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  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    PSW Staff 06/20/12 09:44 AM,
    dbTechnologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Viva Afrika Sound & Light (Pty) Ltd as the exclusive distributor for all product lines in the territory of sub-Sahara Africa. “dBTechnologies fit in perfectly with our company vision: to offer high quality loudspeakers at competitive pricing to the South African market,” explains Bernhard Pienaar, Director of Viva Afrika. “We are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with dBTechnologies.” Bernard Pienaar and co-owner Luis Madiera set up Viva Afrika over… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductionAudioBusinessInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, June 18, 2012
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 06/18/12 03:08 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Who’s in charge of a sound check? While the answer could be, “It depends,” I would say 97.6 percent of the time in church settings, the house mix engineer should be in charge. I’ll deal with the other 2.4 percent in a minute. It’s For the Engineer The main sound person should be in charge of sound check because he (or she) is the reason there is a sound check in the first… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBusinessConsolesEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • psw
    PSW Staff 06/18/12 11:48 AM,
    Staging at a Radiohead concert in Toronto collapsed prior to the show on Saturday, June 16, killing one person and injuring three others. The Toronto Star reports that the man killed was Scott Johnson, 33, the drum tech for the band. In a statement on the Radiohead website (here), drummer Philip Selway states: “We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague. He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBlogBusinessStageAudio

  • infocomm
    PSW Staff 06/18/12 10:26 AM,
    InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas is officially a wrap, with more than 930 exhibitors occupying more than 487,000 net square feet of exhibit and special events space, combined with industry training, certification, special events and more. InfoComm states that 34,268 AV professionals were in attendance from more than 90 countries, a four percent increase over InfoComm 2011. “InfoComm continues to be the one tradeshow where most professional AV service providers make their important buying decisions for the year,” states Randal… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureVideoProductAVBusinessInstallationManufacturerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Saturday, June 16, 2012
    PSW Staff 06/16/12 03:07 PM,
    A new study by Acclaro Growth Partners is projecting that audiovisual products and services will become a $115 billion global industry by 2015. The 2012 Global AV Market Definition and Strategy Study, conducted on behalf of InfoComm International is the only worldwide study aimed at sizing the commercial audiovisual industry. The growth of conferencing, signal management, AV acquisition and delivery equipment and streaming media resulted in an eleven percent compound annual growth in demand for AV products and services between… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessInstallationAudio

  • Friday, June 15, 2012
    Tom Young 06/15/12 08:38 AM,
    When faced with a need for either a significant improvement to an existing sound system or an entirely new sound system, the most often-heard advise is “hire a qualified consultant.” Or at least it should be. But many churches balk at the notion of paying a fee to a professional to help with sound system needs. The thinking: this is not money well spent because there always seems to be “someone” in the congregation confident in his own abilities to… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollBusinessEngineerInstallationSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianAudio

  • Thursday, June 14, 2012
    pro production web
    Andrew Dawson 06/14/12 12:45 PM,
    Have you decided to take the big plunge into pictures by turning your once humble audio room into a full-fledged video facility? Or perhaps you merely wish to have some basic audio-for-video capabilities so you can do audio for TV commercials as well as radio spots. Either way, welcome to the world of synchronization. Despite what you my think about sync to picture, it isn’t as easy as it seems. “Hey, I deal with timecode every day,” you say. Sure,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingProductionFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioRecordingVideoBusinessDigital Audio WorkstationsEthernetMixerProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/14/12 07:30 AM,
    The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has announced the names of the 2012 Movers & Shakers Award – an award which recognizes individuals who have had a significant influence on the industry during the past year. The winners will be recognized Thursday, June 14, from 3 pm – 5 pm during the NSCA Member Appreciation Reception in NSCA booth C11536 at InfoComm 2012. During the reception NSCA will also recognize Gary Venable Sr. of All Systems Designed Solutions, who has… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessEducationManufacturerAudio

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    PSW Staff 06/13/12 03:05 PM,
    Zeehi, an entertainment technology company dedicated to developing solutions to improve the workflow of global entertainment production professionals, has announced the Beta Release of the CueCast Digital Mixing Console User File Conversion Service. CueCast provides front-of-house and monitor engineers, sound reinforcement companies, broadcasters, performing arts facilities and production managers the ability to quickly and easily convert show files between different digital audio mixing console formats. The current Beta Release of CueCast converts the most commonly used features and functions including… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollBusinessConcertSoftwareSound ReinforcementAudio

  • turbosound
    PSW Staff 06/13/12 08:08 AM,
    Music Group has announced the acquisition of professional loudspeaker manufacturer Turbosound. Based in West Sussex, England, Turbosound has remained at the forefront of loudspeaker technology through three decades, earning the prestigious Queen’s Award three times, including for Innovation in 2012. The addition of Turbosound allows Music Group to round out their professional and touring sound offerings alongside Midas and Klark Teknik. Music Group founder and CEO Uli Behringer states, “Since the acquisition of Midas and Klark Teknik we have been… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio