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A Message From The Editor, Andrew King
LIVENING THE ACOUSTIC CHARACTER AT
ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH
By Kevin Young
Providing optimal sound reinforcement in houses of worship is often a matter of balancing acoustic and aesthetic considerations, particularly in classic liturgical spaces like St. Peter Catholic Church in Omaha, NE, which during a recent revamp added new reinforcement technologies while treating the room to actually make it even livelier.
REVOLUTIONARY SOUND DESIGN
AT TORONTO’S ED MIRVISH THEATRE
By Alan Hardiman
Disney’s musical Aladdin, which recently wrapped up a successful six-week outof- town tryout at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre in preparation for its current Broadway run, is the newest and perhaps largest stage production ever to be propelled by a source-oriented reinforcement approach to sound design.
TORONTO’S ICONIC PHASE ONE STUDIOS
REACHES A MAJOR MILESTONE
By Anthony Altomare
In the intensely competitive Toronto studio market that has long been defined by rapidly changing trends, there has been one constant over the past 40 years that has stood the test of time: the now iconic Phase One Studios
FROM AUDITORIUMS TO ARENAS –
CITY & COLOUR
By Andrew King
When City & Colour last hit Canadian highways in support of 2011’s Little Hell, the band made a conscious effort to hit soft-seat theatres that provided the right level of intimacy and ambience. This spring, however, the band’s profile has propelled them to major arena stages across the country, making for a few new audiocentric considerations.