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  • Friday, December 13, 2013
    middle atlantic
    PSW Staff 12/13/13 11:32 AM,
    Middle Atlantic Products has appointed Blake Brubaker as regional sales manager for Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. In his new position, Brubaker will manage sales for the A/V, security, data and residential market segments while ensuring that Middle Atlantic factory sales reps are properly trained and equipped with the right tools to effectively represent the company. He will also provide support with sales calls, trade shows and direct customer contact. Prior to joining Middle Atlantic, Brubaker spent… View this post
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  • Thursday, December 12, 2013
    PSW Staff 12/12/13 02:20 PM,
    As 2013 comes to a close many people will find themselves taking stock of what the year held for them, and perhaps making resolutions to accomplish more of their goals. It’s safe to say, in looking back at the last several months, Grammy award winning producer/mixing engineer Andrew Scheps might be looking forward to taking it a little easy, but probably not. His time is in high demand. Grammy award winning producer/mixing engineer Andrew Scheps is a favorite of many… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/12/13 01:25 PM,
    An API 1608 analog console will serve aspiring sound engineers at the Blackbird Academy recording school in Nashville, Tennessee. The school is based at the prestigious Blackbird Studio and will draw on their history, expertise, and industry connections to offer three educational curricula, totaling over 720 hours of horizon-expanding coursework. Class sizes will be small and will feature extensive hands-on lab time, including time in two of Blackbird’s eight recording studios, now reserved exclusively for educational use. The classroom space… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/12/13 01:08 PM,
    While there are sound principles behind decoupling monitor speakers from the surface on which they are sitting, not everyone has had an opportunity to experience the night-and-day difference in performance between near field monitors with and without isolation. “You really need to hear it,” says Ronan Chris Murphy, who independently reviewed the IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R155 adjustable acoustic isolation speaker stands for his web-based “Ronan’s Recording Show.” “The results were kind of mind-blowing,” reports Murphy in his recent 11-minute video review of… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessStudio

  • listen
    PSW Staff 12/12/13 09:25 AM,
    Listen Technologies has announced the appointment of Maile Keone as vice president of marketing, where she is responsible for developing and executing a clearly defined marketing and communications strategy that supports consistent business growth while enhancing brand equity and awareness. As a new member of Listen’s Executive Team, Keone reports directly to Russell Gentner, co-founder and CEO of Listen Technologies. She will lead the strategy and all marketing activities to achieve the company’s objectives of sales, growth, profitability, and visibility.… View this post
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    PSW Staff 12/12/13 09:00 AM,
    A 50-piece orchestra assembled at Ocean Way’s historic Studio A to record orchestral arrangements of Rihanna’s smash hit “Diamonds” for the first-ever Icon Award presented during the recent American Music Awards broadcast. “Producer Rickey Minor (Tonight Show with Jay Leno) called and asked me to write and conduct the orchestral arrangements over Rihanna’s existing rhythm tracks for her song ‘Diamonds’,” commented 4-time Grammy nominee Chris Walden.  “Our contractor Ernie Fields, Jr. put together a great group of musicians for a… View this post
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  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013
    PSW Staff 12/11/13 10:50 AM,
    Solid State Logic has kicked off the roll out of the U.S. reseller network for SSL Live consoles with the appointment of professional audio equipment and services company Spectrum Sound. Nashville-based Spectrum Sound has been serving the live sound industry for nearly 40 years and is well known for providing quality products, systems integration and support. “We are very excited to be a part of the SSL family and offer the new SSL Live console to the marketplace,” says Ken… View this post
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  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    line arrays
    Gary Gand 12/10/13 08:20 AM,
    Attention shoppers: the good news is that in this century, there is very little bad sound equipment. There are still plenty of bad engineers (not enough sleep and too much fun) and bad combinations of gear (70-volt clusters and powered mixers driving powered loudspeakers). But the stuff coming out of the factories - and even a lot of the proprietary (home brew) gear - is light years beyond the stuff we all got stuck with in the past. A not-so-famous… View this post
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  • Monday, December 09, 2013
    PSW Staff 12/09/13 09:03 AM,
    Canberra, Australia-based audio/visual company One Vision recently added a Soundcraft Si Compact console to its inventory, purchased through Jands, Soundcraft’s Australian distributor. “We wanted a console that would be more hands-on than the Yamaha consoles as far as the crossover between digital and analog,” states Frank Meany, managing director of One Vision. “Basically, we wanted a console with knobs on it as opposed to a console with buttons and scrolling pages of menus, it’s more intuitive.” Meany and his team… View this post
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  • mackie
    PSW Staff 12/09/13 07:21 AM,
    LOUD Technologies has announced Mark Altekruse as Western regional sales manager for the Mackie and Ampeg brands. Altekruse will utilize his background in pro audio sales and marketing to manage and collaborate with LOUD’s independent rep force to support the two brands’ dealer network in the western half of the U.S. Altekruse reports to Ernie Lansford, LOUD director of North American Sales, and will be based out his home office in San Jose, CA. “Mark has a deep understanding of… View this post
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