Professional Sound - February 2021

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February 2021

Vol.XXXII No.1

 

Features

 

DVSN at the Drive-In

Behind-the-scenes at the R&B stars’ homecoming shows at Toronto’s new CityView Drive-In

By Melvin Godfrey with Michael Raine

Toronto-based R&B duo dvsn were expecting to play sold-out arenas and amphitheatres in 2020, but instead played a string of instantly-sold-out homecoming shows at Toronto’s new drive-in venue. Their monitor engineer, Melvin Godfrey, gives a rundown of the audio setup and his firsthand experience preparing for and mixing these unique shows.

 

Elegance & Connection to Virtual Events 

Toronto’s Bespoke AV raises the bar for large virtual galas, conferences & more

By Kevin Young

For Bespoke AV, an event isn’t just a gathering. It’s an opportunity for connection, meaningful engagement, and for participants to further their goals, individually and/or professionally. To maintain that in the virtual event space, the company has created solutions that allow them to offer decidedly elegant and highly-interactive events ranging from corporate/government meetings, to press conferences and conventions, and even gala dinners/awards shows.

 

Backxwash & Will Owen Bennett

The making of God Has Nothing to Do with This Leave Him Out of It

By Michael Raine

Together, the 2020 Polaris Music Prize-winning rapper/producer and her engineer explain how they crafted the year’s most important Canadian album from a small two-bedroom apartment.

 

A Space for All

Paris Presbyterian Church overhauls its AV & stage design

By Michael Raine

This small but historic church in southern Ontario wanted to remake its stage and AV system so that it could better serve the local arts community. Thanks to a design that prioritized acoustics, the congregation is now feeling “tickled pink.” 

 

Departments

 

Input

Artificial Intelligence, Robots & Creativity

 

Signals

The latest from across the Canadian pro audio industry

 

Profile

Jason Dufour, Michelle Hwu & Cleve Sandy

 

Product Tests

Steinberg’s Cubase Pro 11 DAW, Radial HDI studio direct box, & FabFilter’s Creative Bundle plug-in suite

 

Products

The latest tools & technologies for audio professionals

 

Advertisers’ Index

 

Sound Advice

Should You Insure Your Sound Gear & Recording Studio?

 

Itinerary

Your industry events calendar

 

Classifieds

 

Project File

Recording and rehearsal studio Taylor Sound, the Finnish Sports Museum & more

 

Cover Photo: DVSN BY JOBER GUEVARRA (MR. JOBEEZY)