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  • Wednesday, January 11, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/11/12 09:49 AM, 0 Comments
    Celtic punk band Flogging Molly is currently touring the world with a Soundcraft Vi1 as its monitor console. For nearly 15 years, Flogging Molly has played its blend of traditional Irish sounds, hard-edged punk and thoughtful, socially conscious lyrics to millions across the globe. The year 2011 saw the release of the band’s most important and ambitious album to date, Speed Of Darkness, which debuted in the Top 10 (#9 overall). The album was praised for its “call to arms”… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesMonitoring

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    loudspeaker impedance
    Pat Brown 01/10/12 01:20 PM,
    One of the most confusing subjects in audio? Loudspeaker power ratings. It’s generally accepted that a large loudspeaker power rating is a sign of quality and something to be desired. And it’s the performance metric that probably has the greatest influence on the consumer’s buying decision. But a closer look reveals that power rating is far less significant than other metrics regarding the performance of the loudspeaker. The term “power rating” requires further explanation to avoid misunderstanding. It’s tempting to… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAmplifierAVLoudspeakerPowerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • adamson
    PSW Staff 01/10/12 01:01 PM,
    Escondido, CA-based Sound Image is the second U.S. company to join the Adamson Systems’ Project Energia.  More on Project Energia here Sound Image has made a significant investment in Adamson’s E15 loudspeaker system, with Sound Image president Dave Shadoan noting, “Adamson kept us closely informed as Energia was developing. As soon as beta testing began, we confirmed that we would join in phase one. “The Sound Image philosophy is to deliver leading technology and to stay ahead of the curve.… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVBusinessLine ArrayLoudspeakerAudio

  • church sound
    Casey Watson 01/10/12 12:45 PM,
    This article is provided by Church Audio Video.   When a loudspeaker or sound source is placed in a corner so it is near three surfaces (like the junction between two walls and the floor), it is said to be in 1/2 space. This is similar to the concept of 1/2 space (up against one wall) and 1/4 space (at a junction between two walls). When sound sources are placed near surfaces in this way, more of the energy moves… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollLoudspeakerMonitoringSound Reinforcement

  • waves
    PSW Staff 01/10/12 10:00 AM, 0 Comments
    The new Waves Audio WLM Loudness Meter plugin provides precision loudness measurement and metering for broadcast, movie trailers, games, packaged media and more. It is well-suited for content creators and post production houses as well as cable head-end facilities. Fully compliant with all current ITU, EBU and ATSC specifications, the WLM offers comprehensive Momentary, Short Term, Long Term, and True Peak readouts, plus a unique warning and logging system that keeps track of levels, and lets the user know when… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • gc pro
    PSW Staff 01/10/12 09:50 AM, 0 Comments
    After years of saving up contributions as they worshiped from the basement of Pastor Dominic Correlli, Sr., the Perry Hall Family Worship Center has found a home of its own. The new facility in the suburban Baltimore area incorporates audio, video and lighting systems designed by Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro). The sound system consists of eight QSC Audio WL2082-i dual ILA loudspeakers and a pair of QSC WL118-sw subwoofers, controlled through a QSC SC28 2X8 system controller. Other key… View this post
    Filed in: AVChurch SoundNewsPollAVInstallationSound ReinforcementAudio

  • studio connect
    PSW Staff 01/10/12 09:38 AM, 0 Comments
    Griffin Technology has introduced MIDIConnect, a compact input solution for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, as well as StudioConnect, a tracking, editing and overdubbing companion for GarageBand. The desktop unit serves as an all-in-one interface for audio, MIDI-In and MIDI-Out as well as a charging dock for the iPad device. “GarageBand has put powerful audio production tools within reach of any musician with an idea and an iPad,” says Mark Rowan, president of Griffin Technology. “We’ve made it easy to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectSoftwareStudioAudio

  • namm 2012
    PSW Staff 01/10/12 09:23 AM,
    The Crane Institute for Music Business at SUNY Potsdam will be presenting an interactive roundtable forum during NAMM 2012 exploring career opportunities in the music education and music products sectors. The open forum discussion called “How to Get a Job In the Industry” will be hosted from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 in the NAMM Foundation Learning Lounge located inside the Anaheim Hilton’s California Ballrooms A and B, and will be moderated by NAMM president… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessEducationAudio

  • community
    PSW Staff 01/10/12 09:17 AM, 0 Comments
    The hills west of Baltimore are home to First Evangelical Lutheran, one of the area’s oldest and beloved churches. Established in 1874 om Ellicott City, MD, the church has grown steadily over the years, moving to its current site in the mid-1950s. The campus is home to several buildings, including the Ellicott City Children’s House, Montessori School, and the current sanctuary, dedicated in 1996. The octagonal-shaped sanctuary is as beautiful as it is acoustically challenging. Designed to feature the church’s… View this post
    Filed in: AVChurch SoundNewsPollAVInstallationLoudspeaker

  • road test
    Craig Leerman 01/10/12 08:17 AM,
    The Danley Sound Labs SM-60F is a passive, full-range loudspeaker that utilizes Tom Danley’s Synergy Horn concept, where multiple drivers covering different frequency ranges all play into a single horn. It’s loaded with 2 x 8-inch woofers and a 1 x 5-inch mid/high coaxial driver. Dispersion is 60 x 60 degrees. The Danley TH-Mini is a compact subwoofer that uses a single 12-inch driver in a tapped horn configuration. At only 24 x 15 x 22 .5 inches and 76… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureNewsBlogRoad TestPollProductLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer