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Have you ordered your 2012 calendars? If so, make sure these get penned in: EVENT LIVE EXPO On February 1-3, 2012, the second-annual Event Live Expo (eventlive-expo. com) will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, coinciding with the Club + Venue Design Expo, and Pollstar’s Live! 2012 and the 23rd annual Pollstar Awards. The expo is free to all attendees who pre-register for entry passes online or register for Pollstar Live! 2012. The exhibition showcases industry tools for live event professionals involved in all aspects of the industry and includes booths and displays for staging, sound, lighting and A/V, as well as supporting services. The Club + Venue Design Expo is a conference for professionals involved with interior design, technology, installation and services of mid-sized entertainment venues (up to 7,000 capacity). ALMA’S “THE FUTURE OF LOUDSPEAKERS” The international loudspeaker association ALMA Winter Symposium program, “The Future of Loudspeakers,” will be held on January 13-14, 2012, at Las Vegas’s Riviera Hotel, coinciding with the International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICEE). The program will feature training courses covering various aspects of loudspeaker modeling, test and measurement, and manufacturing, as well as technical paper presentations, tutorial sessions, round table and panel discussions, and an exhibit hall showcasing suppliers to the industry. Dr. Floyd Toole will present a full-day training session entitled “Loudspeakers and Rooms: Designing Listening Experiences,” based on his recently published book, Sound Reproduction. This session will explore loudspeaker and in-room measurements and their interpretation in terms of listener perception. Half-day training sessions will feature “Active Noise Cancellation: Special Considerations for Loudspeakers and Microphones” by Mike Klasco of Menlo Scientific and “Cone Vibration and Sound Radiation” by Dr. Wolfgang Klippel. Other panel topics include “Neodymium: Coping With the Consequences of Supply and Demand Elasticity” with panel chair Spiro Iraclianos of Harman International. For registration and exhibition information, visit almainternational.org.
FOH engineer Mark Gustafson
FOH engineer Bill Kozy
drums. It’s the same miking scheme with an unusual combo in the kick, developed by monitor engineer Tim Franquist. “It started as an emergency,” Franquist says. “A dual-element failed, so we had an extra KSM 137 that I taped to an SM57. Phasereverse one of them and EQ accordingly. I add 60 Hz on the 57 and cut some 250, as well as 3.5k and 10k. I Monitor engineer highpass the KSM 137 to 100 Hz and Tim Franquist mix them together. I really like it and it has become our kick mic of ting pump-y in the orchestra.” choice. It’s very natural-sounding, Kozy, at the same time, carves BACKSTAGE sounds just like the drum.” FOH out a low end for the orchestra PASS Sound Company: and monitors put a TG1 across the to sit in. “Tom Petersson’s bass is Sound Image drums. the signature tone of the band,” FOH engineers: Bill Still, all three mixers realize that he says. “It’s huge, with distorted Kozy, band; Mark the distinctive Robin Zander vocal grind on top and it holds down the Gustafson, orchestra and Rick Nielsen’s riffy-melodic guifort with this piano string attack. Monitor engineer Tim Franquist tar have to cut through and drive the One channel is his SansSamp with P.A.: JBL VerTec show. Zander’s vocal into an Shure the Bellari RP583 across it, and (house system) 58 is run through a modified Bellari the other two inputs are on his FOH console: Midas RP583 for the presence and grind three Orange stacks. The phase Heritage 3000 (2) into a dbx 160 for the musicality, picture is most important, and I Monitor console: Midas XL3000 with an occasional use of “an ancient send all three inputs into a mono (band); Midas VenREX 50 for a little vocal spread and audio group, then compress with ice (orchestra) tap delay. His voice is still amazing.” the Chandler Germanium. It holds Nielsen runs two discrete amps live, everything together without sacriFender Deluxe Reverbs heavily modded in the ’70s, ficing the attack or fidelity.” Bun E. Carlos no longer plays live with the one as a live cabinet and one in an iso box. Franquist, also from Detroit, has five in-ear band, so Rick Nielsen’s son, Daxx, sits in on mixes, four wedge mixes, stereo sidefills, four orchestra and eight Hotspots. Zander is on his more online own Sennheiser 2000 wireless system, all earbuds, with a Summit DCL-200 on the channel. The rest of the band is on a Shure PSM900 wireFind out more about the tour and gear less system. Nielsen is one ear plus wedges and mixonline.com/ sidefills. Pedersson likes mostly drums and vocal, december_2011. all wedges. A Chandler TG1 is used lightly across the drum mix.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Mix - December 2011
Mix - December 2011
From the Editor
On the Cover
Carole King's Holiday Album
News and Notes
Classic Tracks: George Harrison ''Got My Mind Set on You''
Cheap Trick Do ''Dream Police''
Event Live Expo, ALMA Event
News and Notes
All Access: Mastodon
The Art of Flight in 7.1
New 500 Series Microphone Preamps
Miranda Lambert’s Four the Album
Bon Iver Live
Ask Eddie: Great Education Expectations
Review: Bax EQ
Review: Lindell Audio 17X compressor/limiter
Review: Neumann KH 120A studio monitors
TechTalk: What's In Your Ears?
Mix - December 2011