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  • Tuesday, August 09, 2011
    Rick Kamlet 08/09/11 02:50 PM, 0 Comments
    This is the fourth segment in our series on design principles for distributed systems. For additional reading, be sure to check out the first, second, and third articles within the series. Subwoofers can make the difference between good and great business music systems. Light background or foreground music might not require subwoofers; however, even in systems where the bass doesn’t need to be a dominant factor, having clean, full low frequencies can make a big difference in the customers’ enjoyment… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAVBusinessInstallationInterconnectLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwooferAudio

  • Thursday, August 04, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/04/11 11:41 AM, 0 Comments
    L-Acoustics will be hosting KARA and SB18 demos in three US cities—Chicago, New York and Dallas—later this year. In addition to putting KARA and SB18 through a series of comparative listening tests, L-Acoustics will be demonstrating several of its other compact systems, including the coaxial 12XT, self-powered 108P and companion SB15P sub. “Our initial East Coast KARA and SB18 demos back in January were such an overwhelming success that we’ve decided to return again this fall, as well as host… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVBusinessEducationLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSubwooferAudio

  • Wednesday, August 03, 2011
    digital consoles
    PSW Staff 08/03/11 01:49 PM, 0 Comments
    Effective immediately, Bruno Hochstrasser returns to Studer as general manager, reporting to Andy Trott (vice president and general manager, mixing and microphones & headphones). Bruno Hochstrasser joined Studer in 1971 and was highly instrumental in Studer’s domination of the high-quality, recording studio tape machine market with iconic models like the A800 (he was actually the product manager for its launch in 1978!), amongst many others. In 1990, Hochstrasse became president of Studer. During the 1990s, the company reinvented itself following… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessConsolesManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • tape baking
    Kyle P. Snyder 08/03/11 08:35 AM, 8 Comments
    In late 2008 I was called out by a friend to repair a Studer tape deck; an A827, which I had never used before. While I was very fortunate that the studio owned both the original alignment tape and tentelometer, the original (rather aged and unused) tape shed like crazy because of its storage conditions, and our inability to bake the tape before use. Baking has gotten myself and many a colleague out of a sticky (ha ha) situation. However,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogTechnologistOpinionPollBusinessEducationStudioAudio

  • audinate
    PSW Staff 08/03/11 06:59 AM, 0 Comments
    Audinate has elected David Krall as chairman of its board of directors. His election as chairman comes at a time of rapid growth for Audinate, completing its most recent fiscal year (ending June 30, 2011) with almost double its revenues from the prior year. Krall originally joined Audinate’s board of directors earlier this year, and he also currently serves as executive chair of QSecure in addition to serving on the board of directors of Progress Software (NASDAQ: PRGS). Krall brings… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerNetworkingAudio

  • Tuesday, August 02, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/02/11 04:21 PM, 2 Comments
    EAW has appointed John Speck to the position of marketing director. He has a long history with the company, having served on the marketing team from 1995-2000 and as an outside consultant in the years since. “It’s very rare in our industry to find a person who can both understand an innovation at the technical level and also communicate that innovation in a compelling, non-technical way,” says Jeff Rocha, EAW president. “John is such a person, as he proved over… View this post
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    Rick Kamlet 08/02/11 04:02 PM, 0 Comments
    This is the third segment in our series on design principles for distributed systems. For additional reading, be sure to check out the first and second articles within the series. A number of different patterns can be used for laying out ceiling loudspeakers, and each pattern can be implemented in different degrees of layout density. The pattern and density selected for an installation affect: • Evenness of coverage • Sound level capability of the system • Intelligibility • Power amplification… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAVBusinessInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Monday, August 01, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/01/11 05:01 PM, 0 Comments
    Audio-Technica has announced that Westchester, PA-based Lienau AV Associates has been presented with A-T’s prestigious President’s Award. The award was presented by Philip Cajka, Audio-Technica U.S. president and CEO, and Tracy Brefka, Audio-Technica territory manager, professional products, to Lienau AV Associates principal Eric Schwartz. The award was presented at a ceremony during this year’s InfoComm Expo this past June in Orlando. The award recognizes a leading manufacturer’s representative for outstanding commitment and dedication during the Audio-Technica 2010/2011 fiscal year. Lienau… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneWirelessAudio

  • recording
    Bobby Owsinski 08/01/11 11:23 AM, 16 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   I think it’s safe to say that we’re at the end of the “album age,” and although the format will hold on for a while, it’s clearly waning in popularity. I’ve given this a lot of thought and have come up with what I think are the reasons, but be aware, they’re not all exactly what the popular wisdom assumes. So let’s begin with the six reasons why the album format has,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessStudioAudio

  • Friday, July 29, 2011
    PSW Staff 07/29/11 03:49 PM, 0 Comments
    On July 26 (2011), in a first-of-its-kind event, The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing brought music producers together with U.S. congressional leaders on Capitol Hill for a day that included meetings, a panel discussion and musical demonstrations. The event addressed industry issues while also providing insight into the essential role that producers and engineers play in the music recording process. The activities were part of the Academy’s DC-based Grammys on the Hill initiative. The broad-based delegation of producers included… View this post
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