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  • Monday, September 24, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/24/12 01:25 PM,
    St. Louis–based freelance sound engineer Doug Fowler has developed a fast, efficient method for setting up and tuning PA systems. Fowler relies on Line 6 XD-V digital wireless systems, Josephson C550H precision condenser microphones and AFMG SysTune 1.2 real-time measurement software to equalize and align all system elements immediately after the sound system is hung. “Measurement microphones are designed for mostly flat, full-range response,” notes Fowler. “The Line 6 system is digital, has no companding and measures well electrically so… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMeasurementSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 09/24/12 12:53 PM,
    Featuring a combination of music concerts and soccer games, attendees at this year’s Ethiopian 4th of July Celebration at RFK Stadium found themselves immersed in top quality sound. Over the course of three days—July 1st, 4th, and 6th—hip hop artist T.I. and rappers TPain, B.o.B., and Young Jeezy were among the numerous acts that kept the roughly 10,000 attendees in festive spirits. Music was everywhere, thanks in no small part to the exemplary performance characteristics of D.A.S. Audio Aero Series… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Friday, September 21, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/21/12 10:42 AM,
    CADAC has announced that the CADAC CDC Four is in full production and shipping to CADAC distributors around the world. The CDC Four is a compact digital console that features 16 genuine CADAC analogue mic pre amps with gain control, fully emulated CADAC EQ, and an expandable input count of up to 64 inputs with a dedicated stage rack. CADAC’s first production digital mixer featres steel construction throughout, with wood trim. All mic pre’s are fully 96kHz 24 bit –… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Dave Rat 09/18/12 09:16 AM,
    I’m asked a lot of questions about sound. Many of them focus on unraveling and understanding some particular function, feature or concept, while others are directed toward distilling my opinion on methods or industry trends. A while ago. I was asked some questions that led me to some in-depth pondering. The questions: Why are line arrays so popular? Are they a fad or here to stay? And what will be the “next big thing”? The fact is that line array-type… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Monday, September 17, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/17/12 06:27 AM,
    For the second year in a row, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, was hired to handle frequency coordination for the wireless microphones, in-ear monitors and communications for all of the performance stages and media at the annual Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago’s Grant Park. Despite severe weather and the delays it brought along with it, careful preparation ensured the team could successfully coordinate three… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWirelessAudio

  • Thursday, September 13, 2012
    Kevin Young 09/13/12 04:01 PM,
    If there’s one overarching force that has driven Stuart “Dinky” Dawson’s career it’s a never-ending search for quality. A relentless innovator, he cut his teeth mixing and designing systems for some of the most prominent acts of the past five decades. And though they came from a broad spectrum of genres, in every case his goal was the same - to consistently improve the methods and the tools he employed in an effort to deliver the highest quality reproduction of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertMixerSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 09/13/12 03:11 PM,
    JBL Professional supported the recent Artists for Autism benefit in Tarzana, CA, providing a VRX Series PA system for the day-long event. Held at live music venue Petie’s Place, the Artists for Autism event featured performances by Resurrect the Machine, Ronny North, the Back Beat Brawlers and Jeff Iftekaruddin. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Autism Speaks foundation. The main system at the benefit included four JBL VRX932LAP powered Constant Curvature loudspeakers and two VRX918SP powered subwoofers,… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/12/12 08:42 AM,
    Creative Stage Lighting, North American distributor of Avolites and Avolites Media, announces that the new, highly-anticipated Sapphire Touch lighting console is now shipping in the United States. The first Sapphire Touch was shipped to TERI Productions from Creative Stage Lighting and is already in use. TERI Productions used Sapphire Touch on the 2-week Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, TN.  Afterwards it went directly to Vicksburg Mississippi and was the main console for the Miss Mississippi Scholarship Pageant. “Programming the console is… View this post
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    PSW Staff 09/12/12 06:16 AM,
    Bassist and vocalist artist Esperanza Spalding is currently touring with her new group, the Radio Music Society, with a full microphone setup from DPA Microphones, including the new d:facto Vocal Microphone, which she is using for her vocal performances. Esperanza’s sound engineer Jaime Armengol chose DPA for the world tour because of the sound quality he knew he could achieve with the brand. In addition to the d:facto, Armengol relies on the full range of d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones, and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneStageAudio

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/11/12 09:51 AM,
    Provident Bank Park in Ramapo, New York, is home to the Rockland Boulders minor league baseball team as well as the St. Thomas Aquinas College baseball team. Opened in June of 2011, the stadium is also undergoing its first season as a summer concert venue. Featuring a variety of well-known acts, including Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and Smashmouth, Provident Bank Park has rapidly become an important destination for sports and entertainment. To ensure the best possible… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio