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Concurrent Lady Gaga shows immersed in Vegas

Opening not one, but two, multi-year Las Vegas residencies at Park Theater at Park MGM, Lady Gaga is fronting both Enigma and Jazz & Piano using L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology from L-Acoustics.

The first show, Enigma, which has now completed 18 sold-out performances to rave reviews, takes its 5,200 audience members on a full-throttle, futuristic odyssey through two hours of her classic pop, including ‘Poker Face’, ‘Paparazzi’ and ‘Born This Way’. Backed up by a tight five-piece band and a dozen dancers, Gaga rarely takes a breather during the show, using the135ft-wide stage to the full and flying over the audience at several points.

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Breaking Waves at Lollapalooza

Conceived in 1991 by Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for Jane’s Addiction, the first iteration of Lollapalooza ran until 1997 when a partnership with concert promoters C3 Presents resuslted in Grant Park in Chicago becoming its permanent home in 2005. Now one of the longest-running in the US, the festival attracts close to half a million people each year, taking place over four days on Chicago’s lakefront.

With a line-up spanning hip-hop, electronic and every genre of rock, plug-ins from Waves Audio served a variety of performers and mixing consoles.

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Nashville’s Blackbird Studio opens Dolby Atmos suite

Nashville’s Blackbird Studio recording studio complex has added a new Dolby Atmos 9.1.6 reference room – Studio C is fitted out with equipment that includes ATC SCM300ASL Pro speakers (LCR), ATC SCM100ASL Pro speakers (six top and six side) and ATC SCM1-15ASL Sub subs (four front, two rear/side); Avid Pro Tools MTRX audio interfaces; an Antelope Audio 10MX rubidium atomic master clock and Avid Pro Tools SyncHD.

Blackbird Studio C is currently among the finest Dolby Atmos mix and playback environments in the world.

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Womad Soundscape stage

The 2019 Womad Festival again gave its UK audience an enhanced live sound experience with its use of d&b audiotechnik’s Soundscape. The set-up equally served the dynamic range of programme, touring FOH engineers, artists and musically inquisitive audiences.

The d&b Soundscape stage is the result of a relationship between Real World Records – the music label owned by the founder of Womad, Peter Gabriel – and the d&b team. Born from a mutual ambition to enhance the sound experience at Womad for both artist and audience, using a d&b Soundscape system. The stage featured performances from Saving Grace with Robert Plant, DJ LTJ Bukem, Kenya’s Muthoni Drummer Queen, and the ‘dirty funk swampy grime’ of Roosevelt Collier.

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International Busking Day

Celebrating the world’s best street performers, International Busking Day took place for the fifth time during July. The free event was held at Wembley Park and produced by Found in Music Ltd as part of the Busk in London programme. It featured five stages, including the Main Stage on Olympic Way and indoor venue, Boxpark Wembley.

Sennheiser was there to support the event and give the artists and visitors the chance to get a hands-on demo of its evolution wired 600/800 and 900 series microphones, as well as the new XS Wireless Digital wireless and in-ear monitoring systems. The team also conducted a series of talks held in The Corner at Wembley Library talking about the importance of audio in the live music environment.

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