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  • Monday, August 04, 2014
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    PSW Staff 08/04 09:12 AM,
    At the upcoming IBC 2014 convention, Clear-Com will announce the launch of the FreeSpeak II wireless intercom system, an enhanced DECT-based offering that operates in multiple license-free DECT bands from 1.897-1.933GHz. FreeSpeak II delivers improved roaming capability for reliable wireless connections, digital ‘Clear-Com Sound’ for clear intelligibility and audio comfort, and new intercom features. The system is intended for deployment across large-scale, multi-zone production areas typically required in live events, broadcast and sports production. FreeSpeak II allows large numbers of… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsProductProductionBusinessManufacturer

  • Tuesday, July 01, 2014
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    PSW Staff 07/01 11:41 AM,
    Country music star Dierks Bentley is currently out headlining his 2014 Riser Tour through the fall. VER Tour Sound is supplying a sound reinforcement system featuring Harman’s JBL VTX line arrays powered by Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers. Christie Lites is providing a full Harman Martin rig for the dynamic lighting system, highlighted by MAC Quantum fixtures. The audio system features a left-right hang of 16 JBL VTX V25 line array loudspeakers per side, with six VTX S28 subwoofers per side… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductionAudioLightingAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
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    PSW Staff 06/26 10:00 AM,
    After a successful preview at last week’s InfoComm show, VUE Audiotechnik announced today the latest addition to it’s popular al-Class line array family—the al-4-sb Flyable Isobaric Subwoofer. Designed specifically for seamless integration with the al-4 Subcompact Line Array System, the highly versatile al-4-sb Isobaric Subwoofer features rigging options for suspension above or behind al-4 arrays in a variety of configurations. VUE even offers a flyable end fire grid that allows quick assembly of sophisticated al-4-sb end-fire arrays for improved directionality… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsProductProductionRiggingConcertInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, April 14, 2014
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    PSW Staff 04/14 10:31 AM,
    When Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s enduringly popular musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat embarked on its 2014 U.S. tour on March 4, Masque Sound supported Co-Sound Designers David Patridge and John Shivers in their quest to bring this new, contemporary production of the 1968 hit to the stage. Since Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is scheduled to tour through spring of 2015, Patridge and Shivers wanted to make sure that in designing the sound system it… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductionAudioConsolesDigitalLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, January 31, 2014
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    PSW Staff 01/31 04:55 PM,
    Harman Professional and Quail Capital Corp today announced the formation of Harman Equipment Finance (H.E.F.) to provide an array of businesses and institutions across the globe with capital to acquire Harman’s category-leading audio and lighting technologies including those from Studer, JBL, Martin Professional, Soundcraft and Crown. Commenting on the program, Phil Tatro, Harman, Director of Order to Cash, noted, “This global program is designed to empower Harman dealers and customers with the financial freedom to capitalize on current economic conditions… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductionBusinessManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, November 18, 2013
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    PSW Staff 11/18 02:26 PM,
    Hosa Technology is pleased to announce the introduction of the USB-300 Series SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cables. Featuring data transfer rates up to ten times faster than USB 2.0, new SuperSpeed USB cables are ideal for DJ’s, musicians, and audio professionals seeking to maximize the performance of their equipment, including portable disk drives, recording and playback systems, cameras, and more. Available in 3-, 6-, and 10-foot lengths, Hosa’s new SuperSpeed USB cables offer two configurations: (1) the traditional Type A to… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductProductionBusinessEngineerManufacturerSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Monday, November 11, 2013
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    PSW Staff 11/11 03:23 PM,
    High End Systems has released a new version of the HOG 4 software with more than a dozen new major features that add further value for existing Hog 4 users as well as new purchasers going forward. Some of the top features are: Media Picker A new window called the “Media Picker” has been added to the Hog 4 OS which allows users to view and select slotted function values (gobos, colors, media, etc) for the current fixture selection via… View this story
    Filed in: NewsProductProductionLightingProduction Software

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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    PSW Staff 10/29 11:42 AM,
    Renowned French music festival, Le Cornouaille, hosted several world-known artists including Steve Hackett (Genesis Revisited), Dan Ar Braz, Murray Head, Salif Keita, and Goran Bregovik among others. The festival, held in the French region of Brittany, featured 3 main stages each supported by several of Harman’s Martin lighting consoles and luminaires. French rental company SIWA provided the gear. Lighting of the main stage, “Espace Gradlon,” was controlled with a brand new Martin M6 console operated by François Guillet of Lumières… View this story
    Filed in: NewsProductionLightingConsoles

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    PSW Staff 10/29 08:29 AM,
    Global Truss America’s new Quick Rig Clamps save precious setup time while offering a low profile design for high-end looks.  Best of all - they’re designed for simple attachment by a single installer. To keep connection swift and simple, GTA’s Quick Rig Clamps offer a hook style design and self-locking system - making setup a snap even for a single person rigging lighting equipment onto trussing. These innovative products are the perfect fit for everyone from mobile entertainers who set… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductProductionCurtains, Pipe & DrapeLightingRigging

  • Thursday, October 24, 2013
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    PSW Staff 10/24 12:28 PM,
    Riedel Communications announced that Firehouse Productions used a substantial deployment of Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom systems to provide flexible broadcast-quality communications throughout the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), in Brooklyn, N.Y. “The VMAs are a very fast and dynamic show,” said Mark Dittmar, vice president of design and engineering at Firehouse Productions. “Seven separate shows are put together to create the entire experience, and each of these shows has its own communication needs, as well as the need to… View this story
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