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  • Thursday, November 14, 2013
    PSW Staff 11/14/13 11:54 AM,
    Systems integrator Daktronics recently upgraded Virginia Tech University’s Lane Stadium with new JBL VLA Series loudspeakers, along with equipment from BSS audio and Soundcraft. The stadium seats 66,233 and is home to the Virginia Tech Hokies football team. The goal of this renovation was to ensure a high output system and even coverage from seat to seat. Daktronics selected JBL Professional’s VLA Series line arrays, which offers high-impact sound beyond the reach of traditional loudspeaker designs. “We designed the JBL… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAmplifierAVConsolesInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 11/14/13 11:44 AM,
    A recent four-night stint for funk great Maceo Parker and band at San Francisco’s acclaimed new SFJAZZ Center was saved from an abrupt and untimely end, thanks to cool heads, quick thinking, and a well-placed PreSonus StudioLiveTM 24.4.2 console.  New Orleans audio engineer Andrew “Goat” Gilchrist has toured with Parker for nearly a decade. A veteran road dog who has also logged globetrotting miles with the likes of the Neville Brothers, Ani DiFranco, and Steel Pulse, Goat describes how the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/14/13 10:47 AM,
    Britannia Row Productions chose a Turbosound Flashline line array system to deliver world-class audio for the 18th year of the lively and irrepressible MOBO Awards. Broadcast by BBC 3 from the recently completed 13,000-seat SECC Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Britannia Row supplied, installed and managed the entire sound system for the celebratory event. Artists including Tinie Tempah, Rudimental, Naughty Boy, Laura Mvula, So Solid Crew and Iggy Azalea performed to the excited audience while DJs Trevor Nelson and Sarah-Jane Crawford… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 11/14/13 10:18 AM,
    Producer, arranger, songwriter and musician Neil Giraldo is most comfortable in his private production studio in the hills of Malibu, CA.  The writing, recording and mixing facililty is located in a two-story barn on the grounds of the estate Giraldo shares with his wife, Pat Benatar, and family. Giraldo, who has lived in various homes in Malibu over the past couple of decades, have always maintained a home studio. “I’ve had a studio at the house probably for the last… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogBusinessStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/14/13 09:54 AM,
    Community Professional has expanded its Distributed Design Series of ceiling, surface mount and pendant loudspeakers with the addition of the new DP8 Pendant. Available in paintable white or black, the DP8 is a high-performance, 8-inch coaxial loudspeaker with a tapered style that complements the design of modern open-architecture environments and provides intelligible voice and musical sound quality for a wide range of commercial applications. With its weather-resistant enclosure, grille and components, the DP8 may also be used outdoors in covered… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsProductAVLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013
    PSW Staff 11/13/13 05:41 PM,
    During World Space Week, more than 1,000 events in 80 countries celebrated space exploration with the motto, “Exploring Mars. Discovering Earth.” Headquartered in the Austrian Space Forum’s mission control room, each event was tactfully coordinated to help educate researchers, students and space enthusiasts on the science behind future missions to Mars. Field tests, simulated Mars expeditions and international communications were successfully accomplished and transmitted with the use of 20 sets of Harman’s  AKG HSC271 headsets and K171 MKII headphones, The… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/13/13 05:29 PM,
    With hundreds of satisfied customers, API’s 1608 console continues to make a mark on the music industry with the company’s signature API sound. Available with or without P-Mix automation and up to 48 channels, 1608’s can be found in studios both large and small, in the U.S. and around the world. Here is a small sampling of some 1608s that have recently left the factory. STUDIO K – Paris, France Situated on the fourth floor of a 17th century building… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConsolesInstallationStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/13/13 12:30 PM,
    Aviom is pleased to announce that it has selected ProMusicals as its first official distribution partner in India. Interest and inquiries from customers in India have been growing substantially over the past several years. Aviom selected ProMusicals as a partner because of their more than 20 years of experience working with musicians to understand their stage and studio needs. ProMusicals represents several other industry brands, including Focusrite, Universal Audio, Presonus, and Blue Microphones. “We look forward to making Aviom personal… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 11/13/13 12:22 PM,
    An Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system and Xone:92 DJ mixer were used at the recent INTRO Electronic Music Festival 2013 held at Shougang in Beijing. Supplied by Sanecore Group, an iLive-144 Control Surface and iDR10 MixRack were installed to manage FOH, along with an EAW KF740 linear array system and Powersoft K series amplifier. Allen & Heath’s industry standard Xone:92 DJ mixer was supplied on stage for the performers. From its debut in 2009, INTRO has become one… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalMixerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/13/13 11:09 AM,
    This fall, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran headlined three solo acoustic shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Performing to an arena of screaming fans, Sheeran and his acoustic guitar were supported by a powerful and transparent Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system that kept the shows intimate, despite the arena’s size. According to Chris Marsh, Sheeran’s FOH engineer and production manager, it was important to maintain a personal connection between Sheeran and his legion of adoring fans.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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