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  • Friday, December 02, 2011
    ac power
    James Cadwallader 12/02/11 12:47 PM,
    There’s no better feeling than when you’ve setup your system and turned it on to find it lacking any noise. This is no major feat when you have control of the electrical distribution, but when you don’t, things can be a bit more dicey. The classic scenario when the system powers up with a hum is for the operator to declare “ground loop!” followed by muttering and cursing while digging in the accessories box to locate the power cord cheaters. … View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallInstallationInterconnectPowerAudio

  • church sound
    Bill Thrasher, Sr. 12/02/11 12:20 PM,
    When it comes to the upkeep of sound and A/V systems, I suspect that we often confuse or misuse the terms maintenance, service, repair, replacement and other related words. My definitions: Maintenance – General care and cleaning done at regular intervals that helps equipment and systems last longer and continue performing at their best. Service – More comprehensive than maintenance, this is usually performed by a trained professional with the purpose of addressing minor performance issues before they become worse.… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollEducationSystemTechnician

  • listen
    PSW Staff 12/02/11 08:49 AM, 1 Comment
    Listen Technologies has announced a simple-to-use mobile program for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Assistive Listening Standards. The ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator is a complete tool-set for understanding and calculating facility requirements to meet the 2010 ADA Standards For Accessible Design. Complete with an easy-to-use calculator, e-mail capability, helpful ADA information links, product assistance and quote request button. This application will take out the guess work for ADA requirements. The mobile app is based on Table 219.3 Receivers… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVMeasurementSoftware

  • extron
    PSW Staff 12/02/11 08:36 AM, 1 Comment
    Extron Electronics has announced the immediate availability of the MVC 121 Plus, a compact, three-input stereo audio mixer featuring a digital signal processing platform for audio signal mixing and control. The MVC 121 Plus features a stereo line level input and two mic/line level inputs with 48 volt phantom power for condenser microphones, plus fixed and variable stereo line level outputs. It offers gain, filter, tone processing, and parametric EQ. Quick and intuitive configuration using the DSP Configurator Software allows… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVDigitalInstallationMixerProcessorSoftware

  • Thursday, December 01, 2011
    image
    PSW Staff 12/01/11 02:40 PM, 0 Comments
    SLS has just become the second company in France to invest in Adamson Systems Engineering’s Project Energia as a beta partner.  The sound company, which has 15 full-time personnel and some 140 free-lancers, has an entire loudspeaker inventory made up exclusively of Adamson products, including Metrix, SpekTrix, Y10, Y18, SX 18, Point Series and M Series monitors, housed in a 36,000-square-foot building in Ales, with a second location in Montpellier. Though the company is focused mainly on festivals and corporate… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVLoudspeaker

  • nsca
    PSW Staff 12/01/11 11:31 AM, 0 Comments
    The sessions and keynote speakers featured at the upcoming NSCA 2012 Business & Leadership Conference, March 1-3, 2012, in Dallas, TX, will provide integrators with solutions to a wide range of challenging business issues. The conference will offer sessions selected by systems integrators who understand today’s most important industry topics, ranging from industry trends and business tactics to human resources and management skills. The agenda for the 14th annual event includes:  • Leadership at 100 mph: Keynote speaker, Cameron Herrold,… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessEducationAudio

  • loudspeakers
    PSW Staff 12/01/11 10:35 AM, 0 Comments
    FaitalPRO has announced the introduction of several new families of loudspeaker drivers with Ferrite magnet structures, encompassing 28 new products in every category from low- to mid- to high-frequency units. The decision to create the new product lines is tied both to market demands, which sometimes specifically require products with Ferrite magnets, as well as to the goal of expanding the company’s catalog to complete it with units offering a new tonality. Specifically, numerous clients had already requested Ferrite models… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • software
    PSW Staff 12/01/11 10:19 AM, 0 Comments
    Stardraw.com has announced the launch of Stardraw Design 7, an all-new system design/documentation tool is available for download from www.stardraw.com. The move follows the initial unveiling of the software at InfoComm 2011 in June, which marked the debut of a public beta phase. The application is Stardraw.com’s seventh-generation software solution for systems integrators. Drawing on nearly two decades of market experience, and exploiting the latest in software technologies, Stardraw Design 7 offers audio and video system designers/installers unparalleled speed, ease… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVInstallationSoftwareSystem

  • audix
    PSW Staff 12/01/11 10:05 AM, 0 Comments
    Audix has introduced the TM1 Plus, a combination kit that includes the TM1 measurement microphone, threaded acoustic windscreen, shock mount clip, 1/2-inch calibrator adapter and microphone calibration data on CD.  The data files are a numeric representation of the TM1 frequency response. Together with the provided sensitivity of the microphone, they can be used with a variety of popular software measurement systems to correct the response curve of the microphone.  “The TM1 has earned very high acceptance among sound engineers… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMeasurementMicrophoneSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    software
    PSW Staff 11/30/11 11:46 AM, 0 Comments
    Cakewalk has announced that the new SONAR X1 Production Suite is now shipping and available from Roland distribution partners. (Roland U.S. has been the distributor of all Cakewalk by Roland branded PC music products since September 2010.) The SONAR X1 Production Suite is a powerful and affordable professional music production suite for the Windows platform. It includes: —SONAR X1 Producer precisely suited for today’s music production with its unparalleled user interface design providing the very best in a clean and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio