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  • Monday, March 31, 2014
    Neil Thompson Shade 03/31/14 01:28 PM,
    Let’s have a look at sound particles, acoustic pressure, propagation medium density, particle velocity, acoustic energy, volume velocity, and acoustic impedance. Abstract concepts? Nope—far from it. All are related to the physics of sound propagation in an elastic medium that result in changes to the displacement, pressure, density, temperature, and velocity within the medium. In other words, this is at the basis of everything we hear, the scientific essence of sound. Sound Particles. Sound requires a medium for the transmission… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    PSW Staff 03/25/14 04:13 PM,
    Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of TeamWork 601, the company’s newest collaboration system. The TeamWork 601 system supports up to four digital laptops or tablets, and two legacy analog computer-video and audio sources. Analog signals are digitized so that they can be switched to the display, along with native HDMI signals, on a single HDMI cable. TeamWork 601 works with most flat panel displays, laptops, and tablets. It also works with virtually any new or existing… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAnalogAVDigitalInstallationManufacturer

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
    tech tip
    PSW Staff 03/13/14 12:39 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I remember reading that the group Boston had major problems years ago with some tape that had gone bad due to not being stored properly. I have some 2-inch master tapes I’d like to take care of. Advice? A: The best way to take care of those tapes is to keep them in a cool and dry place. Moisture is the worst thing for tape. It can absorb it, which further aggravates existing problems that… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogEducationEngineerRemoteSignalStudio

  • Monday, March 10, 2014
    church sound
    PSW Staff 03/10/14 12:57 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I’m on a committee to purchase a new sound system for my church. Are there any special considerations that go into this type of installation? A: In many ways, designing an effective system for a house of worship is one of the most demanding jobs in the audio business. While you are undoubtedly interested in good stewardship of your congregation’s funds, keep in mind that the following points are not “luxuries,” but are essentials for… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogAVDigitalEducationInstallationInterconnectLoudspeakerMixerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Tuesday, March 04, 2014
    PSW Staff 03/04/14 06:31 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I’ve had a nagging question that I’ve been debating with colleagues for months: print reverb or delay? Is there a clear cut answer? A: There are basically two schools of thought when it comes to the question of whether or not to record with effects or dry. Most engineers and mixers favor dry, since it’s easier to add effects than it is to take them away. The primary argument being that if a guitar is… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalStudio

  • dangerous compressor
    PSW Staff 03/04/14 10:52 AM,
    Dangerous Music has released the new “Dangerous Compressor,” a dual-mono/stereo compressor for tracking, mixing and mastering designed by mastering gear guru Chris Muth. The new compressor achieves musical yet transparent results. Producer and mixer Michael James (New Radicals, Hole, Robben Ford, L7, Edwin McCain, The Coronas) notes, “The new Dangerous Compressor is a ‘must have’ in my world. It’s a refreshing complement to the currently fashionable boxes that indiscriminately add color to your sound-whether you want it or not.” The… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductAnalogProcessorSignalStudio

  • Friday, February 28, 2014
    PSW Staff 02/28/14 12:46 PM,
    Ohio’s oldest and largest public community college, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) recently invested in an Audient ASP8024 for its Recording Arts and Technology program. Describing the British-made console as “a welcome addition to the program’s current list of analog desks,” instructor and staff technician Kevin Baylon explains, “We have never had a true in-line console to demonstrate how signal flow can be routed and re-routed through its architecture. I hope that students will appreciate and understand the ASP8024’s abilities in… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEducationStudio

  • Thursday, February 27, 2014
    Bob Thurmond 02/27/14 05:36 PM,
    How many sound systems are in use? Many millions, for sure, and they’re found in all types of venues and for all kinds of programs. So one would think we’d know exactly how to do it by now. But there seems to be plenty of examples to prove that we don’t. Why should this be? What is it we don’t yet understand? Do we even know enough to know what we don’t know? Perhaps we should start by trying to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogAVDigitalEducationLoudspeakerMeasurementSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    PSW Staff 02/26/14 01:50 PM,
    Woodworm Studios, a classic 30-year old rural residential facility, recently enjoyed a complete technical refurbishment with a Solid State Logic Duality SE console as the centrepiece for the studio complex. The original creative home to Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull and an early incarnation of Radiohead, among others, Woodworm Studios is under new management, which has upgraded the entire equipment collection and technical installation for the two-building facility. Duality was the key investment, bringing together the outboard gear, DAW and multiple… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesDigitalStudio

  • Monday, February 24, 2014
    Al Keltz 02/24/14 07:51 AM,
    While they’ve become one of the most popular and recognized multipin connectors in pro audio, the back-story of how MASS connectors came to have such impact shouldn’t be overlooked. Interestingly, MASS connectors weren’t even intended for audio applications; rather, they were originally developed for use in oil exploration. Oil company engineers connected seismographs with miles of cable in areas suspected of containing oil deposits. Explosive charges were then buried along the lines and detonated. The resulting echo “signatures” were captured… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductStudy HallAnalogConcertInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementSystem