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  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
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    PSW Staff 08/21/14 10:18 AM,
    The Blackbird Academy, a premier studio and live sound engineering school in Nashville, has recently installed and integrated the Roland M-48 Personal Mixing System into their program. The Academy’s unique “hands-on” approach curriculum provide students access to world-famous Blackbird Studio gear and engineers. “At The Blackbird Academy, our prime emphasis is teaching the students to provide the client with high-quality sound and service throughout the production process,” says co-director and instructor Kevin Becka. “The compact, M-48 mixers punch this ticket… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMixerMonitoringStudio

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    PSW Staff 08/21/14 09:47 AM,
    Full Compass Systems was a proud participant in the 13th annual “Opera in the Park” concert for the city of Madison. This free annual concert has become a summer tradition for the community and adds to the Lipps’ long history of promoting music and music education on both local and national levels. Many staff hours were donated by a team of Full Compass employees including CEO and founder, Jonathan Lipp, who provided his expertise at the front-of-house mixing console.  Other… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 08/21/14 09:06 AM,
    Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the all-new Cable Cubby 202, the latest addition to the company’s benchmark Cable Cubby Series/2 line of cable access enclosures for AV connectivity and AC power. The compact Cable Cubby 202 is equipped with one fixed, unswitched AC outlet and is available in versions for the US, Europe, and other world markets. The removable Cable Pass-Through Bracket accommodates up to four AV cables, allowing cables to be installed or serviced… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 08/21/14 08:49 AM,
    Biamp Systems today announced the appointment of Robert Taylor as regional manager, Southeast Region of North America. In his new role, Taylor will be responsible for strategic sales and support encompassing the entire Biamp® product line for customers in the Southeastern United States. “Robert’s background includes not only a strong foundation managing a diversified product portfolio across multiple market segments, but also a remarkable depth of experience in audio design and installation,” said Read Wineland, Regional Director, Eastern North America… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessInstallationManufacturerSystem

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    PSW Staff 08/21/14 07:41 AM,
    II Divo recently performed their 2013 album “A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway Live” to a capacity crowd of 18,000 gathered at Musgrave Park in Cork reinforced byt an Outline GTO line array system. The multi-national vocal singing group were joined for the night by The City of Cork Symphony Orchestra—who also performed a full program of popular music—along with several well-known Irish acts in support. Full production (including audio, lighting, video and staging) for the event was… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 08/21/14 07:29 AM,
    One Systems Inc., located in Nashville, TN, has announced the availability of the One Systems mobile app available on iTunes and GooglePlay. The new app software for Android, iPad, iPhone and iPod devices simplifies the process of finding the right One Systems or On Point Audio product for every application. Users can search by brand, application, power handling, available finishes, optional transformer taps or coverage patterns. All available suspension hardware is also accessible via type or compatible model. Looking for… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessEducationInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSoftwareSubwoofer

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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    PSW Staff 08/20/14 08:56 AM,
    Dancefloor, s.r.o., a Czech Republic distributor and integrator, recently completed the installation of Community Professional loudspeakers based audio systems in two venues for the town of Znojmo, located in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. The first venue was the Winter Stadium, home of the Orli Znojmo hockey club.  The 6,000+ seat Winter Stadium is a multi-purpose facility that had long suffered with poor sound levels and intelligibility, lacking the ability to inform and involve visitors and produce… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 08/20/14 07:45 AM,
    Catering to weddings, private events, festivals, clubs and concerts in and around the tri-state area, Philadelphia Funk Authority comprises hardworking individuals whose passion is playing funk, soul and R&B music from the ‘70s to today. Since the band’s members all maintain regular jobs during the day, it opted for a Harman Soundcraft Si Expression 2 console to mix its shows from the stage, foregoing the need for extensive technical training on a difficult-to-use console.  Heading up the technical department for… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 08/20/14 06:36 AM,
    DPA Microphones played an integral role during the Aspen Opera Theater Center (AOTC) program held at the historic Wheeler Opera House during the recent Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. The AOTC relied on the d:dicate 4006C Omnidirectional, 4011A Cardioid and 4015C Wide Cardioid Microphones, as well as the d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone 10-piece Classic Touring Kit for their pristine recording capabilities. Supplied by DPA, Inc. — the company’s U.S. branch, these mics were used primarily to record and broadcast AOTC’s… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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    Mike Sessler 08/19/14 06:03 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Last year, a worship leader named Jordan Richmond wrote a post on Thom Rainer’s blog. The post is entitled, “How Loud Should Our Church Music Be?” and it incited no small number of comments. In fact, if you have some time, go read the comments; some are quite amusing. I think the article raises an important point, and is a good starting point for discussion. However, I do take issue with a few… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerMeasurementProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementTechnician