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  • Wednesday, August 03, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/03/11 04:05 PM, 0 Comments
    One of three convention facilities in the busy Boston area, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center is an integral part of the city’s historic center. Offering more than 190,000 square feet of all-weather exhibit space, the 23-year-old venue is presently several years into an ongoing, multi-phase renovation project. Currently the Hynes Convention Center is completing an upgrade to its audio systems, courtesy of Boston-based Adtech Systems. As Adtech’s Charles Crane explains, the project incorporates acoustical treatment and sound system… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVInstallationLoudspeakerMeasurement

  • line arrays
    PSW Staff 08/03/11 03:35 PM, 1 Comment
    The national championship of the Elite Club National League (ECNL) premier U.S. women’s traveling soccer league, held at the Aurora (Colorado) Sports Complex in suburban Denver in mid-July, featured sound reinforcement by Denver-based Summit Group Event Services, which chose to deploy Grund Audio Designs GALA Series line arrays and GA-L15 subwoofers. “For this year’s event,” Summit Group owner Paul Kocel explains, “we deployed three Grund Audio GA-1021Z enclosures per side atop two GA-L15 subwoofers. I typically refer to this setup… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    Peter Patrick 08/03/11 03:22 PM, 3 Comments
    In every project there are always a number of driving factors. However, determining the importance of each is key.  Use this checklist to carefully assess your system needs and you’ll be well on your way to a successful church sound system project. Priority of room purposes? This is critical when room acoustics are considered. Congregational singing benefits from strong room reflections, which naturally reinforce the singers voices. An acoustically “dead” space makes singing uncomfortable. On the other hand, the strength… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollInstallationInterconnectSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • digital consoles
    PSW Staff 08/03/11 01:49 PM, 0 Comments
    Effective immediately, Bruno Hochstrasser returns to Studer as general manager, reporting to Andy Trott (vice president and general manager, mixing and microphones & headphones). Bruno Hochstrasser joined Studer in 1971 and was highly instrumental in Studer’s domination of the high-quality, recording studio tape machine market with iconic models like the A800 (he was actually the product manager for its launch in 1978!), amongst many others. In 1990, Hochstrasse became president of Studer. During the 1990s, the company reinvented itself following… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessConsolesManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • microphones
    PSW Staff 08/03/11 11:20 AM, 1 Comment
    Welcome to our quiz featuring 20 questions about microphones 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.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollEducationMicrophone

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    Mike Slattery 08/03/11 08:59 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.   Large conference rooms require speech reinforcement so people at all locations can adequately hear each other. To perform speech reinforcement without acoustic feedback is difficult, add conferencing and it becomes complex. Controlling Acoustic Levels The following operations neglect any effect of room echo or room acoustics. Terms used for calculating properties: • D0: Distance from talker to the farthest listener. • D1: Distance from the source mic to the nearest loudspeaker. •… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAVLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • tape baking
    Kyle P. Snyder 08/03/11 08:35 AM, 8 Comments
    In late 2008 I was called out by a friend to repair a Studer tape deck; an A827, which I had never used before. While I was very fortunate that the studio owned both the original alignment tape and tentelometer, the original (rather aged and unused) tape shed like crazy because of its storage conditions, and our inability to bake the tape before use. Baking has gotten myself and many a colleague out of a sticky (ha ha) situation. However,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogTechnologistOpinionPollBusinessEducationStudioAudio

  • audinate
    PSW Staff 08/03/11 06:59 AM, 0 Comments
    Audinate has elected David Krall as chairman of its board of directors. His election as chairman comes at a time of rapid growth for Audinate, completing its most recent fiscal year (ending June 30, 2011) with almost double its revenues from the prior year. Krall originally joined Audinate’s board of directors earlier this year, and he also currently serves as executive chair of QSecure in addition to serving on the board of directors of Progress Software (NASDAQ: PRGS). Krall brings… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerNetworkingAudio

  • Tuesday, August 02, 2011
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    PSW Staff 08/02/11 04:30 PM, 0 Comments
    The Fair Saint Louis Foundation has held a special celebration featuring live music, air shows, and spectacular fireworks displays on the grounds of the 90-acre Jefferson National Expansion Memorial under the iconic Gateway Arch every July 4th holiday since 1981. Known as “America’s Biggest Birthday Party” and held for three successive nights up through the 4th, this year’s get-together featured the Steve Miller Band, Maroon Five and Montgomery Gentry. Produced by Mike Kociela at Entertainment Saint Louis, St. Louis’ own… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • eaw
    PSW Staff 08/02/11 04:21 PM, 2 Comments
    EAW has appointed John Speck to the position of marketing director. He has a long history with the company, having served on the marketing team from 1995-2000 and as an outside consultant in the years since. “It’s very rare in our industry to find a person who can both understand an innovation at the technical level and also communicate that innovation in a compelling, non-technical way,” says Jeff Rocha, EAW president. “John is such a person, as he proved over… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio