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  • Tuesday, March 23, 2010
    Black Eyed Peas
    Mark Frink 03/23/10 09:38 AM, 0 Comments
    After a few summer festivals, The Black Eyed Peas’ The Energy Never Dies tour began with September shows in Japan and October shows “down under.” The Peas are riding high from three recent Grammy Awards and the double-barreled success of Boom Boom Pow and I Gotta Feeling, which close the show with obligatory confetti cannons. The set starts with smoke, green lasers, pop-up appearances and “Let’s Get It Started.” Ten songs into the set, and Taboo have solos, followed… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureSlideshowAnalogConcertConsolesEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerMixerPowerSound ReinforcementStageSystemTechnicianAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/23/10 06:53 AM, 0 Comments
    When California Speedway became Auto Club Speedway in 2008, the new owners began a long-term project of making improvements to the venue’s infrastructure. This year, Bay Area-based Pacific Satellite upgraded the Speedway’s sound system, bringing in 104 of Community Professional Loudspeakers’ powerful R.5HPT three-way loudspeaker systems. “Previously, the stands were covered by Community M4 loudspeakers mounted on the wheel fence,” explains Pacific Satellite’s Jerry Coté. “The M4 is still a good speaker, but one of the reasons we chose the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAnalogAVInstallationInterconnectLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Open W8LM Mini Line Array
    PSW Staff 03/23/10 06:45 AM, 0 Comments
    Steve Williams and his Northwest Global Entertainment team including System Tech Perry McDonald recently supplied a Martin Audio W8LM rig for Tegan and Sara at the Kelowna Community Theater. The popular sister act from Calgary, Alberta was originally signed by Neil Young and Elliott Roberts to a record contract in 2000. With six albums to their credit, the sisters are a consistent draw throughout Canada and North America. Northwest Global Entertainment also handled the production for Canadian rocker Colin James… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAnalogInterconnectLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSystemTechnicianAudio

  •  OPA-15 Active
    PSW Staff 03/23/10 06:12 AM, 0 Comments
    On Point Audio has introduced its new line of speakers at Prolight + Sound 2010. On Point Audio models use the company’s new NP15N 15-inch woofer featuring “Narrow- Profile” technology.  The NP15N is a woofer with a 15-inch that is only 14 inches wide. On Point Audio’s modified the woofer’s overall size by making its frame semi-rectangular instead of circular shape. On Point Audio’s NP15N uses a highly-damped 15-inch cone with an “accordion-style” suspension. It also utilizes a large-format 4-inch… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAnalogBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Monday, March 22, 2010
    PSW Staff 03/22/10 11:08 AM, 0 Comments
    Harman Professional has announced announced the establishment of a dedicated sales office to serve the EMEA territory. Located in Potters Bar, England, the Harman EMEA Sales office will be led by professional audio sales veteran Dave Karlsen. Karlsen has been promoted from his role as Director of International Sales for Harman Music Group to Senior Director of Sales, EMEA with responsibility for Harman Professional sales management and support for all brands in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Karlsen will… View this post
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  • Euphonix System 5 MC
    PSW Staff 03/22/10 09:16 AM, 0 Comments
    Euphonix has announced that southern California-based Omation Animation Studio recently upgraded their standalone MC Pro to a 32-fader System 5-MC console controlling Steinberg’s Nuendo DAW. Omation, the animated division O Entertainment best known for their successful series, Back at the Barnyard on Nickelodeon, and located in San Juan Capistrano, upgraded to the Euphonix console to mix the new animated series Planet Sheen, a spin-off of Omation’s wildly popular Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. The Euphonix System 5-MC pairs the MC Pro… View this post
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  • AmpliTube
    PSW Staff 03/22/10 05:58 AM, 0 Comments
    Allen & Heath has announced a partnership with IK Multimedia to bundle its Amplitube X-Gear software with the newly launched ZED-10 and ZED-10FX mini USB mixers. Allen & Heath will ship the new ZED models with a full version of Amplitube X-Gear, a fully modular and expandable amp and FX modeling software system, which can operate as a plug-in or a stand-alone application. The software is a good companion for the ZED-10 and ZED-10FX models, which feature two high impedance… View this post
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  • Friday, March 19, 2010
    ADAM Audio AX-Series Monitors
    PSW Staff 03/19/10 02:25 PM, 0 Comments
    ADAM Audio has announced that their new AX-Series monitors are slated for introduction at Prolight + Sound 2010 in Frankfurt. The AX-Series monitors from ADAM Audio feature the company’s X-ART tweeter, new woofers and amplifiers, and re-designed speaker cabinets. Following ADAM’s A and SX-Series monitor systems, the AX Series includes four high performance systems. These range from the ultra-compact A3X to the larger A5X, A7X and A8X systems. The X-ART tweeter is more efficient and handles higher SPLs along with… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAmplifierAnalogLoudspeakerSystemAudio

  • Universal Audio EMT 140 Plate Reverb Plug-In
    PSW Staff 03/19/10 07:33 AM, 0 Comments
    Universal Audio, audio hardware and plug-in manufacturer has announced the release of the EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverb plug-in for the UAD plug-in platform. The EMT 140 replicates three uniquely different EMT 140 plates formerly installed at the Plant Studios in Sausalito, CA and is licensed and endorsed by EMT Studiotechnik GmbH as the world’s only authentic EMT plate reverb emulation. “EMT is certainly excited to partner with Universal Audio; I am confident our endorsement of UA’s emulations of EMT’s… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Yellow Dog Studios
    PSW Staff 03/17/10 06:30 AM, 0 Comments
    Austin’s yellow DOG Studios, home to independent producer and engineer David Percefull, recently outfitted Studio 1 with a 32-channel API 1608 console, including API 500-Series modules. When purchased, Studio 1 came with no console at all, just outboard gear stitched together to work with virtual mixes. Among the studio’s plethora of mic preamps were twelve channels of API 3124s. “I’ve worked on a lot of large-format consoles, but I had very little experience with API,” said Percefull. “When we decided… View this post
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