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Point Source Audio's Dual EMBRACE™ Mic Backs Up San Francisco Opera's Latest Performance
In what the New York Times called "the most eagerly anticipated new opera of the season, 'John Adams and Peter Sellars’ latest collaboration followed people from all over the world who flocked to Gold Country hoping to strike it rich, but are quickly caught up in the optimism, greed, and prejudices of a rapidly changing world. The visually striking sets, period-perfect costuming, and a sizable cast of characters demanded microphones that are discreet, durable, and sonically accurate to assure all eyes and ears stayed on the show. To meet these challenges, San Francisco Opera’s Master Audio/Video Engineer Doug Mitchell equipped performers with Point Source Audio's new EO-8WR dual element EMBRACE microphones offering built-in backup.
Violinist Joshua Bell Untouchable Wearing EMBRACE™ Microphone
The world-famous, Grammy Award–winning violinist Joshua Bell is mic'd with an EMBRACE Microphone while performing 'Seasons of Cuba' live at the Lincoln Center for the 2016 PBS Arts Fall Festival. The sound engineer for Bell found EMBRACE to be a clever way to mic his violin WITHOUT mic'ing the violin. Don't see the mic? That's the whole point of EMBRACE Mics!
Point Source Joins Tony Award-winning 'The King and I' Musical
Joining the national tour of this 4-time Tony Award winning musical production are Point Source CO-8WL lavalier microphones. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival, The King and I features the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein's classics including “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”
PSA Mics Weather the Broadway-bound 'Monsoon Wedding'
What can you expect from a Monsoon Wedding? For this musical stage adaptation based on the iconic 2001 film, the forecast predicts a mix of love, laughter, and lots of rain. The sound design calls for waterproof microphones and the reliable CO-8WL waterproof lavalier was chosen!
'Paul Street Boys' Perform with Waterproof Mics
When it comes to challenging musical scenes, such as this one from "Paul Street Boys"—performed here at Vígszínház Theatre in Budapest—it pays to have Point Source Audio's mics that just happen to be IP 57 waterproof rated.
EMBRACE™ Mics Solve Sight Challenges for UT Arlington’s Studio Theater
The Studio Theater at the University of Texas at Arlington is a challenging environment for setting up microphones. The theater has an intimate design that brings the audience close to the actors on stage. On top of that, the students tend to be tough on equipment. That means they need mics that are rugged and easy to conceal without sacrificing sound quality. The program now is in the process of standardizing on Point Source Audio mics throughout the theater with 15 EMBRACE mics currently in use and more planned.
Hell Never Sounded this Good at 'Hadestown', NY Theatre Workshop
Noted sound designer Robert Kaplowitz selected Point Source Audio's SERIES8 headset microphones and lavalier microphones for the heated performances in the folk opera "Hadestown" by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. "Hadestown" follows Orpheus' mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Damon Daunno and Nabiyah Be sing “Wedding Song” wearing PSA headset microphones.
Sound Designer Puts Faith in PSA for 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Point Source Audio Helps Dreamlike Chinese Opera Come to Life at Lincoln Center
Point Source Audio lavaliers took center stage at the Lincoln Center Festival's opening of Paradise Interrupted, the dreamlike Chinese opera designed by visual artist and Emmy winner Jennifer Wen Ma. The breaktaking visuals come to life through sound using the opera singer’s breath to express her mood via light and movement to fill the stage. The heroine wears two Point Source Audio microphones to project her voice both vocally and visually. The CO-8WL omni lavalier microphone was chosen for the singer’s voice going into the sound system, while the CR-8L cardioid lavalier microphone was used to isolate her voice going into the video computer.
Point Source Audio Premieres on Opening night of 'Sweeney Todd' at San Francisco Opera
Point Source Audio lavalier microphones premiered on opening night of Sweeney Todd in the Fall 2015 San Francisco Opera season, and continue to provide just the right amount of vocal reinforcement through all the blood, sweat and tears that accompany every production!
Berklee College of Music Standardizes on Point Source Audio Microphones
Cardioid headset microphones are expected to support up to 300 student-run productions each year. “After doing our tests, we found the CR-8D to give the least coloration and the highest gain before feedback. With the CR-8D headsets, the sound is much more natural after feedback corrections."
Game of Thrones (GOT): Music is Coming!
For Game of Thrones LIVE Concert Experience Multidirectional Flute Soloist Pedro Eustache is the featured winds soloist playing an amazing 15 acoustic, world & electronic wind instruments, and relying on Point Source Audio's cardioid headset microphone for his instrument mic'ing.
Alley Theatre Praises EMBRACE Mics: “Worth their Weight in Gold”
Sound supervisor Pierre Dupree of Houston’s Alley Theatre, who is no stranger to the world of arts and crafts in theatre mic’ing, recently said Point Source Audio’s patent-pending EMBRACE Earmounts are “worth their weight in gold.” Each of the theatre’s cast of 15 resident actors now have custom mics assigned to them no matter where they go. According to Dupree, this is possible because “EMBRACE is completely customizable, quick to build, durable; and most definitively, our actors love them.” The theatre is planning to expand their inventory of PSA mics to accommodate the increasing requests they are receiving from sound designers. Dupree summed up his findings from A/B testing Point Source against the top brands, saying “We barely needed to EQ the PSA mics and there is much less bass roll off.”
