Aviom to the Symphony

Oct 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Not only home to the New World Symphony, Miami Beach’s New World Center also offers Pulse, a spin on the traditional orchestral experience within a nightclub setting. Pro Sound and Video (Miami) brought in Aviom Pro16 personal mixing systems for each of the performers. “In a symphonic building, with such a long RT60, the sound that engineers hear from a reference monitor is going to be vastly different from what the musicians are hearing onstage,” says the installer’s managing director, Brad Gallagher. ...

Danley Plays In BeatBox

Oct 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

New San Francisco live music venue BeatBox is the first club on the West Coast to feature Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers. The 30x10-foot stage can move to different locations and take on different configurations. Matt Long, principal of A/V integration firm Sonic Sustenance, installed four Danley SH-60 full-range loudspeakers and four Danley TH-118 subwoofers. On each side of the stage, paired SH-60s deliver a combined 120 degrees of coverage horizontally and 60 degrees of coverage vertically. Powersoft amplifiers with integrated DSP and network accessibility serve as a front end for the system. ...

FixIt: Eighth Day Sound Systems Engineer/Crew Chief Edgardo "Verta" Vertanessian on Juanes Tour

Oct 1, 2011

Juanes is particularly big in South America, where he plays at big outdoor soccer stadiums pretty much all the time. The challenge at those locations is to have a powerful yet crystal-clear P.A. response even when many times we have to supplement what we carry with us with local P.A. add-ons. We would have mains and side arrays, maybe a 270-degree hang, flown subs, four to five main ground sub stacks, and two to six delay towers with distributed sub stacks, depending on the venue. ...

Baltimore SoundStage Opens

Sep 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Baltimore SoundStage, a new performance space, will open at 124 Market Place in Baltimore’s inner harbor on Labor Day weekend. The new venue is as collaboration between New York City’s HighLine Ballroom and the management team responsible for opening Baltimore’s Bourbon Street live music venue. The room will have a scalable capacity of 500 or 1,000 for standing room shows and 500 for seated shows. ...

Blue Note Upgrades

Sep 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Due to the location of jazz club Blue Note’s stage, house engineers must contend with three mixing zones to compensate for the position of the instruments onstage. Petrix owner Amit Peleg, who was brought in to handle the system upgrade, knew that he had to go with DSP-based amplifiers, selecting Yamaha TXn amps (with custom DPS settings) and two dbx DriveRack 4820s. In addition, the club upgraded its Yamaha M7CL digital consoles to Version 3 software (allowing for multitrack recording) and StageMix. The entire sound system is digital; the only points of conversion are A/D at the stage box input and back, and D/A at the output of the amplifiers. Everything in between is digital either via EtherSound or AES/EBU. The system is completely networked for both signal and control. ...

FixIt: The Fray Front-of-House Engineer Jon Lemon

Sep 1, 2011

On the [opening dates for] U2 shows, the main end of the P.A. had two lefts and two rights—flown side by side—so one system was doing all the vocals and all the guitars, and the outside system was doing all the drums, bass, keyboards, etc. Normally, on my left and right I would have a Waves hardware piece, the BCL—the one with the Renaissance Compressor, a Maxx Bass and an L2 Ultramaximizer....

Sensaphonics Michael Santucci

Sep 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Sensaphonics founder and audiologist Michael Santucci is the new lead audiology advisor to Hearing Health Science Inc., a start-up company specializing in hearing research and therapy. HHS is set to launch Soundbites™, a patented nutraceutical supplement that has shown clinical promise in preventing noise-induced hearing loss. Used with hearing protection, its inventors claim Soundbites has the potential to reduce hearing loss by up to 50 percent. ...

iLive Thrives at Soundcheck Austin

Sep 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Rehearsal facility Soundcheck Austin (sister company to Soundcheck Nashville, where the Mix Nashville event is being held in 2012) installed Allen & Heath iLive-T112 digital mixing systems (one for each of its six rooms) and an iLive-T80, providing full digital mixing setups. Operations manager Greg Morton selected the boards and is responsible for fulfilling the needs of incoming clients, including, most recently, Lauryn Hill and Edie Brickell. ...

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