Students learn signal flow on Mackie consoles at Women's Audio Mission
Students learn signal flow on Mackie consoles at Women's Audio Mission

Mackie Supports Women's Audio Mission

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From the beginning, Mackie has been a valued partner of the Women's Audio Mission. “Mackie supported us and helped us equip our very first studio, which was a tiny 800 square foot space in a warehouse,” recalls founder & executive director Terri Winston. “Every time we’ve grown, they’ve supported us, helped us get each room up to snuff, and made it fabulous. We have Mackie consoles here that we’ve had for 20 years-and they never break. In 20 years, I haven’t had to recap a Mackie console. Think of how many versions of software you’ve gone through and how many computers you’ve had that won’t even boot up anymore. But you plug in a Mackie console, and it works.”

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Daniels Theater at Clark University in Worcester, MA, featuring a new Panaray MSA12X sound system from Bose Professional, sold by Woburn, MA-based Professional Audio Associates, Inc. and installed by Bedford, MA-based Integrated Multimedia Solutions
Daniels Theater at Clark University in Worcester, MA, featuring a new Panaray MSA12X sound system from Bose Professional, sold by Woburn, MA-based Professional Audio Associates, Inc. and installed by Bedford, MA-based Integrated Multimedia Solutions

Daniels Theater at Clark University Upgrades its Sound System

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Clark University, in Worcester, MA, dates back to 1887, and the university’s Daniels Theater recently saw the installation of a new Panaray MSA12X sound system from Bose Professional. Composed of three Bose Panaray MSA12X self-powered beam-steering line arrays on either side of the stage inside the 640-seat venue, the system addressed two challenges integrators face when putting modern sound into a building that literally dates back to the Victorian era: achieving complete sound coverage without disturbing the venue’s interior aesthetic, and doing so with minimal disruption of the building’s aging physical structure.

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The Santa Fe Opera. Photo by Paul Horpedahl
The Santa Fe Opera. Photo by Paul Horpedahl

Registration Closes Soon for the 56th National Conference on Outdoor Theatre

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Southeastern Theatre Conference, Inc. (SETC) will be presenting the 2019 National Conference on Outdoor Theatre at The Santa Fe Opera October 1-3, 2019. The Conference will be packed with roundtable discussions, networking events, tours of The Santa Fe Opera complex, and informative presentations including surprising new concepts in projection design and technology for outdoor performances and creating and presenting site-specific theatre pieces. Registration is now open but it closes September 13, 2019.

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Social Buzz: A Definition of a Stagehand

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Here’s a definition of a stagehand. "An individual who does precision guess-work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge." See also: Wizard, Magician. Yeah, that pretty much sums up most Stagehands! We salute Stagehands—and cover their hard work—every day in Stage Directions Magazine!

#BackstageSupport #Stagehands #Technicians #Crew #ProductionSupport #ThankYou

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Carnival UK has selected Point Source Audio microphones as their new fleet-wide standard for all their onboard productions
Carnival UK has selected Point Source Audio microphones as their new fleet-wide standard for all their onboard productions

Point Source Audio Sounding Board: Carnival UK Cruise Lines Chooses Point Source Audio

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Carnival UK has selected Point Source Audio microphones as their new fleet-wide standard for all their onboard productions, supplied by Point Source Audio’s UK distributor, Autograph Sales & Installations. The decision to standardize on Point Source Audio™ (PSA) was led by Dave Cowell, lead sound designer and programmer for Carnival UK. Point Source Audio’s body-worn microphones will support the fleets’ performance venues which are in use a standard 15-hours a day, 365 days a year.

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in 1: the podcast with Lighting Designer Isabella Byrd

Cory Pattak

Here’s a new episode of in 1: the podcast, hosted by Lighting Designer Cory Pattak, as he speaks with Lighting Designer and recent Obie Award winner Isabella Byrd. Isabella discuses with us the genesis of her design for The Light Shining in Buckinghamshire as well as her other numerous designs that have brought Byrd's work into the spotlight.

in1 the podcast Isabella Byrd

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