Point Source Audio debuts an innovative new moldable microphone that can be user-shaped into a halo, collar, or headset mic.
Point Source Audio debuts an innovative new moldable microphone that can be user-shaped into a halo, collar, or headset mic.

Sounding Board: Point Source Audio to Unveil Moldable Microphone at ABTT 2019

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Point Source Audio (PSA), manufacturer of specialty sub-miniature body-worn style microphones, including the twice patented EMBRACE™ earmount mic’ing system, announces it will unveil their new GO-8 Series of microphones featuring the GO-8WD, a revolutionary moldable microphone that shapes into a variety of mic styles, at UK’s premiere theatrical show, The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) 2019.

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See the USITT-Sponsored U.S. Exhibits for the 2019 Prague Quadrennial

Stage Directions

The USITT-sponsored U.S. exhibits for the 2019 Prague Quadrennial (PQ) made their debut at #USITT19 on the expo floor in March prior to being on display at the main showcase in Prague. In this USITT video, U.S. PQ build team member, and University at Buffalo student, Alexander Poulin describes what his experience has been like so far being apart of this project. The next stop for the exhibits is coming up fast at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial at the beginning of June.

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A scene from West Side Story at the Manchester Royal Exchange. Photos by: Richard Davenport at The Other Richard.
A scene from West Side Story at the Manchester Royal Exchange. Photos by: Richard Davenport at The Other Richard.

Sound Designer Richard Brooker on the Re-imagined Version of West Side Story at Manchester Royal Exchange

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West Side Story ranks as one of the most popular musicals of all time and continues to delight audiences 60 years after its Broadway debut. Leonard Bernstein’s score remains as timeless as ever, and Arthur Laurents’ storyline, based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet transposed to gang-ridden 1950’s America, also remains hauntingly relevant. However, the production at Manchester’s Royal Exchange theatre is the first ever not to feature Jerome Robbins’ original choreography, having been adapted for the theatre’s in-the-round configuration by Aletta Collins. West Side Story features a sound design by Richard Brooker. Here's a video trailer for this production: {youtube}v=3mbn1QjQQmg{/youtube}

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The chandeliers for Hairspray at Oregon Shakespeare Festival were wirelessly controllable using RC4 Wireless products. Photos by OSF
The chandeliers for Hairspray at Oregon Shakespeare Festival were wirelessly controllable using RC4 Wireless products. Photos by OSF

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Goes Wireless for Control

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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival [OSF] has been delighting audiences since 1935. Their productions are wildly varied; one constant is the fact that when they need wireless dimming and DMX, they turn to products from RC4 Wireless. “I really am happy with our RC4 products. We’re not having drop out problems, and they handle power really well,” notes Michael K. Maag, Resident Lighting Designer, Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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Bob Scales with (a portion of) his collection of Ghost Lights
Bob Scales with (a portion of) his collection of Ghost Lights

In Memoriam: Bob Scales 1935-2019

Michael Eddy

Editor’s Note: It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Robert Scales, Dean, Technical Director, Theater Consultant, Professor, Mentor, and Friend to many in theater. We will have more on his life and career. Requiescat in Pace, Bob. Here is a remembrance from his friend and colleague, Pat MacKay:

The consummate theatre production professional and everything you could ever want in a friend and colleague has left us for a new venue. Technical director, designer, problem solver, organizer, manager, professor, dean, theatre consultant, Bob Scales was always kind, ever generous, curious, giving, and concerned.

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Glenn Booth joins Yamaha as Director of Marketing for Professional Audio
Glenn Booth joins Yamaha as Director of Marketing for Professional Audio

Yamaha Names Glenn Booth Director of Marketing for Professional Audio

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Glenn Booth has joined Yamaha Corporation of America as director of marketing for the company’s professional audio department. He reports directly to Alan Macpherson, vice president, Integrated Marketing Group. As director, Booth is tasked with leading the professional audio marketing team while advancing the Yamaha, NEXO and Steinberg brands in North America.

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Timeless Communications Partners with ZipRecruiter To Launch TimelessJobs.com

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A leading publisher of entertainment technology trade magazines has launched TimelessJobs.com, the industry’s most comprehensive job board and career resource portal. Created by Timeless Communications, publishers of PLSN, FOH, and Stage Directions trade magazines, and powered by the ZipRecruiter Job Search Engine, TimelessJobs.com includes hundreds of targeted jobs in the audio, staging, lighting, production, touring, theatre, and facilities categories, along with powerful tools for job seekers and employers alike.

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