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  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    PSW Staff 05/15/13 10:21 AM,
    A new studio in Italy features a 16-channel API 1608 as the main attraction for a one-of-a-kind studio experience. INDIEHUB, located in Milan, is a “co-working” facility with a primary focus on creating music. Here, engineers, producers and musicians can rent space using either their own equipment (such as a laptop, audio interface, etc.) or supplied equipment and the recently installed 1608. It all started with the idea that people in the music industry should have access to quality equipment… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/15/13 10:11 AM,
    In 1999, singer Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto, then a public school teacher, were inspired to start a public high school for young artists and envisioned a school that would integrate the arts with rigorous academics, require a commitment to community service, and help students cultivate a lifelong love of, and dedication to, their artistic passions and crafts. With assistance from the New York City Department of Education and the not-for-profit Exploring the Arts (ETA) who assisted in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEducationInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 05/15/13 09:59 AM,
    Chuck Davies, founder and CEO of the ADJ Group, announced that Toby Velazquez has been named president of ADJ, Elation and Acclaim Lighting. Velazquez, who joined the company shortly after it was started in 1985, has served the ADJ Group in a wide variety of capacities and has made critical contributions to its growth from a small business serving the mobile DJ market to an international leader in the lighting industry. “Toby has been a key part of our company… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingRiggingStagingBusiness

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    PSW Staff 05/15/13 09:48 AM,
    LOUD Technologies (“LOUD”) and POLARaudio Limited today announced a distribution agreement whereby POLARaudio will serve as the distributor for the Ampeg and Mackie brands in the UK and Ireland, commencing June 1st 2013. “Together, the Mackie & Ampeg brands have over sixty years of history in the UK and Ireland markets with one of the industry’s most loyal dealer and user bases,” explained Tony Williams, Director of Sales, EMEA. “POLARaudio will build on this success by delivering improved local stock… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsBusinessInstallationManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013
    Pat Brown 05/14/13 03:06 PM,
    The procedure often followed for equalizing a loudspeaker is to place the measurement microphone on-axis and adjust for the flattest frequency response. This often involves boosting some filters when the axial response over a range of frequencies is lower than the average. Those that are opposed to the use of boost filters may choose to arrive at the same resultant response by reducing (cutting) parts of the response to the lowest common denominator. This results in the same electrical curve,… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 05/14/13 12:11 PM,
    For The Beach Boys’ 50th Anniversary world tour and continuing engagements, the band has chosen the M80 dynamic microphone from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik in the new “Woody” faux oak finish.  The first 15 mics off the handmade assembly line went out on the 50th Anniversary world tour and were signed by the band to raise funds for their favorite charity, The Surfrider Foundation.  Additional “Woody” mics are still on the road for continuing Beach Boys engagements. TELEFUNKEN’s artist liaison Jason Scheuner… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 05/14/13 12:01 PM,
    ​Dutch PA company, SoundWorks, supplied 28 Allen & Heath ME-1 personal monitor mixers for iconic singer, Lee Towers, who recently hosted concerts over several nights at the New Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam. ​Monitor engineer, Jens Koolwijk, managed audio design on the project, and tested several personal monitor systems before selecting ME. van Koolwijk commented: “The decision was an easy one - ME just works like clockwork! There’s no hassle, it’s easy to set up, and the audio quality is sublime.”… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 05/14/13 11:50 AM,
    All hours night clubs, warm summer evenings, and long Adriatic beaches are a potent combination, throw in high octane musical entertainment and the cake is baked. The Noa Beach Club at Zrće on the island of Pag is just such a place. Owners Ivan Jokić and Zlatko Balaško have worked hard to make the club stand out amongst the many others clamoring for attention along the northern Croatian coastline. “Noa is quite young, 2013 is our third year. What we… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 05/14/13 11:42 AM,
    Premier Mounts is pleased to announce they are a recipient of an International Digital Signage Award (DOOHDAS) in the Manufacturer category for the Diesel retail digital signage installation completed with YCD Multimedia. Creating an interactive shopping experience to engage customers and promote the brand’s message, Diesel had a large 2x3 video wall with 46 in. high definition NEC displays installed at their flagship store in NYC with a unique, uncommon combination of Premier Mounts’ products for digital signage, including the… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionVideoInstallation

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    PSW Staff 05/14/13 11:33 AM,
    Luminica Gdl of Guadalajara, Mexico, was one of the first rental companies in Mexico and Latin America to invest in Martin Professional’s MAC Viper Profile and had the fixtures out on one of the Carnival season’s more festive events in February, Carnaval Mazatlan. Lighting designer Luis Ernesto Armenta Jiménez has used Martin products since he started in the industry as a programmer and incorporated the new 1000 W Martin fixtures into his lighting design for the festival. “I chose to… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStage