How to Program a Festival Lighting Rig

Music festivals have come a long way since Woodstock defined a generation more than 50 years ago. Weekend-long events like Coachella, Glastonbury, Primavera and Bonnaroo are cultural events that regularly draw hundreds of thousands of fans to see many of their favorite music artists in one place. Landing a performance slot at one of these
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Mixing Tips From Clubs To Stadiums

One of the most difficult parts of working as a touring front of house engineer is maintaining a consistent sound from show to show. This can be especially difficult when working with different performers or traveling to new venues each night. That’s why it’s crucial to make sure you’re prepared for any situation. This article
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4 Ways to Unleash Your Creativity In the Studio With Hybrid Analog/Digital Consoles

Choosing the right console for your studio is a big decision. But with so many choices out there, we know it can be tricky to figure out which model or style is right for your needs. At Soundcraft, we’ve been innovating console design for nearly 50 years; our mixers range from the ultra-compact Notepad family
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Celebrating 100 HARMAN Learning Sessions Thanks To Our Presenters & Attendees

We are extremely proud to share that this week we reached 100 Learning Sessions! In March, the live entertainment industry started to crumble as a result of the pandemic. Tours were canceled, stages and theaters went dark, and the people who make the audio and lighting magic happen were suddenly unemployed. We knew that HARMAN
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From Stage Plot to Doors in Five Hours or Less

Staff sound engineers at venues often have to accommodate wildly different types of acts each night, each with their own technical requirements and logistical challenges. From solo performers and jazz trios to larger chamber ensembles and theater troupes, the wide variety of possible formats and genres demands a flexible and efficient workflow to make each
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Audio and Video Challenges in Esports

An Introduction to Esports Esports is essentially competitive video gaming, and it’s one of the fastest-growing areas in live production. The genre has existed in some form or another for 10-15 years, but in terms of top-level, live global events that are on par with other professional sports, it’s relatively new. And that newness introduces
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10 IDEAS FOR SOCIALLY DISTANCED EVENTS USING PORTABLE P.A.s

Well, it’s official: This is the summer of social distancing. While a “return to normal” in a post-COVID world means different things to different people, one universal certainty is that as things begin to open up, live music, performances, worship services and presentations will require some different approaches and considerations for some time to come.
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