John (Jack) Shearing (87), legendary Broadway sound designer, died December 3, 2017 at his home in Los Angeles. He was born Jan 23, 1930, in Queens, to Anne Keller, a public-school teacher, and John Shearing, a Broadway head carpenter, who co-founded Masque Sound and Recording (he himself was the son of a property man at the Metropolitan Opera).
Contributing Editor Bennett Liles from SVC talks with Matt Peskie of Masque Sound about the large renovation project completed this year for Baltimore Center Stage including work on their Pearlstone Theater and a complete overhaul of the Head Theater. Matt details the scope of the award-winning work and provides a look at the AV routing system that now encompasses most of the building.
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Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his conversation with Matt Peskie of Masque Sound about the renovation project for Baltimore Center Stage. Matt concentrates his account of the technical challenge of installing Dante-based DSP and ARC control remotes in the Head Theater and future-proofing it with OM4 fiber cable runs.
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