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  • Friday, October 28, 2016
    Gary Parks 10/28 10:40 AM,
    The much-discussed auction of the 600 MHz frequency band is happening in the U.S., and it may well affect present wireless systems as well as related issues such as frequency planning/coordination. It’s important for everyone who works with creating the content that will stream on the mobile devices when the spectrum is cleared to understand the present situation and to be planning for the transition to different frequency bands.  Several leading pro audio wireless system manufacturers have taken the lead… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureNewsStudy HallAVBusinessConcertEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStageSystemTechnicianWireless

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    PSW Staff 10/28 09:06 AM,
    Celestion announces the appointment of .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) as distribution sales manager for the UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East, India and Asia Pacific Regions. Based in the Celestion headquarters in Ipswich, England, McDougall will develop and build relationships and business with distributors in these regions, helping to ensure the best offerings from Celestion in each region. McDougall brings a rich and varied career in various aspects of the music, MI and pro audio industries to Celestion; having worked both as… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 10/28 08:52 AM,
    Sennheiser has announced that its Sound Academy training program is heading to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) in Glasgow on November 8th 2016 for its latest Wireless Mics and Monitoring Essentials courses. Run by Sennheiser’s Andrew Lillywhite and Tim Sherratt, the course is aimed at both new and existing users of wireless microphones and in-ear monitor systems, including sound engineers, live event professionals, students, apprentices, sales people and AV technicians who want to further their understanding of the area. The course will… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianWireless

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016
    PSW Staff 10/27 11:22 AM,
    Described as a “sexy and modern take on a classic Italian-American supper club,” Sophia’s offers hearty but upscale Italian cuisine with a stylish décor and a sophisticated sound system that includes Martin Audio CDD10 loudspeakers and CSX112 subwoofers. The 3,700 square-foot restaurant is named for Sophia Loren and a part of Chicago’s BDG Hospitality Group who also owns Parliament and The Kensington Roof Garden & Lounge. A testimonial to the modern Italian esthetic, it inhabits the space formerly occupied by… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 10/27 11:06 AM,
    For better or for worse, cinematic representations of roadies tend to fall short of reality, and that seems to be the consensus of critics and actual roadies of Showtime’s comedy-drama Roadies, which debuted earlier this year. However, the show is getting high marks on its efforts for the authenticity of the environment they work in, and a DiGiCo SD9 console played a major role in that achievement. Marking a return to music-themed scripts by creator Cameron Crowe, whose 2000 film… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalEngineerSound ReinforcementStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/27 08:04 AM,
    Sonnet Technologies announces the Presto 10GbE SFP+ Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 2.0 card and the Presto 10GbE 10GBASE-T Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 3.0 card. The new cards offer cost-effective solutions for adding fast 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network connectivity to Mac Pro towers, Windows PCs, Linux servers, and computers with Thunderbolt ports via Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion systems. These Sonnet adapter cards make it easy for users to connect their computers via optical or copper cables to high-speed… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVDigitalEthernetSystem

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    PSW Staff 10/27 07:47 AM,
    Stage Tec, the Berlin manufacturer of professional audio mixing consoles and routers, has appointed long term employee Dirk Berar as head of Software and Systems Development. In his new role, the senior system architect will coordinate and moderate software development. Dr. Helmut Jahne, managing director of Stage Tec, is well acquainted with Berar’s skills: “This position requires somebody with expertise, somebody who is able to motivate a team and is highly customer-oriented.” Berar was apprenticed as an electronics technician specializing… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEngineerManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 10/27 06:59 AM,
    Chicago-area live sound rental and sales company, TC Furlong, will host its 6th Digital Console Expo on Tuesday, November 29 between 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Manufacturers include Allen & Heath, Ashley Audio, Avid, DigiCo, Mackie, Midas, PreSonus, QSC, Roland, SSL Live, Soundcraft, Yamaha Professional Audio, and several more. The companies will exhibit their latest digital consoles, and manufacturer staff will be on hand to answer questions. Featured consoles include the new Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 along with CL, QL and… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessConsolesDigitalManufacturerMixer

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    PSW Staff 10/26 02:25 PM,
    QSC hosted its first Q-SYS Platform Level ONE Classroom Training in Kuwait on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in cooperation with UAE-based representative firm VIVID Audiovisual Media. QSC Systems application engineer Ercin Ural trained more than 25 engineers from 10 established system integrators from around the UAE. The attendees left well equipped to complete the required Q-SYS Level ONE final exam and receive full certification. Chris Hellmuth, managing director of VIVID Audiovisual Media and local sales representative of QSC Systems states,… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessDigitalEducationEngineerSoftwareSystemTechnician

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    PSW Staff 10/26 01:51 PM,
    Radial Engineering announces the addition of Kevin Knoll to the Vancouver, BC based engineering team. In his role as senior design engineer, Knoll has been specifically tasked with designing the commercial line of Hafler brand amplifiers. (Radial Engineering acquired Hafler in 2014.) Knoll will also be assisting the engineering team on various projects for all of the Radial group of companies. Knoll brings decades of technical,  design and manufacturing experience to his new role. As founder and president of Knoll… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEngineerManufacturer

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