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  • Wednesday, March 06, 2013
    Mike Sessler 03/06/13 02:13 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I know a lot of churches that mix monitors from front of house. For most of my church career, that’s been the case. To be sure, having a dedicated monitor position, console and engineer is a lot easier, but it’s not practical for most of us. And while we’d all love to have all our musicians and vocalists on in-ears, wedges still are a fact of life for many churches. For most of… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerMixerMonitoringSignalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/06/13 01:18 PM,
    On the heels of the just-released MPC Studio, Akai Professional has now released MPC Software v1.3, the latest iteration of the powerful DAW for MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio. The MPC Software v1.3 update focuses primarily on workflow and flexibility. The plugin architecture has been completely overhauled and now supports multi-timbral VST and AU plugins and allows access to the same plugin across multiple sequences. Entire programs can now be created by simply dragging and dropping sample folders onto a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigital Audio WorkstationsManufacturerSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/06/13 12:40 PM,
    Allen & Heath is now shipping the new ME (Pronounced ‘Me”) Personal Mixing System, a next generation personal monitoring solution, universally compatible with Allen & Heath and other pro digital mixers. Central to the ME system is the small, easy to use and fully-customizable ME-1 personal mixer, powered and connected via CAT5 and capable of managing up to 42 sources. The accompanying ME-U hub enables star connection of multiple ME-1 mixers and interconnection to other professional digital mixers via MADI,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductMixerMonitoringSoftwareSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/06/13 12:16 PM,
    With the completion last week of its acquisition of Martin Professional and the foundation of a lighting business unit within Harman Professional, Harman today announced two key promotions. Effective immediately, Lars Dige Knudsen is promoted to Vice President, General Manager, Lighting Strategic Business Unit, Harman Professional (taking over from Martin’s previous CEO Christian Engsted), and Villads Thomsen is promoted to Vice President, Global Sales, Lighting Strategic Business Unit, Harman Professional.  According to Blake Augsburger, President Harman Professional, these moves will… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingBusinessManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 03/06/13 11:30 AM,
    Turbosound’s switchable active/passive two-way TCS loudspeakers and TXD subwoofers have been installed in one of India’s most prestigious private schools. St Helena’s Girls School in Pune — dubbed ‘the Oxford of the East’ — is located in the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. School officials recently had a new sound reinforcement system installed in a newly built school auditorium. Two pairs of 60 x 40 TCS-122/64 loudspeakers are affixed to each side of the stage with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 03/06/13 11:18 AM,
    Entertainment lighting and control manufacturer High End Systems is pleased to announce that Fons de Vreede has rejoined the company as Business Development Manager, Digital Lighting Division.  Fons’ job responsibilities will focus on sales of the HES Digital product line in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, India and Africa, with improving visibility and increasing market penetration as further goals. “I am looking forward to working with High End Systems again, promoting this highly exciting Digital Lighting product line,” Fons comments.… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingBusinessManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 03/06/13 11:09 AM,
    Movek LLC, distributors of myMix have appointed three new rep firms in the United States. The SG Group for Southern California, Clark County Nevada and AZ, Pro Media Marketing for the Eastern Central States and MMI Marketing for the NYC/NJ Metro Area.  “We are psyched about this product and about its potential in our territory—myMix is a tool that brings a lot of value with it,” stated Steve Gorski, SGI Group, about the new development.  The company stated that recent… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsBusinessConcertMixerMonitoringStudio

  • audio measurement
    Ken DeLoria 03/06/13 09:57 AM,
    Last time out (here), we looked at early forms of audio measurement equipment, including chart recorders, heterodyne analyzers, and real-time analyzers (RTAs). Now let’s pick it up with fast Fourier transform analyzers (FFTs), which are still in widespread use the world over in a variety of forms. In addition to accurately characterizing audio signals, FFTs are used for vibration analysis, order analysis of rotating machinery, RF and microwave measurements, and many other purposes. One could say they’re the gold standard… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/06/13 09:51 AM,
    Popular German entertainer Helene Fischer played a pair of shows at the Berlin Velodrom in mid-December with lighting designer Jerry Appelt incorporating a host of Martin MAC luminaires into his design, including the new MAC III AirFX, along with visually stunning set elements like large movable “doors” constructed of Martin LC Plus Series video panels. “The MAC III AirFX has a real dominant beam, it’s nice and bright,” Jerry said of the 1500-watt moving head fixture. “We used them as… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingVideoConcert

  • primacoustic
    PSW Staff 03/06/13 08:57 AM,
    The full line of Primacoustic acoustical treatment products can now be found in Sketchup’s Component Library/3D Warehouse, a modeling program that is widely used by designers in a variety of fields to create layouts and models. Primacoustic product specialist Jay Porter says, “Primacoustic has been using the software to assist with acoustic treatment layouts for customers and for product design for over three years, and has amassed a collection of 53 Sketchup models representing our entire product line. “Sharing these… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsProductAVMeasurementSignalSoftware