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  • Monday, March 12, 2012
    Greg DeTogne 03/12/12 01:40 PM,
    “If you want to make a million in audio,” Ryan Jenkins asks, “you know how you do it? Start with two million. I say that tongue-in-cheek, of course, but there is an air of truth to that statement. You can spend yourself into oblivion easily in this business. That’s not my model.” Jenkins is the owner and founder of Arizona Concert Sound Solutions, “a company smaller than the name,” he says of his Phoenix-based dispensary of high-quality audio for small… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollBusinessConcertConsolesSound Reinforcement

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    Gary Zandstra 03/12/12 12:14 PM,
    On typical Sunday mornings, we have about 35 minutes to clear the traditional service off the stage, set up the contemporary service, and then have the band do a final run-through of the music package.  We’ve worked out a pretty smooth approach to these transitions - most weeks it works well, with the sound check/rehearsal complete by about 15 minutes ahead of the start of the contemporary service. On recent Sunday morning, however, things weren’t quite so typical. The worship… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConcertEducationStage

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    PSW Staff 03/12/12 10:45 AM,
    Academy and Grammy Award winning composer, musician and producer Trent Reznor, founder of the group Nine Inch Nails (NIN), has upgraded his private studio with a Solid State Logic Duality SE console. Reznor chose the Duality on advice from producer/engineer Alan Moulder while they were mixing the soundtrack for the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. They used the Duality to complete mixing the tracks that Trent composed with Atticus Ross, as well as the soundtrack’s two cover songs.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConcertDigitalStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/12/12 10:39 AM,
    Altinex is pleased to announce the availability of the TNP128 and TNP128C (custom) Interconnect Boxes, the latest additions to the ever-expanding line of Tilt ‘N Plug interconnect offerings. Available in both standard and custom configurations, the TNP128 and TNP128C interconnect boxes offer convenient, one touch access to a variety of video, audio, computer, network, and power connections—making the tabletop connection point attractive for any boardroom or conference room table. As an easy-to-use tabletop connection device, the Altinex TNP128 is a… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsPollAVInstallationSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/12/12 10:17 AM,
    Get more of the latest news from the 2012 PL+S show.   In its first international showcase, Martin Audio recently unveiled the new MLA Compact Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array at the storied HMV Apollo Hammersmith theatre in West London for a gathering that included the company’s global distributor network and members of the pro audio media. The feedback received over the two-day, four-session event was highly positive. In his opening speech, Martin Audio managing director Anthony Taylor referred to the 900… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 03/12/12 09:40 AM,
    CTS Audio, based in Franklin, Tennessee, specializes in live and installed sound, mobile staging and sales, with a strong focus on tour sound for Christian performers and in designing systems for houses of worship. JBL Professional VerTec line arrays and Crown Audio I-Tech HD and XTi Series amps are the backbone of the company’s live sound rigs. The adoption of JBL HiQnet Performance Manager audio system design software has made CTS Audio’s job much easier on the last few tours.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAmplifierLoudspeakerManufacturerProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/12/12 09:13 AM,
    Pro Sound Alliance (Troy, New York) a division of Live Sound, Inc., recently provided a paging system to deliver both routine and safety-related information for the Yaphank Correction Facility (YCF) on Long Island, New York. The three-tiered redundant system is centered on the (figuratively) bulletproof Ashly Pema powered processor.  The new $133-million building will house 650 inmates in six “pods” when it is finally commissioned for operation in the spring of 2012. Beyond the pods, common areas, food preparation quarters,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollInstallationProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/12/12 08:44 AM,
    Alfred Music Publishing, has released Alfred’s Teach Yourself Studio One, Version 2.0, a book and DVD resource guide that teaches everything needed to know to get started using Studio One right away. Created for users ranging from the absolute beginner to the experienced user in need of a reference guide, Alfred’s Teach Yourself Studio One, Version 2.0 is a user-friendly multimedia resource to the widely popular cross-platform DAW. Completely updated for version 2.0, the book and DVD will teach you… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollBusinessDigitalEducationStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/12/12 08:37 AM,
    Brussels-based Studio La Buanderie has recently installed a 16-channel API 1608 – a console that its owner and engineer, Pieter Apers, calls, “the holy grail in recording.” Apers purchased the fully-analog console through API dealer Amptec, who is credited with quickly bringing multiple 1608 consoles into Belgium. “I have always been an audio enthusiast, so I have known about API for a very long time,” said Apers. “But when I was choosing a console for my studio, I considered a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesEngineerStudioAudio

  • Friday, March 09, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/09/12 10:15 PM,
    Original music and audio post production house Earhole Studios in Chicago has installed a Genelec 5.1 Active DSP Monitoring System as part of an upgrade to surround sound mixing capabilities in Studio B. Concurrently, composer and engineer Eric Lambert acquired a Genelec SE (Small Environment) DSP Monitoring System for his home studio to enable him to seamlessly transfer projects between Earhole Studios and his home composition room. The new 5.1 system in Earhole’s Studio B comprises five Genelec 8240A Bi-Amplified… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollLoudspeakerMonitoringStudioAudio