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Top 10: this week’s most popular articles

Tara Lepore 28 July 2017
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Our top 10 round-up features the most read stories on Pro Sound News Europe in the past seven days.

Topping the bill is our feature about the making of BBC Casualty’s single-shot episode to mark 30 years of the hospital drama. We spoke to sound engineer Scott Talbot about how the audio team pulled it off.

Also featuring – not once, but twice – were electro-rockers Depeche Mode with two stories about the kit they took on their world tour. An exclusive article about a new arts centre opening in Hackney (seeking a sound system) proved good news for live venues in London, and the transformation of Abbey Road Studios was once again drawing in the views this week.

Read the full summary below, and follow us on Twitter to get all the latest news from the pro audio industry as it happens.

1. ‘This is big!’: BBC crew records single-shot Casualty ep to mark 30 years of the show
Car crashes, impalements, DIY mishaps. All these – and more – have featured in BBC One’s medical emergency drama Casualty since it began in 1986. To cap its 30th series, the show has been filmed in a single shot, which provided some challenges to the sound crew…

2. Depeche Mode deploy SSL live desks for Global Spirit tour
Pioneering electro-rockers Depeche Mode have taken two SSL Logic L500 Plus digital live consoles on the road for their Global Spirit tour, which takes in stadiums and large-scale venues around the world across more than 90 dates.

3. DPA mics have ‘total package’ for New Kids On The Block 2017 tour
DPA’s microphones have given ’90s boy band New Kids On The Block ‘full and clear’ vocals on their 2017 tour.

4. Interview: Brit Row co-founder Bryan Grant explains reasons behind Clair Global sale
PSNE talks to Britannia Row co-founder Bryan Grant about handing the company over to Clair Global.

5. Exclusive: New London venue gets green light – and it’s seeking a brand new sound system
A brand new 2,200 capacity London venue – the Hackney Arts Centre – has been green lighted by the local council, and the man behind the project, Auro Foxcroft, has told PSNE that it is hoping to hear “some good pitches” for its multi-purpose sound system.

6. FX Rentals: celebrating 25 years of audio equipment hire
FX rentals is celebrating a silver jubilee. Mike Hillier explores 25 years of audio equipment hire and more.

7. Depeche Mode take Beyerdynamic products on tour
Depeche Mode has taken Beyerdynamic products to provide sound for their latest tour promoting new album Spirit.

8. Top five: FX Rentals’ most-requested products since 1992
Audio equipment hire specialist FX Rentals has been open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, since 1992. In this time the company – who jokily refer to themselves as the fourth emergency service – have had their fair share of business. Here are five of their most asked-for products, as told to PSNE.

9. Peppermint condition: Abbey Road Studios in the 21st century
PSNE visits Abbey Road following the biggest changes since it all began.

10. Adamson speakers provide ‘seamless transition’ for Bryan Adams’ UK gigs
Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams is the latest act to hit the road with Adamson E-Series and S-Series loudspeakers.

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