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Articles Tagged Technology

  • Tuesday, July 08, 2014
    Karl Winkler 07/08/14 03:11 PM,
    At one time or another, all of us who have sat behind a mixing console at a show are asked “do you know what all those knobs do?” Of course the answer is “yes”—or at least it should be. What they don’t ask is “do you know anything about acoustics?” or “do you have a handle on power and grounding?” because these subjects are not nearly as interesting or obvious to the novice observer. Maybe the real question is along… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionAnalogDigitalEngineerMixerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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    Bruce Main 05/14/14 05:55 PM,
    Several years ago I was managing a touring sound company, and we decided to take a stab at contracting. Because our expertise was in large systems, we focused on big installations like stadiums. In those days, most sports facilities were being designed with 12-channel boards, wimpy amplification and loudspeaker clusters kindly called “flying junkyards.” We perceived a huge gap between what was being offered to the average sports fan and what we were consistently providing to other entertainment patrons at… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerInstallationMicrophoneNetworkingProcessorSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Thursday, March 06, 2014
    Gary Parks 03/06/14 07:18 PM,
    Particularly over the past couple decades, meeting the needs for greater freedom and flexibility in live performance has meant that microphone companies have expended considerable effort designing and building the hardware to deliver the output wirelessly. Virtually every mic manufacturer has its own brand of wireless, and these units make up a significant portion of their microphone sales. Add the ongoing changes in the RF landscape and a voracious demand for spectrum from communications and consumer devices, and the pressure… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductMicrophoneProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    PSW Staff 01/28/14 09:25 AM,
    Universal Audio is proud to announce Unison technology, an audio processing breakthrough that enables the popular Apollo Audio Interfaces’ onboard mic preamps to sound and behave like the world’s most sought-after tube and solid state preamps. More than three years in the making, Unison is an exclusive analog/digital integration system that gives the user continuous, realtime, bi-directional control and interplay between Apollo’s physical hardware and UAD software mic preamp models. With Unison, the Apollo mic preamp’s analog impedance, gain stage… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductManufacturerSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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    Dave Rat 11/12/13 07:12 PM,
    Let me clarify perspectives. On one side we have the perspective of believers, the “anything is possible crowd,” where the sky is not the limit, and whether a concept is repeatable or provable is not nearly as important as the fact that it was written, thought, or spoken. On the other side we have the perspective of skeptics, the self-proclaimed “investigators of verifiable proof ” residing in a world of science, which is based upon identifying dependable and repeatable ideas… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionEducationEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

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    Bobby Owsinski 11/12/13 02:38 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   My buddy Nick Batzdorf (a name that should ring a bell with those of you who read recording magazines) wrote a great piece about the new supercapacitors over at The gist of the article is that the new devices are rapidly revolutionizing energy storage, replacing the traditional chemical battery, which will make a difference in many of the items in our everyday lives, from phones to electric cars. Supercapacitors beat batteries… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogProductStudy HallAmplifierMicrophonePowerProcessorStudioSystem

  • Monday, October 21, 2013
    PSW Staff 10/21/13 08:38 AM,
    Well known for their informative and, frequently, entertaining programs, the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conferences operate under the premise of ‘ideas worth spreading.’ On September 7th, the program TEDxABQ 2013: Be Extraordinary took place at Popejoy Hall on the campus of the University of New Mexico. To help ensure superior audio quality with freedom from cables, Digital Hybrid Wireless microphone technology from Lectrosonics was placed into service. Albuquerque, NM-based Nicholas Taylor, Technical Director of the event production firm On… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMicrophoneWireless

  • Monday, October 14, 2013
    Daniel L. Newman 10/14/13 04:32 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   It’s official: Cloud fever has struck Integratorville. With widespread use of commercial cloud applications like iCloud, Dropbox and Google Apps, it was only a matter of time before the “marketing cool” that is cloud became relevant to the integrator channel. This has left CIs everywhere asking themselves, how do we capitalize on the popularity of cloud? In the commercial integration market, cloud is still primarily just a “marketecture” used by manufacturers, VARs… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessDigitalEthernetSoftwareTechnician

  • Friday, August 30, 2013
    PSW Staff 08/30/13 11:40 AM,
    Elation Professional is making it easy for lighting professionals to get “on board” with the next step in LED technology.  The company has introduced the Cuepix Series, a collection of blinders and strip lights powered by advanced Chip On Board or COB LED technology, known for its higher-density output and superior all-around performance. The Cuepix Series will debut with four models, the Cuepix Panel – 25 x 30-watt COB LED Tri Color RGB matrix blinder; the Cuepix Strip WW –… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductProductionLightingStaging

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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    PSW Staff 06/19/13 10:26 AM,
    Ideally, images shot by a video camera would be reproduced on a display device exactly as it was recorded. Unfortunately, this is very rarely the case, as the technologies of cameras and display devices sometimes have their own nuances that slightly, and sometimes significantly, change the performance of imagery. In such cases, you need tools to correct for these abnormalities. What is Gamma? Gamma is a function to correct nonlinear performance inherent in CRT display devices. The CRT does not… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionFeatureBlogProductionVideo