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  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    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

  • waves
    PSW Staff 01/24 06:41 AM,
    At Winter NAMM 2012, Waves Audio unveiled the new NLS Non-Linear Summing plug-in. NLS brings users the analog summing sound of three legendary consoles. Created in association with three of today’s leading producers/engineers – Mark “Spike” Stent, Mike Hedges and Yoad Nevo, NLS captures the sound of: —The SSL 4000G console belonging to Mark “Spike”’ Stent (Radiohead, Björk, Muse, Maroon 5, Madonna) —The EMI TG12345 Mk 4 desk owned by Mike Hedges (The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Dido, Faithless,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • software
    PSW Staff 01/24 06:31 AM,
    iZotope has announced Mastering Essentials, a new tool designed specifically for Acoustica Mixcraft Pro Studio 6. By licensing elements from Ozone, iZotope’s flagship mastering suite, Acoustica is delivering a basic mastering solution approachable for musicians of any level.  “Mastering Essentials is the perfect intro to mastering,” explains Alex Westner, iZotope director of business development. “With over 80 presets to choose from, users can get going quickly with great results. We take it a step further, though, by letting musicians experiment… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Monday, January 23, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/23 05:37 PM,
    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced the final registration and exhibitor numbers for the 2012 NAMM Show, the largest and longest-running musical instruments and products trade show in the United States. At show close, NAMM reported 95,709 registered attendees, a six percent increase from last year and representing a new record for the 110-year-old show. International registration also experienced a 15 percent increase from last year to 11,981. The association previously reported strong exhibitor numbers, with 1,441… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollBusinessEducationAudio

  • avid
    PSW Staff 01/23 03:13 PM,
    Avid has introduced the VENUE SC48 Remote System, offering Pro Tools integration, direct plug-in support of the VENUE SC48 digital console, and remote I/O functionality for increased flexibility. Consisting of the SC48 console and new VENUE Stage 48 remote box, Ethernet snake card, and VENUE 3 software, the SC48 Remote System is an alternative to the SC48, enabling engineers to place the I/O away from the console and closer to sources for optimal sound. It also features fully redundant Ethernet… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductConsolesDigitalInterconnectSoftwareSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 01/23 02:26 PM,
    Universal Audio has introduced Apollo, a high-resolution computer audio interface that delivers the sound and feel of analog recording. Apollo is a FireWire 800/Thunderbolt-ready interface combines genuine UA analog design with class-leading sound quality and onboard realtime UAD plug-in processing. Designed to play a central role in a modern Mac- or PC-based studio, Apollo builds upon decades of UA’s analog hardware heritage. It offers extremely high-resolution sonics, with the lowest THD and highest dynamic range in its class. Apollo’s premium… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollVideoProductDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 01/23 12:30 PM,
    Audio-Technica unveiled the new AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone at Winter NAMM 2012. Ideal for recording instruments and vocals, this handheld dynamic microphone has both USB and XLR connections, enabling its use either with a computer or with a P.A. system. Its durable metal construction provides long-lasting performance. Its low-mass diaphragm and smooth, extended frequency response make the microphone ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover and live performance use. The AT2005USB features a convenient headphone output… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollMicrophoneStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/23 11:45 AM,
    Up to 10 musicians can simultaneously control their StudioLive monitor mixes using an iPhone or iPod touch and Presonus’ free QMix app. QMix builds on PreSonus’ original Virtual StudioLive (VSL), which provides bidirectional computer control of PreSonus StudioLive-series mixers via FireWire. Next came StudioLive Remote for iPad, which provides wireless control of StudioLive mixers. “SL Remote is very useful for the front-of-house engineer but it’s overkill for onstage performers, and the cost of iPads can add up. That’s why we… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertDigitalMonitoringSoftwareAudio