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  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013
    PSW Staff 12/17/13 02:23 PM,
    From his base in Los Angeles to venues as far apart as Nashville and Hong Kong, Daniel Ho has taken the traditional music of Hawaii far and wide. The Oahu native has recorded 18 solo albums and produced over 100 albums, in the process winning six GRAMMY Awards as an artist, producer and audio engineer. But Ho’s greatest pleasure is taking Hawaiian music to people, performing it in concerts all over the world. And besides his ukulele, he always travels… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 12/17/13 01:11 PM,
    The success of Prism Sound’s Audio Design Workshop LIVE event at the 51st AES Conference in Helsinki has inspired the company to launch a new, free webinar series - Audio Design Workshop: Bitesize. The Bitesize series delves deeper into the audio engineering and measurement topics already discussed in Prism Sound’s popular Wednesday Webinars series. These free seminars, which are available to download from the Prism Sound website, have already covered a range of technical issues surrounding audio test and measurement… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEducationManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 12/17/13 01:05 PM,
    Closing another record year, Symetrix announces its annual U.S. regional sales representative award winners. Based in Roseville, California and having represented Symetrix for 25 years, The Farm AV earned Rep of the Year, while on the opposite coast venerable Cardone, Solomon, & Associates (CSA) earned Highest Sales Growth. The recently launched, Texas-based Native Media successfully leveraged owner Michael Austin’s decades of industry experience to earn the Symetrix Outstanding Sales Achievement Award. “All of our representatives have done very well for… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsBusinessDigitalInstallationManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 12/17/13 01:02 PM,
    Dayton High School in Springfield, New Jersey, recently completed their new football field with sound reinforcement provided by loudspeakers from One Systems. Scott Hibbard Audio, located in nearby Florham Park, New Jersey, was brought in to design and install the new system. “Jonathan Dayton High School had been renting a near-by high school football field for home games while their new sports complex was under construction,” explains Scott Hibbard, owner of Scott Hibbard Audio. “We had installed One Systems loudspeakers… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, December 16, 2013
    Michael Hill 12/16/13 06:01 PM,
    This article is provided by Sennheiser.   I have traveled on the road for years both in front of the microphone and in a technical capacity, and I have sometimes witnessed a great divide between techs and performers. Oddly, many times the church staff is the guiltiest. Once I was traveling with a group as the tech director, and during the show I would come on stage and sing a song with the band. It was often comical how the… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • monitors
    PSW Staff 12/16/13 03:07 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: How close should I position my “nearfield” monitors? A: Our general rule of thumb: If they’re smaller loudspeakers, put them out about arm’s length away from you, with about that same distance between them (about one meter). They should be pointed in towards your head. Envision an equilateral triangle with one of the points being the tip of your nose, so the on-axis sound kind of crosses right in front of your face. Your results… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioEducationMonitoringStudio

  • full compass
    PSW Staff 12/16/13 02:53 PM,
    Full Compass Systems has announced the addition of Michelle Grabel-Komar as vice president of product planning and procurement, where she will oversee the purchasing, product management, planning and merchandising departments.  Grabel-Komar has more than 20 years of experience in high-volume retail, manufacturing and business operations. She started her career working for Forbes-Meagher Music, a retail musical instrument store with locations in South Central Wisconsin. Grabel-Komar then accepted a position at Full Compass, where she worked as a national sales pro… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsAVBusinessManufacturerSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/16/13 02:15 PM,
    In October 2010, an Alcons LR14 loudspeaker system took its bow at the first performances of Soldaat van Oranje, De Musical (“Soldier of Orange, the Musical”), a huge, technically complex theatrical production based on the book by Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema and the film of the same name. Three years, a thousand performances and over a million audience members later, the Alcons system is still performing flawlessly. Soldaat van Oranje, De Musical is by far the biggest theatrical production ever staged… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/16/13 02:03 PM,
    ADAM Audio USA is pleased to announce that it has named Michael Prager as Director of U.S. Sales. In this new capacity, Michael will be responsible for all sales activity including direct accounts and sales representatives, as well as overseeing the marketing for ADAM’s Professional line. A respected industry expert, Prager has been professionally involved with music and recording technology for over fifteen years, most recently for seven years as Recording Buyer at Guitar Center. Prior to Guitar Center, Michael… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • audio apps
    PSW Staff 12/16/13 02:01 PM,
    Audio Precision has announced a new Android app for testing smartphone audio quality. Serving as an interface between the Android device and one of Audio Precision’s APx audio analyzers, the app allows fast, automated profiling of new phones and tablets for network carriers, repair and refurbishment centers and other people who need to evaluate the audio performance of different models and manufacturers against a common standard.  AP’s Android app has four key features: • Route audio through various analog signal… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductAVMeasurementSoftware

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