At AES: Inside Mixing Late Night TV
By Kelleigh Welch. The faces of late night television have changed dramatically over the last few years, ushering in a new generation of hosts. In 2014, Jimmy Fallon moved up from his NBC late night gig to take over...
At AES: Opening Ceremonies Honor Pros
Kicking off the 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention, society leaders honored this year’s AES Award winners during the opening ceremony on Thursday. Bob Ludwig was awarded the Gold Medal Award this year. This annual award is given in recognition...
All That Jazz
At 4 p.m., the hall is empty. Everything is ready for the big night—the orchestra’s stands are perfectly arranged under the stage, the microphones are cleaned to add a little sparkle, her elaborate costumes are neatly arranged backstage—all just...
FCC Releases New Auction Rules
A portion of the Federal Communications Commission’s 600 MHz band will go up for auction during the first quarter of 2016, depleting the already-crowded spectrum for users, which includes wireless microphones in the AV and pro audio worlds. Anticipating...
InfoComm Keynote Takes On IoE
by Kelleigh Welch. Taking a new approach to this year’s keynote address, InfoComm organized a panel of experts to discuss the Internet of Everything (IoE)—that is, the future of IoE, how AV is addressing this concept through applications, and...
InfoComm 2015 Is Out To WOW
By Kelleigh Welch. Outside the Orange County Convention Center, welcoming the expected 35,000 attendees for InfoComm15, is a colorful sign that says it all—WOW. Taking up 515,000 square feet and 22 audio demo rooms, InfoComm’s trade show floor is...
Berklee’s Massive Mass. Ave Project
by Kelleigh Welch. When it comes to designing a new building in the heart of Boston, fitting everything you need into a small footprint can be a challenge. That was the case for Berklee College of Music and Walters-Storyk...
Ward Powers Usher’s Latest Tour
NEW YORK, NY—As a teaser for his upcoming album, UR, Usher has embarked on a 27-city tour, called The UR Experience Tour, with the first leg launching on November 1, 2014 in Montreal.
CWM Acquires ADAM Audio
BERLIN, GERMANY—After months of difficulties with capital funding due to taking on too many projects, Berlin- based ADAM Professional Audio announced its acquisition by German entrepreneurs CWM Holding Company in mid-December.
Streaming Builds Up Steam, Heats Debate
Taylor Swift took a big stand against the rising music streaming services recently, when she pulled her entire discography from Spotify just days after the release of her fifth studio album, 1989.
Sharing Signals at Levi’s Stadium
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The sound, video, and multimedia design consulting firm Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc. recently completed their installation at San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers starting in the 2014-2015 football season.
Music Festival Business
Texas Welcomes Suburbia Festival
Texas’ newest music festival, the Suburbia Music Festival, sought to bring a lineup of world-class musicians to the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. With three stages positioned within the 801-acre park, festival goers were able to enjoy an...
Philadelphia International Records to be Demolished
PHILADELPHIA, PA—Since 1971, the iconic blue neon sign flashing “Philadelphia International Records” over the studio at 309 S. Broad St. has welcomed some of Philadelphia’s greatest soul artists for recording sessions at the city’s famed studio.
Nashville’s Studio A Avoids Demolition
NASHVILLE, TN—Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, a 49-year old studio in the heart of the city’s Music Row that has hosted recording sessions with music greats Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and B.B. King, has escaped demolition thanks to a...
DVD Review: LFO Brings Suspense to Audio
When Scandinavian director Antonio Tublen’s 2013 film LFO came across my desk, I wasn’t sure what to expect—the film’s synopsis gives you a brief idea of where the story is headed, with a introverted scientist experimenting with sound waves...
City Winery Bounces Back After Earthquake
When a 6.1 earthquake hit Napa Valley this summer, the region’s wine industry was left shaken, but not destroyed. Among the business affected was Napa’s City Winery, an upscale restaurant and opera house in the heart of wine country,...
Philly Int’l Records to be Demolished
By Kelleigh Welch. Since 1971, the iconic blue neon sign flashing “Philadelphia International Records” over the studio at 309 S. Broad St. has welcomed some of Philadelphia’s greatest soul artists for recording sessions at the city’s famed studio. On...
Robbed Recording Studio Forges Ahead
By Kelleigh Welch. Following the early October robbery of OC Recording Studio in Orange County, CA, producer Asaf Fulks spoke to Pro Sound News to retell his story, warn other studio owners to be cautious when working late, and...
‘Chicks In The Mix’ Clicks
While the audio industry continues to remain a male-dominated profession, there’s no denying that women have established their own legacy within the audio world. New to AES this year, "Chicks In The Mix," a panel of...
Solving The Crime With Audio at AES
The past decade has glorified the crime scene investigation process, as displayed through the popularity of shows including CSI and Law & Order. While these shows are dramatized for television, this doesn't discredit the immense detail that goes into...
At AES: Honoring Nashville
It’s no secret that Nashville’s streets are filled with rich music history, with some of the oldest studios in the country hosting a wide range of artists throughout the city’s history. While some studios have fallen victim to the...
Audio and Art Meet in NYC Pop Up
Home theater sound system design company Sonos recently held a week-long residency in New York City, bringing in performance spaces and interactive audio installations reflective of those in the company’s permanent set up in LA. Occupying the entire basement...
Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga Step Out in Hi-Res
Celebrating the release of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s collaborative jazz album, Cheek To Cheek, Sony Electronics teamed up with Columbia Records, Interscope Records and Streamline Records for a High-Resolution Audio listening party at New York City’s Avatar Studios....
Rock Lititz Opens with a Bang
By Kelleigh Welch. When Clair Global and Tait Towers partnered to build a 96-acre campus in the countryside of Lititz, PA, just down the way from both companies' headquarters, they envisioned a home for some of the industry’s top...
Bose New World
Demonstrating its professional line array system, RoomMatch, Bose Corporation’s pro audio division took up residence in the New World Stages in New York City' Theater District recently, giving regional vendors and engineers a chance to check out the system....
Outkast Has A Ball
NEW YORK, NY—Hailed as the East Coast’s response to Coachella, this year’s Governors Ball lived up to its reputation, bringing in some of the festival season’s top acts to the stage, with headliners Jack White, Vampire Weekend and the...
Guitar Center Puts Pro Audio In Times Sq.
Staging its grand opening yesterday, Guitar Center opened a new 28,000-square-foot flagship store in the heart of New York City's Times Square. To help enhance the experience expected by the millions of tourists that flock to the neighborhood each...
NJ Raises Ruckus Over NYC Pier 97 Shows
Across the Hudson River, New Jersey residents are getting a free spot to catch some of the summer’s hottest concerts taking place on Manhattan’s Pier 97—a situation that for many residents is becoming an issue. 2014 marks the inaugural...
Book Review: Behind the Boards II
Riding off the success of his first edition, author Jake Brown recently released Behind the Boards II, the second volume of accounts by record producers and engineers on the making of some of music’s greatest hits, offering a mix...