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  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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    PSW Staff 11/13/13 10:59 AM,
    Sir Tom Jones, the legendary superstar with over 100 million record sales to his credit, recently performed live at Shangri-La’s Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa, located in Muscat, Oman, as part of his world tour. The concert was held at the resort’s amphitheater, with an audience of more than 3,000 people. Having last performed there three years ago, Tom requested a return. Aged 73, the performer sang his classics including “It’s Not Unusual”, “Delilah”, “Kiss”, “What’s New Pussycat”, all… View this post
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  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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    Fletcher 11/12/13 06:38 PM,
    The first time I walked into a gig with a couple of ribbon microphones to use on guitars and drum overheads, the house sound guy at the club looked at me like I had three heads, six arms and was painted purple. This was about 25 years ago, when even the thought of using a condenser mic in a live setting was also considered ridiculous by the majority of the pro audio community. But you know what? Ribbon mics can… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 11/12/13 03:24 PM,
    The 14th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Family Day was recently held in the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.  The afternoon event featured live performances by many well-known artists including Jason Mraz, Ed Wheeran, Austin Mahone and Emblem 3. Audio Production Services (APS), located in Amawalk, New York, provided a dBTechnologies-based sound reinforcement system for the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 11/12/13 09:21 AM,
    Capital Sound recently overcame the notoriously challenging acoustics of London’s Alexandra Palace with help from Martin Audio MLA Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array (MLA) technology for a live show and radio broadcast by dance music trio Above & Beyond Group Therapy. Capital Sound account manager Martin Connolly notes, “The Great Hall is a beautiful space; but when it was built in 1873, no one ever envisaged that the building would need to play host to the high volume of a modern day… View this post
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  • Monday, November 11, 2013
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    PSW Staff 11/11/13 03:28 PM,
    Audio-Technica is celebrating its 20th year of supporting the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards by providing an extensive selection of vocal and instrument microphones for its annual awards show. The 47th Annual CMA Awards aired live in 5.1-channel surround sound Wednesday, November 6, 2013, on the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and featured over 150 Audio-Technica microphones, including an impressive array of hard-wired mics and Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless Systems. Audio-Technica microphones were chosen… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/11/13 11:33 AM,
    AES 2013 lunchtime keynote speaker Michael Bishop discussed his recording of John Adams’ “On the Transmigration of Souls”. Its premiere recording received the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Classical Album, Best Orchestral Performance, and Best Classical Contemporary Composition and the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album. During the presentation, surround recording engineer Michael Bishop explained his production process and played the work in its entirety. “This is an incredibly dynamic and varied composition,” remarked Bishop, “Full of fine… View this post
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  • Friday, November 08, 2013
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    PSW Staff 11/08/13 02:37 PM,
    IK Multimedia is proud to announce that iLoud, the first portable stereo speaker designed for studio monitor quality on the go, is now available from music instrument and consumer electronics retailers worldwide. The iLoud battery-operated speakers combine superior power, pristine frequency response and amazing low end in an ultra-portable design that makes it the perfect alternative to studio speakers for music creation, composition and playback on the go. The iLoud speaker is indeed very loud. In fact, it’s 2 to… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/08/13 02:23 PM,
    Musicians are choosing Line 6 StageSource loudspeakers because they like the sound better than other loudspeakers. To make it easier for musicians to experience the difference for themselves, Line 6 is launching a StageSource test drive program—at no cost to customers. If musicians want to check out StageSource L2t or L2m loudspeakers for an upcoming gig or rehearsal, they can simply visit one of the participating dealers and take them home. Alternately, they can the Test Drive webpage and fill… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/08/13 02:06 PM,
    New Zealand PA company, High Definition Audio Visual Ltd (HDAV), has invested in two Allen & Heath digital consoles, a Qu-16 rackmount mixer, and the new GLD-112 with accompanying AR2412 and AR84 for additional stage and FOH I/O racks. The Auckland-based firm has added Qu-16 to its hire stock to manage a forthcoming national corporate roadshow that will have a corporate element as well as a performance in each city by the band Moorhouse, a recent X Factor NZ contestant.… View this post
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  • Thursday, November 07, 2013
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    PSW Staff 11/07/13 12:28 PM,
    The Monterey Jazz Festival is one of the longest consecutively running jazz festivals and has featured some of the most riveting performances in the last 50 years. With the bar set higher every year, show audiences – which have grown to more than 8,000 at the arena stage alone – now expect outstanding performances and higher quality audio each and every year. DPA Microphones’ d:screet 4060 Omnidirectional microphone with its low-profile, natural sound, regularly accommodates Monteray Jazz Festival engineers as… View this post
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