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  • Thursday, October 08, 2015
    PSW Staff 10/08/15 03:01 PM,
    For more than 30 years, Julian Catford’s music has been a mainstay at dozens of venues in the Seattle area; performing solo as well as sharing the stage with such greats as Cab Calloway, Rosemary Clooney, The Mills Brothers, Ed Ames and Little Anthony. Catford, who has performed internationally, also teaches guitar at Seattle Pacific University and performs at weddings and other event using his Mackie FreePlay to provide him with a portable personal PA. “It’s really the perfect system… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/08/15 01:04 PM,
    Avalon Hollywood owner John Lyons recently teamed back up with EAW engineers to create Avalon by EAW loudspeakers. Custom versions of the new loudspeakers were installed in Avalon Hollywood earlier this year.  The new design was driven by advances in the technology used in loudspeaker design. For all intents and purposes,  Lyons was still looking for the same features as the original loudspeaker series – SPL with enough clarity to hear the nuances of the music – but in a… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/08/15 11:39 AM,
    Meyer Sound makes its San Francisco restaurant debut with Cala, Mexico City chef-owner Gabriela Cámara’s first U.S. restaurant. The new Civic Center neighborhood restaurant is the first in San Francisco to feature Meyer Sound Constellation and Libra acoustic systems, implemented to combine ease of conversation and a desired level of “buzz.” Constellation offers restaurateurs like Cámara the opportunity to adjust the acoustics and offer a dining experience for all the senses. With a simple swipe on an iPad, Cala staff… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVLoudspeakerManufacturerProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 10/08/15 11:25 AM,
    Biamp Systems announces a series of appointments and promotions to the company’s global sales team. Following the retirement of Read Wineland, Michael Frank moves into the role of Eastern North America sales development director; Mark Wentz moves into the position of regional manager for the South Central territory; Ashley Smith joins Biamp as the area manager for South Texas; and Jay Paul becomes the company’s new Mid-Atlantic regional manager. With Wineland’s retirement, Biamp has promoted Michael Frank to sales development… View this post
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    Woody Smith & Galen Carol 10/08/15 11:08 AM,
    From the March/April 1977 issue of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, the principals of Abadon/Sun Studio, which was located in San Antonio, TX, look at the practical and technical sides of studio design. We at Abadon/Sun decided to write this article because we felt a large number of small studio owners required more information to properly design and build their first studio. What we’ve tried to do is to simplify things as much as possible and provide the… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/08/15 11:07 AM,
    The SkyWay at Mont Blanc has been equipped with an evacuation system manufactured by RCF, and specified by installation company CED Impianti. An RCF DXT 9000 digital system, certified in accordance with the new EN54-16 standard, was used for this engineering challenge. “We already knew the DXT 9000 products,” explains the installer Jacopo Franchin. “The central system is powerful, reliable and it conforms to sector regulations. It was a great choice from both the technical and commercial points of view.”… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAmplifierAVInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementSystem

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    PSW Staff 10/08/15 10:51 AM,
    LE DIV4S, an Italian ensemble of four female sopranos have switched to DPA‘s d:facto vocal microphone for their live performances. Front of house sound engineer Simone ‘Zeta’ Saccomandi introduced the artists to the microphones during a recent concert organised by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Azerbaijan, which took place at the National Theatre of Baku Philharmonic. “Prior to the concert, LE DIV4S spent several days in my studio rehearsing, so I took the opportunity to compare the d:facto… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerManufacturerMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 10/08/15 10:33 AM,
    The New 42nd Street Studios features a rehearsal studio, office and theater complex, providing rehearsal space for more than 236 Broadway shows since it opened in 2000. After a thorough search, David Jensen, director of production chose FBT’s Archon 112 and 115 loudspeaker upgrades for eight studios this year. The complex, which has typically operated at a 95% occupancy rate since its opening, boasts ten floors and 80,000 square feet including large, column-free rehearsal spaces. Each studio contains an audio… View this post
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    10/08/15 10:19 AM,
    Morimoto Naniwa Sound Projects of Tokyo has designed numerous professional-grade sound reinforcement systems for schools, including Wakasugi Nursery School in Nichinan-City, Miyazaki Prefecture. To give the school great sound that would be easy for the staff to operate, Masaki Morimoto, co-owner of Morimoto Naniwa Sound Projects, specified an Ashly Audio ne24.24M processor with an Ashly FR-16 remote fader controller for adjusting input and output levels along with Ashly’s iPad control for scene selection. Wakasugi Nursery School’s sound reinforcement system is… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalInstallationManufacturerMixerMonitoringNetworkingProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 10/08/15 09:58 AM,
    Fool’s Gold Records in Brooklyn is an independent record label that has introduced artists like Kid Sister, Danny Brown, Kid Cudi, and Duck Sauce; but is best known for its annual series of Day Off concerts across the US and Canada including a recent event in the greater Miami area. This concert featured hip hop recording artist Vic Mensa, DJ A-Trak, and Rap artist Mike Floss—all of whom performed through a sound reinforcement system featuring loudspeakers from the Aero Series… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer