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Turnkey Acoustics for the Winter NAMM Show

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Eric Geer of GeerFab Acoustics in Milwaukee. Geer discusses his project to make the Anaheim Hilton’s Pacific Ballroom sound right for the Winter NAMM show and the showcase TEC Awards. He details his use of MultiZorber acoustic panel to cut sound reflections and make the job of sound mixing in the room more manageable. He also outlines his plans to do the same for the Summer NAMM show in Nashville’s Music City Center.
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The Interactivity Behind the Lincoln Heritage Museum, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Alan Eidson of Eidson Studios in Little Rock, Ark., about his sound and video installation at the newly opened Lincoln Heritage Museum on the campus of Lincoln College in Illinois. Working with museum experts Taylor Studios of Rantoul, Ill., Eidson wired and tested the interactive exhibits that tell the story of our 16th president from childhood to his untimely death at the hands of an assassin in Ford’s Theater. He also details his use of Alcorn-McBride processing and show control to bring the exhibits to life.

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Audio at the Musical Instrument Museum, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Ted Greenbaum, manager of the theater at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Ted describes the unique museum, the Sennheiser guidePORT system used there and provides details on the demo of the K-array Anakonda speaker arrays used along the edge of the stage for front fill in an environment where the main house speakers are widely separated and hidden in the side walls of the theater.
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Behind-the-scenes of eTown Hall and Recording Studio, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Sam Berkow of SIA Acoustics about the design, construction and sound system installation for eTown Hall in Boulder, Colo. Berkow describes the stage monitoring setup variations and details of the speaker system design for the weekly live music shows. He also discusses the audio splitter system and the recording studio which shares the building with the performance hall and offices.
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Audio at the Musical Instrument Museum, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Jerry Delgado of Sennheiser about the installation of the K-array Anakonda speaker array to solve a front fill problem in the theater at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Delgado describes the house sound coverage challenge that led him to demo the Anakonda for front fill in the theater. The venue is host to a huge variety of musical performances and their audiences. The Anakonda evenly spread sound over the first few rows of seats while appearing to be part of the stage architecture.
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Part 2

Behind-the-scenes of eTown Hall and Recording Studio, Part 1

Show 103-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Sam Berkow of SIA Acoustics about the construction and sound system installation for eTown Hall in Boulder, Co. The venue is home to a weekly eTown music show recorded before a live audience and broadcast on NPR, public and commercial radio stations nationwide. Equipped with a separate recording studio and offices, the facility is one of the most Green in the country, complete with solar panels. In part one, Berkow outlines the construction and acoustic installation on the project.
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Chicago Field Museum of Natural History’s James Simpson Theater, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles goes into more detail with Megan Henninger on the new sound system installed by Clearwing Productions in the James Simpson Theater at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Megan describes running the speaker wiring and how they used the L-Acoustics LA Network Manager software to set up and ring out the speaker system. She also has some interesting comments on how the small 5XT speakers were concealed along the front edge of the stage.
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Audio for High-energy Restaurant, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his chat with Mark Schultz of Parsons Technologies about the complete renovation of the Game Seven Grill in Phoenix. Located beside Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team, the restaurant is the place to be for local baseball fans. Schultz outlines the outside plaza portion of the new sound system powered by Crown amps and covered by Community Professional R.25 all-weather speaker enclosures. The system is controlled from two locations using a BSS BLU-10 panel.
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Chicago Field Museum of Natural History’s James Simpson Theater, Part 1

Show 102-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Megan Henninger from Milwaukee AV sales, rental and staging company Clearwing Productions about their installation of a sound system upgrade at the James Simpson Theater. Part of the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, the theater got a 3D projection system and upgraded the sound system to match it using L-Acoustics ARCS Wide speaker enclosures and several models from the XT series.

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Audio for High-energy Restaurant, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Mark Schultz of Parsons Technologies about the complete renovation of the Game Seven Grill in Phoenix. The project included an all new sound and video system for this very loud and busy sports bar located beside Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team. Based on Community Professional CP6 pendant loudspeakers, the new sound system had to be able to cut through a lot of noise and cheering fans.

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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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