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Capitol Studios take first PMC QB1-A monitors

Capitol Studios
The first placement of PMC’s new QB1-A studio reference monitors is with Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, as part of the studios’ ongoing refurbishment programme. One pair of the monitor loudspeakers is destined for Studio A, and the other for Studio B.

Aiming to provide a ‘new reference standard’ for medium-to-large-scale recording facilities in terms of accuracy, dynamics, resolution and headroom, the QB1-A design incorporates analogue and digital inputs, PMC’s Advanced Transmission Line bass-loading technology, DSP control, and the latest generation of PMC’s class-D amplification and driver designs.

 

Sydney’s Studio One Flight Up adds API console

Studio One Flight Up
The owner of Studio One Flight Up in Sydney is a self-proclaimed ‘analogue-minded person’.

Working with independent singers, songwriters and musicians, Nick Irving’s studio is home to a wealth of vintage analogie outboard gear and – most recently – a 32-channel API 1608 analogue mixing console, fitted with 24 API 550A and eight 560 EQ modules.

 

Lectrosonics helps Release The Hounds

Release The Hounds
Recording sound for a new TV reality game show for ITV and FOX saw recordist Richard Meredith faced with a set that comprised an open forest several miles west of London, with events taking place all over it. Nevertheless, the Release The Hounds shoot was to be done in ‘studio style’, with the director in a central gallery and camera feeds recorded on a stack of decks, as opposed to shooting in camera.

In fact, the location was so spread that it ended up being two galleries…

 

Asian Games 2014 broadcasts with Lawo

Asian Games
With Wushu, Sepak Takraw and Dragon Boat Rowing joining more familiar sports, the Asian Games 2014 has opened with a spectacular ceremony in Incheon, South Korea.

But with 10.000 athletes from 45 nations eyeing up the medals, the games already have a winner in the competition for audio and IP-networking – German audio and video specialist Lawo. The broadcast infrastructure and onsite implementation, equipment sourced from Lawo rental partner Audio Broadcast Services, and technical support has been provided by Lawo as a complete package.

 

VDC makes a home in new Danish music venue

Musikkens Hus
The latest music venue in Northern Denmark, the Musikkens Hus (House of Music) is located on the waterfront of Aalborg. With architectural design by Coop Himmelb(l)au, the sound and communications contracts were won by Nordic systems integrator Exton, and required more than 20km of premier quality audio and video cabling.

The venue contains four concert halls, a restaurant and an educational section, with studios and rehearsal rooms. Exton Project Manager Gunnar Gunnarsson looked to London cable specialist VDC Trading, on grounds of quality, logistics and service for the audio and video cabling, choosing Van Damme Purple, Brown and Black series.

 

Curtain Call

Musical Theatre
Renowned theatre sound designer Andrew Bruce leads F&W in an exclusive exploration of sound in musical theatre – its history, past and current technologies, and the rigours of rehearsing and mixing a major West End or Broadway show.

From Cadac’s A to DiGiCo’s T, he follows the development of mixing consoles dedicated to the very specific needs of the theatre. And from script learning to line-by-line mixing, he charts the painstaking work of the theatre sound man – including learning all of the actors’ scripts. Welcome to the secret world of the musical...

 

Creamfields 2014

Creamfields
Marking the third high-profile Liverpool-centric event for Adlib in as many months, the 2014 Creamfields EDM festival saw the company providing lighting, sound and rigging to two main arenas and the Hospitality/VIP area. It also saw its first use of sound spatialisation at the new Departures stage.

Both main stages (Arena 04 and Arena 05) required major overnight lighting/visual changeovers, with typical UK weather making working conditions tough on site. Leading the Adlib team on site was Crew Chief Kevin Byatt, with everything support from the office/warehouse end by Dave Eldridge – this and detailed advance planning were key to its smooth operation.

 

Meyer Sound upgrade for Mohegan Sun Casino

The Wolf DenNew England’s Mohegan Sun Casino has installed a second Meyer Sound M’elodie System in its 300-seat Wolf Den showroom.

Addressing a 300° audience area, the new system features two main arrays of six M’elodie loudspeakers, two side arrays of four, and four for front fill. Four 700-HP subwoofers provide low end, with system drive and alignment provided by a Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system. The installation also includes 12 UM-1P stage monitors in addition to a UPA-1P loudspeaker and a USW-1P subwoofer for drum monitors. Yamaha CL5 digital mixing consoles are installed for FOH and monitor positions.

 

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