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Waves powers the sound of Eurovision 2019

The live sound team for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 – senior audio broadcast engineer Omer Barzilay (pictured above) and FoH engineer Eran Ben Zur – chose Waves plugins and the Waves eMotion LV1 live mixer to broadcast the sound of the competition to over 200 million viewers. Broadcast from …

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KV2 Audio stars in re-imagined West Side Story production

A re-imagined version of West Side Story, one of the most popular musicals of all time, has been playing at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre with KV2 Audio providing sound reinforcement. Sound designer Richard Brooker has been using KV2 loudspeakers almost exclusively since 2013 and had no hesitation in specifying KV2 …

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James Towler adds Focusrite RedNet to studio and live setup

Audio professional James Towler has been relying on products from Focusrite’s RedNet range – including the Red 8Pre 64-In/64-Out Thunderbolt 2 and Pro Tools | HD compatible audio interface – for his live and studio work as Steve Winwood’s in-house engineer and beyond. “In Steve Winwood’s private facility, we cover …

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Studio Technologies reveals new Dante intercom beltpacks

Studio Technologies has introduced two new Dante-enabled intercom beltpacks, the Model 372A and Model 373A. Both units, which combine a single talk channel with two channels of listen, are capable of supporting professional and consumer-grade, single- and dual-channel headsets with superior audio quality. The Model 372A is intended to connect …

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Martin Audio unveils BlacklineX Powered series

Martin Audio has announced BlacklineX Powered, which offers new active options to its award-winning BlacklineX family. The new series – which includes the 12-inch XP12 enclosure, the 15-inch XP15 enclosure and the 18-inch XP118 sub-gravel – offers Bluetooth control, streaming and integrated three-channel mixer. “BlacklineX was the first series the …

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Review: Sennheiser IE 40 PRO

Alistair McGhee gets to grips with Sennheiser’s professional in-ear monitoring system… — In-ear monitors or IEMs have been big business for a while now, with the move away from waves of on-stage monitoring washing over every open mic. That’s not to say of course that IEMs are without their own …

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Riedel helps unify signal transport core for Fjord Film’s new OB van

Danish production company Fjord Film has chosen Riedel Communications’ MediorNet real-time signal transport, processing, and routing technology and Artist digital matrix intercom for its new OB van. Fjord Film designed and constructed the van with additional expertise provided by Riedel partner and broadcast specialist JAKX. The new van made its …

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‘We tried to do things a little differently’: PLASA Focus Leeds in review

PLASA Focus Leeds returned to the Royal Armouries from 14-15 May for its 11th edition. With an 8 per cent increase in visitors, the show once again proved to be a key social and business event in the entertainment technology calendar, welcoming professionals from across the industry over two days. …

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Adlib gets musical with Mrs Brown’s Boys

Adlib is supplying full technical production – sound, lighting, video and rigging with over 100 points – to the ongoing 2019 arena tour by Brendan O’Carroll and his Mrs. Brown’s Boys phenomenon. Presenting its first ever musical tour, “Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Musical!” the show has just finished the first of …

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Post Malone uses DPA d:facto on ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ world tour

Joe Hellow, FoH engineer for Post Malone, has been using DPA Microphones’ d:facto 4018VL vocal microphone on the rapper, singer and songwriter’s current world tour. “We built a signal chain that is strong on all fronts, truly bringing the studio to the stage,” said Hellow. “Pre-show efforts begin well before …

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