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  • Monday, May 02, 2016
    isemic
    Craig Leerman 05/02/16 02:05 PM,
    As an audio technician, my ears have the final say in how a system is tuned, but with the passing of time, they’re not quite as reliable as they used to be. As a result, I’m increasingly relying on measurement systems to help with dialing in the PA. I also utilize SPL apps on my phone and iPad to help monitor volume levels, and that’s worked out well. So when I first saw the iSEMic 725TR measurement microphone from iSEMcon,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductAVMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/26/16 06:13 AM,
    Podcasts often originate in garages, but the best ones these days are definitely not satisfied with low-rent sound anymore. That’s why the BP40 Large-Diaphragm Dynamic Broadcast Microphone from Audio-Technica has become the choice for leading podcasters who want their programs to go out on the Internet with broadcast-quality audio. These include the GRAMMY-winner Dave Pensado, who along with manager/executive producer and co-host Herb Trawick, produces the popular Pensado’s Place YouTube series and the new The Vocal Booth internet radio show/podcast,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAVEngineerMicrophoneStudio

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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    M. Erik Matlock 12/16/15 07:00 AM,
    The announcement of the new Audio-Technica BP40 large-diaphragm dynamic broadcast microphone last April didn’t really catch my attention. My first impression was “just another broadcast mic,” something I don’t have much need for. At least until recently… With a new podcast series on ProSoundWeb in motion, I’m considering a lot of gear that never hit my radar before. So when I finally saw this new mic in person at the recent AES show in New York, I was more curious.… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureProductReviewAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Monday, October 12, 2015
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    M. Erik Matlock 10/12/15 10:44 AM,
    It’s become a regular gig, opening boxes of toys and forming opinions for these reviews. Sometimes I’m impressed, sometimes not. Normally, I don’t have a problem keeping my cool and writing something moderately monotone. This might be different. For those who know the story, I have a pair of vintage Pioneer HPM-100 reference monitors from the 1970s in my office. These have been nicknamed “the lie detectors” because of how clean and accurate they are. No details escape them. So… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductReviewLoudspeakerManufacturerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    studio monitors
    M. Erik Matlock 07/29/15 08:48 AM,
    Out of the box, my first impression of the new Les Paul Reference Monitors from Gibson was that I didn’t even care what they sounded like. They’re absolutely gorgeous. My room received an instant aesthetic upgrade just by having them in there. The active (bi-amped), 2-way line offers 4-inch, 6-inch and 8-inch carbon woofer options, each joined by a 1-inch carbon-coated titanium tweeter in a front-ported, bass-reflex enclosure. The rear panel includes high- and low-frequency trim controls for tailoring, both… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogReviewLoudspeakerMonitoringProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, January 08, 2015
    qsc
    PSW Staff 01/08/15 05:17 PM,
    The QSC TouchMix compact mixer series caught my attention from the moment it was introduced. The control surface is without physical faders – inputs and adjustments are accomplished via the large (6.1 x 3.5 inch) color TFT touch screen and rotary knob on the surface, or wirelessly via a tablet running the TouchMix app. And it’s been designed to meet the needs of both novice and experienced users. The company recently sent me the 16-channel model, appropriately named the TouchMix-16,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogReviewConsolesDigitalEngineerInterconnectMixerSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, June 16, 2014
    tda
    PSW Staff 06/16/14 12:55 PM,
    A top touring company in the U.S. is currently evaluating TDA (Time Domain Analysis), the first of its kind loudspeaker analysis software that provides access to loudspeaker and sound reinforcement system parameters that have been unobtainable—until now. And we’ll soon be presenting the touring company’s report on this new tool here as a Road Test review. In the meantime, more about TDA software: Proprietary technology and new time domain analysis algorithms means that a sweep can be done in a… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureReviewEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementRemoteSoftwareSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Monday, May 05, 2014
    rational acoustics
    Craig Leerman 05/05/14 07:50 AM,
    If you need a class compliant sound pressure level (SPL) monitoring and logging system or just want a great way to keep track of SPL at gigs—keep reading. SG Audio of Denmark has developed an SPL measurement system called 10EaZy, and the folks at their exclusive U.S. distributor, Rational Acoustics, were “Smaart” enough (see what I did there) to send me a system for review.  SG Audio offers measurement systems designed to meet the needs of those who require IEC/ANSI… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductReviewDigitalInterconnectMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, October 11, 2013
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    Daniel Abelson 10/11/13 10:49 AM,
    I don’t typically write about products, mostly because I’m more interested in the human element in sound reinforcement. To me, gear is the lesser part of the equation. Seventy percent of great sound is your contribution; the accumulated skill and experience of the show’s engineers and crew. Manufacturers create great tools for our industry, but I’m convinced that talented, experienced personnel using average gear will deliver consistently better results than average crews using the finest equipment available. However, I do… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductReviewConcertDigitalInterconnectProcessorSignalStage

  • Monday, September 09, 2013
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    Craig Leerman 09/09/13 02:08 PM,
    The Radial Engineering PZ-DI active direct box provides several features that come in very handy if you work with piezo-equipped instruments, and it can also be used in any application where a quality DI is needed. The PZ-DI incorporates a proprietary analog circuit with low-noise FET op-amp, and has a stated frequency response is 20 Hz to 20 kHz with total harmonic distortion less than 0.02 percent. The enclosure has the standard “book-end” shape found with most Radial DI boxes,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogReviewInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStudio



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