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  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015
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    PSW Staff 09/01/15 08:51 AM,
    As the Vans Warped Tour wraps up its 21st year, it remains not only the largest touring music festival in the United States, but also the longest running in North America. This year, the Vans Warped Tour once again lived up to that distinction, bringing 80 bands per day onto nine stages at 40 cities across the country with artists and fans among the first to experience the latest wireless technology from Sennheiser: evolution wireless D1. The challenges associated with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductConcertDigitalEngineerManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 09/01/15 08:28 AM,
    RCF USA announces the appointment of Northmar as manufacturer representative for the Pacific Northwest territory, effective September 1. Northmar will represent the RCF brand of products in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. “With over a half century of history in the territory, the strength of their long-term relationships with their customers and the synergy of products offered in their Pro Audio division makes Northmar the perfect choice for us,” says RCF USA national sales manager Tarik Solangi. Founded in 1952,… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 09/01/15 08:19 AM,
    As Singapore celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first National Day, Riedel Communications equipment supported all communications for technical and production-oriented coordination of the National Day Parade (NDP). Supplied and deployed as a complete solution, the Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system, Performer digital partyline intercom system, RockNet real-time audio network, and a variety of keypanels, beltpacks, and radios supported cueing of the cast members, as well as the light, sound, pyrotechnics, and other departments contributing to the Aug. 9… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConcertDigitalEngineerManufacturerMonitoringSystemWireless

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    PSW Staff 09/01/15 07:03 AM,
    The ListenWiFi Personal Listening System from Listen Technologies Corporation was recently installed at the new 80,000 square-foot student recreation center at the University of California, Riverside. The center serves as the hub of recreational, intramural, and club sports on campus, offering a 21,000-square foot weight area, 100 cardio machines, a wide variety of fitness and recreational classes, a 237,000-gallon pool, drop-in basketball, volleyball and badminton games, intramural sports and clubs, and a 32-foot climbing wall called “The Rock.” Clovis, California-based… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalInstallationManufacturerMonitoringSystemWireless

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    PSW Staff 09/01/15 06:51 AM,
    John Harris, music mixer for the Stravinsky Hall at the Montreux Jazz Festival and partner in Music Mix Mobile, along with head technician Jerome Blondel and technician Rene Weis, use Waves SoundGrid technology and Waves plugins for mixing the Montreux Jazz Festival 2015 in the “Le Voyager” Broadcast Truck.  Jerome Blondel says, “The configuration we used in Le Voyager for mixing the Montreux Jazz Festival’s broadcast for the Stravinsky Hall was a SSL C200 HD console.” “In order to run… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConcertConsolesDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMonitoringProcessorSoftwareStudio

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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
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEngineerTechnician

  • 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
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerPowerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Monday, August 31, 2015
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    PSW Staff 08/31/15 03:12 PM,
    Auralex Acoustics is now shipping enhanced “v2” models of the Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusors. The new and improved design is based on customer input and extensive testing.  These handmade, environmentally friendly bamboo sound diffusors offer craftsmanship and aesthetics to complement any space. They feature sharper angles and updated construction that enhances the premium performance that these diffusors are known for.  In addition to enhanced v2’s of the popular Sustain Prism, Sustain Lens, Sustain QuadraTec and Sustain Pyramid, Auralex is offering… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVInstallationManufacturerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

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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
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsBusinessConsolesDigitalEngineerInterconnectMonitoringSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 08/31/15 12:31 PM,
    Bose Professional expands its portable P.A. offerings with the introduction of the F1 model 812 flexible array loudspeaker and F1 subwoofer. Designed to serve an even broader set of applications than L1 systems, F1 Model 812 is the first powered portable loudspeaker that lets users optimize sound by creating up to four different vertical coverage patterns. The F1 system provides versatility for a wide range of applications and venues, easy setup, aesthetically pleasing design, and rugged durability. With the F1… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer