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  • Thursday, September 30, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/30/10 07:25 AM, 0 Comments
    Earthworks, Inc. has announced several improvements in the FlexMic Series of microphones. Designed specifically for use as podium microphones, the FlexMic Series offers numerous versatile features and options that make these microphones the ideal choice for public speaking venues. This makes them perfect for integration into lecture halls, presentation spaces, churches, civic centers, theaters, and government facilities. The newly revised Earthworks FlexMic Series consists of three basic product groups with a variety of models within each group to ensure the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductAnalogInstallationMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/28/10 05:08 AM, 0 Comments
    Buzz Audio has announced the release of the Series 20 QSP, a new 4-channel microphone and instrument preamplifier. The QSP utilizes the Buzz Audio proprietary BE41 True Class A amplifiers coupled to Lundahl audio output transformers, a combination that produces a clean and open high end with a nice touch of bass warmth.  The transformerless non-reactive input means the QSP interfaces well with all microphone types and yields a multi-purpose preamp that delivers sound always complimenting the source. Up to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingPollProductAnalogProcessorSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Monday, September 27, 2010
    tech tip
    PSW Staff 09/27/10 08:07 AM, 0 Comments
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: “Like many people, I use a maximizer (the Waves L1, if it matters) on my mixes prior to burning them on CD. Many of my clients prefer their mixes as loud as possible even though I sometimes hate it. I sometimes find it gets really grainy or gritty sounding when too much of this process is applied. What can I do to get better sound, but keep things really loud? A: You’re certainly wise to… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollAnalogDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudioAudio

  • Friday, September 24, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/24/10 11:45 AM, 0 Comments
    Universal Audio has announced the release of the EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in for the UAD-2. Universal Audio’s EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in gives guitar players and mix engineers the rich, warm tape delay effects of vintage Echoplex units, now on the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform for Mac and PC. Unlike other Echoplex emulations, the EP-34 is the first plug-in that targets specific behaviors of both the EP-3 and EP -4 Echoplexes. The DSP experts at UA ensured that the EP-34 plug-in… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Thursday, September 23, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/23/10 11:45 AM, 0 Comments
    Editors Note: Contest polls are now open for voting! TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik needs a name for its newest large diaphragm condenser microphone, which will be introduced at AES 2010 in San Francisco.  In development for 18 months, the newest mic in the company’s acclaimed R-F-T line was designed by the company’s in-house engineering team, with outside consultation from some of the world’s top amplifier designers. The microphone will be based around a unique circuit that features a New Old Stock (NOS)… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductAnalogMicrophoneStudioSystemAudio

  • Monday, September 20, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/20/10 12:00 PM, 0 Comments
    The production and songwriting team of Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry, who work under the name WAX LTD, recently chose to outfit their studio with a new 16-channel API 1608 console. Taming what had originally been an ungainly tangle of outboard gear, their 1608 provides the definitive API analog warmth and punch, in addition to the well-thought-out functionality WAX LTD was looking for. No stranger to API, Gagel had worked on an API Legacy early in his career at Dreamland… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 09/20/10 07:41 AM, 0 Comments
    Magneto Audio Labs has announced that their debut product, the VariOhm, is now shipping. The VariOhm is connected between the microphone and the microphone preamp, either the built—in preamp of a mixer or an external mic pre may be used. The concept behind VariOhm is that the impedance of microphones and preamps vary considerably.  The resulting impedance relationship is a key factor in determining the sound and tonal characteristics of the audio. The central element VariOhm uses are custom built… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductAnalogInstallationInterconnectStudioSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/14/10 07:00 AM, 0 Comments
    Midas has launched the VeniceF, a brand new ‘digi-log’ ultra-compact mixing console designed by Alex Cooper at PLASA 2010. The console comes complete with FireWire multi-channel digital audio interface, XL3 EQ and Propellerhead recording and processing trial software bundle. The VeniceF is the first all-new Midas product to be unveiled following the Music Group’s acquisition of Midas Klark Teknik. It features the full functionality and sound quality of the much-loved Midas XL3 EQ and filter section, Midas mic preamps, 100mm… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductAnalogConsolesManufacturerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Friday, September 10, 2010
    allen & heath
    PSW Staff 09/10/10 02:40 PM, 1 Comment
    Allen & Heath has unveiled the GS-R24, a high-quality analog console combined with a choice of interface modules, motorized faders for automated mixing, and MIDI controllers for tactile interfacing with software DAWs, all at an attainable price point. Based on the successful ZED-R16 Firewire recording mixer concept with influences from the classic GS3000, the GS-R24 is primarily aimed at project recording studios, although its flexible feature set lends the mixer to live sound applications requiring multi-channel recording, post production suites,… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundPollProductAnalogConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, September 08, 2010
    Mark Frink 09/08/10 01:09 PM, 0 Comments
    In this installment of Real World Gear, we look at handheld condenser microphones, one of the three basic types of microphones - dynamic, ribbon and condenser. Condenser mics (or capacitor mics as they’re called in the U.K.) place a thin plastic diaphragm with a coating of vaporized metal in close proximity to a backplate, and apply a charge across them. Sound causes the diaphragm to vibrate, and as their distance varies, so does capacitance, causing current and resulting changes in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollSlideshowAnalogInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio