Current Issue
Editor's Note

Jobs, Jobs (and More) Jobs!

E-mail Print PDF

George Petersen FOH Magazine editorIf you haven’t figured it out by now, the sound industry is just getting past school graduations, which mark the official start of the busy summer season. As anybody who works at a local soundco can testify, handling two weeks of back-to-back college and high school graduations can make for some crazy times. In a busy scholastic market, like the San Francisco Bay Area where I live, there are at least a dozen or more colleges and a multitude of high schools that all seem to schedule their commencement exercises the same week. Trying to juggle coverage and setups of all that can equate to a logistical nightmare.

Add a comment
Read more...
 
Editor's Note

It's (Trade) Showtime!

E-mail Print PDF

George Petersen, editor, FRONT of HOUSE MagazineLast month, I made the statement that money makes the world go round. Maybe I was being hasty in that, but with our staff having endured two not-too-coincident overlapping tradeshows this month (NAB and Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound) on two very separate locations — Frankfurt and Las Vegas — I think that the phrase should be “tradeshows make the world go round.” And maybe there’s a lot — or at least a bit — of truth in that.

Add a comment
Read more...
 
Editor's Note

Heavenly Sounds

E-mail Print PDF

George Petersen, editor, FOH magazineAbout a month ago, I was researching the article for the January issue of FRONT of HOUSE on Shure products that had made their mark on the sound reinforcement industry during the company’s 90-year history. While doing that, I pulled some files from of my archives on the 1967 debut of the Shure Vocal Master, which was described at the time as the first “portable total sound system.” In truth, it actually was pretty cool for its time, and was quite successful, but what struck a chord in me was the absolute proliferation these had in the house of worship market. And it always amazes me how many times — even in recent years — I could walk into a church somewhere (or a lodge hall or city council chamber, for that matter) and still see those 63-inch silver gray columns in use. The “transistorized” Vocal Master mixer/amps may have long since faded into the sunset, but the transducers live on.

Add a comment
Read more...
 
Production Profile

Neil Diamond World Tour

E-mail Print PDF

Neil Diamond (c) Steve Jennings"Neil has a way of getting the audience with him one way or another! He’s amazing at that.”

So declares sound designer/FOH engineer Stanley Miller, who would certainly know of such things. In what has to be some kind of record, Miller has embarked on yet another world tour for an astounding 47th year. Honored with a Parnelli Audio Innovator Award in 2009, and recently brought onto the Parnelli Board of Advisors, this is a guy with stamina. He’s the same age as Diamond (74), but as he has throughout his entire career, he continues to embrace and even push the cutting edge of new technology.

Add a comment
Read more...
 
Production Profile

Rock in Rio Makes its Stateside Debut In Grand Fashion

E-mail Print PDF

Festival entrance and signIt all began, in 1985, in of all places Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and over time has developed into one of the longest running (and highly successful) festival franchises in history. Following the first event, the Rock in Rio concept has spread to Lisbon, Portugal, Madrid, Spain and in 2015, to Las Vegas.

Add a comment
Read more...
 
Production Profile

Rock in Rio: Staging Done Right

E-mail Print PDF

Brown United used more than 40 truckloads of scaffolding to construct the three It took 12 weeks, and more than 90 truckloads of construction materials, but what was a dusty, forlorn corner of the Las Vegas Strip was transformed into the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll playground by Brown United. The company’s largest undertaking to date, Rock in Rio USA took outdoor festivals to a new level, incorporating not just multiple stages, but an elaborate VIP area, “Rock Streets” filled with shops and eateries and even a Ferris wheel and zip line.

Add a comment
Read more...
 
Production Profile

Mixing the Kids: EchoSmith World Tour

E-mail Print PDF

(c) Steve Jennings

It’s sounds like another teen novelty act — and in time it may turn out that way — but the American rock/indie band Echosmith is doing the work, writing great songs and putting on engaging live performances that seems to point that they are more than that. But they are young. The quartet is made of four L.A.-based Sierota siblings: Graham (drums/16), sister Sydney (singer/18), Noah (bass/19), and Jamie (guitar/22).

Add a comment
Read more...
 
Production Profile

Ultra Music Festival

E-mail Print PDF

Krewella performed on Ultra Music Festival's Live Stage, which featured an L-Acoustics K2 rig (c) Drew Ressler/Rukes.comHeld in Bayfront Park in downtown Miami from March 27 to 29 — and not-too-coincidentally taking place during spring break and the 2015 Winter Music Conference (the leading industry gathering of EDM and dance music artists and producers) — this year’s Ultra Music Festival continued its 17-year history of success.

Add a comment
Read more...
 
Production Profile

Enrique Iglesias: Pop Artist Gets "Rock" Treatment from the FOH Mix

E-mail Print PDF

Now in its North American leg, the Enrique Iglesias tour has been packing arenas both in the USA as well as abroad. (c) Shirlaine ForrestThe North American leg of pop idol Enrique Iglesias’ world tour (with co-headliner Pitbull) picked up on Jan. 27 with two packed nights at the 13,000-capacity Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX, before embarking on a long list of arena dates.

Add a comment
Read more...
 
Production Profile

BottleRock Napa Valley Festival

E-mail Print PDF

Zac Brown at BottleRock 2013. Photo by Steve JenningsFor four days in May (9 to 12), 26 acres on the grounds at the Napa Valley Expo fairgrounds in the city of Napa, CA, were transformed into a completely different kind of festival experience. Forget the dusty, crowded fields of many huge tribal rock gatherings. While basking in the glow of the sun that made this area into one of the world’s great wine regions, BottleRock Napa Valley festival attendees could enjoy an amazing culinary experience (supplied by world-class restaurateurs, 60 vintner partners and artisan microbrewers) while taking in performances by some of today’s hottest musical performers and comedians. Very civilized, indeed.

Add a comment
Read more...
 
Page 1 of 57
  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  7 
  •  8 
  •  9 
  •  10 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »