San Francisco Ballet FOH engineer Kevin Kirby opted for dual Lectrosonics TM400s and an Earthworks PM40 PianoMic system to mike the grand piano during the ballet’s anniversary gala.
Front-of-house engineer Neston Eåton is using the H15 capsule from Sabine with the Audix head and receiver’s Mic Super Modeling set on the SM58 for John Conlee. “He’s got a very powerful voice with a lot in the upper-mids, and this mic helps smooth that out very well,” Eaton says. The Glen Street Theatre (Sydney, Australia) finished an extensive refurbishment that included a new Meyer Sound system provided by Coda Audio Services Pty Ltd.…Australian production company Eclipse Lighting and Sound added to its Electro-Voice inventory an XLC 127DVX line array system…Theatrical production Love, Janis is premiering JBL’s new full-sized VerTec system, spec’d by sound designer Eric Stahlhammer…Matchbox Twenty FOH engineer Jim Ebdon explains using Royer R-121 mics on the band’s current tour: “We have two guitar players, each with three guitar cabinets placed underneath the stage and facing backward, and there are four R-121s positioned on four of the cabinets. Each cabinet is isolated from one another with foam, so this gives us the ability to mike each amp independently. The mics are positioned up against the grille cloth at about a 45-degree angle. In addition to feeding these signals to FOH and, ultimately, to the audience, these signals are also the source for the guitarists’ in-ear monitor mixes.”