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  • Tuesday, December 06, 2011
    systems
    Ethan Wetzell 12/06/11 03:06 PM,
    While the topic of audio media transport has been (and continues to be) examined extensively, the area of control standards has not been as adequately addressed. As a result, Open Control Architecture (OCA) is being developed and promoted by the OCA Alliance, a group of nine audio manufacturers working toward the goal of creating an open public standard for control operations of media networking devices. Previously (here), I discussed the scope and goals of OCA, but there is another question… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAVEthernetNetworking

  • live sound
    Daniel Abelson 12/06/11 02:42 PM,
    Pete Townsend’s masterpiece rock opera Tommy resides in rarified air among rock’s greatest compositions. The Who’s double-LP wowed musical audiences of the late 1960s with its storytelling, fresh and powerful chording, interwoven musical motifs, and epic musicianship. So challenging a piece to play live, the band historically only performed popular selections from the work, and even their career-defining performance at Woodstock left some of the opera’s compositions off the set list. Fortunately Roger Daltrey, lead singer/front man for The Who… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollAmplifierConcertEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • biamp
    PSW Staff 12/06/11 12:15 PM, 0 Comments
    Biamp Systems has announced the addition of Bruce Jandrey as its newest area manager, which has him overseeing sales and installations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Ontario, Canada. He will report to Todd Bergum, regional manager, Biamp Systems. “Hiring Bruce provides us with an experienced sales professional who will be a valuable resource for our customers as he helps them increase their business,” says Bruce Stimpson, Western regional director for Biamp Systems. “Bruce has strong AV industry relationships,… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerAudio

  • soundcraft
    PSW Staff 12/06/11 11:54 AM, 0 Comments
    To fulfill the demands of a variety of events, Kevin Mignone, president of Albertson, New York-based KM Productions, recently purchased two Soundcraft Vi1 consoles. Mignone felt it was necessary to upgrade to more reliable, cost-effective consoles that could provide greater flexibility for his clients, which includes Vali, a high-end event band. Vali, an exclusive performance band that typically plays at large wedding events weekly, including Chelsea Clinton’s wedding in July 2011, relies on KM Productions to provide its audio systems,… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

  • microhones
    PSW Staff 12/06/11 11:38 AM, 0 Comments
    iSEMcon has introduced the EMX-7150, a 1/4-inch measurement microphone that has a 10Hz to 20 kHz, IEC61672 class frequency response, designed for room and recording studio analysis, as well as indoor and open-air sound reinforcement measurements. The EMX-7150 is an omnidirectional type microphone and the first to include the free field and derived diffuse field calibration data at no additional cost (calibration chart and ASCII-Data on CD). It can be powered with phantom power and handles sound pressure levels up… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVMeasurementMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • PSW Staff 12/06/11 07:45 AM, 0 Comments
    Insomniac, one of the largest electronic musical festival companies in the United States, recently hosted an art car at Burning Man that featured a Powersoft Digimod driven mobile sound system. Sound Investment Audio, the production company that provides sound, video and lighting for the majority of Insomniac events, was tapped to create the mobile system. Burning Man is an annual week-long art and lifestyle festival that takes place in the playa, an ancient lake bed in the Black Rock Desert… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierConcertManufacturerSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, December 05, 2011
    software
    PSW Staff 12/05/11 11:05 AM, 0 Comments
    Audiofile Engineering, creators of professional audio software for Mac OS X and iOS, has announced the release of Quiztones for Mac as well as an update to the iOS version for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Quiztones is an ear training application designed to help audio professionals and musicians accomplish better mixing, recording and live sound. Quiztones uses quizzes to engage users in training exercises from frequency tones to EQ boosts/cuts on pink noise, instrument loops, and songs in a… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

  • aviom
    PSW Staff 12/05/11 10:50 AM, 0 Comments
    Aviom has announced that Pro64 firmware version 4.35 and Pro64 Network Manager version 2.1 are now available for download, providing additional flexibility to Aviom’s m-control mic preamp control protocol for Yamaha digital consoles, as well as the ability to seamlessly extend Pro64 networks while the network is running. The new m-control feature allows users to select from two methods of mapping mic preamp gain settings from the Yamaha console to the gain and pad settings of Aviom’s Pro64 Series mic… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMonitoringNetworkingSoftware

  • image
    PSW Staff 12/05/11 10:37 AM, 1 Comment
    Sennheiser has launched a new online Recording Sound Academy (RSA), designed to help aspiring producers and engineers achieve their dreams and create a great sounding mix. Through a partnership with audio software and hardware manufacturer Steinberg, Sennheiser is providing recording enthusiasts with the opportunity to have their mixes reviewed and evaluated by accomplished, award winning engineers including Grammy winners David Thoener (Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie), Karl Richardson (Eric Clapton, Bee Gees, Barbra Streisand), Al Schmitt (Steely Dan, Ray Charles)… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollEducationManufacturerMicrophoneStudio

  • Friday, December 02, 2011
    digital consoles
    PSW Staff 12/02/11 12:50 PM, 0 Comments
    Soundcraft Studer will be hosting an open house on Monday, December 5 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The session will take place in Harman’s 73-foot-long Soundcraft Studer truck at the offices of M&L Sound, with support from Vision2 Marketing, Harman’s regional rep. The open house session will feature hands-on sessions with Soundcraft and Studer digital audio consoles. Specific products include the Soundcraft Vi1 and Si Compact and Studer Vista 9 and Vista 5 M2-22 consoles, covering applications ranging from live sound in… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVConsolesEducationManufacturerAudio