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  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 01/20/16 11:52 AM,
    As referenced in the article “When the show hits the fan,” there was a gig we pulled off without any of our gear. That’s right. The truck never showed up. In that same article, I explained the dark art of staying calm and resolving issues without inciting panic in those who carry the check books. For this particular adventure, the job of driving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of our precious equipment from Georgia to Texas was given to… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVConcertEngineerLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 01/20/16 10:56 AM,
    Allen & Heath has recently expanded the Product Management team based in its UK HQ with the appointment of Scott Mason as Pro Digital Sector specialist, and Ian Thomas as Install Sector specialist. Mason has over 30 years of experience in sound engineering, system design, technical training and pro audio sales. Prior to relocating to the UK, Mason held several posts in APAC, including business development and support at Nexo and Yamaha, and dealer and consultant for Martin Audio and… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessConsolesManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 01/20/16 10:44 AM,
    Revolabs announces that it will showcase a broad range of products in stand 9-D115 at ISE 2016, Feb. 9-12 in Amsterdam. “From enterprise to education, and government to healthcare, organizations are taking advantage of UC systems to be more productive and efficient. But no matter how sophisticated the hardware and software, people have to be able to hear each other in order for a UC system to reach its full potential. That’s where Revolabs comes in,” said Jim Fairweather, executive… View this post
    Filed in: AVForumAVBusinessInstallationManufacturerMicrophoneProcessorSystem

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    PSW Staff 01/20/16 10:18 AM,
    Pioneer Pro Audio introduces the new XPRS Series of active loudspeakers. The compact, portable, wooden enclosure XPRS series combines Pioneer Pro Audio sound engineering heritage with the reliable, energy efficient power of Powersoft amps – to give you a versatile plug-and-play system. The XPRS Series comprises the XPRS15 and XPRS12 two-way full range speakers, and the XPRS215S dual 15-inch subwoofer. All three enclosures feature 15mm birch plywood construction. The XPRS15/12 have a 15/12-inch ferrite LF driver, a 1.75-inch titanium diaphragm… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAmplifierAVLoudspeakerManufacturerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 01/20/16 09:49 AM,
    The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) has named Jeff Gardner as its first executive director. He takes this position after nine years on staff at CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association), directing both technical training and industry certification. “Due to the huge demand for technicians in the electronic systems industry, ESPA has been expanding fast, in the number of certifications as well as academic partners. The time is right for the program to have full-time professional leadership to ensure… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEducationEngineerTechnician

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    PSW Staff 01/20/16 08:14 AM,
    Renkus-Heinz announces a new version of their Iconyx Gen5 Series integrating Dante media networking technology from Audinate. All Gen5 Series models including Iconyx and IC Live (ICL-F-RN) will be available with Dante control. The Brooklyn-based Dante implementation features dual RJ45 connections for fully redundant operation, and a single cable carries both Dante and RHAON II control data for streamlined connectivity. Iconyx Gen5 represents the fifth generation of Renkus-Heinz’s Iconyx Series, incorporating UniBeam Technology for more uniform coverage, increased output, and… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVDigitalLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerNetworkingProcessorSound ReinforcementSystem

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    PSW Staff 01/20/16 08:02 AM,
    One of Vienna’s finest concert houses, the Konzerthaus, recently upgraded the public address system serving its Great Hall and Mozart Hall, selecting Allen & Heath’s iDR installation matrix mixers. Installed by ATEC Pro, the new system is designed specifically for voice reinforcement. The iDR DSP systems comprise an iDR-4 matrix mixer for the Great Hall, and an iDR-8 for the Mozart Hall, with a PL10 8-channel rotary panel for remote control, and a PL-8 logic box installed in the Mozart… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalInstallationLoudspeakerMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 01/20/16 07:53 AM,
    QSC announces that Gene Joly has been named vice president of QSC Professional Division which offers live performance solutions including mixers, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for musicians, bands, DJs, mobile entertainers, clubs and live music venues as well as for A/V rental and production.  “I am very excited to have such an experienced, well-respected industry executive as Gene Joly join our team,” says QSC president and CEO Joe Pham. “With his exceptional product, retail and business management experience, Gene is… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessManufacturer

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016
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    Jim Brown 01/19/16 03:11 PM,
    Courtesy of The Rane Library.   This article is provided by Rane as part of the Rane Library and originally appeared in the Syn-Aud-Con Newsletter, vol. 31, nos. 2 & 3, 2003 In his landmark 1994 AES paper, Neil Muncy described a common equipment design error that allows current flowing on the shields of audio wiring to enter equipment and cause audible interference. He called this design error “the Pin 1 problem,” because it was an improper connection of the… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVEngineerInterconnectSignalSystemTechnician

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    PSW Staff 01/19/16 02:24 PM,
    Middlesex Sound & Light (MSL) recently completed the latest in a long line of technical renovations for London-based restaurant and nightclub operators, the Columbo Group, with the opening of the latest The Blues Kitchen in Brixton. At the same time it extended both the client’s (and MSL’s) relationship with Martin Audio sound reinforcement, a regular go-to solution for MSL project director Darrel Olivier, who had also specified the brand at its predecessor, Blues Kitchen Shoreditch. This time, faced with live… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer



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