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  • Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    PSW Staff 10/01/14 11:17 AM,
    After earning a degree in classical guitar and finding that the world does not value classical guitarists as it should, Maurizio Argentieri retooled his education and fueled his passion for sound on the other side of the microphone. After a very educational three-year gig as the on-location sound mixer for a small documentary crew that filmed Greenpeace activities around the world he “dreamed of recording sound for movies.” Twenty years later, it’s clear that his dream became a reality. Argentieri… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalRemoteStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/01/14 11:03 AM,
    For too many years, football fans and supporters of Roswell Independent Schools in Roswell, New Mexico suffered the poor performance of small paging horns that squawked announcements no one could understand and that emitted music no one could feel. When money finally became available to make improvements, the school hired local firm J&G Electric to oversee the project. Relatively new to the pro audio market, Mike McClain of J&G Electric made a thorough search of possible options that would resolve… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 10/01/14 10:48 AM,
    Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. is heading to Chicago with the Application Edition for Sound Reinforcement/Live Sound training – part of the company’s ever-popular Audioversity program. The learning experience will be held November 3-5, 2014. Yamaha has reformatted the program for a limited time. It will be held for three days and consist of three tracks, with each day focusing on a specific subject. Attendees will be eligible to receive CTS credits for each of the three-day sessions. The Mixing… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConsolesDigitalEducationSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 10/01/14 10:41 AM,
    The new Series Protection and 2-Stage compact surge devices from Middle Atlantic Products feature reduced size, rapid response time and comprehensive surge protection. The new Series Protection system is engineered with non-sacrificial and non-degrading protection to ensure system reliability by effectively absorbing surges without contaminating the system ground. It safeguards against both under and over voltage events with automatic recovery that does not require a hard reset after a surge event, minimizing system downtime. The new MOV protected 2-Stage unit… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationPower

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    PSW Staff 10/01/14 10:31 AM,
    As a fundraiser for the Thurgood Marshall School music program in San Francisco, The Beatles tribute band Glimr staged a private concert and video shoot at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The venue is where The Beatles held their final concert in 1969, and is slated for demolition. Staging, sound and video production was provided by the Tracy, California-based Trinity Productions. According to Trinity owner John Moore, the RCF TTL11-A active column array was chosen for the event, “due… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 10/01/14 09:58 AM,
    With the opening of a thoroughly refurbished 1907-vintage Union Garage Building facility, the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) in Pasadena, California, wanted to provide its students with a state-of-the-art live performance environment. The school’s recent expansion includes new programs and majors for students, new celebrity faculty, and an exclusive “Let’s Talk Music Series,” which provides students with on-on-one access to top professional musicians. With ongoing performances from students, faculty, and alumni, the college needed a modern performance, rehearsal and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessConcertEducationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    Bobby Owsinski 10/01/14 07:10 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Anyone who reads me regularly knows how much I love, admire and respect great drummers. My good buddy Brian MacLeod certainly falls into this category, having been the pulse behind recordings of Sheryl Crowe, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Seal, Ziggy Marley and many more. I remember the first time I heard Crow’s “All I Wanna Do” at a party as it was climbing the charts, and the only thing I could think about… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    PSW Staff 09/30/14 09:47 AM,
    Pro audio brand Aphex has announced that it has moved the company to Salt Lake City, in order to increase operational efficiencies by being closer to parent company DWV Entertainment and the core Aphex creative and engineering teams. The move, completed this month, includes opening a new Aphex warehouse in Utah to complement existing manufacturing and shipping facilities in California. Aphex Chairman David Wiener stated, “Aphex has been making big changes in recent months to take advantage of growth opportunities… View this post
    Filed in: AVRecordingNewsBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 09/30/14 09:41 AM,
    In 2012, Wisseloord Studios reopened in a large media complex area outside of Amsterdam as a state-of-the-art recording and mixing facility. Among the many upgrades made to the studios, one was to add an Aviom A360 personal mixing system with the help of Aviom Benelux distributor, Amptec. The studios originally opened in 1978 when accomplished recording and mix engineer Ronald Prent was an assistant. He recently returned to the studios as a partner and set about getting the funding to… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessMonitoringStudio

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    PSW Staff 09/30/14 09:24 AM,
    With more than 10 million people passing through its gates every year, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is often the first and last live music venue visitors to the city of Austin, Texas see and hear. The audio is powered by a Mackie DLM system installed at the main terminal’s Asleep At the Wheel Stage at the Ray Benson Roadhouse. “There has been music here in the airport since it opened 15 years ago,” explains Michael Pennock, who oversees the music and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLoudspeakerMicrophoneMixerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer