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  • Wednesday, September 14, 2011
    live sound
    Kevin Young 09/14/11 03:45 PM,
    It’s fair to say that Bob Goldstein loves a challenge, and the bigger, the better. “We do really, really big, really, really well. Everyone puts in the effort. There’s no quit,” he says. Consequently, when Goldstein talks about his life and career, he does so by relating anecdotes that focus on the challenges – personal and professional – that he and MSI have proudly met over time. Some are a result of the incredibly complex jobs he delights in taking… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionFeatureSlideshowProductionAudioBusinessEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • church sound
    David McLain 09/14/11 02:49 PM, 1 Comment
    An important note: Equalization is the last step that should be taken in tuning a sound system. Unless a system is correctly designed and carefully set up, the equalization may not accomplish much, and could actually degrade the sound. Make sure your gain structure is correct before working through this process. There’s a podcast on the subject here. There are three basic approaches to tuning the system. The easiest method is the use of an automated room equalizer such as… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollMeasurementProcessorSystem

  • rupert neve consoles
    PSW Staff 09/14/11 02:33 PM, 1 Comment
    Producer, mixer and musician Mark Plati has installed a 16-channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 discrete analog mixing console, outfitted with 10 Portico 5032 mic pre/EQ, a 5042 tape emulator and two 5042 dual compressor/limiter modules, plus Tonelux ShadowMix fader automation, at Alice’s Restaurant, his private studio in New York City’s East Village. Plati, who is probably best known for his long working relationship with David Bowie, both in the studio and on the road, upgraded to the 5088 desk in… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductAnalogConsolesStudio

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    PSW Staff 09/14/11 11:00 AM, 0 Comments
    Lambeau Field, home to the reigning NFL champion Green Bay Packers, has implemented a new $2.5 million sound system overhaul that centers on Danley Sound Labs loudspeaker technology. Sixteen Danley Genesis Horns, model GH-60, combine with 19 Danley SH-100s, 56 Danley SH-micros and 14 Danley TH-118 subwoofers, to deliver clear, impactful sound to 73,000 impassioned Packers fans at every game. In addition, six universities have joined Brigham Young University and Northwestern University in implementing Danley-centered sound reinforcement solutions for their… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollInstallationSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • crossovers
    John Lenard Burnett 09/14/11 10:03 AM,
    This article is provided by Lenard Audio.   Read John’s introduction to crossovers here and his discussion of passive crossovers here. Active systems can be 2-way, 3-way, or 4-way.  The line level signal from the preamplifier or mixer is electronically filtered into the correct frequency bands to be sent to independent amplifiers that drive the bass loudspeaker, mid loudspeaker and tweeter separately.  The auditory difference between an active and passive loudspeaker system is noticed by everyone. A correctly set up… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAVEducationProcessorSignalAudio

  • audio-technica
    PSW Staff 09/14/11 09:29 AM, 0 Comments
    Award winning country music artist Clay Walker is now an endorser of microphones from Audio-Technica, and since the beginning of this year, he and his backing vocalists have used A-T microphones during their touring performances across the U.S. and Canada. Walker, who has won Radio & Records Best New Male Artist, Top New Male Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music, and Country Song Roundups’ Best New Male Vocalist Awards, is using A-T 5000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF wireless… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • l-acoustics
    PSW Staff 09/14/11 09:08 AM, 0 Comments
    More than a decade and a half after the debut of its popular ARCS, L-Acoustics has now officially unveiled the new ARCS II constant curvature line source loudspeaker. ARCS II benefits from a design exploiting L-Acoustics Wavefront Sculpture Technology (WST) in a constant curvature line source solution. Intended for medium to large rental productions, the system delivers power, bandwidth and coherence, along with flexible and predictable coverage. The bi-amplified ARCS II enclosure is based on a two-way active design and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 09/14/11 08:46 AM, 0 Comments
    Welcome to our quiz featuring 20 questions about stage monitoring and related issues. This is somewhat subjective and largely intended for entertainment purposes - better known as FUN for short - although there is fact and/or truth in many of the “correct” responses. Time for the obligatory non-apology: “We apologize if this quiz offends anyone. That is… er, is not... our intention. Besides, if you don’t like it, we’ll just claim you took it out of context.” Enjoy! 1) Why… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertEducationLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • recording
    Matthew Weiss 09/14/11 07:42 AM,
    This article is provided by the ProAudioFiles.   Andrew Dawson is a Grammy-Award winning engineer and producer. A fast rising-star on the scene, his credits include Kanye West, Common, T.I., Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, Lil Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross, Erykah Badu & more. He’s been the primary tracking & mix engineer for the last 4 Kanye West albums, including the latest, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” Andrew kindly took time out of his busy schedule to speak with me - Engineer… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerProcessorStudio

  • midas
    PSW Staff 09/14/11 07:07 AM, 1 Comment
    Midas has launched the VeniceF-16R, a 16-channel rack mount variant of its “digi-log” compact mixing console, the VeniceF. Designed by Alex Cooper, the VeniceF-16R comes with FireWire multi-channel digital audio interface, the full functionality and sound quality of the Midas XL3 EQ and filter section, Midas mic preamps, 100mm faders, increased channel and input count, a dual 7x2 matrix and a reorganized master section layout. It is also bundled with Propellerhead recording and processing trial software. The VeniceF-16R’s 16x16 FireWire… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductConsolesDigitalSoftware