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Choosing a vocal microphone and wireless system for touring and festival work is largely dependent on musical style, audio system technical logistics and the individual needs and comfort of the artist at hand. Here, eight touring professionals detail their priorities in selecting the ideal vocal/wireless rig for the job....… Continue Reading
The festival season is getting underway around the world, and that includes China; earlier this month, the Dinghu Mountain Resort hosted the Zhaoqing Music Festival, a two-day event attended by 30,000 people over the May Day holiday.
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Playing SXSW is a big deal for any band, but if you’ve traveled thousands of miles from another continent, the pressure is only heightened. To give the artists playing the British Music Embassy Showcase at SXSW one less thing to worry about, Cato Music, the production company for the BME, deployed an in-depth audio system that centered around Allen & Heath dLive digital mixers inside the Latitude 30 club....… Continue Reading
The annual Wango Tango radio festival show in Los Angeles is always a big deal; this year’s edition, held May 14 at the StubHub Center Stadium in Carson, CA, saw KISS-FM field the likes of Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Zayn, Iggy Azalea, The Chainsmokers and Fifth Harmony, with Ryan Seacrest hosting. Audio for the annual shindig was provided by 3G Productions of Las Vegas and Los Angeles. ...… Continue Reading
The indie and rock acts may get all the mainstream press at the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Southern California, but it’s also a great place to catch top EGM acts every year. At the 2016 edition, George Stavro, owner and head designer of Sonic Lab Audio and Integral Sound, specifically chose a JBL Professional VTX system system was selected for the Yuma Tent to give a nightclub vibe to a 150-foot-wide tent.
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All performers want to look good in front of their hometown crowd, and for loudspeaker manufacturers, it’s the same story. Case in point: BassBoss, based in Austin, TX, has a sizable presence in various venues around town, but when the SXSW Festival takes over, it’s even more important. With that in mind, the company provided complete system at both the Main I and Main II stages this year....… Continue Reading
There are numerous constants in the live sound business, and two of the most prominent are festivals and the blues. Put them together and you get events like last fall’s Big Blues Bender, held at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Local audio vendor H.A.S. Productions provided staging, lighting, and an all VUE Audioteknik PA for the multi-day, multi-stage event. ...… Continue Reading
The more than 100 performances comprising the just-completed Savannah Music Festival were all heard via Meyer Sound PAs, as the company’s systems were used at all five venues, including a new Leopard linear sound reinforcement system at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts....… Continue Reading
Rat Sound has become a go-to sound provider for numerous festivals, and last year, three of them—Taste of Chaos, Knotfest, It’s Not Dead, and FYF—had something else in common, in that Rat provided each with an EAW Anya sound reinforcement system, drawing from its 48 module Anya inventory....… Continue Reading
Held in Chicago, Toronto and Denver, Riot Fest served up ample helpings of Billy Idol, Iggy Pop, Motorhead, CIV, the Damned, Ice Cube, and even Merle Haggard this year. Covering sound in all those cities was Audio Visions, an audio supplier from another city—Omaha, NE....… Continue Reading