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  • Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    PSW Staff 03/17/10 07:57 AM, 0 Comments
    In a city renowned for its architecture, the Montreal City Hall still stands out. When the city government recently decided to modernize its conference systems they adopted a “no compromises” policy toward the building’s distinctive and historic style. Re-built in 1922 within the shell of its original walls after the structure was destroyed by fire, the Montreal City Hall is designated a National Historic Site of Canada. These contradictory objectives of modernization and preservation were reconciled thanks to the efforts… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationLoudspeakerAudio

  • 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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  • Tuesday, March 16, 2010
    PSW Staff 03/16/10 01:50 PM, 1 Comment
    Avid has announced that two of primetime television’s biggest shows, American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, are relying on Avid VENUE live sound systems for their live broadcasts this season. Both shows, each of which average more than 20 million viewers per episode, depend on the VENUE system’s sound quality and flexibility to deliver stellar audio mixes. Creative Sound Solutions (CSS), which handles the music mixes for American Idol and the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, required… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConcertConsolesMixerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Purple Group
    PSW Staff 03/16/10 11:46 AM, 0 Comments
    Purple Group rental facilities, past owner of three DiGiDo SD8s, recently increased their inventory to no less than five. The company is a long-term DiGiCo user and, when asked to supply equipment for tours by top Dutch acts VanVelzen and Kane, the decision to invest in further SD8s was straightforward one. “For VanVelzen we use a double SD8 setup, a standard console and SD8-24,” says Purple Group’s Robert de Loey. “In venues with small Front of House position, the 24… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConsolesMixerAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/16/10 11:16 AM, 0 Comments
    Lectrosonics has announced the appointment of Bernard Farkus as the company’s new central U.S. representative. With more than 24 years of experience in all aspects of the broadcast and commercial audio-video industry, Farkus’ background makes him an ideal choice for his new position with Lectrosonics. He will eventually be stationed in the greater Dallas area. In his new capacity, Farkus will represent Lectrosonics throughout the central United States, including Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, the Dakotas, Montana, and Wyoming. Among his… View this post
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  • Students recording at Deep Blue Sound
    PSW Staff 03/16/10 07:56 AM, 0 Comments
    UK-based microphone manufacturer SoundField has supplied Deep Blue Sound audio and music technology college with their SPS200 Surround Zone plug-in. Deep Blue Sound underwent an extensive refit last summer, installing new Pro Tools recording workstations and upgrading studio equipment. As part of the upgrade and overhaul, a new advanced microphone technique module was added. Covering techniques for location and orchestral recording in surround sound, the DBS staff needed a microphone capable of capturing and delivering surround. Matt Bernard, DBS studio… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEducationMicrophoneProcessorRemoteSignalAudio

  • Randy Walderman
    PSW Staff 03/16/10 06:45 AM, 0 Comments
    Pianist, accompanist, arranger, and conductor Randy Waldman found his solution to an endless search for piano amplification, the Earthworks PM40 PianoMic System. Miking the piano was an ongoing challenge, explained Walden, “Miking the entire keyboard evenly—without certain notes or areas being louder or softer than other areas—is a huge issue.” “Similarly, sound leakage from outside the piano is another consideration that makes capturing the instrument so difficult. I really hadn’t found what I considered to be a workable solution until… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSystemAudio

  • Soundcraft Vi6
    PSW Staff 03/16/10 06:03 AM, 0 Comments
    College Hill Productions supplied the live sound services for the Auckland “Big Day Out” on January 15, one of the world’s most popular music festivals. The event featured performances by some of today’s biggest artists, including Lily Allen, The Mars Volta, Jet, Kasabian, The Decemberists and Fear Factory. Big Day Out included two main stages, one next to the other, enabling one act to perform immediately following the performance on the adjacent stage. At each stages front-of-house position, College Hill’s… View this post
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  • Monday, March 15, 2010
    PSW Staff 03/15/10 01:51 PM, 0 Comments
    Audio-Technica has announced a $30.00 rebate on all its UniPoint Installed-Sound Microphones and MicroSet Subminiature Omni Condenser Headworn Microphones. All units purchased from an authorized Audio-Technica U.S. dealer between February 1, 2010, and April 30, 2010 are eligible for the rebate. There is no limit on the number of rebates – registrants will get $30.00 back for each and every qualified product they purchase. For a complete list of products eligible for the $30 rebate, and online registration form, please… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundInstallationMicrophoneAudio

  • focusrite novation
    PSW Staff 03/15/10 11:16 AM, 0 Comments
    Focusrite Audio Engineering, the U.K. manufacturer of Focusrite and Novation brands, has announced the formation of Focusrite Novation Inc., which establishes a dedicated American presence for the company.  Industry leader Phil Wagner, who held a similar position as President of Solid State Logic, will head the new company. Phil Dudderidge, Focusrite Managing Director, states, “We want to increase the recognition of and support for the Focusrite and Novation brands in the vital U.S. market. Creating Focusrite Novation Inc. enables us… View this post
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