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  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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    PSW Staff 09/02/15 12:32 PM,
    Listen Technologies Corporation announces the appointment of Maile L. Keone to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. The announcement was made by Russ Gentner, president and CEO of Listen Technologies, and reflects the continued strength of Listen’s management team. Over the past two years, Keone has worked as Listen Technologies vice president of marketing, where she spearheaded new branding efforts for the company and helped launch several new products, including the Listen WiFi systems, ListenIR line and… View this post
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    Bobby Owsinski 09/02/15 12:29 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   The people that read my blog run about 50/50, seasoned pros to beginners in the business, and this post is aimed directly at those that don’t have a lot of recording experience. It’s an excerpt from How To Make Your Band Sound Great that covers the mindset of recording, not the technical part. There are so many great artists, bands, musicians, engineers, and producers out there, and so much written about how… View this post
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    PSW Staff 09/02/15 09:07 AM,
    dBTechnologies has named American Music & Sound (AM&S) as its exclusive distributor for the United States. Based in Los Angeles, California, AM&S is part of Jam Industries Group as a distributor of Pro Audio and Musical Instrument products from several manufacturers. With operations in Los Angeles and Memphis, AM&S is centrally located to all regions of the USA and has a unique sales distribution network, serving all Pro Audio, Musical Instruments and contractor markets. Having initiated talks earlier this year,… View this post
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    PSW Staff 09/02/15 07:12 AM,
    During the 2015 Lollapalooza festival, mix engineer Chris Shepard test drove one of the first Dangerous Music 2-Bus+ summing amps with Paul McCartney and Metallica in the American Mobile studio truck. Shepard was anxious to hear the new integrated processing capabilities, especially the unique Paralimit, as well as the custom transformer control called ‘X-Former.’ “The 2-Bus+ is my new secret weapon,” says Shepard, owner of American Mobile, his company for over 20 years specializing in mobile music recording and live… View this post
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  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015
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    PSW Staff 09/01/15 12:42 PM,
    Hybrid Studios, Orange County recording studio and sound stage, hosted the next generation of songwriters and musicians in The Collective Music Summer Music Academy for the recording portion of their summer camp and tour. “It is important to us at The Collective Sound to provide an authentic recording experience to the young musicians attending our 3 week summer academy,” said Zac Smith, the program’s founder and executive director. “Hybrid is a world class studio and certainly provides them with a… View this post
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    PSW Staff 09/01/15 11:45 AM,
    The live ceremony for the second annual Pensado Awards took place on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA. The event attendees read like a who’s-who of the audio community, with over 700 in attendance, including prominent TV personality, producer and musician Randy Jackson (American Idol, Journey, etc.), producer Young Guru (Jay Z, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey), producer Quincy Jones, producer/recording artist Dave Stewart, producer/engineer Al Schmitt, vocalist Patti Austin, songwriter and vocalist Siedah Garrett and… View this post
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    PSW Staff 09/01/15 06:35 AM,
    In an unprecedented staff increase, Vintage King Audio has added four talented sales reps to its Los Angeles team: Matt Knobel, Bill Learned, Dylan Wood and Thomas O’Conor. Born in Florida and raised in Queens, Matt Knobel started out as a rock drummer, but soon chose engineering as his career path. After studying at The Center for Media Art, he began working at studios around New York, including Media Sound, Platinum Island and Power Station. He next took to the… View this post
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  • live sound
    M. Erik Matlock 09/01/15 05:22 AM,
    In the midst of a fairly frantic load-in for a show in San Antonio, we made a horrible discovery. The lighting rig, the sound system, the entire show was dead. Because the trunk full of feeder cable was missing. We were (literally) about a thousand miles from the shop. Not a good situation, especially when the clock was ticking and there was less than six hours to showtime. For those who don’t know, feeder cable is that stuff that defies… View this post
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  • Monday, August 31, 2015
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    PSW Staff 08/31/15 12:33 PM,
    Grace Community Church, with campuses in Texas and California, has an almost 10-year relationship with Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro). Melqui Alvarez, audio director for Grace Community Church, has been working with Troy Hanchett, GC Pro account manager at the division’s Houston, Texas location, since 2006. “Troy and I sit down and we talk,” says Alvarez, who has also been in charge of the church’s technical department since January 2015. “He sets aside the time so we can make the… View this post
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    PSW Staff 08/31/15 12:01 PM,
    SynAudCon has announced that registration for the three-day Sound Reinforcement for Technicians (SRT) seminar, held in the Chicago metropolitan area October 5-7, is now open. SRT utilizes a multi-media presentation that will instruct attendees on how to understand the audio signal chain, establish the proper gain structure, maximize the signal-to-noise ratio, and equalize the system. During SRT, the measurement of voltage, impedance, polarity, SPL and STIPA will be demonstrated. More importantly, attendees will learn what these measurements mean and how… View this post
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