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All Analog Posts

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015
    Patrick Killianey 12/01/15 03:29 PM,
    A while back, I took some aspiring engineers to a trade show where some “antiques” were on display. Namely, CD/DVD players, along with a few analog multitrack players. Over the last 30 years, audio equipment has certainly followed the better-smaller-cheaper model of the computer industry. But like the computer market, repairs are no longer typically done at the part level. If the laser in a CD player goes bad, the chassis with the whole drive motor and optical track will… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallAnalogDigitalEducationEngineerInstallationSignalStudioSystemTechnician

  • Monday, November 30, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/30/15 10:17 AM,
    Mills College is known for its collaborative and experimental approach to music education—and now API will be part of that unique legacy. Professor Les Stuck oversaw the installation of the school’s new 1608 console just in time for the fall semester to begin. Professor Stuck, technical director at the school’s CCM (Center for Contemporary Music), discusses the addition of the API 1608. “The 1608 purchase was a no-brainer, and the best possible option,” Stuck reports. “In choosing an analog mixer… View this post
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  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/24/15 09:56 AM,
    When Switzerland’s Raiffeisen Bank put on one of the country’s largest corporate events of the year, it relied on Riedel Communications equipment and infrastructure – including 5,000 meters of fiber cabling – to support signal transport and communications. The weeklong Raiffeisen DialogPlus event brought 10,000 employees and board members to the 100,000-square-meter Messe Basel exhibition space for a landmark corporate meeting, as well as the production of a “lip dub” of unprecedented scale. The DialogPlus deployment of Riedel Communications solutions… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAnalogDigitalEthernetManufacturerNetworking

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    PSW Staff 11/24/15 08:03 AM,
    It’s early days for the Hennepin Technical College (HTC) Audio Production students, but initial reports suggest that they are getting on a treat with the recently installed Audient ASP4816 console. “Students have already noted that the simplicity in design and operation is easier to wrap their heads around than virtual controllers and ‘layers’ that may be found on some of the digital equipment in other rooms,” says Matt Holmes of the Audio Production Faculty. This is thanks in no small… View this post
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  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    Bruce Swedien 11/11/15 07:17 AM,
    This excerpt is the first in a series from Bruce Swedien’s book Make Mine Music by Hal Leonard Microphone Design Technology And Microphone Technique Along with this development of a more live sound and hi-fi in the popular recorded music of the early 1950’s, a great deal of experimentation and improvement in microphone placement and technique was going on at the same time. Much energy and effort were put into the development of innovative microphone design. American microphone design technology… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioAnalogEducationMicrophoneStudio

  • Friday, November 06, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/06/15 11:52 AM,
    Zac Brown, of the three-time GRAMMY Award winning Zac Brown Band, has taken delivery of an API 48-channel Legacy Plus console at his Nashville studio. API built the Legacy Plus according to Brown’s specific configuration requests, which included API’s automation. The company recently sent a team to Music Row to commission the console at Brown’s personal studio, Southern Ground Nashville. Formerly a Presbyterian Church, Southern Ground stands out among other spaces on Music Row partly because the building itself is… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/06/15 10:41 AM,
    Radial Engineering announces the Radial Catapult - a 4 channel audio snake that lets you send analog and AES digital audio signals over standard cat-5 shielded twisted pair cable. This enables system contractors to take advantage of pre-wired networks to connect one room to another and allows stage techs to take advantage of the relatively low cost of this abundantly available cable for return snakes or for transporting channels of balanced audio across a large stage. Available in six configurations,… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/06/15 08:52 AM,
    “If you’re happy with what you’re doing using a laptop, then you don’t need one of these, but …I can’t live without it,” says Pete Townshend of his Audient ASP4816, although he could be talking about either of his two Audient analog consoles, ASP8024 or ASP4816. His latest acquisition is the more compact ASP4816, which delivers Audient power and flexibility in a much smaller frame. “It’s a big console workflow, a big console sound - in a small footprint. It’s… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEngineerManufacturerMixerProcessorStudio

  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/04/15 11:09 AM,
    Allen & Heath has launched three new mini mixers from its ZED analog console range, including the first ZEDi hybrid mixer / interface. The ZED-6, ZED-6FX and ZEDi-8 are designed with all the features and quality required by musicians, recording artists and for AV work, in a compact, portable format. “The new ZED models deliver Allen & Heath’s renowned build and audio excellence in a small format, making it the ideal choice for quality conscious musicians, singer / songwriters and… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAnalogAVManufacturerMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Tuesday, November 03, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/03/15 01:48 PM,
    Radial Engineering announces the mPress, a new press audio distribution system that offers nearly unlimited expansion without signal degradation or noise. According to Radial senior engineer Dan Fraser: “The traditional press box has always been presented as a suitcase with a mic input and a host of mic outputs.In the past, transformers performed the task of splitting the signal and providing isolation against hum and buzz caused by ground loops.” “In recent years, the use of active signal buffers has… View this post
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