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  • Thursday, February 06, 2014
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    David Scheirman 02/06/14 07:40 PM,
      This article, from the archives of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, provides an in-depth look at a concert sound milestone tied into a tour by Neil Diamond in 1985. The text is presented unaltered, along with the original graphics. First introduced to the public in 1985 by JBL Professional, the new Concert Series represents what is perhaps the first attempt by a major manufacturer to address the growing need for pre-manufactured speaker systems, complete with all accessories.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSystem

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    Jennifer Starkey 02/06/14 05:42 PM,
    Forty-five years after The Beatles’ final concert on the rooftop of their London recording studio, Webster University in St. Louis, MO celebrated that event with a rooftop concert of its own. Students in the department of Audio Aesthetics and Technology produced the impromptu event with the St. Louis Beatles tribute band, The Abbey Road Warriors. The band performed from the 4th-floor outdoor patio of the school’s Emerson Library to a crowd of students, staff and visitors who gathered for the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogTrainingConcertEducationSound ReinforcementSystem

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    PSW Staff 02/06/14 02:15 PM,
    Every seven years the small Swiss monastery town of Einsiedeln turns itself over to a large-scale open-air production of Calderón’s Welttheater.  A modern re-work was written for the summer of 2013, and to fully support the scale and complexities of the piece, sound design was again put in the capable hands of award-winning Tom Strebel of Basel’s audiopool, using the ubiquitous TiMax2 SoundHub audio localization matrix system from Out Board. This year for the first time Strebel also used TiMax… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 02/06/14 01:58 PM,
    One Systems has announced the new 108CIM eight-inch, two-way, all-weather loudspeaker. The 108CIM is a light-weight copolymer based all-weather loudspeaker designed for applications that require high vocal intelligibility and sonic accuracy. The loudspeaker is optimized for permanent installation use in outdoor applications such as sports venues, amusement parks, and outdoor retail and dining, as well as high ambient noise indoor applications that require a higher level of audio clarity. The coaxial design features a medium-format, high-frequency titanium-based compression driver that… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/06/14 01:51 PM,
    The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is excited to announce the winners of its 2014 Excellence in Business awards in the following categories: • Marketing Strategies: Advance Technology • Growth Strategies: AVI-SPL • Fiscal Responsibility: Ford AV • Recurring Revenue: Human Circuit • Professional Development: Technical Innovation “This year’s winners include an inspiring group of firms,” says NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson. “The competition increases every year, and this year was no exception. Our members are becoming more creative in… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessInstallationManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 02/06/14 01:39 PM,
    Powersoft’s penetration of the South American continent is showing no let up — nowhere less so than in Argentina, where Powersoft distributor Equaphon continues to establish their premium products with most of the leading rental companies. Established in 1973 by Carlos Maiocchi, Equaphon took on the Powersoft brand in 2003 and because there was no real market dedicated to the installation sector, they concentrated on the rental sector. Today Maiocchi quotes around 70 companies stocking their products — and notable… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 02/06/14 01:32 PM,
    Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced the launch of Tesira 2.0, the latest version of the company’s flagship family of digital signal processor (DSP)-based media systems. The centerpiece of Tesira 2.0 is TesiraFORTÉ, an all-new series of audio processors that extend Audio Video Bridging (AVB) to application-specific settings. TesiraFORTÉ consists of eight preconfigured models (four AVB models and four non-AVB models) designed to bring greater simplicity and more options to today’s conferencing, telephony, and… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVInstallationNetworkingSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/06/14 01:19 PM,
    Marytown in Libertyville, IL is the National Shrine of Saint Maximilian Kolbe and is a ministry of the Conventual Franciscans Friars of Saint Bonaventure Province. It’s stunningly beautiful sanctuary is a notable pilgrimage site and operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for Eucharistic Adoration and prayer. In addition, Marytown holds mass twice daily and Liturgy of the Hours four times daily. In short, Marytown is a very serene, yet busy place. When its sound reinforcement system failed,… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsInstallationMicrophoneNetworkingSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/06/14 12:41 PM,
    “The Experience”, an interdenominational gospel concert organized by The House on the Rock Church, went live again on December 6th (2013) at Tafawa-Balewa Square in Lagos with the theme “Heaven on Earth.” Convened and hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin, the event featured some of today’s best-known musical talents, such as Sammie Okposo, Freke Umoh, Frank Edwards, Eben, Donnie McClurkin, Glowreeyah Braimah, Tye Tribbett, Yolanda Adams, Don Moen and Midnight Crew, among others. The Experience – a colossal 11 hours of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 02/06/14 12:35 PM,
    Once again, music’s biggest event of the year did not disappoint as the 56th GRAMMY Awards featured exquisite performances by P!NK, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Queens of the Stone Age – all of whom used Sennheiser microphones and wireless systems. Hosted for the third time by LL Cool J, the spectacular event was telecast live from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles on January 26, drawing no less than 28.5 million viewers… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless



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