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  • Tuesday, March 06, 2012
    qsc
    Gerry Tschetter 03/06/12 01:15 PM,
    The terms +/-3 dB and -6 dB are frequently (and erroneously) used interchangeably to characterize the frequency response of a loudspeaker system. This has led to understandable confusion among consumers who may believe that a +/-3 dB specification is more rigorous than a -6 dB specification. The purpose of this document is to explain the meaning of both specifications as they are commonly used (or misused) in pro audio today, and to provide a basis for comparing loudspeakers with differing… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurement

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    PSW Staff 03/06/12 11:40 AM,
    The Detroit Auto Show or, more formally, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), is the crown jewel of car exhibitions in the U.S. This year’s edition featured the debuts of 53 new models, plus a wide range of concept cars and special events. The stakes are highest at the show’s all-important press conferences, so the event producers call in trusted providers like On Stage Audio (OSA), Creative Technologies, Digital Black, and Eighth Day Sound to ensure that everything goes… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWirelessAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/06/12 11:08 AM,
    Soundcraft will continue its “Mixing With Professionals” seminar series in March with stops in Nashville and Atlanta, both featuring Kenneth H. Williams who, in addition to currently serving as front of house engineer and production manager for Erykah Badu, has worked with numerous artists including Estelle, Raheem DeVaughn, Corbin Bleu, LL Cool J, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, and the Goo Goo Dolls. A longtime user of the Soundcraft Vi6 digital console, Williams will present two half-day seminars on how to… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessConsolesEducationManufacturerAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/06/12 11:04 AM,
    For years, Los Angeles’ iconic rock radio station, KROQ, mused about creating their own intimate, in-studio listening space complete with a stage, studio lighting and amazing sound for their listeners. Recently they cleared out some cubicles and the sales office space-turned-nightclub—dubbed the Red Bull Sound Space—became a reality. With A-list band bookings, from inaugural shows with New Found Glory and Coldplay last fall, to subsequent shows with Angels & Airwaves, The Fray, Carmen, Falling in Reverse, Naked and Famous and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalRemoteStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/06/12 10:57 AM,
    Royer Labs is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Parker to the newly created position of Director of Sales.  With a background that encompasses sales management, marketing, strategic market development, artist relations, and retail aspects of professional audio and MI, Parker’s experience makes him an ideal choice for his new position with the company. He is stationed at Royer’s corporate headquarters in Burbank and commenced work in January 2012. As Royer Labs’ new Director of Sales, Parker oversees a… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessManufacturerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/06/12 10:32 AM,
    The M/S Rosella, one of seven cruise ships in the Viking Line, recently renovated their night club with RCF TT++ line arrays. Because the renovation included expanding the room vertically to a height of two stories, Jouni Sironen, the AV Manager of Viking Line, was looking for a new sound reinforcement system. The system would need to support the varied live music and entertainment that the cruise line offers guests on each cruise while also providing even coverage to the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/06/12 10:00 AM,
    When the Latin music world gathered to honor its biggest and brightest stars for the 24th annual “Premio Lo Nuestro” Music Awards this year at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was backstage coordinating wireless operations and working to resolve any possible interference issues during the gala. Presented by television network Univision, “Premio Lo Nuestro” honors the year’s best Latin music. The awards show, which first aired in 1989, features famous Latino actors, musicians and show… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 03/06/12 09:00 AM,
    Hosa Technology, the distributor of Goby Labs instrument care and accessory products, is pleased to announce the introduction of a new product line by Goby Labs: stands for musicians. Incorporating ‘ruggedized’ metal construction designed for years of use, Goby Labs’ new product line includes two microphone stands, a keyboard stand, two guitar stands, and a Tablet Frame for iPad—all designed to aid musicians with everyday performing and rehearsal tasks. World-class design and superior build quality are hallmarks of the new… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/06/12 08:30 AM,
    When Seth Powell, owner and engineer of SoundCheck Republic Recording Studio, enlisted the services of Dominick Campana, owner of Pro Sound Associates, to partner with him on the design of his newly relocated facility, Campana turned to Auralex Acoustics for the studio’s sound treatment needs.  A range of Auralex products were utilized, both in the construction phase as well as for post-construction wall treatments. To ensure maximum isolation, Auralex’s SheetBlok Sound Isolation Barrier, RC-8 Resilient Channel and U-Boat Floor Floaters… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollInstallationSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • Monday, March 05, 2012
    berklee music
    PSW Staff 03/05/12 04:04 PM,
    Berkleemusic.com, the online school of Berklee College of Music, is debuting the new course “Microphone Techniques” for the upcoming spring term, beginning April 2, 2012. In the course, students will develop a general strategy for a recording session based upon a desired production style, and learn to execute a moderately complex recording session with multiple simultaneous performers. Effective microphone techniques resulted in some of the most iconic music ever committed to tape. Consider Phil Spector’s signature “Wall of Sound,” which… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollTrainingEducationMicrophoneStudioAudio