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  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    PSW Staff 02/11/14 05:16 PM,
    Renkus-Heinz has announced the appointment of Jack Aragon Marketing and Sales (J.A.M.S.) as its new representative for the Rockies, representing the company in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as southeast Idaho, eastern Montana, and El Paso, Texas. Established in 2009, J.A.M.S. is run by industry veteran Jack Aragon, and specializes in professional audio, commercial audio, and musical Instruments. “We’re very pleased to welcome Jack and the J.A.M.S. team to Renkus-Heinz,” states Rik Kirby, Renkus-Heinz VP of… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAmplifierAVBusinessLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerNetworkingProcessor

  • consoles
    PSW Staff 02/11/14 05:10 PM,
    While it’s still common to see tours carrying racks of outboard processing and effects gear (of analog and digital varieties) for mix enhancement and to optimize certain system facets, the ability of modern digital consoles to provide these same capabilities is changing the game. Overall, the quantity of outboard gear needed to accomplish the same (and more) functionality has lessened, in some cases dramatically. Even smaller-scale mixers of recent vintage provide considerable capacity, ranging from multi-band EQ to sophisticated “signature”… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductConsolesDigitalMixerProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • ssl
    PSW Staff 02/11/14 04:57 PM,
    Solid State Logic is continuing to add to its U.S. reseller network for SSL Live consoles with the appointment of Hi-Tech Audio. Headquartered in Hayward, CA, Hi-Tech Audio is a long-time provider of professional audio rental, sales and services for everything from houses of worship across the U.S. to concert tours and music festivals around the world. “SSL is a name synonymous with the highest quality of audio recording control,” says Louis Adamo, president of Hi-Tech Audio. “Now that the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessConsolesManufacturerMixer

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    Mike Sessler 02/11/14 04:24 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I don’t know why, but things seem to come in waves. Lately, the wave has been wireless microphones. I’ve heard from several people recently who are having trouble with their systems, and most of the problems revolve around two main issues: improper design and installation, and frequency coordination. Today I’ll tackle the first issue, and next time will hit the second one. Wireless is harder than you think. Once you move beyond one… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • nsca
    PSW Staff 02/11/14 03:10 PM,
    The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has announced Bob Coffeen as the association’s annual Per Haugen Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Coffeen will be recognized on Saturday, March 1, 2014, during NSCA’s 16th annual Business & Leadership Conference in Dallas. “We’re honored to pay tribute to someone who continues to move the industry forward,” says NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson. “Bob has committed his professional life to combining architecture and audio technology. He serves as a great example to many new… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsTrainingAVBusinessEducationTechnician

  • recording
    Matthew Weiss 02/11/14 03:04 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Every mix presents a challenge. Most mixes present several challenges. But there are a few that challenge you every step along the way. Here are the four horsemen of the Mix-Pacalypse, and how to conquer them. 1. The Under-Produced Record You get the session, you pop it open, and it’s a kick, a snare, hi-hat, vocal, bass line and a single lead instrument. The parts don’t really change, there’s no… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMixerProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 02/11/14 02:57 PM,
    Harman’s JBL Professional has announced the VRX Line Array Calculator (LAC) for its popular and widely used VRX Constant Curvature Series loudspeakers. The VRX LAC offers an accurate and easy-to-learn design tool that allows configuration of VRX systems prior to deployment. “Since JBL introduced the first VRX loudspeakers, they have been used in virtually every imaginable environment, from theaters to houses of worship, sports facilities to schools, as portable or permanent sound reinforcement systems,” said Jon Sager, Senior Manager, Market… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsProductLine ArrayLoudspeakerSoftwareSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/11/14 02:41 PM,
    To produce more than 1,100 events over the course of a year, Jonathan Sage—who leads the Audio and Event Services area of the Media Technology Services department at Boston College—needs an inventory stocked with professional audio equipment that is easy to move around campus and is extremely versatile. Whether preparing for one of the university’s high-profile speaking engagements—which have featured a wide range of guests including then-Senator Barack Obama, Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh, actress Amy Poehler and poet Maya Angelou,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 02/11/14 02:34 PM,
    Already outfitted with Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems equipment, Tulalip Casino Resort in Tulalip, Washington recently upgraded its Destinations Lounge audio system with the new Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) product line. The system includes one MTX3 processor, two XMV4280 amplifiers, six VXS8 speakers, 16 VSC8W speakers, and two VXS10SW subs, all purchased on the recommendation of Clarity Media Group (CMG), Lake Oswego, Oregon. “We decided to use the Yamaha CIS products primarily based on the sound quality of the demo… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 02/11/14 02:24 PM,
    Crestron announced that it has licensed Audinate’s Dante media networking solution. The Dante solution is the market leader for digital media networking. The association between Crestron and Audinate enables Crestron to integrate Dante into any of its products. Crestron design and manufactures control and automation systems for corporate, industrial, educational and residential markets. Crestron provides the tools for centrally and globally controlling, managing and presenting information on a single, integrated network. Dante allows digital audio and control to be distributed… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVEthernetInstallationNetworking

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