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  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/22/12 04:06 PM,
    Les Vieilles Charrues celebrated its 21st birthday in July this year. Founded in 1992 in Brittany with the aim of making the widest possible range of music genres accessible to everybody, Les Vieilles Charrues, often cited as a French Glastonbury, has rapidly become the biggest music festival in France. The 2012 edition offered headline acts including Bob Dylan, Sting, The Cure, Portishead, LMFAO, Kasabian as well as many huge French artists such as Thomas Dutronc, Zebda, Orelsan, Amadou et Mariam… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalMixerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 08/22/12 03:47 PM,
    CTS Audio recently deployed more than 50 of Crown I-Tech HD Series and XTi Series amplifiers to power a JBL VerTec line array system for the for Covenant High in Christ (CHIC) youth conference earlier this summer at the University of Tennessee’s 25,000-seat Thompson-Boling Arena. The 5-day event featured numerous inspirational speakers and musical performers. “We were given the opportunity to upgrade some of our inventory this past winter, and that included the purchase of more than 150 Crown I-Tech… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • amps speakers
    Chuck McGregor 08/22/12 02:26 PM,
    “So how many watts can this loudspeaker take?” The technical answer is that it depends on the thermal and mechanical limits of the drivers and crossover components. The practical answer is that it depends on the program material played: its peak/average ratio or transient content and spectral (frequency) content. The REAL question is not what is the power handling, but what is the OPTIMUM size power amplifier to use on a loudspeaker? Rule of Thumb For a rule of thumb… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAmplifierAVEducationLoudspeakerPowerSound Reinforcement

  • qsc
    PSW Staff 08/22/12 02:06 PM,
    QSC Audio announces the premiere of a new website for guitarists, keyboardists, drummers and other musicians to get further information about the company’s K Family of loudspeakers (K Series, KW Series). The musicians were the genesis for the creation of, participating in online forum discussions touting the company’s active loudspeakers for live applications. The K for Musicians website, available in English and Spanish, offers multiple examples of how K Family loudspeakers can be used for musical instrument reproduction in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsTrainingDigitalEducationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    Dave Rat 08/22/12 01:22 PM,
    Back in 1974, the Grateful Dead put together what was easily the most unique, experimental and perhaps complex sound system ever configured for live sound reinforcement in that era. This system was named the “Wall of Sound” and jt was a complete divergence from conventional sound reinforcement thinking. There were two key concepts combined together resulting in a very interesting outcome: 1) Because PA systems of the day were stacked on either side of the stage and often blocked audience… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioConcertEducationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSystem

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    PSW Staff 08/22/12 11:47 AM,
    With a brand new studio to outfit, the number of desks to choose from can be overwhelming. Plymouth-based sound engineer, teacher and now studio owner, Stu Welsh found this out while researching gear for his latest project, Beliefspace Studio. The launch of the Audient ASP4816 analog console came just at the right time for him; the moment he tried the desk at a workshop at local dBs Music recording school, he knew he’d found the center-piece for his studio. “I… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogConsolesMixerStudio

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    PSW Staff 08/22/12 11:35 AM,
    Relevant and enlightening, AES Convention Broadcast/Streaming Sessions are among the most diverse and popular fielded at the event. “Back for his 26th consecutive turn as Broadcast/Streaming Chair, David Bialik consistently develops meaningful sessions which literally pack the halls,” remarked Committee Co-Chair, Jim McTigue. “We count on David to deliver high-level, entertaining and informative presentations that keep attendees coming back year after year.”  The 133rd AES Convention is scheduled for Oct. 26-29 at the SF Moscone Center. “Our goal is to… View this post
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  • systune
    Doug Fowler 08/22/12 10:04 AM,
    SysTune is a full-featured dual-channel FFT analyzer, supporting multi-channel measurements along with a host of other features such as a basic set of acoustic measurement tools, SPL logging, and real-time tracking of various worldwide health regulations (SPL limits) specific to each country using a variety of pre-defined standards. In development for more than a year, new SysTune version 1.2 has now been released as a free update to current users, with a price reduction to $525 for a single license,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductMeasurementSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • symetrix
    PSW Staff 08/22/12 09:42 AM,
    Symetrix announces the Radius 12x8, a Dante-networkable, fixed I/O, open-architecture digital signal processor that expands the SymNet platform. Radius may be installed as a standalone processor or used in conjunction with SymNet Edge or third-party Dante network-enabled devices to achieve the scalability and flexibility needed to meet the specifications of the simplest to the most complex installations. “The Radius 12x8 is an extremely powerful installed sound DSP making use of one of the industry’s most popular input/output form factors –… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVDigitalEthernetInstallationNetworkingProcessorSignalSoftware

  • delicate productions
    PSW Staff 08/22/12 07:06 AM,
    Delicate Productions has appointed Jason Alt as president, where he will be responsible for operations, sales, management, growth and strategic planning, and will oversee Delicate Productions’ Camarillo and San Francisco offices in addition to the company’s electronic sales division. “We believe Jason’s experience will help ensure continued success for the company and uphold our tradition of outstanding service for our clients,” said Smoother Smyth, Delicate Productions CFO. “Since joining us four years ago, Jason has proven himself to be a… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementAudio

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