Point Source Mics Violins and Violas for U.S.’s Largest Standalone POPS Orchestra
Houser Audio, the official audio provider for the Philly POPS picked the CO-8WL omnidirectional lavalier microphone to amplify the string ensemble of the Philly POPS’ 65-piece orchestra. Andre Houser is founder and chief engineer of Houser Audio in Aston, PA, and the trusted audio provider for the Philly POPS since 2008. In mic’ing the orchestra’s string ensemble, Houser spoke excitedly about adding Point Source Audio citing “The Point Source mics sounded amazing—very natural—I was blown away.”
A "Discreet" Recording Project on the Streets of Hong Kong
It was highly hush hush for sound designer Alan Chang's Hong Kong recording project. To disappear among the locals of Hong Kong, Chang got very creative with PSA gear to capture the distinctive characteristic and signature of this bustling city: "We extensively used the EMBRACE microphones, earmounts, and CM-i3 comms headset. The CM-i3 headset served as our go-to mount for binaural recordings. I was able to roam around the streets and venues freely and record a precise 3-D stereo sound recording of that space and location."
EMBRACE Microphones Disappear in Musical by Barrington Stage Co.
When the brand-new musical is called Presto Change-O—and is about a family of magicians, and a member of the creative team is an illusionist—you almost need a magic trick to choose the microphone too. The mic would need to be tiny enough to not interfere with illusions, secure enough to stay in place during the illusions—and, oh yeah, capture voices magically as well. EMBRACE microphones will hold the same position, night after night. "I know that when I have to leave after opening night, the show will sound the same throughout the run."
Point Source Audio Named Official Earworn Mic for Largest Show Production Company in Las Vegas
SERIES8 Holds Up to Nightly Action at David Saxe's Famed Shows on Las Vegas Strip. "We tried everything we could get our hands on but only the CO-8WS earset microphone could reliably handle the workload.”
Point Source Audio Mics Worked Wonders for Award-Winning Sound Designer
Award-winning Sound Designer Lindsay Jones Explains his Microphone Choice for Wonderland, Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. "The PSA mics sounded great out of the box. We only had to do a minimum amount of EQ-ing—if any—on the actors to get them up and running. That was a huge time-saver and a real relief."
SERIES8 Headsets Make Appearance at Belgian Movie Awards
Belgium's WNM were tapped for the 6th consecutive year to be the audiovisual provider for the country's prestigious “Les Magritte du Cinema." This year, WNM chose SERIES8 headset microphones for the job and was rewarded with satisfying approval by the presenters who found the shape around the ear more comfortable than other brands previously used. The "UNbreakable Boom" flexibility also contributed some unforseen advantages including the ability to avoid scratches from the beards of the stylishly unshaven.
Germany’s The Twiolins Make Music with Point Source Audio
The Twiolin violin pair opt for SERIES8 Headset Microphone for its natural tone: "The CO-8WD headset microphone is extremely close to the original sound even without equalization—it is absolutely at the top of its class!”
West End Sound Designer Rick Clarke Selects Point Source Audio to Take on “Chicago”
SERIES8 microphones edge out industry standard with improved intelligibility. Point Source Audio’s SERIES8 lavalier and earset microphones chosen as new standard after they outperformed the mics that were being used in “Chicago” during the musical production’s Germany tour last fall.
Headset Mic Makes the Cut at National Theatre of Oslo, Norway
The National Theatre in Oslo, one of Norway's largest and most prominent venues for performance of dramatic arts, took SERIES8 headset microphone to task during production of William Shakespeare's Richard III. The gory details reveal the SERIES8 makeup proof heasdset mic makes the cut!
Tug of War, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Point Source Audio's SERIES8 omnidirectional headset microphones were chosen for this epic 12-hour Shakespeare production split into 2 action-packed dramas that trace the rise and fall of kings, and the uncommon courage of common men.
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Logs 400 Performances
With numbers like these, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre had to have a lavalier mic they could trust. Dutch Apple is now in its 30th year—providing top quality productions, award-winning food and exceptional service to over 150,000 guests annually in its 330 seat theatre.
Husbands and Wives, Toneelgroep Amsterdam
Relationships are hard, but the SERIES8 waterproof lavalier microphones weather through the challenging scenes of Woody Allen's 1992 comedy-drama Husbands and Wives. The Dutch actors play out the wrenching heartaches throughout marriage and divorce—complete with a 12-minute downpour live on stage.
Point Source Microphones Exceed Expectations for World Premiere of "SEVEN"
Point Source Audio earset microphones exceeded expectations for world premiere of SEVEN. The actors, wearing the CO-8WS earset microphones, and the audience took exceptional note of the sound.