Archive for May 25th, 2011
Nashville, TN â€“ May 25, 2011: Summer isn’t even here yet, but it has already been a banner year for country artist Blake Shelton, whose career is on a rocket-like trajectory. Already, he has performed on David Letterman, been chosen as a coach for the NBC hit show “The Voice” and has achieved three number 1 singles in the last year. With a new album due this summer and an ongoing tour schedule, Shelton continues to work hard both on and off the stage. While on the road, Shelton’s front of house engineer and production manager, Jeff “Pig” Parsons, a veteran soundman of 30 years, demands the best possible sound for both Shelton and fans.
Parsons and his crew rely heavily on wired and wireless Sennheiser microphones for their outstanding sound quality and durability. As Shelton’s touring operation has grown, the more
Gerald â€œCurlyâ€? Wonch (left) and Matt Matthews, co-owners of Detroit, Michigan-based EMCEE Audio Production, with some of their JBL speaker inventory.
NORTHRIDGE, California â€“ Founded on a mission to provide local acts and events with professional-grade equipment and knowledgeable engineers who truly care about providing excellent service, Detroit, Michigan-based EMCEE Audio Production has relied on HARMANâ€™s JBL Professional loudspeakers for more than five years. Co-owners Gerald â€œCurlyâ€? Wonch and Matt Matthews have built the company from the ground up, providing high-quality audio solutions to corporate and festival events as well as concerts, nightclubs and bars.
EMCEE owns a wide range of JBL loudspeakers, including SRX725 2-way portable speakers and SRX728S subwoofers, SRX712M stage monitors, VRX932LA Constant Curvature speakers and VRX918S subwoofers, and PRX512M powered stage monitors. EMCEE also relies on Crown XTi 4000 power amplifiers. more
Husby Turns To Numerous Sound Devices Products On Set
VANCOUVER, B.C., MAY 25, 2011 â€” Tireless production sound mixer David Husby is in high demand these days, having worked virtually nonstop on more than half a dozen films over the past two years. While traveling from location to location, this jet-setting audio pro has come to rely on Sound Devices and its digital recorders and accessory products while working on his extensive filmography. With a Sound Devices 788T Digital Recorder and its CL-9 Linear Fader Controller and CL-8 Controller in tow, and a second 788T serving as a back-up, Husbyâ€™s trusty sound rig accompanies him to capture the sound on each filming location. His more recent portfolio includes last yearsâ€™ The A-Team and Tooth Fairy, as well as titles scheduled for release later this year such as Rise of the Apes, The Big Year and Final Destination 5. He is also currently working on the upcoming animated film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked. more
NORTHRIDGE, California â€“Veteran concert sound supplier Soundcheck of Manila provided a massive HARMAN JBL VERTECÂ® line array system for Justin Bieberâ€™s recent concert at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, the countryâ€™s premier venue for large-scale events. The show, part of Bieberâ€™s â€œMy Worldâ€? tour which has spanned the globe since kicking off in June 2010, drew a total of 70,000 fans.
Providing complete audio services for one of the countryâ€™s most-anticipated pop music events in recent history, Soundcheck deployed a total of 72 VERTEC midsize line array elements, arranged in main left-right arrays of 16 each along with two eight-element out-fill arrays and additional signal-delayed arrays. The system was a mix of VT4888 and powered VT4888DP-DA units equipped with JBL DrivePackÂ® technology and JBLâ€™s new DPDA (Digital Audio) input modules with BSS Omnidrive HDâ„¢ processing. To establish a significant more
BUENA PARK, Calif.â€”Palm Valley Church in Mission, Texas recently hired Mankin Media Systems (MMS) of Franklin, Tennessee to design/build a new facility to house their growing congregation. The existing 600-seat auditorium previously thought to be large enough was now bursting at the seams so a new 2,500-seat auditorium was erected.
MMS worked with architects that were not familiar with the type of facility the church wanted, and also worked closely with local engineers and contractors to ensure the building was built to the specifications and standards set by Palm Valley Church. The timeline was a bit of a challenge in order to achieve the desired results, with the added challenge of making sure that structural steel, power, and acoustics were all positioned precisely so that the new systems would work as designed.
Mankin Media Systems Projects Director, Stephen Roberts, said, â€œThe church was exploding in attendance and were more
VIENNA, Austria – Taking place each May in Vienna since 1993, Life Ball is Europe’s largest AIDS charity event and this year once again featured a star-studded cast of artistes and VIPs, with the theme dedicated to the element of air under the slogan, â€œSpread the Wings of Tolerance.â€?
Leading the party and joining the 20,000-30,000 revelers in the Rathausplatz, outside Viennaâ€™s City Hall were Janet Jackson, former US President Bill Clinton and Brooke Shields. Aside from music, fashion was also high on the agenda, and among the guests was world-famous designer, Vivian Westwood.
TV stations from all over the world attended, and for the main outdoor show audio coverage needed to extend across a distance of almost 200 meters (via three speaker delay lines) to the back of the Square. Handling the sound mix was a pair of more
The METAlliance (Music Engineering & Technology Alliance) has announced that Avid(r) has become the newest Pro Partner of the organization. Pro Partner membership is limited to companies that have shown a capacity and proclivity to manufacture and distribute products that meet the organization’s professional audio qualifications.
The METAlliance is comprised of a group of globally-recognized, award-winning audio engineers and producers who have been deeply involved in establishing techniques and technical standards that are the foundation of modern music recording. The METAlliance founders are Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt.
Pictured (L-R) are Avid’s Tony Cariddi and METAlliance co-founders Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt.
The METAlliance’s Chuck Ainlay commented, “With Pro Tools 9, the world’s leading audio workstation enters a whole more
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