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  • Friday, August 24, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/24/12 10:21 AM,
    Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new FOX RS 104, a four port RS-232 inserter for long-haul transmission of control signals to remote source and destination equipment over fiber optic cabling. Each port provides a bidirectional fiber optic connection to an Extron FOX Series transmitter and receiver for the insertion and extraction of control data, while maintaining a continuous pass-through link for video and audio. The FOX RS 104 is ideal for use in applications with a centralized control… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsPollInstallationRemoteSignalAudio

  • amplifiers
    PSW Staff 08/24/12 08:55 AM,
    Lab.gruppen has announced the launch of the E Series of power amplifiers developed specifically for the custom installation market. The E Series, made up of three 2-channel models housed in 1U packages, utilizes much of the design philosophy and energy-efficiency concepts found in the company’s flagship PLM 20000Q touring amplifier. All models incorporate Lab.gruppen’s IDEEA (IntelliDrive Energy Efficient Amplifier) technologies and are outfitted with universal power supplies for operation anywhere in the world. Nominal output power ratings per channel (at… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAmplifierAVInstallationSoftware

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    PSW Staff 08/24/12 07:20 AM,
    Just as initial shipments of Behringer’s X32 Digital Mixer are hitting store shelves the company is rolling out its latest enhancement to the X32 experience. Offering near-complete control over the X32 from a wired or wireless computer, the XControl application adds several important new features to the console. XControl is a free download and is available directly from Behringer at The XControl application replicates the X32 control surface with all faders, display screens and major controls right on the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalRemoteSoftwareAudio

  • Thursday, August 23, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/23/12 10:26 AM,
    Positive Grid announced the release of a trio of new iOS music-utility apps: Beats Metronome, Jam Player, and AccuTune. All offer the same high level of sound quality, features, and usability found in the company’s flagship app, JamUp Pro. “Each of these apps performs a specific function and does it really well,” says product manager Calvin Abel. “We’re confident that musicians will find all three to be essential items for their software toolkits.” Beats Metronome combines a comprehensive feature set… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollManufacturerSoftwareSound ReinforcementAudio

  • presonus
    PSW Staff 08/23/12 06:43 AM,
    PreSonus Audio Electronics recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new high-tech headquarters and research facility in Baton Rouge, LA, expected to be complete in late summer 2013. Designed by local architects Ritter Maher and developed by Moniotte Investments, the new 44,000-square-foot building-located at 19151 Highland Road will cost approximately $8.3 million, including land and development. The facility will easily accommodate at least 125 employees, which is important because PreSonus is continuing to grow and hire. And, the facility will… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsAVBusinessConsolesManufacturerProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 08/23/12 06:30 AM,
    Whitlock, a global audiovisual (AV) solutions provider, has appointed John Steinhauer as vice president, sales. Steinhauer will be responsible for leading Whitlock’s global sales force delivering collaborative solutions to thousands of enterprise, government and education clients worldwide. With more than 25 years of experience in sales, service and technology innovation, his resume includes tenured executive and management positions for AV and unified communications companies, including Sony, Avid Technology and LifeSize Communications. “Steinhauer has the right combination of talent and experience… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsPollAVBusinessInstallationAudio

  • soundcraft
    PSW Staff 08/23/12 06:10 AM,
    Soundcraft has launched the Si Performer range of mixing consoles with integrated DMX lighting control functionality. The Si Performer builds upon the Si Compact range in providing almost twice as much DSP power and increased functionality, with an input capacity of 80 inputs to mix on all models. The Si Performer 2 is outfitted with 24 microphone and eight line inputs, and the Si Performer 3 offers 32 mic and eight line inputs, plus the four FX return channels. The… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductProductionLightingAVConsolesDigitalMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/22/12 04:06 PM,
    Les Vieilles Charrues celebrated its 21st birthday in July this year. Founded in 1992 in Brittany with the aim of making the widest possible range of music genres accessible to everybody, Les Vieilles Charrues, often cited as a French Glastonbury, has rapidly become the biggest music festival in France. The 2012 edition offered headline acts including Bob Dylan, Sting, The Cure, Portishead, LMFAO, Kasabian as well as many huge French artists such as Thomas Dutronc, Zebda, Orelsan, Amadou et Mariam… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalMixerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 08/22/12 03:47 PM,
    CTS Audio recently deployed more than 50 of Crown I-Tech HD Series and XTi Series amplifiers to power a JBL VerTec line array system for the for Covenant High in Christ (CHIC) youth conference earlier this summer at the University of Tennessee’s 25,000-seat Thompson-Boling Arena. The 5-day event featured numerous inspirational speakers and musical performers. “We were given the opportunity to upgrade some of our inventory this past winter, and that included the purchase of more than 150 Crown I-Tech… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • amps speakers
    Chuck McGregor 08/22/12 02:26 PM,
    “So how many watts can this loudspeaker take?” The technical answer is that it depends on the thermal and mechanical limits of the drivers and crossover components. The practical answer is that it depends on the program material played: its peak/average ratio or transient content and spectral (frequency) content. The REAL question is not what is the power handling, but what is the OPTIMUM size power amplifier to use on a loudspeaker? Rule of Thumb For a rule of thumb… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAmplifierAVEducationLoudspeakerPowerSound Reinforcement