Loudspeakers — Stage Monitors
Live Sound Showcase: Guster
Alternative folk-pop mainstay Guster spent the start of the year on the road with a U.S. acoustic tour that not only showed off the band’s instrumental skills but also found it performing with an unlikely monitor setup.
Grammy Awards Show Begins Transition to AoIP
The Grammy Awards show has long employed a large splitter system to distribute microphone and instrument signals from the multiple stages to the house sound and broadcast audio mixing consoles. This year, the production began a transition to audio-over-IP...
Tool Tours with Intricate, Immersive Sound
Touring the world behind “Fear Inoculum,” Tool’s first album in 13 years, the prog-metal heroes are filling arenas with a massive audio system that takes a new approach to immersive live sound.
Gear and Technology
Real-World Review: Mackie FreePlay Series
By Clive Young. Mackie’s idea to offer an expanded line of largely specialized units—FreePlay LIVE, FreePlay HOME and FreePlay GO—allows the company to provide quality sound at a variety of price points that scale up with the user’s goals,...
Sam Smith Tours with ‘The Thrill of It All’
By Steve Harvey. British crooner Sam Smith is circling the globe behind his hit album "The Thrill of It All," with audio provided by UK-based Capital Sound. A massive d&b audiotechnik P.A., with multiple hands of 20 J8s each,...