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  • Wednesday, February 08, 2012
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    PSW Staff 02/08/12 12:11 PM,
    The Indiana Department of Labor today cited concert and event production company Mid-America Sound Corp. of Greenfield, IN with three safety violations in the collapse of an outdoor stage at the Indiana State Fair last August just prior to a show by the country band Sugarland. Seven people died and 58 were injured after the stage collapsed when a gust of wind toppled equipment that hung over the stage. CBS News also reports that Mid-America Sound Corp. has been issued… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsBlogBusinessSound ReinforcementAudio

  • allen & heath
    PSW Staff 02/08/12 10:17 AM,
    The reopened Islington Assembly Hall in London has selected an Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system, comprising iDR-48 and iDR-32 MixRacks with two iLive-T112 Control Surfaces, to manage both front of house and monitors. Originally opened in 1930, the fully refurbished 800-capacity Hall was reopened in 2010 having fallen into disuse for nearly 30 years. The venue now hosts a busy rota of live music, as well as a vast range of events from conferences and parties to vintage… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalInstallationSound Reinforcement

  • tannoy
    PSW Staff 02/08/12 07:32 AM,
    Tannoy has introduced the VLS Series passive column array loudspeakers offering a balance of performance and cost, when active beam-steering may neither be required nor affordable. The VLS Series is the first Tannoy product to incorporate FAST (Focused Asymmetrical Shaping Technology), which delivers unique acoustic performance benefits. Central to this is its asymmetrical vertical dispersion, gently shaping the acoustic coverage towards the lower quadrant of the vertical axis. By the nature of a typical application, an “ideal” column loudspeaker should… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • daw
    Rob Schlette 02/08/12 07:18 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Multitrack DAW recordings are dependent on a complex system of primary and secondary technologies. As discussed in An Introduction to Archiving Music Recordings, each of these technologies represents an obstacle to the long-term viability of a multitrack archive. Simply put, if the various software and hardware products you’re using today aren’t going to be around in their current versions for the useful life of the sound recordings you’re creating (i.e.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • microphones
    PSW Staff 02/08/12 06:41 AM,
    Hosa Technology has announced that the new Mogan Elite omni earset microphone, the newest addition to the Mogan brand of subminiature microphones, is now shipping. The Mogan Elite earset mic is outfitted with a moisture-resistant, 2.5 mm omni-directional capsule with -45 dB nominal sensitivity that is designed to be positioned farther from the user’s mouth. Delivering full-frequency audio performance (20 Hz – 20 kHz) and high gain before feedback, this microphone provides a natural, resonant sound quality. The new mic… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • metric halo
    PSW Staff 02/08/12 06:27 AM,
    For more than three decades, Matthew Noble has been at the forefront of pop music as a session guitarist, programmer, songwriter, engineer, and producer, with an engineering client list that includes Rihanna, Diana King, Southside Johnny, and Rod Stewart, among many. These days, he performs most of his work out of the Loft Studios in Bronxville, NY and in the newly renovated Riverworks Recording in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Recent work with the musical Big River and gospel artist Rell Holland… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftware

  • Tuesday, February 07, 2012
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    PSW Staff 02/07/12 02:04 PM,
    Orange County’s 40-year-old Galaxy Theatre changed ownership back in August and has now undergone a significant metamorphosis into two separate live performance spaces: the intimate 350-capacity Constellation Room and much larger Observatory, which can accommodate an audience of over 1,000. One of the primary improvements made to the venue in the process was the installation of L-Acoustics KARAi line source arrays provided by Certified Provider Rat Sound Systems of Camarillo, California. Jon Reiser, along with business partner Courtney Michaelis and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollInstallationLine ArraySound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 02/07/12 01:56 PM,
    Revolabs has announced that the company’s Windows-based HD Control Panel software has been enhanced to support the entire HD line of wireless microphone systems, bringing the monitoring and configuration tools found on the Executive HD to the HD Single/Dual Channel and the HD Venue systems. In addition, based upon customer feedback, Revolabs has created several new features for the HD line, including a DIP switch display, mute groups for Executive HD systems, and an expanded control system API. With the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneSoftwareWireless

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    PSW Staff 02/07/12 11:55 AM,
    The new Fishman Triple Play Wireless Guitar Controller combines guitar with any virtual instrument or hardware synthesizer to access a wide range of instruments, samples and sounds on stage to expand the depth and impact of live performances. Triple Play comes with a wireless controller, hexaphonic pickup, and wireless USB receiver. The controller and included software works with industry standard DAWs and vitual instruments and installs quickly on any electric guitar. The system can be easily removed from the guitar… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductInterconnectProcessorSignalStage

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    PSW Staff 02/07/12 10:36 AM,
    QSC Audio Products has announced the addition of two new members to its professional team, with the appointments of Joe Peavey to the position of product manager, software and Steve Spittle to the position of business development manager. Peavey will be working with the Q-Sys team to identify and define improvements and additions to Q-Sys software functionality as well as providing high-level technical support. He has a lengthy background in the installed sound market by his work with the family… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerAudio