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  • Friday, January 27, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/27 09:01 AM,
    Mojave Audio has introduced the MA-301fet, a solid-state, large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a hand-selected, 3-micron thick, 1-inch (diameter) gold sputtered capsule. Based upon the MA-201fet designed by company founder David Royer, the MA-301fet’s multi-pattern capabilities - cardioid, omnidiectional, and figure-eight (bi-directional) - makes it well suited for numerous applications, including vocals, voice over and broadcast, electric guitar, piano, acoustic instruments, both drum overheads and room mics (drum ambience), and high SPL sources such as kick drums and bass guitar amps.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSoftware

  • Thursday, January 26, 2012
    namm 2012
    PSW Staff 01/26 05:55 AM,
    Welcome to ProSoundWeb’s ongoing coverage for the NAMM 2012 Show. Held January 19-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the show drew more than 95,000 attendees from the world of professional audio and music, coming from more than 100 countries. The show floor hosted exhibits from 1,400-plus manufacturers, with hundreds of new products expected to make their debut. NAMM also provides an ever-growing slate of educational courses and programs. In addition, the show offered well over 100 live performances and events… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollBusinessEducationSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • presonus
    PSW Staff 01/26 04:58 AM,
    PreSonus has begun incorporating Rational Acoustics Smaart Measurement Technology directly into the software used to control its StudioLive digital mixers. PreSonus Virtual StudioLive (VSL) remote-control/editor/librarian software will now incorporate Smaart Spectra and Smaart Locator, powerful tools for sound-system analysis and optimization, as part of PreSonus Universal Control 1.6, expected to be available later this spring. Smaart is not a single technology but an evolved collection of audio measurement tools and techniques. Using Smaart technology, users can tap into the power… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductConsolesMeasurementSoftware

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/25 07:14 AM,
    At the NAMM 2012 Show, Behringer introduced the FIREPOWER USB/FireWire audio interfaces, the FCA610 and FCA1616. The FCA610 and FCA1616 incorporate 24-bit/96 kHz A/D-D/A converters, support Windows XP/Vista/7 plus Mac OS X, and provide onboard phantom power for use with condenser microphones.  Due to its small size and low-latency operation, 6-input/10-output architecture, and two XENYX mic preamps, the FCA610 is a tool for traveling musicians who record and edit on their laptops. The portable FCA610 can receive power from a… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • namm
    PSW Staff 01/25 06:58 AM,
    NAMM’s voting members elected a new slate of nominees to the association’s board of directors at the Annual Meeting of Members during the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim. The eight new directors joining the NAMM Board from 2012–2015 are: Tom Bedell, Two Old Hippies, LLC Tom Bedell and his wife, Molly, founded Two Old Hippies, LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of unique lifestyle brands featuring Breedlove and Bedell acoustic guitars and Peace, Love & Rock ‘n’ Roll apparel and gifts,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollBusinessEducationAudio

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    full compass
    PSW Staff 01/24 05:19 PM,
    Full Compass Systems has promoted Kyle Kjensrud from product specialist to assistant product manager – publications & e-commerce, where he will now be playing a key role in merchandising initiatives, selecting products for print publications and assisting with stock recommendations.  In addition, he will be working closely with the marketing department to enhance the Full Compass web site, and will also continue to develop and maintain vendor relationships. “Kyle has proven himself to be a great asset to the company… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessAudio

  • radial
    PSW Staff 01/24 03:20 PM,
    Radial Engineering has introduced the Firefly tube direct box, a fully discrete class-A unity gain amplifier designed for both studio and live performance. Radial company president Peter Janis explains: “We have always wanted to launch a tube DI to round out our product range. But over the past two years, we have been sidetracked as we developed the Workhorse and our many 500 series modules. We finally got back on this project and are pleased to bring the Firefly DI… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductInterconnectProcessorSignalStage

  • switchcraft
    PSW Staff 01/24 10:23 AM,
    Switchcraft has introduced the new AudioStix line of adapters, the newest additions to the company’s expanding line of premium pro audio products. AudioStix can be used as stand-alone adapters, rear mounted into modular Switchcraft QGPK Series rack panels, or permanently installed into any number of custom racks and wall plates. Four versions are available now: —#318 Mini AudioStix is an 1/8-inch mini to XLR adapter with volume control and ground lift—#319 is an 1/8-inch mini to terminal block adapter with… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVInterconnectPowerSignalAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/24 07:34 AM,
    At the NAMM 2012 Show, Sony Electronics unveiled the expansion of its MDR-7500 Series professional headphones with two new studio headphones (MDR-7520 and MDR-7510) and one in-ear system (MDR-7550). Designed to accurately monitor the wide dynamic range and extended frequencies delivered by modern digital audio equipment, the new models in the series are precision-manufactured using the highest grade materials such as gold-plated Unimatch 3.5mm/6.3mm adaptors. “The need for feature-rich, high-performance headphones in the studio and on stage is nothing new,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • mackie
    PSW Staff 01/24 07:23 AM,
    Mackie has announced a partnership with New Japan Radio Corporation to develop a new op-amp exclusively for Mackie mixers. The new M-80 op-amp performs exceptionally well, offering low noise, high drive and class-leading channel separation. Implementation into the existing Onyx, VLZ3 and ProFX series mixers is currently in progress. “We are exceedingly happy with the design from New Japan Radio,” remarks Nathan O’Neill, VP engineering for LOUD’s MG Group. “The M-80 op-amp improves both channel separation and stereo field clarity,… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductConsolesMixerProcessor