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  • Tuesday, March 09, 2010
    church sound amplifiers
    Jon Baumgartner 03/09/10 03:42 PM,
    At some point in the past, certain power amplifier manufacturers got hip to the fact that the only specification most power amp buyers pay attention to is wattage.  Sadly, they decided that misleading specs were OK as long as it created better sales. Hmm…. For purposes of our discussion, let’s consider two amplifiers. Amplifier A is rated at 1,000 watts (per side), into a 2-ohm load, with .1 percent Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), measured at 1 kHz, while Amplifier B… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundFeatureStudy HallAmplifierEducationInstallationPowerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • St Marys
    PSW Staff 03/09/10 10:30 AM, 0 Comments
    St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Albany, Oregon had several audio issues they needed to resolve. While some were structural like the unforgiving reverberant space and improper loudspeaker placement, others were functional such as being forced to use an entire mixing console for minimal audio needs. The church hired Portland-based contractor Delta AV to help solve their multitue of audio dillemas. “From our initial discussions, it was apparent that 85-percent of their services required just one mic at the pulpit and… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsAVDigitalInstallationMixerAudio

  • iLive Software
    PSW Staff 03/09/10 08:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Allen & Heath has released the latest version of its iLive firmware and Editor software, which includes a range of enhancements. Version 1.6 is available immediately and can be downloaded from www.ilive-digital.com. These include support of the new iLive-R72 Control Surface, Dual-Rack input expansion, and ‘SuperStrip’ user view in the Editor control software. Among the many new developments in the offline/online Editor control software is the ‘SuperStrip’ processing view, which combines important live mixing parameters into a single window, enabling… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConsolesDigitalMixerSoftwareAudio

  • Eagle Brook Church
    PSW Staff 03/09/10 07:57 AM, 0 Comments
    Minnesota’s Eagle Brook Church is a thriving, dynamic house of worship which has grown from 300 people to over 11,000 parishioners in its 60-year history. As well, the church has grown in physical size, expanding from one to four locations, with a fifth slotted for the near future. Due to this tremendous growth, the technical infrastructure required a retooling. Last year, Eagle Brook’s primary main campus console, which was handling FOH, monitors and video broadcast production, was replaced with three… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureSlideshowConsolesInstallationAudio

  • Allen & Heath iLive
    PSW Staff 03/09/10 07:40 AM, 0 Comments
    Honduras event and AV rental company Comunicaciones Mango BTL recently added a new digital console to its hire stock, selecting an Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system to complement the company’s existing Electrovoice PA and DAS PA Line Array. Mango purchased an iLive system comprising an iDR-48 MixRack and iLive-T112 Control Surface through Allen & Heath’s distributor, All Music Corp. Based in the capital, Tegucigulpa, Mango provides event management services for a client list that includes Unilever, Pepsico, Tigo,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessConsolesDigitalManufacturerMixerAudio

  • Monday, March 08, 2010
    The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
    PSW Staff 03/08/10 01:30 PM, 0 Comments
    The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has opened a new exhibition and visitor centre In Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. The attraction is set within the grounds of the house where Shakespeare was born and is entitled Life, Love & Legacy: A New Introduction to William Shakespeare. It takes visitors through five zones in an immersive experience, bringing the history of Shakespeare to life. The Trust appointed UK creative design and AV specialist Sarner to redevelop the visitor center and give the Bard a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVBusinessInstallationLoudspeakerAudio

  • Clear-Com Concert
    PSW Staff 03/08/10 11:39 AM, 0 Comments
    Clear-Com Communication Systems today announced the launch of an enhanced version of the company’s Clear-Com Concert intercom software, which now offers external audio interfacing capabilities. This allows Concert to interface with external audio systems, including partyline systems, paging systems, program feeds and other matrix systems using a four-wire interface over a standard IP network. This enhancement allows authorized users with Internet access to easily communicate with other crew members using hard-wired panels and wireless beltpacks on the partyline and/or matrix… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVBusinessDigitalEthernetInstallationInterconnectAudio

  • Norbert Bau
    PSW Staff 03/08/10 10:55 AM, 1 Comment
    Dubai based Norbert Bau has worked closely with Renkus-Heinz for the past four years as part of its Middle East distribution network and has now joined the company to help Renkus-Heinz continue growth in the region. Said Bau, “We have been working together for nearly four years and the relationship became stronger and closer with the success of the Iconyx product line in many very prestigious locations including major airports and auditoriums.” “At the end of the day we found… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVBusinessInstallationLoudspeakerAudio

  • Friday, March 05, 2010
    TRANSMIGRATION
    PSW Staff 03/05/10 12:00 PM, 0 Comments
    Engineer Michael Bishop and Producer Elaine Martone have created a Super Audio CD release currently available on Telarc Records entitled Transmigration. The recording recently won “Best Surround Sound Album” at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, which earning Bishop his ninth Grammy and Martone her fifth. Bishop relied on ATC monitors throughout recording, mixing and mastering phases for his monitoring chain. Transmigration a collection of hymns and requiems, features the compositions of Samuel Barber, John Corigliano, Jennifer Higdon, and John Adams… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio

  • METAlliance
    PSW Staff 03/05/10 10:45 AM, 0 Comments
    The METAlliance is presenting the first METAlliance Academy event on March 20 & 21 in Hollywood at the historic studios in the Capitol Records tower. “In Session with The Guys,” attendees will record and mix Lalah Hathaway and Trev Lukather with their bands and the METAlliance founders in live sessions at Capitol Studios. Academy event include Alliance co-founders Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt recording in Capitol Studio A while Chuck Ainlay and Ed Cherney demonstrate the art of the tracking… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEducationEngineerAudio