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  • Friday, December 09, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/09/11 11:54 AM, 0 Comments
    Shure has introduced the A300SM, a new shock mount for the KSM353 ribbon microphone. More than 18 months in development, the mount provides exceptional isolation, securely mating to the microphone while complementing the simple metallic styling of the KSM353. The KSM353’s 1.5-pound weight and lack of a secure attachment point posed distinct challenges to achieving these goals. “Shock mounting a heavy microphone is a delicate balancing act,” explains Chad Wiggins, director of wired microphones at Shure.  “If the support straps… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophone

  • Thursday, December 08, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/08/11 01:31 PM, 0 Comments
    Eminence Speaker has introduced three advanced high-power additions to the Professional Series: the Impero 12A, 15A, and 18A. Italian for “empire,” Impero sets the tone for this elite offering of high-quality, hand-built loudspeakers. Using high motor strength with balanced Vas and Mms, the Impero series plays extremely loud and low in compact vented designs. Advancements include a 1/2-inch thick by 7.5-inch diameter machined top plate, one piece machined T-yoke, and a 4-inch deep wound fiberglass voice coil. These features, combined… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductLoudspeaker

  • clair global
    PSW Staff 12/08/11 11:33 AM, 1 Comment
    Clair Global has introducied the CF 1090 Fractal Antenna for live entertainment applications worldwide. The creation of the CF 1090 is a study in guided serendipity. In the summer of 2010, Clair Global acquired Wireless First. Both the company’s founder, Kevin Sanford and his chief engineer Josh Flower had been working on a new wireless antenna in their shop for several years. Now, as part of the Clair team, they moved quickly to take advantage of Clair’s resources. The final… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementWireless

  • qsc audio
    PSW Staff 12/08/11 11:21 AM, 0 Comments
    QSC Audio Products has been named one of the Top Orange County Workplaces for the second year in a row, according to the daily newspaper, The Orange County Register. The results were based upon anonymous survey results from almost 20,000 employees from various companies surveyed throughout the region. For the survey, employees were asked to respond anonymously to 20 statements about their workplace experience and the leadership at their company. The company rankings were then independently calculated by survey firm… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessManufacturerAudio

  • xta
    PSW Staff 12/08/11 10:52 AM, 0 Comments
    Richard Fleming has been promoted to the role of application and support manager at XTA Electronics. With more than 20 years experience in research and development, the last six at XTA, Fleming brings a wealth experience to the position. He has also worked with Klark Teknik and Laney/HH Amplification. Fleming has had a very proactive role within the R&D department at XTA, demonstrating equipment and helping customers with technical issues, something that he will be doing even more of in… View this post
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  • microphones
    PSW Staff 12/08/11 08:46 AM, 0 Comments
    Hal Leonard Books has published Microphones & Mixers ($39.99) by Bill Gibson, an updated second edition of Book 1 in the 6-book Hal Leonard Recording Method series and includes a DVD ROM and online media. As the first book in the series, Microphones & Mixers covers the critical first steps in a truly organized path through the entire recording process. Topics include how professional microphones work, which to choose and why (plus accepted techniques for using them), understanding the signal… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductConsolesEducationMicrophoneMixerStudioAudio

  • gibson
    PSW Staff 12/08/11 07:52 AM, 0 Comments
    Gibson Guitar has announced the creation of its pro audio division through the acquisition of the platform assets of the Stanton Group, comprised of KRK Systems, Cerwin-Vega! and Stanton DJ. Together, the companies will form Gibson Pro Audio division, which will be headquartered in Nashville, TN. The closing of this acquisition marks Gibson’s further expansion into the pro audio market with loudspeaker, monitor and electronics technology. In addition, Stanton Group gives Gibson the ability to leverage its existing research and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerAudio

  • altinex
    PSW Staff 12/08/11 07:38 AM, 0 Comments
    Altinex has announced the release of AVSnap Version 5, the latest revision to the company’s AV systems design and control software. Designed to facilitate a complete development environment for any size AV system, the new AVSnap V5 offers numerous enhancements designed to make AV system sales professionals, design engineers, installers, and programmers more productive. AVSnap V5 offers a design interface tailored to both advanced users and beginners. Built-in and user-defined libraries make it easy to use any manufacturer’s equipment, highly… View this post
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  • image
    PSW Staff 12/08/11 07:28 AM, 0 Comments
    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announced a new education and outreach initiative with the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) where the group will host a mini-conference called “Best Practices in Identifying, Selling and Managing Systems Integration Projects” at NAMM’s Hands-On-Training (H.O.T.) Zone area on Thursday, Jan. 19 from noon to 6 p.m. NSCA’s sessions will include a keynote by NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson customized exclusively for the smaller sound contractors and music retailers who offer system installation… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessEducationAudio

  • church sound
    Gary Zandstra 12/08/11 06:29 AM,
    As a frequent participant in Civil War re-enactments, I enjoy the opportunity to don clothes made out of wool and fire my 1861 Springfield replica. What I also enjoy is no cell phone, no iPad… no electronics at all… Call it nostalgic, but it’s attractive to escape to this simpler life. Note, however, that simpler does not necessarily mean easier. It’s fun to cook over an open fire, and the food always tastes great, but it’s also a lot more… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollEducationEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementTechnician