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Articles Tagged Monitors

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014
    PSW Staff 03/20/14 02:18 PM,
    IsoAcoustics is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Dynaudio Professional. At this year’s ProLight + Sound show, Dynaudio Professional introduced a new series of near-field monitors, the BM mkIII Series, which will each come with an IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R acoustic isolation stand included. IsoAcoustics Stands’ patented isolation technology allows the monitor to literally “float” in free space, maintaining all movement on-axis, eliminating energy transfer to the surrounding surfaces. The result is markedly enhanced sound clarity, tightening up of the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsLoudspeakerStudio

  • Friday, March 14, 2014
    dynauaudio professional
    PSW Staff 03/14/14 06:54 AM,
    Dynaudio Professional has introduced four new nearfield monitors, mounting solutions, and two new precision subwoofers at Prolight+Sound/Messe in Frankfurt. New monitors include the BM Compact mkIII, BM5 mkIII, BM6 mkIII and BM12 mkIII, and on the subwoofer side, the BM9S II and BM14S II.   The smaller BM Compact mkIII and BM5 mkIII models both offer expanded frequency response and SPL due to a combination of improvements, including drivers design and Class D amplifiers. Each providess an auto standby mode… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductAmplifierLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
    Mark Frink 03/13/14 05:12 PM,
    Though there are other conventions, it’s generally agreed that the kick drum goes into the first channel of the console, and for time immemorial, inordinate efforts have gone into tediously adjusting it. Sound check never really starts until after this first input has been tweaked to satisfaction. The kick drum is the cornerstone of rock. It puts the pop in pop music and is the one input that holds it all together. It’s the heartbeat of rock and roll. With… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, March 10, 2014
    Bruce A. Miller 03/10/14 04:21 PM,
    This article is provided by   Simply, good monitors are very important. Video productions monitor using screens. Audio productions monitor using loudspeakers that are driven by amplifiers. Every decision made in a musical production (not only regarding sounds but also arrangements and even performances) is based on what everyone is hearing. For example, if you’re recording a bass sound and the monitors sound thin, you may mistakenly believe that the bass sound itself is thin and compensate by adding… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierLoudspeakerMonitoringSignalStudio

  • Friday, March 07, 2014
    PSW Staff 03/07/14 10:28 AM,
    Matt Colton has been mastering albums for 15 years, plying his talents for the likes of Coldplay, James Blake, Gary Numan, and Metronomy, and his work recently earned him the title of “Mastering Engineer of the Year” from the Music Producers Guild. He works at several of London’s top mastering houses, including Porky’s Mastering, Optimum Mastering, AIR Studios, and Alchemy Mastering, the last of which he recently re-launched with original owners Barry Grint and Phil Kinrade. And to maintain his… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

  • Thursday, March 06, 2014
    church sound
    Kent Margraves 03/06/14 03:16 PM,
    Many worship venues have made the transition from “wedges” to “ears” for stage monitoring purposes, and often find that this can be a surprisingly tricky process. Essentially, wedges are loudspeakers that are laid sideways and angled up at the performers. The sound content or “mix” in each monitor, or group of monitors, is customized for the performers’ needs and each often have a much different balance than the house sound mix. In-ear monitor systems have become popular in recent years.… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerLoudspeakerMicrophoneMonitoringSignalStage

  • Wednesday, March 05, 2014
    allen & heath
    PSW Staff 03/05/14 09:53 AM,
    Swedish PA company Parashoot supported the recent European tour by Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun with an Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system as well as A&H ME personal monitoring systems. Specifically, Parashoot deployed an iLive-T112 system to handle both FOH and monitors, joined by xDR-16 I/O expander racks positioned stage left and stage right, along with an iDR-16 MixRack. Parashoot, which has worked with Ane Brun since 2007, served a line-up comprised of two drum kits with open miking,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerInterconnectMixerMonitoringSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, February 17, 2014
    live sound international
    Kevin Young 02/17/14 06:25 PM,
    In the words of monitor engineer Elijah Topazio, the rig he rode herd over on the recent concert tour by the Mickey Hart Band is “a constantly evolving monster.” Still, it was business as usual for Topazio, a pro audio veteran noted for his ability to effectively serve high-profile artists with innovative approaches to performance that can make for uniquely challenging gigs. Mickey Hart certainly qualifies. As a member of the Grateful Dead and a solo artist, he’s known as… View this story
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  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    PSW Staff 02/12/14 03:58 PM,
    Monitors for touring and at festivals present a unique set of conditions and challenges, with digital console technology helping engineers rise to the occasion. It’s also interesting to see the ways that networking is serving to more closely ally house and monitors. Here’s a look at some recent applications. Fitz and the Tantrums On Tour Monitor engineer Aaron Glas has been mixing on a Soundcraft Vi1 during a recent U.S. concert tour by indie pop band Fitz and the Tantrums… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertConsolesEngineerMixerNetworkingStageTechnician

  • Wednesday, February 05, 2014
    thunder audio
    PSW Staff 02/05/14 06:09 PM,
    Thunder Audio (Livonia, MI, and Nashville) is supporting the legendary Dolly Parton on her current “Blue Smoke” world tour that kicked off in Palm Springs CA, and has her performing in New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the U.S. The tour went into rehearsals in mid-November at the Nove Entertainment rehearsal space in Nashville that’s jointly owned by Thunder Audio and CTK management. “We built two identical control and monitor systems due to the geographies and timeline of this tour, which… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesLine ArrayMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemWireless