was broadcast worldwide. Dylan played there two nights in 1997 as he was receiving his Kennedy Center Honor. The Beastie Boys, after a five-year hiatus, returned to the stage at 9:30. Cyndi Lauper, the Fleshtones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Eat World, Fugazi, Adele…they all have put on memorable performances at 9:30....

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