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  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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    Jeff MacKay 11/20/13 05:58 PM,
    The story of Clair Brothers starts in 1954, when a grocer decided to purchase a PA system as a Christmas gift for his two sons, Gene and Roy Clair. “He had no knowledge of electronics or anything!” exclaims Roy in referring to the extremely unusual present. “I like to think my father was ‘Clair’-voyent in choosing this as a gift.” The two brothers enjoyed using their PA to provide sound reinforcement for local dances, Easter egg hunts, and other events.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioBusinessConcertManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/20/13 02:45 PM,
    Crawford, VA-based audio production company Southard Audio has provided a Turbosound Flex Array PA system for the Rockingham County Fair, held at the Harrisonburg, Virginia, Fairgrounds in August. The County Fair has been delighting families with traditional fun and entertainment since 1949, with spectaculars ranging from motocross and professional bull riding to demolition derbies, truck and tractor pulls… and of course top quality, award-winning country music. Production managers Jason Misterka and Mike Southard report that country music stars Eastin Corbin,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 11/20/13 02:38 PM,
    Cambridge Corn Exchange has been a well-known landmark on the UK touring circuit for many years and the scene of numerous memorable performances. Originally opened in 1875, utilizing a quarter of a million local bricks of various different colors, its first concert was staged by the Coldstream Guards and a local choral society. As well as being used for corn trading, it was also popular throughout the 20th century as an event space and hosted its first Motor Show in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 11/20/13 02:20 PM,
    IOSONO is pleased to announce the release of Anymix Pro AAX. The successful surround mixing plug-in is now supporting Avid’s new AAX Native Format, ensuring a smooth workflow with new time-saving features for users of Avid’s popular digital audio workstation Pro Tools 11. Anymix Pro AAX now also features support for Avid control surfaces via EUCON (System 5 series), Avid C|24 and ICON. The update also includes new automatable parameters and shortcuts for a better workflow. “We have received great… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/20/13 02:02 PM,
    When Russian émigré Max Asnas opened his modest Manhattan delicatessen in 1937, few would have imagined that the Stage Deli would become one of the city’s gastronomic legends. During its 75 year history, the Stage was a regular haunt for celebrities, athletes, politicians, and millions of regular folks craving a taste of New York.  When the Stage closed its doors for good in December of 2012, the new owners were determined to create an establishment worthy of the hallowed space.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/20/13 01:44 PM,
    Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) recently sold two Focusrite Red 1 500 Series Mic Pre’s to Germano Studios, one of the world’s premier recording facilities. These are among the first Red 1 units to be purchased since they recently began shipping. The acquisition of what is considered by many discriminating ears to be among the finest microphone preamplifiers ever designed will help support Germano Studios as a leader in bridging cutting-edge technology and classic analog sound. The sale to studio… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerMicrophoneProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/20/13 01:31 PM,
    Jason Hook, lead guitarist for heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch, is currently using KRK Systems’ VXT8 monitors and 12sHO sub in his home studio, where he holds the additional roles of record producer, songwriter and solo artist. The skilled musician relied on his hard work and life experiences to record the band’s latest album, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2, at the fully equipped recording studio that he literally gets to… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsLoudspeakerStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/20/13 01:22 PM,
    The new PMP Series compact powered mixers offer three features you won’t find on competing models: Behringer’s ULM 2.4 GHz “wireless-ready” operation, high-end Klark Teknik digital Multi-FX Processors and Behringer’s patented FBQ Feedback Detection System. Designed to satisfy the requirements of a wide range of customers and applications, the four unique models provide input configurations ranging from 5 – 12 channels — and come in at half the depth and weight of most conventional designs. With 500-Watt Class-D power and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsConcertMixerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/20/13 12:50 PM,
    She sees dead people, and for Theresa Caputo, communicating with them is her life. While there are those who dispute her abilities, Caputo’s gift has propelled her to fame - thanks in no small part to her show, the Long Island Medium (now in its fifth season), which airs on The Learning Channel (TLC). Caputo has taken her gift live to the stage with Theresa Caputo LIVE The Experience.  Theresa is able to connect with her audience by being right… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMicrophoneWireless

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    Jon Tidey 11/19/13 07:01 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   A while ago James commented on the podcast and asked for a segment explaining some of the metering tools we have available in DAW. If you follow the podcast you may have already heard this info. Before we get into the DAW let’s briefly go over the way analog equipment is calibrated. VU Mic preamps, converters, hardware effect processors are all designed to work optimally at 0 VU. They can usually… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsMeasurementStudio

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