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  • Friday, October 09, 2015
    live sound
    Pat Brown 10/09/15 06:01 AM,
      When most people think of sound reinforcement systems, or audio systems in general, they rarely do so with regard to speech intelligibility (SI). It’s usually about the music, with the assumption that if a system sounds good for music, it should work for speech. While this can be true in small, well-behaved rooms, it is seldom true in large spaces. My first sound system disaster was the design and installation of a large, expensive sound system that failed to… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVEducationMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, October 08, 2015
    Woody Smith & Galen Carol 10/08/15 11:08 AM,
    From the March/April 1977 issue of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, the principals of Abadon/Sun Studio, which was located in San Antonio, TX, look at the practical and technical sides of studio design. We at Abadon/Sun decided to write this article because we felt a large number of small studio owners required more information to properly design and build their first studio. What we’ve tried to do is to simplify things as much as possible and provide the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesLoudspeakerMeasurementMixerMonitoringSignalStudio

  • Monday, October 05, 2015
    PSW Staff 10/05/15 07:08 AM,
    Primacoustic announces Paintables Clouds - a new series of acoustic panels you can paint - are now shipping. Primacoustic’s Jay Porter: “The series features three different shapes of absorptive acoustic panels that can be used as ceiling clouds, baffles or wall panels to reduce excess reverberation and improve intelligibility. The unique shapes and sizes open the door for architects, designers and installers with creative solutions that are bold, yet architecturally pleasing.” The new Paintables clouds include the circular Cirrus, the… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVInstallationManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    Jim Cunningham 09/30/15 09:32 AM,
    Artificial reverberation, or echo as it is often called, is one of the most useful effects available to the recording engineer. Recently there has been an explosion of reverb devices available in the marketplace, and to compete for your dollars, they all must claim to be the best if not the ultimate machine of all time. Actually, each has strong and weak points, so the purpose of this article will be to investigate the four basic types and see how… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallDigitalEducationMixerSignalSoftwareStudioSystem

  • Monday, September 21, 2015
    Gary D. Davis 09/21/15 03:15 PM,
    From the March/April 1974 issue of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, interviews with producer/engineer Rob Fraboni and promoter Dick LaPalm on recording the Planet Waves album by Bob Dylan, supported by long-time collaborators The Band. The album hit number 1 on the U.S. Billboard charts—the first for the artist—and number 7 in the UK. It was recording in 1973 on November 2, 5, 6, 8, 9 at Village Recorder in West Los Angeles, CA. R-e/p: Dick, how did… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogEducationEngineerMicrophoneMonitoringStudioTechnician

  • Friday, September 18, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/18/15 10:07 AM,
    Michael Lattanzi created Lattitude Studio South to be a recording haven for any kind of music, and it’s tied together by an array of acoustical treatment products from Auralex in hosting sessions for artists such as Thompson Square, Hunter Hayes, Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, John Popper & Blues Traveler, and most recently Megadeth. The studio is located in Leiper’s Fork, TN, an exurban artistic community 30 minutes from downtown Nashville, where Lattanzi moved four years ago from Los Angeles. “Auralex is… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsInstallationLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalStudio

  • Monday, September 14, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/14/15 10:07 AM,
    BB4 Studios has chosen PMC IB2 loudspeakers for its new facility in New York City. Officially opened last November, BB4 is designed to provide producers, engineers, artists and labels with an innovative audio resource for audio mixing and mastering. Built from the ground up on Williamsburg’s Bedford Avenue, BB4 offers a custom mastering-style console and a plethora of dynamics, EQs, plugins and effects, all housed in an acoustically neutral room. Christos Tsantilis, BB4’s in-house engineer who designed the studio in… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConsolesEngineerInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, September 04, 2015
    church acoustics
    Pat Brown 09/04/15 07:09 AM,
      For most humans, there is nothing easier than breathing, seeing, smelling and hearing. We do these things without thought, and even take them for granted. Our senses were given to us to help us exist in a physical universe. They are transducers that allow physical stimuli to be converted into a form recognized by the brain. We are bombarded with stimuli every waking moment, and our brains are continuously processing the information to help us function in our environment.… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationInstallationMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Monday, August 31, 2015
    PSW Staff 08/31/15 03:12 PM,
    Auralex Acoustics is now shipping enhanced “v2” models of the Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusors. The new and improved design is based on customer input and extensive testing.  These handmade, environmentally friendly bamboo sound diffusors offer craftsmanship and aesthetics to complement any space. They feature sharper angles and updated construction that enhances the premium performance that these diffusors are known for.  In addition to enhanced v2’s of the popular Sustain Prism, Sustain Lens, Sustain QuadraTec and Sustain Pyramid, Auralex is offering… View this story
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  • Friday, August 28, 2015
    PSW Staff 08/28/15 07:37 AM,
    The owner of Vault 634, the private event venue in the revitalized heart of Allentown, Pennsylvania, has invested three million dollars in renovations that will ready the space for weddings, parties, fundraisers, and the like for up to 250 people while preserving the building’s rich history. As part of that renovation, integration firm Sage Technologies designed and installed a sound reinforcement system centered on SBH-Series columnar point-source loudspeakers from Danley Sound Labs, which complement the room’s distinguished aesthetic while providing… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement