Will your wireless mics work next year? No need to worry about that
with Sabine's 2.4 GHz Wireless. Immune from TV interference and
any "White Space" issues, this system provides 70 simultaneous channels
that work everywhere in the world. Find out why this is the only
wireless mic with a future at www.Sabine.com.
HANNAY REELS BUILDS TRADITION OF CRAFTSMANSHIP
(Westerlo, N.Y.) -- Hannay Reels has been helping companies
around the world improve the productivity, efficiency and safety of
their operations with cable reels for 75 years. Hannay's extensive
design experience, "mass customization" production process, and quality
controls have made the company the leading choice among reel users. www.hannay.com
We're starting the year off strong! MixLine Live has
been flushed out with more original content: top-selling tours, tips,
product features, "audio in the news" and much more! Let us know what
you think by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The V-Mixing System consists of a digital snake with up to 48 inputs, a
48 channel digital mixing console, and splits for monitoring,
broadcasting, and recording to SONAR REAC software. The V-Mixing system
delivers superior sound quality, is easy to use and learn, and offers
all the digital benefits. www.rssamerica.com/mixb/
Sonics Lowers the Volume
Future Sonics' "BIGGER SOUND @ lower volume™"
campaign to help educate audiences about the importance of proper
listening for the iPod generation has found support with H.E.A.R., along
with performers, engineers and audiologists.
According to Vish Wadi, monitor engineer for Miley Cyrus (Hannah
Montana), "This is the sound that Miley was hoping for and Marty
Garcia's team at Future Sonics delivered." Like her father, Billy Ray
Cyrus, who is a 15-year Future Sonics client, the long-term hearing
questions were an important consideration for his daughter. "I wasn't
getting the sound that I wanted before," reports the nearly 16-year-old
Cyrus. "Future Sonics has everything I want so that the music sounds
really incredible onstage or just listening to my music player and I
don't need to make it too loud."
"This is an important time for anyone who spends a lot of time listening
with any earphone product, but we know that proper use of these items
and a better quality of sound are steps that can help a lot in reducing
the potential for hearing fatigue and loss," states Marty Garcia,
founder and president of Future Sonics. "We are proud to have the
support of so many significant peopleboth onstage and offto
let people know that there is much more to it than just cranking up the
volume. In fact, they are probably missing out on so much that way."
Sennheiser's MKH 8000 series has top audio
professionals smiling. With its incredible accuracy and tremendous range
of accessories, it's adaptable to any requirement-from live sound to
studio recording to score-mixing. Bob Fernandez and Claudia Engelhart
talk more about the MKH 8000...watch the
Lectrosonics VRM WB Venue Wideband
Lectrosonics' (www.lectrosonics.com) latest modular wireless
receiver, the VRM WB Venue Wideband ($1,660) receiver, uses the
company's Digital Hybrid Wireless™ technology. The unit covers the
entire UHF band from 537 to 768 MHz, and is compatible with any
Lectrosonics VRS standard module or VRT tracking filtered module in the
standard UHF range. The VRM WB offers a 6-channel modular configuration
that allows users to install any combination of the standard
fixed-bandwidth receiver modules for most situations, as well as VRT
tracking filtered modules, for a total of six channels. The unit also
supports three diversity modesphase-switched, ratio and
frequencyand incorporates built-in zero-gain antenna amplifiers
that facilitate RF signal "loop through" to additional Venue Receiver
systems, DSP emulation modes for compatibility with analog wireless
systems and to the Digital Hybrid mode, and USB and RS-232 computer
interfaces and the company's VRpanel software (part of LecNet2™)
for ease of programming.
CARVIN INTRODUCES XD88 LOUDSPEAKER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
LECTROSONICS AND HEIL SOUND ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC
MORE NEW PRODUCTS FROM THE BRIEFING ROOM
50 YEARS OF GRAMMYS
Check out mixonline.com/grammys for profiles on this year's
Grammy nominees! Coming soon: video from the production truck and so
Missed Winter NAMM?
Then check out http://emusician.com/ms/namm08, where you'll find
the editors of EM, Mix and Remix's top
hitsfrom video to podcasts, new product announcements to blogs and
Mix's New Nashville Columnist, Peter Cooper
The editors of Mix are happy to announce that Peter Cooper has
signed on as the new writer of our "Nashville Skyline" column. Cooper
will be reporting on all the studio business/session news from Music
City, and he couldn't be more qualified for the job! Cooper is a
talented music writer for the Nashville Tennesean, as well as a
country music-history teacher, and a performing musician who can often
be seen out playing bass for singer/songwriter Todd Snider.
