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  • Wednesday, March 07, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/07 04:39 PM,
    An interesting “audio related” item we ran across on YouTube today: “This recording of the 2011 Japanese earthquake was taken near the coastline of Japan between Fukushima Daiichi (the nuclear reactor site) and Tokyo. The initial blast of sound is the 9.0 mainshock. “As the earth’s plates slipped dozens of meters into new positions, aftershocks occurred. They are indicated by “pop” noises immediately following the mainshock sound. These plate adjustments will likely continue for years. “Georgia Tech Associate Professor Zhigang… View this story
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  • propellerhead
    PSW Staff 03/07 02:18 PM,
    Propellerhead has announced a major price drop on Reason Essentials, the company’s streamlined version of the award-winning music making software Reason. Propellerhead is also lowering the price on the Balance with Reason Essentials package. The integrated system featuring the critically acclaimed Balance audio interface and Reason Essentials music making software will be available at a new lower price starting today. Distilled from the core of Reason, Reason Essentials contains a wide selection of instruments and effects in a virtual rack… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftware

  • soundcraft
    PSW Staff 03/07 09:29 AM,
    Soundcraft Studer has appointed James Tunnicliffe to the position of field support and applications engineer, covering the eastern region of the United States, where he will be primarily responsible for providing service support and technical and operational training for the Studer product line as well as Soundcraft’s lineup of digital audio consoles. Since September 2002, Tunnicliffe has worked for Euphonix as a field service engineer and product specialist. In these positions, he provided support for digital audio consoles in live,… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessConsolesManufacturerMixerAudio

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/06 11:04 AM,
    For years, Los Angeles’ iconic rock radio station, KROQ, mused about creating their own intimate, in-studio listening space complete with a stage, studio lighting and amazing sound for their listeners. Recently they cleared out some cubicles and the sales office space-turned-nightclub—dubbed the Red Bull Sound Space—became a reality. With A-list band bookings, from inaugural shows with New Found Glory and Coldplay last fall, to subsequent shows with Angels & Airwaves, The Fray, Carmen, Falling in Reverse, Naked and Famous and… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalRemoteStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/06 10:57 AM,
    Royer Labs is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Parker to the newly created position of Director of Sales.  With a background that encompasses sales management, marketing, strategic market development, artist relations, and retail aspects of professional audio and MI, Parker’s experience makes him an ideal choice for his new position with the company. He is stationed at Royer’s corporate headquarters in Burbank and commenced work in January 2012. As Royer Labs’ new Director of Sales, Parker oversees a… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessManufacturerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/06 09:00 AM,
    Hosa Technology, the distributor of Goby Labs instrument care and accessory products, is pleased to announce the introduction of a new product line by Goby Labs: stands for musicians. Incorporating ‘ruggedized’ metal construction designed for years of use, Goby Labs’ new product line includes two microphone stands, a keyboard stand, two guitar stands, and a Tablet Frame for iPad—all designed to aid musicians with everyday performing and rehearsal tasks. World-class design and superior build quality are hallmarks of the new… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/06 08:30 AM,
    When Seth Powell, owner and engineer of SoundCheck Republic Recording Studio, enlisted the services of Dominick Campana, owner of Pro Sound Associates, to partner with him on the design of his newly relocated facility, Campana turned to Auralex Acoustics for the studio’s sound treatment needs.  A range of Auralex products were utilized, both in the construction phase as well as for post-construction wall treatments. To ensure maximum isolation, Auralex’s SheetBlok Sound Isolation Barrier, RC-8 Resilient Channel and U-Boat Floor Floaters… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollInstallationSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • Monday, March 05, 2012
    berklee music
    PSW Staff 03/05 04:04 PM,, the online school of Berklee College of Music, is debuting the new course “Microphone Techniques” for the upcoming spring term, beginning April 2, 2012. In the course, students will develop a general strategy for a recording session based upon a desired production style, and learn to execute a moderately complex recording session with multiple simultaneous performers. Effective microphone techniques resulted in some of the most iconic music ever committed to tape. Consider Phil Spector’s signature “Wall of Sound,” which… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollTrainingEducationMicrophoneStudioAudio

  • ssl
    PSW Staff 03/05 11:27 AM,
    Multi-Grammy-winning engineer Gabriel Castañón has installed a Solid State Logic X-Desk in his Mexico-based home studio, noting that the SSL AWS 900+ has been a big part of his Grammy success. Castañón has won three Latin Grammys. The first two were in 2010, including “Record of the Year” after the success of single Mientes by Latin rock band Camila, with 2011’s awards seeing Castañón scoop one more for his work with Puerto Rican hip hop duo Calle 13. “After working… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogConsolesStudio

  • namm
    PSW Staff 03/05 09:40 AM,
    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is now accepting entries for its Second Annual “Top 100 Dealer Awards,” which will take place at the 2012 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN in July. The program recognizes outstanding NAMM Retailers during a gala event on Friday evening of Summer NAMM. Retailers selected as one of the Top 100 will be honored and from that select group, additional “best of” awards will be bestowed in a number of categories culminating in… View this story
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