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Stagetec Nexus at the NBA Finals, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 42, Part 2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his chat with Russell Waite, President of Stagetec USA. Rusty provides the details on what it is like to be in the center of the network activity during the broadcast of the NBA Finals and outlines the power reliability features of the Nexus network hardware. He also goes into more depth on the TrueMatch digital microphone preamps and discusses some other events on which the Nexus network has been used.
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Sound at The Studio, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 41, Part 2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his chat with technician Steve Foster at The Studio at Hamilton Place, Ontario. Steve provides details on how multi-track recording is done at The Studio and discusses how the venue’s flexible layout is used to cope with quick turnaround situations between performers with very differing sound system and monitoring requirements. Also explored are the lighting control and the Sennheiser wireless microphone systems.

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Behind Audio Operations with Wicked, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 40, Part 2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles completes his chat with Anthony Jones regarding audio operations on the hit Broadway show “Wicked.” Anthony discusses signal processing, load-in with sometimes less than ideal space conditions and how the frequency coordination is done for the show on tour. He also mentions the features of Sennheiser’s Wireless Systems Manager that have proven useful for large RF mic deployments.
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Behind the Lighting and Recording Scenes at Austin City Limits, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 39, Part 2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Curtis Kasefang of Theatre Consultants Collaborative in Chapel Hill, N.C. He discusses the lighting design and installation for the long-running PBS hit show Austin City Limits and provides details on how the show is produced and recorded in its new venue, Austin’s Moody Theater. Curtis also outlines the Moody Theater’s widely varying seating configurations.
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Setting the AV Stage, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 38, Part 2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his chat with Midori Connolly of Pulse Events and Staging in San Diego, Calif. Midori discusses the challenges of IMAG on event staging, getting the right crew people for specific jobs, and she outlines the importance of managing people effectively. Also revealed are her award-winning efforts in getting more women into the AV staging business and helping them advance in the field.
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Setting the AV Stage, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 38, Part 1:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Midori Connolly of Pulse Events and Staging in San Diego, Calif. Topics include the challenges of successful event staging, developing and using a nationwide network of first-rate freelance technical talent, sustainable practices, and working new technology and social media into the more traditional event formats for corporate and educational clients.

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AV Revitalization of Texas Music Theater, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 36, Part 2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Gray Gregson, head of production, film and recording at the Texas Music Theater. Gray provides details on his placement of the Renkus-Heinz subs and the difficult undertaking of improving the acoustics of the building. He also discusses some of the things he did to make the venue more band-friendly for visiting musicians and he outlines the lighting system and control.
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AV Revitalization of Texas Music Theater, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 36, Part 1:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Gray Gregson, head of production, film and recording at the Texas Music Theater. Gray tells the story on how he and friends performed an extensive revitalization to the venue which had seen many ups and downs over the years. New flooring, lighting, sound system, dressing rooms, and other aspects of the project are explored in detail.
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Native AV Installation at National Museum of the American Indian, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 33, Part 2:

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles concludes his discussion with Randy Sherwood, project engineer for Electrosonic, about the installation of video workstations and interactive video displays in the National Museum of the American Indian in lower Manhattan. Randy provides details on the location and installation of control room equipment including media players and an AMX control system to oversee and distribute signals to the interactive workstations in the museum. Useful links:

New AV System for New World Center, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 32, Part 2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Brad Gallagher, Managing Engineer at Pro Sound and Video about the AV installation for Miami’s New World Center, a performance venue for the New World Symphony and academy for music school graduates. Gallagher provides details on the Meyer D-Mitri digital audio platform used to bring all of the venue’s many audio signals under unified control. Also explored is the massive audio system installed in the adjacent two-acre park and the extensive training provided for the local production crew.
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The SVC Blogcast encompasses the podcasts Houses of Worship AV, Corporate AV, and Networked AV. In the Houses of Worship AV podcast, ministers of media, sound, lighting and video experts, and technology manufacturers share best practices and installation secrets. Corporate AV focuses on audiovisual installation within corporate environments such as boardrooms, meeting rooms, training centers, and corporate lobbies. Networked AV covers the challenges of moving professional audio, video, and control signals across the entire signal distribution chain from source to destination.

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