Cooper's first column for Mix appears in our March issue, in
which he reveals a few more details about his own career and then digs
into one of the biggest projects to come out of Nashville in recent
months: Vince Gill's Grammy-nominated, multidisc/multigenre album
These Days. Check out "Skyline" in our March "Coast to Coast"
section, and find out how Gill and producer/engineers Justin Niebank and
Gill Hobbs managed to recording and mixing the album's 43 tracks!
Game Audio Digital Magazine
Hey, game lovers! Put that Wii remote down before you sprain a thumb
again and check out the latest in Mix's new Game Audio
digital magazine. This new monthly mag brings you behind the scenes on
creating sounds for today's hottest titles, from Guitar Hero to
Splinter Cell and Call of Duty, plus hot gear news, tech
pages and spotlights on audio pros like you who've made it big. And if
that's not enough to make you look, we've thrown in some cool giveaways,
if you can find 'em! To check out the current issue, click here!
DB Sound and Lighting Systems were recently contracted to provide
sound for a Montgomery Gentry concert at the Turner Agri-Civic Center
(also known as "Turner Center") in Arcadia, Fla. With its all-metal
construction and low ceiling, this environment has the potential to be
an acoustic nightmare, but crew brought in a D.A.S. Audio Aero 38A line
array system to handle these challenges. DB Sound owner/systems designer
Don Brown walks us through the process.
Turner Center is a venue that I like to refer to as being
'acoustically challenged' because of its metal construction and the
relatively low 30-foot ceiling. These conditions make it extremely
difficult to control reflections, and the low ceiling limits our ability
to fly the loudspeaker systems at the height we would like to. As a
result, it can be tough to achieve even distribution throughout the back
rows. It's quite a challenge to get proper focus on the top-rear seats
of the facility while maintaining the integrity of sound and consistent
SPL levels down on the floor.
We first heard the D.A.S. Aero system during LDI. The ET Live
shootout consisted of several stage setups hosted by a number of leading
manufacturers, and each demonstration provided show attendees the
opportunity to evaluate the systems and ask questions. We were
tremendously impressed with the performance of the D.A.S. rig. The
D.A.S. demo involved a pretty challenging mix, and we really liked what
we heardparticularly in the low-mid range. The sound was big, fat,
and warmit was positively huge. The demo started out at a moderate
level, and then they gradually kicked the volume up. All the while, the
integrity of the system's sound quality was consistent. If anything, it
got progressively better. The D.A.S. Audio system's performance is what
prompted us to go with D.A.S. for the Montgomery Gentry event.
D.A.S. sent a crew out to assist with this project. We used EASE
Focus to help with the system configuration, which nailed the setup
almost perfectly. The only tweaking we did was bump the chain motor a
couple of clicks to gain another six to eight inches. The top rows were
well covered and the floor wasn't the least bit overpowered. The first
time I barked into the microphone, I knew this was an impressive system.
There was no coloring and almost no tweaking required. With minimal
adjustments, this system sounded every bit as good as what we originally
heard during the LDI show.
Off the Jams
It's the old user-base shuffle as Yahoo dumps its
in-house music division and transfers customers to RealNetwork's
Rhapsody service, after which Rhapsody will provide the tunes for Yahoo
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are among the artists and
motorcycle enthusiasts headed to Milwaukee, Wisc., August 28 to 31,
2008, to mark the 105th anniversary of Harley-Davidson. Check out the
all-star lineup here.
NASCAR-Tested, Engineer Approved?
Trick Audio's noise-blocking earphones, including the TA-100 model, is
widely used for two-way radio communication between race care driers and
their crew, as well as NASCAR events by spectators listening to their
race scanners. Think they can hold up to a blaring P.A. Check 'em out at
The Mars Volta
Sound Company: Rat Sound
FOH Engineer/Board: Toby Francis/Digidesign Profile
Monitor Engineer/Board: Daniel Bonneau/DiGiCo D5
P.A./Amps: MicroWedge, dV-Sub, L-Acoustics 108p/Chevin Q6,
Monitors: Sennheiser ew 300 IEM G2
Outboard Gear: XTA DP448
Mics: Shure SM91, Beta 52, SM57, Beta 98, SM81; AKG 414;
Additional Crew: monitor tech Manny Barajas, tour manager Narci
Martinez, production manager Amery Smith
FOH Engineer/Board: Chris "V"
Monitor Engineer/Board: Tony Marino/Crest XRM
Monitors: Sennheiser ew 300 IEM G2
Mics: Audix D6, i5; Sennheiser 421 IIs, e 609, e 604; Shure SM57,
SM58, SM81, Beta 58
Additional Crew: guitar tech Dave "Hansel" Hansen
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