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  • Monday, May 21, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/21 09:38 AM,
    Located in Corona, California, the Fender Center for Music Education is a busy place. The 33,000-square foot building is home to a music school, a museum, two performance venues, and a recording studio. Run by the nonprofit Fender Museum of Music and the Arts Foundation, the Fender Center’s main focus is to provide music education to young people at low or no cost. As the Center’s audio engineer Kelly McGuire explains, the program has made an impact on a great… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/21 09:33 AM,
    Midas has announced the first sale of the PRO2 live audio system into the Slovakian market. Facilitated by Midas’ Slovakian distributor SBL Acoustics, the sale was made Patrik Kvacka, who runs his own rental company in Slovakia’s political and cultural capital of Bratislava. The new console has already been used for concerts by eclectic Berlin collective Jazzanova and British jazz and electronic band The Cinematic Orchestra. Kvacka ordered the first PRO2 after attending a demonstration of the new console for… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/21 09:25 AM,
    Following an eventful Q1 that saw the retailer expanding its operations in Tucson, Arizona, and Highland Park, Illinois, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in North Charlotte, North Carolina, in April.  The store is located at 8813 JW Clay Blvd., STE A, Charlotte, NC 28262-5416. Guitar Center North Charlotte is Guitar Center’s 225th retail location. Guitar Center North Charlotte’s grand opening introduced customers to a vast selection of products and a dedicated staff with unparalleled musical… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessInstallationSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/16 09:07 AM,
    Black Box Analog Design, an engineer-led design firm dedicated to handcrafted, American-made audio equipment, has announced the official release of the Black Box microphone preamp. The company has selected Vintage King Audio as its distributor, and is currently taking orders worldwide. Designers Eric Racy and Robert Wainscott have created versatile piece of gear that enables users to uniquely shape their sound by implementing unconventional methods and such features as an entirely analog audio path, custom, hand wound Cinemag input and… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductAnalogMicrophoneProcessorStudio

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/15 03:58 PM,
    Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) has been providing wireless solutions and gear onsite at the Billboard Latin Music Awards for the past 13 years. This year the PWS team, including Brooks Schroeder and James Stoffo, created a custom wireless communications package for the show, with the company’s frequency coordination team working backstage to ensure all wireless operations went off without a hitch. “This year’s package included all of the wireless microphones, in-ear monitors and IFBs for the technical production and musical… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementTechnicianWirelessAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/15 01:08 PM,
    Clear-Com introduces the latest additions to its line of professional headsets, the CC-300 and CC-400. The CC-300 and CC-400 offer extra comfort, better performance and more flexibility for users who employ intercoms for long hours. They are compatible with Clear-Com’s wide range of wired and wireless intercoms. Wearing headsets day in and day out while communicating with other team members over the intercom can quickly exhaust a user. The new Clear-Com CC-300 single-ear headset and CC-400 double-ear headset were designed… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVInstallationSound ReinforcementTechnicianAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/15 12:56 PM,
    Full Compass Systems will host a day-long workshop for aspiring musicians on Saturday, June 23rd 2012.  “Making It in the Music Biz” is a special gathering of music professionals who will share insights and advice on the practical and business aspects of performing music.  The event, based on the popular Launchpad music program, is free to all participants. “Launchpad celebrates the reach of music education, which is exactly what this event is designed to do.  While it targets youth, musicians… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollAVBusinessEducationSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/15 12:50 PM,
    Allen & Heath’s GS-R24 Firewire recording mixer has been installed in the main recording studio at the Campus of Performing arts (COPA) in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a teaching console and to manage music students’ projects. “I needed a mixer to satisfy my students’ obsession for all things digital, and to teach them the value of what they call ‘old school’.” explains COPA’s head of production, Neill Pash. “Enter the GS-R24, new kid on the block and what I believe… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalEducationSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, May 14, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/14 09:42 AM,
    Music producer, songwriter and remixer Jake Gosling, best known for his collaboration with artists such as Ed Sheeran and Wiley, has just bought himself an Audient ASP008 mic preamplifer, which he is using in his Surrey-based Sticky Studios. Supplied by high end studio sales company Kazbar Systems, Gosling couldn’t be more satisfied. “Kazbar Systems lent me the ASP008 as we needed extra mic pres for our DAW,” he explains. “I was instantly impressed with how dynamic and punchy the pres… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollMicrophoneProcessorStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/14 09:30 AM,
    Recycled Percussion holds the distinction of the highest non-vocal finalists ever on “America’s Got Talent”. They’re now playing for audiences at the famed Tropicana Las Vegas Theater, performing six interactive shows a week using nearly 60 Audix mics to capture their brand of mayhem. From the moment guests enter the theater and are each handed a drum stick and something to bang on, to the curtain raising to reveal… well nothing, it’s obvious that this will not be a typical… View this story
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