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  • Monday, January 23, 2012
    Pat Brown 01/23/12 01:15 PM,
    It is difficult to describe how something sounds. The terms are vague and subjective, and often have different meanings to different people. Sound is meant for listening, and the listening process is the most power diagnostic tool for the audio technician. Measurement systems yield lots of data, but it can be difficult to interpret. It makes perfect sense to combine the hearing process with the measurement process, allowing the benefits of each to be exploited. The process of convolution allows… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollMeasurementSound Reinforcement

  • middle atlantic
    PSW Staff 01/23/12 01:05 PM,
    Middle Atlantic Products has appointed industry veteran Dan Tarkoff as vice president of sales, a new position. He will lead the U.S. sales team and provide dedicated support for the continuing evolution of the company as it forms the basis of the Commercial AV Division of Legrand.  Tarkoff brings extensive experience in both the residential and commercial segments of A/V and strong analytical skills to this new assignment. He joined Legrand in May 1999 and has held various roles of… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessInstallationAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/23/12 12:30 PM,
    Audio-Technica unveiled the new AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone at Winter NAMM 2012. Ideal for recording instruments and vocals, this handheld dynamic microphone has both USB and XLR connections, enabling its use either with a computer or with a P.A. system. Its durable metal construction provides long-lasting performance. Its low-mass diaphragm and smooth, extended frequency response make the microphone ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover and live performance use. The AT2005USB features a convenient headphone output… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollMicrophoneStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/23/12 11:45 AM,
    Up to 10 musicians can simultaneously control their StudioLive monitor mixes using an iPhone or iPod touch and Presonus’ free QMix app. QMix builds on PreSonus’ original Virtual StudioLive (VSL), which provides bidirectional computer control of PreSonus StudioLive-series mixers via FireWire. Next came StudioLive Remote for iPad, which provides wireless control of StudioLive mixers. “SL Remote is very useful for the front-of-house engineer but it’s overkill for onstage performers, and the cost of iPads can add up. That’s why we… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertDigitalMonitoringSoftwareAudio

  • yamaha
    PSW Staff 01/23/12 11:17 AM,
    New Hope Baptist Church in Atlantic City, which offers contemporary-style worship services in a sanctuary that seats 250, called upon ACIR Professional (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) for new main loudspeakers as well as their installation. ACIR recommended Yamaha DSR112CA self-powered loudspeakers, to be joined later this year by Yamaha DSR118s subwoofers. Bobby Harper of ACIR notes that size, weight, price, and especially sonic performance were the deciding factors in selecting the dual DSR loudspeakers that are flown above the front… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • audinate
    PSW Staff 01/23/12 11:08 AM,
    Audinate has announced Dave Anderson as the company’s new director of sales. Anderson brings a successful record of sales leadership in the professional audio and video industries to the position. During 18 years with Avid, he held various sales roles, helping to establish professional audio, video, storage, and asset management technology products in the marketplace. “I’m thrilled to be joining Audinate.” Anderson says. “Audinate is well positioned for significant growth as customers recognize Dante as the market leading solution for… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessInterconnectManufacturerNetworkingAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/23/12 11:00 AM,
    Alesis has introduced the Q61, QX61 and QX25 USB MIDI keyboard controllers. Alesis unveiled the trio of new controllers at the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The Q-series USB MIDI controllers are the no-nonsense way to add expressive MIDI control to any production or performance. Each controller features USB MIDI for easy connection to Mac, PC, iOS devices* and traditional MIDI hardware modules, samplers and synthesizers. The Q61 is a 61-note keyboard controller that works with virtually any music… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertDigitalManufacturerSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 01/23/12 10:15 AM,
    Harman Professional has introduced Crown HiQnet Band Manager which provides audio professionals, musicians and enthusiasts with advanced system set up and design capabilities coupled with a highly intuitive user interface, According to Andy Flint, Business Segment Manager Portable PA, Crown Audio, the introduction will make DJs, engineers and audio rental professionals more efficient and effective at their job and will enable musicians, venue owners and managers to enjoy better performance — and better value — from their systems investment. “If… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertDigitalSoftwareSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/23/12 09:30 AM,
    The latest addition to the successful line of AKG WMS 40 MINI series now features a dual channel receiver.  The AKG WMS 40 MINI 2 Dual wireless system, launched at Winter NAMM, offers high-definition audio performance, with efficient body pack and cardioid mic transmitters, ensuring advanced, reliable and quality sound for performances. The WMS 40 MINI 2 Dual Package is available in three sets – the Vocal, Instrumental and Mix sets.  The Vocal set features two HT 40 MINI dynamic… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSystemWirelessAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/23/12 09:30 AM,
    Music Group announces the release of the S16 Digital Snake I/O interface featuring Klark Teknik SuperMac Technology.  Although the S16 was initially designed for use with the flagship X32 and X16 digital consoles, any mixing board with AES50 networking capability can tap into the S16’s powerful feature set.  The S16 provides 16 fully programmable, remotely controllable high-end mic preamps plus 8 analog, balanced XLR returns at the stage end and connects to the FOH via a single CAT5 cable without… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertDigitalInterconnectSound ReinforcementAudio