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  • Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    PSW Staff 10/29/13 08:18 AM,
    Gov’t Mule’s new album “Shout!” is the tenth studio album from the acclaimed power blues group, and a departure from all their previous releases. Their first album for Blue Note Records is a double-album—one set collecting 11 new tracks, and the other featuring an all-star line-up of artists interpreting those songs. The album features guest appearances from Ben Harper, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Jim James, Grace Potter, Toots Hibbert, Glenn Hughes, Ty Taylor, Dave Matthews, Myles Kennedy, and Steve Winwood.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMicrophoneStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/29/13 08:07 AM,
    Hal Leonard Corporation has signed a deal to exclusively distribute Griffin Technology music products and accessories to the MI trade in the United States and Canada starting November 1, 2013. Hal Leonard Senior Sales & Marketing Manager Brad Smith reached the agreement with Andrew Biddle, audio product manager at Griffin. Founded on inventor and innovator Paul Griffin’s kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology has evolved into one of the world’s foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile and personal technology.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessManufacturerStudio

  • Monday, October 28, 2013
    PSW Staff 10/28/13 01:25 PM,
    When the new school year started at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), the 600-student community started classes with a dramatically new on-campus theater. Supporting the school’s visual and performing arts training curriculums, the premier public arts high school turned the top level of its building into a state-of-the-art black box theater. Used for classes, performances, and, at times, a gallery space, the new facility features detailed lighting and an intricate microphone design to accommodate the day-to-day… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessConcertEducationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 10/28/13 01:04 PM,
    Production Company Snapped on the River Music recently invested in a Soundcraft Si Expression 1 console for use in the company’s support of live music productions. Joe Michaels, President of Snapped on the River Music, is a seasoned veteran in FOH and live production, and naturally sought a device that could mirror his decades of experience. The Soundcraft Si Expression 1 is a versatile board that combines power and performance with a compact form factor. “I record the majority of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 10/28/13 12:59 PM,
    Home of the San Luis Obispo Symphony, the 1,289-seat Christopher Cohan Center has recently installed a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. Featuring a retractable active acoustic canopy formed by 40 miniature loudspeakers, the Constellation system provides an environment that helps musicians hear each other better and hence improve their sense of ensemble. “The orchestra plays on a thrust stage in front of the proscenium, under a very high ceiling,” explains Fred Vogler, principal sound designer at Sonitus, a Los Angeles-based… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertDigitalInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 10/28/13 12:52 PM,
    Harman Professional today announced the latest update to its patented live sound system configuration and control application software, JBL HiQnet Performance Manager. Version 1.6 features improved group muting controls and a new library cleanup tool, along with several other updates including the ability to save files with EQ in Line Array Calculator Tapering/Shading mode and open them in multiple arrays. JBL HiQnet Performance Manager offers reduced design time, simplified networking, and automated control interface configuration in a true workflow-based user… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductInstallationLoudspeakerSoftwareSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 10/28/13 12:34 PM,
    The W is a popular luxury stopover in our nation’s capital located next door to the White House on 15th Street in the heart of W Washington D.C. The hotel was remodeled in 2009 and designed with contemporary interiors and color schemes that combined seamlessly with the original beaux-arts exterior, which was carefully preserved. CTSI (Corbett Technology Solutions, Inc.) a leading area integrator based in Chantilly, VA, was originally brought in to work on the hotel’s Crestron lighting. After they… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 10/28/13 12:25 PM,
    The Earthworks 521 ZDT Preamps for 500 series racks are now in stock and shipping. Based on the ZDT Preamp technology designed by David Blackmer, the Earthworks 521 brings the exacting standards of the ZDT Zero Distortion Preamplifiers to the convenient 500 series format, providing a amplification option to the 500 series rack. “Earthworks is continually developing precision audio products that elevate the audio chain,” says Heidi Blackmer Robichaud, President/CEO of Earthworks.  “We are thrilled to introduce the new 521… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Friday, October 25, 2013
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    Chris Huff 10/25/13 04:41 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Here are 25 simple yes/no questions you can use to score your performance the next time you’re behind the mixer. I could easily come up with another 75, but these cover the basics.  A scorecard is a great way to establish a baseline for where you are and where you can improve. Are you up for the challenge? Simply add up which questions you answered “yes” to and see where you… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEducationEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    Garth Powell 10/25/13 04:23 PM,
    Do I really need an AC (alternating current) power conditioner or regulator? Isn’t my surge protector enough? Two of the most commonly asked questions regarding power, for sure. Answers, in part, come from an understanding of modern-day realities. AC power is far noisier and contaminated than at any time since its inception. This is due not only to an increased population taxing utility lines, but also because of the proliferation of computers and microprocessors. These devices typically run on switching… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectPowerSystem

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