Tour Sound

 

Soundcraft Monitors Massive Attack Tour

Date: 02/27/2015

Massive Attack recently finished a world tour that found it playing a diverse itinerary, ranging from Italy to Iceland. Throughout the jaunt, monitor engineer Paul Hatt used a Soundcraft Vi4 console at stageside.  MORE


Cape Audio College Adds Harman

Date: 02/18/2015

Cape Audio College has long taught students how to approach audio engineering, as it sports 52 multitrack recording studios, mixdown and editing suites and live sound work areas. Helping to ensure the school will teach students how to handle small- to mid-sized venue live audio events, the school recently purchased a JBL VRX loudspeaker system and Crown I-Tech HD Series amplifiers.  MORE


Of Mice & Men Roar With Allen & Heath

Date: 02/11/2015

Indie rockers Of Mice & Men have been garnering an increasingly larger profile in the music world—enough so that the band recently supported Linkin Park on the European leg of the Hunting Party arena tour. Along for the ride were FOH Engineer Dave Nutbrown and Monitor Engineer Ian ‘Squid’ Walsh, who each used Allen & Heath GLD-80 mixers nightly.  MORE


Stevie Wonder Tour Takes Antelope Along

Date: 02/06/2015

Stevie Wonder has been touring the U.S. performing his complex 1976 double-album, Songs in the Key of Life album, backed by a horn section, choir, background singers, a 10-piece orchestra and his 11-member band. Mixing the complex show each night is Wonder’s longtime FOH engineer, Danny Leake, overseeing an audio system from Eighth Day Sound that keeps everything clocked together using Antelope Audio.  MORE


Bose Sets LA Roommatch Demo

Date: 01/29/2015

Bose Professional will host demo sessions for its RoomMatch array loudspeaker systems at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The main demo session will be held at 4:00 p.m.  MORE


Adamson Readies Webinars

Date: 01/27/2015

Adamson applications engineers Brian Fraser and Jeremiah Karni will host a series of webinars providing a first-look at Blueprint AV, Adamson's new multi-use predictive software suite. Expanding on Adamson’s established Shooter software, it allows users to plan system designs in 2D and 3D realms, providing user-defined levels of detail.  MORE


Monitor Engineer Ian Newton Passes

Date: 01/09/2015

by Clive Young. Journeyman monitor engineer Ian Newton died of a heart attack at the age of 52 on December 19, 2014. A winner of Pro Sound News’ Centerstage Award multiple times, Newton worked with many of the biggest names in music over the years, including Tina Turner, Roger Waters, Janet Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Sting, The Police, Madonna, Oasis, Pink and Kate Bush, among many others.  MORE


Tour Engineer Jeff Kaplan Killed

Date: 01/08/2015

By Clive Young. FOH engineer/tour manager Jeff Kaplan was killed Wednesday morning when he was hit by an SUV following his own car accident on Route 50 outside Annapolis, MD.  MORE


DPA Captures Rare Kate Bush Shows

Date: 01/06/2015

Known for her lush, emotional pop music, UK songstress Kate Bush returned to the concert stage for the first time in 35 years this past fall, performing a string of 22 sold-out shows in London's Hammersmith Apollo. Sound reinforcement was supplied by UK audio provider Delta Sound, with Greg Walsh handling sound design and FOH engineering; the late Ian Newton mixing monitors; and engineer Stephen Taylor responsible for processing the singer’s vocals, which were captured via DPA microphones.  MORE


Bands On The Run With Yamaha

Date: 01/05/2015

This past fall found Canadian county acts The Road Hammers, Doc Walker, and U.S. act Blackjack Billy sharing the bill on the “Bands On The Run” Tour across Canada. Along for the ride was GV Audio of Regina, Canada, which supplied audio production, including two Yamaha CL5 desks, for the journey.  MORE


DPA Captures Cats On Trees

Date: 01/02/2015

Although skeptical at first of the range of genre’s DPA’s line of microphones could capture, live sound engineer Verlaine Levis has changed his tune after using a selection of mics on the current Cats on Trees tour.  MORE


L-Acoustics Gets Festive In Hell & Heaven

Date: 12/29/2014

The Corona Hell & Heaven Metal Fest, held in late October at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack grounds, fielded name metal acts like KISS, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Annihilator, Overkill and others on two stages—“Hell” and “Heaven”—all outfitted with L-Acoustics K1 and K2 loudspeakers.  MORE


Nashville Gets Waveslive Master Classes

Date: 12/17/2014

Waves Audio will hold a two-day WavesLive master class event in Nashville, featuring live engineers behind tours by Katy Perry, Beck, OneRepublic and others. The event will be held at Soundcheck Nashville on January 12 and 13, 2015.   MORE


Bombay Bicycle Club, Gilmour Rock Dpas

Date: 12/17/2014

London’s famed Earl’s Court will soon be torn down, and indie rock act Bombay Bicycle Club’s concert there earlier this month was in fact the last show to be held at the venerated venue. Rock legend David Gilmour of Pink Floyd sat in, playing steel lap guitar on the band's song “Rinse Me Down” before rolling through “Wish You Were Here,” backed by Bombay Bicycle Club. All of the performances that night–and during the group’s current world tour–were captured with DPA microphones.  MORE


VER Adds Optocore For Fiber Network

Date: 12/16/2014

Live event audio provider VER (Video Equipment Rentals) purchased an Optocore fiber optic audio system; the 500-plus audio channel network will support routing and distribution of video, digital intercom and a variety of DSP-based control and communication via the high speed 100 GBit Ethernet capability.  MORE


 
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