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  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    Ted Morgan 11/25/14 02:35 PM,
    It’s a Monday afternoon and I get a phone call from a local production company to work a press event the following day at a local race track (local being an hour and half away). I accept the gig and the next day hop on my bike (the motor-driven type) and go to the track, and specifically, the large circus-type tent where the event is being staged. No equipment truck in sight, of course. A quick phone call to my… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureOpinionPollProductionAudioConsolesInterconnectLoudspeakerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

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    PSW Staff 11/25/14 01:21 PM,
    As befits its Nashville location, Belmont University has close ties to the music industry—its Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business (CEMB) is the world’s only AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)-accredited Music Business program as well as the first ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)-accredited Audio Engineering Technology program. Among its numerous activities the school runs four professional-quality recording studios on campus, the historic Quonset Hut Studio, Ocean Way Nashville Studios—and now, the recently renovated… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/25/14 01:01 PM,
    As the quality of the shopping experience becomes an increasing priority in retail, Highstreet Fraser Valley combines an outstanding environment with the latest technology to provide a destination with a fresh new approach. Community loudspeakers play a vital role in creating the atmosphere they created. Located in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, Highstreet is a 600,000 square foot open air shopping center. This three-level center features main street style shopping and dining with one and two story buildings on the upper podium… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • d&b audiotechnik
    PSW Staff 11/25/14 12:51 PM,
    d&b audiotechnik has strengthened its top management by bringing on board Sabina Berloffa as director of marketing. Since August 18, 2014, she has been responsible for global marketing and product management, with the aim of further expanding brand awareness, developing new markets and accelerating the growth of the company. Berloffa is part of the international management team around CEO Amnon Harman. “Sabina has great experience in B2B marketing, brand leadership and product management,” says Harman. “She will take a key… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/25/14 10:13 AM,
    Rado Stefanov, sound mixer for Counting Cars, a spin-off of the popular Pawn Stars program, has taken a unique approach to reality show recording and sound mixing. Instead of using a traditional boom technique, he relies on DPA Microphones’ d:screet 4063 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones for both talent and ambient sound recording. Airing on the History network, Counting Cars chronicles the daily activities of Danny “The Count” Koker and his team at Count’s Kustoms, a car and motorcycle restoration and customization… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/25/14 09:16 AM,
    The University of Sydney in Australia recently unveiled the X-Lab, a 40x20 meter space that houses up to eight classes using advanced live lecture streaming.  Using a multipoint distribution strategy based on a Dante network from Audinate, the IP-based architecture efficiently streams lecture audio to ensure as many as 240 students receive a targeted, immersive, engaging and uninterrupted educational experience. Similar instructional laboratories previously relied on streaming live lectures to radio headsets, which created usability and safety concerns.  The University… View this post
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    Tim Vear 11/25/14 09:03 AM,
    Microphone positioning and technique is largely a matter or personal tastes—usually whatever “sounds right” probably is right. Nevertheless it’s a good idea to remind ourselves of some of the basics for getting there. Following are a few tips that you might consider following when miking musical instruments for sound reinforcement. • Try first to get the instrument to sound good acoustically before miking it. • Use a mic with a frequency response that is limited to the frequency range of… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInstallationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Monday, November 24, 2014
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    Jon Tidey 11/24/14 03:51 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   A multiband compressor is a powerful tool for controlling dynamics. The signal is split into three or more frequency ranges and processed independently. This is different from a standard compressor which operates on the entire frequency range at once. Standard compressors are great, but sometimes you’ll find that with any significant amount of gain reduction you start to get a very dull sound. With multiband compression, each frequency range has an… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerProcessorSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/24/14 03:12 PM,
    Hal Leonard Books has published Mixing and Mastering with ProTools 11 and Producing Music with ProTools 11,both by certified Pro Tools trainer Greg Lorbecki and Avid pro audio specialist Greg “Stryke” Chin. Given Pro Tools 11’s high-tech enhancements in delivery speed, ultra-low latency, inclusion of the Avid Audio Engine, and HD video-editing capability, users need practical guides to get up and running quickly and efficiently. In these focused guide, Lorbecki and Chin unlock the full potential of ProTools 11 as… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConsolesDigitalEducationSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/24/14 02:53 PM,
    Shure Incorporated today announced holiday product rebates on select SM microphones and, for the first time, a rebate offer for the SE215 Sound Isolating Earphones and SE535 Sound Isolating Earphones. Customers who purchase SM57 and SM58 microphones can earn up to $60 back ($10 back on up to six individual microphone purchases). This also includes a special $30 rebate on the DMK57-52 Drum Microphone Kit. For earphone products, customers can save $10 on SE215 models and $50 on SE535 models.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneStudio