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  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/29/16 06:51 AM,
    Listeners can hear a difference between standard audio and better-than-CD quality, known as high-resolution audio, according to a new study published in the June issue of the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (JAES) by Dr. Joshua Reiss of the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).  The meta-study compared data from 18 studies involving 450 participants listening to samples of music in different formats. In total, the studies involved over 12,000 different trials where participants were… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalEducationMeasurementStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/29/16 06:31 AM,
    In the late 1940s, a small group of faithful founded Lovers Lane United Methodist Church on a Dallas street called Lovers Lane. Though the Church has since moved several blocks away, the name remains a part of its history and culture. The sanctuary was recently upgraded with loudspeakers from Fulcrum Acoustic to overcome acoustical challenges created by reverberant glass walls and a 36-foot ceiling that wreaks havoc with intelligibility. As Shawn Slocum of Ford AV explains, “we couldn’t do anything… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    Karl Winkler 06/29/16 06:27 AM,
    A book I recently read and reviewed for the AES Journal got me thinking about the blend of art and science we face regularly in professional audio. The book, “Audio Production and Critical Listening; Technical Ear Training” by Jason Corey (Focal Press/CRC Press), is a very comprehensive work and covers every conceivable approach to ear training for mix engineers. As with music, I believe that ear training is important in the audio world. Corey covers everything from EQ to dynamics… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/28/16 02:53 PM,
    Firehouse Productions deployed JBL by Harman Professional Solutions VT4886 line arrays at the 70th annual Tony Awards, which was broadcast live from the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City. “The JBL VT4886 offers an incredible amount of power and control in a very small package, and I’ve had excellent results with it on numerous live shows,” said Mark Dittmar, lead design and integration engineer at Firehouse Productions. “At the Beacon Theatre, which is an extremely small venue, size and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 06/28/16 01:08 PM,
    Having sold out arenas and stadiums across North America in 2015, the initial spring leg of this year’s OUTCRY Tour recently repeated that success thanks to a praiseworthy lineup of top Contemporary Christian artists, including Hillsong Worship, Kari Jobe, Jesus Culture with Martin Smith, Passion, Elevation Worship, Brian Houston and others. Packing 14 shows into 19 days, with a roster of performers that frequently varied from show to show, the tour presented its share of production challenges in terms of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerMonitoringProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 06/28/16 12:52 PM,
    “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” That refrain has heralded the start of one of television’s most famous comedy franchises for over 40 years. The iconic show was recently showcased in an exhibition, one that documents its history and its place in media culture with support from Bose Professional. Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition, covering 12,500 square feet of memorabilia and artifacts from the show, has been, throughout the first half of 2016, located on New York’s Fifth Avenue… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAmplifierAVDigitalInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerNetworkingProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementSubwooferSystem

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    Mike Sessler 06/28/16 12:00 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   A while back, I was having a discussion about the sound quality of our monitors with our sax player. He’s a very discriminating guy who really knows sound. If he says he needs 185 cut 3 dB, he needs 185 cut at 3 dB. As we listened to his wedge, it was clear that the sound he was putting out of his horn was not being faithfully reproduced by the wedge. I knew… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringSoftwareSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 06/28/16 11:32 AM,
    Founded in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rock in Rio is one of the largest music festivals in the world with additional incarnations held in Madrid, Las Vegas, and Lisbon. For this year’s five-day Rock in Rio Festival held in Lisbon’s Bela Vista Park, NEXT-proaudio deployed LA212x on EDP Rock Street as well as on Street Dance for the first time. The system consisted of six LA212x along with six LAs418 double subwoofers ground-stacked in each stage complemented with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 06/28/16 10:00 AM,
    Alex Alvarez is best known as Lenny Kravitz’ guitar tech but after 25 years, he is in many ways Kravitz’ right-hand man. For tours, he’s the crew chief, responsible for hiring the crew, maintaining the equipment, and much more. Off tour, he manages Kravitz’ studios in Paris and the Bahamas. Wherever Kravitz and his band go, you’ll find a Mackie mixer in use. “Lenny has been using small Mackie mixers in his keyboard rigs and practice rigs for years and… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConcertConsolesDigitalMixerSoftwareSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 06/28/16 09:37 AM,
    For more than 50 years, Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has served up programming to Kiwi viewers — and for almost half of that time, the national broadcaster has placed its trust in Calrec Audio. TVNZ has just installed its latest investment in Calrec, a brand-new Artemis Light audio console and a Concord processor upgrade on the network’s existing Artemis Beam desk. “We’ve enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Calrec, going back to 1996 when we brought in two analog… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalStudio



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