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In Memoriam: Patrick Stansfield, 70

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In Memoriam: Patrick Stansfield, 70BURBANK, CA – Patrick Stansfield, 70, tour manager for Neil Diamond, the Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, the Grateful Dead, Santana, Tina Turner and scores of others, died in the early morning hours on Oct. 28, 2014 from kidney failure. Along with his prominence in concert touring, Stansfield was the production mastermind behind the transformation of Dodgers and Yankee Stadiums for papal visits in 1987 and 2008 and was co-founder of the Parnelli Awards, named in memory of his good friend Rick "Parnelli" O'Brien. He was surrounded by family and friends at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center here in the days before his death.

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Roland Systems Group Set Nov 4th for Webcast of New Product Reveal

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Roland Systems Group Sets Nov. 4 for OHRCA Live Mixer RevealLOS ANGELES – Although Roland Systems Group has not divulged too much information about its new live audio product, the company has posted a teaser (pictured here) with a countdown to when more information will be available. The webcast is set for Nov. 4, 2014, at 10 AM Pacific time.

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BBE Ships MP24M Digital Console

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 BBE MP24M digital mixer HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — After months of successful field testing, BBE Sound has begun shipping the BBE MP24M digital mixer, the only digital mixing system available with BBE Sonic Maximizer processing. The MP24M offers 24 Class-A mic preamps; a virtual rack of 14 31-band graphic EQ's; eight aux sends and four subgroups (all with full DSP); and precise LED metering.

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How To Mic A Zombie

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 Zombies can be difficult to mic correctly.STOW, OH — Zombies exist solely in the realm of fiction -- or DO they? Audio-Technica thinks it better to be safe than sorry. In this holiday spirit, as a public service, Audio-Technica has released this important tutorial on this microphone application that is rarely covered in most audio textbooks. Surviving in a zombie apocalypse relies on preparedness in every aspect of life -- even microphone technique. In this spooky video, Audio-Technica teaches you "How to Mic a Zombie."

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Video of the Week: FBT Muse 210LA Line Array

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Product Hits of AES 2014

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2014 AES Show opens to record crowds.LOS ANGELES — It's been 12 years since the annual Audio Engineering Society show made an appearance in Los Angeles, this time returning to the L.A. Convention Center from October 8 through 12, 2014. And for audio professionals, this was the place to be, with the exhibit floor, panels and technical sessions packed all four days, with 15,403 registered attendees — representing a 28% increase over the 2012 San Francisco Show, the last time AES was held on the West Coast.

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Riedel Gear Used in Production of 'A Capitol Fourth' Extravaganza

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - East Shore Sound used Riedel equipment to provide multiple layers of communications for "A Capitol Fourth — America's National Independence Day Celebration." The company deployed a Riedel Artist 128 frame on the stage to handle the analog interface to the existing intercom system in the on-site mobile production truck. This frame also provided a four-wire interface to seven wireless intercom systems and two wireless IFB transmitters, distribution to Riedel C3 beltpacks via two CU44 Plus Digital Partyline systems, and connection to nine keypanels used around the stage. A smaller Artist 64 frame located at the front-of-house position distributed signals to another 12 beltpacks via partyline systems and several additional key panels.

 

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The Second City Theatre Upgrades with Lectrosonics Aspen Processors

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CHICAGO – The Second City comedy club recently incorporated three Aspen SPN1612 16 input / 12 output audio processors from Lectrosonics. “The Lectrosonics Aspen SPN1612 has excellent automixing and loudspeaker management provisions in addition to a very flexible matrix mixer,” said Brian O’Connell of TC Furlong. “The fact that we could get great automixing, all of the speaker management options we required, and flexible matrix mixing in a solid, well-built product made the Lectrosonics Aspen units a no-brainer choice.”

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SynAudCon Announces “Making Wireless Work” In-Person Training

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James Stoffo (left), Karl Winkler (middle) and Tim Veat (right) will share with attendees their vast knowledge about how to use wireless audio products during "Making Wireless Work," a symposium hosted by SynAudCon set for Dallas Jan. 3-4, 2015.DALLAS - SynAudCon will host "Making Wireless Work," a seminar slated to take place at the the American Airlines Convention Center here Jan. 3-4, 2015. The major topics will include wireless microphone technologies, frequency coordination, band planning, RF fundamentals, FCC and spectrum allocation issues and site survey commissioning procedures. Presenters pictured here include, from left, James Stoffo, Karl Winkler and Tim Veat.

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EAW System at Cargo Nightclub in Reno Powered by Powersoft Amps

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EAW System at Cargo Nightclub in Reno Powered by Powersoft AmpsRENO, NV  – Located in the Whitney Peak Hotel in the heart of downtown Reno, the recently completed Cargo Nightclub features a an EAW KF740 3-way array system powered by several Powersoft M and K series amplifiers. "Once we got the system up and running, everyone was just floored," said Dan Bishop, the hotel's production manager, crediting the newly installed system for clarity.

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