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  • Friday, January 13, 2012
    old soundman
    Old Soundman 01/13/12 09:40 AM,
    Dear Old Soundman: Recently I’ve been doing many more concerts where concert grand pianos are being played (and in some cases two at the same time) by very talented musicians. My question is directed at providing the very best sound reinforcement possible in an outdoor environment for these pianos. I’ve tried a number of combinations, and last year did several shows using two Shure SM81 condensers. I placed each a few inches over the strings, essentially horizontal (aiming down the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollBusinessMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • studer
    PSW Staff 01/13/12 09:23 AM, 0 Comments
    Studer has appointed Roger Heiniger to the position of product manager, where his primary responsibilities include overseeing product development of Studer mixing systems and contributing to the company’s brand development programs. For the past six years, Heiniger has worked in Studer’s Regensdorf facility as software test manager, and he will report to Andrew Hills, who recently returned to Studer as director of product management. Heiniger has a great deal of broadcast experience, having worked for several years as an audio… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessConsolesManufacturerAudio

  • Thursday, January 12, 2012
    das audio
    R Maxwell 01/12/12 04:24 PM,
    For three wild days and nights, music enthusiasts of every popular genre in Medellin, Columbia recently had the opportunity to enjoy live performances of their favorite artists at the 8th Annual Altavoz International Music Festival, more commonly known as Festival Altavoz. Key acts at this year’s festival included Mexico’s alternative rock band Plastilina Mosh and Latin Grammy Award-winning rockers Molotov, the English punk band The Adicts, as well as Argentina’s Bajo Fondo Tango Club. Held at Estadio Cincuentenario, a large… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertLine ArrayMonitoringSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • image
    PSW Staff 01/12/12 03:14 PM, 0 Comments
    iConnectivity has introduced iConnectMUSE, a palm-sized personal mini-mixer that combines several music accessories into one iOS controlled product iConnectMUSE offers quality audio processing, improved audio latency and the ability to share and mix audio through an iOS device, and even charge the iOS device at the same time. Featuring six stereo inputs and six stereo outputs, as well as two USB device ports, hub-able USB Host Port, two input and two output 1/4-inch audio port jacks, a headphone monitor jack,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollInterconnectMixerStudioAudio

  • martin audio
    PSW Staff 01/12/12 01:13 PM, 0 Comments
    The Canadian Country Music Awards once again marked a celebration of some of the best talent in the genre, with numerous live performances for thousands on hand at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, in addition to being broadcast live on the CBC. P.A. Plus Productions of North York, Ontario, handled audio production for the event, choosing to provide Martin Audio stage monitors for all performances. “With 14 bands on a one-band stage, we had very short change over times between… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • namm 2012
    PSW Staff 01/12/12 11:52 AM, 0 Comments
    On Thursday, January 12, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) hosted a Congressional briefing in partnership with the U.S. House Manufacturing Caucus in support of the RELIEF Act (H.R. 3210), legislation that would fix the unintended negative consequences resulting from the 2008 amendments to the Lacey Act. During the briefing, members of Reps. Don Manzullo’s (R-IL), Tim Ryan’s (D-OH) and Jim Cooper’s (DTN) staffs spoke in favor of NAMM’s public affairs efforts and encouraged caucus members to co-sponsor the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsPollAVBusinessEducationManufacturerAudio

  • aes
    PSW Staff 01/12/12 10:22 AM, 0 Comments
    The AES Nashville Section has announced that three-time GRAMMY-winning artist/songwriter/producer Keb Mo will be officially opening the 2012 Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo event on Friday, March 2, with a keynote address and interactive Q&A discussion with attendees. Additionally, Mo and his engineer for both studio and live performance, John Schirmer, will be walking through the production of a complete song from start to finish in the final session of the first day of NRW+E 2012, giving their unique perspectives… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollBusinessDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationStudioAudio

  • live sound
    Greg Stone 01/12/12 10:08 AM,
    It’s the season when many head for indoor venues, leaving the “great outdoors” to winter hibernation. But for some of us, especially here in the southland, outdoor festivals are still the rage. Although the summer thunderstorms are long gone, bad weather of other types still poses a problem. While I’m addressing this missive primarily to the newcomers in sound reinforcement, it never hurts any of us to brush away the cobwebs and remind our brains as well. Regardless of the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianAudio

  • riedel
    PSW Staff 01/12/12 09:46 AM, 0 Comments
    For distributing the on-site audio, the organizers of the live open-air concerts of Andrea Bocelli in New York and Belo Horizonte (Brazil) used a RockNet installation from Riedel Communications. The audio distribution within the two locations was one of the major obstacles, notes audio engineer Andrea Taglia, who was responsible for both shows. While the location in the New York Central Park was of nearly 600 x 1,000 feet, the location in Belo Horizonte was even larger; including an over… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertInterconnectNetworkingSound Reinforcement

  • namm 2012
    PSW Staff 01/12/12 09:39 AM,
    The 2012 NAMM Show starts and ends each day with live music performances in the lobby of the Anaheim Convention Center!. Here’s the schedule: Thursday Morning The Cabana Boys Petiot Marching Band with the Get a Life Marching Band 1st Marines Division Band Thursday Evening The Tribute with the L.A. Scots and Doyle Dykes Doyle Dykes and Friends Friday Morning The Wicked Tinkers Friday Evening The Living Legends Jam Saturday Morning Polka Floyd Saturday Evening Celebrity Jam featuring Band From… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessEducationAudio