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  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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    PSW Staff 09/25 12:06 PM,
    VUE Audiotechnik today announced the completion of its U.S. representative network with the appointment of seven additional firms covering the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions. This news comes just two weeks after the company announced the appointment of three firms covering the Western U.S., and is further evidence that VUE leadership is moving swiftly to meet escalating demand with a robust sales and support network. Launched in March, VUE Audiotechnik has gained significant momentum thanks in part to a nation-wide… View this story
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    PSW Staff 09/25 11:53 AM,
    On September 17, 2012 the Rachael Ray Show officially moved to beautiful new digs for the Season 7 opener, and broadcast mixer Bob Aldridge and front of house mixer John Bates, are taking along their trusty Yamaha M7CL-48 and DM2000 Digital Consoles. Produced by CBS Television Distribution and KWP Studios, in association with Harpo Studios, Scripps Networks and Watch Entertainment, the hugely successful syndicated daytime program originally launched in the fall of 2006. “An M7CL-48 and DM2000 are both used… View this story
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    PSW Staff 09/25 11:48 AM,
    Leading production company ATK Audiotek has named Michael MacDonald to take over as president and the leadership of the company’s business development, sales and marketing programs, coincident with the retirement of outgoing president Michael Stahl. MacDonald joins ATK Audiotek with over three decades of experience in the professional audio industry, most recently having served for five years as vice president of sales and marketing at Harman Professional. Prior to Harman, he operated a successful consulting business at Pilot Business Strategies,… View this story
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  • Monday, September 24, 2012
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    PSW Staff 09/24 03:25 PM,
    Universal Audio (UA) is pleased to announce the release the Thunderbolt Option Card for the award-winning Apollo High Resolution Audio Interface. Compatible with Intel’s new Thunderbolt technology on the latest generation of iMacs, MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, and Mac minis, the Thunderbolt Option Card provides greater UAD plug-in instances, improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced UAD plug-in latency versus Apollo’s standard FireWire connection. “We’re really excited to be the first company to provide true integrated Thunderbolt connectivity in… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollDigitalProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 09/24 01:25 PM,
    St. Louis–based freelance sound engineer Doug Fowler has developed a fast, efficient method for setting up and tuning PA systems. Fowler relies on Line 6 XD-V digital wireless systems, Josephson C550H precision condenser microphones and AFMG SysTune 1.2 real-time measurement software to equalize and align all system elements immediately after the sound system is hung. “Measurement microphones are designed for mostly flat, full-range response,” notes Fowler. “The Line 6 system is digital, has no companding and measures well electrically so… View this story
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    PSW Staff 09/24 01:04 PM,
    IK Multimedia announced that the iRig PRE universal XLR microphone interface is now available from retailers worldwide and from the IK Multimedia online store. iRig PRE has the essential features found in professional studio microphone preamps like an adjustable gain control, 48-volt phantom power and an audio/headphone output jack for real-time monitoring. Plus, iRig PRE comes ready to go with two free apps for download from the App Store: iRig Recorder Free, a simple-to-use audio field recorder, and VocaLive Free,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 09/24 12:53 PM,
    Featuring a combination of music concerts and soccer games, attendees at this year’s Ethiopian 4th of July Celebration at RFK Stadium found themselves immersed in top quality sound. Over the course of three days—July 1st, 4th, and 6th—hip hop artist T.I. and rappers TPain, B.o.B., and Young Jeezy were among the numerous acts that kept the roughly 10,000 attendees in festive spirits. Music was everywhere, thanks in no small part to the exemplary performance characteristics of D.A.S. Audio Aero Series… View this story
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  • Friday, September 21, 2012
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    PSW Staff 09/21 11:06 AM,
    Australian company Norwest Productions again teamed up with their UK partners Delta Sound to provide the necessary Optocore fibre signal transport, custom RF solutions and LAN networking for the Opening/Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics. The awe-inspiring — and completely distinctive — Opening and Closing Ceremonies, which spectacularly book-ended the London 2012 Olympics, was a triumph for the respective artistic directors, Danny Boyle and Kim Gavin. Described as the most creative yet, to ensure the realization of these ambitious… View this story
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    PSW Staff 09/21 11:00 AM,
    The Widener University Pride football team has plenty to be proud of: two NCAA Division III National Championships, reaching the semi-finals three more times, and winning more MAC Championships than any other Middle Atlantic Conference team. Unfortunately, the aging audio system at the University’s Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium was not up to the same championship standards. Plagued by long-standing coverage and sound quality issues, the school’s Athletic Director Jack Shafer called on Widener alumnus Art Kalemkarian, who designed a… View this story
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    PSW Staff 09/21 10:42 AM,
    CADAC has announced that the CADAC CDC Four is in full production and shipping to CADAC distributors around the world. The CDC Four is a compact digital console that features 16 genuine CADAC analogue mic pre amps with gain control, fully emulated CADAC EQ, and an expandable input count of up to 64 inputs with a dedicated stage rack. CADAC’s first production digital mixer featres steel construction throughout, with wood trim. All mic pre’s are fully 96kHz 24 bit –… View this story
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