NEW YORK CITY — On April 24, 2017, the Tony Awards announced that the categories of "Best Sound Design of a Play" and "Best Sound Design of a Musical" will be reinstated starting in the 2017-2018 season.
GARLAND, TX - Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist replaced its older digital mixer with an Allen & Heath dLive S Class. Ken Brown Jr, Mt. Hebron’s technical director, says the previous digital mixer was complex to operate and had limited input capacity, and when combined with an older digital snake, it produced enough latency in the monitor feed to confuse the church’s praise musicians.
LAS VEGAS - DPA Microphones is introducing its 4-Way d:screet Microphone Clip at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas. The new clip offers fast and secure mounting—upward, downward, left and right—and has multiple cable management mounting options. The clip offers three points for cable attachment, providing the user with the flexibility they need to move around.
LAS VEGAS - At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Yamaha is releasing EQ Presets for its Ultimate Ears In-ear monitors for all Yamaha Digital Consoles. The new Yamaha EQ presets are available for download immediately with the most recent console software updates.
BALTIMORE - Live music bar chain, Howl at the Moon, has conducted an overhaul of the audio systems used throughout its venues, based around Allen & Heath's compact rackmount Qu-Pac mixer. Upgrading the clubs to the Qu-Pac mixers and converting to in-ear monitoring systems has brought the venues "improved clarity of sound and reduced stage volume.”
VERONA, WI -- Wisconsin-based live event production company Intellasound has added LA12X-powered K2, Kara and KS28 systems to its inventory. Intellasound's Tim Woodworth says the sound quality and system efficiency are two things that all of Intellasound’s engineers and clients particularly appreciate about the new rig. Clearwing Productions in Milwaukee facilitated the sale of the package.
KNOXVILLE, TN - FOH engineer Jon Schumann is using the Waves eMotion LV1 live mixer, along with Waves SoundGrid Extreme Server and various Waves plugins on tour with MØ. Schumann cites portability and flexibility as well as the audio quality for his equipment choice.
TORONTO - Bose Professional RoomMatch loudspeaker arrays were part of a complete renovation of Faith Sanctuary’s audio infrastructure that has completely refreshed the church’s sound. Westbury National installed the Bose system.
LAS VEGAS - Stage Tec is presenting its new mixing console, Avatus, at the NAB Show inn Las Vegas. The new mixing console is a fully IP-based large mixing console with 21" multi-touch displays. Control elements and interfaces are connected through standard Ethernet. The console control surface and other elements communicate via IP networks, enabling remote production. The mixing console interface can be split, as the displays can be relocated as required.
LOS ANGELES - Delicate Productions has hired Jake Gukowsky as the new account manager for San Francisco. In addition, Andy Turner and Romel Yordi in Los Angeles and Mark Jones in San Francisco have transitioned from their former roles as audio engineer and lighting designer into turnkey account manager positions.