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  • Monday, March 14, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/14/16 07:01 AM,
    When DiGiCo announced the launch of its S21 console last year, it represented a fundamental shift in the sizes and types of venues that could now afford to “go DiGiCo.” The Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota (UMN) in Minneapolis is one such venue. As the hub of social life on campus, the Union hosts everything from concerts to keynotes to movie nights, and recently replaced an “ancient” analog system in its multipurpose, 1000-capacity Great Hall with a… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

  • performing arts
    Sam McLean 03/14/16 06:43 AM,
    Located in the heart of Toronto, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts has hosted a variety of international attractions and stars since opening its doors as the O’Keefe Centre in 1960, featuring Alexander H. Cohen’s production of the pre-Broadway premiere of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot starring Richard Burton and Julie Andrews. Its stage has also hosted a who’s who of music legends such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Diana Ross, and Tom Jones. The mantra of presenting top-shelf live… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogAmplifierAVConsolesInstallationLine ArrayMeasurementSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, March 11, 2016
    Kevin Young 03/11/16 04:17 PM,
    For Sam Berkow, acoustical design, sound measurement, and audio in general are lifetime passions, the ones that ultimately led him to found SIA Acoustics, and later, SIA Software Company, the creator and developer of the SMAART (now stylized as Smaart) tuning and measurement platform that’s had a tremendous impact on professional audio. Over time, Berkow has plied his design talents at iconic performing arts and production facilities across a broad spectrum, among them SFJazz Center in San Francisco, AirShow Mastering… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/11/16 03:05 PM,
    Powersoft announces that it will demonstrate its M-Force linear motor technology during exclusive listening sessions and product presentations on Tuesday, March 22nd at Red Sky Studios in Boston and on Thursday, March 24th at Studio Instrument Rentals in New York. In addition to covering Powersoft’s M-Force System, the two events will feature an overview of Powersoft’s other amplifier product lines including the M Series, K Series, X Series, Ottocanali and Duecanali. The event, which is by invitation only, represents Powersoft’s… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • loudspeakers
    PSW Staff 03/11/16 01:46 PM,
    Mention column loudspeakers to grumpy old soundmen and the Shure Vocalmaster immediately springs to mind, as every ’70s band used it. But column loudspeakers continue to gain in popularity because they offer a solution for those who need efficiency in the vocal range combined with even coverage and a very slim, unobtrusive profile. Line sources have been around for well more than a half-century. For portable sound applications, audiences tend to be small. Installed systems are often employed in reverberant… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogSlideshowAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerSoftwareSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/11/16 10:31 AM,
    DPA Microphones has appointed Ansata Computer Systems as its new distributor in India, with the responsibility of representing its entire range of products for the live sound, recording, broadcast and installation markets. Based in Bangalore, Ansata has 26 years of experience in managing regional distribution for manufacturers. Among the brands it currently represents are Avid Audio, RME, d&b audiotechnik, Barefoot Sound, API, JDK Audio, Shadow Hills Industries and Inward Connections in India. “We are delighted to introduce DPA Microphones to… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophone

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    PSW Staff 03/11/16 10:07 AM,
    Harman Professional Solutions’ JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers were at the heart of a comprehensive sound system deployed by CTS Audio during the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, the NCYC featured a variety of spoken word, live music and dramatic performances. Given the event’s diverse programming, CTS Audio—which has supplied the sound reinforcement for the biennial event for more than 15 years—needed an… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierAVConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 03/11/16 09:56 AM,
    TEC and Emmy Award-winning sound reinforcement provider Firehouse Productions has toured with many of music’s most innovative, genre-defying artists—Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails and The Cure, just to name a few. For many years, Firehouse has chosen to deploy L-Acoustics loudspeaker systems, especially K1 in recent years. Now, the company has deepened its commitment to the manufacturer with its recent February purchase of 96 K2 enclosures in addition to 36 LA8 amplified controllers housed in a dozen LA-RAK touring… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/11/16 07:39 AM,
    As one of the few NFL football teams to own its own broadcasting network, the Carolina Panthers are well equipped to serve their fan base. The Panthers Radio Network broadcasts game day programming, a post-game show and a variety of special programs, including selected programs streamed at Broadcasts are mixed on an Allen & Heath Qu-16 digital mixer which travels with the team to away games. Technical producer Harrill Hamrick sets up the system and mixes the broadcasts. His… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalEthernetMicrophoneMixerMonitoringRemoteStudioWireless

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    PSW Staff 03/11/16 07:13 AM,
    When you’re a DJ in Southern California, you need a few things to be successful: great showmanship, expansive knowledge of music and a killer sound system. DJ Mike Sanchez will tell you he has all three now, thanks to his new FBT loudspeakers and subwoofers. After meeting John Krupa, president of Italian Speaker Imports/FBT USA, at NAMM this past January, he bought four Muse 210lLA’s and four Q118SA subs. He says the sound he has now is like nothing he’s… View this post
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