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  • Friday, August 26, 2011
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    PSW Staff 08/26/11 11:45 AM, 1 Comment
    JBL VerTec line arrays were out in force at this year’s 4-day Exit 2011 Festival in Serbia, which saw bands such as Arcade Fire, Jamiroquai, Pulp, Portishead and Grinderman among the headliners. Held at the picturesque 18th century Petrovaradin Fortress of Novi Sad, on the banks of the Danube, Studio Berar’s long-standing and highly experienced rental department has been servicing this event since its inception in 2000. The 100,000 people who attended this year’s Exit Festival enjoyed performances by numerous… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierConcertConsolesLine ArrayLoudspeakerPowerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 08/26/11 10:15 AM, 0 Comments
    With weekly worship attendance nearing 20,000 across three sites in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Gateway Church ranks as one of the fastest-growing congregations in the country. Having outgrown its original main campus in Southlake, Gateway opened a new 200,000-plus-square-foot facility a few miles away. The 4,000-seat sanctuary, at the heart of the campus, is equipped with cutting-edge technical facilities, including a powerful reinforcement system based on Meyer Sound MILO line array loudspeakers. The Dallas-based consulting firm, Acoustic Dimensions, was given… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 08/26/11 09:24 AM, 0 Comments
    Aviom Personal Mixers pumped the sound to 44 musicians during Peter Gabriel’s recent New Blood Orchestra Tour, which featured music from the singer’s 2010 Scratch My Back album as well as music that will appear on his soon-to-be-released New Blood album. In addition to providing monitoring capabilities to such a large group of musicians, Real World Tours Ltd depended on the personal mixers to offer an ease of configuration for the crew members. Taking just 20 days to make 12… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMonitoringRemoteSound Reinforcement

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    Mike Sessler 08/26/11 07:35 AM, 2 Comments
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   This post is a response to reader requests. Justin Geogehgan thought it would be fun to do a post about which connectors I like to use when, and Duke Dejong really wants to start a debate about this (though he says he doesn’t), so I thought I’d kick it off. All of this came out of a Twitter thread asking about different cable/connector assemblies and whether to buy or build your own. Personally,… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductInterconnect

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    George Koch 08/26/11 07:01 AM,
    When a child is learning to walk, he is able to do no more than put one foot in front of the other and shift his weight. He learns quickly (after a couple of falls), that he must master these basics before he can advance to running, skipping, or dancing. His thoughts may not be quite so complex as we seem to imply, but the fact remains that for the time, he can only do one thing, and that without… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollSlideshowStudy HallProductionAudioAnalogConsolesMixerMonitoringProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, August 25, 2011
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    PSW Staff 08/25/11 09:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Located in Surfside Beach, part of South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach resort area, the 950-seat Celebration Music Theatre opened earlier this year as a home to world-class live entertainment. The Theatre features the artist tribute show SUPERSTARZ! Live! with entertainers performing hits from Elvis, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Cher, Barbra Streisand and many other stars. The Celebration Music Theatre occupies the site of a former live-performance venue, where the stage, video, lighting, wiring and other parts of the theatre have now… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierConsolesLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 08/25/11 08:30 AM, 0 Comments
    “I work too many hours,” laughed Ariel Borujow, chief recording and mix engineer at New York City’s now-famous Stadium Red studios. With fifteen years spent in front of the monitors, Borujow has worked with Kanye West, The Black Eyed Peas, Faith Evans, J-Lo, and countless others. His efforts, coupled with his knack for transforming whatever crosses his path into aural magic, have earned the young engineer multiple platinum albums and a Grammy nomination. Nevertheless, Borujow is hardly content to rest… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 08/25/11 07:45 AM, 0 Comments
    Rental company, APR Audio, road tested several combinations of Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system throughout the company’s busy summer events calendar. APR selected iLive systems - ranging from the flagship modular iDR10 MixRack with iLive-144 and 176 Control Surfaces, to the fixed I/O iDR-64 and 48 MixRacks with iLive-T112 and R72 surfaces - to manage various festivals and corporate events. At Glastonbury, APR provided PA and control systems to manage FOH and monitor mixing duties on two of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalStage

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    PSW Staff 08/25/11 07:10 AM, 0 Comments
    The Louisiana House of Representatives Chamber, located on the ground floor of the historic Louisiana State Capital building in Baton Rouge, recently received a long overdue sound system overhaul. The project was part of an extensive electronics upgrade that recently took place in the capital building. NBTA Engineers, Inc. of Baton Rouge, an engineering consultancy that designs audio-visual, telecommunications, and security systems, was contracted to handle the design and specification of the upgrade. Ford AV, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollLoudspeakerPowerSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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    Chater-La 08/23/11 04:32 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Audiofanzine. A pair of audio heads with a studio based outside Tokyo recently contacted me with their first recorded mic preamp comparison tests. I was impressed and happy to have made friends from studio trenches far far away. Let’s take a look at what they came up with. The guys at Studio J conducted their preamp test by recording two songs through the following preamps:—Chandler Limited TG2—Chandler Limited Germanium—Chameleon Labs 7602—Focusrite Red 6—Grace Design 201—Sound… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollVideoProcessorStudio